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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The State of the World

Not like you needed the reminder, but StatsCan's released the 2006 census numbers, none of which spell awesome for the Rose City. In fact, Canada had the fastest job growth of all G7 countries, but Windsor's unemployment rate continued to climb from 2001 to 2006, so sayeth the report.

God help me, Zach Cranny is running for UWSA President. Let me put this in perspective, Windsor: you know that sense of hope and progress and possibility that Barack Obama gives to people? Zach Cranny instills the opposites: pessimism, fatalism and inertia. While I haven't seen a full list of candidates yet [and Lord knows the UWSA website will never provide one], I'm sure Cranny's appearance is the first of many repeat offenders [whither Buck? Hills? Helbert?] looking to cling to a position, any position, and ensuring the University of Windsor Student Alliance continues its downward spiral into a rotating inbred clusterfuck. We'll see how Zach can do with an actual human being running against him this time.

Also, can someone tell me why nobody at this paper can take photographs anymore? Lord amighty, that clip art membership is getting worked the hell out this year.

Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons and Dragons, passed away this morning. I may have never rolled a 20-sided dice in my life, but I've played countless console RPGs, which are just as much his legacy. Penny Arcade pays tribute.

For a unique spin on American politics [coming to a head yet again tonight, watch CNN], the Tories are denying one of their own leaked a memo detailing a meeting between an economic advisor for Obama and a Canadian diplomat suggesting Obama's stated position attacking free trade is, "more reflective of political manoeuvring than policy," which has the Clinton camp calling shenanigans on Obama's rep as the poster boy for integrity, and the Harper government accused of doing whatever they can to give the rub to Republicans.

The latest in our continuing series on why my vacation next week will be amazing.

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