Friday, October 17, 2008


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Miro Cernetig's Wet Noodle Rehash of Tired Old Tropes has no Business on the Front Page

What refreshing, new thoughts has Cerntig brought to the marketplace in his chanting of accepted wisdoms on Ladner and Robertson this morning?

This drivel isn't worthy of the back pages, let alone the cover of a major daily.

He buys and re-sells the fantasy that property crime is down.

No, Miro.

Check it out.

The reporting of property crime is down.

If you call your local police office in Metro and tell them that someone has broken into your home, violated your sense of security, rifled through your socks and underwear and made off with the plasma tube while you were at Costco, they will YAWN IN YOUR FACE.

The average tax-paying home-owner has forsaken the reporting of these kinds of crimes because all they get for it is A FILE NUMBER.

Crime is up, way up, and if you don't know that, what do you know?

Ladner is absolutely right to talk about more cops.

I don't agree with him on more "Ambassadors," but that's another argument for another day.

And then there is this ancient mantra, repeated by the Lazy and the Bored:

"His brutal, backroom ousting of Mayor Sam Sullivan, whom he deposed as NPA leader, still sticks."

Get serious, Miro.

You want brutal? Try looking at the real record of the worst and most vicious mayor this city has ever tolerated.

Everybody in City Hall wanted to see the end of Sullivan and Peter Ladner was simply playing out all our wish fulfilment dreams.

The NPA had a contest; they had a vote. One guy won, the other didn't.

Stop whining.

And try writing something original and not a regurge of beer parlor barf.

Justice Denied

If headline writers deliberately aim to provoke, they certainly struck gold with this one:

Vancouver trafficker gets sentence cut for being aboriginal

Man was 'raised white,' but judge says he identifies as first nation and deserves a break

Isaac Jenkins checked two suitcases in at YVR for a flight to Montreal. The suitcases were filled with cocaine, an illegal substance and a deadly dangerous one.

In other words, Jenkins knowingly went out of his way to break the law. In fact, his entire enterprise is about breaking the law. That's how he spends his day.

So, if I exported cocaine, could I claim that I am one of god's "chosen people" and therefore deserve a lighter sentence.


I can hear the Rabbis laughing already. They would argue that I deserve a harsher sentence for disgracing the tribe!

This kind of weeping "justice" only besmirches the name and deserves round condemnation.

When will judges be held in some way accountable to the people they fail to serve?