Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Who is Vinay Menon?

And why does the Toronto Star think anyone cares what he thinks about the municipal strike?

Case in point: the imbecile actually wrote this (and it got by an editor) in regard to the municipal strike,
Once again, honest, hardworking, law-abiding taxpayers are being held hostage by a system that always puts them last.
Got that? Striking workers aren't honest, hardworking, law-abiding or taxpayers. Yet, somehow, they provide what he refers to as an "essential service" in running daycares -- and, given the structure of his sentences, island ferry services, parks maintenance, and summer camps. Granting that "essential service" is a legal term which doesn't apply to any of these, can anyone mount a remotely plausible argument to the effect that summer camps should be an essential service?

The stupidity is ramping up again... why is it that so many people can't think their way through even the slightest inconvenience? (Seriously, this idiot bitches about paying 5 cents for a bag when he orders delivery. Maybe he needs to learn to cook?)

NB: I looked him up, and he was apparently their TV critic, who moved to the news section to write a "humour" column. So, maybe I'm missing the joke; perhaps this is a piece of sophisticated satire rather than something readers are meant to take seriously. But, somehow, I doubt it.

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