Friday, November 17, 2006

 

Legislature in session one day only: 22 Nov.

One day only!

The provincial legislature will be back in session on November 22 to appoint British Columbia's new child and youth representative. Liberal House Leader Mike de Jong has scheduled a news conference for 4:10 to discuss the news.

From Public Eye Online
Posted by Sean Holman
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November 22 (a Wednesday) is 2 days before the final pre-trial hearing for Basi, Virk, Basi.

Excuse me, I'm sorry to say this, but it's appalling to think that the whole B.C. government will sneak into town, takin' care o'business, then sneak out again without having to stand up in public. To stand with us, the people of British Columbia, as we find out if and when the Trial of the 21st Century is ready to proceed.

24 November (Friday) is the day when Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Bennett will most likely decide that the Defence and Prosecution are ready; and that the trial of Her Majesty the Queen vs. Basi, Virk, Basi will proceed.

The stage will be set. Every person who understands the issue will be tense, nervous, frightened.

It's the system of government in B.C. which is on trial.

The full Legislature, already gathered in Victoria, should stand publicly at attention on that day, 24 November, for the people they're supposed to be serving. Is that such a lot to ask -- for them to just stick around until the week-end?

BC Mary
http://bctrialofbasi-virk.blogspot.com/

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Comments:
Mary,

Did you post this as a comment to the post at Sean's site?

If so, I did not see it there.

GAB
 
Hi, G.A.B., no I didn't. Guess I should've but it seemed a bit long for that site.
 
OK, Aunty. Just left an abbreviated comment. Thanks for the reminder.
 
From a concerned friend, came this message:


F.Y.I.

Let's join the Raging Grannies at the legislature at 2 p.m. next Wednesday Nov. 22 with bannners, signs and music to let them know that we're upset. Pick your own cutback!!

---- Original Message -----

Somebody hoping to come to a big rally wed. outside the legislature at 2pm when it will actually be meeting, is working on a song to the tune of Billy Boy. Here is the first verse or two in case we want to go and sing:

Why don't you come down here in front,
Gordie boy, Gordie boy?
Where've you been the past six months,
Premier Gordie.
Did you have to run and hide?
Someone told us that you'd died,
And we really, really cried,
Premier Gordie.

Are you scared to face the poor,
Gordie boy, Gordie boy?
You've got lots to answer for,
Premier Gordie.
Don't forget that we're your boss
Though you couldn't give a toss.
There's no province without us,
Premier Gordie.


Want to add a verse or two? I'll try ...

Basi, Virk, and Basi too are going on trial,
All we get is hints and clues and denial,
Were you there? Were you where?

Oops ... that's Dr Zeuss ... I'm sure you could do better.
Sing it right here. OK?
 
From small acorns mighty oaks sometimes grow.
Here's my riff on that very promising start:

Why don't you come down here in front,
Gordie boy, Gordie boy?
Where've you been the past six months,
Premier Gordie.
Did you have to run and hide?
Someone told us that you'd died,
And we really, really cried,
Premier Gordie.

Are you scared to face the poor,
Gordie boy, Gordie boy?
You've got lots to answer for,
Premier Gordie.
Don't forget that we're your boss
Though you couldn't give a toss.
There's no province without us,
Premier Gordie.

BC Province up for sale,
Gordie Boy, Gordie Boy?
Hydro, Gas and BC Rail
Premier Gordie.
While for the poor and homeless folks
Working people and their hopes
Just strings of promises and lies.
From Premier Gordie.

BC Ferries on the rocks,
Gordie Boy, Gordie Boy.
Check the value of your stocks,
Premier Gordie.
Clearcut valleys, washed out streams,
Backroom deals fill all his dreams,
So the check is in the mail
For Premier Gordie.

Virk and Basi going to trial,
Gordie Boy, Gordie Boy?
Will they tell who pulled the strings,
Premier Gordie.
If they say that you're the Man
Showed them how to scheme and plan
You may find you're in the can.
Poor Premier Gordie.
 
Anonymouse: great stuff. Thank you!

And if anyone thinks that this is a purely anti-Campbell rally, it isn't. I think it is surely going to embarrass the bejeepers out of the silent, evasive, absent NDP as well.

A friend of mine e.mailed the Leader of the Opposition asking her to protest the 1-day sitting because B.C. has so many urgent issues to be addressed. A reply came from a Carole James minion saying, "Thank you, but Carole receives this information directly from the Speaker." And like, "Have a nice day."

This useless Opposition needs to be drop-kicked a time or two through the goal posts of life, too.

I mean, isn't anybody looking out for the people? Not the government, not the Opposition, not the press ... then who is?
 
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