Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mid-Week Post

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is ruining Ontario but what else is new?

Kathleen Wynne went to Washington and gave a speech. Right off the bat she started attacking have-provinces and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Keystone XL pipeline doesn't even  have anything to do with Ontario.

The worst part? She actually said she doesn't care about the economy.

Is this her way of saying she's given up on Ontario's economy?

Thank Ontario Liberal voters for helping to ruin Ontario. If there is anyone who deserves to have their power go out and no heat in the middle of January, it's them.

Hillary Clinton bravely runs away from the popular press:

However, Clinton apparently wasn't willing to take questions from reporters who were not members of the group. After the event, Business Insider attempted to ask Clinton for her thoughts on Secretary of State John Kerry's comments warning Israel could become an "apartheid" state. She said she had a "deal" not to take questions. 

"I'm not answering questions. That was the deal that I made, I'm sorry," Clinton said.

As part of the rollout, Clinton is appearing at events, holding book signings, and giving interviews to broadcast networks and major radio stations. However, media access was also limited at Clinton's first book signing Wednesday, which led to griping among reporters that some termed a "media mutiny."

Business Insider reached out to Team Clinton Thursday to ask whether they made deals to restrict media appearances at events and whether or not Clinton had an event with open press access or a media briefing on her schedule. Spokespeople for Clinton did not respond to multiple requests for comment. 

I've never felt that Clinton ever had a chance to be president and now, given the Clinton Foundation scandal and that she knew damn well that al Qaeda had organised the Benghazi embassy attack, she may be sunk for good.

This must be embarrassing:

MORE is the rebranded Missouri branch of the former Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) which filed for bankruptcy in late 2010. That ACORN state chapter reconstituted itself in December 2009 as MORE under orders from ACORN’s national headquarters. President Obama used to work for ACORN and he represented it in court as a lawyer.

The unpaid rent-a-mob operatives complain that MORE stiffed them the same way ACORN did to hired protesters throughout its 40 years of radical left-wing rabble-rousing. The ACORN network’s leadership was always predominantly white while its foot soldiers were mostly non-white, a fact that caused tension within the criminal community organizing outfit.

 As always, follow the money.

Oh, dear. How embarrassing for Putin:

The groom is approaching 50, a silverhaired boss in the Chechen strongman's feared police force. The bride is 17, a shy beauty reportedly devastated at the idea of wedding a man nearly three times her age.

Many Russians expressed outrage over the nuptials, causing a firestorm in the media and putting Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov - a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin - on the defensive. 
The wedding went forward over the weekend anyway, the bride deathly pale and her voice barely audible as she agreed to marry Nazhud Guchigov, who reportedly was taking her as his second wife as allowed by Islamic, but not Russian, law.

Kadyrov's chief of staff played the best man, clutching the bride by the elbow to control her every step, and Kadyrov himself danced a folk dance at the wedding reception.

The scandal comes amid a tug of war between Kadyrov and Russian federal law enforcement, which escalated after the slaying of charismatic Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Kadyrov's defiance in shielding Chechen suspects in the killing has aggravated longstanding tensions between him and Russian security agencies. That creates a headache for Putin, left with the delicate task of moderating the conflict to avoid destabilizing the region. The tensions are unlikely to spark open hostilities or lead to Kadyrov's removal. But they reflect an apparent effort by the Kremlin to cut the 38-year-old Chechen leader down to size and make him obey the rules - even as Putin continues to stand by Kadyrov.

 And he thought he could control Kadyrov.

And now,  a sad tale has a happy ending:

Two weeks ago, David and Brenda Tapley were killed when a tornado hit their home in Van, Texas.

A 14-year-old neighbour found the couple in their collapsed home the next morning. David Tapley, a retired police officer, had one arm stretched towards his wife, his other wrapped around their beloved dog.

The dog, an eight-year-old Great White Pyrenees, was still alive.

The dog was taken to Nicholas’ Pet Haven where she quickly found a new home with Michelle Shockley, a zoo supervisor and shelter volunteer who helped with the dog’s rescue.

“I was sitting in the back of the pick-up and she came out on my lap,” Shockley recalled. “She was just exhausted and very traumatized.”

She decided that day to adopt the dog.

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