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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.

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

One of the state-run CBC’s official paid informants, Neil MacDonald, usually a “reporter” but this time working under the guise of a political expert of some sort whose opinions, it is taken for granted, Canadians should respect because he works for the state-run media, has written some more words of wisdom State-run CBC opinion from Neil Macdonald.  It’s confusing.  One day a reporter, the next, he tells us how he thinks.  It’s confusing because having watched the CBC for some time, I don’t know which is which. 

It’s another ridiculous politics—“Analysis and Viewpoint”—lecture from the’s multi-gazillion-dollar taxpayer-funded web site.  Apparently, they don’t realize that their “news” reports, including all their carefully selected omissions from the news, qualify as overt propaganda too, and provides more than enough “Analysis and Viewpoint” without this separate section.  Actually maybe they do know that. 

Anytime the far-left, state-run, totally-consigned-to-state-socialism and taxpayer cash CBC presumes to inform us about the media, either here or especially in the more free and more capitalist U.S.A., run like the wind.  Brain poo coming your way.

The commentary (it’s all about… OBAMA, of course!) focuses on Obama’s faux campaign buzzword, “Change”, and how it really doesn’t represent much “change” at all.  Don’t worry though, he reminds us:  ”[Republican] Men like Mitt Romney, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani, whose careers have been the very embodiment of the status quo, are now fighting over who among them can best be seen as an agent of change. … It verges on the ridiculous, given the intrinsic meaning of the word conservative.” 

That trite little expert analysis on Republicans’ own effort to evoke positive “change” (even though they’re conservatives, see?!)  from a reporter who has worked for the state-run CBC… for the past twenty years.

It includes the ubiquitous CBC anti-Fox-News bromide; the left-wing media drive-by smear of Fox News Channel:  ”…Conservatives, egged on by Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, use the word “liberal” as a smear, meaning something close to traitor…”

He knows what they mean when they say the word “liberal”?  All of them?  All of them over there at Fox News Channel?  As a group?  Even the liberal FNC staff, which according to some reports make up most of the on-air faces?  And note that he said “something close to a traitor”.  Why not a full-on traitor?  Does he have specific knowledge leading him to believe that the “right-wingers” over there at Fox News don’t really believe they’re quite traitors, just close-to traitors?  I suppose this was a nod to the CBC’s renowned “accuracy”—like when they call the war on terror a “so-called war on terror”.

And those sheep-like dumb-ass conservatives—they’re “egged on” by that bastion of “right-wing” thought control, are they?  We conservatives… we are so sheep-like and stupid!  (Unlike the liberals, leftists, and sundry Canadian communists who just adore the far-left-wing state-run CBC which, by Iranian-style broadcasting laws created by liberal-leftists, must be offered to all Canadians at no extra charge, it should be noted!) 

Personally, I often just go ahead and call them traitors.  Or fascists.  Despite watching the CBC every day. 

And by the by, pray tell, what other “right-wing media outlets” are there down there, oh wise objective and not-all all-far-left-wing state-employed one?  (I mean aside from The Weekly Standard magazine, Human Events, and three or four AM radio shows.)  Here’s a helpful objectivity advisory concerning the opinions emanating from left-wing state-owned media about other media:  many leftists in the media actually believe that if it’s not state-owned, Soviet Union or North Korean or Canadian-style, then it’s de facto “right-wing”, inasmuch as anything not communist or socialist is capitalist, and therefore “right-wing”.  This is the level of intellectual acuity and objectivity you’re dealing with much of the Canadian liberal media. 

Don’t be “egged-on” by this load of far-left warmed-over claptrap from the CBC.  I know some of you will.  That’s explains at least 5% of the NDP’s 11% popular vote! 

State-run CBC's anti-capitalist Heather Mallick For a totally different opinion, read state-run CBC leftist columnist Heather Mallick’s latest column, in which she compares our capitalist shopping at Walmart and Costco to the Black Death in the 14th century; and who like a typical liberal-left elitist who hasn’t been listening to the arguments against the stupid Kyoto accord, laments the recent news about people in India getting cars:  “Yes, it’s an environmental catastrophe that cars are now going to be affordable for millions of people in India who were doing fine with scooters…”.  Damn those East Indians for wanting what I have always had!

But anyway, since Canadians seem to have no energy or aptitude or even an appetite to do anything about it, I’ll just regurgitate two points:

1.  Why does the state-run media provide Canada with written opinions about politics on their web site?  Or opinions about anything, for that matter?  Isn’t that my job as a citizen? 

2.  State-owned and state-run media should be banned in this country, and that notion enshrined in our constitution. 

Thanks to those who like me do share my interest in keeping Canada a free country, full of people with self-determination who don’t need to be told how to think by the state.

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