27 June 2013

I blame William Wallace

Scottish immigrant Angus McTartan caught brandishing highland claymore... screaming " a'hm goan tae cut yer bluddy heid aff"...

A 25-year-old Pickering, Ont., man is facing charges after a pedestrian pulled a sword from his pants and threatened a driver he'd accused of blocking a crosswalk.
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UPDATE: Late-braking correction...
Mudasser Sheikh is charged with weapons dangerous, two counts of assault with a weapon and obstructing a peace officer.
The good ol' GTA.


So, if President Obama had a...

...daughter-in-law, would she be just like Rachel Jeantel?

halls of macadamia/Let's, just for the moment, put aside the fact that Ms Jeantel has already admitted committing perjury...

A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot.

Jeantel, 19, was unable to read any of the letter save for her name.
So, in addition to lying under oath, this compassionate, intellectual charmer also got someone to forge a letter in her name that was sent to Trayvons mother. What's next... a message from Trayvon from the other side?
She is seen as a critical witness to the prosecution because she is the only person able to say that Martin claimed that he noticed a strange man following him and that he was scared. Jeantel said Martin described the stranger as a "creepy ass cracker."
The fact that the prosecution was willing to put this person on the witness stand is a measure of how desperate they are.

A mans life hangs in the balance. Should Rachel Jeantel be allowed to push George Zimmerman off this judicial cliff?

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
calling johnnie cochrane**********

LAST WORD: She's one classy lady...

...unfortunately, all of it low...
The witness also used the “N” word three times, testifying it was the word Martin used to describe Zimmerman, who’d been following him.
(via ffof)


26 June 2013

Ax me watevah, yo!!!

If you've ever wondered where stereotypes come from... read on...
ax me anytin'If this is the state's "big gun", then they're in worse shape than has been previously reported.

"Before even taking the stand, Jeantel has caused problems for prosecutors. Earlier this year, government lawyers had to acknowledge that Jeantel lied under oath when she claimed that the reason she did not attend Martin’s funeral was due to a hospitalization."
Any halfway competent defence lawyer should be able to play this woman like a violin.

Of course, that doesn't mean the jury won't ignore the actual evidence... look at the OJ Simpson fiasco.

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UPDATE: Airbrushing the Politburo
Yesterday afternoon, after TSG sought to contact several of Jeantel’s Twitter followers and Facebook friends, 14 tweets--and 13 linked Twitpic photos--were deleted from her Twitter account .

The scrubbing of Jeantel’s Twitter account, however, did not end there. After 10 PM (Eastern) last night, 43 other tweets were deleted.
It ain't the crime that'll get you... it's the coverup.

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LAST WORD: Speaking of Twitter...

...check out the horses mouth.


Liberal Premier Wynne...

...to continue much-lauded McGuinty Doctrine of "more basketball courts"...

Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed, released Tuesday, provides a list of concrete outcomes that will aid policy development for 18 government ministries that serve youth.
"Concrete outcomes", huh? That sounds great. Where can we get a peek at these allegedly solid solutions?

Let's ask the impressively titled Lekan Olawoye, chair of the Ontario Premier's Council on Youth Opportunities and executive director of For Youth Initiative.
"It boils down to supporting a young person so that the drive to take risks is channeled into things like falling off a skateboard or moving to South Korea — not picking up a gun."
Say what? Our new policy is to offer "support" for skateboarding?

I have to say I was expecting something a little meatier from a guy who has a Masters Degree in social work. Are you really telling us the west end Bloods & Crips are trading in their Saturday Night Specials for skateboards & frequent flyer miles?

C'mon, Lekan... give us something we can get behind. Give us details.
“I’ve called mothers, and supported mothers, to bury their children. That stuff is not OK.”
Wait a minute. You've supported mothers... to bury their children? What does that even mean?

So, anyway... we've got that "support" thing and skateboards & South Korea. Please tell me this guy is volunteering his time... 'cos I'm not seeing any valuable insight here.

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RELATED: If you build it...

...social workers will come...
According to York South-Weston MPP Laura Albanese, the 2013 Ontario budget is proposing that $295 million over two years be used to push entrepreneurship and innovation and to link about 30,000 youth to jobs and mentorship opportunities, like those offered at FYI.
Amazing.


A Bridge Too Zafar?

Not, apparently, for the NDP.

"My boyfriend's back and there's gonna be trouble... hey la, hey la..."
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RELATED: Ask a Journo-Canadian...

...and you'll get crickets...
"Yet we see very little of that in our media. Journalists who waste weeks covering a non-existent video of the Mayor of Toronto don’t have the time to cover those horrible events, which threaten not only the Iranians, but also our country."
Try imagine the uproar if Stephen Harper, or any other Conservative for that matter, was kozying up to the Kanadian Khomeinists.

Just another story you ain't gonna see on the CBC.


25 June 2013

And Helen Keller wept

Hello... Human Rights Commission? My ogre of a boss refuses to respect my right to "call in obese", er... sick.
it's not my fault

"Now, thanks to the American Medical Association, the diagnosis would be you have a disease called obesity (not FAT — that is the modern equivalent of a four-letter obscenity)."

"It’s all part of the increasing medicalization of problems that used to require self-help and discipline to surmount."
I really, really miss the meritocracy.


Suckass Political Correctness...

...the cure...

"Oh yeah – I almost forgot about 'Mad Sunday.' One day every year at the TT, they open up the mountain course to the public. That means anyone on a motorcycle can try his or her luck along with the professionals."
Wow.


24 June 2013

Mass casualties anticipated....

...as Ontario Liberal MPs' continue to flee sinking, scandal-plagued political ship...
good riddanceHmmm... Broten, Broten, that sounds so familiar.

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RELATED: Another Liberal brain fart

"Education Minister Liz Sandals says Ontarians shouldn’t mind the extra $112 million the deal will cost — despite the government’s pledge to reject wage increases and bring down the $12 billion deficit."
That's weird... 'cos I mind a whole lot.


Most talented players, my ass...

US government forces NBA to accept minimum quota of diminuitive caucasian female point guards...

"The University asserts, for instance, that the diversity obtained through its discriminatory admissions program prepares its students to become leaders in a diverse society."
Buying the world a coke... that's what's important.

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RELATED: Do as I say...

...not as I do.


21 June 2013

The Liberal Party of Ontario...

...they look you right in the face and lie...

The original government estimate of 16,000 new jobs springing from the Samsung deal has dropped to 900 jobs, or about $6.7 million per position.
Of course, that's only if the 900 jobs materialise.
Ontarians will continue to fork over above market rates for their Samsung electricity.
Just another episode of the slimey legacy of Premier Dalton McSlippery.

The timing of his recent resignation is becoming ever clearer.


Newer not necessarily better

After 2,000 years, a long-lost secret behind the creation of one of the world’s most durable man-made creations ever—Roman concrete—has finally been discovered by an international team of scientists, and it may have a significant impact on how we build cities of the future.


20 June 2013

Yup... a "conflict of interest"...

...with his former employers... the taxpaying citizens of Canada...

"It has become clear to me that the full scope of the negotiator’s job is no longer compatible with my also serving as a member of Parliament."
Of course, those former employers still get to foot all the bills.

(via BCF)

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RELATED: Great Spirit knows best...
“First Nations have a relationship with our territories that is rooted in our spirituality as a gift from the Creator. Fee simple title will lead ultimately to the individual privatization of indigenous collective lands and resources and impose the colonizer’s model on our Peoples.”
Yup... a return to the simple aboriginal life is best.

No more pickup trucks, atvs, non-buckskin clothing or white mans health care. No more nasty alcohol or drugs.

Stand by for paradise.


19 June 2013

Wouldn't wanna be too hasty...

...and unnecessarily blacken someone's good name... I mean, it's not like he's the Mayor or anything...

"Earlier this week, Det. Scott Purches said, 'There seemed to be a bit of a charged environment' in the background when the 911 call was made."
Anonymous 911 call, bullet in the body... whoa, hold up buddy... don't get ahead of yourself...
"Toronto Police initially would only say the fatal shooting at 35 Empress Ave. was 'suspicious' after Byron Linares lifeless body was found in a ninth-floor apartment."
Toronto the good.

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RELATED: How about more rock...

...less trash-talk...
TORONTO -- Toronto police say three men suspected in the death of a 38-year-old father who was gunned down in his backyard drove by the man's house to make sure he was there in the moments before the killing.

Surendra Vaithilingam was pronounced dead at the scene at his east-end home on May 29.
Police go out of their way to talk about how "sloppy" the killers were. Even homicide investigations are starting to resemble an episode of "Survivor."

Still haven't managed to catch them, though.


16 June 2013

I guess using the word Kearney...

...would dilute the legacy of the first black American president...

“My name is Barack Obama, of the Moneygall Obamas, and I've come home to find the apostrophe we lost somewhere along the way.”
I've often wondered what went through Barack Obamas mothers mind every time she heard that "first black president" thing. It's like she, as an individual, simply didn't exist.

Seemingly, all the credit for who Barack Obama is and what he has accomplished goes to a father who, ironically, (and more to the point, stereotypically) abandoned his wife & young child.

Culturally, he is simply another opportunistic progeny of the fabled "Cook County machine" foisted upon a guilt-ridden American public at a perfectly timed point in American history. You can celebrate his epidermal hue 'til the cows come home, ... but the real legacy of the Obama presidency will be the financial damage he continues to wreak upon the American economy.


15 June 2013

Just something to think about...

...the next time you're putting together your tax bills...

TORONTO - Dalton McGuinty takes 18 months severance — about $313,500 — with him as he walks out the door.

McGuinty resigned his seat this week after months of poor attendance at Queen’s Park, and as the gas plant scandal reached his most senior staff.

Ontario MPPs are eligible for severance whether they retire, quit or are defeated at the polls.
They get you coming & going.


14 June 2013

Never a Community Organiser around...

,,,when you really, really need one...

The Washington Post estimates that Obama's Africa trip could cost $60 million to $100 million, citing a person familiar with the details who cited previous presidential missions to Africa.
And why shouldn't the Celebrity-in-Chief do Africa... it's not like he has any other pressing matters on his... wait a minute...
ROMULUS, Mich. - Detroit's emergency manager says the city is defaulting on about $2.5 billion of debt. Kevyn Orr said Friday that Detroit is asking creditors to take about 10 cents on the dollar of what they're owed. Underfunded pension claims will get less.

He has instituted a moratorium on all of Detroit's payments on unsecured debt, seeking forgiveness of millions of dollars owed by the city.
Isn't California also going down the shitter?

Sure puts that extra 40 billion dollars in Ontario's Liberal party budget in a new light.


C'mon, the Leader of the NDP is special

Look at what happened to the last guy who had a run-in with the cops... he was beatified...

After looking at the officer’s badge, Mulcair also allegedly said: “You’re going to be in a lot of trouble.”
Sure, it's a little arrogant, but at least this guy had his pants on.

Right?


12 June 2013

You've got professional journalists...

...who needs juries?
guilty until proven guilty


11 June 2013

As long as the NDP gets...

...their 30 pieces of silver... who cares about the electorate...

Who gave Horwath control of the budget anyway?

She’s a co-conspirator, along with Premier Kathleen Wynne, in putting forward a budget that will add $40 billion to the debt over the next two years.

That’s unacceptable.
Nonetheless, it's happening.

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RELATED: The bigger picture
Within a decade, the United States will be spending more of the federal budget on its interest payments than on its military. You read that right: more on debt service than on the armed services.

Just to clarify: we’re not talking about paying down the federal debt, just keeping up with the annual interest charges on it.
Spend, spend, spend... the cry of the unapologetic socialist.


10 June 2013

If you build it... they will come...

...and come, and come, and...

•• TORONTO, Ont. •• The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing after a fatal shooting in Scarborough.

The incident involved a man being shot during a confrontation with Toronto police. It happened on Adanac [Canada spelled backwards, btw] Drive, near Eglinton Avenue and Bellamy Road, just before 6 p.m. Saturday.

Residents of the Toronto Community Housing Corp. building said they heard multiple shots.
Ah, yes... they're "probing" a "confrontation." Almost sounds like a medical procedure.

Wait a minute. Community housing, community housing... that sounds so familiar...
"Danzig Street is home to hundreds of people who live in community housing and were taking part in a street party."
"Street party?" More like a full-on firefight.

Remember how ex-Mayor David Miller used to talk about the "community" as though it was an investment?

Think again...
"Miller said the money will be enough to cover the work required for 25% of the community housing repair backlog. Toronto Community Housing has an estimated repair backlog of $300 million to $350 million."
Remember, that's your tax dollars that are building and maintaining this hotbed of civil unrest & outright criminality.


08 June 2013

Or, as the media used to call it...

...back in the Bush/Cheney day..."crimes against the people"...

"The president's comments signaled that he firmly embraces intelligence techniques he once viewed with skepticism."
Don't you dare imagine that the Celebrity-in-Chief is a liar... he's just more highly-evolved than the rest of us...
Mr. Obama suggested that his own thinking on the subject had EVOLVED since his days as a presidential candidate in 2008, when he criticized various steps taken by the George W. Bush administration to prevent terrorist attacks.
Good grief.

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RELATED: But surely President Hopey-Changey...

...has some safeguards against abuse?
The five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was authorized by Congress in 2007 to monitor privacy and civil liberties throughout the U.S. government. But after lengthy delays by President Obama in nominating members -- and disputes over its membership -- the panel only officially came into existence last week when Medine was sworn in.

It has no website, has yet to move into its office in downtown Washington and has a staff of only two members assigned from other agencies, Medine said.
Uh-huh.


06 June 2013

Italian Anti-Bully initiative shows...

...immediate, indisputable results...
no bully zone

"Police have charged Scaduto and his brother, Salvatore, with their murders, alleging that, on this occasion at least, he was not afraid to pull the trigger."


That lawless fascist George W...

...wait a minute...

"The newspaper said the document, a copy of which it had obtained, shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of U.S. citizens were being collected indiscriminately and in bulk, regardless of whether they were suspected of any wrongdoing."
Hope, change and... you hear that clicking on the line?


05 June 2013

FROM THE COMMENTS:

"The Toronto media, where a cop says the leader of a federal party visited a whorehouse, and you get crickets. But a drug dealer says Rob Ford used crack, and the media whips to a frenzy."


We interrupt our ongoing...

...Rob Ford extravaganza... to bring you details of latest Toronto dismemberment "incident"...

An Eritrean woman was dismembered, stuffed into suitcases and carted around the city. Her partial remains were found May 24 in a piece of luggage dumped along Alliance Ave., southeast of Jane St. and Eglinton Ave. W.

Adonay Zekarias, 41, also from Eritrea, was arrested two days after the grisly discovery and charged with indignity to a dead body.
It's nice to know somebody gets the benefit of the doubt.


04 June 2013

A:: "Their lips move."

Q: "How can you tell a Liberal politician is lying?"
it's a liberal thingAsk a union leader...

“I don’t know if Sousa is happy or sad or pissed off and frankly I don’t really care.” It serves the union’s interest to have members know the government’s tough talk is just that — talk — and that gains are there to be had.

The NDP made the same discovery when they extracted serial concessions from Wynne in return for support for the budget.
Don't blame me, I didn't vote for them.


But, but, but... I saw it on TV...

...it must be true...

in other It ain't just the print media who have an agenda...

"Here’s a simple test that doesn’t involve market research or complicated board meetings. If you are an NBC exec and have kids, sit down with them and watch the Times documentary on Tawana Brawley. And when your kids ask why your colleague Al Sharpton is working for NBC, you can explain to them why everything you’ve tried to teach them about honesty, fair play, and decency is wrong and Al Sharpton is right."
Just another way the left is reshaping politics in North America.

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RELATED: A long way, baby...


03 June 2013

No chickens in Kiev

Witness Flugtag 2013.


02 June 2013

GLENDALE: Ancient aboriginal term for...

..."make it rain"...

The Da’naxda’xw (pronounced Da-NUK-dah) have been ruled for a generation by Bill Glendale, who is described as a “hereditary chief” in a 1987 band resolution signed by 21 members, and his wife, Anne. Both are 83.

They and their late son, Fred, have been the only council members since the resolution was passed [26 years ago]. The only other residents on the reserve are the Glendales’ children and grandchildren, numbering 17 in total.
You divvy up the governmental largesse, that amounts to $535,000.00 for each family member since 2001. Just a little something to consider while you ponder what diverse & wonderful things the government does with 50 percent of your wages.


01 June 2013

Making cheap political hay...

...it's a Liberal thing...

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne beat a hasty retreat yesterday from her threat to “take action” against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Wynne added she was not prepared to “pass judgment” on whether Ford was able to do his job.

Wynne continued Friday to duck specifics on what action she could take against Ford. Under existing provincial legislation, there is little the premier can do to remove a sitting politician.
Little? You mean nothing, right?

Maybe the Premier should be thinking about that recent 600 million dollar shortfall her party inflicted on Ontario taxpayers.


Whip me, organise me...

...make me write hot cheques...never a community organiser around when you really need oneLet's face it... unless somebody sits you down and teaches you not to beat bejesus outta your dearly beloved... shit's just gonna happen.

CHICAGO (CBS) – The head of a publicly funded anti-violence group is now facing charges after allegedly attacking his wife inside their suburban home.
Seems there's never a "community organiser" around when you really need one. Hopefully, this poor fellow will get all the taxpayer funded assistance that he requires.

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RELATED: Well, you've gotta understand...

...this is Chicago...
The level of gun violence in Chicago, which has caused shock waves nationally, is continuing with eight people having been shot in the nation’s third largest city in a 24-hour period that ended Friday morning, including one that ended with the death of a 15-year-old boy.

Chicago’s murder rate is widely considered to be fueled by the drug wars that are fought between the city’s network of gangs.

The homicide rate has been largely confined to the city’s south and west areas, African-American bastions of Chicago.
Five years of the Celebrity-in-Chief and this still goes on in his hometown?

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LAST WORD:
While Obama fiddles...
"It's a city with no laws," admits Detroit veteran firefighter Ted Roney. "Nobody cares about anything."
Don't get me started on N'awlins.