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If politicians were surgeons you’d never ask them to operate on you

And so the path to globalism marches on.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will be the new climate envoy in a Biden administration, assuming the high probability he takes office in this still contested election.

Expect more blovating nonsense on climate change to satiate salivating crony capitalists. If COVID doesn’t kill you, climate change will! Got that, peasant?

Kerry is another career politician. He is the man who said peace in the Middle East was impossible. 3 peace deals later under a different administration and how stupid does he look? So should we believe his pontificating around climate change? Of course not.

Seriously, if politicians were surgeons there is no way you would ask them to operate on you given a glance at their win/loss ratio. Yet, Kerry will be afforded all of the media puff pieces on how he’ll be pivotal to saving us all despite reading geopolitics so poorly.

We await the grandiose statements about how close to doom we are. We await more nonsense around the Paris Accords – which grants China the ability to pollute as it pleases til 2030 – while the rest of us tip into the UN jar to misallocate resources for political favours.

You have to hand it to the political class. Await slower growth, higher electricity prices and more inefficiency which will end up in more debt fueled big government.

We’ll leave you with how the scientists believe in the science in a wonderful report compiled by the UN on its own processes. Donna Laframboise noted in her book, “The Delinquent Teenager” the following,

“In early 2010 the InterAcademy Council, an organization comprised of science bodies from around the world, took an historic step. It established a committee whose purpose was to investigate IPCC policies and procedures.

The committee posted a questionnaire on its website and invited interested parties to respond. Answers to those questionnaires were eventually made public after the names of the respondents had been removed. Those provided by IPCC insiders can be separated from the ones submitted by concerned citizens because the questionnaire begins by asking what role the respondent has played in the IPCC.

People with direct experience of this organization were remarkably frank in their feedback. According to them, scientific excellence isn’t the only reason individuals are invited to participate in the IPCC.

Remember, this is a UN body. It therefore cares about the same things other UN bodies care about. Things like diversity. Gender balance. Regional representation. The degree to which developing countries are represented compared to developed countries.

The collected answers to the questionnaire total 678 pages. As early as page 16, someone complains that: 

“some of the lead authors…are clearly not qualified to be lead authors.” 

Here are other direct quotes:

There are far too many politically correct appointments, so that developing country scientists are appointed who have insufficient scientific competence to do anything useful. This is reasonable if it is regarded as a learning experience, but in my chapter…we had half of the [lead authors] who were not competent.” (p. 138)

“The whole process…[is] flawed by an excessive concern for geographical balance. All decisions are political before being scientific.” (p. 554)

“half of the authors are there for simply representing different parts of the world.” (p. 296)

Lest anyone think that people from less affluent countries were being unjustly stereotyped, the person whose comments appear on page 330 agrees:

“The team members from the developing countries (including myself) were made to feel welcome and accepted as part of the team. In reality we were out of our intellectual depth as meaningful contributors to the process.”

Remember we are told to believe the IPCC is the final word in climate change science. Look forward to shared misery.

Institutional Hypocrisy

Rules for thee, but not for me. The left talk of institutional racism incessantly. Perhaps they need to talk about institutional hypocrisy instead. Far more compelling evidence, especially during coronavirus.

Cancel student debt?

We’ve been saying for a while that given the lack of maturity displayed by so many academics that education has become essentially worth nothing.

The left wing of the Democrat party is pushing to cancel student debt up to the value of $50,000. Only a couple of trillion dollars. Congresswoman Ayana Pressley even wants to cancel mortgages and rent on top of student debt. We’ll save that lunacy for another day.

What of those people that studied hard and repaid their loans? Will they be reimbursed? What of those who are studying degrees with zero value to society? Why should they be compensated for studying pointless liberal arts courses?

Why should the plumber and his apprentice son – who don’t/didn’t use the tertiary system – be forced to shell out for the education of someone else who chose to study their field on the basis they’d attain higher earnings?

Perhaps the tertiary institutions make the best argument for being free all by themselves. Here are 10 examples.

  1. A Cambridge professor tweeted “whites they don’t matter.
  2. A Stanford law professor testified during the impeachment hearings that she crosses the road when she sees a Trump building.
  3. The University of Texas ran a MasculinUT program built around “restrictive masculinity” and tries to encourage men to drop traditional gender roles.
  4. Yale University’s Chaplain’s Office believes a $70,000pa education requires a bouncy castle and/or cookies & colouring to reduce anxiety for students.
  5. University of Manchester’s student union voted to say “applause” is not inclusive and can distress people.
  6. Cambridge University union students deemed Remembrance Day as something that glorifies war, not about respecting the dead and those who served.
  7. UTS thinks that lowering the ATAR requirements to get more girls into STEM fields makes sense.  
  8. Academia signed this open letter supporting the Extinction Rebellionwhich highlighted how poor the vetting processes were in trying to appear woke. The stats spoke volumes. 
  9. Prof Peter Ridd won his court case for unfair dismissal against James Cook University for his challenging of the orthodoxy about the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef.
  10. Sydney University students were being marked down by certain lecturers if students used language such as ‘mankind’, ‘workmanship’ or similar words in assignment work.

Instead of the government forking out subsidies, perhaps these debt stranded students have a claim against the universities themselves to get a refund given the low quality lessons in life they got.

Lori Lightfoot’s cringeworthy video abut science

Apart from being probably one of the most incompetent politicians in America, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot decided to follow up her Halloween costumes, Census Cowboy and demanding the defunded Chicago PD to protect her home with a cringeworthy video pushing a return to science.

We are somewhat concerned trusting science where certain members among Democrats believe that men have a right to menstruate or think Bill Nye the science guy is a modicum of balance.

Kamala Harris loses identity politics prize to Republicans

How the mainstream media swooned that Senator Kamala Harris was the first VP of colour. While identity is an irrelevant metric versus capability in our view, the narrative further goes to debunk systemic racism.

We note that the first BIPOC vice president was Charles Curtis, a member of the Caw Nation. He was Herbert Hoover’s vice president from 1929 to 1933. Curtis was born to a white father and a one-quarter Kaw Indian mother.

During the early part of his life, Curtis was raised in North Topeka, Kansas. He split his time living between the white and Native American communities. Link here on the U.S. Senate website.

More actually voted for Trump than Biden?

From Rasmussen Reports on Monday:

Among Trump voters, 90% say they voted for the president, while just eight percent (8%) say they were voting against Biden.

But among Biden voters, only 56% say they were voting for Biden. Twenty-nine percent (29%) of these voters say they were voting against Trump, while a surprisingly high 15% are not sure.”

So will AOC and her ilk assign a lower grade punishment for the 8% who just didn’t want to vote Joe when the Trump-enabler hit list is compiled?

If we hypothetically hold the Rasmussen stats as fairly representative of the electorate, would it be fair to say that 67m actually voted for Trump as their desired choice and 59.7m for Biden as their preferred candidate? Of course an anti- Trump/Biden vote still counts. Just interesting to see how much more relatively unpopular Biden is as a stand alone candidate.

More displays of unity from the tolerant left

Re-education camps, perhaps? 71m people supported him. That’s one long list. So much for free speech and freedom of expression. Get into line. Fast.

Is it possible to have unity when one side demands strict obedience?

Will we witness the biggest climb down in history?

While Trump hasn’t conceded, the media have called this election. Never mind that the electoral college decides that and with so much court drama, we may get see a slim chance of Trump winning. What if he did?

The media has wasted no time mocking Trump by publishing articles at just how relieved world leaders are to have a return to the status quo. This idea of division. Really? Trump merely exposed the sheer incompetence of so many leaders and the graft and corruption that goes on in the swamp. He may be no clean shirt himself given he is a NY property tycoon but he has exposed the double standards among the political class who have been completely self serving. What happened to “of the people, by the people and for the people“?

Honestly, in what world does rejoining UN bodies achieve anything other than waste money pushing for globalist nonsense and lining up crony capitalists to feed at the teat of things like climate change and open borders?

Wouldn’t it be ironic to see these world leaders currently publicly distancing themselves from Trump having to do an about face if the courts rule the Biden victory as illegitimate?

Talk about division. World leaders maybe using the media’s call on the election for their own political purposes, but there is some real schadenfreude in the offing if these hacks who have failed to call anything right for four years end up eating their own words as the drown in hubris.

Being less worse isn’t an election strategy

On the day of Trump’s 2016 election win, we said that the best thing he will do for America is show people their vote matters. Alas the turnout for this election is on course to shatter records of the past century.

We have to say there is a growing trend of politics where opposition parties campaign on the basis of being “less worse” than the incumbent.

Take Canada. PM Justin Trudeau was mired in ethics scandals and virtue signaling throughout his first term. The Conservatives should have nailed him in the most recent election but alas they campaigned on why Trudeau was bad rather than focusing on why they were by far the superior alternative. Alas, Trudeau won a second term, albeit losing seats.

Take Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has incompetence stamped all over her last term. Weak leadership, flippy-floppy positions on coal, scandal-clad debacles surrounding COVID and her team, double standards regarding movie stars being allowed to quarantine but children from non infected areas being unable to attend the funeral of their father. Still, she won. Why? The LNP coalition didn’t offer any palpable credible alternative as to why they were so much better. It wasn’t a hard task, yet they fluffed it.

So to Trump.

Few politicians have ever polarized like the 45th president. Yet what does Joe Biden offer? Negatives! Every word that parses his lips is rearward looking. We have to learn to die with COVID! WTF? Where are the messages of hope and solid strategy from a 5-decade politician and twice failed presidential nominee? He typifies the politician America rejected in 2016.

In a time of COVID, people want reassurance their livelihoods are going to get back on track without the risk of another lockdown. They don’t want to hear their industry will be regulated out of existence. They don’t want to hear energy costs will rise. Businesses don’t want to try to recover with the idea a minimum wage hike limiting options.

Over 50% of America is employed by small-medium sized enterprise. These are the businesses hurting. Economy matters and Trump was delivering before COVID19.

Alss, we think the biggest issue on the table is the test of American patriotism. Many Americans are sick of being labeled for things they haven’t done or thought. They’re sick of seeing statues torn down, tired of innocent people getting harassed by activists in restaurants, shops or home. They’re tired of the cops being vilified. They’re sick of woke celebrities and sport stars stuffing political messages in their faces knowing that a Biden victory won’t affect their rent-a-cop gated mansion lifestyles one iota. It is so easy to show empty gestures. They bear no price.

Trump was a by-product of decades of failed administrations. They gave birth to him. The voting public knew he was never going to be a polished gem. Yet he was sent to blow up a system. Anyone who thought a NY property mogul would be a clean shirt were kidding themselves.

So when voters make their choice, they can look at 4 years of an opposition party who hasn’t accepted the last result with a negative platform! Hey, we’re less worse than Trump rather than we’re the best alternative and here is why! Come to think of it, can anyone name any positive policies from Biden?

Higher taxes, hiked minimum wages, shuttered oil industries, green power and a polished version of the failed Obamacare.

Just the things a suffering voter wants to hear while under the jackboot of financial hardship thanks to despotic governors and mayors.

Trump for the win.

Election Bee

From the Babylon Bee:

“Business owners in Democrat-controlled cities are boarding up in preparation for an onslaught of mostly peaceful demonstrations should Trump win the election Tuesday.

The real concern is that the party of love and tolerance loses the election.

“We just want to make sure our businesses will be safe from the sudden outpouring of peace, love, and tolerance,” said one frightened business owner in Los Angeles as he frantically boarded up his hookah lounge. “You know, too much peace can sometimes intensify and end up destroying millions of dollars of property. You know, from all the peace.”

“Can’t be too careful when there’s roaming bands of people spreading peace.”

Many business owners are even arming themselves with firearms to protect themselves from all the peace.”