Vinnie & Twy

Your Tax Dollars At Work

In bitching, Bullshit Winnipeg, Canadian politics on November 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Many kids (mostly in other parts of the more civilized world) wish for rich parents, then you can join whatever extra-curricular activities might strike your fancy. Yes we often see that on T.V.

Here in Manitoba, we have something called an NDP Government, so what you want to be is an “underpriviledged kid”. Then the Manitoba Government will pay for you to take part in whatever extra-curricuar activities might strike your fancy.
This includes all kinds of super fun and meaningless things funded by all of our extra tax dollars that are kicking around.

In fact, the NDP have recently started giving away my tax dollars to various church type organizations.
How nice of them to notice that thoughtless taxpayers like me have forgotten to donate any of our money to any crazy evangelists.

It was interesting that something called “Power Team” did a presentation at my son’s public school and attempted to lure him and his wee friends to join Church of the Rock by pretending to be a super cool club for smashing things and tearing phone books in half. Church of the Rock by the way, is one of the many churches I have neglected to send funds to. Mostly because of their “Star Trek” themed Easter celebration, but also because they have a store and a regular service called “Rock-O-Rama”. Ridiculous.

How could anyone possibly take them seriously as a religion? That’s crazier than the snake handling group at the Toronto Airport called Catch the Fire. (Incidentally, if you’re interested, these guys offer a workshop on dealing with “demonic oppression” for $1200.00 CDN/ person)

Inner City Racing; this looks like a good one.
This is set up to encourage troubled teens to take part in race car driving. How nice! They take “at-risk” kids to watch car races, show them how to work on these cars, fix them etc. etc. etc.
Don’t even let me get started…
Well, I tried, but it was too hard. I’m totally going there because it sounds like a training course for car thieves to me.

Here’s a question.
How many kids involved in this were later arrested for stealing a car?
Here’s another question.
How many kids who used to steal cars took part in this and stopped stealing cars?
Ooh, how about this question?
How many kids were taken to this program who were not in a gang, but wound up meeting a bunch of gang kids at this place? How many of those were already “at risk” and after attending this program graduated to more serious crime and are now going to jail for a violent offence? At least 1. I can tell you that much.

But, then again, it includes free snacks.

So nice to see that it’s joint NDP-New Agey religion partnership too. Just like the highly anticipated “Youth For Christ” “Centre for Youth Excellence” currently being built at the corner of Main & Higgins. You know, for the huge numbers of bored kids that hang out in and around there holding their skateboards with nowhere to go. God forbid the kids that live anywhere near there use any of the already existing, already paid for, already staffed community centres a stone’s throw away from that corner. You know, like Turtle Island, West Broadway Community Centre or Norquay. The big selling feature of this particular project is that it’s skateboard park! Woo Hoo!

What’s that you say?
What about the fancy skateboard park we built at The Forks? The one that Tony Hawk and Bam Margera called one of the best they’d seen? Well, that’s outside, and “Youth For Christ” will be inside.

Oh wait! Here’s one on Pacific Avenue called The Edge. Oh, and it’s indoor too!

Wait a minute…
This says that The Edge is operated by Youth For Christ.
That’s strange. We seem to already have a religious indoor skate park in the very neighbourhood where we are wasting my tax money to build a new one.

So we already have a “religious right” and now the NDP seem to be working on some kind of “religious left”. Should we be worried?

Or is it all O.K. as long as all the vulnerable street kids have a place to get religion, free pizza and get saved?

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  1. Now ask who the directors are. Who’s pockets for Christ’s Youth’s are being blessed.
    Isn’t Main and Higgins already a skate park. There’s no buildings anymore. Adults thinking they know how kids should play, give them some drug because they are behaving like children, and then brainwash them with propaganda.
    Oh and the car program, there was one in the late seventies run from the detachment in St Boniface by the old city hall. It was run by the police called the Police and Pal program, makes me so fuzzy I want to pee. Very successful, most went on to further crime, or became police thugs, big win all around, get that god entity involved and the audience and crime level just grow exponentially.

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