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America is so stupid! —Smug Canadians at Globe and Mail Can’t Help Themselves

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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.

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Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media — 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, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
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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.

The Article

The Globe and Mail columnist Cathal Kelly is advertising Jon Stewart’s return to TV (well, Apple TV) today, instead of his more usual sports beat, because of course he is. Trump is gone, Trudeau is aces, professional sports are all but dead due to the China variant (especially women’s sports thanks to Biden and the Democrats but nevermind, sports, shmorts), and there’s nothing else going on in Canada, especially not an impending economic catastrophe and lack of vaccinations and crippling national debt and our freedoms and democracy being tossed out the window etc.

He is discussing, with some depth, Jon Stewart’s Daily Show for some reason having nothing to do with Stewart being yet another left-wing darling, and that he just can’t contain his excitement about Stewart’s return. Yet Kelly somehow managed to not mention that Stewart’s whole brand — his whole point — was literally effective left-wing attacks against conservatives, presented in a passive-aggressive, “humorous” way, to help drive a political, cultural agenda —which would be saying the quiet parts out loud. So, good work, I guess!

Instead Kelly gets right to the usual Globe and Mail point undergirding almost all Globe and Mail writing and never left unsaid: It’s that Americans are so, so stupid, and Canadians are just so, so sensible, because… reasons. Oh and Trump is evil (and yet confusingly, he is a joke), as if I had to tell you.

Kelly explains comedy to us since we don’t have a clue what’s funny in this country except that we know America and Trump (and conservative policies) are all a joke:

“…But comedy shows require comedy. Not every leader is comedic, and not every policy is worthy of mockery. Trump and his policies represented a content jackpot.

“This is why Canada couldn’t find its own Daily Show – though lord, how our broadcasters tried. Our governments are too tedious – and, for the most part, sensible. We lack the raw material for good comedy. This is why our best comedians end up in the U.S., masquerading as Americans. Everyone wants in on that gold mine…”

Am I the only Canadian tired of this anti-America, and anti-Trump show? This banal, gratuitous berating of Americans and America and Trump and conservatives, et al, complete with the implied laugh-track? This formulaic America is a joke, Trump is a joke, their policies are a joke (well, that is, just Republican or conservative and certainly, of course, obviously, duh, Trump policies) are a joke — and basically, America is literally a joke “jackpot” and “gold mine” trope?

The show could be called Canadian Bromide. Of course the grating flip side of that hackneyed garbage is that Canada is so totally right on, in every which way, and nobody in Canada could even find anything to joke about here, which is why we have failed to produce anything funny about Canada. We’re victims… um, because we’re so perfect!

This is the usual Canadian liberal’s modi operandi: anti-American, anti-conservative, anti-Christian, anti-Trump (and anti-any-past-and-every-next-Republican-president), and mostly, progressive left-appeasing and liberal, no matter how repetitive, boring, or pedantic. (Hey! Clues to our comedy failures!)

This is no joke: Apparently we’re so bereft of creative talent despite the countless billions we’ve spent on “culture” and grants and subsidies and tax breaks to the creative set, our own state-owned film outfits, a massive and expensive state-owned broadcast conglomerate, and Canadian content rules and protective regulations — that nobody in Canada can now produce a comedy series or a Daily Show about Canada and, say, Trudeau. (Personally, I laugh daily at that whole Trudeau cabal. And at the CBC. But of course that wasn’t their desired effect. Maybe that taxpayer cash is paying off!)

Nobody in Canada can possibly find the algorithm to decode and unlock anything funny about feminist snowsurfer boy and assistant drama teacher Justin Trudeau, his bouffant hair, his super amazing sock choices, his constant virtue-signaling hideosity, and the hysterically breathy pronouncements he makes on his own Daily Show starring Justin Trudeau in front of his cute li’l cottage to the nation’s peoplekind and to his adoring, face-licking lapdogs in the media, as he breathily intones that we should wash our hands and stay inside (and that’s in answer to the question about the trillion-dollar debt)?

Here’s a show idea: Maybe Mr. Kelly could ask one of the many Canadian comedians who moved to the U.S. (currently “masquerading as an American” — and hey, isn’t that “cultural appropriation?”) or any of the millions of other Canadian professionals (including actors, laborers, authors, columnists, business people…) why they went to America; and why more go south than north. I’m pretty sure he’ll find it isn’t because those expats think America is stupid, or a big “joke gold mine,” or that it’s just full of good comedy material that somehow magically places joke money into their Levi’s.

(By the way, many Canadians and other immigrants don’t “masquerade as Americans,” any more than, say, Syrian immigrants to Canada “masquerade as Canadians.” Funny how awful and woke-mob cancel-ish it sounds when you turn around an anti-American trope, eh? But anyway no, just as immigrants do here, Canadian expats to America often go right ahead and drop their Canadian citizenship and become American citizens. Kelly should ask about that too. It’s not funny, but it is educational.)

In fact since Kelly has now joined the masquerade and is writing about American culture and TV instead of Canadian, he might use his new show to ask himself why, despite the cash grants and content regulations, virtually all that we watch in Canada is American TV, supplemented only by some good U.K. and Australian stuff. This, even as the usual anti-conservative and anti-American stuff the Canadians do produce remains an expensive joke, languishing at the bottom of the ratings and deemed unwatchable — literally too stupid for Canadians to watch — and even too stupid for those ever-so stupid Americans to watch.

I think at the end of his show he might find we’re not laughing with him.

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