Four In The Afternoon

1. TEXAS IS STILL ON FIRE. And not with disco or politics. Wildfires are burning in every quadrant of the Lone Star state. One wildfire has burning for over a week, but dry conditions and winds have defeated attempts to put it out.

2. GOD, WHY? People are still taking Donald Trump seriously as – well, anything, really. But I’m talking about his rumoured candidacy for the Oval Office. The Republican party’s chances for the 2012 elections are slim to none if people are interested in Trump as the leader of the free world. So why do I feel this uneasy rumbling in my gut?

3. LAST WEEK’S VAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT IS TODAY’S VAGUE PLAN. Mayor Fiacco unveiled a wide-ranging and intriguing plan to develop the 53 acres soon to be left vacant by CP Rail. There’s going to be a new corporation to handle the details, but it looks right now that the development plan will be at least 8 to 10 years (probably more, I’m betting), with a new ‘entertainment facility’ in place by 2015 (probably not, I’m betting). Folks! This will be interesting! And there’s even a video:

UPDATE: Studies have revealed that it’s really, really easy to sit back and mock the accomplishments of hard working people by posting videos of some guy throwing a rock into a hole. More on this story as it develops!

4. SPEAKING OF HOLES: BEWARE THE ‘BLACK HOLE’ OF HARPER NOT GETTING WHAT HE WANTS. According to Stephen Harper, the Man Whose Eyes Never Smile, a non-Harper majority will result in a ‘black hole’ of a coalition between the Liberals, NDP and the Bloc.

Personally, I think it will be more like the Dark Crystal. Except in this case the Skeskis won’t merge with the Mystics. They’ll just have to sit on the other side of the aisle and whine for the next five years.

Author: Aidan Morgan

Aidan is a very serious man who's saving up for a nice dignified pipe. Then we'll see who's laughing.

3 thoughts on “Four In The Afternoon”

  1. Is that big hole the one that will hold the money we’re throwing away on the new “entertainment facility”?

  2. *gasp* Oh no! Not a coalition! Anything but that! Heaven forbid we should get a government built on *shudder* co-operation, especially when it is Steven Harper’s God-Given Right to be Prime Minister!
    …..seriously, his strategy baffles me: “A vote not for us is a vote for a coalition” …. Well duh, pal, we can only hope. Any government not led by YOU, Mr. Harper, would be a better government.

  3. This Fiaco vision is seriously questionable and needs some investigation. What is his justification for creating a new corporation to do the planning and development? Is this why they fired Bjerke? Was the LP photo taken from the roof of a real estate company office? This is so 1885! This city needs a professional planning and development department that is monitored for conflict of interest and cowboy visions like those of the current mayor (and city manager too). I am looking forward to reading what PD digs up on this apparent attempt to sidestep any type of planning and development process. Nice video by the way!

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