Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Take a Flying Leap, Dalton!

Excuse me while I digress to provincial politics for a moment.

Ontario Premier Dalton McWimpy, oops, sorry, McGuinty is defending his Liberal government's $150,000 grant to study the 'sex lives of flying squirrels'. Apparently this is a global warming issue. Well, yeah, I guess if there are lots of squirrels having sex in a dense area, things could warm up a bit...

Anyway, another study has apparently been funded to investigate why people pay attention to emotionally expressive faces and how negative faces hold attention more than positive ones. That one will cost us $100,000. Seems like a bargain.

Let me tell you something, Dalton. I can save you a lot of money and give you the answer to that last one right now. Negative faces hold attention more than positive ones because when people see an angry face, for example, they have to decide whether to run or fight. Just have a look at the taxpayers in Ontario, Dalton, and you will have an excellent case study to draw from. I would suggest you run far away.

Aw, you're all nuts anyway.

11 comments:

Kelly said...

Very well put Joanne, and funny too! Yet another display of a colossal waste of taxpayers money. If Dalton "McWimpy" needs help deciding where to spend money, he might want to talk to the families who are raising adult developmentally delayed children or perhaps he might want to talk to the parents of autistic children, or how about putting the money towards shortening the time waiting for MIR's and CAT scans for cancer victims???? What planet does he live on anyway?

Jennifer said...

I have an even better way to spend this money we aparently have so much of, how about reimbursing all the people who have paid tuition money and have recieved no education.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Good suggestions, Kel and Jennifer!

"What planet does he live on anyway?", Kelly asked.

How about Planet Nutbar?

Jennifer, you are confusing the excess of cash with the previous federal Liberal government, who taxed us to death, and then hid the surplus until it was needed to bribe voters.

Dalton unfortunately, keeps taxing us but he hasn't learned the art of 'squirrelling it away' yet. (Sorry, but I couldn't resist.)

Cuz Carol said...

AWWW - Come on Joanne! I personally want to know about the sex life of flying squirrels. My own is so boring that hearing about squirrels might be interesting...
PS: What do you expect from a guy with the name Dalton?

Cuz Carol said...

and btw Jenn - cry me a river! I know who pays the piper....

Joanne (True Blue) said...

LOL!!! Cuz, you're a hoot! I wonder what we can expect if Dalton's brother, David runs for federal Liberal leadership. What kind of strange studies could those two cook up together? I don't even want my mind to go there.

Now to be fair to Jenni, she has to pay for her own K.D.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Jennifer, I guess I'm a bit behind on my provincial politics. It seems you are right about that surplus that Dalton has been hiding. Just read about it this morning. Of course, now that I think about it, it all makes sense - Election year coming up soon! The Provincial Libs have learned well from their Federal counterparts.

The question is, will Ontario voters forget McGuinty's broken promise about not raising taxes? In May 2004 the Fiberals' first budget included an income tax hike in the form of a "health premium" of up to $900 person.

Does any other province do that? Gotta love that "Universal healthcare" that the Left says can't be compromised. Oh, and don't forget that they delisted 'eye exams', but abortion is considered an essential service.

Only in Ontario you say? Pity.

molarmauler said...

I wonder if a Flying Squirrel has ever made it into the Mile-High Club?

Do they fly that high? Maybe we should comission a follow-up study.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Molarmauler, you slay me! I had to check that one up in Wikipedia. Wow, there is definitely some potential for a very expensive publicly-funded provincial study there. I think Cuz Carol might want to lead the investigation!

I'll contact my M.P.P.

Amy Mahon said...

Read about this blog in the Toronto Sun. Just curious where you read about the "emotionally expressive faces" study...

Check out my blog, I quoted you:
http://studentwoes.blogspot.com

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Hi Amy! I just checked out your blog. Great stuff! I know a few people in the same boat and I will pass on your address.

With regards to the "emotionally expressive faces" study, I have a degree in Psychology and therefore have somewhat of a background, but in this case, I would say that it falls under the heading of 'common sense'.

However, I am looking forward to reading the study that our tax dollars have paid for!