Monday, August 31, 2009

Intellectual Dishonesty

One problem with our shrinking world today is that once you post your profile, it becomes fast fodder for the most base personal attacks on everything you write. Such is the case following, as I 'dust my feet' on 'Sultan' (a name I shockingly never considered for my own first-born) Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi.

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

Dead / Still Missing

Here's hoping a successful deal is in the works for the release of Gilad Shalit.

Here's also hoping that the bastards who took the years from both of these fine people burn in hell.

Alberta 'Spent it All?'

'Big Ed' says, "Watch me make billions of dollars disappear."

Alberta, 'richest province in Canada', has a 6.9 Billion dollar deficit.

"It's not our fault" says Premier Stelmach.

"ZZZzzzz . . . ...." say Albertans.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Prcupine Tree - 'Very Heavy'

Live at the Park West in Chicago on October 2005.

"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'

xpost'd LGF

'Semper eadem' - 'Ever the same'

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

'See No Islam'-Media incuriousity on matters Islamic.

Women are being executed by their families.

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.

Whip me, please, for the good of all muslim women.

It's hard to believe, but this woman, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, actually believes she deserves to be whipped with a cane for drinking beer.

2 years ago.

Because she's a muslim.

In Malysia it's OK to have a beer if you're not.

Muslim that is.

Or thirsty.

Thirsty muslims have to drink something else.

Or get caned.

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.

Lastly, if you're still reading this: Go here for front-line information on 'Caning as punishment in Malaysia'. You might as well know what all the fuss is about. Pictures here are pretty graphic, you've been warned.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ahhh . ... Fresh Air!

h/t Kathy Shaidle -

Yale University Press afraid to publish Mo' cartoons.

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

Near Miss

Certainly, if Rifqa Bary had been nearly run over by a deranged, urepentant drunk driver, there would by an huge outcry by M.A.D.D. But in Ohio, 17 year old Rifqa says she's had a 'near miss' honor killing, and will be in court tomorrow in Florida to defend herself from being sent home to the family that (allegedly) threatened to kill her.

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

'Bullseye' on Glenn Beck

From Five Feet of Fabulous Fury:
"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

Ireland makes a fitting end for Jennifer Lynch

When I toured Ireland with my wife last year, I was left with many vivid memories of the land and the people.
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

I'm not a muslim, I just play one on TV.

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

On Vacation - On The Rock - back Aug16.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Your tax dollars . . ....down the drain in Gaza.

Sure, your heart says "Let's give a little to help those poor children in Gaza". Where does your money go? Who really spends your dough?

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.