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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.

Click and learn: https://play.acast.com/s/the-white-saviors

Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media

RealClearPolitics.com — 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 RealClearPolitics.com, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
Click to see chart
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

Finally, Hezbollah and Hamas terrorists could not make their regularly scheduled Western media propaganda appointments. It was left to CNN’s Larry King to show up, live – on Sunday, July 23, to relay the devastating news.

So without missing a beat, the American media went straight to Iran to get word from the “representative” of Hezbollah, as if going to an embassy for messages from the home country. Rising to the bait, spokesman Hussein Safiadeen “defiantly” told them there is “no place safe for Israel.”

The particular phrase had an odd ring of familiarity. U. S. domestic terrorist, Moslem sniper John Allen Mohammed, with his child-assistant Lee Boyd Malvo, issued the original alert almost four years ago during their three week Beltway (D.C./Maryland/Virginia) killing spree: “Your children are not safe anytime, anywhere.”

The U.S. news agency, the AP (Associated Press), carrying the report, chose to remind us that the present conflict started about two weeks ago in a “cross-border raid that captured two Israeli soldiers.” The AP chose not to remind us of eight Israeli soldiers killed in that raid.

Another U.S. news agency, widely used in Canadian newspapers, Reuters, seems to have been making a point of including the eight killed soldiers in its reports, as a direct result of which, apparently, Reuters feels the need to “balance” out those reports with standard Bush-bashing in terms of American “refusals” to pressure Israel for a cease-fire.

What’s worse, I can’t get supposedly “fair and balanced,” supposedly, not anti-conservative, if not exactly conservative-friendly, Fox News, to stop perpetrating that hideous left-lib lie, namely that the U.S. “opposes” a cease-fire, a so-called immediate cease-fire.

An immediate cease-fire in which terrorist Hezbollah is immediately disarmed is immediately acceptable to all concerned, America included. A cease-fire, immediate or otherwise, in which terrorist Hezbollah lives to raid another day is a homicidal fraud.

But then I can’t get Fox News to talk of the twin-liberation of Afghanistan and Iraq. They continue to reference “the occupation,” “the American occupation,” timidly following the lead of left-lib loons who hesitate to label Hezbollah and Hamas as terrorists.

Left-loons who just love that Uniquely Useless United Nations. Yet U.N. resolution 1559, adopted almost two years ago, calls for disarming Hezbollah. No “states within a state.” Therefore, Hezbollah are not “militants,” which is the most the left-lib will concede. Militants may be legitimate or illegitimate. Criminals with military weapons are terrorists, plain and simple.

Ex-President Carter’s National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, lamented the U.S. “forcing” Syria out of Lebanon (again with 1559) for clearly Hezbollah would now be a Syrian responsibility, which would thereby have “reined in” the loose cannon.

Such is the calibre of fantasy analysis with which we are assaulted. (I’ll take the damn Katyusha rockets, please!) In any case, if any nation can truly “rein in” Hezbollah, wouldn’t that be Israel? So why not support a full-scale Israeli “invasion” and re-“occupation”?

CNN Cairo Bureau Chief, Ben Wedeman reported, July 23, that “Hezbollah is nowhere to be found in this mess” in Lebanon. He then quickly moved on to bait civilians to blame Israel for the bombings. And, again, that really is what is going on here – “baiting.”

Again and again, the Lebanese are confronted by the Western media: “Whom do you blame for all this? Do you blame Israel? Do you blame America?” The questions come fast and furious and only relent once Bush’s name comes up. (Right answer!)

Our CBC, the Communist Broadcast of Canada, has been too distracted with its own baiting, the baiting of Canadians in Lebanon (otherwise known as Lebanese-Canadians when actually in Canada) to turn against their government for “Katrina-size” (race code alert!) evacuation foul-ups.

So distracted has been our CBC that one of their cable Newsworld reporters, Peter Armstrong, has just (July 25, about 4pm ET) referred to Ramallah, West Bank, Palestinian protests of U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Rice’s visit in terms of what he labelled “U.S. government attack on Lebanon.”

Why aren’t Western reporters forced to pursue – aggressively pursue – these questions: 

1. “How do you feel about the Hezbollah not being right here right now to suffer like you?”

2. “Do you blame Hezbollah for deserting you after causing this whole mess?”

3. “Where is Hezbollah right now?”

4. “Has Hezbollah deserted you?”

5. “Is Sheik Nasrallah (Hezbollah leader) staying safe while you are in the eye of the storm?”

6. “Are you in fact afraid to criticize Hezbollah? Do you think Hezbollah is, as it calls itself, the “Party of God”?

7. “How scared are you to blame Hezbollah?”

8. “Do you think that if you criticize Hezbollah, you will live to see another day?”

Why aren’t Western reporters forcefully – at every turn – distinguishing Hezbollah military from Hezbollah civilian? They are in fact two very different wings, so much so, that some experts are saying that the civilian Hezbollah would be the single greatest beneficiary of Israel’s degrading, perhaps even wiping out, of the military-terrorist wing of Hezbollah. For then, the civilian wing, already in Parliament in Lebanon, indeed even in cabinet, would have a perfect cover for eschewing violence altogether and intensifying its political participation.

Instead, it is the terrorists – cold-blooded cowards who strike and hide – who get cover from the very institution, the media, that has the duty to expose them for what they are.

Interviewed on CNN, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called the Hezbollah kidnappings “unnecessary.” As if to say that there is some legitimate goal to terrorism, but which simply need not stretch this far? Annan did not mention the killing of eight soldiers.

And now, even the Israeli spokeswoman, the otherwise magnificent Miri Eisin, herself a former (retired) military intelligence colonel, has made back-to-back appearances discussing Hezbollah’s unprovoked attack that started all this, the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers, but without one word about the killing of eight Israeli soldiers in that cross-border raid.

What we have here is a failure to articulate.

Thus, the Western media get the biggest boost in perpetrating that diabolical equivalence of “two scorpions in a bottle.” Mighty terrorist Israeli military. Mini-terrorist Hezbollah.

“Two wrongs don’t make a right,” it is said of the Israeli “offensive.” But, first, it is an Israeli “defensive” not “offensive,” launched in response to attacks, not initiating an attack. And “two wrongs don’t make a right” is not supposed to be a shield for monsters who are bomb-packing professionals of first wrongs. Otherwise, the very paradigm of wrong-doing, striking first, would become untouchable.

It isn’t as if this were the first such murderous Hezbollah attack on Israel since Israel pulled out of Lebanon. Barely months after that pull-out in 2000, Hezbollah even held hostage the corpses of Israeli soldiers it killed during the operation or shortly thereafter.

Now terrorist apologists want to talk another great power down to defeat. It’s called Vietnaming (as in Vietnam). To be named for, thereby being undermined at every turn, until in fact, the nation is brought to defeat. I’ve been at great pains here to flesh out its alphabet.

It is time for the Jewish State to show the world the real Party of God.

 

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