The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

An Honest Headline

Canadian gay activist S. Bear Bergman (@sbearbergman) writes an article at the Huffington Post with this headline: I Have Come to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My LGBTQ Agenda (And I’m Not a Bit Sorry) . . . I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn’t indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs […]

You Had Me at ‘Pansexual’

Kathy Shaidle on Twitter called my attention to this video, shot at a protest Tuesday in Toronto about a proposed new sex education curriculum in Ontario schools. Critics of the curriculum are criticizing the province’s Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne (who is a lesbian, as Canadian Liberals usually are), and there was a rally Tuesday that […]

Facts Are the New Hate

In Canada, a group called “Emerging Leaders” proclaims its mission to create “a more vibrant, inclusive, and dynamic . . . community for the future” in London, Ontario. If you suspect “vibrant, inclusive, and dynamic” are just a roundabout way of saying flamboyantly gay, you’ve probably heard about the survey these Emerging Leaders conducted “to […]

Canada Mass Murder: Gunman Kills Eight, Commits Suicide in Edmonton

His life was falling apart, the Daily Mail reports: A crazed gunman killed six people — two of whom were children — then committed suicide in a Canadian town, police believe. The man, thought to be 53-year-old Phu Lam, was found dead after an alleged rampage in which he attacked his victims in two different […]

Canadian Terrorist: Crazy Muslim

We learn that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the terrorist killed in his attack Thursday on the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa, was both mentally ill and a convert to Islam: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the slain 32-year-old suspected killer of a Canadian Forces soldier near Parliament Hill, was a labourer and small-time criminal — a man who had had […]

ISIS Crisis in Ottawa Shooting? UPDATE: Gunman Is Canadian Muslim Convert

Because I was offline working on another project today, I haven’t followed the developments in Ottawa, where a terrorist gunman and a soldier have reportedly been killed in an incident at the Canadian Parliament building. In a breaking news situation like this, I hesitate to speculate, but others are not hesitant, and there is a […]

Feminist Prostitution in Canada?

Olga Marques, Ph.D. (@omarques_) is an assistant professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where her research interests include “Qualitative and feminist research methods” as well as “Sexuality, sexual deviance and sexual labour.” Her Ph.D. dissertation was on “Women’s Engagement with Sexually Explicit Materials: Deviance, Stigma and Negotiating Identities”; her master’s thesis was […]

Canadian Candidate Drops Out After Masturbation Video Surfaces

Trish Kelly was a candidate for local office on the ticket of the liberal “Vision Vancouver” party. On July 14, local political blogger Raymond Tomlin published a 2006 video Ms. Kelly produced for a website called WayOutWest. In the two-minute video, Ms. Kelly talks about her masturbation habits: “Pretty much I do it every night, after […]

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