30 April 2009

Tonight's CTV Moonbat moment

Lloyd, yet again, gushes over the impending coronation of the Puffin King... and features Iggy's latest pronouncement on his latest adopted homeland...

"We are rebuilding the greatest national institution in Canadian life."
Not to be outdone... check out how the CTV website handles the bloody coup that unceremoniously dethroned the previous monarch...
Not long after the historic showdown, Stephane Dion quit as leader and Ignatieff took the party's helm -- a move which bypassed a potentially divisive leadership race.
Yeah... no airbrushing the Politburo here, huh?

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That's funny... nobody's talkin' about...

..bailin' out Canadian farmers... and they produce stuff we all buy on a daily basis...

Chrysler will be in default of the loans if its auto production in Canada falls below the 20-per-cent threshold, meaning the federal and Ontario governments can demand repayment.
Yeah... like that's gonna happen.

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RELATED: Obama calls it a victory

Of course... it ain't comin' out of his bottom line...
Discussions between the U.S. Treasury Department and Chrysler's lenders were designed to reduce nearly $7 billion in secured debt, and avoid bankruptcy.

But in the end, 40 hedge funds that hold roughly 30 per cent of Chrysler's debt refused to budge, said auto industry analyst Dimitry Anastakis.

"They're owed about $7 billion in total and the government is saying you should take about $2 billion of the $7 billion that you're owed, and they're refusing to do so," he told CTV's Canada AM.
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Worth every penny

The dark downside of Canada's much vaunted "free" healthcare system...

Three young Port Perry women who are Ontario's first confirmed cases of swine flu returned from Cancun on Friday with symptoms but spent the weekend at the local casino and visiting friends because their local hospital never advised them to stay home.

And even after 21-year-old Justine Stevenson was informed on Tuesday afternoon that she has the virus, no one has told her mom to close her home daycare business.
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What convention?

It's more like this guy descended from heaven on a beam of bright light...
Yeah... you can just smell the democracy.

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Hope, change and...

...deadlier than Dick Cheney...

The US is on pace to exceed last year's total of 36 airstrikes in Pakistan. Today’s strike is the fifth this month and the sixteenth inside Pakistan this year.
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29 April 2009

More Liberal corruption... yawn

Stand by for breaking news... on gravity holding stuff down...

-- QUEBEC CITY -- Jean Charest's government was groping to explain a potential conflict of interest scandal Wednesday in which public funds were allegedly steered to companies owned by provincial Liberals.

Documents released by the official opposition showed that a regional economic development fund set up to boost the economy of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region was being used to finance companies owned by Liberals located mainly in the Montreal region.
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When prison...

...just isn't enough...

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Oh gawd... pandemic goes international

Is it time to pull up the drawbridge and hunker down?

Government officials confirmed the first U.S. death from the new H1N1 swine flu today - a 23-month-old child who died in Texas. It is the first death from swine flu reported outside Mexico, the country hardest hit by the influenza outbreak.
Well, not quite...
-- HOUSTON -- A Mexico City toddler who travelled to Texas with family to visit relatives is the first confirmed death in the U.S. from swine flu.
Shshhhh... let's not put poor Lloyd over the edge.

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RELATED: Thank goodness there wasn't an...
...outbreak of headlice.
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One time biker chick...

...gets all philosophical on yer ass...

“What happened with this dress is just the living proof that sexism is still out there and very healthy and it’s only politically correct to just say that we have equality among the sexes — but we don’t.”

“It’s still a man’s world,” she added.
I dunno, Julie... that's not what everybody was sayin'... when you were flashin' the paparazzi.

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RELATED: More "Girl Power!!!"

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Paging Sid Ryan

Looks like CUPE's good friends in the Middle East are still pursuing that "restorative justice"...

A Palestinian military court has condemned a man to death by hanging for treason for selling land to Israelis.

Anwar Breghit, 59, was convicted by a court in the West Bank town of Hebron. He sold property near his village "that he did not own", prosecutors said.

Only two people have had death sentences against them carried out, although others have been summarily executed over suspicions that they sold land to Israelis.
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RELATED: No, not the Israelis... again
"The battles came a day after two men were thrown to their deaths from high-rise rooftops, signalling a rapid descent into all-out confrontation."
Confrontation?!?! There's some hard-hitting journalism.

There are bodies falling from the skies... and it's a confrontation?

Seriously?

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Last night's CTV Moonbat Moment

Anybody else see the graphic on CTV last night as they breathlessly reported on the... count 'em... 13 cases of "swine flu" that apparently have the capability to bring this country to a screeching halt.

For those of you that missed it... all of North America was painted blood red. The CTV website has a similar scary picture...
And you can always count on CBC to do their part...
But do we have any actual information that doesn't simply involve scary pictures? Well... a little further down the article...

"In actual fact, it may have a death rate that's similar to seasonal influenza."
Two words... no... shame.

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And scaring the crap...

...outta thousands of people... that was just ice-cream...

The flight by the VC-25, a modified Boeing Co. 747, and two F-16 fighter jets cost $328,835, Air Force spokeswoman Vicki Stein said.

That includes $300,658 for the larger plane, which flew a three-hour mission, and about $28,178 for the F-16 jets, which flew 1.8 hours each, Stein said in an e-mailed statement.
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28 April 2009

Tell me, Dylan...

...how exactly is this about Canadian citizenship... and not Dalton McSlippery's flagrant mismanagement of the Ontario healthcare system...

"It's gone beyond frustration into absolute rage. I've been treated better by the people of Mexico than I have been by my own country," Pazzano told the Star from the intensive care unit of Hospiten Cancun in Mexico. "I am, in all honesty, disgusted to be called a Canadian citizen right now."
Of course... the Toronto Red Star is more than happy to publish any derogatory reference towards the federal Conservative government, even though this one actually falls squarely on the McGuinty Liberals...
The couple was initially told that hospitals here are full, says Pazzano, but that claim was negated by Ontario Health Minister David Caplan.

"There is ICU capacity," he told reporters, noting that the health system here should "be able to provide the care that Ontarians expect."
Well, David... perhaps this woman could have found an ICU bed in Toronto if it weren't for Dalton McGuinty's billion dollars in P2P hospital construction cost over-runs.

Funny how that works.

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RELATED: Don't miss the Star's Round 1

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See... that's how evolution works...

Big Mother says...

"It might be a good idea to avoid heading for ground zero of emerging pandemic."
Maybe this could actually work out to the good.

See... if you're not bright enough to figure this one out without government intervention... we probably don't want you passing on your genes anyway.

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UPDATE: Save us, oh wonderful government
"Do you think the Canadian government’s response to the swine flu outbreak in Mexico has been sufficient?"
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RELATED: While we're on "social darwinism"...
Police say suspects barged into a building and fired rounds through an apartment door at 9 Greentree Ct. in the Keele St. and Eglinton Ave. W. area.

Police say there was someone inside the apartment unit but he was not struck by the bullets. They also say he isn't cooperating with the investigation.

This shooting is the latest incident in a violent week for the area.

There have been four shootings in five days - and two have been fatal.
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"Yet if in one breath she appeared..."

"...to be suggesting she left before she could be given the results, in the next she said she had finished the test and said again that, 'I'm sure if I didn't pass my test, I wouldn't be standing right here with all of you now, guaranteed'."
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RELATED: Yeah... weird is one word...
-- WOODSTOCK, Ont. -- The mother of Victoria Stafford is recounting her mysterious journey in a limousine to a Toronto hotel room where a stranger offered to aid with any ransom demands.

While McDonald acknowledged that the meeting might sound strange she says many weird things have happened since her daughter disappeared.
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"If anyone were to write..."

"...that he thought that rapists should not be locked up because they have had a difficult childhood, have psychological problems and aberrant personalities, including a tendency to take drugs and too much alcohol, and because prison does not work as evidenced by the fact that they often commit the same sorts of crimes on release, he would be (rightly) regarded as a moral idiot."
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RELATED: And justice for all...
The legal team for the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has told judges that the evidence against him was "wholly circumstantial".
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Give yourself a shake

This is Canada... we don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings...

"If these screening measures are considered appropriate for agriculture workers, logically they should also be used to screen all travellers from Mexico," says UFCW Canada national president.
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RELATED: Sometimes, you just gotta do...

...the right thing...
The second lesson is that leading can be lonely. When Canada first pulled out of Durban II, we were alone. When Canada first cut off aid to Hamas, we were alone. But others later followed, because we were right.
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LAST WORD: So, let's get started...
In 2008 almost 37,000 asylum seekers entered Canada and so far this year the flow remains unabated. There is a backlog of more than 62,000 asylum claims before the Refugee Board which will take years to clear.

The system is out of control and yet our politicians of all parties refuse to even consider reform. To do so would offend the powerful refugee lobby and threaten the loss of ethnic voters.

Furthermore, it is not politically correct to even discuss immigration and refugee policies in connection with border or security concerns.
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27 April 2009

"He don' need..."

"...no steenkin' badges..."

The White House defended the administration's ability to respond to a crisis that is coming so early in its tenure and while it still lacks a health and human services secretary, a surgeon general and a CDC director.
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UPDATE: Look... it's Mr Golden Sunshine...
For Team Obama, it’s always 9/10.
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This, my friends, is why...

...we mock you...

-- MONTREAL -- It's a minor scrap that's opening old wounds from 160 years ago.

A Quebec sovereigntist association is demanding an apology for a tract published in 1849 by the Montreal Gazette that the group contends incited 1,500 anglophone Montrealers to burn down the city's parliament.
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"Nah, we're cool"... says Mr Ten Percent

From the oft-quoted... "I did not have sex with that woman" files...

Pakistan asserted on Monday there was no danger of the Taliban getting hold of its nuclear arsenal and said the country's "nuclear capability was in safe hands”.

“I want to assure the world that the nuclear capability of Pakistan is under safe hands,” APP quoted President Asif Ali Zardari as telling a group of international journalists here.
Safe, Asif?

You mean... like your late wife?

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RELATED:
That sounds so familiar...
"When you consider all this in tandem, with the fact that A.Q. Khan, Pakistan's foremost atomic scientist, is some sort of freebooting nuclear pirate, it's a little unsettling, to say the least."
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LAST WORD:
Who is Asif Ali Zardari?

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The really scary thing is...

...Saudi Arabia is often touted as being one of the more enlightened, western-friendly countries... in the entire Islamic world...

Many women-only sports clubs and gyms in Saudi Arabia face closure under a government clampdown.

Women in Saudi Arabia are banned from driving, must wear a head-to-toe cloak when out in public and must obtain permission from a male relative to work, travel, study or marry.
But the fairer sex are not totally without resources...
Saudi women were reported to have launched an online campaign in protest called "Let Her Get Fat".
You go girl.

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Who can't appreciate...

...a little Monday morning tailfeather?

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It's actually the least he could do

Apparently Iggy's picking up the cheque for all burial expenses...

Ignatieff will be formally crowned leader Saturday at the Vancouver convention, which was originally supposed to be the culmination of a vigorous leadership race.

But first, Liberals must pay ritual respects to the man they couldn't get rid of fast enough.
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26 April 2009

BAD KARMA... it ain't just...

...a way cool name for a band...

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RELATED: See... my Canada doesn't include...

...lawless mobs...

A key thoroughfare in downtown Toronto remains closed to traffic because of a demonstration by hundreds of Tamil Canadians.

The crowd began to gather outside the U.S. Consulate on University Ave. at about 7 p.m. Sunday and grew larger throughout the evening.
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The CBC...

...just another reason...[*]

RELATED: Those heartless Conservative bastards... wait...
Hang on a second... turns out she's NOT being "denied re-entry" to Canada after all...

...apparently, this is about hospital beds...

"None of the hospitals in the metropolitan area or the areas outside Toronto will accept her in the ICUs -- they are saying there are no ICU beds available," George said.
Just more despicable CTV spin.

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LAST WORD: Hey... the Red Star wants in...

Yeah, of course, let's just blame it on the evil logo...

What most people likely see when they inspect the famous green-and-white Starbucks emblem is the likeness of a long-maned mermaid wearing a crown, surrounded by several concentric circles that contain the company's brand name.

But that is not what Higazi sees.
Absolutely nothing to do with the crazy ol' Imam.

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Strengthening the Gene Pool

Remember when you were a kid... and you'd settle disputes with swords and baseball bats?

Yeah... me neither.

He admits that he and his friends lived a life of crime in the past few years.

"We always just jumped people, robbed people ... it turned into a habit," he said. "Something violent happened in my life almost every day."

Still, he's shocked and saddened by losing a friend to such violence.
I know, dude, I know... who could have possibly seen that coming, huh?

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RELATED: In other teen killer news...
A second 17-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting of Toronto teen Daniel Lewis.

Lewis, 19, died in hospital after he was shot twice in a laneway near Keele St. and Rogers Rd. on April 21.
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So whatever happened to...

..."iron men and wooden ships"...

His said "our security started shooting in the air... and also we started spraying some water" to beat off the attackers.

Samantha Hendey from Durban, South Africa, told the BBC that her sister Tabitha Nicholson was on board the ship during the attack and the situation was "pretty dramatic".

"She said that there were lots of passengers on deck watching it unfold and they even took action themselves by throwing chairs overboard, trying to hit the pirates."
I guess ol' pegleg Omar won't be braggin' about this one at the next pirate party.

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UPDATE: Less swash... more buckling...
Yemeni officials say Somali pirates have seized an empty Yemeni oil tanker in a deadly clash with coast guards.

The officials said two pirates were killed in the confrontation in the Gulf of Aden Sunday. Three other pirates and two coast guards also were wounded.
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PATRIOT IN-LOVE WITH MYSELF

The NDP's research team has carefully examined Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff's new book and found the personal pronoun "I" is mentioned 164 times.

Bob Rae, Jean Chr├ętien, Paul Martin, St├ęphane Dion and the carbon tax are not mentioned.
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25 April 2009

Bright lights, big city...

...rapacious thuggery...

It was a busy night for Toronto police and paramedics with a shooting and two stabbings. Police have three men in custody but they're still working to determine who pulled the trigger.

Further south along Bathurst Street, police are on the hunt for a pair of suspects after a stabbing outside a Dominos restaurant north of Bloor Street.

The driver was approached as he pulled into the rear parking lot at 936 Bathurst Street after 11 p.m. on Friday. The suspects stabbed him and took his money.
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RELATED: Here's a thought, yer Blondeness...

...let's go after the thugs... not law-abiding citizens...
For the City of Toronto, firing muzzle-loading reproduction black powder guns on city property is okay, but Olympic target shooters are a threat to public safety.

The hypocrisy isn't lost on some gun lobby groups, who agree musket demonstrations are completely appropriate to commemorate the Battle of York, but wonder how the city can reconcile the double standard.

Last year, city council passed a series of bylaws that prohibit the sale, display and promotion of firearms on city property, and Fort York is owned by the City of Toronto.

"Nobody is suggesting ... that demonstrations like this at Fort York shouldn't happen. They are part of our heritage, we recognize that, we celebrate that," said Greg Farrant, manager of government relations for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, which has more than 100,000 members across the province.

"But so too is hunting part of our heritage."

Why there's a celebration of one aspect of our firearms heritage but a demonization of another part by the City of Toronto is mystifying."
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You choose to stay married...

...to the world's most infamous serial philanderer AND you expect people to take what you say seriously?

Mrs Clinton's visit comes in the wake of two days of suicide bomb attacks in Iraq which killed at least 155 people.
This isn't about the greater good... it's about getting your hands on the levers of power at any price. Hillary sold out whatever principles she might have had... a long, long time ago.

Indeed... the Shrillary shows up just in time to issue yet another "statement" condemning the sectarian killing... as "The One" prepares to cut and run.

Who actually buys into this sort of thing?

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RELATED: Hope, Change and...

..."keep your enemies closer"...
“It’s what’s wrong with politics today. Hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected,” Obama said in a January radio ad.

“Hillary Clinton. She’ll say anything and change nothing.”
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Looks like Osama might get...

...his nuclear-armed Caliphate after all...

-- ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- As the Taliban tightened their hold over newly won territory, Pakistani politicians and American officials on Thursday sharply questioned the government’s willingness to deal with the insurgents and the Pakistani military’s decision to remain on the sidelines.

“The government is too worried about its own political survival to take on the militants,” the Defense Department official said.
Here's a question... where do you figure the billion dollars in annual U.S. military aid got to?

Meanwhile... in other "brave holy warrior" news...
Yesterday 12 children were killed in Dir when a bomb hidden in a football exploded. Villagers said that the football had been left lying near the compound wall of a girls' school.

Among the dead were seven boys and five girls aged between 5 and 13.
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24 April 2009

"Live by the sword..."

"...don't be too surprised... somebody skewers your brisket..."

-- TORONTO -- A shooting investigation has turned into a homicide probe after a man shot while waiting at a bus stop in the city's west end died, police announced this afternoon.

Omar Waite, 29, was shot at a TTC bus stop on the southwest corner of Jane St. and Eglinton Ave. W. around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Seems's Toronto's celebrated street thugs are pretty well versed in the concept of "bad karma"...
His shooting came almost exactly 24 hours after the shooting death of Daniel Lewis, 19, who was killed in a laneway near Keele St. and Rogers Rd.

Lewis was a member of the Five Point Generals, while Waite was a member of a rival gang, the Gators, a police officer told the Sun.
And stand by, folks... this is where CC and company usually jump in to celebrate the lost potential of young Daniel & Omar et al.

P.S. -- No word yet from Mayor Miller's office... on which gun club these two fine young men belonged to.

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RELATED: Starting justice for Jane Creba...
-- TORONTO -- A 21-year-old Toronto man convicted of murder in the shooting death of teenager Jane Creba on Boxing Day more than three years ago will be sentenced as an adult, a judge ruled today.

Until now known only as JSR, a publication ban on the name has been lifted and he has now been identified as Jorrell Simpson-Rowe.

Mr. Simpson-Rowe was 17 at the time of the notorious gun battle that killed Ms. Creba and wounded six others.
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LAST WORD: In other "just desserts" news...
A second arrest has been made in the afternoon drive-by shooting of a young man near his Rexdale home, police announced today.

Jose Hierro-Saez, 19, was a passenger in a car that was riddled with bullets from another vehicle as it travelled along John Garland Blvd., near Albion Rd. and Kipling Ave., in June 2007.

Anthony Grant, 21, and Devon Vivian, 20, thought to have fled to Jamaica, were identified as suspects.

Grant, suspected of driving the car used in the shooting, was picked up by the Royal Jamaican Constabulary Fugitive Squad nearly three months after the fact. He was charged with first-degree murder and brought back to Toronto.

Last Friday, Vivian was arrested in Kingston, Jamaica on a charge of first-degree murder and four counts of attempt murder while armed with a firearm, Toronto Police announced today.
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Lions and tigers... and bugs...

...oh, my...

According to Agence-France Presse, Mexican authorities on Friday confirmed a swine flu outbreak and said they were probing 45 possible deaths and 943 possible cases.

Mexico's Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova urged people to avoid large crowds, shaking hands, kissing people as a greeting, or using the subway.

"This afternoon the epidemic was confirmed by Canadian and U.S. labs to be a new influenza virus," Cordova said in a televised statement late Thursday.
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Hope, Change and...

...aw, screw it...

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"Oh my gawd, Hezbollah is..."

"...storming Queens Park... wait a minute..."
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UPDATE: Now you see it... now you don't
"Hmmm... it was there a minute ago..."
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Bring Omar home...

...my ass...

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RELATED: He's got all these mad skillz

"Last night, we were able to see television footage of Mr. Khadr's alleged building and planting of explosive devices that are actually planted in Afghanistan," Cannon said.

"Those devices are the devices that basically have taken away the lives of young Canadian men and women."

He went on to remind the Commons that Karine Blais, the young Quebec soldier who died last week in Afghanistan, was killed by a roadside bomb.
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23 April 2009

What say we just...

...do the math...
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Saving precious Mother Earth...

...9,000 gallons of fuel at a time.

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His blessed will be done

Apparently, Allah hates the homeless...

At least 48 people, among them Iranian pilgrims, died when a suicide bomber blew up a restaurant in Baquba, in the north-east, officials say.

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber killed at least 28 people - detonating a belt of explosives as police distributed aid to a crowd of homeless families.
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"Unprecedented burden on taxpayers"

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"Thank you for calling the RCMP..."

"If you are in fear for your life... Press 1... If you wish to report a property crime... Press 2... If you are calling to set up an appointment to be arrested..."

-- EDMONTON -- RCMP spokesman Cpl. Wayne Oakes said the Crown prosecutors' office is not going to pursue Dewald's out-of-province apprehension provided Dewald makes good on his word by turning himself in at the end of the summer.
Oh Canada.

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And yet another shooting...

A young man was rushed to hospital Wednesday, after being shot several times.

Ambulance officials told 680News that the victim is about 20-years-old, and was shot in the head and leg.

The incident happened just before 7 p.m. in the area of Jane St. and Eglinton Ave.
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UPDATE: Tuesday's shooting victim identified...
A residential laneway splashed with gang insignia was the scene for Toronto's latest homicide.

Blue spray paint stained the walls that line the scene near Keele St. and Rogers Rd., showing passersby that Crips, or perhaps wannabe Crip gang members, were there long before 19-year-old Daniel Lewis was gunned down Tuesday evening.
The identity of the person shot Wednesday has not yet been released.

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UPDATE2:
The latest victim, Omar Waite, 29, of Toronto, was gunned down at a bus stop at Jane St. and Eglinton Ave. W, around 6:40 p.m. yesterday.
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UPDATE3: Edmonton gets on the board

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WELCOME, YET AGAIN, READERS OF NOTED HUMANITARIAN CANADIAN CYNIC

Oh, CC... did Lloyd Robertson tell you that criminals are on the run?
Take for example Toronto Police's own website, which indicates in its own information gathering as of April 9 Toronto's shooting occurrences are up 31.3% in 2009 over this time last year, with 63 this year compared to 48 in 2008.
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22 April 2009

It's obvious the Tamil protesters...

...are unfamiliar with the "law of unintended consequences"...

Like Hamas in Gaza, cowardly LTTE fighters are hiding behind the women and children they claim to be protecting. (In fact, the Tigers are actually killing civilians who try to flee the combat area — something even Hamas never did on a large scale during the Gaza combat.)

The Tigers’ goal appears to be saving itself — and we would not be surprised if Pirapaharan staged his own massacre of Tamils as a means to discredit Colombo and force a ceasefire that allowed him to escape.
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RELATED: An alarming trend...
"According to research by sociologist Jeffrey Reitz and others, this trend is increasingly pronounced among the second generation of immigrant visible-minority groups."

"Compared with their parents, they feel less, not more, 'Canadian'."
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"Regrets, I've had a few..."

"Oh, c'mon guys... can't we just forget about Rwanda... and Somalia... and Darfur... and the Middle East... and start over?"

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Maybe he should have been...

...a little more specific...

A teen was shot and killed in a west-end Toronto laneway earlier this evening.

"Don't disrespect me," witnesses heard the 19-year-old shout before a series of shots were fired at about 6:30 p.m. Police said the two fleeing suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

One was described as a black male, about six feet tall, 16 to 18 years old and skinny with hair in corn rows, while the second was described as a black male, about six feet tall, 18 to 20 years of age and of medium build with a short afro haircut.

There have been two homicides in the neighbourhood so far this year.
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RELATED: Lies, damn lies... and statistics
Crime, unfortunately, is about real people and not just numbers.

For example the slain in Toronto in 2009 -- Michael Minott, Rajeswaren Saravanamuthu, Daniel Dasilva, Peter Bowen, Alexis Eracleous, Jahmelle Grant, Basil Bryan, Kevin Boateng, Marion Lyons, Kaser Kerry St. Louis, Evelyn Alfaro Mendez and Johnny Gewarges Youkhana -- are not statistics to their families.

Take for example Toronto Police's own website, which indicates in its own information gathering as of April 9 Toronto's shooting occurrences are up 31.3% in 2009 over this time last year, with 63 this year compared to 48 in 2008.

In actual victims, there have been 77 this year compared to 68 last year. And a lot has happened since April 9.
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LAST WORD: Ask a Police Chief

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Is the Puffin King about to...

...cut loose the tone deaf narcissist... that one Liberal apparatchik recently referred to as... "Human Shrapnel"?
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FROM THE COMMENTS:

"Mind you, WK could argue that he's not *doing* cheap shots. What with all those lawsuits and all, his are very *expensive* shots."
And...
"Don't you love how the interviewer thinks the Iggster is 'too decent for politics'."

"Why don't the media just call him PM and we can all do away with the unecessary vote later this year."
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21 April 2009

The Canadian Justice System

Apparently... it's not about truth...

Frank D'Angelo was found not guilty Tuesday of sexually assaulting a longtime friend's daughter by a judge who nevertheless said the former brewery owner is "probably" guilty.

Hamilton said there was little evidence for him to consider other than the two stories.

"I am faced with one witness against another," he said in delivering his verdict. "But the issue before me is not whose version of events is true," rather whether a reasonable doubt was raised.
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FROM THE COMMENTS: The Judge might think he's guilty...

...but CC lickspittle "Liberal Supporter" knows who's really to blame...
Yeah, you despicable scumbag... blame the victim.

And don't stop there, Libby... explain to us some more, how having sex with the child of a "longtime family friend" is just fine with you.

Unbelievable.

Or is it?

Remember "Liberal Supporter's shtick" before he had the stones to use his actual drive-by trolling identity?
Good grief... who are these freaks?

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As the world edges closer....

...to a wild-eyed, nuclear-armed theocracy...

Taliban fighters in the region have not put down their weapons. Armed militants have spread into nearby areas and the mediator of the agreement is now denouncing lawmakers and judicial officials as infidels.
This is gonna be interesting.

I keep trying to imagine Defense Minister Bin-Laden giving the new Islamic state's keynote address... at the United Nations.

Diplomatic immunity, baby... it's a bitch.

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RELATED: Pervez, come back... all is forgiven

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Just another reason...

...I don't really give a shite about the media-manufactured Tamil Tiger frenzy in Ottawa.

A close family member gears up for a real fight...

"I am going to just get on with it and get the treatments I can get and hope for the best. I'm scaring all sorts of people, the kids are very scared. It is cancer after all."

"My best friend put it out plain, she says, 'I don't want you to die.' She and I can say what we mean and not have to be politically correct."

"That's what people want to tell me but saying it is pretty raw."
Here's a woman who has worked her ass off her whole life... raised a family, paid taxes... and now she has to sit and wait for treatment.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people waving "terrorist flags"... have been tying up the nation's capital for three weeks now.

These folks are all on vacation? And who foots the bill for that?

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UPDATE: Freedom fighters, my ass...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) footage of the Sri Lanka Air Force showing a small group of armed LTTE cadres firing indiscriminately at a group of civilians attempting to cross over to the cleared areas in North of Puthumathalan where the Army 55 division is stationed.

In the footage the vague shapes of civilians shot by the LTTE are visible upon closer inspection.
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LAST WORD: Sure... no flags, no terror...
There were no signs of the flags at Tuesday's protest, with leaders hoping that might convince politicians to address the crowd.

The Tamil Tigers have been linked to assassinations and are considered the first modern-day organization to popularize the practice of suicide bombings.

The group's followers are widely credited with designing the suicide vest, now used most commonly in the Middle East.
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Paging Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Dear Mr "Push Israel into the Sea"... maybe you forgot a few small details...

In addition to the 32 killings mentioned above, the relatives of one suspected collaborator shot him to death "to restore the family's honor."

"Of particular concern is the widespread practice of maiming people by shooting them in the legs, which Hamas first used in June 2007, when it seized control of the Gaza Strip."
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RELATED: Meanwhile, in Never-never Land...
“At the United Nations we demand that conferences and debates be held in a spirit of mutual respect and dignity,” UN spokeswoman Mr. Heuze said.
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Dick or no dick?

"Should health coverage fund sex change operations?"
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20 April 2009

Hope, Change and...

...stay Steffi stay...

Despite leader Michael Ignatieff's vow that his party would no longer sit on its hands during votes in Parliament, Liberal MPs have missed three times as many votes in the House of Commons so far this year as Conservative members.
Three cheers for the Puffin King... just look at how he's turning the Liberal Party around...
The Liberals posted the worst record for voting in the House, standing to be counted fewer times on average than even Bloc Quebecois MPs.

And when Liberal MPs did show up, they voted the same way as the Conservatives 79% of the time. By contrast, Bloc MPs supported the government on only 14% of votes.
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RELATED: Ask a lefty journalist...
“Take any story on what's happening to women in Afghanistan and switch the word ‘women’ to ‘men,’” she proposes. “See how bizarre it is?”

Whoah, that is trippy! And can you imagine if antebellum Americans had enslaved, say, chickens, instead of black people? Makes you think, don’t it?
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Yeah, who could have possibly...

...seen that coming, huh?

"With that, the 23 European Union countries who had not yet boycotted the conference abandoned their seats and streamed out of the hall."
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UPDATE: A nation of haters...
"Iranian state media described Mr Ahmadinejad as the superstar of the conference."
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Dear Balbulican

Exactly how many whiskies does it take to get that disgusting taste outta your mouth?
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RELATED: And Balbul brought a brainy friend...
The much-vaunted CC Lickspittle Brigade in action.

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THE PITBULL CHRONICLES

“I still remember the first time I got served,” he reminisced. “I was in my first year of law school.”
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19 April 2009

Trust the fuzzy-bunny, socialist...

...Vancouver Sun... to make this story all about diversity...

It's just a shame she didn't O.D., huh?

They could have tossed in a couple of graphs about Insite.

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Bright lights, big city...

...drippy plumbing...

Yet another chapter in the never-ending demise of personal responsibility.

Don't miss the various other maps.

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From the people who brought you...

...lead-painted baby toys...

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Dave's not here, man

The usual incoherent anonymous trolling oughta be a little lighter this afternoon...

"It's our first awakening," said Toronto Hash Mob founder Davin Christensen. "We're getting out of the house and showing everyone that the stoners haven't gone away."
And hey... I'm guessing their moms will be happy to see them off the basement couch.

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UPDATE: Looks like I spoke too soon...

Stoogeleft gets it on... with good buddies Dr Dawg and Canadian Cesspool.

And their call to arms brings the compassionate, intellectual leftosphere running...
You guys are just so cute.

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18 April 2009

"Heaven forfend..."

"...we simply shoot 'em..."
Modern pirates are creating a market for modern pirate repellents.

The owners of ships that ply the dangerous waters near Somalia are looking at options including slippery foam, lasers, electric fences, water cannons and high-intensity sound.
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RELATED: More "catch & release"...
The Canadian ship sent a boarding party to search the skiff and found a rocket-propelled grenade, said HMCS Winnipeg spokesman Michael McWhinnie.

Crew members interrogated, disarmed and released the pirates, he said.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"That's all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters.
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"ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR..."

"...raise your right stump..."

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Hope, Change and...

...same old, same old...

Obama knows it's going to take some strong garlic to ward off the vampires on his side of the aisle and restore a sense of integrity in government.

Unfortunately, his intended reform is driving stakes through the hearts of innocent bystanders only.

The problem isn't that his rules are too strict. It's that they miss the crucial distinction between the kind of lobbying that's good for democracy and the kind that perverts it.
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RELATED: That whole "forgiving Bill" thing...

is suddenly becoming a lot clearer...
“I thought the cultural performance was fascinating,” Clinton said.

Asked again about the Ortega speech, Clinton said: “To have those first class Caribbean entertainers on all on one stage and to see how much was done in such a small amount of space, I was overwhelmed.”
Misdirection and outright lies... it's how the fuzzy-bunny socialists roll.

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Funny how the compassionate leftosphere...

...just glosses over the war zone in Southern Ontario...

A 22-year-old woman is expected to survive after being shot during a wild melee at a Scarborough bar that sent six to hospital this morning.

Toronto Police said a fight erupted inside J and G Bar and. Eatery on Danforth Rd. east of Birchmount Rd. at 3 a.m.

Police said five men including the gunman were stabbed by one suspect, who is being sought by detectives.
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RELATED: Five stabbed, one shot in the head...

...how does fuzzy-bunny CTV play it?

Sorry, Lloyd... this is to "brawling"... what addition & subtraction is - to "double-entry accounting".

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LAST WORD: I guess it could be worse...
I put it to Siphiwe that there might be a Western liberal view that such inequality spawns crime.

He would have none of it. He had walked with complete safety in similarly divided parts of India, he said.

"Our problems are caused by something else," he said firmly.

"I think we have levels of greed that are probably higher and levels of immorality and people lacking a good value system."
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WELCOME YET AGAIN, READERS OF CANADIAN CYNIC

So, CC... now you're supporting the Canadian military? How exactly does that work?

Remember Canadian Cesspool's message to Wanda Watkins, whose son Lane was killed in Afghanistan?
"With all due respect, Wanda, fuck you and your grief. It's not the job of the rest of Canada to continue to let its soldiers die just so you can sleep better at night."
Yeah... a patriot AND a humanitarian.

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The Euroweenies strike back

How come there's never a Navy SEAL around... when you really need one?

-- ON BOARD CORTE-REAL -- The commandos briefly detained and questioned the seven gunmen, he told Reuters, but had no legal power to arrest them.

“NATO does not have a detainment policy. The warship must follow its national law.”
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RELATED: Of course, it's not like Ontario...

...has a lot to crow about...
The father of a baby girl dumped in a frigid North York stairwell last year will serve no additional jail time and mom has to pay a $300 fine, a court has ruled.

The parents of Baby Angelica-Leslie pleaded guilty in a Toronto courtroom Thursday to abandoning the year-old tot in a parking garage in Janauary 2008.

Neither parent can be named to protect the identity of the little girl found lying facedown in the stairway in -14C temperatures. She was also had cuts and bruises on her face at the time she was found.
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LAST WORD: But we're tough on terror, right?
-- BRAMPTON -- A youth convicted for his part in the so-called Toronto 18 terror cell will be sentenced as an adult, a Superior Court judge ruled yesterday.

But depending on the amount of pre-trial credit awarded to the man, the additional amount of jail time he'd be required to spend might amount to little, if any, more time behind bars.
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You know you want to...

The book, Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home but Probably Shouldn't, is packed with things that can actually maim you, as well as projects you'd let elementary-school kids do unsupervised, with crystal-clear warnings for each along the way.
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17 April 2009

Is there anything you can't do...

...with that amazing miracle meat?

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Damn that whole memory thing...

...now I'm just gonna have to walk around until I match up a license plate with my ownership...

“To confirm message I left on your voicemail, to clarify, I do not own a North American made vehicle.”
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As Canadian as...

...Chelo kebabs...

-- Toronto -- A Toronto man is facing numerous charges after allegedly trying to send nuclear technology to Iran, a country under intense international pressure to curtail its nuclear ambitions, police said Friday.

Mahmoud Yadegari, who police said is a Toronto businessman in his mid-30s, is charged under the Customs Act and Export Import Permits Act, and is also accused of violating UN sanctions on Iran.
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RELATED: In other "bright lights, big city" news...
Toronto Police have made a quick arrest after a a man was found slain in the basement of a Leslieville home.

Jason Coleman, 21, of Toronto, surrendered around 8 a.m., was is facing second-degree murder charges.
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LAST WORD: What the fuckin' fuck!?!
“No one is allowed to have a gun on their premises for protection in the city. We have laws that govern the ownership and handling of guns. Anyone in possession of a gun has to have it safely stored in a designated place,” said Insp. Eric Grummisch.
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It makes as least as much sense...

...as anything else I've heard...

Wombat droppings are helping an industrial town in the Australian state of Tasmania to fight the effects of the global financial crisis.
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Marty the race-baiting troll...

..gets an ass-whupping...

Another drive-by commenter here at the halls gets his brain caught in his zipper...

"Most of the kids at this school are black".
Which, after a little disputation, quickly turns into...
"It's certainly no secret that C.W. Jeffrey's has a lot of black kids."
Which elicits any number of responses... the pithiest of which is...
"If a past history of slavery is the current cause of this problem then us Jews from eastern Germany should be the baddest mo-fos around."
It's actually pretty funny when you think about it.

"Canadian Cesspool" doesn't have the stones to show up here and comment himself... but he can just wind up all his little dimbulb squirrels...

Funny how that works.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Today I'm Marty, tomorrow I'll(sic) someone else."
Yeah CC, you dumbstick... that's my point.