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Yahoo News — Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday after parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis.
Too bad Canada doesn't have a Parliament. Or a news media.

Canada Excluded From International China Security Pact

Globe and Mail Dismissed by Justin Trudeau as merely a crass American salesman's move to pawn off the latest high-tech US-built nuclear subs to what we have to therefore assume he thinks are the total idiot Aussies, the three-nation deal didn't even include Canada in the talks leading up to the historic pact. And after Trudeau's comments on the matter (and the aforementioned attitude toward the Aussies), you can understand why.
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday played down Canada’s exclusion from the Indo-Pacific security deal, saying it is merely a way for the U.S. to sell nuclear submarines to Australia ... “This is a deal for nuclear submarines, which Canada is not currently or any time soon in the market for. Australia is.”"
In a clear indication that even Trudeau's political bro Joe Biden doesn't actually take him or Canada seriously anymore (forcing one to wonder if his high-fivin' bro Barack Obama doesn't also come off as a bit two-faced after Obama gave Trudeau a campaign "endorsement" this week), even Canadian officials were left in the dark. Almost like Canada can't even be trusted anymore on any level.

"Three officials, representing Canada’s foreign affairs, intelligence and defence departments, told The Globe and Mail that Ottawa was not consulted about the pact, and had no idea the trilateral security announcement was coming until it was made on Wednesday by U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison."

Trudeau, in contrast, delayed Canada's Wuhan Virus immunization program by signing a deal not with the Americans or Brits, but with... CHINA, for vaccines, in what turned out to be a total failure with countless Canadian lives lost as a result. What is going on here?

And the science SAYSSS…

National Post —Move over Donald Trump. In their NP Platformed email available to subscribers, columnist Sabrina Maddeaux calmly explains that Justin Trudeau's recent uncontrolled angry outbursts — one at a citizen who was rude, and one at a reporter who dared challenge him with actual reporter-like questions — provides a clue as to his baser instincts. And if you saw these outbursts, you'd agree, it isn't a good look for him or any normal human. But moreover, it's a terrible look for anyone claiming the title of Prime Minister. But it's this new line of anti-science, pure crass political campaign bullshit that has me riled:
"...At a weekend rally in Oakville, Ont., Trudeau revealed his hand when he claimed that, “If you want this pandemic to end, go out and vote Liberal.” He repeated the message again, even turning it up a notch, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, saying, “If you want this pandemic to end for good, go out and vote Liberal!”
"This is the ultimate false promise by a politician who’s become infamous for making false promises. No one can guarantee he will be able to end the pandemic. In fact, the expert consensus seems to be that there will be no real end to it: the virus will become endemic and we will be forced to live with it, albeit hopefully more normally. ..."
So it's "follow the science," and "the science says... to vote Liberal”? Many, especially the media, would dismiss "bible belt" politicians who insinuated that "God wants you to vote [whatever way].  This blowhard — and his disciples — should be treated no differently.

Two NDP humans resign their candidacy for alleged racist tropes

The National Post headline reads, "Two federal NDP candidates...

Inflation races higher in Canada — another new emergent threat to any economic recovery

Globe and Mail — They're reporting that Canada’s inflation rate jumps to 4.1%, fastest pace since 2003, sending shockwaves to almost nobody in the news media ahead of the stupid election. For example, the state-owned CBC "news media" division of the Trudeau Liberals reports it as their news item number seven or eight from the top. The G&M, as if explaining it to the CBC, wrote:
"The Statscan report arrives just five days before a federal election that’s seen affordability emerge as a key theme on the campaign trail, with all major parties pitching ideas to rein in a variety of costs, including for housing, child care and wireless plans..."
The cost of "wireless plans" is something like priority number 18,539 for me and 99% of the country, but Jagmeet Singh and the NDP — and therefore their loyal media at every opportunity — make out like it's more important than... I don't know.... inflation at 4% and Canada falling out of the economic freedom top ten... to say nothing of trillion-dollar debts and out-of-control budgets, and that thing about the end of our freedom of speech 'n junk like that. But ma wireless plan!!%#

Not “election news,” apparently: Canada drops out of top 10 countries in annual economic freedom report

Fraser Institute — In a sane land with actual journalism, this would be front-page news, one week ahead of an election. "In this year’s report, Canada ranks 14th based on 2019 data, the most recent comprehensive data, part of a downward trend since 2016. (Last year, Canada initially ranked 8th, although data revisions later lowered its rank to 13th.)"
“Due to higher taxes and increased regulation in Ottawa and the provinces, Canadians are less economically free, which means slower economic growth and less investment in Canada,” said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom at the Fraser Institute.
Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government [Canada: 111th], legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).

Why isn’t this the biggest story in Canada?

National Review — "Why Isn’t the Attack on Larry Elder the Biggest Story in America?"  Their sub-head put it exactly right:
"A white woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of our largest state, and the media shrug."
And they begin their story much as I have over the years: "Do a search for “Larry Elder” and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up. Washington Post? Zilch. Nothing comes up on the New York Times site either..." — only replace those outfits with CBC, CTV, Global, Globe & Mail, etc.
In case you're stupid, let me fill you in: Larry Elder is a black man, but moreover, and in fact almost entirely over, he is a conservative man of considerable intellect and conscience. A Republican.
Indeed, in Canada, wherein they talk endlessly about evvvvvvery instance of "racism" in America in their activist effort to have it spill over into Canada and create divisions here to help fulfill their political ends, they utterly ignored this overt racism doozy. Why? Because they're hypocritical, dishonest, ideological, political... anything but journalists. They should all be ashamed of themselves. But I bet they aren't.
And yet they are so self-assured and arrogant that despite their obvious corruption, which they don't even care if you notice, they continue to demand and accept YOUR taxpayer handouts.

WE: The liberals’, the Liberals’, and Trudeau’s shame —documented in 4-part podcast

The Podcastosphere — I've listened to four parts of the well-done series titled "The White Saviors," narrated by Olusola Adeogun. There will be one more episode. The series documents the "cult" — yes, cult is the word used by an interviewee who worked for them — that is the liberals' own WE organization. I always thought of this WE group as cult-y, and corrupt, and as phony as a Liberal or NDP campaign promise, and as a leftist brainwashing center of bullshittery, but now, more so. Including, or especially because of, Justin Trudeau's participation in it. And the news media's love of it. And Big Public Education's embrace of it. And all of that combined.
The podcast is well described as "the exclusive story of a charity that did well when it was supposed to be doing good."
Produced by Canadaland, which has been on it for years, and arguably broke the story of WE and Liberal Party corruption in 2020.

Click and learn: https://play.acast.com/s/the-white-saviors

Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media

RealClearPolitics.com — I bring you the numbers because the others won't. The "news" media only bring you the news they want you to know, filtered through their very special way of telling it to you — because as you know, they're not really a "news media" at all. Therefore, Biden being increasingly underwater, as demonstrated by the scientific data that the news media studiously refuses to follow at RealClearPolitics.com, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
Click to see chart
Read a well-reasoned explanation of Biden's declining poll numbers by Rich Lowry, at Politico, but not at any of the "news media" outlets that couldn't stop reporting on Trump's declining poll numbers.

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NATIONAL POST:

“Dropping 500 new movies?” So… churning out crap like poop out of a cow’s butt, if I understand correctly.

And if that headline about Sean Connery in a “mankini,” complete with the gross photo, isn’t enough of a reason to drop Disney+, there are at least 500 others. Here’s one: Their cancelling of one of their stars, Gina Carano, literally for being even marginally conservative-tolerant and therefore, to their minds, a despicable deplorable.

The Disney folks are apparently intolerant bigots and woke idiots. (Add them to the list.)

I think dropping Disney+ from my cable line-up would be one of the 500 companies I deal with that I could easily drop, while at the same time helping preserve freedom and democracy, fighting back against woke left-wing idiots, and saving my cash for more worthy causes like throwing it out the window and watching it fall to the ground. (Plus, or “+” — I would get to watch less idiotic TV, thereby not turning into a total moron.)

Apparently you have to be like James Bond to figure out how to drop Disney though, once you’ve been suckered into signing up (although you can probably do it even while not wearing a “mankini” like a Village People macho, macho man). It’s so difficult to cancel that there are several articles written about how to do it, aside from Disney+’s own explanation. Here are some other tips which are apparently required to do what should be a simple task but isn’t for some odd reason having nothing to do with scamming the crap out of you by purposely making it difficult to get out of paying them their exorbitant monthly fees:

And there are any number of videos helping you get through it. Best you don’t even sign-up, obviously. (Reminds me of canceling the Globe and Mail, where they force you to call them on the phone so they can badger you into staying on — “To cancel your Globe Unlimited subscription, please contact our Customer Care team at: 1-855-813-6111″— but you can’t understand a word they’re saying and then they hang up on you, long story, suffice it to say I eventually cancelled by way of stern emails from me. Others have similar problems with canceling G&M.)

Canceled from The Mandalorian, and then fired by her own talent agency, and then Hasbro cancelled her Mandalorian toys as if to pile-on like all bully progressive leftist pile-ons these days, Gina Carano has now been hired by Ben Shapiro, of all people, to work on future movie releases, following the success of Shapiro’s first movie venture, “Run Hide Fight.” She will work on other new movies that also don’t push an anti-conservative left-wing woke idiot agenda. Which should be extremely refreshing. I urge you to support this effort.

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NATIONAL POST:

We didn’t need a report to explain that governments are spending like there’s no tomorrow (and some leftists and other greenies do actually believe there is literally no tomorrow, so that may explain that). But what the hell, thanks for the eightieth report on this obvious government failure of massive, historic proportion (eclipsing even their Covid and lockdown failures). Also see the running tally at the right side of every page on this web site, with the national debt read-out.

So “reporting” now, it’s:

  • The Conference Board of Canada with some of the most dire warnings I’ve ever read from them in my lifetime;
  • The International Monetary Fund also this week with dire government spending that turns into permanent government spending warnings for Canada;
  • The C.D. Howe Institute warning of much the same thing;
  • And before that the Fraser Institute with multiple warnings complete with its extremely comprehensive scientific evidence, charts, and graphs, and much, much more.
  • Oh and I’ve been pointing this out for twenty years. But whatever.

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NATIONAL POST:

(I may have mentioned this sort of thing before).

File this under D for duh… “D” also coincidentally being the grade that teachers get. Or at least the militantly, extremists, radically left-wing — sometimes, I believe, marginally if not absolutely, Marxist — teachers’ unions.

No file it under F, and U get to guess what F stands for.

Teachers unions have declared war against conservatives, parents, families, Christians, capitalism, freedom, Canadian traditions, our heritage, and our democracy writ large. That’s a broad statement, but you know it’s true if you’re honest. Especially if you have a child attending one of the state indoctrination centers controlled by the teachers unions.

I think it’s time to fight back. Wear a “mankini” while giving them what for, and they’ll think you’re “diverse” and might listen to you for more than two seconds.

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NATIONAL POST:

Cruz is an idiot for doing this, based on what we know. But the good thing is that no Democrats, liberals, progressives, or leftists of any kind have ever, are not now, nor will they ever do such a stupid thing. It’s only Republicans that do this. That’s a fact. (As reported in mainstream media).

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Another We Warned You moment. (How many of these do we need?)

Next thing you know, I’ll be having to warn greenies about solar panels not working in the dark of night, under cloudy skies, or in the shade.

Turns out wind turbines don’t always work — even in Texas where the global warming is causing freezing temperatures just to confuse you all about the “science” of global, um, warming — and so sometimes you need good ol’ gas and oil to provider for, you know, life. Luckily Texas has some.

“With Texans shivering as power outages continue for a fourth day, the Biden Administration announced it is deploying diesel generators to the state. Yes, good ol’ dirty diesel fuel is coming to the rescue again.

“The left’s denialism that the failure of wind power played a starring role in Texas’s catastrophic power outage has been remarkable. Liberals blame gas plants for not covering wind’s you-know-what when turbines froze amid surging demand. This is ironic since they seem to be acknowledging that fossil fuels are necessary, though they still want to banish them…”

And when you delve into the matter, at the root of it, you find progressives’ federal tax subsidies and other such goodies which implore states and utility companies to deploy these “green” modes of energy, while abandoning trusty oil and gas because they are taxed and burdened by copious “green” regulations.

Actual top headline at RT.com, the state-controlled international television network funded by the Russian government: “Texas disaster is what happens when you DON’T pursue a Green New Deal – AOC.”  The Chinese are also in favor of AOC’s lunacy, no doubt. Get a clue, people.

At least maybe this weather ‘n government disaster will help keep progressives from moving to Texas as they have been in droves, abandoning their progressive high-priced, high-taxed, high regulated, speech-controlled, homelessness havens, and gun-controlled “Utopias,” California and New York and such.

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“National Post must be cancelled. Enough is enough. Racists.” —Erin O’Toole, Conservative Party leader. (OK this is just what I imagine him having to say, in order to be consistent and not hypocritical).

You’ll remember O’Toole, leader of the Conservatives (or rather, the “Conservatives”), the guy who promised to stand up for freedom of speech and you know like whatevers before he got enough votes to take over the party. He fired former leadership candidate and current MP Derek Sloan for, well, being “right-wing,” and for questioning the national loyalty of certain federal health officials. Like asking aloud who’s side they are on, China’s or Canada’s, didn’t occur to anybody else. Much was made of it. O’Toole was extremely righteous and haughty about it. It made me sick. Not China Virus sick, but sick.

Here’s the National Post today:

Quotes:

  • “Our federal health minister — in pandemic time analogous to a minister of war — took over McCallum’s role as chief representative of the Chinese regime to Canada, continually defending how the Chinese communist party handled the pandemic.”
  • “As for the rest of the government, its conduct this past coronavirus year does invite the question: Which is your country?”
  • “…Donald Trump restricted flights from China to the U.S., barring non-citizens from arrival. That mightily upset China, so Trudeau took China’s side, not imposing flight restrictions for another six weeks.”

Soon we’ll have to fire O’Toole for being on China’s side.

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