As splashes are heard from the neighbors pool and what's left of the thermometer lies in a puddle on the sundeck, many are starting to feel the heat.
In true heat induced, "I've had it up to here" fashion, many are lashing out at whoever steps in their path. Why, just last week some, oh how shall we say, "hoodlum" took exception to the tax / user fee one must now pay to enjoy our beautiful parks. In a dramatic display of "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" this individual(s) decided the best way to express their frustration was to remove the parking meter from Murin park and deposit it, cash box full, on the steps of our municipal hall. While I admire your enthusiasm I fear I must call you one a couple of things. First, what you did is highly illegal and therefore I am unable to commend you on it. Second, although the message sent was clear and true, you are a dumbass. That box of liberal love has nothing to do with our Mayor or councilors. It's the direct result of Gordon Campbell's Liberals mismanagement of public funds.
You would have been better off delivering it to our MLA Ted Nebling, or better yet, directly to Gordo Himself. Although that might be tougher than you think since he has become the most expensively guarded politician in BC's history. That's right, we pay for four, count them, four plain clothes officers to guard him twenty-four hours a day. You can't really blame him though. His blind ideology has lead to countless destroyed families, not to mention cuts to programs affecting children, elderly, the poor and other special interest groups that laughably demand fair treatment.
However, with his latest backpedaling on the Coquihalla there does appear to be hope. But it requires that "mad as hell" energy to be focused into legal channels such as letter writing, emails or even a simple phone call. He didn't abandon the sale of the Coquihalla because it was a tremendously stupid plan, rather because enough people focused their energy and made him realize, politically, it could kill him.
So before you rip out another parking meter, remember, only the lawmakers can break the law, so there he has the advantage. But when he flashes that sickening grin safely behind our boys in blue, focus that rage into productive and legal methods of political assassination.
Locally how about start a campaign to save our hospital. The Squamish hospital is close to flat lining with all the cuts making many experienced staff finally give up because they can't work under these conditions anymore. Or how about the sale of BC Rail and BC Hydro, not to mention his flabbergasting hatred of our teachers and public school system. Unfortunately, the list is endless.
Then after you're done, go out and enjoy the summer heat, perhaps even try to fry an egg on the sidewalk, before there's user fees for that too.