Tag Archives: Mel Lastman

Affordable housing is never a bad idea. Or is it?

You know what’s wrong with good ideas?  They demand that we shed our preconceptions and act on a new premise.  You cannot with sincerity say, “what a great idea!” without next thinking, “we really ought to try that”.  Because of that compulsion to act, the best ideas often remain undeclared, are politely ignored, or are…
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Politicking In Government

It’s not hard to distinguish between the role of a political party and the role of a government. One is a purely partisan group that works to gain power. The other serves at the will of the people to deliver on the promises made while its members were politicking. Between elections, politicians become governors. Whether…
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How can Chow possibly win?

It is now past Labour Day, the actual start of the 2014 mayoral campaign.  Everything until now has been a prelude.  Now that the race is on, conversations are starting with questions about who is going to win.  I’d prefer that people ask who SHOULD win, or why they should win, or how to help…
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Tai Chi-ing is the new black. And white.

[caption id="attachment_2575" align="alignleft" width="300"] Taking the energy from your foe, without all the vampirism.[/caption] “Tai chi” is now a verb.  I heard it a couple of times at work and it made so much sense that I couldn’t deride it as I do most deviations from the OED. “If he keeps pressing on the issue,…
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