“Last time I looked, the United States was not on the ballot for the January 23 election.”
U.S. ambassador David Wilkins, meddling in Canadian affairs, rips Paul Martin for supposedly intruding on U.S. politics. Let's see. Kyoto, softwood lumber, Iraq. What a jerk.
Kings 2, Leafs 1, Chef Boyardee 0
Leafs fans leaving last week's game with the Kings at the Air Canada Centre were handed a can of Chef Boyardee. Talk about not knowing your market. As if the mostly well-heeled who can afford $150 tickets and exorbitantly priced concessions would go for -- or really needed -- the pasta in their diet. If ConAgra, the food giant behind the Boyardee label, really wanted a PR coup, it would have donated the 20,000 cans to Daily Bread.
The health care crisis Grits created
The province's new targets for waiting times for health care would be pathetic if they weren't so frightening. Four weeks for radiotherapy for cancer patients? Up to 16 weeks for patients at risk of losing their eyesight to cataracts? Twenty-six weeks for heart patients, depending on the severity of the condition? Worse still, these are only benchmarks. There's nothing holding hospitals accountable when they screw up. Our health care standards have, tragically, fallen so far that you've gotta wonder whether the Libs didn't create this crisis in the first place to make ushering in private care more palatable.
Smoking out Doofus Dalton
Strange to see the Tories standing up for autoworkers. But when Dalton McGuinty called the loss of 3,900 jobs at GM in Oshawa "a small contraction" and Markham MPP Tony Wong's advice to those who lost their jobs was to stop acting like "crybabies," the Tories had a field day. Of course, the PCs screwed it up when they tried to burn MPP Liz Sandals for being insensitive to the loss of 585 jobs at Imperial Tobacco in Guelph. Message to Tories: smoking no good.
Q107's laughable ode to Lennon
All those odes to John Lennon last week hit an embarrassing low when rock radio station Q107 took out a memorium in the Star's obit pages. Talk about idol worship. The Q even invited listeners and readers to sign a book of condolences at the Hard Rock Café. Not sure where the book ended up, but this fawning over the former Beatle is laughable. All we are saying is give us a break.