Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Number one with a bullet

Tech Central Station has posted a list of this year's ten best blogging moments.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Add 20 whole chickens...

For your holiday meal needs, a recipe for Whole Stuffed Camel. Feeds 100.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

"According to Michael Carreras' sleeve notes: 'Freddie is the only man I know who can sing, dance and remove his trousers all at the same time'"

A useful Freddie and the Dreamers Fan Page for those who remember The Freddie.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Incorrectly reading the tea leaves

I'm thinking that Gary Collins, B.C.'s finance minister until he
resigned today, may be readying himself for a future B.C. Liberal leadership run in addition to spending more time with his family.

This is a wild guess on my part, but I am reminded of the example of Bill Vander Zalm, who suddenly discovered in 1983 that he needed to spend more time with his family, only to return in 1986 to win the leadership of the Social Credit Party. He then served four years as B.C.'s premier.

A few years off from politics would allow Mr. Collins to spend time with his family and make some extra money. It would also allow him to disassociate himself from Gordon Campbell's government, and run for the leadership as a "new and improved" politician.

Interestingly, former B.C. deputy premier Christie Clark, who also recently quit politics to spend more time with her kids, is finding time to keep a media profile by criticizing her former party for not recruiting enough women into politics. I am wondering if she is also keeping her political powder dry. (Why do I say this? Well, if Clark really wanted to turn her back on politics completely, she could say "No comment" when asked about issues like this. Think of former premier Rita Johnston, who seemed to drop off the face of the earth after the Socreds lost the 1991 election. She merely retired, but political retirement for Johnston meant completely leaving the political scene.)

If Clark and Collins are making future political plans, they may both be banking on the B.C. Liberals narrowly winning the upcoming provincial election. A chastened Gordon Campbell would serve as premier for three or four more years and then "outsiders" Clark and Collins would run to replace him.

A B.C. Liberal loss in the next election would throw a wrench into the works. Campbell's job could then open up quickly and the next B.C. Liberal leader would presumably be given a chance to contest the next election.

Friday, December 03, 2004

"Vacation, all I ever wanted/Vacation, time to get away..."

While I am on vacation, please read some blogs by some blogging friends of mine:

Colby Cosh
Mike Jenkinson
Kevin Grace
Kathy Shaidle

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

That's Senator Link to you

I see that my old boss Link Byfield was elected a senator-in-waiting in Alberta's recent provincial elections.

Taking his seat in the Senate will depend on Ottawa appointing the winners of the election, which is about as likely as something amusing in your mind which is very unlikely to happen. It's nice to see though.
Colby Cosh would be Boardwalk

I'm probably the last person to realize that Aaron's Rantblog has come up with a new internet game:Blogopoly. Perhaps Aaron would be kind enough to write a post explaining how Blogopoly works to those of us who are newbies.

Looks like a neat right-thinking blog. Hope this post gives him some hits.
She Loves You, oui, oui oui

Quebec's answer to the Beatles: Les Beatlettes?!?!

Check out their Beatle haircuts, which you may see at the link.