“This is not about photo ops. This is about solutions.”
Spokesperson Bruce Scott on why Mayor David Miller refused an invite to tour the site of recent shootings. What a relief. Wish all pols could resist grandstanding on human misery.Spokesperson Bruce Scott on why Mayor David Miller refused an invite to tour the site of recent shootings. What a relief. Wish all pols could resist grandstanding on human misery.
Paris Hilton is burning hot - in a wig
Maybe McDonald's is getting a little gun-shy about messing with its squeaky-clean rep. The burger chain's most recent attempt to win street cred with a new line of designer uniforms it hopes staff will wear outside work is definitely a cut below. McD's as status symbol? Now that's a tough sell. How about Paris Hilton in clown custume chomping on a beefy Big Mac? Well, not really.
Air France's curious crash landing
The more workers pick through the wreckage, the curiouser the crash of Air France Flight 358 gets. First, claims from the relatives of passengers that they were kept in the dark about the fate of loved ones for hours. Then this week, a $125 million class action filed by passengers claiming that the plane's emergency slides didn't fully deploy, causing them injuries. But what of the all-important black box that was whisked back to France - supposedly because we don't have the technology here to decode it? What's with that?
FU, I love my SUV
Globe columnist Margaret Wente needs to get a life - outside her SUV, that is. On the same day oil prices rocketed to record levels, the maven of motor madness boasted how nothing, not even $3-a-litre gas, will get her to ditch the SUV she drives to work every day, though the streetcar stops in front of her house. Gosh, SUVs are such fun - the sure death from pollution her habits and those of like-minded drivers are causing be damned.
Closing doors on A/C hogs
With the anniversary of the August 14 blackout looming, it's reassuring to see that the Conservation Council of Ontario has gotten around to targetting businesses that keep their doors open while blasting their A/C. The council estimates that leaving open a single door of even a small business blows enough energy in a day to cool a house. Tell that to the A/C hogs on Queen West and along the Danforth. Better still, don't shop there until they change their wasteful ways.