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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

'Fifty Shades of Grey' author E.L. James holds catastrophic Twitter Q&A

E.L. James, author of the Fifty Shades of Grey books, has some very passionate fans. But there are plenty of equally passionate people who do not like her books very much.
So when the author hosted a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday, there were quite a few questions that probably weren't what she was expecting...

United Nations "Human Rights" Council declares self-defense for Jews illegal

The United Nations Human Rights Council is a joke, comprised of the most vile human rights violators on the planet.

Israel is the one country in the world denied the right of self-defense by the totalitarians and moral pygmies that comprise the UN's so-called Human Rights Council.

Monday, June 29, 2015

CBC emails reveal new attempt to protect Trudeau from Tory attack ads

Pope Francis and Naomi Klein Both Hate Free Markets, Technological Progress, and Economic Growth

Last week, Pope Francis issued his new encyclical Laudato Si' (Praise be to you, my Lord) in which he addresses the problem of man-made climate change. Unfortunately, the encyclical makes it clear that the Pope completely fails to understand how the spread free markets yielded the technological and economic progress that has lifted billions out of humanity's natural state of abject poverty. Global life expectancy has more than doubled over the past century; the amount of food per capita has never been higher; literacy has never been more widespread; and the level of violence never lower. Nearly all of these improving trends can be traced to the spread of sweet commerce.

In Laudato Si' the Pope strongly urges that markets and technology be reined in. Instead of creating more wealth, the Pope would prefer to redistribute it. Now, in a not-so-strange-bedfellow alliance, Pope Francis has invited prominent hater of free markets Naomi Klein to advise him and the Vatican on economic and climate policy. In her 2014 screed, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Klein asserted that climate science has given progressives "the most powerful argument against unfettered capitalism" ever. She added that progressive values and policies are "currently being vindicated, rather than refuted, by the laws of nature."...

How a Bail Bondsman Became the Soup Nazi

In 1995, an unknown actor stole the show from the most popular characters on TV.

When Seinfeld's "The Soup Nazi" episode aired, the militant chef played by Larry Thomas was an instant sensation. "No soup for you" became one of the show's most famous lines, and Thomas would go on to earn an Emmy nomination after paying for the $100 application fee himself.

Before landing the role, Thomas was working as a bail bondsman in Los Angeles, struggling to get an acting career going.

"The only people who had seen my work were the four people who had sat in the audience of the plays I was doing," Thomas tells The Hollywood Reporter...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Robert Fulford: What’s Israel supposed to do when attacked? Ask the UN for help?

Hamas, the gang that controls the Gaza Strip and hopes to destroy Israel, makes war in its own peculiar way.

It conducts a terror campaign by randomly sending unguided missiles across the border, traumatizing the civilian population. Rather than using its payments from Iran to feed its own people, it spends a fortune digging tunnels under the border to Israel, infiltrating the country from beneath the ground. It places artillery on top of apartment buildings and beside schools, so that Israel’s attempts to destroy the artillery will kill as many Palestinians as possible. Hamas built a military command centre underneath Shifa hospital, which Israel built for the Gaza population.

If someone attempts to arrange a cease-fire between the combatants, Hamas at first refuses to co-operate, then finally signs on and accepts praise for its peace policy. Eventually, it breaks the cease-fire. Between wars Israel maintains a permanent one-sided cease-fire, having no reason to attack Gaza; in 2005 it closed its Gaza settlements and removed its military forces from the Strip. Hamas can always re-start the war, arousing the ire of their soldiers by complaining about Israel’s enforcement of Gaza’s borders. The borders are shut to keep Hamas from importing arms but Hamas depicts it as hard-hearted retaliation.

On Monday a UN committee passed judgement on last summer’s 50-day Hamas-Israel war with a document The New York Times described in a headline: “UN Report on Gaza Finds Evidence of War Crimes by Israel and by Palestinian Militants.”...

More at National Post 

Kathleen Wynne has already steered Ontario's economy into the iceberg - now sit back and watch it sink

In the 2002-03 fiscal year, Ontario posted a budget surplus of $117 million – its fourth consecutive surplus. But in 2015-16, the province will be posting its eighth consecutive deficit. This is despite the fact that government revenues will be 16.6% of GDP in 2015-16, compared to 15.3% in 2002-03. 

Ontario’s net debt, which was at $133 billion in 2002-03, is projected to hit $320 billion by 2017-18. The debt-to-GDP ratio will have increased from 27.1% in 2002-03 to almost 40% in the next fiscal year. 

One of the primary reasons is the uncontrolled expansion of the public sector. A new Fraser Institute report published yesterday showed that employment in the public sector grew in Ontario by 27.6% from 2003 to 2013. That's 5 percentage points higher than the national average, and second only to Alberta's 31.9%. The difference is that Alberta has the private sector rate growth to match it: a 29.3% increase in private sector employment in Alberta, compared to an increase of only 5.6% in Ontario.

The result is that employment growth in the public sector, relative to the private sector, is ridiculously higher in Ontario than in any other province...

Friday, June 26, 2015

How insane are Iran's leaders? This insane...

These are the deranged, apocalyptic maniacs with whom Obama thinks he can negotiate a nuclear deal:

For some time now, Iran's former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been back on the country's political scene -- no longer hidden from view, as it were. And so, the world once more has had to hear his strange, inflammatory statements.
According to a report by Radio Liberty, the outspoken ex-president directed his ire once more at the United States this past weekend.
During a speech to a group of clerics, Ahmadinejad accused Washington of seeking the arrest of the Hidden Imam, a messianic figure in Shiite theology who, according to tradition, went into "occultation" -- or hiding -- in the 10th century.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

How the turtle got its shell

Long, long ago, in a time so far in the past it preceded the dinosaurs and the continents, lived a tiny creature named “grandfather turtle.” It had many of the qualities of the turtles we know and love today: a boxy body, plodding legs, a long neck topped by a small, round head.

It was only missing one thing: a shell.

Thanks to the newly discovered fossil of that tiny creature, scientists say they have solved the story of how the turtle got its shell...

How the Feds tried to get Reason.com to rat out its commenters

Is there anything more likely to make you shit your pants out of a mix of fear and anger than getting a federal subpoena out of the blue?
Well, yes, there is: getting a gag order that prohibits you from speaking publicly about that subpoena and even the gag order itself. Talk about feeling isolated and cast adrift in the home of the free. You can’t even respond honestly when someone asks, “Are you under a court order not to speak?”
Far more important: talk about realizing that open expression and press freedom are far more tenuous than even the most cynical of us can imagine! Even when you have done nothing wrong and aren’t the target of an investigation, you can be commanded, at serious financial cost and disruption of your business, to dance to a tune called by the long arm of the law...

Idiot anti-Israel academics helped deal the anti-Israel boycott movement its biggest defeat yet

The anti-Israel activists employed as professors who led the fight at the American Studies Association to pass the academic boycott of Israel in December 2013, have been patting themselves on the back ever since.

Forget that over 250 university presidents and the major academic organizations condemned the move as a gross violation of academic freedom.  Even the NY Times called the ASA a “pariah.”

The ASA humiliatingly had to back down from its plan to bar representatives of Israeli academic institutions from its annual meeting, eventually promising that even Bibi Netanyahu could attend.

The profs seething with hatred of Israel, and anti-Zionist websites which promoted their academic boycott agenda, saw it differently. In their own minds, they were on the cusp of a historic anti-Israel paradigm change. The future belonged to the boycotters, in their minds.

The reality has not worked out that way.  Other than some very small faculty organizations, no major academic group has adopted the boycott. No university in the U.S. is even considering a boycott.

But the hyperbolic hateful rhetoric by the profs did have an effect...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Warning: Extremely graphic evidence of Justin Trudeau's total incompetence

The degenerate sadists of ISIS are obviously taking pleasure sitting around, thinking of different horrific ways to inflict slow, monstrous deaths upon their victims.

The leader of Canada's Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, who has got to be the stupidest person to lead a major political party in a western democracy in over a century,has announced he will cease military operations against ISIS should he be elected Prime Minister.

As nightmarish as it is, if you have any doubt about Justin Trudeau's complete incompetence, you should watch the video at THIS LINK to see exactly what the Liberal leader thinks isn't a serious enough threat to act against in a substantive way.

Today in "Jesus Christ! Will efficious bureucrats please stop being so fucking stupid!?" - LA School District Wants to Destroy the World’s Greatest Teacher Over Harmless Joke

Why was Rafe Esquith—a celebrated Los Angeles teacherwith numerous achievements—suspended from class and forced to cancel his annual Shakespeare production? I previously reported that his alleged infraction was reading a colorful passage from Mark Twain, but according to new details in this Washington Post story, it’s actually a harmless, wholly inoffensive joke that got him in trouble.

Esquith teaches at Hobart Boulevard elementary in LA. Most of his students are low-income Korean and Hispanic kids. His numerous extracurricular activities—including field trips and Shakespeare productions—are largely funded through private donations from benefactors attracted to his excellent work. While reading a passage from Huckleberry Finn in which “the king came prancing out on all fours, naked,” Esquith remarked that if he couldn’t raise additional funds for his annual production, he supposed “the class would have to similarly perform naked.”...

Too Stupid to be Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau promises to appease apocalyptic Islamic terrorists if elected

If the Liberal Party claims victory in the next federal election, Justin Trudeau says, his government would end Canada's bombing mission against ISIS in Iraq and Syria and restore diplomatic relations with Iran, in a dramatic departure from the path taken by the Harper government on foreign policy...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Uber driver with a concealed handgun prevented a mass shooting in Chicago

Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.
The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State's Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.

A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd, Quinn said.

The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records.  Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said.  No other injuries were reported...

Peel District School Board threatens LifeSite News for exposing their creepy use of Math classes to promote a social agenda

I'm completely in favor of gay rights and gay pride. But that's not what Math class is for, and the use of Math lessons to promote a variety of social issues on the agenda of some teachers is thoroughly inappropriate.

That misuse of school time is one of the reasons Math scores in Ontario schools have been plummeting in the last few years.

LifeSite News went to a teachers' conference and recorded some teachers discussing how the use Math class and other classes to sneak their social agendas into the lessons. The Peel District School Board is threatening legal action against Life Site News for exposing what is going on in their classrooms.

What should be happening is a public inquiry into the misuse of public schools by "social justice" activist teachers and administrators.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ed the Sock's guide to feminism

Moses Znaimer infuriated narrow minds at his Idea City

Lord Christopher Monckton was at Idea City last week, not to speak, as in the year before, but to observe.

I had a chance to catch up with him, and he's been visiting places like Australia to evangelize about climate science and to strike back at the cult that wants to define the open question of anthropogenic global warming as "settled science."

Ezra Levant also caught up with Lord Monckton and had this exchange:

A little side note - for the last two years, Moses Znaimer has been presenting talks at Idea City featuring "climate skeptics."

Last year, Lord Monckton's talk actually instigated a chorus of boos and hisses from a significant sector of the audience. This year, there were three "climate skeptics" speaking at the conference, including Nigel Lawson, who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Margaret Thatcher's government. (Lord Nigel is an exquisitely polite man with whom I had a detailed conversation comparing American, Canadian, and Scottish whiskeys, but that's another story...).

There has been blowback against Moses for having the temerity of daring to present more than one point of view on a subject of international importance. That blowback comes from the cult of climate hysterics. Such people's ignorance combines with religious subservience to an idea most of them are incapable of explaining in terms other than that it must be true because Al Gore, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and a false and totally made-up figure claiming that 97% of scientists think man-made global warming is a dangerous problem. The idiotic fury of the climate hysterics is all the more incredible considering that Moses included far more speakers who do believe in the theory of man-made global warming.

These ignoramuses who denounce those who have come do different conclusions than they as "anti-science" are engaging in the most primitive, anti-scientific behaviour imaginable; trying to silence all research and information other than that which validates their opinions. Indeed, Lord Monckton's analogy of the Church's treatment of Galileo is apt.

One thing we do know is that all the models for Global Warming for the last fifteen years by proponents of anthropogenic climate change theory have demonstrably been proven wrong.

Personally, I am not as convinced as my friend Lord Christopher that humans are having no discernible effect on the climate. But his facts and analysis are compelling and his arguments are based on research and knowledge rather than emotion and groupthink.  I'm not an expert on science, but in my day, they taught Newton's Laws of Motion and the Four Laws of Thermodynamics in high school physics, and they suggest that we are having some effect on our environment. While the extent of that effect is not something that anyone can credibly claim to definitively know, the climate change skeptics can lay a far greater claim to accuracy in their predictions.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Some thoughts on the anti-abortion movement

Despite the saying erroneously attributed to Albert Einstein, doing the same thing, over and over, and each time expecting a different result is not insanity. To some extent it's a part of human nature, because there's always the hope that some small variation in timing, or the cumulative effect of repetition may create a different outcome.

But indeed, for the most part, if you repeat the same action under the same circumstances, the result will be the same.

Though not described in those terms, that premise forms the basis of an excellent article by my friend Rick McGinness in the most recent issue of The Interim discussing the failure of the anti-abortion movement to make real progress.

Precedents from Supreme Court decisions, a lack of will among any major political party, and overwhelming public opinion make it almost certain criminal that criminal sanctions for abortion almost certainly will never be restored in Canada. However the stubborn refusal to accept something so obvious is only one of the shortcomings on the anti-abortion side.  The other problem is that many of the leaders of the anti-abortion movement are so histrionic, and are glaringly driven by religious motivation in a secular society, making the entire cause look unreasonable and unappealing.

These "pro-life" people, who for the most part also profess to be "pro-freedom," exhibit the dictatorial trait of wanting to impose their beliefs on others through laws and punishments.  When that belief system extends to telling women what they can do with their own bodies, and forcing them to carry a fetus to term against their will, it becomes as much an issue of individual liberty as it does a women's rights issue.

Exploring alternate ideas and strategies is something the anti-abortion movement had better do soon if it doesn't want to be consigned to total irrelevance.

If you want to win the war of ideas, you have to persuade people, not dictate to them or insult them. As Rick described as a crucial point, the anti-abortion side needs to decide if their "priority is winning political victories or saving babies’ lives."

Shouting outside abortion clinics and calling women who want abortions and physicians who perform abortions "murderers," is only likely to persuade people that the anti-abortion movement is made up largely of maniacs.

If you want to make the argument that abortion is a bad moral choice, then videos like this, of a fetus clapping its hands in the womb, is more likely to get a woman to reconsider an abortion than telling her that she will burn in Hell or trying to enact laws to have her thrown in jail.

Ultimately, abortion is a moral choice and the anti-abortion side had better learn to recognize that those choices are for each of us to make for ourselves. You don't have to do a lot of work to persuade someone that adultery is morally wrong. But if you wanted to advocate for a restoration of Puritanical laws requiring adulterers to be branded and imprisoned, people will think you're nuts.

One of Rick's suggestions is making adoption more accessible for both pregnant women and prospective adopters. That's the type of legislative victory and policy changes the anti-abortion side could very conceivably achieve.

Legal abortion isn't going away in Canada for the foreseeable future, nor should it.  It's a woman's right to decide what happens inside her own body. But giving people access to alternatives and doing it in a sane, compassionate manner is something that no reasonable person could oppose. The place to do that is in the sphere of ideas and not outside abortion clinics while holding up pictures of bloody fetuses.  If the anti-abortion side learns to focus more on persuasion than hectoring, they stand a chance of making some real progress.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Too stupid to be Prime Minister - Justin Trudeau's undemocratic "democratic reforms"

Proportional representation gives even more power to political parties at the expense of the voters. It was rejected in referendums in three provinces, so no wonder Justin Trudeau doesn't want to give voters a chance to decide the issue in a national referendum.

Still too stupid to be Prime Minister...

Regardless of how Rachel Dolezal self-identifies, it's apparent she's a liar

In the strange and fascinating case of the suddenly and sensationally infamous civil-rights activist Rachel “I am definitely not white” Dolezal, there is something especially peculiar about the vast expenditure of effort in reporting, punditry and chatshow analysis undertaken by CNN, MSNBC and the CBC and all the dailies from the New York Times to Israel’s Haaretz and Britain’s Guardian, and the contributions from the new-media toilers at Buzzfeed and Slate and Vox and all the rest.

It’s this: nobody has managed to significantly advance the original story that veteran Idaho newspaper reporter Jeff Selle, after a mostly solitary investigation, filed for last Thursday’s editions of the plucky Coeur D’Alene Press. What little has been accomplished since last Thursday has come almost solely from the margins...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Batshit crazy Muslim activist says the reason you don't believe #MossadStoleMyShoe is because you're racist

Muslim activist loses shoe and slippers - blames Zionists. He finds slippers, and it's impossible one of his kids or neighbors who share the same entrance to his apartment where he left his shoes and slippers kicked them out the door late at night. It's just part of the big is a Zionist conspiracy.

And if you don't believe him, the only explanation is that you're a racist:

THOMAS SOWELL: The Left’s ‘Microaggression’ Obsession Is Indicative of Its Micro-totalitarian Tendencies

The political Left has come up with a new buzzword: “microaggression.” 

Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as “America is the land of opportunity.” Why? Because this is considered to be an act of “microaggression” against minorities and women. Supposedly it shows that you don’t take their grievances seriously and are therefore guilty of being aggressive toward them, even if only on a micro scale...

Some of Clinton's Libya emails said to be withheld from Benghazi Committee

House GOP Benghazi investigators have discovered 60 new Libya communications between Sidney Blumenthal and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a congressional source told POLITICO on Monday — suggesting that either the State Department or the 2016 Democratic presidential contender withheld correspondence the panel had requested.

The House Select Committee on Benghazi had quietly subpoenaed Blumenthal’s Libya emails. And on Friday, the longtime Clinton family friend — who is set to testify before investigators behind closed doors Tuesday morning — handed over 120 pages worth of new Libya- and Benghazi-related emails.

“These emails were not previously produced to the Committee or released to the public, and they will help inform tomorrow’s deposition,” panel Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a statement late Monday evening. “We are prepared to release these emails.”

Panel Republicans are pushing to release the emails as early as Tuesday but need Democrats to agree to do so under committee rules that require the minority to be given a five-day warning before release.

In the meantime, they’re wondering why they didn’t have them in the first place...

Industrial Robot vs Sword Master

Rachel Dolezal talks to Matt Lauer

Monday, June 15, 2015

Ex-CIA head James Woolsey calls Iran's leaders "theocratic, totalitarian, genocidal, imperial liars"

Speaking on a conference call organized by the Clarion Project, Woolsey said he would rather deal with the Soviets he met across the negotiating table decades ago than talk to Tehran. 

"They weren't theocratic fanatics," he said of his Soviet interlocutors. 

Woolsey now chairs the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which not only looks at Tehran's nuclear program but also its human-rights record.

"Iran is hanging political dissidents every day," he told reporters and an international audience. "The problem is not the Iranian people," he said.

He urged Western powers to encourage average Iranians to "stand up to their 'masters'," and believes with external support Iranians could succeed where their attempted revolution failed in 2009.

However, it was the Iranian nuclear file that dominated Woolsey's remarks. He fears Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei will insist, for example, that any deal does not include U.N. inspections of military facilities.

"An agreement is at least as bad as no agreement. Neither is going to stop the Iranian march toward nuclear weapons," he said, calling for a ramping up of financial sanctions.

Sudan’s Bashir is the Palestinians’ and Pretoria’s favorite genocidal tyrant

The President of Sudan was allowed to leave South Africa unmolested today, despite courts in the country ordering his arrest on a genocide warrant. The International Criminal Court, pursuing a case launched by the Security Council, issued warrants for Bashir’s arrest years ago. Yet he has roamed the globe with impunity.

Nonetheless, he has thus far avoided ICC members like South Africa. As a state party to the Rome Statute, South Africa has a treaty obligation to cooperate with the enforcement efforts of The Hague-based court. The order by the South African judge to seize Bashir generated a massive wave of excitement in the ever-optimistic international law community. But as I predicted, South Africa did not detain him, instead allowing him to return to Khartoum.

The free pass given to Bashir is another in a series of major blows to the credibility of the ICC – and in this case, the Security Council. If member states like South Africa do not take the Court seriously in cases that do not even involve its own nationals, it is hard to expect non-members to do so.

While refusing treaty obligations to arrest the world’s leading genocidaire – known of course for his campaign against black Africans in Darfur – might seem unconscionable, Bashir has his defenders.

Among them is Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who vocally opposes the ICC process against Bashir. “We must also take a decisive stance of solidarity alongside fraternal Sudan and President Omar al-Bashir,” Abbas has said. He has has also expressed his “solidarity” with the Sudanese despot, and categorically rejected enforcement of the ICC warrant...

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Prominent British Muslim activist accuses “Zionist” spies of stealing one of his shoes

Crazy Prominent British Muslim activist Asghar Bukhari came under fire yesterday for accusing “Zionist” spies of a psychological conspiracy against Muslims – including breaking into his house and stealing one of his shoes...

Awash In Feelings, PC Thought Police Spend Week Proving Seinfeld Right

...The First Amendment is practically a relic on college campuses right now. A relic that can’t be displayed anywhere because it might offend and melt a few special snowflakes. The fact that restrictive, unconstitutional campus speech policies are being used to stifle entertainers isn’t an opinion, it’s a matter of public record in courts of law.

A couple of the response posts stood out for ignorant audacity and the fact that they wasted little time in proving that Seinfeld had made a valid point, so I’ll mention them here, if for no other reason than to mock.

The first is from Salon, which is known mainly for employing white people to write about racism. This time it’s employing a non-comedian to tell comedians how we should conduct ourselves comedically...

Now, this is Settled Science as far as I'm concerned: Semen is 'good for women's health and helps fight depression'

Being the altruistic person that I am, I'm willing to do my part to contribute to improving women's mental health...
Oral sex is good for women's health and makes you feel happier, according to a study which studied the effects of semen's 'mood-altering chemicals'.

The State University of New York study - which scientists carried out via survey rather than through practical experiment - compared the sex lives of 293 females to their mental health.

It follows research which shows that seminal fluid contains chemicals that elevate mood, increase affection, induce sleep and also contain at least three anti-depressants.

The researchers also claim that women who have regular unprotected sex are less depressed and perform better on cognitive tests.

Semen contains another of chemicals along with spermatozoa, including cortisol, which is known to increase affection, estrone, which elevates mood and oxytocin, which also elevates mood.
It also contains thyrotropin-releasing hormone (another antidepressant), melatonin (a sleep-inducing agent), and even serotonin (perhaps the best-known antidepressant neurotransmitter)...

Related:  45 Thoughts Going Through Your Head While Giving A Blow Job

Friday, June 12, 2015

Tribute to Rachel Dolezal: "The sweetest va jay jay, more cosmic than the Milky Way"

You may have heard of Rachel Dolezal, the woman at the center of a storm of controversy for pretending she was African-American and becoming the head of her local NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington.

She has become the subject of much derision and comment, but Dolezal, who lived a rich fantasy life, also deserves some sympathy for being the subject of a laughable tribute during one of her romantic liaisons. Dolezal was briefly engaged to a musician named Maurice Turner who created a song and Youtube video dedicated to her.

It may well be the worst love song ever written, and the video is disturbingly creepy with extreme close ups of her lips that make them look like... well...

Among the lyrics are, "Baby you are as sexy as you wanna be. The ass is astronomical; your breasts are so phenomenal; your legs are the sensual bridges to heaven, the sweetest va jay jay, more cosmic than the Milky Way. So are you ready for the rest of your life? I'll be so honored when you become my wife."

In what may not have been a coincidence, Dolezal broke off the engagement the month after Turner created and posted the song.

Liberal hypocrisy stands out the most amid accusations of racism in Parliament

Liberal MP John McCallum said on Thursday in the House of Commons that Conservative Immigration Minister Chris Alexander "assumes that all Muslim women who wear the veil are terrorists."

That accusation was part of the debate over the Conservative government's proposal to ban face coverings at the oath-taking ceremonies for new citizens.

McCallum's conflation of the issue was as preposterous as it is dishonest, and Alexander invited the Liberal Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to repeat his accusation outside the House of Commons, where he would have no protection from a libel suit. The fact that McCallum has failed to do so says a great deal about the nature of his accusation and the integrity of his comments.

Recent polls indicate that Canadians overwhelmingly, to the extent that nine out of ten, agree with the government's requirement for people to show their faces at citizenship ceremonies. More than seventy percent of Canadians agree with Prime Minister Harper's 
statement about the niqab and burqa being symbols of oppression. 

It was an exploitative effort by McCallum to play identity politics and stoke the flames of supposed "Islamophobia."  McCallum referenced hate crimes against Muslims, and tried to blame and vilify the government over them. This distortion of perspective is incredible considering that the statistics McCallum invoked actually show that the group most frequently targeted in Canada for hate crimes due to religion are not Muslims but Jews. That number is all the more alarming since there are more than three times as many Muslims in Canada than Jews, but
hate crimes against Jews are three times the number of those against Muslims.

What does John McCallum have to say about that?  Good luck 
finding anything on that subject.

McCallum's divisive pandering to one community at the expense of others and worse, at the expense of fairness, reminded me of an incident from three years ago in which he played a minor role.

In 2012, members of two Canadian ethnic communities that feel they are the targets of discrimination and prejudice, both from each other and the population at large, came together at an event that was supposed to promote mutual understanding. 

That sounds great. But the North American Muslim Foundation's speech competition on the topic of "Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia" was a fiasco that would be comedic if it weren't so horrifyingly indicative of the Jew-hate running rampant in Muslim communities.

The featured guest speaker at the event prior to the competition was none other than John McCallum, MP. At the event McCallum headlined the speeches by Muslim students made reference to anti-Semitic texts as if they were factual reports about the behavior and practices of Jews. According to the account of one witness: "Almost all the speeches were misguided about anti-Semitism. Most of them said it was something that happened in the Holocaust but has ended. The most egregious speech quoted the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as if it were true. Many talked about Jewish money and power. "

After reading about the incident, I called McCallum's office to inquire about it. Eventually, I was able to speak with him, and McCallum invoked the 
Sergeant Shultz Defense, claiming he knew and heard nothing about those speeches.

Of course he didn't, and how very fortunate for John McCallum. If he had perchance been listening to the speeches at which he was the featured guest speaker, the ensuing narrative would have messed up his entire agenda.  

Unlike 72% of his fellow Canadians, including many Muslims, McCallum hasn't been able to figure out why the niqab, a vestige of medieval tribal culture that requires women to completely enshroud themselves so that they don't provoke men into a sexual frenzy, is oppressive.

To the casual observer, it might look like a number of Liberal MPs have made a habit of accusing the Conservatives of pitting one group against another for political purposes, while hypocritically engaging in that practice themselves to a far greater extent.

But perhaps, I'm being too cynical and maybe we're not seeing divisive, sleazy politics from the Liberals. As soon as they start donning niqabs and burkas to demonstrate that such garments are, as they claim, not oppressive, I'll believe them.

But I'm not holding my breath until it happens.

CBC has the opportunity to replace the old Evan Soloman with a new, improved Evan Soloman

This Evan Solomon sounds like he'd do a much better job...  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Christopher Lee died last Sunday

Christopher Lee was the only actor I know of to play the all of The Big Three Monsters in movies; Frankenstein('s monster), Dracula, and the Mummy. He's also the only major film actor to have played both Sherlock Holmes and Holmes' brother Mycroft.

He passed away last Sunday and his family released that news today. I'll miss him.

Lee was often asked about his military service in World War 2, which was with a secret operations unit. In answer, he would sometimes lean in and say to the questioner, "Can you keep a secret?" When the person who asked responded 'yes', Lee would lean back and say, "so can I."

Whatever secrets Christopher Lee is taking with him, may they keep him well in what lies ahead.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld talks about the creepy PC thing

The stupidity of Slutwalk and "Rape Culture" hysterics

Rape is evil and rapists should be thrown in jail for a long time.

In Pakistani tribal areas, gang rape is used as a punishment - often against innocent women whose only crime was to be a family member of someone who "dishonored" another clan. That's a rape culture.

In North America, a person's life can be ruined just for being accused of rape. We live in a culture where a portion of society goes apeshit because Joss Wheedon wrote in a throwaway Prima Nocta joke in the last Avengers movie. We don't live in a rape culture.

The Slutwalk airheads aren't protesting the rape culture in Pakistan or other 3rd world countries; they're protesting a culture where Daniel Tosh can crack a joke about rape in a comedy club and not have his career destroyed for it. Really. They say things like, "If a person has the ability to comfortably joke about rape, what’s stopping them from actually raping someone? In my eyes, I see nothing stopping them. It really, truly scares me."

Maybe what's stopping them is the same thing that allows us to joke about killing people, but still keeps civilized people from actually murdering each other. We can joke about stealing things while still recognizing that theft is both legally and morally wrong. Or is that too logical to process?

The Slutwalk people are batshit crazy. Their real motive is more of the same old, "Look at me! I'm an activist!"

Indian Prime Minister calls Pakistan a state-sponsor of terrorism and "a nuisance"

Apparently, being called a nuisance is what really pissed off the Pakistani leadership. Their sponsorship of terrorism is common knowledge:
"Pakistan aaye din (constantly) disturbs India, jo naako dum la deta hai (creates nuisance), terrorism ko badhawa (deta hai)...ki ghatnaayein ghatthi rehti hain (promotes terrorism and such incidents keep recurring)," Modi had said on Sunday in his address to Dhaka University during his Bangladesh trip...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Political Correctness Replaces The Tyranny of the Majority With The Tyranny Of The Minority

...A man is on a soapbox at Hyde Park Corner, London. He is haranguing the crowd with a series of promises prefaced with the phrase Come the Revolution…” After several promises he says, “Come the Revolution we will all wear shirts and ties.” A voice shouts out, “But I don’t want to wear a shirt and tie.” To which the speaker replies, “Come the Revolution, you will do what you are bloody well told.” 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Money-scamming MPs spare themselves same spending scrutiny given senators


As the very existence of the Senate is called into question over less than $1 million in allegedly improper spending by 30 senators, more than double that number of MPs have been accused over the past five years of mis-spending more than quadruple that amount. 
Yet unlike the Senate, there have been no external audits, no suspensions, no referrals to the police, no criminal investigations, no charges laid, and no auditor general poring over the minutiae of how MPs spend taxpayers' dollars.

Transgressions by MPs have been handled solely by the secretive, multi-party board of internal economy, which polices House of Commons spending and typically demands only that the improperly spent funds be reimbursed.

A double standard?

No question, says Garry Clement, a retired police chief and former RCMP superintendent in charge of financial crime investigations.

"When you look at those cases (involving MPs) and actually what happened, it's breach of trust," Clement said in an interview.

"I would suggest that every one of those could be supported under a criminal charge."

Since 2010, the board has demanded reimbursement from:

  • Liberal MP Judy Sgro, $60,000 in improperly claimed living expenses for renting an Ottawa condo she had sold to her children.
  • Liberal MP Wayne Easter, $8,050 in living expenses claimed for a property he no longer owned.
  • Former Liberal MP John Cannis, $106,842 for living expenses claimed for an apartment rented from his wife.
  • 68 current and former NDP MPs, $2.7 million for allegedly improperly using their Commons budgets to pay the salaries of staffers in satellite party offices.

Clarfield & Mansur: There can be no peace in Jordan until the world appreciates the country’s true ethnography

...Who are the Jordanians? Until the second decade of the 20th century there had never been a Jordanian people, ethnic group or tribe by that name, or a group of diasporic exiles who thought of themselves as “Jordanian.” Jordan is a 20th-century British invention, dreamed up in the 1920s, for the peoples living in what Britain illegally hived off from the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine in 1923. Until 1946 its British administrators called it just that — Eastern Palestine.

No one reads the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine document anymore. But according to international law, it is still valid. It is the legal basis for the creation of the Jewish state of Israel. Its provisions still stand, because all of the legal pronouncements of the League were subsequently recognized as binding, when the United Nations was created after the Second World War.

In 1923 the British arbitrarily violated the Mandate, morally and legally, by creating the “Emirate of Jordan” in Eastern Palestine. The British announced that this was a “temporary” measure, which they quietly and quickly made “permanent.” Jews were no longer allowed to live there.

The name, the “Hashemite” Kingdom of Jordan, makes reference to the fact that its ruling tribe, the Hashemis, were imported by the British from outside of Jordan in the Hejaz (what is now western Saudi Arabia). The Hashemis rule Jordan today as the Saudis do Arabia, claiming the name of the country by right of tribal conquest and occupation, but in their case with the connivance of the British, who unilaterally lopped off 70 per cent of mandated Palestine, and gave it to them as their compensation for their tribal revolt against the Turks during the First World War.

In order to give this new national fiction of Jordan some instant legitimacy, the British creatively mistranslated Arabic titles like “emir” (in those days it meant an often non-hereditary, elected Bedouin tribal leader) and “sharif,” and called these men “kings,” giving them a kind of faux-royal aura. In fact, the Hashemis were and continue to be a usurping Bedouin tribal elite in Eastern Palestine....

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Obama's covert support for the Muslim Brotherhood

President Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known the Muslim Brotherhood. A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

The policy of backing the Muslim Brotherhood is outlined in a secret directive called Presidential Study Directive-11, or PSD-11. The directive was produced in 2011 and outlines administration support for political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, according to officials familiar with the classified study.

Efforts to force the administration to release the directive or portions of it under the Freedom of Information Act have been unsuccessful. 
White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan declined to comment on PSD-11. “We have nothing for you on this,” she said.

The directive outlines why the administration has chosen the Muslim Brotherhood, which last year was labeled a terrorist organization by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates as a key vehicle of U.S. backing for so-called political reform in the Middle East...

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Goodbye to the First Amendment

As you suspected: claw machines are rigged

Claw machines can be programmed to automatically reduce their grip strength to maximize profits, while allowing an infrequent full-strength grip to entice suckers...

Colby Cosh: Help aboriginals. Defund the CBC

...“Media and Reconciliation” starts with a brief description of the role the CBC has played in promoting aboriginal language and culture. It could be meta-summarized in one word: “Feh.” The Broadcasting Act requires the Corporation to “create programming that reflects the aboriginal cultures of Canada” — but only, the Act adds, “as resources become available for the purpose.” The result, combined with the relative stagnation of the CBC’s overall budget during the Chr├ętien-Martin-Harper years, has been what the report calls “a minimum level” of service. The Corporation creates little aboriginal-specific programming and directly employs few aboriginal Canadians.

There’s good news, though! We have an independent aboriginal-run public broadcast apparatus — the Aboriginal People’s Television Network. Which was basically founded to make up for the failure of the CBC to meet its half-hearted afterthought of an aboriginal mandate.

We all know that APTN has a weird business model in which it monetizes its legally mandated cable carriage by airing a certain amount of dubiously “aboriginal” programming. (Airing Friday night: direct from Hollywood, Kevin Reynolds’ Rapa Nui.) This approach gives APTN a budget that is still a minuscule fraction of the CBC’s. But that money has been used to create viable career paths for aboriginal creatives, technicians, and producers; to make programming in threatened aboriginal languages; and to fund aboriginal news reporting, documentaries, and shows for children and youth. Seventy five per cent of APTN’s employees are aboriginal.
...The hope is that the Corporation, out of the goodness of its thrumming white heart, will use the cash to create more opportunities for aboriginal broadcasters. Meanwhile, APTN gets a cheerful pat on the back: it is urged to continue providing “leadership” in making First Nations television, with no mention of any possible adjustment to its budget.

Am I crazy, or does this seem like an example of the settler-vs.-colonized mentality that facilitated the creation of the residential schools in the first place? For some months before the TRC report came out, I had already been asking myself a question: why the hell don’t we just swap APTN’s budget with the CBC’s?...

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians Say Don’t Go Near Colleges, Political Correctness Hurts Comedy

...One of the supposed benefits of college is being able to connect with a lot of other smart people, and having the chance to interact with experts, artists, musicians, and policymakers who are invited to speak or participate in events on campus. As a student at the University of Michigan, for instance, I was able to meet several fascinating characters, including ‘60s radical Bill Ayers and lolcats founder Ben Huh. I also chatted with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and listened to Rep. Ron Paul give an awesome campaign speech. I didn’t like or agree with all of these people, but the experience was deeply enriching, and that’s the entire point of college. That’s what you’re paying for.

How sad, then, that some students’ hostility to new or troubling ideas has comedians (understandably) convinced that campuses aren’t worth their time...