If that's just not possible, some great pamphleteers...
Norm Farrell explains why our town's no longer even remotely great newspapers refuse to tell their readers what is really happening at BC Hydro:
...It should be a scandal this once proud enterprise is spending massive amounts without public purpose, particularly while disabled people live in abject poverty and elementary schools rely on donated paper. Clearly though, large businesses and investors gain from BC Hydro’s spending and they want it to continue, even if provincial debt and obligations already burden every household in BC with almost $90,000.
Newspapers beholden to special interests are unwilling to report how sponsoring elites profit by abusing the wallets of taxpaying citizens. What debased media will report is anything that advances the positions of their masters...
North Van's Grumps asks...Are the BC Liberals regularly pulling reverse Fassbenders?
Dermod Travis of Integrity BC goes flying right past the $93,000 in the BC Liberal Party's clerical errors in fundraising without even trying:
...Here's the thing. If you take the four lobbyists whose names have already been linked to this scheme in the media – plus one more who has confirmed their participation to IntegrityBC – and knock off all their personal donations under $1,000 (on the presumption they're more likely to be genuinely personal), their total donations come to $116,177 (2005 to 2016).
And that's before checking the donations of even a single other lobbyist or senior staff person. Nice try, guys...
Bob Mackin reveals....How the sheep farmer keeps walking away with bags of our money, also without even trying.
Laila Yuile illustrates...The push behind the polling - especially when it comes to matters Site C.
Grant G. thinks...There really is something rotten in the state of Lotuslandian Real Estate.
And, finally, Mr. Beer 'N Hockey makes like Mike Royko while simultaneously taking down MAGA down at the sawmill:
Had a crew meeting with the f*cking boss in the lunch room today. I took notes so you would not miss anything.
Firstly, as in all such meetings, there was a lot of talk about doom.
Secondly, another management favourite topic, gloom.
Thirdly, there was some talk about making the f*cking sawmill great again.
All us workers thought the meeting was over once that went over our head but there was one more thing on the boss' mind.
"We have been having trouble with the toilets getting all bunged up this winter. Been happening so much someone must be bunging them up on purpose. We hope we are going to get to the bottom of it before the f*cking plumber's fees forces us to close down this mill like the one in Merritt."
We were barely out the lunchroom door before somebody dubbed our overflowing toilet situation Sh*ttergate.
And on that sheepherder hardly workin' to take our money piece by Mr. Mackin...Ms. T's response is worth laughing at and/or ridiculing because...BC Liberal entitlement...Or some such thing.
And, on an extra special musical note...Some of you may recall (but probably don't) my boosterism for all things Aaron Lee Tasjan awhile back (PW - he was the opener for the Felice Brothers last fall)...Well, anyway, to see the evolution blues of Mr. Tasjan's guitar work unleashed, see...This (be sure and stay through the 4 minute mark - especially you Beer, what with your tributes to freedom and St Louis and duckwalking and all that).