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Saturday, August 28, 2004

One Year Anniversary

Exactly one year ago today I started this blog. Its been an interesting year, if I do say so. Thus, in that spirit, I will now give a look back over the past year. Personal
  • My oldest son celebrated his 3rd birthday, my daughter her 2nd, and our youngest son was born last November.
  • We are expecting our 4th, G-d willing, in 2005.
  • We moved from a 3 bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom townhouse.
  • Chretien retires (finally!) Paul Martin gets to act Prime Minister
  • The Tories finally merge with the Alliance, they get Harper as their leader
  • Liberals are rocked with sponsorship scandal, Martin calls an election, and polls indicate that the Tories may win
  • Liberals win anyways
  • Provincial Liberals win in Ontario, proceed to raise taxes right away after promising not to (like anyone believed that)
  • Mel Lastman, mayor of Toronto, retires, David Miller gets elected. Who's better than Mel as a former Toronto mayor? Nooooo-body!
  • 2004 Olympics are held in Athens, proving once more that when it comes to the Olympics, we still stink
The Rest of The World
  • Iraq. Staying the course. What more can I say?
  • US Democratic party picks JFK as their candidate. Unfortunately for them, its not John F. Kennedy, but John Kerry. Smart enough not to go with Dean, not smart enough to go with someone "normal".
  • US presidential campaign heats up, Kerry picks a lawyer as a running mate, allegedly to offset his "lack of charisma". And we all know how everyone loves lawyers. Will Kerry get elected? Time will tell as to whether historians will compare him to Mondale or Dukakis.
  • In Israel, Sharon the Likudnik becomes Sharon the Laborite and aggresively pushes his plan for "disengagement" which is a code word for making the Gaza strip Jew free.
  • Sharon has his Likud party vote on it, they say no, he goes ahead and pushes for it anyways. Israeli politics. Heh!
  • Hamas finds itself "spiritually lacking", courtesy of a Hellfire missile
  • PA prime minister quits, new one gets appointed, then he quits half a year later. Then he un-quits. Or maybe it never happened. Does it matter?


  • Wow... your family is growing! I remember stumbling on the info about your youngest son, and now there's even more good news. Your eldest was born about nine days before mine in 2000, so he must be very tall now, and your little girl is adorable. Please forward my warm wishes and happy thoughts. :)

    By Blogger Writer Waiting, at 7:41 p.m.  

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