Rob Ford: Please Stop Being a Buffoon 
I'm getting really tired of Rob Ford's buffoonery. I like his policies. I want the city to reduce spending and tighten budgets. I want to stop overpaying for labour and providing benefits that those who pay for them wouldn't expect.

What I don't like is his role as an ambassador for the city. I suppose this is a tradeoff we need to make to get his hardline policies. I mean... I like that he doesn't give a rat's ass about what anyone thinks of him and that he's steadfast in his convictions. I just think there are cases where he SHOULD care about his public image and where he MUST realize that he's not right about absolutely everything that surges through his brain.

His idiocy in thinking he can go around talking on his cellphone while driving has been nothing but damaging to his credibility. His utter contempt for the public when caught is even worse.

Now he's been caught apparently lying about what happened when This Hour Has 22 Minutes showed up at his door. He's basically coming across as a big sourpuss.

Geez man. Have some fun with it!

He recently made some comments to the effect that if we had another election he would be re-elected.

I think he might be, but I wouldn't put any big bets on it.

As I said before... I like his policies. I don't think he's found as much waste as we'd hoped for, but I'm glad he's looking.

You can be sure though, that if he had some competition from someone holding similar values, there's very little chance he'd get back in.

Of course, if he ran against another slew of bleeding heart commies looking to crank up our taxes and pay more and more for union workers, I think he'd be a shoo-in for another term.

So then... are there any other fiscally responsible people out there willing to run?

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RIP Dan Wheldon 
2 time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon died on lap 12 of the last race of the Indycar season today in Las Vegas. Just finished watching the tribute laps. What a sad moment in racing. May he rest in peace.

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Ontario Election Results 
There's two things I've concluded from last night's election.

Firstly, most people in Ontario can't be bothered to care.

Secondly, people like paying higher taxes and are looking forward to more.

*sigh*

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The 2012 Porsche Boxster 
I've never liked the Boxster. I've always found it looked rather boring and seemed to be a 2nd rate Porsche for people who couldn't afford a 911.

I've just seen spy pics of the new one though, and it looks amazing!

I have hereby decided that if I'm made ridiculously wealthy through a lottery win this weekend, I will certainly buy this car as my daily runabout.





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Ontario Leaders Debate 
I watched the Ontario election leaders debate last night. There wasn't much in the way of real information, but it gave some good insight into the personalities of the 3 party leaders involved.

We already know enough about McGuinty to know that we can't trust a word he says, so his participation was pretty much a moot point. I don't expect anything is going to change the minds of any of the lemmings still voting for him.

The other two were quite interesting though. Andrea Horwath impressed me. If I didn't know that her paycheque comes with a union logo on the corner and that electing her would only put us further down the road to bankruptsy, I think she may have won over my vote with her performance. I thought she did very well and showed the most promise of the three as a solid leadership candidate.

I think the two biggest problems in our society today though are overspending by government and the profit model of the financial system that siphons money out at every opportunity to the detriment of society as a whole. Only one of these things can be addressed by the provincial government, and it's just not part of the NDP mindset to make any improvements.

At the moment, that leaves me with Tim Hudak. I had concerns going in that he was going to torpedo his chances last night, and came away pleasantly surprised and feeling more confident about giving him my vote.

I hope that when all is said and done, McGuinty is sent packing and the Liberal party can get their act together and give us a legitimate 2-party decision in the future. I guess only time will tell.

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