Musings —04.15.2010 08:18 AM—
- Bonkers for bikes: If you live in or around Toronto, you (a) aspire to exist in a world where everyone is ferrying themselves hither and yon on bicycles but (b) don’t and can’t. The fact is that the city is too big, and too busy, for this latest bit of NDP-inspired insanity to be permitted to succeed. The candidates (with the exception of George Smitherman, who is running a classic frontrunner boy-in-the-bubble campaign, when I’m not even sure he’s the frontrunner) have all taken clear stands on the issue. Vote accordingly.
- Courage in Quebec: Voices are raised against what – to me, and precious few others – is a clear infringement on civil liberties and religious freedom. I hope the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party heed these cautionary voices.
- Grit Health: Medicare – like a belief in a strong central government, fiscal prudence and a vibrant social network – have always been a cornerstone of Liberal Party policy. I’m glad to see that has been reaffirmed.
- Raptors Rap: They were amazing, last night, against the Knicks – but it didn’t matter. The Bulls’ win against Charlotte, down South, sealed their fate. No playoff berth. It’s over. For me, it was actually painful, because the Raps have been a happy constant in an occasionally-unhappy constellation, this year. And – as my sons and I were discussing on the way to school this morning – if Chris Bosh goes, we are well and truly (ahem) hooped. Bottom line: CHRIS BOSH, DON’T GO.
- Don’t i-mug me! As I opined on FB last night, the month-long delay of iPad’s release in Canada now makes me a riper target for a techno-mugging. As such, I have retained the services of a team of Apple bodyguards to protect me and my iPad. So don’t get any ideas.