Glissando keeps busy on chess, bureaucrats, the Mayor, and a Levant rant
The Thought of The Day
"What's new Pussycat?"
Ask the current Vancouver dweller that question, and you'll invariably get the same answer: "Nothing. Same Ol' Same Ol'."
I too perplexedly continue to watch Vision Vancouver's performance, the same way one watches a surrealist Kabuki theater performance in a real theater… it's real, but it's fiction, it's fiction but it's real as well, huh!? We are in act Two, scene One. What happens in act Three, scene Two?
Or at the end of the play? That's what bugs me.
Which brings me to the game of Chess. Any of you playing? Let me explain. A Bad player, usually a beginner, wouldn't know how the 'Knight' moves.
An Average player loses in 5-7 moves to a Good player who usually, plots 4-5 moves ahead.
An Excellent player, thinks of at least 7-8 moves ahead, similar to that of having a mental Apple Martini while seated in a 'bumping into someone of significance' meeting. Dirty.
A Chess Master player however, plays 'blind chess' with you, from Saint Petersburg and already beat you half an hour ago. You just don't know it yet.
Are you still with me? Good then, what do you think happened at City Hall recently, let's say in the last year and a half? Was it the new dramatization of the 'Barefoot in the Crap Park', or a Chess tournament that they put on? Naw!
Tell you what happened.
MONEY FOR NOTHING. Yes, too many people getting on the 'Money For Nothing' trough. That's what happened, all right.
And you don't need to be some government spook, or a CSIS hotshot to realize that some foreign 'elements' are busy at work in our City of Total Apathy. Browse through Vision's election 'innocent' contributors list and you'll see what I'm talking about. Smoke and mirrors.
Ballem. This lady was resurrected from her little Medicare racket and then shown the money. Lots of money.
Aufochs, a rather mediocre bureaucrat from…Chicago, who's profile was pumped up handsomely by the same nice fellows who hired Penny, jumps soon after her as No. 2 in Vancouver.
And they are only the No. 1 and No. 2 on the environmentally friendly list.
Now let's have a quick look at The Juice Prince. The classic Cinderella Man, Peon, Prince and Pauper, Successful Businessman and wearer of many hats. Oh, really?
Because what I see, it's completely different from what Vision's PR machine wants you to see. I did not tasted their food, drink their refreshments and wear their free give away merchandise. I rather did my own cooking, made my own lemonade and wore my own clothes so I preferred to look at Robertson from a 'glass half empty' point of view.
Success in my opinion doesn't come through a PR media release, it should be something that you are recognized for, something that you build and build and build, during a lifetime long adventure. Robertson? Not so much. Think about it for a moment.
Sailor and wanderer. Retired on shore after a while.
Farmer. Suntanned for a while, Sold out to other… farmers.
Juice maker extraordinaire. Rescued, by other people's money.
Politics… Provincial… Abandoned.
If he wouldn't have won the Mayoral race in 2008, he would have been 'terminated'. IMO. Unfortunately… he won.
I said it before and I'll say it again:
"STUPID +VANCOUVER= STUPIDER" hence on the T-shirt every Vancouver should wear shall read: "ICH BIN EIN… STUPIDER"
"Congratulation my dear Agent of Change, you are now …'Activated'!" said the Controller after the results from that November election came through.
"Hmmm. So Many Things to Do and Change, and People to Replace", "… So Little Time!" came the reply.
There is always hope though. One way to make them show their true colors is to pull a "King Solomon trick" on them.
And then watch them do what they'll always do, splitting the Baby Vancouver in half! You think? Trust me on this one!
But here's the kicker. What you just read (less Ezra Levant splendid monologue), was written… two years ago! Two years in which, this Mayor and his Vision party managed to hang on for another term, continuing their Quixotic fight, now against Kinder Morgan proposal, pushing for "green" jobs, mostly dependent on "charitable" donations for activism type business, two years in which no one paid attention to the Harry Potter behind the curtain. Till now. When it gets serious, because the Foreign Charitable Investors are calling back on their loan…
Now, as they say, Bullshit Walks and Money Talks!
I'll end with a little anecdote: "Once upon a many times, Gregor went to New York with Magee and others and spent thousands of your tax dollars on things you'll never find out…oh, well, mostly on meetings with executives from the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) only a hugely capitalized eco-activist organization, of the Greenpeace pedigree, with members of the RBF (Rockefeller Brothers Fund) money dispensing partner, and last but not least "The New School" nursery graduates linked to the Tides US…"
I suggest that all Vancouverites shall start asking:
"Who's baby, is Baby Vancouver?"
As a matter of fact… I insist on it!
We live in Vancouver and this keeps us busy.