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In August of last year, I suffered a serious stroke that initially paralyzed the right side of my body. In a matter of days, much function returned. At this point, I have everything back except full use of my right hand, which is gradually improving. My thanks to God and the many of you who rendered prayers on my behalf. I am happy to be back at Lone Star Comics, doing the work I love best, and now here restarting Buddy’s Soap Box!
Canadian Truckers Win Big Over Justin Trudeau
After three weeks, the Canadian truckers protest is winding down amid a brutal and heavy-handed response from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. If Trudeau thinks he is a winner, he is wrong. The courageous Canadian truckers have forced Trudeau to expose his true nature, and what we see is far from pretty.
There is not a nation in the world that is immune from producing the likes of an Adolf Hitler, or a Joseph Stalin, or a Chairman Mao. In every nation such nascent monsters exist, as well as those eager to follow, including members of government, the police, and the military.
Canada’s Justin Trudeau is a case in point. The man is a thug posing as a politician.
What Trudeau is doing to the Canadian people is a crime far greater than truckers parking in a street or blocking a bridge.
Canada is ostensibly a democracy, but it is hard to imagine that Canada can long remain so, given Trudeau’s dictatorial behavior. As much as any banana republic thug, he is indifferent to due process and cares nothing for the rule of law.
He is confiscating people’s property without charging them with a crime. He is depriving people of their livelihoods, confiscating their bank accounts, threatening to take their pets, even their children.
Canadians who dared to come out to participate in peaceful protest are threatened with draconian fines and jail.
A single mother contributed $50 to a crowd funding for the truckers. She did so before the little dictator made doing so a crime. Yet, he froze her back account. Tells you a lot about Justin Trudeau!
Meanwhile, some Canadian police officers attacked and beat peaceful protesters on Trudeau’s orders. Hundreds have been arrested.
All this from a man who expressed his solidarity with anti-capitalist Black Lives Matter and Antifa, even as mobs burned and looted. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Justin Trudeau is acting in the finest communist tradition, an iron-fisted tradition he admires and sees as more efficient than a free market.
Contrast the above with Justin Trudeau’s view of his fellow citizens who peacefully petition in protest. For them he has no admiration. He slanders his fellow citizens, calling them racists, Nazis, and terrorists.
We can thank Dr. Faucistein’s Wuhan Monster for exposing Trudeau for the kind of creature he is. Covid opens the door for Justin Trudeau’s power grab.
Justin Trudeau is not the only top power-hungry politician. The thugs and monsters lurking in our own government and Canada’s are coming out of the woodwork, bent on arrogating power to themselves in the name of protecting us from Covid.
We need to see these people for who, and what they are, whenever they pop up on either side of the U.S./Canadian border. So long as we citizens retain our right to vote, we can vote out all who are a threat to our democratic principles and then elect men and women who truly believe in freedom.
Our God-given rights and all we hold sacred depends on the choices we make!
Let’s explain it to David Brooks
David Brooks is the token “conservative” at the New York Times. (Note the quotation marks.) His conservatism is relative and can be called such only in comparison to his NYT colleagues.
A friend of mine sent me a piece that Brooks wrote in mid-January bearing the headline, “America Is Falling Apart at the Seams.” The piece laments that the social fabric is fraying, that we’re divided and at each other’s throats and that drug use and depression are on the rise while charitable giving is on the wane. Near the end he writes, “What the hell is going on? The short answer: I don’t know.”
Well, David, let’s see if we can suss it out for you. The actual short answer is this. People who get up every day and go make the country work are tired of getting screwed by the people you pal around with. How so? How much time do you have?
Let’s start with the fact that millions of poor, uneducated, social services-consuming peasants are being encouraged by Joe Biden to illegally invade the country. Not merely being allowed, mind you, actually encouraged.
There’s inflation. The gallon of gas that cost $2.40 a year ago costs $3.44 today. A gallon of milk cost $2.90 pre-pandemic. Today, it costs $3.79. David, you can probably take that extra expense in your stride. Millions of working people can’t.
Thousands upon thousands of small, independent businesses into which the owners had invested the entirety of their personal wealth were forced by elitist government officials to shut down during the pandemic while “essential” businesses – like Target Stores – were allowed to remain open. Target, which sells clothing, saw its stock price nearly triple. The clothing store in the strip center space next door went out of business.
On the subject of COVID lockdowns, Johns Hopkins University just confirmed what many of us believed from the start and risked public opprobrium for daring to say out loud. Locking down put individual liberty in peril while doing more harm than good.
Also, on COVID, we were told that we must vax up, mask up and shut up – or else. Why, then, throughout the pandemic did we keep seeing Democrats and lefty swells out in public having a grand old time maskless? From California governor Gavin Newsome hobnobbing without a mask at a swank Napa Valley eatery to Matt Damon, Jay-Z and others maskless at the Super Bowl, we came to understand that when it comes to rules about wearing a mask, rules are for little people. (To be fair, fans were flouting the mask rules at the Super Bowl, too. But that only further begs the question, why do Dems in government keep insisting upon them?)
I could go on (I haven’t even mentioned unprosecuted crime, BLM riots, etc., etc.) but here it really is, David. It’s all of a piece. Working people – the people that Ivy-educated liberals insist come on the double when the air conditioning goes out – are tired of the dripping condescension.
They’re tired of the hypocrisy. They’re tired of rules for thee but not for me from lefty elites.
That’s why the country is grumpy, David. Look around you. Is it really that hard to figure out?