TEA & TWO SLICES: On Harming Canadian Ideals And Mayor Gregor HatingThe Poodle

February 7, 2013.

by Sean Orr | Illegal eco-protests harm Canadian ideals. Ideals are not written in stone. They evolve and laws change to reflect as much. Would she have had a problem with the Suffragette movement embracing civil disobedience?

“Occasionally, I am offered the honour and privilege of acting as a judge at citizenship ceremonies…I tell them that for Canada to continue to function as the kind of country they chose to come to, they must obey the law”. But then I remind them that corporations and governments get a pass. They get to run roughshod over the democratic process, sign backroom deals, and tear up labour contracts while rewarding their friends. And when these new citizens ask me, why the double standard? I just point them to the nearest Tim Hortons.

“I am all in favour of protecting the environment. However, while we need to maintain a viable environment, the environment is not the only thing that supports us”. I want to spray paint this – whatever it means – on this lady’s car at her church’s next bake sale.

Surrey entrepreneur feels the heat from city hall for T-shirts that say ‘The future dies here’. OK, just so long as we can still buy the I <3 Surrey Sluts bumper sticker.

NIMBY syndrome hits Beach Avenue. OK so now NIMBY means anti-development? I thought it was more about being opposed to government social services. The Anti-NIMBY group not known as No NIMBYs in My Backyard (NONIMBYIMBY) failed to deliver a statment at press time.

No Poodles In My Backyard! Mayor Gregor hates the Main Street Poodle. The commentary on the rapid gentrification of Mount Pleasant just won’t go away!

In lieu of going back in time and never choosing the Skytrain technology and never tying transit funding to a gas tax (wherein the less people that drive the less the transit system makes): Sales tax boost, vehicle levy suggested to drive TransLink out of financial funk. Financial Funk sounds like an album by Sam Sullivan’s old band, Spinal Chord.

I wonder how much Vancouver weighted the national average: Canadians rank among lowest in the world for good times. I guess you could blame our dour, Presbyterian Scottish heritage for that one.

U.S. border rules are an embarrassment. Yeah? Try being in a band, bro.

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