Bruce Kay 
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Re: “You can't make this stuff up ...

It is a high statistical probability . That actually is a fact. The odds that you have even a scintilla of the required skill to formulate a reliable judgement on anything that you just listed is so statistically low that I'm willing to bet 200 bucks on it right now and I can back it up. I can prove to a substantive degree that you lack the required skill.

To that end you must provide your full identifying name along with all your professional and academic training and experience. You know.... sort of like how any credible professional accounts for themselves

You game big boy?

Posted by Bruce Kay on 07/15/2019 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of July 11th

Liberalism is built on a foundation of cynicism?????

HAHAHAHAHAHA you are sidesplittingly hilarious! Thanks for that one, i hadn't actually heard Laura Ingram tell that one yet. Knee slapper!

Hey if you like "opposite day" you'll love this - It is Trump explaining to us all that there is no one less prejudice that the very stable genius!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 07/15/2019 at 3:15 PM

Re: “You can't make this stuff up ...

What "you would say" would be worth listening to if you actually had any skill.

Unfortunately, you fall prey to the common error of gloating over the often used quote from Mark Twain without even knowing the full quote and the scientifically robust meaning that becomes obvious if only you did:

"Mark Twain popularized the saying in Chapters from My Autobiography, published in the North American Review in 1906. "Figures often beguile me," he wrote, "particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: 'There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."


Statistics beguile you DavidM...... particularly when you arrange them yourself.

I got news for you. You are that fish in the barrel you talk about!

Posted by Bruce Kay on 07/15/2019 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of July 11th

Thats a lot of words to avoid the basic blazingly obvious fact that 80% of Ezra Levants energy goes straight to peddling flat out racial bigotry.

And the other 20% is denial of climate change

The two horsemen of the Right Wing Authoritarian apocalypse dressed up as sage and sober criticism of the man who wears funny socks. You can put lipstick on a pig all you want...

Its still a pig

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-wing_a…

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 07/14/2019 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of July 11th

Correction: To be perfectly factual, to say that Donald Trump Dog whistles his racial, ethnic and gender prejudice is to blur the lines of semantics a bit. He does Dog Whistle plenty but every now and then he wears his colours proudly!

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/…

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 07/14/2019 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of July 11th

Thats it DaveM, keep talking. I knew I could squeeze your true intent and nature out of you at some point and its necessary for the good but generally sheltered people of Whistler to see what really lies lurking beneath the chubby chipmunk cheeks of Canadian Conservatism.

Don't leap spectacularly to the conclusion of "kick out". I never said anything of the sort in fact I implied it would be your choice, if you find that Canada - a Liberal Democracy - is just a little too Liberal for you. Liberalism is all about individual freedom and opportunity, be it leave to go live in Russia if you like or to wear a turban or a crucifix or a Kirpan or marry your partner in equality or receive equality in health care or equality in economic opportunity or any number of fundamental freedoms inherent in any Liberal Democracy.

Which a place like Russia - what is known as a Pseudo or illiberal Democracy - does not have so perhaps you would be happier there.

Ezra Levant is no dummy and he is very well skilled in the very limits of legality that only Liberal democracies can provide. He, like Trump, is perfectly aware that while his rabid fans wish to be more overt and less ambiguous about their authoritarian needs and desires, strategy dictates a more nuanced messaging:

The Dog Whistle.

When a "news agency" spends about 80% of its resources blathering on about how Islam is "not a religion of Peace", thats about as obvious a Dog Whistle as it gets. We know what he's hinting at. 1930's National Socialists were no less full of the same hints.

Perhaps you will now conclude that I, the CBC, GD Maxwell and all the other illiberal Liberals spend 80% of our resources dog whistling that Canadian Conservatism is "not the religion of Peace"? Fair enough I can argue on that point but its not "hate". It is debate and criticism, all to do with the extent and limits of Liberalism in a Liberal Democracy and to put it in context, authoritarianism is by definition illiberal. Liberals of course can and should be intolerant. They should be intolerant of intolerance

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 07/14/2019 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of July 11th

What you consider "the best bar none" is rated by fact checkers as both extreme right wing bias and unreliable in accuracy.

The Rebel also is not a member of any professional journalism, media or broadcasting association which governs its members by a code of ethics. When it was still Sun Media (aka FOX North) Ezra Levant infamously was disciplined for ethical transgressions numerous times by the mandatory governing association and when it died he chose deliberately to avoid all and any similar professional peer review of his content and conduct at the Rebel. His only "peer " now is you.

Even without that level of scrutiny, he has been lambasted numerous times for ever more blatant ethical malfeasance that was so obvious and repellant that even his most reliable parasites abandoned his septic host body for less poisonous waters to the point of near bankruptcy. Good thing his production facility is rent free in his mom's basement.

At any rate, this is all besides the point which is to what degree can GD Maxwell's own journalism be characterized as "hate" by comparison. As I clearly pointed out, it might rub your fur the wrong way but it sure as hell isn't hate if by your gold standard the Rebel also isn't. So is it? You tell me.

Next time you get "bent" about Max or the CBC or whatever just remember that you are getting bent about what is typically factual reporting or at worse some hyperbolic opinion that is vetted and disciplined by their competitors and peers and on the grand scale of things isn't nearly as consistently biased or mangled as your own hero and his long history of disbarments, social and professional repudiations and libel suits.

Its not hate. Its called criticism and if you can't handle it, maybe you need a country where such a thing doesn't exist

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 07/13/2019 at 9:58 PM

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