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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. 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.
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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

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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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Democratic Party President Joe Biden canceled the Keystone pipeline on his very first day in office, so important was it for him to say shove it to Canada in the most auspicious way possible, and shove it to to any oil and gas enthusiasts (like Democrats who live in heated homes and drive cars or fly). In the process, he also flipped the bird to thousands of Canadians whose jobs and investment were summarily killed. Thousands of American jobs were lost too. Celebrations all around, amongst the left.

On his first day! It was that important to him, you know, for climate change and whatnots. He now also supports Democratic Michigan Governor Whitmer’s insane embargo against Canada as she blocks the Line 5 gas line from Michigan to Ontario and Quebec. To stop all the global warming and etc., dontchaknow.

Yet Biden, hot off the story of a devastated U.S. gas line company that was attacked by allegedly Russian hackers, causing untold mayhem and extreme concern in the U.S. north east, has today happily signaled his support for Russia and Vladimir Putin and their nice new gas pipeline to Germany by dropping U.S. sanctions against it. Even if that made political or economic or moral sense which it mostly certainly doesn’t, it’s a very tendentious gas line being built from nasty Russia to supply Germany, and is broadly seen as a terrible decision by Germany, which even the E.U. is against. This Biden decision comes even as Russia and Putin carry on as despots, national security threats, international espionage rats, and global villains.

Wall Street Journal Editorial Board writes it up succinctly:

…While the Biden Administration wants to target Russian ships working on the nearly complete pipeline, the company running the project and its CEO won’t face sanctions. State will recognize that Nord Stream 2 AG and its leader—a former East German intelligence officer—deserve to be sanctioned. Yet restrictions on a Putin crony will be waived in the name of “U.S. national interests.” This is the kind of move that prompted the media to assert that Donald Trump must be a Russian agent.

The decision suggests Mr. Biden doesn’t want to blow up his relationship with the German government, which strongly supports the pipeline. But this gets it backward. The project generates bipartisan opposition in the U.S., and in April the European Parliament called for it to be stopped. Germans have the responsibility to avoid damaging relations with Washington and the rest of the Continent. …

… As one of his first official acts, Mr. Biden shut down the Keystone XL pipeline that would improve U.S. energy security. He is treating a pipeline that increases Russian influence and income better than one that enhances America’s.

Naturally the WSJ isn’t necessarily concerned with Canada’s situation — Canada’s “energy security” as they say of the U.S. — since that is not their job, it is supposed to be Trudeau’s job and the job of Canadian voters. Nonetheless, Canada is the story’s real kicker here. Or I should say, Canada is the one who’s ass is being kicked, here, by a woman and a 78-year-old old man.

How proud are we?!

This latest ass-kicking aside, this whole pipeline question is increasingly fraught with irony after irony, and by increasingly fabulous displays of hideous lies and hypocrisies from every leftward-pointing angle.

Regarding Line 5, Leftist Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) is closing it based on supposed environmental considerations of some fashionable sort. Leftist PM Trudeau (L) and his bobblehead Liberals along with every Liberal and NDP voter in Ontario and every leftist voter in Quebec, yammer on all day long about the horribleness of building pipelines in the west (or anywhere at all), with all their very fashionable and cool-sounding climate and environmental gibberish, parlaying it only to help achieve their very yummy political ends (as they drive their cars, heat their homes, fly in jets, and take cruises). Yet here they are now facing a devastating shortage of gas and petroleum products as a partial result of the anti-pipeline rhetoric they themselves engage in every day — and base their entire vote on. And now they’re worried, and complaining. Complaining, and trying every angle to get nasty Whitmer (D) to change her nasty mind, and trying to get nasty Biden (D), who just kicked their ass and all of ours, to help them change nasty Whitmer’s nasty mind. To get the oil and gas they actually love and crave and require in pursuit of their fashionable lives.

Life can be nasty when you lack principles. Or vote Democrat. Or Liberal.

And what could have helped them avoid all this suffering and hypocrisy and even the accompanying nasty embarrassment? A Canadian pipeline, built in Canada, serving Canadians, using Canadian oil and gas, built by private Canadian investment using countless thousands of Canadian workers across the Canadian nation. Trudeau and the Liberals quickly and rather inexplicably shuttered any hope of a trans Canada gas and oil pipeline from Alberta to the east (called Energy East) early on in his career as PM, again for supposed environmental and climate change reasons. But if we’re honest, and principled, one simply has to acknowledge, because we’re not completely stupid, it was for pure partisan ideological and crass political expediency reasons. Certainly not for our “energy security.” Not for our economy. Not for climate change. Not for our job growth or investment prospects. But again, back then, it was celebrations all around. It was cheered by all of Ontario’s Liberal and further left voters, by most of the news media, and by everyone in Quebec except maybe three people. Because Liberal. Trudeau. NotConservative™.

Now they’re bitching about their shiny Democratic Party big sister in Michigan, and Uncle Joe in D.C. who they thought were like family but instead ended up getting a can of whoop-ass.

In addition, all center-left and leftist voters and politicians pretended for four years (and some still do because alas, some people are simply stupid) that Donald Trump was “a Russian spy” or a dupe being paid-off by Russia, a stool pigeon, or a secret “Russian asset” as they kept saying, loudly, on MSNBC and CNN for four years, with Canadian news media playing right along like the blinkered liberal-left numskulls and suckups they are. But look here, as the sober and conservative Wall Street Journal editors quietly point out, it’s Joe Biden who is behaving exactly as if he were literally in the pocket of Russia and a gas pipeline company. A Russian gas company mind you, not the Ukrainian one his son literally got into the back pocket of (and possibly dad too, although that element is still lacking evidentiary detail unlike that of his son) — but the news about which Twitter and most of the news media literally censored, on account of free speech and democracy, or some such utter bullshit. Biden is now dismantling the roadblocks the Trump administration set up against Putin and Russia and their gas pipeline, which Trump did for solid, sound, principled reasons, having nothing to do with phony environmental virtue-signaling, and which helped prove he was anything but an asset to Russia or a friend to Putin.

It’s rich. But smart people will learn something from it all, become honest, they leave the cult, and they grow up.

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