In the grand tradition of dumping the dregs of the week out in one big pile to get rid of them, here is some gleanings from a truly few days.
Read the text, away from the histrionics and you get one of the more well thought out discussions of why Park51 should be left alone.
I was getting a little frightened for a bit because there was a time that Newt Gingrich was starting to seem like a thoughtful critic instead of borderline bigoted hothead, but it is nice to see his true colors reemerge. At lease you know where you stand, I guess. How come he isn’t upset about the shopping plaza that is actually planned for the ground zero site? How come these freedom fighters aren’t perturbed about the actual mosque that is closer to the Towers’ footprint than this planned new build. Guess we should be more sensitive to the needs of bigots.
The Bills, eh!
Another Toronto game is tonight against the Colts and a bunch of guys who want to be Colts. I think we need to just see it as a business decision and nothing else. An improvement by the team would be a great help. In Toronto and staying at the hotel that is part of the Rogers Centre, the area isn’t abuzz with activity. The borderline shuttered Bills store wasn’t exactly a hubbub of activity. What buzz there was in the hotel was for the impending arrival of the Red Sox the next day for a series with the Blue Jays, and the buzz was coming from the Red Sox fans. I think Ralph Wilson knows this and I think I’m fine with it. Buffalo residents expecting to be find the Argos’ home field to have any Orchard Park atmosphere are going to forever be disappointed. Until the team gets better, Torontonians have lots to choose from for entertainment and the sound from the games will sound like the teams snuck in while the CFL wasn’t looking.
No, I’m not going to burst into Petula Clark, but with all the knee jerk reactions in wake of the shootings in front of City Grill it is a wonder we aren’t all walking in circles. Downtown as everybody knows can be mostly a ghost town. City Grill has been a lone wolf on that section of Main Street for some time, so I’m rooting for them. The setting for the tragedy was coincidental. While it is good that Chippewa tavern owners are meeting with increase regularity to improve security and operations, it would have been better for that meeting to happen before last Saturday morning.
Got to sneak it in, just to look at the things you know you shouldn’t eat, but you can’t look away either.
Yeah, going Sunday.