Friday, October 24, 2008

UN GANG, RED SCORPIONS, INDEPENDANT SOLDIERS - these hits are getting boring

The details of the last four execution murders in B.C. were so pedestrian that the news media didn't even bother to go out and secure photos of the dead. The soldiers in Vancouver drug gangs are going to have to make an effort, maybe use a flamethrower or a piano wire garrot or something equally sinister PDQ, or their moves will disappear completely from tomorrow's headlines.
True the SUN gave Todd "Joe" Kranz the front page yesterday, because a reporter had a scoop with confidential documents, but most gangster killings are now getting lost in the back pages. The only gangsters worth writing about these days are men who are high tier, because the very process of connecting dots makes a story. Simply getting gunned down in a parking lot is not sufficient excuse to chase after your family for a quote. Most reporters are content with Google sniffing a few quotes and a picture from Facebook tribute pages.

In October we read of Jimmy (Grover) Lee shot in front of his rental over there in Surrey. Jimmy was a crack shack operator and an auto parts fence. On the same day up in Prince George, B.C. two denizens of an infamous drug crib were executed. They were Brittany Giese, age 19, and Garrett McComb, age 23. That single day body count allowed some Media the novelty of a hat trick headline. Soon after, Rukesh Rutnam Naidu, a "soldier" who was "known to police", was gunned down in the parkade at Oakridge Mall. Naidu's death got a little more air play because he was whacked in an upscale locale, but other than that, nobody really gave a shit. And since Oakridge Mall has more cameras than an Iranian nuclear reactor facility, there is video of the Naidu set up, but we will never see it.

WORLD EXTREME FIGHTING on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford, B.C. - the site of B.C.'s most recent drug dealer execution. Joe Krantz was cornered in a stairwell at the rear and riddled with bullets.

The late Joe Krantz, posing in corn-row hair job and flashing a bad-ass gangster hand signal proves he was just as culturally confused as he was criminal. This is the photo the Vancouver SUN Google-sniffed, scraped and published with Joe's goodbye story. It's lifted from an extreme sports website.

Honestly folks, time is our most precious commodity, and even though the Vancouver crime file has its rewards, the constant thinning of the herd in gangster land is getting really tiring. Unless they bump off an ex-MLA who invests in the drug trade or a some gorgeous Asian babe who loves her soldier, the print media are soon going to fall asleep. Kim Bolan will keep at it, but even she must be getting worried about devoting her whole life to one song. Punjabi terrorists and seedy dropout drug thugs are horrible company to host in any healthy mind.

This is the two page summary, heavily redacted, of the testimony of Cassidy Krantz, after she was removed from the home. Only an eight year old, she offered more explicit detail than the police usually get out of adult witnesses.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Michael Ignatieff - Who said he is a "Left"-handed Gun?

Michael Ignatieff, M.P. is now gunning for the Liberal leadership. In a blast from the past we enjoy Ignatieff test firing a Kurdish AK47 assault rifle. The year was 1993 and he was researching a book on the PKK guerrilla war.

Well that was fun! As Federal elections go, that October 14, 2008 romp was quite a success. Except for the annoying bad habit of Mr. Harper who frequently referred to us as "Canadian consumers", I could ignore most of the blather this time out. I am a citizen, not a consumer, although I don't presume to speak for anyone else. I was content with Tuesday's results. Locally and nationally it went rather close to what I expected and since I no longer carry political membership cards in my wallet, I am free to stick pins in any doll I choose. Voodoo does work, and its a great cleanser for the soul.

Stephen Harper, ever the incremental, moved his blue pegs along the board, and that was fine. More important, he achieved one of his unstated goals - that of sticking a silver fork in Mr. Dion's heart. Bury that beast in unconsecrated ground! And now if the teeth-gnashing Grits would finally come to their senses and show some respect for the better man - Michael Ignatieff - they might set themselves on the royal road to recovery. If they chose Ignatieff to lead them even a veteran Runagate like moi, would slip into a red vest and donate to the war chest - and that would be quite a political conversion as I used to be a Reform activist and fund raiser. We could spot a federal phony from a block away. I have long considered Mr. Ignatieff one of the few genuinely compassionate men in Ottawa. In fact I often use an essay he wrote about his ailing mother - "Deficit's", to help high school students improve their reading comprehension.

Michael Ignatieff on the cover of MACLEAN'S, Nov. 20th, 2006. The snotty cover story was a masterful component of a disinformation campaign which succeeded in denying him the leadership. For reasons as old and dusty as Confederation itself, the Liberals walked blindly into the disaster easily labeled "the Dion Doldrums". Will the Grits soil their nappies twice in a row? Let's hope they don't.

May, May... please go away!
What is left to say about that incredible irritant from Nova Scotia? Elizabeth May just might possess the business smarts to run a busy taxi stand but she was little more than the clown princess of the 2008 Election campaign. I'd like to simply laugh her off but what she is still costing Canadian taxpayers, and also the loyal Greenies whom she stabbed in the back, is not a joke. This estimate just off the wire:

"The GREEN party will receive roughly $1.8 million in federal funding for the more than 940,000 votes it obtained in the election -- nearly double the subsidy the Greens received after the 2006 vote."

Lizzie is such a con-artist that while on the stump she was promoting a book she hasn't even finished writing yet. Yesterday, in interview, she told a reporter that her two post-campaign resolutions are to pay off the Green Party debt "by Christmas" and to finish her book "Global Warming for Dummies" Take a gander at the Chapters Indigo website today. "Countess Indigo" did Princess May a big favor by promoting a book which was promised for October 2, 2008 but never delivered. That's May for you.

Screen shot of GLOBAL WARMING FOR DUMMIES on the chapters.indigo. ca website today.