Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dion shifts around his "Green Shift"

Bumbledore: Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Bumbledore: It’s Stephane Dion.

Stephane Dion? Bumbledore?!! What are you doing here?

Bumbledore: “I will have deliverables. You will you open your door, I’m doing door to door. You ask me why I would vote Liberal”.


Bumbledore: I will ask you: are you thinking to retrofit your house, to change your house, to buy a cottage, to buy a new car, to change your appliances or your furnace or your acclimatization? Very likely you will say yes to something. Then I say, 'perfect, I will give you a very good labelling. You will know which product will save you money over the years because it will be energy efficient and your electricity bill will go down. But this product is likely to be more costly at the beginning. So I will help you to offset the cost with a tax rebate. Vote for me.”

What the…? Buy a cottage?! I can’t afford a cottage, I can’t afford a new furnace, I can barely pay my high taxes…What do you mean, eventually I’ll say yes to something?? What kind of door-to-door scam are you pulling...what kind labelling are you giving me? I'm not voting for you, your green shit sucks.

Bumbledore: And on health care, I think is very important is what they have in the U.K. It is a kind of national health library, where on the internet you have self-care much more than today. This is key to me. And these things are not done because we are only focusing on one issue: private and public in the healthcare system. It’s a mistake that we are doing in Canada. I will not do this mistake.”

You want us to practise "self-care" on the internet?!?…What the flick are you talking about?…this is your Liberal’s solution to your own disastrous mistake of forcing a single-tier health care monopoly on Canadians?? Get the hell off my porch.

Sadly, the above comedic quotes of Stephane Dion are not , as they might sound, policy jokes made at the Just for Laughs festival – this is actually what Dion, when he was a Liberal leadership hopeful, said in a CBC interview with Evan Soloman. (See:

Hard to believe a CBCer like Solomon could even keep a straight face when dealing with Dion. Read this CBC interview in its entirety (if you have the stomach for it): there are so many Dionistic half-baked chestnuts, you can only shake your head at Bumbledore's aspirations being taken seriously by anyone at all.

[For example, there's another classic Dion quote about Canada's Afghanistan mission: "Well, if we are unable to help the people of Afghanistan, we need to come to the conclusion that we may help other people elsewhere in the world." Really? And then what, Stephane - you'll come to the same wimpy conclusion there too, won't you, and leave those people in the lurch as well. This is a fine Liberal legacy: the cut and run ploy. When the going gets tough, the Liberals get going!]

Now, we are hearing Dion is avoiding meeting with Prime Minister Harper to actually discuss the calling of an election – an election which Stephane Dion has been bluffing and blustering about himself since the day he was elected Liberal chief. Now Dion runs away, again, when he has another chance to put up or shut up.

Also, now Bumbledore Dion’s Liberals want to change the message of their pilfered-name "Green Shift" scam! Obviously, now, even some Liberals themselves realize the bullshit of their own half-baked scheme.

Why is Dion changing his tune? Is it because he can no longer pull off the charade that 'global warming is caused by man' - thereby rendering his carbon-emissions thesis the crock that it is?

Did Dion read David Evans' article "Why I recanted", (National Post, Aug.30, 2008), that

"There is no evidence to support the idea that carbon emissions cause significant global warming. None."


"So far that debate has just consisted of a simple sleight of hand: show evidence of global warming, and while the audience is stunned at the implications, simply assert that it is due to carbon emissions.

In the minds of the audience, the evidence that global warming has occurred becomes conflated with the alleged cause, and the audience hasn't noticed that the cause was merely asserted, not proved.

If there really was any evidence that carbon emissions caused global warming, don't you think we would have heard all about it ad nauseam by now?

The world has spent $50-billion on global warming since 1990, and we have not found any actual evidence that carbon emissions cause global warming. Evidence consists of observations made by someone at some time that supports the idea that carbon emissions cause global warming. Computer models and theoretical calculations are not evidence, they are just theory."

Do Liberals, federally and provincially, still believe in Al Gore's baseless anthropogenic-climate-change bullshit? Has St. Catharines, Ontario Liberal MPP Jim Bradley, who, based on unclear assumptions, badgered Ontario to ratify Kyoto, read Evans' article?

The St. Catharines Standard wrote (July 29, 2008):

Only one week before they expect to be plunged into a federal election campaign, some Liberal MPs are still hoping to make "adjustments" to the centrepiece of their party's platform: the risky proposal to impose a carbon tax.

They want Liberal Leader Stephane Dion to massage the so-called green shift to make it more palatable to farmers, truckers, rural residents and others who stand to be hardest hit by a tax on fossil fuels and who have not yet been appeased by the promise of offsetting income tax cuts and tax benefits.

Having spent the summer consulting with Canadians about the green shift, Liberal agriculture critic Wayne Easter said Dion and his MPs must now decide how to respond to some of the concerns that have been raised.

"We need to boil that down, we need to figure what changes have to be made to accommodate the concerns that are raised," Easter said in an interview.
"And there are concerns. We don't deny that."

The fact that some MPs are still hoping for last-minute
changes to make the green shift more marketable is just one sign the Liberal party may not be firing on all cylinders by the end of next week, when Prime Minister Stephen Harper is virtually certain to pull the plug on his government.

Some Liberal insiders complain that fighting among factions in Quebec has turned that province into "a disaster zone" -- as one well-connected Grit called it -- for the party.”

The story continued:

“When Dion launched the green shift last June, he said Liberals would spend the summer having a "dialogue" with Canadians about the complicated plan.

Since then, one insider said the leader has rejected any criticism of the plan, insisting "there will be no changes, not a comma."

However, Easter and other MPs clearly remain under the impression that the plan can and will be fine-tuned.

Robert Thibault, a Nova Scotia MP, said the purpose of the summer consultations was to determine "what are the adjustments that have to happen, not to assume we got it all 100 per cent, completely right."

While Dion has touted the green shift as a comprehensive, detailed plan to
combat climate change, Thibault said: "In my mind, it's a statement of principles, it's not a recipe."

Unlike Easter, who would like changes made before the election is called, Thibault said he thinks voters will accept that they won't get all the details until the plan is actually implemented.”


This is exactly what Jean Chretien did with his Kyoto scam in the 1990’s – he and his Liberals had no flicking idea what they were doing – and after twelve years, the non-results showed it.

Now, Bumbledore Dion is doing the same thing – his Green Shift Shaft is barely even half thought-out; after saying there will be “no changes”, now Dion is planning “last-minute” changes – changes which themselves will still be vague, not clear, not 100%; changes which show that Dion's Green Shift is just a pathetic grab bag of not-fully-thought-out policies.

What an idiotic Liberal non-plan this is - and this is their major election plank? Now Grits like Thibault try to spin it that this Green Shift – touted as Dion’s Master Plan To Save God’s Environment, no less, (see:Stephane Dion: self-proclaimed Saviour Of God's Environment) is only a ‘statement of principles’ !! Oh, come on.


Now Dion's crew want to make their Green Shaft 'more marketable'? Rebranding a bag of shit doesn't change the fact that, well, it's still a bag of shit, with a cute green label.

Do Liberals really expect Canadians are gullible enough to just simply believe Stephane Dion’s ever-shifting Green Shaft - without providing details NOW!!??

They want us to vote for their major policy plank - which is being shifted around right now – and then only get the details “once the plan is in place” after the election!!??

What the FLICK are these Liberals smoking?

Talk about this being not being a recipe – this certainly IS a recipe: a recipe for disaster if Canadians fall for Dion’s Liberal Green Shift Shaft bullshit.

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