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On the move!

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, October 14, 2004


Pundit Peter Principle

Michael Campbell, “business pundit” whose failures at running his own business caused him to retreat to the safe world of rehashing tired old Fraser Institute cliches, in today’s Sun:

In looking at the Downtown Eastside, it’s difficult to make the case that in order to give voice to our most disenfranchised neighbourhoods they need their own city councillor. Judging by the political and media attention the area garners, a visitor to the city over the past several years would be forgiven for thinking Hastings and Cordova is the nexus of political power in the city.

No link, thanks to the CanWest’s desire to keep this embarrassing twit locked up behind the subscriber firewall

A quick trip by any visitor to the Downtown Eastside—something that I doubt that either Michael or his brother has done recently—would likely condfirm that this isn’t the part of town that pulls the strings at 12th and Cambie.

Oh, and someone remind him that Hastings and Cordova Streets don’t actually intersect one another.
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