Friday, February 27, 2009

The Right Guy for the Job -Yessiree

So they like bingo in Nanaimo, there's a lot of old people,
I mean, senior citizens, there. So, what?

Why the hell would I put a rail on the deck? That would spoil the view.

The genius that is Mike Harcourt will be safely ensconced in an ivory tower (with railings one hopes), dispensing wisdom on all matters green, livable and sustainable. This can only be a good thing as the brilliant, insightful ideas he will no doubt be contributing to UBC's new "Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability" and Mayor Happyplanet's "Greenest City Action Team" (those people in Vancouver sure elect some winners, don't they? I have a feeling Action Man is going to be a lotta laffs. But I digress ...) will be incorporated into reports and learned papers that will be, as such are, studiously ignored by those who actually make the decisions in the real world where things cost money and people don't all want to live in 500 square foot apartments.
At worst, he may spawn a new irritating buzzword.

And really, Mike well away from the levers of power is by far the safest thing for all concerned, isn't it?
Finally, some good news.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another Uncomfortable Question for CKNW

How can the business partner and spouse of a top drawer Liberal Party apparatchik possibly provide her listener with objective, disinterested coverage of that party?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In Memory of Charles Lillard

February 26, 1944 - March 27, 1997

Another BC national treasure, Terry Glavin (my favorite leftie) suggests honoring Lillard with the words of an old Chinook song:

Elip naika nanitch
Sitka, maika illahie.
Cultus spose naika memaloost
yukwa elip.

I have seen
Sitka, your country.
Nevermind if I die
here now.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Artist Bosch Fawstin Riffs on Spartacus

Melanie Phillips on Geert Wilders and the Fall of the UK

"... So let’s get this straight. The British government allows people to march through British streets screaming support for Hamas, it allows Hizb ut Tahrir to recruit on campus for the jihad against Britain and the west, it takes no action against a Muslim peer who threatens mass intimidation of Parliament, but it bans from the country a member of parliament of a European democracy who wishes to address the British Parliament on the threat to life and liberty in the west from religious fascism. ..."

D'Oh Dhimmi Canerduh

However, while Section 7 of the Human Rights Code states that a person must not publish any statement that is likely to expose a person or group to hatred or contempt because of their religion, Commissar Barbara Humphreys managed to invent a loophole, ruling Simpson didn't explain how the Koran had a negative impact on him, a novel interpretation of Section 7, to put it mildly.

Now, don't get me wrong, I consider the whole Human Rights Commission racket an assault on freedom, free speech sacrificed to the bullshit, counterfeit "right to not be offended" claimed so frequently nowadays, so frequently, as in the Mark Steyn - Mclean's case, in the cause of stealth jihad.

However, fair is fair, and Commissar Simpson's twisting of the rules is just the latest example of the bias these kangaroo courts operate under. They'll go after some obscure Christian pastor and ban him from ever again publicizing in any way his (loony I think) views on homosexuals, while somehow managing to wink at:

O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him). (Q 9:123)

Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter. (Q 33:61)

Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. (Q 9:5)

and on and on ....

Apparently, sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander in the crazy world of human rights commissioners.
Proof yet again that its time to scrap the whole thing.

Afghan Democracy Update

Getting tough for the Taliban to grasp that they're losing the war?

I mean, they are losing, aren't they? So we're told; but then there's all this sort of thing:

"Jail upheld in Afghan Koran case
An Afghanistan appeal court has upheld 20-year jail terms for two men who published a translation of the Koran.
The men were convicted of modifying the Muslim holy book into Persian while not including the original Arabic text. ...
Together with the prosecution they had called for the death penalty, but the three-judge panel upheld a lower court's decision to sentence them each to 20 years' imprisonment. ..."

All this medieval insanity going on under the aegis of a government NATO countries are sacrificing young lives to prop up, all in the cause of saving the Afghans from themselves.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Churchill on the Religion of Peace

That strange sound you've been wondering about lately is this man spinning in his grave

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

— Winston Churchill, from The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).

Friday, February 20, 2009

Marillion - Sugar Mice

Underappreciated group was a rare bright spot in the 80s.

Its All About Priorities

Just follow the money -to the Fat Man.

Burnaby residents frightened for their family's safety in the midst of the current gang war may have been somewhat depressed this week when CKNW's Marcello Bernardo reminded us that Burnaby RCMP are the lowest paid cops in the Lower Mainland.

A look at the books further reveals that in the five years ending Dec 31 '07 Burnaby's capital expenditure for the chronically understaffed Burnaby RCMP was dwarfed by such priorities as recycling, "cultural services", the bicycle program, the "urban trails" so popular with those looking to escape police ...

On the other hand, Mayor Three Chins and his pals on council are among the very best paid in the Lower Mainland; and those annual automatic raises don't hurt (them) either. What's more, these self-proclaimed socialists get a good chunk of that tax free, Comrade.
It sure is heartening to the rest of us to know our tax money is being wisely allocated, isn't it, Burnaby?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Moderate Islam™ Search Update

Nihad Awad and Muzzammil Hassan- a real pair of beauties

The search for that ever-elusive "Moderate Islam" just keeps getting more and more challenging all the time (by the way, we had the nicest bit of snipe tonight, but I digress ...)

Recently, I was shocked and deeply disappointed to learn that the FBI has found the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has ties to the jihadis of Hamas. I had such high hopes, but alas, America's "largest Muslim advocacy group" led by Nihad Awad, turns out to be just another cog in what former FBI agent John Guandolo (who lost his job to stealth jihad) told law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel Tuesday is "a network of Islamic organizations (who) are working to incrementally implement Islamic law in the United States. "
The United States, for example.

Now we get word that Muzzammil Hassan, founder of a tv network devoted to "counteracting negative stereotypes of Muslims in America" apparently hadn't been briefed on how negatively we filthy kuffar react to beheading one's estranged wife. No word yet on how the network plans to deal with the inevitable "negative stereotyping" to come.

Sira 367 ... "O Apostle of God, we shall have to tell lies." He (the Prophet) answered, "Say what you like, for you are free in the matter."

Yes indeed, nothing like a drop of Taqiyya to wash down some snipe.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Omar's Big Day

Young Omar Khadr making himself handy in happier days. Some people wouldn't want you to think those hands could be of a Canadian soldier.

I wonder how frequently viewers of, say, CBC News, get to see these sort of snaps from Omar and his Sharia-luvin family. Do they make their way onto the bulletin board of the (Saudi funded?) Little Mosque on the Prairie?

How often are that family mentioned nowadays when 'poor little mistreated child' Omar's champions in the msm and chattering classes and all those dhimmi politicians are howling for poor, poor Omar's release?

How long can a society collaborate with its own enemies and survive?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Mr Rushdie

Congratulations on still being alive.

It was twenty years ago today- February 14th 1989- the Ayatollah Cockamamie issued the fatwa calling on all good adherents of the Religion of Peace to kill this guy over his book, The Satanic Verses. Fortunately, he's still alive and kicking.
I own a copy of the book and have read it four times over the years. Unlike some, who call it "largely unreadable" and such (I suspect an element of ass-covering), I think its a tremendous book, one of Rushdie's best (I've read most of his stuff). I love his playful use of language and I find his story-telling engrossing.

"Now that I am dead I have forgotten how to forgive. I curse you, my Gibreel, may your life be hell. Hell, because that's where you came from, devil, where you're going, sucker, enjoy the bloody dip. Rekha's curse; and after that, verses in a language he did not understand, all harshness and sibilance, in which he thought he made out, but maybe not, the repeated name Al-Lat."

Maybe it helps to have a handle on the Koran and Hadiths. The title, of course, is apparently as much a part of the "insults to Islam" as anything, referring as it does to the not really halal to mention original (Satan's, allegedly) version of Sura 53:

Have you thought of Al-Lat, al-'Uzza and Manat the third, the other?
These are the exalted Gharaniq, whose intercession is hoped for.
Sura Al-Najm (Q.53)

Live long and prosper, Mr Rushdie.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Pat Condell on Saudi Britain

My favorite atheist and former card carrying Labour voter.

Why does it matter to you? Because canerduh is on the same course as the UK followed to get into this mess.

Here is a link to the petition Pat mentions:

Gutless British Govt Detains and Bars Wilders

Geert Wilders is under 24 hour protection due to Muslim death threats because his film Fitna argues that Islam is violent. Q.E.D

Well, not unexpectedly, the NuLabour government of Saudi Britain has decided that free speech is not as vital as avoiding Muslim violence.
Dutch MP Geert Wilders (invariably described as "right wing" in the dhimmi media, my friends in the Netherlands inform me he's really sort of centrist.) was detained at Heathrow and will not be allowed entry into the UK.
Read all about it, I'm too disgusted with the land of my ancestors to write another word.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shots Fired in North Burnaby

and really, who knew?

"Just after 9 pm on January 8, 2009 the Burnaby RCMP received a number of reports of people hearing shots fired in the 8700 block of Centaurus Circle. Numerous officers were dispatched and attended to the area. A number of spent shell casing were located. Neighbourhood inquiries were done, however, no one actually saw the shots being fired. At this time the Burnaby RCMP have received no reports of any property damage, or injuries to a person. The Police Dog attended to the scene as did the Forensic Identification Section.The Burnaby RCMP have no information to indicate why this occurred in this area. ..."

Well, its not far from my area (I walked over to take the pic) and friends who live in that neighborhood tell me its become, like much of the district, a place where drug dealers operate openly in the streets. So that takes care of the "why" mystery.

Now, nothing of this appeared in any media I can find and that's not really surprising. Lacking a bullet-riddled corpse or two, or at least a shot-up vehicle, the Vancouver media take little interest in such events out in what is to them the boonies And of course, the local papers in the burbs tend to be puff pieces wrapped in ads, pretty much useless for real news reporting.

All of which makes me think that, as bad as the guns and gangs problem seems, its probably even worse because its actually under-reported. How many of these incidents occur out here in the burbs and don't become general knowledge?

Earth to Wally ... Earth to Wally

What, me worry?"

No sooner had Gordie Campbell's Attorney-General Wally Awful set a personal best in Politician Most Out of Touch with Reality then he goes and blows it away entirely.
It seems that Ol' Wall has finally figured out what's at the root of the gang warfare spraying bullets around the Lower Mainland again lately: the public.
Yeah, that's right, Wally figures thee and I know all sorts of gangsters who are up to all sorts of nasty gangster stuff, but we're not turning all these nasty gangsters in.
Well, Wally's really getting all tuff on crime now, yessiree and he has a message: Start turning those gangsters in, folks.
Someone (how about his boss? While he's firing Wally) needs to inform Wally that a) most law-abiding subjects do not know any gangsters, Wally and
b) if they do, they're not going to go to court and testify only to have some judge let the gangsters out to kill them, Wally.
Wally's fun in his goofball way, but he really does have to go.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crawl, Britannia

Watch for Mrs Windsor and Phil the Greek to join in the surrender.

Lest anyone doubt the extent to which the gutless British Government has already fallen to stealth jihad, here you go:
Faced with the prospect of more attacks by Muslim jihadis, the UK government is taking to the Pakistani airwaves to plead for mercy.

"Don't attack us please, UK ads to say on Pak TV
Posted: Feb 10, 2009 at 1542 hrs GMT
The British government will air ads on Pakistani television urging terrorists to not attack Britain ..."

This is just the latest act of abject dhimmitude sprung from the twisted mind of British Home Secretary Jacqui "Brown Nose" Smith.

"...To further curry favor, the ads will also insist “that British society is not anti-Islam, [and] to demonstrate the extent to which Muslims are integrated into British society. ..."

Sure, tell them how in places like Bradford nowadays any woman, Muslim or not, appearing in public without a hijab is assaulted or worse. That'll get your message across. Also, better make sure the spokesmen are on their knees, just to make sure. I say spokemen as they'd best not let women do the ads, we all know where Islam stands on women. Well, apparently Jacqui doesn't.

"The central theme of the campaign, The Guardian said, "is to assert that there is no contradiction in being a Muslim and being British. ..."

Sure there isn't, as Sharia, and Muslim violence in general, codified and otherwise, are rapidly becoming the law of the land in the UK.

Now, witness how cravenly the British government has grovelled in the face of Muslim threats and barred Geert Wilders from accepting an invitation from Lord Malcolm Pearson to discuss his film Fitna with members of the house of lords in a private meeting.

When Labour's favorite Pakistani fifth columnist, the odious "Lord" Nazir Ahmed threatened to "mobilize 10,000 Muslims" to keep Wilders away (by means of their usual methods, no doubt) rather than remind "His Lordship" of that little matter of the rule of law (or just telling him to go to hell), the British Embassy in The Hague instead sent word to Mr. Wilders that he is persona non grata in the UK.

To his credit, Mr Pearson, oh, right, Lord Pearson (what a load of crap, oh well, its their crap) has shown some rare guts and reissued his invitation to Mr. Wilders, who intends to take him up on it.
"“Let them arrest me in Heathrow,” he says."

Well, the date is set for the 12th, so we'll see if the Brits actually do arrest Mr Wilders on arrival, or if Ahmed and his thugs take to the streets and give the Brits a honking great taste of what disobedience gets them.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bloodied Hamas Looking for a Hudna

It seems the psychopathic thugs of Hamas need a bit of a breather.

"If Muslims are weak, a truce may be made for ten years if necessary, for the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) made a truce with the Quraysh for that long, as is related by Abu Dawud" ('Umdat as-Salik, o9.16).

"So do not be fainthearted and call for peace, when you have gained the upper hand." (Q 47:35).

"Interests that justify making a truce are such things as Muslim weakness because of lack of numbers or materiel, or the hope of an enemy becoming Muslim..." ('Umdat as-Salik, o9.16).

Hamas says Israel and Hamas Narrowing Gaps on Gaza Truce

Reuters UK
Mon Feb 9, 2009 9:55pm GMT

Mubarak hints at Hamas-Israel truce
Al Jazeera.Net
Monday, February 09, 2009 16:40 GMT

Outgoing Israeli government bargains away military success in Gaza

DEBKAfile Special Analysis

February 8, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hahahahahahaha.... !!!!!!

"If Hillary wants to zing [Bill Clinton], she has plenty of right to. She's been cheated on more frequently than a blind woman playing Scrabble with gypsies." Dennis Miller on the Factor.
Thank you, Pelalusa.

Well, This is Good for Tourism, huh, Gordie?

"Gang shootings plague Vancouver police, officials" -AP

As it seems so very important that the Americans know all about us, its no doubt good to see the AP and Seattle PI are paying close attention to the gang warfare blazing on the streets of Metro Vancouver these days.

"Another spasm of gang violence in the metropolitan area has residents worrying once again whether the city is becoming a free-fire zone.
On Friday afternoon, two gunmen pumped multiple rounds from what Royal Canadian Mounted Police say were prohibited firearms into a pickup truck outside a supermarket at a suburban mall in Langley as shoppers were getting their weekend groceries."

Yup, just what the doctor ordered for tourism, which has, after all, been booming in recent years.
Yeah, right.

"Police also have warned that rivals are gunning for the three Bacon brothers, who are out on bail while facing firearms and drug charges. Jamie Bacon escaped an attempted hit while driving in Abbotsford last month."

But none of this would justify keeping them locked up of course, just ask the judges who sprung them. Just ask Gordie Campbell's Attorney General - Wally Awful.
Who the hell are these judges who let these three specimens out to live amongst us?
Why don't we see their faces, why don't we know their names?
Why don't we get a vote on whether they keep their jobs?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

For Gordie Campbell - Some Free Advice

And free advice is always worth the price.

Now, its become clear recently that, despite Himself's clear belief, the Gordie Campbell Crew may just have their work cut out for them to beat Carole the Nice and Co. in the next election.
And so, since nothing says "uppity peasant" like presuming to advise King Gordie, allow me:
Step one must be replacing his current miserable excuse for an Attorney General with someone who is, unlike Wally Awful, not so far out to lunch he's picnicking on Pluto.

Anyone who heard Wally's sputtering attempt at defending his pals on the bench Friday on CKNW's The World Today with Jon McComb must by now understand what some of us have maintained since his appointment:

As a judge, Wally was part of the problem for so long there's not a chance in hell he could be part of the solution.

Clearly, Wally is of the school that holds the answer to crime is warm and fuzzy hugs and umpteenth chances, you know, all that good stuff that got us into the mess we're in now. Reminds one of Einstein's Scientific Definition of Insanity: to keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result.

Now, that's not to say I find Wally a complete waste of air, he's really quite amusing in his woolly-headed way. To hear Wally charge his critics with being "irresponsible" is, after all, the height of unintended comedy. Boffo laffs, in his way, is Ol' Wall.

Hey, Wally, twiddling your thumbs while gangsters spray bullets in shopping mall parking lots is irresponsible. Presiding over a system in which judges grant anyone and everyone bail while handing down ridiculously light sentences and doing bugger all about it is irresponsible. A system that allows the Bacon brothers and their ilk to roam free is irresponsible. Sitting on a report on sentencing we all know is going to reflect badly (to put it mildly) on your buddies in the judiciary is irresponsible.

You may have noticed that Wally's standard line of bovine excrement inevitably kicks off with a nice, pompous "the public needs to understand..." - why Wally and his high-minded friends are so much more enlightened than us rabble about crime and punishment, how its all Ottawa's fault, how, really, in the end, really nothing can or should be done. And as long as Wally's in charge, nothing will be done.

Well, what Wally needs to understand is that even with that ol' ethnic block vote thang, he can get his sorry ass blasted out the door if the voters decide they've had enuff. We can only hope.

In the meantime, he should be gone from cabinet.

How Did President Barry Get My Phone Number?

Language warning

Friday, February 6, 2009

Uncomfortable Question For CKNW

How can Bill Bland possibly provide his listener with objective, critical (as in "critical thinking", Bill, go look it up) coverage of the 2010 Olympics when he's pimping it on tv every five minutes?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Buddy Holly live - "Peggy Sue" - 1958

Here's a wonderful piece by Philip Norman on why Buddy will Not Fade Away, ever.

Twenty-three Year Old Hits Bong at Frat Party

Oh, the shock, the outrage.
Oh, the BS. Spare me.

Stealth Jihad - Canerdian Division

My brothers and sisters, we must exploit the so-called democracy and freedom of speech here in the West to reach our goals. Tell the infidels in public, we respect your laws and your constitutions, which we Muslims believe that these are as worthless as the paper they are written on. The only law we must respect and apply is the Shari’a.
Tarek Ramadan - May 21, 2008

Something calling itself "The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations" (a garden variety stealth jihad front) are demanding that PM Harpo spring Omar Kadhr, saying his inaction is yet another "insult" indicating his government "considers Canadian Muslims to be second-class citizens".

"Second-class citizens"? What, they don't like being termed dhimmis, grovelling in the marketplace to pay the special tax called jizya, not being allowed to build or repair mosques ...?

Oh, wait, that's how Muslims treat Jews and Christians in places they've seized control of. Everyone else just gets killed.

Nice try, guys, but fewer and fewer are buying it anymore. Go peddle your fake grievances elsewhere, like say, Iran.

When Is A Man Not A Man?

In canerduh, at fifteen years of age, Omar Khadr was old enuff to have sex with Swipe Robinson, his parents no longer had any legal authority over his comings, goings and doings and he would be eagerly looking forward to his driver's license.
Yet when it comes to fighting alongside the Taliban and allegedly killing a US serviceman with a hand grenade, suddenly he's a helpless child.
Nice try folks, but it won't wash.

I Told You So

We all love an opportunity to say told ya so, some of us are just honest enuff to own up to it.
And so we turn now to all those north of the 49th who were swept up in the rapture of Obamessiahmania, sure that he would usher in a new golden age for all the world. Peace and prosperity for all, the Taliban holding hands with earnest young members of the new Barry Youth, everyone singing Kumbaya.

Well, he's already killed Afghan civilians with air strikes and we didn't hear anything about how Chris Matthews' (he of not a shred of credibility fame) various body parts reacted. (What's that, Chris? Tight against the seam? Oh, well, thanks for clearing that up, Buddy.)

Meanwhile, Barry's naive (to put it mildly) musings on the Middle East and the threat the world faces from Islam (about which he's clueless) have accomplished nothing more than generating amusement in some quarters, bemusement in others.

Ah, but now there's Buy American.

During the campaign, I would point out that from the point of view of those living in economies outside the US, a Repugnican, not a Demoprat, was to be preferred, as the latter, especially in tough times, pursue protectionist trade policies which harm economies such as BC's.
This was greeted with your correspondent being labeled right wing, a bigot, or someone who just didn't understand how wonderful Barry Obamessiah was.

Rallies in Vancouver full of weeping, cheering people (some of whom he'll be putting out of work) greeted the election of "he whom hath been dubbed "The One" (by Oprah no less. Wow!).
On election night I couldn't even escape by tuning in Sportstalk with Dan Russell (a longtime loyal listener) as Dan had to spend what seemed like half an hour enthusing 'bout Bama.

Blogger David Berner, whom I think the world of, nonetheless succumbed to Barrymania to such an extent, got himself so worked up at contrary views of his hero, that on election day, he simply refused to post comments that did anything but pour fawning adoration on our Saviour. Barry's not been in office a month now and if poor David isn't yet backpedalling as hard as he will be (heh, heh) he certainly comes across as someone who's hit the brakes hard and may just wind up with a skinned knee.
But then, he's got plenty of company.
Told ya so.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

BCTF Fight Song

To the tune of 'Jimmy Crack Corn'

Johnny can't read and we don't care
Johnny can't read and we don't care
Johnny can't read and we don't care
We just want lots more pay.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Pat Condell on the Religion of Fear

Just a heads-up if you don't like a little rough language. Pat does.

Dhimmi Canerduh

Israel's finally responding to Hamas firiing rockets into its territory from Gaza drew predictable responses from the usual anti-Semites. While the likes of Russia (who destroyed Grozny and killed thousands over rocket attacks) called on Israel to do as they say, not as they do, more nauseating still were the gatherings from coast to coast in canerduh during which supporters of Hamas and Hezbollah and their Jew-hating useful idiots chanted slogans calling for death to Jews and glorifying their pals in the two outlawed terrorist organizations.

In response, police and governments behaved like the most abject dhimmis grovelling in the suq at jizya time.

Only Jason Kenney, Harpo's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism displayed anything remotely like cojones:

"Ottawa, January 15, 2009
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today issued the following statement regarding displays of hatred and violence at recent protests across Canada:

“Like many Canadians, I am deeply concerned about allegations of the incitement to hatred and violence at recent protests across Canada.”

“It is shocking to think that flags of banned terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah are being flown in the streets of Canadian cities. The ideals these terrorist organizations preach are abhorrent to the fundamental values of the Canadian people and of all civilized peoples: freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”

“The open incitement of hatred has absolutely no place in Canadian society. We offer our condolences to all innocent victims of armed conflict and to those affected by repeated acts of terror. We remain vigilant in upholding fundamental Canadian values.”

The Government of Canada lists Hezbollah and Hamas as banned terrorist organizations under the provisions of Canada’s Criminal Code."

Close but no cigar though, Jason. "Allegations of the incitement to hatred and violence ..."? Its all on video, its all on the net, one needn't even get off the ministerial backside and switch on the tv to confirm said "allegations."

Besides, carefully worded statements and "condolences" are not what this situation calls for, what's needed is charges and deportations, for a start. Lots of deportations. Then a complete revamping of canerduh's ridiculous immigration policies.

The Religion of Peace - Lower Mainland Division

Shocked I was, absolutely shocked that Sunnis and Shiites couldn't get along in a ball hockey tournament at BCIT. After all, they're a shining example of peaceful co-existence all over the world, so why not here?
And while I'm at it, why do the media (so gingerly) covering this story keep referring to the fisticuffs as being allegedly "racially" motivated?
There are no races of Homo Sapiens Sapiens in reality of course, but however sloppy one might be in throwing that term and concept around, Sunnis and Shiites don't qualify. They are sects of Islam, which is a religion (of sorts) and engage in sectarian violence between themselves while they engage in jihad in its various forms against the rest of us.
Typical sloppy, intellectually lazy work from the MSM, but of course, when you pay peanuts you get monkeys.

He's Ba-a-a-a-ck!

Nothing like a trip back and forth through the best Soviet-style health care system money can't possibly buy and a period of forced inactivity to leave your correspondent feeling all mellow and full of goodwill to all.
Still, its not like much was going on in the world.
Thanks to everyone who inquired after my well-being, your kind concern is appreciated, Laila, Jake, Eric; the rest of you, well, suck it up, 'cause I'm back.