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“Democrats’ #Resistance is creating a genuine constitutional crisis”

Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett had a tweet on December 5, 2017, that I’ve been meaning to write about.

It reflects a subject I, and others, have been focusing on since election night — the refusal of Democrats and #NeverTrump Republicans to accept the outcome of the election not just emotionally, but as to the transfer of power that continues to this day, over a year since the 2016 election.

‘Alternative facts’ remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

The use of the term “alternative facts” by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian’s list of the most notable quotes of 2017.

The statement Conway made when asked why Trump’s then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the size of inauguration crowds is one of many Trump-related quotations on the list, assembled by Fred Shapiro, an associate director at the library.

h/t Todd

Abuse ‘rampant’ at Ontario training schools, $600M lawsuit alleges

A man who says he was badly abused at one of Ontario’s now-defunct training schools is spearheading a proposed class-action against the province that seeks $600 million on behalf of other children and youth sent to the provincial facilities.

In his unproven statement of claim, Kirk Keeping, 64, alleges the schools were festering cesspools of sexual, physical and psychological abuse perpetrated by unsupervised and unqualified staff on hapless kids.

‘Feminism’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Merriam-Webster has revealed “feminism” as its word of the year.

In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70 per cent over 2016 on and spiked several times after key events, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, the company’s editor at large, told The Associated Press ahead of Tuesday’s annual word reveal.

De-radicalization can work for former ISIS fighters

Canada’s spy agency, CSIS, recently revealed that 60 foreign fighters who joined ISIS and other terror groups in Syria and Iraq are now back and living in Canada.

Scheer has expressed concerns about the national security threat posed by these fighters, while Trudeau pledged to prosecute those who broke Canada’s anti-terrorism laws. The prime minister is also in favour of reintegrating these radicalized citizens into society through de-radicalization programs.

  • Maurice Miner

    Sarc! Bacon!!!

  • ontario john

    Good news for Ontario! Because we love sexual perversion here in Sunny Ways Ontario. The vote whores of all parties voted yesterday to make Nov. 20th the annual day of Trans-Gender Remembrance. No word yet on how much tax payer money will be set aside to celebrate it every year.

    • Thomas Henderson

      If Post Modernity, power by the belief in Deconstructionism, is the new religion, we need our Saints Days, too.

      The more twisted, the better.

    • I only recognise actual holidays from non-mad people, so …

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    “Canada’s spy agency, CSIS, recently revealed that 60 foreign fighters who joined ISIS and other terror groups in Syria and Iraq are now back and living in Canada.”

    • ontario john

      Justin better open up some new cabinet spots.

    • Watchman

      So what is “De-radicalization” so we know when this goal has been achieved?

      De-radicalization is defined by John Horgan, a professor of security studies at Georgia State University, as “the social and psychological process whereby an individual’s commitment to, and involvement in, violent radicalization is reduced to the extent that they are no longer at risk of involvement and engagement in violent activity.

      So the government is going to deem a person who chooses not to personally drive a vehicle into a crowd of people, not set off an IED or suicide vest, not shoot or stab non-muslims as a complete success. They can exhort others to do this as long as they are not directly involved with violent jihadi acts. As long as they don’t do what they were doing in Syria, all will be forgiven. If they later decide to go back overseas to fight, their de-radicalization will have been successful in Canada.

      Somehow I think the government will claim a huge success in their de-radicalization efforts, punctuated only by the few who cannot stop themselves.

  • tom_billesley

    Drunken mahometan burglar makes a mistake and decides to rob an insomniac paranoid schizophrenic.
    Homeowner, 51, ‘killed a drunk burglar, 26, by stabbing him more than 50 times after catching him holding his TV in his lounge’.
    Errol Hanson knifed Mohammed Savare 50 times, 30 of which were in the neck.
    Drunken Savare had slipped into Hanson’s home while he was sweeping outside.
    The homeowner is on trial for murder. It should have been decided by the coroner as death by misadventure.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      They should give the homeowner a medal.

  • ontario john

    CP 24 is excited this morning that Canada’s favorite prime minister went to the opening of the Star Wars movie. Lots of pictures of Justin posing for selfies. He is so cool, young, and wonderful. Everyone in Canada loves little Justin.

    • Watchman

      Fake News: Justin was quoted as saying, “Kylo Ren is my favourite character because he has this basic dictatorship, which allows him to turn his military decisions on a dime. I feel the same about China, but Kylo Ren shows all this action on screen.”

  • tom_billesley

    Swedish investigation into those seeking asylum as children finds 84% were 18 or older.
    The checks were only carried out in cases where there were doubts as to the person’s age. Between mid-March and late October, the agency (Rättsmedicinalverket) carried out a total of 7,858 age assessments. Of those, examinations suggested 6,628 were 18 or older (84%), and 112 “possibly” 18 or older

  • Watchman

    “alternative facts” is just conservative speak for the progressives “different narratives”. As Daniel Moynihan said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” The left believes that their narratives are correct and factual, and the conservative’s narrative is false and malicious because conservatives are bad people.

    I’m not a fan of that term “alternative facts”, because a fact is something that is supportable through evidence and reason, not just a conclusion or an opinion.

  • Liberal Progressive

    Clearly to fight radicalization we must give many more millions to Muslim nonprofit groups for their programs to deradicalize people or we are all racists!

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops