Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Week: The Beginning

Last week, Senator Mike Duffy took the Senate floor to defend himself against a motion to suspend him, without pay — along with Senators Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin.

He said that Senate leadership told him it was okay to claim a Senate living allowance. He also alleged that the PMO concocted the plan to have Nigel Wright — the prime minister's former chief of staff — give him money to repay expense claims and forced him to cooperate under threat of expulsion.


Fredericton Police ordered a Sun News Network reporter to move his camera after his attempt to videotape a Native protest was blocked.

Crowds gathered in a Fredericton park Saturday to erect the traditional Native longhouse to protest exploratory shale fracking in Rexton, N.B.

Sgt. Mike Hudson told Sun News reporter Josh Skurnik to move after the protesters blocked his camera, despite Skurnik being on public property and behaving professionally.

A stellar job of showing Canadians how useless cops are. Bravo, cops.

How is a longhouse exclusive to the Mic-Mac?

Rather than continuing on this road to mutual decline, the United States and Canada should chart a new course — by joining forces.

The United States and Canada could merge into one country, or follow a European Union model that eliminates the border without merging the two governments.

(Sidebar: the EU is a joke, by the way.)

Department of Homeland Security internal documents obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) draft final regulation arranged by the Obama Administration that would lift the established ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. to work in aviation maintenance, flight operations, or to receive training and education in nuclear science. According to a House Judiciary Committee press release, "this draft final regulation could go into place without prior notice and comment." 

The original prohibition was put in place by the Reagan administration following a slew of terrorist attacks involving Libyans. Despite the attacks on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration defends lifting the ban by claiming the United States’ relationship with Libya has been “normalized.” 

I guess not.

Sad news: both Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel, and Lou Reed have passed away.


Anonymous said...

Rather than merging with the US to compete with China, maybe Canada and the US should develop better, less exploitive and one sided, trade relations with each other. With all of their other trading partners as well.

Just some out of the box thinking.

~Your Brother~

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Obama would sooner eat a bowl of wax than let that happen.

Time for the boot.