Oh what a night it was, no surprises when it came to frivolously tossing taxpayers money on this and that but at least council did not include money for a new kitchen sink… maybe next week. #cnvSOL
Councillor Clark’s motion to write to the Metro Vancouver Board expressing strong opposition repealing any salary increase and pension bonus was of course and certainly not to my surprise intercepted by one of Mussatto’s perilous team hijacker’s councillor Keating. Deliberately wanting to divide his motion into two parcels. One repealing the one time, pension retro gift and the other the 15% salary – fed tax offset that will not begin until next year’s lower mainland mayors and councillors are elected. Thus offering Mussatto a much needed saving grace after giving himself an under wraps mayors’ council raise and one time retirement bonus under the guise of a DELIBERATE UNRECORDED VOTE.
Noteworthy: there was a prior Metro Van Board itemized agenda made available to the public and media. A point councillor and wannabe mayor Buchanan resonated in supporting the mayor’s account of its council’s procedural protocol regarding agenda items. Of course Buchanan did not mention the mayors unwillingness not to record “his vote.” Perhaps a precursor in just how “opaque and underhanded” Linda Buchanan will be if elected mayor in 7 months time. #disingenuous
Then with one foot out the door a new agenda item materialized from CEO Tollstom bringing forward a lover’s letter from outgoing confederate District of Vancouver mayor Walton wanting to reopen amalgamation er reunification conversations! Profoundly mystifying EVERY COUNCILLOR whom each had serious concerns, listing the many negative impacts it would have on their city! It was reiterated over and over by a number of councillors that City Council has already thoroughly DEFEATED a DNVC carbon copy motion in 2016. Having said all that a “mayor Mussatto” 4 to 3 split decision on two fronts will carry it – cha-ching back to city staff and council – UNBELIEVABLE! More on this in Friday’s “Get Stuffed Video”.. first things first.
Stephen Hawking: Emblematic of human determination and curiosity.
On why the universe exists… ❝If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would know the mind of God❞ – A Brief History Of Time, published 1988
This cycling imagery is wrong on so many fronts, perhaps the BC Child Protection Services should be notified and the North Shore SRA should be reprimanded, spanked for promoting such troubling, freewheeling practices. They are anything but “safe route advocates” willingly encouraging unsafe cycling habits that will cause unnecessary injury (death) to children especially during this wintry season… I thought I had seen it all – unbelievable. #EpicInsanity #NorthShoreSRArenegades #CyclingGoneWrong
Andrew Wilkinson – new leader of the B.C. Liberal party – was “also” the legal representative of a company controlled by Chinese businessman, Ni Ritao, whose broken promises regarding plans to restart the shuttered pulp mill in Prince Rupert costing the city more than $3.5-million in legal and maintenance fees” – a fine unscrupulous state of affairs!
“Wilkinson also had dealings with Sun Wave Forest Products, a company also controlled by Ni, between 2003 and 2006, according to documents obtained by The Globe.”… further: Integrity BC https://www.facebook.com/IntegrityBritishColumbia/posts/1618061851608548
I mean really, who else could these chameleons choose but someone who is an expert in collusion and in how to undermine provincial governance… And don’t you think it is a little too ironic that both the new BC Liberal leader and our North Shore Liberal MP share the same last name… hmm, time for Trivia to update their board game.
Sources Wilkinson Leadership win: Metro News, CBC News, Global News
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Joyous Noel, メリークリスマス, Shab-e Yalda, Posadas Navidenas, 圣诞节快乐, 행복한, Yule Tidings, 크리스마스 되십시오 and Rohatsu.
Isn’t it ironic how it is okay for the artist of “Lucy” the bronze camel that does not sit on public property rather on private Onni property can be declared public art. And apparently alright for a city councillor wannabe night-mayor Buchanan to affirm “Lucy” a very finely craved single hump camel as the camel used during BC’s 19th century gold rush and not the historically correct “two hump” camel.
And yet apparently not okay for me to refer or infer the bronze camel as “unLucky”. A number of people have politely told me I stand to be corrected her name is Lucy not Unlucky. I was simply giving the camel a “nickname”, a caricature pun, exhibiting my poetic muse much like the camel’s sculptor exhibiting her artistic license. I have since gone back into these blogs referencing the controversial bronze camel as Lucy as my poetic license seems to have been a bridge too far…
Unlucky Lucy stands between whereby “facts” can be altered by boundless artistic interpretations and by detracting expressions.
“Don’t Tell Me What The Poets Are Doing”… RIP Gord Downie: The Tragically Hip
This morning a number of city residents let me know that Onni’s camel was “camelized last night and city crews were out this morning power washing and cleaning up glass and debris in and around the camel located in front of Onni’s CentreView eyesore… Now really folks who did not see this coming and no doubt will continue to happen. The city will call this vandalism while other’s under the mayor’s freedom of artistic license will call it artistic expressionism… Myfanwy MacLeod’s not so Lucky camel.
#Unlucky Camel #Camelized