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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.

We won’t “get thru this together,” any more, boyfriend.

Globe and Mail — The Liberals' Globe and Mail division sounded off today on none other than their hero, liberalism's fancy-socked neo-liberal, The Right Woke Justin Trudeau. Seems the marriage is off.
"...We will never find comfort in the Liberal Leader’s corrupted line that we will “get through this together.” He doesn’t mean it. Only certain people matter to Mr. Trudeau – the ones he uses to prosecute identity politics for the singular purpose of furthering his destiny. ..."
The G&M, in a historic fashion reminiscent of the Maclean's revelation of two years ago, suddenly wakes up to discover that the Emperor wears no clothes; or at least those he does wear are just butt-ugly, overly showy, and of poor — possibly Fabrique en Chine —quality. He is, in fact, Right Woke, as I've been saying. And thus, the G&M finally seems to have woken up. Good morning.

The Article

I openly laugh at liberals who drive cars and fly in jets to their vacations in communist Cuba and live in heated homes telling me that “they” (not them, themselves, personally, of course, but you know, “they”) have got to do something about that “man-made global warming” (puff, puff).  In debate, they’ll argue that the amount of fuel or electricity THEY’RE using is OK—but everyone else must cut back. 

No.  Wrong.  And who are they to decide the “proper” amount?  (And by the way: this is the “science” they’re always on about?) 

As long as they drive, or even take the bus, watch TV, go to the movies, shop, and poop in a toilet, they need to shut up, which they won’t, and so I laugh at them, heartily.  It’s actually a little funny.  But that’s my policy, which is based on sound logic, unlike their pretentious, painfully hypocritical, liberal-leftist political pseudo-science pop claptrap. 

But the fact is that their “Free Tibet” (to borrow a Mark Steynism) method of “taking action” on climate change, which is to say “Free Tibet” by pacifistically doing exactly nothing to free it (and if anyone tries, they scream “make love, not war!”), has actually proven to be a success in a twisted sort of way.  I was going to say it worries me but actually I’m used to that kind of thing by now.  It’s Canadian.  It’s liberalism at work.  Someone else will do the hard lifting.  Someone else will pay the shot for health care.  Someone else will fight our wars.  Someone else will take the blame.  Someone else will look after us, and our kids.  Someone else will make it right.  Of course what sometimes happens is that someone else does set out to “free Tibet”—or in this case act on “man-made global warming”.  Then what?

Liberals and their hypocritical center of the universe, the Liberal Party and the further left you’ve got to be kidding party—and (importantly) their media—are now using the provably successful modus operandi of blaming others—such as the currently governing Conservative Party—for even their own past actions and inactions and indiscretions, as a matter of political course.  It’s become a routine for them.  It’s niggardly, and cowardly, deceitful, unprincipled, and disgraceful, but that’s the way liberals are.  And it’s working.  Just read the news today.  Conservatives are to blame for our Kyoto “obligations” being behind schedule. And for the Afghanistan prisoner handover problem. And much more. But the economy and the stock market is booming because of… the Liberals.

Liberals were in control when they ignorantly and (I think!) fraudulently signed the Kyoto Cult Stupidity Accord, and then proceeded to do utterly NOTHING to abide by its utterly ridiculous big world government stipulations, except to issue forth all manner of grandiose platitudes, pap, drivel and baloney.  Their media division were largely silent on this inaction or faux action, of course—choosing instead to push their more pressing agenda, the ever important gay marriage matter as the most important thing in the brave new century, as instructed by their various liberal-left political leaders and federally-funded homosexual pundits. 

Today, the new Conservative government acts (no, not on traditional marriage and a law against abortion or on lowering taxes, but…) on “man-made global warming” (my own grave misgivings aside), and the Liberals and the media attack the Conservatives for not being able to abide by the ridiculous Accord years late — a feat they, the liberals, know only too well is now completely impossible to achieve (the caterwauling and lies from the leftist environuts aside).  But Hell—it’s not on their watch so yell and scream and grab the mic and rant all day long, baby!  Free Tibet you idiots in power!  Just don’t do anything we wouldn’t do!

To say otherwise about this phenomenon is to lie.  It has been proven over the past ten years that no liberals are prepared to do anything whatsoever about “man-made global warming”, on anything like a personal or political level. That’s the other proven fact or inconvenient truth that has a “scientific consensus”. 

Similarly, Liberals were also in control when the good General Rick Hillier signed the deal in 2005, which clearly took some months to draw up since we’d been there for a long time already, regarding Afghanistan prisoner handovers to Afghan government authorities.  Only today it was (finally) reported that lo and behold, the failed Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin and his temporary successor who was then-Defence Minister, Bill Graham,  signed-off on that deal themselves.  It was their deal all this time—not the Conservatives’ deal.  They knew it.  The media knew it.  The Conservatives knew it.  Everyone knew it—yet the Conservatives suck it up.

Liberals are solely to blame for any inadequacies in that deal.  Them and them alone.  Period.  Everybody with a brain and an ounce (a “milliliter” for you liberals) of fairness knows that now and knew it then.  So this is a total farce, in exactly the same way that the Kyoto Cult Stupidity Accord and the Liberals’ caterwauling on the matter is a total farce. 

Conservatives in government are now acting (actually, they have been since last fall) to improve the human rights aspect of that deal, their tortured and confusing statements notwithstanding (of course who among us in the sensible set wouldn’t be confused when the starting point is the Liberals’ horrible deal, their many various positions on Afghanistan, and their exceedingly hideous, confusing, conflicting pronouncements on staying there to win?);  and yet the liberals and their media somehow find it perfectly normal to blame the Conservatives for the deal though it was signed back in 2005, under a Liberal government watch.  Today’s understandable confusion is apparently worse than yesterday’s human rights and national reputation-endangering idiocy.  Only in liberal-land.  The Liberals are making a career of causing confusion and obfuscation and their media is eating it up and pooping it out, on our conservative front lawns.

The Liberals never even saw fit to change or amend their horrible deal after reflection and toking up with their Dutch counterparts (who made a better deal guaranteeing Afghan human rights checks), even while in meetings with them discussing the other important item of the day, the liberals’ new “Canadian value” of Dutch-style legalized pot-smoking for our kids in Canada.  So ask the Liberals to explain that —not the Conservatives who are amending and supplementing it to make it better.

But as long as conservatives sit down and allow this kind of fraudulent manipulation by the liberals and their media to take place, we conservatives ought to ask ourselves some questions too.  Ask why Tibet ain’t getting any more free by the day.  All conservatives should be enlisting and fighting the political war at home right about now. Instead, conservatives are on the sidelines watching events unfold. Like liberals and the war on terror. Waiting to lose.

A veteran CTV politics reporter-turned-analyst, Craig Oliver, said the other day on TV that Canada is at war, and ought to have a “war cabinet” and we ought to get serious about this war.  After I fell off my chair and got up again, I found that I of course agreed.  What he left out of course was that “we” ought to start “getting serious” by covering the issues fairly and fully in the media, and also that it wouldn’t hurt “us” to zip the liberal politicians’ mouths shut until they can act responsibly and stop endangering the morale and therefore the safety and effectiveness of our fighting troops in deadly serious combat—or at least call them on it. Again with the personal/media responsibility, huh?  I know: forget it—too radical. 

Let’s follow that up by breaking tradition and appointing a new full-time Defence Minister from the outside —not an MP who has to correspond with Betty Six-Pack from Okanokie about her pot-holes and who has to deal with the petty badgering and soapbox blather of mendacious liberals who make a sport of lying and deceiving Canadians for their greedy self interests and political power for hours every day in the House of Commons. 

And conservatives could experiment with getting serious, and not letting the liberals or their media get away with controlling the agenda.  They’re totally irresponsible—as all liberals are.  They will do whatever they can to lose the war and then, of course, attempt to blame us and at this rate, we’ll sit back and accept the blame. 

And going back to my opening paragraph, if, as the environuts alarmingly contend (and the media repeats ad nauseam), the fight against “man-made global warming” is “a war bigger than the first and second world war combined”, we should do the same with that file.  Appoint a war cabinet and fight the enemy—bearing in mind that the enemy is you, dear liberal, not “them”.

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