Sunday, October 13, 2019

Greta Comes Calling. Jason Gets Knickers In a Bunch.

When it comes to a bloodsucking denizen of the night, i.e. Jason Kenney, word that Greta Thunberg is coming to town must be like having to stand in the noonday sun. See Jason sizzle. Hear Jason pop.

Greta has served notice she's on her way and she presumably expects some face time with Kenney. It doesn't sound like Jason is looking forward to it.
CBC News reached out to the province to inquire whether Premier Jason Kenney or any ministers would entertain meetings with Thunberg, to which the office issued the following statement: 
"We trust that Ms. Thunberg will recognize Alberta's leading human rights and environmental standards, especially in comparison to oil-producing dictatorships such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela – which she will presumably visit next – as well as major growing emitters like China," the statement reads.
Sounds like Jason has his Wild Rose knickers in a bunch.


Trailblazer said...

"We trust that Ms. Thunberg will recognize Alberta's leading human rights and environmental standards, especially in comparison to oil-producing dictatorships, BLA BLA BLA.

Pure simple deflection.

I'm betting that Jason will have prior commitments elsewhere .


The Mound of Sound said...

I have my Sean Wood sign, TB, but it looks likely Gord Johns, NDP, will be returned to office.

What I'll be watching is Victoria.

Lulymay said...

Jason can't deal with the female species, Mound, even if they are rapidly approaching their 16th birthday. He's frightened to death and in his world denial is a 6-letter word. I agree with TB, he will be anywhere but where he should be when Greta comes to town.

Having lived and enormously enjoyed my years there, I think there will be a number of Greens voted over there. Those living east of us and over the Rockies, just cannot understand our love of a pretty decent environment and all the benefits that accrue from that.

Let's keep our fingers crossed, and know that any defeat of a Con is a feather in our environmental cap.

The Mound of Sound said...

Lulymay I am constantly amazed at how poorly we understand the element of urgency in the climate "emergency." When focus on that singular aspect is blurred the threat fails to gain traction, measures are deferred, postponed and, eventually, forgotten until we're overtaken by events.

Again it is useful to fall back on the words of someone who understood grave national emergency, Churchill, who said, "Sometimes it is not enough that we do our best. Sometimes we must do what is required." We've lost our sense of that today, both among our populace and within our leadership.

The Bear bombers aren't winging their way across the polar ice cap but, if they were, we wouldn't do well with half-measures, best efforts. You either do what is required or you lose.

There's no second prize on climate change. Either you accept what's required to deal with it or you accept your default fate. It's that simple. And, as Jared Diamond points out in his book, "Collapse," we often find the default option more appealing right up until it's not.

the salamander said...

.. i don't know who's 'hosting' Young Greta, but I would expect she will have the opportunity to do a flyover of 'all that wealth in the ground' that Trudeau claims will payoff huge via the pipeline and expansion he bought us. Part of the 'expand emissions to reduce emissions'. That seems like extra marital flinging for family values. Since 'remediation' from the oil & gas sectors is an economic mystery or fantasy, the whole thing of well remediation & sealing plus the complete myth of twr sands cleanup will never happen. Not ever.. but a lot of taxpayer money will be wasted by whatever politicians are flavor of the times, pretending it will. The buffalo will never roam, the caribou and its entire related food chain will be toast.. probably us (Canadians) too.

I see that toxic scumbag Matt Wolf .. identified as a key player in Kenney's 'Kamikaze' scandal has been rewarded with a 200,000 $$ salary to head up the War Room .. which has been renamed to something warm and cuddly and important. That travesty was created in such a way as to be funded by taxpayers, but immune from Freedom of Information' requests.. Welcome to Jason Kenney sneering at taxpayers.

Perhaps Greta would be wise to avoid these rabid political animals. Nothing but ideological froth and distortion slithers off their tongues