Ontario Liberal Party: Just Say No! 
There's an interesting article in the Star today talking about the Ontario Liberal Party cheating the election system by having what are essentially fake lobby groups do advertising on their behalf.

I think the real story however is in the money that's changing hands in the process.

I read most of the article to mean "These guys gave thousands to the Liberal Party, who turned around and gave millions back to them from the taxpayers pockets".

That's huge bundles of our money being used to reward people for giving much less money to the Liberal Party. At the end of the day, the Liberal Party is giving millions of dollars to their friends and keeping a good chunk of it for themselves. Here's just a small example:

Coalition chair Gary O'Neill, who is on vacation and couldn't be reached, is also president of International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 793, which held a Liberal fundraiser at the union hall attended by McGuinty on June 22, 2006. Local 793 has donated $66,389 to the Liberals between 2003 and 2006. Two months ago, the government gave Local 793 a $1.98 million grant for its training centre.


It sounds like misappropriation to me. I can't help but be reminded of all the stealing Jean Cretien and Paul Martin were doing just recently. Like father like son? I guess it's "like federal, like provincial".




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They've got him! 
Thankfully, Jesse was caught last night without incident so hopefully nobody further will come to harm at his hand. Hopefully now the healing can begin for the friends and family of his victims.

Thank God the owner of the home he tried to break into is ok.

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/242060

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Crazy Murdering Bastard 
I came home tonight to catch a eye-popper on the news. Little Jesse Imeson... a kid I used to babysit back when I was 13 or so, is now apparently going around killing people.

http://www.thestar.com/Unassigned/article/239352

Here's my shot at a PSA. If you see this guy, call the cops.



Even back then he was angry enough to put his fist through a window and damn near uncontrollable.

I wasn't surprised to learn late last year that he'd been arrested for petty crimes like purse snatching, but murder? Well... I suppose on some level I'm just deeply saddened. His mom seemed like a nice lady but I don't think she had much hope of controlling him.

I just hope his little brother and sister turned out better than he did. They were nice kids.



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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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