Tag Archives: Larry O’Brien

Light Rail? Come On: Whopper Watch

Don’t really know what writer Mark Brownlee was thinking when he wrote this whopper in Wednesday’s Citizen: (Larry O’Brien) scrapped an ill-advised plan and replaced it with the 12.5-kilometre spine that will serve as the basis for most every other transit … Continue reading

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O’Brien Respected Democracy: Reader

Here is a Facebook post from reader Phillip Blancher:

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Larry O’Brien Wants To Be My Friend

Has ex-mayor Larry O’Brien turned into Mr. Rogers? He wants to be nice.  — Has former mayor Larry O’Brien gone from swagger to being as nice as Mr. Rogers.

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Independent Bulldog Turns Two Today

Many thank you’s to the great readership and commenters on The Bulldog. Your support has kept The Bulldog healthy as this news site celebrates its second birthday as an independent entity. Freedom of speech is alive and well here. On Sept. … Continue reading

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City Has Mickey Mouse Operation: Reader

Great commenter Sheridan took on the pressing issue of whether Jim Watson is a better mayor than Larry O’Brien. To best understand Sheridan’s comments, please read this post first: Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien. Here’s Sheridan: “Don’t you … Continue reading

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Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien: Top 10 List

Don’t you miss pictures like this one? — Ahh, you never thought you’d see this in print, but it’s true. The Bulldog thinks Mayor Jim Watson is better than someone else at something. In this case, it’s former mayor Larry O’Brien. … Continue reading

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O’Brien Was A Democrat

A Facebook friend takes on whether Mayor Jim Watson’s job performance is better than former mayor Larry O’Brien:

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Was O’Brien A Better Mayor Than Watson?

The ever-solid Bulldog commenter Sheridan wonders if Mayor Jim Watson is a worse administrator than the former mayor Larry O’Brien. We also like Sheridan’s comment at the end of his note that “every citizen of Ottawa (of reading age) should make … Continue reading

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Welcome To O’Brien’s Second Term

Facebook friends take on Lansdowne and Mayor Jim Watson:

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Lansdowne: It’s Not Watson’s Project

Might there be an election coming? Mayor Jim Watson has been milking Lansdowne for votes for some time now. Updates on the stadium, this opening, that opening. Watson, never known for turning down a photo shoot, has been all over … Continue reading

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Watson’s Great Ottawa Sites: Top 10 List

Who needs the Grand Canyon when Ottawa has the Bruce Pit. — “It looks like our version of the Eiffel Tower right here in Riverside South. This is going to be a new landmark,” Mayor Jim Watson said at the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge … Continue reading

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Watson’s Video Version Of His Campaign Whoppers

About 407 viewers have been treated to this Jim Watson campaign video on YouTube. Whadda guy.  — It is amazing how high you can pile fertilizer and no one is better in stacking that garden supplement that our Mayor Jim … Continue reading

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Larry O’Brien For PC Leader

Has the whole world gone nuts?

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Lansdowne Isn’t Watson’s Project

Sheridan has been one of our best and most reliable commenters. This comment deserves bigger play. Here he looks at Mayor Jim Watson’s policy initiatives or lack of them. Feel free to debate and discuss his forthright comment: OSEG are … Continue reading

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Watson Reacts To Bus Detours: Top-10 List

Here are the top 10 things Mayor Jim Watson said when he heard residents wanted to debate $74-million in light-rail plan bus detours: 1. What would Larry O’Brien do? 2. Don’t bug me, I’m tweeting. 3. Funny, no one mentioned it … Continue reading

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Naming Our Light-Rail Stations

An artist’s representation of a light-rail station. — Councillors Diane Deans and Katherine Hobbs have been enlisted to find names for the 13 light-rail stations of the $2.1-billion Confederation Line tunnel and short rail route. Not all of the stations … Continue reading

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Ottawa Elected Larry O’Watson

Invasion of the Jim Snatchers: Mayor Jim Watson’s consciousness has been invaded by former mayor Larry O’Brien. He’s back. You thought he was gone. You thought you voted him out. But he’s back … I’m telling you he’s back.

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Watson’s Actions Are Your Fault

People have been wondering why Mayor Jim Watson has adopted former mayor Larry O’Brien’s agenda but, because he is a better politician, he’s able to get the initiatives through. Why, you ask? Well, according to one veteran Ottawa City Hall … Continue reading

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Toronto Without Ford Would Be Like Ottawa Without Larry

You’d hate to lose Rob Ford as mayor of Toronto.

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Tweeting On Larry O’Brien And Guns

Maybe former mayor Larry O’Brien is not so forgotten after all. Here’s another tweet about O’Brien and his gun views. Welcome to the armed camp:

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O’Brien Should Dump Facebook, Get Busy

Former mayor Larry O’Brien needs to find a role for himself in the community. A number of celebrities and former politicians do good work when they leave office. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter helped Habitat For Humanity. Ex-Ottawa mayor Jacqueline … Continue reading

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Armed Staff Might Have Saved Children: Larry O’Brien

This was posted on former Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien’s Facebook site:

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Readers Quickly React To Controversial O’Brien Comments

Bulldog Ottawa readers responded almost immediately to the gun comments by former Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien: Former mayor for a reason! “@kengray: Armed Staff Might Have Saved Children: Larry O’Brien ow.ly/gkonK #OTTcity #ottawa #ottnews” — Cdn Politico (@CdnPolitico) December 24, … Continue reading

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Larry O’Brien: Gone, Mostly Forgotten

Bulldog Ottawa Twitter follower Brian M. Carroll sent this tweet out concerning a recent post on this news site sent out concerning the lack of interest in former mayor Larry O’Brien. Carroll remarks on the lack of followers of O’Brien … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Larry O’Brien?

There was a time in this city when Mayor Larry O’Brien cut a pretty big swath through this town. When O’Brien talked about the pigeons or about swaggerin’ or wrote Go Sens on his head, why that was big news. … Continue reading

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