Canadian Lunacy Redux

Got it? You can buy the cards deemed relevant but not the cards right next to them.

There’s obviously no reason to forbid the purchase of the “non-essential cards” other than to let people know who has the power and how far it stretches.

17 thoughts on “Canadian Lunacy Redux”

  1. Canadians really seem to have lost their minds over this pandemic.

    So many stupid anti-scientific restrictions.

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    1. For all the lunacy, I thank the Lord that we have a Conservative Premier here in Ontario, because if the NDP or Liberals were in power, we’d have had full lockdowns with curfews from Day One. There is a sizeable minority of liberal-left middle-class educated Canadians who have nothing to lose from the COVID restrictions (and much to gain) who have imposed this on us, through the media, the government, and social media. Most people here are dead sick of the whole thing but are waiting for the botched vaccination program to catch up to the rest of the world so we can go back to normal.

      But yes, things are batshit crazy here. I still see people wearing masks in their cars and forcing their children to wear masks in playgrounds when it’s 80 degrees out.

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      1. “I thank the Lord that we have a Conservative Premier here in Ontario because…”

        No. If anything, the neverendum lockdowns in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada prove that partisan labels in the Great White North are largely about personalities and don’t matter a policy fig. Once again, it’s Canada’s mostly unified elite sticking it to their overly deferential hoi polli. Opposition to the approved narrative is not allowed and so not spoken out loud (or if spoken, not heard.) Not surprisingly, at least half the population are cowed, terrified and hiding in their basements believing that Canada’s lockdowns haven’t been strict enough. They loudly cheer on the public health authoritarians marching with the TV cameras on into church services and closing them down or forcing the punitive quarantine of returning snowbird retirees who were previously fully vaccinated by our generous American cousins in Florida .

        “sizeable minority of liberal-left middle-class educated Canadians who have nothing to lose from the COVID restrictions (and much to gain) who have imposed this on us through the media, the government, and social media”

        Again, no. You’ve got the causal arrows going the wrong way. These “middle-class” folks don’t count for anything more than enablers and enforcers of norms set several levels about their social station. The wokester propagandists at the CBC, CTV, Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail tell these [half] “educated” sheeple all they need to know about the world – heads down, go along to get along, otherwise you’ll be outed as a “far-right” troublemaker and possibly suffer real-life consequences.

        “Most people here are dead sick of the whole thing but are waiting for the botched vaccination program to catch up to the rest of the world so we can go back to normal.”

        No one in authority has yet promised Canadians that their lives will “go back to normal” – vaccine or no vaccine. The most that’s been suggested is that super strict lockdowns won’t end until we fully vaccinate at least 75% of the population. And, just last month the federal government’s chief public health official warned Canadians that that even those who are fully vaccinated remain susceptible to COVID (yes, you read that right!)

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        1. The idea that you can earn your freedom by being obedient enough is deeply flawed. Freedom won’t be given until people decide to take it.

          In my region, businesses reopened because they decided to do it. The customers returned because they decided to do it. It was months before the governor officially reopened. It doesn’t take one lord and master finally relenting. It takes many different people deciding to go back to normal, exercising their agency, evaluating information, and making their own choices.

          Otherwise, one can self-isolate and vaccinate into infinity and still wait for freedom to be magically granted. We have been living a normal life here since June 1, 2020, and in spite of the some of the harshest lockdowns in the country. I personally tore the yellow tape on the local playground and rolled away the boulder barring entrance to the local gardens. I did it every day until the idiots got tired of rolling it back.

          Freedom is inside oneself.

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          1. Yes, just today the national newspaper ran a column arguing that masking should stay in place forever. People here will get fed up eventually, they’re just not there yet. It’s tough when your elected Prime Minister is a globalist moron in love with the Chinese Communist Party…

            As for the Conservative leadership here in Ontario, they have been far more lenient on the lockdown nonsense, but yes, they rolled over when their masters came calling. It’s depressing

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            1. “As for the Conservative leadership here in Ontario, they have been far more lenient on the lockdown nonsense…”

              Lenient… compared to North Korea perhaps??

              All Ontario businesses (“essential” purchase only) and public schools have been shuttered for most of 2021, a many-weeks-long “stay at home order” has only just recently been lifted, there are armed police stationed at the land borders of Quebec and Manitoba to prevent hoi polli fellow Canadians living in these provinces from entering Ontario (lest they be horror-of-horror plague-carriers – unclean! unclean!), while there is today a rolling weekly average of 750 new COVID cases per day out of a total population of 14.5 million.

              Your references to partisan politics are pointless. Clarissa nailed it – Ontario’s neverendum lockdowns are to “let people know who has the power and how far it stretches.”

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              1. Oh, and one more fun fact about the completely unhinged COVID lockdowns in Ontario – 72 per cent of those aged 18 and older have had at at least one dose of the vaccines, about the same percentage as in the US and UK.

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              2. “Lunacy” defined – letting “people know who has the power and how far it stretches.”

                OTTAWA — Windsor, Ont., Mayor Drew Dilkens told MPs Monday the federal government is standing in the way of a plan to get thousands of vaccines into the arms of his constituents, allowing the doses to go to waste instead.

                Dilkens has been attempting to set up a vaccine clinic inside the tunnel between Windsor and Detroit. While vaccine supplies are growing in Canada, the U.S. still has greater supplies. Dilkens said vaccines are going to waste in the U.S. and could be helping out people in his community.

                “We have 35,000 doses that hit the trash, two kilometres away from where I’m sitting at the very moment in the state of Michigan. Doses that have been offered to us by pharmacists living in my community who work over there, who are just beside themselves thinking that this stuff is going into the landfill,” he told MPs on the Commons health committee.

                U.S. Customs and Border Control doesn’t view crossing the border for a vaccine as an essential reason, but Dilkens said they have come up with a proposal to do the inoculations in the tunnel under the Detroit River.

                The tunnel is owned jointly by the cities of Windsor and Detroit and its board of directors has agreed to closures to allow for the clinics. Dilkens said they have even gone so far as to draw a line in the middle of the tunnel, but so far they don’t have the OK to dole out the vaccines.

                “This is being offered to us and for some reason, our [Canadian federal] government is finding every way to say no to making this happen,” he said. “Every effort to find creative solutions to make this work has been thwarted.”

                https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/windsor-mayor-says-federal-government-standing-in-the-way-of-plan-for-cross-border-vaccinations

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              3. “This is very shady.”

                But not all that surprising. Covid or no covid, it’s how Canada’s elites typically roll. It’s calculation not incompetence.

                It is somewhat surprising that a telling local grievance like this would be allowed to reach the view of the wider public.

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            2. “U.S. Customs and Border Control doesn’t view crossing the border for a vaccine as an essential reason,…”

              I know for a fact that a number of people from Mexico got their vaccine in Arizona earlier this year. These are Mexican citizens living in Mexico who could not wait to get their vaccine so they arranged for a “tour” to get vaccinated in Arizona. Obviously, they were somehow able to cross the border twice for this “nonessential business”. I suspect that similar things are going on in other border states, although to a lesser extent now that vaccines are getting to be more widely available in Mexico. What I am really curious to know whether their numbers are being counted into the percentage of vaccinated people in the US.

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  2. On the plus side, back here in the states… We had Gulf Coast Jam (finally) over the weekend. Which is funny, because it used to be a podunk beach-town concert, and now thanks to COVID, it’s the biggest music event in the whole country 🙂 My sister passed up the chance to work security (and thus get paid to attend), and is a little bummed to have missed a surprise appearance by our governor:

    Who apparently got a rockstar welcome from the crowd:

    This actually gives me a lot of hope for the future. I mean, I love our governor, but I’ve watched a lot of his press conferences and public appearances, and the guy has no personal charisma. Not even good-looking, and there are minivans with better public personas. This guy barely sqeaked through an election against a guy now chiefly known for corruption, meth, and gay hookers.

    But now he’s a rockstar. These people aren’t screaming like that because they want to f*ck the guy, or be him. They just really, really, like what he’s doing in office. People here understand that Gulf Coast Jam, and every other normal thing going on in Florida, is happening because DeSantis is in office. Mr. Meth-and-hookers (but looks good on TV) would have toed the D party line, and had us locked up like Alcatraz.

    Have we entered a new era of politics, where personal charisma matters less than policy? That would be refreshing!

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    1. Did you see when DeSantis was attacked for being a pedophile when he hugged a little girl during one of his appearances? Of course, the girl was his daughter, so the criticism fell flat. But it shows how desperate these people are to dig up some dirt on him.

      In their place, I’d try to attract as little attention as possible to politicians who are pawing at kids but they have no self-awareness.

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      1. I missed that episode, thankfully. The longer the governor is in office, the more it seems like he is, in his personal life, the most boring square ever to hold the office. It’s great!

        And yeah, you’d think if anyone wanted to avoid the subject of inappropriately touching underage girls, it’d be Biden supporters. But they’re in such deep denial that they have to accuse the opposition of it, even when there’s no evidence. Because shadow projection.

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    2. And also, this really shows the importance of an individual in terms of history. This one guy made Florida the best state in the nation. Had Gillum won, Florida would now be worse than Illinois.

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