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BC pipeline debacle? Just build it to America. Get ‘er done.

About Enbridge’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline proposal from Alberta through BC to BC’s west coast port: here’s a solution which might have the added benefit of it being a teaching moment for the left’s reflexive naysayers when it comes to anything “industrial” or anything owned by private citizens instead of the state. Just go south.

Alberta and the states south of Alberta seem open to these pipelines to wealth, pace that ideological and political divider and left-wing appeaser President Barack Hussein Obama.

Here’s a shocker: as a conservative thinker, I don’t share the often mindless and ideological environmental arguments from the political left and its sycophantic sheeple about it being a huge, insurmountable environmental risk. It’s not. If that were a scientifically legitimate concern, then those critics of the plan should logically (and on scientific grounds) demand that all pipelines, and there are hundreds of them throughout BC and the whole world, be dismantled. Not just oil pipelines but gas pipelines too. And nuclear plants. And hydro damns that are more than five years old. And all roads, since the people in the cars that burn oil and travel on them kill far more people than oil pipelines ever have; and lacking oil, roadways would essentially be almost completely useless and obsolete anyway. Horses don’t really need paved roads. And walking through mountainous trails and over rivers is fairly gentle to the environment.

And then those sheeple should plan on never driving again, including driving to protest new pipelines. And plan on never flying, not even to their beloved Cuba for their vacations; and never accepting any food, shelter, clothing, or any other material goods like their iPads, all of which were transported to them via truck, train, ship, or plane. Which accounts for just about every, single, thing, in their lives.

They’re not, but they should already be using alternative transportation methods, all the time. Like bikes (locally made out of new-growth wood and old-fashioned elbow grease in place of steel tools made out of dirty coal and such), and horses. Yes they should voluntarily stop buying just about everything, including nearly all the food they eat, except those things that are grown at, and which are “organically” nurtured by, their nearby neighbors  —  and transported to them by bikes, or perhaps horses. Horses which never fart, by the way, on account of the “man-made global warming” caused by man’s use of horses which fart, or some other funky fact or settled science or, to put it more accurately, BS. Now, such fartless horses do not currently exist of course, but I’m sure their Darwinian evolution theory will kick into gear anytime now and will abide by the leftist ideology, and will accommodate them pretty soon.

Or they should just shut up, grow up, and stop being such hypocritical, partisan leftist political idiots. I favor this last option.

Eventually, leftists will figure it out.  My bigger concern is actually the notion of selling oil to China (mostly) instead of the U.S., which is the market that pipeline would ostensibly best serve.

China does need enough energy to continue to serve our needs, which includes building all those cheap products, as they now do, so that we can continue to do the bigger and more complicated things (like inventing new sources of energy) that keep advancing our lives, through our free-enterprise, capitalist system. But beyond that, we should sell to our friends the Americans first.

I would rather sell Canadian energy of any kind to Americans. I support America and its freedom-based values over China and its socialist values. As such, I’d rather see Enbridge and every Canadian energy company cater first to Americans and American firms, instead of to China and its state-owned, state-run fake businesses, or to any other socialist/communist totalitarian dictatorship, for that matter.

I’m not sure what the business model or calculus is with the Northern Gateway pipeline. But I wish they’d consider just building the pipeline south to Montana or Idaho, by-passing BC and notably snubbing them in the process, and selling it to Americans.  No fuss, no muss.


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Like Canada’s state-owned CBC? In America, the Stupid Liberals Network is failing in ratings

This past week in irony:
CNN
is the super-smart and ever so hip American liberal media news network which, much like Canada’s state-owned CBC and others, is so systemically engorged with mentally immature liberals, and so lacking in adult supervision, that it found it quite acceptable to play the Pink song “Stupid Girls” (lyrics: “Aha, aha. Stupid girl, stupid girls, stupid girls…”) in its bumper lead-in to story about Sarah Palin; and then think that it can get away with that without even being called out on it.

Watch:

CNN going down logoAnd then when they are called on it, as any half intelligent person would know they would be, they make the incredibly dumb-ass calculation that its audience is so utterly gullible that they would accept, as CNN’s mia culpa, insultingly stupid excuses.

This is their actual excuse: “The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story. We regret any perception that they were planned together.”  The only thing that could have made their excuse funnier, or dumber, is if they added their catch-phrase “the most trusted name in news,” here.

God they’re smart.

This week:
Once again, it’s a great wonder why CNN’s ratings are sliding, and Fox News Channel totally dominates the cable news ratings, doubling, more or less, all the others including CNN, in its total audience numbers. All the top prime time news and news analysis shows are on Fox News Channel. Yet the liberal hipsters like to call Fox News Channel and its viewers “dumb”.

We are not the least bit surprised to find that super-smart CNN continues its ratings slide even further, this past month.

July 2012 Ratings: CNN Continues to Struggle

By Merrill Knox on July 31, 2012 3:31 PM
CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is 20% in Total Viewers and 23% in Aged 25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total Viewers and -26% in the demographic.

All CNN has to do, and all CNN is supposed to be about, and all CNN holds itself out to be, is “trust us, we’re grownups, and we’ve deployed all manner of resources to do our jobs right.” Well actually, it seems as though they’ve given it up. They’re just joking around now. They literally (still) call themselves “most trusted name in news.”  Clearly even that is a lie. But whatever the case, implied therein is the sentence “we’re serious people, and serious about our jobs reporting the news in a trustworthy and reliable way, so watch us.” But that ship has sailed.

CNN is intelligent. Even at the precipice of disaster they find it quite normal and natural to play cheap, juvenile politics with whatever little goodwill is left in their already depressed inventory, and make the supposedly conscious editorial decision to do an idiotic, disrespectful thing like smearing Sarah Palin, a huge big-name favorite of conservatives  –  a groupp representing twice as many Americans ass liberals. But of course we know Palin’s a political figure who just doesn’t happen to be among the pop-favorites of the idiot liberal kids who work at CNN (and apparently in most ever other news organization, and actually, everywhere).

This is actually how liberals think. No it really is. Think about it. This is how they’re running America right now.


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Fact-Check On Left-Wing Lies: The left’s BS “rich getting richer and poor getting poorer” meme.

Oh no! More of that annoying-to-liberals conservatives speaking the truth in bold colors, thing? Oh yes. Thomas Sowell’s column is out. Correcting the BS claims made by liberals again? Yes, yes. And I’m not sorry, progressives. The truth is good. It’s liars who are bad for spreading lies, and forcing us to engage in this embarrassing remedial action. That means you, non-Sun News Network media and NDP and Liberal socialists and sundry other progressives.

Liberals and all progressives are against this sort of thing  —  postings like this. Lies don’t bother them. It’s the truth that makes them so spitting mad.

Big Lies in Politics

It was either Adolf Hitler or his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, who said that the people will believe any lie, if it is big enough and told often enough, loud enough. Although the Nazis were defeated in World War II, Thomas Sowellthis part of their philosophy survives triumphantly to this day among politicians, and nowhere more so than during election years.

Perhaps the biggest lie of this election year, and the one likely to be repeated the most often, is that the income of “the rich” is going up, while other people’s incomes are going down. If you listen to Barack Obama, you are bound to hear this lie repeatedly.

But the government’s own Congressional Budget Office has just published a report whose statistics flatly contradict this claim. The CBO report shows that, while the average household income fell 12 percent between 2007 and 2009, the average for the lower four-fifths fell by 5 percent or less, while the average income for households in the top fifth fell 18 percent. For households in the “top one percent” that seems to fascinate so many people, income fell by 36 percent in those same years.

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Life would be so much easier and more productive if progressives just didn’t lie so much.

And here’s a gratuitous picture of Tom Mulcair! With bonus Libby Davies in background!

Tom Mulcair with Libby Davies

And here’s one of Barack Obama!

Yes, Obama lies


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Obama never speaks of Canada — it’s succeeding under Conservatives!

A tip of the hat to reader Glen D. for the heads-up re this Frank Miniter article:

What Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About Canada

With President Barack Obama claiming the government builds success, not individuals, Mitt Romney should look north to a story Obama would rather Americans didn’t notice. Canada is outperforming the U.S. on every Frank Minitereconomic front and they’re doing it with policies Republicans say they’d like to implement.

For the inside scoop I interviewed Tony Clement, Canada’s President of the Treasury Board (the COO for the Government of Canada who is responsible for managing spending among other duties) and a Member of Parliament with the Conservative Party of Canada.

He was enthusiastic. This is a story he wants to tell. A story that people south of the border should be paying attention to. According to senior Canadian officials who’ve had closed-door meetings with Obama administration officials, the White House has been curious about how Canada is growing. When Canadian’s told them how, they even toyed with implementing some of the same policies.

First, for context, we need to do a numbers comparison with the U.S.

Canada’s unemployment rate is now 7.3%, whereas the current U.S. unemployment rate is 8.2%. Canada’s combined federal and provincial debt to GDP ratio is 57.9%, while Canada’s federal debt to GDP ratio is 34%; meanwhile, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio reached 101.5% in 2011.

Then there is the Canadian banking system. Canada’s banks are among the best capitalized in the world and far exceed the norms outlined by the Bank for International Settlements. During the financial crisis, no Canadian banking institutions had to be bailed out. The rest of this article, of course, could be filled with details about the troubles with U.S. banks and the Democrats’ Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but I’ll let all that be addressed in other articles.

It’s worth noting here though that homeowners are also in better shape in Canada. Today just 0.35% of Canadian mortgages are behind on their payments, whereas TransUnion reported that in the January-March 2012 quarter 5.78% of U.S. mortgage holders were behind on their payments by 60 days or more (that’s more than 10 times more than in Canada).

Canada also has a better credit rating than the U.S. Standard & Poor’s gives Canada an “AAA” rating and a “stable” outlook, but gives the U.S. an “AA+” rating and a “negative” outlook. Moody’s Investors Service Inc. lists the U.S. as triple-A but gives it a “negative” outlook. Meanwhile, Moody’s gives Canada an “AAA” rating and a “stable” outlook. […]

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The Dark Knight Movie Massacre & Why I Carry a Gun Everywhere I Go

I would venture to guess that the folks filing in to see the latest Batman installment in Aurora, Colorado last Thursday evening didn’t figure on over 70 of them getting shot before the credits rolled. The last count I received before filing this column was 12 dead and 59 wounded.

As the news starting pouring in about what happened in the theater this week when Satan’s spawn James Holmes donned Kevlar and a small battery of weapons and opened fire on an unsuspecting crowd, I kept thinking, “One fast-thinking and trained person who was armed/licensed with a concealed weapon could have stopped that SOB right in his tracks before the body count skyrocketed.”

Yep, the armed citizen could have either killed him, sent him running for cover, or at least diverted his fire away from the masses and toward their person. Some readers, no doubt, are saying, “Well that would be stupid. What if that citizen got shot trying to protect others?” To that I reply: Well, Dinky, if they would have been shot and killed at least they would have died a hero. Have you ever heard of the term “hero”?

The Aurora Dark Knight Massacre is exactly why I carry at least one gun everywhere I go—because crap always happens when you least expect it. That’s why, as responsible citizens and gun owners, we must always be ready and must always expect it because when it happens, it happens fast; if you’re not ready, you and others are screwed.

For instance, it’s a beautiful and quiet day on Miami Beach this morning. I’m drinking my coffee at an outdoor cafe, minding my own business while I work on this column and on my website. I don’t see any bath salt zombies on the prowl. There are no Trench Coat Mafia wannabes lurking around. There is no real foreseeable reason to carry a weapon. But I am. The reason? Well, I’m not omniscient. I’m just a dumb clunk living in a jacked-up world where med school students go bat crap crazy and shoot up normally peaceful places for inexplicable reasons. Therefore, I’m locked, cocked and ready to rock should some demented dill weed decide to strafe the local patrons sipping a cup of Joe.

For those who say, “Doug’s insane with all this concealed weapons crap. We should leave such affairs to the police,” allow me to point out that the theater was crawling with cops for the Batman opening to control the crowds. By the time the police got to the particular theater, it was all over. Blood was already running down the aisles and the gunman had already left the building. You, my friend, are your first responder … your first line of defense.

Look, stuff happens when and where you don’t think it’ll happen. My recommendation to you, the good citizen, is to get equipped with a gun—a fire-breathing dragon of a weapon. Get proficient with it. Make it like a cell phone: an additional appendage to your body. And then pray that you’ll never have to use it. However, should you be in line at the grocery store, or at Chili’s eating a burger, or at a park playing football with your homies, and some James Holmes wannabe shows up carting an arsenal and quoting Kafka as he shoots kids … you’ll be ready. Simply find cover if you can, draw your weapon, take a fine bead, and double tap the center mass of the murderous jackass. Should he or she have a bulletproof vest on then pull your sight picture up to the perp’s noggin and shoot him or her in the head; it’ll explode like a watermelon. You’ll feel bad for a nanosecond. But then the cops and families will show up and thank you for putting Jack the Ripper down. The end.

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Get the government to read this blog entry for you.

I loved this James Taranto/Wall Street Journal column this morning:

You Didn’t Sweat, He Did

Constructing a sentence is hard work when you’re the World’s Greatest Orator.

By JAMES TARANTO

“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” If the World’s Greatest Orator turns out to be a one-term president, it is likely to go down as the most memorable utterance of his career. Mitt Romney certainly hopes that happens. HotAir.com’s Ed Morrissey has highlights of Mitt Romney’s response, in a speech yesterday at Irwin, Pa.:

The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza, that Ray Kroc didn’t build McDonald’s, that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft, you go on the list, that Joe and his colleagues didn’t build this enterprise, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America, and it’s wrong.

And by the way, the president’s logic doesn’t just extend to the entrepreneurs that start a barber shop or a taxi operation or an oil field service business like this and a gas service business like this, it also extends to everybody in America that wants to lift themself [sic] up a little further, that goes back to school to get a degree and see if they can get a little better job, to somebody who wants to get some new skills and get a little higher income, to somebody who have, may have dropped out that decides to get back in school and go for it. . . . The president would say, well you didn’t do that. You couldn’t have gotten to school without the roads that government built for you. You couldn’t have gone to school without teachers. So you didn’t, you are not responsible for that success. President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that.

I’ve got to be honest, I don’t think anyone could have said what he said who had actually started a business or been in a business. And my own view is that what the President said was both startling and revealing. I find it extraordinary that a philosophy of that nature would be spoken by a president of the United States. It goes to something that I have spoken about from the beginning of the campaign. That this election is, to a great degree, about the soul of America. Do we believe in an America that is great because of government or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build our future?

There’s a website called didntbuildthat.com with a variety of hilarious treatments of the Obama philosophy. Of course, whoever’s running the site didn’t build that. As he acknowledges, Al Gore did. And hey, remember Julia, Barack Obama’s composite girlfriend? At 42, she starts a Web business. Under President Obama, she didn’t build that.

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Read this. Or get society to read it for you. Because you didn’t read that even if you did. See.

Here’s more great writing and reading which society could read for you in lieu of you taking the personal initiative, from the brilliant (I mean it) Thomas Sowell:

Obama’s Rhetoric

His latest verbal triumph was to say on July 13th, “if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.” As an example, “Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Let’s stop and think, even though the whole purpose of much political rhetoric is to keep us from thinking, and stir our emotions instead.

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All the high-flown talk about how people who are successful in business should “give back” to the community that created the things that facilitated their success is, again, something that sounds plausible to people who do not stop and think through what is being said. After years of dumbed-down education, that apparently includes a lot of people.

Take Obama’s example of the business that benefits from being able to ship their products on roads that the government built. How does that create a need to “give back”?

Did the taxpayers, including business taxpayers, not pay for that road when it was built? Why should they have to pay for it twice? …

 

 


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Email to “you guys” from Michelle. You “deserve it.” Oh and please send money.

Using “Barack”‘s birthday to raise campaign cash now, are we? Happy birthday to power cash.

“You guys deserve it.”

Oh how awesome, “You guys.” And I wonder what you guys did to “deserve it,” and who among us don’t “deserve” to join in the promised fun of celebrating Barack Obama’s birthday. I mean don’t we all deserve everything equally?

What we do know is this: Barack Obama has “earned” every one of those gray hairs he now has (unlike the success business people have been gifted by unknown quantities).

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Neil Macdonald and CBC: don’t worry about the American “torture.”

That’s OK, CBC, you don’t have to worry yourselves quite so much about “the tortured logic of the America’s healthcare debate,” as you put it.


You should worry far more about the tortured 82-year-old mom  —  my mom  —  who is pictured here in a stretcher (the one closest to the camera), in a hospital hallway, in Canada, last week, awaiting care in a proper hospital bed. This is not in America. It’s in Canada, in Canada’s failed North Korean-style socialist “healthcare” which has been foisted on Canadians by liberals and the left  —  progressives generally speaking. Like you, Neil.

This picture was taken last week. In Canada. Not Bulgaria.

The “tortured logic of the America’s healthcare debate,” my ass.

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I’ll see your vagina and raise you an anus.

Our former columnist Ann Coulter throws all manner of verbiage and body-partage out there in her latest go-round with liberal idiocy. Read this week’s column.

It’s… why it’s slutty!

What really made me laugh was thinking of “tag words” to go with this blog entry. I settled on a couple of the usual, and added “vagina.” Then, of course, I laughed as I hit ENTER.

Dear. God. No pun intended on the word ENTER, above.


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Gay White House guests show their respect for, well, nothing.

Cross-posted from BoldColors.NET:

Gay activists showed their great respect for the Office of the President, the White House, human decency, decorum, tolerance, compassion, and inclusion, by graciously being invited to the White House this past week, and then using the occasion to pose in front of the portrait of the late great President Ronald Reagan, and flipping him the bird — with both hands. You know, like idiot children of bad parents.

As if to double-down on the asininity, “Yeah, f– Reagan,” wrote Matthew Hart, one of the insolent asses, on his Facebook. That Facebook page must an absolute delight. That’s Matthew “Matty” Hart. The other ass was a woman named Zoe Strauss, a photographer. No doubt a terrible one.

According to the Washington Times, (which opted, probably smartly, to not post the pictures, at least online), Hart is “national director of public engagement” at Solutions for Progress, which receives public and private funds to help “individuals and families working to overcome poverty and to build long-term financial stability,” according to its web site. Or at least he was, up until today. Since he’s clearly incapable of even a modicum of propriety in the area of “public engagement,” I would hope he’d be shown the door right quick, now. I know I wouldn’t let him work for me. I don’t think any self-respecting organization would. Nor would I seed his kind of hateful, extremist puerility with my donated cash.

Ms. Strauss is a photographer. Apparently she’s a photographer of the classic “ignorant ass” school. She also would never work for me.

According to the Philly Post, which did post the pics, their Facebook friends’ “Comments ranged from ‘you forgot to add with a chainsaw’ on Hart’s ‘Fuck Reagan’ note, to my personal favorite, ‘star wars … up yours,’ on Strauss’s.” Yeah. More gracious thoughts from the great respecter set.

FLASHBACK CANADA: It reminds me of a similarly fatuous gay magazine photography set shot in Canada by some ever-so tolerant, respectful gay folks, years ago. Fab magazine shot these delightful pictures, demonstrating their great respect for the then Opposition Leader of Canada, the Conservative Stephen Harper — now Prime Minister of Canada.

I’m not sure what happened to the lovely models who posed so moderately, but they didn’t rise to the office of Prime Minister. Nor will they ever come close.


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*UPDATED* -NBC’s Andrea Mitchell caught by MRC.org in anti-Romney video-edit scam

Cross-posted from BoldColors.NET  —  and edited for this site with yummy maple syrup.

I see what I think is much the same thing as this on the liberal-left’s Canadian “news” division all day long. I’ve pointed some of it out, over the years, right here at this site. They incessantly attacked Sarah Palin using much the same technique. It’s one of the reasons the liberal-left progressive Canadian news industrial complex is seen by many reasonable people as such a joke.

 

You thought this kind of crap under the pretense of “news” ended with the downfall of the disgraced CBS “News” and anti-conservative advocate anchor Dan Rather? Think again. Check out this prime example of the similarly smug NBC “News” anchor Andrea Mitchell and what I think amounts to an outright lie. (Yet the Left’s media is still feigning outrage and manufacturing a journalistic scandal and professionally bashing that reporter from a conservative news outlet for daring to shout out a question before the anointed One had completely finished his sacred speech… forgetting their hysterical laughs at President George W. Bush when a middle-eastern nutbar “journalist” threw a shoe at him…).

MRC.org headlines this video “MSNBC Selectively Edits Romney Speech For Laughs” but really, the word “laughs” should be replaced by “lies.”

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/msnbc-selectively-edits-romney-speech-laughs

This smug, arrogantly contrived effort by the left-wing news industrial complex to falsely discredit and malign and disparage and defame conservatives (Palin, Bush, you name ’em): I call it perfidy. They should be laughed right out of business. Oh wait: they already are.

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*UPDATE*

Andrea Mitchell to Address Deceptively Edited Clip

After NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was caught trying to smear Mitt Romney with a deceptively-edited video, Politico reports that Mitchell plans to address the furor she caused on her show today.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell will address her program’s decision to run edited footage from a Mitt Romney campaign stop that mischaracterized his statements and set off a firestorm of criticism on the right.

“Andrea will address this on her MSNBC show today at 1p eastern,” a network spokesperson told POLITICO.

Mitchell owes a full retraction and an apology. Also implicated is The Fix’s Chris Cillizza, who sat by and laughed as Mitchell presented the misleading clip. Cillizza also owes a clarification.

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Maclean’s mag concedes Palin “UNSTOPPABLE”, while National Post advises us to therefore “IGNORE HER”

No great friend of any conservative, particularly American conservatives, Maclean’s magazine features an article about Sarah Palin in this coming week’s edition.  image

It’s reasonably fairly written.  For example, it concedes, or admits, quite rightly, in a stunning break from the established liberal media talking points and pop-news culture meme, that in the end, after all the outrageous liberal-left caterwauling and bashing and personal attacks and outright character assassination attempts, they have ultimately FAILED to stop her.  One can’t help but sense the palpable high dudgeon contained therein.

As if to make that point plain and simple, their cover features a huge smiling picture of the woman we know as the good Miss Palin, (not from their “goofiest pics of Palin” file, for once, either!) and reads “UNSTOPPABLE” — unwittingly betraying that which only they think is self-evident and obvious: that all along, we’ve all been trying to stop her.  Only committed liberals, who always think everybody in the room agrees with them, think that way, and have actually been trying to “stop” her.  The rest of us cheer her along.  The media’s multiple pronouncements of the political death of her and her “15 minutes of fame”, and that she’s “finally done like dinner”, and “she’s well past her best before date”, and countless other such novelties always using one or more of the words “stupid” or “idiot” or “useless” over and over and over again, failed to stop her, and she is indeed a force to be reckoned with — or as their cover also laments, she is actually “reshaping America”.  So much for “useless” and “irrelevant”.

As I mentioned yesterday, for its own part, the National Post, which never misses a chance to gratuitously bash any real conservative living or dead, particularly an American one who might also be guiding a huge swath of American political sentiment — like our Ann Coulter, whom they recently and gratuitously bashed once again as now fully “irrelevant” and, cattily bid her “good night” — they just yesterday bashed Sarah Palin as “a complete idiot”.

You have to laugh at the like-mindedness being exhibited by the Sarah Palin-hating liberal-left media on this.  While Maclean’s finally admits that alas, despite their efforts, image she’s “UNSTOPPABLE”, the National Post agrees but wails, “She Won’t Go Away, But Ignore Her”.

So let’s review the past two days:  Maclean’s thinks she’s an unstoppable force (despite the efforts) in the whole of American politics who is actually “reshaping America”;  and the simpatico National Post also thinks she won’t “go away”, and yet she’s a “complete idiot”.  Then doesn’t that mean the National Post thinks Americans are “complete idiots”?  I vote yes — that they think they are.

Note however that this whole paradigm magically shifts when they’re talking about their man, the ever so smart Barack Obama, and his election by the same Americans.  Then they’re all geniuses.

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I always try to point out when the New York Times or USA Today or some other mainstream media features links to PTBC blog entries or columns, because Canadian media and blogs rarely or really, never do.  Just now I noticed the Yahoo-owned Buzz Tracker, described as the “news site that leverages the power of the “head of the long tail” of the blogosphere”, which features “high quality blogs that feature original content”, features this blog entry as a “buzz-worthy” blog entry.  That will generate lots of attention, like it does when the NYT features links.  The National Post and the other Canadian media never feature any ProudToBeCanadian articles for any reason whatsoever, ever.  I think it’s because I feature THEM so often in my blog entries, and they love me so.  In a coincidental Canadian connection, I LOVE how the BuzzTracker link to my PTBC blog entry is above one to a lousy Globe and Mail article.  The Globe and Mail also never links to any PTBC articles, ever.  So we STING the NatPo and the GlobMail in one jab thanks to Buzz Tracker.

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