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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

“I goofed,” former Mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young, has now said of recent racial remarks he made in an interview about Wal-Mart. He was defending the giant retailer against the accusation – that never seems to go away – that Wal-Mart “invades” urban neighbourhoods, driving out “Mom and Pop” shops.

Here’s what Young actually said:

“Well, I think they should; they ran the ‘Mom and Pop’ stores out of my neighborhood, … But you see, those are the people who have been overcharging us selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables. And they sold out and moved to Florida. I think they’ve ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it’s Arabs; very few black people own these stores.”

But don’t accuse Young now of apologizing. All he said was something to the effect that he shouldn’t “lose his cool,” which apparently involved confusing something he called “complex social issues” with simple ethnic diversity.

So that’s what happened to Mel Gibson. His recent drunk-driving rant was just a confusion of Jewish diversity with “complex ethno-social commentary.”

What a mother lode of a load!

Some background in some old black-Jewish social history might help y’all here.

Consider this old one. The Good Lord Himself, in a rare good mood, once asked three guys what, above all else, they desired in life. There was your basic white guy, a black guy, and a Jewish fellow. The white guy asked for piles of dough. The black man: ditto. Then came the Jewish guy. He asked for a bucket of cheap jewelry, and – here it comes – “the address of that little black fellow.”

I first heard that one in the ’70s, living in the black ghetto and doing graduate work at a black college back East, Stateside. And even back then the joke was old. And blacks did relay it as a joke. It goes deep into black perceptions of Jewish store owners, particularly in the ghetto, dating all the way back to the Depression and segregation.

The joke came up in response to questions I posed about black storeowners in the ghetto where I lived. There was not a single one. In fact, the only such owner I remember was a Vietnamese woman, one of the “boat people,” as they called such refugees back then.

Years later, from Los Angeles to New York, tensions exploded between blacks and Asian storeowners in the ghetto. A black girl was shot dead by a Korean woman storeowner in L.A. Blacks organized boycotts of Asian stores in Harlem, the famed black section of New York. A black Economics schoolteacher led a school trip to try to break the boycott.

So there you have your “complex social issues”; a pained and painful social history that Andrew Young so shamelessly mined with his remark. It is in terms of such disturbing details that we must analyze what he said. This is what Andrew Young has stirred up.

Makes ol’ Mel sound like a mere sound-off, eh? Yet look who immediately rebounded – and who still has not. 

But that’s the mainstream media difference between a white, Christian Conservative and that life-long race-baiting specialist in ethnic extortion. I already said that Mel will be condemned to produce blood-soaked docu-dramas about what happens to women when Christian influence leads us to question abortion-on-demand. If Mel even balks at the idea of such “new directions” he will be subjected to liberal howls from sea to shining sea.

The loon-left will yell: “Mel’s continued intolerance!” “Mel’s unremitting bigotry!” “The Passion of The Man who could not be rehabilitated from Conservative Neanderthalism Syndrome”!

So Mel will call the abortion – oh, excuse me – the “womb-cleansing” dramas, “The Passion of The Womb”; next, “The Passion of The Wombly Condemned”; then last in the trilogy, “The Passion of The Wombless Self-Righteous.”

Andrew Young will suffer no such fate. Over the past few days since his “goof,” all media have repeatedly reminded us of Young’s credentials as a veteran of “The Movement.” The Civil Rights era. Translation: “You better not treat an Apostle of the Oldest old Left like some right-wing drunk.”

So all that will happen is that Young will be forgiven for his – er – “goof.”

That is why, though Mel apologized instantly and unequivocally, he has nothing to show for it. The good Reverund on the other hand is entangled in a Clintonian elaboration of exactly what it is that he supposedly seemed to apologize for. In fact, Young flat-out said it was the jumbling of ethnic reference with, again, “complex social issues,” that was the problem. In other words, he apologized for a mix-up in language. In other words, he apologized for exactly nothing at all.

Sure, Young had to “quit” his cushy job as Chairman of lobby group, Working Families for Wal-Mart. He’s had to quit before. In 1979 he left his post as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on having a secret, illegal (by U.S. statute at the time) rendezvous with Middle East terrorists (the PLO, Palestinian Liberation Organization).

That didn’t stop Young. The very next year he assessed Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign for President in these chilling terms: “it’s going to be all right to kill niggers when he’s President.”

The very next year he became Mayor of Atlanta. Quite some reward for such a run at unspeakable speech.

Then there’s Mel. Still sealed off in face-saving obligatory rehab. But my “sources” assure me he’s adapting just fine to those “New Age Deconstuctivist Script Re-education Lessons in Dialectically Advanced Abortionistic Articulations.” Mark my unwritable words. You oughta know by now that I’m quite the Wordlord myself!

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