Vancouver’s Municipal Election 2011: The Dinners, the Debates, the Occupations, the Snoregasm, THE NIGHTMARE! Gregor Robertson Does Nothing Until Someone Dies
While I’m writing this, I’ve just finished listening to shades of the 2009 provincial election…..
Just like former premier Campbell did when he was consistently lying through the last provincial election and pretending all was well in La-La Land, Gregor Robertson has spent the morning on the Vanilla Man’s radio show demonstrating what happens when the suit fits but there’s not a stitch of intelligence to be found: Manipulating stats, sounding petulant and outright lying.
The problem being that on the other side of the desk, is Suzanne Anton, much like Carole James (except without the intelligence, consistency and honesty) who can’t finish off the most slippery of opponents–just like Ms. James (sorry, Carole) and for exactly the same reason: Who’s Suzanne to take direction from? Just like Carole, she’s got about five different operatives, with ten different opinions–and then there’s Mike Klassen who couldn’t organize a screw in a whorehouse.
It doesn’t help that as a moderator, Bill Good ranks somewhere between Daffy Duck and Foghorn Leghorn–daft on the mic and bloviating on the issues.
However, two points: Robertson claims to have streamlined City Hall–this is complete, unadulterated horse manure. What he’s done is gutted budgets and rolled over departments, through his henchman, City Manager Penny Bedlam, so that every squeezed out dollar can be used for empty bike lanes to nowhere, wheat fields of fancy and chicken coops for cuckoos. His figures about how he’s turned homelessness on its head is the kind of bunkum I’d expect from a circus clown. And the Mayor’s viral fibbing about previous NPA councils is absolutely breathtaking. Yes, Sam and Co. were a nightmare, but there are enough stats to prove that what Robertson is shoveling about property taxes and the like is just more lies from a man who us clearly out of his depth. His eco-occupation of this once proud city is only going to become less acceptable in the next three years, and that’s if he survives surging NPA fortunes–with Suzanne Anton, incredibly, in striking distance, as shown by both inside NPA and Vision polls. So, look for this Vision nightmare to come to crashing halt by next election, but until then: At what cost???
The uptick in the NPA trend is thanks to the hard work of people like Rob MacDonald, Peter Armstrong and operatives like Marko Dekovic. The clowns that will try to lay claim to any success on the morning after the election, can pretend all they want. I know better.
But the problems in Vancouver run deeper than Robertson’s stupidity and Anton’s lack of ability or who will claim what the morning after.
Last week’s dinners would be meaningless, if they weren’t instructive in how the city now works: Both main parties are completely beholden to real estate developers more so than any time in the city’s history. This isn’t good and I have to wonder just how much monied backslapping and handshaking is going on. This is how the BC Liberal Party imploded, by allowing their donors and top, most accommodative friends unfettered access to the keys of the province: No door was off-limits, no industry remained unmolested–friends and insiders ravished them all.
Well, look for Vision’s attempts to destroy the viaducts to be one such example. The developers with the most to gain are Vision’s biggest corporate cheque writers…that’s if you don’t count the American money of unknown origin, pouring in from the radical, left-wing Tides Foundation.
And this isn’t an issue for the NPA to raise? Of course it is, but they can’t, seeing as though the same monsters, who buy favour, are writing them cheques as well. It’s like they’re in Vegas on ‘Super Bowl’ Sunday and the teams are so closely matched that they need to hedge half of the first bet against the other.
Anyway, I have never seen a more pathetic campaign about absolutely nothing.
The NPA could have turned the ‘Occupy Vancouver’ idiocy into something, but again, Anton’s messaging has been all over the map. She is a viral flip-flopper.
How damn complicated is it to say the Gregor Robertson does nothing until calamity strikes? His office knew about the possibility of a riot during the Stanley Cup playoffs. And he did nothing: Fires ensued, dozens hospitalized, possible fatalities abounded–no more respect for police or the city–all because Robertson was looking to blame everybody else, when in reality, if he’d shown some leadership to begin with, instead of partnering with our dimwitted Premier to foment a perfect storm of thuggery, the riot would have never happened. And let’s not even talk massive cuts to VPD budgets.
The Pandora fire cost three men their lives. His Penny Ballem-destroyed Silly Hall knew about the issues. Robertson knew of the penny pinching that inspectors have been complaining to each other about. His minions have read about it here for over a year. He illegally fired Ark Tsisserev. The writing was on the wall. So what did he do to protect your families? Nothing.
With ‘Occupy Vancouver’, it’s obvious the place is being overrun by every maggot and low-life in town (I was there again last night–and they are very aggressive and completely willing to fight). The open drug use, open drug sales and incredible insanity of the increasingly violent rhetoric isn’t obvious enough?! Nope, not to Hizzoner, Mayor Bozo. Not until there was an overdose, followed a few days later by an overdose death. Only then did it occur to him that his natural, base constituency of dope smokers and anarchists would turn the Art Gallery property into a public toilet and drugfest.
Isn’t it incredible? For Gregor Robertson to get up off his completely unqualified derriere and make an executive decision; to exercise some bloody leadership, there must be a major calamity.
Or, the ultimate calamity, someone has to die.
I bet it makes you all feel a whole lot safer he’s watching out for you and your families.
Apparently, Suzanne’s okay with it all.
Because she hasn’t said a goddamned word about it. Not like I just did and it took my a few minutes to formulate my thoughts.
If Suzanne Anton becomes Mayor, you’ll get Gregor in a skirt.