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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.

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Surprising to not one single soul who is even remotely in search of the great book “GODLESS”, Ann Coulter’s latest (of five) huge best-sellers; or the great thinker Mark Steyn’s best-selling book “America Alone”; or, say, Bill O’Reilly’s huge best-seller “Culture Warrior”, the Chapters – Indigo “Christmas” catalogue, which they call their “Holiday Gift Guide 2006” is out, and it features none of them, nor virtually any of the other huge best-selling conservative-tolerant books of late.  Left-wing books?  Oh yes of course.

Chapters – Indigo is owned by liberal-leftist Heather Reisman, who with her billionaire husband are Liberal Party stalwarts and fund raisers. readers will recall a recent column by “our” columnist Barbara Kay, called “Ignoring Canada’s conservative readers” in which she touched on this subject, as well as my numerous blog entries about this issue, as well as several columns by our other columnists similarly speaking about this issue. 

In their 56-page “Christmas” – no sorry—“Holiday” flyer (which is nonetheless decorated with Christmas – no sorry “Holiday” decorations like Christmas lights and wreaths), they have a two-page feature which lists the books for the thinking man and woman.  For the smart set.  These are the books they recommend for the modern smarties in Canada today.  They call it their “big ideas” selections. 

It might more appropriately be called the far-left anti-Bush environut CBC-luvin’ Communist-curious section.  But no, they stuck with “big ideas” because ideas are only “big” if they’re leftist, if I understand correctly. 

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Here’s some of their selections, in case the scanned graphic doesn’t come through clearly enough on your capitalist computer materialist consumer monitor product from the evil United States which is currently governed by that war criminal Bush and his fascist dumb-dumbs:

** For the anti-Bush set, the already passé “State of Denial” by Bob Woodward.  More Bush is an obtuse ignoramus elixir for the liberal-left masses of automaton stupidity. 

** Still more for the anti-Bush and anti-Israel set: an offering from one of the liberal-left’s favorite sons, the worst president in recent history, Jimmy Carter, and his “Palestine – Peace Not Apartheid”.  Reviews I’ve read of the book suggest it constantly gives the terrorists a pass, while bashing Israel.  Wow, that’s surprising since it was written by Michael Moore’s seat-mate at the last Democratic Party convention, Jimmy Carter.

** Extreme leftist moonbat Noam Chomsky wrote about this other selection:  “Essential reading . . . The most illuminating study I know . . . gives remarkable insight into Islamic militancy.”  That’s a clue about the nature of “On the Road to Kandahar: Travels Through Conflict in the Islamic World” by Jason Burke.  Another reviewer wrote:  “It should be compulsory reading for Rumsfeld and his clique.”  The book’s own description includes this phrase:  “On the Road to Kandahar shows how various and completely unmonolithic Islam really is and how the sort of standard Western generalizations about it are both stupid and dangerous.”  Point taken! 

** What left-wing book selection orgy would skip the book by George Monbiot (oh damn—you gotta know that last name is tempting me!) called “Heat – How To Stop The Planet From Burning”Burning, no less.  Golly that’s not very alarmist of the left-wing moonbat.  There I said it.  Moonbat.

** This one really takes the cake:  a book by flaming idiotarian and U.K. leftist in the Cindy Sheahan mold George Galloway.  And it’s a book about…. COMMUNIST dictator/hero to Canadian liberals Fidel Castro.  It’s called “Fidel Castro Handbook”.  Rather ironic for a Christmas catalogue, dontchathink?  Then again, it’s a “Holiday” gift-giving catalogue.  Indigo’s crack review team describes it thusly in their “Holiday” flyer:  “Revisit the remarkable life of the charismatic Cuban leader, now in his 80th year.”  Oh yes—rejoice!  For thine is the kingdom….

** Flaming liberal-left anti-Bush agitator and supreme homosexuality-promoting egoist Gore Vidal’s second—yes second—memoir is featured.  It’s called “Point To Point Navigation”.  Bet it points left only.

** No Canadian liberal would be able to sleep at night without reading the book about the rabidly anti-Bush (and therefore liberal-left hero) Nelson Mandela, who accused President Bush of being a racist because he didn’t suck up to the black leader of the liberals’ sacred United Nations, Kofi Annan, and who tried to instigate riots against the Bush administration, which he said was trying to plunge the world into a holocaust.  The book is called “Mandela – The Authorized Portrait”

** I wondered if the taxpayers of Canada paid for the new book about the state-run CBC’s “Massey Lectures”  called “An Illustrated Short History of Progress” by Ronald Wright.  “Progressives” will love it—as my wife, who read it, told me.  She read the original version, which wasn’t illustrated.  So these pictures is a coup for second-tier sales of the “History of Progress”.  Yay, I say! Indigo catalogue says: “a must read for engaged global citizens”.  See, if you’re not a liberal-leftist, you’re stupid, like George Bush. See?

** Not done with the man-made global warming tripe, Heather Reisman’s Chapters – Indigo wants you to buy “Stop Global Warming – An Activist’s Guide”.  In fact, it’s “Heather’s Pick”! I guess that’s sort of like the Oprah Book Club, only this is a pick by an overt liberal political hack.  It’s written by the well-known global climate scientist genius Laurie David, whom I’ve never heard of, so I looked up.  Turns out she and her co-author husband Larry are not global climate scientists at all.  Laurie is a liberal political activist, who produced leftist nutbar Al Gore’s alarmist, leftist “documentary” called “An Inconvenient Truth”, which is actually nothing but an insufferable pile of fear-mongering, lies, and garbage.  Husband Larry is the Hollywood liberal we all know fairly well as the producer of hits like Seinfeld, and as a liberal politico. 

** In a perhaps unwitting nod to the “big ideas” of the right, if indeed they have any at all according to “Heather”: a book by Niall Ferguson is offered, called “The War of the World”.  It is the only one of 13 books in the spread. 


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