Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Mama D

Rumours are circulating in Burnaby-Douglas that Conservative candidate George Drazenovic's campaign is being managed by his mother.

Drazenovic, already the topic of many jokes in the NDP and Liberal camps in Douglas, is struggling to find himself (an office and a webmaster) this election. This is just the latest in a long line of problems for the tech sector start-up boss.

The latest joke is that Mama D should send him to his room for poor behaviour.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears the Conservatives and the Greens in BD are going to slug it out for third.
If anyone doesnt want to see Sicksay win they will have to vote Liberal.

12/14/2005 10:58 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

If my only alternative is Bill Cunningham I'd very much like to see Siksay around. This is exactly the kind of twerpish Liberal arrogance that assumes that Conservative voters are always closer to the Liberals than the NDP. It's the Mulroney sleaze bag element that will lower themselves to strategically voting Liberal.

Scary bloodthirsty despicable treacherous bogeyman Reform dinosaurs like me won't.

Okay being a cynical pundit once in a while is fun...

12/15/2005 5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there's a choice between Siskay who was a previous Constituency Assistant and Bill Cunningham (the political hack's poster boy), then
the choice is very clear.

Bill Siskay is the way to go.

Voting for Bill Cunningham will just encourage the federal Liberals.

The Liberals don't deserve another term.

12/15/2005 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumour has it that Mr. Boy Wonder will be forfeiting close to half a million stock options with his Company if he wins the Election. With all of those $ coming in, no wonder he doesn't want to win.

I also have to ask why Mr. Boy Wonder ran such a strong campaign last time, and why he hasn't campaigned hard this time around. Perhaps it's because he doesn't want to take such a huge cut in pay. If I were him, I'd let Siksay win

12/15/2005 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If many of the voters in Bby Douglas had decency, they would hope that Siskay wins.

To let Billy Boy take it would be
a huge error on part of the voters.

12/15/2005 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not really.
Siksay has had his chance and has not really been proven to be anything to write home about.
Just because he was Svend's secretary doesnt say much except he knows the geography of the riding. The reason he won last time was George D ran his usual campaign and Cunningham was having a tough time with all of the Chretien fallout.
Let's face it, through all the years---he loved the riding so much he didnt live in it but decided on East Van.
I say Cunningham might take it this time. Look at the polls.

12/15/2005 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cunningham will have a tough time with the Martin fallout (Gomery).
If any federal Liberal thinks Martin had nothing to do with it, they are sniffing glue.

Burnaby has been represented by the NDP and this time will be no different.

"Just because he was Svend's secretary doesnt say much except he knows the geography of the riding"

Not true. He got to know quite a few constituents, and the riding,
since he was part and parcel of Svend's legendary work as an MP
for the riding.

Cunningham would not be a good MP.
He would be too busy making lists of local Liberals who want in on the patronage and other political goodies.

He wouldn't get anything constructive done other than doing what MP's are supposed to do anything. This guy wouldn't exceed the ordinary things an MP does.

His only prominence would be at the annual federal Liberal bun toss.

12/15/2005 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone name 5 significant things Siksay has done for the riding in the past year.

12/15/2005 11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone name 2 significant things that Bill Cunningham has done for the riding's voters in the past year?

12/16/2005 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He wasnt elected. I think the Burnaby MLA's did more for the riding than Siksay.

12/16/2005 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Burnaby MLA's haven't done much more than what Siskay has accomplished in the way of being available to help people through government.

Bill Cunningham on the other hand has gotten close to the federal government to help himself. Not the people.

If Bill couldn't win last time why would he win this time esp. with the corruption of the federal Liberals hanging on him?

12/16/2005 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I'll vote green. The NDP are useless and the Liberals are just corupt and the Conservatives... well who the hell is this George D guy and if all he can get is his mother... and a tech sector guy who can't fix his own web page... can you say loser!

Vote Green

12/17/2005 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He wasnt elected. I think the Burnaby MLA's did more for the riding than Siksay."

- Two words for you: Harry Bloy.

"Vote Green"

- I'd agree, if I wanted to waste my vote.

12/17/2005 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry hasn't done anything more than what John or Richard has done.
A least those two (John and Richard) are of higher quality than Harry.

Harry's not an model MLA.

Svend (with the assistance of Siskay was a model MP).

Theft notwithstanding of course.

12/17/2005 11:37 PM  
Anonymous steve said...

why did gerorge even run if he wasn't gonna do anything? let someone else give it a shot then....

12/18/2005 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Green might be the way to go for people who really feel all politicians are corrupt. Which many Canadians believe.
Does not matter who gets in they all want to $crew the voter.

12/18/2005 2:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billy doesn't have a company, so I don't know what this talk about stock options is. He's a full time political hack working in the minister's office in Vancouver. He's got better access to government than Siksay, yet the only thing he's done for the riding in the past two years is appoint a replacement electoral officer.

12/18/2005 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus attend the annual bun toss sponsored by that other receipient of insane Liberal patronage, Mobina Jaffer, the worthless Senator.

12/18/2005 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I heard she wants to toss some buns towards Sudan.

12/19/2005 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a bad idea, Canadian citizens should elect the Senate and with that toss her out and kick her buns towards Sudan.

12/19/2005 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Svend (with the assistance of Siskay was a model MP)."

Oh for sure. Here is a guy who steals a $50,000 ring and gets a get out of jail free card from the courts with that lame sentence he got and then turns around and sues the taxpayer for getting hit by a rubber bullet when he is creating havoc in another disruptive demonstration that he is part of.

If this is a model politician then Canada is in real trouble.

Not to mention his continued campaign to lower the age of consent to 14 so that all the peds out there can claim consent when they go after 14 year olds.


12/19/2005 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aside from Svend's idiotic episodes and political positions he was considered to be a model MP in that he did help alot of constituents. Much better than many other MP's (Conservative or Liberal). The numbers tell the story, not only did Dippers vote for him in droves, but he obviously received votes from federal Liberals, Progressive Conseratives and Alliance during the 1990's and 1980's.

Many didn't like Svend's political position (and some loggers would have liked to use him as a traction mat for their 80 ton logging trucks) but in terms of providing assistance to local constituents, few MP's or candidatesd have ever matched his
level of representing and getting people through the government bureaucracy.

During those times, Mobina Jaffer bombed badly when she ran (but won out in the end as she was the recipient of an insane appointment to the Senate).

12/20/2005 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Larry Campbell can make it to the Senate after being mayor of Vancouver for a couple of years nothing suprises me about that hall of whores.

12/20/2005 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the federal Liberals keep saying that an appointed Senate (or Upper House) is a tradition in the Westminster syste, they're full of shit.

There are a few jurisdictions in the Commonwealth which have elected Upper Houses.

The federal Liberals are too afraid to go to the provinces to say that it would be good for Canada to have the Senate elected.

12/20/2005 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If the federal Liberals keep saying that an appointed Senate (or Upper House) is a tradition in the Westminster syste, they're full of shit."

- It is full of Westminster tradition...the full of corruption tradition.

12/21/2005 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

arrogance, corruption, and patronage are all traditions of the federal Liberals, not the Westminster parliamentary system.

Proof of that is Billy Boy. No corruption thankfully, but when it comes to patronage, he's full of it.

12/21/2005 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patronage is a way of life in Canadian politics regardless of party. Look at the PC's with Mulroney, the NDP with Clark and Harcourt and of course the King of the P word Jean Chretien.
So why step all over Cunningham.

12/22/2005 2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patronage is a way of life in Canadian politics regardless of party

Bullshit. doesn't have to be.

Where is the compulsory need for it?

Takes only one leader to say "we will approve participants on government boards and commissions based on academic and occupational merit, not their participation in a party. People who currently serve as directors or on the Board,
of a constituency association, party organisers, party headquarters staff for the past two to three years, current and candidates who ran last time are ineligible."

Problem is the parties are too stupid to remove the means of patronage because they figure some should be "rewarded".

Cunningham shouldn't have taken that appointment in the first place. He could go back to the TD Bank if he wanted to, or join another major bank to further his banking career.

As for Brian Baloney he was a hypocrite.

Jean Chretien had patronage down to a science. He learned from the Master of Patronage, Trudeau.

As for Harcourt, he too was a hypocrite as he ran on "no favours from an NDP governnment" in 1991.

Takes only a policy direction to remove patrongage, but no party wants to do it because they simply want the rewards to be there for those who are political opportunists.

The concept in volunteering for a political party is to give. Not receive. To serve your province and country. Not yourself.

Cunningham is the poster boy for
patronage and privilege. The guy even invites Young Liberals to an event at his office:

"COme and see where I work! I got this exciting patronage appointment! See what I do rooting around in the public trough!

This way of life in Cdn. politics should be removed.

Only those who have an academic and/or occupational background in the subject area should be considered.

The political volunteer can remain where he or she is. At the riding level running the constituency association and doing door to door canvassing and keeping the campaign office neat and tidy.

12/22/2005 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dream on.
Case in point is the Senate.
The word senate is Canadian for pork barrel and patronage.
It's not going away anytime soon.

12/23/2005 2:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Case in point for the Senate for
pork barrel and patronage is

Mobina Jaffer.

has to be the best example of a useless person receiving an appointment without merit and one of the major reasons why the Senate should be elected.

Let the people decide, not the Prime Minister.

Billy Boy is the best example of why the patronage system of appointments of political insiders and hacks should be removed.

12/23/2005 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Cunningham if you like smart liberal pork.

12/23/2005 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote NDP or Conservative and make
Billy Boy squeal like a stuck pig.

12/24/2005 12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The worst thing about the Senate is it discriminates against those under 35 who are also more or less voiceless in the Commons. If that isn't a load of BS, nothing in Canadian politics is.

12/26/2005 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last thing I want to see is a 30 year old appointed senator. A lifetime boondoggle.
Only was that should happen is if the Senate was elected and had to go to the electorate at election time as well.

12/26/2005 2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lifetime boondoggle was when Chretien appointed Mobina Jaffer.
She's a relatively young pup (not
60 yet).

Worst example of an appointment. Even worse than giving a high paid job away to Billy Boy.

Insane levels of appointments, patronage, no elected Senate and stealing taxpayer money to benifit friends and insiders.

What else would one expect from the federal Liberals?

12/26/2005 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least she wasnt 30.

12/27/2005 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her age or IQ?

I would guess her IQ at the time she accepted the appointment.

12/27/2005 9:01 PM  
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