31 May 2011

In other Democratic Egypt news...

Things are looking up, ladies... in the New Improved Egypt... they don't simply assume you're a prostitute... there's a field diagnostic...
"We didn't want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren't virgins in the first place," the general said.

"None of them were virgins."

RELATED: Ask a "spiritual advisor"
The senior cleric was responding to a question from a follower regarding the difference between "martyr's death" and "suicide."

"When protecting Islam, the Muslim people depend on martyrdom operations. It not only is allowed, but even is an obligation," Mesbah wrote.

Yup... an exciting new paradigm...

...cyber riots...
Police said the gang members are part of a group of more than 1,000 youths who have used social media sites like Facebook to plan unruly gatherings on the beach on three of the past four nights.

The beach falls under the jurisdiction of the State Police, who have been unable to prevent the violence.
And it isn't just Boston that's being torn apart...
"It has nothing to do with racism," said Sosa, who lives in South Beach. "It's a lack of respect for the city they're visiting. It's as simple as that. This morning, there were six cars parked on my block with their mirrors ripped off, their antennas ripped off.

It shows our city as nothing short of a warzone - Filthy streets, a drive by shooting, multiple cars crashed in the process, and total chaos on the streets.
And hello, Rochester...
Many people were at the beach to attend the city-organized Rib Festival. Those already at the festival Monday were allowed to stay in the fenced in area.

This isn't the first time a local venue has shut down because of fights on Memorial Day. Seabreeze made it a policy to close on Memorial Day starting last year after rumors of violence. The city has an ongoing issue with crowds of youth at the Liberty Pole downtown.

"I think what you saw at the beach is what we’ve been seeing in many of our neighborhoods for two decades," said Councilman Adam Mcfadden. "It’s just that you had a lot of people there who are not used to that culture and got to witness it personally."
Hmmm... North Carolina...
Investigators say Antwan Terrell Smith was shot and killed after someone pulled a gun just after 1 a.m. during a large fight on 3rd Street. Durante Kavon James was shot in the leg.

It was one of several fights that broke out after the Speed Street celebration in Uptown. CMPD called out its Civil Emergency Unit after reporting that many large groups of people were disobeying police, flashing gang signs, blocking traffic and fighting.

In all, 70 people were arrested - including 15 juveniles. Most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct, fighting, assault, and impeding traffic.
Memorial Day... it ain't what it used to be.


RELATED: It's true what they say...

...there's never a "community organiser" around... when you really need one...
"In the Chicago Tribune, not a word about it, except in mentioning the people who died from gunshots that day, though they don’t mention anything more than that."

You wanna spread terror across the land...

...who needs suitcase nukes...
"We have 61 adults hospitalised, 21 in intensive care," a spokeswoman for the Eppendorf University Clinic in Hamburg, where most cases are being treated clinic, said Monday evening.

The clinic has appealed for blood donations.

"We are using between 500 and 700 bags of plasma per day, compared to 60 normally. We're running out of supplies," the spokeswoman said.

Rolf Stahl, a neurologist at the clinic, said nearly a third of patients there had lost all kidney functions and were on dialysis.
This is apparently a simple case of e-coli poisoning... try imagine a concerted terrorist attack on food or water supplies.

The miracle is... that it hasn't happened already.

30 May 2011

So, I've been in maintenance mode...

...all day long -- first, we had to play silly buggars (as in, retard the timing) with Mrs Neo's car to kludge it through Drive Clean... then it was off to the Doc to set up an appointment to surgically scope my failing left knee.

The backhoe is also getting some new hoses... and I'm contemplating the pros & cons of welding up the leaky loader arms (which also function as a reservoir for hydraulic fluid)... versus fabbing up an external tank, which could also double up as a step into the cab.

Decisions, decisions.

Sometimes it feels as though I'm simply running in place... it'd be nice to actually make a little forward progress.

Remember back... you were in Grade 9...

...your biggest worry was gettin' blown away by gun wielding thugs?
-- TORONTO - A 15-year-old boy has died after being shot multiple times in the courtyard of Rexdale townhouse complex.

Toronto Police homicide Det. Peter Trimble identified the victim as Andrew Naidoo, who lives in the area of the shooting at 1801 Martin Grove Rd.

29 May 2011

I imagine the Toronto police...

...are rounding up farmers, duck hunters & skeet shooters as we speak...
Toronto police are hunting for suspects after three men were shot in Kensington Market early Sunday morning. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 4:30 a.m. outside what police say is an after-hours club at Augusta Avenue, near Denison Square.

This violence comes on the first day Kensington Market begins its annual car-free Sundays. In the summer, the last Sunday of every month the streets of Kensington Market are car free to allow pedestrians to walk freely on the streets.
If they dare.

The New Separatistes

It didn't take Jacko any time at all to bow down to his new Overlords...
"The NDP is determined to adopt measures to better protect Quebec's linguistic and cultural rights," Layton said.

The NDP's deputy leader, Thomas Mulcair, said the NDP recognizes Quebec needs to be treated differently than the rest of the country when it comes to certain issues like culture and language.

This just gets better & better

-- TORONTO -- Ontario Conservatives would force high-risk sex offenders and other dangerous criminals to wear GPS monitoring bracelets, Sun Media has learned.

A PC government would also make the entire sex offender registry — including names and addresses — available to the public online.

These measures will be part of a strong anti-crime program in the Ontario PC election platform, Changebook, to be released Sunday.
The hits just keep on comin'... and comin'.

And let's not forget income splitting.

Stand by for the lunatic left-o-sphere to lose its collective mind... in three, two...

28 May 2011

It's like having a little puppy...

...who just can't stop piddling on the kitchen floor...
tiny little troll
6 minutes, three trolls... perhaps you need a refresher...

comment policy
And, nonny... bear in mind... this is just one tiny slice of your waking... (and I use the word loosely)... "reality."

To recap... you don't know my name, you've never even seen a picture of me... but you're constantly surfacing here, most frequently at 2am, to shriek about my girth, hirsuteness, career status and sobriety.

In what alternate universe does that portend even a vestigial whiff of sanity? Seriously... this is your whole life... cyber-stalking a stranger?



UPDATE: As they say on crime tv...

...his interval is getting shorter...
C'mon nonny... 3 in 3 minutes?

Surely you can do better than that.

You know... like in the good old days...
"I want all gun laws repealed. Then I can go fascist hunting."
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 8:04 PM, November 04, 2009

"I'm looking at automatics today. I love how you can draw dotted lines on whatever you want. But I need accuracy and lots of stopping power. What do you recommend?"
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 8:10 PM, November 04, 2009

"Looks like neo the gun nut doesn't like the truth. I'm sure if we repealed all gun laws he would feel so much safer, then he could shoot me with his bazooka from a mile away."
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 6:34 PM, November 04, 2009

"What are you going to do about it, coward? Shoot me with your pop guns? Hahahahahahahahaha!"
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 2:15 PM, October 26, 2009

"He thinks it's worth putting up with the CPC crackpots as long as he gets to keep and grow his gun collection."
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 9:48 PM, September 23, 2009

"This is such fun. Old Cacademia here deletes LibSup's comments and then LibSup pastes them over at CC's. And then we laugh and laugh and laugh..."
Posted by Ti-Guy to halls of macadamia at 7:12 PM, September 24, 2009

"Glad you remembered I told you to suck my fat cock."
Posted by Ti-Guy to halls of macadamia at 3:29 AM, September 19, 2009
C'mon babycakes... just let the rest of your personalities out for a breath of fresh air.

You know you want to.


RELATED: Bias? What media bias?

Yet again... the so-called mainstream media... insists on pumping up the already hysterical chimp-o-sphere...
"I will have to wait and read it later, as first I must walk the Trail of Latte Tears in High Park."

LAST WORD: Here's a hint, nonny...

If your comment starts with the word "dude"... you're in the wrong place.

Actually... you're in the wrong decade... but you're not gonna get that either, are you.

The Wrong Stuff

The American soldier at the centre of the WikiLeaks revelations was so mentally fragile before his deployment to Iraq that he wet himself, threw chairs around, shouted at his commanding officers and was regularly brought in for psychiatric evaluations.

Two months after his arrival, the bolt was removed from his rifle because he was thought to be a danger, his lawyer, David Coombs, has confirmed.

Michael Who?

"He found someone bent on seeking redemption and a man who aspired to be a winning politician, having only ever led one revolution – a protest against a pajama party at Upper Canada College."

RELATED: Prime Minister Srephen Harper...

...think of him as the Anti-Jack...
-- DEAUVILLE, France (Reuters) -- Group of Eight leaders had to soften a statement urging Israel and the Palestinians to return to negotiations because Canada objected to a specific mention of 1967 borders, diplomats said Friday.

The government has adopted a staunchly pro-Israel position in international negotiations since coming to power in 2006, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper saying Canada will back Israel whatever the cost.
Pop quiz, folks... name the only democratic country in the entire Middle East.


UPDATE: Thx DDTTR... bad link fixed

I've been having trouble inserting urls ever since upgrading to Firefox 4. Anybody else have a similar issue?

27 May 2011

A failure to communicate

It’s a fundamental part of the Airbus philosophy about automation that pilots should not be able to assert individual control outside of a defined envelope that guarantees the stability of the airplane.

As long as the autopilot and engine auto-thrust are engaged, the computers inhibit pilots from superseding the commands of the system.

Boeing, in contrast, within its own version of a fully automated flight deck, has a system that allows pilots to intervene at any moment when they feel it necessary.
I know which airline I'd rather be on.

No doubt, the Toronto homicide squad...

...is rounding up farmers, duck hunters & skeet shooters as we speak...
-- TORONTO -- John Kang, 21, was approached by the in a plaza parking lot near Victoria Park and Finch Aves. around 10:15 p.m. , police said. One of the men pulled out a gun and shot Kang in the chest.

Both suspects are described as black men, about 18 to 19 years old. One is about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 with a slim build. The other is about six feet tall. Both men were wearing baseball caps.
Remember back, you were a kid... all those targeted assassinations?

Yeah... me neither.


UPDATE: Hot on the trail
-- TORONTO -- Police have issued a Canada-wide first-degree murder warrant for a Toronto teen in a fatal shooting on May 26.

Toronto police say Henok Mebratu, 18, is considered armed and dangerous and warn he shouldn't be approached.

26 May 2011

Sledgehammers, picks... turning big rocks...

...into little rocks...
never enough gravel
In what's being billed as a Canadian first, inmates in Ontario prisons would be forced to perform 40 hours of manual labour a week to earn rewards like coffee and gym time.

Under Premier Dalton McGuinty, prisoners get yoga lessons, cooking classes, writing workshops and premium cable TV channels – all on the public dime, Mr. Hudak said.

RELATED: Speak of the devil...

...seriously, Craig Munro is the devil...
Craig Munro, a junkie and convicted cop killer who has been behind bars for 30 years, claims he has been working towards some day becoming a yoga instructor while out on day parole passes.

According his most recent parole decision in March, posted on cancrime.com, he has been pursuing a “spiritual path” through the aboriginal community and studying yoga.

LAST WORD: Good and Evil... they exist

Prison should not be considered a viable alternative to living in the larger field of folk. Similarly, it should not be considered an extension of our educational system... a place to try socialise people who choose to live outside the law.

Criminals are not a subset of society. Too often they are violent predators... a cancer that preys on those of us who choose to play by the rules.

You break the social contract... you should be isolated AND punished. Being incarcerated shouldn't be a pleasant experience where you get to socialise with your posse.

Making these people perform useful work should be a minimum expectation.

And so it begins...

...New Dipper frat party... announces it forgot to actually order in those kegs...
"Mr. Layton is backtracking on positions he took during the election campaign,” said PQ leader Pauline Marois. “The choice of Quebecers will be respected at 50 per cent plus one vote."

UPDATE: Backtracking on backtracking
NDP Leader Jack Layton told reporters Thursday his party believes that a simple majority, 50 per cent plus one vote, is enough to decide a future Quebec referendum.

25 May 2011

In other "China's economic miracle" news...

From those wonderful folks who brought you... lead-painted baby toys...
just dessertsYou can't say you haven't been warned...
"Made in Canada" simply means that 51 per cent of the production cost was incurred in Canada; the ingredients could come from anywhere, and increasingly they come from China.
Go clean out your fridge.

Do it now.

24 May 2011

President McDreamy's...

... magical Middle East outreach program -- he overlooks just one tiny detail...mcdreamy redux
"The only truly free Arabs living in the Middle East are the one million who live in Israel."

UPDATE: That evil, racist Rush Limb...

...wait a minute...
U.S. President Barack Obama’s Palestinian Authority-Israel peace plan is a ”formula for war,” writes Bret Stephens, foreign affairs editor and deputy editorial page editor of The Wall St. Journal.

“For starters, it would be nice if the president could come clean about whether his line about the 1967 line – "mutually agreed swaps" and all – was pathbreaking and controversial, or no big deal.

On Sunday, Mr. Obama congratulated himself for choosing the hard road to Mideast peace as he prepares for re-election, only to offer a few minutes later that "there was nothing particularly original in my proposal."

So I guess... "culture"...

...does trump education...
In India, the practice of aborting female fetuses increases as women become better educated and wealthier, defying the predicted decline of a widespread cultural preference for sons.

And as many as 12 million girls have gone “missing” from the population since 1985 because of the practice, according to new research released Tuesday by the leading medical journal The Lancet.

"It began as a offhand remark..."

... "hey, what if we just didn’t tell?" --

And then Stocker found a book in his school library called X: A Fabulous Child’s Story by Lois Gould. The book, published in 1978, is about raising not a boy or a girl, but X.

There’s a happy ending here. Little X — who loved to play football and weave baskets — faces the taunting head on, proving that X is the most well-adjusted child ever examined by “an impartial team of Xperts.”

“It became so compelling it was almost like, How could we not?” says Witterick.

"This is sad because these kids have no chance. They will always be screwed up. It isn't normal to be 'genderless'."

"Also, why do all their kids have stripper names?"
Posted by: slaw at May 24, 2011 12:10 PM

23 May 2011

We now return to... "As the Village Turns"

Be careful what you wish for... 'cos you just might get it all...
The three widows of Osama bin Laden are turning on each other in custody, with two older Saudi women blaming a much younger Yemeni wife for leading American intelligence to their hideout.

"It's vicious," said a Pakistani official briefed on the interrogation of the widows. "The older wives think the younger one tipped off the Americans or was tracked when she came to join him."

"The joke in Pakistan is that Bin Laden called in his location to CIA because he was being driven mad cooped up for five years with so many wives and children," said Rehman Malik, Pakistan's interior minister.

22 May 2011

I dunno, Abdul... you let them drive cars...

...next thing you know... they'll be demanding the right to just walk around without male supervision.
-- RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Authorities detained a Saudi woman on Saturday after she launched a campaign against the driving ban for women in the ultraconservative kingdom and posted a video of herself behind the wheel on Facebook and YouTube to encourage others to copy her.

Religious Zealots... never afraid to ask...

...the really hard questions...

-- Q: --
Isn't the world going to be totally collapsed after the Rapture?
-- A: --
When all the Christians on the planet disappear, there will certainly be massive confusion.

However, the majority of people will still be on earth, and communications will be their first priority to maintain.

Therefore, I believe it will not be a problem to coordinate activities to rescue and care for your pets.

UPDATE: Apocalypse Not
"By late afternoon, a small crowd had gathered in front of Camping's Oakland headquarters. There were atheists blowing up balloons in human form, which were released into the sky just after 6 p.m. in a mockery of the rapture."

"Someone played a CD of 'The End' by the Doors, amid much laughter."

21 May 2011

That evil, controlling Stephen Harp...

...wait a minute...
"Once he goes nuclear and e-mails the [education] minister, e-mails the chairman, e-mails the CEO, suddenly now this becomes an example of a Liberal operative putting pressure on a public broadcaster to drop a guest."

"If we did, how the hell would that have looked – buckling to the request of somebody who basically works for Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty."

How the Medieval Theocracy wages war...

...er, "holy war"... that is...
-- KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban suicide bomber targeting NATO medical trainers infiltrated Kabul's main military hospital on Saturday and blew himself up in a tent full of Afghan medical students eating lunch, killing six and wounding 23.
Once again... the capricious & unknowable "Will of Allah."


RELATED: A History of Violence
"After a wave of suicide attacks killed more than 1,000 Israelis in the second Palestinian intifada, Israel began erecting a security wall to protect its citizens."
And Barry Obama wants to throw in with the jihadis?


20 May 2011

The thing is... Majority Government...

...is really a double edged sword...time to get realSo, Tony... what this actually means is... there aren't any more excuses...
"Mr. Clement was the founding president of the Canadian Alliance, a political movement in favour of smaller government that ultimately morphed into the Conservative Party of Canada."

"Yet after five years in power, the federal public service is now 13 per cent larger than in 2006 when Mr. Harper became Prime Minister."
Okay, guys... let's see what you've got.

/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/

Will President McDreamy's most memorable achievement be turning decades of U.S. foreign policy inside out?
-- WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians' demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, in a move that will likely infuriate Israel.
But, heck, never mind those war-mongering Israelis... Barry's obviously got their number. Let's ask a Palestinian Member of Parliament...
Hamas MP and Cleric Yunis Al-Astal:
"In just a few years, all the Zionists and the settlers will realize that their arrival in Palestine was for the purpose of the great massacre, by means of which Allah wants to relieve humanity of their evil."
These are the folks the Car Salesman-in-Chief wants to cosy up to?



RELATED: No real surprises here...
Compounding the problem, Mr. Netanyahu delivered a fiery speech to a pro-Israel lobbying group in Washington declaring that “Jerusalem isn’t a settlement, it’s our capital.”

A furious White House promptly denied him all the trappings of a presidential meeting with Mr. Obama the next day, refusing to allow photographers to take pictures of the two men in the Oval Office, as is usually the case for meetings with foreign leaders.

LAST WORD: Meet Barack's special friends
Ayah's remains were discovered in a well barely three kilometers (about two miles) from her family home. Police had been alerted to the scene by a shepherd who had wanted to fetch water from the well and been overwhelmed by a dreadful smell.

19 May 2011

It bears repeating...

...my guns have still killed fewer people than former Liberal Attorney General Michael Bryant's car...
"This is a diverse group. Young and old, male and female; among other occupations, members include school teachers, doctors, bakers, and lawyers.

Under federal law, the minimum age for membership is 18. The oldest member of the Forest Hill club is approaching 80 years of age."
Remember... these are the folks former Toronto Mayor David Miller wanted to chase outta town.


RELATED: Move along everybody...

...nothing to see here...
Det. Sgt. Barsky lamented as “unfortunate” a decision by a key witness in the case to recant her police statement.

Y.M., who was also a student at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute, initially fingered the two accused but then backtracked in court, a move the Crown alleges was motivated by fear.
Remember... if you take guns away from law-abiding citizens... urban crime will magically disappear.


UPDATE: Wait... "the community"...

...that's as specific as the media will get?
"Has the community’s code of silence rendered justice moot? Is fear of reprisal — real or imagined — choking witnesses from telling the truth or from coming forward at all?"

"And what kind of message does that send except that shooters can fire with impunity, because they know no one will talk."

"Because as it stands right now, the 'no-snitching' street code has handed these criminals a licence to kill."

LAST WORD: Please, won't somebody tell me...

...what is this mysterious "community" you speak of?

It's nice to know they're not all...

...colourless, humourless bureaucrats...
"It's likely that an investigation of this scenario would seek to accomplish several goals: determine the cause of the illness, the source of the infection/virus/toxin, learn how it is transmitted and how readily it is spread, how to break the cycle of transmission and thus prevent further cases, and how patients can best be treated."

"However, their suggestions for a zombie apocalypse preparedness kit is sorely lacking: Where's the sawed-off shotgun?"

Let's just be thankful she doesn't have...

...uncontrollable urges to tear heads off kittens...
"Anytime you have a coworker, friend or family member with a medical anomaly, the proper response is to avert attention, and don't call attention to it."
Yup... sure wouldn't wanna embarrass anyone with the chutzpah to litigate for the right to watch porn & masturbate... AT WORK.

Hey CUPE... time to sweeten that benefit package. I'm guessin' you can already count on the support of at least one federal party leader.

That evil, controlling Stephen Harp...

...wait a minute...
"The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news 'fairly'."

18 May 2011

I could be wrong...

...maybe there is a gawd...
The hotel maid, a West African immigrant, has occupied the fourth-floor High Bridge pad with her 15-year-old daughter since January — and before that, lived in another Bronx apartment set aside by Harlem Community AIDS United strictly for adults with the virus and their families.

The Post has not been able to ascertain whether the maid, 32, has HIV/AIDS because of medical confidentiality laws.
But, hey... maybe Dom caught a break...
"Everyone must go through the bullpen. Everyone gets his picture taken, his fingers printed, his height and weight measured, and his urine sampled. The AIDS test is optional."

RELATED: Money, fame...

...you've still gotta be careful what you wish for...
"Everyone assumed that I was supposed to marry someone like a John Kerry, some preppy that had gone to Harvard or Yale. I didn't want to marry those boys. I did not like them. I had been around them my whole life. I interrupted the story line."

"I wanted out of that suffocation."
Funny how people with money just assume the normal rules don't apply.

Go ahead and make Jack Layton...

..the next Prime Minister... I dare you...
-- NEW YORK -- Two leading makers of lighting products are showcasing LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace energy-guzzling 100-watt light bulbs set to disappear from stores in January.

Their demonstrations at the LightFair trade show in Philadelphia this week mean that brighter LED bulbs will likely go on sale next year, but after a government ban takes effect.

The new bulbs will also be expensive — about $50 each — so the development may not prevent consumers from hoarding traditional bulbs.

RELATED: Seriously... do the math

17 May 2011

I get that there are people...

...who can't function unless they're pinned under a heavy institutional thumb, but... maybe if Canadian jails were a little closer to their American analogues... we'd have a few less career criminals...
"Everyone must go through the bullpen. Everyone gets his picture taken, his fingers printed, his height and weight measured, and his urine sampled. The AIDS test is optional."

"Strauss-Kahn would also have been strip-searched, having to turn his back to his jailers, squat, and lift the bottoms of his bare feet for inspection."
I know they'd only have to lock me up once at Riker's Island.


RELATED: Sorry, Dom-Ass... this time...

...you have to pay the piper...
In other words, he just does whatever he feels like and doesn't give a damn because he gets away with it and his associates and his wife don't seem to care all that much.

To diagnose that (eg Impulse Disorder, or Sex Addiction) is simply to excuse, or dignify, the sort of bad behavior that most people decide, often with great struggle, to limit to their fantasy lives.

$437 million dollars... that's why we...

...call him McSlippery...
You can be forgiven if you’re unfamiliar with the term “economic development adder.” It means subsidy. The government didn’t want to admit it was paying $437 million to sweeten the deal and make it worth Samsung’s while, so it chose a term no one would recognize.

A whole new twist...

...to that familiar ol' saw... "baby boom"...
Asked by a dumbfounded Mr. Eldar whether she would let Mohammed become a shahid, or martyr, if he recovers, she replies, “Absolutely. If it’s for the sake of Jerusalem, I would.”

Life, she says, is not precious.
Chalk up another one... for that unconditional mother love.

From the folks who brought you Caledonia

Once again, too many gutless politicians... not enough common sense...
"The city has had archeologists go and test, they’ve had about 40 test pits, and it does not show it to be a burial mound." --
C'mon, Toronto... you never wanna let any of those pesky facts get in the way of a politically-correct cultural fairy tale... let's get this faux-cultural carnival on the road...
They affixed three red Mohawk Warrior flags to tall dead tree branches, which they lashed to trees and stumps. Also tied to trees: two purple flags of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy.
They keep it up until fall... maybe Dalton can just buy the whole damn park and give it to them.


"I don't understand or have any rationale for his claims in the park," says Kris Nahrgang, elected chief of the Kawartha Nishnawbe First Nations of Burleigh Falls, a band of over 700 whose treaty territory includes the GTA.

16 May 2011

More of those damn, gun-happy Alber...

...wait a minute...
-- CALGARY -- On Thursday, May 12th, RCMP in Fort McMurray arrested 26-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Brooks, Alberta on unrelated drug and weapons charges.

After speaking with Mohamed, police have now charged him with second-degree murder in connection to Worku’s death.
Hang on... rednecks, Alberta, rampant homicides... that sounds so familiar.

Hope, change and... cat food on crackers

And looky here... the Car Salesman-in-Chief has just redefined the phrase "Old Age Security"...
If Congress does not vote by Aug. 2 to raise the debt limit, Geithner says the government is likely to default on some of its obligations, which he says would cause enormous economic harm and the suspension of government services, including the disbursal of Social Security funds.

RELATED: Scratch a Liberal...

...find a vagrant-in-waiting...
"When you consider the state of the Liberal Party these days, the story of these debts may act as a big disincentive: if these talents spent that much money in a loss, and still have trouble paying it off, why should they be trusted with the finances of a nation?"

But, but, but...

...he's just so McDreamy...
When President Barack Obama took office, in 2009, he championed the cause of government transparency, and spoke admiringly of whistle-blowers, whom he described as “often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government.” But the Obama Administration has pursued leak prosecutions with a surprising relentlessness.

Including the Drake case, it has been using the Espionage Act to press criminal charges in five alleged instances of national-security leaks — more such prosecutions than have occurred in all previous Administrations combined.
Funny how that works, huh?

More "Caviar Socialists" in the news

I'm no mathematician... but let's try calculate the odds of Stephen Harper being -- (a) -- found butt-nekkid in a triad-run bawdy house... or -- (b) -- arrested for sexually assaulting a a maid in a ritzy hotel.

Even the lunatic left-leaning Huffpo, can't resist piling on...
For demolishing the Socialists' claim to speak for the common Frenchman and woman, it's hard to beat an accusation of the entitled Socialist standard bearer imperiously attempting to rape a chambermaid in a $3,000 luxury hotel room and then trying to skip town.


UPDATE: A History of Violence
Tristane Banon previously described the attack, which happened when she was in her early 20s, in a television programme in 2007, when she called Strauss-Kahn, whose name was bleeped out, a "rutting chimpanzee."

She says she consulted a lawyer at the time, but was persuaded not to take action by her mother, a regional councillor in the Socialist party and friend of the Strauss-Kahn family. Banon is goddaughter to Strauss-Kahn's second wife.

LAST WORD: I guess she just doesn't have that...

..."velvet touch"...
"The union paid another $145 to put up Chow for the night in a separate hotel room."

13 May 2011

So... with Blogger being down...

...the last 24 hours, I decided it was time to venture... once again... into the wonderful world of home repair. We've been having some off & on water pressure issues lately... and the last couple of days the H2O was actually shutting itself off.

Now, for all you big city folk, this would simply entail ringing up city hall and telling them to suss things out... with a well, it's... well... a little more complicated... and if you call in a plumber... a lot more expensive.

I had actually gone out and purchased a new pressure tank a little while ago... our old tank is probably 20 years old, a little grungy at the tee... and it sits way down on the basement floor. I figured I'd replace the tank, the pressure switch & gauge... and fab up a table at waist-level to avoid that hands & knees deal. It's a little awkward to get down and read that gauge, or reset the switch... and in another ten years, it'll be downright painful.

Anyway, this pressure thing forced my hand... and I spent an hour yesterday removing & installing a new switch & gauge. Wanted to see if it was just the bits causing trouble... or whether the tank itself had failed.

Here's what I found...

You can see that the tube on the bottom of the pressure switch is completed occluded with, well... I don't even wanna think about it. The gauge is similarly baffed and stuck on 60 psi.

Swapped in the new pressure switch... which also now has a built-in low pressure trip that shuts off the pump if pressure drops below 20 psi. Nice to have if you blow a washing machine hose... or have a pipe freeze & burst.

And it's always nice to have a working pressure gauge...

I also had to air up the bladder in the old tank... it'll hold long enough for me to throw together a platform for the new tank. I actually splurged and bought a new brass tee as well.

Once all this stuff is in... it'll mean I've bullet-proofed the in-house components... which means the only other possible problem I will have in the forseeable future is the submersible pump itself.

A pretty simple operation overall... certainly a lot less drama & frustration than my last few forays into home maintenance.

11 May 2011

I imagine GTA farmers, duck hunters...

...and target shooters are being rounded up as we speak...
In what police called a “double drive-by” — the two cars involved were both moving at the time — shots were fired from one moving vehicle into the other near the intersection of Gosford Blvd. and Secroft Cres.
No need to be alarmed though, folks... looks like the world-famous Inspector Clouseau Crime Unit is on the job...
Staff Sgt. Lamond would not speculate about the cause of the shooting, but said, “it doesn’t seem like innocent bystanders."
Uh yeah, Sarge... that's certainly a very good place to start.


RELATED: Gives a whole new meaning...

to the slogan... "Ride the Rocket"...
The victim was shot in the chest on a TTC bus and rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. He was in stable condition Tuesday.

Police haven't released a description of the suspect.

Merriam-Webster... in an effort to keep up...

...with our ever-changing & increasingly technological world... issues redefinition of the word "pathetic"... junkie logic
"You’ll meet more people than ever, just because of the wow factor," said Jason Healy, the founder of Blu, who did not appear to be making friends as he exhaled the odorless vapor of an e-cigarette at a coffee shop in Midtown Manhattan recently.

10 May 2011

Oh, c'mon now... International Law...

...that's just for little people...osama bin-shreddedThe usually oh-so-vocal "principle of the thing" left-o-sphere... seems to have silently slunk away into the ethical shadows.

I don't get it.


Dear Sons,
We are sensitive to your concerns.
Please let us know where you are living and we will certainly contact you regarding this matter.

A Brief History of Courage

I don’t have much positive to say about motor neuron disease. But it taught me not to pity myself, because others were worse off and to get on with what I still could do. I’m happier now than before I developed the condition.

I am lucky to be working in theoretical physics, one of the few areas in which disability is not a serious handicap.

The New Separatistes

Now that the Dippers are a Quebec-based party... Jack has to sing for his supper...
NDP Leader Jack Layton promised Quebecers, during a weekend appearance on a popular talk show, that he would immediately try to apply the principles of Quebec's language laws to federally regulated industries.

Some political observers warn that bill would actually change little in Quebec - and, despite accomplishing little, would only serve to open the Pandora's Box of language disputes.
Who's the big, bad "wedge-issuer" now, huh? I mean, that's what this is, right?

In a majority government situation, Jack and the NDP have a better chance... (not to mention more of an interest)... in legalising prostitution... than passing this divisive private member's bill.

The NDP... as useful as grease nipples on an emu.


RELATED: It gets better...
union rules
While the NDP finds itself swamped with résumés for those 300 or so jobs, an equal number of staffers – largely from the Bloc Québécois and the Liberals – are suddenly out of work.

Unlike other parties that allow MPs to hire and fire staff largely at will, NDP staffers are unionized, meaning jobs must first be offered internally and decisions can be challenged.
Hmmm... does that mean we're gonna see NDP staffers regularly going out on strike?

And, say goodbye to the meritocracy...
The NDP describes itself as an employment equity employer. That means “women, persons of colour, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons are encouraged to apply.”
The union, huh? That sounds so familiar...
A union official is facing criminal charges after allegedly threatening MLA Jenny Kwan, her husband and their children and throwing feces onto the family’s roof, according to court documents filed Friday.
Hey... don't look at me... I didn't vote for them.

09 May 2011

The Lizzie May... "kiss of death"

In the 2008 election, the Greens attracted 937,000 votes, an increase of 237,000 over the previous election.

Last Monday they gave it all back, and more, dropping to 576,000 votes. That’s less than they polled in 2006 or 2004, under then-leader Jim Harris.

You have to go back to 2000 to find a worse result.
So much for the "big picture", huh?

Perhaps he's not as McSlippery...

...as he thinks...
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the New Democrats and the Progressive Conservatives have all called on McGuinty to apologize for the secret law his government passed regarding police powers during the G20 weekend.
Ever notice how Stephen Harper takes all the heat in the media for being an evil, controlling dictator?

Here we have a case of Dalton McGuinty secretly ramping up police powers... then unbelievably... trying to pass the buck to the Prime Minister.

The icing on the cake is that he gets caught in the act... then, in effect... tells the people of Ontario to go piss up a rope.
"Harper didn't pass a secret G20 law, the McGuinty government did," said Opposition justice critic Garfield Dunlop. "People were charged and they were put in jail and they knew nothing really about what they were doing wrong."

Unlike the NDP and civil liberties groups, the Tories don't want a public inquiry into the G20, but they do want McGuinty to say he's sorry for the secret law.

"He owes an apology. It's that simple," said Dunlop. "We're not asking for a huge, expensive inquiry. We're asking for an apology."
Let's see what kind of legs this thing has.

I'm willing to bet... not nearly as much as any of the media-manufactured Conservative-targeted "scandals" that hit the airwaves daily.

Toe-may-toe... tom-mah-to

"The Rewards for Justice pays rewards for information," Edwards said. "It does not pay bounties. In fact, the Department of State strongly discourages bounty hunters and other non-governmental individuals from pursuing the capture of terrorists."
Whatever works, sweetie.


RELATED: Understanding Pakistan...

...the short answer is... you won't...
So how is the army both at war with al Qaeda and in bed with it?

The answer is the army is riddled with jihadist sympathizers. For decades, the officer corps has been told India is the enemy, America is unreliable and rapacious, and that Islam is the answer.

Even those officers who appreciate American support (the country has received billions in aid since 9/11) resent it too. Like all Pakistanis they also believe America is closer in values and interests to India.

They are right.

It could be way worse... right?

I'm just trying to imagine what it would be like... if they hadn't embraced democracy...
Egypt's justice minister has warned that those who threaten the country's security will face "an iron fist".

Abdel Aziz al-Gindi was speaking after 12 people died and more than 180 were wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo.

More than 190 people detained after the fatal clashes will face military trials, Egypt's army says.

RELATED: More capricious & unknowable...

...Will of Allah...
(Reuters) - The Taliban released a video on Sunday of a Canadian man captured this year in a volatile province of central Afghanistan.

Kidnapping has become a lucrative business in Afghanistan in recent years, as part of the Taliban-led insurgency but also by criminal groups with largely financial motives.

Two French television journalists were kidnapped by the Taliban northeast of Kabul more than a year ago and are still being held. A Dutch aid worker and his Afghan driver, abducted in Afghanistan's north last October, were freed in December.

08 May 2011

That secretive, controlling Stephen Harp...

...wait a minute...
In her first interview since getting elected, the elusive New Democrat who made headlines for going to Las Vegas during the campaign admits she's never stepped foot in her riding but says she is looking forward to visiting soon.

In a halting phone interview conducted almost entirely in English, Ms. Brosseau sounds nervous and at one point takes more than 20 seconds to answer a question while papers are heard being shuffled.

She said she has learned a lot over the week during meetings with other party members and leader Jack Layton... and her “skin is getting thicker by the day.”

NDP officials continue to shield her from the national media and The Canadian Press was denied an interview with her again Saturday.

FROM THE COMMENTS: Maybe it's shiatsu...
"Her 'skin is getting thicker'? What are they doing to her?"

07 May 2011

Here's the pictures...

...you really wanna see...
In a White House briefing on Monday, counterterrorism chief John Brennan said that he and the rest of Obama’s team were “able to monitor the situation in real time” and were given “regular updates” as the operation proceeded, but wouldn’t say whether there was a live video feed.

Even though the government won’t confirm that the SEALs were wearing cameras, a military spokesman tells The Daily Beast that video is a routine part of many combat missions.
Why do you think Obama's being so cagey about releasing ANY photographic evidence related to the bin-Laden execution?

Think about it.


UPDATE: Here's what Barry O...

...allows you to see...
In the short clips, bin Laden appears hunched and tired, seated on the floor, watching television wrapped in a wool blanket and wearing a knit cap.

So... how about it, Peace Moonbeam?

That whole "moral relativism" thing... I'm thinkin' maybe you could explain that to us... one more time...
"The pro-bin Laden 'funeral' took place as relatives of the 7/7 terror attack on London - which claimed 52 lives - wept at the inquest into the atrocity just three miles away."
A funeral, huh? That's all about remembrance & respect and sombre reflection... 'cos... I mean... people are the same the whole world over... right?
"Protesters carried signs declaring 'Islam will dominate the world' and 'Jihad to defend the Muslims' as well as banners attacking the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."
sammy bin shredded
"It was organised by controversial preacher Anjem Choudary, who told reporters after the 'service' that America had created a new generation of Islamic terrorists. There will be one million Osamas. Muslims will remember Osama as a great man who stood up against Satan. Many will want to emulate his acts."
Yup... bracing myself for that warm, fuzzy feeling in three, two...


"Osama has 'supporters', but the EDL are 'extremists'."

06 May 2011

Prove it, prove it... chimes whiney NDP

Liberal candidate Francine Gaudet said a formal complaint has been made with Elections Canada by a voter in the riding alleging there are at least 90 invalid signatures on the elected NDP candidate's nomination papers.

Ms. Gaudet explained in an interview that when voters were asked to endorse the NDP candidate’s nomination papers, her name did not appear on the voter consent nomination form.

The NDP has said Ms. Brosseau’s nomination list is legitimate because it was accepted by Elections Canada’s returning officer in the riding.
Yeah... it ain't about the fraud or forgery... if you can slip it past a petty bureaucrat... you win.

Impossible? Inconceivable?

Sorry, Peace Moonbeam... a sense of disbelief is absolutely no defense at all...
“Our major concern has not been that an Islamic militant could steal an entire weapon but rather the chance someone working in Pakistani government facilities could gradually smuggle enough fissile material out to eventually make a weapon and the vulnerability of weapons in transit.”

That evil, uber-controlling Stephen Harp...

...wait a minute...
chessmaster jackIs there some special Dipper blackbag team that snatches up NDP candidates, takes them to secret locations... and pumps them full of party propaganda?
She was nowhere to be seen during the election campaign and newly elected MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau remained incommunicado Thursday as the NDP put her through intensive language training before she faces public scrutiny.

Ms. Brosseau never went to the Berthier-Maskinongé riding to meet voters during the campaign. She had no campaign workers, no campaign headquarters, no money. She simply placed her name on the ballot and won.
Wow... what's the odds on pulling that off, huh? That's gotta be a one in a mill... c'est what?!?
And she wasn’t the only NDP candidate to coast to victory with no campaigning.

Mylène Freeman, a 22-year-old McGill University political science student, was elected in Argenteuil-Papineau Mirabel, northwest of Montreal.

She also was never in the riding, because she didn’t expect to win, preferring instead to help the campaign of NDP Quebec lieutenant Tom Mulcair, who was running in Montreal.
Oh, Quebec... what have you done to yourselves?