31 March 2010

From the guy who brought you...

..."Why, oh why... can't we rise above the politics of personal insult in Parliament?"...
Michael Ignatieff launched an aggressive attack on status of women minister Helena Guergis today, saying that she’s a liar and doesn’t deserve to be in cabinet.
Nice. You kiss Ralph Goodale with that mouth?


"Maybe she should take Iggy to the HRC, she was insulted, called a liar with no proof. If a lesbian can be insulted by a comics remarks, why not a Minister of the Crown."

"And she should hire Ezra to take it on."

Nothin' like makin' that...

...crazy ol' cat lady look good.


RELATED: Speaking of ick
"If there's one thing you don't want to bring home to your house, it's these little bastards. They are very much like quarter-inch-long vampires."

"And I'm talking about the old-school scary-assed vampires, not the new sparkly emo ones with the fucked-up hair and the feelings."

"We had a bedbug infestation this winter. Nasty little bastards. $700 for the exterminator, a month of total household disruption, laundering EVERYTHING and then buying bedbug covers for all the beds. Replaced one bed. Total cost about $2K."

Remember when you were 16...

...you had a beef with somebody... out came the weapons?

Yeah... me neither.
-- OSHAWA -- A Grade 11 student slain outside his school Tuesday was remembered as a friendly athlete whose only enemy was the young man accused of killing him.

An 18-year-old classmate was arrested nearby "within minutes" and was expected to appear in court Wednesday morning.
Our modern world.


RELATED: Who killed "zero tolerance"?

I'll give you a hint... IT WASN'T that evil neocon Mike Harris...
"The Liberal government’s Bill 212 was in response to a complaint launched by the Ontario Human Rights Commission regarding the extent to which "racialized students" and "students with disabilities" were unfairly treated through the zero tolerance approach to student discipline."
Students with "disabilities"? You mean people who can't recognise that stabbing someone is a bad thing? Whaddaya call folks like that?

Oh yeah... sociopaths.

And would a "zero tolerance" policy have made any difference here? It sure sounds like it...
Erin McDonagh, who later brought flowers to the bus shelter, which quickly became a makeshift memorial, said it was common knowledge at school that the suspect carried a knife.
But heck, you're probably thinking... how often does some teenager get stabbed like this?

Well, as it turns out... that was the second one that day...
A 15-year-old boy was knifed late Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of St. Gertrude Separate Elementary School at 815 Ceremonial Dr., near McLaughin and Eglinton.
But don't tell Premier McSlippery anything like that.

There's no such thing as "a bad boy" in Dalton's new socialist paradise.


UPDATE: Teen killer id'd
18-year-old Jacques Amakon was charged with second-degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon during in a court appearance Wednesday morning.
The three assailants in the other stabbing are still on the loose.


LAST WORD: Meanwhile, just down the road
-- AJAX -- Two men have been arrested after a teen was repeatedly stabbed in the head last week in a violent street-level attack.

Ontario... just something to think about...

...while you're filling out this year's tax return..,
Ontario taxpayers are footing the bill for almost 219,000 new public sector workers who were added to the payroll in just over six years... when the current Dalton McGuinty government first gained power, according to Statistics Canada.

The Liberals, rebounding from the recession and with a projected deficit this year of almost $20 billion, has been touting a two-year public sector freeze to help stem the red ink.

Last year’s Salary Disclosure revealed that 53,572 Ontario public servants made more than $100,000 in 2008 — up 26% from the previous year.
And up another 19 percent this year.

That's why we call him McSlippery.

30 March 2010

I'm gonna go out on a limb here...

...and guess the boys down at Millhaven are gonna love this guy...
-- TORONTO -- The judge presiding over the third Jane Creba trial recalled the jury on Tuesday to clarify some of her previous instructions, including evidence about whether one of the defendants used to suck his thumb.
No big deal, huh... shoot a 15 year-old girl in the throat?

And puh-leese... don't gimme some shit about which asshole fired the fatal shot. You're there, you're blasting away & somebody dies... you're guilty.

Cold-blooded banger... let's see how you like playin' with the big dogs.

Easy guys... don't pull a think muscle

Hanoi Jane & her BFF Iggy... swing for the fence...
The opposition focus today is on the slap down by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the Conservative government’s failure to invite other Nordic nations to yesterday’s Arctic summit.
Oh, good grief... even the guy she's been married to for decades... doesn't take "Shrillary" this seriously... maybe because she's just as slick & slippery as he is.

So, Michael... policy-wise... we're gonna stick with, "I'm not Stephen Harper."

Hope you've got a Plan B.


UPDATE: Tonight's CTV Moonbat Moment

Count Floyd & chief Iggy cheerleader Bob Fife seem to have done a 180... and suddenly decided that bringing Canadian troops home by the 2011 deadline is a bad thing. They don't come right out & say that... but the inference is as subtle as an ice-cold toilet seat. They even brought in a British spokesman to say that Canadians should stay.

Apparently it's okay to kowtow to an American president as long as it's Barack Obama. And that Hillary Clinton? She's just one straight-talkin' (translation: she's demanding the Canadian government support abortion on demand) gal.

Amazing... they don't even pretend not to have an agenda.

The fuzzy-bunny legacy of...

...Saint Pierre Trudeau...
The intention of the proposed law is to reduce the substantial list of asylum seekers living Canada. The backlog of cases now sits at about 60,000.

There are about 38,000 claimants whose whereabouts are unknown.
Another essential piece of legislation... by that pesky Harper minority government. You know... like closing that dead-time loophole.

Try imagine what they could do with a majority.


RELATED: Not just Canada...
"To those migrants who think they can get away without making a contribution; without respecting our way of life; without honouring the values that make Britain what it is - I have only one message - you are not welcome."
Pay me now... or pay me later.

"Once upon a time"

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story...
Shrinks know all about myth creation, because most peoples' life stories are personal myths. These political myths, however, are deliberately constructed, mass ad hominen smears on millions - including me.

I do not mind non-violent political anger at all, but I do mind smears.
Funny how that works, huh?

Road to China's economic miracle...

...is paved with... oh... my... gawd...
-- BEIJING -- Bodies of 21 babies have been discovered in plastic bags in a river in eastern China and authorites suspect they were dumped there by local hospitals, state media reported Tuesday.

An initial investigation showed that eight of the 21 babies wore identification tags on their feet tracing them back to Jining Medical College Hospital in Shandong province, the according to the People’s Daily Web site.

The other 13 were unidentified.
I got nothin'.

Now, lemme break it down...

...for all you dumbasses who weren't smart enough to make it into Harvard...
“It’s pretty simple, folks. We changed Canadian politics this weekend and it’ll never be the same.” – Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff on Sunday, during his closing speech at the Canada 150 conference in Montreal.
Save us, oh wonderful Brainiac!

Bright lights, big city...

...traffic court, my ass...
A 35-year-old Scarborough motorist was stabbed repeatedly by a knife-wielding man during a bizarre road rage incident that started in rush-hour traffic Monday morning.

And although his wounds were initially thought to be life-threatening, the injured man is expected to survive

John Hoang, 28, of Toronto, is wanted for one count of aggravated assault. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.
And, apparently... psychotic.

29 March 2010

UPDATE: Guy Earle trial

No big surprise here...pretend court... pretend judge... what's an actual honest-to-goodness lawyer gonna do...
"I find this difficult because of my obligation as a lawyer to the courts. In 30 years of practice I've never been in a situation like this," said Miller, packing up his law bags.

"This is high-handed. I can't consent to it. I'd be consenting to an illegal process, so I have to leave."
More here.


UPDATE: It's not a legal procedure...

...it's a clusterfuck on mescaline
"I sat in the waiting room for a few minutes, as a Human Rights Tribunal employee explained that the room was full and that only those who had a “number” would be allowed in."

"How would one go about getting a number? He didn’t know. How appropriately Kafkaesque."
Dave's not here, man.


"These two women weren't being denied a job, health care, apartment or the right to adopt a dog. They screwed with a professional comedian and got their butts handed to them at a small club."
But, apparently, in Canada... hurt feelings equals big cash payout.


LAST WORD: We have the jurisprudence
"I'm not a lawyer but I'm pretty sure that ain't legal. Maybe they'll make Guy move to whatever jurisdiction they find him guilty in - say Germany circa 1938."
Shshhhh... don't give them any more ideas.

Step 1... take some high explosive...

...strap it to a couple of women, turning them into a variant of cruise missile... geez, that sounds so familiar...
-- MOSCOW -- According to the latest reports, the explosive devices were equivalent to 3 kg of TNT. Both blasts were staged in a much similar way. Both took place on subway stations, and not in the tunnels, the moment the passengers were walking in and out of the train.

Other measures are being taken to find out how the two female suicide bombers managed to get to their assigned places.
Well, thank goodness none of these folks have any reason to be angry at Cana... wait a minute...


UPDATE: Islamic terrorists take credit...

...on fancy-pants website. And hey, you lucky dawgs... there are job opportunities.

Make sure you visit and meet the management team.

"It's just not fair!!!"

Once again, the raucous rallying cry of the demented socialist loon...
The Renton colony has been harassed for the past half-dozen years by a pair of eagles that heron-watchers have dubbed Bonnie and Clyde.

"Herons have thin legs and sleek bodies. They're built for wading in shallow water and grabbing small marine animals," Krom said.

"Eagles have big, hooded bills and enormous talons with tremendous strength. They're built for ripping and shredding."

"Herons have no chance against an eagle."
Now... I'm sure that if the local rabbit population could talk, they'd say the same thing about the neighbourhood coyotes.

Unfortunately for the herons, rabbits and Seattle treehuggers... that's not how nature... or the world we live in... works.

So sorry, Peace Moonbeam... you can huff and you can puff... but no amount of rules & regulations are gonna level out all of life's many inequalities.


RELATED: In other "it's not fair" news
"I'm not homophobic or anti-lesbian," said Mr. Earle, in an interview. "I'm anti-heckler."
(via sda)


LAST WORD: In other "Full Moonbat" news...
"North Korea Leads the Way!!!"
Way to Go, Dear Leader!

28 March 2010

Brave New Peekaboo World

"We would never for a moment view with equanimity large numbers of masked men on our streets. But how quickly we’ve got used to walking around, say, Tower Hamlets in East London and seeing more fully covered women than you do in Amman."

UPDATE: Hmmm... I'm gonna guess...

...for the next little while, Burqa-clad women in Moscow, New York, London & Toronto... are gonna get all the personal space they need... especially on the subway.

Rhymes with Think-a-palooza

Iggy's very bad week... just splashed right into the crapper...
-- MONTREAL -- The federal Liberal party is “in danger of losing its soul” in terms of how it approaches the world, former Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler charged Sunday, ripping the party for pandering to special interests that harm its foreign policy and international reputation.

In a presentation he acknowledged was “blunt” and “rude,” Fowler said “it seems that Liberals today don’t stand for much in the way of principle.
Oh, man... those are pretty hurtful words.

Do I smell a "Human Rights" complaint?


RELATED: Of course, the Globe & Mail...

...decides that's not the really important thing...
"Robert Fowler attacks Ottawa’s inaction in Africa"

LAST WORD: Diagnosis: "Ivy Retardation"

So Michael... where exactly does it hurt?
The first disadvantage of an elite education, as I learned in my kitchen that day, is that it makes you incapable of talking to people who aren’t like you.

I’m not talking about curricula or the culture wars, the closing or opening of the American mind, political correctness, canon formation, or what have you. I’m talking about the whole system in which these skirmishes play out.
(h/t maggie's farm)

Uh, Colin, buddy... call me a whackjob...

...but I'm thinkin'... that might not be "the only problem"...
"The only problem is it can get rather hot if you are riding the moped and blast the flames when the wind is in the wrong direction."
Though I do admit, you've gotta admire the spirit behind this one.


UPDATE: Apparently, Colin has very poor...

..."impulse control".

27 March 2010

Entitled to his "Entitlements"

A rose by any other name...
The company hired Wallding International Inc., a lobbying firm then headed by former Liberal cabinet minister David Dingwall. A routine audit “uncovered evidence” of a contingency fee — paid upon successfully securing a contract.
Geez... that's not what the Rizzuto's would call it.
Dingwall could not be reached for comment Friday.
Yeah... I'm shocked.

"Mr. Speaker..."

"...the member has raised a very important question about an American commentator who has come to this country with some outrageous comments... comments supporting the Iraq war, comments supporting the use of torture, and comments referring to Israel as a war criminal..."

"But enough about the leader of the Liberal Party."
Ooooh... that's gonna leave a mark.

So now the lawyer for the defense...

...is suddenly pointing to a "conspiracy of silence" within the black community...
"There are many people within the community where Jordan Manners grew up that know exactly what happened on that day."
Now that sounds like a fairly definitive allegation.

But, if he knows who killed Jordan Manners, or even knows people who have knowledge of this murder... (and I'm assuming he's not talking about his own client)... why wouldn't he share that knowledge with police?

Or is this guy just showboating for the media?

Criminal lawyers. How do they sleep at night?

26 March 2010

-- POINT --

"I'm a little horrified at the fact that we have people that believe in some of the extremes that she believes in ... I felt like I wasn't even in Canada anymore."
"Being surrounded by hundreds of masked women with names like "Hana Kadi" makes me feel EXACTLY the same way!"
Yeah, Hana... let's talk "extremes".

Another fuzzy-bunny, dead tree media...

..."let's crap on the military" poll... goes horribly wrong...
-- "Do you support a scholarship program for children of dead Canadian soldiers?" --
If we can pay for Karla Homolka to get a degree... gawd... I can't even finish that sentence....

Do your part.


UPDATE: The G&M poll is now closed...

...and curiously it does not show up under the Globe's listing of recent polls. Funny how that works, huh?

I guess they were a little embarrassed by the 81% yes vote. Fortunately, it was linked to another article and can still be seen here.

It's not like he's a known terrorist...

...who lied and scammed his way into law school...
Cop killer Clinton Gayle has yet to be deported to Jamaica. But Citizenship and Immigration Canada is throwing the book at the law-abiding Mallozzi family?

They say they were told to go ahead and buy a house, put down some roots because they would get their two-year extension that would put them in good stead to apply for landed immigrant status and eventual Canadian citizenship. They paid $321,000 for their townhouse and became proud Oakville taxpayers.
It seems pretty obvious we're not talking here about welfare-sucking refugee claimants... (or, more outrageously, a child serial killer)... who'll be a life-long drain on Canadian taxpayers. So what's the real deal here?
What a disgrace. As my immigration expert colleague Tom Godfrey says “it seems heavy-handed” and it looks like the system has got “its token white family for the year.”
More to the point... how do we treat people who follow the rules and don't break the law or try to game the system?
We kick an eight-year-old girl out of school while slugs such as Const. Todd Baylis’ murderer, Gayle, have access to all the free schooling he wants.

If we can cut loads of criminals slack we can extend some leniency here.
The thing is... we're in such a mad rush to deport the Mallozzi family... but we're gonna give this guy a free pass?
-- BRANTFORD -- A convicted terrorist ordered deported from Canada two decades ago is still living with his family in a modest semi-detached bungalow in Brantford.

Under orders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the then-25-year-old guerrilla fighter and another man hurled grenades and sprayed the plane with machine-gun fire.

RELATED: Charest's "hidden agenda"
So let's not get too excited about the latest Liberal initiative. Liberals can lie but they cannot hide behind a veil anymore. Our immigration policies need a fix that will guarantee us that we select immigrants based on their ability to work and contribute to our economy.
Hmmm... I'm not gonna hold my breath.

25 March 2010

"One Israeli newspaper..."

"...called the meeting 'a hazing in stages', poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House phone line.

"Another said that the Prime Minister had received 'the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea'."
Looks like President McDreamy has decided to go out and get some new friends.

I guess he's in good company.

You learn something every day

For instance, I had no idea whatsoever... they had a law school at the "University of Green Eggs & Ham"...
"The lawyer for one of the men charged with killing an innocent passerby on Toronto's Yonge Street two years ago said Thursday it was bar staff and the co-accused who were responsible for the shooting tragedy — not his client."

"Outside the bar Paredes admitted pulling a gun from his waistband and firing, though he insists he did not mean to kill the passerby. He said he was firing at the bouncers who had ejected him from the club."
Oh, okay... case dismissed.


RELATED: Come back Johnny Cochrane...

...all is forgiven...
-- TORONTO -- “The Crown will say he was wearing his jacket in an odd way to conceal a gun. Not everyone gives up sucking their thumb as a toddler ... he wore his jacket this way to hide the fact he sucked his thumb,” Woodcock’s lawyer Anthony Robins said.

Woodcock’s DNA was found on one of the guns used in the shootout. Robins admits Woodcock is no angel and has a criminal record for trafficking cocaine.

And Winston Churchill wept

A boy of five was left stranded in a tree at school because of a bizarre health and safety policy - which banned teachers from helping him down.

The boy was only rescued after 45 minutes in the tree when passer-by Kim Barrett, 38, noticed the child and helped him down herself.

Well... thank goodness for that. I guess this woman was the hero of the day.

Well... not exactly.
Instead of being thanked for her actions by the head teacher of the Manor School in Melksham, Wiltshire, she was reported to the police for trespassing.
The New & Improved Britain... get out while you still can.

Got a relative who has cancer?

Then you might just wanna talk to Premier Dalton McSlippery...
Politicians and top bureaucrats from provinces across the country have better access to cancer drugs and treatment than their constituents, according to Cancer Advocacy Coalition Canada.
Now, that doesn't sound right... what exactly is happening here? I mean, it's gotta be right there in black & white... right?
It is unclear if that is the case in Ontario, because the legislature wouldn’t give out the information.

A spokesman for the Ontario Ministry of Health couldn’t say why MPPs’ benefits were withheld from the coalition.
Once again... your money... his friends.

Let Dalton know what you think.

Dalton McGuinty
Premier of Ontario
Legislative Building, Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M7A 1A1

Phone Number
(416) 325-1941

Fax Number
(416) 325-3745


RELATED: Speaking of "health care"...

...has Obama actually done the math?
The budget office is required to take written legislation at face value and not second-guess the plausibility of what it is handed. So fantasy in, fantasy out. In reality, if you strip out all the gimmicks and budgetary games and rework the calculus, a wholly different picture emerges: The health care reform legislation would raise, not lower, federal deficits, by $562 billion.

“Removing the unrealistic annual Medicare savings ($463 billion) and the stolen annual revenues from Social Security and long-term care insurance ($123 billion), and adding in the annual spending that so far is not accounted for ($114 billion) quickly generates additional deficits of $562 billion in the first 10 years,” Holtz-Eakin points out
Heck... this guy must just be some knuckle-draggin neocon crank, right?

Well... not exactly...
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2005, is the president of the American Action Forum, a policy institute.

Somebody gonna ask Iggy...

...where he stands on this one?
-- OTTAWA -- The Conservative government is promising to cut off monthly old-age security payments to hundreds of federal prison inmates, including infamous serial killer Clifford Olson.

The latest available figures indicate about 325 jailed killers, rapists and other assorted criminals over 65 are receiving up to $1,200 a month in old age security.
Hey... if you think that's a stupid, over the top question... then you haven't heard all about the Liberals and poor ol' Ronald Smith.


"Or Jeff Power, the prisoner who shaved a red Liberal "L" in his hair during the 2006 election campaign. You just know that guys like Roger Smith and Jeff Power realize exactly what side of their bread that has been "Liberally" buttered." :D
Ya figure ol' Jeff has been rehabilitated?


LAST WORD: What should really scare Iggy...

...is that he's being under-bussed by Hanoi Jane Taber...
Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals are sliding back into St├ęphane Dion territory, according to a new EKOS Research poll.

This is not a good set of numbers, especially for the Liberals, pollster Frank Graves says. “After pulling back to parity they seem to be following a slow downward spiral into Dion-land.”
Ooooh... there's the kiss of death.

The first thing we do...

...is hang all the lawyers...
-- TORONTO -- The teenaged girl whose testimony was the catalyst in the Jordan Manners murder investigation told her aunt that she had witnessed the act inside C.W. Jefferys Collegiate on May 23, 2007.

But the witness’ statement was never heard by the jury at the trial of two 20-year-olds, J.W. and C.D., accused of murdering the 15-year-old Manners.
But that's not all...
Another piece of evidence that the jury also never heard was that one particle of gunshot residue was found on one of the accused men’s right hand.

The test was taken seven hours after the shooting. But Justice Nordheimer ruled that the accused’s rights were violated as he didn’t consent to the test, and the police didn’t have a search warrant authorizing the test.
The fact is, we have a legal system... not a system of justice.


RELATED: Un-freakin'-believable
If the judges decide that fairness requires a new trial, the courts will have to replay an arduous case that consumed five years, featured 129 witnesses and included 1.3 million pages of documents.
That's odd... I think they had me back at "human head in a bucket."

24 March 2010

Last night's little Coulter Kerfuffle...

...would have been a perfect opportunity for Ottawa Police to try out their new toy...
I want one.


RELATED: Greetings from the University...

...of "Shut Your Face"...
A Form Letter For Speakers from the University of PLEASE FILL IN HERE.


May I welcome you to NAME OF UNIVERSITY. As you have somehow eluded border guards, allow me to assist you by identifying the specific ideas that you are not so much forbidden to say, but free to avoid.

You are free to conclude that if your views are reflected on the list below, then they will be referred to an investigator with our Human Rights Commission, or they may be subject to criminal prosecution.


LAST WORD: We are all Ann Coulter
The dinosaur media are vast lumbering eunuchs too cowed by political correctness to do even elementary research.

Fatima Al Dhaher, the poor wee thing traumatized by Ann Coulter's camel joke, turns out to be a Jew-hater who wants to eliminate the State of Israel, and belongs to a group who regard Jews as "subhuman zionazis/kikeroaches".

But that's too complicated for the media to fit into their Sesame Street narratives.

Iggy claims "Abortion-quiddick" victory

"Da troot is da troot is da troot"... the sequel...
"I think the position of the party, which I reaffirmed this morning, and the general affirmation inside the caucus, that we will reaffirm in government, is that Canada must stand behind the reproductive rights of women overseas."
Uh... affirmative?

Do the Math

This isn't rocket science, folks... you wanna discourage unacceptable behaviour... it's as simple as... "slowly let your breath out... and squeeze..."
-- BRUSSELS -- Private security guards on board the UAE-owned cargo ship MV Almezaan, aboard, have repelled a hijacking attempt at sea in skirmishes off Somalia that left one pirate dead, the EU’s naval force in the area said Wednesday.
Now, it might take a little while for these dumbass thugs to catch on... but, trust me, eventually, they'll get it...
The pirates had at first withdrawn but had returned for a second attempt, at which stage the private guards had apparently fired on their attackers rather than just firing in the air.
Less than fifty bucks worth of ammo... problem solved.



"Bartender, give me a Somali Pirate."

"How do you make that?"

"Just a couple of shots and a quick splash."

The now infamous University of Ottawa...

...bastion of "not-so-free" speech...
“I’m pretty sure little Francois A-Houle does not need to travel with a bodyguard,” she said. “I would like to know when this sort of violence, this sort of protest, has been inflicted upon a Muslim — who appear to be, from what I’ve read of the human rights complaints, the only protected group in Canada."
It does appear, though... that Ms. Coulter may have found a solution to her dilemma...
"I think I’ll give my speech tomorrow night in a burka. That will protect me.”

Houle could not be reached for comment on Tuesday night.
I'll let Mrs N... (a graduate of U of T)... have the last word here... "This was about free speech? Why didn't they listen to what she had to say... and have a riot afterwards?"


RELATED: Hey, Francois...

You're gonna protest horrible injustice... how about you start with, I dunno... something like this...
Hundreds of women have rallied outside Yemen's parliament to show support for a law banning child marriages. The government proposed the law after the marriage of an eight-year-old girl to a 30-year-old man was annulled.

But some conservative Muslims are against the law being passed. On Monday a group of Islamic clerics issued a decree condemning the law, and said its supporters were apostates.
Yeah... Ann Coulter... there's our biggest problem.


LAST WORD: CBC over-torques another poll

Even after cherrypicking some of her most controversial soundbites & finding the most unflattering picture possible on the inter-tubes... another CBC vision quest goes horribly wrong...
"Should Ann Coulter weigh her words when speaking to a Canadian audience?"
Hey, Francois... you feelin' the love?

Remember Davis Inlet?

Apparently none of the folks who used to live there do...
After a “chaotic” public meeting in Natuashish that drew hundreds, a vote on lifting the troubled community’s controversial alcohol ban was set for Friday.

The turnout Tuesday in the remote Innu community, which exceeded participation in the recent band council elections, suggested just how deep feelings go on either side of the issue. The meeting ran more than four hours and laid bare the rancour dividing the Northern Labrador community.

“It was a chaotic meeting, people were shouting back and forth,” said Mr. Poker, the former chief and staunch advocate of the ban. “People were drunk. At the meeting some people were stepping to the microphone, screaming and shouting the way drunk people do.”
Somebody remind me... what did it cost Canadian taxpayers to pick up the 725 residents of Davis ("ghastly social problems and substance abuse") Inlet and move them to their "fresh start" paradise?

Live and don't learn... that's us.

23 March 2010

Liberal Pretender Rae hospitalised...

...after sustaining mysterious, massive, penetrating wound... between shoulder blades...
-- OTTAWA -- Liberal attempts to ignite muffled anti-abortion sentiment on Conservative benches and foster doubts about the social policies of Prime Minister Stephen Harper have been foiled from within.

A motion by Liberal MP Bob Rae... was defeated by a vote of 144-138 yesterday when three Liberal MPs – all long-time opponents of abortion – voted against it.
That's gonna leave a mark.



Oh no, Michael... you lose Jane Taber... the ship is truly sinking...
It was a gong show last night in the Commons for Michael Ignatieff and his Liberals; one Liberal MP is even calling it “clown city.”

First, the Liberal motion on the Harper government’s maternal health initiative, aimed at stirring up the Tory bench over reproductive issues, such as abortion, failed. The Grits lost the vote after three of their own MPs opposed it; others abstained and some Liberal MPs, who are pro-life, were told to stay away from the Commons, according to sources.

And so confused were the Liberals after losing their own motion that on the following vote, Chief Opposition Whip Rodger Cuzner mistakenly told some of his MPs to vote with the government. They ended up supporting the Conservatives’ spending plans, which led to much glee and gloating from the government bench.

"I haven't been able to get on the Liblogs site for two hours now. I think with all the scrambling over there they might have broken something. :D
The spirit of Stephane Dion lives on.

No more Taser troubles

Indian innovation will set riot-control industry on fire...
-- GAUHATI, India (AP) -- The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism: the world's hottest chili. After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized "bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili," to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday.
And, no... it's no joke...
It has more than 1,000,000 Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chili's spiciness. Classic Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units, while jalapeno peppers measure anywhere from 2,500 to 8,000.

We, the Whitehouse...

Attorneys general from 13 states, including Florida, sued the federal government today, claiming the landmark health care overhaul is unconstitutional just seven minutes after President Barack Obama signed it into law.

The lawsuit was filed in Pensacola after the Democratic president signed the 10-year, $938 billion bill the House passed Sunday night.

"This is the first time in American history where American citizens will be forced to buy a particular good or service," said Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning.
Oh, oh... looks like it's time to distract the audience.

Hey... maybe Barry can close down Gitmo like he promised... that'll set a cat among the pigeons.


RELATED: Considering the consequences
"Five years from now, just as in Canada and Europe two generations ago, we'll be getting used to announcements of defense cuts to prop up the unsustainable costs of big government at home. And, as the superpower retrenches, America's enemies will be quick to scent opportunity."
Hey, Iran... ya listenin'?

Spinning Liberal Gold

Screw that whole "personal responsibility" deal... we've got abortions...
The Liberals are stirring the pot by using abortion rights as a wedge issue between their party and the Conservatives. And so far the Tories are falling into their trap.

Opposition strategists believe that every time a Tory says the word “abortion,” it’s gold for the Liberals.

“I think the politics is extremely shrewd, very smart. I think it’s exactly the right way to go,” former Paul Martin communications director Scott Reid said on CBC’s Power and Politics last night.
Yup, of course Scott... Big Mother knows what's best for all of us...
"Umm . . . is discussing allowing teenagers to bugger each other really the business of the Liberal Party?"
Michael Ignatieff & friends... looking out for your teenage sons and, of course... your teenage daughters.

Local coppers...

...have faces beaten to applesauce with brass knuckles... community spokesman responds...
"He’s also dismayed by the “racist” response to the beating, especially those bandied about on the social networking site, Facebook."
I'll tell ya, Chief... I'm a little surprised myself... that anybody even made that connection... 'cos up until this G&M article, the national media wasn't about to touch the aboriginal angle here... with somebody elses ten foot pole.

Hey... while we're on "alleged racism"... what do you find more offensive?

1) "Take a camel."
2) "Let's kill all the Jews."


RELATED: The first thing we do...

...is hang all the lawyers.
“He’s not sorry yet,” he said of his client. “He hasn’t been proven guilty.”
Good grief.

The next book on my list

There are plenty of disappointing books out there... but Mrs Neo has been reading me snippets from "Happy Birthday or Whatever" by Annie Choi.

Annie's the real deal and I just felt I had to share...
I was going to have the best birthday ever.

It would start with a parade — a dizzying spectacle of floats, prancing palominos, and the country’s loudest marching bands. There would be troupes of mimes and contortionists, foul-mouthed drag queens, and a man juggling little girls on fire.

Monkeys dressed in powder blue tuxedos would throw candy and tiny bottles of whiskey to the hordes of my fans lined up along Sixth Avenue.
That's how it starts off... but the real meat & potatoes is her take on family.

Not to be missed.

22 March 2010

Yes Lydia, of course...

...that makes perfect sense...Usually these teenage gangbanger killings are so carefully reasoned out.


UPDATE: Judge addresses "code of silence"
-- TORONTO -- The judge presiding over the Jordan Manners trial has directed the Crown to investigate two key prosecution witnesses who disavowed their original statements to police.

Y.M. and S.D. "undermined the process" said Judge Nordheimer.
The only surprise here is that the two witnesses offered to testify in the first place... a virtually unheard of sin within "the community."

Baluchistan Rules

"Okay... the first thing we do... is kill all the educated, articulate, good-looking people."


RELATED: Another Canadian falls...
"On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Corporal Darren James Fitzpatrick, who died Saturday in hospital in Edmonton, succumbing to injuries sustained in an improvised explosive device strike in Afghanistan on March 6."
He will be remembered.

Idealogical Cage Match

Hoary old socialist versus the Liberal's "Farmer Bob Rifle Registry"...
"You may think it odd that I own a gun. After all, I read and write a little poetry, I am a dab hand in the kitchen, I am no stranger at certain choral concerts, I won this city's book award, and I am a lefty pacifist."
Hey, Peace Moonbeam... don't cry to me... I didn't vote for them.

"What a sad & embarrassing letter..."

"...even by the standards of the Canadian academy. Does M. Houle write to all University of Ottawa speakers like this? Or does he reserve his telekinetic powers to detect 'pre-crime' only for the ideologically suspect?"

"I've no idea what Ann Coulter's reaction to this letter is, but I suspect it's 'Go ahead, Princess Fairy Pants, make my day'."

UPDATE: Ann Coulter replies...
"I was hoping for a fruit basket, not a threat to prosecute."
Sorry Ann... that's just how these guys roll.


UPDATE2: Scratch a lefty... find a censor

Anybody else catch the CBC teaser about Ann Coulter "baring her fangs"?

Yup... no bias there.

Look... it's another endangered species...

...a Liberal with a conscience...
Many lifelong Liberals, like me, are disgusted with Rae and Dosanjh and their antics. Their agenda is to do whatever they can to attack the Prime Minister and Defence Minister, even if it means tarring the reputation of Canada and the Canadian Forces.

It’s odd, I’ve never heard Rae or Dosanjh expend the same amount of energy on matters related to the deaths of 136 soldiers and diplomats violently killed in Afghanistan. I don’t recall Dosanjh expressing any concerns for detainees when he was a Liberal Minister in the Paul Martin Cabinet that expanded our Afghan mission.

Mr. Rae and Mr. Dosanjh are pretend Liberals looking for the fastest way to the top. They ditched their NDP buddies when they were no longer convenient. Now, they are prepared to ditch the men and women of Afghanistan for their own political ends.

And that, my friends, is the END GAME.
Hey, Bobby...Ujjal... you wanna talk about war crimes? Are you sure about that?
The fact of the matter is that if Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Defence Minister Peter MacKay or General Rick Hillier are guilty of war crimes, then so are the soldiers that carried out those orders. It was established at Nuremberg that, “just following orders” was not a valid defence.

If the members of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition were so confident in their assertions that war crimes occurred, they would be joining Professor Michael Byers from UBC in asking the ICC to investigate Canada.

They don’t for two reasons, firstly to do so would rob them of a weapon to beat the government over head with during question period, secondly, the Liberals are smart enough to realize that the Canadian public would not take kindly to our own politicians accusing our own soldiers of war crimes.

A party that did so would not see power for some time.
Scratch a floor-crossing Dipper... find a snake in the grass.

I wonder if Michael Ignatieff is listening.

Land of the Slave...

...Home of the Unfree...
The jamming culminated on February 11 when Iran marked the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution, the EU draft statement says. Tehran’s interference “affected nearly 70 foreign radio and television services” being retransmitted via a satellite owned by Paris-based Eutelsat, Europe’s leading operator of satellite-based services.
They don't trust their women... why would they trust anyone else?

Methinks the lady doth...

...protest too much...
Reshaping the legislation's image will take place in three phases, White House aides said: the immediate aftermath; the seven months until the November midterm elections; and the several years that follow.
I dunno, call me suspicious... this sounds a lot like the Three Mile Island remediation to me...
"People have a deeply held skepticism about government's capacity not to screw it up," one senior adviser said. "You have something incredibly complex and personal in the hands largely of people with political ratings in the 20s."
Another bright, shiny tomorrow... brought to you by the Car Salesman-in-Chief.

21 March 2010

Even when the Globe & Mail does its...

..."rainbows and unicorns" best... to paint anyone who goes along with this one as an intolerant bigot... the "yeas" still take it hands down...
"Do you support Quebec's movement to expel the niqab from much of civic life, which some in English Canada have called pure intolerance?"
"Some in English Canada?"

You mean a bunch of demented greenies... and the lonely guy down in editorial who cooks up fuzzy-bunny push-polls?

So much for having your fingers on the pulse of the nation.


UPDATE: In other religion-related news...
Mr Fatah himself has returned to the fray, to argue that, long before Mohammed, the Jews were rogering jailbait like crazy. But that makes Dr Sultan's point for her.

Judaism and Christianity are imperfect, interpretative religions discerning the word of God as best they can. Islam believes it's got the final, perfect word of God by God, and that's that.
Have to confess... makes me glad to be an atheist.

Only in Canada, you say?

Every month, the most notorious child killer in the country gets $1,169.47 transferred to a trust account in his name.

He was approved for not only the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), but the maximum monthly benefits for both — $516.96 and $652.51 respectively.

It is a reminder that, criminal as he may be, having killed at least 11 boys and girls, Olson still has his rights as a Canadian, whether you agree with it or not.
I got nuthin'.

Bright lights, big city......

...a little penetrating trauma...
One of three Toronto men stabbed in a fracas outside a City of Vaughan bar early Saturday died later in hospital.

Toronto Police, whose jurisdiction is right on the border with Steeles Ave., received a 911 emergency call just after 3 a.m. about people injured outside Coconuts Restaurant and Lounge and alerted York colleagues.

Paramedics rushed the three wounded men to hospital from the parking lot at Keele St. and Steeles Ave. The dead man was identified as Roger Samaroo, 26.
Couple drinks, a little dancing & the ginsu shuffle... the fun just never stops.


RELATED: Happenin' Hogtown
In the first incident, a man was shot in the leg outside a home in a residential area around Finch and Kipling Aves.

About two hours later, a 29-year-old man was stabbed in the chest in a Kendelton Dr. highrise, in the Finch Ave.-Albion Rd. area.

20 March 2010

Compare & Contrast

Conservative MP loses temper at airport staff... result: -- month long "sky is falling" rampage by opposition parties & print, radio & television media.

Liberal Senator charged with fraud over $5,000, breach of trust and obstruction of justice -- buried in back pages of dead tree broadsheet.

Funny how that works, huh?

(h/t langmann)


"Liberals stealing money from the taxpayer. Nothing new, ho hum. Not even newsworthy anymore."
Maybe he just couldn't get by on that paltry Senate salary.

So, anyway, I almost scored me...

...a freezer load of fresh venison the other night.

Jacklighting? A little poaching you ask?

Nothing so exotic I'm afraid.

Driving home the other night, about 10:30, pushing 60... (yeah, screw kilometers)... nice dry roads, a touch of moonlight... must've zoned out a little, because the gawds suddenly dropped a largish doe smack onto the right side of my lane... heading inbound.

Didn't even have time to punch the horn... just pulled hard left... praying the deer would take the other tack. And fortunately for me... this time... she pulled up & wheeled back the other way.

Under these sorts of circumstances, country road, a little ditch cover... I'm usually consciously scanning for movement and eyeball shine... but I guess I just got sloppy.

Anyway... took a few seconds to get the ol' rectum unpuckered... but the rest of the drive was uneventful. Just got to thinking about it again after reading about that second avalanche deal out west and thought I'd share.

Some days, I guess, you just catch a break.

Other days... not so much.

Our modern world

What could possibly go wrong, huh?
-- TEXAS -- More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments.
Always a few bugs in the system, I guess.
Police with Austin’s High Tech Crime Unit on Wednesday arrested 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez, a former Texas Auto Center employee who was laid off last month, and allegedly sought revenge by bricking the cars sold from the dealership’s four Austin-area lots.
Say... anybody else got one of Dalton McSlippery's smart electric meters?

Be interesting to see what happens when they upgrade the firmware, or roll out the energy-saving apps everyone was gassing about.

19 March 2010

Hope, Change &... nyah, nyah, nyah...

...I can't hear you...
After I hung up, I realized that this story should be told. Besides being an attorney, I’ve also had the privilege of serving this great country in the United States Marine Corps. Having seen the ugly legislative process the Senate Bill had been through, I saw this as not just another tactic to pass the Senate Bill at all costs, but also as an affront to our liberties.
Read it all.

The Nature of the Beast?

Some researchers say that shift was rooted in a glitch in humanity’s primal circuitry, one that caused people to mistakenly treat strangers as relatives. Others think it’s a holdover of Stone Age-style thinking — that deep in our brains we see everyone we meet as part of our tiny family, and can’t imagine encountering someone who won’t ever be seen again.

That’s not what Henrich’s team thinks. To them, fairness between strangers at the individual level is what allows social organisms to thrive, and to out-compete more selfish societies.

From that perspective, fairness-promoting social norms and informal institutions — markets and religion — are an inevitable evolutionary step.
It seems that some of us are a little more "evolved" than others.

What's up with that?

18 March 2010

"That a single citizen..."

"...[Mr. Warman] is the largest sole user of a legal procedure for 10 years is newsworthy in itself. It also makes it impossible to scrutinize the CHRC's conduct without scrutinizing Mr. Warman's conduct, as they are largely one and the same on this issue."

Mr. Levant's affidavit states that he has no interest in personal information, and that Mr. Warman "has disclosed only a limited number of records relating to his own statement of claim, and almost no records relating to other matters pleaded in my statement of defence."

Those other matters relate to Mr. Warman's use of false personas as part of his hate-speech investigations.