Dalton McGuinty, Jim Flaherty and Stephen Harper (via video) at Hazel McCallion’s $350.00-a-ticket 90th Birthday Bash

February 17th, 2011  

Today’s blog is dedicated to Stephen Wahl.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH reports from Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party.

This is the third Blog in Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party”. For those interested, check out our first blog, “Video: Hazel McCallion’s swanky $350.00 per ticket 90th Birthday Bash sees Sheridan Campus named after her” and also the blog, “Couldn’t afford the $350.00 ticket for Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash? Here’s what you missed!”

Hazel McCallion enters her 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party.

Today, for the record, here’s our third Hazel McCallion 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party” video —complete with transcript.

Note, I took video footage of the Mayor’s gala and edited it to the Mark Knopfler song, “Don’t Crash the Ambulance” and created something of a music video.

As for the video transcript, what follows is a mix of Mark Knopfler’s lyrics merged with MYTHissauga speeches and my own commentary during Hazel McCallion’s February 12th $350.00 a ticket 90th Birthday Bash.

Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Bash. MISSISSAUGAWATCH pays $350 for a ticket –and WOW! (4:18 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]
Lyrics, “Don’t Crash the Ambulance” by Mark Knopfler

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting from parking lot prior to Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

It is Saturday, February 12th, 2011 and I’m parked here in a very primo spot at the Mississauga Convention Centre. It is 5:34 pm and the reception for Hazel McCallion’s 90th birthday begins in roughly half an hour.

Now just to be clear, tickets for this particular event are $350.00 each. And yes, I’ve actually spent $350.00 to be in there tonight. And I just want go onto the record as to why.

Don’t often open up this floor
Since I handed in my gun
What all these keys are for
Now my tour of duty’s done
You got to know the switches
Now you got your turn
Watch and learn, junior
Watch and learn

Jim Murray, Jim Murray, senior vice-president J. J. Barnicke's Mississauga Office, organizer of Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party.

Jim Murray, senior vice-president J. J. Barnicke’s Mississauga Office (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

—can bring to our city centre. The construction, opening and on-going use of the Mississauga Sheridan Campus will bring the type of enthusiasm, energy

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

He fails to mention that Hazel McCallion really wanted a hotel and convention centre there.

Now you will get your
Trouble spots
Here’s one from
Down voodoo way
Bragged he had me
By the you-know-whats
Very funny, you don’t say

Sometimes you got to
Put a shoulder to the door
Not so fast, junior
Listen to your pa
Here, son
I’m handing over to you
Don’t crash the ambulance
Whatever you do

What we have here’s
A dung hole place
Thought it was fly shit
On the map

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party.

Fancy dress
Medals chest
It’s all in here
For all the gigs
Gas mask
Bullet-proof vest
All the usual rigs

Jim Flaherty, Conservative, Finance Minister (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

—sends you his greetings and he has done so by video. So here is the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper.

There’ll be things they missed
They didn’t mention
You’ve even
Got a whistle in there
For attracting attention

Prime Minister Stephen Harper gives video greetings at Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party.

Stephen Harper, Conservative, Prime Minister (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, you’re gathered not just for a birthday party.

Dalton McGuinty, Liberal, Premier (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (while videotaping Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

Here’s why I’m not voting Liberal next time.

Dalton McGuinty, Liberal, Premier (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

I just want to say a few words on this very auspicious occasion.

Dalton McGuinty speaks at Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party.

We don’t forget
Who put us here, jack
That’s page one

—and I figure if I say nice things to Hazel McCallion on her 90th birthday, she’ll say nice things about me on my 90th birthday.

We talk soft
But carry a big stick
And pack the biggest gun
We don’t like accidents
Major or minor
You don’t want yourself
An incident

Don’t ever invade China
Here, son
I’m handing over to you
Don’t crash the ambulance
Here, son
I’m handing over to you
Don’t crash the ambulance
Whatever you do

Hazel McCallion's 90th Birthday $350.00-a-ticket Party. Mayor McCallion blows out candles.

[CROSS DISSOLVE. LOGO]
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

The image I used in the first  Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party” blog is worth repeating….

MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL (AMO, OMERS, MYTHissauga Inc) ---morally beyond redemption

…the system is CORRUPT and this is why there is youth violence this is why there are guns on the street and drugs in the hands of children the youth are fighting with the system because it is CORRUPT there is no way to fix it because the people higher up are sitting nice in their big leather chairs, driving their nice cars, living their perfect life when some people in this world have to work hard to get by and even by doing so they get nothing, and after they realize how hard they have to work to get by they break down and no longer want to live life being part of the system because they realize that living life by the rules of the system gets you no where because it is CORRUPT!

–email from youth (age 19)

as is this image of our second Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday Party that’s “not a party” blog…

ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES: A MAJOR (unexplored) ROOT OF YOUTH VIOLENCE
Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
–George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3

And I only wish to add.

"Well I appreciate your interest in what I have to say and the rest of Council, I do have to say that what goes on in Peel stays in Peel." —Caledon Councillor Doug Beffort (Caledon Council December 12, 2007 Bill 130 Closed Meeting presentation)"

“Well I appreciate your interest in what I have to say and the rest of Council, I do have to say that what goes on in Peel stays in Peel.”

—Caledon Councillor, Doug Beffort (Caledon Council December 12, 2007 Bill 130 Closed Meeting presentation)

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