Kathy Shaidle started blogging in 2000, at the pioneering web site RelapsedCatholic.com.
She started FiveFeetofFury.com in 2007, as a new home for her irreverent rants.
A low level “neither east nor west” anarcho-peacenik during the Reagan/Mulroney era, a series of seemingly trivial incidents, culminating in one really, really big one, turned her into the chick behind this site.
Oh, and truth be told, she’s only 4’11”.
Kathy Shaidle has written for major magazines and daily papers in Canada and the US, as well as online venues like BeliefNet.com, FrontPage and Spectator.org.
Kathy Shaidle’s latest “real” book is The Tyranny of Nice: How Canada crushes freedom in the name of human rights — and why it matters to Americans. Published in November 2008, it is currently in its fourth printing and is a selection of the Conservative Book Club in the United States.
Contact her at kshaidle – AT – rogers.com — HOWEVER: PLEASE DO NOT email to tell me that some idiot on the web is saying stuff about me. I DON’T CARE. You are wasting your time and mine. Thanks.
What people have said about Kathy Shaidle:
“Kathy Shaidle is one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our day: If the “human rights” racketeers get their way, she’ll be unpublishable in her own country. But, in the end, that’s a reflection not on her but on them.”
— Mark Steyn, from his intro to her book The Tyranny of Nice
“Kathy Shaidle is Mark Steyn’s butt-plug.”
— blog commenter
“Does Kathy Shaidle have a medical condition we can make fun of? She’s fat, ugly and dishonest.”
— Robert P.J. Day
“I like Kathy Shaidle‘s blog a lot, but I found her speaking style even more compelling — a touch more gentle, the humour a touch more subtle, and jam-packed full of facts. I knew she was a good writer, but I didn’t know that she was a great speaker. I had high expectations, but they were exceeded.”
— Ezra Levant
“You must be a shill for the new world order, either you know that or are amazingly ignorant, either way you are working for the death of America, sad that you have sold out to evil.”
“Here’s Kathy Shaidle, whom we’d never heard of before reading this Salon post. Starting today, we are all Kathy Shaidle readers (…) Jesus, this Shaidle person is a night terror. WHO IS SHE?
“…we are still too scared of Kathy Shaidle and will have to end this post now, so we can go cry in dark corners of our basements.”
“Kathy Shaidle is a great warrior of free speech in Canada, where that fundamental right is already largely lost — as she chronicles in her book The Tyranny of Nice (which she wrote with Pete Vere). The book is ‘excellent, superb, rollicking, harrowing, much needed,’ as I told her in an email. And her weblog Five Feet of Fury maintains the same level of excellence as it chronicles, among other things, the demise of sanity and pusillanimity before Islamic supremacism in Canada in the most wildly entertaining fashion, full of Swiftian savage indignation, making it a daily must-read. If we had five Kathy Shaidles, there would be no stealth jihad in this country or on this continent.”
— Robert Spencer, author of Stealth Jihad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)
“Shaidle — who is, to put it politely, not a particularly nice person…”
— Alex Koppelman, Salon.com
“That Girl That People Are Mad At All The Time”
— The Meatriarchy
“Kathy Shaidle is a leftist gay militant open immigration supporter”
— commenter at The Shotgun
It isn’t “respectable” to speak up for Limbaugh or Ann Coulter or Kathy Sh
aidle. There is no safety in silence. Fuck those lying left-wing crapweasels. I’m with Kathy.
A large group of Canadians made the long trip down to the D.C. tropics. One of them was Kathy Shaidle, who is also known as Five Feet of Fury, but to me seemed more like five feet of Torontonian charm and intelligence.
“Kathy is terrified of Jews…”
[Kathy Shaidle] is an anti-semite and “a purveyor of some of the most offensive racial stereotypes I have ever read.”
— Bernie Farber, Canadian Jewish Congress
Kathy Shaidle is one of “the additional forces within the fabric of Canadian society who are pushing this pro-Zionist agenda, either wittingly or unwittingly” along with “Bernie Farber of the Canadian Jewish Congress.”
I’ve always had a weakness for people who tell you exactly what they think and never bother to mince words, and Shaidle is all that.
One of the most forthright critics of Canada’s Tyranny of Nice and a courageous proponent of free speech in the face of a Nanny State, she’s had her share of suffering, as have we all, but she is not the sort of person to demand that everybody Observe the Pieties on her behalf, and she can often be screamingly funny when it comes to the sort of hushed silences we are expected to observe on behalf of the sundry movements that batten on human suffering as a way of drumming up support for cash, power, reverence, etc.
I often disagree with her sometimes overwhelmingly libertarian outlook, but her — I can’t help but like her. She’s so bloody blunt, so . . . not whiny, and so willing to take life head-on that I’ve always found her refreshing even when she says things with which I strongly disagree. (…)
Have I mentioned that I love Kathy Shaidle. You might ask “Why? Why do you love that offensive woman so?”
Anyways no one likes you. XOXO hugs and kisses