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Always take time to square up the cup.

Next scrum he should ask Kessler to smell his finger

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Jake working on his SV%

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: October 17. 2018. Legalized Pot Day
« on: October 20, 2018, 07:10:44 PM »

So I'm sure this isn't super interesting to anyone but me but to expand on what I said above, it looks like the provincial Conservatives, and specifically the way they changed the Liberal's plans for this rollout, hasn't gone very well. Leaving aside the processing delays, it looks like they badly underestimated the demand and as a result the online store now has significantly fewer products than it did when I bought mine.

Sure, I could chalk that up to just garden variety incompetence but I think it maybe hints at a larger issue within Conservatism in general as a political concept.

Because Conservative thought tends to one that is resistant to change or that is inherently suspicious of change I think it often falls into the trap of wanting an ever-changing world to adapt to its view of what is good and right rather than vice-versa. To Conservative thinkers, I think they see this is as a sort of admirable constancy rather than simply following the direction the wind is blowing.

The problem though, as we've seen in various ways, is that this means they're often out of step with what the values of what the world are. This is why I think traditional conservatism is getting rolled up by populism. In democratic societies, there's only so much hay you can make out of telling people they're wrong and their values lead to bad governing before they don't let you govern any more.

What we tend to then see up here is that in a country that's been Majority Left-Of-Conservative for 30 years, Conservatives tend to govern by denying what people's views often are in favour of acting like they have a popular mandate.

So, assuming they're acting in good faith rather than engaging in some sort of sabotage, I think this bungled roll out is a result of their thinking that because they didn't think Marijuana should be legal recreationally or think people liked it, that the demand didn't exist. Hence not just a lack of Cannabis, which I guess you could argue might be hard to keep in supply regardless, but also a lack of accessories which weren't even illegal to purchase pre-legalization of the drug itself.

TL; DR The OCS rollout has gone badly, in part because I think Conservatives need to lie about the world as it is to maintain their political outlook.

You could say the same thing regarding the ACA (ObamaCare) here in the States.

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On another note, I managed to grab some free tickets to the game tonight.

I believe the Leafs have lost the last 5 or 6 games I attended. I'm going to commit the gambler's fallacy and assume that means they're due for a win.

They lose tonight and it's all on you.

If they lose, I think that will constitute definitive proof that my beer stained Antropov jersey is bad luck.

My lucky Canadian Tire jersey will cancel yours out, leaving them to win or lose entirely on their own merits.

Leafs lost both games 1 and 2 when I wore my Matthews jersey.  Last game I was so tired and sweaty from clearing ice on my driveway that I didn't put on the jersey cause I didn't want to stink it up with my sweat, so I was wearing a green sweater.  I'll go back to the green sweater for tonight, then the Leafs won't have to rely on their own merits but instead have the power of the sweater backing them.

Yep, my Babsocks didn't work when they were in Boston.

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McCujo

Reilly

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: 5 Favourite Athletes
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:03:29 AM »
1.  Darryl Sittler
2.  Davey Keon (that's what I called him as a kid)
3.  Mats Sundin
4.  George Brett
5.  Fred Couples

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Hainsey to Leafs
« on: July 01, 2017, 01:09:36 PM »
Honestly, I would like Franson now.  Especially if the rumors of Moore are true.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: The elephant in the room...
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:40:59 PM »
I agree, but I'm hopeful that we'll be complaining how un-entertainging our young Leafs are in a few years.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Defensive Logjam
« on: May 14, 2017, 09:27:20 PM »
Watching tonight's game.  Wow lots of good defensemen on the ice.

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I get Pierre McStroker for this coverage.  Like knowing who an assistant coach went to elementary school adds any value to the game or coverage.

My god when he talks he sounds like a pedophile sometimes.


WHO???? WHICH ASSISTANT COACH WENT TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH SOMEONE????  I NEED TO KNOW!!!!!

While Maguire's shtick wears on me a bit, I always admired that when he got something wrong he was willing to admit it.  I remember watching a game between the Rangers and Penguins back in 2007-2008.  CRosby flung his head back like he was shot and the announcers all chastised him hard for it.  Talking about how he would never be elite unless he got that out of his game.  Then they showed the replay and Gomez had his stick in the mouth of Crosby.  The period ends and Maguire gets to interview Crosby, and the first thing he says is "I'm really sorry, on that high sticking call, it looked like you were diving, and I was giving it to you pretty hard about it, but it turns out that Gomez really did high stick you".  I appreciate it when people can admit they made a mistake.

So he stroked Crosby   8)

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I get Pierre McStroker for this coverage.  Like knowing who an assistant coach went to elementary school adds any value to the game or coverage.

My god when he talks he sounds like a pedophile sometimes.


WHO???? WHICH ASSISTANT COACH WENT TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH SOMEONE????  I NEED TO KNOW!!!!!

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I get Pierre McStroker for this coverage.  Like knowing who an assistant coach went to elementary school adds any value to the game or coverage.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: How are the handling playoff tickets?
« on: April 08, 2017, 11:36:17 PM »
Nobody knows how to handle playoff tickets.  Those employees have all died off.

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Marner would have been in the mix without the injury I suggest

I think Mitch is going to get more votes than most think, especially from folks who grew up as Leafs fans.  Long time Leaf fans have always endeared themselves to underdogs.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« on: March 22, 2017, 03:14:59 PM »
All kidding aside, Corrado put Sid over the top.

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