Politics and Soap Operas,What’s the Difference? #bcpoli #onpoli #canpoli

Firstly my apologies for not blogging for a bit as I have had a pinched sciatica in my back and it has been difficult to sit and type much let alone blog.

The time off as given me cause for thought and it begs the question: Is there any difference between politics and a soap opera?

I recall listening to folks who have said they followed such and such a soap opera for years and nothing much ever changes, that they could walk away for a few months and while a few characters are different the plot is still what and where it was when they left.

While I have been off, Justin is still saying dumb things, pretending he is a leader in a party that is supposedly inconclusive but not including those folks who are pro-life unless of course Justin says its okay.

That sounds a bit like he’s a chip off the ole block head and a lot like his dad was back in the 60’s and 70’s. ( not the pro-life or choice part,just the penchant for saying dumb things)

Meanwhile in the Ontario election, poll after poll is released and says the PC’s are ahead, the Liberals are ahead, the NDP is picking up steam, the NDP is losing steam etc.

Geesh so what are you to believe?

Let’s ask Dimitri Pantazopoulos the pollster who has a penchant for getting it right as he did in the 2013 BC Election;

“Some insight into numbers being thrown around in Ontario:
1. I am dubious of the numbers given the disparity between pollsters (this underlies the comments that follow).
2. The “best Premier” question is meaningless. Only one of the candidates has ever actually BEEN Premier. So, of course she is chosen more often as the “best Premier.” That is a wasted question.
3. Time for a change number and wrong track number would seem to indicate that the ON Lib ceiling is in the range of 30%-34%. This would suggest a PC victory
4. The fact that the NDP are so high, indicate a strong likelihood of another Liberal minority.
Does it sound like I am hedging? Yes, I am. Mainly because of the amount of contradictory information in the public domain.”

So what else is happening?

The Nomination race for the CPC in Oakville North-Burlington is once again clouded with alleged shenanigans.

That’s it right?

Well Rob Ford’s car was spotted out for a drive while he is in re-hab…..

So I ask,is there any difference between politics and soap operas?

You tell me?

Another Poll Another nail in Christy Clark’s Coffin!

The Liberal Vancouver sun continues to run the picture used for affair l’farebeat forgetting that most people would prefer to throw Clark under that train rather than hold Dix accountable for his actions.

Angus Reid released the most damning poll of all for the future on the Clark BC Liberals and for Premier Christy Clark herself!

Not only does the poll show that the BC Conservatives are on the rise ( up 3%) but it also tells the tale of the women voter.

You would think that Clark would have the market cornered on that segment of the population but not so, she has lost that too!

The worst news for Clark and crew to come out of the Angus Reid research?

That would be the numbers that say people feel Dix and the socialists are better able to manage the economy.

I will say that again so there is no mistake: Polled Voters think a bunch of socialists are better able to manage the economy than the supposed Free enterprise Chumpion Clark.

Not only that, the poll goes on to say that 55% of those folk’s opinion of Clark has worsened!

Furthermore 64% of those people disapprove of the way she does the job.

No wonder Dave Hayer didn’t say thanks!

How bad is that?

If the BC Liberal Executive has pulled themselves up off the floor and are paying attention: this poll spells the end of Christina Joan Clark.

You cannot and will not form government in the next election.

In fact the momentum is now with the BC Conservatives!

This poll also sends a message to Peter Brown and it would be : Mr.Brown you are backing the wrong horse!

What do you think?

The Specter (Horror) of an Ontario Election!


While we wait for the results from Greece why not turn our guns I mean attention to Ontario, the have not promise that is still haunted by the Ghost of Bob Rae.

I am talking about provincial Bob, the former Premier who has gone on the bigger and better things as the Interim leader of the dying Federal Liberal Party.

Why is it Bob is always around when things start to die off.

But I digress.

This week and since April Ontario voters have been haunted ( nauseated is probably a better word) at all the BS coming out of Queen’s Park relative to discussions between Dalton ( I don’t have a clue what I am doing but I sure know how to run a deficit) McGuinty and Andrea ( Will people please quit reminding Ontarians how much my party and Bob Rae screwed up the last time we were in power) Horwath trying to save the Liberals recent budget.

In a stroke of genius ( Genius is a BC word we use to describe stupid things Christy Clark and the BC Liberals do),Horwath walked away from an earlier agreement with Dalton ( Hey I can always run for the Federal liberal leadership if I blow my minority parliament) McGuinty and introduced amendments to the budget legislation that Tim ( I lost an election I should have won) Hudak immediately supported.

This caught Andrea ( I didn’t think that far ahead) Horwath off guard and now the Province of ( Hey western Canada your bloody oil is screwing up our manufacturing) Ontario is bracing for an election in neither wants,needs or can afford.

So where does Bob ( I didn’t run for liberal leadership because I didn’t want to do to Canada what I did for Ontario) fit into this?

The voters are terrorized by his memory and think a snap election could result in yet another NDP government taking a have not province into even greater depths of havenotery (My word).

Here is a comment from one such terrorized voter : Horwath and the rest of her communist/socialist cohort prove once again that when push comes to shove they would rather sit behind the safety of their rock and throw sticks and stones & manipulate the press then really tackle the issue and call McGuinty’s bluff. There is a reason the NDP will never be leaders and it is never more obvious then right now!

Kinda speaks for itself doesn’t it!

Do you think Ontario will be plunged into a needless election and elect an NDP government led by Andrea( She’s a knucklehead along the same lines as Christy Clark) Horwath?

Can you imagine the mess she would make not only of the province but also the country?

Federal Liberals Have a Dilemma!

It's easy son, wave it a little longer and they will want you real bad!

Justin Trudeau has once again said he is not interested in the job of permanent Liberal leader. He made that clear moments after Bob Rae announced that he would stay on as interim leader but would not be in the running for the permanent job.

This presents a huge problem for the party that is trying to reinvent itself.

At this point Gerrard Kennedy,Joyce Murray,Martha Hall Findlay,Marc Garneau, Dominic LeBlanc and David McGuinty are the names rumored to be interested in the job.

These potential candidates would have trouble motivating their own EDA ( Electoral District Association) boards to show up at their summer barbeques let alone captivate the country to vote for them.

So unless they have a sleeper superstar ( Dalton McGuinty LOL ) it comes to begging Trudeau to take the job.

The Dilemma of course is if he takes the job it helps the Conservatives, if he doesn’t take the job Tommy Mulcair and the NDP will steam roll them in the next election.

It is sort of a ” your screwed if you do, screwed if you don’t” situation don’t you think?

Federal Liberal Leadership: What will they lead anyway?

In another few weeks the race will officially kick off for the Federal Liberal leadership.

A lot of discussion lately has been centered around who will run.Will it be Rae? Trudeau? McGuinty?

Just What will the lucky winner Champion?

The better question in my opinion would be : Just what will the eventual winner be leading?

Will that winner lead a party which is on its deathbed and has little hope of coming back to life as the party they know and recognize Or Will that lucky winner have to be a good negotiator so that he or she can play a lead role in negotiating a merger with the NDP?

Recent polling of supporters would seem to show that they want the two parties to merge so that they can defeat the Stephen Harper led Conservative Government.

That decision has to be made before any leadership contest because it will help determine the type of leader needed to make any negotiations successful.

Of course merging is no guarantee of winning any election.

They have to prove they can get along together first before the Canadian people trust them to govern.

That in itself is no small order for two parties like the Liberals and the NDP?

Do the Conservatives care who wins?

If you believe the rumors that they already have ads ready that say elect Rae and he will do for Canada what he did to Ontario, then if McGuinty runs and wins they would simply have to change the name because as everybody knows he is making a mess of Ontario as well.

Trudeau? Not much different; Elect Justin Trudeau and he will make a mess of Canada just like his father did.

Unless they have some superstar with no baggage their only hope is to merge and I don’t see that happening for at least one election.

The party of Adscam always has to learn their lesson the hard way.

What do you think?

The Death of the BC Liberal Brand!

We are not Malcontents!

Over the next days and weeks there will be countless discussions on the Liberal brand both federally and with the British Colombian election eleven months away provincially.

Lots will be said about who will want to run for the Federal Liberals when the question should probably be what will the eventual winner actually be leading.

Here in BC the discussion will be centered around the BC Liberals changing their name, Christy Clark’s leadership and the horror of a Dix led NDP win.

Prompted by Michael Smyth’s eight handy hints for Clark, I thought I would kick off discussion today with a look at the hints and reasons why Clark and the Liberals are doomed to lose.

Smyth’s article presupposes that people ( like MLA van Dongen and volunteer campaign workers like me) are malcontents because we left the party.

Nothing could be further than the truth.

I left because I had enough. I heard a Campbell speech in 1999 that started with I want to be Premier because I want BC to be a place my kids can grow up in,work here and live here.

In 2009 Campbell made a speech at his nomination that said I want to be Premier to build a province that my Grandchildren can live here and work here.

Same Speech 10 years later meant to me they had done nothing in the first 10 years of their mandate.

What life the BC Liberal party had for me died that night.

That combined with HST,Basi Virk etc. was and is a party that I no longer wanted to be associated with.

For John,the BC liberal Brand died later,but died it did.

When he left( that took courage), as you have heard van Dongen says countless times, it was because he wanted open honest accountable government. He has added that he wants to work in a government that both he and the electorate can trust.

This is not happening now and will not happen under the BC Liberals, Clark and the smoke and mirrors of a name change now.

People like John and I want to build a better BC that all of us can be proud of and that includes the people we elect to government.

We can’t do it under the Liberals and we cant do it with the same people under a different name.

People do not trust her government and they won’t no matter what she does between now and next May.

Scaling back her holidays to 4 weeks as Bob Plecas suggests probably throws most British Columbians for a loop as well. Lets face it,when most people start a new job they only get 2 weeks after year one.
Add to that, the more times she is snapped smiling at summer barbeques the more her poll results will drop. With the house out, people will just assume she is on one long summer vacation.

I believe that most people live by the old adage that he or she who lives in a glass house shouldn’t throw stones.

For the Clark government to throw stones at Dix will endanger what little bit of a glass house the Liberal team has left.

Clark has not shown leadership since she was chosen to be Premier by the Liberal Party. An example of which is her stance on the pipeline.

Whatever she decides to do with this now will look like an act of a desperate politician . ( She is)

Finally, the handy hints and most discussion regarding re-branding and the fate of the Liberal party in BC leaves out is this: Dix’s poll results could be rising because the left leaning liberals have left the Clark tent.

Every time she pretends to be a Conservative more lefties leave the Liberal party, driving her poll numbers down even further.

What’s ahead? Certain electoral defeat for Clark and her team.

There is no way around it!

What do you think?

Canada: Becoming a Culture of Riots : Part 2

They aren't wearing any clothes,so show them a water cannon!

A few short weeks ago I wrote a post entitled Canada:Becoming a culture of Riots?

It is becoming evident that I should have entitled it Canada: Becoming a Culture of Idiots what with the recent goings on in Montreal and the dopes protesting in the near nude.

These idiots are not only interfering with one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions ( Montreal Grand Prix) but are also getting in the way of events where the so-called Elites are fundraising for a Children’s hospital.

Not only that but these morons are wasting copious amounts of taxpayers dollars given the cops don’t work for free.

You and I probably pay for these BLOCheads because most of them are either on welfare or collecting UIC.

Wonder where Pauline Marois and the PQ stand on this now?

I think we should bring out the water cannons and flush em all into the St. Lawrence.

What do you think?

Christy Clark: This Months Bonehead of the Month Winner, Hands Down!

Clark Wins Coveted Bonehead again!

The results are in and it’s official!

Premier Christy Clark Wins!

To Re Cap May:

Clark Shells out $67,000 to kick out new employee Chris Olsen!

Clark fumbles a simple answer to the question ” Did you smoke pot in high school”

Clark’s Forum Poll results show her and her party on the verge of being wiped out!

Clark brings in Family Day no matter what the cost to small business.

Clark and crew bonehead family day and have it on a different day than Alberta thereby forcing people to take a day off to visit family and spend the holiday with them.

Clark ducks Western Premiers meeting making BC the laughing stock of Western Canada.

Clark mishandles Catalyst file.

Clark gets upstaged by Brad Wall on the Mulcair Dutch Disease file.

Clark screws up the facts on the Hydro File.

Clark hires pollster and then ridicules him because results shows her and her government are inept.

Runners Up

Tommy Mulcair for the Dutch Disease comment

Pauline Marois because she’s Pauline Marois.

This Month Nobody can touch Christy Clark for the Coveted Bonehead of the month award!

Did I leave anything or anyone out?

Bonehead of the Month Christy Clark!

Is anyone more worthy?

FYI : With her Filipina in her heart she is out of the gate flying this month too!

Scared of Energy Discussion, Christy Clark Chickens out of Western Premier’s Summit!

Scared of the Western Premiers Meeting Christy Clark hides out with Richard Branson!

The big smoke screen, better known as L’affaire Branson gave the Chicken Premier Christy Clark something to hide behind as she evaded discussing energy with the Western Premiers.

As you may know by now, Clark sent in her place, her favorite whipping boy Minister Pat Bell.

You may recall Bell as the guy that took the heat for Telus Gate ( the scrapping of the Telus/BC Place stadium name deal) after Clark was not invited to a major jobs announcement.

Yes this is the same Bell that threw $750,000 down the drain on a failed HST pamphlet.

To date now that the Premiers summit has been completed , I have not found one quote from him outlining what he brought to the table on behalf of leaderless BC.

So much for BC Having a voice on this vitally important issue!

Clark as you will recall has failed to take a position on the pipeline issue. Both BC Conservative Leader John Cummins ( for) and BC NDP leader Adrian Dix (against) have shown leadership on this issue.

But then what did you expect from a chicken?

Buzz Buzz: The Perils of Socialism

Patti Bacchus: When the BC Civil Liberties Association says jump I say How High!

Once again another socialist experiment has ended in failure.

This time, thankfully it was over in a month and only cost $15,000.

Of course I am referring to socialist dipshit Patti Bacchus and her shutting off of the school yard mosquito anti vandalism devices in lower mainland school yards.

In less than month after Bacchus opened her big mouth a school yard was vandalized and yes knuckleheads started loitering again.

In the time between shutting them down and today, neighbors had to resume combing school yards for spent needles and the like.

To people like Bacchus and the BC Civil Liberties association this was preferable rather than leaving them on until their “study” reached its obvious conclusion.

Of course Vancouverites will remember Bacchus from another act of stupidity.That would be blaming boys and men for watching hockey and UFC which, lead to them causing hockey riots.

In her mind she probably thinks students are rioting in the streets of Montreal because the Canadiens didn’t make the playoffs!

Beware, Bacchus might make herself available and run for a seat under the BCNDP banner in next years provincial election.

How would that make you feel?