Friday, November 2, 2018

How Much Dumb Can A Human Brain Hold





Why not spend a trillion dollars on the olympics, then? Wouldn't we get 10 trillion dollars if we did that?

I always wonder if the hucksters who come up with these arguments know how flimsy they are, or if they are so dumb they actually believe this shit.

***

I'm not hopeful for the 'no' side. The olympics are clearly a bad idea, but the city is home to a lot of people who are easily conned. Electing Nenshi was a bad idea but they did it, and electing the NDP was a bad idea and they did it. So I'm fully expecting the arguments by brains like Tewksbury are going to persuade the populace to vote yes.

Feel Good Story Of The Day

I did not go to the game last night, but apparently they had someone come out and address the crowd about how the Flames were not running a charity scam. If you're explaining, you're losing.

Anyway... "A 22-year-old man left in a coma after his genitals were "ripped off and eaten" by a bulldog had apparently smeared his crotch in peanut butter."

And you thought your girl used too much teeth... 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

I Missed This: The Calgary Flames Run A Charity Scam

This story is a couple days old but I've been skirt chasing so...

The Flames are running a scam charity.

Now, as I always say, all charities are scams. I tell my clients this when they bring me in their donation receipts. Scams all the way down. Every one. Don't give to registered charities. Give charity, by all means. That's a mitzvah. But don't give your money to a registered charity if you are expecting it to actually go to helping people. Help people yourself.

I give money to food banks, myself.

Anyway, of the eight sport charities that were looked at (mostly hockey based) the Calgary Flames did the worst in terms of actual money spent on charity. The explanation that the guy running Flames Foundation gave was absolutely terrible, and so I am surprised this story doesn't have legs. The guy running the charity basically said they stash the cash in case something happens. LOL.

Spend the fucking money. If you raise 4 million dollars in money, and the overhead is half a million, then spend the rest. The guy running Flames Foundation says, with a straight face, that by allocating the money to a reserve fund (you guys think the Flames make interest off that?) it's the same as spending it on charity. Which is fucking retarded.

I've been a season ticket holder for 4 or 5 years now. Every year they send you a little book about all the good the Flames Foundation does. Every year I have been underwhelmed. It seems they always spend about a million dollars. They raise much more than this. The team itself makes a lot more than this. So while a million dollars a year is a lot, it's a pittance compared to what they could be giving out.  This year, for instance, they could have given out, according to the article, three million.

Basically, don't give money to the Flames Foundation if you don't have to.

Furthermore I think Derek Wills should be fired.


Monday, October 29, 2018

The Communists Killed The Olympics...Huh?

Like all good tax payers, I did not want Calgary to pay for the Winter Olympics. Number one, it's too much, number two, it's a invitation for corruption, and number three, the people charged with planning it were nincompoops.

So imagine my surprise to find out that, essentially, hopefully, mercifully, the bid is dead.

And it seems to be not from the efforts of people opposed to the Games, but rather through the efforts of the people who actually want the Games. In short, the games being planned by the local morons, from the mayor on down, has resulted in a killed bid. Amazing.

Between Nenshi, Notley, Trudeau, and the IOC, the city had the perfect storm of dummies 'working' for our behalf. And thank the lord that we did. Because of them the city, hell, the nation, just saved 4 billion dollars.

The commies, Nenshi, Notley, and Trudeau, killed the bid because they got tight in the pockets. You couldn't write this shit. They've never had a project they didn't want to throw money at...until now. I'm giggling.

This is an amazing, amazing development.