Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Dalai Lama and other prominent nitwits

G&M (also FinPost):

The Dalai Lama and eight other Nobel Prize laureates want President Barack Obama to block TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline from the oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries.
In addition to the Dalai Lama, it was signed by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Irish peace campaigners Mairead Maguire and Betty Williams, Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi and American anti-landmine campaigner Jody Williams.
The Nobel laureates reminded Mr. Obama that he campaigned on a pledge to fight climate change, and argued that blocking the Keystone XL pipeline would represent solid action on that front. ...
Ezra, please send these ridiculous clowns copies of your best-selling book.

The Dalai Lama's on a roll.  That's the second time this week he's stirred up trouble for Canada:
The Dalai Lama will join controversial Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan in Montreal on Wednesday for a conference on world religions and peace in the aftermath of 9/11.
... critics charge that the Dalai Lama is being duped into promoting Islamic fundamentalism. ...
It's time to revoke the little dweeb's visitor visa.

Update  from yesterday's Byline and BlazingCatFur (I'm a day behind in my Sun TV dvr's):

7 comments:

RJ65 said...

I have always had a lot of respect for the Dalai Lama and am very disapointed that he would enter into a political issue. As for Tutu, he never met a microphone he did not like and there is no surprise here for him or any of the other signatories.

Martin said...

Most of these celebs are so yesterday, they would sign anything to see their names up front again.

Sean M said...

With the American economy in the tank and with no light on the horizon, I really can't see, uhhhhhhhhh, Obummer stopping the pipeline, further damaging an already anemic economy. The screeching and demonizing of Canada from unicorn riding celebrities and activists might make for good "copy" on the nightly "newscasts", but their socialist and chief uhhhhhhhh, Obummer isn't going to stop the pipeline. Unless of course the golfer and chief is a bigger moron then most people already suspect that he is.

Pissedoff said...

Stop it and send it across Canada build refineries and keep the jobs here.

Alain said...

Having a profound knowdege of Buddhism and Buddhist teachings does not make the Dalai Lama, or anyone else, an expert on all matters. The Dalai Lama has also bought in the man-made global warming scam.

Powell Lucas said...

It just goes to proove that knitwits are not all from one level of society.

JR said...

Yes, no doubt they all watched fellow Nobel Laureate Al Gore's award winning movie multiple times just to be sure they understood how climate works.

I like POd's backup plan. Piping the oil to eastern Canada would get them off Saudi oil.