Earlier this week The Bulldog had some advice for former Ottawa Senators’ great Daniel Alfredsson, put up or shut up on the Sens ownership. In it we put a re-imagined video from Junkie XL who morphed A Little Less Conversation and A Little More Action from Elvis into something very funky. My favourite video in this vein (pardon the self-indulgence) is Fatboy Slim with the incomparable Christopher Walken in Weapon of Choice. The results are below:
More conventional stuff – Mayor Jim Watson denied Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk money for the cleanup of LeBreton Flats polluted soil despite the fact that city policy says it will pay 50 per cent of those costs. Now Windmill Developments is asking for $60 million for rehabilitating its lands near Chaudiere Falls. Should Melnyk and Windmill receive that money? Well the National Capital Commission stepped in to cover those expected LeBreton costs for Melnyk. But it won’t do the same for Windmill. The city has a policy so honour it for both parties. But in the future should taxpayers cover half of pollution remediation on sites where developers are making huge profits? Maybe there was a time for it when development was slow, but not now. Honour commitments made, then close the program. Taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing developers in a good economy … The city is borrowing $80 million to build a library that is obsolete before construction has started. Maybe our three-year communications grad mayor has heard of the Internet, or not … The management of the Phoenix pay system project, as outlined recently by the federal auditor general, is mind-boggling. We have people making decisions on this system who were more concerned about how their moves would look rather than the most effective way of paying people. And this is how it turned out. Ah senior public servants, how do you look now? IBM recommended the best way to build Phoenix but the government didn’t listen. IBM has every reason to be furious … the Ottawa Citizen has endorsed Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservatives. Good grief. Did they miss the videos below? Look what he said about our colleagues … Who is the politician who keeps walking around town in public meetings telling people who to donate money to for their municipal campaigns? …
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