Friday, 31 December 2021
Saturday, 25 December 2021
Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Saturday, 18 December 2021
Quite remarkably, God has yet to lose patience with Trump and I don't know why. After all, he's so principled, honest and an upright citizen. You know, conning the fawning and then fleecing them for money. But hey, that's only the half of it: he laughs every night at those dolts in the RNC who happen to be paying his ever increasing legal bills. Meanwhile, only 300+ CH rioters are looking to Trump for a helping hand to pay their legal bills and what do they get? Nothing, nada, zip, not a red cent but again Trump is laughing.
It was wrong for RBG to say it from the bench but she nailed it: a faker, nothing more. The phony-baloney ex-prez of the Republic but surprisingly enough, the suckers still want more.
But just imagine if God finally renders judgment in 2023. Think back to that infamous picture in front of the Resolute Desk -- an extremely beautiful woman in the company of two dopes, dumb and much dumber. I'll leave it to your imagination who was which.
But the Trumpette and hubby have a backup plan just in case Daddy doesn't make it. It started with that mansion move to Miami. Seasoned politicos will recognize that, it's called pre-positioning.
Remember two levels of Bushes and there you go. That should throw more than a few Trump boot-lickers in the party into a major depression. There goes any number of presidential run plans.
So, you read it here first. Time will tell. Indeed it will. But the Republican con job of the disadvantaged white masses continues: who was it who said that there are only three kinds of Repubs: billionaires, millionaires and [conned] suckers?
Thursday, 16 December 2021
Friday, 10 December 2021
Monday, 6 December 2021
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Sunday, 28 November 2021
Friday, 26 November 2021
Global stock markets have a bad case of the double shits, namely, Omicron and Powell.
So much for the medical tapering of COVID-19 and a dovish tapering by The Fed. So, it's Powell again -- with markets fearing another Volcker in the making. Panic is also setting in because people see Biden as having given the hand off to Powell to raise interests rates as in sooner, or more realistically, pretty damned soon.
Meanwhile, the African COVID rampages forward leaving panic and fear in its wake. Put another way, there goes the global economies, again.
Kind of puts one hell of a major damper on the holidays. I'll stay positive so long as I don't drop dead. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Sunday, 14 November 2021
Thursday, 11 November 2021
In a nutshell, here's Bernier's problem: the good people of Beauce told him once again to take a hint in the last election. Bernier, to no one's surprise, knows better than the average Beauceron. Right.
So, take a long overdue hike and don't let the door slam you in the ass as you fade away into political oblivion. Trust me, you won't be missed.
Tuesday, 9 November 2021
Saturday, 30 October 2021
Putin being absent is no surprise given the bad relations that Russia presently has with the United States. Russia has pretty much been living in a deep freeze since the annexation of Crimea -- and add to that the disastrous vaccination rates in Russia. So, there's plenty of reasons for Putin to avoid the collective cold shoulder awaiting him at the G20.
But unlike Putin, Xi has even more legitimate reasons not to leave China: first and foremost, his continuing feud with Jiang with rumours of an assassination attempt having already taken place against Xi. One was under the impression that Xi had already consolidated power sufficiently not to be at political risk. Add to this the increasing hardline rhetoric on Taiwan and the ever-increasing flyovers of Taiwan's air defense zone. That's why Biden's verbal representations have been unambiguous -- even if walked back later by the White House -- because Washington D.C. takes the Chinese invasion possibility more seriously than it has ever before.
Will internal infighting in China lead to reckless military adventurism against the so-called renegade province? Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail otherwise what would initially be a tight regionally focused conflict could rapidly spiral down into a larger conflict, more than likely drawing in at least Japan and perhaps other area players.
So, at minimum, we're living in politically trying times with the rest of the G20 tasked with a sacred obligation: maintain diplomatic and economic channels and work to reduce tensions wherever they appear. That should be the G20's focus. God help the rest of us if it somehow fails in its mission and ends up as just another fruitless League of Nations.
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
And significantly but not surprisingly, HimselfTM won't say why. Of course he won't even though the reason is already as clear as day: you know that this newly returned government is finally falling apart at the seams when the most distinguished former Liberal prime minister takes a run at you and but good in his latest book.
Couple that with Garneau's independent streak and his manner of not letting precious Katie and company micromanage his department and voilà, Marc is suddenly and ungraciously toast.
When you think of it, that's quite a tag team, Chrétien and Garneau with both likely thinking that this joke cannot continue other than in the short term as PM or party leader. This guy is now toxic for the Liberal brand and everyone knows it, most especially those who make up our most recent and unfortunate ministry.
Any government headed by Trudeau is now nothing short of a national shame and a political disgrace, period. To put it kindly, this guy will make it into the history books in a way that no other prime minister ever has -- and it won't be pretty.
Meanwhile, over on our side, we have a leader who's still digging with the vaccine shovel. A man with a special talent for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, à la Scheer, and then for a topper doing all that he possibly can to unknowingly sink the Blue ship 🚢
And caucus says nothing, willingly complicit and ever compliant as we politically head down suicide alley. Opposition parties usually, at the very least, pick up steam when a minority government is returned. Not this time: Erin seemingly is hell bent on going in the exact opposite direction while caucus genuflects and Trudeau heartedly thanks O'Toole for that highly undeserved second wind. Pathetic yes, but now playing out for all to see, but only au Canada.
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Incredibly, so many people can't think beyond their nose. They actually believe that vaccinations will eventually eradicate this. But they won't. Vaccination is a crucial component to staying alive but all it can do is vanquish corona viruses.
People have no idea seemingly that CVs were but the tip of the iceberg. This is a new world where airborne pathogens will be the actual and permanent new normal. In fact, when we get to WW3, right after Beijing invades Taiwan, it will be self-evident for all the world to see.
Now you know why I'm for double and triple vaccinations, permanent seating restrictions, permanent masking and permanent social distancing.
In short, we need every advantage we can get because the next generation of genetically modified bioweapons will make COVID-19 look like a medical afterthought. You ain't seen nothing yet, folks.
We're headed to a place where between 25 and 50 million who died from Spanish Flu will look like just an asterisk.
Will the next war, inevitably biological, precede the end of life on this planet? Could happen. And maybe if we're lucky, we'll get the Second Coming.
Somebody desperately needs a quick military victory. You know, to get people's minds off the power struggle and purported assassination attempt against him. Not good, to put it kindly.
So, for the time I have left on this planet, I'll keep doing what I have to to survive and keep the odds in my favour.
In my case, that, at minimum, will mean wearing a mask in public until the day I drop dead. I'll leave it to governments to be both incredibly foolish and naive. After all, that's their specialty.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Sunday, 17 October 2021
Friday, 15 October 2021
National Council is acting like a bunch of amateurs -- look, this thing was already dying a natural death and now they've gone and blown the breath of life right back into it. Not the smartest.
Do I think Chen and the others are going to get any traction? Of course not. But this bungle keeps it alive and gives it political oxygen. So, it becomes a chronic rather than a passing irritant for the leader and caucus.
So, put Chen back on and let him speak his peace. Then move on to other more pressing party matters. Like I said, Erin is going nowhere and the next review will only come at the party policy convention. And O'Toole will pass that, just like Harper did in 2005 or was it 2006?
Forgive me if I'm stupid or something but I have a mind to tell National Council where the party's priorities should be: how about on doing anything and everything we possibly can at a party level to oust HimselfTM and his government in the next election? Kind of more important than Chen, right?
So, keep moving and stop providing Chen and others with a multitude of reasons for seeing something here. To conclude with a Kinsellaism: You're welcome.
Saturday, 9 October 2021
Our job is to quickly defuse this leadership struggle and that won't happen if Batherson either directly or indirectly sees to Chen's removal from National Council.
Don't make Chen a victim, or a potential hero. Just let it be and concentrate the mind solely on keeping Erin in his chair.
That's my take on it and hopefully it's also O'Toole's.
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Friday, 24 September 2021
What in the name of heaven is going on with CIMS? The Toronto Star has reported that the OLO has made sure that the party database is no longer available to MPs and candidates in the last election. I say again, what's all that about?
It's no secret that some have already called on Erin O'Toole to resign, or face a leadership review. Normally, any leader who lost an election is subject to a review of his or her leadership at the next party convention -- so later rather than sooner, that will happen.
Frankly, I'm surprised that caucus hasn't chimed in yet but I imagine that'll happen sometime next week. A caucus meeting should be a two-way street with the leader getting important feedback from MPs, while they get to know the leader's intentions.
I think I'm on safe ground in saying that Erin will put the country and party ahead of all other considerations. Let O'Toole reach his own decision about the future and then respect it either way.
That's my message for caucus, whatever it's worth.
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
First off, those blue ads. A pack of total lies but set up by the Liberals as a piece of strategic genius. Then throw in the Blair ad: as soon as I saw it for the first time, my heart immediately sank thinking it was over for us. The GTA willingly bought into those lies because the campaign did not have sufficient teflon kryptonite between our actual positions and the lies that the Liberals spread. So…the GTA willingly gobbled it up and the rest is history.
The lesson in all this is for the CPC not to deliberately mine our own harbour in a campaign — we fucking did it on assault-style weapons and again on candidate vaccinations. That’s why we lost, period.
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Well, as of now, my previous prediction of a Conservative government has gone out the window. Unfortunately for me, my gut still says we'll win but my heart says we've lost. So, I end up with a wash which was not something I expected at all.
Saturday, 18 September 2021
Monday, 6 September 2021
Saturday, 28 August 2021
I hope Canadians are at least tuning in during this election to get Erin's measure. O'Toole is very much what you see is what you get -- a guy who wants to do right by all Canadians, whether you voted for him or not.
Erin clearly sees a disciplined government as a force for good and an instrument for positive collective change to make life better for Canadians.
Erin knows that moderation is where most people are at. Just watch him on TV or the net and listen to him on radio. O'Toole comes off as the real deal who pretty much knows where most Canadians expect a federal government to go.
Trust me, you won't regret it if you vote Conservative. Remember how Canadians generously gave Harper three chances before deciding that he just wasn't listening...I can guarantee that you won't have that problem with Erin.
So please, vote your head as a referendum on this Prime Minister and vote your heart for love of country. Keep hope alive because as always, the best is yet to come for all Canadians. Erin will more than do his part to get us there.
Seriously consider voting Conservative for the change that this country desperately needs. Thank you for thinking about that and for coming over to these pages.
Finally, no matter your decision, please vote and let your voice be heard loud and clearly.
Friday, 20 August 2021
I'm going to keep this simple. Harper and Scheer weren't pro-choice -- Erin is and he'll not allow any government or private members' legislation to pass that will affect or infringe upon a woman's right to choose. Period.
An O'Toole government will be resolutely pro-choice, as it should be. Erin has multiple times given all Canadians his word on this issue and he'll KEEP and honour his word. Women can count on that.
Thursday, 12 August 2021
Saturday, 7 August 2021
Sunday, 1 August 2021
Now, they've really put their collective foot in it -- the House has adjourned for six weeks without renewing the federal moratorium on evictions. It had previously been extended by administrative action until the Supreme Court said that was a no-no constitutionally.
So, now the blame game is on fast and furious with the Democratic leadership blaming the Biden Administration who provided only one day's notice before the House was scheduled to adjourn for the summer recess. Meanwhile, Democratic members were all over the place and unable to unite to pass an extension into October that Pelosi used as a fall back position. For their part, Republicans in the House would have nothing to do with the possible extension.
Of course, the obvious question is how many people will lose their homes -- estimates range from 4 to 17 million people and how will they vote in 2022?
In short, it's a big loss for The White House, the House Democratic leadership and party members. Also a negative for Republican leaders and members.
God knows how it'll break politically but no matter how it does, people will still suffer and suffer horribly. Personally, I'd vote every House member out of office but that's just me.
Saturday, 24 July 2021
First off, when countries return to the green zone that means new cases are at least on a prolonged downtrend or already exceedingly low. So, green zones are good. But they create a false and phoney sense of security -- which immediately leads to reflexive and heartfelt calls for opening up.
THAT inevitably leads to dropping your guard as an individual: not getting vaccinated, foregoing the second dose, removing masks, stop using hand sanitizers in public places and not respecting social distancing precautions.
THAT leads to inevitable spikes in cases and recurring outbreaks. And with each ending of a lockdown comes new cases that mostly severely affect the health or kill the unvaccinated. Take the United States as an example: who is getting killed off or is ending up health disabled for life? Why Trump Republicans and other Republicans more than any other groups. Those who get lucky end up in the emergency room and as their health increasingly fails, intensive care. If they survive, they are suddenly and magically converted on the road to Damascus...
THAT leads to just one example of a Conservative radio host who was steadfastly against vaccines, got COVID-19, ended up in intensive care and if he makes it, will crusade on radio going forward in favour of vaccination.
THAT leads to this question: why does it take a personal health crisis and near-death experience to convert these people? What's common sense before they get sick, or while they're sick, is still common sense once they're no longer sick.
FINALLY, THAT leads to this: we will never return to normal until COVID-19 is obliterated across the globe. Sure, it originated in a wet market. Sure, it was repeatedly genetically modified in a lab with various types of variants created with a different intensity as to its level of being contagious or leading to morbidity. So, the worst is yet to come when they roll out the variants that will likely kill 80-90% of those people that catch those future variants. COVID-19 has always been and is today a weapon of war.
Every war college across the planet has studied it and learned invaluable lessons in preparation for a potential WWIII. In the old days, we called it germ warfare. Today we call it, for now, a bioweapon induced health pandemic.
So, stay smart, take precautions, recognize that the old normal is years and years away and protect yourself, your families, friends, other loved ones and respect strangers. Vaccines are essential but they are not a panacea -- regrettably, future deadly variants will prove that in the short to medium term. But some protection is far better than no protection when they ultimately appear in the future.
Saturday, 10 July 2021
Justin Trudeau Parody Below:
Hi, my name is Justin Trudeau and I'm your Prime Minister! I've been very good at smiling a lot, being woke, putting myself before the spotlight (always my highest priority) and also like to buy people off with taxpayer's money. I like to pretend that I listen to people's concerns and actually care what you think -- when in reality I only care what I think.
So, my electoral strategy is to play all of you for saps: you know, pretend that I'm really working in your interests but nah, in reality I feel that people are gullible enough to fall for my act and vote solely based on how much of someone else's money I throw at them. Yeah, just buy them all off and make phoney 9th inning gestures like choosing an aboriginal GG while not ever meeting my full-funding and timetable commitments on mercury poisoning, clean water, first-rate housing and of course, the biggie: First Nations Self-Government.
Ha, ha, ha, I can play the lot of you: come on, give me my majority back. After all, I've already earned it just by allowing all of you to have the honour of having me as your Prime Minister.
Thursday, 8 July 2021
Sunday, 4 July 2021
Saturday, 3 July 2021
Mother of God, what a find: Carney At Wimbledon. It ain't war room gold. In fact, it's far better than that: it's war room platinum. Even Michael wasn't anywhere close to being that tone deaf. Kinsella put it out as an ultimate pro: he lets that precious photo speak for itself and it scores all the points needed to win the match.
And the topper: at least Katie and Gerald weren't bona fide members of the upper classes when they got the big payoff in TAXPAYER "moving" expenses. For Christ's sake, the script almost writes itself. How can Carney be that stupid???
Frankly, I'm happier than a pig in shit. Watch the oppo roll out on this one. It'll be memorable. JustVisitingTM took the match when Michael was already in place. This gem may take Carney out politically, even before he takes those all important baby steps.
Finally, Freeland is having a pretty good day.
Saturday, 26 June 2021
It will be hell on wheels once inflation takes off even more -- which it undoubtedly will. We'll see a bond market imploding and a ricochet stock market crash which yours truly projects will be the order of 70-90% percent, if we're lucky.
Retrospectively, it will be called The Greatest Depression as its coming ampleur has never been seen before on good old planet Earth.
Put in saps' speak, the language of the unknowing economic victims, and that will include me, The Fed doesn't get to decide when notice is given as to when tapering begins, or raises in interest rates kick in. Get it, John and Jane Q. Public?
INFLATION and only inflation is the master of this multi-wheel circus and it will call the tune all the way down. It will rise exponentially and head toward the likes of hyperinflation which will force the dullards and incompetents to do what they do best and are most qualified for: to panic.
So, without notice in 2021, tapering will begin in a vane attempt to limit inflation's rise but it won't work. So, then will come the desperate interest rate increase and down the Bond Market will go, taking the Stock Market right down with it. Remember that the debt market is ten times the size of the stock market and is the liquidity king. Once it goes, it's all over. The stock market, on the other hand, is but a poor excuse of a derivative of the bond market.
So fasten your seat belts and start praying right now! Cause the big drop is coming and it will hit this year, to no one's surprise, who happens to be sentient, other than those complete fools over at The Fed and at Treasury.
God help humankind when it hits and one nation's economic misery dominos across the globe and takes the other industrialized economies down the tubes with it.
It was never a V, a U, or even a W. At best, it's an L, and that stands for HE (double) L.
Thursday, 24 June 2021
Saturday, 19 June 2021
For starters, Volcker must be spinning in his grave. Volcker was a very successful Federal Reserve Chair who would not bow to political pressure and started raising rates in late 1979 to counter massive inflation. At one point in 1980, inflation reached a high of almost 14 percent.
Volcker's actions tanked the economy and brought on a recession but the bitter pill had to be administered and it ultimately led to an economic rebound and eventual boom by the time Ronald Reagan was elected president.
All of this to say that inflation inevitably destroys dovish Fed policy as it regards maintaining rates at effectively zero or even reducing rates further into negative rates as the ECB and others have done. Right now, the American economy is basically coming off DOA status and slowly picking up, hence the continuing printing of electronic money by The Fed trying to maintain some form of economy stability and momentum, or at least maintain markets on an even keel. But it isn't really working: just look at market breath, inflows and volumes. Those are seemingly the first signs of what is likely to come.
Put another way: Powell is no Volcker. Inflation in 2021 is now at 5% according to official numbers but ShadowStats and others have shown that the more you monkey with the factors used in establishing an official inflation rate, the more the number becomes less credible in true economic terms. Under the real-deal SS formulas, inflation is already above 8% and likely closer to 12-13% in real terms.
In layperson's terms, that means that the screws are tightening and severely limiting what The Fed can do going forward: they won't lower rates into negative territory as that simply cannot theoretically be done in the economic engine of the western world. The more they print, the more inflation accelerates, which means they MUST taper or inflation will get wildly out of control and sink the dollar. Sure, you'll still see short-term rallies in the dollar but the clearly demonstrable overall trend is down and almost continuously so for the American buck.
Powell knows perfectly well that he's got to try and check inflation and that means tapering come stock market hell or high water. So, The Fed is boxed in -- it's no longer a question of if but more a matter of when tapering starts and that's what will sink the markets. Similarly, rates will inevitably rise because inflation will either get far too hot or even get out of control: that will mean both a stock market severe retrenchment and an economic free-fall, mostly like plunging the United States into a second recession.
So, take The Fed's official speak as bullshit: there's no way on planet Earth that they'll be able to delay raising rates to 2023. That's pure economic insanity and monetary policy suicide. Steadily rising inflation will surely and ultimately call the tune and that means at least one rate hike this year. It also means forgetting about Powell's intention to give clear notice before beginning tapering. Inflation is likely to continue rising at such a brisk pace that The Fed will have no choice but to act precipitously on raising rates, long before they had intended. That means later THIS YEAR.
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
As usual for English Canada, they have this backwards. They regard the Bloc motion as a disgrace -- among other things -- which of course, it is for anglophones in this province.
Saturday, 12 June 2021
More polling numbers showing the fragility of this poor excuse for a government:
They deserve to be royally punted and may it happen as soon as possible. So incompetent and so hypocritical. This Prime Minister sets the tone and example and the rest incredibly, willingly follow that phoney and self-serving PM.
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Léger: Liberals = +3
BQ : 6
Abacus: Liberals = +3
BQ : 6
Dive, baby, Dive!
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Tuesday, 1 June 2021
From Professor Philippe J. Fournier's Qc 125's website:
Projection du vote populaire
Dernière mise à jour: 10 mai 2021
Monday, 31 May 2021
In short, “They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”
To wit: Goldenberg's opinion piece in The Globe And Mail:
Let's start with a few of his gems:
He [Mulroney] had not learned the lesson that, despite early agreement by first ministers, elite accommodation is not sufficient; public involvement and public opinion have a critical role to play.
Precisely. What planet has Goldenberg been on exactly? Has he failed to notice through innumerable constitutional rounds, inevitably ending in abysmal failure, that the Canadian people by and large don't give a shit about the grievances of one province -- not to mention several. Put another way, they couldn't care less if the whole fucking country walks. Yes, they are that self-centered, ignorant and dare I use that word, entirely provincial in their thinking. In other words, we like Canada the way she is, deeply flawed, so to hell with anyone and everyone else who wants a revamping of this joke of a federation.
But Goldenberg gets better. Here's where he tells all of us that push for reform that we might as well hold our breath and turn blue since the non-accommodation fix is already in:
Mr. Trudeau should understand that the courts always give meaning, sometimes in unexpected ways, to constitutional language. The courts may well interpret the proposed amendment in a manner that affects the operation of the federation as a whole, which would require the approval of Parliament plus seven provinces representing 50 per cent of the population. The Prime Minister therefore bears the responsibility to ensure that such an amendment not be enacted without full public debate, understanding and acceptance of all the potential consequences, including those for minority language rights in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
Put in more honest language: why don't we let Canadians decide? By all means, since we all already know that most of the country will quite deliberately go out of their way to screw Quebec, Alberta and anyone else who wants even the most minor of amendments to this so-called constitution.
And then there's this unsurprising piece of advice for the current Prime Minister:
The Prime Minister has a solemn duty to consider the consequences for the whole country of any reopening of the Constitution. He must slam the constitutional door shut now before it is too late.
This is where Goldenberg reveals his utter fondness for a static constitution which won't ever be amended again, perhaps in our lifetime? Funny eh, but a constitution, even a deeply flawed one like ours is supposed to be a living, breathing document that changes to reflect the new realities of Canadian society. Oh no, not in this country. You see, this is a cowardly nation with its nose firmly fixed to a pane of glass. Who the fuck gives a tinker's damn if we go down the tubes. After all, utter indifference and evident stupidity is the Canadian way...
Sunday, 30 May 2021
Saturday, 22 May 2021
Saturday, 15 May 2021
Here's how Good Housekeeping describes a classic textbook case:
Saturday, 8 May 2021
The time for sugar coating and discretion is the better part of valour is long over: COVID-19, like SARS and MERS clearly originated in nature, only to be quite deliberately weaponized for future military purposes. Think about it for a moment. The next worldwide conflagration was bound to be out of the box with mini-confrontations thrown into the mix for testing purposes. In this case, only three words are needed to suffice: that renegade province, otherwise known as strategic objective number one by peaceful methods if possible and by eventual military might if absolutely necessary. But make no mistake: if conquest is the required instrument, then conquest it will be.
Throw in a lab pathogen that has been deliberately manipulated, perhaps even a thousand times and the plot thickens. So, the objective was mass delivery via airplanes and worldwide transmission. Some testing ground. But military strategy required it. It was the ultimate means to a strategic end, namely territorial conquest with the enemy having virtually no capacity to meaningfully resist thanks to future COVID-19 variants designed in a lab.
Now, let us move to variants writ large: some, at least in the initial phases would be mostly benign with morbidity rates effectively at baseline levels, say 2-3%. But strategic objectives would necessitate the production of other variants with a much higher death rate. Think of Brazil and India, or if you prefer, the tips of that iceberg. In short, we ain't seen nothing yet. It's all part of the grand plan.
Moving on to vaccines, which are essential to maintaining human health but always at least one step behind the latest surfacing engineered variants. They are designed to effectively reduce symptoms of the initial variants. No one claims they can prevent COVID-19. Imagine the gamechanger as new variants emerge that are far more deadly to a broader section of the human community.
Scientists and doctors are all about the traditional concept of mass vaccination and herd immunity. Quite obviously, novel variants that were deadly way beyond a scope previously seen would put the flame to herd immunity and likely render it almost impossible. Another quite deliberate gamechanger.
So, where does that leave humanity? Reasonably, one can conclude that variants could still be with us in say five or ten years. Forget about The Spanish Flu and its two to three year duration. Today, we're entering a new deadly paradigm that will shake humanity to its very core.
Make no mistake, the only genuine motive was one of wargaming with humans used as test subjects and lab rats, period. And yes, it does have shades of the Second Coming but it's far too early to credibly comment on that.
Medical practioners and virologists' main enemy is inducing panic among various populations. That's immediately followed by preventing a hot war. Sadly, these efforts are illusionary at best.
Over three million people dead and counting with so much worse to come of an order of magnitude likely so shocking that the human mind can't bear to even contemplate it. Ultimately, a terribly tragic reality for humankind, and one that should never have been contemplated by human beings.
Thursday, 29 April 2021
Gunter calls O'Toole a dishonest dud. In his view, O'Toole is an ever changing politician in search of power, a guy who'll say and do anything just to win. Many will argue that Mr. True Blue has morphed into someone who's barely recognizable. That's wrong, principally for two reasons: first off, today's version of O'Toole is the real McCoy, the guy who Erin always was. Secondly, seriously, what kind of party member actually fell for that Kool-Aid act in the first place? You'd have to have fallen off the turnip truck only minutes before the leadership balloting.
However, what does trouble me is Erin's seeming inability to be comfortable with the principle of a strong team of rivals à la Lincoln. You know, people like MacKay, Poilievre, etc. That makes you wonder how comfortable O'Toole is in his own skin and how he personally views his own abilities and strengths. In short, that perception needs to change yesterday.
The other thing is, of course, staffing and strategic advice: kind of speaks for itself. In other words, to ask the question is to answer it. Unfortunately, plenty of room for marked improvement there.
Yours truly isn't looking for Round Two, you know, the good old anti-Harper days. What great memories but I digress.
I would remind Erin that he continues to be a work in progress -- very much so but who still requires at least some political massaging and moulding. Put differently, O'Toole ain't quite there just yet.
Sure, O'Toole's already leaps and bounds more genuine and fresher than the incumbent but that alone doesn't win you a majority. Gunther and a lot of others quite frankly see this as 1980 all over again but they're wrong. In fact, the real deal is 1979 where a plurality of voters couldn't stomach the old man Trudeau any longer. That's where Canada lives in 2021 with people looking for any sign of a credible reason to vote CPC. It's up to Erin to give it to them, not just default into a semi-automatic minority like Clark did.
So, in the final analysis, it's about the leader's stuffing, not the turkey. Erin still has one hell of a lot of work to do to cement a majority. By all means have at it but make sure your team can ultimately bring home the bacon otherwise this country will continue to suffer needlessly under Justin Trudeau's maladministration. The political runway is already mighty short and shrinking. I'm for giving O'Toole the benefit of the doubt and watching intently. What the leader does with time going forward will determine whether we're talking 1980, 1979 or something else. Remember Erin, your destiny is entirely in your own hands. Make the most of it, for Canada's sake.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I supported MacKay.
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Originally posted at THE WAR ROOM, WarrenKinsella.com
Elections generally don’t get decided by polls. Individual guts orient voting patterns. What Zacc did in 2005 was gut wrenching, with support for the CPC going up. Ditto in 2015: Harper lost because he had quite deliberately gone gonzo-right during the majority. Again, gut wrenching for Canadians. 2021: the COVID-19 incompetence is more of the same as Canadian lives were needlessly lost because of a procurement failure. Imagine a Prime Minister who is stupid enough to make a deal with China while Meng is going through the extradition process, the Two Michaels are literally dying one day at a time in jail, in horrible conditions and this genius of a PM is actually hopelessly naive and foolish enough to think that China would honour her vaccine commitments? That says it all, Scot. Says it all. Trudeau learned absolutely nothing in the job since 2015 and it shows. It’s way beyond painful for COVID-19 victims, their families and everyday Canadians. Incompetence is the exception in the PM job but Trudeau has pulled that one off spectacularly.