September 13, 2015

Trudeau tells Mansbridge his "first day as PM" priority: "Talk about climate change"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

It was embarrassing to watch: Asked one of the most cliched questions in political journalism -- "What would you do on your first day as Prime Minister?" -- Justin Trudeau was at a loss for words.

Trudeau's handlers must've coached him up after that disaster, because the next time he was asked the same question -- by no less than Peter Mansbridge -- Trudeau had an actual answer.

Too bad it wasn't impressive.

Asked about his economic priorities, Trudeau promptly and eagerly listed a bunch of climate change initiatives.

And not even concrete actions he'd take to fight "global warming," either, but his plan to just "call a meeting" about it with a bunch of other politicians.

Nothing about tax relief for families, or terrorism, or anything severely normal Canadians care about.


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commented 2015-09-15 18:12:14 -0400
Justin is doing his best imitation of Gerald Butts . . . the Enviro"Mentalist" . . .
Earth to Justin . . . Gorebull Warming stopped in 1998 . . . according to NASA Satellite Data . . .
commented 2015-09-15 17:35:01 -0400

As suspected – you are an idiot. You can’t have back and forth conversations with a bot.
commented 2015-09-15 17:22:13 -0400

No actually – Ezra needs me and any opposing view for business purposes. I hate to break it to you, but conservatives all agreeing with each other – doesn’t generate money and advertising.

Tell me more about me and my life that you apparently know so much about. You don’t seem to mind the countless posts that CONSERVATIVES make here on a daily basis.
commented 2015-09-15 17:19:05 -0400
as suspected, just a bot
commented 2015-09-15 17:11:32 -0400
Really! Justin, climate change is the most serious issue we face as a country with 1.6% of the world’s carbon emissions? This guy actually scares me every time he opens his mouth. But his breathy speeches reminds me of my favourite Jack Russell Terrier who get all ‘breathy’ when I visit because she wants a treat.
commented 2015-09-15 17:08:14 -0400
Jimmy I hate to break it to you but frankly nobody needs you. My assessment of you is an individual with far too much time on you hands. I would respectively recommend you spend more time contributing to your community and given back instead of spending countless hours with your drivel on this site. Read the Leap Manifesto to make yourself feel important.
commented 2015-09-15 16:42:44 -0400

Yep. Do you know how websites work?

The most popular threads with the most traffic are those that have heated debate – not threads where everyone just agrees with each other.

Ezra would have banned me long ago like he did initially to some liberals – but he quickly realized the value that people like Terry and I bring to The Rebel on a revenue level. The Rebel NEEDS me and Ezra recognizes that from a business perspective.
commented 2015-09-15 16:30:06 -0400
SILVA said " Besides, Ezra needs the traffic and advertising revenue." What a nice guy! If it weren’t for him, he might have a hard time making payroll. He DOES have a hard-on for Ezra. Come on, every body, lets all help silva help Ezra. Overwhelm him; because there is no point arguing with him.
commented 2015-09-15 16:17:21 -0400

Um, because facts can be fully determined and they do just that. That’s like asking – how can they say that 2 + 2 = 4?

It’s not an opinion site – actually go through everything extensively to come to a FACTUAL conclusion on something. And it goes both ways – they will call bullshit on Democrats and Republicans/ conservatives and liberals.

So since it is entirely fact based – it sounds to me like you just don’t like hearing certain facts or won’t concede to a fact – especially if it puts conservatives in a negative position.
commented 2015-09-15 13:17:07 -0400
Trudeau’s handlers must be beside themselves. That’s the second time he’s been asked that question and the second time he’s blown it. You can tell by the deer in the headlights look that he displayed both times – the second time it was as though he was thinking, “Oh crap, what was it that Butts told me I should say if they hit me with that one again…?”. He responded with a poorly executed “pivot” – a tactic politicians use when asked a question they don’t want to answer or don’t know how to answer – just answer some other about a topic you like to talk about. At some point in the past the back room boys must have told him given him a list of such “safe” topics, climate change being one of them. But he didn’t do it very well as the answer sort of made it sound like the Premiers are all going to be sitting around waiting for him to call a meeting that day to talk about the subject. The guy just sounds like such a twit. It’s almost fun watching for the next poorly executed attempt at sounding smart. He reminds me a bit of the guitarist in Spinal Tap – “the amp goes to 11 because it’s like better than 10”.
commented 2015-09-15 11:05:56 -0400
Liza, I agree.

The point I was trying to make to the “all knowing” Jimmy is that websites are just other peoples’ opinions on any number of topics, for and news sites. I never actually specified directly that I did not trust, but that all websites need to be approached cautiously, even But because Jimmy loves that one website, he dedicates his whole trust to it.

I am one of those people that reads up on a particular issues/events/news from a variety of view points, because I like to make my own decision once I have all the information I can find.

This was my point to Jimmy, but once he get into his “how dare you question me you stupid extremist Conservative” hysteria mood, throwing the insults around and such, there is no chance whatsoever of reasoning with him, so I tend to stop talking to him at that point.
commented 2015-09-15 10:43:45 -0400
You are right to be suspicious of factcheck .org Peter N. Aside from the fact that it is manned mostly by journalists, and former CNN reporters, who died and made them the final word on everything?
I check back to that site regularly just to see what they have to say on any given topic. Some of it I agree with, but some of it is bull. They toot their horn as being entirely non-partisan, which is clearly not true, and probably impossible anyway.
They don’t always connect the dots and come to conclusions which are logical. Their fact checking on climate change for example is completely hypothetical, since they are not experts on climate change science, and the science is never"all in".
They are a bunch of people with a website and opinions that’s all.

Alex, I don’t see how you come up with Mulcair as the best choice, but everyone is entitled to an opinion.
commented 2015-09-15 01:54:43 -0400
Would one be able to classify the socialism of Greece that put its whole country in peril, a similar evil to that of Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. Perhaps not. I wonder if an Ontarian, who this winter has to make the difficult decision of putting less food on the family table, to pay the skyrocketed energy costs. Will think that Wynne’s evil is similar to that of Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. Perhaps yes. I wonder how scholars, 50 years from now, would classify the socialists in today’s Canada. With their propaganda and vehement lies. Will they classify Mulcair, Justin, and Wynne a similar evil to Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot.
I say Mulcair is a most definite Yes and a probable yes to the other two. Evils that come cloaked are most wicked.
commented 2015-09-14 22:23:01 -0400
@ Alex Armutlu: Satire? I was being deadly serious. Otherwise I would have called JT, Potboy. But hey, thanks for the compliment. Speaking of which, your next comment below is excellent and I couldn’t agree more. But I don’t mind people with opposing views being here because it sharpens our own perception of the current world condition when, as you point out with great clarity, the left tragically gains power. It is always a tragedy when that happens.
commented 2015-09-14 21:25:35 -0400
Kenneth Lawrence wrote"George, you’re right, but it’s interesting to see the level of ignorance, self-deception and outright delusion the left embraces in its never-ending quest,"
Kenneth," Interesting" turns to tragic when the left get any power. Look at some tragedies we can be thankful to Obama for.

-The middle east is ablaze
-After countless atrocities the Israeli people have endured in the past century, they are seriously threatened again.
-The US has broken a sacred vow to never negotiate with a terrorist. (Pure ignorance of the consequences)
-Feeding the terrorists by buying their oil and saying NO to keystone
-The Iran deal(need I say more)
-Thugs are put on pedestal and police officers are crucified.
-Russia and Korea can do as they please(Ukraine if you need an example)

It is interesting to see clowns like Justin and Mulcair play the role of Canada’s Jesters. But I wouldn’t call it interesting if they came into power. Look at Ontario.
commented 2015-09-14 20:43:28 -0400

This coming from the guy that actually think is some bullshit website – when it’s actually the most reputable fact checking website in America – that even the right wing and left wing media rely on to confirm or deny something per the facts.

But yes, it doesn’t take much of a Google search to see that Lyle H. Rossiter has a right wing agenda and that his book doesn’t contain any actual psychological science – despite the title of his book. So yes, it is bullshit.
commented 2015-09-14 20:37:44 -0400

Can you post my quote – where I referred to myself as “we”.


I promise to still be here after the election even if Harper wins. Besides, Ezra needs the traffic and advertising revenue.
commented 2015-09-14 20:37:44 -0400
Bravo, Kenneth Lawrence. “22 Minutes” should learn a thing or two about Satire.
commented 2015-09-14 18:50:42 -0400
Marcel, I think you can be quite sure that JT and mathematics have about the same relationship as Tom Mulcair and national fidelity, or Rachel Notley and a growing economy, or kathleen Wynne and your childrens’ best interests, or (moving outward now) Barack Obama and the truth, or the Iran deal and nuclear non-proliferation, i.e. not real close.

Steve the economist could probably handle some equations and calculations that would make JT’s head spin…
commented 2015-09-14 18:15:36 -0400
Trudeau is a University Drop Out
commented 2015-09-14 18:08:34 -0400
George, Well said.
commented 2015-09-14 18:06:33 -0400
Ezra calls Trudeau a ‘man-child’……Trudeau’s answer to Peter Mansbridge’s economics question proves it…… is almost at the point of unbelief why anyone is voting for Trudeau… have got to have emptied your brain or filled it with drugs to take him seriously; I think there should have to be some form of math test for any individual running for PM……I’m not sure this young Trudeau has a handle on math.
commented 2015-09-14 17:53:59 -0400
George, you’re right, but it’s interesting to see the level of ignorance, self-deception and outright delusion the left embraces in its never-ending quest, despite all the horrific lessons of 20th Century history, from Stalin to Mao to Pol Pot, to replicate the naive loser socialist movements that brought nothing but tyranny, poverty, and mass death to the unfortunate countries that allowed their naive socialist Utopian dreamers to put their ‘best and brightest’ into power.
commented 2015-09-14 17:07:41 -0400
Why do you guys even respond to De Silva ( who now refers to himself as ‘we’, which may be a slip, that shows he is part of a Liberal campaign boiler room). He is obviously a bomb thrower who comes here to disturb and annoy, so why feed the animals? Let him ( them) bluster and froth. There is a very good chance that, at the end of the next election, he ( they) will disappear anyway.
commented 2015-09-14 16:59:01 -0400
Well, there ya have it people, our resided “know absolutely every thing” leftie troll says Rossiter’s book is “bullshit”, so every crumple to your knees and worship Jimmy because this knows everything!
commented 2015-09-14 16:55:28 -0400
@peter Netterville: "Basing one’s trust on the naming of a website to be what it’s name is the most asinine thing. "

A classic example of this sort of false naming was Pravda, the leading journal of the Soviet Union. Pravda is the Russian word for truth but in the days of Lenin, Stalin, Kruschchev, and Brezhnev, it was anything but truthful. The Soviet citizenry knew it too. They had many snide remarks that they’d make about their media when they felt safe to say them.
commented 2015-09-14 16:45:23 -0400

So ya, it’s bullshit.
commented 2015-09-14 16:45:00 -0400
Thanks Eileen, its a good thing to know that it’s not catching….
commented 2015-09-14 16:44:24 -0400

Oh by the way:

Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., like Michael Savage, thinks that liberalism is a mental disorder.

Unlike Savage, however, Rossiter is a psychiatrist and is actually serious when he says that. He has written a book, The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, which claims to trace the psychological factors causing people to become liberals.

In a nutshell, the book’s thesis is, ‘My political views are so obviously correct that anyone who doesn’t accept them just has to be nuts.’ It presupposes the truth of a right-wing political outlook and then tries to plumb the reasons why other people do not accept this truth, the conclusion being that they have to be in massive denial. He chastises liberals for being “uncivil, overly sure of their correctness, and willfully ignorant of facts that contradict their worldview.”

Joan Swirsky, a fan of the book, notes that it “avoids all the usual psychobabble.”1 We hazard that this is because the book does not contain any actual psychological science.