Flights of fancy?

Dalton green dreamPeter Epp, Chatham Daily News
Dalton McGuinty has been a private citizen for only three days, and already his prized Green Energy Policy is facing perhaps its biggest challenge . . .  ironically, where the policy’s impact was first felt in the province, in Chatham-Kent. Transport Canada has ordered the removal of eight wind turbines that have been placed near the Chatham Municipal Airport. The order was revealed Friday and, if carried out, will likely have an enormous impact elsewhere in Ontario.

The order is unprecedented, and if the wind turbines are indeed removed, they will be the first to be removed since McGuinty’s Liberal government introduced the Green Energy Act four years ago, in 2009. Chatham-Kent was fertile ground for the Liberals when they started rolling out their plans to populate rural Ontario with turbines and solar panels, ostensibly to generate clean energy. The first turbines were erected here; in fact, they were starting to be built even before the legislation was in place. Today, as a municipal jurisdiction, Chatham-Kent is host to more wind turbines than anywhere else in the province. Read article

3 thoughts on “Flights of fancy?

  1. I think the Liberals should pay out of their own personal funds…. They brought this disaster to rural Ontario….let them pay for it.

  2. Ontario Investigates the Gas Plant Scandals — and others…

    Curtis & Leroy from Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario saw an ad in the New Hamburg Independent Newspaper , while lunching at MeMe’s Restaurant in New Hamburg Ontario and subsequently bought a mule for $100.

    The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.

    The following morning the farmer drove up, and said: “Sorry, fellers, I have some bad news for you, the mule died last night.”

    Curtis & Leroy replied; “Well then, just give us our money back.”

    The farmer said; ” Can’t do that…I went and spent it already.”

    They said; “Okay then, just bring us the dead mule.”

    The farmer asked; “What in the world ya’ll gonna do with a dead mule?”

    Curtis said; “We gonn’a raffle him off.”

    The farmer said; “You can’t raffle off a dead mule!”

    Leroy said; “We shore can! Heck, we don’t hafta tell nobody he’s dead!”

    A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario Co-Op grocery store and asked: “Say…what’d you fellers ever do with that dead mule?”
    Curtis, said; “We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonn’a do.”

    Leroy added; “Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.”

    The farmer said; “My Lord, didn’t anyone complain…?”

    Curtis said; “Well, the feller who won was really upset. So we gave him his two dollars back.”

    Curtis and Leroy now work for the Ontario government as senior investigative executives. They’re now overseeing the investigation of the eHealth, Gas Plant and Wind Turbine scandals on behalf of the Premier’s office. A report is expected any day real soon now.

  3. Another tribute to Dalton — and to Kathleen…

    Recently the legislature held hearings into the gas plant scandals where the Ontario Liberals were accused of wasting more than half a billion dollars of the provinces money. The Conservatives complained that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s earlier testimony at the committee “strained the bounds of credibility,” and said other Liberal witnesses showed what PC Leader Tim Hudak called “a troubling case of collective amnesia.”

    When the Conservatives threatened to force Dalton McGuinty to testify – knowing that he would likely be able to show that Kathleen Wynne had “lied” – she replied “Dalton – Who?”

    Many of you may remember a similar song by Tom Lehrer about Hubert H. Humphrey a much forgotten liberal VP of the United States – seconf to Lindon Baines Johnson. (LBJ)
    Play the video clip first – so that you know the tune and can hummm along or even sing the words to:

    “Dalton Who?” ?????? (And all of a sudden Ontario was singing…)

    Whatever became of Dalton?
    Has anyone heard a thing?
    Once he shone on his own,
    Now he sits home alone,
    And waits for the phone to ring.

    Once a fiery Liberal spirit,
    Ah, but now when he speaks he must clear it.
    Second fiddle’s a hard part, I know,
    When they don’t even give you a bow.

    “We must protest his treatment,” Dalton,
    Says each Toronto Star (and CBC) reader.
    As someone once remarked to ET,
    “Take us to your Leader”.

    Whatever became of you Dalton?
    Are you dreaming you’ll testify?
    Revealing her lies!
    By quoting the memos you hid?

    Once a man who wielded great power!
    How could our previous Premier sink lower?
    But now he’s outside!
    In the cold that so bites,
    Like a blizzard on stark winter nights.
    Because he (ahem) lied!

    (Spoken)“I deleted nothing!
    The Hard Drive died!
    My Cell Phone quit!” (end Spoken)

    Said Dalton the non-techno wizard!

    With 99 reasons revealed!
    It’s easy to see how they wielded,
    The delete key so freely,
    While removing so easily,
    The evidence of their malfeasance!

    Whatever became of you, Dalton?
    We miss you, so tell us please.
    Are you sad? Are you cross? Are you gathering moss
    While you wait for the bailiff to seize,
    All your records and memory keys?

    Does Kathleen, recalling when she was nobody,
    Say, “I’ll do unto you like they did unto me?”
    Do you dream about staging a coup?
    Dalton, what happened to you?

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