Saturday, June 11, 2011
To quote, Molly Bloom from Joyce's Ulysses, "Yes, I said, yes, I will, yes."
Of course, in that instance, the lady was getting fucked.
Oh, but then, so are we.
So, here is the HST referendum dumdum question that, depending on rotating postal strikes, will soon arrive at your door:
"ARE YOU IN FAVOUR OF EXTINGUISHING THE HST AND REINSTATING THE PST IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GST?"
If you answer "Yes," that means you want the HST drop-kicked through the goal posts of life.
The question is confusing and a double-negative and a bit of a sham at heart because who knows what the administration will actually do with the results. Has anyone said this exercise is binding, other than around our hearts?
Nevertheless, harken not the business and government interests that have been bombarding you with lies and bolder lies. I kept waiting for leaflets to flutter down from the skies overhead.
The HST is one way or another more tax money for more bloated government.
The only reasonable answer is YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES.
Posted by David Berner at 10:55 AM
Yesterday, I wrote in this space about the fine job all local politicians are doing using and abusing "ethnic" communities for cheap and ready votes.
I am not alone in my sentiments.
Read Vaughn Palmer in today's Sun for more of the same.
The sub-headline gives a hint of what's to follow:
Hundreds of Surrey residents joined both NDP and Liberals, and that abuse needs to stop
Posted by David Berner at 10:47 AM
In 2007 and 2008, David Cadman, Vancouver City councillor, spent $59,000 of taxpayer, public money for trips to Poland, Korea, New York, Amsterdam, Bonn, Barcelona, Honolulu, Geneva, Bali, Kyoto and Auckland.
That's The Cad, featured in the photo.
He's smiling because he's just had a wonderful meal at your expense and he's going to photograph exotic animals after the conference.
I want that money back.
And all the other money that all the other elected vampires spent in business class airplane seats and first class hotel rooms around the world.
Can we launch a class action suit against these honorable men and women?
For theft and fraud and misuse of public trust.
Posted by David Berner at 10:37 AM