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Joe Oliver for leader? Alas no. But heed to his leadership.

Financial Post — Joe Oliver penned a good column today offering good conservative sense for Conservatives. So that's something different and worthwhile for you to read today in the papers increasingly filled with total bunk and muck — usually from lefties — about how the Conservatives need to go still further leftward to win. It's headlined "Conservatives must persuade the electorate, not pander to the left." And it's worth your read.

"...There is an economic and cultural route to broaden the appeal of Conservative values and policies: bring the public to you, rather than mimic the left-wing’s latest faddish ideals and retreaded socialist truths. That is what leadership is all about. ..."

Ronald Reagan believed in and practiced this philosophy very effectively, making wonderful speaches counseling his fellow conservatives to speak up — "in bold colors" — to convince the electorate to vote for the values — conservative values — which most of their fellow electorate actually already believed in. And he was one of the best and most popular presidents in US history. Joe Oliver wrote today about some of those Canadian conservative values, which, similarly, are actually Canadian values.
Joe Oliver isn't running to be the leader. He's 81 and is rightly enjoying retirement. But anybody who wants to follow in Ronald Regan's — or Joe Oliver's — footsteps is more than welcome to step up at this time, please.

Advice to GOP, which Canada’s CPC should heed: Just. Say. No.

Washington Post — From this surprising source  — the...

Lefty Mayor caught maskless but it’s ok: “I was feelin’ the spirit!”

National Review — Another article you won't read in 99% of the "news" media because, oh do I even have to say it?... she's a lefty mayor! (and we can well imagine the "news" media's faux outrage if she was a he and he was a Republican):

The mayor of San Francisco [London Breed] says that she shouldn’t be criticized for breaking her own COVID rules, because, and I quote, “I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask.” CBS reports:

“We don’t need the fun police to come in and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing,” said Breed during an interview to address the controversy.

The city’s health order states attendees at live indoor performances must remain masked except when actively eating or drinking. Breed maintained that she was drinking at the time.

“My drink was sitting at the table,” said Breed. “I got up and started dancing because I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask.”
As Charles C.W. Cooke points out, the hideousness doesn't stop just at her hypocrisy, her failure to take responsibility for her own actions, or her elitist rule-breaking, it's the fact that she laments the notion of "the fun police," when, in fact, as mayor and as the perpetrator of these asinine rules, she IS "the fun police."

Best post-election headline so far

Wall Street Journal — They get the headline just about right: Their opener:

The late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher counseled that in politics “standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous. You get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.” That’s the lesson delivered to Canada’s Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole in Monday’s national election.

I like that they added this because Canadian "news" media are loathed to mention it:

Yet while they again won the popular vote, they finished a distant second in seat count with about 119, two seats down from 2019. (By the way, the Tories have won the popular vote in five of the last six elections, which is a lesson for Americans who think this only happens because of the Electoral College.)

They see what I see. O'Toole: Speaking in pale pastels — largely pink — instead of bold colors. Lesson #596 for the Conservative Party of Canada. They'll learn someday. Maybe.
Read the WSJ take here. (Free link)

BC’s NDP gov and their “news” media divisions hiding stats and facts? Here’s one.

health-infobase.canada.ca For all the noise from the Canadian national "news" media, you'd think Ontario was the only province in the country, and that it's doing terribly with regard to the Wuhan Virus (which everybody still calls "COVID" on orders from the Communist Party of China). That's not news to anyone outside of Ontario. What might be news to people both outside and inside of Ontario is that BC's rate of death is nearly twice that of Ontario.
Don't worry lefties, even people in BC don't know that, because the "news" media in BC are actually cheerleaders for the NDP government of BC — much as the national news media is actually a division of the federal Liberal Party (well and the Ontario Liberal Party of course). Ontario is led by a party with the word "Conservative" in it, even though "Progressive" is the first and foremost word and concept in their party name and style of governance. But, you know, it's just deathn shit. Politics is way more important to the "news" media.
Facts. Get 'em anywhere you can, because you can't reliably get them from the "news" media.
See also:
And from liberalvision CTV: Secrecy over B.C.'s true number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

“The government beat the citizens! Yay!” —an elitist Canadian socialist

The Liberal Party's very own state-owned CBC's "news" (hahahahaha)...

The objective left on the regressive left

Writing beautifully about the racist and discriminatory plight of...

Take a Hint, Canada.

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?

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A labor union boss in Alberta has apparently been hiding under a massive union-made rock, and somehow missed all the lessons taught in fourth grade about Hitler comparisons. Here’s Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, on Twitter on Monday, demonstrating his ability to at once be offensive, tone-deaf, and utterly stupid at the exact same time:

“Hitler’s propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, famously said ‘always accuse your enemies of what you are doing yourself.’ That’s exactly what’s going on with Jason Kenney’s union-busting Bill 32. It’s the UCP and its corporate friends who are gaming the system,” McGowan wrote.

Just to be sure we didn’t misunderstand his intent, he plodded on:

“And, yes, I’m accusing the UCP of adopting tactics pioneered by the Nazis and being implemented by right-wing authoritarians today. Hungary, Turkey, Brazil, India, Trump’s America. These are all countries led by authoritarians who Kenney calls friends. This is what we’re up against…”

Wow. Aside from the Hitler hole he dug himself into, he just had to add the left’s other favorite political piñata, “Trump’s America.” What a doofus. And notice he didn’t mention North Korea, Cuba, China, Venezuela, and other places suffering from actual communist or socialist authoritarian dictatorships.

Here’s the tweet which Twitter hasn’t deleted or “warned” anybody about, nor have they suspended his account (because duh, he’s a leftist, etc.):

Many ironies here of course. The left makes these cancel culture rules, and then they apply them only to others. They are exempt. They apply them only to their political enemies. You good with that?

The biggest and most blatant irony is that the Kenney government (a duly-elected, democratic government, abiding by peaceful, orderly, democratic rules) is peacefully and properly advancing what is an inherently democratic, un-authoritarian bill, which gives union members a choice on whether their wages are to used by the union for political purposes (which they currently are). The bill actually advances democracy to union members; it advances liberty and freedom —in every conceivable way. If it ends up harming the leftist union and their leftist causes, well, that’s freedom in action. Obviously.

Gil McGowan is just as obviously against that. Against extending freedom to his members. All union bosses are against that. The NDP is against that too. The current law is the only thing that is remotely “authoritarian” and “undemocratic.” But they all seek to maintain that law whereby the free will of union members is diminished, rather than enhanced. This is inarguable. The only argument that remains is whether you support having your freedom whittled away like this. If you do, learn to call it what it is. And no, it’s not called “freedom.”

It’s also quintessential gaslighting. McGowan’s risible opening salvo is so gaseous it stunk-up my own computer monitor: “Hitler’s propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, famously said ‘always accuse your enemies of what you are doing yourself.’” Gil McGowan is obviously doing precisely this, calling Kenny’s move “authoritarian,” when it is actually the precise opposite of authoritarian; forcing union members to support politics that they don’t support is, in fact, the authoritarian move. But to then use the very Goebbels remark against Kenney in an enormous farce of logic, well, this is the stuff of a true master bullshitter.

Finally, there’s Godwin’s Rule. Most adolescents know this rule. Anytime anybody in an argument calls a perfectly normal human being “Hitler” or “a Nazi,” it is literally another way of saying “I’m stupid,” and “I am an unserious person,” and “I have no sound, viable argument to offer,” and “I am bereft of reason,” and “I concede defeat.”

His union members cannot be proud of this. Especially since they pay this guy’s wages. Still. Today.

By the way, have leftists in the NDP leadership and union people the nation over condemned and separated themselves from these remarks? Of course not. The Edmonton Journal quoted an NDP spokesman saying they were “too busy.” Too bad the union members still have to support the NDP financially through their union. (Still today, at least until this pro-democracy freedom-building bill is passed by the peaceful and orderly democracy currently taking place in Alberta.)

Jewish organizations are up in arms of course, because the remarks are a terrible slur on them and their history, and diminishes actual Nazi atrocities against them, reducing it all to just another opportunity for crass performative political sloganeering by another leftist union boss, but since the left doesn’t even care, he will get away with it. Jews will again suffer the consequences. Gil McGowan is still employed, the tweet remains there, and many comrades have — quite apart from demanding a retraction or apology — in fact defended what he said and added other iterations of it.

(Etc.)

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