For this glorious Saint Patrick's Day!
I don't know why one would apologise for telling niqab-wearing women to go back to countries where not wearing these woman-covering garments would get one a face full of acid but whatever:
Larry Miller, the MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is facing significant backlash and accusations of racism from comments he made Monday on a local riding radio station about the ongoing niqab debate, and he quickly retracted (some of) his statements Tuesday morning.
People who go out of their way never to acclimatise or assimilate to Canadian life don't want to be Canadian but they do want to be in Canada. It must have something to do with running water, plumbing, First World medicine and less head-chopping.
Look- if the police are far too busy with fraud or lying about seized weapons or even giving a premier of a corrupt government time to formulate complete prison-saving pig crap, it stands to reason that the aforementioned police don't care about the safety of the very people who pay their salaries:
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has called Prime Minister Stephen Harper irresponsible for encouraging people to arm themselves if they live too far from a police station.
Mulcair was referring to comments Harper recently made in Saskatoon where he was questioned at a meeting of rural municipal leaders about the government's priorities in dealing with firearms.
"It's a tool that many people use in their lives, obviously in their livelihoods," the prime minister told the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
"My wife's from a rural area, gun ownership wasn't just for the farm, it was also for a certain level of security when you're ways away from police, immediate police assistance.
"But also it's something people use for recreation and the vast, vast majority do so safely and, as you know, in many parts of the country, (it's) an important business."
In Montreal on Tuesday, Mulcair accused Harper of "using the firearms dossier to divide Canadians."
"This time it's an attempt to divide the rural world from the world that lives in cities," he said.
The NDP leader added he was "quite astonished" to hear the prime minister tell people to use their own weapons to protect themselves.
Yes, God forbid that law-abiding people who have some proficiency using guns ever use them in a state of need.
And this is why the NDP will never lead the country.
Is it Netanyahu?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Twitter, claimed a "great victory" in Israel's election on Tuesday, after exit polls showed his right-wing Likud party even with its main opponent, the center-left Zionist Union.
More bellicosity from Putin:
More than 45,000 Russian troops as well as war planes and submarines started military exercises across much of the country on Monday in one of the Kremlin's biggest shows of force since its ties with the West plunged to Cold War-lows.
President Vladimir Putin called the Navy's Northern Fleet to full combat readiness in exercises in Russia's Arctic North apparently aimed at dwarfing military drills in neighboring Norway, a NATO member.
"New challenges and threats to military security require the armed forces to further boost their military capabilities. Special attention must be paid to newly created strategic formations in the north," Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said, quoted by RIA news agency.
Shoigu said the order came from Putin, who has promised to spend more than 21 trillion rubles ($340 billion) by the end of the decade to overhaul Russia's fighting forces.
When one is attempting (poorly) to hide one's involvement in the invasion of Ukraine and pretending that sanctions aren't really hurting the economy, one is not helping one's cause by pushing for more war.
Ladies and gentlemen, Tommy Makem.