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BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Pat Martin Affair: Straight Talk, Lost Gonch

So Pat Martin arrives in the HOC today looking disgruntled, uncomfortable.  In the middle of this morning’s session, during a vote on a motion to salute Canada’s Crappie fishermen, he sneaks out, comes back a little bit later…at ease and smiling!  Turns out his underwear was too tight, but they’re better now!  So what happened during the missing minutes?  Nobody from the Media Party has bothered to inquire!  Did Pat Martin discard his gonch?  Does his junk-catcher haunt the halls of Parliament?  Was he walking around all afternoon commando style?

And on issues like this is where we start (Read more…)

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra On Tour

Playing the mighty Pen with Bian Lilley (who is back-ground left; looks like he’s trying to hustle coins out of a vending machine).   Witnessed by crazy boy Dean.

More grey hairs in this place than backstage at a Rolling Stones concert.

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant and Brian Lilley’s Disastrous Freedom Tour

Well it was always going to be a freak show. Ezra Levant and Brian Lilley, the two Con clowns from Sun TV, on a so-called Free Speech Tour.Spewing bigotry out of every orifice, and asking their faithful followers suckers to pay for the privilege of watching them live and in person.But who knew it would be such a bust or such an execrable adventure?Read more »

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Will Brian Lilley Issue Grovelling Apology For November 18th Video Segment?

The video segment itself is  here.  Its print counterpart here. The grovelling apology (print edition) is below: Will there be a video version of this apology to follow?  Official steps have been taken by Mr. Raynolds to extract one, and they seem to have paid off: Pls’d we r expecting a full Sun News retraction of falsely attributed statements in last week’s article + TV. More to follow. #cdnpoli #LPC— Marlo Raynolds (@MarloRaynolds) November 22, 2014

Stay tuned (but not to Sun TV, needless to say).

Alberta Diary: With floodwaters rising again, will Sun News Network renew its hysterical ‘gun grab’ attacks on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?

Sun News Network columnist Lorne Gunter is presented an award by National Firearms Association President Sheldon Clare for his commentary on the so-called “High River Gun Grab.” (Grabbed from the NFA’s website.) Below: Floodwaters roar through High River last year. (CBC Photo)

Rain is falling and floodwaters are rising again in Southern Alberta.

A year less a day since catastrophic floods hit the nearby town of High River, population 13,000, local states of emergency were declared yesterday on the Blood Reserve, around the towns of Claresholm and Cardston, and in the areas of the cities of Lethbridge and (Read more…)

Alberta Diary: The ‘Self Preservation Society’ wants Jim Prentice for ‘The Alberta Job’ – but can he forgo his ambition to be PM?

“The Alberta Job.” Will the original “Self Preservation Society” get to keep the Tory gold? Is Jim Prentice – above, not exactly as illustrated – the man to help them do it? Read on to find out why we’ll probably never find out. Below: The actual Jim Prentice. Below him: Possible, rumoured, putative PC leadership candidate Stephen Mandel.

The question Jim Prentice really needs to ask himself is this: “Do I really want to ride that bus all the way to the bottom of the cliff and be sitting in it when it bursts into flames?”

The (Read more…)

Alberta Diary: Everyone must do their duty for Canada – even Sun News Network ideologues

Admiral Horatio Nelson gives up his life in the service of his country on the deck of HMS Victory on Oct. 21, 1805. Below: Horatio Nelson; his famous signal to his fleet: “England expects that every man will do his duty.” Surely, Canada should expect no less!


“England expects that every man will do his duty,” Admiral Horatio Nelson signalled from HMS Victory to the brave sailors his fleet as the Battle of Trafalgar, the decisive naval fight of the Napoleonic Wars, commenced.

Sometimes there is a moment in a nation’s history when all good people must (Read more…)

Alberta Diary: PKP to run for PQ: Why PKP, with SNN and CPC PMO spell SOS for Canada, which could be FUBAR

Impressionable English Canadian youngsters tune in to SNN for sinister ideological conditioning by RWN (right-wing nuts) on the staff of the PMO-favoured network. Below: PKP and his now-ex wife (NXW), grabbed from the Internet; SNN broadcaster Ezra Levant.

Oh, H-E-double-hockey-sticks, PKP wants another D-I-V-O-R-C-E!

This time, having just given his common-law wife of a decade the old heave-ho, it’s from us!

And I don’t know about you, but this smells a bit like C-O-N-S-P-I-R-A-C-Y.

Let me explain…

PKP for those of you who live in the ROC and are therefore wondering WTF is Pierre Karl Péladeau, who until recently (Read more…)

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Thumped By A Frenchy! Sun News Star Brian Lilley Takes Boot To Nads From French Billionaire Boss!

The only time I would ever ask my readers to watch anything from Brian Lilley.  If you really don’t want to, I’ll just say its all about Brian calling out the politically correct “over-pronunciation of French athletes names”.

Its a thoroughly grovelling apology, and the word is: Everyone’s speculating that Quebecor bosses (or even PKP himself) forced @brianlilley to apologize. If so, why now?— Steve Faguy (@fagstein) February 11, 2014

As to why of all occasions would PKF force his guy to eat dirt on tape, well, the Olympics are everywhere. Mr. Lilley’s remarks reached an audience far beyond his usual.

Alberta Diary: Ahoy there, matey! Talk about maritime disasters! Trapped on a CAPP-sized banana boat with Ezra Levant!

The captain of the the MV Zuiderdam tells Michael Coren, right, to fetch him a cup of Starbucks. Sun News Network tour group hosts may not appear exactly as illustrated. But you’ve got to admit it’s a pretty good likeness! Below: a sample of unethical oil.

Call me Ishmael!

Would you pay $8,679, or even $2,952, to be trapped for nine days aboard a boat, even a very large boat, with Ezra Levant, Michael Coren, Brian Lilley and a host of other sorry reruns from the Sun News Network commentariat, not to mention the communications vice-president of the Canadian Association

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BigCityLib Strikes Back: The State Of Levant

Glen McGregor of the Ottawa Citizen has some new viewer numbers for the Sun News Network.  They are very sad:

Who is the Monkey King, you ask?

In any case it looks like Brian Lilley is out-pointing Ezra these days. ratings wise.  Gotta be the hair.

Leftist Jab: Political Scapegoat of 2012: Michael Sona

Fraudulent phone calls and misremembered $21,000 cheques

Sun News, the media wing of the Conservative Party of Canada, through its Parliament Hill Senior Correspondent Brian Lilley “scooped” everyone when they pinpointed the source of the fraudulent robocalls in the 2011 election: Michael Sona.

Small problem with that scoop: it wasn’t true.

In defence of Brian Lilley, journalism is

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Michael Sona Vs. Brian Lilley: The Tale Of The Tape

According to Brian Lilley from Sun News, he is the guy who first broke the Mike Sona = Robocaller story back in February, 2012.  Mr. Sona has recently stated that Brian Lilley did not attempt to contact him before making the Sona = Robocaller accusation.  He has further suggested that Lilley admitted on air that he had indeed not attempted to contact Sona before making the accusation. Lilley has denied this, but his denials have been vague and a bit cagey.  That is, he’s not making clear just when Sun TV first attempted to make contact with Sona.

Well here’s the

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BigCityLib Strikes Back: A New E-Book

…from Brian Lilley, the man who found Peter Mansbridge’s lost chair.

But I bet it can’t all be that exciting.

Dented Blue Mercedes: MP’s trans predator fearmongering escalates.

On Friday, Sun News commentator Brian Lilley interviewed Rob Anders, the Member of Parliament who has drawn condemnation for conflating transsexual and transgender people with sexual predators in a petition he has been circulating on his website, and to at least one church in his riding. In “Children’s bathroom bill reaches Parliament Hill,” both doubled down on conflating trans people with sexual predators, and suggested that granting human rights inclusion will somehow enable and legally absolve predatory acts. Anders claims there is “all sorts of examples of this going on.” Which is news to anybody else.

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Alberta Diary: Does Bizarre Bethune brouhaha signal ideological rift within Harper Conservatives?

Communist physician Norman Bethune, left, and a comrade from the Red Chinese Army speak with Canadian Treasury Board President Tony Clement, right, in a vignette as imagined by Sun News Network. Below: Dr. Bethune, looking weirdly contemporary with a fashionable goatee; far-right ideologue Rob Anders; the real Mr. Clement.

Is the bizarre brouhaha over who stood up for the Chinese national anthem and what its words are evidence of a serious ideological split within Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ruling Conservative Party of Canada?

If you think stuff like that only matters in places like Communist China and North Korea, maybe

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BigCityLib Strikes Back: What Will They Whine Of Next?

From the CHRC page detailing with access to info requests:

Logically, the only people on the planet who would care would be the folks named in the request itself, desperately trolling about for something to be fake-outraged about.  It appears, however, that they haven’t found anything useful, as Fox News North is apparently down to hassling hippies at the Occupy Toronto campsite again.

Brian Lilley Apparently Has Problems With Women Having Access To Health Care

Ol’ Brian is livid, I tell you, boys ‘n’ girls, just livid! He must be still smarting from Justin Trudeau showing Senator Brazeau who’s boss in the boxing ring last week-end. Nah! He’s always been that wingnutty. Brian’s latest beef at the silly Lilley pad? A large Planned Parenthood complex being built next . . . → Read More: Brian Lilley Apparently Has Problems With Women Having Access To Health Care

Dumb and Dumber 2 announced

Word is it will be a Canadian production.

From Montreal Simon

Trudeau TKO’s testosterone out of Sun News talking heads

OK. I didn’t see the fight. My cable co. doesn’t carry Sun News. But I watched the tweets. Won a Tweet TKO of my own over Monte Solberg. And marvelled at Justin Trudeau winning in enemy territory.

From what I can gather the broadcast was 40% climate change denial, 40% CBC dissing . . . → Read More: Trudeau TKO’s testosterone out of Sun News talking heads

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Canadian Conservatives Defined

Professionally angry midget Kathy Shaidle attempts to explain who’s who in the hinterland of Canadian “conservatism” to Sun News host Brian Lilley:

Heh. By my estimation, Shaidle just slagged off about 90% of the “Bloggin’ Tories” in one form or another as not being REAL conservatives; at least that is, according to her quirky and peculiarly incoherent definition of the species.

So, suck on that all you “tedious” tax-averse conservative men that are overly tolerant of diversity; you “culturally retarded” SoCons that don’t own TVs; and wacky libertarians that are effectively enabling the hordes of drug-addled “parasites” corroding society…


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Exclusive! Brian Lilley’s audition reel for Sun TV News.

X-posted at Let Freedom Rain

Exclusive! Brian Lilley’s audition reel for Sun TV News.

Brian Lilley: "Tough year for state broadcaster"

Brian Lilley reads prepared remarks from Conservative party while Krista Erickson ponders the good ol’ days

Judging by Lilley’s employer’s ratings, I’d say his statement is more than a little ironic, especially when you consider that Sun TV News serves at the exclusive pleasure of the ruling Conservative party. Plus, its ratings are in the toilet.

But I guess ‘tough’ is a relative term.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kicking Ass In Canadian Politics

Alright, I’m a bit late to this.  Warren K carves Brian Lilley a new one in this Sun TV interview.  Notice though how hard it is to cut through an ignorant asshole’s (Lilley’s) stream of bullshit.  Many progressives think it can be done via elegant erudition.  It can’t .  WK knows you gotta be there for the whole 15 rounds, or six plus minutes or so, and keep pounding them.  Politics isn’t like chess, where you check-mate ‘em.  It’s like WWI, where you slowly crush their will to resist.

Too bad this interview didn’t happen on