Archive for April 12th, 2008

Money-sucking manipulators

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

They are “a bunch of money-sucking manipulators,” said Hearn, “and their sole aim is to try to suck as much money out of the pockets of people who really don’t know what’s going on.

- Federal Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn, defending the armed seizure of the anti-sealing ship Farley Mowat.

Kudos to this plain-talking politician.

Story here.

I for one really wish the media would stop giving so much attention to the money-sucking manipulators like Paul Watson, and pay more attention to issues of sustainable resource management.

Steet hockey Janet

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Today the teachers from several schools in our school division, including PACI where Janet works, held a street hockey tournament. Jennifer, Fiona and I took advantage of the beautiful weather to walk down to where the action was. We timed it right, getting there for the game that PACI won – an exciting sudden-death overtime win. Janet got an assist on the winning goal (a hard shot hit her butt and one of her team-mates drilled the rebounded ball past a distracted goalie).

Anything that Janet does, she does full-bore. She didn’t let the fact that hockey wasn’t part of her English past stop her. She’s going to be feeling the effects for a couple of days at least.

I managed to get a couple of pictures, and Jennifer snapped a few more. Unfortunately we had to shoot into the sun so the lighting is lousy.

Janet digging for the ball

Janet the hockey player