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Monday, January 11, 2010

Losing is not an option

I just saw a commercial for the Olympics. The athlete in it stated: "when losing is not an option".

What does that mean? Of course it's an option. SOMEBODY has to lose. Not EVERYBODY can win. It's the essence of competing.

"when losing is not an option"....the epitome of inane platitudes

Friday, July 03, 2009

Michael Jackson album sales explode since death

I don't understand why MJ's album sales have gone up so much after his death. If you are a fan of his music why wouldn't you have already purchased it long ago? In fact, wouldn't you want to support the artist while he was still alive.

Friday, December 19, 2008

great gift ideas begin at......

"Great gift ideas begin at ." It's nothing to brag about when so many stores make this claim. What I really want to know is where do great gift ideas end?

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Some people believe that if you don't vote you have no right to complain about who is put in power. I must disagree. I am a Libertarian and there is no Libertarian candidate in my riding. I am opposed to the choices I do have.

If I am given the choice of who is to rob me and I refuse to choose as I don't want to be robbed, don't I still have the right to complain when I do get robbed?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Government Apologies

Recently the Government of Canada has promised to apologize for the Komagata Maru incident. Apparently in 1914 a Japanese charter ship arrived in Vancouver harbour with 376 migrants from India. Immigration officials refused to let the passengers disembark.

So now people who did not commit the offense are apologizing to people who were not the victims. That makes sense. The Canadian government also offered $10 million to the Ukrainian-Canadian Foundation and $5 million to the Chinese-Canadian community as a result of wrongdoings during the World Wars.

I did nothing wrong. Why are my tax dollars going to people who haven't been victimized?

By the way...if my great-grandfather wronged your great-grandfather in any way, I am sorry. Please come by my house and I'll give you $1000.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Letter to the Editor - April 2008

Chronicle-Journal - Friday, April 4, 2008

Drug sentence too lenient

Re “Drug runner gets 18 months,” April 1.

I was shocked to see that Justice Joyce Pelletier handed down such a light sentence of 18 months to Lois McVey for running three pounds of cocaine. She could be out in just over a year on good behavior. The judge stated that she did not see McVey as a risk to the community. Here in Victoria there are 1,500 homeless drug addicted people on the street which is only the tip of the iceberg. Addiction is a huge problem fueled by people like the Hells Angels and Lois McVey and left for the government and municipalities to deal with afterwards. Any drug runner dealing with a high cost drug like that knows the penalties involved. I‘m sure they would be happy to sacrifice a year in jail standing on their heads to move $100,000 worth of product. Again the message coming from the bench to the criminal and the community is not clear here. There are young teens at risk. Citizens should speak up in their own defence.

Bev Pirie


In the April 4th edition of the CJ, Bev Pirie takes issue with the sentence of a local drug runner. She states "There are young teens at risk". Sure they are, they are at risk of their OWN choices. Maybe these teens are idiots and/or maybe their parents are. We all make mistakes but we choose to make our own. The drugs are there because due to demand, not the other way around. I know someone will read this and say "if the drugs weren't available the teens would be tempted by them". This is true but does that mean if some punk breaks into my house and steals my stereo it is my fault for owning a "tempting" stereo. Besides, some people go their whole lives without taking drugs despite the fact that they are available.

Tony Gallo

Sunday, December 16, 2007

another stupid commercial

I've heard this commercial on the radio a couple times recently. I forget who the commercial is for. It starts with "Short on cash? Who isn't this time of year?". It then goes on to state that if you shop at their store "you do not pay for one full year". Tell me.....what time of year will it be in one full year?