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Trump Tower Vancouver opens; media promotion of massive protest: fails

 

Trump Tower Vancouver: the ever-so objective and trustworthy media “reported” that the number of protesters organized by two different left-wing groups and their web sites could climb into the thousands. Thousands. For example the Globe and Mail’s Frances Bula reported, “About 2,000 people have indicated on each site they are interested in attending.” And the media (generally) kept reporting that the massive protest was going to happen. Over and over. At some point it isn’t “news,” it’s a promotion.

They were all on scene with multiple reporters and cameras, tweeting the minute by minute action.

As I watched it unfold, perhaps 50 actual protesters showed up, the rest being media (but perhaps I repeat myself), security, and even some pro-Trump folks.

Gorgeous building — maybe the nicest building in Vancouver — a city full of ugly, mostly old, cheap-looking buildings.

Designed by the famed architect Arthur Erickson, as possibly his last major building design before his passing.

Owned and built by a family from Malaysia — a Muslim country for those of you on the left who are into identity politics, and we all know you are.

Its lobby is adorned with artwork featuring a major piece by a Mexican-born female artist Miriam Aroeste, from Vancouver, again for those of you on the left who are into identity politics.

The building employs over 300 locals, after employing hundreds during construction. Some are likely unionized too!

Construction costs were about a third of a billion dollars, largely benefitting the local community.

Taxes on the property will yield the city millions over its lifetime, to say nothing of the income taxes and other taxes (and there are lots, and lots, and lots of taxes in Vancouver, BC, Canada).

But yeah, protest it. Idiots.


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That Dakota Access Pipeline protest? Yeah. What a load of crap. Literally.

Want to get up-to-speed on pipeline protests in light of the recent Canadian pipeline approvals, what with the left’s promises (threats?) of protests and “resistance?”

As a good backgrounder, get a good fact-based synopsis of that Dakota Access Pipeline protest down south, now that’s it’s being Trumped. Katie Kieffer writes it up today with aplomb.

But it comes with a warning: this ain’t over. “Like the anti-Trump Women’s March, the DAPL protest was hardly organic,” Kieffer writes. Organic? Ironically, nothing the left and far left does these days is “organic.” This protest is (was) fake. Lies. Another big, phony, Oscar-worthy show.

I’d call them all AstroTurf, but AstroTurf is a nice, usefull, green product. These people are evidently awful, dirty, unproductive time-waters and they cost everyone plenty. And they are product not of innovation, but of the today’s left and the Democratic Party and here in Canada, the much further left New Democratic Party, Greens, Marxists, and so on. And they’re on the hunt.

DAPL Resistance: The Real Story

By Katie Kieffer

Be wary of those who only destroy. Smoldering embers of emotional environmental extremists can re-emerge as a wildfire.

The Trump administration last week extinguished Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters when they proved only willing to torch and trash the earth; culture; children and animals they claimed to be defending.

Pounding drums and donning feathered headdresses, they claimed to be “indigenous.” Shouting “Water is Life!” they professed to be guarding natural resources for “the children.” Holding “Protect the Sacred” banners, they declared themselves defenders of Native American cultural sites. It was all a show.

Four hundred and eighty-plus mounded dumpsters full of trash, including tents; food stores; personal items; and building materials are now being hauled off the federal land where protesters camped for five months. The earth the protesters claimed to cherish was so ravaged that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers enlisted a professional cleaning crew from Florida.

Eight pet dogs (minimum) were abandoned by protesters. A local pet rescue crew continues to visit the camp in search of animals. Funds are being raised by Furry Friends Rockin Rescue for vet bills to help the dogs regain health.

Two children were burned so severely that they were rushed to a Bismarck hospital when their negligent guardians set fires in protest of the federal order to leave. And one hazardous and toxic waste crew has been tasked with examining the area that has been tarnished by protesters. …

I had to do a double-take of that line about the number of dumpsters. The source is the Associated Press and people on the ground:

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — … Corps officials say about 240 dumpsters have been hauled out of the main camp, each brimming with debris of old food stores, structures, tents, building materials and abandoned personal belongings. Officials estimate another 240 loads or so will get the job done, the Bismarck Tribune reported…

That’s 480 diesel trucks coming from all over the place, going back and forth into that barren land, to clean up after these “environmental” protesters.

So enough of this crap.

And this crap that I got just today: I’ve tried to explain that it isn’t “grassroots” if you’re organizing them, with the help of millions of dollars, and you’re using thousands of paid protest-organizing staff. That is precisely the definition of AstroTurf! It is exactly not “grassroots!” But these people fail to understand — or they just fail to want to be real and honest:


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Media botches another phony anti-Trump headline

I could do this all day long. This and only this. And I still wouldn’t have time to do them all. But here’s the latest today: Drudge corrects the record — actually corrected it a long time ago. Globe & Mail doesn’t care. They leave their headline in place. @ericContrarian put it succinctly: As did […]


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Perceived as giving a damn. Canada’s unofficial motto.

Great line in Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt newsletter today (my bolding): …As a country, we’re not always quick to respond to far-off bloody massacres like the gassing of the Kurds or the Balkans or Rwanda, but we do denounce them. (Whether or not we actually give a damn, we give a damn about whether we’re […]


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Trudeau Liberals bail out private Quebec corporation in crass political move

What a disgrace. The progressive Justin Trudeau and liberal-left cabal he leads is going to prop up a corporation to the tune of 373 MILLION taxpayer dollars. A private corporation. “Ottawa helps shore up Bombardier with $372.5-million cash infusion” — Globe & Mail Canadians should understand this for what it is. Governments with this sort of […]


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Media reporting: easy to spot the abject dishonesty with comparisons

There’s honest reporting and there’s dishonest reporting. Today, once again, the dishonesty is obvious to anyone who actually knows the facts, like me. This is all American media, because Canadian front pages didn’t touch it. Here’s honest reporting from the Wall Street Journal on the appeal before the (very liberal) 9th Circuit Court regarding the […]


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CBC “News” does a downward doggy for their Trump-hating fan base

I’m smellin’ a Pulitzer! Vancouver yoga studio declares Trump-free zone https://t.co/VCOTZ72c0D pic.twitter.com/pQAShLswuF — CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) February 3, 2017 I guess this is why taxpayers fund the state-owned CBC to the tune of in excess of $1.5 BILLION per year.  It’s stories like this. So proud. So proud. And so informed! But in defence […]


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Global News fails to find support for Trump. Here’s some.

I don’t need to tell Global News how to do their job… no wait that’s hilarious. Of course I do. Somebody does. I think we “get” what their opinion is. here’s mine; when you get a so-called objective, straight-up news organization tweeting out these five anti-Trump tweets in a row, within just 19 minutes, it starts […]


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POLL: Most Canadians agree with screening immigrants for “anti-Canadian” values.

That third item. I don’t even remotely understand the concept of being “OK” with immigrants coming into Canada with anti-Canadian values. From from the pattern demonstrated in the poll, that’s a purely left-wing “value.”


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Globe & Mail report says terror suspect “liked” Trump; but didn’t add that he also “liked” the NDP.

I’m not going to be one of those idiots who rush in and make stupid conclusions about catastrophic events before knowing far more. Early reports are almost always almost completely wrong, and so one of my favorite hobbies is laughing out loud at the idiotic media reports as they blurt out crap in haste, then […]


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Proof that Canada’s news media is far-left

A “think” tank called Public Policy Forum, wherein the word “think” apparently means “socialism,” has pooped-out a large “public policy” turd, which will appeal to all progressives — liberals, socialists, communists, the Canadian news media alike: it is to give taxpayer money to the Canadian media “to deal with the financial crunch in the media […]


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Media: “Trump can’t win election!” (He won). “Can’t happen in Canada!” (Yes it can).

Gee liberals and media, thanks for all the free advice to Conservatives! But yeah, you can just keep it. Whenever you see a liberal media article (columnist or reporter — they both do it) warn conservatives about their course of action, brace yourself — it’s bound to be lunacy. Or we have learned nothing. Look at […]


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Jail for man-buns, peeing in bushes, and assorted other crap for Friday, January 13, 2017

Since it’s Friday, here’s some assorted lighter stuff I found on the internet today: 1. Eureka. The only good use for man-buns has finally been found: jail. Note that when we refer to “man-buns,” we use the term “man” very loosely. 2.  The liberals’ New York Times division continues the (seemingly coordinated amongst all the […]


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Trudeau Liberals’ Press Secretary Caught in a Cheap Lie?

Calling it a “Cheap Lie” is a bit of a misnomer since this is all costing all of us tons of taxpayer cash. But anyway. The Libs seem to be taking their cues from CNN now. Even the Liberals’ minister of finance, who can’t balance a budget, could count better than Justin Trudeau’s allegedly lying […]


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