Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mid-Week Post

Stay warm, Earth.

Justin Trudeau's surprise eviction of unelected Liberal senators from the caucus could be:

(a) an attempt to appear to clean house, thereby looking good to less keen-eyed voters
(b) a swivel stand against the Senate he does not want to get rid of or reform 
(c) a pre-emptive move before an audit 
(d) all of the above

Related: observe the Fils' incomprehensible arrogance toward the non-softball Sun's Daniel Prousalidis (watch at the 9:23 mark)

Just... wow.

In other news, Obama delivered his mandated total bullcrap to the American public on the off-chance that all of them don't know any better.

Quick highlights of his smarmy bullsh--: Americans have stopped looking for jobs and Obamacare has been one of the greatest job-killers out there; if you like your plan, you're out of luck; raising the minimum wage in a depressed economy (which Obama depressed and the American electorate helped with that by voting for him) is so not a good idea; Solyndraaaaaaaaaa; did Obama forget how Putin pulled his fat out of the fire in Syria? Did he now?; did everyone forget how Obama planned to meet Iran without pre-conditions and then let Iran further enrich uranium and then planned to veto further sanctions against this mad, theocratic state?

This guy is such a joke.

Also: in October 2012, former regional security officer, Eric Nordstrom, testified that Charlene Lamb, then deputy assistant secretary for international programs, refused requested for extra security at the American embassy in Benghazi because she wanted to keep the number of security personnel "artificially low". She is now rumoured to be stationed in Ottawa:

A disgraced state department official who oversaw security decisions at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi at the time of a deadly terrorist attack may be posted to Canada, according to a report.

Charlene Lamb was among four state department security officials disciplined following a scathing review into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in the attack.

Lamb was placed on administrative leave from her position as deputy assistant secretary for international programs in December 2012 after a sharply critical independent inquiry into the attacks.

The inquiry cited several problems, noting "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the state department resulted in a special mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place."

A House committee probe also cited her for failing to bolster safeguards at the Benghazi mission and rebuffing calls from subordinates to improve security staffing in the run-up to the deadly attack.

Rumours of Lamb's possible new position as a regional security officer to Canada come from Special Operations Forces Report, an online news source for military and former special operative soldiers.

Canada has a legal system, not a justice system:

A woman who tossed three of her newborns into the garbage has been given 18 more months in jail and faces three years of probation.

Meredith Borowiec gave birth in 2008 and 2009, but the babies' bodies have never been found. A third infant born in 2010 survived when the baby's father, not knowing it was his child, helped pull the newborn out of a neighbourhood trash bin after a passerby heard cries.

Borowiec, 32, was convicted on two counts of infanticide and one count of aggravated assault.

This woman doesn't belong in civilised society. Also, we should elect our judges. Anyone who dumps THREE kids in garbage cans isn't remorseful and an elected judge would know that.

The devil A cold front moved down to Georgia:

Tuesday morning, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed promised the hub of the South that City Hall was “ready for the snow.”

That turned out to have been serious hubris, as the city whose phoenix symbol rises from the fire saw two inches of snow and ice turn into a nightmare gridlock that stranded motorists in sub-zero weather for more than 18 hours and left school children having to spend nights in school buses alongside interstate highways.

 (Sidebar: three inches?)

Very important: "The Arena" is airing an entire episode on North Korea tomorrow night. Check local listings and do watch.

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