The nutty perfesser - a Porkland-area blogger with an itchy trigger-finger and an inflated sense of self-esteem - has to be salivating:
A Saskatoon woman who created a fake Facebook profile using photos of a pageant contestant - and conned young men hoping for dates into giving her money - is banned from using the Internet for the next six months.
Admittedly, the woman committed a crime in defrauding gullible boys, but the perfesser's got to be drooling at the thought of having the power to ban somebody from the entire Internet for daring to disagree with his cherished liberal beliefs - did you know that Trig isn't really Sarah Palin's child? Do not disagree!
In other news of the weird and dysfunctional, former Porkland City Council member Randy Leonard formed a task force during the dark years when he was a Councilor, and charged it to take down businesses that he didn't like, using code violations as a pretext.
Now, less than a month after leaving orifice, it emerges that Randolph didn't apply the same standards to his own property; he has an unpermitted sauna in the house he's trying to peddle - and he's contacted former subordinates at one of the bureaus he used to manage, asking for help in getting this irritating little detail cleared up.
His reputation as a corrupt bully remains untarnished. Bully for him!
Mewanwhile, newly elected Porkland Mayor Charlie Hales is left to tackle the fiscal mess that former mayor Sammy Adams and his sidekick, the bully Leonard, left behind. Many of us didn't hold out much hope that Hales, who left in the middle of a term on Portland City Council to go peddle streetcars, and who engaged in some dodgy behavior (living in Washington for tax purposes yet voting in Oregon) would prove any significant improvement over the Adams/Leonard twins, but it's a pleasant surprise to see Mr. Hales actually taking on the nasty budgetary issues rather than running about and "finding" pots of money to blow on pet projects; an approach that defined the Twins' attitude even as necessary infrastructure maintenance was systematically ignored.
With Hales' approach, the city may outgrow its well-earned "Porkland" moniker. It's about time that residents had an adult in charge - even if they did elect him by accident.