“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

~~ Thomas Watson

Monday, November 13, 2017

From the BC Conservatives: "We're back, we're united, and we're ready.”



This coming Sunday (November 19th), BC Conservatives in the Kamloops Thompson Nicola region, will be holding a first meeting, in preparation to reorganize Riding Associations in the area.



Long-time Kamloops resident and conservative campaigner, Alan Forseth, stated,

"Having returned from our party's recent AGM in Langley, I am delighted to have taken on the role as Regional Director for our area.  I look forward to being a part of the growing momentum for conservatives across the province."



Interim BC Conservative Party
Leader Scott Anderson of Vernon
The gathering of members and guests, which gets underway at 2:30pm at the meeting room of the Accent Inn, will feature guest speaker, and current Interim Party leader Scott Anderson.



Mr. Anderson, who is also a Vernon City Councillor commented,  “I am so excited about the energy and enthusiasm I’ve heard from members across the province, and the Kamloops area is no exception.” 



He went on to say, "In all the years I’ve been with this party I’ve never seen it as united and ready as it is now. We're back, we're united, and we're ready.” 



As former BC Liberal leader Christy Clark showed all British Columbians recently, with her flip flop on the Throne Speech, TRUE common sense fiscal conservative credentials are important at a time when politicians seem willing to change their philosophy, at a moment's notice, in order to hold on to power.



The British Columbia Conservative Party is ready to work toward a British Columbia, for all British Columbians.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

NOTHING that has come out of the AGM for the so-called workers party, shows they are once again going to be the champions of the working class



This weekend, the BC NDP held their annual AGM in Victoria.  While reading up on it, I diverged for a few moments to look back on comments, and posts, from earlier this year.  That little side trip led me to come across these words from my friend, and BC political colleague, Ben Besler.  

Read what he had to say, and then tell me whether you agree, or don't, that NOTHING really has changed


" ... they (the BC NDP) have become a party on cue to simply state “no” when the other says “yes”.

They at one time were the labour party. A party of the working class. A party that stood for better employment opportunities and fair wages. Now they are running amok, appeasing the lunacy that the environmental apparatchiks have become.

Killing jobs, stopping progress. They have partnered in solidarity with folks that do everything in their power to bring ruin on the job seeker and the middle class.

They stand in the way of progress for the iron worker and his blue collar brothers and sisters who - I might add - are the real progressives.

They (blue collar workers) are the heart of this province.

They are the real builders of this province, and they have found no solidarity from the party that simply pretends to have their back.

The NDP have become a weather-vane of double speak. Untrustworthy. All talk, no action.

Are the free-enterprise working-class up against the wall in British Columbia? What do you think?"



I do agree with Ben that blue collar workers -- the ever shrinking middle class -- are up against the wall.

Sawmill jobs by the thousands have been lost ...millwrights that could be working on pipelines are idled ... bridge-workers are idled ... thousands of workers in the Peace River are (and have been idled).  Few if any new mines are being developed.  Entire rural and northern communities are on life support.
The BC NDP -- and their Green Party allies ARE NOT friends of the middle class, blue collar, workers.  They once were -- BUT NO MORE.
And the BC Liberals are doing little more than proving themselves to be allies with Justin Trudeau's federal Liberals.  Nearly all candidates for the leadership of the party come from the capitol "L" side of the party

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon



EARLY YESTERDAY, I the following information out by email to several individuals -- letting them know we (the BC Conservatives) had every intention of being a viable alternative in the next provincial election in BC. I also posted a much briefer edit on Social media (Facebook and Twitter).  Here is the text of the email which was sent:

Greetings friends ...

I would like to let you know, if you are unaware, that just a few short months ago I rejoined and became a member of the BC Conservative Party.  Additionally, I attended a very successful AGM which was held a few weeks back in Langley. 

I believe in small 'c' conservative ideals, and I believe that the well-being of our province will not happen with either our current GreeNDP government ... or with the Liberals, who are INDEED Capitol "L" Liberals in both name, and in governing style!

This email is to advise you that initial prep work is underway to restart the Kamloops North Thompson, and Kamloops South Thompson, BC Conservation Riding Associations -- as well as Fraser Nicola. This region has always been fertile ground for true conservatives, and I look forward to having your support.

I have requested that the party attempt to have Interim Leader Scott Anderson (long-time Board / Executive Member, and Vernon City Councillor) join us in the coming weeks to discuss the future ahead for OUR party, and our region.  Stay tuned for information on meeting dates coming in the near future!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

... then they support the wasteful ways of Justin Trudeau's federal Liberals, AND, they support the tax grabs that only hit the middle class



Just the other day, Keith Baldrey, in an opinion piece stated, "A number of party veterans I’ve talked to are somewhat worried about the party’s long-term prospects of stability."

And well they should be.

It takes a lot to hold together a fractious group of people that really, other than trying to keep the NDP out of party, are not really comfortable being together in the same bed.



Now don't get me wrong ... I am sure I'd be correct in saying that likely the vast majority of BC Liberal MLA's do truly want what's best for BC ... however if that is indeed true, how can any grouping of them stay together for long given the differences they also have in beliefs on ways, and how, to govern? 

The current field of prospective leadership candidates do of course run the gamut from one end of the political spectrum, to the other -- Left to Right.  The problem is that, as stated, they have such diverse beliefs -- and at times it really must be like herding cats.



I'm not the first, and I certainly won't be the last, to say that the BC Liberals campaign on the right ... and then govern on the left. 



But back to those leadership candidates again.

Who among them are conservatives?



Former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan
Better yet, who are the true capitol "L" Liberals.  Those are the ones who support the federal Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau.  Justin, as you know, seems unable to balance a budget, and even when going into debt by the billions, still manages to overspend that by additional billions.

Is that what those capitol "L" Liberals in BC believe in as well??

How about all of those plans the federal capitol "L" Liberals had to tax employee discounts, until all hell broke loose and they had reverse that plan?

How about increasing taxes on those still operating the family farm?


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Football fans however, are going to see a sporting event -- they are not paying to see (or go to) a protest, or political rally




Regardless of who it was, that opposed what was happening, I agree it is hugely disrespectful.  Sporting events (and similar gatherings) are intended to be entertainment -- not political events, rallies, etc.  In my opinion, those attending, and who are likely in the majority, should not have to be have this kind of disrespect shoved in their face.

Political activism, in Canada, has a long and
proud history.People, and organizations,
however have been responsible to
a large degree for their own events

It's a free and democratic country, and these athletes are certainly welcome to hold an event, where the topic of discussion is clearly understood.  There is NO COMMONALITY however with where they are currently doing this (protesting). 

Instead, they are simply take advantage of who they are -- complete with puffed up egos perhaps? -- and having someone else foot the bill for marketing and promoting it.


There is no commonality; players are simply
being completely disrespectful of their fans.


News reporter, commentary writer, and Kamloops resident, DALE BASS, posed an interesting question to my thoughts:
"
What about when musicians sing protest songs?