Newfoundland and Labrador Premier and Perennial Pain in the Ass Danny Williams on the resignation of fellow Newf Gen. Hillier:
"Well, I wouldn't be able to work for Steve, either, I can tell you that much."
CHARLES McVETY ON BILL C-10
Now that the artsy-fartsy pinkos like Sarah Polley have had their say regarding Bill C-10, it was time for the emissaries of Right Wingnutia to speak before the Senate Finance Committee today. I missed it (yes, I suck), but our very own Kady O'Malley was there with bells on to liveblog the proceedings.
From all accounts, McVety was truly and righteously spanked. Sweet.
SAY IT AIN'T SO, DALTON!
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says he will not reconsider his government's program of helping ethanol producers despite concern that is driving up food prices.
He said today that the three-year-old program to support the production of ethanol – a corn-derived alcohol used as a gasoline additive – is not the dominant factor in driving up the price of corn and other commodities.
You have GOT to be kidding. Not responsible for driving up the price of food?!? Really. So every single story about the emerging food crisis for the past six months or so has been wrong?
Sadly, Barack Obama has also found himself stuck to this issue as well. What the hell does it take for these guys to admit they were WRONG about ethanol? I mean, sure, it sounded like a great idea at the time, but now that we know that a) it is utterly unsustainable, and b) it most likely increases GHG emissions, then how about we admit it was a bad idea, cut our losses and suggest that people may want to STOP DRIVING SO MUCH!