The other day, we spoke here about Lotto monies being held up and not distributed to community groups that have been promised such.
Here's the scenario.
Province yanks $1 Billion a year from our stupid pockets as we buy gambling tix that have a hope in hell of ever paying off. OK. So be it. We are dumb and poor and we dream. I am among you, believe me.
Province then passes on about 15% to charities and community groups.
Or at least, they say they are passing on this money.
So you are running the Lake Cowichan Flugelhorn Consortium and you buy new mouthpieces, music stands and a side of donuts for your group on the promise that money is soon to arrive.
Rich Coleman is the Villain here. He is the Social Development Minister and he's the guy who is supposed to yell down the line to the minions, "PAY THE LOSERS ALREADY!'
Alas. Rich is no where to be found.
Neither are the funds already spent.
I know, all you hard-nosed successful Type A Free Enterprise Worshippers will scream, "Yah, well they shouldn't;t have spent the money of they didn't have it."
Please. Join the real world.
ps...Rich is the tall guy.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"A bit more promotion would be useful."
The god of all gods, the Supreme Kvetch on High, the man who runs a completely unchecked world government bigger and better than any James Bond villain could have ever thirsted after...
His name is Jack Rogue...uh, sorry, Jacques Rogge, that is, Count Jacques Rogge (we kid you not, he is an actual Count, whatever that may be), and he is the president of a governing body that supercedes all local sovereign governments.
We speak, of course, and humbly and on our trembling knees, of the (shudder, shudder, genuflect) INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE.
Rogue feels we are not pushing the Games enough.
Has he ever checked into the local press?
Day after tiresome day, our print and radio and TV sources are filled to the overstocked gills with 2010 "news" stories.
Jack, baby, get serial.
Posted by David Berner at 9:23 AM
The Globe & Mail editorial this morning has rightly called Taser International's charges of bias again st Thomas Braidwood "ridiculous."
This straight-forward condemnation of a the company points out that "Twenty-five people in Canada have died after being tasered, yet most police forces in Canada have been loath to acknowledge that the stun gun is dangerous."
Scusa me, but isn't that more than the number of people who have died from gunshot fired by police forces in the same time period?
Referring to the Robert Dziekanski incident, which I continue to call Murder, the editorial makes clear "A video of the incident showed as horrific a piece of brutal and incompetent policing as this country has witnessed for some time."
Time for the Taser executives to try a little of their own medicine or be extremely quiet.
Posted by David Berner at 9:14 AM