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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.
See also:
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

Writing beautifully about the racist and discriminatory plight of...

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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The far-left “think tank” called Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (wherein, as I’ve documented over the years, the so-called “alternative” is actually full-on socialism, but they’re too unctuous and opaque to just admit it), is having their annual “gala” shindig next month.  I’m invited!

It costs $90 each. You know, so the middle-class  —  sorry I think they call them “working families”  —  and single moms and the working poor can easily afford it, if I understand their notion of the “middle class” and “working families” and working poor correctly. The socialist advocacy group is not holding it in some swanky downtown hotel, but rather in an industrial area of Vancouver. Here’s a picture  —  it’s to the right of the collision repair place. Looks good and “working class,” right?


But just as with the CCPA’s name, there is an “alternative” reality here. Have a look at the inside. It’s no Trump Plaza, but see how the new “middle class” or “working class” and single moms and working poor attendees all suffer together as a community under crystal chandeliers and silken table cloths and fine china and silverware settings and crystal wine glasses with hardwood dance floors and a deluxe video and sound systems? “Raise the wage!”


Featured speaker? Kevin Page, the former taxpayer-paid Parliamentary Budget Officer. I’m not saying this says anything about his political leanings, but personally, I would not speak at a far-left rally. No matter what job I have or had. Ever.

Kevin Page
Kevin Page

Charles Demers
Charles Demers

The emcee? A patron of… guess who! The state-owned, taxpayer-paid CBC. Charles Demers, whose Twitter account profile reads like this: “Comedian; Author; Shrill Leftist; Creative Writing teacher; CBC’s The Debaters.

Strangely not at all strangely, the CCPA is sneaky here too. Here’s their description of Demers in their email to me, in which they leave out “Shrill Leftist,” together with “Creative Writing Teacher”:

“…Charles Demers—comedian, writer, and regular on CBC Radio’s The Debaters…”

A teacher and left-wing CBC’er coming to the aid of a another far-left-wing organization? That’s not new. Funniest line in Demers’ Twitter timeline? [account suspended apparently].

So the CCPA does another head-fake, this time presenting the alternative reality that having this CBCer as an emcee is a new thing this year.

Wikipedia entry for state-owned CBC’s The Debaters?


I watched some video episodes of The Debaters, and found them to be exactly like the rest of the state-owned CBC. Asinine.  Here’s a line from the host of one episode of The Debaters, or Masturbators, or whatever they call themselves over there at the state-owned CBC, Steve Patterson:

CBC_Orb“It’s our celebration of CBC’s 75th anniversary! Yeah! That’s right! But CBC looks pretty good for 75, dontchathink? [tepid applause]  I think it looks like a ‘MILF’.”

Let me pause at this point in the taxpayer-paid CBC excitement, to explain to you what a “MILF” is, especially for those of you who aren’t regularly engaged in pig-like smut-talk and aren’t engaged in CBC’s apparent war against women. According to pigs, assholes, and as described in Wikipedia, “MILF” stands for this:


The CBC anchor then went on to say:

CBC_Orb“Or as the Conservatives call her, ‘Mother I’m Loathe To Fund’.” [tepid audience laughter]

So will I attend? Yeah I might because $90 each is totally affordable for a conservative like me and my wife even after the mass-transit fares for the 2-hour bus trip to get there (a few miles away), and of course the sitter for our family of unicorns.

If you’re thinking of going, don’t forget this:

Thank you for your support. Tax receipts will be issued in early 2015 for a portion of the ticket price and the full amount of any donation.

Your tax dollars at work.

Vote liberal.

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