Sunday, May 20, 2018

What's wrong with our society? An answer... maybe...

In "What motivates mass murderers?", WWW 19/5/18, I said that I didn't understand what's wrong with Western society -- American society in particular -- that we produce a shockingly large number of psychotics who, for some reason or for no reason, go out and kill shockingly large numbers of innocent people. What's wrong with those people, I asked [rather indirectly. Ed.]. What motivates them? I just don't understand...

Thinking about it some more, I remembered an exchange with Agent 9, who educated me on the distinction between antinomianism (from the Greek: ἀντί, "against" + νόμος, "law"): any view which rejects laws or legalism and is against moral, religious, or social norms) and anomie: a condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals.

I don't know if Nikolas Cruz and Dimitrios Pagourtzis are antinomians or not. I rather think not, as having a thought-out and thought-through view of anything implies having given the idea (whatever it is) some thought. But I do think both young men may have been affected by the anomie which has been prevalent in our society ever since the hippy-dippy 60s.

Anomie is the breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community, resulting in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of self-regulatory values. The concept was described by French sociologist Émile Durkheim in his 1897 book Suicide. (Early reports from Santa Fe suggest that Mr Pagourtzis wanted to commit suicide, chickening out and surrendering to the cops after he had killed ten people.)

Durkheim describes anomie as "derangement" -- craziness -- and "an insatiable will". Anomie, he wrote, arises from a mismatch between personal or group standards and wider social standards, or from the lack of a social ethic, which produces moral deregulation and an absence of legitimate aspirations.

Compare those words with this passage from Bobos in Paradise, by David Brooks (Simon & Schuster, 2000), sent to me yesterday by Agent 3:

In 1995 [actually 1994. Ed.] George Gilder wrote, "Bohemian values have come to prevail over bourgeois virtue in sexual morals and family roles, arts and letters, bureaucracies and universities, popular culture and public life. As a result, culture and family life are widely in chaos, cities seethe with venereal plagues, schools and colleges fall to obscurantism and propaganda, the courts are a carnival of pettifoggery."

In 1996, Robert Bork's bestseller Slouching Towards Gomorrah argued that the forces of the sixties have spread cultural rot across mainstream America. In 1999 William Bennett argued, "Our culture celebrates self-gratification, the crossing of all moral barriers, and now the breaking of all social taboos."

Aha! Lots of further reading there, and I think we may be close to an answer to my headline question. I have long maintained that the year in which the wheels started to come off our society can be pinpointed, based on empirical evidence, as 1964 -- 1965 at the latest. I'm off to the library to find whatever I can written by George Gilder, once described by Time as "male chauvinist pig of the year". Sounds like my kind of guy!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Walt's Crappy Journalism Award - Canadian division

I have an intense dislike for the Toronto Star (aka "Toronto Red Star"), the newspaper that's so politically correct that it makes the New York Times and WaPo look like Republican rags. It used to boast of the largest circulation of any Canadian newspaper. Then it tried a paywall, which it quickly abandoned because, errr, nobody's willing to pay for a steady drip-drip-drip of "progressive" editorials disguised as reportage, written by the kind of people to whom Canada's Prime Minister is forever apologizing.

However... I've entered the Star in the latest round of my Crappy Journalism sweepstakes not for its incessant propaganda for liberalism, but for the dismal quality of its editing and proofreading. And I'm making the assumption that they do still have people, or maybe one person, somewhere in the basement of 1 Yonge Street, who actually looks over articles before they're posted or printed. I could be wrong about that, as witness this remarkable "Correction" from today's fishwrap.

Royal Family celebrates Prince Harry's wedding

What motivates mass murderers?

Even leaving aside the almost daily attacks by Islamic jihadis, mass murders have been much in the news lately.

A couple of days ago, a Canadian aviation "expert" said he was "100% certain" that the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 -- still undiscovered somewhere at the bottom of the Indian Ocean -- was an extreme case of murder-suicide, perpetrated by the plane's pilot. Last month, 10 people were killed and 16 wounded by a young Toronto man who for some reason decided to drive a rented man down the sidewalk of a busy main street.

And in the USA, there are "school shootings", not in the ghettos of Los Angeles, Chicago, or Detroit, but in white(ish) locales in states like Florida (Parkland) and Texas (Santa Fe). The massacre at Columbine happened just over 19 years ago. Since then, there have been hundreds, hundreds of similar "incidents".

Why do people kill dozens, scores or even hundreds of innocent people? What is their motivation for mass murder? These are questions I ask myself every time something like this happens. It seems to me that only two reasons are possible. Someone who would commit such an atrocity must either be:

A - a fanatical follower of the Religion of Peace (read: Islam) or some other extremist religious and/or political group; or

B - someone whose cheese has slipped off his cracker (read: a psychotic individual).

In "Toronto killer of 10 'seemed a little off'... that's all", the perpetrator of the recent massacre in Canada's Proudly Diverse City is described as "kind of a loner, kept to himself, and 'seemed a little off'." Later it emerged that he identified himself as an "incel" -- "involuntarily celibate" -- someone who couldn't score with women and so decided to take his frustration out on the world.

The Santa Fe TX high school student who allegedly opened fire on his classmates on yesterday has been described as "a quiet and unassuming teenager who enjoys sports and showed few if any warning signs of violent behaviour." He was a member of a dance group at a local Greek Orthodox church and an avid videogame player, known among his classmates mostly for playing on the school's junior varsity football team. A teammate told a Houston TV station, "He stuck to himself. He had a few friends but never really talked to many people. For him to do something like this, it's crazy."

Exactly! But how did those young men -- they are always young men -- become "crazy"? And how are we supposed to protect ourselves and our communities against the crazy behaviour that kills?

To guard against Islamic terrorists, the authorities tell us "If you see something, say something!" But that doesn't work in the case of people like Deimitrios Pagourtzis, the Sante Fe High School killer. The only odd thing that people noticed about him was that he liked to wear a trench coat, even in the Texas heat. What are you gonna do, call 9-1-1 and tell them "my classmate keeps coming to school in a trenchcoat!"?

For that very reason, stricter gun controls won't work, unless America can be turned into some kind of liberal Utopia in which no-one, absolutely no-one has a gun, which seems highly unlikely, to put it mildly. And if that were so, what is to stop a crazy man [or woman! Ed.] from finding another weapon... like a rental van. If you have a good answer to my question, something that doesn't involve locking up every oddball and eccentric in the land, please tell the world... quick!!!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Christian convicted of aiding Muslim jihadis

Interesting report a couple of days ago in the Washington Times under the headline "Three Florida men sentenced for providing material to support to ISIS".

Way back in July of 2016, government agents at Miami International Airport stopped ex-Marine Gregory Hubbard, 54, who was attempting to get on a plane bound for Syria, where he intended to join ISIS. Apparently Mr Hubbard was impressed by the example of Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) and converted to the Religion of Peace some years ago, without, however, changing his name to something more Islamic. By 2016 he had become convinced that the sure way to Paradise (and the services of 72 virgins) was to join the jihad against infidels.

The Justice Department announced this week that Mr Hubbard would be spending the next 12 years as the guest of the state, i.e. in prison. But he won't be alone. Two co-defendants, also converts to Islam and, like Mr Hubbard, sometime residents of Palm Beach County FL, were convicted of plotting to provide guns and other help to the Islamic State, and received lesser sentences. One of them was Darren Arness Jackson, 52, who got four years. The other, who received a sentence of eight years, was 33-year-old Dayne Christian.

Walt's Crappy Journalism Award - African division

Walt enjoys reading articles from the Zimbabwean press, not just for the unusual content -- men copulating with donkeys or chucking spears at cattle poachers -- but for the thrill of seeing self-styled reporters losing their tenuous grip on the English languge. Sometimes, though, it's just what passes for "reporting" that makes me LOL. Here is part of an interview with a spokesthingy for the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, posted today on the Zimbabwe NewsDay website.

NewsDay (ND) business reporter, Mthandazo Nyoni caught up with CAAZ general manager, David Chawota (DC) [like he was trying to run away and hide? Walt] on the state of Zimbabwe’s civil aviation industry among other issues. Below are the excerpts of the interview:

ND: Government is in the process of unbundling CAAZ into two entities. One entity will be responsible for regulatory issues while the other will be in charge of commercial operations. How are these entities going to operate?

DC: Yes, CAAZ is going to be unbundled into two entities, one entity will be responsible for regulatory issues while the other will be responsible for commercial operations.

That brilliant Q&A puts Mr Nyoni in the lead for this year's Crappy Journalism Award (African division). Thanks to Agent 3 for passing it along.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Indonesia: 4 more Musllim extremists sent to Paradise

Remember the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indian Jones pulls out a revolver and calmly shoots dead a huge Arab threatening him with a scimitar? Things like that don't actually happen, do they? Oh yes, they do, even in this day and age. Just today, in fact, Indonesian cops sent to Paradise not one but four sword-wielding Muslims who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra.

In the latest in a spate of Islamic militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country -- see "The family that prays together slays together" and "'Allahu akbar!' - another Muslim family, another terrorist attack" -- a spokesthingy for the national police said four men attacked officers after driving a minivan into Riau province's police headquarters. The driver of the vehicle was arrested trying to escape. One officer, who was hit by the minivan, died and two were injured.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statements carried by its Aamaq news agency. Police identified the group as "members of an IS-affiliated group of NII," referring to Negara Islam Indonesia, also known as Darul Islam, an Islamic group that aims to establish an Islamic state in Indonesia.

As reported on WWW (see links above), suicide bombings Sunday and Monday in Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, killed 26 people, including 13 attackers. Two families carried out the attacks, using children as young as 7. Earlier this month, six officers at a high-security detention centre on the outskirts of Jakarta were killed by Islamic militant inmates who took control of part of the prison and held hostages until being overwhelmed by police.

The flurry of attacks, and the tactic of using children as suicide bombers, has shocked Indonesians, who fear that IS has inspired a new wave of violent extremism in the country of more than 260 million. Contrary to what the (((controlled media))) would have you believe, ISIS is not finished, and its activites are not confined to the Middle East or Asia. Atrocities such as these could happen anywhere. Maybe even in your country... in your city... in your neighbourhood. Just because the "progressives" have declared Islamophobia a "hate crime" doesn't mean the jihadis aren't out to get ya!

ON sex education - teacher sets example by screwing watermelon

When Walt and the good people at Parents As First Educators warned Ontario parents, years ago, that Premier Kathleen Wynne's new pervert-designed sex education curriculum would see deviant sex not just taught but encouraged in Ontario classrroms, there were some who accused us of homophobia, bigotry, and, worst of all, not being "progressive".

Besides, they said, people don't really do the really queer stuff, like having sex with vegetables. That's nonsense! I mean it's nonsense to say that people don't screw things of different species -- birds, animals, vegetables and (of course) fruits (meant in the literal sense). See "Sex with vegetables? Toronto school board links you to more info", WWW 27/9/12.

The new curriculum was introduced anyway, and has been denounced ever since by fearless campaigners for morality such as Tanya Granic Allen. And it has been warmly [hotly? Ed.] embraced by teachers who partake of the perversions recommended in the document -- teachers such as Damir Bulic, 46, who is now on trial in Sudbury ON on four counts of performing an indecent act and one count of invite sexual touching, all allegedly involving the same male minor between September of 2010 and September of 2011. (The mills of justice grind mighty slow in Ontari-ari-ario.) The alleged indecent acts include exposing genitals to and masturbation in front of the then teen.

According to a student's testimony, Mr Bulic once demonstrated how he had sex with a watermelon. "We started having conversations about pornography and stuff," the student, now 19, recalled. "He showed me what he did with the watermelon. He had sex with it. He took a knife, cut a hole and had sex with it... I was three, four feet away. It was kind of weird ... It was pretty out of the blue that he did that. There was no indication he was going to do that."

The student said the sex happened when he was alone at Mr Bulic's home near the end of the school year or early summer in 2011. After the incident with the watermelon, the student said he and Bulic put some steaks on the barbecue and had a smoke and beer, something they frequently did. He said the incident did not affect his friendship with the teacher, as "I never really thought of it at that age."

The student said another masturbation incident occurred in a bush area near a ball field. He said the teacher sat on the hood of a vehicle and masturbated while he videotaped the act using either his Blackberry or Mr Bulic's phone. "He was on the car, sitting on the hood of the car," recalled the man. "It was suppertime, the evening. We were blocked by trees and bushes."

When asked what his reaction was, the former student said it was weird, but did not impact on the friendship he had with Mr Bulic. "It kept me saying 'this is more than just hanging out with a teacher,'" he said. "We never told each other we were 'besties'... I did assume he did trust me in doing these acts. He saw me as a trustworthy person, I guess."

Ah yes, a trustworthy person. After all, he was the kid's teacher! And masturbation is no biggie, right? Hey, it's in the lesbian Premier's new sex education curriculum, being taught to kids in elementary school. It must be OK! The student's mother, however, didn't think so. The boy and his girlfriend were talking at the family home in November of 2016 when the girlfriend told the mother the son had something to disclose to her about his relationship with Mr Bulic.

"I didn't encourage him," said the mother. "(The girlfriend) and him were talking amongst themselves. I stayed at the other end of the table. I didn't say a word... He asked (the girlfriend) to talk to me. She said 'it's OK, you can talk to your mom.'" The mother said that's when she learned about the watermelon incident. She also learned about a video that showed a woman giving the teacher oral sex, and that, during a trip to Mr Bulic's camp on Manitoulin Island in June 2011, the son was driving when he went into the ditch.

Asked if she was horrified at her son's new information, the mother said she was. The mother also said it confirmed what her gut had been telling her all along. Some things you just know are wrong, no matter what convicted pedophile (((Dr Benjamin Levin))) and other progressive pedagogues at the Ministry of Education, Truth and Love say.

The trial continues. So does the Kathleen Wynne's campaign for re-election at the provincial election to be held on June 7th.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

VIDEO: Tom Wolfe, RIP - interview with Michael Moynihan

Thomas Kennedy Wolfe Jr. died yesterday at the age of 88. Farewell then, Tom Wolfe. With Ken Kesey (who was not not nearly so prolific) and Dr Hunter S. Thompson (who followed in your footsteps), you created and exemplified the New Journalism. You made us -- or me, at least -- see the realities of contemporary American society, the little things that everybody notices but pretends don't exist.

For half a century, you were a monumental figure not only in the English language, but also in the American culture. Through your eyes and your words on the printed page, you showed us the spirit of 50s (The Right Stuff), the 60s (The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Radical Chic: Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers), the 70s (The Me Decade), and the awful mid-80s (Bonfire of the Vanities, your best novel, IMHO).

Although I can never hope to grasp the English language as tightly as you did, I do try to emulate your style. OK, I "borrow" from you, occasionally. As the old saying goes, it's the sincerest form of flattery. I will remember you.

In a December 2012 interview with Michael Moynihan, Tom Wolfe discussed not just a forthcoming Newsweek cover story (on the 25th anniversary of Bonfire of the Vanities), but also class in America, why the Prez made life difficult for Jesse Jackson, what's wrong with the stock market and a host of other still-relevant topics. Running time 1:21:48.

Monday, May 14, 2018

"Allahu akbar!" - another Muslim family, another terrorist attack

"All in the Islamic Family" is the title of a new Muslim TV drama being shot right now in Surabaya, Indonesia. Really. The very next day after a family of Indonesian Islamic terrorists succeeded in attacking three churches in Surabaya, killing 12 and injuring many more, another family attacked the city's police headquarters.

National police Chief Tito Karnavian said four of the perps were killed, or, should we say, killed themselves. A girl aged about 8 who was riding on a motorbike with two of the attackers was thrown clear by the blast and survived. Four cops and six civilians were wounded.

Chief Karnavian said the family who attacked the police HQ were friends of the family that went to Paradise attacking the churches. As I reported in yesterday's post, the latter family had gone to ISIS to help the soldiers of the prophet wage war on the infidels (Shia Muslims and non-believers in the Religion of Peace), but returned when ISIS lost its grip on Syria and Iraq. Both families were friends of yet another family whose homemade bombs exploded in their apartment Sunday night.

The flurry of attacks have raised concerns that militant networks in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation have been reinvigorated by the return of some of the estimated 1100 Indonesians who went to fight with ISIS. Experts have warned for several years that when those fighters return, they could pose a significant threat. However, such warnings have largely been ignored because, as the Pope keeps telling us, Islam is the religion of peace, and has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. Yeah, right!

Innocent questions for our dear readers: How many returned jihadis are living in your neighbourhood? Do you know who they are and where they are? Does your local constabulary (police department/FBI agent/DHS agent/Officer Barbrady) know? Are they doing anything? If you're not sure, Walt advises you to watch your infidel ass! And if you see something, say something! [To whom? Ed.]

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Your Islamic bombings today - Afraghanistan again

Let it never be said that ISIS discriminates in its choice of places to bomb or carry out knife or van attacks on, well, anybody. As previous posts on WWW this weekend show, it was post-Christian Europe (Paris) yesterday, and the largest Muslim country in the world, Indonesia earlier today. Now comes a report from the Islamic heartland, Kabul, the capital of Armpitistan, of yet another suicide bombing in that shithole country.

Officials in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar say that Islamic militants attacked a provincial government building there today, sending at least nine followers of the Prophet to Paradise. A spokesthingy for the governor of Nangarhar province said a suicide car bomb exploded outside a building which belongs to the provincial finance directorate.

The attackers then stormed the building, trading fire with security officials. He said security forces killed one of the attackers and surrounded the building, adding that the gun battle was still underway. At the local hospital, another spokesthingy told the meeja nine people were killed and more than 35 wounded.

As usual, no-one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. As usual, Western media report that both the Taliban and a local affiliate ISIS have carried out numerous attacks in the region. The Muslim civil war continues. So, alas, does Western involvement.

Further reading:
"'Allahu akbar!' in Afghanistan - ISIS kills scores as Americans stand by", WWW 22/4/18.
"'Allahu akbar!' - Taliban and ISIS strike Armpitistan again", WWW 6/5/18.
"Ron Paul on Afghanistan: 'failed policy, purposeless war'", WWW 11/7/16.

The family that prays together slays together! - ISIS suicide bombers hit Christian churches in Indonesia

About 9% of Indonesia's 260 million people are Christians. Many of them are ethnic Chinese, who thus have not one but two strikes against them in the majority Muslim nation. There are a dozen fewer Christians in Surabaya today following three suicide bomb attacks on Christian churches, carried out by... you know who.

Oh, you don't know? National police chief Tito Karnavian has confirmed to AP that a family of six, included two girls aged 12 and 9, were responsible for the out deadly attacks on three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city. According to Chief Karnavian, the father exploded a car bomb, two sons aged 18 and 16 used a motorcycle for their attack, and the mother, her face properly veiled by a niqab, took her pre-teen daughters along for the ride to Paradise. The family had returned to Indonesia from ISIS-controlled territory in Syria.

The first attack struck the Santa Maria Roman Catholic Church. Four people, including one or more bombers were killed there, with 41 people, including two cops, wounded. Blasts at the Christian Church of Diponegoro and the Surabaya Pantekosta Church followed minutes later. A civilian security guard described the woman carrying two bags who approached the Diponegoro church along with two girls. "At first officers blocked them in front of the churchyard, but the woman ignored and forced her way inside," said the witness. "Suddenly she hugged a civilian, then (the bomb) exploded."

The bombings were the worst to target churches in Indonesia since a series of attacks on Christmas Eve in 2000 killed 15 people and wounded nearly 100. Religious minorities in Indonesia, especially Christians, have been repeatedly targeted by Islamic militants.

A spokesthingy for the national police said his men fatally shot four suspected Islamic militants and arrested two others early Sunday in West Java. It wasn't clear if the shootings were connected with the church attacks. "They have trained in order to attack police," he said, identifying the militants as members of Jemaah Anshorut Daulah, a network of Islamic extremist groups implicated in a number of attacks in Indonesia over the past year. It pledges allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Walt's advice: If you're in the vicinity of a Christian church (anywhere in the world), and you see a woman (?) dressed like the one in the picture coming towards you and making like she wants to hug you, RUN!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

UPDATED: Encore une fois: "Allahu akbar" à Paris

Just when Parisians thought it was safe to go out again -- in downtown Paris, if not in the suburban no-go zones -- another Muslim madman went on a rampage in the classy 2e Arrondissement on Saturday, knifing at least five innocent civilians, one of whom has died. For reasons of political correctness, the flics (= cops, for American readers) confirmed that there had been a knife attack in the city without giving any details.

A spokesthingy for the Paris prefecture told the meeja "A person attacked five people in the second district of Paris. Police intervened immediately. The individual [attacker] died. Another person, seriously injured (by the attacker) died from their injuries." The suspect has yet to be identified, he said, and the motive for the attack remains unclear.

That's the official story as of 2300, Paris time. Why, then, am I saying the attacker was a Muslim madman? I could have said "Islamic extremist". Makes no difference. European authorities don't like to use any of those words until after the dust has settled and the blood has been cleaned off the streets. Mustn't say anything that would engender Islamophobia, you know! (The fact that the Islamist jihadis are out to kill us, one by one, doesn't matter.) I will bet you that when the details leak out, my characterization of the attacker will prove to be correct. Lifetime pct .976.

UPDATE ADDED 13/5/18: Sure enough. As details of yesterday's attack leak out, witnesses reported hearing the man shouting "Allahu akbar!" The phrase is Arabic for "God is great!", and has become a battle cry for Islamic terrorist jihadis. And sure enough, ISIS claimed the attacker was one of its fighters. Lifetime pct .978.

Although ISIS provided no evidence or details about his identity, French police filled in the blanks. According to an official who asked to remain anonymous for fear of being punished for political incorrectness, the assailant was born in the largely Muslim Russian republic of Chechnya, and had for years been on police radar for "radicalism". According to the same source, Islamic extremists behind multiple attacks in France in recent years were also on radical watch lists.

So... French police and "security watchdogs" know who these Muslim madmen are and where they are, but are unable to do anything to stop them from bringing the jihad against us "infidels" into the hearts of our cities. I say, if we can't deport them all (because they are legion), could we not at least stop letting more of them into our countries? Just askin'.

FOOTNOTE ADDED 13/8/18: For those who can't quite place Chechnya, it's in the deep south of Russia, wedged in between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, just northeast of Georgia. Nooo... the other Georgia! Militant Islamists have been fighting for decades to break the tiny semi-autonomous republic away from Russia.

Some "refugees" from the fighting have settled in France, but others have come to the USA. The Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzokhar Tsarnaev, entered the United States with their father on tourist visas, and immediately claimed political asylum. Whether they were asylum-seekers or "refugees" doesn't really make any difference to the victims of their horrendous attack.

VIDEO: Hi ho! Hi ho! It's off to war we go...

Ed. here. We try to avoid reposting items from other blogs without at least adding an introduction or other pertinent comment by Walt. However, Walt is under the weather -- suffering from the Grey Goose flu [a particularly severe form of avian flu] perhaps -- and the text introducing this video featuring Dr. Ron Paul is sufficiently disturbing that nothing more need be said. Here's what they say.

The new, bi-partisan authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) introduced by Senators Kaine and Corker is billed as evidence that Congress is finally taking its Constitutional war-making authority seriously. This could not be further from the truth. Congress is about to grant the president "forever war" power and return to its slumber. Bad for America.

Further reading: Liberty Defined, by Dr. Ron Paul, Grand Central Publishing, 2011. A comprehensive guide to Dr. Paul's position on 50 of the most important issues of our times, from Abortion to Zionism.

Dr. Paul writes that to believe in liberty is not to believe in any particular social and economic outcome. It is to trust in the spontaneous order that emerges when the state does not intervene in human volition and human cooperation. It permits people to work out their problems for themselves, build lives for themselves, take risks and accept responsibility for the results, and make their own decisions. It is the seed of America.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Scrapping the Iran deal: another milepost on the road to Armageddon

Yep. Saw the "Mr President, you are right about Iran" ad, and would have signed it if anyone had asked me. [Guess you don't have a very big presence on the world stage. Ed.] In case you missed it, the main message of the full-page ad, featured prominently in the lamestream media today, is: "Iran is a danger to us, to our allies, to freedom. We stand alongside you in ending the dangerous appeasement of Iran and making all and any action required to stop Iran going nuclear, help its people, halt its spreading of terror and achieve peace and stability in the Middle East and among all peoples and nations."

There are those who disagree -- the usual gang of liberals, one-worlders (including the wimpy leaders of Britain, Germany and France), "progressive thinkers" and (((leaders of world opinion))). And the Prez. Remember him? Barack Hussein Obama thinks POTUS was misguided to renege on the Iran deal (read: capitulation to the Muslims) which was negotiated on his watch and for which he took credit, as befits the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize -- aawarded in advance by the aforesaid gang.

What the doves never explained was why, if the Iran deal was such a great game-changer, peace didn't break out in the Middle East the minute it was signed. The object was to prevent Iran from developing a nuculer (giving it the American pronunciation) weapon, and stop them from mucking around in Syria and other Muslim civil wars -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, etc etc -- by bringing them (Iran) back into the world economic community. So how did that work out?

The Prez and all the other one-world, appease-the-Muslim wienies have responded to POTUS' decision to scrap the Iran nuke deal by saying that his decision has moved us closer than ever to a full-scale war, yea a veritable nuclear holocaust! So if the Middle East explodes, it's all Trump's fault. Right?

Errr, no. In "Meanwhile, in the Middle East, something big is on the horizon" (WWW 10/11/17) I wrote that "recent events [in the Middle East] suggest that an escalation of that conflict is imminent." My point was that we were on the road to Armageddon well before the Iran deal! See "3 portents of the coming Armageddon", WWW 26/8/14. Scrapping the deal makes no difference other than to immanentize (slightly) the eschaton.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

VIDEO: Tanya Granic Allen dumped by Ontario "Conservatives"

Walt is dismayed -- make that pissed off in the extreme -- to have to report that the oxymoronical Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and its newly-minted leader, Doug Ford, have caved to PC [not "Progressive Conservative" but "political correctness". Ed.] police and won't allow Tanya Granic Allen to run under the PC [not "politically corect" but "Progressive Conservative". Ed.] banner in June's provincial election.

The announcement comes after the Liberal Party of Ontario -- led by proud-to-be-lesbian Kathleen Wynne -- issued a news release Saturday afternoon, citing a 2014 video of Mrs Granic Allen criticizing sex education and gay marriage. Here's the clip from Toronto's CityNews.

If you didn't hear clearly, Mrs Granic said, in a speech at a Croatian-Catholic Youth weekend conference, "You know, now what I hear about Hrvatska (Croatia) trying to push radical sexual education on the young or gay marriage you know I almost vomit in disbelief. Just 20 years ago we were liberated from this communism but now we are embracing these lack of values, these lack of ideals."

In a statement posted to her Twitter page, the only true Christian conservative in the field said she was disappointed that she had been declared no longer a candidate, and will have more to say about the decision and Ontario politics in the near future. Walt will be listening!

For now, I withdraw my endorsement of Doug Ford and his PC ["Progressive Conservative" and now "politically correct" too! Ed.] Party. To get back in my good books, Mr Ford needs to ignore left-wing identity politics and address the wants and needs of the silent majority of Ontarians (outside the GTA). Trying to win over the elites of Toronto could cost him a majority, perhaps the entire election.

Further reading (added 8/5/18): "How much more abuse can Canadian social conservatives take?", by Chris Selley, in the National Post, today.

A refugee camp? In Canada?! Yes, really!!

Oh, that Just In Trudeau! He's so full of surprises! When Canada's opposition Conservatives -- not to mention millions of angry Canucks -- demanded that he do something about the 1000s of bogus "refugees" and asylum-seekers crossing from the USA into the Great No-longer-white North every week, what they had in mind was cancelling the Safe Third Country Agreement with the USA, or maybe building a fence. No-one dreamed that Mr Sock's response would be to set up a refugee camp!

Beats me how Canada's Liberals -- or anywhere's liberals -- can on the one hand deny there's any problem with illegal immigrants streaming across open borders and on the other hand build accommodations for them, but here's the proof, the first in a tract of tents and modular buildings to provide sleeping quarters, shower facilities and more at the "unauthorized" crossing site just outside St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Québec.

In a government tender notice released last week, the Trudeau Liberals are looking for someone to build -- very quietly -- temporary housing capable of handling 520 people -- a small village -- over three seasons. (The "refugees" are expected to spend the winter in Florida, on the taxpayers' dime.) The border jumpers filing past the warning signs at Roxham Road (pictured) will be housed in tents. Modular buildings will be used for quarantine spaces as well as toilet and shower facilities.

Canada's Liberal (with big and small L's) government are calling this "temporary housing", but any phool can see it's a refugee camp... on Canadian soil... for people fleeing... wait for it... the United States! Whoda thunk it?!

Walt thunk it -- that's who! When Hairboy posted his infamous Tweet, even He Of Little Brain should have known that his invitation would be taken up by every Haitian, Somali, Eritrean and Nigerian who could make it into the USA on a visitor's visa. Now M Trudeau is begging the USA to stop the scum from heading due north to the Canadian border. Of course that would mean detaining them at refugee camps in... wait for it... the USA! LMAO.

"Allahu akbar!" - Taliban and ISIS strike Armpitistan again

According to reports coming in on the Mojo wire, the Muslim civil war has entered the summer rerun season. As reported here, cries of "Allahu akbar!" were heard last weekend in Kabul and other places in Afghanistan. Scores were killed, scores more wounded as the Taliban and ISIS slaughtered Shia Muslims who were trying to register to vote in upcoming elections.

Today there's news -- possibly last week's bulletin copied and pasted -- of a bomb blast inside a mosque in the eastern Afghan city of Khost [If it had been a pilgrimage site it would have been called "Holy Khost". Ed.] which was being used as a voter registration center.  The provincial head of public health [sic] said  his department had counted 14 killed and 33 wounded... so far.

No-one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and a local ISIS affiliate have targeted voting centres in the past. Like last week, when the massacre in Kabul accounted for 60 dead and at least 130 wounded. Undeterred, the alleged government of the shithole countryAfghanistan plans to hold elections -- the first since 2014 -- this coming October.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a vehicle carrying shopkeepers on their way to a market struck an IED (read: roadside bomb) in northern Faryab province, where both the Taliban and ISIS are active. Inspector Mohammed Mohammed of the local constabulary says seven businessmen had gone to Paradise, and another is in Allah's waiting room.

But wait (as Vince Offer used to say), there's more. In the eastern province of Paktia, a car bomb killed two people and wounded another three. Abdullah Hsart, a spokesthingy for Mohammed Mohammed, the provincial governor, said the attack late Saturday targeted Hazart Mohammad Rodwal, a district chief, who was among the wounded. The Taliban responsibility for this one.

Walt has no further snide comments to make, but reminds readers that 1000s of American soldiers are still "in station" (as the Brits say), but only in training and advisory roads, not in harm's way... or so the Pentagon and the State Department would have you believe. Ha!

Further reading: "Kidnapped Sex Slaves Help Islamic State Gain Turf in Afghanistan", by Eltaf Najafizada, Bloomberg News, 3/5/18.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Canuck Liberals stew in Trudeau's pro-refugee juice, beg USA to amend Safe Third Country Agreement

This is almost too good to be true, but it is true! You may remember -- Canadians certainly do -- Prime Minister Just In Trudeau's tweet, following the inauguration of President Trump, inviting any and all "refugees", asylum-seekers and undesirable turned away by the US of A to head for the Great No-longer-white North, where the welcome mat would be out for them, along with food, houses, cars etc, courtesy of generous Canadian taxpayers. Here's what Mr Socks said.

Imagine the Boy Wonder's surprise when 10s of 1000s of bogus refugee claimants and other third world scum took him at his word! As reported in "Canuck Conservatives demand Liberals stop border jumpers", WWW 24/4/18, and confirmed yesterday by CTV News, some 26,000 immigrant wannabes have crossed the undefended border "irregularly" (that's Govspeak for "illegally") in the past year, including 5000 in April alone.

This weekend, Stéphane Handfield, a prominent lawyer and member of the refugee industry from Québec, yesterday joined his province's Liberal government in calling on the federal Liberals to do something! He penned an open letter calling for the Safe Third Country Agreement to be put on hold for three months while officials figure out next steps. The STCA is a pact between Canada and the USA which governs where people can make asylum claims on either side of the border.

As Walt told you in "Trudeau's plan to reform Canadian immigration system", WWW 23/4/18, turning away 1000s of potential Liberal voters is not an option for the Trudeau government, which faces a potential revolt even in its own ranks. Even yesterday, Canada's Minister for Refugees and Immigration [really!], Ahmed Hussen [really!], himself a refugee from Somalia [really!], insisted that there are as yet no "formal negotiations" to amend the STCA.

Even as he spoke to the Canuck meeja, a spokesthingy for the US Department of Homeland Security said in an e-mail, "DHS is currently reviewing the proposal made by Canada to amend the Safe Third Country Agreement, but we have no decision to announce at this time."

The statement went on to say that border patrol agencies on both sides of the border collaborate on security efforts and that elements of the US government -- including Department of Homeland Security and the State Department -- are working closely with the government of Canada "to understand the evolving flow of northbound asylum seekers, including through joint CBP-CBSA analysis and collaboration by ICE and the State Department at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas."

Neither the American nor Canadian governments aqre taking seriously what appears to me to be a sensible proposal from the Conservative opposition. As it stands, the STCA requires asylum-seekers to make their claim in the first safe country they arrive in, unless they qualify for an exception spelled out in the agreement. It applies only to claimants trying to enter at official land border crossings, by train or at airports, which is why some are making the trek into Canada outside official crossing points.

Solution: Designate the entire border as an official crossing, so that border-jumpers caught sneaking through the brush can be arrested and immediately dumped back on the side from whence they came. That would benefit not just Canada but the Paranoid States of America too. Sadly, simple sensible solutions are not the kind which bureaucrats embrace easily or with joy. Expect the dithering to continue... along with the the flow of undesirable illegal aliens.

Monday, April 30, 2018

"Allahu akbar!" - Latest death toll from Armpitistan

For those keeping score, Islamic extremists knocked off nearly five dozen less extreme Muslims in attacks in Afghanistan over the weekend. Better there than here! Now the details.

Item 1:
A co-ordinated double suicide bombing hit beautiful downtown Kabul this morning (local time), killing 25 people and wounding 45. Among the deceased were an AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station, as well as four cops. The attack was the latest in a string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults that have struck the capital and other cities in the shithole country this year.

The blasts took place in the central Shash Darak area, the site of NATO headquarters and a number of embassies. The American embassy condemned the "savage bombings" and pledged continuing support for the Afghan "government" and people in their fight against terrorism. "Let us know if there's anything we can do to help," it said, "short of sending more than a few thousand troops back into the quagmire. One Vietnam in a century is enough."

Inspector Hassan bin-Sober of the Afghan police said the first suicide bomber was on a motor bike. The second attacker was on foot, pretending to be a journalist and mingling with the crowd of reporters that had rushed to the scene of the first attack. He then detonated his explosives, sending the journos and himself to the Muslim Paradise. "I saw journalists covered with blood, this time they targeted the media," a taxi driver named Mohammed told surviving meeja types. "When the explosion happened, everywhere was covered with dust and fire, it was so horrific scene" with bodies and body parts "thrown about on the street and the pavement."

Item 2: A couple of hours later, a suicide car bombing in the southern province of Kandahar killed 11 children. An Afghan official who gave his name as Mohammed said a suicide bomber targeted a NATO convoy in the district of Daman, but succeeded only in killing children from a religious school located by the roadside from where the explosion occurred. 16 people, including 5 NATO soldiers [Any Americans? Ed.] and 2 cops, were wounded.

The US embassy and NATO refrained from pledging further support or from making any comment at all. Which group of jihadis was responsible for the dastardly attack remains unclear, as no-one has stepped forward to say "We did it! We killed a bunch of kids!" However, the local ISIS affiliate and the more firmly established Taliban carry out regular attacks around the country, with the Taliban usually targeting the government and security forces and ISIS targeting members of the country's the Shia minority, whom the affiliate perceives as apostates.

Walt says (for the second time in one post), better there than here. Rather than wasting billions of dollars and the lives of NATO troops trying to referee the Muslim civil war, let `em duke it out, as long as they do it in their own arena!

FURTHER READING (added 1/5/18 - MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY!) - "'Failure strategy': How NATO won the Afghan war - and then lost Afghanistan", CBC commentator Murray Brewster's review of Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban, by Maj-Gen. (Ret'd) Dave Fraser, Royal Canadian Army. Excerpt: "There is, however, a larger cautionary tale being told in this book about political hubris — one the Trudeau government should heed as it prepares to plunge the country into a new peacekeeping mission in Mali...."

Saturday, April 28, 2018

VIDEO: Kansas City Bomber - actual footage

Nooooooooooo... this isn't about another instance of "Allahu akbar!" Can't blame you for thinking that though. Believe it or not, there was a time when a "bomber" could be someone other than a half-crazed Islamic extremist. For instance, it could be one of the half-crazed guys or gals taking part in that classic American sport -- roller derby!

A staple of Saturday afternoon TV sports programming in the 60s and 70s, roller derby had it all! It drew 1000s who watched the actors -- a better word than "athletes" -- go round and round and round on small banked tracks at Madison Square Garden and smaller arenas across the US of A and Canada.

Like so many aspects of North American culture, roller derby hit peak wackiness in the 1970s. You can still get a remarkably clear sense of what the decade was like by watching this trailer for Kansas City Bomber, a 1972 soap opera on wheels (and steroids?) featuring Walt's all-time favourite sex goddess, Raquel Welch.

I watched this one-and-a-half times before I figured out where I'd seen that guy playing the evil businessman. He's none other than Kevin McCarthy, who played essentially the same character, 17 years later, in the cult classic UHF. Gotta love these movies from the day when Hollywood turned out entertainment, not politically correct SJW propaganda.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Christian crosses ordered to be hung in all government offices

Really! But (Walt hears you ask) where? Surely not in the AABC countries (America, Australia, Britain and Canada). `Struth, mate...surely not. But this is in "post-Christian" western Europe, specifically... wait for it... Germany! Well, in Bavaria, the most Catholic of all German states. Really.

As one of his first acts in office, Markus Söder, Bavaria's newly sworn-in state premier, has ordered that crosses be hung in all government buildings in the southern German state, by June 1st. He called the move an "avowal of Bavarian identity and Christian values."

Herr Söder said the directive was not a violation of constitutional rules about religious neutrality, the Premier explained, because it was a symbol of "Bavarian identity" rather than religion. He told the meeja that after the cabinet meeting at which the decision was made, he had immediately gone out to hang a cross in the lobby of the state chancellery in Munich.

The directive applies only to buildings housing agencies of the state of Bavaria, including all courts and school classrooms, but not local district buildings or federal buildings, over which the Bavarian government has no authority. It comes amid heated public debate over the role of religion in Germany society. Angela Merkel publicly rebuked her interior minister, Horst Seehofer, earlier this year after he claimed "Islam has no place in Germany."

Herr Söder, leader of the Christian Social Union (the Bavarian sister party to Frau Merkel's Christian Democrats), took over the premiership from Herr Seehohofer when the latter joined Frau Merkel's hastily cobbled-together coalition government in March. In spite of the criticism of his Islamophile boss, Herr Seehofer has steadfastly refused to walk back his statement or change his views on the issue.

Walt says Herzliche Glückwünsche to both of the courageous Christian politicians. God bless them, and send us in the politically correct AABC countries some politicians who will stand up for the Faith of our fathers!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Pile of garbage collapses, kills 17 in shithole country

Nowadays Walt lives a lot further away from southern Africa than was once the case, and a good thing too. However, I do try to keep up with the news from the shithole countries of that region, for which I unaccountably retain a certain affection. Africa gets in your blood, I guess... and I don't mean that literally, thank God!

I've just received from Maputo, the capital of Moçambique, news of a disaster which befell certain residents around the middle of February. At least 17 people died and several others were injured in the improverished neighbourhood of Hulene, about six miles from the centre of othe capital. Hulene is -- not to put too fine a point on it -- a dump. Literally.

A garbage dump Hulene may be, but it's home to 100s of squatters who have built shanties there in defiance of local authorities. Like those who live in the Tondo district of Manila, residents of Hulene choose to do so because (if you'll excuse the expressin) the pickings are good there. The downside is the ever-present risk of disease and disaster, the latter including having the garbage slide down on you. Which is exactly what happened on February 18th when heavy rains caused a 48-foot-high heap of garbage to collapse, burying seven shacks along with their occupants.

A councillor for the municipal district told the meeja, "Up to now 17 dead bodies were recovered. We fear more might be unaccounted for. So we will keep searching for bodies buried underneath the garbage pile." As we used to say in Zimbabwe, "Shame!"

Walt tells this tragic tale not to make fun of these poor people but to point out to all the European and American do-gooders and SJWs the hopelessness of the Third World. Maputo is not the only city in Africa or Asia where land pressure leads some people to squat on land they do not own as they seek a better life in overcrowded urban centres. You can't convince them that they'd be better off at home in the rural areas, nor can anything be done to provide even a basic standard of living for everyone.

This is not the fault of the colonial powers nor of the white folks who now have a huge guilt trip laid on them by Western liberals and those in the foreign aid industry who do well by doing good. Helping the hundreds of millions of wretched people of the Third World shitholes is a worthy endeavour, but ultimately futile, and that's just a stone truth.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

UPDATED: Canuck Conservatives demand Liberals stop border jumpers

Yesterday, in "Trudeau's plan to reform Canadian immigration system", Walt told you that Québec's Immigration Minister warned Canada's federal government that, come summer, up to 400 "refugees" and asylum-seekers from shithole countries could be crossing into his province every day. And why wouldn't they, having heard about the Prime Minister of Canuckistan's "Give us your tired, your poor, your scum" tweet following the inauguration of President Trump.

Although Just In Trudeau's "Let them all in, as long as they promise to vote Liberal" stance is patently obvious, the government of Québec, which received 90% of the 20,593 illegal immigrants who entered Canada in 2017, has told the feds that they'd better help, because the province's education and social service agencies won't be able to cope with the influx.

Now the opposition Conservatives are entering the debate. Tory immigration critic Michelle Rempel today tabled a motion in the House of Commons urging the Liberal government to take "immediate action" to halt illegal border crossings, describing the flow of asylum-seekers from the USA as a "crisis without a plan." Things are so bad, said Ms Rempel, that the Mounties have had to work overtime and transfer staff from other parts of Canada to help with arduous tasks such as carrying the bags for the scores of "refugees" who arrive every day at the "unauthorized" border crossing near St-Bernard-de-Lacolle QC.

Ms Rempel told the (((controlled media))) today that she's worried that the absence of a more forceful response from the federal government to illegal border crossings could erode Canadians' support for immigration. "You're not going to get any argument from Canadians that we support immigration in this country," she said, prompting reporters to rewind their tapes to make sure they heard her correctly.

Without skipping a beat, Ms Rempel put herself firmly on the path of political correctness, adding, "My concern is that if the government does not take steps to rectify [its] failure to manage our borders, we are going to rapidly see Canadians lose that social licence for immigration, because there will be a lack of faith in the ability of the government to ensure planned and orderly migration."

The rest of her statement was inaudible due to howls of laughter and hoots of derision.

Toronto Mayor John Tory (Tory by name, Tory by politics) apparently heard that the Liberals are planning on diverting 1000s more "refugees" to the Wormy Apple and expressed grave concern in a statement reported today by CTV News. Mayor John Tory says that the city has reached the limit of its ability to provide shelter and other social supports to new refugee claimants arriving in Toronto, and is in "urgent need" of assistance from the federal and provincial governments (read: from all Canadians who pay taxes to the federal and provincial Liberal governments). Fancy that!

Toronto killer of 10 "seemed a little off"... that's all

The death toll in yesterday's mass murder in Toronto has risen to 10, with 15 wounded. Agent 3 has been following the story closely, looking for the connection with Islamic terrorism that almost everyone suspected immediately the story broke, since the weaponizing of rented trucks has practically been trademarked by ISIS.

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, who is Black [with a capital B, the latest PC style for people of the coloured persuasion. Ed.] flew back from a junket to New York and appeared on local TV around sunset to promise there would be "a fulsome answer" [sic] to questions about the perp's identity and motivation before the end of the day. Agent 3 took that to mean the boys in black were working the suspect over with rubber hoses, but of course it's not PC to say that. In any case, "government officials" were quoted on the late news as saying the massacre was "not part of any organized terrorist plot".

The weasel word there is "organized". That's like the answer I give when people ask me if I belong to an organized religion; I reply "No, I'm Catholic." When he heard that, Agent 3 surmised that the perp wasn't an official "soldier" of ISIS, but a freelance jihadi, perhaps a "radicalized yoof" who had gone to the Middle East to fight the infidels and returned to carry on the Islamic war against the Christian West on the enemy's turf. Well... errr... that's not how it turned out.

The driver of the white rental van, arrested on the scene by one (1) brave cop who ignored the man's request to "Shoot me! Shoot me!", is Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old student (for seven years, already) at Toronto's Seneca College. He was apparently raised, if not born, in the north Toronto area. From his name, I'm guessing his ancestry is Armenian, so if he has any religion, it's more likely to be Orthodox Christianity than Islam.

No cries of "Allahu akbar!" were heard, just "Kill me!" No ISIS flag or copy of the Quran was found in the van or at Mr Minassians home. No-one ever heard him say anything about geopolitics or the Islamic plot to rule the world. Those who were acquainted with the murderer are saying only that he was kind of a loner, kept to himself, and "seemed a little off." So it seems we can rule out any Islamic extremist motive. Why, then, did he do it? That brings us to the crazy part.

The Georgia Straight reported yesterday evening that Alek Minassian identified himself as part of "the incel rebellion". "What's that?", I hear you ask. The term is new to me too, but the Straight describes it as an obscure movement of men who describe themselves as involuntarily celibate, or "incel" for short. In other words, guys who can't get laid and are taking it out on society at large.

The Straight continues: The name of Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old resident of Richmond Hill, appeared alongside this Facebook post: "The Incel Rebellion has already begun. We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys. All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!" It was a reference to a 22-year-old Californa man who killed seven and injured 14 in a shooting and reckless-driving spree in Isla Vista, California, in 2014.

Prior to doing this, Rodger posted a YouTube video saying he was determined to punish women who had rejected him. Rodger described them as "Stacys" and men who were sexually active as "Chads". He died of self-inflicted wounds but not before he published a "manifesto" expressing his extreme contempt for interracial couples.

California, eh. And race, of course. The poison of the Golden State spreads not just across America but beyond its borders as well. If I were an Islamic extremist bent on using terrorism to purify Western society, I'd start with California, specifically Hollywood, the fount of all depravity. But then I'm just a simple old codger trying to survive in a quiet corner of the forest without having to defend myself against jihadis or nutbars driving white vans. God help me. And God help our sick, sick, sick society.

Further reading: "Toronto van suspect reportedly attended special needs program, made unusual noises", Fox News, 24/4/18. SPOILER ALERT: The noises were "meows". Saved you from reading the article. You're welcome.

Monday, April 23, 2018

VIDEO: At last?! "Allahu akbar!" hits Toronto? 9 dead, 16 injured

Toronto, Canada boasts about being the world's most diverse city in the world's most diverse country! "Diversity is our strength!" says Canuck Prime Minister Just In Trudeau, at every opportunity. Canada doesn't have enough Muslims, says his Minister of Refugees and Immigration, himself a Muslim Somali "refugee". "Bring more, bring more!"

Canada is the country whose courts refuse to allow the phrase "illegal immigrants", because (they say), there is nothing illegal about being an immigrant, even if they cross the border at an unauthorized point of entry, in an "irregular manner". (See previous story.) And it's the country whose politicians are incapable of uttering the words "Islamic" and "terrorism" in the same sentence. Which is why none of those words have been used, even in a speculative manner, in connection with an incident which occured just a few minutes ago.

All Toronto police are saying, so far, is that they have arrested a driver -- no identifying details whatever -- after a white van drove along a stretch of sidewalk near a main intersection in north Toronto, striking a number of pedestrians. We have video!

Inspector Knacker initially said 8 to 10 people were hit. An eye-witness said that he saw at least four bodies lying on the ground, covered with orange tarps which would suggest that they were dead. The van was stopped by police and the driver arrested, which would indicate that this was no accident.

Was the driver a Mohammed? What was his motive? Who will be the first to suggest that this just may be an act of terrorism? Stay tuned!

UPDATED at 1350
- Toronto Deputy Police Chief sez 9 dead, 16 injured. Doesn't sound like an accident, does it. But cops and politicos are tight-lipped, even though the perp is in custody. Toronto Mayor John Tory refused to answer questions after his presser. Perhaps he was mindful of M-103 and didn't want to say anything which would smack of Islamophobia.

Trudeau's plan to reform Canadian immigration system

As reported on WWW several times last year, hordes of non-white "refugees" and asylum-seekers have been pouring into Canada from the USA through an "unautorized entry point" not from a proper border crossing near St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, QC. They are being greeted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, whose function is to tell them that what they're doing is illegal, and if they cross the line in the sand [snow, shurely! Ed.] they will be detained and taken to Montréal, where they will be given food, clothing and accommodation for an indefinite period.

Last fall, the Minister of Refugees and Immigration -- a Somali refugee himself -- assured Canadians that once the cold winter weather set in, the numbers, which had been running at 150 per day in the summer, would fall. Not so. Earlier this month some 400 "refugees" from Haiti, Nigeria and other shithole countries crossed from the land of the free (etc) into Canuckistan, and were bused to Montréal to receive their Welcome Wagon hampers and welfare cheques.

Trouble is, Montréal and the province of Québec don't want them. Last Wednesday, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard called for help from the government of Canuck Prime Minister Just In Trudeau. According to the Toronto Red Star, M Couillard said Ottawa's response to his request for assistance on the refugee crisis reflects "a complete ignorance" of what's going on at the Lacolle border crossing.

"10/4!", said M Trudeau's minions, promising that the federal government will begin sending asylum-seekers directly to... wait for it... Ontario, if that is their preferred destination. Like Canada, Ontario is presently ruled by a Liberal government, that of proudly lesbian premier Kathleen Wynne, who is facing an election on June 7th, so is even more keen than Mr Socks to import some new Liberal voters.

A spokesthingy for Ontario Immigration Minister Laura Albanese said the province is working with Ottawa and Québec, but that it was too early to comment on details of how and where asylum-seekers might be transferred to Ontario. It's not clear yet whether the "refugees" will be flown, bused or sent on one of Canada's famous bullet trains, but those who indicate that they want to go to Toronto will soon be hustled out of Québec.

The City of Toronto (John Tory, prop.) is making plans to convert underused armories, schools, and hospitals into "refugee welcome centres". The city's normally pristine streets are being filled with dirt and debris, and loudspeakers installed to play recordings of gunfire and roosters crowing, so the newcomers can feel right at home.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

VIDEO: Simple exercises to keep your knees flexible

Agent 17 wrote to say that it has been a long time since we posted a video of African dancers. That is true. The only one still extant is in "Swaziland girls doing the reed dance -- VIDEO!", posted way back in 2012 to celebrate Canada Day! [Don't ask why. Ed.]

To help out, our agent sent along this excellent (and short -- one minute only) video of what appears to be a traditional dance from somewhere in west Africa. Anyone with better information about what it is should contact Ed. at the usual address, or just put it in the comments section which will open up if you click on the headline. Thanks.

And a big thank-you to Agent 17. Hope you recover soon from your efforts to keep up with the video!

"Allahu akbar!" in Afghanistan - ISIS kills scores as Americans stand by

It's "EMISSION ACCOMPLISHED!" for the American-led coalition in Afghanistan, as that wretched, so-called country plans to hold democratic elections in October. Between now and then -- i.e. for the next six months -- Armpitistan's so-called security forces will continue to struggle to prevent attacks by the country's ISIS affiliate as well as the more firmly established Taliban. Both groups are for some reason opposed to democratic elections, and regularly launch attacks, with the Taliban usually targeting the government and security forces, and ISIS targeting the country's Shia minority.

Reports coming over the mojo wire say that an ISIS suicide bomber struck a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital, Kabul, this morning, killing at least 57 people (and counting). A spokesthingy for the Public Health Ministry said another 112 people were wounded in today's attack. The Kabul police chief, General Daud "Idi" Amin, said the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. In a statement carried by its Aamaq news service, ISIS said it had targeted Shia "apostates".

If you live in Afraghanistsan and value your life, the last thing you want to do is go and register to vote. Last week, three cops responsible for guarding voter registration centres in two Afghan provinces were killed by Islamic militants. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, at least five people were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghlan province. A spokesthingy for the provincial police chief said four other people were wounded in the blast.

That was just today... so far! Yesterday, in Balkh province, a district police chief died of his wounds after being shot during a gunbattle with insurgents. A spokesthingy for the provincial police chief said around a dozen insurgents were also killed in the battle, which is still underway. The "insurgents" are reportedly members of the Taliban, who routinely attack police stations and plant roadside bombs (IEDs) targetting anyone who happens to be using the roads.

In the headline, I said "Americans [are standing] stand by". And so they are. About 15,000 US troops are in Armpitistan even as we speak. But wait (I hear you say), didn't President 0 bring our boys (and girls) home in 2014? Errr, no. He started "drawing down" US forces in 2014 but, as with so many other things, never quite got the job done. When President Trump took over 15 months ago, some 10,000 Yankee imperialists remained in country. In "The Forever War", Newsweek reported in November that 15,000 US troops were still in Afghanistan. And the Washington Post said in January that more would likely be sent this spring.

The problem is [Wapo, again] that no-one seems quite sure what they're doing there! Sending in the Marines is one thing, deploying them effectively quite another. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner's forces in Helmand province saw indirect enemy fire about 20 times over the last few months. None of them earned the Combat Action Ribbon, a culturally important award in the service that recognizes those "who have actively participated in ground or surface combat", including facing firefights and roadside bomb explosions.

Keeping 15,000 American boys (and girls) in that shithole country is costing American taxpayers millions of dollars every day. If they're not doing anything, why not bring them home? All of them! That's Walt's innocent question of the day. Ask it of your Congressman (or Congresswoman) next time you see him (or her). Let me know if you get a sensible answer.

Tanya Granic Allen wins PC nomination; bring on the election!

For those who don't follow Ontario politics, "PC" stands for Progressive Conservative, the oxymoronical name the province's centrist party chose for itself long before "PC" (Political Correctness) became the bane of true conservatives.

The very photogenic Tanya Granic Allen, last mentioned here in March, is defiantly un-PC, in the latter sense, but is now the official PC candidate for the riding of Mississauga Centre in the June 7th provincial election.

Yesterday she won the party's nomination, defeating three other candidate wannabes (including a Muslim), in the "ethnically diverse" riding. If you look closely, you might spot one of Walt's agents in the crowd of supporters.

A strong social conservative, Mrs Granic Allen is a past president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), an advocacy group fighting against the Liberal government's pro-queer sex education agenda. She also advises various organizations including the Catholic Civil Rights League of Canada, and Campaign Life Coalition. In 2014, she was invested as Dame of Magistral Grace in The Order of Malta.

During the recent PC leadership contest, Mrs Granic Allen spoke out against the Liberals' sex education curriculum, once saying that the decline in elementary school students' math scores was the result of discussing anal sex in the classroom. This month she came under fire from the usual gang of "progressive thinkers" and SJWs for comments she made online in 2013 and 2014. Speaking about Québec's proposed Charter of Values, Mrs Granic Allen said she opposed the niqab and burka, saying people shouldn't "dress like bank robbers when going to vote" or "ninjas when going on an afternoon stroll."

She cited an attack on two teenage girls in Zanzibar "yet another reason not to vacation in a Muslim country." And in 2014 she tweeted in 2014 that the Queen should not allow gay marriage in England. The Queen's reply is not a matter of record.

Walt joins Doug Ford in congratulating Tanya Granic Allen on being nominated. But that's just the first step in making her strong voice for Canadian Christian values heard in the Ontario legislature. The second challenge is getting her elected in a riding where white, born-in-Canada Christians are in the minority. If you're a resident of Ontario -- of Mississauga Centre in particular -- and would like to help, visit her website or click here to send an e-mail to the campaign team. Good luck, Tanya!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hungarians reject (((Soros))) for second time in a month

This weekend Breitbart News reported that a majority of Hungarians support Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's "Anti-Soros university law", which would force foreign universities, such as the (((George Soros)))-founded Central European University (CEU) to adhere to new regulations.

A poll conducted by the Századvég Foundation found that 70% of Hungarians support amendments to the Higher Education Act which would oblige foreign universities issuing degrees in Hungary to observe Hungarian regulations. The CEU was targetted because it was allowed to give out both Hungarian and American diplomas while not operating a campus in the USA.

Today, the left-wing billionaire admitted defeat, as CEU announced plans to move from Budapest to Vienna, in neighbouring Austria. The Deputy Rector of CEU said the university had already signed an agreement with a landlord in Vienna, but the administration was still hoping they would not have to move as they had set up a branch in New York state, as requested by the Hungarian government.

At a press conference earlier this week, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the government had yet to make a final decision on the fate of the university. As reported here, his Fidesz party won a massive two-thirds majority in the Hungarian parliament. Fidesz campaigned against the influence of foreign NGOs, many of which are part of the network of (((George Soros))) -- aka (((Gyorgy Schwartz))) -- and his Open Society Foundation.

Prime Minister Orbán has long denounced the billionaire's influence on the migration policies of the European Union claiming that the "Soros Plan" would see millions of migrants enter Europe. "The Soros network has an extensive sphere of influence within the European Parliament and other EU bodies," Mr. Orbán said last October, adding: "Its aim is to build a Europe of mixed population and to condemn the Hungarian government for opposing their view on migration."

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

VIDEO Book review: Un selfie avec Justin Trudeau

As Walt told you on Washington's Birthday [Uh, Walt... not any more. Ed.], Canadian Prime Minister Just In Trudeau has a problem. With each passing day, it looks and sounds more and more like "Junior" is fast becoming one of the least popular people in Canada. Even his own Liberal party is fed up with Prime Minister Selfie.

According to Sun newspapers' columnist Anthony Furey, a growing chorus of disenchanted Liberals are screwing up the country ["screwing up their courage", shurely! Ed.] to criticize the PM. And now there's a book -- Un selfie avec Justin Trudeau -- by Jocelyn Coulon. Since I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy yet, I leave it to Mr Furey to give you a quick review.

Further reading: If you read French, here's an excerpt published in La Presse, entitled (translated) "The fall of the minister".
And here's the blurb from Not that it'll do me any good, but tell `em Walt sent ya!

Monday, April 16, 2018

VIDEO: TV commercials of the year

Acidulous readers ["assiduous", shurely! Ed.] of WWW know that Walt likes, from time to time, to post TV commercials which are funny or creative or stupid, or any two of those three. Every now and then we give out our TV commercial of the year award. Click here to see who won the prestigious "Wally" for 2017.

Since that post is only a month old, you may be surprised to see "TV commercial of the year" in today's header. Ah, but I didn't say what year! The year is, in fact, 1962. Murray Westgate compares a 1919 headlamp with modern Atlas products which improve visibility, such as Arctic wiper blades, solvent, ice remover and headlights, sold at Imperial Esso gas stations across Canada. Spoiler alert! Mr Westgate wasn't really an Esso dealer, just a pitchman, but what a fine pitchman he was!

Murray Westgate was there for the start of television in Canada in 1952. With a welcoming smile, friendly eyes and soothing baritone, he was Canada's original TV pitchman. Dressed as a neighbourhood Esso station attendant -- complete with crisp black bow tie and peaked cap -- he extolled the virtues of Imperial Oil in live 90-second commercials, broadcast during Hockey Night in Canada, the country's longest-running TV show.

Mr Westgate also introduced the Hot Stove League -- the panel really did sit around a wood stove -- and it wouldn't have been viewed as unusual for him to become part of the hockey talk. He'd also do the sign off at the end of the night. The HNIC telecasts broadcasts had about two million viewers every Saturday night, remarkable for a country of about 14.5 million at the time when Canada was still the Great White North.

Now he is celebrating a milestone of his own, turning 100 today! Walt and Poor Len [and Ed.! Ed.] wish Murray a HAPPY CENTENARY!

Footnote from Ed.: I have unable to verify the accuracy of the old story that Mr Westgate, arriving for work one night a little tired and emotional, told viewers to drive into their "nearby Imperial Asshole station".

Sunday, April 15, 2018

You call this journalism? - Fox 59, Indianapolis

The previous post, about the kirpan fight at the Sikh gurdwara in Greenwood IN, came from the Fox 59 website. Fox 59 covers Indiana like the dew, and its "reporters" are paragons of American journalism, as she is practised these days. Browsing the site, Ed. found the following story, which we republish in its entirety, exactly as written by the Fox newshounds.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man died after a shooting at an Indianapolis strip club early Wednesday.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan police, officers were dispatched in response to a disturbance at Senate and Morris around 3 a.m. They arrived to find a man dead from a gunshot wound in a parking lot near Lenny’s Gentlemen’s Club at 255 W. Morris St.

Employees said a number of people were involved and the disturbance spilled outside. A 43-year-old man fired a shot and was detained for questioning, police said.

The victim was identified by the Marion County Coroner’s office as John T. Doe, 21.

Investigators are trying to piece together what led to the shooting and were interviewing several witnesses about the case. IMPD said the crime scene was contained to the business.

IMPD said the case is currently classified as a death investigation.