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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

And it’s manifestly: “All we are say—ing, is don’t give democracy a chance. La la la laaaa, laa, la la la la laaaa…

I just had that hippy anthem “Give Peace a Chance” running through my head as I watched the TV news, and a small tribe of non-conservatives—oh I’ll go crazy and call ‘em left-wing protesters even if the liberal media would never do that—tried, as they so often do, to end free-speech and replace it with their anti-democracy and Islamist-terrorist-appeasing rhetoric disguised as concern for “peace” and a need to “end the war in Afghanistan”, and other leftist tripe commonly heard amongst Layton’s you’ve got to be kidding party, Dion’s Liberals, and Duceppe’s Quebecois socialists. 

By way of complete explanation, a Conservative was trying to speak in Montreal.

It was the Canadian foreign affairs minister Maxime Bernier, talking-up the war on terror on the Afghanistan front.  Therefore the far-left fringe was there to stop it (both the speech and the war), by shouting him down as best they could and demanding we surrender to the Islamist terrorists just like Layton and his followers demand we do, and Dion demands we do on his cool-sounding deferred surrender plan. And also identical to the way Osama bin Laden and other “impoverished”, “misunderstood” jihadist terrorists demand we do. 

I’m only surprised the Canadian audience at the speech didn’t applaud madly for the leftist protesters like they do on The View whenever Rosie O’Donnell or Joy Behar or one of their far-leftist guests lecture us.

For 38 years they’ve been preaching that we ought to “Give Peace a Chance”.  Why not create peace, and then “give democracy a chance”?  Oh that’s an easy one:  It’s because of course they’re against that.  Against democracy.  They’re communists, socialists, Islamists, fascists, supporters to Islamofascist dictatorships, CBC reporters—I don’t know.  All I know is that they don’t vote Conservative or Republican. 

I never hear Layton or Dion decry these enemy supporters of course—in fact I more often hear them support the enemy and rush to defend their perceived “rights”.  Layton and Dion are more apt to slam and warn against and talk-down U.S. President George Bush than any Islamofascist jihadist.  (So I guess they do slam their enemy!)

When asked about it by the media, which is never, ever, they bend logic like a pretzel and deem the protesters to be the ones who are exercising “free speech”.  As all of us in the conservative-voting sane set can easily recognize, they’re actually subverting free speech, with the able help and encouragement of the Laytons, Dions, and Duceppes of our world.  But that’s their BS line and they’re all stickin’ to it, “open-mindedness” and “democracy” be damned.

Of course this is all rather unfortunate since I’ve been decrying the Conservatives both here and to a lesser extent down south, for their lack of leadership in convincing Canadians and Americans—the whole world, really—to rally to the good and noble cause of fighting this war against the extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan, or wherever else, other than having to fight it here.  And darn the luck, here was one man sort of kind of doing just that, sort of.

I hedge because Bernier seemed to have been doing this by evoking all the vigor of a timid little girl, in his effort at rousing the nation to the imperative of rallying around our noble mission.  Even the state-run left-wing-and-pacifist-style CBC reporter covering the story declared Maxime Bernier’s speech as “mostly boilerplate stuff.”  Great. I might protest that myself.  “Boilerplate stuff” is not exactly what the doctor ordered.

The reporter did generously allow that Bernier said (apparently very gently, like a good Canuck) that we need to give the mission time.  Give it a chance, please, if you don’t mind terribly, and France agrees, and the U.N.‘s OK with it, as it were.  But in a positive mood, I nonetheless extended the logic in my head to mean “Give democracy a chance.”  I added the words “dammit, you morons” and such. And thus this entry.

Unlike the hippies of old, I’ll draw the line way before getting pierced nipples, getting tattoos, smoking pot until I fall over, and then attending shout-downs and protests. I’ll vote for conservatives or people who are prepared to fight and defend freedom and the freedom of others. 

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