03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
The rumours are true, I have moved to Kitchener (nee. "Berlin") with Kate. I got a job at Staples. This week and next is all training. There is hell of reading to do. Booo.
Don't worry, I won't let Kay-Dub steal my Toronto soul.
Has anyone seen the 6 January article by former Democratic Presidential candidate Goerge McGovern in the Washington Post calling for the impeachment of GWB and Dick Cheney? I would be very surprised if they were impeached this late in the term. Other than for the symboliic value I'm not sure what practical effects impeachment would be. I think that both of them still should be charged with the litany of offences that McGovern lays out, but I don't think that will ever happen either. With the public and media attention turned towrads the Presidential primaries it would be difficult to generate the kind of widespread support that would be needed for an impeachment trial.
While taking the good old Ossington 63 yesterday I sat amid a group of middle school boys. All the way from Bloor to Dundas the only thing the six boys talked about was Guitar Hero. One kid said that even when he's in class his fingers still twitch as if they were playing a phantom ax.
Also yesterday my cousin Matthew came over for dinner. He is studying at the University of New Brunswick. He is in the Navy and he just started a two week course at CFB Borden near Barrie. Matthew is a Naval Intelligence officer (that's different from being a navel intelligence officer). He's 21 and apparently he is the youngest person in Canada to ever qualify as an Intelligence Officer that wasn't during war time. My mom is really trying to discourage him from going to Afghanistan where he has applied to several positions. He wasn't even allowed to tell us what intelligence positions he had applied for there.
You are probably thinking "Afghanistan is a landlocked country, what kind of work is there for a Naval Intelligence officer to do there?" Well the Intelligence trade is open to army, navy and air force. They all do the same work. But Matthew told us that the Taliban actually had a navy. Well not exactly a navy but they loaded guys into 5 or 6 fishing boats on a river near Kandahar (where the Canadians soldiers are based) and tried to attack a civilian convoy. It's hard to be intimidating in a fishing boat.