Tuesday, April 19, 2016

On a Tuesday

It's one of those days....

Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland was no more attacked than Justin Trudeau didn't fake erudition he clearly never had or that so-called refugee children didn't choke one of their classmates in an article that disappeared almost as soon as it was printed:

Opposition Conservatives say it was out of line for the international trade minister and a staff member to spend nearly $20,000 to stop in Los Angeles on the way back from an APEC summit in the Philippines.
Guests are scheduled to appear. They do not just pop on as the article seems to indicate. Miss Freeland's tour (and her embarrassing turn on Bill Maher's show) was an expensive and fruitless one. The Tories' charge that she overspent was, therefore, valid.

Oh, popular press! When will you ever learn?

Also: this pansy is makes one feel that any catastrophe directly affecting sad liberals like him is a long time coming:

That’s been pretty easy—until now. Despite his political pedigree, commendable commitment to gender parity, and formidable core strength, Canada—while affluent and successful—usually isn’t a major force in global macroeconomics. But Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is turning Canada into a testing ground for a kind of economic policy that the world now desperately needs.


The Trudeau government inherited a surplus before plunging federal finances deep into red ink, says a new report from the parliamentary budget watchdog that also concludes the Liberals are inflating by billions of dollars the projected size of their deficits in the coming years.

One knows it's bad when even former Prime Minister Mulroney points out one's failings:

“Prime Ministers are not chosen to seek popularity. They are chosen to provide leadership. There are times when voters must be told not what they want to hear but what they have to know … This is precisely such a time.”

But... but... children washed up on beaches!

CBC News has learned about a troubling aspect of the drive to bring Syrians to Canada: professional immigration consultants, in partnership with some refugee sponsorship groups, are charging refugees thousands of dollars in arrangements that critics say are unethical and violate federal rules on sponsorship.

(Sidebar: let it be forever known that the CBC helped sell corpses as bloated as it.)

Whenever there is an industry to mine, liberals will be there, rest assured.

Die, you say?

Well, Fidel, hell waits for you:

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech on Tuesday to the Communist Party he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he would soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive.

A lawsuit may win against an activist who claimed that Whole Food sold him an offensive cake:

Whole Foods on Tuesday said it has investigated and said the man, Jordan Brown, made fraudulent claims and would take legal action.
“After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown’s claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney,” the company said in the statement…
“We stand behind our bakery team member, who is part of the LGBTQ community, and we appreciate the team members and shoppers who recognize that this claim is completely false and directly contradicts Whole Foods Market’s inclusive culture, which celebrates diversity,” the company said.

 What is it with these guys and cakes?

Did you hear that? Abortion pills are as trouble-free as miscarriages!

The two-step drug regimen, to be sold in Canada under the unwieldy name Mifegymiso, pairs one drug, mifepristone with a second, misoprostol. When used within 49 days of pregnancy, the combination induces an abortion similar to a natural miscarriage.

Women will pay for their abortions in other ways further down the road.

(SEE: graying population, miscarriages, early labour)

Karla Homolka spotted in Quebec and fear ensures:

The New Frontiers School Board is trying to reassure parents of children that attend Centennial Park Elementary School after rumours that Karla Homolka’s children attend the institution spread like wildfire on social networks.

According to a press release issued by the school board, several parents in Ch√Ęteauguay were approached by a reporter over the weekend who asked them if they knew Homolka lived in the neighbourhood.

Posts published to Facebook quickly sparked discussions among community members regarding the potential safety of children at Centennial Park Elementary School. A woman told Global News she sees Homolka, who reportedly now goes by the name of Leanne Bordelais, drop off her children in the morning.

The rumours were neither confirmed nor denied by the school board but said school board officials have taken the issue to the Ch√Ęteauguay police.

Remember - an unelected judge gave her a lenient sentence.

Donald Trump wins in New York:

 Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in the Republican contest and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination.

God help us.

And now, a duck gets a chance to waddle again:

Life wasn’t going too swimmingly for Philip the duck, who lost both of his feet to frostbite. However, thanks to a 3D printer and a thoughtful teacher in Wisconsin, Philip has a brand-new set of webbed prosthetics—and a second chance at life ...

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