The molten centre of the week.
Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of Britain and baroness, was laid to rest at a state funeral. Neither Obama nor his wife or anyone else from the current administration attended due to a tremendous lack of class, decency, loyalty and also due to an outmoded Marxist pettiness.
I believe the word I'm looking for is trash.
I know what it says of a party leader who makes excuses for terrorists who kill three people and maim over a hundred more with pressure-cooker bombs packed with ball bearings and nails but what does it say about an electorate that would stand by him (a charge I level without reservation because his words were neither hidden, mistaken or otherwise taken out of context- he's looking to excuse terrorists, is my point)?
The neophyte leader said beyond "any material immediate support" Canada should "look at the root causes."
"But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded, completely at war with innocents, at war with a society. And our approach has to be, okay, where do those tensions come from?" he said.
And if the culprits were white Americans, should we not try to understand their racist, anti-government feelings? Isn't excuse-making the name of the game these days?
Related: the type of bomb used in Boston was found in an al Qaeda publication. Just throwing it out there.
I'm sorry, I must have missed the controversial aspects of her statements:
The BC NDP has dumped its Kelowna-Mission candidate for comments about First Nations and French Canadians she allegedly made online.
Dayleen Van Ryswyk was dropped as the NDP candidate Tuesday - the first day of the election campaign - after the BC Liberals complained of "unacceptable and hurtful" comments she posted to a Castanet community blog in 2009 and 2010.
In the posts as written below, a user named Dayleen who later identifies herself as Van Ryswyk, complains about having to compensate First Nations.
"It's not the status cards, it's the fact that we have been paying out of the nose for generations for something that isn't our doing. If their ancestors sold out too cheap it's not my fault and i shouldn't have to be paying for any mistake or whatever you want to call it from MY hard earned money," one post reads. "In my opinion, we have paid our debt ... a thousand fold."
Later, the posting laments that French was spoken during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
"I'm getting so sick of having french stuffed down my throat ... this isn't Quebec ... it's western Canada ... we speak english here ... why are we forced to have it at our western Canadian hosted Olympics?"
Conservative MP Mark Warawa has decided not to pursue an appeal to his quashed motion condemning sex-selection abortions, or the gendercide motion:
Conservative MP Mark Warawa has announced that he will not make a final appeal of a committee decision to quash his motion to condemn sex-selective abortion.
By choosing not to file the appeal, Warawa is able to bring another motion or bill and keep his place in the order of precedence. ...
Motion 408 was declared non-votable on March 21st by the Sub-Committee on Private Members' Business, in what Warawa and other Conservative MPs say was an abuse of process. The decision was a joint effort by the Conservatives, New Democrats, and Liberals, despite the testimony of an analyst who said the motion met all of the criteria to move forward.
Warawa has accused the subcommittee members of “disregard[ing] the rules of Parliament” and numerous Conservative MPs and political pundits have decried the decision as a threat to democracy.
He appealed to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, but they upheld the decision to quash the motion on March 28th.
Warawa's last chance to save the motion would have been an historic appeal to the House of Commons and a vote by secret ballot. Such an appeal has never been lodged in Canadian history.
Before announcing his decision not to appeal Warawa had indicated that he would base the decision in part on the appeal’s chances of success, which were likely small.
The non-binding motion stated: "That the House condemns discrimination against females occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination."
Culture matters. Either the Chief Weasel or various other weasels can awaken to this fact or be trapped in the mire to come.
In case one was tempted to forget Kermit Gosnell, here are some news items that keep him in the forefront of the North American consciousness because he is revolting and so are the people who excuse him: Tweetfest; Obama- who voted against the Born Alive Act- will not comment on the Gosnell trial even though he has commented on so many other things; duh- the liberal media would rather not report on Gosnell, and recent testimony reveals that drains at Gosnell's abortuary were often clogged with body parts.
If someone says no one is planning on redefining marriage, check to see if he or she swats flames that immediately erupt from his or her pants:
“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.
The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist. And I don’t like taking part in creating fictions about my life. That’s sort of not what I had in mind when I came out thirty years ago.
I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three… And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.”
Culture: it matters.
Benghazi whistleblowers will speak to Congressional investigators:
According to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who has covered the Benghazi terror attack resulting in the death of four Americans including our Ambassador to Libya, new whistleblowers are speaking to Congressional investigators. For months, Republican members of Congress have complained about lack of access to the survivors of the Benghazi attacks, and the Obama administration has been anything but forthcoming on their location and when Republicans will have the opportunity to question those witnesses.
And now, Nutella cream pie. Enjoy.
(With thanks to one and all)