Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Bloc Quebecois Should Fuck Off.

And no, I will not watch my language. Not this time. These people are goombahs.

The Parti Quebecois is no better. Just the other day security guards at the Quebec legislature denied entry to four Sikhs with kirpans on their sashes. Quebec is going all French about regulating niqabs and so on and fair play to them but the Parti Québécois wants to go whole hog and "regulate" kirpans. If that wasn't stupid enough the Blocquistes now want kirpans banned from the House of Commons in Ottawa.

Apparently, these people think kirpans are "knives," so it's a security issue. Sweet Mother of God. You couldn't even cut into a banana with a kirpan.

The blockheads and the pequistes are being just as stupid about this as those Royal Canadian Legion people a few years ago who wanted Sikh veterans to remove their turbans before being allowed into legion halls. Some geezers thought turbans were hats, if you don't mind. If I'm giving the Bloc MPs way too much benefit of the doubt here by regarding them as merely dimwits and eejits, get a load of this: "The Conservative government and the NDP refused to take a public position in the dispute." Mewling, spineless wankers.

Good for Iggy. He says the kirpan should be allowed in every legislature in Canada. And just you wait - I'll bet you a loonie to a nickel that the guns-for-everybody crowd will be on Iggy's case any time now, caterwauling about security threats and political correctness and the mollycoddling of immigrants and such gibberish. As though the presence of kirpan-wearing turbaned Sikhs was something new for Canada, like they haven't been here from pretty well the beginning already.

If you wanted to assault some politician in any one of Canada's legislative precincts you certainly would not use a kirpan. You'd pick up a desk and drop it on the auld slag. That's what I'd do anyway.

Just saying is all.

UPDATE: The NDP points out that its caucus members fall within the taxonomical classification of the phylum chordata, after all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if our courts ans Security Services are going to let them build bombs in Surrey that blow up in airports in Japan and the cargo holds of planes over the Irish Sea, I can't understand why we are upset about kirpans.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

As you might recall, the dead from the Air India bombing were mainly Sikhs, and the Sikhs in Surrey were at the forefront in trying to alert Ottawa, year after year, about the Khalistani nutcases terrorizing their community.

You want my kirpan? From my cold dead hands!



2:48 PM  
Blogger brad said...

"the NDP refused to take a public position in the dispute." Mewling, spineless wankers."

Yes this is all too often the case with the NDP. Although in terms of capitulating on principles, they hardly have the market cornered, and are probably largely outdone at any time by the federal Liberal Party. But in this instance you may want to correct the record

3:54 PM  
Blogger brad said...

ps The first cbc article you posted appears to wrong. I was about to fire off a nasty letter to Layton until I read their position on the NDP website, and came across this, from the second article you linked in the TO Star

"The announcement by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff on Thursday, which echoes the position of the NDP, makes it clear that any attempt to ban the kirpan would face resistance in Parliament...
If the kirpan issue causes political dilemmas for some, the Liberals and NDP have taken an unequivocal line. New Democrats have already called the Bloc move shameful."

4:01 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Could it be that the NDP made up its mind afterwards, or discovered that it had already made up its mind on this issue before?

In any event, I will update. Thanks for pointing this out.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

P.S. Some of the editorial commentary elsewhere on this subject is absolutely vile, I've noticed.

Maybe it's just me. In the neighborhood where I set myself down way back when, there was a Sikh temple two blocks away, built in 1911. It was the Sikhs who were "accomodating" us and putting up with our strange food and our weird lingo backchat and to be a Paddy was to be in the immigrant minority in a community of long standing, delightfully and positively infested with Italians and Russians but not near enough Japanese because those families had been hauled away in the internment and most never came back, which is another story altogether. Well, not altogether.

That it would be Quebeckers that made this latest smell is, but I suppose shouldn't be, surprising. And all along I thought (I have half a mind to say) that it was those Johnny-Foreigner Anglos moving in that would end up causing the downfall of civilization as we know it. How wrong I was.

8:39 PM  
Blogger D. Scott Barclay said...

re: Terry Glavin: The kirpan is mightier than the Bloc-head, Jan. 21, 2011

Terry Glavin is a professor of creative writing. Your writing is certainly 'creative'. In that it has precious little connection to reality. Your use of the ‘f’ word in your personal blog, I regret to inform you, is not entirely without precedent, not exactly original nor creative.
Resorting to profanity betrays a deficient vocabulary. And if you are not a fluid, interesting, gifted writer, I can assure you, it won’t make you one.

Nota bene: a dull knife plunged into flesh does more damage than a sharp one.
(ref: the alumni of the College of Hard Knox et al.)

The right to work, learn, go to school, debate in a public weapon-free space, without intimidation however implicit or hidden, trumps (which means fyi; ‘supersedes’) a religious tradition. You are wrong, the Supreme court is wrong. Its been allowed for political reasons only, because it garnered votes for the Liberals who appointed most of the members of the Supreme Court.

p.s. There are many reasons to despise the Bloc. This is not one of them.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear D. Scott Barclay,

Fuck off.

Aaron C. Hill

5:11 PM  
Blogger D. Scott Barclay said...

Sorry to dispute your passionate opinion Terry, but it was bound to happen sometime. Hope I didn't blow your cover. I'm sure you mean well in your own Paddy way. (You call yourself that, I'm just repeating it.)
The gift of the gab, a pint of whiskey, and a good fight - life is good.


9:33 AM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

The problem with people like you, Barclay, is that you have a terrible difficulty in discerning "opinion" from fact, you don't even notice what's going on here. The Bloc is playing people like you like tin flutes.

Bilingualism and "multiculturalism" (in its old-style meaning) was the Canadian consensus that contained Quebec separatists and ethnic chauvinists in their sad little corral. The Bloc and the PQ are trying to break that consensus by using Anglo numpties to rally around an official Quebec-nationalist rejection of multiculturalism. And you're falling for it. Such genius. Being completly fucking humourless doesn't help you either.

Personally, I think it was a big mistake that Canada ever allowed certain Johnny Foreigners I will not mention into this country, with their smelly food and their bad teeth and weird customs and their funny names (like "Barclay")and their demands for special treatment.

We bent over backwards so far to please one of their sects that we even made the boss of their weird Protestant religion the head of the Canadian state. They ruined this country with their ethnic infighting, year afer year after year, when we should have just told them to leave their petty quarrels back home. Now the other sect has its own "national assembly" and even its own province where we're forced to speak their language and they're still not satisfied. And get this: Now both sects are teaming up - I always said they were all the same, those people - and they're demanding that we all make a big hairy deal about kirpans because they find them "offensive" or something, and we're supposed to humour them and "accomodate" them and just put up with it in case we "upset" them.

It's political correctness gone mad if you ask me. Ponko is right. They should just fuck off.

10:35 AM  
Blogger D. Scott Barclay said...

Sorry, I just don’t find repetitive vulgarity and hatefulness comical. And you likely don’t find my attempts at sarcasm humourous. (Yes, you have every right to discredit me by just the origin of my name, as I already did the same to you.) However, its Your Blog, You have set the tone and the height of the bar. Look at your title - there is no bar. So what do you expect?

Of course the Bloc is exploiting the situation to stir-up bad feeling. They are parasites that have contributed nothing to democracy except to prevent any party from gaining a majority, and disenfranchising people in Quebec as they can never govern or even form a coalition. All the while they collect their salaries, free benefits and indexed federal pensions from a system they pretend to reject. But even though its ill-intentioned, they just happen to be right, if by accident alone. You are letting your dislike for Quebec cloud your thinking.

All the above doesn’t change the principle that all people are equal under the law. If you don’t accept this principle, then further rational discussion is pointless. My daughters do not have the right to carry a small tube of pepper spray in their purse. Even though violence and rape against young women is a regular occurrence in Canada’s two largest cities where they live.

That is just an aside. Because we have competing rights and freedoms, it means that all rights can have limits; that includes Religious rights, just like freedom of speech. If you believe that Canadians, like Americans should have the right to carry a small weapon, into schools, assemblies and all public places including parliaments, then advocate changing the law. A dagger is a dagger. Full Stop. If its just a ‘symbol’ and not supposed to be drawn from its sheath, then like in New York, it should be adhered permanently in its sheath. I’m not pandering to a minority Terry, you are.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

My dislike for Quebec?

Fuck off, Barclay. You can't tell satire from shinola, fact from opinion or a kirpan from pepper spray.

Fuck off and don't come back.

4:44 PM  
Blogger D. Scott Barclay said...

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6:16 AM  
Blogger vildechaye said...

Oh my, what a pompous ass. Well-deserving of the boot, expletives included. I hate pretentious prigs who throw in latin terminology like "nota bene" to puff themselves up more. "Vulgarity," more commonly referred to as swearing by us common types, can drive a point home nicely and be amusing at the same time, unless, of course, you're an insufferable dickhead. I prefer a good health "fuck off" to words like "indefatigable" and "steadfast," but hey, that's just me.

And finally, what can you say about a guy who writes "You are wrong, the Supreme court is wrong." Delusions of godhood? Megalomaniacal? Bumptious blowhard? or all of the above?

12:22 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...


My aud man was fiercely anti-swearing. Would never use foul language and discouraged it quite ruthlessly among his sons. But was amendable to its employment in the proper circumstance. Used to say, "You know, you should never underestimate the power of a little bit of profanity now and then."

2:33 PM  
Blogger vildechaye said...

Clever guy, your dad.

8:10 PM  
Blogger EscapeVelocity said...

Its good to see some Westerners standing up for their culture.

4:46 PM  
Blogger vildechaye said...

Denying the right to wear a kirpan isn't standing up for western culture. It's standing up for being ignorant and stupid.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Hugo Shebbeare said...

Thankfully the Bloc has less seats than a Toyota Tercel now, and here are the principal reasons why (we were told it was crazy to imagine Duceppe dethroned from his riding, how wrong they were!) :

2:25 PM  

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