Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ezra Levant - Speaking on Ethical Oil at SIFE

It's pretty hard to argue that "The Alberta Oilsands are a bad thing" when you're sitting in a brand new, warm university building, your SUV parked in the lot, your dinner ready on the stove in your safe, warm home . . .... but some people will still try. Ezra Levant is more than ready to convince them they're wrong.

Ezra presented his four liberal criteria from his latest book 'Ethical Oil' for judging the oilsands, and then asked the question, "If not Alberta Oilsands oil, then what? What's in your gas tank?" He makes a valid point. Country of origin labelling is available on many consumer items, and while you might be impressed with a Canadian beef label, you'd be less thrilled to buy goods with 'Chinese baby food' or 'Saudi terror-funding gasoline' labels.
While many Greenpeace-employed activists like Andrew Nikiforuk would have us all walking through the snow while we wait for the perfect energy source to replace our dependence on fossil fuel, Ezra invites us to celebrate our culture as a western oil producing democracy.
After all, "Oil is Life". It powers our successful 1st world economy, employs hundreds of thousands of Canadians from coast to coast with above average wages regardless of their gender or skin color, and without which a surplus in the Canadian federal budget would not have been possible over the past 10 years.

"Modesty may be a great personal quality, but it is a definite disadvantage for any Country", says Ezra. He'd like to see us double, triple, even quadruple the amount of oilsand production, in order to "take more market share away from the bastards of the world". Oilsands revenue currently brings in over 100 million dollars A DAY to Canada just from the U.S., and the people of India and China are currently eyeing our lifestyle with envy . . ... they all want to be two-car families as well!
Thanks to the SIFE group at the Mount Royal University School of Business who hosted Ezra for his presentation and Q&A session on the ethics of our Alberta Oilsands.

York University - Anti-Semite Education for You!

By hosting a terrorist supporting anti-Israel speaker - George Galloway, and by hosting 'Israeli Apartheid on their campus, York University ranks as an Anti-Semetic University!

By threatening to sue those who point out these facts, York University and their Prez, Mamdouche (Ahmadinejad) Shoukri prove themselves to be deluded islamo-leftists! Congratulations to the students and staff at York U!

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's not easy being the TRUTH.

The Truth is taking a beating lately. If not outright lying to Canadians, many groups are obfuscating the truth, changing history, or coloring existing conditions to suit their own agendas.

Students Union / University of Western Ontario decided that on Remembrance Day, rather than honor the fallen, they'd sing 'Imagine' by John Lennon and have white poppies that symbolize 'peace without war', rather than the traditional red poppies because they 'glorify violence'.

Jennifer Lynch / Canadian Human Rights-Abuse Commission was discovered to have spent $167.000 spinning the media while persecuting Macleans magazine and Mark Steyn for hate speech. That's hiring liars with your money, to tell you lies, that further her goals of social manipulation and control of your life.

Charlene Hay / Center for Race and Culture accuses all white folk of racism, and demands that we either acknowledge our 'white privilege' or be found guilty of the crime of perpetuating racism, sentence being that you will be called a 'racist!' loudly and repeatedly until changing your mind and doing as you were told.

Amarjeet Sohi / Racism Free Edmonton jumped on the 'white privilege' bandwagon, and their embarrassing backpedalling and efforts to disappear parts of their website down the internet memory hole were a fine example of the truth being manipulated, scorned and then hidden.

The United Nations / Russian, Iran, China etc now say they want to control the internet. What could go wrong when a group whose membership mostly do not fall into the 'democratic, free economy nation' category decide they want to limit the last place where you can publish they truth?

I could go on . . ... and on and on and on and on . . ... but until they invent a Truth Machine, they really ought to leave the internet alone.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sarah Palin's Alaska! Starts Sunday on TLC

The eight-part show on cable channel TLC portrays the Tea Party favorite, and arguably America's most polarizing public figure, as a family-loving, outdoors woman who is as happy gutting salmon in the mud as addressing political rallies.

Worth reading again is Rex Murphy's assessment of 'The Sarah Palin Effect' which was first published in the National Post April 10, 2010.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Heritage of the Great War

Some of the best COLOR pictures from WWI.

Canadian stretcher bearers in Flanders fields from 1915, around the time that army physician John McCrae wrote his now world famous poem In Flanders Fields.

Racism Free Edmonton campaign takes a direct hit

Kathy Shaidle builds a solid case for de-funding the whole campaign of 'confessing white privilege'. With testimony from Ezra Levant and the Monty Python crew.
That’s right: the Government of Canada is endorsing and promoting radical 1960s Maoism. Ordinary Canadians are being strongly encouraged to “accuse” themselves of “racism” — in the manner of the Weather Underground radicals who met regularly to “confess” their “bourgeois tendencies” for, say, not wanting to sleep with some guy in the group.

Love your Enemies

That's the difference between them,

and us.

Flander's Fields

You who are alive. Remember . .. ...
. ... that these men died far from home, that others here and everywhere might enjoy life in God's mercy. They are not forgotten by their comrades.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Racism Free Edmonton

What can YOU do to stop racism?
Acknowledge your 'white privilege'.

Racism Free Edmonton has made multiple efforts since Monday Nov 8 to erase all trace of the above page, and even issued a backhanded and insulting apology for it's contents.

Here's another tip from the race obsessed bigots in Edmonton. Parents - Hang pictures of strangers in your home.
•Visuals. The pictures and other visual representations in our homes should truly be multiracial. Children learn a lot from what they see in their home environment.

On the left is a picture of one of my 'multi-racial' heros.

One of the big(ot) pushers of this campaign is Amarjeet Sohi. 'AJ' had his feelings hurt when he first moved to Canada, so now he'd like to share that pain with the rest of us.
Edmonton City Council member Sohi whined to the Edmonton Sun, “Everyone should feel proud of their own culture or heritage. But one is not more superior than another.”
What a load of crap. Western Culture is far superior to the 'culture of slavery' that is modern day Iran or Saudi Arabia. Sohi later stated the wording doesn't quite capture the message organizers are trying to convey. "We need to broaden it," Sohi told CTV News. "I think we will broaden it." How about we need to throw the whole racist effort in the dumpster?

In Pakistan they're planning to execute a young Christian woman for the crime of blasphemy, how superior is that?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Adding and Subtracting my Privilege

**Update** Racism Free Edmonton removed from their website overnight all references to 'white privilege' that were originally posted. A screenshot of the page was saved by Blazing Cat Fur before it could disappear down the memory hole forever.
Trying to keep score is giving me a headache.

I've never thought of myself as a racist. Silly me. Being white is now apparently a hate crime!

When I was a kid, I loved the TV show Star Trek, where it didn't matter if you were green or had pointy ears or could walk through walls, as long as you were part of 'The Federation', you got along fine with everybody. Only those who were greedy, mean, rude or homicidal didn't belong, and I really can't remember if they were brown, pink, blue . ... or just had really big heads.

I don't recall Kirk having to atone for his 'white privilege', he was Captain of the Enterprise because he was the very best they had. Now, there are people who want me to believe that James T. Kirk was only Captain because he was white. Here's a white fella named Tim Wise, giving a lecture on 'The Pathology of White Privilege'. You can watch and judge your own guilt like the uncomfortable white people he's lecturing.

Put yer dukes up, I'm going to battle over the color of my skin. You see, I'm white. Yes, sad but true I'm discovering that the color of my skin is something I'm supposed to be ashamed of. Racism Free Edmonton now wants me to acknowledge my 'white privilege'. I guess that means I'm required now to do some sort of 'white shadow boxing'. They then go several steps further, asking me to make commitments to helping stop this racism that I'm the apparent proximal cause of.

This writers' experience mirrors my own growing up in Calgary in the 60's & 70's. William Belle grew up in a place very much like Calgary. Insular, mono-ethnic, safe, and mostly white. He couldn't help it either, like me, he was just a kid. Like me, his finds it unnerving, abhorent and wholly unacceptable that anyone would judge someone else by the color of their skin.

We see on a daily basis people around the world hating and killing each other because of the way they look, how they act and what they believe in. Some of these fights don't involve any white people at all. Hutus' and Tutsis' hate and kill each other, Serbs and Croats, Sunni and Shiite, Russians and Georgians, gays and straights, muslims and christians . . ... I could go on and on.

So where does this 'white privilege bullshit' come from? I mean, I could be as embarrassed as any other white guy with a job when I see some mullet wearing, tobacco chewing, dog kicking, old piece-of-shit-driving redneck heading on down the street with a hooker and a case of pilsner. But I don't take it personally, 'cause that ain't me. Except for the 'white privilege' part.

If I was to add up all my talents and privileges, and then subtract all my faults and handicaps, I'd probable come out on the plus side of whatever scale we were using. I admit it. Lucky as I was to be born in Canada, that alone would put me far ahead of the rest of the world.

But what exactly are we trying to achieve here? What possible difference is it going to make by these exaggerated efforts to make everything that's really important fair? Who's going to decide in the end when we've achieved this utopian fairness and equality? That guy (or gal) who makes the final decision is probably going to be thought of as a real asshole, by somebody, somewhere, who still doesn't think it's fair.

Alykhan Velshi, director of communications for immigration minister Jason Kenney has denounced the language of 'white privilege' as "jejune, sophomoric, retro class warfare." This fight ain't over, but I sure hope Canada's taxpayer funding for this 'racism free' campaign soon will be.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Why would Senator Salma Ataullahjan . . ...

. . ... meet with Imam Zijad Delic of the Canadian Islamic Congress and the Muslim (Brotherhood) Student's Association?
BCF has his claws into this one, and I've written Senator Ataullahjan's office as well to ask just what her intentions are in future interactions with this notoriously subversive group of students.
This meeting was held in the House of Commons the very same day MP Rick Norlock stood up in Question Period and slammed the Liberals for supporting Zijad Delic.

The RCMP were just censured for being involved with this 'imam', so how does an (admittedly new) Conservative Senator appointed by Stephen Harper justify going to this meeting? What possible reason could there be to have it in the House of Commons?

Possible Reason 1.
Senator Salma is a terrorist sympathiser and supporter of sharia law.

Possible Reason 2.
Senator Salma received threats against her property, herself or her family if she didn't attend.

Possible Reason 3.
Senator Salma is a clueless moonbat muslim sympathiser who will do anything to keep her 'South Asian Power Base' intact.

Possible Reason 4.
Senator Salma was sent to the meeting, and in fact was appointed a Senator as part of a long range plan by a coalition of Conservatives and Tea Party members to infiltrate and destroy the Muslim Brotherhood and stop the Ground Zero Mosque.
I've written Senator Salma Ataullahjan a letter asking for an explanation, I'll pass it along her when (if) I receive it.

Ezra Levant debates Andrew Nikiforuk

Pages at the Plaza
For a lively discussion on the merits and dangers of developing Alberta's oil sands, come to the Plaza Theatre for a debate between Ezra Levant and Andrew Nikiforuk.

Levant, author of "Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada's Oil Sands" will argue that the ethical cost of buying cheap oil from corrupt regimes is far too high. He feels that oil from a democratic state is an asset to world peace and stability. In contrast, Nikiforuk argues in his book, "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent," that the environmental cost of developing Canada's oil sands will irreparably harm our environment. Nikiforuk would like an immediate moratorium on oil sands development.

The event takes place on Sunday, November 7 at 11:00AM (doors open at 10:30). General admission is $5.00. Admission plus Levant's hardcover book is $30.00.

Two of Andrews' previous books which I very much enjoyed and can recommend:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Olber-douche suspended from MSNBC

This is just Shocking. (Heh)
An MSNBC talking-head who supports liberals?
Overall it's kinda funny, Fox News gives money to Republican candidates. Lame Stream Media Giant suspends openly biased faux-journalist for giving money to his favorite Dems.

It's just satisfying on a real basic level to see Olber-nazi get a slap.
From his boss. For this. Ha!
MSNBC - M oonbats S pouting N othing B ut C rap!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Steyn, Thompson & Dean in Calgary

**Update** - You can watch video of the evening here.
- You can read Dr J & Mr K's excellent summary of the event here.

Senator Fred Thompson:
Senior Statesman - reminded us that while he's no longer forced to come up with all the answers, he can speak candidly about how not very much is going to change in Washington, now if ever. New House and Congress members "fought hard to get there, and aren't going to risk everything by making mistakes that could be misinterpreted in their first year in office." He stabbed at the Democrats early and often, pointing out how clear it is that despite the election results, Howard Dean still 'doesn't get it'.

In a rambling and passionate address at the end of the session, he wondered aloud just how bad things are going to have to get. "Are we going to have to hit bottom?", he said, before Americans wake up to the fact that their current levels of government spending are unsustainable. Sen Thompson reminded us that 10% of Americans pay over 75% of all taxes collected by government, and said, "Under the current system, both LeBron James and his barber are considered 'wealthy' in America by the IRS".

Governor Dean:
Shameless Shill - for the Democratic party, unrepentant self aggrandizing political 'lifer'. Sideswiped the crowd and drove off with lines like, 'There are certainly some racists is the Tea Party Movement, but of course not all Tea Partiers are racists'. Opined that raising taxes and a return to 'the time of President Clinton' would be a wonderful thing. More than once I could only shake my head at what was coming out of Gov. Deans mouth, and afterwards questioned why I and others were so polite not to stand up and Boo loudly at those moments. Oh yeah, I'm Canadian, and he is after all, a guest in our country. Geeez, I still wish I had'a booed!

Mark Steyn:
Scimitar-style Speaker
- moderated with charm, wit and impeccable timing. Mark briefly regaled the crowd with stories of his run-ins with the HRC's (Humorless Rights Commissions), including his comparison of 'America Alone' with hand-signals under a bathroom stall (Classic!) and had both the crowd and Messrs Thompson and Dean laughing until the tears came.
Sharing the stage with these two powerful opposing speakers, Mark was entertaining and unfailingly polite, at the same time controlling the discussion and allowing both guests to complete their lectures and responses. Mark gave appropriate respect to Gov Dean, balanced with responses like, "The grandchildren of those who came through Ellis Island now live is chi-chi condos and support an enormous government that prevents anyone who now comes through Ellis Island from enjoying that same success!"

Both Steyn and Thompson share what Thomas Sowell called the 'Tragic Vision', while it was never clearer than last night that Howard Dean believes his 'Vision of the Anointed' is the path the Democrats want Americans to follow. Any 'olive branch' accepted by the Republicans during the next two years would be, in the opinion of many folks including myself, an absolute disaster.

I wish the evening had been twice as long, and I wish I'd been able to rub elbows in the VIP reception, but alas, I was not on the 'vetted list'. It was great seeing Ezra Levant and his lovely wife Irena again, and meeting Andrew, Ari and Ryan from Strictly Right who live blogged the event. All in all, a fantastic evening that ended back in the speak-easy with drinks and lively discussion!