Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Mask Is Off

Hamas landslide reveals more about left than about Palestinians - Dennis Prager

It is a sad day for humanity when a people choose to elect terrorists as their leaders.

But for those of us who believe that clarity is the prerequisite to moral progress, the landslide victory of the terrorist organization Hamas in Palestine has a silver lining.

First and foremost, it proves what people who perceive reality have been saying for decades: The great majority of Palestinians -- like the majority of Arabs elsewhere and like vast numbers of non-Arab Muslims -- want Israel destroyed. Even granting legitimacy to the argument that the complete moral, financial and political corruption of Fatah was partly responsible for the Hamas victory, those who voted for Hamas did not find that organization's terror, religious celebration of murder or charter calling for Israel's destruction an impediment to their vote.

It is true that in 1933, some Germans who voted for the Nazis did so out of anger at the Versailles Treaty and because of the economic chaos that engulfed their country. Indeed, it is widely agreed among historians that Hitler played down anti-Semitism in the Nazis' electoral campaigning. But every German voter was aware of the ferocity of the Nazis' Jew-hatred. And, whatever the case in 1933 Germany, in 2006 Palestine, Hamas has never played down its anti-Semitism or its support for continuing terrorism. More @ Townhall.com

Hamas rejects 'unfair' aid demand

Hamas victory is good news
- Jeff Jacoby
Hamas Leader: "Why Should We Recognize Condoleezza Rice, or Israel's Right to Exist?" - LGF

Monday, January 30, 2006

Shame Google Shame

Cowardly bastards.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Recommended Listening For The Week

Eleventh House
Larry Coryell

Back to the summer between Grade 8 & 9 (1973)

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Tell Us Its Not So

Tim Hortons in Afghanistan

Forces want troops to have their double-doubles: Canadian icon wary of store in a war zone

The Canadian Forces want to raise morale among troops deployed here by setting up the furthest flung coffee and doughnut franchise in the world: Tim Hortons Afghanistan.

But the Canadian icon is balking at the idea of opening shop at Kandahar Air Field, where more than 2,000 Canadian soldiers are being deployed this month, saying it "is not part of our business model." - More @ Ottawa Citizen

Come on, it wouldn't kill you guys to set up a little coffee shop for the troops. I'll run it if you want.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Terrorists Get All The Votes

Hamas Sweeps To Election Victory - BBC

Can Journalists Read the Hamas Charter Before They Go Soft on the T-Word? - News Busters

That Didn't Take Long - LGF

Hamas: We’ll Complete Liberation Of Other Parts Of Palestine - Jihad Watch

Palestinians Split Vote Between Terrorist Organizations - Captain Ed


Carter calls for funding Palestinians - Jerusalem Post

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Canadian Military In Action

Canadian Soldiers with the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) watch as Afghan Police Inspectors examine the surrounding grounds for physical evidence after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded near a Canadian Convoy. There were no causalities, the G-wagons did not sustain any damage from the blasts. - DOD

Google Caves To Communists

Google Agrees to Censor Results in China

Online search engine leader Google Inc. has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country's free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet's fastest growing market.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company planned to roll out a new version of its search engine bearing China's Web suffix ".cn," on Wednesday. A Chinese-language version of Google's search engine has previously been available through the company's dot-com address in the United States.

By creating a unique address for China, Google hopes to make its search engine more widely available and easier to use in the world's most populous country.

Because of government barriers set up to suppress information, Google's China users previously have been blocked from using the search engine or encountered lengthy delays in response time.

The service troubles have frustrated many Chinese users, hobbling Google's efforts to expand its market share in a country that expected to emerge as an Internet gold mine over the next decade. More @ Breitbart.com

Fecken Pussies

Post Election Wrapup

Cox & Forkum

Conservatives Win in Canadian Election - ABC News
Michael Moore Can Relax, Canada Isn't A Red State Yet - WSJ
PM Wastes No Time Making Exit Official - Totonto Star
Conservatives Reach Out After Win - Yahoo
Conservative Vows To Change Canada - BBC
Advice for Stephen Harper, as my last entry for the Roundtable. - SDA
Harper Says Transition Team's Work Is Underway - CTV
A Very Canadian Kind Of Revolution - Mark Steyn
Victory - Monte Solberg M.P.
Election Stories - Canada.com
Election Results - Canada.com
Tory Minority - National Post

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Recommended Listening For The Week

Election Wrapup

218 Reasons NOT To Vote For The Liberals - Toronto Sun
Here's What Tory Cabinet Could Be - Toronto Sun
Grits Already Conceding - Toronto Sun
Harper Reaches Out To Quebec Voters - CBC
Pivotal Campaign Moments Occurred Before The Writ Was Even Dropped - CP
All Parties Optimistic Votes To Be Had - Leader Post
Harper Headed For 24 Sussex Drive - Ipsos
It's Like A Classical Pianist At The Burlesque - Mark Steyn

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Nuff Said

Got A Big Fish In Pakistan - LGF
The Bomb Maker Who Missed Dessert - Captain's Quarters

About Time

Tories would list tigers as terrorists

A Conservative government would add the Tamil Tigers to Canada's list of outlawed terrorist groups, deputy leader and public safety critic Peter MacKay said yesterday.

"The short answer is yes," he said when asked by the National Post if the Tamil Tigers would be listed if the government changed on Monday. "We would list them."

The Conservative party would also act swiftly to deport accused terrorists such as alleged former Tamil Tiger fundraiser Manickavasagam Suresh.

Mr. Suresh was arrested for deportation 10 years ago, but still lives near Toronto. More @ National Post

Via NealeNews

Friday, January 13, 2006

Spyware Update

Unusual Fakes – Rogue Google Sites

2-Spayware.com has an interesting post on phony Google sites.

Birkbeck's Blog: Election Predictions

My buddy Larry Birbeck has been quiet for the last while. Here are a few election predictions for the 4 local Regina ridings.

Birkbeck's Blog: Election Predictions

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Can You Spell Hypocrisy

New Democrat Leader Jack Layton had hernia surgery at private clinic

NDP Leader Jack Layton, who's campaigning as the defender of public health care, had surgery at a private clinic in the 1990s, The Canadian Press has learned.

Layton had hernia surgery at the Shouldice Hospital, a private facility in the Toronto suburb of Thornhill, while he was serving as a Toronto city councillor. The NDP leader said he wasn't aware the clinic was private when he went for his surgery in the mid-1990s.

"It's just part of the system," Layton said in an interview. "The doctor says, 'Go there.' You pay with your (Ontario health) card. It never occurred to me (it was) anything other than medicare, which it is. More @ Yahoo

NDP Healthcare Platform
SDA - Campaign Shocker
Canadian Press

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Recommended Listening For The Week

Sweet Revenge
John Prine

Does The US Have The Will To Win?

Mark Steyn
U.S. shouldn't have to do tap dance over bugging

Here's a Reuters headline from New Year's Day: "CIA May Need Decade To Rebuild Clandestine Service."

A decade, huh? Circa 2016, you mean? The last time I checked the job-completion estimates was back in spring 2004, when the agency's then-director, George Tenet, told the 9/11 Commission that it would take another half-decade to rebuild the clandestine service. In other words, three years after 9/11, he was saying he needed another five years. As I wrote at the time, "Imagine if, after Pearl Harbor, Franklin Roosevelt had turned to Tenet to start up the OSS, the CIA's Second World War predecessor. In 1942, he'd have told the president not to worry, he'd have it up and running by 1950."

But CIA reform is like the budget for Boston's Big Dig or the 2012 London Olympics. Think of a number, triple it and update your excuses. Four years after 9/11, it may take 10 years to rebuild the clandestine service. So Tenet would be telling FDR not to worry, we'll have the World War II intelligence operation up and running in time for the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary. OK, make that the Cuban missile crisis. But definitely by the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The latest estimate came from Gary Berntsen, who was the CIA's man on the ground during the hunt for bin Laden in Tora Bora in late 2001. That's what most folks think the agency does, just as "clandestine service" is assumed to be the core activity -- all the super top-secret undercover stuff you see whenever the CIA turns up in movies like ''Syriana,'' in which the sinister spooks subvert a Middle Eastern government. Oh, if only. Away from the glamorous adventuring of the silver screen, alas, the only government they're any good at subverting is the United States'. More @ Chicago Sun Times

So That's Where Our Snow Went

A Woman Scorned

Is that lifeless body Martin's campaign? - Sheila Copps

The backdrop for the prime minister's health announcement last week said it all. An apparently lifeless patient on a gurney was laid out for a few stethoscope-clad doctors in white coats. The symbolism of that photo-op was not lost on anyone.

The body Paul Martin was viewing (actually a med student posing for the cameras) had nothing to do with health care. It was a symbol of everything that has gone wrong with his campaign. No political organizer worth their salt would put the PM in such a position. Headgear, lifeless bodies and eating in front of cameras should be no-fly zones for politicians. (The Bloc's Gilles Duceppe is still remembered for appearing in a hairnet while touring a cheese factory.)

But more important than the bad photo-op was the impression that Martin was nervously surveying his own demise. Here he was with one of the most important announcements of his post-Christmas relaunch and what we see is a body. What we hear is more talk about the RCMP investigating his government. More @ Toronto Sun

Friday, January 06, 2006

Here We Go Again

New Rogue is SpyAxe Clone

Suzi Turner
I just learned about new supposed anti-spyware program, an identical twin to SpyAxe. SpyAxe got number one on the 2005 top ten rogue anti-spyware list. This new app is called SpywareStrike and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that it is downloaded with spyware just like its twin SpyAxe. the SpywareStrike website is identical to the SpyAxe site except for the name. The domain registration information looks familiar, too. More @ ZD Net

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Spc. Samantha Brooks pockets a photo of her 10-month-old baby before heading out on a patrol in Tikrit, Iraq, on Monday. - Army Times

Another Nail In The Media Coffin

Media Report Miracle Mine Rescue -- Then Carry the Tragic Truth

In one of the most disturbing media performances of its kind in recent years, TV news and many newspapers carried the tragically wrong news late Tuesday and early Wednesday that 12 of 13 trapped coal miners in West Virginia had been found alive and safe. Hours later they had to reverse course.

For hours, starting just before midnight, newspaper reporters and anchors such as MSNBC's Rita Cosby interviewed euphoric loved ones and helped spread the news about the miracle rescue. Newspaper Web sites announced the happy news and many put it into print for Wednesday at deadline. "They're Alive!" screamed the banner headline in the Indianapolis Star. The Boston Globe at least added a qualifier in its banner hed: "12 Miners Reportedly Found Alive."

In many cases, the same papers stopped the presses later, after tens of thousands of copies were printed and distributed, to carry the correct report. USA Today, for example, printed an update under the headline: "Official: 1 Miner Survived."

It was "Dewey Defeats Truman" all over again. Some editors blamed officials, including the governor, for misleading reporters. In reality, rescuers had only confirmed finding 12 miners--and were checking their vital signs. But what leaked out to anxious family members was that 12 were found alive. The coal company, it later admitted, knew that the early reports were false 20 minutes after they started circulating, but did not quickly correct them. More @ Editor & Publisher

Katrina Media Proves It Cannot Be Trusted - Rush

Monday, January 02, 2006

Recommended Listening For The Week

Papa John Creach - The Best Of

Blurb From HMV:
The First Album Recorded by Papa John Creach Released by Jefferson Airplane's Own Grunt Record Label in 1971. Papa John Although Considerably Older Than the Other Member's of Jefferson Airplane Joined the Band Towards the Later Years of It's Existence. The Violin Player Soon Became a Great Favourite Among Fans and Judging by the Support He Receives on this Album Amongst Fellow Musicians. Guesting on this Disc Are Jerry Garcia and Carlos Santana with Fellow Airplane Members Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Grace Slick and Quicksilver Messenger Service Legend John Cipollina.

More On The WMF Trojan

Microsoft Scrambles To Fix 'Severe' Security Flaw
Previously unknown flaw leaves PCs vulnerable to spyware, viruses

A previously unknown flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system is leaving computer users vulnerable to spyware, viruses and other programs that could overtake their machines and has sent the company scrambling to come up with a fix.

Microsoft said in a statement yesterday that it is investigating the vulnerability and plans to issue a software patch to fix the problem. The company could not say how soon that patch would be available. (MSNBC is a Microsoft - NBC joint venture.)

Mike Reavey, operations manager for Microsoft's Security Response Center, called the flaw "a very serious issue." More @ MSNBC

More Info Here & Here & Here & Here

Gee I'm Glad I Have A Mac, I received a spam e-mail disguised as an online greeting card that had this trojan hidden in a jpeg file. It was harmless to the Mac but would have been bad news for the PC. Careful everyone.