Why is the Government lying about Bipole?

So let’s recap the Bipole debate, shall we:

  • It will cost millions more to run it on the west side as opposed to the east side of Lake Winnipeg.
  • Hydro initially recommended the east side solution
  • the Prov gov’t directed Hydro to run it on the west side
  • The Provincial government provides two reasons. First, that building a line down the east side will endanger a UNESCO application. Second, the environmental impact of building the Hydro line will cause US customers not to buy Hydro power from Manitoba

Well, the Government has planned an all-weather road down the est side of the lake, so there goes their UNESCO argument. They could add the line to the swath and the environmental impact of the combined road/line would be less than the impact of the individual projects.

Well, there was an interesting bit of information on the National last night.

Last night’s National on CBC was all about the oil sands. There was some interesting information presented about American attitudes toward the oil sands.


The interesting thing about that report was that they mentioned an Ipsos Reed poll taken earlier this month. Of the Americans who had heard about the oils sands, 72% were in favour.

That”s right, 72% in favour of what some have called the greatest potential environmental catastrophe facing mankind.

So, if 72% of Americans are in favour of that, how can one conclude that there would be enough of an outcry from Americans about building the Hydro line on the east side of Lake Winnipeg to result in not buying Hydro from Manitoba.

The answer? You can’t.

If 72% favour oil sands development, there is no way that there would ever be enough of an outcry to cause US states not to buy Hydro from Manitoba if the line goes down the east side.

So tell us provincial Government, why don’t you want to build on the east side? What’s the real reason? Is it, as some have suggested, an unwillingness to deal with First Nations ( although you could easily tie it in with all weather road access)? Or is someone’s pockets being lined?


Anglican Church = Closet Gay Church

I don’t understand why the Anglican Church doesn’t just come out and say it; I mean considering they have had that fencepost stuck up the ass of the church for the past decade. How much of a leap is it from sitting on the fence with the post up your ass to actually coming out and admitting it? getting off the fence as you may?

Of course, that would entail taking a stand and actually practicing some leadership, neither of which the church likes to do.

Now for those who don’t follow the Anglican church, the church has been wrestling with the issue of same sex for the past 12 years. Bless same sex unions, ordain gay priests and bishops, it’s all been contentious.

It came to a head a few years back with a Canadian Diocese deciding to bless same-sex unions ( PC word for marriage), and ordain gay bishops. At the time, being the big procedure junkie that I am, I was willing to say ‘hold off, you made a decision in 1998 that you would decide this at the next world wide conference in 2008. So, in 2008 what did they do? Nothing! Chickenshits.

I mean, with every other denomination, you at least know where they stand! Anglicans are too timid to offend anyone, so they don’t make any decisions that might, which in turn offends everyone. Make a damned decision, so people can then make their own decisions!

And at the last Canadian meetings earlier this year, what did they do? Nothing. Chickenshits.

So in my opinion, there is no legitimacy to any of the Anglican church’s authority figures. One of the hallmarks of authority is the ability and requirement of decision making. If you have abdicated your decision making, you’ve abdicated your leadership.

And now this. Just when you think the Archbishop of Canterbury can’t have that fence post further up his ass:


So he could possibly accept Gay Bishops, as long as they pledge to remain celibate? What the hell?? Bet that fencepost up the ass feels really good, eh Rowan?

Make a decision. If you wanna discriminate, at least be upfront about it , so people can go somewhere else.

You’re the asshole of the week, Archbishop. F#$k You. ( But I think that fencepost is already doing it)