...A Mix Of Sun And Snow.
Because the blossoms from those massive trees that line the residential streets out on the far western edges of Lotusland fall late.
Interestingly, when you ride your bike through Cremeville everyday you notice things you might miss when driving or taking the bus.
And the thing I've been noticing lately are all the 'For Sale' signs in front of lots and lots of houses. So much so that it's really quite astonishing down in the Valley between Arbutus and MacDonald in the 20's.
Could the bloom really and truly becoming off the offshore investor rose?
If you are not reading Bob Mackin these days you are really missing out...He's doing some real digging on that most progressive of liquor distribution privatizations...What's really disturbing is that there appears to be a whole lot of expediency being spread around all over the place on this one...I think, perhaps, that Mr. Mackin is shining a little light on how the game is really played around here....I would start with his BIV piece for background and then work backward over on his very informative blog....
Harvey Oberfeld is rightly outraged....Again....This time it's about the Campbell/Clark/Coleman/Progressive Government's shutting down of the BC Utility Commission's hearings into BC Hydro....Mr. O. then asks how dumb the government really thinks the citizenry is...Which is fair enough, as far as it goes...However, I believe that this is the wrong question...In actuality I think the real question is.... 'How dumb does the government think the Lotuslandian proMedia is?'...Clearly, the answer is 'Dumb and Dumber'...Case in point, as Ian Reid pointed out, was the VSun's stenography....errrr...initial 'reporting' on the matter....Personally, I was even more disappointed in how CBC British Columbia swallowed the 'Coleman and Christy are saving us from evil rate hikes!' nonsense...Importantly, the Dean got it right...But, given how the Spinners played it forward through a couple of news cycles with their diversion that the public broadcaster and all the monopolies ran with because it fit nicely into a soundbite, I'm not sure stuff like real analysis even matters anymore...So...What's the real deal here?...Well, I reckon real public hearings would have resulted in the unveiling of charts like the ones Norm Farrell put together recently for all, including the proMedia's cameras, to really see...
Oh, and while lots of others in the Bloggodome are still doing good stuff on the Robo/Real call stuff regularly, Pogge's Friday morning round-ups are an excellent way to keep up....This week he explains how it is becoming increasingly clear that if you are not with the FedCons every step of the way they will call first call you a Poopy-Head, then a Traitor, then a GreedHead, and then, once the smearing is done, they will attempt to crush you and everything you hold dear...Or some such thing.
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