Cheers: to Outer Ring Road humour. How do you tell if itâs raining on the Outer Ring Road? Look for cars in the median. How do you tell if itâs snowing? Cars in the median. How can you tell if itâs sunny? You get the picture. Whatâs the different between the Outer Ring Road and the Daytona Speedway? At Daytona, the speeding cars usually stay on the track. OK, OK, weâre not giving up our day job.
Jeers: to August weather. Somewhere, thereâs that one person. The tipping point. The one for whom the sadistic weather gods bowed deeply and said, âas you wish.â That one tragically misguided St. Johnâs resident who, covered in July sweat and heat rash, had to go and bleat, âItâs too hotâ just loudly enough to be heard. The rest, as we know, has been near-unmitigated weather misery. In future, please remember the rules of Weather Club. You can feel that itâs too hot. You can think itâs too hot. But you can never, ever say itâs too hot.
Cheers: to John Ottenheimer. If heâs picked as the new leader of the Progressive Conservatives â and, in the process, becomes premier â heâs promised a whole provincial government department dedicated to seniors. Nothing like being sure to continue the extra care, feeding and spending the baby boomers have always expected. But on another note, whoâs he going to pick to be the minister of âGet off of my lawn!â? We nominate Felix (Whereâs Moldova?) Collins.
Jeers: to poor attendance. While weâre on the topic of the PC leadership, CBCâs David Cochrane says next weekâs âOn Pointâ will feature the three leadership candidates in a debate â heâs inviting viewers to send in questions. (Letâs hope he has better success than the Irish Loop Chamber of Commerce PC leadership debate â it was cancelled after only 12 tickets sold.) But by all means offer up some question ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hereâs one to prime the pump. To all three leadership candidates: âPlease explain how the Maritime Link HVDC scheme was represented in the additional transient stability study performed with this link in service. In the response, include the type of HVDC scheme represented (LCC or VSC), the operating mode of the scheme, i.e. import or export to/from Newfoundland, whether the Maritime Link supported the Newfoundland AC network through AC voltage control or reactive power control during the event and whether the Maritime Link changes operating mode (import/export and/or reactive power) during the event.â If the candidates canât explain, point out to them that the Public Utilities Board can. And then ask them why cabinet ministers are making decisions on energy generation and feel so comfortable dealing the PUB out of the equation.