BREAKING: Mayor Karl Buhr’s Pants Are Indeed On Fire
Lions Bay Mayor Karl Buhr told a big porky pie in a council meeting last month, claiming that his 14-year-old son’s friend dropped dead after inhaling “vape juice” laced with Fentanyl.
“Unfortunately, I reported an incorrect rumour”,
You had one job, Karl. Get your facts right.
I guess that’s all it is: a very “unfortunate” mistake.
Although, you’d think that the tragic loss of his 14 year old son’s friend would be more than just a rumour.
Although the Mayor has since publicly apologized, there really isn’t room for errors or assumptions such as this.
Had this been sincere – and actually contained factual details of such events – it would have really struck a chord hitting very close to home.
Perhaps this Mayor just wanted to stir the pot and point fingers at an easy target.
“Let me just tell you a sad story”,
he said, closer to the end of the meeting.
“My daughter is, as you know, 15. My son is 14. The kid who played on his soccer team and baseball team last year, his best friend, died yesterday after taking one hit from a vape that had fentanyl in it. Bought the ‘juice’, they call it, from a dealer at Rockridge. One hit, fell down dead in front of his friends.”
The icing on the cake – as you can hear in the recording above – was that Buhr referred to the victim as a “nice kid except he’s dead now”, continuing to say the story was “a bit of a wake-up call.”
According to the BC Coroners Service, 1,422 people across the province died from illicit drug overdoses in the last year, so you’d think Karl would be a bit more careful with his stories, and it appears he’s learned that.
“You’d think even an amateur, small-town politician would know better than to repeat hearsay, because upon further enquiry, I find that nothing happened at Rockridge, there was never laced vape juice, and what likely did happen was elsewhere and for other causes”
The phrase “elsewhere and for other causes” is a fancy way of saying “something entirely different in an entirely different place”, Karl.
You just made it up, champ.
It’s never easy to read and report on the garbage that circulates the media on a daily basis, but what’s worse is when people spew out heartbreaking anectodes without any factual backing. Vaping is saving lives all over the world, in the millions, yet there is still such a long way to go before they are truly recognized and praised, instead of being vilified by scared politicians and uninformed know-it-alls.
The lesson here: Loose Lips Sink Ships.
Facts, not gossip.
Or as I was taught, listen first, then respond only when you know what you’re talking about. People deserve the truth and nothing but the truth.