I know it takes a great deal of effort for me to say anything bad about my beloved Canada. I have seen and read about too many other places that just don't get it that I hate to admit we in the tundra can be asshats on occasion. But we are this time.
The upcoming G-20 and G-8 summits in Toronto is another occasion to put the best face on one of the best places in the world to live (in the top five for, like, FOREVER, bitches) but it seems that some dumb ass goof has been allowed to run too far with the idea of bringing the 'Canadian experience' to many of the 3000 journalist that will be here.
Instead of loading these freeloaders on a bus and taking them to one of our actual lakes (which number in the thousands), some numnut decided that it would be best to create a 10 cm deep lake indoors to the tune of $57,000 dollars! Sigh. Just like the real thing with beach chairs and everything. For that kind of money you would think they would make it like the wave pool at the mall.
We can't help it when our politicians make us look like goobers. You would think they just came back from classes in South Carolina.
"Opposition MPs are ridiculing the Conservative government for spending almost $2 million to create an artificial indoor lake and cottage backdrop inside a Toronto media centre for this month's G8 and G20 summits.
Summit organizers are constructing the artificial lake inside Toronto's Direct Energy Centre to showcase the actual site of the G8 summit hundreds of kilometres away in Huntsville, Ont., June 25-26. The temporary media centre will host all but about 150 of the estimated 3,000 journalists from around the world covering the G8, as well as the G20 summit in Toronto's downtown core June 26-27.
Opposition parties have targeted Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government in recent weeks over the costs of the back-to-back international summits, which carry an estimated $1-billion price tag on security alone."
ONE BILLION for security? What are they putting in those guns? Gold bullets? That seems a bit excessive and I hope we aren't footing the entire bill for the safety of all those diplomats. I think we should just make it a free for all for all those self important asshats. Bring your own bullet catchers and don't leave it to us to make sure you are safe. You do realize you are coming to CANADA!!!! Where do you think you are going to be meeting? Downtown Mogadishu?
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.