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.