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Feature-length columns by BoldColors editor Joel Johannesen

Debate on again—re Canada’s Iranian-style TV censorship and protectionism

PTBC regulars know that I fought hard personally and through this web site and its previous personification to get what is now the best channel in Canada, Fox News Channel, unbanned and legally available in this country.  The enormous effort mounted by me and many other freedom-lovers succeeded, but as I mentioned at the time […]


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CBC News explains: suicide bombers kill themselves! AND the folks!

Report from on the ground in Afghanistan just now: ”…forces are seeing more suicide bombs now.  Some say that’s desperation on the part of the Taliban because, not only is the BOMBER killed, but also, often civilians are caught between the bomber and its target! …”  —Susan Ormiston, CBC News. Golly.  I hear on Fox […]


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Liberal-left fundamentalists in theatric uproar over “censorship”

It’s fantastic theater, this feigning of indignation over the government’s effort to pass Bill C-10 —what the left are blatantly, deceitfully, calling “censorship”.  The liberal-left fundamentalists and their clerics in the far-left “art” community are doing what they do best:  telling made-up stories as convincingly and with as much bullcrap emotion as they can.  And […]


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Budget 2008: conservatives might as well “pack up and go…” where?

Vancouver Sun columnist Harvey Enchin wins my award for the best lines of the 2008 federal budget analysis festival:  “Mercifully, Flaherty further inoculated the country against the lunacy of the climate change zealots, led by the Suzuki Foundation, who demanded the government extract $50 billion to $100 billion a year from the economy to spend […]


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“End Date” Idiocy

With the release today of the latest political “compromise” regarding the war in Afghanistan, it seems that alas, the Harper Conservatives have drank the Kool-Aid.  They’ve largely caved to liberal Canada and particularly to Liberal Frenchman Stephane Dion, and his Liberals, at least insofar as the main principles of that war and war in general. […]


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When a six-time New York Times bestselling author is a “fringe lunatic”

Question:  When is a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and one of the biggest selling non-fiction political authors of the past 15 years and one of the most successful columnists on the continent and a perpetual guest on all national television networks and one of the most influential conservatives around, a person who is […]


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Harper Conservatives set to expose liberal-left on Afghanistan

It seems the Conservative government of Prime Minister Harper is set to force the liberals of Canada to admit that they’re the appeasing defeatists that they are, as they hint that they’re going to table a confidence motion tomorrow (for a March vote) to extend the good and noble Afghanistan mission (as the Manley Report […]


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I heard /J’ai écouté a speech /un discours today /aujourd’hui, oh boy/ oh le garçon.

I tried my hardest to listen to Prime Minister Harper’s pep rally for the celebrating Party workers in Ottawa today (broadcast live on CTV Newsworld, which was shockingly nice of them inasmuch as this wasn’t a bunch of celebrating liberals.  OK they were, but less so than the Liberals).  They were celebrating something I was […]


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Know the enemy

Know the enemy. The report by Liberal John Manley on our nation’s noble and right Afghanistan mission appears at first glance to be about as close to my own “report” as can be with the possible exception of the proposed threat that would be issued to NATO that we pull out our combat troops by […]


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The media was made “angry”! Boo hoo hoo!

As if it proves his apparent contention that Conservative cabinet minister Gary Lunn is lying and embarrassed on behalf of the government he represents, National Post columnist John Ivison asserts today  “Mr. Lunn, blushing furiously…” explained his side to the media.  Mr. Ivison was no doubt not blushing as he wrote that, but he should […]


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State-run CBC official opinionator calls Fox News “right wing”; then channels their thinking!

One of the state-run CBC’s official paid informants, Neil MacDonald, usually a “reporter” but this time working under the guise of a political expert of some sort whose opinions, it is taken for granted, Canadians should respect because he works for the state-run media, has written some more words of wisdom .  It’s confusing.  One […]


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Polls go our way

As if it wasn’t already enough of a blow to find out that they’re totally out of line with the Afghan population on the question of the military mission in Afghanistan, which must be very maddening and somewhat embarrassing for them [re their sponsorship in the Afghanistan poll—which went our way].  Today, their online poll […]


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National Post mangles sentence…

Nice headline, huh?  Just trying to mimic the liberal media.  Read on.  National Post teases readers today in its daily emailed “headlines” newsletter: Harper to attend U.S. climate talks “The Harper government heads into a major climate change summit in Washington today, promoting a contentious plan that could allow countries such as the United States […]


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You’re saying plenty, libs.

And it’s manifestly: “All we are say—ing, is don’t give democracy a chance. La la la laaaa, laa, la la la la laaaa…” I just had that hippy anthem “Give Peace a Chance” running through my head as I watched the TV news, and a small tribe of non-conservatives—oh I’ll go crazy and call ‘em […]


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Traditional Families Collapsing! Liberalism Working!

The liberals’ newspapers across the country are replete with results proving that their years-long family destruction plans are making yummy “progressive” de-construction “progress”.  In my city’s case, the paper’s stories are not presented as a cautionary tale of a future fraught with potential problems pursuant to the further erosion of family values, and the not […]


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