Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I remember when the media held the president responsible for high gas prices and that's all you heard about, now? Just the sweet sound of crickets, so I guess we are down to post it notes, sharpies and pissed off voters to get the truth out there.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
via HotAir Well, to be fair, the Toronto police did find a gun in Jessie Sansone’s house after they arrested, strip-searched, and held him for hours, after which they pressured him to retroactively consent to their ransacking his house without a warrant. It was a toy gun.
Jessie Sansone and his family are reeling after he was arrested and strip searched by police after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in her Kitchener, Ont., kindergarten class.
The 26-year-old father of four said Saturday the sketch was supposed to be him, getting the bad guys and monsters.
The school must have thought differently, as after Nevaeh drew it Wednesday, the school contacted Family and Children’s Services and they called police.
Waterloo Police met Sansone at the school when he tried to pick up his kids he was told he was charged with possession of a firearm. He was then handcuffed and put him in one of the several squad cars waiting outside, he said.
But hey, this is for the children, right? So this doesn’t matter at all:
While Sansone was being strip searched at the police station: told to disrobe, lift his testicles and bend over, his wife was home with their 15-month-old daughter.
“They came to my house, told my wife that I had been charged with possession of firearms, that she would have to come with them, and that Sundae (their infant daughter) would have to go with the social worker,” said Sansone. Stephanie called her Mom who rushed over to take Sundae instead. …
Sansone said police searched his house and found a plastic toy gun that shoots foam darts.
Just remember — the Nanny State will give you “rights” only when it pleases them to do so. When it suspects you may have committed a random act of freedom, they’ll toss any government-granted rights out the window in order to Protect the Children®. God help you if you’re stockpiling Nerf guns and your daughter has a creative streak in class.
Sounds like a family that may be choosing to home-school in the future, eh?
Friday, February 24, 2012
Every republican candidate out there keeps getting questioned over and over by the media about gay marriage. I think the next time they get asked about anything gay rights related they should say "I get that gay rights are important to a lot of people but with a record high deficit, 3 wars, unemployment over 9% and gas prices projected to be over 5 bucks a gallon by memorial day, I think we have bigger rainbow trout to fry, next question".
Sunday, February 12, 2012
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Friday, February 10, 2012
Mr. Stephen Moore from The Wall Street Journal decided to do a fairness quiz on the current guy living in the White House and no, calling it the White House isn't racist... Wait I am a republican, so yes it is. Anyway back to the quiz, do you think President Obama passed the quiz? Pencils up... You decide.
"President Obama has frequently justified his policies—and judged their outcomes—in terms of equity, justice and fairness. That raises an obvious question: How does our existing system—and his own policy record—stack up according to those criteria?
Is it fair that the richest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, and the richest 10% pay two-thirds of the tax?
Is it fair that the richest 10% of Americans shoulder a higher share of their country's income-tax burden than do the richest 10% in every other industrialized nation, including socialist Sweden?
Is it fair that American corporations pay the highest statutory corporate tax rate of all other industrialized nations but Japan, which cuts its rate on April 1?"
The other day I saw a giant ad for Anthem Blue Cross proudly stating that annual exams would now be FREE.
Wow, looks like the "perks" of Obamacare are seemingly endless, yet weirdly, those "free" exams coincided with a nice little premium increase.
And now for the "accommodation" on that testy little contraception/religious coverage deal. So, while the religious institutions are being granted a waiver from providing the coverage, their insurance companies have to offer coverage for .... wait for it, wait for it .... FREE.
"My tax dollars are paying for your health care, you might want to do a sit up every once and a while." - Jack Donaghy
Thursday, February 9, 2012
In this story, America is the Costa Concordia, and whoever said no to the XL Pipeline is Francesco Schettino. Gots to love me some $3.98 a gallon gas!!! Oh yes.
via HotAir Last month we discussed the rather alarming news that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was planning a trip to China to discuss possible natural resources deals with the economic superpower. It seemed no coincidence that the trip was announced close on the heels of Barack Obama’s decision to kick the can down the road on the Keystone XL pipeline yet again. But at that time, I retained some hope that perhaps this was just a warning siren to Obama which would remind him that Canada had plenty of other options should we decide not to do business with them.
Apparently Harper hasn’t cared much for what he’s been hearing out of Washington and found a very willing ear across the Pacific because it seems that some deals have been struck already.
China and Canada declared Thursday that bilateral relations have reached “a new level” following a series of multibillion-dollar trade and business agreements to ship additional Canadian petroleum, uranium and other products to the Asian superpower.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Chinese leadership said Thursday the economic co-operation agreements — and billions of dollars in new private-sector deals — signed by the two countries over the past few days are unprecedented and will open the door to additional trade and investment.
Harper announced Thursday, following meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, that the countries have struck an agreement that will allow Canadian uranium companies to “substantially increase exports to China.”
“We expect to see similar success stories in Canadian energy exports to China, once infrastructure is in place.”
Harper has said building pipelines to the West Coast — such as the proposed Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline and a separate one for liquefied natural gas — is a national priority as Canada looks to ship its vast resources to Asia.
This just gets better and better, doesn’t it? Not only do we have to keep an eye on the Canadians building a shorter pipeline to their western coast to ship all of their oil overseas, but now they’re going to aggressively up the ante on delivering uranium to the Chinese. Oh, I know… you probably think I’m being an old worry wort, right? I mean, China would only use the fuel for peaceful, energy production purposes and would never “lose track” of any of it, right?
Yet again we see that elections matter, and decisions coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. can have both immediate and long term effects not only here at home, but across the oceans as well. Harper’s deals wont be finalized until the Canadian legislature approves them, but they would be foolish indeed to turn it down with no assurances of a market in the U.S. There was never any doubt that Canada would pursue their own best economic and national interests and find a buyer for their resources. It was only a question of who would strike the right deal. And – again – I do not place any blame on Harper for this. He has to look out for Canada’s interests first, not ours. The fault here lies with the White House for playing politics with such a critical issue.