Posted 06-26-2014 at 08:30 AM by Grandma Bates
Yesterday the president of the University of Ottawa announced that the men's hockey team's 2014-1015 schedule has been cancelled. This decision is the result of allegations of sexual assault that occured last year when the team played in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Few details have been stated publicly. There are indications, however, that three students are accused of taking part in the incident, and the coach tried to take steps to limit the team's exposure to the allegations.
Posted 04-24-2014 at 08:09 PM by Grandma Bates
For some reason a small group cowboys in Nevada with nothing better to do but complain have been given a great deal of attention. Cliven Bundy has been integrated into the 24 hour news cycle, and his near constant exposure has made it possible to expose some of his more unpleasant views on humanity. We have now officially lost sight of Mr. Bundy's complaints about the onerous federales who will not let him graze his cows on the arid lands that his family claimed for the last millennium.
Posted 04-18-2014 at 08:31 AM by Grandma Bates
Our little town recently had a referendum to make up funding for the town's hockey rink and athletic fields after a sudden shortfall. One of the surprises was that my neighbor a few doors down had a sign in his yard urging others to support the effort to keep the facilities open. It was a surprise given that his politics are a bit on the conservative side. By "conservative" I mean he generally has signs in his yard supporting hard core political candidates who have made national news...