Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I Suppose It Was Too Much To Expect that Miller Wouldn't Let All That Extra Power Go To His Head?

Well now I understand why the City is obnoxiously demanding all that extra money from the Feds:

City staff were asked to hold the line on costs, but budget documents show Miller is proposing a 29.7 per cent increase for his office costs.

The mayor's office had an approved budget of $1.886 million for 19 staff in 2006 but Miller wants to add four more staff – two administrative officials and special advisers on economic development and climate change. Budget officials said that will hike the mayor's spending to $2.447 million for 2007.

Keeping in mind that municipalities have responsibility for environmental issues according to the constitution (right?), I dare you to find evidence of waste in the city budget!

Empty out your pockets Harper!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Why I Support the Tories

"The duty-free threshold for shoppers spending 48-hours out of the country will rise to $400 from $200."

No, it's not enough. But apparently it'll have to be.

God I love budget day. It's always fun to see how the government will be buying us with our own money.

Monday, March 05, 2007


How many U.N. recognized states can you name in 10 minutes?

My recall is worse than I thought... I forgot half of South and nearly all of Central America.

Link via FP Passport.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Well That Didn't Take Long Did It?

Okay, so until this point, I've basically disliked Stephane Dion in the same way that I dislike every other Liberal. They're power hungry whores who like to pretend that they are somehow morally superior to everybody else, despite all evidence to the contrary. You can name your dog whatever you want, but actions speak louder than words.

But words do have the power to annoy. And when the leader of the Liberal Party suggests that I need the protection of the state just because I have an inny and he has an outie, it makes me kind of mad. I am not vulnerable and I certainly don't need some pathetic man claiming to speak on my behalf. I can't explain why other women allow themselves to be spoken about as if they were helpless children, but it's not okay, it is condescending and it is profoundly insulting.

Watching this man lose is going to be fun.