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NUTS: Some of This Week’s Tidbits

The week of Sept 11 at least thus far:

♦ This Globe and Mail comedy bit (it IS supposed to be comedy, right?) caused a “whoooboy THAT’S nuts” and an “oh yeah, that’s JUST what we need” — by me:

I didn’t read it, because I already got enough comedy and dumb-assery from the Washington Post this morning; and after laughing at that risible and obsequious G&M headline, reading this article would be just too much dumbassery for one day.

 

♦ Not nutty, just about the nutty left: another excellent explainer from Dennis Prager (a former columnist here!):
Leftism Is Not Liberalism. Here Are the Differences.
(http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/12/leftism-not-liberalism-differences/)

 

♦ Nutty Alert: The Globe & Mail rarely fails to deliver a daily smattering of leftist-inspired nonsense, not just in their reporting but in the form of right-wing-hating, America-hating, Christian-hating, and capitalism-hating opinions. This day is no exception. This example, a sort of book review by from their reliable smug leftist Lawrence Martin, is nothing new — it’s super dumb:

[Author] Mr. Andersen is selective in building his thesis [that America is full of loons — like Donald Trump! SHOCKA! — and Americans writ large are nutcases], piling all the unorthodoxies atop one another to give his narrative a convincing thrust. An author could well make the opposite case, selectively choosing all the fine examples of rationality running through American history that made the country a dominant global force. You won’t find many leaders more rational and judicious than Barack Obama. The American population elected him twice and, if he was allowed to run again, would probably have done so a third time. …

Barack Obama, aside from causing a historic racial divide, acting on pure left-wing ideology, was serially unjudicious, bypassing congress and issuing nonstop executive orders as if an emperor, shirking and outright contravening the Constitution countless times (which Lawrence Martin nonetheless calls “judicious!”). He will also go down in history largely as the president whose butt was most-kissed by a sycophantic left-wing media, as exemplified in Martin’s article here. This is utterly irrational in every way. Note Martin is a Canadian. A nutty one, but Canadian nonetheless. Dumbassery is evidently not confined to the ever-so nutty United States.

 

♦ Speaking of nuts: British Columbia elected a socialist NDP government this spring — actually let me start again. BC actually didn’t elect a socialist NDP government. The Liberals won the popular vote and the most seats, but the two even further leftist parties joined forces to oust the lesser leftists. So the socialist cabal have come up with an interim budget; or to put it more truthfully, they’ve come up with their first of many massive tax and spend gobbledegook screeds which will certainly wreck BC again — just like they did the last time BC had an NDP government. How’s that going over amongst the peeps?


Vancouver Sun, Sept 14 2017

Not a good start. Honeymoon over. But as Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer ever-so gently and deferentially writes (this incessant uncritical-of-the-NDP writing — is what helped get us here):

… [Finance Minister] James will need to rustle up more dollars to cover the cost of $10 child care ($855 million for the first three years alone) and $1 billion plus to complete the phase out of Medical Service Plan premiums, to mention just two of the not fully funded promises in Monday’s update.

On that basis, I would brace for additional tax increases, particularly if the economy flattens out more than she already projects.

Among the myriad unsaid: The NDP has literally lowered official economic expectations — GDP guidance — dramatically, and probably not even enough, to somewhat account for some of their upcoming socialist policies.

Let that sink in.

Brace for a lot more than just “additional tax increases,” BC. And Canada for that matter.


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Ad Company warns us of sexual violation – and it’s due to CBC content!

ProudToBeCanadian.ca has been warned by what we’ll call “an Ad Company” that we’re in violation of a policy pertaining to lewd or pornographic content with regard to some content on our site — specifically one page or category of pages within our site.

Seems unlikely, right? We’re unabashedly conservative. Not a lot of porn being promoted here.

I won’t reveal the real name of the “Ad Company,” because they’ll probably shut us down somehow or other (we live in a world where institutions and companies are led by hard-core leftists and have been blessed with the power  — by lazy-ass or more often left-wing or hard-left governments — to basically control content and what you see and hear and read; and they do indeed have a propensity to shut down conservative people and sites, it seems excruciatingly obvious to us).

To wit:

[“Ad Company”] ads may not be placed on adult or mature content. This includes fetish content as well as sites that promote, sell or discuss sexual aids. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • sexual fixations or practices that may be considered unconventional
  • sexual aids or enhancement tools such as vibrators, dildos, lubes, sex games, inflatable toys
  • penis and breast enlargement tools

They might want to advise or warn the state-owned CBC instead of us. The Ad Company is referring to — and warning us about — material which we found on the CBC’s channels or websites, including photos from their channels and websites, which we wrote about — complained about — here, over the years. There were so many examples, we had to create a separate category just for them. So when we remembered to (and we didn’t always — there are far more than what we captured in this category), we categorized some of those articles about the CBC with the category “CBC Lewdity” — meaning those articles depicted examples of the state-owned broadcaster’s propensity to include lewd and basically pornographic or otherwise vulgar material — photos, videos, subject matter, etc — on their pages or channels. This “CBC Lewdity” category is exactly the category of pages the Ad Company is specifically referring to and warning us about:
http://www.proudtobecanadian.ca/category/cbc_lewdity/.
Please check it out!

The Ad Company now specifically threatens to remove their ads — and therefore the revenue we derived from them — from our site unless we remove the “offending” material. Again, it’s material derived from our deadly serious critiques ABOUT THE STATE-OWNED CBC. Which leads us to wonder if they have “banned” the CBC as well.

Coincidentally, we all remember the salacious details contained within allegations against a certain (now former) employee of the CBC engaging in some weird sexual stuff. Here’s a snippet from this (now former) CBC employee Jian Ghomeshi’s own Facebook post, which, ironically, now likely places this website in further Ad Company “violation”:

[snip] … I have always been interested in a variety of activities in the bedroom but I only participate in sexual practices that are mutually agreed upon, consensual, and exciting for both partners.

About two years ago I started seeing a woman in her late 20s. Our relationship was affectionate, casual and passionate. We saw each other on and off over the period of a year and began engaging in adventurous forms of sex that included role-play, dominance and submission. We discussed our interests at length before engaging in rough sex (forms of BDSM). We talked about using safe words and regularly checked in with each other about our comfort levels. She encouraged our role-play and often was the initiator. We joked about our relations being like a mild form of Fifty Shades of Grey or a story from Lynn Coady’s Giller-Prize winning book last year. I don’t wish to get into any more detail because it is truly not anyone’s business what two consenting adults do. I have never discussed my private life before. Sexual preferences are a human right. … [snip]

… Let me be the first to say that my tastes in the bedroom may not be palatable to some folks. They may be strange, enticing, weird, normal, or outright offensive to others. We all have our secret life. … [snip]

Quoting the Ad Company here, it sounded somewhat like “sexual fixations or practices that may be considered unconventional,” and I imagine it just might have included the use of “sexual aids or enhancement tools such as vibrators, dildos, lubes, sex games, inflatable toys,” and perhaps tangentially even “penis and breast enlargement tools”. But if so, that’s on them and perhaps the CBC. Not us. I wonder if the Ad Company would similarly spank websites like Facebook, the CBC.ca site, and many others — which had a duty to report on that national story which was directly related to the CBC, and whose stories remain there, online, today.

We won’t remove the said content from our site because it is important information about a state-owned broadcaster — one which has been obsessed with sex and “sexual fixations or practices…” — and we feel as though we actually affected a change within that broadcaster resulting in their decision to stop broadcasting such total garbage. (But who knows — we have mostly stopped watching that far-left hellhole to save time and brain cells from destruction because most of the rest of their content remains “total garbage”).

Unfortunately, the Ad Company’s supposedly ingenious algorithms fail to understand even the most basic concept of “context” and so we must either dumb-down to their level, or lose their support and ad revenue. And dumbing down to their level would be a stupid editorial and managerial decision. So we will switch it up a bit and will change ad companies — or at least we’re hoping to be able to.  “Ad Company #2” has already turned us down without explanation.

And so here’s the link to support us:
https://www.proudtobecanadian.ca/donations-page/


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Unbalanced columnist lists Fox News as “far right,” the others as “balanced”

If I understand the Left (and the “far-left!”) correctly, anyone to the right of Maxine Waters is not merely “conservative,” “traditional,” “conventional,” or heaven forbid a “moderate,” no no no. You’re a fascist, and by golly, even if you’re black, you’re a “radical” “racist” “right-wing extremist,” a “white supremacist,” and parenthetically, a “Republican.” It’s hard […]


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Liberal professor – on the left’s (beloved) violent anti-American thugs

This woke me up better than my coffee this morning. A good hit of truth, well-timed, does that to me. From an article which appeared at The Daily Caller, August 22, 2017, written by Nick Givas: …”Antifa is a radical, anti-America, anti-free market, communist, socialist, hard-left censorial organization that tries to stop speakers on campuses from […]


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News media updates their fake news story on Trump-related immigration to Canada

This story gave me a smile this morning. The Supreme Court slaps the lower (liberal) courts and reinstates President Trump’s travel ban. Related news: The liberals’ mainstream media division’s past reporting (sorry “reporting” — so much smug, anti-Trump, fake news…) make the mainstream media look all the more idiotic today as they quietly go about […]


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Peter Kent on Trudeau’s weird Chinacommielove

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Donald Trump may be a lot of things, but he’s not ineffectual

Quote of the week — by former Conservative government Finance Minister Joe Oliver, in the National Post this morning. He’s writing of how the current Liberal government is blowing our relationship with America, at a crucial time, by stupidly grandstanding largely to satisfy their own Liberal Party base. …Still, we [Canada] should do our share […]


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Spot the bullCBC story at Yahoo Finance Canada

You’d be forgiven for thinking it was was the extreme leftist state-owned CBC web site. But no. It’s Yahoo. This kind of bullCBC does happen occasionally at regular free-market sites. I mean normal ones who haven’t given up the pretence of objectivity. It leaks out the odd time giving us the chance to see what […]


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News of his election booted to page 30; now media asks, “Who is this Andrew Scheer guy?”

When the Conservatives elected Andrew Scheer as its new leader last weekend, the Vancouver Sun shoved the story onto page 13 — so insignificant they thought — or wanted you to think — that it was. They certainly weren’t interested in you learning the big news, or who Andrew Scheer was, to say the least. […]


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The Media vs Conservatives: Conservative Party Leadership Finale = Page 30

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ProudToBeCanadian is undergoing a rebirth

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Conservative Party leadership ballot — and how I’m ranking my vote

How did I decide how to mark my Conservative Party leadership ballot? Virtually all the candidates spout the same lines on personal and corporate taxes (lowering them), and some other key issues. So I judged based a variety of other factors where the candidates’ position on issues were actually different: abortion, gun rights, supply management, […]


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Foreign aid is not aid, it’s a rip-off

I’ve made clear the position of this website on the candidates for leader of the Conservative Party (Maxime Bernier). So I’ll go ahead and share another reason why: it comes from this latest emailout by his team. In it he talks about foreign affairs, or at least foreign aid, and how it should really be […]


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