Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mid-Week Post

Eight days until Halloween...

Senator Pamela Wallin claims she is the victim of a witch hunt:

Embattled Sen. Pamela Wallin claims she's the victim of a witch hunt based on "personal vendettas" by Senate colleagues.

Wallin singled out Tory senators Marjory LeBreton and Carolyn Stewart Olsen on Wednesday as her main tormentors in what she described as an ongoing "show trial" and "charade" and demanded due process.

"You all now know I was subjected to a secret investigation, an extended audit process in which details of my life and activities were leaked to the media, my reputation was attacked and I was summarily thrown out of the Conservative party," she told her Senate colleagues.

Wallin is one of a trio of senators fighting allegations they abused red chamber resources and who are appealing to their peers to reject Conservative motions to suspend them without pay and benefits.

I would suggest scapegoat. I am, in no way, excusing her but if you think she is the only politician guilty of fleecing the populace, one ought to pay more attention.

Stupid is as stupid does:

The irony of slamming nepotism while sitting beside Justin Trudeau was apparently lost on star Liberal by-election candidate Chrystia Freeland. Of course, Justin Trudeau's father was the late controversial Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Justin Trudeau's qualifications to lead the Liberals have been questioned by members of all parties.

Chrystia Freeland is the Liberal candidate for November's by-election in Toronto-Centre. She was recently appointed by Justin Trudeau as one of his chief economic advisors.

She never got a chance to ask the "non-citizens" where they were getting their anti-fracking money from:

Remember- Canada is only hurting itself by responsibly tapping into its gas and oil reserves:

Smog has choked China's northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, forcing schools and highways to shut and disrupting flights on Monday.

Nothing to see there- because of the choke-inducing smog.

Russian authorities reduce Greenpeace activists' piracy charges to mere hooliganism:

Russia's main investigative agency said Wednesday that it has dropped piracy charges against jailed Greenpeace activists, including two Canadians, and charged them instead with hooliganism.

The green pantywaists were scared enough. Russia isn't some candy-@$$ co-op beet farm where one can openly discuss genderqueer feminist literature in the context of colonial oppression in hetero-normative environments where white male patriarchy has moulded citizens into "useful" beings who have "actual skills" that don't involve shouting "Racist!" at people. If the activists' cell-mates were any indication, the Russian authorities have bigger and more inebriated fish to fry.

I'm sure this has nothing to do with culture or religion even though it has happened SO many times:

A Yemeni father has burned his 15-year-old daughter to death for keeping in touch with her fiance, police said, sparking further outrage in Yemen, where an eight-year girl died from internal bleeding on her wedding night a month ago.

And now, something completely different:

Normally dogs don't like mailmen but that cat seems to love that particular mailman!

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