By Kenneth Brown In the aftermath of the Paris killings, the Facebook world has been, as is only appropriate, afire with opinion, speculation, ire and sympathy. I do not have the kinds of Facebook friends (I’m happy to report) who leap to make bigoted statements about Muslims, or to publicly indulge in revenge fantasy. I […]
A choice between emotion and reason
By Montreal Simon It seems only too tragic that just 10 days after being sworn in as Prime Minister, after promising to restore our Canadian values, and bring back sunnier days, Justin Trudeau should be hit by the darkness of the Paris massacre. Only too ironic that the son of Pierre should have to choose so soon […]
The Post’s selective MEMRI
By Alison@Creekside National Post, flagship of the largest media conglomerate in Canadian history run by a foreign hedge fund, inhales a MEMRI “report” based on the online musings of four anonymous “known” jihadi dudes titled: “Pro-ISIS Activists React Joyously On Twitter To Canada’s Elections” Then they give it the fabulous new Trudeau-torqued headline you see at left. […]
Too bad about the kid. Now, back to war.
By Montreal Simon Many hours after I first saw it, I am still haunted by this photo of that poor little Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach. And by the knowledge that his refugee family begged the ghastly Chris Alexander to let them emigrate to Canada. But got absolutely nowhere. But while I’m […]
ISIS rampages, artists fuss
By Jim Henshaw It wasn’t the first time somebody has died on stage. Two of recent theatre’s great comedians, Dick Shawn (The Producers) and Sid James (pick any Carry On . . . movie) both did final pratfalls that convulsed their audiences –- until the realization dawned that they were never getting up again. Genesius, the […]
The Video: “Extraordinary, living in a Canada where that sort of idiocy passes for argument.”
March 25, 2015: The Leader of the Opposution doesn’t quite call the Prime Minister an “idiot,” but pretty much. From International Law? We don’t care about no stinking international law. “The Con bench seals laugh and clap at Steve’s joke blowing off the UN and international law because grade six. “Harper went on to explain […]
International law? We don’t care about no stinking international law.
By Alison@Creekside The Con bench seals laugh and clap at Steve’s joke blowing off the UN and international law because grade six. Harper went on to explain that Canada will be bombing Syria as part of an international coalition, although the US is the only NATO member currently bombing Syria. The other coalition countries bombing […]
Where’s the video, Commissioner Paulson?
By Montreal Simon Almost as soon as the shooting stopped, and not long after he emerged from his closet, Stephen Harper declared that Canada was under attack by the dark forces of ISIS. And started calling the dead gunman, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, an ISIS terrorist. Even though he was a mentally ill crack addict. And a […]
Leaders of the free world walk into a bar . . .
By Alison@Creekside 4 a.m. A bar. Steve: Just say “I stand with Saudi Arabia” a bunch of times, wait for the press to repeat it, and there ya go. Canada! Fuck Yeah! Comin’ again to save the motherfuckin’ day, yeah … Barry, Tony, Dave: No. No. No. Barry: Look, Steve, I know that “I stand with […]
War: Hey, it worked for Bush
By Alison@Creekside Last week at Goldman Sachs in New York in a Q&A with the WSJ editor, Harper seemed keen to give the impression that the US had taken the initiative and come to Canada cap in hand requesting further military contribution in the fight against ISIS in Iraq: Transcript excerpt : WSJ : “Would you rule […]