Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Monday, October 15, 2012

Get your fix - Week 76 - Oct 8-15

Whoah...I just clued in to the rhyme in my title.

Well.  I'll be away for a couple of weeks.  So there will be a bit of a break after this post.  Maybe a summary of all that has gone wrong once I get back?  Who knows.

I think that most people can agree that spending millions of dollars of other peoples money to tell the world how great you are is bad form.  Especially when you're a government.  Spending hundreds of millions of dollars telling people that you're saving their money and making things better in these tough economic times.

The Enbridge hearings are digging in to Enbridges past ability to detect and stop leaks.  Short version of the story: They can't and they haven't.  How this doesn't disqualify them immediately from building more pipelines is beyond me.  But apparently detecting and stopping leaks isn't a big part of the job of running a pipeline.  Imagine if we were contracting out our prison services and the company had past experience with inmates escaping, not catching them and not being able to detect that they had escaped.  Would they still be in the running for that contract?

A Conservative take on "The Tragedy of the Commons".  This idiot summarizes "the tragedy of the commons" as "the Tragedy of the Commons problem, where lack of private ownership causes a resource to be overused."  Oh...so if all of our parks and lakes and everything were privately owned, we'd all be okay.

An internal quirk of the CMHC valuation process may have led to an increase in the run-up of our housing prices?

Conservatives for science!  A new study announces that the oil sands aren't a problem for the environment.  Unfortunately several scientists have pointed out that the methodology is flawed (too far away for samples to be meaningful).  As well...it just happens that the study was funded by Suncor.

Here's another report showing that baby boomers haven't really "earned" all of their entitlements...as we'll be paying the bill for years.

I like this headline (which will probably get changed several times in the next few hours as that's what the Globe does)"NDP Attacks Conservatives for How They're Attacking NDP"

Check out this graph on drug enforcement spending in the US of A.  Ya, that seems to be working pretty well.  There seems to be far less drugs and violence these days.

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