“I'm really sick and tired of seeing kids out at 3 in the morning. They're not buying milk.”
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) makes his twisted pitch for a 10:30 pm curfew for under-16s. Just what is whack job Giorgio doing trolling the streets at all hours anyway?
Tale of the burning bureaucrat
Contrary to one published report, the sudden departure of city waste management honcho Angelos Bacopoulos had nothing to do with lefties on council freaked about his pro-incineration views. In fact, the mayor himself hasn't completely shut the door on that option. No, Bacopoulos's exit smells like he didn't like being passed over for the commissioner's job, and his sniffing for work elsewhere caused his bosses in the bureaucracy to question his dedication. Let's hope his replacement can snuff out the incineration madness.
When the Levy breaks wind
Sun columnist of calumny Sue-Ann Levy is at it again with her mad ravings pissing all over the poor. Now she's taking welfare recipients to task for legally availing themselves of a $250 monthly special diet allowance. "Appalling," windbag Levy calls the "meal ticket" stipend, even if it's the only way to make ends meet. Shocking indeed that the poor should demand to eat.
Hebrew hoax at the Post
The Post may be kiss-asses for Israeli government policy, but that doesn't mean they know their Hebrew. Take the lead missive in last Saturday's (September 17) paper from one Ben Mamzer, self-described professor of law at Hebrew University. A hoax, it turns out, allegedly perpetrated by unnamed members of the "Muslim community" to play up the Post's pro-Israel bias. If the Posties are such hotshot Hebrew-philes, shouldn't they know that "Ben Mamzer" translates as "son of a bastard?"
Some 1,500 municipalities across the globe will be marking Car Free Day today (Thursday, September 22) with huge celebrations and announcements of new initiatives pumping cleaner transportation options. Last year Montreal and Vancouver hosted street closings. Too bad Toronto's official response is to steer clear of any financial commitments or even a public announcement urging commuters to take transit or bike to work. Those smog days earlier this summer? They're all just a blur.