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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

A poll in America on the occasion of Independence Day — the fourth of July — revealed that Americans are, in fact, proud of their country, despite what the media would have you believe (what with all the “systemic racism” and whatnots). I might rephrase that a bit: despite how the media would have it if only they could more fully convince Americans that America is bad.

IssuesAndInsights.com did the poll, and it’s reported in the Wall Street Journal. 68% of adults say they are “very” or “extremely” proud to be an American, with another 15% “moderately” proud.

So who isn’t proud? The young ‘uns. People age 18 to 24. Only 36% of them are proud. Which is insanely bad. What springs to my mind is that these are people in school, or just out of school. And to my way of thinking, humans aren’t born as haters, hating the very place they live. They’ve been taught to hate America. By teachers. Public school teachers. This is doubly insane. Like existentially calamitous.

But it’s a trickle-down phenomenon. In another story I read this morning, several Democratic elites — well, elite a-holes anyway — took the opportunity to bash America, on this same historic occasion, for some clearly rather sick reason. It’s just as you and I and those of us in the sensible set would expect by now, but still, every time I see it, I shake my head and wonder — sometimes aloud — what the F is wrong with these idiots? — and I mean I seriously question their mental capacities. They, too, hate America, but what’s more disgraceful is that they want you to, as well. Which is really just rather pathological, if you ask me.

Here’s Democrat Maxine Waters — one of the biggest a-holes (and although the irony flies like an F-22 right over her empty head) also one of the most powerful people in North America, black or white, spewing brain poo all over Twitter:

Aside from sounding like a fool, she sounds like a petulant child. Infantile. Moreover, she sounds hateful. Lacking perspective. Lacking an education (or perhaps too much education?). And resentful. Not somebody who should be in government representing, you know, America. Or any people.

This phenomenon is not completely alien to Canadians. Those on the left in both countries — and the further left you reach, the more pronounced this seems to be — aren’t happy with Canada the way it is either, nor, naturally, the way it was established (“colonized,” “settled,” or, if they can get away with the more radical language — say they’re on the state-owned CBC for example —”stolen“). Nor are they pleased with the way it progressed through the years, what with all that capitalism and free, not-government-controlled markets, freedom of speech, and other such uncontrolled western cultural values like yucky whole families being in charge of their own lives and destinies, and random people presuming to take personal responsibility, and such, making us among the richest and fairest and most tolerant nations in the history of the world. No, they really do hate all that as you can see from the likes of Maxine Waters’ tweet on the occasion of July 4th.

They seek to take it down, to “tear it down,” “burn it down,” to one extent or another, and “rebuild” it. You’ve heard them: “Build it back better”, to quote their sock-enlighted leader’s vernacular in Canada when he’s not praising China’s “basic dictatorship.” A more accurate explanation — and I’m borrowing some of the words they use themselves — is: to tear it down because, despite their efforts, they cannot convince you to agree with their radical-left ideology, then build it back more to their political-ideological liking (read: far left-wing, or, “better”). 

I mean this literally. Here’s the head of the BC Civil Liberties Association. That’s right, the head of the association — the civil liberties association:

She sounds to me like a dangerous radical extremist, who is literally inciting violence in order to terrorize Canadians and purge or cleanse Canada of a certain Canadian group in order to banish that group, remove their civil liberties, and, I’m guessing, “build back better.” But don’t worry, Twitter let her keep that violent, inciteful tweet up, and Canada’s news media — or at least those who bothered to write the story up — ran to her defense by mostly rambling on and on not about that woman and her radical tweet, nor her very interesting past, but rather, they wrote about all those who came to her defense (all of them ardent left-wing loons), like that was the news. You can’t even find the story about this travesty at the state-owned CBC. Or at liberalvision CTV. Or most anywhere else. And of course, that’s journalistic malpractice on its face. And no, no left-wing politicians condemned her (save for one, when directly asked). Trudeau? Nothing. No “terrorism” here, folks! She has kept her job as head of the B.C. Civil Liberties Ass. too, of course. Seriously.

Which means they support her. Agree with her.

I could go on, and since I can because I, rather than the state, own this platform, I will. In his Twitter profile, this radical leftist arson supporter boasts of his former membership in the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, and also boasts of having taught your children. He added this delightful information to the conversation:

I think he deleted that one because I can’t find it anymore. Maybe he burned it by accident with some of that gasoline has so adores for arson purposes when he isn’t busy protesting its drilling in Alberta or its use in your car but not his.

I could easily go on like this all day, every day, with more examples.

When they’re not burning things, in Canada, the young ‘uns are literally tearing down Canada’s status, which means trying to tear down its history of course. And they are goaded on or even praised at times by those in power as we have seen here. They all seek to shame us and blame us and point out that we’re bad and cannot be redeemed. For just that nefarious purpose. To “build back better.” So another example: this one-word tweet response (“Good”), below, which that same ass, Doug Little, tweeted so proudly on CANADA DAY, July 1st, and which remains there on his Twitter feed, ever so proud-Canadian-like, doing the job he seems to thinks is his: educating our children to hate their country (which Twitter also seems to enjoy, since they left it up and didn’t ban this creep):

Here’s more from the poll:

Pride in America rises to 59% for those 25-44; 75% for those 45-64; and 86% for those 65 and over.

Progressive waves of progressive teaching and governing. That’s what I see. And we should tear that demon down right now.

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