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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tales from the Darkside

Justice delayed is justice denied, perhaps that will be the grounds for finally calling a halt to the "Mock BC Rail corrpution trial".....

The trial has become not only a laughing joke among judicial pundits but it`s also turned into an embarrassment.....

A trial that started after years of legal wrangling over absolutely everything then swapping judges mid-stream, suspect Campbell appointed special prosecuters, we`ve had friends of the prosectution talking to jurors out of court, a judge that is very forgiving, forgiving of out of court activities, forgiving of witnesses that forget just about everything but their names and their way to the court, that is if they`re not sick, a trial and proceedings that have lasted 5 plus years so far, and finally when this  stage of the trial was scheduled. scheduled for but a few months, 40 or so witnesses were supposed to be called to the stand, we are still on witness 2 and we are entering into the 6th month.....

The jurors were originally told this trial would last a few months, then after seeing the snail`s pace speed in which the case is going forward the judge informed the jurors the trial would last a year, but...The judge told the jury that well before last June, since then the BC Rail corruption trial took a 2 month summer vacation ???.....Then the trial resumed only to stop again because a juror was sick, another week gone, then a defendent is sick and it stops again,, another week gone, now apparantly there is court availability problems and so the "Mock BC Rail Trail" won`t start again until mid October, another 3 weeks gone!!!!!!

2 witnesses of 40, 7 months of trial, now there is talk of not hearing from witnesses, slashing the witness list, well......Well that opens up the door for a dismissal of all charges, justice delayed is justice denied, the defence will argue because of time restraints and or not being able to fully defend the charges because of time restraints or a jury that quits that the charges must be dropped, Gordon Campbell doesn`t want more amensiac  ex-government staffers on the stand, the judge is having trouble even appearing to be legitimate and legal watchdogs have taken notice, the charges(accepting a bribe-$30 k to $60K)......are but so minor in the scheme of things.

The defendents would get a slap on the wrist even if found guilty, this "mock trial" will end soon without any resolution.......And will the Vancouver Sun or CKNW or Global news even bat an eye? We know that answer.

Which brings me to the point of this post, British Coumbia the police state.....Underneath everything lies a layer of complete control, control of the courts, the media and the rule of law, there is no justice, any event, crime, or desicion that affects the public and has political implications is highly controlled and scripted, from tainted appointed special prosecuters(iE Wally Oppal)...to judges, even the written law itself is changed to suit the powers that be.....

The so-called exoneration of John Les, of Kash Heed, the villification of Ludwig Wiebo, enemies of Government are terrorized without cause or proof for political puposes, yet clear illegal activity and immoral behavior committed by Government or friends of Government get washed away by oh so special prosecuters, environmental rules can be bent and broken for a fistful of political contributions and directorships, bit by bit our protection agencies and watchdog groups have been nuetered and silenced...

When the public is afraid of the police and Government where are they to turn!

The media in the last few weeks have confirmed what we here at the Straight Goods have known for a longtime, they are nothing but an arm of the Provincial Government, Canwest Global and CKNW have gone over the top to the point of hysteria, Christy Clark is screeching and clucking hatred twards Vander Zalm and the NDP, Bill Good and Michael Levy are so scripted with every answer to staged calls, even the odd anti-HST caller who gets through is cut off or cut short and then spun, it really is sad to see AM talk radio fall to levels that low, the Vancouver Sun have had almost every columnist promote the HST, un-named editorials attacking Zalm, Tieleman, Delaney, bloggers, organizers, articles from 20 years ago, the media can`t defend the tax, they print no counter views on the HST, do they not get it?.....People do understand the HST very well, there is no imperical evidence that the HST does anything positive, the domestic consumer is 80% of BCs economy, the domestic consumer has just been robbed of $2 billion dollars per year, the domestic consumer do understand the HST, you can`t sell this one, yet the Sun

Attacks, lie, distort, spin, repeat, repeat, repeat, ........Despite what 80% of BC wants, the media have shown that they can be bought and controlled by request of Government, Hell! Look at the hatchet job that was done on Gary E over at (How bad the record):......

The media were calling him deranged, unstable, ......Yet what did Gary E ever say, a few curse words, a effing this, an effing that, what Gary E shows me is a man who cares, someone who fights for average folks, and who is Gary E?.... An unpaid voice who fights the good fight, a father, a taxpayer, a consumer of goods, a brother and friend of community and damn it!, yea Gary E cursed, he cursed on his blog and was villified for it......Gary E cursed in the public domain, the only difference between Gary and the public is.....

Gary E cursed online where everyone in B.C. is cursing the Campbell Government under their breath!......

And the other guy villified, he may have called Barack Obama a terrorist on his Facebook page, what the hell was the Government doing checking out his Facebook page?....Well...Let me be clear, every Republican in the USA is calling Obama a terrorist, so does Beck, Limbaugh, and Fox news and probably half of the Harperites, yet drag some recall organizer through the mud in a coordinated media/Government smear campaign, does the media even report the consumer index, the economic news out of Ontario and B.C is bad, all professional fingers are pointing to the HST for the negative results, the Vancouver Sun and CKNW will not report it! The paid media will never report about Bill Bennett the racist, Bill Bennett the curser, Bill Bennett the beer for votes promoter, where are those headlines for smear, no friends that doesn`t count.

The PAB spies and sabateurs are everywhere, well, I guess I should let you know folks, there was an elaborate scheme launched against Grant G....They attempted to do the same smear campaign against me as the one done against Gary E....

BC Liberal plants attempted through deception to get Grant G and or the Straight Goods to be, either a Recall organizer, BC First candidate, or admitted Recall organizer, the Liberal plants wanted me to give them the evidence on email, on voice recording, or the written word.....

And once the BC Liberals and media had Grant G saying either in person, on my blog, on voice recording, email or the written word......Once the Government had that on me they were going to use all my own written words, words I wrote in hundreds of articles, from curse words to insults to my own illustrative discriptions to drag me and recall/hst referendum through the mud....

However, fortunately I smelled a rat, I researched what the rats said to me and considered the timing of events both by Government and media and came to the logical conclusion that I was being set up for the slaughter...."If it doesn`t make sense it isn`t true"

Lastly folks, the big bru-ha-ha....The so-called Vander Zalm prediction, it`s unfortunate the media ran with the story, let me say that Vander Zalm is partially right.....I know the plan, I possess direct knowledge of Gordon Campbell`s strategy, I own his playbook....

Here is Gordon Campbell`s plan on the HST.....Campbell has 1 year of propaganda in which to bombard us with, if the bought media and his propaganda can`t change the polling numbers and public opinion,
Plan B is.....2 weeks or so before the referendum Gordon Campbell announces that the HST will be lowered to 10% in the new year, and along with that announcement will come the accompanying spin about the cost to get out of the hst and paying back Ottawa, that and spin about major service cuts resulting from returning $1.6 billion dollars, Campbell is conered and will do anything and promise everything to get his way..

That folks is Gordon Campbell`s plan....But here`s the kicker, if Campbell loses the referendum he will resign, if Campbell wins the referendum he will resign, the simple majority that Campbell said he would honour will not be honoured by the next BC Liberal leader, and as for the HST being lowered, that is but an announcement by a premier who is no longer here, that too will not be honoured, each point of PST portion dropped off the HST will cost the BC Treasury about $1 billion dollars, the money is simply not there to do that, either way, no matter what happens in the referendum(if Campbell survives Recall in the Fall) the BC Liberals will not remove the HST, I guarantee if the BC Liberals lose the referendum they will say, we will get out in 4 more years when the deal expires....You watch, it will be a lose lose question mark referendum,.

And finally, if the HST through public backlash got lowered by 1 point, look for the $1 billion dollar transfer, look for other consumer taxes to take its place, eco fees/hydro increase/transit/user fees/gas taxes etc etc.

Having viewed Gordon Campbell`s manifesto, we truly are "heading into the DarkSide"

"Recall in the Fall"


The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grant, that neo-con AGT - who is nothing more than a LIEberal in drag - seems to be taking pot shots at the Straight Goods again.

Did you read what he wrote today? - "the NDP-loving discredited drunk from Garden Bay"

Why would that arsehole even mention you - if you think about it, he's trying to sabotage your message with deceitful spin. What's he so afraid of????

Grant G said...

I wouldn`t worry too much about AGT...The Vancouver Sun are ...Like AGT...Have an agenda to remove Gregor Robertson from power, I could care less about "Juice boy"....That`s why the Vancouver Sun have sent people over to the hater`s place...

As for why AGT has attacked me, the answer is simple, my Athletes village stories have sunk the NPA and Gregor Robertson has now(finally) started using the REAL ATHLETES VILLAGE story to sink his opponents, Gregor is a little slow off the mark,oh well...I gave Gregor that advice months and months ago!!!!

And,I hate to toot my horn but, AGT has a little zone, the city of Vancouver hate blog, what else has he done, does he cover the range of stories we do?....No, he covers 1 city and hot eye grabbers like the Pitt Meadows story(which he and all the media got wrong)...

As for political blogs, all the media read us, all the politicians all the pundits, the PAB and the public read us too, there is no hotter political blog in BC than us, AGT is jealous...

And, the Straight Goods is pure and not affiliated with anybody and that makes the Straight Goods number 1 for quality and facts(and entertainment)..

"They don`t shoot dead ducks"

Cheers

Anonymous said...

So, somebody used a swear word. How cares?

Now, if CKNW cares, then they should be all over Norman Spector who called Belinda Stronach a bitch a few years ago.

jaydee said...

Straight Goods number 1 and well deserved.

We did Campbell in Vancouver today and it felt really good, lotsa honking going on, probably more than we got doing the entrance to Stanley Park and not near as much traffic.

Thanks again, Grant

Gary E said...

Well done Grant. You've pretty much hit the nail on the head. The only way to get attention is to do something different. That has been done and believe me the masses who don't read blogs have awakened and are now becoming aware of the fight we have on our hands. If nothing else, the "Yellow Journalism" we have recently seen has awakened the masses to the blogosphere.
I have, and am going to continue to ignore what has been done in the last two weeks. I have work to do and have not time for Campbells style of politics.

Donna Barnett will be recalled. And she has already picked up where the PABbots and the so called media in Vancouver left of (after seeing that they had a public backlash). And the immediate reaction here appears to be the same.

Time will tell

Anonymous said...

The strategy of the right since Reagan has been:

Be overtly corrupt - SHAMELESS it forces the incoming government to run on a platform of change - a return to morality - a return to responsible government and an end to hypocrisy.



The right then will leap on the first indiscretion however irrelevant (oral sex, allegations of a deck, taking the fall for a fellow MLA -harcourt,...)

This pattern needs to change. As long as the left is held up to be jebus-like we will continue to get lynched by the judas neocons.

The left needs to get back to roots - worker rights, healthcare, social infrastructure - and the left needs to remove the contrived and FALSE neocon morality from the equation (remember these people have NO morals whatsoever). Take action because it is RATIONAL and do not open yourself up to the contrived attacks from the right.

Anonymous said...

Grant dan is an idiot and I would appreciate it if you would please moderate this type of shoot one monkey and scare a thousand,type of hyperbole Jesus,dan what in hell would make you think that taking over the speakers chair and killing someone anyone to make a point is in order fuck man it shit like this that make blogs sound extremist could you imagine this shit being spewed on n dumbell you and saying that its Grants view in which I know damn well it isn't,just sayin'

Grant G said...

Not to worry folks, my views are well known, I ain`t taking the bait...

On another note...@Dan

As for the alternate media and alleged threats, I look forward to any lawsuits directed at me or this site...

Anyone in media, the producers, if they are afraid of the consequences then they should fold up their tent and move on...

They got Monte Paulson to turn traitor for money... You know who hasn`t the balls to take on issues in the BC Government..

It`s no wonder the quality of that site has fallen badly, not to mention the disrespect everyone there has shown towards the straight goods...

They ain`t got the guts Dan, thats the bottom line,they need to learn a thing or 2 about Texas holdem,......

Just like the Straight Goods..All In!

We dont fold and run

Anonymous said...

Grant, keep up the good work. I always look forward to your view/opinion as well as other blogs such as Mary's, Norman's, Bill's, Laila's etc. We must all continue to speak out. The mainstream media won't listen or print the majority of them. And in my opinion, they don't tell the whole story, just what their corporate elites want them to say as well as the current lieberals. Totally controlled media. I lost my trust along time ago with them. Hypocrits.

So, let's all continue to speak out on what is right and what is wrong with our current structure, the deceit that is laid out, and those who insist on playing with the rights of every man, woman and child in this country.

Again, thank you Grant and others for your sites.

Grant G said...

@Dan....I removed your comment, unfortunately that type of implied threat, with the BC Liberal arm of the media going after everyone with a voice, the tiniest thread can be blown out of context.....

I think the more effective way to keep politicians in line is staring us in the face..

"Recall in the Fall"

A couple of successful recall campaigns and government will perk up their ears and become responsive!

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Yes! Recall in the Fall! BC is ready and waiting.
Give yourself an honest government for Christmas!

Grant G said...

@Brad.....I deleted your comment too Brad(or should I say Luke Skywalker/Cool Hand)....

You are too predictable,as for Tsakumis, he is the Rush Limbaugh of BC..

And, I find it so amusing that the Straight Goods dominates his comment thread, the usual minions with their fawning comments and the Straight Goods..

AGT versus Grant G.....A garbage can sniffer versus the Sherlock Holmes...

National inquirer compared to The New York times...

Trash versus Quality...

Cheers

Crankypants said...

I happened to read Dan's comment before you removed it, and I think you did the right thing.

The Libs and their PAB trolls are playing games, and could be posting malicious comments pretending to be sympathetic to the FightHST campaign, recall or whatever. I wouldn't be surprised if they even try to pretend to be one of your regular posters to set your site up for one of their smear campaigns.

Cam

jaydee said...

Watch for those 38 million $$$ worth of Campbell's public affairs bureau(aka PAB)thugs at the HST Rallies too. Grant,there must be more than 200 of them again now! They will be wherever the action is. They start by saying 'I like the HST, what's wrong with it?' and then try to get you arguing instead of rallying. I just give one simple answer, it is a transfer tax from the corporations to us, $$2 billion every year forever and then turn away and back to work.

jaydee said...

Grant 9:19 PM,

Thanks for the laugh, we needed that!!

Jean

Anonymous said...

Bill Teileman (whom I respect greatly) does not delete the PAB scum and he even takes the time to discourse with them rationally - which I feel is a mistake. These employees are not posting their opinions or analysis they are simply posting propaganda. Why take the time to read, post then discuss LIES. We are inundated with them everywhere else we can obtain news so it is nice to get a bit of respite now and then. Please keep deleting PAB scum.

That said I recommend that you collaborate with some tech savvy people sooner than later. Log and record visitor info - and protect your blog.

Anonymous said...

Have you heard about Harper and his latest theft of tax dollars?
one BILLION dollars to support a mining corp, Vale, in Brazil!

Fascism is thriving under Harper. Get used to it. Health care bad, corp welfare good.

Anonymous said...

Even the most inexperienced blog readers, can pick out a Liberal comment, and, recognize the Liberals own pathetic sites. I never laughed so hard, when Campbell urged people to read the Sun, and look at their lame digging for all the crap, they could find. We win, cause, we don't even have to dig, for their s..t. It's out in the open, for everyone to see. I don't buy newspapers, our of Vancouver. They have been very slipshod, in their methods. Far, far to easy to spot their, garbage journalism. All the Sun is doing, is shooting themselves, in the foot. What will the Sun do for readers, when Campbell is kicked off the planet?

Anonymous said...

Hi Grant G
I have been reading your site for a long time but have never posted until today.
Have you seen the BC Auction CA site yet?
They are selling off the "2010" olympic Assets.
eg. olympic info Kiosk. Original price $56,000.00
built by Unison constr. Mgmt ltd. bidding so far is $98.42 ( A joke?)
Olympic torches "Made by Birks" 50,000 pieces latest bid for one $101.00(at least I hope it means one)
Olympic Mittens - not sure how many they bought
but quote "not many pairs left" latest bid 32,
shipping and handling extra...

It's sickening to go through this site and view the waste that taxpayers have to pay for.

Can't wait until the FALL - the FALL of this Govt.

Anonymous said...

The problem is. Most people have a dignity. Campbell, Hansen and the BC Liberals, have no dignity, what-so-ever. They have stooped so low, as to lie, deceive and cheat to win. The BC Ministers, and, the mla's have dirtied their names, and the party's name. Campbell will not step down to save the BC Liberals party name. Campbell is not a Liberal, he works for Harper. That is why, Campbell steals the BC peoples assets and sells them. He doesn't care about our province, nor, the people in it. He lied about selling the BC Railroad, our hydro, sending our mill jobs to China, 36.000 BC mill jobs were lost. Our raw logs, go to the same place. Tearing up hospital contracts, resulting in dirty hospitals, full of super bugs. Arrogantly, throwing a loony at paramedics, who only get $2.00 per hour standby. Who other than Campbell and Hansen, would allow the highest number, of children living in poverty? The lowest minimum wage of, $6.00 per hour? The highest number of the homeless, in all of Canada. Who other than Campbell, would give his useless self a, 53% wage hike, and his useless ministers, a 29% raise. Campbell's, $2 million per year pension, isn't too shabby either. 90% of BC citizens despise Campbell, Hansen, and the phony BC Liberal government, and, everything they stand for. Such as, lies, deceit, corruption, theft, arrogance, fraud, dirty tactics, hate, spite, vendetta's, malice, and every evil in the book.