Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What's that sound? Boomers, what's-a-happening?

Colby Cosh has written a hilarious article kicking the boomers when they're down, and just getting ready to retire.

It's along the lines of Stephen Colbert's impression of Baby Boomers: "Waaaa, I'm a Baby Boomer! I wanna pony!"

The defining characteristic of Baby Boomers is typically presented as the simple fact that there are so many of them. But think about that a minute. Regardless of how many post-war children were born, the following generations should be even bigger.

But they're not.

Which means that the truly defining characteristic of Baby Boomers is that they had so few offspring.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Jack Layton is at least three steps ahead of us all!

So, shortly after the November 2008 Economic Update, Jack Layton organized an impromptu coalition opposition with the Bloc and Liberals. Except that it turns out he had actually organized it "long before", possibly even before losing the election, or at least shortly after. We know this because a Conservative MP was invited to the conference call and recorded Jack explaining the whole thing.

Now, just this week, Jack Layton's NDP started running radio attack ads against the Liberals. Clearly, it takes more than a few days to put together a website, never mind write and produce radio ads.

The only conclusion I can reach is that, even before losing the election last fall, Jack Layton began crafting this negative ad campaign against the Liberals. He knew that Dion and Duceppe would join the coalition, then Harper would prorogue parliament, then Dion would get replaced by Ignatieff, then Ignatieff would decide to support the Conservatives! The guy obviously has some kind of crystal ball!

And you thought he was an idiot!