Thursday, October 06, 2016
Michelle Rempel and the Madness of Harperland
It could only happen in Alberta, or in the battered petro-state that Stephen Harper bequeathed this country formerly known as Harperland.
For on the day that our parliament endorsed the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The House of Commons voted 207 to 81 to endorse the Paris agreement on climate change tonight, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined a national carbon price plan Monday that will begin in 2018.
And the Cons to their eternal shame voted against it.
All I could hear was the buzzing sound of Michelle Rempel making an absolute fool of herself. Again.
By going after Big Oil for supporting the idea of a carbon tax.
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel is taking aim at some of the country’s biggest energy companies over their support for a carbon tax.
Claiming they're just big bullies.
In the House of Commons this week, Rempel, the MP for Calgary-Nose Hill, said “the few rich CEOs of Canada’s big energy firms probably support their tax because it may force junior firms out of the market, enabling them to make a play for assets.”
And by so doing making the big oil barons sound like environmental activists.
Shell Canada issued a statement noting that it “was among the first oil and gas companies to acknowledge climate change and we have been calling for a price on carbon for nearly the past two decades.” “Effective carbon pricing mechanisms provide incentives for both consumers and industry to change the way they use energy or develop cleaner methods of production.”
While making herself sound like a paranoid climate change denier, or an oil pimp gone crazy.
But sadly that wasn't Rempel's only desperate attempt to try to raise her fading profile.
For she also went after Telus, for committing the same kind of heresy.
By making a fuss on Twitter and along with others forcing the company to back down.
And worse, running this boring clip on her YouTube channel to pat herself on the back...
Even though Telus who can also see the writing on the wall, knows that most Canadians strongly support the idea of a carbon tax.
And was only trying to attract more customers, in the capitalist system that Rempel supports so strongly, when she's not pimping for Big Oil.
So it is laughable.
But I must admit seeing Rempel posturing like that, and forcing Telus to surrender, annoyed me so much that I felt the need to send her a message.
And since I can't send her one on Twitter...
Because she blocked me years ago.
I thought I'd just remind her of what Canada, or Harperland as it was then known, looked like a year ago this week.
Chris Alexander and Kellie Leitch had just launched their cultural barbarism campaign.
The Oil Pimp in Chief Stephen Harper had just declared marijuana more dangerous than cigarettes.
And worse, with less than three weeks to go before the election some polls had Harper heading for another majority.
So isn't it nice to know what a difference a year makes?
And since it's also the one year anniversary of the day this song came out, I'd like to dedicate it to Rempel...
And when she's finished dancing or drinking to that one...
I'd like to implore her to stay away from another big company, like...um...Rick Mercer's Home Hardware.
Because goodness knows what she might do with that one...
And one more thing, which is sure to drive her crazy. As crazy as some of the Cons who keep sending me comments like this one:
Even though I almost always cheerfully delete them on arrival.
Thank goodness for Justin Trudeau...
For saving us from the horror of Harperland.
Leading us bravely into the future.
And among so many other good things, delivering us from Michelle Rempel...