Folks, ya just can’t have it both ways, or all-ways, or always, or everything all at once!
Or, as Stephen Wright says:
“Ya can’t have everything ….., where would ya put it?”
Which brings me to today’s :”Asshole of the Day!”
First let me tell ya that London, Ontario has a high unemployment rate due to the closure of the St. Thomas Ford plant, GM Diesel, Caterpillar, McCormick and Kellogg, as well as a bunch of small and medium factories!
(We are converting to a high tech, medical, and agricultural center, but this takes time.)
When we read a “letter to the editor” like this in the London Free Press, it gives me pause to wonder about some people!
Regarding Caranci hints at run for mayor (June 24): It is no secret that developers have been trying to put together a slate of pro-industry candidates to run in the next civic election. Having Caranci running fits very nicely with their objective. Beware and be attentive Londoners when you vote in October.
John McLeod
Am I reading this wrong, or does John McLeod have something against developers and industry!
(You might remember my article about IKEA being shown the door because they wanted to build on a property that had a swamp on it ….., that some people called a “nature preserve!”)
Oh, I know some people are against change of any sort, and there is the usual NIMBY crowd, but John McLeod should be run out of town on a rail……., or tossed in that swamp!
Judging by the video posted on YouTube, you don’t have to sound like Celine Dion, but you do have to know the words or else you’ll get buzzed (no, not the feeling tipsy kind of buzz) and have to start over. A behind-the-scenes video also posted by Molson explains the fridge will open if the anthem is sung all the way through with the right timing. The door will then release and “you’ll get to the magic inside.”

SAN ANTONIO – A Texas man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he plowed his sport utility vehicle into a San Antonio house and then asking the homeowner if he could use the bathroom, police and a TV news report said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, over at a different house: About $5,000 in damage was caused to a Third Ave. home in Port Colborne, Ontario Sunday afternoon when a deer crashed through the front window and ran through the house before getting stuck in the bathroom.
The deer finally ran off into the woods without so much as a “howdy do!”
1297575656472_ORIGINALFolks, there are those that are deserving, and then there are those that need to be helped no matter what!
“A Michigan man who has a 75-pound growth in his scrotum is hoping strangers on the Internet will help him raise $20,000 for surgery to remove it.”

Yup, the guy has a 75 pound cyst, (or something) growing in his balls and it might soon eat the rest of him!

Gary Oldman has injected a bit of sanity into this whole “political correctness” bullshit that is gripping North America at this time.
While he doesn’t condone what Mel Gibson said back in 2006, he did offer an opinion about it!
He tells Playboy magazine, “We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That’s what gets me… I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things… We’re all f—-ing hypocrites. That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n–ga or that f—-ing Jew? I’m being brutally honest here. It’s the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy… Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him – and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know? But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn’t turned and said, ‘That f—-ing kraut’ or ‘F— those Germans,’ whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That’s what gets me. You have to be very careful about what you say.”
Oldman’s representative Douglas Urbanski has since clarified the actor’s comments and insisted The Dark Knight star is not condoning Gibson’s behaviour.
He tells Britain’s The Independent newspaper, “On the topic of Mel Gibson, Gary does not ‘defend’ him… Political correctness is a thing that drives Gary and many many others crazy… In this interview, Gary is doing what many intelligent people do: he is illustrating the absurd by being absurd.”
(See folks, even with the explanation they are copping out!”-Ed.)
“Liberal majority will be useless to rural Ontario!”

Welcome to Torontario.
That’s pretty much what rural residents of Ontario face after the election.
Once again the folks of Fortress Toronto, with the help of a few other scattered locations, ignored all the Liberal abuses of power over the past decade to hand them a majority.
And the heartland is left out in the cold.
During their years in power, the Liberals have alternated between ignoring rural issues and stomping all over the rights of people who make their homes in the boonies.
Nobody is expecting any change to this sorry state of affairs under a Kathleen Wynne majority
(That’s right folks, maybe it’s time we looked at the GTA being a separate province!)
Arguments posited for Toronto or GTA provincehood include those stating that the area’s residents are politically and economically exploited by the rest of the province. Another argument presented is the urban issues faced by Toronto not present in other cities or rural areas of Ontario, including the delivery of public services to large numbers of immigrants and visible minorities, gun control, and differences in the delivery of education and health care to its residents. A federal political issue is the Greater Toronto Area’s under-representation in the House of Commons.
The Toronto region, with a population of almost six million, is under-represented in the Commons with fewer seats than its population warrants.
— Jim Coyle, Toronto secede? Where’s the door?, Toronto Star
Murdoch’s proposal was motivated by a contrary sentiment, that the rural areas of Ontario have little clout in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario compared to Toronto. Andrew Steele, in an editorial in The Globe and Mail, stated that Murdoch was instead speaking to the rural base of voters in his constituency and calling for the separation of rural Ontario from Toronto. Another argument sometimes presented to support a split of Toronto from the province is that politicians from other cities in the province are concerned about their influence on provincial politics.
He said rural Ontario is fighting a losing battle against “a Toronto mentality,” adding that Toronto decision-makers ignore rural voices.
— The Canadian Press, MPP’s vision: Province of Toronto, Toronto Star
Glen Murray has stated that Canadian cities must rely on property taxes, as they have no ability to enact other taxes or collect income or consumption taxes.
Cities – largely reliant on stagnant property taxes – need access to growing revenue sources such as the income tax, and consumption taxes such as the GST, the PST and the gas tax, Murray says. And they need the power to spend that money for the good of their residents without having to ask the province for permission.
— Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto the could…, Toronto Star

250px-Greater_toronto_area_map_svgName Total area (km²) Rank Population est 2006
Existing Province of Ontario 12,160,282
Existing City of Toronto 2,503,281
Regional Municipality of Durham 561,258
Regional Municipality of Halton 439,526
Regional Municipality of Peel 1,159,405
Regional Municipality of York 892,712
Resized Province of Ontario 6,604,370
Combined Province of Toronto 5,555,912

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