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Advice to GOP, which Canada’s CPC should heed: Just. Say. No.

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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.

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I’ve received several emails from the Conservative Party of Canada (I’m on their email list), about the CBC suing them for using clips of their news programs in their ads. They need my help! Please help! Send money! Support us! Tell your friends! The emails include a copy of the CBC letter to them. Here’s some quotes:

…We’re fighting back against this lawsuit as hard as we can.

But we need your help.

Are you with us?

Chip in to our legal defence fund today, and let’s show the CBC that Conservatives won’t back down.

Thank you,

Conservative Party

What the CBC is doing is terrible. It’s a political hitjob made worse because it’s being done by a state-owned, partisan, liberal-left-friendly and clearly anti-conservative, taxpayer-funded entity, using tax dollars to hit a political party they obviously hate, one week before an election, in order to help drive an agenda, and an election. It’s a deadly serious affront to our democracy. No doubt.

But hey, I wonder where the Conservative Party was when me and this website,, were threatened in much the same way by the CBC, for much the same thing (my use of material being perhaps even more legitimate), back in 2006. That was when the CBC’s lawyers sent legal notice to me, by courier (sister corp Canada Post being total shite, as we know), to my home, threatening me with family-bankrupting damages unless I complied.

Where was the Conservative Party? I’ll tell you where. NOWHERE. Didn’t help me at all. Whatsoever. No advice, no links, no mentions, no emails, no “keep up the good fight and we’re behind you,” no nothing, at all, ever. They literally couldn’t have given a smaller crap.

And I was helping the crap out of the conservative cause, way back then, and way before then. At that time, PTBC was a much more popular site — arguably one of the top two or three conservative sites in the country, at a time when there were few soles brave enough to “come out” as conservative in quite so public a manner. We were probably getting more daily hits to the site than the Conservative Party website did in a month. I like to think I helped — a great deal — getting them to victory.

But nothing from them. Nothing.

And by the way, virtually nothing from virtually anybody else either, just so you know.

Note that the letter to me, above, followed a threatening email to me from the CBC lawyers, in which they threatened that they would be “monitoring your website…”. That’s the government-owned CBC, folks: instead of we the people monitoring them, they would be monitoring us — PEOPLE’S thoughts and how they frame their expression of opinions, and watching out for any criticism of the state-owned news media, and if they feel the need, they will RUIN you and your family, starting with THREATS and MONITORING. Sound like your kind of Canada? Or does it sound more China-like?

Here’s how other media companies handle this sort of thing: I long ago created YouTube videos using various TV channel footage. Fox News Channel once indicated to me through YouTube that they do not have a problem with my using their footage. One video has had well over SIX MILLION views — which is more than the average CBC show ever gets. (And that may be my only solace).

So forgive me if I’m not too moved by the Conservative Party’s plea for help from the likes of me. They’ve got millions of dollars and a huge national pedestal to launch their fight, and staff lawyers, and seats in Parliament, and they’d been in power for ten years since I was forced to capitulate to their demands. I only helped them get all of that. Who am I?

Thus you can see this latest affair is fraught with irony. I think the CBC is doing this to the Conservatives to rouse voter sentiment against the Conservatives. The CBC knows that this specious lawsuit could remind voters about how Conservatives feel about the CBC, and I think they’d like voters to think the Conservatives will eliminate the CBC (and if the Conservatives did, I would send them roses). All of this deep-state-style activity is, as I’ve said, horrible for our country, if not utterly corrupt. But the actual effect of their perfidy may be the exact opposite of what they desire. It may backfire badly. It might remind Canadians just how biased and unfair and politically powerful the state-owned media really is, and help explain and justify what conservatives (and only a very few big-C Conservatives) have been complaining about for decades. And then once again vote for the Conservatives.

Maybe the CPC should join my PTBC email list, instead of the other way around.

Here are some of the many posts I wrote about it back in the day:

CBC to me: “We will be monitoring your site…”

Here’s another one, written after I’d calmed down somewhat, in 2013 (!):

Why would state-owned CBC spy on me?


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