Friday, June 22, 2007

If You're Not Busy...

Given the strenuous workload intergovernmental affairs has been for Rona Ambrose, maybe she should consider this.

I hate to beat a dead horse, but sometimes the posts just write themselves.



  • Maybe Pettigrew would be interested. I'm not sure what Robillard is up to these days. Or perhaps Dion (whose citizenships certainly qualify him) could spend the time contemplating global warming of the Mars surface.

    By Blogger Paul, at 11:03 a.m.  

  • Rona Ambrose for Prime Minister!

    She’s prettier than harper. She’s smarter than mckay. She lies less than baird. She’s younger than oconner.

    Why shouldn’t she be conservative leader? She can do it if Stockwell Day can too!

    Ohhh! Send harper to Mars. The barren landscape suits him well. And, send his stylist too.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 11:30 a.m.  

  • While Ambrose speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and French, she unfortunately doesn't speak Russian, though I imagine with four other languages under her belt she could pick it up pretty quickly.

    She could even start a little Randian reading circle on the spaceship! I imagine it'd be a big hit: after a few hundred days of isolation, I'd be reading cereal boxes. (In both official languages.)

    By Blogger saphorr, at 11:31 a.m.  

  • Who cares if she speaks Russian? As long as she's a Harper cabinet minister it's not like anyone will find out if she can speak at all.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 1:15 p.m.  

  • Calgary Rant:

    By Blogger ELECTRA, at 1:28 p.m.  

  • Dion claims that the Environment is his Number One issue, and that Kyoto is its god. But in a scrum today, he had no idea what Bill C-288 was about, thinking it had to do with Canada's important mission in Afghanistan.

    He doesn't have to go to Mars in a simulator. I think he might already be in outer space.

    By Blogger Paul, at 6:40 p.m.  

  • Shit - with the amount we've heard from her, I thought she was on Mars already!

    By Blogger Glen, at 12:27 a.m.  

  • Did you guys catch the documentary on CBC, “The Denial Machine”?

    Isn’t it shocking how the big polluters are funding the denial industry? Isn’t it really amazing how many people are working gratis for the big polluters?

    By Blogger JimTan, at 1:12 a.m.  

  • "The Denial Machine" was even worse than I expected it to be. Basically, they made two arguments:

    1) Cigarettes cause cancer, therefore humans cause global warming.
    2) Any research with any connection to oil companies should be ignored.

    Of course, by that standard, any research with connections to environmental groups or government should be ignored, too. Or maybe we could all agree to refrain from ad hominem fallacies and examine the arguments on their own merits.

    (Hey, I can dream...)

    By Blogger The Invisible Hand, at 10:33 a.m.  

  • invisible said

    "Or maybe we could all agree to refrain from ad hominem fallacies and examine the arguments on their own merits."

    Oh! If only said research could pass peer review like the massive IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) project.

    In fact, it wouldn't be so bad if said deniers were still active in research.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 2:20 a.m.  

  • Just to help those who didn't watch the show, here's a comment from George Monbiot in the Guardian. Note that he wrote this in 2004.

    "Like every impending disaster (think of the rise of Hitler or the fall of Rome), this one has generated a voluble industry of denial. Few people are now foolish enough to claim that man-made climate change isn't happening at all, but the few are still granted plenty of scope to make idiots of themselves in public. Last month they were joined by the former environmentalist David Bellamy.

    Writing in the Daily Mail, Bellamy asserted that "the link between the burning of fossil fuels and global warming is a myth". Like almost all the climate change deniers, he based his claim on a petition produced in 1998 by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine and "signed by over 18,000 scientists". Had Bellamy studied the signatories, he would have discovered that the "scientists" included Ginger Spice and the cast of MASH. The Oregon Institute is run by a fundamentalist Christian called Arthur Robinson. Its petition was attached to what purported to be a scientific paper, printed in the font and format of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, the paper had not been peer-reviewed or published in any scientific journal. Anyone could sign the petition, and anyone did: only a handful of the signatories are experts in climatology, and quite a few of them appear to have believed that they were signing a genuine paper. And yet, six years later, this petition is still being wheeled out to suggest that climatologists say global warming isn't happening. "

    All this stuff is readily available on the internet. Go figure why deniers still thrive.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 2:34 a.m.  

  • It can't truly work, I believe like this.

    By Anonymous экскурсии в барселоне, at 6:24 a.m.  

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