TEA & TWO SLICES: On My Big Election & Homeless Dave’s Amazing New Discoveries

by Sean Orr | Uh-oh! Someone got their funding taken away: Vancity in the Downtown Eastside: The Gentrification Drive of BC’s Largest Credit Union. Or all of these things are bad: hiring otherwise un-employable members of the community, growing food in under-used lots, sandwich tokens, Woodwards, Habitat for Humanity, the Portland Hotel Society, donuts, coffee, and of course, the hidden perils of tight pants and facial hair.

Related: “I live near the condos [60 W Cordova] and I notice there are stores nearby now that sell $12,000 couches”, Uh, here’s a newsflash for Homeless Dave: InForm has been “near the condos” for decades. Seriously, why isn’t anyone blaming the Old Spaghetti Factory?

Related: Ivan Drury has resigned from his position as CCAP’s main organizer. Ding, dong, is the witch really dead?

Kinder Surprise: Dix declares opposition to Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Happy (belated) Earth Day future Premier, even if you are anti-Canadian.

Hey, why not sell the Convention Centre Expansion at a huge loss, too? Dix says NDP will try to sell BC Place to cover Pavco debt. Leading to the Tweet of the Day c/o LeyneLes:

I’ve got a big election: Whipped: The Secret World Of Party Discipline. Kinky. I think I’m going to go poll my riding.

I love Canada: Moose scientists ‘muzzled’ during B.C. election. For serious.

No tunes for you: Grimes denounces sexism in music industry.

There are 5 comments

  1. Why don’t you get involved in making positive change in your neighborhood rather than just critiquing it? You are able to pick everyone apart but what do you actually do to help things? As a evening dishwasher surely you have time to do some volunteer work in the DTES, perhaps even sit on the board at CCAP.

  2. was that the best comeback you could muster young padawan

    here to help

    ““Yawns are not the only infectious things out there besides germs.
    Giggles can spread from person to person.
    So can blushing, but maybe the most powerful infectious thing is the act of speaking the truth”

  3. If Karen Ward (the author of the hipster rant), has access to a computer, a good grasp of English, and has the ability to reason (despite being misguided), she is low-income by choice, and resents those that chose otherwise – meaning something higher than low-income. No pity, whatsover. No pity.

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