“The surprise is that Ontario's response to SARS worked at all.”
The SARS Commission report into the botched handling of the outbreak makes us wonder how ready we are for the next pandemic.
So Stephen Harper has finally got his attack dog, snarly wise guy John Baird, to do his environmental dirty work. What better way to convince a skeptical public that you’re committed to eco change than by putting a Harris-era Mr. Fix-It at the helm? Now, there’s a winning strategy. Does anybody really believe the Tories are going to stick it to their friends in the oil industry to slow the spewing of greenhouse gases? If Johnny Boy were serious about the environment, he’d turn down the heat on BS his boss Harper’s been blowing about how Kyoto targets are impossible to meet.
Beer kegs the new crack for cops
Partying in university towns may be a thing of the past if coppers in London and Kingston get their way with a plan to track keg purchases province-wide – all so they can keep a lid on wild parties. The proposal for a province-wide registry is under review by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. What next? GPS monitoring systems to track down panty raiders?
NBC’s penis envy
All of a sudden the stuffed shirts at NBC don’t seem to have a problem with Justin Timberlake’s recent Dick In A Box spot on Saturday Night Live. NBC originally aired the segment, a parody of a bad boy-band video complete with Timberlake wrapping his johnson as a present for his gal friend, with the operative word “dick” bleeped out. The skit has since been all over YouTube, so the network’s decided to post a video of it, explicit lyrics and all, on its website, nbc.com. It’s about the bottom line. Yes, even the tight-asses at NBC understand that Web traffic means the potential for more ad revenue.
Bush for brains
The world has been waiting for weeks to hear what Bush has planned for Iraq. It turns out we shouldn’t have been holding our breath. Shit-for-brains George’s brilliant idea is to send 20,000 more troops into a widening civil war, even while U.S. hawks are clamouring for a pullout. Is this his idea of a Nixonian peace with honour? Just more evidence this cat should have been impeached for lying to the American people a long time ago.