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Indestructible. 2019/20 RTDNA national editorial commentary. Razor sharp analysis. Snarky sarcasm. The Adam Stirling Show: 9am-12 @cfax1070. Tweets = mine alone
Jun 23 4 tweets 3 min read
Now on @cfax1070: @isitt_ pretaped an interview earlier today with @RyanPriceCFAX on whether councils should have three year terms instead of four.

(Isitt said he didn't have enough time to address the massive list of questions I've sent him that he's never answered. Darn) #yyj He did answer the question when put to him by @RyanPriceCFAX as to whether he will run again: @isitt_ still has not yet decided if he will run for mayor or council and is considering all options.

The election takes place in 114 days. #yyj
Apr 15 5 tweets 4 min read
Day off.

For no particular reason, here’s @isitt_ using his position at the Council table Feb 13, 2020 to read a letter he wrote to one of the owners of @HarbourCats in their capacity as Chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, who Isitt claimed had defamed him. #yyj I asked Isitt about it the next day. It’s unusual to see an elected office holder (who later voted on matters that could directly impact the team partly owned by the recipient of Isitt’s letter) to use a council seat in this fashion.

Isitt did not recuse himself Thursday. #yyj
Nov 16, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
The economic damage we suffered in the storm is still being significantly understated. Canada has no trade access to Pacific tidewater for the 1st time since the completion of the railroad. Each day of lost movement results in someone accruing a loss that is not recoverable. It won’t be noticeable for a few days, but the endless flow of goods East to west grinding to a halt is difficult to overstate with respect to the harm it will cause.

The big one is energy — there’s a 150,000 barrel per day backlog building for every 24hr Trans Mountain’s down.
Nov 16, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
The thing that scares me the most right now is the Trans Mountain pipeline being shutdown. We need to bring it back online and we need to do it as fast as humanly possible.

Most cars/trucks/busses/etc in the entire province get their gas from it. Not an exaggeration. BC has 2 refineries — Husky in the interior and Parkland in Burnaby. Neither has the capacity to come even close to keeping vehicles (land, sea & air) fueled for the 5 million people who live here.

Constant resupply from Alberta is what does that.

And we’re cutoff…
Nov 15, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
🧺 Picnic Point: Even nicer than last time #victownhall #yyj #bcstorm #urbanspaces #yyj #victownhall #negative
Nov 15, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Don’t worry it’s been more than a year since last time a random person was permanently maimed by a random assailant in Centennial Square who was never identified/arrested perhaps because there were no surveillance cameras allowed, a risk the city ignored.

It’s better now #yyj I’m not being glib either. That really happened. All the whiners out there mewling about how I criticize them for spreading misinformation that allowed this crisis to happen in the first place: at least your hands etc still work. #yyj cheknews.ca/it-came-out-of…
Aug 22, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
I love how the #fairycreek narrative has wandered so far from reality that they’re yelling for the courts to protect them from the RCMP (who were sent there by the courts) to remove them for defying the courts.

Judges *love* stupid games that insult them & waste their time. 👍🏻 Galaxy brain move: defeat the courts by convincing the courts that enforcing their lawful orders is actually unlawful so the courts have no choice but to enjoin themselves from enjoining you.

Way to go, geniuses. In the 900 years of the common law, nobody thought of that before
Jul 21, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Deleted an earlier tweet after reviewing audio.

The mayor of @CityOfVictoria is calling on the 19,000 people who signed the petition to Save Beacon Hill Park to wage a letter writing campaign to the offices of:

@HonAhmedHussen

And parl sec

@TOAdamVaughan

To provide money. But as was put to the mayor by our own @RyanPriceCFAX, all the money in the world would not house every single person in the park because some are notoriously hard to house and even if they did, new campers could choose to arrive at any time.

She admits this number exists.
Apr 25, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
Pro tip: politicians are defined and loved based on who their enemies are. It’s beneficial to ponder from time to time whether what one does makes the other side exceedingly happy because they’ll win, and whether one should continue. Or not. Losing always works too. Every time. The trick is making one’s adversary believe one is choosing to fall directly into traps over and over and over and over again.

The hardest part is trying not to laugh while they hurl themselves into the grinder yet again...

You can only laugh once they’ve committed. So much.
Feb 20, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
I have no idea how to solve this. The legitimacy of the courts has already been ruthlessly undermined (attempting enforcement of the interim court order in 2019 is what *started* all of this), that I’m not sure another ruling would be recognized at all. What then? The supremacy of the courts is the mortar that holds together the social contract. Too many have spent too long playing with fire. What happens when the counter protesters start disobeying too?

Some of us saw this coming a mile away. Others charged ahead & caused it. Now what?
Oct 6, 2019 6 tweets 3 min read
On top of the $1.8B in the 2016 budget (actively being spent)

And the $4B in the 2017 budget (actively being spent).

He announced something that’s already happening and nobody noticed because a reporter said the term “blank cheque.”

Neat. I was going nuts this morning, trying to figure out why the hell everyone was reacting the way they were, then I realized: they don’t know he’s announcing something govt already did.

People didn’t know $1.8B was from 2016 and another $4-billion was from 2017.

He didn’t say.
Jan 9, 2019 8 tweets 2 min read
So on the LNG pipeline story we’ve gone from a scenario where the army was secretly being deployed in tandem with cell phone jamming tech while special forces evicted indigenous nations who were never consulted to... something very, very different. In only two days. It turned out there was no cell phone jammer, the army was never deployed, every indigenous council along the route was not only consulted but also *consented* by signing agreements, and the protesters are a small number of hereditary chiefs of the same nations who signed.
Oct 29, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Worth mentioning that once upon a time the #BurnabySouth by-election was going to be about a pipeline that suddenly had way more public support than it did before.

Why is Singh even running outside of Ontario anyway? Does the NDP still think Burnaby is their *only* shot? I mean there’s nothing wrong per se with a leader getting parachuted into a BC riding from a million miles away... but why?

If Singh needs to be in the house *now*, why not run in a sooner by-election? Why is the NDP fixed on parachuting him in from thousands of kilometers away?
May 27, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Because this is the misunderstanding that just won’t die, yes the 2007 Kinder Morgan spill WAS bitumen. A dilsynbit specifically called Albian Heavy Synthetic. It is NOT fully upgraded. At API = 19.2, it is among of heaviest dilbits in existence. If anything sinks, it will. I’m just going to pin this and leave it here until further noticr. Use/copy/cite at your leisure. No credit to me needed. I’m more interested in the public being properly informed.