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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

Recruitment is up. In the deadliest week of our Afghan mission, recruitment is up.

In the week that saw the thwarting of what reportedly would have been the deadliest
Week since 9/11 in the Western Front on Terror, our Canadian Forces report that whereas they average 25,000 recruits in a whole year, they secured 17,000 in the past six months alone.

In this blood-soaked week from international on down to our city streets, in which a half-dozen Indo-Canadian domestic thug-terrorists savagely swarmed a Vancouver man, fracturing his skull – all because he told the street-racing, foul-yellin’ swine to cool it – our boys and girls, with focus and without bravado, are signing up for an education, for job training opportunities, for adventure and challenge, in our military, the navy, in the air force.

In this week of eroding support for our Afghan mission, with a simple majority of poll respondents wanting the troops “brought home as soon as possible,” our boys and girls, with what Major Andy Coxhead, a spokesman for the Canadian Forces’ recruiting group, reportedly referred to as a “steady feeling of patriotism,” heed instead the call of our National Defence in that Department’s marvellous online blurb: “Consider the unique Profession of Arms. Challenging and richly rewarding.”

As yet another Canadian soldier’s body started the final journey home from Kandahar, a soldier’s daughter this week bid farewell to her hero-dad, saying, “They tell me he is dead but I still sense his magic.”

What I tell you now is that there is more magic and manhood in these boys, in these girls, than in all the rest of the breathing earth.

In spite of growing skepticism, a recent Innovative Research Group poll found that two-thirds of Canadians agree that for the country to play a significant role in world affairs, it needs an effective military.

Yet the media continue to discuss and disparage defence spending in terms of the American model, whipping out, of course, ubiquitous uber-bogeyman “Bush, Bush, Bush,” as if Canadian defence could not possibly have a purpose with needs entirely unique to it.

The fact is such peacenik-unthinkingness seriously undermines the celebrated historic achievement of our forces. From Flanders Fields to Kandahar.

“Row on row” of our boys, our girls, line up at recruitment offices, determined to redress such an unspeakable imbalance of such a predatory journalism. And I do mean predatory journalism, feeding off every death of our soldiers in Afghanistan to bait Canadians into abandonment of duty, venture and high calling.

Our youth are the antidote. They want to “keep faith” with those who made it possible for those who so wantonly “break faith” with the very people who made it possible for us all to have freedom of faith of any kind whatsoever.

For some time now, our Auditor General has sounded the alarm on recruitment and service issues. In response, just last month, our CBC, our “Communist Broadcast of Canada,” all but relished a report of frustrated recruits quitting and enrollment targets plummeting.

Our boys, our girls, have now responded to treasonous responses. Hell no, they won’t fail to show! Hell yes, they rise to the test!

When it comes to terrorists, it is our own media, as if moonlighting for Hezbollah PR units, speculate – indeed celebrate cold-blooded murder as a recruitment tool. They can’t wait to tell us again and again that every civilian killing in Lebanon, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, serves to recruit more and more terrorists.

Of course, that would not be the case if people knew that civilian killings were accidental, that Israel, America, our soldiers, target terror not civilians, whereas terrorists explicitly espouse the exact reverse.

But who is going to tell this tragic truth in telling detail time and again?

Our boys, our girls will. “Row on row” of our youth shows us that the real recruitment kit of the day is the belief in a demonstrably greater good. They want to be a part of that action. They want to build schools and protect women from genital mutilation, which perverse Moslemist barbarity is perpetrated under the cultural label of “female circumcision.”

Even in the face of death, our youth question the cultural relativism that equates all sides in all wars in all circumstances.

The best of our best understand that there is truth and that there is terror.

And they know there is a price to pay. Still, our boys, our girls, do not want to “stay the course.” They want to advance the cause of global humanity, liberty and dignity.

We thank them. God Bless ’em.

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