January 26, 2006


Gore accuses big oil of bankrolling Tories
(Renata D'Aliesio and Katherine Monk, January 26, 2006, Calgary Herald)

Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore has accused the oil industry of financially backing the Tories and their "ultra-conservative leader" to protect its stake in Alberta's lucrative oilsands.

Canadians, Gore said, should vigilantly keep watch over prime minister-designate Stephen Harper because he has a pro-oil agenda and wants to pull out of the Kyoto accord -- an international agreement to combat climate change.

"The election in Canada was partly about the tar sands projects in Alberta," Gore said Wednesday while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

If people are as easily led as Al Gore thinks they are then why doesn't he lead any?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 26, 2006 5:39 PM


Truthfully, it is about the Oil but we don't want Ottawa to steal it and our wealth and yes, we do want out of Kyoto.

A message for the West to the East to paraphrase: ''out of our cold dead hands ''


Posted by: patrick at January 26, 2006 6:03 PM

"then why doesn't he lead any?"

Katherine Harris?

Although I realize she's a polarizing figure

Posted by: h-man at January 26, 2006 6:41 PM

Al's really closing in on Aaron Burr and Henry Wallace for the title of "Craziest ex-Vice President" in U.S. history.

Posted by: John at January 26, 2006 7:30 PM

Major oil companies live and die by their reserves. Gotta have them but Mr. Bore is not capable of understanding that.

Posted by: Tom Wall at January 26, 2006 7:41 PM

Katherine Harris, a fine example of American womanhood, if I do say so myself:)

I have faith in ya, Katherine!

Posted by: Brad S at January 26, 2006 7:42 PM

It seems Karl Rove is working his magic here in Canada, too:

The US ambassador makes some comment about American interests in the north and Harper gets up today saying he will protect Canada's interests against the US. The ambassador apologizes. Harper looks great to everyone.

Sheesh, what a setup. Now we know what Bush was really phoning Harper about yesterday. These guys are evil geniuses (and I'm glad they're on my side!!!)

from the CTV.ca website:

'When it comes to Canada-U.S. relations, Harper said he will remain accountable, first and foremost, to the mandate given to him by Canadians.

He said he will stick to a promise he made to assert Canadian sovereignty over Arctic waters and boost Canada's military presence in the North.

A day earlier, David Wilkins, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, criticized Harper's plan and claimed the Arctic passage as "neutral waters."

Harper responded on Thursday: "The United States defends its sovereignty, the Canadian government will defend our sovereignty."

"It is the Canadian people we get our mandate from, not from the ambassador to the United States." '

Posted by: Randall Voth at January 26, 2006 8:11 PM

The mice that roared.

Posted by: Genecis at January 26, 2006 9:31 PM

Al Gore: the microbe that burps.

Every time it looks like he is going to possibly be a contender (what with Hillary's latest poll position from yesterday), he vomits all over himself (again). What a maroon.

Posted by: ratbert at January 26, 2006 10:42 PM

You and what army are going to protect arctic sovereignty, Mr. Harper?

We already popped a sub up there.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 27, 2006 12:10 AM

Big oil - SU and ERF. Go, baby!

Posted by: Sandy P at January 27, 2006 12:13 AM

Explains Tipper's problem, doesn't it?

Posted by: Sandy P at January 27, 2006 12:16 AM

This is all because the right wing has monopoly control of the press.
"Gore believes the issue of the oilsands and the sway he contends the industry holds with Harper didn't garner news coverage during the election because 'media concentration has taken its toll on democratic principles around the world, and Canada is no exception.'"
It's those damned conservatives at the New York Times again!!

Posted by: Steve at January 27, 2006 12:31 AM

See, even our very own Sandy P. was duped!

Rove, Bush and Harper are strategic geniuses.

Posted by: Randall Voth at January 27, 2006 1:10 AM


Hey, our very own Haliburton. I'm just feeling so grown up these days.

Posted by: Peter B at January 27, 2006 8:31 AM

He's setting out on the Ramsey Clark trail.

Posted by: Mikey at January 27, 2006 8:34 AM

Duped in our IRAs.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 27, 2006 9:43 AM