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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Dion the doomster

The National Post's Don Martin writes today that Stephane Dion's rapidly-sinking popularity reminds him of Stockwell Day's tenure as leader of the Canadian Alliance.

I've been thinking about Dion alot these days too, especially after having seen him in "action" in late January at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon here in Coquitlam. There were some lines in his altogether boring speech that reminded me of someone, and it wasn't Stockwell Day. Here are the lines:

“The issue of the century is that the planet cannot hold all of us. The planet has difficulty to follow six billion human beings, nine billions in 2050, human beings that are more and more involved in the industrial world, human beings that are polluting, that are creating a lot of waste, indeed. And then the development of the human kind is not sustainable any more.”

You know who those words reminded me of? Mr. "Malaise" himself, the great doomster, Jimmy Carter.

Posted by Terry O'Neill on February 21, 2007 in Canadian Politics | Permalink


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Nature has a way of shrugging off what it doesn't want anymore.

It does so without funding.

Enjoy your time. What's the point of living if you have be ashamed, embarrassed and afraid all the time for just living on the planet.

Let nature take it's course ... it's always the best way. If we are too many, something will happen to reduce the numbers.

The charlatans will always come along with their snake oil to make it all better. They all lie and deep down you all know it.

Today's liar award goes to David Suzuki see
http://www.dustmybroom.com/?p=5756 for the story.


Posted by: Duke | 2007-02-21 10:20:32 AM

"The issue of the century is that the planet cannot hold all of us."

So what exactly will Stephane Dion recommend? I mean, seriously, some sort of wholesale depopulation? Population control? Licenses to have babies? Children raised by the state?

Oh wait, they already wanted that last one.

Posted by: Steve Janke | 2007-02-21 11:07:17 AM

As awful as Jimmy Carter was as president, I think it's still a bit too early to make any comparisons with Stephane Dion. But I agree that we're getting closer to that point.

Posted by: Micmmic | 2007-02-21 1:44:43 PM

I think this explains why the liberals are soft on terrorism. If North Korea had the capabilities to produce a few hundred nuclear warheads,they could take care of Dion's little over-population problem.

Posted by: wallyj | 2007-02-21 3:58:58 PM

I liked the recent Mark Steyn's piece at WS on him very much. It says it all

Posted by: Winston | 2007-02-21 4:28:36 PM

I think people might want to wait to see how Dion performs in an election campaign before they start writing his obituary. Harper was also being written off by many, until the polls turned midway through the last election campaign - 6 weeks later he was PM.

Posted by: dave k | 2007-02-21 5:36:47 PM

You can hardly compare Dion, with his pidgin English to Harper , either in content or the ability to communicate clearly . Mr Dion makes Chretien look like William Buckley. Not only can he not get it done but he puts everyone within earshot to sleep with his mangled ramblings and frankly he is a joke and should be replaced on humanitarian grounds. It`s embarrassing.

Posted by: daveh | 2007-02-21 6:13:42 PM

"Harper was also being written off by many" - by many in the Liberal media (which is most of them). They will still back Dion due to their distaste (hatred?) of P.M. Harper.

As far as the overpopulated planet, why don't we gather all these worrywarts and eliminate them? After all, they should be the first to voluntarily disappear for the good of the Earth. All you folks - over here. Form a queue to the Left - I mean "left".

Posted by: obc | 2007-02-21 7:18:52 PM

S Dion is the best thing that happenned to Canada in a very long time.

With him at the head of the Liberals, we can be ensured a strong economy under the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, for years to come.

Posted by: Lady | 2007-02-22 11:57:28 AM

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