31 October 2014

From kangaroo to actual court?

This is a good thing. The court of public opinion was not an appropriate place to deal with this matter...
Two women have come forward to Toronto Police with allegations against Jian Ghomeshi, a police spokesperson said Friday night.
If Jian Ghomeshi is to be put on trial, let it be in a court of law, not the court of Jerry Springer...
There are no safeguards in that court, no testing of the evidence, no rules or boundaries.

As Abe Lincoln famously said, “There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.”

Not just a Chief... apparently he's...

...a "National Treasure"...too many chiefs, not enough swiss bank accountsNow, before anyone gets too excited about these numbers, just know there's a perfectly reasonable explanation...
“To be … the leader of a nation, and we’re not just a band, we are a nation, and to lead it for 34 years, is something totally unheard of, I don’t care in what political field you’re in.”
Of course, Chief Sam can have the entire Shuswap nation over for a backyard barbeque...
The Shuswap have 267 members, of whom just 87 live on the reserve.

A Liberal government would scrap the new federal legislation that led to the recent revelation that the chief of a small Lower Mainland band had received income last year totalling close to $1 million, according to leader Justin Trudeau.
I'm speechless.

29 October 2014

Ask an RCMP Commissioner

What is this "homeless" nonsense you speak of?
“The investigation is focusing on whether these interactions could have contributed or facilitated, in any way, the terrorist attack subsequently committed by Zehaf-Bibeau.”
Of course, not everyone is in agreement...
OTTAWA — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said the latest information about Zehaf Bibeau indicates that he should not be defined as a terrorist.
C'mon Tommy... even Justin Al-Trudeau isn't fighting the RCMP on this one.


RELATED: So much for Islamophobia...

Student filmaker's gotcha moment goes horribly wrong as Canadians defend 'victim' against faked racism.

While the Canadian media unquestioningly lap up Albach's explanation that this was a "social experiment"... Pam Gellar goes with Occam's Razor...
While thousands of mourners packed a church and lined adjacent streets in industrial Hamilton, Ontario, on Tuesday for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last week’s attack on the nation’s seat of government, this Muslim filmmaker tried to make it all about “islamophobia.”

Victimizing the victim, that’s his jihad. No empathy, no humanity, just victimhood and supremacism.

Meet the Penis Police...

...or as I like to think of them, the Toronto Red Star Chamber... star chamber
I understand that the conventional wisdom is that most victims of sex assault don’t report, but surely to God, when they do, it should not be to a newspaper.

RELATED: Eye of the beholder
Ghomeshi's public Facebook page has tripled its number of fans since his post about the allegations went up; over 100,000 people have liked this post, and nearly 50,000 have shared it.

A petition to “BAND TOGETHER AND SHOW THE CBC HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IMPACTED BY THEIR IRRATIONAL DECISION” (whatever that means) has over 4,000 signatures.
Looks like presumption of innocence still lives on.


The note, sent to CBC staff by e-mail on Tuesday afternoon, makes reference to a “continuing investigation” and says it will take into account “any new information that becomes available to us, either directly or indirectly.”

UPDATE: Anonymous no more
"He did take me by the throat and press me against the wall and choke me," actress Lucy DeCoutere said. "And he did slap me across the face a couple of times."

She doesn't recall telling him to stop but said her facial expression turned very serious and Ghomeshi was no longer violent after that. She left within an hour and saw Ghomeshi two more times that weekend, but they did not discuss the incident, and no further violent incidents occurred.

She said she had no physical marks on her body from the attack and did not seek medical attention or report it to the police, partially because she felt there were too many holes in her story.
So, now the question is... will this matter proceed to the police?

28 October 2014

Ask a Professional Journalist

Even as we bury Corporal Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton today, the mainstream media is busy commiserating with THE REAL VICTIMS of this horrendous crime.

I'm speechless.

The way Canadian media covers firearms related incidents in this country is spectacularly bereft of logic or reason. We know, from the constant panic-laden coverage that firearms ownership, taken largely for granted in our once mostly agricultural nation is now, according to our media betters... a cultural mark of Cain.

It extends even to our proud military, reduced, despite a heightened threat level, to carrying unloaded "ceremonial" rifles. Had Corporal Cirillo and his brethren on duty at the National War Memorial been permitted to carry live rounds (a quick pull on the charging handle to chamber a bullet) in the rifles they were holding, this tragic story could have had a very different ending.

Suddenly, surprisingly, after the murders of two Canadian soldiers in the space of two days, the CBC and like organisations have suddenly embraced firearms. Well, only one firearm, really... and only when it is fired by one unlikely person.

Big Mother, as we are all too well aware, resolutely regards firearms as the Devil's playthings. A businessman who defends his store, or a homeowner who repels a home invasion with a gun are considered criminals. If however, you are defending a politician, suddenly the worm turns.

And where is Wendy Cukier... when you really, really need her? Wendy and her ilk are all very quick to condemn private firearms ownership. They get all shrill and sweaty and aflutter every time a gun surfaces in the Canadian media.

Unlike, however... virtually ever other incident where a violent criminal is shot by police, no one in the media, or on the Opposition benches is demanding to know why Kevin Vickers didn't just shoot Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in the arm or leg.
Vickers immediately ran behind the other side of the pillar. That put him an arm's-length away from Bibeau. According to guards, Vickers actually could see the barrel of Bibeau's gun pointing out, a foot away.

Vickers did not hesitate. In one motion, sources told CBC News he dove to the floor around the pillar, at the feet of Bibeau, turning on his back as he landed and simultaneously firing his weapon upwards at Bibeau.

Bibeau was hit multiple times and fell to the ground. Vickers kept firing, emptying his entire magazine.

As soon as Bibeau dropped, the rest of the security team sprinted forward and opened fire.
Normally, there would be a media frenzy as reporters and left-leaning politicians demanded to know why tasers and teams of social workers had not been deployed.

I guess there are good guns and there are bad guns. Good guns save politicians lives... bad guns just save ordinary citizens.

That's just so wrong. I don't believe my wife or son's life is any less valuable than that of Tom Mulcair. Shouldn't the law of the land reflect that belief?


RELATED: Muslim?!?! Whaddaya mean Muslim?!?!
Cirillo was shot in the back with a rifle by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, A HOMELESS MAN, who minutes later rushed the Centre Block of Parliament, where he wounded a security officer before being shot to death by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers.
Homeless, huh? I guess Justin Al-Trudeau was right about root causes after all. That whole leaving Canada to go to Saudi Arabia thing must've just been a coincidence.


LAST WORD: The ultimate disrespect

The Ottawa Citizen spits on Nathan Cirillo's grave.

26 October 2014

Thing is, Kathleen... I'm pretty sure...

...no one from my rural, largely agricultural community, would ever consider even badmouthing Canadian soldiers, never mind try to murder them.

So what is Premiere Wynne really saying?
"In Ontario we are already engaged with many communities, right from my own riding ... that has one of the largest Muslim populations in the country, and there are many, many people who are engaged with us."
I'm not sure what sort of engagement the Premiere is referring to. It can't be engaged as in marriage... because marrying outside the faith, or converting to another religion is a crime that, in most Muslim countries is punishable by death.

Maybe engagement is some sort of socialist codeword. Or maybe it's what you say when you don't actually have any real ideas about what to do.

I do know that when my parents immigrated here back in the fifties, no one bent over backwards trying to "engage" them. They were expected to be good citizens, lead productive lives and obey the laws of the land.

What is this engagement thing and why is the onus not on newcomers to fit into Canadian society? If immigrants don't believe that Canadians have a society that is superior to their country of origin... then why the heck did they come here?

Time for Ontarians to boycott Ford

The Ford Motor Company has been given almost 300 million dollars in taxpayer monies over the last decade...
TORONTO - The Ford Motor Co. is saying adios to plans for a new Windsor-built global engine, opting to take the investment and jobs to Mexico, the autoworkers’ union says.

The automaker apparently sought an unprecedented amount of government support to build the new global engine in Windsor.
No wonder Ontario is on the road to a Detroit-style bankruptcy. Ford put a pistol to our figurative head and when we stopped paying ransom, they pulled the trigger.

Wake up Ontario... and smell the extortion.

25 October 2014

Maybe it's an ESL thing...

Dear Imam Hashmi... I don't think the words freedom and safety mean what you think they mean...
"I hope we are not going to change too much as far as our safety is concerned and as far as our freedom is concerned, but our safety was affected," said imam Sikander Hashmi from the Kanata Muslim Association on CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning.
There are two people who have lost their lives to terrorist acts here (as well as many more maimed)... and none of them is Muslim. There are two terrorists who perpetrated these unspeakable acts... and both of them are. Muslim, that is.
Habib Nasrallah, a civilian member of the RCMP in Ottawa, also reached out to CBC News to share his thoughts on radicalized individuals. He wanted to make it clear Islam does not condone terrorist activity. "There are Muslims out there who are not insane, who understand Islam the way it should be understood."
Good to know, Habib. Again, I'm not sure whether there's a language barrier here, but you do understand that, using most local community standards, simply being "not insane" is setting the bar really, really low.

Always nice to get the scoop from fellows like Sikander and Habib. I'm sure the CBC has a list of acceptable go-to Muslims (no screaming beardies) that it uses for soundbites after events like the two recent attacks.

Thing is, you feel obligated to issue a press release stating that you are really not fine with violent, premeditated attacks (up to and including murder of persons you have never even met)... I'd venture you have more than a simple image problem.

24 October 2014

More Rainbows and Unicorns...

...from the son of an infamous Canadian draft-dodger...insert alt text hereJustin Trudeau, celebrated successor to the Liberal throne, ostensibly speaking for all Canadians, addressed the attack on the House of Commons and the murder of a second Canadian soldier in the space of two days without once using the words "TERRORISM" or "MURDER".
Whatever else you might say about Pierre-lite... that boy is fleet of mouth.

Despite these omissions, the heir transparent offers up his own body and those of his band of merry social workers to solve these "acts of violence".
I’ve extended an offer of full support to the government, along with any assistance members of our party can provide at this time.
Sure thing, kiddo... you and your peeps jock up, grab Glocks and kevlar and synch up with the Mounties at Centre Block.

Oh, wait... "full support" actually means standing up during question period and assembling weaselly words into thinly disguised attacks on Stephen Harper. 

Sort of like your "dick joke" in support of sending Canadian air-assets to combat ISIS.

And that plug for Moderate Islam was one heck of a touch.
"To our friends and fellow citizens in the Muslim community, Canadians know acts such as these committed in the name of Islam are an aberration of your faith."
Thing is, I'm guessing most Canadians would prefer to hear that sort of thing from the horse's, er... Imam's mouth

Also,  I don't think aberration means what you think it means.

Thre problem with your premise is that these so-called "aberrations of the faith" are daily front page news in any Islamic country I bring to mind. 

Every day we read about bombings and beheadings, the kidnapping of young girls, the murder and mistreatment of wives and daughters... all in the name of Allah.  These places seem less like civilised nations than really, really big gang fights. 

Gang fights with heavy weapons and high explosives.

Sure, people will hold up Turkey as a shining example of a civilised country, but even the Turks aren't above slaughtering thousands of Armenians or Kurds if the wind is blowing in the right direction.

The point I'm trying to make here is that we need to be doing all that we can to stop the spread of this behaviour and this violent belief system into Canada... preferably before we end up under siege... a North American Israel, if you will.

People like Justin Trudeau are telling Canadians that this sort of thing can NEVER happen here. I say only, in response to Justy's touchy-feely left-wing argle-bargle... wake-up and smell the cordite... it already has.

COMPARE AND CONTRAST:   What would Stephen Harper say?
"The gunman who staged a deadly attack Wednesday on Parliament Hill was a terrorist whose despicable crime will only harden Canada's resolve to crack down on terrorists at home and abroad."
CRIME DU JOUR:   Boko Haram strikes again

LAST WORD:   Remember when being critical...

......wasn't a crime against humanity?

23 October 2014

We don' need no steenkin facts

Just something to consider the next time Ferguson, Missouri goes up in flames...
Criminology professor David Klinger told KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that he conducted a thorough, decade-long study that showed there were 1,265 murders over that time, with 90 percent of the victims being black. And 90 percent of those black victims were killed by other blacks.

“While I understand the people are concerned about the use of deadly force by the police, by far – about 50 to 1 – more blacks in St. Louis are killed by other blacks as compared to white police officers,” Klinger says.

Over that same period, Klinger says 31 blacks were killed by police officers – 21 by white police officers.

“The sad fact is, we had well over a thousand black-on-black homicides in the city of St. Louis during that same decade,” he says.

NYAH, NYAH, NYAH... we can't hear you
Seven or eight African American eyewitnesses have provided testimony consistent with Wilson’s account, but none of them have spoken publicly out of fear for their safety, The Washington Post’s sources said.

22 October 2014

You may not support the right...

...to own firearms. That is your choice. You may not believe in God. That is also your prerogative.

Funny, though... the first thing you progressives all do when the shit hits the fan... is call 911 to summon armed guardians. The second is you pray that they get there on time.


UPDATE: Slain Hamilton Reservist Id'd
"The Ottawa shooting victim is Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist serving in Hamilton from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment."

UPDATE2: Liberal Party of Canada prays...

...don't be Muslim, don't be Muslim... sonuvabitch!!!!

The man alleged to have murdered Cirillo is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Zehaf-Bibeau was shot dead by first responders. Some background here.


LAST WORD: So let me get this straight...

...there are bad guns and there are good guns.

Now that a second Canadian soldier...

...has been murdered on Canadian soil this past week... will Justin Trudeau be stepping up his perpetual Easter Egg hunt for "root causes"?

Liberals and Dippers will no doubt be protesting, "Who could have seen this coming?"

Well, fellas... that'd be the Conservative Party of Canada.
Just last month, Public Safety minister Steven Blaney tabled his report “2014 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada” and warned “terrorism remains the leading threat to Canada’s national security.”

How prophetic those words now ring in Ottawa.

ASK A LIBERAL LEADER:halls of macadamia/Yeah, vote for Justin Trudeau. I dare you.

Ask a "PROFESSIONAL" journalist

CBC reports...
"There's so much we don't know about who may be behind this."
CBC now reporting there may be a myriad of reasons for this latest incident. Despite a billion dollar yearly government subsidy they are actually advising people to keep an eye on Twitter.

Me, I'm thinking it's another Amish uprising.

More nuggets from Canada's national broadcaster...
"I'm hearing all kinds of sounds, but I don't know what they are."
Another CBC professional breathily recounting that she sees police officers...WEARING BULLETPROOF VESTS!!!

Obviously we need a little more outreach.


CBC Radio reporting: NDP Caucus Superheroes

So a Dipper MP brought her infant to work. Yet another "professional" journalist apparently got the goods from an NDP stalwart inside the locked room where the heroic members were hunkered down.
"The baby, the baby, let's try to protect the baby at all costs."
See... under Tom Mulcair no child will actually be left behind.

Of course, we all know if the baby had been present at the Conservative gathering, Stephen Harper would have used it a a human shield.

20 October 2014

Not really such a bold move...

...for a man who'll have an armed detail of bodyguards for the rest of his life...
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to seek a vendor to produce as many as 34 million blank work permits and 'green cards' – the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live in the United States – as the White House prepares to issue an executive order AFTER the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

"White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to address a Breitbart News report about a 'surge' of immigration ID’s requested by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services."
Surprise, surprise.

18 October 2014

Burying the lede

It's what "professional" journalists do best...
"The officials briefed on the case said the forensic evidence gathered in the car lent credence to Officer Wilson’s version of events."
Get ready to watch Ferguson go up in flames.

RELATED: Just the facts, Ma'am
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – A report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this morning shows the official autopsy supports Ferguson officer Darren Wilson’s claim that Michael Brown struggled with him in his patrol vehicle, and that Brown did not have his hands up when he was shot Aug. 9.

16 October 2014

It's past time Canadians dealt with...

...the enduring shame of horse-o-phobia...
The Danish law currently states that humans can have sex with animals as long as the animal doesn’t suffer, which begs the question: how would one know if an animal enjoyed human sex?
Surely, now... if the small-minded Conservative haters are opposed to inter-species love... Justin must immediately launch a new diversity initiative. Yet another Liberal policy... "Yea & Neigh."

14 October 2014

Canadian Euthanasia Initiative...

...slowly but surely upping success rate...victimless crime, huhYeah, let's blame the inanimate powder... not the people who bought it, prepared it and injected it onto their veins. 'Cos we all know that pencils write poetry.

Like all government programs, this one continues to grow... and grow...
“One time a girl came and told me there were 44 people in front of her,” said Lampkin.

That kind of lineup would represent a considerable wait, because users take an average of 15 to 20 minutes each. Some take considerably longer.
Your tax dollars at work.

11 October 2014

Uh, honey... where's that shopping list?

...right, I'm gonna be needing gold bars, beans and bullets... and not necessarily in that order...
Regulators from the United States and the United Kingdom will get together in a war room next week to see if they can cope with any possible fall-out WHEN the next big bank topples over, the two countries said on Friday.
Anybody else notice they weren't using the word "IF"?

Justin Trudeau rejiggers Catholicism

And don't get him started about voting your conscience...
Women’s reproductive rights trump the freedom of Liberal members of parliament to "vote their conscience" on abortion, Justin Trudeau said.

Trudeau has said that any Liberal MP, regardless of their personal beliefs, would have to vote against any proposed legislation that could limit a woman’s right to an abortion.
Justin Trudeau claims to be a Catholic... but he not only supports abortion... he's made it a mandatory Liberal Party plank. Stop and think about that for a moment. Your Liberal MP is not allowed to consider your wishes, or even think for himself. He or she must put aside all other considerations and vote the Justin line.

Of course, that kind of thinking makes sense when you consider Justin's stated admiration of the Chinese oligarchy. I guess Justin is convinced he knows better. I'm not sure how he still considers himself Catholic. As far as I know the Catholic Church still considers abortion to be a terrible sin. Perhaps Justin has some sort of pipeline to the Pontiff that none of us mortals have access to.

Justin's unwillingness to support Canada's military action against ISIS and his outright refusal to support revoking Canadian passports of homegrown Jihadis is similarly puzzling. One could cynically chalk it up to pandering for support among the Muslim electorate... or using Occam's Razor, place it firmly at the feet of Justin's naive world view. This isn't the first time the Shiny Pony has been caught with a bagful of magical fairy dust.

Any one of these positions should be enough to set off loud warning bells. Who could possibly take a stand against voting your conscience? Oh right... somebody who thinks the Chinese Politburo is the epitome of political thought.

10 October 2014

Carte Blanche or, uh...

...something like that...
The teacher’s union, with 76,000 members, has a posting on its website looking for presenters for a workshop called “Re-thinking White Privilege,” but without any definition for the term.

It asks only that candidates understand “white privilege and systemic issues,” and have a commitment to equity and social justice.
Full speed ahead, Ontario... you can define all those pesky terms later.


AND VIA SDA, THERE'S THIS:gender benderOf course... what have heterosexual caucasians ever accomplished in this world?

Rules are for "little people"

The Secret Service gave information to the White House suggesting that an Obama aide had a prostitute in his hotel room in Colombia. This led to the firing or punishment of nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and U.S. soldiers, but not the aide.
Oh yeah, the aide in question was the son of a lobbyist who had, coincidentally, made a rather significant contribution to Obama's campaign fund.

Hope and change, my arse.


"It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass."
You mean, like rewriting the law of the land?
The White House is drafting options that would allow President Barack Obama to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by overriding a congressional ban on bringing detainees to the U.S., senior administration officials said.

Such a move would be the latest and potentially most dramatic use of executive power by the president in his second term.
Yeah, Gwyneth... power-wise... I'm thinkin' he's doing just fine.

09 October 2014

08 October 2014

Now, c'mon Justin... aren't you gonna feel...

...even the tiniest morsel of regret when Mrs Tiddleywink gets decapitated over by the Shoppers Drug Mart?

As federal officials touted national agencies’ success in stopping terrorist acts at an Ottawa committee hearing, NBC News published a report saying that U.S. intelligence officials are tracking ISIS imitators in Canada targetting the U.S. embassy in Ottawa and an unspecified shopping mall.
Couldn't happen here, right?

Not to worry... there's always golf

Nasty right-wing naysayers trashing poor Hopey Dreamy... wait a minute...even his friends are giving upTalk about taking "eating your own young" to a whole new level.


A former spokesman for President Barack Obama, Bill Burton, is upset about some of the things Panetta wrote in his memoir, which hit shelves yesterday, and called the long-time public servant "sad," "dishonorable," "small and petty."
I'm a little surprised he didn't call Panetta a racist. I'm sure someone on Team Dreamy will.

07 October 2014

Homicide squad, yet again, rounding up local...

...farmers, hunters & skeet shooters... wait a minute...
Toronto police ... continue to search for at least three other suspects, a day after two male students died during a brazen daytime shooting in Etobicoke.

The double shooting happened outside of the Toronto District School Board's School of Experiential Education... at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
That's gotta be as experiential as it gets. What's so special about this particular school?

Okay, I get it now.


UPDATE: Two dead students identified
One of the victims, 17-year-old Zaid Yousif, was a student at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary near Islington Ave. and Dixon Rd., not far from where the shooting occurred.

The second victim was identified by friends as 15-year-old Michael Menjivar. He was a student at James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic high school, located near Keele St. and Finch Ave.
Remember back in high school, somebody made you angry... you pulled out a gun and shot them?

Yeah... me neither.


UPDATE2: “Negatives of the community.”
Friends in Regent Park are reeling over the loss of 18-year-old Yusuf Ali, one of three teens shot dead in Toronto in a single afternoon this week.

Ali was shot to death on Sydenham Rd. near Shuter St. and Trefann St. on Monday afternoon. That same day, two teens — 15-year-old Michael Menjivar and 17-year-old Zaid Youssef — were fatally shot near a high school in Etobicoke.

The double murder comes two weeks after Hamid Aminzada, 19, was stabbed to death in a hallway at North Albion C.I. -- a school located only a few hundred metres from where Yousif's family lives.

06 October 2014

Homicide squad rounding up local...

...farmers, hunters & skeet shooters... wait a minute...
TORONTO - A man is dead after being shot multiple times during what appears to be an early morning robbery outside an unlicensed after-hours club in the city’s west end.
Bright lights, big city.


: Latest murder victim id'd


: Oops, spoke too soon
TORONTO - One man has been shot dead in the downtown core and three suspects considered armed and dangerous were being sought by police Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened in an alley just east of Parliament St. south of Shuter St.
What a place.

03 October 2014

In lieu of cozying up to dictators...

...taking funeral procession selfies and swappin' spit with newly minted brides... perhaps Justin Trudeau could do a little bit of research on the War Measures Act.


RELATED: An "unserious" mindseriously simpleActually, I'm more worried about Justins apparently unlimited supply of magic fairy dust.

01 October 2014