Public Indecency

It’s official.
Canada will go to the polls May 2nd to elect their 41st Parliament, marking the third time in five years they have voted on Canada’s leadership. And, already politicians and pundits have begun spinning up the rhetoric to state their case and, more importantly, to paint their opposition as an avoidable evil.

Part of that rhetoric revolvews around whether there should even be an election at all, whether Canadians want an election, and whether we can afford one. It’s a refrain heard every time the Harper government has fallen, so we should all be accustomed to it by now. Regardless, the question shouldn’t be whether we can afford an election or whether we want one, it should be why we shouldn’t.
And, that’s precisely what the outgoing government doesn’t want us to consider.
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Learning, the Hard Way

I swear that this is not becoming a hockey blog.

That said, I can’t help but feel a little motivated to vent my opinion when stupidity, hockey related or otherwise, becomes the ruling media story of the day. Apparently, Max Pacioretty “embellished” his inuries in a failed conspiracy to get Zdeno Chara suspended. This master plan reached as high as the team owner, and possibly involved a shady deal with sponsors, all directed at bringing down the lilly white innocent Boston Bruins during their possible run to the Stanley Cup.

And, the worst part of all this is that it’s going to take that much more credibility and seriousness away from the issue of player safety, which has already fallen dreadfully on deaf ears.
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Lip Service

In sunny Boca Raton, Florida, Gary Bettman became a teacher for the rest of us unwashed heathens and came to the rescue of all those lilly white players who keep getting their brains scrambled. Thank god for intelligent midgets like Bettman.

Speaking to reporters from the scene of the NHL GM meeting in Florida, Bettman first gave the media a lesson on the real causes of concussions in the league (hint: it has nothing to do with a 6’9″ giant taking your head in his palm and smashing it into a post,) then proceeded to outline an ambitious plan of action to address the issue. And, if any single one of you are stupid enough to believe his line of tripe, you should probably be watching another sport.
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