Category Archives: BC Politics

Lame ducks

Vaughn Palmer wrote an all-time keeper of a column last Monday.  Better than anything I’ve ever read, it demonstrates why BC would be far better off if the entire Press Gallery ceased to exist this very second. Okay, maybe that’s … Continue reading

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Old records

Yesterday, sitting in the park watching the Mole Hill bocci players, my son asked me “what’s gonna be on your list? We were talking about seeing the new doc “20 Feet From Stardom” that tells the story of the background … Continue reading

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Newspapers dying? Fist bumps all ’round

Yesterday Sun Media announced it was closing 11 “papers” and laying off 360 staff across the country.  Unfortunately this doesn’t include 24Hrs here in Vancouver.  The announcement comes on the heels of a 60% reduction, year over year, in owner … Continue reading

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Pain

A few nights ago I got up to have a bowel movement, a thing of great emotion these days; joy when it all goes well; deep, deep despair when all that my colon brings to the table is a series … Continue reading

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Just like starting over

It’s been a while since the last post. I’ll get to the reasons for that shortly, but I first want to say thanks, an enormous thanks, for the response to that last piece.  It had over 12,000 views, which I’m … Continue reading

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Change for the Better, One Big Step Now

This weekend the BC NDP Provincial Council meets to begin the review of the disastrous 2013 campaign. From what I see it is set to fail, much like Dix’s campaign itself. This was a campaign that Adrian Dix and the … Continue reading

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You’re kidding me?

I’m reading this correctly, aren’t I?  This is a joke?  A big f****** ironic poke in the members’ eye joke, kind of a Louis CK way of apologizing for the pitiful way “the Team” ran the election, right? Here’s the … Continue reading

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What is to be done

Five days after posting, my little election missive has had over 6,000 page views.  And more than 60 commenters have posted, all passionate and articulate, a great many very angry and almost all calling for change. I’m happy that Brian … Continue reading

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Take it from the Topp

Last night I got this from a friend in the campaign.  It’s from NDP Campaign Manager Brian Topp to his campaign staff, although it was sent through Jan O’Brien rather than directly from the KoolToppGuy himself. His letter makes one … Continue reading

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Prediction time

I’m terrible at predictions, always letting my emotions run amok through the fields, leaving my reason bereft in the ditch. So today, I use a few tricks such as stealing my base from threehundredeight.com and augmenting it with my own … Continue reading

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