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July 17, 2008

Who Is Matthew Good?

I mean, is this someone I should know?.

His so-called "child" soldier witnessed the destruction of 9/11. Thus, this so-called "Canadian" chose to fight at the side of foreign terrorists he knew were capable of mass murder. And after finding himself on the losing end of a firefight, this so-called "anxious innocent" watched his one, last "help me" opportunity come and go as he lay in the Afghan dirt.

Instead of grabbing it, he threw a grenade.

So, now he begs?

Omar Khadr deserved to be dispatched then and there. His father might have been dispatched by the Pakistanis, which would have spared everyone a great deal of trouble, were it not for the meddling of Chretien. We made that mistake once - we need not make it again.

So yes, Mr. Good - kill them all. Kill every last one of the wretched vermin and do it before they breed.

I hope he appreciates the traffic bump, whoever he is.

Update - Self described blogging behemoth Matt Good sent a total of 190 visitors to SDA as a result of his July 15th link. Woohoo! Why, that's nearly 100 a day - bumping the traffic here by nearly 1%, or to look at it another way, by 1/5th the number who arrived at the page via Kathy Shaidle in six hours.

If there ever was a way to impress a backwoods xenophobe about the strength of your readership, I can't think of a better one. Except perhaps, by mentioning the 70 times you've "crossed the country". Hey, it's a start!

Upperdate! - unable to prove his "my traffic is bigger than yours" claims, Mr. Good decided that deletion was the better part of valor. Not that it stopped him from whining. Nevermind that Mr. Ad Hominem Is Not Tolerated Here chose to fire the first shot with tired, stereotypical references to "backwoods" Canada that can only be described as abject bigotry. Like every good lefty elitist, Matthew Good's "multiculturalism" doesn't include yours.


Posted by Kate at July 17, 2008 5:23 AM
Comments

M. Good was once a small-time Canadian rock musician considered smarter than your average dude with a guitar and a recording contract, which means that he had the good sense to wear clothes appropriate to the weather and open a bank account. Since his brief moment in a sort of post-grunge spotlight, he's buffed this impression of mere mental competence into a role as esteemed translator of world events into easy-to-adopt attitudes and slogans for young people too busy file-sharing and playing Wii to read a newspaper. He knows that Chomsky is at MIT, and that there's a pictures of Rumsfeld shaking Saddam Hussein's hand, and that makes him an expert for his constituency.

That's pretty much all you need to know, Kate.

Posted by: rick mcginnis at July 17, 2008 8:44 AM

Well, as one who has also travelled (lived and worked) across Canada, I agree that most Canucks will not stand for criminal actions.

The real question is GW's definitions of criminal, torture et al. From the folks that figure "quiet time" is a punshment, being denied an uninterupted 8 hours of sleep is surely torture. Never mind that most people who have been parents would have killed at one time or another for even a couple hours of sleep.

The reality is that most Canadians, if they even have an opinion, really don't care what happens kill a soldier then you have to suffer the to this teen terrorist. You chuck a grenade and consequences. Period, full stop.

Of course no leftard rant would not be complete with out an ad homen attack and this GW doesn't let us down. I am only surprised that he didn't invoke Godwin's Law.

Posted by: Texas Canuck at July 17, 2008 8:48 AM

He's not that same crummy has been singer from a few years ago is he. Either way, he clearly display's that he knows nothing about what he blogs about. Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth, or write, and remove all doubt. Thanks for clearing up that matter for us MG.

Posted by: daverbonz at July 17, 2008 8:48 AM

I wouldn't stop with that little turd himself, I would deport his entire family on the next boatload of rotten cabbage leaving the harbour.

The soft jihad continues apace, I suppose.

Posted by: Jim at July 17, 2008 8:49 AM

Why Kate, its Matthew Good, another wonderful Cancon product. I want to know why he has a .org web address. He is clearly a commercial enterprise complete with an online store. I did enjoy his characterization of you as a "Conservative mouthpiece from rural Saskatchewan" and "back woods xenophobe". Hopefully, he did not spill any of his Starbucks non-fat latte on his Birkenstocks while typing so fervently on his Blackberry. You can't argue with his insight into what Canadians think. After all, he has crossed the nation almost 70 times, and, according to drunk college students everywhere, he is right on the money.

Posted by: swatter at July 17, 2008 8:50 AM

I actually like the music of Good’s old band, The Matthew Good Band, but my impression of him, admittedly from a distance, was that he’s a complete jerk-off (somewhat related: I’ve always wondered if the intro to “Flashdance 2” is real or fake – in it Good yells at a band mate that he’s fired and that the band sucks.).

Needless to say, anyone who posts “manifestos” at his blog – anyone who uses the word “manifesto” – is a raving left wing lunatic. But I repeat myself.

I had a chance to see Good live at an outdoor festival in Mississauga last month, but, remembering the words of Denis Leary – “Don Henley’s gonna tell me how to vote?” – I took a pass and instead went the next night to see blues master Colin James, who was outstanding.

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at July 17, 2008 8:51 AM

Matthew's a useful idiot.

See my comments at "A Different Set of Values", @ 7:12 a.m. today, re the self-referential non-citizens we're turning out in this country, who are not held accountable for just about anything they do: "It's not their fault . . . Add excuse".

Khadr is not protected by the Geneva Convention. At 15, no matter what the reason, he was a dangerous combatant against the West. People like Matthew just don't seem to get it: when violent ideologues, who are out to destroy our civilization—the very one my grandfathers and dad, and Matthew's own forbears fought to preserve—are given rights they don’t deserve, we’re all in grave danger. The idea that “little scorpions” aren’t dangerous because they’re small is fantasy thinking.

Re Mr. Khadr’s performance: it happened on the Liberals’ watch. What did they do about it? Given time, probably they’d have done the wrong thing. As a Canadian citizen, I’m thoroughly sick of having to pick up the pieces for a sorry family like the Khadrs—and also be expected to feel sorry for them. I don’t feel sorry for them. I’m damned angry and have no respect for these people—or for government agencies that pander to their dysfunctional and violent aspirations for the hosts who’ve welcomed them to this country.

Matthew’s commentary is the usual, hysterical—in more ways than one!—lefty rant. Maybe he’d like to be Omar’s mentor if he’s returned to Canada. Matthew would pretty quickly find that his “touchy, feely” bromides would not be enough to neutralize Omar’s toxic plans for the rest of us. Useful idiot, for sure. No thanks.

Posted by: lookout at July 17, 2008 8:59 AM

Kate:

Geez, I figured that was a "dead animal" adorning your blog, eh?

Now I discover from Matthew Good that it's really a "deal animal".

I reckon ya oughta change yer blog name to "small deal animals".

After all, that Matthew is a big-city feller so he must know, eh?

Posted by: JJM at July 17, 2008 8:59 AM

I'm all in favour of letting the USA keep our garbage. Too bad the rest of the family wouldn't just decompose....

Posted by: NOYB at July 17, 2008 9:11 AM

Another tiresome leftist bleating about "poor-victim-Al-Qaeda-freedom-fighters".

As I posted in another thread, "ALSO, have you seen the video (that the US Army captured in Af-stan) showing Omar being trained in bomb-making and [later] planting bombs? That's the video the Khadr's lawyers don't want to talk about. Do a bit of googling, watch the video, then tell me if you still think this was a poor misguided kid acting on the spur of the moment."

It seems not a lot of people are aware of that tape, which was first aired on US TV, the CBS 60 Minutes news program. The left certainly doesn't want to bring up the subject. It shows this Omar Khadr for the vicious vermin that he is.

Posted by: Dave in Pa. at July 17, 2008 9:17 AM

Why Kate, its Matthew Good, another wonderful Cancon product. I want to know why he has a .org web address. He is clearly a commercial enterprise complete with an online store. I did enjoy his characterization of you as a "Conservative mouthpiece from rural Saskatchewan" and "back woods xenophobe". Hopefully, he did not spill any of his Starbucks non-fat latte on his Birkenstocks while typing so fervently on his Blackberry. You can't argue with his insight into what Canadians think. After all, he has crossed the nation almost 70 times, and, according to drunk college students everywhere, he is right on the money.

Posted by: swatter at July 17, 2008 9:18 AM

Oh the self righteousness of the left, their moral superiority over those scum citizens who dare take strong exception to terrorists and their actions, their contempt for anyone who would hold terrorists accountable, all of them abuzz with guilt over a crying video, Oh they the stewards of rights and justice .... but not one inquiry about, or concern for, the murdered soldier's family.

Posted by: Sounder at July 17, 2008 9:18 AM

The Americans should have double-tapped Omar Khadr and his brother during the firefight a couple years ago. With that mistake now firmly ingrained in the conscience.....

What Matthew Good and other pro-bring-Omar-the-islamist-terrorist-home people consistently fail to mention is that Canadian civilian rules of law don't apply in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States, Cuba, or in the military theatre. Whether Canada considers a young man of 15-years to be a mere child is irrelevant. Nebulous "International Law" doesn't apply in the military theatre either, and Khadrs actions place him precisely there.

Military ROE allows soldiers to kill and imprison enemy combatants, whether or not they are trained military personnel wearing military garb or not. The moment a civilian brandishes a weapon and engages the fight, they're no longer a civilian. It doesn't matter what they are wearing or whether or not they've trained in the military. What matters is their decision to fight. At that precise moment, they exchange their civilian position for that of a combatant. By engaging in the firefight with his father, Omar Khadr willfully placed himself in the realm of military jurisprudence. He also figuratively discarded his Canadian passport and abandoned his Canadian civilian position. He literally assumed a Taliban identity and fought with the enemy against our allies.

His plight is the making of his own hands. As Kate said, he chose to abandon his only chance at help and pitched a grenade instead.

He should be prosecuted accordingly. To me, he's a Taliban combatant; not Canadian. He abandoned his citizenship when he fought for the Taliban. Any Canadian who fights for a terrorist organization abandons his citizenship, and he or she can rot in prison if they aren't dumped in theatre as far as I'm concerned.

Bring Khadr home? Never.

Posted by: mark peters at July 17, 2008 9:27 AM

I think the US has learned its lesson - except for a few high-value targets, there really is very little value in taking them prisoner. It's not a matter of capping them per se, rather when engaged, just bring down overwhelming fire and hit so hard and fast that the jihadis don't even have the time to surrender.

Posted by: Holdfast at July 17, 2008 9:34 AM

One incredibly misinformed and moronic Jay Bowcott left this comment on his blog:

I feel for this kid.. It’s not his fault at all that Americans were attacking his family.. They have different values than we do and a different perspective on life.. They wont factor that into the court case, poor kid, he just has major separation anxiety from his family. I can’t imagine the pain he is going through day after day being in that piece of garbage of a prison. This is depressing and extremely unfair for him, if I had the choice I would probably just let him go and keep an eye on him. He only killed in self defense and in the united states that is not even a crime.

Looking at the quality of the comments it appears that Matthew Good is an idiot magnet.

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 9:34 AM

Having grown up in the same town around the same age, to see his smarmy self-centered view of the world gives me a laugh. His snobby references to rural Saskatchewan, backwoods xenophobia reflects nicely what his hometown was during his childhood. White and rural. And yet that was good enough to produce a "rock star" like Matthew Good.
Go play to your dwindling crowds, live off your back catalog. Cancon and all that and we don't even hear your music being played on the airwaves anymore. That speaks volumes.

Posted by: Jay at July 17, 2008 9:35 AM

Who needs "Matthew Good" when we have Romeo Dallaire?

Romeo Dallaire, decorated Hero, witnessed the Rwandan genocide as a Peace Keeper, O of C recipient and now a Senator and now spouting off as a Liberal, calling for the return of the Lefty branded "CHILD SOLDIER" to face Canadian Justice.
He ought to be ashamed of himself, of course Liberals have no shame, power trumps all.

Never mind the interrogators were Canadian in the video the Liberals are now USING for ammunition against Harper, IT WAS OUR CSIS WHO WERE ABUSING THE POOR LITTLE INNOCENT BOY!

This is nothing more than another attempt by the Liberals to get at Harper. The video was available when the Liberals were in power, why was it not put out then?

The MSM is trying to portray his old lady as his poor long suffering "Mom". Are they trying to have us believe his "Mom" thought he was playing in the sand with his toys when he went off with his father to a combat zone? Do they think a 15 year old lobbying a grenade is less deadly than a one being tossed by an adult?

This is another desperate attempt by the Liberals to get Harper. This is one that should backfire badly, it not, this country is LOST.

Posted by: Liz J at July 17, 2008 9:41 AM

Ditto Kate. I think he will get a fair trial in the U.S. and I hope they have the death penalty waiting for him.

Posted by: cosmoc at July 17, 2008 9:43 AM

Can his mother be deported?

Posted by: cosmos at July 17, 2008 9:45 AM

Reading that hogwash makes me wonder if Mr. Good wasn't far more grievously injured than even he claimed when he took that shoe to the head several years ago at Buffalo Days. Rarely have I seen such uninformed, hysterical twaddle put out for public consumption. It is like watching Jack Layton channel Eric Margolis with a dash of Gwynn Dyer thrown in (leather jacket and all). Another good reason to dump the Canadian content requirement for radio stations.

Posted by: Shawn at July 17, 2008 9:48 AM

His politics may be out of whack and the drugs may have addled his brain but his music is enjoyable. Beautiful Midnight was a good CD.

Posted by: mark at July 17, 2008 9:48 AM

His politics may be out of whack and the drugs may have addled his brain but his music is enjoyable. Beautiful Midnight and Underdogs were good CD's.

Posted by: mark at July 17, 2008 9:50 AM

I have a couple of his CD's too I really like his music.

In the music industry he is considered quite the Ahole as he has critized other bands work in public.

He made comments like Nickeback sucks they are unoriginal. This was after he lost a Juno to them.

Those US soldiers are better men than me I would have put one right between the punks eyes.

Posted by: Right of centre at July 17, 2008 9:57 AM

Isn't this the same guy that got all bent out of shape when a shoe was thrown at him at buffalo days after he trash talked Regina...

I guess grenades would have been ok...

Posted by: goodie@hotmail.com at July 17, 2008 10:01 AM

There is no evidence he has been tortured, CSIS gave him a sub for Christ Sake. They didn't water board him, beat him or make him eat bacon.

Now getting a sub is torture, can the leftards really sink any lower? Crawling into bed with terrorist and calling it tolerance, this country is doomed if these retards ever get control.

Posted by: Rose at July 17, 2008 10:03 AM

Liz J, I'm hoping you're right about the CBC etc. "All Khadr, all the time, boo hoo" garbage.

Honestly, I think the more sympathetic exposure the MSM give this toxic family--trying to spin it so we'll feel sorry for them--the more people are informed about and disgusted by their crass opportunism and gall.

You're right though: if Canadians are fooled, we're closer to being burnt toast--probably by someone like "poor little" Omar!

Posted by: lookout at July 17, 2008 10:05 AM

Personally I hope that all the retired Ont. NDP premiers and all the retire generals now sitting as senators and all the Matthew Goods of Canada keep bleetin about bringing the young taliban back to Canada. Everytime they open their mouths another dozen voters pledge not to vote Liberal.

Posted by: Joe at July 17, 2008 10:07 AM

What was he doing in Af'stan?

Why haven't the parents been charged with forcing him to become a "child soldier"?

Where are the treason charges?

I do agree we should repatriate him. Then charge him with treason and have him executed if found guilty.

Posted by: grok at July 17, 2008 10:08 AM

Kate's SDA just gave Mathew Good a blog hit jolt he could only dream of in his leftist political dream world.
Sadly like most other CanCom Canadian artists, tilting to the Socialist world of Taliban Jack Layton, their hearts bleed for terrorists, particularly if they have Canadian citizenship.

While Good may well be a decent musician, he certainly is deep into the pinko commie view of politics.
Thank God for Saskatchewan 's conservative voice in this country.
Yes, Catherine McMillan, that would be you!!

Posted by: Joseph ( Joe ) Molnar at July 17, 2008 10:13 AM

In a different time and a different era without the scrutiny of the media and instant communications , the US probably would have done things differently as did the British during their reign as a super power.

If this had occurred 80-100 years ago , in lieu of Gitmo Cuba , the US might have had the USS Gitmo which sailed endlessly in the middle of the southern Atlantic with it's Al-Quaeda "passengers" dropping them off one by one over the stern once they had exhausted their usefulness.

... amazing how present day political correctness has solved all the ills of the world.

Posted by: Brian at July 17, 2008 10:14 AM

To steal from Bill Whittle: Humiliation is not the same as torture. That's why the two are spelled differently.

Those on the left say that practices at Guantanamo are no better than the practices carried out by Al-Qaeda and the Taliban...and then they accuse conservatives of seeing everything in terms of black and white.

Morons.

By the way, for those "enlightened" lefties who would like to better understand why Guantanamo exists and why those being held there are not "soldiers" but instead are considered "unlawful combatants, your mind can be opened here...

http://www.ejectejecteject.com/archives/000125.html

Posted by: bryceman at July 17, 2008 10:15 AM

Dave in PA, please find and post a link to that video, it should begin circulating again.

Posted by: pete at July 17, 2008 10:15 AM

Let's end this idiocy now. Khadr is NOT A CHILD SOLDIER

Child soldier charges in the first International Criminal Court case
The Hague, 28 August 2006

ICC-OTP-20060828-157-En

Situation: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Case: The Prosecutor vs. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a former leader of a militia group at war in the North Eastern Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been formally charged by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court with enlisting and conscripting CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15 (caps are mine for emphasis) and using them to participate actively in hostilities. A confirmation hearing has been set for 28 September. If the charges are confirmed at this hearing, Lubanga’s case will be the first trial before the International Criminal Court and the first time that an individual has been brought before an international court solely on the basis of these crimes.

http://www.icc-cpi.int/press/pressreleases/174.html

The only funtioning legal statute used to actually convict people of recruiting child soldiers uses an UNDER 15 not 15 and Under definition.

Let's use facts rather than assertions.

Posted by: Stephen at July 17, 2008 10:22 AM

I resent the Leftist Media hacks making her out to be the all Canadian "Mom", Omar's poor "Mom", a la "Mom and apple pie". I repeat, SHE SAID SHE WOULD BE PROUD TO HAVE HER SONS MARTYR THEMSELVES FOR THE CAUSE". That means suicide bombing innocent people,Infidels of course.
Bet that old lady makes one MEAN apple pie.

Posted by: Liz J at July 17, 2008 10:30 AM

You've hit the nail on the head, grok. Authorities are no longer allowed to act as authorities. Charter cases, ruled by too many leftie moron judges, go against the authorities (parents, teachers, principals, and cops) altogether too often.

Excercising one's legal authority can get one in a lot of trouble. Ergo, the troublemakers get off scott free. What a mess.

Posted by: lookout at July 17, 2008 10:49 AM

I also think that Omar Khadr should be released from an American detention centre.In fact,he should never have been sent there at all.Neither should any other detainies have been sent there.THEY SHOULD ALL BE IN A PRISON CAMP IN AFGANISTAN UNDER AFGAN CONTROL!Omar Khadr should immeadiatly be sent to Afganistan and placed under Afgan jurisdiction.He was'nt taken prisoner in the USA, he had made the journey to Afganistan and was a combatant there and should be imprisoned there.Even now,its the Afgan govt.that should have the say in what happens to Omar Khadr.

Posted by: spike 1 at July 17, 2008 10:53 AM

"grok":

"Why haven't the parents been charged with forcing him to become a 'child soldier'?

Where are the treason charges?"

You are right on both counts. Whatever happened to "treason"? Too scary and unfashionable these days?

And if anyone should be hit for child abuse, it's the parents.

I believe PM Harper has this pegged: given our present legalistic approach to combatting terrorism, if we repat the guy, the whole family will end up with millions in damages at taxpayer expense while CSIS will no doubt be disbanded.

Posted by: JJM at July 17, 2008 10:56 AM

Well I kinda thought that was a little dead something on your blog site Kate, and scrolling down there is another dead something, is this a trend we should be aware of?
Mr, Good is entitled to hold his opinion however misguided, even mr. Dallaire has chimed in people were slaughtered on his watch and he was not able to respond because of U N "rules of engagement" so now he is a Lieberal senator. Omar Kadhr and his whole toxic clan should be deported to whateverstan. His "mothers stated view is, she hates us, she is so proud of her little jihadey,what a side show. Of course this is one more stick to beat Harper and the Conservatives with. Matthew Good is just one more snotty little lefty, who has somehow formed the opinion that the lieberano heartfelt hug for the little terrorists will make it all better. I agree Khadar should not be in Gitmo he should have been transformed into his highest use..I E fertilizer.
cheers Bubba

Posted by: bubba Brown at July 17, 2008 11:00 AM

I don't seem to recall as much anguish from the media and artists (I use that word loosely) when Canadian Zahra Kazemi was murdered in Iran. Or Bill Sampson threatened with execution in Saudi Arabia.

And they had the distinction of being entirely innocent and not fighting for a group that was actively murdering Canadian civilians.

Perhaps the media could ask the relatives of the Canadians killed on 9/11 how they feel about reuniting the Khadr's?

Posted by: chip at July 17, 2008 11:01 AM

Disregard the picture of the 'child soldier' happily displaying the severed hands of presumably dead allies.

Disregard that the mother said that she wished all her children would die as martyrs, presumably killing Canadians.

Disregard the family's stated hatred towards Canada and their bigotry and racism.

Disregard that they abused our health and welfare system for years in order to assist their treachery against us.

Disregard that this treasonous, so-called Canadian fought against our soldiers and allies on behalf of an invading terrorist army that acknowledges no Geneva convention; that operates under the strictest form of shariah; that butchers women just for fun.

Disregard all forms of morality, justice, reason and logic - and what you have left is a creature called Matthew Good and his scumbag band of moonbats.

Posted by: irwin daisy at July 17, 2008 11:04 AM

Hey c'mon, Matthew Good is a has-been cancon artist of sorts. He is accustomed to the minor fame and all the college pu$$y that got him. He knows thata as he continues to share the juvenile cowardly opinions of big city college girls, he can still get laid and feel that he is 'contributing'.

I never listened to his music, because I know what real music is. Vitruvius knows too. Canada has far too many guitar strumming, vocal bleating idiots already.

Matty, if we don't get tougher on our sworn enemies and they happen to take us over in this century, I can assure you that assholes like you Matt, your fairy Starbuck slurping pals will lose their heads as hippie infidels. Either that or you will have to give up music entirely, grow a big beard and pray five times a day whilst smeeling the feet and staring at the big old butt of the man praying a few inches ahead of you.

And oh ya, your little bed mate sweeties will be repeatedly raped by a lot of big stupid smelly radical Muslims who will see them as whores, and maybe kill them afterward, especially if they don't happen to have any cigarettes.

Now Matty, that Khadr kid is one of those vermin.

On a similar note ... Any bets on whether or not the fat kid from the Bare Naked Lardos goes to jail for cocaine and pot possession in New York State?

Posted by: John V at July 17, 2008 11:12 AM

To Mr. Good and all those who would gladly embrace young Omar and his All-Canadian family. Three words.

Christopher James Speer

Look it up.

Posted by: Peter at July 17, 2008 11:14 AM

Or Bill Sampson threatened with execution in Saudi Arabia. And they had the distinction of being entirely innocent.

NO, not innocent. Sampson was a) white and b) English-accented c) quite outspoken about Liberal malfeasance.
But seriously, this is the point I made over and over again with friends during the Arar affair. Arar was presumed to have been tortured with no actual evidence whatsoever. And ironically, that presumption is kinda racist, if you think about it.

Posted by: Me No Dhimmi at July 17, 2008 11:20 AM

Isn't that the Matthew Good Band giving a free "street" performance two threads down?

Posted by: Grobe at July 17, 2008 11:34 AM

I've always considered artsy types to be idiot savants like the rain man.

They do their little arty entertainment thing well (in some cases) but they are total retards and walking disasters in every other area of life.

I'm not a Mat Good fan so I can continue ignoring his existence but some of my favourite bands are Radiohead and Pearl Jam. I tune out VERY quickly any time they stop playing and start talking. Their politics make Matty look like Ann Ryand.

You wouldn't take any sort of advice from a crack whore or lunatic. Entertainers are sort of like that. Take them for what they are: over-paid children.

Posted by: Warwick at July 17, 2008 11:38 AM

I think that Matthew has received the shock of his life. First, he has received more views in one day then he has ever received since his blogs inception. Second, not all Canadians are obedient to the American socialist movement.

Posted by: Jim O'Brien at July 17, 2008 11:45 AM

Khadr is scheduled to be tried before a US military commission in October on five wartime charges. I'm betting the charges will stick as there were enough witnesses.

Perhaps the compassionate morons commenting at Matthew Good's blog are unaware that to quote Michelle Malkin, Khadr..."is a suspected al-Qaida soldier accused of lobbing the hand grenade that killed Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer, a 28-year-old medic with the U.S. Special Forces. At least one eyewitness said Khadr was no confused little boy. He knew exactly what he was doing: trying to kill Americans." That little rodent lobbed that grenade, mind you, after he surrendered and while he was being processed as such.

Here's Christopher Speer's funeral with this additional information about him: "Six days before he received the wounds that killed him, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer walked into a minefield to rescue two wounded Afghan children, according to fellow soldiers."

One on the failings of a mindless moral equivocating lefty is an inability to judge with clarity the difference between good and evil when faced with such obvious symmetry. There couldn't be a bigger contrast than Christopher Speer and Khadr.

I don't give a damn what age Khadr was/is if he's found guilty, he's got a mind as old as evil itself. He can rot for life.

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 11:52 AM

Who is Mat Good?
He's exactly the kind of person who give a crap about Kahdr and family.

Not that he'd ever DO anything about it!

But he CARES ......

Posted by: OMMAG at July 17, 2008 11:52 AM

I have some sympathy for Omar Khadr. He was a victim of an absolutely atrocious family and in an ideal world, he would be set free to return home. However, this is not an ideal world and Omar Khadr has to be made an example of to demonstrate to other would-be homegrown jihadis that Canada will not come to your aid. If you want to make jihad against Canada and its allies, you will face the consequences alone.

Posted by: RM at July 17, 2008 11:57 AM

As a practical matter, this is why there are no new arrivals at Gitmo. It has been made clear to troops that the moral relativist twits and ACLU windbags amongst us will sooner ot later free these little murderers to murder again. As happened in the Pacific during World War II when attempts to capture Japanese were met with suicidal grenade attacks, it's only sane to kill the little bastards when they're out in the open, pre-emptively solving the problem.

Or, as someone once told me, "Two in the chest, then one in the head."

Grim, yes --- but they don't come back to kill you later!

Posted by: Fred Pennsylvania at July 17, 2008 12:00 PM

As a practical matter, this is why there are no new arrivals at Gitmo. It has been made clear to troops that the moral relativist twits and ACLU windbags amongst us will sooner or later release these vile murderers to murder again.

As happened in the Pacific during World War II --- when attempts to capture Japanese were met with suicidal grenade attacks --- it's only good sense to kill the little bastards when they're out in the open, pre-emptively solving the problem.

Or, as someone once told me, "Two in the chest, then one in the head."

Grim, yes --- but they don't come back to kill you later!

Posted by: Fred Pennsylvania at July 17, 2008 12:03 PM

Under the Child Offenders Act is it not illegal to post or reveal the Youths name, So where is all the outrage from the MSM & Jhad sympathizers?

Oh right, because it Happened in another country & Under the wing of a terrorist organization, War is War & the do-gooders of canada seem to forget that we have been at war since 9/11.
It's Time for a true Poll, A Harper Majority.

Posted by: bryanr at July 17, 2008 12:06 PM

If you check out some of the comments on the CBC site, you will find out very quickly that many eastern Canadians have a great deal of disdain for any opinions coming out of the west. They really dislike us. I mean really dislike us. I guess he's another one of those.

Hey, Matthew, the NDP is gonna need another campaigner, you see their buddy Steven Page may end up in the klink over a bit of cocaine...I'm sure you're interested.

BTW, I don't think I have ever heard one of Matthew Good's songs! Is he any Good?

Posted by: Soccermom at July 17, 2008 12:18 PM


There is not any need to hold trial of khadr is too long for at least 6 years that even his fatehr died in that period
usualy that trial could take at least 6 month under his age of teenage now he is adult and still you can not bring his childhood to get change under his today age.


nobody knew details of how he got arrested

nobody know when they got arrested what document proof he was kill soldures

nobody know why he was there in first place


plus so long ago happend most documetn can ve change

video and some document also can be edit in some center to not show all detail of real taht date taype as well

hwo do you know US may cut some of tape if it show against their documents

two parties are fighting nad one has lawyer and otehr has US crown both tried to win the case

but public want to know the truth

having him muslim is not related to give him all murder case

again driver of bank ruber and made food for band ruber may be Khader with that age only do made himself ready when he got older repear his fatehr job or may just made food ready in oven for people go to kill back home need food and wash dished

again charge Khadr for murder is issue

charge khadr for wash dishes or stay there os like to watdch his father act or driver of bank ruber does not give him stay 6 years with no trial

every body deserve human right fair trial and every body shoudl punish for waht wrong act did

you can not add more pressue to the kid because he is Muslim

and for me as I watch this boy is not mature yet having him 21 years still not know why he must go there

what do you expect criminal adult who has children may behave thos children in genergal know theire parent may do daily illegal act and knwo not to tlak or help dad sometimes

therefore if parents are criminal not children both need to seperated from each other for some times and boht need to treat differntly


Mthew good is right they did torture the khadr
canada ignor him becuas harper not like muslim in any shape
if Muslim are criminal or not criminal still goverment see both as one eye

let kill all Muslim in Canada and let fired them all as govement act is these

you can not deny if the khadr is criminal and he is war criminal or assosite criminal

this is not up to govement to refuse take bad and get bad out of Canada and keep the good inside the canada

we must review policy of govment to see muslim as all criminall and not pay attention as right of citizen even if they did crime is discrimination

on other hand let me tell not evey thing Khadr did may fault of his mother

but if you have candain child who did crime
canda deny and ingonre nad close their eys saying this kid is not belong to us you US please keep it for ever or ship them all

it proof the govment of canada are not see inside problme exist in Canda more serisouly

inside canada is too much hate and poor and not job given in fairnes to Muslim then those child like Muslim are grown likd today black young offender who has majority of criminal code here

then the policy made or encourge canadain send thier child to fight candain this is something wrong in canda

review khader problmes if he is canadain is point of Methew good is which is correct

govement must not see this case religion dislike govmenet must see thsi with documetn what crime he did and punish him the same rules

this case exactly like if those canadian in Saudi should left alone but now their head are gone and if goverment send khadr to hand of US who kill thier soldure most likely they torture khadr more then

involve war in afganten wih canda was premature and now canadais there must know small but powerfull afgaini who are theves and steal and rub and kill people for money live in afagnatan and transfer drug from afganstain to paksitan those group are not Muslim are street theves and very danger and may cut your finger for seal your rings
adn children of thos criminal also in high risk to repea waht their parnet train them to do
this matter is poltically criminala nd bring govemetn of canada i like good one and hate bad one leave canada isnot solution for inside canada today problmes is

the problems must stop war and crime and help chidlren involve as teens in war this must stop

like children traficing if some one has porn busiens and send young teenger to this indusry by force or train those teenger the best job is to be actor for porn the same damage mentaly to kid
in compare if parent are criminal any kind it odesn not matter in any way to kill some body using all tools then teenger are victim and need to treated differtnly consider their age teh parent to blame not them for full repsonbilty in that time

are you telling me if you

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 12:21 PM

I'm a fan of his tunes, but his lyrics and delivery are, well,over the top.There are some artists who try too hard to be edgy and profound, and they have nothing to say.Matt good is very inarticulate and juvenile, but somehow, his melodies do rock out,so what can you do? Sinead O'Connor is a bimbo, but she written some fine music.It takes all kinds.

Posted by: Howie Meeker at July 17, 2008 12:27 PM

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 12:21 PM

????

Language translation software not working so well for you?

Posted by: Dave at July 17, 2008 12:42 PM

Gee, a Canadian musician spouting socialist bromides and sticking up for murderers? How novel! Free Mumia, bro!

I was tempted to leave a comment, but the registration blah blah blah put me off. I can do without some over wrought useful idiot trying to hack my firewall. They have a tendency to do that, I've found.

At any rate, for both the loyal Mathew Good commenters, I just want to join you in roundly condemning

Posted by: The Phantom at July 17, 2008 12:46 PM

Gee, a Canadian musician spouting socialist bromides and sticking up for murderers? How novel! Free Mumia, bro!

I was tempted to leave a comment, but the registration blah blah blah put me off. I can do without some over wrought useful idiot trying to hack my firewall. They have a tendency to do that, I've found.

At any rate, for both the loyal Mathew Good commenters, I just want to join you in roundly condemning the eeeevile commenter firstjusticethenpeace, who actually had the nerve to introduce logic and international law into the conversation.

That BA$TARD!

Posted by: The Phantom at July 17, 2008 12:49 PM

Res: That's some fine verbal diarrhea you just spewed.

Posted by: Soccermom at July 17, 2008 12:56 PM

"the problems must stop war and crime and help chidlren involve as teens in war this must stop"

You may be on to something there res/haye/new.

Given that majority prison populations in France and Spain are Muslim, what common element might be inciting such criminal behaviour? What literature was Papa and Mama Khadr using to teach poor lil' Omar?

Could it be the Noble Krayon, er, I mean Koran, Hadith and Sira, including lessons and sayings from the child raping and mass-murdering prophet are at the bottom of it?

Posted by: irwin daisy at July 17, 2008 1:01 PM

"They really dislike us."

I like you, soccermom!!! Of course, I can't speak for all of 'em.

Posted by: morgan swift at July 17, 2008 1:05 PM

After reading poster "susan mcewan" I understand clearly why the judicial system is so screwed up in regards to "young offenders" specifically:

"As a mental health professional who has worked with Young Offenders for the past 20 years, this sickens me to a degree I cannot describe."

An ex-girlfriend of mine's father was a cop who caught a serial killer back in the '70's and after 12 murders (and 20 suspected,) he found out that the killer checked himself into a mental hospital after his 2nd killing, told the "mental health professional" what he had done and what he was and they let him go. A minimum of 10 murders later (and they think it was closer to 18) the worthless shrink suffered not so much as a reprimand.

Needless to say, I do not have a high regard for leftard shrinks and other worthless bleeding-heart, soft-on-crime vermin.

Posted by: Warwick at July 17, 2008 1:09 PM

He was only a child so I guess his mother should be charged with child abuse for raising him to be a killer, or child endangerment for letting him go with his father to train. Didn't OBL attend the daughters wedding, again child endangerment. What about charging her with a hate crime, as she was afraid if her sons stayed in Canada they would turn homosexual. Are liberals so stupid they think we can't tell that in 2003 it was the liberal govt that allowed the poor boy to be tortured. I will e-mail the PM and tell him I support his stand on this issue.

Posted by: MaryT at July 17, 2008 1:21 PM

Yeah Dave, res/new/mos/haye has been having a lot of trouble with that retard-to-English module.

Posted by: The Phantom at July 17, 2008 1:30 PM

Warwick - I wouldn't believe what she wrote, it's nonsense. Psychiatrists have an ethical and legal duty to warn law enforcement. I've seen it in action over my own mental health career. Her comments are the dumbest of the group over there, but, you ain't seen nothing yet unless you click through to her site. If you really want an expose of an absolutely vacuous person, an empty vessel, she's a case study in arrested development. I assumed she was in her early twenties and was stunned that she is 42. I'm embarrassed for the poor woman, but, she put it out there for the public to view.

It's horrifying to realize that she works with children, but, then adult clients would be way too far out of her range of maturity.

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 1:31 PM

I wish I'd thrown my other shoe at that a-hole.

Posted by: A. Cooper at July 17, 2008 1:34 PM

Wasn't that MG who got arrested on the YouTube vid posted yesterday?

Posted by: Paul at July 17, 2008 1:38 PM

Matthew Good is a wussy who once left the stage in Ottawa after 4 songs because..horrors..an empty water bottle landed on the stage 12 feet from him.

He had already sung his one-hit wonder song..so no one really cared.

Posted by: Volks Lad at July 17, 2008 1:39 PM

Penny,

The part about the shrink and the serial killer was my story and it was told to me directly by the cop himself.

He interviewed the both the shirnk and the killer (who is still in the "silence of the lambs" ward in Penetanguishine - which is Canada's highest security prison.) Consequently, the killer was Russell Johnson, the balcony killer.

This was also the 1970's so things MAY have changed afterwards (and maybe even as a result of that twit.) I do know the shrink (whose name I don't know) had a nervous breakdown afterwards but given that his negligence cost between 10 and 18 lives I have limited sympathy.

Posted by: Warwick at July 17, 2008 1:42 PM


Who is Matthew Good in MG blog?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Good

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/sets/72157594545590538/

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Methew+Good+photo&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title


http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.proguitar.ca/MatthewGood.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.proguitar.ca/matthew_good.htm&h=397&w=403&sz=49&tbnid=eUm_QfNHkeYJ::&tbnh=122&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMethew%2BGood%2Bphoto&hl=en&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=2&ct=image&cd=1

http://www.matthewgood.org/2008/07/complacency-regarding-this-issue-will-not-do/
http://www.proguitar.ca/MatthewGood.jpg

http://www.matthewgood.org/


who is Catherine McMillan in small dead animals blog:

http://www.katewerk.com/rights.html

http://www.katewerk.com/bikediary.html

http://www.katewerk.com/

http://www.katewerk.com/getme.html

http://www.katewerk.com/100years/index.html

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/02/14/catherine-mcmillan-a-modest-proposal-for-curing-a-whiny-nation.aspx

Posted by: Tom at July 17, 2008 1:44 PM

I propose that little boy Kadr be set free ... set free in Afghanistan. Let him go, let him grow, I say. He'll either be atomized in an airstrike when he returns to the Taliban, or he'll end up fertilizing the soil when his former victims get a hold of him. Either way, the ranting coming from the left for the next decade will be well worth the price of admission.

Posted by: Paul at July 17, 2008 1:45 PM


Who is Matthew Good in MG blog?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Good

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/sets/72157594545590538/

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Methew+Good+photo&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title


http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.proguitar.ca/MatthewGood.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.proguitar.ca/matthew_good.htm&h=397&w=403&sz=49&tbnid=eUm_QfNHkeYJ::&tbnh=122&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMethew%2BGood%2Bphoto&hl=en&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=2&ct=image&cd=1

http://www.matthewgood.org/2008/07/complacency-regarding-this-issue-will-not-do/
http://www.proguitar.ca/MatthewGood.jpg

http://www.matthewgood.org/


Posted by: Tom at July 17, 2008 1:45 PM

Tom,

It was a rhetorical question...

Posted by: Warwick at July 17, 2008 2:06 PM

Instead of PURPOSELY murdering the English language "res", and spewing crap on this blog, go shit in your hat. You're fooling no one.

Posted by: Liz J at July 17, 2008 2:09 PM

Warwick, wow, that is truly disturbing. I missed that it was your story. The Tasaroff decision in CA in '74, adopted in I think all states now, created the "duty to protect" standard for pyschiatry as follows:

Duty to Protect, Not Duty to Warn

How is a psychiatrist supposed to protect a victim, rather than just warning a victim?

California Supreme Court: “The discharge of this duty may require the therapist to take one or more of various steps. This, it may call for him to warn the intended victim, to notify the police, or to take whatever steps are reasonably necessary under the circumstances.”

I can't image that Canada hasn't adopted something similar. The psychiatrists I've worked with have never hesitated to phone law enforcement if they perceived a specific threat of harm to others. And, any hint from a pedophile that they may not be able to contain their urges and trust me the parole officer, law enforcement and in one case a school was put on notice.

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 2:21 PM

Let's be constructive about this.

Just because there aren't Matthew Good videos on MUCH, doesn't mean the industry model hasn't shifted to one he has been able to seamlessly adapt to. To my knowledge, there wasn't a video for any of the singles on his last record, Hospital Music, which went #1.

He remains one of Canada's top selling musicians (touring & song sales), and therefore, is among the country's most popular/respected.

Posted by: Chris McCluskey at July 17, 2008 3:00 PM

Geez, there is so much bullcrap being spewed on this subject, I am not sure where to begin.

1. Anything that comes out of the mouth of any guitar player means jack squat.

2. The little terrorist was armed, was engaged in combat and was an unlawful combatant. He deserves whatever punishment comes his way.

3. Res - why do you come here? Everyone here thinks that you are an idiot, a poseur and a jerk off.

4. Our government should not lift one finger to help osama lite.

5. His family did not help him at all with their theater of the absurd.

Message to MG.....looks like yer buddy, Stephen "If I snort a million dollars" Paige could use some help. Stick to what you know dude. Coked out idiots and star struck groupies.

Posted by: kingstonlad at July 17, 2008 3:00 PM

Let's be constructive about this...

Just because there aren't Matthew Good videos on MUCH, doesn't mean the industry model hasn't shifted to one he has been able to seamlessly adapt to. To my knowledge, there wasn't a video for any of the singles on his last record, Hospital Music, which went #1.

He remains one of Canada's top selling musicians (touring & song sales), and therefore, is among the country's most widely popular & respected.

Take it from there.

Posted by: Chris McCluskey at July 17, 2008 3:02 PM

"ACLU windbags"

Yeah, I mean who really needs people to defend fundamental American rights like the Second Amendment?

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 3:19 PM

Chris: As successful as Matthew may be on the music front, please see Kingstonlad's first point just above yours.

Posted by: tower at July 17, 2008 3:21 PM

Let's be even more constructive. Over at Good's site there is an e-mail link to Harper's office. Use it to let PMSH know your thoughts about the little terrorist. I did,thank you MG,maybe we can make sure the rat bastard lives out his days in Cuba.

Posted by: wallyj at July 17, 2008 3:25 PM

The majority of nonMuslim view muslim are idiot

in big picture probably yest to generalize all

Is every reader think my idea is idiot? No
few individual who slander muslim and Islam are
repeatdely say thier opiono about me

how come Mathew good singer suddently got politican of Muslim people he may went to some depresion take some job and leave it to otehr job new job for him is blogs probably

may be his wife tell him to write that down it is not him some idea may be right not all of it.


solution: if Phantum, Free, db, Penny and Et are not repeat thier abusive probably nobody else will complain


my English is issue may yes in some extend
my idea is not clear ? I do not think so.


see muslim view differen than you may think we all are idiot ? try to used to Muslim idea

reduce your hate


why I am hear to say some Muslim view of what nonMuslim slander every single problmes blam to all Muslim and you see we may have share or disagree in our idea

do I care if so many people dislike me?

Not a penny or dime I care about your idea if it is differnet than mine still this is my idea

you must used to change different view not clap for what your group like to see

truth is different that what is may think off

why the hack they keep teenger for trial so long

because he was in war

Khadr father was rich man I heard in one blog

how do you know Khadr's fatehr may be one of big druge dealer or kill civilina for money of them?

why do you think evey body in war zone are come to kill for sake of politic so many people go and take from dead body only their watches to steal

In Afganstena some area are barbarin and poor involve druge

you can not generalize all are bad

in some area in Newyork are vey danger people live bad you can not call all Newyorker are criminal but you can blame mayor of Newyork not do good job though

Canada stay for some years in Afgansten could some one tell each year what they did what improvement form securtiy for health or education tehy had over there

every day Canda stay in war they got lot ofmoney from UN where and how those money spend daily andmontly is any body got that report to public

or they are in Afganztna and hate to built any develpment there because you think all afgani are bad that is not true

seeing one Muslim prison in young aga is nothing new how to handle the case from Canada goverment is under question

Is people who are polite know how to handle the rude bodys

like you grow with differtn culture and suddenly as foster parents some one give one wild child form middle east to help them coop with new canadain culture can very polit culture of English but angry under skin as you can see not able to see comments in differnt handle middle eastern who are emotionaly but may kind if they talk them reasonable

when you attack the country what do you expect to see tehy seat and die they will defend too
every side has their own reason I did attack all afganstn to get osma ben laden do you knwo wher is ben ladn is ?

Pakistain got too many money to made area calm in taht region instead they use money to pay their debt and not pay attention to security of region

how do you know pakistan intentionaly like Afgantan look bad to all public to let USA to pay them billion of money yearly

if Afganten get calm down Paksina may cut from their money of war in area

since US came to region viloence not decrease but it was increase and dead are increased

then Muslim view are differnt thna nonMuslim

US like to have war in evey wher nad not look for solution to stop the war

stop the war and blam war for adult not to teenger and children of war soldures of both sides I donot support any both parties in have war for solution of region expec Pakitan and US army gain credit not human live there
what hack Army of Canda are doing there and what they did? nobody know?

if canada is too naif not able to hold prison of war and in past month lots of them are scape from prison then it is better Canada back home because canada is not able to take teenger soldure such as khadr who born in Canda to take care of him by law how they can take care of people who born in Afgantan can listen to order of Canadian soldure

canadain soldure back home and let us and Paktian and aftanstian handle the war already started. they can not even bring Khader after 6 years to jsutice to know who and why he did taht then canadian can not anlayse date with blogs and not real data

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 3:30 PM

Honestly, I am disgusted by this blog. Who is Matt Good? Yeah...that's a good one...
What the hell is small dead animals? Oh yeah! It's a small time conservative blog that tries to flame anyone that brings up an intellectual opposition to it's rightist beliefs.

Matthew Good is a well established Canadian artist. One of the finest since the 60's and he deserves respect. If you read his blog with any sort of open mind you would understand that he is far more than "just a musician". He has received notice from the likes of the Canadian Globe and Mail and The Hour, to the UK's The Guardian.
...But, oh yeah...none of the people reading this will know what those sources are...they only read this blog...

Posted by: Rob at July 17, 2008 3:45 PM

Hey Rob,

If you wanted your boy to "get respect" you wouldn't quote the most far leftwing, bias A-holes as his supporter.

Have you seen the cartoons in the Guardian depicting jews? At the risk of violating goodwin's law, even Gobbles would be blushing. Nowhere on earth (outside of the muslim world) will you see such viscious hatred against jews.

Also, you don't do yourself any favours bringing up the '60's either.

Go shower hippy! lol.

Posted by: Warwick at July 17, 2008 3:51 PM


Now blogs Methew Good and Small deal animal and thier fans are fighting
in future my prediction is

we need to offer order of Canada to all Canadian soldures and Khadr and his family for take order from US for look for osmba ben laden kill anybody except him

both are killing each other except real danger criminal working in Afgantan before and after ben ladne who attract ben laden in first place to aftangtan because you can free to do any thing drugs stealing money and killing cuting head or hand and all other thing


order of canada will wait like that abortionist few years before Khadr die will give to him and and all sodlure of Canada

and all fans of MG and SDA could you rather than fighting for hear two view different could go to your room and consider Canda hotel Canada and not listen to US made up story of Sep 11

It does not matter who is MG or SDA or may they are nobody to this case they only are competitors of each other
MG may see SDA got more comment got Jelous put something not related to bring his blog number# 1

do not fight
if let canadain all of them fight togeether after topic of Muslim get finish
Peace
thank you

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 4:00 PM

Thank you, Rob, for your no-account rant. Quite amusing.

I know nothing about Mr. Good as a musician. It seems he has some credentials in that department. Good for him. However, such credentials confer no credibility on his opinions about the Khadr case, with which, as you see, most of us here disagree: our right, in case you don't know, as fellow citizens.

And, yes, I'm quite familiar with the G & M (I cancelled my 30 year subscription a little while ago), the CBC, and The Guardian, a socialist propaganda rag. To suggest that we're uninformed idiots is utterly parochial (you may look up the term).

Smarten up.

Posted by: lookout at July 17, 2008 4:04 PM

And I sent you those readers in the last 6 hours, not in the last 48 :-)

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle at July 17, 2008 4:06 PM

This is the blog that says it's permissible to kill endangered species of vermin because they happen to be in your yard. This is the blog that feeds the visceral, irrational side of human nature. This blog adds no new commentary. It offers no new information or even a novel angle on current events.

It simply questions every moderation we have created in our society. It questions "the deal" we have struck with each other as citizens, and it implies, in the spirit of technicality, visceral satisfaction and political division, that the rights of the majority must never be moderated to any small degree to accommodate the rights of the minority or the rights of those in our society who, by majority decision, we have decided must be accommodated because they are not equally privileged.

This blog fundamentally mistakes the spirit of discussion and negotiation which grounds democratic government, and, in doing so, this blog misconceives the character of the institution which is the fountainhead for the rights and the amorphous "way of life" it advocates. That is the pinnacle of political irony. Congratulations on reaching the top.

You must not fail to understand history, governing or constitutional law as a process. The "values" of a present "majority" periodically and predictably become oppressed when the majority "values" are not in good favor. Therefore, the first rule of democracy, government and political blogging is that minority perspectives and rights of dissent are always given careful consideration, and only cautiously and conservatively are they abrogated. If you fail to observe that principle, you fail to be relevant as a political commentator.

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 4:09 PM

Disgusting that almost everyone of these posts has some degrading comment to make about Matthew Good without ever accomplishing anything themselves.
Matthew Good has written songs about our degenerating culture, especially here in North America, while blogging about topics that actually matter.
Unfortunately for you, you've only read the one about Khadr. I don't agree that he should be freed and that everything Matt says is a god sent omen, however, he does have reputable sources and he does make GOOD music, regardless of what you think and negative comments you choose to post that show an intelligence level the size of a mustard seed.
Matthew Good spews verbal diarrhea...re-read this post and this blog, oh and where are your sources?

Posted by: beccasteps at July 17, 2008 4:10 PM

Given his pathetic site stats, I say we start calling Matthew Good "Matthew Just OK".

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle at July 17, 2008 4:10 PM

Matthew Good is a CREEP.

A while back I would have defended him in this type of scenario, but you know what? His whole persona on that blog may not necessarily be a facade, but of what I met of him in reality was a HUGE disappointment. He is a misogynist, and he treated me with perversion. It was downright inappropriate and creepy. So Mr. Good, instead of pretending to care about human rights issues, why don't you stop creeping on young ladies and show us the respect we deserve? Us ladies have enough s$!t to put up with in life when it comes to career and social issues, we don't need our idols getting all perverted on our asses. I know you had a bad divorce and probably feel contempt towards some women, but this is total, utter BS and I will not be quiet about this.

Matt Good, you are now fake to me and I will not support your career again. You wouldn't do the same for me anyway.

Posted by: don't want creeps at July 17, 2008 4:12 PM

"let kill all Muslim in Canada" Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 12:21 PM
A little lucidness in the dark?????

Posted by: FREE at July 17, 2008 4:13 PM

I have never seen so much right wing barf on one screen in my life.

Yay Jeebus

Posted by: Kevin at July 17, 2008 4:14 PM

Matthew Good website is powered by Wordpress..

I am registered at Wordpress but refuse to comment at their blogs.

Wordpress insists they be allowed to place cookies on my computer. I insist on not being dictated to.

Go to hell Wordpress. = TG

Posted by: TG at July 17, 2008 4:15 PM

Rob - two things, we have read Matthew Good's blog with an open mind and have been having, as you've noticed, an open discussion about his post. He put it out there, so it's fair game. Right? Secondly, who cares that he's a musician of whatever stature, it doesn't exempt him from criticism of his political views.

Oh, and as far as "flaming" goes, Matthew Good's regulars have flamed the few well reasoned comments that were in opposition to their lefty views. You didn't notice?

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 4:16 PM

Hey Kate, I think you should post the picture of Omar and his sting of Trophy hands from his time in Afgst.

I don't think he could blame ignorance for that.

Posted by: theredsuit at July 17, 2008 4:17 PM

Tut-tut Rob, get a grip! You may not agree with our political bent but the majority of those who comment here are well read and fully aware of what's going on in this Country and around the world.

Being in a well established music group doesn't give license to deal in or take illicit drugs. He'll have to explain this one, deal with his fellow band members as well, he's let them down.
Perhaps his friends on the political Left which he supports will say he was set-up and jump to his defense.

It's stupidity for entertainers to get involved in political activism as well. He's showing plenty of stupidity. It could be the end of the BNL's.
They could always go into politics. Jack Layton is a bit of a musician himself,I'm sure he'd be happy to have Matt and the boys join his merry band,there's sure be perfect harmony.

Posted by: Liz J at July 17, 2008 4:21 PM

P. Martini

Yes, this blog is so inconsequential that you felt the need to share your views on it.

Kevin

If you feel the need to spew, click "home" and you will be instantly relieved. Unless you've set SDA as your homepage that is. Then click favourites and beware if you have also bookmarked SDA...

Why, if you are so appalled by what you read and are so angered and offended, do you come here?

Does sex to you guys include a gimp suit and a chick with a whip? Are you masochists? Why be here if you hate it?

Buck-up and move on if you can't take dissenting viewpoints not at one with your stale, '60's, granola-munching, Marxist, hippy screeds. Be gone with you then. You will not be missed.

Posted by: Warwick at July 17, 2008 4:24 PM

Wow...this is highly entertaining. I have blogged for years, read blogs for years longer, and I had no idea Good had one.

His response to Kate's post is so ridiculously pompous. The Guardian? Does he live in a cave?

Good can write a sentence, I'll give him that. But his views are conformist liberal-elite. Haiti? That's all you got Matt? And it was a coup for privatization? Really?

Posted by: Tuco at July 17, 2008 4:25 PM

P. Martini - what the heck are you talking about? What blog are you referring to? Kind provide some examples for your specious and empty generalizations.

And I mean every sentence - your entire post, each sentence, is a vapid ungrounded generalization. How about some facts, please.

What 'endangered vermin'? What lack of 'new' information (and why should information be 'new'?)
What 'deal' we have struck with each other as citizens? What blather about majority and minority?

You sound like a hapless hopeless undergrad, trapped in the empty vapid rhetoric of a first year class. For heaven's sake...take a course in critical thinking and get out of the foggy trap of pompous empty words.

beccasteps - I don't care that Matthew Good has written songs. So what? That doesn't mean the content of those songs have any validity as political analyses, it doesn't mean that his views are based on actual hard data and analysis. Therefore- so what? He's free to express his opinion. Others are free to critique it. So?


Posted by: ET at July 17, 2008 4:32 PM

P. Martini, what poppycock. Your "paper" would be returned, for dense and flippant verbiage, minus any attempt at chapter and verse. (Look that up if the term is unfamiliar.)

BTW, after digging into the pile of pretentious manure you produced, I see you're quite wrong about the majority: both Charter jurisprudence and HRC travesties have made clear that the majority, versus minority groups, is considered altogether fair—and the main—game for discrimination and punishment in this country. That you're quite ignorant of the facts of the matter in late 20th and 21st century Canada makes it clear that you're out of your depth here.

I suggest you go back to the very shallow end of the blogoshere, where your false, knee-jerk assertions will be perceived as worthwhile. You can't fool us here.

Posted by: lookout at July 17, 2008 4:35 PM

P. Martini: FYI, gophers are not endangered.

Posted by: Soccermom at July 17, 2008 4:44 PM

ET wrote:

I may be hapless, hopeless, empty, vapid, specious and ungrounded, but you're too funny. I'm not going to explain to you how, conceptually, "majority" and "minority" relate to constitutional law or government. If it isn't immediately obvious to you that there are majorities and minorities (e.g., those who stand accused of crimes, whom you cannot simply kill because you don't like how they look at you) in democracies, no amount of explanation will resolve your problems understanding.

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 4:44 PM

suggestion for stop the war among blogs:

I really like after war in middle east to get stop with real solution not monkey job today

the month of july is almost finish at the end of month of August we are watching
who is number 2 the most political blog in canada?

competition is good
who can talk more reason and explain problmes in canada and got respond better is go to rank

stop illegal competition and made ethic competition then
i got this from

http://ezralevant.com/2008/07/were-number-four.html
then later public tell each blogs good to focue in this problmes more or less to balance their job not keep repeating one story similar in all otehr blog with no value added to that

---
http://rjjago.wordpress.com/2008/06/30/canadas-top-25-political-blogs-july/

The picture above is of a Vancouver sunset. I’ll be departing my native town for Toronto this Saturday. Here are the July rankings for Canada’s Top 25 Political Blogs. For the explainer - click on the ‘Top 25 Blogs’ link above. I’ve changed the graphics - again - but I’ll stick to this style for the next year. Promise.Thanks to all the blogs that linked here in the last month - including most of the ones on this list, as well Hotair.com, SmallDeadAnimals.com, Steynian, Dr. Dawg (kinda), CanadianCynic, Webelf, Blazing Cat Fur, Five Feet of Fury, and Covenant Zone. The detailed list will be back late tonight tomorrow night. Need to fix it. My bad for not triple checking. The order of blogs is fine, but I forgot to update the Alexa numbers in this post. Here’s the precis:

1.SteynonLine.com
2.MatthewGood.com
3.Daimnation
4.EzraLevant.com
5.SmallDeadAnimals
6.Genxat40
7.CanadianCynic
8.AbandonedStuff
9.GarthTurnerUnedited
10.FiveFeetofFury
11.SteveJanke.com
12.GhostofaFlea
13.The Shotgun Blog
14.Bene Diction Blog
15.Big City Lib
16.Steynian
17.Red Tory
18.The Galloping Beaver
19.JayCurrie
20.DavidAkinontheHill
21.RightGirl
22.ActionDinosaur
23.AprilReign
24.WarrenKinsella
25.Dawg’sBlog

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 4:53 PM

"Matthew Good is a well established Canadian artist. One of the finest since the 60's and he deserves respect."

That's your opinion. Another more realistic opinion, based on his career trajectory, might be that he's a miserable person and a failed singer/songwriter, who has morphed into a failed blogger, because of his vapid and irrational left wing rants.

This being the case, he deserves mocking, not respect.

Posted by: irwin daisy at July 17, 2008 4:57 PM

Thanks, soccermom.

But I fear that "defendants with constitutional rights" may be a species which is endangered.

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 4:58 PM

ET;

Well if your going to bring up the subject of critical thinking and "pompous empty words", than I suggest you read some of the comments on this page and redirect that comment elsewhere.
All I'm saying is there is no need to slander someone based on false opinions and facts.

Oh and what the H does the lead singer from BNL have to do with anything anyways? Who's critical thinking skills were lacking there?

As well as the past in regards to shoe throwing at Buffallo Days, yeah, us Reginians sure do know how to let go of the past, we also think that because someone is a musician that they don't have anything of value to say, either. Well, applause to open-mindedness. I'm happy to say that Saskatchewan is lagging in moving forward...no wonder were one of the last provinces going forward.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Yourself included. I just think that if people are going to critique others viewpoints, they do so in ways that are tactful, factual, and tasteful. I like engaging in intelligent discourse, not intelligence that is the size of a mustard seed.

Posted by: beccasteps at July 17, 2008 4:59 PM

Small Dead Animals?

An apt description of the right-wing conservative movement. Sums it up nicely.


So once you drop the pathetic ad-hominem attacks on Mr. Good, perhaps you might consider debating him on say, The Hour, on the merits of the case.

LOL, idealogues like yourselfs always fail to see that your very own words are your worst enemies.

But you certainly are good for a laugh.

Posted by: Raoul Duke at July 17, 2008 5:02 PM

P. Martini, your response to ET is weasel words, pure and simple. You're not giving chapter and verse, I suspect, because you don't know the facts.

If I'm wrong, prove it: pretentious generalizations just don't cut it. (Even kids in grade three know that they need to provide examples and explanations when expressing an opinion.)

Posted by: lookout at July 17, 2008 5:02 PM

And, lookout:

Charter rights may not be overridden by majority will. That's the point of the Charter. Even if the defendants are "vermin" they have constitutional rights to a fair process to determine their guilt or innocence.

SDA wrote:

"So yes, Mr. Good - kill them all. Kill every last one of the wretched vermin and do it before they breed."

You can't do that. A criminal defendant may not be punished without constitutional due process. Your blogger's suggestion is not only morally repugnant for me (maybe not for you, and that's fine), but it's clearly unconstitutional.

By the way, I'm not a liberal. I just like constitutions.

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 5:07 PM

I agree with P. Martini while I am Muslim not like his name Martini remind me a alcholic drink

in Canadian some group come and lable you and when you defend they got more offensive with you
while by law you have right to defend yourself
if you Khadr if he is muslim and like to defend himself fro his right and amount guilt he has

becuse he is muslim must talk and act differnet
in some part of canada even if you defend yourself they hate more and put more people jump on you sudddenly

some people can not see black president for only anlyss his talk but also his colur or he may born outside of US or he may be Muslim Obma is issue for thwem more than to anlay is he smart enough to be presidnet or not

basiclaly this is call bulliness that if some one say opinoion otehr party must be open minded but suddnly they facing few people come and abusively not like to hear you at all because they are not really rspect free speech they only like they talk and when they see differnt view they hate it by their heart and start use abusive words to get them out

even in parlemena we have opposition to see different view nothing wrong with it and you cna not expect eveybody like you butyou can not cut all people who not like your view out of way

so many of htem are not know meaning of freedom border and limit of what they are talking about

tehy just hate the guy for any reason with no trail only becuase he is muslim

may be in future govment of canada stop bring any Muslim in canda and ask them in immigration pepare if you are Muslim do not come to canada because we hate you all and fire you all if you talk

I never went to Mathew good blogs before
it lack of simple but not attract audience to the blogs for some reason

we are racing who is best blogs in anlys problmes on Aug 2008 while none of you are muslim I do not care who is win or loose I just want people talk more make sense not emotional of talking Muslim in abulute guilty all them time

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 5:08 PM

beccasteps- My comments about 'pompous empty words' are not 'slander'. Kindly look up the meaning of the word.

They are conclusions based on reading P. Martini's comments. What 'false opinions and facts' are you referring to? His post had no facts. And most certainly, I think that false opinions ought to be critiqued.

What lead singer? I certainly never mentioned one.
What shoe throwing? I never heard of such.

Again, kindly use correct words. Critiquing someone is NOT slander. Look up the word. And what the heck does a'tasteful' critique look like?

Oh- and the metaphor of a mustard seed is old. And tasteless. If you want to insult someone, try again. Wait- didn't you say that you didn't want to engage in non-tactful, tasteless discourse?

P. Martini- no, you are going to have to provide factual data to substantiate your specious and empty words. You see, words that reference everything, such as 'beauty' or 'goodness' are called 'universals'. And 'universals' are, in themselves, without meaning. You have to put them into a context. That includes flinging such terms around as 'majority' and 'minority'. What do they mean in the context of this discussion?

The problem is - as others have pointed out as well - your vapid generalizions have no meaning. Provide some context; be specific; ground those generalities in particulars...And don't fob off this task onto the reader. It's up to you to make us understand what you mean.

Posted by: ET at July 17, 2008 5:14 PM

Res, speak English, for crying out loud. As for the fellow travelers visiting the site: Go home; grow up.

Posted by: iowavette at July 17, 2008 5:16 PM

"So once you drop the pathetic ad-hominem attacks on Mr. Good, perhaps you might consider debating him on say, The Hour, on the merits of the case."

Mr Good is not interested in debating. I wrote a long reasoned rebuttal to his essay, which did not get published, as his comment's are 'moderated'. He is a typical deluded knee-jerk bleeding heart liberal who sees Omar Khadr the victim here instead of the dead US soldier. Moreover, he feels self-righteous and superior in his opinions, and therefore assumes the right to delete contrary points of view. Debate? What debate? The ethics are 'settled' !

Posted by: teejay at July 17, 2008 5:18 PM

P. Martini writes, "But I fear that 'defendants with constitutional rights' may be a species which is endangered".

Hey, PM, I agree with you on that one! But do you have a clue what you're talking about?

Essay assignment: With reference to Human Rights [sic] Commissions in Canada over the last two decades, explain how majorities in Canada (in your own words, 'defendants with constitutional rights') have been discriminated against without due process. With reference to at least ten specific cases, be sure to include details about the HRCs' habitual lack of due process, as well as the draconian and potentially ruinous sanctions meted out to targeted, law abiding Canadians by unqualified adjudicators.

This thread will be up for a few more days, so you have plenty of time to comply.

I'm glad to see we're in agreement on this one and am looking forward to your post!

Posted by: lookout at July 17, 2008 5:19 PM

"based on his career trajectory, might be that he's a miserable person and a failed singer/songwriter, who has morphed into a failed blogger, because of his vapid and irrational left wing rants."

So your entire critique of Matt Good's position on this is an ad hominem attack?

Can't argue the facts, so you attack the character of the person your pretending to debate.

Speaking of miserable, I believe you're self-reflecting.
Your words betray you.

Posted by: Raoul Duke at July 17, 2008 5:25 PM

Hands up, how many SDA regulars have logged onto Matthew Good's site to say "ZOMG!!!1!!11 Don't be so mean to Kate. She's da bomb!"

I hear crickets chirping. That many, eh?

It's nice to know that Matthew has little girls that'll come over here tell us how mean we are. I'm sure it makes him feel loved.

Posted by: molarmauler at July 17, 2008 5:26 PM

Defendants are a minority in Western. That's why they have constitutionally-guaranteed rights. Your question makes no sense. Fundamental rights are not there to protect the majority which can protect itself by voting in a democratic system. The fundamental rights are there to protect the minorities, like defendants, like Khadr.

The rationalization for not allowing majorities to take away those rights is that history shows that minorities become majorities. Therefore, a majority at one time in history may not oppress a minority on certain basic rights (which are in the Charter and the US constitution Amendments 1-10 for example) any more than the former majority would suffer being oppressed by the former minority. I expect you will have some wise reply to this, because it is not simple, but your question really mistakes the basic concepts.

I'm not here to educate you on Western government. This will be my last post, as you have clearly demonstrated that you do not understand even the basic concepts.

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 5:31 PM

I've just read P. Martini's 5:07 post which responds to me: "And, lookout:

“Charter rights may not be overridden by majority will. That's the point of the Charter. Even if the defendants are 'vermin' they have constitutional rights to a fair process to determine their guilt or innocence.” (Moot in the Khadr situation but . . .)

Great! PM does agree with me about constitutional rights—I’m sure even for the majority, if theirs are being denied—and will, I'm sure, look forward to a new, non parochial take on this viewpoint, which my essay assignment will provide.

(Actually, I won't mind at all if [s]he submits a first draft: just like her/him, lots of us here are very concerned that "[e]ven if the defendants are 'vermin' they have constitutional rights to a fair process to determine their guilt or innocence". If this person needs assistance in using the context of Canada's HRCs and specific details to explain this principle, there are many here who'd be glad to give a hand at the editing stage.)

Happy researching and writing, P. Martini!

Posted by: lookout at July 17, 2008 5:37 PM

"Mr Good is not interested in debating"

That's quite the assumption, have you asked, because I just did, and he's game anytime you are.

So what do you say? Debate on?

Ethics? Please, it's a blog, not a University classroom son. Reasoned? Um, I've read your posts here, this must be a new tactic for you. Was it anything like "He is a typical deluded knee-jerk bleeding heart liberal" or "he feels self-righteous and superior in his opinions, and therefore assumes the right..."

Yeah, you sound perfectly reasoned in your juvenile ad hominem attacks there. And speaking of assumptions, you seem to be chalk full of them.

Cry me a river, you were moderated. Boo-f*cking-hoo. Baby want a blanky?

LOL

Posted by: Raoul Duke at July 17, 2008 5:38 PM

Matthew Good: Born Loser

"For years the prospect of going to my parent’s place was a dreadful one..."

"...The point is that I had always felt uneasy going to their home."

How is it that when one isn't even comfortable with their place within their own family, they still feel (highly) qualified to preach to the rest of us about world affairs, international law, inter-personal relationships and moral self-righteousnes?

Such people are incapable of introspection.

Posted by: NoGuff at July 17, 2008 5:39 PM

P. Martini - if you are referring...A criminal defendant may not be punished without constitutional due process...to Khadr, a couple very relevant points: he's an unlawful combatant charged with murder, captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan by US forces, consequently, he is NOT a US citizen covered under our Constituition. He isn't entitled to our civilian courts. He has no habeas corpus rights which would be ridiculous as applied to the military. That hasn't changed since WWII and before. We never tried Nazis in our civilian courts. That would have been ridiculous. Secondly, he is NOT entitled to GC rules either as he was acting as stateless terrorist without an identifying uniform. Makes sense to me. When you try to blend in with civilians as a ploy you lose the protection of the GC. Any of this make sense to you so far?

My post at 11:52 reviews his crimes and his victim. It might be worth that little effort on your part to get there and view some facts.

He will be tried in October. Personally, he ought to be shot if found guilty. Re-read his crime. In many cultures 15 year olds are fathers, married and in the work force. At 15 one certainly understands warfare, murder and consequences. The terrorists recruit in and below that age group. They don't get a pass when they are doing diabolical things.

So, that's the topic, but, maybe that's not what you and Good's disciples drifted over to debate. So, go for it.

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 5:42 PM

NOGUFF

Cherry picking anyone? You missed a few words, so I thought I'd give the reader a complete picture, to clear things up and of course, correct you

"For years the prospect of going to my parent’s place was a dreadful one. When I was married my ex-wife was never fond of the idea, often planting ideas in my head that all my family wanted was money for something."


See the difference a few words can make

So, you were saying?

Posted by: Mr Gonzo at July 17, 2008 5:51 PM

Mr. Martini (and others from Good's blog)- this is a large site, so I'll forgive you for your inattention. Unlike Matthew Good, I offer my readers my sitemeter stats publicly. While it's not perfect (it undercounts by about 20 - 30%), it will indicate that the average weekday here, in the low-point of summer, generates about 10,000 visits. Mr. Good's linkage went completely unregistered. Don't take my word for it -

http://www.sitemeter.com/?a=stats&s=s17smalldeadanimals&r=5

Also, on the left side of the blog, is the SDA reader occupation survey. I suggest you read it.

Your bigotry in assuming that because I am from Saskatchewan, that this blog is read by undereducated rural prairie backwoods bumpkins is about to receive a rude rebuttal.

You are quite frankly, a complete and utter idiot, as is Mr. Good.


Posted by: Kate at July 17, 2008 5:52 PM

While a fan of Matt's music, I find his blog harder and harder to stomach as the years go by.

I don't think personal attacks are necessary and I don't think most people that have posted in this thread have an accurate picture of who he is, he is not your average musician. Groupies and drug abuse are not his thing, more like tea and reading. He is intelligent and articulate, but I happen to disagree strongly with a fair bit of what he writes.

Posted by: Chris K at July 17, 2008 5:54 PM

minority and majority is all depend on what topic and subject we are talking about

in North America ( Canada and USA ) in total of Muslim live they are only may 10 million population in total I bleive we have or may 800 million to 1 billion in north AMerica

population of Muslim is like 1% here
then Muslim are minority

in world of more than 5 bilion and Muslim poluation of 1 billion we are 1/5 of population afer chrisitinay are second highest number third are hindu or Budism


in Muslim country like Afganstina and middle east the population ofMuslim are 95%


now it is sometime you go to France and you talk Englihs and nobody know what you are talking about or my case is live example
communication sometimes lost in eco and back to you and nobody hear it correctly

while some people think minority are give more constitution law for them in most case nobdy help them again in constitution and judge again those people who are Muslim are refused to give right to miniroty too teh exampel is why Khadr trial take so long it proof justice sysme even hrc is not value real huamn right only human right they like not to internationla human right as well

plus in canada the people are not used to hear otehr opionion they act so bad abusive if some one say differnt too even cut the talk to not even hear it what we are talking about

and even if some white english are not l ike thei idea as you can see both blogs ar talk togethe are also not welcome their view

again Methew good can say his opion but the way he startt to talke about SDA is more to sachwan or they are more villagi or small place or they are woman talk also not polite way to referce his opion as well in fairness of judging him he could talk his opion not necessary to abuse teh locatio of sda where they come form was relvent to issue of Khader in general but on otehr hand the small place like country side and sakstwan and New browick are not facing so many minority not like them nd not like multiculture in general I think becuase they are not see them and not welcome them may be
some times you must yield two times and talk so much to hear you out loud they may pay attention this area is also changing in future we hope

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 5:55 PM

The Hour?

Could it be that we have a generation of youngsters who think this is the epitome of intellectual discourse in this country?

Lyrics from the Matt Good song I cited much earlier:

Flashdance II

She was a dancer I was out work
She had a law degree, I used to be a clerk
She takes her clothes off for the Japanese
I take my clothes off whenever it suits me
Barely living, but I'm living large
Well it ain't the ending that I fear
So lets go downtown
And walk around til you feel like the walls are caving in
You could sail beside the world tonight
They were taken, and they would ruin you
You could sell us every words tonight
She had a name like April Spring
But her mother called her Judy
She takes her clothes off for the Japanese
She says they're nicer than most would be
Barely living, but we're living large
Well ain't the middle that I fear
Put in the ground
And wait arund til you feel like the walls are caving in
you could sail beside the world tonight
And they were taken
And they would ruin you
Well her hate is still prettier in person
Prettier than words now, prettier than, prettier than me
You could sail beside the world tonight
You're turning into the biggest it all gets
And my head is so light
You're turning into the biggest it all gets
And my head is so light, so, so light
You could sail beside the world tonight
And they were taken, and they would ruin you
Well her hate is prettier in person
Prettier than words now, prettier than me...

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at July 17, 2008 5:57 PM

Penny:

We can agree to disagree. I was originally making a general characterization of this blog. I was inspired principally by the original post which argued that Khadr should be killed. I may not object to the penalty, but I do find it tasteless in general and degrading to our system of law (and ultimately unhelpful in protecting our way of life) to spout such venom without qualifying it by recognizing that the penalty, if it is applied, will have been applied fairly and consistent with the law. The original post played more to xenophobia than reason and objectivity.


As far as habeas corpus, you might have to update yourself or explain to me why the decision doesn't matter, if you are better informed than I am (I won't be checking back): Boumediene v. Bush

And, there is no shortage of disagreement on the application of the Geneva Convention either.

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 6:00 PM

I see the Retard Brigade showed up. Hi, retards!

Just so we are all clear about Wee Omar's rights here:
-he was captured in Afghanistan where he is not a citizen,
-by the Americans,
-in a war,
-after killing an American soldier under a false flag of surrender,
-and he's not a soldier for any country.

Add that up, he has no rights. He pissed them away. The Americans have no compelling reason not to send his little self back to Afghanistan and let the Afghans deal with him. After all, its their country he was doing war against, they should get a crack at him don't you think?

Or would you rather he be repatriated and released in Toronto because he's under age, and go to school with YOUR kid? Hmmn? Same classroom with Johnny and Janie Average in Etobicoke?

Sounds great! Good plan, lets write those letters!

Posted by: The Phantom at July 17, 2008 6:06 PM

I'm starting to wonder if P. Martini is Matthew Good's ghostwriter.
I'm going back to read the 12 screen rebuttal to Kate to look for similarities in style.

Posted by: MolarMauler at July 17, 2008 6:10 PM

Just for the record. No.

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 6:12 PM

"It simply questions every moderation we have created in our society. It questions "the deal" we have struck with each other as citizens...,"

This pretty much describes the moral relativity of the left. No right or wrong. No absolutes of morality.

Just 'root causes','social responsibilities' and a thousand and one other excuses for anti-social and criminal behaviors.

"Matthew Good has written songs about our degenerating culture, especially here in North America."

Written about? Hell, he embodies our degenerating culture. No need to embellish or reinforce it by 'writing' about it.

Posted by: NoGuff at July 17, 2008 6:16 PM

I think that Matt Good is a very talented person. And i also believe that in Canada we should be allowed to speak our minds and not be attacked verbally. Matt is a wominizer. He is perverted. He did get screwed in a divorce. He likes to lure women on the internet. It does not make him any less of a canadian citizen. Just because you don't agree on some of his comments, does not make you look like the better person by verbally attacking him.
He made a valid point, Kate you made a valid point. Be done with it!
This is such a waste of everyone's energy and time.
Focus it on something useful, instead of typing DO SOMETHING. You are all jsut as guilty, and if typing makes you feel better about the world then that's your vice.

Posted by: Becki at July 17, 2008 6:20 PM

With friends like Becki...

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle at July 17, 2008 6:23 PM

Is this wedding party for Matthew Good &
SDA to solve their views

Posted by: Tim at July 17, 2008 6:25 PM

With friends like becki what?????????????????
Expalin

Posted by: isolde at July 17, 2008 6:29 PM

Liz J: "Being in a well established music group doesn't give license to deal in or take illicit drugs. He'll have to explain this one, deal with his fellow band members as well, he's let them down.
Perhaps his friends on the political Left which he supports will say he was set-up and jump to his defense."

Excuse me? Did you just spew out the first thing that came to your mind? Perhaps something that you feel strongly about? Or did you get sidetracked by the news about BNL which Matt Good and his blog have NOTHING to do with?

The reason why you have actual fans of Matt Good coming to this site to "flame" is due to the writer of this blog discrediting Mr. Good for no apparent reason. Whether you like his music or his political views or not, Matt did not attack "smalldeadanimals". I believe this blog was simply referenced in his and you all jumped the gun and decided to be cheeky and ask "Who is Matt Good?". I strongly believe that if the writer of this blog had simply decided to say "According to Matthew Good..." and reference in proper fashion that you would not have the online firefight between blogs that is currently occuring.

Posted by: Rob at July 17, 2008 6:36 PM

Exactly what he said

Posted by: Lulu at July 17, 2008 6:39 PM

P Martini - I think Kate's post was more general that "killing" Khadr. She linked her "kill them all" statement to the wikipedia page on Al Qaeda. I can't agree more.

"Killing" Khadr is really a silly and inflammatory way of framing the issues here. Let me ask you a question, every night somewhere with their night scopes US and Canadian soldiers most assuredly spot teenage terrorists setting up IED's on the roads to maim and murder, do you think before they pull the trigger that they should do an age check? Can Israelis shoot a 12 year old with a suicide belt lunging toward a school?

Habeas corpus in a civilian trial is basically show us the body or the preponderance of circumstantial evidence that there is one, it makes sense until you put that in a warfare paradigm on a battlefield. Does that make sense to you?

Out of curiosity, how old are you? Just to get a sense of where you are coming from.

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 6:39 PM

Now your attacking his lyrics, from a B-side single, that was released as a throw-away to make his record company happy.

LOL, desperate much?

BTW, how many awards has this blog been nominated for?

Posted by: Mr Gonzo at July 17, 2008 6:43 PM

We need to call firefighters to come to scene!

we can clap now becaue more topic of muslim is not any more top issue in blogs now the story is change this is exactly we try to say when they arrest the khadr story chnage from major evidence agains him to minor evidenc he is muslim still all evidnce afte all long time can be change who can trust after sep 11 the evidence againt Khadr is not made up story too!

figt among blogs is more fun to watch and entertain too Muslim and Khadr is now watching you all he still teenger and young may learn from you in west socity how to never fight ever again! really

Kathy Sheidle previous candidiate for presidency of USA is always is peas to all soap to stir

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 6:43 PM

Kate writes:
"You are quite frankly, a complete and utter idiot, as is Mr. Good."

^Case in point. While Matthew Good maintains his integrity by not using childish fodder to defend himself, Kate decides to defend her blog and all of her province by sticking out her tongue and saying "nanananabooboo!"

Posted by: Rob at July 17, 2008 6:43 PM

"Cherry picking anyone? You missed a few words, so I thought I'd give the reader a complete picture, to clear things up and of course, correct you"

"For years the prospect of going to my parent’s place was a dreadful one. When I was married my ex-wife was never fond of the idea, often planting ideas in my head that all my family wanted was money for something."

Oh, that's better. Obviously I misunderstood Mr. Good. So he's not a child-like narcissist with poor inter-personal skills and who is easily manipulated by others.

I'm relieved.

Posted by: NoGuff at July 17, 2008 6:46 PM

Like I said before...
Who is Matthew Good?

Posted by: Paul at July 17, 2008 6:50 PM

ET:

WOW
I was citing examples from other commentators. Not you yourself. Guess you didn't look at what anyone else wrote from your own team. Funny that you assume I would only ATTACK you yourself. And why would I need to use a dictionary when nothing you initially said is found in a dictionary, unless I'm supposed to be psychic and read between the lines of everything you say. Sorry, I have much better things to do with my time.
Again I say WOW.
The mustard seed example was the only tasteful thing I could think of using considering other commentators lack of consideration.
As for critiquing and everything else you brought up in a futile attempt to discredit my opinion, I could care less, I just came to this site to see what it was all about and whether or not Mr. Good's opinion of your site was valid...and I wasn't missing out on anything.
Have a super great day!

Posted by: beccasteps at July 17, 2008 6:55 PM

O.K. Penny, I've checked back because you have acted reasonably in disagreeing with me, and I thank you for so doing. I don't mind being disagreed with.

I never made any point about the age. I didn't say I would object to that penalty.

I know what habeas corpus is. Apparently it applies to the detainees. Let's not get into the Geneva Convention because that is no less contentious. As long as the US is holding people like Khadr in Cuba (without any protection or criminal charge which, now, law requires and, again, setting aside arguments on the Geneva Convention on their detention and torture), advocating that they "all" be killed summarily and linking to a class of people (al Qaeda) which they have not been charged formally to be, is quite troubling. Can I not object to THAT? THAT is what I objected to WAY back in my first post.

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 6:56 PM

with friends like becki.....

Who needs a pet fish?
Why wake up in the morning?
Makes the age old argument of chicken or the egg seem like doctoral dissertation?

http://siteanalytics.compete.com/smalldeadanimals.com+matthewgood.org/?metric=uv
Kate seems to be ahead.

Posted by: Jay at July 17, 2008 7:01 PM

I went and I saw Methew Good site and I saw he start writing about SDA

and SDA get sensitive when Methew Good wrote aobut him then it proof while you are bloger also not happy if some one write something you may sound not true about you and like to defned your side

this exactly when you wrote about Muslim they angry and like to say teh view is wrong too

how we can anlsis who can wrote aobut other person and how to say to get the credicts without get angry you do not need to say your view with insulting each other but this is happbit they learn from socity in Canada they are good unles they are not talk about hem as soon as some one said about them tehy can not handle it while they are daily talk about others may right or wrong as well


if you pulling the strings say I am the best and otehr say I am the best that is up to public saying who is the best and waht you write about yourself is based on your conscience and morality too

it means some people may right about some issue not all the issue they say is true or correct

if you are a boss and you have people below you are not know how do you order and direct socity by put dow people who not know or by kindly point point to listen to your view

Good is more artisit and more to heart and SDA is more policitic and see it by different views
eyes can see the same thing different and anlysis two views over it

I have nothing else to say to this topicss any more do not fight who is the bes blog to bring recent news explain good and bad opinion and negetive and positive view over every thing

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 7:10 PM

While Everyone is entitled to their own opinion However, you may want to research what someone is all about before you start what simply seems like name calling. I am certain that you may be an intelligent writer but Matt Good is entitled to his opinion as are you to yours but ensure they are well informed before post something about the guy you are trying to insult.

Posted by: Angela at July 17, 2008 7:17 PM

While Everyone is entitled to their own opinion However, you may want to research what someone is all about before you start what simply seems like name calling. I am certain that you may be an intelligent writer but Matt Good is entitled to his opinion as are you to yours but ensure they are well informed before post something about the guy you are trying to insult.

Posted by: Angela at July 17, 2008 7:18 PM

Becki -

We would never have known that Matthew is a perverted internet luring womanizer who got screwed in a divorce until you brought it up. And, trust me, anything we said about Matt pales in comparison to your revelations.

Any chance you and "don't want creeps" spilling her beans on Matt at 4:12 are one and the same? - OR - you wouldn't be one of Matt Good's disciples gaming the crowd here?

Fess up, it's just too perfectly Jerry Springer to be real.

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 7:19 PM

Wait a minute....you mean Matthew Good's song "Time Bomb" wasn't about Khadr?

Posted by: finn at July 17, 2008 7:22 PM

"...So yes, Mr. Good - kill them all. Kill every last one of the wretched vermin and do it before they breed..."

Dear Kate

Are you single? If so when and where can we get married. I don't think I'm going to meet another gal quite like you! :P


Regards

Fred

Posted by: FredAGunter at July 17, 2008 7:26 PM

I'm glad that you're writing this blog as an effort to stand up for yourself and your beliefs, but your overall negativity and attacking people for not agreeing with you is uncomfortably characteristic of Republican reflex for my liking.

If nothing else, as adults, can we not harbour an open dialogue and accept people's opinions for what they are? This entry and it's comments is exactly the sort of exchange I'd expect from the sorts that begin and encourage the conflicts overseas that affect us all.

Posted by: Bobby at July 17, 2008 7:35 PM

Bobby wrote : "If nothing else, as adults, can we not harbour an open dialogue and accept people's opinions for what they are? This entry and it's comments is exactly the sort of exchange I'd expect from the sorts that begin and encourage the conflicts overseas that affect us all."

Shut up Bobby, I bet you're the type of Metrosexual that wears a Ponytail;)

Posted by: Blazingcatfur at July 17, 2008 7:42 PM

Gawd, the Retard Brigade is even more incoherent than Matty Good.

Amazing. Didn't think that was possible.

BTW Angela, I usually default straight to the name calling with you lot. Logic, facts, you don't care. Waste of time arguing with you.

Posted by: The Phantom at July 17, 2008 7:49 PM

The lives of 1000 pseudo-Canadian Jihadists like
Kadr are not worth the life of one Christopher James Speer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_J._Speer

Let the b*stard rot in Gitmo forever.

Posted by: FredAGunter at July 17, 2008 7:50 PM

Hello all,

I would like to begin by stating that I am in disbelief over the level of intelligence and maturity within some of the replies here. I would expect that, on a seemingly political blog such as this one, I would expect the majority of the comments to be of the constructive nature. Obviously, I am wrong, as the majority are merely destructive, flaming, and downright insulting.

That being said, I'm a little concerned for humanity. Khadr was 15 years old. He had been brought up in a certain manner and was trained to kill. While I don't agree in any way, shape or form with war and murder, he was indeed a child soldier at the time. The only reason there is any argument against this is that people, instead of making up their minds themselves, believe what Mr. Bush has said and think he's some sort of mass murdering psycho-bitch. He's not.

Had the situation been handled accordingly, there was a chance that this child could have been saved. There is a chance he could have become a positively contributing member of our society, and could have atoned for the wrongs he was brainwashed into doing.

Instead this, the poor child was imprisoned, interrogated and tortured. If you condone this upon anyone, man or child, then you are no better then the terrorist you are so firmly entrenched upon fighting and stopping. Just because they do it, it doesn't mean it is right for us to do it to them. This "eye for an eye" concept is an extremely primitive one, and one I had hoped we had grown past. Obviously, I am more then wrong.

It is unfortunate that now this young mans life has been ruined to the point that he most probably will never be well adjusted. He will forever hate us for what we have done to him. It does not matter whether he is Canadian or not, condoning this suffering upon him (or anyone!) is inherently evil.

It's obvious that Mr. Good has been insulted slandered within both the article presented and the comments posted. Mr. Good's blog, at the very least, includes constructive posts, as oppose to the unintelligent, destructive post written here.

Posted by: Maximilien Schirm at July 17, 2008 7:55 PM

Mr Good's blog provided a handy link to the PM's office.

I used to suggest that boy Omar be handed back to the Afghan Government.

According to Geneva since Omar was not wearing a uniform the US would have been justified in executing him in the field.

Posted by: DDT at July 17, 2008 8:01 PM


Too little too late, Angela and Bobby.

I think it was Matthew Good who originally said about this site, "Well, if you’re a Conservative mouthpiece from rural Saskatchewan that [sic] adorns their [sic] blog with the picture of a deal [sic] animal, it makes us noble allies in a xenophobic war against a religion of evil. If you’re a rational and compassionate human being that [sic] has the ability to view the complexities and personal history of Khadr’s situation, one that [sic] isn’t some back woods [sic] xenophobe and has grown up in a highly diverse multicultural area, it makes you sick to your stomach."

Gee, I'm not from Saskatchewan and I grew up in "a highly diverse multicultural area", but I'm with—not following, but with—Kate on this.

Bobby: "If nothing else, as adults, can we not harbour [sic] an open dialogue and accept people's opinions for what they are? [Some opinions are ignorant and indefensible and need challenging, Bobby. Yup, I accept such opinions for what they are—and disagree.] This entry and it's [sic] comments is [sic] exactly the sort of exchange I'd expect from the sorts [?] that [sic] begin and encourage the conflicts overseas that affect us all." Whew, for a person who infers he's the irenic sort, these are fighting words!

Notice, too, the large number of [sic]s in the prose of Matthew and his defenders, which indicate, at the least, an error in grammar—and this from the non xenophobic, more advanced (apparently) multiculturalists!

Perhaps some people need to practise what they preach.

Posted by: lookout at July 17, 2008 8:03 PM

Kate: your "Self described blogging behemoth Matt Good" link has extra double quotes at the end.

It's a good read. In it Matt Good sez

a) his blog has been "highlighted by The Guardian," about which any sensible person would keep quiet.
b) he "received dozens of interview requests, with the Globe & Mail" (!) and similarly seems to think it some kind of feather in the cap.

Anyway, enough of that. The rest is so deep-end loony-left it would make Robert Fisk blush.

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at July 17, 2008 8:10 PM

Maximilien Schirm Khadr is not a victim, he went to Afghanistan to fight for Allah. He fought for the Taliban, his mission to spread Wahhabi Islam by using violence. The Taliban raped women and then told them if they didn't become suicide bombers they'd be stoned to death because they were immoral. The Taliban sell little boys to grown men to take into battle as sex slaves. The Taliban condones selling young girls for profit (not the prophet Allah) as young as six to smelly vile men and they call it a MARRAGE. I could list a hundred things the Taliban stood and stand for, he fought and used violence to spread Wahhabi Islam against moderate Afghani Muslims. His ideology was forced on the people of Afghanistan by using violence and death. He is not a victim, he's a vile evil 21 year old adult. The moment he landed on Afghanistan's soil he became an enemy combatant. He isn't entitled to any rights period, when he decided to fight with our enemy he made his choice. He may be legally Canadian but he's using his citizenship as a propaganda tool for pity. I do not pity him, Canada needs to enact legislation that clearly defines that individuals such as Khadr are no longer entitled to Canadian Citizenship once they land of foreign soil to fight for what ever cause. He's a traitor, period.

He has no legal rights as a enemy combatant that I'm aware of.

Posted by: Rose at July 17, 2008 8:15 PM

9,336,052.


Angela, poor Angela "...Matt Good is entitled to his opinion as are you to yours but ensure they are well informed before post something about the guy you are trying to insult." Its opinion. there is no requirement to be informed to have one. If there was the left would have nothing to say.

MG is entitled to his opinions, certainly, as is Kate, and the readers of both blogs. Not written anywhere (except perhaps on the back of HRC toilet paper in the 'loo) that anybody has to agree with either.


I think this number has gone right over the heads of the Good buddies. Hardly counts as "an inconsequential" blog.

Martini, you are way late for the party if you want to discuss constitutional banalities on SDA. There already have been many a long, earnest and very intellectual discussions of that and many other topics here.

MG needs to get out of Dodge for awhile. He needs to go to where 15 year old "child" soldiers will shoot him for his watch and not even thank him for it (and I mean further than Toronto). These are children in age only. Life is about consequences. Some consequences are not very nice. Choose your life...

Posted by: Skip at July 17, 2008 8:20 PM

Nethew GOOD got order of Canada and he removed his comments about SDA it means we must give so many order of canda in future not made all them yet

with all tho respect if some thing about Muslim said are those freindly one day upset remove that too OH Never

but good we can ask Firefighter to go home because young Khadr is watching also

at least MG got my point fast

every body like admire not put down taht is so obvious

when some one is down do not put him under water take his hand and bring him out of those dirt Khadr is now

if god can forgive human we can do too but
in case of khadr not so fast by step by step tehy can free him too no evidenc proof he did kill anybody he was only was there

horra canadian young kid Khadr is finaly find not guilty of murder by view of public and order of Canada not the court of UShe just took picture of those murder the end.....

if the all court was so quick as all public can open each case we never need wait for 6 years so far

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 8:52 PM

NEW INFORMATION! (To some)

There is precedent in Canadian history on what should become of Khadr.

In 1938, Canadian-born Inouye Kanao, of Japanese parents, left his home in Kamloops and went to Japan to join the Japanese army. He was about 19-20. He supposedly wanted to be a part of the new Japanese world order. He reached the rank of Sergeant in the Imperial army, and was mainly responsible for interrogation of English-speaking prisoners in POW camps. He claimed to be part of the Japanese secret police, equivalent to the Gestapo. He took special joy in torturing Canadians (because he had been called names and treated meanly while growing up in Kamloops). For that, he became known as the ‘Kamloops Kid’.

At the end of the war he was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. One of his Camp Commanders was also charged, and received a 20 year sentence. Kanao was also found guilty, but just before sentencing, his lawyer announced to the Judge and Prosecutor something like ‘you can’t charge him with war crimes, he’s a Canadian! It would be bad for our national image’. The judge asked the Prosecutor his opinion on the matter, who agreed! The Prosecutor then changed the charge to high treason. Following a new, short trial, based on previously presented evidence, Kanao was found guilty of treason, and executed three days later.

So let the Americans prosecute Khadr. Find him guilty (or not). Then bring him back to Canada and charge him with treason. There is no ‘double jeopardy’, as Khadr cannot be charged with treason against the USA. However, under NATO guidelines, ‘an attack on one is an attack on all’, so therefore his killing of a NATO soldier in combat is equivalent to killing a Canadian soldier.

Alternatively, since the crime was committed in Afghanistan. I wouldn’t mind seeing him sent to Afghanistan to face justice there.

Posted by: Sarge at July 17, 2008 8:52 PM

The Kamloops Kid is mentioned a number of times by former Canadian POW's in Dan Dancocks excellent "In Enemy Hands."

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at July 17, 2008 8:58 PM

you should send him afganstina long time ago when he was 15 and right away theywill release him within a 6 month

now he is 21 with today situatin in afganstn after 6 years in jail you already did the justice done then by send him they may kill him as a adult plus if they hold htem 6 years they can bring trail there and tehy do not bring trial they know with evidenc he will may force to set him free nado not to do so that is whey they keep him long there

like when they try to bring Sadam hosain in justice arba kill his lawyer while he could have a lawyer any way I mean Iraq and Afgantan are stil are barbarin countrie wit not real law as you can see this body is product of Afganstani parents and or may product of some Canadian hate crime who hate every body else by so deep to their heart

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 9:01 PM

I thought this guy was successful. Wiki sure has a lot of fluff about him. But that's Wiki.

Anyway, his tripe espouses standard banalities of the left. "Hate America" - "save Darfur". "I'm anti-war" And of course the "Child Soldier" comedy routine.

How about "hate communist China" - "save Tibet"
"I'm anti-ideology" or a real comedy video - "Afgan women soldiers"(watch the snuff video)

Mindless.


Posted by: Mike at July 17, 2008 9:04 PM

I know what habeas corpus is. Apparently it applies to the detainees. Let's not get into the Geneva Convention because that is no less contentious.

No, I'm afraid you don't know much about the evolution of habeas corpus in English Common Law and why it would be ludicrous to apply to the military. It never has been before. Secondly, it doesn't matter if the non-application of the GC to Khadr is contentious or not(by whom?) when none of the world's signatories want it changed to include stateless un-uniformed civilian killing terrorists.

I've done my best to have a dialogue with you and you still repeat the same undigested canned lefty MSM mantra phrases even when they've been refuted factually. Where's the curiosity on your part, where's the fact finding on your part, and seeking out original sources?

I doubt you even knew or cared about the scope of Khadr's charges when you showed up here. You certainly can't grasp the complexity of war. You keep repeating about Khadr's unprotected rights when he quite frankly doesn't have any in his circumstances and it has been repeated that he will be tried by the military on October.

You do get to pick and choose what topics will be discussed "because they are contentious" either. It's rather the point of a sincere dialogue.

I'm really done with this topic with you and I doubt that our encounter will change any of your attitudes. The path to truth isn't found by sitting in an echo chamber where ideas are never challenged.

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 9:06 PM

Why don't these fools just start paying Jizra right now. I have never seen so many naive blinded mice in my life. That blog should be called "Dhimmi's for Killers". The ignorance of this case posted by these debutants of loony Ville was stunning. I wondered if I had by accident ended up in the kind of blog that loves Karla Holmoka or Clifford Olsen fans. There delicate flowers , I just can’t wait till the real world hits them smack in the face with a dose of authenticity.

I wonder how many of these wrote to nuts like these serial killers, of undying love?

All I can say Kate is am I proud I post here with the mentally able instead of a blog where they are collective pansies with the same IQ. Its a huge compliment to you. One even wrote the OPP than whatever they call there masters in Ontario in that college of clowns parliament they have. Man that’s praise & then some.

Any way I learnt not a thing at that blog, but how much they all hurt for a little monster who threw a grenade & killed those sent to help him. No matter what age, you kill after a battle you get shot . That no trooper did is astounding in its compassion.

I guess they didn’t get the hands picture. Someone should send old Matt (middle initial R, for self Righteous) Good one. These are the same sensitive screw balls that allow killers & pederasts on our streets. The have made this Country a jail for the average Canadian by releasing our own law breakers en mass. No matter the crime nor its heinousness. They have become living prey who morn for the wolf. Than slander the sheep. News flash to them, almost nobody in Canada agrees with you. But than that’s why you need HRC’s.
It used to be a free country so they can say what they want, thanks to them for how long though?

Posted by: Revnant Dream at July 17, 2008 9:11 PM

Boumediene v. Bush [2008]

Posted by: P. Martini at July 17, 2008 9:18 PM

So Matt Good realized he was in over his head and headed for cover. I guess grown ups pose more of a challenge than teens and university students.

Can one of Good's visiting tykes tell us if Matt is a Troofer? That would be delicious if he is.

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at July 17, 2008 9:28 PM

Good catch, M. Matt. He who slimes and runs away lives to slime another day.

Hell of an argument Matty Good's got there if it can't stand up to a few ignorant hicks from the sticks.

Posted by: The Phantom at July 17, 2008 9:34 PM

Kate good, Good bad.

Posted by: morgan swift at July 17, 2008 9:47 PM

Wow, toss a few barbs at a wannabe rock star, and moonbats come crawling out of nowhere.

As a former soldier, coming from a military family, who's brothers, uncles and grandfather have all been in combat, let me offer this.

Osama lite was fighting with a foreign terror organization, on Afghanistan soil against the Northern Alliance, supported by American Rangers and air power.

This POS(I joined the army at 17, and I was fully AWARE of what I was doing)was fighting Afhgani citizens backed up by American power.

Do any of you f#$%ing idiots not remember the Northern Alliance?

The taliban and alqaida were not Afghani citizens!
This punk is a criminal, and the Afghani's should be allowed to execute him!

Period!!!
End of story!!!

Posted by: kingstonlad at July 17, 2008 10:03 PM

Matthew Good has left the stage.
Who threw the shoe this time?

Posted by: MolarMauler at July 17, 2008 10:12 PM

It does not seems to me Metehw Good is idiot but smart act by deleting since he said wast the time
he does not know SDA may he never knew he refering to woman and when he noticed he jsut scare of woman by having recent ugly divorce i do know as one above comments said

this true to fight for something not need to fight it

if Methew feel fear talk or argue with woman for his right also is not good too most problmes of divorce in ccanad men are not communite with woman just try to prene they are fine untill they blow up and sign the divorce papers

woman in Cnada also very act agreesive while answer to some people may can first to know why the person wrote about you may not know you or may make the mistke and if he did made mistake he delete while if you ask Kathy Sheidle never do that is why she never let any body tlak she only talk by herself in mirror I was wonder how come he become number 10 blogs

result: Kate is won 174 comments for her side and Methew are lost with 40 comments in his site
in manner Methew are won
and Kate need to cool down a bit he should not be a so bad man

Methew if he continue song may be better than stay in politic since in politic you must fight the fighter not just give it off and delet it so soon some times but again he said he does not want to wast his time

Is always woman are winner and men are looser? In Candian Englsih culture poor English men can not handel their own woman and men scape door is divorce paper I feel sorry for Methew and wish him better wife for his future
if he can change to Islam he may have better chance, good luck to his career any way.

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 10:23 PM

Hey go easy on Becki. Matt made love to her when absolutely no else would. I guess she feels a debt.

Posted by: John V at July 17, 2008 10:36 PM

I must admit- I've rarely seen such specious nonsense as this, written by P. Martini:

"Defendants are a minority in Western. That's why they have constitutionally-guaranteed rights."

I presume he means 'the West' or 'Western societies'. But - defendants are a minority?? Since when? Does this mean that when you are accused of a crime, you move into a separate status, called 'minority'? And when you are no a defendant..then, you aren't a member of a minority? What if you are the victim of this crime? Isn't that a minority also?

What does 'minority' mean to Mr. Martini?
Then, he continues:

"Fundamental rights are not there to protect the majority which can protect itself by voting in a democratic system."

Again, I'm stunned. The majority of the population have no protection via fundamental rights. None. The only way they can 'protect' themselves is by voting. Whenever a vote is called. So, the behaviour of the majority aren't protected by their having freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, the right of equality, etc. Heck. The majority aren't equal to the minority..not to Mr. Martini.

" The fundamental rights are there to protect the minorities, like defendants, like Khadr."

Unbelievable. I've never, ever, heard of such an 'interpretation' of a constitution - that it doesn't apply equally to all. Only to minorities. So, you can't access these fundamental rights unless and until you are a minority. You can't speak freely if you are a member of the majority group; you have to wait until you are accused of a crime...then...you have freedom of speech. Whew. Who'd a thunk it?

And Mr. Martini continues:

"The rationalization for not allowing majorities to take away those rights is that history shows that minorities become majorities."

Another stunning conclusion. So, the accused criminal becomes, eventually, a majority in the society. Hmm. Eventually an accused terrorist will become the majority in a society. Incredible.

I have to admit - to being absolutely stunned by the 'logic' of this pronouncement.

And the Geneva Convention doesn't apply to non-military combatants in a war. Habeas corpus doesn't apply to the military.

Posted by: ET at July 17, 2008 10:49 PM

Good's traffic is not bad at all.

He ranked #2 on this list:
http://rjjago.wordpress.com/2008/05/01/canadas-top-25-political-blogs-may/

The list uses google page rank and alexa traffic rank.
I happen to like this site, but Good did come out on top, SDA was #4.

Posted by: sf at July 17, 2008 11:01 PM

P. Martini said some thing not seems too wrong in that regard but some word are confusing;

he said majority in population go by vote for example all memeber and PM then majority can vote and finaly get the idea but minirity can not come anc change majority of law in Canada
in some cases constitution and human right review some cases to see whetehr this case is result of consider him as minirity and not manage direction of justice for ignore him since majority not like to see criminla of war in canada
while crime does not go to minroity or majority

Khader's defence is to use his miniroty right
age in Muslim nd Canada and all to defende himself

but majority every few years can change what they want by vote and election

not necesary always majoiryt are right in case of miniroty right was brokend and speicaly in some cases
that was my understanding of what Martini try to say

plus so many people do not like to see teenger are knwo and reall rsponsible for his act need to consider it.
who know may P. Martini is Methew Good or one of his freind

I now used to your abusive and ignore you but your abusive scare so many p eople wnat to say any differnt view you need to talk more cool down let other to tlak as well

soem people are smart butnot like to say when facing abusive return back

Posted by: res at July 17, 2008 11:08 PM

ET - don't bother, been there, done that. He/she's not listening. It's safer and easier to spew undigested garble swallowed whole from the MSM and peer echo chamber.

All of the Good groupies that visited today, I'll give credit that they are young, when being a sheeple is safer than an intellectual rebel, spewed the same simplistic "fundamental rights" themes.

None of these young people had more than the slightest knowledgeable about the full scope of Khadr's charges or his victim. The complexities of war on a society and legal system seemed beyond them too. Hey, even having the humility to get basic facts straight escaped them. They really descended here to defend against any insults to their little rock star's talent.

I'm glad I was tough on my kids. If they made ridiculous statements they were required to defend them with reason and facts. Any point of view was fine with me but you had better darn well present it with logic and facts.

Posted by: penny at July 17, 2008 11:40 PM

I couldn't believe this quote from a letter to the Calgary Herald today.

"I cried when I heard the uncontrollable sobs of a teenage Omar Khadr, begging the Canadian government representatives to "help me, help me.""

she then goes on to spew out two Harper=Bush quotes.

I wonder if she shed any tears for Sgt. Christopher Speer (killed) or Sgt. Layne Morris (wounded)?

Khadr is just like every young offender - he commits the crime then sheds the crocodile tears when the media shows up. He deserves an Oscar for his performance.

Posted by: John Brown at July 17, 2008 11:46 PM

Finaly who is Methew Good :
In addition of what Tom said above at 1:44PM

he has used his blog for write poem and song and may used to sing it or may behind the scene still help otehr artis
those group who like to wrote the peom for sing it need to know what public like to hear it
using blog is good tools to link with Canadian view
he most likely is link with PM as well and some politician as well

majority of artist are see the world diffenrtn and may more sensitive in case of seeing cring Khadr while it was sad video too to see teenger cry for help and no mother and fatehr can help any more if we have systme taht police and army can help them and act better than their fatehr it was good to change him but by systems I saw in north america those jail made him more sick to his heart if he back

if the child has bad country bad fatehr bad freinds do we have to say he is guilty for his act I do not think so

how many childrn are dieing daily basaud of all consequences that thos adult around them made for them

how many singer can sing the song to open all world crime to hear it may be you can ask
Methew to write nice song to help wake the world up with no sexy scene on it and he can sell more records to stay in blog businss if he did show some talent
those peopel like Methew was among pubic and like public and can link with them with his blog
did some good job purhaps I do not read his web

I saw something that all member of Harper are should listen to Harper I think becuse he used to be a lawyer most lawyer are so controler and bossy and not let otehr to tlak and put any view to his cabinet
when I read this page Methew link with PM well how I donot know

http://calgarygrit.blogspot.com/2007/02/night-at-oscars.html

Posted by: res at July 18, 2008 12:02 AM

The goody-two shoes think that sweet Omar should be released because he was a child that was influenced by his family. But they want him to be released back to his family.Contradictary thoughts again,liberalism is a mental disorder.

Posted by: wallyj at July 18, 2008 12:58 AM

I'm sure if Omar was available, he'd give Mr. Good a thumbs-up. Or, rather, two thumbs-up after he'd cut off Mr. Good's infidel hands.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 18, 2008 1:16 AM

"Fundamental rights are not there to protect the majority which can protect itself by voting in a democratic system. The fundamental rights are there to protect the minorities, like defendants, like Khadr."

Wrong. Fundamental, or more correctly INDIVIDUAL rights, are there to protect everyone. Minorities don't have rights specific to themselves -- they have the same rights as everyone else. Anything else would be unjust.

Posted by: nv53 at July 18, 2008 1:20 AM

I read this persons blog, then used the email link to the PM to tell the PM to keep up the good work!! Also wished him and his well and all the best!

Don't imagine that was quite what this Blogger intended!

Posted by: Tom at July 18, 2008 3:38 AM



The irony is that P. Martini's ridiculous and erroneous understanding of rights—majorities don't have them—and nv53's logical statement, "Minorities don't have rights specific to themselves -- they have the same rights as everyone else. Anything else would be unjust" happen, in this Dystopian Dominion to pretty well mirror the actual and very serious misuses being made in the (mis)interpretation of the Charter by activist judges and in our kangaroo court HRCs, where, indeed, majorities have been treated with the utmost lack of due process and fairness.

The difference between the Good posters and Kate’s is threefold:

1) The Good guys appear to approve of this travesty of unfair rulings and lack of due process for productive, law abiding Canadians, but not for a Canadian terrorist, like Khadr, who, in fact, does NOT qualify for the due process provisions of the Geneva Convention.

2) While both groups appear to recognize that minorities are given special status in this country, Kate’s group exposes and condemns this malignant practice, while Good’s followers seem to think it’s A-OK, thus contradicting their apparent allegiance to due process. (Like our judicial overlords, they’re willing to stretch this concept entirely out of shape, in order to fit their ideological agenda.)

3) Kate’s posters are much more knowledgeable about the Charter and its misuses than the Good youngsters—or at least they seem to be, in penny’s words, “young people”. Totally misunderstanding the concept of equality before the law, these mistaken youngsters think conferring special rights on people they think deserve them (“disadvantaged minorities”), while denying those rights and causing serious hardship to people they think don’t deserve them (“powerful majorities”) is just and fine. It’s not, and it has a name: tyranny.

The "we're ever so nice do gooders" should know that, in fact, it's tyranny they support, not justice. What a group of deluded hypocrites.

Posted by: lookout at July 18, 2008 7:02 AM

Rose: Well, that would be, if I'm not mistaken, a straw man argument. When it comes to Khadr himself, the point I'm trying to make is that he was fifteen at the time of the killing of the American soldier. Do you REALLY think he understood what he was doing, what the repercussions for his actions were at the age of 15? Do you really believe that he chose to go fight, and it wasn't his father or family who pressured him into it? Do you not think that maybe, just maybe, he felt like he was defending his country? While this does not justify what he has done, the Americans could have been viewed as the invaders, and the belief planted into his mind by his father could have been one of defense.

I don't think we should just "let him go", or should have in the past. At this point in time, he is damaged potentially beyond repair. But at the tender age of fifteen, had he been treated as a child soldier as opposed to what has happened to him, there is a chance he could have ended up leading a somewhat normal life. This is the argument I'm trying to make: That there is is a chance that what you view as murder and terrorism, was justified as something completely different in his eyes.

Instead of merely branding him a terrorist, try and step into his fifteen year old shoes for a second, using only the facts which he would have had at the time.

Posted by: Maximilien at July 18, 2008 7:35 AM

Maximilien: "Do you REALLY think he understood what he was doing, what the repercussions for his actions were at the age of 15?"

Why the heck shouldn't he have understood at the age of 15? He wasn't a baby, was he?

At the age of 15, I sure as heck understood the difference between right and wrong. I sure as heck would have known that I was going in for the kill if I threw a hand grenade at close range ON A BATTLEFIELD. I sure as heck would have understood what I was doing in the company of murderous Al-Quaeda jihadists who'd been training me for months.

What kind of idiot do you think Omar Khadr is? If he didn't know what he was doing, he must be of substandard intelligence--that is, a retard. I haven't heard the substandard intelligence defence of him, so I'm assuming that's a no-starter, even for his cheerleaders.

Khadr totally knew what he was doing, he seemed to take delight in it, he'd been trained to do what he did, he made no move to distance himself from Al-Quaeda or the battlefield, and HE KILLED AN AMERICAN SOLDIER AND WOUNDED ANOTHER.

What more proof does anyone need that Omar Khadr is not an innocent, duped, of substandard intelligence, victim?

Posted by: batb at July 18, 2008 8:22 AM

Re Mr. Good's Retreat:

Boo Hoo, Mr. Good. Hoisted on your own petard and you can't take it. "No need to defend" yourself, eh?

Hahahahahahahahahaha...

Deleting from your Web site the post that drew such "negative attention" (hmmmm...I wonder why?) would seem to be a defence of some kind, of a...cowardly, cover-up-the-evidence...kind.

Next step? Go crying home to Mommy, I guess. Poor little Matthew.

Posted by: batb at July 18, 2008 8:41 AM

Re Mr. Good's Retreat:

Boo Hoo, Mr. Good. Hoisted on your own petard and you can't take it. "No need to defend" yourself, eh?

Hahahahahahahahahaha...

Deleting from your Web site the post that drew such "negative attention" (hmmmm...I wonder why?) would seem to be a defence of some kind, of a...cowardly, cover-up-the-evidence...kind.

Next step? Go crying home to Mommy, I guess. Poor little Matthew.

Posted by: batb at July 18, 2008 8:42 AM

"He has received notice from the likes of the Canadian Globe and Mail and The Hour, to the UK's The Guardian."

Big flippin Woop !!!...Wow, leftist rags honour him..wow!! I'm waiting for the National Enquirer and Paris Hilton to provide more endorsements...

lol

Posted by: daverbonz at July 18, 2008 8:58 AM

"The only reason there is any argument against this is that people, instead of making up their minds themselves, believe what Mr. Bush has said and think he's some sort of mass murdering psycho-bitch. He's not."

This is exactly why a rational person cannot debate these leftards. This particular example asserts, based on nothing, that anybody that doesn't agree with him is a mindless robot controlled by Bush.

and then he states this:

"He will forever hate us for what we have done to him. It does not matter whether he is Canadian or not, condoning this suffering upon him (or anyone!) is inherently evil."

He already hated you because you are a non-Muslim, and in his mind, a crusader at war with Islam. Look up dar al Harb. And then, "condoning this suffering..." what? He most likely murdered the medic in cold blood. He was also shown in a photo gleefully holding severed hands from US soldiers.

That is "inherently evil," you twisted, leftist moron.

Posted by: irwin daisy at July 18, 2008 10:11 AM

Chris Speers was a medic.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong but it is my understanding that Chris Speers was the first soldier killed in the 2001 Afghanistan War. He was a young American medic reported killed by a Canadian who was a child soldier for Osama Bin Laden. Reports say Chris did not even have his helmet on. Hell of a thing. The Khadr's should have their Canadian citizenship revoked, imho.

Posted by: Patina at July 18, 2008 10:37 AM

I hope you folks enjoy a sordid victory, because that what you guys got with this.

Posted by: Agent-K at July 18, 2008 10:45 AM

The Khadr's should have their Canadian citizenship revoked, imho.

I'm with you Patina!

I don't give a damn about this traitor. I care about the REAL Canadians who are in Afghanistan representing us - not some bedwetting, wimpering terrorist traitor who enlisted with the enemy to willingly fight Americans and Canadians.

Yes, Khadr is a Canadian citizen, but he was not in Afghanistan representing Canada. He is a traitorous enemy soldier. That is TREASON - he should have his citizenship revoked (unfortunately, the death penalty is no longer an available punishment for treason).

He was captured by American troops; therefore, he is an American prisoner of war. Since he was not in Afghanistan acting on behalf of Canada or Canadians, he does not deserve to be accorded the same rights as other Canadians. He was there representing the enemy, so that is how he should be treated - as a hostile, enemy soldier.

Unlike the Matthew Just OK types, I refuse to open my arms and hug a murderous traitor.

Posted by: Sheila T at July 18, 2008 10:54 AM

sordid victory? LOL!

Facts will always trump uninformed, warm-fuzzy, wrong-headed (left-headed?) feelings.

Posted by: batb at July 18, 2008 10:54 AM

sordid victory? LOL!

Facts will always trump uninformed, warm-fuzzy, wrong-headed (left-headed?) feelings.

Posted by: batb at July 18, 2008 10:55 AM

I just wanted to say the last time Kate linked to me she sent close to 3000 hits,

Good might be "google ranked" higher but, why let reality intrude on actual visits.

Google is a lefty.org and very vague when one tries to tie down their methodology,

When lefties whith the same google rank as Kate link to me I may get 10 - 20 hits,


Which begs the question if I link to SDA do I bump traffic by .0001%

:)

The penalty for treason, rightfully, was the firing squad.

Posted by: dinosaur at July 18, 2008 10:56 AM

Maximilien

Why is it that to the leftard mind, no criminal is at fault for their actions (except of course when a Republican does something they don't like and then it's a crime against humanity automatically...)?

Why do these fools insist on seeing the world through "rose coloured glasses" whereby every vicious terrorist is just a poor, misunderstood victim?

Why is it that leftards think that the law means whatever their opinion dictates it does and not what the fricken laws actually say?

Did you know that according to the UN, a child soldier is someone UNDER the age of 15? Khadr was 15. There were vets of the two world wars, Korea, and the Boar War with their names on monuments which joined at 15.

Why is it that people like you are naive enough to believe that (as someone stated above) that WE have turned Khadr into a monster by sticking in him Gitmo? Do you not know what he was doing before he got there? Are you not aware of his hatred, not just for us, but for all people (including other Muslims) who do not kowtow to his version of his poisonous screed and that this pre-dates his arrival at Gitmo?

Khadr was oppressing and killing Muslims PRIOR to the war. The war gave him the opportunity to kill infidels as well and he took the bull by the horns - or at least the bomb-planting shovel...

Canadian soldiers fought in the Afghan war from day one (our sniper teams were commended by the US government but that creep Chrétien blocked them from receiving awards for it.) Our JTF2 was involved as well. We were a combatant. Khadr fought for the other side. He is not only a terrorist but a traitor.

I can't think of a single situation short of beheading the prime minister live on "The Hour" which would be a clearer cut case of Treason that that. WHY IS KHADR NOT UNDER INDICTMENT? I mean, aside from the fact that the legal system is dominated and infested with leftards?

He feigned surrender then attacked. That is a war crime punishable by execution under international law even if you think the GC's apply to him (which they don't.)

He killed a medic. This is a war crime.

Of all the possible candidates for leftard sympathy, I am at a loss to think of a single one in history less deserving.

I am unable to understand your thinking. At all.

Posted by: Warwick at July 18, 2008 11:13 AM

I copy you, Warwick. As I said earlier, these people should have to spend some extended time in our public schools, where the proportion of dysfunctional to disturbed to psychotic kids is increasing exponentially. Many of these kids have figured out the system: no serious consequences. So, often with the approval of their generally indulgent to colluding parents (Mama Khadr?) and the lefty administrations and unions, they bully everyone, including—or especially—the teachers, whose hands are tied.

I’ve also said one doesn’t let a baby scorpion go—it’s so CUTE, the lefties would say—because the RESULT of its actions are still lethal. These deluded people need to wake up and smarten up.

Posted by: lookout at July 18, 2008 12:19 PM

Re. far above about Russell Johnson. He was a Canadian serial killer, and he did tell a psychiatrist of his crimes, but went on to offend again. At least according to the the following site:
http://www.users.on.net/~bundy23/wwom/johnson.htm


"Further inquiries established a number of non-fatal sexual assaults on women by Johnson, both before and after he had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital diagnosed as a compulsive sex attacker. "

Posted by: hyoo at July 18, 2008 5:07 PM

Well ones life comes down to choices, Khadr made his that should be the end of the story. Life lesson played out. But no the enlightened among us have to get out their grey paint brushes, fueled by bleeding hearts, and frail sensitivities and make things way more complicated then they ever need to be. The perfect ingredients for chaos.

Lefties should start shouldering their burdens for a change instead of wasting time trying to be liked by everyone.

Posted by: Mugs at July 18, 2008 5:49 PM

Is this picture of Khadr is discusing holds those hands of dead people?

IS this picture may use for wake up all world

one to mother and teenger and mother and people who send their love one to war.

what is my point I never like war for resolve any solution I like to only cathght the criminal and if you arrest any one he or she need to defend and if police proof the person guilty get punished I never trust the system to generlize all nations and say I hate your all 60 million of person live in for example iran and tehir goverment how about keep send war treat to them


killing civilina for revenge of government for jsut listen to you is not acceptable the world and all PM nad presidnet need to have a court to jduge them and they report to that center too and if any government do wrong get punished I know there is not such thing exist yet

Now think the war start and you send your love one you can be mother who grow beutiful daugher and son and love the army dress love the salry and all benefit army they give them and love if they died the remain family got some bunus too

so far I hope you are with me and follow my last steps:

if you compare picture of Khadr and picture of army soludte who both go for their own reason boht may thing they are hero both may thing they are desrve proud for killing other party and both may got picture the only differnce army soldure may got picture with standing near bomb or near aireplane and helicopter and or arymy Jeep cars both are proud take picture

now if you go more to detail do you wht you send you sons and daughet to go and put bomb also take civilina to pieces you have no idea who may die when you send bomb form so far from ground you can see for sure you are killing real criminla or may person live in neeigbourhood pass by

the photo of dead people after recieve bomb is exactly discusting like picute of part Khadr was holding

then army pround picture means I am proud I wnet I kill some one and no gurantee when you kill you 100% you kill ther cirminal too

like no gurntee Khadr just was in area or really kill any body in that area
people in afganstian some area aer live brabrian and put peopel in middle of donw town and execute them seeing dead part or dead body is something ususla maynot usualy for teenger in Cnada never saw dead body and exeucation in middle of city in Canada

those are real parts of body from belong to young men or woman who may die therefore war is not quiet understanding and accpetable for me and quiet efficinet for me to resolve the issue as Iraq went to more civil war because Sadam grow them stay quiet if you talk he will kill htem if you now give too much freedom to Iraqi they will go and kill each other and civil war

appracoh any country to fight need realy study of background and mentaly of that country and how they act and how to stop them from that act if it is illeal criminal while stage of law in countreis is differnet from otehr counteris

in Canada if you sneexe you may face police come ot your door but in midle east no problmes you can kill some one nobody even bother

Therefore send soldure form US to Iraqi region is not know the system and people need to let coutnires and their owen peopel train to take care of teir own culture and law for Americna or Canadian go to taht region to made or teach them force and law they arenot accept from you this is better Muslim in area handle and learn this matter

the picture of Khadr and those dead part body is wake us that how teenger can see and grow in viloence and how they loose their heart by seeing all viloene and how teenger may go and blow up themselve think they do for proudn of themselve

teh Khadr may be proud saying I am killing enemy of Ifagantan and Candian soludre send picture of his mom saying I am killing enmy of Canadian and I support and defend my countries

who start this attack and what they ask them and how to cathg criminal is not solution by put up the war at all the result of loose so many p eople died and so many mother got pictur of their son eitehr dead or in jail or prison or alive still killing daily other party

if the each coutres train thieri police force and teach the law in each cotnreis using their own peopel is better that some one from Canada go and force them unless buildt thier house with security force over the builder for the defned them not to kill Ifgani peopel again I do not like war and I bleive both got so many worst picture in compare to Khadr nasty picture

stop the war and find better solution for today problems in world and puinsih eveyr body for exact amount of guilt not any more for your dislike
so many people can dislike each otehr but should not kill each otehrs
still I bleive this pictue of Khadr is wake up world to pay attention to that region and teenger and their hate and stop the war they also may kill so many people and made innocent civilian to same in pience as Khader hold in his hand stop the war please we need better solution

Posted by: res at July 18, 2008 8:18 PM

http://www.torontomuslims.com/events_display.asp?ID=6558

Posted by: Mug at July 18, 2008 8:45 PM

TLEE WROTE ON Matt Good's "A Waste Of Time" post:

“Aw, man.. what did I miss?

I go to Furry Crack for one day and miss an entire deleted post? “

I wrote a response to TLee which Matt PROMPTLY deleted,

"TLee…you didn’t miss much, Matt waded into “Small Dead Animals” and Kathy Shaidle (Five feet Of Fury) blogging territory and he got skunked!

Most leftists avoid those TWO like one would avoid a pack of wolverines…but every once in a while an innocent, unsuspecting “Trudeaupean” will venture forward and try to set them left.

Matt was wise to remove his comments…but those two will remember the incident forever! Expect quotes and revisitation of the incident for years to come!"

LEFTISTS hate freedom of speech! Delete. Delete. Good boy, Matt. Whatever…

The number one rule when dealing with Matt Good is obviously this: Don't make the prima-donna look bad. If you do…well he can't take it. He takes himself pretty seriously, you know folks…

Posted by: Never Was An Arrow II at July 18, 2008 10:07 PM

Quote "We would never have known that Matthew is a perverted internet luring womanizer who got screwed in a divorce until you brought it up. And, trust me, anything we said about Matt pales in comparison to your revelations.

Any chance you and "don't want creeps" spilling her beans on Matt at 4:12 are one and the same? - OR - you wouldn't be one of Matt Good's disciples gaming the crowd here?

Fess up, it's just too perfectly Jerry Springer to be real. "

Actually, we are two different people for sure as while our stories have spooky similarities my experience still has its differences from what Becki had wrote. If it sounds too Jerry Springer then maybe you should realize that this is what precious Matt Good is, a headcase.

Also I cannot speak for Becki but I did not even come close to sleeping with him (ew), I had not so politely blocked his attempts (his behavior did not warrant politeness) and instead of realizing he was being a creep, he decided to act like a total prick in retaliation.

Posted by: don't want creeps at July 19, 2008 1:47 AM

Isn't it nice that Good can't delete what's here? This guy obviously lives in Fantasyland: "I'll just pretend none of this happened because it doesn't fit my [make believe] reality."

'Typical liberal, magic thinker idiot.

Posted by: lookout at July 19, 2008 8:04 AM

Hypocrisy of the "Repatriate Omar Khadr to Canada" Movement

As soon as the Gitmo interrogation tape of Omar Khadr hit the Internet, the blogosphere was flooded with demands to repatriate him to Canada. This wave is reminiscent of a Soviet campaign to free Luis Corvalán from the "fascist regime" of Augusto Pinochet thirty five years ago. The scenario is strikingly similar. A "victim" held by "fascist regimes" this time run by Bush and Harper, and a public outcry for justice. Except for the fact that Luis Corvalán didn't kill anyone and didn't fight for a terrorist group that wants to impose Sharia.

The "repatriate Khadr" crowd describes him as "a child", "a kid", "a boy", and even "a torture victim", with no facts to substantiate the torture claims notwithstanding. They complain about Khadr being mistreated, again, without anything to back up their claims. Some of them are outraged about "child abuse." And they all scream for justice.

They want justice? OK, let's talk about JUSTICE. What about justice for Sgt. First Class Christopher J. Speer, who was (according to an eyewitness) murdered by this "child"? What about justice for Tabitha Speer, who is a widow because of this "kid"? What about justice for Taryn and Tanner Speer, who are left without a father by this "a boy"? And what about all those Afghani civilians and NATO troops who are a little bit safer because this "torture victim" is behind bars? How many of these "repatriate Khadr" hypocrites concern themselves with justice for real victims? In literally hundreds of posts, we couldn't find a single one.

One would ask, what is the reason for this idiocy? The answer is simple. Ignorance. Complete and utter ignorance. Let's forget for a second that Omar Khadr killed Christopher Speer. Let's forget that Khadr's father was an al Qaeda financier. Let's forget that Khadr's family is known for it being al Qaeda sympathizers. Let's just remember what this "child" was fighting for in Afghanistan.

This is what Taliban-imposed Sharia looks like in real life: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2000/07/hypocrisy-of-repatriate-omar-khadr-to.html

Why don't all of you, bleeding heart demagogues go to Afghanistan and spend a day in a Taliban-controlled territory? And let's talk about Khadr when you get back. If you get back.

Posted by: Muslims Against Sharia at July 19, 2008 7:26 PM

It should be noted that while M. Good writes rather eloquently on his blog, during concerts he spews explicitives and generally comes off as unfriendly.

In response to a song request shouted by one of his paying fans while recently playing in Winnipeg, he said (paraphrased)

"Is there some sort of group of idiots that follows me around to shows, shouting out requests."

This comment turned me off immediately, although not directed at me whatsoever. From what I can gather, the break up of his previous band was due to the inability of any of his bandmates to tolerate him any longer.

In the end I tend to pity him. I've read his blog for a few years now he's a very morose fellow. He also offers much criticism without providing alternatives. He is, of course, opposed to Canada's mission in Afghanistan, frequently calling for withdrawal. He dosen't seem particularly concerned for the fate of the place if all the stabilizing powers were removed. He is more concerned with us distancing ourselves from the US than the fate Afghanistan under potential Taliban rule once more.

Posted by: Chris K at July 20, 2008 4:42 AM

Omar Khadr is no Brenda Martin

Posted by: superfarmer at July 21, 2008 3:58 PM
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