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Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, June 24, 2004


Terminal City Weighs In

That fine newsweekly with which I'm affiliated has made its choice of candidates in the five Vancouver ridings. And the winners are:

On Monday, June 28, Terminal City Weekly endorses the following candidates for the five Vancouver ridings:

Libby Davies (NDP)

Ujjal Dosanjh (LIB)

Kennedy Stewart (NDP)

Stephen Owen (LIB)

Ian Waddell (NDP)

I'll have more to say on the Vancouver candidates tomorrow morning. For those expecting TCW to endorse an all-NDP slate, or perhaps give more weight to fringe candidates 'cause that's what alt-weeklies should do, well, we aren't your run-of-the-mill rag. Hell, one of the Conservative candidates impressed the hell out of us.

For our election issue, we tried our level best to get each of the four national parties' Vancouver candidates to sit down for a half-hour interview; you can see the results thereof online. No, I was not pushed out the third-storey window, although I seriously comtemplated jumping out of the thing a few times during our chat with Bev Meslo...
Thanks for posting the Terminal City's picks for the 5 Vancouver ridings. I laughed and laughed about their interview with Bev "the revolution is coming" Meslo. I'm surprised that they endorsed Stephen Owen in Quadra...they seemed to like all three of the candidates there, especially "Uncle" David Askew.

I don't think Ujjal will savour the endorsement. I bet the guy doesn't even vote for himself this election. This slimmy political opportunist was just in this election to sit on the front benches of the government for a term before heading off to the High Commission in Delhi. He certainly won't want to sit in the opposition or deal with messy coalition government with the NDPers he knifed in the back!

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