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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.

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It took two candidates, but maybe it will have sunk in this time. Going with that so-called “moderate” and “electable” candidate has failed yet again. It always does. For those science-loving conservatives like me, it can quite literally be called a scientifically provable fact now, having been tried over again with the same outcome.

I’m not bashing Mitt Romney here. He was better than the last failed effort. He’s a good man in every way. But now, conservatives should take the remote control away from the self-anointed elites who think they know better, and do the right thing.

This time, take the sage advice of Ronald Reagan: speak in bold colors. Get your conservative message out there yourselves, and in plain, bold colors, not pale pastels. A year or two ago I might have suggested you start a web site with the name BoldColors just to emphasize the importance of that simple but effective message, but thankfully it’s already been done by someone very wise. Help him out and don’t worry, there are also other ways to do it.

Let’s start: conservatives, don’t now lament. That’s just what the progressive-left expects and hopes. Instead, chin-up, get your tools out, and activate. Fix it. That’s what conservatives do.

Socialists, liberals — progressives — and their media are all expecting you to now be demoralized, while they are freshly emboldened. Laugh at them and their arrogance as they whistle past the grave yard. Stand up and oppose them. This usually causes enormous shock and a freaked-out look on their faces and sometimes some pretty outlandish responses from them. It’s really pretty fun.

As our friend and my former columnist Ann Coulter wrote in her book How to Talk to a Liberal, “You must outrage the enemy. If the liberal you’re arguing with doesn’t become speechless with sputtering, impotent rage, you’re not doing it right.”

This activist behavior will be new to most conservatives, but try it. You’ll see how others join you simply because it’s so much fun, and it’s so useful to the nation to boot.

Then activate yourself further. Get involved, from the top down and middle out and bottom up. Pick the right candidates. Send money. Act right. Live right. It’s not hard. It’s easier in fact. You’re probably holding back. Stop it.

Then really start to fight. The political “enemy” is not simply the politicians on the progressive left; it’s the corrupt “news” media which pretends — and has convinced — most people that they are “objective” and “fair” and “balanced.” Get this through your head if it isn’t already, and through the heads of everybody around you: the mainstream media is not “objective” and “fair” and “balanced,” they are liars and shills for progressives. They are progressives.
Ronald Reagan
They’re not necessarily doing it on purpose either. Some liberals in the mainstream news media are just that ignorant and that dumb after decades of living in a liberal-left bubble, having been taught by liberal-left academia and raised under liberal-left parents and entertained and informed by a liberal-left media. They don’t know there is another side. If they do, they utterly misunderstand it. They are simply dumbed-down to a world view that is just that simplistic and provincial.

Some are so progressive (liberal, socialist, and some are full-on communists) that they don’t even know how progressive they are anymore. They have no clue that there’s another way to look at things. They think everyone in the room agrees with them. Don’t feel sorry for them. They’re lazy and stupid.

School them. Call them out. Fight them. Most of them cannot be trusted to present “news.” Most cannot present fact-based opinions either. You cannot trust a news media working under a guise or a pretense of objectivity when they demonstrably aren’t; when they actually have an agenda. Make them own their liberal-left bias and activism and their pretense to the contrary. It’s their perfidy. Define it as such.

The media is the enemy.

By the way, yes I mean enemy.

Define them. Don’t let the media define you. As you know, the Left and their media say the most ridiculous, insulting, extremist things about conservatives all day long, while hypocritically assassinating people like me who use the benign, descriptive word “enemy” as if it were meant to be taken as an actual call to arms (the actual arms being the others ones they want taken away from us), and as if I’m using it in terms of a gun battle or crazed, violent, conservative militant revolution. Call them out on that BS. For further examples of this, see “racist” and “homophobe” and “fascist” and “Nazi” and “extremist” and “anti-choice” and “millionaires and billionaires” and “not paying their fair share” and a hundred more lies like that that have been affixed to even the most moderate conservative. Or flash back to how they defined Sarah Palin; or how they blamed Sarah Palin for causing a Congressman to be shot simply because she used a picture of a target on a map of political targets to aim at and win. You have to fight those liberal fascists at every turn until they concede defeat.

It must be shown that the liberal-left mainstream media cannot be trusted.

Another “front” in this political war is in liberal academia. Fight them too. Don’t cower. You own them, they don’t own you.

On another front, don’t blithely support liberal entertainment media out of shear laziness. The people in that industry are some of the dumbest group-think useful idiots on planet Earth. And they are expert at playing the passive-aggressive progressive war game. They sneak progressive-left liberal or full-on socialist messages into just about everything they write, act, produce, direct, paint, sculpt, or sing about — often with taxpayer support. And in so doing, many of them have become multimillionaires with enormous power and a huge bully pulpit (the irony and hypocrisy seems to fly right over their air heads, or worse, it doesn’t).

Don’t watch their shows. Don’t go to their movies.

Together, liberals and the institutions that they have consumed can help make you and everybody else make very poor choices. For example, Barack Obama won the election last night.

“Liberal” or “progressive” is not the normal state of affairs. That would take “fundamentally transforming America,” as Barack Obama threatened and warned he would do, five days before his first election, and is now in the process of doing. Life is conservative.

Failure to act is arming the enemy. Stop it. Don’t let them get away with it. Fight the news media, fight liberal academia. Fight liberal entertainment media. Stand up to the liberal, anti-conservative messaging all around you. Speak out with your conservative message of good, positive, ideas; and proven conservative ideology, in big, brave, bold colors. It works.

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