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The Calgary Eye Opener Friday, October 23, 2020
 
!%@From the Long Bar at the Alberta Hotel@%!
Fighting kondo kreep in Victoria's Cridge Park
the Fidel Castro of Western Canada --- Riel stopped him --- otherwise Western Canada would be ruled by the Metis
All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
Edmund Burke
16-Sep-08 -
WHAT'S THE WORLD COMIN' TO FOLKS - WHY A MOB OF MALCONTENTS -- THE CRIDGE PARK RESCUE GROUP OF IN VICTORIA, B.C. ARE TRYING TO TAKE ON CITY HALL OVER CRIDGE PARK. THEY CALL THEMSELVES "THE CRIDGE PARK RESCUE GROUP" --- THE PARK IS EMPTY --- WE'RE TALKING VALUABLE LAND HERE -- THE PARK'S FULL OF WILD AND UNRULY PLANTS - THERE'S NOTHING THERE FOR THE CONSUMER - A FEW PEOPLE WANDER AROUND BUT THEY'RE WHAT I CALL "WILL-NOT-BE-CONSUMERS" THEY'RE NON-PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY --- YEH -- THERE'S A FEW LAWN BOWLERS BUT THEY LOOK LIKE THEY'RE ALL ON LOW FIXED INCOMES --- THEY'RE BAD FOR VICTORIA'S IMAGE AS A PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY --- WELL --- VICTORIA'S CAN-DO MAYOR, ALAN ("CONDO AL") LOWE, HAS A SOLUTION -- POUR CONCRETE AND ROLL OUT ASHPHALT --- AN ART GALLERY FOR THE ARTSY AND A "CHILDREN'S MUSEUM" FOR THE FAMILY VALUES --- THESE DISTURBERS OF THE CONVENTIONAL SHOUD KNOW BUT DON'T --- YA' CAN'T BEAT CITY HALL!!! McGONIGLE --- YOU AND YOUR CONVENTIONAL WISDOM ARE A LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR THE OXYMORONIC -- IF KONDO AL IS A TYPICAL BOOSTERIZING MAYOR --- TO FIND EITHER THE GALLERY OR THE MUSEUM YOU'LL HAVE TO FORK OUT $50.00 TO A SURLY SECURITY GUARD AND PICK YOUR WAY DOWN A STAIRWAY, DARK, DIRTY, DUSTY, STEEP AND DEEP UNDER THE PARKING LOT --- THE MAYOR AND HIS DEVELOPER BUDDIES'LL BE BUILDING ANOTHER KONDO BLOCK ABOVE --- AS HIGH AS THEY CAN LOBBY IT THROUGH CITY COUNCIL --- BOB --- YOU KNOW VICTORIA -- THAT'S WHERE, WITHOUT FAIL, YOU DRY OUT FROM YOUR ANNUAL FEBRUARY BINGE
 
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AS SOON AS I'M SOBER ENOUGH TO WALK, MY NOGGIN STILL THROBBING --- A BIT OF A STAGGER STILL IN MY STEP --- I HEAD FOR VICTORIA'S HUMBOLDT VALLEY --- CRIDGE PARK IS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT --- IN THE BACKGROUND - THE EMPRESS HOTEL AND THE HARBOUR --- THE JOLLY-OLD-ENGLAND ATMOSPHERE --- IN THE FOREGROUND - WHITE-CLAD LAWN BOWLERS ON A GRASS PITCH --- IT'S AS GOOD AS BEIN' INVITED TO TEA AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE --- JUST BEHIND THE PARK THE CLAPBOARD, COUNTRY GOTHIC CHURCH OF OUR LORD WHICH LOOKS EXACTLY AS WHEN BRITISH COLUMBIA PUT ON SIR JAMES DOUGLAS'S FUNERAL THERE IN 1877 -- --- TO GET INTO DOLLARS AND CENTS --- VICTORIA ATTRACTS SWARMS OF TOURISTS --- THEY COME TO SEE A FEW BLOCKS AROUND THE HARBOUR --- I COUNTED 200 CRUISE SHIPS THAT WILL STOP IN VICTORIA THIS YEAR --- I HAVE NO FIGURES FOR VICTORIA BUT EACH SHIP THAT STOPS AT SEATTLE EARNS $1.7 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE SEATTLE ECONOMY --- THE TOURISTS DON'T COME TO SEE 16 STORY CONDO BLOCKS WHICH ARE BLIGHTING OLD VICTORIA APLENTY ALREADY --- TALK ABOUT KILLING THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGG --- I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO EXACTLY SCRUTINIZE WHY KONDO AL IS DOING WHAT HE'S DOING --- HE LOVES SECRECY FRANKLY, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS CONTROL MOST LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA. THESE DEVELOPERS ARE TOTALLY RUTHLESS -- WITHOUT CONSCIENCE --- PROFITS ARE SO HIGH -- I FIGURE CONDOS CAN BE BUILT FOR $200 PER SQUARE FOOT --- I'VE MADE A FEW INQUIRIES BUT I'M NOT CERTAIN ON THAT --- BUT, IN VANCOUVER, ANYWAY, THEY'RE SELLING FOR $2,000 A SQUARE FOOT --- --- BIG PROFIT MARGINS ATTRACT DEVELOPERS --- LIKE A CERTAIN BYPRODUCT OF THE ALIMENTARY CANAL ATTRACTS FLIES --- THEY'VE GOT LOTS OF MONEY --- AND THEY'VE BEEN KNOWN TO GO SO FAR AS BRIBERY --- OF THE LEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION VARIETY --- AND --- SOMETIMES --- THE ILLEGAL. MONEY TALKS --- LOOK HOW ROBERT MOSES WRECKED NEW YORK WITH HIS "URBAN RENEWAL" SCHEMES , --- KONDO KREEP HAS SO STERALIZED DOWNTOWN KALGARY THAT IT'S A SCENE OUT OF ORWELL'S 1984 LONDON --- THE CENTRE OF EVERY SMALL CITY HAS BEEN WRECKED BY DEVELOPERS BUILDING SHOPPING MALLS AND BIG BOX STORES --- BUT LET'S ASK OUR GUERRILLA WARFARE EXPERT --- GABRIEL --- IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR THE GOOD GUYS AND GALS WHO WANT TO SAVE CRIDGE PARK
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Bob Edwards
Victoria's Humboldt Valley The Church of Our Lord |
Lord Strathcona

Gabriel Dumont

MES AMIS - DESPITE WHAT THE PROPAGANDA MILL AT THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE GRINDS OUT AND A DEVELOPERS' PROPAGANDA OUTFIT CALLED "VIBRANT VICTORIA" ; AND THE PROPAGANDA DEPARTMENT OF EVERY CONSCIENCE-CHALLENGED DEVELOPER AND EVERY BOOSTER MAYOR IN NORTH AMERICA --- 24/7 --- THE USUAL "GIVE UP ALL HOPE" MUNICIPAL MESSAGE --- "YOU CAN'T BEAT CITY HALL!!!" DESPITE THAT --- MES AMIS --- THERE IS HOPE --- LET'S START BY SAYING THAT KONDO AL AND HIS GANG AREN'T JUST DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING TO DO BUT DISTURB THE PEACE --- THIS GROUP WAS ORGANIZED BY A TOP-NOTCH LABOUR ORGANIZER, DAVID TONES, ALONG WITH AN EMINENT HISTORIAN, DR. SYLVIA VAN KIRK; ALL THOSE WHITE CLAD BOWLERS FROM THE CANADIAN PACIFIC LAWN BOWLING CLUB; DR. ROD ELLIS, THE MINISTER OF THE CHURCH OF OUR LORD; AND THE CONDO BOARDS ADJOINING THE PARK --- AND THAT'S WHERE YOU'VE GOT TO START --- WITH GOOD LEADERS --- LIKE ME OF COURSE --- LIKE JANE JACOBS WHO STOPPED THE SPADINA EXPRESSWAY FROM RIPPING THE GUTS OUT OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO --- BOB BARRON AND CHIEF JUSTICE CAMPBELL McLAURIN WHO --- BACK IN THE 60s --- STOPPED THE CPR FROM BUILDING A RAILYARD ON THE BANKS OF CALGARY'S BOW RIVER --- LIKE THE WOMEN WHO FINALLY STOPPED SUPER-BUREAUCRAT MOSES FROM DESTROYING NEW YORK'S CENTRAL PARK ... YOU NEED A GOOD LEADER WITH A PRACTICAL PLAN AND THE CRIDGE PARK RESCUE GROUP HAVE BOTH --- TONES HAS COME UP WITH A SIMPLE PLAN --- THE MAYOR WOULD LIKE THE CRIDGE PARK RESCUE GROUP TO SPIN THEIR WHEELS OBTAINING SIGNATURES ON A PETITION --- LONG AGO, CITY BUREAUCRATS FIGURED OUT A WAY TO MAKE IT AS TOUGH AS POSSIBLE FOR CITIZENS TO DO ANYTHING AT CITY HALL --- YOU ALMOST HAVE TO SIGN ANY PETITION WITH A QUILL PEN AND ATTACH FIFTEEN AFFIDAVITS FROM FIFTEEN WITNESSES TO PROVE YOU SIGNED.

NO, SAID TONES, THERE'S A CIVIC ELECTION COMING UP IN NOVEMBER, WHY, WE'LL JUST GO AFTER EACH CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL --- WE'LL ORGANIZE AS MANY CITIZENS AS WE CAN TO DEMAND OF EVERY POLITICIAN RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL TO DECLARE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER --- DO THEY WANT TO SAVE CRIDGE PARK OR DESTROY IT??? --- AND WE'LL ANNOUNCE THE RESULTS ON OUR WEBSITE BEFORE THE ELECTION ---

MES AMIS -- THE TIDE IS TURNING IN VICTORIA -- AT CRIDGE PARK

NOTICE

To Mes Amis
The Esteemed Readers of The Calgary Eye Opener
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General Gabriel Dumont

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