Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Rebel News' "Fight the Fines" campaign: Charity begins at home?

As I mentioned recently, Rebel News Obergruppenfuhrer Ezra Levant's bank account took another boot to the joy department given the recent ruling that he did in fact defame one Dr. Farhan Chak:


I also mentioned that in addition to the $60,000 in damages, Ezra will have to eat his own legal fees -- an amount that I suspect will be significant given the number of years this case has taken, and the number of witnesses that were involved. And Ezra will certainly be smacked with cost awards to cover at least part of Chak's legal bill as well -- a moderately reputable source suggests a combined figure in the vicinity of $150,000-$200,000 (on top of the aforementioned $60,000 in damages), raising the possibility of a financial boot to the head of a quarter million.

What is not clear is whether Ezra has any access to the millions in donations that have rolled in to Rebel's "Fight the Fines" campaign but, given the care with which Ezra crafts fine print, said reputable source suggests there is a simple way for Ezra to (perfectly legally) redirect those donations to his legal fees.

The idea is that as long as Ezra is legally being paid via the "Fight the Fines" campaign for being, say, the executive director, or senior co-ordinator, or whatever officious title he wants to adopt, he would apparently be free to pay himself a salary out of those donations of whatever he wants. And once that money transfers to him as salary, he can of course spend it on whatever he chooses, including personal legal fees.

The above is all speculation, but reputable source assures me that as long as Ezra is allowed to define his own job description related to that fundraising campaign, he is almost certainly free to set his own salary as high as he likes, at which point it's all apparently perfectly legal.

Money well spent, I'm sure.

BONUS TRACK: Same reputable source suggests that, in terms of a cost award, Chak has a compelling argument for not just partial indemnity but substantial indemnity, given the $20,000 award of aggravated damages:

The fact that the judge was sufficiently annoyed with Ezra's assholish behaviour to grant aggravated damages means she will be more receptive to granting a more significant cost award against him.

Again, money well spent, I'm sure.

P.S. If (and I emphasize "if") Ezra can, in fact, legally use "Fight the Fines" donations to cover his personal legal fees, the additional entertainment would be that all those donors are currently entitled to charitable tax receipts. In short, this would mean that Canada Revenue Agency would be allowing tax deductions to assist Ezra in covering his personal legal expenses for defaming someone.

Would this surprise anyone?


Rebel News' Australian senior bureau chief correspondent reporter Avi Yemini would like to lecture you about "bullies":

This would be the same Avi Yemini who brutally assaulted his ex-wife with a chopping board:

So, sure, Ezra, feel free to allow your thuggish, wife-beating reporters to lecture us about bullies. We'll be right here.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Chronicles of Twatrick: "Identity fraud" edition.

If you need any more evidence of the utter cluelessness of Lloydminster's Patrick Ross, here, let me help, as it involves Patrick's singular inability to distinguish between the two quite separate violations of identify theft and identify fraud, something that was explained to him years ago but which still seems to elude him.

Most understand the concept of identity theft: the idea that you steal someone's credit card number or bank account number or something similar, all for the sake of personal financial enrichment. We all understand that part, that's not why we're here.

We're here because Patrick Ross is so unspeakably stupid as to think that is the same as identity fraud, which I can assure you is something quite different. Let's start with the definition of identity fraud courtesy of the Criminal Code of Canada, shall we?

Now, while the first part of the explanation of identity fraud seems familiar, it's the highlighted part that is noticeably different from theft. Note well what is so interesting about point (c) -- identity fraud does not require any attempt at personal enrichment. Rather, the definition makes it clear that all it takes to commit identity fraud is to personate someone with the intent of causing them disadvantage, or annoyance, or inconvenience. Did you catch that?

Because what this means is that, in Canada, you are committing identity fraud if you represent yourself as someone else simply because you want to jerk them around and piss them off, examples being, say, signing them up for multiple mailing lists, or posting bogus profiles for them on Grindr, or ... well, you get the idea. There is no need for there to be financial benefit for the perpetrator; all that is required for identity fraud to occur is the intent to "disadvantage" someone in any way.

Which makes Patrick Ross' recent position so amusing, since he seems to be admitting that, yes, he did register a pile of service calls in the name of Peter Skinner (leaving Peter's contact info), which resulted in an annoying number of phone calls. But Patrick's defense is that, hey, one of those calls resulted in Peter being sent a $25 discount coupon for his next service call and, you know, who doesn't want a discount, so Patrick could not possibly be guilty of identity fraud.

I think you see Patrick's impending problem.

It doesn't matter what the end result is if you did not give the other person permission to use your name. If the end result is a never-ending stream of phone calls, or e-mails, or coupons, or offers to clean your ducts, it matters not one whit that there is no financial gain in it for Patrick; all that matters is that he has absolutely committed identity fraud and, just to finish this off, the Criminal Code of Canada takes a dim view of such shenanigans:

And remember, this is a criminal charge, so if Peter decides to be hard-assed about this, it is entirely possible that Patrick could end up with a criminal record, at which point he will find out the hard way just what his travel and employment prospects are.

Any questions?

P.S. If you think I'm kidding about Patrick's cluelessness, well, here's his logic, exactly as I described it above:

Except that is exactly what Patrick was doing; he's just too stupid to understand that it's a crime.

Ezra Levant: Being a bloviating gasbag has its legal advantages?

While it's nice to see that Rebel News' Ezra Levant once again got spanked by the legal system:

one section of the ruling buried way down on p.21 is cause for more than a little concern:

Yes, that would be the trial judge, taking seriously Ezra's argument that, hey, everyone knows he's an irresponsible, sensationalistic, bombastic gasbag, with a penchant for deception and controversy, and the idea that the judge is clearly taking that into account in apparently reducing the damages award is more than a little creepy.


I will say this again: right-wingers who insisted that Donald Trump get credit for "Operation Warp Speed" that got us COVID-19 vaccines in record time are very much the same people currently shrieking that the very speed with which those vaccines were developed means they are utterly untested and wholly unreliable. 

Chronicles of Twatrick: "Dumbass" edition.

Even as Lloydminster's Patrick "Super Duper Kick Ass Quintuple Threat Kid Cash Thunderbolt Outlaw Debtor Street Fighting Man" Ross expends massive effort to refuse to accept legal service of a Statement of Defense from Peter "Rogue Nerd One" Skinner, he sabotages his own strategy by (you guessed it) openly admitting that he checks his e-mail regularly for exactly such things.

Here's Twatrick openly admitting that he monitors his inbox on a regular basis, and claims that "one of the defendants" hasn't filed their SoD, clearly conceding that the other defendant -- Skinner -- in fact has filed one:

Uh ... claiming that you are unaware that someone is trying to serve you via e-mail with a Statement of Defense while simultaneously admitting that you check your e-mail on a regular basis specifically looking for a Statement of Defense represents a level of stupidity unknown to mere mortals, but seems right on par for Patrick Ross.

I'm sure the judge will be suitably impressed. Or enraged. One or the other.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Ezra Levant is having a very bad year.

Having lost two anti-SLAPP motions this year, Eazy E now finds himself on the beatdown end of yet another defamation action:

Add to that last year's undisclosed settlement with CJPME, and it's not unreasonable to imagine that Ezra's/Rebel's total legal bill/costs in the last two years alone could be well upwards of a cool million given that, on top of this recent $60K in damages, Ezra how has to cover his own legal fees, and assuredly will be whacked with significant cost awards towards Chak's costs as well.

I'm sure none of this will be covered by Rebel News' relentless "Fight the Fines" campaign, as that would be tacky.

Thursday, November 25, 2021


If anti-vaxxers are so adamant that vaccines should be avoided or banned because a microscopically small number of people have an adverse reaction, then why aren't they out there similarly protesting against penicillin? Or peanuts? Or guns?

Rebel News and The Democracy Fund: Shitting themselves over possible CRA violations.

Regular readers will appreciate that we here at CC HQ have published a number of pieces explaining that Rebel News and its fundraising arm, The Democracy Fund, appear to be playing games with Canada Revenue Agency regulations regarding TDF's registered mandate of funding "strategic litigation," even while representing more than 2,000 cases of simple lockdown-related fines -- something which in no known universe falls under the mantle of "strategic." You can read one of those pieces here, then pop back 'cuz there's more.

Well, it would appear that the unprincipled and disingenuous hacks at both of those orgs have been paying attention to your humble scribe's actual journalism, as they are going out of their way to slap the label "strategic" on every fucking thing in sight.

Witness, if you will, the recent obsession over at Der Rebel with the word "strategic":

If I didn't know better, I would assume that everyone involved in that grift is now realizing what sort of awkwardness they might someday have to explain to the CRA, and are frantically describing as "strategic" everything from run-of-the-mill fine fighting to expensing a new "strategic" espresso maker for the home office.

"Strategic." It's your word of the day.

P.S. It's amusing that Der Rebel's Sheila Gunn Reid still has not come to intellectual grips with the meaning of "strategic" litigation, as she shrieks hysterically about ...

No, Sheila, dear, you do not have "two dozen strategic legal cases"; you have, most likely, a couple dozen identical cases, which is not the way "strategic litigation" works.

Look it up.

Chronicles of Twatrick: The dumbthening.

A recent comment from Peter "Rogue Nerd One" Skinner, still trying to serve Patrick "Outlaw Debtor" Ross with a Statement of Defense related to Patrick's meritless and ludicrous million dollar defamation action:
[Patrick's] been informed by text, email, and registered mail he has documents waiting for pickup.

I have a feeling he's lost interest in this venture, or he's trying to feign ignorance. He won't be able to do that however because I personally texted him staying it was available for pickup, he thanked me, and then said not to contact him on his number. Right after saying that, he texts telling me to tell RoD to unveil who they are and negotiate a settlement. Why would anyone do that?

So even though Patrick still has a pinned tweet bragging about filing and serving this action here, he just -- and make sure you appreciate the stupidity of this -- directly and explicitly informed Peter Skinner that he does not want to be contacted and informed about attempts at legal service.

Pause for a moment and let that sink in ... while openly bragging, via a pinned tweet, that he filed and served a lawsuit, Patrick has now -- on the record -- explicitly instructed the target of his action to not contact him regarding his attempts to serve him back.

I only wish I could be in the courtroom when this is explained to the judge. I'm sure the reaction would be epic. If there was ever an argument for full solicitor and client costs, this is it.

P.S. I am merely speculating but, based on Patrick's extremely well-documented history of playing games with service, and the incontrovertible evidence that he is doing the same thing here, the most likely outcome I can see is that not only will his lawsuit be kicked savagely and brutally to the curb, but Peter will get full costs and Patrick will be deemed a "vexatious litigant" by the Court.

In any event, there is absolutely no question that Patrick's status as an undischarged bankrupt without a trustee is now on record, and he will not be allowed to file any further actions against anyone for any reason.

That, at least, is progress.

"There is no racism in America." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

If you think the conviction of three white men for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery proves the justice system in the U.S. is colour-blind, well, I have bad news.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Fuck you, Jonah Goldberg.

If you want to see someone who is an even more execrable, rancid, opportunistic piece of human garbage than Sheila Gunn Reid, here you go.

Oh, for fuck's sake ...

At the moment, the right wing batshitcrazy-o-sphere is going batshit fucking crazy over ... 

Seriously, they're pissing blood in outrage that a woman who makes $235,000 a year spent $375 on a really, really nice piece of cookware that will, quite literally, last for decades.

I can't even ...

P.S. Can you imagine the hysterical shrieking if Harris had spent that amount on, say, a single knife?

That is, in fact, one of the knives I own. No regrets.

Chronicles of Twatrick: "Running and hiding" edition.

Nothing really new to report, other than a little irony. It wasn't that long ago that Patrick "Outlaw Debtor" Ross was blar-har-har'ing about how his million dollar defamation action had "an extraordinary amount of substantive merit," and mocking one Peter Skinner for trying to get it dismissed:

Since then, however, Patrick has gone into hiding, refusing to accept service of Peter's Statement of Defence, and not responding to emails. This is a decidedly odd strategy for someone who is so publicly convinced of the merits of his case.

In any event, it's just over a month until Christmas, and it's entirely possible that Patrick is going to have a very unpleasant Christmas indeed.

This is why ex-Rebeler Keean Bexte is a dangerous wingnut.

Recently, racist memorabilia authority Keean Bexte -- in his ongoing efforts to fundraise by demonizing medical professionals -- published the following jaw-dropping falsehood:

To Bexte's credit, he followed this up with a curious and annoyingly vague correction:

So what's a little odd about that correction? I'm glad you asked.

What's odd is that Bexte does not subsequently provide the correct age information for what is called "DTaP" (diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis) vaccination, so one has no way of knowing whether Bexte was just a bit wrong, or howlingly, massively, spectacularly wrong, and this is important given the point he was trying to make. Instead, it's just ("Hey, I fucked up, but look at my nobility in admitting it, so let's move on.")

Given how Bexte was clearly trying to paint Fauci as a total monster for suggesting vaccinations for infants, it behooves us to take about seven seconds to do an online search, whereupon we learn that Bexte was, in fact, howlingly, massively, spectacularly wrong:

Bexte was not simply incorrect; he was irresponsibly, dangerously incorrect, and a simple apology should not get him off the hook.

"Fight the Fines": Have there been *any* major victories?

Anonymous correspondent asks a pertinent question: Given what appears to be millions of dollars sucked up by Rebel News' "Fight the Fines" campaign, ostensibly to support strategic, ground-breaking, precedent-setting legislation, have there in fact been any major victories whatsoever?

A month ago, I made sort of that same point -- while Rebel's in-house troll Sheila Gunn Reid occasionally creams herself publicly over these piddling few hundred to few thousand dollar overturned fines, there is nothing to suggest that all those millions have made the slightest difference to the jurisprudential landscape, other than to make a small number of Rebel News-related lawyers an assload of cash.

Rebel's most high-profile money suck -- "Pastor Art" Pawlowski -- has been on the losing end of every legal hearing that I am aware of, and while Rebel insists it will keep fighting for his right to be a homophobic, racist plague rat, it doesn't seem that he's in line for a legal victory any time soon.

So where have all these millions gone? Other than paying some lawyers several hundred dollars an hour to fight against the occasional $500 fine, is there a single significant victory one can point at? Anything?

P.S. It is also worth asking, given that Der Rebel brags incessantly about having taken over 2,000 cases, are there any reports of cases where the defendants simply lost in court and had to fork over the fine after all? Unsurprisingly, Sheila Gunn Reid is deliriously happy to advertise when they win a case, but what about the rest of them? And what about the folks who took Rebel's advice and stood up to The Man, expecting to have Rebel leap in and fight for them, only for Ezra to recently pull the rug out from under them:

Anyone out there having just a bit of Rebel remorse?

Prepare for a dearth of posts for a few days.

Starting tomorrow, I will be here:

after which I will be occupied here:

 Try to stay out of trouble.

Sheila Gunn Reid: Canada's Queen of Grift.

Jesus Christ ... as we here at CC HQ have reported on previously, in order to fight a grand total of $3,000 in fines for clearly breaking the law, Rebel News is going to spend at least $100,000:

No, wait, that's at least $100,000 for each of three steps:

And here's Canada undisputed queen of the begging bowl, Sheila Gunn Reid, asking for another $50,000:

Give Gunn Reid credit ... all she needs is an empty chicken bucket and she's pretty much in her element:

BONUS TRACK: Perhaps the funniest total fiction constantly emanating from Gunn Reid and the talentless hacks at Der Rebel is that, while all this defense of freedomy libertitude costs money, they only do it because they love you all, and they're fighting for your rights:

This is, of course, total bullshit. In the above action, Ezra and the Ezrettes want hundreds of thousands of your dollars to defend an action that the average Canadian will never, ever, ever, ever, ever have to defend -- that of purchasing a billboard to send a political message.

While the average Albertan might have a number of gripes with rules and regulations, I do not see a tidal wave of yokels from Lethbridge and Red Deer complaining about the onerous restrictions related to renting a roadside billboard; this issue is exclusive to Ezra Levant, but it's always convenient to convince others that their rights are somehow tangled up in this nonsense.

When it comes to grift, a gullible and uneducated population is your greatest asset.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Is it possible for Sheila Gunn Reid to be any stupider?

Fuck, no.

P.S. Did I, or did I not, call this exactly?

BONUS TRACK: It's almost embarrassing to be so perpetually right about everything:

Can someone buy that talentless twatwaffle a Thesaurus? Please?

Not the reaction he was looking for.

When National Review regular Jonah "Doughy Pantload" Goldberg announced that he was resigning as a contributor from Fox News in protest, the announcement generated shock waves ranging from "Who's Jonah Goldberg?" to "Holy fuck, is that guy still alive?"

Louie Gohmert is the David Menzies of Drea Humphreys.

Just take a minute and appreciate the consensus that U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert is at least as stupid as Lorrie Goldstein.

Speaking of ex-Rebeler Jack Posobiec ...

I don't think you could find a more perfect conflagration of festering pus than the disreputable bottom dwellers referenced in this tweet:

Seriously, a scumbag like Posobiec, retweeting the sleazy hacks at The Post Millennial, pimping a contrived award to (among others) pathological liar and long-time Rebel News favourite Andy Ngo. But in case you have a few minutes, let me introduce you to one Chad Loder, whose Twitter account you might want to check out:

But, remember ... Justin Trudeau once wore blackface in a high school play, so we're even, right?

P.S. If you have the time, spend a few minutes at Loder's Twitter account ... it's moderately horrifying.

My Pillow: Because you still might have some self-esteem.

It's hilarious that ex-Rebeler Jack Posobiec (among many others) is pimping out Mike Lindell's shitty products, but only because they're getting a cut if you purchase with their individual promotion code:

I look forward to the upcoming promo code "Sheila." Or perhaps "Menzoid."

Monday, November 22, 2021

Because, yes, I'm that good.

You need to go out and buy a copy:


Because it's been expertly reviewed, thanks very much:

You're welcome.

Good Lord ... masturbate much?

In this year's installment of "Please tell us how much you love us":


I'm torn between voting for the stupid one or the dishonest one.

You'll never believe what happened next!

I warned you ...

... yes, I did:

They're like children in their predictability.

P.S. Yes, I know, it's evolutionary throwback Adam Soos and not SGR but, really, they're all using the same playbook.

Shocking, isn't it?

I'm just spitballing here ...

Regarding Sheila Gunn Reid's insistence that multiple killer Kyle Rittenhouse "had to protect himself" ...

Here's a wild and crazy idea -- perhaps if Rittenhouse hadn't driven across state lines with an illegal assault rifle and sauntered fully-armed into the middle of a protest provocatively waving around his AR-15, he wouldn't have needed protecting.

It's just a thought.


GOP/MAGA then: "Those weren't Trump supporters storming the Capitol; it was all a false flag by Antifa and the BLM and the FBI!"

GOP/MAGA now: "All those people who stormed the Capitol were patriots, and it's outrageous that they're in custody!"

Better late than ... oh, fuck them.

After a lifetime of unethical, unprincipled, shameless pandering and sucking up to power for personal profit, two of conservatism's dimmest bulbs decide to take their millions and fuck off to an island somewhere.

That's like saying, "Sure, I was fine with Hitler killing five million Jews, but it was that sixth million where I finally drew the line."

Sunday, November 21, 2021


Rebel News' "Chief Reporter" and crippling embarrassment to her children Sheila Gunn Reid goes on and on and on and on and on and on and annoyingly, boringly, tediously on about a guy who once simply knocked her camera out of his face:

The same Sheila Gunn Reid will now celebrate a 17-year-old white nationalist killing two people with a military assault rifle:

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Rebel News: Full of shit again.

There's this:

and then there's this:

I'm sure Ezra will be publishing a retraction and apology any day now.

Yessir, any day now ...


Right-wingers: "Those protesters in Kenosha were violent and engaged in significant property damage ... they deserved to be killed by Kyle Rittenhouse!"

Also right-wingers: "Trump supporter and Jan. 6 Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt was a violent protester engaged in significant property damage ... it's outrageous that she was killed!"

Chronicles of Twatrick: On the run again.

An anonymous tipster informs me that Patrick "Outlaw Debtor" Ross's increasingly frantic and doomed efforts to avoid legal service have culminated in his switching domiciles in Grande Prairie/Clairmont, and moving into a room he is renting from a co-worker at his current employer (apparently, just down the road from Motion Fitness, which makes a certain amount of sense).

In any event, y'all have my email address, so feel free to keep me posted, and I will do likewise.

P.S. If any of my regular readers actually reside in the GP/Clairmont area and run across Patrick, do not approach him -- he is skittish and frightens easily. Instead, if you can do so surreptitiously, take pics and send me date/time/location info, all of which will be fed to the appropriate collection agents.

BREAKING! Rebel News attracts paying advertiser!

Finally ... a product that's socially compatible with David Menzies' personality and on-screen talent:

Can Sheila Gunn Reid and a promotion for diction lessons be far behind?

Friday, November 19, 2021

Geek humour.

 My code is building right now ...

Rebel News: Still lying about mask exemptions.

Here's Rebel News, still lying about the law behind mask exemptions:

And here's the Ontario Human Rights Commission, pointing out that Rebel News is (unsurprisingly) full of shit:

Thanks for stopping by.

BONUS TRACK: It's worth remembering that the disingenuous sad sacks at Der Rebel, for the longest time, pushed the myth that you could claim a mask exemption with no evidence or medical certificate whatsoever, and that no one could ask you about it. This rancid dishonesty plays into an upcoming post, so you might want to come back later for that.

Chronicles of Twatrick: Happy interestversary!

As you can see, it is now three months exactly since the ruling which granted me an increase from two per cent to five per cent interest on the outstanding amount owed to me by Patrick "Outlaw Debtor" Ross:

Someone else is invited to do the math.