Archive for October, 2006
Poppy-selling kids kicked out of Regina mall
The Royal Canadian Legion says it’s disappointed that children selling Remembrance Day poppies were asked to leave a Regina mall on Saturday.
The Army, Navy and Air Force Cadets were selling poppies at Southland Mall as they have also done at various other places around the city in recent days.
Security guards told them they needed permission to be there, then told them they would have to go. More @ CBC
If the NDP and criminologists are against it, it must be a good idea. I see that opponents of this bill are trumpeting the unconstitutional argument already. A little too early for that I think. I really like the reverse onus portion of the bill myself.
Feds move against repeat offenders
Three-time offenders to face indefinite jail time under new bill
Justice Minister Vic Toews, saying he needs to protect law-abiding citizens from sexual predators and violent thugs, has brought in legislation to make it easier to lock them up and throw away the key.
But almost as soon as he tabled the bill Tuesday, his opponents accused him of playing politics with the law, undermining the Charter of Rights and pandering to mob rule.
At issue are proposed amendments to the Criminal Code that aim to crack down on three-time sexual and violent offenders by threatening them with the prospect of indefinite jail terms.
“We need this bill in order to ensure that Canadians are protected,” said Toews, who went on to identify “multiple child molesters and other serious offenders” as his chief targets. More @ National Post
As Steve over at Angry In The Great White North reminds us that just last Christmas during the election campaign Jack Layton was talking tough on crime in order to win seats. Now that the rubber is hitting the road he is coming down with a strange stomach disease. NO GUTS.
I’d like to know what this asshole’s current citizenship status might be. And the rest of his family of course.
Canadian Muslim part of Somalia’s new ruling hardline Muslim group
Many Westerners still believe that the global jihad will founder in the face of the many lures and pleasures of the contemporary relativist materialism that comes from the West. Here is more evidence that that isn’t so: a man who forsook Canada in order to live amid the danger and poverty of Somalia, dedicating his life to bringing Islamic law there. “Canadian among Islamists: Toronto man ‘key player’ with group in Somalia,” by Stewart Bell in the National Post, with thanks to Jeffrey Imm: More @ Jihad Watch
Typical of the left.
Bono, Preacher on Poverty, Tarnishes Halo With Irish Tax Move
Bono, the rock star and campaigner against Third World debt, is asking the Irish government to contribute more to Africa. At the same time, he’s reducing tax payments that could help fund that aid.
After Ireland said it would scrap a break that lets musicians and artists avoid paying taxes on royalties, Bono and his U2 bandmates earlier this year moved their music publishing company to the Netherlands. The Dublin group, which Forbes estimates earned $110 million in 2005, will pay about 5 percent tax on their royalties, less than half the Irish rate.
“Among the wealthiest people I suppose it’s the norm,” Jill Cassidy, 23, said on South King Street near a plaque marking the site of Dublin’s Dandelion market, where U2 played some of its earliest concerts. “In U2′s position, it does come across as quite hypocritical.” More @ Bloomberg.com
CBGB sounds its final note
CBGB, the legendary rock club long associated with the bands that spawned the punk-rock music scene, closed its doors early Monday morning after a farewell performance featuring poet-musician Patti Smith.
The closing brought the demise of a New York institution after 33 years.
Accompanied by her longtime band members, Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty and Tony Shanahan, Smith belted out band favorites and cover songs from the Rolling Stones, The Who, Blondie, Lou Reed and the Yardbirds.
The club, which has a capacity of 350 people, was easily packed with at least 500 faithful fans. More @ CNN
Rolling Stones doing some Howlin Wolf
Howlin Wolf doing himself.
Announcement of Glorious Nuclear Achievement to Gangster Stooges of Blogosphere
In the back yard of scientific researchings behind the Great Storage Shed of the People, Iowahawk scientists successfully conducted above-ground nuclear missile test explosions under secure and many malt liquor conditions on early hours of October 10, 2006, at a stirring time when alarm clocks of the neighborhood have yet to clangle. To the impotent yappings of the neighboring gangster devils, Iowahawk responds: howl away, bourgeois traitors of Lakewood Mobile Home Court! Your pitious lamentations and cowardly 911-callings will never stop Iowahawk from the great leap forward into great and powerful prosperity, using his mighty quiver of nuclear-tipped cherry bombs and fully-fissionable bottle rockets for peaceful unity purposes! The rest @ Iowahawk