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BC Liberal Party website — They obviously put out a news release announcing their leadership debate, stating, as even their own website states, that you can stream it at their website. The Globe and Mail said so too, even. But go to their website, and nothing like an anticipatory video teaser is there. Like they're not even set up for it. Or don't care if you watch it. You can, they say, watch it on Facebook. But I won't support that crap. So heckofa job, Libbies.

Click to (not) watch it

 

Canadians love their cheap Chinese trinkets despite the moral question

Globe and Mail — Startling reports out of the Port of Vancouver indicate just how much Canadians care that communist China was (and still is) holding Canadian and American citizens illegally, steals intellectual property from everyone around the world, is a rogue racist state, an authoritarian and totalitarian dictatorship, which is bent on global communist domination, which enslaves and arguably eliminates ethnic groups, and which pollutes the entire globe to beat hell.

The Port of Vancouver is sending record numbers of empty shipping containers to Asia ... The reason so many shipping containers are going back to Asia filled with nothing but air has to do with a surge in consumer demand for Asian goods ...

...There were 597,443 TEUs of empty containers exported from Vancouver in the first eight months of this year, up 89 per cent from the same period in 2020. And 2020 was previously the record-high year for empty-container shipments from the port.

Almost half of all the containers that have left Vancouver so far this year have been empty.

In total, the Port of Vancouver has handled 2.55 million TEUs of both imports and exports during the first eight months of 2021, up 17 per cent from the same period in 2020.

China is the largest shipper into the Port of Vancouver of containerized merchandise, including consumer goods.

What happened to all that bellyaching about "sustainability?" It doesn't apply to the country of Canada itself? Trudeau? Liberals? Maybe lose the woke BS, lose the love and admiration for "that basic dictatorship" and labels that read "Fabrique en Chine," raise the Canadian flag that you've shamed from its now months-long half-mast detention, and show you give more of a crap about Canada and its real, actual issues.

Hey has China relaxed its restrictions on tourists from the west yet? Asking for literally nobody.

Wall Street Journal —Don't plan your next trip to China without writing your will and saying goodbye to loved ones. The WSJ's editorial board is not impressed - with China or with President Biden and his team of surrender monkeys.

China’s Hostage Triumph

The U.S. lets Huawei’s CFO off easy, and Beijing frees two Canadians.   
By The Editorial Board
Updated Sept. 27, 2021 7:56 am ET

Westerners working in China are officially on notice. You could be arrested on trumped up charges at any time and used as hostages to promote Communist Party interests. That’s the message from the humiliating U.S. surrender to China’s hostage diplomacy in the case of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

Canadian authorities arrested Ms. Meng in 2018 at the request of the U.S., which charged her with bank and wire fraud. Under a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) reached Friday, Ms. Meng was allowed to return to China without going to trial. She merely admitted to facts she had previously denied. Shortly thereafter, and right on cue, China released two Canadians it had arrested on phony charges not long after Ms. Meng’s arrest.

China’s immediate release of businessman Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig proves their arrest was a hostage-taking to pressure Canada and the U.S. over Ms. Meng. In China the law serves the Party. But in the U.S. the law is supposed to operate independent of political interests. ...

I'd no sooner visit China than I would North Korea, Iran, or Cuba.

“Health Reasons.” Fer sure, China.

Globe and Mail — It's not the Globe and Mail's fault. In this case, they're just reporting. And it — China — is just utterly insulting our intelligence and totally disrespecting us. I didn't even read the article because I don't take well to being insulted by communists or a-holes. But on the other hand, this one is all Globe and Mail. For me it's about the contrast between how they treated the last president's handling of the border crisis — a problem not of his own making; and how they are treating this president's handling of a far worse crisis of his and his comrades' own making. Media bias 101? Or them more simply utterly insulting our intelligence and totally disrespecting us?

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.

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

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Anyone who thinks this SNC-Lavalin – Justin Trudeau – Gerald Butts – big Liberal government corruption (OK, alleged) and cover-up mess is a shocking, isolated example of big government (alleged) corruption, cover-ups, and general f-ups, is sadly mistaken. Or lying.

This is your big, huge and growing, left-wing government at work on any typical day.

The fact that you don’t get to see it at work like this is owed to a studious and studiously liberal media protecting the liberals and their big government — and protecting those giant corporations like SNC-Lavalin who are known by the media to be huge supporters of the Liberals — on a daily basis. They cover-up crap like this all day long. They did not report widely, if at all, the fact that the Liberals stuffed the last budget bill — a budget bill yet — with changes to criminal laws designed to protect SNC-Lavalin, knowing SNC-Lavalin was in deep criminal trouble; nor that SNC-Lavalin lobbied for these exact changes to protect themselves, and the phony Liberals obliged, in an exquisite example of crony capitalism and, I’ll say what I think: possible criminal corruption and collusion conspiracy. This is just an example. We don’t ever get to see many.

Not using omnibus bills to bury controversial proposals was a key Liberal Party election promise. Smugly breaking that promise and making a major change to the Criminal Code by using the Budget Implementation Act for the protection of a Party supporter is corruption on a grand scale. But this one incidence of Liberal Party corruption is a real doozy because it shines a light on so many items on the menu of Liberal Party and Justin Trudeau BS, all at once.

But back to the point: The liberal media only reports on this stuff when forced to — like when it becomes too obvious or too embarrassing not to, as the Globe and Mail did or had to do in this case. Then they feign shock and outrage, and unbury their pretence of objective journalism. To an extent. For a short time. We know this from the last Liberal scandal — the “sponsorship” scandal — which as I see it was the biggest corruption scandal ever to occur in this country’s history — and which, as you may have noticed, the media stopped talking about exactly one week after it happened.

When it’s a conservative government the news media act as stenographers and report on everything they are told, by liberals, every day. “News” stories read even more than usual like they emanated directly from the communications office of the Liberal Party of Canada (or worse, the NDP). See coverage of the Mueller “Russia Collusion” nonsense, or closer to home, the totally fallacious and malign “Hidden Agenda” campaign against the Conservatives — an example of media collusion and corruption if ever there was one, conducted by the liberal media on behalf of leftist parties for over a decade. Stories during conservative reigns are replete with outlandish accusations of criminality or corruption, or of multiple gang rapes, as in the case of conservative Judge Kavanaugh, quoting “unnamed sources” and “those close to the situation,” and which, after proven untrue and fake, are left to sit there, uncorroborated and uncorrected. On purpose. They then repeat this corruption, this collusion, over and over.

But we now have to watch the media beclown themselves as they begrudgingly cover this new liberal-left mess. And the “begrudging” is palpable.

Today’s overly subdued headlines are mostly flat and colorless, and read like this actual headline, created in the face of a huge national scandal:

Liberals reject calls to question Wilson-Raybould, top PMO staffers in SNC hearings
— Globe and Mail

Don’t worry, you were meant to yawn at that.

The Toronto Star division of the liberal-left had an shockingly steady hand today too, wherein they did not use the word fascism even once, although they did allow “scandal” (alas, no “-gate”) into their pages, and managed to simply state a fact without bashing their Liberals. This is an amazing act of political protection. To wit:

Toronto Star being very gentle on their Liberals.

Other headlines show how they fear not the damage it does to our hitherto notion of equal justice or faith in our political institutions, or the damage it does to our very democracy, but instead lament the damage it might do to their Liberal Party brand, like this nonsense from the Globe and Mail:

Wilson-Raybould’s resignation is an off-brand, disastrous narrative for the Liberals

Well yes but cheer up, the media isn’t done whitewashing it yet. In that article, the writer helps by putting quotes around the word scandals, as such:

Opponents, as well as other observers, will draw a connection between the SNC-Lavalin situation and “scandals” past.

Don’t worry, this isn’t a “real” scandal, any more than the other “scandal” was an actual scandal. Vote Liberal!

The clearly caught-being-bad Liberals complain that the opposition Conservatives
(and the NDP, which as a result their constant and ever-so phony virtue-signaling, no longer deserve any credibility or respect), are simply launching a witch-hunt. As if they’re against witch-hunts. Their Democrat cousin in the U.S. (in collusion with the liberal media) is still engaged in two-year-old actual witch-hunt against Donald Trump, so what we’ve got here is a funky international form of projection. They are lying. The Conservatives up north are trying to do their job and preserve what’s left of any respect for Canadian government institutions, and our rule of law, in asking for a full investigation. And that’s just an objective fact. The liberals in both countries are lying and, I believe, possibly outright corrupt.

So liberals, especially in the media, spare us. Don’t fake shock or outrage. This is all working exactly according to plan, as it does every single day. This (quote) scandal (unquote) will be well managed by you all, and then it’s right back to getting those blessed Liberals and NDP re-elected.

Lament that you’ve been caught — once again — all you want. Because that’s all you can possibly be sorry about; and I hope it will be the undoing of all of you, eventually.

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