May 16, 2016

Calgary mayor Nenshi wants to spend up to $75,000 EACH on “artistic” “diverse” bike racks

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

Calgary’s unemployment rate, which used to be microscopic, is 8.3%. Last year, for comparison, it was 5.7%.

But it’s party time for Calgary’s left-wing mayor, Naheed Nenshi. He’s jetting around the world to polish his own resume, and the main city business he cares about is stopping Uber from coming to town. Talk about being disconnected from the real lives of regular people.

Now Nenshi is looking to spend tens of thousands of dollars on artistic bike racks. I’m not kidding. I’ll show you the memo. The costs range from $20,000 to $75,000 dollars — per bike rack installation.

So, there aren’t enough unemployed welders from the oil patch just to make actual bike racks? He has to bring in “artistes” to do it? Because, according to the memo, these have to be “diverse” bike racks! Only a racist would be for a $132 dollar bike rack like you can buy pretty easily.

But what do you expect from the elitist mayor who spent $236,000 dollars of taxpayers money hiring artists to pretty up a sewage treatment pump?

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commented 2016-05-17 12:14:43 -0400
Of course it has nothing g to do with the fact he is a gay Muslim man does it? I mean think about it. Nenshi is a fucking filthy PIGGY. Every restaurant has a story or two of hefty nenshi getting out of hand at the table . and talk about poor table manners. Again what a fucking filthy PIGGY.

Hey nenshi have you stopped beating little puppies yet?
commented 2016-05-17 12:07:36 -0400
Cameron robock.
Nenshi isn’t even a top 10 contender for best mayor. The best mayor by the way was King Ralph. Nobody cares about nenshi. All people care about is the vicinity of Calgary to Banff and to Ft Mac.
As a real, old stock Conservative Canadian, I find it hard to believe your anything but a closet dwelling social justice warrior trying to sound like you know what the fuck your saying. But you have epically failed yet again to prove to anyone that anything but a waist of fleash
commented 2016-05-17 00:35:30 -0400
So your idea of making the rebel a better read. Is to try to slander the most popular mayor of calgarys history? The mayor with oil companies begging him for endorsement. Interesting. This article is a total fail. True conservatives have self respect. This article proves the rebel has no respect for real conservatives.
commented 2016-05-16 23:29:13 -0400
PG, just to be clear, the Peace Bridge was Bronco Billy’s public masturbation.
commented 2016-05-16 22:27:08 -0400
Rotimi,
The Alberta electorate chose that the cure to a cold was cancer.
commented 2016-05-16 18:19:19 -0400
UPDATE TO MY LAST COMMENT:
“Even at the federal level, the anything but Harper movement was a really unfortunate movement that unions and the MSM and the opposition parties that I believe made a lot of people vote un-objectively in that last federal election. "

SHOULD HAVE BEEN:

“Even at the federal level, the anything but Harper movement was a really unfortunate movement championed by unions, the MSM and the opposition parties that I believe made a lot of people vote un-objectively in that last federal election. "
commented 2016-05-16 18:15:10 -0400
I don not totally agree with Ezra’s comment that:

“The left is all about power and taking care of themselves and not regular people” 1:24 -1:29

I am not a liberal or a conservative but I find that there are policies I agree with in all the parties (more in some than in others).

I think leaders from both camps (left-wing or right-wing) can easily become insensitive to the plight of their popluace (aka regular people) and become consumed with holding on to power and furthering their own agenda. Look at the example of the progressive conservatives in Alberta, a so called right-wing party that tried to solidify their grip on power by decimating the then official opposition party by luring “Danielle Smith” and her crew to crossover. Still using the same party as an example, Allison Redford’s irresponsible travel expense claims and all the wastage in Alberta health and all the cronyism in the previous PC administration are all examples of people on the right also “taking care of themselves and not regular people”.

It’s unfortunate that we have these left-wing and right-wing boxes which we have put ourselves. I am a believer in dealing with / addressing issues individually and common-sense governance that reflects the wishes of the populace that elected governments into power.

I believe that approaching politics by focusing on issues rather than ideologically (conservatism, liberalism) would be more productive and would increase the likelihood of the populace being able to elect officials that truly represent their concerns. I know that the ideologies are formed based on a peoples’ stance on a group of issues, but when it comes to time for an election, I think that some people may actually not truly know where political parties stand on issues (for example the current bill 10 and bill 6 issues). I don’t think that those were issues the electorate was properly presented with in the last provincial election that brought the NDP into power. If politics could be more about issues, perhaps more farmers might have been able to forsee what the New Democrats would try to force down their throats with a bill like C6 and maybe more farmers would have voted for a party like the wildrose which I think is more sympathetic towards their plight.

Even at the federal level, the anything but Harper movement was a really unfortunate movement that unions and the MSM and the opposition parties that I believe made a lot of people vote un-objectively in that last federal election.

I believe balance is the key to successful governance. A strong and effective opposition to hold those in power to account so that they don’t get complacent like the previous PC government in Alberta that ruled for 4 decades.

Anyways, this is my two cents.
commented 2016-05-16 16:53:25 -0400
Who are the people who vote for purple leftards,
Between what streets and avenues do these dumass voters live
commented 2016-05-16 16:05:07 -0400
I don’t know how the Calgary municipal government works but where I live, I think major expenditures like this need to be approved by city council. If you’re going to cast blame, be sure to cast it at the city councillors that okayed this expense too.

Also, if the money hasn’t actually been spent, it might be worth your while to go to the next city council meeting or two and raise a ruckus about this, preferably with the media in attendance. If a few hundred people show up and politely but firmly demand an explanation and a change to this spending program, you might very well stop it in its tracks. Politicians always hate complaints, especially in front of the media.
commented 2016-05-16 14:36:09 -0400
NDP Sucks you forgot that Jack would take the limo to that rub n tug he got busted in.
Spendshi throws awesome hissy fits. Funny to watch! Hoping he’ll be gone in the next election!!
commented 2016-05-16 14:19:07 -0400
I never voted for his highness, nor would I ever. We had better get rid of him this election, or we might as well move away.
commented 2016-05-16 14:13:25 -0400
Jack Layton used to ride a bike. In Toronto he would roll up to a photo op on his two wheels and a big eco smile on his mug trying to teach the masses about personal responsibility and the environment. After his climate change lesson to the troops he would hop on his bike and head back 200 yards to the waiting chauffeur driven limousine and throw that two wheeler in the trunk. Smilin Jack knew how to lead by example. Nenshi on the other hand looks like a guy that has to eat something every ten minutes or he will throw a hissy fit. Where the hell did they put my donuts!
commented 2016-05-16 14:13:19 -0400
When it comes right down to it, it’s still a case of “People tend to get the governments they deserve.”
We keep voting for the people promising free stuff, instead of promising to get out of our way, and keep voting for these greenie hypocrites who use all the benefits of the very industry they make a living demonizing.
We deserve exactly what we get cause, compared to most of the rest of us?
Nenshi just has more ambition.
commented 2016-05-16 14:12:44 -0400
Up to $75k for bike stands. $236k to pretty up the sewage plant. Hey don’t for the $850k big blue ring. Oh it’s “artistic”. Ugly Peace Bridge which was designed by some guy in France. The list doesn’t stop for the High Price of Purple. Fucking jerk off!
commented 2016-05-16 13:24:43 -0400
I am sick of the bike lanes on some major thoroughfares. How much more is Nenshi going to penalize motorists who don’t use bicycles? When is he going to ban motor vehicles from entering the city of Calgary?
commented 2016-05-16 13:03:51 -0400
It’s just lame camouflage of Agenda 21 initiatives to restrict mobility – how long till he bans personal motorized vehicular traffic in the Down town core? The bike racks are the start, followed by expanded bike lanes.
commented 2016-05-16 13:03:51 -0400
It’s just lame camouflage of Agenda 21 initiatives to restrict mobility – how long till he bans personal motorized vehicular traffic in the Down town core? The bike racks are the start, followed by expanded bike lanes.
commented 2016-05-16 13:03:51 -0400
It’s just lame camouflage of Agenda 21 initiatives to restrict mobility – how long till he bans personal motorized vehicular traffic in the Down town core? The bike racks are the start, followed by expanded bike lanes.
commented 2016-05-16 12:56:23 -0400
Outrageous! Even in “good” times, this would be fucking ridiculous. Why are our political leaders at all levels so out of control and so out of touch with reality?