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Warren Kinsella: The sky over Dublin

Photo (and apparently untouched) by @karltims. 

  

Warren Kinsella: The greatest lawyer’s letter ever written

Right here. And it’s real. 

What a genius. 

Warren Kinsella: Canada Post: for a few bucks, we’ll help promote racism, anti-Semitism and pedophilia

That’s right, pedophilia. In their April issue, Sears and his fellow neo-Nazis published an article that made light of the sexual abuse of children. By any reasonable standard, that’s a crime. Why isn’t Canada Post – or the government that oversees it – doing something about this?

From the Canadian Jewish News, today:

“Warren Kinsella, a lawyer and author of Web of Hate, a look at the extremist right in Canada, said he and other residents of the east end have started a website called www.Canadiansagainstprejudice.com to oppose the message of the newsletter.

The site lists Your Ward (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: You’ve all seen this already, but…wow. Trudeau better make changes, and soon!

Warren Kinsella: An average day on my Internet

Warren Kinsella: Anti-Semitic, white supremacist rag facing police probe 

Story here.

The cops will do what they do. In the meantime, those of us who live in the community aren’t going to wait. 

If you want to help us, email me at wkinsella@hotmail.com. 

Warren Kinsella: My ride to see Mad Max

…which, by the by, is indeed a subversive, seductive, smart feminist action film. And all the better because of it. 

I love this little car. It wouldn’t last long on the journey across the Mad Max wasteland, but it would look awesome as we did so. 

             Beep beep. I love my yellow Beetle, I do…

Warren Kinsella: I rise to oppose the motion by my honourable colleague from Den Tandt

Mr. Speaker, the Honourable Member from the riding of Den Tandt has caused to be published the following:

“There is one obvious way for Trudeau to leap this ditch, though it carries risk…He could speak repeatedly and off the cuff with authenticity and wit, scrumming until reporters are tired of the sound of his voice. All summer long, he could wade into town halls and other unscripted settings, giving the lie to the most damaging point in the narrative prepared for him by his opponents, which is that he’s in over his head.”

Mr. Speaker, with the greatest of (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: In this week’s Hill Times: anti-Semitism and white supremacy, courtesy of Canada Post

Some say the material is anti-Semitic and racist. So why is Canada Post distributing it?

The publication is called “Your Ward News.” It has been distributed in Toronto for quite some time, and has always been on the fringes, promoting conspiracy theories and oddball political candidates. But, in recent months, the tabloid newspaper has veered sharply Right, and started promoting material that may offend Canadian hate laws.

Among the highlights contained in recent editions of the newspaper:

· Editorials railing against Jewish postal workers, “ZioMarxists,” “parasites,” and what the paper’s editor calls “the illegitimate Zionist apartheid state of Israel (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: A punk picture is worth…

Less than a thousand words, that’s for sure. But here is a bunch of pix from Friday’s show with us, Palma Violets and PATV. What a great night, maaaan. 

Warren Kinsella: Dear late-night visitors 

Technology has improved. You can get good-quality pictures of anything, these days. 

And showing up on the same day as all that media coverage?

Not smart. 

Warren Kinsella: Palma Violets and SFH anarchy!

It was Anarchy in TO last night at The Garrison: before a sold-out crowd, the Violets and SFH (and Emma, and crew) onstage together for a shambolic, crazed version of ‘Invasion of the Tribbles.’ It was one for the ages. Bjorn and Steve Deceive, you were missed. 

 Left to right: Chilli, moi, Sam, Niblet, Pete. Pic by Lala.  

Warren Kinsella: Palma Violets and SFH SOLD OUT!

If you were planning on buying your ticket at the door for tonight’s show, sorry to say but it’s SOLD OUT. For those who got a ticket, see you tonight at The Garrison. PATV is on at 10, us at 11, and the Palma Violets at midnight!

  

Warren Kinsella: Ontario PC McNaughton advertising in neo-Nazi hate sheet?

Check it out. Unbelievable.

Warren Kinsella: Why is Canada Post distributing anti-Semitic and white supremacist hate propaganda? (Updated)

Because they are.

That’s the cover of the latest issue of a hate sheet now landing in mailboxes all over Toronto’s East End.

A sampling of some of the material contained therein:

Editorials railing against Jewish postal workers, “ZioMarxists,” “parasites,” and what the paper’s editor calls “the illegitimate Zionist apartheid state of Israel that holocausts Palestinians.” Advertisements promoting something called the “New Constitution Party,” whose membership cards feature Nazi salutes, and references to “88” – neo-Nazi code for “HH,” or “Heil Hitler.” Articles promoting Holocaust deniers Ernst Zundel, David Irving and Fred Leuchter – and denouncing “mainstream media (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: Time for some big changes at the top, LPC

Check this out. Was pinging around Twitter last night:

 

If it’s true – and I don’t know who the pollster is, perhaps Ekos – it means Team Trudeau needs to take a long look in the mirror. And make changes. 

Warren Kinsella: SFH: the handsome hunks you’ll see at The Garrison

…when we open for Palma Violets on Friday night! Just imagine: you could be in the same room as us!

And this one goes out to star LPC candidate, Bill “Open Nomination” Blair!

Warren Kinsella: “FHRITP”

You want to know how how old I am? Want to know how square I am?

I did not know what the above acronym referred to, at all. When I saw it in a CBC headline yesterday, I had to go look it up (and, once I did, I was astounded that the CBC would put something like that in a headline, but that’s a complaint for another day).

Similarly, I did not know – at all – that female reporters were being targeted by this insanity. When I expressed my astonishment to Lisa, she told me it had been (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: I think the Thomsons, Westons, Pattisons and Irvings receive quite enough benefits, don’t you?

Maybe it’s because it’s been a while since my book on this income inequality thing. Maybe it’s because the Occupy kids have moved on. Maybe it’s because I’m missing something. 

But saying this: “Benefiting every single family isn’t what’s fair.”

I don’t see what’s wrong with that. 

Sure, Justin Trudeau has made some verbal flubs. Sure, he isn’t as polished as Angry Tom, or whomever. But saying the 99 per cent deserve more benefits from their government than the one per cent? I don’t see that as a mistake. 

I see that as good politics. 

Warren Kinsella: Debate-change, game-changer

Wow.

“The federal Conservative Party says it won’t participate in the traditional leaders’ debates run by a consortium of broadcasters including CBC, CTV and Global and will instead accept up to five independently staged debates in the run-up to the fall federal election.

The decision by the Harper Conservatives appears to deal a serious if not fatal blow to the near-monopoly that broadcasters such as CBC have had in determining how federal political leaders square off before national votes.

Conservative campaign spokesman Kory Teneycke said the Tories have already accepted proposals for two new rival debates – one organized by (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: Patrick Brown: who he really is, and who he reminds me of

Who am I?

Chantal Hebert has a column in today’s Star about the new Ontario PC leader. I’m biased, but I think she pulls her punches.

Here are some of the things you need to know about young Patrick, who to me bears a striking resemblance – ideologically and otherwise – to someone else.

He is slippery about the past. For example, he claims that he considered Tim Hudak’s disastrous 100,000 job cuts pledge “ill advised” – but he was present to wildly applaud Hudak, when he made that promise, exactly one year ago this week. He is truthy (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: Alan Borovoy, RIP

I actually debated him once or twice. He kicked my ass, I think.

Didn’t agree with him on most things, but respected him on all things. A great Canadian.

Warren Kinsella: POLITICIAN GETS DRUNK WHILE HANGING OUT WITH REPORTERS

Said no front-page headline ever, anywhere, BECAUSE IT ISN’T NEWS.

Sometimes, we are a ridiculous country, cf. here and here and here.

And media wonder why Stephen Harper never attends the thing anymore. Wonder no more, etc.

Warren Kinsella: This CBC story is recklessly false

I like the writer, but this story is a pile of anti-Israel horseshit.

In particular:

Contrary to what this polemic suggests, ethnic origin was long part of the Criminal Code. A big factual error. Supporters of anti-Israel efforts are given lots of space to say whatever the Hell they want. The other side isn’t. The story simply does not back up the shocker of a headline, that the federal government is “threatening” critics of Israel with criminal charges. The screed is loaded with phrases and words like “could,” “would be,” “if,” “appears,” and so on. There is no proof, anywhere, that (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: In this week’s Hill Times: the federal implications of Alberta-stan

First things first: we now have conclusive proof Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi is not infallible.

Nenshi, much-adored by progressives everywhere, predicted Alberta’s PCs would win another majority government. “I suspect the PCs will win,” said Nenshi.

Um, no. They didn’t. It was in all the papers on Wednesday morning.

In fairness, Nenshi wasn’t the only Albertan who misjudged the electorate, or course. ‎Plenty of others did likewise.

The reason why is simple enough. If you are from Alberta (as I am) and you grew up under a PC government (as I did), you could not conceive of the Party of (Read more…)