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BC Liberal Party website — They obviously put out a news release announcing their leadership debate, stating, as even their own website states, that you can stream it at their website. The Globe and Mail said so too, even. But go to their website, and nothing like an anticipatory video teaser is there. Like they're not even set up for it. Or don't care if you watch it. You can, they say, watch it on Facebook. But I won't support that crap. So heckofa job, Libbies.

Click to (not) watch it

 

Canadians love their cheap Chinese trinkets despite the moral question

Globe and Mail — Startling reports out of the Port of Vancouver indicate just how much Canadians care that communist China was (and still is) holding Canadian and American citizens illegally, steals intellectual property from everyone around the world, is a rogue racist state, an authoritarian and totalitarian dictatorship, which is bent on global communist domination, which enslaves and arguably eliminates ethnic groups, and which pollutes the entire globe to beat hell.

The Port of Vancouver is sending record numbers of empty shipping containers to Asia ... The reason so many shipping containers are going back to Asia filled with nothing but air has to do with a surge in consumer demand for Asian goods ...

...There were 597,443 TEUs of empty containers exported from Vancouver in the first eight months of this year, up 89 per cent from the same period in 2020. And 2020 was previously the record-high year for empty-container shipments from the port.

Almost half of all the containers that have left Vancouver so far this year have been empty.

In total, the Port of Vancouver has handled 2.55 million TEUs of both imports and exports during the first eight months of 2021, up 17 per cent from the same period in 2020.

China is the largest shipper into the Port of Vancouver of containerized merchandise, including consumer goods.

What happened to all that bellyaching about "sustainability?" It doesn't apply to the country of Canada itself? Trudeau? Liberals? Maybe lose the woke BS, lose the love and admiration for "that basic dictatorship" and labels that read "Fabrique en Chine," raise the Canadian flag that you've shamed from its now months-long half-mast detention, and show you give more of a crap about Canada and its real, actual issues.

Hey has China relaxed its restrictions on tourists from the west yet? Asking for literally nobody.

Wall Street Journal —Don't plan your next trip to China without writing your will and saying goodbye to loved ones. The WSJ's editorial board is not impressed - with China or with President Biden and his team of surrender monkeys.

China’s Hostage Triumph

The U.S. lets Huawei’s CFO off easy, and Beijing frees two Canadians.   
By The Editorial Board
Updated Sept. 27, 2021 7:56 am ET

Westerners working in China are officially on notice. You could be arrested on trumped up charges at any time and used as hostages to promote Communist Party interests. That’s the message from the humiliating U.S. surrender to China’s hostage diplomacy in the case of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

Canadian authorities arrested Ms. Meng in 2018 at the request of the U.S., which charged her with bank and wire fraud. Under a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) reached Friday, Ms. Meng was allowed to return to China without going to trial. She merely admitted to facts she had previously denied. Shortly thereafter, and right on cue, China released two Canadians it had arrested on phony charges not long after Ms. Meng’s arrest.

China’s immediate release of businessman Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig proves their arrest was a hostage-taking to pressure Canada and the U.S. over Ms. Meng. In China the law serves the Party. But in the U.S. the law is supposed to operate independent of political interests. ...

I'd no sooner visit China than I would North Korea, Iran, or Cuba.

“Health Reasons.” Fer sure, China.

Globe and Mail — It's not the Globe and Mail's fault. In this case, they're just reporting. And it — China — is just utterly insulting our intelligence and totally disrespecting us. I didn't even read the article because I don't take well to being insulted by communists or a-holes. But on the other hand, this one is all Globe and Mail. For me it's about the contrast between how they treated the last president's handling of the border crisis — a problem not of his own making; and how they are treating this president's handling of a far worse crisis of his and his comrades' own making. Media bias 101? Or them more simply utterly insulting our intelligence and totally disrespecting us?

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

Justin Trudeau and the Liberals and their bill C-10 represent yet another battle in a huge cultural, political, and ideological war. And Canadians — particularly conservatives — have chosen “not to die on that hill” so many times in the past, the warriors have become emboldened. Their newspapers division now write about (Canadian!) government plans to enable government authorities to barge into private (Canadian!) stores, buildings, and offices, and forcefully gain access to (Canadian!) computers and employees’ cellphones, review what’s on them for what they deem to be nefarious thoughts or speech or language-related material, then abscond with the forbidden data under the looming threat of the state’s punishment — and they write this without even batting an eye.

Get a load of this segment of the Globe and Mail’s editorial by its Editorial Board today, headlined “François Legault just set a constitutional trap for Justin Trudeau,” about the French “Nation’s” Bill 96 — their latest demands on what remains of our clearly stupidly-constructed and now increasingly lame Canadian constitution. Moreover, note how they managed to actually type these words out without any accompanying outrage whatsoever:

…It tightens commercial sign rules; increases fines; sets quotas on how many non-English speakers can enroll in English-language colleges; and requires that French be the chief language of work in businesses with more than 25 employees, down from the current benchmark of 50.

To ensure businesses are complying, it forces them to give language inspectors access to work computers, or any other electronic device containing data, in order to “to verify, examine, process, copy or print out such data.”

That last bit would be totally ubiquitous within any of the former Soviet Union dictatorship’s newspapers, Kim Jong-Un’s North Korean propaganda sheets, or in today’s official Chinese Communist rags, as the “reporters” report on the cleansing of their populations of dissidents (always for “democratic” purposes!), using their big-booted government thugs’ authority. It’s what you used to only read about in, you know, Fascist states. Dictatorships. Shit-holes, to use a famous former president’s terminology before he was banned from speaking by “freedom” and “democracy” experts in Big Tech who were universally cheered on by our establishment news media’s freedom of speech and democracy advocates, oblivious to the irony and perfidy of their ways. The fact that an establishment newspaper — arguably the most established newspaper in our erstwhile “free” country — can write those words without so much as a warning as to their clearly un-Canadian and authoritarian nature, is astounding. And I’m speaking as someone who is jaded by reading years of this increasingly vile crap put out by the left’s news media.

As Andrew Coyne wrote (and as I mentioned) just a couple of weeks before when he was trying to explain the horrors of bill C-10’s goal of Big Government regulation of the internet, “I still can’t believe I’m typing that phrase…”.  It seems the rest of the Globe and Mail got over it pretty quickly.

I told you this can happen quickly, especially when every hill is a hill you won’t die on. But even I’m a little surprised how quickly Canada is disassembling.

Quebec’s (sorry — “The Nation of Quebec” — that was another hill we died on) French language and culture authoritarians are doing the same sort of government-control thing as C-10 today, only in French. It is a bilingual country, after all. Bill 96 seeks to mandate French, and also to just go ahead and unilaterally change Canada’s constitution so it’s more to its liking.

But don’t worry, Canada has a political leader to stop this. Right? Wrong. That’s totally cool, say Canada’s “leader,” Justin Trudeau. (Hint: this would be another hill.) So if you were hoping to pass off your responsibility to Trudeau, and have him stand up for Canada in your place, which is arguably what he’s getting paid to do, with you in charge, forget it. (Remember: you’re the marionette, not the other way around!)

But these latest tyrannies will all be accepted by most Canadians, as led by Trudeau and the Liberals’ trusty news media division, just as everything the government does to Canadians is all happily accepted by most Canadians. Canadians are happy, polite marionettes, and marionettes gotta marionette.

Of course it is important, this disassembling of Canada. But most Canadians don’t see it that way. They view government compliance as their job; and to do it with politeness and by being quiet about even the most egregious government diktats, because this is seen as more important than freedom, or dignity, or one’s human rights, or you know, Canada. Or something. So disassemble away, “eh.”

Nobody outside of the Liberal Party Politburo even cares (least of all in Quebec, where the Bloc intends to support passage of bill C-10 along with Justin Trudeau’s NDP division as led by its political marionette, Jagmeet Singh, who self-styles as the “DEMOCRATIC socialist” stressing “DEMOCRATIC” as emphatically as he can muster without breaking into laughter).

If anyone truly cared, proposed laws like this wouldn’t even be brought up in serious or polite conversation, much less accepted by so-called “democratic” parties, as it now already is, as a fait accompli. (There’s my French component, “marionette” and “fait accompli,” which may or may not keep me online or out of some damned shit-hole government re-education camp).

Bill C-10 mandates, by government authority, that those who create content — people like me — and I’m quoting the bill here — “serve the needs and interests of all Canadians — including Canadians from racialized communities and Canadians of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds, socio-economic statuses, abilities and disabilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and ages — and reflect their circumstances and aspirations, including equal rights, the linguistic duality and multicultural and multiracial nature of Canadian society and the special place of Indigenous peoples within that society.”

That’s this year’s bill. Which builds on previous bills. Which all reduce your freedoms, not enhances them. Which all increase government control over you, not reduce it. How long before we casually read in the Globe and Mail another glib piece about the federal governments plan to reign-in “wrong speech,” using almost identical words as they did today: “To ensure writers and speakers are complying, it forces them to give speech inspectors access to work computers, or any other electronic device containing data, in order to “to verify, examine, process, copy or print out such data.”

As a Canadian who has run a politically, boldly conservative Web site, with bold American commentators, and millions of American and Canadian visits over many years, and created many YouTube videos — one alone concerns American politics and has about 6½ million views — I refuse to dance to their Soviet-style un-Canadian tune. Not being a government-controlled marionette is my God-given right, it’s not a Trudeau government-given right. So it is unalienable, and it is paramount, is what I say. In English only.

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