July 1, 2011

Reader Tips

Happy Canada Day. Our tip for today is how to get a free case of beer. Yours in the comments, and have yourselves a good weekend, eh?

Posted by Kate at July 1, 2011 12:01 AM

It's Dominion Day... and PET can kiss my ass!

Posted by: Dwayne at July 1, 2011 12:30 AM

I know Dwayne, but us old people will not be able to roll this back.

In any case, Happy Canada Day to all who comment here.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at July 1, 2011 12:40 AM

Well it sure won't be rolled back if us old people just go along with the extermination of our history.

I second Dwayne's comment. It's Dominion Day.

Actually, it's Dominion Day, DAMMIT!

Posted by: Lord of the Fleas at July 1, 2011 12:54 AM

A personal Thank You to Kate for saving my proverbial you-know-what this evening wrt the Reader Tips. I was out & about with 3 Germans and a Mexican (I think there might be a joke there) and couldn't access a computer until now.

Lo siento, Kate, and Happy Canada Day or Dominion Day or mid-year Festivus to ALL!!!

Posted by: Robert W. at July 1, 2011 1:10 AM

In Australia, their National holiday is called 'Australia Day'. Does anyone know if it too had a previous name?

Posted by: rmgk at July 1, 2011 1:32 AM

Lord of the Fleas, you are right. My sincere apology. It just seems to some of older people that decade after decade goes by and none of this Marxist crap Trudeau shoved down our throats gets reversed and in fact more of it gets shoved down our throats every year.

Robert, hopefully you did not mix tequila with the Pilsener.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at July 1, 2011 1:42 AM

Speaking about restoring mail delivery, NDP MP Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre) threw in a negative statement about Winnipeg’s youth.

“My colleague (Conservative MP Joy Smith) comes from Winnipeg, and we know that every kid on the street there has a bolt cutter so he can steal bikes. We could borrow one of those bolt cutters and cut the padlocks off Canada Post to get its workers back to work,” Martin said.

Posted by: allan at July 1, 2011 2:15 AM

I'm not part of the Trudeauvian cult of distortions and denials, so it has always been, and always will be, Dominion Day. Happy Dominion Day to all... God Bless Canada.

Posted by: Sean M at July 1, 2011 3:31 AM

It's Dominion Day and if you don't like it, take of eh, ya' hoser.

Posted by: Patsplace at July 1, 2011 3:50 AM

Happy Dominion Day, eh?

I'll DRINK to that!!

Joe in Woodstock, Ont.

Posted by: Joe Molnar at July 1, 2011 6:15 AM

Here's another great video following up on yesterdays that I posted;

I was thinking as I watched the video yesterday, the part where the soldier was kicking in a door, what a great time in our history, our country can assert ourselves on the world stage, what with all the other basketcase countries in this world. Sure, we've got our problems but in so many of the important ways, we've got it right.

Happy Dominion/ Canada Day
Paul- Orangeville Ont.

Posted by: pkuster at July 1, 2011 6:41 AM

Happy Dominion Day! from

Fort Umm Salal Muhammad

Posted by: Cal at July 1, 2011 6:49 AM

Whatever the name, it is just a great day to celebrate all things Canadian as we roll back the stupidity of Trudopia, restore respect for our military and tell the UN to go blow itself!

g'day eh

Posted by: Fred at July 1, 2011 8:41 AM

There's apparently nothing to celebrate this Dominion Day, a "plague of Tories" has been unleashed on the Land!

National Newswatch is chock full of articles by left-wing writers who,though they're pretty well-heeled themselves,see Canada as a Land of suffering and deprivation,because the Conservatives won the election.

My Grandmother used to say to us kids if we got into a bitch session, "shut up and count your blessings".

Posted by: dmorris at July 1, 2011 10:20 AM

Yes, happy DOMINION Day, everyone!

But, sad events in my neighbourhood: Vancouver redux. On the main street near my house, two plate glass windows were smashed by hooligans last night. We’ve lived here for over 30 years and this has never happened before. I’ll bet the shop keepers are nervous about tonight. Will the police be watching and ready to intervene?

And I’ll be bloody angry at the Conservatives too of they don’t really crack down on law breakers—of all ages. Consequences for property crimes need to be substantial: that’s the only way to stop these spoiled, destructive brats, who are used to getting away with the most anti-social behaviour as no one seems to have the guts to hit back.

God bless and save Canada!

Posted by: lookout at July 1, 2011 10:51 AM

"Consequences for property crimes need to be substantial: that’s the only way to stop these spoiled, destructive brats,"

You're absolutely correct on that,lookout. Premier Christy Clark has said it's doubtful any of the Vancouver rioters will see jail time.

I was born and raised in a tough little town in Northern Manitoba, 50's/60's, there were a few delinquents. When caught,they were sent to a "Reform School" in Portage La Prairie.

When they returned,a couple of years later, every one that I knew stuck to the "straight and narrow road" for the rest of their lives.

I always wondered how the methods of rehabilitation they used in those days differed from what they do today.

Posted by: dmorris at July 1, 2011 11:07 AM

Celebrate Dominion Day with:

More cuts to the left-liberal arts.

Exhibit: "the scent of butt-kissing the family of the late city and federal politician; one Liberal friend to another."


"McRae: Opposition stops Col. Chiarelli's assault on Robertson Road"

"The Canadian Curse — church-mouse deference to Authority — got a swift kick in the glutes this week: The rebels of Bells Corners scored a huge victory over the government forces led by Col. Rick Chiarelli. People Power at its finest.

City councillor Chiarelli has reversed his hell-bent-for-leather plan — approved by council three months ago — to re-name Bells Corners’ main drag Lloyd Francis Blvd. all the way from Baseline Rd. to Eagleson Rd., meaning bye-bye to Richmond Rd. and its extension into Robertson Rd.

Chiarelli, whose riding includes Bells Corners, will move a motion at the July 13 council meeting to have the road all one name — Robertson Rd. (John Robertson Blvd? John Robertson Way?) I spoke to a delighted Barbara Fisher, great great granddaughter of the important pioneer after whom the road was named."

Posted by: macd at July 1, 2011 11:16 AM

The EPA regulators are at it again:

A huge political storm is stirring over farm dust

"How can farm dust determine the destiny of this great nation? Easy: outlaw farm dust. Of course, there's no way to really stop farm dust, what with all those plowed fields, grazing lands, harvesters, roundups, processing plants, pickup trucks on unpaved roads, all that dirt -- and lots of wind.

But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can stop farms and ranches dead in their tracks with President Obama's new Coarse Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard, which would double current rural air quality restrictions."

As SDA readers know, farm dust is responsible for thousands of deaths every year.

Humourous video here:
Over Regulation All Across the Nation Blues

Posted by: TimR at July 1, 2011 11:49 AM

Happy Canada Day to all.

This clip (sda Matt,of course) is from a twit that speaks for the group " no one is illegal". She asserts that Canada is an occupied colony run by white supremacists.
The interview is summed up in one word by host Brian Lilley,"wow".

Perhaps,it would be best to save the clip for tomorrow and enjoy today.

Posted by: wallyj at July 1, 2011 12:12 PM

dmorris: “I always wondered how the methods of rehabilitation they used in those days differed from what they do today.”

Literally, in the schools, they do virtually nothing. I’ve seen the panty-waist response for over 20 years now (just as the first case law based on the Charter was coming down: the courts were on the side of the miscreants). And the worse the behaviour, the more deference is shown. Teachers are literally told not to challenge the most difficult students—because (guess what?) they won’t like it and will likely do something even worse.

The adults are terrified of our kids, and have ceded their legitimate authority for a limp-wristed, cowardly, ineffective feel-goodism. Good Lord, deliver us! (And from the embarrassing show on Parliament Hill—and I don’t mean the military bands and 21 gun salute! Poor Wills and Kate, having to look interested in such mediocre, self-referential, politically correct cr*p.)

For the hooligans in our midst, boot school is just what we need—or a “sentence” in the military. Guess what? The Charter would disallow any such tough measures.

My ancestors—British and I’m PROUD of it!—helped to build this country into the strong and free nation it used to be. The craziness of Trudeau and the L(l)iberals dystopian interference has drastically diminished Canada—too often to a ninny, nanny state. If we don’t make some serious changes soon—Conservatives, WITH A MAJORITY, are you listening?—maybe we’ll have to amend the lyrics “true north strong and free” to “wimp north brow beaten and enslaved”.

It’s time to stand on guard for Canada! God bless our country.

Posted by: lookout at July 1, 2011 12:45 PM


O'dear. O'dolt? O'dikc? O'done.


"Irish Independent | US broadcaster suspended for on air insult to Obama

One of America’s most prominent political analysts has been suspended by a cable television network after stating on air that President Barack Obama was “kind of a d***”."

Posted by: macd at July 1, 2011 1:11 PM

Unmasking the "international community"

As to Libya, Obama's decision to send US forces to Libya without congressional permission makes clear that from his perspective, the UN Security Council, rather than the US Congress, is the source of authority for US military action.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at July 1, 2011 1:18 PM

My apologies,my tip above (no one is illegal) is about 6 weeks old. However,in doing a bit of a background check on the articulate moron,I found that she studied 'art as resistance' at NYU. That, and a government grant,can feed a family.

Posted by: wallyj at July 1, 2011 1:24 PM

Another great article, over at National Review, by Victor Davis Hanson, “Liberal Frankensteins: From Greece to California, the liberal dream is dead”:

Beware what one wishes for. Canada’s better off than Europe and the USA, but we’re only a little further from the edge of the same cliff—and moving not so slowly towards it. And I’m not so sure the Conservatives are on my side here. I say that with a very heavy heart.

Posted by: lookout at July 1, 2011 1:26 PM

I’m a sentimental old—literally!—monarchist, old enough to be Wills and Kate’s parent. I’ve been in tears a lot, watching these two young, royal professionals doing their job so well. God bless them.

Wills and Kate are such good news for the monarchy. As I watch my sun-dappled Red Ensign flapping happily in the breeze, my heart says, God save the Queen!

Posted by: lookout at July 1, 2011 2:02 PM

You'll enjoy this by Daniel Greenfield, aka Sultan Knish, whose site you should bookmark for he is a superb essayist.

Don't Worry, Be Muslim

"There’s good news on the horizon. According to Trevor Philips, the head of the UK’s ‘Equality and Human Rights Commission’, Muslims “are doing their damnedest” to develop an Islam compatible with liberal democracy. And if you don’t believe him, then just ask Tony Blair, who reads the Koran every day and marvels at how progressive it is."

That's the opening paragraph. It gets very funny. Verily, The World Is Being Run By Crazy People "doing their damnedest" to SELL us out.

Posted by: Me No Dhimmi at July 1, 2011 2:04 PM

The Coming of the Fourth Reich?
- David Solway, Canadian writer extraordinaire and poet (and fabulist vocabulist!).

"No less important, however, than this deep symbiosis between superficially implausible collaborators is the potent tutorial relationship that has been established between the patricians of the left and the emancipated youth of the contemporary West. Such an alliance, conducted under the aegis of the so-called “liberal” academy, is equally unholy. As with the German universities of the 1930s, modern universities throughout the “free world” have become factories of political indoctrination in which history is reinterpreted as a chronicle of infamy and the young are conscripted into the army of those who promise the advent of a golden millennium."


"It worked in the 1930s and looks likely to work again. What the German authorities called Gleichschaltung — the “coordination” of a curricular mission to enforce uniformity of beliefs and attitudes — is once more the shaping principle of the “liberal” university. The professional associations which govern parietal life, such as the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the American Historical Association (AHA), and the Modern Language Association of America (MLA), vigorously oppose sensible reform and insist on maintaining patently discriminatory hiring and grading practices."

Posted by: Me No Dhimmi at July 1, 2011 2:16 PM

lookout, agreed, all three posts.

The British people have done more for the advancement of freedom and democracy than any other peoples. We all have to be vigilant and fight against the attempt by those in the western democracies who want to destroy this and to create the 4th International.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at July 1, 2011 2:49 PM

Hear, hear, Ken! Thanks;-)

Posted by: lookout at July 1, 2011 2:52 PM

I can't believe there's been no mention of Hugo Chavez's cancer here! Happy Dominion Day indeed.

Posted by: libertariansaresmarter at July 1, 2011 3:36 PM

I sent this to the CBC after watching its Dominion Day coverage in Ottawa. The person I complained about is the vain and vacuous Peter Mansbridge. What blathering. And he talked right through a performance of one of the pipe bands: I shouted "SHUT UP, YOU IDIOT!" at my TV, to no avail. Here's my note:

"1) It is altogether disrespectful to refer to CANADA'S PRIME MINISTER as 'Harper'. Please smarten up, 'Pete'.

"2) And William is the Duke—pronounced 'dewk' NOT 'dook'—of Cambridge. This is not that difficult to process."

Posted by: Concerned Canadian at July 1, 2011 4:09 PM

From Topp to Wisconsin.

Topp's socialist credo:

"Which is why, in the 100-plus countries represented in Socialist International, moderate, responsible, mainstream progressive parties are putting forward the sensible, realistic alternative to conservative misrule. The British Labour Party; the German SDP; the French Socialists; Australian Labor; the Scandinavian social democratic parties; the New Democrats, Canada's new official opposition; PASOK; and the many other progressive parties meeting here are broadly of like mind on these issues."


"From Vancouver to Athens, sensible alternatives to conservative misrule

Brian Topp

ATHENS— Globe and Mail Update"


"Union curbs rescue a Wisconsin school district"

""This is a disaster," said Mark Miller, the Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader, in February after Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget bill that would curtail the collective bargaining powers of some public employees. Miller predicted catastrophe if the bill were to become law -- a charge repeated thousands of times by his fellow Democrats, union officials, and protesters in the streets.

Now the bill is law, and we have some very early evidence of how it is working. And for one beleaguered Wisconsin school district, it's a godsend, not a disaster.

The Kaukauna School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the law went into effect, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it's all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous."

Posted by: macd at July 1, 2011 4:10 PM

wallyj @ 12:12 p.m.:

This video has been discussed here before. It was established following a sharp observation by one commenter (not myself) that if no one is illegal, then Canada cannot logically be an occupied territory. But then logic was never the leftists' strong point.

Posted by: nv53 at July 2, 2011 1:55 AM