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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

Know the enemy.

The report by Liberal John Manley on our nation’s noble and right Afghanistan mission appears at first glance to be about as close to my own “report” as can be with the possible exception of the proposed threat that would be issued to NATO that we pull out our combat troops by February 2009 unless NATO steps up to the plate.  I’d stay in full combat mode—and build it higher using our F-18 jet fleet and more—no matter what, until we win, and I’d publicly promise to do that by yelling loudly into a microphone.  And by the way, my “report” is apparently every bit as useful and relevant as any ridiculous bureaucratic fact-finding committee’s, since they came to much the same conclusion as I did years ago. 

And the all-politics, all the time reaction from the unprincipled set—Liberal Frenchman Stephane Dion and Jack Layton et al —is absolutely predictable.  Dion sounds unspeakably ridiculous today, as is becoming a “tradition” with him: 

“What we want, it’s a mission to help Afghanis to build their country, a mission in the tradition of Canada,” Dion said. “The combat mission must end in February 2009, and after that we’ll help Afghanistan by other ways.”

— news story

Here’s one lesson we can take home from this:  Never take a lesson from a liberal-leftist on “tradition”.  Modern liberals know nothing about “tradition”.  They know about as much about “tradition” as they do about “values”, or “principle”.  Or “the right to life”.  Or “Kyoto”.  Or honesty.  Or fighting wars.  Liberals hate tradition, especially when it comes to Canada.  They manifestly hate Canada and the way it was conceived—what with the fact that Canada was founded upon the principles that recognize the supremacy of God, its reliance on Judeo-Christian principles and “traditions”, traditional families and values, a respect for life, a sense of self-reliance and personal responsibility and a pioneering, entrepreneurial attitude, and full freedom including free-market capitalism.  And so they constantly seek to change it to mold it to their way of thinking—based on their world view, which liberals and all leftists like to call “progressive”. 

In the interest of winning the war and building our nation, and the prerequisite, knowing the enemy, we ought to just cut the crap and get to the point —their point, and call it what it is:  Orwellian, Godless, nanny-state socialism.  The opposite of what we are. 

The enemy is a moving target, of course.  The “progressive” never ends.  Who knows what will happen, in their world?  Not even them.  Even the fanciful liberals appointed to their Supreme Court division don’t know.  They have no “exit strategy”.  They just keep going.  No end dates are known.  They’re kind of like the Taliban and al-Qaeda and Islamofascist terrorists that way, ironically. 

No that’s crazy.  Let me start again:  The first lesson we can take home from all this is that today’s liberals generally are abject liars.

Canada’s “tradition” is not that of training soldiers in far away places, nor sharing tea and buns with them, as the far-liberal-left of Dion and Layton would have us do.  To the extent that a nation of perhaps 140 years of age can even have a military “tradition”, it has in fact been marked by almost unthinkable heroism in battlefields and fearsome battles.  In the two World Wars.  In Korea.  And sorry CBC about that abject denial of yours and losing that snarky little bout you stirred-up with Ann Coulter about this that one time, but we even proved our mettle in Vietnam where tens of thousands of Canadians joined the Americans in bloody, awful battle against socialism and communism there.  And certainly more recently in Kosovo, where our fighter jets actually engaged in fierce bombing runs, dodging bullets and sundry counter fire all the while—in a real war. 

Afghanistan isn’t unique —it’s par for the course.  To say otherwise is to lie.  And it’s actually something—a tradition—we should not blush about or run and hide from.  It’s something we should proudly build upon.  Get better at.  Do more of.  Build on that proud reputation that the Dutch and South Koreans and Balkans and realists all over the world can tell you about:  that Canada is a tough-minded, well-armed, well-trained, benevolent freedom fighter that is up to the task; and a country which can hit above its weight. 

Dion and Layton and the entire Left seek to portray us in the world as the exact opposite.  He seeks to demean and diminish Canada and its history and abilities.  He seeks to thus create (or continue to build upon, perhaps more accurately) a sense among the Canadians, whom he apparently so disrespects and detests, that we need him and “The Party” and his grand nanny-state and, under his God-awful tutelage, a continuation of the already redundant social programs and entitlements and supports and bureaus and still new ones to boot. 

Jack Layton lived up to his nickname (“ass”) today about as well as he ever could have as he reiterated his utter stupidity on the Afghanistan file, in light of the Manley report.  And this is just the early going. 

NDP Leader Jack Layton reiterated his party’s call on Monday for a complete Canadian withdrawal.

“I think that it’s well known by Canadians that we feel this is the wrong mission, the wrong mission for Canada, that NATO’s approach is failing,” Layton said. “More and more Canadians have come around to our view.

— news story

Here’s a man (term used loosely) who constantly demands commissions and committees and group discussion and reports and bureaucracy and when he gets a report from one and doesn’t agree with it, he whines like a little girl with her hands over her ears and cries “I can’t hear you!… I can’t hear you!…”.  I’m not sure if he hates Canada more, or our soldiers specifically.  No man who loves our country and our noble efforts the world over would say or behave in such a stupid manner.  In fact, any self-respecting person wouldn’t behave in the manner he does. Certainly nobody would vote for this (but for the state-run CBC’s apparent insistence). 

As I’ve always said, we should stop the treasonous talk of “dates” of withdrawal, as if we were totally stupid.  We should promise the opposite:  that we will stay there and fight with all our guns and jets and tanks and fancy weaponry until the job is done, no matter how long that takes, and then stay a week longer just to get extra points. 

We should establish a war cabinet.  And a war room.  We should take this seriously.  This war represents the front line of a huge threat.  We need to get serious.  We need to grow up.  Layton and Dion and the Bloc’s Gilles Duceppe need to zip it and be Canadians. People all across the country ought to get on board and win this.  Or come out and admit their real objectives. 

Any politician who speaks otherwise should be ignored and cast aside as something other than Canadians who speak for the good our country.  They know not what they say, nor anything about our nation’s “traditions”—and most especially, they don’t know how to build our nation—much less help build any other. 

Know the enemy. 

Speak out against them.  Speak up for Canada and our traditions.  All of them. 

UPDATE:  Also see my transcript of a great answer John Manley gave to a reporter during the post-release news conference.

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