Politicians didn’t used to be shy about stacking meetings and elections. Today a politician must pretend to be a boy scout (or girl guide) – exposing oneself as incorrect is incorrect – nevertheless columnist Les Leyne describes (link to Leyne’s story) how the sainted NDP is stacking B.C.’s “proportional representation” referendum so the good guys win and black-hatted capitalists never again monopolize political power.
“Affordable housing” used to mean housing that didn’t stress out over half the population. Continue reading
The Lady That’s Known as Lou
The streets of Hell are paved with good intentions — God helps those who help themselves. Says Les Leyne in the Victoria Times Colonist: “One thing the campers at Victoria’s tent city have accomplished is a sharp increase in the
number of shelter beds made available for the homeless .. ” The Victoria Establishment do-gooded aplenty but gained nothing. The people themselves helped themselves and won places to sleep in.
Even the B.C. tory government’s Constable Action, Rich Coleman, has accomplished nothing. (Action’s dynamic career has included: Joining the RCMP as a constable and leaving as a constable; failing to make B.C. the Continue reading
Stalin, Mao, Roosevelt and W.A.C. Bennett loved giant hydro dams. Politicians and bureaucrats — not given to pesky details — can actually see a hydro dam — can’t see concepts like guaranteed annual income and income inequality. Though stilling surging water just doesn’t have sex appeal these days, B.C.’s petit-tory Premier Gordon Campbell loved the “Site C” Dam project along the Peace River Continue reading
May 10, 2016 – Today, In an Ontario Court, Jian Ghomeshii apologized. For what? The prosecutor said Ghomeshi hadn’t committed an offense!!! In fact, they’d both committed the offenses of “double think” and “cover your backside“. Continue reading