1. I've been successfully boycotting both the Beer Store's beer monopoly and the LCBO's Soviet-style liquor and wine monopoly. It's surprisingly easy; here's how to do it.

    First, beer. Rather than buy it from the Beer Store or LCBO, I've started brewing my own. It's remarkably easy, there's a very low startup cost for materials, and the Internet is full of recipes for every imaginable style. The only downside is waiting for fermentation and conditioning to finish, but that's only a true obstacle if you're an alcoholic.

    Next, wine. Technically, the LCBO doesn't really have a monopoly on wine: the Wine Rack chain is NOT government-owned and you can also find very good wine at farmer's markets. Also, you can use the same brewing equipment needed to make beer in order to make wine.

    You prefer hard cider? Wine Rack has that too, and once again you can make your own at home. If anything, it's even simpler than making beer if you have the right recipe.

    The only product you're stuck buying at the LCBO is hard liquor. Either befriend someone who travels a lot and is willing to stop at a duty-free for you, or stick with beer/wine/cider until Ontario gets it's head out of it's ass and lets us buy liquor at corner stores like adults.
  2. I'm conflicted about this. On the one hand, I really doubt that Doug Ford would be a good Premier.

    On the other hand, nothing can possibly be worse than the "Let's steal one billion dollars and then buy the police force that's investigating our crimes" Liberals, and Ford would be almost guaranteed to win the Ford Nation wards in Toronto.

    I guess it comes down to whether or not anyone else in Ontario has bought into Ford Nation despite not being part of Toronto.
  3. @ToddK_2 At some point between now and the next Provincial election, I fully expect to see the Liberals pass legislation that only Ontario residents who can prove union membership will be allowed to vote. I'll be shocked if they don't at least try.

    It's just one more reason that any candidate who campaigns on a platform of right-to-work and protecting taxpayers from union thugs will automatically have my vote (if I'm still allowed to vote) in 2018.
  4. Considering that these are the same schools where everybody gets a trophy and teachers aren't allowed to give zeroes no matter how badly a student does, I'll be taking the time to teach my own kids about the birds and the bees, thanks.

    Our schools are full of teachers who would have been rightfully fired for incompetence years ago if they were in an honest, non-union work environment. When you think about the odds that your kid will end up with one of them teaching him or her how to properly use a condom, this whole thing turns into Russian Roulette.
  5. Just remember, a lot of the people who are skipped by or refuse to answer polls are those firmly in Chow's camp: welfare recipients without phones, union members wanting to distort the poll results, naive post-secondary students who haven't figured out yet that the USSR was hell.

    Don't let Chow win. Do the responsible thing, get out on October 27th, and vote Tory.
  6. @Angry Bill The two things I'm looking forward to most on either Monday night or Tuesday morning are John Tory's victory speech, and Olivia Chow's miserable, humiliated concession speech.

    #vicTORY #AnythingButChow
  7. "And to our friends and fellow citizens in the Muslim community, Canadians know acts such as these committed in the name of Islam are an aberration of your faith. Mutual respect and admiration will help to prevent the influence of distorted ideological propaganda posing as religion."

    Proof that the Liberal Party considers the possibility of hurting a terror cult's feelings or being labelled as racists to be far, far worse than the Canadians who have been murdered by Islam.

    Proof also that pretty-boy Trudeau is thoroughly unqualified to lead this country.
  8. It's adorable that so many people think that the money they're putting into these bonds will still exist in four years. We're talking about the MCGUINTY-WYNNE LIBERALS, the biggest liars and thieves that Ontario has ever seen.

    In 2018, there are going to be a lot of people being told "Sorry, all of that money disappeared under mysterious circumstances. It's probably Mike Harris' fault."
  9. @AbbyW My hope is that after her humiliating defeat on October 27th (or even better, tomorrow) Oblivious Cow will realize that her true calling in life is to move to California and run a small winery, and never darken our political doorsteps again.

    #vicTORY #AnythingButChow

    By the way Newstalk, your login system still needs work. I can't log in with Chrome at all, and even with Firefox or IE it only works one time in three. It's still better than the endless flood of anonymous trolls, but come on.
  10. Unfortunately, the victim's family will never see justice done, because this is Ontario: where a union member always has more rights than us mere peasants.