I’m Boycotting Ontario after Fordie Boy’s Election Win Tonight. Will You?

Doug Ford, aka Fordie (Ford D.) Boy, has won an overwhelming majority government in Ontario tonight, even if with just 40% of the vote. It’s almost too strategically well spread out to believe, but it is what it is. I don’t know what you’re thinking, 40% of Ontarians who voted, but consequences for you will be consequences.

For my part, living in Canada outside of Ontario, your election results basically just cost you any economic contribution I might have consciously made until you elect someone else who is less elitist and less corrupt in every way imaginable. That’s my reaction to the fiasco. It’s not much, of course, me just being one person, but helping the world is about doing what you can do. If more people had turned out to vote, for instance, in what was among the lowest voter turnouts ever, things might have been different. But hey, my little personal boycott is the least of your worries in Ontario now cause I think most people who voted for Doug Ford will eventually come to regret it. Only time will tell.

Until then, for my part, there’ll be no vacations to Ontario for me until your government changes. I’ll avoid even flying through Toronto or other Ontarian airports unless there were a major inconvenience. I will insist friends where meet me elsewhere for when we do meet, cause they’ll be able to use the break, as well. Of course, I can’t avoid everything, like how certain things ship from Ontario warehouses that I wouldn’t even know about until afterward, or don’t have a choice to buy from another place. However, if I know I have a choice elsewhere, you can bet I will pick it.

Little boycott, sure. But what if a whole bunch of other people did it?

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Johnny Manziel Goes to Least Exciting of Places in NFL Draft

The most talked about college football player in the NFL draft, Johnny Football (aka Manziel), ends up in Cleveland, of all places!

After slipping to #22 in the draft, he ends up in the most boring of all places in the league. It’s cold. The uniforms are brown. Who’s on the team?

If you believe in opposites attract and are good for each other, then perhaps nobody needs Johnny Football more than Cleveland. But if you believe in similar synergy, then Johnny is the worst fit for Cleveland. Personally, Cleveland was where I least wanted to see Johnny because I don’t think much is there for him to succeed with, from the weather to the team. Johnny will get his highlight reel plays in, sure. However, far fewer than if elsewhere, in my opinion. I think he’ll only shine with a second chance somewhere else, and hopes he does well enough to earn that second chance.

But like everyone else picked in the draft, we’ll only see with time.

A Nickname Jersey Policy Suggestion

The National Basketball Association (NBA) had its first Nickname Game last night (Fri Jan 10 2014) between the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets. It is a great marketing tool, with controversy in fan reaction and no clear future for direction. I thought I’d suggest options for a policy that might be used for nickname jerseys, not just in the NBA but also in other professional sports leagues.

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