Thursday 7 March 2013
Working in Ottawa today --Stompin' Tom
Good morning folks,
I will be working in Ottawa today.
On the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia is a small city of 1300 or so Southerners. Yeah, I know, city? I agree an overly generous term for such an insignificant place, but what the hell, at least they don't call themselves a Metropolis.
In any event, in the last year they have experienced two burglaries (on Sublime trail no less:), four thefts, four assaults and one vandalism.
As such they have sought the only solution available to them. Mandatory arming of the citizenry. Whaaaat? Oh yes. Mandatory firearm ownership under the Family Protection Ordinance proses by Councilman Duane 'You're with me or you're with the Terrorists' Cronic each person must be armed unless they are physically or mentally incapable.
This means of course that assaulting and taunting the mentally infirm will still be a relatively safe pastime, but if you plan on assaulting the able-bodied, better bring your guns.
I am eager.. from an academic point of view, to see how many accidental firearm discharge injuries occur over the next year, and how many Fuller Brush men get shot whilst ringing doorbells.
In other news, Canada says good bye to Stompin' Tom Connors. Stompin' Tom passed away after decades as a true Canadian icon. From humble beginnings in NB and PEI he remained a humble and fiercely patriotic Canadian entertainer even after receiving the Order of Canada and put on a postage stamp. Where he has gone, I hope the beer is cold and hockey is played.
Have a good day.