(David Menzies guest hosts for Ezra Levant...)
Can you believe it? Numerous North American cities that were originally looking at hosting games in the 2026 World Cup are collectively telling FIFA to take their overpriced soccer ball and corner-kick it into that little crevice where the sun don’t shine…
Usually, when a big-ticket bread-and-circus racket like the Olympic Games or the World Cup of Soccer opens up the bidding process, cities and countries start spending money at a rate that would make a drunken sailor blush.
First, Vancouver snubbed FIFA. Then came Chicago, Minneapolis, and Glendale, Arizona. Because, among other things, FIFA wants a tax exemption from host governments; for said governments to assume 100 per cent of the cost; and for World Cup workers to be exempt from local labor laws.
Some cities and provincial governments have rightfully concluded that squandering millions (or even billions) of taxpayer dollars for a party that lasts for only a few weeks is the very definition of a fool’s errand.
And how bloody refreshing is that?
NEXT: Rabbi Mendel Kaplan comes on to discuss the disturbing vandalism of his Toronto synagogue, and wonders why the Prime Minister seems to "only shed tears" when "one group" is targeted by hate crimes.
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