Thursday, October 2, 2008

Impaled by Paling


I cannot take another minute of the corn-fed, corn-pone, Main Street, golley-gosh-darn, Hockey Mom bullshit.

Next she'll be starring on Broadway in an "Anne git Yer Gun" Revival.

Was her name originally Paling, with a "g?"

She has dropped so many of the other "g's" in her verbs (goin', talkin', teachin'...) that I thought it might have been a contagion starting with her very namin'.


She is smart. She is sharp. No question.

And she has stood her ground admirably this evening in the debate with Senator Biden. She was well briefed and she is a quick study. Full marks.

But Eye-raq? Eye-ran?

"The surge is workin'?"

And "your good wife has been a teacher for 33 years, her reward will be in heaven..."


Miss Wide-Eyed Bumble-Bee scares the bejaysus out of me.

Can you imagine someone this simple in charge?

This misinformed? This doctrinaire?

McCain's choice of this woman is enough to dismiss him as a worthy candidate.

Happy Lift-Off!

It is not often enough that we hear of something truly exciting happening in local business.

But that was the case this morning when the Sun featured a major story on Viking Air's New Twin Otter aircraft.

The Victoria company already has orders for 41 units, each costing $4Million to start.

Read the item here, and then email Viking your congratulations.

It is Hard to believe this..but it is so...

Texting confirmed


Published: Thursday, October 02, 2008

LOS ANGELES -- The train driver blamed for the worst U.S. train crash in 15 years was sending and receiving text messages seconds before his crowded commuter train skipped a red light and collided head-on with a freight train, killing 25 and injuring 135, federal investigators confirmed yesterday.

Sure, that's what we needed, Gord - Another Election

Three elections in 33 days
Two B.C. byelections between federal, local votes
Jack Keating
The Province

Premier Gordon Campbell served up an election sandwich yesterday, announcing that two byelections will be held on Oct. 29.

The byelections in Vancouver-Burrard and Vancouver-Fairview will be sandwiched between the federal election on Oct. 14 and the Vancouver civic election Nov. 15.

That's three elections in 33 days for residents of the two ridings.

Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt resigned the Vancouver-Burrard seat to run for the Conservatives in the federal election. The NDP's Gregor Robertson resigned the Vancouver-Fairview seat to run as Vision Vancouver's mayoral candidate.

Businessman Arthur Griffiths is the Liberal candidate in Vancouver-Burrard. COPE park board commissioner Spencer Herbert is the NDP candidate.

The NDP candidate in Fairview is Jenn McGinn, an account manager with Vancity and former vice-president of Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. The Liberal is Margaret MacDiarmid, a family doctor for more than 20 years and former president of the B.C. Medical Association.

"Fairview residents are concerned about homelessness and the plight of the mentally ill and addicted," said MacDiarmid.

Said McGinn: "People are telling me they are tired of being ignored by a government that turned a deaf ear when local business owners lost their livelihoods thanks to botched planning on the RAV line."

Griffiths and Herbert both list homelessness as a big issue.

"People in my neighbourhood have had it with a government that gives its top advisers massive pay hikes while refusing to raise the minimum wage," said Herbert.

Vancouver-Burrard will become two new ridings -- Vancouver-West End and Vancouver-False Creek -- for the provincial election next May 12.

Griffiths said he will seek the Liberal nomination for Vancouver-West End, regardless of the byelection outcome.

© The Vancouver Province 2008