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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

A spate of recent reports, studies and other releases, timed for the imminent Mid-term Congressional elections in the U.S., not to mention our own “looming” federal election, feature desperate leftists creeping out of every social angle to feed on a self-crippled Conservatism.

And that is the socdolager here, the deepest wound in this season of self-inflicted wounds. There is a joke common in PR circles. If you’re going to shoot yourself in the foot, at least try not to target your own Achilles’ heel.

Fox News did not get my memo apparently. I told them for the zillionth time to speak of the liberation of Iraq, to counter liberal distortion about “invasion” and “occupation.” I told Fox News to bring up again and again, Coalition successes in the North, for the Kurds, the people who were Saddam Hussein’s especial victims, victims of his 1980s Anfal genocide.

Liberals, you see, never tire of the same old song. Their recent “studies,” are a seamless web of old fallacies, new distortions and naked lies. They soldier on to the triumph of delusion over conviction. They believe they believe truly who truly believe!

And there is none to challenge this passionate intensity of this worst of the worst. Conservatives, you see, exhibit what can only be called: belief-fatigue. As I have relayed before, my very African grandmother used to say that the devil is the greatest optimist. No matter the truth, Lucifer sticks to his lies. It is good people who shift ground for fear of making their enemies feel uncomfortable with such certitude.

We know who prevails, as I fear we shall see, come Nov. 7.

I told Fox News to break from legitimizing terror in anti-hero “insurgents ” – as if we’re speaking of an Independence resistance. I told them to frame the narrative in the naked violence of cold-blooded cowards.

I urged Fox News to reframe Sunni terror in Baghdad and further down into the Shia South, strictly in sharp contrast to stabilizing measures from the North, to interview ordinary Iraqis and their officials in terms of attempting such measures in southern Iraq with creative boldness and rigour. Never mind the hidden truth of this analysis, it would take the narrative in fascinating directions. Ratings. The left has never wavered in its articulation of failure. Only Conservatives are afraid to talk of success and what it would take to achieve victory.

Thus the notorious British Medical journal, The Lancet, published a report alleging 654, 965 Iraqis have died as a consequence of, and since the 2003 U.S.-led “invasion.” You would think this would be a simple matter of an actual body count. But the Iraqi Body Count, the best known tracker of Iraq casualties, estimates that as of October 2, 2006, between 43, 546 and 48, 343 have perished. So where did The Lancet get its outrageous count? This is the “journal” that was recently forced to confirm it had used fabricated data involving a cancer researcher.

The same brazen twists bedevil the Afghan Mission. Going through reports of an oasis of democratic structure submerged in oceans of Taliban revival, you can no longer sort prediction from prayers for the failure of Western intervention.

In any case, Conservatives should be playing from a strong hand. Conservatives right now should be threatening immediate withdrawal from all our Afghan commitments and all such foreign aid, unless the U.N. helps NATO to secure immediate and almighty, overwhelming force to rout the remnants of the Taliban forever. No more half-ass efforts programmed for failure.

Our threat would have to be taken seriously since we went to bat both to extend and expand our role. We could not be dismissed for simply trying to sneak out once the going got tough. And as I said, you negotiate from a position of strength.

Instead we are panhandling for others to step up, to help out. Conservatives fought so brilliantly for the extension of the expanded mission, only to allow the opposition that was never going to let up – to hijack the debate over “what then”?

So the polls have reversed.

And even when the figures resist distortion, they cannot escape the wrath of liberal discontent and the pursuit of a diabolical agenda. Take the recently released Statistics Canada survey of job satisfaction. Based on data going back some 10 to 12 years, Canadians, overwhelmingly, are satisfied with their jobs.

So how does the “new” study actually present this? I assure you, a deeper disconnect between data and interpretation is not possible in any language. Survey says…! “Depression stands out as a major occupational health issue.” Say what?! Well, one in 12 of us “could be happier.” O.K. But the study goes on to declare that just over one million adults had experienced a “major depressive episode” in the year before the survey interview.

Thus the headline for the report chosen by lib-left news outlets: A Million Unhappy Workers. That’s the power of one in12. That’s how you edit out a majority that does not suit your agenda to prevent a majority Conservative victory.

Or you fall back on the oldest trick of all. Race-baiting. Canada’s so-called federal Prison Ombudsman, Howard Sapers revived the spectre of “institutionalized discrimination,” predicting, in a “new” report, that one in four aboriginals will be behind bars within 10 years, if present trends continue.

Just now, aboriginals, who make up less than 3% of the Canadian population, are approaching 20% of our prison population.

But we too can repeat old facts. If aboriginals represent 20% of offenders, where’s the over-representation? When Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day, a favourite target of left-lib hate, expressed confidence in Corrections Canada, rejecting allegations of racist incarceration rates, he was subjected to the usual ugly personal attacks.

So a new framework is in place to take into the next election campaign to distort Harper’s refusal to embrace that disgraceful, “accountability-challenged,” multi-billion dollar Kelowna Accord for aboriginal program funding, struck in the dying days of the last federal Liberal regime.

In B.C., the recently released Morley Report on the death of aboriginal child Sherry Charlie can only further this race-ridden manipulation, blurring provincial-federal lines of accountability that the federal NDP exploited so well here in the last federal election.

Sherry Charlie died in the custody of relatives, key members of which were also officials of a native child welfare agency. The Morley report did not dare blame them. But just now there are natives protesting failures of native child welfare agencies in the Fraser Valley.

So here’s a suggestion. Conservatives should be here right now, working their own federal-provincial alliance, working strictly with natives demanding accountability from native agencies, to turn this timeless debacle on its head. Here is a unique opportunity for Conservatives. Where are they? Will they wait till the NDP again strike first with their savage lies?

There is a report just out of Singapore’s National University and Institute of Mental Health showing that children cared for by their parents are at a significantly lower risk for mental health problems than children raised in non-parental, public-professional, custody. This is just the sort of cross-cultural discovery that Conservatives should routinely hunt for in working their most basic values to serve native-on-native childcare demands.

The non-white Singapore case brings multicultural directions to parent-community delivery of native-for-native childcare with a whole new kind of federal-provincial backing. Where are the Conservatives to articulate this in terms of their own deepest beliefs across historic racial divides?

Conservatives will never get a pass from the liberal media. They need to pre-empt all others in fighting for the oldest articulations in the service of complex new needs.

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