Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Swiss Hotel Orders Jewish Guests (and Only Jewish Guests) to Shower Before Swimming

An establishment well worth avoiding--and maybe even boycotting--no?

A Funny Line About the Charlottesville White Power Boys

This one made me chuckle:
There are many shades of white, and Mom’s-basement white is the least popular crayon in the box.
I think we should call 'em IBBs--Immature Basement Boys.


Update: As for Trump, how does one account for stuff like this?:
In between, the president turned to Twitter to complain that his delayed repudiation of hate groups hadn’t met with more acclaim by the media, or, as he described them, “truly bad people,” a harsher descriptor than used to describe KKK or neo-Nazis: “Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied…truly bad people!” 
On Tuesday morning, Trump retweeted then deleted, a cartoon of a train mowing down a person with a CNN logo placed over their face, under the line: “Nothing can stop the Trump train!!” Three days after a car believed to be driven by a neo-Nazi, Trump supporter killed one and injured more than a dozen counter-protestors, the message was crystal clear: the president of the United States condoned the prospect of a CNN journalist trammelled by the “Trump train.”
My explanation (and the only one I think make any sense): Trump is really an ALF--an Alien Life Form. He was sent from a galaxy far, far away not to Make America Great Again, but to wreak havoc on planet Earth. In case you were wondering, TRUMP is an acronym for Truly Ridiculous Unearthly Malign Presence. And barring the semi-foreseen (i.e. serious health issues and/or impeachment), this extra-terrestrial will remain in the White House (an edifice that he, the owner/resident of many a mega-swanky building, disingenuously tweeted was "very special") at least until 2020.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'Unite the Right' Judenhass in Action

A leader of that odious movement is condemning Donald Trump (scroll down)--for letting his daughter marry a Jude.

Question: would this doofus be satisfied if, say, Trump got Ivanka to wear one of those Nazi Jewish identity stars?

A Fine Bromance

India's Modi and Israel's Netanyahu have a good thing going.

American Neo-Nazis' Favorite Arab Strongman

Apparently (and sickeningly), they're hot for Syrian slaughterer Bashar Al-Assad.

Shades of Weimar Germany--and Civil War-Era Spain

Word Du Jour: Shambolic

Maclean's makes exemplary use of it here:
Canada’s shambolic immigration and refugee system, with all its false boasts of orderly righteousness and its make-believe coherence, will continue to trundle along in its mostly unintelligible, sometimes brazenly corrupt and ordinarily nonsensical fashion.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Much Better

‘Racism is evil – and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists.'

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Says It All Re "Progressive" Uniformity

"What a Revolting Day In America"

Indeed. And what made it even more revolting was Donald Trump's tepid condemnation of it all, especially compared to his full-throated denunciation of the terror unleashed on attendees of Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hint: Starts With "I", Ends With "El"

Which Country is Missing From Terror List on Australia’s #1 News Site?

Social Justin Warriors

A Google employee describes what it's like to work for the company (which has just purged an employee who dared to express an opposing viewpoint):
A lot of social justice activists essentially spend all day fighting the culture war, and get nothing done. The company has made it a point to hire more people like this. The diversity gospel has been woven into nearly everything the company does, to the point where senior leaders focus on diversity first and technology second. The companywide “Google Insider” emails used to talk about cool new tech, but now they’re entirely about social justice initiatives. Likewise, the weekly all-hands “TGIF” meetings used to focus on tech, but now they’re split about 50/50 between tech and identity politics signaling.
Wow. Sounds a lot like the Trudeau government to me.

Update: The National Post's "Limericking" feature takes the company's side:

At Google, executives hired
A fellow who, as it transpired,
Wrote long memoranda
With absolute candor
Re: why he deserved to be fired.

My response:

Google worships diversity.
It's a "god" that demands unity.
When a Google minion
Dares to have an opinion
It's a crime! Quelle horreur! Blasphemy!

Update: The Google Archipelago

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Podcast About Churchill, Zionism and the Jews

Well worth a listen.

"For Security Reasons, Venue Location Will Be Sent to Those Who Register"

Those who register for what, you may ask.

For this (h/t BS):
M-103: Islamophobia Cure or Sharia Trap?
A simulcast public live event featuring stimulating speakers, panelists, and small breakout panel sessions engaged in assessing the politics of implementing federal government motion M103-- criminalizing genuine criticism. This is a civil discussion and agitators or racists are not welcome. Every attendee gets a free mobilization advocacy package and the chance to rub shoulders with other freedom of speech advocates who love this country and want one rule of law for all of us. Doors open to the public at 12:30 PM. Attendees who are not civil, or cause disruption, or who otherwise interfere with the program's peaceful and civil character will be asked to leave, and/or will be subject to citizen arrest by a trained security official, and/or turned over to the police who will have been called on the incident.
In other words, in Canada's largest city (local slogan: "Diversity our strength"), it is so dangerous to express an opinion that collides with sharia-compliant thinking on Islam that an event devoted to discussing the issue must, for "security reasons," be held in a secure, undisclosed location.

Sort of reminds me of how things used to roll in the Soviet Union, no?

As for our city motto: "diversity" is strength--but only for a select few.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hamas Summer Camp Motto: "Marching On Jerusalem"

I've written the camp song (to the tune of the Stars and Stripes Forever, and inspired by an old Canadian Young Judea camp song):

We seethe as we're marching along,
Marching as young Hamasniks.
Our jihadis are loyal and strong
And "Allahu Akbar!" is our cry.
However shortened our young lives may be
It's worth it if we can become martyrs.
Jerusalem (Al Quds) will be ours!
Oh, Camp Hamas,

Oh, Camp Hamas,
Hope all the Jews fry!

Kind of Makes You Glad He Wasn't POTUS During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Trump warns N.Korea will be met with "fire and fury" if threatens U.S.

R.I.P. Barbara Cook

Cook, who has died aged 89, was the original Marion the Librarian in the 1950s Broadway musical The Music Man--and had the voice of an angel. Just listen to this, for example:

The Lesson of Zundel

Former Official Jew Bernie Farber spent a good chunk of his life battling bad guy Nazi Ernst Zundel, as Joe Warmington reminds us today in the Toronto Sun:
He spent a quarter of a century battling Ernst Zundel, but Bernie Farber could not bring himself to do the same when it came to commenting on the death of the infamous Holocaust denier. 
“Jewish tradition demands that we do not defame the dead,” said Farber, who worked with the Canadian Jewish Congress and fought Zundel’s campaign of Holocaust denial. 
Farber chose to keep it civil, on the high road and on the facts. 
“Ernst Zundel denied the genocide of six million Jewish men, women and children,” said Farber. “He brought terrible anguish to those few who survived the evil of the Shoah.” 
And despite being jailed, deported and having his house firebombed, Zundel was still very much doing that until his death Saturday age 78...
Yes, but he was not doing it in Canada. That's because, when it comes to genocidal Jew-hate and those who purvey it, Canadian authorities are willing to give the likes of Zundel, an unrepentant Nazi and unabashed Hitler-lover,  the old heave-ho. When it comes to genocidal Jew-haters of the Islamic variety, however, the same standards do not apply.

Hence the case of Salman Hossein, a Bangladeshi Canadian who spewed Zundel-esque hate speech galore, but who authorities allowed to slip out of the country so that they wouldn't have to deal with him: Hossein has been hiding in plain sight in Bangladesh for the past seven years.

Seven years ago, the same Mr. Farber had this to say about the Hossein situation:
“We have for a number of years pointed to the fact that Salman Hossain was a dangerous, hateful man,” said Bernie Farber, CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress. “We are very relieved to see that international policing have placed a high priority on his capture.”
Words that, were the free-as-a-bird Hossein to read them today, would likely elicit much chortling and guffawing.

And isn't that, in essence, the lesson of Zundel--that Ernst wasn't smart enough to "revert" to Islam years ago? Had he done so, you can be certain that authorities would not have pursued him with anywhere near the same zeal, or at least, would have "gone after" him in the same half-hearted, laggardly manner that allowed Hossein to sneak out of the country before being hauled in front of a Canadian court to answer for his hate crimes.

Update: Here's another Muslim hate-purveyor who is free as a bird--and will remain so.

Lena Dunham Should Work for Google

After all, they have so much in common.

Time to Build a Wall and Make the US Pay For It

Trudeau's lost all control of our border crisis

Monday, August 7, 2017

Haven't Heard That One In a While


I had no idea that the handy term--which was all the rage some years ago (see, for example, here)--was the creation of Tim Blair, that cheeky Aussie.

UK Zion-Loather Gets Standing Ovation For One Woman Show In Which She Kvetches That "Holocast Memorial Day" Isn't Nearly Diverse Enough

This is leftist Zion-hate at its most pernicious (because it hides behind a mask of "social justice"):
Regarding the Holocaust, Walker’s character charged that it is wrong to mark the genocide of the Jews alone, asking, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the Holocaust Memorial Day could be opened to all people. What a terrible thing… People say it is open to everybody. Others say, no it doesn’t include the terrible things that went on before the Nazis, things in the Belgian Congo when they killed 12 million …none of that is in Holocaust Memorial Day.”

Disturbing--and Downright Silly--White House Concern Du Jour

White House says bill cutting PA funding must not harm peace efforts

I feel the need here to state the obvious: any "peace efforts" are pointless at this time, and Jared "The Son-In-Law-Also-Rises" Kushner should go with his gut and kibosh the whole thing before it even gets started.

Leaving Israel Behind

Two potential Democratic candidates for president have fallen in line with the far left's thinking re--and antipathy to--Israel. Jonathan S. Tobin sums it up like this:
The message [Cory] Booker and [Kirsten] Gillibrand are sending out is clear: If abandoning Israel is part of the price of victory in 2020, they are very willing to pay it.

Oh, Well. At Least They Gave It a Shot

Baltimore's "No-Kill" weekend ends up being a blast--and a bust.

Hitler-Adorer Ernst Zundel Dies, Aged 78

The death of the author of The Hitler We Loved and Why gives me an excuse to trot out the Zundel clerihew I wrote some years ago:
Ernst Zundel
Made a bundel
Sieging heil
For a while.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

CBC Radio Does Its Utmost to Muddy the Waters Re Jihad (Again)

CBC radio's Sunday Edition replays an interview with a chap who insists that dudes who join gangs in Toronto's notorious Jane and Finch neighbourhood are just like dudes who turn to "terrorism" in the notorious Molenbeek neighbourhood of Brussels, Belgium.

One word that doesn't pass the lips of interviewer or interviewee: jihad.

Al Gore Thinks He Won Florida in 2000

Even with all his ensuing climate change fame and wealth--neither of which he would not have garnered had he become POTUS instead of George W. Bush--the old dog cannot drop that bone.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Time to Move On, Dude

Mohamed Fayed 'spends 300 days a year sat silently beside Dodi's body and keeps his Mayfair flat as a time capsule tribute to his son and Princess Diana 20 years after their deaths'

Zombie Time: Old Coot Bernie Sanders Pens a "YA" Book About an Undead Phenomenon (i.e. Socialism)

The book launch, in NYC, is being sponsored by Harper's Magazine. Here are the deets:
Join Harper's Magazine in welcoming Senator Bernie Sanders to The Riverside Church on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Senator Sanders will discuss his new young adult book, the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

Tickets are available starting Monday, July 10, 2017 - $25 for General Admission and $20 for Students. Ticket includes admission, a copy of the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, and a one-year subscription to Harper’s Magazine. (Current subscribers will receive a one-year extension.)
Sounds like a huge snoozeroo to me, but no doubt lots of young'uns'll show up and make a night of it.

Update: Here's a lookie-loo at the contents (and they're exactly what you'd expect them to be--charmless, careless and clueless).

Buried Treasure

Mark Steyn salutes the late Sam Shepard, actor and playwright, and recalls/reviews with impressive precision the Gary Sinise production of Buried Child that Steyn caught more than two decades ago.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Famous Last Words?

Feds, province confident they can handle influx of asylum seekers in Quebec

Jared Kusher a Smart, Shrewd Truth-Teller? Who Knew?

Son-in-law Kushner, whose talents as a senior White House advisor have, up till now, been the definition of "underwhelming," is casting doubt on his ability to bring about the whole peace-in-our-time-in-our-time scenario:
In the “off-the-record” discussion, which was recorded and leaked to Wired, Kushner offers a rare glimpse into his efforts to solve the Middle East conflict. 
“This is one of the ones I was asked to take on, and I did with this something that I do with every problem set you get, which is you try to study the historical context to understand how something got to where it is, who was successful, and who wasn’t successful,” Kushner said. 
“What I’ve determined from looking at it is that not a whole lot has been accomplished over the last 40 or 50 years we’ve been doing this,” he added. 
After speaking at length regarding recent efforts to quell the Temple Mount crisis, Kushner questioned whether or not the Trump administration would have anything “unique” to add to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 
“So, what do we offer that's unique? I don’t know…I’m sure everyone that’s tried this has been unique in some ways, but again we’re trying to follow very logically,” Kushner said. 
Kushner added that the U.S. is trying to work with the various parties in the conflict, but admitted that “there may be no solution,” before conceding the Trump administration will continue to “focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion in the near future.”
I must admit that I've never been particularly impressed by Kusher, and I have certainly scoffed at the notion that he'll be the one to finally effect a lasting "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. I have to say, though, that these "off-the-record" thoughts show that I may well have underestimated him.

Thing is--who knows if he has the stones and the character to stand up to his raging bull of a father-in-law.

Dear President Trump: Justin Trudeau is NOT Spectacular--and Neither Is Our "Points-Based" Immigration System

In crafting his legal immigration policy, Donald Trump, who has used the "s" word in referring to Justin's performance, is supposedly taking his cues from the Canadian approach:
The administration is citing its northern neighbour as an inspiration for an immigration reform that contains definite traces of Canadian influence — but to find them, you'd need to squint past major aspects of the plan. 
The point of commonality is a points-based system in which applicants with high skills get favoured in Canada and Australia, a program pioneered a half-century ago in the Great White North which the U.S. says it now wants to emulate. 
Such a move would revolutionize an American system that has historically relied on employers and families sponsoring newcomers, in favour of just letting people apply and get a points grade based on skills and education. 
"The points-based system that Canada has, has a lot to recommend it," said Stephen Miller, a presidential adviser.
That's fine and dandy, but it doesn't take into account the fact that Canada opens its doors to untold thousands of refugees who, because of their unique victimhood status, are often as unskilled and uneducated as can be. And all they have to do is get past the Immigration and Refugee Board, a bunch of gatekeepers who tend to be highly receptive to refugee claimants from Muslim lands (or so a close relative, who has spent decades dealing with this particular government bureaucracy, has told me).

How to Keep Hating Netanyahu No Matter What

P. David Hornik has some handy pointers for the We Hate Bibi crowd.

Yes, Yes, a Thousand Times Yes!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

It That an "Allahu Akbar"--Or Maybe a "Banzai"?

In a Guardian piece about the trial of a quartet of jihadis, one comes across this deliciously deranged passage:
The men were arrested on 26 August 2016 after a bag of weapons, including a pipe bomb, an air pistol and a meat cleaver with the word kafir (unbeliever) scratched on it, were found under the driver’s seat of Ali’s car. In Aziz’s car they found a samurai sword bought from a sex shop in Stoke for £20.
A samurai sword sold by a Stoke sex store salesperson, eh?

What was the name of the place--Love Hurts?

So Much For "Intersectionality"

A new study has found that, rather than fostering an "all for one and one for all" mentality (i.e. the above-mentioned concept of "intersectionality"), the existence of various victims groups can often "foster intergroup conflict"/"competitive victimhood" as each group fights to be acknowledged as the numero uno victim (victimhood having immense status in "progressive" quarters).

Update: The Canadian Museum for Competitive Victimhood is what I would rename Canada's "human rights" mausoleum.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Gag Moi

The Swedish model is a true source of inspiration: Macron

Mother Goose for the Mooch

Icarus, dicarus, Trump,
The Mooch is in the dump.
All his foul-mouthed attacks
Up and melted his wax.
Icarus, dicarus, Trump.

Ding dong dell,
The Mooch is gone; oh, well.
Who invited him?
It wasn't Steve or Jim.
Who kicked him out?

The Gen., without a doubt.
What a naughty boy was he
To try to be Trump's Mini Me.

The Mooch wasn't nimble; 
The Mooch wasn't clean;
The Mooch was blue
And quite obscene.

Update: Word is that bully boy Scaramucci has invested his shekels in an "anti-bullying musical" (news which, I have to say, sort of makes my day).

The CBC's Neil Macdonald Has a Go At Explaining the "Mob's" Antipathy to Justin (A.K.A. "Trudeau Derangement Syndrome")

And, oddly enough, he kind of gets it right:
Their near-crazed hatred of Trudeau — far more muscular than what they directed at Paul Martin or Jean Chrétien — is a bit puzzling. Because, after all, while Trudeau is a good-looking, amicable fellow, married to a lovely woman with whom he fathers lovely children, he's really nothing more than a garden-variety liberal. 
He's devoted to wealth redistribution, and taxing (and borrowing) and spending, without much discipline. Just ask the experts who study fiscal discipline. 
He promised to reform the electoral system and failed. He may or may not legalize marijuana nationwide. He sells war ordnance to Saudi Arabia, which of course uses it to kill people, and then his government pronounces itself concerned. 
He's tossed money at Indigenous people, which they deserve, and the emcee at his swearing-in intoned the new catechism about how everyone was standing on the unceded land of the such-and-such a tribe (although I noticed there was no mention of giving Rideau Hall back).
Wealth redistribution; taxing us up the wazoo; sucking up--big time--to the Indigenous: yup, that's exactly what we have against him.

That and his less than impressive IQ and oratorical skills (he always sounds like he's a drama student reading out lines in class), and his propensity to play ethnic dress up (the better to pander to certain voters).

However, I would not characterize it as "hatred"--that's far too strong a word.

I reserve my "hatred" for the likes of ISIS, Hamas and Iran's Grandiose Ayatollah.

What I feel toward Justin--and this is about as heated as it gets--is..."meh."

And sometimes--for example, when he summarily rewards a terrorist with oodles of loot--"feh."

Monday, July 31, 2017

That's Hilarious!

Breaking news: Trump has just pulled the plug on the Mooch.

Two Euphemisms for "Jihad"

One's from Australia--a foiled terrorist plot is called "Islamic inspired."

The other's from Germany, where
A 26-year-old failed asylum seeker who carried out a deadly knife attack in a Hamburg supermarket likely had a "radical Islamist" motive, German prosecutors said Monday.

Trumpian Literary Allusions Du Jour

I have two of 'em for you: Trump as a feckless Shelley Levine; and Anthony Scaramucci as a not-so-great (a mediocre, say) Gatsby (h/t: EY).

Update: For poetical purposes, wouldn't it be awesome if Scaramucci rhymed with Nantucket? Since it doesn't, I had to settle for this:
The "Mooch" steers "communications"? OMG!
His M.O. is easy to see:
It's to rant and to rave
About Donald (his fave)
And behave like a Trump Mini Me.

Stupid Jews Fly Their Enemy's Flag at a Social Justice-y Jewish Summer Camp

The Tablet's Liel Leibovitz has a few thoughts on the incident:
Camp Solomon Schechter, one of the Pacific Northwest’s longest-serving and best-loved Jewish summer camps, caused a bit of a stir this weekend after it hosted a group of 14 children, including Christian and Muslim Palestinians, and flew the Palestinian flag in their honor. This upset some campers, parents, and alumni, who wailed that the black-white-green-and-red had no place among the blue-and-white, and that a camp committed to Zionism and Israel shouldn’t kowtow to the enemy. 
Those outraged—and I say this as an uncompromising supporter of Israel’s right to defend itself against Palestinian terrorism and incitement—are missing the point. The problem here isn’t that the camp chose to welcome its Palestinian guests by flying their colors; that alone is a sweet gesture, especially when the Palestinians in question are prepubescents, not armed members of the Tanzim. The problem is that the camp chose to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a mindless, morally preening way, treating it not as something concrete but as a collection of grand symbolic gestures. 
Here, for example, is the email the camp sent out in the aftermath of the controversy:
 “For the sake of a teachable moment, we did raise the Palestinian flag as a sign of friendship and acceptance. It was met with uncertainty by some campers and staff, especially the Israeli’s [sic], but all understood that the message of hope for peace by flying the Israeli flag alongside helped develop empathy. Still we plan to take down all the flags for Shabbat since there is no peace and also to relieve the sadness and anger that some feel by the site of the flag. It was so fun to watch the kids from Jerusalem play soccer with our chanichim and madrichim!”
The problem here is that the camp chose to welcome its Palestinian guests by flying their colors.

Would the camp have displayed the Hamas flag?

The Nazi flag?

Why is the Arafat/Abbas flag any different?

Friday, July 28, 2017

FYI: I'm Taking the Weekend Off

I'll be back at it on Monday (that's the plan, anyway).

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Justin Trudeau: The Rolling Stone Cover That Never Was--But Should Have Been

Would this shot of Justin-the-Pooh, a bear of little brain who wears "Happy Eid" socks to a gay pride parade (seeing no contradiction in displaying such a message at such a venue) have placated Canadian cover-balkers/mockers?

Maybe not. But at least it would have been more honest about where Justin's heart and head are at (i.e. deep in the "diversity" doo doo).

Update: Justin sings!:
Well, I'm a real big talker,
A "progressive" macher,
And I'm loved everywhere I go.
I like "social justice" and hate things that disgust us--
Like the Tories and "Islamopho'".
Yeah, I'm easy on the eyes
But I'm a wearin' a disguise
That makes folks think I know where I'm goin'.
And with Trump seen as zero they have made me a hero,
Put my punim on the Rolling Stone.

Rolling Stone--
OMG, that's my picture on the cover!
Rolling Stone--
Hey, I think they once dated my mother.
Look at me, I'm the one you'll see
On the cover of the Rolling Stone...
Update: Teen idol-wise, who do you think is dreamier/has the better hair--Justin Trudeau

or the Boston Bomber?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Name's Bond. JANE Bond

That's a thing, apparently.

Update: More Hollywood madness--Charlie Sheen's 9/11 movie. (Sheen, you may recall, identifies as a truther.)

You Can Have Him

The 10 most cringeworthy lines in Rolling Stone's Justin Trudeau profile

California Screaming

Imams in the Sunshine State spew Jew-hate with impunity (because the media is too craven to report it)--and the whole deplorable situation inspires a song parody:
All the Jews are "filth"
And their land is vile.
If you don't agree,
Then you're in denial.
They pollute Al Aqsa;
Al Quds they all defile.
California screamin':
It's the new "Sieg heil"!

Stopped into a mosque
And stayed there for a while.
Well, I got down on my knees
And prayed with vim and bile.
You know the imam likes to spew there;
He spews with lots of style.
California screamin':
It's the new "Sieg heil"!

Trump: All He Needs Is Love

Sadly, there isn't enough "love" in the world to satisfy this adulation junkie (see this, this, this and this).

"Queers Smashing the Caliphate"

Makes a lot more sense than, say, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.

"It's Starting to Feel Like Captain Queeg"

I had the exact same thought just the other day. Next thing you know, the "captain" will be accusing Jeff Sessions (or James Comey, or Robert Mueller, or Hillary Clinton) of stealing his strawberries.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Just Stay Quiet and You'll Be Okay"

That line, uttered by Mohamed Atta to his captive--and doomed--audience, offers a snapshot of what's in store for us as the sharia ethos and its standard bearers keep chipping away at free expression, the one Western freedom which safeguards all the others. Bruce Bawer quotes Atta here, in his review of Robert Spencer's new book, The Complete Infidel's Guide to Free Speech.

Barbaric Practices In "Migrant" Mad Merkeland

'Enormous rise' in girls threatened with genital mutilation in Germany: report

Canadian Values According to the Trudopian Rewrite of Citizenship Guide: Ponying Up Lots of Tax Moolah, Filling Out Your Census Info Sans Grumble and Genuflecting--Big Time--to the Indigenous

"Progressive" values, such as the ones itemized above, are in; Conservative values, including being critical of such "barbaric practices" as honour killings and FGM, are out.

In other words, the True North, not strong, not free, but limp, wimpy and in free fall.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Can the "Good" Jihad Counter the "Bad" Jihad? Good Luck With That Bad Idea!

A guest columnist in the Toronto Sun thinks he's solved that irksome "jihad" problem, the one that has the young'uns so hot and bothered:
In today’s multi-faith society, we know not to paint Islam with broad-strokes as a movement of evil. In reality, Islam has many qualities that endear it to people looking for God and spirituality. Just like every other major religion. That’s why countless people enter these faiths every year — for spiritual enhancement.
 But if these malleable young Muslims knew what a false picture of “jihad” these radicals portray, we could nip radicalization in the bud. Muslims in the West must really make it known within their communities, especially among the youth, that what these radicals teach is not jihad.
Not as the Qur’an teaches it; not as the Prophet lived it. 
In reality, jihad is suppose to be a spiritual struggle within oneself on the journey toward spiritual enlightenment. Jihad is prayer; it’s sacrificing to help mankind; it’s making the moral choices. This is the jihad we need these young Muslims to understand. This is what will cut at the root of ISIS’ appeal. Jihad is not about guns and bullets. It’s about reformation and spiritual growth.
Maybe so, but it's the other jihad--the one which gets you all the virgins, albeit posthumously--that is so captivating. And to pretend that that's the fake jihad, and that Islam's founder, a warlord and a decapitator, was on message with Jesus Christ ("blessed are the meek"?; "turn the other cheek"?: not in Islam) is not the way to counter radicalization. Indeed, it is to end up encouraging and abetting it, albeit unintentionally.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

"Making a Rich Man Out of a Confessed Terrorist. What Message Does That Send?

The message it sends is: Justin Trudeau is a "progressive" wimp/chump/dolt/ninny/fool.

Have Horny, Misogynistic "Migrants" Made "Women an Endangered Species" In Central Paris?

Mais oui:
An online petition — "Women: An Endangered Species in the Heart of Paris" — accused Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo of allowing a large swathe of the city to become a no-go zone for women. Every night, hundreds of migrants from Africa and the Middle East line the pavements to form an intimidating gauntlet for women walking from the Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est railway stations to their homes, the petition said. Shouts of "bitch" and "dirty whore" are common.
It just adds to the local colour and charm, no?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Another Example of How Jew-Hate Consumes Its Host

UNESCO. 'Nuff said.

Must-Watch Du Jour

Not. Going. To Happen

Left needs to start critiquing Islamism, not defending it

Keeping Abreast of Stupid "Human Rights" Complaints

An unnamed Ontario woman who wants to "normalize" public toplessness for chicks has filed a complaint with the province's "human rights" commissars. The basis of her complaint: it's, like, so unfair that a woman's breasts are seen to be different than a man's:
Dupont says her client did not want to be put in a position where she would have to argue with an establishment over her choice to swim without a top. 
So she decided to file a complaint instead. 
According to Dupont, the legal basis for the complaint stems from Section 1 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, which says that every person has a right to equal treatmentwith respect to services, goods and facilities, regardless of sex or gender. 
"It's very simple. At all of those facilities a man could show up without a top, and he would be allowed to swim that way," said Dupont. "But they discriminate against women because of some type of different conception of the woman's breast versus man's breast."
The thing about "human rights"/victimhood-obsessed individuals is that they demand that reality be set aside for the sake of their precious, all-important feelings/wishes/desires. Thus, the reality that a woman's breasts are different than a man's (I'm sure I don't have to detail the hows and whys of the difference) is set aside--and much public money will be wasted--to defend this silly, faux'-"transgressive" complaint (because the way it works in Canada's "human rights" industry is that the complainant's legal fees are picked up by the taxpayer, whereas the target of the complaint is forced to shoulder the burden of his/her own hefty legal tab all alone).

When It Comes to Covering His Sorry Arse Re the Khadr Deal, Justin Trudeau Is Shameless

The Liberals' pay out to Omar Khadr is disgusting and indefensible. So is their attempt to stifle the outcry by conflating it with the reopened NAFTA talks (as if decrying Justin Trudeau's outrageous actions re Khadr will result in a bad deal for Canada; as if Canadians have to shut the hell up for the sake making a better deal with Trump).

Word of the Day: Orthorexia

It's defined as an obsession with "righteous eating" (which, as it turns out, is very bad for you).

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Locals Lose Out as Eight Out of Ten New Jobs In Sweden Go To Immigrants

A fact which you would think would be unlikely to endear the newcomers to the Swedes, but which, given their dedication to self-abnegation and denial, can be spun with impunity as a "good news" story.

ISNA Isn't Kosher Says the Feds, Who Revoke Its Charitable Status

A Muslim Brotherhood offshoot raising money for jihadists in Pakistan? When I heard the news, you could have knocked me over with a feather.

And speaking of feathers--or feather-weights, or leaders with fluff in their heads--remember when Liberal leader Justin Trudeau spoke at an ISNA event?

That's our Justin for you--a panderer extraordinaire.

An image from a Facebook post regarding Justin Trudeau's 2013 visit to ISNA-Canada, when he was Liberal leader.

Update: Despite having its charitable status revoked, ISNA is still billing itself as a legitimate charity and seeking donations.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Funny Business

To help integrate Muslims, Sweden is sending in the clowns (or, in Baskets parlance, the cloons).

Update: This one is pretty funny, too (although not intentionally, of course).

Best Thing I've Read All Week (So Far)

It's Philip Roth's Newark, Steven Malanga's superb essay in City Journal.

Quip of the Day: "Sarsour Is No Tess of the D'Urbervilles"

That's for sure. She's also no Jeanne d'Arc.

Useful Jewish Idiots Implore Israel to "End the Occuption": An Open Letter In the Canadian Jewish News

It's clear that their preoccupation with the "Occupation" is driving 'em mad:
The following is an open letter written by some members of the Canadian Jewish community and recently delivered to the consul general of Israel in Toronto. 
Dear Consul General of Israel, 
This June, the State of Israel marked the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War. Historically, this was a war of necessity for Israel’s security and resulted in access to essential holy sites. Today, however, another consequence is Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and military rule of its Palestinian residents. 
We are writing as Jews who love Israel and care about its future. We urge the Israeli government to embark on the road of peace by returning to fair and just negotiations to end the occupation, for Israel’s sake. 
We admire Israel’s incredible achievements over the past 69 years, but are very concerned that the 50 years of occupation is disastrous not only to the Palestinians, but also to Jewish Israelis. Israel’s Declaration of Independence sets out a legal and moral framework of basic human and civil rights for Israel to guarantee. Today, these values are under attack and threatened by Israeli government policies. 
Specifically, settlement construction in the West Bank and continued disenfranchisement of, and military rule over, Palestinians, constitute major obstacles to peace and endanger the very fabric of Israeli democracy. Recent Israeli settlement policies raise concerns about violations of its own, and international, law. 
Of key importance is that the ongoing occupation leads to more bloodshed and cycles of violence that undermine the hopes of most Jews and Palestinians, in the Middle East and the Diaspora. The great danger is that a two-state solution may no longer be possible unless there is a commitment to end the occupation, and a shared desire for peace. ..
It goes on from there with the usual lefty malarkey which posits that the end of the "Occupation" would also help tackle "the troubling ambivalence of young Jews in our community toward Israel" (said ambivalence being the result, supposedly, of an "Occupation" that violates "their moral and democratic values").


Far more troubling than the ambivalence of young Jews--whose ambivalence stems not from any Israeli actions but from their own ambivalence to Judaism (and their inclination to worship other sexier gods--leftism, climate change, social justice, etc.)--is the obsession of certain Jews with the "Occupation."

And there is little point in telling them that when Israel's eliminationist enemies next door mention the "O" word, they're referring to the Jewish "occupation" of (i.e. sovereignty over) Israel.

All of it.

North, south, east and west.

As for the Israeli to whom the open letter is directed: I think he--and Israel--can safely discount the admonitions of a group of virtue-signalers who sincerely believe that "From the river to the sea, Palestine shall be free" is open to negotiation.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Car-B-Cue Bait?

This Frenchman just made a working Citroën 2CV out of wood

Let's just hope he doesn't go and park it in one of those "youth"-filled banlieues.

So True

Farewell Martin Landau, the Only Actor Who Could Save Woody Allen From Himself

Girl in Miniskirt Sparks Saudi Probe

Because that's how things roll in the Magic Kingdom, a place where the religious police (known locally as "the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice") ensure that sure uppity antics are punished, post haste.

Epic Fail: "Progressive" Persuasion Re Omar Khadr's "Just" Deal Falls Flat

While our "progressive" and exquisitely refined "betters" have been urging us to embrace the colossal (and epically undeserved) pay off to Omar Khadr (see, for example, this, this and this), J.J. McCullough explains why the vast majority of Canadians deplore the deal:
[It] is against the contrary backdrop of endless self-flagellation by their betters that Canadians are now being asked to swallow the notion that Omar Khadr, a former al-Qaeda operative, is such an unambiguous, uncomplicated victim of our monstrous war that anyone who finds fault with giving him $10.5 million of taxpayer cash must surely be deeply morally dishonest and deficient.
Persuasion is a skill that’s earned. Those who make their livings telling Canadians what to think about the war on terror must now grapple with just how utterly unconvincing they’ve been.
Must they? And more to the point, why would they when they're convinced that they--superior beings both morally and intellectually--are right and we--the drooling, knuckle-dragging masses--are wrong?

In Case You Missed It, Justin Trudeau Hugs a Unicorn

Next up, Gary the Unicorn hugs...Omar Khadr? (Hey, maybe they could have a ménage à trois.)

No Wall, No "Repeal & Replace" and Now No Ripping Up of the Ghastly Iran Nuke Deal?

Yup. Sounds like a trifecta of failure to me.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Misleading Headline in Local About "French Jews" Being Against Bibi Visit to Paris

The headline reads "French Jews condemn Netanyahu's invite to Paris Vel d'Hiv ceremony" (commemorating the 75th anniversary of the infamous round up of French Jews during WW2)--which makes it sound like this is a mainstream Jewish phenomenon. A few paragraphs down, however, we learn exactly which "French Jews" are against the visit:
The Union of French Jews for Peace (UJFP) described the decision to invite Netanyahu as "shocking" and "unacceptable". France's Communist Party also protested, saying Netanyahu was not bringing a message of peace. And former French ambassador to Israel, Elie Barnavi, told AFP: "The presence of Netanyahu makes me a little uneasy.
"This story has nothing to do with Israel," he added.
Actually, it has everything to with Israel in the sense that, had there been an Israel 75 years ago, those Vel d'Hiv Jews would have had somewhere to escape to (as, in ever increasing numbers, French Jews are doing today).  

Update: Macron hosts Netanyahu, condemns anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism

A Distrurbing But Unsurprising Trend

Syrian refugees in Canada (some of 'em, anyway) are naming their boy babies after Justin Trudeau.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Blames Powerless, "Low-Level" (and Anonymous) Employee For Israeli Wine Boycott "Mistake"? Call Me Dubious

The agency's story (and it's sticking to it) is that some random, unnamed employee summarily decided to call for a boycott on Israeli wines that had any association with the "occupied territories." On that basis, according to a story in the National Post, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, which bills itself as "one of the world’s largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol," issued a letter
to “all sacramental wine vendors” telling them to stop importing and selling wine with labels running afoul of the CFIA decision.  
A letter to “all sacramental wine vendors” dated July 11 says the LCBO was notified of the decision, affecting products from two wineries, Psagot and Shiloh, on July 6. The letter states products are made from grapes “grown, fermented, processed, blended and finished in the West Bank occupied territory.”  
It goes on to note Canada does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the West Bank and other territories occupied in 1967 — including the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip — and that any wine products from these regions labelled as products of Israel “would not be acceptable and would be considered misleading.”
After an outcry from Israel and Jewish organizations at the local level, the boycott has now been rescinded.

Fine and dandy. But had there been no protest, the boycott would still be in place.

And, sorry, I'm just not buying the story that this was some "low-level mistake." I see something far more purposeful--and insidious--here: Zion-hate infesting Canadian government agencies at the highest levels. (In a way, this is like the sharia-compliant bathing suit story I posted yesterday--some anonymous schlub is blamed for something that advances a particular agenda while higher ups insist that it's all a big "mistake.")

Thursday, July 13, 2017

My Laugh O' the Day: The Way the French Prez Pronounces the Russian Leader's Last Name

If you heard Macron's remarks today, you know that he pronounces it "poutine."

That's right: to the Frenchman in question (whose name, the ever helpful NatPo informs us, is pronounced "eh-mahn-yoo-EHL’ mah-KROHN’), the Russian's name is synonymous with a Quebecois concoction made of French fries, cheese curds and gravy.

And much like the comestible, Putin is greasy, indigestible and trés bad for you.

Toronto Star Article Pushes for Sharia-Compliant Swimwear for Chicks at Public Swimming Pools

Were you to pick up a copy of the Toronto Leisure Swim brochure, you would read that women are required to conform to a dress code--a "full size swim suit" and a T-shirt cover up--during chicks only swim time at city-run pools.

That's a mistake, though. Apparently, there is no dress code in effect.

So how did the dress code info make it into the brochure? A city official explains it like this:
Matthew Cutler, public relations manager for the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department, said that the error likely arose because a staff member referenced an old version of the brochure in creation of the new one.
Oh, so you mean to say that there used to be a sharia compliant dress code, but now there isn't one?

Somehow, that raises more questions than it answers. Like: When and why did the old dress code come into effect? When was it revoked? Why does Matthew Cutler not address the fact that, in an "old" (how old?) version of the brochure, a dress code was still in effect?

More to the point, why doesn't the Toronto Star reporter ask any of these questions? Could it be because he's trying to push another agenda (i.e. sharia compliance in the name of "diversity")?:
An unexpected result of the controversy is that some members of the St. Clair West community began to see the dress code as a good idea, one that could encourage some people who wouldn’t otherwise use the pools to try swimming. 
Dessanti is among those who think that the city should consider bringing a similar swimming time slot back. 
“I think it’s wonderful that we have a space in Toronto that accommodates or even recognizes that option,” referring to the dress code that she believed to be in effect.  
She added that she would be happy to wear a T-shirt while swimming during that time, if there was the possibility that it could make others more comfortable to use the facilities too.  
Janine Mosley, a former lifeguard who describes herself as a “water-loving parent” and is active in the neighbourhood, said that she has observed first-hand how some women are motivated to learn to swim when a safer space is made available to them through women-only swim times.