TEA & TWO SLICES: On Living With Mother, Picturing Poop And Loving Politics As Usual
by Sean Orr | Picture a fan. A big industrial one. Now picture some poop. Now picture someone throwing the poop at a fan. It might look something like BC politics this week…
Boessen “not” kool: Resignation is latest evidence of a party in a tailspin. There’s even a catchy theme song! oh-ee-yay, oh-ee-yo!
After quitting the Liberals, Van Dongen quits Conservatives: Leaderless van Dongen Seeks New Allies. It’s like he’s torn between two lovers, feeling like a fool, loving both is breaking all the rules…
Meanwhile Bob Mackin tweets: “In the Georgia Straight John Martin cited $6M Basi-Virk payoff as a reason to vote against #bclibs – now he is one”. This is pretty much the equivalent of hiring replacement refs in the NFL.
Meanwhile, at the federal level: The Conservatives don’t give a shit about detention. “Unprovoked, the CPC began the refrain that would continue throughout the day: “The NDP want to impose a ‘carbon tax’ that would result in a ‘tax on everything’ and you’d go poor and your children will go hungry and die, probably. Maybe. Who knows? Do you really want to take that chance?”
Maybe Maureen Bader will finally STFU: Vancouver second most tax competitive city in the world. Maybe if business (or at least the foreign owned ones) paid more tax our transit authority wouldn’t be so bankrupt. Maybe we wouldn’t have to beg developers for amenities. Maybe we could pay for treatment centres. What a novel concept!
Further reading: Vancouver and the Global Crisis of Capitalism: Labour Against Austerity. “Continued real-estate speculation, stagnant wages and relentless upward pressures on housing affordability show that the lessons of this century’s “Great Financial Crisis” have yet to be learned in Vancouver”. We built this city on rock and roll speculation.
Once again the “readers choice” section of the Georgia Strait’s Best of Vancouver issue makes me want to commit suicide. Cactus Club? Cafe Crepe? Charles Bar? Do these people just vote for the first thing that pops in their head?
Suburban living comes with a cost. Is that why they feel the need to remind us that they are suburban by acting all suburban when they go into urban centres making the urbanites feel all urban?
I should have stayed home: Live-at-home 20-somethings trend flourishes in Metro Vancouver. “I’m not looking to move out and live paycheque to paycheque”. Don’t knock it ’til you try it, buddy.