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The crack smoking mayor of Toronto

January 5, 2014 8 comments

Yes, I understand this post has absolutely nothing to do with writing, nor even anything about myself. But I just couldn’t help but share this little gem I came across just a short time back. While it does have to do with politics, I can tell you it transcends political parties and partisan squabbles of all kinds. For what is revealed in this video of the crack smoking mayor of Toronto is something sane people from any party can look at and ask themselves one simple question: how in the world did this guy get elected? Yes, I realize that the quality of our public servants has declined over the years, but really? Really Toronto? This is what you thought would be good for your city?

Anyway, if you have a few minutes, you absolutely must watch this video, or at least enough of the video to catch the infamous “8 second pause”. Trust me, though, the remaining few minutes are filled with just as many jaw-dropping antics from Toronto’s mayor.

–dp

Just when you thought you’d heard it all

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment

I suppose it’s naive to ever believe that we’ve reached the end of the decline in public morality and federal government commonsense such that something can’t come along that makes you shake your head in disbelief as you stare, slack-jawed, at your computer. But naive I must be. Once again, the real world has picked me up, slapped me upside the face, and yelled at me, “Seriously, can you believe this? Can you?” Invariably, after I regain my wits, I reply, reluctantly, that yes, I can believe it.

First, read about the man who wears diapers and wants the federal government to support him because of it.

Now, for fun, understand a little more about exactly what infantilists really are.

Finally, repeat to yourself ad nauseum: The world really isn’t going to hell in a handbasket, the world really isn’t going to hell in a handbasket … and hope that it’s true.

–dp

Categories: Absurdities, Political

And so it begins …

September 7, 2011 Leave a comment

I work for a great company that’s managed to succeed even in these tough economic times, so I feel fortunate to have a job that’s both fun and rewarding. However, a recent e-mail from the HR department began with this sentence:

“In the coming years, XYZ’s healthcare options will change to accommodate healthcare reform.”

Why does this sentence fill me with a sense of dread? Oh wait, I know why. It’s because “healthcare reform” is code for “ObamaCare” which is a euphemism for “socialized medicine” which is, end the end, simply a political ploy played out during this president’s first term in office to send us down an awful path of government intrusion into our everyday lives.

All I can say right now is, “Prove me wrong, ObamaCare. Show me you aren’t a political, economic, and healthcare disaster waiting to happen.”

And so it begins.

–dp

Categories: Political