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.


12 September 2012

Klingons are people too

Hey... if I say I'm an alien trapped in the body of a human being... who the frack are you to dispute that?
imagination is a wonderful thing

• Planet UVic • “Many life forms on campus don’t identify as being either Homo-Sapiens or Romulan — or they have received harassment and discrimination for not appearing to be of the species of the waste evacuation pod that they’re in.”
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PLANET PINKO: Comments have been disabled
"Halifax resident Christopher Whittle, 39, told the CBC, he used pepper spray on a 14-year-old girl after she harassed his boyfriend for weeks about being gay."
Hang on, aren't these the folks who wanna free homicidal, grenade poppin' "child-soldier" Omar Khadr?


So... the hard chargin' Warrior-President...

... who scripted himself defacto leader of Seal Team Six is now flourishing his diplomatic chops...

more suckass political correctnessIsn't that special...

"An initial statement from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said it 'condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims'."
Well, we certainly wouldn't want to hurt anybodys feelings, right?

Obama might as well be spitting on Christopher Stevens grave.

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UPDATE: The "Yes We Can" President
now you see it, now you don't**********

RELATED: Oh, c'mon... it's not like...

...we should be worried about the Middle East...
"The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month."
Hang on a second... isn't Israel one of the only countries in the region that isn't killing Americans?

Why is Barack Obama pushing Israel away? Maybe he's getting some inspiration from those dreams his Muslim father told him.


11 September 2012

You bring the pickles & hot dog buns...

...I'll bring the bomb sniffing dog...
abc... iedYikers... sounds like the "melting pot" might be about to melt down...

Meanwhile, supporters of Khadr said they'll be out in force to protest the vigil.
Apparently, it's not simply support... they'll also be serving up tasty hors d'oeuvres...
An organizer of that group said members of the Khadr family will be handing out food at the event. "We will establish a hate-free zone and declare that Islamophobia is not welcome here."
A hate free zone AND snacks... what's not to like?

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UPDATE: Zaynab Khadr's "Hate Free" zone


That cruel, libellous Stephen Harp...

...wait a minute...

• OTTAWA • Outspoken New Democrat MP Pat Martin is asking the public for money to defend himself against a lawsuit by RackNine, the Edmonton company he accused of being responsible for vote-suppressing robocalls in last year’s federal election.

Through the Pat Martin Legal Defence Fund website, the Winnipeg MP will try to raise $250,000.

In February, Martin accused RackNine CEO Matt Meier and the company of being behind the robocalls that saw voters misdirected to non-existent polling locations during the May 2011 election, denouncing “hundreds of thousands of phony phone calls by the RackNine rascals.”
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RELATED: Robo-calling, robo-calling...

...that sounds so familiar. Oh right... for all the media thunder & lightning... there has been ONE SINGLE CONVICTION...
The Liberal riding association in Guelph has been issued a $4,900 penalty by the federal broadcast regulator for sending out unsolicited robo-calls during the 2011 election campaign.


In other "crime is down" news

In 2011 there were 133 shooting incidents by the second week of September. So far in 2012, there have been 162 for an increase of 21%. As for victims, in 2011 there was 160 victims by Sept. 11. This year so far there has been 226, for a 41% increase.
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RELATED: Oops there goes another...
Police have identified the victim as Cory Campbell, 26, of Toronto.

A post-mortem examination determined Campbell died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest.

On Monday, police arrested a male suspect, identified as 25-year-old Toronto resident Andrew Burnett.
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LAST WORD: That was some children's party...
Toronto police have linked the Galloway Boys, a notorious Scarborough street gang, to the July 16 block party shooting that killed two people and injured 23 others, as well as to the December murder of a 24-year-old man and six other shootings around the Toronto area.


10 September 2012

Solyndra who?

You just wait until President Obama brings in mandatory eco-vehicle requirements... we'll see who's laughing then...

"Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts."


We're Number 2...

conservatives get it done...we're Number 2...

"While they do not wish to actually move to Canada, they want an escape hatch in the event their home countries become unstable, according to internal documents."


09 September 2012

Another street shooting in Scarborough...

...must be Saturday...

The body of 28-year-old Toronto resident Abdulaziz Farah was found by police outside a home on Fawcett Trail near Morningside and Mclevin Avenues at around 12:40 a.m. Saturday.
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RELATED: In other GTA news...
In Mississauga, meanwhile, a 40-year-old woman — Aicha Saludares — was found dead in her home near Lakeshore Rd. E. and Cawthra Rd. with obvious signs of trauma Saturday afternoon around 1 p.m.
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LAST WORD: A special place in hell...
-- MILTON, ONT. -- Residents in a sprawling neighbourhood were horrified Sunday after police revealed a man killed the son he often played with before committing suicide.

Police identified the pair as Wojciech Kosalka, 43, and his son, Noah, 6.


08 September 2012

And Walter Cronkite wept

I still think the best one was when CTV's Lisa LaPhlegm somberly read out the "fact" that this nutjob also possessed a "three hundred and fifty seven" type pistol.


07 September 2012

I'm beginning to understand why the...

...Canadian "justice" system is perpetually backlogged...chop-chopMore soundbites from the "Does your minkey bite?" school of modern day policing...

“Just because the body was found dismembered doesn’t automatically mean homicide,” Peel Regional Police Const. Fiona Thivierge said.
Sure, Fi... I get that. I just have one question.

How about dismembered... with Grade A cuts stuffed into Samsonite and floating off into a Lake Ontario sunset... while smaller stewing bits are strewn around various other public venues?


06 September 2012

Those darned Journo-Canadians

I mean, your story about a butchered human body... needed a little jazzing up?your moral and intellectual superiors


The Daily Show the other night...

...Jon Stewart was screaming for some fact-checking on Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan... I'm curious, would he apply the same standard to Michelle Obama's claims of impoverished origins & extreme rectitude...

"As her husband moved onto the national political stage, Michelle Obama began to enjoy a lavish lifestyle at taxpayer expense, directly and indirectly. When Barack Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, he obtained a $1 million earmark for the University of Chicago Hospital -- and his wife’s salary as Vice President for Community Affairs jumped from $121,910 to $316,962. Her job: pushing poor, uninsured patients to other hospitals."
(via bcf)

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RELATED: Ask a history professor
"When asked to rank issues, voters mostly put the economy at the top of the list. And yet when asked to make a choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, their choices don’t seem to be economically based."
Worth the read.


Those cruel Conservative bastards

Don't you worry, though... I've heard that under Prime Minister Mulcair, the very first piece of legislation will set up a Wicca-Centric school system.

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RELATED: In other education news

Toronto the Good... and your tax dollars.


05 September 2012

But it was just a children's party...

...right?

TORONTO -- A 17-year-old Toronto youth who was wounded in the July 16 mass shooting on Scarborough’s Danzig Street has been shot a second time, and two other teenagers – one 16, the other 18 – face multiple gun-related charges, including attempted murder.

On Tuesday, the 16-year-old who allegedly shot the 17-year-old was charged with nine gun-related offences and several other charges, including cocaine possession.
Those darned youths.

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RELATED: Ask a Journo-Canadian...

...if you can settle for sugar & spice and everything nice...
"Shannon Longshaw, a resident of the public housing complex, said she helped organize the party that was to be held in the afternoon and was not meant for adults."

“'It was for the kids,' she said, fighting back tears."
You mean like the kid with the nine gun charges?


Dream a little dream

oh... my... gawd


04 September 2012

Apparently, the timing's a little tricky

To escape being flattened by the "wheels of justice", you have to pull the trigger after he starts to swing the rusty screwdriver... but before it pierces your pericardium...

But buck up Britannia, there is a ray of hope...

Rutland and Melton MP Alan Duncan, a Government minister, said the real crime would be if the couple were prosecuted for defending their home.

"If this is a straightforward case of someone using a shotgun to defend themselves against burglars in the dead of night, then I would hope that the police will prosecute the burglars and not my constituents."
(via kate)

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RELATED: Compare and contrast
The intruder kicked open the door. (92 year-old) Jones fixed his aim on the center of the man’s chest and fired a single shot. The Boone County Sheriff later announced the death of the intruder, Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, of Richmond, Ky.

Two men with Maxwell, Ryan Dalton, 22, and Donnie Inabnit, 20, both of Dry Ridge, were charged with second degree burglary and tampering with evidence. Police say they removed Maxwell’s body from Jones’ Violet Road home.
Mess with a vet at your peril.

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A READER WRITES: Couple exonerated after shooting

Maybe the Brit cops were just jealous. If we can't have guns, nobody can...
A couple who were arrested after a shotgun was fired at intruders during a break-in will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Judith Walker, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the East Midlands, said: "I am satisfied that this is a case where householders, faced with intruders in frightening circumstances, acted in reasonable self-defence.
Somewhere, Bob Rae just shat himself.


Thank you Dead Tree media

Congratulations on taking yet another non-issue that no reasonable person would waste 30 seconds debating... and torquing it up to try create another faux-war in the name of "equality"...that's so unfairJust another reason to dump that useless subscription folks.

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RELATED: Wait a minute...

...I smell a Liberal brainwave...

Here's another perfect opportunity for the enlightened, intellectual left to even out the scales of societal injustice by mandating that sperm banks provide "equal" numbers of red-headed future human beings to people looking for IVF... but, hang on... why stop there?

Why should "affirmative action" only extend to the workplace? Why not take that thought to its logical extension and dole out the people goop to balance out all racial inequality.

Let's face it... race and gender are obsolete concepts in today's brave new world, right?


01 September 2012

That's some pricey little hole...

...yeah, yeah, I know... the irony abounds...
the taxpayer funded glory holeAnd the Globe's lofty take on all this...

"Until now, the cost of Mr. Layton’s state funeral has been kept under wraps. At least one columnist was pilloried for asking whether public money ought to have been spent on a ceremony that at times took on the appearance of a partisan political rally."
That's the only reason you can think of, Canadians might not wanna punt hundreds of thousands of dollars on this guy? Hey, nobody actually got arrested, right? So that one don't count.

Gotta hand it to ol' Jack... somewhere up in socialist heaven, he's laughing at all of us...
"House of Commons records for 2009 state that Chow and Layton charged Canadian taxpayers over a million dollars. Chow's expenses tallied $530,304.73 and Layton's was $628,913.68."
Doing good? Jack, like all his "progressive" brethren was all about feeling good... and getting other folks to pick up the tab.

You blew this one, Mr Harper. And your punishment is that you know it.

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FROM THE GLOBE COMMENTS:
he nailed us too