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August, 2013:

JT smoked pot

Wow. Stop the presses!

Big freaking deal.

So Steve thinks that the honest admission of Justin T that he smoked some weed a few years ago is enough of a reason to declare the leader of the LPC as unfit to be PM.

Yet, according to Mr. Harper, a PM who:

– appoints crooks and liars to the Senate
– prorogues Parliament THREE times for no good reason but to avoid being questioned in the House about questionable CPC activities
– wanted to spy on Canadians’ online activities without a legal warrant
– continues to pour millions into bogus Economic inAction Plan advertising
– has taken Canada from a surplus to a deficit budgetary position in a very short time
– is vilified internationally because of his position on the environment
– grossly mismanaged an important military procurement file
– slashes services to Afghanistan vets as they come back form active duty
– etc, etc ad nauseum

is QUITE fit to be PM…

Um, OK.

Stephen Harper. He’s clearly not up to the job.

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Yeah, the weather is WAY too nice to work…

… I think I’ll prorogue work!

Thanks Prime Minister Harper! Way to show leadership and initiative! I am taking your lead and proroguing until October.

And like you Parliamentarians, I’ll continue to be paid, right?

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DJ’s Roofing – anyone know about them?

If so, someone should tell the owner that a bunch of yahoos in one of their trucks (didn’t get the phone number and can’t find them with Google) ran the stop sign at the three-way stop at the end of my street last night (August 17) at about 7 pm… just as my 6 year old son and I were starting across the crosswalk.

Frickin’ idiots. I hope the interweb thingy does its magic and this gets back to the owner. Or maybe the driver WAS the owner!

In any case, if you need some roofing work done, avoid these guys – because if their roofing skills are at the same level as their driving skills…

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Banning scooters from streets…

It’s about time that someone pushed this issue up a flagpole!

I don’t always agree with Councillor Clark, but the issue of scooters on city streets should at the very least be studied by city staff and recommendations put forward. There is going to be a tragedy one of these days and it would be a shame if the City simply sat on their collective hands until one happens.

Yes, I get that scooters are a great thing for residents with mobility problems. Without these mortised devices, many would be shut in their homes and completely reliant on family and social services to get around.

And I also understand that some City sidewalks are in pretty dire need of repairs and the scooter-ability of said slabs of concrete is somewhat difficult.

But…

These devices are not suited to street use from a safety perspective. Pure and simple. I am a frequent user of St. Laurent Blvd. around the Elmvale Mall area. The sidewalks are wide and in good repair. Yet, it is not at all unusual to see a scooter or three pumping right down the street. And, for those of you who are not familiar with the area, St. Laurent is a very busy 4 lane divided main north/south artery.

One older gentleman has an annoying habit of powering his scooter right down the middle of one lane and giving the finger to anyone who honks at him!

Look, these things don’t have lights, move at a very slow speed and are difficult to spot at times.

Should the City be looking at those sidewalks in need of repairs and upgrades? Of course. But they also have to do the responsible thing and look at either regulating or banning scooters – at least in high traffic areas. Someone is going to get killed and a vehicle driver is going to have to live with that for the rest of their lives.
responsibility

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Maybe I’m wrong, and there really IS a God!

At least, this news is tantamount to divine intervention in my books!!!

Fox News North does NOT have to be offered on basic cable… a victory for those Canadians everywhere with IQs higher than the length of Pierre Polievre’s nose, in centimetres.

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Some of the PCPO MPPs are being just plain ol’ scumbags today…

Like this guy, for example:

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I’m pretty sure that no one has been convicted of an offence. I guess Mr. Bob Bailey MPP doesn’t really care about stuff like “charges” and “due process”.

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E Day in Ottawa South!

Woot!

Come on everyone! Woot with me!

I just don’t “get” people who don’t get excited about elections. It is the one tangible time when we, as citizens, can choose what a part of our democracy will look like.

As we are CITIZENS, dammit! Not “taxpayers” as conservatives like to call us! CITIZENS!!

And as citizens, we have a responsibility to VOTE. It’s not simply a right.

Anyhoo… Congrats to all of the candidates in Ottawa South. It takes some guts to put your name in the ring.

I will be taking my daughter to the polling booth with me after I pick her up from camp this afternoon. We all need to turn our kids onto this whole democracy thing at a young age, right?

As for Ottawa South, the three front runners all ran strong campaigns. I didn’t like how Matt Young and the PC’s kept trying to draw a non-existent link between what John’s boss did and what John knew… but w.e. Conservatives are famous for spreading misinformation. In spite of this, Mr. Young shows promise; he’s just with the wrong party.

Bronwyn also ran a strong campaign in a riding that will never vote NDP. Good on her. She clearly has bigger goals in mind after her School Board Trustee gig ends.

Finally, John Fraser showed his mettle in the campaign trail. He was energetic, forthright and rose above the accusations made against him. He deserves the opportunity to show we citizens of Ottawa South what he can do at Queen’s Park.

And he will. But it will be very, very close.

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