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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. 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?

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Just when I thought folks had stopped poking me with their pointy sticks about my politics and the name of my site called “ProudToBeCanadian”…

I guess he’d seen where I criticized Canada, or something, in one video or another. Possibly the one where I show how Bill O’Reilly niggled the stupid state-owned CBC Politics show for billing itself as the one politics show on television wherein “the spin stops here.”  That was amusing but possibly annoying to liberals on at least two levels:  (1)  that very commercial “no spin zone” bit of salesmanship has been Bill O’Reilly’s commercial “trademark” line from the beginning of time; and I pointed that out;  and (2) the state-owned and supposedly non-commercial, socialism-reliant CBC is the very epitome of an anti-conservative, pro-left-wing/progressive spin zone which spins faster than another state-sponsored ballerina or CBC reporter/political opinion columnist; and I’m clearly against that concept.  But somehow, I would, you see, therefore, rather be “a Yank”, possibly, if I understand him correctly.  If I don’t like their vision, as stated more plainly in other iterations of this “proud to be Canadian” complaint, then I should move out — help them to cleanse the nation of the likes of me, and be “a Yank” instead.  Usually a Texan.  Don’t worry: this makes sense to a liberal, so it must be you who doesn’t understand.

Possibly it’s because in my YouTube channel I feature a lot of clips from Fox News Channel instead of, say, clips from the state-owned CBC (and as a result, Fox News Channel has enjoyed the free advertising resulting from the millions of views my videos have enjoyed).  Possibly he doesn’t know that the lawyers from the state-owned media once sent state-owned postal express dispatchers to me and my wife’s home with legal documents threatening to sue me to kingdom come (“kingdom come” are not the legal terms they used, they’re my words, but the state media’s lawyers surely agree that if I didn’t relent, they would ruin me and my wife’s lives, financially, forever more) for using tiny seconds-long clips from the state-owned CBC in my YouTube videos critical of… the state-owned CBC, years ago.  They made me agreed not to use them any more.

That sure made me proud.

Possibly he’s another knee-jerk liberal ass who doesn’t get that the name of the web site isn’t a statement in and of itself, but rather a question which raises other questions about the extent to which one might be “proud to be Canadian.”  He doesn’t see (or want to admit) that it’s not conservatives, like me, who want to fundamentally transform Canada (the Canada they nonetheless claim to “love” and which they are irreducibly “proud of”) from its foundational Judeo-Christian roots in which a deeply ingrained personal and family responsibility-driven spirit (rather than a government-driven one) prevailed and then built our nation.  Or transform from one where our rights were derived from God, not government, and in which we believed in the supremacy of God rather then the supremacy of government (pace our current constitution in which it states that we do in fact believe in the supremacy of God).  Or from a country where private ownership and where an entrepreneurial, free-market, capitalism-based economy was the vision.  Or from one in which government was to be somewhat limited in size and scope to that of maintaining mere “peace” and “order”, rather than grown and nurtured until it’s all encompassing and totalitarian and into something much more, shall we say, Russian.  It’s liberals and socialists — progressives writ large — who want to do that to the country they nonetheless “love” and are so damn “proud of.” 

He should remember that it was a conservative who started a web site called “ProudToBeCanadian” and registered that domain name with the internet registry, and then spent years working on it at his own personal expense for years on end — not liberals, who didn’t even bother, but who rather spent all that time bashing the very concept —incongruous to them — that one could be at once a conservative, economically, socially, politically, and be “proud to be Canadian”.  The fact is that it —the site and its name — are so pernicious to them because it’s all incongruous to them.  They say they love something and are proud of something that they want to fundamentally transform.  And they don’t tolerate the concept, or even the minority truly conservative faction of Canadians themselves— which calls itself really Canadian and happy with the foundational tenets of the country.  This liberal stance is itself an anti-Canadian tenet, even to a liberal.  But it’s not limited to this.  The conflicts inherent in their “principles” abound.

And possibly he is like a racist.  I say “like” a racist because of course Americans are our sisters and brothers and cousins and not of a different race.  But let’s say they were of a different race.  To speak of Americans the way most liberals and progressives do, would clearly make them abject racists.  So they’re pretty lucky that way.  As it is, all we can safely call them is ugly xenophobes, to the extent of being horribly (and usually openly) anti-American, selectively.  Not anti-East Indian or Somalian or Indonesian —just anti-American.  No let’s just go ahead and call them racists and intolerants, because they actually are.

And we are to take all that as being a “good” Canadian, apparently.  Another source of “pride,” as triangulated by or professed by another genius anti-conservative — a liberal or socialist — another progressive

But in fact if you visit more than once, you’re bound to see the sub-head in the lower-right of the PTBC banner which auto-rotates between “It’s a Question”  and “Your Right”, and has done so exactly like that for years.  For those liberals who don’t understand, that means “Are you proud to be Canadian? Then prove it.  And if you aren’t, it’s certainly your right to be, damn it.  So tell us all what it would take.  Etcetera.”  But to them it just means I’ve stolen their line and as a conservative, I’m obviously misusing it. 

And as always, I’ll have none of it.  But to answer the question, and for the record (write this down, liberals!), I’m proud as I can be, to be Canadian, and so I seek to conserve it rather than fundamentally transform it.  I’d be as proud to be “a Yank.”  I’m not so sure progressives who want to fundamentally transform their country could say the same of their Canadian or American citizenship.

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