Montreal's La Presse newspaper reported that NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair told police he suspected there was money inside an envelope that appeared during the meeting, but he didn't accept the envelope and cut the meeting short.Surprise, surprise.
Asked about the discrepancy, NDP MP Charlie Angus tried to bring the issue back to what Prime Minister Stephen Harper knew about the payment made to Duffy.
Angus didn't offer any reasons why Mulcair waited 17 years to speak to police if there was some suspicion about a failed attempt to bribe him in 1994.
21 May 2013
The former diplomat who spoke with PJ Media regarded the whole enterprise as totally amateurish and likened it to the Mike Nichols film Charlie Wilson's War about a clueless congressman who supplies Stingers to the Afghan guerrillas. "It's as if Hillary and the others just watched that movie and said 'Hey, let's do that!'" the diplomat said.Hope, change... and amateurs. A deadly combination.
RELATED: FROM THE COMMENTS...
"Just think. This is the scandal that was put in the window as a distraction from Benghazi. This is impeachable all on its own."Indeed.
"If THIS is the distraction, what is lurking at the core of Benghazi?"
TORONTO - "A group of actors, writers and politicians is calling on Canada's government to change the name of Victoria Day to honour Canada's First Nations communities as well as the monarchy."Forget about existing Canadian history... we're turning Turtle Island.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"When history & tradition become irrelevant, that is when people become lost."Thank Lizzie May & Robo-Atwood.
20 May 2013
Let the Victoria Day holiday body count begin...
A long weekend barbecue turned bloody after a 35-year-old man was shot dead at an apartment building in the Ossington Ave.-Dundas St. W. area.This one is actually notable because it is not gang-related.
Quincy Ramirez was fatally shot at least once in the chest around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday.
A 67-year-old building resident, Edwin Parkinson, was arrested.
...and come, and come...
Palinkas also notes that under the current law and system, USCIS reports a 99.5 percent approval rating for ILLEGAL immigrants seeking legal residency inside the United States. He said that high percentage began with President Obama’s and Secretary Napolitano’s new “deferred action” policy unveiled last summer.Another lasting legacy of the Obama presidency.
In addition, over the past year, Palinkas said USCIS has waived more than $200 million in fees from ILLEGAL immigrants seeking legal status.
My first question here would be... aside from further dismantling of the conservative principle of a meritocracy... why bother spending billions of dollars on border security if you're going to throw open the doors anyway?
Oh yeah, just like the Obama administration has transmuted "terrorists" into "enemy combatants"... "ILLEGAL immigrants" will henceforth be known as "customers".
Thank you, President Ponzi.
RELATED: Words that replace thought
None of this is rocket science. But if you don't stop and think, it doesn't matter whether you are a genius or a moron. Words that stop people from thinking reduce even smart people to the same level as morons.I miss critical thought.
18 May 2013
I dunno, sounds a little racist to me...
But Obama said too much of the black community has lost that desire. One in 3 African-Americans are dropping out of high school, she said, and only 1 in 5 between the ages of 25 and 29 has a bachelor’s degree.Try imagine the media shitstorm if a Republican had tossed this one out there.
RELATED: Is Allah the answer?
Detroit’s problems include high crime, joblessness and abandonment; its budget deficit is about $330 million and rising.Pastors? Does the Nation of Islam have pastors? I thought Islam had Imams.
“Suppose we in leadership, the pastors of the city, stop arguing,” he said. “Why shouldn’t we come together and OWN DETROIT?”
The group, which promotes black empowerment and nationalism, was rebuilt by Farrakhan in the late 1970s.Hmmm... if the NOI "owned" Detroit... would that solve all its problems?
He became notorious for calling Judaism a “gutter religion” and suggesting crack cocaine might have been a CIA plot to enslave blacks.
Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.Sharia City... a coming Obama initiative?
The law criminalizes, among other things, child marriage and forced marriage, and bans "baad," the traditional practice of exchanging girls and women to settle disputes.
LAST WORD: Sharia law... the upside
At least you won't need that cumbersome legal system...
The Syrian regime claims there is no civil war in the country but that the army is fighting foreign-backed terrorists trying to topple Assad's government.The capricious, unknowable Will of Allah.
More than 70,000 people have been killed in Syria since March 2011.
17 May 2013
...your tax dollars at work...
CIDA will continue to focus on saving the lives of mothers and children by delivering a comprehensive package of health services at the community level to reduce the disease burden, strengthen health systems, and improve nutrition.And I'm sure every penny of this aid is being used to... wait a minute...
In support of the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, we will also accelerate efforts to combat global undernutrition, which accounts for 2.6 million preventable child deaths every year.
A delivery company in Gaza is transporting Kentucky Fried Chicken from Egypt through underground tunnels for residents. Families order their meals a day in advance, and they are transported to the blockaded region through the Hamas-run tunnel system. Delivery company Alyamama reportedly charges around $35 (£23) for a family meal.Yet another noteworthy Canada/Hamas collaboration.
...but puh-leeese... let's not pretend, when this latest story broke, the Star newsroom didn't resemble the giddily celebratory Gaza Strip on the morning of September 11, 2001...
"This newspaper cannot verify the video’s authenticity, it’s true. But to shirk from reporting even what was already in the public domain — to shrink from reporting on the reporting — was spectacularly lame."Of course, these are the same folks who, en bloc, are constantly decrying the lack of Conservative support for taxpayer-funded shooting galleries... who still revere a certain federal political figure who was found, naked as the day he was born, in a seedy Chinatown "massage" parlour during a sweep for underage, Asian hookers. That's a little more than lame. What about poor traumatised jewel thief Svend? The list goes on & on.
If this story is true, shouldn't the hypocritical media commissars at the Toronto Star regard poor Mr Ford as a man with an illness who deserves all our heartfelt support?
Or does that only apply to homeless junkies?
RELATED: Oh, those poor little crack pushers
They want to pay $200,000 dollars for this video. Nope, that's not not sleazy at all...
"We are raising the money to purchase the video and publish it so the citizens of Toronto can watch a startlingly clear video of their mayor smoking crack. The people who are selling it want money. But they also want security. During Cook's trip to Toronto earlier this week to view the tape, they told him that they will not feel safe in the city after the video comes out."So, Rob Ford is not only a degenerate drug addict... he is also capable of dispatching assassins who also apparently moonlight as Toronto cops.
"Ford is a powerful man, with powerful friends, and these are young kids who fear a possible frame-up from Toronto cops or worse. The money they are asking for will, they say, cover their departure from Toronto to get set up in another city where they will feel safer. Right now, they are in hiding."
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Didn't their star candidate Smitherman admit to being a druggie and a sex maniac?"As far as I can understand from reading the Star... drug-fuelled gay sex isn't a marginal behaviour... it's a must-see tourist attraction.
16 May 2013
..."IT BURNS, IT BURNS!!!"...
This steady drumbeat of ugliness was enough to prompt NBC's Nightly News to kick off its broadcast with a Nixon comparison last evening, and for Jonathan Alter to pronounce the administration's crisis management efforts "disastrous."You know it's really bad when the leftwing McDreamy-suckin' media piles on.
Meanwhile, in other "pants on fire" news...
The half dozen references to terrorists – both in Benghazi and more generally – all but disappeared. Gone were references to al Qaeda, Ansar al Sharia, jihadists, Islamic extremists, etc. The only remaining mention was a note that “extremists” had participated in the attack.**********
As striking as what appears in the email traffic is what does not. There is no mention of the YouTube video that would become a central part of the administration’s explanation of the attacks to the American people until a brief mention in the subject line of emails coming out of an important meeting where further revisions were made.
Carney, in particular, is likely to face tough questioning about the contents of the emails because he made claims to reporters that were untrue.
COMPASSIONATE,INTELLECTUAL LEFT REPLIES:
"...a fat Conservative senator... you're a clown..."Ah, yes... the venerable "yo mama wears army boots" gambit. A little illiberal, nonny... dontcha think?