Thursday, June 22, 2006

What made Calgary flame-ous... has made a Bishop's fan out of me

I wasn't much of an Oilers fan (as I preferred the Montreal Canadiens) until I left Edmonton. All the people making fun of Edmonton's sports achievements in the glory days just made me more proud of those glory days (Gretzky, Kurri, Messier, Anderson, Fuhr, Ranford, Coffey, Huddy, Lowe, Fogolin, Semenko). I know I'm not the only one.

Backlash can backfire and create solidarity.

I wasn't much of a Bishop Henry fan until the Catholic School Board objected to his opposition to using casino and bingo for revenue. One of the Trustees motioned to comply with Bishop Henry's request and he got suspended and is prohibited from running for election again. After years of patiently waiting, Bishop Henry is supposedly going to blacklist schools that continue to raise money with bingo and casino - and he is certainly going to face an uproar over this (I've already heard the complaints on the radio about depriving children of a rich educational experiences).

All I can say is: Go, Henry, Go!

(I were Don Cherry, I'd say he'll win this one in seven seals)

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