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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.
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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 state-run media in Canada (and the citizen-owned media who do their best to compete with them) all lament, daily (with intra-day lament updates, all day long), the price of a barrel of oil, and the resulting price of gas.  (Of course they don’t have the foggiest clue what they’re talking about, but they pretend they do.) 

Even as I was writing this, the state-owned CBC did a story about the latest rise in gas prices. 
 

Apparently it’s getting higher.  You can tell because they constantly, alarmingly update you about this almost as often as they update the Canadian and American troop death toll in Afghanistan. 

OK.  We get it.  Well actually, not all of us get it totally.  The state-owned CBC Newsworld channel is taking to reading out emails their concerned viewers are sending in today, unwittingly revealing the intelligence level of CBC viewers.  The CBC seems to imply in their delivery—and I admit this is just a guess and is not as scientific as their U.N. “man-made global warming” climate change “science” —that the government should do something about this.  Not them at the CBC (as if they aren’t a branch of the government) —and horror of horrors, not us personally—the government.  (They’re liberals, and that’s how all liberals think).  One CBC viewer writes in and suggests there should be a “cap” on gas prices.  Yes, an artificial, non-free market, government price control, in other words —you know, like in communist countries or dictatorships. 

Another CBC-viewing genius writes to them:

“I am a resident of Toronto.  Every summer, for the past 15 years, I visit one new province by driving to it.  I love to see all of this beautiful country.  But with the gas prices it will not be possible.  What a shame!”

Reality flies right over the viewer’s head, apparently.  Perhaps the CBC should do a 5-part series on “getting a clue”.  (Oh what am I saying… this is the network that understands the law of supply and demand about as well as Jack Layton does.  The free market has nothing to do with the CBC, it has hardly any viewers, and yet it still gets over a BILLION dollars of taxpayer funding every year anyway, socialist style, and demands more, to needlessly compete against private citizens.  The only “cap” should be on the CBC grave.)

And then there’s a little perspective.  They keep calling it “record highs” but adjusted for inflation, oil only just very recently rose to a level that was higher than the year 1979.  All this time, the price was lower than it was in 1979.  So the liberals’ media may want to get a small mental grip.  Maybe even present the proper perspective.  (Nah!  Too radical!) 

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Chart courtesy of InflationData.com.

Gee.  Ya think?

The liberal-left and their media selectively focuses our attention on what they perceive as free-market capitalist negatives, particularly when conservatives (or anything resembling conservatives) are in power.  Those of us in the sober, clear-thinking smart set see this is part of the hidden agenda of the liberal-left and their media.  They all discredit and misrepresent anything free-market capitalist-related, but practically declare news festivals whenever any government announces a yummy new universal social program or another increase in taxpayer spending on any “public service” of any kind.  No matter what it is (except national defence)—it’s all good if it’s an increase in government spending.  When a socialist politician or one of their 900 allied special interest groups holds a “news conference” announcing his or her demand for a new social program, or increased spending on one of the eight billion existing ones, or promises its own state spending programs if elected, the media is all over it, wall-to-wall, with great enthusiasm.

But how come the media never reported on and announced with great flourish the constant increase in personal and corporate income taxes over the years?  And obviously—at least to me and other conservatives—they totally “forget” to constantly update us on any of the myriad increases in social ills which are all the direct result of liberal-left secular-“progressives” such as: the rising number of abortions daily; the rising number of divorces daily; the “progress” in the number of sex-laced, salacious, violent, and foul-mouthed “entertainment” on TV and in movie theaters; the huge rise in sexually-transmitted diseases in our children; the huge rise in the number of fatherless “families”

All these years, the liberal-left media totally forget to report that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has also gone up—in fact much more reliably than the price of oil.  They hardly ever mention that.

I don’t know why

.  They never fail to mention when the stock market dips a little as it has recently— the state-owned news media (CBC Newsworld channel 390) even placed what I dubbed a stock market “plunge-o-meter” on their screen all day long one day when the market was falling one day.  But they failed to report on the almost constant, new historic rises, to new record levels, as has happened in the stock markets throughout history. How come they never had any of those CBC banners on the screen like those above, reading “STOCKS UP AGAIN!”, and “STOCKS AND AND UP AND UP…”?

Canada’s liberals and those on the further left shun capitalism.  They hate it.  Hate corporate profits, hate capitalist success, and hate capitalists.  (At least once they’re done with it).

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Copyright StockCharts.com, Inc.

That stock market free-market capitalist fact is very important —perhaps more so than the price of oil, because so far, and despite the left’s admiration for socialist Cuba and its “progressive” Hell, there’s actually no sound, proven alternative to free-market capitalism on the horizon; and because we all totally rely on it; and because we have all greatly benefited from it to the extent that we’re among the richest most bountiful countries on earth.  There are replacements for oil now and on the horizon (thanks again to free-market capitalism!).  So really, they should be more excited and concerned about the Dow Jones Industrial Average and its constantly rising value, than just the rising price of oil alone, with its rather negative connotations.  Yet they aren’t. 

Canadians should learn from that fact.

UPDATE 11:26 AM PDT:

CBC Newsworld’s banner on their business report segment this morning:

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