12 February 2016

Hells Bells... who needs Judges?

Shorter Michele Mandel at Toronto Sun... If you wanna choke or sexually assault a bunch of women and dance away without being punished... stay away from the really smart, worldly ones who don't take an iota of unnecessary shit from incipient sociopaths.

"Ghomeshi left the courthouse with his head held high. For the first time since his trial began Feb. 1, Sun photographer Craig Robertson said the accused man looked directly into his lens."
Just imagine for a moment that Jian Ghomeshi had tried to choke his lawyer, Marie Henein. Seems to me there would have been blood, hair and teeth all over the place... and trust me, it most assuredly would not have been hers.

Would he have been guilty then, Michele? Or would you have wanted assault charges filed against Ms. Henein?

The sentence that says it all...
"These women’s allegations of sexual assaultas true as they may be — "
Apparently, though... Ghomeshi knows how to pick 'em.

Our Father...

...Who art in Redmond...tech super powers

"The Windows operating system is full of hidden features and tricks. Using these hidden features can save you a lot of time and increase your productivity."

11 February 2016

Ghomeshi - Final arguments

Catch the livestream right here.

UPDATE: Did Marie Henein just screw up?so there was chokingIf the defense actually admits Ghomeshi "choked" these three women... isn't "consent" now the only issue on the table?


LAST WORD: Trial is overtrial over until march 24Another six weeks, Judge will return with verdict.

Don't look at me...

...I didn't vote for them...

"What I can guarantee to you, absolutely, is that we will not keep Canadians in the dark on what the costs are."

"What I cannot say today is precisely the moment at which we will be able to release those costs."
Bend over and grab your ankles Canada... you did this to yourself.


RELATED: It's not all that different...

...at the provincial level.
"The Kathleen Wynne government spent almost $600,000 advertising its proposed pension plan during last fall’s federal election campaign."
Your money... their malfeasance.

10 February 2016

Barack's BFF implicated in attempted coverup...

...of Laquan McDonald shooting...

CHICAGO — City of Chicago lawyers, after meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, demanded the Laquan McDonald family bury the video showing the killing of their son by a police officer.

Emanuel’s lawyers were offering $5 million in hush money to keep this hidden just weeks before the runoff election. And the biggest part of the deal—that McDonald family attorneys agreed to keep the video to themselves until criminal proceedings were concluded—just so happened to be inked the day after Emanuel was re-elected.
Will Barack Obama have anything to say about Rahm and the allegations? I'm hearing crickets.


FROM THE COMMENTS: The wheel is gaffed
The Dem party system has "superdelegates"....google it. Sanders and Clinton will get the same number of delegates...Hillary maybe MORE if you can believe it...it's the way the corruption flows with the US. DemocRATS

RELATED: Meanwhile, closer to home...

...the Toronto body count continues to climb...
One man is charged and a second suspect is on the loose after a deadly double stabbing outside a North York bar early Tuesday. Toronto Police say the violence unfolded outside Gucci’s Bar and Grill at 1693 Jane St., just north of Lawrence Ave. W., around 2 a.m.
And over in Toronto "Welfare Hell"...
Toronto Police have identified the men involved in a weekend murder at a troubled Toronto Community Housing building.

TCHC spokesman Lisa Murray confirmed both men were residents of Wakunda Place. She added many at the building have been plagued by issues such as drug addiction, alcoholism and mental illness.
Wakunda, Wakunda... that sounds so familiar.

Meet "The Fixer"

the fixer

“We represent people who have committed heinous acts — acts of violence, acts of depravity, acts of cruelty,” she quipped. “Or as Jian Ghomeshi likes to call it, foreplay.”
Ms Marie Henein, Jian Ghomeshi's own defense lawyer, speaking at the Ontario Criminal Lawyers’ Association Gala.

So, who exactly is this human buzzsaw?
At 50, she looks a decade younger, a vision in black chic perched on $1,500 leopard-patterned Louis Vuitton pumps. They turn out to be just one pair from a collection so notorious that Ontario’s former chief justice Warren Winkler once ribbed her, “So are you going to buy a car or a new pair of shoes?”
As one might expect, she's no shrinking violet...
“The whole point,” says Henein’s former associate Margaret Bojanowska, “is to annihilate the witness, really.”
And she doesn't trouble herself over what anyone else might think...
“I am not conflicted about being a strong feminist and what I do in court,” Henein bristles. “I just don’t feel a need to justify what I do or explain myself.”
Here's a thought. Officer James Forcillo was convicted of attempted murder because he shot and killed an unstable, drug-fueled man brandishing a knife.

Former Liberal Attorney General Michael Bryant got off scot-free after killing an unarmed bicyclist with a car.

Maybe Forcillo just didn't have the right lawyer.


UPDATE: Ghomeshi livestream - Wednesday February 10

09 February 2016

Maybe she should consider...

...molesting an intern with a cigar...karma

"They better worked this shit out fast because who ever the Republicans pick is going to be 29 times tougher than Bernie."
I mean... it's not like it hurt Bill in the long run.

As for Hillary's so-called "socialist" opponent... apparently, he's flexible...
The socialist trumpets his antiwar record. But he doesn’t mind expensive war machines—if they’re based in his home state. Most notably, he’s supported a $1.2 trillion stealth fighter that’s considered by many to be one of the bigger boondoggles in Pentagon history.
Principles, my arse.


UPDATE: The results are in
Senator Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton among nearly every demographic group in the Democratic New Hampshire primary, according to exit polls. And, though Mrs. Clinton lost nearly every income group, she did carry voters in families earning over $200,000 per year.
So, Hillary supporters are mostly wealthy, elderly white folk. Where are the "social justice warriors" when you really need 'em?


UPDATE2: Dems now eating their young?
The Nation’s Joan Walsh, a frequent MSNBC contributor and high-profile Hillary supporter is suggesting that white working class Democrats have moved away from Hillary because she served in the cabinet of a black president. This is a bizarre strategy from Team Hillary, especially after the catastrophic results from New Hampshire Tuesday night, where Hillary lost the woman vote to 195 year-old socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

To their face, Hillary asks for their votes and pledges to make their lives better. Behind their back, Team Clinton is smearing working class Democrats as racist
Yet again... snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.


LAST WORD: As warm as Hillary herself...
Cameras caught top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin apparently shoving away a woman who tried to hug her after Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate.
The mask slips yet again.

If everyone around you...

...is a complete and utter @sshole... maybe it is you...

take your pickgoing publicSunny ways, right?


RELATED: Ghomeshi-quiddick

What I find intriguing is that a lot of women, Mrs Neo included, are much less sympathetic to "Jian's Pawns" than many men... mostly because they can't imagine, in their wildest fantasies, taking that kind of abuse from man, woman or beast.prime minister care bear

"As I wrote here a year ago: Jian Ghomeshi was what passes for a superstar up here in the Great White North, and at 49, what passes for 'young' at the CBC."
I'm a little more sympathetic than Kathy, or my wife, but a good read nonetheless.


FROM THE COMMENTS: Slick, sly and dangerous
Scaramouche has an interesting link on Gian's modus operandi. Apparently he encouraged the women to send provocative emails, etc., (while, on the phone, being very reassuring) which he would save so he could discredit them.
Interesting doesn't quite cover it. The more I hear about this sort of sociopathic behaviour, the more I think Ghomeshi should be locked up.
Three other women told me similar stories, supported by evidence, of manipulation and entrapment. Ghomeshi would establish an electronic paper trail before the alleged violence took place and would make efforts to continue a correspondence afterwards. It followed a pattern.
Indeed, it did.

Sunni ways, my friends...

Dear Emperor Narcissus Pompadoris... perhaps, somewhere in between all your photo-ops, er... travels, you should try talking to a few Kurds.prime minister care bearAnd, by the way... don't military bases all have nasty, racist firearms and body-baggin' ordnance?

Aside from possibly offending our newest shake & bake citizens, are Canada's military bases really Pierre-Lite's first choice to settle an Islamic Diaspora from the very countries currently gestating the glorious new worldwide Caliphate?

Just askin'.

08 February 2016

Yet another Crown stutterstep

Ghomeshi livestream resumes at 11:00am...third witnessGhomeshi lawyer Marie Henein refers to third witness "disclosure issue" as being like "Twilight Zone."


UPDATE: Ask a hoary old Liberal pundit...lowly warrenNope, no mistrial. Third witness now testifying.choking corroboratedLesson learned... Kinsella makes prediction, smart money goes the other way.

Here's today's bombshell. Apparently even after choking event, the witness not only went on another date with Ghomeshi, but had "sexual contact" (which I interpret to mean, in the parlance, she "slept") with him... but did not inform cops or Crown of this fact until last Friday after Marie Henein ripped into Lucy Decoutere.she slept with hima fter assault?Now, I'm no lawyer like Lowly Warren, but if some guy I knew punched me in the face... and I had a beer with him the next day... does that invalidate the prior assault? I don't think so.


CORRECTION: To quote BBT actor Jim Parsons
(aka Dr. Sheldon Cooper)...

...FWIW - "Romantic contact" was not "coitus."did not sleep with him after assaultWitness is right, testifying is embarrassing.

Court adjourned until 2:15 so that Marie Henein can "adjust her cross examination."

And boy-oh-boy... did she ever...handjob**********

LAST WORD: If you read one thing Ghomeshi...

Anger percolated over the seeming disconnect between the allegations and Ghomeshi’s public persona as an enlightened, sensitive progressive who called Jack Layton his “mentor.”
It's all here... back to the late eighties.

07 February 2016

My melting pot overfloweth

Oh my gawds... we have to take firearms away from farmers, hunters and target shooters right now... hey, wait a minute...

Come for a smoke... stay for the firefight...

The first shooting took place at around 1 a.m. near a shisha lounge in the area of Airport and Derry Roads in Mississauga. Paramedics found the victim, identified by police as 17-year-old Sharmarke Farah, with life-threatening injuries. He died on the way to hospital.

Const. Bally Saini said officers arrested one person for firearms-related offences, but that person is not a suspect in Farah’s death.
Hmmm... Cops arrest a guy with a gun at the crime scene, but it's not the shooter. Here's a location with more guns than a Tarantino flick, but CTV declines to share where exactly that is.


UPDATE: Forget about the dead teenager...

...Citypulse News says this is all about "Police Brutality"...burying the lede
Police remain on scene; however the patrons of the shisha lounge have since been released after being held for upwards of four or five hours. “They took us on the bus, they searched us. We were here all night and weren’t even allowed to use the washroom,” another man told CP24 at the scene.
Allegations of "Islamophobia" in three... two...


UPDATE2: CP24 got rid of old headline...

Click on the link above and you go to this... complete with picture of the teenager in a sports uniform.


RELATED: "Near a shisha lounge?"

So the CTV report decides to omit a precise location for the shooting. That's strange, even for a news outlet that refuses to publish physical descriptions of shooters.

I know, let's ask another "professional" journalist... how about Jeremy Cohn (@JeremyGlobalTV)?habibis loungeApparently, though... we're just getting warmed up...going publicAnd finally...mastas loungeWelcome to the GTA - the Gun Toting Area.

You know how many gun murders there were out in my rural neighbourhood last night?

That'd be zero.

I'm with Justin

Forget Alberta and that nasty Oil Industry... Prime Minister "Narcissus Pompador" attracts important new business that meshes with his deepest personal beliefs...

The largest permanent, haute couture Barbie exposition in the world is coming to Les Cours Mont-Royal next week. The Barbie museum will feature high-fashion, designer, and even celebrity Barbies.

The dolls will be featured wearing designs from Armani, Dior, Versace, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta and many more notable names from the fashion industry.
In other Prime Ministerial news...
When asked what Canada's role should be in the fight against ISIS, only 27 per cent told the Angus Reid Institute that they were on the same page as Trudeau.
Man... all those knuckle-draggin' neo-conserv... wait a minute...
Slightly more past Liberal voters were in support of maintaining the current level of Canada's involvement than were in support of withdrawing Canada's fighter jets.
Honeymoon over?

I guess if your husband had taken...

...9 flights on "Lolita One"... you'd feel the need for a hobby too...

A coin flip is how possessions are decided in football games. And football games, despite the amount of money bet on them, are not serious.

Selecting the candidates for president of the United States is, we’re told, important.
"If you’re still spending the Friday after the caucuses trying to convince people you won, you know it was a loss."
She's in a virtual tie with the guy who wants to shut down the banking system. Think about that.

06 February 2016

Too many Chiefs...not enough...

...adult supervision...

Now, almost a year after the killing of Teresa Robinson, 11, in a remote northern Manitoba First Nation community and under pressure to solve the case, RCMP investigators are trying to gather DNA samples from about 2,000 local men and boys.

The DNA sweep comes as Ottawa is gathering feedback on the design and scope of a national inquiry into the 1,200 indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or went missing in the past 30 years.

Aboriginal women make up only four per cent of Canada’s female population, but accounted for 16 per cent of all women murdered in 1980-2012.
Yeah, Justin, you call that "missing aboriginal women" enquiry. I'm thinking it just might not give you the very specific answer you're looking for.


UPDATE: That's a 50 million dollar enquiry, right Justin?
Parallel to the findings of the 2014 Overview in which most homicide victims had a previous relationship with the offender, the 2013 and 2014 RCMP data reveals that the offender was known to the victim in 100% of the solved homicides of Aboriginal women in RCMP jurisdictions, and in 93% of cases of solved homicides of non-Aboriginal women.

Violence within family relationships is a key factor in homicides of women, and has prompted the RCMP to focus intervention and prevention efforts on familial and spousal violence.
Release the Kracken!!!!


RELATED: In other hunter-gatherer news...
A letter describing “a culture of bullying, misogyny, sexualization of Aboriginal women, inequality and lateral violence” at a First Nations health-care system in British Columbia led to an extraordinary federal government audit — and to troubling conclusions made public this week.
Need an example?
“A senior leader was ‘strongly advised’ to hire female candidates based on looks and body types
Does the FNHC mission statement include a "Hooters clause" regarding "hiring hot chicks?" I wonder how our feminist PM feels about that.

And lest you think this operation is just another inconsequential affirmative action bone First Nations have been thrown...
"The annual payments from Ottawa and the B.C. government that will total more than $4.7 billion by 2023."
A billion here, a billion there... pretty soon you're talkin' real money. And, of course, without fear of audits, some of the valuta falls off the back of the truck...
Internal Health Canada documents report that the organization has directed amounts as large as $5-million to programs with “no clear rationale,” and for activities “to be determined” later. Meanwhile, more than $4-million received by the FNHA since 2007 could not be accounted for at all.
Remember... these are the folks that Prime Minister Care Bear just exempted from regular financial audits, because... "racism."

05 February 2016

File this stuff under...

...party conversation mega ice-beakers...

Given that no one that night reported any macerated cars or demolished buildings and that the huge object had been launched nearly vertically, it likely came down in the desert somewhere in the wide vicinity of the test site in New Mexico.

It would have had some serious hang-time, though

Justin's World

It's all just "Horton hears a..." what the f@ckin' f@ck...

They'd spent months living in the roofless remains of a bombed house eating rats and whatever else they could find. And it showed. They were youngish people but they war-ravaged: sunked-cheeked, slack-skinned, with rotting teeth and clothes that hung off their emaciated bodies. You didn't need to be told they were refugees from a civil war: They might as well have had a neon sign on their heads. Oh, and they were Muslim, too.
That was the horror of Bosnia.

And now we have a whole new breed of, strangely enough, military age males flooding into the EU...
Oddly enough, their co-religionist "refugees" don't look like that at all. The ones I saw in Denmark and Sweden were well-fed, well-dressed - and fit and muscular, as German women discovered at New Year.

RELATED: Because, let's face it...

...who wants to live next door to dirty infidels...
"It's a slow process because in some cases, [refugee] families are turning down the housing that's being offered."
Apparently welfare beggars can be choosers...
She understands why some may lack sympathy for those [refugees] who turn down housing, but she said many newcomers "cling" to one another. "They feel empowered by being beside each other."
That bodes well for integrating into Canadian society, right?


"Perhaps something can be found for them in the neighbourhood of Mecca?"
Presto... problem solved!

04 February 2016

Wheels back on the bus...

Livestreaming the Jian Ghomeshi trial...

nb: livestream is still active as of February 8.

"One cop to another as Ghomeshi exits court: 'Journalists are assholes'"
lucy dchokinggoing publicCourt adjourns for day with Ghomeshi lawyer Marie Henein implying that Lucy DeCoutere's old emails may be the equivalent of the first witnesse's "string bikini" pix...another Henein hand grenade?Strangely, Henein stops for the day, rather than end on a "bombshell" note. Don't understand why Henein is giving up the current news cycle.

Can only speculate that either Marie Henein has compromising evidence and she's letting the witness stew about it overnight... or this was a bluff and she expected DeCoutere to narc herself out.

The only other possibility that suggests itself, is that Henein feels these emails are so deleterious to prosecution case that Lucy D. would fold completely (hard to imagine, I admit) and refuse to return to court.

I guess I'm stumped. Tune in tomorrow.


UPDATE: High Noon - 5 February 2016

Henein drops another nuclear bomb...lucy d crashes & burnsNo longer stumped.

Not saying Ghomeshi is a model citizen by any means, but Marie Henein just put another notch on her gun.

UPDATE2: Fool me twice, shame on me
Crown attorney Michael Callaghan called for an early adjournment at Jian Ghomeshi's sexual trial Friday saying that he had to disclose evidence to the defence related to the third complainant.

Callaghan said the woman would be the only other witness he would be calling when court resumes Monday.

LAST WORD: Wanna see the difference...

...between livestream & dead tree media?
One of the emails, sent just hours after Ghomeshi allegedly choked and slapped her, shows DeCoutere using racy language to express her sexual desire for him and regret that she didn’t spend the night with him.

She has told Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial that she doesn’t remember sending it.
No wonder people are turning to the internet for their news and entertainment.


No tedious fact-checking required... and for what it's worth, "professional journalists", in Toronto anyway, apparently don't cross-contaminate their uber-padded j-school cocoons by looking at each others stories.

So what earthshaking events are transpiring in the T.dot this news cycle? There's a million stories in the naked city, right?magnificent moteezy productionsLemme see... lemme see...

Oh my gawds, here's a scorcher... according to the Toronto Sun, yet another "talented [music] producer and artist" was brutally and inexplicably cut down in his artistic prime.

Hmm... that's weird... I've never actually heard of Quinn Taylor... even on those those fawning CBC radio programmes that shove multiculturalism up your white-privileged patootie a nickel at a time. I wonder what will happen to Quinn's budding rap music empire... oh, wait... here's an update from the Toronto Star...

"He was transitioning from living with his mother to living with a girlfriend..."
Transitioning, huh? That sounds way more impressive than filling a garbage bag with clothes and grabbing a bus to Rexdale.

All that said, I've actually learned something here... apparently posting homebrew rap music videos to Youtube from your Mom's livingroom qualifies anyone and their homies to be the next "Suge Lite." Word, bro.

Back at the Sun, the father-in-law of David Eminess, the other man killed, says that David had "gone out for a drink" and “some Chinese food." He was going to "bring some home for us to eat.”

The timing of the murder, which happened way after the witching hour on a cold winters morning seems to suggest otherwise. Most of the pre-shoot reporting so far has the two dead men and a now wounded third party standing around socialising on Spadina Avenue... seemingly unconcerned about any sort of food run.
David Eminess, 26, and Quinn Taylor, 29, were out front of the New Ho King restaurant on Spadina Ave., south of College St., along with a third man when the gunfire erupted around 3:15 a.m.
It's actually way closer to breakfast than dinner time here. How long, exactly, are you gonna just sit around waiting for your hypothetical take out?

Well, if that spring roll story doesn't work for you, (according to the CBC) the family has another one...
Christian Promesse, Eminess's brother-in-law said Eminess had gone to the area to watch a game and get a drink. He said the police told him that there was a crowd of people and a fight broke out, and that Eminess got caught in the crossfire.
Well, wait a minute, Christian... that's not what CTV & insideToronto news is saying...
"Speaking to media on Tuesday, Feb. 2, Toronto police Staff Insp. Greg McLane said it appeared the two murdered men, 26-year-old David Eminess and 29-year-old Quinn Taylor were targeted by their attacker."
Additionally, Mr Eminess is described variously by different media outlets as a student and also as someone supporting his young family with odd jobs.

Yes, it's a tragedy when anyone is cut down before their time, but instead of tugging at people's heartstrings with references to fatherless toddlers, non-existent careers and 3am tipples... perhaps we could see a little journalism? How about a description of the shooter for starters? Oh right, this is Canada... that's definitely off-limits.

Just colour me sceptical... Chinatown at three in the morning is not the place where anybody's dreams come true. Unless you're a junkie or a ten dollar whore you'd be way better off at home with Netflix and a cold beer. Even the cops travel in pairs in that neighbourhood. No wonder the mainstream media is going the way of the dinosaurs.


RELATED: Toronto the not-so-good
Toronto police say a 19-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was shot in the eastern part of downtown Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. The man was walking somewhere in the area of Queen and Victoria streets after 3 p.m. when a vehicle drove past him at a high rate of speed and someone in the vehicle shot at him.
And there's this...
A male is dead following a violent assault in Etobicoke, a representative with Toronto Paramedic Services says. It happened in The West Mall and Rathburn Road area at around 7 p.m.

The victim is believed to be in his 20s, paramedics said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly says he wants to trim the fat to the tune of a couple hundred less line officers. Lemme know how that works out.


RELATED2: Another body dropped
On Tuesday, Behruzi was arrested alongside Mohamed Hamad Mohamed, 26, and Abad Abdi Shire, 21 — friends of Marwan.

UPDATE: Murder victim ID'd
Saed Kaylie, 17, died of stab wounds outside an apartment building located near the West Mall and Rathburn Road.

LAST WORD: J-School 101
“I misunderstood the question and therefore provided you with an incorrect answer”.

No, you just thought I was stupid.

03 February 2016

Anna Pacquin, Hugh Jackman...

...and just a tiny dash of wolf... what's the big deal?