28 February 2011

Never a Community Organiser around...

...when you really need one...
-- CHICAGO -- Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan predicted on Sunday that America faces imminent uprisings that mirror those in the Middle East.

“What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt … Libya, in Bahrain … what you see happening there … you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door.”
Of course, as has been readily apparent for some time now... Minister Farrakhan is used to thinking outside the spaceship, er... box.
“L. Ron Hubbard is so exceedingly valuable to every Caucasian person on this earth. He is trying to civilize white people and make them better human beings and take away from them their reactive minds."

"Mr. Hubbard recognized that his people have to be civilized," Farrakhan said to a cheering crowd.
You know, as opposed to, say... the penultimate poster boy for Islamic Revolution...
"Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has threatened to 'burn all of Libya' if the citizens do not cease protests against him."

RELATED: In other "heroes often fail" news


"your incessant need to feel superior. Which is the reason, for my taunts."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 10:22 AM, February 28, 2011
Good grief... you just don't see it, do you, nonny? Let me help you out here...
"when someone who uses a gun for an avatar like a 12 year old says something like that, one can draw all sorts of conclusions."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 8:17 AM, February 28, 2011

"Neo is all about wanting to off people. This has been his theme here since day one. he's like a young kid all excited with a gun for an avatar."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 5:28 PM, January 20, 2011

"says the idiot with a gun for an avatar"
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 8:31 AM, January 14, 2011

"Seems you were pwned. And before you screech "pwned" is childish, it ain't me with the gun for an avatar."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 4:38 PM, December 08, 2010

"You just can't fucking wait, to KILL people. Idiot neo even has a gun for an avatar. you just wanna KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL!!!!!!!"
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 2:23 PM, October 22, 2010
Just ballparking it... but I probably let through about one in twenty of your little tantrums... mostly (they're pretty hilarious, too) to illustrate your obsession with this blog.

The only conclusion that I can draw from this... is that you apparently spend all of your waking hours railing about me being an insignificant mosquito on the ass of the universe... despite the fact that your primary purpose in life... is apparently to follow me around like a yappy little, lovesick puppy?

How sad is that?

And, hey nonny... that gun you (and a few others) can't seem to get out of your little mind... thanks for asking...
The picture you refer to... is of a Colt Government Model 1911 pistol that was given to my son's maternal great-grandfather by his father... right before the former took a few years unscheduled vacation in bloody, muddy France... shortly after the turn of the 20th century.

If you build it...

...they will surely come...
-- ONTARIO -- The province’s auditor general found special diet payments, which give chronically ill welfare recipients extra cash to eat healthier, ballooned 1,200% in a six-year period.

In a 2009 report, AG Jim McCarter said the welfare supplements went to $67 million in 2009 from only $5 million in 2003.

RELATED: From our voluminous...

..."disposable people" file...
There, they found the accused man's mother living in a non-insulated garage of the home. She was in medical distress and taken to hospital by paramedics. Police says she is currently in "life-threatening condition."

They say the woman was not being provided with adequate food. While a portable toilet had been provided to her, the conditions in the garage were said to be terrible.

Police say the woman is the mother of the man charged. They allege she was moved into the non-insulated garage of the house by her son and daughter-in-law in early November, 2010.

27 February 2011

GTA farmers, hunters and skeet shooters...

...dodge yet another bullet...
farmer bob rifle registry
One man is dead after a late night shooting located in the Sheppard Ave.-Neilson Rd. area Saturday. Two suspects were arrested a short distance from the shooting scene and are now in custody.
The suspects are, as they say... known to police.


RELATED: I'm from the government...

...I'm here to save you...
"Also included is experiencing 'a breakdown of a significant relationship.' This could cover anything from your dog dying to being a Senators fan."
(via ffof)


"ballistic tracking requirements - tyranny of a US government with nuclear weapons"
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 5:18 PM, February 27, 2011
And one more time...
now loo(sic) at your blog. Looks like someone has won hasn't(sic) it? "dance monkeyboy dance".
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 6:10 PM, February 27, 2011
Here's a thought, nonny... maybe lay off the late-night CSI and peyote?

'Cos those snakes ain't gonna find a way outta your head all on their own.

What's life without a dream, huh?

Tell me Dalton's gonna show his face... I'll walk barefoot over broken glass all the way from Hastings County...suckass political corrctness**********

RELATED: Too many Liberals...

The Ontario government paid nearly $16-million for the land, which was seized and occupied by protesters from the nearby Six Nations reserve almost four years ago.

Excluding the cost of the land, the simmering land dispute in Caledonia has cost taxpayers $64.3-million.

26 February 2011

Police, Fire & Paramedics rush to building...

...at 1 Yonge Street... as longhaired, hemp-clad bodies start to rain down from overcrowded window ledges...
The survey — an exclusive Star poll of more than 6,000 Canadians - one of the largest samplings of public opinion in advance of a possible spring election — shows the Conservatives have built a daunting 13-point lead over the Liberals nationwide.

RELATED: Back on Planet Pinko
"Sure, Jack, you keep professing your concern for struggling seniors."

"But, please, stop trying to convince me you’re just Joe Lunchbucket or that your concern is anything more than hypothetical."


"We, in the green movement, aspire to a cultural model in which killing a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6-year-old children to Asian brothels."

"That has to be the stupidest, most vile thing you've posted to date. This really, is just beyond disgusting."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 11:28 AM, February 26, 2011
Yes, nonny... I agree.

This little soundbite is totally beyond the pale.

Of course, if you'd actually gone to the link, or maybe read a little bit slower... you'd have seen the attribution to Carl Amery.

Hmmm... that sounds so familiar.
"Carl Amery was one of the spiritual fathers of the German Greens and influenced the ecology movement worldwide."
And ol' Carl's not the only crazy sandwich in the compostable lunchbag, is he?
nutjobs r usThe point being, you pathetic little troll... the mis-spelling and the over-reliance on homo-erotic insults aren't your only ongoing issues.

You're gonna keep showing up here, Nonny... try bringing your A-game, okay?

25 February 2011

Charlie Sheen of Middle East countries...

...tells United Nations to go piss up a rope...
-- VIENNA (AP) -- Diplomats say Syria has evaded a request from the head of the U.N. atomic agency for access to a suspected nuclear site. --
You don't have to be a genius to figure out this dynamic... just ask the parents of any small child.

Reward bad behaviour... at your peril.


RELATED: In other Inconvenient Truth news
"In Geneva, the normally passive United Nations Human Rights Council voted unanimously on Friday to suspend Libya’s membership."
For those of you wondering why the delay here... (never mind why Libya is on a Human Rights committee in the first place)... apparently there's some sort of unwritten U.N. policy... about the first 1000 civilian deaths being deductible.


"Someone living in obscurity in butt fuck nowhere, has a lot to tell all the folks living in butt fuck nowhere too."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 9:00 PM, February 25, 2011
I'm a little confused, Nonny.

Are your latest four dozen puerile, frothing screeds over the last five days... an illuminating reflection of your, uh... variegated social-conscience... or are you just too cheap to pay for regular phone sex?

Other "be careful what you wish for" news

I'm gonna go out on a limb here... and guess that ol' Mo wishes he could somehow climb down from all that "die a martyr" yip-yap...
"Gadhafi's days are numbered," said Col. Hussein. "If we capture him, he will be publicly prosecuted for his crimes. But if the youth find him first, I don't think I'll see Gadhafi in less than 40 or 50 pieces."
Hmmm... methinks the Arab Middle East may just need a few more "democracy" lessons...
-- BAGHDAD -- At least 19 people were killed in Iraq on Friday as tens of thousands defied an official curfew to join a nationwide "Day of Rage," echoing protests that have roiled the Middle East and North Africa since January.
I know, I know... I should lay off the poor Middle East... and go after the real jihadis.


BREAKING: Prez Obluster finds lost testicles
" -- TRIPOLI, Libya -- The United States said on Friday it was imposing sanctions and cutting diplomatic ties with Libya as Moammar Gaddafi's security forces stepped up efforts to crush a widening revolt against his rule."
I guess the first thousand dead protesters were deductible, huh?

Don't mess with...

...wait a minute...
In another e-mail to himself, titled “NICE TARGETS,” he listed two categories of targets: hydroelectric dams and nuclear power plants.

On Feb. 6, 2011, the affidavit alleges, Aldawsari sent himself an e-mail titled “Tyrant’s House,” in which he listed the Dallas address for former President George W. Bush.
Yup, it's inevitable... sooner or later, one of these gomers is gonna be bright enough to close the deal.

It's a long-standing Liberal tradition...

...no sense waiting for Iggy to maybe pull outta that tailspin... newly emboldened Bobbo decides he's gonna fly a little closer to the sun...

rae dazeNice to see that he's figured out who Canada's real enemies are...
“People in public service are talking about this — not openly, because they’re all terrified. But they do talk about it.”
Yes, of course... if only there was one brave man... who could stand up to those dastardly terrorists in the PMO.

Think, Bob... think...


RELATED: "Plan 9... from Outer Bob"
Skinny-dipping with Rick Mercer is one thing but calling Conservative government staffers “jihadis” is quite another.

By baring his soul in such a way Mr. Rae comes across as a bit of an ass. Were he a Conservative MP making such a comment he would be subject to a fury of biblical proportion – and rightly so.

His comments also speak to an attitude of moral superiority still found in within the Liberal Party’s senior ranks.

What does Michael Ignatieff say about his former roommate's adventures in etymology? I saw Mr. Ignatieff proselytizing in St. John's this week about how his Liberals weren't a nasty bunch – they attack ideas apparently, not people.

Someone clearly forgot to tell Mr. Rae.

"Who knew Canadian young people were such wimps!!! Start a Jasmine Revolution thru Facebook, Bob."
"Hey, Bob Rae has actually heard of jihadis. I wouldn't have taken that for granted."

LAST WORD: You're ever in doubt...

...about social justice, just ask yourself...
"What would the union do?"

24 February 2011

From the folks who brought you...

...mandatory mercury-infused, foreign-made corkscrew lightbulbs...
-- TORONTO -- There are 40 new wind, solar and water electricity projects on the way across Ontario.

Energy Minister Brad Duguid said Thursday new contracts have been signed with 35 solar projects, four wind projects and one water projects.
For the record, here at "the halls" we compost and recycle religiously. We heat with wood we cut ourselves. I do have an SUV... but it's older than our teenage son. I'm guessing the three or four new cars (and the energy & carbon generated in the manufacturing process) that most suburban commuters have run through in the same time period have injured Mother Earth more substantially than my old beater.

The point is... I'm not some old luddite who says "screw the environment."

And I don't think it's entirely unreasonable to ask... exactly how many of my tax dollars are being thrown down Dalton's "Green-a-licious P.R. rabbit-hole"... and what the return on this, er... investment... might be.

Tell me I'm wrong.

Meanwhile... in other "Sure you wanna die on this particular hill?" news...
"Plastic shopping bags have become one of those bones the eat-your-peas crowd has got clenched in its teeth."

"The sacks have become important (and evil) symbols for environmentalists, who because of their symbolic worth have expended more effort to have them banned than the bans could ever possibly save in environmental damage."
And please, please, please... don't get me started on ethanol plants.


RELATED: I'm from the government...

...I'm here to save you...
"The Ontario Energy Board says utilities can raise rates to cover 18 million dollars in fines and court costs they had to pay after the courts ruled they were charging too high an interest rate on late payments."

LAST WORD: Those "property rights"...

...you thought you had? Think again.

You haven't got a job... I guess it's nice to...

...have a hobby...
Cigarettes, raw cut tobacco, weapons, cars, trucks and SUVs, snowmobiles, currency, drugs: You name it, it’s probably been smuggled into Canada at the crossing at the Seaway International Bridge, or as it was delicately renamed 11 years ago in recognition of the Akwesasne Mohawks, the Three Nations Bridge.
But hey... this is Canada... it's much easier to go with CBC-inspired mythology, right?

23 February 2011

You can almost smell the leadership

Is it just me... or did President McDreamy actually take a swifter, harder line... with Republican Governor Scott Walker?
-- Washington, DC -- “We are reviewing a variety of options with our international partners to compel or to persuade the government of Libya to cease this terrible violence.”
Okay, okay, settle down... what's the freakin' hurry here?

It's not like people are being slaught... wait a minute...
Eyewitnesses describe a bloody scene unfolding in the streets of Tripoli, the nation's capital, with African mercenaries recruited and trained by Gadhafi killing indiscriminately, shooting anyone in sight.
Yup... Barry fiddles... while Tripoli burns.

And what exactly is the message being sent when President Obluster & Slick Willie Clinton's squeeze... continue to impotently stutter & froth about Gaddafi's "unacceptable" conduct.

If you're not prepared to actually DO ANYTHING... aren't you really just signalling your tacit acceptance?

Just as importantly... aren't you also simultaneously pissing away any credibility you might have previously be presumed to have possessed?

When Mrs N caught 4 year-old Neophyte wiping his nose on the stairway wall... she didn't start debating "social worth" or "morality"... she handed him a damp J-cloth and stood over him until the area was restored to its pre-snot status.


"Will the administration bring up the ironic fact that Libya sits on the Human Rights Council they are depending on to discipline them?"

Show me the honour

Almaleki's lawyers characterized the incident as a tragic series of mistakes that led to Noor's death. Almaleki admitted he drove toward Noor when he spotted her out with her boyfriend's mother, Amal Edan Khalaf, near a government office.

He said he intended to spit on Khalaf when his daughter stepped in front of his vehicle and was hit.
Think this sort of thing couldn't happen in Canada?

Think again.

And again.

And again.

And again.


RELATED: Ask a Community Organiser
"I don't want the public to think that this is really an Islamic issue or an immigrant issue," said Mohamed Elmasry of the Canadian Islamic Congress.

"It is a teenager issue."
To which a reader responded...
grounded, not undergrounded

Well, c'mon... what else ya gonna say...

...you're polling somewhere beyond the dark, hairy ass-end of "none of the above?"
The Nanos Leadership Index score, an amalgam of questions on trust, competence and vision, has Mr. Ignatieff at 36.9, down from 45.1 in December. Stephane Dion was at the same level during the 2008 coalition crisis, when he was at his nadir.

RELATED: Another Jane Taber tonguebath...

...must be Wednesday.

22 February 2011


OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s call for opposition politicians to back his plan to crack down on human smuggling is being met with a flat ‘no’.
“When the next boatload of illegals washes up on our shores, Canadians won’t forgive the Ignatieff Liberals for letting human smugglers treat our great country as their doormat.
Of course, stuff like this is just S.O.P. for the "natural governing party" of Canada.

Remember, folks... friends don't let friends vote Liberal.

In other "poor Somali fisherman" news...

(CBSNews) -- Updated 9:57 a.m. ET -- The four Americans aboard a yacht hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia are dead.

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports that gunshots aboard the yacht were heard, and the warship took action, dispatching forces to board the Quest.
How about we start to speak their language?
"Bartender, give me a Somali Pirate."

"How do you make that?"

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

RELATED: If you pay it...

...they will come...
Piracy has plagued the shipping industry off East Africa for years, but the violence used during the attacks - and the money demanded in ransoms - have increased in recent months. Pirates now hold some 30 ships and more than 660 hostages.

The average ransom now paid to pirates is in the $5 million range, a huge leap from only three or four years ago when it was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

One ransom paid last year was just shy of $10 million.

How do you say...

...totally & irrevocably disconnected from reality... in Spanish?
wait a minute
-- CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- A shoot-em-up video game set in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has angered local officials... Chihuahua state legislators said Sunday they have asked federal authorities to ban "Call of Juarez: The Cartel," which is based on drug cartel shootouts in Ciudad Juarez.

Ricardo Boone Salmon, a congressman for Chihuahua state, where Ciudad Juarez is located, said the state legislature unanimously approved a request this week asking the federal Interior Department to ban the game.
Yeah, absolutely, senor... I can see how banning video games would be right there at the top of your list.
More than 100 women were abused and murdered before their bodies were dumped in Ciudad Juarez's desert between 1993 and 2003. Many of the victims were factory workers.
I got nuthin'.

21 February 2011

You really wanna see the Pyramids, huh?

Just remember... as wonderful as it is, to perhaps see the ass-end of this particular Oligarchy... democracy may not be the only thing they're thirsting for...
"More details have emerged of Lara Logan's terrifying ordeal at the hands of a frenzied mob." --
And hey... you've got daughters thinking of taking time off school to see the world... you might wanna stop reading right here.
According to one source, reported in The Sunday Times newspaper, "sensitive parts" of her body were covered in red marks that were originally thought to have been bite marks.

It has also been revealed that she was stripped, punched and slapped by the crowd, which was labelling her a spy and chanting 'Israeli' and 'Jew' as they beat her.

And medical sources have revealed that marks on her body were consistent with being whipped and beaten with the makeshift poles that were used to fly flags during the demonstration.
Something to keep in mind the next time the McGuinty government decides to re-open that whole shariah law thing...
-- Toronto -- Seeking to end months of debate, Premier Dalton McGuinty now says "there will be no sharia law in Ontario" -- an announcement that should quell a growing public-relations crisis concerning the use of Islamic law.

Following widespread condemnation of a plan that would formally allow the tenets of sharia to be used in resolving family disputes, the Premier said he'll make the boundaries between church and state clearer by banning faith-based arbitrations.
Yup, just like Premier McSlippery's plan to improve education... it was that close...
"Within days, if not hours, Liberal MPPs had constituents calling their offices to complain that the province wanted to explain anal sex to eight-year-olds."
Friends don't let friends vote Liberal.


UPDATE: Look who showed up yet again...

...it's the same despicable asshole who pissed all over a dead Canadian soldier's mother...
cynic the twit

And hey, that guy reminds everybody...

...of Mr Spock's father on anti-depressants... how's he doing? --
What may matter most is that after weeks of Conservative television attack ads warning voters that the once-itinerant Liberal Leader “didn’t come back for you,” the share of voters who approve of Mr. Ignatieff’s leadership has slumped to 13.6 percent, slightly behind “none of the above.”

NDP Leader Jack Layton’s is more popular, with the approval of 14.3 per cent of voters, compared to Mr. Harper’s comparatively robust 34.5 per cent.

The Nanos Leadership Index score, an amalgam of questions on trust, competence and vision, has Mr. Ignatieff at 36.9, down from 45.1 in December. Stephane Dion was at the same level during the 2008 coalition crisis, when he was at his nadir. This is slough of despond territory. In contrast, Stephen Harper scores 98.9, up from 84.9.

That ad showing the Prime Minister alone in his office, working late into the night with a cheap pen, seems to have worked.
You mean... as opposed to the guy who keeps going on those bus tours... to convince everybody he's just a regular Joe Sixpack?


READER JEREMY WRITES:"But wait... there's more..."
"Michael Ignatieff is on a tour right now called the 'Working Families' tour. Aside from the fact that every single event takes place between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM, the very time that most 'working families' are, well - working, they are also having a reception tonight in St. Johns.".

"As you can see it is open to Laurier Club members only. To be a Laurier Club member, all you need to do is donate $1100 / year to the Liberal Party of Canada (only $550 if you're under 35!)"

"I wonder how many 'working families' can afford, in the middle of a recession, to hand over $1100 (per person) to the Liberal Party of Canada? To meet Sir Michael Ignatieff himself?"

It's an open secret that ranks up there...

...with Hollywood's most egregious casting blunders... the man who makes Heath Ledger's crazy, scary Joker look like Beaver Cleaver at the breakfast table...

dead or alive?And his motley crew of homicidal thugs are even scarier yet...
At least some Libyan units have disgraced themselves, firing indiscriminately into unarmed crowds of civilian protesters.

20 February 2011

Metropolitan Toronto farmers, hunters &...

...yes, skeet shooters... dodge yet another bullet...first degree
-- TORONTO -- Police have charged a 19-year-old man with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in a Toronto apartment building earlier this month.

Aasif Patel surrendered to police Saturday and is scheduled to appear in court today. Police are still searching for 19-year-old Wariskhan Pathan.
Meanwhile, in other "violent crime is down" news...
A 16-year-old girl with an undisclosed disability was clinging to life Sunday, a day after armed men burst into her family’s Scarborough home.
Hang on a second... didn't Michael Ignatieff & Jack Layton say the 2 billion dollar Farmer Bob Rifle Registry was gonna eliminate urban gun crime?

What went wrong, boys?


RELATED: Another one bites the dust
A man wanted for the shooting murder of a Toronto man outside a Vaughan banquet hall was arrested in Ottawa early Monday.

York police said they also arrested a woman for allegedly being an accessory after the fact in connection with the Jan. 21 slaying of Arash Elijah Bakhtaryani, 27.

Mohand Mohamed, 31, is to appear in Newmarket court Tuesday charged with first-degree murder. Police also charged Maryam Torabipour, 26, of Richmond Hill, with being an accessory after the fact.

Please tell me he wasn't high...

...at the time of this horrible accident...
-- MONTREAL -- Quebec’s auto insurance protection agency has been ordered to pay $5,000 to a Quebec man so that he can grow and smoke marijuana in his home. That means paying $5,000 for a hydroponic greenhouse in the man’s home, as well as covering water, electricity, plants and soil expenses.

The tribunal judges said this case was “special.”

The man used to smoke marijuana illegally, which led to several arrests and criminal charges. He has since received a license from Health Canada to grow and smoke marijuana for personal use.

19 February 2011

I guess they really didn't get...

...the unit... on bedside manner...
-- TORONTO -- A postgraduate medical resident and a family physician were arrested Friday for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a 23-year-old woman at a downtown hotel.

The victim met with the two men at a hotel bar on Queen St. W. and University Ave. Sunday, police said. The men said they would provide her with career advice.

UPDATE: Take two roofies and...

...call me in the morning...
"When the bail hearing finally got underway at Old City Hall at 2:35 p.m. — 4 1/2 hours after proceedings began in two case-crowded courtrooms — a Crown attorney successfully sought an adjournment based on police advising her that 'another complainant' had contacted police."

Time to call in the D-Boys

-- Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Somali pirates hijacked a yacht with four U.S. passengers off the coast of Oman, U.S. Central Command said.
pirate math
U.S. Central Command is monitoring the situation, according to a spokesperson for the organization in Tampa, Florida, who declined to be identified.

RELATED: "Ding-dong... Spetsnaz calling"


"Once again, you've shown yourself to any readers, what a total bufoon(sic) you are."
Funny, how... every time I get a barrage of these anonymous trolls... I start to hear banjo music.

Maybe we should take up a collection to buy Nonny a dictionary.

18 February 2011

Hail to the...

By aligning himself closely with unions, Obama is siding with a core segment of the Democratic Party base - but one that has chafed in recent weeks as the president has sought to rebuild his image among centrist voters by reaching out to business leaders.

Republicans see a chance to show that they're willing to make the tough choices to cut spending and to challenge the power of public-sector unions, which are the largest element of the labor movement and regularly raise tens of millions of dollars for Democratic campaigns.
Yup... battle lines are being drawn.

Never a long gun registry around...

...when you really, really need one...
Police say Toronto residents Akins Fortune, 22, and Kibrom Tesfay, 18, are facing several charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Fortune is also charged with disarming a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.

Meanwhile, an arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect, 28-year-old Shaun Davis of Toronto.

Davis is black, 5-foot-8, 140 pounds and has black hair. Police say he is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Because, as everybody knows... taking rifles & shoguns away from farmers, hunters and skeet shooters... will completely eliminate urban handgun crime.


RELATED: In other Hogtown news
Investigators arrested a suspect Friday after the 20-year-old victim, Okene Thompson, died of his injuries in hospital Wednesday.

Police say Toronto resident Kirk Vernal is charged with first-degree murder.

It's a bright, sunny day...

...the birds are birding... and I'm doing a little tractor shopping.

Actually been mulling over picking up a used backhoe... but after further consideration and consultation with a farmer friend... a tractor (and its many attachments) just seems much more useful.

Shouldn't have any trouble picking up a used 3ph backhoe somewhere down the road. And an auger and a bush-hog and... well, you get the idea.

Anyway... things will be a little slow around 'The Halls today'. Funny, though... hasn't stopped the usual suspect from leaving a half-dozen silly-ass internet threats.

Ah, well... the price of popularity. Later.


UPDATE: Good news... bad news...

Okay... I'm back. Had my tractor expert buddy along for the ride and we looked at a 60 horse with a loader and a cab. Not bad shape but 9000 hours on the meter.

That's the bad news. I know I can pick up the same tractor with half the hours (but no cab)... for $1300 cheaper. My resident expert sees the cab as a bug... not a feature... so that would be the way I'd lean for this particular model.

The good news is the guy also had an old backhoe... which, upon enquiry, he's willing to unload. It's a little sloppy in places, ball joints, pins & bushings in the hoe itself... but the motor was completely rebuilt last year... and it has a new hydraulic pump. Comes in at $3000 more than the tractor and I'm probably shelling out another $3000 in repairs to bring it up to spec... but it oughta be in really nice shape after that.
Anyway... I get the backhoe and I need to use implements, I'll either buy a cheaper tractor without a loader... or swap backhoe time for tractor time with a farmer friend.

So... thought about it some... and when I got home left a message for the guy. I'm just waiting to hear back.

Oh yeah... seems my very "special" friend Nonny left another nonsensical slew of netgoober while I was gone. It's all about how inconsequential, and indeed... how fucked up I am.

Seems I still have a more or less permanent lease on that big irony-deprived airspace between Nonny's ears. He apparently doesn't get that if I'm simply dogshit... and his entire waking life revolves around yipping & nipping at my heels... well, you do the math.


17 February 2011

With friends like this...

...who needs Republicans?
- Another guest – who insisted Mr. Obama has “always been pretty centrist” – helpfully reminded that Mr. Obama “did go to church before he was a candidate for the presidency.” - That church, of course, was presided over by the racist, anti-American, hate-spewing Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Man... that's some "Religion of Peace"

I'd sure hate to see these guys when they're really pissed...
The Bahrain capital of Manama was rocked by sporadic clashes, hours after riot police attacked a makeshift encampment of pro-reform protesters in the centre of the city, killing at least four and injuring dozens of others.

An Al Jazeera correspondent, who cannot be named for security reasons, said on Thursday that "clashes were no longer limited to one place...they are now spread out in different parts of the city".

He said that the hospitals are full of injured people after last night's police raid on the protesters.
And it looks like the fire is spreading...
Several hundred supporters of Muammar Gaddafi, the country's longtime leader, have also reportedly gathered in the capital on Thursday to counter online calls for anti-government protests.

Their action comes amid reports that at least 14 people have been killed in clashes between pro and anti-government protesters since Wednesday. Libya has been tightly controlled for over 40 years by Gaddafi, who is now Africa's longest-serving leader.

From the folks who brought you...

...lead-painted baby toys...
According to senior federal officials, an attack that first became public at Treasury Board earlier this month also hit elsewhere in the federal public service, including Finance. An investigation into the attack is focused on Chinese IP addresses.

The officials also told The Globe and Mail that this isn’t the first time Ottawa has had to deal with this type of attack.
Of course, Pinko Central sticks to it's policy of multi-cultural rainbows & unicorn farts...
According to a CBC News report of the attack, hackers took control of computers in the offices of senior government executives in an attempt to steal passwords and access data. The report noted that the source of the attack does not necessarily mean that it is linked to the Chinese government.

16 February 2011

"Flee, flee... run away!!!"

The Obama Whitehouse has yet another Monty Python moment...
"Our position on Iran and the right of way is well known and I would refer you on that specifically to the State Department. I don't have anything for you on the ship in the Suez." --
Ah, yes... you can smell the leadership.

Stand by for $2.00 a litre gasoline.

Victim of crime gets $500,000 compens...

...wait a minute...
-- EDMONTON -- An inmate working at an Alberta prison farm is suing the Attorney-General of Canada for $500,000 after alleging he was badly injured by an "aggressive and dangerous" cow.

Johnson alleges he was carrying out his farm duties when he was "aggressed" by the cow."
Just spitballin' here... but I'm guessing Mr Johnson is forgetting that he didn't end up in the crowbar motel... because of his caring and compassionate personality.


RELATED: Ask Dalton McSlippery
Hospitals are within Mr. McGuinty’s jurisdiction, as is the Ontario economy. He doesn’t have a stellar record on either, so better to hint he’d have done a more impressive job if only Ottawa hadn’t decided to expand some prisons.

Mr. McGuinty spends half his budget on healthcare and can’t seem to make it work; reducing prison space isn’t going to alter that fact much one way or the other.

15 February 2011

I wonder what will be the first thing...

...those poor oppressed Egyptians are gonna do with their newfound... oh... my... gawd...
-- (CBSNews) -- On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a "60 Minutes" story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.

In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.
Meanwhile... a little closer to home...
-- TORONTO -- Two teenagers are being sought for the execution-style slaying of a 23-year-old man at a Scarborough apartment building last Friday.

Lorenzo Martinez was found just before 8 p.m. riddled with bullets in the lobby of a lowrise on Stevenvale Dr., southeast of Markham Rd. and Lawrence Ave. Ave. E.

“Now that we’ve identified two suspects, it’s only a matter of time until they’re caught,” Const. Tony Vella said Tuesday.

Aasif Patel and Wariskhan Pathan, both 19, are wanted for first-degree murder.
Somebody wanna remind me again... why it's called the "Religion of Peace?"

There was any real justice in the world...

...they'd toss this freak in with Clifford Olson... and weld the door shut...
weld the cell door shut
-- TORONTO -- A North York woman who shopped for a CD while her baby was dying of agonizing burns to 40% of his tiny body was found guilty Monday of manslaughter.

Miguel Fernandes died of horrific injuries that were inflicted on Sept. 11, 2007.

The third-degree “immersion burns” he had suffered were so horrific that the first layer of skin on parts of the back of his body fell off.


No, no... wait... it gets better...
"It is a curious country, this one, that you can be convicted of killing your child and still you get to walk out of the courtroom, free as a bird, la-dee-dah."

"That’s what happened on Monday at Ontario Superior Court in Toronto."

14 February 2011

Dirty politicians... let them reap...

...as they sow...
-- NOVA SCOTIA -- Kevin Lacey, Atlantic spokesman for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said anyone convicted of misusing taxpayers' money should lose their pensions.

"They shouldn't benefit from the taxpayer if they're convicted of abusing taxpayers' dollars," Lacey said.

The federation calculated Hurlburt's pension at about $57,000, MacKinnon's at $47,000, and Wilson's at $42,000. Zinck will qualify for a pension of a bit more than $21,000 in June. MLAs can collect a full pension at 55 if they're no longer in office.
An idea whose time has come.

Just another reason...

...to vote Conservative...
more law, less shariah
"When a citizen comes to deal with the government, particularly to exercise their right to vote, I think it's entirely reasonable that we say we need to confirm who you are and a facial identification is a reasonable way of doing that."

"It sucks when people hide their identities."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 10:21 AM, February 14, 2011
Oh, nonny... we've had this conversation dozens of times before, haven't we? But you keep on coming back... under your various manufactured personalities.

I do love how you attempt to castigate me... in your anonymous comments... about blogging under a pseudonym. Do I really need to explain, once again, the difference between pseudonymous & anonymous?

See nonnycakes... I have been here, every day, for over four years. You have my email & these comments. You know exactly where to find me... and you do... DAILY.
liberal supporterYou send me threats... about firebombing my house and harming my family.

So tell me, where exactly do I find your cowardly, dishonest little know-nothing ass in the millions of other vexatious, ANONYMOUS trolls?

Oh yeah... that'd be nowhere.

You get that, right?

13 February 2011

What scary knuckle-dragging racist said...

"The fact is, Canada has an enviable culture based on Judeo-Christian values - not Muslim values - with British and French rule of law and traditions and that's why it's better than all of the other places in the world."

"We are heading down a dangerous path if we allow the idea that sharia law has a place in Canada. It does not. It is completely incompatible with the idea and reality of Canada."

""If you want to live under sharia law, go back to the hellhole country you came from, or go to another hellhole country that lives under sharia law."

Meet Mahfooz Kanwar... professor emeritus of sociology at Mount Royal University in Calgary.
(via dr roy)


RELATED: Of course, not everybody agrees

Dear Globe & Mail... I anxiously await...

...your followup article about plastic strap-on penises...
what women want?
One of her biggest-selling novels, Frost Fair, is set in 1814 and tells the story of Gideon Frost, a printer and covert part-time prostitute who carries on a secret affair with a wealthy ruffian named Joshua Redfern.
What women want, huh?

Sure doesn't sound like any of the women I know.


QOTW: Shit... now there's coffee all over everything
"Old and Frail" news articles that will never be written:

"Newspaper ink linked to rectal cancer"



Wow... this one really set poor Nonny spinning. Unfortunately, despite the half dozen frothing, incoherent rants... I was unable to determine which issue really yanked his crank. Gay romance novels... plastic sex toys... the institution of marriage... or just women in general?

I guess some things will have to remain a mystery.

12 February 2011

Never a long gun registry around...

...when you really need one...
A man in his 20s became Toronto's 10th murder victim of the year — and the second to die en route to hospital in one day — after being shot in a Scarborough apartment building.

Toronto Police responding to a shooting call found the victim with no signs of life in the lobby of 70 Stevenvale Dr., Scarborough, at 7:52 p.m.

He was rushed to Sunnybrook hospital from the Lawrence Ave. E.-Markham Rd. building, but police Saturday said he died in the ambulance.
I'm sure the Toronto Police Homicide squad is busy rounding up... farmers, hunters & skeet shooters... as we speak.


UPDATE: Murder victim #10 id'd
Toronto's 10th homicide victim of the year has been identified as 23-year-old Lorenzo Martinez.

RELATED: So you're out at 3:00am...

...enjoying a cool, refreshing beverage. What could possibly go wrong?
A man in his early 20s was shot in the head early Sunday morning at a suspected basement drinking club behind a Weston Rd. strip mall.

Five witnesses later volunteered information to investigators, who are seeking to interview a “person of interest,” described only as a young black man wearing dark clothing.

UPDATE2: Murder victim #9 id'd

It's getting hard to keep up...
Around 1:30 a.m. Friday, Gregory Taylor, 21, was gunned down outside an apartment building near Black Creek and Trethewey Drs. in the old City of York.

Police believe Taylor, acquitted late last year of assault, extortion and kidnapping charges laid in 2009, and known as “Menace” on the streets, was lured out to meet his fate.

LAST WORD: Who needs guns?

Yeah... stability...

...that's one word...
“I think this is something the international media has never paid much attention to," Davidson said. “But on the Arab street, this has been well known. With the Mubaraks, we’re talking about one of the richest families in the world. They control a very large empire of wealth that has been very carefully hoarded.”

The average Egyptian has an income of about $6,000 a year, with almost 20 percent earning the equivalent of less than a dollar a day.

RELATED: Algeria takes a shot
The success of those uprisings is fueling hope for change in Algeria, although many in this conflict-scarred nation fear any prospect of violence after living through a brutal Islamist insurgency in the 1990s that left an estimated 200,000 dead.

I suppose Orwell was right...

...some animals are more equal than others...
Under a province-wide policy, Ontario school boards must be more inclusive and accommodate different faiths during the school day. In one Waterloo, Ont. school, this means a room set aside with holy books and prayer mats for Muslims.

Given the complaints that have greeted the presence of Christmas trees and disbursement of bibles in other schools, is there a contradiction in making special allowances for some faiths and not others?
Thank you Dalton McGuinty.

11 February 2011

Scratch a socialist...

...find a frothing hypocrite...
Mr. Moore has built an entire career - a vast personal industry - upon denouncing capitalism, the profit motive and “greedy” corporations. He is exhibiting the very behavior he claims to abhor.

His lawsuit reveals that, despite his public image as a champion of the working class and the common man, he is a cynical, money-grubbing charlatan who worships the almighty buck.
And please, please, please... don't get me started on Saint Algore.
"The average US household consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours of electricity. In 2006, the Gores wolfed down nearly 221,000 kWh."

Sucking AND blowing... that's why we...

...call him McSlippery...
sucking & blowing
In the Spring of 2010, Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives called for a moratorium on the find-farm projects until an independent study on the environmental and health effects of the farms could be completed.

On Friday, the Ontario Liberals quietly mothballed the project, citing insufficient evidence on how they could effect people’s health.

RELATED: Whoa, dude... that blows
"The Altamont wind farm in California kills about 9000 birds every year, including about a hundred golden eagles. One wind farm."

A little unclear on the concept

Not to bum you out, Abdullah... but trading one oligarchy for another... still not democracy...
wait a minute
In a statement read out on state television at midday on Friday, the military announced that it would lift a 30-year-old emergency law but only "as soon as the current circumstances end". --
Don't misread me, still a pretty good first step... but, seriously... you might not wanna break out the champagne & party hats just yet.

Never a long gun registry around...

...when you really need one...
Police have identified a Toronto man fatally wounded after a shooting near Coronation Park early Friday.

Police were called to 83 Clearview Heights, near Black Creek and Tretheway Drs., after shots rang out around 2 a.m.

Gregory Taylor, 21, was found dead in the back of a car.
Remember... taking rifles & shotguns off farmers, hunters & skeet shooters will immediately eliminate urban handgun crime.

'Cos, ya know... Iggy & Jacko say so.


RELATED: Puh-tay-toe, po-tah-to
An Ottawa-based think tank has concluded that Statistics Canada’s evidence that crime rates are falling is false.

“Serious violent crime is increasing,” contrary to Statistics Canada’s claims, asserts Scott Newark.

10 February 2011

Bell’s vision is an Internet...

"...that’s more like your cellphone. Treat every new Internet application as a 'feature' that incurs a new monthly fee. Charge a 'termination fee' if you get sick of how things are going."

"Above all, make everything consumers do cost more. It’s familiar territory for any cellphone owner, and it’s not a happy territory for consumers or the online economy."

Does anybody know if there's an actual...

...Arabic word for 'neutral'?
-- CAIRO -- The Egyptian military has secretly detained hundreds and possibly thousands of suspected government opponents since mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak began, and at least some of these detainees have been tortured.

The military has claimed to be neutral, merely keeping anti-Mubarak protesters and loyalists apart. But human rights campaigners say this is clearly no longer the case.

BREAKING: "Tanks for the memories"
Egypt's military announced on national television that it has stepped in to “safeguard the country” on Thursday and assured protesters that President Hosni Mubarak will meet their demands in the strongest indication yet that Egypt's longtime leader has lost power.

The statement was labelled “communique number 1,” a phrasing that suggests a military coup.
Hmmm... that's a funny kind of democracy.


LAST WORD: Hope, Change and...

...sorry... my bad...
The revelation of Saudi concerns sheds new light on America's apparent diplomatic paralysis and lays bare the biggest rift between the nations since the oil price shock of 1973.

The White House declined to comment on the reports Wednesday, saying that the administration did not divulge what other leaders said to Obama.


cutting edge
"For once I agree with Quebec. Canada needs to stop being such a doormat. Millions of people come here because our Canada is superior to the third world...not the other way around."

RELATED: No word yet from Iggy...

...on Rastafarian contention that marijuana is a sacrement...
"The kirpan is not a weapon," Ignatieff told reporters in Montreal. "It's a religious symbol and we have to respect it. I was sorry to hear about the Bloc's proposals on the issue."

In my favourite alternate sci-fi universe...

...Kathy Shaidle is Supreme Overlord of Canada...
"America’s North hasn’t stopped mocking the South since Appomattox. If Canada was a real country, we’d make ten movies a year about Quebec hicks who murder Anglos in highly imaginative and yet primitive ways."

[another hit on the bong]

RELATED: In other "alt-universe" news

"New RCMP uniform coming down the pipe. When he joins the musical ride he'll be riding side saddle."