Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 5/3/2008 (3241 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
It's one of those days where all the sticks that were dumped out on the floor this morning are starting to form patterns. Go figure - there are days when all I can see is a pile of sticks. Today, however, when I perused my favorite Manitoba political blogs, it was all about government and environmental policy. In no particular order......Blogging supersite Policy Frog
has taken the current debate on whether to control the use of plastic grocery bags to a new level with this post.
I'll one-up the Frog by suggesting the city take it's $15,000 public relations budget and buy a whack of reusable grocery bags and hand them out free one day each quarter at city buildings. It wouldn't be that much different a program to make heavily subsidized backyard composters available. The city sold them at a deep discount at locations around the city each spring for a couple of years. If the Frog is right about the unit cost, that 15K could buy a lot of resuable bags. Plus, you know how Winnipeggers love free stuff.*****
Blogger Jim Cotton
, who is now PITT, makes a fantastic observation here
on what he believes is the wrongheadedness of the province's hybrid car rebate. Cotton is joined by Hacks and Wonks
who points out here
how Science and Technology Minister Jim Rondeau
got so carried away trying to pump up the province's modest hybrid car rebate program, his rhetoric was showing.*****
This one actually has nothing to do with the environment, but I wanted to note it nonetheless. Blogger R.U. Serious
is much better than I am at posting YouTube videos on his blog. (I'll blame it on our crappy freeware, which is actually true) but in a post earlier this week, he included this fantastic spoof
that had me rolling in the aisles for several minutes. With two brothers in sales of one form or another, this is going to make for some very funny chatter @ the next family reunion.-30-