Month: October 2010

rob ford: toronto’s new mayor

So Rob Ford is now mayor of Toronto and a great deal of people in the on-line world are voicing their concerns about this.

I’m glad to see Ford is getting his chance and if he keeps his promises, then Toronto could improve. Folks here in town have been taxed to death by David Miller so it was time for a change, one way or another.

And for all those who complain about Ford, he did win which means people believed in him enough to give him a shot.

I don’t agree with his idea of getting rid of the streetcars, but I for one am not going to be sad to see the vehicle registration tax done away with, as well as the land-transfer tax and hopefully (keeping my fingers crossed here) the ridiculous bag fee. I think we all agree that saving some coin is never a bad idea.

I wish Rob Ford the best of luck because he certainly has his work cut out for him and he has his share of critics he has to impress. It’s not an easy job, so we’ll see how things go.


buffalo bound

I am terrible when it comes to blogging. I know this. I say I’m going off to Jersey and then forget to say I’m back. Although I don’t know if anyone noticed I was gone or really missed me.

But I am back… and now I’m leaving again.  Except this time I’m going to Buffalo for the weekend.  It’s been a while since I spent a few days down there and I’ve always enjoyed getting away.  Besides, it gives me a chance to stock up on Halloween candy. (Who that candy actually ends up being for it entirely up to me.)

And it’s been a while since I had really good Buffalo wings.

I know when I come back (I may end up taking Monday off and making it a long weekend) things will still be busy around here for me.  Normally I like leaving early on Friday, but with the workload it just wasn’t possible.