Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"We think there's a good story to tell about what we've done in B.C. for homelessness, mental health, drug addiction," Housing Minister Rich Coleman said.
Then, not satisfied, Coleman removed his Hush Puppy from his mouth and added:
"We're not going to hide that we have a bit of homelessness," he said.
a bit of homelessness....
Oh, this guy is good.
a bit...what we've done for drug addiction...
Posted by David Berner at 10:10 AM
Corporal Monty Robinson may not be the best poster boy these days for the RCMP.
He is known as the one who gave the order to taser Robert Dziekanski.
He is also responsible for the death of a motorcyclist, Orion Hutchinson.
The RCMP have him on suspension with pay.
Yesterday Robinson was charged with obstruction, but not impaired driving.
While Robinson may have considerable to answer for in the coming months, so does the AG's office in the handling of this case and the RCMP in its handling of the good officer.
The entire gruesome story is here.
Posted by David Berner at 10:03 AM
"Can a foreign organization come into a country and ignore their constituion?"
Asked by Deedee Corradini, President of Women's Ski Jumping USA.
Our women ski jumping enthusiasts are now taking their case to the Supreme Court of Canada.
I applaud them.
You should too.
They are fighting for basic rights.
Denied by the imperialist Power Unto Itself, the IOC.
Posted by David Berner at 9:59 AM
Only in Canerder, you say?
So the Dutch want to donate 450 bicycles to us as a demo and gesture of good will at The Games.
Ah, but we forgot about Rev Can.
The Tax Guys want to impose import duties worth more than the bikes.
I know that Gregor will save the day.
My faith is boundless.
Posted by David Berner at 9:55 AM
Whatever happened at the burned out mansion at Laurier and Granville, it is not good.
But what happened on the late news the night it happened was a tiny little tragedy in itself.
The young lady posing and acting as a news anchor - she is qualified by her blond hair, blue eyes and Nordic good looks - called Low-Ree-Ay...Lore=EE-er.
We know this gal has lived here for a long time.
Did she skip the tutorial on Getting Names Right?
Posted by David Berner at 9:49 AM
Statement from Tiger Woods posted on his website www.tigerwoods.com:
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behaviour my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behaviour and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.
Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.
But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.
Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult.
I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.
Posted by David Berner at 9:46 AM
You think the Dubai World fiasco is scary?
The fastest growing area in banking world-wide is Islamic Finance.
You want opinions about how thinks will shake out in the sand the next few weeks?
There's always Zaher Barakat, professor of Islamic Finance at Cass Business School in London.
No doubt he is one of many.
In Switzerland, citizens voted to disallow more minarets to be built.
As in mosques.
This is a sentiment both understandable and clearly discriminatory.
If the Swiss voted to disallow synagogues, would I cheer?
Like it or not - and I don't like it, at all - there is a New World Order upon us.
I am late for my Sharia Law class.
Posted by David Berner at 9:29 AM