Thursday, December 24, 2009
Merry Christmas to you and your family, from our family here in Calgary.
Remembering those who can't be with us this Christmas time. We pray for your safe return to Canadian soil.
God be with you and comfort you this Christmas.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Gates of Vienna has a translated article from the Swiss periodical 'Winkleried' of the 'Ten Demands of Swiss Muslims' published just before the Swiss voted to ban minarets. It provides some useful background information on issues which may have helped the Swiss voters to make their decision.
Switzerland, the country with the lowest crime rate in the world.
500,000 working weapons, including assault rifles, exist in Swiss homes. These weapons are owned by citizens who were trained by the government in their use. Each year, the 'Tiro Federale in campagna', the largest sport shooting festival in the world, is held by the Swiss. Over 200,000 citizens participate, and the government picks up the tab for all of the ammo.
Stephen P. Halbrook wrote in the Wall Street Journal in 1998 "If there’s a Schuetzenfest (shooting festival) in town, you’ll find rifles slung on hat racks in restaurants, and you’ll see men and women of all ages walking, biking and taking the tram with rifles over their shoulders, to and from the range. They stroll right past the police station and no one bats an eye".
Dr. Halbrook also identifies the Swiss early intolerance of the Nazi's in his book 'Target Switzerland: Swiss armed neutrality in World War II'. "While most of the world paid little attention to the disturbing nature of the new German regime, the Swiss were repelled by Nazism. On May 12, 1933, the Swiss Federal Council (the collective government of the country, from whose membership one Federal Councillor is selected to serve as Federal President each year) prohibited the wearing of "Hitlerite" uniforms and insignia and subjected violators to imprisonment or deportation."
So now the Swiss have banned minarets. These minarets are powerful symbols which tower over a city, broadcasting the 'call to prayer' 5 times a day in islamic controlled regions of the world. Kathy Shaidle shatters the comparison some have made that these 'Bayonets of Islam' are no worse that church steeples in western democracies. "Minarets are not the moral equivalent of church steeples. Minarets are the moral equivalent of burning crosses".
While local columnists cry "xenophobic hypocrites!", I'll go with Ayaan Hirsi Ali when she says the Swiss vote to ban minarets was a vote FOR tolerance and inclusion. (h/t BCF)
Ms. Ali, the author of 'Infidel', writes in the CSMonitor that in the battle of ideas, symbols are important. Political ideas all have symbols: A swastika, a hammer and sickle, a minaret, a crescent with a star in the middle (usually on top of a minaret) all represent a collectivist political theory of supremacy by one group over all others. Ms Ali, who has broad experience as a former EU elected representative, states: "On controversial issues, the Swiss listen to debate, read newspapers, and otherwise investigate when they make up their minds for a vote."
Remember, Switzerland is a country without the same broad central government that other democracies have been reduced to, and their population is responsible enough, with enough civic virtue, to be both heavily armed and boast the lowest crime rate on the planet.
The Swiss are not intolerant, at least no more so now than they were in May of 1933. The majority of the Swiss population, 57% of the voting citizens to be exact, are simply farsighted enough to say 'No' to the building of minarets.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wondering if I'll ever be as clear, succinct and brave as Kathy Shaidle.
"Why should I be thrilled that some dude in a high chair and a black robe has been sufficiently cowed by people like me bitching at him, that he's now going to "grant" us something that is rightfully ours anyway?"
"The significance of (their) oversights cannot be overstated", quoted from page 7 of the decision by Justice E.C. Wilson. (h/t BCF)
Gerald Chipeur, lawyer for Stephen Boissoin, provides his summary analysis of the judgement here, at Freedom Through Truth. Mr. Chipeur writes "The decision of the Alberta Human Rights Commission to withdraw from the case suggests that the Commission learned from Dr. Lund's mistake."
For background watch Ezra Levant, (himself a victor over the HRC) explain the issue on the Michael Coren show, and at a fundraising dinner which my wife and I attended at the ECP Center in Calgary earlier this year.
"This is an incredible victory for freedom of speech and for all Albertans who want to share their opinions on the social and moral issues of our day," said Boissoin in the Calgary Herald.
Darren Lund, who originally filed the action against Stephen Boissoin almost 7 years ago, had this to say: "If our human rights laws say that writing like this is OK, that is very detrimental to creating safe communities, we are trying to create inclusive communities and this takes away the tools at our disposal and puts very vulnerable people at greater risk. It makes you wonder what are the reasonable limits on hate speech in Alberta?"
It seems pretty clear, the limits of hate speech are found in the Criminal Code, not in any HRC workbook. As Freedom Through Truth observes, the HRC initiative was 'ultra vires' (beyond their powers) regarding this case, or any of the others like it.
Hey Darren, these safe communities you're worried about are built by responsible, involved citizens. Safe communities are not built by the leftist elite sitting on commissions exercising over-arching powers that were granted in error by idiot burearcrats with no respect for the people they serve.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thank you for the informative brochure. It conveniently listed all of the Israeli made products Mountain Equipment Co-op has available for purchase. As a member of MEC since the early '90's, I was not aware how many different, quality Israeli made products they sold!
I purchased some 'MEC brand' seamless underwear and a 'Source-Vagabond' water bottle. Upon leaving the store I spoke briefly with the lady with the big sunglasses who had handed me the pamphlet, and showed her the items I had purchased.
She said, "It's amazing how all of you people who support Israel are compelled to come up and insult me by showing me the products you bought when you leave the store."
I explained that I felt insulted that she would approach me with her pamphlet telling me what I shouldn't buy. Her fellow protester walked away during the discussion, and the woman herself said she didn't want to discuss it with me any further.
How is it, that you can hand out pamphlets, and then refuse to discuss the issue? It was heartening to hear that there have been many like me purchasing Israeli made products and then stopping to discuss the purchase with the protesters. The police who were present were very polite, maintaining their sense of humor while acknowledging that the protesters do have the right to free speech, something that I support as well. So to close, we'll all look forward to your next protest, and view it as another opportunity to support Israel with our attendance and purchase of the many fine products which are made in Israel. I'll also be voting to support Israel at the next election of board members for MEC.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Anti-Israel activists in Canada will be picketing MEC stores (Mountain Equipment Co-op), a 2.9 million member strong retail cooperative, that sells outdoor gear and clothing tomorrow (Saturday November 28) while supporters of Israel hit back with increased efforts to promote a "buy-cott" of Israeli goods.
I'll be at the Calgary location at 1pm, picking up some 'made in Israel' products, like seamless underwear and hydration packs - great for cycling and hiking! Jonathon Narvey has an excellent column in the National Post (Full Comment Section) with an interview of a protester who has said, "If I were in Gaza right now I'd be a suicide bomber." Lovely. Going shopping, anyone? See you there.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
We remember and honor the fallen, and those who survived the conflicts and tell the stories of those who did not return home.
We will remember them.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Not because it isn't true at my house . . ...
However 'Canucks hate Obama' is no worse than the poll results released from the Historica-Dominion.
"48% of Canadians feel 'at home' when they visit the U.S.A."
Really? Almost half of us feel 'at home' when we're 'not at home'?
How many of us feel like we're in our own car when fly in a plane?
Do Canadians ever feel like they're on TV when they watch TV?
HD seemed like a pretty good bunch at first glance. They self-promote as 'the country’s leading advocate of memory, identity and democracy, dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of Canada’s history and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship'.
Yet Andy Cohen, president of HD, asked poll questions that somehow translate into 'most Canadians like Obama' and 'Most Canadians think Obama didn't deserve the Nobel Prize, except in Quebec ,(figures, thought we had a winner there for a minute)'yet the same number of Canadians think 'our (comparative values) haven't changed in the last 4 years' . . ... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
Andy states, "“There really does appear to be a hardy strain of anti-Americanism in Canada. Almost half of us don’t feel at home there, which is surprising given all that we have in common as two peoples. Almost half of us don’t believe America is a force for good in the world, even with Obama as President.”
Holger Awakens broke the initial story via Brietbart on Nov 1, before even HD 'got it up' the next day.
I'm going right out tomorrow and buy an American Flag, and Steven Crowder's 'Silly Canadians' is a must watch . . .... again.
HD is encouraging dissent against Canada's greatest friend and neighbor, using nebulous (as in hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused) poll data, and lots our tax dollars, no doubt. Anyone with more info on this 'Historical Organization', which apparently was incorporated 2 months ago, please post in the comments.
He ran over her with his Jeep on Oct 20/09.
By his own admission, this was an intentional act and the reason was that 'his daughter had brought shame on him and his family,' Arizona State Prosecutor Stephanie Low said.
Meanwhile, this Arizona Republic newsreporter calls it a hit and run instead of what it is . . ... a homicide. He writes 'Social experts say honor killings are an accepted practice in Iraqi tribal society, where family members feel they must kill a woman who shames them by not adhering to traditional Muslim or Iraqi values.'
He's either woefully ignorant of the issues surrounding muslim honor killings, or complicit in their commission.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
He's a (real) journalist, reviewing a new book by a retired state censor, claiming the media just had a 'hissy fit' over the section 13 debate, currently being discussed before a (real) Parliamentary sub-committee as a result of that same 'hissy fit'.
As is becoming more common these days, (real) Canadians are roasting Haroon in the comments section of his article.
h/t BCF 'When Gas Bags Deflate' & Scaramouche.
So, both Haroon and Max had the opportunity to eat finger sandwiches and get shirt tinsel from the Governor General? I'm thinking anyone who received an ORDER OF CANADA that they really deserved, would be pretty pissed to see that apparently they'll hand 'em out to just about anyone.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
A must-view primer of Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn giving testimony before the same Parlimentary committee on Oct 5/09 can be found through the link at Ezra's site here.
The MP's will have had 3 weeks 'post Ezra' to research and review the issues, they should (if they're doing their jobs) have some pointed questions for the CHRC Fagin and whatever Artful Dodgers show up with her. Big Ezra has an impeccably documented rebuttal to the Richard 'Liar for Hire' Moon submission for you to enjoy.
Monday, October 12, 2009
"We're not interested in bringing detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Canada," said Dimitri Soudas. "In the case of other detainees who are not Canadian citizens and don't have a connection to Canada, there is no justification for us to bring any such individuals to Canada."
Toronto-born Omar Khadr, accused by the Pentagon of throwing a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in 2002, is the only Western detainee left in Guantanamo.
Canada's Conservative Government is already busy deporting over 12,000 people a year.
You can only remain in the country illegally if you're ENORMOUS.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
For those of you who think the most important news from Calgary last week was the opening of Louis Vuitton at Holt Renfrew, hang up now and dial another number.
The Calgary Herald hammered the Canadian so-called 'Human Rights Commission' again on Thursday, fragging them with a logic grenade and appealing to all citizens and their representatives in Ottawa to "stop the rot .... and reclaim an old liberty."
Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn both appeared before Ottawa MP's in the Parlimentary Committee investigating the CHRC's, answering questions and schooling the Members on just how atrocious and unjust these thieving liars of the commission really are. Watch the whole hour on youtube, 10 minutes at a time, from the link on Ezra's site.
With Halloween just around the corner, wouldn't it be appropriate to build a 'fright house' that resembles a CHRC investigation rather than a traditional haunted house? Ask Ezra, Mark, or anyone else who's ever been hauled through the mill by these Leatherfaced investigators which is more likely to turn your bowels to water? A witch yelling boo, or a petty bureaucrat chainsawing their way through fundamental rights of privacy and fairness, tying people up in red tape and yelling, "Truth is NOT a defence!"
Friday, October 9, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Here's my first salvo, to the Conservative Party of Canada.
'Stand Up For Canada'
It's right there at the top of your website.
At your last general meeting, the CPC voted to abolish sec 13 of the HRC's mandate.
I understand how tough it is to hold the high ground when the Liberals are yapping at your heels, but this is a basic, fundamental freedom that's being eroded.
You must follow through and pursue the eradication of this band of tax-payer funded criminal enterprise. We'll never have a better chance to correct the well meaning mistakes that led to the cross country creation of the HRC's.
Stand up for Canada.
Fire. Them. All.
John Robson interviews Dr. Jonathan Fine from the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism.
Fine observes, "You could at least buy time by haggling with old-style terrorists, but, 'once a suicide bomber enters the target zone, it is lost', which means the only effective response is pre-emptive."
There comes a point where it's OK to stop accumulating examples; how many times does someone have to shout "Slaughter the Jews" before you abandon attempts at dialogue on a two-state solution?
Read the whole article here, in the Calgary Herald: Jihadists mean what they say.
Then you fall in the landfill. It starts out appearing as a reputable news or opinion article, then quickly becomes an anti-Israel rant that leaves a taste of death and corruption that no amount of mouthwash can remove.
The opposite of opening a window when the room is stuffy after vacation. The exact opposite of reading a David Warren column, something that uplifts and challenges you to think. The opposite of logical, rational discussion on important world topics that directly affect peoples lives.
Greg Felton's columns leave that horrible taste. A quick scan of his home page reveals all the clues anyone needs, as we are known by the company we keep. A link to the 'Canadian Charger', Elmo's personal vehicle for public humiliation, is featured prominently in the center of the page. A collection of articles in support of the sock puppet's attack on free speech is featured in 'MacLean's vs Islam'. Then there's the usual liberal view of 'enlightenment' showcase with links to other loony-left writers, most featuring further rants of anti-semitic hysteria.
Greg has his place in the world, distasteful though he's chose to make it. Having been exposed to the fetid stink of his poorly researched and formulated opinions, I'll return only occasionally to his 'opinion landfill', and then only to in an effort to know the enemy. Hopefully one day he'll come to his senses, although thoroughly entrenched with the enemies of Israel, it is possible that he can be redeemed.
Perhaps Jennifer Lynch and he can ride together to the Holocaust museum and publically apologize for their past behaviour . . .... it could happen.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
. . .... is today, Sept 30.
Celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten publishing 12 illustrations of the Prophet Mohammed.
Write something important and provocative. Don't let idealogical bullies set the pace. Speak up for your culture, speak up for Canada.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
**Update** Stephen Harper - A real leader, not a groveling apologist, but a leader with spine.
Bob & Doug tell Lawrence Cannon and the Canadian UN delegation to walk out of Ahma-hater's speech to the United Nations.
Even Iggy says 'it was the right thing to do", and he's an idiot.
For the real details, cnews.
Nine 'muslim organizations' had complained the editorial 'promoted hatred and contempt of (them) and Palestinian Arabs'.
At the point of a a judicial shotgun, the Alberta HRC delivered a contemptible, passive-aggressive, thoroughly snotty ruling, "Although offensive, the editorial does not infringe Section 3 of the Act . . ..."
These 9 muslim groups earned our contempt then, and they continue to do so, as they continue to espouse baseless fiction slandering our beliefs, our culture, and our western way of life.
You don't see free speech advocates running to the Alberta HRC for 'protection' from these idiots, because in our western culture we believe they have a right to say whatever they want, boundaried only by the Ciminal Code of Canada. Allowing any of the HRC's to remain in Canada and remain in power is a personal violation of each one of us.
If the Stelmach Government doesn't move to abolish the Alberta HRC, the tool of these anti-freedom Albertans, it isn't their fault.
We get the government we deserve, and if we're all too weak, too complacent, too comfortable and too uninformed of the issues to demand change . . ... then we're farther down the road to a dictatorial caliphate-style of leadership than any of us had previously dreamed possible.
Friday, September 25, 2009
25 September 2009 - Ottawa, Ontario
PM Stephen Harper states:
“Canada is unequivocal in stating that a regime that abuses its own people, crushes democratic desires and shows little regard for its neighbours is a threat to the world community should it acquire nuclear weapons.”
Then to close:
“Canada has been very clear. We will be very supportive of whatever actions are necessary to deal with threats to acquire nuclear weapons.”
Ahma-hater is gonna wish he'd been arrested in NYC and sent to Gitmo, after we give the Israelis the nudge/wink/go-ahead to bomb his ass once he gets home. Maybe we can get the girls from The View to tour the nuke facility the same day.
OK, she made the British military look like a bunch of pansies.
Yes, in a red dress she's apparently quite distressing to other women.
But Man, can she throw a punch!
Canadian 'Woman of the Year', as far as I'm concerned.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Children in North Korea sing a tribute to Kim Jong Ill - from 2006.
Similar? All the American kids need are flaming torches/red flags.....
h/t John Lott
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Ezra has an update and link to the MacLean's story on what comes next for section 13.
Take a few minutes and let Ezra remind you of what a radical, amoral clown Richard Warman is. Not so funny now, is it Richard?
Monday, September 21, 2009
" . . .... Oh, be still my heart when he talks about jihad!"
Goofy as can be around the 8:15 mark.
This 6 part series is from last year, but I'm still catching up from Rushdie in '79 and the Ontario sharia debate decision from Sept 11, 2005, so go with it.
Funny bit here, where the ladies claim they were 'tricked' into the interviews. Imagine, these weak minded women being tricked into a six part television special.
Then the handshake with Chavez . ... c'mon, have you no clue? Really? When he gave you the book, 'Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina', did you just wonder if it had any pictures?Then there was 'Reconciliation Beerfest at the White House'. Did you not think to help your professor buddy down the steps, bein' as he's crippled and all? Thank goodness that bad ol' racist cop (who teaches diversity for the police department) was there to give the old fossil a hand.
So next week, when we see pictures of Barry with Ahma-terrorist, let's not be all that surprised.
Yup, tough to even get a room in NYC when you're an international A-hole douche-bag, let alone a meal with 500 of your psycho friends. Just goes to prove that you can still trust a capitalist.
Maybe Ahma-dickhead can have his own private imam call ahead and book the room. Or maybe not. Imam Mess-my-pants has espoused, "If the judgment for the [female] prisoner is execution, then rape before execution brings the interrogator a spiritual reward equivalent to making the mandated Haj pilgrimage [to Mecca]." He's one of these guys below. Don't ask me which one . . .... they all look the same to me.
Guess the bellhops will be drawing straws, with the short lot having to deliver the figs and risk summary judgement from the 'mez' and his 'sodomy or not' buddies.
In Florida. For now.
So her parents don't have an opportunity to kill her.
So that other muslims don't have an opportunity to kill her.
Creeping sharia - how many more young women will be sacrificed before the western world wakes up to the truth about Islam?
Television fiction that continues to attempt to hide the true face of modern Islam.
The 'muslim community' is repeatedly shown as co-operative when approached by police, but continually rejects any responsibility as a group for crimes committed by it's members either locally or internationally.
Yeah, it's everyone elses fault.
I'll stick with MEMRI for my facts on Islam.
Rather than fiction, here are the video facts on modern Islam.
Open hostility at the 6:15 mark.
Friday, September 4, 2009
'CONTRASTING SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS TERRORISM'
I was very fortunate to hear Dr Jonathan Fine speak in Calgary this past Wednesday night at the JCC. His 'Contrasting Secular and Religious Terrorism' lecture is well researched and described very clearly how secular terrorism, with an anti-colonial or separatist agenda differs greatly from the "No Negotiations, No Dialogue" suicide bomber attacks supporting an Islamic agenda.
This deep idealogical commitment goes beyond simply "resisting occupation" and is only one limited stage in a much larger scheme for a new world order. This is evident in a vision of a wide Shi‘i crescent extending from Iran through Iraq and linking up with Lebanon, or in Al-Qaeda's dream, of a new Islamic caliphate stretching from Spain in the west to Iraq in the east and eventually including Southeast Asia and Europe.
Dr. Fine is a research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and a lecturer at the Lauder School of Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, both in Herzylia, and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Fine has an extensive CV, and has lectured on many other relevant subjects, including to the Israeli Boarder Police, Platoon Commanding course: "From kindergarten to the Garden of Eden – The Use of Children in Terrorist & Guerrilla Organizations".
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I have also concluded that s. 13(1) in conjunction with ss. 54(1) and (1.1) are inconsistent with s. 2(b) of the Charter, which guarantees the freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression. The restriction imposed by these provisions is not a reasonable limit within the meaning of s. 1 of the Charter.
Mark Steyn says it's the 'beginning of the end' for section 13, and a major boost to the fight that he, Ezra Levant and MacLean's magazine have been waging!
And this hilarious poem is quoted in the chair's decision, I had never heard it before. Racist? No! Hateful? Again, No? Funny? I certainly thought so!
Canadian Immigrant Poem
I cross ocean,
poor and broke,
see employment folk.
Nice man treat me
good in there,
Say I need to
"You come no more,
We send cash
right to your door."
they make you wealthy,
Medicare it keep
By and by,
I got plenty of money,
Thanks to you,
Write to friends
Tell them `come
fast as you can.'
They come in turbans
and Ford trucks,
I buy big house
with welfare bucks
They come here,
we live together,
More welfare cheques,
it gets better!
they moving in,
But neighbor's patience,
Finally, white chap
Now I buy his house,
and then I say,
"Find more aliens
for house to rent."
And in the yard
I put a tent.
Send for family
they just trash,
But they, too,
draw the welfare cash!
And soon we
own the neighbourhood.
We have hobby - -
it's called breeding,
for baby feeding.
Kids need dentist?
Wife need pills?
We get free!
We got no bills!
He pay all year,
To keep welfare
We think Canada
damn good place!
Too damn good for
the white man race.
If they no like us,
they can scram,
Got lots of room in
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Stockwell Day, MP for Okanagan Coquihalla and Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, publishes a weekly commentary that speaks plainly to members of his constituency.
This week's commentary is a call once again to reform the unelected Canadian Senate. Stockwell doesn't dislike the Senate, and provides historical background on how the Upper Chamber came to be, and why it way initially an unelected body.
"Over the decades, as our democratic processes evolved, it became a source of growing irritation that unelected Senators could actually do things like pass their own legislation and amend or delay legislation that had been passed by elected Members of Parliament."
Minister Day identifies a clear and simple path for changing the Senate to an elected body that would represent citizens instead of the Prime Minister, and names the Senators recently appointed who have agreed to help achieve those goals.
For the time being, you have to be on Stockwell's mailing list to get this weekly commentary, but it should be up here on the website in a couple of weeks.
Until then, the Aug 17 weekly commentary, "Eyes Front" details a proud grandson's trip to Ottawa for the unveiling of the Wall of Honor for those Canadian soldiers who died and were captured while serving in the Japanese theatre of Hong Kong in WWII.
Stockwell writes from his heart, and his compassion, grace, and hard work is evident every week in these commentaries. I wish my MP wrote these to his constituents. I think I'll send him a note and ask him why he doesn't.
Monday, August 31, 2009
First coming to my attention in the Globe's opinion piece, 'A Canadian Model for the Gulf', Sully says that Bob & Doug et al are "a beacon of education, tolerance and respect" and that "it's an impossible variable to quantify, but it could be argued that Canada's most important export to the Middle East is hope."
Excuse me? Hope for what? Sully's impressed that so many of his countrymen and covered chattal (read: women) arrive in Canada, receive a "modern and secular education" and return to Dubai, promptly spinning the Arab world on it's head! Remarkable achievement!
It must truly be wonderful to see all of those young Arab-Canadians (guess they got passports while they were here too) relaxing around the Dubai International Finance Center just like in Canada (except the ladies don't dare sit too close) discussing how they're going to build 'Little Vancouver' in the Emirati capital (minus all the bars, strip clubs, and gay pride parade). Why, you can almost taste the maple syrup.
He paints a rosy picture of a Canadian educational system turning out a plethora of educated, modern Arabs who will reform the Saudi Koran-based ed-system and take an "active role in the Middle East Peace Process", making it sound more like a Mel Brooks film they'll be auditioning for, rather than the stated Saudi goal of eradicating the Jewish state of Israel.
The Canadian model that Sully Soo-Q is advocating is less likely to be imported than our more sand-friendly "Human Rights Commissions", although campuses in both countries are likely to call the police if you host a debate on abortion on university property. Only difference, you're more likely to survive the detention and interrogation under the maple leaf.
A quick tour of Sully's other recent articles "If you think Dubai is bad, just look at your own country" bemoans a hit piece written by a British journalist, and elicits a fit of pique on what a lousy country Britain is, completely ignoring the irony that Britain is rapidly becoming a muslim country, so no wonder it's such a disaster.
His blog further discredits this sheet-wearing syncophant of Sheikh Zayed and daddy's boy (he managed to grow a piece he broke off his father's company into . ... something) who trades on his contacts.
He reminds me of the girl William Shatner sings about in 'Common People', who could 'call her dad, and he'd stop it all', and who'll never 'dance and drink and screw, because there's nothing else (for common people) to do!'
Saudi elite, for this is what Sully is, remind me of Canadian liberal elite, brushing their teeth with their own special brand of bullshit after a heaping plate of the same steaming stuff. It's no pleasure to read their crap in the G&M, since we have enough local liberal opinion chaff to sort through, like these tips on how to 'be sensitive to muslim extended lunch breaks' during Ramadam-a-ding-dong. Accompanied by the usual threat, of course, to appease these long lunchers (who aren't even eating lunch) or "work relations" may worsen. No kidding, is that a bomb in my cubicle, or are you just unhappy to see me?
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here's hoping a successful deal is in the works for the release of Gilad Shalit.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
"I got wiring loose inside my head
I got books that I never, ever read
I got secrets in my garden shed
I got a scar where all my urges bled
I got people underneath my bed
I got a place where all my dreams are dead
Swim with me into your blackest eyes"
Prcupine Tree 'Blackest Eyes'
David Warren, writer and columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, and Peter Davies, the new Mayor of Doncaster, England. Similar outlooks, and hopefully a bell signalling a revolution in governance.
Governments should remain, ever the same; given that all free men and women are held to the same standard, without fear.
Not so difficult a motto to write, but a difficult creed to live up to in the politically correct age. As I read their manifestos, they stand for freedom and justice. As David says, "(both) freedom and justice must remain 'the same for everybody' and not preferentially applied, or 'graduated,' or otherwise gratuitously and minutely varied, in the manner of most of our government acts today."
Peter Davies is putting those words into action. Elected on June 5/09 as Mayor, Davies campaigned on a platform of:
-Eliminating all 'politically correct' jobs such as 'diversity officers'.
-Cutting his own salary from £73000 to £30000.
-Getting rid of the chauffeur and mayoral car.
-Reducing the number of town councillors from 63 to 21.
-Cut twin town ties with 5 of the nine towns involved.
-Eliminate funding for the annual gay pride parade.
Some of these commitments Mayor Davies has had trouble keeping, just from a legal standpoint, and as a novice in the political arena (he never did serve as a town councillor) his first interview with the BBC was pretty rocky. Transcripted: (here)
It's enough for me that Mayor Davies' heart is in the right place, and I believe that although unskilled, his honesty and righteous confidence will see him through.
I applaud a brave man who decides to stand up for, as David Warren does, an 'Elizabethan style' fiscal policy (avoid debt whenever possible; keep taxes down) and rejects the 'moral relativism' that our current governments and so-called 'human rights commissions' routinely lower themselves to.
Mayor Davies epitomizes the final paragraph in David Warren's column of Aug 19/09.
"The state must therefore be minimal, too: its functionaries stripped whenever possible of their audacious hopes, and ability to change things. For the state should be the means of last resort and not, as it has become, a voracious beast, with an ever-increasing appetite to control the souls of men, by appropriating their possessions."
Peter Davies, Mayor of Doncaster, England, is a hero. We need more of them.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Today. In the U.S. and Canada.
The media's incuriousity of relevant Islamic jurisprudence on apostasy is unbelievable. What is the root cause of this 'self blinding' to matters Islamic?
From Rifqa Bary's legal petition, filed in Florida Aug 18/09.
"The child's parents are devout followers of Islam and members of the extreme Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Columbus, Ohio. This is where the internationally known Hamas cleric, Salah Sultan, was the resident scholar before being banned from the United States. Salah Sultan is known as a global terrorist who publicly advocates the killing of Americans and Jews. The largest cell of Al Qaeda operatives was operating from the largest mosque in the Columbus area. Columbus is one of the cities under current investigation concerning the U.S. operations of Al-Qaeda. The child is a target for the radical Muslim community of Columbus, Ohio."
Charles Krauhammer, a conservative columnist in the U.S., states clearly his views on why very few newspapers published the Danish Cartoons of Mohamed in Sept/05. “What is at issue is fear. The unspoken reason many newspapers do not want to republish is not sensitivity but simple fear.”
Fear of what? 'Leaving Islam, Apostates speak out' tells you clearly what. Death. Not a kind death either, but one like Theo van Gogh's, stabbed multiple times on the street, with a message from Islam affixed to the knife.
'See no Islam journalism' is carefully documented and explained by Diana West. She points out that the mainstream media, including Time Magazine, use subliminal messages to distance issues such as honor killings from Islam, concluding again that this is only done for one reason. Fear. "Extremely rare" says Time magazine, that "devout and deeply conservative muslim families" commit these crimes. 5,000 murders a year, does that sound 'extremely rare' to you?
More like it's 'extremely rare' that someone like Rifqa Bary escapes the death sentence of muslim apostacy. Ms. West concludes, "We must learn that it is vital to exercise our freedoms if we want to have any hope of preserving them."
Watch a few clips of Geert Wilders, like this one he gave on Free Speech in Los Angeles in April of this year, and see the difference between foolish and false articles like this, and the truth about Islam as spoken by free men like Geert.
Why should we fear reprisal from fools such as Zijad Delic when we know the truth? Delic is an imam and one of many 'muslim leaders' who were incensed that muslims would not be given free rein to respond to Mark Steyn's article in Maclean's magazine.
These 'sock puppets' of Mohamed Elmarsry's Canadian Islamic Congress thought that we had reached the point where all Canadians were so afraid of offending muslims that they could bully their way to a financial and idealogical windfall, by charging both Mark and Maclean's with hate speech and appearing before Jennifer Lynch, Supreme Commander of The Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Surprise, sockies. 'M&M's' are tougher to chew on than you thought!
Finally, a quick replay of Rex Murphy's POV on 'Human Rights Gone Awry', will present concise arguments for more clear speech about Islam and Free Speech.
Rex: "Not every article is meant to be a valentine card, addressed to the reader's self esteem'. Get over it!" Gotta love it. Real Canadian Free Speech!
So, PACK SAND, ISLAM. I want nothing to do with your political ideology.
I will not submit, and neither should anyone else. In Rifqa Bary's case, her life depends on it.
Mona Eltahawy has email addresses at her site where you can write a letter to senior Malaysian government officials, including the PM & AG, protesting her punishment. I don't agree with a lot of what Mona has to say, but I'll defend to the end her right to say it. (Her 'Ban the Burka' piece was right on, but her piece on 'Pakistan Public Education' is shortsighted and impractical)
You could also write a letter to the Malaysian PM telling him the whole idea of arresting a woman, muslim or not, for drinking a beer is redonkulous. But it's an Islamist gov't, so maybe spend the time it would take to write that letter doing/watching something else more constructive.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
John Donatich, the director of Yale University Press, says the new book by Ms. Jytte Klausen “The Cartoons That Shook the World”, about the Danish cartoons of Mohammed (originally published on September 30, 2005) won't actually contain the cartoons.
John says, “when it came between that and blood on my hands, there was no question.”
Surprisingly, the author agreed. “The book’s message,” Ms. Klausen said, “is that we need to calm down and look at this carefully.”
What an embarassment, we need to be doing exactly the opposite. Mark Steyn wrote in The Western Standard, March 27, 2006 edition, "We need 'Stout Hearted Men', and when the racket starts, no cartoonist, or publisher, or editor should ever have to stand alone.
Every publisher should say "We're all publishing the cartoons, and if you want to kill us, you'll have to kill us all."" This article is reprinted on page 122 in Mark's latest book, 'Light's Out, Islam, Free Speech and the Twilight of the West'.
We need to support the most basic principals of free speech, and every time someone knuckles under to Islamists, afraid to publish the cartoons for fear of reprisal, the rest of us log on and publish them again.
My readers will see all the cartoons and a link to a blog that published them originally. Today's original post is 'Bangkok News and Reviews' from October 2, 2005. Enjoy, and drop a note to the bloggers you know, to publish these cartoons AGAIN, everytime someone is bullied, intimidated, or threatened into not publishing these cartoons.
Christopher Hitchens has published an excellent article on the topic in Slate Magazine, "Yale Surrenders".
'Start me with ten, who are Stout Hearted Men,(and women)and I'll soon give you ten thousand more!'
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Rifqa says, “I can’t go back Ohio. You guys don’t understand.… I’ll die within a week.” Former Muslims need protection now from the government and court system. We need protection from creeping Sharia Islamic Law.
How many women will have to die before the 'Religion of Peace' is held accountable?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"Once again: useless rent seekers, professional 'victims' and parasites torment and bully creative, risk-taking, law abiding citizens who actually contribute useful goods and services to society."
Kathy further points out that the boycott is all smoke and mirrors, and that Glenn Beck's viewer ratings are higher than ever.
Stop by her Examiner site regularly for all the details on Right Wing Radio!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Cycling the Burren Peninsula for a week from Galway through Ennis to Kilkee and back was breathtaking.
Killmainham Jail, Dublin, Ireland
Touring by bus and the train system for 2 more weeks was another great adventure, and upon arriving in Dublin we explored extensively that beautiful city.
Lance Armstrong will be riding as part of a seven-man team starting from Dublin in the Tour of Ireland next week, and I can't think of anyplace I'd rather be. However, this isn't 'How I spent my summer vacation', see Ireland for yourself.
While in Dublin, as part of the 'Irish experience' we toured the Guinness Storehouse, (Arthur Guinness and his wife Olivia had 21 children) and Kilmainham jail, where the leaders of the Easter Uprising were executed in 1916.
Kilmainham jail was a horrible place. The tour emphasizes the children and even whole families incarcerated for stealing bread, and the poor conditions all Irish prisioners of their English masters were subjected to. Here is where Jennifer Lynch may have wished, in hindsight, to have paid more attention.
The Irish had their own culture, and resented strongly the impact England was having on the Irish culture. Patrick Pearse, an IRISH LAWYER, started his own Irish school and frequently published his own unpopular opinions. That's right, he was a publisher. Always has been a dangerous occupation, always will be.
In the end, it wasn't how Patrick Pearse lived, but how he died, that finally mobilized the people of Ireland. Sir John Maxwell, the British military governor was in sole charge of trials and sentences at Kilmainham by "field general court martial", which was trial without defence or jury and in camera. Sounding familiar, Jennifer?
Maxwell executed 15 Irish rebels between May 3 and May 12, including Patrick Pearse and his brother William. The Irish, they value family. History illustrates that Maxwell couldn't have chosen more poorly. The docents at Kilmainham jail retell the story like it happened yesterday, and the history of their fight for freedom is a vivid cultural memory for all the Irish people.
How much did these men love freedom? Enough to die for it.
Regardless of the fact that they were 'voices in the wilderness', much like Winston Churchill was in the days leading up to WWII during Neville Chamberlain's rule as Prime Minister of England. Which leads me, eventually, to the present day struggle for Canadian's freedom to write and say whatever they want, limited only by the constraints imposed by the criminal code.
I don't think it's extreme or insulting to the Irish freedom fighters to compare their struggle for independence to Canadian's battle for freedom from the various 'Human Rights Commissions'. Freedom of speech is a basic democratic freedom. Jennifer Lynch's recent attempt to recruit Canadian lawyers to her cause, while touring Ireland on the taxpayers dime, is a desperate effort to rally mercenary support for her unwinable cause. Canadian lawyers aren't going to be fooled by her self centered survival efforts, and Canadians as a whole aren't the group of illiterate third worlders she believes them to be.
Like the Irish, (and my recent trip to Newfoundland vividly bears this out) Canadians are a savvy and accepting people, with a strong morale compass that will eventually call 'bullshit' nationwide when they realize what the various HRC's are up to. The question is, what EXACTLY is it going to take to wake this country up?
At what point does the tyranny of the CHRC become apparent to the average joe with a job, a mortgage and an insurance bill that equals almost 5% of his/her take home salary? (I just got my home/car insurance bill, $1800 for house insurance? WTF?) How many copies of 'Shakedown' am I going to have to give away before the neighbors understand? The good news is Supreme Commander Jennifer Lynch is well on her way to repeating the mistakes of history. Oblivious, narrow-minded, and short-sighted, her $300,000 dollar salary isn't enough.
Jennifer Lynch believes she is smarter than you are, and she wants to change the world. She is unbelievably dangerous.
My main concern:
They aren't going to have to shoot Ezra, Mark and Kathy first though, are they?
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Most theatre goers love a good tragic comedy, and this show just might become one.
It's only going to take one radical islamist to get huffy when he realizes that the 'sassy and classy' Sitara Hewitt from 'You Bet Your Ass' is also the same uppity gal the CBC bills as the 'smart, outspoken & devout' Rayyan who always wears her hijab in public.
A few rounds of "Allahu Ackbar!" and the CBC would have a sticky problem in their weekly programming meeting. "Do we cancel? Do we appease?" I wonder how long they'd last in the face of a Human Rights Commission complaint from an angry imam? Could they hold out for 900 days like Ezra Levant did, or would they fold and fade away in less time than it takes to soft boil an egg?
Sitara has proven many times over her on-screen prowess. Confident and well spoken, you can find a collection of clips featuring 'Tara' on one of her Youtube fan sites. Model turned Actor Sitara is of Pakistani and Welsh descent, and frequently includes in any biography her time spend in the mountains of Pakistan with her mother, who was studying for a PhD.
Sitara in fact reminds me of my own two daughters, both of whom are intelligent, compassionate and independent, and that is high praise indeed. More disturbing though, is the flippant attitude Sitara carries on in an August 2007 clip from an interview with George Stroumboulopoulos. I would hope that I never see my girls treat the oppression and subjugation of women as something to be 'respected', just because they live in another country.
George is an amazing interviewer, honest and seemingly straightforward, he often convinces his guests to reveal more than they may have intended to. Sitara deflects quickly, but reveals that she 'would never walk around with her head uncovered in an islamic country", and describes herself as 'very comfortable' wearing a hijab. When George (so casually seeming, I love this guy's style) mentions that perhaps that's because she has the choice, Sitara compares not wearing a headscarf in Pakistan with walking around topless in Canada. Hardly the point, but George leaves it there, letting the viewer attempt to digest the rationalization.
Perhaps a quick review of the liveleak video posted today at Holger Awakens, 'Yemeni girls being married off at 10 years old' might give her pause for thought.
Little Mosque on the Prairie (L-MOP) is a direct rip-off from many successful sit-coms, and many of the comments over the past two years are similar to ones found on thepaul's blog in March 2007, "I encourage you to watch and learn to enjoy this interesting little show."
I'm waiting for the premiere of 'Little Church in the Sand', filmed in Saudi Arabia, where L-MOP is apparently big. The comic stylings of the 'angry youths' storming and burning the place to the ground will be a gut-buster for sure.
Currently on CBC, L-MOP reminds me of the 'Beverly Hillbillies', with the same dark characters and loveable losers. (Jethro = Baber / Rayyan - Ellie Mae) Only problem with this analogy, no 'hillbillies' ever flew a plane into a building full of people.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Here's a brief illustration you've got time to watch . ... where your hard earned money goes.
Where your tax dollars sent to 'UN Relief Agencies' goes.
Where millions of Western tax dollars go. Yes, I'm bitter.
Yes, I'm pissed.
You will be, too.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
**BUMPED** LESS THAN TWELVE HOURS LEFT!
MARK STEYN'S "SOCKQUIDATION" -
ONLINE FUNDRAISER FOR EZRA LEVANT.
Ezra Levant is being sued, again. This time, we all need to help.
From the start of the HRC nightmare, Ezra has put it all on the line. His reputation, his health, his family, and his finances were all at risk. He never quit. He deserves our respect, and our support!
Please invest in freedom of speech by making a donation.
Mark Steyn is hosting an ONLINE FUNDRAISER at his site to support Ezra's legal defence fund for one day only, Wednesday, July 29, 2009.
Bring on the Real Courts!
The Calgary Herald - rapidly becoming my favorite MSM publication, publishes an editorial outlining the opportunity Canada's REAL COURTS have to squash the HRC's. (h/t Kathy Shaidle at Five Feet of Fury)
They call it "a golden opportunity" on Sept 16, to put a bullet in the head of the Alberta HRC by declaring unconstitutional sections of the code relating to free speech.
The moles and weasels at the AHRC have, of course "chosen not to participate (again)" as truth will be a defence, and there is real danger that Ezra Levant might appear in the courtroom!
TNOYF reminds us of how powerful Ezra is.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Seriously. I couldn't make this up. Sometimes when you start one place on the internet, you end up somewhere else you never imagined.
My old favorite example of this is was going online to buy cowboy boots, and ending up here.
Our 'staycation' at Calgary Folkfest just ended, with a Monday morning of rest and recovery. 4 fabulous days of sunshine, great music and good friends, so while surfing the news and pictures of 1st the local scene, then the Canadian scene, the link to 'Muslim Punk Rock' pops up. I honestly don't know what to make of it, or what to say. It's like TNOYF's 'Islamic Rage Boy' meets 'The Sex Pistols'.
How about, 'Kids these days, what are they up to now?' Turns out it's the same thing they've (we've) always been up to . . ... raising hell, and turning the established norms upside down. God bless 'em. My two favorite quotes, "No more female lead singers, OK?", and "Music is haram!" while smashing his guitar. Oh, and when the cops arrive . ...
I still don't think we'll see them at Folk Fest anytime soon.