Canada... land of endless opportunity.
31 March 2011
I thought I'd seen it all... but just tonight, I heard the corpse that used to be Lloyd Robertson solemnly intone...
"Due to "cricket diplomacy" the fight against terror took an important step..."Which begs the question... is there absolutely any sort of Planet Pinko jibber-jabber... that these media spokes-sheeple would refuse to read off their rolling word machines?
Who exactly is the brain dead demographic that laps this sort of shi... oh yeah...
Thank you, once again, comment moderation.
30 March 2011
...if they'll do it with you... they'll do it to you...
-- LONDON, Ont. -- In a move that has reignited talk of a coalition, an NDP candidate in this southern Ontario city has surprised everyone, including his own party, by withdrawing from the election race and throwing his support behind his Liberal rival.**********
Ryan Dolby, who was running in Elgin-Middlesex-London, made the announcement in a press release e-mailed to the media, party officials and others Wednesday morning.
“I am worried if Stephen Harper gets a majority. I made a strategic decision,” Dolby said.
A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: Dion's payoff to Duceppe revealed...
"I was just watching Mike Duffy Live on CTV, and learned that Pauline Marois, the leader of the provincial Parti Quebecois -- the sister party to the separatist Bloc Quebecois -- announced that part of Gilles Duceppe's price for supporting the coalition is an immediate $1 billion transfer to Quebec."Vote Liberal... I dare you.
"On the same show, we learned of other coming pay-offs: separatist appointments to the Senate. There are 18 vacancies in the Senate, including four in Quebec. Not only are the Bloc in for patronage pay-offs, but Elizabeth May, the Green Party leader, was on Parliament Hill today, and she wouldn't deny that she, too, was offered a Senate seat."
"It's a fire sale in Ottawa! Senate seats, billions of dollars, whatever you want -- just make Stephane Dion the prime minister!"
LAST WORD: Making Ignatieff look good
It ain't easy... but apparently... it's not impossible.
I say we let her in... but she has to wear her "I heart Hezbollah" t-shirt.
RELATED: Because... well, just because...
When asked to explain why, in his mind, Ms. May should be allowed to take part, he replied: “I think it worked out fine last time. That’s my criteria.”**********
THE COMPASSIONATE INTELLECTUAL LEFT RESPONDS:
"your brainless post... drooling fools still shrieking... complete lying fool"Yeah... more reasonable debate... what's not to like, huh?
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 11:54 AM, March 30, 2011
...after a 30 year roadtrip... to correct all of Canada's egregious hillbilly faults...Wait a minute... aren't you the guy who wants to "Welcome Back Khadr?"
...you've got there...
-- BAGHDAD -- Gunmen wearing military uniforms over explosives belts charged into a government building in Saddam Hussein's hometown Tuesday in an attack that left 56 people dead, including 15 hostages who were shot execution-style.
The five-hour standoff in Tikrit ended only when the attackers blew themselves up in one of the bloodiest days in Iraq this year.
29 March 2011
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan circled the wagons around education and health care in his $113.8-billion spending plan, taking a few stabs at curbing double-digit deficits that will see Ontario submerged in red ink for years to come.Lemme see... 6 year wait to get a family doctor... 7 hour wait at the local emergency room... and a 4 month wait to see a urologist.
With 68 cents on every dollar spent on education and health care — and another $10.3 billion a year to service Ontario's massive debt — Duncan didn't have much cash to play with.
Friends don't let friends vote Liberal.
A man died after being shot Monday night in the Queen Street East and Kingston Road area.**********
A police statement says at 7:21 p.m., police responded to a call for the sound of gunshots at the rear of 4 Kingston Road.
Police say the man died in hospital. A post-mortem has not yet been scheduled.
UPDATE: Shooter, shootee id'd
Benjamin Brefo, 29, was found with multiple gunshot wounds and taken to hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries.**********
Haitham Abdelwahab, 28, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in connection with his death.
UPDATE2: Other shooter id'd
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant Thursday for Nicholas Walker, who is of no fixed address, police say.**********
Walker is black, six feet tall, 180 pounds, has short black hair and is known by the nickname "Nipsy."
RELATED: In other "Toronto the Good" news...
A Toronto Police Service officer has been charged with three sex offences.**********
Police allege the officer sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy between January and May of 2009. The officer later had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy between September 2010 and March 2011, police allege.
Const. Brandon Fraser, 24, has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation.
Fraser has seven months' service with Toronto police.
LAST WORD: I've said it before
"So what's really crazier here... the two junior sociopaths who tortured and maimed a 13 year old girl, or the toothless Justice System that sets them free to do it again? I'd call this one a photo finish."Lemme see... 18 murders in 12 weeks... child molester cops... that's not the Toronto I once knew. Something happens to your child... how will you forgive yourself?
Get out while you still can.
And remember... you get the kind of government you deserve.
..people used to kill cops without even blinking?
-- Yeah... me neither. --
As a dramatic takedown of two suspected car-and-airbag thieves shattered the predawn quiet of a sleepy Markham neighbourhood almost four years ago, so did it also end with a 42-year-old York Regional Police officer dying on a suburban lawn.
Detective Constable Rob Plunkett, a 22-year veteran who was part of an undercover surveillance team, was killed during the arrest in the early morning hours of Aug. 2, 2007, his aorta severed as he was crushed against a tree.
Of course, that was then...
"The biggest strain on Clinton has been her effort, not embraced by everyone in the administration, to stave off the kind of genocide in Libya that her husband permitted to occur in Rwanda in the 1990s."This is now..
"The timing of Hillary's remarks to CNN on Wednesday has raised eyebrows, coming at a critical moment in her fierce internal battle to push President Barack Obama to join the fight to liberate Libya from Muammar Qadhafi."
"The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."And the Toronto "Red Star" is more than happy to perpetuate the big lie.
Airbrushing the Politburo... what the mainstream media usually does best.
RELATED: Ask a Republican
"President Obama failed to explain why he unilaterally took our nation to war without bothering to make the case to the U.S. Congress."**********
"And now he's splitting the difference -- telling us Gaddafi must go, but refusing to do what it takes to remove him.
The American people, members of Congress, and our service members deserve more than this overture."
LAST WORD: Prez McDreamy AWOL yet again
Opposition fighters in the western town of Misurata also said they came under renewed attack from pro-Gaddafi forces, with eight civilians killed, according to a spokesman.Hope, change and... same old, same old.
An opposition spokesman in the city described the humanitarian situation there as "catastrophic", saying that water and electricity had been cut off and residents were running short of essential supplies, including medicines.
Coalition air strikes that had proved so crucial in saving Benghazi from what many anticipated would be a massacre were nowhere to be seen during the rebels renewed push, and their' tactics do not appear to have improved since the first days of the fighting.
...sense of humour.
-- SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's chaos deepened on Monday when people looting a munitions factory set off an accidental explosion that killed at least 78 in an area torn from government control by Islamist militants exploiting the president's rapidly dwindling power.**********
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Those weren't looters - they were ammunition equality activists."
28 March 2011
...just another episode of CSI Toronto...
An early morning shooting at an east end sports bar early Monday has claimed the life of a 38-year-old man and left 10 children fatherless.**********
Among the crowd were the six women who have fathered children with the deceased man, whom they identified as Clifenton Ford.
Homicide detectives have interviewed the handful of patrons who were in the bar, which is located in a small strip plaza just east of Midland Ave.
But they are anxious to speak with the 30 or so other witnesses who fled after the shooting.
RELATED: We're debating the merits of polygamy?
I don't get it... it sure sounds like it's already here...
“One of the other baby mamas called me this morning at 7 a.m.,” said Andrea Cuff, 36, mother of Ford’s 10-year-old son. “I have to raise my son by myself now.”**********
Ayisha Spence, 28, is the mother of two of Ford’s children, an 8-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy. She said her fiancé worked as a janitor at a fitness facility and was “finally settling his life.”
She stood and spoke to reporters with Lesley Parker, mother of four of Ford’s children, ages 16, 14, 12 and 8. Parker said she last saw Ford at 11 p.m. Sunday. “He just told me he was gonna go out.”
Clifenton Ford died around 2:25 a.m. at G’s Chill & Grill, on Eglinton Ave. E. near Midland Ave.
LAST WORD: Oops, there goes another...
A man in his 20s is fighting for his life after gunshots rang out in the city’s east end for the second time in less than 18 hours.
The gunfire erupted around 7:45 p.m. Monday in the Kingston Rd.-Queen St. E. area, leaving one man wounded and prompting the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force to respond to the scene.
EMS officials say the victim was shot in his face and “it’s definitely life-threatening.”
"One of his proudest accomplishments, Dr. Paul added, was that his invention was used to treat injured soldiers during the Vietnam War. Medics, she said, carried bottles of Super Glue in spray form to stop bleeding."
...harder than the Sunday night fish special at the local greasy spoon... you might wanna make sure it actually works...
Or, heck... maybe I'm on their no-fly list.
RELATED: A story you're not gonna...
..see on CTV or CBC...
"This Accord will expire on June 30, 2011 unless renewed."So... does that mean the NDP get their half dozen cabinet postings?
"The large number of Bloc members in parliament virtually guarantees an endless series of minority governments with traitors sworn to the destruction of the country holding the balance of power. If that’s not a dysfunctional democracy I’ll eat my hat."Meanwhile, Mickey I. continues to endlessly roll that big red rock up Mount Credibility...
"I don’t think we need any lessons in ethics, democracy or integrity from Duceppe. He leads a leads a party comprised of MPs who are breathlessly waiting to collect a rich Canadian pension while they attempt to destroy the country."
Leger Marketing surveyed 1,119 Canadians Saturday and Sunday and asked, among other things, if they believe Ignatieff when he says he's "ruling out a coalition." Only 17% of those surveyed were prepared to take him at his word.And wait... it's even worse than you might think...
And even among those who identified themselves as Liberal voters, 35% do not believe their leader's claim while just 32% do believe him.Come back Stephane... all is forgiven!!!
THE COMPASSIONATE INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
"Bitch whine moan swipe but when someone replies back, neo nony jacks off and shrieks in holy terror."**********
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 11:40 AM, March 28, 2011
LAST WORD: Consider the alternative
"As others have pointed out, and as I’ve said myself, Ignatieff’s formal disavowal of any post-election coalition with the NDP and the Bloc does not mean he has sworn off trying to form a government with their support."
"Indeed, if Harper does not win a majority, that is the almost certain result."
Cpl. Yannick Scherrer, from Montreal, was killed around noon Sunday by a roadside bomb during a foot patrol in the Panjwaii district southwest of Kandahar City.He will be remembered.
He is the first Canadian to to die in the Afghanistan campaign in more than three months and just the second since August 2010.
RELATED: The capricious & unknowable...
..."Will of Allah"...
Three suicide bombers killed 20 people in an attack on a construction firm in a restive province in southeastern Afghanistan, government officials said on Monday, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the assault.
An Interior Ministry statement said the attackers forced their way into the firm’s compound after killing a security guard and then detonated a truck packed with explosives.
27 March 2011
Oh, c'mon now... what's all the fuss... it's not like they waterboarded him...
The incident is especially embarrassing for the administration because it comes at a time when the White House has been condemning the treatment of journalists trying to report in Libya.Another dubious success for the Obama Whitehouse... making Dan Quayle look like a genius.
Just ten days ago, President Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney told reporters: ‘journalists should be protected and allowed to do their work.’
The Vice President’s office did not respond to requests for comment.
...gets a taste...
Black-clad anarchists and other hardcore demonstrators have caused havoc across central London, overshadowing the more peaceful mass march which ended earlier.Ah, yes... the bright lights of Progressia... apparently it ain't all sandals, protest songs & healing crystals...
Numerous shops in Oxford Street, Soho and Piccadilly were targeted as police attempting to protect property found themselves bombarded with paint, coin-filled heavy duty fireworks and even ammonia-filled lightbulbs.
...holding shit down...
"Mr. Gates said there were numerous intelligence reports suggesting Moammar Gadhafi's regime was taking bodies of people killed by the pro-government forces and placing them at sites attacked by U.S. planes."No surprises, here... remember "Green Helmet Guy" and "Magic Bullet Woman?"
26 March 2011
FROM THE COMMENTS... At the Toronto Sun...
"What about a school for Newfies? Or the Portuguese? Or the Irish? Don't these cultures have a right as well to learn about their history and culture?"**********
"Afrocentric schools - unbelievable."
RELATED: What's the actual end result?
THE COMPASSIONATE INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
"Me? I couldn't care less about the school. If people want it, who am I to say its wrong or tell them 'no'."That's your answer to my question about supporting segregation? Seriously?
Posted by Chris to halls of macadamia at 7:17 PM, March 27, 2011
And call me nitpicky, Chris... you apparently care enough... to be trolling this comment thread. Or is this the work of another dastardly Chris-impersonator?
LAST WORD: Oops... we mighta forgot something
The idea of having Oakwood Collegiate become an Africentric school this fall doesn’t sit well with the co-chairs of the Oakwood school council.Oh, c'mon now... Chris said it was okay with him.
“No parent, teacher, student or community consultation has occurred,” Beth Davey and David Battiston wrote to school trustees.
“The school council does not support this recommendation and is outraged that the board would table a report for trustees to consider that includes a controversial recommendation for a new program with the potential to fundamentally change a community school without community consultation.”
...but... right now... it's looking like the political equivalent of suicide by cop...
As the campaign begins, the focus to a large degree is on the leaders and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is struggling right off the bat.**********
His approval rating sits at 19 per cent — about the same as Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe on a national basis.
That is barely half the 37 per cent approval rating garnered by both Harper and NDP Leader Jack Layton.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Never mind the 19%...
...I'm with Gilles...
"Did you watch as Duceppe called Harper a liar. called him(,) a liar."Yup... what we really need to worry about... totally apart from the three socialist stooges... is nonnypuss & the rest of the "coalition of sheep."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 10:17 AM, March 26, 2011
Thank you comment(comma) moderation. Cue banjo music.
"I pray that this project ends
global warming, er... illiteracy in Africa... the same way that Live Aid ended world hunger."
25 March 2011
...they swab the scumbag's arm with alcohol... before they hammer home the justice juice?
-- Arizona Republic -- Lawyers in several states maintain that it may not have worked efficiently in recent executions, claiming that at least three men died with their eyes still partly open, suggesting they were not fully sedated before the other chemicals were administered.Well boo-freakin'-hoo.
Lemme see... Clifford Olson, Paul Bernardo, Willie Pickton and, oh yeah... Ronnie Smith...
Sorry, Peace Moonbeam. The fact is, if there was any semblance of actual justice in the world... they'd ditch the compassionate Casey & Finnegan chemicals and use blind, er... "sight-impaired"... executioners & rusty ol' hacksaw blades.
And even then it wouldn't be enough.
A recent study conducted by a group of mathematicians using census data suggests that organized religion is heading for extinction in nine western democracies.
The study shows that even Ireland which is predominately Catholic will see its religion die.
...forgive me Bill... I'd say this, uh... "young man" is plenty "engaged"...
Police are urging the 16-year-old student of a Scarborough high school who fired a shot at a van Thursday to get a lawyer and surrender.Not to nitpick, my friend... kinda sounds like he had a bit of a "ballistic altercation" as well... but, hey... carry on...
"This young man was identified as going outside and what we heard…a young man had a verbal altercation with people he had no inkling or history with before," Principal Bill Papaconstaninou said.
The victims all attend the school, "all great students, and athletes as well, engaged in school. This young man (the suspect) isn't as engaged as we would like him to be."Except, of course... that it's not... and are you shittin' me?
Papaconstaninou described the incident as isolated and said the school is safe.
RELATED: Scarberia... that sounds so familiar
Hang on... if I think...I just know... it'll come to me.
LAST WORD: But wait... there's more
A Markham man faces an attempt murder charge in connection with an apparent ambush-style shooting of another man Thursday.**********
Moffatt said the victim, who was shot in the side of the head, underwent emergency surgery at Sunnybrook hospital but his prognosis is not considered to be good.
UPDATE: Shooter identified
A Markham man is charged with attempt murder while the target of his alleged assassination attempt struggles to live.
Kulwinder Galsi, 49, is to appear in Newmarket court Friday.
"Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity."**********
"By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism."
"It encourages the sanctimonious gesture of turning off trivial appliances for a trivial amount of time, in deference to some ill-defined abstraction called 'the Earth,' all the while hypocritically retaining the real benefits of continuous, reliable electricity."
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"One of our kid's school is really into the Earth-hour spirit. They are so committed, that they have been advertising it for over a week on the illuminated sign in front of the school."
"We didn’t discuss things that would make us sad. Just about fun stuff. You know, being girls. Doing what girls do."Which... presumably... for most "girls"... involves parties & boyfriends & school stuff... not selling your drug-riddled carcass to potentially homicidal strangers.
And a "call girl" huh? Yeah... let's just put a pretty pink bow on this one... that'll fix everything.
THE COMPASSIONATE INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
Yes, yes, nonny/chris... you nailed it. I'm a fat, bald alcoholic nazi... who apparently has a permanent lease on that big empty space between your ears.
Thank you, once again, comment moderation.
24 March 2011
Another bonanza, ladies... a turkey baster will never criticise the way you parallel-park either...
"In an accompanying article, Marco Seandel and Shahin Rafii at the Weil Cornell Medical College in New York said the work was "a crucial experimental advance along the thorny path to the clinical use of sperm grown in the lab."
...wait a minute...
Before becoming president, Mr. Obama had criticized the Bush administration for going outside traditional criminal procedures to deal with terror suspects, and for bypassing Congress in making rules to handle detainees after 9/11.
He has since embraced many of the same policies while devising additional ones — to the disappointment of civil-liberties groups that championed his election.
...didn't charge for healthcare or highschool education either...
"In a report released Thursday, parent advocacy group People for Education found that 6 per cent of Ontario high schools charged fees for English classes, which are mandatory in every grade, and 14 per cent charged fees for science, in which one credit is required for graduation."Once upon a time... there was this fellow named Dalton... who promised he wasn't going to raise anyone's taxes...
RELATED: "I blame Mike the Knife"
Yeah, Dwight... fool me
Just in time for the fall election, the Ontario government will announce $1.5 billion in “new savings” in Tuesday’s budget.How many terms of office does it take... before you assume any sort of responsibility for your actions?
While Duncan currently anticipates Ontario will be awash in red ink until 2017-18, he is expected to update that timeline in Tuesday’s budget.
When does... "that beastly Mike Harris ate my homework"... stop being the Liberal mantra?
LAST WORD: Vote Liberal... I dare you.
"There's a blue door. There's a red door. We're going to form a Liberal government. Is that clear enough for you?" Ignatieff then abruptly ended the news conference and walked off.Yes, your highness... once again... as clear as mud.
RELATED: Another Jane Taber tonguebath...
...must be Thursday...
"Mr. Ignatieff received a standing ovation. One Liberal MP described him as being 'on fire'."My guess is... Iggy screws this one up... they'll make sure he is.
LAST WORD: Hey... what's that smell?
A 19-point difference is a huge lead with which to enter a campaign. It raises the question: Was everyone in the Opposition Leaders’ Office sniffing glue when they decided to force an election?
It’s only if you believe the real goal is to hold the Conservatives to another minority, in order to form a coalition of losers with the NDP and the Bloc Québécois, that the drive to bring down the government starts to make sense.
...and read your freakin' mind...
“A big part of my vote is making sure I get my seniors out,” said Judy Sgro, seniors critic for the Liberal Party.Hang on a sec... are you sure you don't mean... get them off?Yeah, Judy... tell us all about "takin' care of business".
23 March 2011
...Rwanda and Darfur...
The infighting comes as a heated meeting of NATO ambassadors yesterday failed to resolve whether the 28-nation alliance should run the operation to enforce a U.N.-mandated no-fly zone, diplomats said.
Yesterday a war of words erupted between the U.S. and Britain after the U.K. government claimed Muammar Gaddafi is a legitimate target for assassination.
...the existing setup down at Nathan Phillips Square?
RELATED: Politicians... what's not to trust?
LAST WORD: The Liberal Party of Canada...
...all oiled up and ready to go...
Forget the hunt for undecided delegates, people here want to get their hands on the sought-after "I'm Liberal" thong underwear.And go and go and...
Fry sang a duet with local drag queen legend Bill Monroe, who proudly showed off his “Tina Turner” legs. Drag queen Carlotta Gurl did a number as Wonder Woman and tied up MP Rob Oliphant’s aide with a golden lasso.
The show also included saucy burlesque performers who stripped down to their pasties.
...I'm sure Justin and Iggy are gonna be pullin' for you...
A Montana lawmaker’s failed bid to have capital punishment abolished in the state has left Ronald Smith — the only Canadian on death row in the U.S. — with one less avenue to avoid execution nearly 30 years after he murdered two Americans during a drunken road trip from Alberta in 1982.If only there was a way to execute him twice.
Smith confessed to the crime and initially asked for the death penalty, but later launched what has become a three-decade fight to avoid execution.
22 March 2011
Seems some Egyptians are still a little unclear on the concept...
The ministry was the site of a peaceful protest Tuesday morning and afternoon, with thousands of ministry employees -- many of them police officers -- making demands, mainly for higher wages.But wait a minute, I guess there's peaceful... and there's PEACEFUL...
Protesters at the building denied setting the fire, saying it originated inside.Oh, well... baby steps.
In a similar protest a few weeks ago, demonstrators set other buildings in the Interior Ministry complex ablaze, as well as cars. However, that fire did not grow to the size of Tuesday's blaze.
"...this campaign is the first time the Tomahawk Block IV or TLAM-E has been used against real targets. Both British and American ships carry this latest variant of the near-30 year-old cruise missile.(via theo)
The Block IV has datalinks allowing commanders to have it rerouted in-flight, take pictures of a target area and send them back to command centers and even loiter for a while over a target."
...obstreperous, middle-aged white guys...
When MOE officers Whiting and Hutt arrived, they were confronted by an enthusiastic but peaceful crowd that blocked their entry to the premises. Hutt spoke to the Thompsons and told them that under the Environmental Protection Act he had the right to enter the property and conduct an inspection of the facility.
"We have the legal right to come onto this property," said Hutt.
Doug Thompson disagreed. He said the Crown Land Patent grant gives him the same rights as a First Nations person on a reserve, and he had the right to deny his entry.
Not all land is covered by a land patent, but the OLA suggests that the often-ancient documents do apply across Canada and the OLA has been working to build resources to help landowners exercise their rights.
"They say they have the right to come on to our property and I say they don't," Thompson said.
Mr. Lavigne will collect a pension for his nine years in the House of Commons as a Liberal MP from 1993 to 2002, bringing his total remuneration to around $80,000 a year.
21 March 2011
...and the rest of Iggy Nation aren't baying at the moon about our wider... "Circle of Friends"?
...who needs enemies?
-- Tripoli, LIBYA -- "To our son, his excellency, Mr Barack Hussein Obama. I have said to you before, that even if Libya and the United States of America enter into a war, god forbid, you will always remain a son."**********
"Your picture will not be changed."
UPDATE: Who's that guy who famously said...
...flattery will get you nowhere?
U.S. Army General Carter Ham said the military mission in Libya was "very clear" and he was not concerned that the objectives would grow and change in the coming days.All hope... no change. That sounds so familiar.
He said he had no orders to directly attack the Libyan leader.
LAST WORD: SAFETY BREAK!!!
Nobody works... nobody gets hurt.
...“Little Mogadishu” back in the news...
-- TORONTO -- The slain man was found in a fourth-floor stairwell of the building, in a sometimes trouble-plagued Etobicoke highrise row west of Islington Ave. and northeast of Hwys. 401 and 427.**********
A police source said officers are often called to the area.
A Mississauga man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder last July after his ex-girlfriend, Ayan “Denise” Osman, 28, mother of their two young sons, was stabbed to death in a nearby Dixon Rd. building.
UPDATE: Shooting victim identified
Abdikadir Khan, 24, was found dead in an Etobicoke stairwell on March 20. Khan's death marks the city's 15th homicide of 2011.**********
RELATED: In other "Hogtown Homicide" news...
Kera Freeland, 20, was last seen January 15, 2011 in the Lakeshore Boulevard West and Queens Avenue area and was reported missing in February.And finally...
According to media reports, Ms. Freeland moved from Vancouver to Toronto in December in order to work as an escort under the pseudonym “Chloe.”
A Parkdale man who feared being killed after he and four other mentally disabled victims were severely beaten by a masked stranger has died.
Toronto Police Det. John Thibodeau said George Wass collapsed in his Maynard Ave. roominghouse at 6:22 a.m. Monday — three days after he was brutally attacked.
..living right under our noses...
The American Bird Conservancy estimates that up to 500 million birds are killed each year by cats — about half by pets and half by feral felines.
Household cats were introduced in North America by European colonists; they are regarded as an invasive species and have few natural enemies to check their numbers.
“They are like gypsy moths and kudzu — they cause major ecological disruption,” Dr. Marra said.
McGuinty government, yet again, trusts own internal GPS... drives into swamp...
"Reaches out"... you say. You mean... to the very same woman she just ran over with her big shiny bureaucracy?
No media spin here, huh?
20 March 2011
Crush, kill destroy... just another day in the Arab Middle East...
In another setback for the president, his Human Rights Minister Huda al-Ban resigned Sunday in protest at Friday's killings. She is the latest of several ministers to quit his government in recent days.But, hang on... Yemen has a Human Rights Minister?
There's your real story.
"Check the 'Best Before' date stamped on the carton. This date is about 35 days from the packaging date."**********
RELATED: Nobody works... nobody gets hurt...
...well, apart from Phil Miller & his six laid-off employees.
Miller has sold his meat pies — both directly to hungry customers and wholesale to other food stores — from his Miller’s Scottish Bakery in Georgetown for the last 23 years.I'm guessing Miller's infamous meat pies have still killed fewer people than Michael Bryant's car...
But wholesaling the pies came to a grinding halt after a visit from the agriculture ministry last December.
Miller was told he needed $50,000 in upgrades to wholesale again, including a separate, refrigerated room with washable walls and an underground drain for when the meat is unpacked for cooking.
19 March 2011
...cruise missiles... ol' Muammar G learns that you have to pay to play...
British submarines launched Tomahawk missiles at Libyan air defence targets, officials said, as Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that British forces are in action over Libya.Apparently Momo is responding by taking a page outta the Elizabeth May playbook...
The Pentagon says U.S. and British ships and submarines fired 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles at more than 20 targets along the coast.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will make a speech soon about the “crusader enemy“, Libyan state television said late on Saturday in a reference to Western airstrikes that were launched against him.**********
THE COMPASSIONATE, INTELLECTUAL LEFT RESPONDS:
Oh, nonny... I betcha feel better now, huh? And, hey... more good news... looks like you're not the only Momo cheerleader in the stadium...
"I warn my brother do you let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the world."
Pro-Gaddafi forces have attacked the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi and their tanks have entered the city, a BBC journalist witnessed."...OR I'LL YELL STOP AGAIN!!!"...
The rebel's leader has appealed to the international community to stop the pro-Gaddafi bombardment, but the government denies it is attacking.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world must "speak with one voice" on Libya. Earlier, US President Barack Obama said forces loyal to Col Muammar Ghaddafi must stop attacking rebel areas or face military action.Yeah... there's a bold "Leader of the Free World" response.
John O. Brennan, President Obama’s top counterterrorism official, said that the military attacks on civilians ordered in recent days by Libya’s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, coupled with his track record as a sponsor of terrorism, had heightened worries within the administration as an international coalition threatens military action against Libya.Which translates, loosely, into... President McDreamy is crappin' in his pants... possibly with some justification. Of course, that doesn't stop the MSM from trying to change the channel and blame everything on George Bush...
"In the Obama White House, unilateral U.S. action is a foreign concept. The world, or most of it, is undoubtedly grateful for that."Way to audible, G&M... now you're speaking up for "the rest of the world?"
Unfortunately... there's just one small problem with the Mr. Rogers, er... "Obama Doctrine"...
"It also means that rogue states and dictators can carry out their misdeeds without fear of swift and muscular correction from America."**********
UPDATE: Relax Monsieur Barry, we've got this...
You know you're late to the party... when the French hand out the first hors d'oeuvres...
The first shot in a UN-mandated intervention in Libya was fired by a French aircraft and destroyed a military vehicle at around 12:45 p.m. ET, French defence ministry and army officials said on Saturday.What... you mean lot's of meaningless jibber-jabber wasn't gonna do the trick?
“A first target was engaged and destroyed,” ministry spokesman Laurent Teisseire told reporters.
In other "Emerging Democracy in the Middle East" news...
Egypt’s governing military council released the younger brother of Ayman al-Zawahri, Al Qaeda’s second in command, from prison on Thursday after holding him for a decade on charges of conspiracy to overthrow the government.Yup... there's still a few bugs in the system...
ElBaradei was the subject of a hostile crowd as he tried to vote Saturday, with some smashing the glass of his car as it retreated. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.
...includes Helen Thomas & [insert joke here] Playboy magazine...
Helen Thomas is not sorry, nor were the comments that ended her career accidental -- “I knew exactly what I was doing – I was going for broke. I had reached the point of no return. You finally get fed up … I finally wanted to speak the truth.”The truth, Helen?!? In what way, precisely... is channelling Mohamed Atta... "the truth?"
Thomas, of course, left her perch as the dean of the White House press corps last year after telling a rabbi and blogger that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” to “Poland, Germany and America and everywhere else.”Somebody please enlighten me... what exactly... is the never-ending deal with the lunatic leftosphere and the Jews?
I don't get it.
RELATED: More airbrushing the Politburo...
...or... is the lunatic left calling Larry Elder a racist?
"Culture and values are not set in stone. They can and do change for the better -- especially when we accept responsibility and stop blaming bad behavior on poverty. Plain and simple."(via ffof)
THE COMPASSIONATE INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
"it may be of interest, to know that a couple(sic) "compassionate intellectual left" anonymous commenters, are actually a couple(sic) conservatives, who are embarrassed to have the likes of you mouthing off under the conservative banner."Of course, nonny... because you say so.
"Do us a favour, and shut the fuck, up."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 8:09 PM, March 20, 2011
"they can only correct your spelling, you know their(sic) scraping the bottom of the barrel"
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 9:27 PM, March 21, 2011
Hey... I'm hearing that banjo(comma) music, yet again.
"...still haunting that place, I’d swear an exorcism would be more appropriate..."
Funny being down at the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show Friday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where it was moved from the CNE thanks to Miller’s ridiculous anti-gun crusade. If not letting the sport gun exhibits onto city property was designed to end the show, like a lot of stuff in the previous nightmare, it did not work.
This year’s show’s attendance is up 27% while the city loses out on $2-million in parking revenues and $600,000 on space rental. Who knows maybe target shooting will be allowed to come back at the CN range at Union Station, too.
Thanks to a fluke of orbital mechanics that brings the moon closer to Earth than that it has been in more than 18 years, the biggest full moon of 2011 will occur on Saturday, leading some observers to dub it a "supermoon."
18 March 2011
...(not to mention the smarmy piety of social engineers)...
"The renaming of the Bangs Avenue School as the Barack H. Obama School is contingent upon a cost analysis, said Myra Campbell, the city resident who pushed for the new moniker.""...Gang aft a-gley..."
"The resolution, approved Wednesday, calls for the new superintendent, Denise Lowe, to assess the financial impact of the name change during the upcoming school year."
"Lowe will have to consider the cost of a new marquee on the school, new stationery, and filing paperwork with the state and financial institutions, among other things."
"The century-old Bangs Avenue School — renamed for President Barack Obama just a year ago — will be closed as a neighborhood school this summer, largely because of a steep slide in the district's total enrollment the past decade."
And... oh yeah... the combined moral authority of Hillary Clinton and the Arab League... to shame him into it...Hey, Barry... whatever happened to the progressive, socialist mantra of... "If it only saves one life", huh?
More to the point, what exactly does it say about the character of the presumptive "Leader of the Free World"... that he had to be dragged kicking & screaming into the fray...
The alternative for Barack Obama, and the West in general, is disgrace and the appearance of weakness.**********
If we cannot even rouse ourselves to confront a tinpot dictator such as Gaddafi, what credibility do we have in regards to an emerging regional power such as Iran?
THE COMPASSIONATE INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
"'Barry' even got the UN onside in that 4 weeks, that's probably a world record. Compare with how it took the UN two years to create Israel after 6 million got killed. dunce."Good grief, libby... do you actually believe any of the happy horseshit that plops outta yer fuzzy-bunny piehole?
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 6:07 PM, March 18, 2011
And here's some free advice... read slower...
"The timing of Hillary's remarks to CNN on Wednesday has raised eyebrows, coming at a critical moment in her fierce internal battle to push President Barack Obama to join the fight to liberate Libya from Muammar Qadhafi."What part of... "this guy even makes Mrs Slick Willie look like Mother Theresa"... are you just not getting here? C'mon libby... how about you spark up another spliff and tell us how your idol... President McDreamy... is saving Yemen too?
-- SANA, Yemen -- Yemen’s pro-democracy protests exploded into violence on Friday, as government supporters opened fire on demonstrators in the capital, killing at least 45 people and wounding more than 200.And he's back... with Friday troll #14...
The violence began almost immediately after the protesters’ noon prayers, conducted en masse in the street. As they rose from prayer, government supporters in plain clothes opened fire from rooftops and windows at the southern end of the protest.
Before Friday, at least 40 protesters had been killed in weeks of demonstrations across the country. Most of those deaths occurred in the restive southern port city of Aden.
Either I've got a more or less permanent lease on that large empty space between your ears, nonny... or your "Obromance" is more serious than I previously suspected.
Night, night nonny-puss.
...in hospital construction cost over-runs... what the hell is Dalton McGuinty doing cutting corners on cancer treatment?
-- TORONTO -- The government’s stance to deny the drug has been a difficult position to maintain, given that British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan all fund Herceptin for smaller tumours, as do Quebec, Newfoundland and Manitoba on a case-by-case basis.Hmmm... maybe the Liberals are just pinchin' pennies so they can fund other, more worthy initiatives...
The drug has turned one of the most lethal forms of breast cancer into one of the most curable. When given with chemotherapy, it halves rates of recurrence within four years of diagnosis in patients with HER-2 cancer, which affects 20 to 25 percent of breast cancer patients.
-- BARRIE -- An inmate of an institution for the criminally insane who insists she is a "female trapped inside a male's body" is begging for a $15,000 assessment that would qualify her for a government-funded sex change.Throw in a "liberal dose" of hypocrisy...
Wearing a skirt and high-heeled shoes, Taylor -- formerly named Vance Egglestone until she got a legal name change -- began transitioning into a female in 2000, with extensive hormone therapy, nose surgery and $15,000 worth of permanent hair removal.
Politicians and top bureaucrats from provinces across the country have better access to cancer drugs and treatment than their constituents, according to Cancer Advocacy Coalition Canada.**********
LAST WORD: And let's talk "family values"
"Friends, family and former colleagues are all intertwined in the complicated web that is eHealth Ontario's list of preferred contractors."
...really wears the pants in the West Wing...
The biggest strain on Clinton has been her effort, not embraced by everyone in the administration, to stave off the kind of genocide in Libya that her husband permitted to occur in Rwanda in the 1990s.Eyebrows, my arse... you can almost see her throwin' Barry an elbow the next time they're alone in the Oval Office.
The timing of her remarks to CNN on Wednesday has raised eyebrows, coming at a critical moment in her fierce internal battle to push President Barack Obama to join the fight to liberate Libya from Muammar Qadhafi.
“If the president is reelected, do you want to serve a second term as Secretary of State?” Blitzer asked.**********
“No,” Clinton replied bluntly.
THANK YOU COMMENT MODERATION:
"perhaps the big O realizes that the US cannot afford to get into yet another war."Geez, nonny... to think that this was the most lucid of a half dozen angry, incoherent trolls you left here in the middle of the night.
I wonder why the U.S. is in such horrible financial shape. It's a mystery, huh?
The federal government posted its largest monthly deficit in history in February at $223 billion, according to preliminary numbers the Congressional Budget Office released Monday morning.LAST WORD: And Nonny really melts down
Another half-dozen spittle-flecked trolls at 2 minute intervals...
Hmmm... I must be doing something right.