Casualties up, gas prices down
We listened carefully a month ago when the price of gas rose to almost 90 cents a litre and we were told it was because of the impending war with Iraq. Well, the bloodbath is here and the gas pump price has dropped to less than 70 cents. It's creepy to think that as the blood flows the price of driving drops. Another reason to ride a bike.
Toronto Island Airport idiocy
Hey, Barbara Hall and the rest of the fixed-link Toronto Island Airport boosters, great time to invest in expanding a money-losing airport. Air Canada's hitting major economic turbulence, the industry's in crisis, and a new terminal at Pearson, part of a multi-billion-dollar expansion, might not open this weekend because of airline uncertainty.
Copper chopper flopper
So nice of Ernie Eves's back-to-Common-Sense Tories to stick us with the "gift" of a $1-million copper chopper. Even the arrogant Toronto police haven't had the balls to force through their hard-on for a helicopter. But Eves's recent I Remember The Rich budget has endowed the felon-fighters with a flying machine, and we're stuck with annual upkeep of $2.5 million. Some gift. Upfront likes to be reasonable, so here's a compromise. Six months of flying over Rosedale pools and ogling backyard swimmers, er, fighting crime and six months generating revenue as a kiddie ride and Toronto tour chopper.
God doesn't bless Paul Godfrey
The greatest non-elected power in Toronto, Blue Jays boss Paul Godfrey is sucking up to U.S. baseball and its edict to play God Bless America at some games during the traditional seventh-inning stretch. We were happy to be polite during the American anthem, which represents more than just that country's government. But now border-denying Godfrey is playing the battle hymn of the invading republic -- and we're pissed. So enjoy the game and boo your ass off during the seventh-inning stretch when Godfrey panders to the warmongers. It beats Participaction.
"Fresh" Tory just recycled Mel
Nice to see mayoralty hopeful John Tory pretending to have a real job flipping burgers at his official campaign launch. But how does Mayor Mel's long-time backroom butt-boy get to pretend he's a breath of fresh air? Just because Tory's wielded immense political power behind the scenes but never actually stood for election doesn't make him fresh, just undemocratic. This guy has more political debts than an Olympic host city. Tory coached Lastman to step into every pile of shit he stumbled into during his corruption-riddled tenure. If the former Cable Guy were honest, he'd run as the incumbent.