It's just a little mind-numbing to hear the Conservatives go after the Liberals' 13-year record on climate change and greenhouse gases when, for all that time, the vast majority of that same CPoC denied the existence of that very problem.
Here's Olaf, stroking himself to the pinnacle of sanctimonious outrage a few months back:
Memo to Liberals: Cram it for 12 years
... You, your party, the Liberals, have been signing contracts your asses can't collectively cash and consulting (or not doing anything), for 13 years, while allowing greenhouse gases to rise by 27%, instead of dropping the 6% below 1990 levels as promised in the Kyoto Accord, which you signed.
Yeah. Fucking Liberals, dicking around, doing squat about ... about ... well, about a problem that Olaf's glorious leader Stephen Harper just recently dismissed with a fair amount of contempt:
PM denies climate-change shift
December 21, 2006
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, flying in the face of his past public comments, says now he has never questioned the science behind climate change...
Harper's denial, however, doesn't exactly square with comments he has made in the past, notably one remark just days ago about "so-called" greenhouse gases.
At a news conference in the Senate foyer a week ago, Harper said in defence of his environmental plan: "As we implement our clean-air agenda, the focus is a little different than the other parties. They focus only on so-called greenhouse gases and ignored smog entirely."
Back in the 2004 election campaign, Harper said of climate change: "The science is still evolving."
And in September 2002, Harper said this when asked about the "greenhouse effect:" "It's a scientific hypothesis, a controversial one and one that I think there is some preliminary evidence for. ... This may be a lot of fun for a few scientific and environmental elites in Ottawa, but ordinary Canadians from coast to coast will not put up with what this (Kyoto accord) will do to their economy and lifestyle, when the benefits are negligible."
So here's a suggestion, Olaf: Shut the fuck up. Seriously. Given that Canada's Conservatives have adamantly planted their heads firmly up their backsides on the subject of greenhouse gases and climate change, you have a truckload of nerve to complain about people who allegedly didn't do anything about it for the last 13 years.
Here's an idea, Olaf. Let's go to the historical record and see what the CPoC and its historical predecessors were saying about climate change for the last 13 years. Were they raising the issue in Parliament? Were they holding the Liberals' feet to the fire? Were they demanding action on this increasingly worrisome issue?
Or were they as fucking stupid and clueless as they've always been, and only now want to erase the last 13 years of their own ineptitude, neglect and scientific illiteracy?
Really, Olaf, if your current ideological bunkmates were, only last year, pooh-poohing the entire notion of drastic climate change, then you really don't have the moral high ground to be bitching about the fact that someone else didn't deal with it.
So put a sock in it, all right?