Trudeau Liberals Badly Misplay And Miscalculate NAFTA Ploy

From the get-go Trudeau was in over his head concerning NAFTA misplaying his hand with the United States.

It's hard to guess what exactly he was thinking - if at all. It strikes me as a melange of things that lent more evidence into his ideological mindset obsessed with gender and the planet.

There's no question his father's 'just watch me' influence has taken root in part of his political calculations. It's what probably permitted him to think he could outmaneuver Trump on trade. But his calculation was a generic and simple one. Something along the lines of 'Trump is acting tough for no reason. Everyone hates Trump. Ergo I will match his empty blustering with a toughness that is backed by conviction and just watch me and the world will see Canada for its brave stance against a bully and they will applaud me and follow my lead'.

In other words, dude believed his virtue signalling farts had any value in the cold, hard, real world of trade negotiations.

If there's one place countries don't exhibit much patience for gender issues, it's in trade talks. Nuts and bolts. Steel and aluminum. Wood and plastic. These are the things that drive economies. Thus they come armed with capable negotiators to hammer out deals; not people who want to talk about fluff.

It's no secret Trump has said throughout the primaries and Presidential campaign he would rip up NAFTA if he couldn't renegotiate parts of it.

People (ie Canada) were too busy laughing (and they laugh at things he ends up being right about - ie Obama was indeed spying on him) to actually start prepping for the possibility he would a) get elected and b) act on it.

That's on us.

He over rated his position and under estimated the fact that in the end, countries were/are going to negotiate with Trump out of self-interest. They couldn't take a chance to see if he gets impeached (oh about that and the low probabilities of that happening see a basic education video right below on how the impeachment process works. Political systems are...intricate. So go to bed lefties who think impeaching Trump was a self-evident reality with little obstacles to overcome and that Hillary was going to take over just like that) or doesn't get another four years. He's the President of the most powerful country and he has a mandate so....here we are. What to do?

How this eluded Canadian officials is perplexing.

Never mind Trudeau's inexcusable and inexplicable decision to mouth off after the G7. He sounded like the guy who pretends to be tough once he's surrounded by his buddies. Trump didn't take it well and it's hard to fault him for it.

It was foolish because he unnecessarily jeopardized potential bi-lateral meetings.

No sweat. He just figured he'll bypass the USA and go to Mexico. It was at this point we discovered a new talent he possesses: Impersonating Monty Hall. I get the image of him walking into a room mic in hand joking 'let's make a deal!'

The move to try and strike a deal with Mexico was a hopelessly immature attempt to score cheap faux-nationalist votes with the electorate. Sure it got some all revved up waving their mini Canadian flags fervently proclaiming in the usual empty prideful jingoism 'we stand with Justin!'

But what was the purpose exactly? To 'stick it' to Trump? Did they actually think they pulled a fast one on Trump?

No one thought, 'hm. Maybe this isn't such a good idea?' Hoping for someone to say, 'Don't fall into his divide and conquer ploy!' may have been asking too much I reckon.

No one, it sounds like, was seeing this in high resolution. Which isn't surprising given, well, Justin is their Grand Poo-Bah and high resolution logic isn't his forte. Hugs and kisses are. Justin likes to tug at your emotions; not logic.

We always like to give the benefit of the doubt that a government in power is handling things properly even when they act kooky.

'Yes, he looks silly in Indian garb but I'm sure behind the scenes he's all business. Liberal leaders won't let him be too crazy.'

Judging by the deal he struck with India, I'm guessing these sort of things aren't his bag.

These liberals, lemme tell ya, are kooky.

And not in a good way.

When a guy like Trump comes to the table pumping his chest out, the worst thing you can do is try to match the chest-thumping when you know you're don't quite have the same leverage as your opponent. It's alpha-male engagement 101. It becomes even more ridiculous when the man trying to act as a tough negotiator is perceived to be a beta-male.

Trump: Alpha. Trudeau: Beta. It's a simple equation.

This demanded a little more nuance; some Machiavellian coyness.

As I observed during the G7 fiasco, it became apparent we don't exactly have the right government in power to deal with this sort of power play by Trump.

Trump is willing to use the powerful stick of American might to get what he wants and there's not a darn thing we can do about it but to figure out how we fit in that calculus.

This is where true and sensible leadership - once upon a time a strength - needed to step up.

Instead, we got, 'never mind Trump. We'll work with Mexico!' Because everyone knows Canada's prosperity lies with Mexico.

The other thing is this was Mexico.


We don't have much (economically, socially, culturally) connecting the two countries to justify thinking they'd 'stand with us'. All we have is we have the United States mutually in common. A country we sponge prosperity out of.

It was foolish as it was naive as it was plain idiotic to think this.

It's a country just as dependent on America (if not more so) that teeters on narco-failed-state status and a population running for the American hills in search of a better life. A country, it should be noted, that just elected a socialist government. Things may get a lot worse for Mexico. I mean, socialists are running it now.

It's as if Venezuela doesn't exist.

Worst still, they have to pass this deal fast because the newly elected government is far more protectionist than France and is salivating and foaming at the mouth like a rabid scum bucket socialist dog ready to rape and pillage Mexico's wealth and resources.

Did I mention Venezuela?

Know who Canada does have a lot in common?

Yes, the USA. I know it's hard for the mini-flag waving Canuck to grasp, but to the rest of us this is just plain obvious.

Which probably should translate into us understanding what happens in the USA better than any country. Well, those of us who don't get our second hand information via the CBC or watch CNN.

Trudeau and Freeland didn't get the memo and played right into Trump's hands. Instead of going off with Mexico, we should have gone to the Americans immediately after and discuss the matter 'off the record'. Not turn around and slap retaliatory sanctions. By not doing so, we let Mexico get the upper hand and left us with all these lousy 'South of the Border' t-shirts and cheap tacos.

Consider a key part of NAFTA. The single biggest part of NAFTA is the auto industry. Steels and screws go into building them; not hugs and kisses. It employs lots of people and is a huge industry for three countries.

However, to be blunt, one of those three countries owns the automotive industry here. We (like Mexico) live off the ingenuity of American capital and engineering through its Big Three. We can act like we're equal but only to the point where Americans stop humouring us. And Trump, in case you haven't noticed, is not into humouring.

Don't like it? We should have started our own companies then. But we didn't and here we are. Too-dee-doo.

What do you think was going to happen!?

I'm smaht too!
Moreover, Mexico never had any kind of leverage and signing a photo-op trade deal with Canada was nothing but nationalist theater from a pair of branch-plant countries who haven't come to terms with the reality of their place in North American trade. In other words, it was not even worth toilet paper. They had to show their populations they were *doing something*.  The question then became, I guess, was who was going to be left standing when the music stopped?

That picture of Freeland cross-shaking hands with Mexican officials was a 'Fredo moment for me.

It was like watching Jackie Jr. and 'Fredo try and take down both Tony Soprano and Michael Corleone.

I just couldn't believe they would be this disconnected from what was going on; that blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome. Oh yes, I absolutely believe that played into it.

There's no question Trudeau and Freeland are playing this angle.

Consider this sparking gem from Freeland:

"A great privilege for me to address the annual meeting of German Ambassadors in today. Thank you, , for the invitation. and must work together to defend the multilateral, rules-based international order."

Diplomat of the year for Foreign Policy folks. Notice the shot at Trump about 'rules based'. What exactly did Trump do that suggested he wanted to break the rules? All Trump is doing is asking for bi-lateral trade deals. Why is this bad especially for Canada?

The second, I warned, the Americans knocked on Mexico's door, you knew Canada was going to be sent packing back to Copps Coloseum - which is where exactly Trudeau's liberals belong for botching this so badly. A symbol of a place being built on promise and misplaced expectations and now languishes in the dust bin of 'what the fuck happened'?

In their attempt to play 'tough guy' with the big boys, they may have frozen themselves out.

I know Trudeau ain't the sharpest butter knife in the drawer but even by his standards some of the rocks in his head should have at least dislodged to permit him to see this with some clarity.

And Freeland is no better. A former FT editor with quite frankly the ideas and imagination of a diversity compliance officer and educator, I just don't get how she made it this far in politics. She commands no aura or inspires any kind of confidence. Who can forget her ridiculous own crying game when CETA negotiations broke down? She was an official representing this country. Get a grip.

Naturally, the Liberals all have their Alfred E. Neuman 'what, me worry?' masks saying 'no, no! It's all good! You see, our retaliatory measures are working! Let them make their deal! It's all part of the process. We fix!'

Don't believe me? Take this special gem from Marc Garneau (who I'm personally especially disappointed with):

“Not at all,” Garneau said in a television interview. “Now is the time for Canada to rejoin the discussions.”

Rejoin discussions?  Now's the time? 

You mean discussions they should never had left in the first place to go engage in theatrics not even fit for off off-Broadway? 

Hey, it's possible Canada comes away with a good deal (if Trudeau can let go of some of his more ideological demand like gender) in spite of itself but the odds aren't in our favor at the moment. 

Canadians are extremely sensitive about how our sovereignty plays out on the world stage particularly when it comes to the United States. It's the single most important balancing act any government has to perform. Too much and we look like we're submitting, too little and we suffer.

It's the same thing with Mexico.

But not in Trudeau's plastic-fantatsic, groovy-world with marmalade skies and cellophane flowers. I don't even want to say unicorn infested utopia because he's beyond that. I can't even conceive of the world he inhabits in his head.

He should just show up at Parliament bare foot and introduce his good friend James Taylor to act as his speaker at this point while he performs Doug Henning magic tricks listening to the music.

I also submit Trump knew this going to play out this way. It was a classic divide and conquer play and Canada and Mexico fell for it. Trump probably sized up Freeland and knew what to do from that point forward. 

For fuck sakes,knew it was going to unfold - and plenty others as well I am sure - because that's how 'not your mother's' Liberals roll.

It didn't take a genius. Really.

And now, after all the hoopla and 'we're not going to get pushed around by a bully' Mexico is making their deal. Hyman Roth and Michael Corleone are out enjoying their cake while Canada sits back and laments, 'poo-tee-weet' as they play the harmonica...badly.

Of course, this being Canada, we'll just continue on as if nothing happened and act surprised if the deal is not to our liking. 

Despite all this, we have to hope Trudeau comes to his senses and manages to come out of this with a decent deal. He may have to once and for all stop protecting Canada's dairy industry (a cartel his father helped to create and quite frankly it has run its protectionist course) in order to get one. 

Ladies and gentleman, this is how you negotiate from behind. You may be signing over the parts of the business you desperately didn't want to give up.

Trump, in a nut shell, just put Trudeau in a bad spot. The only way out is to spin so hard, the entire country vomits. 

Donald Trump, the man the world irrationally loves to hate, knows how to win and my fellow Canadians, he did just that. He looked out for his country. Trudeau didn't. 

Send your letter of thanks to your local MPs.

Well played. 


Twitter Is Fine With These Tweets; The Progressive Left Is An Empty Shithole Of Ideas

Replying to 
Ivanka, you malevolent, cloven hoofed yeast infection. Your claims of "compassion" are as fucking empty as the bottle of Viagra on your father's nightstand. Shove them up your empty, plastic twat you fake, complicit lump of bleached out plastic.

Yes, such advanced and enlightened progressive logic right there.

Any questions about how full of shit Twitter is?

But they shut down or shadow ban conservatives who say far less than this.


Or take Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau.

Even before I was even remotely politically engaged I never really connected to Doonesbury. I always found it to be vapid and meh.

I couldn't put my finger on it but I always got the sense it was like reading the guy in class who thought he was smarter than he really was.


This strip from Trudeau lends insights into the mind of a progressive.

Oh, he absolutely would send people like me to re-education camps. He's that weak and petty of mind.

Remember kiddies. They must never know where the guns are.

They're that evil. They had their evilness behind compassion and refined rhetoric. This is who they are.

Since Trump's election I've never heard so much stupidity in my life and all of it comes from the left.

The illiteracy and ignorance on display leaves me with my mouth agape.

The job the progressive culture and political class has done on them is sad and despicable.

They have no critical thinking or independent thought in their soul left.

Just lash out, rely on emotions, call for the arrest or censoring of people they disagree with, project and in the case of Trudeau's cumstained wet dream, send us all to camps.

Got two words for you Garry. Fuck. You.

Is that civil enough for you, you cumquat? 


Oh. Not enough for you as you're too busy fawning over the death of John McCain? Of course you would. You love authoritarian, war mongering, corrupted, jerks. It's what defines your intellectual identity. 

Gotta love the media sucking that guy's dirty dick despite all the spitting in the faces of American faces he did. Why, just 10 years ago they hated the guy calling him a racist and all sorts of nasty things (including having Sarah Palin as his running mate- remember how they behaved?) for having the temerity to run against another shit stained, corrupted fool in The Lightbringer Obama. The vastly over rated Lightbringer who sold cheap light bulbs.

He was a walking text book example of why term limits are needed.

We all talk about politicians being dishonest shit bags and out to look for their own interests. We know this. It's part of the public conscience. We see it on TV and in the movies, in music and other modes of communication. Everyone hates the career politician.

What the fuck do you think McCain was? He's that.

Now he's a-okay and a model of 'civility' (despite calling his wife a cunt and Tea Party members 'hobbits'. Which I found weird because he not only looked like a hobbit but he also looked like Cotton Hill) and describing his death 'tragic'?

Old people dying of brain tumours isn't tragic. It's sad sure. Even funny to some. But tragic it ain't for fuckheads at Meet the Press. Journalism. Such a source and model of professionalism and A1 musings.

Where was I?

People who say how much they hate white people. And get this...Twitter leaves them alone as far as I can tell!

Check these out.

The scary part? He's likely to be shut down and not the pieces of racist shits making those statements.

Let's go after Alex Jones though. A guy who never said a racist thing!

I don't know. I just don't know anymore. I think they're just shutting down people who don't go along with the Democrat narrative and in particular with the Russia, Russia, Russia nonsense and lies.


More on McCain.


Speaking fo racism...do NOT speak about South Africa. In the 1980s, the world united against apartheid. Now there is no apartheid but there's an unspeakable war against white farmers that basically amounts to crimes against humanity they're that harrowing, evil and barbaric.

I'm glad Trump is talking about it.

He's the lone 'nut' in a room of cowards.

I wonder what Mr. Men of Peace like Bono and Obama think of this situation. They've been mightily silence. I mean, they're the conscience of all humanity right? I mean, they're always out their fucking squawking and wagging their filthy rich fingers at the world about how bad things are but yet are silence on this? Funny that.

U2 and their message of peace is about as profound and useful as Stalin giving lectures on the First Amendment.

How long must we sing this song?

A mighty fucking long time apparently.


A Video Clip People Should Be Aware Of

Below are the musings of a teacher and a socialist. She believes in a 'militant' democratic socialist government (whatever that entails but for those more endowed with a literal bent let's just say it leads to death and camps) one in which that is 'left of Bernie Sanders'.

A couple of things that really startled me - well not really. The first is the utter disregard of the fact the gentleman she's speaking to actually lived and experienced life under socialism/communism which has no distinction since they do tend to merge into one bloody ugly ideology. Talk about unabashed arrogance.

The second, and more subtle, is her 'that's how it starts' in describing getting to her socialist utopia (through violent means - how else to take her 'militant' comment? Then again, earlier she expressed no interest in revolution since they inevitably (and correctly) lead to a bloody mess. Seems contradictory).

In other words, get useful idiots to vote for Bernie Sanders. Get the snake in the room. Feel the Bern and then unleash the 'real' and 'true' socialists.

Folks. This is indeed how it begins and you can thank this bit of honesty from Grandma Gulag.

Never let them know where the guns are. Ever.

The Second Amendment must be preserved as written and interpreted.


U.S. Colleges Tipping Their Totalitarian Hand

We've observed things aren't exactly healthy where free speech is concerned on campuses. There have been one too many incidences and one too many professors sprouting and spewing anti-American, anti-free speech gibberish in institutions of higher learning.

Given that a startling vast majority of faculties are left-leaning Democrats (cowards among them won't admit to being Marxist so we're left to read between their lines. Literate minds can spot a Marxist-Leninist comment), it's no surprise they've undertaken as their 'duty' to undermine a sitting President.

One who has been quite successful. More than his predecessor on a number of issues. But that's for another post.

The important thing here is they seem bent and intent on proving McCarthy right. There are commies in government, academia and Hollywood.

Once communists infiltrate the system, you should be able to recognize their jargon and lingo.

Nietzsche had the courage to call out philosophers who decided themselves with faulty notions and premises. And so we can apply a variant of this with our intellectual and political masters.

Words like 'democratic socialist' are left-wing weasel words. 'Hate speech' is a straw man for justifying censorship. And asking 'How universities should handle Trump?' is an appeal to authority - their authority.

Never mind it's basically a frivolous question rooted in hubris and stupidity.

Imagine the smug self-importance of a mind that legitimately poses such an idea!

In essence, it can be captured thusly: I don't like the results of the democratic process. Sometimes people need to be made to account for voting against their interests and we, the self-annointed intellectual and moral masters of all, must take charge!' Then they come up with stuff and solutions like censorship and lobotomies.

The bane of free society poses such a problematic conundrum for progressives you see?

That such a professor can ask such a retarded question and get it published - where else? - in a left-leaning publication like the Boston Globe directly, I argue, points to the lack of intellectual rigour and diversity in the college ranks.

There's a stale stink of rot lingering in its hall ways.

Do these so-called geniuses not see what they're advocating for? It's totalitarianism by other means. I fear them more than a President with a limited term.

These are the same people who squealed and squeaked 'OMG OMG Trump is going to take away all our rights because literally Nazi-Hitler-fascist!' and then turn around aaaannnd.....call for censorship and the removal of rights the second things don't go their way.

These are not principles. It's projection masking at principles. It's principals over principles.

It's all projection.

Here's my response to this question rooted in emotional drivel and remedial posturing:

Do nothing.

After all, does the left scold us for not accepting the 'democratic process'? Well, to the extent they interpret anyway. As we know full too well since 2016, progressives aren't too good at accepting election results that don't go their way. They claim Trump makes thousands of lies but this is projection on their part. Has there been a bigger lie perpetuated upon peoples than the Russia narrative and Mueller investigation? It's horrific theatre and does much more damage to the sanctity and integrity of a nation rooted in laws and respect - to say nothing of free speech - than anything Trump tweets. No?

Teach with honour and respect.

Not everyone agrees with you.

Attempting to challenge a freely and legally elected government is preposterous as it is obtuse. What good can come of insulting the votes of free peoples?

Ostensibly, students go to university to 'open their eyes' and expand their minds. To engage in thoughtful discourse on an intellectual journey.

And all that bull shit.

I can but personally conclude posing such immature and insufferable questions is the opposite of such, that is, it's rooted in impossibly parochialism and a misplaced sense of righteousness.

In other words, eat shit.


Canada Is Inferior To America On Matters Of Guns And Free Speech

As always predictable, whenever a shooting takes place, people look to blame guns and seek evermore gun control.

In the USA, the calls for gun-control (we speak as though they country doesn't have any when in fact it does) are limited by the Second Amendment. An irritant and inconvenience to the modern left. It's also kept under control because of statistics (ie gun homicides have been declining for decades. To navigate around this, advocates tend to conflate gang related murders and suicides in with deaths by guns thus distorting the figures to paint an ominous state of affairs).

In Canada, we already have tight and strict gun control so the calls for more makes it redundant. Yet, politicians are clamouring for more of it despite little reason or statistical literature to back their claims up.

We're at a critical point where we may one day outright confiscation.

Which would be a sad day for a country that once prided itself on its fierce pioneering independence.

We should stand shoulder to shoulder with our American cousins on this ideals rooted in liberty. Instead, we have chose to be more like Scandinavia (in all its social decadence and inability to defend its national interest) and London, England where violence has sky-rocketed (gee, I wonder why) despite strict gun-control.

The major problem I have, as with all punitive measures, is it punishes law-abiding citizens.

We even have arrogant politicians wondering why people want to own a gun even if it's for target shooting.

I'm one of those. I own a shot gun because I like to skeet shoot (admittedly which I don't do enough of at all). I've taken a liking to target shooting after doing so with American friends in New Hampshire and Vermont.

It's sport.

But the city of Montreal (and obviously Trudeau given his soy boy leanings) wants to deprive people like me of this sport even going as far as to mocking it.

Such superiors minds these geniuses.

Anyway.  Guess who I think in the comments make more sense to me?


I mention free speech in the title because of the fact this country believes in the notion of 'hate speech'.

Hate speech is just a straw man for justifying censorship. The whole purpose of the First Amendment is to protect those who hold unpopular speech people don't like.

It's so simple and beautiful in its concept it blows my mind how people can't grasp this epic position.

Canadians have no deep conceptual understanding of it like the USA does. And it reflects in our discourse and Charter.

Hence, why I argue Americans have a much more advanced and nuanced view on it.

Free speech = free will.

Compromise this and you lose personal agency.


The Passive Aggressive Jackassery Of Justin Trudeau Is Embarrassing As Well As Hurting Canada

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."
Groucho Marx

I came across the story of the widow of a victim after the Fredricton shooting - Melissa Robichaud - who called Justin Trudeau a piece of shit.

After reading the story, I think she's got every right to hold him with such contempt.

Alas, this is par for the course and should have been plain for people to see during his election campaign and if not, soon after being elected.

Already prone to incomprehensible and inane musings, he also displayed his knack for gift of gaffe. From his childish 'it's 2015' barb to him aggressively elbowing his way through Parliament to his smug refusal to answer questions. It's one thing to evade skillfully, and quite another to cynically outright offer pathetic deflections transparent in its sophomoric delivery.

His entire government feeds off this amateurish buffoonery. Watch them on youtube. Watching Morneau, Joly, Freeland or any other bobble head in action during Question Period repeating a poorly designed 'stick to the script' narrative, is cringe inducing.

This government has been a laughing stock of incompetence from its naive foreign diplomacy and immigration policies and bizarre and counter-productive tinkering of our tax laws and investment rules. Measures that generally hammer the middle-class and force them to submit to their ideological environmental and gender goals and objectives. He mistakes his vision for principles. I personally will never forgive him or the Liberals for repatriating ISIS fighters while having the temerity and stunning gall to compare them to Italian immigrants.

It's not news to anyone who reads this blog I've been a harsh critic from before he even ran for the Liberal nomination and warned the Liberals settling for him was going to be a mistake in the long-term.

Trudeau's moral compass and value system is all messed up and hardly jives with the average Canadian. He's also not exactly a sharp tactician relying on emotional pleas and ploys and when need be forceful action to sell his agenda. See carbon tax debate with the provinces and notice his 'war cabinet' he just nominated to fight Ontario over it.

Seems like junior is thinking he can be like his papa during the NEP back in the day.

Some democracy. Some leader.


Then comes the whole trade spat with the United States.

I admit balancing our national interests with the reality of our branch plant economy which is the source of our prosperity, is not easy. From the onset this was a cross Canadians had to carry.

For the longest time we've had interesting and for the most part prosperous trade relations with America.

However, I tend to wonder if the USA has always been more than generous and patient with us. Canada has very little leverage vis-a-vis American might. Our economy depends on theirs much more than the other way around while we don't exactly have a scary military that can inspire some awe and concern into the Americans.

Our peace with them largely relied on the benevolence of the Americans. But what would happen if someone came along and challenged prevailing deals and activities between the two countries?

Would we be ready? Would we have sound leadership to navigate through this?

Generally, Canada was always blessed with a fairly pragmatic and competent political class that helped to keep the country stable and at the very least maintain some facade of pride and sovereignty.

With the election of Trump though, all this has been put to the test.

And we have just about the worst government in power to deal with such a character.

An astute observer would have seen from a mile away what Trump is trying to accomplish (ie leveraging tariffs to renegotiate deals. Trump starts from a 'big spot' and then seeks to work on the little components that will help to achieve his grander plan. This is how he operates) and as such would discount this in whatever proposals or counter-offers designed. Canada does hold a special place in American diplomacy and rather than play the faux-nationalist riding on a sickly pony, Trudeau and his team should have approached this with much more professionalism.

You don't challenge a leader like Trump. Trump, contrary to the trash being reported, is achieving quite a few things that in fact are indeed benefitting the USA. Economics being one of them (and I will be posting about this soon).

Americans - those outside the #resist, Hollywood and academia bubble - are fine with Trump.

Trudeau misread Trump's game and overplayed his unpopularity angle.

The worst thing he could have done, outside insulting the President behind his back, was to go out and seek a deal with Mexico.

What could possibly have been achieved by this empty theatre? Outside the fact Mexico is a defect failed narco state who just elected a socialist government, it's a country embroiled in its on highly toxic battle with the United States over immigration. Mexico, much like Canada, depends on the U.S. economy.

And as I observed when Freeland and her Mexican partners did the usual ridiculous cross hand-shakes, the second Trump called Mexico, the Canadians would be left in the dust.

The ridiculousness of our position could have been avoided with a little introspection. That is, a) hey man, we have it good with American trade and b) yeh, we do have some unfair tariffs we should perhaps deal with.

But that would take some fair amount of self-awareness and honesty. To accept we're pretty monopolistic doesn't sway votes.

In any event.

Guess what?

Mexico and the U.S. are in talks.

Now follow me. While Canada plays 'hard ball' by retaliating, two of our NAFTA trading partners are off playing pitch and catch while we wait at the tennis court.

Which means we end up in a place we desperately tried to avoid - only worse.

Horribly misplayed by Freeland and Trudeau. 'Trump is such a bad guy we'll show him and Americans will agree!' seems to have been their vacuous machinations.

It remains to be seen what exactly comes of it but if I'm Canada, I'm watching this closely. Trudeau and Freeland - always the emotional naifs - will hopefully have a second chance to make things right and deal with the Americans in a much more mature disposition.

I'm not holding my breath.

That's how low my opinion of them is.

Recall his business venture in India to see where I'm coming from.

The reality? Trump has already won this fight.


Thursday Night Music

Sometimes you have to wonder how some songs don't have millions of views. This is one of them.

I can listen to this in a loop in perpetuity.

The beauty and soul is palpable.

I guess it's appropriate this on the death of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Incidentally, Presley and Babe Ruth died on the same day.

Look out child your bound to change, You can't ever stay the same Cause if you keep on singin' the same old lines You're going to look around babe and find your friend's out of town Watch out girl the words your sayin' don't really fit the play Somebody else you might talk to now Knows what you sayin' what you mean They don't help your style You might say you ain't got a hold on yourself You might say you always try your best You might say you only need a rest You might say you can only fool yourself I said fool yourself I said fool yourself Don't believe the words you read They're written on the street And every time you know you play their game They'll knock you down and take your pride away See how bad you need to cry But no matter how you try It's the same old story once again You always have number one who calls you friend I call you friend You might say you ain't got a hold on yourself You might say you always try your best You might say you only need a rest You might say you can only fool yourself I said fool yourself I said fool yourself I said fool yourself


Trump Pardons Jack Johnson

Imagine being such a racist President you pardon a second black person!

This time the great boxer Jack Johnson was pardoned by Trump.

As a sports and boxing fan this is great - and way long overdo - news.

Wonder why Mr. United Barry didn't do it.

Not enough for you?



Alex Jones Responds

Fundamentally? From a purely freedom of thought, expression and speech perspective?

He's right.

This is what it looks like they did.

Try and see this in high resolution. It's irrelevant what you think of him.

What's relevant is the attack on liberty.

And make no mistake about it. This was indeed a coordinated attack on it.

If you care about such things (and I can't understand why you wouldn't) and if there ever was a time to speak up, it's now.

Updated: Notice what happened? They shut down the person/channel who uploaded it.

Do you understand now what's happening?

What a bunch of little rats.

More Companies Pile On Infowars

Disqus and LinkedIn have decided to join in on the bullying and censorship of Infowars.

Remind me how this is not comparable to the Salem which hunts again? This is EXACLY how the communists operated. Memory hole people. Make them disappear. This was a coordinated attack on free speech and it won't end here.

This is a sickening and appalling display I'm witnessing.

Folks. We need to rebel.



Apple, Youtube, Facebook And Twitter Declare War On Free Speech

And Google for that matter.

In one of the most shocking and egregious attack on free speech yet, these corporations have decided to collude and kick Alex Jones and Infowars off their platforms sparking a debate on censorship.

What a bunch of cunts. How can anyone in those boardrooms think this is a good idea?

Regardless of what you think about Jones, you should not support this.

This is bad.

Very bad.

This is troubling on so many levels, it's frightening.

If you truly believe in the sanctity of free speech, you are angry as I am.

Jones isn't a racist. He's over the top sure, but it's fricken entertainment. The idea he's a 'threat to democracy' is absurd beyond belief. One guy? Really? How is Mark Zuckerberg unsafely selling YOUR PRIVATE DATA to third parties not a 'threat to democracy'? People really need to stop and think and ask who exactly are the enemies here? Do people really believe he's a bigger 'threat' than, say, Hillary if she had the reigns of power? Just observe how she's acting now. She makes Alex Jones look certifiably normal.

Illiterate (where liberty is concerned) punks like Zuckerberg and Dorsey should not be determining what is hate speech. If you think these two assholes give a shit about people's rights you're naive. They pretending to care while they align their interests with government. Know what this merging of government and business is called? That's fucking right. FASCISM.

And their first order of business was to start plucking off those pesky people who threaten their plans. So off goes Jones under the stupid term 'hate speech.'

Years ago when this term was in its infancy, I argued in class this will not end well years down the road because the term, when you ponder it deep enough, is meaningless. It's a weaponized meaningless term. That's what makes it so dangerous.

A couple of things. A) you're crazy if you think it will end here. Conservative/libertarians will be purged first. Heck, the New York fucking Times just hired a crazy racist! and B) even crazier if you believe in a nebulous term like 'hate speech'. As this case perfectly shows, these people are interpreting 'hate speech' as they see fit. How is Alex Jones any different from the idiots at The Young Turks? What about the conspiracy being sold by the DNC/media (led by the nonsense spewed by Rachel Maddow) about the fabricated Russia story? and C) still even crazier if you trust these ignoramuses to make such decisions.

These three horrible platforms, run by partisan people need to die and go away.

Here's hoping the market flushes them out.

Fight for freedom of speech and there's only one way to do so in this case.

Support Infowars. You can either go to bitchute and do so (this is that these fuckheads have done. Taken guys like me who just listened to him from time to time in tiny amounts since the 1990s and led me to go over and kick in a couple of dollars as a 'fuck you' to them) or just don't accept on a philosophical level what these companies are doing.

Always remember. In the end, they metaphorically (or not given it has happened in history) either line you up against the wall or come after you regardless of if you supported them.

Whether you like it or not, there's a war on the 1A and 2A now. It was declared by the progressive left.

Your silence will only embolden them.


Quote Of The Day


This t-shirt doesn’t belong anywhere. It particularly doesn’t belong at the @Newseum, a place that celebrates journalism and has the First Amendment etched in stone outside its building. https://www.poynter.org/news/newseum-selling-maga-hats-and-fake-news-t-shirts …"

Oh, the horrors.

I wonder if he feels this way about, say, 'Fuck Trump' t-shirts. Or the fact bastions of 'objective' journalism like the New York Times hiring rabid, racists? Right, it was 'satire'. Sure thing pals.

Remember kids. To illiterates and progressives you have to kill free speech in order to save it. Or at least, qualify to meet their own shitty standards.


Police State UK Release Tommy Robinson

What in the dreary hell has become of the UK?

England is a place I've always wanted to visit. I'm not so sure anymore.

Sounds like quite the harrowing experience he went through. I get the sense the point was to try and break him.

What petty, brutish, miserable people in the media who lined up against him. Pure cowards.

Facebook: Not Good Folk

A couple of things.

One, I discovered a new youtube channel I enjoy.

Two, I can't for the live of me how anyone who claims to be informed or 'non-partisan' can possibly think there's any truth to the Russian dossier or Trump collusion story. In fact, it perplexes me how they can't see it for what it is: A DNC distraction and deflection scheme. It originated and is maintained by the DNC machine and Mueller is a lackey to this unholy, unpatriotic, machine. The whole Mueller investigation is an embarrassing ordeal worthy of a banana republic and tin pot dictators. Worse, people actually spin this to think the whole stinky crew from Strohk (however your spell that weasel's name), Comey and whoever else involved as patriots.

What you're seeing is not just breaking of laws by the people going after Trump, but the breaking of norms. Lines that previous officials were not willing to cross, have been crossed. A Rubicon of sorts has been traversed and who knows what the consequences as a result of the actions of the DNC (including Obama who knew all about the spying of the Trump campaign) and Hilary who continues to scare the bejesus out of sane minds and souls) will be. These are the facts: No proof of Trump colluding or whatever they call it now - largely because it's a lie - and the fabricated narrative originated with the DNC.

Which brings me to point three and the complicit actions of the liberal media and social media including Twitter and one Facebook.

I was on FB years ago when it first popped up. But after a month I shut it down because I was getting all these retarded requests to be a 'friend' with someone I didn't know. I thought of it as being stupid waste of time. I stand by it but boy did it explode into an international social phenomena.

And I'm glad I wasn't a part of it.

As years went by, FB just rubbed me the wrong way and Zuckerberg (his philanthropy means little to me. It could mean he has a guilty conscience or just thinks this offsets his misdeeds) struck me as one of those arrogant twits in university with the social skills of a wombat. Hey, it's just a perception I had of him based on his public statements and body language.

His punkish behaviour this past year and testimony before Congress only solidified this perception. He came off sounding like a tone deaf, cocky twit. You could just smell the hubris oozing through your screen.

In one of my posts, ,I suggested the whole reason FB was created was not out of any concern or romantic for humanity but as been inelegantly reported by those in the know to 'fuck girls'.

If you're a believe in original premises as I am, then you'd be able to call and see FB for what it is: An immoral data mining scheme originally intended to pick up girls. Worse, they don't give a shit.

So, in my house. No Facebook. It's worthless. Pointless.

And evil.

Any company that targets and purposely censors voices like Twitter and Facebook do along ideological lines, is evil. They stand against free speech and expression.

I had a talk with my daughter who is 13 about all this.

I explained to her to be 'furbo'. Sharp. Cunning. Don't let the Zuckeberg's of this world get the better of you. Don't let them get a hold of your information. Be nimble. These are not people out to do good things. If this were true, they wouldn't be partisan like they are.

They'll sell your information to the highest bidder in a jiffy.

Be hyper-vigilant with your identity. It's who you are.

She's aware of all this and has no interest in FB thankfully.

Anyway, this video does a great job of explaining Facebook in an easy to understand manner. I especially like when he says you can't just make cars and toys. You have to make safe cars and toys.

And so it is with Facebook. You want a social media platform connecting the world? Then build a bloody safe one.

Facebook, until they do so, are not good folk.