Friday, February 03, 2006

Props and Flops

The week that was:

* Props to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who on Sunday pledged to abstain from sex until the April 9 elections, demonstrating the resolve and restraint required for leadership.

* Flops to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who on Tuesday reneged on his "no sex" pledge. This development lends credibility to the Italian anti-war crowds claim that Italy is run by a prick.

*Flops to American Senate Democrats for largely ignoring the need to filibuster Samuel Alito, once again appeasing a far right government.

*Props to Jack Layton for refusing to accept the GST cut until he sees the entire budget. Jack is banking that Canadians have poor math skills and won't realize that his opinion is largely irrelevant.

*Flops to the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee for announcing costs for the 2010 games have already risen a staggering 110 million and using the lame excuse of not adjusting for inflation in their initial cost proposal. Taxpayers beware, again.

*Props to the Ontario McGuinty government for pledging to pay homeowners and businesses that invest in solar power.

*Flops to the Ontario McGuinty government for breaking its promise to close coal plants by 2009. One step forward, two steps back.

*Props to President Bush, who set a new record for his State of the Union addresses by waiting almost an entire minute before mentioning 9/11.

*Props to outgoing PM Martin for being the only Canadian who is "proud" of his government.

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