Monday, October 16, 2017

Why no-one wants to take in Somali "refugees"

When President Trump issued his latest proclamation, "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats" last month, the usual gang of do-gooders, SJWs and bleeding hearts denounced it as "racist", "Islamophobic", yada yada yada, since all but one of the countries named are Muslim majority states. One of those is Somalia, a failed state which has been exporting "refugees", including Islamic terrorists, to Europe and America for decades.

Use the search feature at the right to get a complete list of the many times Walt has written about "Somalis", and you will soon see why people from that wretched shithole of a "nation" should be at the top of the list of prohibited visitors or immigrants. Here are links to some of the more recent posts.

"Had enough Muslim immigrants yet?", WWW 20/9/16
"The Muslim invasion of Canada has begun (but not where you think)", WWW 6/1/17 - Most of the asylum-seekers mentioned in this piece wound up in Toronto, in the "Dixon" neighbourhood, which will be mentioned in a moment.
"Somali tribesmen of MN (!) fall for anti-vaxxers' BS, get sick and die", WWW 8/5/17
"Edmonton Muslim terrorist attack: Walt told ya so!", WWW 2/10/17
"Somali-Canadian Muslim convicted of planning terror attack on NYC", WWW 7/10/17.

Apparently no-one made the connection between the Islamic terrorist wannabe mentioned in the first post on my list, and the one mentioned in the last post. They are both Somali Muslims. So is the guy charged with attempted murder in the Edmonton "incident". He was first described by Canadian "authorities" and the lamestream media as a "refugee". Turns out his refugee claim was actually made in the USA, where he lived for some time until he was ordered deported. One step ahead of ICE, he then fled to the Great No-longer-white North, where he was welcomed by the gullible Canucks. The Mounties probably helped him with his luggage, as they have with the 1000s of illegals who have crossed the border at Emerson MB and Lacolle QC.

Speaking of those who crossed at Emerson -- see second story on the above list -- Torontonians may be dismayed, but will not be surprised to learn that almost all of them took the welfare and resettlement money given to them by the soft-hearted and soft-headed Canadians and made their way to Toronto, where they were welcomed into the ghetto known as "Dixon", in northern Etobicoke. That area is largely inhabited by Somali refugees, countrymen and perhaps kinsmen of Canada's Minister of Immigration and Refugees (sic), Ahmed Hussen.

Walt has e-mailed the Honourable Mr Husssen for comment on a spate of recent shootings in his community. Last week The Economist released a new index ranking Toronto as the safest city in North America. This comes as news to the residents of Dixon, who held a protest meeting last week (attended only by women and children -- the Somali men were elsewhere) to call for government help (= money) to deal with the seemingly relentless violence that cut short the lives of two young Somali "refugees" last this week alone.

Abdulkadir Bihi, 29, of Toronto was fatally shot last Thursday afternoon when police located him in a vehicle in front of an apartment building on Dixon Road. Police have since charged two suspects with first-degree murder in connection to the homicide. Four days later, a 16-year-old boy died of his injuries in hospital following a triple shooting in the parking lot of Kingsview Village School on Dixon Road and Islington Avenue.
The two other victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The deceased was identified as Zakariye Ali of Toronto. All involved -- victims and shooters -- are Somalis.

Now we come to this weekend's bloody atrocity in the place those people came from -- Somalia, first and foremost among the world's failed states. It is hard to argue with the proposition that Somalia is a dangerous place, even for natives. Not only political conflict, but tribal and clan warfare have raged there since early 2009 -- and that's just the current phase of yet another Muslim civil war into which the West got sucked in the name of peace-keeping. Remember Black Hawk Down? That was about the Battle of Mogadishu, way back in 1993, in which American forces took on Somali militia fighters, with predictable results. (I wrote earlier today about the latest phase of the war in Iraq. See the pattern?)

Mogadishu this weekend was the scene of two massive truck bombings. The death toll is now (Monday morning) over 300, with a like number wounded and injured. Somalia's alleged government -- whose writ does not run even in the country's capital city -- is blaming the al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda. The Islamic terror attack was one of the worst in the world in recent years, and the worst in Somalia ever. Al-Shabaab, Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group, often targets high-profile areas of Mogadishu. Earlier this year, it vowed to step up attacks after both the Trump administration and Somalia's recently elected president announced new military efforts against the group.

In the wake of the massacre, the one-worlders, bleeding hearts and chattering classes will be calling on President Trump to "temporarily" except Somalia from the list of countries whose nationals aren't allowed to enter the USA. "Be human!", they will clamour, pissing and moaning about those poor people whose lives are in danger, who want to come to America (and maybe onward to Canada, or the other way around) to find peace and security.

At the risk of appearing hard-hearted, Walt would suggest that the only threats to the lives and well-being of most Somalis are threats posed by other Somalis! If you don't believe me, look at Dixon. They bring their political and religious strife with them, as part of their psychological baggage. Better, for us at least, that they stay at home.

: Oh... Forgot to identify the three Somali "refugees" in the pix above. Check out "Minneapolis: Somali 'refugees' terrorize neighborhood", a story completely ignored by the Star-Tribune since it happened in July of 2016, during the election campaign. Briefly, a group of 20-30 Somali "refugees" terrorized a small neighbourhood filled with million dollar homes, screaming about "jihad" while waving Somali flags, shooting off fireworks and driving their cars onto sidewalks and lawns. They also threatened to kidnap women and rape them because "Sharia law says it's legal."

Gulf Wars drag on: Walt's guide to who's fighting who

Even though it's the longest-running continuous military engagement in US history, some time has passed since the Gulf Wars (aka Oil Wars) was front page news in the Paranoid States of America. That may be about to change as the fighting enters a new phase.

Now that the ISIS (the Sunni Muslim terrorist "state") has been more or less defeated, at least in Iraq, the "victors" -- Shiite Muslims in the south and Kurds in the north -- are starting to fight each other. Western armed forces, mostly American, are caught in the middle, "training and advising" both sides.

The last noteworthy battle in Iraq, which dragged on through most of this summer, was in Mosul, the heart of the Kurdish part of Iraq, also in the middle of large oil fields. The area is also home to millions of Arabs, Turkmen, Yazidis and a few thousand persecuted Christians. Mainly Kurdish forces, led into battle by American and Canadian "trainers" succeeded in driving out the ISIS jihadis.

Last month, flush with success and swimming in oil money, the Kurdish government of the semi-autonomous region held a referendum on independence, in defiance of Iraq's central government in Baghdad. To no-one's surprise, the Kurds voted overwhelmingly in favour of declaring the own republic. They already had a flag, so figured a state would make the set complete. The Iraqi government immediately called on foreign countries to stop importing oil from the Kurdish region and to deal with them instead.

This weekend the Iraqi government dropped the other shoe. The so-called Iraqi National Army and state-backed Shia militias launched a major, multi-pronged attack aimed at retaking Kirkuk. Kurdish forces appeared to be pulling back, abandoning fortified positions around the airport as large numbers of civilians fled the northern city ahead of a feared assault.

This latest phase in what is essentially a Muslim civil war pits two close US allies against each other, potentially undermining the unfinished war against ISIS. There is a very real possibility, right now, of American "trainers" and "special forces" being killed by Canadians, or (more likely) vice versa. Walt says it's folly to take sides in this conflict -- a waste of money and of the precious lives of our troops. Let the Muslims duke it out! We can buy oil from any of them... hell, all of them!

Further reading: Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, by Thomas E. Ricks (Penguin Press 2006).

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Anti-immigrant Austrian voters won't be denied this time!

The last time I wrote at length about Austrian politics was in the middle of 2016, when a conspiracy of the mainstream parties robbed the right-wing populist Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) of victory in that country's presidential election. On 1 July 2016 the Constitutional Court ruled that there had been some "irregularities" and ordered a do-over. The result was a clear(er) win for the pro-EU former Greenie Alexander Van der Bellen.

The liberal meeja were all cock-a-hoop over the defeat of FPÖ leader Norbert Hofer, saying that Austrian voters had "decisively rejected the possibility of the EU getting its first far-right head of state, instead electing a former leader of the Green party who said he would be an 'open-minded, liberal-minded and above all a pro-European president'." (The Grauniad, 4/12/16) All very well, but liberals and one-worlders lost sight of the fact that the presidency of Austria is a ceremonial position. The president is just a figurehead. Real power lies with the Austrian parliament.

Today, Austrians voted in a general election in which the main issue was immigration. Overwhelmingly negative public sentiment has forced even the mainstream political parties to call for tougher immigration policies, and the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) is expected to increase its representation in parliament significantly.

The frontrunner, according to the latest polls, is the conservative People's Party (ÖVP), led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, another selfie-loving glamour boy in the mold of Canada's Trudeau or France's Macron. Herr Kurz seems likely to become the next chancellor (= prime minister) of a coalition government in which his party will be joined by... wait for it... the FPÖ! The Social Democrats, who were the junior partners with the ÖVP in the last government, will challenge the FPÖ for second place, but even if they finish second, the ÖVP will have little choice (because of the immigration issue) but to work with the FPÖ, leaving the liberals in opposition.

Immigration has been a dominant issue in the campaign, and the election comes amid anxiety in Austria (and Europe as a whole) over the huge influx of illegal migrants, "refugees" and asylum-seekers which fuelled an electoral breakthrough by the AfD (Alternativ für Deutschland)in neighbouring Germany last month. See "German election results 'a political earthquake'", WWW 24/9/17.

Since the beginning of the refugee crisis in 2015, the political landscape of Austria has shifted to the right. Just how far it has shifted should be known in the next six hours. Stay tuned.

Friday, October 13, 2017

President Trump says it's OK to say "MERRY CHRISTMAS" again!

Speaking of Canadian stamps... Canada Post Corp has announced its line-up of special issues for the coming holiday season. A stamp for Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights) has already been released. Designs have been approved to commemorate Nowruz, Kwanzaa, (((Hannukah))), Eid and "Winter Holiday". However, CPC spokesthingy Carol Singh said, there are no plans for a stamp bearing the word "Christmas", since that could be offensive to Zoroastrians, African-Canadians, (((Jews))), Muslims and secular humanists.

Meanwhile, on the warmer side of the world's longest undefended border, President Donald J. Trump (How sweet it still is!), speaking at the Value Voters Summit in Washington today, assured Christian conservatives that his administration will defend religious organizations. Promising a return to traditional American values, the President said "How times have changed, but you know what, now they are changing back again, just remember that!"

Mr Trump, the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit, listed the promises he's fulfilled to evangelical Christians, traditional Catholics and other conservatives, pledging to turn back the clock in "a nation that has drifted away from its religious roots." Today he added another promise, vowing to return the phrase "Merry Christmas!" to the American vocabulary, in place of the wimpy and politically correct "Happy Holidays".

He noted that religious liberty is enshrined in the founding documents of the United States of America. There are four references to the "Creator" in the Declaration of Independence, Mr Trump said, adding "I pledged that in a Trump administration, our nation's religious heritage would be cherished, protected and defended like you have never seen before. Above all else in America, we don't worship government. We worship God!"

Centenary of the Miracle of the Sun, + VIDEO: Does the Filial Correction = rejection of Vatican II?

Today, 13 October 2017, is the 100th anniversary of the final Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal. This sixth appearance by Our Lady of Fatima was witnessed by a crowd of some 70,000, including members of the media and many non-believers and sceptics who had come to scoff. They were blessed to be present at one of the most stupendous events of the 20th century -- the Miracle of the Sun.

Here (above) is a real, unretouched photo of some of the witnesses. What they saw is described in an eyewitness account by José Maria de Almeida Garrett, a professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Coimbra, Portugal. The sun danced in the sky, the colour of the whole landscape changed successively, and the sun seemed to come down towards the people, so that many thought it was the end of the world. It was also seen at a distance by various people, undercutting the idea that it was simply a collective hallucination. Something else that suggests that the miracle was genuine is that the people at the Cova felt the heat of the sun as it approached them. Their clothes and the ground – which had been soaked by the torrential rain – were dry at the end of the miracle.

Traditional Catholics see the Miracle of the Sun as a foreshadowing of what will actually happen at the end of the world, and also as an indication that we are living in a time of crisis, of judgment, when we are called to stand up for the Church and for the truth. That is the theme of this dialogue between The Remnant's Michael Matt and Christopher Ferrara, one of the signatories to the Filial Correction. See the earlier video, "Michael Matt on the Filial Correction sent to Pope Francis", WWW 26/9/17.

In this video, Messrs Matt and Ferrara have an unscripted conversation about the latest scandal out of the Francis pontificate, the Filial Correction and what it really means to "reject" the Second Vatican Council. Running time: 34:04, worth every second.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hellery shocked, SHOCKED by (((Weinstein))) revelations

Walt is gratified to learn that Hellery Clinton reads WWW. In "Why Walt hasn't written about (((Harvey Weinstein)))", posted 10/10, I said that I would comment on the sordid sex scandals of the fallen mogul as soon as La Clinton said something. Yesterday (114/10) Mrs Bill gave her network (CNN - Clinton News Network) the OK to release an interview Wednesday with Fareed Zakaria in which she put on her self-righteous face and said she was "sick" and "shocked" by the news of (((Harvey Weinstein)))'s reported decades of sexual assault against women.

"I was appalled," said the enabler and defender of the most lecherous POTUS since, errr, JFK. "It was something that was just intolerable in every way. And, you know, like so many people who've come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past." Apart from being ungrammatical, the last sentence simply doesn't have the ring of truth.

Nor does Mrs Bill's pledge to donate some -- not all, but some -- of the money he raised for her to charity. "Of course I will do that," she said. "I give 10% of my income to charity every year," she added. "This will be part of that. There's no doubt about it." All that was needed was a flashing "virtue signal!" key. Commissarka Pinkie suggests on The People's Cube that the Democrats will send Mr (((Weinstein)))'s dirty money out to be laundered by groups of women, who will give it back to the Democrats all clean and folded and April fresh.

My eyes are rolling too much to write more. I'll give the second-last word to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who Tweeted the following:

Further reading
(added 13/10/17): ABF (Absolutely Bloody Final) word [for this week. Ed.] goes to the Clinton News Network's "legal analyst", Jeffrey Toobin, who called the (((Harvey Weinstein))) scandal a dark mark on the record of Presidents Clinton and Obama and their lovely wives. Click here to read the story on Breitbart.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PC gone mad! Toronto public school board drops "Chief" from job titles

"If there were any doubt, there is no more: Canada is the stupidest country ever," writes Christie Blatchford in Canada's National Post, in an article headlined "Toronto school board declares war on 'chief' and all sense".

As we all know, Canada is kind of a nitwit nation. Particularly under the double-liberal government of Justin "Junior" Trudeau, the mania for political correctness and embracing diversity ("It's what makes Canada what it is!" says Junior) has reached dizzying new heights. The passion of the Canadian government for cultural sensitivity, inclusiveness and such-like BS is ridiculous, to the point of being mocked (quietly, of course) by ordinary "old stock" Canadians.

The Ontario government of proudly lesbian Premier Kathleen Wynne is worse. And now, Ms Blatchford reports, the Toronto District School Board, in its efforts to remain ahead of the Ontario government curve on all gender-cultural-political sensitivities, is not only contenting itself with following Education Minister Mitzie Hunter’s directive of early this year to review all potentially indigenous-offensive team names and mascots, but also has declared war on the word "chief".

"Chief"? What's wrong with that? TDSB spokesthingy Ryan Bird e-mailed Postmedia to "confirm that the title 'chief' is being phased out in various departments at the TDSB" as " part of the ongoing work that the school board does through the TDSB’s Aboriginal Education Centre with regards to Truth and Reconciliation (Commission, or the TRC, which produced its massive final report in 2015)."

Apparently the problem stems from the controversy south of the world's longest undefended border (subject to change without notice) over characters such as Cleveland Indians' beloved Chief Wahoo, pictured here.

Ms Blatchford continues: Attempts to find out precisely where in the TRC’s Calls to Action section there is any cry for the de-chiefing of the language in Canadian schools went unanswered. The board spokesman, Bird, tried hard on Postmedia’s behalf to get someone to respond but to no avail.

The best he could do, he said, was to suggest that the move didn’t necessarily come out of the TRC itself, but was "an aspect of a larger conversation staff have had" since the report was issued. Bird said he consulted with a TDSB elder who told him that probably "every Aboriginal person has been referred to as 'chief'" in a derogatory way at some point in his or her life.

But the fact of the matter is that the word is Latin in origin and comes from the Latin "caput", meaning head or leader, via the French, where chef is short for chef de cuisine, or boss of the kitchen.

If many people understand that caricatures such as Chief Wahoo...might be offensive to Indigenous ears and eyes, it’s a struggle to get the notion that a non-Indigenous word such as "chief" is equally insulting.

Anyhoo, there will be a lot of changes in nomenclature at the TDSB. While some key titles, such as "Chief Financial Officer" were changed a few years ago, recent casualties include the former Chief Caretaker at Glenview Public School, who arrived at work last week to find the word "Chief" on her office door blacked out. (Ooops. Could that term be offensive?) The Chair (Chairman? Chairperson?) of the TDSM will have to review and correct his résumé, where he is still described as "former Chief Student Achievement Officer" for the provincial education ministry. Presumably, Ms Blatchford concludes, the Board’s Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer and Chief Social Worker will all have to do the same. The entire C-suite could soon be history -- culturally sensitive history, to be sure.

Interesting factoid: One of Walt's agents, who must be numberless, worked for a time for the Saskatchewan Legal Services Commission, the public defender in that Godforsaken hinterland. 97% of the people he defended were Indians (or Indigenous People or First Nations, whatever is PC today). There were two main clans, he says, the Bears and Birds. He wonders if Ryan Bird, mentioned above, is one of those Birds. That would explain a lot.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

VIDEO: Poor Len Canayen: Hockey at its best

So far it's been kind of a slow news day, so I'm giving more space to our old friend, Poor Len Canayen, who has another video which he says every hockey fan has to see. Ed.

Hello! Poor Len here again, with another video which every hockey fan has to see! In my earlier post (see below) I said that, thanks in part to people like (((Gary Bettman))), professional hockey today ain't what it used to be. A younger fan has asked me, "Gee Poor Len, what was it like, back then?" I have found another National Film Board of Canada video which answers the question.

"Blades and Brass" is a mashup of video clips shot at the old Montréal Forum in 1967 (notice the Expo 67 logo at centre ice), with musical accompaniment in the style of the Tijuana Brass. (What Mexican music has to do with hockey is beyond me, but it's a minor quibble.) Slowing the action down a bit to match the tempo of the music allows us to see the grace and beauty underlying what appears to be a fast and rough sport. Who calls soccer "the beautiful game"? It's got nothing on hockey!

1967 was the last year when the NHL comprised the so-called Original Six teams. That's something of a misnomer as only the Canadiens were there at the beginning, in 1917, and a number of teams (Montreal Maroons, New York Americans, and Philadelphia Quakers -- you can look it up) came and went in those first 50 years.

Here you get to see two of the players featured on the new Canadian stamps -- Gordie Howe and Jean Béliveau -- and two of my all-time favourite goalies: Montréal's Lorne "Gump" Worsley and Maple Leafs' Terry Sawchuk. Notice that most of the players, even the goalies, still didn't wear helmets or masks. Those "improvements" came later. To my mind -- and I remember it clearly -- this is hockey as it was meant to be played, by some of the greatest players of all time. It's not the same now... but what is....

VIDEO: Poor Len Canayen: The Ultimate Six hockey stars

Fans of professional hockey will be aware that the National Hockey League was founded 100 years ago, in the fall of 1917. It is 8 years younger than the Montréal Canadiens, founded in 1909, but a 100th anniversary is still something to be celebrated, and when the organization has a promoter like (((Gary Bettman))) (no hockey man, he) at its head, you can be sure the PR machine will be in top gear. Which it is.

Canada Post has been quick to jump on the hypewagon. They've been issuing stamps featuring hockey and hockey players since 1955 -- top that! NFL --
and this year have published a set of six stamps commemorating the Ultimate Six Canadian Hockey Legends. Here they are.

These are the six Canucks (meaning their nationality, not their team!) whose names, numbers and achievements recall legendary moments in the history of the game. This being a project of the Canadian government, it will be noted that there are three French-Canadians (Maurice Richard, Jean Béliveau, and Mario Lemieux) and three Anglo-Canadians (Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky). Which is as it should be. (OK, Gretzky is a Polish name, but No. 99 was born in beautiful Brantford ON.)

It will also be noted that two of the Ultimate Six played for the Bleu-Blanc-et-Rouge. Not one Toronto Maple Leaf is included in the group. Why the picture of Rocket Richard is in black-and-white and the rest in colour is a mystery, but hey, that's Canada -- a land of mystery. Walt approves of the choices, and recommends that you buy some of these stamps, not to put on letters -- who does that, in 2017? -- but just to look at them when you feel sad that hockey ain't what it used to be. Where else can you get a picture of Jean Béliveau (my personal favourite) for just 85 Canadian cents (plus tax, of course)?

: I am shocked, shocked that Walt [and Ed.! Ed.] have never shared with you the excellent story of "The Hockey Sweater", written and narrated for the National Film Board video by Roch Carrier. Here it is. No subtitles. If you gonna come on top da country `ere you better learn to talk like we do!

Cliquez ici pour voir la version française.

Why Walt hasn't written about (((Harvey Weinstein)))

During Campaign 2016, Hellery Clinton, the Democrats and le Tout Hollywood were all over Donald Trump (now PRESIDENT Trump) like a rash for having said, in a casual remark to a media nobody that he (Trump) could grab a woman by the pussy and get away with it. If he wanted to. Not that he had actually eer done so. For that, Mr Trump was roundly castigated [Can you be squarely castigated? Ed.], pilloried as a male chauvinist pig. [Now there's a phrase you don't hear much any more. Ed.]

The progressive Forces For Good who denounced Mr Trump and advocated the candidacy of La Clinton -- champion of gender equality and fighter against sexual abuse that she is [LOL. Ed.] included President 0 and just about every celeb who ever appeared in any movie produced, financed and/or promoted by Hollywood mogul (((Harvey Weinstein))). Mr (((Weinstein))) gave millions of hard-earned dollars to the Clinton campaign, signalling his support for Mrs Bill's courage in standing up to that "creep" Trump.

It turns out that, unlike Mr Trump, who said that he could grab women by the pussy if he wanted, (((Harvey Weinstein))) actually did grab women by the pussy, and much more. And he got away with it... until this month. Now numerous Hollywood personalities are coming forward, snail-like, to say that they were abused by the Tinseltown Lothario, although they didn't want to say anything about it at the time because... well... errr....

The Democratic National Committee has allowed as how it maybe should give back some of the money donated by Mr (((Weinstein))). Not all of it, you understand, because even a loathsome pervert is entitled to his political convictions, right? But the Democratic ex-president and the last Democratic candidate for the presidensity have said, errr, nothing. Nada. Rien. When the Prez and or Hellery "What Happened" Clinton speaks out on the (((Weinstein))) scandal, I will have something further to say. Don't hold your breath.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Poor Len Canayen: Bring back the Russians!

Poor Len Canayen here. On September 28th, I posed the question: is it time, yet, for Habs fans to panic? I answered my own question with the word "no". But that was then, before the NHL season got underway. This is now, after the first three games played (sort of) by the bleu-blanc-et-rouge.

The record so far:
Thursday - Montréal Canadiens 3 - Buffalo Sabres 2 - shootout victory.
Saturday - Washington Capitals 6 - le Canadien, errr, 1 - débâcle.
Sunday - New York Rangers 2 - Habs 0 - shutout loss.

Thursday night's win did not inspire confidence. The Habs had to come from behind twice to tie the game late in the third period. The three-on-three overtime produced no excellent chances on either side, and it was just a beauty goal -- his first as a Canadien - by Jonathan Drouin that did the trick. Carey Price deserved his first "W", having faced 45 shots thanks to a lazy and inept defence.

Saturday night's game was indeed a debacle. The Caps' Alex Ovechkin (the Great Eight) scored four (4) goals, two of them in the first two-and-a-half minutes of the first period. With another goal having been potted between Ovie's first two, that left the Habs in a 3-0 hole with the game not yet three minutes old. It just got worse after that.

Last night les Glorieux played well enough to win, I thought, or at least get a point, but they didn't. The puck got behind Rangers' goalie Hendrik Lundqvist twice in the first period, but both goals were disallowed after review, and rightly so, it must be said. That seemed to discourage our lads, who just went through the motions in the second and third frames. The Rangers scored on a bad bounce off Shea Weber's skate and an egregious giveaway by Jeff Petry, and that was all she wrote.

So... In nine periods of regulation time (plus a five-minute overtime), the Habs have scored but three -- count 'em, three -- goals. That's an average of just under one (1) per game. Even with Carey Price in top form, you don't win a lot of games by scoring just one goal. It's worth noting that two of the three goals were scored while short-handed! What does that tell you?

What the team needs is a couple of players who can be counted on to put the puck in the opposition's net! Only one forward line -- the third line centred by Tomas Plekanec -- played hard. Plekanec and Paul Byron are dangerous on the PK. Captain Max Pacioretty tired hard as did wee Brendan Gallagher. (I love that kid.) Drouin has talent, but is not going to turn things around single-handedly.

On the debit side, Alex Galchenyuk still hasn't learned to play in his own zone. He was -5 against Washington. We've seen Charles Hudon and Jakob De La Rose before, last year. IMHO the only reason they were kept with the Big Team after the pre-season is that we didn't have anyone else!

As for the defence, the less said the better. IMHO (again) the only top-notch defenceman wearing the CH is Shea Weber, and you can't expect him to play 25 or more minutes every night. Jordy Benn and Karl Alzner have not lived up to expectations. Jeff Petry doesn't seem to realize the season has started. Just as I predicted, Andrei Markov and Alex Emelin are already sorely missed. The only bright light is rookie Victor Mete, but he's young (19) and not yet fully grown. I don't know if he'll be able to stand the gaff for another 79 games.

In my (still) humble opinion, it's not too early to lay the blame for this year's terrible start at the feet of Habs' GM Marc Bergevin. The loss of Emelin couldn't be helped -- stupid expansion draft! -- but we could still have had Markov and Alex Radulov if he (Bergevin) had only softened his "I'm the boss" attitude and opened up the purse-strings a little.

Radulov got a sweet deal from Dallas, so there's no getting him back, but if I were M Bergevin, I'd be on the phone to Kazan [That's in Russia. Ed.] to tell Markov all is forgiven and please come home quick. And who knows? It's just possible that Emelin won't be happy in Nashville (with his old friend P.K. Subban!) and would welcome a trade back to the Mecca of hockey. It's happened before (Hello, Mark Streit!) so it could happen again!

Further reading (added 10/10/17): "Les premiers matchs du CH sèment déjà l'inquiétude": Michel Lamarche dans La Presse.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Questioning the CBC's love affair with Chrystia Freeland

Chrystia Freeland? Who she? For readers outside of Canada (and many inside!) Walt will explain. The fragrant and unbearably smug Christina "Chrystia" Freeland is Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs (or "Global Affairs", whatever the new PC term is). She started out as Minister of International Trade in the first government of Justin "Junior" Trudeau, and was "elevated" in 2017 after demonstrating a lack of talent for international negotiations on free trade. See "Vote NO MA'AM!", WWW 25/10/16 and "Bill Maher calls BS on 'shared values' with Muslims", WWW 18/4/16. Walt regrets that Ms Freeland's minion have succeeded in having the video of her appearance with Bill Maher deleted. As I remember it, he made her look like a fool who knows next to nothing about the real world.

One of our agents was trying to make the same point in the "Comments" section of some articles on the CBC News website. He called out Ms Freeland for being a "limousine liberal" -- a useful idiot who knows next to nothing about the real world. Our agent has been trying for a week or so to get the CBC to print that comment -- just the "limousine liberal" part -- or anything close to it. Here's what happened.

By "pinked", our agent means his comment got "disabled". That's the word that appears in the PINK bar. Geddit? But why? What's so offensive about "limousine liberal" or the coded version of the phrase used here by our agent? Here are two more screen grabs.

You have to give our agent full marks for perseverance, eh. But he's now given up, and appeals to Walt for help. What he wants to know (but can't ask the CBC since there's no way to contact the moderators) is whether the Corp's list of prohibited comments includes any negative reference of any kind to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland. The supplementary question -- assuming the answer to the first to be "yes" -- is WHY? Why is the CBC so in love with Ms Freeland that even the mildest of snarks about her is verboten?

In one case, the mere mention of her name got "pinked". What about free speech? Why is Ms Freeland above criticism? Anyone from the CBC who wishes to answer these questions is free (geddit?) to use Walt's comments section. All you have to do is click on the headline, and the box will appear. We're waiting.

VIDEO: Gavin McInnes: "People in wheelchairs can't dance!"

Last spring, while Gavin McInnes was still doing stuff for The Rebel, he made this video about "the bigotry of low expectations". Case in point: "wheelchair dancing" -- an oxymoron if ever there was one.

Be honest now. If you were watching in the company of someone else, did you find yourself suppressing a snigger? [What did you say?! Oh... "snigger". OK. Ed.] If you were watching by yourself, didn't you LOL? I thought so.

Seriously... I don't play basketball. I am (a) old and (b) vertically challenged. I can't play basketball. And there's no use my getting into a pair of gym shorts and getting out there on the court in the middle of a bunch of 7-foot sniggers and pretending I can be just as good as they are, if I just keep a positive attitude. If I made a video of myself doing that, you'd laugh, and you'd be right. God did not create all of us equal, and that's the plain truth.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Somali-Canadian Muslim convicted of planning terror attack on NYC

Last month, the administration of President Donald Trump unveiled new travel restrictions on foreigners from a number of predominantly Muslim countries, including Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea (OK, they're not Muslims, just Commies), Venezuela (ditto), Syria, Yemen and Somalia. Quite right too, especially as regards Somalis. 1000s of Somali "refugees" have already invaded the USA and Canada, where they alternate between collecting welfare and planning or waging jihad against their hosts. (That, fellow citizens, means US.)

Just last week, in Edmonton AB, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, a Muslim refugee from Somalia, deliberately drove a car into a cop directing traffic outside Confederation stadium. After failing to kill him with a car, the "ISIS soldier" attacked the cop with a knife before running away. Later he drove a rented van into some pedestrians on a downtown street, injuring a half dozen or so. He is now in custody facing charges of attempted murder, but, interestingly, not terrorism, because the Canuck "authorities" don't want to be accused of Islamophobia. M-103, you know. (OK, if you're not Canadian, you won't know. Google it.)

It was a pretty minor attack, as these things go, with no fatalities. At least one of Mr Sharif's countrymen and co-religionists was planning something bigger. A lot bigger! Yesterday the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York revealed the details of a plot by Islamic terrorist wannabes to commit mayhem and wreak havoc in New York City. Their plan included detonating bombs in Times Square and in the New York subway system, as well as shootings at various concert venues.

According to the information unsealed Friday, three people were involved in the nefarious scheme. Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old American citizen living in Pakistan, and Russell Salic, a 37-year-old Filipino, were arrested overseas. It is "hoped", the Attorney's Office says, that they will be extradited to the U.S. for prosecution. Both Mr Haroon and Mr Salic are followers of the Prophet.

So is Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Somali who came to Canada as a "refugee" and was living the Mississauga ON ghetto. According to court records unsealed only yesterday, Mr El Bahnasawy purchased bomb-making materials and helped secure a cabin within driving distance of New York City for the purpose of building explosive devices. He has been in custody in the USA since his arrest by the FBI in May of 2016, and pleaded guilty on October 13th to seven charges, including:

  • Conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
  • Conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries.
  • Conspiring to bomb a place of public use and public transport.
  • Conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
  • Attempted provision and provision of material support and resources to terrorists.
  • Conspiracy to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, i.e. ISIS.
  • Attempted provision and provision of material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, i.e. ISIS.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on 12 December 2017.

According to the court records, Messrs El Bahnasawy and Haroon plotted to carry out the attacks in support of ISIS during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. In preparing for the attacks, the two communicated electronically with an undercover FBI agent posing as an ISIS supporter. They allegedly declared their allegiance to ISIS and expressed their intent to carry out attacks resembling the recent Paris and Brussels attacks. "These Americans need an attack," El Bahnasawy allegedly stated to the officer, saying he aspired "to create the next 9/11."

Mr El Bahnasawy travelled to the New York City area on 21 May 2016, in preparation for staging and ultimately carrying out the attacks. American law enforcement monitored the trip in co-ordination with their Canadian counterparts, and arrested the would-be bomber that night in Cranford NJ.

Asked by CBC News to comment, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said, "Abdulrahman El-Bahnasawy is a Canadian citizen who was part of an international plot to commit terrorist attacks in the United States and the charges are a direct result of his involvement and role." They added that the safety or security of the (presumably Canadian) public was at no time at risk during the investigation. So that's all right then.

Innocent question: Why did the American authorities, who had arrested Mr El Bahnasawy in May of 2016, keep everything a deep, dark secret until this week? Nothing to do with the presidential election and President 0's insistence that there was nothing to fear from the terrorists he refused to name, I'm sure.

Friday, October 6, 2017

VIDEO: Is this how it ends? Diversity = white genocide

Back in the hippie-dippy 60s, when "integration" was the flavour of the month (OK, decade) and the "progressives" were touting the loveliness of a multiracial (therefore non-racial) society, there was a joke that a neighbourhood was integrated only from the moment the first black family moved in until the last white family moved out.

As residents of places which have been "integrated" to the point of becoming ghettos know, it's not funny. There's a large group of "refugees" who get no sympathy these days from the lamestream media and liberal politicians. I call them the "white flees", who are getting out of the new ghettos (Hello, Brampton, Ontario!) and heading for the hills. And not without reason, as this disturbing and depressing video shows.

Hellery Clinton says "white genocide" is a kooky (and dangerous) conspiracy theory. says the Alt-Right is concerned about White Genocide. Walt says white genocide is not a theory, but a fact. Mass immigration, racial integration, miscegenation, low fertility rates and abortion are being promoted by Mrs Bill Clinton and her liberal admirers and fellow-travellers in predominantly white countries to deliberately turn them minority-white and hence cause white people to become extinct. That is how white civilization on Planet Earth will come to an end.

Thanks to Agent 6 for the link to the video. Click here to read more on white genocide and what you can do to fight for the preservation of our culture and our race.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Canuck government "reviewing" refugee processing after terror attack

This is a relatively minor story compared with the Mandalay Bay massacre, but I think it's worth a follow-up for Canadian readers, since it highlights everything that's wrong with the liberal (and Liberal) approach to dealing with the hundreds of thousands of bogus "refugees" and asylum-seekers who enter Western countries every year.

"Welcome them with open arms," says Justin "Junior" Trudeau, for diversity is what makes Canada strong. See "Welcome to Canada, Syrian refugees!", WWW 8/2/17. 1000s of Canadians are hollering BULLSHIT, but never mind, it's Liberal government policy and there's no way it's going to be changed before the federal election of 2019... if then.

But you can see that M Trudeau and his oh-so-diverse cabinet are being made nervous by incidents such as the Islamic terrorist attack in Edmonton AB last week. That's because, just as Walt predicted (see "Edmonton Muslim terrorist attack: Walt told ya so!", WWW 2/10/17), the perp turned out to be a Muslim Somali "refugee", waved through the porous Canadian border in 2012. But wait (as Vince Offer used to say), there's more!

The information released by the Edmonton police and the Mounties at the time left the impression that Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, now charged with five counts of attempted murder, four counts of criminal flight causing bodily harm, and one count each of dangerous driving and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, came to Canada as a refugee from Somalia, or maybe Syria. Exactly how and where he entered Canada was not disclosed, and with good reason. Turns out he entered Canada from... wait for it... the USA!

In July of 2011, US Customs and Border Protection transferred Mr Sharif into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego CA. Two months later, an immigration judge ordered him removed to his native Somalia. He waived his right to appeal that decision. Two months after that, he was released on an ICE order of supervision "due to a lack of likelihood of his removal in the reasonably foreseeable future," according to Jennifer D. Elzea, acting press secretary for the ICE Office of Public Affairs.

This was in the Obama years, remember, and American authorities just kind of, errr, stopped deporting illegal aliens. But ICE did tell Mr Sharif to come back next year. He was scheduled to be removed on 24 January 2012. ICE was shocked, shocked when he failed to turn up at their enforcement and removal operations center on his scheduled date. Next thing you know he presented himself at the Canadian border.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, the Canuck Minister of Immigration and Refugees -- that really is his title -- confirmed today that Mr Sharif entered at an official port of entry, went through the 'regular process' and was granted refugee status later that year. He declined to provide any more details, citing an "active, ongoing investigation."

Oh yes, there's an investigation going on -- a classic case of locking the barn door after the horse has bolted. At a scrum outside the House of Commons today, Junior told the meeja "We are looking into exactly what happened in this situation. We're certain that we have asylum processes that needed to be followed when someone presents themselves at our border, we have rules to follow and we make sure those rules are followed. We're looking into the whole system and will reflect on whether we need to do things differently certainly in the future than the way they were done in 2012. But the priority is always making sure that we're defending the values and rights of Canadians while keeping our communities safe." Yeah... right...

M Trudeau had to answer reporters' questions because his Somali-born (aha!) Minister for Refugees etc. was out of town, speaking at an event in the ghetto which is Brampton. Mr Hussen stressed that decisions on whether to grant asylum are not made by the government but by the arms' length, independent Immigration and Refugee Board. "That board is the one that is responsible for determining the merits of each and every case when it comes to asylum claims," he said. What he didn't say is that the members of the IRB -- each and every one of them -- are appointed by the Liberal government. "Arms' length", indeed... NOT.

VIDEO: Thinking about gun control

This weekend's unexplained... and unexplainable... massacre in Las Vegas has been politicized to the Nth degree by the Democrats, lamestream media and others whose agenda is to overturn the Second Amendment and take our guns away, leaving weapons only in the hands of criminals, terrorists and "the Authorities". I've been thinking about that. Being a libertarian, I'm inclined to resist the calls for disarmament of ordinary people, but tragedies like Mandalay Bay and Sandy Hook give me pause.

I have some experience with guns. In my misspent youth [a century ago. Ed.] I was into Dr Hunter S. Thompson's fun trio of drugs, firearms and loud music. Get ripped on reds 'n' white and go out on a dark night and blast the shit out of some inanimate object -- good times, good times. The key word there is "inanimate". I was never a hunter. I did shoot skeet, but Mrs Walt found it hard to clean and cook. But there was something mighty satisfying about firing a good shotgun, like this Ithaca 51.

I used to keep mine, safely stored, in my cabin in the pines, a good half-hour by car from the nearest town of any size. I have always subscribed to the theory that a man's home is his castle, and was secretly hoping for an opportunity to defend my little castle with the Ithaca or either of a couple of pistols I kept for just such an occasion. The shotgun would have been best. Cut the intruder in half with a deer slug. Yeah. Just as Bill Burr says at the 2-minute mark of this video.

Eventually I discovered that the Authorities and Forces For Good in the community don't want us to defend ourselves and our property. If someone breaks into your home or place of business, they say, don't challenge them, especially with a weapon. They could use it against you! Just call 9-1-1 and the police will take care of you. I call BS on that! I tried it when a young punk walked into my office after hours, looking for trouble. I gave him what he was looking for -- a warning shot across the bow, so to speak -- and then called the police. Guess who wound up in the dock (not the kind where you park your boat)? That's right. It was me! [Should be "It was I!" Ed.]

Right, Ed. We must watch our grammar. But we have no time for that now. To get my train of thought back on the rails, imagine what would have happened if I had actually shot that kid! I would likely be writing this blog with a pencil on prison stationery. [But that's what you... oh... never mind. Ed.] Law-abiding citizens who exercise whatever right to self defence is left to them by the nanny state get the shitty end of the stick every time, while criminals and terrorists get the other end. It ain't right!

I will grant you... I have to grant you, given the terrible reality of events like this weekend's massacre, that every now and then some deranged individual will go right off the deep end and take out some innocent people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mandalay Bay was the worst, but it wasn't the first. On the other hand, perfectly sane but perfectly evil people do the same thing. Look at Orlando. Look at San Bernadino.

Several people said that if some of the people shot in those terrorist attacks had had guns of their own, the death toll would have been considerably lower. IMHO that's right. We can't depend on our police to protect us, either because they are afraid of being called "racists"and "Nazis" or because they themselves are the thugs and bullies who like to shoot people just for the fun of it. Our best defence against terrorists or other marauders is a peaceful but vigilant and well-armed citizenry.

Please don't tell me that's a ridiculous notion, a classic example of American exceptionalism. Swiss laws on the possession and use of firearms are based on a longstanding tradition of shooting as a part of the national identity. The practice of the Swiss militia is to have the citizen soldiers keep their rifles in their homes. And we're talking about military-style guns, not just hunting rifles or shotguns.

What is needed, to avoid repeats of Mandalay Bay or Pulse or Sandy Hook, is not a ban on firearms, but more careful screening and enforcement to make sure that guns are kept out of the hands of terrorists and idiots. In Switzerland, in order to buy most weapons, the purchaser must obtain a weapon acquisition permit. Any adult citizen who is not psychiatrically disqualified nor identified as posing security problems, and who has a clean criminal record can request such a permit. The same rules apply to the purchase of ammunition.

In the result, although the percentage of Swiss who own firearms is probably higher than that of the USA, the murder rate in Switzerland is much, much lower. And so far there has not been a single terrorist attack. Think about it. Banning guns is not the answer to ails the Paranoid States of America today. It's not the guns. It's the people who have them.

Further reading
: "The Culture of Death—and of Disdain", by Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal, 5/10/17. "Why do Americans own so many guns? Because they don’t trust the protected elites to protect them."

Monday, October 2, 2017

ISIS claims responsibility for Mandalay Bay massacre, FBI says no

Latest numbers from Las Vegas show 58 dead and over 500 injured in the Mandalay Bay massacre, making it the deadliest mass murder in American history. Las Vegas police have confirmed that Stephen Paddock, 64, is being considered the perpetrator. He was found dead in his hotel room, across from the site of the outdoor country music festival which he shot up.

"Stephen Paddock" doesn't sound like an Arab or African name, and a photo plastered all over the internet shows him as a rather scruffy-looking whitey. The question on everybody's lips, likewise all over the net, is: why did he do it? A little-known website called SITE Intelligence Group Enterprise, run by one (((Rita Katz))), reports that ISIS has issued a "formal communiqué" credit for the shooting. Here's what they tweeted.

The post, in the Jihadist News section of the website, claims that Stephen Paddock is one and the same as "Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki". They show an ISIS communiqué declaring that he heeded the response of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to attack coalition countries.

A statement from the ISIS news agency Amaq said, "The Las Vegas attacker is a soldier of the Islamic State in response to calls to target coalition countries. The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago." No evidence is given for any of that. Police searched Mr Paddock's hotel room and his home, but haven't come up with any evidence that he had ties to the Islamic terrorist group.

Apart from the SITE report, all we've heard so far is the suggestion that the late Mr Paddock was "known to local law enforcement". And now -- just a few minutes ago -- Agence France Presse tweeted a denial from the FBI that there is any connection between the perp and ISIS. Here it is.

Walt finds the contradiction between what SITE says and what the FBI says more than passing strange. Either the FBI is lying -- something they've never done before -- or SITE, (((Ms Katz))) and her colleagues are guilty of (at least) creating and spreading "fake news". But why would they do that? Stay tuned!

Edmonton Muslim terrorist attack: Walt told ya so!

Walt posted "Islamic terrorist attack in Canada... really?!" pretty early (for a Sunday) yesterday, before the "authorities" had released any information about the perpetrator of Saturday night's attack outside Confederation Stadium in Edmonton AB. I predicted that the jihadi wannabe would turn out to be a "Mohammed" -- meaning a Muslim -- probably from the community of Somali "refugees" who now infest Edmonton as well as Toronto.

Edmonton police held another presser yesterday afternoon, by which time they could no longer cover up the politically incorrect truth. They identified the perpetrator who they had in custody as Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, a Muslim ✔ refugee ✔ from Somalia ✔. That's 3 for 3 for your obdt servant. Lifetime pct .990.

The cops also revealed, to no-one's surprise, that Mr Sharif was "known" to them. Back in 2015 -- two years ago -- a good citizen reported that Mr Sharif had been "promoting extremist views". He was investigated by the city police and then by the RCMP. Both forces now claim they didn't have sufficient evidence to charge the prospective terrorist with anything, or even require him to enter into a peace bond. So it's not the cops' fault then.

Nothing was said about the Liberal government's claim that all migrants are thoroughly vetted before being admitted to Canada, to make sure there are no ISIS members or extremists of any kind posing as refugees or asylum-seekers. As I wrote yesterday, if you admit tens of 1000s of aliens to your country, even the most careful screening is bound to miss the occasional baddie. If just 1-10th of 1% of 50,000 "refugees" are wolves in sheep's clothing, that's 50 terrorists now living here... perhaps in your neighbourhood... especially if you live in a Canadian "magnet city".

Canuck Prime Minister Justin "Junior" Trudeau did not appear in front of the cameras he loves so much, but released a statement in which he called the incident a "terrorist attack". It seems he has learned from his mentor and idol, Barack Hussein Obama, not to preface the word "terrorist" with the word "Islamic". Instead, he repeated once again his tired and tiresome mantra, "We know that Canada's strength comes from our diversity...." To which many Canadians -- more now than before this weekend -- would respond with cries of "BULLSHIT!"

Sunday, October 1, 2017

"Allahu akbar!": another Islamic terrorist attack in France

Ed. was just putting the finishing touches on the piece about the Islamic terrorist attack in Edmonton, Canada (see below) when the mojo wire spat out a bulletin about a stabbing at the central train station in Marseille, in southern France. Two people are confirmed dead after what a source told Reuters was a "terrorist attack". Witnesses said they heard the attacker yell "Allahu akbar!" before being shot dead by soldiers of the French army.

That's all we have at the moment. We are going to Mass to pray for the return of Santiago Matamoros. If you haven't already done so, click on "Aux Français! L'avertissement du Général Charles De Gaulle".

Further reading: "Catholic historian Hilaire Belloc foresaw Islamic jihad in 1938", WWW 8/1/16.

VIDEO: Islamic terrorist attack in Canada... really?!

Saturday night is Hockey Night in Canada. But at this time of year, other games are played too. The Canadian Football League [12 on a side, 110-yard field, only three downs. You're welcome. Ed.] is in mid-season. In Edmonton, at 2015 local time, the hometown Eskimos [Isn't that name kind of racist? Ed.] were losing to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. And outside Confederation Stadium, a militant Muslim was revving up his engine to ram his car into the crowd of football fans and bar patrons. Edmonton police chief Rod Knecht tells what happened next.

For those who prefer to read the news (or couldn't quite get what the Chief was saying)... A uniformed police constable was working traffic control outside the stadium, standing behind a barricade, when a Chevrolet Malibu crashed into it, hit the officer and sent him flying 15 feet into the air. "A male believed to be 30 years old then jumped out of his vehicle", the Chief continued, "and viciously attacked the Edmonton Police Service member with a knife. A struggle then ensued, during which the male suspect stabbed the officer several times before fleeing the scene on foot." The officer was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not critical.

Pause here to think about why Chief Knecht identified the perp only as a 30-year-old male -- no name, no citizenship status, no ethnicity, no religion -- even though the Mohammed (just my guess) was already in custody. Perhaps the Chief didn't want to fan the flames of Islamophobia?

How did the suspect come to be in custody? Here's the rest of the story. The first attack happened at about 2015 on Saturday. At a presser about two hours later, the cops said not to worry, there was no threat to the public, and a manhunt was under way. Not two hours after that, just before midnight, a white U-Haul van was pulled over at a "checkstop" on the north side of town. When a police officer checked the driver's name, he recognized it as being similar to the name -- Mohammed? -- of the registered owner of the car that had struck the officer at Commonwealth Stadium.

The U-Haul immediately sped off toward downtown Edmonton. In a scene reminiscent of the Great Chase in the Blues Brothers, the van barrelled down Jasper Avenue with up to 20 police vehicles following, at speeds of up to 50 mph in the 30 mph zone. A witness said police cars began to block streets that connect to Jasper Avenue. The U-Haul eventually doubled back and drove the opposite way down Jasper Avenue.

"Throughout the chase, the U-Haul truck deliberately attempted to hit pedestrians in crosswalks and alleys in two areas along Jasper Avenue," said Chief Knecht. And sure enough, near 107th Street the van struck at least two pedestrians, before flipping and landing on its side. "We believe the individual acted alone," the Chief told the meeja, adding that police would investigate the possible involvement of others.
"Based on evidence at the scenes and the actions of the suspect," he explained, "it was determined that these incidents are being investigated as acts of terrorism." Knecht said.

What "evidence"? What "actions of the suspect"? Chief Knecht didn't say anything about that until the Q&A session, when a reporter said he had a picture of the ISIS flag found on the front seat of the Malibu. Only then did the head cop confirm that a black ISIS flag was seized from "a car" where the police officer was attacked.

No-one asked the Chief if the suspect said or yelled anything. Like "Allahu akbar!" And, as Walt told you above, the police have not been forthcoming as to the suspect's identity.

In recent years, thanks to the liberal immigration policies of the Canadian government, Edmonton (like Minneapolis, only colder) has become "home" to a sizable community of Somali "refugees" and asylum-seekers, 99% of whom are followers of the Prophet. Of course not all of them are Islamic extremists, but suppose 1/10th of 1 percent of the 50,000 or so Muslims admitted to Canada in 2016 alone are fanatics, that would work out to... do the math... 50 actual or potential terrorists running around loose. Makes you think, eh!

Footnote: This is not the first terrorist attack in the Great Not-so-white North. On 22 October 2014, at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa, an self-proclaimed "ISIS soldier" named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a Canadian soldier on ceremonial sentry duty. He then entered the nearby Centre Block of the parliament building, where members of parliament were attending caucuses. After wrestling with a constable at the entrance, M Zehaf-Bibeau ran inside and had a shootout with parliament security personnel. He was shot 31 times by six officers and died at the scene. See "'Radicalized Muslim' calls Cirillo killing an act of retaliation", WWW 9/3/15.

Longer, more relevant footnote
: Just two days before the Parliament Hill terrorist attack, on 20 October 2014, another "homegrown" Islamic terrorist by the name of Martin Couture-Rouleau deliberately rammed a car into a pair of Canadian Armed Forces soldiers in a shopping centre parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu QC. Warrant officer Patrice Vincent died in hospital the next day. Another unnamed soldier sustained non-life-threatening injures.

Witnesses said M Couture-Rouleau had been seen sitting in his car and watching for over two hours before the attack. During the police chase which ensued, he called 911 during the chase to say that he carried out his acts in the name of Allah. The chase ended when the killer lost control of his car, rolling it into a ditch and onto its roof. He then exited the vehicle (as cops say) and charged a policewoman with a knife. Police shot him up to seven times and he was pronounced dead that evening in hospital. He is now believed (by Muslims) to be in Paradise where he is being serviced by 72 virgins -- another soldier of ISIS getting his reward.

Friday, September 29, 2017

UPDATED: "Dirty Chinese Restaurant" game shut down by PC police

SPOILER ALERT added 6/10/17: Clicking on the video links below will get you nothing. Rien. Nada. Big-O-Tree games has removed the trailers from its website and YouTube, and has chosen not to release its Dirty Chinese Restaurant video game after "progressives" and Forces for Good (= PC police) slammed it as racist, "offensive" and "demeaning".

On its Facebook page, Big-O-Tree said the game was "not created with an intentional interest of inflicting harm or malice against Chinese culture. After careful consideration and taking the time to listen to the public's opinion we have decided it's not in anyone's best interest to release Dirty Chinese Restaurant. We would like to make a sincere and formal apology to the Chinese community." Once again, political correctness trumps fun. Nobody can take a joke anymore.

Markham ON is home to one of Canada's two largest Chinese-Canadian communities. (The other predominantly Chinese city is Richmond BC.) Agent 78, who should know, says that visiting Markham is just like visiting Hong Kong "only not so tall". Markham is also the home of Big-O-Tree Games. Their website says the company was founded "for one sole purpose: to make the offbeat games we know you want to play, but you didn't think anyone had the cojones to make!"

Case in point: Dirty Chinese Restaurant, in which players share the flame-broiling, veggie-pounding, meat-slicing exploits of restauranteur Wong Fu. If you're a gamer, you'll thrill as you chase cats and dogs with a cleaver, look through alleyways for entrée ingredients, and escape health inspectors and immigration officers. Big-O-Tree says the game is meant to be "tongue-in-cheek, shockingly humorous, and full of satire inspired by the mad world we live in." Here's a trailer.

Perhaps Walt doesn't need to tell you [but you will anyway, right? Ed.] that Dirty Chinese Restaurant has been roundly condemned by snowflakes, liberals, the PC police and all right-thinking (read: politically correct) people, including the Mayor of Markham and the proudly lesbian Premier of Ontario. For some reason they call the game "racist", and say it "exploits stereotypes". Go figure. Here's the second trailer.

Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti [Are you sure? Odd name for a Chinese. Ed.] describes the game as "offensive", adding that he is "deeply disturbed by the game's demeaning depictions of the Chinese-Canadian community." In its defence, Big-O-Tree told Canadian Press the game "in no way is meant to be an accurate representation of Chinese culture." Rather, it's intended as satire and comedy "influenced by the classic politically incorrect shows we grew up watching, such as South Park, All in the Family, Sanford & Son, Family Guy, and The Simpsons."

Well sir... since I'm a big fan of two of those politically incorrect shows, that's good enough for me. Until now, the only video game I've ever downloaded is Angry Birds, but I'm going to get my mouse into the App Store right now, and have me some good clean fun in the Dirty Chinese Restaurant!

Footnote: On August 15th, Yan Can Cook, 3255 Hwy 7, Markham, received a closure order from the public health inspector for operating a food premise in a manner permitting a health hazard and failing to provide adequate protection against the entrance of insects, vermin or rodents. Two days later, Malay Thai Famous Cuisine, which by sheer coincidence operated at the same address, received a closure order for failing to provide adequate protection against the entrance of insects, vermin, or rodents. Source: "DINE SAFE YORK: 2 Markham restaurants closed, 9 businesses charged".

VIDEO: Steven Crowder undercover in Antifa

"Antifa is premeditatedly and proactively violent" says late-night podcaster Steven Crowder. That's hardly news. The real news is that the lamestream media completely ignore hard evidence -- video and statements from Antifa thugs themselves -- that they are not a bunch of good people protesting against "neo-Nazis" and "racists", but a group of left-wing haters themselves.

Mr Crowder and his producer went undercover for a long time to find out just how violent this group can get. They followed the preparation of a Utah-based group that intended to disrupt a speech by Ben Shapiro. (They didn't succeed. See "Ben Shapiro draws large crowds, inside and outside U. venue, for speech critical of progressive politics", Salt Lake Tribune, 28/9/17.)

If the exact same scenario played out with Nazis or KKK members or any hate group other than Antifa, this kind of domestic terrorism would have blown up bigger than football players kneeling during the national anthem. Since it exposed the group that the (((coast)))-controlled liberal media -- including people like John Oliver -- (somewhat) secretly support, they just ignore it.

Here's the video that exposes the truth about Antifa. Running time 11:32

Somebody needs to notice. Crowder and his producer need to have their footage and story told to the entire country.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Poor Len Canayen: Time for Habs fans to panic?

Poor Len Canayen here, with the first in what I hope will NOT be a series of posts on what could be a woeful hockey season for our beloved Montréal Canadiens. Sad to say, the outlook for 2017-18 isn't brilliant. In fact it's downright depressing.

So far, the Habs have (allegedly) played six pre-season games, and won... wait for it... none of them. Not one. They have failed to score more than two goals in any game, while allowing, errr, more. And the roster has showed great gaping holes in front and at the blue line. It's enough to make even a true believer nervous.

With two more exhibition games to be played, it may be a bit soon to start pointing the finger of blame, but I do want to say something about how last year's fine team was dismembered during the off-season. The fault, as I see it, lies chiefly with general manager Marc Bergevin, who's responsible for trades and acquisitions. Coach Claude Julien can only work with the players he's given, and must look down the bench and wonder where all the good guys went.

Let's start with defence, which looks like being the major problem this year. Last night Carey Price allowed an unPricelike four goals. One was a fluke, but two of them he never saw. Why? Poor defence. Coach Julien told La Presse, "Sur les buts marqués ce soir, Carey n'a jamais vu la rondelle. Il faut faire un meilleur travail pour lui permettre de voir la rondelle, car c'est un bon gardien qui va arrêter ce qu'il peut voir. Il faut faire du meilleur travail devant notre filet pour lui laisser voir la rondelle un peu mieux."

During the off-season, the Habs lost no fewer than five (count 'em, 5) defencemen, including two who are already sorely missed. Nathan Beaulieu was traded to Buffalo. No loss there but some say Bergevin should've been able to get more for him -- say a bag of pucks. Mikhail Sergachev found out (by Twitter!) that he'd been traded to Tampa Bay for Jonathan Drouin. Sergachev was a top defence prospect and we can only hope Drouin will prove to be the sniper the team sorely needs. Nikita Nesterov just disappeared, and is said to have gone back to Russia. Buhbye.

The two fine defenceman who are now conspicuous by their absence are Andrei Markov and Alexei "Boom" Emelin. It's hard to blame Bergevin for losing Emelin. He could only protect three defencemen from the expansion draft, and Emelin was No. 4. After being grabbed by the Las Vegas Golden Nuggets ["Knights", shurely! Ed.] Emelin got traded to the Nashville Predators, where he will get to play with his old friend (NOT) P.K. Subban. I'm not sure if it's possible for Montréal to get him back, but the team sure could use his thundering checks to keep the opposition honest.

And then there's Markov. After failing to negotiate a two-year renewal contract with the CH, Markov went home to Russia, rather than play with any other NHL team. He has now signed up for two years with Kazan of the KHL. For letting this stalwart top-four defenceman go, I invite Marc Bergevin to bend over so I can give his ass a good kick! Sure Markov is getting long in the tooth, but he proved last year that he can still play defence and contribute as a play-maker, especially on the power play. After 16 years with la Sainte Flanelle, was another two too much to ask? Whatever happened to loyalty?

Marc Bergevin asked the same question -- "Whatever happened to loyalty?" -- in discussing Alexander Radulov's jump to the Dallas Stars. "If you want loyalty," Bergevin is supposed to have said, "get a dog." He was referring to the fact that in 2016-17 the Habs took a chance on the previously troublesome Radulov when no other NHL team would touch him. It was a good bet, for which Bergevin deserved the praise he got. But when you're on a roll, why not double down? Radulov proved that he had cleaned up his act, motivated himself and become a real asset to the team. Why not loosen the purse-strings and give him a good long-term contract? He got give years at $31.25 million at Dallas. The Habs could have done better than that... and should have!

Bottom line: Some Leaf fans of my acquaintance -- I don't discriminate against anybody -- kidded me that last year's Canadiens looked a lot like Central Red Army, right down to the colours of their uniforms. The "Flying Frenchmen" of the Golden Age aren't French any more (they said), and the Habs are just a bunch of Russians masquerading as Canadians. I say, who cares. Habs fans are going to be sorry Markov, Emelin and Radulov are no longer with the team. Hell, we're sorry already!!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Here come da judge!

Three cheers and a tiger for Judge Roy Moore!!! To no-one's surprise (except perhaps the Republican establishment), the firebrand former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court soundly defeated Senator Luther Strange in a special primary runoff yesterday.

Since Alabama is about as solidly Republican as it's possible to be, Judge Moore's election to the United States Senate in December is now just a formality.

The New York Times calls the outcome of the closely watched race "a humbling blow to President Trump and other party leaders days after the president pleaded with voters in the state to back Mr. Strange." It is not.

To be sure, Judge Moore was opposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican grandees who have opposed and obstructed President Trump. What was strange (pun intended) was Mr Trump's endorsement of Senator Strange. It's never easy to read the President's mind, but I think we can put this down to loyalty. During his short term in the upper house of Congress, Senator Strange was a strong supporter of the President, voting the right way as and when required. The President's endorsement recognized that.

But... a couple of days ago President Trump uttered an aside -- almost a throw-away line -- to the effect that his endorsement of Judge Moore might have been a mistake. I don't think it was. I think (and I am waiting for Scott Adams to say something similar) that Mr Trump gave Senator Strange his stamp of approval knowing that doing so would: a) placate the Republican establishment and show himself to be a team player, b) confuse the progressives and snowflakes who can't imagine voting for anyone that Mr Trump likes, and c) fire up the populists and hard right (Hello, Steve Bannon!) and make them work even harder to get Judge Moore elected. Which is exactly what happened!

To me, the selection of Judge Roy Moore bodes well for the future of the USA since it shows that voters are not as concerned as the liberals, SJWs and lamestream media... not to mention the United States Supreme Court... about the separation of church and state. Judge Moore stood up for Christian values -- the values on which America was founded -- on issues such as "gay marriage". In 2014, in an interview with AP, he declared, "The moral foundation of our country is under attack," and that the "government has become oppressive, and judges are warping the law."

Judge Moore is also famous for his refusal to remove from his courtroom a plaque showing the Ten Commandments. (The statue shown in the picture came later.) He told the Montgomery Advertiser that his intention in hanging the plaque was to indicate the importance of the laws given by God to man. It was not his intention to create controversy, he said, but "I wanted to establish the moral foundation of our law."

What is law but the expression of a set of principles and beliefs? Certain things are right; certain things are wrong. The question to be answered is which set of principles and beliefs should have the force of law in our society.

Do you want to live your life according to the customs and practices of Islam? Then you have no problem with Sharia law (but see "Sharia Law: Saudi king pardons gang-rape victim", WWW 26/9/17). Do you think the code of laws which govern our daily behaviour should have no reference to any religious creed? What you want then, is a legal code based on secular humanism, which is just as much a religion (belief system) for the liberals and progressives as Islam is for the Muslims or Christianity for traditional Catholics and evangelical Protestants.

Judge Moore stands for and stands up for the old-time religion, the Christian values on which the USA was founded, which, if restored to their rightful place in its courts and legislatures can indeed Make America Great Again. God bless him!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

VIDEO: Michael Matt on the Filial Correction sent to Pope Francis

Following up on "Traditional Catholics formally accuse Pope Francis of spreading heresy" (WWW 24/9/17), Walt is pleased to share the commentary of The Remnant's Michael Matt on the Filial Correction of/to Pope Francis, which has now been signed by some 70 scholars, priests and theologians from all around the world.

Mr Matt also discusses the ramifications of Bishop Bernard Fellay's signature on this correction, Cardinal Burke's forthcoming formal correction, and the centenary of the founding of St. Maximilian Kolbe's Militia Immaculatae in Rome. Running time: 23:46.

Further reading: "Why I Signed the Correctio Filialis": interview with Bishop Fellay, from FSSPX News, 26/9/17.

VIDEO: Sharia Law: Saudi king pardons gang-rape victim

The (not very carefully) hidden agenda of the Liberals and SJWs who are trying to push Motion M-103 through the Canadian parliament is to make Sharia Law "acceptable". "We're not trying to make it the law of the land," they say, "only to allow it to be used in Sharia courts to govern the lives of Muslims." Got it? Who could argue with that? "Islamophobes", that's who. If you think there's something wrong with that idea -- shame on you! -- you'd better not say so or write so, publicly, because we'll sic the PC police on ya!

On the other hand, if you agree with the premise, and are willing to allow your Muslim neighbours to submit themselves to Sharia Law, if that's what they want, as long as it doesn't apply to you, consider the following true story, told by Rex Murphy in one of his newspaper columns, nearly ten years ago. (I'm paraphrasing and editing a bit here, for the sake of brevity.)

"Saudi king pardons gang-rape victim"
has to be one of the oddest sentences ever written. It simply does not compute. We do not know a world in which gang-rape victims are the ones seeking or receiving pardons, from Saudi kings or other potentates. We know instead a world where those who have endured the near-unendurable torments and dehumanizing outrages of gang rape inspire the most profound sympathy and concern.

the headline springs from the story of a most unfortunate 19-year-old who was charged with the "crime" of being in a car with a man who was not a relative, when both were set upon by seven men, both raped -- she most violently, for two hours -- by all seven, and more than once. She was reduced to numbness, shock and near-suicide and suffered horrific psychological and physical trauma.

But in the world of Saudi Arabia's sharia jurisprudence, the gang-raped 19-year-old had to appear before her Islamic judges and be tried for the crime of sitting in a car with a man. At first, her sentence was considered lenient -- a mere ninety lashes and some months in jail.

She had both the dignity and simple force of character to protest this monstrous verdict, with the help of a lawyer of some courage and resource. For the temerity of appealing a mindless and barbaric sentence, she had her sentence increased to two hundred lashes. And six months in jail, presumably necessary to give the stripes from the whip time to turn into scars.

The world at large found this excessive and, to be truthful, both odd and cruel too, beyond even the odd and cruel bounds of the ancient codes that, sadly, are still imposed on so many of the women of so many countries. The king of Saudi Arabia must have felt the wave of revulsion and contempt that followed on the world's press coverage of this outrage, and thus is came to pass that a 19-year-old who had been raped, shamed and tormented by seven men was relieved of the further shame and torment of two hundred lashes and incarceration for half a year of her young life. But "King pardons gang-rape victim" remains an atrocious declaration, a simultaneously absurd and mean statement.

The apologists for the extreme forms of Islam [Is there any other form? Ed.] should read and rererad this cautionary tale and ask themselves if they would really, really be comfortable having Sharia law -- notice I didn't say "justice" -- meted out by the mullahs to their neighbours, even if they are Muslims and feel bound to submit to it. Is this consistent with the Western (add "Christian" if you like) values for which those people came to Europe and North America? Is there any reason, any reason at all why we should change our values, our culture, our society to accommodate the barbaric rules and practices of Islam? Well? Is there?!

If words aren't enough to convince you there's something wrong with the idea of making Sharia law the law of the land, here's a video that might persuade you. It's not Saudi Arabia, but the province of Aceh, Indonesia, where Sharia is the law of the land. It was posted just over a year ago.

Further reading
: I found the column by Rex Murphy, adapted and quoted above, in a compilation of his writings called Canada and Other Matters of Opinion (Doubleday Canada 2009). Highly recommended.