Monthly Archives: August 2011

The HST vote makes complete sense

Ipsos Reid released a poll this morning on the HST Referendum.  The first question perfectly describes why the yes side carried the day, despite being outspent about 40 to 1. 1. In your opinion, what will be the impact of scrapping the … Continue reading

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Can you say tired?

This pivot is interesting, in the way a pivot performed by a drunken ballerina is interesting.  Got this fundraising pitch about an hour after her official HST response. Somehow I don’t think it’s going to be this easy to ditch … Continue reading

Posted in BC Liberals, BC Politics, Christy Clark | 6 Comments

HST: two thoughts, one cranky, one bigger than that

Not a great day on the hospital ward but the HST result demands something, doesn’t it? First… Could Craig James be more blatant? Somehow a Thursday release morphed into a Friday one, the day of government lost causes. Do you … Continue reading

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Yuck

What does bitter read like?  I don’t mean a couple of lines.  I mean full on, intense bitterness:  The kind of writing that says my life sucks, why can’t everyone’s? Today we have an answer:  bitterness reads like a Christie … Continue reading

Posted in Canada Election 2011 | 12 Comments

The new me

That’s the new me.   Stuck in a Toronto Hospital, full of rods and bolts, a successful – almost – Frankenstein with two long scars and a tough blood infection that’s taking it’s time going away. The surgery went brilliantly.  My … Continue reading

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I wish I had written this….

Drew Westen is a Democrat advisor and author of “The Political Brain”.  His excellent piece on Obama, is the lead op-ed in today’s NY Times. And now I’m wondering how different things might have been if Hilary had won the primaries. … Continue reading

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I wish I had written this…

Drew Westen is a Democrat advisor and author of “The Political Brain”.  His excellent piece on Obama, is the lead op-ed in today’s NY Times. And now I’m wondering how different things might have been if Hilary had won the … Continue reading

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All hands on deck

The Dow closed down 500 points or so today as Italy’s debt problem emerged on the market, got added to the US debt ceiling disaster, then was spun around by the teeny US growth numbers – which are really a … Continue reading

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Soon to be appearing…

It’s been a strange and miserable week on the good planet Earth that deserves much comment and I’m stuck in a hospital bed in Toronto with three incisions in my neck and spine, a swallowing nerve that’s taken it’s ball … Continue reading

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