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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Proposition 23...The Death of Gordon Campbell`s Clean Energy Act

Some very interesting developments today, why Elections BC has done Gordon Campbell`s bidding in stalling the successful Anti-HST petition is a huge story, but an even bigger story is flying under the radar, today Campbell was in California making a speech and campaigning against proposed legislation .........(you can read his speech here)

Can you imagine folks, our head of state is in California lobbying a foreign Government, Campbell is meddling with Democratic legislation of another country while at the same time Campbell has stomped on Democracy in B.C. and is playing the stall game.

The big story friends is this, last year the California senate ruled that BC`s run of river projects aren`t green, they also ruled that any power generation over 30 megawatts could not be considered green energy, any power project that diverts watersheds is not green, as a result of the California senate`s ruling ......California will not pay any premium for this power, now that is a huge problem!!!!...You can read about that ruling here

Gordon Campbell would be fired as a CEO of any company in the world, Campbell has shown himself as incompetent as a business manger, for you see friends, Gordon Campbell has signed many long term power buying agreements, contracts of 25/30/35 years, contracts that guaranteed a huge price for the power, 5 times the current spot electric market price, Campbell has signed contracts before he managed to sell any of it, he has put the cart before the horse, who in their right mind would guarantee to buy power at an enormous rate without even one agreement in place to sell it? Are you NUTS?.......

We are already selling power at a huge 700% loss into the Columbia power grid, and it`s about to get worse.........

Several years ago when Arnold Schwarzenegger was popular, Arnie brought in a bill to California, it`s was Assembly bill 32.....What assembly bill 32 is ........It was similar to Campbell`s greenhouse gas reduction bill......A 20% cut in greenhouses gasses by 2020 and a 80% cut in greenhouse gasses by 2050......The language in both bills were similar, (you can read about assembly bill 32 here)but that was then and this is now.....Back then California had money, jobs, a building boom and now California, like all the other US states and the world is on their ass broke, foreclosures, abandoned homes, California has a 15% unemployment rate, the people are broke, housing prices collapsed, the State itself is broke, massive layoffs with teachers, health care workers, state employees are getting hammered, the private sector in California is also reeling........

So what does this have to do with Gordon Campbell?

Real simple folks, millions of Californians have signed a piece of legislation called Proposition 23....

What proposition 23 is.........It`s a bill that nullifies Arnold Schwarzenegger`s assembly bill 32.....

A bill that will kill Gordon Campbell`s clean energy act, a bill that means Campbell`s power export scheme will be disastrous, a bill that has defined Gordon Campbell as a financial loser, a bill that requires Campbell to be fired, power contracts to be torn up, because what proposition 23 does is this......

With prop 23 all greenhouse gas targets are put on hold.......With prop 23 California will not buy any expensive green power, with prop 23 no greenhouse gas targets are to be met, no high priced power will be purchased until.......Drum roll please...........

Until California gets it`s fiscal house in order and the unemployment level in California drops to under 5%.........

That my friends has put the last nail in Campbell`s power export scheme coffin.......My sources have told me that Gordon Campbell is in such a panic mode over proposition 23 that he has been swearing, cursing, fits of anger expressed towards California lawmakers out loud, this issue is blowing his mind asunder!........(read about prop 23 here)....Prop 23 is also being called the job creation bill, and the saving of California`s economy bill, PROPOSITION 23 NULLIFIES Arnie`s assembly bill 32, prop 23 has proven that Campbell is either incompetent, delusional or criminally insane, and why no photo-op, I`ll tell you why, Campbell didn`t want anyone to know what he was up to, ya think the MSM could have clued in and investigated, the first time ever a Premier from Canada has adressed the US legislature and the media are wandering around like 3 blind mice, all the warnings from Marvin Schaeffer/ Rafe Mair, John Calvert are coming true.......I suggest that Proposition 23 is the real reason Blair Leckstrom ran for the hills and quit on Gordon Campbell, Blair Leckstrom saw the writing on the wall, GORDON CAMPBELL couldn`t run a LEMONADE STAND

Gordon Campbell refused to have junior delegates attend and plead on behalf of the B.C. Government, but insisted that he go lobby the California lawmakers personally and make the speech himself, an almost unheard act by a sitting head of state (Gordon Campbell)......The head of state to personally lobby a foreign Government to not adopt local State policy, it was the act of a desperate man, a man who has thoroughly screwed the B.C. economy, Arnie is not running for Governor of California, Arnie is polling in the tank, he couldn`t win and has decided to leave politics for good, Arnie`s policies are being dismantled one by one, Gordon Campbell`s buddy is not going to be able to save him or B.C......

This friends is the big story that the media is failing to report, oh sure they have reported that he is in California to make a speech but no big media has reported why Campbell is there....Proposition 23 is the death of Campbell`s export powerhouse scheme, Proposition 23 is also a huge permanent nail in B.C.s economic future, because of the decision to sign lucrative long term power buying agreements with no one willing to pay the mega-rate will cost B.C. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS......

DO YOU HEAR THAT CANWEST/GLOBAL TV/CTV/CKNW.....YOU HAVE ALL MISSED THE BIGGEST STORY AGAIN, YOU ARE AMATEURS, YOU`RE IN BED WITH CAMPBELL AND YOU ARE ALL IN DERICTION OF DUTY BY NOT REPORTING ON GORDON CAMPBELL`S DISASTROUS ENERGY PLAN.

You are so blind, a personal begging from the habitual liar to the California lawmakers to not bankrupt B.C and buy our pre-paid high priced power......You big media can`t be bothered to report on the most important issue facing B.C.........The silence from the media on the looming economic disaster orchestrated by Gordon Campbell is "Deafening"

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Grant,
As a retired media person, when I first read in the g&M this morning on Gordon in California, the first question was...WHY ? What is Campbell doing in California addressing the State Legislature, after all, he is a nobody in the world of politics. After a little digging on the California State Legislature site, I soon discovered, he was there to save his butt and to help his friends with the Run of the River Projects. Like you, all day, I never saw anything in the media ( but was not totally surprised ). He has NO BUSINESS traveling to California. We have highly paid ( too much in many cases ) hydro officials or better yet, those smooth talking ex politicians & civil servants now lobbying the government who can take up the cause. Does he truly believe that these self serving, arrogant US politicians are going to listen ? BY the way, it would be interesting to learn how long he spent in the sunshine state, was he alone & did he fly business class AGAIN.

Guy in Victoria

Anonymous said...

Grant, where is the NDP caucus research team on this? If they did their job they can issue a press release to the media and the media will follow it up. They are like lapdogs. BTW, where's Waldo, um Carole? Paging Carole - paging ...

Anonymous said...

Grant you hit the nail on the head again,I just can't believe the crap these news people spew,we are being robbed by that son of a bitch and everyone is finally starting to wake up,like I've stated before no Govt should be able to make decisions that go well beyond their mandate and handcuff future generations by their greedy bone head moves,I would vote for any party pledging this,if what they want involves going past the mandate then there should be a referendum,if they say it would be expensive just look at what it's going to cost us,these people look after only themselves.Just imagine no more backroom deals or boys no more worries about unregistered lobbyists,those archaic practices would be a thing of the past so would party politics the answer is right in our faces and so simple to fix with this one solution why would anybody complain isn't this how democracy was supposed to work until it was hijacked by a whole array of unscrupulous son's of bitches!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Between gordo's booze, coke, womanizing, lying, stealing, and criminal behaviour, his girlfriends must be so proud. HE SHOULD BE IN JAIL. We, in BC have had enough.He must be charged, he must leave. RECALL IN THE FALL!

Anonymous said...

holy shit they had the courage to put this story in the (monkey) business section.This Vancouver stun ,what a piece simply outrageous this should be in the crime section.

Evil Eye said...

The mainstream media are in Gordo's pocket. It's called the Joesph Goebbels Gambit: "Tell a lie often enough and it becomes fact."

The Sun, Province, Good, Palmer, Baldry all subscribe to the Joesph Goebbels Gambit. The truth is lost in BC, except for the blogs.

jaydee said...

Grant, Thanks as usual for all your hard work, great stuff.

Did everyone get this message from Jim Matsuyama at CKNW?

Hi All

The poll of the day is:

"When Fight HST organizers get their campaign underway, will you be signing a petition to recall your MLA?

Poll results for 8/12/2010 930 PST

Yes: 36.5%

No: 63.5%

Go to http://www.cknw.com and let's try to change those numbers!

Thanks, Jim

in answer to:

From: Sal V (HST spokesperson/organizer) to jmatsuyama
Subject: Need a favor.

Jim,

Please inform everyone that there is a very important poll on www.cknw.com. It's already stacked with Liberal supporters.

(No kidding, who would have ever thought the great crew at 'NW would do that?!) my words. The corrupt media hard at work!

Sal

Grant G said...

Sal....Don`t worry about the CKNW poll....It`s rigged by the PAB deleting cookies ....

They had a poll months ago that had 86% of the people in favour of the HST....

It merely proves how biased and amateurish Corus radio is....

We have "Recall in the Fall" to look forward to..

Thanks to the law suit stall Recall is a done deal...

Man are the BC Liberals STUPID...

Lemmings...A herd of buffalo stampeding off a cliff!

Cheers

Crankypants said...

Campbell must be dumber than a stump. The Californian government couldn't give a tinker's damn about what happens in BC. Their job is to look after California's interests.

The green initiatives that got under way when the economy was supposedly percolating along will soon go the way of the dodo bird. The world economy is tanking once again and no matter what the economists say, you can't borrow your way out of a recession. All these stimulus packages succeeded in accomplishing is delay the inevitable. I honestly doubt whether there will be much stomach by the various American States to pursue green initiatives such as cap and trade or carbon taxes while their economies go down the toilet.

Consider this. Oil commodity prices have been very susceptible to either good or bad news from oil producing nations. And yet, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico a few months back had little impact on the commodity price of oil. It has been trading within a ver limited range going up a few bucks then back down. Maybe China and India have increased their demand for petroleum products, but I am of the opinion that the demands from other countries has decreased to such a point that it was all a wash in the grand scheme of things. To me this is just another sign that the economy, globally, is in big trouble.

In my opinion, there is no country or state that will be willing to pay premium prices for anything green while their economies are struggling.

Campbell's gamble on the IPPs will make the losses incurred by Glen Clark's fast ferries seem a bargain. The sad part is that it will be our descendants that will have to foot the bill.

Hugh said...

I read the Forrest Kerr IPP project will be for 60 years and cost BC Hydro $125/MWh.

Anonymous said...

Guy in Victoria has it right on. No one in California cares what type of shit we send down to give a speech. Campbell has big problems, the main one being that he is fast becoming the ultimate loser. He has screwed up so badly and in front of all his admirerers. All those big time cigar sucking, silk wearing suits all on the losing end of their schemes because they followed him.

There is no other option than to break these contracts, take back our rivers and increase taxes on the rich.

kootcoot said...

Good score Grant! I guess on one level Gordo the not so Great doesn't really care where he is, as long as it isn't BC. As to Arnie's political future (non existent - and to think a few short years ago the ReThugs were dreaming of a constitutional amendment, almost impossible, to remove the native born requirement for President to give Arnie a shot).

"Arnie is not running for Governor of California, Arnie is polling in the tank, he couldn`t win and has decided to leave politics for good, "

I don't think he's doing much "governating" even now, as he has a new movie out already - some kind of super hero spectacular with ALL the aging action heroes, Stallone, Arnie, Mickey Rourke, and a half dozen or more besides! Only in California would they elect third rate actors (Reagan, Arnie) as governor. But then the whole US fell under the spell of Saint Ronnie the....ahem.......forgetful!

I think we should thank Craig James for the boneheaded decision to go against the wishes of over 700,000 folks. It's about as good of a kick in the ass as Recall could get. I heard on the radio today that in one of the northern ridings the anti-HST petition garnered TWICE the signatures as the sitting (soon to be unemployed) liaR MLA got in the last election.

I also heard the proponent of the Fight-HST petition in George Abbott's riding in the Shuswap this morning. He was originally not on side with Recall. After Craig James move he will stand as the proponent and it's bye bye Bobble-Head Abbott.

The disgusting thing is that only the HST has managed to capture the public's interest and energies when so many so much worse things are going on under the Bad Ship Gordo - but hey whatever it takes to get rid of them. I really won't be happy until a bunch of them are either in jail or fugitives abroad!

Recall Carole and Leonard Krog while we're at it folks!

Anonymous said...

What is with the NDP? Do they have a blog that discusses these issues?

Anonymous said...

Recall Leonard Krog and who do we get in Nanaimo? Jeet Manhas? Not a chance !!! Carole James maybe.

Anonymous said...

Was listening ti nw, the ledgie boys, more like lil girls. They defended campbell, his trip, his actions, and his selling of power to California... They still havn't paid (350 million) from the last time we sold them power. The initiitve there is saying that they do not want to do business with us. They don not trust the drunk. They do them self a diservice, (The ledgie girls) by defending this madman. They also defended the actions of Election BC, showing contempt as gordo has done to the process, the system, and our democracy. Shame on you smith, baldy, and the other liar. They are on the take, their jobs depend on following the campbell and his PABsmears. What a waste of skin they are. Bill not so gGood, and crusty cluck are in the same swill as these assholes.


Kam Lee

Anonymous said...

Grant, it was good to hear Brian again on the Three Stooges Show. But why did Brian cal himself Tom?

Grant G said...

Brian is banned from phoning....

Oh Well....

Orders from Campbell...."Keep Brian off the air"

Bring on the Tom

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Harry Neufeld, had to make the decision, according to law. He had to deny Hansen's request, to send out, his HST propaganda. Because, Neufeld wouldn't lie for Campbell and Hansen, he was then told, he would not be reappointed, to his position. It's the same, with the Judicial system. The Judge presiding over, Campbell's corrupt sale of the BC Rail, has to keep Campbell uninvolved, or she will also lose her job. One good example is, Martyn Brown's brain dead testimony, no honest judge, would let that slide. Same as the RCMP, staying out of the trial, they could lose their contract, with BC. Newspapers, no bad press, about Campbell, or no more government ads. Same with, some TV media. Just, don't buy any newspapers, out of Vancouver, they are biased. Campbell, also tampered with the FOI papers, he had the papers, whited out to hide the Olympic debt. How many of Campbell's ministers have been under investigation now? And now of course, he had big business, file a court claim, literally against the BC people. BC is the most, putrid, corrupt province, in Canada. Campbell and his misfits, are the worst governing officials, in the history of Canada.

Anonymous said...

When Harry Neufeld, made his decision, bound by law to, disallow Hansen to mail out his, propaganda brochure regarding the HST. Because, he wouldn't lie, for Campbell and Harper, he got a vendetta. He was told he would not be reappointed to his position, with Elections BC. Campbell, Hansen and the ministers, play silly little juvenile games. It's no difference than, Hitler and his henchmen, than Campbell and his henchmen. I nearly fell on the floor laughing, when Campbell, called Fadden of Canadian Intelligence, unprofessional. I am very happy, Canadian Intelligence, is watching BC, they need to.

Anonymous said...

I sympathize with all the negative rehtoric by the above. But lets face the facts folks, that unless we remove Gorden Campbell from office nothing much will change. Recall is an option. However,it may be very difficult to achieve. Unfortunately, our only true option is at the ballot box and that of course is several years away. I feel so frustrated that nothing can be done to stop Campbell from totally bankrupting this province.

Anonymous said...

It seems that breaking the law is what Campbell supports. Do what ever it takes folks, 'cause our leader has shown us the way.

BTW, Campbell has already bankrupted the province, sold us out to foreigners. Given away the contents of the cookie jar. Tell your kids, they will be working for Da Man for their whole lives.

kootcoot said...

Anon above sez:

"Recall Leonard Krog and who do we get in Nanaimo? Jeet Manhas? Not a chance !!! Carole James maybe."

Perhaps you should familiarize yo'self with the Recall Legislation - YOU DON'T GET ANYBODY or anything. The only thing you get in a successful recall is an empty seat and NOT OPTIONAL bye-election.

Krog, if recalled, could even run in the bye-election and try to make his constituents believe he would actually be an effective "Justice Critic" or Attorney General. So far in an environment rife with low hanging fruit and rampant abuse of due process (suspect Special Prosecutors - and for MUCH more than the odd campaign donation, attempted jury tampering, obstruction of justice from the Premier's Office and failure to comply with discovery, Solicitor-General after Solicitor General more likely to be a criminal than crime fighter, lobbying abuses run wild - like Mr. Many Hats Kinsella and lobbyist in all but name Dobell, scandals at BCLC, ICBC, and so much more) Lenny Boy Krog has been almost silent (or complicit?).

Only in BC does it take third parties like the UN to point out the criminality of the Campbell Regime while Lenny the "Justice Critic" maintains silence of almost all issues - unless like on the anniversary date of the BC Rail Scam, when untold benefits automatically accrued to CN (in virtual secrecy vis-a-vis the Lamestream) Lenny shows up for a photo op, when it is too late to stand up for justice.

I'd be happy to see a complete house cleaning, remove 'em all, Liarbrals and NDP - leaving maybe Farnsworth, Dix, Herbert and Horgan - well, I've got nothing agains my own area reps, Mungall and Conroy - so leave those six, and in most other ridings, anyone else would be an improvement. Vicki Huntington can stay as well - I'm sure just those seven could provide better government than we now have - just like Jenny and Joy were a more effective opposition, in spite of Gordo's meaness in denying them resources in the flush of his lopsided victory through lying and cheating!

Leah said...

Here in "Lake" country, I hear what is becoming a mantra:

"As long as Carole James is NDP leader, I won't sign for recall."

SO frustrating!! Considering the Citizens Initiative had considerably more signatures (30%!) than voted for him in the first place! I collected signatures for that believing that we were going to make a difference - I'll be working on the recall too, but with considerably less faith when I hear what people are already saying (and have been for weeks.)

Carole, if you ever read blogs, PLEASE make the necessary changes BEFORE the recall process actually begins! This may be our ONE chance to change things BEFORE he has managed to destroy what little is left of BC.

How in heaven's name do we manage to win when we have Campbell on one side, and someone with no hope of success on the other? Even I, a 40 year NDP supporter have walked away from the party! What the hell will it take to get through to her??!

Anonymous said...

Who do I vote for, when I don't see a solid party leader? I'll tell you who, no one!

This whole political mess leaves me in a quandary.

Why can't the opposition do something to turn the tide, maybe they are waiting for the next full moon.

Anonymous said...

I would like to ask people to read, Rafe Mair. At the Common Sense Canadian site. This province, is being battered on all sides.

Why is it? We BC citizens, are in a constant battle with, Campbell and Hansen, having to fight for enough money to live on? Everything has been taken away, from the BC people, we have no rights, what-so-ever. I feel like, we are living in a Communist regime. I'm beginning to wonder why, Fadden from Canadian Intelligence, is keeping, such a close watch on BC. Is that the influence he was talking about? To me, BC province is separate, and, totally different, from all of the other Canadian provinces. Campbell is a, typical dictator, that lies, deceives, and cheats to win. They steal everything they can lay their hands on, to fill their own pockets. Broken promises, mean nothing to Campbell and Hansen, nor, do children living in poverty. Stealing, citizens natural resources and assets, and selling them. Campbell and Hansen's dirty tactics, are revolting to decent people. Campbell, certainly is a dictator, forcing himself on citizens, who despise him and everything he stands for

Anonymous said...

I think Carole is playing nice all the time to try and get support from the business community.

When will she realize that no matter what she does or how much she is willing to hand over, they will not take her in and trust her. Never. Never. Never. She should just govern the NDP for the people. Period.

Anonymous said...

Campbell's party isn't a true Liberal party. I was told it was a bastard, Liberal party,
from out of nothing. There are no roots. That it was just a ploy, so Campbell could work for Harper They really do have a close relationship. I would not be in favor of any of Campbell's ministers taking over. This BC Liberal Party, should be abolished. This entire country, needs a purge, to get rid of all of the corrupt governing officials. Tax payers, should not have, millions of their tax dollars being given to, large corporations. They have the big bucks, to pay the government, to favor them. It is corruption, that is killing this country. BC is totally corrupt, and I am afraid, this province is going to crash. Campbell is stealing every dime, from the BC people. He is selling us out to China. BC's forest fires, are being left to burn, out of control. Campbell, has not put aside enough money to fight the fires. Which tells me, BC is bankrupt, he is burning up, China's raw logs, they get from our province. A little bird told me, Carole, is letting Campbell cut his own throat, why interfere, when he is doing such a good job at it. Whoever, takes over, will have one hell of a mess, cleaning up after Campbell.

Anonymous said...

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/22082010/71/central-hydro-prices-rocket.html

Campbell/McGuinty and dirty tricks

Hugh said...

I thought this was interesting:

http://alexgtsakumis.com/2010/08/19/gordon-campbell-must-explain-his-conflict-lobbying-california-on-behalf-of-his-friends-who-are-raping-our-rivers/

Grant G said...

Interesting?????

AGT wrote a pathetic piece, he copied from me but gave ZERO INFORMATION...

AGT is a "hack" ....A hater, a little frog..

That story of his isn`t worth spending the time to read..

No wonder no one pays him anymore.

Sorry Hugh, what information did AGT give in that story???

You mean why didn`t the media ask Campbell question X

Sheesh

AGT is about as original as a slice of wonder bread.

Check the date, AGT is 5 days late and added nothing to the debate...

He gets a big fat FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Cheers