Sunday, November 29, 2009

An excellent outfit to wear to the grey cup today.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

New Rider Song

China joins Canada on the environmental high ground

I seem to recall that the environmentalists panned the Canadian government for so much as daring to suggest that intensity targets might be a step in the goal of reducing "greenhouse gases".

Huh. I guess that now that China has reopened this avenue for discussion. After all, if the largest emitter of those very same gases can promise intensity targets instead of real reductions, then I guess that means everybody should be allowed to do the same. Especially when China is heavily investing in emitting industries outside of their borders.


Or maybe not.

Seriously, did these people completely miss the part where last weekend the Climate Research Unit`s computers were hacked, leading to the release of thousands of emails and bytes of data which contradict this position? Actually, I suppose given the amount of main stream coverage, I'm not surprised that they missed it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

RE: Define Failure

Honestly… Why do I have to hear every news break that Mr. Lingenfelter thinks he needs 2 more weeks (8 more Legislature days) when it’s not even important enough to be a news story on their website?

Further to that… Why, when “Link” has known for months already that potash revenues are off, and when the government really didn’t make any change to their budget measures for the year, does he need another 2 weeks to “study” it.

Perhaps Link should propose what HE thinks is a solution. Is it that the Wall gov’t spent too much? If so, then where would he like cuts? Should we have forgone federal stimulus matching dollars when every other jurisdiction in North America was getting on the band wagon just to avoid spending? Maybe we should cut the number of nurses and lay off all the nice Fillipinos that we imported. Perhaps we should delay the retention tax cuts, or cut funding to universities.

Long story short, Link is more likely to waste the extra time hammering away at the gov’t and offering no real alternatives. Why should he get the extra time? Maybe he wants his mud to stick before the economy recovers early next year and the final results for fiscal 09/10 come in better than what they look like now.