One of the crime scenes

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Go Canucks

Remember to talk to your EMPLOYEES
Premier Photo-Op in Action

With the Canucks preparing to entertain the Chicago Blackhawks in less than two hours, I'm sure that Premier CEO is rooting for them at least as hard as me, hoping they go DEEP into the playoffs - or at least another two weeks. It is obvious that Gordo the Greedy and his band of Merry Pirates appreciate anything that might distract the people of BC from the real issues until at least May 12th! I just had a thought, wouldn't it be nice if the province had a new Premier when the Canuckleheads bring the Stanley Cup to a parade down Robson Street?

News Flash

Gordon Campbell Utters Truths

I know it is shocking, but lately I've been catching Gordon saying things that are true. One he repeats ad naseaum is that the election on May 12 could be/is/will be the most important in a generation. I have to admit I cannot disagree with him on that, though our reasons for thinking that are probably not the same.

But the most startling to me, yesterday or the day before, was probably more of a Freudian slip - but those are usually a form of truth as well. While he was glorifying himself and his party up in Golden, during the photo-op above, he exhorted his assembled supporters to be sure to "Talk to your EMPLOYEES, family members and....." about the upcoming vote. (I forget the third group he mentioned and for some strange reason his PR team of Palmer, Baldrey et. al. didn't happen to quote this particular statement). I know he said it though because I heard the clip a few times on the CBC radio,unfjortunately without a recorder set up to save his words for posterity.

To the Coot this was a sub-conscious slip of the tongue that makes it clear (as if it wasn't already), whom he considers to be his constituentcy. The average voter in British Columbia, especially after eight years of BC not-really Liberal rule, is lucky enough to have a job, much less any employees, other than maybe the neighbor kid who mows the lawn every couple weeks. Excepting of course those who specialize in construction of Olympic venues (with or without massive over-runs), approaches (like the Sea to Die Highway)or P3's that haven't lost their financing due to irresponsible gambling in sophisticated pretend financial instruments like hedge funds and sliced and diced sleazy phony/BAD mortgages. And then there are those happily ensconced BC liaR party insiders with shiny new positions with the Pirate Power Corporations that he seems determined to give all our watersheds to for a song!

Don't forget this is the government that managed to almost kill off the Forest Industry during the biggest building boom/bubble in US history. Now the "economic meltdown" caused by the same policies that this government promotes is finishing off any operations that managed to survive until now! I doubt if VP and BaldreyDash have pointed out yet that according to the most recent figures from StatsCan the BC Economy trailed EVERY PROVINCE in the country LAST YEAR - it actually Shrank. Oh yeah, I forgot though, these are the guys we can trust to lead us through hard times. Who knows, maybe they're right, maybe they are just really bad during GOOD TIMES!

As to the picture above, I'm surprised Gordon Campbell hasn't taken credit yet for the entire Trans-Canada Highway - but we do have two more weeks of an election that seems to be heating up, just like the weather!


Blogger Gary E said...

"almost" killed off the forest industry. Koot, he killed the industry long before the (depression) economic downturn.

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 7:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger kootcoot said...

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear Gary. There was the odd operation that managed to survive the first six or seven years of Campbell's neglect of (or assault on) the forest industry but are now failing due to the added impact of the "meltdown."

My point was, hundreds of mills, and thousands of jobs were lost in the industry before the "meltdown" IN SPITE of the most humungous building boom/bubble in US History. Thus, Gordo seems like the LAST guy to trust to manage even a lemonade stand during genuine bad times. It is obvious he can create bad times for all but his friends even during Boom Times!

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 8:47:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Laila said...

Not related Koot,but I have a post you may be interested in today. I'd love to hear your views on it!

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 9:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gary E said...

I was being facetious Koot. I guess it doesn't come across in print. And Campbell is the last guy to trust to manage anything.
Maybe his problem is that he doesn't read reports.

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 7:32:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good article that goes into a lot of the sleazy details about this issue over at the Tyee

Monday, May 4, 2009 at 10:48:00 PM PDT  

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