Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Madness, Stupidness, Ridiculousness, Ignorance 

(see full Globe and Mail story): "And now I see the madness ... and the stupidness, the ridiculousness and the ignorance that surrounds this affliction,' Mr. Klein said, 'and the absolute overreaction to something that has the possibility of afflicting, you know, a person who eats ten billion meals of spines and brains and other awful parts".

Hmmm. Seems to me that these words could be used to characterize Ralph's public statements about the Mad Cow crisis that afflicts our province and to a lesser extent the rest of the country. He continues to insult the very people that we need to work with in order to get this problem resolved; that being the Americans and the Japanese. (See previous insults here)

We would be much further ahead if he would let representatives from the Cattle Producers or from his own Alberta Agriculture department make public statements. They would be able to describe the lack of risk to beef consumers using calm, rational words. That's what is needed at a time like this, not childish insults. They might also come up with a more grown-up word for what Ralph calls the awful parts.

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