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Duelin’ Dalton: Eagles, a lame duck and desperados

The other night while organizing files on my Wind Turbine research and
listening to an Eagles (band) album, a song came on that epitomized
the current situation regarding Dalton McGuinty’s “outlaw” prorogued
government, particularly in reference to the Green Energy Act
legislation and the effect it has had on my perceptions of the state
of democratic governance in Ontario. McGuinty’s penchant for
aristocratic decision making has been manifested in the deceptive
strategies for the implementation of his edicts, such as omnibus bill
legislation, and de facto increases in taxation which appear as Global
Adjustment charges on ratepayers hydro bills that pay for reductions
in corporate taxes through FIT subsidies, renewable energy grants and
tax exemptions, and a whopping $14.4 billion provincial budget deficit
which we’ll all have to pay down the road.   In the case of Industrial
Wind Turbine development in particular, Dalton and his gang of
ratepayer robbing “clean green” renewable energy desperado outlaws,
have  been pursued by posses of rural Ontarian’s who have been held-up
for, not only their tax dollars, increasing hydro rates and
diminishing property values, but perhaps more insidiously, their
health.  Lately, I’ve read many articles in the PEC local news about
the increasingly hard financial times for many County folk and I’ve no
doubt that the FIT subsidy hucksters are out there trying to fleece
folk with bribes and deceptive promises of plenty before the Dalton
gang meets its post prorogued fate.  Even the liberal leadership
hopefuls preparing for their lame duck government’s post prorogued
descent, are full of FIT to be tied apologies for withholding
evidence.  It struck me how poignant “eagles” and “lame duck”
represent Dalton’s IWT fiasco… and wouldn’t it be a delicious irony if
our Dalton gang could meet its fate at the hands of “Bat” Masterson, a
wild west lawman born in Lower Canada and a contemporary of the
original bank robbing “Dalton gang” outlaws.  Without further ado, I
offer the lyrics to this Eagles’ song with a few minor changes, “The
Eagles – Duelin’ Dalton, Desperado reprise”:

Well the stage was set, the sun was sinkin’ low down, as they came to
town to face another showdown
The lawmen cleared wind protestors from the streets
All you blood thirsty Conservatives will you try to find your seats?
Watch ‘em duelin’ duelin’ Dalton
High or low, it’s all the same
Easy money and faithless taxpayers
You will never kill the pain
Go down, oh Dalton, don’t you wonder why?
Sooner or later we all have to die
Sooner or later, that’s a stone cold fact
53 Liberals ride out and only a few ride back
The greens with diamonds let you down, it was an empty fable
The greens with hearts you say you never met
Your twisted fate has found you out and it’s finally turned the tables
Stole your dreams and paid you with regret
Is there gonna be anything left, is there gonna be anything?
You sealed your fate up a long time ago
Ain’t it hard when you’re all alone in the center ring
Now there’s no taxes left to borrow
Is there gonna be anything left?
Only stardust
Maybe tomorrow, maybe tomorrow, maybe tomorrow
Desperado, desperado

The original song is available at

David Norman, Rogue Primate of Bloomfield

Filed Under: Letters and Opinion

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  1. David Norman says:

    Heck, the picture of Duelin’ Dalton (McGuinty) which I took great effort to create (photo shopped) wasn’t included here on CountyLive… it can be seen at .

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