5.03.2005

Time Out - Time to elect a government

There is an election on in BC and I am hard at it. If you want to know what has me so hard at it go to Politics in BC, a blog I call "From the Heartlands" commonly known by the people that live there as the "The Hurtlands".

The Campbell Liberals have run amuck in Government. They have set the barn on fire and four years latter have thrown a little water on the burnt out foundation that remains in hopes we see them as trying to put the fire out. Apparently it was the medicine BC needed according to the Liberals.

For my American readers wondering why I might be opposed to a Liberal, the BC Liberals are liberal in name only. They would fit nicely with the George Bush crowd.

9 comments:

HDcanuck said...

Ouch! That's just a little strong dontcha think rick? I mean, jeez louise, as bad as the Bush camp? The Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-ites are the leaders of a fundamentalist christian political revolution in Washington that drives their politcy; this is hardly true of the BC Liberals. However, don't both George and Gordo have drunken driving records in common?

Re-awakened Shaman said...

the fundamentalist Christian political revolution is a front for neo-conservative fiscal and social policy and in this way, Gordon Campbell and George W. Bush are the same!

Keep up the good work Rick!

Rick Barnes said...

Check out the technorati search box in the side bar on Mary Polak and ask yourself how Lorne Mayencourt could be in bed with this homophobe

Rick Barnes said...

Re-awakened Shaman

Thanks for to encouragement!

HDcanuck said...

Rick... I agree in part with Shaman - Keep up the good work! I enjoy your postings, even if I don't always agree with them. Incidentally, I watched the debate last night ... James did fairly well I thought, Gordo blew it, and I thought Carr put in the best performance. Gordo cannot escape his record and James wasn't able to distance herself from the last NDP government. She also fumbled the "special interest" queries of Carr. James gets full marks though for (a) not letting gordo off the hook and (b) her Bill Clinton-esque style of drawing on personal examples. Cheers!

HDcanuck said...

I'm curious what people's thoughts are on STV... seems like a good idea to me. I'm planning to vote YES to STV but i don't think it will pass.

Rick Barnes said...

I will support it

QVF said...

Be thankful the right-wing extremist evangelicals haven't yet taken over your country. I'm from Kentucky and must say that it is as bad as you might think. Although there are certainly a great many americans who haven't succumbed to the cult of evangelical domination rising in this country, many americans just don't seem to understand its implications for them down the road. As the evangelical neo-con 'End Timers' grow in confidence, they begin asking for more restrictions placed upon the lives of homosexual human beings. It is the doctrine of segregation reborn. In the meantime, too many homosexual men and wome (but especially men) are watching Will & Grace or Queer as Folk or Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and mistaking this for some kind of protection against the evils within the hearts of other men. It's all rather sad. I think our only hope against the cult of evangelical mind control (anyone who becomes one of their adherents often needs an intervention in order to have any hope of being freed from their irrational ideology of consolation, comfort and justification) would be to have jesus return and reveal that he was just a lost time traveler who didn't mean to cause such a ruckus and that he certainly didn't want to have any of these loonies proclaiming their love for him as the most righteous. Patrick of QueerVisions.com.

HDcanuck said...

HEY PATRICK... yes, i know it's as bad as it sounds. i've heard from many concerned americans... the radical christian fringe has seized power in america in an alarmingly unopposed coup, with the born-again Bush at the helm. It is sad indeed to watch the line between church and state blur ever more south of the border, and contemplate how fragile our liberties are. As Gore Vidal, one of America's great literary sons, said, "a purge is never NOT a possibility"...