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Saturday, March 26, 2011

How Many More Lies From the Bullshitter Craig James Do We Have to Endure?

You know friends I just can`t believe how many lies the BC Liberals have told, our attorney generals are liars, every BC Liberal is liar, crooks and thieves, we will talk about them a little later for now I want to discuss the bold faced lies spewed out of Craig James`s mouth, you remember him, the Gordon Campbell appointed flunkee to Elections BC....

What am I talking about, I`m talking about how Craig James is on the record(before the Federal election writ was dropped) as saying...

With BC having fixed election dates it`s virtually impossible  for Election`s BC to prepare for an election without 6 months notice....snip

The Federal Government theoretically  has fixed election dates too....The Federal voting and Provincial voting takes place in the same damn voting booths!

Bill Good, Balderdash and Vaughn the Pawn Palmer and all the CKNW radio voices have repeated Craig James`s lies!

We were told about the enormous amount of work and preparation required to hold an election and that BC can no longer just call an election and be ready in a month, these lies were all spawned by the successful anti-hst petition that 720,000 BCers signed....Craig James claimed there was no way we would be able to hold a referendum vote without 6 months notice and now.....

And now the Federal writ has been dropped and we will be heading to the polls on May/2/2011, a mere 5 weeks from now, so perhaps some young investigative journalist might ask Craig James where his Federal counterparts  found the power of a immortal God to pull off this amazing feat of holding a Province wide election with a mere 5 weeks notice, I would suggest that an old investigative journalist could ask Craig James that question but they don`t exist in BC, the Balderdash`s and Palmer`s and Sean Leslie`s of BC won`t investigate anything let alone ask any biting questions.

Which brings me the June 24th mail out ballot on the HST referendum vote, how is it that we have to wait until June/24th/2011 ...3 months away from now, how come we can have a Federal Province wide election in 5 weeks and we have to wait until June 24th/2011 to vote down the HST...A BC Election official last week on the Simi Sara show stated...

The mail out ballot would take several months to set up, it`s a real challenge getting the ballots ready, a Provincial election would require even more time to prepare, since BC has fixed election dates Elections BC no longer has the ability to arrange voting spots through out the Province in a rush..

Well, what happened Craig James, where did the Federal Election people find the power to move mountains and part the seas to pull this amazing feat off? A Province wide election in 5 weeks,...It`s a miracle friends, the Feds must be Gods, a Greek God wielding the power of Zeus and Moses combined!

So how come it takes months to send out a mail out ballot, the question is already drafted, the printers could have the ballots printed in days, I guarantee you folks that the mail out ballot could be drafted, sent out and returned in a month at most and if the need was there it could be done in 2 weeks so for Craig James and Elections BC to continue on with these lies is an insult to everyone in British Columbia, it`s also a pox on every media`s house for not asking Craig James how the Feds can make miracles happen but Elections BC can`t even get a mail out ballot out to BCers without several months notice.

Back to the mail out ballot, Gordon Campbell changed BC`s Election law and criteria to be able to vote 2 years ago, having worked the polls I am very familiar with it, people had to bring in ID(Identification) Hydro bills and phone bills and verify not only who they were but where they live, there was outrage by a few of the protectors of Democratic rights over that move, people who were homeless or couch surfing were disenfranchised from the voting process by this move, it made it very difficult for people down on their luck too be able to vote, it was another move designed to give an edge to the wealthy elites, no wonder our voting numbers continue to fall.....

So now with a mail out ballot we have no idea if one family members fills out and signs every ballot, we have no idea who will be sending in ballots, we will have no idea if every riding will receive the ballot, remember the BC Liberal membership PIN number mail out fiasco?....Multiply that mail out by a factor of 50, instead of mailing out 50,000 pin numbers now we are talking about mailing over 2 million ballots, who will be blamed if things go wrong, Canada post, Elections BC, will strong NDP ridings get the same mail delivery as West Vancouver, will ballots for the yes side be bought by corporations, will employees be offered prizes for ceding or surrendering their vote, after the BC Liberal membership fiasco can we really trust a mail out vote or online vote....

My suggestion to to Bill Vanderzalm and the no HST side is to demand that the Ballots be mailed out 2 months in advance of the June 24th date and allow voters 2 months to return the ballot....Government does it all the time, from tax forms to medical requests to the licensing process...

There is no way in hell me and my fellow BCers will allow the BC Liberals and Craig James to screw over the voters again, if there isn`t 100% faith in the process and if something goes wrong I wouldn`t want to work in Elections BC...I believe employees would run for fear of retaliation by voters who have been pushed too far!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open


13 comments:

istvan said...

And what about the question?It's phony.No one seems to say ,give us back the taxes that the big corps gained!Ef them.The cluck cluck bunch are dreaming.As we know this is a tax shift,it will make the VERY rich more so on the backs of the poor and the middle class. AS a wise blogger (ED)tells us (wealth is not created,but taken)

Elwood said...

Grant, everyone will want to vote "NO" on the referendum. Most won't read the ballot question HST hey will just vote/tick-off NO psychologically thinking voting NO means NO HST.

The sneaky Lieberals will make the ballot question such that a "NO" vote will mean keeping the HST. Just watch and see.

Grant G said...

Elwood...I disagree, people aren`t that stupid, well some are..

However, the NO HST voters will be more motivated than those who want the HST..

If you are right about people getting confused than the pro-hst side will make the same mistake...

And remember this Elwood, the Vanderzalm team will have $500,000.00 dollars to inform the NO HST side...

Real easy, the NO HST ads will tell people who don`t want the HST to vote YES to returning the PST with conjunction with the GST..

Don`t sweat the little things friends.

Cheers

Crankypants said...

Grant, you may want to change a bit of this article. Elections BC has nothing to do with a federal election. This is one dance that Craig James has no mandate to oversee.

I would be the last person to defend anything Craig James says, but it may well be possible that Elections BC can no longer be ready for a snap election, as they were in days gone by. When Gordo brought in the fixed election legislation, I suspect that he also reduced the staffing of Elections BC to such a point that they are more a shell rather than an viable entity.

What really worries me is the fact that Premier Christy and her band of miscreants have decided to employ the referendum on the HST with a mail-in ballot. Simply put, if the ballots are to be accepted without any form of verified identification, then how legitimate can the votes be? If one has to fill in a form that identifies who they are, how many voters will choose to pass on making their feelings known? Remember, we now live amongst many people who have emigrated from many repressive countries. The last thing they will want to do is put their name to a vote that counters the wishes of government.

Cam

Anonymous said...

The Communications Officer from Elections BC was on CKNW with Simi Sara on Thursday.

I learned that Elections Canada covers the Federal Election -- ElectionsBC isn't involved in that process.

Have to agree with your views about potential problems with the mail in ballot.

Anonymous said...

We know we can't trust Elections BC. Craig James, changed the wording on the recall, after the fact. James was Campbell's toady, willing to do Campbell's dirty work for him. Mail in ballots, not on your Nelly. BC is the most corrupt province in Canada. And, we all know why. Campbell and Craig James, used every dirty tactic in the book, to derail the recall...Or, was it the BCR that was derailed?

I don't trust Harper, anymore than Campbell. They have a mutual admiration society. The two of them are best buddies. On that alone, I don't trust Harper. However, there are many more reasons, why you can't believe in Harper.

Grant G said...

Thanks for that 10:04...I was mistaken as to what show that Election official was on..I have edited and made the correction...

However, I have voted in every election for decades...

The voting places are the same, Federal/Provincial...

The Federal Government have/had fixed election dates too...If the Feds can do it so can the Province, they share resources...The votes aren`t sent to Ottawa to be counted, the process is identical, Elections BC and Elections Canada work hand in hand and have done so for years.

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Probably a dumb question, from someone politically challenged. Why can not the BC Liberals be held in contempt, in the Legislature? As the Federal Conservatives, are held in contempt by the House of Commons?

Grant G said...

Good question...Maybe because our BC Legislature never opens?

Can someone explain to me why the legislature isn`t open today, what kind of BC Government is that...The BC Liberals are afraid to open the legislature..

The Liberal`s excuse is....We are waiting for the NDP to choose a leader first..

What kind of garbage is that...

Would they not open the legislature if we had an emergency, the BC Liberals don`t answer questions in question period, they lie, they cheat and distort..

Name one single legitimate reason the people`s business can`t be conducted in the legislature..

What if all the NDP leaders were killed by accident in a plane crash...

Would we then keep the legislature closed until a whole new leadership contest is conducted.

Questions can be asked, bills presented, debate on smart meters and the illegal clean energy act, new tax legislation can be debated ahead of the defeat of the HST..

The BC Legislature should be drafting new tax legislation before the HST vote, NOT AFTER...

I can guarantee you this...When the HST is defeated the BC Legislature will remain closed until the Fall, in fact it may not even open until next year`s budget and throne speech, it wouldn`t be the first time the BC Liberals have closed the legislature through the Fall.

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Every despot dicktater in the world must be lining up to see this farcical exercise and laughing his ass off.

Really?, a mail in ballot?

A new low in the screwing over of the people in BC.
CGHZD

Grant G said...

I would like to remind you that the BC Liberals changed the criteria needed to cast a vote, besides a voter registration card one had to produce ID`s and prove residence through BC Hydro bills or gas bills etc etc etc...

A mail in ballot is a joke...I hope everyone registers their cats and dogs for the vote.

Anonymous said...

Craig James & Gordon Campbell come from the same "Me First" camp that runs BC - both in government and in the Big Corporations (the BC Government actually IS the biggest corporation in BC). Not one of this group of self-serving villains can be trusted. Time to flush them all down the 'loo.

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with Crankypants that some people will be nervous about putting their name to a vote which they know the current government won't like. Weren't there also some not so subtle threats of police interference to frighten people on Vancouver Island away from voting for the Ida Chong recall. Remember that senior citizen who was threatened with jail by the RCMP for signing the recall petition twice? If that wasn't nasty politics I don't know what is.
And I think one of the real reasons for the mail in ballot is fear: people will be afraid to put their names and addresses on the ballot because it may end up in a government data base and be used to make other decisions about their lives. The whole point of the election booth is that your decision is private. Like it bloody well should be! If there isn't an absolute guarantee (read independent observers) to ensure that those names, addresses and votes are not all stored together in a database for future government use (or to be sold) then we will have arrived at a new definition of democracy: Democracy by fear. I hope it blows up in their faces.