It's a classic case of Blaming the Victim.
The BC Government screwed up and screwed thousands of people in the act.
First, Victoria promised 100's of arts and community groups, like Little League Baseball for chrissake, dollars from Lotto and Bingo revenues.
So, promise in hand, these innocents went out and ordered the printer to print the tickets or iron the costumes or blow up the balloons.
Next thing they know, Victoria says, "A Big Ooopsie, we're not actually giving you the money after all."
Leaving Soccer Moms holding the proverbial bag.
The media coverage of this insult is so extensive and soooo baaaad that Victoria has to back-peddle and find the money and hand it over anyway like they promised to do in the first place.
Can you say, 'MISMANAGE,' Boys and Girls?
Not content to just leave enough alone and let the dust settle and let hounds like me move on to the next day's outrage, Rich "I've Never Been Wrong About Anything in My Life, So there" Coleman, who happens to be - lord save us - the Housing Minister (make that the Hosing Minister) adds fuel to the fire with this little gem.
Non-profit and charity groups aren't entitled to guaranteed money from B.C.'s lottery revenues and old agreements to funnel cash from bingos and casinos to community organizations are no longer valid, Housing Minister Rich Coleman said Thursday.
Oh. I see.
Because the community groups had this irrational expectation that you would actually follow through on your original promises, they are now dressed up and put on parade as THE GREAT ENTITLED PEOPLE.
Yes, let's all through the old vegetables at the freaks.
Better yet, try to remember this kind of September when promises were hollow with nothing to follow...follow, follow, follow....
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Bench continues to totally not get it.
The creep shown herein had 44 convictions dating back 20 years and that was in 1995.
Of course, he's added to his honor roll considerably since then, mostly by supplying street boys and girls with drugs so he could have sex with them.
But here comes da judge.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Bruce Josephson found that while Neale met the legal definition of a dangerous offender, the judge decided to use his discretion and designate Neale a long-term offender.
"I come to that conclusion as I am satisfied that his age on release together with the options available under the long-term offender provisions are sufficient to reduce the risk that Mr. Neale poses to the community to an acceptable level," the judge concluded.
The good and learned judge's reluctance to declare this thorough miscreant a dangerous offender demonstrates the judge's total disconnect from reality.
What medications is he on?
Read the story and ask yourself what further proof does the judge need that this sorry excuse for a human being is in fact the poster boy for dangerous offenders.
Posted by David Berner at 9:52 AM