I faxed off my application to Elections BC to Canvass for signatures on the HST initiative, I haven`t heard back from elections BC yet so I did a little digging, there is also a fax number to send my application to,a number provided by the Zalm, well, the number the Zalm has provided rings busy,busy and even busier, a good sign? So here I am getting a little anxious to start collecting signatures, so I call up Elections BC to ask about my application, after playing phone tag for a while,being put on hold for a bit, I ultimately found a real person too talk to,and a charming woman she was, I first layed on my charm, cracked a joke,made her giggle and had right where I wanted, in the palm of my hand..
So I play stupid, that is sometimes very easy for me, I tell the charming voice that I faxed my application and I haven`t heard back from Elections BC yet, I ask her if there is a problem, she responded with professional courtesy that the applications take about 2 days to process and someone will contact me, so friends, a woman,a charming voice, time to extract data, I have learned that with a few subtle hints, a little distraction I can obtain vast amounts of data...
So I tell the girl in a humble meek way, "I am so worried that there aren`t enough volunteers to stop the evil HST" ......To which she responds, "Oh,I don`t think you need to worry"....I queried a little more, I asked her "How many passionate people have registered, a few hundred?"....To which she chirped back...."No sir,there are thousands of canvassers, we are absolutely swamped, the phone is ringing off the hook, hundreds per day have been phoning to verify their canvassing status and hundreds more signing up everyday".......Oh I said, and I needed to dig a bit more, time for another set-up question...I fire another salvo...."I guess these recall campaigns are always pretty hectic, standard fare"........Well the charming lady on the other end said ...."actually no, no one here at elections BC has seen anything like this,ever! We are absolutely overwhelmed"........
And with that friends my work with her was done, I did ask what she thought of the imposition of the HST, she said she wasn`t allowed to respond, but I know her answer.
So indeed friends, a full house in enemy territory in Kitsilano, angry seniors, Christy Clark did a segment this afternoon on the HST, she started out her segment with some severe harsh attacks against the Zalm and predicted failure,...Christy Clark stated, "It`s too hard, 10% of registered voters in all 85 ridings, it can`t be done," she went onto say, ......"Vanderzalm should have changed the recall law and initiative laws when he was premier". oh really Christy Clark,now you are blaming Zalm? Gimmee a break, Then Christy Clark(The Libertarian) went onto say...."I am in favour of the HST, taxes are good,Government needs money to provide services".......Well first off,aren`t Libertarians supposed to be opposed to taxation? Secondly, Colin Hansen and Gordon Campbell have stated the Province will lose hundreds of millions each year with the HST,so what services will get paid for? More likely the HST will mean service cuts!
Anyway, Christy Clark opened up the phone lines, every caller blasted Christy,blasted Gordon Campbell, they called Gordon Campbell a liar, a con, a fiscal idiot, Christy tried to argue and downplay the anger, in fact Christy Clark also said in her lead-up to the segment, "I don`t think people care anymore,no one is still angry,people have already accepted the HST"...Well friends...The callers,angry callers,passionate callers,a caller who was at the Kitsilano rally,she described a standing room only crowd,a rockous crowd, I heard these callers,real people with real anger issues,and the callers on Christy Clark didn`t just want the HST removed but wanted Gordon Campbell gone NOW.....Christy was blown away, the very last caller to christy`s show was an old woman who I have heard before from west Vancouver, she said she loves the HST,people will get more money,things will cost less,and you will get a larger GST/Carbon tax/HST rebate cheque......
Yes friends,one demented old woman agreed with Christy Clark, but the old woman(perhaps Christy`s mom) spewed lies, everyone knows things are going to cost more, but I found it interesting that the only pro-HST caller was a whack job whose facts were all wrong, good work Christy, even your right wing whack job fans hate the HST....And by the way Christy, a Libertarian who likes big government and big taxes,well, I think you just outed yourself, a Libertarian who wants the trophy bear hunting expanded, was against the driving and cell phone talking ban, wants teachers beaten down into slaves, and wants big box stores to move into Tofino.....Well Christy, I think you are confused, I think less stinky drivel comes out of your butt than your mouth!
Where was I, oh yea, the HST initiative, there is well over 2 thousand canvassers signed up, with thousands more waiting on approval, 90 days to collect 10% of the vote....That is a piece of cake.....The raw number of signatures required are a little less than 300,000.....Think about that number for a moment. Think about 5000 canvassers, if each canvasser collected 100 signatures in 90 days, roughly 3 signatures per day, that my friends works out to 500,000 signatures, almost double the required amount, I personally have lined up over 100 signatures, all I `m doing is waiting for my paperwork, I will have those 100 plus signatures within a week.
Last night on Global news,the water carrier (thanks Ross K) Keith Baldrey was saying, oh,recall is so hard, here in Victoria there aren`t many at the rally, and Baldrey commented that there wasn`t many people in Kitsilano, well I guess Mr. Baldrey didn`t want to tell the viewers that Kitsilano was standing room only and in the premier`s riding,nice try Baldrey,Clark, Canwest,CTV...The HST initiative will succeed big time, I guarantee it! It`s only the paid stooges that say it can`t be done.
Meanwhile I have sharpened my pitchfork, we are about to make history, the voice and the will of the public will be heard, the HST will be eliminated, Gordon Campbell can ignore the initiative at his own peril, for if he ignores the HST initiative he and 8 others BC Liberals will feel the sharpened prongs of "recall in the fall"
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