Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Canadian Honesty

I'd like to thank Truepeers for eliciting greater interest on my part to our neighbor to the north. In fact, if it's not illegal for foreigners to contribute, I'd like to send a little money to Stephen Harper's next campaign.

Any politician who had the cojones to describe Kyoto as a "socialist scheme" deserves support - unless he falters.

"Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations."

True in '02, true today - and it will be true tomorrow.

Perhaps Harper might be engaged to give lessons to gutless Republican senators?


Barry Dauphin said...

He might be the first (and only) politician to say it out loud.

Barry Dauphin said...


I just went to climate Audit. I think the site has been pirated. Something else is there in its stead.

Coisty said...

Unfortunately it could cost Harper the next election.

The Kyoto extremists (those who favour it) were losing the argument a couple of years ago and were clearly on the backfoot. Suddenly in the past couple of months they've come back with a vengeance. Some polls in Canada are saying it's the biggest issue. I'm sceptical of said polls but given the full scale media onslaught of recent months it wouldn't be all that surprising if true. Not a day passes without front page reports of some quasi-government study in some part of the world predicting the apocalypse.

The only good news for Harper is that all the other national party leaders are making the environment their number one issue and may split the enviro-wacko vote. The Tories could conceivably win a majority government with as little as a high thirties vote percentage.

terrye said...

One would think that after the Food for Oil scandal it would dawn on people that letting the UN handle money would be a bad idea whatever the issue is.

I just don't get all this. Exactly what is it these people hope to accomplish? Do they want us all back in the 19th century? I know they have no desire to be there themselves.

Rick Ballard said...

"Exactly what is it these people hope to accomplish?"

Leveler's aims never change. Cripple the productive in order to produce an "equitable" outcome for all.

truepeers said...

I'm glad you find us of inetrest, Rick,

If you're serious about donating to Harper I'll look up the rules or provide you a front. Thing is, that Kyoto remark is a few years old and he is trying his hardest to look green right now, not to lose the next election. There are only so many votes in Alberta. But I don't think he will do anything too crazy.