Thursday, December 10, 2009

Everything is Political - Even The Law

The Conservative government wants to toughen up crime legislation.

There are those among us who watch way too many movies and are convinced that this will result of thousand of more prisons and prisoners.

Some such have found their way into the Senate, who have changed several key elements in the government's new bill.

This is, of course, and for the next few minutes at least, a Liberal Senate so they must score political points while they can, spurious though those points may be.

The Red Chamber wants to remove the minimum six-month mandatory sentence for some drug crimes, including running a grow-op with 200 or fewer marijuana plants.

This, in spite of the clear fact that most grow-ops - even those with fewer than 200 plants - are illegal commercial enterprises aimed at selling Mary Jane to school kids, financed by criminal gangs and controlled by guns and violence.

Somehow, the chowder heads in Ottawa have to get over the fantasy of cute couples and their dog, Brewster, growing a few in Nelson, B.C. and playing folk songs.

Of course, the chamber is peopled with deep thinkers like Larry Campbell. Nuff said?

The Senate also wants the exemption of aboriginal offenders from mandatory minimum sentences.

This is the worst kind of muddle-headed sentimental non-thinking.

Do I get a pass from criminal prosecution if I am a Jew, Scot or Filipino?

Come on, kids.

Now, an amusing sidebar to this story is the one about the Liberal Senator who is:

a) under indictment for fraud and obstruction of justice, and

b) on leave from the Senate, but still drawing his considerable salary.

The fool's name is Raymond Lavigne and his crimes are too cheesy and pathetic to write about here when you can read the sordid little tale for yourself.

What is so entertaining and sad is that he had an assistant, a grown man, who would sort Lavigne's mail in the morning then, drive across the river to Quebec and cut down trees on a property to prepare it for a new house.

The assistant's quote is a classic:

"I would have jumped in front of a car for him."

For this loyalty, Daniel Cote was payed $55,000 a year.

And what?

Oral sex?

A quick snapshot of how your tax money is being so creatvely used day in and day out on the hill.


Jeff Taylor said...

Yet more great examples of the Federal Liberal Party of Canada and all the associated crooks, whores, and hangers-on NOT getting the real picture of reality. Of course many grow-ops of various sizes are serious crime related. What these idiots don't realize is that pot is closely connected to other drugs (especially cocaine) because a large number of pot dealers deal other drugs and pot is often traded for other drugs (especially cocaine). This whole story is so typical of the Liberal party. If you google many of the laws that rule our land, but also at the same time lets A-Holes run our streets, you'll find that the Liberal Party was in power when many of them became law.

Jeff Taylor said...

David, I forgot to mention Senator Larry Campbell in my comments. Larry Campbell is probably one of the most hypocritical people I've ever seen take public office in B.C. - and that's saying a lot. When he was the mayor of Vancouver, he decided that the Main & Hastings area of the East Side needed to be cleaned up. So, he and police chief Jamie Graham hatched the plan to basically 'evict' the 'problem' from that area. The reality was (and still is to this day) that the 'problem people' were forced to move their 'operations' from the DTES over to Seymour Street (which literally killed a few small businesses there) and the rest of the 'problem' moved to the West End. I actually knew of seniors that had lived in the West End for years that became scared to leave their apartments after 5 pm.
In a press conference, Larry Campbell simply said that these facts 'weren't true'.
Campbell also often said that too much money was spent by Govt's sometimes.
Finally with Campbell, I was walking near the library downtown on summer day when who should I see driving a brand new BMW ? Larry Campbell driving along with the top down and a big smile on his face. Note, not too many months before that day I saw him, he had accepted his Liberal senate seat.
Just another whore in my opinion.