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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.

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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.
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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?

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The state-owned CBC’s usual radical leftists, including the phalanx of the Sarah Palin-haters, then immediately jumped out from under their craggy rocks (or from their mom’s basement) and began, as if reflexively, mindlessly, to bash the crap out of her (as best they could —poorly and entirely illogically and without a shred of intellectual acuity)  — on the state-owned web site.  Anonymously of course, because they’re complete cowards.

This first one oddly tries to conflate Palin’s membership in the NRA, and occasionally advocating to protect America’s Second Amendment rights among others (as the shot Congresswoman Giffords herself did as a gun owner and NRA member), to her inciting hatred and violence.  That is, in and of itself, twisted, extremist, BS.  But it’s the CBC so we have to allow for that.  Imagine:  being “the poster girl for the NRA” makes her one who “incites hatred and violence”?  Only to a screwed-up mind.  He then drops Ann Coulter’s name into the ring as if that helps bolster his case.  Throw them all to the lions, for we disagree with them!

grammargeek wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 9:43 AM ET

Anybody else find it incredibly ironic that Palin has counselled against comments “that incite hatred and violence”?

Is she not the poster girl for the NRA? Has she not made a name for herself with hateful rhetoric?

The only thing that could be more ironic would be if Ann Coulter had made these comments.

410 Agree 32 Disagree

This next one seems to have been written in that weird vacuum of typical left-wing, Media Matters/CBC-style lack of information (willful or otherwise).  He condemns her, and her alone, for (and make no mistake — causing) the murderous rampage of a deranged individual by her merely putting an election campaign map on her web site targeting Democratic districts with crosshairs.  He ignores not only the facts, but what Palin herself said in the video —that both sides did this, and do it today, and have always done it (and they should continue to do it)  — and moreover, he ignores the fact that the CBC itself does it too, as I’ve pointed out (CBC’s politics show has a daily feature called “The Firing Line” in which crosshairs are displayed, and in which the whole idea is to put the Conservative government — sometimes just one individual — in the crosshairs.  No matter:  135 agreed with that comment and only 10 didn’t.

Pascaloo wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 9:44 AM ET

Palin’s choice of crosshairs to mark the districts is just incredibly stupid and tasteless…exactly what I have come to expect from her.
Shame on you Sarah, for contributing to an already volatile climate..

This next one passes as brilliant intellectual thought for a CBC commenter — or actually for most progressives today.  Could it be more intellectually vacuous?  And with great respect (no, with none, actually) to the first commenter I posted above, can you then spot the true irony?  Yet look at the Agree/Disagree numbers!  Ten times the number of CBC fans “Agree”.  Yes, the CBC sure has bred a Canadian culture rich with compassion, tolerance, intellect….  Let’s keep this thing alive!

DenisToronto wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 9:47 AM ET

Why does she open her mouth?

What an idiot this woman is.

389 Agree 37 Disagree

As if to double-down on the intellect and tolerance (etc) arguments I made above (and again, look at the Agree/Disagree numbers):

cprtrain wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 9:54 AM ET

Palin should be implicated for inciting violence. Her comments attract the “red-neck” right wingers and gun lovers.

She is DISGUSTING!

287 Agree 31 Disagree

This idiot draws the direct line to Sarah Palin as the one to blame for the murderous rampage.  She calls it a “FACT” — all in capital letters, as if to make the point that it’s not merely conjecture or opinion.  And yet the CBC “moderators” allowed it to be posted.  It’s clearly libelous.

dottygirl wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 9:57 AM ET

The FACT Remains:

Palin put up that cross hairs web site:

The Congresswoman commented on it, in terms that revealed she was afraid it would provoke acts against her

Then she was shot.

That alone makes it good journalism to discuss whether Palin and her revolutionary rhetoric provoked this act.
[…]

This next one demonstrates more of that idiot meme that has been cultivated by the state-owned, socialism-reliant CBC, and all the other left-wing, and even moderately liberal media.  This one not only vacuously deems Sarah Palin to be “an idiot” — which is precisely the intellectual acuity — the meme — that the media has created and cultivated;  but then he (who names himself “StevietheStupid” in an ever so respectful and intellectual nod to Stephen Harper no doubt) also goes further by suggesting that Sarah Palin doesn’t deserve to live.  She is “a waste of skin”.  Then as if to rub bigotry into intolerance, he claims that not only that, anyone who agrees with her also don’t deserve to live.  CBC “moderators” approve it on the basis of what?  Sound, appropriate dialogue?  Tolerance?  Just another upstanding moral observation?  Bringing Canadians together?  Unity?  Civil dialogue?

StevietheStupid wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 10:02 AM ET

Sarah Palin is a waste of skin….those that support her wacky views are no better.

In the words of Gump….stupid is as stupid does….

59 Agree 10 Disagree

One commenter named NovaMan (that would mean “new man”) appealed to the sort of Hitler-esque model, and called her — a human being — a “virus”.  Clearly a virus is something we all want to eliminate.  To clean ourselves of.  Who cares!  APPROVED by the CBC moderators.

Another one goes on for three full paragraphs in which he seems to try so hard to appear “intellectual”, but all of the paragraphs are ridiculous.  The last one, in which he first allows that “The two events may not be directly connected” (Sarah Palin having a bulls eye on key electoral districts and the gunman’s rampage) — gee, ya think? — includes this bit of nonfactual stupidity (which nonetheless got a three-to-one “Agree” rating):

dekeorama wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 10:12 AM ET

… The two events may not be directly connected, Sarah Palin is not responsible for Arizona. However, as an individual that represents the people (and this is the real reason she is being singled out, she’s a public official), it is not her place to demonstrate a complete lack of respect of the public regardless of what their political beliefs are. Her actions contribute to the problem because of her position. The Anne Coulter and Bill O’Rielly’s of the world are wind bags that we can choose to ignore, but Sarah Palin is the elected representative of the people – she should know better.

34 Agree 10 Disagree

I’m constantly amazed, as I read these, that these people apparently don’t even watch and/or read the CBC, which, as I’ve shown, constantly, and to this very day, uses military and weapons-related and specifically gun-related imagery, including gun sights and crosshairs and rhetoric including “targeting” and so on, in its presentation of…. news!  And they use it in their opinion pieces.  And in discussion panels, as I’ve pointed out these last few days.  The commenters constantly blame Sarah Palin for the murders on the basis that she used such imagery, and they call it “despicable” and “horrendous” (etc) and again — actually blaming her.

One guy called her “a stupid broad”.  Imagine a conservative calling Libby Davies “a stupid broad”.  Would the CBC commenters agree with that too in the order of more than three-to-one, as they did here?  Would the CBC moderators even accept that?

As usual, the “Canadians” represented by the state-owned media display their rabid anti-Americanism at every opportunity: Sarah Palin is “an absolute IDIOT”… and (therefore) Americans will probably elect her. This, based on the “fact” that he “knows the Americans”.  APPROVED by the state-paid CBC “moderators”.

ImCorrect wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 10:21 AM ET

Sarah Palin is an absolute IDIOT!  I truly wish she would just go away, but knowing the Americans they will probably elect her.

18 Agree 5 Disagree

This one seems to be advocating violence against her to “shut this woman up”.  Who’s he talking about?  Ex-wrestler Jesse Ventura?  To what? Pulverize her?  APPROVED by the CBC “moderator”!

mousetrap wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 10:59 AM ET

she needs to be paid a visit by another x-governor – and in full costume

someone has to shut this woman up

13 Agree 1 Disagree

Watch out: here comes a genius:

Onteachamo wrote:Posted 2011/01/12 at 11:04 AM ET

This tragedy would not have happened if Fox News didn’t exist.

25 Agree 19 Disagree

Two-to-one agreement from the CBCers on this one, in which the writer makes a direct comparison between the murderer and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whom he also describes as ” the religious wing-nut”.  APPROVED by the CBC.

RonChristianson wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 11:05 AM ET

This retarded gun lover is just as dangerous as our very onw Stevie Harper, the religious wing-nut who is in love with all that is American and has a close realtionship with George Bush, and the National Riffle Association. I say let’s take our Canada back, by getting rid of Stevie the George- Bush, Repulican, Gun-lving, American wanna be. Enough said.

19 Agree 8 Disagree

Here’s someone who will never get that check written to any mental health advocacy societies:

random user1867 wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 11:10 AM ET

Sarah Palin reminds me of the slow kid in class:

You pat her on the head and tell her she IS special as she goes back to eating glue and crayons….

36 Agree 8 Disagree

But don’t worry, it’s not personal, and these aren’t personal attacks by hate-filled Canadian leftists:

Grumpa35 wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 11:11 AM ET

Ya, and her daughter didn’t make it as a winner at dancing either, even with mommies help.

15 Agree 11 Disagree

This was APPROVED by the state-owned CBC “moderators”, possibly because it is so civil and sane:

tingtreats wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 11:12 AM ET

[…]  It is possible the republicans could control the house, the senate and the presidency after next election … and you know what that means … Let the killin begin … I’m not inflamming nothing … Those are the words of the right not mine

24 Agree 12 Disagree

One writer makes the intellectual observation that Sarah Palin is “a two faced [email protected]”  APPROVED possibly on the basis that it is respectful dialogue.  And look at the Agree/Disagree numbers.

Mikeyla64 wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 11:34 AM ET

What a two faced [email protected]

103 Agree 12 Disagree

One guy wrote that “It’s times like these that kinda make me wish the Soviets had won the Cold War.”

Seriously.

And what we’ve got here is some more tolerant and level-headed, moderate and not-at-all extremist or asinine, stupid, ironic if only they knew the meaning of the word, left-wing speech, right here (with a seven-to-one Agree to Disagree ratio):

NSinAB wrote:
Posted 2011/01/12 at 12:07 PM ET

Palin….You are such an IDIOT!
You exemplify everything that is wrong with the USA.
A light? Really? Your country is a light? Your country is a cesspool of gun toting psychotic religious zealots….just like you.
How can a country that nearly voted you into the second most powerful office on the planet be a light? You….you who believes in a magic man in the sky. You who believes dinosaurs and humans co-existed. You who couldn’t string a coherent sentence together if your life depended on it.

Prasie the lord and pass the ammunition. You disgust me Sarah Palin.

 

I’m still reading… but it’s hard to lower myself to this level.

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