The world does not stop for the week-end...
Justin Trudeau is campaigning on ONE issue and he can't even get that right:
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau admits he is confused by the difference between police-reported drug "incidents", convictions and arrests for marijuana possession.
Trudeau has repeatedly claimed almost half-a-million Canadians have been convicted of marijuana possession since Stephen Harper took power in 2006.
In fact, police say very few people are convicted of possession as an unrelated charge, though Trudeau has yet to concede that point.
"There have been an awful lot of studies and numbers that have been thrown around over the years," he explained Thursday. "The bottom line is our current approach on marijuana simply doesn't work and prohibitionists like Mr. Harper are going to have to justify given facts and data why the current approach - which doesn't keep our kids safe - is worth continuing."
Trudeau has said he won't reveal any platform ideas ahead of the 2015 election, other than his desire to legalize marijuana.
His exaggerated numbers play into his narrative of the Harper government having launched an American-style war on drugs that is "ruining (Canadian) lives."
God, this guy is an idiot. Does he have anything to say about the use of hard drugs and pharmaceuticals by Canada's youth or the effects of marijuana on the adolescent brain or are those facts just too real, man?
There is nothing to Justin Trudeau at all. I have no idea why anyone would want to resurrect his worthless father through him. How many Canadians will thank those who voted this yahoo into office when it becomes so bloody apparent (as it has with Obama and how it is now with the Shiny Pony) that he has no idea what he is doing? You don't ask a pastry chef to build a rocket no more than you would ask an engineer to bake a cake. You certainly wouldn't ask a substitute drama teacher to lead one of the greatest countries on the planet through this century.
Putin handed Obama his @$$. I tremble for the day Trudeau hands over the Arctic to the Russians.
Because he's Mark Steyn:
This is diplomacy for post-moderns: The more you tell the world that you have to bomb Syria to preserve your credibility, the less credible any bombing raid on Syria is going to be — especially when your leaders are reduced to negotiating the precise degree of military ineffectiveness necessary to maintain that credibility. ...
In the Obama era, to modify Teddy Roosevelt, America chatters unceasingly and carries an unbelievably small stick. In this, the wily Putin saw an opening, and offered a “plan” so absurd that even Obama’s court eunuchs in the media had difficulty swallowing it. A month ago, Assad was a reviled war criminal and Putin his arms dealer. Now, Putin is the honest broker and Obama’s partner for peace, and the war criminal is at the negotiating table with his chances of survival better than they’ve looked in a year. On the same day the U.S. announced it would supply the Syrian rebels with light arms and advanced medical kits, Russia announced it would give Assad’s buddies in Iran the S-300 ground-to-air weapons system and another nuclear reactor.
Also, Michael Coren:
The situation is this: Syria’s oldest ally, Russia, has agreed to supervise Damascus’ poison gas arsenal and guarantee President Bashar al-Assad doesn’t use it again. If, indeed, he used it in the first place.
The war will continue, the Syrian air force will continue to bomb and destroy, artillery and tanks will still fire, troops will still shoot, atrocities will continue to occur. But at least nobody will be gassed.
Well, thank goodness for that.
Shot, sliced, beheaded, blown apart you may be, but you won’t die as the result of nerve gas.
Phew, a close shave there.
Unless, of course, Moscow doesn’t really do what it says it will.
Which, naturally, Moscow would not dream of even contemplating.
The final nail in the coffin of Obama bungling was the Putin editorial in The New York Times.
The great liberal voice of the United States and the Democrats, the paper of record, the print version of Obama-worship, became the place where a man who does not believe in press freedom or independent newspapers humiliated America and its leader.
In short: Obama has been shown to be the bumbling fool everyone knew him to be but would not admit. That it took an autocrat like Putin to do it has a kind of irony that only truly authoritarian people can appreciate.
If a likely case of starving to death tens of thousands of forced laborers — effectively, the horribly abused slaves of the North Korean state — does not sound colorful enough to grab the world’s attention, what about the accounts over the years of North Korea conducting chemical and biological weapons experiments on its own people?
Here’s a 2004 BBC report on the gas chambers of North Korea, by this account tested on the families of political prisoners.
Here’s a report from 2009 on North Korea testing chemical and biological weapons on handicapped children.
What about it, Obama? Will you "pin-prick" North Korea next?
|"Obama hates Korean people."|
Also: boycott Land's End:
American clothing displaying “Made in China” tags have been spotted at a North Korean garment production factory, photos exclusively obtained by NK News reveal.
At least five dress shirts branded with Lands’ End labels were seen on a rack displaying previous projects at North Korea’s Sonbong Textile Factory in June, raising the possibility that the Dodgeville, Wisconsin-based catalog retail giant has outsourced part of its production line to a country currently under multiple U.S. sanctions.
Boy, he really showed Iran, didn't he?
The Islamic Republic observed how Syria, with Russia’s assistance, has wiggled out from what was to be limited US strikes not meant to topple the regime. Iran is famous for its diplomatic prowess – its ability to drag out negotiations with the West over its nuclear program – knowing exactly when to push on the peddle and when to ease up in its pursuit to the bomb.
Maybe that was the plan all along.
Step one: go to Quebec. Step two: wear every single religious talisman you own (if you don't own one, go out and get one). Step three: say loudly in English how the Parti Quebecois don't have the wontons to crack down on the real problems they have.
Another shot in the arm for home-schooling and charter and private schools and abolishing teachers' unions:
Manitoba's NDP government has passed an anti-bullying bill which requires schools to accommodate gay-straight alliances.
White liberal perpetual college students attempt to answer questions no one asked:
A lot of angry people are wondering exactly who was among the group that pulled nearly 3,000 American flags from the ground on the campus of Middlebury College in Vermont Wednesday. A joint service project of the College Republicans and Democrats, the 2,977 flags had been placed in front of the school’s Mead Chapel in memory of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001. This photo, posted to Facebook by Young Americans for Freedom, reportedly shows a student and accomplices stuffing the uprooted flags into plastic trash bags.Wow, the arrogance and idiocy. They sure do say a lot of nothing, don't they?
The group’s leader and only Middlebury student, junior Anna Shireman-Grabowski, later identified herself as one of the five who destroyed the 9/11 memorial. She later wrote on the school’s blog that she had chosen ”to act in solidarity with my friend, an Indigenous woman and a citizen of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy who was appalled to see the burial grounds of another Indigenous nation desecrated by piercing the ground that their remains lay beneath.”
It must sting them when someone retorts:
The protesters who uprooted a 9/11 memorial display at a liberal arts college in Vermont claimed they were defending Abenaki tribal lands and taking a stand against U.S. imperialism.
The Abenaki tribe’s response? “Disgusting.”
Don Stevens, chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, said his tribe did not approve of the actions taken by five people–including one student–at Middlebury College last week.
“We didn’t know anything about this and if we had we certainly wouldn’t have sanctioned it,” he said in a statement to The Addison Independent.
The 9/11 memorial display consisted of 2,977 flags placed in a field on Middlebury’s campus. The flags represent the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The College Republicans and Democrats have cooperated to erect the display annually for years.
But this year, liberal activists uprooted all the flags on the pretext of defending the Abenaki tribe’s rights. The field is tribal land, they claimed, and Native American beliefs prohibit disturbing the earth on hallowed ground.
But Steven said there’s no evidence that the field is an Abenaki burial site. And even if it was, the flags would be a welcome presence.
“Our burial sites honor our warriors and their bravery,” said Stevens. “Putting flags in the earth to honor bravery would not be disrespectful.”
Thank you, Chief Stevens.
The level of neurotic self-hatred and animosity toward anything that doesn't resemble the left has reached a fever pitch. It's time to douse the patient in icy water.
And now, feel free to cry over this:
Baby elephant sheds tears after being removed from mother
Go ahead. I won't judge you.