Friday, June 7

Abbotsford BC Conservative MLA Bruce Banman is irate “UBC academics” are calling for the Sumas valley to be allowed to flood. Only problem is the “UBC academic” is actually the president of his party.

Comments from the B.C. Conservative Party president on the future of a significant part of Abbotsford spun local politicians into a frenzy last week. Aisha Estey, the president of the provincial conservatives, responded to a question related to a recent UBC report that stated allowing the Sumas Prairie area to turn back into a lake is necessary due to a number of factors related to climate change.

Meanwhile, John Rustad is just fine with BC Con candidates using anti-LGBTQ slurs.

Infowars is going under. Alex Jones is finally on the hook for his vitriol.

When Kimberley Guilfoyle told the 2020 RNC convention “the best is yet to come”, she had no idea how spot on she was going to be. Talk about having the courage of your convictions.

When transphobe Amy Hamm poses as a journalist, what publication gives her cover? Why, the Vancouver Sun, of course. As long as her screed is hostile to Palestinians. “I strolled up and announced myself as media to the gatekeeper,” she announces in her review panning the Palestine solidarity encampment at UBC. “ I asked a few more times to be let inside, but the answer was a lukewarm “no.” There wasn’t so much an air of resistance at the encampment as there was an air of slight embarrassment: the subdued defiance of a child who knows that he has made demands that exceed even the leniency afforded by a grandparent prone to spoiling him.”

Saturday, June 8

Elon Musk is using his ownership of X (nee Twitter) to amplify hate groups. Here retweeting the homophobic American College of Pediatricians.

The American College of Pediatricians “is a socially conservative advocacy group of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals in the United States, founded in 2002. The group advocates against abortion rights and rights for gay, queer, and transgender people. ACPeds promotes conversion therapy and purity culture. As of 2022, its membership has been reported at about 700 physicians.

ACP has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for pushing “anti-LGBTQ junk science”.”

The ACP has only 700 members. The American Academy of Pediatrics (the real professional college) has 67,000. It emerged as a tiny split from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “With an annual budget of around $140,000, only a couple of support staff, and the hate-group label clinging to them, ACPeds had a hard enough time getting members to pay their dues, much less recruit new colleagues. According to meeting minutes, ACPeds relied on in-kind donations from higher-profile right-wing groups—media training from Alliance Defending Freedom, messaging advice from Heritage, and free video production through its close relationship with Family Watch International, a Christian fundamentalist group known for its founder’s opposition to decriminalizing homosexuality.”

The City of Kelowna is seeking feedback from residents on the city’s water management plan. The local convoyistas are denouncing it as a communistic globalist WEF 15 minute city power grab, In all seriousness, sometimes it’s virtually impossible to know how to differentiate betweel cult dynamics and specific forms of mental illness.

What it feels like to be the target of anti-transgender hate campaigns – Fae Johnson’s experience.

Sunday, June 9

Question of the day concerns Coquitlam-Maillardville BC United candidate Brandon Fonseca’s defection to the BC Conservatives last week. How on earth did he become a BC United candidate in the first place, given he was a BC Conservative candidate in 2020 and then was elected to the party’s board of directors in 2022? Inquiring minds want to know.

Found the answer. He tore up his Conservative membership card because he saw bigger opportunities in Kevin Falcon’s party. Then he bailed on BC United ‘cause things looked more opportune with the Cons. Supplementary question: doesn’t this make him a bit of an opportunist?

Umar Sheikh used to be the executive director and CEO of the BC Nurses union. Now he’s appearing on a panel in Victoria with Artur Pawlowski, a Christian fascist street preacher from Calgary, convoy leader Chris Barber (currently on trial in Ottawa), and John Carpay, the far right lawyer recently disbarred for life from practicing law in Manitoba after hiring a private eye to go after the province’s chief justice.

Also on the panel, white nationalist and professional ghoul Lauren Southern. “In May 2017, Southern supported Defend Europe in their efforts to obstruct search-and-rescue operations of refugees from North Africa in the Mediterranean Sea. Southern was briefly detained by the Italian Coast Guard for blocking a ship embarking on a search-and-rescue mission. Consequently, crowdfunding website Patreon removed her from the platform, accusing her of engaging in activity “likely to cause loss of life”.

Despite its growing Nazification, despite its multiple pending criminal trials, despite its expulsion from the “moderate” wing of the European far right, Germany’s Alternatif fur Deutschland came in second in today’s elections to the European parliament.

It was even worse in France. Le Pen 32.4%, Macron 15.2%.

Macron called a snap election. A Le Pen government looks like a real possibility.

Monday, June 10

Looks increasingly like the major beneficiary of Indian governmental interference in Canadian politics was Pierre Poilievre. It may even have helped him win the Conservative leadership in 2022.

You’ll hardly be surprised to learn that Poilievre’s “axe the tax” hysteria is completely based on a tissue of lies. Canada has the third lowest taxation on gasoline in the whole OECD.

Musk update – Elon’s now openly supporting the neoNazi AfD.

And insurrectionist flagwaving Justice Samuel Alito endorses a theocratic USA. “Alito spoke candidly about the ideological battle between the left and the right — discussing the difficulty of living “peacefully” with ideological opponents in the face of “fundamental” differences that “can’t be compromised.” He endorsed what his interlocutor described as a necessary fight to “return our country to a place of godliness.” And Alito offered a blunt assessment of how America’s polarization will ultimately be resolved: “One side or the other is going to win.” Alito made these remarks in conversation at the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual dinner on June 3, a function that is known to right-wing activists as an opportunity to buttonhole Supreme Court justices.”

Here’s John Rustad giving an interview to Keean Bexte…. “As premier, I’ll fire Bonnie Henry.”

Bexte, you’ll recall, is a firearms enthusiast who used to work in a white supremacist store.

The BC Conservatives are trying to make their support for Israel a fundraising gig.

RCMP ignore multiple assaults by N.Van bridge trolls.

Tuesday, June 11

Another antivaxxer headache for John Rustad. This time it’s his Kelowna-Mission candidate Alexandra Wright. “I ain’t putting that vaccine in my body!”

Wright also just reposted a tweet endorsing the soft fascists of France’s Ralliement National.

“Binationals connected to Islamist ideology must be stripped of their nationality and expelled. The French who adopt the ideology of the enemy must be brought before Justice and punished.” Maybe Marine Le Pen ain’t all that vanilla.

Going a step further, Maxime Bernier completely supports the hard fascism of Germany’s Alternativ fur Deutschland.

Convoy leaders Tamara Lich and Chris Barber still hanging out with white supremactst Bethan Nodwall, because naturally.

It’s reasonable that if the names of MP’s benefiting from foreign interference are ever made public, Pierre Poilievre’s will be close to the top of the list.

“In a spring report titled “Disruptions on the Horizon,” a quiet office known as Policy Horizons Canada proposed American civil war as a scenario that Ottawa should consider preparing for. This hypothetical was tucked into the middle of the 37-page document, which sketched the possibility in 15 spare words: “U.S. ideological divisions, democratic erosion, and domestic unrest escalate, plunging the country into civil war.””

Wednesday, June 12

Always vile and repugnant, the PPC takes its racism up a notch, targets temporary foreign workers.

Dr. William Makis inhabits the far fringes of the antivaxx movement, claiming top Alberta health officials are murderers.

Alberta’s ruling UCP is showcasing him next week.

Here’s more on the UCP’s antivaxx town hall.

Most of the doctors on the panel have had their medical licences suspended or revoked.

The premier of Alberta could care less, though.

Not at all good. Two far right media outlets are in Canada’s top 5 for engagement – the Post Millennial is fourth (10%) and Rebel News is fifth (6.7%). file:///C:/Users/oem/Downloads/MEO_SitRep-Jun24_websitefinal(1).pdf

Thursday, June 13

The demand for 2% of the GDP to be military spending ain’t as modest as it seems. Canada’s GDP is $21,380,000,000,000 annually. The federal budget is $52,900,000,000. NATO’s 2% demand would require $21.4 billion in military spending every year – 40.4% of the entire federal budget.

That’s $2.4 million an hour.

Jeremy “Gun And Rope” Mackenzie still advocating violence.

Speaking of hate, Elon Musk doesn’t give a shit about death threats posted on Twitter, as long as they’re aimed at woke politicians.

Teddy O’Donnell, BC United’s youth VP of communications, has bailed to the BC Conservatives.

Chris Carbert and Tony Oleniuk were arrested for conspiracy to murder police 28 months ago. Now they’re finally on trial in Lethbridge. “Anthony (Tony) Olienick and Chris Carbert are on trial in Court of King’s Bench on charges surrounding the blockade, which snarled traffic at the Canada-U.S. border at Coutts, Alta., for two weeks to protest COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates. The officer, identified in court only as HQ1298, posed as a volunteer at the blockade. She has testified that Olienick confided in her he expected to die in the standoff and planned to slit the throats of police.She said Olienick also referred to police as the “devil’s arms” which he explained was a way of saying police were doing the bidding of the “devil” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.” Let’s hope the charges don’t get dismissed due to the prolonged delay in going to trial.

Insight of the week – Texas still allows late term abortions. Sort of.

Burn of the week. Nailed it. c