Canadian Politics Humor The left Uncategorized US Politics

Understanding Unemployment Statistics

Dave 07Until now, it’s been hard to wrap your head around Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin “the budget will balance itself” Trudeau’s understanding of economics. However, my cousin sent me this Bud Abbott and Lou Costello exchange which clearly and brilliantly illustrates how Justin’s thinking works, at least as regards unemployment statistics.

For your continuing education, I included a link at the end of this exchange, in which Lou Costello educates Bud Abbott on some of the finer points about how the marketplace works.

COSTELLO:    I want to talk about the unemployment rate in Canada

ABBOTT:        Good Subject.  Terrible Times.  It’s 5.6%.

COSTELLO:    That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT:         No, that’s 23%.

COSTELLO:    You just said 5.6%.

ABBOTT:         5.6% Unemployed.

COSTELLO:    Right, 5.6% out of work.

ABBOTT:         No, that’s 23%.

COSTELLO:    Okay, so it’s 23% unemployed.

ABBOTT:         No, that’s 5.6%.

COSTELLO:    WAIT A MINUTE.  Is it 5.6% or 23%?

ABBOTT:        5.6% are unemployed.  23% are out of work.

COSTELLO:    If you are out of work you are unemployed

ABBOTT:        No, Trudeau said you can’t count the “Out of Work”  as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.


ABBOTT:        No, you miss his point.

COSTELLO:   What point?

ABBOTT:        Someone who doesn’t look for work can’t be counted with those who look for work.  It wouldn’t be fair.

COSTELLO:    To whom?

ABBOTT:        The unemployed.

COSTELLO:    But ALL of them are out of work.

ABBOTT:        No, the unemployed are actively looking for work.  Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO:   So if you’re off the unemployment roles that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT:        Unemployment would go down.  Absolutely!

COSTELLO:   The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?

ABBOTT:        Absolutely it goes down.  That’s how it gets to 5.6%. Otherwise it would be 23%.

COSTELLO:    Wait, I got a question for you  That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT:        Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO:    Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT:        Correct.

COSTELLO:    And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT:        Bingo.

COSTELLO:   So there are two ways to bring unemployment down,  and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.

ABBOTT:       Now you’re thinking like a Liberal.

COSTELLO:   I don’t even know what the hell I just said!

ABBOTT:       Now you’re thinking like Trudeau.


Abott and CostelloIf you’re too young to know who Abbott and Costello are, or you want further education, please follow this link  that I discovered. Finally we have proof of where the left goes to learn math!

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Dave Reesor

Canadian Politics Politics Uncategorized US Politics

They’re Embarrassing!

Dave 07I’ve always readily affirmed that Donald Trump regularly does and says things that are embarrassing, ill considered, and too often detrimental to his own cause.

And of course, Canadians, especially those with a full blown case of DTS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) love to jump on these indiscretions and point out what an idiot the Americans have chosen for a President.

If you’re one of those, I’d suggest that you peruse the following photos. JT at Pride 2

JT at Pride

Now reflect on some of Justin Trudeau’s more famous observations, such as:  “the budget will balance itself; I admire China’s basic dictatorship; Fidel Castro was a great revolutionary; and, we can grow the economy from the heart outward. If you know what that means………

J A MacDonald150 years ago we had John A. MacDonald; flawed but with a vision for the Canadian Nation.

Now we have Justin Trudeau, announcing to the world that Canada is not a nation.


So reflect on this: Do we Canadians have any justification in jeering at the leader of the United States?




Charlottesville Politics The left Uncategorized US Politics

Trump Was Right!

Dave 07I’ve done a few blogs saying: “Trump is wrong,” so I think it’s fair, that in the interests of balance, but mostly because it’s true, that I point out that Trump got it right; on the Charlottesville riot, and on North Korea. I’ve been working on two blogs making the case for each assertion, but Conrad Black trumped me with his column in today’s National Post. It’s an excellent, and very readable analysis, and one which there is absolutely no chance you will see on the CBC, or in the Toronto Star, or the New York Times.

But here’s my take. Trump’s initial comment on Charlottesville was that there was blame on both sides. Unless you have a full blown case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, it should be obvious that there was. Because, like it or not, the white supremacist nutters had a permit to demonstrate. Like it or not, the so-called antifascist (Antifa) and Black Lives Matter nutters didn’t. Both sides came armed. They’re all racists and fanatics. There was blame on both sides. Both sides should be marginalized by decent society.

My perspective is that Nazis, Fascists, Marxists, Antifa, BLM, etc., are all part of the same dystopian tribe, and that the mayhem in Charlottesville was nothing more than a violent family feud; one that the police should have stopped long before someone died.

I detest everything that the neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan stand for, but mostly I regard them as fools, best to to be ignored. Until Barack Obama unwisely spent eight years poking and blowing on the dying embers of race-based conflict in the United States, the KKK and neo-Nazis were largely ignored, which is the last thing they want. Based on his handling of race relations alone, Obama should have returned his Nobel Peace Prize.

Hitler ChamberlainOn North Korea. In 1994, President Bill Clinton paid the North Koreans $4 billion to end their nuclear program and bought “… Peace for our time.” Oh, sorry; I got my history mixed up. It was actually Neville Chamberlain who said that in 1938, after he bought peace by appeasing Hitler over Czechoslovakia. How did that work out?

Churchill, who at the time was regarded as an unstable warmonger, (sort of like Trump), because he advocated stopping Hitler, was ignored. If Churchill had been listened to, the cost of ending Hitler’s Third Reich in 1938/1939 would probably have been less than 1% of the 50 million who died during World War II, from 1939 to 1945.

Anyway, Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s trash talking dictator, recently threatened to send his missiles to Guam, which is a US territory in the South Pacific. Donald Trump said that such an action would result in North Korea being subject to an onslaught of fire and fury like the world has never seen. Obviously that’s trash talk from an unstable warmonger.


Kim Jong UnBut for some reason, Kim Jong Un just announced that he’ll allow Guam to exist for a while longer.

Sleep well!

I’m Dave Reesor

Alberta Politics Politics Public Education Science Social Issues Socialism The left Uncategorized

We Can Win. We Must Win!

Dave 07Hello friends

Last week I said that I was going to go see Al Gore’s latest disaster fantasy, and report back to you. I will, but later. So far it sounds like the lineups are short.

But for the next few weeks I’m going to draw your attention to an issue that’s even more critical than the money being wasted on trying to stop climate change, although the issues are related. For Albertans, the threat is imminent, but the threat exists throughout Western civilization.

The threat is the relentless attack by the Progressivist Left, on parental rights, childhood, common sense, decency, scientific facts, empirical evidence, and history.

Parental choice in education is guaranteed by the UN Charter on Human Rights, as well as numerous federal and provincial/state laws; yet the Progressivists are determined to pretend they don’t exist, in order to implement their radical agenda.

Donna TrimbleDonna Trimble, and Parents for Choice in Education, along with several other organizations that I’ll be highlighting in the coming weeks, are doing incredible work in fighting for your rights as parents, and your children’s rights, just to be children.

Please follow this link and read Donna’s very personal blog. Then forward this blog to everyone you know, and get involved, including financially. I can tell you that while these social media initiatives are incredibly cost-effective, they still cost money. Freedom is not free.

It is absolutely critical that in 2019, Albertans elect a political party committed to parental rights, with a leader that has the backbone to stand up to the inevitable dishonest attacks by the NDP government, it’s ideological allies, and their media supporters.

And that’s why the UCP of Alberta leadership election in October requires your focused attention. Sadly, some of the candidates are extremely wobbly on parental rights.

And your rights are critical. Did you know that your children are being taught that a girl can have a penis? A man can have a baby? And that they were provided access to sites saying: “Here’s how to find porn?” I am not exaggerating. Rachel Notley’s NDP is not the party of Tommy Douglas. He would be appalled.

Next week I’m going to continue to feature organizations that are doing critical work in the fight, for you, your children, and your grandchildren.

Until then….

Dave Reesor

Let’s Do It Ourselves


Climate Environmentalism Uncategorized

I Should Win a Prize!

Dave 07A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog in which I put some of the climate related events of the past 18,000 years into the context of a single day. Climate cycles actually last hundreds of thousands of years, or more, and within those cycles, are shorter cycles, lasting tens of thousands of years, and within those are shorter cycles lasting hundreds of years, and within those are cycles lasting several decades. Any weather pattern lasting less than several decades, is just weather.

So I thought that it’s really interesting to consider that, climate-wise, we’re living in the last few minutes of the latest 18,000 year, climate day. It provides some perspective. Again, here’s the link to that blog.

Breaking News!

Later this week, Al Gore is releasing his sequel – ingeniously titled, An Inconvenient Sequel – to his decade old, Oscar-winning docudrama, called An Inconvenient Truth. Gore homes cars jetsConveniently, it has made him very, very, wealthy, and he lives the lifestyle to prove it.

Now I’m not aware of one significant alarmist prediction that Mr. Gore made 10 years ago, that’s come true; so, in the interests of science, and at great personal cost, and even, risk to my health, I’m going to the movie to see how Big Al handles all those truly, Inconvenient Truths.

I may even have to skip the popcorn for fear that the salt content would push my blood pressure past the tipping point. Hmmmm. Evocative phrase that, but I have to admit that “tipping point” probably isn’t original with me. I’m positive I’ve heard it somewhere before.

A friend told me he was amazed at how far I would go for research. Well, let’s remember that Barack Obama won the Nobel prize for far less!

Anyway, next week I’ll update you on the catastrophes that humanity will face, if Antarctica’s icecap melts. At the moment – and somewhat inconveniently – it’s growing.

Sacrificing for research……. and maybe you could drop a note to the Nobel committee?