Sunday, February 28, 2010

What a day, what a day, what a day !!!

Great day for Canada and a great day for Canadians, even the first generation immigrants like me. Today's hockey game will go down in history as the most nerve-wrecking ever. I was cursing like a sailor when we went into overtime but all's well that ends well.

Closing ceremonies were joyous too. Just when I was getting a bit peeved that the Olympics had not included my favorite Canadian singer Michael Buble, out comes the guy. It's like the Olympics committee were doing their best to please me!!

Beautiful day, simply beautiful.

We owned the podium in the most number of Gold medals. We are swimming in gold now.  Canada rocks and now the whole world knows it too.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Scratch a "saint" and find a filthy multi-billionaire

Lord Monckton points a finger to Maurice Strong as the wizard behind Al Gore and the AGW scam.  So many wolves in sheep's clothing, I am losing count.   In the guise of helping the poor nations, the rich like Soros, Strong and other of same ilk, become more stinking rich.

It's so easy to scam the people of UK

It's getting harder and harder to believe that this island nation used to make the world tremble just a few decades ago. What happened ?
The Scots wanted the Muslim world to look on them as nice and brotherly and forgiving and pious. The Muslim world in turn were playing their usual games with vigor and cunning as only they know how to.

The Lockerbie bomber was supposed to be on his last legs when he was sent home to Libya in Aug 2009. All those great medical brains in UK swore that the man was at death's door and would be gone to his 72 virgins within 60 days or less. Well, we have been waiting for more than 200 days and still counting. Medical miracles happen in Libya or did the Scots want dirty oil money from the Libyans?

So, you mighty Scots, you must be pleased  that you have wrought more misery in the lives of hundreds of people who lost their loved ones in the Lockerbie bombing.  Congrats.

Lockerbie bomber looks ready to entertain the Scots with a jive and a jig

The Brits are whining as usual

They can't even discipline their muslim citizens who come out in force to jeer, mock and threaten the home coming of soldiers from Afghanistan but they have the cheek to tell us that: "Alas, the Canadians have come across as a bunch of mean-spirited, chippy, unsporting losers."

This from the Chief Sports Writer at The Times, London. Creepy Slimy Worm would be a more appropriate title for this wimpish, whiny moron. Why are the Brits so envious of Canada?

He goes on to say: "The Canadian shenanigans in Vancouver have alienated the entire world."

My guess is that millions across the world never thought that Canada would be first in Gold and that we would be doing so fantastic overall. As I write this, we have won 12 Gold and our overall standing is 24. My estimate says an overall medal count of  28 at Olympics end.

However,  for the Brits to actually come out and show their gall is so unbecoming of a nation that used to be at the forefront once upon a time. How the mighty have fallen in stature and demeanour!!   What a total azzhole

Tough Quiz for giddy Lefties and giddier apologists

I found this in a forum at Michelle Malkin's and thought I would keep it safely here in my own blog where I can pull it out in a jiffy when arguing with idiots. Thanks to commentor : Danceswithdachshunds

1. In 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by
a. Superman
b. Jay Lenno
c. Harry Potter
d. Just an isolated crackpot Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by
a. Olga Corbett
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
a. Lost Norwegians
b. Elvis
c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

4.During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
a. John Dillinger
b. The King of Sweden
c. The Boy Scouts
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
a. A pizza delivery boy
b. Pee Wee Herman
c. Geraldo Rivera
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
a. The Smurfs
b. Davy Jones
c. The Little Mermaid
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

7.In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
a. Captain Kidd
b. Charles Lindberg
c. Mother Teresa
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

8.In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
a. Scooby Doo
b. The Tooth Fairy
c. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
a. Richard Simmons
b. Grandma Moses
c. Michael Jordan
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

10.In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
a. Mr. Rogers
b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill’ s women problems
c. The World Wrestling Federation
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

11.On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers.Thousands of people were killed by:
a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
b. The Supreme Court of Florida
c. Mr. Bean
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

12.In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
a. Enron
b. The Lutheran Church
c. The NFL
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
a. Bonnie and Clyde
b. Captain Kangaroo
c. Billy Graham
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremist s mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

14. 2004 – Spain Railwayy bombings.
a.Anybody
b.Somebody
c. nudists
d, Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

15. 2005 London Railway bombings
a, Zombies
b.Pole dancers
c. PETA
d. Just isolated crackpots Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

Breaking: George Soros's DNA linked to piranhas

And that happens to be old news to a great many of us who prefer not to hide our heads in the sand lest we get a trouncing on our unprotected  butts. On another note, let's keep our popcorn handy as Europe is brought down to it's knees. It was inevitable, as having one common currency throughout the EU, the entire gang of nitwits were open to the vulnerability of one or more members going down and pulling the whole lot down with them like a drowning man. Piranhas like Soros were waiting with wide open mouths and sharpened teeth to tear the EU to bits. Beautiful.

The man who broke the Bank of England in 1992 is said to be at the centre of a plot to cash in on the demise of the euro.George Soros's investment business Soros Fund Management is among a group of heavyweight Wall Street hedge funds which have launched a series of massive bets against the euro.

The bets came after an all-star 'ideas dinner' in New York where some of the world's most powerful currency speculators argued that the euro will plunge to parity with the U.S. dollar.....

read further
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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Swiss love their guns

or Why nobody will try to invade Switzerland.

h/t: Irene   guns are good

What's all that hullabaloo about our Hockey girls ?

Karen Crouse of NY Times and David Crary of AP are sore losers. Just because their team got trounced on the ice yesterday by our Hockey girls, these American reporters have been plastering the networks with reports about the "just shy of her 19th birthday" Marie Poulin having a beer to  celebrate her victory. Her photographs are all over the NY Times and other media. I wish these reporters had more decorum, but then I also wish I was a millionairess and could buy a trip to outer space. My latter wish has better chances of coming true.
AP article        NYTimes blogger

Cuss free week coming up

It would be a dull world without those delightful Americans.

...Amid the ongoing — and occasionally tense — debate over how to clean up California's budget mess, lawmakers are trying to tidy something else, almost as unmanageable: our language. Thursday morning, the Assembly approved a ceremonial resolution turning the first week of March into "Cuss Free Week."

With the Senate expected to follow suit next week, all Californians will be asked to bite back on four-letter words and a few choice compound phrases. WT (bleep)?, you ask. Don't sweat: Police officers won't be waiting with soap. That's not the point.   via: Matt Drudge         first week of March = cuss free

Thursday, February 25, 2010

How to save a city from dying

1 : Shrink it and keep it safe in a large bell jar.
2: Lilliput sized population can be cared for easily and cheaply.

humor from the Hillbuzz guys
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The Supergirls of Ice Hockey

Dynamite on ice. Canadian women rule !!!!!!!!!    Another gold for Canada.

Marie Poulin scored two goals and Shannon Szabados was simply superb. She saved close to 30 times. Wow!!!  What perfect instints.

The US team did their best, but they were no match for  the Canadian team who were on  red hot fire throughout the game.

Well done girls, very well done

The United States of the Crescent Moon

I will concede to an element of a doubt here and say that maybe it is not intentional but to all looks and appearances it somehow seems that way.  In my opinion, Obama's PR hacks know how to please him by pleasing Islam.  The question should be: How did they acquire that perception and who lead them to it.
The re-branding of America
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Sarah Palin on the new healthcare proposal

The US President is introducing a brand new proposal but Palin does not buy this one either. According to her, the debate being held today is a photo-op and nothing more

....The President can perfume this proposal however he wants, but it still doesn’t pass the smell test. Washington should listen to Americans now, or Washington will hear us in Novemberread the whole thing

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another hammerer of nails into Toronto's coffin .... Mayor David Miller

The Province of Ontario has the most number of government officials who do nothing everyday but think of new ways and means to screw the taxpayers. They have excuses for every foolish action of theirs that goes awry. No, no, no ... they are never at fault and whatever they say has to be accepted and believed without even the tiniest sliver of a doubt. This mayor can defend the TTC until he is blue in the face but the citizens of this city know better. If the transportation system of the city was efficient as the man wants you to believe, they would not be asking for more and more handouts and increasing the cost of the fares with every new printing of their tokens.  Remember the garbage strike that went on for weeks on end, and where this Union lover gave in to the demands of the already bloated union workers thus showing  the finger to the taxpayers ?    Today, the man was on TV spewing some rubbish about changing some rules and regulations to make consumers less peeved with the way the city is run.  I stopped listening after 20 seconds.

The union supporters and the Lib and NDP voters who are responsible for letting loose this man on the citizens of  Toronto have not been able to prop up his failing numbers, no matter how hard they try. We have a failed Premier in the person of Dalton McGuinty and a failed Mayor in the person of David Miller. How much more can this province take ? Go here to see his performance results:

RESULTS FOR DAVID MILLER:
Performance index:
February 2010: 3.38 points out of 10
January 2010: 3.40 points out of 10

And from the comments:

1) Pro Union pro Tax Mayor that is making Toronto an undesirable place to live and work.

2) A CITY TV poll says 62% of Toronto opposes the Municipal Land Transfer Tax - It goes ahead anyway. Miller and his council think they are untouchable

3) Mayor Miller made a decision to purchase Street Cars knowing this would not qualify for Federal Funding under the Infrastructure Programme. With this Federal Program our Roads, Bridges, Water and Sewers could have been repaired or replaced as needed. Torontonians we lost twice with this decision 800 million dollar bill for Street Cars and No New Buses in the future and our City Infrastructure is still deteriorating

4) He is destroying the city on every level:
- Burning through cash reserves.
- school pools closing while he renovates his own office for 6 million dollars.
- no property strategy for waste.
- raising municipal government employees by 20% while dragging the city into the red.
- then freezing employee wages and giving politicians including himself raises.

5) Wage hikes for city employees at a time of destitution for other citizens, infrastructure crumbling, appears weak in the face of unions, ttc fare hikes, reduced ttc service.

Yes, my dear non-Toronto residents, this is the hellish Toronto  we live in. Can any of your mayors or premiers come within even a mile of the type of misfits we the citizens of this city have been cursed with ?

cartoons credit: Graeme MacKay,Ontario

The niqab and burka question will not go away until they do

I totally agree with Prof. Laina. If only everybody would give a rest to their "political correctness" for just one nanosecond and let some common sense enter those largely false self-imposed layers of "I am so good to everybody, I want everybody to love me, kiss, kiss, kiss" persona, then they would see why it is not wrong to insist that this mode of dress is not welcome in our midst.

If we cannot ban the kind of attire that one wears or not wears, then I wonder if it's okay for people to go around buff naked as well. Hmmmmmmmm

....Reciprocity has not been mentioned. If a European woman travels to Saudi Arabia or Iran, she must be covered up – in Arabia, totally. That is their custom, and they insist upon compliance. Very well, then, when in Rome – or Paris, Copenhagen, or Berlin –immigrant women and visitors should abide by local custom. Reciprocity is fair.....

....Sometimes a headscarf is not just a head covering but is a red flagread the whole thing

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Will the opposition parties do the right thing ....

or will they keep lecturing and procrastinating just so they can get back at PM Harper?  When Parliament resumes, 14 crimes bills need to be reinstated. Having a beef with the government because of the prorogation should not stand in the way of doing the right thing by your constituents and the people of Canada. When will the Libs and NDP grow up and have the well-being of the country in mind instead of constantly trying to score points against the Harper government? Instead of  bickering and lecturing at every opportunity and generally behaving like kids in a sandbox throwing sand in each other's eyes, it would be a welcome change to see these representatives of the people do the stuff that they have been mandated to do.

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson is hopeful that all parties will do the right thing and reinstate everything that was kept on ice.

And, we the people of Canada are anxious to see that none of these bills are delayed without valid cause.

Landing on the moon was easy ... building a fence requires will-power

Work on building a fence of approx. 2000 miles on the US-Mexican border was started in 2006. It was scheduled for completion by 2011 but the latest estimates say the fence will not be completed until  another 6-7 years.  Politics are involved here as with everything else. More illegal immigrants = more potential voters for the Left sometime down the road and more cheap labor for everybody else. 

..... It took the U.S. a tad more than eight years from the announcement in 1961 to put a man on the moon. Now we can't build a fence in seven?

The long string of delays renders a fence meaningless. Seven years, the exact remaining duration of two Obama administration terms, suggests that the president is delaying the fence while preparing to enact a comprehensive immigration reform centered around amnesty for illegals.

That's not border control. That's politics. And it leaves our border unguarded at a bad time........

read the whole thing
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Another Gold medal won yesterday

and let's keep our fingers crossed for more. I watched the entire Ice Dancing program and it was time very well spent. As expected, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Ontario, toppled the 2-year USA champs who also gave a superb performance dancing to my favorite music from Phantom of the Opera. Virtue and Moir danced to a piece from Mahler's symphony. So now we have another gold medal. That makes us just 2 gold medals short of what's in the USA's booty.

My hopes for more gold is firmly with the Women's Ice Hockey Team who are proving to be pure dynamite That Meghan Agosta is faster than a speeding bullet.
Oh boy ... she can move from one end to another in the blink of an eye. Canadians won the match yesterday beating Finland 5-0. It was fun to watch. Feb.25 is when the team plays the USA for gold. Mark your calendars, this game will be one of the highlights for that day and if the team performs like they did yesterday, then they are sure winners

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dalton McGuinty ... Big spender with taxpayers' money .... Part Four

Hey .. how about that!  Even bosom pals like Gerard Kennedy are now dumping on the Premier's pet projects. That's what Lefty friends are for, right?! They love screwing everybody, including their own kind. I wonder how many more will come out and say "We never thought he should have spent on that" or "We always thought that project was too ambitious" or "We told him to cool it with the spending but he wouldn't listen". Mark my words, it's gonna happen sooner than you think. McGuinty has been swimming in murky waters for far too long.

The list of major mismanagements on his watch are too numerous to count. The folly of sinking in billions, especially during a period of recession, for just one among many other such schemes, the light rail proposed on Don Mills Road cutting from North of Steeles to right downtown Toronto is so downright stupid, all one can do is shake one's head and wonder what's going on and when you don't see a valid reason for the light rail at this junction and at this point in time, it's easy to conclude that this is just one of the ways to funnel money to his cronies and the unions. The sensible thing to do would have been to keep a staggered night service going for the TTC rail system, that would have been appreciated by the residents of this city. Corruption with a capital "C" ... that's how the McGuinty dynasty will be remembered.

....Flexing his organizational muscle, Mr. Kennedy managed to get 11 other Toronto-area Liberal MPs - including some whose constituents would benefit from expanded rail service, without suffering the construction headaches - to sign his letter. (New Democrat Cheri DiNovo, who replaced Mr. Kennedy as Parkdale-High Park's provincial representative, continues to raise the issue in the legislature.) If it runs out of other options, Metrolinx may yet appeal to the federal cabinet, which has the ability to overrule the CTA's decision. The irony of the provincial Liberal government asking the federal Conservatives to intervene in a process launched by one of Ontario's most prominent Liberals would be hard to miss.....
via: Bourque       read the whole thing

cartoons credit: Graeme MacKay,Ontario

The vampiric blood-thirst of George Soros ...

for endless amounts of money will never end unless a stake is driven into his heart and he is buried six feet under. The man is one of the main puppet masters of the universe, the universe as we know it today is largely in his hands. He is the epitome of those evil characters you see in movies where maddish morons want to hold the world in the palm of their right hand, while they destroy mankind with the ultimate WMD they are holding in their left hand. This is the man responsible for the introduction of hedge funds which have been responsible for the total distruction of many a company. His strategy is simple. If a CEO of any organization defies the rules as set down by Soros, he will use his "hedge powers" on the company's stock and manipulate the hedges in such a way that within a very short time the stock is kissing dust on the trading floor. The organization and it's BOD are then putty in Soros's evil hands.

His tactics are let loose on all whom he perceives to be defying him, as befits and becomes any of the moronic madhatters shown in movies. However, Soros's tricks are played on real human beings and not for the benefit of the arts.
A few weeks ago, the gold market had a severe fall back and for a few days only those close to the nexus of such things knew the reason why.  
During the World Economic Forum in Davos in late January, Mr Soros said: "When interest rates are low we have conditions for asset bubbles to develop, and they are developing at the moment. The ultimate asset bubble is gold."

While investors starting selling their gold holdings on this new bubble fear, guess who started buying truckloads of the stuff at decreased prices? Yes, you guessed right. Soros. Not just Soros, someone in China has also been increasing their holdings in gold and the usual suspect is the Chinese govt itself. The world is controlled by a few crooked individuals and regulations put in place to keep ordinary folks like us honest, will never mean anything to these powerful entities. Soros knows that inflation is on the rise and so he wants to increase his gold holdings but why  would he ever think of going about it in an honest way when  he has the power to pull strings every which way he wants to?  He is a manipulator and so he manipulates to get what he wants at a price that he is willing to pay and damn the consequences.

And to think that it is Soros that holds the strings to the supposedly most powerful man on earth !!  It's a nightmare unfolding right before our eyes.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Canadian daredevils on ice

Every time those snowboarders or those lugers or those skeleton riders or those freestyle skiiers are racing on the white stuff, my muscles tighten up and my heart beat accelerates alarmingly, and numerous expletives come unbidden and loud when a Canadian athlete gets beaten by others.

Maelle Ricker who won the gold medal in the snowboard cross event, did you see how far ahead she was from the rest ? One wonders if she was born right there on those snowy banks themselves. There was an interesting tale about her name "Maelle" which her mom related to a reporter, how someone they knew had named their own baby Maelle, but then for whatever reason changed it legally to something else, and Maelle's parents grabbed the name for their own baby.

When watching the men's snowboard cross, I was so disappointed that Mike Robertson (Mike from Canmore, no less... hehe) did not get the gold. He was leading  all the way and then an American overtook him in the final couple of seconds. The expletive I let out must have been heard for miles around.

And how about the figure skating. Of course, I was rooting for Patrick Chan and you got to admit that Chan was great in the short session but got a disappointing 5th placement. However, in the long session.... things did not work out the way he had planned them. Another disappointment in the men's long as well as the short sessions, the judges were, in my opinion, baised against Johnny Weir. His performance should have got him a better placement, but just because he is flamboyantly gay...... enough said.

Gold medal for freestyle skiing by Alexandre Bilodeau... Wow, simply wow. I was rooting for Bilodeau from the start. The love and care he bestows on his older brother who has cerebral palsy makes him the overall winner of the Canadian Olympics 2010, in my books anyway.

Kristina Groves - Bronze for speed skating vid here for those who missed it, like I did
Jennifer Heil - freestyle skiing silver. For those who missed it, here's the vid,
Christine Nesbitt of Ontario got Gold for speed skating and she did it ever so easily, or so it seems here.
Jon Montgomery - Gold for Skeleton,  I missed this event, but watched it here.
The women's figure skating starts on Tuesday. Right now, women's curling is on. Despise me all you want, but I think curling is the most ridiculous sport ever. When I first saw curling after migrating to the West, I laughed myself into a stomach ache. But, hey, everyone to their own game and their own likes and dislikes.

Glenn Beck: The truth about the present state of Pension Funds

and the deplorable role of Unions. I find Beck over the top at times, but this is not one of those times. Worth listening to, to gage how entire chunks of the USA and for that matter even Provinces here in Canada, can go underwater if we do not mend our ways. For example, a government employee in California, if he retires at the age of 50 and had put in 30 years of service, then he is entitled to get 90% of his last annual salary as pension benefits annually. The perfect dream of the Unionized nation of USA will give them the perfect downfall too, it's inevitable. Short-term thinking usually does that, time and time again.

Glenn Beck Show Feb 19

The above link also has Beck's speech at the CPAC and many other vids of interest

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Evan Bayh: Why I'm Leaving the Senate

A long whine

h/t; Irene

Dalton McGuinty ... Destroyer of small business.... Part Three

What can you say about a Premier who prefers to award more than 4 Billion dollars to foreign companies and cares little about small scale outfits in Ontario going bust at an alarming pace? The other day, I was in Scarborough, visiting a mall where I had, about a year ago, found very inexpensive DVDs. Today that mall  might as well shut down completely. A year ago, it was a hive of activity with close to a hundred stores, but last week there were less than 10 stores that still remained opened.

.........In total, just three of the sweetheart deals handed out to foreign companies by Dalton McGuinty work out to more than $4 billion in subsidies to foreign companies -$437 million for Korea's Samsung, $263 million for France's Ubisoft and $3.5 billion for the American-made Chevy Volt...........

read the whole thing

cartoons credit: Graeme MacKay,Ontario and
John Fewings, Ontario

Dalton McGuinty ... gambling with taxpayers' money ... Part Two

Is there a special course in "Corruption" that these politicians pass with flying colors? How is it possible that hordes of voters can be misled by these smooth talking crooks. Almost all of them are in these positions of power so they can play like carefree billionaires with the taxpayers' money, showering their friends and themselves with mountains of money while we the helpless just curse our luck and hope for a better candidate the next time around. Here's the lowdown on how His Royal Crookedness played his hand in the OLG scandal.

New evidence obtained by the Ontario PC Caucus through Ontario's Freedom of Information Laws reveals that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) was preparing to call for competitive bids on the future location of Casino Niagara, only to shelve those plans weeks later. The decision to abandon the Request for Proposal (RFP) came after the casino's existing landlord hired powerful Liberal lobbyist Bob Lopinski.

The existence of this previously secret RFP directly contradicts statements made by Premier Dalton McGuinty and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan that there had never been any serious consideration of a plan to move the casino. The existence of this sole-source lease extension also exposes that Dalton McGuinty was never serious about ending the practice of sole-sourced contracting, despite his repeated promises to do just that.

OLG was set to issue the detailed 55-page RFP to solicit a new permanent premise for Casino Niagara by February of 2009. Shortly before the RFP was to be issued, the current landlord for the casino hired Mr. Lopinski. OLG subsequently completely abandoned its plan for a competitive bid process and instead, handed sole-sourced lease extension to Mr. Lopinski's client.

Mr. Lopinski, who previously worked as a senior advisor in Dalton McGuinty's office, would subsequently be hired by the Maid of the Mist Steamboat Company to preserve its own untendered contract from being cancelled. Shortly after the Ontario PC Caucus raised questions about the Maid of the Mist contract in Ontario's Legislature, the McGuinty Government was forced to back down and return to a competitive process. No such re-opening of the process has taken place for the Casino Niagara deal. Dalton McGuinty's record betrays his rhetoric. Sole-sourced contracts continue to thrive in the McGuinty Government.....

cartoons credit: Graeme MacKay,Ontario
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Dalton McGuinty - not leaving soon enough .... Part One

A News Release from Tim Hudak's office lays bare the eHealth care scandal. It is truly amazing that Canadians can tolerate this kind of behaviour from their elected officials. If you don't stand up to these crooks, you are liable to be either considered a coward or worse still, that you are all OK with dishonesty, thievery and outright lying. So stand up and be counted. McGuinty's reign in Ontario is fraught with shady deals and spending programs the likes of which have never before been seen in Ontario.

Newly released documents uncovered through Ontario PC Caucus Freedom of Information Requests reveal that the Toronto Liberals' health care scandals extend far beyond the billion dollar eHealth boondoggle.

In the latest evidence that the Ministry of Health is turning into a Liberal slush fund, the Liberal appointees at Dalton McGuinty's "Local Health Integration Network" (LHIN) bureaucracies have also been caught handing out their own untendered contracts and sweetheart deals to the same Toronto Liberal friendly consultants who got rich off of eHealth.

One such bureaucracy was the Champlain LHIN, which handed out an untendered contract with the Toronto Liberal friendly Courtyard Group that paid them $59,000 for just 27 days of work. The Courtyard Group -- which includes a former provincial Liberal campaign co-chair and Dalton McGuinty's former health care advisor among their senior consultants – previously received at least $1.8 million worth of untendered contracts from eHealth.

While Toronto Liberal consultants were getting rich off local health care dollars, the health care needs of Ottawa and Nepean patients and families are being ignored. This includes the people who rely on Queensway Carleton Hospital which has recently announced that a $7.7 million deficit might result in the closure of 17 beds and 500 blocks of operating time......

cartoons credit: Graeme MacKay,Ontario

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ontario: The tax hell of Canada.... courtesy of Dalton McGuinty

Thank you very much Oh Socialist One. The people you send those brown envelops to can rest assured that they will get their weekly or bi-weekly cheques from the Ontario govt come rain or shine or tornado or tsunami or even the wrath of God himself. What about people like me who have been unemployed for endless months and are living on our hard earned savings and the only solace we have is owning a bit of this earth by way of a house?  McGuinty's totally useless programs tailored for his cronies and his voters have sucked this city dryer than the Sahara desert.

People like yours truly have tightened our purse strings in order to get through this recession and what does the mighty McGuinty, the Union supporter and hater of those who are not sucking at his breast do ... he budgets an increase in property taxes by 4%. How very cool and lovely is that !!! He punishes the people who fills his coffers and rewards those who are perpetually on govt handouts. Maybe McGuinty thinks that the middle-class if they own a house, they are wealthy enough to be sucked dry. Wrong, wrong, wrong and more wrong.
I know of people who have paid off the mortgages on their homes but are now living like mice in this unforgiving city of Toronto because they are unable to live otherwise as they are taxed every way they turn. Owning a house does not a rich person make.

Those on the govt. handouts are living it up in rentals without a care in the world ... their pay pal McGunity will make sure that they are all OK.... yes sirreee! Damn the house owners....shaft them royally each and every year. Both McGuinty and his TTC pal, the one who makes like a rabbit and whose employees are paid upwards of $30/hr to sleep at their jobs ... screws the people of this Province without mercy. All we can do is whine and vent but it comes to nothing. McGuinty and his mafia thugs control this city and they wring out the last drop from the taxpayers to fund their programs for their potential voters. That's the bottom line.  This city under McGuinty is now in competition with the corruptness of Chicago.

cartoons credit: John Fewings, Ontario

Are there not enough cemetaries in the USA to keep ACORN happy ...

making up fraudulent IDs of long dead American citizens whose ghosts can vote in US elections  that now this evil org invades our shores and possibly our cemetaries too?  What is going on Ottawa???  Don't we have enough government agencies of our own to talk on behalf of our own?  Why do we need this corrupt scandal-ridden American network here? Which government agency approved their licensing and who exactly is responsible for this atrocity? We want names and we want to raise a stink about this... but who to write to, who to scream at ?  Does anyone know?  I am of the firm opinion that such troubling issues should be nipped in the bud before they bloom and spread their evilness in all directions. The time to take action to close ACORN offices in Canada is NOW. Write or call your MPs. We DO NOT want ACORN in Canada.

.....The contentious part is a proposal to pay what is called a "living wage" to all those who provide services to the city. One has to admire the choice of terminology. A living wage sounds like something good and some took the term literally. Councillor Clive Doucet said that people receiving the minimum wage now were starving.

A group called ACORN Canada argues that no one should make less than $13.50 an hour. This could mean that the city might insist that all the companies supplying it services pay their workers at least that much when they are carrying out city contracts. It wouldn't be the companies absorbing the cost, of course, it would be the taxpayers.

The level of thinking was appalling, even for a council that is more frequently inspired by Harpo Marx than Karl Marx. Councillor Georges B├ędard argued that it all made sense because the city sets rates of pay for employees all the time. Yes, its own employees, not someone else's. Doucet said that it was all about making people feel better. The enthusiasm for doing their bit to end poverty was so great that councillors forgot that many fixed-income taxpayers actually take in less each year than minimum-wage workers....    read the whole disgusting bit here

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This could have been our judicial system ...

if people like Marion Boyd and Barbara Hall had got their way in 2005. Some stuff should never be forgotten... and lest you forget, women like me will keep reminding you how close we came to letting these women introduce Shariah law in Ontario.

If not for women like Homa Arjomand, Elka Ruth Enola, June Callwood, Sally Armstrong amongst many others, we would have had this evil in our midst today. It would have started out as "only for Muslims" but would have very soon spread like wildfire to emcompass everybody else. If you don't believe me, see what's happening to even secular Muslims and people not of the Muslim faith in the UK. Never forget these names folks, these women of courage, dignity and intelligence is what makes the fabric of Canada so strong and resilient. Unfortunately, June Callwood passed away a few years ago, but there will be others like her to take up the fight against Shariah in Canada, if it ever again rears it's ugly head.

The journalist Barbara Kay said it best:
Soft jihad cannot succeed without the complicity of naive elites, bedazzled by their own boundless compassion and humanity. Sadly, of these "useful idiots" in the corridors of wealth and power the West offers an embarras de richesses. How does one recognize a soft jihadist? An infallible sign is her or his promotion of official shariah law.
Hey there Barbara.Hall and Marion Boyd, with each other's blessings, the great supporters of Shariah courts, is this what you wanted in Ontario?
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It was intentional, baby, INTENTIONAL I say.

Hey... but you can carry on with your merry jig that we are not at war with the crazies of this world. Go sip another glass of that extra strong kool-aid, nitwits mine. FoxNews reports that Officials are investigating whether the Austin, Texas, plane crash was an intentional act, " an NTSB official told Fox News"
I tried to lay a bet of just 10 bucks that it was either a terrorist act or someone mad with the IRS for auditing them or something, but nobody in my family wants to take me on. They have been shelling out a lot of money to yours truly of late.
via: Matt Drudge

UPDATE: 
http://www.businessinsider.com/joseph-andrew-stacks-insane-manifesto-2010-2

When is the movie coming out ?

I love those "bad guy gets it" movies. This one, when made, will be fascinating to watch given the number of actors involved. According to articles coming out, it looks like 11 assassins were involved in the killing of one rotten apple. I absolutely love this way of getting rid of those murderous thugs. And look at the other bright side... these incidents can be made into thrillers we can all enjoy. I nominate Bruce Willis to take on the role of the assassin squad's mastermind. I wonder if that mad imam from UK can be persuaded into taking on the Mabhouh's character. He would have to just walk for a couple of minutes, enter the hotel lobby, walk to room, enter his room and then leave it to the other actors to play their part. Easy as pie.

Tom Gross reports
Daily Mail
Daily Telegraph UK

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Compare and Contrast ... Palestinian Muslims and African Muslims ... Part II

Africans have the added misfortune of not just being poor but also having a land that does not yield much. Decade after decade there are crop failures all over Africa and that has doubled the number of Africans requiring food assistance. As if that was not enough, then they have the plight of AIDS, civil strifes, corrupt governments and no medicines. I read somewhere recently that almost 40 million poor across the African continent depend on food aid from the rest of the world. With Africa being the foremost region of the world that needs help, how can the Left and the Jew-haters still clamor day in and day out for aid to Palestinians ??

If one looks at the big picture, Palestinians are living like royalty compared to the poor of Africa.

In a region where only a handful of people have fridges, Mohammad Abbas has invented a clay pot system where the water inside the pot acts as an evaporative cooling system and can extend the shelf life of food. Does anybody from the all-knowing Left happen to know how many Palestinian families in Gaza are without fridges? I really and truly want to know as I could not find that info anywhere on the net.

The pic on the right shows the staple food of these poor souls. Yams or other roots on a daily basis... hopefully... because sometimes they don't  get even these roots.

This picture on the left shows the variety of foods available to Palestinians all thanks to the blind Left and the disgusting Jew-haters of the world.

Let's not forget that nutty MP from Britian who organized, along with the usual lovers of Palestine, a convoy of food and other goodies for a people who are already well fed, healthy and wealthy but because of the willful blinders on complacent groups and entire countries, the Palestinian people get a never-ending supply of everything and more without spending a single penny. They spend only on weapons and that's that. Everything else is showered on them in plenty, by the entire world.

How about the dying and starving in Africa? What's that you say ... we don't understand you... get lost.
In spite of the suffering and having hardly any possessions to speak of, the people of Africa are largely a peaceful lot. A television set is a rarity in most of Africa, unlike the constant programmes seen in Gaza on Al Jazeera Arabic advocating violence on Israel and infidels and grooming Palestinian children to become suicide bombers.

The hypocrisy of the Left and the Jew-haters and the hypocrisy of the MSM is a thing of beauty - right?!!!

Excuse me now, I need to throw up ... a whole lot.

No right to secede

Too bad, I was looking to Canada picking up some of the States and increasing our land mass. Sad. This puts to rest any notion anybody had that things down south would come to a perfect storm and that some States would secede from the Union. Not gonna happen, at least not according to Justice Antonin Scalia, who puts in writing explicitly:

If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, "one Nation, indivisible.")

read the whole thing

h/t: Irene

The "wise" jump the sinking ship of AGW

Forget the old implications of  the quote "Rats desert a sinking ship."    In my opinion, the rats are smart enough to know that the ship is sinking.  Ever wonder why rats are the first to jump ship?  It's because they see the waters seeping into the very deepest bowels of the vessel, where rats usually have their nests.  That gives them first hand knowledge of what is inevitable and can be a signal of impending danger to those in the upper reaches of the ship, if they do not have their eyes and ears shut to the truth.

I wonder when our PM Harper will join the wise men. I hope it is a question of "when" and not anything else.

Three big companies quit an influential lobbying group that had focused on shaping climate-change legislation, in the latest sign that support for an ambitious bill is melting away.

Oil giants BP PLC and ConocoPhillips and heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said Tuesday they won't renew their membership in the three-year-old U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a broad business-environmental coalition that had been instrumental in building support in Washington for capping emissions of greenhouse gases.

The move comes as debate over climate change intensifies and concerns mount about the cost of capping greenhouse-gas emissions.

via Matt Drudge read further

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jump Obama Jump ...how high can you go?

Wanna bet that Obama will now take affirmative action against Iran or sanction Israel to do it on his behalf ? His masters from Saudi Arabia are sending him a crystal clear signal and Obama will rush headlong to follow their wishes.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday expressed doubts about the usefulness of more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

Prince Saud al-Faisal told a news conference in the Saudi capital that the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions demands a more immediate solution than sanctions. He described sanctions as a long-term solution, and he said the threat is more pressing.....

...."Sanctions are a long-term solution," the Saudi minister said. "But we see the issue in the shorter term because we are closer to the threat," referring to Iran. "We need immediate resolution rather than gradual resolution."....  via: Matt Drudge read on

Some days I love to poke those lefties with a red hot cattle prod

Today is one of those days. All I have to do is write about Sarah Palin and the hackles on those uglies rise to the occassion. Boy, is Palin an absolute WOW. What a woman! What a great Prez she will make! USA's first woman Prez- in- waiting. Wonder what will happen to all those feminists and the terrorist sympathizers when she takes residence in the WH. Can't wait to see that happen. If not 2012, maybe 2016... but she is headed in that direction, make no mistake of that folks, even you folks on the Right who think she is a bubblehead - take note and despair. Here's her interview with Wallace and the last link tells what Wallace said about that interview to his colleague. Riveting stuff.



Part 2
Part 3
About the claim that Wallace rolled his eyes
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Compare and Contrast .... Palestinian Muslims and African Muslims ... Part I

These pics will tell you a story that the MSM never will. The Jew-haters of the world unite in throwing their support behind the Palestinians on the pretext that the Palestinians are down-trodden and life for these poor souls is hell on earth, and  all because of the nasty, satanic Israeli nation and the Jews of the world in general. What hypocrites!! If they were really and truly for the poor and down-trodden, these same people screaming their lungs out telling all those stupid enough to believe them  that the poor Palestinians are forced to live in poverty, would have cast their eyes now and then on the state of the world's truly poor and helpless...the Africans, majority of whom belong to the same faith as the Palestinians. Only difference is their skin tone.

Most Palestinians look pretty, most Africans look ugly. Am  I  right?!   Okay, don't say a word...political correctness is the norm to follow unto death do us part. Pretty people, especially those that are their enemy's enemy, will get support from the Jew-haters, whereas the ugly African muslims can vanish from the face of Africa without the tiniest tweak of anybody's conscience.

Wow! Look at all that colorful food and the well-fed Palestinian sellers and buyers.



These Palestinians don't look poverty stricken to me. If you see different, then I probably need to keep an appointment with an optometrist.



And now have a look at these pics from various regions of Africa, these are the forgotten people. These are the Muslims that are looked down upon by the lighter skinned Muslims.of the Middle East region. The hypocrisy of these Muslims and of the Left is truly appalling. Only the Christian missionaries venturing at the risk to their lives, in these poverty ridden places give solace to these wretched souls but it is never enough.  If classrooms are found by some miracle, the students make do with the floor.


I wonder how many of those poor, poor, provety driven Palestinians are living in squalid quarters like these African families.
 
Photo credit : http://www.flickr.com/photos/obiakpere/204194360/ (for Africa) and to Atlas Shrugs  (for Palestinian photos)

Pro-lifers are a threat to America.... terrorist killers, not so much

What a topsy-turvy madhouse the USA has become within just one short year?! If Obama wins another term , we can expect a deluge of Americans heading towards our borders. Not that, that would be a bad thing.

The Department of Homeland Security has a clear, if difficult, mission. It includes securing 7,500 miles of border and 9,500 miles of shoreline, and protecting 300 million Americans from the threats posed by a bold and determined jihadist enemy.

But its greatest menace is a former stay at home mother of 11 and grandmother of eight from Brookfield, Wisconsin. Or so it would seem.

Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, is among a group of pro-life activists upon whom a DHS “threat assessment” was performed last year. The assessment targeted the free speech rights of peaceful pro-life activists in Madison, Wisconsin, who oppose the state university’s plans to force medical professionals to perform late-term abortions....... read on

Serial arsonists burning down churches in Texas

Since January 1, 2010, 11 churches have been burnt to the ground in and around Athens, Texas and the authorities are nowhere near to making an arrest. Today they have released   drawings of "persons of interest" and hopefully this terrible chapter of church burning will now come to an end within a short time.  The "persons of interest" look so very young and innocent.  What has gone wrong with our youth?

Churches burned since Jan. 1 in the area about 50 miles southeast of Dallas include:
Little Hope Baptist Church in Canton, which, ironically, burned after a New Year's Eve showing of the film "Fireproof." It is one of the few fires in the string that is not believed to be linked to arson
Faith Church, Athens, Jan. 1
Grace Community Church of Athens, Jan. 12
Lake Athens Baptist Church, Jan. 12
Tyland Baptist Church, Tyler, Jan. 16
First Church of Christ Scientist, Tyler, Jan. 17
Prairie Creek Fellowship, Lindale, Jan. 20
Russell Memorial United Methodist Church, Wills Point, Feb. 4
Dover Baptist Church, Carroll, Feb. 8
Clear Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Lindale, Feb. 8.
In central Texas, closer to Austin, a fire that gutted the historic sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Temple on Jan. 19 has also been determined to be arson, but authorities do not suspect it was the work of the same fire starter.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dick Cheney on ABC

great interview

Political correctness is killing us slowly but surely

What's happening on the borders of our country will have repercussions sometime in the near future if not already underway. Our courts and our judicial system are successfully strangling Canada while we look on helplessly. Holders of the FAST and Nexus cards, once granted the passes, are not even checked annually for criminal records and such. More than 172,000 passes have been handed out since the system was introduced in 2000. How many of these cards are now in the wrong hands? Your guess is as good as mine.

OTTAWA - Canada's border agency has been waving through travellers at entry points even though it has information some may be working for organized crime, an internal report suggests.....

....Records outlining the problem were obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.

The documents note that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, which also issues Nexus and FAST cards, has no qualms about using intelligence information alone to deny membership.

The different policy in Canada suggests departments have become spooked by the Canadian judicial system, where courts have recently pressed CSIS and others to divulge information that security agencies consider highly secret and damaging if made public.... read the whole thing

The downfall of the USA - one brick at a time

NASA kicked, trampled and out for the count. ACORN to be declared the winner of 4 billion $s diverted from NASA, as schemed?     Blogger Voting Female tells it best.

Obama’s actions speak in words that are sometimes so tall it is difficult to actually see them and what they really really mean till one backs up and looks at them from afar.

The action: Obama has laid out, in his budget, the destruction of the NASA’s Constellation program which will absolutely kill 10’s of thousands of jobs at NASA and it’s contractor supplying network.

Not only are 10’s of thousands of jobs killed but the economy of Florida, which depends on those 10’s of thousands of jobs, is also targeted as well.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What is Shariah Finance ?

A must watch video to understand the term "Shariah Finance". It's not as harmless as you have been lead to believe by your banker. Be informed and be aware. Knowledge is power. There are more videos on the same subject if you want to delve into this subject a little deeper to better educate yourself about this powerful tool that the islamists are using here in the West on the unsuspecting naive populace that do not suspect the danger they are in.



h/t: Stop Shariah Now

Obama and his decadent party

Note: Adult content. Move cursor over faces for the script.

Image fun

h/t: Irene

My favorite celebs are on the Right team

Clint Eastwood can make my day any day. Bruce Willis, bald or not, can send a tingle up my leg. Andy Garcia, Jon Voight, Tony Danza, Chuck Norris, Kelsey Grammer, Angie Harmon of Law & Order, Patricia Heaton of Everybody Loves Raymond and a horde of others stars all make the cut .... the Right cut.

Show your support and watch the shows or movies with these celebs. Stop patronizing anything that has "Dhimmi" Moore or her baby husband and all those dimwits that had made that promotional ad, you know the one I am talking about.

Stars lean Right

Anti-fur activists are terrorists and should be arrested without delay ....

as they are a threat to at least one of the Olympic athletes. There is no other word to describe these idiots. Instead of going around like lunatics out of hell over animal rights, have these idiots ever looked at the misery and suffering going on in parts of Africa where human beings, the poorest of the poor are hacked to death and their skins sold for making ornaments and their skulls sold to monstrous collectors? Why are these activists terrorizing and sticking around in countries where they know they are safe instead of flying to Africa where humans are killed on a daily basis for their body parts? We know why, don't we?  They howl like rabid dogs when they are running in packs to hide the fact that at heart they are utter cowards.

Now, even the Olympic athletes are not safe from these activists. Johnny Weir the US figure skater has voiced his concerns as he has been receiving very serious threats from these idiots and the athlete fearing for his safety has confined himself within the parameters of the Olympic Village. The hotel outside the Olympic Village where Weir had booked himself in, have told him that they cannot vouch for his personal safety as their own security might not be adequate if he is attacked by these anti-fur disillusioned nobodies who have targeted Weir since the time he wore a fox fur as part of his performance.

When an individual's right to freedom of movement in a free democratic country is curtailed by activists, shouldn't there be a law to arrest such people? Why are they running around  threatening and terrorising the guest athletes? Why are the Canadian authorities not taking positive action by arresting these individuals and either putting them on a plane out of Canada or throwing their collective butts in prison?  I don't get it.

American figure skater Johnny Weir will stay in the Olympic Village because he's concerned about "very serious threats" from anti-fur activists.

The medal hopeful had planned to stay in a hotel during the Games, but it would have been too difficult to arrange adequate security. Though there are no indications that any of the verbal and written threats from extremists were credible, Weir's decision to stay in the more secure village was an obvious choice.

He's right to take extra precautions during his time in Vancouver. Though the odds of one of these threats actually coming to pass are low, there's no reason for Weir to open himself up to the possibility. For peace of mind alone, staying in a secured Olympic Village is worth it. read on further

Friday, February 12, 2010

Vancouver 2010 - Second by second

from CTV.   CTV's Olympics anthem is simply beautiful.

Your Olympics channel

h/t: The General

One more thing to hate about the Harper govt ....

they have no gonads to keep Al Jazeera from polluting the airwaves of Canada. Shame on the Harper Conservatives for letting in this incendiary network into the country. At times like these, I simply don't give a damn whether the ruling party in Canada happens to be the Conservatives or the socialist NDP.  No difference whatsoever that I can see between the two at this point in time. First it was the fiasco with the Unit Trust  companies that saw investors lose their holdings by close to 40% and then we have the Nazi-like CHRC harrassing people with the Harper govt looking on admiringly and now they present us with Al Jazeera. Thank You Very Kindly moronic ones.  That's it!!!  I think my vote has flown away to nowhere land.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved a request “to add Al-Jazeera English (AJE) to the list of television satellite services for distribution in Canada. Supporters of the Arab government-funded propaganda channel hope that acceptance in Canada will lead to more cable and satellite carriers in the U.S. picking up the incendiary network.”

A group called “Canadians for Al-Jazeera” organized public pressure on the CRTC to approve the entry of AJE into the Canadian media market. Although the group’s leader, Walied Khogali, is described in news reports as a Canadian, he identifies himself on his Facebook page as a fan of Barack and Michelle Obama, Students for Barack Obama and the Democrat Party. He supports “the Red Movement” that mainly acts to protest Israeli policies and promotes the “I love Allah” T-shirt and the “Bush shoe thrower” from Iraq.

But Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau for Public Affairs, criticized Al-Jazeera’s coverage of the Haiti relief effort at the State Department press briefing on January 26th. “When you’re talking about international reporting,” he said, “we have had – I’ve had direct conversations with our friends at Al-Jazeera, for example. And we have spent some time critiquing what we felt was unfair, unbalanced coverage of operations in Haiti.” He explained that he had “a conversation” with “officials at [the] Al-Jazeera, English channel” about “inflammatory” coverage suggesting that U.S. relief efforts in Haiti constituted a military plan to take over the country.... read further and start wondering  about the sort of MPs we have looking after our interests

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Barry Callaghan ... author of note

Back from my vacation in the Dominican Republic where I did nothing but eat a lot, drink a lot, sleep a lot, wade a bit and read a bit. Read Barry Callaghan's "Between Trains" a collection of short stories, some of which can stay with you a long time. Callaghan is a graduate of the University of Toronto and I believe he is now a professor at York University, Toronto and most of his writings have names of places within Toronto so familiar and endearing to those of us living here in this city.


From his short story Drei Alter Kockers:

Once a month, between trains, as several of the Kanada crew stretched out on the grass under the chestnut trees and drank watery coffee and vodka, an SS officer; to amuse himself, allowed - under very close guard - two prisoners to play Russian roulette with a Colt .45 the officer had taken from the body of a dead American soldier outside the town of Casino in Italy.

A prisoner who played and came out of the game of roulette alive was given two bottles of vodka on top of his regular ration, and two days off with no work, with nothing to do but drink.

The men who chose to play roulette were usually in a state of exhausted hysteria, feverish in their sleeplessness, or, they had become "Muslimmen" - men who were apathetic and earning to die, or, they were hopelessly drunk.

Jakov had played the game three times, siting corss-legged in front of fellow prisoners, three men who had blown their brains out, the last of his three games played on the evening before the camp was rousted out at dawn with all the prisoners being driven from the camp to begin a forced march double-file on back roads into Germany as the Soviet armoured divisions and infantry advanced out of the east.

Several Kapos were strangled in the night by the marchers, but not Jakov, who remembering how the partisan had snuck up on him in the Warsaw woods - kept close watch on everyone.

Between two snowbound villages, Jakov Przepiorko and Herschel Soibel had trudged through the snow side-by-side. They had hardly looked at each other but Herschel had said, "You're a plump little rat."

Jakov, saying nothing, had fallen back in the line.

In Toronto, Jakov Przepiorko became Jake Piorko. For more than a year, with a fake driver's licence that he'd paid for with a gold tooth, he drove a half-ton delivery truck for Future Chicken, a slaughterhouse on Spadina Avenue. He was the only Jew on the trucks. The other drivers were black.

Meaning of Kapos and Kanada = Kapos prisoners assigned to act as foreman and informers and to work as sorters of belongings from the dead in the Nazi concentration camps. Read more here

Callaghan on looking for stories

Biggest offensive underway in Afghanistan

This sort of action should have been happening from day ONE. If there were enough troops at the very start of the war with enough will-power to kill and vaporize the enemy with the best weaponry available, each and every NATO member would have been out of that hellhole long, long, long ago. It is only because of the blasted Geneva Conventions and the wimpy wussy leftie idiots that we have seen hundreds of our soldiers die in a foreign land.

The Geneva Conventions were meant for wars fought between countries where all sides had a semblance of decency and an understanding of human values and dignity. When dealing with the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the Geneva Conventions have less value than used toilet paper and any terrorist will be happy to tell you that they give two hoots about that stupid agreement signed in 1949 or whenever. So, if one party of the presently ongoing war between the terrorists and us, is not abiding by that agreement, how does it still hold water????? 

NEAR MARJAH, Afghanistan – U.S. and Afghan soldiers linked up with Marines on the outskirts of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah on Thursday, sealing off escape routes and setting the stage for what is being described as the biggest offensive of the nine-year war.

Taliban defenders repeatedly fired rockets and mortars at units poised in foxholes along the edge of the town, apparently trying to lure NATO forces into skirmishes before the big attack.

"They're trying to draw us in," said Capt. Joshua Winfrey, 30, of Tulsa, Okla., commander of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines.

Up to 1,000 militants are believed holed up in Marjah, a key Taliban logistics base and center of the lucrative opium poppy trade. But the biggest threats are likely to be the land mines and bombs hidden in the roads and fields of the farming community, 380 miles (610 kilometers) southwest of Kabul. read further

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BTs in NYTimes blog runner... Jan 26 - Feb 1

Jan 26 - Feb 1
http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/013206.html
http://cjunk.blogspot.com/2010/01/eat-this-david-suzuki.html
http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/013230.html
http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/013223.html
http://thecanadiansentinel.blogspot.com/2010/01/dem-caught-lying-about-being-on-acorn.html

I am away for a week. If someone wants to keep track, this is the link

Christmas Day terrorist gets lawyered up in a flash ... but James O'Keefe can rot in jail

for 28 hours without access to an attorney. In Obama's America, a non-American terrorist who might have blown up  hundreds of people, has more rights than an American.  Go figure.

...."James O'Keefe sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney, while the U.S. attorney leaked the information about his arrest, helping the media frame it as 'Watergate Junior,'" Breitbart said.

O'Keefe declined to talk about Breitbart's allegations on Fox News Monday night, adding he was cooperating with the U.S. attorney's office and he was pleased with the way the U.S. attorney was handling the case.
He said details of his arrest may be brought up at another time, but not now because it is an ongoing investigation.

"The panty bomber on Christmas was given -- you know, this guy's from Al Qaeda, and he's not even an American citizen, and he's given access to an attorney right away. I believe that this was a concerted effort, this is just my opinion, to allow for the media to frame the issue to put James O'Keefe in a very bad position."....

Monday, February 1, 2010

Canadian banking ... boring but good

so says Paul Krugman of the NYTimes. As if we didn't know that!!

....Yes, I know, Canada is supposed to be dull. The New Republic famously pronounced “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative” (from a Times Op-Ed column in the ’80s) the world’s most boring headline. But I’ve always considered Canada fascinating, precisely because it’s similar to the United States in many but not all ways. The point is that when Canadian and U.S. experience diverge, it’s a very good bet that policy differences, rather than differences in culture or economic structure, are responsible for that divergence.

And anyway, when it comes to banking, boring is good.........

The Manchurian President ?

Remember when the leftish media and the crazy bloggers of the Left were all about Sarah Palin's autistic son  not being her son but her daughter's baby? One good turn deserves another and another and another, don't you think? In that spirit let's look at this fascinating article, the claims wherein might very well turn out to be true, unlike the rumour about Palin's son.

Obama with multiple Social Security numbers to his name? No... can't be!  Multiple addresses all over the USA? No... can't be!  Obama's mom posed for nude pics? No.... can't be!  Or can it?  One thing is beyond question. Obama is the most interesting Prez ever !!!

.....The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.

What is he hiding? Well, for starters, some of these records will shed light on his citizenship and birth.....
h/t: Lynn