30 September 2009

CAUTION:

This may kill you.

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The Lefty Troll-o-sphere

Even the radio waves aren't immune...

Toronto council speaker Sandra Bussin is creating a minor radio-wave tempest after comments she made about conservative politician John Tory on his radio show last Friday.

The caller, identified only as Sandra, said the show's co-hosts were “really messed up on statistics” they were referring to regarding the sick benefits at the centre of this past summer's protracted garbage strike, and that Mr. Miller had gotten “a really good deal for the city.”

Bussin called Friday to defend the mayor and called guest host John Tory a 'three-time loser'.
'Cos that's how they roll.

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A picture is worth...

...well, you know...

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Streamlining the Justice System

As long as it doesn't involve... um, er... getting anybody in trouble...

McGuinty said he couldn't comment on what might happen next... "But certainly we would want to send a message to all our mothers and sisters and daughters that we will do everything we can to protect them."
Well, "everything"... short of actual prosecution.

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I guess they needed another mission...

...after they saved that big wind farm project across from the Kennedy compound... hey, wait a minute...

The Hopi Nation's Tribal Council sent a message Monday to the Sierra Club and a handful of other environmental groups: Stay off the reservation.

This spring, a coalition involving the Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust, and several Native American groups called on the Environmental Protection Agency to review the Navajo Generating Station's role in smoggy skies over the Grand Canyon.

They claimed the power plant is a source of "excessive pollution" and should be forced to reduce emissions.

The power plant and Hopi coal mines that fuel it support hundreds of families, providing more than 70 percent of the Indian nation's governmental revenues, said Scott Canty, tribal counsel.
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29 September 2009

"The only thing I missed..."

"...about Canada was, er... Cherry Beach"...

Michael Ignatieff tells us that we need to reach out to India and China, while he himself is loathe to reach out past his Toronto bunker.

Ignatieff tells us that we need to create green jobs as he lectures us from a park located on an man-made island in Toronto.
Oh... the IG-nominy.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
Won't increased trade with China & India create more so called "carbon pollution"? How does the Iggster plan to mitigate that, a revival of the Dion Carbon tax?
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RELATED: The Iggy fun just never ends
Ignatieff will face evisceration on Rick Mercer Reports tonight in a spoof on his new television commercial.

With Ignatieff talking up environmental issues before a forested background, a charging grizzly bear bowls over the leader before a graphic appears declaring: "The Liberal Party of Canada: Playing dead."
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Yeah, c'mon CTV... let's have another...

...one of those "documentaries" about what a racist hellhole Canada has turned out to be... I dare you...

Hospitals were flooded with patients on Tuesday and the death toll rose through the day after presidential guard troops opened fire on 50,000 people at the main football stadium. Some of those at the rally, upset that a military officer who seized power in a December coup might run for president in January elections, had chanted: "We want true democracy."

Then Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara's presidential guard opened fire with live ammunition, scattering panicked demonstrators who left scores of dead behind. Opposition politician Mutarr Diallo said he witnessed soldiers raping women with rifle butts. Camara, the coup leader who was not present at the stadium, said the violence was beyond his control.

Since winning independence half a century ago from France, Guinea has been pillaged by its ruling elite. Its 10 million people are among the world's poorest, even though its soil has diamonds, gold, iron and half the world's reserves of the raw material used to make aluminum.
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What the heck, huh?

They were all gonna end up in Paradise anyway...

Among the dead were 10 children, seven women and 13 men. Many of the wounded and injured were sent to the Mirwais Hospital in the city, which is about 45 kilometres from the explosion site.
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Imagine the anguish

Vaccination is not compulsory and consent is required before it is administered to the under-16s.
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UPDATE:
"A girl who died shortly after being given a cervical cancer vaccine had a 'serious underlying medical condition', an NHS Trust has said."
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UPDATE2:
A girl who was vaccinated against cervical cancer died from a malignant tumour of the chest and not from a reaction to the jab, it has emerged.
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Coming soon...

...to a neighbourhood near you...

It was a stark reversal for Mr. Gaya – whom activists once portrayed as a wrongly accused victim of “Islamophobia” – and the latest in a series of admissions from young extremists rounded up by RCMP-led police in June, 2006.

Mr. Gaya, now 21, is likely in line for a sentence nominally in the neighbourhood of 14 years – but could be paroled in a year or two. This is due to the counterintuitive calculus of Canada's correctional system.

The time-consuming pretrial legal battles so far, coupled with Canada's customary two-for-one credit for “dead time” in jail, means most remaining suspects have already served the equivalent of a seven-year penitentiary term.
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What Canadians think? The serfs?

Yeah... like I could give a crap about them... or that whatsisname... Codliver guy...

“I married the right woman. That has turned out to be the most important single fact. I'm not going to die out there if people don't like me because there's someone at home who thinks I'm okay."

"I can't put it more directly than that.”
Yup, that's pretty, er... direct.

Maybe we should send his first wife... and his two strangely invisible kids... some "just visiting" t-shirts.

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RELATED: Yeah, sure... he's a family guy
"We went for a walk, and he said, 'I want to make one thing absolutely clear to you. When we're at Aunt Helen's house or Aunt Charity's house [Charity Grant, their mother's sister], you can say whatever you want to me."

"But if you ever see me on the school grounds, you're not to talk to me. You're not to recognize that I'm your brother."

"You don't exist as far as I'm concerned. Do I make myself clear?'"
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28 September 2009

Curiouser & curiouser

The government says Suaad Hagi Mohamud gave wrong answers and contradictory information in three separate interviews with Canadian officials in Kenya last May, according to court documents filed in Federal Court.

The documents were filed in response to a motion for costs by Mohamud's lawyer Raoul Boulakia.
And what's up with forgetting your only child's birth date?

Well... among other things...
The Canadian High Commission officer who conducted the interviews said Mohamud looked different from her passport photo, that she was six or seven centimetres shorter than her driver's licence stated and that her signature wasn't the same.
The saga continues.

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Green with envy

If the consortium of TV networks doesn't include Green Party Leader Elizabeth May in the highly-publicized TV leaders' debates in the next election campaign, she says she will call on Canadians to put help reverse the move and is also threatening legal action.
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No joy in Mudville...

...Mighty Denis has struck out...

Denis Coderre is expected to step down Monday as Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff's Quebec lieutenant, CTV News has learned, over a disagreement about the political comeback of one of the Quebec MP's main rivals.

Coderre will hold a news conference Monday at 11 a.m. in Montreal North where it is expected that he will announce his decision, CTV's Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife told Canada AM.

To announce the news conference, Coderre issued a press release Monday that for the first in months did not include the title, "Michael Ignatieff's Quebec lieutenant."
My guess is, this is merely the first of the Fiberal rats... to abandon the sinking ship.

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FROM THE COMMENTS: The compassionate, intellectual left responds...
"Stephen Harper will rule the land for all eternity. One day very soon, all the brown trolls will be banished to far off lands and white men like us shall stroll the streets as conquering heroes."
Hey, Nonny... here's a thought.

How about we just banish the infantile, race baiting ones?

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TAX & SPEND

Your Liberal Party in action...

Charest told delegates Sunday at a provincial Liberal meeting in Drummondville, Quebec that the government will be forced to curb spending and limit new initiatives.
Wait a minute...
Delegates gave the Charest government a blank cheque for a general hike in tariffs, from electricity and post-secondary education to a rise in the excise tax on alcohol, junk food and energy drinks.

The government is also considering adding tolls to Quebec roads.
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RELATED: Sorry Paulie, that's a dealbreaker

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"Outlaw" my ass

How about "Dangerous Thug runs smack into Destiny"?

Rodney Jackson was wanted for drug trafficking as well as what Wilson described as a "brutal attack on his wife."

He was wanted on five arrest warrants for assault, drug trafficking and uttering threats.

"Sonny put his weapon down, but Rodney didn't. He said he was tired of running and was going to shoot it out."
And yet somehow, the media and the aboriginal community will try to turn this guy into a martyr.

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27 September 2009

And the winner...

...in the yappiest little Middle East dog category goes to...

“We are going to respond to any military action in a crushing manner and it doesn't make any difference which country or regime has launched the aggression.”
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Count Ignatieff and friends...

...ready to commence second stage of... "Operation Kick Myself in the Balls"...

With polls showing the Conservatives 7 to 8 percentage points ahead of the Liberals, the Tories may want an election now, as it would be within striking distance of winning a majority of seats in Parliament.

Before the Liberals decided to withdraw their support from the government, the two parties had been tied in the polls.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"The Conservatives should have a bunch of MPs 'get the flu' the day Iggy puts his NC motion forward. Call his freaking bluff and get this over with."
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UPDATE: Let the games begin
"Even without seeing today's update, Goodale said, Liberals have already decided that the government deserves defeat."
Well, I've gotta say... somebody sure does.

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Gotta understand what women want

Yeah, Milton... good luck with that...

"I want her to be happy," he said of Vilakazi. "I think getting married to her for the second time would make her happy since I will be taking in three other wives so this will relieve her in some way."
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26 September 2009

Never underestimate the power of a...

...good public shaming...

The man sat pilloried as the village had its fall youth soccer picnic with a long parade of children passing in front of him.

"He'll never disrespect the flag again, I can tell you that," Normile said.
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Oh no... what a pity

Imagine how disappointed all the usual "Death to Israel" muppets are gonna be...

Instead, Mr. Gadhafi will skip Canada altogether as he returns from his first-ever speech to the UN General Assembly last Wednesday — a rambling, disconnected 90-minute affair.

The Libyan Embassy in Ottawa did not return a call for comment.
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Just make sure you're not...

...standing under a window at the Torstar building...

"Canadians see Harper as better suited than Ignatieff to tackle the economy (33 per cent to 23 per cent), health care (23 to 16) and crime (38 to 12). The Liberal leader is more trusted by Canadians than Harper on the foreign affairs file (30 per cent to 28 per cent) but, said Shanoff, "that's not a substantive policy area that we stay up at night thinking about."

"It's the economy, it's health care, it's other things that we think Stephen Harper is doing a decent job with."

"The poll found that 27 per cent of Canadians favoured Harper as prime minister, compared to 16 per cent for Ignatieff and 12 per cent for NDP Leader Jack Layton."
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Remember when you were a kid...

...when arguments used to be settled with hot lead...

Police say a man and woman were approached as they entered an apartment building by a man who exchanged words them before pulling out a pistol and shooting the man, who was sent to hospital with a gunshot wound.

Investigators say Oliha was a victim in a shooting in Toronto at the beginning of September and suffered a relatively minor gunshot wound to his right arm.
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RELATED: Shots fired in sleepy suburbia
A 50-year-old man was shot in the foot Friday night after witnessing a break-and-enter at his next-door neighbour's home in the Don Mills area.

The victim was standing outside his home near Lawrence Ave. E. and Leslie St. around 10 p.m. when he heard his neighbours call for help.
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25 September 2009

S.S. Narcissieff hits an iceberg

My own sense is that he'll make a seriously bad candidate, due to what I'd call his narcissism. This isn't so much about adoring yourself, as being so self-absorbed that your sense of how others react to you goes missing.

He told CBC Radio's Eleanor Wachtel that politics is “the most incredible adventure of all the adventures I've had in my life. … It's been unforgettable no matter how it turns out.”

But for people in the country, how it turns out is what counts; he can save all the savouring for his next memoir.

“What is it that a great politician knows?” he asked Adam Gopnik. “I'm trying to learn that.”

You might expect him to have had a clue before running to be PM, but at least he's asking.
I dunno... he still seems pretty tone-deaf to me.

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A billion here, a billion there...

...pretty soon you're talkin' serious coin...

The province posted a deficit of $6.4-billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, well above the $3.9-billion forecast in the budget.

The new number is contained in the public accounts of Ontario, released on Friday, and raises questions about whether Mr. Duncan will have to revise his deficit forecast for this year.
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PEAK KARMA

"While I’m sure all the granola eaters are gently patting themselves on the back for being so nice to the homeless for one day, let’s see how Moonbeam and Rainbow Chakra react when the urine people start camping out on their stoop for the next three years."
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RELATED: While we're on "just desserts"
At the same time as Warman was a complainant, he was a defendant.

At the same time as the CHRC was cutting him cheques to cover his expenses, they were probing his conduct.

At the same time as he held himself out to be an anti-hate crimes activist, his own hateful speech was being probed.

Are you dizzy yet?
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Not a little sweetie

"The baby’s extreme weight was the result of excessive glucose from his mother during pregnancy", Dr. Sitanggang said.
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Mission Accomplished

He doesn't want it to be... about his 'successes'...

Until today, Mr. Miller had no sign that he would drop out of the mayoral contest. He kept up a busy round of appointments and talked up the successes of his administration when asked about possible challengers.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"As a farewell gift, can we organize a fund to give Mr. Miller a free membership to a gun club (any gun club) just outside of Toronto?"
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"Hogtown, Hogtown"

"If you can get shot there... they'll do you anywhere..."

"From what I hear, that place is a gold mine. You have dudes from all over Toronto that go there for that purpose."
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Hope, Change and...

...Crawford, Texas.

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24 September 2009

Mayor's office, once again...

...strangley subdued... about which gun club shooter belonged to...

The 22 year old was rushed to hospital in critical condition but police say the man is now expected to live.

The shooting took place just after 2 a.m. on Dixington Crescent, near a basketball court located near a townhouse complex in the Islington and Dixon Avenues area.
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Ask a Liberal Bigwig

-- OTTAWA -- The fierce squabble over Martin Cauchon's political comeback is symptomatic of a party that has lost sight of the most basic tenets of democracy, says a former national director of the Liberal party.

"We've turned into one big appointment society," Sheila Gervais told The Canadian Press. She pointed out that Ignatieff himself was not elected as leader. He was installed without a contest last December at the behest of party brass and Liberal MPs.

Most of those MPs, Gervais said, have been appointed themselves or protected for years from having to face democratic nomination challenges.
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Coming soon...

...to a neighbourhood near you...

Federal agents from Denver and New York to Pakistan are still racing to solve an Al Qaeda bomb plot, unsure whether the arrest of three suspects has put the terror gang out of business.

"They're still looking," a senior counterterror official told the Daily News. As to whether they have identified all the conspirators, "nobody knows the answer for sure," the official said.
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What's the RCMP gonna do next...

...deputise Peter Mansbridge?

"What the heck a polling firm is doing with information about names, addresses and phone numbers of people who own firearms in this country so they can contact them for a poll is beyond me," said Greg Farrant of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

"It sure isn't public safety."

Police say the polling was not a violation of privacy because Ekos was working as an extension of the RCMP.
How exactly does that work?

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Somewhat disturbing news

-- Criminally insane killer disappears from B.C. psych hospital --
Really, really disturbing news...
"Giesbrecht left the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam on Tuesday... with authorization... but has not returned."
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Mirror, mirror

"I had fun….But ooooh the irony. Everyone I talked to was like, “man, this is the most bizarre combination. I bet Michael Moore would freak out if he saw that this was happening.”….And then he showed up."

"And was eating it up."
(via Tim Blair)


Your money, his friends

-- LONDON, Ont. -- It's up to London hospital boards -- not the province -- to deal with millions of dollars in contracts awarded without tender, Premier Dalton McGuinty said as the London contracting scandal erupted in the Ontario legislature yesterday.

A similar, but larger scandal is raging over $16 million in untendered contracts awarded by eHealth Ontario, a provincial government agency.
Anybody else seeing a pattern here?

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23 September 2009

Sorry, folks... 19 wives notwithstanding...

...you change all the rules... so a dude can marry another dude... how could you not see this coming?

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FROM THE COMMENTS: The compassionate, intellectual left decides to rebut with some child porn...

"Why not be honest? Admit that that homosexuality repulses you. Admit that you wouldn't know what to do if your own little fella comes home one day and tells you he'd rather suck cock."
And Mr. Childporn himself comes back to gloat...
Winning hearts & minds wherever they go.

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RELATED: The price of polygamy
"In Afghanistan, where 82 per cent of violence against women is committed by family members, domestic abuse is epidemic."
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C'mon Jacko... pony up

Or is this simply more dipper propaganda run amok...

"I am waiting with baited(sic) breath to see Layton 'renew' his faith in Islam."

"Will he be following in the path of Cat Stevens and Cassius Clay who became Yusuf Islam and Muhammad Ali?"

"Or has he already embraced the ‘Shahadah' (oath of Islam)?"
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MSM, for once, strangely low-key

You beat a homeless septuagenarian to death... in a cemetery... you think people might be a little more concerned...

Merhawi Tekle is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 71-year-old Donald Constantine Jackson. He appeared in court Wednesday morning and has been remanded to custody, said Detective Mike Barsky.

Mr. Jackson, who police had previously identified incorrectly as 61-year-old Benson Smith, was living in the Scarborough Hope Centres shelter when he was killed.
Funny how, some armed gangbanger gets shot by cops... the media goes into a prolonged feeding frenzy... but, this guy... no big deal.

I don't get it.

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While the Democrats dither...

...Afghanistan burns.

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RELATED: Yes, Mr President

No hurry... you just take your time...

Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed Wednesday when their car struck a bomb in southern Kandahar province.

Another roadside bombing killed five people in Farah province on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, in Israel... the countdown begins.

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Mayor's office strangely silent...

...on whether Toronto will be implementing a tit-for-tat program in response to Aboriginal initiative...

The Elsipogtog First Nation is cracking down on crime in the eastern New Brunswick community by fingerprinting any non-aboriginal people looking to move onto the reserve.

The unusual (***some might say, unconstitutional -- emphasis mine***) steps are being followed as the First Nations community struggles to bring down its crime rate, which is 10 times higher than in neighbouring communities.
Thank goodness this awful problem has finally been resolved. Hopefully, this enlightened policy will also take care of all those other "statistical anomalies" down on the rez...
"The average death rate on reserves for the decade ending in 2002 was more than seven times the national average."
Hmmm, guys... now I'm just spitballin' here... but maybe swine-flu bodybags... aren't actually your biggest problem?

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Liberals in our streets...

...with hysteria... I'm not kidding...

The poll suggests two-thirds of Canadians are still nervous about economic recovery and favour continued stimulus spending. But when they were asked which of the party leaders they would trust to manage the economy, 40.5% said Mr. Harper, against 26.8% who said Mr. Ignatieff and 10.1% who opted for Jack Layton, the NDP leader.
Sorry Iggy... maybe Canadians really aren't as ignorant & complacent as you think.

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RELATED: I'm from the government...

...I'm here to save you... from stuff...
"I just love this idea of banning something before you’ve bothered to define what it is."
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Forget about Biofuels...

...let's just harness the "power of dumb".

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22 September 2009

Never pick a fight with an old man...

...if he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you...

The hunt is on for four suspects who tried to rob a senior citizen in New Jersey. But as CBS 2 HD found out, the feisty 88-year-old fought back and stopped the thieves from taking his property.

"When I saw that I immediately got up like this. I ran to the door and dropped the cane," he said.

Maria Sciscione said her husband not only slapped around the thieves, but he taunted them as well. "He was messing around with them."
Hey, there's a reason they called them the greatest generation.

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What misogyny? What anti-semitism?

Time for another thrilling episode of Balbulican for the defense...

"Mr. Baglow sometimes posts at a website run by a guy who’s really rude sometimes."
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Scaring our pants off... yet again

Delusional Bush Whitehouse... issues another vague yet terrifying... HEY, WAIT A MINUTE!!!

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RELATED: I'm from the McDreamy government...

...I'm here to save, er... knock some sense into you...

When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons.

An update: Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow added: “Secretary Chu was not comparing the public to teenagers. He was saying that we need to educate teenagers about ways to save energy.
(h/t reader rich)


Remember when you were a kid...

...and schoolyard beefs got settled with cold steel?

-- MISSISSAUGA -- One victims advocate calls it outrageous that barely three weeks into the school year, there have been three stabbings in Greater Toronto Area schools.

The outcry comes after a 17-year-old male was stabbed in the arm yesterday morning in a hallway at Thomas L. Kennedy Secondary School in Mississauga, near Hurontario and Dundas Sts.

There were two stabbings at Toronto schools in the first two weeks of the school year.
Yessirree... reading. writing and ripping guys a new one.

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Pop Quiz

“It's simple, it's cheap, it's indestructible,” Mr. Kahaner said. “You can fix it with a coat hanger and a piece of gum."

"You can bury it for 10 years in the sand, pick it up out of the ground and it still works.”
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Did President McDreamy...

...just get bluffed?

On Saturday Russian deputy defence minister Vladimir Popovkin said in an interview that "naturally we will scrap the measures that Russia planned to take" in response to the shield and specifically named Iskander deployment as one of them.

When asked about the matter today, the chief of Russia's general staff, Nikolai Makarov, said: "There has been no such decision. It should be a political decision. It should be made by the President."
Pucker time.

(h/t reader rich)


21 September 2009

C'mon now, how often...

...do you get to show someone how big your balls really are?

This gave homeowner Robert E. Thompson, 91, time to jump out of bed, grab his gun, a .38-caliber revolver loaded with hollow-point bullets, and to phone the police.

"The funny part was I didn't have any clothes on," said Thompson, a World War II veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart during combat tours in Europe. "I was standing out there with a .38 in my hand, and I was stark naked."

"I fired a warning shot," he said, and the burglar froze. "I wasn't going to let the guy get within six or eight feet of me. He spoke only Spanish, and I couldn't understand anything he was saying. I think he was more scared than I was, really."
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Meet Merhawi Tekle

How twisted do you have to be...
...to follow someone more than twice your age into a cemetery... and beat them to death?

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Ignatieff -- "Recovery isn't good enough"

The Liberal Party of Canada will give you unicorns... that shit low-fat whole wheat muffins... 'cos he's a magic man.

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GLOBE & MAIL PULLS OUT THE AIRBRUSH

Apparently, someone at the Globe decided that they weren't giving Iggy enough props here.

The headline of this web article has been changed from "RECOVERY ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH"... to "Ignatieff pushes ‘good government' and growth instead of tax cuts".

You know... as opposed to that 'bad government' we have now.

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UPDATE: Oh, boy Mikey... does this mean...

...we get all that ADSCAM money back?
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FROM THE COMMENTS:

"How about an audit of the media in this country?"
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"Kate Says:..."

..." -- September 21, 2009 at 6:30 am -- Mr. 'defamation for me but not for thee' Baglow should consider what wheels he may set in motion. Who knows?"

"Plus, I could use a new truck."
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FROM RAPHAEL'S COMMENTS:
"Being a former English major, I suppose I'm more than a little bit jealous that someone could parlay a doctorate in modernist Scottish poetry into a career path sufficient to keep someone from starving."
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RELATED: Oh, man... I'm so confused...

The selective outrage of Dr Dawg...
My goodness... how far the literati have fallen.

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Out of sight, out of mind

Didn't the western media go just about apeshit... when the Chinese authorities "disappeared" all their Olympic vagrants?

-- British Columbia -- “This comes after seven years of a lack of concern about sleeping on the streets,” said executive director David Eby.
Funny how that works, huh?

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20 September 2009

Prima donna political poseur...

...hides from big dogs... rains faux outrage on former kennel-mate...

Michael Ignatieff turned up the heat on New Democrats Sunday, declaring they'll soon have to make a choice whether they truly believe or not in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government.
Looks like Jack Layton terrier isn't goin' down without a fight...
“Instead of playing games, Mr. Ignatieff should look at his record.”

“He propped up Stephen Harper for 79 confidence votes in a row and got nothing in return. The NDP is making Parliament work, trying to get a billion dollars to help the unemployed.”
Oh well... back to obedience training.

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RELATED: The bloom is off the biscuit
"It's not enough to say, 'That in good times we're going to bring forward the progress...'"

"If he goes into an election and doesn't really have anything substantive to put on the table, we're looking at a massacre."
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19 September 2009

Fuzzy-bunny socialist Canada

Yeah, sure... let's free Omar Khadr and set him up in taxpayer funded housing AND THEN... put this guy in jail for the rest of his life.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:

"The late WW1 and WW2 vets must be spinning now. Anyone without a uniform in those wars would have been executed in the field."
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Whoa, call me wacky...

...but, I'm pretty sure... even Hitler's mom... didn't try to pull this kind of shit.

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Worth fighting for?

I wonder what Aqsa Parvez would say...

In the span of about one year, the 15-year-old, named Sitara, has been yanked out of school, off a path that hinted at promise, and sold by her father for 700,000 Afghanis (about $15,000) into a marriage that, already, she has “nothing left for.”
Meet the women that Michael Ignatieff and Jack Layton are willing to forget about... then tell me all about the compassionate, intellectual left.

I dare you.

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Remember that guy...

...who said he wasn't gonna raise your taxes... what was his name again?

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18 September 2009

Opposition catches Harper government...

...asleep at the wheel...

Conservatives apparently lack crucial capability to travel through time... to prevent bad things from happening.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:

"The fear mongering is getting tired. We don't need the vaccine. Wash your hands folks. And keep the government away from your body."
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Who says there's no death penalty...

...in Canada...

A homeless man savagely beaten in a Scarborough cemetery died in hospital today after clinging to life for almost a week before dying today.

The aggravated assault investigation has now become the city's latest homicide investigation.

Toronto Police are hunting for the couple that ambushed George "Benson" Smith, 61, last Saturday night and released two security camera shots of the duo yesterday. Const. Tony Vella said the man got in an argument with a woman at the Kennedy Rd. subway station.

She accused the man of stealing something from her, he denied it and went on his way.
Unbelievable.

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UPDATE: Gotta black out the face here...

...courtesy of the Young Offenders Act.

Wouldn't wanna violate the rights of a 14 year-old killer.

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Sure thing, Iggy...

...let's all pretend this isn't a meaningless gesture that would have pissed off most of the electorate... and got your aristocratic carcass tossed under the bus...

Following today's vote, Michael Ignatieff said it felt good to vote no-confidence in the Conservative government for the first time as Leader of the Opposition.
The real question is... what would you have done without the socialist/separatist safety valve?

In other Coalition news... Iggy and Jacko have apparently locked themselves in a tiny room... and are frantically splashing gasoline all over each other.

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Too many Chiefs...

...not enough leadership...

Horrified chiefs returned many of the bags to Health Canada on Wednesday, calling them an affront toward aboriginal values that say preparing for death is akin to tempting fate.
Does anybody else have a clue what that actually means?

Is it "traditional values" that are driving the horrific rates of drug & alcohol abuse on aboriginal reserves? Are traditional values responsible for totally unacceptable levels of domestic violence?

Murder, suicide, substance abuse, prostitution are all statistically higher than for non-aboriginal peoples.

Somebody please tell me what tradition dictates that so many aboriginals end up dropping out of school... and ending up in prison?
"To send 30 bags to one community is enough to frighten us all," Mr. Evans said. "Not just first nations."
The thing is... if Ron Evans thinks 30 rubber bags is the biggest issue he currently has on his plate... there is very little hope of attacking the real problems on aboriginal reservations.

But hey... I bet that doesn't stop the government of Canada from, yet again, pouring billions of dollars annually all over this out of control sociological fire.

Body bags.

Sweet Baby Jebus... puh-leese, enough with the smoke & mirrors.

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RELATED: That's funny... the Chiefs seem to be...

...doin' just fine without those "traditional values"...
In a given year, estimates Patricia Selinger, the school's registrar, there might be as many as several dozen students from First Nations as far away as B.C. and the Maritimes, not an insignificant number for a school of roughly 300, offering little by way of native culture, deeply imbued with Catholic values -- Sunday Mass is mandatory -- and charging tuition running $17,000 a year for in-province students and nearly $24,000 for those outside.

"I'm sure every main leader from all the main bands has sent their kids here. We've had the Fontaines, the Bellegardes, the Sandersons, the Montours and Hills from the Six Nations, the Ahenakews, the Goodstrikers from Alberta," says Terry O'Malley, the school's former president who taught there since 1978.
Apparently, there's no trickle-down economics on the rez.

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"Search millions of photographs..."

"...from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."
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"Even readers who don’t..."

"...regard themselves as prolific roadkill consumers will nonetheless agree - those are pretty good odds."
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17 September 2009

Canadian soldier killed

Twelve troops were wounded when the armoured vehicle in which they were riding was rocked by the bomb. Only Private Jonathan Couturier, 23, succumbed to his injuries.
He will be remembered.

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RELATED: Impeccable timing, as usual
-- OTTAWA -- A Liberal MP has introduced a private member's bill aimed at letting American "war resisters" stay in Canada.

Gerard Kennedy's bill would allow foreign military deserters – or those who refuse mandatory military service – to stay in Canada if their action is based on "sincere moral, political or religious objection."
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Well, at the very least...

...he's in good company.

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Count Ignatieff suddenly discovers...

...deep emotional bond with his aboriginal brothers... demands apology...

The Liberal Leader accused the government of being insensitive, saying its message is simple: “We expect aboriginal Canadians to die.”
So some civil servant in the Ministry of Health... likely following some protocol conjured up at a weekend conference on Disaster Planning... ships this stuff out... and suddenly we're talkin' Treblinka?

And hey... don't you nasty evil Neocons be trottin' out any of those pesky numbers to confuse the situation.

C'mon Iggy... make up your mind. Are the Conservatives doing too much... or not enough? 'Cos it seems you change your mind every couple of days.

Or are you just lookin' to change the channel on all those polls?

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
prep·a·ra·tion
* Pronunciation: \ˌpre-pə-ˈrā-shən\
* Function: noun

1 : the action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty
2 : a state of being prepared : readiness
3 : a preparatory act or measure
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RELATED: Uh, Iggy... you forgetting something?
"It is not like they asked for a kit with masks and lotion, and received body bags instead. The body bags are a part of the kit."

"This is a pandemic-containment measure. The pandemic containment strategy goes from the most minute (hand lotion) to the most extreme (death – containment of infected deceased)."
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UPDATE: Yeah, yeah... it's a cultural thing

So now some guy at Health Canada says... no, this wasn't about swine flu... just restocking the supplies at the Rez... but even that's not gonna fly...
In many First Nations cultures, to prepare for death is to invite death. Late yesterday, several chiefs returned over a dozen of the post-mortem kits to Health Canada in symbolic protest.
Are you shittin' me?

Doesn't this also mean that to prepare for sickness (which is what all these aboriginal communities have been screaming there isn't enough of lately)... is to invite sickness?

C'mon now, let's all say it together... because, as as we all know... living on an aboriginal reservation is all about the sanctity of life.

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LAST WORD: Taliban Jack... late to the party
NDP Leader Jack Layton pressed ahead, suggesting the government wanted to bury aboriginals rather than come up with a plan to prevent the swine flu from striking them.

“The government is ready to bury the dead of First Nations communities, but is not ready to confront the crisis.”
Oh Jacko... listen to yourself.

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And they said Billy was...

...the crazy one...

"Unlike previous Democrat efforts to implement socialized medicine, if you oppose Barack Obama's form of National Socialized Democrat health care, you're a Nazi racist bastard."
Of course...
The most powerful man in the world is a "victim".
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RELATED: I'm sure Mrs President McDreamy...

...and her magic biceps will get the job done...
President Obama says he will not be there because of the health care debate in Washington. Instead, he is sending Chicago-native, first lady Michelle Obama to Denmark.

Mr. Obama said he is sending - in his words - a "more compelling superstar" to make America's case in Copenhagen.

The first lady offered a preview, talking about the city where she was born and raised. "What makes Chicago such a great host is its people! It is truly the people! Nobody loves sports like the people of Chicago."
That's it? Seriously?

I wonder if he really meant he was sending one of the kids?

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From the guy who brought you...

..."I won't raise your taxes"... and other fairy tales...

"The McGuinty government ... has an instinct to duck behind any convenient political shield it can find and is willing to put anyone's head on a stick as long as it's not their own," PC Leader Tim Hudak said.

Premier Dalton McGuinty "SAID" his government has increased access to FOI by broadening it to include Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation but did not deny the allegation the expense report was held back.
I know the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT isn't as sexy as hearing about an ex-Conservative MP's substance abuse problem, or some dumbass civil servant sending out body bags to an aboriginal reserve... but ask yourself... in the bigger picture, what's the more important issue here.

Don't let Premier McSlippery and his ilk pull the wool over your eyes... yet again.

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Christmas Dinner - 2039

Absolutely inexhaustable family entertainment... "Hey, Bobby... go ask your grandmother about that crazy picture on her butt."

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FROM THE COMMENTS:

"And, as someone has said: remember when you had to go to the circus to see a 400 pound woman with a tattoo?"
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16 September 2009

When you don't have anything else...

...you can always go with "hearing voices."

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RELATED: Ah, yes... the mighty MSM

"How can the national news media ignore the many allegations of corruption at ACORN, which gets millions of dollars in federal funding, and allow a couple of independents with $3,000 and a bad wardrobe scoop them on the undercover story of the year?"
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Iggy's special place

-- “It is a Canadian forest for sure – free of Tory trolls, NDP nymphs and bad Bloquiste beasts. A veritable paradise for Liberals.” --
The smart money's on the arboretum at "Hah-vud".

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RELATED: Probation, my hairy neocon arse
"The Liberals need to turn the page and start a new narrative. Might I suggest George of the Jungle?"
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Hooking... the victimless crime

-- OTTAWA -- The Crown is asking for 10 years for a prostitute who torched a hallway of the Radisson Hotel when a couple demanded their money back, leaving a woman with horrific injuries.

Melissa White, 26, cried through her sentencing hearing for arson causing bodily harm in connection with the New Year’s Day fire.

She fought tears when asked if she had anything to say. “I’m so fucking sorry,” she wept.
No word yet on whether ACORN will be offering up any assistance.

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UPDATE: ACORN apparently getting out...

...of the prostitution racket...
ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees "indefensible," has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened.

Videos of ACORN workers giving tax advice to people posing as prostitutes and other revelations have led to growing criticism of the organization in recent days.

ACORN has been targeted for years by conservative groups that consider it a sometimes unsavory arm of Democratic electoral politics. The Senate voted earlier this week to deny funding to the organization to help with the next census.
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Safe School Week? Seriously?

No... stop... please... yer killin' me.

Gotta confess... I wet myself when I got to the part about having a board sponsored "Group Hug Day...

-- TORONTO -- A fight involving knives and fists outside a high school that left three 17-year-olds injured began after a face-off between rival Asian and black youths, police said yesterday.

Two stabbed students and one who was battered during a fracas Monday on the Brockton Collegiate parking lot behind Bloor Collegiate were released from hospital, Const. Tony Vella said.

The three "are not co-operating" with police, leaving youth bureau detectives without a motive for the battle at the start of this week's Safe School Week.

There have been no arrests.
Not to worry, though... the Toronto School board is wheeling out their big gun... a version of Mr Rogers neighbourhood..
Ward 9 trustee Maria Rodrigues said psychologists and sociologists offered counselling during what she called "a group hug day."

Rodrigues was confident "this was an isolated incident" and the school does not need a full-time cop.

Having a uniformed officer would create "fear and intimidation," since many students are from families who emigrated from countries with dictatorships and distrusted police, she said.
Just one question, here Ms. Rodrigues... what sort of atmosphere does a bloody knife fight create?

Just askin'.

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Of Socialists & Separatists

Two words... cheap suit...

“As long as we're doing good things, at least one of the other parties will support us, because none of them want to be blamed for an election that the public doesn't want.”
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15 September 2009

Wouldn't this be sorta like...

...Jack Layton having a "Famous Industrialists of the 20th Century" postcard collection?

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Remember when Count Ignatieff...

...promised to erase the deficit without raising taxes? Well... apparently he's got another trick or two up his sleeve...

Premier Dalton McGuinty says Ignatieff agreed to help Ontario implement the blended tax, which goes into effect July 1, by sending approximately $4 billion to the province.
Well... that oughta brighten up every Canadian taxpayer's day. I guess worrying about actual dollars & cents... is for little people.

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RELATED: Iggy's bad day gets worse
The Conservatives have the support of 39 per cent of decided voters, according to the Ipsos Reid survey, commissioned by Canwest News Service and Global National.

Meanwhile, it appears that Ignatieff, who announced this month that his party would no longer support the government, would suffer the most from any backlash.

"It's pretty clear that the guy who's going to wear the government falling is Iggy," said Bricker.
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LAST WORD: Ask a Liberal War-Roomer
"It is not very often that one gets to witness a "leadership frontrunner" immolate his own candidacy so blithely, so recklessly, but if you click here and you peer inside, you will see the corpse of Michael Ignatieff’s vaulting ambition."

"He is done – and if he isn’t, he should be."
That was then... this is now.

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A man's home...

...is his castle, er... surgical suite...

-- BALTIMORE -- Baltimore police say a Johns Hopkins University medical student armed with a samurai sword killed an intruder in his garage.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says campus police and an off-duty city officer responding to a call for a suspicious person heard screams to call police around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Guglielmi says the student told the man he found in his garage to leave and the man accosted him. That’s when Guglielmi says the student defended himself, cutting off the man’s hand and causing a severe laceration to his upper body.
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RELATED: Here's another Canada/U.S.A. debate
First enacted in Florida in 2005, "Stand Your Ground" bills are now being considered in 21 states including Georgia, according to the National Rifle Association and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The South Dakota senate approved one just last week.
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The good news, cops say...

...is that apparently we're not dealing with anybody from Mensa......

O'Keefe and Giles were garishly dressed as a stereotypical pimp and prostitute. O'Keefe was decked out in excessively snazzy flesh-peddler couture, and Giles, going by the name "Eden," wore almost nothing.

The ACORN workers were not the slightest bit judgmental or put off by the request for help in getting financing for a brothel.

The Brooklyn DA's office announced today it would be investigating the group.
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Back at the Dipper Shura...

...socialist heads continue to explode...

"Make no mistake about it, we have no intention of giving this government a blank cheque, like Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals did."

The usually loquacious NDP leader broke with precedent and took no questions after making his statement outside the Commons.
Yeah sure, Jacko... because you say so.

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14 September 2009

Not ready for primetime

Hon. Bob Rae: Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the Prime Minister a very simple question. Does the government plan to launch a significant defence of the Canadian system in light of the attack that is being made on it in the United States of America?

Right Hon. Stephen Harper: Mr. Speaker, we intend to let the United States make its own decisions on domestic debates.
I will say that the Canadian health care system will not only survive attacks by right-wing commentators in the United States but will even survive one by left-wing incompetents in Ontario.
(h/t reader rich)

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"In hockey terms, Harper just handed Rae his jockstrap."
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Meanwhile, Tobacco Company Execs...

...reportedly sniggering quietly... from safety & comfort of toney Manhattan executive castles.

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Iggy's stringent vetting process

The individual one Liberal insider once described as "human shrapnel"... will be leading the Ignatieff electoral charge...

Warren Kinsella, a former senior Liberal Cabinet staffer who played a key role in the 1993, 1997 and 2000 federal election campaigns, will head the war room, but will work as a campaign volunteer.
Maybe someone should bring Iggy up to speed... he wasn't actually around for that infamous Adscam debacle.

(h/t chris-con)

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RELATED: The new improved Ignatieff

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McSlippery cabal finally admits...

...they haven't a clue where all the taxpayer moola is going...

Mr. McGuinty unveiled the new measures on Monday morning, an hour before the fall session begins in the legislature. His government is expected to be on the defensive following spending scandals at eHealth Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.

Mr. McGuinty denied that he is attempting to distract attention from what is expected to be a lively Question Period today. But he also conceded that his government has been caught off guard by the spending scandals uncovered by the Tories.
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