For 40 years, Charlie slept in “homeless shelters” when he could get in. If he couldn’t, he slept on a sidewalk. Near a warm air vent if he could find one. In the day he hung around the Victoria Public Library. The cops kicked him out if he smelt too high. And he had to sing hymns for his dinner at the Sally_Ann. Then Charlie got to thinkin’: “If we pitch a tent in a city park, the kops pull it down at first light ’cause the City of Victoria owns the park. But how about where the city don’t own the land?” Continue reading
That scoundrel Peter J. McGonigle claims I’ve moved full-time to Victoria B.C. so as to be on The Cure 24/7 — which he says I badly need. “Merde de Cheval”, says I — I’m moving because politics is boring in Alberta. Alberta knuckleheads do things because they think it’s good for Alberta. In B.C. Continue reading
May 10, 2016 – Today, In an Ontario Court, Jian Ghomeshii apologized. For what? The prosecutor said Ghomeshi hadn’t committed an offense!!! In fact, they’d both committed the offenses of “double think” and “cover your backside“. Continue reading
Victoria’s organic sewage disposal system
In 1966, the local governments of Victoria, B.C. had hired Associated Engineering and a team ofinternational scientists and engineers to build a sewage treatment plant for $175 million. Associated finished the plant in 1982, on time and on budget. The plant functions perfectly.
UPDATE — May 19, 2016 –NPR’s Tamara Keith wonders why Hillary Clinton has changed so many of her positions — e.g. gays, trade, crime has it been to change with the times or to get more votes.
UPDATE — May 19, 2016 — Tara Jeffries ponders on PBS that many Democrats may jump ship to vote against their establishments and for Trump. Many Republicans already have. Could it be the end of political parties. America’s first and most
popular president, George Washington, hated them. LINK — Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address – he hated political parties.
UPDATE — May 17, 2016 — Sanders wins Oregon 56% to 44%. Clinton wins Kentucky 47% to 46%. Sanders won’t give up.
UPDATE — May 11, 2016 — Sanders beats Clinton 51.4% to 35.8% in West Virginia
Primary. Trump neck-to-neck with Clinton in latest poll. The FBI may not finish its Clinton investigation till after Democratic Convention. Even without FBI charges Americans could defeat the elitist Clinton – elect Trump — because she reminds them of Marie Antoinette. Will the U.S. Democratic Establishment drop Clinton?
UPDATE — May 11, 2016 — Trump won’t release his income tax returns. Is there still room for an Independent candidate?
May 5, 2016 — CBC’s Neil Macdonald predicts “Trump is the fuel, but Republican
Party will burn itself down … Almost certainly, as the conservative columnist George F. Will predicts, a Trump nomination will create all sorts of ‘down-ballot carnage’: state, county and municipal Republicans will capsize in his bombastic wake … It will probably mean a generation in the wilderness, or maybe two, before conservatives reform and achieve national power again.”
The New York Times INTERACTIVE NOMINATION CALCULATOR
…as primary and caucus results come in you can use it to forecast final results…
May 4, 2016 — After Trump wins the Indiana
Primary, both Kruz and Kasich give up. In Indiana, Bernie Sanders beats Clinton by up to 12 points. Sanders still in the race — by a hair. Clinton polls ahead of Trump in six-out-of-six polls.
May 2, 2016 – Republicans are worried that, if nominated, Trump will lose them the U.S. Senate. The Republicans have 54 Senate seats, the Democrats 46. Says NPR: Democrats need to flip four seats if they win the presidency. (The vice president is president of the Senate and casts the tiebreaking vote.) If they lose, they need to pick up five for control. That’s a very doable task given the map. It’s also a presidential year, when key Democratic demographic groups, like young voters and single women, turn out in higher numbers than in midterm years.
NPR highlights Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nevada, Missouri, North Carolina, Arizona (John McCain could lose his seat), Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Florida.
As of April 29, 2016- in 2016, Sanders had spent half again more money than Clinton on the Democratic nomination BUT on May 2, Clinton crept past him.
April 28, 2016 The smart money is now on Trump as Republican nominee – Trump reads a scripted foreign policy speech tapping into non-Establishment anger over U.S. misadventures — Bushs’ fumbles — Obama’s weak knees
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May 3, 2016 – A trendy pot-head named Ashley Abraham wants to charge
other pot-heads $5.00 an hour to bong it up in The Green Ceiling, once a tile shop, on Victoria’s Quadra Street. Abraham calls The Green Ceiling a “cannabis consumption lounge”. Pot is illegal under the Narcotics Control Act of Canada. Under Canada’s criminal law, Ashley is an accomplice to an illegal act. Continue reading
Where does the U.S. import its oil from? 2000-2015? Canada was #1!!!
UPDATE — May 12, 2016 — former U.S. Navy Secretary John Lehman, a member of the 2004 9/11 Commission, turns whistle-blower, tells The Guardian that the Commission knew there was broad Saudi support of the 9/11 terrorists and that many Commission members wanted to blow the whistle on the Saudis but the U.S. Establishment had held them back. Continue reading
May 5, 2016 — CBC’s Neil Macdonald predicts “Trump is the fuel, but Republican Party will burn itself down … Almost certainly, as the conservative columnist George F. Will predicts, a Trump nomination will create all sorts of ‘down-ballot carnage’: state, county and municipal Republicans will capsize in his bombastic wake … It will probably mean a generation in the wilderness, or maybe two, before conservatives reform and achieve national power again.” Continue reading
“If you go to the city of Washington, you will find that almost all of those corporation lawyers and cowardly politicians, members of congress, and mis-representatives of the masses claim, in glowing terms, that they have risen from the ranks to places of eminence and distinction. I am very glad that I cannot make that claim for myself. I would be ashamed to admit that I had risen from the ranks. When I rise it will be with the ranks.” – Eugene V. Debs