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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

The Article

The taxpayer owned and funded CBC is sponsoring an event at which the “rock” (as in “rock bottom”, but “still digging”, methinks) band called Holy F*** (it doesn’t use asterisks) appears, along with other government sponsors whose logos are plastered at the bottom of the advertising posters in which the name of the band appears—beside a cute bunny appealing to little kids.  The band name appears on the poster in its full glory, which is to say that “glory” is apparently what the CBC and its commenting kids all agree the band is about.  It’s anti-Christian, and uses the F-word too!  Yay! 

But in the CBC’s story about the inherently expletive-containing poster advertising the event, the CBC takes the opportunity to knock the Harper Conservatives for “cutting funding to arts” (which is itself, arguably, an outright lie), and claim the Conservatives used this Holy F*** band as an example of a reason why.  And yet the CBC doesn’t use the word itself in its story.

And again, we find that the CBC goes ahead and sponsors it all.  Sponsors it in place of those other taxpayers, “the Harper government”, which wisely thinks it’s an unwise use of our taxpayer cash for taxpayers to sponsor trash.  So this unit of government—the CBC—which knows better, skirts around their leaders and sponsors it, as if “the Harper government” and “the CBC” are entirely different entities, paid for by entirely different people. 

Nice trickery by the CBC division of the government. 

Band’s profane name prompts festival poster reprint

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
By Falice Chin, CBC News

Organizers of Calgary’s Sled Island Festival are reprinting their promotional posters after allowing an obscenity to slip through the first time.

“I looked at the poster and thought, ‘Oh gee,’” said festival director Zakary Pashak, referring to the words Holy F—-.

Holy F—- is an electronic band from Toronto, and one of the 250-plus bands scheduled to perform at Sled Island next month. The band made headlines last summer when the Harper government used its name to justify cuts to arts funding.

Bright, pink posters including the name of the band have been plastered all over the inner city.

Ali Clark, manager at Kane’s Harley Diner in Inglewood, said no one asked for permission to put up a poster in her restaurant.

“One of the kids pointed out to me there are swear words on a poster,” she said. “That’s appalling to find in a family restaurant.”

Clark said she was at first distracted by the cute illustration that accompanied the profanity.

“It has a bunny on it,” she said while crumbling up the poster. “Imagine your eight-year-old going over to read it.”

Focus should be on music, not the word
  [NOTE:  That sub-headline suddenly, gratuitously appears in their story (see graphic below), as if to highlight the CBC’s own attitude, and to instruct us as as to how to think properly!  —Joel]

Dozens of sponsors, including the CBC, are involved with Sled Island this year. The bigger sponsors had their names and logos printed on the bottom of the poster. Those include the Calgary Sun, the Calgary Arts Foundation and the City of Calgary. …

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But the CBC didn’t use “the word” in their whole story.  And nobody used “the word” in their ever so intelligent comment posts at the CBC.ca hate site!  They all used “the f-word” or “F___” or “F***” instead. 

Well that’s just “f-ing” weird!  Why the “F” didn’t they just fling the “F-word” around at the CBC web site if it’s so “F-ing” cool and “artsy” to use it?! 

image  One CBC fanster naturally took the opportunity to castigate and attempt to marginalize all Conservatives or perhaps all small-c conservatives in Canada, on the taxpayer-funded web site which brings Canadians together in their forum of love and togetherness and unity.  And at which comments are screened by taxpayer-paid moderators who approve comments before allowing them to appear. 

quadraphonic wrote:
Posted 2009/06/17 at 12:45 PM ET

“Conservative” is far more obscene than the f-word these days!

The rest of the leftist CBC fansters blasted anyone with ethics or morals or who didn’t dig exposing their children to F-ing all day long.  They make out like it’s actually a good thing to expose children to all the F-ing, and that the people who are against this are the nutbars. 

But there were actually two sane comments amongst the hater and freak comments at the CBC fan central:

dawgday17 wrote:
Posted 2009/06/17 at 2:00 PM ET

I’ve heard the word, I’ve used the word. I don’t stand in the line at the supermarket saying f this and f that, like many many people do. Its impolite and downright rude. When you do it by the way, you look and sound like an uneducated fool, not that you likely care what others think in the first place.

If there is truly nothing wrong with it then you should go into your next job interview and try it out. I bet you don’t get the job. Or maybe go and ask your grandmother how the F she’s doin. (you probably do that anyway though, it had to come from somewhere)

Just my opinion though…

Akbar32 wrote:
Posted 2009/06/17 at 12:50 PM ET

BernieTO and katie_k – The reasons any word is profane or vulgar is due to societal standards. Its the same system that decides “One of the best bands Canada has right now”. All humans live in societies and whining because it doesn’t support your personal views is silly. Societal norms are, of course, entirely arbitrary just like whether art is “good” or not. There is no scientific way to quantify these things. I’m surprised that someone interested in the arts doesn’t recognize that.

image  Both those comments got lots of “thumbs down”. 

Meanwhile, the CBC promotes the heck out of the band, including its full name, on both the taxpayer-funded web site (complete with their music and links), and on another division, its radio division called “CBC Radio 3”.

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—READER EMAIL—

(I replaced the word f**k and sh*t used in the reader’s lovely email with asterisks.  I’m such a square.)

From: Greer, Todd
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:49 PM
To: proudtobecanadian.ca
Subject: Re : the band Holy F**k

Anti-christian music ???  They are an instrumental band, the songs have no lyrics – so how exactly are they anti-christian?

And the name is a commonly used phrase when people are shocked by something.

Why don’t you get all the facts before writing this sh*t

Hi Todd!

I took out the part where I labeled them “anti-Christian” about three minutes after I posted it, on my own, because I MAY be mistaken about that, but I’m probably not.  Of course “HOLY F**K” is definitely a pro-Christian term, full of Christian values that all Christians would love.  You’re absolutely right.  Imagine my embarrassment in jumping to that asinine conclusion and (possibly but probably not) getting that wrong, with a band called “HOLY F**K”.  (…But you do know what “holy” means, don’t you?)

And thanks for your information concerning the use of the term “holy f**k”.  I did not know about that.  I was born yesterday.  As I now understand it thanks to your help, the band is constantly shocked by something, which is why they’re named “HOLY F**K”.  So it’s cool. 

Aside from that, what are your thoughts about the actual, whole point of my blog entry?  And have you emailed any questions to the CBC? 

Thanks!

Joel

From: g___
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 7:13 PM
To: ProudToBeCanadian.ca
Subject: The Holy F*** band….

Hello Joel;

Am I the only one who noticed that their label is known as “Dependent Music”?

Gee, I wonder who they are dependent on ….. the Canadian taxpayers, perhaps?

And if they were in a country that didn’t financially support the national “arts”, would they even exist at all?

Gord _______, 
Kitchener, ON.

Hi Gord,

Excellent catch!  They did get a $3,000 government grant to tour the U.K., which was, I guess, to help represent our Canadian interests abroad —to represent us all and show off our Canadian culture and the best of what we have to offer as a nation — to the world. 

Joel

 

 

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