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4 things that struck me including lightning that attacked the wrong Bolt

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4 things struck me this week about the depths we are allowing our society to plunge to. Reading much of the social media feeds it seems more people are prepared to defend the indefensible. That people are happy for the state to put forward bills that take away more freedoms, some who complain at the correct application of asylum policy and some willing to resort to physical violence on those who merely express free speech because they can’t win the debate in the marketplace for open debate.

1) All week we have been subject to the news in the aftermath of the London terror attack. If anything the tide seems to be shifting toward those that are wanting a more heavy handed response. The argument that the majority are peaceful Muslims is a reason to go soft on the violent minority is preposterous. Yet politicians including Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten, think words like “Islamic” are mutually exclusive alongside “extremist” or “terrorist.”

Whether one wants to debate the Quran verse for verse to justify separating these words is irrelevant. When such people scream in crazed tones about “Allah” as they carry out their evil deeds their interpretation is crystal clear. Some truly think that we win acceptance from those supporting caliphates by denying our own identity. Why give up on our culture for those beings who have no interests in enjoying the freedoms we provide much less reciprocating our kindness? Moreover the fate of most jihadists is generally so short they aren’t around long enough to benefit from our weakness.

It’s getting ever more ridiculous too. Countries  like Canada passed M-103 to ban Islamophobia forgoing every opportunity to include other religions by name. Germany now fines people who express concerns on social media over such Islamic extremism. Who could forget the cover up on rapes and sexual assault in Cologne on New Years Eve in 2016? Instead of taking a zero tolerance approach to the problem, honest citizens are gagged and threatened for raising a concerned voice because it is politically more acceptable.

I’ve just been in Victoria where a jihadi, who had terrorist links, murdered someone while on parole the other day. He died in the encounter. Instead of the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews admitting fault for allowing him to roam the streets he turned the shortcomings of his own state’s legal decision making process into a blame game on the federal government for not dictating more powers over such rulings using the intelligence of ASIO and the Australian Federal Police. Well he has access to all that information and cooperation from these bodies yet still decided to let a jihadi out in general population. For a Premier that relishes government control over almost everything, how ironic that he tries to pass the buck when it is about subjects that may offend his voter base. Lame.

2) Ontario – how can people sit there and accept a law which allows the government to take children away from parents who refuse to accept their child’s gender identity or expression? Perhaps the parents should be tortured for good measure? If any parent was confronted with such a discussion with their kids most would be very concerned and want to be absolutely sure of the reasons behind such a decision. My kids have changes of mind over what they want for dinner. If dealing with sexual identity or expression most parents would naturally want to investigate the facts of why their child would seek to switch genders. It’s not just common sense but hard on parents too. It’s a serious topic. If we’re going to allow children to be able to overrule their parents on such decisions about their body, why not let them vote or drive at age 9? This is not saying they don’t have a voice. Why not suggest family counseling to help parents and children better understand the situation rather than threaten to snatch their kids for non compliance? Totalitarianism anyone?

Don’t forget that no matter what, parents are legally responsible for their kids. They have the stresses when they are sick, when they break bones in a park, come home late without phoning in, not to mention putting them thru schools, pay down a mortgage and so on. I wonder how many of the Ontario lawmakers are parents themselves?

3) I attended a speech given by the Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton earlier this week. Get Up had decided in its infinite wisdom to protest and try to prevent the forum. Instead of allowing others to express different views they wanted to shut it down in fine totalitarian fashion. Dutton gets a lot of rough treatment in the press although he is one of the few conservatives left in the Liberal Party. It’s a tough portfolio because opinions are so divided. His department cancelling the visas of seven Iranians who claimed asylum on grounds their lives were in danger only to be caught flying back to Iran for holidays. Not only did they deliberately lie to the government authorities and Aussie taxpayers they schemed our highly valued citizenship inappropriately. It doesn’t matter what race or ethnicity applicants are, we shouldn’t tolerate those scamming the system. We still have 5,000 asylum seekers who refuse to give up their identity or background. They have a deadline this year to do that but most are still refusing. What do they have to hide? Surely they’ve come here as a safe haven and if they’re truly escaping danger their stories should check out. Otherwise one has to assume they’re here illegitimately. Is this the image of a future model citizen? Is citizenship to be given away like confetti or is it a privilege worth cherishing? Yet all we hear is racist, bigot or worse if we raise any objection, sometimes with violent repercussions. The government has fast tracked the visas of 700 Yazidi women who have seen the males in their households murdered in front of them while they’ve been raped and made sex slaves by their medieval ISIS captors. Women from the Dept of Immigration have volunteered to go to these hot zones to accelerate their evacuation. So for all the flak Dutton cops, where are the feminists and progressives applauding such humanitarianism? They only want to focus on the gripes, red tape and protests to hinder the department’s efficiency to process the needy versus the selfish.

4) Which brings up the final strike. Conservative news columnist and TV presenter Andrew Bolt was physically attacked by leftist protesters yesterday for no other reason than to shut him down. Not only did he admirably defend himself in the unprovoked attack several media outlooks tried to turn it against him, suggesting he was a party to it. I’m sorry but what a slur. First, they were protesting his long held beliefs. I can guarantee you wouldn’t find Andrew Bolt initiating violence much less plotting to attend and disrupt a book signing event of a Marxist author. One he fervently believes in  free speech and secondly wouldn’t waste his time going out of his way to attend it. If these bullies of free speech can’t win an argument in the market place of open debate one has to assume their position is fatally weak to begin with. Having to ambush and spray glitter at a person who has completely fair and defendable positions is frankly pathetic. I dare them to ask to go on his show and debate their positions vs his. They would be forced to turn the glitter gun on themselves to hide their embarrassment one would imagine.

Be thankful we have people like Andrew Bolt not afraid to stand up for their beliefs. That stunt yesterday only makes Andrew Bolt look more right. At the same time all they’ve really done is kick an own goal by drawing even more attention to his number one rated blog, editorials, TV and radio programmess while they’ve attracted the attention of the North Melbourne Police.

Rona Ambrose to quit Canadian politics

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In what I can only say is a shame, Interim-leader of the Opposition Rona Ambrose has called it quits on politics after 13 years taking up a job at a Washington think-tank, the Wilson Center. I honestly thought she had a shot at taking the Prime Ministership at the next election given she made mince meat of PM Justin Trudeau every single time she spoke in question time. Her eloquence, ability to attack and make sound arguments had Trudeau on the ropes taking massive body blows. Perhaps he will breathe a sigh of relief now that she has gone.

She will lead the institute’s “efforts to convene U.S. and Canadian officials to explore the benefits of an integrated and competitive North American economy that is focused on job creation and prosperity,”

Canada’s new permanent opposition leader from a list of many candidates will be announced on May 27.  Sounds to me like her own party wasn’t going to give her the full time position which looked thoroughly deserved.

Trudeau lives to fight another day.

Trudeau is literally a paper tiger

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I honestly can’t see how Trudeau can win the next election. Acting Opposition leader Rona Ambrose took great pleasure into cutting the PM down to size after he had his department make $1,900 worth life size cut outs of him to be placed in the Canadian Embassy in Washington and ten consulates in the United States. His answer was that he spends too much time in the House of Commons. Such is his vanity, even the Speaker of the House had a good chuckle. The Global Affairs department told civil servants to stop ordering them. Ontario MP John Brassard said,  “A life-size, two-dimensional cut-out is probably a perfect metaphor for everything that Justin Trudeau represents… You’ve got the shallow facade, and yet there’s very little in the way of depth or substance there.” 

Look up Rona Ambrose vs Justin Trudeau in question time and watch the bloodbath. She makes mincemeat out of the Canadian PM every time and exposes that behind the looks there is little substance and his poll numbers are reflecting that.

Ambrose wipes the floor with Trudeau again

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After watching numerous sessions of Canadian Parliament one wonders how PM Justin Trudeau stands a chance of winning again in 2020. His opposition, in the form of Rona Ambrose, eats him alive every time causing the Prime Minister to respond by avoiding simple YES or NO answers with empty rhetoric, identity politics and countless ‘umm’s’ and ‘ahhs’. Take Ambrose’s latest attempt to get the Liberals to commit to endorse training for the judiciary to better handle cases involving rape and sexual assault. True to form the PM dodges the question asked and talks of waiting for advice from his quangos and boasting about more women judges since he took office in an attempt to assume female judges would understand rape better than male judges. What an insult!

To assume a female judge will give female victims of sexual violence a better hearing is plain stupid. The judiciary is supposed to have judges who are above gender, race or religion. That’s why we have laws in the first place. To assert that female judges would put personal gender prejudices above their sworn duty is preposterous. The same is true for male judges. Or LGBTI judges or any judge.  Once again identity politics is at the forefront and Trudeau shows himself to be more feminist than the feminists themselves.

YouTube is littered with Ambrose vs Trudeau and the nervousness in his voice each time shows how uncomfortable he is. The only one not seeing it is himself. Canadians may have been sick of Stephen Harper but take a look for yourself and see who looks more like a leader. A hint – it isn’t the Prime Minister.

Ambrose’s JUST Act proposal can be seen here.

Trudeau in trouble

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I watched interim Leader of the Opposition Rona Ambrose tear strips out of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau over conflicts of interest. His answers to say the least were so hollow, scripted and insincere that there is little wonder why his poll numbers are tanking. He didn’t answer questions surrounding his family trip to the billionaire Aga Khan’s resort deflecting it by saying he’d happily answer questions from the conflicts of interest and ethics commissioner. The Conservatives are accusing Trudeau of misleading Canadians for suggesting the RCMP encouraged him to break the law. Liberals accused Rona Ambrose of vacationing with a billionaire herself but there were no conflicts of interest to be had.

Watching Ambrose reveals how out of his comfort zone Trudeau looks when facing her. He simply can’t make credible responses which show him as a capable leader. As much as he likes to promote his youth as a factor it is wearing on more Canadians.

According to the Forum Poll in Canada, the virtue signaling Liberals are being smacked in the polls. It seems Canadians would prefer a Conservative Party in its place. If an election were held today, the Conservatives would romp home with 170 seats, the Liberals 128, the NDP 26, the BQ 13, and 1 for the Greens.

The poll suggested many were unhappy with the outcome of the budget.

Liberal support Fell three points, from 39% on February 26th to 36% now. Conservative jumped three points, from 35% to 38%.

In BC the Liberals (35%) are well ahead of the Conservatives (29%), who are tied with the New Democrats on 28%.

In the Atlantic, the Liberals dropped 11 points to 48%. The Conservatives are up 2 to 32% are up two points.

In Québec, the Liberals are up 2% to 40%and Conservatives are up 3% to 20%. The BQ (22%) ceded 5 points.

In Ontario, the Liberals lost 4 points to trail the Conservatives (45%, +6) by seven points.

In the prairies, the Conservatives gained 6 to 48% while Trudeau’s Liberals were thumped 10 points to 19%..

 

Canadians tiring of Trudeau

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According to the Forum Poll in Canada, virtue signaling PM Trudeau’s Liberals are being smacked in the polls. It seems Canadians would prefer a leaderless Conservative Party in its place. If an election were held today, the Conservatives would romp home with 170 seats, the Liberals 128, the NDP 26, the BQ 13, and 1 for the Greens.

The poll suggested many were unhappy with the outcome of the budget although one wonders how much M-103 played a part.

Liberal support Fell three points, from 39% on February 26th to 36% now. Conservative jumped three points, from 35% to 38%.

In BC the Liberals (35%) are well ahead of the Conservatives (29%), who are tied with the New Democrats on 28%.

In the Atlantic, the Liberals  dropped 11 points to 48%. The Conservatives are up 2 to 32% are up two points.

In Québec, the Liberals are up 2% to 40%and Conservatives are up 3% to 20%. The BQ (22%) ceded 5 points.

In Ontario, the Liberals lost 4 points to trail the Conservatives (45%, +6) by seven points.

In the prairies, the Conservatives gained 6 to 48% while Trudeau’s Liberals were thumped 10 points to 19%..

So perhaps diversity isn’t your strength Mr Prime Minister. Perhaps Prince George is a remarkable judge of character, one which more Canadians are waking up to.

Canada’s Bill M-103 was twisted to ensure it was discriminatory by itself

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Canada has passed bill M-103 in the House of Commons (201 in favour, 91 against. PM Trudeau was conveniently absent for a vote which is a surprise given he loves to appeal to his penchant for virtue signalling) which condemns “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination”.   Conservative member David Anderson tabled a motion on February 16 to remove the word “Islamophobia” and asked the House of Commons to “condemn all forms of systemic racism, religious intolerance, and discrimination of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, and other religious communities.” That the liberals rejected the equitable amendment shows Bill M-103 is in fact openly discriminatory.

The motion was proposed by Iqra Khalid, a first-time MP representing Mississauga, Ontario who went on to say,

“Our country is very diverse…I think that we need to continue to build those bridges amongst Canadians, and this is just one way that we can do this, by really understanding the issue and really listening to what Canadians have to say. I’m really looking forward to the track that the Canadian Heritage Committee takes on this.”

Put simply, free speech was sold out with the passing of this bill. If bridges are needed to be built and the government wants to “really listen to what Canadians have to say” why push legislation that effectively gags them from expressing concerns they might have. Hypothetically if a radical Islamist terrorist was to storm Canada’s Parliament (one already has) and a Canadian citizen was to calmly mention it was the result of radical Islam then that would be a violation of M-103 because it could be interpreted as an Islamophobic statement. Even if it was cold hard fact. Is mentioning fact each and every way hate speech? Certainly not. Candians would seem to agree that it M-103 takes away free speech.

Pollster Angus Reid Institute asked 1,511 Canadians, “if you were a a Member of Parliament, how would you vote on this motion (M-103)” and found that 42% would vote against it; 29% would vote in favour and 29% were not sure or would have abstained.

From a regional standpoint, a plurality of survey respondents in every province rejected M-103 though objections to M-103 were softest in Quebec and in Atlantic Canada.

As M-103 was sponsored by a Liberal MP support among those who voted for the party in the 2015 election revealed just 38% of them would support M-103 versus 33% of  who oppose it and 28% with no opinion. 68% of those who voted Conservative in 2015 rejected M-103 and  just 14% voting in favour.

There is no condoning racism or religious discrimination. Even if one argues that the majority of Canadians need not worry about it because they are tolerant, we’ve got Australia’s 18C Racial Discrimination Act as exhibit A of how the application of the law turned into state sponsored witch hunts. Secret trials conducted over years held by a biased and prejudiced Australian Human Rights Commission ended up wrongfully and unnecessarily destroying lives based on trumped up charges based on a law which promotes victimology. These people were innocent yet ‘interpretation’ becomes very dangerous and often used in completely the wrong way.

We shouldn’t be the least bit surprised when trumped up charges start hitting the headlines because honesty gets re-branded hate speech.