Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Which One of These is Not Like the Others?

a)Robert Dziekanski b)Frank Paul c)Ian Bush

Well, if you chose c) Ian Bush, you're correct. Give yourself one of those nice gold stars.
The strange case of Ian Bush's in custody death doesn't feature any video evidence to uh, confirm RCMP Constable Paul Koester's highly intriguing account of how he came to shoot Bush in the back of the head in self defense.

Although there should have been a video cam recording everything that happened, goshdarnit, for some reason the camera wasn't turned on during the crucial time. How hideously inconvenient. I'll bet Stetson'd heads have rolled over it, we just haven't had that briefing from the RCMP yet.

This case then, if nothing else, should have an effect on English usage, which until now has featured the phrase "shot in the back of the head - execution style."
So remember, that's now to be "shot in the back of the head -self-defense style." (I wonder if the style guides will publish new editions to cover this.)

Just ask the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, in whom we all have such confidence.

It Can't Be Helped But There's A Lot Of It About

Vague (at least) suspicion, that is. It hit me again last night as I read:
" ... Sometimes I think he is the naif. Other times I think something much more sinister is afoot."

Thus endeth the wonderful Deborah Gyapong's typically wonderful evisceration of President Bamessiah's recent "New Foundation" speech. I can't help but be struck by how many who hardly qualify as paranoid wingnuts are experiencing dark forebodings too.
Its nice to know we genuine paranoid wingnuts aren't alone in wonderin' about this guy.

Meat Is Murder

Tasty, tasty murder.

Monday, April 20, 2009

So This Is What A "Community Organizer" Does

Apparently, this sort of thing is an expression of Pride in some circles.

Carole the Nice , leader of the Non Democratic Party, had better get a memo out toot sweet to all candidates re: getting one's freak on for all the world to see via one of those incredibly popular narcissistic achievement substitute social networking sites.
Remember the federal NDP candidate who had videos up of himself driving around with a face full of reefers?

Well, now one of Carole's Cadre has weighed in with her very own where do they find these people? moment to wear with her trademark indignant on behalf of working families, women, the disabled ... look.

In Ray Lam's defense, posting weirdo pics of you and your pals is a far cry from endangering public safety by driving impaired (pulling a Gordie in some circles) but one does tend to hope for some shred of mature judgment (a spot of dignity wouldn't be amiss either) in an elected representative, trained seals for the party leaders tho' they be.

So, how does this work, do they have to find another gay guy who looks Asian or is one or the other enuff? What about someone with a visible disablity who's one of the other two? What about a lesbian who's differentially abled, how would she stack up against someone who could tick off 'transgendered', or, how does that whole thing work?

Anyway, fearless leader has said she will be looking into how the NDP screen potential candidates. Oh, that. While its a bit late now for that, still this bunch o' bananas figure they should be running BC.
No, thanks.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Daylight Fading pt MMDCCLXI

Barack Hussein Obama, the successful candidate, grovels to the
King Of Manchuria Saud. The UK's Queen got a pat on the back.

"With a grinning Goliath staggering about sporting a "kick me" sign on his back, even reputed allies joined the fun. Pakistan freed from house arrest A.Q. Khan, the notorious proliferator who sold nuclear technology to North Korea, Libya and Iran. Ten days later, Islamabad capitulated to the Taliban, turning over to its tender mercies the Swat Valley, ..."
Perhaps, but you know, since the normally Obamaphile Washington Post's Charles Krauthammer krauthammered President Hopechange over his "supine diplomacy" back in February, increasingly, the Appeaser-in-Chief's Middle East policy strikes one less and less like 'earnest' (stupid wot's been to university) bungling and more like that of someone who grew up attending a madrassa in somewhere like Indonesia.

How else to make sense of basing American policy on the appalling 2002 Saudi "Peace" Initiative (more properly "Destruction of Israel" Initiative) which hinges on the so-called "Palestinians"'s alleged "right of return" in addition to the two state solution? This would mean of course, not only a state just for the "Palestinians" (we can imagine, I'm sure, what that would be like), but their "right" to overrun Israel in the bargain. Two states indeed. But both Arab.
Hmmmm ... that would make 24, right?

But while His Hopeiness dismisses such revolting developments as Iran hitting the home stretch to nuclear powerdom (probably handy for that wiping Israel off the map thing they're always raving about) as "distractions", his throwing Israel to the wolves will be making the world a far more dangerous place.

The Teleprompter's Sidekick can sing Kumbaya, kow tow, bow, scrape, beg forgiveness, play the lyre while Jerusalem burns ... all he likes, clearly the Israelis have no intention of going down without one hell of a fight.

And then heaven help us all.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

No, We're Not Laffing With You ...

Mecca, Mo's first conquest, is the home of Islam's sacred rock in a box.

From AsiaNews -
"Islamic world discusses religious tolerance under Sharia
Mecca (AsiaNews) - Religious tolerance under Sharia and freedom of expression will be two of the central themes of the 19th meeting of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), which will see the presence of experts and scholars of Islamic law from about 60 countries, and will be held at the end of April in Mecca. ..."

In Mecca. Where non-Muslims aren't allowed.
Pretty much says it all, doesn't it?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Another Gordie Campbell Disaster in the Making

Is this guy loaded or something?
"However, land claims and demands for self-government did not originate within the aboriginal population and are not being formulated and implemented by aboriginal peoples themselves. Rather, they are the result of a long historical process in which an ever-expanding, parasitical Aboriginal Industry - first clergy, then consultants, lawyers, and anthropologists - have used the plight of aboriginal peoples to justify a self-serving agenda. The legal and "culturally sensitive" bureaucratic solutions to aboriginal problems that the Industry proposes would continue to keep natives isolated and dependent, thus perpetuating existing social pathologies and, not incidentally, justifying demands for more funding and programs for the Aboriginal Industry.
Widdowson, Frances and Howard, Albert - Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry -
The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation pg 9; McGill-Queen's University Press

And now Gordie Campbell has vaguely sketched something out on the back of a coaster, apparently, that will not only pour even more taxpayers' money down the bottomless sinkhole of the AI, it will involve said "ever-expanding, parasitical" cluster of entities in private business enterprises and the development of BC's lands and resources in ways one shudders to contemplate.

Clearly the guy has fallen under the spell woven as the AI's purported premise: that a certain group of people should be condemned to pursue some sort of neolithic way of life, mainly hunting/ gathering, under tribal rule rather than laws etc, all that nasty, brutish and short stuff (romanticized of course) based on their ethnicity, in the midst of 21st century British Columbia.
Cruel and insane are two words that come to mind.

Gordie bit on Human Induced Global Climate Change- hook, line, sinker, rod, right up to the reel he bit. Result? The economic kedge anchor known as the Carbon Tax.

The Law of Unintended Consequences was derived from Gordie Campbell's style of governance, flitting from fashionable fable to fashionable fable, devastation in his wake. The mind reels at where this new big thing of his will lead us all to, but of course, as we should always bear in mind:
the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Afghan Democracy Update

Its not enuff for Afghan women to degrade themselves with burqas and such. They will soon be required by law to submit to rape.

Although readers of this blog could hardly have been surprised by developments, the msm finally discovered something of the true nature of Afcrapistan's "fledgling democracy" when they stumbled on the primitive, repugnant, Sharia-based marital rape law making its way into what that "country" is pleased to call its law books.

Now, when all of 300 women dare show up at a demo against said law, they're promptly pelted with rocks and gravel. Interestingly, the "counterprotesters" as the Daily Mail carefully calls them were hollering "Death to the slaves of the Christians!". Charming.

Seyyed Kambakhsh is still rotting unmentioned in prison for suggesting males and females should be equal under law, but apparently the Afs have finally now at last come up with something truly beyond the Pale. I suppose it was only a matter of time. Still, the whole thing will soon blow over, I mean, wouldn't it be sorta "racist" or something to dwell on it? And besides, what to do about it? Aside from simply pulling out and letting the Afs enjoy the 7th century unhampered, only ensuring they're never again in a position to export any of it?

As this sickening travesty drags on, as the casualties pile up, remember: NATO troops are dying to prop up a regime that more and more resembles what is being set up in the Swat Valley of stout ally Pakistan.

Could this get any crazier?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Liar Liar ...

A BC Liberal Government will push Ottawa for provincial control over BC offshore fisheries, to improve fisheries management and protect jobs.*

It sure sounded good. The trouble is that, rather true to form, Gordie Campbell's government has done the exact opposite of what they campaigned on, turning more control of our dwindling fish stocks over to Ottawa.
Worse yet, they've agreed to let them muck about with our freshwater fish, something BC has never countenanced before.
All this quietly, sneakily one might even say; but then, he was breaking yet another promise so why have the trumpets sounded? Certainly, the online release disappeared quickly enuff. Requests for answers from Burnaby MLAs have gone ignored.

Whether its fish or railways, it seeems Gordie can't divest BC of it fast enuff.

* BC Liberal Party: A New Era for British Columbia

Playoff Hockey Returns!

Its the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be lots of good hockey
and everyone talking
"Lord Stanley this year!"
Its a most opportune time for a beer
Its the most wonderful time of the year

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Yet Another Uncomfortable Question for CKNW

Do you people really think sponsoring an appearance by the egregious Sylvia Browne does your station's credibility a shred of good?

A Glimpse of the Future?

and in other news, Premier Carole James and Antizionism Minister Mabel Elmore were flown in to a remote area south west of Fort Nelson this morning. There they toured the first of the Province's three new Zionist Reeducation Camps which are opening this month.
Construction of the camps began once the Supreme Court of Canada ruled last year in the Levant case that while some of their best friends are Jewish, nonetheless the scourge of Zionism must be eradicated by any and all means necessary and possible. ...