“I wish she would spend the rest of her life with a blood-scarlet 'K' carved into her high, shiny forehead: for killer. ”
Star columnist Rosie DiManno seeing red at Karla Homolka's hearing last week. The vitriol over her impending release reaches a new low.Star columnist Rosie DiManno seeing red at Karla Homolka's hearing last week. The vitriol over her impending release reaches a new low.
What a difference closing a couple of highways makes. The air quality downtown was decidedly better last weekend, thanks to the Ride For Heart, which closed parts of the Gardiner and DVP. Strange, no squawking from the usual car-lovers about the inconvenience. Well, it was for a good cause. But what about shutting down these arteries - not clogging the ones that allow us to breathe - on a regular basis.
Death, lies and audio tape
We knew it all along, but now there's tape proving Harris government complicity in the 1995 police shooting death of native Dudley George. "We're dealing with a real redneck government," one OPP inspector was quoted as saying recently in a tape played at the inquiry into George's death. "They are fuckin' barrel-suckers, they are just in love with gunso. They couldn't give a shit... about Indians." We can only hope there's a rider to negate that deal the Georges signed to drop their lawsuit against Harris et al., cuz it looks like they were calling the shots behind the scenes all along.
More than a few irate Blue Jays fans noticed the American flags on the team's caps for their Memorial Day set against the Seattle Mariners. Paul So, the Jays' manager of guest relations, responded to complaints by pointing out that "most of our players are American." So Canuck-dominated teams in the NHL should be required to wear our flag on their helmets to commemorate our national holidays?
Ben Chin's head spin
Nice to see Ben Chin land on his feet at Global National after getting dumped by Toronto 1's current affairs mess, Toronto Tonight. It's certainly a step sideways. But whatever possessed Benny to move to the rubber-dinghy Toronto 1 from the CBC in the first place, especially when it looked like he was being groomed for bigger things? Did his talking head get too big? Whatever the reason, lily-white Global can use the colour.