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August 17th, 2012:

The Snowbirds…

… yeah, they’re kinda neat… but $755 million worth of “neat”? I dunno.

And we all know that the $755 million really means $1 billion++, right?

Isn’t it time to put circuses like these to bed for good… at least those being paid for from the public purse? I know that there are many who think that symbols are important… especially those connected to the military. I’m not one of those people, but I respect the views of those who do hold these points of view.

But at what cost? Is there a limit? One billion? Twenty billion?

What do you think?


Friday miscellany…

…Free Pussy Riot edition!

UPDATE! The three members of Pussy Riot have been sentenced to TWO YEARS IN PRISON!

This is beyond ridiculous!

Boycott the 2014 Olympic Games!!!!!


Just learned that Pussy Riot, the chick punkers who have been in detention in Russia for performing an anti-Putin song in a church, have been declared guilty of hooliganism!

What a travesty! This is typical of Putin’s imperial Russia, and it also shows the power of the medieval Russian Orthodox Church! No separation of church and state there!

Now some will argue that this is an issue not of what they did, but where they did it… in a church. And I say bullshit! The fact that they performed their anti-Putin tune (a very short tune – they had under a minute before being escorted out) in a church just made it easier for Putin to come down hard on them. And so what if they performed in a church – it is no different from any other building, be it a house, a shed or a government building. This is an attack on free speech and expression… rights that are not respected by Tsar Vlad!

Thanks to WK, for keeping folks like me up to date on this issue…


Heard on CBC Radio this morning that Pierre Polievre likes John Denver tunes… especially Country Roads.


Why does this not surprise me?

I suspect Vic Toews is a big Barry Manilow fan…


Looks like it will be warmer than usual in most of Canada into the Fall.

I wonder if I’ll be booking tee times for December.


One last word on the Olympics before shutting up about it for the next couple of years..

It seems as though a lot of athletes were thanking some omnipotent imaginary force for that kick-ass shot put, the extra 2 inches on that high jump and for knocking a half second off their PB in the 100 metres!

I guess this obsession by The Gawd Dude with sports sort of explains why much of the world is going down the crapper. I mean, if God was so damned busy helping out athletes be all that they could be, how the hell did he or she have time for anything else in the world? You know, minor stuff like wars, pestilence, famine, my sore elbow… stuff like that.

But there’ll be no rest for the big guy/chick… The NFL season starts soon and Tim Tebow will be putting some huge time demands of the Great Bearded Guy in da Clouds…


Finally, I’d like to get in a little plug for an Ottawa soccer team that is trying to be crowned the BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion and with it, a $125K soccer pitch renovation and a team trip. The Ottawa Royals Futuro u10 Boys team – a student from my kids’ school is part of the team –  is currently 4th in voting and I’d like to ask you to help out. Click here for the link, and thanks!