Job application for Canada’s CBC: any race (except caucasian) may apply

Video of the interview will be posted shortly

Glenn read quite an interesting ad played by the Canadian government during their children’s broadcast on CBC asking for anyone of any race (except caucasian) apply. Would that be legal in the United States? Apparently it’s totally cool in Canada. Glenn interviewed Sun News's Brian Lilley on radio this morning about the story.

Transcript of Interview is below:

GLENN: Brian Lilley from Sun News, kind of our sister in spirit, Sun News, to TheBlaze up in Canada, been taking on the monstrosity that is the CBC for quite some time and a good, decent, good, decent man. Brian, how are you, sir?

CALLER: I'm doing well, Glenn. Doing well.

GLENN: Good. I'm glad we can talk to you over the vast space between Texas and Canada, especially from the NRA convention which is surprising to probably most Canadians, actually was founded based on the Canadian shooting organization back in the 1800s because Canada had one of the best shooting organizations in the world at the time and the American Civil War generals came up to Canada and said, "Hey, can you help us? Because we suck at shooting down here."

LILLEY: You know, it's funny that you're speaking at the NRA because I'm on my way to speak to the National Firearms Association kind of a sister in spirit group here in Canada, although a lot smaller, and that's one of the things that I'm going to be telling them along with the fact that we've got to keep fighting back against the crazy gun control that we have. And, you know, I'm one of the few voices up here that will say that, unlike the CBC, which is all about more gun control, more gun control, more gun control. We used to be as free as you, and we're far away from it now, but I'm worried you're heading down our path.

GLENN: No, I think we are. I think the cart may get in front of the horse here and we may be rolling down that hill and catching up and passing you very soon. We wanted to talk to you a little bit about Kids CBC. And we don't even know if this is legal in the United States. We wanted to know how everybody in Canada feels about this. There was an ad for the Kids CBC that says, "Hello, if you're here to find instructions regarding a self tape audition submission for the Male Kids CBC host, you're in the right place. Below you'll find a PDF with the audition material and all of the instructions. Please only submit if you match the following criteria: Male between the ages of 23 to 35 years and any race except Caucasian."

LILLEY: But you forgot the most important criteria, the one that comes after that: Nonunion. I mean, that's really the one that's causing consternation on the left. Nonunion. How dare they.

GLENN: Nonunion? Let me ask you this: Are people actually in Canada, has everybody in Canada - because this is where we're kind of headed, so many Americans are just kind of going dead inside and you're like, oh, the president allowed another ambassador to be shot and killed and this time they carved up his body and carved him into steaks and roasted him there at the embassy and ate him on live television. Huh. And we move on. You guys, is this causing any kind of stir up there?

LILLEY: Well, you know, it's causing a stir with my audience. I talked about this on Sun News the other day, I wrote about it on the website. It's causing a stir on talk radio. So all the same usual suspects that would create a stir with in the U.S., it's creating a stir here. But CBC is this billion dollar PBS on steroids. It is the state broadcaster, although the current state, the current Canadian government is headed by conservatives. So they hate their pay masters because they are an extreme leftwing organization. So all the other media, the big newspapers that also lean left, they are kind of mentioning this but they don't want to push it too much and, you know, oh, well, kind of got caught. The officials at CBC said, well, it was a mistake; it shouldn't have happened that way. We just wanted diversity.

PAT: Jeez.

LILLEY: And, of course, that's code word for don't hire whitey.

PAT: Yeah, anybody but a Caucasian like they specified now in the ad. Now

GLENN: We just wanted diversity. Think of that: We just wanted diversity. But what you did was you were honest and you said no Caucasian. So there's no diversity

LILLEY: Just hiring one guy. So how are you going to get diversity?

STU: (Laughing.)

PAT: Wry an, we were saying that

GLENN: You could hire our president.

STU: There you go.

GLENN: And we'd be willing to let you have him.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: Cheap. We're willing to let him go cheap.

STU: We'll pay you.

PAT: While it is, it is illegal in the U.S. to discriminate based on race, we were figuring that nobody would make a big deal out of it here in America. So nothing would probably be done. Is it illegal in Canada to do that?

LILLEY: Well, like you guys, you know, we don't have the Bill of Rights. We've got the Charter of Rights. And it says you shall not discriminate based on race, creed, color, blah, blah blah, all the usual things that we're supposed to all hate.

PAT: Yeah.

LILLEY: But hey, progressives don't play by the same rules. And when progressives do it, it's different.

PAT: Yes, it is.

LILLEY: So, you know

PAT: Yes, it is.

LILLEY: affirmative action programs should be unconstitutional in your country but I'm pretty sure state law, or University of Michigan law, you know, they've got a very extensive affirmative action program that made a lot of headlines a little while ago. This is the same sort of thing. Our federal government still has programs where they will say certain jobs are only for women or only Aboriginals or Indians can apply. We've got a, you know, only visible minorities can apply for this one.

Just yesterday our largest province, Ontario tabled its budget. Here's another example of progressives don't play by the same rules. Our uber left premiere brought out a budget. This is a government that has attacked the big tobacco. Big tobacco's evil and we've got to stomp out smoking and get farmers to stop growing tobacco and you're not allowed to even see cigarettes when you walk in the store anymore. They all have to be hidden behind a curtain or a door.

GLENN: Sounds like Michael Bloomberg.

LILLEY: Well, if Indian smokes, they're going to help you sow it better because Indian smokes are health food, I think.

GLENN: (Laughing.)

PAT: That's amazing.

GLENN: All right. Brian, God bless you, man. Thanks so much. And please say hello to everybody at Sun News because you guys are doing a tremendous job. How is your expansion going?

LILLEY: Well, we went before our regulator. Here in Canada everything's regulated. And it was a little rough this week but we hope to hear in about two months time whether we get to go forward or whether we get to, I don't know, look for (inaudible).

GLENN: So what does it mean, how does it work up there? What do you mean you look towards you had to meet with your regulator? What do they do? How does this work?

LILLEY: We're trying to get an improved license. We've got to we've got such a concentrated industry that's in bed with government in ways we could not do what you've done at TheBlaze up here. You could not start an online network and then go to the cable companies and say, "Hey, carry us." You'd have to get a license first to broadcast.

PAT: Wow.

LILLEY: And then you'd have to meet all these crazy conditions including promoting multiculturalism and yada, yada.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Just when I think that maybe someday you'll have to

PAT: Just when you think it's gotten as bad as it can, you realize.

GLENN: You look up to Canada and say holy cow.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Well, Brian, thank you very much. And as always, anything we can do to help you and help the expansion. We have, you know, we have been friends and our networks are friends, but more importantly our countries are friends and anything we can do to help Canada, you just let us know. Thanks, Brian.

LILLEY: All right. Thanks, Glenn, all the best.

GLENN: Bye bye. I'm thinking about I'm thinking about applying at the CBC.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

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Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


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But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


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Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


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And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


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When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.