September 03, 2015

ALBERTA BY-ELECTION: Who will win -- the panda, the sloth or the weasel?

Ezra LevantRebel Blogger

Today is the provincial by-election in Calgary-Foothills. Will the panda beat the sloth and the weasel?

By panda, I mean Prasad Panda, the Suncor engineer who is running for the Wildrose Party. Which means he personally has more oil and gas experience than the entire NDP caucus combined. The only thing they know about oil and gas is how to tax it.

The sloth, naturally, is the NDP, and their candidate Bob Hawkesworth. I call him a sloth because he’s a career politician and life-long socialist, who has become a global warming extremist in recent years. He doesn’t want to grow the oil patch. He wants to tax it.

And the weasels, of course, are the old Prentice PCs. Jim Prentice himself was the MLA here, and was actually re-elected on election night in May. But before all the votes were even counted, he quit in a temper tantrum — if he couldn’t be premier, he wouldn’t stick around for the lowly job of being an MLA. Blair Houston, the Prentice candidate, is cut from the same cloth, having been caught by local media padding his resume.

So who’s going to win? My money’s on the Panda. Albertans are sick of the war on our prosperity launched by Rachel Notley and her extremist government. I think today’s vote will mark the start of the counter-revolution, where Albertans decide to take the province back.

Just as important, I believe voters will treat the PCs as the fringe party that they have properly become. The PCs have won Calgary Foothills in every election since the riding was created in 1971. Today I predict they’ll come in third.

Which is almost as important as beating the NDP — because it marks voters deciding to “unite the right” behind the only viable conservative party that has any principles. No unprincipled back-room deals, like the Jim Prentice-Danielle Smith betrayal.

So that’s my prediction: Panda beats sloth, sloth beats weasel.

You can watch my video report on the importance of this by-election below. 

And you can see our funny political ad for the fighting Panda. 

Good luck to us all — and may the counter-revolution begin!


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commented 2015-09-04 14:15:33 -0400
I would just love for Jimmy or Bill Nye the not-an-engineer-anymore guy to look at google earth and find the oilsands without using the search function, roads, or legal boundaries (ie provincial/territorial). On a continental level, it can’t be found. The disturbed area of the oilsands is similar in size to the concrete and paved heart of Toronto. Or New York. Or London. People in the US have this image of an industrial moonscape that’s the size of an average state. Instead it’s about the size of Long Island.
commented 2015-09-04 13:57:34 -0400
Any thinking person can empirically observe that socialist states around the world are depotic shit holes where the citizenry are equally poor and the governing elites do extremely well.Yet Socialists keep trying to sell this utopia but can’t point to a single successful example of where it has worked (Scandinavia? ya right). Socialism does work until you run out of others peoples money to spend, to paraphrase Maggie Thatcher. Well, Canada will be out of other’s money to spend if we vote in NDP or Liberals. Harper isn’t perfect but the best of three eveis.
commented 2015-09-04 12:20:28 -0400
Jimmy da Clueless . . . Nye like Suzuki is a Complete Fraud . . . . he is a TV star . . . too bad nutty Bill didn’t fly over the hundreds of square miles of China where the mine “Rare Earths” . . . desolation as far as the eye can see, poisoned rivers and lakes. But alas, there is no money to be made from the citizens there by these Scammers.
AGW is an Unproven Hypothesis . . . according to NASA Satellite data . . . no warming since 1998 !
commented 2015-09-04 12:16:03 -0400
Brinkman . . . “Long time NDP supporter” ? ? ?
Who in their right-mind would support theses loons? Every province they have run they turned it into a “Have Not” Province. For 60 years Saskatchewan suffered with their insanity. Manitoba is a backwater . . . but YOU still believe.
No Critical Thinking going on here . . . .
Look around the world Brinkman . . . Socialism a 19th century failed philosophy, is leading many countries into bankruptcy!
But you . . . ignore the reality . . . how Progressive . . . LOL
commented 2015-09-04 12:12:54 -0400
Brinkman: " My first news source of the day begins with CBC, followed by the Rebel, National Post, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera". At least he’s listening to one news source that encourages critical thinking.
commented 2015-09-04 10:32:47 -0400
Jimmy why is it you lefties think there is man made global warming when the data shows you are wrong.
commented 2015-09-04 09:46:00 -0400
Yes Jimmy, both you an Bill Nye are “illuminated” people who are in possession of sacred esoteric knowledge linking non existent global warming to people with opposing politics and as an added bonus, you’ve pin pointed the problem to (drum roll please) PMSH and Alberta ( an NDP enclave) – we need look no further, there is no other explanation, – phantom climate crisis is caused by people and things we don’t like – at least that’s how the theory capuslizes. (A) Harper (Feds) have no control over Alberta’s resources and certainly no control over the demand markets which dictates development and production of its output, and B) CO2 impact and AGW/ACC is an far from settled scientific issue.

Obviously Bill and yourself missed the fact that the earth has been cooling for 18 yrs, as CO2 increased, or that at a molecular level carbon reflects IR (heat) wavelengths not absorbs it, and that looking at CO2 as causative in climate moderation while discounting the impact of pole shift, charged particle bombardment, sun spots, oceans, vulcanism and other extra terrestrial forces is like looking at the rear wheel lug nuts to understand how the cooling systems of a automobile work.

By the way your hero Bill Nye (the scientist for hire guy) was against commercial GMOs before he had a meeting with Monsanto and fell in love with GMO food production. Bill provides the best science money can buy.

Real science is divided on climate causation -
commented 2015-09-04 07:54:39 -0400
Brinkman a long times NDP supporter has to say something in defeat. Alberta will suffer dearly at the hands of NDP. They ran Ontario into the ground under Bob Rae.
commented 2015-09-04 07:50:56 -0400
Brinkman there you go spamming your site on the Rebels dime. Shameless troll.
commented 2015-09-04 07:38:15 -0400
ANDY NEIMERS Maybe the CBC is not all that bad as you think Andy – Just people doing thier jobs – Building Trust in the news media is so important – Even Commander Ezra Levant said “Trustworthiness, you can build it, you can destroy it in a moment” My first news source of the day begins with CBC, followed by the Rebel, National Post, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera – At times I tune into Democracy now (the in trustworthiness news radio) and then I tend to my citizen news service
Active Citizenship – Free News Sharing
commented 2015-09-04 01:25:29 -0400
Trust the good old CBC to report that Prasad Panda won tonight “in a tight race”… Just more BS and obfuscation from that “temple of journalistic integrity”… Jimmy… are you listening, or again figuring out how to spin this one?….
commented 2015-09-03 23:46:15 -0400
Congratz to MPP Prasad Panda! 22 seats for the WildRose now.
commented 2015-09-03 23:24:16 -0400
Speaking as a long time NDP supporter Panda’s win strengthens the opposition that will make a stronger Alberta democratically = Congratulations to Prasad Panda and his team in Calgary/Foothills – the best man won!
commented 2015-09-03 23:03:17 -0400
Panda is opening up a lead. CBC reports
commented 2015-09-03 23:02:18 -0400
Results too close to call but Wildrose Panda leads at the moment
commented 2015-09-03 22:52:18 -0400
Bill Nye Calls Alberta Oilsands ‘Depressive’

Bill Nye (yes, The Science Guy) went on an aerial tour of the Alberta oilsands, and has nothing good to say about what he saw.

In an interview with APTN’s Brandi Morin, the television show host described the experience as “depressive.”

According to APTN, Nye took an aerial tour of mining areas in northern Alberta as part of a climate change documentary he is working on, called “Bill Nye’s Global Meltdown.”

“Producing all this oil that’s producing all this carbon dioxide, that’s not good from a global stand point,” he said.

“And from an environmental point of view locally, it’s astonishing and overwhelming.”

Nye also paid a visit to the Fort McKay First Nation Monday, to speak with the community about their relationship with the energy industry.

“I think anybody would say that First Nations have rights that have been abridged or catastrophically curtailed,” Nye told APTN.

He pointed to the upcoming federal election, saying the future of the environment will be in the hands of whoever Canada elects as its next leader.

“Everybody says they feel like the tipping point’s been reached. Everyone we speak with, where enough is enough kind of thing. But then you have people that are in denial of climate change, who justify all of this extraordinary exploitation to the environment,” he said. “It’s amazing the scale of it, is just very hard to believe and very troubling.”

Nye has long been vocal about the need for climate change discourse. In an interview with VICE last year, he spoke about the influence of the energy industry on the Canadian government.

“[Prime Minister] Stephen Harper is a controversial guy in the science community because [of] the policies, especially in Western Canada, with regard to the production— that’s the verb they use, “producing,” but you’re taking old earth and burning it — of tar sands, oil shale… Is there tar shale? Is there sand goo? Whatever," he said.
commented 2015-09-03 20:05:29 -0400
“…There is nothing more dangerous for Alberta’s incompetent governing socialists than facing a newly elected member of an opposition party who has the smarts and background to clearly explain why they are always full of shit…”
commented 2015-09-03 19:39:40 -0400
There is nothing more dangerous for Alberta’s incompetent governing socialists than facing a newly elected member of an opposition party who has the smarts and background to clearly explain why they are always full of shit. Ontario’s NDP Premier elect Bob Rae quickly discovered how heavy that burden can get when it turns out your bench strength are mostly buffoons.
commented 2015-09-03 19:23:34 -0400
Ezra, I hope you’re right, an NDP or PC win would be devastating. I was hoping you wouldn’t predict this one, you’ve got a lousy record :-)
commented 2015-09-03 18:56:36 -0400
First off, Prentice should be footing the cost of this unnecessary election out of his own pocket.
Second. all the perennial entitled career parasites in the Defunct PCs might as well come out of the closet and form the eternal under 10 seat Alberta Liberal party – truth in advertising, fitting and just.
commented 2015-09-03 16:19:00 -0400
It will also be a stick in the spokes for Mulcair if Mr. Panda wins. As will it be a stick in the federal campaign of Junior’s adoptive Mommy, if the P/C’s win today in Ontario.

If we have W/R and P/C respective wins, do you think there will be much written about them in the mainstream media, about how the regressive’s federal campaigns are on the skids? On the other hand, would W/R and P/C losses be analyzed to the nth power as proof that Mr. Harper’s campaign is in troubles? I am sure in case of either win or loss by the W/R (Alta) and P/C (Ont). the treatment will be even handed by the press…I also have the Dunvegan Bridge across the Peace River to sell.