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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. 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

“The government beat the citizens! Yay!” —an elitist Canadian socialist

The Liberal Party's very own state-owned CBC's "news" (hahahahaha)...

The objective left on the regressive left

Writing beautifully about the racist and discriminatory plight of...

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?

The Article

Originally posted at 12:41 PM, Mon Jan 11

Oh I can’t WAIT to see how liberals and socialists/communists react.  I’m sure it will be tolerant!  Because they’re liberals!  They’re all about the tolerance! 



Palin to Join Fox News as Contributor

2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is joining Fox News as a contributor, the news channel announced Monday.

The former Alaska governor, whose book, Going Rogue: An American Life, became a bestseller weeks before it was released and remains No. 2 on the New York Times bestseller list, has signed a multi-year deal to offer her political commentary and analysis across all Fox News platforms, including Fox Business Channel, and Fox News Radio.

She will also participate in special event political programming for Fox Broadcasting.

“I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News. It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news,” Palin said in a written release.

Palin will also host periodic episodes of Fox News Channel’s “Real American Stories,” a series exploring inspirational real-life tales of overcoming adversity throughout the American landscape that will debut in 2010.

“Governor Palin has captivated everyone on both sides of the political spectrum and we are excited to add her dynamic voice to the FOX News lineup,” said Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming. …

Latest available viewership stats for cable news channels:

Prime Time, Thursday January 7 2010
Fox News Channel – 2.357,000 viewers
CNN – 573,000 viewers
MSNBC – 767,000 viewers
CNBC – a scratch w/110,000 viewers
Headline news Network – 757,000 viewers

Some Key Time Slots (and age groups):

5PM (2 PM Pacific)  – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox News Channel – Glenn Beck – 2,601,000 viewers (703,000) (1,259,000)
CNN – Situation Room—814,000 viewers (127,000) (266,000)
MSNBC – Hardball —680,000 viewers (121,000) (331,000)
CNBC – Fast Money —181,000 viewers (a scratch w/53,000) (94,000)

8PM (5 PM Pacific)  – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox News Channel – The O’Reilly Factor Special – 3,415,000 viewers (848,000) (1,584,000)
CNN – Campbell Brown – 588,000 viewers (156,000) (275,000)
MSNBC – Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 1,036,000 viewers (289,000) (589,000)
CNBC – American Greed – 167,000 viewers (57,000) (82,000)
Headline News Network – Nancy Grace – 974,000 viewers (303,000) (489,000)

9 PM (6 PM Pacific)  – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox News Channel – Hannity – 2,024,000 viewers (517,000) (949,000)
CNN – Larry King Live —561,000 viewers (136,000) (248,000)
MSNBC – Rachel Maddow Show —790,000 viewers (236,000) (437,000)
CNBC – Macheads — a scratch w/73,000 viewers (a scratch w/28,000) (a scratch w/36,000)
Headline News Network – Joy Behar- 847,000 viewers (278,000) (436,000)

10 PM (7 PM Pacific)  P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox News Channel – On the Record w/ Greta—1,623,000 viewers (419,000) (737,000)
CNN – Anderson Cooper 360 — 568,000 viewers (145,000) (270,000)
MSNBC – Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 475,000 (170,000) (243,000)
CNBC – Planet of the Apps – a scratch w/91,000 viewers (57,000) (61,000)
Headline News Network – Nancy Grace –502,000 viewers (226,000) (269,000)

Those numbers notwithstanding….
CBC fans chime in with examples of their tolerance!:

InvermereBoy wrote:Posted 2010/01/11 at 5:03 PM ET
“Neo-cons are happy…they’re the only ones who watch FOX …” 

(38 fellow CBC fans clicked the “I agree!” button on that one).

This next one calls those who are “extreme” right wingers like Sarah Palin and those of us who like her, “mentally challenged”.  They skillfully avoided “retarded”.  Because they’re so polite and tolerant.  I love it when they try to be politically correct even as they display their abject bigotry.  …. And then they insinuate that Palin will induce a group sex masturbation-oriented show, and the state-paid CBC moderators naturally approved that…

Sentient Human wrote:Posted 2010/01/11 at 5:25 PM ET
“…She will be right at home amongst the other mentally challenged Extreme Right-Wingers who are unable to comprehend what the Constitution and America are really about.

What are they going to call the show? Perhaps the ‘Inner Circle (Jerk)’ would be an appropriate title? … “

Yahoo Answers:  “what is a circle jerk?”  … or just ask the CBC staff.  Surely they know what they’re approving on behalf of taxpayers. 

This one calls her a WHORE.  Not even softening it with “media whore”.  Simply a whore… and CBC approves it:

VideoNick56 wrote:Posted 2010/01/11 at 7:22 PM ET Paulhill wrote:
“… excuse me. I feel a sneeze coming on…ahh…ahhhH ahhHHHH-WHORE!! …”

That same genius thinker alludes to how sexually stimulating he finds her.  CBC not only approves that, they LOVE that.  They hate it when women are seen as “sex objects”…. except when it’s Sarah Palin.  Then they love it.  Love it!

VideoNick56 wrote:Posted 2010/01/11 at 7:14 PM ET:
“… Well, now that you mention it, despite being blissfully free from the burden of intelligent thought, she actually is somewhat sexually intriguing…..hmmmm….. “

As I’m reading the idiots’ comments at CBC, I’m watching Fox News Channel, where, as usual, Bill O’Reilly is interviewing his perpetual guest Marc Lamont Hill—an avowed far-left socialist (no, not “just” a socialist —a real hard-left socialist.  And a Fox News Contributor, just like Sarah Palin now is.  He’s on Fox News Channel nearly every day.  Probably more than Sarah Palin will be.  And so are other leftists.  That’s partly how we in the smart set understand what the left’s up to.  CBC fanboys have utterly no clue… and yet they call Sarah Palin stupid (or in some cases, “stoopid”, ironically)

(Note that socialist Marc Lamont Hill is a rather dark-skinned “Negro”, Senator Reid and all Democrats!)

For their (increasingly lame) part, the increasingly conservative-disliking National Post searches and searches for the worst possible photo of Sarah Palin, who is universally accepted as very photogenic and attractive-looking.  And they finally settle on one.  I wonder who was in the room chuckling and yucking it up over this yummy choice.  And how old they were. 


And they further deflate their own reporting by including, in their “news story” (which was written by some unknown hack named Chris Boutet) a gratuitous link, in big font, to a ridiculous article entitled “Sarah Palin’s health care ‘death panels’ warning named ‘Lie of the Year”.  Just for your further reading and edification.  Chuckle!  Snicker!  It’s so fun to smear Sarah Palin!  Now let’s go over to Daily Kos! 

This all suggests to me that as a news organization, they simply can’t stand her; are prepared to demonstrate their abject disrespect for her; they can’t be objective about her despite the journalistic demands that they be so;  and are manifestly rather childish and unprofessional.  They apparently lack editorial leadership over there at that failing and practically bankrupt National Post paper.


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