Monday, October 28, 2013

This Day In Snookland...All Their Astroturfs 'R Us.


Back in the middle years of the time of our Gord (a.k.a. the 'Golden Era') an Astroturf group called 'Get Moving B.C.' sprang up that was anything but deep at the roots (i.e. it consisted of various and assorted sundry fine folks and, apparently, six actual 'residents').

Still, despite that meagre number of actual roots of (allegedly) real grass, Get Moving B.C.  managed to crank-up the wurlitzer and convince big proMedia news organs like the Vancouver Sun that the populace really, really, really wanted a new Port Mann bridge.

Which is just another example of the mixed-up media/flack-hackery landscape we live in here in Lotusland.

But at least we, the people of British Columbia, weren't paying for said turf laying back in the day.

Apparently, all that will change in the run-up to the building of the Massey Bridge that will cost, according to Premier Christy Clark, somewhere 'in the neighbourhood' of three billion dollars.

From a recent column by Vaughn Palmer in the VSun:

...Confirming that the B.C. Liberals are charging ahead to replace the Massey Tunnel with a bridge, the transportation ministry is preparing to award four major service contracts for the controversial project...

{snippety doo-dah}

...The sought-after services are for engineering, technical advice, environmental management and community relations...

{snippety doodle-dandy}

...Together the four contracts are estimated to account for 405,000 hours of billable time...

{snippety doodle-dandiest}

...The fourth contract is to manage community relations, establishing the public face of the project and making sure it is a positive one: “Create excitement and interest in overall corridor objectives and specific project deliverables.”...


There you have it.

You and I will now be paying the flack-hackery so that we can 'excite' our very own selves.

Or some such bargeload filled to bursting with codswallop-type thing.

To be honest, I'm not even sure that a reasonable person could make up such a ridiculously ludicrous, not to mention an utterly wasteful, thing in their wildest of flu-laden fever dreams.

As for the Snooklandians....


Feel free to go have a look at our post on the turfing of the ice bomb bridge 'concept'...You will find a few of most interesting names there...
And just who was it that put this Massey Bridge bug in the Snooklandian ear in the first place, anyway?...More on that to come...


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