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News Roundup-ette for Friday, Dec 2, 2022. It’s a Very Revealing Edition!

Oh good!, I thought. As a huge fan of Formula 1 racing, I thought the company was finally revealing a spine. They were finally on board the Let's Stop Kowtowing To and Appeasing The...

Election interference is all around us | 选举干扰无处不在 | Retweet if you agree, ironically.

Global News' Sam Cooper opened the eyes of many Canadians a couple of weeks ago when he reported that Trudeau had been briefed on Chinese Communist election interference in Canadian elections in 2019 (and...

News Roundup-ette for Tuesday Nov 29, 2022. Misinformation edition!

How's that climate change emergency crisis narrative going? Not nearly as well since Musk started freeing Twitter, such that making claims that the Big Government and The Establishment don't like won't get you canceled...

Hot Tip: Our tanks are Leopard tanks. But some think of them as Laurentian...

Wish I could say I wrote it. It's in the Vancouver Sun and National Post and I assume all the Postmedia papers online. It's the last paragraph that got me. The last line. Obviously, I won't...

Trudeau Liberals block information needed to assess their dubious decisions threatening freedom, democracy, and...

Questions are going to loom large after this Emergencies Act commission is over. That's because the important questions remained largely unanswered during the commission. And that's as the Trudeau Liberals would have it. Or at...

Obi-Wan Kenobi did not come from Saskatchewan.

People from outside of England say Worcestershire sauce like it's vital to enunciate every syllable, make a pained face like they've just had a tooth excised, and when they're done, they look around as...

UPDATED: Yesterday we heard about the Liberals’ consideration of using tanks to quash protesters....

After evidence yesterday showed two cabinet ministers blithely discussing the use of Canadian Armed Forces and its army tanks (seriously!) to quash the freedom convoy (the convoy being Canadians, in Canada), today Chrystia Freeland...

Woke cult was festering at Twitter before Musk takeover, in shocking, shocking news

Musk went snooping through the cupboards at Twitter HQ and found a closet stacked from top to bottom with "STAY WOKE" t-shirts. Twitter was a left-wing political operation. Shockface. I assume many "news" rooms...

New evidence: You thought the Emergencies Act was overreach? Hold my beer. Liberals considered...

Today at the commission investigating the Trudeau Liberals' invocation of the Emergencies Act: We found that Liberal Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti brought up using the Emergencies Act on January 30 —...

Trudeau Liberals thought they were a monarchy in the year 1432

I've been watching the Emergency Act inquiry with pretty much no interest. The feds have had months to prepare their answers and like most Liberals and liberals, they are good little soldiers, they stick together,...

News Roundup-ette for Friday Nov 18, 2022. Man-buns sell ETFs? Who f-ing knew?

Apparently, now, "visionary" investors are best represented by MS-DOS-era men (if I may be so bold as to assume he is a man) who have man-buns. I thought having a man-bun was indicative of...

News Roundup-ette for Thursday Nov 17, 2022. Toxic and stupid!

Stephen Petty - On the effectiveness of masks - YouTube Fifteen minutes of factual scientific glory. Distribute widely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3dnkbKoj4A Enlarge it to full-screen if you can, and check out the goomba sitting at the far right (by...

News Roundup-ette for Wed Nov 16, 2022. Trudeau getting an ass-kicking edition.

In a bit of news so globally embarrassing and cringeworthy that even Trudeau's own Canadian "news" media is covering it (along with the global media including Sky News, below, and even the Democratic Party's...

News Roundup-ette for Tuesday Nov 15, 2022. Misinformation edition!

There are a few levels of fun misinformation contained within the Tweets. In case the humor doesn't explain itself, here's a primer: TheVerge.com partially explains (they leave out the Johnson!). It's that time of year...

News Roundup-ette for Monday Nov 14, 2022. It’s all about dodos.

Today, Trudeau's Globe and Mail division suffered the indignity of having to acknowledge that Trudeau is actually a global political liability with whom not even the Chinese Communists want to be seen. (Don't worry,...