Monday, July 30, 2018

VIDEO: "Illegal free rider not invited!" Into Canada? Really?

Canada has two mid-sized cities in which the majority of the populace is Chinese-Canadian, meaning (mostly) legal immigrants from China or their descendants, the latter being known to each other as "CBCs" -- Canadian-born Chinese. The two cities are Richmond BC, a bedroom community to Vancouver, and Markham ON, part of the soi-disant Greater Toronto Area.

Rumours fly thick and fast in the Chinese-Canadian community, and none has flown higher and faster in recent times than a story that Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti [How did an Italian-Canadian get to be mayor of Markam? Ed.] is planning to house 5000 of the illegal border jumpers that Canuck Prime Minister Just In Trudeau, in a colossally stupid display of virtue-signalling, invited into the Great No-longer-white North following the inauguration of President Trump. See "A refugee camp? In Canada?! Yes, really!!", WWW 6/5/18 and "Canuck MP puts cost of welcoming illegals at C$90 million", WWW 22/7/18 (includes video).

Even though Mayor Scarpitti was quick to deny the rumour -- he's up for re-election in October! -- angry Chinese-Canadians organized a protest, held this past Saturday in front of the Markham Civic Centre. Apparently the Chinese are not as polite or as docile as other Canadians, for they had the temerity to express their feelings both vocally and in writing. Several signs said "Say NO to Mayor Frank!", while others, referring to the previous weekend's shootings in Toronto's Greektown, read "Do Not Let Tragedy Happen In Markham." Other signs read "MARKHAM SAY NO TO ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSERS" and "ILLEGAL FREE RIDER NOT INVITED." And there was this one.

Not surprisingly, to those who know Toronto -- proud of the diversity that's killing it -- the protest was met with a counter-protest hastily organized (as the signs show) by the leftist Canadian Union of Public Employees. The snivel servants are supporters of the socialist NDP, which included in its platform in the recent Ontario election a promise to turn the entire province into a sanctuary.

Protesters met counter-protesters, with the local police stepping in to referee, and the chaotic scene was captured by Ming Pao Daily News. Warning! This video contains violence and (according to Agent 78) coarse language. 

The protester addressing the crowd in Mandarin described the question of Canada’s response to asylum-seekers as a public safety issue. "It should not be this way," she said, seemingly on the verge of angry tears. "You [the government] have to make sure that we’re safe." Walt wishes her and all the others opposed to importing terrorism and hatred rotsa ruck.

MH370: "Third party interference" (= hijacking?) can't be ruled out

Walt is still following the investigation into what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared somewhere over -- or into -- the Indian Ocean on 8 March 2014. Today, investigators released yet another report on their findings, which so far have amounted to, errr, just a tad more than nothing. Today's report says the controls of the Boeing 777 were likely "deliberately manipulated" to take it off course, but they were not able to determine who was responsible.

Thus the aviation experts reached no conclusion about what happened aboard the plane that vanished with 239 people on board en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, leaving one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries unsolved. Kok Soo Chon, head of the safety investigation team, told the meeja "The answer can only be conclusive if the wreckage is found."

Walt suggests (again) that the wreckage won't be found until hunters stop looking in the southeastern part of the Indian Ocean (off the west coast of Australia) and start looking in the western part. The bits of debris found to date have all been located on the shores of southern Africa and nearby islands. See "New search for MH370 - Walt's advice on how to get answers", WWW 6/1/18.

Experts believe someone may have deliberately switched off MH370's transponder before diverting it over the Indian Ocean. There has been speculation that either the pilot or the co-pilot did that, and then flew the aircraft into the sea in an act of murder suicide. Mr Kok-up thinks not. "We are not of the opinion it could have been an event committed by the pilots," he said, but added they were not ruling out any possibility since the in-air turn back was done manually and the systems in the plane were also manually turned off.

Who else might have done it, then? Said Mr Kok, “We cannot exclude that there was an unlawful interference by a third party." Perhaps he and his colleagues have read "Could MH370 have been hacked? It's possible!", WWW 12/6/18. If not, they should!

UPDATE ADDED 31/7/18: Fox News reports that Malaysia's civil aviation chief resigned today, taking responsibility for shortcomings during the disappearance of MH370. Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said in a statement the report referred to above showed failures by Kuala Lumpur air traffic control to comply with standard procedures.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

VIDEO: Saint James Matamoros, Spain needs you again!

One of our agents, whose name saint is James the Greater, reminded me that I didn't say anything about the Saint on his feast day, July 25th. I can only plead being preoccupied with the shooting in Toronto's Greektown, which was the evil work of an allegedly deranged Muslim who some suspect of being, if not a full-fledged jihadi, at least in sympathy with ISIS.

I thought about Saint James earlier today, as I was writing "Spain said they'd take 'refugees' Italy refused. Guess what happened?" As this short video from the good folks at The Remnant explains, it was Saint James ("Santiago" in Spanish) Matamoros (= "killer of Moors") who led the Christian Spanish to victory over the Muslim invaders from Morocco (so, "Moors") at the Battle of Clavijo in 844.

Now that the left-wing Spanish government has started welcoming boatloads of Muslim invaders, disguised as "refugees", into the land from which the Moors were finally expelled in 1492, pilgrimages to Santiago Compostela and many prayers to Saint James Matamoros, patron of Spain, seem very much in order.

Further reading: "St. James the Greater, 'Slayer of the Moors'", WWW 24/7/18. If you didn't quite follow what the narrator was saying in the video, you'll find this post a useful recap in text form.

UPDATED: Spain takes "refugees" Italy refused, with predictable results

In mid-June, the new Italian government, elected on an anti-immigrant platform, put its foot down and refusesd to allow a boatload of bogus "refugees" -- economic migrants, really -- to dump its cargo of mostly black, mostly Muslim third-worlders on Italian shores. See "New Italian government turns back boatload of 'refugees'", WWW 11/6/18. "Enough is enough!" said Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. "Saving lives is a duty, but transforming Italy into an enormous refugee camp isn't. We're closing the ports!"

After much hand-wringing and tut-tutting by the EU, the Vatican and the usual gang of SJWs, Spain finally agreed to take the 269 "refugees", but only temporarily of course, since they expected the itinerant welfare-seekers to move on to places which offered more generous benefits. Like Sweden, or Britain, or Angela Merkel's Germany, where Willkommenskultur reigns supreme, in spite of the feelings of the German people.

So Spain took them. And guess what? The word got out! "Hey, fellow asylum-seekers! Set your boats of a northwest course. Spain is the new Canada!" Surprise, surprise for the Spaniards, and not a pleasant one either. This weekend Spain's coastguard union warned that the service was "completely overwhelmed" by a dramatic rise in the number of migrant crossings. The "extraordinary upturn" in arrivals meant "an absolute overflow of work" for maritime rescue centres, the union said, issuing an urgent call for more resources to help it cope with the "massive arrival of immigrants" on the country's shores.

On Friday morning alone, the Spanish coastguard pulled 627 people from 35 rafts in the Strait of Gibraltar yesterday morning, bringing arrivals to more than 2000 this week. Dozens more were also picked up in Murcia, Majorca and Alicante. By an accident of history, Spain still owns two tiny enclaves on the coast of north Africa. On Thursday, more than 600 border-jumpers forced their way through the border fence at one of them -- Ceuta. The unions representing the Spanish Civil guard called the incursions "well-planned" and "of unprecedented violence".

In the Spanish province of Andalusia, authorities are sounding the alarm over the surge in arrivals, noting that reception centres are saturated and migrants being forced to sleep in converted sports halls, on boats and in one case on a police station patio. Spain is now the largest gateway for migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, with 20,992 people having landed so far this year. That's 3000 more, now, than have landed in Italy in the same time period. A week earlier the difference was about 200.

The Spanish government blames the increase on the crackdown on the Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy. The fact that, like Canada's gaga Prime Minister Trudeau, they rolled out the welcome mat for "refugees" who now turn out to be not so welcome, had nothing to do with the crisis.

UPDATE ADDED 1/8/18 - Further reading: "Boat Migrants Down 80 Percent in Populist Italy, up 350 Percent in Socialist Spain", Breitbart News 1/8/18 - The number of migrant sea arrivals in populist Italy, so far in 2018, is down 80 percent compared to last year, whilst surging by over 350 percent in the same period in socialist Spain.

Three doctor stories to brighten your Sunday

It's been an intense week here in Lake Woebegon. [Don't forget about the Copyright Act. Ed.] OK... It's been an intense week all over the world, what with global warming (Maybe there is something to that!), #MeToo (Helloo dere, Les Moonves!), and Islamic jihadists killing scores of people (mostly Muslims, to be sure) in the usual shitholes. And that's not even counting outbreaks of Trump Derangement Syndrome over some meeting in some Tower. One of Walt's assiduous (and sometimes acidulous) agents thinks we need a bit of humour to get us through Sunday, and has submitted the following stories, which for some reason all involve kindly family doctors.

A doctor was addressing a large audience in Saint Petersburg (God's waiting room). "The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water.
"However, there is one thing that's the most dangerous of all, and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?"
After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, "Wedding cake."

The mother of a 17-year-old girl was concerned that her daughter was having sex. Worried the girl might become pregnant and lower the family’s in the community, she consulted the family doctor. The doctor told her that teenagers today were very willful and any attempt to stop the girl would probably result in rebellion. He then told her to arrange for her daughter to be put on birth control and until then, talk to her and give her a box of condoms.
Later that evening, as her daughter was preparing for a date, the mother told her about the situation and handed her a box of condoms. The girl burst out laughing and reached over to hug her mother, saying, "Oh Mom! You don't have to worry about that! I'm dating Susan!"

A mother took her six-year-old son to the doctor. With some hesitation, they explained that although their little angel appeared to be in good health, they were concerned about his rather small penis. After examining the child, the doctor confidently declared, "Just feed him pancakes. That should solve the problem."
The next morning when the boy arrived at breakfast, there was a large stack of warm pancakes in the middle of the table. "Gee, Mom," he exclaimed, "for me?"
"Just take two," Brenda replied. "The rest are for your father."

Thanks to our esteemed agent (so called on account of he travels on an esteem train) and all the good doctors out there.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Guess who opposes display of crucifixes in Italian public buildings?

As any fan of Dracula, Twilight or other films about vampires knows, the mere sight of a crucifix, or even a simple cross, will scare off vampires and other beings from the nether regions. It probably works on Muslims too. As reported here in April, Markus Söder, Bavaria's newly sworn-in state premier, ordered that, effective June 1st, Christian crosses must be hung in all government buildings in the southern German state, as an "avowal of Bavarian identity and Christian values." The usual gang of secular humanists and anti-Christian SJWs reacted accordingly, but lo, it was done.

Now the newly-formed populist government of Italy has tabled similar legislation. When passed, the law will require a crucifix to be displayed in all public spaces and institutions, including ports (where "refugees" and asylum-seekers will land) and universities. Violators will be fined up to 1000 euros. The policy, if not the law itself, is not new. It has been challenged before, by the usual gang of etc etc, who were dismayed when, in 2011, the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of the policy. Sounds to me like a good idea to remind citizens and migrants alike that Italy is (in theory at least) a Christian country.

There are, of course, many who disagree. One of the leaders of the usual gang is none other than the Holy Father, Pope Francis, currently bidding for instant sainthood the moment he shuffles off this mortal coil by pandering to the Muslims, the Jews, the Protestants and just about everyone except traditional Catholics.

It will be remembered that Francis was a Jesuit. When Pope Bergoglio wishes to say something, yet not say it, he plays Edgar Bergen to the Charlie McCarthy of (on this occasion) Rev. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor of the Jesuit magazine Civilta Cattolica.

Father Spadaro, often described as a "key adviser" to Pope Francis [Maybe Spadaro is Bergen? Ed.], has criticized the proposed legislation, saying that "if you remove the [religious] symbolism from the becomes a parody." He did not explain exactly how displaying a crucifix outside a church removes its religious symbolism. That was left as unclear as, errr, a typical Franciscan pronouncement.

Another so-called Catholic magazine, Famiglia Cristiana, this week published an issue featuring a cover shot of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and the warning "Retreat, Salvini!" (That was written in Latin, very unusual for a progressive Catholic publication.) Sgr Salvini said the magazine cover was in bad taste, telling the ANSA news agency, "I'm the last among good Christians, but I don't think I deserve this."

The latest attack on Sgr Salvini underscores the growing divide between the Catholic hierarchy and the faithful laypeople. While a number of prelates have publicly voiced opposition to the new government’s attempts to rein in rampant illegal migration, polls indicate that Sgr Salvini is the most trusted politician in the country, and his immigration policy has garnered broad support.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Walmart shopper finally sees the light!

When I feel my life is kind of sad, I check out People of Walmart and say to myself "Things could be worse. Look at these poor bastards!" Here's a photo that tickled my funny bone today.

Blogger's comment: Finally someone has seen the light while inside Walmart!!!!

"Allahu akbar!" ISIS claims responsibility for Greektown shooting

One of Canada's "independent" broadcasters scooped the state-owned Canadian Broadcorping Castration a few minutes ago with a report that ISIS (or ISIL or IS or the Islamic State -- whatever) has claimed responsibility for Sunday night's mass shooting in Toronto's Greektown. However, they have not provided any evidence or support for the unsubstantiated claim.

CTV is passing on a Reuters report which quotes a statement released by the Islamic terrorists' AMAQ news agency, which referred to 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, pictured, as "a soldier of the Islamic State" who "carried out the attack in response to calls to target the citizens of the coalition countries." That's pretty much a set-in-cold-type statement from ISIS, which regularly claims responsibility for attacks carried out in the West, but those attacks are not always found to be inspired or directed by the terrorist organization.

The CBC may be a bit slow to pick up this story, since it contradicts the official Liberal government line, parroted just yesterday by Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety [sic], that the matter was being investigated by Toronto police (read: not by the feds) and that neither the "incident" nor Mr Hussain were in any way "connected with national security". I've never understood why poor ole Ralph, a nice guy from Saskatchewan, has to carry the can on the terrorism file. Why don't they ask Just In Trudeau or the Somali-born Minister of Refugees &c [sic].

Toronto police, meanwhile, have come up with a theory about where Mr Hussain got his gun. As Walt told you, the Thorncliffe Park area of Toronto, where the family lived, is infested with "refugees" and with gangs of Afghans and other scum. Mr Hussain's older brother (who is conveniently can't be interviewed, since he's in hospital in a coma) had ties to one of those gangs, Inspector Knacker says, and probably gave the gun to his kid brother.

The cops have executed a search warrant in the Pakistani family's apartment on the 7th floor of the refugee camp at 43 Thorncliffe Park and are expected to have something more to say in the next day or two about what they found.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Toronto Greektown shooter ID'd, Walt's suspicions confirmed!

As reported on WWW this morning, Toronto Mayor John Tory warned the public not to jump to any conclusions regarding the identity or motive of the olive-skinned, bearded man who shot 16 people in the city's Greektown district last night. Walt jumped anyway and, in defiance of M-103, had the temerity to suggest that the perp might be a follower of Mohammed, and the shooting an act of Islamic terrorism.

The politicians, police and (((controlled media))) (Hello, CBC!) knew immediately the identity, ethnicity, religion and citizenship status of the killer, but managed to keep a lid on it until 1730 EDT, when they finally caved in to public pressure and named him as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain (no relation to you-know-who of the Somali-Canadian Minister of Refugees &c), who lived with his parents in the Thorncliffe Park district of Toronto. That area is home to 1000s of "refugees" from Somalia, Pakistan and other shitholes, but nothing has been said yet about how Mr Hussain came to Canuckistan or his status in the alleged country.

Nor has anything been said, as yet, about Mr Hussain's motive. His family came from Pakistan, a hotbed of militant Islamic terror. He was a follower of the Prophet, of course, so don't be suprised if he was acting as a jihadi, a good soldier of ISIS. Don't be surprised, also, when the lamestream media starts making excuses, as portrayed here.

The official line was revealed within minutes of the police identification of the killer, with the release of a statement, in perfect English, from the boy's parents, who said that he had been suffering for a long time with mental health issues. And so on. Nothing to do with Islam or ISIS or anything like that. Everyone knows there's no danger from Islamic terrorists, eh. Not in good old Canada, which welcomes all those fleeing oppression, particularly those who are barred from entering the USA by the evil Trump!

Lifetime pct .991. Stay tuned for more.

MSM News: "Don't jump to conclusions!" (etc etc)

By the sheerest coincidence, this excellent cartoon appeared on Blazing Cat Fur (highly recommended!) just in time for last night's shooting in Toronto's Greektown. See this morning's first post, below.

Of course we mustn't jump to conclusions! LMAO

VIDEOS: UPDATED! Non-gangsta gunman shoots 14 in Toronto

Here's something you don't see every day... and thank God for that! Copied from Canada's Global News, this is a video taken in Toronto's Greektown last night.

The gunman unloaded his firearm into a crowded restaurant, killing two and injuring 12. (This is a developing story. Numbers may change.) The murderer is also dead, whether by his own hand or shot by police is unclear.

Also unclear -- because Toronto's finest won't say -- is the identity of the killer, described as being 29 years old and, errr, that's it. Walt notes that the shooter is not wearing the hoodie which is standard issue for Toronto's legion of gangstas. You can see his face pretty clearly. He is (a) bearded and (b) not black. Is it too soon to jump to a conclusion? Certainly this is not the typical black-on-black shooting which occurs in certain Toronto `hoods (Gooood mornin', Jane-Finch!) with astonishing regularity.

Which brings us to motive. The copz aren't saying anything about that either and the gunman himself isn't talking, by reason of being deceased. Let's be brave -- to hell with M-103 -- and follow my first conclusion to another one. A bearded whitish guy opening fire into a crowd. What was going on there? Could it be what the politically correct politicians call a "terrorist incident"? (It is customary in Canada and western Europe not to preface that phrase with adjectives like "Muslim" or "Islamic".)

So far there are no reports of shouts of "Allahu akbar!" being heard, and in the video you can't hear the murderer yelling anything. An eyewitness told Global News that the gunman shot a woman multiple times as she was trying to run away, killing her. "It was horrible," said the witness. "You don't expect this on Danforth of all places. But the guy...had this look on his face, while I saw his profile, like he was screaming at something and shooting."

"Screaming at something", eh. If I were a betting man, I know which way I'd play this. But here's a clip of the Mayor of Toronto -- Tory by name but liberal by nature -- warning us not to jump to conclusions! LOL

Meanwhile, in other news, the government of Canuckistan announced yesterday that it would welcome another 200 Syrian "refugees" -- Muslims, of course -- who are fleeing the civil war in that shithole, now that Assad has pretty much won. But these are not your average "refugees". These are "White Helmets", who have been "giving humanitarian support" to the anti-Assad rebels. Is there any possibility that they will continue the fight from their sanctuary in Canada? Don't be silly!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

VIDEO: Canuck MP puts cost of welcoming illegals at C$90 million

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, PC, MP, is the Conservative member of Parliament for the electoral riding of Calgary Nose Hill, which she has represented since the federal election of 2015. Prior to this, she served as the MP for Calgary Centre-North. On November 20, 2015 she was appointed as official Opposition critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Ms Rempel is a "moderate conservative", not a racist, not a member of the so-called alt-Right (a term used by Liberals to demonize anyone who doesn't agree with their "politics of inclusion"). She opposes the Liberal policy of welcoming all "refugees", asylum-seekers and other riff-raff who can somehow make it across the World's Longest Undefended Border -- and how "undefended" it is!!! -- not because of the race or religion of the border jumpers, but because of the enormous cost of "processing", feeding, clothing and housing the 10s of 1000s who are flooding into what can only be described as the land of suckers. Watch the video.

Footnote: C$90,000,000 = about $68,400,000 in real money. That's a pretty heavy price Canucks are paying for Just In Trudeau's "politics of inclusion and diversity". But hey, "diversity is our strength"... EH?!

Further viewing: "How many illegal border crossers have been removed from Canada by Justin Trudeau?", an earlier (30/5/18) video posted by Ms Rempel. Hope I won't get #MeTood for saying that she looks mighty fine in this one! Reminds me a bit of Ann Coulter.

Friday, July 20, 2018

UPDATED: "Allahu akbar!" in Merkeland... again?

Walt can't be certain on this one, since die Polizei are being characteristically tight-lipped [and ashen-faced? Ed.], but initial reporters out of Lübeck, Germany, suggest that a terror attack in which 12 people were injured may be the work of a fanatcial Islamist. No-one has yet reported hearing cries of "Allahu akbar!" but German media are under instructions not to publish mere details like that, for fear of provoking still more Islamphopbia amongst a people sick, sore and tired or Angela Merkel's Willkommenskultur.

The local paper, Lübecker Nachrichten reports that a suspect attacked passengers with a knife onboard a busy bus, in the Kücknitz district of the northern German city. Inspektor Katzenjammer of the state police said that authorities were still trying to determine the circumstances of the attack. "Nobody was killed," a press release stated. "The perpetrator was overpowered and is now in police custody."

AP quoted Ulla Hingst, a spokesthingy for state prosecutors, as saying that police are investigating a suspicious rucksack. "Nothing can be ruled out, including a terrorist background," she said. The local cops tweeted, "We ask for your understanding that we cannot provide any information about the identity of the suspect at the moment."

No "authorities" -- prosecutors, police, first responders or anyone else -- has dared to whisper words like "asylum-seeker", "refugee", "North African", "Muslim", or "Islamic terrorist". Walt is surely not the only person, though, who remembers that, in December 2016, 12 people were killed in Berlin when a Tunisian with links to Islamist militants ploughed into a crowded Christmas marketplace. Walt predicts that a similar connection will be revealed in this case... but later... and very quietly. Lifetime pct .990.

UPDATE ADDED 21/7/18: Die Polizei today issued a statement (on Twitter!) as follows: "The identity of the perpetrator has been clarified: a 34-year-old German citizen resident in Lübeck. There are currently no indications the man was political radicalized and no signs of a terrorist background." They later clarified that the suspect was a German citizen who was born in, errr, Iran. So that's all right then.

UPDATED: Understanding geopolitics with the help of "1984"

I'm having trouble figuring this out. President Trump went to Helsinki and had a meeting with President Putin. After the meeting POTUS said (when you add it all up) that, even though American "intelligence" said otherwise, he was taking Mr Putin's word for it that the Russians didn't meddle in the 2016 presidential election. "Why would it be the Russians?", he asked, then "Why wouldn't it be the Russians?" He didn't know at the time -- it was Obama who received the PDBs, eh -- and doesn't know now.

Now the usual gang of gliberals, Democratic socialists, antifa Nazis and media stars are calling the President a traitor -- literally -- and unpatriotic for suggesting that the CIA and "military intelligence" (an oxymoron, for sure) might have been wrong on this one. If you think American "intelligence" never makes a mistake, perhaps you'd be interested in some of this yellowcake I can get for you, cheap! In spite of the ongoing witchhunt in Washington, nobody can say for sure what the Russians did or didn't do in the runup to the election. The thing sure is that what the Russians did (if anything) didn't have much effect (if any) on the result. The Democrats and other "resisters" are still in denial that the American people chose The Donald over Crooked Hillary.

What, I wonder, do the anti-Trumpers think POTUS should have done at the historic meeting. Should he have pulled a Glock out of his pocket and shot the Russki-in-Chief in the face, like Michael Corleone in The Godfather? Of course not. He'd have been recognized!

Now the blaze in the anti-Trumpers hair has become an inferno because President Trump has invited President Putin to come and have a chat at the White House. With confusion still swirling around what the two men discussed behind closed doors in Helsinki, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said it’s important to "deal with the results" of their first summit before jumping too fast into a new one. But, he said, "Russia is always open to such proposals. We are ready for discussions on this subject."

Which is as it should be. Seems to me we're losing sight of the importance of the meeting itself. When the heads of two of the world's three super-powers sit down to talk, something good may come of it, or not, but, as Churchill supposedly said, "Jaw-jaw is better than war-war." [In fact it was one of Churchill's successors, Harold Macmillan, who put it exactly that way. According to his official biographer, Churchill's words were, "Meeting jaw to jaw is better than war." Ed.]

Those folks -- especially Republicans -- who criticize President Trump for making nice with President Putin should keep in mind that American foreign policy was badly in need of a reset after eight years of Obamian dithering and wimpishness, and POTUS is leading the much-needed change in direction.

This summer alone, he has stood up for America, to the discomfort of its "allies", at the G7 and NATO summits, sat eyeball-to-eyeball with Kim Jong-un (something no-one thought possible) and now in serious talks with the Russian president about Syria, the Ukraine and other matters of vital importance. All that and all POTUS gets is grief. Obama was only a few weeks into his presidensity, had done nothing (and never did) and what did they give him? The Nobel fucking prize!

The present geopolitical situation reminds me of that described by George Orwell in 1984. Writing at the beginning of the Cold War, Orwell predicted that, come the iconic year, the world would be divided into three super-states:
Oceania -- including all of the Americas, southern Africa, Australia and the British Isles, the main location for the novel
Eurasia -- Europe and most of the old Soviet Union, plus a little chunk of the Middle East
Eastasia -- Japan, Korea, China and northern India.

The three states are in a perpetual state of warfare -- sometimes two against one, sometimes all three against each other. These wars are fought in the disputed territories, running from North Africa over the Middle East and southern India to Southeast Asia. Orwell's gift of prescience is spooky, isn't it?

There's not much "super" to Orwell's super-states except their size. All three are totalitarian dictatorships.

Oceania's ideology is Ingsoc -- English Socialism, of the kind now being espoused by "socialist democrats" like Bernie Sanders and the latest political rock star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Eurasia's state creed is Neo-Bolshevism, not unlike what Russia has today under the Putin régime.
Eastasia's politics and religion are blended into the Obliteration of the Self, something like the Buddhist-inspired fascism you might find (so they say) in today's Myanmar or Thailand.

These ideologies are very similar one to another, but the "proles" -- the common people -- are told the opposite.  "Of course the Russians hate our American values! If you're not against Russia, you must be against America!" Sound familiar?

Orwell suggests that the conflicts between the super-states may not be real at all. It's clear that the media of Oceania are completely one-sided and in the habit of fabricating "facts" -- fake news! A dissident book central to the plot of 1984 suggests the two other powers may actually be a fabrication of the government of Oceania, which would make it the government of the entire world. An alternative theory is that "Airstrip One" (the British Isles) is not an outpost of a greater empire, but the sole territory under the command of Ingsoc, which fabricates eternal global war to keep its people permanently mobilised (check), scrutinized (check) and on rations (and check).

The world as portrayed in 1984 is purely fictional of course. The book was written in 1949. What George Orwell predicted could never happen... could it?

Further reading (by the sheerest coincidence): "The idea of Eurasia is once again the subject of geopolitics", by "Banyan", in The Economist, 19/7/18. "A growing number of strategists argue that the emergence of a cohering Eurasia is the key feature of a new world order that is taking shape.... The emerging order is one that Marco Polo would recognise." George Orwell too.

UPDATE ADDED 22/7/18: Further reading: "Mainstream media deliver most outlandish and hyperbolic reactions to Trump since election night", opinion piece by Dan Gainor, Vice President for Business and Culture of the Media Research Center, on Fox News.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

VIDEO: "Hey, mofo! I gots to use da baffroom!"

Around 3 AM on July 15th, Leliqua Clarke, a black "lady" resident in the ghetto that is Brampton ON, felt that she needed to use the washroom. Being out and about (as Canucks say) rather than home in bed, she drove into a nearby Tim Hortons -- Canada's cheaper, better version of Starbucks. Unlike the infamous Starbucks of Philthydelphia, Timmie's doesn't mind if non-patrons avail of their "facilities", provided that the store is open.

Unfortunately for Ms Clarke, this particular outlet, although open 24/7, wisely offers drive-through service only from 10 PM until the sun comes up. What to do? Rather than squatting in the parking lot, as is not unknown in such places, Ms Clarke decided to climb through the drive-through service window! The staff -- a 25-year-old woman, reportedly pregnant, and a 20-year-old man, were taken by surprise. A tussle ensued.

[Who took that video?! Ed.] Never mind! Just pay attention to what happened! You can see Ms Clarke holding the female employee in a headlock while the male employee tries to get her to loosen the grip. Then Ms Clarke throws a number of punches at the female employee. Both employees suffered minor injuries.

Unlike the employees of the Philadelphia Starbucks, the Timmie's staff didn't call the cops. It wasn't until the video went viral on YouTube that the Authorities intervened. The local constabulary tracked down and arrested Ms Clarke, charging her with two counts of assault and one count of break and enter with intent to commit a crime. (Agent 3 says defence lawyers -- doubtless retained at taxpayers' expense through Ontario's legal aid plan -- should demand specifics of the intended crime!) She will be in court this morning for a bail hearing

Without making any snarky comments about race, Tim Hortons issued a statement calling Ms Clarke's behaviour "aggressive" and "completely unacceptable" saying no one should come to work expecting to be treated so harshly. They have no plans, they said, to conduct any Starbucks-style sensitivity training.

Further reading: "Brampton a ghetto? How can they say that?", WWW 13/6/16.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Canuck "conservatives" wimp out, pull anti-border jumpers ad

The Canadian brand of conservatism is pretty thin gruel compared with the chunky stuff which got Donald Trump elected. The leader of the so-called Conservative Party of Canada, Andrew Scheer, is a decent guy, good Catholic with several kids, whose baby face, dimples and short-sleeved madras shirts make him look like a small-town insurance salesman. [What is he, actually? Ed.] He never has a bad word to say about anybody -- even "Mr Socks" -- and is in grave danger of becoming a "Joe Who" footnote to Canadian history.

Mr Scheer's high wimp factor is only a reflection of that of his party, which appears not to understand that its function, as Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, is to be politically incorrect to the degree necessary to counter the exagerrated political correctness of the Trudeau Liberals, which now has the status of political orthodoxy, not to be questioned by anyone, anyone in politics or the (((media))).

The latest PC commandment, handed down by the Somali-born Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (no, I'm not kidding) is that the dark-complected people who cross the Canadian border other than at a port of entry are not "illegal", even though their actions in jumping across the undefended border are clearly in violation of Canadian law. Moreover, it's not Just In Trudeau's fault that they're coming, in their 1000s, from a safe country (the USA) just because Junior tweeted after the election of DJT that all those "fleeing persecution" are welcome in Canada.

The Conservatives have argued (although not very forcefully) that Mr Socks' Tweet is exactly the reason that a large contingent of Mounties has been deployed near St-Bernard-de-Lacolle QC to carry the bags of the "asylum seekers" to the bus which will take them to the welfare offices of Montréal and (they hope) Toronto. See "Canuck Conservatives demand Liberals stop border jumpers", WWW 24/4/18.

Since speaking in Parliament and on the Sunday morning snorefests doesn't seem to be doing any good, the Tories decided to publish an ad calling attention to the problem which the Liberals deny is a problem, let alone a "crisis". So here's what they put up on their Twitter feed yesterday.

In a display of cowardice in the face of the PC police unusual even for Canadians, the Conservatives pulled the ad, even before the day was done. Tory spokesthingy Cory Hann told the CBC (of course!) that the ad was axed because the situation at the border is "not about any one group of people." LMAO. Mr Hann said the image, which shows an actual person of the coloured persuasion illegally crossing over the Canadian border was originally used by a number of media outlets with stories about the surge in asylum seekers. But, he added, the full photo shows the man with a group of people, so they shouldn't have singled out this one guy who happens to be, errr, black.

Walt's challenge to Cory Hann: Search through all the images of illegal border crossers, including the one I used in my post of April 24th, and show me one (1) of the illegals who is not a vizmin. Even a hoser knows what's going on. Why are the Conservatives afraid to depict the truth? Trying to work both sides of the street, perhaps?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

VIDEO: Canuck government hides failure of Syrian "refugees" to adapt

One of the grandiose, virtue-signalling promises Justin "Mr Socks" Trudeau made on his way to becoming Prime Minister of Canada was that, by the end of 2015, he (meaning the Canadian taxpayer) would welcome ­25,000 "refugees" from the Muslim civil war in Syria. Coming as it did only days after a picture of the corpse of a little kid washed up on the shores of Greece drew tears from right-thinking people all over the world, that promise was a big factor in getting the Gliberals elected.

And so it came to pass that planeloads of "refugees" started arriving in Toronto just in time for Christmas. Mr Socks was prominent in almost daily photo ops with smiling Syrian refugees, such as doctors and, errr, well, never mind. They're all great people, Just In assured a gullible nation, and will make a great contribution to Canada -- so much so that another 25,000 would be welcomed in 2016! "Diversity is our strength" became the Liberal catch-phrase, repeated by Mr T and all his minions day after day, ad nauseam.

Canada's Auditor-General, Michael Ferguson, suggested that the government keep track of the 25,000 or 50,000 refugees they dumped into the middle of the Canadian winter, to see how they were adjusting to life in the Great No-longer-white North. Were the mostly Arabic-speaking refugees learning English or French? Were they working (ha!), going to school, or just sitting in their government-provided houses, receiving social assistance?

It would be nice for Canadian taxpayers to know those things, but a cone of silence has been dropped by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship -- the name says it all! -- over the fate of the "refugees". After more than two weeks of inquiries by Postmedia, a government flak-catcher acknowledged that the ministry has not produced any report in almost two years on the degree to which the "refugees" have been able to integrate into Canadian society.

In this video (running time 4:10), the Vancouver Sun's Douglas Todd tells of his efforts to get the truth (or any information at all) from the Trudeau Gliberals. Check it out.

Footnote: Did you check out the "man-bun" on the interviewer? The "metrosexual" look, I guess. Gay as 18 balloons...

Monday, July 16, 2018

"Baby Trump" blimp headed for New Jersey?

Interesting item on the mojo wire today. Seems the blimp portraying President Trump as a snarling baby that flew over London last week (see "Non-Muslim baby spotted in London", WWW 15/7/18) could soon be on its way to the clear blue skies of the Garden State, now that anti-Trump activists have raised enough money to bring it to the Excited States.

The long-haired, pimply-faced fanatics claim to have raised more than $8000 on That's almost double the amount they said they needed to get the helium balloon to Bedminster NJ, home of the Trump National Golf Club which President Trump (I say that lest they forget) visits regularly. Organizer Didier Jiminez-Castro (no relation?) said he hoped the balloon would spur enthusiasm for Democratic candidates in November’s mid-term elections.

"Baby Trump will give that punch, that energy that we need for the midterms," said Senor Jiminez Castro. "It’s going to get people out of the house." But not, Walt thinks, out of the country.

Sadly for the anti-Trumpers, the money will be wasted, since Mr Trump will probably not see the blimp. The Federal Aviation Administration places flight restrictions on airspace over Bedminster whenever he visits!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Breaking! Non-Muslim baby spotted in London

From our good friends at The People's Cube.

Hiring based on merit "not really helpful to diversity”, sez prof

A long time ago in a Ford Galaxy far away, one of Walt's agents went to school with a chap named (((Alan Lenczner))). "Black Al", as he was known to his classmates, was an early champion of equal rights for homosexuals, same-sex marriage and diversity in all its other forms. [A loaded phrase, that. Ed.] He is also a first-class litigator, and founder of the Toronto law firm Lenczner Slaght.

The SJWs at Lenczner Slaght have decided, a bit belatedly, to jump on the "blind hiring" bandwagon, and recently sent out a self-congratulatory press release celebrating their enlightenment.

The ultra-PC goal of blind hiring is to judge potential hires exclusively on their abilities. No personal information about the candidate is to be considered, so anything that might identify candidates by gender, race, ethnicity, nationality or virtually anything is carefully scrubbed from their résumés.

Lenczner Slaght plans to remove every name from every résumé submitted as part of its 2019 summer student hiring process. Partner Shara Roy says that should prevent unconscious bias from seeping into hiring decisions and knocking white women and men and women of colour out of the running on the basis of non-white and non-male sounding names. "It’s not a magic bullet," she says, but is the firm's way of "trying to translate diversity within law schools into diversity on Bay Street." And it's a good bit of virtue signalling, as well.

But does it work?Does name-blind hiring make it easier or harder to diversify industries dominated by white people? Professor Eddy Ng, of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, says the answer isn't that simple. "Name-blind hiring only works if you have implicit bias." In other words, if you're pure and righteous, colour-blind and gender-blind, it doesn't make any difference.

And there's an unintended consequence. If you're into affirmative action, not knowing the name, gender, race etc of applicants can defeat your efforts to put straight white males at the bottom of the totem pole. In 2017 the Liberal government of Canuckistan tried concealing personal information — name, citizenship, phone number, address, languages spoken, religious references, and educational institution — on job applications, and found fewer people of colour actually made it through the first screening round than when that information was front and centre.

That's where you have to really know why you're using it, says the good professor: Do you want to diversify or do you want to counter implicit bias? There's a risk of people using it to legitimize their hiring process without actually diversifying, he adds. "They can say, 'Hey look, we keep hiring certain groups of people but it's not our fault because we went through this process where we treated everybody fairly. It's sort of like hiring in the dark. You're hiring essentially based on merit and that's not really helpful to diversity."

I, Walt, added the emphasis to that last sentence. When it comes to treating people fairly in today's politically correct world, that's all ye know and all ye need to know.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Anti-Trumpers' hair all ablaze over Kavanaugh nomination

President Donald Trump (still loving the sound of it!) went one prime-time TV last night to announce his nominatin of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, having clerked for outgoing Supreme Anthony Kennedy and served as White House Staff Secretary during the Presidency of George W. Bush. He also played a lead role in drafting the Starr Report, which urged the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Predictably, the POTUS' signature was barely dry on the nomination when the (((controlled media))) and liberal bloviators began their campaign against Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation. Mere seconds after the conclusion of the presidential address to the nation, weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth were heard throughout the land. Typical was a statement released by the far-left PAC Democracy for America, which called Judge Kavanaugh a "reactionary ideologue" whose confirmation would "directly lead to the deaths of countless women with the dismantling of abortion rights."

Elsewhere, an organization (?) styling itself "the Women's March" said ominously: "Trump’s announcement today is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States. Stripping a woman’s ability to make decisions about her own body is state violence. We cannot let this stand. We will raise our voices and take to the streets." In an embarrassing blunder, though, the Women's March statement began: "In response to Donald Trump's nomination of XX to the Supreme Court" -- indicating that the group didn't expect to have to change its pre-written press release, no matter who was nominated.

Last night the Canadian Broadcorping Castration devoted nearly ten minutes of The National (its nightly newscast) to a panel (including a woman and a black man, of course) who "analyzed" the effect on Canada of the nomination of an "arch-conservative" to the American Supreme Court. And this morning the Clinton News Network weighed in with a piece headed "Red state Democrats can easily oppose Beltway Brett Kavanaugh".

And so it begins. The anti-Trump, anti-Kavanaugh ads have already been produced, and time and space booked, paid for by (((you know who))). Expect a down-and-dirty campaign against the President's nominee. But don't expect confirmation to fail! First Neil Gorsuch, now Brett Kavanaugh. A dramatic and long-lasting rightward shift on the Supreme Court -- that's what is beginning!

Further reading
: "Hollywood Resistance Freaks over Kavanaugh Nomination: ‘Will Cement the First American Dictatorship’", by Jerome Hudson, Breitbart News, 10/7/18.

Confederate flag to fly at SC statehouse today

Today, a group protesting the hasty and ultra-PC decision of South Carolina's governor to remove the Confederate battle flag from its place in front of the statehouse will unfurl the banner once again. Walt can't make it to Columbia but will be there in spirit!

The South Carolina Secessionist Party will fly the Confederate flag on a temporary pole for several hours, to mark the third anniversary of the removal of the honoured symbol of states' rights. The SCSP says it will go on doing so every July 10th, so that a year will not pass without the Glorious War of the Secession being memorialized.

The flag to be raised, shown in the picture at right, is not the Stars and Bars, as many people mistakenly think. It is a version of the battle flag of the Confederate armies, carried proudly by legion of young men who died for the cause. If you believe in the values these men died for, don't be afraid to display the flag on your cars or at your homes. The times they are a-changin', and (Walt hopes) the end of political correctness is in sight.

Monday, July 9, 2018

9th anniversary of WWW

Ed. reminds me that I should have said something about our ninth anniversary. A mention is past due, since my first post was actually on 3 July 2009. How the time flies when you're having fun!

I must admit that I have kind of slacked off this month, what with other anniversaries -- American independence and Canadian "independence" -- and events demanding my attention and, indeed, my corporeal presence. I will write more when I am feeling a little better!

Friday, July 6, 2018

VIDEO: Trump will pay $1 million if "Pocahantas" proves she's an Indian

This morning we've got a really great video clip from the campaign trail. Speaking at a campaign rally in Montana yesterday, President Trump unveiled the "secret" debate tactic which he'll use against Democratic presidential challenger Senator Elizabeth Warren in the unlikely event he goes mano-a-mano with her in the 2020 presidential electioni. Ms Warren has repeatedly claimed to be of Native American [formerly "Indian". Ed.] heritage, and parlayed her self-proclaimed minority heritage into a tenured position as a professor at Harvard Law School. But there is no credible evidence, documentary or genetic, that supports Senator Warren's claim, which is why POTUS delights in calling her "Pocahontas". Here's the clip.

Breitbart News broke the story of Ms Warren's dubious claim in 2012. The Native American wannabe dreamed up her ancestry for inclusion in the Pow Wow Chow Cookbook -- not kidding about that title -- published in 1984. All the documentary evidence produced since then shows that her Native American heritage is exactly zero percent (0%).

However, since no-one called her on it, Ms Warren began listing herself as a minority in the 1986-1987 Association of American Law Schools Directory of Faculty, a claim she continued to make in that publication until the mid-90s. Thus she was able to rise from her gig at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, to a full-time, tenured position as a professor at Harvard Law School in 1995. And come election time, who could help but vote for a HLS professor? Shows you the power of a well-written résumé!

Walt hopes Senator Warren gets the Democratic nomination in 2020. I pledge, God helping me, to stay alive and awake for the debate, just to see President Trump do this. I've already made the popcorn, which I'll pop into the freezer [Geddit? Ed.] until then.

Headlines from the Islamic kingdom of Britain

Queen Elizabeth II may still be alive, but the government which rules Once-great Britain in her name has pretty much abdicated in favour of Islamist fanatics intent on turning the septic isle into an Islamic republic, complete with Sharia law. Do you doubt it? Cast your eyes on a few headlines from the British tabloid press.

The person who put together this montage asks "When will we wake up?" Walt suggests this answer: You ARE awake. This is not a dream. It's too late now...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Down the road to Canuckistan: Trudeau gives C$23M to Islamists

Agent 6 has recommended [more than once! Ed.] that I follow Tarek Fatah in Canada's Sun newspapers. I don't do so religiously [because the Sun has a paywall? Ed.], but I have a look occasionally to read some uncommon common sense from a follower of the Prophet. And Mr Fatah often picks up a story which is neglected or censored by the lamestream media for reasons of political correctness or... wait for it... M-103. Case in point: "Islamic Relief and other Islamist groups to receive $23M", in the Toronto Sun, 3/7/18.

Motion 103 (M-103), it will be remembered [If not, use the search tool to find previous references on WWW. Ed.] was a supposedly non-binding motion in the 42nd Parliament of Canuckistan, stating that the members of the House of Commons called on the Government of Canada (Just In Trudeau, Prop.) to condemn Islamophobia in Canada. It also called on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to carry out a study on how racism and religious discrimination can be reduced and collect data on hate crimes. The motion was introduced by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, pictured with her Dear Leader. Ms Khalid, an immigrant from south Asia, was elected in a riding where the majority of voters hail from... wait for it... south Asia.

Mr Fatah reports that on the afternoon of June 27th, while most of Canada was at work or dozing in the sun, Ms Khalid called a sparsely-attended presser in her constituency office (Parliament being conveniently taking a summer break) to announce that Junior's alleged government was going to pour an additional C$23,000,000 (over $17 million in real money) down the rathole that passes for its multiculturalism program.

With no (((controlled media))) among the two dozen or so Pakistani-Canadians in attendance to ask any questions, Ms Khalid boasted that her "hard work has resulted into tangible action." And, she said, among the groups who will receive yet more Canuck taxpayers' dollars are:
- The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a former branch of the US-based Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) that was named in 2008 as an unindicted co-conspirator connected to the largest terror-funding trial in American history.
- Islamic Relief, a worldwide charity accused by Middle East Forum, Israel and even the United Arab Emirates of links to Islamist extremism.

Mr Fatah admits there is no solid record that the Canadian arms of these two organizations have contributed to current "problematic behaviour" (read: terrorism). All the same, Mr Fatah and his Sun colleague Farzana Hassan, as well as other Muslim critics of Islamism, have been warning ever since the motion was introduced that M-103 was much more than the victimhood culture of guilt being forced onto ordinary Canadians.

On June 27th, Mr Fatah writes, the anti-Islamists [Notice he didn't say "Islamophobes"! Ed.] saw their fears come true. While Islamists will receive millions to conduct their Sharia agenda in Canada, Muslim critics of jihad, polygamy, FGM and Sharia have been left on their own to fight global Islamofascism.

Dear reader, you can follow the link above to find out what Ms Khalid had to say in response to questions from Mr Fatah. [Spoiler alert! Nothing! Ed.] I leave you with this excellent meme which I scraped from a blog I do read regularly: Blazing Cat Fur.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day - America is becoming great again!


to all our American readers

from Walt, Poor Len [and Ed.! Ed.]

Further reading: "The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning", by Michael Goodwin, New York Post, 30/6/18.

VIDEO: Poland won't take Muslim illegal migrants - "Not even one!"

Channel 4 is a British "public-service" television broadcaster that joined the lamestream media in 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned, so, like PBS, slavishly follows the liberal progressive party line. Populism bad; Trump bad; racism bad. Merkel good; refugees good; multiculturalism wonderful!

One of Channel 4's featured propaganda pieces stars presenter Cathy Newman, who became famous a few months ago for a train-wreck interview with Canadian professor Jordan Peterson, who set her straight about what he (and real conservatives) believe.

A few days ago, Ms Newman interviewed Polish legislator Dominik Tarczyński on the subject of Europe's migrant crisis. Ms Newman called Mr Tarczyński a racist -- what else? -- for being happy that his government has refused to take a single illegal migrant, which is what his Law and Justice Party (Pis) promised before recent elections.

The Channel 4 presenter demanded to know how many "refugees" Poland had taken, to which Mr Tarczyński replied, "Zero."
"And you’re proud of that?" queried the obviously "triggered" interviewer.
"If you are asking me about Muslim illegal immigrants, none, not even one, will come to Poland," replied the adamant solon. "We took over two million Ukrainians — who are working, who are peaceful — in Poland. We will not receive even one Muslim, because this is what we promised.... This is why our government was elected; this is why Poland is so safe, this is why we have not had even one terror attack!"

Here's the video. As you watch, ask yourself who's smarter -- the Poles and President Trump or the leaders of western Europe and Canuckistan. Stupid question!

Further viewing
: You'll find the highlight from Cathy Newman's interview with Jordan Peterson here. "'Gotcha!' - Jordan Peterson ties feminist SJW in knots", WWW 26/1/18.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Wife of Muslim blogger jailed in Saudi Arabia becomes Canadian citizen, calls for burqa ban

This morning, an intereting story appeared on the news website of Canada's Global TV, but not on the state-owned CBC News site. For Canucks who only have access to the Canadian Broadcorping Castration, Walt will précis the story. You can figure out for yourself why the CBC didn't run it.

Here (at right) you see a Muslim lady by the name of Ensaf Haidar, who, along with her three children, celebrated Canada Day (July 1st) by becoming a citizen of Canuckistan. She is married to Raif Badawi, depicted in the poster at left. Mr Badawi, who lived in Saudi Arabia, had the temerity to publish a blog -- always a dangerous avocation -- which was found by the Saudi princes to have "insulted Islam through electronic channels" -- a heinous offence under Sharia law.

Mr Badawi got a fair trial (under Sharia law, of course) and was condemned to seven years in prison and 600 lashes. The prosecutors thought that a mere slap on the wrist -- or back, perhaps -- and appealed. The sentence was later raised to 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes and a monetary fine. Three years after her husband was slapped into the Saudi dungeons, Ms Haidar and her children fled the ultra-Islamic kingdom and took refuge in Sherbrooke, QC, from where she has been campaigning hard for his release. Her pleas for the assistance of "Mr Socks" and his government have so far fallen on deaf ears.

Ms Haidar used the occasion of becoming a Canuck to post on Twitter a suggestion to Ontario's incoming premier, Doug Ford, that he follow the lead of la Belle Province outlaw the wearing in government settings, schools, banks, hospitals and public transportation of the burqa and the niqab -- Islamic head coverings that mask the wearer's face.

Quebec's Bill 62, which came into law in October but has yet to be fully implemented owing to the obstruction of liberal activist judges, doesn't specifically mention burqas or niqabs, but forbids people from covering their faces while providing and receiving public services. Similar laws have been enacted in France, the Netherlands, and Denmark.

In a statement to Global News, Ms Haidar said she wanted to use her first day as a Canadian citizen to raise awareness about the plight of women forced to abide by Sharia, or traditional Islamic law.

"As a Canadian who was born in Saudi Arabia under laws of Sharia where human rights are non-existent, I realised the power mysognist [sic] men [have] over powerless women with no rights. As a refugee in Québec and Canada I have noticed the fast growth of Islamist groups loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Saudi clergy imposing the Burqa and enforcing Niqab on girls and women as political flags to mark jihadi territory.

"Nowhere in Islam is a woman required to cover her face. This is medievalist mysoginy [sic] that treats women as animals and property of men and shamed into attire that befits slavery, not humanity. It is for this reason that on the first day as a Canadian I have raised the issue of banning the Burqa and Niqab in Ontario as I feel Premier Ford is a man who will listen to my plea and end the war by deception being waged by Islamists against Canadian values."

Anyone who can figure out why this story has not appeared on CBC News is invited to write the answer on the back of a postage stamp and send it to Walt at the usual address.

Further reading: "Hijab, niqab, burqa -- what's the difference?", WWW 28/7/10 -- still one of Walt's most-viewed posts!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

French ambassador to Hungary speaks truth about Orbán, Muslims, risks firing

According to the BFMTV website, Emmanuel Macron, the diminutive president of the French Republic, has his hair on fire over a confidential note from Eric Fournier, the French ambassador to Hungary, which has mysteriously been leaked to the meeja. In a memo to the Élysée Palace (where M Macron lives with his motherly spouse), M Fournier praised the migrant policies of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, calling him a "model for Europe".

M Fournier described the Hungarian migration policy as "having anticipated the problems posed by illegal migratory movements", and excoriated "Anglo-Saxon and French media", saying, "Any democratically elected regime that does not correspond to their worldview [is called] 'populist'." That, of course, is the latest term of opprobrium used to describe the policies of leaders like Donald Trump and Doug Ford. Why? Because, to the surprise of the gliberals, "populist" policies have proven themselves popular!

In the note, which was copied to top officials of the European Union, Ambassador Fournier condemned what he called the "Magyarphobie" [Hungarian-phobia] of many western European politicians. And he defended the Hungarian government against allegations of anti-Semitism, saying that the "true modern anti-Semitism" belongs to "Muslims of France and Germany."

When the French broadcaster approached Président Macron for comment on the leaked note, he slammed his ambassador, saying, "In no way do I share the words that you just mentioned and that you have revealed." He added that if such comments had been made in public the situation would be very different. "Cet ambassadeur aurait-il tenu publiquement ces propos," he said, "il aurait été révoqué sur le champ." Translated, he meant that M Fournier would have found himself back in Paris, up to his neck in what the French call dou-dou.

Further reading:
"Orban: 'We Will Build a 21st Century Christian Democracy, Not Rebuild a Shipwrecked Liberal Democracy'", Breitbart News, 12/5/18.
"A stark warning to the West from Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán", WWW 16/3/18.
"Bulgarian Prime Minister: Close Europe’s Borders, Imprison Illegals, Deport Them Back to Africa", Breitbart News, 2/7/18. Lead paragraph: "Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov has said the migrant crisis can be solved if the EU can seal its external border, detain illegal migrants already present, and deport them back to where they came from."

Happy Canada Day / Bonne fête du Canada

Walt, Poor Len [and/et Ed! Ed.]
wish all our Canadian readers*
souhaitent à tous nos lecteurs canadiens
Happy Canada Day
Bonne fête du Canada

* Residents of the United States of America please add 25% customs duty

BONUS!!! Thanks and a tip o' the toque to Agent 6 for sending along the link to 151 little-known facts for Canada's 151st birthday, from MSN.