06 April 2008

No, Anthony... you dumbass...

You could call this place Vatican City... and that won't change a single damn thing with what's wrong here...

"University Heights. That's the new name, all right? ... And we have a logo and everything and you'll be seeing that all over."

-- Ward 8 Councillor Anthony Perruzza, on his mission to rebrand Jane and Finch
I know, I know... I'm such a downer... but this brainstorm is on a par with Stephane Dion's idea to address "climate change"... by calling his dog "Y2kyoto."

See, the thing is... I'm thinking... if you don't actually do something about the horrendous percentage of single parent welfare families... the skyrocketing high-school drop-out rates... the all too prevalent "community" practice of impregnating as many teenage girls as soon you possibly can... not to mention, the alarming habit of settling any and all disputes at the point of a gun... it's not gonna matter if you call this cultural wasteland "Big Rock Candy Mountain."

You can put 'lipstick on a pig', my friend... but it ain't gonna change her personality.

How about actually addressing a few problems here?

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
The renaming of Jane-Finch to University Heights will have a profound effect, but not the intended one.

When parents start to realize that by attending York U. they are potentially letting their precious children move to a campus only a few blocks from the most dangerous neighbourhood in Canada.

Smart parents will be pulling their kids out of York in favour of safer campuses.
And...
Why not just call it "Utopia"? Any other name is just a half measure.
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RELATED: Speaking of IQ... Darwin was right

I don't get it... is not using a seatbelt considered some sort of weird "test of manhood"?
It veered to the right, tilting on two wheels, across four lanes of traffic and hit the guardrail separating the express and collectors lanes, throwing four of the young men from the car. None of the four were wearing their seatbelts, said OPP Const. Dave Woodford,

One of three who wore seatbelts had minor injuries, while the other two, including the driver, weren't injured.
Just buckle up.

It's the law... and it sure beats being turned into a rutabaga.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sure, slap some paint on the ol' barn, that ought to do the trick...sheeesh.

Neo Conservative said...

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well... to be fair... the gta has more than a few problems.

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RightGirl said...

I have a good name for it! How about: "Condemned"?

RG

Neo Conservative said...

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how about we have a contest to "rebrand" all the 'not so pretty' things in the world?

i was thinking we could start by renaming mike tyson... "percival nosegay."

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John West said...

See Jane and Finch
See Africa
Join those dots
See?

Rose said...

I couldn't read the entire article, I started to gag at all the socialist horse shit they were tossing around as fact.

The first step to success is stop giving welfare to healthy women, step two find out who the father of the kids is or are and make them pay child support. Without welfare they'd have to get off their spoiled pandered to ass and work for aliving ergo they'd give their children a role model. Have a three strokes and you are out of society for life policy.

Instead of pandering and appeasing the weak lame and lazy make them accountable for their actions, the gang life is so glamourous to young males throwing money at them to attend summer camp LOL is just stupid.

We need to denormalize the Welfare Lifestyle, we need to start condemning those that have been on it for generations. It was suppose to be a step out and a step back up it was never meant to be a career for those to lazy to get off their asses.

This issue makes me see red.

Anonymous said...

The renaming of Jane-finch to University Heights will have a profound effect, but not the intended one. When parents start to realize that by attending York U. they are potentially letting their precious children move to a campus only a few blocks from the most dangerous neighbourhood in Canada. Smart parents will be pulling their kids out of York in favour of safer campuses.

Anonymous said...

If this is the best that GTA/IGA or whatever Toronto wants to called can come up with to solving problems then that explains why they vote Liberal.
I always thought it was because they were superior to Leftover Saskatchewan - which got rid of a problem eyesore by ripping it down.

Anonymous said...

Why not just call it "Utopia"?
Any other name is just a half measure.

richfisher

Neo Conservative said...

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my brother and i actually lived in one of the san romanoway towers at jane & finch in the late 70s'.

one night the cops were called to a rowdy party at the rec center and the residents of the surrounding highrises... who weren't even at the party... showered arriving cops with bottles.

we should have actually figured it out when we first saw the security guard with the doberman.

we moved out shortly afterwards.

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marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

Diversity Heights,

Immigration Overlook,

White Flight freeway,


"Toronto the good" RIP via Trudeaupia

Anonymous said...

RELATED: Speaking of IQ...

The boys in the van are all from Thorncliffe Park....

...a multi cultural neighbourhood in central east Toronto....the neighbourhood is known for low income and high unemployment....
In 2001, immigrants constituted 66% of the population of the Community Planning Area, and recent immigrants constituted 30%....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorncliffe_Park