What Sunshine Does
Sounds like he had a good time dodging those bulldozers that were ripping up Paradise.
I wonder how can I get in on some of those sweet-heart real estate transactions. $US 600,000 profit with only a $30,000 investment...better than a week-end in Vegas or writing BLOGS!
I do have a question. Did he change his position on Ojibway nature preserve? I was not sure. It seemed like his change from supporting refurbishing the Barn one week and then changing a few weeks later and supporting building a new arena.
I do not know.
I am not going to try and rationalize the columns or try to understand the subtle nuances. I am just going to post them and let you, dear reader, figure it out for yourself.
- "Paradise paved here
Gord Henderson, March 09, 2006
Oranges and alligators? Forget about 'em. A more realistic symbol of the new Florida is the bulldozer that's levelling forests and carving up grazing land in a mad dash to transform this former paradise into one enormous parking lot boasting gazillions of gated McMansions.
You have to see the construction to believe it. Everywhere one turns, even miles inland, roads are being expanded and building sites cleared to accommodate glitzy outlet malls and a seemingly endless demand for fortress communities featuring lavish homes, immaculate landscaping and palm-lined championship golf courses...
Sadly, it's that very popularity, and the greedy, uncontrolled rush of development to satisfy it, that will be this region's undoing."
- "Twisted priorities
Gord Henderson February 23, 2006
It speaks volumes about our society's twisted priorities that maintaining a strip of tall grass prairie in a pristine state takes precedence over protecting the quality of life of generations of Windsor residents.
South Windsorites who've been coming out in droves to public meetings over the past week are learning, to their horror and disgust, that they've being sacrificed on the twin altars of environmental correctness and fiscal expediency.
Defenders of the Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve and adjacent green areas have saved the grass, every last precious blade of it, from the encroachment of 18-wheelers proposed last year by traffic guru Sam Schwartz, but the victory comes at the expense of neighbourhoods bordering Huron Church Road."