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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.

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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.
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.

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.

The Article

It’s like we’re living in a never-ending April Fool’s day. Full of crappy jokes.

Well past April Fool’s Day, the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau and his minister of environmental propaganda**, Catherine McKenna, has given a $12 MILLION Government of Canada check to a huge, very profitable company, for basically doing their business like most every other business does or tries to do. That’s your cash at work, to help somebody else get (even) richer than you.

And then the environment minister thanks THEM. Seriously. Read McKenna’s idiotic tweet:

Oh thank you Loblaw. Smooch. Loblaw is one of Canada’s biggest companies — it’s a multi-billion-dollar company, and it’s owned by the Weston family, one of the richest families in all the land. Any land on Earth. You, personally, probably aren’t as rich as their dog walkers. Did you get a check from the government to buy a new fridge? Not likely. In fact quite the opposite. But the $12 MILLION of YOUR money was for LOBLAW’S new fridges.

And you wonder why Canadians and Americans are bitter about the economic divide between rich and poor. And why they vote for people like Donald Trump who call out the likes of Catherine McKenna and Justin Trudeau and other elitists and, well, insert your own scary word here.

Are they merely nincompoops? No we’re past that. They’re’ much worse than benign nincompoops.

** For more on why I call her the propaganda minister, just read McKenna’s Twitter feed. It’s absolutely awful. It’s actually a little scary. Or it’s funny. I’m not sure which. This feed is literally straight out of George Orwell’s 1984. She literally, not figuratively, mimics Orwell’s Ministry of Truth (Newspeak: Minitrue) — the ministry of propaganda. It’s really quite remarkable. Look at her feed yourself and you tell me it’s not something directly taken from Orwell’s Ministry of Truth. It’s chock full of overt political propaganda and nothing but ideological, political propaganda, reinforced over and over. Many times per day or even per hour. This is not some sort of helpful or typical government of Canada information service that is being provided by a benevolent government ministry, full of great info and moderation and balanced information designed to assist all of Canada. This is pure straight-up political propaganda delivered in a methodical, awful way.

The only saving grace is that we’re not forced to read it, 1984-style. Although I wouldn’t put it past them.

So don’t read her Twitter feed. It will make you crazy, and you might become mesmerized and start believing her crap. (I read 1984.) I’ll avert that risk save you the stress of trying to read through that garbage feed by providing some examples just from today and yesterday — seriously, just today and a little yesterday. She goes on like this many, many times per day, or even every hour, every day:

  • “Putting a price on pollution works. It’s good for the environment, good for the economy, and gives more money right back to families.” [repeated over and over and over]
  • “Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time.” [repeated over and over and over]
  • “While the Conservatives choose to ignore science, our government is taking action on fighting climate change…” [repeated over and over and over]
  • “Climate change is real, and it has a cost…” [repeated over and over and over]
  • “We have a responsibility, as a government, to build a cleaner economy that will create good jobs for the middle class..” [repeated over and over and over]
  • “The science is clear. Canada is warming faster than the rest of the world from human-caused climate change…” [repeated over and over and over]
  • “Being tough means being tough on climate change! …”

And so on.

It’s an official Liberal (and Liberal only) government propaganda machine — there’s no other way to describe that mess. They think if their ideology is repeated over and over enough times, people will start to believe it. Alas they’re sometimes right, as those of us who read 1984 remember in that fictional account of socialist, dictatorial future horror (McKenna, it was supposed to be a warning!). They’re political propagandists, nefariously using Twitter like some kind of a 1984-style left-wing dictatorial government mind control and ideology campaign machine. They’re not the noble “champions of all Canadians” they so seem to think they are and want you to believe they are.

Nearly every tweet is either the repeated propaganda, or bitter (but also repeated) hit jobs on Ontario’s Doug Ford government’s supposed lack of “climate action,” or that of the federal Conservatives (who are literally portrayed as immoral and downright evil); or hits on anybody else who doesn’t agree with them — Canadians all. You’re either with them, or you’re evil and immoral monsters — deniers — and you want to kill all the babies and end the world.

Luckily, to those of us who possess a modicum of intelligence, McKenna doesn’t come off as even remotely credible, simply because she does repeat the same thing, the same ideology, over and over like a lunatic. She comes off as an unhinged, over-the-top, obsessed climate extremist, who has really gone off the rails and needs a rest.

The whole bunch need a rest. Taxpayers do too. We’d be at least $12 MILLION richer today if not for them.

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