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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Art of Distraction

(updated on the bottom of post)


Gordon Campbell and his paid stooges keep on trying to turn the tide, it`s not working and won`t, the "present" Government and the media have no idea what they are up against, not only have the electorate from all political stripes tuned their disractive propaganda out but, B.C. has the highest percentage of people who are wired, on line, a staggering 76% of BCers are on line, that means for the most part they are reading the real media, web sites, blogs, no longer are Canwest and the MSM able to dominate the message.

Vaughn Palmer has a pathetic distracting column today, Vaughn has got his latest marching orders and new knee pads, lets do a little brief history, Gordon Campbell and his spineless jellyfish party stabbed us in the back immediately after the election with BCs largest deficit and the HST, Campbell had 10 months to convince us that the HST is good before Bill Vander Zalm`s anti-HST petition even started, 10 months, and despite the chamber`s of commerce, despite all the corporate hacks, despite the Fraser institute, regardless of all the corporate shills and media propaganda the public said no the to tax transfer.......

Zalm`s(CherlyB) petition didn`t start til May 2010, even after the Olympic fever people still weren`t buying what red mitten man was selling, Palmer/Good/Baldrey/greasy Les Leyne, cknw/Canwest Global, all of them scoffed at the petition succeeding, it couldn`t be done, impossible, but once the writing was on the wall the Campbell abuse began, desparage Vander Zalm, the man who brought the dreaded property tax, the so-called disgraced premier from the past, that folks was the new stooge spin last spring, the attempt to distract failed, no one bought the property transfer tax argument because 5 terms of Government could have removed the tax with a stroke of a pen, no big deal, no asking Ottawa, the argument failed, the big business Geoff Plant law suit failed, Campbell couldn`t send out his 11th hour HST propaganda flyers, even the Crimean war veteran Sam the hst man who called in everyday to cknw to tell us how great the tax is and how economically challenged us voters were wasn`t working.......

The message ran into a brick wall, the distractions kept coming, the new attack was, the NDP will bring in other higher taxes so you better keep the hst, then there was the .....The HST will fund health, education, and tons of new services, yet the public knows what revenue neutral to Government means, quickly the people learned that the HST brings less money to the treasury than the PST did, each and every gambit thunk up by Campbell`s PAB gang failed, the next distraction is the dreaded pay back of $1.6 billion that isn`t even being booked in full for years, the public closed its ears, and of course we know that ICBC just happens to have an extra $3 billion dollars laying around that they don`t need for claims, they need but $1.5 billion for claims so there is plenty of money to pay the feds back, another wasted distraction....

So desperate are the hacks in Government, no matter what they do the people have made up their minds, even the 50 to 1 pro-hst guests on the not so giant cknw are falling on deaf ears, but last week the stooges launched a brand new tactic, it started on last week`s cutting ledge show, the gordon Campbell pimps decided to turn the conversation into.....

The bad old political opportunists, the Friday stooges threw mud at everyone, mud at carole James, Delaney, the Zalm, Tieleman, the BC Conservatives, the NDP, the new distraction was trying to plant seeds in people`s minds that the HST petition was not about the tax but about Zalm re-launching his political career, Zalm for premier, Delaney for premier, overthrow the Government, the whole petition was a ruse to confuse the people and take over the Government.........What a joke friends, and the game of distraction continued in full force with Specter and the traitorous Monte Paulsen and Bill good on the Monday morning quarterback show, only it was 2 barrell attack today, it was the disgraced premier Vander Zalm show and no one cares about the HST it was all a ruse to re-launch political careers through trickery and guile show on cknw....

And the latest attempt of distraction continues with the same tired theme in Vaughn the pawn Palmer`s column today, Zalm wants to be premier, Delaney wants to be a MLA, Tieleman wants to overthrow the Government, Charlie Wyse is desperate to get his seat back, Nazi`s want power, separatists want power, the whole Province full of political opportunists and the HST petition was nothing but an elaborate scheme to take power from the grueling Liberal party....

That`s the theme of the Palmer column today, the same script from last friday, the identical playbook of the Monday stooges, that and we should all be content to wait a year and believe that Campbell will keep his word on the referendum(And Campbell never lies), 50% plus 1 and the HST is gone, although Palmer doesn`t bother to mention, either did Pausen,Specter or Good that Gordon Campbell refuses to enshrine in law that the referendum will be binding with a simple majority!

Time for the Straight Goods....Listen up stooges, I know your reading this, if the anti-hst petition fell flat on its face the battle would have ended, but we tapped into BCs own tea party movement, Zalm doesn`t want to be premier, he`s an old man(sharp as a tack but old) ....If Campbell respected the WILL of the PEOPLE and removed the HST the battle would be over, if Campbell through the Legislature enshrined in law that the HST referendum was binding and moved up the vote to even 6 months from now the battle would be over, but none of those options were taken by Campbell....

There would be no Recalls if Campbell listened to the people who pay his cheque and Golden pension, so for you paid stooges, Baldrey/Palmer/Good/Leyne/Cluck Cluck/Pausen/Specter/MacDonald/Vancouver Sun/CTV......To try and make the case that this whole petition was an elaborate ruse to overthrow the Government, well, whatever your smoking where can I get some?
As for political opportunists, I remember the Kevin Falcon "Total Recall" campaign, not a game show but an Arnold B movie comparison, ya think Falcon wouldn`t have run for office like a "political opportunist" if he had succeeded in "total recall" ?......

Let me be perfectly clear, the recalls will be successful, so if I was Charlie Wyse or Chris Delaney or any other political opportunist I would be licking my chops for the chance for a cushy gig in Victoria, think of the perks, the free housing, ask Ida chomp chomp Chong about the lunch arrangement, the holidays, no fall sessions, who wouldn`t want that job, and if the shoe was on the other foot the BC Liberals would do the exact same thing, only you stooges would be cheering....

But be that as it may, this opportunity was caused by a corrupt lying Gordon Campbell and he has had a 100 chances to reverse course, your latest gambit, the on message spin,

"The art of Distraction"

Remember about art stooges, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

The people of British Columbia have seen your baubles and beads and we ain`t buying it!


(updated here)....If anyone has any doubts about the latest Canwest Vancouver Sun tactic of distraction, the Vancouver Sun has run another edirtorial/opinion piece in today`s paper, the article is an attacking story aimed at Bill Vander Zalm, and guess what folks, Vaughn Palmer wrote the article in 1991.....!!!!!! These guys are so desperate, so lame, how about the Vancouver Sun re-posting Campbell`s drunk driving announcement from 2001/.....And also for those with Eyes Wide Open.....Norman Specter yesterday on the cknw Monday morning quarterback show....Norman Specter said on air and i quote...." I would like to see the Vancouver Sun write background stories on Bill Vander Zalm`s disgrace"...And lo n behold the next day the Vancouver Sun obliges with a 20 year old column from Vaughn the pawn Palmer

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

34 comments:

Evil Eye said...

I find it strange that Bill (not so) Good goes apoplectic when someone mentions Gordo's Hawaiian DUI, but for ever mentions the 'FastFerries'. Strange he seldom mentions the massive convention centre overruns or the massive $1 billion+ overrun on the Canada Line!

Bill (not so) Good and (Crusty the Clown) Clark have turned CKNW into a giant Liberal infomercial.

Note to CORUS: I don't listen to NW anymore and advise all I can not to listen as well. I also boycott advertisers as well!

We, by default, live in an age where the blog has become the fifth estate and the printed and electronic media have become tools of the ruling elites. To fight back, boycott the tools of the ruling elites!

Anonymous said...

Grant, Vaughn Palmer's column today is only the beginning of a LIEberal smear effort to sabotage the people's recall campaigns. How do we counteract the PABsters from now on to prevent this????

Hugh said...

Wouldn't it be better to have a general BC election in 2010, rather than go through a lot of recalls? I know there is a fixed election date, but it can be unfixed.

dan said...

Hugh,

If 6 Liberal MLA’s are recalled we will have an election as the present government will fall. That is the margin I believe.

Anonymous said...

I would like to link this to my Facebook page

Grant G said...

Anyone is free to link my articles to their Facebook page or wherever....

Leah said...

Ditto Grant, I'd like to link this to my FB page...and StumbleUpon as well. I think it would open a whole new can of worms for the Libs by allowing the rest of the world to see them as they really are - not as they appeared to be during the 'lympics.

Is there a way for you to do that? It also helps us to help you get the word out to a larger audience...something this province needs desperately. Imagine! People will actually be able to find out the TRUTH!

Elwood said...

Grant, remember your August 25 post about the BC First Party?

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2010/08/bill-teilemans-sal-vetros-chris.html

"This Powell River Persuader will be "B.C. First Party`s" most staunch supporter and will promote and put your platform out there for all to see."

Today, Chris Delaney says he has accepted the position of party spokesperson for the new BC First Party.

Since you said that you are the BC First Party's most staunch supporter, what's your take on Delaney switch today?

Grant G said...

You know what my opinion is on the BC Conservative party...

For a reminder, read this article...For a direct link, go to my August/2010 archives and click away on this story

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2010/08/real-backstabbing-bc-conservative-party.html

Grant G said...

By the way folks...The more parties the better, BC First party...BC Conservative party, BC Fiberals party, Green Party, independents, whacko parties and all that bodes well for the NDP.

I will give the BC First party a platform here, all Chris Delaney and Sal Vetro have to do is send me their party platform...

I will give them my ear, if they have extreme views I will call it as I see it.

We pull no punches here at the Straight Goods.

Think outside of the box friends, B.C. Politics, you gotta love it, toobad so many BCers get hurt by rightwing ideology.

Cheers

Evil Eye said...

Norman Spectre, I believe, was part of Ontario William Davis's "Blue Machine", that Bill Bennett envied so much, that he bought an unsellable SkyTrain system from the provincially owned UTDC, to acquire the then famous "Blue Machine."

Anonymous said...

Grant, you should post something over at the Tyee. I dunno why, but Tieleman seems to be slagging Carole.

Grant G said...

No...I`m banned, Bill Tieleman is right...

Bill isn`t slagging Carole, he`s giving wise advice, big business won`t back the NDP no matter what...Gordon Campbell gave big corporate Americans the keys and deeds to our province.

So unless Carloe James signed a contract with big business that guaranteed free reign and wealth transfer from the taxpayers...

Stick to your base, PEOPLE..seniors, children, wages, human rights....

That my friends is the key to NDP success, and if Carole James doesn`t figure that out soon she will be voted off the island at the next NDP convention..

It`s not about personalities or skill, it`s just the way it is in B.C.

Anonymous said...

This morning on CFAX, Norman Spector was keeping up the propaganda campaign. What he never mentions is the fact that this referendum is a year away! Not good enough. We all recognize this as a stalling tactic, all of us except mouthpieces on the radio. It seemed that the planted calls were given first chance to try and placate the masses. One being that Murray Coell being such a standup guy. Why would you recall him? Well, to try and take back democracy in BC! That's why. Another caller, some old man, claimed he had a friend who told him that he personally had a email from the Zalm, and in that email the Zalm said that he was starting another political party. When he was asked to send a copy of this email, well,the old man didn't have a computer (how convenient), but was going to get a laptop. When further prompted to get this 'email' from his friend, he said that he wasn't supposed to tell anyone this information. What a way to not tell anyone, on the radio with thousands listening.

CFAX, why do you allow this tripe on the air?

Grant G said...

CFAX is a BC Liberal radio station..Ever listen to Sean Holman`s Sunday show?

Sean has a regular panel of rabblers(babblers)..

And lo n behold the panel is made up of 4 BC Liberals hacks, that includes Sean Holman..

Holman might be honest on his blog...But his radio show is all BC Liberal all the time(refering to the babbling panel)

Cheers

kootcoot said...

"dan said...
Hugh,

If 6 Liberal MLA’s are recalled we will have an election as the present government will fall. That is the margin I believe.
"

Each recall effort that succeeds in getting enough signatures creates a VACANCY in the Legislature that MUST be dealt with in similar fashion to if the sitting member died - with a bye-election! Recall is a much more civilized solution to a lack of accountability by elected representatives than vacancies created by incumbent fatalities.

Any combination of bye-election defeats for the BC liaRs and caucus losses ala Blair (the next HarpoCon MR from Peace River) Leckstrom that equals a six seat loss by the Dicktater's caucus means Gordo ain't premier anymore - it would be up to the anti-BC party (the BC liaR caucus) whether or not he remained leader of the opposition or just another fence-post with hair backbencher.

BTW, Carole James has received the kiss of death from AGT - he loves her to death and considers her completely innocent in the wasted opportunities to defeat the evil Campbell Crime Family in 2005 or 2009. According to the man who invented vitriol, Carole has proven her leadership capability by remaining leader of the bunch of neutered gerbils that make up the NDP (dis)loyal opposition.

Keep in mind that AGT would actually love Gordon Campbell except for the fact that even in his warped view of reality it is obvious that Gordo has destroyed the Reform/Socrud/Canadian Taliban/CRAP/Facist coalition posing as BC Liberals. If AGT thought one of the wing nut parties to the right of even the Campbell Crime Family had a prayer of electing members or forming government - that's who he would be supporting.

Until then he will profess his love of Carole James, trojan horse to anyone to the left of Ghengis Khan or Barry Goldwater, and pray for Carole "I love big banks" Taylor or Diane Watts wrong with Surrey to rescue the hopes of Howe Street and offshore corporate interests everywhere.

And to those wondering what's going on with the obvious (but almost ignored by the MSM) tampering with Elections BC - remember Gordo recently promised to "do whatever it takes to ensure the NDP NEVER form government in BC." We are just seeing the tip of the iceberg in terms of the lengths legal or otherwise that the white haired, prevaricating adulterer will go to uphold that one promise. No other "promises" are relevant to the habitual liaR, of course - be they wedding vows or campaign promises! Campbell won't even be honest about what he is doing at the moment, much less what he would do in the future!

kootcoot said...
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Grant G said...

Deleted your double post Kootcoot...Cheers, good comment.

cheers

Anonymous said...

The bias of radio stations, newspapers, and TV media, is pathetically obvious. However, they have shot themselves in the foot. After Campbell is gone, does the media actually believe, they will ever trusted again? You couldn't pay me to buy a newspaper, out of Vancouver. Good honest journalism, is far in the past. The corruption in BC, under Campbell and Hansen, is disgusting. Their lying and cheating to win, is revolting, to decent BC people. Bill Good, has to be bought and paid for, to spout his drivel, and, his phony, callers in, are far too obvious to miss.

Anonymous said...

@kootcoot

what is the AGT?

(novice)

Grant G said...

That would be Alex G Tsakumis.....Go there at your own peril...

He`s a belligerant @#%$#....

Anonymous said...

"You couldn't pay me to buy a newspaper, out of Vancouver."


This is key - we need a media revolution. Our msm is lost. Simply do not buy it is a good start. Vocally assert that you will not buy goods advertised during canwest/global news casts. Out with the old in with the new!

Anonymous said...

Ah yes been there, tried to give it a fair shake but that guy is gross and clearly paid to slander Greggy-bear.

Anonymous said...

Ask kevin "fire island" falcon about his selling of land right beside the Delta Bog. He purchased land ( a numbered company) for pennies ,and then goverment bought it from him (and his associates) for millions of dollars. When asked about it kevvie said, "no comment". Where the hell is the MSM? Just like his hero "gordo the impaler"... lies and more

Kam Leelies. RECALL IN THE FALL!

Anonymous said...

Grant, you are right as always. And more on the MSM distraction about Vander Zalm today - talk about desparation:

"Vander Zalm announced that he would whiplash drug pushers, cut off welfare deadbeats, crack down on wife deserters, as well as expel hippies from the province by forcing them to take one-way bus tickets to Edmonton."

From this link:

Anonymous said...

Could this be a calling in of markers from the lackeys to start the demonization of the anti-HST/recall types?

Seems to me there is a full court press in progress with the print/radio/television to stifle anyone who disagrees with the superior higher purpose elitists.

Hang on though. It'll get worse.

These are only only the opening shots across the bow. Wait until the ranging shots are completed and then the broadsides will be unleashed.

The rewards contain bountiful advertising dollars for the MSN who have probably learned better than to soil their own sheets.

Grant G said...

Beware fellow bloggers...There are BC Liberal plants coming after us, their tricky, talk to no one, do not reveal your sources,trust no one you don`t know, they Got Gary E..

They came after me, I ain`t biting...

But this is really good, they are freaking out throwing mud everywhere hoping something sticks.

remember folks, if it doesn`t make sense it isn`t true...

I listened to John Macolm between 3:00PM and 4:00 PM....

He had Zalm on at 3:15ish....Gary E was being blasted on CKNW by Terry Lake and 2:55PM..

Gary E was blasted on the radio news...

But when John Macolm took phone calls at 3:40ish...Every caller knew it was BC Liberal dirty tricks...

The people have tuned them out...

It`s like telling average American folks that Wall street is their friend...They ain`t buying it and this gambit will backfire!

Cheers

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Bill Good, Baldry, Palmer, Clark, The Campbell Bros, Falcon, Borman Speculator, Levy, Fraser Institute etc. They are all quislings and gasbags of the corporate state. Sold their souls for sheckels and the chance to be propaganda meat puppets.

Anonymous said...

Grant, are these LIEberal thugs coming after you? If so, let's destroy them!

Anonymous said...

Grant,
Listen to cluck cluck and baldry at about 2:45 PM on the NW vault; they were doing it too. Hence the reason VDZ went after Baldry.

And that first caller after VDZ? That was priceless.

Grant G said...

Yes I heard Baldrey, Baldrey sounded angry like he was personally affected...

I guees Keith Baldrey is worried about his wife`s job in Government....

Baldrey was trowing mud every which way...Cluck Cluck lobbed soft after soft ball...

How is it a so-called legislative reporter was so hostile, isn`t his job to report, not vent...

All is good, BC Liberals are in full blown panic mode......

Let me put it another way...

The BC Liberals are pushing on a string.

Cheers

Crankypants said...

First of all, I have to disagree with those that state they refuse to read papers like The Vancouver Sun or The Province and not listen to CKNW because of their bias towards Gordo & Co. The only way to counteract what is being said and written is to know what has been said and written. As Frosty Forst used to say about the newspapers, don't buy one, borrow one. You can listen to NW for free, just don't support their advertisers. Although Grant and others try to put into print what we hear and see, we can miss certain things. Knowledge is power, and the more eyes and ears we have paying attention, the better we will be armed to expose the crap we are being fed.

Today, Bill Good had an interview with Carole James between 8:30 and 9:00am. I am sure that I heard Bill Good throw in a couple of derogatory remarks as Carole was speaking. I heard his voice, but couldn't make out what it was that he muttered. At the very least, it was disrespectful. Also, if you weren't listening to CKNW, you would not know that they have been running mini segments featuring BC Liberal MLAs that appear on Bill Vander Zalm's Survivor list. If you haven't been listening, you would not know that lately, Bill Good has been aiding his BC Liberal interviewees by providing certain prompts to his own questions.

I am still trying to keep the Linda Johnson firing by Craig James in the limelight as much as possible in the hopes of embarassing the MSM to actually cover the story. Today's online edition of the Vancouver Sun has an article on the character assassination of some of the recall leaders, and posted a comment highlighting the Linda Johnson story in hopes of gaining a greater audience because I feel that Campbell through his lackey, Craig James, has taken control of Elections BC which can't be good for the referendum nor the pending recall campaigns. Remember, Craig James could try and stall recall applications in much the same fashion he used for delaying passing the vetted FightHST initiative to the standing committee. Elections BC must also supply a voters list to a recall campaign which could be delayed or even worse doctored. Gordon Campbell will stoop to any lengths to get what he wants, and as far as I can see, anything is possible.

Am I paranoid? No. Do I believe that Gordon Campbell and his sycophants will play by the rules. Not a chance. They will use every trick in the book, legal or otherwise, to win.

We must be extremely vigilant if we are to prevail.

Cam

Anonymous said...

I agree with Cam, I borrow papers when I'm having a coffee or whatever, but I will not purchase. Cancelled subscription a long time ago.

On another note, my spouse and I were watching the news tonight (glowbull) and they had this big thing about how great the owelympics were. Sheesh, what a job they did for the lieberals. My spouse who hates the news and doesn't pay much attention to politics, or at least isn't very interested so to speak in them, even the story of the owelympics raised the ire and saw it as a pure and simple pump up the lieberals propogranda advertisement on glowbull.

Well, ask most anyone outside the lower mainland about the owelympics and they'll blow up at you.

Yes, the great media in this province will be busy working for campbull and his corporate gangs.

Oh, and Wally Ohhhpal for the Picton inquiry! What a joke. Sheesh. Guess that was a good pay off to him for giving up his riding to Heed (what's going on with his case?) Turns out his loss was a good thing for him in Ladner after all. And I'd like to know what we're paying him for this? Anyone doing an FOI on the matter? I see the First Nations are speaking on the matter also about not even a tiny bit of discussion with them about the process. But then, why would the government speak to anyone? It's my way or the highway is their philosophy, and I don't know nothing, seen nothing, or don't recall.

Yes, the lieberals and their gang are going to be laying it out and on heavy in the months ahead with media playing their tune.

Shame on them all for being stooges for the most corrupt bunch in this country.

All the bloggers out there, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

Anonymous said...

Well, perhaps a person should, borrow and read, the Province and the Sun. I refuse to buy them. I can hardly finish reading the headline, and the first two lines of the paragraph. Before I get bored with, the same old, same old, propaganda crap. Campbell's, fraudulent sale of the BC Rail trial, is such a farce, it's laughable. The corrupt sale, is held in, a corrupt court, and, presided over by a corrupt judge, who allows brain dead witnesses, in her court. However, we also know, anyone opposing Campbell or Hansen, gets a vendetta, and loses their jobs, as we have seen more than once. BC is the most corrupt province, in all of Canada. Campbell, Hansen and the phony, BC Liberals, are the worst politicians, also in the history of Canada. Come Federal Election time, BC people will not forget, Harper's part in the HST. Canada, has the worst crop of politicians, ever known. Campbell isn't even a Liberal, he works for Harper. Don't expect Campbell, to step down to save the. BC Liberal party. He doesn't give a dam, about the BC Liberal party's name.