Almost 7 years ago, while going through some personal issues, I made a terrible mistake and ended up being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the State of California. It was a dark period in my life, but I have moved on and learned my lesson. This spring, however, my intoxicated driving conviction […]
I hate to see publications do this, but Taki’s was the exception to my rule that, to find out what’s really going on, you should “read the newspaper upside down.”Gavin McInnes actually wrote a whole Taki’s column about the commenters, and longtime 5FF readers know that when I was a columnist there, the comments were […]
Oooooohhhhh booooyyyyy…Countless articles about how unscientifically racist old WASPs were begin by quoting the scene early in The Great Gatsby in which Daisy’s oafish husband, Tom, recommends a book called The Rise of the Colored Empires.Ironically, F. Scott Fitzgerald was parodying his own regrettable views on race. For instance, in 1921 the great novelist wrote […]
Walt Heyer writes:Billy B.’s story is not exceptional or unique. Childhood sexual abuse is an experience common to many of those who write me with regret about changing genders. Stories like his have filled my email inbox for the last ten years. That’s precisely why I asked him if I could share it. (…)When Billy […]
David Cole writes:Having been surrounded by actresses my entire life, I can tell you that if one word describes them, it’s needy. Very, very needy. White starlets are more likely to get the attention that all actors crave, and it’s sincere attention. It’s not like when a production company is forced by prevailing social justice […]
Here‘s Jim Goad.Meanwhile, Roger Kimball says “Bolton is no warmonger.” More from my siteJim Goad provides another reason not to go to New YorkJim Goad: An Evil Virus Called PopulismJim Goad: The Sin of ChivalryJim Goad: Violence in the Name of Compassion
Rick McGinnis writes:On the surface, Peterson’s edicts for a good life are self-evident: Stand straight; Obey the Golden Rule; Choose your friends wisely; Set yourself reasonable expectations; Raise your children well; Don’t be a hypocrite; Cherish meaning; Don’t lie; Listen before you speak; Choose your words carefully; Let children fail so they learn to succeed; […]
Because, hey, this is The Nation, right?Had this woman (and I’m sorry, but I can’t take an “intellectual” named “Jennifer” quite seriously…) read these two new translations during the Obama administration, what would her review have been like then?Isn’t voting for a man merely because he is black, or for Clinton merely because she’s female […]
And then one day it happened.She cut her hair and I stopped loving her.— Billy Bragg, “Walk Away Renee” Yesterday I read a Daily Caller piece called “Yes, Jordan Peterson Really Is That Smart,” because with that title, how could you not?So would he have voted for Donald Trump? You might think this question would have […]
My last refuge was Speakers’ Corner. I remembered my mother telling me about that special place when I was a child. It seemed almost magical to me. A place where everyone, without exception, could just stand on a box and start to speak to those who wanted to listen. I have always loved this tradition […]
Julie Burchill writes:But the image of the lonely little boy creating a toy theatre based on the London Palladium becoming the man who wakes up every morning marvelling that he owns the actual London Palladium is the stuff of beautiful theatre – far more magical than anything he has actually staged. I found myself pleasantly […]
Sailer takes on Chetty again. (Of course, in a real country, Sailer would have Chetty’s NYTs job, but we’ll have to settle for this):Chetty has pretty much given up on finding magic municipalities where they do things right that can be studied to close America’s gaps. As I’ve always argued, and Chetty now agrees, instead […]
Damian Reilly writes:Worse, they’re going to have to admit that he’s funny for precisely the reason that Hillary Clinton isn’t: because he’s able to laugh at himself.Did you see him at CPAC? He bought the house down. Halfway through his speech he seemed to drift off into a kind of reverie. Leaning on the lectern, […]
David Cole writes:Prior to pancaking, Diversity Bridge had been championed as “an engineering feat come to life.” One of the geniuses who accomplished this “feat” is an engineer who was hailed by President Obama in 2015 as a “champion of change”: Atorod Azizinamini (…)Needless to say, the day after the collapse, damage control needed to […]
zzzzzzzzzz soooo sleeeeepppppy….It is imperative to ask why and how this obscure Canadian academic, who insists that gender and class hierarchies are ordained by nature and validated by science, has suddenly come to be hailed as the West’s most influential public intellectual. For his apotheosis speaks of a crisis that is at least as deep […]
Jim Goad writes:It is quite clear that not only do the post-WWII cosmopolites who comprise the modern British managerial elite not only have no compassion for England’s poor and abused whites—rather, they actively hate them.(…)To my knowledge, England’s citizens were never consulted about their deliberate replacement, and I highly doubt that if they were, they […]
Dominic Green:It was only Seven Days in Entebbe, but it felt like an eternity. The rescue in July 1976 by Israeli commandos of 102 Jewish and Israeli hostages from Palestinian and German terrorists at Entebbe airport in Uganda was a scriptwriter’s dream: a three-act drama of crisis, complication and resolution, in which the good guys […]
I’ve voted New Democrat in all Federal elections since 1972 with membership since 1981. With the woeful inexperience and bad judgement of the current Leader, I don’t feel comfortable in the Federal Party anymore. Under his short leadership, major Par…
Eliot was “shockingly plain … with a huge nose and missing teeth.” Why, then, did her family fixate on the seemingly insignificant rumor that her right hand was larger than her left, attempting to change and control the narrative about this appendage after her death? In the chapter “George Eliot’s Hand,” Hughes carefully unpacks this […]
(Background here.)Steyn notes that younger people are less inclined to be supportive (even in the breach) of free speech as a value in and of itself, whereas he “thought young people were supposed to be idealistic…”But these young people ARE “idealistic” — about “social justice” and censorship.What worries me more is their conformity.We also expect […]
This was an essay I wrote many years ago, about a patient who stayed with me throughout my career.
Steve Sailer writes:The most amusing aspect of the impressive, if not particularly comic, new comedy The Death of Stalin is that Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), who earns most of the film’s laughs as Malenkov, the Soviet dictator’s sad-sack nominal successor, saw his face Photoshopped out of the movie’s poster for #MeToo reasons.Ironically, one of Malenkov’s […]
Dear Jagmeet Singh! It is unfortunate that your lengthy, ongoing mistreatment of current sitting New Democrat Member of Parliament, Erin Weir, continues! This is highly unacceptable!! You placed him in political limbo for over 3 weeks based on NO act…
Ten days after NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh suspended MP Erin Weir, details on the ‘investigation’ and timeline were finally revealed on CTV’s ‘Question Period’. While no allegations against Mr. Weir had been received by Mr. Singh, a personal attack by a fellow caucus member saw the suspension of Mr. Weir from Caucus duties.
Mr. Weir is my MP, I voted for him and tried to help with his election. I write this opinion on my own without consultation with anyone. I am speaking publicly against Mr. Singh’s actions because i have no other mechanism to raise my voice on this injustice.
Here is what Mr. Singh has finally outlined concerning the ‘investigation’ of ‘allegations’ against Mr. Weir:
Window to report allegations in Weir investigation closing
As for the process underway to handle the third-party claims of “harassing behaviour towards women” levelled against Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir, Singh said there are about 10 days left in a two-week window for any potential victims to come forward with specific allegations. (!!!!!!!)
On Feb. 1 Singh announced the NDP would launch a probe into the claims levelled against him by fellow NDP MP Christine Moore in an email to caucus.
According to a copy of the email, Weir is named directly by Moore, who alleges that “too many women (mostly employee [sic])” have complained to her about Weir harassing them.
Based on what’s been made public, there is no indication these allegations involved incidents that were sexual in nature.
The independent investigation got underway formally on Feb. 6, Singh’s chief of staff Willy Blomme announced earlier this week.
Blomme said the investigation is being conducted by Michelle Flaherty who is a University of Ottawa law professor and member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
“Once Dr. Flaherty’s work is complete, the MP’s role in caucus will be re-evaluated,” she said in a statement.
Singh said the part of the investigation where the investigator will be open to hearing from victims will total two weeks, closing on Feb. 20.
“Then, the investigator has requested some time to evaluate how long it will actually take to prepare the report,” Singh said.
Citing the investigation, Singh would not comment on whether any men or women had come forward with specific allegations against Weir.
As of last week when Weir appeared on Question Period, no one had spoken up to his knowledge.
“We understand that this is a matter that needs to be done very urgently and we’ll try our best to have it done in an expedient manner,” said Singh. – CTV’s Fifth Estate – Feb 11/18
To have my MP suspended from his caucus duties based upon no allegations and then subjected to a 2 week penalty period in order to allow ‘possible allegations’ to be made against him is a mockery of justice of any kind! This is not the NDP way of treating persons …. this is something else and it is an injustice to Mr. Weir.
In my years of defending the New Democratic Party on this blogsite, I can say that I have NEVER seen worse administrative decisions made by a Leader of the NDP. What Mr. Singh has done to my Member of Parliament is highly unacceptable and may well be clear evidence that he is out of his league in federal politics.
Chez nous, il y a de très grandes fans de pancakes. Pour les gâter, j’en ai fait mille et une variantes au fil des ans: babeurre, lait de coco, choco-bananes… Dans mon livre Banlieusardises, vous en trouverez aussi une version … Suite
Cet article Pancakes au lait fermenté (un titre qui ne dit pas à quel point c’est boooooon!) est apparu en premier sur Banlieusardises.
Caroline Mulroney defined energy poverty at #MNC2018 as only an elitist can.
— JohnToryWatch (@JohnToryWatch) February 10, 2018
Serious, though, this is the kind of thing that makes Doug Ford PCPO leader.
Wow. Just wow.I was poking around in my blog stats this evening. I began writing this blog almost 11 years ago now, so there are lots of posts. Some years, I’m great about posting often. Other years, well, to be honest I don’t think about posting here….
Those of us who are closely following the story concerning allegations against Erin Weir are asking the following questions of Leader Jagmeet Singh: -what is being investigated? -who is conducting the investigation? -what is the delay i…
If you have been following the TV show This Is Us, you’ve known from the start that a popular character, Jack Pearson, had died. But what the audience didn’t know until this past weekend was how Jack died. Now we know. (If you haven’t watched this epis…
The seasonal flu, influenza, is front page news across North America. Every day we are reading or hearing of someone who has died – and often it is someone young and healthy, the last person you would expect to die from the flu.So is the flu as scary a…
Ezra Levant’s twitter feed from back in the fall of 2017:Ezra’s twitter feed today, after I sent a series of emails to the Alberta Law Society and then the Law Society of Ontario arguing that, since the guy is no longer a lawyer, he shouldn’…
Attrapés pour la première fois en 2012, nos lutins Gourmando et Bricolin en sont à leur cinquième année de tours pendables. La grande question qui se posait dans la maisonnée en attendant patiemment de les accueillir: allaient-ils réussir à se … Suite
Cet article Cinq ans avec des lutins : tours classiques et nouvelles idées pour rigoler est apparu en premier sur Banlieusardises.
The lady bus driver on the bus today was wearing a nose-ring. And the TTC let her drive the bus like that. She was a white chick so it couldn’t be a religious accommodation thing. But people will get on her bus and see her nose-ring a…
The knock against Jason Kenney is he is almost 50 and still unmarried. Is he hiding an “artistic streak”? PS. Just try to jam that pipeline down BC’s throat, tar-miner. There will be hell to pay.That is all.
The short version: at this year’s stampede Calgary Blood & Honour Member (“Leader”?) Kyle McKee got close enough to PM Justin Trudeau to have him autograph what turned out to be a Nazi flag. The long version can be found here. &nbs…
Famed serial killer Paul Bernardo graduated high-school from Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate, down in The Guild. Apparently they’ve left the picture of his graduating class (him included) on the wall there. I was down in The Guild today and heard a stor…
The news can be found here. As you can see at the site, a “memorial event” is to be held tomorrow at the Richview Library in Etobicoke. Tributes will be given by such CDN Neo Nazi-types as Marc Lemire and Paul Fromm. Who knows who else…
I’m sending out this blog post from lovely Charleston, S.C. I was invited here on a press trip sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Extended Stay America hotels, to highlight a Hotel Keys of Hope. It’s a program that offers low or no-cost hotel rooms to people who are diagnosed with cancer and must travel away from home for treatment.
It’s no secret that being ill with an illness like cancer can have a significant financial impact and this program aims to help relieve some of that impact and stress. I’ll write more about the program tomorrow – we have one more day (today) of this event and I have more to learn. But I was psyched about a “it’s a small world” moment I had yesterday.
When you’re on a press trip, you rarely know anyone else. It’s like being invited to a big party and you don’t even really know the host. So no matter how introverted or shy you may be, you have to put yourself out there. In this case, I have stories I have to write about the people I meet, so I really need to put myself out there.
So, as I was going around meeting my fellow event attendees, I saw a lovely young woman and her companion who I’d not met yet, so I went over to chat. As we exchange the usual “where are you from?” question, she told me they were from Montreal. OK. I live in Montreal. Small world. Where in Montreal. St-Henri. Ok, small world continued. My oldest son lived there for a while and my youngest son works in that area now. I told her I live in NDG (another borough). She said she had too and mentioned a street not far from me. Ok, this world is getting smaller. Then I mentioned the suburb I grew up in and raised my children (Chateauguay), and that’s when things got really “woah.” She went to school on our street. She is the same age as my daughter, but they went to different schools.
|Nalie Augustin (she’s the younger, prettier one!)|
And then I realized who she was. Nalie Augustin. She is a young woman who had been diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 24 – a very unusual diagnosis at that age. She had been featured in our local news and that’s where I’d seen her. You can read about her on her website and her blog.
She and her boyfriend, Vee, are taking videos and lots of photos of their time here because that’s what they do. Nalie has a YouTube show, in addition to her site, blog, and other social media presence. She offers tips to others who are living through cancer. She has a mission:
“As a Writer, YouTuber and Speaker, I share my journey for 3 reasons:
Inspiration: I want to inspire you to NEVER GIVE UP! Whether it’s cancer, or whatever it is you wish to conquer, take whatever you can from my crazy journey and let it catapult you into LIVING the life you’ve always dreamed of.
Aspiration: I have big dreams and I refuse to let cancer stop me from achieving them. Knowing that life is short and clearly, we have no idea what tomorrow will bring – every day, I aspire to be better, do better and make a difference in this world for as long as I’m in it.
Awareness: It is my duty to prove that breast cancer doesn’t just happen to elder women. That even the healthiest people are not exempted. Generation X- Y – Z: Check your boobs! I vow to leave as much information as possible for women who may follow my footsteps by providing knowledge that I wish I had!”
She’s an amazing woman with a great message to share. I’m glad I met her.
|Cupping mark on my shoulder|