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Queen tours RIM then meets war vets

Posted in Aggravations, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on July 5, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Queen Elizabth speaks to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Research In Motion president Mike Lazaridis at RIM's headquarters in Waterloo, Ont. (CBC)

The CBC is reporting that this morning, her Majesty the Queen of England went on a tour of headquarters of Research In Motion Inc. – the BlackBerry people. And then, she met with Canadian Forces veterans who served in the Second World War and the Korean War.

Apparently, some of these vets, who are well into their 80s, had to wait the better part of an hour in stifling heat for their opportunity.

I can ignore for the moment strangeness of the Queen visiting a private company – she is, after all, essentially a tourist in this country.

But why on earth would she need to visit RIM before meeting the vets?  And why couldn’t we get them a cooler place to wait in line?

This country has some amazingly screwed up priorities.

Happy Victoria Day!

Posted in Random, Thoughts with tags , , , , on May 24, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Today is the day that we party in celebration of a Monarchy that many people think we should disassociate from.  They claim that Canada has no need for the traditions of Britain, and that the Monarchy has no place here.

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But I don’t think most of these people realize the consequences… For starters, we’d have to give up this long weekend!  How could we justify having the day off, if we we’re against the celebration which that holiday was created for?

I say, keep the Monarchy and bring on the beer and BBQ!  If you don’t like the Queen, just get another beer and chill-out.

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