Monday, May 31, 2021


40-year-old undischarged bankrupt and university dropout living at home and who currently spends the majority of his day making YouTube videos about mixed martial arts, pro wrestling and cartoon movies:

 will now lecture others on how the labour market works:

Scam? What scam?

Puttering around YouTube this weekend, and came across this delightful 3-minute video from renowned huckster and con man Frank Abagnale ("Catch Me If You Can"), who lets us in on two "red flags" that suggest you're about to be fleeced:

and you'll never guess the first red flag. Go on, guess. You'll never guess. OK, here you go:

Sound familiar? Well, of course it does, and in case you haven't been paying attention:

  • Ezra Levant: "With no warning, our 'banker' just called in our loan! We need $380,000 right now, or we might have to shut down!"
  • Ezra Levant: "With no warning, we've just been de-monetized by YouTube! We need a million dollars right now, or we might have to shut down!"
  • Ezra Levant: "With no warning, we've just been cancelled by PayPal! We need 487 skajillion dollars and the keys to your Range Rover right now, or we might have to shut down!"

I'm glad we had this little chat.

SPEAKING OF URGENCY ... as Abagnale suggests, a typical feature of your common scam is the presence of urgency; an insistence that things need to be done quickly and decisions must be made without delay. Oh, look:

Yes, that would be the literary dumpster fire that is Rebel's latest hate-on for its newest targets, transgender people. But hurry ... get your copy before it's banned!

I think I've made my point.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Rebel News: Gaming the system yet again.

Oh, *sigh* ... here we go again, with Rebel News and Ezra Levant gaming the system. Here you go:

So, Rebel self-publishes a book and, only eight hours later, it's the #1 bestseller at Amazon? Sure, that happens all the time. How is that possible? Oh, wait ...

Well, to start with, it's free for Kindle download ... gosh, might that have something to do with it? More importantly, it's well known how to game Amazon rankings, so none of the above means squat, other than we've already seen this movie before where the rubbish from Sheila Gunn Reid has also ended up on Amazon's bestseller lists, while having no literary value whatsoever.

Rebel News gaming the system ... same as it ever was.

HILARIOUSLY, here's Gunn Reid only yesterday crowing about her two "bestselling" books about the NDP:

All those bestsellers ... really, what are the odds?

The increasing awfulness of Sheila Gunn Reid.

As much as I would like to move on to some subject other than the utter shittiness of Rebel News' Sheila Gunn Reid as both a journalist and a human being, once again, she manages to outdo herself related to the same beatdown she's been getting at this humble blog lately.

Even after I eviscerated her nonsense related to the allegedly mask exempt Wendy Kirkland of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Gunn Reid continues to ride that Sybian, as recently as just yesterday (May 28):

But if you look closely at that recent reference to Gunn Reid's tedious dishonesty, you'll notice that something's changed. Something's different from her earlier demented screeching, and I'm going to give you a couple minutes to figure out what it is, because it's important. So take a minute, peruse the above and see if you can spot the change.







And there it is -- what's missing is Gunn Reid's claim that not only did Kirkland have a mask exemption, but that she was not obligated to produce it for anyone. Note well how Gunn Reid is no longer mentioning that second part, and that's kinda important because it is the fundamental underpinning for this entire grift.

That Kirkland was under no legal obligation to prove her exemption to anyone is the entire basis of Gunn Reid's illiterate bloviating, as without that basis, there is simply no story here. Every part of this idiocy -- and I mean every part -- hinges on Kirkland's insistence (and Gunn Reid's subsequent gullible repetition) that no one in New Brunswick need prove they have a medical exemption, a claim I have already fed through a woodchipper thusly:

Interestingly, then, while Gunn Reid continues to (without any proof) claim that Kirkland has/had a medical mask exemption, since she apparently finally realized she can't maintain the fiction of not needing to prove it to anyone, she has quietly dropped her demented, hysterical, spittle-flecked yowling about it. Gunn Reid's problem, however, is that without that nonsense as the foundation for her sanctimonious hysteria, she quite simply has no story. Even if Kirkland had a mask exemption (more on that shortly), if she was legally required to produce it and she refused, then she's fucked, and oil patch screech harpy Gunn Reid has no story, which would explain why that part of Gunn Reid's braying is, oddly, no longer a part of the coverage:

Which means there is no story. But we're not quite done here.

As I already pointed out, Kirkland's alleged mask exemption (miraculously available to an incompetent hack like Gunn Reid but not to service providers or law enforcement) is clearly dated Dec 7, 2020 -- six days after the confrontation:

What's funnier about that alleged exemption certificate is that, as an eagle-eyed commenter just pointed out, it misspells the word "exemption." It would be irresponsible to speculate how that came about (*cough* Rebel News office Inkjet *cough*).

In any event, if Gunn Reid could see her way clear to not be an even awfuler journalist and person for just a few days, maybe I could move on to something else. Like maybe how awful David Menzies is or something.

I am not optimistic.

Friday, May 28, 2021

"Quickly, Robin ... to the bat pulpit!"

You'll never guess who's in trouble now. Astonishingly, far-right Christian weenie Keean Bexte brings us the story of the horrifying religious persecution of ... a far-right Christian pastor:


Are there even enough law-breaking Christian pastors to go around for this?

The sheer awfulness of Sheila Gunn Reid.

Oh, *sigh* ... if you didn't think Rebel News' Sheila Gunn Reid could possibly be any more worthless and pathetic a journalist, well, I have bad news. Let's set the stage by reading my earlier piece, which documents Gunn Reid's basic awfulness, and we'll take it from there by (God help us) watching at least some of the accompanying video over at Rumble, wherein we will learn just how much worse this gets. First, go read (and memorize) my earlier piece -- I'll wait.

Dum de dum dum ... ah, you're back. Let's go.

OK, the dumbass stupid starts literally at second zero, at which time bloviating twatwaffle (and subsequent defendant) Wendy Kirkland, when asked for proof of her mask exemption, claims that it is at her doctor's.

Stop right there to appreciate the eye-rolling dumbth of that claim.

What the hell value is it to have a medical mask exemption if it is at your doctor's? What possible good is it going to do there? ("Yes, officer, I have a driver's license, but it's at my local Service Ontario office.") This might seem like a minor quibble but we will be coming back to this idiocy shortly. Because, Jesus Mary Mother of God, it gets so much stupider in a hurry.

Kirkland then continues by lying blatantly as she insists she has no obligation to provide that information to the police or anyone else, which as we already know is sheer nonsense:

Despite being thigh-suckingly wrong on this point, Kirkland goes all "I know the law" and continues to insist that she is legally in the right, even as the local constabulary are being thoroughly professional. Now, before we continue, let us summarize what we know:

  • Kirkland claims to have a mask exemption, but will not or cannot produce any proof of that.
  • Kirkland further claims (incorrectly) that she has no such obligation.
  • It is obvious that store employees have already asked Kirkland to leave and she has refused, which is why the police were eventually called.

Oh, there is one more observation you might have missed -- Kirkland insists her mask exemption is at her doctor's, even as she insists she has no obligation to show it to anyone. If that's the case, what is the purpose of a mask exemption in the first place? What does it mean to say, "I have a mask exemption, which I am under no obligation to show to anyone?" Then why have a mask exemption at all? In any event, here is where it descends into farce as, not much further on in Gunn Reid's execrably shitty propaganda, well, helloooo, what do we have here? Oh, for fuck's sake:

In other words, for the sake of this ludicrous Rebel News propaganda video, Kirkland magically manages to produce the exemption which, if she had simply produced in the first place, none of this would have happened. How convenient that Kirkland can't find it for the police, but miraculously hands it over to Rebel News. Man, is that lucky or what? But, as always, it gets worse since, if you read the exemption carefully, it states that Kirkland is allowed a mask exemption but only if she wears a face shield instead!

Now that's fascinating since there is nothing in the video that shows Kirkland wearing a face shield (with which I suspect she would have been allowed to shop unmolested), but it also means she lied to the cops by omission by insisting she did not have to wear a mask but only if she wore a face shield instead. So Kirkland appears to be playing fast and loose with the facts yet again. But we're not done, and this goes back to Gunn Reid's emotional propaganda from her article, wherein she blathers stupidly:

"It’s also ]Kirkland's] right not to be forced to share her private medical information with total strangers just to get a little shopping done."

Now that is superficially believable ... except for the fact that the very exemption Kirkland conveniently produces (but only for the execrably shitty Gunn Reid) contains absolutely no "private medical information" of any kind; as you can see above, it simply grants Kirkland a mask exemption, subject to wearing a face shield so, as always, Gunn Reid ridiculously misrepresents what is happening for the sake of separating the gullible rubes from their paycheques:

At this point, it's unclear what happened after Kirkland finally left the store, but it is clear that:

  • She had been asked numerous times by store staff to leave and she refused, and
  • She was asked to leave by the law, and proceeded to argue with them instead.

But just when you think it couldn't get any stupider, well, let me help you out. Here's a CBC article article describing the event ... note well the publication date of Dec 1, 2020:

And now examine closely the mask exemption certificate of bloviating twatwaffle Wendy Kirkland:

That would be Dec 7, 2020 ... six days after the incident. Do I really need to explain that?

In any event, if there is one lesson to take away from all this, it's that Sheila Gunn Reid is an awful journalist. Like you needed reminding.

BY THE WAY, if you're not convinced by my narrative, the CBC article referenced above lays it out nicely as to why Kirkland got her ass kicked:

She was asked to leave several times, and she refused. I think we're done here. And, remember, kids ... Sheila Gunn Reid is a shitty, shitty, shitty journalist.


COMING SOON: Rebel News' "Fight the Fines": The most perfect grift ever?

JUST BECAUSE: I realized it's beating a dead intellect, but it's worth pointing out one more time just how shitty a journalist is Sheila Gunn Reid. Here she is, insisting that Kirkland had no legal obligation to provide proof of a mask exemption:

when a simple online search would have proven otherwise:

It hurts to even contemplate that level of incompetence and stupidity.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

What could possibly go wrong?

Alberta announces "three-stage" plan for re-opening this summer:

  1. Catch COVID-19.
  2. End up in ICU.
  3. Die.

I'm glad I could help. 

Liberals: Those sneaky, sneaky bastards.

Apparently, the Liberals are taking this to a whole new level:

As opposed to the Conservatives, who have vowed to embrace civility and decorum, and only make promises they sincerely believe they can keep.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

There's stupid, there's really stupid ...

... and then there's Sheila Gunn Reid-level dumbass fucking retarded beyond belief:


After Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi vows to not issue any parade permits for Calgary Stampede, Rebel News announces fundraiser to raise one million dollars to take city to court.

Wait for it ...

Sheila Gunn Reid: Lying liar.

To absolutely no one's surprise, Rebel News' "Chief Reporter", "Alberta Bureau Chief" and trailer park screech harpy currently regretting her recent career choices Sheila Gunn Reid is once again lying blatantly to her collection of intellectually-limited groupies. Let's take it from the top, shall we?

Here's rule number one: Whenever anyone at Rebel News starts yammering on about mask exemptions, they're lying to you. That's a handy axiom that will save you piles of time later. In any event, onward ...

Well, no, turns out that's absolute fucking bullshit as anyone with an Internet connection and a brain cell could have clarified in less time than it takes David "The Menses" Menzies to get arrested. But I grow snarky. Moving on to more lying ...

Well, actually, Sheila, you demented toad, she is, as anyone can see if they took the trouble to consult Teh Google with some combination of "New Brunswick"" and "mask exemption" ... oh, look:

Wow, that looks moderately relevant and seems like the sort of thing I'd want to read if I was curious about, you know, mask exemptions in New Brunswick, ah, there we go:

I know ... let's go back and read that part again, slowly and lovingly:

Gosh ... if I was a crack, elite and crack "Chief Reporter":

I'd be pretty goddamned fucking embarrassed at not knowing how to do an online search. But, hey, that's just me, letting my ethics, principles and competence get in the way -- something we can be assured has never stopped Gunn Reid from doing her job. Whatever the fuck her job is.

AFTERSNARK: Bloviating, journalistically-crippled twatwaffle Gunn Reid unintentionally gives away the game with her own idiotic headline to this story:

Note carefully how Gunn Reid -- accidentally, I'm sure -- admits that Kirkland was arrested for "entering store." If Kirkland had been informed that she needed to produce medical documentation for her alleged mask exemption, and she refused, then the service provider was (as we have already demonstrated) within their rights to refuse her admittance, and if Kirkland proceeded to enter the store anyway, then she was trespassing. End of story.

There's more to this obvious grift, but we'll get to that later. You might want to check back.

DOUBLE PLUS SNARK: Just to back up my speculation, note in the above screenshots that, first, Kirkland was refused entry to the store, at which point she apparently decided to enter, anyway. That is the very definition of trespassing. If you don't believe me, well, here you go:

If this is how things went down, then Kirkland does not have a legal leg to stand on.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Being so deranged that even Ben Shapiro turns on you ...


... is kind of like being such a sleazy, unethical, unprincipled, hypocritical hack that even Sheila Gunn Reid says, "OK, too fucking crazy even for me."

Wow ... stupid, dumbfuck hyperbole much?


AFTERSNARK: Apparently, Ezra knows all about persecution:

I mean, sure, Israel bombing Gaza with white phosphorus that burns people alive is a bit of a downer:

but a Christian pastor getting a ticket for breaking the law ... will the horror never end?

Monday, May 24, 2021

What in the fucking fuck?

Huh ... this is interesting:

Jews and Muslims everywhere were unavailable for comment.

Just when you thought David Menzies could not possibly be more of a vile, rancid, execrable, bigoted mound of human garbage ...

... turns out he hates trans people:

So ... yeah, there's that.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

"What does he use for birth control?" "His personality."

Actually, there's something fiscally efficient about spending only $54.95 to be able to announce to the world that you're an ignorant, racist, anti-Semitic xenophobe, hatemonger and white nationalist:

Most people would have to spend literally minutes making it obvious.

Saturday, May 22, 2021


Rebel News' Ezra Levant, who's used the COVID-19 pandemic to run 2,538 separate fundraisers and raised 78 million dollars off of them, will now lament how some sleazy, unprincipled, shameless opportunists are monetizing disease, misery and death.


I have no adequate punchline for this. Seriously, I don't.


Rebel News' David Menzies: "For the sake of freedom and liberty, it's essential that Canadians refuse to abide by COVID-19 lockdown regulations, so get out there, go to church and party hearty in the largest unmasked groups you can find."

Also David Menzies: "What the fuck is with all these people refusing to obey COVID-19 lockdown regulations?"

Friday, May 21, 2021

Rebel News to Aylmer Church of God: Sucks to be you.

While there is a longer piece coming regarding Rebel News' spectacularly lucrative "Fight the Fines" campaign, there is one observation I believe we can make right now -- that the gullible Christian leaders who are listening to Ezra Levant and taking him seriously are about to find out what happens when their value as fundraising fodder tanks.

Here's the current situation regarding the intellectual defectives running the Aylmer Church of God, who have brazenly flouted lockdown rules:

Ouch ... $117,000 ... but no matter, because Rebel News and Ezra have been raking in the cash through their "Fight the Fines" campaign so they'll cover that and ... and ... and ... ruh roh:

Oh, dear.

In other words, the idiots at Aylmer Church of God have saddled themselves with at least a $117,000 financial obligation, and Ezra and the rest of the braintrust at Der Rebel have made it abundantly clear that, regardless of how much dosh they've raked in, helping these morons cover fines is not part of the agreement. But it gets worse as I've been assured by moderately reliable people that the chance of beating those fines is next to zero, given the pastor's relentless, public bragging about it. You know ... this sort of dumbfuckery:

And one might ask, what the hell possessed someone to mouth off to the law and the court this way? What was it that encouraged those yobs to so blatantly defy the authorities and ... oh, there we go:

That would be Rebel News, who was smart enough to recognize the golden goose when they saw it, and apparently encouraged and goaded those people day after day into becoming money-generating martyrs, at least until the bill comes due, at which time, well, we already know how this is going to end:

Have I missed anything?

BY THE WAY, it actually gets worse. Not only is there little chance of beating those fines (given the pastor's really, really unwise mouthing off to the authorities), but if the church fights this in court and loses, they will very likely be saddled with significant costs, as a really, really stupid church in Waterloo learned recently:

The moral of the story? "Sure, let's take legal advice from Ezra Levant ... what could possibly go wrong?"

Thursday, May 20, 2021

"Mike Rotch? Has anyone seen Mike Rotch?"

Republicans promote "stolen election" lie with open letter signed by former U.S. military leaders and ... and ...

Apparently, General Drew P. Weiner was unavailable for comment.

Nothing to see here, move along.

Just the fine folks at Rebel News, celebrating the notoriety of a white nationalist who threatened to shoot black people.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021


This will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever stop being funny.