“You’re a naive ignorant c**t if you wanna ban an entire breed of animals....trust me bud if anyone is gunna attack you it’ll be me not my pitbulls.” — Email to me from pit bull owner on June 25
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“One simple conclusion — a massive amount of money from China entered the Vancouver real estate market.” — Josh Gordon, SFU
“A foreign ownership tax of 10% on a $5 million home will not stop a sale or create any affordability.” Bob Rennie
"Ticketing, to put it bluntly, is a fixed game." - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
It was 20 years ago last Saturday that BC New Democrat Premier Glen Clark scored an amazing come-from-behind- upset over then-BC Liberal Leader Gordon Campbell — but the lessons of that 1996 campaign are remarkably valid for the 2017 election.
“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts ... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.” — John Steinbeck, author
‘Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.’ — John Bolton, ex-American ambassador to the United Nations
“Donald Trump is a progressive. He’s not a conservative.” — Right-wing broadcaster Glenn Beck
B.C. Premier Christy Clark makes $195,000 a year from taxpayers — but that’s simply not enough money to get by on — so the BC Liberal Party gives her another $50,000.
“He who does evil that good may come, pays a toll to the devil to let him into heaven.” — A.W. and J.C. Hare, English clergymen
“My mission is to persuade activists to stop ignoring failures and to stop repeating tactics.” — Micah White, The End of Protest – A New Playbook for Revolution, 2016
“A man who is used to acting in one way never changes; he must come to ruin when the times, in changing, no longer are in harmony with his ways.” — Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1532
“There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money and I can’t remember what the second one is.” — U.S. Republican Senator Mark Hanna, 1896
“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” - Georg C. Lichtenberg, German scientist, 1742- 1799
“Conservative: A statesman enamored of existing evils, as opposed to a Liberal, who wants to replace them with others.” — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
“In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.” — Czesław Miłosz, poet
“Let’s cut the crap about B.C.’s carbon tax. The impact of the carbon tax has been overstated by people who love carbon taxes, and it’s annoying that the tax has generated so much uncritical praise.” — Marc Lee, pro-carbon tax economist
Two things are guaranteed at Thursday’s federal-provincial climate change conference in Vancouver — plenty of hot air and hypocrisy.
“Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of.” — Actor Morgan Freeman
British Columbia has the best economy in Canada – something that BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark is constantly boasting about, calling it the country’s only “bright spot.”