Of course, it's gay bashing.
Of course, it's a hate crime.
And who is this genius?
This is what he has to do on a Saturday night?
Leave his rat hole in Surrey or whatever rock from under which he has slithered to beat up people who are walking down the street?
The new Poster Boy for Stupidity, Ugliness and lack of Substance.
Somebody please help this unrepentant punk become a citizen.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
-- "I am not satisfied that the plaintiffs have proven the defendants were in breach of the standard of care required of them."
With these words, BC Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Barrow has once again thrown a spear deep into the heart of our confidence in the law.
Two men enter a hospital for hernia operations. They are served by the same team in the same room.
Both emerge with flesh-eating disease that near kills them.
Yet, this paragon of common sense and concern for the common weal says they have no right to sue.
Then, pray tell, what rights do they have? What recourse?
Posted by David Berner at 8:35 AM
"There is a Police Act investigation into John's conduct. It has to do with an allegation of a conflict of interest," said Naughton.
Abbotsford police Chief Bob Rich is in charge of the investigation.
Police Complaint Commissioner Dirk Ryneveld said he would not confirm or deny an investigation is underway."
This was the story in this morning's Province.
Now, maybe I am dreaming this, but...
Didn't Victoria's Chief of Police just resign under clouds a few months ago?
Didn't everyone refuse to tell the public why?
Nice department. Nice government. Nice transparency.
Has anyone explained basic democratic principles to these bumpkins?
Posted by David Berner at 8:24 AM
On Sept. 30, 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders agreed at a meeting in Munich that Nazi Germany would be allowed to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
Just a little reminder from history about how honorable and bright political leaders can be.
Posted by David Berner at 8:20 AM
I couldn't even read Barbara Daffy's column today. The headline did me in.
"NDP hoping for a big breakthrough in BC"
Is she kidding?
There are no NDP signs on lawns in my neighbourhood, and, as far as I know, there is no candidate.
We've got your Joyce Murray, your Deb Meredith, your Dan Grice.
But the last I heard, the NDP guy was thrown to the wolves for some nutty indiscretion or other.
Has anyone told Jack Layton or Barbara D. that elections are won in the trenches, on the phones, in the 'hood?
I'd love to vote for the NDP.
If only they'd get around to telling me who the candidate is.
Posted by David Berner at 8:13 AM
David Brooks has writen a fascinating and very strong editorial in this morning's NY Times.
The gist is that America wobbles now on the shakiest of grounds because it lacks leadership and authority.
Like many of us, he awaits a resolution to the bailout debacle.
In the meantime, don't even bother to look at what remains of your portfolio.
Go fishing. Talk to your parents or children. Cook dinner.
Posted by David Berner at 7:53 AM