We got trouble here in River City folks!
Where I live here in London West is the political riding of former Environment Minister Chris Bentley, the guy at the centre of the cancelled gas plant fiasco!
For the by-election scheduled for this week, we have some broad running for the NDP, an Arab for the Conservatives, and a guy who is a former union rep, and a socialist, (who called the Liberals every name in the book as recently as two months ago) and now turned  turncoat and running for the Liberals. (Probably with a promise of a cabinet post if he gets in!)
The common wisdom was that the Arab would come in first, with the turncoat the socialist well back in the numbers! (This is not working class territory here in London West.)
Well guess what, folks?
There was a full page ad in front of the front page  in the London Free Press this morning claiming that the NDP had 36 percent of the voters, the PC’s 30% and the Liberals 24% in this riding.
Personally, I think it’s utter bullshit and the NDP is trying to pull a fast one to get more voters!
I will let you know more on Friday morning!!!!!!
U.S. President Barack Obama’s latest public comments on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline have highlighted the wildly divergent job estimates associated with the project while raising concerns among American proponents that he’s poised to reject it.
(Well fuck him………………, and the horse he rode in on! -Ed.)
Everybody’s got something to hide, except for me and my monkey!
German authorities have posted a public notice urging Justin Bieber to get in touch with them about an unpaid bill for his former pet monkey Mally.images

Bieber failed to produce the necessary vaccination and import papers for the monkey when he arrived for a European tour in March. Mally became the property of the German government in May when the Canadian singer failed to claim his pet.
A spokesman for the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation says Bieber has one week to pay 1,130 euros ($1,500) for the monkey’s care.
Franz Boehmer said Tuesday that otherwise customs officials “have ways of making him pay” next time he enters Germany.
(Bieber is already on the hook for a separate 5,000-euro bill from Munich customs.)
Condolences are pouring in after the death of Burnley (Rocky) Jones, who is being remembered as a human rights crusader and champion of Nova Scotia’s black community.
African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Maureen MacDonald says Jones was a respected leader who had a prominent voice in many of the social equity and civil rights discussions in the province.
MacDonald says Jones, who was named to the Order of Nova Scotia in 2010, spent four decades promoting racial equality and civil rights.
If you read the previous article you will wonder at the hubris, or just plain stupidity of this comment:
The president of the Toronto Police Association says he’s surprised that the officer who repeatedly fired at a teenager armed with a small knife has been suspended.
(Well gag me with a spoon! -Ed.)
A new study by investment firm UBS has found just 28% of people with between $1 million and $5 million in invest-able assets consider themselves wealthy. (Well if that’s the case kids, I am going to march right down to my bank and ask to open a joint chequing account with someone who has lots of money!)
Down in the States, McDonalds restaurants claim to have “the cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history” for a mere one dollar! ($1:00)
Your inquiring reporter doesn’t know about the ‘nutritious’ and ‘bountiful’ part, but I would like to know why the McDonald’s double cheeseburger costs a buck eighty nine here in Canada?  ($1:89)
The University of Idaho is collaborating with William Barnes on a venture called “The Falcon Project,” which will use a camera attached to a 45-foot-long drone to look for evidence of Sasquatch. “If it’s just a really good story, a coincidence, it is one of the most eternally coherent and consistent stories ever told,” Meldrum said when asked if he believes Bigfoot really exists.
There has been renewed interest in the alleged existence of the creature since a video surfaced last week that claims to show a bipedal ape roaming through the Canadian wilderness .
The video has been clicked on more than 300,000 times since it was posted to YouTube on July 24. Of course, the video has generated its share of skeptics, who point out that the grainy footage is shot from a considerable distance and is far from conclusive.