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Trudeau: “There’s an awful lot of work to do.” In America. On “Systemic Racism.”

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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. 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.

I’ve been reading Michael Tracey’s Substack since he started it, and today’s is another goodie. I highly suggest you subscribe to it — and even for free, you get the good stuff I pasted below — but you’ll eventually want to be a paid subscriber too (at a mere $5 USD/mth).

You’ve seen me write about this point before: how amazingly similar the left’s talking points all are on any given day, about any given issue really, but especially those big, flashy, newsy ones that might happen to advance a leftist, progressive, or woke cause. Newspaper reporters and anchors, columnists, politicians, corporate idiots, and then finally even your cab driver — all saying the same thing — blurting out the same “hot take” — about something newsy. It’s almost as if there were a advisory coming out the New York Times, the Washington Post, Democratic Party HQ, or all three working in concert, indicating to all interested parties the “proper” (and most politically useful, and most effective from a marketing standpoint) public response to every situation (always somehow steeped in the promotion of wokeness, leftism, progressivism, etc., again quite amazingly!).

But to help prove the point with such ferocity such that even your cab driver would have to take notice, Michael outdid himself today. Reflecting on the reactions to this week’s jury conviction of police officer Derek Chauvin, and how so many politicians and corporate sheep all responded the same way, he assembled the epic list below. At the risk of overquoting him today (did I mention you should subscribe to his Substack?!), this is a truly useful bit of work:

…Pledges of an uncannily similar nature came in hot and heavy. How this much “work” could ever be completed is anyone’s guess:

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi: “We all have more work to do”

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker: “We know there is more work to do”

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson: “We know there is so much more work to do”

Nationwide CEO Kirt Walker: “We recognize there is still much work to be done”

Atrium CEO Eugene Woods: “There’s much more work to be done”

Cisco President Shannon Leininger: “There is still so much work to be done”

Stephen Colbert: “There is more work to be done”

Jimmy Fallon: “There’s still a lot of work to be done”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee: “There is still much work to do”

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh: “Work remains to be done”

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock: “We have much work still to do”

Los Angeles Unified School District Board member Jackie Goldberg: “There is still so much work to be done”

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott: “We know there is more work to be done”

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders: “There’s a lot of work that has to be done”

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz: “We still have so much more work to do”

Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen: “We have so much work to do”

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio: “We know the work is not done”

Connecticut Congresswoman Jahana Hayes: “There is much work to be done”

Iowa State Representative Ras Smith: “There is so much more work to be done”

Gainesville, Florida Mayor Lauren Poe: “There is still work to be done”

Buffalo, New York Mayor Byron Brown: “There is still so much work to be done”

Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker: “As long as there’s more work to be done, that’s what we’ll do”

Harris County, Texas Judge Lina Hidalgo: “There’s much more work to be done”

California State Senator Mike McGuire: “There’s so much work that still needs to be done”

Brookhaven, Georgia Mayor John Ernst: “There is still a lot of work to be done”

Virginia House of Delegates Member Joshua Cole: “There is still more work to be done”

Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried: “There’s still a whole lot of work to be done”

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart: “There is still work to be done”

Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist: “The work is not done”

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal: “We have a lot of work to do”

New Jersey State Assemblyman Bill Moen: “We all have more work to do”

Ames, Iowa Community School District Superintendent Jenny Risner: “There is still much work to be done”

Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane: “There is much more work to be done”

Dallas County, Texas Judge Clay Jenkins: “There is much work to be done”

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Councilman Michael Parker: “There is so much work to be done”

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy: “There is much more work to be done”

American University President Sylvia Burwell: “There is still so much work to be done”

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel: “Much work remains to be done”

University of Southern California Football Team: “We realize there is much work that needs to be done”

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead: “We know that much work remains to be done”

Yale University Dean James Bundy: “We know there is much work to be done”

San Francisco State University President Lynn Mahoney: “There is much work to be done”

Columbia University Dean Carlos Alonso: “There is work yet to be done”

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud: “There is much work to be done”

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis: “There is more work to be done”

Portland State University President Stephen Percy: “There is still much work to be done”

Washington State University Chancellor Dave Cillay: “There is still much work to be done”

Metropolitan State University President Virginia Arthur: “Much work remains to be done”

National District Attorneys Association: “More work remains to be done”

National League of Cities CEO Clarence Anthony: “We know that there is much more work to be done”

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: “We know that there is still much work to be done”

San Francisco Bar Association: “We recognize that there is much more work to be done”

Greenpeace USA Chief Program Officer Lindsey Allen: “There is so much more work to be done”

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten: “There is still much work to be done”

Jewish Community Relations Council: “There is still much more work to be done”

New York City Public Library: “There is so much work to be done”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: “There is much work to be done”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “There’s an awful lot of work to do”

US President Joe Biden: “We can’t leave this moment or look away thinking our work is done”

Best Buy: “Best Buy’s unwavering commitment to this work is as strong as ever”

Amazing work by Michael. Not so much for that herd of lazy mental midget sheep.

It reminds me of the old stock market warning. When your cab driver starts talking about how great the market is doing and that you should invest in ABC, it’s time to dump your stocks.

Michael Tracey on Substack found here.

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