One of the crime scenes

Friday, December 28, 2007

Not Necessarily
Happy Anniversary

We've all heard that the wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow - but fine. So far we've been shown the truth of the slow part in spades. Tomorrow will be the first day of the fifth year since the unprecedented raid on the Legislature and the people of BC know little more than they did within the first year.

Gordo today, like that day four years ago, is ensconced in Maui. If he's drinking his face off again he at least knows better than to go driving around, hopefully. Many then ministers are in different situations though and keeping their distance from the Lieberal government, at least publicly. Women seem to continue abandoning the Lieberal ship, maybe they could recruit Carole James by offering her a Cabinet position in government, just a thought. Maybe she could be more useful to the NDP sitting in Gordo's Cabinet - though women do seem to bump into a glass ceiling or stonewall there. They are short a Carole and a Christy and a Judith and a Cindy and a..........

On the other hand this morning on CBC radio's the Early Edition, Jeff Davies, legislative reporter for the CBC, announced his list of the top ten political stories of 2007 in British Columbia. I wasn't surprised to discover that the BC Rail trial hadn't made the cut. I will admit that Mr. Davies did mention that the Basi/Virk pre-trial (which didn't make his list) could blossom into importance in 2008, IF it actually comes to trial. I thought I detected an unspoken lack of confidence that such would really ever occur.

Sometimes I wish that this had happened with an NDP government, then at least we would have wall to wall coverage all over Canned Waste papers and GlowBall TeeVee. Of course scams of this magnitude are unlikely to happen with folks whose idea of scams is getting help with their deck from a neighbor or some minor bingo hall hi-jinks. Or maybe bribery, rigged bidding and such with public assets at what may be high levels of government just aren't as important as backyard decks and bingo halls. Bill Tieleman and BC Mary both noted the sad anniversary. Bill mentioned that Camille Bains had done a wrap up of the trial for CP blog as follows.

[Canadian Press reporter Camille Bains, one of the regulars at BC Supreme Court room 54, has done a good wrap-up look at the BC Legislature Raid case. Regrettably, neither the Vancouver Sun nor Province has noted this remarkable anniversary in their editions today, nor printed Camille's piece.]

Canned Waste would be more likely to note the anniversary of Britney shaving her head.

Meanwhile those wheels continue to grind exceedingly fine and waaaaaaaay tooooooo slow.

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Sunday, December 23, 2007


Since wishing for "Peace on Earth" seems as futile as Lisa Simpson wishing for a pony every year, this year I will ask for something more realistic (maybe) - answers.

Would it were that packages of gift wrapped answers were under this, my tree for Studio 54, no charge, shared in the spirit of the season.

See you all next year..................

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

It's a Bird...

It's a Plane....

While most of us wonder about the "secret hearing" part or yesterday and whether "secret" stuff continues today....or not, it seems there may be NO SECRETS at the offices of Bill Tieleman. Mr Tieleman, as most people here would be aware, is our token reporter "allowed" to look into and actually "publish" articles about this flight of fancy to which I will affix the title BC Rail Trial. According to Tieleman Hit by Break-In by Rob Annandale at the Tyee yesterday. The article begins:

The office of a Vancouver journalist has been broken into in an incident he believes is linked to the political scandal he is covering.

Bill Tieleman, a regular contributor to The Tyee who has been writing about the B.C. legislature raid case, discovered upon his return from the courthouse Monday that someone had broken into his office via the ceiling and a vacant adjacent office after attempts to force his door apparently failed.

Although nothing was missing, Tieleman said the intruders had moved a copy of a book about the raid and an accompanying press kit across his office and placed them on top of fallen ceiling tiles.

"Somebody was sending me a clear message about the B.C. legislature raid," he told The Tyee. "There's no question about it."

We already have a character in this case who has achieved a certain, shall we say,- level of notoriety - for effecting entrances via the ceiling rather than the doors. Once upon a time, in the day, he may have been looking for old style typewriter keys to satisfy his insatiable hunger for the letter "n." Nowadays, maybe Spidey is just too durn shy to use the door, like normal folks. If I were the police though I would be looking into the whereabouts of all break and enter specialists favoring the "through the ceiling" M.O., and had a horse in this race, trial or charade.

Ah, it takes me back to a simpler time when we sang about girls who came in through the bathroom window. Is somebody protected by a "silver spoonnnnnnnn?"

I'll reserve comment on all the rest of the "super secret" stuff for the present as my interest in make believe real-life has been hijacked by more local matters of life and death. Besides, I wouldn't want to divulge some "protected" secret, bearing in mind that the secrecy of anything that I happened to find out about would be highly questionable.

Totally off the topic of the House:

I'm just catching up to the news today as yesterday morning our cat of 22 years passed on to the world where her sister, Alexia, has been for a few years. She was a beautiful cat, enjoyed her life mostly right up to the end. Yesterday was a day we knew would come soon, indeed would be for the best. But we miss you Delia and so do the other cats. She passed away quickly and apparently with little or no pain after a pretty nice weekend with lots of interaction with her people and cat friends and family.

Delia 1985 - 2007

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