Monday, February 26, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen,,, I give you... THE PRETENDERS! | Flaws found in Tory climate-change draft plan

It seems all the talk about how the Tories are really serious about curbing climate change is just alot of hot air!

Best parts from the article:

Matthew Bramley of The Pembina Institute was one of the environmentalists hired by the Globe to look at the plan. He said the documents appear to show positive figures because they significantly underestimate future oilsands development.

The institute has tracked project announcements by oilsands companies and Bramley told the Globe that the plan underestimates the future growth of that sector.

The plan outlines an oilsands emission intensity reduction of 40 per cent by 2020.

Intensity targets are different than emission targets and do not necessarily reduce overall pollutants.

For example, an oil company that met intensity targets would have to reduce emissions coming from each barrel produced but the company could still produce an unlimited amount of oil -- meaning overall emissions would still go up.

And this:

He also said that the documents appear to acknowledge the increase.

"The Conservatives clearly want to show their proposal is better than that of the previous Liberal government," Bramley told the Globe. "But their proposal could actually be weaker."

A better plan?

The draft plan is clearly designed to show an improvement over the 2005 Liberal plan -- of which it shares many similarities.

Under the Conservative plan, the rules for industry would take effect in 2010 -- two years later than the Liberals had intended. However, the Tories have set reduction targets for each industrial sector much deeper.

Nice work folks. When you wanna trash the previous government's efforts on a file, its usually a good idea to ACTUALLY DO THINGS BETTER YOURSELVES.


Friday, February 16, 2007

Fire this man and send him to the next CPC nomination meeting Hillier decries military's 'decade of darkness'

I am sorry, but this is just too much!

The military is not to be politicized. Period. If Hillier wants to be a shill for the CPC he needs to resign his commission, join the party, and run in the upcoming election.

There are many ways in which this message can be said without taking political potshots.

Funny, the US Generals have figured out how to do this: Retire, then go on Fox, CNN, or NBC and then lambaste the political leadership.

Shame on you sir.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

The drum-beat begins! Tories prepped for March campaign

Hey Mr. Harper! You can now not say it's the Liberals who pushed you into an election you don't want.


Monday, February 12, 2007

Al Gore: Oh no I didn't!

Al Gore to Stephen Harper "don't make me come up there and kick your ass."

"And furthermore, I wasn't praising your climate busting conservatism... Biatch!"

Don't mess with Al Gore, he invented the internets.


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

They get Khan and Emerson, we get GARTH!

We get Garth!

Independent and former Tory MP Garth Turner, is apparently making an announcement today at 5pm that he will be joining Stephane Dion's Liberal caucus.

This is good for a couple of reasons:

-He's blogtastic
-He is outspoken and will be a harsh critic of Stephen Harper, and it is possible his comments may carry more weight, as a former CPC member.
-We need all the help we can get.
-He deflates the supposedly big news day for Big Steve.

Bad for one reason:

-Takes a lot of wind out of the sails of any Emerson/Khan arguments that "you were elected as a Liberal/Conservative".
So, until I hear otherwise from the learned readers, I will say this is a good thing for the Liberal Party.


Monday, February 05, 2007

Tory MPs... Will you walk the line?

Liberal leader Stephane Dion tabled a motion in the House of Commons on February 1 that will culminate in a vote tonight. The motion is only mildly politically crafty, but it will ask MPs to declare support for or against Canada's implementation of the Kyoto Accord. Daring the Tories to do something "credible" on the environment file.

It will be interesting to see if any Tories break ranks, I doubt they will. So I fully expect Stephen Harper will be comfortably singing... "Because you're mine, YOU walk the line...


Friday, February 02, 2007

BIG Silent Scandal!

every Canadian with any shred of morals should read what Warren Kinsella wrote....

We should be aware of this, and our media are sleeping!

Wake up,