I’d Never Want To Be US President…Even If I Could

I cannot imagine today a more thankless job than President of the United States of America. 

While I do appreciate all of the kind words and comments of encouragement for me to seek the highest office in the land (and there have been exactly ZERO of those so far), I feel I simply must decline the opportunity (though such a chance does not exist, as I was born and live currently in Canada).¬† And I wanted to share with the millions of you out there reading this (well, there might be 50 if I’m lucky) why I cannot be your President (hypothetically, as again, it’s not actually possible).

Dear reader – hold your tears, your shouts of disappointment and your calls to reconsider, until I have finished explaining why.¬† It just might encourage those in the United States who can fix such things to begin making repairs to the US political system, so that highly-qualified people like myself (which is probably categorically untrue) would consider applying for the job – rather than the same tired old raging pinheads that often find this type of role exciting and meaningful …to them.¬† And they are tired and old – they’ve been running on this hamster wheel far past their expiration dates. Which is why they always have such dead eyes.


I get it, you’re disappointed that I don’t want to become a future President – or Prime Minister somewhere – if that opportunity also came up somewhere.

But take no offense to my words, unless of course I meant to offend, and in that case, I’ll point it out to you, so that you may be properly triggered as you see fit.¬† I want to be an equal opportunity irritant.¬† And “Being An Irritant” is in fact my established goal for this piece.¬† Thank you for therefore for being triggered as you see fit, if you felt so inclined at some point.

I take it as a high compliment indeed.¬† But no need to tell me about it in the comments – just know that I would be delighted to hear of it if you did tell me… and if I cared to read about it.¬†¬†Did that sound insensitive?¬† Oh yes, I should mention – I can be a bit insensitive.¬† Though if you did know me at all, by now you’d also know that this blog isn’t a safe space for liberals, the triggered, social justice warriors, whiners, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, or other vaious snowflakes in all their shapes, sizes, colors and genders.¬† So you read it at your own discretion.

Coming back to my main point Рthere is not a chance in Heaven or Earth that I would want to be the president of United States of America, even if it was given to me by accident or I inherited it without having to campaign for three minutes.  Because that is literally about my limit of interest in trying for same position.

Oh I know some people would say: yeah right! As if you would give up something like living in the White House, and all of the trappings of the presidency – the limousine, Air Force One, all the opportunities to meet famous people that you would have, getting to travel all over the world and speak to huge crowds everywhere you go. Being adored by at least 50% of the population that elected you (unless your “approval rating” fell below 50%).

And I could never have a job that had an approval rating that was determined by some very unstable people at times out there.  Nor would I want to have to apply for my job and have 110 million people or so deciding on whether I get the job.  And then having to reapply for it again in less than 4 years Рpaying up to a $1 billion to run for a job that I would make about $400,000 a year doing.  Return on Investment (ROI) seems a bit off there.

Having the power to make a real difference in your country ‚Äď your words having the ability to actually help heal people, give people jobs, give people hope, inspire future generations, protect them against the threats of natural and man-made disasters, and defend them in a time of war against hostile enemies.¬† Now that would be cool.¬† But the President of the United States rarely gets to do any of that stuff, except in the movies, before we go to kick butt with some alien invasion force.

True, your words would muster and command a combined armed forces with;

  • The nuclear launch codes that control over 6,800 nuclear missiles strategically placed around the world
  • Control over the operation of 800 military bases in 79 countries around the world including the United States itself, of course, which would be staffed by:
    • 170,000 soldiers on active duty in 150 countries around the world, with another 40,000 on classified missions that no one has ever publically heard about in undisclosed locations
    • 384,544 soldiers/officers in the Army
    • 273,192 sailors/officer in the Navy
    • 146,638 Marines
    • 255,181 Air Force personnel
    • 36,900 Coast Guard officers
  • And all that amazing equipment, like those on the sea:
    • 20 active aircraft carriers, including the brand new USD Gerald R Ford, commissioned in July 2017, and the George HW Bush, at about $5 billion each.¬† Getting your name on something like THAT would be pretty cool, as just seeing it approach on the horizon would most likely cause your enemies to wet themselves with fear – and I’ve always thought that kind of power to be rather addicting, should one possess it.
    • 10 frigates
    • 65 destroyers
    • 66 submarines
  • Over 4,000 Abrams tanks parked in the desert, excess from current needs. (Credit: WN.com )

    Those on land, including:

    • 9,000 tanks, including 4,000 brand-new M1 Abrams tanks sitting in the Nevada desert that are entirely unnecessary¬†excess, as a result of having one factory that makes them, and they don’t want to ever shut it down, for national security reasons.
    • 38,822 armored personnel vehicles
    • 950 self-propelled artillery
    • 795 towed artillery
    • 1197 rocket launchers
    • 2,830 attack jets
    • 1,962 fighter/a
    • 973 attack helicoptersAnd in the not-so-friendly skies above, like:

Having that kind of firepower around would certainly make one’s job easier as President, but it’s a lot of pressure to pay those kind of bills for gas, groceries and guys!¬† Ok there are girls too…

It‚Äôs a thankless job to have to be leader of the Free World. Because the world is not Free, it has cost an awful lot in dollars, blood and time to build it over the centuries.¬† And the problems a President faces – a $20 trillion debt?¬† I have had moments worrying about paying my $300 Mastercard bill at times.¬† That’s just beyond ridiculous to know that you will start the PResidency buried in debt, and just keep adding to it until the end of your term – because America just can’t pay its bills.¬† And some day a President is going to have to deal with THAT too, or countries like China, that hold about $7 trillion in US debt, will deal with it for America.

And Americans are often sick without health care, go through natural disasters without insurance, are often send to war without adequate troops and resources, and usually are n the sights of some terrorist who hates America.¬† Because it’s cool to hate America today, it seems.¬† Who wants to be leader of a country that no one likes?¬† That makes international meetings like the United Nations feel like being on the school yard as a kid, and never getting picked to play sports, though you are the gargantuan kid in class who grew 2 feet faster than anyone else.

 

And you’d be President over a lot of people that you frankly find a hard time stomaching.¬† The hatred in these Divided States of America is quite shocking.¬† And no, I’m not talking about your standard Right-wing hatred, which the media seems to be completely stuck on, though it’s frankly not a “thing” as much as they want it to be.¬† Though the Right does hate the MEDIA, so I guess there’s some truth to it.

It’s the Left that’s vandalizing Bank of America branches and smashing windows, then looting Starbucks.¬† it’s Black Lives Matter that’s burning cities down – that they later realize they actually LIVE IN as well.¬† Being President over stupid people, no matter what their politics, is really a downer.

Now add to that a crowd of 20,000 people in a stadium, and the president comes out to a sea of people all around him, the lone object on a stage and often with light dimmed through the building, while spotlighting him at the same time.

“The President? No…we work for the guys who tells the President what to do.”

My goodness, it’s like the Secret Service is trying to make such an attack as easy as possible. Certainly they must realize that they cannot protect him completely Рand that when he is potentially involved in a shooting, for example, that jumping on him doesn’t stop an attack be or protect him from all of those people. It just hurts to be hit where you were hit. LOL

There is no way that they would even be able to see an event like that unfold before. That just screams ‚Äúassassination‚ÄĚ to me.

The fact that so many would want to even attempt to kill him and also have this open freedom to express their opinion about it online, Giving some other less stable individual ideas they shouldn’t normally have, is frightening. And in most cases the people that killed a president didn’t even pay for the crime in jail Рthey were killed themselves or something else before that happened. So there really isn’t much of her justice for the murder of a President.

People rarely contact you at your office when your President because they like you. It’s usually to express sorrow to you on behalf of their government, which means you’re already dealing with some hardship that you don’t really want to hear about from anybody else.

Or some president or prime minister who has the balls to complain to you about the things that they don’t agree with you on from other governments РPeople that you often or even financially supporting through for federal aid of some kind and yet went to chips fall they’re nowhere near to help you when you need it

US presidents have fans too, I guess but most of the people that gather outside of the stadium or five meeting that you‚Äôre attending aren‚Äôt there because they like you. Often, those people wouldn’t be that motivated – it‚Äôs because they actually literally hate you.¬† I consider myself to be fairly able to handle criticism, but to never be able to read in the newspaper or watch TV or go online without without seeing some negative story about you online or in print or on video would suck the life out of me

Then there‚Äôs family ‚Äď I‚Äôm a be mentally or emotionally or physically ready to be president and go through all the scrutiny and all the unfair criticism and all the negative press and all the lies and Tristan up the words – I need to prepare for that emotionally, physically or mentally – but not all of your friends or family members have signed up for that.

Then there is your image before you became president. People want to vote for you for reason and usually it’s because you’re a good communicator and you say things that they resonate with. My problem is that I have a very active Twitter account with over 34,500 tweets, read by my 7000+ followers and over 8,000,000+ some other people total over four years. Some of those are highly controversial, to be sure,  And they were meant to be. I am proud of my belief system because I feel I’m on the right side of history and it took me years to get there. I wouldn’t be editing any of that just so I don’t trigger someone in Iowa.

But in order to be president, you have to have such a sanitized belief system and all, that you no longer are who they knew in the first place. Or if they‚Äôve just met you for the first time, they think you are something that you absolutely don‚Äôt agree with under the tables. But suddenly you believe in gun-control because you want to New Hampshire female vote, or you suddenly feel led to support the tobacco industry because you want those South Carolina suburban/rural votes – and you may not even dress the way that you feel like dressing. I‚Äôm in shorts and T-shirts guy, jeans at best, and I just can‚Äôt see myself wearing a suit in every single situation publicly. If I present United States why can‚Äôt they wear whatever the hell I want ‚Äď which accounts. Because you really aren‚Äôt the most powerful person in the world. The voter in that swing state that you‚Äôre trying to impress is. And they could just be the scariest redneck weirdo you‚Äôve ever seen in your life in real life.

So I just wouldn’t fit the norm. It would suck the life out of me.

So in conclusion, I just wouldn’t want to be President. I’m sorry that this may disappoint some of you, though of course I’m Canadian so I couldn’t be if I wanted to. That didn’t stop a particular Kenyan before, but I digress. America Рmake it easier for a person to want to be President. It’s the highest office and should be a difficult job to compete for and win Рbut are we actually seeing the only people in America who are qualified for the job, actually getting the job?  Ummm, no

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By  Shawn Jorgensen, Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted: November 25, 2018
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

Pathetic Polling #3 – Christy Clark’s… Collapse?

BC NDP Leader John Horgan gives the thumbs up to the crowd at his election night speech during the provincial election in Vancouver, B.C., Canada May 10, 2017. (Credit: REUTERS/Nick Didlick)

UPDATED: June 30, 2017

The inevitable has taken place Рthe Christy Clark minority government voted in on May 9 has been toppled by a non-confidence vote of the Alberta NDP and the Alberta Greens, who have formed an Axis of Evil in order to attempt to take over the government.  And it looks like John Horgan has in fact gotten his way.

I’m outraged by this. ¬†Not only did the NDP NOT get a majority of the popular vote in the last election, but the NDP and Green Party electors did not get to have a say in this merger, an unholy alliance of two political misfits that truly didn’t like each other a month ago. ¬†Now the Green Party leader, with his 3 pathetic seats, has become a kingmaker.

God help us all. ¬†With the idiot in Alberta also a part of the Communi….errr NDP Party, we are sure to see dark days ahead for both of our provincial financial pictures. ¬†That, with Wynne in Ontario and Trudeau in Ottawa – and we truly have a situation where fiancially, the nation could be destroyed by all of these left wing jackasses in power.

UPDATED: MAY 9, 2017

BC Premier Christy Clark faced some worrisome days pre-election. Pollsters had her Liberal party on the verge of collapse. (Credit: Glenn Baglo , PNG)

As we stated below, those “570 days” have now come and gone, and here we are on election afternoon, 2017.

The media have @bcliberals and @bcndp polling “neck and neck”. Do you really believe that John Horgan has somehow magically turned the invisible BC NDP into a government-in-waiting?

Remember, Alberta said it wanted a “change” – and they got 4 Premiers in 6 years, with a 5th being socialist @RachelNotley – currently the 3rd-most disliked Premier in Canada. ¬†Yah, that’s a change alright.

We were told Canada needed a change in 2015 as well Рand we got @justintrudeau (the Shiny Pony) and his entitled wife, now planning which room at 24 Sussex they will turn into a  4:20 Room.

BC doesn’t need a change. Resist the urge to buy-in to the Libtard media nonsense. Since when is a new government after every election a sign of stability?

If you believe the NDP are right to rule… I have a “fast ferry” for sale that you should take a look at – never been used, comes with original owner’s manual – and taxpayer debt load.

It should bring REALITY home to you very quickly.

ORIGINAL POST:  May 15, 2017

In the weeks leading up to the British Columbia provincial election in Canada on May 14, 2013, the pollsters predicted nothing but gloom and gloom for Liberal party leader Christy Clark.

On April 16, 2013, the Victoria Times Colonist announced the start of the 28-day BC provincial election:

Premier Christy Clark launched what she called ‚Äúthe most important election in modern history‚ÄĚ at Government House in Victoria this morning after Lt.-Gov. Judy Guichon dissolved parliament and kick-started the 28-day provincial election campaign…

[Premier Clark] also played down her party‚Äôs continued poor polling, which show the Liberals far behind the NDP ‚ÄĒ and even, in one recent poll, trailing the B.C. Greens on Vancouver Island. (Emphasis mine)

Poll prediction:
Liberals: 36%
NDP: 45%

Angus Reid forecast in its last poll before the election that the NDP was the party of choice for 45 per cent of decided voters and leaners, with the governing Liberals in second place with 36 per cent support.

B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark celebrates her party’s victory in the provincial election on May 14, 2013. (Credit: John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

However, on election night, May 14, it was reported that only 52% of eligible voters went to the polls. The Liberals seemingly shocked the news media, winning 44.4 per cent of the popular vote while the NDP ended up with 39.5 per cent, almost a complete reversal of what was predicted. The win gave the Liberals 50 of the province’s 85 seats, five more than the party had going into the election!

CBC News quoted pollsters at Angus Reid as saying that “voters failed to reveal their true intent prior to the election.” Really? Enmasse – by the thousands? You pollsters are all liars.

The surprising thing to me about the election results at that time were how non-surprising they were. I live in Metro Vancouver, with the majority of BC’s population living within its borders, in BC’s largest city and I didn’t know anyone that was actually voting NDP. Party leader Adrian Dix was less than inspirational and there was no burning reason not to vote for Christy Clark’s Liberals – you wanted to like her.

I strongly believe that pollsters intentionally attempted to sabotage the election and failed – then they attempted to spin the reasons they were wrong ad infinitim, ad nauseum.

Finally, realizing that wasn’t working either, they buried the story and pretended, for the most part, that the gaffe never happened. Several, like Angus Reid, have even gone so far as to change theit BC Election page… to talk about the election in 2017! That’s right, they erased all the info about the most recent election and now show only the one that’s scheduled for May 9, 2017 – 570 days away!
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Pollsters and Pundits – Well-Paid and Often Wrong
Pathetic Polling #1 – Bibby’s….Battle?
Pathetic Polling #2 – David Cameron’s….Demise?

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By Shawn J., Founding Editor
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Original:  May 15, 2014. Posted May 9, 2017

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Palestinian Phony Politics

I truly cannot think of any other place on earth where the government of a region so badly misrepresents or ignores the needs and wishes of its people, yet simultaneously receives such fanatical devotion and support from these same people Рas we witness today within the Palestinian Authority.


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Mahmoud Abbas, third from right, the Palestinian Authority president, at a Fatah party conference on Tuesday in Ramallah, West Bank. (Credit: Palestinian Preaidential Office/Reuters)

On Tuesday, November 28, the New York Times reported that a special conference of the Fatah political party kicked off in the city of Ramallah, in Israel’s¬†West Bank.

During the opening day, incumbent party leader Mahmoud Abbas was re-elected to another term  Рand as a result, was handed a further mandate  as President of the Palestinian Authority.

Long before the conference took place, however, Abbas had already solidified his decade-long hold on power by  purging most of his opponents and stacking the deck with supporters in his favour. Those carefully selected delegates wasted little time in formally re-electing him as the leader of Fatah, the political party that controls the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank Рa party closely connected to the Palestinian Liberation Organization  (PLO).

Thousands of Fatah delegates from around the world seated inside the conference hall. (Credit: Haytham Othman/MaanImages)
Thousands of Fatah delegates from around the world seated inside the conference hall. (Credit: Haytham Othman/MaanImages)

‚ÄúEverybody voted yes,‚ÄĚ a spokesman for Fatah, Mahmoud Abu al-Hija, told reporters who had not been allowed into the conference hall for the decision.

The conference, Fatah‚Äôs first in seven years, comes as the Palestinians face economic troubles, violent clashes among competing clans and the continuing Israeli so-called “occupation” of the West Bank.

Critics complain that Mr. Abbas’s leadership has grown out of touch. He responded to that criticism by demonstrating his continued grip on the Palestinian Authority and to rebuild the Fatah party leadership with allies.

Now 81 years old, Abbas will now be able to  also hold onto leadership for at least another five years, effectively silencing any opposition for the rest of the decade.

FULL STOPstop ¬†Folks, you need to be made aware of a very important point here, and since most Western media won’t tell you this, we will: Mahmoud Abbas is NOT¬†the legitimate President of the Palestinian Authority today, nor¬†has he been for¬†7 years!¬†

Abbas has been a regular bit player in the Middle East drama played out on Western news programs and 24-hour channels for the last decade, and is always¬†referred to as¬†the “President of the Palestinian Authority”

Cable news has been rushing to the lowest common denominator for years and will just keep getting worse. (Credit: Saysomethingblogcom)
Cable news has been rushing to the lowest common denominator for years and will just keep getting worse. (Credit: Saysomethingblog.com)

What’s the lesson in this? ¬†If the media tells a¬†Big Lie enough times, we will eventually believe it as fact.¬†¬†On that note, ¬†here’s how the situation with the Palestinian Authority Presidency unfolded:

  • January 5, 2005: ¬†¬†President Mahmoud Abbas was¬†elected to a 4-year term¬†by the citizens¬†of the Palestinian¬†Authority, which was to end January 9, 2009.

  • June 2008: ¬†With¬†the next presidential election just¬†6 months away,¬†Fatah again nominated¬†Mahmoud Abbas as their candidate.

  • December 2008: ¬†However, Abbas shocked everyone when¬†it was ¬†reported¬†that he wasn’t going¬†to¬†run for a second term.

  • November 5, 2009: ¬†the Guardian¬†reported that Abbas had¬†publicly announced his intention not to run for re-election – with the caveat, however, that he would¬†ONLY stay until the next Presidential election.

Election Evasion

The timeline above, my friends, is a lesson in how to remain in power indefinitely.  Abbas and his party Fatah got into a tug-of-war over the timing of the next Presidential election with the militant Palestinian group Hamas, who are sharing power with Fatah:

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    July 17, 2010:  Originally, the date of the presidential and parliamentary elections for the Palestinian Authority were to be held on this date, but they were postponed several times because of political disputes between Fatah and Hamas.

  • October 2011: ¬†Abbas calls for an election, but Hamas¬†disputes this, stating he didn’t have the authority or legitimacy to make that electoral call – and as a result, Hamas wouldn’t take part in the election.

  • November 2011: ¬†An¬†election date was called,¬†agreed on by both parties.

  • May 4, 2012:¬†Election not held,¬†due to further bickering.

  • December 20, 2013: Hamas called on the Palestinian Authority to form a six-month national unity government that would finally hold the election.

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    April 2014:  An agreement was finally reached between Fayah and Hamas to form a unity government, and for general actions to take place within six months of the agreement.

  • June 2, 2014: ¬†Unity government formed.

  • October¬†8, 2016 elections were finally called for this date. Then the New York Times¬†reported that the¬†Palestinian high court suspended municipal elections, on September 8, pending a second hearing after a challenge by a lawyer over balloting in East Jerusalem. Reports are that it won’t happen until December.

  • 2017?: The elections are expected to be the first elections in all of the Palestinian territories since Hamas’ takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007, as Hamas agreed to participate.

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Will we EVER see this scene again in the Palestinian Territories?

Now, with Abbas solidifying his power this week with Fatah, it could be seen as his way of keeping control regardless of the elections Рor he may even be attempting to scuttle them yet again.  The PLO wants him to name a successor, which seems unlikely after giving Abbas a 5-year extension.  The bickering is sure to continue.

Meanwhile the Palestinian people protest Israel’s treatment of them, but seem to still support this sham¬†government, but not Abbas – a June 2-4 poll¬†conducted¬†by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research¬†were clear and¬†surprising:

The survey, conducted June 2-4, showed that 65% of the public in the West Bank and Gaza Strip want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign. ‚ÄúDemand for Abbas‚Äô resignation stands at 64% in the West Bank and 67% in the Gaza Strip,‚ÄĚ read the findings. The survey indicated that 31% want Abbas to remain in office.

If presidential elections were held now, according to the poll, Abbas and two other candidates ‚ÄĒ Ismail Haniyeh, deputy chairman of Hamas’ political bureau, and Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is currently incarcerated in Israel ‚ÄĒ would receive 20%, 35% and 40% of the vote, respectively.

That must be a punch in the gut to Abbas, knowing that the Palestinian people would rather elect someone in JAIL IN ISRAEL FOR LIFE over him?  And is it any wonder?  We have reported in the past that:

  • the Palestinian government had been building a palace for the president at a time when they were also asking for donations from the international community in order to keep themselves from starving. In that same story, we also shared the REAL story the media didn’t want to tell you about the electric power being turned off for 45 minutes in winter across the Palestinian Authority… because the Palestinian government had not paid their $500 million power bill for over a year!

  • Sodastream, an Israeli company had¬†became a major target for the BDS movement, and as a result 600 Palestinians lost their jobs when the plant was forced to move out of the Palestinian Territories. ¬†The attitude of the Palestinian spokesman was very revealing, having stated that some collateral damage was necessary in this war against Israel. I should note that these Palestinian workers were making up to 5 TIMES what they could have made in the Palestinian Territories for a similar position. Photos of the workers weeping on their last day at the plant went viral around the world.

Continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
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Posted Decembe 1, 2016

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Hillary, WE ALMOST Forgot That One…

Perhaps you’ve heard this one before. We thought it worth repeating:

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a bar. Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says, “The media is really tearing you apart for That Scandal.


Hillary: “You mean my lying about Benghazi?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean the massive voter fraud?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

img_0433Hillary: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Using my secret private server with classified material to hide my activities?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, hiring cronies, taking bribes from foreign countries?

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean the drones being operated in our own country without the benefit of the law?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

img_0431Hillary: “Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million, and right afterward it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Whitewater? Vince Foster? Commodity Deals?”

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The funding of neo-Nazisimg_0432 in the Ukraine that led to the toppling of the democratically-elected president and to the biggest crisis that country has had since WWII?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Turning Libya into chaos?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Being the mastermind of the so-called ‚ÄúArab Spring‚ÄĚ that only brought chaos, death and destruction to the Middle East and North Africa ?

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Leaving four Americans, including our Ambassador, to die in Benghazi while I slept.

Trump: “No, the other one.”

img_0430Hillary: “Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?”

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The funding and arming of terrorists in Syria, the destruction and destabilization of that nation, giving the order to our lapdogs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to give sarin gas to the “moderate” terrorists in Syria that they eventually used on civilians, and framed Assad, and had it not been for the Russians and Putin, we would have used that as a pretext to invade Syria, put a puppet in power, steal their natural resources, and leave that country in total chaos, just like we did with Libya?

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The creation of the biggest refugees crisis since WWII?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Leaving Iraq in total chaos?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

img_0433Hillary: “The DOJ spying on the press?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance executives?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Giving our cronies in Solyndra $500 million dollars, and 3 months later they declared bankruptcy, and then the Chinese bought it?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General Investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

img_0429Hillary: “Me, The IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?”

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Threats to all of Bill’s former mistresses to keep them quiet”

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “I give up! … Oh wait, you don’t mean the time when I stole $200,000 worth of White House furniture and silverware after Bill left Office?”

Trump: “THAT’S IT! I almost forgot about that one”.

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Thanks to multi-faceted collusion between the Clinton campaign and main stream media organizations, America is developing a very serious case of historical amnesia. While this could be a potentially fatal condition, the prognosis for long-term recovery is promising if treated quickly. I prescribe viewing the following documentaries, which you must take in their entirety to gain the desired effect (click on the movie posters to go to the respective YouTube videos):

hillary_the_movie_poster b2221_hillarys-america_mn asdf 14196_310x459…Followed¬†by a brisk walk in the fresh air to the local voting /¬†station near you as soon as possible to vote for “Anyone But Hillary”.

We must purge the nation of the Clintons’ toxic politics. America, It’s not too late – you CAN¬†be well again.

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By Shawn J., Founding Editor
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Posted October 12, 2016

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Donald Trump And Israel

Today, I am serving notice to the thousands of global followers of our Calling Out Community blog site and Twitter feed, that I am officially endorsing, and will be fully supporting through every avenue available, Mr. Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. ¬†And here’s why…


imageI have had the privilege in the last 2 years Рsince starting this blog on July 28, 2016 Рto speak to some of my 7,000+ followers, now in 100 countries of the world Рthe largest two delegations being my beloved Canada (2,965) followed by the United States of America (2,065), with the third-largest group encompassing my 288 wonderful friends in the United Kingdom.

I’d like to believe that we have had success connecting with Americans because we share so many things:¬†Canada and the United States are each other’s largest trading partner – over $660 billion a year!¬†We share¬†a common language, an¬†equivalent legal and social order, common ancestry with Great Britain – we¬†even share¬†a¬†continent, of¬†course, including¬†the¬†largest international¬†border in the world – over 8,891 kilometres (5,525¬†mi) long!¬† Eight Canadian provinces and territories (Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick), and thirteen U.S. states (Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine) are located along the border.

So without a doubt, we are interchangeably linked for life.  As a result, the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 U.S. presidential election has an impact on Canadians as well, and therefore dominates both the topics covered by my blog, as well as on the lives of thousands of its followers. As a result, I am going on record today to officially endorse Mr. Donald J. Trump as my choice for President of the United States of America.

trumpaipac-497x350Back on March 21, Donald Trump gave a landmark address at the AIPAC (America-Israel Public Affairs Committee) meetings in Washington, DC on the relationship of Israel and the United States – which I saw in its entirety today for the first time this morning.

(You can click to either WATCH the entire speech on YouTube, or READ the full transcript, courtesy of Time Magazine)

Mr. Trump pledged to rip up the Iranian nuclear deal, to force the Palestinians back to the bargaining table with Israel or face sanctions, and to rebuild the US relationship with its best friend and only democracy in the Middle East, the State of Israel.

The AIPAC later apologized for the speech – one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard of – because Mr Trump criticized Barack Obama from their stage, a sitting President, for his efforts against the Jewish State.

What made that apology even more bizarre was the fact that without a doubt, those comments had the biggest reaction from the crowd – a very spontaneous, very unexpected (even for Mr Trump) uproarious standing ovation that lasted several minutes.

Only one other statement garnered a standing ovation of the same magnitude – when Mr. Trump pledged that, when elected President, he would immediately begin preparations to move the American embassy to “the eternal city of Jerusalem”.

Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu – Pence “cherishes” Israel. (Credit: Office of the Prime Minister of Israel‚Äôs Google+ Page)

Mr. Trump’s pick for Vice President, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, is one of the greatest friends of Israel in the United States today. Earlier this year, he signed a bipartisan bill (passing 47 to 3) that would divest his state from local businesses that take part in the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement. In other words, if a company was openly hostile toward Israel in its practices, the state would pull out of any investments it had in that company.

(Read more at http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/national/mike-pence-seen-having-strong-israel-record#Tq2kre9AZimiGx0x.99)

Based on what I’ve seen and heard of late, Mr. Trump has very strong support for Israel – the strongest I’ve heard from a Presidential candidate in decades – something which I consider to be the most important qualification for President today.

Any friend of Israel is a friend of ours.  Period.

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The StudentÔĽŅ Who Defied The United Nations For Israel

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United Nations Human Rights Council Chambers (Credit: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

On March 12, 2011, 24-year old student Amram Hussain was invited to speak to the world leaders gathered for the 16th Human Rights Council of the United Nations General Assembly, the most prestigious and powerful international body for the supposed promotion of human rights in the world.

As the ambassador of the European Union of Jewish Students, Mr. Hussain gave a powerful and impassioned speech against the constant attacks of the Human Rights Council toward the State of Israel.

img_7939The remarks aren’t surprising coming from this organization. ¬†The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) is an umbrella organization for 34 national Jewish student unions in Europe, representing over 200,000 Jewish students.

Why this was so significant, however, is the fact that Mr. Hussain isn’t even Jewish.¬† In fact, he was born, raised and identifies himself …

… as a Muslim!

Here in its entirety, is one of the most powerful speeches in support of Israel ever uttered in the United Nations building in New York:

Thank you very much Mr. President.

I’m proud to be speaking today as the Ambassador of the Ruropean Union of Jewish Students, an umbrella organization representing over two hundred thousand students.

I stand before this Council as a Muslim, not to further demonize the nation of Israel but to remind you of the moral obligation we all have here today to protect the only country in the world whose very existence is constantly under attack.

I come here today to ask questions:  why is Israel consistently and conspicuously singled out for condemnation on the grounds of human rights violations yet the world turns a blind eye to the human rights situations within the rest of the Arab countries or some of the nations from the Far East or Northern Africa.

1930225412The world was very quick to condemn Israel for defending itself from Hamas’ unrelenting rockets and mortar attacks from Gaza. ¬†I ask you what about the human rights of Israeli Jews, Israeli Muslims, Israeli Christians, living constantly in fear of attacks from Hamas. ¬†Are their human rights not as important as the rest of the international community?

EUJS as a youth movement believes in tolerance and campaigns heavily on non-discrimination of all. We have taken a number of actions to fight Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism. 

It is however a fact of history and it is a fact of our nature that we can choose to be between good and evil.  And let us not forget that even now there are those who will choose evil and would launch another Holocaust if left unchecked.

People like Ahmadinejad should not be encouraged by the Human Rights Council but halted from his anti-Israel agenda. 

Israel-Apartheid-Week.jpgAs a consequence of decisions being made at this Council, Anti-Semitism has regained a place at our universities, where at times it is not the mob who are removed but the Jewish students under attack and under the shadow of a hateful ideology with global ambitions – one which targets the Jewish homeland as a scapegoat.

Of course, like any country Israel should be subjected to fair criticism and and like any free country Israel subjects itself to such criticism.  However when there are members of the international community present here today that do not even accept the existence of Israel, how will such a nation ever be subjected to fair criticism.

Finally, Mister President, I request the international community gathered here today to take on their solemn duty to protect and promote human dignity at home and abroad by defending the vulnerable and by challenging the aggressors.

I was honored to have been the representative of the European Union of Hewish Students at the Sixteenth Session of the Human Rights Council. ¬†As a person of all faiths and strongly embedded in all three Abrahamic religions, I was proud to be a Jewish voice at this Council.¬† I am an active member of my university’s Jewish society and the British Union of Jewish Students. ¬†It was therefore a privilege to take part in the student movement at an international level.

UNITED NATIONS- Unhuman Rights Council- where even USA refuses to sign WOMEN R EQUAL and children matter -education counts 4 allun-hrc-cartoon.jpgI am an active campaigner for human rights and justice all over the world.  However, I have always remained disheartened by the disproportionate and unfair focus of the Human Rights Council on Israel, the disregard to the rights to human dignity for Israelis and the ignorance showed to some of the worst human rights violators around the world. 

I have spoken where I can via the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service and various other NGO’s and civil societies criticizing the Council for acting according to political considerations as opposed to human rights.

However, I have never been more concerned of the consequences of the Human Rights Council’s resolutions against Israel. As a result, we now see Anti-Semitism having a stronger voice at our universities.

It is for this reason i felt my voice was strongest represented from the largest Jewish student voice at the Human Rights Council. The EUJS campaigns for the non-discrimination of all and has lead the European student voice with its constituent members in addressing not only Jewish issues but issues affecting humanity as a whole. 

Although I claim Judaism, Christianity and Islam as all my religions, I have been nutured as a Muslim all my life. ¬†It was therefore an opportunity for me to support the EUJS’ progressive agenda in interfaith collaboration and strengthen its voice at this Council.

It was difficult to face such a biased audience at the Council. However I remain proud that I have joined your movement in protecting and promoting human dignity for the citizens of the nation whose very existence is persistently under attack.

Thank you very much. May the peace and blessings of God be with us all.

Facebook-Banner_NEW2_Quote_5-e1435534500342What a brave young man, and how disheartening it was to hear that in the 2015 British general election, when he ran as a Labour party candidate in North East Hampshire, that clearly some political enemies of Israel plotted against his campaign to ensure he didn’t get elected.

I really do hope that he will not give up on politics – it needs voices like his more than ever.


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Alberta – WAKE UP

By Calling Out Community, posted January 20, 2016.  Updated February 10, 2016

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil
is for good men to do nothing.”

Edmund Burke

Alberta, I love you and I was one of you for nearly 20 years.  I have a relatively good idea how you used to think and feel Рbut what gives with this NDP thing?

During my last 4 years in Alberta, I worked in the PC (Conservative) government of iconic Premier Ralph Klein, as the constituency Manager for one of his junior cabinet Ministers, meeting thousands of fellow residents and dealing with hundreds of individual issues of importance to them. It was only when my Minister lost his seat in the November 2004 election – and I subsequently became instantly unemployed – that I decided to make the move to British Columbia during the lifetime of an opportunity that I thought was the opportunity of a lifetime.

For years I regretted that decision, feeling that Alberta was the greatest province, in the greatest country in the world in which to live, work, dream, and make a difference.  BC seemed so backwards and foreign and unfriendly and less entrepreneurial and much less caring.

downloadI don’t think that anymore. Today I look at that fair province and I think “Stranger, who are you, and what have you done with Alberta’s body?”

I know what I’m talking about when I say that, with all due respect, the fault for all of the idiocy that the current NDP government is imposing on Albertans falls squarely at the feet of the PC and Wildrose Parties.¬† The fact that they ARE still two parties will ensure that Notley and her Motley Crew of socialist minions destroy the very moral fabric that the province was built on since 1905.

Premier Klein must be rolling over in his grave.

HOW DARE YOU allow the province to fall apart while you snipe at each other. Get in your offices, get on the phones, and set up a joint caucus meeting NOW to discuss amalgamation and termination of this nonsensical NDP “mandate”. ¬†

On December 9, the leader of the Wildrose Party, Brian Jean, called for just such merger.  Since the PC Party is the real reason for a fractured right to begin with, Rick McIver, as interim leader, it falls on you to get on that phone.

Polling numbers tell the real story, which Insight West provided to the Edmonton Journal on November 12.  They show support for the various parties as follows Рnumbers indicate the total support (and support amongst decided voters)

  • Albera New Democrats (NDP) – 25% (33%)
  • Wildrose Party – 22% (28%)
  • Progressive Conservatives – 16% (21%)
  • Liberals – 10%
  • Alberta Party – 2%
  • Don’t know – 22%

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During the election in May 2015, the NDP garnered almost 41% while the PCs and Wildrose captured 28% and 24% respectively. ¬†But let’s get real – this wasn’t a vote for the NDP, it was a vote away from you right wing yahoos that couldn’t get your leadership in line over the last few years. ¬†Uniting the right must be the first priority – running after undecided voters who likely won’t even vote is a waste of time.

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Centre Street Church in Calgary.  At over 5,000 members, it is0 the largest church in Canada. (CREDIT: Globe and Mail)

And to the Church in Alberta regardless of denomination – there will never be enough true NDP supporters in the entire province to counter the power of the¬†true Church. You even have the largest church in Canada located in your midst (Centre Street in Calgary). ¬†For the sake of all that’s holy STEP UP and PUSH BACK. Jesus said to render to Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and to God that which is God’s. If you honestly believe that the spiritual and moral compass for your cities belongs in the hands of Caesar, then by means do nothing. And you will go down as the¬†generation that saw the beginning of the end of society as you knew it.¬†You will be responsible.

story_slug__-10On January 14, 2016, Education Minister David¬†Eggen launched this cultural war full throttle by introducing a guide¬†for schools boards on how to “properly” deal with transgender¬†students¬†in¬†elementary through¬†secondary school.¬†¬†It literally forces school boards to offer everything from bathroom space to correct pronouns to proper clothing guidelines to these so-called ‘gender diverse’ he/she/it students – most of which¬†are still very much impressionable young¬†minds that¬†did not yet possess the emotional maturity to make such moral decisions alone.

Now its been awhile since I was in high school in Alberta but I don’t think there’s been some rash of¬†transgender students popping up in our school system, and this isn’t really about that.¬†¬†It’s about softening our moral code in schools which leads to a newly defined generation of adults down the road.

What really ticked me off was the audacity of the NDP trolls to¬†say this¬†wasn’t¬†a “legal document” – yet school boards that didn’t comply could be defunded.¬† This is how left wing politics works – if deemed¬†unacceptable by the main stream, just make it illegal to disobey.¬†¬†Heil Hitler.

This¬†isn’t politics – it’s a declaration of a culture war and you are losing by default – you’re not even on the right battlefield. This rachel-notley-laughingcurrent dictate from the Wicked Witch’s throne must not stand.¬†Jehu knew enough to call for Queen Jezebel to be¬†throw¬† out the window (2 King’s 9:33)¬†and end her evil reign. Stop pattycaking with this #looneyleftwing shrew.¬† We maybe can’t feed her to the dogs but we can certainly make her every move look like¬†a dog’s breakfast.

Christians should be phoning their MLAs or MPs by the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS. Stop standing around, looking at each other and clucking your tongues. Get out there and FIGHT BACK.

If the NDP – who really won this election by default and nothing else – are not countered, they will stop at nothing to eliminate all threats in their way – including YOU. Impossible? Laughing? Yah that’s what we all thought on May 4 last year.

corrigan-ndp-surprise-for-alberta-tories.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterboxIf you’re looking for the “slippery slope” that leads to the destruction of the traditional Alberta way of life, I suggest you turn around – it’s been in your rear-view mirror since May 5, 2015 – the date of the general election. The fat lady has sung, the Devil has bought a snowblower, and pigs are flying everywhere. WAKE UP ALBERTA.

I plead with the PC Party and Wildrose Party – for God’s sake and the future of Alberta, will you both GROW UP, MAKE UP, JOIN UP and KNOCK OFF this pathetic slug and her socialist hordes in the next election (if not sooner).

I’d start today – you have a lot of bloody work to do to fix this mess.

Election result 2015

NDP                                604,515

Wildrose                        360,511
PC Party                         413,607
UNITE THE RIGHT – 774,118

See the problem yet?

And the only solution?

#abpoli #pcaa #wildrose

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Pollsters and Pundits – Well-Paid and Often Wrong

by Calling Out Community, Posted October 18, 2015. Updated January 2, 2016,

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Take heart, Conservative voters!  In this final weekend before Election Day, the conclusion of the longest election campaign in Canadian history, the pollsters are once again coronating the selfie-loving clown Justin Trudeau as our next Prime Minister.  But the pollsters are not always right Рin fact, sometimes they are both incorrect and actually guilty of attempting to rig the election results.

In what seems like a constant occurrence lately, we hear of election after election where a small or big “C” conservative in power didn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning his/her seat. ¬†Yet on election night, this candidate has some massive revival amongst voters, and end up winning some nonsensically unbalanced, TKO, majority-seat victory, much to the shock and horror of the pollsters, and the media outlets depending on their data to be accurate.

We could understand it if the win fell inside of the +/- for that survey or exit poll ¬†– but they don’t. ¬†Often it’s so blatantly obvious that the pollsters and pundits are attempting to hijack the election, get the leftist candidate in of their choice, while discounting the opposing candidates.

It’s easy enough to do. ¬†You just have to read a bit more background info into the polling method. ¬†I worked my way through 4 years of college by working for a market research firm, and learned quickly that you can make polling data say whatever you want:

  • What question did they ask? ¬†Was it a leading question – for example, “Albertans are notorious red necks. John Doe (Conservative) is an Albertan. ¬†Do you think John Doe shares your values?” ¬†Many might say “no, he sure doesn’t”, assuming he’s a redneck from the leading question – even though John Doe has 6 university degrees and only dressed up once as a redneck…for Hallowe’en. ¬†That particular poll respondent is also obviously completely out of touch with who John Doe is – especially if all they know of¬†him they learned from the pollster’s question!
  • Where did the polling take place? For example, if you wanted to push for Liberals to look good, do all the phone survey work in traditionally Liberal ridings. ¬†Don’t tell me that doesn’t happen, because it often does.

Damaged professional ethics and possible illegalities aside, the pollsters who participate in these hijinks apparently don’t have any self-respect or pride in their career path, or they would try to be as accurate as possible.¬†¬†And why is it that they only seem to be REALLY wrong when the person happens to be a conservative?

MAY3184-1024x701While doing the Sunday talk show circuit, commentators and left-wing political “experts” (aka operatives for the Democrats in the U.S or Liberals / NDP in Canada) will official crown their candidate the heir apparent, and soon thereafter give the polling numbers that clearly back up their original hypothesis. ¬†Sounds logical at first.

Then comes Election Day – and all day long the same looney left dipsticks fill the 24-hour news cycle with “exit polling” to confirm again their anointed one is set to win. ¬†Who exactly did they poll and where? ¬†Then the polls close, and we learn (much to NO ONE’s surprise but these ‘experts’) ¬†the main conservative¬†contender wiped them off the map – again, usually a small or big “C” conservative.

Coincidence?  Not even remotely.

Harper, Trudeau or Mulcair – who will lead now?

The Canadian federal election is tomorrow РMonday, October 19.  It has been a very long campaign Рso long in fact, that both Justin Trudeau (Liberal Рtwice in fact!) and Thomas Mulcair (NDP) have been anointed the new Prime Minister of Canada, even though their polling data showed that the Conservatives were in fact ahead of both parties at the time.

Don’t let the pollsters discourage you from voting.¬† Yes, they have Justin Trudeau 6 points ahead – and it suspiciously came out of nowhere. ¬†This is the same guy that a month ago was trailing in 3rd place.¬† What exactly has he said or done in the last few months to look better, sound better, or be better as a leader.¬† NOTHING.¬† So once again, they are using polling method foolishness to try to rig an election and get a win for their guy.

I am praying, as are many people, that Canadians are not stupid enough to vote for Justin Trudeau’s party.¬† He is a mindless bimbo who keeps putting his foot in his mouth everywhere he goes.¬† He doesn’t deserve to be Prime Minister because people like his hair, or because his dad was.¬† Only the most qualified should lead, and that will continue to be Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

harper_cp_9376962Now, pollsters are pulling out this nonsense that the vast majority of people in Canada want “change”.¬† I’d like to see the question that was asked for that one – as I don’t believe Canadians are bored with success. ¬†Desperate for a win, the¬†Liberals and NDP even manufactured a recession at the beginning¬†of the campaign, which quickly blew up in their faces.¬† These leftwing jackasses will do anything to try to win.¬† You must not let them.¬† DO not stay home voteless on election day – it could be Canada’s most important election.

The future of our nation depends on you.  On Monday, VOTE CONSERVATIVE.

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See our related articles:
Pathetic Polling #1 – Bibby’s….Battle?
Pathetic Polling #2 – David Cameron’s….Demise?
Pathetic Polling #3 – Christy Clark’s….Collapse?

Election 2015 (Week 1): Bring It On!

by Calling Out Community, Posted August 10, 2015
For the week of August 2-8, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, after calling the election last Sunday. (Credit: The Canadian Press)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, after calling the election last Sunday. (Credit: The Canadian Press)

Last Sunday, August 2, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called what some have calculated will be the longest election campaign in Canadian history, running 11 weeks (78 days) and culminating in the Monday, October 19 federal election.

At¬†316 km2, my home city of Surrey is the largest of the 24 municipalities making up Metro Vancouver, and is growing by more than 1,000/month, soon to overtake Vancouver as Western Canada’s largest city. As a result, all of Surrey’s ridings were recently redrawn, with the addition of one new riding. ¬†My own riding has been resized and renamed Surrey Centre (formerly Surrey North). Across BC, there are 6 brand new seats (we have a total of 42 now), making us one of the biggest¬†battlegrounds in Canada for this federal election, along with Ontario and Alberta.

IMG_0117I’m so happy to see that the Conservative Party in my riding is clearly ready for that battle, having nominated a truly stellar candidate 3 months ago (May 3) – Mr. SUCHA¬†THIND. Lawn signs are already popping up from their campaign all over the city.

Mr. Thind’s life story gives¬†a face to the¬†Canadian Dream at its best,¬†reminding us how and by whom this fantastic country was founded and built. As a young university graduate, Mr. Thind¬†immigrated to Canada in his 20s from India to start a new life for his family here, working in several local businesses when he first arrived.

Mr. Sucha Thind. Credit: Sucha Thind Campaign site
Mr. Sucha Thind. Credit: Sucha Thind Campaign site

Then, over 20 years ago, he founded Mainland Aluminum in Surrey, an aluminum railing business. He can be proud of his mentorship of an untold number of other business leaders in the area for decades, as well as being a strong employer for the region ever since.

In comparison, Mr.Jasbir Sandhu, our current NDP Member of Parliament, has done such an (cough) admirable job – I actually had to do a Google search to remind myself again who my MP was – and as you can see from my blog, I do tend to keep in touch with what’s going on out there.

Sandhu was elected first in 2011 on the “orange wave” (which I think crested years ago) of NDP popularity – when all kinds of less-than-stellar NDP candidates were swept into the role of Official Opposition under the leadership of the late Jack Layton – not because they were any good, but because the Liberal leader¬†Michael Ignatieff was so bad.¬† Thomas Mulcair – not much better.¬† And it wasn’t a vote against the Conservatives either at the time¬†– the party won their first majority government in that election.

Sandhu has worked as a “business analyst, a customs officer, a self-employed building contractor, a truck driver, taxi driver and factory worker” according to his site, and a “program manager” (whatever that involves) for 15 years at the Justice Institute. Wow – does that ever sound random.¬† I’m not seeing what makes him particularly quailified to represent me in Ottawa, and I say that when he’s actually already done the job for the last 4 years.¬† Thus I’ll be working my butt off to avoid a repeat performance.

As an MP, his website says he “advocated for his constituents by bringing attention to the issues facing students, seniors and veterans, and to challenges of the immigration system.” That’s a joke, right? As a constituency manager for an Alberta MLA for 3.5 years, I can say without hesitation that he just gave the basic job description of EVERY Member of Parliament. Big deal.

NDPPolls_600pxSandhu’s campaign site then states:

  • He has introduced legislation to restore federal protection for Bear Creek“. ¬†Bill C-538, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Bear Creek) was introduced for First Reading June 16, 2013. On October 16, 2013 it was reinstated from the 1st to 2nd sessions of the 41st Parliament – which is where it died.¬† FAIL
  • “[He introduced legislation] to provide funding for successful youth gang prevention programs”.¬†¬†Private Members Bill M-407, Youth gang prevention¬†was¬†“placed in the¬†order of precedence” on June 18, 2015. after beomg resinstated from a previous session of Parliament on October 16, 2013.¬† After two years, this is how far it’s gotten?¬† His own site has a page entitled: “Let’s make youth gang prevention a priority”.¬† Try to navigate to that page, however, and you get a “404 – Page Not Found” error in giant letters.¬†SOME PRIORITY – FAIL.
  • Sandhu also sponsored a motion demanding an official apology for the Komagata Maru tragedy.¬† May 28, 2012 he introduced a motion in the House. On August 3, 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appeared at the Ghadri Babiyan Da Mela (festival) in Surrey, B.C., to issue an apology. People there were upset it wasn’t done in Parliament, but Jason Kenney stated the P.M. wasn’t going to repeat himself.¬† End of that situation.¬† FAIL

For those Conservatives who are ringing their hands about this upcoming election – calm down. I predict a lot more vote splitting on the left this time around with Trudeau as leader. I don’t see that being to the Conservatives detriment – Trudeau looks like a champ against the NDP’s Mulcair, but against our Prime Minister, he looks more like a chimp and a chump.¬† He’s a hack with very little experience and no real talents to speak of, attempting to use Daddy’s name (good or otherwise) to advance his own fortunes.

may3161And as¬†for all the theatrics in the polls, showing Mulcair’s NDP actually leading in the country, a few thoughts. The media had crowned Trudeau the guy to beat in this election a few months ago, remember? That seems to have vanished. Worst case scenario and the NDP wins the election…the polls don’t suggest the Liberals even being the Opposition either.¬† Shows how much the media gets it right.

Desperate to try to convince voters we need a change, the NDP and the Liberals are now pushing the “Canada is in a recession” monologue.¬† Really? Based on what?
– the Globe & Mail‘s Michael Babad wrote in an August 10th Report on Business piece that Canada’s politicians should “stop saying we are in a recession“. The numbers just don’t support that theory yet.
– the unemployment rate, the most important of these signals, sits at 6.8%, and has remained exactly the same for the last six months in a row. According to Statistics Canada, our economy actually added 166,000 jobs since last year at this time. In fact, with over 1.2 million net new jobs since the 2009 recession, Canada’s economy is on the right track. And this despite the bad energy sector numbers of late.

Over the coming weeks of this historically-long campaign, we will profile the four key leaders going into this election (the Bloc will not be given the courtesy, as they are not a national party in any capacity): Prime Minister Harper (Conservative), Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Thomas Mulcair (NDP) and Elizabeth May (Green Party).

We have a clear choice between zero experience and dim ideas (Trudeau), the environmental lobby destroying our economy (May), a socialist with no personality (Mulcair)…

…or a man who has stood tall on the world stage for a decade (Stephen Harper), leading us out of near-Depression in 2009, building our credibility around the world, while making our economy the strongest of G8 members.¬† Three Canadian cities in 2014 made the list¬†of the top 10 most livable cities in the world¬† (Vancouver #3, Toronto #4 and Calgary #5) .

The 2015 report from the Reputation Institute also ranked Canada as the #1 most reputable country in the world, based on a variety of environmental, political, and economic factors – for the third year in a row.

None of this happens by accident.

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‚úĒÔłŹ Pathetic Polling #2 – David Cameron’s… Demise?

by Calling Out Community, Posted May 8, 2015. Updated January 2, 2016.

British Prime Minister David Cameron wasn't having a good time during the general election in May 2015.
British Prime Minister David Cameron wasn’t having a good time during the general election in May 2015. (Credit:¬†International Business Times¬†)

In early May, 2015, Labour Party leader David Miliband had detailed an action plan to start to oust current British Prime Minister David Cameron from Downing Street on the day after the general election, based on the private polling that showed the party ahead in key marginal seats.

The party leader was ready, if necessary, to form a minority Labour government that might later make an offer of a deal with the Liberal Democrats to strengthen his legitimacy, so confident was he of being able to reach No 10.

British Prime Minister David Cameron was in trouble, the pollsters squawked constantly on SkyNews, CNN International and formidable papers the Guardian, Telegraph and others, and the election was expected to be one of the closest in British history.

Poll prediction:
Conservatives (Cameron): 34%
Labour (Miliband): 34%

However, the gloom and doom didn’t translate at the polls, as the Guardian reported:

David Cameron is smiles after winning a majority government.
David Cameron is smiles after winning a majority government. (Credit: USA Today)

British prime minister David Cameron has confounded pollsters and pundits by winning a sensational second five-year term in office for his Conservative party.

This time Cameron will be free from the constraints of coalition with the centrist Liberal Democrats. The Lib Dems, Cameron’s partners in office since 2010, were almost wiped out, and their leader, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, resigned on Friday morning.

Cameron’s victory in Thursday’s general election obliterated opposition leader Ed Miliband’s hopes of eking out a small win for Labour. Miliband also resigned in the wake of the defeat.

With all 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had 331, Labour 232, the SNP 56 and the Liberal Democrats eight. In practice 323 Members of Parliament is the number needed to form a majority government.

Remember, David Cameron was possibly going to lose the election, and who had only governed previously with a coalition. Now here he is with a majority government, with both of his closest opposition leaders resigned.  And smiling broadly for the cameras, as well he should.
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