Friday, May 06, 2016

For a Friday

FFRF rejects this picture because of Jesus or something.

Fires still burn in Fort McMurray.

Times of hardship and disaster bring out the good in people and the wildfires in Fort McMurray are no exception. One witnesses examples of bravery, generosity and decency.

Disaster also brings out the douchebags:

In order for this debate of the ages to be resolved, Mr Siefkin and various other adherents of this scientifically implausible theory should explain themselves face-to-face to people who have lost their homes to these fires.

Let's all have a townhall meeting about this and sort this out for once and for all.

Today in Liberal attempts to further ruin this country:

Justin Trudeau took a small army of 44 people with him for a three-day visit to Washington last March, at a cost of more than $25,000.


The Liberal government is reviewing Canada's stance on American war dodgers who have sought refuge in this country rather than fight in Iraq, Prime Minister Trudeau said Friday.

Add $25,000 for PM Trulander to bring his mum to the three-month salary of  $30,850 (princely sums of $15, 425 for Trudeau's indentured servants nannies who we still pay for).

Also, as the draft was abolished in 1973, these "war resisters" were not compelled into armed service they did not choose.

Not that it will matter to Trudeau.

Former PM Stephen Harper gave the Seaspan shipyard a $40 million contract on election day:

On the very day of its defeat last fall, the Harper government quietly awarded a $40-million "engineering" contract to the Seaspan shipyard in North Vancouver, despite having promised that the yard would prepare itself to build new ships "at no cost to Canada." 

That didn't pan out so well, did it?

Does everyone remember when they said that the proposed euthanasia laws would be only for the hardest cases?

Wheelchair-bound Joseph Arvay rolled into a parliamentary hearing on Thursday and loudly slammed the Liberal’s draft law on medically assisted dying as fatally flawed, patronizing to the disabled, unquestionably unconstitutional and, if left unchanged, bound to be repudiated by the Supreme Court of Canada.

“I think I probably know better than anybody what this case is about, what it stands for,” Arvay began. He recounted how he was the lead lawyer for the family of the late Kay Carter, the British Columbia woman at the centre of the Supreme Court’s landmark 2015 “Carter” decision allowing certain severely ill adults to arrange their deaths to end their suffering. 

The highly successful British Columbia constitutional law lawyer and his co-counsel on Carter coined the phrase “grievous and irremediable,” a crucial bit of language the high court later formally adopted to describe the medical condition a person must be experiencing to be eligible for an assisted death.
“Those were our words,” Arvay declared.

Yet when Bill C-14 was unveiled by the Liberal government in April, “grievous and irremediable” had become “grievous and incurable,” a condition appreciably different from what the court embraced in its judgment, Arvay told the Commons’ justice committee members. Another new and vague term — “reasonably foreseeable” death — surfaced in its text.

Isn't "forseeable death" applicable to everyone?

But why split hairs at all?

It has come to the point where Obama's cronies no longer hide their deception:

In Rhodes's "narrative" about the Iran deal, negotiations started when the ostensibly moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected president, providing an opening for the administration to reach out in friendship. In reality, as Samuels gets administration officials to admit, negotiations began when "hardliner" Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was still president. It was Rhodes who framed the Iran deal as a choice between peace and war, and it was Rhodes who set up a messaging unit to sell the deal that created an "echo chamber" in the press. "[Al Monitor reporter] Laura Rozen was my RSS feed," says Tanya Somanader, the 31-year-old who managed @TheIranDeal twitter feed. "She would just find everything and retweet it."

"In the spring of last year," Samuels writes:

legions of arms-control experts began popping up at think tanks and on social media, and then became key sources for hundreds of often-clueless reporters. "We created an echo chamber," [Rhodes] admitted, when I asked him to explain the onslaught of freshly minted experts cheerleading for the deal. "They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say."

When I suggested that all this dark metafictional play seemed a bit removed from rational debate over America's future role in the world, Rhodes nodded. "In the absence of rational discourse, we are going to discourse the [expletive] out of this," he said. "We had test drives to know who was going to be able to carry our message effectively, and how to use outside groups like Ploughshares, the Iran Project and whomever else. So we knew the tactics that worked." He is proud of the way he sold the Iran deal. "We drove them crazy," he said of the deal's opponents.

A deal which enabled the mad theocratic state of Iran to carry on making nuclear weapons was only a matter of hood-winking.

The American public is a bunch of suckers.

Case in point:

President Obama scolded the media on Friday over its coverage of Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign, entreating reporters to skip “the spectacle and the circus” of the 2016 race.

He urged reporters to instead dig into the candidates’ positions on the economy and the military. As if on cue, he was then asked about the bombastic entrepreneur’s tweet about a taco bowl.

(Sidebar: oh, the way you weren't, Barry? Is that question above your pay grade, Barry? Why did you pardon fifty-eight drug dealers, Barry?)

... says the showman who golfed after an American is beheaded and who partied with Bouncy and PM Trulander, two among the many vacuous celebrities who dine well while everyone else struggles.

 A sixteen year-old girl is burned to death for helping a couple elope:

Pakistani police on Thursday arrested 15 members of a tribal council accused of ordering the burning alive of a young girl for helping a couple to elope in a so-called "honour killing", police said.

The 16-year-old girl was set on fire last week in the town of Donga Gali, about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of the capital, Islamabad, on the orders of the council, said district police chief Saeed Wazir.

Police said the honour killing was ordered as punishment for what the council deemed irreparable damage to the village's reputation. The couple appeared to have escaped.

The girl's mother and brother were also arrested, Wazir said, as they were present during the meeting and allegedly agreed to the sentence.

There are no words to describe how disgusting these people are.

And now, forget the expensive car repairs. Just do it yourself:

car repairs 

(Merci to all)

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