Friday, May 22, 2009

Public Transit

A comment on public transit, attached to this CBC story (SkyTrain scammers exploit lax security, busker says):
When you hand over your personal transport to a bureaucracy you open yourself to all kinds of abuse and neglect. Buy a car, learn to drive properly, lobby for automotive road rights, improved infrastructure, and the end of city sanctioned traffic impediment or traffic "calming". Stay free and safe. Benson2175
Emphasis added. Yes, someone must lobby for automotive road rights. Because automobile drivers are persecuted and are basically third-class citizens in Vancouver.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Status Quo

As a rich white man I heartily applaud the four out of ten elegible British Columbia voters who got off their arses yesterday and maintained the status quo.

Our entire political system (nay, our entire society) is designed to cater to my needs and whims. Sometimes I get nervous at election time -- will something change this time? Thankfully, the rich white men with close-cropped salt and pepper hair spoke soothingly to you about how great things are and how great they will be in the future, and you responded wonderfully. Or you just didn't respond, and did not bother to vote at all, which is perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned.

And no, I have not forgotten about electoral reform. A big thanks for defeating Single Transferable Vote! The system we have now (which, as I said earlier, is GREAT for me, a rich white man) is basically guaranteed to be in place for the foreseeable future. You have really put a bullet in the pathetic head of electoral reform once and for all, I think. No worries for me from now on.

Now please excuse me, I'm going to celebrate by purchasing some energy stocks with some of the money I have laying around.