Wednesday, September 28, 2022
"Freedom Convoy": "I took a leave of absence from my job in Red Deer and, without my employer's permission, took one of his big rigs, blew a pile of money dressing it up with Canadian flags and 'FUCK TRUDEAU' banners, spent thousands of dollars driving across a prairie winter and Northern Ontario eating in shitty restaurants to hook up with a bunch of Nazis and racists in Ottawa where I spent three weeks sleeping in my truck in February and getting parking tickets and pissing into a bottle, and the cops finally came and seized my truck, and my boss found out and fired me, and my wife left me and took the kids and now I'm wondering how to get home and who's going to hire me now that my trucker's license was revoked and my insurance was suspended, and I'm still due in court later this year and might end up with a criminal record but ... FREEDOM!!!"
Me: "I spent 14 minutes yesterday getting a free booster at a Shoppers Drug Mart down the street. But, hey, good luck with your life choices."
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Alberta announces it will no longer participate in the federal oil subsidies program. It will not enforce it, nor force any Alberta oil companies to take that money. Justice Minister Tyler Shandro calls Ottawa's relentless annual giveaway of billions of federal dollars to Alberta's obscenely wealthy oil companies "politically motivated" and "an overreach."
No, no, just kidding. I mean, can you imagine?
In the midst of the current Rebecca Bromwich-driven dust-up regarding whether local Ottawa eatery Stella Luna should be forgiven for actively supporting the massively not-peaceful and illegal three-week occupation of downtown Ottawa last February, there is one point that I feel is going unaddressed.
In this case (and, it appears, many others), the after-the-fact excuse for that kind of appalling behaviour seems to be, "Well, we donated early on when it was just a fun protest and we wanted to support them and their cause, and we had no idea that it would turn into an actual siege with Nazis and racists and white nationalists and people carrying Confederate flags and 'Fuck Trudeau' banners and people openly calling for Liberals to be killed and ... blah blah blah. We had no idea!"
This. Is. Bullshit.
The ugliness of that three weeks in February did not start out pleasantly and slowly morph into what was pretty much a military action, replete with organizers demanding the resignation of the government and parading around with Nazi banners and the like. It was what it was right from the beginning; in fact, even before the first truck rolled into town.
There is no conceivable way that someone can sincerely claim that they had no idea what was coming. Daily news coverage made it unmistakably clear that what was converging on Ottawa was an army of angry insurrectionists, many of their vehicles festooned with anti-Trudeau vulgarity, and the occasional protester suggesting that the proper way to deal with the Prime Minister was with a bullet or two.
We knew what was coming. We all knew what was coming. So stop lying about it.
It's ludicrous for anyone to justify their treasonous support for the financially devastating occupation of downtown Ottawa for three weeks with the lame excuse that, gosh, they just didn't know, if only someone had told them. Everybody told them, and they didn't care, and they donated anyway.
More to the point, even if that occupying force had been lawful and peaceful and pleasant and filled with nothing more than hot tubs and bouncy castles, keep in mind that its public purpose was to demand that the government stop enforcing public health policy whose only purpose was to try to stop people from getting sick and dying of COVID-19.
So, no, Stella Luna (and others), you don't get a pass on your financial support of all that fascism. You knew what this was all about, and you handed over cash, anyway. Now you can live with the consequences.
Monday, September 26, 2022
But now ...
Shut up. Please, just shut up.
P.S. I don't think people recognize the fundamental problem Bromwich has here, and it's that, regardless of what people think of Stella Luna, it seems spectacularly unethical for Bromwich to be promoting a private business as part of her political campaign. What is it about Stella Luna that Bromwich thinks entitles them to free publicity as part of her campaign?
Man who literally hand-delivered coffee and pastries to "Freedom Convoy" participants who berated, harassed and threatened women during "Freedom Convoy" occupation in February will now be absolutely outraged by (*checks notes*) the berating, harassing and threatening of women.
Sunday, September 25, 2022
And in the ongoing series of "I'm 24 years old, a single mother of 6 with a Ph.D in theoretical astrophysics and the CEO of a multi-billion dollar embedded Linux company specializing in deep-sea robotics who spends her spare time running an animal shelter in Bora Bora and being a Victoria's Secret model and I think Trudeau Must Go," here's Captain "Pure Blood Sperm" Alberta, bragging about his participation in Ottawa's trucker occupation:
Here's a thought, Cap'n Sperm ... come on back to Ottawa for a visit. Really, pop on out here, and drop into any of the bars on Elgin Street or in the Byward Market that were hammered financially by your convoy, and belly up to the bar and announce to all how you were here in February, doing your part to support all those truckers and Nazis and white nationalists to the extent of actually chauffeuring fuel to them every day, but make sure you mention that it was just because you wanted to support everyone else's "freedom."
Let us know how that turns out. And where to send your remains.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
"Let's be absolutely clear -- is it your honest and sincere belief that Dale Smith was calling for you to be killed?"
"Well, Vassy, I think everyone here would agree with me that it's shocking that a mainstream reporter and a member of the PPG would make such an appalling statement and ...""I'm sorry, you're not answering the question. I'm not asking how childishly hysterical you can get; I'm asking you whether you actually believe that Mr. Smith was calling for you to be killed. Are you saying you honestly believe that he was calling for your violent death? Yes or no."
Friday, September 23, 2022
As soon as I saw journalist Dale Smith's tweet about the indescribable lameness of a CPC MP's performance in QP, and Smith's quip of, if a horse was that lame, they'd shoot it, my absolutely first reaction was that it was only a matter of time before the entire Canadian Rage-o-Sphere exploded in, well, Patrick Ross-level bad faith and rage, shrieking something like:
"SHOCKING!!! Woke, intolerant Liberal shill publicly calls for savage, brutal murder of Conservative politician!!!"
Sadly, I got distracted before I could post that, which is a shame since, well:
P.S. That last tweet was from the new leader of the CPC, who publicly supported the white nationalist "Freedom Convoy" that descended on Ottawa for three weeks and really did call for the murder of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But, hey, let's not quibble over consistency.
P.P.S. If we want to argue about shooting-level lameness, we can start with House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota. Fight me on that.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Just watched Chrystia Freeland tearing CPC leader Crypto McBitcoin a new one here, and it's appalling that she has to shout to be heard over the CPC hecklers across the floor, so I will make the same suggestion I made some time back.
When responding to the trained (or mostly untrained and un-housebroken) barking seal white nationalist asshats in the CPC, do not raise your voice. Even amid the din, answer in a totally conversational style, and if no one can hear it, well, too fucking bad. And keep doing this -- speaking normally even though you're being drowned out.
What is Skippy going to do? His only recourse is to bitch and whine that he didn't hear the answer, at which point, one responds that he could if his fellow CPCers weren't such disrespectful assholes.
Give it a try. See what happens.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Jesus, Mary, Mother of God, buckle up ... remember this dimwit?
And look where she ends up:
That would be Rachel, doing freelance work for "Disinformation Caillou" -- white nationalist memorabilia expert and creepy hotel hallway stalker Keean Bexte. And what a pile of rubbish.
Now, it appears that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did in fact join some Canadians in a hotel bar in London, England this last Saturday and decided to join in the singing, to which one can safely respond ... so fucking what? But note sweet Rachel's blatant lie above -- that Trudeau sang "at" the funeral.
And how do you deal with that level of sleazy misinformation? Actually, I have ideas about that, but it will take a day or two to flesh out. In the meantime, appreciate the rancid dishonesty of Rachel Emmanuel and Keean Bexte. Same as it ever was.
P.S. In case you still had any delusions about the remaining relevance of Andrew Coyne ...
As of 1:56 a.m. this morning, little evidence remained of William Komer's merry band of grifters and Pierre Poilievre campaign staffers other than those two lonely banners:
That is the emptiest I've seen the St. Brigid's parking lot since Griftapalooza rolled into town and tried to occupy a church with hot dogs and water cannons.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Should we start a pool on when Brian apologizes for lying this blatantly?
P.S. Oh, look ... here's lying piece of shit Lorrie Goldstein, being a lying piece of shit just like his fellow hack lying piece of shit Brian Lilley:
I should just map "lying piece of shit" to a hot key to save time.
And with surprising regularity, the 19th of the month rolls around again -- another monthly interestversary for Lloydminster's Patrick "Kid Cash Nexus Thunderbolt Quintuple Threat Bikini Designer MMA Cosplay Erotica Author Boy Lawyer Super Mullet UFC Fan Boi Street Fighter" Ross, who is now exactly 13 months into his interest-accruing debt to me:
Interestingly, Saskatchewan is a province relatively friendly to debtors, as it limits normal garnishment to 30% of one's monthly wages (not sure if that's net or gross). The downside to that is that, given that Patrick's debt to me is increasing at approximately $650 per month due to accruing interest and ongoing sheriff's fees pursuant to my collection and garnishment proceedings against him, it is entirely likely that Patrick is losing an uncomfortable chunk of every paycheque from his minimum wage, menial job to me, even as what he owes me in increasing. That's gotta hurt.
In any event, check back in a month for another interestversary. There might be cake.
BONUS TRACK: I've uploaded a complete copy of the transcript of the August 30 hearing in Grande Prairie, AB, wherein Patrick Ross very unwisely filed to strike Peter Skinner's Statement of Defence ["SoD"] and was absolutely disemboweled by the judge for his efforts. I've posted snippets previously, but this is the full and unabridged version, for which I will make a number of observations.
First, it is moderately amusing that, for someone who loves to play boy lawyer on the Intertoobz and insists on claiming that he is so much smarter than all else, when Patrick gets into a courtroom, he turns into a blithering, inarticulate asshat. Witness the few occasions where he is permitted to ramble on, and succeeds only in spewing incomprehensible and meaningless nonsense, unable to focus on the task at hand, until the judge mercifully cuts him off and drags him back to reality. I can assure you, it has always been thus, as far back as his first court appearance related to me in 2012.
Next, Patrick howled with glee on Twitter as to how the judge told Peter his SoD was junk. But that's not what happened, is it? Rather, the judge made a far more general statement as to how the Court typically allows pleadings -- even sub-standard ones -- to move forward, regardless of their quality. While this may or may not refer to Peter's specific SoD, the judge was clearly making that observation in a much larger context.
Following, Patrick similarly gloated as to how the judge told Peter not to speak; again, a hopeless misrepresentation as to what happened, as in the first instance of that, the judge simply wanted to allow Patrick to finish making an ass of himself, and in the second instance, the judge simply told Peter that Patrick's filing was so utterly meritless, Peter would not even be required to speak. But I've saved the best for last.
As is obvious to anyone who reads that transcript in its entirety, there is no question that Patrick is deliberately misleading the court. When asked on two occasions if he had run this by his trustee, Patrick simply said he didn't, rather than admit that he does not in fact have a trustee. This is an absolutely glaring omission, and is obviously deliberate on Patrick's part. It's not clear whether one can claim that Patrick is "lying" to the Court on those occasions, but those misrepresentations certainly fly in the face of someone telling "the whole truth", rather than refusing to disclose inconvenient parts of it.
From my perspective, the major takeaway from this transcript is that Patrick has now been told, bluntly and directly by a Court Of Kings Bench judge, that an undischarged bankrupt is supposed to ask for permission from his trustee before initiating any legal action. It's in writing. You can see that. So if anyone is on the receiving end of any more legal threats or actions from Kid Cash of Lloydminster, you now have some pretty hefty ammunition to wipe him out via a Motion to Dismiss, and you're free to use that transcript to do it.
P.S. Demand costs.
Sunday, September 18, 2022
When someone is this abysmally, spectacularly stupid:
you just can't resist checking where all that stupid originates. And there you go:
Do only morons work for those outlets, or does working for those outlets turn you into a moron? Or does it even matter?