2016-12-10

Spineless Liberals

If there was any doubt the Liberal party of Canada lacks principles just watch Foreign Affairs minister Stephane Dion speak (in all his lethargic and uninspiring babble) in the House of Commons on behalf of the Prime Minister in the aftermath of Castro's death.



A couple of points.

-Yes. Yes you heard right. It's the official position of the Liberals that using the excuse Castro brought (propagandized) education (literacy in Cuba pre-Castro wasn't any worse off) and (sub-par) health is justified. Shorter Dion: Yeh, he killed people but that's all in the past, man! He made a few more people read and be more literate in communist bull shit!

-On trade. They're big on this thing about Canada being a partner with Cuba. And what did it net the Cuban people exactly I wonder now? Not a whole lot. Pierre Trudeau's relationship with Fidel Castro had less to do with the reality and hardships Cubans faced and more of an intellectual and cozy bromance between to left-wing ideologues. It's how I've come to interpret it over the years.

-When pressed to condemn Castro, Dion held steadfast with the empty platitudes (and absurd comparisons to other world leaders doing the same; that is, praising a murderous tyrant-thug who imprisoned and tortured citizens) and refused to do so in a most despicable manner.  They lack principles. This is pretty much the sad conclusion of the sorry state of affairs with Canada's 'natural apologists' in the Liberal party.

/waves hand in disgust.

2016-12-09

This Post Is So Important I Forgot To Title It!

Right now, if I'm the Conservative party of Canada, I'm filled with hope and energy. The Liberals are just not cutting it only one year in. Trudeau's vision (if you can call it that) is dilapidated in its construct and his approach to governance has all the cynical shades and earmarks of his father only laced with more vapid political correct lingo and jargon.

It's empty headed governance for empty headed followers.

I just got in the mail an invitation to participate in a My Democracy (look it up) survey run by some company called Vox Pop Labs. Going in I was suspicion and coming out I was irritated. Could they come up with more vague and loaded questions? Not only that, they determined I was a guardian and proceeded to come up with a description of what this means that had absolutely fuck all to do with my responses.

Something tells me A) they take people for fools and B) the Liberals are going to fake their way through convincing people that their shitty conception of democracy is popular.

Like we saw with Trump down south, I'm hoping this sort of nonsense will blow up in their faces. With this in mind, all the conservatives have to do is put out a competent individual that is reasonably able to connect to people.

Oh. And do the exact opposite of what the Liberals are doing.

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I don't care Alex Jones is a conspiracy theorists. That guy is making a helluva lot more sense than the mainstream media these days. Just how out of their minds the left are? Brian Williams, I kid you not, is starting a crusade to combat...get this...are you ready?....FAKE NEWS!

Hillary has been on this 'fake news' garbage too. The woman who claimed 'a vast right-wing conspiracy' was out to get her philandering hubby who committed perjury is talking fake news. And why is she even fricken talking? She just lost an election. No one wants to here her views anymore. It's over. Have the decency to step aside and go away. These people have no shame.

Anyway, Jones is a lovely source for quotes. To wit:

Quote of the moment: 'The modern liberal is a Stalinistic freak'. 

Another AJ beaut: 'NPR is a Jim Jones brainwashing cult'.


Let's add the BBC and CBC (hello Neil MacDonald!) to that shall we?


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Not enough left-wing tolerance? Scratch a benevolent progressives, find an empty-headed totalitarian.

Okay. Here's Jennifer Rubin.

Remember folks. Not fake news because it's The Washington Post!

Not a very bright person that brings much to the table.




I Stand By Brad Wall And Christy Clark

You fight the Federal Liberals on their regressive plan to force a national carbon tax.

Stand for the people and not a scam. 

2016-12-08

Something Rotten In Vancouver



Of course, this sort of reporting is considered 'fake news' now.

Man or man are we in deep trouble.

2016-12-07

Official Bilingualism A Bit Of A Joke

Canada is officially a bilingual country. Quebec, however, says its not.

So what's the point of official bilingualism? Why does the rest of Canada have to carry the facade?

Drop the official language status and save money.

Unless Quebec joins the rest of the country on this act of (albeit impractical) good will.


Blinding Progressive Ignorance

Let's just get this off first: Erin Schrode (Hillary supporter) doesn't know jack shit about Nazi Germany. If you know someone who goes down the 'Trump is Hitler' route safely dismiss them and move on. Sure, you can try and engage and get them to back the assertion but you won't get far.

For one simple reason. There's no comparison on any level to be made.

You'll get a lot of vague and specious correlations but not much else.

And lots of exasperated 'I can't believe you don't agree with me' grimaces.

Like I said. Don't bother. At this point, such people are not looking to discuss (because they're know nothings) their arguments; let alone history. I'm honestly starting to wonder if they even read history anymore. I mean, they've pretty much dismissed the past as nothing but old dead white racists so what's the point, right? History starts with them and them alone.

But there she is. Pretending like she does. Looking like an idiot. On full display is a profound ignorance that's quite troubling.

She's talking out of her ass sprouting the usual vacuous platitudes the progressive left are infamous for.

I'm almost completely certain she never read a book on WWII or any literature related to the war. No one who has would make a claim that Trump is Hitler and we 'need to learn lessons' from it.

It was so clear it's embarrassing.

The left was triggered by Trump being named person of the year. But I'm sure she didn't mind Obama getting a Nobel Peace prize despite his war mongering that surpassed Bush.

Nah.

Anyway, notice the tactic. Make an absurd claim and don't allow for criticism of the claim so as to deflect needing to defend it. It's one ad hominen after a false claim. The left have a distorted view on what constitutes healthy and civil discussion.

FFS And Face Palm: Don't Watch The Media Reason 4885858686

I think we're getting a pretty good indication of how things are gonna go under Trump where the media is concerned.

Whatever he does, the left will bash and complain about even if it's something they supported under Obama. Don't be surprised if they suddenly hate drone killings, deficits, bail outs and war again.

I mean, like, where have Green Day been, man?!

Trump hasn't even taken power and the criticism is already off the charts. Notice the hysterical reaction to his staff appointments. It's almost as if they don't grasp the concept of the winner gets to make their own government. It's almost as if they expected him to appoint people they agree with. Of course, that's what the left demands. Complete submission. But they won't get that with Trump. Thankfully.

Obama filled his appointments with questionable people with some dubious backgrounds; some even ended up being incompetent.

He got his kick at the can and now it's Trump's Presidency.

What's so hard to accept and comprehend?

Meanwhile Obama has already begun the process of whitewashing his legacy.

All the stuff he did will become Trump's except the left will not tolerate any 'I inherited a mess' excuse.

Another example I've observed of how the media is going to cover Trump is a report I saw about him being named Time's Person of the Year. Never got worked up over that myself but it was very interesting to hear the person interviewed on CTV News say it's not an award or something for positive recognition (along those lines anyway).

Yup.

When Obama was named TPofY not a single person came out to try and belittle it. It was reported as though it was a great honor to get.

The media literally insults you to your face and people still watch this garbage? I happened to see it because it was a commercial to watch them at 11pm. I don't watch news that takes me for an idiot.

Get ready.

It's gonna be a loooong four years where the mainstream press is concerned regarding Trump.

And Trump is just going to troll the heck out of them.

2016-12-05

Quote Of The Day

The American Spectator on Castro. Conservatives have their moral and intellectual compass properly calibrated.
"...Castro with evasive pieces on his passing. Even Amanpour got into the act, interviewing international figures about the “unclear” legacy of Castro. She can find nuance in Castro but not in Trump.
Journalists who wouldn’t have survived a day in Castro’s Cuba treat Trump as an enemy of press freedom (for such grave offenses as not informing his press pool that he was going out to dinner). They gasp at Trump’s health care plans, while praising Castro’s hospitals. They freak out over Trump’s “Muslim ban,” while minimizing Castro’s suppression of religious freedom. They couldn’t have voted in Castro’s Cuba but demand a recount in America (Jill Stein called Castro a “symbol of the struggle for justice”).
After Trump won, the New Yorker’s David Remnick nearly fainted from fear. It was a “sickening event,” a “tragedy for the American republic,” and a victory for “authoritarianism” at home and abroad, he wrote. But Castro never elicited such breathless denunciations from his magazine. Castro was merely a “controversial” figure. His totalitarianism generated less outrage from it than Trump’s tweets.
Now the media, never too worried about the jingoism of Castro, is harrumphing over Trump’s flag-burning comments. It can forgive nationalism in foreign leaders but not its own.
Meanwhile, the press continues to push the storyline that Trump’s coming administration is causing the great and good of the world to tremble, a claim to which the American people rightly shrug, especially since many of these international luminaries appalled by Trump’s inauguration will soon turn up at Castro’s funeral."
Know thy enemy.  From the comments and quote of the day:
"From the New York Times, April 30, 1945:
Berlin (NYT)- The controversial reign of the German Leader came to an end today, as reports are received that Adolf Hitler took his own life. His term in office was marked with significant transformation for the German people, though critics suggest that his treatment of certain minorities would mar his legacy. The depressed chief executive will be remembered for his fierce commitment to the German people and their bloodlines, and his life was also marked by his affection for dogs, particularly his own Shepherd Blondi, who preceded him in death. Advocates for vegetarianism and non-smokers will also continue to point to the charismatic politician for the example that he set for those who choose these lifestyles."

This, of course, is of no surprise for literate minds. The left (including celebrities) were enamoured with both Mussolini and Hitler.

Not sure why they're so given to demagogues; so vulnerable to emotional and statistically manipulation.

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Trying out a new font.




Monday Night Music




Of Not Accepting Results And Queen Bees



Progressives like Jill Stein and their absurd recount crusade and protests remind me of bees who don't accept a Queen Bee. It's quite a showcase in petulance and ignorance this spectacle of faux rage.


2016-12-04

Italy And Austria: Nothing Making Sense

Austria voted for the Greens while Italy rejected Renzi's constitutional reforms.

The last thing Austria needed during this time in the wider context of the European Union was a left-wing Green party to steer it. My hunch is things won't go well. It rarely does when the left is in power. As for Italy, some are wondering if this outcome (which led to Renzi's resignation) could possibly lead to an 'Italexit' down the road.

Either way, it was a good day for the left-wing today in both countries.

France meanwhile is tilting to the right under Le Pen.

Good times ahead in Europe.

Important Referendum In Italy

Once again, Italy is at the centre of European politics and history.

Today the country votes on Prime Minister Renzi's constitutional reforms. If Italy votes no it may pave the road to its eventual exit - Italexit - from the EU and trigger a banking crisis along with Renzi's resignation. If yes, it will call for, among other things, cuts in spending and a calming signal to the markets.

If a 'No' vote comes in it has the potential to have a bigger impact than Brexit. Italy is a core and founding member of the EU and one of the world's largest economies.

Italy, a country that has been a reliable and staunch supporter of a unified Europe since its inception, holds the future of the EU in its hands.

2016-12-03

Real Trouble For Canada Ahead And The Wrong People Are In Power

A major problem facing Canada is this government having invested in a world view that is likely going to increasingly run contrary to what is going to happen in the United States under Trump and possibly the UK under May. Canada is a part of this 'transatlantic Anglo connection' and it may find itself on the wrong side on a couple of issues. Moreover, it's worth keeping an eye out on countries like Germany, France and Italy in their upcoming election and whether there will be a 'Trump effect' on their election outcomes.

A couple of philosophical things to keep in mind. Under Trump it's clear his administration is going to handle taxation differently from Obama and may cut them across the board (all classes and corporate). There may even be a simplification of the tax code which has become burdensome on taxpayers. This will spur growth in the U.S. economy. Contrast this to Canada's decision to increase taxes and spend in a contracting economy.

In addition, Trump has appointed a climate skeptic to the EPA. Again, this is contrary to Canada's over-dedication to international climate change accords that are not beneficial to our economy which will negatively impact our growth. Canada is a resource rich and with resources still playing a crucial role in our semi-diversified economy. Trudeau aims to impose a national carbon tax will have further repercussions while Trump will probably increase oil production. The Americans quietly increased them under Obama and are poised to increase this still. In other words, the one area where Canada has a competitive advantage of sorts, it will cede to the United States. The pipelines have never been more important now.

Never mind Trump may make changes to Obamacare and possibly repeal it outright while prepared to negotiate with companies to keep business in the USA.

What does this mean for Canada? It means the Liberals are going to need to pivot, adapt and change whatever plans they had in place for this country

Or else it may put us behind the eight ball.

Do I have confidence in the Liberals?

Not based on what I've seen thus far. They're more focused on vapid narratives than governing based on realities. 

Daily Derp: Fox Made Me Do It

Let's open up with the really good stuff.

That public interest being quotas.

Fleming nailed it.

If you only have time to read one link here make it this one.

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To expand on the above.

"As that essay was going to press, Heterodox Academy member Amy Wax sent us the text of an astonishing letter written in 1969, at the dawn of racial preferences, from Macklin Fleming, Justice of the California Court of Appeal. Judge Fleming had written a personal letter to Louis Pollak, the dean of Yale Law School. Fleming was concerned about the plan Dean Pollak had recently announced under which Yale would essentially implement a racial quota – 10% of each entering class would be composed of black students. To achieve this goal, Yale had just admitted 43 black students, only five of whom had qualified under their normal standards. (The exchange of letters was later made public with the consent of both parties; you can read the full text of both letters here.)
Judge Fleming explained why he believed this new policy was a dangerous experiment that was likely to causeharmful stereotypes, rather than reduce them. His argument is essentially the one that Jussim and I made 47 years later. Here is what he wrote:
The immediate damage to the standards of Yale Law School needs no elaboration. But beyond this, it seems to me the admission policy adopted by the Law School faculty will serve to perpetuate the very ideas and prejudices it is designed to combat. If in a given class the great majority of the black students are at the bottom of the class, this factor is bound to instill, unconsciously at least, some sense of intellectual superiority among the white students and some sense of intellectual inferiority among the black students. Such a pairing in the same school of the brightest white students in the country with black students of mediocre academic qualifications is social experiment with loaded dice and a stacked deck. The faculty can talk around the clock about disadvantaged background, and it can excuse inferior performance because of poverty, environment, inadequate cultural tradition, lack of educational opportunity, etc. The fact remains that black and white students will be exposed to each other under circumstances in which demonstrated intellectual superiority rests with the whites.
But Judge Fleming went much further. He made specific predictions about what the new policy would do to black students over the years, and how they would react. Here is his prophecy:
No one can be expected to accept an inferior status willingly. The black students, unable to compete on even terms in the study of law, inevitably will seek other means to achieve recognition and self-expression. This is likely to take two forms. First, agitation to change the environment from one in which they are unable to compete to one in which they can. Demands will be made for elimination of competition, reduction in standards of performance, adoption of courses of study which do not require intensive legal analysis, and recognition for academic credit of sociological activities which have only an indirect relationship to legal training. Second, it seems probable that this group will seek personal satisfaction and public recognition by aggressive conduct, which, although ostensibly directed at external injustices and problems, will in fact be primarily motivated by the psychological needs of the members of the group to overcome feelings of inferiority caused by lack of success in their studies. Since the common denominator of the group of students with lower qualifications is one of race this aggressive expression will undoubtedly take the form of racial demands–the employment of faculty on the basis of race, a marking system based on race, the establishment of a black curriculum and a black law journal, an increase in black financial aid, and a rule against expulsion of black students who fail to satisfy minimum academic standards."
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Where were we? Right, the derp.

Soooo, will Obama blame Republicans and Fox for this?

Obama backer, Democratic fundraiser Terry Bean charged in sexual abuse case


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Oh look. Democrats being honest. Not.


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Scarborough is starting to grow on me. I like self-awareness and sober honesty.


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"President-elect Trump is going to be inheriting the worse fiscal situation of any president other than President Truman.."

Why They Lost

It's really not that complicated.

The Democrats "assumed" they knew what a part of the American population wanted without bothering to understand the other parts. Believing the latter to be fools not worthy of their leadership. In this, they committed fatal faux pas filled with presumptions and projections.

Trump on the other hand, free of traditional political machinations that cloud the pulse of a people, simply gauged where he thought the American people were headed and - zing! - hit the tones and notes that reverberated down the spine of the country.

This wasn't about racism or Fox or whatever short-sighted, misleading and unproductive excuse pimped and pummelled into the minds of the Democrats and its base.

Nope

This was a simple case of one party too arrogant and one man who played that to his advantage.

The key now for Trump is will he engage in a 'to and fro' with the American people and govern accordingly or will he be tone deaf so as to believe he knows 'what's best' like his predecessor did?

FDR: Not Dead Enough

When I was in school FDR was painted as a hero. The man who pulled America out of a recession and gave a really cool speech committing America to World War II.

That he interned and imposed strict curfews on Japanese, Italian and German Americans (like Liberal leader Mackenzie King did up here) was just one of those unfortunate byproducts of fighting a war.

As I continued on my journey into history, I soon learned the accepted main narrative of FDR wasn't so perfect. A second look at his economic policies persuasively suggest he prolonged The Great Depression (Obama is said to have pulled America out of its second Great Depression and even there we see this is just not so as America struggled under his Presidency) not to mention him confiscating private gold holdings where he ordered Americans to sell it at $20.67 per ounce only for him to turn around and sell it at $34.

I think they call this 'loan sparking' tactics on the street.

In any event, how a supreme elitist like FDR became the 'people's President' is nuts to me.

He eroded their wealth and trampled on their civil liberties.

Let's put FDR in proper perspective where his progressivism is concerned.