31 August 2009

Your money... his friends

An encore performance...
The chairman of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. plans to resign as early as today in a pre-emptive strike by the McGuinty government aimed at heading off a potential scandal over lavish spending on travel and entertaining, sources say.

One source said the government was looking at whether to replace the entire board, and talks were still under way last night. The boardroom shakeup comes amid concerns by the McGuinty government that it could become embroiled in another scandal similar to the one involving eHealth Ontario, the sources said.

According to one of the sources, government officials are concerned that if they do not make changes at the board level, they could face criticism for not doing enough to reform the agency that has been dogged by scandal for several years.

The sources said government officials are scrambling to deal with OLG before documents come to light containing details about lavish spending on entertainment and travel by some executives of the agency.
Yup... that's why we call him Premier McSlippery.


Raging leftosphere strangely silent...

...as racist accusations hit Toronto newspaper...
"We never stop to look at the vast majority of our youth that have handguns in their hand," she told a small crowd at Saturday's rally.

The rally was sponsored by the Black Action Defence Committee and aimed at crime in the black community.

"There are a lot of people in the black community who would rather get a gun than a job," said committee director Dudley Laws.
Hellloooo... anybody out there?

Dawg? CC? Red? Stooge? Anybody?



RELATED: Oh no... the racist CBC
The CBC's French-language wing, Radio-Canada, will have to apologize for the offensive sketches on its traditional New Year's Eve special that included an interview with a comedian suggesting Barack Obama would be easy to assassinate because the first black U.S. president would stand out against the White House.
Again... not a peep.

Seems like the outrage is a little selective... over on the snarky side of the fence.


30 August 2009

Systemically racist Canadian bureaucrats...

...once again targetting poor, misunderstood immigrant entrepreneur... thank goodness for lawyers...
A deportation order for an alleged Calgary gangster has been stayed.

A Federal Court justice ruled late Saturday to grant an emergency stay for convicted cocaine trafficker Jackie Tran. Mr. Tran, 26, has been fighting deportation to Vietnam since his drug conviction in 2004.

Justice officials allege Tran is a member of a violent Calgary gang, but he denies it.
Canada... where apparently... there is no such thing as a bad boy.


29 August 2009

A cool, sodden day...

..here at "the Halls"... perfect for yet another round of tearing stuff apart & hopefully... fixing it.

In today's episode, with the help of a friend, a sh@tload of optimism and a case of beer... I attempt to remove the blower cage and motor from the backup electric furnace that powers the air-exchanger... that allows our woodstove to warm our butts.

It seems the blower unit itself is sliding on the central shaft and making contact with the enclosure. I tried tightening everything down once and that worked for a few days... but it's time to really sort this out.

As always, there will most assuredly be a certain amount of profanity, twisted metal and high-velocity blood spatter. I, in no way, advocate that anyone else attempt something like this.

Okay, I'm goin' in.

Whoa... 220 volts.

Step 1... make sure juice to furnace is turned off at main panel...


28 August 2009

Some day...

...my Prince, er... flu... will come...
The problem with dire warnings, though, is that the complacency scientists are in part trying to break may be caused by the very studies they tout – the crying wolf syndrome.

The avian bird flu predictions in 2005 included estimates of millions dead. Worldwide, 282 people died.

In Tuesday's report, released by President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the 90,000 deaths figure was couched as a "possibility" rather than a prediction.

Annually, about 36,000 Americans die of the regular flu, according to CDC estimates.

27 August 2009

Apparently, the first woman you drown...

...is totally deductible.


RELATED: Via Ghost of a Flea
"The Left Sure Is Mad at Andrew Breitbart for some of the things he's Tweeted about the death of Ted Kennedy. It's almost as if Andrew got drunk and drove off a bridge or something."


Yeah, poor ol' Ted Kennedy... what did he ever do to deserve this, huh?

See, over in the leftosphere... dissent is not allowed. Just stick to the party line please.

And hey, Stooge... what's with the picture of Yasir Arafat in your header? I don't get you guys at all.


Every once in a blue moon...

...the Big Karmic Ball takes a fortuitous bounce...
A woman kidnapped as an 11-year-old girl nearly two decades ago from outside her South Lake Tahoe home surfaced Wednesday when she and the couple now accused of snatching her walked into a Concord police station, authorities said today.
This is all the more miraculous, because it sounds like Phillip Craig Garrido, Jaycee Dugard's alleged abductor is every parent's worst nightmare.


UPDATE: Yup... a nightmare
A woman who was snatched from a bus stop as an 11-year-old child in 1991 turned up Thursday after being held for the past 18 years in isolation in a backyard compound by a convicted sex offender who fathered two children with her, police said.

Systemically Racist Toronto Police...

...once again harassing unfortunate little child soldiers...
A 15-year-old boy is scheduled to appear in court today, accused of a daylight shooting that saw bullets fly across a busy northwest Toronto street.

Investigators allege the teen was walking along Sheppard Ave. W., just east of Jane St., when he made "derogatory gestures" toward a teenaged boy and two young men standing outside a Toronto Community Housing complex across the street just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Toronto Police Const. Wendy Drummond said today.

He is then accused of pulling out a gun and firing off six or seven shots toward the trio, across four lanes of traffic, striking an 18-year-old man in the leg, Drummond said.

The teen, who was already facing charges before the courts and can't be named because of his age, was arrested that evening on several charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, several gun-related charges and failing to comply with bail and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Hey Dalton, as a purportedly staunch...

...Roman Catholic, I've just gotta know... how does your spiritual leader, the Pope... feel about all this?
-- TORONTO -- Premier Dalton McGuinty says he believes the Ontario government should be in the baby-making business.

IVF costs should be covered for women up to 42 years old, as well as for gay and single parents and those with HIV.
And heck, I almost forgot... what about Ontario taxpayers? Just another thing for all of us to think about... while we're grinding away the hours at the local hospital emergency room.


"When did Dalton's so-called faith ever get in the way of his politics?"

Is handing a megaphone...

...to a terrorist really a good idea?
-- ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- The governor of New Jersey and two lawmakers are protesting Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi's expected stay in the Garden State next month, saying families of the victims of the 1988 Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, shouldn't have to play host to the attackers' benefactor.

Gov. Jon Corzine , U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and U.S. Rep. John Adler, all Democrats, met Wednesday with families of the 38 victims who had lived in the northern New Jersey community of Englewood, where Qaddafi is planning to stay when he comes to address the opening of the U.N. General Assembly.

"Qaddafi is not welcome in New Jersey."
Of course, not everyone agrees...
The Obama administration has said it will keep in mind the "raw sensitivities" of the families of Lockerbie bombing victims as it tries to find a place for him.

26 August 2009

Creature from the PETA Lagoon

Anyone feel like a hotdog?
-- RICHMOND, Virginia -- An executive for an anti-animal cruelty group says her 16-year-old blind and deaf dog died after she accidentally left him in her hot car for four hours.

The National Weather Service says the temperature had reached 91 degrees (33 Celsius) by noon that day.

An especially Inconvenient Truth

Is it getting uncomfortably hot in here?
As for Gore’s prospects of becoming a billionaire, they rest entirely on one big bet: That government legislation will create the mandates that his businesses need to boom. Without those mandates, his businesses — few of which are viable in a traditional free market economy — will go bust.

As will the funds entrusted to him by the charities, endowments and pension funds seeking sustainable investments.

Legendary philandering, alcoholic...

...millionaire, who took over famous brother's Senate seat and ended up killing young female campaign worker... ah, screw it...
President Barack Obama, of whom he was an active supporter, said he was "heartbroken" to hear of his death.
Of course, there are always at least two sides to any story...
"I found it hard to believe the Senator had been in a major automobile accident. His face bore no traces of any marks. He never sat down or appeared in any kind of physical discomfort. If he had been injured, in shock, or confused, nothing of it lingered in our meeting, to my observation." -- Police Chief Dominick Arena

"Senator Kennedy killed that girl the same as if he put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger." -- George Killen, State Police Detective-Lieutenant

RELATED: Who is Teddy Kennedy?

Well, you could start with lying, hypocritical sack-o-shit...
When President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, Kennedy excoriated this decision asking: “Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law?"

"Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?”
And it doesn't stop there...
"For most of his life, until he married Victoria Reggie in 1992, Ted Kennedy's behavior oscillated between the constructive lawmaker and the destructive libertine, the devoted father and the shamelessly unfaithful husband," Klein writes.

"Naturally, no single psychological explanation could ever account for this ever-changing, kaleidoscopic behavior."

LAST WORD: Poor Teddy... they knew him well
Kennedy also abused his wife in many other ways, according to Chellis. She quotes Joan as saying, “I was nobody, nothing and not needed.”

One observer is quoted as saying that since Kennedy “was not a confronter of reality,” Joan, although she had the best medical help available, was left to deal with her alcoholism virtually on her own.

And the Senator, who some say seemed to invite press coverage of his wife’s drinking problem, once allegedly asked a friendly journalist at Hyannis Port if she would like to see Joan. He led the journalist out the back door and pointed to a car where his wife was passed out in the back seat.

A real profile in courage, right?

Man... who'da thunk it?

Place full'a geriatric stoners boltin' shit onna trucks... realises lifelong dream...
Gray said that Oshawa generated 14,000 votes for a Kiss show, whereas Toronto only lodged about 5,000.

"We won fair and square," said Gray. "We had motivated citizens who really want to see a Kiss concert come to Oshawa, and it now appears we're going to have that concert after all."
T-shirt/head shops... now reportedly Oshawa's second largest industry... are said to be in an ordering frenzy.


25 August 2009

McDreamy Administration...

...considering options... "time out" and a "stern talking to" reportedly still on the table...
"The celebration of his return was extremely disturbing, and we have made it quite clear to the Libyan government - both publicly and privately - that we're going to be watching very closely how they receive this man."
Of course... not everyone is as critical as myself.


RELATED: Meanwhile... back at the ranch


LAST WORD: Celestial P2P
"The announcement came before the annual GodCon trade show in Las Vegas, where Obama gave a product demo of the iGod health care rationing device, the first of what he said would be "many development projects" between US Government and God."

"He encouraged independent God developers to support the closed-source iGod / iGov health care platform, warning that 'woe be unto the unlicensed app developer, for he shall be smote by a vengeful hail of ACORNs'."

It's not the destination that matters...

...it's the journey...
A fallen soldier from the Big River First Nation will be remembered as a brave role model and loving father.

United States Army Sgt. Darby Morin, 25, died early Saturday when the driver of the vehicle he was travelling in lost control, causing a rollover near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, according to information provided to the Prince Albert Daily Herald.

Morin was the nephew of Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations vice-chief Lyle Whitefish.
He will be remembered.


RELATED: Compare & contrast


LAST WORD: Another blow for Big River
An Edmonton-based soldier is dead after a vehicle crash in Saskatchewan.

Pte. Kyle Whitehead, Third Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, was travelling south through the main intersection of Grid 793 and Deep Lake road on the the Big River First Nation when the single-vehicle crash occurred.

24 August 2009

Don't be standing under any...

...windows at Stornoway...
Ipsos pollster Darrell Bricker said the Liberals would be better advised to hold their fire and give Ignatieff, a former journalist and Harvard academic who returned to Canada to run for Parliament in the 2006 election, more time to build a national profile.

Shooting in Scarborough...

...must be Monday...
-- TORONTO -- A 33-year-old man is recovering in hospital after he was shot in a north Scarborough apartment building this morning, Toronto Police say.

The victim was taken to Sunnybrook hospital with at least two gunshot wounds after making his way out of the 20 Stonehill Court building, near Warden and Finch Aves., where he flagged down a taxi just after 5:30 a.m., Sgt. John Stevens said.

One suspect was seen fleeing the building, but only a vague description was given.
...or maybe Tuesday...
Around 3 a.m., residents on Angela Court, near Markham Rd. and Golden Ave., reported hearing several gunshots.

Police are looking for a man they believe fled north after the shooting and may have taken a taxi from Markham to Toronto.

He's described as black, 25 or 26, about six-feet tall, 165 lbs., wearing dark clothing and a baseball hat.
In other big city "crime is down" news... remember when you were a kid... and people were snatched off the streets at gunpoint?
For one, the day Muhammad-Haroon went missing, he was planning to leave the country to visit family living abroad. But, typically an individual facing criminal charges is not allowed to leave the province.

UPDATE: That Furqan, what a kidder...
Toronto police said Tuesday evening that the 22-year-old has been charged with public mischief and will be appearing in court in Toronto on Wednesday morning.

"After further investigation, no abduction occurred as reported," police said.

Muhammad-Haroon has been described by family and friends as a young man of fine character.

RELATED: One for the good guys
Police say they have made an arrest in the July 25 shooting death of a man outside a popular Annex nightspot.

Sgt. Paul Sweenie of the Toronto Police Service's 14 Division told ctvtoronto.ca on Tuesday evening that police had someone in custody at the division offices and would be releasing more information shortly.

Asked if it was the suspect in the case, 22-year-old Marvin Jarrett, Sweenie said, "I believe so."

Perhaps the community isn't as...

...organised as it could be...
The trail of guns led from Chicago to Guelph where a year ago a coked-up man went berserk and fired shots into his neighbour’s apartment and car.

Then it continued to Ottawa where, just before last Christmas, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot after answering a knock on an apartment door.

A month later, in Vaughan near Weston and Rutherford Roads, three residents were held hostage at gunpoint during a home invasion. Two men pleaded guilty to the crime last month.

These incidents are seemingly unrelated, except they all involved firearms that trace back to Ugur Yildiz, the former owner of a Chicago gun shop and shooting range who admits smuggling 234 firearms into Canada three years ago.

Yildiz, a 39-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Turkey, pleaded guilty in March under the Arms Export Control Act.

Duty, honour, country

Is there nothing you can't buy... in Iraq?
-- BAGHDAD -- Attackers paid $10,000 to get a bomb-laden truck past checkpoints and next to the Iraqi Finance Ministry in last week's attacks, one of the suspected masterminds said in a confession broadcast yesterday.

He said attackers paid $10,000 to a facilitator who knew the Iraqi security forces manning the checkpoints on the roads from Muqdadiyah to the Finance Ministry, Ibrahim said.

23 August 2009

Dear Occupant...

...this is to inform you that you have the clap...
The Brazilian Health Ministry has created a Web site to let people inform partners they've got a sexually transmitted disease via an emailed virtual postcard.

One of the cards shows a young man reclining in his underwear. It reads: "Hi! I don't know if this is the best way to tell you, but I've learned that I have an STD."
Our modern world.


Too bad they can't heal...

...any of those pesky dead people...
Two convicted murderers who walked away from a Manitoba native healing lodge earlier this week are back in custody

Bernard and Stonechild were both serving indeterminate sentences for second-degree murder — Bernard for a 1983 killing in Edmonton, Stonechild for a 2001 Edmonton killing.

The reserve where they were recaptured is about 200 kilometres from the healing lodge they left.

22 August 2009

Dear Muammar

Gordon Brown faced fresh questions tonight after it emerged that he discussed with Colonel Gaddafi detailed conditions for the Lockerbie bomber's return nearly six weeks ago, while senior Labour figures warned of an economic backlash from angry Americans "costing our country dear".

RELATED: Tough on terror

President McDreamy lets it all hang out...
“I think it was highly objectionable,” U.S. President Barack Obama told reporters at the White House, referring to the welcome Mr. al-Megrahi received.

Just a humble "Community Organiser"...

...with some pretty unsavoury friends...
Tony Rezko, court records show, had a net worth of $53 million in 2003 -- the same year LaSalle Bank gave him a $5 million-plus mortgage for his mansion in Wilmette.

If the walls could talk, they'd tell stories about the parties Rezko threw there, including campaign fund-raisers for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and President Obama.

Now, with Rezko behind bars and his business empire destroyed, the 8,596-square-foot home went on the auction block Monday after being foreclosed upon in May.

Nobody wanted it.

Belleville - the good news is...

...police are cleaning up the streets...
A 26-year-old Belleville woman is the latest person charged as Belleville Police target the city’s sex trade.

Police said a woman was arrested after soliciting an undercover officer downtown just after 2 a.m. She was released after promising to appear in court.
The bad news though... apparently the cops all get weekends off...
Though police said earlier this week they will release the names of all parties involved in prostitution cases, the woman’s name and court date were not immediately available and police could not be reached for comment Saturday.

21 August 2009


..."Operation Shoot Myself in the Face" in... three, two, one...
The basic theme is that Islamic slavery — to the extent it was bad at all (and it's not really clear that Elmasry thinks it was) — was an enlightened, almost consensual, win-win exercise in regional multiculturalism.

In his characteristically absurd elevation of Islam over Christianity, he makes no mention of the fact that religious Christians led the abolition movement in the West — while slavery persisted wholesale in the Arab world until late in the 20th century, and still survives in parts of Islamic Africa, including Sudan.

This is coming from a moron who still thinks women should be personal property.

I'll take my western philosophy and human rights of the common man any day over middle ages twap.

An emerging Canadian tradition

Investigate, my arse... get me a lawyer...
-- TORONTO -- A Canadian woman who was stranded for months in Kenya over false claims that she was an impostor is suing Ottawa for $2.5 million for her ordeal.
And regardless of all the talk of litigation... the investigation will proceed.
Sources say the ongoing probe, by the Foreign Affairs and Public Safety departments, will be wide-ranging and cover more than the controversial May 28 letter Khadour wrote that opened the door to Kenyan authorities to prosecute Mohamud, 31, before she was able to prove her identity with a DNA test.
Despite the best efforts of the opposition and the media to portray this as more "systemic racism" at the behest of the federal government... this situation appears to have come about largely as the result of the actions of one Canadian diplomat.

And presumably, there would have to be more conclusive evidence than a bad passport picture.
"Please be advised that we have carried out conclusive investigations including an interview and have confirmed that the person brought to the Canadian High Commission on suspicion of being an impostor is not the rightful holder of the aforementioned passport," the letter stated.
Apparently, Ms. Khadour now has a "team of lawyers"... who, presumably, are also not interested in the money...
One of her lawyers, Julian Falconer, called her ordeal “Kafkaesque.”

An inquiry must be called to investigate whether Mohamud's race and culture played a role in how she was treated, said Falconer, who represented Maher Arar in his lawsuit against Ottawa.

“If a Caucasian person had been in Suaad's position in Kenya, would she have received the callous and reckless treatment she did?” he said.
I dunno Julian... maybe you could ask Bill Sampson.


20 August 2009

The Greater Toronto Area...

...the fun never stops...
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a Toronto man wanted in a Mississauga murder.

Andres David Buritica-Marin, 25, was shot to death on June 2. Peel Region officers had been called to an apartment building on Shipp Drive just after 10pm that night. When they arrived, they found Buritica-Marin in a vehicle behind the complex.

Investigators believe it may have been a drug deal gone wrong. Now, they’re looking for a man wanted for second-degree murder.

Kevin Johnson, 32, is considered armed and dangerous.

RELATED: Arnold... think of the savings...

...if you just disbanded the police force...
He acknowledged the political risk lawmakers face when voting for a plan that would result in the release of thousands of inmates, but “the whole prison system is collapsing and we are losing control over the system.”

Remember all the fuss...

...the media and the opposition parties were making about visa requirements for Czechs and Mexicans?
Prior to 2007, Czech nationals were previously required to have visas when visiting Canada.

But since the restriction was lifted, the number of Czechs filing refugee claims soared to roughly 3,000 last year, compared to just five in all of 2005 when the earlier visa rule was still in effect.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has accused some Czech citizens of abusing Canada's generous asylum system by jumping the immigration queue and entering Canada basically as economic migrants.

He said that on average, each refugee claim costs Canadian taxpayers $29,000.
Now 3,000 claims times $29,000 equals... oh my gawd!!!!

That, of course, doesn't even include the cost of housing and feeding 3000 refugees. And that is only Czechs.

So, the net effect of the Conservative government imposing a visa requirement... has been what?
The number of refugee claims from Czech citizens was reduced to just three in the 30 days since July 16, compared to the 155 claims made in the two weeks prior to the policy taking effect.

“The action has met the policy objective of significantly reducing the number of asylum claims,” he said.

“That has relieved some of the pressure on the refugee system.”
What's that Iggy?

I can't hear you.


How does that song go?

"The lead-painted children's toys... are our future..."
-- BEIJING -- More than 1,300 children have been sickened in a lead poisoning case in China’s central Hunan province, the second such case involving a large number of children in the past month, state media said Thursday.

The official Xinhua News Agency said 1,354 children who lived near a manganese processing plant in Wenping township were diagnosed as having excessive lead in their blood.
Hmmm... that sounds so familiar.


19 August 2009

Belleville lives up to its motto...

..."the friendly city"...
Belleville police made good on a year-old promise Tuesday by naming two individuals charged with communicating for the purpose of prostitution.

Marie Rouleau, 42, and John Young, 40, both of Belleville, face charges following an incident in the city's downtown Sunday night. The pair were arrested shortly after 10 p. m. on Pinnacle Street.

Both were handed October court dates before being released.

Prostitution has become a problem in Belleville over the past year with at least 12 charges being laid over the course of six months in 2008.

LAST WORD: In other genitalia-related news
Jim Hillier is seeking residents' signatures in hopes of persuading city council to change its current adult entertainment establishment bylaw which recognizes the former Doc's Palace as a strip club.

Council reinstated the bylaw, which had expired, earlier this month. City staff is reviewing the document and may recommend the property at the corner of Station and Bettes streets have its designation removed.

Socialised medicine...

...it's about procedures... not results...
Coroners are refusing to test for an infection which causes vCJD - despite government pleas that it could help protect the public, the BBC has learnt.

The Coroners' Society of England and Wales has told officials that if they were to request consent from relatives to carry out research it would compromise their neutrality and breach the trust they have built up with the public.

Tuesday's CTV Moonbat Moment

I'm betting you had no idea Lloyd Robertson was an ardent animal lover.

Anyway... during Tuesday night's CTV news broadcast there was a story on someone running around shooting feral horses. Not nice... but let's face it... not on the scale of, say... hundreds of people being buried alive by an avalanche, or the earlier story about a murdered 12 year-old boy.

So, after the bit had run and the camera came back to Lloyd... he shook his head gravely, looked earnestly into the camera... and mournfully uttered the word "shameful."

Now I've never seen Lloyd, or any other tv talking head for that matter, do anything remotely like this. I mean, he remained totally unmoved by the earth-shaking deaths of Eunice Shriver and even Michael Jackson.

He certainly didn't do it for any of the 37 people who were brutally murdered in Toronto this year.

I dunno... did PETA finally get a leg up on Lemming Lloyd?


Hey, Toronto...

You don't actually have to go out clubbin'... to take a walk on the wild side...
A gunshot rang out at Coxwell subway station during the evening rush hour today after a struggle between two men in what police suspect may have been a robbery.

Police were called just before 6 p.m. to the station where the two males involved had already fled the scene and no one is believed to be hurt.

RELATED: His own website and everything

Mohamud Hagi is livin' the dream...
Mohamud Abukar Hagi, 26, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for the first-degree murder of Luis Ascosta-Escobar.

In the hours after the murder, Hagi apparently fled Windsor by paying a cab to drive him back to his home turf on Dixon Rd. in Toronto.

18 August 2009

I hear they're gonna go with...

..."colder than an ex-wife's heart"...
-- TORONTO -- Molson-Coors Canada is taking down billboard ads in British Columbia that take a jab at Toronto residents.

The ad for Coors Light beer declares the beer is "Colder Than Most People From Toronto."

"All Toronto radio talk shows and TV stations were talking about it. You can't buy publicity like that."

Just something to remember...

...the next time Lloyd, or the CBC quotes some raggedy-ass "Holy Warrior" about NATO atrocities, or Israeli overkill... they invariably lie...
The chief spokesman for the Taliban in Pakistan, who was arrested on Monday, has confirmed that the group's leader is dead, Pakistani officials have said.
Once again, the jihadis get caught with their hand in the big media cookie jar.
Earlier on Saturday, Hakimullah Mehsud had told reporters by telephone that Baitullah Mehsud was in good health and would soon appear in the media to prove that he was alive.
It's a kind of toddler thing, sticking to their outlandish party line despite all evidence to the contrary... knowing that the fuzzy-bunny media has to feed the nonstop 24 hour news cycle... and hoping that the actual facts get buried somewhere down the road.

Like the Pallywood nonsense, where "Green Helmet Guy" ran around in a refrigerated truck salting bombed out buildings with the same dead bodies... so local AP stringers could build up a nice "war crimes" portfolio.

And the legendary "Magic Bullet Woman."
The woman in the photo—Uncle Jimbo notes that she looks like the same woman—makes a very similar claim, holding up bullets that she claims hit her house.

And they very well may have hit her house, if the were tossed or kicked in that direction, but it is quite obvious that bullets still in their cartridge casings have never been fired by a gun.
The media, of course, in all these instances didn't choose to ask ANY questions... the infamous... "if it bleeds, it leads."

Wake up folks... and smell the real jihad. The glorious revolution that's being piped right into your livingroom.

On the bright side it looks as though there's a chance to get some real intel here. Ironically, I betcha these guys are praying that they'll be handed over to the CIA and whisked away to Guantanamo... where a little water-boarding and sleep deprivation would be a relative walk in the park.
Maulvi Omar was arrested in the Mohmand tribal area while travelling to South Waziristan, near the Afghan border. Mr Omar was the second prominent Taliban figure to be arrested in 24 hours.

Qari Saifullah, a commander affiliated to Harkat Jihad-e-Islami, was detained while being treated at a private hospital in Islamabad, officials said, reportedly after being wounded in a missile strike.
The sad, ugly reality here is, after 6 hours in a room with Pakistani interrogators, these two will be ready to confess to killing ALL the Kennedys. Sadly, there are precious few "charter rights" in the dark recesses of a Karachi prison cell.

And please... cry me a river... it's no more brutal than what the Taliban do to their prisoners... or anyone who opposes them in any way.

And so it goes.


RELATED: The first thing we do...

...is hang all the lawyers...
If the CBA had a general policy of demanding the return of Canadians caught in trouble overseas, its Khadr fetish wouldn't stand out so garishly.

But the CBA doesn't do that.

In fact, when it comes to the world's worst regimes, the CBA isn't just silent -- it participates in their PR rehabilitation.

Yeah... it's tempting, my friend...

...but I think I'm just gonna stick with "Big Pharma" on this one...
Last month, a Dene healer called for the medical community to consider traditional medicine when dealing with the swine flu pandemic. "Let us combine our medicines together,'" Besha Blondin, a healer from Déline, N.W.T., urged.

"We need to kind of establish a partnership process for … Western medicine system as well as the traditional."
Well, Besha... maybe, for starters... you could take care of the homeless 10 year-olds littering Iqaluit streets... then work on improving western medical practices in the rest of the country...
Stephen Harper says the photos of two young boys sleeping overnight next to outdoor garbage cans in Iqaluit are a “terrible, tragic story” that shows social challenges are still too prevalent in Canada.

“It's real. It's not unusual and that's really what's going on,” Iqaluit councillor Glenn Williams said when asked about the photos of the two boys. “It's embarrassing.


While we're at it... let's call in a consultant from the "Pauchay Childcare Institute."
"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."

Source: Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2002. Ottawa: Health Canada.

Anyone else find it ironic that the left, which wants us to believe every scientific fact when it comes to global warming (even when it might not really BE a fact), will continually push for "traditional" medicine of dubious scientific merit?

17 August 2009

From the folks who brought you...

...lead-painted baby toys...
Hundreds of people angry about the lead poisoning of their children attacked a metal smelting plant suspected of causing the problem.

About 100 police officers were sent to Shaanxi province's Changqing township after villagers broke into the smelting plant Monday.

The attack comes after medical tests revealed at least 615 children in two nearby villages have excessive levels of lead in their blood. These children live near the Dongling Lead and Zinc Smelting Company plant.
Yup... that's some economic miracle.
A Chinese government report says the number of birth defects in the country has risen by almost forty percent since 2001. Officials are linking the rise to China's worsening environmental degradation, as Claudia Blume reports from Hong Kong.

SIDENOTE: 13:45EST - Mrs Neo is listening to CBC

Apparently there is currently an epidemic (70,000 per year) of young boys being kidnapped and sold in China.

I got nuthin'.


Dying with Dignity

You wanna kill yourself, dude... what's wrong with barbiturates and a bottle of single-malt?
-- TORONTO -- A 27-year-old man is still clinging to life in hospital after plunging from the top of a second-floor escalator late yesterday.

Toronto Police said the man had climbed on top of the escalator railing inside 10 Dundas St. E. around 11:40 p.m.

"By all accounts, we have a 27-year-old who was attempting to ride the hand rail of an escalator...and fell," Const. Wendy Drummond said. "He fell down to the floor.
I'm still shaking my head over reports of the apparently intoxicated Toronto man... who committed suicide-by-dumbass...
Police are trying to figure out what prompted a partially naked man to jump into a downtown Toronto fountain head first early Sunday morning.

The man was pronounced dead after emergency crews found him floating in the water with no vital signs.

RELATED: Speaking of dying...

Police have finally identified Toronto's 37th homicide victim as 34 year-old Bishen Golaub.


I'm from the government...

...I'm here to save you...
"The trouble isn't that Obama 'wants to pull the plug on grandma.'"

"It's that under socialized medicine (which I happen to live under, and you don't)... Grandma might not get plugged in in the first place."
And, let's face it... it isn't just Grandma we have to worry about.

Now, I'm just spitballin' here... but the next time I walk into an emergency room with a sick fevered child... it'd be nice to not spend seven and a half hours waiting to see a doctor.

That's when I'll start singin' the praises of government-run healthcare.


FROM THE COMMENTS: Ask an actual doctor
"Then in the kids less than 3 months, or just sick looking kids it can be meningitis, encephalitis, or sepsis all of which can be treated and have a decent chance of preventing permanent damage if treated rapidly. The only way to prevent it is by immediate treament with antibiotics or antivirals."

"When I see a fevered kid on the chart rack I take him first. If it is a simple viral thing he goes home fast and I don't have to listen to screaming."

"If it is a serious issue then I either save someone's life and/or prevent permanent damage."

For all the systemic racism...

...we keep hearing about... it's sure a popular place to end up...
As many as four children a week are showing up without parents or loved ones at Niagara Falls border crossings to file refugee claims to stay in Canada, U.S. immigration workers say.

And some suspect unscrupulous consultants could be behind the scheme to send child refugees here for a hefty fee so that one day they can sponsor their parents.

More than 1,000 children filed claims at Canadian borders from 2000 to 2004, according to a 2007 study.
Anybody remember the fake wedding scam?


16 August 2009

Just another reason why...

...Afghanistan so desperately needs a western-style democracy...
An Afghan bill allowing a husband to starve his wife if she refuses to have sex has been published in the official gazette and become law.

The original version obliged Shia women to have sex with their husbands every four days at a minimum, and it effectively condoned rape by removing the need for consent to sex within marriage.

Now an amended version of the same bill has passed quietly into law with the apparent approval of President Karzai.
And let's remember folks... that Karzai is actually a pretty pro-western guy as Afghanis go. Nevertheless, he is indelibly tainted by links to opium smuggling warlords and odious stuff like this legislation.

Of course, you have to consider the alternative...
The word spread fast: anyone caught voting in the presidential election will have his finger — the one inked for the ballot — cut off.
It kinda comes down to, "Who do you want drivin' the crazy bus?"

Just try imagine what this country was like before western intervention.
"Improvements in medical care since the Taliban fell five years ago have led to a marked decrease in Afghanistan's infant mortality rates - 40,000 fewer infant deaths a year."
Scary, scary stuff.


RELATED: Canada... a sexist hellhole

Let's start up a fund-raising drive to send Sheila Copps to Afghanistan... where she can spread her magical, fuzzy-bunny fairy dust.


Another Hogtown drive-by...

...must be Sunday.
-- TORONTO -- There has been another drive-by shooting in the city, leaving one victim shot in the stomach.

It happened just before 3 p.m., Sunday, on Mount Olive Drive in the Kipling-Finch area.

UPDATE: Dead and gone
Toronto’s latest homicide victim met his fate under the blazing sun yesterday, outside a housing complex where another man was shot less than two weeks earlier.

When the ambulance arrived at Sunnybrook hospital, the man, suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso, didn’t have a pulse. He was pronounced dead shortly after.
In other "crime is down" news...
Two armed young men are being sought after two hours of carjackings and robberies in Toronto early yesterday morning.

UPDATE: Toronto cops bag two
Toronto police have arrested two men in a daylight shooting death near Kipling Avenue and Finch Avenue on Sunday.

Christopher Sheriffe, 19, and Awet Asfaha, 24, both of Toronto, were arrested late Sunday night and charged with first-degree murder.

Ah yes... Chicago, Illinois

That's the place they've got all those "community organisers" isn't it...
The two largest public school systems in Illinois are under scrutiny, with federal prosecutors investigating links between important admissions decisions and political clout.

The University of Illinois and the Chicago Public School system are involved in separate cases that involve possible manipulation of the admissions process by state power brokers, which in the university case, includes disgraced former governor Rod Blagojevich and convicted influence dealer Tony Rezko.

Between 2003 and 2007, for example, the college of law wrongly admitted about 24 politically-connected applicants in exchange for scholarship money, according to the report.
Hmmm... Tony Rezko... that sounds so familiar.


They don't fear the law...

...they don't fear the police... maybe they need to learn to fear their "victims"...
-- HARLEM -- The place may have looked like an easy mark, a high-cash business with an owner in his 70s, known as a gentle, soft-spoken man.

Mr. Augusto, whom neighborhood friends call Gus, rose from a chair 20 to 30 feet away and took out a loaded Winchester 12-gauge pump-action shotgun with a pistol-grip handle. The police said he bought it after a robbery 30 years ago.
And talk about transformative justice...
The first shot took down the gunman at the front. He died almost immediately, according to the police, who said he was 29 and had been arrested for gun possession in Queens last year and was the nephew of a police officer.

Mr. Augusto’s other two blasts hit all three accomplices, who stumbled out the door, bleeding.

The names of the men who were shot — two dead and two wounded — were not immediately released by the authorities.

UPDATE: Taking care of his employees
After the employee was struck, Mr. Augusto picked up his shotgun and fired it three times.

The employee, who goes by J.B. said, “Better him with a tag on his toe than my mother planning a funeral for me.”

LAST WORD: Police Commissioner weighs in...
"He certainly had a right under the law to defend himself, defend his co-workers. It looks like his co-worker could have been seriously injured or perhaps killed."

15 August 2009

Suaad Mohamud - the untold story

Hmmm... perhaps it wasn't the Conservative brownshirts after all...
Leading the pack in this regard has been the Toronto Star's Christopher Hume who, as already noted, uncorked an unhinged rant citing the episode as evidence that Canada has become an "apartheid" state.

But who is the Canadian Vice Consul in Kenya — the Canadian government's main actor on this case, and the person who allegedly persuaded the Kenyans to lock Mohamud up?

Following the logic of Hume, one would assume she is some neo-Nazi thug who Harper picked up off the streets of Calgary and dispatched to Africa with instructions to keep the blacks out of our backyards.

Oops: As highlighted in the following Muslim Canadian Congress press release, turns out the woman is a female Egyptian-Canadian bureaucrat.

In other words — to the entirely unproven extent we are dealing with any kind of racial animus at all — what we are allegedly confronting is not White-on-black racism, but Arab-on-black racism (the same kind of racism behind the extermination of hundreds of thousands of blacks in Darfur).

Arabs vs. blacks? Not quite as sexy as "apartheid," is it Mr. Hume?

"And here I thought Harper reviewed the vacation travel plans of all Canadians."

RELATED: Hey, no big deal...

...just blame it on Stephen Harper...
That's what Michael Ignatieff is doing.

Hmmm... does accusing someone of being a racist qualify as an "attack ad"?



Since being outed, nasty little Bobby has been keeping his head down. I'm actually a little surprised he isn't trying to blame this one on the Jews.
And, of course, who would be on board with CC's misogyny and anti-semitism... that paragon of social justice... Deputy Dawg.

LAST WORD: A law suit... yeah, I'm shocked
Boulakia also dismissed comments by Lucas Naikuni, a Kenyan lawyer, who said in Nairobi on Friday that Mohamud would be taking legal action against the Canadian government, the Kenyan government and KLM.

When asked if his client might pursue legal action in Canada, Boulakia would only say, "At this point I want her to get medical care and then I'm going to be having discussions with her."

Tonight's CTV Moonbat Moment

I'm beginning to see why Steve Paikin wanted to fly solo.

Paula Todd has moved over to CTV and on tonight's episode of W5, is crying a river in support of compulsive degenerate gamblers.

Apparently, according to Paula & CTV... it's the government's responsibility to keep these irresponsible dumbsticks out of racetracks and casinos. There's even some dufus who put himself on an exclusion list and successfully sued the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Commission for not saving him... from himself.

Whatever happened to personal responsibility?

I truly fear for my country.


FROM THE COMMENTS: Speaking of Moonbattery...
"They have a gender-neutral washroom for those that don’t feel comfortable using a gender-specific one. This was announced by their anti-harassment committee co-chairs."

Making Allah proud...

...one bloody, death-dealing explosion at a time...
Bloodied and dazed Afghans wandered the street after Saturday's blast, which rattled the capital and sent a black plume of smoke skyward. Children – many of whom congregate outside the NATO gate to sell gum to Westerners – were among the wounded. Windows of nearby antique shops were shattered and blood smeared the ground.

The Taliban claimed responsibility and said the target was the NATO headquarters and the U.S. Embassy some 150 yards (meters) down the street.

RELATED: Good ol' Commie Bob...
"I am taking this opportunity today to plead with the Canadian government that they stop the legal wrangling and ask the United States to bring Mr. Khadr home," said Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae.
And where's Iggy on this one... shouldn't he be trumpeting this horrible injustice from the Liberal ramparts too?

Meanwhile, here in Canada... Robert Latimer gets stepped on yet again.


The capricious and unknowable...

...Will of Allah...
The leader of a radical Islamist group involved in a shootout with Hamas in Gaza is one of at least 22 people killed in the raid, reports say.

Hamas fighters on Friday fired rocket-propelled grenades at Ibn-Taymiyah mosque, where at least 100 Jund Ansar Allah supporters were holed up. About 120 people were injured, with some in a critical condition.
Here's a thought... just try to imagine the trouble Israel would be in... if these idiots didn't actually spend most of their time trying to kill each other.


14 August 2009

Crime is down, my arse

All those homicide numbers really mean... is that Toronto has amazing paramedics... and a thousand Vin Diesel wannabes...
-- TORONTO -- Police are still seeking one gunman after a 25-year-old Toronto man was arrested yesterday for shooting a man outside of a mid-rise complex area with families and children nearby.

The victim, Zabiullah Mojaddedi, 22, intervened in a robbery in front of 47 Gilder Dr. near Eglinton Avenue East shortly after 8 p.m. on Aug. 5. Police say two suspects tried to rob two of Mr. Mojaddedi's acquaintances.

Today, Tristan Lall appeared briefly in court, charged with first-degree murder. The second suspect is described as a black male who is 5'4 to 5'6 with a medium build and collar-length hair worn in braids.
But, but, but... I don't understand... wasn't this guy under a lifetime ban from possessing weapons? Why... he's just not playing by the rules!!!!

It is important to note that, whatever the current number of homicides are in Toronto... there have been over 150 shootings and over 200 victims to date.

Again... if it wasn't for Level III paramedics and all these assholes turning their cheap-ass Saturday Night Specials' sideways, like in their favourite rap video... the carnage would be much, much worse.


RELATED: Who's zoomin' who?


LAST WORD: They shoot seniors, don't they?
-- TORONTO -- A 72-year-old man is in hospital after a drive-by shooting in the city's west end today.

The man was sitting on his porch south of Black Creek Dr. and Weston Rd. when he was shot in the leg around 5:30 p.m., Toronto Police Sgt. Larry Cowl said