I'm liking the race for Mayor in Toronto

Because of this little tidbit in the Toronto Star


"CUPE 416 president Mark Ferguson said that, if elected, Smitherman should put as much energy into finding money-saving contracting-in opportunities — including curbside pick-up in Etobicoke, where the city now pays $8.5 million a year to contractor Turtle Island.

He rejected Smitherman’s suggestion that the union should compete with private firms to win city work.

“Unions don’t bid. We’re not corporations. We’re not in the business of delivering services — we are city employees, and certainly a bid process is something that is not workable.”

That last part is the perfect quote from someone who continually puts their foot in their mouth, eventually you figure he had to gnaw his way through it and a bit of truth would slip out.

I especially like the 'not in the business of delivering service' which perfectly sums up everything that the TTC has been about for the last say... oh... forever.


Stolen from themonkeymafia

Our Father, who art in GM Place, hockey be thy name. Thy will be done, GOLD will be WON on ICE as well as IN THE STANDS. Give us this day our hockey sticks and forgive us our penalties, as we forgive those who cross check against us. Lead us not into elimination but deliver us to victory, for this is OUR game, and GOLD...


Now this is interesting...

Most people on the internet know the concept that if someone does something stupid... it could be considered under the header of 'fail'

But what if someone is about to do something stupid... is that pre-fail?


For those who don't know what's going on in Toronto, Adam Giambrone is the current chair of the TTC, which has fallen under a massive uproar lately of having ticket booth collectors fall asleep in their booths.

And subsequently got caught on film.

Then, the 'sleeping beauty' decided to pipe up in the media and make matters worse: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/ttc/article/755052--wake-up-to-real-issues-ttc-sleeper-tells-public?bn=1 by insinuating that people shouldn't be worried about a public servant sleeping on the job... we should all be worried about Haiti.

The TTC worker is an example of Fail.

Giambrone wanting to take his lack of leadership on the TTC and transform it into a race for mayor, is Pre-fail.