Plague Update: PM Trudeau Has COVID-19 Again

The PM got COVID by going to the Americas summit in the USA recently.

Gee, what could he have done better to protect himself? Maybe not speak moistly into the faces of world leaders 3 days ago and all last week?

Bad Driver or Hate Crime? RCMP says “impatient”

The RCMP put out a disgraceful press release following a vehicle attack on First Nation people rallying near a Residential School site.

Ford Has Hamilton Police Arrest Peaceful Satirist Lawyer At His Campaign Rally

This is an example of police state behaviour, and Ford should be punished.

David Milgaard Dies

A man who helped define the Canadian justice system as deeply flawed, has died at age 69. David was sent to jail for a murder that he didn’t commit. The real killer later went to jail for other killings, and was proven the killer with the advancement of DNA evidence decades after the killing. David got out, and reportedly spent his time as a free man assisting others who’d been wrongly convicted of crimes.

A Great Day For Canada

About fricken time the Liberals and NDP came to an agreement to stop the never-ending short election cycle. This should have happened last year. Now let’s get some movement on electoral reform, the #ClimateCrisis, and reconciliation, among many other files the parties can agree on. The Greens are also likely to support many bills.

Moe has already responded with petulant ignorance and mischaracterization of what’s happening.

And it’s not that Conservatives don’t understand, many do. It’s that they just don’t care, and have calculated they’ll get more mileage from misinforming voters.

My eyes would like a word with the Liberals and NDP who don’t think they should include sight as an aspect of covered public health.

Plague Update: Stupidity With Brain, Not Of Brain

I went to the protest of Scott Moe’s government at the Legislature today. Simultaneously down the blocked-off street there was a #FluTruxKlan protest by the anti-waxxers, and over by the lake a few people attending the skating rink for a Frost party.

I went up to the dwindling crowd about an hour after it started, and saw a guy in a Canadian-styled MAGA toque begin to debate with a pro-science protester. Two journalists from CBC Sask began to interview a couple from Saskatoon there to support the anti-waxxers. I went over to film along with CBC.

I think they had trouble explaining why this happened after the convoy arrived, but not prior to then.

After chatting, I wandered over to the other group remaining. A few objected to being on YouTube so I cut the filming. There was a couple of anti-waxxers, and 3 pro-science women, and another pro-science man there discussing the world.

After a discussion of maybe 20 minutes, the old woman asked one of the pro-science protesters to remove their mask to talk, supposedly because she couldn’t hear from less than 2m away, so I interjected that we’d feel more safe if the old woman was wearing a mask also. That set her and her husband off, and he started to mock the vaccines’ efficacy, and make up stats that we all supposedly believed about it.

Meanwhile in Vancouver this happened, while Toronto Police shut down an attempted blockade there.

Plague Update: #FluTruxKlan rally loses $9M from GoFundMe, and sued for $10M more

GoFundMe has frozen further donations from going to the convoy organizers. This was at the request of the Mayor of Ottawa, among other authorities becoming desperate to end the blockade peacefully.

GoFundMe announces freeze of the fascists’ funding:

GoFundMe supports peaceful protests and we believe that was the intention of the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser when it was first created.

Suuuure GoFundMe, their intentions started out “peaceful”, while being organized by Pat King of Alberta. who said in previous videos a lot of homophobic and white supremacist things, and that they’d solve their problems with bullets. That’s why the good folks on both sides showed up with their racist flags in the first place too. King thinks the flags were flown as a false flag to sully his spotless reputation… as a bigoted violent racist.

Justin_Ling :

“James Bauder, the founder of Canada Unity and the architect of the “trucker” convoy to Ottawa, has said Trudeau “needs too[sic] be arrested and charged for treason, and for participating in committing crimes against humanity.”

The media has some people doing a good job of reporting on this, but this insurrection attempt is being downplayed in lots of places too as a protest against vaccine mandates, instead of a vast, far-right wing attack on the Prime Minister and legitimate government of Canada.

Meanwhile, Moe and his CPC buddies are rolling out the red carpet for the protesters who manage to limp home with their own funds.

CBC neglects to point out in their headline that Moe’s claim is disinformation. His threat to remove public health protections is real, however.
That’s why all the American flags, the Confederate flag, Trump flags, etc.

And then, some GoFundMe collateral damage happened. Caryma is a legitimate journalist, and GoFundMe just screwed her out of $7000. They’ll have yet one more thing to answer for to Parliament.

What is it about Conservative MPs and Senators that draws them to rallies with fascist flags being flown? Hmm, if only we could know what they’re thinking.

Plague Convoy Gets Support From Premier and O’Toole

Canada’s capital is occupied by white supremacist, anti-vax protesters who’ve urinated on the National War Memorial, stood on the Unknown Soldier’s tomb, flown Nazi and Confederate flags, and even desecrated a statue of Terry Fox.

Yesterday, the Premier of Saskatchewan released a letter supporting these protesters, and his message went viral on Twitter being ‘liked’ more than 11,000 times by last night.

Dear Premier Moe:
Your letter on January 29th in support of anti-vaccination protesters was a contradiction to your messaging from the past year saying vaccination is our way out of pandemic public health measures.
I have a low opinion of your leadership, but you continually fail to surmount even my low expectations.

You should resign in disgrace, as the organizers of the so-called Freedom convoy included white supremacists, and upon their arrival in Ottawa they attacked front-line workers, defaced monuments to veterans and Canadian heroes, all while protesting the vaccine you once publicly supported.

Sincerely,
John Klein
Regina, SK

The Biggest Political News of the Day

Congrats to Jagmeet Singh and his wife.

Oh, and there’s an expected election call for Sept. 20th.

And on the other side of the planet in Afghanistan, echoing the end of the Vietnam War: