Sunday, January 17, 2016

NDP In British Columbia, Time For New Faces, Time For Guts


January 17-2016

I wrote this post shortly after Adrian Dix's monumental election failure in 2013....The reason why I`m reposting is twofold...Firstly, the last Robin Mathews article is very important....

The legislature does not have to be open for the BC NDP opposition to make noise, a whole lot of noise..Scream, holler and get articles aired, even if you have to pay to get them posted.....Secondly...There is no doubt the majority of BC`s legislative reporters and writers are wholly owned by the BC Liberals..Isn't that correct Sean Leslie...No argument from you Keith Baldrey and Tommy Fletcher..What a joke..A strident fossil fuel pimp, an industry whore, Tom Fletcher walks around with bleeding knuckles..Ala Dragger...

So Mr. Horgan...Why on earth would you grant those bought BC Liberal press agents year-end interviews..Tell them to go to hell..Refuse to even talk to them..When media personalities show such blatant disregard to the truth, to facts, when corporate spin and echo chamber journalism replaces honesty, integrity in writing...When that happens it's time to distance oneself from those spineless whores..

The BC NDP during the 2013 election writ period told the media that the gravy train of $millions of taxpayer $dollars for partisan advertising is over under a NDP Government....Great move Adrian Dix....That ensured bad press for sure...When are you going to get smart...Get elected first then tell the corrupt media the gravy train is over!.... ...

This post is a gentle reminder to the newest NDP Leader....John Horgan

Below is that June 3rd 2013 posting


NDP In British Columbia, Time For New Faces, Time For Guts

Written by Grant G

Adrian Dix the defeated, the beaten and laughing stock of politics, the face of humiliation, and still today BC`s NDP is making excuses for the devastating loss..

Here`s a newsflash to the NDP brass,  Adrian Dix told all media entities during the 2013 election writ that the gravy train of feeding $millions of taxpayer dollars for needless Government advertising was over under a elected NDP Government, what Adrian Dix is actually doing is destroying the 2017 NDP, destroying what`s left of the party before the smoke even clears.....Hello idiots in charge, you told the media that the gravy train was over, what did you expect the media to do, to applaud, to thank you, the media is financially distraught now, they, the media haven`t forgotten and won`t, you will get no favorable press from here to eternity, so don`t play nice, call them out, fight damn it fight!

Michael Smyth and Vaughn Palmer have been busy ridiculing the party, there is no being contrite or civil, the media smells blood and is proceeding in defining the party as a bunch of sad sacks 4 years before the next election, and without a plan, without executing a plan the NDP in British Columbia are officially dead..

Moe Sihota`s time at the trough needs to come to an abrupt end, Moe didn`t deliver any of the Asian vote, his relevance is gone, the one-time street fighter politico`s fire has become but a weak flint on a dead Bic lighter, Brian Topp has suffered back to back defeats, he needs to distance himself from the party.

Bill Tieleman still refuses to take any responsibility in placing a flawed candidate into a leadership position, even worse, Bill Tieleman during the writ refused to admonish his employer, that being 24 hours and Sun News Media, Bill Tieleman showed that he doesn`t possess a backbone, Sun News faked a front page advertisement as news, Sun News called Adrian Dix`s wife a beatnik and loser, Bill Tieleman if he was a true journalist, and true to the party would have at least blasted Ezra Levant and 24 hours in a column, he did neither, Adrian Dix didn`t admonish Sun News either, if someone attacked Alex Tsakumis`s wife like that, knowing Alex the way I do Alex would be swinging for the fences, if you won`t fight for what is right what good are you, I may disagree with Alex Tsakumis and many other online writers but I appreciate those who possess a backbone, those who fight, those who will burn a bridge for the right reasons regardless of the financial loss..

What good was Tieleman, a statement of integrity would be to tell 24 hours  to go to hell, to tell Sun News to go to hell, Tieleman and Dix stood back and accepted the status quo, today on CKNW Gord MacDonald at 3:06 pm during the weather report with Mark Madryga both had a chuckle over Adrian Dix, for goodness sake Adrian Dix is now being ridiculed by the weather guy, when the weather guy starts laughing at you the time has come, the time to go..

I don`t care if CKNW decides to ban any appearance by any NDPers in the future, one must phone them up and tell them to go to hell, CKNW chased Tieleman away during the HST referendum, and...And Tieleman took it on the chin, he responded by saying nothing, he was gracious as the other side cheated, perhaps he was hoping for a future gig, he never called them out for their actions.

Cavorting with the enemy seems to be the new commonplace activity with the NDP, the good old boys club who continue to grease each other`s palms, Jim Sinclair fought the good fight, Susan Lambert fought the good fight, agree or disagree with either of them at least they fought tooth and nail and didn`t care who they insulted, they said what needed to be said, those two individuals stood up and stuck their faces out, straightened their backbones and dared those who disagreed to knock them down, The Straight Goods fought for Gabriel Yiu, Ross K fought for Jane Shin, yet the biggest backroom names in the party, and the biggest frontroom names in the party bowed down and played dead..Adrian Dix, Moe Sihota, Bill Tieleman, Jan O`brien, Brian Topp and others wilted and shriveled on the vine...No one fought..

And today the media has vowed to so demoralize the party, to define the 2017 party years in advance of that election, it`s time for average party members to come together and remove these faces and voices from representative roles, if Adria Dix can`t get mad at media for calling his wife a beatnik freak he will never fight for anyone, including the public, today the Coquitlam school board announced 80 odd positions removed, assistants and special ed teachers, this to balance a budget, where was the NDP leader today screaming at the press, screaming at the BC Liberals.

I am calling for John Horgan to make his intentions known, are you wanting leadership yes or no? we can`t wait, we can`t let the media define the party for the next 2 years while the party drifts aimlessly,..

No one wants to fall on their sword, Tieleman and David Schreck refused to call out CKNW for their actions, why?..For fear of being removed, what better statement to the media and the public, that being the voting public than to tell CKNW and Sun News to go to hell, tell them that you won`t appear on a partisan agenda filled station and play chicken little..

We need a NDP leader that tells the media that they are bias, corrupt, call them liars when they do in fact lie..Call them out for not reporting the truth, like what the hell happened to David Black`s refinery proposal, where are the LNG jobs, where are the ship-building jobs, where..

No, the sound of silence, the fight left to bloggers like Rafe Mair, Ross K, Kootcoot, The Sixth Estate, Disaffected Lib and many others..

If I was paid to write for anyone and they did a hatchet job on my wife, daughter, brother or sister I would tell them off, on air, make a statement, I would show some integrity and walk away, not go to bended knee for a few dollars, where is the courage, the integrity, who today has guts, a statement of meaning and courage would be Tieleman, and or any NDP representative to tell Sun News to go to hell, no, I won`t appear and here is the reason why..

We live in a word lacking in integrity, lacking in courage, those who go to bended knee for the sake of a few dollars, how far, how low, how desperate, when will you take a stand, how far must you be pushed before you rise up and say enough is enough, you are corrupt, you are liars, incompetent, agenda filled...

Maybe the days of honour are gone, days of courage no more, the NDP of British Columbia need to decide today whether they are prepared to fight, prepared to place people in charge who want to win, place faces in charge who will stop at nothing short of illegalities to achieve its goal..

 "John Horgan.MLA" <>,

I urge everyone interested in fighting for a new invigorated NDP without Moe Sihota, without Brian Topp advising, without Jan O`brien speaking for, without Schreck and Tieleman milktoasting pundits speaking for the NDP to email John Horgan and urge him to run..

Until new direction is shown, new leadership and new faces and a purging of failed politicos who refuse to fall on their sword this Persuader refuses to support the party, and more, I will actively campaign against the party unless new direction and purpose is shown....

"Adrian Dix Beats Christy Clark"  that headline was misplaced and fictional....... the mainstream media Headline in April of 2011 when Adrian Dix became leader should not have been this  "Adrian Dix Beats Christy Clark"   .....The headline in 2011 should have been this...

"Adrian Dix, flawed candidate steals NDP leadership and destines the party to perpetual defeat"

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open


Jon Ghun said...

Looking back with you, i want to say that i don't blame Dix as much as i did then. This past week the BCgov back off from approving the Kinder/Morgan Pipeline extension, and the sky did NOT fall in on them. So, was that position in opposition really how Dix lost the election. Seems less likely to me now.

And, yes. getting around the "G"reat wall of the media corps(e) is definitely the most serious existential problem we face. And i completely support your cal for Horgan to take a tougher stand in Opposition.

But, unfortunately, convincing the chipmunks to elect is mostly a matter of controlling them via t.v. and some radio. (Recall how negative those thugs got for millions in ads over some 18 months in the run-up)And more specifically, it's those news shows during the dinner hour that still carry along the majority of the older voters. These media prevaricators are even harder to hold to account--because the readers are not the writers and what you see is not what you get.

i Also wanted to mention a couple of recent stories about the media corps(e), because i envision the day when they are all swept away in a tsunami of bad karma (dare to dream):

1)Postmedia to accelerate and hike cost-cutting as revenue declines continue.

2)Shaw to sell media arm to Corus for $2.65 billion as it seeks a new competitive strategy.

Anonymous said...

Have been an NDP supporter all my life, but the last few years, not so much. (Dix was a bad mistake, there are a few others that are only there for themselves imo)I don't like that they are not out there fighting back against Christy and Co. and all the bs going on. The law breaking, lying, patronage and ignoring most of the citizens in this province. Okay, the liebs won the last election, but imo, it was rigged. Horgan, it's time to speak up and out on Site C, the Massey Tunnel project. Heaven knows they are not needed. Twin the tunnel, that's it. why in the world would any government allow corps to plow under the ALR? How stupid is that! Go after lawbreakers and cheats. It's time to get back to the basics of healthcare, education and law. It's time that all citizens in this province can receive timely and affordable healthcare, (get rid of the MSP fee),kids can have a school to go to in their area that isn't overflowing (get rid of all the portables and build schools), it's time lawbreakers are charged, corruption is exposed. It's time that "all" pay their share, it's time to shut down foreign ownership of our resources and land. It's time that the government of this province work for the people of this province, not some corporation back east or abroad. It's time to weed out even those in the NDP that are just in it for themselves or their friends. Horgan, look around you and do something. 2017 is fast approaching, give me reason that you may keep my vote.

Grant G said...

Jon Ghun....I blame Dix, and his campaign team.....

The difference is...There is not a general election..BC Libs backing off from Kiinder Morgan is mere crude politics(byelection is February 2nd)....Libs have no chance in Kwan's old riding..Coquitlam riding...BC Libs have polled extensively in Port Coquitlam and the majority oppose Kinder Morgan.....Up north ...Prince George and those interior ridings are loaded with Alberta type people...

You need more proof Jon?....

From the Commonsense Canadian site...


"The National Energy Board is expected to issue is recommendation on the project in May. It is unclear what effect the province’s opposition will have on the Kinder Morgan’s future, in light of concerns economist Robyn Allan has raised about the Liberal government’s choice to give away much of its authority on these matters."


Read the article, read my comment below Rafe's posting..

@anon 5:10 am.....Thanks for that comment, truer words have never been spoken...

John Horgan needs to get off the fence, he won`t win those northern and interior ridings...He needs to concentrate on winning every Vancouver Island riding and the lower mainland ridings..

An old saying comes to mind..

"One in the hand is worth two in the bush"

Horgan needs to concentrate on the "one's" in his hand or risk losing all...


Evil Eye said...

An accurate and honest assessment of the political scene in BC. The NDP is a party of losers and the leader is far too weak to rid the party of losers.

Thus the NDP will lose in 2017 and lose badly.

I think there are many backroom boys who want this to happen; I think too many backroom boys are in league with the bitch who calls herself Premier.

So sad, when the province most needs a strong Loyal her majesty's opposition, we get Quislings and Lord Ha-ha's. It seems the back room boys have all received their 30 pieces of silver.

Anonymous said...

A more accurate assessment is that this province has a MSM that is pro BC Liberal. It is not unbiased and it hates the NDP. We have not had an unbiased opinion writer since Marjorie Nicols left. We just have "yes men"