Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Everyone's wants and needs are equally valid, regardless of age

Will the stupidity never end?

There has to be a bookie somewhere that will take odds on whether these kids will ever be able to hold down a job since in most job you have to do as your told even if you don't like it.

I must shake my head

In England (where else?), the police prevent a rescue and then don't bother to do anything themselves. All in the name of "Health and Safety".

Davey Davis, 38, a friend of the family, said: “It was the most harrowing thing I have ever witnessed. Michelle was at the bedroom window yelling, ‘Please save my kids’ and we wanted to help but the police were pushing us back and not allowing us near. We were willing to risk our lives to save those kiddies but the police wouldn’t let us.

“Tempers were running very high, particularly with the women who were there, but the police were just saying we have to wait for the fire brigade because of health and safety.

A woman is leaning out a window screaming and the police won't even let bystanders put up a ladder?

h/t to Ranting Stan, your source for all stupidity about the UK

Extreme justice...

This girl can certainly be accused of bad judgment, but child pornography? Registering as a sex offender? It all seems a little extreme.

If a minor gets caught masturbating will they get charged with child molestation - of themselves?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The luckiest man in the world?

The Japanese government has discovered a man who survived both atomic blasts in WW2.

He's both the luckiest and unluckiest man at the same time. I wonder if he accomplished everything he had planned to on his business trip.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Well at least we know what they stand for

"The right-wing has had a real ability to promote particular values such as self-reliance and competition," said McGrath. "We need to be more obvious about what (our) values are," she said.

So the NDP's values are utter dependence and no competition?

That sounds correct - as major supporters of the Nanny State it would follow that the NDP needs as many people as possible to be completely dependent on the government.

They will not protect you

This is becoming all too familiar.

A bully continuously assaults and threatens a boy and his family and gets no punishment. Meanwhile the victim sees that the school system, the police and the judicial system have no interest in protecting him. The only thing left do to is to defend himself and for his trouble he ends up with a punishment far harsher than anything the bully ever received.

The bully? On his second day of college he got charged with robbery and sexual assault.

But remember the victim is actually the criminal.


You are unqualified to submit a complaint

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has decided that only the members of the offended group may submit complaints.

Our complaint against Mr. Ryan was returned to us on March 17th, stating that our complaint had no merit since we complainants were Christians and not Jews, and therefore not from the targeted group of hate.
Hmmm...interesting. So according the Ontario Tribunal, hate crimes do not occur as long as you can successfully intimidate your victims into not making complaints.

I don't understand how this works

In order to evaluate how Toronto's homeless services are serving their clients, the city is putting hundreds of fake homeless people onto the streets in order to answer a survey about those services?

Services that these decoys never use. Wow...what a flagrant and obvious way to skew the results.

I boldly predict that the outcome of the survey will indicate the need for more money, more money and...more money!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Now I ain't saying she's a gold digger...

Ladies, is the recession putting a pinch on your income? Time to get a husband to fill out your income!

“The recession made me realize I’m not going to make as much money as I expected, and I’d be more stable financially if I had double income to fall back on.”

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The oppressive hot dog

The hot dog...symbol of Western imperialism!

"I have a problem with hot dogs from a health point of view and from a diversity point of view," declared John Filion, who chairs the board of health.

Any normal city would simply issue a set number of permits and require periodic food safety inspections. The market would then decide if people really want street side shawarmas, tacos, chicken balls or whatever.

Ahh...but not Toronto. In order to sell non-hot dog food you must purchase a $28,000 cart, the owner must be on site 70% of the time, the menu must be pre-approved by a panel of four chefs and any changes in the menu after that must be approved by the medical officer of health.

Unfortunately only 8 people decided that this process was worth it.

So instead of having a flafel stand on every corner, these carts become indistinguishable from restaurants. There is now no difference between the single souvlaki cart and your favorite chinese place on Spadina.

Thank you Toronto from saving me from making my own decisions and judgements about the quality of street food. I don't know what I would do otherwise...

The Human Rights Machine

Can't get what you want? Use the Human Rights Machine to do it for you!

This could be dismissed as a unique situation if it weren't for the fact that Ms. Eagle threatened the next owner of the buildings with exactly the same thing.


One of the proud supporters of Section 13.1 gets put through the Human Rights wringer for 5 years and then has the charges dismissed without so much as an explanation.

Let's take a look at this case...

The original complaint was filed by someone not at the event and the actual offended attendees remain anonymous.

The accused hasn't been told exactly what they had done wrong.

One of the few direct quotations in the investigation report, the word "ragheads," was found to have been used as part of a warning not to dismiss Islamist terrorism with empty epithets.
There is also mysterious secret report by an unnamed expert that hasn't, and likely never will be, released.

The sheer duration of the Manitoba investigation, under threat of legal sanction or fines, illustrates the current frustration with human rights commissions, and the parallel legal system that enables them.


But a failed five-year investigation of a respected human rights advocacy group based on an anonymous tipster raises questions about the seriousness of the whole process.

"Our general view is that the procedures are defective," Mr. Matas said. "They'll take an allegation, without evidence, and just run with it to see if it's true."

In it, Mr. Matas wrote that human rights commissions have shown "a disastrous combination of investigative zeal and substantive ignorance" that has left them vulnerable to abuse by "political Islam."

It's also vulnerable to anyone else with an agenda.

One TRILLION dollars!

How much is one trillion dollars? This much.

The fact that the United States is borrowing that much money should be quite frightning.

Perhaps all is not lost

A British postmaster is refusing to serve those who don't speak English. Neo-nazi white supremacist? Hardly.

‘It’s the best country in the world as far as I’m concerned, but the great country I once called Great Britain has changed a lot since I came here.

‘All I’m doing is telling people if they want to live in Britain, be British. Don’t boo our soldiers when they come home from Iraq. Don’t live your life without embracing our culture. Don’t stay here without making any effort to learn the language. And if you don’t want to be British, go home.’

We're starving!

These people are consuming 3000 calories a day but are demanding more money from the government to feed themselves.

The choice line comes from one of the children:

"I'm a student and don't have time to exercise"
That's a good one. When I was a student I had so much damn time that I was able to get into the best shape of my life...and that was after the 35-40 hours a week of class and lab time and additional hours of weekly studying and homework.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Raising Kids

Keep some of your stuff around for your kids. That's why the complete collection is sitting on my bookshelf.


However, remember that a parent is not a best friend.

Everybody needs a bailout

If we're handing out cash left, right and centre why not give some to this guy?


Once again I'm presented with a story that could evoke feelings of pity for people screwed by the downturn but the journalists use people who really should have known better. Multiple 6-figure salary jobs but you're broke? The down turn isn't the problem, it's the fact that you spent more than you earned. Dumbass.

Terrifying Picture Sequence

A camera caught the very moment a suicide bomber blew himself up. The speed at which it happens is incredible - reference the guy beating the drum in the foreground. His hand basically didn't move throughout the entire sequence.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Discovering the "Progressive" Mindset

Poor guy...he makes two reasonable posts and gets roasted. Check out the comments.

His concerns are completely valid. Radical Islam is the source of terror attacks and attacks against the Western way of life. Should suicide bombings start happening in Canada then his second concern is also valid - the police and the population at large are not going to attempt to sort "good" Muslims from "bad". Canadians of Japanese origin can attest to that.

The comments are particularly typical of the cultural relativist, multi-culti supporters. They honestly can't believe that a threat exists. Also at least one of the commentators is taking the line that "everyone is violent so there's no need to single out any particular group".

Perhaps, but there is one group that actively promotes hate against Jews, calls for the overthrow of Western governments and advocates for the imposition of the most medieval version of Sharia law. We ignore this group at our peril.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Video Tuesday

An explanation of the credit crisis.



An interesting video about the implications of large populations in India and China. Also there is some commentary about the pace of innovation although I'm very skeptical about the claim that 2 years of a 4 year degree are useless.