15 July 2011

Yes, it's true... you're paying the freight here

Just something to think about, Toronto... the next time you're writing out that obscenely excessive municipal tax cheque to the folks down at Nathan Phillips Square...

"While people in different contexts can experience prejudice or discrimination, racism, in a North American context, is based on an ideology of the superiority of the white race over other racial groups."
Hey, does that also apply to "Heather's Two Daddies?"... or just to heterosexual Anglo-Saxons?

No matter, just remember the point here... only people with pale skins can be haters.

Just another important message courtesy of the TDSB.

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RELATED: Never mind historical context...

...we'll just pretend it's all rainbows & unicorns...
Stop 4 on the tour is under the headline "Negro Murders Elderly Woman - Mrs. Peake of Stratford Victim of Brutal Lust."

Based on the map, the stop is at the Stratford Jail.

The description on the map reads "Convicted for a murder that shocked the province, Frank Roughmond was hung at Stratford Jail in 1909.
Sure, this is a nasty stereotype. It's also an actual portrayal of the way people thought... 102 years ago. And let's not forget there was an actual murder.

But let's just pretend none of this actually happened. Let's pretend the word "negro" never existed.

Moreover... let's label everybody who lives in Stratford racist.

That'll solve everything.

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LAST WORD: Hey, Poindexter, you can't say that...
-- (Reuters Health) -- Black men are half as likely to die at any given time if they're in prison than if they aren't, suggests a new study of North Carolina inmates.

"Ironically, prisons are often the only provider of medical care accessible by these underserved and vulnerable Americans," said Hung-En Sung of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
And, nonny... before you get your little monkies & unicorns panties in a knot... remember that this is your buddies at Reuters who are advancing this little bundle of knowledge.

I'm just the messenger.


14 July 2011

From our voluminous...

..."the world still has too many professional journalists" file...
j-school 101

"I put pictures up on Facebook of the final total and was getting messages from people saying, 'I remember you collecting this stuff when in high school.'"
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"I bought a $300 TV stand last month with CT money. The media missed this event entirely."


13 July 2011

Bless his Noodley Goodness

An Austrian atheist has won the right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as "religious headgear".

Niko Alm first applied for the licence three years ago after reading that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for confessional reasons.

Mr Alm said the sieve was a requirement of his religion, pastafarianism.
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RELATED: Come visit the Church

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LAST WORD: In other Godly news
The picture is taken from the back of the cafeteria. In the distance are the boys. They’re male, so they get to sit up front at prayers. Behind them are the girls. They’re female, so they have to sit behind the boys because they’re second-class citizens – not in the whole of Canada, not formally, not yet, but in the cafeteria of a middle school run by the Toronto District School Board they most certainly are.


12 July 2011

That arrogant, know-nothing George W...

...wait a minute...

Mr. Obama told Pelley "this is not just a matter of Social Security checks. These are veterans checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out."
Or not, huh Barry?

That's funny... there was all that money to bail out Wall Street & the car companies... but you're gonna put the squeeze on disabled vets?

I'm guessing that's not the hope and change people were looking for.


Too many Chiefs...

...not enough Kevlar...
seriously... again?Hobbema, Hobbema... that sounds so familiar.

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RELATED: Unlike all those other...

...acceptable, business-as-usual murders?

“We have reached out to the family and the leadership ... they really feel that this is the most horrific, terrible setback,” Mr. Atleo told hundreds of delegates gathered at a local arena.
No, Chief... it's not a "setback"... sadly... it's just business as usual.

You know what the real solution is here?

Try... "One people, one law."


11 July 2011

No more Mr. Nice Guy

This is why I wanted to see a Harper majority... so the kid gloves could really come off...

-- OTTAWA -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is set to announce Monday that Canada is boycotting the United Nations Conference on Disarmament over North Korea’s involvement, a senior government source told Postmedia News.

“The fact that it gets a turn chairing a United Nations committee focused on disarmament is unacceptable,” Baird said in a statement last week.

“We call on North Korea to pass the chair on to a credible country that will advance the disarmament agenda within the UN.”
Quite a refreshing change from the "business as usual" crowd...
Baird’s Monday announcement comes in contrast to the warm words Canada’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva had for his North Korean counterpart after his appointment last week.


10 July 2011

Drugs... the victimless crime

-- MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Fighting among the Zetas gang and other vicious drug cartels led to the deaths of more than 40 people whose bodies were found in three Mexican cities over a 24-hour span, a government official said Saturday.
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THE COMPASSIONATE, INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
"Do you enjoy all the bloodshed in Mexico knowing you are partly responsible for it?"


09 July 2011

From the same folks who brought you...

...a billion dollars in hospital construction cost over-runs...

-- TORONTO -- Ontario taxpayers will shell out $20 million to compensate businesses and residents caught up in the Caledonia land claim crisis.

Attorney General Chris Bentley said the government was pleased to reach a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought in 2006 by residents and business owners who suffered losses as a result of the Douglas Creek Estates claim.
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RELATED: What are the real costs...

...of living in Dalton's "socialist paradise?"
In Zone 1, the government acknowledges, the “impacts experienced” were: “Delegation of policing to Six Nations [the very band some of whose members, after all, led the occupation] and subjected to frequent gunfire, loud noises, smoke, verbal assaults, personal property damage, ATVs, camouflaged protesters, high volume of traffic, checkpoints.”


08 July 2011

A Tale of Two Torontos

“My concern is the Toronto District School Board is using tax money to tell girls that they are second-class citizens,” Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress said Thursday. He charged that proponents of the prayer sessions are allowing them to happen because of “white, liberal guilt."

“Deep inside is a racist view that Muslims are not considered equal human beings, and that they can treat women how they want, and it’s nobody else’s concern,” said Fatah.
That can't be true, can it? I mean, this isn't Khandahar, this is Canada...
TDSB spokesman Shari Schwartz-Maltz confirmed on Thursday that prayer sessions at Valley Park Middle School are “traditional,” where boys and girls are separated.
Oh, c'mon now... what sort of person would accept... oh... right...
-- TORONTO -- School boards MUST ACCOMMODATE faith needs and that may include full religious services, Ontario Human Rights Commissioner Barbara Hall says.
Hang on, now... "full religious services"... IN OUR SCHOOLS?

Is that what Canadians want? I don't think so.

More importantly, is Dalton McGuinty on the same page as Barbara Hall?


A little unclear on the concept...

...democracy, that is...

-- ISLAMABAD -- The allegation by the top U.S. military officer that Pakistan’s government sanctioned the killing of a journalist who wrote about the country’s powerful security establishment was “extremely irresponsible,” the Pakistani state-run news agency said.
You'll notice that this isn't... in any way, shape or form... an actual denial of the allegation.

Of course, that's what you get from state-run journalism...
The state-run Associated Press of Pakistan issued a statement hours later in which an unnamed government spokesman called Mullen’s allegations “extremely irresponsible” and said that it “will not help in investigating the issue.”
Sure... just like you'll be investigating why Osama Bin-Laden lived for years in a protected compound... just down the road from Pakistan's equivalent of West Point.

No wonder the war in Afghanistan has dragged on for a decade.
Shahzad’s tortured body was found in late May after he’d told friends he’d been threatened by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency.


07 July 2011

It's all relative, I guess

So I open up my email this morning... and in with the usual nonsensical trolls... (seriously, your hobby is to heckle members of a small conservative blogroll?)... I find out a friend of ours has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

If there is a gawd... he's sure got a shitty sense of humour.


Yo... Tiny... Mad-Dog...

...I hav'ta spell it out for youse?

-- TORONTO -- "The Hells Angels adhere to a strict set of rules and guidelines. No rape is one. No shooting firearms at clubhouse functions is another."
Hey... you only have to be at one gun battle/mass sexual assault to appreciate those words of wisdom.


06 July 2011

Another icon of the lunatic left... revealed

Sorry, bradass87... maybe, just maybe... you should have been considering the ramifications of treason... rather than your superfluous genitalia...

(1:13:10 PM) bradass87: i just... dont wish to be a part of it... at least not now... im not ready... i wouldn't mind going to prison for the rest of my life, or being executed so much, if it wasn't for the possibility of having pictures of me... plastered all over the world press... as boy...


The trendy, intellectual Globe & Mail...

...never afraid to ask the really hard questions...
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POP QUIZ: When is shooting a baby...

...just "an incident"?

Meet the professional journalists at CTV.


Oh, c'mon... this guy could get acquitted...

...like the NDP could get elected to... oh my gawd...

-- QUEBEC -- A jury has found Guy Turcotte, the Quebec cardiologist who admitted he stabbed his two children to death, not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.

The judge had instructed jurors that acquittal was not an option, as Turcotte admitted he stabbed his children, Anne-Sophie, three, and Olivier, five, in February 2009.
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RELATED: The course of justice
"Hard-partying single mother fails to report her toddler missing for a month, then lies to police about a kidnapping by a non-existent nanny. Then there was the suspiciously foul smell in the trunk of the mother's car."


05 July 2011

Who's Zoomin' Who?

You think the biggest threat to the western world was some middle-aged, blanket-wrapped, has-been jihadi sitting on the floor watching himself on tv?

-- Think again. --

“Every indication is that this was a deliberate, targeted killing that was most likely meant to send shock waves through Pakistan’s journalist community and civil society,” said the official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the delicate nature of the information.

A spokesman for the Pakistan intelligence agency said in Islamabad on Monday night that “I am not commenting on this.”
These guys aren't worried about the law... they are the law...
A Pakistani reporter, Waqar Kiani, who works for the British newspaper The Guardian, was beaten in the capital after Mr. Shahzad’s death with wooden batons and a rubber whip, by men who said: “You want to be a hero. We’ll make you a hero.”
Pakistan is hanging by a thread. Try imagine a nuclear-armed Islamic nation... ruled by fanatical fundamentalists.

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RELATED: Holy War... by the numbers
-- TORONTO -- Most of the major terrorist plots against the West since 2004 had links to Pakistan, including two that targeted Canada, says a study to be released today by a U.S. think tank.


"Land of the Brave..."

"...Home of the..." wait a minute...

In other words, the government could simply have cut a $100,000 check to everyone whose employment was allegedly made possible by the “stimulus,” and taxpayers would have come out $427 billion ahead.


Sheesh, there's just no pleasing some folks

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's stunning last minute reversal on Gay Pride Parade universally condemned as... "too little, too late"...

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RELATED: Running the numbers

"A woman police sergeant who worked the parade for three years told me that the number of sexual assault charges was incredibly high, perhaps higher than at any other time in the year, during the Gay Pride weekend."

"I asked her if she would go public, but she laughed and said she liked her job."
(via ffof)

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LAST WORD: Obviously, he hasn't been to...

...Toronto lately...
"Balint said he risks having a criminal record if he's found nude, which can make it difficult to travel or find a job."


04 July 2011

Dalton spends half of all our tax dollars...

...on medical care...
feeling better yetI'm thinkin' we deserve better.


Ontario stock tip: Time to find a company...

...that makes caramel corn and buy big...

The mid-July deadline was recently extended when federal government lawyer Kevin Wilson successfully argued the need for the current pot laws and regulations to stay in place until Ontario’s highest court could hear the appeal, likely in November. In granting the deadline extension, Court of Appeal Justice Robert Blair noted:

“The practical effect of the decision if the suspension were permitted to expire on July 14 would be to legalize marijuana production in Ontario, if not across Canada.”


03 July 2011

Of course... why wouldn't Mayor Ford...

...want to be a part of such a distinguished & enlightened event?

gay old time

-- TORONTO -- A religious sect that believes the swastika was hijacked by the Nazis will try to "remove the negativity attached to it" at the Gay Pride parade Sunday.

Members of the Quebec-based International Raelian Movement will staff an information booth at the annual event in the hopes of raising awareness of "the true meaning of the swastika, which is more positive."
Well, heck... good to know it ain't all just about naked men, drag queens & squirt guns...
Claude Vorihon, the founder of the IRM, says he was hiking in the French woods in 1973 when a UFO landed, and an alien explained to him the true origins of mankind.
See folks... there's all kinds of knowledge out there.


Hey, it's just politics... right?

When Dalton McGuinty says something, you can take it right to the mosque, er... to the bank... I mean bank! --

The last Ontario General Election was Oct 10 2007. John Tory lost because of campaign plank supporting public funding to all religious school. In fact, Ontario voters overwhelmingly rejected this.

Even McGuinty on election night took a shot at Tory because of it: "We do not want to see our children divided," McGuinty told supporters gathered at Ottawa's Fairmont Chateau Laurier. "We want publicly funded schools, not public funds for private schools."

Posted by Ann - (6:16 PM)
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UPDATE: MSM catches up to BCF
“School administration take part preparing the cafeteria and making it into a mosque every Friday. Only Muslims can use the cafeteria during the Islamic prayers.”

“It is run by parents, voluntary and keeps the students safely at school instead of leaving to go to the mosque,” Gershon said. “It came about after discussions with parents , community leaders and the school administration.

She said there has been no complaint from anyone about the prayer services.


02 July 2011

Meanwhile... in other...

..."putting out fires with gasoline" news...

On Tuesday, the United Nations again made itself an international laughing stock – except perhaps to the American taxpayers who continue to foot 22 percent of the bill – by appointing North Korea chair of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament.
Just another reason, my friends.


Libya commences...

..."Operation Kick Myself in the Balls"...

-- TRIPOLI, Libya -- A defiant Muammar al-Qaddafi threatened Friday to carry out attacks in Europe against "homes, offices, families," unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya.
Yeah, Mo... that oughta do the trick.

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RELATED: Everything you need to know...

...about dysfunctional Africa...
-- MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) -- The African Union has called on its member states to disregard the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya, a move that could weaken the court’s ability to hold him accountable for any crimes committed against his people.


01 July 2011

In other "non-traditional medicine" news

It seems booking yourself into a recognised rehab facility... isn't the only way to deal with a substance abuse problem...halls of macadamia/And apparently, things were proceeding swimmingly...

“Until the cops showed up...the bastards,” he said, inciting laughter from the pews.
And this is funny... how?

Anybody?

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"You forgot the other meme: 'She loved her kids. She would do anything for those kids.'

As long as 'anything' didn't involve stopping smoking crack/meth and stopping getting into the cars of strangers to perform sex acts for $20 to pay for the crack/meth."
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RELATED: Home for the holidays
-- TORONTO -- A Toronto man is dead after he was stabbed at a Canada Day basketball tournament in the city's northeast.

Shawn Charles, 39, was stabbed and later died in hospital.

Police say more than 50 people were at the celebration. They're asking anyone who saw the argument to come forward.

This is Toronto's 25th homicide of the year.
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LAST WORD: Oops... missed one
double trouble


It's a soft, fluffy Oprah-fied world

As a friend of mine once famously said, "Put her in a Tim Horton's uniform... and nobody'd look twice"...still too many reporters"Everybody", huh? --

Seriously... anybody else miss actual news?

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RELATED: Well... it's a start

Under new legislation announced on Thursday, the Queen’s finances will be subjected to the same detailed audit and examination by MPs as Whitehall departments to ensure they provide “value for money”.