15 December 2008

Deep Thoughts for a Rainy Day

Just because every cloud has a silver lining, it doesn't necessarily, logically follow that every silver lining has a cloud.

But if there were a silver lining all by itself in the upper atmosphere, it would probably condense in on itself and fall to Earth at a substantial velocity. Silver is a pretty dense metal. That kind of thing would wipe out a whole village.

05 December 2008

My Wine List

I've been hunting around for a good Carmenere lately. (Carmenere is grown mostly in Chile as a varietal, although it originated as one of the noble grapes of Bordeaux).

The wine I found today is so good it inspired me to share it and to start tracking wines. My ongoing mission is to find good wines at good prices. Sure, you're probably going to have a great wine at $60 a bottle, but if you can find a great wine for $12 a bottle, then I'll take that! In fact, I'll take 5 of them.

Look up this wine list on your smartphone when you're wandering up and down the aisles at the liquor store wondering how to spend your loot. It's rough, but it works for now.

When you find a wine of good quality and impeccable value add it to the list by clicking here so our list can grow and you'll always know which wine to buy.


-->UPDATE: I have moved the Wine List to DansWineList.blogspot.com

-->UPDATE: I have moved the Wine List to WoodysWines.com

04 December 2008

A letter to Stephan Dion (and Jack Layton)

Dear Stephan Dion:

Screw you. You lost the election fair and square. You, yourself, acknowledged that the people of Canada do not want you to be the Prime Minister. You announced that you would resign as Liberal Party leader.

And then this week you used the financial crisis as an excuse to rouse the NDP and BQ into a shady deal to oust the Conservative Minority Government. Under the guise of "helping Canada face the economic crisis" you have truly put Canadians in a vulnerable position.

You say you want to help Canadians face the financial crisis, but it's just a smoke screen. Now Parliament is suspended for two months. So as the economy of the world marches on, the Canadian Government is absent and idle.

Sit down, Mr. Dion. Your ego and emotions have done enough damage.

And Jack, quit piggy-backing with the more popular kids. You look better as the alpha dog in your hippy clique than as Dion's bitch. Your time is better spent figuring out how to get into power on your own merits and charm than by selling your soul to the Liberals.

The enemy of the economy is political uncertainty. Nothing could be more uncertain than a two or three-way coalition government between rival parties that have agreed to play nice for 18 months. A Liberal agenda would spin its wheels trying to reverse anything that has a Conservative stamp on it and slapping new taxes all around to compensate for it's wayward spending. It would get nowhere, especially with the 'support' of the NDP who would drag their feet the whole way.

Then after 18 months of investors, businesses, and consumers holding their breath and their wallets, we'd go through another sloppy election. Financial crisis indeed.

So go home, Stephan. Maybe a colonic will help free your mind. Then come back and let the big boys get some work done.

I wish I had 2 months of paid holidays at Christmas time... Ah the smell of tax-payer's money roasting on an open fire.

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