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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Michael Campbell to Take Over CKNW`s Airwaves for Marathon HST BC Liberal Promotional

Well what a week, the Pro-HST forces are freaking out, they have gone negative, the Smart Tax Alliance have lodged complaints against Bill Vanderzalm`s ads, Bill has countered with complaints against the big business shills, also my dear friend Laila Yuile has exposed Mr. Jagger, the head of the Smart Tax Alliance only a short time ago had a huge PST tax problem with the BC Government, from everything I read it appears that the BC Government made a deal, a forgiveness of a tax debt for assistance in selling the HST fraud upon the public, Mr. Jagger has dirty hands on taxes, in my own personal opinion, he`s a tax cheat!...

Here`s the deal, all the polling outfits no matter how they try and skew the numbers and give the Liberals hope for keeping the tax in the referendum they don`t add up, it also appears that the big fancy ads have back-fired, yes there was an initial surge for the pro-HST side after the 10% HST was announced, but now that the voters realize it`s a vague promise from an habitual lying Government that doesn`t take affect for nearly 4 years from now...That ruse has come back to bite them, in a last ditch effort the business shills have resorted to fear mongering, well, that`s ok, there ain`t enough straw on which to grasp!

And I find it interesting, the Michael Smyth CKNW battle, the fact that I exposed CKNW when they were about to remove Mike Smyth, they backed off, however, whenever things get juicy and ugly Michael Smyth gets yanked from the airwaves and room is made for the BC Liberal Government, ...Or perhaps you think Michael Smyth is taking his 8th week of holidays in his first half year at CKNW?....

This week on CKNW it has been bash Gregor Robertson, .....Good luck with that, until anyone besides Susan Anton throws her hat in the ring you are stuck with juiceboy....So the Smart Tax Alliance has fallen flat, $millions and millions of advertising dollars spent only to come across a brick wall of resistance, we mere peasants with no money, a grassroots people power tax revolt are winning... And the numbers are huge for VOTE YES to KILL the HST....And guess what, ....CKNW this Wednesday(tomorrow, June 22/12:30 pm to 3:00pm) as a special favour for their biggest advertiser(The BC Liberal Government)..CKNW are running a PRO HST special....

Michael Smyth has been removed from the airwaves and his radio spot will used for a 3 hour special , the entirety of Smyth`s show will be a pro-HST show hosted by no other than......Gordon Campbell....Oops....I meant to say Michael Campbell, Gordon Campbell`s brother and financial advisor, the person Gordo got all his advice from is hosting on CKNW,  a 3 hour pro-hst show, CKNW removes Michael Smyth and brings in the Disgraced premier`s brother Michael Campbell to promote the very lie/deficit/tax grab stab in the back that the BC Liberals foisted upon us victims!.....

First off, I hope you faithful will light up the radio board and call out CKNW, the phone number is...Toll free from anywhere in the Province....1-877-399-9898..Make sure you disguise what your comment is, whoever answers the phone, tell them you are for the tax, make up a short comment, once on the air say different, ask about HST on ALL vacation property, HST on used cars, on big labour, on dental work, vetenary services, funerals, tell them how prices haven`t budged, tell Michael Campbell how we lost 30,000 jobs in BC since the HST came in, remind Campbell that the Liberals lied about the tax, lied about revenue neutral, lied about the deficit, remind him how Carole Taylor rejected the HST......Remind Michael Campbell about a BC Liberal Government that is spending $700 million on a roof, cost overruns on everything, Ferry fares, Hydro increases, road tolls coming, Translink taxes, property taxes, user fees, tell Michael Campbell and his Fraser institute buddies to stuff the HST up their asses....And if Michael Campbell mentions Atlantic Canada remind him the they reduced the PST in Atlantic Canada by 4%percentage points at the same time in 1996 when they harmonized, and still prices rose rose on services and housing while consumer goods stayed the same, ....The BC HST is a completely different animal, the BC HST is a $2 billion dollar yearly tax hit on consumers!

If the head brass at CKNW can`t see how unethical it is to have the brother of a disgraced premier who lied his face off about debt and taxes, deficits and budgets, a premier who has led Canada with child poverty and homelessness for 8 straight years, for CKNW to promote the premier`s brother(Michael Campbell) who advised Gordon Campbell to adopt the HST from the very beginning is a fraud, a deliberate fraud and failure on so many levels!

Michael Campbell who believes in private health care, private education and is a member of the Fraser institute, Michael Campbell who has been railing against unions, the public servants, teachers, a man who believes in eliminating all corporate taxes and going to straight consumer taxes....For CKNW to use that man to promote the HST and Liberal Government is a crime, a crime against ethical broadcasting, a step into the sewer, ......CKNW has lost all their credibility....I can tell you that I don`t know who the line up is on the HST promotional marathon.. but I can guess what stooges will rear their ugly heads....

Michael Levy will make an appearance, Chris Thompson, the so-called simple student and now headliner for the Smart tax alliance will appear, the caller SAM will call in and call us all stupid for not understanding the HST....Jack Mintz`s name will be mentioned, as well as Jim Dinning, Kesselman too....You will hear the phrase, "all the reputable economists"...."All the accountants"......Michael Campbell will talk about the importance of corporations having record profits because you may own some of it in your RRSP or pension plans, Mr Winters will appear, in fact if we are really lucky we will get Phil Hocstein, ......Michael Campbell will talk about the $3 billion dollar budget hole if the HST is removed, he will talk about having to pay back Ottawa....He will also tell you that the corporations have returned all their new largesse, he will tell you tax savings have been passed on in lower prices, he will say that "Global competition" will force corporations to pass on savings....

Like who,,,,The banks...How about the oil companies, any food prices been lowered, telephone, cablevision, internet, healthfoods, services, can anyone name one item that has gone down in price?

Desperate times, big business can`t con enough fools to accept a tax gouge, CKNW is prepared to not only abuse Michael Smyth, but for receipt of advertising dollars from the Liberal Government are prepared to surrender any moral authority and broadcasting ethics they may have once had, it truly is a sad day when BC`s number 1 radio station promotes a disgraced lying Government that was led by a vicious deceitful lying Gordon Campbell and use the very brother and economic advisor of the Liberals on air and call it anything but a "BC Liberal stage play"

Enjoy CKNW Liberal Shill Day...."BC Liberals only cheat when they can`t win"

P.S......Keep up the good work "Jurganator"....And Walter, thanks for the natural bee honey and candles, ....And thanks for the hugs Jean....(Who woulda thought the Powell River Persuader could get any sweeter)...Kidding!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Ears Wide Open


Anonymous said...

Your`r welcome, the pleasure was ours, keep up the truth to power,we will
prevail .

Walter v E.

Crankypants said...

I heard the promo during Simi Sara's show this afternoon, and my first comment to my wife was that this show will be nothing but a two and a half hour pro-HST commercial. They didn't list who would be speaking, but if past performances are any indication, the anti-HST side will either be unrepresented or completely rediculed by Michael Campbell.

He has been heard many times deriding the opponents of the HST on his little spiels at 8:25am each weekday and to expect him to even pretend to be neutral is a stretch.

For me the upside is that I will be busy at the Food Bank tomorrow when the show runs as Wednesday is distribution day for the hampers and will have no access to a radio. That being said, I will access the Audio Vault if I hear through this site that the show went down in flames. If the show goes as I suspect it will, I'll just thank my lucky stars that I had better things to tend to. I am just getting so tired of listening to the crap being delivered by the government, the Smart Tax Alliance and talking heads that couldn't find their asses with both hands and the help of a GPS.

As an aside, tonight on the late news on GlobalTV which is owned by Shaw as well as CKNW, they had to highlight Chris Thompson's video, again, and even provide a link to the video through their website. Last week Mike Smyth had a segment with Chris Thompson vs Chris Delaney and Delaney made Thompson look like a total fool. And the best part was, that as far as I can remember, not one caller was going to vote "NO" to keep the HST.

Let's hope tomorrow's show results in more of the same.


Grant G said...

I saw that shameless promotion of Chris Thompson on Global news tonight too...

Gawd, let them promote him, anyone who watches his video will see his flippant attitude towards paying raxes...Yea, he`s a real straight student who is not political...

He claims to be a economic graduate, now taking law at UBC..Now starring in the Smart tax alliance road show...And he`s...Quote, "Non political"

Yes, I heard Delaney embarrass Chris Thompson last week...Chris is preoccupied with tax on meals and Tim horton`s coffee...He goes mute on used autos, roofing, funerals, vacation property, labour, veternary, dental, private nursing, vitamins, hockey school, team sport enrollment, air travel.

He`s preaching to the 30% of hardcore BC Liberals who support the tax shift.

Now that Jim Sinclair has weighed in, Adrian Dix is besting BC Liberals province wide fighting the HST...

Falcon is now trying too say that Dix and the NDP have made a secret deal promising public sector wage increases...

They are utterly desperate Cam...Falcon claiming secret deals...shhh ..like the HST deal with Ottawa, pre election!

They blew it, by the Government saying a 10% HST is fair....They are admitting that they are, and were prepared to rip you off at 12% and 11%...No apology for catching them in lies, lies lies piled upon older lies...

"What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive"

Good Day

Anonymous said...

Is Chris Thompson another paid Liberal stooge? He has to be. You would have to be a gormless, brainless idiot not to see, the HST was the worst thing that has ever happened, to the lower income BC citizens.

Oh!! Thompson says, he had nothing better to do, so he started to play around with the HST. B.S. I can smell Thompson, and he smells like an evil rat, of the BC Liberal colony. I don't doubt he was provided with his ridiculous TV spiel, from elsewhere. I found Thompson laughable.

It is so amazing, how the BC Liberals are masters of, lies, deceit, dirty tactics and, cheating to win. The had better get someone better than Thompson, to do their dirty work.

Gloria said...

I hope Michael Campbell, is asked about his part, in, his brothers theft and sale of the BCR.

Evil Eye said...


I thought they went bankrupt ages ago. I thought no listened anymore because Bill boring was.......well............er.....boring and Micheal Campbell was a Bernard Madoff clone.

What real news, just read the blogs!

Anonymous said...

Guess CKNW has Michael Smyth on the same renumeration plan as the BC Liberals MLAs; only work about 26 days a year and get your full pay anyways. Kevin Falcon is starting to look like a desperate cornered rat as of late.

Grant G said...

Thank you Straight Good`s contributors....Your call at 12:55 pm to Michael Campbell was a classic...You have made Bitter Brian from Garden Bay ..

Very, Very Proud.

Good day

Grant G said...

Only 1 caller called in to CKNW in defense of the HST...And that caller was Billy Good`s HST stooge promoter SAM(the scam).

Every caller is laughing at CKNW...

And the big news today..Auditor General John Doyle wants ALL THE BC RAIL TRIAL DOCUMENTS..He wants answers, and Doyle also wants accounting of the $28 million dollars the prosecution spent on lawyers, not just the $6 million dollar defen se fees...

Pleasant dreams Crispy Crunch(face lift girl)..

Enjoy your HST and Christmas lump of coal!


Don F. said...

That call at 12;55 was precious indeed!
Good for Al!
If their argument is that business only has to deal with one tax instead of two I would think that all see the logic in that, what they won't talk about is why the things that used to be exempt aren't with this tax, this is what people are upset with.
No matter how they argue we are paying on things like used cars,etc. and that is what we are offended by.That is where the tax grab is.
I am offended by how stupid they think we are and the offensive way it was implemented.
I too am offended Gordon Campbell's brother was chosen to promote this, I take it as another insult!

cosmicsync said...

Grant, the CBC story Laila linked to makes no mention of the prosecution's fees, just the defence. The Province story states

"He has filed a petition seeking 'all records and information' related the deal in which the two former ministerial aides had their fees paid after they entered guilty pleas."

Are you sure he has requested "ALL THE BC RAIL DOCUMENTS" and that he's looking at the prosecution fees as well? Do you know where we could see a copy of the petition?

Grant G said...

Doyle can`t conduct an audit without the billing from both sides..The Government defense spending of $28 million dollar and $6 million for the defense will be revealed very soon...

Doyle wants all the documents...Cut n pasted from the Province newspaper.

Unless they find a reason to send auditor General John Doyle back to Australia!


"The auditor-general will not be able to fulfill his duty to the legislature and the public without the ability to conduct his audit of these accounts, indemnities and related dealings,” says Doyle in the 15-page petition.

Doyle says he needs the information to complete his audit by the end of June.

He says relevance and accountability are guiding principles when selecting “performance audits” and audit topics are chosen based on several criteria, including the amount of expenditure or the public interest"

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/auditor+general+seeks+documents+million+defence+Basi+Virk+case/4988985/story.html#ixzz1Q03okKvq

John Doyle will have to see all the bills, from both sides, it`s his job...I`ll look for the hard copy petition..Although it`s probably sealed shut.

Anonymous said...

Michael Campbell, quite frankly, makes me sick. He is the only person in this world, accorinding to him, that knows how the country should be run. We, the public are just plain stupid according to him because we don't understand why it is important to lower corporate tax rates even more and the HST is good for us.

I am sure Gordon Campbell is writing his stuff for him. It is disgusting. It is also disgusting how this radio station continues to peddle the pro Liberal and pro HST garbage. They should be ashamed.

So much for presenting both sides. It is a joke.

Grant G said...

Here`s a shocker...


The title of that story I linked above...

Corporations sitting on $800 billion dollars and still won`t hire...The story goes on to say...Demand is falling, profits are good, no need to hire anyone...

Enjoy the read.


James B said...

they are sending out a lot of quarterly 50-odd dollar rebate cheques to low income "voters" in the form of HST rebates....that is a large amount of work that makes this simpler tax, maybe not so simple.Listening to the broadcast.....hope the HST wave is stopped in BC.This tax was brought in by the most corrupt government ever....and we have not had any justice for all the other wrong-doings. I would like to trust our leaders at some point, and the people i trust are saying to vote yes to extinguish this tax.

Grant G said...

Harper will pay a political price for giving Gordo an ambassadorship...

Harper has no idea how toxic Gordo is in British Columbia...

We will see...If Harper has any political brains in the backroom they would pass on Campbell for anything but dog catcher..

Anywho, if Harpo gives Gordo a cushy gig will mean but one thing...

Good news for the NDP in Canada and even bigger good news for the BC NDP...

We will see who blinks first!


Anonymous said...

Words from another:

Gordon’s resignation was a last ditch effort to save the HST, forget the Liberal party; it was all about saving the HST.

Under Christy they would have a chance to bamboozle the public by spending millions of your tax dollars to tell you the bad evil demons of the past are gone, now we have a loving caring single mother who thinks of Families First and in doing so HST must become the first priority.

Forget RailGate, forget Enbridge, forget BC Hydro, forget the BC Ferry fiasco, forget the close to 1000 schools that we closed, forget the struggling Medicare system, forget the not yet publicized Sea to Sky Highways scandal, forget Norwegian Fish Farms, forget sea lice, forget giving away our rivers to IPP’s, forget the mega millions we wasted on the Olympics, like we had a multi billion dollar surplus.

Campbell wanted the HST so badly that he gave up his job in an effort to save it. HST is such an incredibly sweet deal for his friends in business.

Gordon Campbell will go down in history as the worst ever Premier of British Columbia in regards to miss management of our tax payer money and in a desperate attempt to hide the damage agreed to sell out the citizens of British Columbia, in an effort to hide that enormous deficit, mostly caused by deals given to his own business friends.

Keeping the dirtiest of all Liberals on board as the finance minister, the master mind of dismantling British Columbia and clone of Gordon Campbell is proof enough nothing has changed other than they have upped the game of Lies, Deceit, and outright Cheating.

Grant G said...

Get stuffed Jagger, I won`t retract anything, you are running fraudulent ads, you are running ads saying the HST is 10%(past tense)....You want a piece of me, get in line Asshole...

You Mr. Jagger are a bald-faced liar and con man...Your ads are phony, go away little puny many, go play with Chris Thompson, the Quote..."Non-political economics major now law major with nothing better to do than too join your traveling liefest..

You Jagger(Smart Tax Alliance) have no effing shame, you want a retraction...Go Efff yourself!

Bring it on!

I`ll take you and your ads to court, and all the evidence will come out, including your tax history with the Liberals...

You still wanna play?...

And no, your comments will never get published here, or Chris Thompson...I hope you are getting ready for life without the HST,, and without BC Liberals.

And Mr. Providence security...Spies are everywhere..Including in your top echelon..Go ahead.. pooof, gone, history....

No more nothing.

Good Day

Grant G said...

Cut n pasted comment from Bernadette Keenan.....Read this Jagger, your lies are on the record.

1. The HST is now 10% – False
The HST is 12% and will not be 10% for three years – if ever. There will be an election before that, and even if the HST were to miraculously drop to 10% – it will still apply to hundreds more goods and services than a 12% PST/GST for a consumer tax increase of $1.6B per year. And who says it won’t go right back up again later?

2. The HST will lower taxes – False
This one is hilarious. The HST increases taxes for British Columbians by $2.8 Billion per year. That’s an average annual increase of $500 per person – or $1208 per average family – forever. Finance Minister Falcon says if his side loses he may disregard the result and expand the PST to items previously exempt – and that’s illegal. Do you really trust this guy to cut the rate if he wins?

3. The HST will save you money – False
And the tooth fairy is going to leave you a quarter under your pillow too. To get their numbers to show the HST actually “saving” you money they are calculating only “routine purchases” and that 90% of what you pay in HST will be passed back to you in lower prices. Have you seen lower prices?… We didn’t think so.

4. The HST benefits seniors – False
Seniors and people on fixed incomes are some of the hardest hit by the HST. A one time rebate of $175 if you vote in favour of their tax in exchange for paying it for the next 10-30 years of your retirement is a deal only a snake oil salesman would offer. Why take $175 when you can vote to cancel the HST and keep all your money? How dumb do they think we are?

5. The HST benefits families – False
Next to seniors, working families are hardest hit by the HST because they are among the largest consumers and have dependent children. Bribes of $175 per child when your cost is closer to $400 a year each makes you wonder if they think all of us failed math as badly as they did. And what about a single mom with two kids going to college? She gets nothing while the Premier and Finance Minister who earn big six figure salaries get the rebate. Nice.

6. Business will pay more so you can pay less – False
A temporary increase of 2% in corporate taxes will be passed on to consumers with increased prices. Either way you pay the final bill whether it’s in HST or higher prices.

7. We will owe $1.6 Billion if we cancel the HST – False
The “Independent Panel” says the HST generated $850 million more than budgeted. Setting aside that is the biggest tax grab in history, it means government already has $850 million to repay Ottawa. BC has only received $1B, and Ottawa collected $300M more in corporate taxes under the HST than under the PST. So it’s a wash. And keeping the HST would cost British Columbians alot more than killing it – over $28 Billion in new taxes in just 10 years.
Vote YES to extinguish the HST and save your province, your democracy, and your money
You have lied your face off on TV...On Radio....Your entire group has lied, spun and distorted...You can`t buy Democracy, ...Well, not this time.

Don`t let the door hit you on the way out Jagger!

Anonymous said...

As someone once commented before, that if both Michael and Gordon Campbell had followed in their father's footsteps, BC would be a much better place than it is now.

Anonymous said...

Grant, please no more pics! I so can't stand the sight of them, all of them. If you have to, maybe stickmen/women?

Grant G said...

Hope you are happy now...We have a stickman getting BURNT by the HST..

Followed by two corrupt politicians followed by a Stickman blowing his top and putting a BULLET into the HST and the BC Liberal Government!

Good Day

Anonymous said...

We knew Campbell, Hansen and Harper colluded on the HST, long before the BC election. We even knew, the BC Liberals are Conservatives. We knew Harper would give, the criminal Campbell a job. Harper did have a convicted felon working for him before. There was also money stolen, for one of Harper's campaigns. So, I guess that shouldn't be too surprising. Most disgusting of all, Harper says he is a christian. The first time I saw Harper, he gave me the willies, now I know why. He reminds me of Hitler. I say Campbell has always been, Harper's henchman.

Christy is working for Harper too. She is using the same dirty tactics, Campbell uses, to force the HST onto the people. Falcon is just another Campbell clone. Campbell pulls the strings, and Falcon dances. He will force more goods to be taxed, if we win the referendum. Nana Nana Nana. I don't see that as a worry, they have Craig James of, the corrupt Elections BC, to cheat the vote.

There is nothing beneath politicians dignity anymore. Canada is a cesspool of dirty corruption. The American people say, Harper's election win was rigged. That I do firmly believe.

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