Friday, April 29, 2005

Liberals still stealin- I mean, misusing funds

The Gomrie inquiry continues with yet another Ban on Publication. But the liberal-friendly media is practically ignoring it. MSM is meekly repeating the government’s press releases, and all of Martin & Layton’s anti-conservative rhetoric and mistruths as they campgain across the country this week, supported by taxpayer dollars.
Yes, Taxpayer dollars. There has been no writ. No dissolving of Parliament, no official campaign, with it’s rules about access to the media, fundraising guidelines, etc… Rules designed to encourage an honest election.
Instead, Paul Martin is out on campgain trail this week, making pronouncements and pressing the flesh, pretending to be doing the Crown’'s work. All he’'s proving is that his Liberals can misuse the taxpayer’s purse as well as Jean Chretien’'s Liberals could.

Yesterday the taxpayers flew Martin to Thunderbay, Ontario, where his campgain paused long enough to accuse the Conservatives of jumping into bed with Quebec’s separatists. Today’s campgain stop was in Winnipeg, where Martin inked a $176 million dollar childcare agreement with Manitoba’s government. Tomorrow the taxpayers fly him to Regina for more campgaining.
Now that Paul Martin’s minority government has bought the NDP’s support with a sudden 4.6 Billion dollar bribe, our socialist party’s leader, Jack Layton, is finally getting MSM airtime outside of the CBC.
For the first time, Layton can use the public purse to promote his message, just like the liberals.
Yesterday in Halifax, that message was a big lie. Layton claimed the Conservatives will scrap the Maritimes’ hard won oil agreements. Layton knows he’s lying, but Harper has repeatedly said the Conservatives will honor those agreements. In fact, Harper demanded to know why the Atlantic accord was suddenly so important to the NDP.
“If the NDP supports the Atlantic Accord as it professes, why did they miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to insist the accord be separated from the budget and passed immediately?”
The answer of course, is they don’t give a damn, it’s merely a useful club to scare the voters with.
Do the voters see this? As for Martin, how can the number two man in a corrupt and discredited government be worthy enough to run the country?

Today, an unscientific Cnews poll of over 14,000 readers showed 65% of readers would turf the Liberals tonight.

And yes, I do know how to spell campaign.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Monday, April 25, 2005

My first Gun Control Post

Anti-Gun advocates have long claimed the United States has higher homicide rates than Canada because there’s more gun ownership in America. They’ve long pointed to the lower National homicide rates in Canada as proof that gun control works. National rates by definition include statistics from all parts of two very large nations that have an incredible diversity of geographic and societal parts that span an entire continent.

But what if you compared crime statistics from similar regions in the United States and Canada? Close in geography and culture, the northern states of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota border three Canadian Prairie Provinces, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. While they may be culturally similar, their gun laws are not. Canada now requires all firearms to be registered, and has restricted ownership of handguns since the 1930s. In comparison, the four northern states allow citizens to carry concealed handguns.

That would be an interesting study. Anti-gun activists would tell you that the Canadian homicide rates would be lower than the American rates, because gun availability increases crime. And they’d be wrong.

A study has been done. Not by the NRA, the Brady campaign, the GOP, or Charlton Heston. The March 2005 study by economists in Canada’s Library of Parliament was requested by Conservative Member of Parliament Garry Breitkruz. The study compared homicide statistics in the four northern States that are closest to the three Canadian Prairie provinces, and guess what? Homicide rates in these culturally similar regions are amazingly congruent.

Breaking out the regional data showed homicide rates in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota were lower than in the three Canadian prairie provinces. I found out about the study in the May 2nd issue of the magazine, Western Standard. (Articles from their current issue aren’t available online, but their back-issues are online and registration is free.)

A Convention Weekend

I was away for the weekend at a Knights of Columbus state convention for Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Guest speakers included Colonel Ralph Marshal, USMC Ret, and Calgary's outspoken Bishop Fred Henry.

Marshal is the current worldwide titular head of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, those tuxedo'd gentlemen with capes and swords you most often see in parades as color guards or at funerals. His address Saturday night was incredible:

"in times past, Knights did battle with Dragons."

He said there are many battles yet to be fought today, for the preservation of the institution of marriage, defense of the family, and the unborn. I wish I could remember more, I must write him for the text of his address.

As good as Col. Marshal was, Calgary's Bishop Fred Henry was even better. He told of his past meetings with Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. That a visit with him was the delight and high point of any trip to Rome. He also delighted in relating how the church felt about the negative opinions of the media: they didn't care. lol.

Henry also didn't avoid mention of the controversy he faces over statements he's made. Bishop Henry is currently subject of an attempt to silence him. Two complaints to Alberta's Human Rights Commission were lodged by homosexual activists after Henry wrote an open letter to his congregation. I don't remember the exact wording, but the letter stated something to the effect that homosexuals must be treated with love and deserved dignity... and that homosexuality, adultery, pornography etc. undermined the family, the basis of society, and must be curtailed.

The Human rights complaints, are that Bishop Henry is spreading hatred. But one of the complainants, Norm Greenfield, told the Calgary Sun that he wanted to silence the Bishop, and prevent him from speaking out about government policy. It may be more than a year before the complaints are dealt with.

Mr. Greenfield was recently described as a "prolific letter-to-the-editor writer." So when it comes to rights to freedom of religion or expression, I guess Norm only cares about his, to the exclusion of all others, eh?

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

New Pope elected. CBC news is despondant.

So there's a new Pope, Benedict the 16th.

I cycled through the TV cable news stations like a spasmatic junkie, before settling on two. One, on TV and live over the internet, for an honest Catholic perspective.

I had to turn the bloody CBC off, as their dogged message of gloom and dissatisfaction with the Catholic church was beginning to make me ill. On CBC one this morning, and then on Newsworld, commentator after commentator virtually demanded that the Cardinals choose as Pope a man who would allow the church to sway with the winds of contemporary fashion. As opposed to John Paul II, who stood against fashion and in favour of holding to the unchanging truths of the Gospel.

Their disappointment as Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict XVI, emerged into the camera's view was palpable. The only good thing I can think about that is, as moral compasses go if the CBC doesn't like it, it's got to be good.

Viva im Papas.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Pervert's Paradise

PERVERT’S PARADISE was a front page headline in Edmonton this week.

PERVERT’S PARADISE is a group home which quietly hosts a sex offender since earlier this year.

PERVERT’S PARADISE is just across the street from York Elementary School.

On March 11th a teacher apprehended a pervert on the school grounds, who was exposing himself to children. Neighbors complained that the weekend before that, the same man was exposing himself to them. Another sex offender living in the PERVERT’S PARADISE set up a school-yard viewing area in the group home.

OK, who do we throw into jail for the incredibly stupid decision to place this person there? Who was the mental giant in the public service that okayed this decision? Not only is this person stupid stupid stupid, they belong in unemployment unemployment unemployment, if not jail jail jail.

A tolerant mind?

I laughted like a nut when I read this one, Prickly city's Scott Stantis make me laugh. I'm feeling a little tired, so rather than comment on the hypocrisy of the Liberal left, I'll just quote Ann Coulter's column.

"Last October, two liberals responded to my speech at the University of Arizona — during question and answer, no less — by charging the stage and throwing two pies at me from a few yards away. Fortunately for me, liberals not only argue like liberals, they also throw like girls."

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Should have failed the procreation licensing test

Found this one at SondraK's.

I hope the municipality has the necessary intelligence to throw this billy sitch's complaint out the window.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Should have given him LiFE

YiPPEE! This will cheer you up.


A photo provided by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, shows Jeremy Jaynes in Leesburg, Va., in October 2004. A Virginia judge sentenced Jaynes to nine years in prison Friday, April 8, 2005, in the nation's first felony prosecution for sending junk e-mail, though the sentence was postponed while the case is appealed. (AP Photo/Loudoun County Sheriff's office)

This made my day. This guy is said to be one of the top 5 spammers in America. I hope the legal fees BREAK HIM. The only thing worse than spammers are drug dealers and child molesters.

Here's A sad person...

Photo of Columnist Lyn Cockburn

Journalists, Politicians, and pundits are full of praise for the Pope, John Paul 2nd. But in her Thursday column, Winnipeg columnist Lyn Cockburn couldn’t restrain herself from giving the old boy a few kicks while flogging her favorite rubber appliance, the condom. She said the Pope should have shut up, because he held to Church teaching about Contraceptives and Marriage. Of all the comentary about the late pontif's life, this is the first one that tries to blame him for the AIDS crisis in the third world.

Now, Lyn made a number of valid points about the scourge of AIDS, but completely exposed her ignorance when she attacked the church and Pope John Paul 2nd. If anyone should shut up about condoms, it’s her. Condom failure rates in normal hertero intercourse can approach 20%. Failure rates for anal intercourse are much higher. How many young people will die because they believed what Lyn wrote?

Yes Lyn, AIDS is bad. Yes Lyn, marital infidelity is bad. But Lyn, you flaunt your ignorance (or is it malevolence?) when you claim the church teaching in Africa is that only women should be chaste until marriage, and men can screw around all they want. Here's your quote:
"The women must be chaste of course while no such strictures are placed upon the men."
If I'm wrong, and you don't think the Church in Africa preaches this double standard for their believers, then you must mean the double standard is for non-believers. They're don't follow the church anyway, so why blame the Catholics? That's stupid.

Until I read this column, I really didn’t think any informed people really thought it was the Church’s fault AIDS has spread as far as it has. How facile. How simplistic.

What a sad life she must have led to believe that chastity outside the marriage bed and faithfulness to your spouse is unworkable today. These ideals have worked for the thousands of years between the writing of the Ten Commandments until now. If more people aspired to live up to them, sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS and DIVORCE wouldn’t be so rampant today.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Not the whole story, as usual

The Mad Ogre has two younger brothers serving in Iraq, and their latest email proves the media is presenting an incomplete view of events in Iraq. Both were at Abu Ghraib Saturday, when 40 to 60 terrorists attacked.

The fight lasted about 40 minutes, and the terrorists attacking the Prison were handily repulsed. Various News reports at the time claimed 1 terrorist was killed and 44 Americans were wounded.

NPR reported 6 Americans badly wounded, 40 more hurt, and 13 detainees injured. 4 of the 5 stories on their webpage were about American casualties. NO MENTION was made of terrorist casualties.

The Guardian reported 44 Americans with light wounds, and 12 prisoners injured. One terrorist confirmed dead, but more confirmations expected later.

CNN reported on both Saturday and Sunday that 44 Americans and 13 prisoners were hurt.

BBC reported one militant killed, but confirmation of more was expected later.

Associated Press’s Miriam Fam wrote Sunday that it was 44 Americans and 12 prisoners wounded.

Then on Monday, using AP sources, ABC news reported the Military was claiming at least 50 “insurgents” injured, but only one killed.

Australia's SBS news carried part of an al-Qaida statement that 3 of their people died in the attack, and seven others died later.

WTF? al-Qaida?

You can read the entire portion of his brother’s email he chose to publish here, look for the entry labeled Wednesday, April 6th, 2005: 2100hrs. In part, it reads:

"Yo! I think the news reports are saying that one insurgent died. Not true at all. We only found one body, but that's because they drag their dead away. However, there is a ditch surrounding Abu Ghraib and the Marines that manned the towers said that they were literally mowing fools down. IN the morning everyone saw the ditch, it was filled with body parts. I'm sorry, but you find someone's jaw, I'd count that as a kill, but I'm not the defense department.”

The Government is my Shepherd...

My friend Ron Toews sent me this email, in honor of tax time, perhaps...

The government is my shepherd:
I need not work.
It alloweth me to lie down on a good job;
It leadeth me beside still factories;
It destroyeth my initiative.
It leadeth me in a path of a parasite for politic's sake;
Yea though I walk through the valley of laziness and deficit-spending,
I will fear no evil, for the government is with me.
It prepareth an economic Utopia for me, by appropriating the earnings of my own grandchildren.
It filleth my head with false security;
My inefficiency runneth over.
Surely the government should care for me all the days of my life,
And I shall dwell in a fool’s paradise forever.

I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes:

"When was the last time you heard someone say, 'The help here is way too slow and incompetent. Why don't they hire some civil servants?'"
-Ann Coulter

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

...Not doing business with Iran

April 6th- The only nice thing about the Liberals is that they can read opinion polls, and with a minority government that's more important than ever. With the leaked truth spilling past the gag over the Brault testimony of the Gomery inquiry, the government must be frightened indeed.

Today a Foreign Affairs official announced Canada's pulling out of a "Doing Business with Iran" symposium scheduled for (where else?) Montreal, Quebec next week. the Globe and Mail reports that Agriculture Canada was to be the co-sponsor of the event, providing translators, a-v equipment, and a roster of government experts as guest-speakers.

I can imagine they're looking pretty hard in the PM's office for quick and obvious stuff they can do, to visibly distance themselves from Iran... and distract the masses from Gomery.


That link to "doing business with Iran" is broken, and the Symposium's website lists "Doing Business with the MiddleEast" on April 13th, instead. I'm not sure if they've merely renamed the event, or if this was already scheduled.

What do you think?

Another U.N. failure

Ironcross11 has some choice observations for Canadian General Romeo Dallaire and any other liberal pansies who share his propensity for blaming America for the world's ills.

Dallaire, who was the General in command of U.N. forces, was forced to sit on his hands while the Rwandan Genocide was happening all around him. He was on Cspan this week, promoting his book, "Shake Hands with the Devil." One review on Amazon called it, "...a stinging indictment of the petty bureaucrats who refused to give Dallaire the men and the operational freedom he needed to stop the killing."

In his Cspan interview, Dallaire blamed the Clinton Administration for the failures of the U.N., for the failures of the so-called Rwandan authorities, and for failing to stop the killing.

As I understand from the reviews, Dallaire spread the blame more broadly than that, so it's quite possible Ironcross was reacting to what he felt was yet another unjust liberal slur against America.

Ironcross rightly points out that every time the United States acts beyond it's borders, it's accused of imperialism. Not usually by the people they're helping, but by all the other hypocritical do-nothing/spend-nothing countries... Like Canada.

I think his comments are definitely Worth reading.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

A ban on publication to Protect Liberals' Reputations?

update: J.J. McCullough,'s offering fits here nicely. Please check out his blog.

More and more this issue looks smells and feels just like dogshit.

If it looks like dogshit; if it smells like dogshit; and if it feels like dogshit, we really don't need a judge to tell us not to step in it too.

Our government, and increasingly our Judges, have over the years placed greater and greater rusticating on our freedoms. Human rights tribunals, operating with unimpeachable immunity, force their accused to prove their innocence, in contravention of the principle of "innocent until proven guilty." The government, at the behest of a tiny, but astute minority, is well on the way to outlawing Christianity as hateful to homosexuals. And now, after years of rumors and verified stories of Liberal wrongdoing, mismanagement, and possible outright thievery, Justice Gomery has tried to ban publication of the damning testimony of former GroupAction executive, Jean Brault.

CP, Jean Brault, formerly of GroupAction

All supposedly, to prevent any future jurors from being prejudiced should any of the people named in Brault's testimony face prosecution in the future.

Looks like dogshit to me.

My disappointment in Gomery grows greater and deeper as they come closer and closer to pissing away just as much money looking for the truth as the Liberals lost/mismanaged/misappropriated/ or just plain stole from the sponsorship program. Gomery let former PM Jean Chretien skate right through his testimony unscathed, and now he's tried to stuff cotton in our collective ears.

The rumours from Brault's testimony are damning. So much so that the Alberta Liberal Party is considering a Name Change in order to distance themselves from the Federal arm of their party.
Yup, smells like dogshit too. (or pigshit, according to Kate at Small Dead Animals)

Canadian Bloggers are upset and chafing at this restriction of a Charter right. In the age of the internet repressive regimes like China can't prevent their citizens from finding out the truth.

So go ahead, poke Gomery and the Liberals in the eye. He deserves it. Then hit a search engine and find out the truth for yourself.

It sure seems like dogshit.

Governing Liberals ask for an accounting from Iran

"What kind of callous, spineless government re-establishes normal diplomatic relations with this kind of regime?"

Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper's question yesterday must have rung someone's bell over there on Parliament Hill, because today Canada's external affairs minister Pierre Pettigrew finally asked for an accounting from Iran's foreign minister, Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi. Iran's offiical stance has been that Canadian Journalist Zahra Kazemi slipped and hit her head (seriously) before dying in Iranian custody. The Governing Liberals have known for months the true details about Kazemi's torture, rape, and murder, but chose ignore them all the while trying to develop a closer relationship with Iran.

Yesterday Canada asked for an international supervised forensic examination. They even used the word murder.

It's about time.

What's really upsetting (but not surprising) me, is that Pettigrew is claiming with typical Liberal cheek, is that his government has been saying it's been a murder all along. I guess that's why they sent our Ambassador back to Tehran.


April 6th- The only nice thing about the Liberals is that they can read opinion polls, and with a minority government that's more important than ever. With the leaked truth spilling past the gag over the Brault testimony of the Gomery inquiry, the government must be frightened indeed.

Today a Foreign Affairs official announced Canada's pulling out of a "Doing Business with Iran" symposium scheduled for (where else?) Montreal, Quebec next week. the Globe and Mail reports that Agriculture Canada was to be the co-sponsor of the event, providing translators, a-v equipment, and a roster of government experts as guest-speakers.

I can imagine they're looking pretty hard in the PM's office for quick and obvious stuff they can do, to visibly distance themselves from Iran... and distract the masses from Gomery.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Iran still claims Kazemi fell in the shower.

No, they're not actually saying that, but they are denying the eye-witness reports of the emergency room doctor who first treated the Iranian-born Canadian photographer, Zahra Kazemi.

Dr. Shahram Azam told the Toronto Globe & Mail, "Everything I saw indicated that organized torture and not an injury was what caused her death," including what he called strange signs of violence and evidence of rape. Azam spoke of broken fingers, missing finger nails, and "brutal damage to her genitals."

IranMania is carrying the denials by Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, Hamid-Reza Asefi. Although Iran admitted last summer that Kazemi had been beaten in prison, they say Azam speaksssss with forked tongue. Ugh.
Hamid-Reza Asefi

Iran is also claiming Azam, who was a major in the Iranian army, never worked at the hospital.

Right. And there are no Americans in Baghdad.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Canada’s Government a Security Risk

Canadian officials secretly allowed an Iranian official into Canada to learn all about our new airport security measures in 2003, despite the torture and murder of a Canadian journalist in Iran. CBC News today reports Canada Customs was afraid the Iranian visit would become public knowledge, just a week after Canada recalled it’s ambassador to Iran over the Kazemi murder.

Canada was granting an Iranian request for a detailed briefing on the Advance Passenger Information Database, which is supposed to identify potential threats to Airliners before the passengers board. In the dozens of emails CBC Radio obtained, not once did anyone question why Canada was revealing the details of a new security system to officials of country known to support terrorism.

Zahra Kazemi was arrested in Iran as a spy in June of 2003 while taking pictures of a Tehran prison. The Iranian-born photojournalist was a Canadian citizen. Iran cleared the security officers who had custody of Kazemi of any wrongdoing, and maintains that her death was accidental.

Yup, somehow she accidentally managed to get flogged, a broken nose, badly beaten genitals, broken fingers, and gang raped, all while in custody.

An Iranian doctor who was just granted asylum in Canada Monday, says security officers raped, bludgeoned, flogged, and tortured Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi to death. Dr. Shahram Azam was the emergency room doctor at the Tehran hospital that treated Kazemi just before she died, in July 2003. He says the Canadian Government knew the true facts about her death six months ago, but has inexplicitly remained silent.

Paul Martin, what is your government doing? This isn't the first time your government has done something like this. What is this penchant Liberal governments have for repressive regimes? What other more repellant thug-nations will you cozy up to? Are you planning on inviting Robert Mugabe to Ottawa soon?

Good Bye Terri.

'Over-educated quacks and new age gurus can never see the right thing, but to people with a modicum of common sense, the right thing is usually obvious.' Stephen Coonts

Chuck Assay hits the bullseye. Again. I love his stuff.