28 March 2013

Dear Professional Journalists...

...it's called burying the lede...

"He offered few specifics on what he would do to boost the economy — assuming he gets the opportunity."
Sorry, it's just that I remember actual news.


One in the back... one in the head...

...must be Thursday...

-- TORONTO -- Shots rang out on King at Portland Street around 2:30 a.m. Thursday after a fight erupted inside the Loki Lounge. The fight spilled out onto the sidewalk where one man, said to be 19 or 20 years old, was shot in the head. A second man, said to be around 23 years old, was shot in the back.

The younger victim remains in critical condition in hospital. The other victim is expected to survive.

No arrests have been made and police haven’t released a suspect description.
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UPDATE: Murder victim id'd
Police told CTV News that 22-year-old Anthony Smith died of his injuries just after noon.


26 March 2013

The Community Organiser-in-Chief

Hope, Change and... the future's so bright, I gotta wear kevlar...

The video raises significant questions in the wake of reports that the Department of Homeland Security, headed by Janet Napolitano, recently purchased around 2,700 MRAP trucks that many believe are to be deployed to local law enforcement agencies around the country.

It is clear that the DHS does have fleets of armoured vehicles intended for use in the US.

Such stark activity with little to no background detail has prompted several Congressmen to ask the federal government for an explanation.
Look up... look way up...
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts 10,000 commercial drones could be in the skies by 2020 after guidelines are approved.
What does the Obama administration know that they aren't sharing?


22 March 2013

Here's a wakeup call...

...if everybody you know is getting toasted... maybe it is you...

Toronto’s latest homicide victim is the younger brother of the man fatally shot in the Eaton Centre last year, a homicide detective confirmed Friday, but so far no evidence has emerged to connect the two killings.

Nisan Nirmalendran, 21, died in hospital after he was shot late Thursday at the entrance to a public-housing seniors’ residence on Bleecker Street near Carlton and Sherbourne streets, just west of Cabbagetown.
Looks as though ol' Nisan wasn't exactly a model citizen...
Video footage from the scene shows that when the gunfire erupted at around 11:20 p.m., an elderly resident of the building was going inside. As a plate-glass door panel in the vestibule was blown out, Mr. Nirmalendran, who was known to police, appeared to have been using the woman as a shield as he swivelled, trying to dodge the gunman.
And for all you "crime is down" folks...
The homicide is Toronto’s 13th so far this year, and the sixth gun death. This time last year, the total stood at 10.
Have a nice weekend Toronto.


21 March 2013

How exactly is it...

...none of these guys ever finds his personal Lord & Saviour BEFORE they end up with blood on their hands...
religion of convenience

The federal government announced last October that it would not be renewing contracts for part-time chaplains, the court document says.

The decision came shortly after the Correctional Service of Canada said it wouldn’t be hiring a Wiccan to minister in its B.C. prisons.
Oh Canada.


Try to remember, folks...

...electing someone solely on the basis of their DNA is, at its very best, a double-edged sword...

the heir transparentNever mind actual policy... does the heir transparent have a single original thought in his head?

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RELATED: Forgive me, dear readers...

...turns out there is policy after all. Of course, it's delivered, not by Shiny-Pony, but by another infamous Liberal hack from way back.


20 March 2013

Dateline: Hogtown

Must be Tuesday...

•• TORONTO •• A series of shootings and stabbings over the course of four hours has sent five people to Toronto hospitals Tuesday night.
Betcha can't wait for the weekend.


19 March 2013

Jobs for Canadians?

Not in the People's Republic of British Columbia...

•• VANCOUVER •• "A partner in HD Mining was granted permission to bring in nearly 100 temporary foreign workers using documents listing Mandarin as a language requirement, a Freedom of Information Act request has revealed."

"Ninety-five of the LMOs (Labour Market Opinions, a prerequisite required by Service Canada) — to prove the company made sufficient efforts to find Canadians for the jobs — listed Mandarin as the sole language requirement for the positions."

"The jobs paid between $28 and $52 per hour, as well as management positions at $150,000 per year."
Hmmm... anybody know the current rate of unemployment in Lotus Land?


Really Concealed Carry

What's the reciprocal of Quick-Draw McGraw?
that's gotta itch


18 March 2013

Send in the Clown

I suppose, strictly speaking, lusting after power IS a Liberal policy...

"Justin Trudeau has been criticized for his lack of concrete ideas, but former prime minister Jean Chretien said he thinks the Liberal leadership front-runner has "a very big policy" that is fundamental to Canada."

"'He wants to replace the Tories,' Chretien said during an interview on the Global News program The West Block with Tom Clark."
And don't forget, Jean... isn't he dreamy?


13 March 2013

FROM THE COMMENTS:

stereotypes come from somewhere**********

RELATED: Burying the lede?

"The University of Illinois has received grants since 2009 for its project, 'Cumulative Stress and Hazardous Drinking in a Community of Adult Lesbians,' which aims to develop 'culturally sensitive' strategies to prevent lesbians from being drunks."
Maybe 'My two Mommies' isn't all it's cracked up to be?


12 March 2013

Because, of course...

...the last thing we want are the fittest, fastest and most capable people possible...

"Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a retired Canadian Forces member also questioned the decision to apply the test equally to all men and women regardless of age, wondering how the military can increase the number of women in the forces while prescribing a test that is measurably more challenging for women and older men."
Of course, if the goal is to add up the politically correct ledger...


08 March 2013

Never let the facts...

...stand in the way of a good shiny-pony story...

The leadership hopeful has among the worst records for missing votes and has come under fire for skipping his responsibilities and ignoring his constituents to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars moonlighting as a "professional speaker."

In this session of Parliament, only three MPs have a worse voting record than Trudeau who has missed 221 votes, or about 64%.
But, but, but... isn't he dreamy?

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COMPASSIONATE, INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
"He was campaigning for the leadership moron."
Well, I guess that's one word for it...
"Some of his speaking clients, like the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, paid him $20,000 for one speech in 2010. It's illegal for unions (and corporations) to give a dime to Trudeau's political campaign. They just gave it to him personally, and called it a 'speaking fee'."
The heir transparent.


07 March 2013

Your CBC... your billion dollars

One of these things is not like the others...

"Shortly after noon Thursday, the four — dressed in black, hooded sweatshirts and some wearing masks — entered Thistletown Collegiate and robbed two female students and attempted to rob a male student, Supt. Ron Taverner told reporters Thursday."
Comparison 1...
"One shot was fired, hitting another vehicle, but no one was injured. Police say they are searching for four black males in their early 20s. They have the licence plate number of the stolen vehicle the suspects were driving and video evidence of the altercation."
Comparison 2...
"Police said all four suspects were black and in their early 20s. They were wearing dark clothing and hoodies and some of them were masked, so witnesses could not get detailed descriptions, Taverner said."
Comparison 3...
"The four suspects, who were partially masked and all hooded, fled the scene in a blue four-door 2006 Toyota, licence plate number ARKC 719. They are described as black males in their early 20s."
Canada's taxpayer-supported national media voice... they'll decide what's relevant for all you dumb-as dogshit citizens.


06 March 2013

Hope, Change and...

...that new flexible truth...car salesman in chiefI guess it all depends on who you're trying to kiss up to...

"I have SAID CONSISTENTLY that I believe that the Second Amendment is an individual right."
RELATED: Who needs piddly little guns...

...when you have Hellfire missiles?
not so concealed weapons
"Obama has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial.”
Just try to imagine the media shitstorm if this had come from the Bush administration.


05 March 2013

Toronto Homicide Squad rounding up...

Woodcarvers, butchers and angry Sous-Chefs as we speak...

A man who was stabbed multiple times in the city’s west end on Monday night has died of his injuries.

Police were called to the Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West area at around 9:30 p.m. where they found the man, believed to be in his 20s, suffering stab wounds to his back and torso.
If only we could ban all knives... right?


A slew of murdered teenagers...

...right in their own bailiwick and the Toronto "Red" Star reaches back three years to publish heart-wrenching "Man bites Dog" (complete with cutesy pictures) allegations.

Of course, there's just one small fly in the ointment...

The Niagara Falls Regional Police told the Star the allegations were “unsubstantiated.”
A parting observation... while professing shock & outrage, the Star knows all too well the legalities involved here...
"The intention of the decades-old Livestock, Poultry and Honeybee Protection Act is to protect livestock from harm by stray dogs," Coghill said.
Okay, there's the gotcha... Marineland isn't a farm, they don't have any livesto... wait a minute...
some animals are more equal...The law itself is pretty straightforward...
"They don't even have to be in the act of attacking. A dog can actually worry cattle, sheep or poultry to death."
P.S. -- those last 2 quotes are courtesy of, surprise, surprise... the sanctimonious Toronto Star.

Wake up, folks... and smell the manipulation.

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VIA SDA: The writing is on the wall
info-tainment**********

RELATED: A matter of perspective
Locals in his native reserve of Lac-Simon, Que., about 150 km north of Montreal, saw him stumbling along the streets the night he died, but they did nothing.

On Dec, 17, 2010, Papatie drank for 24 hours straight; local kids found his half-naked body in the snow, his neck and chest devoured by stray dogs.

Lise Bastien, head of the First Nation Education Council, said she's not surprised no one tried to help Papatie that night.

"Locals said that Papatie was drunk that night like he often was," she said. "It's very sad, but in poor areas, violence is normalized because we have been living it for several generations."
Did the Toronto Star miss this story?


04 March 2013

The new nicey, nice journalism

Step one, in all multicultural stories, trot out all the familiar, shopworn cliches...

“The suspect, he was a young guy, nice guy, a popular guy. It’s not something you would EVER expect.”
Or how about...
"You NEVER hear about this kind of thing.”
Eventually, though, you actually have to actually say something factual...
"Kuujjuaq has a disproportionately high crime rate for a town of its size. A total of 640 assaults were recorded in 2012, with 424 of them being alcohol related, according to statistics from the Kativik Regional Police Force."
"Disproportionate", huh? When a journalist uses that word in what is otherwise a politically correct puff piece, that, for me anyway, raises a red flag.

Curious about what that actually meant, I started to Google. Turns out, it isn't what was said that's important. It's what was left out.

Apparently, Kuujjuaq is a village of 2,400 people... which works out, statistically, to every fourth person in the place taking a beating. Bear in mind, we're talking reported assaults... which are always a fraction of actual incidences.

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RELATED: Money is the solution... right?
In 2002, the entire community of Davis Inlet was relocated after footage of gas-sniffing children, screaming they wanted to die, was broadcast worldwide.

Just three years later, and after $160-million in moving costs, the chief of the new community Natuashish was forced to admit that the problem was again out of control.
When will the government stop playing, "Once upon a time..."?


01 March 2013

Dear FAA... I'm thinkin'...

...you did this in a public library, they'd toss your ass out the front door...

"Something aboard a Frontier Airlines flight across the Rocky Mountain West caught the attention of federal investigators last week. Perhaps it was the passengers banging on the ceiling, walls and floor of the cabin, or maybe how most of the passengers were out of their seats, jumping up and down."
How is this considered acceptable behaviour on a plane in flight? My understanding is the flight attendants make people turn off their cellphones.

Imagine someone also shouted out a few chants about their flavour of deity. My guess is they would have scrambled F-15s.