02.09.2016 11:14 AM

My bandmates are all jerks

4 Comments

  1. davie says:

    Hay fever!

  2. Ridiculosity says:

    As they say, if you don’t have anything nice to say, say it on Twitter.

  3. Some people find it convenient to blame all of Alberta’s economic woes in the 1980’s on Trudeau and the NEP. In reality Alberta was hit by four horsemen of economic apocalypse of which the NEP was the smallest.

    The other three were: (1) Interest rates (set in the United States) at 12 or 15 or even 18 percent for some mortgages. Can you imagine what would happen today if people had to renew their mortgages at those levels? (Side note, interest rates were courtesy of Ronald Reagan’s war on stag-flation – which he won, but we were collateral damage. Thanks Ronny.)

    (2) 12$ a barrel oil. It collapsed from the post Yom Kippur War floor of 24$. All the wells drilled in Alberta in the 70’s based on 20$ oil had to be shut-in anyway, NEP or no NEP.

    (3) A horrible, horrible housing bubble. All of the homeowners in my parent’s new neighborhood of Rundle lost big. It took down every Credit Union in Calgary. The NEP didn’t cause that.

    For some people anger is a necessary energy. Some people need to nurse a grudge. Some people need an excuse to stay angry. Heck, I’m still bitter about what the Catholics did to my Huguenots ancestors 400 years ago. Next time I meet the Pope I’m going to give him an earful. It wont fix anything, but it’ll feel good.

  4. MississaugaPeter says:

    Due to immobility issues, dad has been missing mass for a few years now. Still coherent as heck for an 82er. Invited him to accompany me to the Solemn High Mass for Ash Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church at 8:00 p.m. Mumbled that it is in Latin and asked if he remembers it. Sure enough, he recited Latin prayers he has not said in almost 50 years. He said yes. Invite you too!

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