I received an email from my Florida pal, George Coloney describing more exciting real estate opportunities and I'm keen to write about that.
However, I accidentally came upon the Babs Amiel (I call her Babs, she calls me "who the hell is this?") in the most recent McLeans Magazine. Since Dr Foth stopped contributing to their back page, I haven't liked McLeans all that much. However, I couldn't resist this article.
I figure God created Conrad and Barbara and made them Canadians for our collective enjoyment. I have yet to meet them but I am optimistic we'll sit down over a beer some day and talk about what it's like to be them. To me, they're cartoon characters. They can't be real.
Her essay was about many things but one item was so over the top, I had a grin on my face every time I thought about it yesterday.
Apparently, we should all be appalled by the injustice of Conrad's conviction because "if the rich and well-connected cannot get justice, what chance for anyone else?"
Let me see if I can help Babs out and paraphrase. I think what she's saying is, if a well heeled, high faluten, awash in cash media mogul, who's only goal in life was to make lots of money for his shareholders can't buy his freedom, what chance is there for us sad sack peasants when faced with simple crimes like Break and Enter, drunk driving, shop lifting and the like?
She has a point and I thank her for bringing this to our attention.