If the sock fits: Ed the Sock is the perfect bootlicker for Justin Trudeau
There’s a dirty laundry list of Liberal lickspittles still backing blackface-disgraced PM Justin Trudeau as he tries to cling to power after his sad succession of performances over the past four years.
But none of Trudeau’s lackeys is a more fitting match for showing off our PM’s Achilles heel than the perverted, debased Ed the Sock.
While acting as a Liberal hero the filthy sock puppet has a sordid past of spewing misogynistic garbage on late night TV, regularly and creepily commenting on topless women as well as the women he interviewed.
“The thing is, you’re a redhead, I’m surprised you’re able to keep [your pants] on at all,” the debauched sock said to his female co-host—who’s also the perverted puppeteer’s wife—in an episode picked at random on YouTube from back in his inglorious days of semi-relevancy he still clearly yearns for.
“If you were to wear a t-shirt on the show and then wind up in a rainstorm, like every episode … yeah … yeah,” he says later in the episode to an actress he leered at while interviewing her.
The episode also includes him commenting on a topless woman in his former show’s “wank tank” (hot tub).
After Rogers cancelled Ed the Sock from Much and CityTV because of his juvenile sexist schtick risking a loss with female viewers, he tried to mount several unsuccessful comebacks, including his own online video sharing website FU Network in 2016.
In one of the handful of episodes the FU Network aired, he did a segment called “Is this racist?”.
In one segment, he shows a Chinese restaurant named “
At some point as Ed the Sock continued to sink further into obscurity—many of his 41.7 thousand followers appear to be fake according to a Twitter Audit from a few years ago—he decided to rebrand himself as a woke, born-again progressive who’s a stalwart defender of the Liberals and Justin Trudeau.
His devotion to Trudeau even as he continually gets exposed as a fraud is a sharply suitable match for the two hypocrites.
Trudeau’s past actions do not live up to his uber-woke saintly persona he’s tried to project himself as being.
In reality, Trudeau’s facade of an eternally youthful, kind feminist masks a morally corrupted inner soul a la The Picture of Dorain Gray. Trudeau struts around in colourful socks, but the stained gray yarns of Ed the Sock better tell the tale of the type of man he truly is.
Trudeau has mansplained for years how he is a feminist. He’s so sensitive to women’s plights that he lectured young men on Snapchat to not “interrupt women.”
Since his peak feminist sermons, people have awoken to his massive hypocrisy.
Last year it surfaced that a newspaper out west had published a piece describing how Trudeau groped one of its reporters and then said if he’d known she was a national journalist he wouldn’t have been so forward. He never came clean on what happened, instead, he sidestepped the issue and gaslighted the woman by saying that she might have had “experienced things differently.”
His feminist credentials further drooped when he booted out two of his top female ministers from the
And just this week a Liberal female MP spoke out saying the party pushed her out of running again because she wouldn’t publicly back Trudeau as a model feminist on social media when he was getting bashed for axing Jodie Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott. Another female Liberal MP, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, claimed around the same time that Trudeau screamed at her in a “hostile” meeting.
Further obliterating his supposed feminist bona fides is Trudeau’s flirtatious behaviour towards young women. Although the Liberals have categorically denied Trudeau ever went for drinks with Faith Goldy (well before she became a white nationalist), multiple sources maintain he indeed asked her and her female friends in their early 20s to drinks, allegedly hitting on them as a 41 year-old married man.
More recently, his handsy behaviour with 19 year-old U.S. Open tennis champion Bianca Andreescu raised many eyebrows.
When engaging the youth vote at a university in 2011, Trudeau told the young crowd, “The intensity, the excitement of being in the middle of a political campaign—it’s heavy, it’s fun stuff…
Trudeau has denied any affairs in his marriage to the media in the past, but in multiple interviews, his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has alluded to the struggles of their marriage and didn’t rule it out like her husband did.
“Ask if whatever happened in our lives—I’m not saying it did or didn’t—as if we would answer that. … I can tell you right away that no marriage is easy,” Grégoire Trudeau told a Global News journalist in 2015.
“We’ve even done couples therapy where you need to look at each other’s eyes and stand there until you become vulnerable enough for your truth and your suffering to come out. Wow, it’s cathartic!” she told the Globe and Mail in 2016. That report also mentions his former “laddish mode” when first meeting Sophie.
Canadian media don’t typically question the possibility of infidelity of politicians, however, in Trudeau’s case he almost begs for a doublestandard of scrutiny to be placed on himself due to his hypocritical self-aggrandizement as a male feminist trailblazer speaking out against women getting interrupted.
But it isn’t just the feminist file Trudeau has been exposed as a fraud on.
When it comes to defending the free press he has turned out to be an utter hypocrite.
From most recently blocking a journalist from joining his campaign bus to gumming up another journalist’s ability to access government documents, to his handler pushing a Rebel Media journalist, to his bribing and corrupting the press with a $600 million media bailout, to preferential media outlets getting interviews, to dodging reporters’ questions for days on end, to calling ace investigative journalist Robert Fife a liar, Trudeau’s 2015 buttering up of journalists rings completely hollow now: “We respect journalists in this country. They ask tough questions and they’re supposed to.”
This respect seems to be only given to the lapdogs of the press like CBC’s David Cochrane who Trudeau recently gifted with a poutine, one would assume for his good work in mitigating scandals like the Liberals inviting a would-be assassin on Trudeau’s infamous India trip.
Finally, that brings us back to Trudeau’s repeated blackface. This was at worst racist, and at the best bigoted. After one incident was bizarrely, belatedly unearthed from a school yearbook ten years into Trudeau’s political career by a U.S. publication, CTV’s Don Martin let slip that Trudeau had told him as a Liberal backbench MP he would never be prime minister because he “had too many secrets.”
As more of his dirty laundry is finally aired, Trudeau’s squeaky clean colourful-sock image has unravelled to reveal an ugly and morally repugnant little hypocrite like Ed the Sock.
The Social took the opportunity last week to get behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he was caught making fun of US President Donald Trump to other world leaders, framing it as Trudeau facing “a bully”, and that we, as Canadians like to “play clean”.
“Sometimes you have to face a bully with a squad,” said Melissa Grelo on the show. She referenced French President Macron’s attempts to push back against Trump’s comments on Isis fighters.
Do Canadians believe that Trudeau’s jokes about Trump were part of a meeting of leaders, coming together to face off against an unfair adversary?
It’s hard to paint talking behind someone’s back as the act of confronting a bully. On the flip side, it isn’t hard to imagine President Trump as a schoolyard bully while watching him troll French President Macron about Isis fighters. Just watching their body language provokes the image of one kid trying to get a rise out of another.
Self-described gossip expert and The Social co-host Lainey Lui commented that “what they were doing was exchanging information… gossiping is a form of communication… I’m so tired of gossip being given this bad name.” While it would be easy to dismiss this as nonsense, gossip does, in fact, create bonding among the people who share in it. Creating an “us” and a “them” brings the “us” closer together. Trudeau’s little schoolyard circle of gossip may very well have strengthened relations between Trudeau and the foreign leaders he shared it with.
Of course–there’s a reason why gossip has a bad name. It’s risky, in that it will damage the relationship with the person being gossiped about, if it is found out–as Trudeau has discovered. As far as strategy goes–it’s probably not a good idea to take any risks with our single largest trading partner.
Then there is the high road–the refusal to take part in gossip. If you’ve ever met someone with this level of character, you’ll know that there isn’t the easy bonding that comes from sharing cheap shots on someone who isn’t there to defend themselves. But, when it’s clear that you both have the same frustrations with that other person, it’s not hard to develop a deep respect for those who abstain from gossiping. After all, with that comes a trust that they won’t be talking behind your back, when you’re not around.
Hence Trump’s comment about Trudeau being “two-faced”.
At the end of the day, all world leaders need to be strategic in their relations with one another. They each need to behave in whatever way best serves the interests of their countries. Whether they choose trolling or gossiping or stately reverence, what matters is managing relationships in a way that enables them to get the job done.
But aside from all that–what was even said? I think Melissa Grelo summed up the whole issue best when she said, “this is not particularly salacious stuff–although when videos like this leak out, it sure becomes salacious.”
Perhaps it was the giddy tone in which Trudeau talked about Trump behind his back that caught the attention of top Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign team so much so that they decided to use it in an attack ad. It also probably didn’t help Canada’s relations with the US that Saturday Night Live–which Trump claims he doesn’t watch, but feels the need to trash on Twitter from time to time for its routine lampooning of him–did a whole opening sketch on Trudeau (Jimmy Fallon), French President Emmanuel Macron (Paul Rudd) and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (James Corden) belittling Trump (Alec Baldwin) in a high school cafeteria.
The Trudeau government will be reducing government revenue by $3-6 billion in order to cut taxes by roughly $25 per month for working Canadians.
According to a motion tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Ottawa will increase the personal income tax exemption by $2,000, to $15,000.
The proposed amendment to the Income Tax Act would ensure that Canadians who make under $147,000 a year would pay no taxes on the first $15,000, with benefits being spread out over four years.
Interestingly, given the wording of the motion, a dual-income family earning nearly $300,000 would receive the full tax cut.
While some wealthy Canadians would receive the cut, nearly 1.1 million Canadians would pay no tax at all as a result of the increase.
Based on the government’s own estimates, implementing the cut will cost government revenues of $3 billion in the first year, rising to $6 by 2023.
While any tax cuts will be sure to be received well by Canada’s rather overtaxed population, especially when you look at the average tax rates across our southern neighbour, the timing of the cut may worry deficit hawks.
As of now, Canada is on track to hit a $27.4 billion dollar annual deficit, multiple times higher than what the Trudeau government promised, and on track to balance no sooner than two decades from now.
With 22 years needed to balance, according to the nation’s Finance Department, Canada could be in a problematic situation should a global recession occur.
The items available on Amazon get weirder every year.
You can now purchase a Justin Trudeau Mr. Dress-Up colouring book from the online platform, and join in the PM’s famous and sometimes disastrously controversial love for costumes.
The book includes some of Trudeau’s most known costume choices, including Aladdin in blackface.
Trudeau has notably worn blackface more times than he can remember, including at least three times where video or photos have leaked.
While the content of the book is designed for children colouring, most will likely buy it as a conversation piece to keep around the house.
Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre slammed the minority Liberal government and the media at a Sunday press conference in Ottawa, where he called on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to come up with a plan to “restart” the sagging Canadian economy that shed 71,000 jobs last month.
“Others here in the bubble, inside Ottawa, might be fascinated by the palace intrigue of leadership politics,” replied Poilievre to a reporter’s question about his party leader Andrew Scheer’s viability at the Conservative helm.
“But if you’re one of those 71,000 people who just lost your job in November, you probably couldn’t care less.”
Poilievre and the Opposition Conservatives are calling for on Morneau, “to present an urgent fall economic update to salvage Canada’s teetering economy.”
Last week, Statistics Canada posted the worst one-month job loss numbers in the country for a decade as 71,000 additional people were out of work for November 2019. This included 18,000 in British Columbia and 18,000 in Alberta. It was especially terrible news for Alberta as it has already shed more than 150,000 jobs since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first took office in 2015.
According to the Carleton MP, whose riding is on the outskirts of the “Ottawa bubble”, the update should come with “major tax cuts for entrepreneurs and workers, so they can spend and invest and get out economy moving again.”
The Conservatives also want the government to cut “the insane, high levels of red tape holding (entrepreneurs) down,” said Poilievre. “(And) reassure investors by presenting a reasonable plan to help phase out the deficit in the medium term.”
With just five sitting days in the House of Commons scheduled before the Christmas break, Poilievre took exception with media queries about whether there was enough time to accomplish the task.
“You seem to be suggesting that our prime minister spent his first 10 days after the election surfing rather than working… the election was in October, they’ve had plenty of time,” replied Poilievre, referencing Trudeau’s Tofino trip, a post-election holiday he took after the October 21 vote.
“The storm clouds of our economy have been gathering overhead for a long time (and) the average Canadian wasn’t surfing in November. The average Canadian was worried about his or her job…and then we got a report that south of the border they had a quarter million new jobs.”
“So this is a made in Canada problem. It requires urgent action and we’re calling on the government to take that action by calling for a fall economic update.”
As for Morneau, Poilievre said if the finance minister were “competent, he’s got it already written. But that is not a safe assumption.”
“We’re prepared to work through the Christmas break, if necessary… and I’m sorry if Liberals have vacation plans. Cancel them.”
Asked whether the Conservatives red-tape cutting, lower taxes mantra was in need of an overhaul in light of the previous election result that boosted Conservatives presence in the Commons but failed to unseat Trudeau, Poilievre bristled.
“The trendy pundits that you bring on CBC… they tell us that we need to abandon everything we believe in. That we need to embrace big government, high deficits and high taxes,” replied the Carleton MP.
“That is the absolute worst thing Conservatives could do. That would be an electoral, political and economic disaster for the country if we went down that road. Our goal is not just to fit in with the four socialist parties. Our goal will be to stand out. To stand out as the only voice of taxpayers.”