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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.

Click and learn: https://play.acast.com/s/the-white-saviors

Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media

RealClearPolitics.com — 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 RealClearPolitics.com, 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.

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

Nice headline, huh?  Just trying to mimic the liberal media.  Read on. 

National Post teases readers today in its daily emailed “headlines” newsletter:

Harper to attend U.S. climate talks

“The Harper government heads into a major climate change summit in Washington today, promoting a contentious plan that could allow countries such as the United States and China to increase their greenhouse gas pollution under the next international treaty on global warming, a senior aide to Environment Minister John Baird indicated Wednesday.”

No, actually, National Post pretend news but actually editorial service, I’m pretty sure a senior aide to Environment Minister John Baird never indicated that Harper’s trip to Washington was about “promoting a contentious plan” that could “allow countries such as the United States and China to increase their greenhouse gas pollution.” 

But nice twist of the words.  And it’s a good thing (for liberals) that they got readers to go and read the story because the actual headline, when you get there, is not what was in their newsletter, but this instead:

“Canada appeasing U.S. on global warming treaty, critics say”.  Ahh.  That’s much more liberal-left appeasing.  And now we can see the NP’s real thrust, which is the opposition’s opinion about the story—not the story itself.  Nice bait and switch. 

And thank goodness the NP is so concerned about fairness and balance whenever a conservative fellow says boo (because they are never as concerned when a liberal or leftist says any of the asinine things they say all day long).  In every such conservative case, they suddenly remember “balance!”, and dutifully trot out every opponent they can get hold of, and then ask them leading questions or let them recite their opposition, and then print it in explicit detail—often more detailed than that of the person who is the supposed main point of the story.  Often, unwittingly, in way, way too much detail, to the extent that the liberal (in this case Liberal David McGuinty) takes on the appearance of a completely stupid ass.  To wit:

…But Liberal environment critic David McGuinty said Harper’s proposal would sabotage international efforts to build a successful agreement to follow the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, and is more about appeasing the U.S. administration.

“What you have is Prime Minister Harper doing backflip after backflip, trying to accommodate what is now, everyone agrees, a lame duck administration on its last legs in Washington. Everybody knows it,” McGuinty said. “He’s playing right into the hands of the Republican administration.” …

Holy backfire, Batman! 

And to the NP:  that sure helps the environmental cause a lot, and informs Canadians about important things!  And oops, huh, so what if it also gratuitously slams George Bush and gratuitously advances the most jejune possible liberal-left talking points a few notches! 

On a slight tangent related only to liberals’ banality generally, let me also posit this question for the apparently stupid and grasping at straws (and straw men) Liberal environment critic David McGuinty:  Why in tarnation would a government—even a government of what he must surely believe are non-liberal-left morons and apes—which is in fact hoping to be re-elected (I’m speaking of the Harper government that McGuinty is so hateful of), “play into the hands of” and do “backflip after backflip” for what he describes as “what is now, everyone agrees, a lame duck administration on its last legs in Washington”?  Why would they do that?  If George Bush is a “lame duck”, then how could it logically follow that anyone would “play into the hands of” them?  To what advantage, exactly?  Not even Conservatives are that stupid, McGuinty, wouldn’t you agree?  Perhaps not.  Well then: how diplomatic and demonstrative of the high leadership qualities you Liberals possess!

That’s among the stupidest comments I’ve heard in at least a week.  So let me add this important detail to the story by way of a question:  You want people like this to run our country and be our government?  People who actively bash the sitting U.S. President like dumb-ass left-wing teen-agers who spend all their time reading and memorizing talking points from left-wing smear sits and blogs?  Great.  Conservative “lame duck” governments are only half your problems then.

(And only a dumb liberal would venture into the word choice of “appeasing”, as he did above, hoping the words “Islamofascist” and “surrender” aren’t unconsciously connected with it in people’s minds.) 

Nice off-topic dig though McGuinty.  And good on you for printing that, National Post.  That sort of anti-Bush DailyKos and Media Matters crap-speak should help your mutual friend Hillary and boost the feelings and emotions of liberals all across Canada.  Together, a great option for Canadians.  Liberals offering an imbecile like McGuinty, and the National Post a willing accomplice to his idiocy. 

 

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