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Let the panic / hate / ignorance begin

March 27, 2008

Geert Wilders has released his movie, just as he dared:You can find it on Liveleak at:  http://www.liveleak.com/e/7d9_1206624103  as stupid wordpress does not allow me to embed the thing.

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The Nexus of Politics & Terror

February 24, 2008

go Keith!

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Bye bye “conservatives”

October 6, 2007

Oh, what sad news I just found, it seems “The Western Standard” is no more.

I remember when I bought a copy back in 2004, my so far one and only one. I bought it just after I had moved to Edmonton and decided to figure out what this “Western Canada” thing is all about, and what would fit better than “Western Standard”? I ended up buying a copy and starting to read it while having lunch / coffee at Ikea (hey, their food is good and I was still stuck in a Hotel).

Anyway, I remember almost laughing out loud about some of the articles. I wasn’t quite sure if this was a satire magazine or not, though when I ended up reading their website and blog it became pretty clear that this magazine was Canada’s version of the Fox News Channel.

So now the publication is coming to an end, it seems the average Canadian just isn’t in touch with the “conservative” values that the Western Standard is trying to push. In usual theatrical tones that are common to “conservatives” this is not really a defeat, oh no, it’s not like Canada rejected them, they won the “moral” victory:

We were unable to generate a financial rate of return, but we had an enormous moral rate of return. From our very first edition, back in March of 2004, we had a disproportionately large impact on the national discussion.

Sure sure, well Western Standard, so long, nice knowing ya, maybe you can call up Rupert Murdoch and see if he’s interested in publishing you.

On a side note: It is sort of funny how the defeat is trying to be twisted, a lot of the “ardent supporters” are yacking on (especially on the blog) how “market forces” will decide and that’s all you need, now that the market has spoken though they claim to have been betrayed. Sorry, still laughing over the news.