Lots of bullets, no brains
A big oopsie for pistol-packin', pugilistic police puffster Norm Gardner. The unrepentant hothead's chairing of the police services board has long made a mockery of its role as cop watchdog. But an investigation into controversial gun gifts Gardner received from weapons suppliers, instead of exonerating him as Gardner boasted it would, has turned up new allegations that he took free ammunition from the city police force's bullet supplies. The morally challenged cop-sucker is sounding like so many over-deniers before him, with his "I didn't know I was doing anything wrong" cracks. The quicker he's tossed like the day-old baked goods he once sold, the better for the board's increasingly damaged reputation. Just say good bye, Norm.
“ "Clear Channel is the enemy. They own the house of rock. They bought the house, but they didn't buy me."”
- Neil Young explains why his Greendale rock extravaganza mocks the entertainment giant with a fake Clear Channel poster that declares "Support Our War," even though it is promoting his tour.
Shameless Ernie runs right
Don't be surprised if Ernie Eves comes out against the wheel and fire in the next few weeks. In an effort to awaken complacent Tories - "Hey, we already own this province, why should we bother voting?" - the caveman premier is making a stunning, and appalling, run to the right. Sounding more and more like George W. than Bill Davis, he's unleashed a Bible Belt bellow that embraces the death penalty (not a provincial issue), blasts the Frenchies in Quebec and slams immigration policies (also not a provincial issue).
Got to love the film festival's true PotLuck Party Sunday night, sponsored by High Times magazine. Hundreds of puff purveyors made their way to Queen East, where bowls were jammed with righteous pre-rolled joints, though the mellowist vibe was saved for the floor featuring the vaporizer. It's a vacuum-cleaner-type machine that allegedly incorporates "German jet engine technology" to miraculously turn the scent-laden smoke into an innocent vapour that leaves its ingesters feeling fine indeed.
T.O. corruption expert
"I don't think City Hall is corrupt." - Payola-lovin', disgraced ex-budget chief and absurd mayoralty candidate Tom Jakobek shows how little he knows during a Globe and Mail candidates round table. We know Jakobek thinks it's OK to take gifts from City Hall suppliers and to give lobbyists and bag men undue influence and free run of the corruption-riddled city. That's why he's unfit for the job. So why doesn't he stop wasting voters' time trying to be mayor?