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Make Me Gag

June 30, 2010 @ 08:34

Detainees gather to heal.

"Let the healing begin. That was the theme of a healing circle at Christie Pits Park Tuesday night when a group of about 150 people -- many arrested during weekend protests -- compared notes over vegan chili. They formed circles, held hands and drew pictures of their experiences."

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This Says It All

June 29, 2010 @ 18:32

Borrowed From .. although it should be noted, Black Bloc is not a noun. It's a tactic.

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Comments We Like - Mike Stafford

June 29, 2010 @ 16:12


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More Of What Cops Have To Put Up With - Assholes

June 29, 2010 @ 12:32

The guy in the video is the same guy in this picture. Funny thing is, some published reports have actually given this asshole credit for trying to put out the cop car fire.
Of course this was before the real story was revealed in the video.

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A New Low

June 29, 2010 @ 07:58

From time to time I've written about the biggest problem facing today's youth in Canada. It's called bubble-wrapping.

The current generation of young parents in this country is so protective of their little darlings that they're on the verge of destroying the next generation.

It's unbelievable. In the eyes of some parents (too many), their off-spring can't do anything wrong and they must be defended at all costs.

If they're struggling at school, it's the teachers fault. If they're having trouble socializing, they're being bullied. If they misbehave, they must need Ritalin. It's too freakin' much.

It seems more and more the definition of parenting means blaming someone else for the actions and shortcomings of their precious little babies.

I know several teachers and its downright shocking to hear what they have to put up with today. If kid is disciplined there has to be a national inquiry. If a kid is dealt with firmly, the teacher ends up apologizing. If a parent complains, the teacher is hung out to dry.
But worst of all, kids can't fail today. We're so protective of their fragile little psyches that they must be pushed through regardless of performance.

It's creating a generation of jelly fish.

The latest example blows my mind. Two sets of parents are suing the Greater Toronto Hockey League because their little angels were cut from a midget team.

Wow. When I was growing up I got cut from a few hockey teams, but all it did was give me a good life lesson while making me try harder the next time. Hockey teams can only sign 20 or so kids, so if 30 or 35 try out, somebody has to be cut.

I would think if you didn't want your sweet little bundle from heaven to be humiliated by getting the chop, you shouldn't have tried out in the first place.

Here's a segment from the lawsuit filed by hockey dads Vito Valela and David Longo.

"The direct actions of the GTHL and Avalanche Minor Sports have caused irreparable psychological damage to Daniel Longo's self esteem as an impressionable teenager and demoralized Daniel as an athlete and team hockey player with his peers," the Longo statement of claim reads. "The conduct by all defendants destroyed the dignity of my son, whom in good conscience gave his team nothing but his best efforts."

Valela's statement of claim states: "When Christopher was advised of his termination by my wife and I, he vowed never to play the game he loved since childhood. And, morevoer, his misguided group of defendants demoralized my wife and I, whom had gone well beyond the call of duty as parents in support of the Toronto Avalanche hockey team for two seasons."

This takes the cake. Now you can't even cut a kid from a hockey team. It's totally discretionary for the coach, but it turns into a court battle?

Pretty soon, nobody will want to coach.

The kids are 15; I can only hope the actions of their parents have left them humiliated and embarrassed. If not, I guess they're a lost cause.

Just another couple of kids whose parents have turned them into wimps

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Let It Go Assholes

June 28, 2010 @ 18:55

Hundreds rally outside Police Headquarters.

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More Of What Cops Have To Put Up With - Assholes

June 28, 2010 @ 17:21

I especially enjoy the line "we're not doin' nuthin." The dancing in the background is pretty cool too!

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Two Flags Or None

June 27, 2010 @ 22:32

I noticed Neighbour John putting small Canadian flags all along his fence yesterday so I went outside to see what he had planned. I thought maybe he was going to have a Canada Day party this week.

Nope. John wanted to look at the Canadian flag in his backyard because he's bloody sick and tired of looking at every other flag of the world on cars all over the city.

And so am I.

John and I huddled for our own G-2 Summit and came up with a resolution based on something I wrote a couple of weeks ago. No one should fly the flag of another country under any circumstance unless the Canadian flag flies along side it.

It should apply to flag poles, banners and even those goofy little car flags that you see everywhere.

Of course this should go without saying, but that's not the way it works. It's a case of simple respect, but we don't encourage such things in Canada.

To the credit of a few I have seen some cars with double flags. I saw a guy with a Brazilian flag on one side of his car yesterday, and a Canadian flag on the other. I wanted to pull a U-turn and go shake his hand.

I really think it would be nice if all the people who are so wound up over a stupid soccer tournament that features their homeland, would at least have enough decency to fly the flag of their chosen land.

Fat chance.

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Toronto Cops Are Tops

June 27, 2010 @ 08:46

First of all let me say this, holding the G-20 Summit in Toronto was a horrible idea and I'm not saying this in retrospect, I wrote about it more than a week ago.

It cost one billion dollars to host this horrific waste of time and the costs have mounted thanks to the actions of a few hundred despicable thugs who probably had no idea what they were protesting - but more on that later.

Many times over the past few years I've referred to our Prime Minister as the "rational man" and now I regret it for this decision alone.

I still maintain that Stephen Harper has been a good Prime Minister for this country, and that most of his decisions have been sensible, measured, well thought out and yes, rational.

But choosing to have the G-20 in Toronto, at a cost of one billion dollars, was a terrible decision and it has nothing to do with the violence. It has everything to with the cost and the return on that cost.

Nobody is going to tell me that anything accomplished during this bullshit shindig will come anywhere close to be worth one billion dollars. Add up the time that these guys will actually sit in a room and talk, and it probably doesn't reach a regular work day of eight hours.

These things involve nothing more than red carpets, handshaking and a whole lot of posturing. Any claims that any of leaders make on accomplishments will be a flat out lie.

What bothers me is that I know that and you know that, and of course the Prime Minister knows that. But he went ahead with this at an unbelievable cost while having total disregard for the inevitable peripheral costs that happened on the streets of downtown Toronto last night.

I agree that you can't be intimidated by creeps and thugs and you can't let them prevent you from sticking to your plan, but the plan has to be worth it. Going in the Prime Minister knew these summits are useless, he knew the one billion dollar price tag was way beyond reason and he knew that every creep on the planet would come out of the wood work and probably cause damage.

But he went ahead with it, and his bad decision was highlighted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy who said France will host next years summit for one tenth the cost.

There was absolutely no need for this. If the Prime Minister was so hung up on hosting the Summit it could have been held at CFB Trenton, or they could have taken a fraction of the money used in Toronto and built a compound in Northern Saskatchewan, because remember, its not supposed to be about extravagant dinners and satin sheets, it's supposed to be about accomplishment. Yea right. Give me a goddamn break.

Hell, they could have set a fine example of restraint on the heels of a world economic crisis by tele-conferencing this joke.

Having said all that, let me now address the scumbag lowlife creatures that ran through the streets of Toronto yesterday.

If I could, I'd love to interview every one of these underachieving, jealous of achievement weasels and I'd ask them two questions.

First of all, explain exactly what you're protesting and touch on a few of the issues. I know what kind of answers I'd get.

And of those who could actually offer something I'd ask what they had done in the past week or two to support their cause. And what do they plan on doing in the near future to support that cause. I know what answers I'd get.

I'm sure some will argue that they were protesting the large police presence on the streets, and their inability to roam the city freely.

Cry me a fuckin' river. The cops had to be there because of people like you. Figure it out!

It's too bad what happened yesterday, it was a blemish on a city that didn't deserve it let alone ask for it. There were so many peaceful and obedient groups that had their message stifled yesterday by a bunch of non-conformists who could give two shits about the G-20 Summit, it was simply an excuse to exercise their frustration through lack of self worth.

Blame the man. Smash a bank window. Go after a corporation like Starbucks. Take a stand, and then go cash your pogey check before going home to your subsidized apartment.

Lash out at the establishment, and then tomorrow enjoy everything the establishment has provided.

You pathetic assholes.

Meanwhile, hats off to the Toronto Police Department and the various other police services for showing great restraint and sensible reaction to yesterday's violence. I'm sure it was tempting crack a few skulls while taking verbal and physical abuse from societies lowest form of life.

There is so much irony in this. The lizards who would be the first to scream police brutality are also the first ones to pick up rocks and throw them at cops... after they've smashed some windows and torched a few cop cars... and a lot of them do it with their faces covered.

Tell me how kicking a burning police car says anything more than "I hate myself."

Cowardly bastards! I wonder how many were bussed in from other cities and countries?

It was quite the weekend. And all so unnecessary.

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What Cops Have To Put Up With - Assholes

June 27, 2010 @ 08:45

This asshole was too f'in stupid to realize these measures were for his safety as well.

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