TRUDEAU CAN BE A TRAVEL AGENT
In any of the jobs I had in my youth, I had to participate in a process called “performance evaluation” and I even failed one, at which point I had to “shape up or ship out.” If Justin Trudeau engages in such an encounter, I don’t think he’d be able to “shape up,” so I’d love to see him “shipped out” — he’d be perfect as a travel agent and no doubt could give a personal account of many locations because he’s been there and done that and at the taxpayer’s expense. Probably hasn’t been to Siberia, though.
(He would probably lecture them about climate change)
Reading about Jerry Howarth’s retirement, I was flooded by memories, wonderful memories that come from growing up listening to Jerry and Tom in the warm summer days when the world was not being controlled by cellphones, tablets, computers, when Sundays were for family and you could drive anywhere without running into traffic because the world would slow down for at least that one day. Hearing about Jerry took me back to many afternoons spent with my dad when my only concern was if this was the day Stieb would pitch a perfect game, or the majestic magic of Fernandez. Even though we were not at the ballpark, Jerry made it seem like we were there watching it with him. He was talking to us, describing to us and we were seeing it in our mind’s eye, with the disposition of a favourite uncle. The magic of youth is starting to fade, our storytellers not just of summer’s game, but Canada’s games in general are leaving. Tom has been gone since 2005, Bob Cole is only doing the odd game, and I am counting the days, relishing what games remain and the stories he may still tell. Jerry announcing his retirement in the off-season is particularly hard, listening to him during spring training games are my favourite time of year, and now I may tune in to a spring training game here or there. Summers will never ever be the same.
JUST APPEAL IT
Re “PM way out of line to castigate a verdict” (Mark Bonokoski, Feb. 13): Oh, please. If the PM and Co. had weighed in on this prior to the verdict being announced, there would be an issue. That they commented after the fact on what appears to be an injustice is small potatoes. The proper course of action would have been for the government to announce that the decision would be appealed. But politicians aren’t known for doing what’s right, only for doing what they think will best enhance their electoral prospects. Judges and juries make mistakes and that’s why we have an appeals process, except of course when it’s a politician who has been acquitted. Let’s just put a lid on the political posturing and get on with an appeal.
(But that is part of the problem, political interference already tainted the process)
Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies