Sunday Rant – 2818


Joe’s Comment – Philosophy seems less ominous when the weather is fine.  Shades of the grasshopper, forget the ant.

Brexit vs Eu
The excellence of Peter Robinson interviews is evident in the following discussion with Daniel Hannan.
Daniel Hannan is an intellect Joe and I have featured in this Sunday Rant in past postings.
In this interview, Daniel and Peter explore the fact of the Brexit referendum and the post vote actions and results:


Oh! Canada
Joe is a fan of Conrad Black, although he isn’t exactly sure why.
I am interested in Lord Black’s political and historical view.
In the following video he discusses the history of Canada from his unique perspective.
We found it an informative view:


American Media at War
Joe and I enjoyed this presentation by Conrad Black.
He discusses the American media “civil war” by way of a review of the state of affairs during the Richard Nixon administration.
An illuminating perspective:


CO2 Is Us
Did our fearless leader Chief Rainbow Socks sign on to the carbon dioxide as evil deadly world ending gas so tax it program?
You know damn well he did.
Joe says Mr. Dress Up wants to be a “global” player so bad his jaw aches (that’s a defamatory statement inferring non-normative sexual behavior).
What, then, is the record of the stately state statesmen, the nabobs of nations, the leaders of lands home and abroad in their ever noble crusade against the engine of life?
Here’s a little chart to help clear up any ambiguity of comprehension –
How can this be?
The United States of America didn’t sign the Paris Agreement!
How reckless…..
But wait!
Without donating billions of tax payer dollars into Rube Goldberg futures our southern brothers managed to lead the world (again!) in reducing emissions.
Joe points out that we actually need more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to ensure life on the planet continues.
Despite Joe’s point of order about the efficacy of CO2 “control”, how did the good old US of A show the world how to do it?
As with most solutions regarding complex systems, the answer isn’t pat.
Joe and I shake our collective head(s) at the jackals who intend to change our lives with or without our consent.
We aren’t collectivists, not much.
And the ever so superior Canadian clan?
Read and weep.

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Joe’s Comment – Some days are clear minded and thoughtfully productive.  Some days, not so much.  Then there are the days that are a complete and utter cognitive dissonance disaster.
What fun!


Canada Day Redux
Joe and I didn’t see this little bit of Canada Day humor from Faith Goldy until the calendar had turned past July 1st.
It is based on the Molson “I Am Canadian” commercials from yesteryear.
Not only is it a smile generator, Faith is very pleasant to look at.
Canada produces beautiful intelligent talented and capable women.
And…………. she prefers the Red Ensign over the leaf thingy:


Trade War(s)
Joe and I learned a lot of life lessons playing hockey.
We learned a lot of life lessons from math, physics, and the “3 R’s” in general.
We learned a lot of life lessons living, growing old, and “suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” that being / existing delivers in amazing overwhelming 13 course meals shoved down yer throat.
We learned that bullies can often be faced down, but not always.
We learned that falling off a two story roof is very Tom Petty-ish (Free Falling)….

until the sudden stop at Ground Zero.
We learned that checking a 450 pound defenceman into the boards can lead to unexpected (and disabling) results.  (We’re talking one-half mass times velocity squared vs dead weight on a slender limb).
We learned that not telling the truth AND telling a lie invariably leads to a distasteful irreversible shameful outcome.  One of many crosses we bear.
We learned that if you try to bluff you damn well better be able to back up your bluff 110%.
Joe and I think that Chief Rainbow Socks is not receiving credible advice about starting a “trade war” with our very large, very powerful, very capable brothers to the South.  They are literally “brothers from the same Mother” and will be until their demographic is overwhelmed by the Latin invasion.  We weren’t in any significant cross hairs until you know who piped up by insulting the leader of our brothers South.
Some fine words of caution from Jim Croce –
“You don’t step on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, you don’t pull the mask off the Lone Ranger…..

and you don’t pick a fight with __Slim__ (a superior opponent without having a secret weapon)”.
Joe cautions you give your head a shake if you think our effete leader is “Slim”.  He is NOT capable of surviving such an aggressive political decision.  Joe says we can get rid of the Trudeau problem without loosing the auto industry in Canada.
The biggest problem in our humble estimation is the Chinese influence behind trade imbalance.  They do NOT have a “Western” approach to business.
Ian Lee is an expert on NAFTA and the intent of the Trump administration:

Invariably, the negative impact will devalue the Canadian dollar, put thousands of Canadians out of work, and make life more fiscally difficult for millions of our fellow Cheesehead Frostback Maple-Sucker Hoser Snow Monkey citizens.
Don’t follow Ian Lee?  Here’s Manny Montenegrino with details to chill your true North strong and free self to the bone.  You think we have a lot of foreign pickers in the Okanagan?  Wait until the auto industry in Canada goes home.  There will be a lot of Ontarian and Quebecois pickers migrating to our valley:

As Genuine Canadian Dirt People®, Joe and I will inherit the consequences too.  The consequences of political ass kissing daisy chains inherent in trade tariffs established for the single solitary lonely purpose of currying votes.  How can the votes in Quebec be worth a 270% tariff on dairy products?  How can this tariff be considered necessary when weighed against the multi billion dollar auto industry in balance?  You do know dear reader that the “Big Three” are NOT Canadian companies, don’t you?
As for our oriental friends, the Chinese are so rich they buy into Canadian and Mexican companies, flood them with Chinese goods, and take advantage of the NAFTA loopholes to get their goods into the U.S. of A.  For a more general hair on fire speculation, here’s Canada’s own Faith Goldy to do some ‘splainin’:

Joe says politicians should have a salary, a term limit, and NO PENSION.
Better yet, following the Trump model, donate the salary to a worthy (non political) cause.  “Politician” should NOT be an occupation.
Joe says voters should be qualified to vote by passing a voting means test.
Joe says the “free trade” concept should be tried, as President Trump suggested in his address to the G7:

Additional information about the “behind the scenes” trade turmoil and what to do about it from Peter Navarro, White House National Trade Council and Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director.  This man knows his stuff, and makes it known to everyone who takes the time to listen.  Tell me oh wise reader, who is doing the same for the Canadian people?
Joe hears crickets:

As for our fearful leader, the prodigal offspring (of Castro perhaps?), Canada’s own Mr. Dress Up, continue to puff up your chest you little squirrel.  You just might get your nuts handed to you.
Where the hell are the Trail Smoke Eaters when you need them?


Chief Rainbow Socks
Joe and I haven’t seen anything resembling competence from the “Boy Who Would Be Global Commander”.

However, we were taken aback at the allegation of “groping” by the Shiny Pony.
We were somewhat convinced that he was  a gender neutral, a Beta (or lesser) male, or even light in his loafers.  We offer the following evidence –

Rex Murphy does his usual spectacular yeoman job of telling the story.
The CBC tells another version.
Joe and I are re-assessing our character judgement abilities.

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Joe’s Comment – My recent “investments” in old Ford vehicles proves I am trying very hard to accomplish both poverty and stupidity at world class levels.
Marcus Tullius Cicero had me pegged: “Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.”

Canada Day
Joe and I fly the Royal or red ensign on Canada Day.
Canada, at last review, is a “Constitutional Monarchy“.
Joe and I don’t particularly like the flag we fly with the leaf.
Unlike the American flag, which tells a story, the red leaf flag tells shit.
It was designed to do just that.  Shame on Lester B. Pearson and his band of martini slurping acolytes.
Our political views aside, we hope every Canadian took time today to reflect on the fantastic country our forefathers (and mothers you politically correct idiots) ceded us.  Reflect, too, on the responsibility you have as a Canadian to separate the ideological madness of the far left from the constricting constraints of the far right.
Joe and I are proud to be responsible North Americans….


Ice People Countries
Joe is still fuming about the total collapse of the 4th Estate in the West.
The television “news” is so distorted as to have more semblance to The Road Runner Show cartoon than reality.
The printed “news” is so shameful, so blatantly devious, The National Enquirer is looking pretty damn straight.  Check out the Time magazine cover with Trump and the crying Honduran child for over the top “news”.  Good grief Charlie Brown.
Joe and I never listen to radio.  No comment except to say CBC.
The current hysteria, the crisis, the apocalyptic child abuses of the American government is nothing of the sort.
If there is a crisis, it originates with their shithole countries and the cesspool cultures these illegal aliens flee.
A chart from Obama days (the dreadful reign of the part black messiah) –

The chart is only UNACCOMPANIED “children”.  We use quotation marks around children because evidence shows multitudes of these “children” do NOT HAVE DOCUMENTATION.  And have a full growth of beard (not the females Joe says).
Joe and I live in a small town named Vernon in British Columbia, Canada.  The population of our small town is 40,116 as of 2016 (latest published figures).  In 2014 there were more unaccompanied “children” illegal aliens apprehended than the entire population of the town where we live.
That doesn’t include “children” accompanying adults (who more often than not are NOT THE PARENTS), or the numbers of adults.
It certainly doesn’t include those not apprehended.
What drives this madness? provides some facts and objective analysis.  From the mind of John Derbyshire, from his podcast, “GOP Base Unmoved By MSM’s Big Lie on the Border“.
In the article known facts are listed (with references).  An example from the article –
…..”You’ve probably also heard the numbers. You know that of the 12,000 minors detained in the six weeks of our zero-tolerance policy, only 2,000 were actually with a person claiming to be a parent. That’s seventeen percent. You probably suspect, as I and Attorney General Sessions do, that if DNA testing were to be applied, that percentage would drop into low single figures.
You likely know that Mexico, through which these Central American invaders passed, has a well-equipped U.S. embassy and nine, count ’em nine, consulates scattered across that country from Yucatan in the south to Tijuana in the north. Any Central American seeking asylum in the U.S.A. could apply at any of those places, without any fear of being separated from his children.”….
Joe and I spend a lot of time on the Internet reading, viewing, and researching.  Then verifying (if possible).  Then validating (if possible).  We have trouble watching the “news” on television because it is either not current (lagging the Internet by hours at best, and days or not at all at worst).  If the government manages to throttle the Internet, the best medium for “The People” to communicate will be compromised.
Mr. Derbyshire presents the facts, then does something quite refreshing by analyzing the source of the so-called “migration”.
Hint: countries that have appalling human rights, corrupt governments, few if any social nets.
The surprise Mr. Derbyshire has is the concept of the “Ice People”.  Those folks who come from Europe / Eastern Asia.  The majority (so far) in the West.
All of the “migrants” want to come to countries established and maintained by Ice People.  Fancy that!


Quote o’ the Week
All last week Democrats were crying with outrage over inhumane treatment of migrant children. Today they’re crying with outrage at the idea they might not be able to kill unborn children. And here I thought Democrats cared about the children!” —Liz Wheeler


Intellectual Froglegs
Joe Dan Gorman does it again:


Gun Ownership
Joe and I agree: gun ownership in a perfect world is not a problem.  Unfortunately Canada is not a perfect world.  The World isn’t a perfect world.  What chance has the United States of America to be a perfect world?
Who cares.
The Second Amendment is NOT about a perfect world, far be it.  It is about what John Q. Public can do to protect himself, his family, and his property in a not perfect world.  From Prager U., Eugene Volokh interprets for our edification.  And not a bad job for a law professor.  The text transcription of the video is here:


Perceiving Reality
Joe has listened to this lecture three times.
It is very heavy duty Howdy (Doody).
The ideas and concepts up to 59 minutes are foundation for the presentation after 59 minutes, where several “theories of reality” are explained.
A rudimentary understanding is Newtonian (objective reality).
A more nuanced understanding is Darwinian (evolutionary reality).
Joe wants to listen to it again.
As you wish:


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