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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

Liberals don’t get outraged like this when lies are told about them in public.  They get outraged when the truth is told in public.  Similarly, that’s manifestly what they were on about when they kept talking about a Conservative “hidden agenda”.  They weren’t afraid of a phantom hidden Conservative agenda being “hidden”—they were afraid of the Conservatives’ agenda—and their own—being exposed

And sometimes, apparently, when agendas are exposed, liberals then insult the speaker and attempt to marginalize them and call them “a prop for the Conservative party”. 

imageIf it is the Liberals’ Defense critic who is calling the top General of our national military “a prop for the Conservative party”, it is at that point that the leader of the Liberal Party should fire the unthinking minion on the basis that he is obviously bereft of even a modicum of common sense; and moreover, on the basis that theoretically, were they to win the next election, he would be working very closely with what he has described as “prop for the Conservative party”, to literally defend Canada and our way of life.  For that is the only “agenda” of General Rick Hillier. 

And the Liberals, were we living in a sane world, would be compelled to make an official public apology, and then left on the opposition benches for a good long time.

Liberal defence critic Denis Coderre is crying foul because Canada’s top General, Rick Hillier, spoke the truth.  The no-holds-barred General Hillier said during a speech that during the Liberals’ time in office, defence spending was lowered and caused a dark period for the military.  That’s very diplomatic of him.  Personally, I’ve been calling it a period of “treason”, actually, and I believe I’m closer to the truth. 

Hillier was right to explain that little tidbit to Canadians.  Canadians need to hear more information like that.  You know, “truth”

Coderre labels Hillier a Tory party ‘prop’

Defence critic takes offence at general’s critique of military Funding

Mike Blanchfield, National Post
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2007

OTTAWA – General Rick Hillier, the Chief of the Defence Staff, was attacked as a “prop” of the Conservative government yesterday after he referred to defence cuts by the former Liberal government as “a decade of darkness.”

Liberal defence critic Denis Coderre accused the outspoken defence chief of overstepping himself politically in a speech to the annual meeting of the Conference of Defence Association Institute in Ottawa.

“I never thought he would become a prop for the Conservative party,” Mr. Coderre said after Gen. Hillier’s one-hour address to hundreds of military delegates. “I felt it was part of a communication plan … To get involved in politics, there is one way: You should run.”

In his speech, Gen. Hillier made reference to the defence cuts the Liberals started in 1994 in their first budget after winning power—which they held until 13 months ago.

“Over the past one to two years, we have begun to fully realize the immense, the negative impact of the defence expenditure reductions in 1994 and the lasting, almost negative legacy that they brought into effect that has to be put right,” Gen. Hillier said.

Gen. Hillier noted the cuts have left “some deep wounds … in the Canadian Forces over this past, what I would call, a decade of darkness.”

Other experts did call it a “near rust-out” and “bankruptcy” of our national defences. 

Liberals still aren’t used to the concept that there are actually people in this country who have the occasional non-liberal thought, and who let those thoughts leak out into society. 

It is allowed though, and in fact I would say it is actually very important—desirable—beneficial—for our nation to hear these truths—non-liberal though they may be—as uttered by people who actually know.  We can’t only hear liberal hacks who are merely trying to obfuscate and deceive you for their own selfish political needs, all the time. 

[…] Gen. Hillier denied his speech had any political intent.

“I’m not a politician. I don’t tread in those waters. My job as Chief of the Defence Staff is to describe clearly and paint a picture,” he said. “As the Chief of the Defence Staff, I care not who governs our country as long as they support the Canadian Forces.”


That’s one of the reasons why I voted Conservative—that whole “defend Canada” thing.  And I’m no “prop”, Coderre.  I’m merely proud to be Canadian.

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