Digest time, hopefully this goes better than Charlie Sheen’s first tour stop on Saturday night in Detroit.
The Canadian election is in its second week now and things are starting to heat up. The Liberals have released their campaign platform and it essentially consists of electoral handouts financed by a corporate tax hike. Now some of you might be into this but frankly I don’t think putting our recovery at risk by making concessions to get elected is the most responsible way to do business. The Conservatives have made a few promises so far but they are contingent on the budget being balanced in a few years. This is a more reasonable way to do things but it isn’t exactly conducive to mobilizing the conservative vote. Meanwhile, Jack Layton and Elizabeth May have been shouting about health care or something from the sidelines. They try so hard.
This was a great weekend in sports. Opening Weekend was good to the Toronto Blue Jays as they took two of three from the Twins. The NHL playoff race is coming to a climax. Only a few teams have yet to lock up a playoff spot and the President’s Trophy has been won by the almighty Vancouver Canucks. The NCAA men’s basketball final goes tonight as well pitting ridiculous underdog Butler against perennial power UConn. The stage is certainly set for some magic. Finally, in less important news, how about the Vancouver Whitecaps scoring two goals in added time to tie against Chad Ochocinco’s Sporting Kansas City? This was not only ridiculously exciting but it is also great news for a fledgling franchise trying to build a fan base.
In politics, the Ivory Coast is making a push for some international relevance. The details are somewhat murky but there are some definitely some major issues there. Essentially what has happened is that after their election in November the incumbent president declined to leave office. Forces representing the internationally recognized president Alassane Ouattara have surrounded the capital of Abidjan and are poised to invade after taking control of most of the country. This situation will be interesting to watch as it unfolds and more details become clear.
Have a great week!