Friday, March 23, 2018

UPDATED: "Allahu akbar!" Islamic hostage-taking in France

Up at the crack of dawn. Normally I seal up the crack and go back to bed. This morning, however, there's a breaking story from France which I want to put up, to remind you, dear reader, that just because the Islamic terrorists have been more active, lately, at home in Armpitistan, doesn't mean that there's no longer any threat to Europe or America.

From the south of France -- a small town called Trebes, south of Toulouse -- comes news of a hostage-taking (in progress as I write) which Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says "seems to be a terrorist act." In accordance with the political correctness which is now de rigueur throughout western Europe, he did not use the words "Islamic" or "Muslim", but we all know who he's talking about, n'est-ca pas.

Seems someone -- possibly a militant Muslim -- shot a cop and then holded up inside a Super-U supermarket. A spokesthingy for the Interior Ministry, which controls the gendarmerie and other security forces, told AP there is one suspect and police are trying to subdue him. He provided no details of how many people were inside the supermarket or were believed held hostage. There are unconfirmed media reports that the assailant claimed connections to ISIS. Quelle surprise!

The French prime minister has described the situation as "very serious," and President Emmanuel Macron has asked Interior Minister Gerard Collomb to go to the scene. The Paris prosecutor's office said counterterrorism investigators have taken over the probe into the ongoing incident, but didn't provide details on why. They didn't have to. "Allahu akbar!"

UPDATED AT 0600: Inspector Clouseau now says two people have been killed and about a dozen others wounded. He then the pronounced the ritualistic words that "the motive for the hostage-taking is unclear."

UPDATED AT 1400: The  death toll in the Islamic terrorist attack now stands at 3. Make that 4 if you add in the Muslim extremist attacker, now identified as Redouane Lakdim, 26, a native of Morocco. He was shot dead (and a good thing, too) when police stormed the supermarket in which he had holed up. Police now say that they had been watching M Lakdim, who was suspected of having been "radicalized". Turns out they just weren't watching him closely enough.

Footnote: In the first paragraph I mentioned that the Islamic terrorists had been more active of late at home in Armpitistan. The mojo wire just now spat out news of a car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan's Helmand province. 14 people were killed and 45 wounded. The office of Afghan president Ashraf Ghani issued a statement condemning the "brutal terrorist attack."

Another footnote: These attacks occurred just days after Pope Francis declared that there is no connection between Islam and terrorism. Scroll down to Walt's post earlier this week. The Pope, of course, does not live anywhere near southern France, let alone Afraghanistan.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Pope Francis denies link between Islam and terrorism

It appears to me that Pope Francis is either completely detached from reality, or is working on his Ph.D. in Diplomatic Hypocrisy. The website of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) reported last week on a meeting at the Vatican between the Holy (?) Father and the organization's Secretary-General, Dr Yousef bin Ahmed Al Othaimeen. (If the mountain won't come to Mohammed...)

"Travellin' along, singin' a song, siiiide by siiiide!"

The Pope "appreciated" the OIC's position on several matters, the report says, including terrorism, which the OIC is shocked, shocked that the world blames on Islamic terrorists. The Pope doesn't believe that, and "stressed that there is no link between Islam and terrorism."

Right. Let's look at a couple of items from history... recent history.

Item: At the end of January, at least 95 people were killed and about 163 wounded after a powerful explosion rocked the city centre of Kabul, the capital of Armpitistan. Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman and devout Muslim, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Item: In the first week of this month, at least one person was killed and 22 others wounded in a suicide bombing in Kabul. Al Jazeera, who should know, said the Afghan capital has seen a spate of deadly attacks carried out by the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), terrorist groups which are not Jewish, not Christian, but... errr... the other "faith community".

Well, that's enough Islamic terrorist attacks to make the point. For the latest list of killings, too long to repost here, click on "List of Killings in the Name of Islam: Last 30 Days", published by TheReligionOfPeace (TROP... French for "too much"!).

These are facts, as reported by reliable sources and seen in horrifying videos which appear on your screens almost every week. Walt wonders if Pope Francis ever watches or reads the news. Or does he just believe what he hears from his advisors, like Cardinal Pietro Parolin, aka Peter the Roman, who stood by the Pope as he welcomed Dr Al Othaimeen, and participated in discussions of "cooperation and importance of dialogue between both sides and continuous contact." Just coincidence? I think not!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

VIDEO: Is Trump funny? SNL alumnus Norm Macdonald answers

Norman Gene Macdonald, better known as Norm Macdonald, is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, producer, actor and all-round funny guy, eh! (Why so many of these funny guys are Canucks is one of the Great Mysteries of the North.) He is known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, which included three years as anchor of the "Weekend Update" segment. Early in his career, he wrote for the sitcom Roseanne and made appearances on shows including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio. He starred in The Norm Show from 1999 to 2001. Paste named him #31 of their 50 Best Stand-up Comics of All Time.

Norm has a brother, Neil Macdonald, an arch anti-Trumper and all-round liberal who masquerades as a journalist with CBC News. I wanted to find out if Norm shared his brother's gene for progressive bullshit, so tuned in to an interview he gave to Joyce Napier on rival CTV's Question Period earlier today. Turns out Norm has a better opinion of President Trump than does brother Neil, and shares Walt's opinion of Hellery Clinton. He has comments, too, on the Prez and Alec Baldwin's unfunny impression of President Trump. Give a listen.

Note from Poor Len Canayen: I trust that all you hockey fans noticed the CH on Norm's cap.

VIDEO: WWW TV commercial of the year 2017

As Frances McDormand said, there are already way too many awards, so one more won't hurt. That's right, campers, it's time for our annual WWW Excellence in Advertising Award for the year 2017. This year we have two strong contenders. The first to be nominated was "Gear of a champion", advanced last spring by the Bank of Nova Scotia to prove that even big banks can be athletic supporters.

The other, first flighted last fall, is "Return of the Snowman", which Walt believes was created by the same agency that did "Winter Warriors", our winner for 2013. Our apologies, but YouTube... or someone... has taken down the video to which that post links. Here's the 2017 version, even better than the first one -- a minute of winter horror for Nissan Canada.

And the winner is... may I have the envelope please... cue drum roll... "Gear of a champion"!

Note from Ed.: We don't really do this every year, just whenever there's something that tickles Walt's funny bone, like the Olex caveman commercial which should have won in 2014 except we forgot.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to yez!

Walt Whiteman, Poor Len Canayen
[and Ed.! Ed.]
wish all our readers

(We'll all be Irish after a couple of beers!)

Shocking reveal about the Flat Earth Society

Agent 34 (to whom be thanks) sent us this unintentional revelation from the Flat Earth Society's FB page.

Suspicions confirmed!!!

A stark warning to the West from Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán

Credit where credit is due. What follows are key quotes from a speech given recently by the prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, as reported by Jack Montgomery on Breitbart News.

In a speech on Hungary's National Day, March 15th, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán issued a stark warning to the peoples of Europe, telling them that "Europe is now under invasion", and that "the empire of (((George Soros)))" is seeking to "break Hungary" for standing in its way.

"The situation, dear friends, is that there are those who want to take our country from us," he said. "Not with the stroke of a pen, as happened one hundred years ago at Trianon; now they want us to voluntarily hand our country over to others, over a period of a few decades. They want us to hand it over to foreigners coming from other continents, who do not speak our language, and who do not respect our culture, our laws or our way of life: people who want to replace what is ours with what is theirs.

"What they want is that henceforward it will increasingly not be we and our descendants who live here, but others. There is no exaggeration in what I have just said. Day by day we see the great European countries and nations losing their countries: little by little, from district to district and from city to city. The situation is that those who do not halt immigration at their borders are lost: slowly but surely they are consumed.

"External forces and international powers want to force all this upon us, with the help of their allies here in our country. And they see our upcoming election as a good opportunity for this. National and globalist forces have never squared up to each other so openly. We, the millions with national feelings, are on one side; the elite 'citizens of the world' are on the other....

"We who believe in nation-states, the defence of borders, the family and the value of work are on one side, and opposing us are those who want open society, a world without borders or nations, new forms of family, devalued work and cheap workers -- all ruled over by an army of shadowy and unaccountable bureaucrats. On one side, national and democratic forces; and on the other side, supranational and anti-democratic forces."

Prime Minister Orbán was clear that, in his view, the consequences for Europe of acquiescing to the European Union implementing what his government has described as the "Soros Plan" would be dire: "This is our homeland, this is our life, and we have no other."

He declared that his party, Fidesz, would "fight for it to the end and never surrender." But he acknowledged the strength of the forces arrayed against it, which seek to "break Hungary, which stands in the path of immigrants; and settle thousands, then tens upon tens of thousands of immigrants in Hungary within a few years.

"Europe is now under invasion," he added. "The western half of Europe looks at all this with its hands raised in surrender. Those who raise their hands have laid down their weapons, and will never again decide their own fate. The history of the defeated will later be written by others. The young of Western Europe will see this when they become minorities in their own countries, and they have lost the only place in the world that could be called home."

Finally, he warned that "Forces are appearing, the like of which the world has not seen for a long time. In Africa, there will be ten times as many young people as in Europe. If Europe does nothing they will kick down the door on us. Brussels is not defending Europe and it is not halting immigration, but wants to support it and organize it. It wants to dilute the population of Europe and to replace it, to cast aside our culture, our way of life and everything which separates and distinguishes us Europeans from the other peoples of the world.

"It will be small consolation," Mr Orbán concluded, "that the peoples of Europe will not forgive those leaders who completely changed Europe without first asking its people."