August 08, 2016

Alberta: Notley NDP declares war on… pick-up trucks

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

There’s nothing more Albertan than a pickup truck. Jason Kenney is driving around Alberta in a pickup truck right now, on a campaign tour. So what does Rachel Notley’s NDP have to say about it?

A shocking amount, actually. Their online war room, Press Progress, put out a huge campaign attacking him for it, headlined:

“Jason Kenney is driving around Alberta talking about local jobs in a foreign-made truck.”

Well, the thing is, there are no pickup trucks made in Canada. It’s just that simple. So… what’s their point?

The NDP — that once upon a time pretended to be the party of the working man — is calling every working man in Alberta, in Canada, disloyal. For driving a pickup truck.

Who is writing this stuff?

Such a strange parallel universe they’re in.

We know the kind of car the NDP prefers: they used government money to buy a luxury Lexus for one of their very important bureaucrats...

One of the biggest causes on college campuses is the call for universities to divest from fossil fuel investment. My guest Pierre Desrochers has co-authored a paper on this subject for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.

He explains why these boycotts don't work, and points out that they aren’t even true boycotts: They don’t demand any sacrifices by the virtue signalling activists.


NEXT: My theory is that anti-gun mania has metastasized into the anti-cop hysteria we’re seeing now, thanks to Black Lives Matter. Author and gun rights scholar John Lott says I might be onto something.

We talk about the differences between police chiefs in Canada (who can be very politically correct) and those in the U.S. who tend to be more supportive of legal private gun ownership and self-defense.

As well, we discuss his new book "The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies.

FINALLY: I respond to your messages about Jason Kenney and the Alberta "unite the right" movement.

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commented 2016-08-10 16:07:54 -0400
Put down the crack pipe Steve, I have never voted anything but conservative. The Alberta cons have failed and it is time to back the fresh blood (wildrose).
commented 2016-08-10 02:12:56 -0400
Ethan make me buddy. Now go say ignorant things about Faith and then act like it is bad for others but not you. LMAO!
commented 2016-08-09 19:23:32 -0400
Ken Hanson you never voted Conservative in your life
commented 2016-08-09 17:31:45 -0400
I don’t care if JK is campaigning in a rocket ship. I will never vote PC again, it is their mismanagement that led to the voter anger that ended up with the ndp in government. Not only that he just accepted a job as an mp from the voters in his riding, maybe he should finish what he started their first…
commented 2016-08-09 12:41:36 -0400
- The NDP war on trucks is just part of their greater war on Alberta itself.

- LOL, boycott fossil fuels? Go ahead – get rid of everything that you use that relies on fossil fuels & the energy they produce. It looks like OPEC spent decades buying corrupt politicians & setting up front groups & now it’s paying off for them. These students are fighting to maintain their unearned sense of moral superiority.

- The Democrats don’t want to get rid of the police, they want federal control of the police & they’re using groups like BLM as a means of getting it.
commented 2016-08-09 12:26:33 -0400
These flippin trolls are good for one thing and one thing only. Clicks.
Annoying waste of space though other than that. Deniers and haters. Perfect examples of the mentally arrested left.
There is so much bull and anti everything west these days, it makes me nauseous. They are trying to snuff out everything that our ancestors fought for and won. Instead of attempting to change literally everything, why don’t they just go someplace which will be a better fit for them? They play the perpetual victim, but they are just soldiers, the worker ants for the elites and supremacists who are trying to pull our countries out from under us.
We are going to need a strong and formidable conservative government, our energy independence and our guns.
Good guests Ezra.
commented 2016-08-09 10:50:18 -0400
Oh oh, Ronnie had another bad date. Get rode hard last night Ronnie? You lefty fools sure hate reality. Can’t wait for Kenney to reverse everything these retard NDP have done to Alberta. They should deport you losers to muzzie land in the Middle East so you can spread your retardism worldwide.
commented 2016-08-09 10:50:10 -0400
112, 000, 000 people died in the Muslim slave trade. Muslims would castrate every male African taken. Only 1 in 20 survived the procedure. Yet the American slave trade is comparable, with 11 million people taken and no one castrated. Again, that crack must be intense, Ethan.
commented 2016-08-09 10:47:18 -0400
Pro-life death toll: 11
Islam death toll: 270, 000, 000

Explain to me how you’re not overdosing on crack cocaine right now, Ethan. You have to be to think these two are comparable.
commented 2016-08-09 10:43:45 -0400
Ethan McCullough

The last time a pro-lifer killed someone over ideology was 1997. He shot an abortion doctor. The last time a muslim killed someone over ideology was when I was typing the first sentence of this message. Big difference. Go ahead and swear at me now.
commented 2016-08-09 10:42:21 -0400
@ Ron Christensen commented 4 mins ago
How is it you Libtards never hear yourselves LYING ?!? …and then you make everything you disagree with a LIE? You Libtards fart LIES and absolute bullshit is continually flowing from your demented pie-holes.
Go tell the CBC how many LIES they are constantly spouting – you POS.
commented 2016-08-09 10:41:02 -0400
James Scott: Yes to your suggestion re: MLA vehicles. I also think gov’t employees should lead by example. NO AIR CONDITIONING allowed in summer in gov’t buildings, and in winter have the thermostat set at 15 degrees. Let them show us that their carbon tax works to reduce consumption as they claim it will.
commented 2016-08-09 10:34:31 -0400
KEITH RICHARDS commented 5 hours ago
A free pickup for anyone that can run over Pig-notley with a pickup truck.

You know it works because it happened to you didn’t it, you fucking moron.
commented 2016-08-09 10:33:13 -0400
I heard Jason Kenny lie through his teeth yesterday on the radio talk show and then as I was travelling back to my home I drove by the RCAF place in Nanton where the fat little sweater was—and NOBODY was there. BaaaaHaaaaa
commented 2016-08-09 09:44:13 -0400
Maybe Ezra can convince Jason to drive around AB, with a billboard of that commie Rachel, and list all the damage that she has done to AB. He could also hand out a list, of the insults that she has spewed about the good people of AB. You know the ones that pay for her keep!
commented 2016-08-09 09:31:55 -0400
As soon as the legislature resumes this fall I request ALL the MLA’s and civil servants hand in the keys to their fossil fueled vehicles in exchange for full electric vehicles.
NO exceptions.
commented 2016-08-09 09:28:03 -0400
Eithan says to NDP Sucks, “Ndp Sucks That [] website is bullshit and nonsense.”

Of course it is, Ethan, because you disagree with it.

That is the standard socialist response to evidence and logical arguments they cannot refute. It is the common socialist attitude that screams loudly “I don’t like what you said, therefore you are a liar!”
commented 2016-08-09 08:06:38 -0400
The NDP is grasping at straws to try and make themselves look better.
Hate to have to tell you this, Notley – it’s too late! You’re gone next election.
After the Alberta carbon tax is gone, we’ll have to work at ridding ourselves of it at the federal level next.
commented 2016-08-09 07:32:25 -0400
I remember when Pierre Desrochers destroyed an eco-environmental activist while they were both interviewed on the CBC , the poor Alexa Conradi had the usual leftist clichés to push her views, while DEsrochers had all the logic, common sense , stats at hand to prove his point , the CBC never re-invite Desrochers the works he’s done on how it is a non-sense to have only home made food products available for the consumer is a must read, one book I will surely buy is the War on guns by dr. Lott
commented 2016-08-09 06:00:37 -0400
A free pickup for anyone that can run over Pig-notley with a pickup truck.
commented 2016-08-09 03:06:09 -0400
Unlike the NDP, Kenny actually has to do some campaigning.
commented 2016-08-09 02:50:26 -0400
For that I left my diesel truck idle an extra hour today in retalliation to Nutleys govermment’s response to Jason Kenny.
They are pissed because they know the next Alberta Premier will rescind the Carbon Crap Nutley imposed on Albertans.
commented 2016-08-09 02:02:23 -0400
Drew Wakariuk Get off my lawn.
commented 2016-08-09 01:44:52 -0400
The NDP prefers oil from human rights abusing, mass murdering shit holes over Canadian oil.
commented 2016-08-09 01:19:09 -0400
I never liked pickup trucks and then I had to buy one for towing. They are absolutely the best for every day use. Throw all types of stuff in the box and spread out with 5 seats in a crew cab. The space is awesome. I’ll never go back.

Our quality of life is 100% based upon plentiful and cheap fuel for energy and plastic related products. Any divergent from this will result in suffering and possible early death to millions in Canada.

In Canada, at least, a case can be made to remove guns from cops. It would set an example for others and promote a better perception of the police. I’m not saying they should not have access to weapons but they could be out of sight, in the trunk of their vehicles. Trained tactical units should be called in for armed confrontations. Couple this with a trow away the key for any gun related crime.

On Jason Kenny, I agree he is probably the best candidate for a conservative leader but I still would like to know his involvement and opinions about the decisions made under Harper regarding issues which affected many business in Alberta. Then there are the HRC issues. Why are they still active in Canada. You get my points, I’m sure.
commented 2016-08-09 01:10:44 -0400
Ethan how about you bums try living without leeching off of us conservatives for a change. LOL now go be a good hate filled child who cries because people disagree and show facts and stuff like that.
commented 2016-08-09 01:06:37 -0400
Ethan say that to my face Twerp, sorry but Muslims have been terrorizing since long before there was any globalists moron and a Muslim store owner attacked my stepson with a bat and the cops did nothing loser. Sorry if reality hurts you like the child you are. And i can disagree all i want, is that not liberty? Now go be a good virgin, my life is better than yours because i make it that way LMAO!
commented 2016-08-09 01:03:52 -0400
Ethan how does some BIn Laden family members having business dealings make 911 an inside job? Oh yeah you clowns think one small detail makes all of the BS true.
commented 2016-08-09 01:02:38 -0400
Ethan Michael Moore is full of BS you mean. And 911 truther BS has been disproven quite well. And Osama was a black sheep of the family. The other members are quite legitimate, or did your movie not mention that? Did you also know he edited out conservative politicians who had sons in Iraq? Of course you didn’t. Did you know the gun in the bank scene was fake as well?