Sunday, July 20, 2014

Climate hysterics provoke laughter from Australian scientists

Andrew Bolt quizzes a panel of Australian scientists on the validity of climate change statements made by then Aussie PM Julia Gillard and Canuk climate crackpot David Suzuki:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Patrick Moore at the 9th International Conference on Climate Change

Greenpeace founder, Patrick Moore, gave an excellent Keynote Speech at ICCC9 in Vegas this morning.  See the video here (12 - 40 minute marks).

The whole conference is live-streamed here.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Brigitte Gabriel: "... throw political correctness in the garbage where it belongs!"

Frank Gaffney and Brigitte Gabriel respond to questions from a young Muslim woman in the audience of a Heritage Foundation panel on the Benghazi attack:

Predictably the left was 'outraged' on behalf of the Muslim woman and Islam.  Dana Milbank at the WaPo characterized the Heritage panel session as an "assault" that devolved into "...the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering".  Here's Politico's response to Milbank's column.

Gabriel's rant was certainly strongly voiced but it had the benefit of being true.  And the Muslim woman's comments at the end of the video show no hint that she felt intimidated or "assaulted".

[Via sda]

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Justin Trudeau's NEP II - just like dear old dad

Ezra Levant:
... His dad called it the National Energy Program, and claimed it was for national sovereignty reasons, or whatever excuse worked with the media of the day.

It’s 2014, so the excuse now is “the environment.”

Trudeau announced his plans for a carbon tax last year in Calgary — at the Petroleum Club no less. It was a shocking announcement — but not a single other media outlet reported it, except a brief mention on the Globe and Mail’s website.  ...

More from Lorrie Goldstein and Eric Duhaime.  And here's a video of Lorrie Goldstein with Faith Goldy.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Clear as mud

William Watson:
Even people who may not like it ...  seem happy the claim is finally settled.

In Canadian justice, however, “settled” is a relative term....

... Last week’s decision may clarify the guidelines for establishing aboriginal title, and maybe effectively broadens such title, but it’s going to be a long time and legions of lawyers before all such title is clear. And even once it is, there will still be lawyers, just to adjudicate it all.

Obama's (latest) insult to Canada

... sending his smarmy Chicago bag-man to Ottawa as Ambassador:
... [in] a recent Q&A session between Bruce Heyman, the new U.S. Ambassador to Canada, and Frank McKenna ...
... on display that night in Ottawa: President Obama’s contempt for Canada.   ...

Mr. McKenna suggested that if the Canada/U.S. relationship was a marriage, then the U.S. might be happy, but Canada had some problemsMr. Heyman’s response was reminiscent of a bizarro episode of I Love Lucy, with him casting himself as a frustrated but patient Desi trying to talk down his crazy wife ...

Mr. Obama – primarily due to his climate legacy obsessions – is one of the most anti-Canadian presidents in history... in sending to Ottawa a man who appears to mistake smarmy dismissal for diplomacy, has ... made clear how little he thinks about – and of — Canada.
 The Wall Street Journal article by Mary O'Grady.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

David Suzuki's Canada ...

... As expressed in his Canada Day message [plus by my comments]:
... Canada, ... to me meant Tommy Douglas and Medicare, Quebec, the National Film Board and CBC. [Who'd a thunk? But 'Quebec'? What about BC, Manitoba, PEI ...?]

... an inclusive and caring society, where education, public health, social programs and enlightened laws provide numerous opportunities. [Perhaps not realizing that it takes great wealth to afford all these things.]
... Canada is nature. And nature is life. [Well, not quite. Canadians may appreciate nature (from a safe distance in most cases), but Canada is really a nation of  free, wealthy, healthy people who got that way by taming nature, building towns and cities, developing resources, building roads, railways and pipelines, drilling oil wells, fracking,  mining minerals ...]
 But there's always a 'but') ...
... our leaders are rushing to scar the landscape with mines, roads and pipelines to sell our resources as quickly as possible to global markets. From tar sands expansion to fracking, federal and provincial governments are blindly proceeding with little thought about long-term consequences. [And David Suzuki, funded by foreigners (including Vladimir Putin?), is doing everything he can to halt Canadian resource development, the long term consequences of which will be to destroy Canadian jobs and wealth.]

...  [Stephen Harper is evil] ... our prime minister called climate change "perhaps the greatest threat to the future of humanity." Now he says, "No matter what they say, no country is going to take actions that are going to deliberately destroy jobs and growth in their country." [a realistic message recently echoed by India] ...  we can't hope for abundant jobs and a thriving economy on a planet suffering the ever-worsening consequences of global warming. [Except that, to the chagrin (or denial) of alarmists, the evidence all shows that the globe has not warmed in the last two decades] 

Now, the big question ...
What kind of Canada do you want? Do you treasure our spectacular natural landscapes, clean water and air and abundant natural resources? Do you value our commitment to fairness, enlightened social programs, education and public health? Do you believe we should do all we can to protect the things that make this country great?

[That's easy.  Yes to all of the above.  Plus the development of all those "abundant natural resources" so that we can continue to afford all the other good things. We can have it all.  But if we chose not to develop those resources, we'll have less of the other good things, much less.  What will Suzuki's beloved Quebec do without those massive transfers from Alberta, for example?]
Happy Canada Day!