Archive for May, 2013

Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral

May 17th, 2013

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The tipster made the following claims:

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smokes crack cocaine.

• There is a video of Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, taken within the last six months.

• Rob Ford purchases his crack cocaine from a crew of Toronto drug dealers that service a veritable who’s who of A-list…Torontonians? Torontites? Anyway, a lot of prominent people in Toronto purchase and enjoy crack and powder cocaine, and they all buy it from the same folks. The same folks Ford buys it from. Ford’s longtime friend, people on his staff, his brother, a prominent hockey analyst, and more.

Blazing Cat Fur is following along – read the comments. All I have to say is, Gawker better hope that video emerges – if it exists. If it doesn’t come out, if it gets buried by the Fords, if it doesn’t really exist, they are on the hook for a major lawsuit. Six figures for a video will seem small potatoes.

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Peter Worthington (1927-2013)

May 13th, 2013

Back in 1964 my mother-in-law and father-in-law where young reporters at the Sherbrooke Record. When they got married, their wedding was given a front page picture, with a small special interest style piece on the inside. Sharing the front page was an article on the American involvement in Viet Nam. It predicted, with uncanny accuracy, the American presence growing exponentially in the region, and the difficulty the Americans would have winning Viet Nam.

worthingtonPeter Worthington understood the problem of Viet Nam right 3-4 years before those problems became obvious  to the rest of the western world. I never underestimated Peter Worthington’s ability and prescience after that. It was Worthington who was the first person I read who said Bill Clinton could be impeached over his testimony in the Paula Jones lawsuit.

Peter Worthington’s greatest claim to fame was standing in a basement parking lot in Dallas in November 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby feet from Worthington, the only reporter on the scene. If that was all he would be remembered for, it would be a life well lived. But Worthington fought in World War II and Korea, was charged by the Trudeau government under the official secrets act (charges later dropped), and, when stationed in Moscow in the heart of the cold war, he played hockey for the Canadian Embassy hockey team, wearing the number 007 and making himself a target of the opposition Russian players.

Remarkably, he never received an order of Canada, an oversight that can’t possibly be because of his conservative beliefs.

Worthington died last night, age 86, in hospital in Toronto.

More on Peter Worthington at The Sun.

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” There’s Nothing Exciting About Him… Well, Until Today…”

May 7th, 2013

The man who rescued Amanda Berry in Cleveland yesterday, Charles Ramsey, does great interview. We’re only 13 years into the 21st century, but he may have delivered the quote of it:

“Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms”

Worth noting, Charles Ramsey is a real life hero.

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… And Liars Never Dalton!

May 7th, 2013
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Words you’ve never seen used in the same sentence before: Dalton McGuinty, honesty, integrity:

I know that he (former Premier Dalton McGuinty) will answer the questions with honesty and integrity

I know there’s a first time for everything, but I’m thinking I’d not be betting the kids college money on that one.


If you haven’t already seen it, McGuinty’s testimony today is in full vomit-vision at Blazing Cat Fur.

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A Rabbi, A Conservative and a Community Outreach Officer Walk into a Bar…

May 2nd, 2013

… the community outreach officer tells the conservative bitch to shut up, or the rabbi gets it

York Regional Police threatened to remove a rabbi as one of the force’s chaplains if he hosted a controversial anti-Islamist speaker at his Thornhill synagogue.

Insp. Ricky Veerappan, of the force’s diversity, equity and inclusion bureau, confirmed he and officers from the service’s hate crimes unit met with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue on Tuesday.

They expressed concern about an upcoming talk to be given by Pamela Geller, a vocal critic of radical Islam…

pamela-gellerAs noted by Mark Steyn,:

When the York Regional Police Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau show up thwacking their truncheons against their palms and saying, “Nice little multifaith advisory committee gig you got going, Rabbi. Shame if anything were to happen to it”, a prudent man gets the message

So the paramilitary arm of the Toronto Star (with apologies to Messrs. Steyn and John O’Sullivan) gets to decide what communities deserve outreach. I would have been much happier if the story ended with Rabbi Kaplan saying, “stick your multi faith advisory committee, I’ll take my freedom over your lousy sinecure every day of the week and twice on Saturday.” However, I can’t blame a guy for flinching when he’s staring down the barrel of a bully. In lieu of the right thing happening, second best is a new location for Pamela Geller’s speech:

Toronto Zionist Centre
780 Marlee Avenue
(Lawrence just west of the Allen Expswy.)

Tickets are $20 for general admission
$36 for reserved VIP seating.
(you can purchase tickets directly from the link above).

Meanwhile, Blazing Cat Fur has an open letter from Salem Mansur:

I am a Muslim, a tenured professor in a prestigious Canadian university, the University of Western Ontario in London. I am appalled that in this day and age we continue to hear regularly how the liberal democratic tradition of Canada and the West is being systematically shredded by institutions sworn to protect it. Free speech is the most fundamental right of a free society; constrain it, strip it, shred it, and then let us not be surprised our society will be turned into a society such as one from where I fled as a young man to find freedom in the West…

Geller herself will be on The Source with Ezra Levant today.

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