Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Mid-Week Post

Your Venn diagram of the work-week and week-end....

Racism is alright when some people do it:

On Feb. 9, Yusra Khogali tweeted, "Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz plz plz," according to Newstalk 1010.

The tweet has since been deleted. Khogali did not respond to requests for comment from CBC News. Sandy Hudson, another founder of the group, told CBC News she would not comment on the deleted tweet.

Premier Kathleen Wynne, who met with members of the group on Monday, said she can't speak to the actions of one individual.

"I have no idea what the connection between a random tweet from one person — the connection between that and the position of the group," she said. "My hope would be that what that young woman tweeted has nothing to do with the position of the group as a whole."

(Sidebar: that's funny, Kathleen, because the police had chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive units out to your home because this merry band of racists upset your girlfriend.)

The Quebec Human Rights Commission has dismissed a complaint of racial discrimination against the Société de transport de Montréal and Montreal police stemming from a 2012 incident in which a 12-year-old black girl was forcibly removed from a city bus by police after an encounter with a bus driver.

The incident began outside Lauren Hill Academy in St-Laurent when Michaëlla Bassey, now 16, asked the bus driver in English when the No. 16 bus would be leaving.

He replied in French to see the schedule posted at the bus stop. Due to dyslexia and other intellectual disabilities, Michaëlla was unable to decipher the bus schedule herself.

Because this is 2016 where kangaroo courts can flourish, francophone oligarchy can screw over English-speakers and the "prime minister" says one thing to English Canada and something else to French Canada.

Just like daddy:

The Trudeau government began swimming against the tide of recent history Wednesday as it embarked on a long-awaited review on the future of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Pierre Trudeau didn't just alienate Canada's allies but also befriended dictators and implemented measures that secured neither peace nor truce. He reduced an emerging second player on the world stage to nothing by gutting the military.

Your dad has been in hell for sixteen years, Justin. There is no need to impress him.

Because Liberals:

The federal budget watchdog says the Liberals' inaugural fiscal plan was less transparent than those of past governments, making it tougher for people to assess the state of the public books.


"The budget will balance itself."

In New Brunswick, where people refused hydraulic fracturing and Syrian migrants are coming in by the plane load, one in five children go hungry:

More than one in five children in New Brunswick live in households struggling to put food on the table, according to a new report by a University of Toronto research team.

(Sidebar: that is if you buy what constitutes lunch and who pays for it.)

You knew what you were doing, new Brunswick.

Well, this must be embarrassing:

The woman who said she was gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity house and was the centrepiece of a now-retracted Rolling Stone article must answer attorneys’ questions in a defamation lawsuit, a federal judge ruled.

Habeus corpus, since its inception in the Magna Carta, was revolutionary. It required due process of the law, not blind accusations from some attention-seeker.

But fantasy drives most people these days.

Also: former Alaska governor Sarah Palin decides to sue some rapper blob who wouldn't shut her fool mouth.

Good for her.

Quite frankly, I don't know how Sarah Palin could be so patient.

Some people can't help but be Richards (diminutive form):

God works in mysterious ways, butt-hole.

Now, go kill a kitten or something.

And now, the lighter and more fascinating side of life...

Curious George loves his animal friends:

An unsung hero whose war efforts consisted of deciphering vital messages on the front:

As part of an elite unit of decoders, Patricia Barry spent most of the Second World War deciphering messages from spies operating in France, Belgium, Norway, Poland and other parts of Nazi-occupied Europe. Mrs. Barry, who has died in Port Credit, Ont., at the age of 94, belonged to a group nicknamed “the indecipherables,” which meant they read garbled messages from agents who had either forgotten the secret code or were so nervous about being caught that they made errors, rendering their messages all but impossible to read.

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Merle Haggard.

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