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Quebec, Democrats, Sinkholes and Friday #Shoutouts

The best phony headline of the week, “Quebec roads invade Ontario!“, and with the discovery (by a driver who didn’t see it until he was in it (luckily he is fine)) the Ottawa Pothole season begins early! If you have not seen the pictures, one of my posts this week includes this massive hole that you normally see elsewhere (read Quebec), but I have included it as well at the bottom of this post.

Speaking of La Belle Province, as I said, it’s like Cirque du Soleil, entertaining, spectacular, but no one really understands it all. The wacked out gun man killing someone during Mme. Marois’ speech was insane (even for Quebec) and I do not wish to trivialize the death of his victims either, but even I didn’t see that one coming. The PQ minority election (with not enough seats to create any kind of viable coalition) is pretty much the best result that could have come out of it. There will be another election fairly soon, but who will lead the Provincial Liberals? Better still what will Jean Charest do now that he has resigned? Will the former Federal PC “leader” run for the Federal Liberal leadership? If you can have a former NDP Premier running, why not a former PC leader?!? Never a dull moment in Quebec.

Down South the campaign starts in earnest with the Democrats rolling out “Slick Willy” (Bill Clinton) to try to kickstart the Obama campaign. I note the Republicans haven’t pulled George Bush (W. or Senior) out of the woodwork, but they are talking of Ronald Reagen a great deal (i.e. Romney is like Reagen in 1980), not sure Romney can pull off a good Gipper imitation (and Mrs. Romney is No Nancy Reagen).

Back to school week here in Ottawa goes relatively well, other than holes in the ground opening and swallowing cars, the world returns to a level of normalcy. The next long weekend to come is Thanksgiving? That is a little disheartening.

Weekly Recap

None of my posts disappeared in a sinkhole this week, but there were some good ones:

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1160 folks who follow me, holy liftin! If you join my “Twitter Posse“, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?).

Check out my Facebook page and find us on Google+ as well (but no I didn’t buy Facebook stock). The page includes many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long), and I have changed it a little bit too (note the new background).

Links for the Week

Crazed gunmen, global economic headwinds, real hurricanes, and continued lower interest rates were in the news, but what did my favorite writers write about:

Other Bookkeeping

Quebec Roads invade Ontario!!!

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Have a look at my micro-blog on Twitter, where you can see a whole plethora of good articles and pithy comments by me as well. Twitter feed where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)). I am also on reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest and other Social Media sites (look for the BigCajunMan userid) as well.

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Feel Free to Comment

  1. My Own Advisor – Ottawa – Personal Finance and Investing Blogger

    Sicko gunman…thankfully more people weren’t hurt or killed. Seriously, what is wrong with this world.

    If sinkholes were the worst thing that could happen to us, life wouldn’t be all that bad.

    Thanks for the mention BCM and stay out of the wet weather!

  2. Modest Money – I have just recently started a new personal finance blog: Here I plan on teaching people to better manage their money through modest living. I will be exposing common money wasters and poor financial decisions. Together we can help each other take control of our money.

    Well I’m glad those Quebec roads aren’t invading BC too. That sinkhole is pretty crazy. Thanks for mentioning my post and I hope you enjoy your weekend.

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