Category Archives: Music

Sweden to hold ‘man-free’ music festival

Comedian Emma Knyckare is organising a “man-free” music festival in Sweden in response to rape and sexual assault claims at festivals in the country.

She suggested the idea after reports of a number of sexual offences at Sweden’s biggest music festival Bravalla, which has now been cancelled for next year.

“What do you think about putting together a really cool festival where only non-men are welcome?” she tweeted.

She said it would take place “until all men have learned how to behave”.

Non-men? So we can start calling feminists that now? Cool.

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It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play

Critics hailed it immediately as a cultural turning point that elevated pop music to the level of fine art. Richard Poirier wrote, “Listening to the Sgt. Pepper album one thinks not simply of the history of popular music but the history of this century.” Time magazine declared it “a historic departure in the progress of music – any music”. Newsweek called it a “masterpiece”, and The New York Times Book Review characterized it as a harbinger of a “golden Renaissance of Song”. It won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year–the first rock LP to receive the honor.

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Is It Witchcraft?

Rex Murphy:

Weird things are happening in Ontario. The premier of the province, a woman generally agreed to be well educated, confident, thoroughly in tune with the times, is virtually keelhauled in recent polling where she resides at an appalling 11 per cent. She is only slightly more popular than traffic tickets and overcooked broccoli (and even those are within the margin of error).

What gives, is the question whispered on every street corner and in every coffee shop. How can Kathleen Wynne have fallen so far when her competition is that other fella, whassiname, that the Progressive Conservatives recently front loaded into their leadership. His charisma floats in the same shallows and he has the inspirational force of kelp. Yet he is miles ahead of the impeccably progressive Wynne. It is not natural. The order of things is awry.

 

Frank Sinatra:

 

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Scheer Is A Big Spender

Andrew Scheer led the way among Conservative leadership candidates when it came to spending the most to run his MP office in the first half of the year.

Scheer, a Saskatchewan MP and former Speaker of the House of Commons, spent nearly $263,000 on travel for himself and his family, salaries for employees, accommodation and per diems while in Ottawa, office leases in his riding, and other expenses.

 

Not to be outdone:

Justin Trudeau took a small army of 44 people with him for a three-day visit to Washington last March, at a cost of more than $25,000.

Carry on.

 

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Trudeau Is Still Stupid

It’s a congenital thing:

“We should be past tolerance in Canada,” Trudeau said. “In Canada, can we speak of acceptance, openness, friendship, understanding? It is about where we are going and what we are going through every day in our diverse and rich communities.”

These are the same “diverse and rich communities” that Trudeau refused to call “barbaric” and do this to women who don’t cover up:

What Dano threw at her was sulfuric acid that melted her eyes to the sockets and left little of her face. Her nose and lips also disintegrated and one of her ears was severely disfigured. At the time, she was only fifteen, and her life would be changed forever.”

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Equally worried about the growth of the pro-Sharia campaign is Alan Craig, a former Newham councillor who has lived in East London for 30 years. He says: ‘This is the public tip of a hidden iceberg.’

He points to the example of street advertisements featuring girls in swimsuits, which are regularly blacked out by Islamic activists who paint burkhas over the models’ bodies. He says Muslim women have also been threatened with violence for not wearing burkhas.

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Women are not entitled to respect when they walk around without a Hijab. They are to blame for it when they are attacked,” Imam Shahid Mehdi said.

“All the crimes that occur against women is because they are not covered. When they are not covered, you have no respect for them. “

“She disobeys her master, there are two places in the Qur’an has ordered her to cover themselves (…) Women make a clean society dirty when they walk around without a Hijab. They are not entitled to respect and are not valuable as those who wear a Hijab. “

PM Trulander can play the ‘diverse” community card until his blue blood turns bluer. At the end of the day, he is much like his father in his views of women: anything goes as long as he gets his way (mouths shut and so forth).

No real man would defend this misogynistic thumb-in-the-eye-of-the-culture-at-large. A real man would have principles, not a voters base to exploit.

Also: Trudeau upstages a dying man and will do so at his funeral, too.

Guaranteed.

Gord Downie’s dad didn’t give him a band.

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