The Other McCain

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

Help the Good Canadian

Years ago, I dubbed Kathy Shaidle the Only Good Canadian. My general hatred of Canada is so well-known I’m surprised the SPLC hasn’t taken notice, but that’s the thing about hating Canadians — it’s so commonplace that even liberals don’t object to it. Anyway, some of my readers objected that Kathy was not the only […]

Columnist Uses Libel in ‘Hate Speech’ Attack on First Amendment Rights

“Take your meds before reading,” warns Kathy Shaidle about a Times of Israel column by “human rights activist” Dinah Silverstein: In the world today, it is universally accepted that hate speech is not free speech. International human rights law . . . mandates legal protections against hate speech. . . . Every single human rights […]

A Failed Slut, A Successful Farmer, And A Pair of Soldiers

— Wombat-socho I’m going to lead off this week’s book post with a short review of a book which is itself all too short: Kathy Shaidle’s Confessions of A Failed Slut. Ms. Shaidle, proprietress of the Five Feet of Fury blog and columnist at Takimag, has a lot of uncomplimentary things to say about the […]

Muslims Now Using Lawfare to Threaten ‘Zionist’ Bloggers in Canada

“Zionist” is becoming a synonym for “Anyone Who Doesn’t Want to Liquidate Israel,” as Kathy Shaidle explains: As we’ve known for some time, Canadian Muslims have been putting together a lawfare case designed to silence my husband’s blog, BlazingCatFur. Now they’ve admitted this online at a Khomenist site, asking for donations to support The Man […]

Rock and Roll, and Other Subjects About Which Dan Collins Knows Nothing

Granted, this could be a very long post, but I just happened to notice Dan blathering on about some artsy New Wave poseurs and felt a need to point out the Neutral Objective Fact that no genuinely great rock and roll music was recorded after Sept. 25, 1980, the day John Bonham died. How awesome was Led Zeppelin? For the […]

Kathy Shaidle Smacks Kirsten Powers

Strangely enough, Kathy smacks Kirsten for a silly quote in that rarity: A Kirsten Powers column I actually agree with. Of course, My Favorite Canadian’s larger complaint is that she doesn’t have her own newspaper column. There is no justice in the world. (Thanks to Mike in Ardmore for the e-mail tip.)

Kathy Shaidle and ‘Casual Bigotry’

Conor Friedersdorf wants Mark Steyn to “repudiate” Canada’s answer to the Tasmanian Devil after Steyn linked a post in which Kathy wrote: [T]he nation’s ethnic makeup is different now, for one thing. Way more residents/invaders/settlers from “manyana” cultures. More illiterates, more people with no sense of history. Is this untrue? Does the U.S. not, indeed, have more illiterates in 2010 than […]