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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.

Vacation in Progress – a Quicktake

I regret to inform you that even I have...

Vacation in progress

I regret to inform you that even I have to take time off. Plus, my office is getting re-carpeted, and thus my office furniture and computer (whatever that is) is currently jammed into another room, much of it standing on its end, and inaccessible. I could do all my work on a laptop, like I'm doing now, but I'm not an animal. Summer's nearly over, and thus, so will be my vacationing.

The Article

Have you heard? Have you heard the news? President Bush cussed out Hezbollah. At the conclusion of the recent G-8 Summit in St. Petersburg, Bush was “caught” on tape, chomping on a bread-roll, venting an expletive at Syria to rein in Hezbollah to stop this “sh—.”

Well, all’s I can say is: He’s baaaaack!!!!! The straight-shootin’ Texan has been so PC soft lately, one wondered if he’d actually been consorting with Botox-boy John Kerry in how to accommodate treason without getting wrinkles.

As far as I’m concerned, Bush has still not come out swinging at the New York Times for breaching state secrets in a time of war. Dropping a hint about the firing squad as opposed to a certain smokin’ chair in beating back such betrayals would satisfy me just fine. So chomp on that.

In the interim, a goodly cuss-out of cold-blooded cowards is most acceptable.

You may have noticed that everybody else is using instead the “e” word. Escalate. Any and every response by and from Israel is an “escalation” of the crisis.

A more pernicious attempt to twist facts is difficult to imagine.

You see, escalation, by definition, comes after. After a provocation. After an attack. Escalation is a response. So one wants to ask: Well, who struck first? And what would be the appropriate response, if only to make sure one doesn’t licence such liberties?

The most outrageous perversion of the natural order of this analysis was provided by The Province (B.C.) political cartoonist, Kreiger. In a July 14 three-section piece, we see, first, an Israeli bomb, branded with the Star of David, of course, just above a Moslemist terrorist with his own bomb aloft. Next, “BOOM!” Then – conclusion – aha, we now have two mini-Moslemist terrorists, with bombs aloft.

In other words, Israel’s militarism has literally “escalated” the evolution of the terror, breeding duplications like amoeba.

There’s just one problem. There’s a stage missing in this biology of blame. The initial stage. Why is Israel dropping a bomb in the first place? Because a terrorist merely threatened to toss a bomb? Well, in one of the op-ed pieces in the same paper, there is mention of something that “started as a border skirmish between Israel and Hezbollah.”

Say what?! As I write this, our Prime Minister Harper has just shown he carries his own Bush-size you-know-what (you wanna talk expletivist biology!) – “Steve,” who is very much still “Stephen,” referred to the start of the present Middle East Crisis as “cross-border murder,” in addition to kidnappings by Hezbollah.

In fact, it is becoming less and less the case that mainstream reporters will refer to the fact that Israeli soldiers – eight of them – were killed at the outset of the “skirmish.” There is only mention of the abductions – of “only” two soldiers. And increasingly, not even that.

Indeed Saudi Arabia, the nativeland of most of the 9/11 terrorists, has been more critical of Hezbollah in terms of “provoking” the present crisis than the Western media. Now there’s a twist. Our CBC, the Communist Broadcast of Canada, has a dialectical narrative going with regard to “Israeli attacks,” in feature after feature of “innocent civilians” in this or that area of Lebanon caught in the crossfire.

CNN “Live from the Gaza strip,” July 16, had a reporter talking about the effect of all these Israeli “jet strikes” on Palestinian children, children who “don’t know” what’s going on, or why, children, “studies on children,” …. I think the reporter – a woman – was simply told to repeat the word “children” as many times as possible.

Not Israeli children, of course. Years ago, the complaint was that Western media reports were weighted too much in favour of Israel, Israeli casualties and concerns. Well, they’re making up for it now!

In fact, whereas Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, is engaged in “escalation,” Hezbollah lead-thug, so-called “leader,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is quoted like the Oracle at Delphi, with due deference to his “warnings” – at least that’s what our media call his unequivocal threats of naked terror – “warnings”, as if from the legitimate authority in an area to some obdurate subjects.

Nasrallah’s “declaration” (as in the “Declaration of Independence” ) of “open war” on Israel was itself declared in the tone of shared celebration.

Nor are these the “usual suspects.” CanWest, Canada’s foremost newspaper group, which puts out the Vancouver Province, was started by the legendary Jewish media mogul, Israel ( “Izzy” ) Asper, known as much for his capital “L” Liberalism (he was leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party) as for his fierce support of Israel.

But a year or so after Izzy’s death, CanWest (still in the family) was accused of “doctoring” Middle East reports from at least one other news agency, to favour Israel.

Now it’s time for penance, I guess. For which three “Hail Hezbollah!” salutations per news cycle and several spurious moral equivalences are in order. Thus, the victims of terror are “balanced” with the victims of the “terror state of Israel.” Israel is badgered to return Palestinian prisoners, who happen to be duly tried and convicted murderers, but are now placed on a footing with Israeli soldiers captured in the noble defence of an internationally recognized border.

CNN asked its infamous, supposed “reporter,” Christiane Amanpour, if there were any “bright spots,” any good news in Lebanon. The notoriously under-educated poseur immediately seized the opportunity to put forth on America’s lack of “leverage” in the region, since America doesn’t talk to or otherwise engage terrorists or nations that harbour them.

You see, America too has been “escalating” the crisis in failing to recognize and indeed make good use of terrorists as brokers in dealing with yet more terrorists. That this would really be to be in the business to increase and multiply terror, not to mention legitimize it, has not occurred to Madame Amanpour.

Nor to Izzy’s heirs. As we say in the philosophy of inheritance, “talent skips a generation.”

I gat some Texan tellin’ of my own for these losers, eyeball to eyeball: “Don’t you escalate this sh—, with your escalation of one-sided articulations targetted to undermine the Jewish State.”

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