One of the crime scenes

Saturday, April 09, 2011

 


Wasted
Public Spaces!


Sometimes I think I should change the name of this blog to Houses (making it plural) of Infamy. Though this started as an attempt to generate discussion and find information about the "Raid on the Ledge," over the years that other fancy building on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, both Houses of Congress and even the California State House of Representatives and Senate have come into the discussion here. Heckfire, even the Glendale, Arizona City Council has been the subject of a post here (What's Wrong with Arizona?). Perhaps it would be appropriate to try to come up with a more perjorative term than "infamy" as well, or maybe just add some additional terms and qualifiers. Maybe this would be appropriate.

Houses of Infamy, Shame, Absurdity
Downright Silliness and Criminality!


Here is a picture of the British Columbia Legislature at work, or at least in its normal state - EMPTY!



Rattenbury's Shrine to Otiosity!*


* otiose adj. serving no practical purpose, functionless [L otium leisure]

This august chamber has been actually used for only FOUR days in the past three quarters of a year - and very sparingly in the last two years. Of course, perhaps this is for the best. After all we currently have a premier who would have to sit in the gallery like a tourist since she was chosen by a few thousand members of the Campbell Crime Family and represents no British Columbians except for the Public Affairs Bureau and the Gang that Stole Our Railroad.

Then there are some members who shouldn't be in any building without bars over the windows and razor wire on the perimeter, members like John Les and Kash Heed (and the retiring Capo Gordo) who would be in more maximum security facilities were it not for British Columbia's "Oh So" Special Prosecutor system, designed to free politicians from having to hire their own criminal defence lawyers. Besides even when they do have a day of pomp and ceremony and open a sitting of the Legislature very little happens, no real debate, just a bunch of adolescent name-calling and thumping on desks until the last day or night when the BC liaRs ram through a year's worth of legislation, some of which isn't even eventually struck down by the courts or the cause of legal settlements to be borne by the taxpayers (like the HEU contract tearing up fiasco).

Of course, the BC Ledge is not unique in being an insult to the people who it is supposed to serve. In Ottawa we have the House presided over by Spiteful Stevie, that is at least open for business when he doesn't have to prorogue or force an election in order to avoid having to answer incriminating or embarrassing questions. Then there is the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. Here in a nation involved in at least three wars (counting just those that they admit to), in the midst of an economic disaster and budgetary crisis, at least the elected representatives of they the people show up fairly often to, I guess, justify their six figure salaries and platinum plated benefit package. The photo below was taken in the House of Representatives during debate about the budget that threatened to SHUT DOWN the government, leaving families with daddy overseas engaged in combat having to get in touch with loan sharks to buy groceries and not become homeless, among other minor incoveniences.


American Tax Dollars at Work!


Don't these idjits realize that with a simple deck of cards they could play solitaire without the waste of electricity involved in running all those laptops? Heckfire, they could even play some two or more handed games WITH each other, if they could get along at all.........

3 Comments:

Blogger Gary E said...

Have you got any feedback from the US public on this obvious criminal activity by their elected representatives Koot?
Or our neighbors just sitting on their asses like they do up here?

Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 7:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Danneau said...

This is a lovely post, too full of common sense and passion to be ignored, but, then, that's the point of having to write it in the first place, sadly. I keep thinking that I ought to be reading the opposing point of view, but I can never find anything that doesn't get lost in illogical arguments and selfish justifications. I'll keep scanning around, but I will also continue to enjoy your material and be thankful that a few people are speaking up for the good of all.

Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 8:38:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Legislature building should be sold. It must cost a fortune to maintain, it's just dead wood, gobbling up tax payers dollars. If it's only used once a year, it would make more sense, to just rent an Elk's hall, or something similar, if and when the Legislature ever sits again. They could take their own lap tops from home with them, to play cards during legislature.

Monday, April 11, 2011 at 1:39:00 PM PDT  

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