No Comment. Just Read. 
I'm only posting this because I enjoyed reading it and figure others may as well.

I don't check the BBC news site all that often, but every now and then I'll find a gem posted there that makes me smile.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6908389.stm

Enjoy. :)



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Poor Mayor Miller 
Mayor Miller seems to be all butt-hurt over the fact that city council turned down his proposals on how to gouge the residents of Toronto for more money.

Now he has to cut costs, and one such cost being cut is a 1.2 million dollar renovation to his own office.

How the hell can an office renovation cost 1.2 million dollars?? Does he not live in the same world that the rest of us do? Does he not realize that most of the people in the city he is governing can't even dream about some day owning a home that might cost anywhere near what he felt justified in spending to renovate his office?

This guy is a joke. The fact that he approved this project in the first place while crying about how broke our city is shows plainly where his priorities lie.

I'm sure the city has more than enough money from the taxes we're paying now. If it weren't for the politicians spreading it around amongst themselves and their friends, we wouldn't have to hear about how tight the purse strings are.

I wonder if now is still a good time to get into the plastic bin making business. Of course, I'd need friends in the right places to make that profitable...

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Quit Giving My Money Away, McGimpy! 
Dalton McGuinty has just announced that he will give $650 million to the auto industry to promote the development of greener cars.

By my calculation, assuming everyone was contributing equally (which they sure as hell are not), $50 of that is mine and I bloody well want it back!

The car companies are spending their own resources to develop green technology because it's what's going to generate more business for them and make them more money. I don't need the government handing them my money to try and drag them out of debt and help them be profitable.

I'd much rather have that $50 to buy another tank of gas!

It's interesting to note that when he was last elected, he ripped me off for hundreds of dollars because we apparently can't afford our overly generous health care system. Now he's giving money away to giant car corporations?

I've said it before and I'll say it again, anyone who votes for McGuinty's Ontario Liberals this time around has got to be just plain stupid. They've proven themselves to be just as trustworthy as the Federal Liberal party, and are only doing their part to help themselves to our money, while liberating us of whatever little bit of it we're currently allowed to keep and spend.


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Congrats to the Ducks! 
You only really had to take a look at the team captains to know who should win the cup this year.

On the one hand, you've got Niedermayer looking like a seasoned veteran, sporting the coolest playoff beard on the ice.

Then, on the other side, you've got Alfredsson looking for the most part like a fuzzy wet rat.

I'd say the team with the most heart won. Good job, Ducks! Better luck next time around, Sens. Maybe try some effort next time.

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Reserved Parking for Tree Huggers 
Apparently Ikea is going to start setting aside parking spaces reserved for hybrid or fuel efficient cars. How they determine who qualifies is yet to be disclosed. Perhaps the same idiot who determined which cars or "trucks" qualified for the government rebates will make a list for them.

It pisses me off when people misuse handicap parking spaces, and I'm more than happy to give up spots reserved for knocked up chicks, but I'll be damned if I think I should park farther way so tree huggers can be closer to the doors!!!

Will they be able to give out tickets? Will they have cars towed? Or will tree huggers just key your car if you're parked in one of these spaces?

This is something I just can't respect or get behind.

If they want to be environmentally conscious, they should reserve spaces for gas guzzlers so they don't have to drive up and down the aisles looking for a spot. If the hybrids make a couple extra laps trying to find one, it's of far less impact to the environment.



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