If there was a time to fall off that cigarrette wagon, it would be now. The night is still young and after I post this, I just may well aquiesce and get me a pack of smokes; such a nice evening for it too!! Problem is, my husband will be pissed with me if I do that. Problem is, he may well also be pissed with this posting if he ever started reading my blog tonight of all nights! Yes, just to prove a point and to get back to piss off CJAD’s Tommy Schnurmacher, there will be a cartoon at the end guaranteed to offend members of the Jewish faith (my husband and my Jewish readers, namely; not because I want to, but because I need to prove a point to the 3/4 of the neo-con faction of CJAD’s Gang of 4: should really be called gang of 3 gang up on Egbert Gaye).
First were the inaccuracies. Kim, dear, the Ann Coulter people themselves cancelled the event; not the University of Ottawa; not the Ottawa Police; not the big bad “Extreme Left” as you put it. Something tells me they never did plan to speak at the University of Ottawa anyway. All of this was a scam cooked up by the organizers like Ezzy Levant and Kathy Shaidle. I am not alone in thinking this, neither. Please do read all the links I have provided, much better than most of corporate media of today.
Tommy goes on to bring his own brand of McCarthyism to the show; we’re labelled “Marxists” in his world. Great! Another neo-con fast and loose with the overly misused terms. Tommy, you really should think of retiring. That material is really getting old.
Trudy Mason, the newscaster and journalism professor at Concordia (yes, Kim, don’t look now, you were in the same room with a leftest: oh no, wait! No, Trudy is the black sheep of Concordia; she must do Mike Porky Puffy Duffy so proud! ) was the only one who actually gave the protesters at U of O some validation. Ok, let’s give her credit for that.
Kim, for you to lament about Conservative persecution in universities is really rich, considering you help serve Harpercon Kool-aid du Jour at Corporate Right wing Astral Talk. Yes, let’s do talk about bias. Hell, a few of your newscasters, Trudy Mason and Brian Lilley (at least) even deliver the news are so obviously right winged. Ol’ Brian’s reports ooze that neo-con slant and Trudy, well, a classic example of why newscasters shouldn’t be doing opinion at the same time. Whatever happened to newscasters and reporters being neutral? Reporting and delivering the news without prejudice? Every Astral Talk station I’ve heard to date brings out the Harpercon cheerleader in them. Ever hear Redneck Ryan Doyle? Or how’s about Chuckles Adler over at Corus? And all those Asper papers, the Grope & Fail, C (for Conservative) TV, and of course, Sun Media, the Fox News of Canada, the National Pest; plus the Flogging Blogging Tories. Hell, even the CBC has taken a right turn as of late. Have I left anything out?
Oh, and I seriously doubt the University of Calgary is extreme left as you put it. Their Provost is gushing and sucking up and all ga ga for posterity. I have no doubt the University of Calgary impressionable young neo-cons in training will be a captive audience. However, no best seller to be produced in Ezzy’s home town where they would sympathize.
So Kim, if you’re ok with a 90% right wing media who do nothing but tell folks to vote for Stevie and the Harpercons here in Canada, don’t bitch about so-called leftist university’s persecution of neo-cons
Oh Tommy, how abysmally you behave! You really are starting to be the epitome of incivility. You actually are starting to make Redneck Ryan have some semblence of class.
Absolute Free speech? No problem with Ann’s need to improve Jews? You jump and get all offended at holocaust deniers, as well you should: most of us with some semblence of an IQ above sea-level should be offended at such things. How come you have no problem with Muslim Bashing then? You poke fun at those who are concerned for the safety of Muslims or any other identifiable group?
How come you have no problem with her spouting that Jews need to be “perfected” but you get all hot and bothered when people use words like Nazi and/or Hitler in such a loose manner (I do remember that Gang of 4 show from awhile back; when Murray Sherriffs was still with you. Kim would remember, she was on to)? Isn’t that free speech too? You also got hot and bothered at the idea of Ol’ Stevie being photoshopped in SS uniforms or being compared to Hitler; that too is free speech by your definitions. What? What’s good for the goose ain’t good for the gander?
Also Tommy, more hypocrisy, You want absolute free speech? Then how come those protesters who were just noisy were a problem for you? That’s free speech. They’re entitled to it too under absolute free speech. They weren’t hurting anyone.
Tell me Tommy, are you also ok with speech that incites crazies to severely beat up gays? Silly question, you religious (any denomination) folks all homosexuality is an abomination. As you were then.
Absolute free speech in a civilized society. Can’t be done, that’s why there are hate speech laws (Section 318 and 319 ) on the books. They’re there to protect you as well as others in identifiable groups, Tommy.
Why has she become your darling? Could it be because of this infamous hateful and dangerous rant of her’s?
“the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East, and sending liberals to Guantanamo.”
That isn’t hate speech? That doesn’t incite violence or inspire some unstable neo-con white supremacist to go on a rampage? Can you honestly tell me that?
I also remember you and Kim speaking out against the annual anti-police brutality demonstrations on Montreal Streets…that’s free speech too, by your definition, isn’t it?
Oh, and free speech isn’t applicable to Egbert Gaye, as Josh your caller pointed out, it would appear to any listener. He does wait politely and no doubt, dutifully for all the cons to talk first, and then when it’s his turn, you all jump on him and he is drowned out. How come you don’t have more balanced left wingers to actually debate you folks? You folks don’t want debate, that’s why. If you did, you would have stronger left of center or somewhat more progressive pundits on the Gang of 4. Your station (or Astral Media for that matter) would have other more moderate talk show hosts besides Dan Laxer and the progressive, Anne Lagace Dowson.
And of course, You love absolute free speech, even when it leads to murdering abortion doctors, desecrating synagogues, bomb threats to Muslim schools, a gay couple getting mugged and beaten beyond recognition on their way home from an outing and the Klu Klux Klan burning crosses on front yards?? It’s hate speech that initiate all those acts.
I’m sorry but simply ignoring her or boycotting her speeches don’t cut it. All it takes is for some unstable white supremacists or neo-cons to go out and commit serious harm to someone or a group because they were influenced by what she said.
Doesn’t everybody have a right to feel secure? Seriously! Funny, the Canada I knew was more humane and civilized.
Oh, and Tommy, don’t like that I call you a hypocritical ass-hole? Too bad! That too is free speech in your world.
And explain why it was ok to bar George Galloway from coming to Canada to speak, and why was Nobel Prize nominated
Dr Mustafa Barghouti given such a difficult time to enter Canada for his speaking engagements? And please, a little more than that feeble mumbling of well ‘George Galloway is revolting…but he should have been allowed here’… would have been appropriate here. Or do you hate Palestinians (or all Muslims)?
And now, another reason Tommy has sooo pissed me off. I’m about to break a promise to myself. I promised myself that I would tell it like it is here at Sister Sage’s Musings and that I would be unapologetic about it. Well, I’m going to apologize for the cartoon below. it may insult my Jewish readers. Those who know me will hopefully understand that I put this cartoon up to simply make a point to free speech hypocrites like Tommy and Ezzy and of course, the Harpercon cheerleaders who don’t like Hitler or Nazi being used so flippantly. On that note, Tommy and Ezzy, the following cartoon is for you!