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.
Category Archives: you can’t make this shit up
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…
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.
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…
Oh, this is perfect.
In a bizarre twist to a saga that has plunged Ontario’s official opposition Conservatives into chaos, Brown on Friday filed the paperwork to join the leadership race. His rivals blasted him.
Look, I never liked Patrick Brown, with his flip-flopping on the sex-ed issue – first rightly opposing Premier Wynne’s changes to the curriculum, then supporting them; his then further back-stabbing of the so-cons who elected him by marching in a gay pride parade, and his endless pandering to ethnic minorities, culminating in a recent long trip to India in December, which he tweeted endlessly about – but the false accusations against him which were way too convenient in their timing, with his Tories having finally risen enough in popularity (not because he was any good, but because Wynne is so awful) to threaten Wynne, have now even been partially shown to be false.
Now, Brown won’t stand a chance of winning this time, much less leading the Tories to victory, but why shouldn’t he throw a spanner in the works of those who seek to profit from the smear campaign that removed him from the Tory leadership? (Look, I like Doug Ford, and hope he wins, but one can’t deny the opportunism…)
Yeah, it won’t help the Tories any, who have consistently chosen incompetent leaders over the last 20 years which has kept the Liberals in power that whole time.
Oh well. Fun to watch not only the lashing out of the other candidates, but the whining in the media.
Revenge is a dish best served cold.