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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

One of the great race-baiters in all contemporary journalism, Robert Fisk, of Britain’s The Independent, was in Vancouver earlier this month, preaching to the converted.

You remember Fisk, of course. He of “the Americans are nowhere near Baghdad Airport” fame – apparently moonlighting for “Comical Ali,” Mohamed al-Sahaf, Saddam’s riotous Information Minister – even as Saddam’s vaunted Republican Guard came acropper in the very opening days of the Liberation of Iraq.

Fisk is a midwife in the Aspiring Truth School of Journalism, boldly substituting what the reporter wants (“aspires”) to be the truth for the actual truth of simple facts (“just the facts, Ma’am”).

Psychiatry classifies it as the “Wishful Thinking School of Reality.”

Thus, shortly after 9/11, when Fisk, reporting near the Pakistan border, was attacked by a group of Afghan refugees, he subsumed himself into the Living Christ on the Cross, no less, imploring history to account his attackers “blameless” (“they know not what they do”) instead, blaming the West and Christianity for what we’ve done to them.

Recalling what he had said of Western failure in Iraq, going back to WW1 (“the Iraqis … wanted real liberation – not by us from the Ottomans, but by them from us”) the self-appointed “expert” on the Middle East, on tour with another “new” book, observed, to thunderous applause on Vancouver’s Working TV: “the best thing we can give ‘them’ is freedom from ‘us’.”

But who would the “us” be? And “them”? It’s simply amazing how left-loons get away with explicit, ugly racial reference. Who else would be “us”? Certainly not Conservatives and others who believe that it is the Christian duty of the West to go and liberate their brethren from thugs like Saddam.

“Us” would be that secular, satanic, loud-mouth liberal minority that sees a difference between going to liberate Europe and going to die in the teeming jungles of Vietnam, Africa and the ancient hate of the Middle East.

But what must that difference be and what does it tell us of the voices that back it? The U.S. could have easily “contained” the “Pacific Theatre” of WW11 in response to the attack at Pearl Harbour. Taking on Hitler was strictly an “over-kill.” So what justified it? To this very day, there is not a pinch of evidence that Europe under Hitler would have been any less “contained” than the post-war Soviet Dungeon, not to mention endless, continuing, spectacularly savage Third World dictatorships.

So why war then but not now? The most vitriolic critics of historical revisionists have been forced to concede that from Siberia to Saddam to Rwanda, Hitler has been multiply outdone. Yet the West is co-opted in cosmic silence. Why? 

Hitler had to be dismantled for what he stood, over and above anything he did. Supporters of the Liberation of Iraq believe no less of Darfur and the mass-graves and rape-rooms of Saddam.

When it is said that Iraq is about oil, which is why we are not in Darfur, you would think that the obvious rejoinder would be: So you would support an armed liberation of the Sudan and other slave pens of black Africa?

Liberals will not permit the question. Conservatives are even more intimidated than leftist hypocrites in wielding the power of the question. How could it be?

The ugly (actual) truth is that liberals no longer want (aspire) to liberate anyone from anything. Having lost their bearings in a sewer of unthinking equivalences, liberals simply see no difference between Saddam and celery. Political tastes differ. That doesn’t make democracy “superior.”

“Freedom is organic,” liberals now insist. Freedom from Saddam must come from, must “grow out of” the people themselves. At any rate, it is not for the West to “impose” democracy on them.

For Conservatives, on the other hand, 9/11 was a rude reawakening to the mathematics of Christian sacrifice. Your freedom is free here in direct proportion to their unfreedom being made unfree there. If you do not take your freedom there, they will bring their unfreedom here. Cost is computed in inverse proportion to stability.

Conservatives, rightly, used to mock wasteful liberal failures at “nation building.” It is the neo-isolationism of the loon-left that now cannot cost faces of freedom to phases of freedom. Instead, in the diabolical idiom of Robert Fisk, liberals now want to set the wretched of the earth free from free people (“freedom from us”). A more perverse inversion is not possible in soul-crafting stupidity!

President Bush, in enlightened opposition, has committed himself to the theorem that brown skin is not a deterrent to democracy. Our Chief of Defense Staff General Rick Hillier upheld this arithmetic at a recent Family Day in Petawawa, Ontario. Hillier described the imminent deployment to Afghanistan of 1600 troops from the base as “a mission for 28 million men and women in the worst days and months of their lives” in Afghanistan.

But Robert Fisk can pluck a race-card like a kicking rabbit out of a hat. He says we have been “invaded” by racism, apparently in proportion to our invasion of Moslem lands. Responding to our recent major terrorist arrests, his June 10 column bore the hefty headline: “How racism has invaded Canada: What is the term ‘brown-skinned’ doing on the front page of a major Canadian daily?”

Again, that sewer of unthinking equivalences. Making racial references in criminal identification (“racial profiling”) is seen to be no different from simple racial name-calling. Race is race.

I give you then the Parable of the Portuguese Prime Suspect.  A recent immigrant from Portugal to Chicago was, in fact, the only suspect in the beating death of his wife. Years later, when he was caught, he was found to be hiding in plain sight in Canada – guess where: in the Portuguese community of Montreal, Quebec, where he was a respected member.

The single greatest help in his fugitive tenure was the failure to provide a full racial profile. He knew they were looking for a white male. No one was looking for someone “more European, fresh immigrant, in looks.” No one was looking for a member of the Portuguese race/ethnicity. No one was looking in the Caucasian ethnic margins. He was just another, “basic white guy.” No one was listening for an accent or watching for the accompanying nuances of gesture and gesticulation.

Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeons could not have perpetrated a finer cover!

That’s what you get when political correctness trumps common sense. In criminal pursuit, racial profiling is criminal, not racial. Either we really want to flush out a criminal or we aid and abet escape.

First, we need to be free from Fisk.

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