Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oh Carole

You've gone and thrown my vote away*

So, first I absolutely shocked family and friends by announcing that I found myself in the unprecedented situation of intending to vote NDP. I'd voted Green last time knowing Gordie Campbell would win, but hoping a reduced majority and popular vote might inspire him to straighten out and fly right.

Well, that didn't happen of course, instead we've had the carbon tax, more of his endless smooching of Ottawa's backside, an all-out sleaze fest at taxpayers' expense, and on and on ...
It seemed I had no choice but to move my vote to the NDP.

Now I learn that amongst the various left wing loonies on board with Carole the Nice is a particularly virulent Jew-hater, one Mable Elmore by name. Ms Elmore apparently can't simply shut up and drive the bus, she has to battle "Zionists" in her workplace as well.
Uh huh.

Well, so much for voting NDP. Now what do I do? Until BC has our own version of the PQ, thanks to Willie Woodenshoes, there's really not a party that's anything like a natural fit for me, I always have to hold my nose; but Carole James has seen to it I won't be voting NDP this May.

*apologies to Chuck Berry

Calexico - Cruel

Wonderful Cali-Mex indie band.

Monday, March 23, 2009

TOTUS Now Has Own Blog

If you haven't found it yet, President Obamessiah's trusty teleprompter now has its very own blog and its pretty funny stuff.


Rick Mercer's Apology To America

I am truly regretful and I apologize without reservation for the torrent of ridicule and mockery I have poured on you over the years, America. I realize now, too late I admit, that my antics have been those of a puerile ingrate.

Your country's blood and treasure have ensured my country's security and allowed us to spend our money on, well, the CBC for one thing, which has allowed me to avoid fulfilling the yearbook prediction:
"Most likely to be working at Walmart 20 years from now".

My gratuitous stereotyping displayed a deep ignorance of the US and its citizens and only helped fuel the mindless anti-Americanism that is one of the least appealing aspects of my country's rather pathetic
Huh? What's that? I dreamed that? It didn't happen?
Well, then why did this guy apologize?


After all, turnabout is fair play.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

BCTF Needs To Be More Clear?

It just seems so many of their members don't comprehend that 'screw the students' is a philosophical statement, not a directive.

News Flash! US Pres Stressful, Demanding Job

Who knew? I mean really, who knew?

Three whole months into his presidency Barack Obama is greying rapidly, showing weariness and flashes of irritation and has been, according to "allies" of his, surprised at "the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk."
As one source close to his inner circle puts it "Obama is overwhelmed."

This is truly amazing, as during the election campaign, anyone who questioned whether Obamessiah had the sort of executive experience needed for what might just be the most stressful and demanding job on Earth were derided and reminded that he had been "a community organizer just like Jesus" in the immortal words of distinguished New Testament scholar Susan Sarandon.

"A Democratic strategist, who is friends with several senior White House aides, revealed that the president has regularly appeared worn out and drawn during evening work sessions with senior staff in the West Wing and has been forced to make decisions more quickly than he is comfortable.
He said that on several occasions the president has had to hurry back from eating dinner with his family in the residence and then tucking his daughters in to bed, to conduct urgent government business. Matters are not helped by the pledge to give up smoking."

It might be better to put that whole quitting ciggies thing on hold for a while. At this rate, President Barry might just wind up dealing with the stress of it all by going back to smoking dope and snorting coke; after all, it got him through school.

Still, that might make for interesting press conferences, especially when he has to do without his beloved teleprompter.

"Mr President, Mr President, what about reports that Iran will soon have the bomb?"
"Well, that's no big deal, they invented the hookah, didn't they?"
"Not the bong, Mr President, the Bomb, nuclear weapons."
"Oh .. oh .. yeah .. that ... right ... well ... uh ... (*sniffle*) ... Maybe its like in Lord of the Rings, you know, when Gandalf and Pippin are in Gondor just before the big battle and Pippin's like "I'm so shit scared, Gandalf", and Gandalf is like all, you know... (*sniffle*) ... Hey, have you guys ever wondered if maybe this whole universe could be just you know, like, a molecule in some other bigger universe which is like a molecule in like another ... uh (*sniffle*) .... what was the question?"

Oh yes, could be interesting times ahead indeed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

In keeping with this blog's tradition, here's the Pogues and the Dubliners joining forces for auld favorite The Irish Rover.
Erin Go Bragh!

Who's In Charge Here?

"L' √Čtat c'est Moi."


Well, many of us now have a new phone pest calling without leaving a message, often many times a day. The number is 1-800-395-8813

The caller is:
Gemma Communications
375-700 Lawrence Ave. West,
Toronto, Ontario
M6A 3B4


calling for Rogers.

A loophole in the Do Not Call list allows you to be pestered by telemarketers on behalf of firms you've done business with in the past 18 months.

Rather ironically, Gemma's website states "Relationships with your customers are largely defined by the quality of a customer's experience during each contact."

It might be a good idea to let Rogers also know what you think of this sort of "contact".

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thousands of Muslims March for Liberty, Condemn "All Forms of Jihad"

Had you going for a moment there, didn't I? No?

Come to it, since the Islamic threat consists of nothing more than a few fringe loonies who misunderstand a Religion of Peace, why don't we hear from the great silent majority that is "moderate Islam"?
Why aren't they marching in the streets pouring condemnation on those who misunderstand and disgrace the RoP?

Oh, and in case you're the one who hasn't heard by now, the kooks in the pic are that bunch in Luton who abused British troops returning from Iraq last week. These are the sort of Muslims that hit (and throw) the bricks at the drop of the proverbial hijab anywhere, any time.

The truly charming bit is that these were homegrown problems, every one of them, "British" under law as in born and grew up in Britain; the problem is they don't identify as British, their identity comes from Islam, they loudly call for Sharia law to replace British law in the same way as the British national self-identity has been all but eradicated in the name of multiculturalism.

And of course, the UK is by no means alone in growing their own Islamofascists.
Who could forget the plot to behead Harpo? I'll bet he remembers.

And in a no doubt unrelated story...

BC Muslim Association to Host Koran Memorization Contest

"Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Q 5:51)

"Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." (Q 48:29)

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)


You Know, I've Always Been a Dreamer

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Most Open, Accountable Government?

That was the promise. Of course, Gordie Campbell also promised not to sell BC Rail, so that's what his promises are worth. Here's his open, accountable henchman Wally Awful earning his nickname - "Stonewally".

Thanks to publiceyetelevision and kudos for their continuing good work. And by the way, I wonder if any of Gordie's crew have aides who are middle aged, not so great looking guys. Just wonderin'.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Poetic Justice At Work

"... 'tis the sport to have the enginer Hoist with his own petard ..."

Khadija Abdul Qahaar, formerly Bev Giesbrecht, a self-described "level-headed, capable woman" reacted to 9/11 by channeling her hatred of George Bush into a novel direction: she converted to Islam, changed her name and set about, as her website, "Jihad Unspun" puts it: "informing the public about some of the things (she) had come to know and to give voice to the other side of war on “terrorism”."

Well, she's in a great position to hear her Taliban heros' "voice" nowadays, having so far spent about a year as their prisoner, guest, having been grabbed, invited round while doing a documentary for, of course, Al-Jazeera.

Oddly enuff, Khadija seems to have fallen victim to the common, Bush-induced delusion that her hosts are to be feared. Certainly, she looked and sounded pretty shaky in her recent video appearance, almost as if she was afraid of the two victims of American foreign policy standing by her with automatic weapons.

She even claimed to have been "kidnapped" by the Taliban, ridiculous of course, as that's the sort of thing terrorists do; and Bev, I mean, Khadija knows better.
Just read her website.

Foreign Affairs says they're "pursuing all appropriate channels" to assist in her "release". Meanwhile, The Canadian Association of Journalists is urging Harpo to secure her "release".

That's just silly of course, its just buying into the "war on terror" any canerdian 'journalist' worth their salt sees through all the time.
I'm hoping you'll join your correspondent in urging Ottawa to let the Taliban take care of their own.
You can drop the minister a line at Lawrence.cannon@international.gc.ca

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Peter Gabriel - Humdrum

Live on Rockpalast *- 1978

*One wonders if "Hun" drum was just a typo.

Afghan Democracy Update

Afghanistan's Supreme Court has upheld the 20 year sentence handed to Seyyed Parwiz Kambakhsh for suggesting that men and women are equal. In Afcrapistan apparently, this is something called "blasphemy".

So, this is the sort of Sharia Lite which NATO troops are dying to prop up. Seems rather like the Taliban with a bit better pr advice.

Kambakhsh's brother has made the rounds of European countries trying to drum up support abroad. Among those waving their hands and doing nothing, Italy's under-secretary for foreign affairs, Alfredo Mantica, offered up this gem, "It's a fact that Afghanistan's courts are strongly influenced by the religious authorities."

No kidding.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mayor Green Acres

Van-couver is the place to be.
Fa-arm livin' in the Big City.
Rats, coons in every chicken coop.
City people shovelin' chicken poop.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Been getting those auto calls with the message you've won a cruise? Pestered by mystery calls from "1-803-265-9898"? The source of this irritation is in Beech Island, South Carolina, and their current phone carrier is:

NuVox Communications Corp
2N. Main St.
Greenville SC. 29601
Phone: 864-672-5000
Fax: 864-672-5305



Remember to allow for the time zone difference if you plan on calling at dinnertime.

Unelected, Unaccountable, Unknown

Crown prosecutor Teresa Mitchell-Banks - for not at least trying to get gangster Johnny Porker and his idiot pal locked up.
Judge Pedro de Couto - for not manning up despite the lack of effort from the "prosecution" (yeah, right) and getting these two behind bars, no bail, halo, non, nyet, fahgeddaboudit anyway. Do the right thing. Surprise the hell out of me for a change.

BC Supreme Court "Justice" (sure) Deborah Satanove - for handing Jaren Feser a conditional sentence of two years less a day to be followed by 18 months probation for driving drunk and damn near killing six people.
"Prosecutor" Tara Laker for her "joint submission" with the defence that a conditional sentence would be “appropriate”. Way to play hardball there, Tara.

Hyas mahsie to you all, big, big thanks on behalf of a grateful public who know our safety is paramount with you.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Big Surprise! Bacon Brother Bailed!

The Bacon brothers are only a public menace, no reason for canerduh's loony legal system to lock them up.

Shocked I wasn't that the judge would let these two specimens, Jonathon Bacon and Dennis Karbovanec, walk out on bail.
The surprise was in learning that the "crown" hadn't even tried to have them denied bail.

This after Gordie Campbell's AG Wally Awful assured the public "my prosecutor will do the proper job". Presumably that means Ol' Wal approves of having Johnny Pork and his pal grounded overnight and forced to have messages relayed, which is what the requirements boil down to, without so much as a whimper from his prosecutor (your words, Wal).

At least we have the comfort of being assured that police, already stretched to breaking, will be deployed in watching these two, both of who have endless records for gun and drug offenses, 24/7. Right.

And I can't help but notice that once again, coverage of this outrage omits mention of the judge and prosecutor's names. Why? Let them be known, these people who hold public safety in such low regard, let's see their faces, let's know their names.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Religion of Peace -BC Division

Blasphemy is more grievous than bloodshed. (Q 2:192)

“What freedom? No one has that type of freedom. There is always a limit to it. For example, could you just drive by in a red light because you felt like it, because you have the freedom to do as you wish?”
- Shaykh Ahmad Shehab on the relative threat to life and limb posed by reckless driving and the Danish Motoons.

Inshallah, Shayk Shehab will be the "special guest" at an upcoming fundraiser for the Surrey Muslim School. This promises to be a fascinating evening as the special guest is apparently quite the polymath, being not only well, ahem, versed in Islam's views on free expression, but an expert on marriage, as well as the dangers of black magic and possession by jinns.

One can't help but wonder how these topics are covered at the school, which lists amongst its goals cultivating their students into "ambassadors of Islam."

On the other hand, the BC Muslim Association, which runs the school, may well be alerting everyone to their complete disagreement with Shehab's teachings on one of the basic freedoms on which Western Civilization is based, and making sure they don't make their poisonous way into the curriculum, since we all know (or should) where that sort of thing leads.

Anyway, one thing's for sure, if I'm ever possessed by a jinn, I'll know just where to turn.

Spike Jones and His City Slickers

Cocktails For Two

This classic short (nowadays its called a "music video", I believe) is from 1945. The song was written in 1934 and celebrates the end of alcohol Prohibition in '33.

In a classic case of mixed feelings, 'tis said one of the tune's composers, Sam Coslow, seriously hated Spike's, uh, irreverent take on his tune, but did have to admit he enjoyed banking all those lovely royalty checks (mmmmm ... royalty checks.)