Obama Wins Big, Family Day Doesn't, And Canada Pwns At Speedskating
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Obama Wins Big, Family Day Doesn’t, And Canada Pwns At Speedskating

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Barack Obama lays down the smack in South Carolina’s presidential primary. Obama won by an enormous 28-point margin, prompting Bill Clinton to afterwards comment that this was no big deal because Jesse Jackson, who is a black man, like Barack Obama, won South Carolina when he ran for President, and did he mention that Barack Obama is black just like Jesse Jackson? (Also black: Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and that R&B star that had sex with those underaged girls.)
Forty percent of workers in Ontario won’t get Family Day off. Instead, they will get a pay hike for working a statutory holiday. Unless you work for the eleven percent of employers who said that they probably wouldn’t bother, in which case, you’re hosed.
Suharto dies at 86. I know traditionally one does not say bad things about the recently deceased, but suffice it to say that I’m sure a whole lot of East Timorese were entirely satisfied when they heard he kicked the bucket.
Screen Actors’ Guild awards happen. Movie star-type winners included Daniel Day-Lewis, Javier Bardem, and Julie Christie. TV winners included James Gandolfini, Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. And the real winners are you, the fans. (Which officially places you under all restrictions agreed to by the SAG, and come the strike in June, they’d better see your ass on the picket lines, buddy.)
People using less water means municipalities are making less money. My god, if only there were some way to transfer private funds to public agencies to overcome budgetary shortfalls! It could change everything!
And finally, Canada won three speedskating medals yesterday, which is officially the most obscure “let’s finish with a sports story” bit Torontoist has ever used.
Photo by Stephen Poff.

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