Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yawn, Goodnight

Sure, there are bigger news stories.

Swine flu is now a level 5 pandemic. That's a big story.

The nightmare known as Darfur continues.

It's Thursday, so North Korea issues its weekly nuclear threat.


Is there any excuse for this provincial election?

Have you ever seen such mud-sucking lethargy?

I've seen meetings of the Public Library that were more energized than this.

The NDP should be hacking and hailing and hefting all over the place, scoring bulls-eye after bulls-eye.

Instead, it continues its two left feet demo, proving once again that having advisers who failed the party two decades ago are maybe not your best bet going in. (Someone might also suggest to Iggy Pop this weekend that Francis Fox left office disgraced as a liar and a crook and having him on your tram ain't such a robust idea either.)

What exactly is the burning issue for May 12th?

The economy, stupid? Roads? Hydro? Canlit?

Search me.

We have proven our hickness with this one for sure. Dogcatcher, Illinois. A fight to the finish over renaming Railway Road to Hilltop Terrace.

For a similar opinion - and a few very funny lines - check out Alex Tsakumis in today's 24 hours.

And wake me when it's over.


We seem to have such a surfeit of it out here on the Wet Edge.

Two stretchy examples:

More than two years after the spectacular collapse of the roof over the site of the 2010 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, there are still few written procedures for handling similar emergencies and a lack of staff training at the provincially owned facility, WorkSafeBC has found.

Hey, wassa hurry, Buddy?

Then this:

A street racer involved in a crash that killed a Vancouver woman almost nine years ago has been deported to India.

Sukhvir Singh Khosa lost his bid to stay in Canada in March after the country's top court ruled he had to be deported.

Mr. Khosa left Canada on Tuesday.

Irene Thorpe was struck on a Vancouver street and killed in November of 2000 as Mr. Khosa and another man were street racing.

His co-accused, Bahadur Singh Bhalru, was deported four years ago.

Nine years, four years...Iceberg, Goldberg, wassa difference?

You know why it's "the best place on earth?"

Not because Gordon tells us, but because we have so much time on out hands.

I think I'll go out and stand on the boulevard for a few weeks.