Daily Telegraph’s and Tony Blair’s Tom Harris calls for Jeremy Corbyn to be knifed

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Corbyn needs to be knifed sooner rather than later

When you click on that title you get

It’s time for Tony Blair’s assassin to sharpen his knife

Labour must hope that talk of a move against Jeremy Corbyn will actually lead to action against him

I’m sorry but this article’s title by Tom Harris, a staunch loyalist to the war criminal Tony Blair’s philosophy, typifies the desperation in the neo-Conservative, New Labour rump that still continues to think it runs The Labour Party.

This rhetoric may be “only a turn of phrase” but it is more than a poor choice of words. In countries where parties are struggling to satisfy all of the electorate all of the time, these words could lead to unfortunate actions being carried out by the frustrated and ideologically extreme. This is an incitement to terrorist action and you can bet the Blairite terror-mongers would be first to condemn any such threats made in their direction in a national newspaper.

Disgusting Harris and disgusting Daily Telegraph, is this what public discourse has become now? “Will someone rid me of this troublesome” opponent?

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The US Republican Party is now not just a Soap.. it’s British Comedy writ large

I love the fact that so many dimbulbs in the US “admire Trump because he speaks his mind”.

Well yes, I guess he does…. and what a mind he has.

His latest gem

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” he said.

is straight out of the Blackadder series and paints Trump as somewhat to the right of Sir Talbot Buxomly.


Sir T (in red) is a caricature of a blustering fool with absolute power and an inbred (yup in both sense of the word) sense of certainty and his own divine destiny. The classic line from the British comedy series regarding Sir T. is

His policies included “flogging servants, shooting poor people, and the extension of slavery to anyone who hasn’t got a knighthood”, the Prince noting that these were “sensible policies for a happier Britain”.

The weird thing is that not only is Trump a caricature of Sir T, complete with wacky gingerish hairdo, but it is that he is right about the effect him committing murder would have on his base.

America is truly a land of equal opportunity and as Tom Lehrer once noticed

one of the many fine things one has to admit is the way that the army has carried the American democratic ideal to it’s logical conclusion in the sense that not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and colour, but also on the grounds of ability.

I guess we can carry that over into US Presidential politics now.

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Xmas posting – Ain’t religion great

So it appears that the leaders of that hell-hole Somalia have banned any public Xmas displays or celebrations. Well that’s understandable in a perverse kind of way.. the place is such a nightmare that any Christian would not want to be drawing attention to themselves. They were already targets for the rather insane, fanatical bunch of nutters “al-Shabab” that it really wasn’t surprising that chief religious whackjob Sheikh Nur Barud Gurhan, of the Supreme Religious Council of Somalia, needed to warn folk “against celebrations, saying they could provoke al-Shabab “to carry out attacks”.

(oh and Sheikh.. if your title has more letters in it than you have functioning brain cells, then you are seriously disturbed.)

But it also seems that the diminutive despot of Brunei led the way in this stupidity and demonstration of abject cowardice. Whoa.. you say.. that’s a bit of a leap, but no it’s based on irrational fear.

“All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage the faith of the Muslim community.”

Apparently the powers that be are so frightened of a Santa hat or a piece of tinsel that they fear any sight of it will cause people to reject Islam and convert to Christianity. I have to ask, if Islam is that fragile, does it deserve to be kept alive by artificial means or is this just another case of a bunch of old, conservative, crazy men trying to stop people from enjoying themselves.

Oh and in case you think I’m being all PC and just dumping on the Islamic killjoys and idiots, I’m not.

From Jerusalem we have the Jewish equivalent of the Sultan and Sheikh

“Christmas has no place in the Holy Land,” Gopstein was quoted in the Israeli press as saying. “Missionary work must not be given a foothold. Let’s throw the vampires out of our land before they drink our blood again.”

When you add that piece of total dumbassitude to the previous crap that Benzi Gopstein (Leader of the Israeli Sturm Abteilung) has uttered

His comment alarmed his questioner Benny Rabinovich, a journalist, who told him: “Benzi, I must say I’m really shocked by what you’re saying here. You are essentially saying we must go out and burn down churches. You’re saying something insane here.”

You can see that this charmer is fighting hard with the other two losers for the “2015 bridge-builder of the year award.”

But you only have to go back a mere 4 years to see how seriously Christians take the spirit of Christmas. And who could forget the words of the immortal Tom Lehrer… it almost seems that he was channelling today and the modern circus that is pre-season shopping.

Maybe the other faiths of “The Book” are right?

Or maybe they are all delusional…

I’m just happy the days are getting longer

Ain’t religion great?



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Have you read the Good Samaritan – A Question to the “Christians” of the West.

I’ve noticed that “Christians” are getting all worked up over the annual mythical war on Christmas that some “Christians” claim is happening.

I’ve also noticed that a large percentage of “Christians” do not want to bring any Syrian refugees into Canada, or N America generally; unless governments can be 100% sure that none of them will ever commit a crime.

I’m not a religious person and I support the move to bring 25,000 Syrians in need to Canada before Christmas.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.

So according the guy that “Christians” claim to believe in, that makes me more of a Christian than the “Christians” who protect the kitschy, gaudy tat-fest with a terrible soundtrack, that Christmas has become.

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Weird, how those who claim to be Christians are more likely to behave like the Priest or the Levite, but those who have a disdain for religion are more likely to act like the Samaritan. And in line with actual Christian teaching.

“Christians” on the other hand seem to think their messiah actually gives more of a damn about a festival that was assigned some arbitrary date by a bunch of ideological zealots back in the day; than helping the needy.

Odd really odd.

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Yellow Journalism – The National Post sheds any pretense of being a newspaper and accepts it is Canada’s “Der Sturmer.”

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The National Post is showing it’s true colours in allowing US Tea bagger Mark Steyn unfettered access to its front page on-line. This malcontent and ne’er-do-well is never happy unless he is ranting about the horror of the forthcoming apocalypse that only he can see coming, and save us from – unless it’s climate change that is, because he is smarter than all the world’s scientists and knows otherwise.

The 130 killed in Paris are all the fault of Obama, Trudeau etc where-as the similar number killed in Beirut and Baghdad had nothing to do with the illegal US wars of aggression he cheerleaded. Ditto with the creation of IS and the hundreds of thousands dead in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan etc nothing to do with folk like Steyn and their relentless war mongering hey? In true Sturmer fashion Steyn rants

Most of those people don’t want to participate actively in bringing about the death of diners and concertgoers and soccer fans, but at a certain level most of them either wish or are indifferent to the death of the societies in which they live — modern, pluralist, western societies and those “universal values” of which Barack Obama bleats.

Shorter Steyn – I do understand that the vast majority of them are not bad people or terrorists, but those that aren’t still seek to dilute my precious bodily fluids through their differences – so they all must be treated as though they are guilty.

So I say again: What’s the happy ending here?

So when they are all dead, the European oak will again flourish hey Mark? Just like it did under Leopold in the Congo hey?

Steyn is a classic mouthpiece of the far right – talks a good fight but finds the nearest closet to hide in when push comes to shove. He’ll ask questions and demand the sacrifice of others, but he, like that other paragon of the fighting Chairborne Huw Hewitt, will play their part from the front lines in New York.

Apart from the classic definition of  “Yellow  Journalism,” which describes how the NP has shaped itself recently very accurately; the NP now indulges in another form of Yellow behaviour – it refuses to allow people to post comments. Their choice of course, but that tactic fits in with the all-around cowardice one has come to expect from the modern right wing these days.

The National Post has become very bitter since the guy who they endorsed, was overwhelmingly rejected by decent Canadians in the recent federal election. But to hand over its pages to totalitarian cowards, anti-intellectuals and rabble rousers for them to rant on without reply, beggars belief.

Yellow “Hate” Journalism like this is why the NP is failing. I hope the death throes aren’t long and protracted. Oh and Steyn, here’s the place you need to go if you really want to put your money where your mouth is, or here or even here. So I guess there are no excuses now, you two bob bit.

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Dogwhistle lying – Brian Lilley knows that the Harper base are dumber than a sack of hammers, so his lies aren’t even disguised now.

The latest emanation from the otherwise unemployable Brian Lilley is staggering in its illogical structure. The only people who could even think this was a coherent statement are those who are so stupid that they probably cannot function without help in society.

Ezra’s slightly less intelligent “mini-me” is trying to conflate two very different instances in order to whip up the knuckle draggers who think he is an intellectual from the right.

He complains about the apparent anti-christian, anti-white bias in those who are railing against the racists in the Harper government over the niqab affair and the low-brows are eating it up.

In 2003, citing security concerns, new government regulations were brought in regarding photo identification.

The move changed an existing law that did not require everyone to have photo ID.

Q1 – did this requirement for photo ID extend to muslim Canadians too?

A1: Yes it did. So Brian and his idiots… as it applied to ALL Canadians then it was not discriminatory was it? And remember the point of photo ID is to identify (the ID bit) the person possessing it. So niqab wearing muslim women would also have had to remove any face coverings in order to be photographed as well.

And Brian stumbles onward

There is a valid security concern about who is taking the oath of citizenship. In Canada, we have always taken oaths and sworn testimony with faces uncovered. There were no rules because none were needed. It was expected and it was how we operated.

Let me fix that for you jackass, “There is a valid security concern that a new citizen’s identity be established prior to them signing the citizenship agreement.”

The lady taking the oath had already had her identity established while signing the paperwork. The oath is purely ceremony and not in anyway a part of the legal/security process. So taking an oath in this case is not accompanied by any security risks at all.

Why are hateful cowards always so stupid?

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“Leadership” – You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

There’s been a lot of talk about Leadership on the Harper re-election campaign.

So much so that it has even made an appearance in the woods

But when Stephen Harper has been asked about Leadership when it comes to his own party’s nefarious dealings with allegedly bribing a sitting Senator (for Duffy is charged with taking a bribe) it’s crickets. When Harper proudly displayed his Leadership credentials by saying he sacked Nigel Wright while on radio; when it came to Ray Novak….. it again was crickets. In fact it was worse than crickets.

Asked repeatedly about Novak on Wednesday, Harper said he wasn’t going to comment on a matter before the courts.

“I am not going to cherry-pick facts that are in dispute before a court,” Harper said in London, Ont.


These are the two people whose actions are responsible for this situation and that’s why I’ve held them accountable and I’m not going to go around holding everybody else accountable for their actions,” he said.

The last bit of that sentence is ambiguous in the extreme [Example (tip BCL)], but it sure as hell doesn’t sound like the guy who held Paul Martin responsible for Chretien’s mess about a decade ago.

“At worst, he personally ordered it done and chose the people who executed the plan. At the very least, he fostered an attitude within the party […], chose the managers of the people who committed these crimes and completely and utterly failed to exercise any oversight, supervision or leadership.
In the end, it doesn’t really matter where [his] actions or lack of them fall on that scale. He is the leader and a leader is responsible for the actions of the people he leads.
If he had a right or honorable bone in his body, he’d admit that and resign immediately.”
– Stephen Harper, during the Gomery investigation”

In fact it sounds like the complete opposite of Leadership.

A leader

  • does not hide in a bathroom in Brazil until he gets his way.
  • does not run away to Davos to deliver painful policy decisions
  • does not run away from his policy mess-ups by proroging twice
  • does not hide behind “I won’t comment on something because it is before the courts” when it suits him, but is happy to comment on things before the courts when it does… Khadr is an example.
  • does not vet people before they can attend his heavily controlled and scripted PR presentations.
  • does not limit reporters to 4 questions per day
  • does not chuck staffers under the bus for his errors or the errors of senior members of his party
  • does not abandon his colleagues and hide in a closet – This may have been somewhat understandable, but real leaders throughout history have not done this.

Leadership hey, in the words of the inimitable Inigo Montoya

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Is Harper living in a world of make believe – life in the fuhrer-bunker and the perils of group-think

He said “instability in the world” is no reason to ditch an economic plan that he insists is working.

“Analysts are predicting good growth for this economy into the future as long as we stay on track,” he said.

“It is a time to stick to our plan, make wise investments, control our spending, lower taxes and make sure our fiscal situation is balanced and strong.”

But how can you stick to a plan that has clearly failed to deliver what the Prime Minister claims it has? Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of madness according to Einstein; but it appears that this is the Harper plan.

But according to this report, Harper has not been the bestest economic genius in the whole world evah. In fact in a look at the records of all the PMs Canada has had since the end of the Second World War, he ranks last.

This statistical review confirms that it is far-fetched to suggest that Canada’s economy has been well-managed during the Harper government’s time in office. To the contrary, there is no other time in Canada’s postwar economic history in which Canada’s performance has performed worse than it did under the Harper government.

So what explains this disconnect? And then I remembered the refusal of Harper and Oily Joe to admit that Canada was in a recession

“First off, we’re not in a recession,” Oliver was quoted by Bloomberg as saying. “We don’t believe we will be in a recession.”

despite the definition of recession being pretty straight forward.

Technically, economists define a recession as two consecutive quarters with negative GDP growth.

Then it struck me, this is reminiscent of the many war films out there that have a delusional Hitler urging his people to fight to the death, to the last bullet despite the fact that the Soviets are knocking on the door. To the delusional Hitler it is clear that with just a little more of the same, he will prevail; so what is left of his people need to suffer just to prove that he was right all along.

As the conciliatory phrase fell, there was a lengthy, relaxing pause. The Fuehrer sat down. So did Speer, unasked, a real breach of established court etiquette. Now Hitler began again, this time almost pleading. “Speer, if you can convince yourself that the war is not lost, you can continue running your shop.”

The request was simple enough in its emptiness. It was a request for lip service, the real language of the unreal world of the bunker, the lingua franca of self-deceivers.

And Harper also has his “braying donkey’s” in the form of Oily Joe, Pierre Pollievre, Jason Kenney and all the other sycophants to agree with him, no matter what is happening outside in reality.

Now I’m not calling Harper Hitler, that would be far too crass and inaccurate, but the Montreal speech and the obvious untruth about just how well his government has done, shows just how deluded Harper and his inner circle have become. (As does the refusal to accept that arecession was happening.) The existence and future of many around the PM depend on Harper continuing as PM with a majority, so they are as commited to the delusion as he is. I wonder who will be Harper’s “Speer” and point out the fact that he isn’t that good a leader, he’s a terrible economist and that he has crapped things up monumentally? Who will pierce the bounds of the bubble of fantasty that surrounds the PMO and shields those within from seeing the results of their actions?

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Just who is ignoring intelligence experts and enabling terrorists? Baird and Harper appear to be ISIS greatest allies.

It didn’t take a genius to predict that military intervention to ensure the over throw of Muamar Ghadafi would result in civil war and destabilise the whole region. It did in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and every place that Western Politicians have decided to show the world that they have stones for a fight.

But to wilfully ignore the advice of those whose job it is to know these things is criminal negligence on a massive scale. But that is just what John Baird and Stephen Harper did.

Just days before, however, Canadian intelligence specialists sent a briefing report shared with senior officers. “There is the increasing possibility that the situation in Libya will transform into a long-term tribal/civil war,” they wrote in their March 15, 2011 assessment. “This is particularly probable if opposition forces received military assistance for foreign militaries.”

Every death in Libya since our F18s went in and removed the stabilising, albeit brutal, influence of Gaddafi is on Harper and Baird’s hands and they can’t say that they weren’t told. Most amateurs can trace a direct line from the training and equipping of Afghanis to fight the Soviets in the 80s to the emergence of Al Qaeda and ISIS today; via Iraq and Afghanistan and now Libya and possible Syria with Iran in the crosshairs.

When politicians ignore military intelligence to engage in image building exercises then they should be called out on it. And that is precisely what Harper and Baird did. They messed up to such a degree that the mission was widely ridiculed in Military Intelligence circles.

Some officers in the Canadian Forces tried to raise concerns early on in the war that removing Gadhafi would play into the hands of Islamic extremists, but military sources say those warnings went unheeded. Later, military members would privately joke about Canada’s CF-18s being part of “al-Qaida’s air force,” since their bombing runs helped to pave the way for rebel groups aligned with the terrorist group.

The closet coward and his effete side-kick of a foreign minister needs to be dragged in front of a court and charged with aiding and abetting a terrorist organisation, because that is just what they did.

Everytime you see ISIS kill groups in Libya in the future remember that those deaths were avoidable and it was Harper and Baird who, in large part, enabled it allowed it to happen.

“Lions led by lambs” is a common enough phrase, but in this case it really doesn’t cover it. I wish that there was an animal that had the following characteristics – ignorance, intolerance, pride, cowardice, stupidity, spinelessness and a lack of empathy. But the only place that such a beast exists is in the Conservative Party of Canada.

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Let’s take a break from calling everything mysogynistic shall we?

A women in politics advocate responded to the weekend’s comments by a PC flack about our new health minister’s weight thusly

“The comments that were made were totally inappropriate and the person who made them should resign,” she said. “It’s misogynist. It’s inappropriate. … Since when has appearance had anything to do with legitimacy in terms of your intelligence and ability to be a legislator?”

then, she went on to add

She said comments such as Lien’s would never be made about a male politician.

Oh really? I wonder how someone based in Ontario never heard about a guy called Rob Ford? I believe he was called a “fat fuck” by a member of the media while in chambers.

Then of course there was Dion’s gaff regarding Harper.

Stephen Harper’s troops aren’t laughing at an apparent fat joke directed at the prime minister by his chief rival Stephane Dion.

So that’s two powerful guys who were ridiculed because of their excess weight and that puts lie to the howlings of misogyny from those who see it everywhere.  This was not a misogynistic remark, it was body shaming, but these barbs are leveled at everyone no matter what they identify as. It is illustrative at how quickly the politically active are in taking offence, while minimising the same thing when their side does it though.

The term misogynist is rapidly joining, Marxist, fascist, anti-semite as a meaningless term, due to it’s universal use to try and censor people’s speech by lazy people with an axe to grind.

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