This will be a trip down memory lane for anyone who remembers the early days of television in the Fab 50’s. Westerns were very popular on the old black & white small screen back then. Cowboy heroes like Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, Red Ryder, Kit Carson, the Cisco Kid, Have Gun Will Travel’s Paladin, the Rifleman, Bat Masterson, Zorro, Gunsmoke’s Marshal Dillon.
If you think courts are jammed and cases are backlogged you’re right, and sometimes its due to serious criminal cases having to wait in line as something we might consider frivolous is judged. An Ontario court is busy hearing the case of a woman who was charged with giving cool water to pigs on their way to the slaughterhouse on a hot day. It was June of last year when these pigs were in the back of a tractor trailer on the way to become ham and bacon when, as the truck was stopped, an animal rights activist fed water to the pigs through the holes in the side of the truck.
I was grazing through some old Coffeetalks and had a chuckle at this one I wrote as I was thinking of my flight in a Harvard I was lucky enough to take during the Canada Remembers Airshow. My dad ended his working years an air traffic controller and had been a pilot in his younger days. He had some neat phrases and quotes attributed to aviators. There is a similarity between a pilot and an air traffic controller. If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies. If an air traffic controller screws up, the pilot dies. Flying at night is the same as flying during the day except you can’t see. Here’s one: ‘It’s better to be down here wishing you were up there than up there wishing you were down here”.
This is another warning about those lousy telephone scammers. Last month I talked about a new way the bums are trying to relieve us of our hard-earned cash. Someone will call saying they are from the Canada Revenue Agency demanding payment for back taxes using i-tunes gift cards. When you say no you then receive a call from what appears to be the Saskatoon Police based on what shows on your call display.
I read an article that mentioned how the winner of this year’s U.S. presidential election will be the final American who came of age in the 60’s to occupy the White House. How has it come to pass that, of all the babies born in the USA between the end of the Second World War and the heyday of the Howdy Doody Show, the two finalists to pull down the final curtain on the protest generation of the 60’s are Clinton and Trump?