Date: Wednesday, February 22 2006
Topic: Canadian News
King Ralph made his annual infommercial to the Volk of Alberta just before the opening of the annual and only required sitting of the Legislature. In the radio ads promoting the Ralph Show on CTV it was billed as Ralphs Vision for Alberta. Read or watch the Address to see how other Albertans, and I, imagine Alberta.
The Premier was to tell his volk his vision of Albertas future and we were all to ooooo and ahhhhh and then applaud. It cost us $170,000 because Ralph never uses the already paid for services of Canada's public Broadcaster CBC, and he couldn't use the Provincial TV Radio outlet ACCESS/CKUA because he privatized it.
Well his vision was certainly lacking in orginiality Klein announces $1 billion boost to Heritage Fund and then as predicted here the King embraced the other King, King Coal. But here again his vision was blurred by the rose coloured glasses he was wearing. It wasn't imaginative but it certainly was a fantasy.
"Klein also spoke enthusiastically about so-called "clean coal" technology and the need to expand research "to unlock coal's massive potential.We already use clean coal to meet more than half of our electricity needs," the premier said. The coal beneath our feet contains twice the energy of Alberta's conventional crude, natural gas and bitumen combined." But Klein's statement about how much power is being generated from "clean coal'' was immediately challenged."
Not to be detered King Ralph also Announced that he would find a cure for Cancer.The man is an absolute wizard.
Curing Cancer, creating clean coal technology out of thin air. He even compared Alberta to a little slice of Heaven.
"In the future I see for Alberta, no one will need to worry about where they’ll live, or who will look after them as they enter their golden years." Yeah unlike today.
Ralph is not only our King he is an absolute Wizard. Wizard of Oz that is.
What is more important is WHAT HE DIDN'T SAY. Not a word about his much vaunted Third Way for Health Care Reform, the real source of his My Way or the Highway. But of course this is classic Klein. He has been announcing Health Care reform for a Decade...and all we get is studies, reccomendations, more studies, focus groups, more reccomendations, Bill 11, more studies, focus groups, International Conference, and finally a private untendered contract to a health care priavteer to see if we can reintroduce the old Alberta MSI scheme.
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