Two items from various newscasts caught my attention yesterday. These two items have nothing in common other than I class them both as weird.
The first item has been all over various Toronto and national news media. The Liberal Party of Ontario recently chose a new leader for the party, a lady named Kathleen Wynne. As the Liberals are the governing party, she is automatically the Premier of Ontario, and the first female Premier of the Province. The House has only just resumed sitting this week following the resignation of the former Premier, Dalton McGuinty and the convention to choose a new leader. Some Honourable Members of the opposition parties are demanding Ms Wynne take a lie detector test. I’ll tell you why.
During the campaign leading up to the last provincial election, the Liberal Party did something that appears to have had as its motive nothing more than political gain. During the campaign, Dalton McGuinty announced the cancellation of the contract for at least one new gas-fired electric plant. The one plant I am sure about was in a riding held, at the time, by the Liberals, but the people living in that riding were very opposed to the plant being there. To prevent that riding from voting for one of the other parties to punish the Liberals, (and possibly costing him a majority [which he didn’t get anyway]) he cancelled the plant. According to government figures, the cancellation and relocation of the plant will cost taxpayers (me) approximately $230,000,000 however figures from both the opposition parties and outside sources peg the actual cost at double that.
Ms Wynne was part of the re-election team when that decision was made. She maintains that while she was part of the planning team, she was not involved in that cancellation discussion or decision. These Members from the benches opposite are demanding she take a lie detector test to prove that she didn’t know about the decision. I’m not a fan of the Liberal Party of Ontario, but perhaps rather than just have the Premier of Ontario take a lie detector test, all Honourable Members of the House should so do. Just sayin’.
The other item is one I heard on 680 News, a news radio station in Toronto. The cab driver had that station on while he drove me home. According to this report, after five years of DNA research and other genetic testing based on samples of hair and what I shall politely call bodily excretions, scientists have proven the existence of Bigfoot/Sasquatch/whatever you want to call him. Apparently this creature is part of the Homo Sapiens family. As I facetiously remarked to the cab driver, who is a friend and someone I drove with, “Having driven nights, I’m almost positive I had him in my cab one or two Saturday nights once the bars closed.” So who knows – maybe those stories of dinosaurs still living in inaccessible parts of the world aren’t so far-fetched after all.
Enjoy your day and remember to hug an artist – we need love too. And no, I wouldn’t want one living in my building.
Just an observation on my recent posting “Stick to the topic”, which dealt with the fact spam rarely has any bearing on the actual content of the posting it is intended as a comment for. I must have really tagged it well, for I just deleted another 12 spam messages intended as comments on that. And they all prove my point.