Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Vick is the Tip of the Iceberg

Here are some of the questions not being asked about Michael Vick:

Was Vick a deaf mute?

Did he never speak/brag/chortle/boast/rag about his dog exploits to the entire roster of the Atlanta Falcons?

Did no other human person know about this for an awfully long time?

Did any other football players bet or participate in Vick's dreadful, hateful animal tortures?

This is the umpteenth story in recent weeks that has left dozens of questions unanswered because they have been unasked. The NBA referee scandal is another example.

What has happened to journalism?

Laziness is now an industry.

Selling Your Farm

The Federal government is selling some of its expensive properties. Vancouver's Sinclair Centre has been sold to Larco Investments, for example.

On the face of it, no harm, no foul.

Why should governments own properties?

The only problem is that, in this case at least, the Public Service Alliance called for an appraisal of all the buildings involved in this recent sale. Result? An appraisal of $2.3 Billion.

But the 8 properties in question were sold for $1.64 Billion, which has resulted, according to PSAC, in a gift of $630 Million payed by taxpayers.

This story is on page D9.

Will there be an investigation? An inquiry? A question raised in the House? An editorial somewhere across the Great Expanse?


Robbing the Handicapped

How low can you go?

Lower than Michael Vick, apparently.

A guy who works for the provincial office responsible for the finances and legal affairs of children and mentally incapable adults has stolen money from his clients.

The office itself is now saying that it will be more scrutinous with its work.

Mentally icapable adults? Oh, yes, this is, after all, a government offfice.

Fat Chance

Obesity virus?