October 26, 2018

Calgary opposes Nenshi's vanity Olympic project

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

It is an unprecedented time in Olympic history, for the first time in over a century, there very well might not be a single city even bothering to make a bid.

Currently on the roster of potential cities, we have Calgary, Stockholm, and a joint Italy bid. Each and every one of those cities is looking more and more like they will withdraw from the process.

I was at a town hall hosted by Councilor Jeromy Farkas, I did not find a single Calgarian who supported the bid, other than the elite few getting paid to support it. Keep in mind, the CEO of BidCo is getting paid 68% more than the prime minister's base salary – almost $300,000 a year. 

BidCo seems obsessed with the idea of “legacy”. Well, I am too, and what is unacceptable is leaving a disastrous financial legacy for future generations.

The going rate for these games are in the billions, and cost overruns are par for the course. The Olympics will disproportionately hurt the poor.

With that in mind, how dare Nenshi and his band of lefties support this?

On November 13, every fixed-income senior, every student saddled with thousands of student loans, every single father, I predict that they will be scrambling to vote NO to Nenshi’s vanity project.

Their livelihoods depend on it.

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commented 2018-10-29 09:58:11 -0400
Only those who wish to steal taxpayer dollars want this gong show! We’ve already had an Olympics, and we most certainly do not need another one. Let Nenshi fund it out of his own pocket! What a clown he is!
commented 2018-10-29 07:17:01 -0400
The Olympics have turned into a professional level "Sh_t-Show and corruption runs rampant from the top down..

Why anyone in their right mind would want that festering circus in their city is beyond me.
commented 2018-10-29 01:25:23 -0400
It’ll never work. This show will not and can never live within its means. A thorough loss of monies straight down the bobsled chute.
commented 2018-10-28 18:52:35 -0400
Too bad canadians haven’t the balls to SHUT OFF ALL TAXES AND PULL ALL THEIR MONEY FROM THE BANKS!! Just a few days to a week WOULD CRIPPLE EVERY SINGLE GOVERNMENT- BEGINNING WITH MOHAMMAD TRUDEAU’S but canadians have more excuses to do NOTHING while continuing to reward/pay for this abuse, exploitation, theft, lies and debt than they do to want to fix this mess which is only getting worse and worse every second these bastards are in power! it is OUR MONEY WHICH PAYS THEIR SALARIES, PERKS, PENSIONS AND FOR EVERY GOVERNMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, COURT JUDGE, AND FOR CANADA TO KEEP RUNNING ,but they don’t give a rats ass while they stuff their pockets and pensions at an alarming rate and give us the middle finger. Fact of the matter is THEY HAVE NO FEAR OF US- however they should because THEY NEED OUR MONEY AND WITHOUT IT THEY ALL LOSE POWER AND THEIR JOBS!!!!!! GROW UP CANADIANS AND LIKE OUR HEROES OF DECADES PAST, FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY, FREEDOMS, DEMOCRACY , RIGHTS AND LIVES NOW! PUT THE FEAR OF GOD INTO THESE BASTARDS BY SHUTTING OFF THE TAPS AND PULLING ALL YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE BANKS! THAT WILL GIVE THEM THE FEAR THEY DESERVE AND US BACK OUR LIVES AND FREEDOMS!
I won’t hold my breath as canadians simply aren’t smart enough to get it while canada becomes one big borderless,lawless,leaderless third world sewer and soon what is left of we canuks in the gutters while the politicians and all the invaders live the life of gods off all which was ours!
commented 2018-10-28 11:47:06 -0400
TOTAL waste of money.
commented 2018-10-28 08:20:53 -0400
Nenshi, like turdo and a host of other politicians, is the perfect reflection of his shallow, stupid and narcissistic supporters.
commented 2018-10-28 00:16:05 -0400
Just in time for the Calgary city council to enjoy the new pot law! Probably been smoking up a storm in advance of the vote!

If the feds kick in $$$, does that mean a reduction in $$$ for the CBC? Or do the Liberals just keep seeing $1.xx billion a convenient number for all the projects it gives $$$ to as support. One would think that this was “government” funds and not taxpayer $$$ that they feds are supposed to protect.

Didn’t Baby Doc Trudeau’s modest $10 billion a year deficit bloom into $30 to 40 billion – every 18 months? No money for our veterans, but plenty for the Olympics. When was a Games profitable?

BTW, another European nation has ordered the F35B to replace its F16 fleet, a fleet which our idiot PM, Mr. Dumber-Than-A-Rock Trudeau, wants us to buy. That is what happens when you have a leader that never really worked a day in his life, never needed to earn a dollar because of his trust fund, and loves spending before thinking.
commented 2018-10-27 21:30:12 -0400
Andy Niemers, lol, more lol!
commented 2018-10-27 16:03:25 -0400
The Federal slimeballs in Ottawa say they are giving 1.75 Billion to the Olympic bid . However like most Liberal deals there’s a fair amount of sleaze that comes with it. First of all is that Alberta and Calgary have to match that money . Second , even with the Province’s and IOC’s stated contribution there’s still over 2 Billion in costs that have to be covered AND ( that’s a big and ) if there’s no cost overrun , yet every single Olympic Games , Summer and Winter , for the past 19 Games has had cost overruns.
Why would this one be any different ?
commented 2018-10-27 10:06:41 -0400
The fact that the plebicite results are non binding, leads me to believe that Nenshi will just disregard the will of the people. If it wasn’t for SaveCalgary, I wouldn’t know half of what our “elected officials” are up to. Most Calgary council meetings are behind closed doors. And to me, all that secrecy just stinks of corruption. I do think that Nenshi has his people out buttering up various communities ahead of the vote. I noticed when I was in Hidden Valley yesterday, that they have painted some roads lines. Those roads haven’t seen paint since the neighbourhood was new, and that was a long time ago.
commented 2018-10-27 09:02:31 -0400
No one I have talked to in Calgary wants these games. 5.2 billion + overruns for a two week party. Then ongoing maintenance etc. They have also announced the ski jumps built in Calgary for the 88 Olympics have reached their life span and will be torn down.
How much will that cost? Some legacy.
commented 2018-10-27 02:26:25 -0400
Sheldon Eisler: Agree with you 100% plus regarding Iveson and his cohorts in Edmonton. He was Mandel’s yes boy when the downtown arena was shoved down the throats of Edmontonians while both were touting millions of phantom dollars (non-existent) to pay the $650 plus million building costs. We’re still paying for it. Taxpayers bear the brunt of its upkeep while Katz and Co. allow the city 28 days of usage per year but the city cannot hold any functions that generate revenue for the city without paying Katz a share. Iveson and company were moaning lately that city is in the hole financially yet now look at borrowing for their virtue signaling of “how great I am”.
I sincerely hope Calgary votes NO to the winter games. Alberta taxpayers will be hit hard by 3 levels of government – federal, provincial and municipal – and every Albertan must be given an opportunity to vote on this Nenshi legacy project that will affect our bottom line.
commented 2018-10-27 00:07:16 -0400
The dipstick mayor in Edmonton Don Iverson isn’t any better,he’s another left wing dope spending money like there’s no tomorrow,and on top of it as far as I know he made Edmonton a sanctuary city without consulting Edmontonians.This clown is about the same speed as John Tory!!
commented 2018-10-26 23:55:19 -0400
CANADIAN PATRIOT….I fully agree that we need to clean up our Canadian Election Process. (The Toronto and Mississauga Mayoral proved your point)
My question is how will a exit-poll improve anything? Once I exit the polling station and am asked who I voted for, I could lie if I wanted. My response doesn’t mean anything.

We definitely have honesty problems in our system, but nothing like the US. Check out this Voting Station in the State of Georgia. 270 registered voters; 670 voted
commented 2018-10-26 23:43:48 -0400
Oh dear… Doesn’t speak well for the chances of the “Stout Nenshi Statue” ever being built then???
commented 2018-10-26 22:04:22 -0400
Like Trudeau and Notley, Nenshi was re-elected by the same left wing magical number of 39% in Calgary. Canadians need to demand to be able to participate in independently held exit polls during both the provincial election in Alberta, and the Federal election in 2019.
commented 2018-10-26 21:01:58 -0400
Let the mayor of Calgary pay for it out of his own pocket. In fact, let the supporters of the Olympics pay from their own wallets. We’d see their tune change so quickly if that were the case. But as usual, everybody gets taxed for what a few want.
commented 2018-10-26 19:19:03 -0400
I doubt a majority vote of “no” will stop Nenshi from accepting the bin anyway. That man’s ego is larger than most other people’s egos, except for maybe Trudeau and his cabinet.
commented 2018-10-26 19:16:04 -0400
Any politician promoting the Olympics for their hometown should be forced to cover every nickel of over-run (guaranteed to be 10s or 100s of millions at least) from their own pocket…….the Olympics are an exercise in vanity and fraud