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CNN Apes CBC: Bias is Over The Top

You’d be forgiven for thinking you were watching the CBC. But no, it’s CNN. And this is ostensibly not a CNN opinion piece: This is how CNN introduced their “news report” about Trump achieving the 1,237 delegate votes needed to secure the nomination, on Wednesday May 26, 2016:

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If you think CNN was using the occasion to ever so delicately imply Donald Trump is “OVER THE TOP” with all his egregiously inaccurate and tendentious wordplay, you’re obviously wrong, since if you ever watch CNN, they clearly abhor inaccurate and tendentious wordplay. They bitch about Trump doing it all day long, and if you’re paying attention, among other Trumpian things which are ruinous to America and the American way of life, this wordplay apparently also forces people who are otherwise upstanding citizens (well OK, a great many illegal aliens too) who want America to be a giant “safe space” and want world peace ‘n stuff (and basically mostly just smoke pot) — to violently protest outside of Trump rallies, smashing car windows and throwing rocks at cops on horses.

Yeah, no. It’s just who says it that matters to these people. They, as news reporters, can be the tendentious wordsmiths any damn time they please. Republicans cannot. Got it? Now you’re thinkin’ like a liberal!

After CNN themselves finished being over the top or “climaxing,” as you might say if you, too, were as unserious as them, Wolf and his PAC smoked a cigarette, pulled their big boy pants up, and then had to get on with pretending to be objective reporters, which is a task so not puerile (#boring!). So, using that same picture of Trump, a far more odious banner for them: “DONALD TRUMP CAPTURES THE GOP NOMINATION” more accurately described the actual news.

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And then those ever so sober and never over-the-top journalists naturally went on, and on, discussing Trump’s words, and his honesty, and how important words and honesty and transparency are, these days.

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Christmas won

Many people (OK, two or even more) who have followed PTBC over the years have written asking why PTBC isn’t on its pro-Merry Christmas kick this year. In case you’re new here, it’s Christmas, not “The Happy Festive Tree Celebration of Seasonal Values Holiday,” or any other secular-progressive left-wing Merry Christmascrap like that.

For years, PTBC was on the front lines of the left’s ideological War on Christmas (it’s much like the left’s accusatory, made-up “War on Women” that they claim conservatives are waging, except it’s real).

We won the war. The left-wing politically-correct losers, well, lost. They’ve mostly stopped calling it anything but Christmas, which they used to do simply to call attention to their irreverence for or actual hate of Christians and Christianity, and/or their abhorrence of Canada’s traditions and values.

Even the liberal-leftist Toronto Star has a Christmas section, which they call “Christmas,” not their “Happy-Tree Holiday” section. (Alas they still have Heather Mallick, totally ruining the Christmas cheer.)

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We still see companies that have been taken over by progressives – socialists and other liberals – which insist on avoiding the word Christmas at all costs, one of them wishing us all “merry holidays” (seriously).

In Katy Perry’s new barf-inducing “Christmas” video, she actually wishes you a “happy and merry holiday.” That’s right, not merry Christmas, “merry holiday.”

It was obviously quite a studious effort on behalf of her and all her accomplices, managing to never say the word Christmas even once in the two-minute-long erstwhile Christmas advertising video. It’s two minutes of what is obviously a Christmas-themed thing, replete with Christmas references: Christmas trees, Christmas decorations, typical traditional Christmas baking, toys and fables, and moreover, the fact that the whole thing is actually an H&M ad to get you to buy her crappy music to give out as Christmas presents.

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At the end she says “happy and merry holidays.”  Who the frick says “merry holidays?”

The left-wing Huffington Post misses the whole point. They write, “Christmas-themed video’s got everything: dancing ornaments, hot dudes in Santa hats, Katy Perry in multiple extravagant outfits, and giant gingerbread men.” Their headline about the video is: “Katy Perry’s New Christmas Song Will Get Stuck In Your Head.”  Well no, Katy Perry carefully avoiding the word Christmas in that commercial for H&M is what is stuck in my head. But at least those lefties got sucked into writing “Christmas” right in their headline!

Merry Christmas Katy. I’ll be buying something by Taylor Swift this year.

 

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Ignorant? Or Just More Agenda-Driven Media re Guns?

This is the giant  –  GIANT  –  photo that the ever so objective and accurate journalists at CKWX News 1130 radio station in Vancouver chose for their online story. That’s not gun powder you’re smelling. It’s bullcrap.

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Yeah exactly. The Conservatives never abolished the handgun registry at all. Never even tried. Never suggested anything whatsoever about the hand gun registry. Hand guns have utterly nothing to do with the story. Long guns? Sure. But not hand guns.

This appears to be is an effort to gin-up the story, because they think these hand guns look scarier than grandpa’s hunting rifle, which is what the story is actually about. They’re trying to drive an agenda, joining the rest of the Canada’s Left in obfuscating and deflecting the truth about guns and gun laws.

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Liberal-Left RUSH to import refugees: facts refute liberal ideology and their “evidence-based” twaddle

These Liberals are all about the science and the evidence, you see. They’re ever so erudite! And this newfangled evidence-based governing system was to be understood by you and me as a radical (no sorry, progressive) and ever so positive a change in Canada’s governance. So, or ipso facto if you will, rushing exactly 25,000 refugees to Canada within precisely five or six Liberals Evidently 4 Pinocciosweeks, or more specifically by exactly December 31 of 2015, from Islamist terrorist-riddled (sorry, those people of other values-riddled) Syria and other countries, was based on evidentiary, or dare we say scientific proof. Yessir.

Being all science-y and evidence-based is what a pedagogic Justin Trudeau and his loyal fawning acolytes (their backers in the mainstream media) kept insisting they were all about. Over and over. They wanted you to believe it so bad that they appointed two science ministers. See, the Liberals are not about the politics and ideology, you know, like those awful anti-science Conservative Party knuckle-draggers who uniformly believe in their christian fairy god and did stuff just to turn Canada into a christian Conservative theocratic dictatorship. Over to you, Peter Mansbridge. 

But actually, most Canadians, when asked both during and after the election, said that they didn’t think the Liberals should rush into importing all those Syrian refugees. Four PinocciosThere was no need to rush, and besides, we uneducated Canadian Neanderthals pointed out that there were grave and real Islamist terrorist security concerns involved with rushing the Left’s irrational plan. For which we were shamed and called “racists.” The refugees, we also said, need to be screened to ensure they weren’t just country-shopping. That was all an important chunk of the easily available evidence that the Trudeau Liberals (and all their media) chose to almost fully ignore, in favor of… politics. Their ideology.

Oh and then there’s this. It seems even the Syrian refugees agree. This according to the Liberals’ own National Post division, which never saw this coming, because they purposely didn’t look:

… Even then, only 3,049 [of 28,000 possible refugees contacted by cell phone] agreed to meet with UN officials for an interview. And of those, only 1,801 – or less than five per cent of those the UN initially tried to contact – said they wanted to come to Canada. Those refugees have since been referred to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for screening.

Immigration officials said part of the reason for the seemingly lukewarm response was because many of the refugees were not prepared to move so quickly. They said such response rates are typical, and that applications had started to pick up as prospective refugees were given until the end of February to make the move.

De Angelis said there are several reasons many of those identified by the UN for possible resettlement would be unwilling or unable to leave for Canada at the drop of the hat. The first and most important factor, he said, is their family situation.

“Due to their culture and society, families are very bound together,” he said. “One family may be a father, mother and children, but they will not take such a drastic decision without consulting the larger family links. And this may take some time and may also need some more reflection in terms of the different options.”

Those options could involve seeing if the entire extended family can stay together or has a better chance of making a new life elsewhere. …

So evidently, not only are many of the refugees in no hurry (raising the additional question of just how refugee-y they are), but evidently, the potential refugees themselves seem to be admitting that they are in fact country-shopping, just as White_lab_coat_peace_signmany Canadians had warned. And country-shopping is also arguably un-refugee-ish, and it certainly speaks to the fact that there is no rush

But they aren’t country shopping! We went to university and discussed it! They’re desperate to come here! Now! They need to get here fast!  Yeah whatever. Evidence shmevidence.

Which leads to the inevitable conclusion that the Liberals and all of their sycophants in the media, knowing they didn’t actually know the facts – the evidence; the science – insisted that they did know, and they made up what they pretended to know. This is known as an outright lie in any other country. It’s also insulting, and it’s disrespectful. And it’s largely premised in pure liberal politics and liberal ideology. Demagoguery. Not compassion, not common sense, not “it’s the Canadian thing to do,” just actually a lie.

And now nearly 400 of these ever so science-y liberals are in Paris – discussing amongst themselves the “man-made global warming,” and how the “science is settled.” A statement which is itself utterly anti-science.

Sunny ways. Vote Liberal.

 

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Liberal Anything-Gate Just Four Sunny Weeks In

Nanny-Gate could and should be a name for the Liberals’ coming new Nanny State. But until that sticks, it applies directly to the Royal Couple themselves – the Trudeaus – and their hiring of their other kind of nanny – two of them  –  for their three kids. At taxpayers’ expense.

Despite all the specious nonsense Justin Trudeau nattered on about in his election campaign about rich people “like me” not needing those silly child care tax credits that the Conservatives introduced, he has hired these two at taxpayer expense. Even though the trust-fund couple just got a job paying $335,000 per year plus free room and board and armed security. How deliciously liberal.

It’s an act so glaringly deceptive and hypocritical and malodorous that even the Liberals’ usually Gaslighting mainstream media division has to cover it. So you know it’s bad. “Gate” bad.

But remember that “Nanny-Gate” is a name only the 14 conservative people in Canada are using, and only in the media available to them: blogs and Twitter. You won’t hear it anywhere else. The Liberals’ sycophants on CTV and state-owned CBC, and in the Globe and Mail and National Post, etc. (who collectively got him elected), all gleefully applied “-Gate” to just about everything the Conservative government or Stephen Harper did, but they stopped doing that at approximately 8:01 PM on the date of the Liberals’ election. Until the last election, it was all they could do to prevent themselves from calling it “The Economy is Growing and Canada is Stronger Than Ever-Gate“. Now it’s just sunny ways days. No Gates.

In their sheepish, latent, apparently grudging reporting on this, um, scandal (oh sorry that word is so February 6, 2006 – November 4, 2015  –  the word for this sort of thing is now going to be distraction) they steadfastly avoid the term Nanny-Gate. The National Post (for example) knowingly buries yet another lede: the fact that the Trudeau Liberals have already failed in another campaign promise, which was to be “the most transparent, open, media-friendly… ever.” The National Post’s own reporting stumbles right over the blatant non-transparency – the stonewalling – and then just moves right along as if they didn’t even notice their own reporting, or as if they’re suffering from early-onset Stockholm Syndrome:

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Don’t worry, the Trudeaus and all Liberals will still be lauded for their new openness and transparency, even though this is an early and totally “evidence-based” indication of precisely the opposite. Glad they have two science ministers now, so they can spot the perfidy within. I bet they’ll find that the science isn’t settled in this one particular case.

“Sunny ways” have clouded over already. Forecast: a good Gaslighting by the media.

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Radio station tweets the word “CHRISTMAS”, remains on air, no riot, Muslims seem cool with it so far

We thought they were called “Festive Holiday Lights of Season Values!”
This tweet occurred this morning, in which we find a radio station blatantly uttering the word Christmas, to no apparent negative effect that we have heard about. (Of course we don’t monitor the CBC like we used to.)
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Apparently Vancouver radio station CKWX News 1130 has not received the memo or any of the fascist directives from the PC police or any liberal-left think tanks. No claims of “this is exactly what ISIS wants us to do!!”

Or they did get them, but summarily tossed them in the garbage where they belong (and we hope they didn’t sort them into the correct recycling bin!). Which of course means we heartily endorse CKWX News1130 (for now… we reserve the right to rescind in the next hour if they tweet some left-wing bullshit).

LATE UPDATE: All staff are OK as far as we know. No reports of any planned pot smoke-ins or “peaceful protests” or boycotts by disaffected Muslims or atheists or any haughty sneers from CBC reporters or anchors claiming “racist!!” or the ironic “intolerant!!!!” label on them, that we know about.

So far.

Godspeed, you brave common sense normal Canadians manning the Twitter feed.  Merry Christmas CKWX! (Or have we now crossed a line?)

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U.S. (53%) and Canada (54%) both oppose their “leaders'” refugee dictates

In both the U.S. and Canada, polls following the Islamist attacks in France show two liberal leaders way out of step with the people they supposedly represent and (gulp) lead.

The majority of Canadians oppose the government’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in the next six weeks, and the most common complaint is that there isn’t enough time, a new poll shows.

More than half of Canadians (54 per cent) either moderately or strongly oppose Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to bring 25,000 refugees over by Jan. 1, 2016. Meanwhile, 42 per cent moderately or strongly support the plan, according to an Angus Reid Institute poll conducted three days after terrorist attacks killed 129 people in Paris.

If I understand liberals like Trudeau and his Globe and Mail division correctly, Canadians are therefore full of hatred and racism. His Quebecers are even more against his refugee policy  –  60% opposed  –  which is fun, especially since over a third of those hateful racists voted for Trudeau to be their leader.

I’ve come to expect this “racist” crap from Barack Obama and his acolytes, but I did not see this coming: Trudeau joining Obama and calling those countrymen who disagree with him “racists” and “haters.”

Wierd though, he never called us that during the election! Polling during the long election campaign shows that Canadians were against Trudeau’s idiotic refugee election promise  –  first airily (as all Trudeau policy was) touted in May of 2015. But it’s now a firm government mandate which simply must be accomplished in exactly the next five weeks or it will all completely fall apart and never come to pass… on account of, um, some unspecified reason or something. According to the Liberals’ state-owned CBC division:

“Quite frankly, the loss of momentum would probably put the whole objective in jeopardy,” [Liberal Public Safety Minister Ralph] Goodale said. “The slippage might mean it never happens.”

Quite frankly, that’s what we call a total lie. And this effort to lie and overwhelm and freak out Canadians is, of course, a sign of the Liberals’ great respect for Canadians and Canada.  But be fair and put what he said in context and what the reporter asked and wrote after that you racist!  Yeah no that was it. That is the last line in the fawning news report. No questions, no explanations, just a fully acceptable statement, on that matter of grave national security importance. Look – I took a screen capture in case they accidentally change it or delete in five weeks.

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Trudeau was elected in spite of his refugee promise, not because of it. But now he carries on as if he were elected on that promise, and is unalterably compelled by the election gods (the CBC) to fulfill it, world-altering Islamist terrorist events in Egypt, Lebanon, and Paris be damned. I think even his state-owned CBC would allow him to renege, especially given ISIS’s beheading of Chinese hostages yesterday. Trudeau loves communist China and their “basic dictatorship!” (Hey how many refugees is China taking? None! They may be racists!)

And as if to add salt to the falafel, Trudeau also insists on holding to his pacifist, idiotist election promise to bring our CF-18s home from Syria (now!) because apparently defending our homeland and helping the Syrian people and trying to contain a terrorist jihad, alongside France, the United States and others, is too mean and yucky and stuff. (Besides, the CF-18s may be needed to help clear snow in Toronto this winter). Just as the media is utterly incurious about Goodale’s urgency lie, Trudeau’s ludicrous CF-18 pullback gets a complete pass by his swooning media, who are today investigating with great rigour, on multiple fronts, whether a Conservative MP said “NDP horde” or “NDP whore” a few weeks ago during his entirely polite, happy, calm, gentlemanly, and well-worded victory speech (he quite obviously said “horde”). This goes on, as other nations, their leaders, and their media, finally now see the obvious need to up their game against the Islamists.

And as if I had to tell you, Canadians also support our CF-18s bombing the Islamist terrorists of ISIS. A poll released just today says “60% of people said they approved of Canadian airstrikes on Islamic State targets while only 30% disagreed.” You rarely if ever get 60% agreement on anything in Canada.

The term “tone deaf” doesn’t even touch this. Trudeau’s behavior is the mark of a solipsistic politician, and this –  both the solipsism and the massive and quickly-screened refugee influx from one or more terror-laden countries  –  does not bode well for Canada’s future.

And in the U.S.:

Fifty-three percent of U.S. adults in the survey, conducted in the days immediately following the attacks, say the nation should not continue a program to resettle up to 10,000 Syrian refugees. Just 28 percent would keep the program with the screening process as it now exists…

President Obama should deploy his teleprompter brigade, push his chin way up and out the way he does pre-condescension, and this time haughtily declare a “red line” on this refugee idea, signifying his intent to summarily ignore the plan and abandon it. Hopefully Justin Trudeau golfs.

 

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Socialist NDP HATES those state-owned monopolies – which they created

British Columbia has a state-owned and state-run car insurance monopoly, which is of course completely unnecessary, purely ideological, and universally hated  – by all sensible people except its creators, the socialist NDP (circa 1973). Or… maybe by them too?

The reason it is hated starts largely with the fact that it utterly sucks, to use the proper economics terminology.

Sun_re_ICBC-2015-11-10_0758Today it was announced that “the corporation” (yeah, “the corporation”) was going to stop allowing monthly payments for insurance premiums to be paid by credit card (because you know, what business accepts credit cards these days?!). And yes, “corporation” is what a sycophantic liberal media like the Vancouver Sun calls a state-owned, state-run politbureau when they want to whitewash the socialism; and yes they also call Apple a corporation as if it is exactly the same kind of thing.

Anyway that announcement prompted Adrian Dix, the leader of the opposition socialist NDP, to say this, and we kid you not, this is an exact quote:

The change will be a major inconvenience to some customers, and is the kind of thing ICBC can get away with only because the Crown agency has a monopoly on basic insurance and drivers can’t take their business elsewhere, said NDP critic Adrian Dix.

“What they are doing is making things harder for their customers and clearly, given what they say the fees are, a lot of their customers were using this method of payment,” Dix said.

Of course the “they” that Dix refers to is his own party’s state-owned, state-run monopoly behemoth, which he calls a “Crown agency”perhaps because “state-owned and state-run” sounds too North Korean; and it is one which, according to himself, “makes things harder for customers.”

But if you’re waiting for the part where the Vancouver Sun reporter, Rob Shaw, laughed out loud and demanded in Karl_Marx_thought-bubble-no-competition!disbelief that the socialist leader revisit what the frick he just said about it being a government operation and there being no competition in the marketplace, you’ll be waiting a long time. No such questions were asked by the reporter. No remark about it whatsoever. Apparently it was all good. Perfectly acceptable.

Unbelievable. It should have been the feature part of the article. There should be a 2-page investigative analysis about the BS that is the NDP (and their own shoddy reporting, but yeah…).  This kind of reporting, this kind of intellectual dishonesty, and lying, and lying by omission, is why low-information Sun_re_ICBC-2015-11-10_075713voters vote for the NDP or Liberals, so why would the Left ever start to do things any differently?

While we’re on this left-wing politician/media cabal-fest, note how the liberal-left’s media division, like the socialist NDP itself, absolutely forbid the use of the proper terminology, which is “state-owned” and/or “state-run,” to describe the left-wing monstrosity in question. Aside from “corporation” and “Crown agency,” they also whitewash it with crap like “the public auto insurer.”

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Sneering Condescension From Globe & Mail’s Feminist Left

POSSIBLY THE DUMBEST COLUMN OF THE YEAR    
The sneering commentary today by the liberals’ Globe and Mail division via their ever-so modern Tabatha Southey is so condescending to conservatives; so full of cheap shots and banality that I thought I must be reading the state-owned CBC’s new state-run national newspaper (coming soon!).

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According to Tabatha Southey if you don’t agree that a cabinet should be made up of equal number of women and men, you need a six-step program like an alcoholic, and lesson one is that you’re “psychologically stuck in the 1950s.”  Not merely “stuck,” mind you, but “psychologically stuck.”  The liberals’ purported love of science has jumped the shark again (liberals – sharks can’t actually “jump,” it’s an expression!). Now they just stick science-y words onto things to demonize Canadians they don’t like. “Deniers” and “Nazi” were just teasers.

All on its own, that “stuck in the 1950s” trope is an old, rather insulting and hackneyed phrase that the left (particularly the more vapid among them) have used only in the most derogatory way, as part of their arsenal to insult conservatives. But Southey adds “psychologically” to “stuck in the 1950s,” which ups the ante quite a bit. So why try to redefine the term into a new official mental malady? Because of the way that the term “psychologically stuck” might be perceived as “mentally retarded,” inasmuch as that’s exactly what it does mean. So what do you know, I’m not totally stupid. Conservatives are sick. Mentally ill. Nicely done. Psychologically nicely done.

Let’s go through the list of the sick (according to Southey) who suffer or did suffer from this mental illness: the 1960s Liberal prime minister Lester Pearson, Justin Trudeau’s “psychologically stuck” dad Pierre, Liberal John Turner, Liberal Jean Chretien, Liberal Paul Martin, every Liberal premier, oh and their very hip albeit “psychologically stuck” “feminist” U.S. President Barack Obama, and more. Hey does that Obamacare look after the “psychologically stuck in the 1950s”?

Then Southey goes from the ridiculous to the utterly jejune in another one of her six steps: “Be prepared to stave off the impending communist revolution, which the threat of 15 or so women cabinet ministers can cause.” I don’t really know how that helps us get over the supposedly horrible prospect of three more women in cabinet than Stephen Harper had, but of course Southey writes this solely to mock conservatives, reality be damned. Forget the original project! Let’s just get on with insulting conservatives, which was our original point!

I imagine it’s supposed to be “funny.” But she doesn’t even do it right. Not even a CBC viewer thinks that conservatives link, in any way, shape, or form, women to communism. Ever. Anywhere. At all. (We do link the CBC to communism, sure, but that’s based on scientific and economic reality!)

Her spiteful little anti-conservative missive takes several more cheap shots but Southey just succeeds in increasingly revealing herself as a boor, and moreover as someone who monumentally lacks even a modicum of understanding of conservatives or their principles. Women = communism? Come on. Libby Davies aside, I mean.

Write a funny article, sure, but to be effective and maybe even make me laugh, you ought to display a pretty thorough understanding of your subject first. She obviously doesn’t. Quite the opposite. (Or she’s merely a hack.) But I don’t blame her. I blame the news media who ensure this lack of any honest understanding of conservatives. The fact that Southey writes for one of the biggest in Canada’s news media is a mere coinkidink.  Oh hang on.

The Globe and Mail – ostensibly a mainstream national newspaper, holds itself out to be fair and balanced, and reminds me over, and over, and over again that it is worth $10 per month simply to read their articles online. I must have my head “psychologically stuck in the 1950s,” when most newspapers were a source of some truth, some facts, some balance, some fairness, and some good columns. But at least I don’t have my head up my assumptions.

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Trudeau will be faithful to the Queen’s Hairs

BUT DON’T WORRY, HE’S SO SMART, BECAUSE LIBERAL
The new Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, while reading his swearing-in statement off a transcript today, says he will be faithful to Queen Elizabeth… and her “hairs.”  That’s Liberal Smart-Set for “heirs.”

You’d think he’d know the word: (1) because he’s ostensibly an adult, and (2) because Justin Trudeau has climbed to this lofty position monumentally as a result of his being an heir.

The Liberals’ PR department and spokescabal (CTV, Global, PostMedia, Toronto Star, of course their state-owned CBC, etc., and all their labor unions), who overtly adore “Justin” and especially his hairs, are blinded by bias, and choose to completely ignore the gaffe.

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Globe & Mail on Justin Trudeau: “Why…he’s just like Gandhi!”

Seen on the front page of the Globe and Mail web site:

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Yeah, disambiguation be damned. The Globe and Mail reporters/editorialists, and editors responsible for this junk journalism are justinunpluggedmore than happy to dupe the readers (whom they so respect!) and have them believe theMahatma_Gandhi supposedly “uncanny” comparison they speak of is between Justin Trudeau and the famous Gandhis that we all know from grade school – Indira Gandhi (it’s not); and the even more famous and much-revered Mahatma Gandhi (wrong again). And no, it’s not even Rajiv.

Oh! Sorry! Did you think we meant Mahatma Gandhi? OOPS! 

It’s actually about the “uncanny” comparison to a virtual unknown in most of non-East-Indian Canada – a Rahul Gandhi, who’s sole claim to fame is that he is related to Indira Gandhi, and who bears no familial relation whatsoever to the one they really wanted you to think of – Mahatma Gandhi.

No, even the Globe and Trudeau isn’t so stupid as to finally flush the toilet on whatever remains of their their objectivity and compare Justin Trudeau to Mahatma Gandhi. They just want you to think that’s a valid comparison as you peruse the headlines, and yet maintain the ability to scold you with a curt “read the article!” if you complain in Twitter or Facebook or any online comment.

I am surprised they didn’t just go for that bogus comparison though. And Superman too. And the similarities between Justin and Jesus even. “Why… it’s uncanny!”

And to the extent that there is any “uncanny” similarity even to Rahul, it’s only that both Justin and Rahul are both without serious leadership credentials, and are getting traction in the media only because (A) they’re left-leaning; and (B) they have a famous (or infamous) parent.

So yeah, no, Rahul  hasn’t earned the simplified moniker “Gandhi” in any Canadian news media headline where the reader is supposed to automatically think of Rahul – rather than Mahatma. Maybe in India, but no, not even at Fraser and 49th in Vancouver.

I’d say this was a nice try, but it wasn’t even. Sycophantic garbage? Yeah, there’s most definitely an uncanny resemblance to that here.

P.S. – Some G&M readers seem to agree. Here’s an actual sampling from their comments section:

  • The comparisons and similarities between Justin Trudeau and Rahul Gandhi are at best, a stretch of Iain Marlowe’s imagination!
  • Good grief! A fascinating bit of fiction masquerading as history. Its really not even worth pointing out the errors and misinformation in this column.
  • The G&M is a disgrace
  • That was a stretch
  • Load of rubbish. Garbage journalism. Thanks for wasting my valuable time.
  • Ian that’s the worst article i have ever read on G& M.
  • What a cherry-pick piece of garbage! Truly one of the worst articles the G&M have ever published.
  • Holy smokes, this must embarrass Trudeau, maybe the Globe better do a better job and distinguishing fiction from fact.
  • “Some Similarities between Trudeau and India’s Gandhi”
    G&M continues to have problems writing headlines.
  • How desperate do you have to be to start pandering to the ethnic vote in such a clumsy way?
    Why stop at Ghandi?
    Trudeau has uncanny similarities with Mao too, I’m sure someone will find something there.
  • Wow, I have to say, as a Canadian of India origin, frankly I am insulted by this article. It is embarrassing that someone who claims to be a journalist could publish such a puff piece that is entirely baseless and complete conjecture. Awful.
  • I think this is far too constrained…he’s closer to Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa all mixed together with a sprinkle of Einstein thrown in for good measure….
    Insert eye roll here….
    Does he send a tingle up your leg too??
  • Your whole article from A to Z is uncanny, sir.

…and so on.

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Left-wing government news today: “It’s not looking good.”

Thanks to liberals/leftists worldwide, it really isn’t looking good.  We start from the left coast and this Globe & Mail article, and, well, actually we just keep moving left.

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…“The count came in at the average that we’ve seen over the last 10 years,” Mr. Affleck told reporters. “The mayor made a commitment, a promise in 2008 to end homelessness. Clearly, he’s failed at that promise.” He said the consistent numbers on homelessness underlie the failings of the mayor’s Vision Vancouver party on the file. “It’s very disappointing.” …

Another article said it straight up:

…[homeless numbers are] still higher than they were back in 2008, when the mayor first promised to end homelessness in this city.

Gregor Robertson and city council have now reviewed a 34-page report breaking down the latest data, and it’s not looking good. …

And over in the newly far-left NDP-led Albertistan, they naturally raised corporate taxes, because that’s what left-wing governments all over the world do (and then turn into Greece). And what do you know? Their corporate cash cows like Westjet – which has dared to succeed and have the gall to actually make a profit – start to bleed.

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And then there’s Greece, as led by a communist/socialist government.

And China and its state-controlled economy and state-controlled stock market, plunging.

No, it is not looking good for the world when liberals and leftists take the reins of power.

 

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News to leftists: Canadians aren’t surrender monkeys

Polls show most Canadians want war in Iraq/Syria extended;
and the niqab banned in public

Even though the Liberals and the even more socialist You’ve Got To Be Kidding party are bent on being so, Canadians are actually surrender monkeys no more. Canada seems to have mostly, finally, shaken free of that sad era of effete neo-liberalism and its abject pacifism; and have shunned the left’s incessant failure to match the commitment of our enemies, and fight to maintain our own beliefs, whatever it takes, for however long it takes.

…An Ipsos Reid poll released on Monday suggested that two in three Canadians support an extension of the military mission. The poll, conducted for Global News between March 16 and March 19…
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Just what level of evil would be required for the left to rise to the occasion and defend Canada and its values, and to do its part as a member of the free world to battle a threat to our freedom and a global menace, is an open question. We don’t have the answer, Globe-tw-032415-sqbecause since it must be an evil even greater than the current Islamist terrorism threat, nobody can even imagine that kind of evil. Therefore we are forced to suspect that they will do utterly nothing, ever, under any circumstances. Well, that is unless the menace starts smoking, or emitting carbon, or worse, starts talkin’ all Jesus ‘n stuff.

In the interest of transparency, and since we pay their wages, and since it’s an election year, and it is our country and our lives, after all, I do think the opposition leftists owe us a clear, detailed description of exactly what kind of evil would whip up their desire to defend our nation and its interests and deploy our defense forces militarily, and as an “exit strategy,” to do so “until we win.” Failure to do so would conjure up suspicions of a “hidden agenda,” and if I understand the Left and their news media division correctly, they’re dead set against that.

In other happy news, very much related, Canadians apparently also unite behind Conservative prime burqa_gangminister Stephen Harper on the issue of Muslim women wearing those dreadful bodybags known as niqabs at their Canadian citizenship ceremony. In fact Canadians actually go further:

…The Leger poll, for the Association for Canadian Studies, indicates 70% of respondents agree with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s strong view against wearing the niqab while taking the oath to become Canadian.

“It’s very easy to understand,” Harper told the House last week. “Why would Canadians, contrary to our own values, embrace a practice at that time (of gaining citizenship) that is not transparent, that is not open and, frankly, is rooted in a culture that is anti-women?”

Canadians agreed with the prime minister 70%, according to the Leger poll taken Tuesday to Thursday.

And 60% of the 1,711 respondents went even further, agreeing “the niqab should be banned in public spaces (i.e government offices and courts).”

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It’s almost as if Harper has a finger on the pulse of the nation. And the nation has a pulse. And both Harper and the nation want to maintain a pulse.

Not so the opposition Left. The opposition create false dilemmas and fatuous claims about their desire to offer humanitarian aid instead of defending Canada militarily, as if Canadians can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. This tweet by the PM, following the motion to extend the anti-ISIS mission in the House today, beclowns the left and their specious, milquetoast political posturing:

“We will continue” as long as the Conservatives remain in power. If they don’t, everything – everything – is up in the air.

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Arctic Apple Takes a Bite Out of Pseudo-Science

After years of research and extensive field testing, the Okanagan’s own GMO apple is going to the big leagues.

Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are routinely attacked by urban organic activists in spite of the fact that not a single ailment has ever been linked to this technology. And now, as a testament to the baselessness of such attacks, the rights to the GMO Arctic Apple have been purchased by the U.S. biotechnology company Intrexon (owners of GMO salmon), for the princely sum of $41 million.

This acquisition stands as a textbook example of how to stand up to organic activists.

Rather than compromise, Neal Carter, the Summerland developer of this non-browning apple, stood firm as organic activists claimed falsely that a GMO apple threatened organic orchards. The only question that remains is whether the organic industry will take former U.S. president Bill Clinton’s advice from 1997 and include the Arctic Apple in organic production.

Unlike some GMO crops that incorporate pesticides, the GMO Arctic Apple could, in theory, be grown under organic management with composted fertilizer and holistic pest management, according to the original version of the world’s most-widely adopted organic standards – the USDA National Organic Program.

I grew up on an organic farm and worked for five years as a USDA-contract organic inspector. I left when the organic movement became a bureaucratic scam designed to propel an anti-GMO, anti-scientific political agenda.

I still support the true principles of organic production. But with three-quarters of organic food being imported from countries like China, and with 46 per cent testing positive for prohibited pesticides — pesticides that do cause harm and can lead to death — it has long been my position that the organic industry has a massive problem on its hands, a problem that has nothing whatsoever to do with GMOs.

Organic crops are not tested. Record-keeping and record-checking are all that’s required to get a crop certified.

Imagine if we quit testing athletes at the Olympics. Do you think maybe athletes might take this as a licence to cheat? This is how the anti-GMO organic industry runs.

No wonder multimillionaire organic execs like John Mackey (Whole Foods) and tax-subsidized activists like Ronnie Cummins (The Organic Consumers Association) pretend GMOs threaten organic farms. By maligning this field of science, they’ve carved-out a sizable niche for themselves, giving consumers the false hope that they’re eating a better diet when they purchase premium-priced, certified-organic food, all based on the fact that it’s non-GMO.

The reality is quite the opposite.

The lack of organic field testing not only results in 46 per cent of organic food testing positive for prohibited pesticides, but also in un-composted fecal matter making its way into the organic food chain.

As Carter and his new corporate masters at Intrexon will surely attest, this causes serious illness, and can lead to death. How is this “organic” exactly?

GMO Golden Rice, papaya and brinjal are all examples of non-proprietary (no patent) GMO crops that could be grown organically. The time is long overdue for the organic industry to follow Clinton’s advice and embrace GMOs. And what better place to start than with Carter’s GMO Arctic Apple?

By standing up to organic “pseudo-science and naysaying fearmongers,” Carter proves that when the enemies of science can’t beat you, they might someday be forced to join you.

This article first appeared in the Kelowna Daily Courier. Mischa Popoff has no financial interest in the Arctic Apple or Intrexon.

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• B.A. (Hons.) U. of S. and IOIA Advanced Organic Inspector (USDA) • Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute • Research Associate for The Frontier Centre for Public Policy • Is It Organic?". For public speaking engagements or consultations, please contact my agency, The National Speakers Bureau or Sawa Matsumura at smatsumura@nsb.com

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News media story about Purolator Courier omits state ownership, and big union

CTV_staff_writer-2You can spot a “news” article written by a union hack journalist (in this case, a fella named “CTVnews.ca Staff” – I kid you not) who works in a systemically liberal media outlet, a mile away.

First, if it’s a negative story about a “company,” the “company” involved (and yeah go ahead and note the scare quotes I’m using around these words) is never revealed to actually be state-owned, even when it is. The “company” in the story in question is glibly cast as just another corporation, in any otherwise free country. And if on top of that, the story is about the conduct of its employees, there is never any mention of the employees’ union status, or the name of the union if they are unionized; and the company is put on the spot to respond to the employees’ bad work habits, but the union is not. There is simply no union angle, at all.

CTV_reports_on_nondescript_company_and_its_employees-smToday’s example is from Liberalvision, or what you might still call the CTV because you haven’t figured out yet that they’re liberals advancing the liberal cause using the pretence of TV “news” and “entertainment.” It’s a story about a bunch of terrible lazy-ass workers, (not) working for a huge courier company, Purolator, caught on video brazenly and carelessly tossing potentially delicate packages into a delivery truck, without even the slightest care or concern for the packages at all, which is of course their only job. And it’s a simple job.

Or at least that’s all that Liberalvision decided to tell you, leaving out some information which I thought was really pertinent, although it could just be that I’m on to them.

More on that in a minute.

This kind of media perfidy always reminds me of two of my favorite stories about how the liberal media convolves and obfuscates, and how the only explanation for this behavior is that they are seeking to advance their left-wing, or politically progressive agenda. As I’ve pointed out in a couple of my favorite stories, it is working. They are succeeding. Read these two faves:

Back to Liberalvision’s story today – and here’s something you might not even know, because the liberal media have all done such a “good” job over the years: Purolator is essentially state-owned. It is not a privately-owned company competing in the free marketplace like any normal company would do in a free, non-communist country. It is 91% owned by the state-owned, state-run behemoth, Canada Post, also known as the state.

Oh what’s that?  You didn’t know Purolator was owned by the state-owned Canada Post? Well then it’s all working perfectly and according to their plan.

This state-owned company is another striking example of the state competing against its own citizens (and somehow surviving, whatever the quality of their work). And speaking of striking, the Purolator-state-ownedworkers are members of the giant Teamsters Union, which was also not mentioned in the story. Are you like me? Were you led to believe that one of the “plusses” of unions is that we are assured of a higher quality of worker on account of their higher pay and Cadillac pension plans? Yeah, then you too were misled. You got the wrong parcel. The wrong information. (Hey did you catch the article Purolator driver disciplined after hurling insults, trash at candidate’s team in the Toronto Star? Yeah, they didn’t mention anything about unions, or Purolator being state-owned, either.)

The point, here, is that these things aren’t mentioned because the liberals in the media don’t want you to know. They purposely un-inform you. They literally withhold delivery. Fail to deliver. They’ve got to report the news, but they try their damndest to ensure that you don’t associate fundamental business or worker failures with either state-owned “companies,” or with unions.

Progressives, unlike conservatives, don’t want to denigrate state-owned anything. Or any labor unions. State-owned is good news, to these people. Big labor unions are good news, to these people. And so it will be reported only as good, and taught only as good, in schools. State-ownership/control and all those yummy socialism-promoting unions are two important component pieces of the progressive movement.

It does matter that Purolator is state-owned. And when it’s a story about the employees, it does matter that the workers are members of Big Union. And it matters that we’re informed of these facts so that we can someday make informed decisions, rather than continually making uninformed decisions. The “news” media – and their decision to not carefully deliver the information to us – just speaks to their ongoing perfidy. Like Purolator and its lousy union workers in the CTV story, they are doing a lousy job of delivering the news. Hopefully you’re not “BREAKABLE,” because these journalists are members of Big Union too – just like the Purolator workers.

In case the automated “related posts” app doesn’t point to these other Purolator articles at PTBC, here they are:

Feb 3, 2011
Purolator couriers a government/state-capitalist meme.

June 30, 2012
Purolator Couriers is state-owned?

Sept 4, 2012
Check THIS government “competition,” government geniuses!

 

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