Dalton McGuinty Can Lick My Balls 
I just bought a new monitor. Not an expensive one.

Then, when I was cashing out, I got another friendly reminder about Jackass McGuinty's electronics tax when it added 10% to my purchase.

Thanks a lot. Can't wait to vote you out!


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Congratulations, Canada! 
I think we should send out a big thank-you to Michael Ignatieff and the Liberal Party of Canada. Even though none of us wanted an election right now and it was completely unnecessary, in the end I believe it turned out quite well.

We've spent the past couple years under the constant threat of the opposition parties toppling the government as soon as they felt they'd have something to gain by it. Now, with the Conservative majority government, we can look forward to a few years of stability without this constant worry.

Congratulations to Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada for a job well done over the past few years. You've earned the privilege to run the country as you see fit for the next few years. Now is the time to earn the trust of Canadians and prove that you have good intentions for our future.

For the next few years, you have a responsibility to show respect for the taxpayers and make our country a better place for hard working Canadians to prosper.

If you muck it up, you'd better believe it will be your last opportunity in a long time. I sincerely hope that doesn't end up being the case.

I'd like to give a particular shout-out to the people in my riding, and all the others in the Toronto area, who clearly educated themselves on the issues involved and didn't just blindly vote for the Liberals again. I am frankly shocked and pleasantly surprised. In election after election I've had the feeling like my vote has been pointless and that I'm surrounded by a sea of lemmings. Yesterday you proved that I was wrong in that impression, and I amd very happy and proud of my fellow Canadians for having done that.

It may well turn out that we're not happy with how the Conservatives perform, and the Liberal party might get some good people in place over the next few years to make them a viable option again. Things may swing back in their direction, but at least now I'll feel like an actual choice was made, and that makes me happier.

If the Conservatives make a hash of things, I'll be first in line to vote against them. If, as they've done so far, they make my life better rather than worse, then I'll be quite happy to vote them back in.

I am proud to be a Canadian and feel privileged that we have the opportunity to go out and vote without threats of violence looming over our heads. So many people in the world are fighting and dying for this privilege. If you didn't bother, then shame on you. If you did, then I hope you're feeling the same pride that I am right now whether your preferred candidate won or not.

This is a good day for Canada!

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Ding Dong The Witch is Dead 
So Bin Laden is dead.

This seems like it should be one of those momentus occasions that everyone remembers for the rest of their lives.

Like the moon landing, or when Kennedy got killed or Sept. 11th.

So where were you when you found out? Was it memorable? I was naked as a jaybird. I think that makes pretty much any dramatic news seem quite a bit less dramatic. My reaction was mostly just "Well... that's something!" and then I proceeded to think about what clothes I might put on.

So that's that then.

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Sony PlayStation Network: Epic Fail! 
Unbelievable!!

It's bad enough that the PlayStation Network (PSN) went down in flames a week ago and hasn't been back up since, but they've been awfully quiet about providing much in the way of updates on what exactly is going on.

Until today that is.

Today, they're telling us that the hackers that took down their network now know everything there is to know about us including credit card info and passwords and security questions and answers and probably what we ate for breakfast.

So after a week of near silence, we now get this:

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.


And to top it all off, they say it's still going to be another week or so before things are back up and running.

Seriously. Biggest network fail ever!

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Our Gov't Websites Are Run By Geniuses 
I was reading an article on the Star's website talking about traffic fines.

http://www.wheels.ca/article/795209

There's a link to an Ontario government website where you can look up the particulars of the offenses.

http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/

Of course, that's not what I found there.

Instead, I found this:



Glad to know our gov't websites are in good hands!

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