Archive for January, 2012

January 10, 2012

Has Josh Matlow grown testicles?

As Rob Ford’s budget process winds its nefarious route through the process at City Hall, Josh Matlow, the renowned conservative Councillor who sees himself as the leader of the ‘independent’ group of Councillors has declared ‘I doubt any of the independent Councillors would support it’ (the current budget).

Should single hetero females take heart? Has Josh actually discovered his manhood? Will he set aside his self aggrandizing pulpit to actually take a stand? Only time will tell.

My advice? Don’t get out your evening wear yet. I’m thinking it’s still too early for facial hair on this one.

January 7, 2012

Ford has found the gravy–oink!!

Well, folks, thanks to the only investigative reporter in the mainstream press, John Lorinc at the Globe and Mail, we learn today about the real gravy at Toronto City Hall.

Lorinc reports that Build Toronto (a public agency tasked with earning money for the City from its real estate holdings) has just decided that its executives should earn ‘competitive’ compensation rates to those in private industry. This will lead to up to 50% bonuses on base salaries in the $350,000 to $450,000 range for top execs and mid $200,000 for lesser executives.

These numbers are currently speculative because, in spite of the Brothers Ford policy of ‘respect for taxpayers’, non of these figures have yet been made public.

So the millionaire Brothers Ford who duped Toronto taxpayers with their ‘I’m just an average guy’ politics have indeed discovered  the gravy train at City Hall and we can all hear the grunts as their corporate friends line up at the trough.

In these days of the public’s dismay and disgust at corporate greed, the direction of the Ford administration (which, really, comes as no surprise) is truly pig-ish. I can hear the oinks as I write this.

January 4, 2012

Mark Schatzker in the Globe and Mail…

Is it just me or is journalist Mark Schatzker really that lame.

He is the only journalist at the Globe who finds the Left on City Council hilarious but not the Brothers Ford. Not only that, but I think he has been hired to write whimsical and funny stories on local politics but I haven’t yet cracked a smile on reading any of his work…something which I do very infrequently, I admit.

He thinks that talking out of the side of his mouth is innately funny. Yet with all the fodder provide by the likes of Mammoliti and the Fords he cannot find anything really funny to say.

In today’s Globe (Wed Jan 4) he has an article ‘Stop the chicken busts’. It is apparently about how difficult it is to buy homestead chickens in Canada. But, and I should have known this, what the article is really about is a tirade against supply management of poultry in Canada. Yep, if there is a right-wing cause, Mark is on it!

You know, I wouldn’t mind so much if indeed he did have a sense of humour. There is a Seinfeld episode about a dentist who converts to Judaism for the jokes. You really should see it to understand my complete distaste for Schatzker.

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