The Democratic party officially nominated Barack Obama as their candidate last night, which is news in the way that New Year’s Day is news, except that at the Democratic National Convention nobody was visibly hung over or wondering what, exactly, they did with their underwear and where it went. Well, actually Bill Clinton was there, so maybe that’s not entirely true.
Howard Hampton attacked the Ontario Liberals over l’affaire tainted meat yesterday, despite the fact that Maple Leaf meat is inspected federally rather than provincially. However, Howard Hampton got to have a nice shout, so he’s probably happy with that.
The C.D. Howe Institute released a report praising the performance of Catholic schools, which educators claim is outdated because it’s working from data collected in 2001. The Star article refers to the Institute as “a non-profit think tank that promotes parental choice in schooling,” but fails to mention that it is also a registered charity which gets most of its money from large corporate donations and in turn campaigns for “market-based” solutions and generally portrays public systems in the poorest light possible. We just thought you might like to know!
Finally, there’s only eleven more days left to claim a stolen bike if you think Igor Kenk stole yours. If you don’t claim your bike, the police will auction it! Do you want your bike to get ridden by someone else, getting their nasty someone-else germs all over your bike?
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