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Fidel Castro is dead! Trump/Trudeau: a contrast between the Real, and the Farce.

First let me express my deep delight that the evil, murderous, socialist dictator Fidel Castro is dead. Most sensible people feel the same way — all around the world.

Not here at home though. Our leader, the Liberal-leftist Justin Trudeau, has made a mockery of us. Rather that deep delight, he feels “deep sorrow.”

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.”

Longest serving. Sheesh. Castro made political opposition parties illegal, genius. Or as I tweeted this morning:

My favorite tweet of the day so far comes from Donald Trump, who has a better, clearer, less adoring take on the death of the evil murderous communist dictator:

He actually followed that up with a statement which was far more wordy and statesmanlike, while also being real. 

He feels no “deep sorrow” because he’s not actually a farce. Obama, meanwhile, was more in the Trudeau style, deeply saddened by the passing of that communist ass, but not nearly as loving, and sickeningly anodyne.

Americans chimed in on Trudeau’s idiocy as well:

But Castro’s fellow socialists in Canada are in deep despair. Take this NDP MP from Vancouver — and this is not a parody Twitter account:

“Justice.” For goodness sake. “Monumental vision.” “Courage.”

That man must be a communist.

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Liberal: “Well by golly maybe we need conservatives running this show”

OK that headline is a joke. A dream for me, but alas, a joke.

No matter how badly things are going — no matter how many FAILS they are forced (by the likes of me but never the news media) to face up to, they will continue to do the same thing, double-down, even, and make the same mistakes, over and over. Call it what you want, but Einstein called that insanity. I just call it liberalism.

For example, over at their own state-owned CBC division, this headline today will be utterly ignored by all liberals and the even further leftists:

Trudeau doubles Canada Summer Jobs spending, but student employment stays flat

If it isn’t already obvious, the FAIL we’re talking about this time is the summer youth employment program. Another of the 8,000 government programs to help Canadians survive life.

It’s a story of government failure, but they run this pictures atop their story:

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I think I might have gone with the one below, and maybe they would have if the state-owned CBC weren’t such Trudeau/Liberal suckfaces:liberalism FAILAll leftists —  progressives, liberals, socialists, communists — believe the only way to fix a problem in society (even right inside your house, including buying your house) is for the government to take over responsibility, and for the government to fix it, which always, always, always, involves throwing more government money at it, and more big government policy. If any government program is failing, they throw more government money at it, citing as the only problem the notion that there wasn’t yet enough money being thrown at it. In this case, as I alluded in my opening, they are literally doubling-down on their stupidity.

Last spring, the Liberal government doubled the amount of money available to subsidize student wages under the Canada Summer Jobs program [which was already $107.5 million].

But despite the boost, Statistics Canada found student summer employment rates for 2016 stuck roughly where they were in 2015.

What’s even funnier (I’m not bipolar, but I’m never sure if I should laugh uproariously, or cry like a baby over these things) the sub-headline reads like this, which I paste here without one bit of editing:

‘There’s a real danger in artificially creating jobs,’ youth employment chair says

He went on, “That’s generally not sustainable … We need employers making their own hiring decisions.”

We on the right have been saying that for decades. For example, in the last election campaign! So now we see, in other words, that conservatives were right all along. And the Left was always and still is — in fact ever more so — wrong, and this proves it? Well yes. But this is the eight millionth time we’ve proved it.

Now don’t do as I did and assume the “youth employment chair” is one of those shouty hipster Trudeau “youth” who, along with (most of) the rest of today’s youth, tongue-bathed Trudeau’s face during the entire 2015 election campaign, and “got out the vote” (wink! — it’s to vote only for Leftist candidates! Vote for… more programs! More subsidies! More free stuff! More government!) 

No this is a middle-aged guy who chairs a U of T program which studies the issue of youth employment. (I won’t even get into the fact that the U of T is a federally-subsidized university, and yet the federal government apparently failed to ask this guy anything, which could have saved the taxpayer well over a hundred million dollars in literally five seconds.)

After saying “There’s a real danger in artificially creating jobs,” he added another layer onto the cake: “Are students taking the job of someone else who could do the work?”

So in other words, it’s likely even worse than it looks, since some of those wonderfully taxpayer-bought jobs likely resulted in someone else not getting a job which wasn’t bought with taxpayer dollars.

We’re not done yet:

Recently tabled responses to questions put on the House of Commons order paper by both Conservative and New Democrat MPs reveal how $107.4 million in new money was allocated across Canada. (Employment and Social Development Canada says the difference between this and the $113 million announced is the cost of administration.)

In other words (and yes I do have to highlight this for you since the state-owned CBC fails to do its job and merely puts the tidbit in brackets as if to try to hide it), the government administration cost — just for spending that extra $107.4 MILLION, was $5.6 million. So $5.6
million in extra government cost, to spend that extra $107 million, which achieved exactly NO increased benefit.

So, to complete the work the state-owned CBC failed to, a total waste of taxpayer cash, and an utter annihilation of liberal-left policy and ideology. Worth a story or two? Maybe at least a sub-heading? Yes, but not to the leftists and their media as we can see here.

Do you understand, liberals, why conservatives keep railing on about the inefficiencies of government — and about the left-wing bias of the media? (Yes, they do understand, and this is why leftist ideology — this leftist experiment they’re conducting on you — is so pernicious).

The rest of the article then simply skips over the fact that the Trudeau liberals doubled the taxpayer’s cost — the  budget — and got zero in return; returning instead to their comfort-zone: tongue-bathing liberalism, using more reliably left-wing university economists and their bon mots about how wonderful government-bought jobs are in general for the economy.

University of Ottawa labour economist David Gray says the effectiveness of the program is about more than the unemployment rate.

This spending is a “tiny drop in the bucket” of the total Canadian economy, he said.

Thanks. Great job, teacher at a federally subsidized university.

Still not done:

Public sector, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees can apply…

Public sector employers are among those “businesses” eligible to hire students under the program. Hello? Taxpayer-funded jobs for taxpayer-funded government departments?

A taxpayer-funded program to subsidize taxpayer-funded government departments: this is the progressive Left’s dream come true.

Would I cut off funding for youth employment programs like this? Would I fire the government employees and cabinet ministers responsible for this disaster including Justin Trudeau? Faster than I’d sell the state-owned CBC.

I’ll leave you with this Tweet from the National Post:

Three guesses as to what the action-plan will be from the Trudeau Liberals.

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F-35 is actually far better looking than Justin Trudeau. And cheaper.

Here’s another quick review of little items of the day or past couple of days.

1. Let’s start with the most important Tweet of yesterday: mine. As usual, though, it’s not about me, but Justin Trudeau. It’s always about Justin Trudeau, especially to Justin Trudeau.

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2. Then there’s “huge” David Akin’s “huge” Tweet of “huge impact”:

Trudeau says “huge” impact. Bloomberg says not so huge, at all. And so says the Fraser Institute as well. And others too. Because it didn’t make a “huge” impact. Except in Justin Trudeau’s head. Which is the most important impact of all.

3. Chinese-Sounding Names Alert! Headline in Globe and Mail: “Incomeless students spent $57-million on Vancouver homes in past two years” – code for Rich Chinese people with those Chinese-sounding names bought nice homes in Vancouver. My bolding follows:

… Late last year, [the NDP’s] Mr. Eby and Andy Yan, acting director of Simon Fraser University’s City Program, released an analysis of 172 transactions in three expensive Vancouver neighbourhoods during a six-month period ending last year. That study – which ignited controversy for screening buyers for non-anglicized Chinese names – showed almost a third of all occupations listed on titles held by a single owner was homemaker, followed by business people at 18 per cent and students at 6 per cent. …

Hey what about the non-anglicized Arab-sounding names? Or is it racist to ask?

I think the NDP have a lot more in common with Donald Trump and his extreme-vetting immigration plans and his warnings on China than they would like to admit.

4. I’m Not The Only One. National Post‘s Kelly McParland skewers the Ontario Liberals (there’s so many!). Ontario Liberals must share students’ growing problems with math. Last paragraph:

The net effect is that the Liberals are offering new subsidies to offset the damage caused by previous subsidies. It’s a house of cards that can’t be sustained. Unfortunately, this government’s time horizon only extends to the next election, in 2018. As always, what’s good for the Liberals trumps what’s good for the province.

…which sounds similar to my own laments from just today, apart from my Twitter quip about Justin Trudeau’s self-perceived handsomeness supplanting the military experts’ opinion of the F-35: “It’s always about Justin Trudeau, especially to Justin Trudeau.” And later, “Because it didn’t make a ‘huge’ impact. Except in Justin Trudeau’s head. Which is the most important impact of all.”

 

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Special Delivery for Justin Trudeau: Boondoggle, Fifth Notice. Please Respond.

The smart business decision by the Harper Conservatives to reign in the state-owned, money-losing dinosaur Canada Post, changing postal mail delivery from door-to-door to community boxes, was ridiculed by the Trudeau Liberals (and then of course by their mainstream news media division) during the 2015 election campaign.

It was a huge plank in their election campaign. It was celebrated by the media. The Liberals would reverse the Conservatives’ decision — effective immediately after they were sworn-in — that’s how important they said it was. Damn the costs to Canadians! I’m handsome! 

Trudeau’s snarky post-election “Because it’s 2015!” was a ruse. The year is always 1947 when it comes to liberals acting irrationally to protect the big unions, state-owned businesses, taxing and spending, and any other liberal-left/progressive ideology.

The Liberals would add cover to their irrationality (and their media division would totally buy into it) by promising that after they resumed door-to-door delivery, they would set up an official federal task force (they’re liberals!) and order an official report, presumably proving to all the idiot conservative voters in the country that the Liberals were right. And then with the “science settled,” the debate would be over, much like with their “man-made global warming” “science.”

Today the report was released, totally refuting the hair-brained decision by the Trudeau Liberals to reverse the direction for Canada Post that the Conservatives had rightly begun.

…The task force said the post office could generate $762-million a year in savings or revenue gains from measures that include resuming the phaseout of delivery, selling 800 of its busiest postal retail outlets to the private sector, delivering mail every other weekday, and closing more processing plants.

… Reinstating home delivery for all Canadians would cost $1.2-billion a year. The task force said that, to do that, the post office would have to charge as much as $124 a year per home or raise stamp prices by another 50 cents on top of the increases it already needs to make. …

But it’s gotten to the point where when one of these things come up in the news making Justin Trudeau and the Liberals look even more ridiculous than we already knew they were, the question I have is where the Liberals’ media division — the Globe and Mail, National Post, CBC, CTV, etc., will bury the story, if they will even cover it at all. The Canadian news media takes its news-reporting cues directly from the instruction book of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s campaign industrial complex.

Luckily I found an article about the report, deep within the G&M this morning, under the “POLITICS” heading. Other headlines in that section: “Peter MacKay will not run for Conservative leadership,” and “Kevin O’Leary writes off Kellie Leitch’s candidacy.”

See it’s not really “news,” it’s just politics, implying that it’s just Conservatives making politics out of this — it’s not really serious “news” like it was during the campaign. The article was featured way below the web page scroll, past the business section and way under these important real-news stories which were featured as their top stories of the day:

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Their man Obama is so very dreamy, but my golly I too hope Trudeau’s popularity can survive this post office story, because what I worry about more than anything is how Trudeau will look after news about his repeated failings are begrudgingly reported.

The state-owned CBC was even funnier but for different reasons. Yesterday they ran a Canadian Press story featuring the notion that Canada Post could be saved if only they were given the job of distributing…. POT!  Yessir, like this:

The four-member panel issued a discussion paper Monday that suggests a number of ways the letter carrier can turn its business model around, including distributing legalized marijuana and cutting back on door-to-door delivery in favour of community mailboxes — an initiative launched by the Conservative government in 2013 but scrapped by the current Liberal government.

No word on distributing crack, liquor, condoms, or porn… and cutting back on door-to-door delivery in favour of community mailboxes.

But here’s what they will deliver: whatever the liberals and the unions want. The idea that Trudeau or the Liberals would ever cross the postal workers’ union, the teachers’ union, the auto-workers’ union, or any left-wing outfit, is ridiculous. It simply doesn’t matter what Canadians generally think. Never mind this, because they won’t:

In spite of the controversy over phasing out door-to-door delivery, the task force report includes polling data suggesting a majority of Canadians (67 per cent) actually supports the idea of shifting everyone to community mail boxes.

I know 67% of Canadians don’t send money to the Liberal Party of Canada. But unions and their members do (or they donate to their Canada_Post_Mail-n-Burgersbrothers and sisters in Tom Mulcair’s like-minded you’ve got to be kidding party) — especially the unions and members working in state-owned “businesses” like the CBC and Canada Post. And even if these people didn’t donate, big labor unions and state-owned “businesses” are what makes liberals liberals. So eventually this will all be crafted to cede not to common sense, or to all Canadian taxpayers, or even to their sacred federal task force “report,” but to big labor unions and another state-owned “business.”

This union-related quote from the CBC.ca’s story, and second one from the G&M, stand out (my bolding):

CUPW also suggested a number of possible business models for revamping the mail carrier, including offering payday loans.

• The task force also rejected the idea of the post office getting into the banking business – an option the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is pushing hard.

So let’s watch for state-owned banks and state-owned loansharking on a national scale. (In Canada, not Cuba or North Korea.)

These extreme left-wing (can we say communist at any point?) ideas for state-owned banks and payday loansharking aside, thanks to the Liberals’ big federal task force, they will have to tackle the thorny issue of the science being settled and the debate being over. Oh but wait! They’ve ordered-up a months-long, cross-country chit-chat and chin-wag, in order to get feedback about this ever-so complicated matter from every Canadian! This will afford them the opportunity to “interpret” the “findings” any damn way they please. Bravo, Liberals.

Make no mistake. The Liberals will do what they set out to do. Yes, damn the costs. And it will pretty much be based on “I’m handsome,” and “it’s 2015” (or 2017, or 2020, or whatever).

I just hope Trudeau looks good and his precious popularity survives after all of this.

 

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Chinese call Justin Trudeau “little potato”. Well that’s one name.

potato-headThey said it was because his name sounds like potato in Mandarin (“tudou”).

So cute. Brings to mind Mr. Potato Head. Which is funny because Justin Trudeau always brought that moniker to mind even before being officially renamed by the Chinese.

poke-poppin_fresh_pillsbury_doughboyHere in Canada, Trudeau sounds like “true dough.” Like he’s real dough. So like the Dough Boy. Which is also appropriately emblematic.

SIDEBAR: Hey! here’s a related item: APPLE IPHONE 7 SLOGAN IN HONG KONG: TRANSLATES TO ‘THIS IS PENIS’…

But what do you call a prime minister who goes to China, where they have a terrible human rights record, and instead of firmly demanding changes, he equivocates and makes a weaksauce moral equivalency argument — an argument that only the dumbest of the Communist Chinese regime’s sycophants would make about Canada as a counterargument?

“(I) talked about the challenges, but also talked about the fact that Canada is not immune to criticisms on human rights, either,” he said during an on-stage interview during the event, hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

… He said he pointed out how a United Nations rapporteur put out a “scathing report” a few years ago on Canada’s treatment of Indigenous Peoples, of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls and other challenges.

I’m not sure you call this potatoes or dough. I think there’s actually another word for this kind of thing. And it sounds like the english word for “total bullshit.”

While Conservative Stephen Harper was PM, the liberals harangued him at every turn, demanding he take the firmest possible stand against China and their record. The Liberals and their media division were all about the human rights. They lived for it. It was their thing. Pretty much their only thing. Liberal Irwin Cotler, the Liberals’ Critic for Rights and Freedoms and International Justice, wrote an op-ed as recently as the end of 2014: “Canada, Hold China Accountable For Its Suppression of Human Rights“.

When Harper visited China at about that same time, Canadian Press wrote this up:

Eight years after a newly elected Harper vowed not to sell out to the “almighty dollar” in China, the prime minister said he’s hardly let the Chinese off the hook despite inking an array of trade and currency deals worth as much as $2.5 billion over the weekend.

“You can rest assured that every single item that is important in the area of consular issues, human rights, governance, the rights of minorities — I have raised every single one of those,” he [Harper] told the media shortly after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“Those are things on which we will continue to follow up and have ongoing dialogue.”

The case of Kevin and Julia Garratt is chief among those issues, Harper said after meetings at the majestic Great Hall of the People, located alongside Tiananmen Square, best known as the site of violent pro-democracy protests in 1989.

“That particular case is of significant concern to us, to Canadians, that’s why I raised it,” he said.

The Garratts, who have lived in China for 30 years, have been held without charges since August. Their detainment came just days after Canada accused the Chinese of spying on federal government agencies.

The couple’s son, Simeon, said Sunday that he had feared the Canadian government wasn’t putting enough pressure on the Chinese to release his parents. But later in the day, Simeon Garratt said those concerns had been assuaged after hearing from embassy officials.

“I am really glad with … the leadership role that Harper and I think the rest of the government has taken on my parents’ case,” he said in Beijing, where he travelled last week to time his visit to Harper’s.

“I know they are doing the best to get my parents released and get this resolved.”

I think I’ll just call Trudeau useless.

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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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State-Owned CBC Promotes “Dreamy Trudeau.” (Seriously). But Don’t Worry, They’re Not Biased.

There might be a million photos of Donald Trump. But when you as an employee of a news agency take the time to find and then settle on the photo below to attach to your latest sneering tweet about Donald Trump; for you as a “professional” to abandon any semblance of journalistic neutrality and choose instead to demonstrate your hate in as public a way as humanly possible… you could only have a job at the liberal-left’s state-owned CBC.

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Apparently job security is not an issue for the clearly anti-Trump (etc) employees of the state-owned CBC. Any remaining pretense of neutrality is now apparently completely out the window thanks to their Liberal Party victory. It seems demonstrating their anti-conservative, pro-liberal bias is now more an editorial policy, if anything.

That journalistic malfeasance is from the news agency that avoids the use of the term “Islamic terrorist” because it might be seen as “taking sides,” and says “holidays” instead of “Christmas” to avoid “offending someone.”

Let’s compare that to how they carefully chose an ever so neutral picture of their true love, also from today. It has almost exactly the same editorial tone as the Trump one above:

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I must be dreaming.  I have no words.

 

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Canadian soldier killed by Islamist nutbar – in Canada

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Today we hear that one of the two soldiers run over with the car of an Islamist ass in Quebec, has died. Oh and here’s a clue that left-wing politicians refuse to acknowledge:

On Sept. 21, ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad Adnani explicitly called for attacks against Canadians. In his 42-minute audio taped message, Adnani urged his fanatical followers to single out a victim and “run him over with your car.”

The far-left NDP leader Tom Mulcair is suddenly very, very cautious about calling what appears to any sane person to be Islamist terrorism, “Islamist terrorism.”

He’s still looking for root causes, possibly in his pajamas, drinking hot chocolate, with fellow leftist/pacifist/terrorism denier Justin Trudeau.

I think it’s a mistake to start drawing conclusions on such limited information, especially as to motive. … Let the police do their job and then we’ll know whether we’re dealing with the type of situation they’ve described.

But Mulcair is only so cautious and protective of Islamist terrorists. He’s never so cautious or shy when it comes to calling Stephen Harper or any random conservative a liar, a cheat, corrupt, inept, or otherwise destructive of Canada.

So we have to ignore such ignoramuses.

A National Post article says:

A Twitter account under the name Ahmad Rouleau featured the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, the terrorist group that last month called on its followers to kill Canadians because of Ottawa’s role in the anti-ISIS military coalition. …

… As recently as Monday, calls to attack Canadians for joining the anti-ISIS coalition continued to surface. A Canadian extremist who converted in 2010 and now goes by “Abu Khalid Al-Kanadi” posted a message inciting attacks on Canadians. …

But Mulcair and Trudeau will just wait and see. Because this Islamist terrorism thing is all so new to them.

 

 

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Liberal Party of Canada now the ABORTION PARTY; JT says candidates MUST embrace abortion.

What an abomination. The very concept of “liberal” is now unceremoniously aborted from the party, and tossed like garbage into the trash, exactly like so Justin_Trudeaumany real life abortions.

Abortion opponents not welcome to run for Liberals in 2015, Trudeau says

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Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:26PM EDT

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says opponents of abortion need not apply to run for the Liberal party in the next election.

And if they do apply, the Liberal leader says they’ll be weeded out during the vetting process for nomination applications.

… Until two years ago, Liberals did not have a party position on abortion, considering it a matter of conscience that should be left to each individual. …

Abortion is, of course, the most disgusting thing ever thought of by humans. For a party leader to embrace it and dictate that candidates running under his leadership be banned from the party if they don’t embrace abortion, is simply otherworldly.

The Liberal Party will now be called The Abortion Party.

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Mulcair blames Harper “regime” for computer virus. Reporters come to Mulcair’s aid.

Here’s a snippet from a revealing scrum with reporters today.

The socialist leader Tom Mulcair, NDP, went on a nonsensical verbal rampage, hitting every single aspect of the Harper/Conservative government that he could think of. And the reporters helped him along. If Stephen Harper had spoken like this, the media would be all over it like a Russian computer virus. The CBC would do a six-part series on “The Passionate Eye.”

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Clearly unhinged, throughout the episode, Mulcair continuously referred to the Harper government as “the regime.”  This is something I do when I’m referring to a government I hate. Like North Korea’s. Or more jovially, Obama’s. But here’s a protip: a man who (fancifully) imagines himself as prime minister one day, would be well-advised to tone down the harsh, unstatesmanlike rhetoric directed toward the current prime minister.

The reporters kowtowed to Mulcair, and following his lead, referring to the Harper government as “the regime” in some of their questions. These reporters are what we refer to as “lemmings,” or “useful idiots.” And ironically, this is exactly how socialist or fascist authoritarian or totalitarian regimes are formed.

But I digress.

Reporter:  I understand what you’re saying, but is it their fault that they were hit by a virus?!  What can they do to fix it?

Mulcair:  In terms of public administration, Marie, the priority is service to the public. When there are cuts and Mulcair-pyramid-1(200px)rationalizations and things like that that have to be done, there’s a whole ‘pyramid’ of people [Mulcair makes shape of pyramid with hands] who are working for the public but ultimately you come to direct service to the public so that should be the important at best protected. That should be the most the highest priority but since the Conservatives don’t have any priorities, they cut there. And that’s not surprising. But certainly it’s their responsibility, and if they’ve introduced a system that isn’t well enough protected, yes it is their responsibility.

Mmmkay. What?

I mean I comprehend the Truman line “the buck stops here,” but that’s not really what Mulcair is saying. He’s implying that the virus happened because of the Harper/Conservatives. The Conservatives are responsible for a global computer/internet virus now?  And not knowing about any future virus like this, the “regime” is to blame for not protecting against it? What about the unionized government workers who run the system? Are they to blame too? Of course not. Don’t be such a regime. Or such a big old pyramid. Or something.

Then another reporter, whom you could credibly call a certified NDP booster, came up with this leading puffball question meant to suck up to dear leader Mulcair, instead of asking one appropriately slamming Mulcair for being so irresponsible in his previous answer:

Reporter/Supporter:  So what they should be doing is reassuring the public, is that what you’re saying?

Again: What?  I didn’t get anything like Mulcair saying that in his previous answer.  But anyway, here’s his “answer.”

Mulcair:  Well first of all they need to believe in public administration and make it a priority to give services to the public so that they can do that. And here it’s a service to the public because they have to send in their tax returns but it’s also a service to the government the government has to be able to collect taxes!

I “believe” in a lot of things  —  God, and so on. But I don’t really “believe” in public administration. It’s a necessary evil. But trust the socialists to “believe” in, and have an unending love for… the tax collecting department of government. Personally, I believe in a tax system so simple that we don’t even need the existing behemoth of a tax department. But potatoes, Marxists.

Different Reporter/Supporter (still love-baiting their man Mulcair):  So do you think they should be more proactive?

Mulcair: Well I think Conservatives are such poor managers that they’re not even capable of communicating. Uh, on an issue like that. Usually they just tell people to buzz off, and when something like that happens, they just don’t know what to do. But basically what they should have done was make that a priority previously, uh, working upstream instead of downstream!

Well that was an excellent communication. Uh, non-answer. If you like idiotic answers to stupid questions. And by the way, what’s “working upstream instead of downstream?”  Never mind, I don’t want to know. Still trying to figure out pyramids.

Then this answer to a question by another hack reporter who you’d think was Mulcair’s BFF:

Reporter: …It sounds like they’re only going to provide daily updates, it doesn’t sound like they really have this under control yet!

Dear God. The obsequiousness and leading aside, what utter tripe. But bask in this Mulcair gobbledeegook:

Mulcair:  No of course the Conservatives don’t have it under control they haven’t made it a priority, they can’t reassure Canadians about their private and personal information, and ya know these are huge issues because you have an obligation to provide all of that information to the government and there is a SECRET surrounding that that is always been maintained but since the Conservatives have never respected ANYTHING to do with personal information, they’ve against BOTH side of that. There’s an equation that says on one side you’ve got to protect peoples’ personal information and you have to render public what people are entitled to make that accessible! They’ve fought against both of those they don’t care about protecting private information and they don’t like to see things made public! THAT’s the Conservative method! This is just the ultimate example of that.

I kid you not. That’s exactly what he said. If you can make absolutely any  sense of it, I’ll vote for your “regime” Mulcair-regime(sq) in the next election, I mean if the current “regime” ever lets us have any more elections, that is.

They all  —  Mulcair and his fawning media  —  failed miserably, whatever their “priorities” were.

For what it’s worth, which isn’t much, miraculously, when asked, the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, who is widely seen as vacuous, claims he will simply fully support the government in its effort to kill the nasty virus. It’s literally the only sensible thing Justin Trudeau has ever said, and in contrast to the buffoon Mulcair, he sounded almost statesmanlike.

Astonishing display today.

 

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Grand display of decorum and respect: Liberal Justin Trudeau drops F-bomb at cancer charity event.

Real nice. A grand display of good judgement, huh? What a class act. What leadership quality.  How proud I would be to have this F-ing darling as my Justin_Trudea_F-bomb-markednation’s leader.

While I try to avoid the F-bomb even at home in front of the dog (she’s a lady), Justin Trudeau, according to himself, is super special. He doesn’t even hesitate to go full potty-mouth in front of a large gathering of nice people supporting a cancer charity event  —  and he said it emphatically. I mean he really hung on to the word and it spewed out slowly and with purpose. This was no slip of the tongue  —  not that he’d be excused if it was.

His F-bomb and the weird preceding remarks start at the 1:30 mark. He actually sounds like he might be, well, you know, a little “off on something.”

Does he even care anymore? Is this him just flipping Canada off? Is he so arrogant as to think that nothing he says or does matters, and the media’s got his back, and that Canadian people outside of Quebec are so stupid they’ll vote for him anyway? Are people really that stupid? Do I have to reassess my judgement of Canadians?

Imagine the wall-to-wall sneering and caterwauling by the mainstream media and the other liberal-left punditry that would ensue if a Conservative had made this enormous career-ending gaffe. How is this not being absolutely torn apart by the liberal-left’s mainstream media division? (Oh I just answered that.)

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Sun News’ Ray Heard engages in one of those pathological liberal Sarah Palin hate-ons

UPDATED at bottom: A meltdown in action.

I’m starting to think that compared to Sun News Network’s Ray Heard, the Ford brothers with their new weekly show Ray_Heard-2013-11-15_114746on SNN on Mondays are going to sound reasonable. And this concerns me. Even more than the stupidity of Sun giving them that platform.

For some reason, Ray Heard (who is usually at least nominally sensible even if he is a liberal) started in on one of those weird, almost pathological hate-ons for Sarah Palin, circa 2008, on Twitter yesterday (circa 2013). This is just as all the dumber liberals did back in the day, and as some of the dumbest ones still do, with careless, intolerant and idiotic abandon.

I don’t know exactly when Heard started oozing brain poo over this, but I picked it up here:

Oh yes. So dismal. This Liberal Party “War on Women” is dismal indeed.  Sadly, this army of one Heard is inadequately armed against Sarah Palin.

It’s “cosdwallop?” For one thing I think he meant codswallop. But don’t worry, he’s not a moron, he’s just an intolerant lout. What’s British for “guttersnipe?” Is it scurvy scallywag? I don’t know. I’m still learning to speak moron.

“She’s bimbo!”  Heard illiterate!  And also sexist. @Brenda_inBC noticed, along with many others.

Absolute codswallop” this time. Paging Sun News Network: We may have an obsessive-compulsive Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome and intolerance problem here, with one of your liberal talking heads; to say nothing of his liberal-sexist and insulting “bimbo” remark.

The true nature of liberals, revealed yet again.

There’s no explaining this liberal’s obsession with getting the socialist NDP candidate, Linda McQuaig, to slam the Liberal candidate, Chrystia Freeland, over this, especially when Ray Heard is himself a Liberal.

Then again he’s a Liberal. He’s left-wing, and Sarah Palin is normal and conservative, and she has a normal world view, so yeah, I guess that does explains that.

It goes on.

Oh dear. Get him some help. Perhaps Rob Ford could counsel him on Monday.

Along with dozens of others tweeps, @Katewerk shot back with several volleys including this fact-backed goodie:

Undeterred, Heard was on Sun News this morning, still yammering on with the smear Sarah Palin blather.

Well that was fun. But in fact, this now fully discredited, well-past-its-best-before-date hate Sarah Palin herd mentality (fun pun) is boring, boorish, unimpressive, churlish, and lazy intellectually. Palin has more than proven her bona fides, is still a huge draw and important political figure five years after the likes of Ray Heard started calling her a “bimbo” and other such dismissive, condescending crap.

More facts: I’m a fan of Sarah Palin. I admire her and trust her instincts on almost every issue because the fact is, she’s proven to be right, 99% of the time. If I were a woman, whether or not I was a so-called “feminist” (I wouldn’t be  — I’d just be a “woman”) I’d view her as a role model. And I’d be thrilled to see my daughters look up to her as an icon. Palin is in fact a good role model for everyone.

On the other hand, I’d cringe if my daughters saw Ray Heard’s sexist, exclusive, obsessive, irrational, smear-tweets about her, and viewed his dubious and vacuous comments on Sun News today. He’s no role model.

And by the way, my daughters wouldn’t be watching the Ford Bros show either.

 

UPDATE:

Oh for goodness’ sake. He’s still on it. We may be witnessing a meltdown.

Ah the liberal love. The moderation. The civility. The intelligence.

That last one wasn’t Ray Heard, but Ray Heard retweeted it. It was implied by a liberal-leftist ass, Martin Bashir, at America’s liberal-leftist-central, MSNBC.  I’m ever so sure Heard doesn’t endorse the sentiment. Even though he retweeted it without comment.

Another day, the attack continues. Saturday, November 16, 2013:

And it’s still going on: Monday, November 18, 2013

This obsession is officially whacky.  This often happens with those suffering from Palin Derangement Syndrome. They start out claiming she’s a nutbar, but end-up getting hit in the ass with their own boomerang. Hoist by their own petard, as they say.

 

 

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Justin Trudeau in $250 Ladies Night of Sexism, Condescension, Pandering

Let’s get the enormous elephant out of the room right off the top: can you just imagine if Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper did this? When you finish laughing, read on.

Trudeau Sexist + Condescension PosterThis is not made up on Photoshop or whipped-up like another Canada-mocking Washington Post-style satire piece (yesterday’s was excellent). This was taken directly from the Liberal Party of Canada web site. It’s an actual event, for real, not satire.

Appealing to women  —  exclusively  —  and doing so by portraying himself with (and/or his party’s) what is obviously a self-perceived dreamy sensuousness and good looks and his sexuality? What do we call this? Well first we call it hilarious idiocy, politically, but then we move onto the rampant sexism, and pandering to women, egoism, idol-worship, personality politics (contra substance), among other things. All that and more in one poster.

It’s the hypocrisy that gets me.

Smart women don’t buy into this kind of sexist, pandering, crap. So go ahead and read deeper. It’s obviously meant to appeal to the really easily-manipulated women. Nice.

I extend the logic: this is how he thinks of the electorate  —  well women, anyway. Easily manipulated, because they’re just so dumb. Like most liberals, socialists, and other progressives, he thinks he’s smarter than the rest of us, and we’re really just dumb clucks. He’s actually playing to that right here.

And so much for another phony Justin Trudeau canard  —  his fake appeal to the supposedly downtrodden “middle class” that he harps about incessantly, as if the millionaire-who-didn’t-earn-it really has a clue what “middle class” is  —  or cares. At $250 a pop for this exclusive (and that’s a key word, here) event, all of that BS about caring only about the “middle class” is out the window. Of course it clearly always was BS, as everybody in Canada except progressives and his fawning liberal mainstream (non-Sun News) media has noticed.

“What’s your favorite virtue?” What the hell does that even mean? It does sound like something a liberal would ask though.  Kind of in the same arena as “let’s start a conversation.”

“Who are your real heroes?” Dear God. (And actually, I’m pretty sure “God” won’t be suggested as hero #1  — unless they pronounce it “Justin”).

A night of “curiosity-inducing ideas”? What?! Again with the typical liberal cringe-inducing blather.

“What’s the biggest issue facing women?” How about “what’s the biggest issue facing anyone Canadians?” Why segregate and treat women as a protected class or a group that needs any big-brotherly protection. He must think women need his and his big government help because they can’t make it on their own. This really is at the root of the liberal-left, progressive mindset. This sexism of lowered expectation is at the root of liberal thinking and one of the root causes of their overt sexism, as seen here.

Disconnected much? Yeah, much. But moreover, he obviously doesn’t even have a clue how utterly disconnected he is with mainstream Canada. And given this level of condescension and pandering to women  —  he’s disconnected with even the hipsters and the other cools in the liberals’ trend-centric, politically-correct Canada.

So it’s a FAIL, and useful for the rest of us because it reveals so much about the character of liberals and Justin Trudeau.

 

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Trudeau Jr., uh, won’t, uh, support BC Liberal Clark in BC Libs’, uh, re-election bid. Duh.

Trudeau Jr doesn’t realize he’s doing Clark a favor;
Clark claims she doesn’t care if her liberal love
has just been formally unrequited.

Both Joyce Murry (the failed federal Liberal Party leader contender from BC) and Justin Trudeau (the already failed but newly minted Liberal Party leader from Mars) have rejected the opportunity to support BC’s failing Liberal Party leader, in the current BC BC_Liberals_rejected_by_fed_Liberals-JT(250px)election campaign, which is going very badly for the BC Liberals and its leader, Christy Clark (ie., it’s failing).  This according to reports from Sun News.

From my own recorded clip from Sun News, here’s what he said (the written report at Sun News online cleaned-up his “uh”s):

“I will not be lending my support to any party we have an awful lot of work uh here, and I trust uh that the people of B.C., uh, to make, uh, make uh, their decision.”

Uh, yeeeeah. Too busy for that big endorsement, the rejection of which, uh, took longer than a five-second, uh, endorsement and “bonne chance!” would have, indicating, uh, Trudeau’s innate, uh, inherent, grip, uh, on the most important uh liberal skill, which is to, uh, BS the people because actually liberals don’t trust, uh the people, and liberals think the people are actually uh, too stupid, uh stupid to make “their decision” on, uh, any, thing.  Um, Duh.

Let me explain to the state-owned CBC, Global, or CTV news-watching Canadian: Liberals manifestly don’t trust the people of anywhere to make any of their own decisions on anything, including even how to spend their own money, tend to their own healthcare needs, or even raise their own children *cough* beer and popcorn *cough*. Governments must do things  —  including spending their money  —  for them. That’s a large and most fundamental part of what makes them the big-government, nanny-staters and progressives that they are.

Also, Justin Trudeau not supporting you is actually a bigBC_Liberals_rejected_by_fed_Liberals_JM(250px) plus. So it’s a bit of a two-fer from young Justin.

For her part, Joyce Murray said this:

“No I will not be involved in that, no I’m a uh, federal Liberal and uh so I have support on both sides of the uh, of the uh, divide in British Columbia.”

This is also a bit of a two-fer. It seems to be about her personally, as she indicates that she can’t support Clark because notwithstanding her very tight party affiliation, which extends so deep it’s the party which she wanted to lead, SHE (Murray) has support on “both sides.” But there’s also this “I have supporters on both sides of the divide” line. For those of you outside of BC, the “divide” is not really a “divide” at all  —  it’s more of a progressive morass, (with an emphasis on the more and ass). She means the socialist BC NDP on one side, and the not-quite-as-socialist BC Liberals on the other. That line says nearly all we need to know about Liberals federally, and their hidden agenda (well not so much “hidden” in Murray’s case, inasmuch as she tacitly embraced the idea) of eventually coalescing with their brethren in the federal socialist party and other progressives against the Conservatives.

(In case you’re wondering, as British Columbians and outsiders alike may be: the BC Conservatives are, even after all these years, out in the political wilderness, apparently incapable of launching a productive election campaign or becoming a relevant player in this election, despite this rare opportunity wherein BC voters lament both of the progressive choices of the left.)

This lack of federal Liberal embrace is not as shocking as you might think. As most right-thinking conservatives in BC know, Clark is a social and economic liberal, barely able to truthfully lay claim to the “free enterprise” bone fides which she nonetheless claims anyway. BC_Liberals_rejected_by_fed_Liberals(250px)And Clark is well-known to be a federal Liberal as well. So this lack of support from fellow progressives in Ottawa has to be at least a little embarrassing for her. But (air quotes) You know what? (air quotes off) She isn’t embarrassed.

“You know what I haven’t asked anyone… You know what I generally I think it’s important in British Columbia to make our own decisions aboat [yessir, she said ‘aboat’] this.”

“You know what” Christy Clark? You don’t know “aboat” that at all. The very next thing out of your word-hole was to boast “aboat” two other federal pols who did endorse you. So.

As I said, Clark fancifully paints herself as a coalition leader of free-enterprisers, confusing some low-information voters  —  like Justin Trudeau  —  into believing she really is about free enterprise, thus, apparently, disqualifying her from the loving embrace of the swells in his federal progressive smart-set.

But to those of us who, unlike Justin Trudeau, really understand, this is more of a long-standing, made-in-BC, Machiavellian ruse. It’s a line that we real conservatives lament every time we hear it, which turns to a scowl as we pay our car insurance to the state-owned, state-run car insurance politburo, review our losing lottery tickets purchased from the state-owned, state-run gambling monopoly, and enjoy a sip of our taxed-to-the-hilt scotch purchased from our state-owned, state-run liquor stores (made available to us after the state has chosen which scotch will be made available to us), as we sit under gaudy florescent white light coming out of government-mandated twisted idiot-bulbs, energized by power from the state-owned, state-run utility (etc…). BC Liberals are as liberal  —  not conservative  —  as can be, in almost every which way, on almost every issue. They’re progressives.  They should all just get a room  —  possibly a state room on one of the state-owned ferries.

In my quest for further amusement, I would also like to add to the confusion and note the slightly inappropriate backdrop to Clark’s big stump speech, in which she dismisses the need for hugs from her federal leaders on the left. It’s as if the NDP planted several fellas dressed in their famous NDP “orange wave” or “orange crush” (or whatever it was the news media advocated on their behalf) uniforms right there, just to show their love, and confuse the people in their decision-making even more.

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Fashion over debate: Sonny days ahead if Justin Trudeau gets Liberal leadership nod

The world didn’t end recently, and it’s unlikely to come to a conclusion in 2013 either.

Rumours of its demise tend to be greatly exaggerated, either from Christian fundamentalists, Latin American tribes, or assorted conspiracy theorists. Odd how all of these types claim supernatural wisdom but do so badly in their own lives!

What we will see in Canada is the triumph of the mediocre and the mob.

Justin Trudeau. Of course he will become Liberal leader, and in spite of the complacent boasts of his critics he may well become prime minister. And if he does, it will be a disaster not only for Canada but for democracy.

You see, Trudeau is extraordinarily unqualified and vacuous.

He’s not evil, not even malicious, perhaps even good and well-meaning in a suburban, banal, CBC type of way.

He has no ideology other than a vapid trendiness — he has never said anything fresh or even left-wing about economics, foreign policy or governance, but knows we have to marry gay people and abort babies. As I say, childish fashion over serious debate.

But if he wins, he will be a mere face for a more substantial and altogether more sinister body.

First are the old Liberal hacks who were brought to political maturity by his father, and who want to rule again vicariously through the meagre son. They are moderate pragmatists, but are also unscrupulous, cynical and care nothing for democratic opinion.

Next are altogether more worrying individuals; not careerists but driven partisans. They were the people determined that Trudeau should speak to a conference of Islamic radicals. Sources claim that while the old advisers were urging their boy to listen to moderate Muslims, Jewish groups and gay organizations, the young Turks — or would Iranian be a better word? — were obsessed with a “new alliance” of voters.

Any Trudeau victory will be little more than a preamble to the battle within for who controls the Liberal party and its new leader.

Trudeau has very few formed opinions, simply doesn’t understand world politics and chants “middle class, middle class” to any substantive question about the future of one of the greatest nations on earth.

One conservative Canadian television commentator has described him pejoratively as “our Obama.”

No!

Conservatives may dislike Obama’s policies, and he is certainly not the intellectual his supporters claim, but the man does have experience beyond the drama class, and has studied and read hard.

Trudeau is in fact “our Trudeau,” the modern version of Pierre. Of course the father was bright and well-travelled, but his ideas were nothing more than an extension of his own hobbies and fetishes. Daddy controlled, Sonny is controlled. Daddy wanted change for change’s sake, Sonny wants change because his brother and some of his handlers want change.

Successive governments, Liberal as well as Tory, have worked to restore financial and political stability to Trudeau’s Canada, but his son as prime minister would govern in a far more fragile and dangerous age.

Vote even NDP rather than Liberal, and hope a coalition of silly girls, political fanatics and old men longing for former glories do not win the day.

 

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