Connecting Dots?

Several months ago Host Co. of the Pan Am Games gave the Hamilton Tiger Cats $100 million to build a new stadium provided Hamilton kicked in another $50 million. The Pan Am $100 million was supposed to go towards a Pan Am Athletics Stadium. This deal was brokered by the newly minted Mayor Bratina. There will be no athletics in the Ti Cats Stadium. The monies supplied by Hamilton helped drain its Future Fund. A private entertainment complex does not meet any of the Future Fund’s criteria. It was hard to understand how a both sources of cash for the Ti Cat stadium came from sources that should not to go towards such a project. A few months later, without consulting the elected council,  Mayor Bratina announced that Hamilton will pursue all day GO Service instead of LRT, and disbanded the LRT workgroup.  This allowed our Premiere to state the following:

“That was the No. 1 ask of the city,” McGuinty said. “We’ve had some important conversations with the mayor, and this is their priority. Which made it our priority. Over time, we can enter into other discussions about things like the LRT.” Link

So now instead of fulfilling a $1000 million promise of paying Hamilton’s rapid transit bill, Hamilton will instead get $7 million in funding for GO Train service. It gave the provincial government an easy out from a billion dollar promise to Hamilton. Metrolinx recommended the Hamilton LRT, earmarked $850 million for it, and is presently shovel in ground for $9500 million in rapid transit development in Toronto.

Would a mayor actually betray his own city so completely just to get his beloved Tiger Cats a stadium? I don’t know but he used to work for the Tiger Cats. I  still don’t know, but  he is publicly endorsing the provincial candidates who’s butts he saved…. Link

Is It Fixed

I think that WordPress is the greatest thing ever. It keeps improving itself in the most important ways to the end user. I have had a devil of a time uploading pictures though. I hope that this has fixed itself. EX (crossed fingers).

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Blubber chunks no luck. When I upgraded my server to Plesk 10 everything blew up. Ran some kind of shell script to recover the ownerships and groups. Off I go to try and fix it again. What’s a blog with out pictures. I am not a good writer anyways.

 

Attractive Object

The annual Spring Pointy Object Cleanup Karnival was assisted by this lovely contraption that is essentially a magnetic broom. Nails, pieces of wire, bottle caps were easily picked up by the handful without the back breaking bending that this usually requires. Sadly someone stole this borrowed device while we were working on another part of the yard. I would like to think that the magnet broom was drawn out onto the road, chasing some ancient metal car down the street. But alas some DB stole it

Risk For Real

This picture totally reminds me of playing the game Risk. I recall we altered the game so that aliens randomly attacked countries. Eventually the aliens became so powerful that  all us Imperialistic nations of Risk had to band together to fight the green horde. Since we had weakened each other so much before the aliens arrived, every country, and eventually the world succumbed to the alien onslaught. I think there is a lesson to be learned here.

Endless Discrediting to the point of absurdity.

Timmins Eh!

Maybe the tattoo artist lost a finger in the mines, and therefore needs to use their middle finger?

177 suites. Housing is very challenging in Timmins. Right beside the above ink space.

If you are hungry. The sign is hand painted.

(props to Boogy's Diner for free intertubes and table to sit at)

If you are really hungry. This sign is hand made.

Coolness is everywhere. This pink bunny was in an alley. You really should not be asking me why I was in Timmins you should be asking me why I was in  an alley in Timmins.

Here’s Some Interesting Sh*t

Our led lights on the tree out front of the Staircase stopped working. Turns out that some dog dropping was being kept warm by the extension cord, which grew a massive fungus ball, which ate through the insulation and shorted out the lights. This is a pic of someone taking a pic of the fungus ball. I am too posh to take a pic of pooh, so I am taking a pic of someone taking a pic of a fungus ball that is hiding a pooh. Sorry I was just feeling iterative.  Pooh has inspired some awesome rants in the past. This one just knocked our lights out.

The Onion

George Carlin