Friday, May 09, 2008

Arthur Griffiths - entrepreneur par insolence

It is rumoured that Arthur Griffith is about to become political. And run for a Liberal seat in the Provincial government for Premier Campbell.
Another star in the Liberal cabinet alongside the illustrious former judge Wally Opal, who has become a true politician now and even ignores the law; and the beautiful at any age, Carol Taylor, whose $600 budget shoes flaunt the poor as she brings in new figures to govern the let-em-eat-cake citizenry.
Arthur Giffiths, the son of the late and respected Frank Griffiths, who once owned the Vancouver Canucks and GM Place, the Vancouver Grizzlies and the money machine, CKNW radio. Hockey fans will recall lil' Arthur as the interfering and unknowledgeable Canucks executive who had no idea of hockey or team management until his Dad called him off and gave him pencils to sharpen.
Well the history of Arthur is that Frank died and Arthur took over the control of the empire. He promptly lost control of the Vancouver Grizzlies. Then he lost the Vancouver Canucks. And GM Place. And finally, the asset that made the sports empire possible in the first place, CKNW advertising radio! Arthur still does talk shows and is actually asked his opinion by the bozos at stations like Team 1040! Money impresses some.

So ... lil' Arthur will now join the Liberal government and be put in charge of something. That record speaks for itself already - Gordon Campbell lost BC Rail, BC Hydro, BC Gas, BC Ferries to foreign management or ownership. What can we expect in the future if Arthur gets elected?
Get ready to have Vancouver Island sold to Taiwan? Maybe he'll sell off Whistler to the Japanese. Don't they already own everything up there anyway? Maybe sell Victoria to the Americans and they can paint the parliament buildings pink? Arthur is well programmed to be in a job where he loses everything. Besides it's Liberal government policy!
If Gordon has any semblance of feeling left for British Columbians, (don't wait for it) he'll put Arthur in control of using all that beetle infested dead wood in our forests to make blue pencils for Carol Taylor and erasable signatures for Wally Opal.

The BC Pencil Corporation would be a good fit for a man who isn't the sharpest pencil in the box.


  1. Anonymous8:05 am

    Right on Cater.

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