Saturday, December 18, 2010

On A Sleet-Laden Saturday Night...

....All you need is HST's Top 10 of all times.

It would appear that, in the current time and place we live in, #2, from 'The Great Shark Hunt' is especially appropo of something way more than nothing:

"In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobile—and the rest of us are f*cked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. We owe that to ourselves and our crippled self-image as something better than a nation of panicked sheep."


And thanks (I think) to the reverand paperboy and scrujk for getting me going on this one....And yes, that photo is from the late '50's, a time when Thompson wasn't quite good enough for the VSun...Ha!



North Van's Grumps said...

Okay, we have Alex giving us the "goods" via the Basi Memos, how about this from BC Mary's blog:

"Mr. McCullough said another gap in disclosure was revealed to him on Sunday when John Preissell, former president of the United Auto and Collision Association, called to advise him about a 2003 phone call concerning Mr. Collins.

Mr. Preissell, who became the first witness in the corruption trial when Mr. McCullough suddenly called him to the stand, testified that in 2003, his association was in conflict with ICBC, the Crown-owned Insurance Corporation of B.C.

He said his association had been using the services of Pilothouse Public Affairs Group, a lobbying firm in Victoria that also worked for OmniTRAX at that time.

Mr. Preissell said Brian Kieran, a Pilothouse director, called to warn him not to launch a media campaign against Mr. Collins.

"The bottom line was he threatened me repeatedly for me not to go to the media and embarrass the Finance Minister," Mr. Preissell said. "I was actually afraid.""


Can we get a comment from Mr. Kieran on this or Mr. Preissell's Memos?

North Van's Grumps said...

While on this topic, there's this neat little source as well:

"Truth be told, most of my hunting, pecking and linkage reading involved re-thinking stuff I'd already read about.

Like remembering what, exactly, was the connection between Gary Collins' former deputy minister of finance Paul Taylor, Brian Kiernan and Glen Ringdal." RossK

RossK said...

Oh no.......

The Gazeteer Files!


I remember doing a whole lotta digging on that one NVG.


Do you remember anybody from OmniTRAX ever saying that they did NOT authorize reimbursement for the B&V trip to the Rockies (US Division)?


Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Vancouver needed Hunter then and needs him more so now.

RossK said...


Does that mean there would now be peacocks roaming Owl Farm in Upper Sliverville?


Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Peacocks that would be fed the best Saskatchewan barley of all.

RossK said...


Got it.