Saturday, January 29, 2011


Often, whilst railing against the persistent stupidities of governments and their agents, we get the feeling that we are a lone voice or two howling from the cliffs into a relentless wind.

How cheering it is then to see that on occasion - as in several Arab countries at the moment - the masses rise from their slumber and "second that emotion."

In this specific case, a petition now demands the removal of His Royal Walliness from the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.

Like many of you, we were appalled, nay struck dumb in disbelief, when this never-do-anything, always smile, smooth the duvet political Polonius was appointed to this dire and important task. We knew at once that no result would follow.

Now, native leaders, family members and other concerned citizens have said, "Basta, baby!"

"The petition urges the government to replace Mr. Oppal because he has previously defended the police investigation, argued against establishment of an inquiry and was attorney-general when Crown prosecutors decided not to proceed with 20 outstanding murder charges against Mr. Pickton."

This decorous appointment was one of the last and most cynical acts of Premier Gordon Campbell.


Anonymous said...

We must be the dumbest people on the planet. We allow most crimes to go unpunished. Nobody is ever guilty . Its always their parents fault. Then we allow the police to behave worse than some criminals.Then we have the police investigate themselves.Then if something goes wrong and we need to further investigate how the police or justice system failed what do we do? We appoint the guy that used to be incharge of the wrong doers. I think calling us dumb gives us to much credit


Anonymous said...

I'll add my voice to the howl from the cliffs - I too was struck dumb on Oppal's appointment and saw it as one more example of the FAIL of Campbell's Liberal government.

Sign the petition.

Thanks David!