Monday, October 12, 2009

tBF Rants

Why rant when Jonathan Kay at the National Post says it so well ...

Giving Barack Obama the Nobel peace prize is ridiculous

Since the entire body of work for which Mr. Obama is being honoured consists of idealistic pronouncements, the Nobel prize committee was able to pick him without worrying that the choice could stir up controversy among umbraged minority groups, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, or the UN’s various institutional cheerleaders.

With this pick, the Nobel committee has declared itself to be a debating society — and it has given its shiny prize to the nice man who gave the best speech. It’s like those beauty pageants wherein the MC asks contestants what they would do to promote world peace. The best answer earns applause, flowers and a trophy. But no one expects the winner to actually go out in her tiara and ballroom gown and stop people from fighting.

Boy I hope that last sentence is proven wrong.

And McGuinty ...

Pot (August)

Ontario cities should fight 'Buy American' policy: McGuinty

Kettle (September)
Not all projects 'FIT' for Ontario green program
But to qualify, the authority requires that at least 40 per cent of the products and labour used to get the project up and running come from Ontario. The requirement is meant to encourage growth in green energy manufacturing in the province.

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