Saturday, December 20, 2008

Enjoy the Snow-maggedon Canada!

My parents are snowbirds. I was supposed to fly out Sunday AM with a layover at Pearson. With the coming of snowmaggedon, I changed my flight ($$$$) to go directly to Florida and it was well worth it. Outside my window 5 stories up, I am now looking at this instead of snow and ice (this post was to rub it in a little further Jarrett. Are you going to rub those flower blossoms in my face in February again?)

Friday, December 05, 2008

"In our country, any CBC reporter can dream of becoming head of state"

A very well written summary and explanation of the past few months of what's been going on Canada.

My dear American neighbours,

I see the political crisis in Canada has finally made it into the Washington Post's Foreign Briefs column.

So, anticipating a flood of interest from all of you at the dog run in the morning, let me try to give you some idea of what's happening up there.

A few weeks ago, we had an election in Canada, a couple of weeks before yours, actually. A political party known as the Conservatives won.

Well, sort of. They didn't win in the sense that most of you understand winning. I'll get to that in a second.

They also aren't what most of you would consider conservative.

They support what you call socialized medicine, they believe in protecting a Canadian-controlled banking system, they believe in government as a vehicle for transferring wealth between regions, and they've actually muzzled party members who tried to make abortion a campaign issue.

Please do read the rest

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Need an escape from the madness? Will puppies be our Shirley Temple?

With all the political hot air that's going around. And being as going on vacation is not an economically viable option right now, here is a quick escape from the madness ensuing in our country right now. Puppy Cam! Ok collective "awwwww" now!