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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

As if it proves his apparent contention that Conservative cabinet minister Gary Lunn is lying and embarrassed on behalf of the government he represents, National Post columnist John Ivison asserts today  “Mr. Lunn, blushing furiously…” explained his side to the media.  Mr. Ivison was no doubt not blushing as he wrote that, but he should have been.

For those of you who don’t get Fox News Channel, let me explain the liberal news media to you:  This is another tendentious device used by the liberal media to report a story their way.  Another technique is to begin a story with the words “Refusing to back down”, or “Harper makes no apologies for …”, or publishing a horribly damaging-sounding headline like “Harper Trying to Kill Canada” suffixing it with the words “…critics say”. 

Ivison is attempting to retell what he’d like all Canadians to believe is the unfolding drama —or rather the drama behind the drama — which is in actual fact absolutely no drama at all whatsoever.  That makes this all pretty boring, then.  That is unless you’re a liberal media writer looking for something to write about, who will do or say or write whatever he thinks can make a conservative look bad or at least raise questions in the minds of often confused and uninformed (at least properly) Canadians (those are mostly the ones who don’t get Fox News Channel and never visit this web site). It’s a wonder Canadians poll in favor of Conservatives at all, and yet they do.  Imagine if the media were fair and balanced. 

Ivison makes the common and now boring mistake of tripping over his (and the Canadian liberal media generally) own sense of self importance: 

…Ms. Keen was eventually fired, as Liberal committee member David McGuinty put it, “in the dark of night, when Canadians weren’t watching.” The shabby decision to announce her termination in a press release issued at 11 p.m. on Tuesday was presumably taken in the hope that the media might tire of the subject by the next day. Faint hope. It made most journalists even more determined to report the news—and angry to boot.

Trying to bolster one’s point about a Conservative government action by quoting disaffecting, ideologically rabid Liberal-leftists like David McGuinty; and channeling the thoughts of the unnamed liberals in the media whom we all know are on red-alert these days (and I do mean red), desperate to defame the Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper any way they can —is hardly irreducible proof that a wrong has been committed—nor that an unfolding drama worthy of our attention is at play here. Neither is the case in fact,  all the media’s “anger” notwithstanding (as if we care one whit how “angry” the media is made to feel about anything, ever), oh and notwithstanding their “even more determined” efforts —which as I see it are manifestly daily efforts to defame any or all conservatives and their ideas.  It’s that reputation that precedes them, and therefore fails them.  But nice try.

Ivison begs the question in the form of a question:  “But does anyone seriously think Mr. Harper emerges from the isotope screw-up looking more competent or trustworthy?”ANSWER:  Yes, actually.  I do think he is now more competent and trustworthy.  There you go.  That’s what you call a boomerang question. 

I’ve been calling for Harper and his cabinet to fire most of the liberals and leftists and sometimes outright Marxists who have been appointed, by decades of liberal-left politicians and their appointees, to the now absolutely countless liberal-left committees, agencies, bureaus, “corporations”, tribunals, departments, regulators, and sundry other diocese of liberal-left nanny-statism, most of which were designed (by those same liberals) to advance their own liberal-left secular-progressive theocracy in Canada.  The second part of my call has been for Harper and his cabinet to then dump most of those agencies (…) and hire good solid true blue conservatives to lead whatever is left standing.  They should do the same with the courts including the Supreme Court.  They should do this for twenty years if they can stay in power that long (looks like they can).  Then and only then will we have something resembling balance in this country.  It will take that long.  And then we will have a far smaller, less intrusive, forward-looking, principled, sound nation-building governing regimen in place.  That’s actual progress.

Governments (all liberal over the past 40 years) have appointed these people to Canada’s countless, oftentimes useless or worse branches of liberalism, and now, they have every right to fire them when things aren’t going their way.  To pretend otherwise is to reveal nothing but a whiny liberal bias and an embarrassingly obvious inclination to behave as a pantywaist, caterwauling every time things that were set up to make it easy for liberalism to sweep the nation, such as creating all these regulators and agencies and appoint liberals to all the leading posts, are suddenly used in precisely the opposite way to undo that damage.  It’s a bit of a hoist with one’s own petard!  And it’s just funny to those of us who see these things clearly and objectively and who have Canada’s best interests—rather than the interests of Fabian socialists or liberals—at heart. 

I suggest we do here as the Americans do there:  make it quite clear that civil servants in charge of big departments (those that remain after the likes of me are done with ‘em!) all serve at the pleasure of the current Prime Minister and cabinet, and make it a routine to hire those people—new people if you want —that you want to lead these organizations after the official swearing in.  Resigning upon new election results would simply be routine.  Make it clear that these are political appointments.  They all have been, after all.  You want to change it now, suddenly, even though it has clearly been all politics all this time?  You reveal an interest other than democracy and Canada, then.  And personally, I’m on Canada’s side. 

Politics is hard, huh liberals?


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