“Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.”
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“What the NDP promised in their election campaign is not really relevant.”
"This is the end/My only friend, the end/Of our elaborate plans, the end.” - The Doors, The End
“I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.”
"We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes."
“We’re at economic war with China.... and they’re crushing us.” - Ex-Donald Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon
“Prevention (of forest fires) is always more productive and cost-effective than responding afterwards.” - B.C. Forest Practices Board, 2015
British Columbia will finally end corporate, union and foreign political donations after the BC Liberals allowed the province to become the “wild west of political cash,” according to The New York Times.
When Christy Clark left the political battlefield by resigning as B.C. Liberal leader last week she also started what will likely be a devastating civil war inside her party.
Now that B.C. New Democrat Premier John Horgan has taken office, expect to hear a lot from the surly B.C. Liberal opposition about how horrible the 1990s economy was when the NDP were last in power.
"On the political spectrum, I’m somewhere between Tommy Douglas and Joe Strummer."
"People doing drugs now are dope-sick and it’s so painful, you’d rather die." - Constance Barnes, Overdose Prevention Society
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here." - Alien Q to Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek Next Generation
Outgoing Premier Christy Clark has single-handedly destroyed the B.C. Liberal Party brand that took 16 years in office to build, in just one day.
Enough about the bloody speaker of the B.C. Legislature, get on with it and get the place working again. We have life and death issues to fix.
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.” - Samuel Adams, American revolutionary 1722-1803
B.C.'s election has come down to a final, climactic showdown, a political shootout between the B.C. Liberals, NDP and Greens – where only two winners can emerge.
"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves.” - Thomas Jefferson, US President 1801-1809
“I can’t bear Christy Clark – that phony smile. Whereas, Andrew, if he smiles, it’s genuine.”