June 18, 2018

What comes first: Modern planes for Canadian fighter pilots, or Trudeau’s luxury jet?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On Justin Trudeau’s luxury vacation to India, one of the gauges on the plane flickered a bit on the flight over.

I’m guessing something that trivial happens on every single flight of every single plane in the world, but CTV went into full panic mode:

"...a gauge designed to monitor engine temperature began 'fluctuating randomly' (...) and a ground crew at a scheduled refueling stop in Rome found 'a few loose wires.'”

Well, then isn’t it obvious? We need to buy the Prime Minister a brand new VIP style jet — to compete with Donald Trump, who is getting a new 747.

I know why the US president needs Air Force One: It’s a mobile White House, designed to be a command centre for the US armed forces in case of nuclear war. It’s built to withstand attack.

Trudeau’s plane? It’s to fly Trudeau on his 56 vacations so far.

That jet is old, to be sure. But it’s newer than the CF-18s that our Canadian fighter pilots use. And Trudeau has said he’s ruling out the F-35 replacement, because Trump doesn’t like Trudeau’s subsidies to Bombardier.

Say, do you think the odd CF-18 has a “loose wire” or a “flashing gauge”? Of course. But do you see CTV going to the wall to get new planes for them?

And CTV, and the rest of the media? They don’t care. Because they’ll be able to fly with Trudeau in style, as they type up their latest glowing press releases for him....

NEXT: Our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid comes on to talk more about the prime minister's lavish spending.

THEN: Joel Pollak, Breitbart News Senior Editor at Large, joins me to talk about the former White House officials who are invoking the Holocaust to criticize Trump's border enforcement politics.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!



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commented 2018-06-20 08:52:16 -0400
Canada will lose hundred of millions in the spin off contracts we would have gotten as one of the developers of the F-35. All countries involved in its costly development and who purchase planes will benefit. That was the idea behind so many countries tributing and funding its development. Countries like Canada.

When Israel received its first shipment it almost immediately put in an additional order bringing its total to 50. Meanwhile, Baby Doc Trudeau, the man called Dumber Than A Rock, wants to spend money on used 37 year old planes. I hear that Zambia may still have Spitfires that it might be willing to sell – cheap.

Fifty-six vacations in 137 weeks. That is equivalent to one vacation every 2.4 weeks. It must be so tiring and stressful learning how to apply hair products, practicing his “uhhh” and “duh”, and learning how to stick on eyebrows.
commented 2018-06-19 23:52:21 -0400
TED TADRIGHT commented 39 mins ago
Allan… he is giving conservatives here the opportunity to expose the anti-logic, anti-reality fallacies of the left on a continuing basis. That can’t be helping his delusional cause in the long run.
Very true, Ted. As my Mom used to say, “No life is ever wasted. If nothing else it can serve as a bad example for the rest of us”.
commented 2018-06-19 23:40:53 -0400
Liza, I agree with virtually everything you write here, including your last comment, except for the very last sentence “I sure wouldn’t miss him.” I sympathize, I know he is annoying, but I really would miss the ignorant deluded leftie fool for the reasons I outlined in my last few comments below. He is just too valuable to the conservative cause here to boot. This is the great irony, that he is helping the conservative cause that he hates in his leftist ignorance and delusions, and doesn’t realize it. I say let him rant on here until the cows come home…
commented 2018-06-19 23:19:23 -0400
NDP Sucks, its the same old troll Jimmy Duh Sylva. He certainly is a stellar example of the desperate need to revamp our education system, and a return to a proper civics class. Its painful to listen to such brazen ignorant pontification from someone who acts like he is an authority, when he clearly lacks information, critical thinking skills or respect for anything.
He is here only to disrupt nothing else. I sure wouldn’t miss him.
commented 2018-06-19 23:10:53 -0400
Allan, if your theory about ’Daniel’s trolling obsession here is correct (and I tend to think you at least half right, the other half being that he simply enjoys baiting conservatives), then his effots here are clearly a total waste of his time, since, as I have been pointing out on this thread, far from turning his ignorance and delusions into truth by repeating it over and over, he is giving conservatives here the opportunity to expose the anti-logic, anti-reality fallacies of the left on a continuing basis. That can’t be helping his delusional cause in the long run.
commented 2018-06-19 23:00:33 -0400
As annoying as ‘Daniel’ (this week) can be here, his real function, though he fails to realize it, is to make the case on a daily and even hourly basis for why The Rebel is so necessary in Canada today, i.e. because the culture is in such a sad state as he demonstrates continually with every comment he posts here. So thanks, ‘Daniel’! Your relentless gushing forth of leftard ignorance and delusion makes The Rebel’s job so much easier!
commented 2018-06-19 22:54:31 -0400
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”

And our lefty citizens are so doomed because of their tenacious grasp on the Three Pillars of Leftiedom:
1. they never learn from their mistakes
2. they never learn from other people’s mistakes
3. They refuse to exercise discernment.
commented 2018-06-19 22:48:57 -0400
To be more precise, ‘Daniel’ (this week) demonstrates the catastrophe of illogical and delusional thought that is the inevitable result of lefties ‘educating’ young people in the school system K-U and later in the media. Alas.
commented 2018-06-19 22:43:46 -0400
Besides providing an opening for much enlightening (by conservatives here) debate, ‘Daniel’ (this week) serves an invaluable function, i.e. demonstrating the state of utter delusion in which the left operates in Canada and the West today on an everyday basis. He demonstrates what happens when the left controls the culture.
commented 2018-06-19 22:40:45 -0400
DANIEL OCEAN commented 6 hours ago However Canada’s traditional identity is that of peacekeeper. That is a fact.

Hmm…. hard to explain those 20 wars and third largest navy and the 250,000 airforce personnel away I should imagine in order to come to this delusion. If wishes were horses then beggars would ride.
commented 2018-06-19 22:37:28 -0400
i.e. ‘Daniel’ (this week) whose ignorance and denial of facts and reality are on display every day here for our amusement. Actually, I think if ‘Daniel’ (this week) didn’t exist, we might have to invent him, just for fun.
commented 2018-06-19 22:36:27 -0400
DANIEL OCEAN commented 8 hours ago
Allan Peterson,

Confirmed kills doesn’t prove anything. It was war and Canada showed solidarity by supporting their allies, but our involvement wasn’t essential. The outcomes of those wars would have been the exact same even if we didn’t show up.
You have this weird obsession with statistics that you think allows you to deflect from the central issue as raised by you. The issue isn’t how many kills; the issue is that we are supposedly not a warring nation. We have just proved conclusively that we are. But nice attempt at a deflection once again, Drive-By-Dan.
commented 2018-06-19 22:34:24 -0400
Many CINO’s want nothing to do with The rebel. Real conservatives understand that this is where the inconvenient news and truth that the Leftard Traitor Media hide from the public every day is to be found. Along with excellent conservative commentary from The Rebel staff and various readers, notwithstanding Jimmy da Silva.
commented 2018-06-19 18:52:21 -0400
NDP Sucks, it’s the same old puke.
commented 2018-06-19 18:36:27 -0400
You keep fantasizing that my husband bailed….boy, this is getting weirder and weirder.
commented 2018-06-19 18:34:42 -0400
I don’t recall ever seeing The Tomb of the Unknown Peace Keeper, if one exists in Canada, please give me the location.
commented 2018-06-19 18:33:35 -0400
I’ll read the Statement of Claim after you visit the Canadian War Museum.

It was you who falsely claimed, “However Canada’s traditional identity is that of peacekeeper. That is a fact.” or this little lie " Fighting in war doesn’t negate the primarily goal of peacekeeping."

Why don’t you try diminishing Canada’s role in fighting for freedom in various wars at the next Remembrance Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – tell veterans and surviving family they were primarily peacekeeping – make sure you bring your OHIP card!
commented 2018-06-19 17:57:45 -0400
Fake Daniel Ocean,
The Canadian War Museum is located in Ottawa, seems to me you need to get out of Toronto once in a while, and, this particular museum will provide the education you are sorely lacking on this topic. Notice it’s not called the Canadian Peace Keeping Museum.

On Ottawa museums.com here is the description of this must see museum:
“Telling the story of how our country has been shaped by conflict, the Canadian War Museum is truly a national treasure that every Canadian, and visitor who wishes to better understand Canada, should visit. This world-class museum preserves our national heritage by telling the stories of all Canadians affected by war, and by honouring the sacrifices of those who have served our country.

There are four galleries which house permanent exhibitions:

Battleground: Wars of the First Peoples, the French and the British on Canadian soil (earliest times-1885)
For Crown and Country: South African and First World Wars (1885-1931)
Forged in Fire: Second World War (1931-1945)
A Violent Peace: Cold War, Peace Keeping, Recent Conflicts (1945- Present)
Other highlights include:

Lebreton Gallery-The Military Technology Collection: This large collection of military vehicles and artillery is sure to impress any visitor
Memorial Hall: In honour of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the Memorial Hall offers a quiet place for reflection in front of the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier
New exhibitions: An ever- changing display of temporary exhibitions explore various themes of conflict, as represented through art, photographs, artifacts and more. There are always new stories and perspectives to be explored at the Canadian War Museum.
And much more!
Housed in one of the most architecturally unique structures in Ottawa, the building is reflective of the museum themes. This includes the green roof with a self-sustaining ecosystem, symbolizing regeneration and hope. The museum also houses a research centre, gift shop, and cafeteria to complete your visit.

Your visit to the Canadian War Museum will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the Canada’s military past, and the freedom we now enjoy."
commented 2018-06-19 17:19:44 -0400
This coming from a leftist regressive who conveniently “forgets” history on a regular basis.

It is you who is wrong and doesn’t have the sense to admit it, over and over and over again. You calling something a fact doesn’t make it so.
commented 2018-06-19 16:31:53 -0400
Just stop it silly troll! Your efforts to revise history to suit your lack of knowledge in this area is ridiculous.

Just one example for you to remember, the native Dutch love Canada, and, their schoolchildren visit the Canadian cemetery (3 locations) every year to remember our fallen soldiers. The Dutch royal family have sent thousands upon thousands of tulip bulbs in thanks,since 1945.
Princess Margriet was born at the Ottawa Civic Hospital during the war.
The Dutch would most certainly tell you Canadian soldiers were essential during the liberation of the Netherlands.
commented 2018-06-19 16:15:57 -0400
Liza Rosie….Some good stuff on Scheer, although he threw more than The Rebel under the bus; some others are Kellie Leitch, Brad Trost and now Bernier.

Experts always warn us not to put too much hope in a by-election, as the voter usually punishes the ruling Party. That also can be interpreted as warning us not to think Scheer may be the next Winston Churchill; but as you correctly say, he is the one that we have to go with unless someone else comes up.
CTV"s Political Chief said on Sunday’s Question Period: “Trudeau will campaign in the next election that Andrew Scheer is a very nice Quiet man, BUT can he fight the big evil Trump on tariffs? I can as I have experience fighting Trump.”
commented 2018-06-19 15:56:07 -0400
Allan, we both have relatives turning in their war graves.
commented 2018-06-19 14:03:59 -0400
Robert McClelland, it is unfortunate that none fo this will register with our resident troll. He just ignores evidence to the contrary of his preconceived ideas moves on to new misinformation. Almost like fake news but it isn’t news. Fake Facts might be closer to the mark.
commented 2018-06-19 14:00:54 -0400
ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 7 hours ago
Then there was No. 6 Group RCAF who, at it’s peak, had 14 heavy bomber squadrons of Lancasters, during WWII and flew 40,822 sorties.
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ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 7 hours ago
Allan and Andy, don’t forget our flyboys who have been second to none.
Billy Bishop 72 kills
Raymond Collishaw 60 kills
Donald MacLaren 54 kills
William Barker 50 kills
George Beurling 31 kills
Henry McLeod 21 kills
Vernon Woodward 19 kills
George Wittman 17 kills
I didn’t forget, Robert. That is Drive-By-Dan’s department. There is only so much time and space to recall the contributions of our Canadian pacifist nation. But thanks for adding up the score some more.

I have relatives turning in their war graves over the disrespect they get from post-modern revisionists and islamophiles.
commented 2018-06-19 13:52:20 -0400
- I recall that Trump threatened to cancel the replacement for Air Force One because of the enormous cost overruns. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2016/12/06/trump-tweets-us-should-cancel-air-force-one-replacement/ Instead of new fighter jets we’re getting Australian hand me downs. I guess the UK doesn’t have any surplus Spitfires.

- 2 taxpayer funded nannies. A $7,500 taxpayer funded playset. Why can’t Trudeau pay for it himself? Likely because he spends everything he makes & then some. I’m thinking he’s not good at handling his own money & the party has been on since 2015. The media party won’t call him out on it, they’re too busy cheerleading. Congrats on the book – bought mine.

- Notice how they condemn Trump for what might be going on while giving Obama a pass for what he was already caught doing? Is it any wonder that they get called fake news?
commented 2018-06-19 13:34:01 -0400
Hmmm……not time to get giddy just yet. Jihadi Justin clearly is confident his election rigging will win the day once again, hence more spending (taxpayer dollars) on himself. More and more I am coming to the conclusion the dictraitor Trudeau will have to be removed by force……………………
commented 2018-06-19 13:05:27 -0400

It isn’t a matter of what I personally want them to be doing. It’s a matter of whether they are serving their country honorably or just using their position to live a lavish lifestyle while screwing over the people who are paying for it. That kind of SCUM should have a rowboat to get around in and do their own laundry until they are heaved out of office. And no TRAITOR should even have that. That kind of SCUM should simply be in prison.

But I have no problem with leaders who do their jobs honorably and for the good of the people having some nice perks like a nice home, a nice plane, and nice vacations, and a couple of nice nannies for the kids. Socks Clown doesn’t deserve any of these. He is a CHRISTIANPHOBE and TRAITOR who should be ejected ASAP.
commented 2018-06-19 12:20:34 -0400
Just wondering. The PM’s nannies. Is that one male and one female, or are they none of the above?
commented 2018-06-19 11:08:43 -0400
I think its the wrong approach but I think it explains what happens, regarding politicians distancing themselves from the conservative base, whether it be Scheer distancing himself and the party(our) party from the Rebel or Nigel Farage distancing himself from Tommy Robinson or Anne Marie Waters. The left brands them. Those on the right who are trying to get elected or get things passed in this climate, are ‘forced’ to denounce. I think it is the opposite of what they should be doing. Submitting to the left only makes them stronger.

I hope Scheer surprises us and recognizes that whoring yourself out for the benefit of a few votes from the left won’t be what gets him elected and if he does get in as PM. it won’t be because of them. You cannot appease the left until you become them. If you become them, you too will die a political death, going down on the wrong side of history as a broken pathetic traitor to your own country. We will have to get Scheer in, keep him honest and demand new representation in the party, if he sells us out as Justin is doing. There must be a way to right this ship, because the country must regain its balance in order to survive.
commented 2018-06-19 09:18:56 -0400
Ted, “He was running well behind Scheer last time I checked. A new jet would be just the thing to solidify those numbers.”
Yvette Malaka, #36,000 per hour tax payer bill every time he flies plus entourage, is icing on the cake and hopefully a reminder that we are being robbed , milked and deemed second class citizens in our own country even for those too busy and otherwise occupied to pay attention to the attacks on our country, from our own government.

For all Scheer is and doesn’t seem to be, he is going to be the guy. Justin must go. His whole cabinet is corrupt. We are going to have to keep Scheer honest.