Friday, December 31, 2010

The Resplendent Canadians

Look at these people.  I love them.  I'm one of them.  We all are.  We are the resplendent Canadians.  
Resplendent Canadians
 I sometimes wonder if newspaper editors request copy that is inherently offensive.  A congratulatory piece about Canada would get a general yawn from even the most patriotic Canadians.  Kevin Libin's self-loathing year end  feature in The National Post had the opposite effect.  The article was designed to raise my ire and the formula worked perfectly.

The photo above was taken during the historic Gold Medal Hockey Game between the United States and Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.  Which red blooded wild eyed Canadian wasn't hooting and cheering the moment this picture was taken?  The title of Libin's article, the de facto caption for picture was "The Ugly Canadian."

Hey!  That's me right there.  Well not me exactly but someone exactly like me.  A Canadian.  A proud Canadian.  Boy.  It takes a real weenie to pout about so many happy enthusiastic citizens.

Libin actually suggests at one point that instead of enjoying pride and patriotism we should try "abolishing war or eliminating world hunger," as if those things were mutually exclusive.  So lets do that.  I hearby abolish war forever so long as nobody starts a war.  Done.  World hunger?  That one is tougher.  Every Miss Universe has tried and failed to crack that one.  I'm sure if we just stopped cheering at curling events the solution would present itself.  Call it the Libin Anti-Hunger Doctrine.

Listen to this:

The Economist observed a “jingoistic mood” in Vancouver. A Dallas columnist notoriously compared the display of Canadian “chauvinism” to that of the Nazis in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He raised some valid points—that Canada, at times, forgot to act graciously to the world’s Olympians; that organizers dwelled too much on local winners and not enough on the memory of a killed Georgian luger—but being a sports columnist, not an academic specializing in group dynamics, he was forced to apologize after Canadians erupted in outrage. “[It] doesn’t excuse me from making what may have been seen as an insensitive comparison,” Gil LeBreton wrote. But in all the previous 14 Olympics he’d attended “never were the cheers for the visiting countries’ athletes drowned out so ferociously.”
The cockiness of Sport Canada’s “Own the Podium” program left the world cold—especially after it was fingered as possibly one reason the luge track had been made deadly fast, and so unavailable to non-Canadian athletes for practice—wondering how we had become so cutthroat. The U.K. press lashed out at our “lust for glory” and the “perversion of the Olympic movement for national gain,” ours had become a “culture of worthless aggrandizement and pride.” The Olympic hosts had “mislaid their manners.” Canadians had grown so obnoxious, British skeleton champion Amy Williams recalled: “other nations began looking at it as the Rest of the World versus Canada. You wanted your own country to win, but beyond that you didn’t care who it was as long as it wasn’t Canada.”
Call it sour grapes, except Canadians saw it, too. How could they miss it in those extravagant ceremonies so dripping with pro-Canadian propaganda? This “hayseed, own-the-podium nationalism … was excruciatingly embarrassing,” wrote one Hamilton columnist. “When my beloved Canada resorts to cheap patriotism, when Canadians lay phoney claim to being the best country in the world, I feel a little ashamed,” added another, from Guelph.
Wow eh?  Take a wild guess who the unnamed Hamilton columnist probably votes for?  Imagine for a second what their politics is like?  Our Prime Minister gave us all explicit permission to sing and wave our flags and cheer for our athletes.  Thats what its really about isn't it.  What sort of person refers to true patriot love as "cheap patriotism?"

That my friends is your typical self hating liberal. That individual is ashamed we aren't ashamed at our shameful lack of shame.   

-And what is this about a "phoney claim to being the best country in the world."  Excuse me but most of us like it here a whole lot.  Every time I go abroad I'm relieved to be back home when its over.  I love visiting other countries and I love returning.  I know Canada is the best country on earth precisely because I've seen a lot of it.  Do we really care if someone who doesn't like Canada is embarrassed by the rest of us?  Even if this person happens to like Canada it would only be because they think it sucks enough for them to feel suitably low. 

No Thanks.  These people have nothing to teach us.  There is no nobility in self righteous misery.  Humility is not self loathing.  Canadians are the hobbits of the world.  We like to have fun whatever it says on the scoreboard.  If the score is favorable then so much the better.  The competition is no more entitled to success than we are.  Why not set out to win and forget the pouters and doubters. 

We are winning too.  That is the best part.  Shall I list the real successes and advantages there are to being Canadian?  Thats more like gloating.  I'll leave it to you.  Just look at the picture above and you'll see what we've got is love and we are willing to share.

2010 was a historic year for Canada and more than that.  2010 was a fantastic opening to our greatest decade yet.  It is a decade that will see Canada resplendent in the eyes of her proud citizens.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tomorrow When The War Began

This film was surprisingly good.  Tomorrow When The War Began is the modern equivalent of Red Dawn set in Australia. 

The invasion is so complete that one must assume there is a larger war happening elsewhere in the world.  If NATO was busy, distant Australia would have to wait some time for liberation.  They might even see years of brutal occupation.

My Girlfriend pointed out to me as we watched that an invading army is about 1000 times worse than a zombie apocalypse.   Zombies don't fly jets and intern your family.  Armies are for real and some of them don't give a damn about the Geneva Convention.  There are still people out there that don't think we need a military at all.  They think history is over and bad things don't happen to good countries and their people.  They don't understand that its a standing military that allows us to grow so spoiled and stupid that we can conceive of disbanding them.  Tomorrow When The War Began is a good reminder of how bad things could be.

Don't get me wrong.  This isn't the best movie ever made.  The last Aussie film I saw was about a tranny road trip so the bar was set pretty low.  I saw Tomorrow When The War Began a few days ago now and it has been sticking in my mind ever since.  I think it has made its point very well and I'd love to see a Canadian version.  A remake of Red Dawn is also in the works.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas All!

Its been a busy one for me but I can't let the happiest day of the year go by without special mention.

Here's my heartfelt wish that you have special and Merry Christmas with your family. 


Friday, December 3, 2010

Right Back At Ya Greenpeace.

You've probably heard about the Greenpeace contest to spoof the CAPP adds.  Here is my submission. 
Unfortunatly Facebook doesn't allow a 'dislike' option so I'll submit it here.  It wouldn't last long there anyway.  Dissenting voices are not Greenpeaces forte. 

Here is some of what you would find if you went to their pathetic FB group.  These are my favorites anyway. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CBC gets caught in the Wikileaks crossfire

While successfully embarrassing the US Government Wikileaks has caused some embarrassment to the CBC as well.  John Ivison of the National Post revealed today that the US Embassy in Ottawa believes the CBC to be biased.  Leaked memo's to The White House describe the CBC programming  as “insidious negative popular stereotyping.”

Gee you don't say?  I thought an independent state broadcaster could do no wrong.

The US Embassy quotes go on like an early Christmas present saying that the CBC has “long gone to great pains to highlight the distinction between Americans and Canadians in its programming, generally at our (American) expense.”

To fight the CBC anti-American propaganda the US Embassy recommends that “We need to do everything we can to make it more difficult for Canadians to fall into the trap of seeing all U.S. policies as the result of nefarious faceless U.S. bureaucrats anxious to squeeze their northern neighbour.”

Its good to know that our annual billion dollar bailout for the CBC is put into setting traps for Canadians and pitting us against our closest ally.  How strange to find find that while the White House is publicly at odds with FOX News, its Embassy here in Canada secretly feels the same way about the CBC.

Nothing in the Wikileaks data is new or shattering.  What is new is the independent confirmation of CBC bias by American officials in the action of their office.   They weren't blogging for fun like I am now.  They were doing their job.  They were providing their best information so that Washington could make the best decisions regarding Canada.

Let us finally say once and for all that the CBC has a biased agenda that doesn't necessarily coincide with the best interests of Canada.  They do not deserve special media status, nor do they deserve federal funding or must carry licenses.  Many voices have called on the CBC to change it ways and they have been met with a renewed pursuit of the progressive agenda.

The CBC is unable and unwilling to even acknowledge its bias.  The liberal progressive culture of mass opinion control is so deep and so thick that it should be sold off.  Nothing is more important to them than their narrative.  Facts and opinion are only broadcast when they can be suitably spun to their rhetorical advantage.  They are trying to teach us lessons with programming that are neither true nor helpful to the taxpayer. 

Hopefully, SUNTV can break the monopoly of the left wing media establishment to such an extent that the daily farcical narrative belching from that tax pig the CBC will be widely recognized for what it is: Social Engineering Propaganda.  -Otherwise known as lies and spin. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Light of Other Days

Who doesn't find this Wikileak stuff interesting?  Talk about a guilty pleasure.  We all know it was obtained illegally, but we can't look away.  Why would we?  Its a chance to test what we think we know against what is revealed.

I was happy enough when Climategate broke. We heard exactly what we have been saying they were doing in their own words.  "Hide the decline," is famous now.  I can't support the Climategate leak and not support the Wikileak dumps.  Just remember that Climategate was not leaked by Wikileaks.  It mysteriously appeared on a Russian server and was taken down after everyone could download it all and redistribute it themselves.  Was wikileaks active before Climategate?  Perhaps they had the info and chose to censor themselves?  I suspect Wikileaks would have censored Climategate to protect the progressive movement of which they are likely a part.  The original hacker may have retaliated by releasing it himself.  That's a lot of ifs and assumptions I know.  This cloak and dagger stuff is full of guesses.

That is the trouble with Wikileaks.  Nobody is entitled to their secrets except Wikileaks of course and they will look out for their own interests first.  What a delicious can of worms.  If we try to stop them then we hurt whistle blowers and free speech.  If we don't stop them, then we may as well publish it all ourselves and go back to invisible ink. 

It also strikes me that Wikileaks' main informants will be the clandestine intelligence services of rival powers.  How long before they start disseminating false mock up leaks?   How much of the current information is veritable? 

Its all very intriguing.  It reminds me of a book I read by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter.  The Light of Other Days is Science Fiction but it deals with relevant questions like privacy and truth.  In it an entrepreneur invents a way to send signals through microscopic wormholes to beat the speed of light lag in communications.  He renders satellites obsolete first and then its the entire infrastructure that becomes useless.  Small improvements eventually make these tiny wormholes into CCTV cams that can be positioned anywhere in time and space.  Imagine that.  Full disclosure of everything that ever happened everywhere to anyone.  How many friends would you keep if that happened and how many would you lose?  How would the courts keep up and how much respect would you have for them after getting so many things so wrong?  We would all be guilty but some more severely than others.  Could we get over it if we found out what the Church has known all along; that we are all sinners? 

Its a great read and I highly recommend the book to everyone concerned with privacy and freedom.  We will have to come to terms with Wikileaks sooner or later.  We will have to decide where to draw the line on what can be hidden and from whom.  I think this book will provide an entertaining compliment to the whole wikileaks  phenomenon as it unfolds in the coming weeks and years.

Tories Gaining, Coalition Waning

Congratulations are in order for the government's 2 newest MPs.  I'm talking about Julian Fantino and Robert Sopuck.

Julian Fantino in particular had a hard battle.  I lived in Vaughan for about 5 years and can tell you its a very Liberal place.  Liberals there aren't the ideological sort but the old boys, kiss-the-ring, Libranos types.  It could be argued that the hard left Liberal ideology is what got them into their current mess.  Dion got the popular vote in their last leadership race so I think its fair to say that the soul of the party has gone to live next to the NDP in obscurity.  Liberals in Vaughan however haven't got any rings to kiss.  The Natural Governing Party is gone and Ignatieff offers little hope for a return to glory.  Vaughan is ripe to forge new loyalties and the by-election results are the first step in that direction.   Julian Fantino is already a household name there.  I always knew he would end up in politics and he is just the man in just the place and time to usher in a new Conservative era.  Congratulations again to Julian Fantino!

Robert Sopuck is new to me.  I don't recall having ever stepped foot in  Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette but I applaud and congratulate the voters of that riding.  Congratulations to Robert Sopuck.

The Christmas season is one of generosity and so I will also extend my congratulations to Winnipeg-North.  Just over 10% of the voters there voted Conservative this time and I'm confident that number will grow.  It seems the majority of voters there are resigned to have their representative languish in opposition.  They chose ideology over good sense and that isn't all bad.  The Liberals are still right of their coalition partners the NDP. Ideologically speaking, I hope that trend continues all the way over to the responsible choice some day.

Congratulations to all the candidates and voters for caring enough to participate in democracy and adding their voices to our future.  Thank you all.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The eco-nuts have lost the debate on the Oil Sands

I watched a couple of excellent debates with Ezra Levant and various green stooges yesterday.  I must conclude that we have won the debate.  The various boycotts and public defamation campaigns (PD rather than PR) have utterly lost the argument.

The debate between Andrew Nikiforuk and Ezra Levant in Calgary was fantastic.  This is the sort of debate that I've come to enjoy.  I prefer a hostile audience and a hysterical opponent.  I like the deeply polarized back and forth  between very different ideologies that almost reminds me of a sport.  Nikiforuk lays on the thick and pointless rhetoric and Ezra Levant handily upends the entire righteous onslaught.  By the end of the debate Nikiforuk is sounding shaky and shrill and indirectly concedes the point that Oil Sands oil is more efficient and more ethical than any other major source of oil on earth.  

Ezra Levant and Andrew Nikiforuk debate ethics of Alberta's oilsands from Trevor Howell on Vimeo.

These are the sorts of debates you'll have in your own life.  Skeptics must be prepared to fight from a corner without a friend in the room. Have the courage to stand up to the liberal nonsense and you'll find their arguments combusted like a greenpeace pamphlet in the fireplace. 

You can see that Ezra won the debate by the end of the video.  More proof that this is a winning argument comes from the next debate in Ottawa.  This time its Ezra and Elizabeth May the leader of the Green Party.  I found this debate slightly less entertaining and edifying than the first one. 

Ezra Levant was awesome of course.  Elizabeth May on the other hand treated the debate like a Green Party press conference.  She immediately falls back on the "we still need to do more" argument.  Gone is the old "Stop the Tar Sands" shrieking.

This is a victory.  The leader of the Green Party supports the Oil Sands.  Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Suzuki Foundation, and the rest are that far removed from the wishes of the people today.  We are winning and its thanks to Ezra Levant and all the skeptics out there turning one person at a time.  Keep it up, and enjoy part one.

Ezra Levant - Elisabeth May debate Pt. 1 from Vlad Tepes on Vimeo.

(h/t GayandRight I appreciate all your good work and that of the Free Thinking Film Society.) 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Praise for the Conservative Senate's scrubbing of the Climate Change Accountability Act

Peter Foster wrote a marvelous piece in the Financial Post last week titled "Canada Doges Carbon Suicide." 

Its definitely worth the read but here are some the relevant and juicy bits. 

Mr. Harper has always clearly grasped-- apparently unlike the majority of his international counterparts--that the greatest threat facing humanity is not climate change, but climate-change policy. Bill C-311 was a perfect example. Opposition parties, in thrall to radical green groups or sheer hypocrisy, were supporting a piece of draconian legislation that would not have had one raindrop's worth of perceptible effect on the global climate. Nor would it have in any way influenced the way other countries are attempting to writhe away from this issue.

So there.  Harper and the Conservative Government are doing one heck of a job.  Here's one for the Harper haters out there:

Anti-Harper carpers niggle that three years ago Mr. Harper declared that climate change was the "greatest problem facing humanity." Good grief, could that have been mere political expediency, based on the necessity of pacifying a needlessly alarmed electorate? Did he not really mean it? You'll be telling us next that he really favoured that BHP takeover of Potash!

And here is some more with a damning quote from the IPCC:

Before he was forced to talk the minority talk, Mr. Harper described climate change as a "socialist plot." Intriguingly, this fact is now openly acknowledged. This week, German IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer said in an interview: "[O]ne must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy....One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy any more."

I shared this article on Facebook and its triggered a huge debate on Global Warming with a warmist friend of mine.  I'll post it here when it winds down but its tens of thousands of words long already.  
I strongly suggest you read the whole article for yourself because its that good.  Mr. Foster and I are of one mind on this. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Waiting for Divine Intervention.

So where is God?

Last week I was quite moved by an article in the National Post titled: His wrath upon their heads.  In it Father Raymond J. de Souza rightly condemns the abhorrent and heinous murders of Coptic Christians in Iraq.

I've known Iraqi Christians and I've heard their stories.  They are some of the finest people you will ever meet and their faith is strong.  I grieve for them and I share Father de Souza's sentiments.  The crimes by Al Qaeda in the name of Islam cry out for justice.  Father de Souza says it best:
The blood on the altar makes it clear. No amount of goodwill, no amount of dialogue, no amount of circumlocutory evasions, no amount of supine prostrations--nothing will dissuade the jihadists. So let us not abnegate ourselves over the dead bodies of our fallen brethren in Christ. Let us speak frankly of those who want to kill us.
Allahu Akbar-- God is great! So those Catholics on Sunday heard the jihadists shout in the church. Can there be any greater sacrilege than to kill the innocent at prayer, while shouting that God is great?
There can be no greater sacrilege.  The words and acts of Al Qaeda reek to heaven and earth.  Not since the Holocaust has there been a greater need for Divine Intervention.  Al Qaeda is the embodiment of all things evil.  Persons and intuitions who deliver anything less than total and unambiguous retribution on the members of Al Qaeda have abdicated any authority granted them.

One only needs to look at the Omar Kadr case to know whose side the Justice system is on.  Kadr will walk free and with millions of dollars as sure as the sun will come up.  This is how liberal justice works.

Will God then grant us a miracle of justice?  Will the piano of righteousness serenely and faultlessly descend on the guilty head of one Omar Kadr?

No.  It didn't happen to Hitler and it won't happen to Kadr and his friends.

As with World War 2 the only justice we can expect is the justice we secure for ourselves.  The courts, the politicians, the media, not even God Himself seems up to the task.  God is never up to the task.  Its always us.

You may have realized that I'm an atheist.  I'm not entirely sure about Gods existence as I can't be entirely sure about anything.  I'm more like an agnostic who has come to a decision.  I don't say this to feel superior and no I don't hate my dad.  I have simply decided not to fear the truth as I see it.  Atheism is the unfortunate answer to an old question.

Let me be wrong.  Let these blaspheming murderers feel the wrath of God.  Let me know that God lives for I will not worship one who allows this evil against Him and His followers.  God seems as powerless as I am.  At least I know that I am real.

I feel a desire to be that piano and to land on the heads of the guilty.  Is that God?  Is that my calling.. to become justice.  Its probably just another impossible wish.  I can't be alone.

Ether way I'm waiting and watching for a sign from God.  So far its nothing but people on all sides.  Good people, bad people but always people.  No devils and no angels but for the corporeal type.

I don't believe there will be any justice of any kind unless we make it.  We can't just keep waiting for Divine intervention. 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Zombies, Vampires and Werewolves

Why do people like Zombies?  I'm one of those people.  I can't get enough.  I watch every movie and show and even play a fair amount of video games based on the undead.  There are many variations on the zombie invasion theme.  The common denominators are (1) most people become walking dead, (2) civilization falls apart and (3) a few survivors band together against the zombie hordes.  

Believe it or not there is a debate zombie community as to whether zombies walk(stumble, crawl) or they run.  Running zombies are defiantly the scariest, but zombies are also dead and not very healthy at all.  Some living people don't run so well so why would dead people be all that great at running.  I take the middle road.  Recently killed and formerly healthy zombies should by all means run or even sprint.  Decayed and dismembered zombies should limp and crawl or whatever they need to do to get to their prey. 

Zombie movies have evolved over the years too.  The early zombie movies steered clear of the explanation of the living dead phenomenon.  They fall back on the old myth of Judgment Day when the dead rise and walk the earth.  The wrath of God is still a part of the zombie story but God acts through the realistic explanations in the movies today.  There is usually some kind of virus outbreak that kills its host and takes over the body of the victim.  The virus spreads through fluid exchange which is why the host is driven to bite and scratch and consume the hated live humans. 

Here are a few of the Zombie movies that I recommend:

  • Zombieland: gory, scary and funny all at once.  -Awesome casting too.
  • Day of the Dead:  A classic.  A little old but damn good.  This was before Romero started getting preachy and just made a fine movie.
  • Dawn of the Dead:  I'm talking about the remake.  The Heroes get stuck in a mall that bears an uncanny resemblance to CrossIron Mills.  Romero's leftist preaching surfaces here if you know what to look for but Its still a bloody good time.
  • 28 Days:  Focuses on the virus zombies.  The sequel is good too.
  • Shaun of the Dead:  Hilarious parody.  Brits like zombies and they like a good laugh too.
  • The Signal:  Indy movie.  Its low budget but it has a unique take on the zombie apocalypse plus a good story.
  • The Crazies:  Romero makes a come back.  His last zombie movie, Land of the Dead, was so thick with leftist preaching it even turns off lefties.  This movie redeems Romero.  Its a variation on zombies.  These zombies aren't dead but they are insane and incurable.  Effectively the crazies are zombies and the familiar survival apocalypse story plays out.  

The zombie outbreak in most of these movies is caused by the government.  They accidentally  release the zombie virus and then mishandle the clean up such that the entire population is lost.  "We are from the government and we here to help" comes to mind in almost every zombie movie.  In one scene from The Crazies a government agent actually says this and you want to just punch the guy.

Why are there so many movies books and games made over decades that keep coming back to the old zombie theme?  There is something in us that the zombie apocalypse genre speaks to.  I'll tell you what it is.  We all secretly believe that we are smarter than everyone else.  We live in a sea of dumb zombies who might one day turn on us driven by some insanity.

For me the zombies are eco-nuts.  They are out there stumbling around in search of brains.  Their misanthropic mindset makes me wonder when I'll have to fight off a mob of enraged eco-zombies.  In fact their goals seem to include the fall of civilization too.

We all believe we will survive the zombie apocalypse.  We all romanticize about an empty world with no rules no debts and no work except getting food and shelter for the people you love.  Its a dangerous sentiment, to want to empty the world of people.  This is exactly the sentiment that the green movement openly teaches.  Anti-human misanthropy is a pillar of the green religion.

Its an illusion of course.  The fact is that we are each brilliant experts in the execution of our own lives and endeavors while simultaneously being ignorant dummies.  'Not me' you're thinking.  Yes you too.  Did you ever lock your keys in your car?  Ever get caught speeding?  Ever cut someone off cause you were fiddling with the radio?  Ever get into any accident?  Spilled milk?  How is your bank account?  If you think you aren't a dummy sometimes than you must be dumber than usual.  This is often the case with self anointed elites who prefer most of us dead or controlled.

Think about it.  Its true.

What about vampires and werewolves?  I don't get vampires and werewolves.  Talk about hokey horror.  My girlfriend doesn't get zombies or vampires but she's a werewolf person.    Its actually funny when you start to analyze these timeless themes.  She likes werewolves and loves animals.  She loves them so much she is a vegetarian.   Loves when I grow a beard....hmmmmm.  (hehe)

A lot of people are into vampires though.  Most of those people are girls.  Thinkof all the shows, movies and books about vampires, but there are no vampire video games.  The basic themes are about a sexy and mysterious stranger who seduces innocent young maidens.  The naive maidens are punctured.  Blood is drawn.  The maiden is forever jaded and changed into blood sucking vampire herself.   

I have to smile when I think of what the vampire story speaks to in a girl's mind.  I'll let you ponder this yourself.  Its too funny.

Enjoy your Halloween!  Thumb your nose at the dark and scary things in life.  Its the one day a year that we can laugh and poke fun at evil and everything else we otherwise take so seriously.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Watch the Competition for the F-35 in HD

The Joint Strike Fighter program was a competition to select a versatile 5th generation fighter.  Canada even participated in the selection process.  The F-35 won this competition fair and square.

This video is the Achilles heel of the entire competition argument against the F-35 purchase.  See for yourself.  Show it to the arm chair wing commanders you might know.  Share it.  Suddenly Liberals know everything there is to know about military procurement.  What Liberals know is how to screw up a good thing

Folks that have built up their argument against the F-35 based on cost or competition will sputter and shout when they see this.  They can't refute that its the best plane for the best cost available.  As usual the opposition are playing politics with the lives and security of Canadians.

I posted all this months ago.  The media and their wagging Liberals are good at ignoring the facts.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

3 cheers for Jason Kenny

Jason Kenny has got to be the best immigration minister we have ever had.  I was very impressed with his improvements to the immigration guidebook and now there are two excellent moves the Immigration Minister is announcing.

The first is the extension to Iraqi Refugee Program.  This will bring 8600 Iraqi refugees to Canada.  This is Great.  The Iraqis I know are good and hard working people who really appreciate this country.  They are true refugees who just want to live in peace and prosper with the rest of us.

These Iraqis where Christians and refugees from the first Gulf War.  They have very big families, all of whom had harrowing tales of war, oppression, terrorism and escape.  There were plenty of narratives of evil deeds and dark days.  Of all the stories I head from different people the ones of escape were the most profound.  They were stories that ended in success.

My friend and his family (and extended families) had enough of Iraq and decided to flee.  On the way out they were bombed by Saddam.  On the way in they were bombed by Turkey.  (They were mistaken for Kurds.  Turkey hates the Kurds.)  A complicated refugee trail eventually landed them in Canada.  Imagine your family were enemies of the state for wanting leave, only to be mistaken for the enemies of another state.  I can't imagine the terrible conditions that would lead to such terrible risks.

The last time I saw one of my Iraqi friends he was minding his own shop in the City of Vaughan.  It was a modest little convenience boutique.  Nothing more than a polished desk, some well stocked shelves and a register with Interac.  It makes me so proud it stings my eyes.  This country is everything its cracked up to be.

I'm glad Jason Kenney  is making 8600 more success stories. 

Things are so good here that the criminals have caught on.  They game our compassionate immigration system for profit.  The 2nd thing Minister Kennedy did recently was reveal his plan to crack down on queue jumping fake refugee's.  Jason Kenney and Vic Toewes have unveiled legislation to crack down on human smuggling.

More details can be found here.

The opposition doesn't like it of course.  Justin Trudeau denies there is even a queue to jump.  He says immigration is done "case by case."  Are these cases processed all at once junior?  Oh I get it.  Hire so many immigration officers that every case is processed simultaneously.  Ever the Libtard.  Its always the same.  More Government, more taxes, less life.

In confidence liberals always seem to romanticize dictatorships after a few drinks.  If another progressive socialist suggests dictatorship is the best solution I will point them to the nearest Iraqi refugee.  A refugee's story is an essential part of the cause for freedom.  They will always be welcome in Canada.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Congratulations Naheed Nenshi

Surprise!  I voted for Nenshi.

Why oh why would a self described conservative vote for the "left" candidate?

I'll break down the reasons for you:
  1. My vote is mine alone.  It belongs to no party or person until its actually cast.  This is democracy.  I decide.  Tie your vote forever to one brand and its value is gone.  All politicians have to earn it back every single time.
  2. Ed Stelmach.  How in the heck did we end up with Ed?  Ralph Klein was great, that's how.  The next guy should be just as good right?  Wrong.  The Alberta PC's have taught me never to grandfather my vote.  It doesn't get passed on with the generations.  I have nothing against Ed or Ric McIvor for that matter.  I even feel bad for them.  Its not personal.  The weight of the brand just isn't good enough to carry my vote anymore.  It doesn't help that Albertans should have been electing a Senator today either.  Its disgraceful.  Nobody died to give us the Canada's only elected Senator so I guess they thought they could just skip the election and it would be cool.  Think again.  Nobody has to die but somebody will be out of a job soon enough.  I know the difference between all these levels of government.  The connection I'm making is just being someone who been an alderman all along doesn't necessarily mean he would be a good mayor too.  Think of Ed.
  3. Cutting red tape for small business.  Music to my sore ears.  Make it happen Mr. Mayor, along with everything else I'll be holding you to.  There are too many homeless.
  4. Personality.  Nenshi had energy and confidence.  He reminds me of myself, or at least who I'd like to be.  Again I don't mean any disrespect to the other candidates, but I'd rather have a beer with Nenshi  than McIvor.  (Higgins was never a choice for me.  Maybe its because I don't have cable)
  5. Chickens.  I had chickens growing up and I love eggs.  Both my parents grew up with chickens and I bet all my ancestors back to the agricultural revolution had chickens.  People can own rats and snakes and poisonous fish but not chickens?  I don't even have a back yard yet but when I do get one I want it in Calgary and I want a couple of chickens.  What is it with sunshine libertarians anyway?  They are all pro-freedom until its something they don't want and then its back to big brother in a snap.  I've got this impression that Nenshi will listen.  I'm sick of being told no by people who are supposedly ideologically on my side.  I could still be told no. -and then I'll buy my house elsewhere.  I'll turn that tax money into gas money and fresh free run eggs every morning.  That's my dream and no bossy neighbor or politician is going to keep me from it.  If its going to be your way or the highway, I'll be taking the highway.
Maybe Nenshi is an Obama?  Who could be worse than Bronco right?  Feels awfully familiar, but really its up to him.  I don't see an agenda here.  Take a look.

I hope this is a wake up call to all the shoo-in politicians out there.  Don't take your job for granted.  It can all evaporate in a second.  It all comes down to the x and the moment of truth.  Every ballot question boils down to this: Who am I better off with?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Shake off the UN

We didn't get a seat on the Security Council.  Canada withdrew its bid, conceding the seat to Portugal.  I'm actually happy about that.  There is no reason to pander to international socialists, progressives and Islamofascists.

Lawrence Cannon unfortunately struck out when speaking about the withdrawal at a press conference.  He blamed Micheal Ignatieff for losing the seat because he publicly declared that Canada did not deserve representation on the Security Council.  This doesn't help our case at all.  Liberals who pride themselves on being un-canadian, on leaving the country for three decades, on kissing both cheeks with the elites at the UN, certainly did not help their country at the same UN.

This gives Iggy far too much credit.  He couldn't even win his own party's leadership in an election among liberals.  There is no way that Iggy could have cajoled that many countries into voting against Canada.  They had their own reasons.

One of those reasons is the state of Israel.  Our support for Israel is like a finger in the eye of many evil regimes at the UN.  This is something to be proud of.  We should organise a state visit to Israel.  Support for that one country displeases all of their enemies.  The enemies of Israel are Canada's enemies too and should expect further displeasure.  Odds are we could find ourselves bombing some of those countries in the next ten years.

There are probably a bunch of other little reasons to vote against Canada.  No bribes and gifts.  Ezra Levant.  The environment lobby.

The more interesting question is about what to do now?

Apparently Canada is the 7th largest donor to the UN.  Lets reduce that amount to Portugal size. 

Our $400 million contribution to the Copenhagen debacle bought us absolutely nothing.  The environmentalists will take our money but they won't be bought.  Perhaps we should stop paying them.  It does absolutely nothing to give them money.  I suspect the progressives are wise to our lip service anyway.  Lets just come out and tell the bastards where to go.

The lie of Global Warming has already begun to crack.  All the UN's horses and all the UN's men can't put Global Warming back together again.  Its a wealth redistribution scheme and everybody knows it.  The plan is to take power from sovereign countries and give it to basket case countries who won't know how to keep their charity anyway.  The UN will be the benefactor and distributor of Canada's wealth and will therefore retain the power we gave them.  None of it will help the world or the environment.  It only helps the UN.

The Cancun summit should be fought by Canada.  We all need to do our part to save us from the eco-fascists and if we have to fight through Tory ministers that is what we have to do. Please put an end to this UN IPCC charade.  We can see its a fraud.  We cooperate and still we get hammered by the hypocrites.  Its gone on for far to long.  Get us out of this ridiculous sham called the UN, or at least slap these socialist elites until they smarten up.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Credit Where Its Due.

When the Coalition controversy was raging and the Media was saying Stephen Harper goofed up, I didn't buy it.  I was right. 

Do you remember how it all began?  Stephen Harper had just led the Conservative Party to victory for a second time.  A minority government, a greater minority, was just getting started.  Then seemingly out of the blue, the Prime Minister slaps the opposition with a motion to cut the $1.95 per vote welfare to the loser parties. 

Whah!  The audacity.  The brilliance.  A bold strike against the enemy right where it hurts.  I still chuckle when I think about it. 

The opposition went into a frenzy.  'To war,' they petulantly cried.  The Coalition was revealed, and the 3 socialist parties coalesced.    We didn't know this at the time.  The media just swallowed the idea that the opposition suddenly had to cooperate against a common foe.  They did of course, but they had a plan in place.

The people rebelled.  They thought they had beaten the green shift.  They were playing the old game of strategic voting and didn't realize the rules would change.  ABC, anything but conservative, turned out to be a vote for a socialist-separatist abomination that nobody had voted for.

Stephen Harper was roundly criticized for his "miscalculation."  There were even rumors that some insiders had cautioned him not to go ahead with it.  I felt it was out of character.  There were a bunch of niggling inconsistencies with the media story.

The first thing that had me wondering was Mr. Harper's bold attack in the first place.  I had always regarded him as a clever and cunning political genius.  Why then would he enrage the opposition?  My heart soared with the courageousness and boldness of it, but it seemed out of place.

My awareness was further pricked by the information that this vote , the economic update, was not only a confidence motion.  It was a bill pertaining to House Of Commons funds and therefore could only be passed unanimously.  Unanimously.  The motion was doomed to fail no matter what.  This was no miscalculation.

Then we had the NDP conference call.  That was great.  Jack Layton was snidely bragging about his coalition deal to party members over a conference call.  They hadn't changed the call in codes and someone else was listening in.   Conservatives obtained this recording.  It was taped before the fiscal update.  It was released to the public and the media played it.

Two years after the fact, Gilles Duceppe confirms that the Coalition existed before the fiscal update.  He even takes credit for most of the wrangling involved to put it together. 

Now reevaluate Harper's decision.  Remember that the great recession was just a few months old.  Nobody knew how deep it would go.  It was almost certain that an inherently weak minority government would slowly decline in popularity as times got tough and people got mad.  The opposition had their trap set, and Stephen Harper knew all about it.

An inherently weak minority government that is forecast to decline is strongest immediately following an election.  If your strength and mandate can only get weaker, the time to strike is immediately.  Stephen Harper sprang the Coalition trap and played those tools like a fiddle.

Oh he took all kinds of flak for it, but I knew better.  Still think he miscalculated?  He's been Prime Minister for 2 years since then.  He is the longest running minority Prime Minster in our history.  This is also the most dysfunctional and bitterly scheming parliament in our history.  He not only outed the Coalition, he beheaded the primary coalition member the Liberal Party, and replaced Dion with an even less capable and less popular Ignatieff.  

The skillful handling the Coalition trap saw the Conservative Party at popular heights unimaginable for conservatives in a recession.  This is no small feat.  The ballot question now is Conservative or Coalition. 

There is no one I'd rather have as Prime Minister than Stephen Harper.  He has won some spectacular victories, and there are still greater achievements to be had.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

400 Million More Reasons to Forget About Climate Change

At this time of deficits economic woe our government is giving away $400 Million dollars to appease Climate Change (or something).  A dead theory, Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) is all at once, natural, unstoppable and random.  The solutions for this idea range from idiotic to criminal to treasonous to explicitly evil.

My concern today is with the idiotic expenditure of Taxpayers funds on CAGW.  $400 Million dollars is something of a magic number.  It happens to be the estimated cost of a proposed Arena in Quebec City.  The arena is a want not a need.  The city and her people are doing just fine without it.  Though its still a want, the city would rejoice to have it.  There are even minimal stimulus effects that are real.

The $400 million that we are sending to dictators and who knows where else does absolutely nothing for Canadians.  Nothing!  We give away a stadium just like that.  We pay tribute to the green legion that isn't even honoured.  They attack Canada constantly.  They must be destroyed not fed.  What are they going to do about it anyway?  Hang from a bridge and unfurl a sign?  Oh dear me.  Not that.

Liberals will just say 'lets buy both'.  Only the little people will have to pay.    Conservatives like me will say 'lets buy neither' so the little people can thrive.

We have to come to a compromise that does the most good for the most Canadians.  If I can bend my ideals to accommodate others than the socialists can compromise too.  Lets build this stadium and put a stop payment on the green tithe.  In return for a majority I think its a fair deal.

Quebeckers need to realise that we don't have unlimited resources.  The green agenda wants to further limit our resources.  If they want their stadium bad enough, then a little treaty shouldn't be a big problem.  I don't think its an appropriate use of tax money but at least there is some marginal benefit to Canada in building an arena.  At least its an asset with the potential of indefinite revenue.

$400 million thrown into the wind for foreign green nonsense benefits nobody not even the greens. 

Of course every city is going to want a new stadium now.  Carve it directly out of the green budget and I'll support it.  We seem to be able to recognize public funding of Stadiums as unfair tax gluttony but not useless green payoffs every party seems inclined to cough up.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Most Regulated Province In Canada.

Quebec?  I don't have time to write this article but I certainly would like to read it.  Which province has the most regulations and red tape?  My guess is Quebec though I only have anecdotal evidence to back up my perception.  Is there a measure we could come up with to fairly compare provinces and cities in terms of the legal hoops businesses have to jump through?  Can we measure government intrusiveness into our personal lives?

This should contrast nicely with Maclean's front page expose that Quebec is the most corrupt province in Canada.  Critics have said that there hasn't been a fair comparison between other provinces, so lets compare them.  I would also like to see a measure of corruption.  How corrupt are our cities and provinces and how do they compare to each other?

My Guess is that Quebec will win both distinctions.  Most corrupt and most regulated may very well correlate to each other.  More ridiculous rules mean more people will not care to follow them.  This could breed a culture of backroom under the table dealings that don't stop at small time rule braking.  If you want people to follow the law, the law had better make sense.

Call it gateway corruption.  It starts with some ridiculous ordinance that is selectively enforced and it ends with cash stuffed envelopes.   

This is my theory.

Any enterprising journalists or bloggers care to test it?  If you don't you'll have to wait until I get around to writing it myself.  Please be fair.  I love Quebec and I don't want her unfairly tarnished.  Its important to acknowledge a problem if you want to solve it.

Meanwhile the Bloc strong armed parliament into a bill outside parliament's jurisdiction.  Free speech is not negotiable no mater what the HRC or the HOC thinks.  Sad and pathetic.  Would they do this for Alberta?  I think not.  Alberta should not be spared either.  Everyone should say what they have to say and its the merit and logic and veracity of those statements that shall be judged.  Its not important how offensive a statement is.  Its only important that it is true or false. 

I will be renewing my subscription Maclean's now as well.  They need the money to fight for free speech.  I let my subscription lapse through the summer but its time to renew.  Get your copies here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Election Debates

So I've got elections on the brain.  The biggest showdown outside of Election Day itself has got to be the Leaders Debate.  The 2008 debate was four against one.  Prime Minister Harper successfully defended himself and his government against the Leaders of the Liberal, NDP, Bloc, and Green Parties.  If you don't recall the debate too well it went something like the this video.

It may have struck you that the four so-called leaders who opposed Mr. Harper in the last election debate were the same ones who formed a Coalition Party to overturn that election.  The Coalition Party attempted to seize power outside of an election.  Even though Mr. Dion was ousted by the current leader, Mr. Ignatieff, the Coalition was still very much on the table.

Despite protestations that they are not in a Coalition, their constituent parties act as one to thwart the government.  They recently voted to keep the LGR in spite of its  useless function, high cost, and insult to the character and will of the public.

If the Coalition Party exists by way of a singed affidavit in 2008 and 2009, and it exists by way of the voting practices in the house, and it will exist again in the seconds after minority Conservative election win, I submit that the Coalition Party does in fact exist.

The Coalition should not have four representatives in a Leaders Debate.

We are now in a two party system.  Either the Conservative Party will get a majority or the Coalition Party will get a majority.  The era of minority governments will not survive the next election.  This is the last one.

Mr. Ignatieff should lead the Coalition Party and represent them in the leaders debate.  Mr. Ignatieff is responsible for marshaling the Coalition against their constituents and deserves the credit for it.  The Liberal Party will also make up the biggest chunk of the Coalition Party and therefore should lead it.

If hardcore left wingers don't like it then they should try to win their voters back.  There is no reason to strategically vote for the Liberals just to bring down the CPC.  Any vote for a left wing party is a vote for the Coalition.  Socialists who want their NDP to have a bigger role in a Coalition government rather than submit to the limousine Liberals should vote that way.

The lesser Coalition members will never want to give up their seats in the debate.  I never liked the crowded table format of the last debate anyway so I propose something different.  How about a series of four one-on-one debates of each leader against every other party leader.  There would be twenty debates in total and would allow each leader to fully articulate their positions and contrast them with the other leaders.

The five way brawl is just not useful.  It ends up as a battle of cheap one liners designed to get on the evening news.  It doesn't present arguments.  It diminishes politics as a whole in the eyes of all voters and generally does a disservice to Canada's democracy. 

The leaders of the lesser parties would find their exposure elevated in a debate series that I described.  A busy person might only watch the four Harper debates to get what they need.  The final debate between Iggy and Harper would be the must see event.

I believe we have what it takes to get a majority government if we can only get the message to the people.  An election series will be more work, but its the right kind of work.  Signage and adds and the daily faux scandals in the media are no way to elect a government.  Voters are smart.  They want to make the right choice.  The forces of darkness of the left will use every dirty trick in the book and some that aren't.  Look at the race for Mayor of Toronto if you want a taste.  That's how its going to be except likely worse.  Signs and commercials won't do anything unless they are part of a larger strategy to plainly state our superior positions and track record.  The more chances we can do this the better.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Coalition Parties Force Their Irrational Will on the Public

Who is supreme?  Iggy asked us that once.  Today the Coalition Party was supreme.  They lorded their power over the people and their government in a disgusting move to keep the Gun Registry. 

I saw it happen live.  I was at the gym.  I caught the last ten minutes of Power Play on CTV.  Fife was spreading rumors again that Conservatives are happy to lose the vote.  Why are they happy?  Oh its because of all the money they will get from people getting slapped across the face by the opposition.  Its all about the money right Fife?  Dooshbag leftard reporters couldn't get a story right if they lived it.  Then you had sad old Travers who himself was rebuked by His Supreme Eliteness, was just hoping that all this Gun Registry stuff would just go away.  Your team has ensured that it won't go away Travers.

I already knew that it wasn't going to pass but I still had the hope that somehow there would be enough votes to bring down the Gun Registry.  There was no miracle.  The registry survived.

Suddenly I stopped my cardio routine and went to weights.  Anger can be a fine motivator when correctly channeled to a constructive purpose. 

Having dispensed with raw frustration, I'm left with more than a cold anger.  The creeping disquiet I've been feeling is suddenly in focus.  I am resolved to defeat the Coalition.  Canadians do not yet have a government.  The Conservative Party holds the writ but it is not able to serve the people so long as the Coalition holds the balance of power in the house.  We need an election.  I want an election.

The CPC does not want an election.  We know this because today's vote could have been a confidence motion.  Instead it was a private members bill.  I wouldn't want this to be the question we go to the polls for either.  No, the Gun Registry will be another item on the long list of things we need to change when we get a majority. 

I am not the CPC however.  I am just a person.  I am a citizen doing my civic duty to make this country best place it can be.  I side with the CPC because they side with me, the individual.  Individual freedom is the heart of conservatism.  Its the reason why governments should be fiscally conservative.

From my lowly and humble vantage point as the smallest unit in this great achievement we call Canada, I declare the election has unofficially begun.  From this point I shall begin my war on the self-appointed Elites and their damned snobbish duplicity.  Join in the fun.  Start your election campaign today.  If you work at it I'm sure it will happen.  Its bound to happen.

Kick the Coalition to the Curb.  Vote Conservative and set Canada Free!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MSM Lies Openly about Gun Registry Politics

I have heard on several occasions in the last few weeks from the MSM that Conservatives will be happy that the Long Gun Registry failed to be scrapped.

Who do they cite?  Which MP specifically said that losing this vote will make him happy?  Is there a staffer at least that thinks this?  Is there any kind of recording or evidence anywhere of any kind that proves this?

No.  None.  This simply isn't true.

The MSM circulates lies in black and white on a daily basis.  Don Martin repeats this lie twice in his column titled: Tories thrilled by NDP’s rumoured saving of the gun registry in the National Post.  I've heard it elsewhere.  I've heard it from other journalists too and I think it was originally uttered as a joking strategic outcome metaphor from a pollster.

Don Martin says that Conservatives "are secretly pinching themselves with delight" due to the failing bill.  He also says that "Deep in the bowels of Conservative party backrooms, gleeful laughter can be heard from a government celebrating a defeat."

Since when Don Martin?  I could believe you'd skulk around deep backroom bowels, but narrating some fiction that Conservatives are happy about losing is just too far.  The rest of the piece is so thick with metaphorical storytelling that it takes several minutes to deconstruct his actual meaning and how it relates to his reality.  

Elections are war.  Newspapers, pollsters and even some pathetic parties are election profiteers.  They are the ones who are laughing while taxpayer's money swirls the drain.  They are the ones giggling and cheering, not the government and certainly not the voter.   How many sports arenas would the cost of an election buy?  That's all OK with them.  Just another day at the office and nobody is laughing but the election profiteers.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Holy Smoke!

The preacher may have called off the Koran burning but Korans are burning on demand over at Youtube.  Its kind of an anticlimax but here they are.  It looks as though the 9th anniversary of 9/11 will be filled with hate from Muslims around the world.  

Thursday, September 9, 2010

On Burning Korans

Its probably not a good idea, but not big deal.  I'm not religious, so you could add other sacred books to that holy bonfire and it wouldn't bother me one bit.  You could add Darwin's outdated and revolutionary book to that fire and it still wouldn't bother me.

If fact I'm a little annoyed nobody wants to burn The Origin of Species anymore.  Maybe its because there are libraries and museums filled with observations, experiments and direct evidence of evolution.  Even Pope John Paul II conceded that evolution did occur.  You couldn't burn it if you tried.  Its written in the DNA of your very eyes.

I tried to read the Koran once.  On the very first page it said that I would burn in hell if I didn't accept the Koran as the literal word of God.  I'm not going out of my way to save this book from fire. While you all go out of your way to bend to the sacredness of this book, just remember it likely declares that you should burn too.

Sure. I would be upset if someone went around burning Canadian flags.  The difference is that Canada doesn't think anyone should burn for not being a Canadian.  Its quite the opposite in fact.    Our Prime Minister even defends this book from burning even though it condemns him as well and is incompatible with Canadian laws or morals.
Muslims are always upset at something anyway.   Its going to be painful, but they must be de-sensitized bit by bit.  How is burning a Koran different from drawing Mohamed?  They have to understand Allah and Mohammad are not important to many people.  Everyone deserves some basic respect, but they don't deserve to have their revered ideas equally revered by all because they revere them so much.
I'd rather we started burning some laws and acts and other useless and wasteful ordinances.

In fact their childish behavior at any perceived insult, even if its perpetrated by someone equally idiotic, is more reason to heap the offence higher.  It because of the death threats, honour killings, fatwas, jihads, effigy burnings, beheadings and all the rest that my heart has hardened towards Islam.  I don't care if they are offended.  Not one bit.

If it came down to living under Christianity or Islam, I'm with the Christians.  I'd sooner take the Cross myself than live one second under Islamic Sharia.  Look around.  Christians are good.  I'm not sure why God hides from me when He is so obvious to so many.  At least Christians of today will let me be.  At least they believe in freedom.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labour Day

The second best thing about Labour Day is celebrating the fact that Labour Unions are obsolete and irrelevant.  Minimum health and safety standards, working conditions and pay are protected by the government.  I'm glad I enjoy these basic privileges and privileges that far exceed the basics.  Its thanks to a free and open marketplace for work itself and my unique talents, qualifications and experience that allow me to enjoy the standard of living that I earn.

Effort, skill and determination fuels my optimism for the future.  I don't simply let the hours tick by to get ahead, I must produce more value for the company than I take for myself.  This is the only way for any organization to succeed.  Together we don't just succeed.  We Thrive!

The best thing about Labour Day is the Labour Day Classic.  Go Stamps Go!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Osama Bin Ladin is a Warmist?

Osama Bin Ladin, the evil mass murder at large, is concerned about Global Warming.  In January the fair and balanced Al Jazeera released a tape from the madman declaring the science is settled.  He says "climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury — the phenomenon is an actual fact."  Al Gore could not have said it better himself.  "All of the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis," says the 9/11 mastermind.  Here's an AP video of it.

Bin Ladin joins the ranks of other accomplished progressives like Noam Chomsky.  He praises his colleague saying "Noam Chomsky was correct when he compared the U.S. policies to those of the Mafia. They are the true terrorists and therefore we should refrain from dealing in the U.S. dollar."

I suppose I was wrong in my last post.  Jason Lee, the Discovery Channel Gunman, was not the first Eco-terrorist.  They actually have a long history in tandem with the tamer Anti-Human environmentalists. 

Certain warmists who read this should now have to eat their puke.  ;-)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Eco-Nut Attacks Discovery Channel

National Post reports that police have identified Jason Lee as the man who has taken hostages in the Discovery Channel Headquarters in Washington.  They say he's got "some sort of explosive device on his person.”

His demands have been posted at .  They are clearly deranged and impossible for Discovery Channel to meet.  More insight into this Eco-path can be found in this comment thread I found over at The Blaze .

What we seem to have here is the first fundamentalist eco-terrorist.  The chickens have certainly come home to roost.  If you doubt the fruits of the green religion I'll give you some quotes of his demands.

"Saving the environment and the remaining species diversity of the planet is now your mindset. Nothing is more important than saving them. The Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels.

The humans? The planet does not need humans. "
I like that one.   It would make PETA proud.

Remember what Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore had to say about today's environmentalism?  He said they are "Anti-Human."  The core their cults belief is that they hate humanity.  This has been said by people who should know and still largely ignored.  Lets see what our eco-terrorist has to say about the Human Race.

"Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution."

"All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs' places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it." 

"Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn't, then get hell off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??" 

"Stop all shows glorifying human birthing on all your channels and on TLC."

I believe he may be an immigrant or at least child of an immigrant and he demands this:

"Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)"

-And somehow Discovery Channel is supposed to accomplish this:

"Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy."
"You're also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing. All these unemployed people makes me think the US is headed toward more war."

And finally:

"Find ways so that people don't build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth!"
It was only a matter of time.  We told you Anti-Human terrorists are going to start coming out.  Did you think you could fill peoples brains with  eco-mush and not have someone take it seriously?

The story is still unfolding so I'll have more for you when there is more.

Update: They shot him and nobody was hurt.  I hope he lives to talk about it.

My thoughts on Long Guns and other Firearms

First let me say that the failed Long Gun Registry has been going on for too damned long.  Scrap it.  Kill it.  Burn it.  Cut it into little pieces and force feed it to Liberal MP's.  This is why Liberals can never be allowed back in Government.  Their boondoggles take forever to clean up.  More money than I'll probably ever see in my life has gone into the cash bonfire known as the Long Gun Registry.  It doesn't do anything except burn money and Liberals just want to add more money to its dying embers.

Let me also say that I don't own a gun.  I don't want a gun, and I hope I never need a gun.  Guns are mounted on ships, planes and anything else that moves.  What is a long gun anyway?  I'm sure they mean rifles and shotguns.  I'm surprised the stupid Liberals that dreamt this up didn't call it a Boom Stick Registry.

I also don't want or need a firearm of any kind.  That is my personal choice.  Its a choice I want people to be free to make.  The Government does not exist to enforce my personal utopia on others.  Freedom for all is my utopia.

Let me tell you a story.

I learned to shoot at a government sponsored volunteer organisation called the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets.  I was out with them almost every day on one team or another including the range team.  While other kids were learning how to roll a joint, I learned the 10 Commandments of Firearm Safety.  We had to memorize them, and they are still with me.

Now fast forward 15 years.  I still can't help but think of the 10 Commandments of Firearms Safety as sacred gospel.

One of my friends, who was always kind of and idiot, suddenly started taking an interest in "guns."  He wanted to go hunting and join a gun club and generally feel cool about having a cool hobby.  The only problem is he is still an idiot.  I know that he could pass whatever tests and fill out the forms to get his rifle.  I remember him telling me that he knew a guy who could just sign the card for him and he would have his license. 

The moment I heard this I realised that I could not be in the same room with this guy and a firearm.  I could not be in the same forest with this guy if he had a rifle.  When you get to know somebody, you get to anticipate their thoughts.  I just knew this guy would end up pointing a rifle at me.  Even if I took him aside and let him know how wrong this was, he would do it behind my back or in my sleep.

Never point a weapon at something you do not wish to kill.  This is not something I can tolerate.  This means that I choose to stay away from this guy and hope he only hurts himself.  Having issues with depression, this is a real possibility.

No registry is going to change this.

I take responsibility for my life.    The government still doesn't regulate who your friends are.   If one of my friends turns from a harmless idiot into a dangerous idiot, its up to me to do something about it.  The Government can't won't and shouldn't try to solve my problems.  Its collective punishment for a small number of idiots.  The government doesn't even enforce its current laws adequately.

The Liberal answer is to throw money at useless red tape.  Its whole strategy is to appear to be doing something while really doing nothing.  Whats really sick is when they hold up tragic cases to further their policy charade.  We have to bury these guys at the polls.  I don't want a single Liberal left in all of parliament.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Long Form Census

I think everyone has had a chance to air their opinions on the Long Form Census.  All the experts have come around with their arguments about how useful a census is.  I agree with them.  Information is very useful.  Data needs to be collected and analysed to inform the best possible decisions.

The argument has not been made by any politician, bureaucrat or stuffy professor as to why I should be forced to provide this data.  They assume, without providing any information of their own, that compulsory data is going to be more true than voluntary data.

This is the heart of the dispute.  The Census is not going away.  Its only going to be friendlier.  I am much more apt to do my civic duty and answer the questions truthfully if I'm not commanded to do so.  Most people including myself will simply give whatever information will keep us out of trouble.  This doesn't make it true information.
This was my experience with the census.  When asked about my religion, I couldn't respond "blow it out your ass."  Instead I wrote "Jedi."  Am I really a Jedi, at least in faith?  I won't incriminate myself.  

How do they know that issuing threats makes better data?  Threats corrupt data in one way and voluntary data may be corrupt in other ways.  Why not choose the more benign method?  Did these professional bean counters get pushed around in elementary?  I don't get it.  Half the art of marketing is collecting voluntary data.  So much of the research and studies we hear about is based on voluntary data.  I do believe there is quite a large body of knowledge surrounding the uses and methods of analyzing voluntary data.  My personal freedom is worth the expense of a larger sample size and different techniques.

How about we put this into perspective.  Look at the Highway Traffic Act.  Its not about useful information, its about public safety.  Its vigorously enforced and applies to anyone operating a vehicle.  Speed limits are clearly posted on nearly all roads but everyone still speeds.  Even Judges speed.  Even the finger waging Chiefs of Police break the speed limit.  The threat of fines or imprisonment added to the real threat of death  due to speeding doesn't make anyone stop speeding.  Think about that.  How useful could fines or prison possibly be to getting better data?  Not very useful at all.

I read one justification for this bureaucratic bullying to be that poor people don't answer truthfully to voluntary census forms.  If those poor people don't want their privacy violated, then we should take what little money they have or even throw them in jail.  That's the progressive mind at work.  Liberals in the thrall of progressives seem to have been so successful at promoting freedom previously that they now have nothing better to do than return us to tyranny one little law at a time.

I am a proud and free Citizen of this country.  It is my civic duty to voluntarily provide accurate data to Statistics Canada.  Until the Long Form Census becomes voluntary I hereby vow to skew and corrupt all census data that is compelled with threats of fines or prison.  I hope you take this vow with me and I understand if you don't do so publicly.  Your rights are yours alone.  Others may have the power to take them away but they are yours to claim always and forever.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Skeptic Victory: Cameron Wimps Out of his own CAGW Debate

Name any competition you like.  If you don't show up, YOU LOSE.  James Cameron lost his first debate on Global Warming.  It was spectacular display of cowardice and vitriol.

The debate was put forward by Cameron himself with all the bravado of a western gunslinger.  He said he wanted to "call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads."

We were there at high noon.  You think trash talk like that is going scare a skeptic?  We've heard worse from better people and still win.   

Ann McElhinney, Marc Morano, and Andrew Breitbart took up the challenge.  They were contacted by Cameron's people and invited to debate at AREDAY.  AREDAY was an environmental conference that would give Cameron the home field advantage and the crowd.  Then things start to get fishy.  Cameron starts changing the rules until the debate becomes a no public, no cameras round table where even audio recordings became a bone of contention.  So much for high noon. 

I believe Cameron was trying to force his opponents to quit and storm off in a huff.  It didn't work.  Skeptics performed admirably and graciously, conceding to all of Camerons unreasonable changes until he was finally forced to run away like a big wuss.  That same day, sore loser Cameron petulantly called skeptics "swine."    

This is the character of you're average warmist.  They talk a big game, playing it up like they're Mohamed Ali going into the big fight.  What do we get instead?  He runs and hides like the biggest wussy on the planet calling us swine over a cowardly shoulder.  

How often do we hear that money is not the measure of a man?  James Cameron measures up like a loser, a coward and a wuss.  (this is me being nice)

What benefit could running away from your own event have for Cameron?  Someone advised him not to do this presumably for some tactical advantage.  He obviously wants to scrap but then doesn't.  He forfeited  giving us victory but if he wants to run lets indulge him some more and give chase.  There's some weakness here that we must perceive and exploit.

What could force Cameron to run?  He thought it was a good idea and then changed his mind.  Could he become the next Al Gore?  Would people have seen him spitting and frothing and known the true face of James Cameron?  David Suzuki has his hate face on youtube and there is no amount of PR the Suzuki Foundation can apply to counter it.   The King of the World doesn't want his crown tarnished.

It's his crown and kingdom that he truly values.  Like all hypocritical leftards he puts his wealth and stature above his trendy causes.  This is why he ran away, leaving his cause to look pathetically cultish, intolerant, and threatened.  

Go for the crown and we draw him into battle.  This is war after all.  Cameron has declared war on the human race.  A self-declared enemy deserves no quarter and no comfort.  Its an irony that anarchists, socialists, and haters of the free market and law have created tools that directly diminish Camerons wealth.  The people inclined to willingly consume Camerons product are also the people most likely to steal it.  

We must simply not consume any Cameron product.  If you must consume it for academic reasons, borrow it from a friend or from the public library.  As Cameron, King of the Avatards, ages the bitterness and vitriol are sure to increase.  Enjoy these outbursts.  It means we are winning.