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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

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Pluto is fit to be tied.

A tomboy who calls herself C.W., just whisked by on her bike, then whisked around Pluto in full orbit, calling out in exaggerated empathy: “Oh you poor thing Pluto, you got down-sized like the best of us, eh? You got midgetized, eh?

“First of all,” Pluto measuredly snapped back between his teeth, er, between his moons, “it’s dwarf, not midget, dwarf planet, that’s my new category –”.

“Oh well then –,” said C.W., making a brave effort at smothering her giggles.

Pluto is furious.

Particularly at Canada. The AMEC company based out of a Port Coquitlam warehouse, was instrumental in building the telescope that upped the ante on who’s in and who’s out of the Elite Eight Planet Club.

Pluto used to be number 9, since its discovery by American amateur astronomer, then 24-year old Clyde William Tombaugh in 1930.

Advanced AMEC technology led to the discovery a year and a half ago of 2003 UB313, based on images taken in October 2003. Decidedly wider than Pluto, 2003 UB313 would have to be number 10 of the solar system or Pluto would have to go.

Even C.W. commiserated that she really didn’t think that Pluto would just be kicked to the curb, in just one vote, just like that. But that’s exactly what the International Astronomical Union (IAU) just did.

Unions.” Pluto tried to control his disgust. “Groupthink mentality … what else do you expect,” he muttered.

How could science be so arbitrary, C.W. wondered? Just one vote and her textbook became useless.

In the interim, the trouble-making 2003 UB313 had been christened Xena, wouldn’t you know, though there has been no official baptism in that respect. Just a nickname. Still, the symbolism is not lost on anyone.

“Size matters, I guess,” Pluto lamented. C.W. agreed. The surviving widow of the late Tombaugh along with their son, a retired banker, though expressing disappointment at Pluto’s demotion, at first said Tombaugh would have understood that science giveth and science taketh away.

But as I write, they are now joining protests to restore Pluto’s status quo ante.

Indeed, Tombaugh was such a thoroughgoing scientist that he was even willing to embrace UFOs, if that’s where the evidence led, saying: “I think that several reputable scientists are being unscientific in refusing to entertain the possibility of extraterrestrial origin and nature.”

Looking for an Unidentified Flying Object, for Tombaugh, was no different from looking for an unidentified moving point of light that might be a planet. That’s in fact how his work at the Lowell Observatory in 1929 led to Pluto the following year.

Science today is not in Tombaugh’s league. Today, theory precedes fact and hypothesis is hyped to a right of way.

Why don’t we have eyes in the back of our heads? If we “evolved” in adaptation to our environments, if that is how nature selects for survival, shouldn’t we have at least one eye smack in the back of the head, capable of seeing through hair, to serve as a unique “detector” in the generational night vision of our long nightmare to survive?

Isn’t that exactly what would illuminate the role of the eye as an adaptation, exactly as evolutionists in fact insist? So where’s the anti-predator “hidden eye”?

Why do we have one heart but two kidneys? Let’s tally up the heart condition/ kidney disease totals across all manner of generations. Which would have served us better – a spare heart or that second kidney?

What about that appendix? Why has that uniquely useless bit of goods not fused, “evolved” into something like a spare organ, like a spare button on a shirt? What, it needs more time? Another, say, few million years?

When will we finally fly in the air like birds? We broke from the avian line of our common, distant ancestry, so we could end up flightless and grounded by the most lethal of all industries, bar none: transportation? What’s with that? Did we mis-adapt, big time?

Tombaugh would not have censored these questions. He would have invented them. His interest was inquiry, truly seeking to learn.

Darwin has been turned into dogma by secularist extremists who hold hostage our educational systems, complete with tax-funded captive audiences, our young.

No wonder. We now hear that Pluto is off to forge some same-sex bond with ol’ Charlie boy. Charlie serves all purposes from all positions, you see.

Pluto’s argument now is that there is more to size than just plain size, that his size is to be viewed in terms of a complex adaptation as a function of the furthermost distance from the sun. Only reclassification back to full planetary status can adequately capture this mathematics of intergalactic nuance: S = (f) D²; S(size) is a f(function) of the square of D(distance).

Please forgive. I told you. Pluto is pissed.

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