Dave Barrett's memorial

Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby Cactusflower » Mar 3rd, 2018, 6:16 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.4561124
I guess there won't be many on these Castanet forums who watched the live streaming of Dave's big send-off, and I can't imagine this even happening if the BC Liberals were the government today, even though he was probably the best Premier B.C. has ever had. He accomplished more good things for British Columbians in his three short years than Wacky did in twenty, and Campbell & Clark did in sixteen.

There were many humorous tales told about Dave today, but none as good as the one Joy McPhail told about the time he told her, when she was lamenting about how mean the BC Libs were to her after the 2001 election. He said, "No worries, Joy" (or words to that effect), "The two of you and 77 of those :cuss: , that's a pretty good match."
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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby mikest2 » Mar 3rd, 2018, 6:22 pm

Cactusflower wrote:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dave-barrett-memorial-victoria-2018-1.4561124
I guess there won't be many on these Castanet forums who watched the live streaming of Dave's big send-off, and I can't imagine this even happening if the BC Liberals were the government today, even though he was probably the best Premier B.C. has ever had. He accomplished more good things for British Columbians in his three short years than Wacky did in twenty, and Campbell & Clark did in sixteen.

There were many humorous tales told about Dave today, but none as good as the one Joy McPhail told about the time he told her, when she was lamenting about how mean the BC Libs were to her after the 2001 election. He said, "No worries, Joy" (or words to that effect), "The two of you and 77 of those :cuss: , that's a pretty good match."


I won't speak ill of the dead, Dave Barrett was OK, but he was nowhere near the man or premier that WAC B was. We are still benefiting from WAC B's legacy.
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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby Cactusflower » Mar 3rd, 2018, 6:25 pm

WAC did fix the highway system in B.C. I'll give him that.
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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby The Green Barbarian » Mar 4th, 2018, 12:20 pm

Cactusflower wrote:I guess there won't be many on these Castanet forums who watched the live streaming of Dave's big send-off,


No disrespect, but why would we want to watch a bunch of NDP'ers eulogize someone we don't care about? I definitely won't be watching when Glen Clark and Adrian Dix finally go to their just rewards either.

and I can't imagine this even happening if the BC Liberals were the government today,


I don't understand this comment. Are you saying that the BC Liberals would block a funeral purely for political purposes? How bizarre to even think this. Just so wrong.

even though he was probably the best Premier B.C. has ever had.


LOL - what a crock. For "the best premier BC has ever had" he had a remarkably short reign. Usually "the best" means that they can win more than one election. If he was so good, why did he lose after only 3 years? Let me guess, it's because the voters were dumb. That's it. That's been the "go to" line of every NDP zombie I've ever met.

He accomplished more good things for British Columbians in his three short years


Like what? If he accomplished so much, why did he lose the next election?

There were many humorous tales told about Dave today, but none as good as the one Joy McPhail told about the time he told her, when she was lamenting about how mean the BC Libs were to her after the 2001 election. He said, "No worries, Joy" (or words to that effect), "The two of you and 77 of those :cuss: , that's a pretty good match."


Joy McPhail is a giant meat-head. If Barrett said that, he must have been drunk.
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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby Drip_Torch » Mar 4th, 2018, 12:33 pm

^^^ :kick: ^^^
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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby Queen K » Mar 4th, 2018, 12:34 pm

Thank God for the ALR.

Otherwise the Okanagan would be roof top to roof top by now.

Thank you Dave Barrett.

So yes, we are still benefitting from a legacy he left.
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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby The Green Barbarian » Mar 4th, 2018, 1:01 pm

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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby The Green Barbarian » Mar 4th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Queen K wrote:Thank God for the ALR.

Otherwise the Okanagan would be roof top to roof top by now.

Thank you Dave Barrett.

So yes, we are still benefitting from a legacy he left.


I am not totally against the ALR I guess. I just don't understand why land that is in the ALR just sits barren. And of course, it took years to figure out what to do with that stinky feedlot in Rutland, because it was in the ALR too. As usual, unforeseen consequences of policy not totally and completely thought out by the NDP.
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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby Queen K » Mar 4th, 2018, 1:08 pm

Ummmm, this is a memorial thread.

:topic: maybe? :D
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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby The Green Barbarian » Mar 4th, 2018, 1:14 pm

Queen K wrote:Ummmm, this is a memorial thread.

:topic: maybe? :D


There was already a memorial thread for this guy:

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=76998

Why couldn't constant thread starter have just used that one?

And I'm sorry, but to say that this memorial wouldn't have happened if the BC Liberals were in power is the height of partisan garbage and stupidity. If you want to go on about a guy who was only premier of BC for 3 years 45 years ago, great, but don't use that to tell giant fat whopping lies. That's just a slap in the face to the person you are supposed to be honoring.
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Re: Dave Barrett's memorial

Postby Urbane » Mar 4th, 2018, 1:32 pm

    Queen K wrote:Ummmm, this is a memorial thread.

    :topic: maybe? :D
CF should never have started this "memorial thread" by politicizing it in her original post. As has been pointed out there is already a memorial thread:
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=76998
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