Dion, One of the World’s Top Green Politicians?

More proof that the green movement is more about public relations than action:

OTTAWA (CP) – Stephane Dion has been named one of the world’s top green politicians by a Seattle-based, online environmental magazine.

At No. 10, the federal Liberal leader is the only Canadian among Grist magazine’s list of 15 politicians who impact environmental policy.

Dubbed by the magazine as “Canada’s other Dion,” the Liberal leader is cited for proposing tax credits for energy efficiency and his pledge to fight for the goals of the Kyoto treaty on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

The magazine also notes that Dion named his dog “Kyoto.”

Funny, there was no mention of Dion’s actions (inaction is more accurate) on the “climate crisis” during his tenure as a senior cabinet minister in the previous Liberal government(s).

Also, the above Canoe article doesn’t actually mention the name of the “Seattle-based, online environmental magazine” and I can’t seem to find any mention of this anywhere else on the net. Anyone have a link?

Dear National Defence

As passed along via email.  How genuine I do not know, but it gets the point across.

A lady libertarian wrote a lot of letters to the government, complaining
about the treatment of a captive insurgents (terrorists) being held in
Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities. She received back
the following reply:

National Defence Headquarters
MGen George R. Pearkes Bldg, 15 NT
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2 Canada

Dear Concerned Citizen,

Thank you for your recent letter expressing your profound concern of
treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured by Canadian
Forces who were subsequently transferred to the Afghanistan Government
and are currently being held by Afghan officials in Afghanistan
National Correctional System facilities.

Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinions were
heard loud and clear here in Ottawa. You will be pleased to learn,
thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself; we are creating a new
department here at the Department of National Defense, to be called
“Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers” program, or L.A.R.K. for
short.

In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided
to divert one terrorist and place him in your personal care. Your
personal detainee has been selected and is scheduled for transportation
under heavily armed guard to your residence in Toronto next Monday. Ali
Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared
for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint.
It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant caretakers. We
will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for
Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommend in your
letter.

Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your
sensitivity to what you described as his “attitudinal problem” will
help him overcome these character flaws. Perhaps you are correct in
describing these problems as mere cultural differences. We understand
that you plan to offer counseling and home schooling.

Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat
and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail
clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills
at your next yoga group. He is also expert at making a wide variety of
explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to
keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend
him.

Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters (except
sexually) since he views females as a subhuman form of property. This
is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to
show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress
code that he will recommend as more appropriate attire. I’m sure you
will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over time. Just remember that
it is all part of “respecting his culture and religious beliefs” as
described in your letter.

Thanks again for your concern. We truly appreciate it when folks like
you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job and care for our
fellow man. You take good care of Ahmed and remember, we’ll be
watching.

Good luck and God bless you.
Cordially,

Gordon O’Connor
Minister of National Defense

Stephane Dion: Lost In Translation

Stephane Dion likes to talk so much about how the Liberals have done to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, as this new video is showing, the literal and spiritual successor to Paul Martin loves to put on a good show for the international community. That’s all it was though is a show, since the government of Stephen Harper now has to literally clean up the environmental mess that the Liberals left behind!

Another entry to our list of rights

Cherniak does gay pride:

Unfortunately, I also watched a large group of mostly old, naked men walk by. Even I have my limits and, frankly, I don’t think many people at the parade felt much differently. The amazing thing is that even though most of us tried to avert our eyes, nobody questioned the right of these men to spend their afternoon displaying their bad taste and painful piercings in public. As much as I don’t get it, there is something very positive about everybody just letting others be.

Public nudity in gay pride parades is now a right. The process has been initiated: Soon it will be a “fundamental human right.” And then the Supreme Court will affirm it in light of how old publicly-naked men are a traditionally-disadvantaged group. A UN committee will issue a report on Canada’s lack of commitment to protecting the rights of naked gay men. The Liberal Party will darkly warn that Stephen Harper has a secret agenda to curtail the flashing rights of old gay men. Mike Duffy will broadcast in the buff in solidarity with the oppressed members of our society.

And the circle will be complete. We’re lucky to live in the most tolerant country in the world.

Who knew? Speeding Infers Compensating for Small Penis Size …

… But who’s to say it doesn’t actually infer a braggart with a per square inch generous endowment? Seems like a perfectly sensible question.

It’s pretty sad when the only way left to morally shame men into not speeding is to tell them it means they are lacking in the manhood department.  And not manly virtue or anything likely to elevate human dignity, just penis size.

Does anyone actually think such an ad will work? The marketing behind this must figure Australian men will be convicted to feel utter shame everytime their foot gets too heavy because some stupid ad says, “Oh, now you’re just compensating for your small penis.”

And what about the speeding ladies? why only male drivers? Surely the ladies speed too! Maybe their ad will infer that girls who speed are only nerdy fat chicks compensating for too much junk in the trunk.