Friday, July 27, 2012


1. "If the legislative assembly were a public company, it would be delisted."

The Auditor-General's scathing report on the Provincial Legislature's utter inability to keep records of spending tax dollars is more than embarrassing. It's infuriating. 

One of the favorite past times of legislators, politicians and bureaucrats is telling non-profit charities that they must be more responsible and keep better books. In short, they are regularly demanding that people involved on a daily basis with the poor, the addicted, the underprivileged and the dis-empowered should also be CPA's in their spare time - like such front line workers have spare time.

In spite of challenging work loads, most charitable organizations do a great job of accounting for the way they spend money.

Now let's see what the kettle-calling-everybody-else-black can do about cleaning up their own arrogant mess.

2. Why is Post Media, the parent company of most Canadian dailies, spending its dwindling resources having columnist Christie Blatchford hanging out for ages in a Winnipeg courtroom?

The case is about as tabloid sleazorama as they get. A Manitoba judge and her husband may or may not have propositioned a man into three way sex.


Christie Blatchford is a very good writer.

This piece of trash non-story could have been covered by a Winnipeg Free Press intern.

There are no bigger issues in the Canadian fabric these days?

And they wonder why the old business model is collapsing?

Decisions to go on for days on such trivia and gossip like this don't help.


Gavin said...

What an extreme waste of talent. I guess to keep her gig, Christie just has to bite the bullet. That's akin to asking John Coltrane to cover Fifty Cent tunes.

Evil Eye said...

1)- I thought the BC Liberals were elected on the ability of businessmen being able to run the provincial affairs in a business like manner, instead, from the antics of the Gordo/Photo-op Liberals, it seems they can't and what's worse, we seen nothing but sleazy business practices. I would think Revenue Canada would want to audit the every member of the BC Liberals, due to their rather disingenuous bookkeeping.

2)- Agree completely, there is so much sleaze on the INTERNET that one doesn't want to read about in the newspaper. A classic fail on the part of management at the Winnipeg Free Press.

Maybe keeping Ms. Blatchford employed on this sleazy trial, will keep her away doing sleazy stories on friends of the Winnipeg Free press. Maybe it is a case of "idle hands make mischief?"