One of the crime scenes

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

IANAL*, but
You are a WATB*!

After almost four years of ignoring the whole Raid on the Legislature and the sputtering court actions since, Keith Baldrey has jumped into the fray. In the past if he mentioned this issue at all, it was only to belittle its importance and basically tell his readers to "move on folks, nothin' to see here." Robin Matthews has referred to him (with reason to this observer) as Gordon Campbells Personal PR Flak at Can West). Maybe Robin was referring to Vaughn Palmer, but heck, Gordo has almost two hundred of 'em that are even called communications people. Normally I would be happy to see Asper's Artificial News (Everything that is fit to be Amusing), paying some attention to this HUGELY important matter that someone seems to be trying to sweep under a rug.

However at the same time as Keith pays some long overdue attention and column space (in Burnaby Now, of course - there must be waaaaaaaay tooooooo much REALLY important stuff in the Sun, Province and Times-Colonist) to the BC Rail Trial, he feels that it is necessary to insult everyone who has been picking up the slack and at least keeping this issue before SOME of the victims of corrupt government and Grand Theft - Railroad. The troubling part of Some troubling questions in trial in Burnaby Now are the following screeds:

Massive amounts of missing evidence, procedural bungling, a misplaced computer hard drive, a top-secret Crown witness, a family relationship between an RCMP investigator and a senior B.C. Liberal party official, wiretaps catching conversations involving the premier - this case has it all.

Yeah, but if you or I think anything is wrong with all this I/you am/are a paranoid "conspiracy buff," as carrot head goes on to make clear below. (or I know it looks bad, but believe me, there's nothin' to see here, so move along, folks)(Lookie over there, shiny object........)

The case has even attracted a cult-like following of conspiracy buffs, who have convinced themselves the trial will eventually and inevitably reveal the true satanic qualities of the B.C. Liberal government and particularly of Premier Gordon Campbell himself.

On various Internet websites (Google "Basi-Virk" and you'll find them), these conspiracy buffs continually work themselves into a lather about how every procedural delay in the trial is really proof of a government-run conspiracy. Most of them are stunningly ignorant of how the justice system works (or doesn't work), but their rants and ramblings are actually fairly entertaining.

As the headline points out, I am not a lawyer, but then I don't claim to be, even though I am interested in topics involving justice. I imagine you call yourself a columnist or pundit - well, I have news for you in acronym form. YANACOP, they either illuminate and/or clarify issues and/or entertain, often with humor, like say Alan Fotheringham. You, my man, do very little of either. I can see you now, standing with your mic, in front of the Legislature, superciliously talking down to us unwashed who you know (for you radiate this) could never understand what is "really" going on - but of course you do. You would even share it with us Keith, if we weren't so dirt dumb and all..............oops, gotta go hatch a conspiracy!

Speak for yourself Mr. Baldrey, though IANAL, I tend to think I have more knowledge and experience of the courts or so-called "justice" system than yourself. Of course that is just based on some of the stupid things you say on courthouse steps with a microphone in your hand or in your "entertaining" (not necessarily) columns. Thanks for the "fairly entertaining," rating even though they aren't "ramblings."

For these paranoid ideologues, anyone who disagrees with them is the enemy, and nothing short of a charge of treason against Campbell will satisfy them. But while these deep-rooted fantasies may be slightly wide of the mark, that doesn't mean the B.C. Liberals can breathe easy.

Keith, if you can read just YOUR OWN paragraph above, the one that lists massive amounts of missing evidence, through to being investigated by relatives and you didn't even mention a famous dinner attended by the Finance Minister that was recorded, or the original lie about selling BC Rail, or why did Christy Clark quit (to spend time with family and then try to be mayor of Vancouver) and on and on and on. Keith, paranoia implies that one is seeing "imaginary" stuff. I don't know what they call what you have, but the symptoms include ignoring reality. I already told Vaughn to watch for the elephant and don't get stepped on.

All of us who have been paying attention to this circus of a trial feel insulted by your utterances, but not surprised. Usually you merely insult our intelligence with you boring pronouncements from on high, or in front of the Rockpile. But as one of my colleagues suggested. "You've crapped on your own work, Keith." I visualize a new smaller pile of crap on a bigger pile of crap, or kinda like the basement part of an outhouse.

Acronyms in Headline/Post Explained

* I Am Not A Lawyer
* Whiney Ass Titty Baby
* You Are Not A Columnist Or Pundit


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For these paranoid ideologues, anyone who disagrees with them is the enemy," well I guess you sure proved Keith Baldry's statement.The guy has a follwing, you appear to have a following but does that mean one of the two of you are more correct? Keith does seem to lean a bit to the right but he doesn't deserve your comments. I leave it at that.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 4:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jo5ey said...

Annonymous 4.26 p.m. - Please explain Baldrys sudden interest in this case> Is it because he now knows it is coming to trial? Will he have to suck up to another "King" to full fill his idea of being a columnist? Why is it, always, when one runs out of logic and common sense, they revert to insults and then display their immature intelligence for all to see? Jo5ey

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 7:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger kootcoot said...

Mr. Anon-0-Mouse from 4:26 yesterday. Did you ever consider sitting on the judicial bench. Anyone so sure of who deserves what is perfect judge material.

Personally I feel that Keith Baldrey doesn't deserve to be considered a journalist or pundit and the only reason he has a following at all, is because Canned Waste/Glow Ball shoves his pompous pronouncements down our throats. Our only option is to forgo the putrid TV and Newspaper outlets that carry the Asper banner and I must confess I do that as much as possible.

Glad you read my piece, maybe if you read it again you could even understand it! Any chance that Keith's immigrant forebear changed the family name from Baldreck?

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 9:49:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does everyone see the desperation in baldery’s writings? I feel this desperation is warranted as the trial grows nearer and if the ever so shifty baldery is starting to get wobbly knees then his master Campbell must be getting a little edgy also. This is a good sign that we are seeing thing very clearly and that baldery is attempting to through out the old smoke and mirrors show. This is all defence for Campbell and company. Baldery is pathetic.

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 9:53:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The person running this blog beleives that if someone doesn't agree with him, the next step is to belittle her or him as soon as possible. I'm pretty sure that if you cancel your subscription or quit reading it for free on the net, they sure won't lose any sleep.
I read your article, you disagree with Balrdy but your comments about the fellow are simply not necessary. Your comments to me really shows your lack of concern about opinions other than your own. I never met either of you but I see him on assorted programs and in assorted newspapers from time to time. I don't always agree with him. Does any of your stuff get printed to a larger audience. The cute names for media outlets gets a bit boring at times.

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 10:52:00 AM PST  
Anonymous ratso said...

I`d like to see posters of kapos like baldrey up all over the place...for a start ...goons...thugs.

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 11:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger kootcoot said...

To the Anon-0-Mouse from 10:52 (or Mr. Baldreck's Mom):

as to:
"The person running this blog beleives(sic) that if someone doesn't agree with him, the next step is to belittle her or him as soon as possible."

I would like to point out that supposed "journalist" Keith Baldreck is the one who injected things like "paranoid ideologues" "conspiracy buffs...ranting and raving....who "hate" into this discussion. And you know that I feel that Mr. Baldreck should be held to account for resorting to insults and smears to distract us from the fact that he has been ignoring or belittling this whole issue for four years already. Of course if you actually understood what I wrote on the front page you would know all that and wouldn't automatically start speaking for/or like little Keithy's Mom.

As a journalist,(haha) Mr. Baldry has a responsibility to inform the public, what a laugh.

as to:
"I'm pretty sure that if you cancel your subscription or quit reading it for free on the net, they sure won't lose any sleep."

for they, substitute "ME" and picture me sleeping soundly.

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 11:29:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again you prove my point. Always attack anyone who doesn't agree
with you. Sorry about the spelling mistake but this blog doesn't seem to have a spell checker. I'm pretty sure that Baldry can look after himself but I'm not too sure about this blog holder.

The guy mentioned conspiracy conntacts on Google. My Gosh lots of stuff on Google defy reality all the time. I too agree this court case has been long in coming. Soon maybe the judge will be hearing both sides. The action is there not on some blog, blogs arn't affecting her court decisions, so I guess I'll go elsewhere for information and less personal insults because it seems you sure like slinging mud.

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 11:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger kootcoot said...

Missus Baldrey (KB's Mom)

What can I say, maybe you will be replaced with someone with something to say? Anyway if you hear a sound behind you, it's just the screen door slappin' etc...........

Meanwhile, zeeee, zeeee, snore, zeee, zeee, snore, zeee, zeee, etc.

BTW, I didn't attack you, I tried to clarify/explain what I said about KB's Mom's boy - it obviously went right over your head.............second try also!

Did I wake up on Little Green Footballs?

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 12:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger kootcoot said...

btw part II

"Soon maybe the judge will be hearing both sides."

Is that just a maybe, like maybe she'll only hear one side, which one?

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 12:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jo5ey said...

Annoymous ll.59 am. perhaps you should read "Is Campbell a "made man" in the Republic. Perhaps you will still support his PR man Baldry. Jo5ey

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 3:38:00 PM PST  

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