Monday, June 26, 2006

From the Desk of Edward Itorial - Review of the Past Few Weeks

Activity on the BC Poly Blog site has really picked up. It seems folks from both the left and right of the political spectrum have discovered the Poly and are taking an active role with leaving comments at the end of each piece. For me, this is a great way to gauge the interest, effectiveness and knowledge level of Poly's writings. Keep it up!
I want to use this post to review a few of the pieces Poly has published over the last few weeks. Poly's unique mix of fact, exaggeration and provocative humour have garnered us both wanted and un-wanted attention.
When Poly first presented the "Jesus To Gregor: 'You Do Not Have A Hope In Hell of Being Re-Elected!'" story some alarm bells went off. Whenever one tries to mix humour, politics and religion the result is often a muddy mess. In my estimation, the Lord Jesus Christ is more than able to withstand some gentle ribbing from this "intrepid Poly". The piece hammered home the over all belief that Gregor is ineffective in his role as MLA; so ineffective that even Jesus does not support him. Add to this his poorly updated website and a notice to a "Town Hall Meeting with Gregor Robertson" which very generally promised " talk about the most important issues of our time." and he made a perfect target for satire. I did have Poly make one addition to the piece and I'm not saying there is a link, but that evening the driver's door of my car had the word "WUSS" scratched into the paint. Can you guess what the addition was? Interesting to note that within an hour of the piece being published the broken links and missing information on Gregor's website were "corrected". What's next? In the coming weeks we will have updates on the sex discrimination complaint filed by his former controller at Happy Planet and I'm sure Poly will continue his Moby Dick like chase of the elusive Gregor.
The Claire Trevena article, "Would You Pay $580 For This?! Claire Did" was meant to highlight the rude and boorish behavior of this newbie MLA during a fundraising event while taking some digs at the NDP as a whole for their mismanagement of the fast ferry fiasco. However, the comments from you the readers discussed the ins and outs of budgets and surpluses of the various BC Governments over the last 20 years. Great stuff! Our insiders on the North Island let us know that Claire was not happy (note from Poly, the term used was "royally pissed") with the article but when the facts are correct, there is little one can do. What's next? To Claire, send us a photo of you in the jacket holding a sign that says "BC Poly Blog" and we will make a donation to Ducks Unlimited in your name for $100.
Carole James' leadership style has been called into question by the press, the public and politicos on the right and left. That's why stories like "The Mean Girls Force Out Maurine" and "Mayor Corrigan To Begin NDP Leadership Bid" hit home. When a leader is weak, others in the Party will make efforts to have that leader removed or at very least, make a move for change. What is surprising is just how vocal (at least behind the scenes in NDP circles) Burnaby Mayor Corrigan and current NDP House Opposition Leader Mike Farnworth are being with their efforts. What is scary is that Farnworth is far more union friendly than James and Corrigan makes Farnworth look like a Conservative. Furthermore, names from the past including Moe Sihota and Glen Clark are being tossed around as advisors to the "non-James NDP" or even as candidates. The NDP are determined to take us back to the 1990's. Scary. What's next? Well, with the latest Ipsos-Reid poll from this past week ("BREAKING NEWS - Ipsos-Reid Poll Shows BC Liberals Popularity Rising") we will hopefully not have to worry about an "old regime" NDP Government for many, many years.
Our most talked about piece over the last few weeks is hands down, "When An Osoyoos Teacher Attacks / What the BCTF Does NOT Want You To Do" - the forty plus comments from readers plus the over 2,000 emails forwarding articles from the Poly to (in theory) the BCTF proves that point. I actually do not have a problem with Mr. Foster sharing his opinion with the class, however, his insulting the students and their families by calling them "rednecks" is out of line. What points Foster may have had which made sense were diluted with his comments. It seems BCTF local President for District 53 (South Okanagan Similkameen), Richard Kendrick may have also felt that way when he traveled from Oliver, BC to speak with Foster in the Biology room before lunch on June 21st. Our sources tell us that Foster was none too pleased with the meeting (note from Poly, the term used was "royally pissed").
What's next? Well, this week promises to be quite interesting with Friday being the deadline for the BCTF to sign their contract. Should the BCTF sign, this means the BC Liberal Government signed 100% of the public service contracts before they expired. If not, we will all be disappointed (note from Poly, the term is "royally pissed"). Stay tuned.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog is not only opinionated, it is down right nasty. Your bias against the NDP and Teachers is not balanced in any way. Some of the folks who bother to read such posts attempt to tell you the obvious. A totally one sided site is of little value to any thinking person. so good by

Monday, June 26, 2006 9:17:00 AM  
Anonymous I love BC & Free Enterprise said...

what a great blog . . .. blowing away the smoke screen on the self-serving greed and stupidity of the NDP and organized labor/BC Fed.

Keep up the great work

Monday, June 26, 2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Gosh 1051 hates the Fed was well

Wonder which Liberal MLA she/ he works with.

Monday, June 26, 2006 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am enjoying your blog. Keep it up!!!

Monday, June 26, 2006 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:14 you hit the nail on the head. What I realy wonder is which MLA the BCPoly-Blogger works for? I think I know the answer to that...

Monday, June 26, 2006 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Mac said...

Satire is one of the highest forms of humour. It's too bad some folks are so caught up in themselves to realize it.

Blog on, Poly!!

Monday, June 26, 2006 1:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:17am does not know funny. Nasty? Hardly.

Monday, June 26, 2006 2:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Your blog is not only opinionated, it is down right nasty. Your bias against the NDP and Teachers is not balanced in any way."

Ummmm, so whats your point?

Horny Toad

Monday, June 26, 2006 4:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Horney Toad doesn't get the point I guess it's because he either choses not to or is a bit slow in the understanding of how civilized people conduct themselves

Monday, June 26, 2006 6:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dippers have no sense of ha-ha whatsoever.

Monday, June 26, 2006 7:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are earnestly, painfully humourless and always believe someone else is responsible for your troubles.....well, likely you won't be impressed by much on this site....makes one wonder how some posters managed to hold onto the mouse long enough to share their feeble attempts at comeback.

I am all for a good debate - if you think Poly Blog insults all that you believe in then get passionate and actually explain yourself and your ideas!! Lob back, throw in some satire of your own!

"I know you work for an MLA and I know which one?"


Is that it for counterpoint?

Name names. Fight back. Prove Poly wrong as you exercise your keyboard calloused fingertips and send forth an stinging example of socialist wit and insight

I'm waiting.....

Monday, June 26, 2006 7:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"..opinionated...nasty...not understanding of how civilized people conduct themselves..." Ouch! Poly must be doing something right. Beware. The left-threaded wing-nut hive-mind has this scurrillous blog in its humourless, narrow-minded sights.
As we all know, only one flavour of dissent (anti-Liberal) can be tolerated. Next thing you know they'll propose a law banning any opinion not approved in advance by Jim Sinclair. Only The Tyee will be allowed to publish and reading it will be compulsory.
Remember, your employer is your enemy. Only the Left supports peace, justice and the environment. Teachers are a special case, an exalted, selfless elite who have earned the right to work half as much and get paid twice as much as the average taxpayer. If a few thousand provincial employees have to be laid off to pay for it, those are the breaks. Glen Clark was framed by a conspiracy involving the right-wing media, the RCMP, the corrupt judiciary and the Liberal Party. He not only never did anything wrong, he was the best Premier in BC history.

Monday, June 26, 2006 8:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog doesn't have debate it has a few who rant. Ereything that isn't Liberal is wrong. By the way, the Liberals really arn't Liberal they are ressurected Cns, Reform and socred.

Monday, June 26, 2006 8:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always find it humorous how the socialists hordes claim that any media source that does not exalt to the concept of dining at the taxpayer trough is somehow biased. More funny is the socialist solution of the Tyee, somehow a biased website funded by big labor is supposed show the world how media should really be. Did you read the idiot author who didn’t even bother to fact check his article on mineral rights? The really sad part is that those crown owned mineral rights are what funds all of the wages and benefits of the brothers and sisters; not to mention pays for a few social programs that support the leftist cause as well. Is the author and by extension the Tyee/BC Fed advocating we should just forget about the crown and sub surface rights and simply give them to the lowly land owner? I have no doubt they would be happy to share their newfound fortune with the public sector in untold signing bonuses as the government just did..

Monday, June 26, 2006 8:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Glen "I'm not a crook" Clark said...

"Glen Clark was framed by a conspiracy involving the right-wing media, the RCMP, the corrupt judiciary and the Liberal Party. He not only never did anything wrong, he was the best Premier in BC history."

Exactly . . 'bout time someone spoke the truth

Monday, June 26, 2006 8:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not even a real blog. Just another political commentary website written obviously by BC Liberal supporters.

Blogs are diaries. This is a political commentary site with a one sided opinion.

Wonder if The Gordomatic knows who the supporters are that are writing this website? Would he want them running the BC Liberals?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 6:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tyee is such a hoot . . . on depressing days when I need a good laugh I'll go on over and have a peek-see on what the moonbat brigades are up to.

Its better than Comedy Central

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 8:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It seems BCTF local President for District 53 (South Okanagan Similkameen), Richard Kendrick may have also felt that way when he traveled from Oliver, BC to speak with Foster in the Biology room before lunch on June 21st."

WOW! Seems the teachers are running scared due to the top-notch reporting of the Poly!

Keep it up BC Poly Blog!

Be interesting to see if anything more develops from this...

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 4:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't "Moonbats"/ "Dippers" special, they give you a warm feeling all over!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 5:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Foster has contacted two of the students and has offered his apologies and had no "idea" of how it may offended them

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 6:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"WOW! Seems the teachers are running scared due to the top-notch reporting of the Poly!"

yeah right. More like someone has smoked one too many funny smelling BC Bud cigars.

or being too blindly loyal to the BC Liberal hack who writes this "blog".

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9:17 anonymous(first post): (who I know has come back to read others comments on his/her post)

OH! And the Holeman is balanced?
H E L L O ??

Poly: this is the best thing that's happened to bloging since we started. Who would have ever figured I would get addicted to anything other than my Starbucks?

Thanks, keep up the great work. You too Edward.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 8:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my favourite blog keep up the good work.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'This is my favourite blog keep up the good work"

kinda sad when someone reaches this level of reading and then stops and doesn't bother to begin attempt reading at the high school level.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:00:00 PM  

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