Tuesday, December 7, 2010
If one is senior in ranks does that predipose them to higher intelligence, I don`t think so, a picture of a cartoon popped into my head today, I don`t remember where I saw it but the first caption was of a child playing with toy guns, the second caption was of an adult playing with real guns, the third and final caption was of an old man, the old man was playing with toy guns, ..........
I will never be as smart as my old man, but at 82 years, sharpness, perception, attention to detail isn`t what it was...Sometimes people need to take a step back and reflect, Leah last week got mad at me when I suggested that true NDPers would still vote for Carole James and the party despite their mis-givings towards Carole, I received alot of flak over that and I do stand by my assertion, the point I am making, me, us, most of us would have grumbled and carried on had Carole reined in the "faction for Democracy" and remained on, I would give a little vent of emotions and make the best of a bad situation, a flickering candle I would have lit.....However on the senior side of political pundritry I don`t see that, I do see claims of the sky is falling and vengeance be mine against the devil 13 spawn, lifetime members and articulate writers issueing their own ultimatums, this disturbs me much......Perhaps I am partially responsible, I wrote a scathing critique on Carole James on January 1/2010 asking her to resign, almost a year ago....
I can`t explain it in real terms, I have visions, sometimes I can taste the mood of the people, ....My latest vision, a surge of support, over-whelming relief and a peaceful feeling overcoming a voting public, John Horgan has thrown his hat in the ring, I suspect a couple of more will come forward, my mind tells me that when the public hears Horgan speak,when they get to know him as I do the party will burst at the seams.
So instead of celebrating some.......Some cry in their cornflakes and it`s not helpful, Global news tonight along with Keith Baldrey and the latest directive by PAB are trying to paint a picture of untrustworthy knife throwing backstabbers, Palmer and Canwest, samething.........Can`t you see it friends, faithful readers, if the main stream media tells us it`s a duck trust me, their lying, it ain`t a duck....I have listened to sean Leslie and Bill Good for years, the inflection in their voice changed today, sheesh man, this has got them scared shitless, Kevin Kreuger, Campbell`s enforcer and sometimes mistaken as the "missing link" today said of Carole James, he feels sorry for her, Carole was reaching out to business when the radical demon spawn wing of the party had a coup de tat....Well folks, 2 weeks ago the same Kevin Kreuger called Carole James a weak ineffective leader that even their own members wouldn`t vote for,.....And today he states Carole James is the leader except for the internal revolt by party radicals, today Carole was a good girl in Kreuger`s mind, what a simpleton, I look at Kevin Kreuger and I see nothing, void of life, unable to escape a world built on lies and deception.
We have to be smarter than that, Carole is still an integral part of the party, we have so much ammo, a BC Rail public inquiry, minimum wage, workers rights, Hydro rates, MSP premiums, education, therapeutic initiative`s program, seniors care, I could go on and on.....Today Global news ran a long BC Liberal infommercial on the town of MacKenzie and the great forestry recovery, they were talking about the new 200 jobs in that town, but failed to mention the 1000 plus workers that used to work in MacKenzie a few short years ago, the comeback has been weak, yes some jobs are better than none but......Global played up the exports to China and the HST as the reason for turning things around....Hooey I say, exports of cheap Cants is up, lumber dumping in the US is up...1000 board feet of lumber is around $300 dollars, it`s been as low as $200 dollars in 2006......And as high as almost $1000 dollars a 1000 board feet in 2004.......The HST, if you believe Pat Bell the embedded PST on a 1000 board feet is about $7 dollars .....$7 dollars, considering the huge mobile price range of 1000 board feet(from $200 to $1000 dollar swing in three years) what`s $7 dollars, nothing....And folks, Global failed to mention that the American Lumber lobby has filed a $1 billion dollar plus soft-wood lumber complaint against British Columbia, their case is compelling.
This is just one example of the phony PAB spin, on the day Global news and Baldrey claim the NDP aren`t ready for prime-time because of dumping Carole James out comes this archived spin story on the great not-going-to-happen-forestry-recovery....
The tactics won`t change, let`s get Bob Simpson talking forestry, he`s clear and precise and can debunk the forestry myth, 60 plus mills closed since 2001 and a couple come back milling junk wood and the great recovery is on....Hooey I say Hooey.
CKNW have been featuring everyday for over a week one or more of the BC Liberal candidates, certainly the NDP candidates will get equal air time, the stooges might not be as friendly to NDP leadership contenders and lob soft balls but that`s good.
The point I am making, let`s rejoice, let`s ham it up, let`s show the people what we have, let`s fight for all we`re worth, we need David Shreck slicing and dicing the HST and the financial`s, we need Ian Reid with his inside knowledge and subtle jabs, we need every darn articulate voice we have, we need some of the Tyee faithful to get on board...We need the Straight Goods.
But more importantly, we need a communicator, are we going to let a Kevin Falcon run this Province, a Christy Clark, George Abbott, I am prediciting the largest NDP majority in the history of B.C......
And until someone knocks us down from our lofty perch and set goals....We`re going to remain comfortably smug!
And I reach out to all of you from where it counts, my heart and soul
The Straight Goods
Cheers-Eyes Wide Open