Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Speaking of important decisions...

So I talked about how senior-level decisions are hard and are often criticized by people who don't understand said decisions.  I also talked briefly about false positives, people who somehow manage to get into important positions, but then demonstrate that they don't actually have what it takes.

Is Ignatieff a total false positive?  He was the guy who triggered the whole election in Canada.  Now he can't even win his own federal riding?  What the heck happened, Ignatieff?  A once-proud political party is very fallen from grace.  Did it start long before Ignatieff, or was it really all Ignatieff?  This is going to require one heck of a post mortem.  Heck of a poor decision to trigger this election.  No matter what the circumstances, it's difficult to conclude that he was simply a good leader in extremely unfortunate circumstances.  After all, he triggered the election, the election wasn't thrust upon him.

As polarizing as a Conservative majority would be, I'm glad we have a majority, and agree with most Conservative policies.  So I'm glad we have a Conservative majority.  Things get done in majority governments.  Perhaps the fact that the opposition is the more-far-left NDP will placate the naysayers a bit.  Politics is always messy.


  1. so were you able to vote?

  2. Hehe, no, unfortunately never found time to figure out how to do it. :(

  3. Listen up. The only real way to save the Coyotes at this point is with this:

    "The Green Bay Packers Board of Directors is the organization that serves as the owner of record for the Green Bay Packers football club. The Packers have been a publicly owned, non-profit corporation since August 18, 1923."

    That's right, a board of directors type of ownership where anybody, anywhere who wants the Coyotes to stay in Glendale can purchase a stake into the team. Best of all, the taxpayers of Glendale (especially the ones who don't support the team) don't have to fork over a single penny if they don't want to. Remember, if the taxpayers are not paying for it, then Goldwater backs off.

    I know that the NHL board of governors are not crazy about a Green Bay Packers type of ownership, but if they (and the Glendale city council) really want the Coyotes to stay, then they have no choice but to make an exception to the Coyotes and allow them to have a board of directors type of ownership.

    So for those of you who want the Coyotes to stay, spread the word. Get this message posted to as many places as possible while there's still time and if you can get this message to Gary Bettman and the B.O.G., that's even better. With everybody's help, the Coyotes will be saved! So spread the word right now or watch the Coyotes relocate to Winnipeg or Kansas City instead.