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That multipurpose fish wrapper/bird cage liner that was once a newspaper, the Vancouver Sun, blessed its steadily diminishing (and I wonder why?) readership with their pick for next Tuesday's election in their Friday waste of wood fibre. To the surprise of no one with a functioning brain they came out solidly for four more years of mismanagement and criminality under the CEO to the Corporate Stars (thanks RossK), Gordon the Greedy and the BC liaR Party.
Of course, what else could anyone expect from the local flagship of the overlords of the ASSper Empire and the rest of the symbiotic spin factory comprised of the ASSpers, the Public Affairs Bureau and their outsourced back-up including National Public Relations. I will have to admit that even if they can't or won't investigate reality, they sure can write, or use words to create an alternate reality (kind of THE definition of writing FICTION). They manage to tell untruth after untruth, piled on completely mis-leading statements and outright lies in the lead editorial Campbell and the Liberals have earned right to a third term
As they attempt to seem oh so reasonable and unbiased, like they were forced to come to this conclusion by careful analysis, they make this statement this almost right out of the gate.
Statistics Canada reported that British Columbia’s economy shrank by 0.3 per cent in 2008 for the first time in more than a quarter century. The last time that happened, B.C. was in the grip of the 1982 recession.
Have the cuts at Canned Waste destroyed the institutional memory of the organization? As I recall in 1982 we were enjoying the business management smarts of the drunken, sleazy insider trading son of BC's greatest premier ever - the remains of whom (mini-WAC - there was no footage of real Wacky spinning in his grave) were seen yesterday on the shores of Okanagan Lake celebrating the third victory of his buddy Gordon Campbell already.
Businesses were being shuttered. Young people were leaving the province to find work elsewhere.
Some editor might have already lost his job over this line as this is only supposed to be used to refer to the dirty nineties, sister era to the Great Depression brought to us by the evil deck-builder and Mafioso associate Glen Clark. It should never be applied to a period of SoCrud/PsuedoCon/Reform/BC Liberal rule! (source -Official ASSper Empire Style Guide for Writers and Editors)
Like the recent presidential race in the United States, this provincial election is about change.
NewsFlash Fish Wrapper, McCain didn't win that one, and if BC votes for change, they certainly won't re-elect Gordo and his merry band. I can only hope it is about change.
Despite the weaknesses — and every government will have them — there is no question that for the most part the Liberals have run a successful government. Until the recession hit, British Columbians were enjoying the benefits of solid economic growth, in part due to major tax cuts and regulatory relief that the Liberal government initiated.
Do they mean the same policies that EVERYONE agrees have caused the current economic disaster world-wide, that British Columbia has managed to remain in denial about because of the blessing of the few resources that Campbell hasn't given away yet and the smoke and mirrors of the frenzy of activity focused on the Lower Vainland to prepare for the rich peoples' Circus/Olympics™, sure to be followed by an Olympic™ sized debt-ridden hangover?
Real disposable income per person was flat between 1992 and 2000 when the NDP was in power. But with the Liberals in office it rose 2.4 per cent a year between 2002 and 2007. By 2008, take-home income was 15 per cent higher than it was in 2002.
I'm not trying to be picky here, but I wonder why they didn't want to put this into perspective by pointing out how the cost of living, you know like housing, food, gasoline and other sundry luxuries have also increased, and I'm not going to bother to look up those stats, but rest assured, they make 15% seem trivial and in many cases require at least three figures. Of course maybe the already rich and steadily getting richer, don't notice this as much as say a minimum wage earner whose earnings have increased exactly 0% or maybe even declined for those lucky enough to qualify for Campbell's invention of the sub-minimum wage to help out small business.
With a couple of minor exceptions, compared to past B.C. governments, Campbell’s Liberals have been relatively scandal-free.
Reading this statement I can't decide whether to laugh, cry, defecate or go blind. I have heard of say, BingoGate or that famous deck in East Van, but other than the attention they were accorded by the giant spin factory when it was helpful to catapault the propaganda and give Gordo the keys to the kingdom, they are small potatoes. Small potatoes compared to say - the Legislature Raids, the ongoing obstruction of justice we know as the Basi-Virk Trial, John Les and his less ALR land exploits, ICBC shenanigans, stacking calls to radio shows at tax-payer expense, Doug Walls, the so called outsourced job placement programs like Job Wave, the betrayal of BC Rail, the outsourcing of services to outfits like Accenture and Maximus to pay higher costs for poorer services, the denial of science in the effort to kill wild salmon with fish farm lice, the devastation of pristine wilderness for so-called and overpriced run-of river projects and the complete removal of any local control over local issues, life in the fast lane with the Minister of Street-Racing John Van Dongen, the apparent disappearance of vast sums from the Norther Development Trust - an amount nobody knows because these figures are being illegally withheld from the public until after the election (in BC of course almost everything not "before the courts" is being withheld until after May 12), the incestous relationship between the Minister of Forests and the executive of TimberWest at a critical time in relation to the conversion of forest land to speculators' recreational real estate out Jordon River way, and the list of sins goes on longer than I feel like typing right now. If I tried to make this listing comprehensive right down to the little stuff equivalent to the deck and BingoGate, I would be still typing on May 13th - and I'm a fairly fast typist - all the fingers - no peeking, no one fingered hunter/peckers over here.
I am burned out, and can't even read anymore of the drivel that is the Sun's so dispassionately (in their view) delivered analysis of why we should give Gordo four more years to finish the job of completely destroying British Columbia. As more people are learning everyday, there is no reason to go pay money to the Aspers for the kind of crap you hate to even find for free in your mail-box as junk mail with an obvious and suspect agenda. That's why daily more people go to read about reality at blog of the patron saint of we who truly love this province - BC Mary - who with only the resources of her sharp mind, integrity and apparent ability to never sleep and just work 24/7 is able to use her measured skill with language to describe what is really going on. BC Mary wasn't/isn't really a partisan of any persuasion, but it is almost impossible to dig into the sewer that is the Campbell regime without at least being NOT BC liaR! I just fervently pray that enough people have awakened to the truth by Tuesday.
I should perhaps also applaud and recommend Laila, GaryE, the Pacific Gazetteer and Bill Tieleman who also manage to crawl out from under the ASSper imposed information blackout in BC and links to each are over at the right. But Mary is the inspiration to many of us and does more digging for the truth than all the journalists of the Canned Waste/GlowBall Empire combined. Perhaps I should give Canned Waste et. al. SOME credit, they do a lot of digging also, only they are usually digging holes in which they can bury any facts that might be embarrassing or incriminating to the Campbell Regime - not exactly journalism!