Bush speaks in Canada, pockets $200,000, Smirks, Gives Justice the Slip!

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Bush

Bush (Photo credit: CloCkWeRX)

COMING IN NEXT POST Breaking News: COVERUP: Canada’s Cowardly Legal Lions secretly shut-down criminal investigation into Bush war crimes. Leave no paper trail. 

What did the 99% of Canadians who aren’t among the lucky one per cent at the top of the socio-economic ladder – but who turned out in their hundreds  to give former U.S. president George W. Bush an energetic  “welcome he deserves” on October 20 – see of the man who some say is the world’s next war criminal overdue for a meeting with justice?

Bush, can you HEAR US? Too bad we’re out here, and HE’s in there. He must be in the one per cent!

The answer is this:  George W. Bush slipped invisibly into the City of Surrey, B.C. accompanied by his fellow ex-president Bill Clinton, where the two were scheduled to speak at Surrey’s $650 per seat summit on regional economic development at the Sheraton Surrey hotel. Having slipped by the several hundred peaceful protestors surging around the hotel entrance, Bush immediately banned the media from the convention room; we can only guess what furtive peeks he might have taken outside at the chanting crowd.

Click↓ C’mon down to the demonstration. Get yer fair share of the noise:

Bush and Mr. Clinton spoke for about one hour to the summiteers. Bush then sortied out the front doors of the Sheraton towards a waiting car – waving like a rock star, (!!) likely still curious to get a closer look at the  protestors. How many had he drawn?  Such peeks at the outside world likely help confirm for Bush the timelessness of his draw as a celebrity, after so many years away from the White House. Like Paris Hilton, Bush is such an empty personality, he needs to know that someone notices him. It makes him feel like a real person.

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Insulting protest signs greeted Bush. Bush gave back “the smirk.”

Why did Canadians give Bush “the welcome he deserved“: boos, taunts, insults and all manner of scornful signs decrying his administration’s war in Iraq? Why is Bush such a marked target for protestors?

Book: Bush On The Couch

This blogger is not alone in his cynical views about George W. Bush. Many books have been written trying to get inside the man’s head. The most accessible of them is “Bush On The Couch,” by psychoanalyst Justin A. Frank.

In his 2004 book Frank writes: “As a psychoanalyst I’m troubled by [the] president’s current and future mental health.” The author explores “the smirk heard around the world,” particularly in reference to how often “the smirk” was employed by Bush as governor of  Texas when sending death row prisoners to their execution: 

Bush’s trademark smirk makes his sadism easy to spot…At once arrogant and cowardly [the smirk puts] the nation on notice that the act of inflicting pain – and the good fortune of having a job that allow[s] it within the laws of the land – brought Governor Bush a certain pleasure that he couldn’t quite stop himself  from expressing.

Bush’s strut to his waiting car at the Sheraton was spoiled by a loud protestor who shouted out at him: “Hey Bush. How does it feel to be a big fat war criminal?”  In response, Bush gave his infamous smirk! Some things never change.

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Dear reader, when Bush is in the City of Surrey, he is on Canadian soil. When he deploys that sadistic Bush “smirk” on our streets, there is a problem. If you, dear reader are a citizen of the United States of America, I have faith in your individual acumen to recognize why Canadians hold the former president in such deep derision, and why we protest his presence here.

The “smirk heard around the world”

The “problem” is not Americans, it is George W. Bush’s America. His imperial arrogance and slightly moronic hauteur…never mind for the moment his war crimes …are justification enough for our antipathy.

We come by our national phobia for people like Bush honestly. Bush is, in fact, the very antithesis of his own folksy assessment of some people he meets: Bush himself is notgood people.” Russian demi-autocrat Vladimir Putin, however, garnered the “good people” seal of approval from Bush! So much for Bush’s self-proclaimed instinct for astutely assessing personalities upon first meeting.

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Bush is the kind of guest who can’t leave soon enough…

…He entered Canada commandeering vast Canadian security resources for his personal protection; he set about peddling such dubious expertise as he claims to have in the area of economics,  of all things (this from the man who nearly wrecked the world economy)! He orders the media out of the room. Ultimately, Bush took off  carrying a bag full of cash for his jackanape quickie-commerce. The City of Surrey refuses to reveal Bush’s speaking fee, but it’s estimated to have been in the order of $200,000. In fairness, Bill Clinton was likely paid the same amount. (Everything any member of the Bush family has ever affected is cloaked in secrecy, including George W’s own White House papers, so no big surprise here. But it is confounding that Bush’s paranoiac demand for secrecy should apply to a foreign country.)

Canadian Centre for International Justice – criminal indictment filed against Bush

The protest at the Sheraton was specifically aimed at outing Bush’s culpability in the perpetration of  war crimes, specifically torture,  associated with the War On Terror.

The Canadian Center for International Justice  (CCIJ) filed a criminal indictment against Bush timed to synchronize exactly with the protest at the Sheraton, for his alleged criminal complicity in the torture of prisoners,

At the time of writing, disposition of the CCIJ’s indictment is unkown – over the weekend – but there is the possibility, though slim, that Bush may now be a fugitive from Canadian law.

But the Sheraton crowd’s anger over Bush’s alleged war crimes spills over into a broader unrest, a simmering stew of  general gut-felt loathing of Bush’s Imperial America: its illegal wars, the bald-faced contempt for international law, broken treaties, bad faith trade pacts. And the startling spectacle of the top executive of the United States denying any responsibility for, or having had any inkling of a warning about the events on September 11, 2001. We all know now that Bush brushed off a clear warning delivered to him by a security briefer about an al Qaeda plot to use commercial aircraft as missiles to attack American tall buildings, imminently, a very short time before the awful events unfolded. Oh! The Humanity. Oh! The Stupidity!

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Bush lives now in a shrinking world. Everywhere he goes criminal charges await him.

Have you seen the little piggies? I saw so many at the Sheraton I felt dizzy. But Where Was George?

Chronology of  the War Crimes Hunt For George W. Bush

Switzerland February  7, 2011

George Bush named in criminal complaint by two torture victims. At the last minute Bush cancels his speaking engagement in Geneva. He knows that in Switzerland no preliminary investigation can begin against an accused if accused is not present in the country. The complainants had no choice but to drop their complaint. Bush won’t be visiting Switzerland again.

Canada, October, 2011

A Gang of Four: the New York based Centre for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty International,  the Canadian Centre for International Justice, and four private individuals present Rob Nicholson, Attorney General for Canada, Jason Kenney,  minister for immigration and refugees for Canada, Stephen Harper,  the  prime minister of Canada and (timed to coincide with Bush’s speaking engagement in the City of Surrey)  the provincial court in the City of Surrey, B.C. with a 69-page criminal indictment against Bush alleging his authorization, condonation, oversight, aiding and abetting, and failing to prevent or punish acts of extraordinary rendition, punching, kicking, isolation in “coffin cells” for prolonged periods of time, solitary confinement, forced nudity, and water boarding of prisoners.

More piggies all in a row

So far Canadian leaders have lacked the political will to act on the charges brought against Bush. So Bush skipped the City of Surrey unimpeded with a rich pay packet for a one hour speech, and likely feeling some trepidation about another close brush with the law. ♦COMING IN NEXT POST Breaking News:

COVERUPCanada’s Cowardly Legal Lions secretly shut-down criminal investigation into Bush war crimesLeave no paper trail

Cops and protestors kept their cool at the Sheraton

Shooters on the roof! George Bush must be one of the most nervous people in the world. What a production, for one ugly Texan!!

Mind you, not everyone here is happy to have you in town.

Remember these shoes? We got more….

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Arrest Bush Day arrives today in Surrey, B.C. “Next Stage” of Anti-Bush Protest To Begin Today

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Right-wing religious Bush nut in Akron Ohio

Right-wing religious Bush nut in Akron Ohio (Photo credit: Eleventh Earl of Mar)

Thurs,. 20 October, 2011: 8:47 A.M. PT

Bush – War Criminal

This blogger writes: Today’s the day, folks! We anti-Bush Canadians living in the Metro Vancouver area are only hours away now from the  arrival of former U.S. president George W. Bush at the Surrey Sheraton Hotel, in the border city of Surrey, B.C., where Bush is scheduled to speak to the Regional Economic Development Summit. Bush will be joined by former president Bill Clinton.

Surrey Sheraton Hotel – hosts War Criminal Bush, target of protestors

Police say they are geared up to face-down what will likely be hundreds of protestors representing at least four organized groups surging toward the Sheraton. The REAL target is George W. Bush : liar, sadist, torturer, war criminal.

Occurring simultaneously with the protests at the Sheraton, the Canadian Centre for International Justice is asking a  justice of the peace to approve a 69-page draft indictment against Bush, alleging he was behind the torture of four men who were detained in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

The group said it had 4,000 pages of documents supporting its case for trying Bush under the Canadian criminal code.

The legal manoeuvre comes in tandem with a letter signed by more than 50 human rights organizations and individuals, including Amnesty International.

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City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts has kept her silence over the past week while facing a barrage of letters, emails and tweets asking her to un-invite Bush from the city. Municipal elections are only weeks away, Watts’ election signboards are already up around the city and the mayor is playing it safe by staying strictly silent on the issue.

Surrey Central City – world class architecture – “We Don’t Want Bush in our city!”

Not so inspiring a side of  Mayor Watts, whose government has so dramatically transformed the former nondescript City of Surrey into a world class model city.

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The weather here is cold and rainy today, that might keep some protestors home. But not all of them.

Emotions run high about George W. Bush here in Canada. Following is a sampling of comments left on news bulletin boards locally:

  • “Someone should kick Bush in the balls when he visits.. I think he deserves it.”
  • “The Bush family are some of the most evil people on this earth, why would Canada ever want one of them in their country? Please turn him over to be prosecuted for his war crimes, so that the would will see some justice, and can begin to heal.”
  • “Fascism is on the rise.”
  • “George W. Bush: Liar. Sadist. Torturer. “Dry” Drunk. Psychopath. War Criminal. Undiagnosed adult ADHD case. His Yankee citizenship is the only thing protecting him from due legal process. America still gets away with murder with impunity in this world.”
Stay tuned…the festivities begin at lunchtime….
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“More and more in our times Canadians have wondered  just what kind of continental neighbour America, is, exactly.  Where will it all end?” 

That’s what this blog is all about.


Bush News Flash – Amnesty International to Canadian Government: Detain, Investigate George W. Bush for War Crimes

October 9, 2011 2 comments

Nemesis—The Last Days of the American Republic

Nemesis—The Last Days of the American Republic (Photo credit: Earthworm)

Canada

Canada (Photo credit: palindrome6996)

 Bush Must be Detained  : Amnesty International to Canadian Government

Arrest George W. Bush“: Amnesty International to Canadian Government

read full 24H Vancouver story online –  select date Oct 7, navigate to p.6.

Metro Vancouver has been abuzz in recent days with rumours and hearsay of how Canada might arrest top officials of the Bush administration as they try to enter Canada in the near future.

Newspapers across Canada over the weekend  carried front-page stories passing an urgent message to the Government of Canada from Amnesty International: Canada has a legal “obligation” to detain and investigate George W. Bush for alleged War Crimes. The former U.S. president will attempt to enter Canada on 20 October, 2011 for a speaking engagement at a regional economic summit in the border city of Surrey, B.C. The City of Surrey is a member city of Metro VancouverFormer president William J. Clinton is  scheduled to appear with Bush  at the summit in Surrey. 

Cheney’s visits to Canada drew protestors

The upset surrounding the former American leaders began 26 September when former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney spoke to The Bon Mot book club in Vancouver to promote his recently published memoirs. At the posh Club Vancouver, protestors obstructed entry to the $500-a-plate event. The next day, in Calgary, Alberta, Cheney again drew protestors at a second promotional dinner and speech.

In the meantime,  numerous human rights organizations have been bombarding the government of Canada with demands to apply its immigration laws banning or detaining persons who have been deemed by the government of Canada to be, among other things, accused of international crimes, torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity“ under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, sec 35(1) (a) equally to all people. To date, Bush administration officials have been given carte blanche to enter and leave Canada with impunity. Conservative  prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harperhas always been sympatico with Bush and  the controversial “War on Terror.”  Before the Harper government (first elected in 2006),  Liberal Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien refused  to join Bush’s rush to invade Iraq in 2003.

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Water boarding torture – Trivialized by Cheney

A perfect storm may now be building head. This latest contingency places Mr. Bush exactly where human rights organizations have been waiting to have him: in the hands of a democratic foreign country willing to stand up to a leader who led the U.S. into an illegal war in Iraq, and is alleged to have approved numerous war crimes. Torture tops the list of the alleged war crimes.

At least four large organizations have been pressuring Canada to arrest or ban Bush officials: Vancouver-based  Lawyers Against the War,  The StopWar Coalition, the New York–based Center for Constitutional Rights, and London-based  Amnesty International have all recently lobbied Canada’s immigration minister, Jason KenneyCanadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Dianne Wattsthe mayor of  The City of Surrey  to insist that authorities  apply Canadian immigration law to all persons equally.

At the present time one Canadian citizen serving time at Guantanamo prison in Cuba for killing a U.S. soldier finds himself right at the centre of the clash between the U.S. and Canada. Omar Khadr was “renditioned” – shipped overseas to a third world country for torture – by the U.S. and is now working with Amnesty International to try to get home to Canada. Progress has been non-existent for Khadr. The Americans show no inclination to repatriate a prisoner taken under the auspices of the War on Terror.

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Toronto Sun story

Read  full Toronto Sun article online.

The Toronto Sun newspaper carried the story of the upcoming potential contretemps between the two countries in its October 9 edition.

Bryn Weese, of  the Sun’s parliamentary bureau wroteAmnesty Internatioanal is calling on the federal government to detain and investigate George W. Bush for war crimes. In fact, the organisation says the government has “an obligation” to do it…“The government of Canada has an obligation to start an investigation into former U.S. president George  W. Bush’s alleged involvement in , and responsibility for crimes under internernational law, including torture, while he is visiting Canada on 20 October,” according to a press release from the organization sent out Thursday.

Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney has bristled at the growing pressures brought upon him by activists. He had a heated exchange of letters with Amnesty International over the weekend, in which he told the organization he is “disappointed” in their dogged pursuit of  Bush officials. Kenney wrote that Amnesty International is “squandering” its own moral authority.

At the very least, October 20 is going to be a day of tensions in Canada as activists do their best to push  Canadian government officials to action, while attempting to cause as much embarassment to both sides in the international squabble as they possibly can.

Based on the present Canadian government’s past close relations with the Bush administration, activists are facing an uphill battle in trying to persuade Canada to bring the Americans to justice.

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“More and more in our times Canadians have wondered  just what kind of continental neighbour America, is, exactly.  Where will it all end?”

That’s what this blog is all about.


In Canada Noose Tightens around Bush-era War Criminals – Cheney’s Visit Draws Protestors, Bush, Clinton Likely to Face Same Soon

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Witness Against Torture: Vince Warren

Witness Against Torture: Vince Warren (Photo credit: Shrieking Tree)

City of Greenpeace, No Nukes, and anti-war – Vancouver, Canada

This blogger writes: The peaceful, green Canadian city that first officially opposed  George W. Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003,  that gave birth to environmental juggernaut Greenpeace, and that officially declared itself a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone decades ago, gave former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney a war criminal’s welcome  – “the kind of welcome he deserved,” in the words of one protestor – as the American leader most often referred to as a “war criminal” arrived in Vancouver to promote his memoirs and speak at a $500-a-plate speaking event on 27 September.

Vancouver protestors block entry to Cheney dinner & book event

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Cheney got “the welcome he deserved” in Vancouver – protestor

Police were called in to control hundreds of protestors who blocked the entrance to the posh Vancouver Club, making it difficult and frazzling for paid-up ticket holders to gain entry to the venue.

The promotional event was sponsored by The Bon Mot Cluband  sold out almost immediately after tickets went on sale.

People do get a thrill out of seeing a real monster live and up close, in technicolor!

Cheney draws protestors in Calgary, Alta.

Cheney drew fire again from more protestors the following evening when he spoke to a Calgary, Alberta nosh ‘n talk crowd.

Click here to watch video interview with Katherine Gallagher and Matt Eisenbrandt of The Center for Constitutional Rights explaining why Cheney should be arrested, not celebrated.

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It’s not only Dick Cheney who is drawing heat in Canada recently. Former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and William J. Clinton are targeted continent-wide by at least four organized groups seeking to bring them to justice for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Mr. Cheney is only the most recent leader to face protests from angry Canadians.  More showdowns loom on the near horizon.

Visit of George W. Bush on October 20, 2011: Canada must prevent entry or arrest and ensure prosecution for torture:

Bush tops arrrest list – activists

George W. Bush and  William J. Clinton are scheduled to appear together in the border city of Surrey, B.C. on 20 October, 2011 at a regional economic development summit. Surrey is a member city of Metro Vancouver.  Human Rights activists will be awaiting the arrival of both former presidents there in October.

Clinton of less concern – activists

Vancouver-based  Lawyers Against the War,  The StopWar Coalition, the New York–based Center for Constitutional Rights, and London-based  Amnesty International have all recently lobbied Canada’s immigration minister, Jason Kenney, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Dianne Wattsthe mayor of  The City of Surrey  to insist that authorities  apply Canadian immigration law to the former U.S. leaders, just as the law is applied to all persons who have been deemed by the government of Canada to be, among other things, accused of international crimes, torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity” under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, sec 35(1) (a).

The Hon. Don Davies, NDP critic for Immigration of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the Canadian parliament also went public with a demand that Cheney either be banned from entering Canada, or must face a court of law upon his arrival in Canada.

But Mr. Cheney found a friend the same day. Prominent “reputation manager,” Doug Anderson, senior vice-president of  marketing, research and intelligence for Harris Decima defended Cheney on the popular CBC TV News show, “At Issue.” Anderson inveighed against Mr. Davies’ remarks about banning Cheney from Canada, arguing: ”A lot of people in Canada don’t like Dick Cheney, don’t agree with what he did, but I think that might not strike people as being the way to handle that issue.”  Vancouver journalist Charlie Smith called Anderson’s remarks “elite manufactured consent” in The Georgia Straight newspaper.

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The legal ammo the activists use against the former leaders are two important international laws: (1) The declaration proclaimed at the Nuremberg Tribunal following the Second World War that declared that launching a war of aggression was the  “supreme” war crime if it was not done in self defence. Many legal scholars argue that a war of aggression can only be fought with the backing of the UN Security Council. Bush’s “Iraqi Freedom” was not authorized by the UN Security Council…and….

U.S. disregards anti-torture UN law

(2) The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which the United States participated in drafting. The U.S., however, has neither signed nor ratified the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture. When the Bush administration dismissed United Nations concerns about torture, one judge observed: “America’s idea of what is torture … does not appear to coincide with that of most civilised nations.”  

Cheney represents un-‘Lawful Evil’ to many

 

[As for himself, Cheney made the claim in Vancouver that the controversial water-boarding torture, which he called merely a “coercive interrogation technique”  was used only three times under his watch! I wonder. Did Cheney’s blithe, well-heeled audience actually believe that? 

THIS  blogger doesn’t believe Cheney’s claim for a minute. Three instances of water boarding by American interrogators are on the record. But were they recorded deliberately? Or were they instead leaked photos or recordings? Further, countless prisoners taken by the U.S. were subjected to “rendition” – the practice of shipping detainees away to third party nations where torture is regularly, routinely  practised. Are we to believe that none of those other barbaric countries water-boarded “renditioned”  U.S. prisonersnot even once, !?]

Water boarding torture causes victim drowning panic

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A spokesperson for the New York based Center For Constitutional Rights said that her group was calling for Bush’s arrest but not for Clinton’s, even though they’ll both be in Surrey in October, because Clinton’s 1999 leadership role in the joint invasion with NATO of the former Yugoslavia has already been before the International Court of Justice in the Hague. More seriously, Bush led America in 2003  into war against Iraq criminally, as defined in both international and domestic laws.

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American criminal lawyer Vincent Bugliosi (who is famous for his convictions of such notorious felons as Charles Manson for murder)  makes the case for charging Bush with first degree murder under U.S. criminal law in his 2008 bestselling book “The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder.”     In the book, Bugliosi proposes that Bush could, and should, be charged for “the most serious crime ever commited in American history” –  the taking of America into an illegal war under  false pretences, and therein perpetrating serious war crimes. The author writes with deep passion that Bush’s disregard for law and moral rectitude directly resulted in the  deaths of  more than 100,000 human beings, including 4,000 young American soldiers, thus showing “reckless and wanton disregard” for the consequences and “indifference to human life,”  terms that both would lead to a conviction for murder under U.S. criminal law.

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“More and more in our times Canadians have wondered  just what kind of continental neighbour America, is, exactly.  Where will it all end?”

That’s what this blog is all about.



Bush War Criminals Not Welcome in Canada: The Gloves Come Off. Vancouver lawyer seeks Dick Cheney’s arrest as War Criminal; Bush on No-Entry list too!

September 24, 2011 3 comments

Ghoulish war criminal Cheney not wanted in Canada

This blogger writes:

Canadians are assailing  federal minister of  immigration Jason Kenney to BAN former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney’s imminent entry into Canada to address a speakers’ club.

But the anti-Cheney protest is just the first round. Canadians’ legendary meekness seems about to turn to fierce direct action against the entire George W. Bush administration. A group of Canadian lawyers has launched an initiative to have former U.S. president George W. Bush declared a War Criminal too, and to be banned from entering Canada. 

The Vancouver, B.C. speakers’ club, “The Bon Mot” has the notorious former V.P scheduled to speak on 26 September.  Ironically (and perhaps predictably!) the ghoulish Cheney’s address is already sold out. Morbid curiosity always attracts people to roadside crashes, doesn’t it?

So far, the following official parties have raised the alarum against hosting Bush and Cheney in Canada: Amnesty International, Lawyers Against the War, and the Hon. Don Davies, critic for Immigration of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. They want to stop Cheney from completing this engagement because of Cheney’s oft- admitted approval and oversight of torture against unindicted and illegaly detained civilians in the U.S’ “War On Terror.” 

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This blogger wrote to minister Kenney regarding the scheduled appearance of Cheney in Vancouver:

Dear Minister Kenney,

Your portfolio encompasses the oversight and proper administration of certain Canadian laws relevant to Refusal of Entry to Canada of persons deemed by the government of Canada to be, among other things, accused of international crimes, torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.” Impending, on 26 Sept, 2011, is a scheduled visit of former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney to the City of Vancouver to speak to a curiously blithe private club, the “Bon Mot Club.”

Ban war criminal Cheney from Canada


But this visit can in no way be seen as a “bon événement” for Vancouver, for the province of B.C. or for Canadians in general.

Canadian Minister of Immigration, Jason Kenney

Cheney must be barred from entering Canada, or, if he is allowed entry, he must be duly brought before a Canadian Court of Law to answer for his heinous war crimes. (This very threat caused Cheney recently to cancel an engagement in Switzerland.)
BE LIKE SWITZERLAND, minister! Stand Up for Human Rights and International Law. Make Canada proud! Cheney admits openly to the execution of countless illegal actions against the civil rights of U.S. citizens and of “prisoners of war” in The War On Terror. People have disappeared!
Canadians remember. Cheney is KNOWN to have been the mastermind behind countless heinous crimes! The “War On Terror” ultimately became “The War on Human Rights!”
If you allow Cheney entry into our country, you will be flouting the laws you have sworn to uphold, and you will be committing an offence against the good common sense of  ordinary Canadians. You will be compelled to resign your position as minister of Immigration. I will encourage the prime minister to fire you.
BAN Dick Cheney from our land, or PROSECUTE him upon entry!
Sincerely,

WT 
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Click the following link to read  Vancouver lawyer Gail Davidson, of “Lawyers Against the War” on Cheney and Bush, in The Georgia Straight:

 Vancouver lawyer Gail Davidson seeks Dick Cheney’s arrest | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com.

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Lawyers Against the War” also produced  a six-page legal brief sent to Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and his top advisers singularly denying the appropriateness of allowing former U.S. president George W. Bush to enter Canada. Click here to download the document.

Canadians' gloves off. Ban Bush's War Criminals from Canada!

Here is a brief extract of the document:

George W. Bush  is reported to be coming to Surrey, B.C. on October 20, 2011 at the invitation of Surrey Mayor Diane Watts. There is overwhelming evidence that George W. Bush as President of the United States of America and Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces aided, abetted and counselled the torture of non-Americans at U.S. controlled prisons outside the U.S. including but not limited to Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Bagram prison in Afghianistan and other places…

  • We are writing to report that George W. Bush, former President of the United States, is inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), sec 35(1) (a) because of overwhelming evidence that he has ‘committed,’ outside Canada, torture and other offences referred to in sections 4 to 7 of the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act (CAHWC).
  • the George W. Bush administration is known to have  engaged in systematic gross human rights violations, or a war crime against humanity within the meaning of subsection 6(3) to (5) of the CAHWC
  •  We request that you…ensure that the RCMP War Crimes Secition immediately takes the following steps:
  • begin an investigation of George W. Bush for aiding, abetting and counselling torture between November 13, 2001 and November 2008 at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba…and
  • acknowledge that the George W. Bush’s administration was a “government that has engaged in torture and other war crimes and crimes against humanity, and therefore GWB…is inadmissible under section 35(1) (b) of the IRPA

Click here to download the complete document.

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper. Sympatico with Bush

Will the Conservative, Bush-friendly Canadian government really move to ban Bush and Cheney from Canada? Not  likely. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is known to have been sympatico with the Bush White House, so, barring riots in the streets or some such violent eruption of public protest in Canada, Harper will make this issue just go away. That’s the sad realpolitik of it!

BUT…..

…meanwhile, local antiwar activists are planning to give Cheney “the welcome he deserves”. The StopWar Coalition is calling for a protest starting at 5:30 p.m. outside the event at the Vancouver Club.  And Human Rights Watch has lately been bringing pressure to bear upon Canada to investigate Bush and Cheney for Crimes Against Humanity.

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“More and more in our times Canadians have wondered  just what kind of continental neighbour America, is, exactly.  Where will it all end?”

That’s what this blog is all about.



“If 6 was 9!” ‘The Undefeated Ticket Sales’ Faked-Up on Google. Palin-Propagandists Hoaxing America

July 18, 2011 1 comment

Palins pussy is hot

Palins pussy is hot (Photo credit: Vince_Lamb)

“If 6 was 9” PalinProp-aganda: Hoaxing America!

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Palin propagandists  SPAMMING SEARCH ENGINES with suspicious ticket sales claims : The Undefeatedpremieres to PACKED Atlanta THEATRE!‘… Ticket Pre-Sales  ON PAR withHARRY  POTTER!!!” 

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This blogger writes:“If 6 Was 9” is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967. The iconic tune is noteworthy for making innovative use of  technological studio  effects such as slap, echo,  fuzzbox, distortion, and reverb.

Likewise, desperate Sarah Palin boosters are using  Internet  FUZZ, DISTORTION, ECHO  and REVERB  to spam search engines like Google with dis-information. Their aim is to fool American voters, shilling them with ridiculous claims of blockbuster ticket sales of Palin’s vanity feature film The Undefeated

If 6 was 9, or maybe if 2 was 12, or 3 was 8, then maybe the  psychedelic claims held by  Palin’s personality cult that her vanity movie has achieved boffo ticket sales on par with ‘Harry Potter might possibly, theoretically, perhaps, potentially, MAYBE have a tiny, infinitesimal crumb of truth to them……Naaaaaah!

Tea Party hacks hiding out in their spider dens of  ‘conservatism extremis‘  such as Sarah.net, Newsbusters.org, Gary P. Jackson’s conservative blog, ” A Time For Choosing,” and – auspiciously –  one particularly insidious web presence, Vocus (an online PR machine with enhanced web presence, pouring out freebies for Sarey) have been busily posting, re-posting, re-writing-and-re-posting, and bombarding search engines with fuzzy disinformation about ticket sales for The Undefeated. 

Don’t trust your Google, Bing, Yahoo,  Dogpile and other searches about Sarah Palin, America. The former Guv of Wasila has a web team busily faking-up stories distorting the truth about ticket sales of  The Undefeated TheIf 6 was 9 Team has been spamming  mind-altering PR all over popular search engines in a massive public relations fraud. The dis-information campaign seems to be suspiciously connected to one conservative operator with deep web presence!

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TRY IT YOURSELF: Google:  “Ticket sales The Undefeated”

YOU WILL FIND: hits just like these:

Immediately note the identical headlines, but differing url’s in the two hits displayed above. And THIS capture represents just two of dozens of clone hits to be found on all the major search engines! HOW did  THAT happen?

Who is CRANKING OUT out this barrage of barely-disguised “clone news” ?

Neither of  the above hits  when clicked, offer any sales figures to back up their claims. They offer only airy hyperbole about boffo ticket sales over the weekend of July 16 & 17, 2011. They advertise that  The Undefeated achieved sales “on par with Harry Potter.”

Oh, really? Harry Potter earned $168 million on the weekend. Is Aunt Sarey ReAlly that RICH already? Then her own war chest for the 2012 presidential campaign is already larger than that of all other candidates combined! And Sarey hasn’t even DECLARDED yet!

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Check out the following search hit:

PRWeb>Vocus>conservative web entrepreneur & blogger Rick Rudman

Note the top domain name from which this hit is broadcast: “www.PRWEB.com.”

Who is “PRWeb“? It turns out PRWeb is an online diseminator of news releases, not unlike any newswire: AP, ABC, Reuters, etc. etc. These PR companies  supply “news” reports to news organizations: newspapers, magazines, and radio and television broadcasters. PRWeb is owned and run  by one Rick Rudman. Rudman also owns  PRWeb’s parent PR company called Vocus.

Vocus” is another name you will find buried in dozens of your online searches for “Ticket sales The Undefeated.” 

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Mr. Rudman prefers to work in the shadows.

If you search “Rick Rudman” on Google you will be presented with the following warning: “This site may harm your computer.

Just for the hell of it, this writer went ahead and clicked the booby-trapped link to Rudman. [For your own safety I do not provide the risky link here.] The next Security Warning reads: “Continue at your own risk. For detailed information about the problems we found, visit Google’s Safe Browsing diagnostic page for this site.

Rudman’s Google Profile is blank. Very nice, Dr. Evil!

Why is Rudman’s company, Vocus, behind searches for “Ticket sales The Undefeated”? What is Rudman’s link to Sarah Palin? Why is his company, Vocus, “getting more publicity” (as the company logo goes) for Sarey, in this subaltern manner?  We may never know. Maybe the CIA has the poop on the connections between the Internet spook and Aunt Sarey.

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Another conservative boing  you will find  buried in  your searches for  Ticket sales The Undefeated” is a blogspot entitled,The Speech: A Time For Choosing.” This Big Fat Blog is multi-linked all over the conservative web, to: sarahnet, Newsbusters, Victoryfilmgroup, and more. Gary P Jackson, Executive Editor and Publisher of “A Time For Choosing,” spikes one over the net  to the reader right off the top. In warning us to self-censor our comments, Jackson writes:

Pretty simple, we are Reagan-Palin Conservatives. We strongly support the ideals that both Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin stand for. With that said, we will not publish attacks on either. Simply not going to do it, SO DON’T BOTHER![my emphasis]

Friendly, open-minded chap,  Gary sounds like, doesn’t he? Maybe not exactly the type you’d like for your over-the-back-fence neighbour, though. I can assure you that this Canadian neighbour is keeping well to MY side of the 49th. Who needs the Grief of Gary! Good Grief!

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America, if you’re thinking evil thoughts by now about Dear Aunt SareySTIFLE IT! Don’t make Gary have to throttle your  stupid unpatriotic, liberal, pinko throat!

Just lean back, close your eyes and think of  “The Spirit of America – Organizer Palin,” while you get S – – – – – D!

Is it just me…or is this air-headed Palin pest BUGGING you, too?

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For more revealing reading on the Palin Propaganda Machine read these blogs: “C & L” -“‘Crooks and Liars” – ‘ by  David Neiwert, and  “Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid : The Palin Propaganda Machine,” by Sikivu Hutchinson on The Black Agenda Report – News, analysis and commentary from the black left.

“Retarded” is rude. “Idiotic” and “Imbecilic” too. But Palin’s loony bio-pic is being called “Dumb and Dumberer,” “Dazed and Confused,” and “Hopeless Sputtering”!

June 29, 2011 1 comment

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Palin-intellect (Photo credit: Monado)

Sarah Palin calls herself “Undefeated” in her new movie. Is it a belated April Fools’ joke, Sarey?

New York Times critic  Kyle Smith was the first journalist to preview  the new two-hour Sarah Palin movieThe Undefeated” on 4 June. He wrote of Palin’s turgid paen to Herself:

[The movie] is an excruciating combination of bombast and whining, it’s so outlandishly partisan that it makes Richard Nixon look like Abraham Lincoln.

“In one scene, we’re told she didn’t care about polls; in the next, she’s bragging about her approval rating (88%). So does her recent approval rating of 28% tell her that she must be doing something wrong?

“I’d sooner have watched a Michael Moore movie. Any Michael Moore movie. Even Canadian Bacon!

If you’re hopeful (or worried) that this movie is the secret trigger for a Palin relaunch, don’t be. Even if you fixed the blaring soundtrack and took out all the symbols of the cataclysmic evil opposing Palin (barking dogs, disaster footage, a closeup of Rosie O’Donnell), you’d still be left with a hopeless sputtering jumble.

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This blogger writes:  Sarah Palin is One Big Tease. She’s been playing a game with  American voters that she surely thinks is sly, but is really just plain nutty. Her jokey, perpetually-undeclared run for candidacy in the 2012 presidential race so far adds up to a case of  Great Tit Arctic brainfreeze, and the neural confusion attendant to that avian Illness of The North.
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Whether it’s her cross-country Magical Mystery Tour aboard a bus dubbed “One Nation,” (which apparently had no planned itinerary whatsoever), or noshing pepperoni pizza with fake-campaigner Donald Trump, or flaming-out in The Undefeated, Palin never fails to amuse.
But her now too-familiar Dumb and Dumberer public image is beginning to grate on the nerves of voters.
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Months ago the unthinkable conceivable – ‘Palin for President‘ – at least had  the look of a serious run. In March 2011 Sarey made BIG NOISES to online fanzine  Hollywoodlife.com,  prompting  the headline: “Sarah Palin To Make Big Announcement Friday: Is She Declaring Her Run For Presidency?  The celebrity fanzine said  Palin’s “big announcement” was to be on 1 April.
But 1 April came and went with no announcement from Palin. Was it an April Fools’ joke?
What a stupid circus for a woman who desperately needs to trade-in her bimbo celebrity brand for a new, Serious Sarah brand, a brand that just might help her to redeem  a modicum of respect or regard from her alienated paterfamilias, the GOP.
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The film about the former governor was previewed by selected critics in June, and will be in limited distribution in Iowa the week of July 15th. The distributor, ARC Entertainment, says it will move into national distribution thereafter.
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Sarey and her feature film have their defenders: “Texans for Sarah Palin,” to name just one fan club, rebuked the almost unanimous negative reviews of the movie with their OWN review: “The Power of ‘The Undefeated: A Review by Josh Painter.” Painter betrays a Tea Party-like hostility to all apostates.
He writes: “The Undefeated doesn’t need to have that much of an impact on everyone who experiences it… The hard left will never give Gov. Palin an even break, but they’re only about 20 percent of the population, so they aren’t relevant to the mission of the this documentary (aside from the fact that they helped to perpetuate the media-driven lies about Sarah Palin by repeating them over and over again).” And, says Painter,  minority groups, “will not even bother to watch the movie anyway.” Golly! What would EVER cause  those darn minorities to feel disenchanted with the Palin Pack? Could THEY be holding a GRUDGE for these wild-ass insults… that have flown… From the Mouth of Sarey?:
or,

Nope! According to Josh Painter  minority groups in American society are just plain Not Needed On The Ark
Painter concludes: “All this film need do is persuade those who sit for it to give her a second look, one not contaminated by media misrepresentation. Given that criteria, I believe that it will be a great success.
The really important issue that the Palin camp needs to get a grip on is Sarey’s own public image as a buffoon and a bigot. The lady lacks public credibility.  When a list of Top Tweets for the

TWEEEEEET! Anybody home?

Best Alternate Title for “The Undefeated” includes such spiteful mockery aimed personally at the on-again, off-again “candidate” (will she? won’t she?) as : “Dumb and Dumberer. Or How to Succeed in Politics Without Really Knowing Anything,”  “2 Dumb 2 Furious,”  “Dude, Where’s My Integrity?;”  “How to Train Your Dragon Lady,”  “A Disgrace Odyssey,” and “Swindler’s List“…then…
it’s time for someone from The Palin Pack  to call out: “Wasilla Base, We Have A Problem Here!” And the problem is the candidate.
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Narcissistic malingering  has been a lifelong personality trait of Sarah Palin. IF she is serious about declaring her candidacy for the 2012 election, she might want to consider how far back in the lineup she already is. The following candidates have already declared ( as of the date of this writing, 29 June, 2011):

Names of formally declared candidates appear in bold.


That’s fifteen eager beavers. Next to them, how will Sarey look, lolling in at the last moment, making a fashionably late Grand Entrance?
The list includes one candidate people are already calling a sort of a mini-Palin – Michele Bachmann, whose Tea Party pedigree and charming insolence might easily trump Palin’s ditzy appeal. “If Sarah Palin runs, will she face her own Mini-Me?” asks  Steven Schier, a political scientist at Carleton College in Minnesota. “If they face off, who’ll win? After all, the GOP presidential race probably has room for only one female tea party candidate with lots of parkas,” says Schier. Bachman may turn out to be the Cheshire cat at the Tea Party to Palin’s hapless puss:Poor Sarah might miss the milk bowl entirely!
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And as some good Brit said Somewhere, Sometime : “Adding milk to tea just enhances the taste.”

Here, pussy, pussy! Milk and TEA TIME!
sigh…nothing more sad than a retarded pussy.

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