I just want to give the Honourable Prime Minister of Canada a little advice after seeing him on television yesterday. I don't know if it will help, but it's worth considering HOW OLD DOES PLASTIC MAN THINK WE ARE?!?!? FIVE!?!?
*pant* *pant* *pant*
Sorry. Getting it together now.
Whoo.... Sniiiiffff... Whooooo...
In his year-end interview with Peter Mansbridge on December 20th, Our Awkward Leader said this about Team Blue's environmental policies (note the sad nod when Mansbridge brings up "climate change" at the 9:20 mark):
I'm gonna tell ya what's gonna happen: [points] this will be a challenge [...] As soon as you are dedicated to actually reducing emissions, that imposes costs on [sotto voce] the economy. It imposes them in the short run. I'm already starting to hear the first, you know, the first cries from industry and from provinces [...]
There are gonna be very real costs, we believe those costs are manageable, but there is no way of getting emissions down without facing the short term costs, so that's gonna be a challenge for the government, because it is gonna impose some costs, and that's gonna provoke some reaction. [bravely] But it has to be done!
And I'd ask your viewers to think of that whenever they [waving hand] have other people out there saying we should be doing more. Because once we start really these things start biting.
The criticism that we're gonna be getting it that we're doing too much. [Looks down, sadly; yet, somehow, he gathers the strength to continue.]
And then he goes off on what's going to be the Official Party Line on climate change, "we can't do it alone". Or, as I paraphrased it, "we're not doing anything until everyone else does first."
What absolutely infuriates me about this little stump speech he gives is that he's acting like WE DON'T KNOW THE POSSIBLE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY!
Sorry, didn't mean to yell; but Lord Love a Duck, what the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks does he think we've been yelling about? We know, junior, we know! And we want you to do it anyways, okay?
And anyone who says you're "doing too much" deserves to be laughed out of your office and into the unemployment line. Because they, quite clearly, DON'T know the consequences of not having an environmental policy.
This might help. For the small stuff, anyways; like coastal regions and wetlands. Then I suggest you buy a map, and LOOK AT YOUR FUCKING COUNTRY AND SEE HOW MUCH WE ARE COASTAL REGIONS AND WETLANDS, ASSHOLE!
Whoops! Gosh, I have no idea where these emotional outbursts are coming from. Anyhow, I do hope that helps.
I do know that I feel better!