Archive for June, 2010

Honesty in Baseball

June 21st, 2010
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I haven’t spent a lot of time at baseball games the past ten or so years. Any parent will tell you, kids interests often become the parents interests. From a sports perspective, there’s been a bit of volleyball, the odd hockey season, but mostly basketball and football, neither of which has ever been a sport I like much. So this year for fathers day, I decided I wanted my son to take his dear old dad to a baseball game.

fat-cats-logo-150x191None of that overpriced professional stuff – $60 for a halfway decent seat? OR I can sit five miles away and be treated like shite? Gee thanks for the options Blue Jays – for me. Instead I got him to take me to the Kitchener Panthers of the Intercounty Baseball League.

It was a beautiful day. The Panthers play in take-whatever-seat-you-want stadium, had hot dogs and sausages off the BBQ, and Dad his son and his friend got in for a purple Sir John. The weather was baseball perfect, hot not roasting. The sun was bright and the snowbirds were flying overhead from the nearby Waterloo airshow. It was Bull Durham without the sex.

The opponents. My new favourite team name, The Ottawa Fat Cats. It’s not the Macon Whoopie, I acknowledge, but neither are they anymore.

The Ottawa Fat Cats, now that’s truth in advertising.

Anyway, thanks to the boy for the best fathers day, I’ll turn you into a baseball fan yet.

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Never Mind SunTV…

June 17th, 2010

it should be SteynTV.

The SunTV website has a page for recomending personalities for the new conservative news channel.

Who better than Mark Steyn? It doesn’t have to be a regular daily show, just a weekly appearance ala Dennis Miller on Bill O’Reilly’s show.

What’s needed is a campaign to get Steyn on the new channel. Click the link, let SunTV know you want to see SteynTV.

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Divisive We Stand II

June 9th, 2010

Last week I discussed how divisive Mike Harris was getting an honorary doctorate from Nipissing University. This caused tolerant people everywhere to refuse  their honorary degrees, refuse to sit on the stage, refuse to give speeches on the same stage.

Now those tolerant teachers are threatening professional consequences against graduates of that school, in the name of Mike Harris’s divisiveness. Want to know why the teachers were such an easy target for the Harris PC’s. Because they made themselves one.

Shouldn’t the inclusive McGuinty Education Ministry be denouncing this letter? Or does Dalton’s mom not approve of Mike Harris getting an honorary degree either?

h/t SDA

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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral

June 9th, 2010
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spiral torontoAfter 19 years on city council, a guy can become used to the entitlement culture that is modern Canadian politics:

Kyle Rae admitted Tuesday he spent $12,000 from his taxpayer-subsidized communications budget to throw himself a “Farewell Celebration”…

Somehow, to this guy, to these people, a soiree at an upscale eatery for supporters is part of a councillors communications. Seems dodgy, you say. King Kyle, it turns out, has his i’s dotted and his t’s crossed.

Rae said he felt his constituents had effectively paid for such an event since he had handed over a $25,000 cheque to the city four years ago – money he raised that exceeded the spending limit for his re-election campaign that year.

So you see, it’s all good.

But wait a minute. If you donate to a candidates re-election campaign, and he sends taxpayer money your way to thank you, isn’t that a kick-back? Or at the very least, an election expense?

And if you didn’t donate to Kyle Rae, don’t like him and never voted for him? Not to worry, that newsletter he always sends out letting you know why your garbage wasn’t picked up – it’s in the mail.

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Hitler’s Facebook Update

June 1st, 2010
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Adolph is… really steamed about Joe McGinniss moving in to the neighbourhood: “Ihm Innenhof ist übersehend Meine behälter.”

It’s interesting what you can find when you Googeln.


Apologies in advance for the shitty German.

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