Why the Leafs never have to win
“My family is in it for the long haul. I sold my company to pay for hockey tickets.” - Leaf fan John Jerret gives too much honesty quoted as a super fan on the ticket for the Leaf's Saturday night massacre at the hands of the Philly Flyers.
How high's the water John Tory?
Hopefully this is the last time Up front can take a swipe at John Tory public figure as he slithers back into the backrooms after a crushing defeat at the polls. SooTuesday Tory chose a private kiddie play area on Kingston Road to make this declaration "Toronto is more than the first six blocks north of the waterfront. " Funny thing to say at a site just, umm, two blocks from the water. And if Tory's Tories hadn't destroyed the school system, kids would be hanging at public school play areas or community rec halls, not private family fun centres.
Psst, wannna read a newspaper, cheap?
As usual, all Toronto dailies have found bizarre ways to interpret recent readership and circulation reports that make us wonder if we can believe anything they say. One of the more revealing spins found the National Post trying to smooth over readership losses while gloating about how much the newspaper war is costing their rivals at the Globe and Mail. "The Globe's costs are thought to far exceed those of the Post because of increased spending on marketing, editorial and higher staffing levels." And the Aspers wonder why more people are reading the Globe while their right wing rag is on a deathwatch.
Paul Godfrey politician only in his dreams
Had to laugh when Toronto's master backroom dealmaker, Paul Godfrey, the most powerful non-elected man in Toronto city politics - and John Tory lover - referred to himself as "a former politician" at a recent conference whining about lack of public funding for pro sports. The only reason Godfrey was a remotely public figure was because Mel Lastman, John Tory and the rest helped him snag an appointment as the city's non-elected Metro chairman. The public never elected him to anything. And now, as head of the Toronto Blue Jays, he is moaning that the great unwashed aren't smart enough to throw tax dollars and tax breaks at major sports teams. Damn, public eh Paul? Not smart enough to vote for you or hand over cash for any of your sports mega projects