Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gordie and the Weather Tax

Apologies to Plautus and Terence

While personally, I’ve never been entirely convinced that every single cloud has a silver lining, there’s no denying most seem to and indeed, sometimes it’s some of the darkest.

Take the HST (- please! Yeah, I’m sorry, I know -I am taking it, thanks, Dave. Right up the wazoo. Don’t make it worse with the Henny Youngman, please already.)

Its true that Gordie Campbell and his branch of the Librano$ have gone right off the top board poll-wise of late. If this keeps up, BC Libs will find themselves jostling for space in the trash can of history with the likes of the Progressive Conservatives and the BC Socreds (oh, the rich, dripping irony of the Zalm being the hero of the anti-HST Resistance).

And its no doubt true they’ve more than earned their current predicament, the HST being but one of a by now all-too-familiar litany of lies. I doubt Gordie would give me the time of day but if he did, I wouldn’t believe him anyway.

Strange to contemplate then that it could all be worse for the Campbell Crew.

How, you ask?

Consider: lost in the uproar of the Hated Sales Tax’s July oneth launch was the latest ratcheting up of what could be called the Gaians’ Carbon Myth Tax, based as it is on their belief that C02 is a sort of toxin in the atmosphere, rather than something that makes green things grow. You know, an irrational belief instead of something based on actual science.

So much for keeping religion out of government, but I suppose its all a matter of whose religion is involved.

And, of course, unless you have been residing in a convent or depending solely on the sunset media for information, I don’t have to remind you of what the term “Climategate” refers to (myself, I prefer Climatequiddick) but let me remind you of this:

The government of BC continues to lighten your wallet on the basis of a complete fraud. And every year they’re going to grab more.

And how big a noise has there been? –cue: crickets …

Fortunately, in this day and age of the intrawebs and all that, we plebs can turn some heat on Gordie and Friends without waiting for the sunset media (hold not thy breath, ‘cause those hard nosed pros would have to fess up to having been sucked right in like suckers and that would suck, right?).

Think of it as forming up a virtual baying mob complete with torches, pitchforks, all that.

Here’s where email we’re supposed to believe Campbell reads goes:

Demand this BS tax be eliminated forthwith on pain of electoral consequences - i.e No vote for you!

If an email poo storm hits that address it won’t matter who’s there to receive, the message will be passed upwards.

And be sure to raise hell with the rest of the Lieberal caucus. If you live in one of the 24 constituencies where recall campaigns will be getting underway, remind “your” MLA of the bullseye on their back.

Gordie’s crew must be frantic to save their phony baloney jobs. They have to be convinced their only hope is to dump Campbell, both these taxes and hope the voters will forgive.
Its time to really tighten the screws on 'em.

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