30 December 2012

Truly...

...the enemy within, that's the one you really need to worry about...hang all the politicians

“We’ve been working overtime trying to come up with ways to terrorize the American people and wreck their economy,” said the statement from Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. “But even we couldn’t come up with something like this.”


29 December 2012

Why the smart money is buying...

...beans & bullets...

"A couple of years back, Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute calculated that, if Washington were to increase every single tax by 30 percent, it would be enough to balance the books — in 25 years."
But you already knew that, right?

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RELATED: Orwell was right
"Guns protect. We buy them as taxpayers for our politicians' bodyguards. As long as we don't buy them for our own protection, few politicians object."
(via ffof)

Merry Christmas, everybody.

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LAST WORD: Cappy had a very Merry Xmas

I'm jealous.


23 November 2012

Don't worry... be Democrat

The recent re-infection of scrutonium into the body politic has been a harrowing turn of fortune for Axlerod and his scientific team. In November 2008, they had declared scrutonium "all but extinct," although they kept small amounts of the strain for use in laboratory experiments with Republican tax returns. It was thought to be in containment as recently as five weeks ago, with scientists citing poll results showing resistance to doses of unemployment previously considered fatal.

All that changed on September 12 after an unexpected outbreak in Benghazi, Libya. Although it caught Axlerod and his team by surprise, they were temporarily able to keep it under control with a regimen of YouTube blame therapy and gaffe-meme injections. But the new Benghazi strain proved stubbornly resistant, and has continued to slowly spread.

"We're dealing with the ultimate buzzkiller here," said Senior Narrative Engineer Stephanie Cutter. "This one directly attacks voters' ability to hallucinate happy thoughts, or even ignore the obvious - no matter how many squirrels we innoculate them with."


22 November 2012

A little unclear on the concept...

...Democracy, that is...
halls of macadamia/Disappointingly, in this part of the world, functional democracy is defined as "not chucking your political adversaries off 10th floor roofs"...

"The Egyptian leader also decreed that all decisions he has made since taking office in June and until a new constitution is adopted are not subject to appeal in court or by any other authority, a move that places Morsi above oversight of any kind. He already has legislative powers after the powerful lower chamber was dissolved days before he took office June 30."
Ah, yes... the earthy smell of Arab Spring.


21 November 2012

From the folks who brought you the...

...siege of Caledonia...

A pair of Six Nations activists told Hamilton councillors they will stage a violent protest if need be to fight against the Enbridge pipeline plan.

“We are paying attention to what they're doing and we don't like it,” Montour said. “If you think we can't do anything about it, you're badly mistaken.”
No fear, you sociopaths... we believe you.


20 November 2012

Sorry, Doc... when the drug is taken...

...as prescribed, by responsible human beings, it's a godsend... just ask anyone with a ruptured spinal disc...

"Dr. David Juurlink, of Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, said generic Oxy is much more dangerous than the current version available in Canada -- and the government needs to take action."
Now, you buy your shit off Biker Bob at the local dive... and crush it and snort or inject it... you may have a problem. So, how about we double jail time for scum-sucking drug dealers? Nah, that'd involve investigations, arrests, trials and incarceration. Much easier just to try stir up a panic and create a straw man for the media to vilify.

Why is it, the same people who wanna set up government funded heroin parlours are the ones screaming about regulated, prescription-only pharmaceuticals?

You really wanna save lives... start restricting access to alcohol & tobacco.
"Tobacco causes 40 per cent of all hospital illnesses, while alcohol is blamed for more than half of all visits to hospital emergency rooms. The substances also harm society in other ways, damaging families and occupying police services."
The problem here isn't the drug... it's the druggies.

Focus people.

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FROM THE COMMENTS: That's your example?

overdose... it's not a bug, it's a featureSeriously?
"when's the last time a heroin addict had kidney failure or stroke from getting high"
You're advocating using heroin over prescribed painkillers as a step in the right direction?


That ignorant blunderer George W...

...wait a minute...

It is rather embarrassing, as well as sad, that the leader of the free world can’t even pronounce the name of the most famous human rights activist on the planet. Or that he is so quick to appease Burma’s authoritarian regime by calling it “Myanmar”.
Take away the teleprompter and you get to see the real Barack...
Barack Obama’s gaffes demonstrate not only a marked lack of attention to detail and a high degree of amateurishness on the part of the White House, but also a disturbing willingness to curry favour with unsavoury regimes.
Another story you won't hear from the CBC.


19 November 2012

National Treasure, my hairy ar$e

And that's not just my opinion...kill the beast

"Not even the NDP seems prepared to call for taxpayers to make up for CBC ad revenue lost because of the hockey lockout."
Poor babies... having to make do with only a billion taxpayer dollars... every year.

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RELATED: Wake up and smell...

...the manipulation.


I blame Henry Hudson...

...and his damn fur company...

Three teens pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a Wetaskiwin courtroom Wednesday for the killing of a five-year-old boy shot in his Hobbema home.

Ethan Yellowbird was struck in the head by a stray bullet on July 11, 2011, as he slept inside his Samson Cree Nation home, about 90 km south of Edmonton, and police say he was a victim of a botched drive-by shooting.

The three teens, who police say were 13, 16 and 17 at the time of the death and cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, entered the guilty pleas on what was slated to be the first day of a two-week trial.

Meanwhile, police continue to investigate the Sept. 6, 2011, shooting death of Ethan’s aunt — 23-year-old Chelsea Yellowbird — who was fatally shot in the backyard of a home next door to where the young boy was shot.
(h/t reader beachnut)


18 November 2012

Somebody's gonna have to go shopping...

...for new hats...

“People are not just going to vote for flash, they are going to vote for substance,” Mr. Trudeau told reporters Saturday at a Liberal meeting in Sorel, Que., the first since the race officially began on Wednesday.
If that`s true, Justin... you`re screwed.

Let`s just say it... this guys last name was "Smith"... people would be rolling in the aisles.

He`s got a one page CV that lists his former occupation as substitute teacher... and makes zero mention of Daddy dearest.


12 November 2012

FROM THE COMMENTS:

And, an added bonus... a couple of caring, committed morally-aware adults don't pick the taxpayer's pockets...the poverty industry continues to growUnlike, say... the government administered poverty bureaucracy...

Over the past seven years, the city has poured an extra $210-million into programs designed to help Toronto’s “priority” neighbourhoods.

What difference has that money made? Nobody has a clue. Nobody tracked the programs or measured the outcomes, or even collected local data on changing crime and dropout rates.

The truth is that the data needed to make decisions simply don’t exist. As one insider says, “We’ve organized ourselves in such a way that mostly we have no idea what we’re doing.”
Just something to think about, Toronto... as you're signing that municipal tax cheque.

Click on the comment above to get to the story.


Apparently... Kabul self-defense classes...

...emphasize making sure your assailant is "down"...

"Afghan immigrant Peer Khairi has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the brutal near-decapitation of his wife Randjida. The blood-drained body of Randjida, 53, was discovered in their Etobicoke apartment on March 18, 2008 with her throat slit and five knife wounds to her torso."


10 November 2012

Who doesn't love...

...a good home repair story?

"He crawled through a leach field, a tank full of excrement, six feet of 4" pipe, and twenty feet of 1.5" pipe that dead-ended at my washing machine trap, where he probably died trying to turn around. Then he was hooked with an auger and partially pulled through a hole smaller than his head. What a way to go."
Yikers.


09 November 2012

Canadian values...

...more flexible than you might think...

A Toronto mosque that runs an Islamic school cleared of hate crimes charges this week said Friday it was disappointed at the “rush to judgment and harsh comments” it faced over the controversy.
Rush to judgement, huh? You be the judge...
Teaching materials on the school website not only encouraged boys to keep fit for jihad, but also referred to Jews in disparaging terms such as “treacherous” and compared Islam to “the Jews and the Nazis.”

Police said the materials did not merit criminal charges.
Yup... move along.... nuthin' to see here.


That was one heckuva...

...children's party...

Staff-Inspector Greg McLane confirmed that the violence was the result of an altercation between members of the Malvern Crew and the Galloway Boys, notorious Scarborough street gangs. A Malvern Crew member was denied entry to the party - which the officer said had been taken over by the Galloway Boys - and went to get reinforcements.

Shaquan Mesquito, whose street name is Bam Bam, is facing two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, 24 counts of aggravated assault and one of reckless discharge of a firearm.
How many social workers you think it would have taken to keep Bam Bam on the straight and narrow?

Tellingly, comments at the Globe have been disallowed.


From Greece to the Governator...

Moneyball & Blind Side author Michael Lewis hits another one out of the park...
california is worse off than greeceRead this book and then try to justify "spending your way out of a crisis."

"Yet in his new book both the details of Lewis’s reportage and the big picture look unanswerable. Few who read Lewis’s account of his trip to Greece — where tax evasion is a birthright, where civil servants get paid for 13 or 14 months a year to evade salary limits, where the first thing a government does in election years is to pull its tax collectors, where a mob prevents cruise-ship passengers from disembarking and spending — will put “Boomerang” down with any doubt about whether that nation will default on its debts. The numbers involved in the catastrophe facing Greece and other at-risk countries are not just baffling, they’re ridiculous."
The interview with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is worth the price of the book alone. This should be required reading for anyone seeking political office.


07 November 2012

FROM THE COMMENTS:

you get the kind of government you deserve

"Surrounded by children that have voted to have "candy" for dinner for the next 4 years."
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AND MORE HERE:
"Mitt Romney and his family would have been the essence of exactly what this country needs. But what was Romney's recipe? Romney's recipe was the old standby: American route to success, hard work. That gets sneered at. I'm sorry. In a country of children where the option is Santa Claus or work, what wins?"

"And say what you want, but Romney did offer a vision of traditional America. In his way, he put forth a great vision of traditional America, and it was rejected. It was rejected in favor of a guy who thinks that those who are working aren't doing enough to help those who aren't. And that resonated."


06 November 2012

Ask a Journo-Canadian

NEWSFLASH: Stephen Harper orders jewel-encrusted throne made of human skulls...
more headliesOh my gawd...

"Back in the late 1980s, the purchase of this jet was criticized by opposition politicians who charged the plane was too extravagant. They dubbed it the 'Taj Mahal.'"
I'm shocked and appall... wait a minute...
The 25-year-old Airbus 310 resembles a normal passenger plane except for two small cabins that have cushioned bench seating outside them.
So the screamin' headline here is, well... a partisan political lie. Which the Globe chooses to splash across their bleeding edge "samosa" report.

Trouble is, you have to wade through a pile of nonsensical shite to get to that little fact

Shouldn't the headline here be about Liberal dishonesty? Ask your ethical & intellectual superiors at the Globe & Mail.

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AND GEORGE BROWN WEPT: Facts? What facts?
just the factsThat'd be the guy who wrote the headline, right?

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RELATED: Speaking of privileged elitism...

...where is the Globe on Liberal poohbahs?
Less than two months after stepping down as Canadian prime minister -- a job he left to Maurice Strong protégé Paul Martin -- Chrétien was back in China tending business interests.

"Chrétien was hosted by the state-owned China International Trust and Investment Group Corp. (CITIC), which is the communist regime's most politically connected financial and industrial conglomerate." (Asian Pacific Post, Feb. 19, 2004).

CITIC is a sort of Power Corp., Orient style.

With an estimated asset base of $48-billion, CITIC is among the world's largest corporations with 44 subsidiaries and banks including those in Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

This is a corporation that maintains close ties to the dreaded Peoples Liberation Army, and which answers directly to China's top ruling political leaders.
You think Jean Chretien and Maurice Strong are travelling around the Orient in a leased Twin-Otter?


05 November 2012

J-School 101

You don't have any actual news... just keep digging...
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FROM THE COMMENTS: Pearls before swine...

700 comments and counting... watch the lunatic left lose its collective hive mind... and the one sane person who puts them all in their place.


03 November 2012

CBC Exposed

"As a former National Reporter for CBC Television News, I can confirm Brian Lilley’s book is right on the mark. We used to call the executive building on Jarvis St. ‘the Kremlin’ for a good reason; the place was full of leftists."
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RELATED: Need an example?
Lilley describes how the CBC, in the name of “freedom of expression” and “public interest,” destroyed the reputation and living of a respected cardiologist and researcher, Dr. Frans Leenen, by (as Lilley says) “making the interviews fit the story they had decided on before the project even began.”

The accusations against Dr Leenen aren’t the point — they occurred prior to 2000. Suffice to note that in court, Justice Cunningham said the CBC program characterized him “dishonestly and misrepresented his views” ... portrayed him as “a devious, dishonest, bumbling fool” when all the time they knew he was “a person of high integrity and reputation.”

Even when the court found in favour of Dr. Leenen and awarded him $950,000, the CBC appealed (incurring more legal costs that the public paid), and even then refused to apologize or admit error.

Lilly quotes Guy Fournier, former chairman of the CBC’s board of directors: “The CBC never excuses itself and never apologizes.”
Kill this boondoggle, or at the very least, make it pay for itself.


01 November 2012

Because cutting government spending...

...is a bad thing...

New year-end numbers reveal the federal government quietly cut spending by $8-billion after Canadians handed the Conservatives a majority mandate.
The real story here is in the comments. Get a close-up look at the rabid political left.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Consistency is never a Progressive trait. They screamed for "stimulus" spending, they screamed because the "stimulus" spending they demanded created a $30 billion deficit and now they scream because the spending gap is closing."
The so-called Progressives... they're certainly not shy about tossing around all that "free" money.


31 October 2012

In contrast to Barack & Hillary...

...whose initial stance was to blame it all on a shoddily made Youtube video...

"A short distance from the American compound, two Americans were sleeping. They were in Libya as independent contractors working an assignment totally unrelated to our embassy. They also happened to be former Navy SEALs. When they heard the noise coming from the attack on our embassy, as you would expect from highly trained warriors, they ran to the fight. Apparently, they had no weapons, but seeing the Libyan guards dropping their guns in their haste in fleeing the scene, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty snatched up several of these discarded weapons and prepared to defend the American compound."
(via SDA)


30 October 2012

Ask a Journo-Canadian

Alright... statistically anomalous "weather porn" fatality goes front page, above the fold...

A woman in her 50s has died after flying debris hit her on the head near Keele Street and St. Clair Avenue, according to Toronto EMS.
Three homicides in three days, including brutal beating death... not so much...
The unidentified woman’s body was so badly injured that the cause of death must be established by an autopsy, the source said.

The unnamed woman’s death follows two weekend gun homicides and raises the city’s homicide total for the year to 46.
Wake up and smell the manipulation, folks.

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UPDATE: A weather story...

...or just plain negligence?
A warehouse worker near where a woman in her 50s was killed after being struck by a Staples sign in Monday night’s storm said he complained to the retailer about their sign.

A red Staples sign, measuring around 4.5 metres by 1.5 metres, lay on the ground on Tuesday, cordoned off with yellow police tape, hours after it allegedly struck a woman on a west-end street.

“It was like that for months and months,” said the employee of Family Communications Warehouse, who did not wish to be identified for fear of retribution.
Hmmm.


25 October 2012

"I did not have sex..."

"...with that woman, er... terrorist group..."

(Reuters) - Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.
Wait a minute. The Obama administration had real time intelligence that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens is under attack by a large group of organised terrorists... yet what do they do?
Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.
You mean that amateurish 14 minute Youtube video, right Jay? But why the clumsy White House sleight of hand, you might ask?
Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the administration wasn't aware of requests for more security in Libya before the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi during Thursday night's debate, contradicting two State Department officials and the former head of diplomatic security in Libya.
Yup... this one's squarely on the Car-Salesman-in-Chief and his inept entourage...
"Look for the State Department to continue to stonewall this request, and resist release of the document until after the election. Its contents will be just too damaging. In effect, the country will be able to see Hillary Clinton's signature on the document that served as Ambassador Chris Stevens's death warrant."
The lies just come so easily.

The real question is... will Obama & Company get away with it? With the specific collusion of their many friends in the MSM and the apathy of the electorate in general, they just might.

You DO get the kind of government you deserve.


24 October 2012

So, David... I guess that's a no, huh?

The Great Redistributor passes on a chance to humiliate the right and pick their pockets for five million dollars for a charity of his choice...no five million dollars for charity, i guessWow... that must be some secret.


If only there wasn't that whole...

...murdering & wounding thing looming in the background...the fantasy world of defense lawyersNot dwelling on the bad stuff... I guess it's just part of the service...

I believe he has the tools and the potential to turn his life around,” said Husbands’ lawyer, Moshe Micha, who sought a six-month jail sentence.
Yeah... if only someone would just give this poor guy a chan...
Husbands was also supervising children at a City of Toronto-run facility from November 2011 to May 2012 while on a $4,000 house arrest bail for the sexual assault.
Okay... I give up.

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RELATED: Gotta have priorities, right?

Ever wonder about philosophical differences between our three major political parties?
the fantasy world of defense lawyersIt's all right here......
Liberal MP John McKay says the rise in self-harming is partly the result of the government imposing mandatory minimums.

NDP MP Randall Garrison said the Conservatives' tough-on-crime agenda is compromising public safety.

Conservative MP Candice (formerly Hoeppner) Bergen said rehabilitation is a priority, but prisons "are not supposed to be nice places"
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I know where my vote is going.


23 October 2012

A Reader writes

LOST AND FOUND... yet another tale of the incivil service...

I'm a fan of your blog, and I've contacted you once or twice before. I wanted to share my gun registry story with you, as I spent about an hour on the phone with them yesterday.

My license expired on August 1st. Six weeks before that I dutifully filled out the paperwork to renew it, got a passport-style photo, etc and mailed it off. Everything was done correctly. I don't have anything fancy either --no prohibited weapons. Just a bunch of hunting rifles and mil-surp .303s picked up after the war and passed down.

And I'm no criminal: at worst I have three speeding tickets over the last twenty years. I passed a CSIS background check to join the military twelve years ago. I've had multiple criminal records checks in the past twenty years because I've worked with children. I'm a good guy.

So throughout September I began to get to get worried that my license hadn't shown up. I finally contacted them yesterday. The surly bitch I dealt with told me my license was approved on the 16th of October. That is, four months after I sent my paperwork in. It should be in the mail sometime this week, she said.

I asked her what the legality of my not having a license was in the intervening months. She told me an amnesty was granted, and even though I didn't have an up to date card, I was okay.

So, what's the point in having a license at all? If I'd gone to Canadian Tire to pick up a box of 22-250, and the clerk had noticed my license was expired, could I have just explained there was an amnesty? Could I do the same thing if a cop pulled me over the way to the range? If I could, what's the point?

Anyway, keep fighting the good fight.
Has anybody out there tested this whole "amnesty" thing? Do the local police departments know about this?


Here's an interesting juxtaposition...

...Prime Minister Harper speaks up for Jamaican-Canadian community...

“It has come to my attention that since July, many in this community, Toronto’s Jamaican-Canadian community, feel that they live in the shadow of criminality arising out of incidents like the Danzig Street and Eaton Centre shootings,” Mr. Harper told a packed hall at the Jamaican-Canadian Association, in a multicultural suburban neighbourhood in north Toronto.

“Canadians understand that the only community placed under a shadow by perpetrators of these crimes is the community of criminals.”
CBC not so much...
Police in Toronto and Jamaica say gang-related homicides have significantly declined in the 20 months since the arrests of key leaders of the Shower Posse, a violent criminal organization involved in drug and arms trafficking that operates in several countries.

Jamaican officials say a drastic 32 per cent decline in the Caribbean country's homicide rate is largely thanks to a 2010 crackdown on the Shower Posse, considered to be one of the most dangerous gangs in the world.
Some vast rightwing conspiracy that Harper's got going here.


22 October 2012

Why bother with all the fuss of...

...reporting actual "NEWS"... when you can allow the great unwashed to suckle on the unbearable misery of other people's grief?
are they shameless whores or uncaring media vultures ••• It's right there in front of you...

"Don’t I have any compassion?"

"Do you mean tossing cheap carnations onto the 'makeshift' memorial piled high with teddy bears and balloons, mourning a stranger you’ve never met, and getting (as the Sex Pistols sang) 'a cheap holiday on other people’s misery.'"

"Because that’s what passes for 'compassion' these days."
Or, as it's known around here, the shameless carrion-strewn "news-cycle." How much longer can the MSM milk this thing... a week... a month?

Go ahead, keep fooling yourself. If you're sitting there, mindlessly eating it all up... you ARE part of the problem.


19 October 2012

Why I vote Conservative

Reason #114...

"For good or ill, Canada has now chosen to defect from the diplomatic travesty that has obliged ordinary Canadians to put up with Khomeinist thugs in their midst and to abstain from the diplomatic obsequies that require Canadian diplomats to smile when Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini’s appointments secretaries spit in their faces."

"Of course it’s not enough. It's merely an act of conscientious objection. But it will have to do for the moment, and in the meantime I reckon I’ll continue to 'disparage diplomacy' of the Heinbecker-Dewar kind, no matter how much it upsets Heinbecker or any of his creepy friends."
When will Peter Mansbridge, Craig Oliver and all the other Liberal cheerleaders ask Prince Justin where he stands on the distinctly undemocratic and oft-barbarous Middle East?

Why bother, though... when you can prattle on endlessly about "the legacy" and how "dreamy" he is?


How do criminal defense lawyers...

...sleep at night?

• TORONTO • After Wiwchar's arrest in the Little Italy shooting, his lawyer Christopher Avery refuted police claims that he was from B.C. and said he was "shocked" to be charged with first-degree murder. "He has no idea why he's been charged. He finds the entire experience surreal," Avery said.

Avery did not return a Sun reporter's call Thursday about the 37 new B.C. counts.
It's a legal system... not a justice system.

Don't be fooled.

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RELATED: Just empty words?

Or do we actually want "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"
prosecution calls for gag orderI didn't see any gag order when the international media was picking George Zimmerman's life to pieces.

Need another example of the healing power of contemporary society?
a 20 year old picture... seriouslyJust another little media sweetums.


Another poor, oppressed "holy warrior"...

...thwarted in his quest for justice...

A Bangladeshi student who allegedly planned to blow up the US Federal Reserve is the son of a prominent banker.

He was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly tried to remotely detonate a fake 1,000-pound car bomb outside the building in lower Manhattan.

His family, from a middle-class neighbourhood of Dhaka, wept as they called the arrest "a racist conspiracy" and referred to Nafis as their "pride and joy", the Mail said.
Wasn't the recent "underwear bomber" another poor little Muslim Richie Rich?


Viscious premeditated gang murder...

...they'll be out in a year...

• TORONTO • Three teens who murdered a pal by shooting him (4 times) in the back and then dumping his bullet-riddled body in the Humber River have been handed the maximum sentence.

As he lay on the ground suffering from the gunshot wounds, he was also stabbed by a pair of scissors several times in the neck.
Yup... that "justice" system is a real brute... look at what the accused were subject to...
The killers admitted to aiding each other in the murder, but no one has been named as the gunman.
Four years for a horrific premeditated murder?

The next Conservative project should be to scrap the "Young Offenders" act and put real measures into place.

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RELATED: It's only money... right?
• TORONTO • Almost 800 Toronto cab drivers picked up welfare cheques from the city in the last two years.

A report going to the city’s audit committee next week finds 1,539 people holding business licences from the city — including 759 cabbies, 104 strippers, 170 holistic practitioners and 32 buskerscollected around $20 million in welfare payments while claiming they had zero income between January 2010 and December 2011.

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong was quick to pounce on the report Tuesday saying it raises “some really interesting questions.”

“What this is showing is about 800 taxi drivers are reporting zero income and are claiming welfare,” Minnan-Wong said.

The cases are only a fraction of all those on welfare in the city — Toronto Employment and Social Services had 170,000 cases last year and shelled out approximately $915 million in “basic financial assistance.”
Just something to think about, Toronto... while you're signing that ever-increasing municipal tax cheque.


16 October 2012

I'm with Terry Nelson...

...let's just stop pumping billions of taxpayer dollars into these hellholes every year...

A former Manitoban First Nations leader has raised the ire of Canadian officials with his appearance on Iranian television comparing aboriginal reserves to concentration camps.

Terry Nelson, former chief of Manitoba's Roseau River Anishinabe, made the comments during an interview on Sunday with Iranian Press TV in Tehran.
It is way past time for Canada's aboriginal populace to join mainstream society... where they will be treated exactly the same as any other citizen.

Or we could offer to pay their airfare to Iran.


He looks you right in the face...

...and he lies...

“We got back every dime we used to rescue the financial system, but we also passed a historic law to end taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailouts for good,” Obama said in Miami.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, however, the government will lose about $24 billion on the bailout.

CBO reported that as of now $65 billion in TARP funds remain outstanding.
It gets better.

Yet another of Obama's green projects dies a horrible, expensive death...
In 2010, President Barack Obama invited the CEO of A123 to the Rose Garden to tout the impact of green jobs and he said the company would add more than 3,000 jobs by the end of 2012.

Founded in 2001, A123 has lost about $600 million since 2008 and its stock price has fallen more than 90 percent over its 52-week high amid questions that it would run out of cash.
How many more of these Solyndra-like disasters are waiting in the wings?

RELATED: Ah, yes... the debate
"Well, the teleprompterless Obama is supposed to 'come out swinging' tonight. Every third word is supposed to be BainBainBain! as Obama seeks to exploit the gap between the haves and have-nots. As a lifelong have-notter, I'll be eagerly anticipating all of the reasons why rich people should immediately be liquidated - I mean, their estates should be liquidated and distributed among us 350 million poor people so that we may all be $4.51 richer. I'm planning on spending my new-found wealth on a McDonald's hamburger."
Of course, it's a little discouraging to realise that the most politically-informed voters will have the least impact...
"While most would, at first glance, write this off as gossip, it's the latest instance of an evolving trend that jeopardizes President Obama's chance at winning the White House."

"Lohan, by all accounts, is a typical low-information voter. And low information voters, like it or not, will decide this election."
What a screwed up world.


Ask a Toronto City Councillor

In these troubled times, it's only natural to look to our political leadership for wisdom and direction...

While most of her colleagues on the Toronto and East York community council slammed a casino, Bailao gave a speech that left the door open to the idea and called for more information.

“I’m definitely keeping an open mind on the issue,” Bailao told colleagues toward the end of the five-hour meeting.

Bailao said councillors “have to keep an open mind” and it bothers her to hear statements like Councillor Gord Perks’ claim casinos would take money from the most vulnerable people.

“Come on,” Bailao said. “There are issues, there are social issues that have an impact as well but not everyone that goes to a casino is vulnerable.
Yeah, it's not like people are just gonna go crazy gambling and drinking to excess... wait a minute...
Bailao, 36, is charged with impaired driving and having more than 80 mgs of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. She is due to appear in an Old City Hall courtroom on December 3.

Bailao is the councillor for Ward 18, Davenport.

So far Bailao's office has yet to respond to the news of the charges.
It's worth noting that Bailao is the replacement pol for the overly-frisky Adam Giambrone.


Scratch a Liberal leader...

...find a humble, unassuming hero...

"Before he took over the party, he said in his resignation announcement on Monday, the Liberals had won only a single election in 50 years."
So after three terms & almost 10 years... does this mean they'll stop blaming everything on Mike Harris?

I doubt it.


15 October 2012

What's a murder or two...

...among friends...

Tensions between community members and the police, however, may make it more difficult for homicide investigators to do their job.

McLane said they are trying to do what they can to improve their relationships with the public.

"I think what we have to do is prove that we’re worthy of trust."
Yup... there you have it.

Two dead, 23 maimed and it's the fault of the police.

Thank you, CBC.


13 October 2012

No [fill in the blank] left behind

In Dalton's "Dare to Dream" Ontario, there is no goal so lofty, no ambition so ethereal, we cannot slavishly pander to it...

Ontario has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to allow transgendered people to change the gender on their birth certificates without sex-change surgery.

“It’s a huge decision. It’s a remarkably positive decision. This is an important victory,” Susan Gapka, chair of the Trans Lobby Group, told the Star on Thursday.

The new rules, published this week, mean a transgendered person can apply to ServiceOntario for a new birth certificate with only a letter from a physician or psychologist.

Previously, the Vital Statistics Act required proof of “transsexual surgery.”

Ontario was acting on a ruling in April from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
I can't wait for the Ontario Liberal's "free plastic surgery for anyone who thinks they're not pretty enough" initiative.

(via the ever-vigilant BCF)

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FROM THE RED STAR COMMENTS: Gimmee a "P"!!!
"If you have exclusively physical parts of a male, then you are a male. If despite having exclusively physical male parts, you think you're a woman, then you have a mental disorder. There are those who think they are Napoleon, shall we change their birth certificates as well to reflect their emperor status?"
And...
"I'm going to get this killer Face Lift, I'll look 10 years younger. Can I change my birth date?"
I'm not sure this should be such a shocker. Apparently you can already change your ethnicity...
Thursday's hearing will take place at his minimum-security prison, Kwikwexwelhp Healing Village, which puts aboriginal spirituality at the centre of its rehabilitation program. Munro is not aboriginal but has converted to native teachings.
Orwell was right.


12 October 2012

The whole world is watching...

...and still, he looks you right in the face AND LIES...
pinko pants on fireApparently, he just can't stop himself... hell, maybe by now the ol' whoremonger actually believes it...

Then Sen. Biden voted for the Afghanistan resolution on Sept. 14, 2001 which authorized “the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”

And on Oct. 11, 2002, Biden voted for a resolution authorizing unilateral military action in Iraq, according to the Washington Post.
And the hits just keep on coming...
Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the administration wasn't aware of requests for more security in Libya before the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi during Thursday night's debate, contradicting two State Department officials and the former head of diplomatic security in Libya.

"We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there," Biden said.
Wait a minute...
"Ambassador Chris Stevens did not have a Marine detail in Benghazi, Libya. But White House Senior Advisor and Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett has a full Secret Service detail on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard."
It's like that Muslim deal where you're allowed to lie to the infidels.

Only this time they're targeting the sheeple.

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RELATED: The "bunch of stuff" thesis
Biden’s expressions during the vice presidential debate – used mostly to theatrically convey his dismay, disbelief or amusement at various points Ryan was making – became a part of the show during the 90-minute face-off.

Sitting a few feet away across the table from the Republican vice presidential nominee, Biden smirked, lifted his eyes to the ceiling, and gave mocking smiles. He raised his hands in the air at one point; at another he mouthed, “Not true,” when Ryan was talking.
Wake up folks... and smell the lunatic left.


That why we call him...

...Premier McSlippery...

Ontario electricity users are on the hook for more than $700 million in extra fees because of the McGuinty government’s decision to move a gas-fired generator out of Oakville.

Provincial officials say that number is much too big.

However, one provincial source, who did not want to be named, concedes that the cost of moving the plant from Oakville to the site of the Lennox generating station near Bath, 210 kilometres east of Toronto, is $220 million more than the $40-million cost acknowledged by the province to date.
Suck on that Ontario... your Liberal Party in action.


Never a Bernie Farber around...

...when you need one...

"The Chiefs who were scared of the Jewish media lined up to condemn an old man who made a mistake but never once did I hear those same Chiefs condemn the Jewish writers who penned hate filled articles against our people. My question to the Chiefs who condemned Ahenakew is what did you get from the Aspers that you should be so kind to the National Post today. The same Chiefs will line up to condemn me on my trip to Iran."

"In an editorial years ago, they stated that I threatened Jewish police. There was never any threat to police much less Jewish police in any of my information."

"I am taking beaded trinkets to Tehran as little gifts to the children. We got trinkets of beads, the white man got our land. Who is the real fool for continuing to believe in the white man."
Hmmm... Terry Nelson, Terry Nelson... that sounds so familiar...
same old, same oldUh, Terry... you're cosying up to the Iranians AND making wild accusations about the dastardly "Joos?"

If things are actually so terrible here, Terry... maybe you should stay in Iran. It sounds like you'd be right at home.


11 October 2012

I always get a little nostalgic...

...when I see San Romanoway in the news... I lived in one of the buildings for a year back in the 80's...

Toronto Police were called just after midnight to 25 San Romanoway, an apartment building at Jane St. and Finch Ave. W., and found the man suffering from a fatal gunshot wound in an 11th-floor apartment.

It’s believed he was shot in the back.

The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene becoming the city’s 41st murder victim of the year.
Maybe Dalton's 20 million dollar post-Danzig spending spree isn't gonna solve the problem after all.

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RELATED: Do we count the wounded?
A 19-year-old man was rushed to hospital Wednesday afternoon after he was shot in the leg.

Police say the shooting occurred in the basement of a Scarborough home, close to Neilson Road and Sheppard Avenue East, shortly after 4:30 p.m.
Hooray for Bullet City.

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UPDATE: Murdered man identified

halls of macadamia/
Henry Pratt, who was found shot to death at 25 San Romanoway, is the city’s 41st murder victim of the year, Toronto Police say.
Where's Adam Vaughan when you need him?


All You Need Is Love

At Canada's nationally subsidised broadcaster, it seems a murder (and putting a stray slug in a 13 year-old's noggin) is merely the subtext...

"I haven't given up on my brother, I never have and as much as people would like me to I never will," she said.

"I've been trying to do as much as I could, to like just influence him even in this time right now and just to basically remain positive."
Yup... you just follow that yellow-brick road, Dorothy.

Hmmm... wait a minute. Here's another story the Ceeb apparently took a pass on...
Wednesday, Christopher Husbands was found guilty of sexual assault in relation to an incident back in 2010.

Husbands testified he had consentual sex with the woman the night of October 31st, 2010 but stopped when he realized she was crying. He says he didn't know why she was crying.

The justice rejected Husbands testimony as implausible and unbelievable.
A convicted rapist on trial for murder... and the CBC is pumping out more rainbows and unicorn farts.


Supreme Court of Canada legalises...

...possession of hand grenades... provided you double-dare pinky swear not to fiddle with the pin...

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network said it is unhappy the court's ruling continues to require that HIV-positive people lower their viral count to avoid prosecution for non-disclosure.

"We are shocked and dismayed that even the responsible use of a condom does not protect a person living with HIV from rampant prosecution."
Uh-huh... because as we all know, those amazing new carbon-fibre, er... latex condoms never, ever break. And, not to be overly picky here... if these folks were such responsible practioners of safe sex to begin with... how did they become infected?

And seriously... "rampant prosecution?" I think I've heard of two or three cases... countrywide... over the last thirty years. Is that "rampant?"

Let's break that down. The dictionary definition of "rampant" is...
1. Extending unchecked; unrestrained.
2. Occurring without restraint and frequently, widely, or menacingly; rife.
...which, by the way, seems more prescriptive of the anonymous, indiscriminate, often drug-fuelled public sex that is this infections primary transmission vector.

Why would a so-called "professional journalist" not call bullshit on this hyperbole? Words are supposed to be a journalist's holy-of-holies. Words matter.

It's my lowly opinion that the only people who are actually entitled to be "shocked and dismayed" (and that's different from being absolved) here... are people who were unknowingly slipped an aids-infected penis.


10 October 2012

Not a single taxpayer dollar will...

...be left unspent...

More schools will get drop-in resource centres as part of the Ontario government’s response to last summer’s killings on Danzig St. in Scarborough, the worst mass shooting in Toronto’s history.

The new locations will go in “high-needs communities” to be identified by local school boards .

The July 18 shooting on Danzig St., near Kingston Rd. and Lawrence Ave., left two dead and 23 wounded.
Call it Dalton's "Purple Dinosaur" initiative.

I wonder how Ontario teachers are taking the news?

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FROM THE "RED" STAR COMMENTS:
"Already have these. They are called LIBRARIES. If there is $1M extra money out there, I am pretty sure it could be better use in the hands of literacy professionals."
Amen.


Dear Occupant

"For the past several years, possibly throughout his term, Barack Obama has sent the same form letter to the parents of all fallen soldiers, Marines and Navy SEALs."

••• "But Obama did send rapper Heavy D’s family a personal letter of condolence." •••
Hope, change... teleprompter & autopen.

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RELATED: Those lyin', cheatin' Tea Part...

...wait a minute...
The video then cuts to a montage of different clips of Obama campaign volunteers and staffers all over the country helping O’Keefe’s Project Veritas activists get set up to vote twice, a sign there’s likely more to come.

The video ends with a challenge for the media: “Put your reputation on the line, journalists. Say this is an ‘isolated incident.’”

The Daily Caller could not reach Caballero (regional field director for Obama’s Organizing For America) for comment, despite repeated calls to her cell phone.
(via SDA)


09 October 2012

If only Stephen Harper...

...was a lesbian...orwell was rightDoes anyone actually have a list of HRC complaints that have been denied?


Who says stupidity...

...isn't a death penalty offense?at least it was a worthy endeavor

• Deerfield Beach • "Oh yeah, any vomiting is an automatic DQ," the store cautioned in a Facebook post prior to the revolting competition.


08 October 2012

Grappling with "authenticity"...

...I mean gawd forbid anyone actually uses the words "fraud" or "hypocrite"...grappling with authenticity, janie?It was only the other night that CBC National's bucket-o-punditry... including Andrew Coyne & Chantal Hebert... actually said... out loud... that the Annointed One's continuing habit of making one set of remarks to the English language media and another reciprocal set to their confreres in Quebec would possibly be enough to sink the recently refloated Good Ship Lollipop.

It's not like this is news to regular folk who try to keep current with national politics, but I never thought I'd hear a single Journo-Canadian mention the sainted Trudeau name sans-genuflection. I swear, I thought I heard Peter Mansbridge's rectum slam shut.

I guess we're all more accustomed to puff pieces like the Globe's Hanoi Jane Taber... about how poor little 40 year-old Justin is grappling with (and from whence he will, no doubt, emerge triumphant over)... his "authenticity" issues...

"Under 'my watch',” he said, "you will not hear a Liberal … saying one thing in one corner of the country and another thing in another corner of the country."
Hey... it gets better...
"Mr. Harper," he said, "is 'proof' that you can get elected, even to a majority, through the 'strategy of division, micro-targeting of envy and mistrust.'"
It's simply amazing that Ms. Taber can buy into Justin taking one of his largest acknowledged flaws and attempting to dump it on the Prime Minister.

Does this sort of disingenuous claptrap actually work? Would Canadians actually elect a man whose resume peaks out at "substitute" teacher?

Look around, folks... we're a nation of sheeple who embrace Breathe-Rite nasal strips and the medical wisdom of the McGyver-like Dr. Ho.

Pay attention people. Remember what happened the last time the Liberals held a coronation.


05 October 2012

Unlike the rest of us, who are...

... apparently just fine with... and I'm quoting verbatim here... "a legacy of oppression, imperialism and racism."orwell was rightNow... I'm no fan of the monarchy... but would I give up my Canadian citizenship to stick a thumb in Prince Charles' eye?

I think not.

"A man who refused to take the oath of citizenship, because of his opposition to the monarchy, has died with his decades-long dream of becoming a Canadian unfulfilled."
So who exactly was thwarting this "decades-long dream?"

Unlike the CBC, I'm simply not willing to blame this on Stephen Harper. This one is squarely on the unfortunately named Mr. Roach... who immigrated to this country over five decades ago and despite his alleged "dream" resolutely managed to avoid becoming a citizen.

As for the NDP's call to repair this alleged tragedy, posthumously... I would refer to the law of the land.
"There is no provision under the Citizenship Act for the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to grant citizenship posthumously," an Immigration Canada departmental spokesman wrote in an email Wednesday.
Heck, let's not let that stop anyone. After all, the NDP has eagerly pushed the posthumous deification of a man found naked in a Chinatown brothel during a police sweep for underage protitutes.

Just another media-manufactured "rainbows & unicorn farts" fairy tale.

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RELATED: Man's gotta have princip...

...wait a minute...
Mr. Roach came to Canada in 1955 to study at the University of Saskatchewan. He has actually sworn allegiance to the monarchy twice before: first while training as a reservist in the 1950s, and again when he became a lawyer in 1963.
Oops.


Ask a "Professional" Journalist

Well, I guess that explains why every media outlet in Canada has a full-time "Justin" cheerleader/correspondent...
i'm gonna barfOkay... brace yourselves...

For Asher Anidjar, the arrival of fall isn't marked by turning leaves or a chilly breeze, but a steaming seasonal drink. Recently, though, when he headed to his local Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, he left with a bitter taste in his mouth. They were out of the special sauce that gives the treat its distinctive autumnal flavor.

"I just left, depressed," said Mr. Anidjar, a 26-year-old commercial real-estate analyst who lives in Manhattan.
No wonder all those tv talking heads are constantly thanking each other for their amazing reportage... it's not like anybody else will.


04 October 2012

Ask a Journo-Canadian

I remember when "news"papers weren't all about deifying the offspring of political hacks and mounting monumental "mellow yellow-like feats" of social engineering...
rainbows and unicorn fartsAnd remember... if poor little waif Omar touches off a rush hour nail bomb on the Yonge-Bloor subway... it's all on you Canada...

"When the community is accepting, the former child soldier fares well and is less likely to reoffend."
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RELATED: Do no evil, huh?
Here's the profile that shows up when you type his name into Google:
Oh my gawd... obviously there's a typo here and little Opie... uh, Omar... was born in 2006...
a 20 year old picture... seriouslyExtra points to anyone who can tell me what Justin Trudeau has done with his life... besides marrying the E-Talk chick.


03 October 2012

You feelin' safer yet?

'Cos you're sure as shit payin' for it...

It started small in late 2004 when former mayor David Miller was pretty much embarrassed into dealing with the rash of guns and gang violence in the city.

Back then, the city’s Community Safety Plan had a mere 10 staff and less than $600,000 in operating funds attached to it to deal with seven priority neighbourhoods

Nevertheless, it took no time to ascertain that with the Millerites running the show, their plan would be short on tough love and long on feel-good programs.

That quickly became obvious when one of the first public acts of the Community Safety Secretariat was to hold a community safety conference featuring an Australian faith healer chanting a song to remove “barriers” — while drumming loudly to accompany herself.
Hey... it gets better.
There is no longer a Community Safety Secretariat. That appears to have been folded into an entire Community Resources section (of the Social Development, Finance and Administration dept.) with 42 staff and a $6.2 million budget this year.
I got nuthin'.


01 October 2012

Compare and contrast

Just something to remember the next time you hit that voting booth...

-- OTTAWA -- Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the repatriation of Omar Khadr:

“Omar Khadr’s return to Canada is long overdue. Mr. Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was a child soldier. It is extremely unfortunate that it took the Conservative government this long to fulfil its responsibility to bring him back to Canada.


30 September 2012

Joe-Bama...

...he's there for you...

"In Florida this afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden reminded supporters that thanks to President Obama, they could now get colonoscopies without a co-pay."


26 September 2012

That Moderate Mommy Dearest

I guessin' she didn't say... "Darlin'... this is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you"...sharpest knife in the drawerI'm thinkin' mom might just be on to something... I by-Allah betcha this kinda thing does modify your behaviour... not to mention your ability to turn your back on another human being... ever again...

• Montreal • Her daughter was in hospital being treated for stab wounds, to the head, shoulder and arm. She herself had been arrested that morning at the family home with blood on her hands and feet and a gash on her left arm."

"And Johra Kaleki, facing charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault, decided she was going to disregard her lawyer’s advice and tell the story “from A to Z.”
And Johra, don't think we all don't appreciate it.


Your money... Dalton's friends

Don't blame me... I didn't vote for him...

Bentley had resisted releasing the documents to a legislative committee, arguing publication would compromise the government's chance to get a good settlement with TransCanada Corp, the company that won the contract to build it.
Wait a minute...
During the announcement earlier in the day in Toronto, Bentley said that the provincial government's unrecoverable costs from the cancellation were $40 million.
Hey... what about that "showing your cards" thing?

And "unrecoverable?"That means he pissed it away... right?


25 September 2012

I guess the first two dead kids...

...are deductible...

-- MONTREAL -- Guy Turcotte, the Quebec doctor found not criminally responsible for killing his two young children, is allowed to take unescorted bike rides from a mental hospital, QMI Agency has learned.

He leaves the Pinel institute nearly every day despite the fact a review board and his ex-wife insist he's still dangerous.

Turcotte stabbed five-year-old son Olivier son and three-year-old daughter Anne-Sophie 46 times amid a crumbling marriage in 2009.
Unbelievable.


24 September 2012

I remember when they used to...

...call it "Toronto the Good"...

“They believe that they can walk in there and do that in front of all these people and get away with it.”
Homicide unit commander Greg McLane on the Danzig party shooters
Not to rain on your parade, Greg... but they're right...
“The people who know the information they could tell, will never tell the police, ever. They’ve been harassed so much. Put it this way: The people who really know the inside scoop will never tell them nothing.”
Mentor/activist Jam Johnson
Wake up, Toronto... and smell that multi-culturalism.

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RELATED: Reading, writing and rutabagas

We left the Big Smoke in 2001, so my son would not be dragged through the "rainbows & unicorns" Toronto District School System.


23 September 2012

"This is not public diplomacy"

"This is madness."


22 September 2012

Ask a Journo-Canadian

I remember a time, long, long ago... when the needless death of a small child was universally condemned as a terrible thing...

"Islamic faith ensures that an Edmonton toddler, allegedly abused and starved for most of her young life by her parents, is on her way to paradise."
I swear... I'm speechless. Is there any way this thing could be spun to further deflect the horrific reality here?

Of course there is... let's bring in a lawyer.
Lydia Bubel, a lawyer for the girl’s father, told the court Friday that the funeral needed to be arranged quickly because Islamic traditions dictate the girl’s body cannot be embalmed.
Seriously... you're gonna try torque this horrific narrative with religious minutiae? Isn't there a single voice of outrage in the "community?" This two year-old girl weighed 13 pounds.

Let's just step back from the by-now reflexive stroking of any & all of Canada's myriad "communities", to address the established facts...
The girl, known in court documents as M, spent the last three months in a coma, virtually brain dead, while judges decided whether to side with her Muslim parents and keep her on life support or take the advice of doctors and stop life-sustaining treatment.

The parents face charges of aggravated assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failing to provide the necessities of life – offences that are expected to be upgraded now that the girl is dead.
The article concludes...
Custom states she will forever lay on her right side, with her head facing towards the holy city of Mecca.
Yeah, that's the important thing here. Give us some more of that ol' time religion.

Hey, c'mon... the baby's in paradise now. It's almost like someone did her a favour. Right?


21 September 2012

Stand by for breaking news...

...on gravity holdin' shit down...couldn't see that coming, huh?Let me toss three small words into the ring here... "obstruction of justice"...

"The statute of limitations has now passed . . . so I can now say . . . yes, he did it," Kaelin told Cindy Adams of the Post. Asked why his testimony did not help convict Simpson, he replied, "I was too scared. I was terrified."
Make this dickhead pay a price.


20 September 2012

Ask a Journo-Canadian

Seriously now, Ian... what statistically coherent methodology did you apply here to take the temperature of the community at large?generalisations are bad... right?Oh that's right... you had an expert-witness...

Abdifatah Warsame hasn’t been able to speak with immediate families of the latest victims, but said the community is reeling from so many murders of its young men.
Hang on a sec, Ian... your go-to guy can't even tell you what the families of these guys are saying... but he speaks for the entire community? That's just phonin' it in, bud.

So what else has this live wire into the heart of "the community" got?
“In the Somali community, unemployment is over 80%,” compared to the national 8% average, Warsame said. Compared to the lure of fast cash on the street, “how do you motivate the young people when they say they’ll never be part of the Canadian dream?”

This is not a Canadian-Somali problem.”
Of course it isn't... increasing drug violence, bodies piling up. on street corners... I say we blame Stephen Harper. Again.

The thing is, Abdifatah... I'm a little confused. Using the same logic you're spouting here... the success of so many immigrants in the Chinese & Asian communities... that's not due to their sacrifice and hard work?

I'm so confused.


I'm from the government...

...I'm here to save, er... rebrand you...

Rather than rural Alberta being a home to a large number of same-sex couples, the census may have misidentified transient workers with roommates.

"We believe there is a likelihood we would put people together as a family when they're not. We obviously need to look at our processes in a way to update them and make them better."
Heck... close enough for government work.... right?


19 September 2012

The actual cost of social engineering

Just something to think about Toronto... as you're signing that outrageous municipal tax cheque...
suckass political correctnessTotal enrolment.... six students. Makes you wonder what would have happened if the entire "community" hadn't been up in arms ramrodding this thing through.

“We haven’t given up on the program,” said Spence Tuesday night. But, “when you’ve got enrollment down across the board you can’t defend three teachers for six students.”

The program was originally conceived to have up to 60 Grade 9 students with plans to add another grade each year. Six of the students’ eight courses would be destreamed and taught through “an Africentric lens.”
Could it actually be that parents realised a certificate from Ebonics U. might not be doing their children such a service after all?

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RELATED: In all fairness, who could have...

...seen that com... wait a minute...
"Overwhelming public opposition to plans for an Afrocentric alternative school will not deter the Toronto District School Board from pressing ahead with the project, according to board chair John Campbell."

Opposition is even greater in the GTA, though the regional numbers have a higher margin of error. In the 905 area, support for the school sits at just 11 per cent, compared with 85 per cent against it.

Across Ontario, equally lopsided numbers of people said they see the plan as a form of segregation and would oppose any ethnically focused school.
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LAST WORD: Been there, done that
He said during his tenure as superintendent for the Milwaukee School Board, members welcomed the idea for African-centred alternative schools with open arms.

The board opened a middle school and elementary school, but the former has since closed because of declining enrollment.
Once again... the triumph of hope over experience.


Ask a Liberal Education Minister

I just wanna know... if the transgender Prom Queen accidentally enters the "prayer room"... do we get a rip in the space-time continuum?buy the world a coke**********

RELATED: Broten, Broten... that sounds so familiar

"Liberal Environment Minister Laurel Broten was previously dumped from cabinet after she irked neighbours with plans to tear down an old tree at her Toronto home to make way for a two-storey garage."
Man, she's so wise in so many ways.


18 September 2012

If only the police would start...

...cracking down on these lawless Scottish clansmen... wait a minute...

• TORONTO • Toronto police are on the scene of a shooting in the northwest end of the city that has claimed the lives of two men.

Residents on Jamestown Crescent near Finch and Martin Grove called police at about 1:30 a.m. after hearing gunshots.
Ah, yes... the "northwest end" of the city... Toronto's mysterious Bermuda Triangle of death.

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UPDATE: Double homicide victims identified
"Both victims are believed to be of Somali descent, bringing to six the number of Somali men who've died as a result of gun violence since the start of June 2012."
Now, I know what you're thinking... and this isn't in any way a racist observation... because the CBC has defacto prejudice-exemption status.

So who are the winners of this weeks "northwest leadfest" lottery?"
"Suleiman Ali, 26, of Toronto, and Warsame Ali, 26, of Vaughan, were found in a laneway behind Jamestown Crescent, near Finch Avenue West and Martin Grove Road.

The slayings mark Toronto's 39th and 40th homicides of 2012."


In other "Crime is Down" news

Livin' fast & furious...

Toronto police are seeking information about a weekend shooting in which shots were fired from one vehicle at another.

Police say they were called to the McCowan Road and Ellesmere Road area at 7:47 p.m. on Saturday, after reported gunshots. 174 shootings have occurred in Toronto since the start of the year, as of Monday morning.

That's an increase of about 10.8 per cent above the number of shootings at the same point in 2011.
I guess it's a Hogtown thing...
Toronto police say that a man got into a dispute over the weekend and allegedly pulled out a loaded handgun and pointed it at two other people.

Police say the incident happened Sunday in the Fountainhead Road and Sentinel Road area, near Keele Street and Finch Avenue West.

An 18-year-old Toronto man faces more than 10 criminal counts, including possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition and two counts of pointing a firearm.
Yup... dispute resolution, TO style.


17 September 2012

What's a little torture murder...

...between friends?

-- OTTAWA -- Iran has had no ambassador in Canada since Iranian security forces raped and murdered Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi in 2003. Canada has been a leader in imposing sanctions on Iran to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Never mind all that, forget about hurtful words... the only party line today... is let's party...
“Absolutely not. I’m a senator. I’m free to do as a I wish with respect to my engagement with the Iranian community and with the people of Iran,” he told Maclean’s. “Today’s not about politics. Today’s about enriching one another through art.”
This guy is supposed to be a Conservative? Stephane Dion is further to the right than this moron.

Just another reason to abolish the Senate. Do it now.

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UPDATE: Well, this is timely...
The Harper government plans to ask the Supreme Court to vet its controversial Senate reform plans in the face of opposition from provincial governments and some of its own caucus members, sources said.
There's just one small problem...
The proposed reforms have made little headway in both minority and majority Parliaments, where they have faced opposition from the Liberal Party and the NDP.
At least with an elected senate it isn't "cash for life"... you get to throw the bums out.


Those darned Journo-Canadians...

...it's weird, they always seem to be able to drown you in never-ending, incoherently speculative reportage regarding unclothed members of the royal family...

Toronto police say they are treating the discovery as “suspicious.”
Hey, Lois Lane... you mean the anonymous, lifeless, bullet-ridden corpse you briefly mention in this blurb?

When you do get around to actually reporting this guy's name... please spare me the argle-bargle about his tough life and how he was about to "turn things around."

Just the facts, ma'am.

UPDATE: Okay... they're learning
Police have identified the victim as 33-year-old Edwin Villan of Toronto.


15 September 2012

Obama orders UK diplomats evacuated...

...as unruly mobs threaten to breech embassy and butcher staff... better late than neverObviously, now that the precedent has been established... insults must be paid in blood.


Swimmin' pools... movie stars...

Benghazi, Benghazi... that sounds so familiar...

"Look for the State Department to continue to stonewall this request, and resist release of the document until after the election. Its contents will be just too damaging. In effect, the country will be able to see Hillary Clinton's signature on the document that served as Ambassador Chris Stevens's death warrant."
Say, Mr President... what exactly are the rules of engagement along the eastern seaboard?
"Ambassador Chris Stevens did not have a Marine detail in Benghazi, Libya. But White House Senior Advisor and Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett has a full Secret Service detail on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard."
Orwell was right.

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RELATED: Compassion, respect, humility
all about the respect


14 September 2012

Cultural Relativism on Parade

Or, you know, Nicole... call me wacky... maybe they could just not deal dope AND shoot people... BECAUSE IT'S WRONG...
yeah... no stereotyping here

“Listen, we do use sex to get what we want,” said Nicole Osbourne James, 39, a community activist. “My man comes home late and I’m mad — there won’t be any action in that moment. We do it for minimal reasons, why should it be different if he’s out gangbanging?”
I guess I don't get the premise. I mean, why would you choose to be with a violent, amoral thug in the first place?

And Nicole... that's not a rhetorical question.

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FROM THE TORONTO STAR COMMENTS:
my, what a big gun you haveHeck... that beats "racial stereotype" hands down.


No wonder Shrillary & Barack...

...are so anxious to try pin this on some Youtube video...

A Libyan man explains that the bloodstains on the column are from one the American staff members who grabbed the edge of the column while he was evacuated, after an attack that killed four Americans on September 11th.
The Obama administration had 48 hours warning of this attack AND did nothing... but, of course it's some pathetic Youtube screed that nobody has seen.

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UPDATE: Hope, Change & Fairy tales
For whatever reason, Secretary Clinton chose to double down on misleading the American people. “Libyans carried Chris’ body to the hospital,” said Mrs. Clinton.

That’s one way of putting it.

The photographs at the Arab TV network al-Mayadeen show Chris Stevens’ body being dragged through the streets, while the locals take souvenir photographs on their cellphones.
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RELATED: That democracy in Egypt thing...

...apparently they're a little unclear on the concept...
"On its official website the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt praised the jihad against America and Jews – the ‘The Descendants Of Apes And Pigs’."
Obviously, Canada oughta be reviewing its diplomatic relations with more than just Iran.


13 September 2012

Gotta have priorities, right B?

I mean... it's not like there's anything important going on in the Middle East...

"President Barack Obama will be visiting one of his biggest fans soon - late night talker David Letterman. The news comes on the same day Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he couldn't meet with him due to a scheduling conflict."
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RELATED: Take away his teleprompter and...

...well, see for yourself...
• LAS VEGAS • "President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that while he does not believe Egypt is an ally of the United States, he also doesn't consider the country an enemy."
Deep.

Knee deep.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Barack Obama invited Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi to meet with him in New York next week."
Yup... priorities.