The last time I saw Joe Oliver he was still trying to sell his dirty oil pipeline.
Still trying to convince us that the water from the tailing ponds was safe enough to drink.
But since then there have been some unfortunate developments eh?
It turns out it's NOT good to the last drop.
The test results show the undiluted waste water contained arsenic, ammonia, chloride and a host of other chemicals at levels above those deemed acceptable in Alberta’s Surface Water Guidelines.
And Ollie's high octane campaign to sell his Tarry Bubbly to the Americans isn't going well either.
Not after our poor neighbours had to rename the beautiful little town of Mayflower, Bitumenville...
So now Joe is trying something
“I think that people aren’t as worried as they were before about global warming of two degrees,” Oliver said in an editorial board interview with Montreal daily newspaper, La Presse. “Scientists have recently told us that our fears (on climate change) are exaggerated.”
And although he got that one from his boss at ExxonMobil.
ExxonMobil chief executive, Rex Tillerson, has said fears about climate change, drilling and energy dependence are overblown.
Tillerson blamed a public that is "illiterate" in science and maths, a "lazy" press, and advocacy groups that "manufacture fear" for energy misconceptions, in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.
I'm sure this new ad campaign must be all HIS idea...
But somehow I don't think that's going to work either eh?
The oil cowboys of Alberta love their horses too much. And how much of that Tarry Bubbly can they drink, before they start growing humps themselves?
I mean seriously, Harper's oil pimps must be delusional if they think that concerns about climate change are going to stabilize, or fade away, as the planet gets hotter and hotter.
Instead of growing louder and angrier. As nations get swallowed up by the sea, farmland turns to dust, and millions starve.
Are those climate change deniers actually trying to make a comeback after being so thoroughly discredited? After fighting the very idea for years, are they now saying they do accept it, but it won't be too bad?
And is that why the Cons and their pipeline follies remind me of these three stooges?
Trying to drill a water well...
I mean it's almost a pipeline parable eh?
Thou shalt not elect Con Stooges, lest ye be condemned to suffer their FOLLY.
Or DROWN in it.
And the good news? From the Book of Simon:
When stooges and Cons go so well together. And you can laugh at both of them.
It's almost over...
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