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Don’t call it a ‘BluesFest’ if the majority of the artists performing there aren’t blues musicians

Call it PopularMusicOfVariousUnrelatedDifferentGenresFest or whatever else; don’t ride the coat-tails of a musical tradition that you clearly cared nothing about, and were okay with smothering and covering with music (or even hip-hop) not even remotely related to the original purpose of the event, just to make more money.

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Messed up priorities: Sunday money-making is now more important than Canada Day, apparently

So we have Sunday shopping, alas, and have had for some years now.

However, usually on public statutory holidays like Canada Day (which is tomorrow), many businesses close.

But I’ve noticed that this year, oddly enough, many businesses that normally close on holidays (including government-run provincial liquor stores) like Canada Day are actually staying open this year and instead closing on Monday, thus matching what the banks and civil service do (take off Monday if a holiday lands on a Sunday).

But that means that they stay open on the day of the holiday itself – which they otherwise normally take off – and instead close the day after the holiday, which makes no sense.

Apparently commerce is more important to them not only than the Lord’s Day, but even special individual Sundays here and there which happen to also be public holidays, period.

Bow down before Mammon, greedy businesses and government-run liquor stores, etc.

For that is your true god. At least the mask is off this time; I suppose we should be thankful for that at least…

 

Ontario is Ford Nation

{pause indefinite hiatus / un-shun}

Yeah.

Ford and his Tories won all of rural southern Ontario (from the southwest to the east) and much of suburbia; that was enough for an overwhelming majority.

The NDP won in both their traditional strongholds and other urban areas that usually would go Liberal, so they will form the Opposition.

The Grits were utterly crushed, and will lose party status, but they’ll probably bounce back and the NDP will lose support.

It’ll be interesting.

Still annoyed at Ford for kicking out so-con activist and leadership rival Tanya Granic Allen, without whose support he wouldn’t have won the leadership in the first place, and thus signalling how unimportant social issues will be for him, despite actively courting Christians’ and religious minorities’ vote. I didn’t expect Ford to be anything but a populist free-marketer, but might have been nice to have been thrown a bone or two.

Sorry that the Green leader won a seat but the farther-right so-con Trillium Party lost its only seat.

Still, after 15 years of misrule by Grits, finally a Tory regime in Ontario again.

I’ll take Mike Harris Part II, with a touch of Trump populism.

Happy days are here again.

For now, at least.

And may this be the beginning of the end for Le Trou D’Eau, too…

{resume indefinite hiatus / re-shun}

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2018 in Canada, good news, government

 

Why do others get to colonize St. Patrick’s Day parades, yet no Irish floats are in their parades?

I watched a St. Patrick’s Day parade in a big Canadian city over the weekend; a friend watched one elsewhere.

In the one I saw, there was a Caribbean steel band playing, of all things, ‘Copacabana’.

Nothing Irish about it.

In the one my friend saw, there were Chinese lions, and there were Mexican dancers in full Mexican costume.

Nothing Irish about them.

I wonder, if at a Mexican Day of the Dead parade or a Caribbean festival parade or a Chinese New Year parade, we will ever see an Irish float participating?

Rhetorical question, of course. We all know that it’s okay for white ethnocultural groups to have their special day and parades colonized by others, but not the reverse, of course.

Figures…

 

Ford narrowly wins Ontario Tory leadership

Make Ontario Great Again, Dougie!

Beat that commie lezzie granny!

Ford Nation, step up and take Ontario back!

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2018 in Canada, Fuck Yeah!, good news, The Kulturkampf

 

And now Patrick Brown is out again…

Ah well. ‘Twas fun while it lasted.

Goes to show what a waffler he is. Can’t ever make up his mind, for good, on anything…

Hopefully Dougie will clean house, and make the Tories electable again after 20 years.

The last thing the Tories need are any of the three womenfolk running for the leadership: two are establishment stooges, and the other is a social-issues-only so-con, which simply won’t fly.

Ah well. Whoever wins will probably will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and hand the deeply unpopular Premier Wynne yet another win…

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2018 in Canada

 

Chinese-Canadians call for Trudeau apology, along with some “far right” groups, over the hijab hoax

Remember the recent hijab hoax? Remember this little liar?

Apparently protests were held by Asians in cities across Canada at the end of January over the hoax (somehow I failed to hear about that), because initially, an Asian man had been blamed:
 

Earlier this month, the Prime Minister shamelessly turned the occasion of a young Muslim girl in Toronto, Khawlah Noman’s, claim that she had been attacked by a man who cut her hijab with scissors, into an opportunity to grandstand, get his name and picture in the press yet again, and lecture Canadians about how horribly “Islamophobic” we all are. It later turned out that, like the vast majority of highly publicized “hate crimes”, the incident was a hoax and had not occurred after all. Those who have been waiting for Trudeau to return to his taxpayer-funded soap box and eat crow have been listening to crickets chirp and watching the tumbleweeds drift by ever since.

This weekend, however, protests were held all across Canada by the Asian communities of cities such as Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Regina. It turns out that it was an Asian man whom the girl had falsely accused – a detail that was not widely reported by the press as it conflicts with their narrative in which bigotry and bigotry-inspired-violence are the exclusive domain of white, heterosexual, Christian males. The protests were aimed at Trudeau, insisting that the hoax, and his gullible swallowing it without waiting for a full investigation, constituted a “hate crime” against them. While I have little sympathy for the protestors, as their claim that they were being scapegoated and discriminated against is ludicrous seeing that the school division, the federal and provincial governments, the leaders of the opposition, and the news media all went out of their way to avoid drawing attention to the fact that the girl had accused one of their ethnicity, there is something deeply satisfying in seeing Trudeau’s coalition fall apart, and its members turn on him.

 
Now there have been protests on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, just yesterday, but the Asian groups were accompanied by some others labelled “far right” by the MSM:
 

Hundreds of protesters — including some associated with a pair of far-right groups — rallied on Parliament Hill Sunday afternoon to demand an apology from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The protesters wanted Trudeau to apologize for denouncing an alleged attack last month on an 11-year-old girl in Toronto, who claimed a man tried twice to cut off her hijab as she walked to school.

Toronto police investigated and later concluded the attack did not take place.

We were hurt, we were upset,” said Monica Mong, who was attending Sunday’s rally.The initial reports suggested the alleged attacker was Asian, and Mong told Radio-Canada that Trudeau’s remarks left the Chinese-Canadian community feeling unfairly tarred.

“We want to send a message to society: we are strong, we are united, we are together. We are all Canadians. All Canadian ethnic groups are equal,” she said.

Some of those who protested Sunday wore regalia associated with La Meute, otherwise known as Wolf Pack — a far-right group which believes current immigration and multicultural policies threaten the fabric of Quebec society.

Others were associated with a second group called Storm Alliance, which identifies as “ultranationalist” but also claims to eschew ties to far-right white nationalists.

“We are always treated as extreme right, as racist … and today, it was the best way to show it to the world [that we aren’t],” said Éric Trudel, Storm Alliance’s provincial president, in a French-language interview with Radio-Canada.

“We are with all Canadians, no matter the colour, no matter where they come from.”

 
Amusing. So-called “far right” types, working together with Asians to protest Trudeau’s lack of an apology…