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BC Liberal Party website — They obviously put out a news release announcing their leadership debate, stating, as even their own website states, that you can stream it at their website. The Globe and Mail said so too, even. But go to their website, and nothing like an anticipatory video teaser is there. Like they're not even set up for it. Or don't care if you watch it. You can, they say, watch it on Facebook. But I won't support that crap. So heckofa job, Libbies.

Click to (not) watch it


Canadians love their cheap Chinese trinkets despite the moral question

Globe and Mail — Startling reports out of the Port of Vancouver indicate just how much Canadians care that communist China was (and still is) holding Canadian and American citizens illegally, steals intellectual property from everyone around the world, is a rogue racist state, an authoritarian and totalitarian dictatorship, which is bent on global communist domination, which enslaves and arguably eliminates ethnic groups, and which pollutes the entire globe to beat hell.

The Port of Vancouver is sending record numbers of empty shipping containers to Asia ... The reason so many shipping containers are going back to Asia filled with nothing but air has to do with a surge in consumer demand for Asian goods ...

...There were 597,443 TEUs of empty containers exported from Vancouver in the first eight months of this year, up 89 per cent from the same period in 2020. And 2020 was previously the record-high year for empty-container shipments from the port.

Almost half of all the containers that have left Vancouver so far this year have been empty.

In total, the Port of Vancouver has handled 2.55 million TEUs of both imports and exports during the first eight months of 2021, up 17 per cent from the same period in 2020.

China is the largest shipper into the Port of Vancouver of containerized merchandise, including consumer goods.

What happened to all that bellyaching about "sustainability?" It doesn't apply to the country of Canada itself? Trudeau? Liberals? Maybe lose the woke BS, lose the love and admiration for "that basic dictatorship" and labels that read "Fabrique en Chine," raise the Canadian flag that you've shamed from its now months-long half-mast detention, and show you give more of a crap about Canada and its real, actual issues.

Hey has China relaxed its restrictions on tourists from the west yet? Asking for literally nobody.

Wall Street Journal —Don't plan your next trip to China without writing your will and saying goodbye to loved ones. The WSJ's editorial board is not impressed - with China or with President Biden and his team of surrender monkeys.

China’s Hostage Triumph

The U.S. lets Huawei’s CFO off easy, and Beijing frees two Canadians.   
By The Editorial Board
Updated Sept. 27, 2021 7:56 am ET

Westerners working in China are officially on notice. You could be arrested on trumped up charges at any time and used as hostages to promote Communist Party interests. That’s the message from the humiliating U.S. surrender to China’s hostage diplomacy in the case of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

Canadian authorities arrested Ms. Meng in 2018 at the request of the U.S., which charged her with bank and wire fraud. Under a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) reached Friday, Ms. Meng was allowed to return to China without going to trial. She merely admitted to facts she had previously denied. Shortly thereafter, and right on cue, China released two Canadians it had arrested on phony charges not long after Ms. Meng’s arrest.

China’s immediate release of businessman Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig proves their arrest was a hostage-taking to pressure Canada and the U.S. over Ms. Meng. In China the law serves the Party. But in the U.S. the law is supposed to operate independent of political interests. ...

I'd no sooner visit China than I would North Korea, Iran, or Cuba.

“Health Reasons.” Fer sure, China.

Globe and Mail — It's not the Globe and Mail's fault. In this case, they're just reporting. And it — China — is just utterly insulting our intelligence and totally disrespecting us. I didn't even read the article because I don't take well to being insulted by communists or a-holes. But on the other hand, this one is all Globe and Mail. For me it's about the contrast between how they treated the last president's handling of the border crisis — a problem not of his own making; and how they are treating this president's handling of a far worse crisis of his and his comrades' own making. Media bias 101? Or them more simply utterly insulting our intelligence and totally disrespecting us?

Joe Oliver for leader? Alas no. But heed to his leadership.

Financial Post — Joe Oliver penned a good column today offering good conservative sense for Conservatives. So that's something different and worthwhile for you to read today in the papers increasingly filled with total bunk and muck — usually from lefties — about how the Conservatives need to go still further leftward to win. It's headlined "Conservatives must persuade the electorate, not pander to the left." And it's worth your read.

"...There is an economic and cultural route to broaden the appeal of Conservative values and policies: bring the public to you, rather than mimic the left-wing’s latest faddish ideals and retreaded socialist truths. That is what leadership is all about. ..."

Ronald Reagan believed in and practiced this philosophy very effectively, making wonderful speaches counseling his fellow conservatives to speak up — "in bold colors" — to convince the electorate to vote for the values — conservative values — which most of their fellow electorate actually already believed in. And he was one of the best and most popular presidents in US history. Joe Oliver wrote today about some of those Canadian conservative values, which, similarly, are actually Canadian values.
Joe Oliver isn't running to be the leader. He's 81 and is rightly enjoying retirement. But anybody who wants to follow in Ronald Regan's — or Joe Oliver's — footsteps is more than welcome to step up at this time, please.

Advice to GOP, which Canada’s CPC should heed: Just. Say. No.

Washington Post — From this surprising source  — the...

Lefty Mayor caught maskless but it’s ok: “I was feelin’ the spirit!”

National Review — Another article you won't read in 99% of the "news" media because, oh do I even have to say it?... she's a lefty mayor! (and we can well imagine the "news" media's faux outrage if she was a he and he was a Republican):

The mayor of San Francisco [London Breed] says that she shouldn’t be criticized for breaking her own COVID rules, because, and I quote, “I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask.” CBS reports:

“We don’t need the fun police to come in and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing,” said Breed during an interview to address the controversy.

The city’s health order states attendees at live indoor performances must remain masked except when actively eating or drinking. Breed maintained that she was drinking at the time.

“My drink was sitting at the table,” said Breed. “I got up and started dancing because I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask.”
As Charles C.W. Cooke points out, the hideousness doesn't stop just at her hypocrisy, her failure to take responsibility for her own actions, or her elitist rule-breaking, it's the fact that she laments the notion of "the fun police," when, in fact, as mayor and as the perpetrator of these asinine rules, she IS "the fun police."

Best post-election headline so far

Wall Street Journal — They get the headline just about right: Their opener:

The late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher counseled that in politics “standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous. You get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.” That’s the lesson delivered to Canada’s Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole in Monday’s national election.

I like that they added this because Canadian "news" media are loathed to mention it:

Yet while they again won the popular vote, they finished a distant second in seat count with about 119, two seats down from 2019. (By the way, the Tories have won the popular vote in five of the last six elections, which is a lesson for Americans who think this only happens because of the Electoral College.)

They see what I see. O'Toole: Speaking in pale pastels — largely pink — instead of bold colors. Lesson #596 for the Conservative Party of Canada. They'll learn someday. Maybe.
Read the WSJ take here. (Free link)

BC’s NDP gov and their “news” media divisions hiding stats and facts? Here’s one.

health-infobase.canada.ca For all the noise from the Canadian national "news" media, you'd think Ontario was the only province in the country, and that it's doing terribly with regard to the Wuhan Virus (which everybody still calls "COVID" on orders from the Communist Party of China). That's not news to anyone outside of Ontario. What might be news to people both outside and inside of Ontario is that BC's rate of death is nearly twice that of Ontario.
Don't worry lefties, even people in BC don't know that, because the "news" media in BC are actually cheerleaders for the NDP government of BC — much as the national news media is actually a division of the federal Liberal Party (well and the Ontario Liberal Party of course). Ontario is led by a party with the word "Conservative" in it, even though "Progressive" is the first and foremost word and concept in their party name and style of governance. But, you know, it's just deathn shit. Politics is way more important to the "news" media.
Facts. Get 'em anywhere you can, because you can't reliably get them from the "news" media.
See also:
And from liberalvision CTV: Secrecy over B.C.'s true number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

The Article

By now you have heard that Amazing Ann Coulter recently gave the loon-left a worse whoopin’ than Dan Brown’s pseudo-Albino pseudo-monk’s corporal mortification. So, foaming at the mouth, Democrats were in no condition for a coherent response to the raging question of the hour: If the U.S. had cut and run in Iraq, where would that savage and very dead thug al-Zarqawi be today?

Canada too served notice on barbarity and perversity. Our Prime Minister brilliantly stood his ground on security certificates to hold and remove alien and odious terror threats and suspects.

But the real treat was a fresh poll of Canadian morals that blew liberal abomination out of the mainstream. Conducted in April, the large survey (over 1500 participants) has a 95% accuracy. It certified basic Canadian values as only Conservatives have claimed and all others would rather die than concede.

Prostitution, extra-marital sex, “puppy-love,” even porn – the “four pillars” of the liberal “alternative” lifestyle – took a shellacking the order of Samson’s last surge of strength.

Above all, there was no confusion among Canadians about the diabolical matter of pedophilia, which you wouldn’t know from the continued disgraceful behaviour of pedosoft judges.

81% rated child molestation, the “most unforgivable behaviour.” Sure, it’s been pointed out that one might wonder why that wouldn’t be 100%. But really, do we truly believe that any community can continue to under-punish such revolting criminality without that then translating into brazen tones of approval, or at least, muted tones of disapproval.

If you go soft, long enough, even on murder, you will indeed tamper with basic moral outrage. It’s a survival mechanism. Just recall a bit of painful truth from racial history. Good people needed something they could hang on to in confronting the way the system went easy even on lynching. Criticism was equivocated by something so wanton, provoking so unsevere a legal response.

The real news is that in spite of light sentences, people remain steadfast in their view of naked evil.

In South Carolina and Oklahoma now, repeat pedophiles are eligible for the death penalty. These are the grounds that will bring capital punishment back to Canada, please The Lord.

David Brook, who teaches law, spoke for the loon-left, insisting that the “last message you want to give an offender who has the life of a child in his hands is you might as well kill the child because he’s already got the death penalty.”

Now remember these are the people who believe that the death penalty does not deter crime. So how can it have such power over criminals – smack in the middle of such a barbaric act?! How these loons give themselves away.

Next up, 74% condemned extra-marital sex. Women, the supposed weak link in the Conservative so-called gender-gap, opposed such behaviour at an even higher rate of 81%. That’s “taboo” territory. That’s Conservative majority victory margin come next federal election.

Not far behind: prostitution, rejected by 76% women, 68% overall, and under-age sex, rejected by 71% in BC – the highest in the nation – and by 65% overall. On the eve of Parliament’s raising of the age of consent to 16 from 14, what better confirmation of the conservative nature of basic Canadian values could there possibly be?

No wonder liberals don’t know where to go next. And that’s not just looking for a leader. On the one hand, the Vancouver-based extremist Pivot Legal Society released a so-called “report” on the local sex-trade, advocating safety and other regulations for the business as well as the removal of criminal provisions.

24 hours, Jimmie Pattison’s rag, carrying the story, June 14, said flat out: “In fact, Canada is behind many countries which legalize the sex-trade and have unions.” Behind? As in “backward”? “Regressive”? So now legalizing sales of women and children by body-part activity is “progressive” by definition?!

And Canada lags “behind”? Well, at least the buggers got the position right.

On the other hand, Bonnie Erbe, columnist for steadfast-lib Scripps Howard, calls for a ban on prostitution which “By its very nature … is demeaning to women and encourages anti-social, some would say depraved, behavior by men,” all the while proclaiming that “Sex is a biological function, like eating or sleeping,” and praising European laxity in sex education.

Question: if sex really is simply like sleeping then shouldn’t the only concern be silk sheets versus street corners?

Question: if sex is just like sleeping, but selling sex is “demeaning” and “depraved,” then shouldn’t selling mattresses and pillows be somewhere in the Criminal Code?

Do these people think before they spew? Can they think? Canadians certainly can.

And Canadians have proportion in approval and disapproval. In a growing awareness of one social menace after the other, alcohol abuse sported the same degree of scorn as under-age sex. Porn was next at 58% opposed. But down the list, blasphemy was opposed by just above half the population. Divorce was way down at 17% disapproval and contraception came dead last at a mere 8% opposition.

Erbe doesn’t know when to quit. She contends that “more advanced,” liberal sexual attitudes are why Western Europe has a lower teen pregnancy rate than the U.S.

Oh yea? And what role does abortion – oh, excuse me, “pregnancy prevention” – play in that statistic? Erbe stays away from the “A” word, like the Scarlet Letter. Which is interesting, since, in spite of the bone-crushingly one-sided ride that abortionists enjoy in the media, over a third of Canadians stand in opposition.

The rate is about the same as that of opposition to homosexuality, considered a “surprise” by the Research Vice-President of the firm behind the poll.

Is the anti-abortion figure also a “surprise”? If so, why?

What we have here is a failure to understand opposition. Our CP (Canadian Press) even went so far as to present the homosexual disapproval rate as if it “followed” the low divorce rate, which was coupled – for some unexplained reason – with the abortion rate. The ever so subtle hint was that homosexual opposition was – or, should be – lower than that for divorce.

All the tricks in the book. Still, Canadians aren’t buying it. They know who they are, and what they stand for.

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