Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sunday Ramblin’s

On Tuesday evening Councillor Mutton, the coordinator for Public Works attempted to get support for a policy that governs Parking Passes (PPs) in Cobourg – she failed. This idea of severely limiting PPs originated in the Parking Committee, a sub-committee…

Cobourg Has New Local Hero

Local fisherman Ron Reyns has earned my respect for his successful efforts to highlight and effect change to one of Cobourg's dumbest by-laws, the rule banning fishing in the harbour. Imposed a few years ago, it has always rankled local…

Man Dumb, Woman Dumber

Yesterday, watching an episode of Til Debt Do Us Part, the show headed by local celebrity Gail Vaz Oxlaade, a typical scenario emerged that faces so many young couples today. Wanting to have it all, they take advantage of credit…

Social media – what is it?

Web 2.0, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and all the others what are they and are they useful? After watching this trend for about four years now, that was when Web 2.0 was supposed to begin the conclusion is that the contribution…

People Are Strange

Often in my interactions with people, or reading articles about current events and the individuals involved, my brain starts playing the old song by the Doors called "People are Strange". It's like the ghost of Jim Morrison reminding me that…

Monday ramblins

Double standard alert? The federal government dropped itself into double standard territory by the admittance of Geert Wilders, a Dutch legislator that is being prosecuted for hate crimes. He believes that the Koran is an evil and hateful book and…

Stamping Out Weasel Words

Looking for something to capture my imagination this morning I ended up perusing an announcement from the Province's Ministry of Community & Social Services about applying for welfare online. Being a trained not-lawyer looking for hard information I searched in…