BARRY HOBBIS, FORMER POLICEMAN: ‘I’M ALREADY ON RECORD IN SUPPORT OF A NEEDLE EXCHANGE’: would give addicts even more free needles

MR. HOBBIS LIVES IN SAANICH, AND IS PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM VOTING IN VICTORIA’S REFERENDUM

HE IS ENDORSED BY EX VICTORIA MAYOR BOB CROSS AND DON ROUGHLEY

 MR.HOBBIS IS BEING MARKETED AS A TORY BLUE FISCAL CONSERVATIVE – ‘GREEN’ CONSERVATIONIST

HE WOULD GIVE MORE NEEDLES TO VICTORIA’S OUT OF CONTROL SICK CRIMINAL USING ADDICTS

Barry Hobbis, an ex-policeman and an Establishment businessman Candidate for a vacant Victoria City Council seat who resides in Saanich, and is therefor prohibited from voting in the upcoming Victoria Referendum, also endorses the dubious social health policy commonly called ‘harm reduction,’ and promises that he would support the opening of a so-called ‘needle exchange,’ in both his full colour folding paper pamphlet and at his website, both under the heading of OUR STREETS.

In the pamphlet, the information is printed in type of very tiny point size, making it easy for elderly voters to miss, but it is certainly there and is worded thus:

‘- A fixed needle exchange’

On Barry Hobbis’ website, under the heading OUR STREETS, he brags about having been an advocate for this nonsense for some time:

‘I’m already on record in support of a needle exchange,’ says ex-policeman and Saanich resident Barry Hobbis.

This design decision to use tiny point size type in the Barry Hobbis pamphlet is clearly intentional, as the pamphlet obviously has all the appearance of being the product of a modernist graphic design studio which is highly sophisticated, and wants to present the candidate, who is apparently the only really serious capitalist businessman in the NO camp, as some sort of ‘green’ fiscal reformer.

The ten panel folding paper pamphlet has four square panels which are printed in green ink and two that are light blue, while his campaign signs are mainly dark blue with the word ELECT shown in the corner, on a slant, in light green.

The use of these particular symbolic colours signals that because of his support for the neglected Johnson Street Bridge, he is really a conservationist, and the use of Tory blue signals that he would be a serious fiscal manager who would attempt to reduce the ballooning City of Victoria costs, wage and salary raises, hiring and new spending, and who would instead resume long-delayed yearly maintenance of the Johnson Street Bridge to ensure its use during the estimated four years it will take to build a new bridge.

Barry Hobbis has thus run a confusing counterintuitive campaign of contradictory symbolic colour signalling that  suggests he would presumably redesign the circular pie chart used by bureaucrats to show relative spending allocations, reprioritizing the slices to show more being spent on other more pressing overdue infrastructure problems, rather than replacing the Johnson Street Bridge, and expansion of ‘social health programmes’ (including so-called ‘harm reduction’).

But this ‘blue-green’ conservative conservationist’s image is questionable because of the contradictions in the very nature of Mr. Hobbis’ Victoria Harbour Ferry business.

This Barry Hobbis business is basically a polluting fleet of cute-looking mini harbour ferry boats which emit unknown quantities of noxious smoke into the atmosphere of the Victoria Inner Harbour every day.

Barry Hobbis also advertises his very questionable endorsements by ex-Victoria Mayor Bob Cross and highly controversial ex-City of Victoria Manager Don Roughley with pride, and this seems to contradict his claim to being a non-partisan independent small business Candidate.

Mr. Cross is well known to be a longtime member of the dying B.C. Liberal Party of Premier Gordon Campbell, a corporatist-libertarian party which is still somehow under the dictatorial control of the unpopular premier who favours increased provincial trade with Communist China, as does the ‘Conservative’ Party of Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose quasi-fascist Death Culture government has even promised the  left-leaning City of Victoria Fortin administration a stimulus cheque of $21,000,000, but this comes with an annoying caveat: it can only be spent on a new bridge to replace the existing heritage bascule!

It would appear that the Prime Minister of Canada is thus anxiously pursuing increased targeted favoured trade with certain shady elements in the Communist Party of China, in the form of business contracts to buy Chinese steel and iron needed for Canadian infrastructure stimulus projects like  the construction of the new bridge proposed by Victoria’s socialist Mayor Dean Fortin.

The latter enjoys the use of this $21,000,000 carrot to entice Victoria’s jackass voters to support his crazy ideas and to VOTE YES.

It suits Mr. Harper’s purposes because he can use the ‘stimulus’ socialist make-work project as a bragging point in Victoria when the next election comes around, and it suits Mr. Fortin’s purposes because that cheque cannot be used to maintain or refurbish the rusting structure sadly neglected by the City of Victoria for the last five years.

Thus, we can discern the old stick and carrot routine that Mr. Fortin uses to beat and cajole recalcitrant Victoria taxpayers into final submission to his will.

‘If you NO nuts even dare to reject my plans, I will disregard the NO vote anyway, raise taxes by betweeen 12% and 16 %, and we will probably have to close the Johnson Street Bridge down in a couple of years also anyway, as my trusted professional MMM-City Hall staff engineers say it may already be too dangerous to use by then, so it is really pointless and futile of you silly NO people to try to reject my new English futuristic modernist bascule bridge building plans because I will do an end run around  your petulant obstructionism anyway.

‘If our little harbour ferry boat friend somehow manages to get himself voted in here, we’ll let Barry ‘Tory Blue” Hobbis sit over there next to the great grey sage of the NO camp, Professor Geoff Young on the right side of the Victoria Council Chamber, and these two nutbar ‘conservationists’ can keep each other company, while I  still enjoy the full sheepish support of a healthy majority of A HALF DOZEN YES LOYALIST COUNCILLORS out of nine Victoria City Councillors in my NDP-Green-Liberal Coalition.

‘Barry can try to keep us honest, eh?’

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell

CHARTER- PROTECTED FREE CANADIAN SPEECH

REFERENDUM-BYELECTION VICTORIA 2010

SPECULATIVE ARTISTIC POLITICAL PUBLIC INTEREST COMMENTARY

 

 

 

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