Monday, April 11, 2005

ya got to be good to be lucky or ya lucky you didn't loose your shirt



been thinking about the "explosive" testimony coming out of the gomery investigation into the ad scam. first of all, the political spin on both sides is out of control. second, where there's smoke there must be fire or is that really fair to say, yet. no, i didn't vote for the liberals last election. third, the opposition is pondering the option of bringing down the government with a non-confidence vote. none of the opposing parties are exactly inspiring. i cannot see stephen harper as the prime minister of this country. no matter how hard i look...

power corrupts. whose to say, if a new party is installed in power, they won't be corrupt. now that's cynicism. or is skepticism more applicable. i think the latter.

the solution? run the country with robots. damn, they're programmed by human beings...

i have this feeling that this "scandal" ain't over...

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last october i was riding home on my bike, in the dark, from the local liberry (i love liberries and liberrians). unbeknownst to me, my wallet jumped out of my jacket pocket and came to rest (identification and credit cards scattered about) on the road about 2 blocks from home. i got home and the phone rang. someone found it in front of their driveway!!!

yesterday, i went for a mini bike ride. i had my liberry card (by the way, did i mention that i loved liberries and liberrians? well, i do.) in my left pocket. unbeknownst to me, while i was riding along in evergreen, the card jumped out of my pocket. i only realized that i was physically separated from my beloved card at 3 pm today. i freaked. 5 dullah for the replacement card and the nearly impossible task of memorizing a new 50 digit liberry card number. yikes... i tore out of the house, following the exact route i took yesterday. to find it, i needed alot of luck. i went down evergreen street and took a sharp left and headed up an incline. on the side of the road, in gravel, i see a glint, a white flash. oh, puhleeese be my liberry card... as i approached, i looked down, it was a piece white plastic with blue letters on it. it was my liberry card!!! i brushed off the gravel and gave it a big wet kiss.

moral of both stories? i love liberries and all liberrians...

9 comments:

dean said...

I can't believe that its now $12 to renew your card! But damn it sure is worth it!!! In the 4 weeks I've been home I've been to the library about 6 times.

Who needs to buy books? Suckers!

Mike said...

Al, if I were in Canada right now I would buy you one of those moneybelt thingies that hang around your neck. then your love of liberies and liberians could continue with no fear of lost cards.

Kyle said...

Hooray for the found card. I've never been able to find anything I've lost.

And as for the big Canadian Watergate or whatever it's called, yeah.

Go ahead Steve, bring down the government, make sure nothing happens for three months, and then get us back to where we're at again...

Because with no party having more than 30% support, how the heck are we going to get anything but just another minority government?

Bah. Serious disillusionment here.

Oh well. I know who I'll vote for. Same guy I voted for last time, I felt like my vote really counted because my single vote was almost an entire single percentage point contribution to his whole total.

Yeehaw for democracy.

I, for one, welcome our robot overlords.

qtlibrarian said...

I love Allen Woo's

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Librarian,

QT

bubba said...

dean,

twelve bucks translates into a whole lotta books. all you gotta do is get past the need to own... plus, you get to meet real nice liberrians.

bubba said...

mike,

knowing my luck with the liberry cards, someone will sneak up from behind and cut the string around my neck and take off with the moneybelt.

bubba said...

kyle,

let's just say, the odds of finding that card was 1 in a trillion. the same odds the US government gave the newfies that a spent rocket booster would land on one of their offshore platforms. ha!

as for the ad scam, sorry i have no disillusionment to share. for the last decade, i've suffered the terminal step of learned helplessness. it's painless and cheap. everyone should try it. it's fun.

i too will vote for the same person as last time. it's so fulfilling to see that you are one of maybe a hundred people to vote for a particular candidate.

we won't be going to polls soon. harper says that he won't be too hasty. the canadian people will tell him when to pull the plug. what the hell's that suppose to mean? the self serving bastard's gonna call the election when he feels his party can take over!!

well, i agree with you that there will be a chain of minority goverments, at least while the BQ hold 50+ seats and ontario is split.

the circus will continue...

bubba said...

kelsey,

bubba here...

i'll pass on comment to the said person...

al says, "i luv allen woo's...?"

by the way, i love liberrians...

qtlibrarian said...

Librarians

plural