Saturday, May 10, 2014

Next on the Trudeau "hit" parade

JT, according to JT, is all about diversity, tolerance and inclusiveness - until he isn't.  Next on his growing list of those to be banned from the Liberal Party, "climate change" skeptics:

The Pinocchio-in-Chief's latest whopper

So Bad the Washington Post Said, On Just About Every Level, This Claim is Ridiculous:
President Barack Obama earned “four Pinocchios” ...  the highest ranking for a political lie, for asserting that Republicans filibustered 500 pieces of legislation, an exaggeration of nearly five times the reality.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Globe and Mail columnist craps all over GOC ad defending Canadian oil industry

Globe and Mail columnist Eric Reguly writes:
The ad in The New Yorker is pretty, if not quite arresting. The full-page photo on the inside back cover – prime real estate in the United States’ leading upmarket magazine... It is designed to convince influential Americans that the Keystone XL pipeline is environmentally safe, even desirable [the Horror!].
... What is clever about the ad is ... the headline and the succinct lines of copy beneath it. They are slick pieces of propaganda – misleading without being outright lies. Of course, advertising is all about propaganda. But this ad is unconscionable because you, the Canadian taxpayer, paid for it. 
... The second point is that there is nothing “environmentally responsible” about building new pipelines that would allow a huge expansion of the Alberta oil sands. More pipelines, more oil, more greenhouse gases.
With Canadians like Reguly, who needs enemies?  In fact, such ridiculous whinging over a pro-Canadian-oil-industry ad puts Reguly in league with the eco-extremist enemies of Canadian oil-sands and pipelines.

Also, compared with the outright fabrications, funded in the many millions, by the scare-mongering enemies of Canadian oil sands and pipelines (eg. billionaire Obama-booster Tom Steyer) the $207,000 Canadian government ad is the epitome of forthrightness, honesty and frugality.

And, observations by Reguly such as these:
"... Canada’s Kyoto accord commitment. Canada bailed out of the accord in 2011, the only signatory country to do so.

... While the 17-per-cent target is intact, the chances of it being achieved are close to zero; even Environment Canada admits so.  ... because oil sands production is soaring. ..."
... are positives, not the negatives he implies.  Good for the government of Canada!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Peter Foster with Ezra Levant

Ezra Levant discusses the demonization of capitalism with Peter Foster on the occasion of the publication of Peter's new book "Why We Bite the Invisible Hand: The Psychology of Anti-Capitalism":

It was great to see Peter on Ezra's show.  We should see a lot more of him!

Inside "the sham Robocall scandal"

Greg Renouf, on his blog GenuiNEWitty, provided a very detailed account of who was behind the fraudulent promotion of the Robocall "scandal".

Here's Greg with Ezra Levant: