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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Once Upon A Time

A few words from within.....

A clear path presented itself to me, tell the truth, be honest and sincere, don`t hold back bad news or deceive the people, be true to your words and do what`s best for the average Bcer and get elected to run our Province, with the abysmal record of the BC Liberals it should be a cake walk....

And if I am to criticize others for being dishonest with themselves than I too must come clean, I said in previous posts that I would support any of the NDP leaders that got the nod from the members, regardless of who they chose, after careful consideration and public feedback I retract that statement.

It`s clear from recent events that the media in this Province have already chosen the two candidates they want to fight the next election, I am not talking about party support, the media clearly wants the Christy Clark against Mike Farnworth battle.

I`ll come back to that in a bit, I was surprised with Bill Teileman`s latest story and endorsement, not so much that he endorsed Adrian Dix but the fact that he went out of his way to downplay Dix`s baggage from the 90s.....I was equally puzzled with Teileman`s next story where he offered up soft support in defense of Kash Heed...Even when the media are slamming Kash Heed, even though if it was an NDPer in Heed`s position they would have been forced to resign already, with such a cut and dried case what spawned Teileman`s support of Kash Heed?

Well...The light bulb went off, Teileman`s Dix endorsement followed with the Heed forgiveness went hand in hand, Bill Teileman is making the subtle gesture to leave the past out of battles, let`s don`t play politics, let`s forgive and forget and get along, it would be hypocritical of Teileman to chastise Heed while asking for forgiveness of Dix`s transgressions.

And transgressions is what Dix did, deliberate, premeditated document tampering to cover his butt, don`t get me wrong Adrian Dix is a good man now, he would make a fantastic minister of Health, and to be honest, if Adrian Dix had entered the race without the membership bru ha ha perhaps, just perhaps his past transgressions could be forgiven  but when you couple the two together, the membership faux pas, the back-dated memo, throw in a BC Liberal media and propaganda machine Adrian Dix becomes unelectable, ....These were my thoughts over the last week, although in my heart I know Adrian Dix would be a better premier than any of the BC Liberal candidate  but my heart doesn`t count, I am a realist, Adrian was in trouble enough with the memo issue but with the memberships, the man can`t win a general election(Maybe)...His chances are cut in half or better with the old baggage combined with the new baggage, what was Adrian thinking?

Then this morning I hear on the news about the latest Ipsos Reid poll,  I also hear about Joy Mcphail  endorsing Adrian Dix, Joy is advertised in the news as an NDP Icon and legend, well,  lo n behold Bill Good brings on Joy McPhail to explain her endorsement of Adrian Dix And despite the always bias and nasty Bill Good,  he was actually nice to Joy and fair, that`s all I ask....

Bill Good brought up the memo, he brought up the Dix membership affair, Bill Good also mentioned how he is a hard working critic Adrian Dix is....And Bill Good let Joy McPhail have a real good run at explaining her endorsement of Dix...

Joy McPhail talked well, she spoke in flowery and big sky visions for the Province, Joy McPhail  said over and over again that Adrian Dix made a mistake in the 90s, he has apologized, he has grown and matured since then, she expressed her admiration for Dix for fighting for children and seniors and traveling the Province fighting for families, children, environment, Joy spoke with passion and kind words....And I, we, real people do admire Dix for his work but....

The phone lines were opened up, and yes friends, I recognize the regular callers and I know PAB gets in too but every caller who called in thanked Joy McPhail for her hard work but totally disagreed with her take on Adrian Dix and the back-dated memo, the callers reminded Joy that what Dix did was premeditated, it was a deliberate act, Dix didn`t speak a lie, he didn`t talk with Colin Hansen type bafflegab, Dix went and tampered with documents and back-dated them, under pressure Adrian Dix buckled and cheated, there was pressure then and there is more pressure today, will Dix buckle again, couple that with memberships and Adrian not being conciliatory about said memberships....Well...

Well every caller disagreed with Joy McPhail, when they read emails at noon they were all against Joy McPhail`s Adrian Dix endorsement, I know that CKNW spins and distorts but the truth on occasion does come out...The callers and emailers kept reminding Joy Mcphail that Adrian is applying for the top job, he already went rogue under pressure once, the public, combined with the BC Liberal bias media and the rich political advertising ground that opens up with Adrian Dix makes him virtually unelectable....And for that reason I will not promote Adrian Dix or promote the NDP if Adrian is elected NDP leader....I will not write against him but I and others have fought so hard to bring forth a fresh start, to remove Carole, to re-inspire the faithful, I have put my soul into blogging against BC Liberal crimes, I have attacked their record, their sins, the lies, the back room shadows.....

The media and the BC Liberals made hay with Carole James, with Adrian Dix we have premeditated old baggage with fresh stinky new baggage with the memberships, Adrian should have brought in his memberships bit by bit, not in a lump with sacks of cash....The BC Liberals and Media will crucify Adrian Dix, I can`t save him, either can Bill Teileman or Joy McPhail....

And for those who think I am being partisan or just bitter, an Ipsos Reid poll just came out(I know, Ipsos Reid are iffy, but this poll was only about NDPers)...Farnworth is in first place, he has moved up a little, although he gets the most exposure compared to the others, and John Horgan who gets very little exposure is rising in the polls, when people meet and hear Horgan they like him, ....Adrian Dix has plummeted in the polls, the public response to Adrian Dix is similar to the response Kevin Falcon gets, either you like him or hate him, and the haters won`t budge, but the point being is Adrian Dix has fallen back to a distant 4th place and falling, Farnworth, Horgan, Simons, Dix, Larsen and Lali in that order....In fact only Farnworth and Horgan have positive ratings, and....The public hasn`t even met Horgan yet!

As for Adrian Dix, the public does know him, they have had the infamous memo burned in their brain and now the membership bru-ha-ha.....I am listening to the public on this one...I put too much energy  into change, into this blog, we are on a cusp of a fresh start and new Government, all you contributors have put in major efforts to get us here, the internal battle, the members revolt, the name calling, blog friends who now hate me, we have given too much blood to lose with Adrian Dix...

The media want Farnworth and Clark, Farnworth can win, his baggage is minor but......But if the battle is Christy Cluck Cluck Clark against Mike Farnworth it will be nasty, Farnworth will thump Christy Clark, Horgan would annihilate Clark...But if the ad battle gets nasty....

Christy Clark and her families first agenda against Mike Farnworth the gay man....Clark and others will try and capitalize on that with subtle innuendo...It may backfire on the Clark Campaign if they play the gay card....My point is simple, I can support Farnworth but Horgan remains my number 1 choice, no baggage, a wife, two sons, family man, cancer survivor, great speaker and very prolific with Government files and his portfolios, almost a spotless record and it eliminates the memo ads, bulk membership ads, family, understanding family, sexuality, the next BC Election campaign will be the dirtiest drag out brawl you`ll have ever seen, I guarantee that...

Adrian Dix can`t win, he opens up many new and old cans of worms, the media will destroy Dix....If Farnworth gets the nod, he can win but if the battle is close the gay card will be played both subtle and forceful through third party advertisers, I guarantee that...

Horgan can`t be hurt on those issues, when the public hears Horgan speak in clear terms, with style and finesse, free of scandal and baggage,....I will support and endorse all BC NDP candidates except Adrian Dix...He is unelectable and is already tainted in the eyes of the public...And honesty starts at home and I am bearing all to you and retracting my earlier statement about endorsing any NDPer....And changing it to....Anyone but Adrian Dix and that includes Dana Larsen over Dix.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals Attempt to Pull the Rabbit out of the Hat, Again!

What a day folks, sometimes I wake up in the morning and think I have left earth and gone to some parallel universe and end up on a Bizzarro Earth....A place where everything is upside down and what`s good is bad, right is wrong.....

The Kash Heed affair, no other politician in BC (except Paul Ramsey) History, would still be a sitting MLA....Anyone else would have resigned, an NDPer, So Cred...Even a Conservative would resign, with Kash Heed and the BC Liberals now hiding again behind the courts, what a shame, what a pathetic shame by an illegal Government .....Christmas eve Kash Heed filed with the Supreme court to nullify BC`s Election act on a whim...Heed is claiming ignorance saying....

I can`t force Satpal Johl(Heed`s Campaign money manager) to re-submit his Election budget and I believe it`s right and won`t change it


I`m paraphrasing but that is the gist of Heed`s defense to Election`s BC rules....Doesn`t Heed get it, his campaign broke the law and got caught, whether Heed knew all the details or not he bears ultimate responsibility, the penalty is his MLASHIP....Heed must resign...PERIOD...

Think of the irony, the Gordon Campbell Liberals used the courts for 7 years in a "Mock BC Rail" to keep prying eyes off the BC Rail theft, then they used the courts to kill the information and kill the BC Rail trial, we were told the story would come out in court and when it was getting close the trial was killed before the second witness testified, a huge settlement cost, no punishment, no answers, we have De Jong, Gordon Campbell and Christy Cluck Clark, Falcon, Abbott and the CKNW stooges all telling us that no BC Rail public inquiry is required, nothing to see, move along and, ......

And now we have Kash Heed and the BC Liberals using the same court that stifled information on BC Rail to stifle and suspend BC Election laws!

No money for an inquiry, nothing to learn, we were told by Mike De Jong that the abuse of process must stop, needless litigation on behalf of Government, wasting tax payer`s dollars, ...You tell me, who is picking up Kash Heed`s legal fees?...BIZZARRO LAND!

So I am bouncing through some blogs and was shocked to see you know who praising the "Apologist" Keith Baldrey...Calling him a straight shooter and upstanding ethical journalist...My Gawd...Who`s drinking the Kool-Aid now?...I won`t dwell on that topic, I said my bit, my question to you is...If someone actually believes Baldrey and his spin, can you trust anyone who believes Baldrey is a "straight Shooter"....Talk about delusional...

My rant earlier about the tsunami and the HST messaging from the BC Liberals and media....I told you about Bill Good thumping his desk and promoting the HST both today and yesterday, well it gets better, I heard on the news(CKNW)...The BC Government has put together a so-called independent panel to study the HST...Report back to Government..And ultimately publish the results of this "Independent" panel to the people of BC by mid April...Well folks, as soon as I heard this story my radar started beeping, I have a few questions..

1)How much is this independent study going to cost.

2)Who pays for this independent study.

3)If the Province pays, does one not pay for the results they want?

OK...Have I got your attention, let me first say friends...Can Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals insult us anymore than this latest so-called independent study....I did a little cursory research and needed to go no further...This study will be laughable, independence will be a myth, what we have is another Jack Mintz type fraud being perpetrated on the public...Let me explain...you`ll figure it out quickly too...

There will be 4 members on this so-called independent panel...

John Richards from SFU...In case you are not familiar with his work...He writes regularly for no other than The C D HOWE Institue...A right wing neo-con lower business taxes and load the bills on the public think tank, a Fraser Institute clone..

Tracy Redies...President and CEO of Coast Capital Credit Union....And did not the BC Liberals just remove the minimum bank tax in British Columbia, that amounts to a yearly savings of $75 million dollars for BC`s profitable banks.

Jim Dinning..A Alberta Conservative, he held office in Alberta, he is also connected to the Federal Conservatives who brought in our BC HST...Jim Dinning also sits on the boards of Directors for a half dozen big Companies, including energy companies.

And finally..George Morfitt...A man connected to BC Liquor, to BC Gaming, don`t let me bore you...Let`s have the articulate Norman Farrell tell us about George Morfitt

This my friends is another BC Liberal fraud in the making...You have on this so-called independent panel, a CD Howe writer...You have a rich Banker who gained big time over Campbell`s removal of the banking tax...You have an Alberta Conservative that sits on many Board of Directors of big companies, and it`s big companies that benefit from the HST....And we have George Morfitt who has left fingerprints in BC Liberal mud pies all over this Province..

No representative from the building industry...No one from the food industry..No one from border towns, no one representing Joe Average...There is no one on that panel who has money trouble, you have a bunch of people sucking pensions, fingers in pies, multi rich, and or ties to the Government who brought us the HST against our will.

Every BC Liberal should bow their head in shame for offering up this fraud as independent...We truly have entered Bizzarro World!

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Where are you Hiding Gordon Campbell?

The Province of British Columbia has turned into a sad pathetic joke.....Kash Heed`s entire Election team is being charged with obstruction of justice, filing false reports, charges of producing and distributing illegal campaign fyers .
And now thanks to FOI requests released by the NDP  it has been revealed that Kash Heed was asked by Election`s BC to re-submit accurate accounting of his election spending...The first request from Election`s BC came back in February 2010...Nearly a year ago....

Two more mail requests have since been sent to Kash Heed...The latest was a December 2/2010 letter sent to Kash Heed telling him to respect Election``s BC laws regarding financing and Election rules, the last letter sent had stern warnings to Kash Heed to comply or surrender his MLAship.....

Kash Heed not only failed to respond to requests from Election`s BC but Kash Heed filed court papers in an attempt to run the clock and avoid the consequences....

This cannot stand...The potential new BC Liberal leaders have no authority to punish Kash Heed but....

But Gordon Campbell does...Campbell might be resigning soon but the responsibility for Government, the responsibility for discipline and the rule of law, not only the rule of law but the perception that MLAs are above the law and don`t have to abide the rules and regulations that you and I do....

Gordon Muir Campbell.....If you are unable to force Kash heed from office, or if you refuse to remove Kash Heed from office you are aiding and abetting criminal activity and are endorsing an illegal Government!

I am calling on you Gordon Campbell to make a substantive statement about Kash Heed and make the tough decision, if you are unable or unwilling to make the management decision regarding discipline than I and the people of British Columbia demand that you step down Gordon Campbell and appoint a temporary caretaker premier to do the people`s work...Your silence on the issue Gordon Campbell reeks of corruption...

Do the right thing Gordon Campbell or get lost....A dysfunctional Government is bad enough, to have a BC Liberal MLA illegally holding office is totally unacceptable...

MAN UP GORDON CAMPBELL.....Or hits the bricks and resign!(TODAY)


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BC Liberal Pimps..Keith Baldrey/Bill Good/ AGT...Backstabbers and Stooges

Pressure mounts, bit by bit the BC Liberal propaganda machine pushes back and attacks democracy, people`s anger is slowly subdued, the drum beats messaging from the enemies....

Many have said to me...Don`t go after fellow bloggers....And I ask why, the enemy is everywhere....I am going to give you some current examples of pure hypocrisy...

Today AGT is defending Keith Baldrey, AGT defends Baldrey`s opinion and calls him a straight shooter, AGT also downplays Baldrey`s wife role in Government..

For a so-called "rebel" AGT has shown his true colours today, everybody with even a few connected brain cells knows that the "apologist" Keith Baldrey is a full blown BC Liberal stooge, in fact Baldrey with Palmer and other Global stooges regularly plot as to how to manipulate each and every story into a BC Liberal plus, Baldrey distorts, lies through mis-information and rewriting of past history...Anyone who calls Baldrey a straight shooter has either no brains or an agenda...

AGT`s agenda is to elect the BC Liberal party...As soon as the leadership battle for the Liberals ends, AGT will be in full force electioneering(for the Liberals)....Despite AGT going after Clark and Campbell over BC Rail...The truth be known, Gordon Campbell snubbed AGT and it became personal, as soon as Campbell is out of the picture AGT will go about trying to elect NPAers and BC Liberals...And if AGT denies these facts he`s lying to himself, or he is the biggest idiot online..(Or both)

AGT is a big flip-flopper...Last year he attacked Bill Good...Then he praised Bill Good thinking he might secure a radio spot, only when Bill Good dissed AGT again that he flipped back into the I Hate Vanilla Bill Good Camp...

That is how AGT  works, a back stabber, a brown noser, a suck face for favours, AGT will throw away all his beliefs for polical favour...It`s tacky and cheap....Maybe Baldrey will buy AGT lunch and they can re-hash the glory years under the corrupt BC Liberals!

I talked about the slow drum beat from PAB and the stooges...Today on CKNW news...The news department was advertising more drivel...CKNW news...according to the conference board of Canada..BC is second on the consumer confidence index.....This is the type of mis-information that gets spewed to the public everyday...No mention about restaurants closing, no mention of 22,500 full time jobs vanishing in BC Last month, no mention of the 15,000 jobs lost this month....What we have is the slow drum beat...

The HST...Everyone hates the HST, the Government and the media keep pushing the HST as good...CKNW and Bill Good is the biggest HST pimp in the province, Bill Good is the enemy of the people and should be jailed for mis-information...If you haven`t figured out the pattern...Bill Good spends weeks and weeks promoting a brutal tax...Then Bill Good plays the cool line for a week and like a tsunami....CKNW and a tsunami the HST push keeps returning over and over again to CKNW,,Disgusting, partisan lying and mis-information...

Yesterday Bill Good had on the owner of Carmello`s restaurant on for a segment, the segment was how the restaurant owner loves the HST...He claims the drinking driving penalties hurt his business and not the HST...Also on that segment was BC Liberal MLA/..Ralph Sultan from West Vancouver, and of course Sam the Scam called in....

The same tired old arguments were brought forward, Sam the scam talked about "No legitimate economists are against the HST'.........Even the restaurant owner didn`t praise the HST, he merely said it didn`t hurt his high end food slop joint...But the most interesting part of yesterday`s segment was from Ralph Sultan(BC Liberal old MLA)..

Ralph Sultan said..And I quote....

"Even if the people vote against the HST in September`s referendum it will take years to unwind the HST" SNIP

Today on the Bill Good show he continued beating the drum promoting the HST, this time his guest was from the taxpayers association, they are in favour of the HST because it lowers business tax...Although they want the rate to consumers lowered by at least 2 1/2 points to make it fairer for consumers...The drum will beat everyday on CKNW promoting the HST...They have a political agenda, Bill Good lives and breathes inside Gordon Campbell`s underwear...That will never change...

But I really wanted to talk about what Ralph Sultan said on the Bill Good show(Monday January/24th)...Ralph Sultan said even if the HST is defeated by the people it will takes years to unwind!...

The HST isn`t going anywhere with BC Liberals in charge, .....There is a showdown going on in Ottawa over the upcoming budget, Harper and the CONservatives are running record deficits, they have added more debt to Canada than any other Government in Canadian history...Their upcoming budget is proposing massive corporate tax cuts...The NDP and Federal Liberals are talking about rejecting the budget over the corporate tax cuts....Corporate tax cuts.....

Wake up people, corporate taxes are going to be lowered, that means two things, ether massive cuts to transfer payments and cuts to services or more consumer taxes....

And what that means for BC.....It means the feds want and will need the HST, it means that the BC Liberals won`t enshrine in law that the HST referendum will be binding, the BC Liberals will leave the door open for the big business lobby to sue the HST referendum results...Let`s go back to what LONG TIME BC LIBERAL MLA from WEST Vancouver Ralph Sultan said just yesterday...

"Even if the HST gets defeated in the referendum it will take years to unwind"snip

That my friends is BC Liberal truth, that`s why the BC Liberals won`t make the referendum binding in the legislature, that`s why there was no fall session, ....That`s why none of the BC Liberal leaders want to talk about the HST...Shouldn`t the legislature be opened up today to discuss the HST and what happens after it`s defeated in the referendum....

Ralph Sultan also said we would have to pay back Ottawa and cut services and pass debt onto future generations....

So because of the Effinng liars and criminals Gordon Campbell and Colin Hansen and Stephen Harper...They are quickly lowering corporate taxes left right and center, they are cranking up Federal and Provincial deficits...The debts and deficits are money shortfalls caused by lowering corporate tax rates to the unsustainable level...

So as soon as Harper goes through with further corporate tax rate drops, the Federal kitty will be empty, the Provincial kitty will remain empty and Bill Good..AGT...Baldrey and the other Neo-Con Criminals will continue to beat the drum on the HST and how great it is .....

Well my fine feathered friends, the gambit will fail, Harper and corporate tax cuts are reckless and dangerous, record deficits and a shaky world, Canada lowers corporate tax rates, China lowers corporate tax rates, Americans lower corporate tax rates, the race to the bottom....Conservatives can`t run a country, they are fiscal idiots, record surpluses to record deficits, BC Liberals went from record commodity prices to record debt, record deficits around the world and Neo-cons are competing to lower corporate taxes around the world...We can`t win that game...

John Horgan and the NDP are a lock to win the next election, Harper will never get his majority and the corporate tax cuts must be stopped, the BC Liberal leaders need to tell the truth on the HST...I want to hear from George Abbott, Christy Clark, Kevin Falcon..

I want them to answer this question(Today)...What happens the day after the HST is defeated in the referendum...If the answer isn`t the HST will be gone immediately then Recall will continue until the BC Liberals are removed from Government.....

Every BC Liberal MLA is lying their face off about getting rid of the HST....Bill Good and Keith Baldrey are the biggest BC Liberal pimps in the BC....AGT is playing the public and will soon be pimping for the BC Liberals.

And unless we go hard at Stephen Harper`s Fiscal idiocy, unless we make it clear to every BC Liberal that the HST must go or there will be 85 MLAs elected and there might be but 5 BC Liberals...Payback is a bitch!

And I...We...You...We are not interested in being a third world banana republic rife with Government corruption at the expense of quality of life and freedom......Corporations want a low tax rate...Go drill and pillage on the moon, you want to live in a Canadian paradise....You can pay your fair share...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Dark Skies are Behind Us

Well what can I say, cranky, bitchy, taking a strip off of everyone including my friends, let`s just say I always had that problem, a short fuse.....

The BC Liberal leadership race has become a complete spectacle, a comedy of errors and now for some, desperation and a hail Mary pass, I` ll  come back to Cluck Cluck Clark in a moment, Mike De Jong, rumours are saying Mike De Jong has incredible sign up numbers and could surprise a few in the leadership race, apparently his support is concentrated with Indo Canadian members.......I find the thought of Mike De Jong ever becoming premier amusing, I remember De Jong trying to explain away BC Rail plea, the story changed more often than a new baby`s diaper, slow methodical word choosing from De Jong that changed every day, De Jong is the master of speaking without saying anything.....De Jong is running third.....

Remember the media freaking out about Adrian Dix and his memberships......The NDP sign up ended early to give all candidates a chance to woo over new and existing NDP members, also a chance for party renewal and it worked, 12,000 members to nearly 30 thousand members, various groups bringing in many new members, the short cut off time actually prevents cheating, Dix may have skirted the rules but that`s OK, karma will bite Dix, there are more than enough long term NDP members to make the difference in a one member one vote contest, all potential leaders need help from the others to win, let the best man win..

Kevin Falcon has corporate friends advertising on their web sites for him, in fact even a contact lens maker has emailed clients asking them to join the party and vote for Kevin, my impression of Falcon`s campaign is one of curiosity, the Falcon strategy is one of power, corporate power, heavyweights in the BC Liberal party, mining, banking, food and industry.....As a power play Kevin Falcon has destroyed his competition, if the prize was only the BC Liberal leadership and not premier of British Columbia Kevin would already be crowned....There is only one problem, the public despise Falcon and it`s just nature, Falcon can`t be turned into charm or warmth, he will remain a frog not kissed .....A very difficult choice for members, Falcon wins the battle, Falcon loses the war...

George Abbott, that`s the buzz, with the weighted system the BC Liberals are adopting in their nomination process has George over the top, and as a partisan nothing pleases me more, I have so many mental pictures of Abbott in the House grinning and laughing and talking about ferries when asked about hospital closures, his demeanor, that smarmy grin on his face, I can`t imagine an easier candidate to beat, Abbott, like Falcon are too connected to the Campbell Liberals, Falcon to business and Abbott to the old guard, the problem is all their MLAs are guilty by association, Abbott could win with 30 new MLAs but he can`t save their motely crew, nobody can carry the BC Liberal baggage across the finish line, whoever becomes Liberal leader and premier will be nothing but a blip in time, maybe that blip in time is enough for some candidates...

Christy Clark, well if you haven`t heard the bad news let me be the first to tell you, the Clark election team have resorted to throwing the hail Mary pass, that`s right, desperation has set in, the new sensation turned out to be a bust, the word out there is...Christy can`t convert the base, she doesn`t have the numbers, fascinating, the most likely candidate to have any chance in hell out of beating the NDP(Still would be a long shot) but with BC Rail dogging her and the Conservative base in that party, if Clark wins the BC Liberal leadership the party severs and it`s a guaranteed NDP win....Yet Clark is the only one with enough charm to fool the public, or does she..

Today, at about  3:08 pm.....On CKNW.......Here`s the deal, Christy Clark has no MLA support, yet Christy Clark is Gordon Campbell`s preferred successor, interesting, ....Clark can`t win, there are roughly 50,000 Liberal members, Clark has maxed out and is well short of votes, she can`t win, or can she...

All the media rabble about the NDP sign up, the BC Liberals have had a tainted sign up going on for a month, and it`s still going on, Christy Clark can`t win unless....Unless by hook or by crook she finds new members, $10 dollars and 10 minutes and you are a member....I guarantee you folks that there will be a membership sign up dispute among the BC Liberals before anything gets decided....

Where was I...Oh...I just heard another ad for Christy Clark on CKNW.....The first ad had Pamela Martin saying...

Hi, I`m Pamela Martin, I just joined my first political party, for $10 dollars and 10 minutes you too can join the BC Liberal party and vote for Christy, Christy is for families and change......

 Then of course  the disclaimer follows the ad..

This was a paid ad authorized by financial agent so in so of the Christy Clark campaign.

cknw audio vault here, cue up January/24th/3:00pm...(3:08ish)

And I just heard a second ad on CKNW for Chrity Clark, 10 minutes and $10 dollars you can join the BC Liberals and vote for Christy Clark, this ad was in Christy`s voice saying the same thing...I haven`t heard any other candidate from either side besides Christy Clark that stooped to that level....The only reason Christy is running ads is...... She must get by hook or by crook more new members to vote for her and.....

And near the end when desperation reaches a frenzied peak some candidate with more money than brains will find a way for new memberships to come in, when a speech, an ad, a idea, when nothing else will work to turn a candidate`s fortune around.........When nothing else works and when it comes down to memberships.....Mischief will occur!

Personally friends, the media mocked the NDP about membership and new member rules, the 90 day cut off...The NDP way is much fairer to long standing members, their voice and vote isn`t drowned out by a low brow Christy Clark type move, the attempt to flood the room with memberships....

I am not too sure about the ethics,but for CKNW to be running paid leadership ads on Christy Clark, in her voice, in Pamela Martin`s voice, almost begging for people to visit her site, whip out the credit card and join, ...And if you missed it..... A rather suspect story  was on CKNW news last night, Sunday night...This is almost unbelievable...

Last night on CKNW radio news, played more than once, ....I`m paraphrasing here

..Christy Clark`s web site has been hit by hackers, the hackers are apparently from Tunisia, there is shouting and singing....The Clark Campaign are unsure why the Tunisians have hacked into her site, the links still work and the team expects to clear the web site soon....Blab blab blab...I heard nothing about it today...To me...It appears Christy Clark is using her Pamela Martin shill and her name and CKNW to help her chances in a very tacky way....And what better way to get news listeners to a web site than by telling listeners Christy Clark`s web site has been hacked by Tunisian anarchists!

Only to start on the very next day on cknw a series of tacky ads begging for membership sign ups...And redirecting them to the very same Tunisian hijacked Christy Clark web site.....Me thinks somebody playing games.

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John Horgan to restore Arts Funding!

Below is a  PRESS RELEASE from the HORGAN CAMPAIGN

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan outlined his position on arts funding in British Columbia. “Under the B.C. Liberals, arts funding has become a budgetary afterthought. As a result, the arts community has suffered and citizens have been denied opportunities to experience arts and culture programs, festivals and performances,” said Horgan.

Horgan said that under his leadership, an NDP government would:
• Restore BC Arts Council funding to $19.5 million (2008/09 levels),
• Maintain the $7 million Arts Legacy Fund over the 2011/12 and 2012/13 fiscal year,
• Establish an all-party committee of the legislature charged with engaging the arts community on funding and policy development,
• Make a long-term commitment to bring our province’s arts funding up to the national average, and work toward establishing stable, multi-year funding for arts groups

“We are fortunate to have a vibrant and innovative arts community, but it cannot continue to sustain cuts to funding and ever changing rules of engagement with the provincial government. We need to take a far more practical approach to arts funding in this province,” said Horgan. “Stable funding and on-going dialogue is the way ahead and I am committed to that course.”

Horgan recently met with a representative from the Victoria Pro-Art Alliance, an advocacy group made up of Victoria’s professional arts organizations and is committed to meeting with other arts organizations throughout the province.

Horgan was a member of the Legislature’s Standing Committee on Finance from 2006-2009.  This committee tours the province annually, hearing recommendations from individuals and organizations in advance of the provincial budget.  This committee has made strong recommendations to the Minister of Finance to maintain arts funding. To date the BC Liberals have ignored those recommendations.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Get your Head out of the Clouds!

No friends, I will not give Vaughn Palmer any kudos for helping bury Kash Heed, sometimes the crimes and actions of individuals are so egregious that the facts speak for themselves, Vaughn Palmer didn`t chase down Kash Heed, in fact the Vancouver Sun and all the big media have been praising Kash Heed ever since he joined the Campbell crime family.....

Kash Heed, Barinder Sall, Peter Dhillion, Sameer Ismail, Dinesh Khanna, and Satpal Johl, Jerry Heed, they were all caught playing illegal games, they flew too close to the sun and got roasted to a crisp, at this point in time it doesn`t matter who the major/minor player in the election fraud was, as an election team they all lose, Kash Heed will lose his MLAship and if he fights in court will lose a whole bunch of money too..

It wasn`t Vaughn Palmer who beat the drum over the Kash Heed affair, the John Les affair, another guilty BC Liberal that the big media let go, Palmer,Baldrey and Good ignore the John Les case...Let me be clear, the special prosecutor in the John Les case didn`t clear Les or exonerate him, what the prosecutor said was..

We can`t prove that John Les ordered his Chilliwack city council to break laws that benefited John Les, despite the terrible optics, we can`t prove John Les profited through guile and influence, it`s possible that Chilliwack city hall employees were merely naive and it`s just a coincidence that John Les profited..

That was the gist of the special prosecutor`s report on John Les scandal, the three stooges quickly shuffled that story away and it`s likely we will never see it again,  Kash Heed is trying the same defense, it wasn`t me, it was my employees who acted alone to advance my career....

I am sick and tired of the media and especially Baldrey/Palmer and Good downplaying every BC Liberal scandal, just yesterday Bill Good said to a angry caller who called the Liberals corrupt....Bill Good said...and I quote.."Do you have proof"?...The caller then mentioned BC Rail, the HEU contract and Campbell`s drunk driving....To which Bill Good responded back...."Gordon Campbell has been elected twice since then"......

In other words the stooges are prepared to forgive all BC Liberal crimes...

Listen up stooges....BC Rail we were told for years was "Before the courts, the whole truth will come out"?....Well? We had no trial and we never heard the story, the tearing up of the HEU was before the court for years, the United Nations chastised the BC Liberals for breaking laws, breaking human right laws, .......

Let me remind you how the HEU scandal went down, in 2001...Before the election Gordon Campbell promised to honour the HEU contract, in fact Gordon Campbell put that promise down on paper, he did an interview with the Guardian magazine and made that promise....Campbell wins the 2001 election....What did Campbell do a year later?

Gordon Habitual Liar Campbell called a secret Saturday late night session at the Legislature with just him and his cabinet in attendance, no media, just Campbell and the wrecking crew....What they did next was....They passed a bill and had a contract shredding party among themselves...9000 workers fired overnight, the HEU law suit was then filed by the union..

The case went all the way to the supreme court of Canada where Gordon Campbell in 2008 lost the case, $20 million dollars in legal fees to fight the union, a money settlement of another $90 million dollars to make amends, ...What happened to Vaughn Palmer covering that story, the Campbell Government had $20- million dollars to fight the HEU all the way to the supreme court of Canada yet has no money for a BC Rail inquiry!

Vaughn Palmer, Baldrey/Bill Good, those political hacks today are screaming about BC Rail, but what they are screaming is... "No inquiry, no inquiry"  nothing to see, nothing to learn, move along....I say to you that Vaughn Palmer is smart enough to know that Kash Heed is going down and merely jumped on the band wagon, the fact that Vaughn Palmer wrote a critique of Heed does not mean that Palmer has changed his ways and will now report sightings of the Sun, he won`t, it`s damage control...Heed is toast and now, expendable ...

The Vancouver Sun ran a editorial(no author) the other day, it talks about how BC`s debt rose from $35 billion dollars in 2005 to to over $50 billion today

Where was that story during the last election writ period, Vaughn Palmer, Baldrey and Bill Good are fully aware of the extent of BCs runaway debt under the BC Liberals, yet they keep chiming in about the 90s and how great the BC Liberals are as money managers when no party/no Government in the history of British Columbia has added so much debt so quickly as the Campbell Liberals.....BC Rail theft was a crime that needs a complete inquiry(not a simple review about paying legal fees) ..The Stooges are in total agreement..NO BC RAIL PUBLIC INQUIRY!...Yet 90% of the public are demanding an inquiry...

John Les was guilty(IMO)...John Les used the "It`s not me defense, it`s my bad employees who were greasing my bank accounts through land releases, it`s not my fault my employees broke laws that benefitted me"

That John Les defense was pathetic, the shredding of the HEU contract was a sleazy midnight move that the media failed to properly  report and actually endorsed, Kash Heed is guilty on many counts and must take responsibility....Colin Hansen is a bold faced liar, Christy Clark is a bold faced liar, Falcon is a liar, De Jong can`t keep his lies Straight, Abbott is also a liar, Bill Good, Vaughn Palmer,Keith Baldrey are all liars....They lie with false facts and lie through omission, they lie about people leaving BC in the 90s, they lie about housing starts and job growth in the 90s,......I am tired of them lying Liberals when we have the numbers, Will McMartin can confirm.


Don`t get me wrong, I am not taking credit for the Kash Heed story, I didn`t uncover the facts only reported them factually, last year!....

The BC Liberals have had cost over runs on everything the Government has built, nothing is on time or on budget, we have a Canada line losing money, the Golden Ears bridge is bleeding money, the Convention center is bleeding money, we were lied to about Olympic security costs, we have been lied to over and over again on those costs and ongoing costs... While friends of the premier Ken Dobell and Patrick Kinsella have been involved with most of  Gordon Campbell`s contentious builds or sell-offs! I get tired of the carte blanc permission and get out of jail free cards big media issues to the Liberals.

Vaughn Palmer is two-bit stooge who has produced mainly garbage articles for years, his credibility is gone, Palmer with those stunts of re-posting stories about Vander Zalm 20 plus years later, all in an attempt to smear, real classy Vaughn! Keith Baldrey has no credibility, he lost it years ago as did Bill Good....Palmer/Good/Baldrey...No talent, no skills, no ability except the ability to lie their faces off!

And I will repeat this again, ...A few are upset with my comment at Laila`s place....Opposition`s can`t tell their every move years before the election, any good ideas get stolen by the sitting Government, imagine you have two executives vying to be the new boss at a company, you wouldn`t tell your opponent what your new mouse trap does!...............Despite the writing`s of Laila`s contributors...They write of ethics, they write of the future and the community garden, they write of forgetting the politics, just bring all the great ideas forward and get along as one big happy family....

And Santa Clause is coming to town too....That`s not life, I worked, worked hard only to have company men or the bosses relation`s take credit for my work, I have been laid off while lazy unskilled relatives of the owners move up...I have had red dots placed beside my name, over and over again superintendents or foreman have advanced their positions on the backs of others workers sweat...The same thing in politics...Laila`s post was about why the NDP leaders aren`t bringing forward major policy, well Laila....There is no election, you don`t turn over your cards and plans this early in the game, no ill wind intended Laila...We need your work, it sizzles, forgive my passion.

Life isn`t fair, politics is a blood sport, the stooges get no forgiveness from me, when the election writ gets dropped the stooges and the big media will go back to their tired routine and lie about the 90s, the BC Liberal debt machine will be hidden and all we will hear is about fast ferries and the 90s...

John Les..GUILTY...Kash Heed..GUILTY..Ken Dobell..GUILTY..Patrick Kinsella..GUILTY..Gordon Campbell..GUILTY LYING SON OF A BITCH WHO DESERVES A LONG PAINFUL ILLNESS BEFORE HIS ULTIMATE DEATH! (IMO)..

Palmer/Baldrey/Good/CKNW/CTV/GLOBAL/CANWEST....Guilty of failing to report real news, guilty of not presenting facts, guilty of shamelessly lying and promoting a corrupt Government...


And if anyone wants to compare me to the king of bloggers Alex G Tsakumis(For being nasty and gloaty) .....Have at her...I have been called worse, not much.

Let me put it this way, I am sick and tired of the media ignoring BC Liberal crimes, I am tired of Reid, Schrek, Farrell and others who dwell in the Carole James pout brigade, I am tired of people who lose focus and fall back into the same old media trap....Like the never ending story of internal strife in the NDP...A NON STORY....Things were worse in the BC Liberal camp, the media,  BILL GOOD will talk forever about the NDP strife, Good will yammer away for years about how the NDP can`t govern because they fight,.......Baldrey was still trying to play up the nasty bloggers and email threats story on Craig James, that`s right, if the Adrian Dix and Kash Heed story didn`t surface Balderdash was going after anti-hsters again. Baldrey, Global news and Vaughn the pawn Palmer will carry on with their apologetic ways, every sin will be forgiven, even today on the Sean Leslie show...Not one word on the Kash Heed scandal.....But Sean Leslie had plenty to say about Adrian Dix`s membership sign up....You see the pattern friends, the actions of an NDP wannabe leader Dix is getting more attention than a Illegally elected Kash Heed who has been caught in a web of lies and obstruction.........Could you imagine if it was Leonard Krog under that cloud, or any NDPer , the howls from the media would never stop.

So friends, be prepared to wallow in the mud and fight dirty or get used to the sidelines...We have a job to do. 

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Sharpest Knife in the Drawer

I can`t believe it folks, another blockbuster week for the Straight Goods, the Kash Heed affair has come full circle, it`s not a question of if Kash Heed is removed from office but when.....

The silence from Gordon Campbell on Kash Heed is "deafening"....I don`t want to rehash the whole scandal but in a nut shell...

Kash Heed is an idiot, his entire election team have been caught lying, fudging the books, direct links and paperwork tying the Kash Heed campaign key players to the illegal hate pamphlets that were sent out, some even hand delivered... Illegal disgusting Nazi type of propaganda designed throw the election, we have proof of false and mis-leading documents being submitted to Elections BC, now we have another direct link to a millionaire cranberry farmer Peter Dhillion who paid another   $7500 dollars to the printing outfit in Richmond via Barinder Sall and Sameer Ismail while denying  he even knew Kash Heed....... That`s hilarious, Peter Dhillion is not only seen with Kash Heed but photographed with him on stage celebrating that election victory! Kash Heed and Peter Dhillion on stage together, arm and arm celebrating Heed`s fraudulent election victory, the photograph on Barinder Sall`s personal camera phone.......How many more lies, half truths, shaky stories, my dog ate my homework...Whatever....In other words, we have several obstruction of justice charges, we have illegal hate pamphlets, we have breach of trust, lying to the police, we have false accounting papers submitted to Elections BC, we have Kash Heed using the furniture allowance money to pay Barinder Sall and Sameer Ismail, pay them for what?, Sameer states the payment is for designing the anti-ndp hate literature.....We have a mix of criminal charges and Election law breaches, either way.....

What we have is shocking and Kash Heed cannot morally hold office, a not guilty plea would mean that Heed would probably serve out his term(with pay) for the entire 4 years, this can`t stand, the premier of BC must strip Kash Heed of his MLAship....And finally, if Kash Heed chooses to fight in court, Kash Heed if found guilty or negligent, or ignorant of the process he bears ultimate responsibility, Kash Heed will HAVE to PAY all his own lawyer fees and court costs, both sides!.....Do you feel lucky Kash Heed?....Roll the dice or resign!..Man up Gordon Campbell, discipline your party or resign, I am not interested in hearing your throne speech and budget while you remain silent on a dysfunctional, corrupt, illegal Government.

I digress, look folks, we called this day last year, Kash Heed is done, John Les should have been charged and removed from office too, the deaf dumb and blind office boss defense won`t fly with Heed, the John Les investigation was botched, in my opinion the special prosecutor Robin Mcfee failed the public and ignored the evidence, John Les knows what he did, his staff, wink, nod and envelope slide and deals are made, after the "Mock BC Rail Trial" the public won`t accept more justice denied! ...

You may well be a critic of the RCMP Kash, who isn`t, your conspiracy theory is bogus, put up or resign!

The Adrian Dix affair, well, what a bunch of media noise and whining, I can remember when there was only the 6 BC Liberal flunkies vying to take over Campbell`s corruption party, before any NDPers had even entered the leadership race  there was all the talk from Falcon, Clark, De Jong, Abbott, all the talk about using their Indo-Canadian roots(insert laughter here), the yammering on the radio from these clowns about signing up new members for their party, Cluck Cluck on radio begging listeners to pull out their credit card and join the BC Liberals and vote for  Christy..WEE WEE WEE...It was shameful, everything was fine with the big media and cknw as long as it was BC Liberals signing up people by hook or by crook but .....Oh the humanity if a NDPer signed up thousands of new members....

Harry Lali, he claimed success with sign ups and jumped in the game first, now Harry is whining like a school girl, well folks, first off Harry Lali was never going to win, that should make David Schrek and Ian Reid giddy with joy...

Let me be perfectly clear, the big media didn`t care about BC Liberal bulk membership sign ups, it appears to me that it`s only bad if the NDP did it...Typical double standard media!

As for Adrian Dix, you see folks it doesn`t matter, it`s called Karma, Adrian Dix won`t be leader, the remaining NDPers will see that the same big media will crucify Adrian Dix, when someone like Lali realizes his chances are up his sign ups will be directed towards the one and only John Horgan....

It`s estimated that Adrian brought in about 5000 sign ups, impressive, add that to the 12,000 existing members and....And what most don`t realize is that there was another 7500 NDP sign ups, bringing the total to 24,000 thousand members!..

And isn`t that amazing, the media, the whiners, the Schrek`s, the Reid`s, the Carole James`s pout brigade, all these fools who claimed the NDP cut their throat by dumping the perennial loser Carole James yet to this watcher of the world it appears that the public have never ever had more interest in the NDP....Carole`s gone and people want to join, I would expect that Schrek and Reid will finally jump on this winning party, better late than never!

Meanwhile, who`s talking, who`s making common sense, not new family holidays, not merit pay for teachers, not kids voting, not town meetings, not rhetoric....No one is talking about the real issues except one....Horgan.....

John Horgan.....We here at the Straight Goods have talked taxing issues with Mr. Horgan in the past and he is the only one prepared to take on the issue, not the smoke and mirrors bullshit but real cause and effect...Horgan will start a tax commission, one to study Government revenue sources, who pays what, what we need for Government programs, Horgan has vowed to investigate and mitigate taxation through stealth, through MSP premiums and the one he is most familiar with, Taxation through BC Hydro rates..

Let me be perfectly clear, Horgan will (If Premier) remove the HST if the people vote the tax down, but Horgan isn`t just making statements, in his latest news release it`s very clear Horgan recognizes that the Campbell Liberal taxation regime is benefiting the few while harming the many, BC Hydro energy contracts that siphon money right out of the country, Teck Cominco, massive profits and it matters not what their tax rate is they won`t lower consumer prices, Carbon taxes, user fees, MSP premiums, Hydro rates, Ferry rates, eco fees and now the HST while BC has never shed so many jobs so quickly, at a time of traditional employment gains BC lost 22,500 jobs, full time jobs...

Horgan is not one to bullshit the public, health care and education cost money, taxation pays for these programs, the question is...Who is going to pay the public, the corporation, the wealthy, the middle class, Horgan`s answer is everyone will pay their fair share, Horgan is well aware that BC`s economy of 80% internal, small business, the individual, if the (one) has no money he stops buying, consumer confidence and a sense of fairness must be returned to the world of taxation,..... No friends...

Horgan isn`t talking about fluff, about FST tests, Horgan isn`t talking about town hall meeting`s or propaganda advertising from Government....

Horgan is talking about The Straight Goods on taxation free from the spin cycle, no Fraser institute, no Flip Flop Jack Mintz, no John Winters, no Hocstein, who wants to join with Horgan in that conversation?
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Below if Horgan`s latest news release.

 HORGAN CALLS FOR FAIR TAX COMMISSION
 
BURNABY—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced that under his leadership, government would establish a Fair Tax Commission responsible for examining and reporting on the total impact of the HST, provincial taxation, user fees, licences, natural resource royalties and the range of other government imposed costs on citizens and businesses. Horgan made the announcement on Thursday evening to an enthusiastic crowd of Burnaby New Democrats and supporters.
“For the past decade, the BC Liberals have made income tax and business tax cuts that benefit the wealthy few, while boosting the burden on ordinary British Columbians with the HST, MSP premium increases, hydro rate hikes and a whole host of licensing and user fees,” said Horgan. “This reliance on taxation-by-stealth is both bad public policy and breeds contempt for our public institutions.”
The Fair Tax Commission would produce a comprehensive report on how government raises the revenues it needs to pay for vital public services and ensure that citizens, small businesses and corporations have a full understanding of what they contribute to the province’s coffers.
“The negative impact of the HST and the uncertainty over the future of the tax undermine consumer confidence, small businesses and the investment climate,” said Horgan. “Should the tax be repealed this year, government will need to develop a smarter plan for how it is going to raise revenues without simply shifting costs onto ordinary citizens.”
Horgan grew up on Southern Vancouver Island and has lived in Langford, west of Victoria for the past two decades where he and his wife Ellie raised their sons Nate and Evan. John received degrees from Trent University in Ontario and Sydney University in Australia and has worked in the House of Commons in Ottawa and in a variety of positions in the provincial public service. Horgan was elected in 2005 and 2009 and represents the constituency of Juan de Fuca which ranges from the remote west coast of Vancouver Island to the bustling community Langford, one of the fastest-growing urban centres in the province.

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Lastly folks, I hear it from the stooge media all the time, they ask oppositions the question/s....."How would you fix everything, give us your solutions"...Or something like that....We must remember this is a leadership contest for the NDP that decides who is "opposition" leader(not premier) ....In other words, whoever wins the NDP leadership  90 days from now will have no power, .....

Whoever wins the BC Liberal campaign will soon be in charge and make decisions, the onus is on the BC Liberal leaders to say in clear terms what they will do,.....

Right now, before the Election Writ is dropped the NDP or any party can`t divulge great ideas, any good ideas or sound plans presented by oppositions this far out of an election are likely to be copied or stolen with no credit given!

 John Horgan has the courage to at least get the talks going, let`s start with taxation and the HST!

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kash Heed Must Resign Pronto!

Bit by bit the Kash Heed fraudulent election win is slipping away from Kash Heed, we here at the Straight Goods have known for sometime that this day was coming, today the dam burst and Heed has been swept downstream...

Before we get started lets do a little background on Mr. Heed, after being promoted to West Vancouver police Chief he quickly found himself in hot water,  there was the embarrassing Gillian affair and then there was the stinky Jack Crone child pornography case....Let me refresh, Jack Crone was being investigated for child porn offenses, Crone worked for a large investment firm, on the day they searched crone`s house Kash Heed met with an employee of Jack Crone and told her of the impending warrant,.......Fellow officers filed formal complaints against Kash Heed for interfering in their case, it was about this time in history that Gordon Campbell recruited Kash Heed to run for office, .....

West Vancouver paid Kash Heed a huge severance package and because of internal police rules Kash Heed was able to avoid all charges because he resigned, it worked out for all concerned, Pamela Goldsmith Jones wanted Heed gone and Kash needed an out, .....Cue the BC Liberals...Man do they know how to pick em!

As you regular know from my past posts, Kash was running against the Chinese Gabriel Yui in the Fraserview riding, we know from previously released information that Barinder Sall(Wally Oppals old campaign manager)  was Heed`s campaign manager, Dinesh Khanna also worked on the Heed campaign along with Heed`s brother Jerry Heed...

From the evidence, Dinesh Khanna printed the illegal hate flyers targeting the NDP, some were intercepted before they were mailed but hundreds, maybe thousands were hand delivered in vanilla envelopes, these flyers talked how the NDP were going to raise taxes, force you to join the union, they were going to legalize drugs and prositution, you get the picture....From police evidence....Barinder Sall and Dinesh Khanna made the flyers, Barinder, when the story started to unravel told Dinesh Khanna to lie to the police, which he did.....

In a nut shell, Jerry Heed (Kash Heed`s brother) worked closely with Barinder and Dinesh, Jerry Heed drove Barinder to Elections BC and aided in the fraud, the campaign overspent the election limit, they used illegal hate literature, Kash Heed has his signature on cheques and documents that clearly show he was in charge and knew what was gong on in his campaign...Kash Heed was a Police Chief, he is familiar with rules and regs, the bambi defense will not suffice, .....Because today my friends the police have submitted all the evidence to the second special prosecutor and it`s being reported that the police believe that Heed is lying, and now new evidence has come to light showing the fraud  even ran deeper....Apparently when you run an election campaign you are allowed  $6000 dollars for office furniture, well, here`s the deal, since Heed took over Wally Oppal1s old campaign office they used the existing furniture, there was no need to buy new furniture, but...Kash Heed signatures is on two cheques, one for $4000 and one for $2000 dollars, one cheque to Barinder, one cheque to Satpal Johl, there is no evidence one lick of furniture was bought, it looks like it was an extra $6000 dollars over the election limit and was used to pay for the illegal fliers and the mail out....

This is really looking bad, a slush fund used to fund the illegal advertisements with Kash Heed`s signature on the cheques, what say Kash heed, what was the furniture money used for?...Why did you handover monies to Barinder Sall and Satpal Johl ?

Kash Heed was a police chief, if he expects us to believe all this happened under his nose and he was gullible than he isn`t fit for office, the word is that the second special prosecutor will be recommending charges of both Election fraud and criminal fraud against Kash Heed,...Remember folks, the first oh so-special prosecutor was all but forgiving of Kash Heed and recommended only charges against Barinder and Satpal Johl and Dinesh Khanna.

Terrence Robertson(The first special prosecutor) suggested that Kash Heed might be an innocent dummy who also could have played the lead in TOMMY...."That deaf dumb and blind boy sure played a mean pinball", actually the first special prosecutor worded it like this......

There isn`t a likelyhood that the crown can prove that Kash Heed wasn`t lying and not just naive.

It wasn`t exactly a ringing endorsement but then.....But then the first special prosecutor had to recluse himself from the Kash Heed investigation because a whistle blower informed the public that the special prosecutor`s company had donated to the BC Liberals and more specifically, they had contributed directly to the Kash Heed Campaign, it was a clear violation.....It looks like the new special prosecutor, in light of this new information will have to recommend charges against Kash Heed, .....

Do the right thing Kash Heed....Resign Today!

Check-out the Kash Heed side bar section on the home page, there is much more background on Jerry Heed`s involvement, more on Barinder sall, Satpal Johl,  dinesh Khanna.More on Jack Crone too.

Chalk another one up for the Straight Goods!

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

British Columbia to Lose 15,000 More Jobs next Month Because of the HST!

 The HST Illusion, now you see jobs, now you see them all vanish!


It amazes me at times what stories grow legs and actually gets reported by a pathetic BC mainstream media.


Today all the BC Liberals leaders were selling themselves to the BC Chamber of Commerce,  who should the Chamber endorse, Clark, Falcon, Abbott,......Every BC Liberal today said to the Chamber of Commerce that they fully endorse the HST, all of them, the Chamber of Commerce wants the HST and the BC Liberal leaders want the HST and who do you think the Liberals will listen to?....The public whom they have disrespected for a decade or the Chamber of Commerce who have had their every wish granted...

Can you imagine, big business through the courts tried to kill the hst petition, the BC Government sat back and let Geoff Plant and big business try and stifle Democracy, Craig James and Phil Hocstein have conspired to sabotage the Ida Chong recall through intimidation and scare tactics, as well as Elections BC delaying the start by over a week, the Recall of Ida may fail, but be rest assured the recall of Don Mcrae in Comox , Terry Lake and Donna Barnett will succeed, the whether is warming up and recall teams will be better prepared.....Hocstein, Big industry, the BC Chamber of Commerce all want the hst at the expense of the  struggling middle-class, every BC Liberal not only endorsed the hst today they actually were promoting the hst and if they expect the public to believe any BC Liberal will remove the HST regardless of what the people vote for on the HST referendum is fooling themselves, that is precisely why all BC Liberals flatly refuse to enshrine in law that a simple majority on the HST referendum will be binding....They are refusing for but one reason, they are leaving the door open for the same big business lobby to use the courts to kill the referendum, that can be the only reason...

And this time the big business lobby will win in a court of law, the BC Liberals know that, according to the act itself that 50% of all registered voters in the Province and in 2/3rds of all ridings must vote one way for the referendum to be successful, in the last BC general election only 54% of all registered voters even bothered voting, in other words, it would take everyone who voted in the last election to all vote against the hst in all ridings, that my friends is all but impossible,.....We have of course the word of Gordon habitual liar Campbell who has stated that he will honour a simple majority vote and respect the vote, all the potential BC Liberal leaders are echoing Gordon Campbell`s claim that a simple majority will be honoured yet not one of them, not Falcon, not Christy Clark, not De Jong, not Abbott, no BC Liberal feels the need to enshrine in law in the BC Legislature in the upcoming spring session that a simple majority will suffice....Why won`t these  BC Liberals make it law?...

The answer is simple folks, the BC Liberals are again planning on having the big business lobby to use the courts to kill the hst referendum results, and according to the law of the land, according to Elections BC, and according to the courts themselves the big business lobby will win and there is nothing the BC Liberals can do about it, we my friends are being taken for an HST con job ride....These aren`t my words, the act, the law, it`s on Election`s BC web site, below I have cut n pasted the section and wording of the referendum act,  if I am wrong someone point it out to me___________________________________________________________________________________
Overview
Any registered voter can apply to have a petition issued to gather support for a legislative proposal. A legislative proposal can be on any matter within the jurisdiction of the provincial legislature. A registered voter who wants to start an initiative petition must obtain an application form from the Chief Electoral Officer. The completed application form must be submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer with a processing fee of $50 and a copy of the proposed law in the form of a draft Bill.
If the application is approved, a petition is issued to the applicant (called a proponent) 60 days later. The proponent then has 90 days to collect signatures of 10% of the registered voters in each electoral district. The proponent may be helped by volunteers when canvassing for signatures.
When all the signed petition sheets are submitted, the Chief Electoral Officer has 42 days to verify that enough valid signatures have been collected. If the verification process shows that sufficient signatures have been collected and the financing requirements have been met by the proponent, the Chief Electoral Officer sends a copy of the petition and draft Bill to a Select Standing Committee of the Legislature.
The Select Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives must meet within 30 days of receipt of the initiative petition and draft Bill. The Select Standing Committee has 90 days to consider the legislative proposal. The Committee must either table a report recommending introduction of the draft Bill or refer the initiative petition and draft Bill to the Chief Electoral Officer for an initiative vote.
If an initiative vote is required, a vote will be held on September 24, 2011, and on the last Saturday of September in every third year after that date. If more than 50% of the total number of registered voters in the province vote in favour of an initiative, and more than 50% of the total number of registered voters in each of at least 2/3 of the electoral districts in the province vote in favour of an initiative, the Chief Electoral Officer must declare the initiative vote to be successful and the government must introduce the Bill at the earliest practicable opportunity.
After a Bill is introduced into the legislature, the requirements of the Recall and Initiative Act have been satisfied, and any subsequent reading, amendment, or passage of the Bill will proceed as with any other Bill, with no guarantee of passage
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You see folks, the above is the law, Gordon Campbell can`t promise anything, he won`t be there anyway, the big business lobby could also delay the HST for years in the court, are we going to have 5 more years of BC Liberals saying...

"No comment on the hST, it`s before the courts"

And if you think we are being paranoid, where were all the BC Liberals today?...You know, they were all at the BC Chamber of Commerce placating the business big wigs and promoting the HST!...Don`t you see the hypocrisy, BC Liberals talking out of both sides of their mouth, telling the public they will listen to the people while telling the BC Chamber of Commerce how they strongly believe in the HST...Who will lose that battle, you got it, the public loses as the BC Liberal surrogates use the court to slam the people again!

It amazes me, the Conference board of Canada has just downgraded their forecast for economic growth in Canada(again), every year the Conference board of Canada blows smoke up the Province`s ass, the media hypes the story and months later the forecast is quietly downgraded and the media goes silent, what stories grow legs in BC..Only stories that the BC Liberals want pushed, for days and days Global news and CKNW have been bashing the Ida Chong recall campaign, Michael Smyth has been attacking teachers for days about their resistance to the Fraser institute ranking tests, Adrian Dix has been getting dragged through the mud for days about his altered memo from the 90s...Yet the biggest story of the year in BC so far was gone in a blink of an eye, today would have been a perfect time for the potential BC Liberal leaders to defend the public on the HST, you think even one BC Liberal wannabe leader would have stood up and told the BC Chamber of Commerce that the public, the people, the voters don`t want the HST and last month British Columbia lost 22500 jobs

The only Province to lose jobs, not a few jobs but a ton of jobs, the biggest story of the year and it the BC media let it go, who has asked the BC Liberal leaders about it, did they discuss the issue today with big business?..Not a chance, the Liberal clones all rah rah rah,ed  about the HST today, what about Jack Mintz, Jack Mintz before he was paid money to change his mind studied the HST and predicted job losses because of the HST, you can read that story here, make sure to read Jack Mintz`s exact quotes!

What we have are BC Liberal lying their faces off and they will never get rid of the HST, if they refuse to enshrine in law, in the BC Legislature that a simple majority will be enough to pass the referendum, if they refuse there can be only one reason,(They have no plan to ever remove the tax)...It would take an hour to pass the bill, the NDP wouldn`t oppose the bill, no long debate, present the new Act/Bill , read it, vote on it and move on....

I have had sources tell me that BC will have another 15,000 lost jobs next month, how many more jobs will we lose because of consumer confidence, cross border shopping and people pulling back, when will we have a discussion based on facts, not Fraser institute spin!

22,500 lost jobs during the hiring season, the media, the BC Liberals, the stooges felt the story not worthy when we can talk about NDP dissidents and recall plots to overthrow the BC Liberal party.

All we get form Colin Hansen and the BC Liberals is.....


"Nothing to see here, move along, HST is great, trust us, the greatest place on earth"

Really, who wants to talk about those job losses when we can be distracted with spin!  Could you imagine the wails from the media if it was the NDP in charge of Government!

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

I want my MTV

Now look at them yo-yo`s that`s the way you do it, you play the geetar on the MTV, that ain`t working, that`s the way you do it, money for nothin` chicks for free....

Well, bit by bit the system sanitizes us, don`t drink, don`t speak, don`t dare touch and now, and now big brother wants you to close your ears, twenty five plus years after a song soared to number 1 on the hit charts we are now being told we can`t listen to it, or more precisely Canadian radio stations can`t play the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing"

 I shoulda learned to play the geetar, I shoulda leaned to play them drums, look at that mama, she got it stickin` in the camera, man we could have some fun, and he`s up there, what`s that? Hawaiian noises, Bangin` on the bongoes like a chimpanzee, that ain`t workin`, that`s the way you do it, you play the geetar on the MTV...

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC)...Red tape run amok, for those that don`t know what the CBSC does, or what their supposed to do....What they are is a so-called independent body where one can take and or file complaints against TV or radio broadcasters regarding something they have broadcast, complaints can range from inaccuracy, to racism, to hate speech even lies can be reported, we here at the Straight Goods are well aware of the range the CBSC gives or doesn`t give, for example, news broadcasts must be accurate, the bar is set higher for formal programs, yet with say radio opinion show hosts, like say Christy Clark or Bill Good,  they can lie with almost a blanket immunity, as far as the CBSC you can`t prove a radio host was deliberately lying or just plain old stupid, in the case of Chrity Clark she merely had to retract and the CBSC considered the case resolved, but with music....A 25 year old song with lyrics that could be interpreted any number of ways......There was one person in eastern Canada who complained over the F word, no, not that f word this one....

Faggot......What bothers me is some useless regulatory body, in this case the CBSC has decided that they will now let me know what is and isn`t offensive, one person, why did the CBSC allow this ruling, why are the rights of the one individual above the rights of the many....It reminds me of the Craig James story(Election`s BC ) ...Craig James by himself decided to change the Oxford dictionary meaning of what a "Acronym" is...One person,....Why didn`t the CBSC deny the plaintiff the ruling, the logical answer the CBSC should have given the complainer was....

Look to the dictionary......

Instead of shoeing the nut away the CBSC lowered the standard and stripped another part of freedom from us, ...I know from movies and television that in England a FAG is another name for a cigarette, can I still say cigarette, certainly the CBSC could have used the dictionary as a defense.....

It`s a nothing story and I wasn`t going to write about it but then, but then I got to thinking about the bigger picture, instead of the CBSC even attempting to fight for free speech and fairness they without a moment`s hesitation decided to cede to the nut case and take another strip of democracy from us....Think about it, Christy Clark and Bill Good, Balderdash and Palmer can lie their face off in the form of mis-information and made up history and even when challenged all they have to do is act stupid and claim ignorance, and believe me, they have been claiming ignorance everyday......

The point I am getting at is why even have a CBSC, they are useless in stopping Christy Clark and Bill Good from lying on the radio....That is where the public is harmed, the lies for political purposes, the propaganda from the Vancouver Sun and Global news, the bias reporting and if one complains they claim ignorance and the issue is gone yet when some crazy music hater makes a frivolous complaint the CBSC takes away our past memories with a stroke of a pen rather than taking the fight to the complainer because believe me folks this is an open and shut slam dunk case that the CBSC couldn`t lose.....So instead of fighting for Canadian rights they took the cheap way out and caved in!

OK, you think the word FAG is not the same as "FAGGOT"...You would be correct, recently down in the USA re-prints of Mark Twain`s novels have been purging the word "Nigger" and replaced it with the word "Slave"...Again folks, who is trying to change history, Mark Twain used the word nigger in the same context that the people of that time in history used the word, and furthermore, I personally would rather be called a nigger than a slave, who decides this garbage, who wants to sanitize not only who we are but how we got here.

"See the little Faggot with the earring and the make-up, yeah buddy that`s his own hair, that little faggot got his own jet airplane, that little faggot he`s a millionaire"

You see friends there are many meaning of words, every year new words are added to the list, here`s a word you people might not be familiar with...The word describes an English Meatball, remember Archie Bunker, the All in the Family show, remember what Archie Bunker called his son-in-law, I do....He called him..."Meathead".....

Let`s change some lyrics...."See the little meathead with the earring and the make-up, yeah buddy that`s his own hair, that little meathead got his own jet airplane, that little meathead is a millionaire"

Because friends, the truth be known, I love potatoes, peas and Faggots for dinner, that`s the name of the above pictured dinner, the Oxford dictionary also uses as a definition of the word Faggot as...and I quote..

"An English meatball"
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Faggot is a very old word in English, deriving through the French fagot from the Latin facus, meaning a bundle.
  • A faggot is a bundle of sticks or branches, usually bound together. It is most commonly used in reference to wood intended for use as firewood.
  • In metallurgy, faggot refers to a bundle of iron pieces destined to be worked into bars by hammering or rolling at a high enough temperature to fuse them together.
  • A faggot is a type of food eaten mainly in the United Kingdom
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The simplist of fights put up by the CBSC could have preserved a little integrity but no, they folded like a cheap suit when a first year lawyer could have have won, no one individual can define the meaning or intent of a word, not the complainant who filed his grievance to the CBSC or Craig James who makes up rules and word meaning`s on the fly.

We have headed down a slippery slope and I don`t like it!



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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Evil Big Labour Movement Myth!

What a boring cutting ledge show today on CKNW, as of late the show has been dull and seemingly scripted.....Maybe I am extra critical but it`s my belief that Bill Good and CKNW play their media manipulation games, sometimes subtle other times not, kinda like throwing mud around and hopes something sticks.....

Today on CKNW they made a big issue about Craig James receiving so-called threats a few months ago, why today did it come up, another attempt to intimidate recall canvassers and democracy, because of the shooting in Arizona we are supposed become gentle lambs.....Before anyone feels sorry for Craig James we must examine the record...

#1)Craig James shouldn`t be in the position he is in, the chief electoral officer is supposed to be elected by the house, a bi-partisan position, the BC Liberals had months if not years to prepare and or nominate a chief electoral officer.

2)The BC Liberals appointed Craig James as a temporary Chief electoral officer.

3)Craig James upon taking on his temporary position immediately fired the second in charge at Elections BC...And it was obvious that the Campbell Liberals were not happy with elections BC for not allowing the HST propaganda to be sent out, the firing by Craig James smells of revenge and messaging.

4)Craig James then refused to send the successful HST petition to the Government committee, it wasn`t his choice to not send the petition, Craig James was(IMO) colluding with big business to squash the petition.

5) Craig James in the recall campaign made an ass out of himself by changing the Oxford dictionary explanation of the meaning of acronyms, in other words he held up the recall campaign and made it very difficult for the Oak Bay recall to succeed, Elections BC under Craig James has allowed attack ads by Phil Hocstein and the BC Liberals lying about recall, calling recall a re-fight of the election and a secret NDP plot....Elections BC under Craig James has given the impression whether real or perceived that Election`s BC is working in cahoots with the ruling BC Liberal Government.

So today CKNW staff and the three stooges try to give legs to the story that recall canvassers are rabid politician killers, the majority of today`s cutting ledge show was dedicated to trying to grow the Craig James story, ...Sorry stooges, your segment was a bust as is the Craig James story, the man is a bought and sold puppet who has failed the non-political office of Elections BC...And...Craig James will be FIRED in a matter of months when the MLAs  vote for an agreed new chief electoral officer, a new Chief voted in by group agreement, ....Adios craig James, your days are numbered.

So the stooges waste most of the show on Craig James and in the last few minutes of today`s cknw stage play all three crickets were nodding(bobbing for apples) in agreement that no BC Rail inquiry is required, what a laugh, every caller wants an inquiry, all interested observers, pundits, scholars, 90% of BCers demand an inquiry into BC Rail yet Bill Good/Palmer and Balderdash live in the minority bubble, their motives are political and their credibility is shot, Tom Plasteras must be ashamed of what CKNW and Bill Good have morphed into!.

So beside the crickets chirping against a BC Rail inquiry, attacking HST re-callers and laughing at the NDP the show was pathetic.....And CKNW wasn`t done, cue Michael Smyth....

Michael Smyth goes on a giant rant against Mike Farnsworth and how he responded yesterday to questions on Moe Sihota and big labour, I will be the first to admit, Farnsworth was bobbing and weaving and trying to ignore the question of Moe Sihota and big labour, like I said in the past, Farnsworth has no ability to think on his feet, let me be perfectly clear, I could care less if labour is connected to the NDP but Moe Sihota is toxic, Moe Sihota must go, not because he is getting paid but because his advice has been brutal and his name incites and draws out ill feelings, Sihota poison must be flushed from the party.

The Smyth segment today then went on a rant how big labour will be running the NDP and guess who Michael Smyth brings on air to discuss the issue, no other than Phil Hocstein, the anti- labour, anti-ever raising the minimum wage mouth piece!....Hocstein went on and on how the big labour movement controls the NDP, Hocstein was down right angry and called the NDP out over and over again, oh indeed Hocstein bemoaned....."The NDP controlled by the big bad labour movement"....Cue laughter here!!

First off, what we have are two parties, one party gets donations from real people and unions, the other party(the Liberals) gets millions from big corporations, how come the NDP get villified about a minor labour connection yet nobody says diddly about Teck Cominco or Plutonic power, Marine harvest fish farmers donating millions to the BC Liberals but the skullduggery of  labour giving the party of workers and families a few dollars, oh the humanity!

I embrace the labour movement, but calling it a movement is a sad joke, it`s the last bastion of old tired ideology that exists only in the minds of CKNW stooges and BC Liberal press releases, where is the big labour movement, even Phil Hocstein admits over 80% of construction is non-union, British Columbia has the lowest minimum wage by a country mile, where is that big bad labour movement, what about our steelworkers union, what about the foresters, unions are not getting stronger but weaker, labour has been losing for 30 years while corporate profits and piggery from the top brass has never been more insulting to average joes, the S&P group of companies sitting on trillions of dollars while workers go wanting, wanting a job, benefits, security....

Workers have lost around the world to corporate greed, wages flat for decades while costs escalate and consumer taxes become the new-in-vogue method of Government funding while corporate relief demands are met, more power to shareholders and when the big boys swap companies,  change hands, lawyers destroy existing pensions and slash benefits, around the globe we hear of Austerity measures(Cutting consumer paid for benefits).....Entitlements that Governments promised for decades but never bothered funding have been slashed or eliminated while the big gamblers, Wall Street, derivatives, credit default swaps, these people, the rating agencies cheated and screwed the world economy, they played their games and when they got in trouble went cap-in-hand to Governments for bail outs....Wealthy corporations outsourcing jobs to the lowest slave labour country, entire towns and communities abandoned for a few more dollars in shareholder`s pockets...

The big labour movement, what`s left of our forest workers have taken concession after concession, cut wages, everything goes up year after year yet wages are falling, guarantees are gone, benefits slashed and it`s still not enough, there is no big labour movement, it`s a fairy tale from the past, big labour made some advancements for workers in the 80s and early 90s, big labour, all labour has been decimated over the last 20 years.....

So why didn`t Farnsworth tell it the way it is....John Horgan won`t run from labour, he will embrace labour, I`m not talking about Moe Sihota, Sihota has to go but union support, labour support, people power, that is the NDP, big business will never raise the minimum wage, they won`t volunteer benefits or perks, the drum gets beaten everyday by Hocstein and Michael Campbell and the Fraser institute, wages too high, too many entitlements, unsustainable health care...CUT CUT CUT,SLASH SLASH SLASH....

Why can`t politicians think before they speak, why can`t people see how a little union support and labour standards benefit the vast majority of the people, without unions, without sacrifices by our fathers, ancestors and worker groups we would be slaves, there would be land owners and workers.....

Big labour died 20 years ago, the left right divide between workers and free enterprise doesn`t exist in real life, we as NDP must embrace the union, we must welcome labour, we must celebrate our roots, if a reporter, a pundit throws big labour in our face we must not cower but attack, the worker bees aren`t bringing down North America and Europe...Corporate greed is! Corporate excess and fraud has changed the world and unless we take a stand against the BC Liberals and federal Cons we will soon be nothing but a third world banana republic.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

BC Rail, The Inquiry, The Aftermath

 Opinion piece by Grant G

The calls for imprisonment and punishment for Gordon Campbell have been loud and firm, the fallout from the BC Rail inquiry is staggering.......

Agatha Christie couldn`t have written a better mystery,  what started as an election lie quickly led to drugs, bribery, cloak and dagger meetings, a cat and mouse game that involved hundreds of players while the main guns sat back seemingly immune.....

That was then, this is now, who would have thought that Aneal Basi`s drug dealing would have crossed paths with a $billion dollar theft, what were the odds that wire taps on Aneal Basi would have over heard Dave Basi and Bobby Virk talking of bribes and cash for favours on the BC Government sale of BC Rail, so here we had ministerial aides taking bribes and laundering money through their drug dealing friend, it`s easy looking back on it it now why the police at the time were saying things like...

"Organized crime has infiltrated the highest offices of the BC Government"

But what happened next was unbelievable, a two-bit drug dealer inadvertently led investigators smack dab into the center of a much larger Government theft of public assets, BC Rail....What started next was the most elaborate game, the Gordon Campbell gang used all the power of the position of Government to stonewall the case, how quickly all evidence was sealed off from scrutinizers, the story of the raid on the legislature almost immediately was focused away from Government and on to the two corrupt ministerial aides, the story, the tentacles, none of it could have been pulled off without the help of so many, a favourable judge who was easily manipulated, a crown prosecutor in the hands of Government, the RCMP under new contract pressures and of course party affiliation.....

The cover-up took years, many many years, the media hitched their horse to the BC Government and colluded to keep information from the public, like the mystery of Aneal Basi and why he served no time for major drug charges and more importantly, why did the media fail to report on Aneal Basi`s trial and subsequent conviction, it was like Aneal was tried in a secret military tribunal or some other special court, only a sophisticated effort and complicit players could have pulled that off....You see, now the drug dealer that led to the BC Rail case was gone, in and out of court with nary a peep....

The fact that Gordon Campbell`s friend and Campaign manager Patrick Kinsella worked for both CN Rail and BC Rail at the same time while Kinsella was lobbying Government was a stunner, to me it was one of the biggest shockers of the whole inquiry, not in as much that it was brought up in the inquiry but why it wasn`t brought up in the original BC Rail trial, that evidence should have come out in the original trial, so many players, plenty of guilt to go around, and apparently there was plenty of goodies to go around and the rats were all feeding on the public`s cheese.....

How come the original trial never brought up the political string pulling that got Bruce Clark, Bornmann and others immunity, somewhere in that part of the investigation BC Liberal cabinet ministers and their relations were isolated and rules were bent to re-direct investigators elsewhere, but the truth be known, by this time the investigation was tainted through Government interference, straw man arguments, missing documents, hearing after hearing, disclosure and cabinet confidentiality ruled the day as the clock ticked and ticked and all the pleading public heard was...

"No comment, it`s before the court"....Wally Oppal earned his new name, Stonewall Wally Oppal, it was appropriate, but it wasn`t just Oppal it was Gordon Muir Campbell, De Jong, Falcon, Von Dongen, it was John Les,Shirley Bond, Pat Bell, Kreuger, all of the BC Liberals refused thousands of questions and answered with...

"It`s before the courts, no comment"

I always wondered why the first "mock Trial" never went the route of the BC Rail inquiry, in the BC Rail mock trial they started with the smaller players and there was a slow build-up to the bigger players in the case, unfortunately the trial was stopped, in a way, and I have said it before, I believe it was a good thing that the trial was stopped, it was clear to me that the judge was prepared to have witnesses of seemingly intelligent make-up forget everything but their names and the way to the court, for a judge to allow Martyn Brown to take the stand and to obfuscate and forget everything was a sad joke, the judge played the game, madam Judge played the public, perhaps if the trial started the way the BC Rail inquiry did things would have worked out different....

Why didn`t the media report on the Aneal Basi plea and conviction, why didn`t pundits and talk show hosts talk about the original lie and betrayal....

Gordon Campbell stated during the election writ period in  2001....And I quote..

"I wont sell BC Rail"

Why didn`t the trial put Gordon Campbell on the stand first like the BC Rail public inquiry did?, why didn`t the media ask the question when the BC Liberals lied and gave away BC Rail, the inquiry hammered Gordon Campbell on why he sold the railway, under who`s advice, Campbell has been chastised on how BC Rail books were manipulated to show or give the appearance of a debt ridden company, the inquiry proved how those actions alone cost BC as a Province a lot of money....For even if the people decided to sell BC Rail, or Government the ethical responsibility to the public was to achieve maximum monies for the people`s assets, instead the BC Rail inquiry proved that Gordon Campbell`s actions were akin to one selling their house and telling buyers the roof leaks, the basement floods, the foundation is cracked and the wiring needs replacing, the inquiry proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Gordon Campbell`s actions in selling BC Rail hurt the Province`s finances, he talked down the entity and set a much lower benchmark for price, the inquiry also proved that those actions were brought on by a Government trying to justify its lies to the public, with Gordon Campbell`s propaganda against the public to justify the sale had the unintended consequences of lowering the value of BC Rail in the eyes of the buyers, the two items cannot be separated from the equation.

The inquiry also stated that one David Mclean was the power source and ultimate beneficiary of Gordon Campbell`s lie and betrayal, as hard as the inquiry tried no blame could be placed directly at Mclean but the taint and obvious conclusion that Gordon Campbell and David Mclean colluded in grand theft against the people of BC was the underlying theme of the inquiry....It was quite unique the way the BC Rail inquiry was conducted, very little play was put on Basi..Virk..The inquisition was directed at the Christy Clark family, David Mclean and Gordon Campbell, and the beauty of the inquiry of using Patrick Kinsella to show a total disregard of optics or ethics by Gordon Campbell, the Kinsella testimony proved that Gordon Campbell was drunk on power and his friend David Mclean was getting BC Rail for next to nothing....The plot, the mystery was an elaborate scheme with many players keeping quiet to advance their own position, everything stems from Gordon Campbell when he lied about selling BC Rail,...

The BC Rail inquiry was also distressed over the CN Rail tax indemnity, it appears that between Patrick Kinsella, Campbell and David Mclean they managed to sneak through a tax clause and write off that CN Rail can collect at will......The final chapter of BC Rail has been written, the public rages, the BC Liberal party has disbanded only to morph into a more sinister group, the people are demanding the return of BC Rail and jail time for Gordon Campbell, the inquiry has no authority to press charges or even recommend charges, Gordon Campbell has now moved to the USA...Kinsella is no where to be found, David Mclean by hook and by crook owns BC Rail, the public got screwed hook, line and sinker, the media has yet to apologize or even admit a need to.....

Perhaps the public can launch a class action suit against CN Rail or David Mclean, although at this time it appears nothing can be done except offer to buy BC Rail back and as for Gordon Campbell, Patrick Kinsella, Christy Clark and family or any BC Liberal doing time behind bars......We can dare to dream!

And what I find  ironic, the NDP were so unpopular in 2001, Gordon Campbell didn`t have to lie about not selling BC Rail during the election, he could have campaigned on selling it and still won!

(The above story was hypothetical, a story about what the potential fallout of a public inquiry would or could be)

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