“He's trying to fake an urban agenda here by not taking as much from cities as he used to.”
NDP chief Jack Layton's not buying unelected Prime Millionaire Paul Martin's Throne Speech, which tries to out-red the social democrats.
Boob bombast bizarre
So the head of America's television watchdog, the FCC, and the NFL commissioner are pissed because Janet Jackson's boob flash lowered the standards of the Super Bowl broadcast. And that would be the same broadcast that, on the American telecast, featured commercials with a dog biting a man's balls, toilet paper hanging off a football player's ass and a horse farting in a supermodel's face?
Bombardier jobs a bust
Sad how Bombardier has cut 300 more jobs from their Downsview plant. It's farming out manufacturing to cheaper - read foreign - factories. So if city council had folded under aggressive lobbying by the plant's union for the fixed link, we'd be stuck with an unwanted bridge to the Islands and still no jobs. Good thing council didn't cave for the promise of jobs that often never actually appear.
Out, damn Spot!
Nice to see bubbly billionaire Ken Thomson squealing with glee at the return of his stolen ivories - the statues, not his teeth. But in this feel-good story not everybody wins. When Thomson gathered the returned loot on his bed like a grey-haired Gollum, he kicked two of his three dogs off the duvet to make room for the ivories to spend the night. We're not sure which of Poochie, Smoochie or Gucci got his lordship's heave-ho.
Troops, trucks and Belinda
Right-wing backbiting is spicing up the sleepy campaign to lead the snoozing Conservative party. Charm- and charisma-free candidate Tony Clement is accusing Belinda Stronach's old employer, Daddy's Magna International, of selling military equipment to Zimbabwe, violating Canadian law. He's demanding clarification but has forgotten Belinda's confession that she's "not a military expert." If she can't figure out if she'd have sent troops to Iraq, how's she to tell the difference between a troop carrier and a truck?