Thursday, February 28, 2008

What were these guys thinking

Two masked and machete-wielding men who barged into a club in Sydney, Australia, couldn't have picked a worse night for their robbery -- a monthly meeting of bikers.

Read more here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rick Mercer, modern day political Nostradamus.

Rick Mercer must be some kind of seer of the Canadian political scene, and frankly his Nostradamus like powers scare me.


It is the only logical explanation, otherwise how could the second segment from The Rick Mercer Report that aired earlier tonight on the CBC possibly be explained?

Sometime recently he had the "vision", perhaps while he was in the centrifuge or perhaps it was in a dream, but at some point Rick Mercer foresaw the future. Then he rented a choir, some acrobats, a couple of unicycle riding jugglers, procured some low budget but flashy pyrotechnic devices, rehearsed what by Canadian television standards would have to be called an extravagant musical number, filmed it all, did the editing and still managed to get it to air the same day as the Federal Budget comes out.

How did he know Dion would again cave? I mean with Liberal MPs, all of of the bloggers who thought otherwise, , and MSM pundits thinking an election was near; how could Rick Mercer know this in advance? And will he promise to only use this power for good and not evil? That my friends is the real question.

I think after I call CSIS, I am going to line my walls with tinfoil and hope Rick Mercer doesn't mind being exposed.


Update: Thanks to Christian Conservative for finding this on YouTube

Friday, February 15, 2008

Private Members Bill C-423

Here is another reason why I continue to support my Member of Parliament, Mike Lake. His private members Bill C-423, an Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

In a nut shell Bill C-423 will use a carrot by adding a ‘referral to substance abuse treatment’ to the current list of extrajudicial measures available to police officers when dealing with young persons, particularly first-time offenders accused of committing non-violent offenses, and a stick because if a young person referred to a treatment program does not complete it, the police officer may initiate judicial proceedings.

In my opinion Mikes bill is well balanced change to the current act that will not only give the police more options when dealing with young offenders who may have substance abuse issues, but will give the young offender an opportunity to help themselves.

So far the Bill has received support from members from all sides of the House, and currently is awaiting its turn before the Justice Commitee.

You can read some of the debate on Bill C-423 here.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The scoop, MSM style.

The rumour that Hunter from Climbing out of the dark was going to break a big, yet strangely familiar story on how the media tweaks the news; was confirmed to Albertaardvark by an insider at the MSM, who stated they had gotten this exclusive off the record comment from their deeply placed source within the LPC.

The source went on to say......

Will history repeat itself....

..and this time will more people be paying attention?

Danish newspapers reprint controversial cartoons with a history.

The outrage starts .


Governments get involved.

Telling comments are made, and editorials are written.

“There could have been other ways to do it without the drawing, which I personally do not like,” Abdul Wahid Petersen, a moderate imam and a Protestant who converted to Islam, told a foreign news agency.
He said, “It’s not a good idea to reproduce it and the newspapers could have defended the cartoonist differently, without resorting to provocation.”
“It’s good to have a dialogue on freedom of expression, but you shouldn’t seek out a confrontation from the start,” he said.

Children's television characters get in on the action.

People eat less cheese.

and people die. (no link yet, but.........)

All because of these cartoons.

And there are still people who don't get it, even though they all have seen it before.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

This changes nothing

According to the National Post, the much offended Syed Soharwardy has dropped the charges against Ezra Levant after he had published those wacky Mohammad cartoons.

While I am happy for Ezra not to have to deal with this sham of a complaint, I am a bit saddened that this never made its way into a REAL court where good old section 13 could be dealt with for what it is; an unconstitutional limit on free speech. That will have to wait for another day, but until then, and I think it will be sooner rather than later, the battle for free speech goes on.

The shotgun has more here as well.

Advice for Warren Kinsella

Warren, some friendly advice from a fellow blogger: If you happen to get an email from a Nigerian Prince asking for your help to pay some fees so he can access his multi million dollar fortune, a large portion of which he is willing to share with you; hit the delete key, because it is a scam.

After what happened earlier this week, I thought you could use the tip.


Monday, February 04, 2008

Und vie have vays of making you edit your blog

First they came for Blazing Cat Fur,
but I remained silent; because I am not a cat.

Then they came for Mike Brock,
but again I did not speak up; for I am not a Brock.

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.


Saturday, February 02, 2008

The litmus test

My little litmus test:

Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. I know where I stand. Where do you stand?


Red or blue? For free speech or against it. There really is no gray area with this one, and those who claim otherwise will be exposed for what they really are, and no amount of spin will change the colour of the paper.

Kinsella, Cherniak, and a few others have already been exposed with this test, and although they all are claiming to be defenders of your rights, their actions on this have revealed the truth about where they stand on the most basic of our rights as Canadians.

Free speech is not a partisan issue, and those that want to play political games with this are going to be paying a heavy price for doing so, not just today but for a very long time to come.