Random Quotations – February 10th, 2018

Eight items in total…

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put Justice Department lawyers on notice Wednesday for their response to a proposed class-action lawsuit on military sexual misconduct, saying their arguments are out of line… Trudeau on Wednesday said that the arguments were ‘of concern to me, and I’ve asked (Wilson-Raybould) to follow up with the lawyers to make sure that we argue things that are consistent with this government’s philosophy… Obviously the lawyers’ argument does not align with my beliefs or what this government believes’… Trudeau did not say exactly which arguments were of concern, and his office refused to provide further information.” – Lee Berthiaume (CP), “Trudeau intervenes in lawsuit against military because Justice lawyers’ argument ‘does not align’ with beliefs” – National Post, Nov. 7th, 2018.

“Hareem Ghani, the NUS (British National Union of Students -JG) Women’s Officer, announced she would be filing a complaint to the NUS based on her (Black NUS President Shakira Martin’s) ‘distasteful’ comparison and ‘deeply dangerous behaviour’, such as threatening and bullying officers ‘over the course of the last 6 months.’ She later added: ‘I will no longer be going into NUS HQ until the complaint is concluded… if only you all knew half the shit we’ve dealt with in the last 2 months especially’.” – Sophie Laura Weymes-McElderry, “NUS President accused of bullying NUS officers” – The Cambridge Student, Jan. 27th, 2018.

“The German Ministry of Interior recently released details of a 9-month investigation into social media use by Chinese intelligence services, in which they were using services like LinkedIn for espionage. In an effort to identify and compromise individuals and organisations, fake profiles for HR specialists, head hunters and project leads were created to dupe potential targets, which reports at the time likened to ‘Nation State catfishing’.” – Andy Kays, “Cybercriminals: The other professionals viewing your LinkedIn profile” – International Business Times, Feb. 2nd, 2018.

“Trump sees many institutions as fortresses lately captured by radical progressives that must be attacked and besieged if they are to be recaptured and liberated. Cannon deals with three such politicized institutions: the media, the NFL and the courts… Trump does not attack freedom of the press but rather the moral authority and legitimacy of co-opted media institutions. It is what CNN has become, not what CNN was, that Trump disrespects.” – Pat Buchanan, “Trump – Middle American radical” – American Renaissance, Feb. 8th, 2018.

“I think it’s going to unfold like the tea party, only bigger… It’s not Me Too. It’s not just sexual harassment. It’s an anti-patriarchy movement… Time’s up on 10,000 years of recorded history. This is coming. This is real.” – Steve Bannon, quoted by Mike Calia in “Steve Bannon warns: ‘Anti-patriarchy movement’ is going to be bigger than the Tea Party” – CNBC, Feb. 9th, 2018.

“In a tweet posted at the end of January, Graydon replied to a tweet where a woman called asylum seekers ‘illegals’ and called them a ‘drain on society’… Last week, he retweeted a post which called Trudeau ‘a disgrace’ with the hashtag ‘scumbag.’ An earlier retweet from December 2017 referred to ‘turdeau’ and questioned ‘How can any woman vote for that sick/retarded/traitor?” – CP, “Manitoba MLA to take sensitivity training after offensive ‘turdeau’ tweets” – National Post, Feb. 7th, 2018.

“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?” – Donald Trump, quoted by Juliet Linderman (AP), in “Donald Trump laments that ‘mere allegation’ of abuse can destroy lives” – Toronto Sun, Feb. 10th, 2018.

“These machinations are not conducted in the shadows, not a secret plot carried out in the dead of night. It’s all in our faces. Rush Limbaugh warns of a silent coup, Sean Hannity a ‘soft coup,’ Ambassador Bolton the ‘first coup d’état in [U.S.] history’… Wow – a domestic plot to take down our government, and the best we can do is chronicle the uprising? How did we get to the place where we witness a coup and tacitly accept it?… In a word, the media, the left’s super-soldiers, brought us to this point.” – Peggy Ryan, “Our radicalized media: A clear and present danger” – American Thinker, Feb. 10th, 2018.