Let the healing begin.

I am posting this without editing it.. I’m gonna let it stew for a bit.

Dear editor,


10 years ago, a man came to me in a dream. He said “you’ll never know what treatment to take, if you don’t know what makes you sick.”


After 12 years of the BC Liberals, I am feeling sick.


I am sick of the negative attacks against the BC NDP and their leader Adrian Dix.


I am sick of the petulant statements made by Cabinet Minister and my MLA Terry Lake via Twitter. I know that one of his staffers feels that “negative ads really make you think.” Did you know that by wearing diapers, you do not have to rush to use the toilet? While both ideas have merit, they both end up with crappy results.


I am sick of being told to remember the 90s. Clark et al have rebranded themselves as today’s Liberals. Are we to simply skip over the past 12 years and forget yesterday’s Liberals?  Child poverty has been a stain on the BC Liberals that will not wash off easily. I think it’s great that Todd Stone supports the Food Bank, does he not get the irony that he’s running for the party that pretty much caused the sharp increase of food bank usage? Under the BC Liberals child poverty rose by 35 per cent shortly after they took office. BC has a record of 8 years as the worst when it came to child poverty, now we’re second worst.


I’m sick of the Reaganomics retread that Clark is touting. Keepin’ them taxes low, creatin’ them jobs, drillin’ for them resources and keepin’ that spendin’ down? I remember when Sarah Palin said it. What did Obama say in response? “You can put lipstick on a pig…but it’s still a pig?”  In some strange stretch of logic, Clark wants us to forget the BILLIONS of dollars in debt that have been added to our books under her watch.


I am sick of the waste of taxpayer dollars on things like “Ethnic-gate,”paying legal fees for Virk and Basi, cost overruns on BC Place and the convention centre, and the millions spent promoting the BC Jobs plan (A simple check with Stats Canada shows that Liberal claims about job creation are not correct.)


I could go on for days about the sickness I feel in relation to the BC Liberals (both yesterday’s and today’s.)


Yes Kamloops, there is a malaise hanging over our city and I have the perfect way to treat it. Let’s exorcise the demons of the past dozen years and vote the bums out. Let’s lance the boils on the North and South shores of the Thompson River and let the healing begin.


Joey Jack


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