Saturday, August 29, 2015

Kensington Market - Canada's great, short-lived, psychedelic band

The Toronto-based band Kensington Market only put out two albums, one in 1968 and the other in 1969. Both were produced, and included musical participation, by the legendary Felix Pappalardi, They briefly reunited for a CD reissue release party in 2008:

Live Science Presents: The World's Greatest Hoaxes

Tawana Bradley, Alan Sokal's academic hoax in which a prominent leftist cultural studies journal published a text of intentional mumbo-jumbo believing it to be serious theory, and more, including the Mary Toft bunny rape! (and by the way, I looked up "dumb oracle" so you don't have to):

In 1726 England, a young woman named Mary Toft told a neighbor that she had been sexually assaulted by a huge rabbit while weeding a nearby field. Her story was dismissed as a bizarre delusion until six months later a doctor was called to her bedside. According to his published report, the woman gave birth to five bunnies! While news of the strange birth spread throughout England and Europe, Toft gave birth to a few more rabbits, astounding many learned men of the day...

The Timothy Hunt "Social Justice" Witch Hunt

In 1983, the British biochemist Timothy Hunt discovered cyclins, a family of proteins that help regulate the life of cells. Eighteen years later, in 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. Between June 8 and June 10 of this year, the 72-year-old Hunt went from being a universally respected and even beloved figure at the top of the scientific establishment to an instant pariah, condemned everywhere for antiquated opinions about women’s role in science that he does not, in fact, hold.

In only 48 hours, he found himself compelled to resign his positions at University College London and at the august Royal Society (where Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke once fought petty battles) after being told that failure to do so would lead to his outright firing.

The Timothy Hunt affair represents more than the gratuitous eye-blink ruination of a great man’s reputation and career. It demonstrates the danger of the extraordinary, almost worshipful deference that academia, government institutions, and above all the mainstream media now accord to social media. It is yet more evidence of the way moral panic and (virtual) mob rule can be accelerated and intensified by the minimalism of Twitter, with its 140-character posts and its apparently inherent tendency to encourage snap judgments, prejudice, and cruelty.

Fortunately, the story did not end on June 10. In the weeks following the initial assault, some of Hunt’s most ardent persecutors have been exposed as liars or blinkered ideologues, abetted by cynical hacks and academic rivals on a quest to bring him down or use him as grist to a political mill...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fat-assed, Hitler-loving, psycho porn actress kicked off Celebrity Big Brother for loving Hitler too loudly

Does my enormous ass
make this skirt look big?
Tila Tequila is a very, very weird attention whore. The fat-assed porn actress was kicked off Britain's Celebrity Big Brother after only one day. That happened when its producers discovered she was a very big fan of Adolf Hitler and, among other expressions of love for Nazism and Hitler, posted pictures of herself in SS-themed outfits using the Nazi death camp Auschwitz as a backdrop.

Celebrity Big Brother's producers claimed they had no knowledge of Tequila's extremism until it was brought to their attention after the first show was taped. Which, since this was a big story two years ago,  means Celebrity Big Brother's producers are too stupid to have mastered the ability of doing a Google search or reading a wikipedia entry.

This is the leadership the NDP's Linda McQuaig admires: Venezuela’s Food Shortages Trigger Long Lines, Hunger and Looting

LA SIBUCARA, Venezuela—Hours after they looted and set fire to a National Guard command post in this sun-baked corner of Venezuela earlier this month, a mob infuriated by worsening food shortages rammed trucks into the smoldering edifice, reducing it mostly to rubble.

The incident was just one of numerous violent clashes that have flared in pockets around the country in recent weeks as Venezuelans wait for hours in long supermarket lines for basics like milk and rice... 

Arrogance and cowardice form Obama's "side of history"

Mainstream media biases, laziness, and incompetence informs Native protest coverage

On July 13 a new caravan of people will be bussed up to the Unist’ot’en Camp, an activist action camp it’s leaders call a “soft blockade”. Like most similar events, the media hasn’t been doing a good job at covering the camp. Movement-friendly media have been publishing misleading information- like’s post that leaves the reader to believe all of the the Wet’suwet’en people “stand united” against the pipelines, others simply omit the fact that people in the community have opposing views.

Most of the information about the Unist’ot’en camp has been produced by their allies and supporters; many stories come from publications with low moral standards– the result is that there’s been a lot of misinformation circulating around. A prominent activist recently explained his theory to me about why media coverage of these events is often so dismal. Staffing cuts, and the time demands of the 24 hour news cycle can make it difficult for journalists to dig too deep. He suggested to try and encapsulate information for people in the media, “give them some bullet points they can work off, with lots of references”.

In anticipation of a potential conflict at the Unist’ot’en, and in the hope that this will help people better cover the story when it happens, I’ve compiled a list of five things every journalist should know about the camp. It should also be a good guide to those of you who are considering joining the conflict- beware of the risks you take with your dangerous new bedfellows. Not all is as it looks on the surface...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

200 retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal

A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.

The letter is the latest in a blizzard of missives petitioning Congress either to support or oppose the agreement with Iran, which would lift sanctions if Iran pared back its nuclear program. Letters have come from ad hoc groupings of rabbis, nuclear scientists, arms-control and nonproliferation experts — and now, retired senior military officers, many of whom have worked in the White House during various administrations dating to the 1980s.

The letter, addressed to Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate and the House, is a response to one sent last week by three dozen retired senior military officers who support the nuclear deal.

“The agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies,” the letter states...

Jimmy Kimmel's How Long? Helping a hurt SpongeBob, eating stew from a shoe, and taking a free pretzel from a sick person

It's sad to see which takes the longest to happen, but it is LA:

ISIS Tot Taught to Practice Killing by Beheading Teddy Bear

Aww,.. isn't he a cute little sociopath in training?

In related news, a controversial movie about the early life of Islam's founder Mohammed is set to open the Montreal World Film Festival.

A Polish journalist describes Hamas' use of human shields

...I was sitting with other journalists in a cafe outside one of the hotels near the beach. During wartime, these hotels are occupied by foreign press and some NGOs. Every hotel is full and in its cafes many journalists spend their time discussing, writing, editing stories or just recharging the phones. Suddenly I saw a man firing a rocket from between the hotels. It was obvious that we journalists became a target. If the IDF would strike back, we all would be dead. What would Hamas do? It would not be surprising to hear about the “cruel Zionist regime killing innocent and free press.”...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NDP candidate for Don Valley East's facebook page listed support for three 2014 anti-Israel/pro-terrorist events

The word came down hard and heavy to every NDP and Liberal candidate in the upcoming federal election to go through their social media accounts and start purging embarrassing posts.

That came in the aftermath of disgraced Liberal candidate Ala Buzreba's resignation following exposure of a series of hateful twitter postings she had made. The 21 year-old originally claimed they were youthful indiscretions, but it soon emerged that as recently as a year ago, she had told Jewish journalist Ezra Levant, whose family has been in Canada for over a century, to "pack up and leave to Israel."

Buzreba's fall was only a few days after NDP candidate Morgan Wheeldon was given the heave-ho as the party's candidate in Kings-Hauts for his anti-Israel and anti-Canadian social media postings. All three major political parties have had bozo eruptions from their candidates. But the NDP in particular, both for the number of candidates doing it and the demented viciousness of things they've said or written in the past, has a cache of crazy that beats the others by an order of magnitude.

Jew-hate front and centre at Aug 10, 2014  protest
supported by NDP candidate Khalid Ahmed
(Photo via Blogwrath)
As the election campaign draws closer to its finish on October 19, more and more information about how unqualified and irresponsible Tom Mulcair's potential caucus is looking.

Today's example is the NDP candidate for Don Valley East, Khalid Ahmed, who recently purged from his facebook events page, support for three viciously anti-Israel events last year which were co-organized by the pro-terrorist Palestine House.

In 2012, the federal government ended its relationship with Palestine House because of that organization's support for terror and antisemitism.

The events Ahmed supported were protests outside the Israeli consulate in Toronto at which Israel was slandered as an apartheid state, something the Canadian government considers an antisemitic slur.  The participants at these protests routinely expressed support for terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Indeed the other organizer of the events was the so-called "Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid" a loose grouping of antisemites, academic imbeciles, anti-western socialist extremists, and mentally ill hatemongers.

The events in question also featured accusations of Israel being like Nazi Germany and deranged antisemitic conspiracy theories.

Though Ahmed recently purged the events from his facebook page, they were captured in the screenshot below:

Support for three vicious anti-Israel hatefests
 recently purged from NDP candidate Khalid Ahmed's facebook page

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Canada didn't get stolen by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

...Can’t tell you how often on Facebook I’ve seen some variant of this posted: “We have to take our country back!” 
Seriously? How did Stephen Harper steal your country? 
Let’s run through the arguments. 

1. The New York Times doesn’t respect us anymore.

Well … good. 

2. We don’t do a lot of UN peacekeeping.

I would argue the UN — at best a noble failed experiment, at worst a corrupt body whose primary task is promoting hatred for Jews on the world stage — isn’t worth anybody’s time. 
As for the efficacy of peacekeeping, I refer you to the Rwandan genocide.

3. Harper won’t give government employees the unfettered ability to communicate with the public unsupervised.

If you work for a big oil company downtown, are you allowed to call a press conference to discuss global warming whenever you feel like it?

Didn’t think so.

4. Harper doesn’t like the CBC.

Well … who the hell does? It’s not 1955 anymore and genuine Canadian voices in the culture — like Trailer Park Boys — are doing just fine on Netflix, thank you very much.