In a bold display of global warming we had an unprecedented 3 months of sunny and hot! I'll be honest, It killed me.
I'm used to living in Squamish, BC the perfect place because it rains. When it rains there is no pressure to go outside, those are rest days to ice your tired muscles. But nooo, we had to have 3 full months of beautiful draining sunshine. After 3 months of sunny peer pressure a rain came and I breathed a sigh of relief, finally, I can rent a video, spend the whole day resting inside and not feel guilty. Here when it's sunny you have to make the most of it, there are countless things on your "to do when it's sunny" list.
But now the kids are back to school and Halloween costume displays are being dusted off with Santa looking all to eager. The winds of change are coming and they look like they're going to blow something fierce.
Perhaps they'll finally blow what remains off the Liberals veil. The rich get a break at the expense of our schools and hospitals, seems hardly worth it but until someone is pushed to far we just have to take it. What the Liberals need is the perfect smoke and mirror machine to take our minds off it. Oh look, the 2010 bid is picking up steam. Steam blowing right past Squamish with not so much as a glance to the side.
We're all too invisible. Notice in all this Olympic hoopla there's little, lets face it, no mention of Squamish. If I may paraphrase from the Vancouver Sun "For the Olympic bid to succeed we need not only the support of Whistler and Vancouver residents, but BC and the rest of Canada as well". We're not even considered for a moment when the thought of tolling our highway is bandied about. And to suggest for a second that no-one could drive the highway at night is absolutely ridiculous, if they haven't noticed, there is hopelessly little work in our neck of the woods so many are forced to commute.
As invisible as Squamish is to the bid we're still not invisible to Ted. Mr. Nebbling simply doesn't give two licks about Squamish and politically there's no reason he should. He doesn't have to because we're just the hole between the two richest communities in Canada. He's got it made since those high rollers are the only ones benefiting from the Liberal lunacy. He could spraypaint "sucks" on our new sign to nowhere and still get elected.
We're a union town; we even had the only
unionized McDonalds for crying in the soup. The time may come soon when
he, and many others learn the hard way that Squamish does in fact exist.
We exist and if pushed, we can certainly throw a monkey wrench into any
plans in this neck of the woods. As they say, "Let the games begin."