It pleases me greatly that it's not just me and a few other BCers who can see that the 2010 Olimpdicks are going to be a giant castrophuck.
I've been saying since Vancouver "won" the fucking bid, that this was going to lose a crappile of money, most of it the taxpayers'. I was not wrong, not even close. Here's the bit I wasn't expecting: cancelling 24,000 surgeries, laying off 233 government employees, 800 teachers and recommending the closure of 14 schools. ASSHOLES.
I think it's the surgeries that make me the maddest, though the 233 employees are pretty infuriating too. I know a lot of people waiting for surgeries - I work with old people - and they are suffering. Hard. The husband of one of my friends is dying in pain because his surgery was cancelled so many times he's now not able to get the surgery because he's too far gone. It's unconscionable.
I really don't give a rat's ass who is best in the world at shooting while skiing, or who can slide down a chute faster than anyone else. Why in hell would we want to spend $9 on this, never mind $9,000,000,000? I hope Gordon Campbell suffers for this, somehow, somewhere, I hope he suffers. Not very Christian of me, is it? I'm just so angry, I'm having a hard time letting go of my fury and doing something constructive with it.