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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

“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?

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.

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I’ve refrained from using this space to blather on about the coronavirus because I recognized from the start that politics will just get in the way of winning the war.

I see others haven’t done that, including those in opposition to whoever leads the government in their respective country. The left-wing media in North America has done its huge, ignoble share as well, mostly in the form of protecting Justin Trudeau and the Liberals here, and purposely failing to ask critical questions, and largely fawning over the Trudeau Liberals’ arguably way-too-slow and certainly confused response to this crisis. In the U.S., it takes the opposite form, smashing Donald Trump brainlessly, contradicting their own “he’s acting too fast and too harshly” coverage early on in this crisis when he properly and presciently limited flights from China, then Italy and Europe, and so on.

But more than just about any others, it has been the Chinese socialist dictatorship engaging in crass, dangerous politics. They’ve embarked on a global campaign to shift blame for this global catastrophe to the Americans. Specifically, at least one Chinese foreign ministry spokesman suggested the American military purposely spread the virus, an accusation which is all the more vexatious because it was clearly designed with great malice to cause harm toward American military men and women, and America writ large, since so many nations rely on American military in their own countries to help keep them safe. This is pure evil. It gives great credence to the late, great President Ronald Reagan, who dubbed the Soviet Union — then the dominant communist empire — the “evil empire.”

And in this latest evil effort, the North American media have been found to be complicit: bashing Trump for his calling it the Chinese coronavirus in America’s defense, and then joining China’s Communist Party in brainlessly calling him a “racist” for doing so, and in literally spouting the Chinese Communist Party’s lies, word-for-word, in their stories and tweets. It’s the most revealing thing I’ve seen in politics in my life.

I ask this:

What if the Chinese socialist dictatorship embarked on a global campaign of blaming the Canadian military for the whole global coronavirus pandemic?

Would you be inclined to fight back with the truth as to its actual source, in defence of your country?

If not, you need to check your principles. And get a reality check. And check your passport.

So it’s called the Chinese coronavirus, and that’s what I will call the pandemic that put us all at great risk, wrecked what was a great economy, wrecked the retirement of me and my wife, and harmed my family’s and friends’ financial health, among other harms. The Chinese Communist Party caused this. Damn them all. And by the way: Chinese-Canadians and Americans, who literally turned their backs on that country and that communist dictatorship and their evil ways, and chose our superior countries and way of life instead, know this better than anybody.

Politicians elected into leadership in our democracy are of course relied upon to put in place the things necessary to safeguard the people and the nation as a whole. But they should stick to the task at hand, and introduce no politics into the fray, as, indeed, Justin Trudeau and others have, constantly, including even today when, for example, he spewed-out this quote as he announced a government infusion of cash into the on-the-brink economy: “We have the fiscal room to do this because of prudent decision-making over the past five years.”

That’s pure politics in the middle of a pandemic. Ass-covering for himself and his party,  which naturally demands a political response, but which, if you give it, you’re accused of playing politics. That’s a pure, cynical, Liberal politics play. It’s also called gaslighting, and moreover, it’s an outright lie. The federal Liberals spent billions into deficits during good times, against their own campaign promises, and against all economic science and evidence-based economic principles. And against conservatives who all, in myriad ways, kept warning that deficits and massive government spending is to be reserved for bad times, not good times — and certainly not the extremely good times we’ve been enjoying for a while. Now we’ve got an extreme opposite economy staring at us. Crisis times ahead, after already deficit-spending tens of billions during a record economy. Heckofajob, Liberals.

Additionally, I think cancelling parliament and the sittings of various provincial legislatures is deadly to a democracy. Whatever is the minimum quorum, at least, needs to be in session during this time, meeting once a week at least, and doing the important politics of our democracy. Failing that, our democracy is literally put at risk. By definition.

One also has to address the question of what our political leaders in Ottawa (or as I say in my head, “leaders”), when they claimed “science” dictated their decision to not close the borders, and then suddenly the science changed (it didn’t), and it became urgent that Canada close its borders.

You don’t have to be a political genius to see the political gamble that was played here. And that the Trudeau Liberals lost the gamble. And that the coinage they were playing with were Canadian lives. And as with so much of our politics today, the gamble hinged on Donald Trump and what he wisely chose to do, very early on, which they deemed to be “racist.” The fact that he wisely chose to do that, and early on — against much criticism for acting too forcefully, too early — was reason enough to NOT do what he did. “Orange Man Bad” is a terrible disease. It can lead to the illness and possible death of countless citizens. As we will see in this case.

So yeah, get politics out of this. It will save lives. I will continue to do my part in that regard, but I will not roll over and let democracy die, nor allow the left to shift blame away from where it belongs. Not as long as I am alive.

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