The libertarian side of my conservative politics — and all conservatives have some element of anti-government-regulation libertarian in them — tells me to cautiously welcome the Trudeau Liberals’ plans to legalize pot smoking in Canada. But the rest of my conservative nature tells me they will foul it up, tax it, it will cost our economy zillions, and they will generally cause harm to the country, to say nothing of the young individual pot-smokers’ brains and lungs.
So I mostly shun the prospect of pot smoking legalization, just as I actually shun pot smoking in my personal life. My purely conservative side tells me to generally mock the whole process, since it is a process increasingly controlled by the big, idiotic, liberal government; and besides, we hardly need another big government program to help develop and nurture further generations of brain-addled idiots in this country. Have they learned nothing from the creation of the state-owned CBC? (No.)
So it’s a quandary. Hahaha no it’s not. I love it. I’m literally high on liberal-mocking delight. There is just no part of this in which the pot-smoking Liberals or liberals will win points with this stinky file.
The Liberals’ promised pot legalization hasn’t even begun, and already people and their health are being negatively affected not only by the chemical-laced (yet “organic!”) pot being smoked by the druggies, but now also thanks to the amazingly high level of total stupidity from their own yummy Liberal government in Medellín I mean Ottawa.
The Trudeau Liberals have promised that we should chill, not worry, and be happy about all the pot-smoking. Using their vast and superior Liberal wisdom, huge amounts of tax dollars, and a ha-YUGE government with even more big-union, highly-paid government employees, they will control it. And regulate it. And monitor it. And ensure it is safe for all the kids. And they will generally see to it that everything will be just smokin’!
But apparently they were high when they promised all that. They can’t even control themselves. From the Globe and Mail:
…In July, The Globe published the results of an investigation that discovered one-third of nine cannabis samples obtained from Toronto storefront dispensaries, which operate with no federal oversight, contained potentially harmful bacteria that could have serious effects on elderly patients or those with compromised immunity. One sample contained mould that can lead to serious lung conditions in patients.
Last week, documents obtained through the Access to Information Act showed Health Canada was warned nearly a year ago about harmful chemicals showing up in marijuana sold at storefront dispensaries in Vancouver. Lab results submitted to Health Minister Jane Philpott’s office showed 13 of 22 samples tested showed high levels of carbamate, which is not approved for cannabis, or dodemorph, a chemical that is not approved for human consumption. …
Liberals are far from in control of this thing. But the Globe isn’t managing the reporting of the Liberals big smokin’ fail very well either. (See I told you nobody on their side wins). I like the “obtained through the Access to Information Act” part — when they’re referring to the most transparent government ever! Even on a health-related file, the Globe journalists, perhaps overwhelmed with the myriad lies and hypocrisy from this Liberal government, are so exhausted they can’t even bother to mention the hypocrisy or lies.
As per the liberal media standards and practices, which are every bit as bad as the Liberal government’s, the Globe also purposely fails to remind readers that this health minister, Jane Philpott is a Liberal (could a liberal have a better last name than one that resembles the Latin for “friend of pot?”), appointed by Liberal Justin Trudeau. Make no mistake, this is all about politics.
This is also the same Jane Philpott who, as the Liberals’ CBC division so politely put it, “mislead” the House of Commons, and more importantly, lied (no, not “mislead”) to you about her riding around in limousines like some high (and mighty) Queen. Worth mentioning, because we’re seeing a pattern of lies and deception now, from Liberals.
One of the chemicals seen being used by some pot-growers is a controversial fungicide, Nova 40W, that contains myclobutanil. The Globe reports:
It is banned by several U.S. states for use on cannabis because of concerns it emits hydrogen cyanide when heated.
The lefty snowflakes whine about hidden “trigger words” all day long. I never really get the snowflakes, but “when heated” has got be one of those “trigger words,” even though the Globe seems to miss the opportunity. I don’t smoke pot but I am not too square to know that joints are normally “heated.”
So many sentences in this story get me high. Take a toke out of this one:
Despite evidence of a potential public health threat, Health Canada did not act on the warnings, nor inform local authorities in Vancouver.
“Holy smoke” runs off the tongue too easily. Health Canada had one job. Yet contemplate this fail. At this rate I hope they don’t legalize fentanyl. If they did, they’d blame someone else, apparently. I’ve heard of passing a joint, but here’s an example of passing the buck:
Health Canada said it considers dispensaries to be illegal, and therefore not its responsibility. However, those same dispensaries have flourished across Canada this year as a direct result of the federal government’s announcement that it will legalize the drug. Ottawa has not addressed their growth, saying it is up to local police to address the issue.
Buck passed. You’d think the Globe would have a hard time actually justifying support for pot smoking legalization — at least by this inept government. Their own reporting includes lots of related articles, such as:
- Globe Investigation: Marijuana edibles tests reveal misleading claims
- Related: Health Canada saw lab tests showing toxins in retail pot, minister confirms
- Globe Investigation: What’s in your weed? We tested dispensary marijuana to find out
But here’s a pithy line from a recent Globe and Mail editorial: “Of course marijuana should be legalized.” Yes of course.
And of course they should share the blame for this lunacy as they sit in the same smoke-filled room passing the joint.
They so easily fall into the trap they set. And if a politician — a conservative one — did this the liberals’ tender snowflakes division would be all over it. “It’s 2016” as one of the more famous ones would curtly inform the press (which would in turn report about it 800 times in righteous, glowing terms).
This is really a story at least partially about the heroism of cops. So the Washington Post has this headline:
Maybe it’s just implied, but there is no mention of police heroism in the headline or article, which is noteworthy enough because yet again, they missed a chance to balance things out a little. It appears to me they are all beholden to the sick, left-wing anti-cop pop-culture, and are only too happy to pass up another chance. But OK, aside from that and the horror of the underlying story, the editorial tone is factual and innocuous enough.
However the National Post had other headline ideas. In the NP, it’s the exact same article as written by Anthony Faiola of the Washington Post, but they added sexual flavor to the headline, ginning-up the young female aspect of it. Again – no indication of heroism amongst the police, just this:
Make no mistake. Both a young male and a young female officer were seriously hurt and had to have surgery. In the UK they handled the perplexing problem like this:
Fox News Channel went with:
The NP didn’t stop with what liberals would HAVE to call an overtly sexist headline worthy of a curt outburst and copious haughty reporting if, say, Donald Trump or any random conservative had said it: they also included a huge photo of the very photogenic gal to help satisfy their clickbait needs. The screencap above left was just a tease on their web site. In the story itself they blew the photo up to “yuge” proportions (see right).
Now I’m not saying all readers are total idiots who fall for the Rick-roll and click stories just because there’s a pretty girl picture on it — I’m just saying all liberal men do. The conservatives all click it to read about the heroic cop and the facts.
If I were a registered member of Generation Snowflake — I’d be offended (of course I’d be offended by this whole PTBC web site and probably die from all the “hate!” So…). We used to just call what the NP did sexist, but surely this headline and presentation by the NP at least contravenes a snowflake “gender norms” paradigm and warrants a CBC Passionate Eye investigation on hidden agendas or something!
Sadly though, speaking of the state-owned CBC, it reminds me of the feminist left-wing liberal progressive socialist slowflake channel, the state-owned CBC, who not long ago found the need to write-up a report about intestinal bacteria (or some damn thing unique only to Canadians). How did they promote it? As I documented, it was with a totally random photo of a totally non-attractive and not-at-all sexy young female wearing something totally bland drawing your eyes only to the couch she’s lying on. (At least she looks like she’s suffering!)
But let’s flush that CBC “Editor’s Pick’ crap where it belongs, and get back to the NP article about the female cop: The reaction to that headline and photo presentation from the feminist division of the liberals will be as confused as it usually is: if females are just as capable as males, then it’s an insult that the editors think a female officer being injured is worth being featured in the headline, while the also-injured male officer isn’t.
But the liberals’ news editors division will defend their feminist bona fides, and boast that this speaks to their pro-feminist advocacy journalism (which then wouldn’t be journalism at all but rather propaganda, but anyway). They will say that this is simply an article informing the plebeians (they won’t say plebeians, duh) of the hitherto unknown and utterly shocking ability and stunning bravery of females in the workplace. (Those of us on the right already know all about cops — including females — and how brave and heroic they are, so I guess we know who they are still trying to educate).
It’s another example of the liberal-left’s massive race and sex (gender, anyway) problem: it’s their soft bigotry of low expectations. God only knows what photo they’d use to accompany a story about that.
I hate to heap all this “microaggression” on the liberals at the National Post, but another sad thing about their juicing of the WaPo article is that the photo of the female police officer they featured so prominently was cropped from a Hungarian police recruiting campaign poster (see right).
Not that the NP is in the business of helping Hungary promote policing, but I’m sure none of this will do much to attract women or men to the thin blue line here or there. It’s hard to wish away all the cop-killing that goes on, but maybe, occasionally, the liberal media could find space for the tiny words “hero” or “brave” in their headlines, or somewhere in the articles concerning police they could just allude to how cops face this kind of crap every single day, yet carry on regardless. It’s factual, on point, and it’s a story that needs to be told to maintain some semblance of balance in the news coverage.
If the big North American newspapers like the Washington Post and the National Post are where you get your information, all I can say is: Be careful out there.
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