Saturday, April 26, 2008

More Liberal Hypocrisy

After mishandling and misappropriating Billions of dollars during the last decade, the Liberal Party's feigned outrage over a million dollars in alleged tory over-spending during the last election sounds pathetic, sad, and self-serving.

Thank God.

That's the best the they could do after two years of a Conservative minority government. Oh, they're trying their best, arranging for the media to video armored police teams bursting into the Conservative Party offices like Robert Mugabe's storm troopers in Zimbabwe. CBC Radio-One treated Canadians to a political panel of leftist university professors who happily chortled about how even though there was little of substance to the allegations, the widely televised imagery of the raid would stick in voters minds, and the Conservative government must fall.

So what happened? Apparently some Conservative Party candidates hadn't spent their entire budgets during the election, and they used their unused funds to buy National advertisements. Although the election act sets a limit on Party spending, Clause 422(2) says money allocated to individual candidates doesn't count towards that limit. Regardless of what the act says, The Liberals say it should count.

Well, when it comes to mismanagement of taxpayer dollars they're the experts.

What's funny is that Liberal Member of Parliament Marlene Jennings and nearly 100 other Liberals and NDP candidates had election expenses that fall in the same grey area. In Jennings case, she says her expenses shouldn't count because even though they were for advertising materials for the election, they were incurred before the election was officially called.

Hahahahahaha. Talk about things that make you go hmmmmm.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth day again, blech.

That's right. Humbug. Please don't misunderstand me, I believe polluting the enviroment is bad, but that is not what earth day is about anymore.

This preoccupation with 'saving the earth' is just so much bs. Our 'leaders' see it as an apple pie issue with which to distract the masses; the Suzuki's of our society see it as a gateway to vast amounts of government grant money to 'study' the issue; and much of the enviromental movement seems to be a front for both those who think humanity is a destructive virus on the planet earth, and those who think it's a perfect way to force the the re-distribution of wealth and the dismantling of our economy.

This is a picture of my pickup truck, two days ago. It's got a V8. Yesterday I saw my first Robin of the spring, and it's still snowing. Ain't global warming a bitch? Too bad though, as there are records from history to prove that prior to the little ice age of the 1500s there was a warming period where world temperatures rose way above their current levels. Far from a period of doom and drought, it was a time of enhanced rainfall and long lush crop growing seasons. (I've posted links before, and I only have a few minutes to write this) So, this earth day I'm praying for global warming.

That's all, gotta run. I'm going outside to drive around in my truck and do my part for climate change.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Geek Chart

Who thinks up this stuff? I laughed my ass off.
Thanx to Drogar Truthhammer (Patrick) at Absolute Power for passing this one on to me.

There were Eighteen Synagogues in Tehran Once...

Oh my. I had thought there was only one, but there were until recently eighteen synagogues in Tehran and thirty-five in Iran in total.

Until recently. This week there's only eleven.

In a story that has not been picked up by midstream media, AKI News service says 7 ancient synagogues were recently burnt to the ground in what officials describe as an "attempt to renew" an ancient quarter of the city. According to the news story

"The synagogues were in the Oudlajan suburb of Tehran, where many Iranian Jews used to live... A group of residents of Oudjalan have also sent a letter to the mayor of Tehran asking him to suspend the renovation work being carried out in the suburb."

As I said today in an earlier comment on this blog, I am astounded that Tehran had more than one Jewish Synagogue. This bit of news along with the AKI story also have made me wonder at a few things:
  • At my readiness to believe there was only 1 Synagogue in Iran. This blog is primarily my thoughts and attitudes towards what I see in the world around me. I think I'll be checking my assumptions more carefully in the future.
  • Much of the conservative blogosphere have already picked up this story and run with it. Dhimmi Watch, Gateway Pundit, small dead animals, to name a few. Why have the news services of the midstream media not carried this story? Are western news services so thin on the ground in Tehran that they couldn't confirm the story? A quick check of google shows the BBC ran a brief story today at 9:28 am this morning that life in Iran for Jews isn't so bad. I've gone 6 pages into the google search but...
  • Will Tehran allow it's Jewish inhabitants to rebuild? I'm still doubtful. After two hours of internet searches I'm still faced with a lack of further information. But...
I get 216 news links from google searching for "christian persecution muslim". Most are stories either about Muslim Persecution of Christians or calls by religous and civil leaders for an end to persecution. I saw a couple of stories about Hindu destruction of Mosques and Christian churches. But most are about Muslim persecution of Christians or Jews in Dar Islam. Like this one: "Although Christian persecution of Muslims belongs to history, "Muslim persecution of Christians and other religious minorities remains a present evil..."

Friday, April 04, 2008

That's Socialism!

lol. I wish I wish those liberal MFCSers like Larry Pogemiller actually understood what's wrong with this attitude.

Nice find. thx Roger.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Live Leak succumbs to threats, then Rallies for Free Speech

Succumbs to threats? Yes, internet video site Live Leak's employees and their families lives and well being were threatened last week, and in response Live leak pulled the Geert Wilders short film 'Fitna. In 17 minutes or so, Fitna attempts to wake the viewer up to the threat that radical Islam poses to the Western Societies by chronicling many many of the acts of barbarism, violence and intimidation by those who claim to act in Islams name.
Acts of terrorism, murder, and incitement to hatred are interspersed with quotes from the Koran that appear to support them.

Small wonder that Live Leak was threatened.

Little Green Footballs posted what looks like part of of a press release from Live leak:

On the 28th of March was left with no other choice but to remove the film “fitna” from our servers following serious threats to our staff and their families. Since that time we have worked constantly on upgrading all security measures thus offering better protection for our staff and families. With these measures in place we have decided to once more make this video live on our site. We will not be pressured into censoring material which is legal and within our rules. We apologise for the removal and the delay in getting it back, but when you run a website you don’t consider that some people would be insecure enough to threaten our lives simply because they do not like the content of a video we neither produced nor endorsed but merely hosted.

After reading the post on Little Green Footballs I tried to find Fitna on the Live Leak site, but found only a place-holder claiming that Geert Wilder himself has pulled the video and will be reposting it following some editing. If you want to see the video, goto the Little Green Footballs link, or click on the picture.

Is it hate speech? I don't believe so. There's no narration. Just video and audio of horrible things that have been said and have actually happened. If it's hate speech, it's only because of the hateful things the people in the video are saying in support of Islam. CAIR must be shitting their pants trying to snuff this one.

I don't say this lightly. I am constitutionally inclined to support freedom of religion. My family and culture benefited from it when the English conquered Quebec and chose not to assimilate the French Catholics out of existence. I am a member of the Knights of Columbus, who proudly promoted freedom of religion in the United States during the dark years of the anti-Catholic Know-Nothings and Nativist's movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But...

But I have a problem extending the gift of the freedom of religion to any cult that would deny freedom of religion to others. That principle is also why I don't believe in allowing Communists to participate in democracy, and why I oppose Socialist Monopolies like the Canadian Wheat Board. One time I was in a heated discussion with a Muslim member of a gaming club I belong to, and he kept falling back on outrage and anger. He left when I cribbed a quote from blogger Jack Rich, saying that I'll be more accepting of Islam when it's as easy and safe to open a New Synagogue in Mecca or Tehran as it is to open a new Mosque in Rome or New York.

Every one should see this video. Especially all those lame so-called moderate Muslim apologists the western media keeps digging up to tell us Islam is a religion of peace.