“There's no political future. I can take a hint.”
Well-spanked former Harris go boy Tony Clement cries in his beer about election loss Monday night - his third in recent months after defeats provincially and in the Tory leadership race. We're glad phony Tony can take a hint, but we're not sure we've seen the last of him.
PETA's penis principle
Eating meat can cause impotence. That's the message PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is plastering on a billboard on Hwy 400 just in time for the Canada Day weekend. PETA says the ad is meant to remind us that "animals shouldn't be treated as meat machines." So why is the voluptuous blond in a maple-leaf-print bikini - who's holding up a string of sausages next to the tag line "I threw a party but the meat-eaters couldn't come" - being portrayed as a piece of meat? Oh, yeah, she's good enough to eat.
Marx and blowing the Bloc
There were a couple of surreal moments, besides Paul Martin's wank of a victory speech, for those glued to the boob tube election night. Among the oddest came when conservative CTV seemed unnerved enough by a Marxist Leninist leading in Mississauga that it changed the onscreen designation from "MXL" to the more obscure "Other" just in case the impressionable kiddies were watching at home. Citytv's Gord Martineau's tongue slip about voters "blowing the Bloc" in Quebec came a close second on the bizarro-meter.
Family ties make good PR
Even if the timing is odd, the fact that his cop sons are up on corruption charges has nothing to do, former police chief Bill McCormack says, with the relaunch of his 1998 book Life On Homicide: A Police Detective's Memoir. Of course, the ex-chief would never try to capitalize on his sons' misfortunes. The only other explanation is that he's trying to buy his boys a little good PR by reminding us what a great guy he is. Innocence by association, so to speak.
Fantino's freaky friends
A strange assortment of folks expressed their dismay over news that Chief Julian Fantino's contract will not be renewed. It's always like this when somebody dies. The biggest load of disingenuous crap, though, had to come from former cop union blowhard Craig Bromell, who dripped so much praise for Fantino, you could forget he'd led a campaign to have the chief ousted. Craigy, you do remember that non-confidence vote? Are you shitting us now, or were you shitting us back then?