Archive for January 31st, 2009


Saturday, January 31st, 2009

A career-rating group in the U.S. has crunched their numbers and come up with a list of the top 200 jobs.

Number 200 on the list – dead last – is logger/lumberjack.

The top 10 are mostly Dilbertesque jobs, like mathematician (1), actuary (2), and statistician (3).

I really doubt that the average artist (80), actor (170), choreographer (161) or even member of the clergy (70) would trade their job for that of a mathematician.

Something tells me that the study was designed by left-brain people.


Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Liberal-NDP coalition (supported by Bloc Quebecois)
Dec. 1, 2008 to Jan. 28th, 2009.

It was with mixed emotions that the death of the Liberal-NDP/Bloc coalition was announced this morning in Ottawa.

NDP Leader Jack Layton, one of the founding members, seemed saddened by the dissolution of the agreement and declared that a new coalition has been born between Liberal Michael Ignatieff and Conservative Stephen Harper.

Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe, also a signatory, was less sentimental, declaring the proposal simply “defunct.”

The Liberal party too acknowledged the death of the coalition, although some participants blamed the Liberals for their part in its ultimate demise.

The coalition lived for a total of 59 days.

In its short life it brought much political fireworks to Ottawa and thrived on its moments in the spotlight. As recently as this weekend, there were some who believed it might yet survive.

Condolences can be sent to directly to the MPs who supported it.


Apologies to those who are in mourning for that goofy Liberal-NDP-Bloc (supported by the Bloc) coalition, but I for one am glad to see its grotesque existence come to an end.

Now that their attempted power-grab has failed, can they please get on with the business of providing reasonable opposition to the government?