December 18, 2009

Hopenchangen: The Family Photo

Wisely, Steven Harper heads for the bathroom*.

And because it's not fair to beat up on the left during their darkest hour.... a pity link.

Posted by Kate at December 18, 2009 6:38 PM

Re the "*" story, could someone please contact Les Whittington's parents and tell them that all the money they sunk into their son's education has resulted in him writing about Canada's PM in the bathroom.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Robert W. (Vancouver) at December 18, 2009 6:49 PM

Probably to throw up over the entire proceedings.

Posted by: rabbit at December 18, 2009 6:50 PM

EEEWWWWEEEEE. UUUCCCCKKK. I opened the "pity link" only to find an article written by Murray Dobbin. I might have to take my computer off line for a few days.

Posted by: Louise at December 18, 2009 6:52 PM

"..the ugly Canadian".

If you were to ask anybody in Africa, Europe or Asia where they would like to live I'm sure that 95% of them would say Canada or the United States. From what I've seen the only people who think either of these countries are terrible are socialists and muslims. Yet 9 times out of 10 they prefer to live here, and complain. None of them will move to a country that runs the kind of government they want to impose on us.

Posted by: gord at December 18, 2009 6:52 PM

P.S. Re the pity link, I decided to take a look over at Murray Dobbin's blog. So many words, yet not a comment in sight.

Could someone please contact Murray Dobbin's parent and ... yawn.

Happy Secular Leftist Hate-Harper-All-The-Time Festivus!

Posted by: Robert W. (Vancouver) at December 18, 2009 6:55 PM

Allow me to rewrite one of his key complaints...

"While Canada is not alone in the endless and brutal occupation of Afghanistan, it is seen around the world as ..." having the most fun doing it!

Posted by: Kate at December 18, 2009 6:58 PM

oh there's a few comments there Robert...

Posted by: marc in calgary at December 18, 2009 6:58 PM

"Steven (Stephen?) Harper heads for the bathroom".

Was Warren there? Do we have photos?

Posted by: Black Mamba at December 18, 2009 7:18 PM

I just flushed my eyes out with bleach.

Posted by: Sylvanguy at December 18, 2009 7:19 PM

I demand a tickertape parade showing off our fossil awards. Lizzie could be parade marshal.'
We should shout out to all those envirowackos that we are very proud to win them.

Posted by: MaryT at December 18, 2009 7:20 PM

I want a CPC majority,how fun would that be ,watching libs head blow up ,santa that is all I want for Christmas.

Posted by: janet at December 18, 2009 7:25 PM

I want a CPC majority,how fun would that be ,watching libs head blow up ,santa that is all I want for Christmas.

Posted by: janet at December 18, 2009 7:26 PM

And a word from our PM's pal, the other missing Magnificent Bastard, President of the Czech Republic:

We have all seen too many religious Holy Roller type convulsions from the 'temperature throttles' in the last week. The demented, off the wall, fanaticism over mann made fabrication denial is aptly summarized by The President.

Posted by: Jema54 at December 18, 2009 7:26 PM

The media and the alarmists were left feeling so, so let down that Obama gave such a bad speech. Oh dear, how could that be ??
Simple - no teleprompter.

Posted by: ron in kelowna ∴ at December 18, 2009 7:31 PM

Do these dinks not notice that the only people expecting Canada to take a "Leadership role" in these idiot proceding are Canadian? Canada is such a small factor in this thing, we aren't even invited to the meeting with the big guys. Canada and Korea are about equal in emmissions, Canada is a developed nation, and Korea is not. Hmmmmm

The good news is that there is another meeting next year, in Mexico, YAY! Are Mexican whores free?

Posted by: Sylvanguy at December 18, 2009 7:35 PM

"no teleprompter"

But TOTUS said he was going

Posted by: Patrick Armstrong at December 18, 2009 7:38 PM

Quick Preview: Having lived a year in my life in Mexico City, I can assure you that the next venue was very carefully chosen for its dreadful optics, which will include the terrible smog, traffic, and poverty.

I fear we're going to be revisiting this all once again next year. :-(

Posted by: Robert W. (Vancouver) at December 18, 2009 7:47 PM

I followed the link posted by Jema54. The world is now run by politicians, but from the link it appears there may be at least one leader, Czech President Vaclav Klaus. Fight on Vaclav what is left of the "free" world is depending on you.

Posted by: murray at December 18, 2009 7:50 PM

Read a great comment somewhere, re Obama:

"People are beginning to see that the clothes have no Emperor."

Posted by: Nemo2 at December 18, 2009 7:51 PM

Just read that a minimalist agreement was reached at the climate conference. While I would have hoped for no agreement coming out of Hopenchangen, I'm perfectly satisfied with the agreement that was hammered out.

In short, the attending countries signed a non binding agreement where signatories set their own individual emission reduction targets.


I like it.

Posted by: Colin from Mission B.C. at December 18, 2009 7:57 PM

Further to my previous post:

Posted by: Colin from Mission B.C. at December 18, 2009 7:57 PM

So much for CopiousHagglin... let our publisher and editor friends in the MSM try to tell us now how the blogosphere merely feeds off their "hard" "work".

The high school kids (I have 3 of them) are having a great time amongst themselves with ClimateGate. They see the politicians lying through their teeth, abetted by an agenda-driven MSM, while snow dumps on the losers rioting outside. Not only have we stopped this fraud and its sideshows, but we have driven a long-chain-carbon stake through the heart of the dead-tree bunch. Well done you fools. You've lost the next generation. They are finding it hard to believe that grownups can act like such complete idiots. They've got a point...

Posted by: shaken at December 18, 2009 7:59 PM

please let this be real that nothing has been done! please! now let's go hunting suzass ,liz the green opportunist! layton let's tax the the spin of how they won but it was taken from them . the general thing in canada is O we won no unless we keep beating on these idiot's we'll be4 here again six month's from now.

Posted by: royalist at December 18, 2009 8:00 PM

Re the pity link - so we're "killers of scumbags" -
I like! I like! Can I get it on a teeshirt?
Best thing since those youtube videos showing Canadian snipers blowing taliban apart.

Re Stephen Harper's visit to the washroom - whenever
*I* hear Obama speak there certainly follows a strong desire to throw up - how about you--all?

Posted by: John Lewis at December 18, 2009 8:03 PM

Best news on CTV today:

"PMSH and the Canadians are really a stumbling block to an agreement"

Woo Hoo!!

Posted by: bluetech at December 18, 2009 8:14 PM

Leftists in retreat.

Here is the real news:

O = Bush.

“*Obama has eliminated any difference between him and Bush.”"

“Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure

Deal thrashed out at talks condemned as climate change scepticism in action”

“Lumumba Di-Aping, chief negotiator for the G77 group of 130 developing countries, was scathing: “This deal will definitely result in massive devastation in Africa and small island states. It has the lowest level of ambition you can imagine. It’s nothing short of climate change scepticism in action.

“It locks countries into a cycle of poverty for ever. Obama* has eliminated any difference between him and Bush.”"

H/T Blue Like You:

Posted by: maz2 at December 18, 2009 8:14 PM

Shaken @ 7:59 - That's the sweetest news I have heard in a long time. You've educated your children well!


Posted by: Brian M. at December 18, 2009 8:22 PM

To the 'real' environmentalists whom I know - I feel bad for you - I really do feel bad for you.

For the last two decades you were powerless. You had to endure the sideshow.

The Gore/Suzuki/Media/Hollywood/UN/University crowd stomping all over poor old innocent carbon Dioxide.

The world can now take a deep breath and exhale CO2 without feeling guilty.

Enjoy life

Posted by: ron in kelowna ∴ at December 18, 2009 8:23 PM

Dobbin has always been such a twisted little socialist dork . . . so impressed with himself and his dead ideas.

It is so lovely to watch him twist in the global warming wind.

Posted by: Fred at December 18, 2009 8:49 PM

We need a t-shirt for this.

Posted by: reg dunlop at December 18, 2009 8:53 PM

GorewhO's Report from the Beeb.

At the beginning of the long dash, followed by 10 seconds of silence ...oops, that's CBC. This is Richard Dumblebeeb reporting.

"Two further trains travelling from Brussels and Paris heading for the tunnel were turned back."

"Eurostar trains stuck in tunnel due to cold weather

Four Eurostar trains have broken down in the Channel Tunnel due to cold weather, as more snow is expected to cause disruption in parts of Britain.

The temperature difference between the chilly open air and warm tunnel under the English Channel caused the trains to break down, Eurostar said.

It said a rescue locomotive was trying to get them out.

More snow and freezing temperatures are is expected for parts of Scotland and south-east and eastern England.

At least three of the trains were from Paris to London. Two further trains travelling from Brussels and Paris heading for the tunnel were turned back.

Driving conditions are treacherous in many parts of Britain."

Posted by: maz2 at December 18, 2009 8:54 PM

now starts the time to RE-EDUCATE our politicians, and let them know they work for us, and that includes the useless opposition

Posted by: GYM at December 18, 2009 9:04 PM

"Weather Forecast Master Singers Slideshow"

Anglican chant:

"Good morning. Here is the weather forecast."

Posted by: maz2 at December 18, 2009 9:10 PM

Brian M re Shaken. I don't think that is uncommon, the kids today are not as out of touch as we think they are. A lot of what we hear from them is what they think we want to hear because their teachers tell them its right. When you question them they don't believe much more of this crap than we do. My grandson's skepticism, how can we change the weather when we don't even know what it's going to be in two days.

Posted by: Western Canadian at December 18, 2009 9:17 PM

Pity I read the pity link. I made me think about the Lefties. Eew.

Seems Dorkasaurus boy there hasn't got the word his side of the "carbon issue" LIED like a bunch of lying liars.

Still, his discomfiture was somewhat heartening. It is good when the Lefties are sad. :)

Posted by: The Phantom at December 18, 2009 9:25 PM

with the global cooling its a little hard to wait for a photo op with a full bladder.

Posted by: cal2 at December 18, 2009 9:28 PM

Yeah, dumb dobbin, my annoyance with that silly old fool predates the internet, back to the era when I still attempted to listen to CBC radio. I believe he was part of some bogus panel which claimed to represent the West, or at least the CBC version of the West. Apparently he's even sillier than i had imagined.
It's reassuring to have the internet now and know I'm not alone in my contempt.

Posted by: hudson duster at December 18, 2009 9:29 PM

Here's to ugly!

Ugly is beautiful unless you happen to be from a despotic country, merely envying it.

Real ugly are those who are lining up in Copenhagen hat in hand shouting extortion demands for what? clean up your ... degenerate country? Or buy military supplies, hookers, yachts and bank the rest for yourselves?

Real beauty are the western countries who had the nerve to stand back and pass on this insanity.

And even more beautiful is watching the left starting to lick their wounds as they, like the cockroaches they are, slither back into the cracks and under the rocks they call home.

Posted by: Abe Froman at December 18, 2009 10:03 PM

The true "deniers" are those naive idealistic people who think Gore, Suzuki, Greenpeace, etc is in it for humanitarian reasons.

Posted by: AD at December 18, 2009 10:08 PM

My previous post should be "are in it for humanitarian reasons"; sorry for the poor grammar.

Posted by: AD at December 18, 2009 10:13 PM

lol read some of the comments at Dobbins - it's enough to bring a tear to a glass eye.

About fossil awards. I'd love to have a fossil of a shnopenhagen socialist to put on my bookshelf - some of them can be very elaborate, but alas they'll never be extinct. Great conversation pieces tho.

Posted by: Agent Smith at December 18, 2009 10:15 PM

Having moved to Canada last year I am very pleased to live in one of the few countries that has a leader who is not either corrupt or inept, he has not bought into the CO2 scam, great. I see the CO2 issue as a test for "fit to serve" as in all who bought in to CO2 driven AGW are either corrupt or inept (maybe both in Quebec?) and will never be fit to serve.

Posted by: Chris Edwards at December 18, 2009 10:59 PM

I used to sit by Murray Dobbin at the U of S in Engineering when he flunked out in 1963. He still hasn't got a real job yet.

Posted by: RL at December 18, 2009 11:30 PM

Sylvan Guy, South Korea is very much industrialised. North Korea, not so.
Perhaps Mr. Dobbin would prefer the latter hellhole to Canada. I wouldn't miss him.

Posted by: Osumashi Kinyobe at December 19, 2009 12:13 AM

Sorry to bother you with a typo, Kate, but it is supposed to read "potty link", isn't it?

[I would have typed something else that rhymes with "pity", but Kate doesn't like the use of vulgarities here.]

Posted by: andycanuck at December 19, 2009 12:31 AM

Its for fossil fuel, but I'd wear it PROUDLY!!

Posted by: eastern paul at December 19, 2009 12:54 AM

I think the photo op was cancelled because everybody wanted to be in the front row. Sort of like Toronto city council.

Meanwhile, the comments over at Can Dim are hilarious, and running about 40-0 against the leftards.

Posted by: nv53 at December 19, 2009 1:06 AM

Kate (6:58): the re-writing of the tag-line of prog-complaints is crying out to be a regular Kate-feature. It has a certain quintessentially-SDA je ne sais quoi that's right in your natural-born bon-mot wheelhouse.

Erm...collier de force...frappez.

Posted by: EBD at December 19, 2009 1:28 AM

I read the pity link and just felt an unnatural urge to leave a comment, having read the other comments he must be starting to feel a little lonely now, I've helpfully suggested like many of the others he emigrates.
We have sorry little fools like him in our country as well, perhaps in the interests of humanity we should find some place where we can collect them all together and they can live happily with one another until they finally fade off into extinction.
Perhaps that was what Kopenhagen was, a trail run? well we could hope couldn't we, its got lots of values beloved of the type, they could empathise with the multicultural society there they can rejoice in the shadow of wind turbines, burn low carbon Russian gas to keep warm were geo-thermal is not available and contribute to one of the higher tax burden countries in the world and still have boogie men to pick on like the monarchy and AP Moller.

Posted by: DSV at December 19, 2009 5:22 AM

Posted by: DSV >

" the interests of humanity we should find some place where we can collect them all together and they can live happily with one another...."

I vote Disneyland Paris. Who else would go?

Posted by: Knight 99 at December 19, 2009 9:41 AM

What a bunch of negative ,depressing jerks. (Lefties)

Posted by: bob at December 19, 2009 10:34 AM

Is Murray Dobbin a real person? He seems too perfectly left to be true.

Posted by: Allen at December 19, 2009 11:06 AM

I thought Dobbin had left for Venezuela?

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at December 19, 2009 11:54 AM

What a blessed relief to see the wheels come off this Copenhagen thing.

I enjoyed the exposure of all those unpleasant agendas that lurk under the cover of environmentalism. Some of these are: anticapitalism; the shakedown of billions of dollars from rich countries by a group of despots; world government by unelected UN/EU bureaucrats; spiteful, yet somehow sanctimonious, redistribution of wealth by said bureaucrats; contrived scarcity as an excuse for tyranny.

I especially enjoyed Mr Mugabe ranting about the rule of international law and how those sneaky capitalists were shamelessly violating same. Mr Chavez also raised laughs by his condemnation of those same carbon spewing capitalist devils who exploit Venzuela and enable his continued grip on power by buying it's oil.

Then there was the attempted re-enactment of the 1968 Democratic Party convention in Chicago by the protestors and their co-players, the Danish police. I fear that police-baiting skills have declined.

So what's the next show in this entertainment spectacle? Terence Corcoran has some interesting thoughts at

Posted by: Steve Smith at December 19, 2009 1:09 PM

Posted this at BLY and AGWN;

Carbon Credit fraud causes more than 5 billion euros damage for European Taxpayer

No wonder the AGW crowd wanted a binding deal so badly, the EU Carbon Exchange is in shambles.

Who’d a thunk it?

Posted by: Bruce at December 19, 2009 1:10 PM

Wow!! just went back to the ugly canadian link.
Kate how did you find that? The poor lonely Murray must be sleeping off a big one...absolutely being creamed in the comments and no one coming to his defence.
'Adrian in Russia' is one of the best.
Bleet must be sleeping off a big one too!

Posted by: bluetech at December 19, 2009 1:36 PM

After clicking on the "pity Link" explorer told me there was an error and needed to shut down. Seems I've converted my explorer program - it does not like leftist sites.

Posted by: Explorer at December 19, 2009 3:10 PM

lol, they've disabled comments at the pity link. Losers.

Posted by: dave c at December 19, 2009 4:46 PM

Here's something that is wrong with Candada right now. That pity link is funded by:

Canadian Dimension wishes to acknowledge funding and support from the following organizations:

Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism

Department of Canadian Heritage - Canada Magazine Fund

How the heck are my tax dollars going to support that? If they are going to be taxpayer supported, they should at least be required to keep their comments open so that the taxpayer can urge some responsiblilty on their part.

Posted by: rroe at December 19, 2009 4:58 PM

Comments have been disabled. When I left mine, they were at 50+ and counting, running against poor mr dobbin. Apparently a 'reset' was needed. But even that didn't work as the one and only comment displayed also takes this clown to task. Then 'commenting disabled'.....

Thin skinned bedwetters...

Posted by: junior at December 19, 2009 5:42 PM

They've left only 1 comment from soccermom up, well, you did us proud soccermom! you're in the club, ;)

Posted by: marc in calgary at December 19, 2009 7:19 PM

Wow he certainly got a lot off his chest there , didn't he . His therapist must be pretty happy about that . Maybe he oughta introduce his shrink to poor ol Ignegative , he's rumored to be suffering from severe depression and dis-illusionment of grandeur .

Posted by: cantuc at December 19, 2009 9:06 PM

Oh no!! They have disabled commenting. soccermom's is the only comment posted there. Cowards. I had thought of such a nice one too.

MariaS dodocanspell

Posted by: MariaS at December 19, 2009 10:11 PM

If you go back to the link and scroll half way down the right hand side you will find a link to their on line survey. I filled it out and...well I might not have told them what they want to hear.

Posted by: tim at December 19, 2009 10:20 PM