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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?

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.

Click and learn: https://play.acast.com/s/the-white-saviors

Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media

RealClearPolitics.com — 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 RealClearPolitics.com, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
Click to see chart
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.

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Progressives seem to want to destroy stuff.

In New York state, where progressives are progressively destroying the state and destroying New York City, a Queens assemblyman Ron Kim (D) said Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) called him at home and threatened to “destroy” him over Kim’s complaints about Cuomo’s handling of the Covid and Cuomo’s growing nursing home death scandal and coverup. “For 10 minutes he berated me. He yelled at me. He told me that my career would be over,” Kim said.

Cuomo is now reportedly under FBI and Justice Department investigation for his lying and coverup of Covid deaths and his use of nursing homes as something akin to a death trap for the elderly. Even some Democrats are asking for his resignation or impeachment (but I’d investigate them, too, since progressives project as they breathe.)

Cuomo is, by any objective measure, utterly incompetent, a narcissist, a liar, and an egomaniacal ass. And a progressive.

But even with the worst Covid death rate of any state in America and one of the worst in the world; and even as he moved infected Covid seniors INTO nursing homes in the midst of the crisis; and even as his state falls into despair and disrepair, the media has absolutely lavished praise on him. Constantly. They all loved him. LOVED him. CNN had him on every night in an cringeworthy segment with his brother Chris Cuomo, anchor of a news commentary program at CNN.

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) literally won an Emmy for his own commentary about his own greatness. I kid you not. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded him an Emmy “in recognition of his leadership during the Covid19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform & calm people around the world.” It reminds me of the Nobel Committee awarding Barack Obama an utterly hideous peace prize a month into his presidency.

This should tell you everything you need to know about how left wing and propagandistic those corrupt award organizations are. I’m still waiting for the Pulitzer and the Nobel prize for Cuomo.

Bringing a new definition to the word gall or chutzpa, Cuomo also wrote a book (or I should say in air-quotes “Cuomo wrote a book”) — in the middle off the pandemic last year — heaping praise on his own self-perceived greatness. The media promoted the crap out of it. It became a New York Times bestseller because of that media collusion.

If you’re stupid, let me fill you in: this (the book, and in fact the governor himself) is something only a corrupt left-wing propaganda machine — media, publishing houses, newspapers, PR experts, writers, technology and other big business billionaires, political organizations, and more, all working in collusion — can create, or orchestrate. You cannot accomplish this. This kind of thing is only accessible to their progressive comrades, and only for pure propaganda purposes. This whole thing has been and continues to be a massive brainwashing effort. A rewriting of history. Lies. Coverups. Willful blindness. Lying by omission. Whitewashing. Gaslighting. Pure, unadulterated bullshit.

Last week, the cool new White House deputy press secretary, TJ Ducklo, a man, tried to intimidate a female reporter, Tara Palmeri of Politico, on a phone call in an effort to kill her story. Palmeri wanted to ask Ducklo about whether it was really so cool for him to be bedding a (female) reporter who actually covers the Biden administration — Alexi McCammond of Axios. “I will destroy you,” Ducklo told Palmeri, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.

Aside from threatening to destroy her, according to Vanity Fair (via DailyWire.com), “During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was “jealous” that an unidentified man in the past had “wanted to [f***]” McCammond “and not you.” Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being “jealous” of his relationship with McCammond.”

Ducklo was initially merely suspended for a week — and only after the case was made public, which, in other words, means the Biden administration tried to and intended to cover it up. Bury it. Period. But now Ducklo has reportedly resigned, now that this has become something of a story which got away from them and their control of the media narrative.

Today I posted a quick take about the school board members in the San Francisco area who were caught on a live mic during a video conference insulting and threatening parents in the district. As I wrote, “One elected official, complaining about a parent who had previously offered some online criticism, said ‘Bitch if you call me out, I’m gonna f— you up.’ And then the other board members laughed uproariously at that violent threat against a parent.”

Last month we started hearing about the anti-Trump organization called the Lincoln Project, which is caught up in a multiple gay sexual harassments ordeal involving one of the founders John Weaver, and what the other founders knew about it and when they knew it; and a separate accusation around corruption and self-dealing concerning the tens of millions they raised and that money allegedly ending up in their own damned pockets. One of its directors, a woman, said this:

“In the wake of the Weaver story, the Lincoln Project had an opportunity to confront this reality, address this pressing issue and take a leadership role in challenging the circumstances that have happened in politics a thousand times over.

“Instead, when the Weaver news broke, the organization released a statement without my
knowledge or input. When I spoke to one of the founders to raise my objections and concerns, I was yelled at, demeaned and lied to.” [my bolding]

Progressives may want to “destroy” you or “f— you up,” but what’s getting destroyed most of all is their own credibility, just by being themselves.

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