Wednesday, February 22, 2006

What to do...

For the few people that check this blog out, sorry if I have been slow keeping it up! To busy with my real job lately, and catching the olympics when I can.

Speaking of which, I just see the Canucklehead men are out! DANG!!!

IMHO I think they should yank the NHL'ers and any other pro atheletes from this competition. Now that the russians et all are all in the NHL anyway it's more a level playing field for the non-pro's. I know the whole pro / "amateur" discussion is a topic in itself anyway, but I think these games should be left to the non-pro's, especially the winter games. I used to look forward to seeing a bunch of players whom I'd never heard of before have a go at it, and thats how I'd like to see it again. The womens team is more like this, after these games many of them return to their jobs as cashiers, etc.. save for the odd exhibition game.

Well thats my olympic rant, I'm going to stay out of politics for awhile, I get my quota of that from Steve's or Kate's sites thes days. I think I am suffering from political overload to tell the truth.

So thats it, I'll try to get here as often as possible to post some musings/rants/whining/whatever - feel free to join in and/or suggest some topics you may want to discuss!


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Baby steps..

OK, the dust has settled, last time I looked there were no soldiers in the streets, and I dont think that Stevie is grooming CSIS or JTF2 teams to eliminate dissenters. Been awhile since I posted anything, busy at work/home etc.. and there has been more important matters to attend to.

I was initially upset at the floor crossing and appointment of Emerson like many others, but having gave it some sober second thought I'm thinking this was a pretty shrewd move, and Harper has shown himself to be very calculating and not one to make foolish moves. Yes, I still think that floor crossers should have to either run in a by-election or sit as an independant, but there is a time for that legislation, and it's not now. Now is the time to get an effective as possible cabinet up and running. Emerson is a good man and I think that he will deal quickly and effectively with the softwood issue as a priority. When the dust settles on this one the floor crossing will soon be forgotten.

The lib's are in disarray and a state of confusion right now, and kicking them while they are down bothers me not one iota. Make hay while the sun shines.

Things are looking good right now, Harper is playing things smart and he's always been underestimated in the past, lets give him some slack and a chance to see what he can do.