Friday 30 August 2013

Call the WAAHmulance!

When pesky fetus fetishists chalked up the sidewalk outside his Toronto business with anti-choice glurge, Imperial Pub owner, Fred Newman, told them to knock it off. They refused so he got his staff to wash it away.

Well, of course they wanted to provoke something, so they redid it.
Here's how LifeShite is reporting the incident.
Newman then became aggressive towards the group, shouting and waiving his arms.

Footage filmed by Golob shows Newman demanding the pro-life activists leave the area. Golob can be heard saying to her companions: “You don’t have to engage with him [the owner], I just want to make sure nothing violent happens.”

At that point, footage shows Newman turning towards Golob and launching himself at her with raised fists shouting: “This is violence.”

Golob escaped injury by ducking away from his blow.
(IANAL but a bit of advice: perhaps LifeShite would be well advised to add an 'alleged' before that 'blow'.)

It goes on. (Dig the language.)
“[This is just] another example of the pro-‘choice’ movement violently attacking women in attempt [sic] to take away their choice to publicly demonstrate,” said Golob at the time to

When Golob reported the incident to police, she was disturbed when the officer appeared to take the side of the pub owner. Police refused to pursue the matter further.

“When I called the police, Officer Humphreys told me that since the pub owner didn't ‘touch’ me there was nothing they could do," she said. "They said that if I go back a second time, and the police get called, then I would be to blame because I would be ‘disturbing the peace.’"
Officer Humphreys is right. That's exactly what they were doing -- shit-disturbing.

Fetus fetishists have an odd fascination for that corner. That's the site of their annual creepy xmas crying toy-soldier billboard.

On Twitter, we were speculating why that corner is so attractive to them. Targets may be a nearby public health clinic (that doesn't do abortions obviously) perhaps serving Ryerson students or just Ryerson students in general.

In any case, it's a good pub. The Library upstairs is very comfy with a fairly quiet patio. So, if you've worked up a thirst in the Yonge/Dundas neighbourhood, drop in and show your support.

The Imperial Pub is on Twitter too. Another way to show them some love.

UPDATE: Best notion on why that corner.

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Ted Cruz, future candidate for US prez ...

will renounce his birthright to "soshalist" benefits and advantages that his family members fully exploited when they lived in Canada, where little Ted was born.

Senator Cruz is leading a crusade to repeal Obamacare because it smacks of socialism even though it expands health-care insurance coverage to millions of Americans.

The petition on his website reads: “I do NOT support socializing health care in America. I understand that, in every other nation that has socialized health care, the result has predictably been poorer quality health care, a crushing tax burden, scarcity and rationing, and complete government control of individual medical decisions.”

You’d think that a Canadian citizen who was born in a Canadian “socialist” hospital would know better.

By late 1970 when Ted was born, Alberta had finally joined the national medicare plan. The Cruzes would have received all medical care, including delivery of baby Ted, for next to nothing. Even before 1970, the Alberta government had provided free maternity care under a version of health-care insurance known at the time as Manning Care.

And despite what Cruz says about complete government control of individual health decisions, I am sure his mother got to choose the obstetrician and pediatrician she wanted and that no one would have interfered with the decisions taken by her and those doctors.

But then again if you were born in Canada but you want to be president of the United States it’s important to shuck that left-wing taint.

And you certainly wouldn’t want anyone to know that you actually benefitted from all that socialism.

So, renouncing one's Canadian citizenship is easy-peasy, not so much US citizenship which is time-consuming and requires a lot of form-filling as well as forking money over to Uncle Sam.   

Less facile for Cruz is that inconvenient bit about NOT being physically born in the US, which is constitutionally required of all presidents.

Among critics of Barack Obama, there is a whole lunatic contingent known as "birthers" because they claim that the current POTUS isn't a legal natural-born citizen, that his birth certificate is fraudulent.

Confused yet?

This should be helpful, for understanding the issues.

Many hope that the place of birth question will disqualify Cruz, as some think that he's a more dangerous Joe McCarthy.

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Cross-border Right Wing Nut Job Gathering ...

to be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario in early September.

This. Warning: mute sound on your laptop or device unless glurge-y music and a sermon about the Virgin Mary is your thing.

It appears that Roméo Dallaire's staff didn't bother to google "Fatima: the path to peace" when the invitation for the senator to speak came into the office.

Had someone done that, they would have discovered the deeply gynophobic, racist, homophobic and anti-semitic ideology this organization promotes.

From here:

Beyond the obvious, what do a far-right Italian politician, the president of the John Birch Society and former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul have in common?

In early September, the men are all scheduled to speak – along with a lengthy list of archconservative clergy, lawyers and academics – at a conference in Canada sponsored by the Fatima Center, part of the “radical traditionalist Catholic” movement, perhaps the single largest group of hard-core anti-Semites in North America. 

Senator Dallaire has withdrawn from the conference.  I'm ambivalent about that.  He should have gone ahead and spoken to the religious RWNJ audience before him, and excoriated their medieval asses.

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Fishing Trip Nets Unexpected Prize

RH Reality Check has performed a great service in documenting the total waste of time perpetrated by the US House RAPEublicans' latest fishing expedition.

In May, Republican members of two congressional committees—the House Judiciary Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee—wrote letters to the departments of health and attorneys general in all 50 states, asking for thousands of pages of information about how each state monitors and regulates abortion.

“By now you are surely aware of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, who is charged with the serial murder of infants, the murder of a female patient, and other felonies committed in the operation of his abortion clinic in Philadelphia,” wrote committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Trent Franks (R-AZ), chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, in the letter sent to all state attorneys general. “We are seeking to find out if state and local governments are being stymied in their efforts to protect the civil rights of newborns and their mothers by legal or financial obstacles that are within the federal government’s power to address.”
With the implied threat -- 'and if you are not sufficiently stymying women seeking abortion and the medical staff who serve them, we'll help you with that'.

The RAPEublicans were seeking to bolster with facts -- FACTS! -- their federal bill banning all abortions in all 50 states after '20 weeks post-fertilization'. (The bill has zero chance of passing in the Senate.)

Well, that didn't work out very well. In fact, I believe this is a sterling example of being hoist on one's own petard.

RH Reality Check obtained these documents from the various states and analyzed them. The data base is here.

An analysis of these documents shows that congressional Republicans will find no support for their arguments in favor of new restrictions on abortion care in the evidence presented by the states. In particular, to the extent that anti-choice advocates claim that women are being put at risk by abortion services, these documents—from the very state entities charged with overseeing and regulating abortion—show the contrary. They show that abortion in the United States is highly regulated and overwhelmingly safe.

Lots of details at the link and in the data base. RH Reality Check plans further analyses and reports.

I want to highlight just one of their findings: the myth of the 'born-alive' fetuses.
On the issue of infants being “born alive” after a botched abortion, Pennsylvania was the only state that reported such conduct. That was in the case of Kermit Gosnell, who has been convicted of murder.

The “born-alive” fetus is a favorite theme of the anti-choice movement, which has perpetuated the claim that a large number of viable fetuses are born alive after failed second- and illegal third-trimester abortions as a way of shifting public opinion on abortion. This claim has been heavily criticized by public health experts who say this is an exceedingly rare occurrence and is in any case already covered by existing law and regulation. Nearly 90 percent of all abortions occur within the first trimester of pregnancy, the majority of these before nine weeks. In short, the vast majority of abortions in the United States occur at the embryonic stage, prior to the fetal stage. Since only a small share of all abortions are late second-trimester (after 20 weeks), and since third-trimester abortions are illegal in all but the most exceptional circumstances, it is not surprising that state records show that the myth of “born-alive” fetuses is, indeed, a myth.
Doncha just love it when dimwits try to be smart? It just about always blows up real good. On them.

ADDED: Media Matters for America demonstrates how thoroughly MSM in the US has bought into the lies surrounding the 20-week ban.

Monday 19 August 2013

Autism is NOT the new "orange".

This hateful diatribe was surreptiously left by a pathetic creature.  She claims to be a mother.  From the vile tone of her letter, one might also suspect she's a "pro-life" zealot, one who wants government to police women's uterus as though they were public property, but doesn't want her taxes supporting pre-natal health care, or anything in support of children's well-being once they're born and dependent upon adults' care.

Since the letter's writer suggests that the child she calls a hindrance should be euthanized and "whatever non retarded body parts he possesses" be donated to science, his family have contacted the police to investigate, and hopefully, lay charges.

Autism is a different way of being human.  Scientific and educational research is evolving; neurological differences that once were labeled "abnormal" are now accepted as one manifestation of how the brain is organized.  Adaptions are still necessary for autistic persons to be be able to navigate a world that is geared to the neurotypical.

The ugliness of that woman's letter harkens to the violence and persecution that albino folks still suffer in regions of the world, for example.

Superstition and ignorance are an affliction; autism is not.

Grand merci to @matttbastard for link to news story.

ADDED by fh: Reaction from someone who knows whereof she speaks.

UPDATE:  People rally from all around Oshawa and Newcastle in support of the autistic boy targeted by the letter, and his family.

Saturday 17 August 2013

What's Missing from The Star's Latest on Ford's Felonious Friends?

The first sentence from The Star's latest story on Rob Fucking Ford and his criminal associates:
Toronto police are investigating attempts by associates of Mayor Rob Ford to retrieve the crack cocaine video.
Notice anything missing there?


Compare to this poll being run by NewsTalk 1010 at the moment, which, by the way is running 84% 'yes'.

The Toronto Star reports that police are looking into Rob Ford's buddies' attempts to get their hands on an alleged video of the mayor smoking from a crack pipe. Do you believe the footage exists?
The Star has abandoned the use of the word 'alleged'.

The crack cocaine video.

No one, not The Star, not the cops, not a significant majority of NewsTalk's audience doubts.

Most significantly, The Star's lawyers do not doubt its existence.

I might blog on the story itself, with its plethora of sketchy characters, most of whom live in their parents' basements while driving pricey cars, later.

But for now, I just wanted to point this omission out.

Friday 16 August 2013

Practice Makes Perfect

Gwen LanDOLT is trying to walk back her most recent imbecility.

Speaking to LifeShite, she claims her views were misrepresented in the CBC article that implied she was okey-dokey with the death penalty for homosexuality.

Then there's this paragraph with a rather breath-taking phrase.
Last week REAL Women criticized Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, a practicing homosexual, for imposing what it called “his own perspective on homosexuality” in foreign countries such as Uganda, Kenya, and Russia that have passed laws aimed at preserving the traditional family structure.

Heh. I just googled 'practicing homosexual' and got pages and pages of Why Practicing Homosexuals Can't Be Christians. Must be a Christian thing.

Oo. Looky here. On page 7 of the November/December 2012 REALity(pdf) (newsletter of REAL Women):
It is common knowledge that John Baird is a homosexual, and, apparently, his personal support for homosexuality overcame any reluctance he had about being up close and personal with his political rivals—the Liberals.
So, this isn't a first. Seems REAL Women keeps hoisting this flag and no one salutes it.

Pity poor Gwen. Must be soooo frustrating to be a galloping homophobe in a country that doesn't give a shit about a politician's sexuality.

h/t Big City Lib

Thursday 15 August 2013

PSA: Complain about fetal gore pr0n

In the comments here Alison reports that the Fetal Gore Porn Gang has struck again, this time in Brampton.

And the reaction -- again -- is predictably revulsion and outrage that children are exposed to this crap.

The FGPG don't get it. Fetal porn does not work and simply reeks of desperation.

Joyce Arthur advises:
If you or your family has been victimized by being forced to view CCBR's graphic imagery, please complain to your city council and to police, describing what happened and the resulting harms, and email a copy of your complaints to ARCC. Even if the city or police don't respond or refuse to act, more complaints mean more pressure, and it builds a case for future regulation.

Email is info @ arcc-cdac (dot) ca

It's NOT their fault. Abortion makes them do it.

From the You-Can't-Make-This-Shit-Up file: Fetus fetishists want to shut down Dr Tiller's recently reopened clinic because. . . .

it attracts noisy, violent, disruptive nutbars.

Now, anti-abortion groups in the state have come up with a new argument for closing South Wind Women’s Center: They’re claiming it’s a disruption to the community because it attracts too much noise. On Tuesday, several anti-choice groups submitted a petition asking city officials to rezone the area as “non business” so South Wind isn’t allowed to perform abortions anymore.

According to the Wichita Eagle, abortion opponents are citing several reasons that the clinic shouldn’t be allowed to operate in the community: several gun incidents that occurred when Tiller practiced there, the lack of communication between the clinic’s security staff and the anti-abortion activists to “defuse violence” before it occurs, the level of “antagonism” between the the clinic’s escorts and the anti-choice protesters, and the fact that it may be “inappropriate” for school children to see graphic signs and protests affiliated with the clinic.
Or, as Wonkette puts it:

Gun-Toting ‘Pro-life’ Thugs Want Abortion Clinic Shut Down To Keep Away Gun-Toting ‘Pro-life’ Thugs

ADDED: Wait. It gets better (or worse, depending on your insanity level).

Mark Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, said in a recent news release that the threat of shootings at South Wind Women's Center in Wichita was enhanced by the Republican-led Legislature's adoption of conceal-and-carry law expanding ways for people to take concealed handguns into public, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported ( ).

Gietzen said an influx of advocates with concealed guns around the new Wichita clinic meant homes would "continuously be in the line of fire." Both Kansans for Life and Operation Rescue decried the remarks.
So, is he's threatening 'continuous fire'?

Seems so. But just like 'provocatively' dressed rape victims, clinic escorts are PROVOKING violence.
"With the new conceal-carry laws enacted since the closure of the Tiller abortion facility, the number of armed people present on site will likely be higher — not lower," Gietzen said. "South Wind escorts antagonize and provocatively taunt the pro-life volunteers on the site in ways that make serious violence more likely."

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Help! I have a pre-born brainwashed soldier in my uterus!

This is interesting, not so much for the theology, but for the author's view of the necessity of the argument.

A Catholic theologian, Charles Camosy, whom LifeShite tars as the guy who invited 'pro-abortion' ethicist, Peter Singer, to speak, first refers to the case in Phoenix in which a nun got excommunicated for saving a life. Specifically, the life of a pregnant woman. And more specifically, by approving a 'direct abortion'.

He says, rightly, that the Church was characterized (again) as 'anti-woman'.

The Church can do better.

And we must do better.  The new moment in the abortion debate demands it. Our culture is clearly moving in a pro-life direction, but we must also honestly face the fact that huge majorities–including many hardcore pro-lifers–support direct abortion to save the life of the mother.  If the Church’s position can once again be marginalized as “anti-woman” because it will not permit direct abortion to save the life of the mother, it will have the effect of the aftermath of the Phoenix case–and we will be sitting on the sidelines of the debate. Our ability to participate in an American political debate is not, of course, a good reason to change or reject certain tenants of Catholic moral theology.  It is, however, a good reason for American Catholics to revisit some ideas that have been largely unexplored, and perhaps prematurely shut down.
What a radical idea! If Catholics don't want to be left in the dust of history, they might have to *gasp* rethink their medieval ways.

But of course, they're going to go about it in medieval ways.
Both Catholic moral theology, and moral philosophy in general, has invoked (for some time now) the concept of the “Innocent Aggressor.”  There are at least three kinds of innocent aggressors:

1.  Those who, through no fault of their own, are violent because of insanity or other mental condition.  Suppose someone puts drugs in another’s coffee which makes them temporarily and violently insane.

2.  Those who, through no fault of their own, are using violence in a way that they mistakenly believe to be just. Someone attacking the wrong person in a just war, for instance.

3.  Those children who cannot be said to be guilty of anything because they are not yet fully rational.  Think about brainwashed, eight-year-old child soldiers as an example.
Some further mental gymnastics allow him to pose the question: might a fetus that is harming its incubator unto death be considered an Innocent Aggressor and thus permit direct abortion?

Because, remember, Catholics believe that 'direct' abortion is NEVER medically necessary. 'Indirect' abortion, whatever the hell that is, MAY be acceptable in some circumstances.

Catholic thinking is pretzelly as hell, but if it allows them to move even a smidgeon towards the 20th century, we should applaud.

*Slow clap.*

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Keep digging!

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, second from left, poses for a photo opportunity with, from left to right, chairman of the Toronto Port Authority Mark McQueen, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in Toronto Friday, March 9, 2012.

 Harper, Ford, Flaherty and some other entitled person.

The photograph was used last evening at this event, sponsored by the Canadian Labour Congress.

Julie Lalonde did a presentation for Hollaback! Ottawa.

I'll post more about that later; my DSL is wonky and my internet connection tenuous at the moment - the aftermath of last night's deluge.

In the meantime fellas, keep digging!  If you're as persistent about doing that as you are at serving corporate interests, you'll have burrowed your way to China, eventually ...

Monday 12 August 2013

Ford Follies: Monday Morning Round-up

Your Monday morning round-up on the bizarreness that is the Chief Magistrate of Toronto.

First from the Globe and Mail, Rob Fucking Ford goes to jail.

An after-hours appearance by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at a west-end jail in March was deemed unusual by correctional officials and prompted an e-mail describing the incident for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, multiple sources have told The Globe and Mail.

Mr. Ford went to the jail that night to speak with a then-inmate named Bruno Bellissimo, The Globe has learned. Mr. Bellissimo, 43, is not named in the e-mail, but two sources, including Mr. Bellissimo’s mother, identified him as the person Mr. Ford was trying to contact.

At around 7 p.m. on March 25, about three hours after official visiting hours, Mr. Ford arrived unannounced at the Toronto West Detention Centre and asked if he could have a tour of the jail, four sources with knowledge of aspects of the incident said. After the tour request was declined, the mayor indicated he wanted to meet with Mr. Bellissimo, a source in the correctional system, as well as Mr. Bellissimo’s mother, Maria Bellissimo, said in interviews.
Bruno Bellissimo is described as having 'a history of drug-related activity'. He and Ford have known each other since they were kids.

Note also Ford lied initially, saying he wanted a tour of the jail then revealing he wanted to see Bellissimo.

Back to Taste of the Danforth. On his radio show yesterday, Ford admitted he had 'a couple of beers'. To many people this is the troubling bit.

The mayor said he drove himself to the festival area, and “I was not drinking.” But after having a few beers, Ford said he did not drive home because he was met by members of his staff.

For me, the tell is that he dodged the official function *and* his staff to go to the festival unleashed. Staff found out through 'social media', presumably Twitter, and came running. Along with about ten cops (?), they caught up with him.

Also. Again from The Star link.

His brother Doug, who is an Etobicoke councillor, added that he also joined the mayor at Taste of the Danforth.

“We go down to a festival. We have a couple beers and you have everyone on you,” Doug Ford said, noting they are just “average guys.”
The Star points out that 'those comments run counter' to what Dougie said in March.
Radio host Jerry Agar questioned Doug Ford about whether his brother has an alcohol problem. Doug Ford went as far as saying he has never seen Rob drink.

“When I’m out at an event, and you can ask any councillor, or anyone, I’ve never seen Rob drink. At family functions, I’ve never seen Rob drink,” he said in March.

All lies. All the time.

Image source and links to videos from Taste of the Danforth.

Saturday 10 August 2013

Is that a politician in your pocket?

So, Jabba the Mayor got wasted last night and wandered around Taste of the Danforth, where he was caught on video. NOW has the story with links to videos here. I may blog on this later, but for now I want to focus on another story about Ford that broke yesterday.

First, though, consider this photo that Edward Keenan wrote about last week under the title, 'The photo that gets more incriminating all the time'.

Anyhow, forget the video for at least a moment. Think about the photograph. In the picture above, there are four men. One is dead, two are under arrest, and one is the mayor of Toronto.

Keenan details all the links the photo has to 'brutal violence and the gun and drug trades, or both', and winds up with:
One murder, two shootings, one stabbing, one home invasion and beating with a pipe, four arrests, many search warrants, and the mayor of Canada’s largest city.

Forget the video. The photo provides enough troubling questions on its own.
Indeed. Many, many troubling questions.

And now there are more.

Late yesterday, the Toronto Sun (the Toronto Sun!) ran this exclusive.
“You owe me money,” a convicted drug peddler screamed at Rob Ford after bursting into the mayor’s home and later threatening to kill him.

Court documents recently obtained by the Toronto Sun reveal stunning new details about the mayor’s frightening run-in with a man who once had close ties to the Ford family — an incident that occurred in Rob Ford’s Etobicoke home and raises more questions in the wake of the crack cocaine allegations that have been dogging him.

A strung out Scott MacIntyre, the ex-boyfriend of Ford’s sister Kathy, entered uninvited through the unlocked front door of the Edenbridge Dr. house around 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2012, and began screaming about debts that needed to be paid, according to the documents.

“You owe me money, your sister owes me money, if I don’t get it, they will kill me,” MacIntyre, then 45, yelled at the mayor, who rushed to confront his sister’s longtime common law partner.

The documents — a transcript from MacIntyre’s court appearance at 2201 Finch Ave. W. on Apr. 23, 2012 — include an agreed statement of facts submitted during his guilty plea.
Scribd version of the transcript here. And here is The Star's report at the time on January 11, 2012.

'An agreed statement of facts'. That's what MacIntyre admits he said.

Here at DJ! we've written about Jabba's strange family, including the sad-case sister who attracts violent drug users, before.

And we've written about Jabba's own possible substance abuse.

Last night on Twitter some semi-professional do-gooders were wringing hands and tut-tutting at those of us who were demanding WHAT THE FUCK NOW? 'Not kosher to go after his family', we were told. 'Substance abuse is complicated', we were admonished.

This has gone waaaay beyond one over-fed dumb-ass bully with a troubled family and maybe addiction problems of his own.

Toronto's Chief Magistrate surrounds himself with criminals, criminal activities, and violence.

There is a reason that politicians and wielders of power and influence (used to) eschew criminals and criminal activities.

Because criminals like nothing better than to have a pol in their pocket.

We need to know: what does Rob Ford owe? To whom? And for what?

Who owns Rob Ford? Or rents him on a regular basis?

We need an investigation. Or several.

Thursday 8 August 2013

Gril on Gril: Babs Spanks Gwen

More for the novelty than anything else, herewith a column by Babs Kay that isn't stupendously stupid.

Taking on Gwen Landolt's latest moronic brain-fart (that deBeauxOs critiqued yesterday), Babs first maunders on about how much she respects REAL Women.

I found this amusing though. In one paragraph she says 'since, unlike most feminist organizations that wouldn’t exist without some form of government subsidy, they are self-funding' and in the next she gauges the actual size of the gang with 'their president, Gwen Landolt (who effectively is REAL Women)'.

Then Babs proceeds to spank Gwen. Some gems:
Ms. Landolt is out of line here. . .

stunning moral gaffe. . .

Her statement, first of all, offends against Christianity. . .

Thus, in one fell swoop, she has aligned herself with anti-Semites who shrugged as Jews were persecuted in Russia. . .

I think REAL Women may just have imploded as a credible organization. . .

OK, well, that last bit is pretty stupendously stupid. REAL Women never was credible to anyone but the credulous.

But maybe this Gwen-gaffe is finally enough to discredit the gang even in the eyes of the Contempt Party of Canada.

Too much to hope for? We'll see.

Just checked to see if Gwen has tried walking it back yet. Nope. But comments on the original news release have been closed.

UPDATE: LanDOLT not backing down.

Added by deBeauxOs: Alison at Creekside on R.E.A.L.Women supporting Russian family values. 

Hmm. I wonder what Gwen Landolt thinks of Pussy Riot?

Hey, I'm just goofing around!

Wednesday 7 August 2013


That was the MASSIVE sound produced, one might call it a "dis-sonic boom", as R.E.A.L.women's home-schooled fundamentalist christian homophobia collides with the Harper government's Foreign Affairs Minister's efforts to counter homophobia in foreign countries.

From here:

Real Women of Canada, a privately funded socially conservative group, says Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is imposing his own views on Uganda, Kenya and Russia when he criticizes those countries for passing legislation targeting homosexuals.

The group, which describes itself as a "pro-family conservative women's movement," issued a press release Wednesday decrying what it called Baird's "abuse of office" and his awarding of a $200,000 grant to "special interest groups" in Uganda and Kenya "to further his own perspective on homosexuality."

Real Women also lambasted Baird for admitting he worked extensively behind the scenes to persuade Russia not to pass laws restricting foreign adoption of Russian children by gay couples and cracking down on gay rights activism to control the spread of "homosexual propaganda."

Finally, the press release states, "Mr. Baird's actions are destructive to the conservative base in Canada and causing collateral damage to his party."
We have written about R.E.A.L.women's odious, toxic anti-feminist lobby before.

MP Mark (motion 408) Warawa is a huge fan.

They helped pick the Jubilee medal winners, one - a jailed criminal.

They even attacked Helena Guergis when she was still a member in good standing of Harper's cabinet.  Funny though, how virulently gynophobic the CPC Cons get when women like Belinda Stronach, Helena Guergis and Bev Oda and Marjory LeBreton draw attention to their vacuous principles.

Which leads me to think that the unofficial Harper policy towards women which Sen. Nancy Ruth called "friendly advice" - when she addressed it to feminist organizations - will be swiftly and brutally executed.

Pass the popcorn, please.

Added by fh: The Disaffected Lib is on it too. Fun! Popcorn!

Landolt suggested Baird was meddling when he raised such concerns.

“It really is offensive,” Landolt said Wednesday. “The issue is really why is he interfering in a sovereign country’s legislation? He really has no business to do that.

“I don’t want other countries to get what we have here where people’s religious values and traditional values are being pushed aside and giving homosexuals priority,” she said.

“According to Mr. Baird it’s a protection of human rights but it’s not universally accepted. It’s not a Canadian value,” she said.

The organization describes itself as a “pro-family conservative women’s movement . . . Our common bond is our belief that the family is the most important unit in society.”

The same news release also says that “homosexual activists” have become a “tyrannical minority.”

Oh really?  Like the fetushist, anti-choice, anti-women's right to reproductive justice,  “tyrannical minority”? 

via Stephen Lautens' tweet.