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#561 bluefox

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:17 AM

The bottleneck is always at the top of the bottle.

The party needs to rebuild....by tearing down.

The party needs a new president.


The party needs a new everything. :thumbsup:
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#562 spanky123

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:34 PM

+1 for Stanford.

Of course once politicians are elected many of them think in only 3 or 4 year terms, whatever their term is. If a goal can't be accomplished within a short time frame it's very likely to never see the light of day. And that's probably why so few local politicians will openly support amalgamation. Why stick your neck out if the process will take a good decade or so?


Many of them think in 2 terms as that is what they need for a pension!

#563 eseedhouse

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:09 PM

Many of them think in 2 terms as that is what they need for a pension!


Calling politicians bad names proves they are bad. Right.

#564 spanky123

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

Calling politicians bad names proves they are bad. Right.


I was being nice, Mike suggested that they only thought about a single term!

I don't know of too many businesses or unions for that matter were you could work for 6 years and get $520K lifetime pension.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

Rob Fleming is considering a run for NDP leader? He's never had a real job. Oh my, that would be good for the Liberals.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:27 AM

Rob Fleming is considering a run for NDP leader? He's never had a real job. Oh my, that would be good for the Liberals.


Uh, what? Consultants aren't paid money for their services? And being a MLA afterwards isn't a real job either? I must have missed the memo.
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#567 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:50 AM

Uh, what? Consultants aren't paid money for their services? And being a MLA afterwards isn't a real job either? I must have missed the memo.


I believe he was a consultant to political organizations. I'm suspect of anyone that has made a career of politics and has not even had contact with the free market.

Like Obama:

...a September 2008 New York Times profile of Obama:

“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Mr. Obama told Patrick Gaspard, his political director, at the start of the 2008 campaign, according to The New Yorker. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m going to think I’m a better political director than my political director.”


http://www.aei-ideas...gence-briefers/

One of Fleming's biggest claims to fame is that he got UVic students to get the U-pass, like communists. Guess what - like the bread lines in Russia, we have bus pass-up lines here.

Careful now, I'm only a few posts away from comparing him to Hitler.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:55 AM

One of Fleming's biggest claims to fame is that he got UVic students to get the U-pass, like communists. Guess what - like the bread lines in Russia, we have bus pass-up lines here.


That was sheer poetry <golf clap>.

#569 LJ

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:10 PM

Rob Fleming is considering a run for NDP leader? He's never had a real job. Oh my, that would be good for the Liberals.


Well at least he wasn't a union leader was he?
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#570 Sparky

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:22 PM

Well at least he wasn't a union leader was he?


Neither was Moe Sihota.

#571 LJ

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 07:00 PM

Neither was Moe Sihota.



He no Moe, and that's a good thing.
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#572 Sparky

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 09:52 PM

^ You don't suppose he took my advice do you LJ ? :)

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:18 AM

The best one to win is John Horgan, he is fast on his feet, knowledgeable, likable, and no baggage!!!, it's also time to have a premier from anywhere else than Vancouver.

#574 UrbanRail

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:55 AM

Lots of NDP bashing here. Let's try not to do the job of the liberals.

But I do agree, the NDP needs to find a better leader and make changes.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:02 AM

Lots of NDP bashing here. Let's try not to do the job of the liberals.

But I do agree, the NDP needs to find a better leader and make changes.


Better leader is only the start, return to grass roots of being the working mans party and kick out the eco-activists that hi-jacked it.

I don't think they are capable of realising that most folks actually can think for themselves and refute nanny-state ideology

Rob Fleming is too left wing for most peoples tastes. Perhaps Horigan as he carries some gravitas

#576 bluefox

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:39 AM

The best one to win is John Horgan, he is fast on his feet, knowledgeable, likable, and no baggage!!!, it's also time to have a premier from anywhere else than Vancouver.


What, you don't like Kelowna? ;)
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#577 spanky123

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:23 AM

Better leader is only the start, return to grass roots of being the working mans party and kick out the eco-activists that hi-jacked it.

I don't think they are capable of realising that most folks actually can think for themselves and refute nanny-state ideology

Rob Fleming is too left wing for most peoples tastes. Perhaps Horigan as he carries some gravitas


And that is why the NDP won't win. Too many factions who will openly try and sabotage each other. At least the Liberals are smart enough to realize that they need to hold themselves together until AFTER the election!

#578 Coopershawk

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:35 AM

I find Horgan to be a gas bag! Too many words and not much substance.

#579 tedward

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:09 AM

Well at least he wasn't a union leader was he?


Actual he was a leader of the UVic student union I believe.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:53 AM

Not sure where to put this - I thought of starting a new thread, but anyway I'll throw it here for now.

 

For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, the BC provincial government ended up with a surplus of $353M!

 

That's quite the accomplishment really given the general state of the economy. Only one other province ended the year with a surplus (Saskatchewan).

 

Cutting is never fun. The Liberals have done a good job at trying to keep spending in check, which I applaud them for. It's much easier to say 'yes' when the lobbyist and special interest groups come knocking.



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