Thursday, February 9, 2012

Christy Clark, Farts in a Bottle

At times it feels like British Columbia has entered a time machine and traveled back in time,  it seems like only yesterday when Gordon Campbell was a regular guest at Vancouver`s board of trade while Christy Clark stuttered and stammered incoherently on CKNW radio.....Well blow my socks off...

Tomorrow(Friday 10th of February) Gordon Campbell after being thrown out of office with a thud returns to be a keynote speaker at the same board of trade who honoured and bowed to our now bare naked deposed emperor, who are these freaks who pay to hear an habitual liar and criminal speak, are they sexual bondage players who enjoy being gagged beaten and hung from ceiling chains or are they dirty diaper wearing babies who need and crave to suckle sour milk from the tit of corporate Government pork barrel breasts, sado masochistic disorders come to mind...

And on Monday(February 13) a one Christy Clucking Clark returns to the studio where she made radio history, a place where she could lie and fake her persona into something it wasn`t, rather than make a throne speech Christy Clark and her Gal Pal Billy Good have concocted an elaborate stage play, Billy will pretend to ask questions while Christy will pretend to answer them, I can hardly wait....

I`m almost reminiscent of the past, where else could one hear a former Minister of Education tell all the listeners of her favorite television show, that being Spike TV`s low budget grosser show...MANSWERS....A show where they taught you how to bottle today`s farts and save them for later or what size breasts are required to crush a beer can, apparently Christy Clark has honed her skills with both since then, especially the bottled farts, for that aura surrounding Queen Christy is a little more than pungent, it`s downright ripe....Oh my, to reminisce into the recent past has brought me a rare smile...

Yes indeed, I did look forward to the Christy Clark show, everyday we learned more and more about Christy, like her favorite TV show was MANSWERS and her favorite pastime was trophy bear hunting, and one of my all-time favorite Christy Clark episodes, Christy Clark called everyone who signed the petition against Gordon Campbell`s and Stephen Harper`s HST consumer tax..."Taliban"

Our own homegrown uneducated Sarah Palin of BC, five days per week where Christy performed a three stooge stage play featuring only her, now that`s talent, when Christy spoke one never knew what would come out of her mouth, except spittle when she encountered callers or guests with functioning brain cells..

It was indeed a pleasant time for me, my best friend and Father was still alive and my abode was still standing and home to three beautiful cats that were like children to me....Oh to reminisce.

Back then bitter Brian was a regular caller on CKNW, he had a particular knack of getting under Christy Clark`s skin, for only Brian, as far as I know made Christy Clark retract on air for lying, and what was that lie, Christy Clark was defending David Hahn`s record at BC ferries, his salary, BC Ferry`s performance, Christy Clark made the outlandish claim on air that under David Hahn BC Ferries was making $500 million dollars per year in profits...Outrageous...Bitter Brian called in to set the record Straight and the battle ensued, Christy Clark talked over Brian, she deflected and denied, she panned Brian and that was a critical error, for immediately after that call Brian emailed Christy Clark, emailed and phoned the station demanding a retraction, Brian sent in links, stories and BC Ferries annual financial statements proving there was no profit just debt...Christy Clark laughed and blew Brian off, so did station manager Tom Plasteras, that too was a mistake, for Brian`s next chat was with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council where the complaint was filed and won, Christy Clark was forced to retract on air....VICTORY over that uneducated Bitch....

Time to travel back in time and listen to Christy Clark on that Fateful day...

Now before we go any further...Let me take you back to November 10/2009...12:30pm to 1:00pm  Here is what Christy Clark said on radio...Below is the actual transcript from that day

The Christy Clark show ....The transcript.....Christy Clark`s words...

Clark  "How much of a difference has his leadership made at BC Ferries? It`s a company that now delivers a half a billion dollars in profit back to you and I !{sic} the taxpayers  and don`t forget, we didn`t start making this  profit until after David Hahn took over and started cleaning it up.

  So how much is that worth to you? And to me, the people who pay taxes in this Province? Yes, we could cut David Hahn`s pay. We could save the corporation maybe a hundred, two hundred, maybe three hundred grand a year.  And then when he leaves and is replaced by somebody who`s willing to work for less, how much profit will there be left for the taxpayer to garner? 

Would we be earning four hundred million instead of five? Three hundred million insted of five? Maybe we`d be earning the same amount. The fact is no one knows. But are you willing to take that risk? Are you willing to risk hundreds of millions in profits to save perhaps a couple of hundred thousand dollars in salary? 

The fact is that leadership really does matter. And in the case of BCFerries, it`s pretty easy to argue David Hahn`s leadership in particular has made a very, very big difference. Is he overpaid? I don`t know. I `m not really sure what the job is worth

. But I do know that five hundred million dollars in profit back to you and I {sic} the taxpayer, is a pretty good deal.

What do you think...604-280-9898...*9898 on your cell."

And then Brian was first caller up.....Clark "Hi Brian"

Brian..Hi Christy, you know, I don`t know where you get your facts from, but you know BC Ferries has a $1.4 billion dollar capital debt. In the last fiscal reported quarter, April, May and june of this year, they didn`t even make enough money to cover their operating expenses and interest payments, which is fifty million dollar per year on their capital debt. Plus the Province subsidizes BC Ferries to the tune of almost two hundred million dollars a year. Where do you get this $500 million dollar profit amount from?

Clark--They, they return that to the taxpayer. It is on, you can find it in public accounts.

Brian--Yea, well, I suggest that you do a little more scanning and talk to Gary Coons, uh the, ferry critic....Because BC Ferries is in, is right now, is in a financial disaster.uh!

Clark-but they don`t have a fi, they don`t have a capital debt, though. Brian, because

Brian--Yes they do!..$1.4 billion dollars!

Clark-No, hold on, hold on, listen, listen, listen! listen. They don`t have a capital debt. though, because of David Hahn. They have a capital debt largely because we spent so much money on the fast ferries that there was no money left over to actually look after the ferries that were going to work in british Columbia. They had to build new ferries.

Brian--No, your wrong on that. Christy, because when Hahn took over, all the debt that BC Ferries had was retired by the Province. Hahn came in there was a clean slate. And this $1.4 billion dollar debt has been gathered up since Hahn has been at the-

Clark-But he, but, Brian, my point is he came in with BC Ferries that were, a fleet that was, in such a bad state of dis-repair, I mean, some of the ferries were, I think, thirty or forty years old


Clark-They had to be upgraded

Brian-No, no no

Clark-and there was no money to do it because it had been misspent in previous years. That money for the fast ferries should have gone into upgrading the fleet over those years.

Brian--Christy, I have been riding the ferries for thirty years. The, the Langdale run, the island, there are no more sailings than there ever was {sic} The schedule`s been the same for three decades on the Sunshine coast. Uh, they sunk a ferry under Hahn...The fast ferries were a bad design and, and is at issue, but, that the fast ferries had nothing to do with  maintenance of the fleet-


Brian-Or money taken away from ferries-

Clark-Of course it did!

Brian-No it didn`t!

Clark-Of course it did, all those years-

Brian-Look at the convention center--

Clark-All of, oh, come on! Leave the convention center out of this! That`s, that`s crazy. The money that went into the fast ferries was diverted from BC Ferries budget and it shoud have gone into replacing the ancient archaic, old fleet. And it didn`t! That`s why there`s a capital debt at BC ferries. Make no doubt. There is absolutely no doubt about that. The convention center doesn`t have a whole lot to do with that Brian.

And with that the conversation and Christy liefest ended.....Now let me add a few points, the reason brian mentioned the Vancouver convention center is...

 B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell says he's confident that the new convention centre in Vancouver will pay for itself even though it is about $400 million over budget

was over $400 million dollars over budget, the same cost as the Fast Cat ferries, how can one over-budget boondoggle be blamed and not another, the money comes from but one provincial pie....

After her show Brian sent Christy the financial`s for BC Ferries, PDF files, BC Ferries annual audits, we sent her a dozen stories and asked her to retract, she ignored us and we warned her that a complaint was being filed at the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC)...And we did.


And on November 26/2009 at 2:57 PM Christy Clark retracted, sort of....Christy Clark clarified and said, on air..

Clark said- 

Clark "On november 10...I noted that ferries delivered 1/2 a billion $dollars in profit to the province,that`s not accurate it to call it profit,that`s not the way they book it,but according to Debra Marshall 489,809,000, was returned to the province"

 Then Brian contacted Debra Marshall at BC Ferries for an explanation on Christy`s feeble CBSC ordered retraction which led me to this and spawned this post here.., which highlights how and why Gordon Campbell robbed BC Ferries and every BCer through guile and media incompetence..

Here is the complete letter  Debra Marshall at BC Ferries sent to me.

" The government used to own the controlling interest in BC Ferries, which had a book value of $503,178,000.

On April 2,2003, the government issued BC Ferries a debenture for $427,701,000, which BC Ferries promised to pay in cash.

In addition,at that time,the government was issued 75,477 non-voting preferred shares in BC Ferries,valued at $1000 per share.

On may 27,2004, BC Ferries paid the debenture of $427,701,000 to the government.BC Ferries had also paid the government interest on the debenture of $25,879,191.49.

For the government`s preferred shares, BC Ferries pays an 8% dividend per year of $6,038,160. We`ve paid that annually for six years for a total of $36,228,960.

In summary,BC Ferries has paid the province $489,809,000."

Which led me to discover that Gordon Campbell privatized BC Ferries for one main reason, to steal $500 million dollars from BC Ferries for his 2005 election year budget...

The good old days indeed, Brian had one more surprise for Christy Clark, he called in on her show and was caller number 8, he won tickets to the Molson hockey house for opening night of the Olympics, when Christy Clark learned from Nick Ozinsky(her phone guy)  that Brian had won the tickets we could hear Christy Clark in the background screaming and yelling, Christy screaming hang up the effing phone, which Nick did, after all, he didn`t want to upset the queen of bottled farts!....Brian got his prize, not Olympic tickets but a substitute prize...

But what Brian really won was...

Brian bested Christy Clark, forced her to retract and scared the hell out of everyone at CKNW to the point they were afraid to let him on the airwaves..

To this day, Sean Leslie, Bill Good are scared shitless of Brian...Only John Macolm has the courage to allow Brian to still speak on air..

The Straight Goods

Cheers Ears Wide Open


Anonymous said...

The lieberals bad news comes on Fridays.

Gordo's in town.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Campbell, we should have had, a welcoming committee to greet him. Does anybody know, if Nancy came with him? It was said, Nancy took a course, to adjust to life in the U.K. It wasn't mentioned, of her coming with Gordo.

Campbell was invited by, the board of trade. We know Lara Daphnee is a member. Hmm.

I wonder if Campbell will pick up his OBC? What a dirty, corrupt stink that was. However, anything to do with Campbell stinks.

I wonder how much we will be ripped off, for Campbell's security bill? Or will the Board of Trade, pick up the tab?

I find a lot of humor, in Campbell's speech, on the Eurozone financial state. He and Harper worked frantically to dismantle BC into financial ruin, before Campbell got the boot.

Anonymous said...

With this government in power, they are eliminating the middle class. There bussness backers want every one getting minimum wage. Just how much taxes do people on minimum wage pay. After they pay for rent and food there is nothing left to buy these bussnesses products. There will be less money in the coffers of the government. So that means less handouts to the chambers of commerse and bussness . These dum fucks should get there heads out of there asses and get with the program. I can t wait for the next election. I can see the headlines in the paper, Dix was hard on Christy , Liberals are trying to get Dix and then there is Christy gets slapped buy Dix in the last debate. Oh this will be so much fun. Can you come up with a few for the papers?

Don F. said...

If anyone actually has a bottle with a christy fart I'll buy it.You could hold whole countries hostage with such a weapon. no-one could survive that!

Grant G said...

Christy Clark`s farts in one hand and Al Bundy`s socks in the other.


Don f. said...

A Christy Clark/Bill good edition and I could have China on their knees, possibly the middle east as well!

Anonymous said...

Christy has no problem releasing gas, the orfice has been reamed out by the best in the bussness community. Hence the name crusty Christy. That crust acts as a ceil when the bottles are being filled. The next product to be produced by the Liberals will be 200 lb. bags of bullshit at $0.10 a bag. This is to be sold over the next 12mo. to clear the stench out of building in Victoria. The sale of this product would pay back the feds for the HST and eliminate the provinces debt completly. That would mean another balanced budget, Christy will you be the mascot and let your face be used on the 200lb bags. This product will be sold out of the big bussness that have supported you for the last 20 years . Bill Good will start the advertising to promote this on cknw starting on monday. Bill will have no problem selling this, that is what he sells every day. This could get big fast, maybe CN rail could give you a cut rate on the shipping costs. No doubt the conservatives in the nations capitol will need as much as possible to cover up there own bullshit.

Howard said...

If this farce on CKNW, substituting a "statement" and "interview" (with Establishment windbag Bill) on a private radio station for a proper throne speech isn't illegal, it should be. What the hell is going on here? Who's the facilitator? Pamela Martin? This would be so wrong, even if Jack Webster or Gary Bannerman were still around, and CKNW was still "Top Dog" and not reduced to a doghouse for Liberal chihuahuas. This is bullshit plain and simple. Full stop.

e.a.f. said...

speaking of ferries, now that the ferry from Comox to Powell River is out of services because of something wrong with it; How did that happen? I thought the ferry had gone into be repaired and brought up to stuff, etc.. Didn't that happen or was it rushed into service before it was ready to go out?

Now we have had two new ferries hit docks, what is going on with them? It seems like the one at Duke Point couldn't stop. Why couldn't it stop. Isn/t there a brake or the ship equivelant of it or did they forget to put it on the ship?

Can these ferries actually slow down properly the way the older ferries can? If they can't then why did we buy and pay for them?

I noticed something while on one of the new ferries last yr. Workers were on the car deck with clip boards pointing to the ceiling on the car deck and making drawings. What was that all about?

The next time I was on the new ferry there was conduit up on the ceilings on the car deck and I hadn't seen that before. Why was that put up? Were they adding additional wiring to fix something?

There has been some speculation that with all the new electronics on the new ferries that cell phones, etc. are interfering with the running of the new ships. What is behind all of that?

Thought I would sent these questions to you so you or some one you know could find out what is going on.

For an organization which was debt free when Hahn started receiving his $1M per yr, they certainly seem to have made a mess of things.

If the ferry rates keep climbing it maybe more economical to rent a car once you get to your destination.

Don f. said...

Well Grant, all this talk and complainin just has to stop at least for tonight, for tonight we can all sleep the sleep of babies the sleep of sleeps.
I was kinda concerned about our boys going to china to negotiate important things such as our future, thought our boys might get screwed over you know? Well rest my mind at ease our boys done blew them away over there.
They made a deal to borrow two panda bears for only a million a year can you beliece it? They are going to leave the chinese shaking their heads at what happened! Two thats TWO pandas for ten years at one million a year!
Who cares what else they may have signed! That ought to teach china to negociate with us right?

Crankypants said...

When Christy Clark was running for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party she was always going on and on about doing things differently from Gordon Campbell. I sure haven't noticed any change, especially in who gets chosen for special projects.

Consider this newly announced review of the justice system. Geoffrey Cowper, the person named to head the review, supposedly donated $10,000.00 towards Christy's leadership campaign through his company, Fasken Martineau. Fasken Martineau have donated well over $100,000.00 to the BC Liberal Party since 2005.

Now we have this 90 minute lovefest with her buddy Bill Good on the radio station she once worked at. We already know that CKNW screens the callers which means that that part of the programme will be nothing but a sham. Bill Good will toss mostly puff ball questions, pretend to throw one curve which will generate some inane response that likely has nothing to do with what was asked, and all will go their merry way with contented smiles.

I don't agree with the idea that she should be holding a pseudo throne speech in this manner, but wouldn't it have made more sense for her to have chosen the CBC which has radio outlets in every corner of the province? CKNW, even with its affiliates, has limited coverage. Are only a portion of the electorate allowed to hear firsthand what plans the Christy Party has for them while the rest get someone else's take on what was announced?

This will be the second time Christy has chosen to make what most consider an important speech by chosing only one outlet. When she made her "there will be no early election" spiel she chose GlobalTV. This time it's CKNW. Funny thing is that both are owned by the same media giant, Shaw Communications. Is this because Shaw Communications have donated $34,000.00 to the BC LIberal Party over the last few years? Is it because she thinks that she gets favourable coverage by these outlets? Is it a combo deal?

I am really torn about whether to give this sham legitimacy by listening to this spectacle, or getting the Coles Notes version from other sources later in the day. A part of me says that bad behaviour and decision making should not be rewarded by being a part of it, while the rest of me wants to know how phoney it turns out. I suspect that curiosity will win out. I only hope my blood pressure can take it.

Anonymous said...

The segment of the BC population that still listens to CKNW for "news" is limited to the hard right and those that give critical analysis to what is said on this hard right media propaganda machine.

The fact that CC chose a platform with a mostly contrived audience fits with the current strategy being deployed by neocons everywhere - Speak to the converted or don't show up for the debate.