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  1. When I first heard this story, they said she was pulled off the road and I had some sympathy for her. Now I find out that she was in the goddamned passing lane??!! Good Lord, how stupid. Complete lack of common sense.
    When I was in driver's ed, the teacher asked the class what to do if a dog darted out in front of your car. Some said "Brake", some said "Swerve". He said "You hit the dog". It's not pleasant but you don't risk human life over an animal.
  2. @GregH_5652 @Stephen S_5505 Liberal Tool.
    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Take it easy. The fact is the majority of voters are ill informed and will believe whatever lies are broadcasted the loudest and most often. Hudak may be unappealing physically or whatever people are paying attention to, but his message is spot on. This Is Not Sustainable and something has to change. Too many voters look at this as some kind of sporting event where they just want their side to win. It's more goddamned important than that. If Wynne had come out with a sound budget with an eye towards cutting waste and raising some taxes to slay the deficit I just might have voted for her. Her budget is ridiculous and her plans for balancing the budget are pure fiction. This province is going to be in deep trouble 4 years from now. I just hope the PCs have a candidate with enough appeal to allow the fence-sitters to vote for fiscal sanity.
  3. Most of the problems with the PC campaign you mentioned are actually an indictment of the voting public. A lot of people I talked to who were voting Liberal were doing so because they "Just didn't like Hudak". Well, you're not voting for Hudak, you're voting for the candidate in your riding.
    I agree that bringing up all the scandals over and over again leads to people tuning it out but, at the same time, you can't let the voters forget it either.
    The Liberals ran a very tough attack-style campaign against Hudak and he didn't respond well - or at all. He was, however, the only candidate willing to tell it like it is and the public stuck their fingers in their ears and voted against him.
    I look at like this; One parent spoils and indulges the kids all weekend with promises of more to come even thought the bank account is in the red. The other parent tells the kids not only do the treats have to stop but we may have to sell the Xbox. Who do you think the kids will side with?
  4. @Greg Well, just as I thought. Not a single word from Liberal voters on which policies of the party they support. Which leads me to believe they based their vote solely on their dislike of Hudak. Great plan.
    I'm really very worried about the future of this province. Not trying to be hyperbolic or partisan but I think we've given the drunks the keys to the liquor cabinet. With a majority they'll be able to push through any half-baked plan they want and we'll have to take it.
    My prediction is that in 4 years this province will be so entirely screwed up, voter will be flocking to the PC's in droves. I just hope it won't be too late.
  5. OK but how are you handling your addiction, Rob? This isn't just something you have to put time into to give the appearance of taking responsibility for yourself. Are you still jonesing for crack? Alcohol? Were you ever? Addiction is a life-long struggle and can't be cured in 30 days. They can give you the tools to cope but it is up to you to use them.
  6. The Wynne Liberals have now imposed a Meteor Viewing Tax which will be used for transit funding.
  7. Good on ya! Great news on a dreary Wednesday!
  8. @Joe I can certainly see why you would think that about sports fans but we're not all drunken "Bros". I'm a huge NFL fan and I'm usually glued to the TV during the short season but that's as far as it goes. Some of us are cerebral, soft spoken, intelligent people who happen to love athletics.
  9. I work in manufacturing and I've seen a fair number of early-twenties workers come through the plant in my 17 years there. What I've noticed is that they're not necessarily lazy or entitled but they are very selective about what they will work hard at. When given a job they enjoy or find interesting they will work as hard as anyone. But, when the job kind of sucks but really needs to be done, you get push back and whining. This is a generalization of course but I do think it's accurate.
    As far as how they interact with people and their PEDs, I agree, John that we, their parents, are to blame. We allow it. My 20 year old daughter "loves" to watch NFL football with me on Sundays. Her version of watching football consists of looking up from her phone every 20 minutes to see the score.
    I don't envy this generation. I think in some ways we've given them a raw deal. I also think that they need to be realistic about their career expectations before they accumulate $80 thousand in university debt.
  10. Cue MADD who will sure to be using this "study" as an excuse to push for a .00 BAC law.