Canada Goes Socialist… Again

Trudeau’s Liberals Oust Harper With Surprise Canada Majority – Bloomberg


Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party swept into office with a surprise majority in Canada’s election, ousting Prime Minister Stephen Harper and capping the biggest political comeback in the country’s history.

With 99 percent of polls reporting, the Liberals were elected or leading in 184 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, with the Conservatives on pace to take 99 and the New Democratic Party 44, according to preliminary results Monday from Elections Canada. Most polls had predicted the Liberals would win a minority government.

The result is a vindication of Trudeau’s campaign to reject Harper’s budget restraint agenda, claiming the nation needs deficit spending to combat economic woes triggered by an oil-price collapse. Trudeau, 43, also used his youthful optimism to exploit a thirst for change, as almost three-quarters of voters said they were ready to oust Harper’s Conservatives after more than nine years in power. Harper plans to step down as party leader.

“Canadians from all across this great country sent a clear message tonight – it’s time for a change in this country, my friends, a real change,” Trudeau told cheering supporters at a Montreal hotel.

The result reflected an east-west vote split in a country with six time zones, with Liberals dominating along the Atlantic coast and the country’s two largest provinces – Quebec and Ontario – while the Conservatives won most seats in western provinces such as Alberta.

Currency Markets

The Canadian dollar fell on the results, down 0.2 percent to C$1.3043 per U.S. dollar in Toronto, dropping for a third day. The currency has depreciated 10.9 percent against the U.S. dollar this year.

“Investors are somewhat cautious about the change in government,” said Bipan Rai, director of foreign-exchange strategy at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s CIBC World Markets unit by phone from Toronto. “It might be due to some uncertainty about how the fiscal picture is going to look.”

Trudeau’s victory marks the biggest political rebound in Canadian history. The Liberals become the first third-place party to win an election, and the party’s seat gain of about 150 is the biggest ever. The Liberals, who governed for about two-thirds of the 100 years before Harper came to power, won just 34 districts in the 2011 election, the worst result in their history.


In this campaign, Harper, 56, was seeking to make history by becoming the first leader in more than a century to win a fourth consecutive election. With a victory, he would also become the second Conservative leader ever to govern for more than a full decade.

While never popular, Harper struggled to grow his support much beyond what might be considered his base, with his pool of accessible voters shrinking throughout the campaign.

“We put it all on the line, we gave everything we had to give, and we have no regrets whatsoever,” Harper said in his concession speech in Calgary. “While tonight’s result is certainly not the one we had hoped for, the people are never wrong.”

NDP Losses

Every opinion poll in recent days had indicated the Liberals held a firm lead in the race, and were on course for at least a minority victory. While the Conservative vote held relatively stable during the campaign at about 30 percent, Liberal gains came mostly at the expense of Tom Mulcair’s NDP, which held a slim but persistent lead in the opening weeks. Yet Trudeau, whose father rose to power in the first wave of “Trudeaumania” in 1968, was seen by voters as having the best chance of defeating Harper. Trudeau becomes the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history.

Trudeau’s Liberals swept Canada’s four Atlantic provinces, dominated the country’s three biggest cities – Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver – and even appeared set to capture a seat in Calgary, Harper’s hometown, for the first time since 1968, when Trudeau’s father won his first election. Harper took 47 of 62 seats in the prairie provinces, including oil-rich Alberta.

The NDP, which had 95 seats when the election was called, was on pace to finish with less than half that many.

“I’m quite surprised,” said Janet Brown, a Calgary-based independent pollster. “I think we were all prepared for a Liberal minority but what appears to have happened is the NDP vote has really collapsed.”

Stimulus Platform

Trudeau will now seek to pursue his platform including higher infrastructure spending and middle class tax cuts. Those will be financed by budget deficits of about C$25 billion ($19 billion) over three years and tax hikes on workers earning more than C$200,000. He’s also pledged to legalize marijuana, cancel the purchase of F-35 fighters, be more assertive on climate change and abandon the country’s bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq against the Islamic State.

His challenges include reviving an economy buffeted by plunging prices for oil and other commodities. Canada’s economy is forecast to expand just 1.1 percent this year, among the weakest in the Group of Seven, forcing the Bank of Canada to cut interest rates twice this year.

The additional fiscal stimulus under the Liberal plan could ease pressure on the central bank for an additional rate cut, Avery Shenfeld, chief economist at CIBC World Markets, said in a note to investors. The bank’s next rate announcement is scheduled for Oct. 21.

Trudeau needs to find ways to build new pipeline capacity in the face of opposition from environmentalists, and determine whether the Bank of Canada should target higher inflation. He also needs to manage some of the world’s most expensive real-estate markets that threaten the financial system.

Stephen Carter, a Calgary-based political strategist and president of QED Marketing, said Trudeau’s win “probably means nothing but good for the country” based largely on a change in government.

“The Conservatives have been unsuccessful in bringing Canadian oil and Canadian product to tidewater, meaning we weren’t able to get a world price for our oil products. Perhaps with a Liberal government, we will be more successful,” Carter said.



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There is Crazy, then there is FEMINIST CRAZY!

Via The Other McCain

A remarkable uproar has been inspired by a radical feminist’s opposition to heterosexual intercourse, which she terms “PIV” (penis in vagina) and denounces as always rape:

First, well intercourse is NEVER sex for women. Only men experience rape as sexual and define it as such. Sex for men is the unilateral penetration of their penis into a woman (or anything else replacing and symbolising the female orifice) whether she thinks she wants it or not — which is the definition of rape: that he will to do it anyway and that he uses her and treats her as a receptacle, in all circumstances — it makes no difference to him experiencing it as sexual. That is, at the very least, men use women as useful objects and instruments for penetration, and women are dehumanised by this act. It is an act of violence.
As FCM pointed out some time ago, intercourse is inherently harmful to women and intentionally so, because it causes pregnancy in women. . . .
Men, by whom we are possessed, colonised and held captive, are the sole agents and organisers of PIV. Men dominate us precisely so we can’t opt out of sexual abuse by them; intercourse is the very means through which men subordinate us, the very purpose of their domination, to control human reproduction.

McCain has much more on the woman who penned these ramblings. It seems she had some bad relationships and she has learned to hate all men, and to hate normal sexual behavior. I can understand allowing pain to change your mindset, and I can understand how emotional pain can make you reluctant to trust, or open up, but that is not what this woman has done. She has gone off the deep end and is sinking fast into a pit of self-pity and hatred. That is, of course, assuming her tales of “rape” are even true. We all know those on the Far Left see nothing wrong with wholesale lying, and fabricating outrages. They really fancy their role as victims. But, either way, she is crazy. And, she is not alone as Stacy McCain documents

Following up on last night’s post, “Mental Illness and Radical Feminism,” I arrived at a feminist blog that rejects capitalization:

this is what our oppression consists of and what it is. men get to name it (sex, fucking, knocked up, mother, father) men get to execute it (intercourse, impregnation) and men get to enforce it (rape, heteronormativity, marriage, and legal remedies and lack thereof for sexual and reproductive offenses). note that i am considering rape to be the violent enforcement by men of womens sex role as fuckholes and breeders.

Well, OK, then. Notice the sequence “rape, heteronormativity, marriage” that radical feminism views as equally forms of oppression, assigning women to a “sex role as fuckholes and breeders.” This particular blog, by the way, has an entire category about “PIV” (penis-in-vagina) which is what “heteronormativity” is all about, eh?

By the time a feminist reaches the radical point at which normal sexual intercourse is regarded as inherently oppressive, she has already marched a good distance down the Crazyville Road. Sane, normal people become the Enemy and, in order to maintain her delusions, the feminist seeks out the company of her fellow radicals, who share and confirm these extreme beliefs. The maladjusted thereby exile themselves to a sort of voluntary asylum, where they only encounter lunatics like themselves.

The saddest part of this, to me anyway, is how the Left always gravitates towards this type of insanity. It is that negativity and need to be a victim that seems to dominate so much of leftist thinking. Whether it is race, gender, sexuality, the environment, guns, whatever, those on the Left always sell out to craziness.

Hey kids, who is ready for some Liberal Tolerance?

Oh no! That rascally South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, who dares to be a Conservative even though she is both a woman and a minority got a VERY politically incorrect Christmas gift. What will Liberals on Twitter do? Embrace Haley, and actually be tolerant? Or launch violent, hateful tweets at the governor?

What do you think?

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley received a brand new Beretta PX4 Storm pistol for Christmas. While she was extremely happy with the gift, liberals predictably responded with hateful messages, including wishes she would kill herself with it, Twitchyreported Friday.

“Our family had a wonderful Christmas together! I must have been good Santa gave me a Beretta PX4 Storm,” shetweeted.

“Please God, use it on yourself. Like before New Years,” one person said in response.

“I hope you don’t accidentally shoot someone in your family with it. Actually, I don’t really care either way,” another person said.

Yet another person falsely claimed Haley was somehow promoting murder by posting a picture of the pistol.

“I know where she should stick it,” one person exclaimed.

Some refused to understand why Haley would want or need a gun.

“No clue as to why our governor needs a handgun,” tweeted “Katie Thompson.”

Setting aside for a moment the fact that the Constitution allows for the private ownership of guns, Haley was the target of a parent volunteer who was arrested earlier in December for threatening to kill the Republican governor.


Ever wonder why Liberals say “gun” violence when they push for more gun control?

Simply put, they are trying to make you afraid of guns. Saying gun violence over and over and over puts the notion into people’s heads that ALL violence is committed by bad guys with guns. In truth gun control laws are not, and never have been successful in curbing violence. In fact, the gun “control” movement is about control, of you. In fact, Liberals pushing for gun control also lie when they spout their “gun deaths” propaganda. In those numbers, they include criminals killed by police officers, concealed license holders, and by Americans who kill home invaders in self-defense. 

If you are an advocate for gun control ask yourself why you should believe people who must lie, and lie deliberately to further their cause. Also look at what banning guns does to violent crime rates vs allowing people to own and in many states carry guns Gun control proponents love to point to the UK and say “see, their gun violence rate is so low. We should follow their example”. Yet, the truth is that disarming the people does not lower violent crime rates. Do not believe the lies folks.




Yep, I am still here

Yes, I have been absent the last two days. No, I was not abducted by a gang of hot women, although I could go for that. I have had some family business to tend to, and deal with the past couple of days, but, hopefully that is behind me now, so here I am raring to give Liberals all the heck I can. Given that Liberals hate guns, I figured I would pose a question that will bug Liberals and, at the same time, possibly give me an answer to a burning question.

That question is what will my next gun be? I do not own a 9mm at the moment, I own a .357 Sig (Smith and Wesson) a sub compact .40 S&W (Taurus) and two .45’s a Colt 1911, and my newest gun, a Sig P250 compact. So, I am looking for a 9mm with a “high capacity magazine”, a meaningless term the Left throws around to scare ignorant people. Of course, the Left has deemed that we only need seven bullets, no more, and anything with a bigger magazine is therefore an evil “high capacity magazine”. Of course, in a few years, they will decide that seven bullets is too many, and they will seek to redefine their own definition of “high capacity magazine”, that is how the Left operates. But, I have narrowed my choices down to four options.

A Taurus PT 24/7 G2 9mm with a 3.5 inch barrel, and a 17 round mag, the gun also comes with a 13 round mag.

This is the least expensive of my choices, which is a plus, and I really like the two Taurus guns I own. It feels great in my hand, and I like the looks of it, the weak point is the sights, it does not have a 3 dot sight, which I really prefer. Taurus







Next is a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm with a 4.25 inch barrel, 3 dot sights, and three 17-round mags. I like the feel of the gun, the sights are very good, but it might be a hair big for carry. S&W








Then there is the one I am leaning towards right now. The Springfield XDM 9mm, with a 3.8 inch barrel, and two mags, a 19 round, and a 13 round. Love the feel of this gun, love the look, love the sights. XDM








Then there is the Sig P250 9mm, with a 15-round magazine. I have written about how much I love my .45 P250, so I know the feel, and accuracy will be second to none. The only drawback? It only comes with one magazine, and Sig mags are not cheap. P250C-N-detail-L





Then there is this one, which is out of my price range. A Sig Sauer P226 tactical operations, complete with 4 20-round mags. It is only about 1,300 bucks though. I could get a P226 MK25, which is the sidearm SEALs carry for about $1,150, but, I just cannot afford right now, but one day I will splurge and get possibly the best handgun ever made







So, any thoughts? Anyone own any of these? Anyone have some advice?


Range report. You get what you pay for

I overslept this morning, but woke up in time to get to the range by 11:30. I usually prefer arriving early, they open at 11:00. I just like it better when I am the only one shooting or one of just a few. There was only two other guys there, so I had the place nearly to myself. This was my third trip since buying my new Sig P250 c .45 and I focused mostly on quicker firing today. Getting the gun up, sighted, and firing on target was my aim, and I was interested in how a less deliberate pace would affect my accuracy. I shot at various ranges 7-11 yards, and increased my rate of fire as I went, with my last two magazines used up as quickly as I could pull the trigger. The results?

100 rounds fired, with 98 shots in the 8,9,10 circles, both of those in the 7 circle happened while shooting my first magazine. Of the 98 in the 8-10 circles, 75 were in the 9-10. So, my accuracy was actually a bit above usual. After sweeping up, I cannot believe everyone does NOT sweep up their brass, I went into the shop and purchased a new gun case, and a box of Federal Personal Defense bullets, and chatted with the owner a bit, as usual. Today I told him about a co-worker who I had heard bashing gun owners because “they never trained, or became effective with our guns”. I was amused last week when this same fellow asked me what I did on days off. When I told him Friday’s generally mean a trip to the range, he looked put off, asking me what I got out of shooting. I told him that I do enjoy shooting, but that a large part of visiting the range is to become as proficient with my guns as possible, just in case. This made him look even more put off.

Funny how Liberals think isn’t it? First they rail about how gun owners ought to practice but then criticize us when we DO invest time and effort into training.

Anyway, after that I went home, cleaned my gun, the take down on a Sig is super simple, and so is reassembling it, so cleaning is pretty easy. Those folks at Sig really do make great guns, which brings me back to my original point, which is sometimes you DO get what you pay for. My Taurus PT 140 .40 S&W is a fine gun, I have put well over 2,000 rounds through it with no problems, but after just 300 rounds with my Sig, I am already far more accurate and consistent with it. Yes, the Sig is more money than a Taurus, and I have one of the least expensive Sig Sauers, but the Sig is a superior gun, better sights, better ergonomics, super simple maintenance. I would never tell anyone what type of gun to buy, but, I will remind y’all that I have named Sig Sauer the OFFICIAL gun maker of this blog, so………….

Time to ban high capacity car engines

Just one question about this tragedy. Why are we not hearing this message from Liberals?

Paul Walker would still be alive, were it not for the easy availability of super fast cars. Yes, the Porsche that Walker and his friend died in was very expensive, but any car can go fast enough to kill can’t it? Does anyone really need a car that goes over, say 55? No one needs a car that is that fast. Isn’t it time we demand action by the car makers? No car with a high-capacity engine should be allowed. Isn’t it time that Congress enact common sense car laws? Lower speed limits might have saved the lives of those two men, and if it saves just one life.

I am calling for Congress to pass the Paul Walker Law. It would restrict every car to no more than 55 mph. It would also mandate ban possession of any “assault vehicle” capable of more than a top speed of 55 mph. Anyone owning one of these weapons of mass destruction would have 90 days to turn in their vehicle, or face prosecution. They would be compensated with a voucher for a government-approved vehicle, complete with a Hope and Change bumper sticker or a lifetime pass on public transportation.

The bill would also set aside $600,000,000 (or more) for the development of a website, that would allow people to “easily” see their choices for their new government approved cars. The website will be developed by the Obama administration to ensure a rapid, and efficient car exchange experience.

BLS strikes New Jersey Waitress

BLS being my newest Liberal Malady Bitter lesbian Syndrome

A New Jersey waitress who claimed that a family left her an anti-gay message instead of a tip was faking the whole thing, according to the accused family.

Dayna Morales, a lesbian former Marine who works at Gallop Asian Bistro in Branchburg, said that she was given no tip on a $93.55 dinner bill for a family of four — a husband, wife and their two children.

To make matters worse, Morales claimed that she received a homophobic message that read “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”

“I am THOROUGHLY offended mad pissed off and hurt that THIS is what her kids will grow up learning and that I served in the Marines to keep ignorant people like them free,” wrote Morales in an email to Have a Gay Day, a gay advocacy non-profit.

“Keep your damn mouth shut and pray we never cross paths again,” continued Morales.

Seems like an outrageous thing for anyone to do right? Screwing over a server, and leaving an nasty message at the same time. But, we know Liberals will invent their own realities, and their own victim hood don’t we?

But the accused family claims that Morales is lying. They contacted NBC 4 New York on their own accord and provided documents to prove that they left Morales a generous tip, minus the nasty message.

The couple, who wanted to remain anonymous, provided NBC 4 New York a copy of their Visa bill as well as their copy of the restaurant receipt to show that they left an $18 tip on the $93.55 tab — or just shy of 20 percent.

As further proof, the time stamp on the receipt provided by the couple also matches that of the one Morales posted on Facebook. The wife also noted that she is left-handed and that the slash mark on the tip line seems to have been written by someone who is right-handed.

UH-OH! The waitress received thousands in donations after her story went viral, maybe this was all about scamming for money? Or maybe it is the dreaded BLS striking.


Liberalism is an ideology of convenience

Liberals have no problem with being outraged over certain things, like the influence of big money in politics, unless of course that big money comes from a George Soros. In short, their outrage is only displayed when it is convenient. Lisa Graves is a great example of the two-faced nature of Liberals. Stacy McCain sums her up pretty well

Lisa Graves is a Democrat Party hack who apparently believes it should be illegal to be a conservative, and who thinks that cooperation between conservatives is therefore a criminal conspiracy. Graves used to work for Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy and the ACLU, but since 2009 has worked for the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), a left-wing Wisconsin outfit whose funders include George Soros:

The website, for example, claims it wants “to be your go-to site for updates on the financial services re-regulation fight in Congress and for progressive net-roots campaigning against the big boys on Wall Street.” . . . is “part of the Center for Media and Democracy,” funded to the tune of $200,000 by the Open Society Institute, the charity arm of lefty investor George Soros.

In short big money is bad if it benefits Republicans, but good if it benefits Communists, or political prostitutes like Lisa Graves. McCain goes on to expose the hypocrisy of Graves

While taking money from Soros — a billionaire international financier — Graves and the CMD claim that money is a corrupting influence in politics if that money goes to conservatives: The Wisconsin Club for Growth is “at the center of a tangled web of dark money“!

This bizarre paranoid nonsense is all part of a dishonest smear against supporters of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who defeated a well-funded recall attempt by Democrats and their Big Labor allies in 2012.

In short, these goons see Walker as a credible threat to win in 2016, so they are launching preemptive strikes against him. I hope the GOP establishment takes note of my first rule of winning elections. Democrats ALWAYS attack candidates they fear, even if they are just likely candidates. Note, the Left never attacked McCain in 2008, or Romney in 2012 because they WANTED to run against them. After these men won the GOP nominations, THEN the attacks came.


The Lefts’ tragic addiction to appeasement

Ah those special fools, here they go again, seeking peace at any price. Deluding themselves into trusting evil people with evil intentions, to be honest and above-board. Here they go again with their clueless “if we are nice to them…..” strategy. Ed already blogged about this but I wanted to add my two cents worth. I remember watching Liberals in the mid 1970’s as they called for peace with the Soviets. We should cut our military, so as not to frighten the Soviets they opined. We must show them we mean them no harm they said. Even as a child, I was aghast that they did not see that the Soviet Union, and in fact all Communists were bad, very bad, and meant us no good will. I never grasped how anyone could look at a country that was our sworn enemy, a country that had enslaved other countries and committed horrific atrocities, and even consider bowing to them. Years later I still am amazed at the depth of the stupidity of the Left. These are folks who would not only buy ocean front property in Arizona, but demand to pay twice the asking price. The Other McCain has some thoughts

We need not know anything about the details of this “historic deal” to know that it is absolutely worthless. The Islamic Republic of Iran has no respect for law, and cannot be expected to honor any promise it makes, except for its long-avowed purpose to annihilate Israel, to destroy “the Great Satan” and otherwise to carry out its violent worldwide revolutionary jihad against the West.

All the Iranian dictatorship seeks to accomplish by negotiation with the West is to anesthetize its enemies, to render opposition impotent by means of treaties that will postpone the inevitable confrontation until Iran has become stronger and we have become weaker.

Any “deal” with Iran is necessarily a bad deal, and the double guarantee of a bad deal is that it was approved by the Obama administration, which is “historic” only as a monument to incompetence with few parallels in human experience.

“The practical way of looking at things . . . may serve well enough in ordinary, normal times. But our times are not ‘normal’ in the good old Victorian sense, and never will be again. . . . These men, even Halifax, were essentially middle-class, not aristocrats. They did not have the hereditary sense of the security of the state, unlike Churchill, Eden, the Cecils. Nor did they have the toughness of the 18th-century aristocracy. They came at the end of the ascendancy of the Victorian middle-class, deeply affected as that was by high-mindedness and humbug. They all talked, in one form or another, the language of disingenuousness and cant: it was second nature to them — so different from Churchill. . . . It meant that they failed to see what was true, until too late, when it was simply a question of survival.”
– A.L. Rowse, Appeasement: A Study in Political Decline, 1933-39

Maybe it is because the Left denies the existence of evil that they cannot recognize its presence, even when it is so blatant as to be unmistakable.

Stacy McCain, AKA Gramps: You do not have to be a buffoon to write for the NY Times, but it helps

Do Liberals ever tire of bashing the South? Of course not, after all, the South IS the most Conservative part of the country, and the most patriotic. And the Left will never forgive the South for taking a stand against a power hungry federal government. McCain has the scoop

This is just downright bizarre:

[T]he South is once again committed to taking a backward path. By refusing to expand health care for the working poor through Medicaid, which is paid for by the federal government under Obamacare, most of the old Confederacy is committed to keeping millions of its own fellow citizens in poverty and poor health. They are dooming themselves, further, as the Left-Behind States.

Just another historical illiterate who thinks Washington has a grove of money trees or something. McCain eviscerates this tool

Do you believe this? “Free” money from the federal government? Medicaid as a job-creation dynamo? While I have not bothered to dig down on the data here, the basic economics of it is like saying that if you take $5 out of your pants pocket and put it in your coat pocket, you will then have $10. Government has no money of its own to spend. Every cent expended by government must come either from tax revenue or from borrowing, and borrowing — i.e., deficit spending — is ultimately a drag on economic growth, because capital invested in government bonds (which is how deficit spending is financed) is capital not invested in private-sector businesses.

The liberal belief in “free government money” is like one of those quasi-religious magical thinking exercises that Ace discusses here.

To cite X-number of people signing up for “expanded Medicaid” as “success” is simply to say that if you’re giving away the taxpayers’ money, moochers will gladly take their share of the loot.

Is the South doomed to be the “Left-Behind States”? Next time you hear of someone moving from Texas to Detroit, let me know.


Our schools as re-education camps

I am one who believes that history, actual history, as it happened is not taught in our schools. I also believe that not enough attention is given to the founding of the nation. I also believe, and have for years, that the goal of government schools is not so much education as indoctrination. Moonbattery has another example that shows me, to be correct

Liberals like the idea of a “living Constitution” — that is, a Constitution that says whatever they want it to say at the moment. Here is what the Second Amendment says:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Here is what advocates of statist tyranny want it to say:


Horrifyingly, the falsified version above was taken from United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. From Amazon:

This text is designed for a one-semester or one-year United States history course for students preparing to take the AP U.S. History Exam. Teachers can assign the book as the course textbook or as a supplement to a college-level textbook.

Looking over the picture, I saw the butchering of the First Amendment too, adding the “separation of church and state” which is NOT in the Bill of Rights. God only knows how many other falsehoods are in that book.

Just another reason to either home school your kids, or to at least talk to your kids about history.  As much as we tout education in America, we forget that the goal of education should be to impart knowledge, not propaganda. 

This is why we call the GOP the Stupid Party

Via Vodka Pundit

Oh fer cryin’ out loud:

A proposed amendment to the state’s Republican Party bylaws would allow the removal of the Alabama College Republicans chairwoman, who spoke out in favor of same-sex marriage in June, from the party’s steering committee.

Following the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act in June, chairwoman and University of Alabama student Stephanie Petelos spoke to about the generational divide between party leadership and young conservatives on the issue.

She told Buzzfeed the comments reportedly infuriated party leaders, who began attempting then to remove her from the steering committee.

Good Grief! This is the kind of thing that always bugs me. we are not Liberals, we ought to be able to have a difference of opinion on such an issue. As Stephen Green points out this will not help get the youth vote

Sure, the state party can make its own rules and bylaws. That’s its job, after all. But to change those bylaws to target one person for making a personal statement which is pretty much the freakin’ norm for college kids?



Remember When Deficits Mattered to Liberals?

And, by Liberals I of course include the media. When George W. Bush was president, deficits mattered, and to be fair there was too much spending under W, but since Obama assumed his throne, I mean was elected President, Liberals have a fever. A fever which only can be cured by more spending apparently. Deficits? Find a Liberal that takes them seriously, no matter how massive those deficits are

Via CNS News:

The Congressional Budget Office last week released updated historical budget data for the federal government, reporting a deficit of $1.087 trillion in fiscal 2012.

2012 marked the fourth straight year—and the only four years in the history of the nation–when the federal government’s deficit topped $1 trillion.

Last year’s $1.087 trillion deficit was even greater in inflation-adjusted dollars than the peak World War II deficit of fiscal 1943—which was $54.554 billion in 1943 dollars and $723.8714 billion in 2012 dollars, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics online inflation calculator.



You just cannot make this stuff up. Democratic Mayor sexual harasser to speak at benefit for victims of sexual abuse

Yep, you read  it right, of course, as RS McCain points out, the mayor’s heart is in the right place, and his hands? Well, let’s just say the ladies better watch out for Mr. Happy Hands, and his tongue too


I’d call this assault.

A city councilwoman and two lawyers, formerly allies of the mayor, held a press conference to air the charges lodged against Mayor Filner by a variety of women.

Former ally Briggs wrote that he must now turn on Filner, because his behavior is no mere slip-up or minor transgression, but consists of “hard core” violations.

In the Mayor’s office, there was something known as the “Filner headlock” where the Mayor puts his arm around a woman’s shoulder, pulls her in tight, gets in close to their face, asks about husband/boyfriend, says things like “you know you love me, lets go up to my office, no one will know.”Donna Frye described other specifics about a victim: “He grabbed her, kissed her, jamming his tongue down her throat.” Frye went on to describe another encounter: “The Mayor quickly had his hand down the inside of her bra.”

“I am the Mayor you can’t kick me out of any office” one employee of Filner allegedly said after she kicked him out of her office for his unwanted advances.

The allies-turned-accusers are trying to get the lecherous old monster to step down without having the women to come forward and make the allegations themselves. Of course, that won’t happen; he’s a Democrat, and a union stooge to boot. So we’re talking about the sort of retrograde, cynical, old-time machine politics mentality here where everything is fair game for your tribe that we usually don’t see nowadays, at least not outside the national government.

Double standards my friends double standards. Feminists rail against Republicans for being pro-life, but look the other way when a Democrat assaults women and treats them like pieces of meat. As I have noted before, this is how Liberals define morality. If you support Liberal ideals, you are moral, and excused from the way you behave, no matter how nasty that may be. If you oppose Liberal ideals on the other hand, you are immoral, period!


Too bad David Frum was not there to reign in this miscreant gun owner

Via Guns Save Lives comes this

According to, 17-year-old Deion Watson and 23-year-old Markel Jovan Wright were about to pull of their third armed robbery in a matter of days, if not for the efforts of one brave, gun carrying citizens.

Wright and Watson had just allegedly robbed their third Kangaroo gas station in South Carolina. To make matters even more dire, the duo fired a parting shot at the clerk this time, grazing his arm.

Hearing the commotion, the private citizen, who was filling his car with gas, grabbed his own gun, and confronted the suspects at gunpoint as they exited the store. Wright fled the scene, but Watson stayed and was captured by police.

Wright was captured shortly thereafter in his hometown. Wright was taken into custody and denied bond due to other pending charges against him. Wright is also charged with stealing $3,000 from an area Wal-Mart where he was briefly employed as well as attempted murder in a February 2012 incident.

Watson was issued a $200,000 bond, which he was unable to post, so he also remains behind bars.

No other details are available on the good samaritan at this time.

This is also a great example of a defensive gun use in which no shots were fired, no one was harmed, and the bad guys ended up in jail. Because no shots were fired, this incident will most likely not be included in statistics regarding guns used in self defense.

Consider that last line again Because no shots were fired, this incident will most likely not be included in statistics regarding guns used in self-defense. People who use “stats” to argue that very few Americans ever use their guns for good ends, like self-defense or to stop crimes, use skewed stats. The vast majority of Americans who use guns in self-defense never fire their weapon, so those numbers are buried, out of sight. Foolish people, and by foolish people I mean David Frum, who eat up the skewed stats that gun control advocates put out, never bother to look behind the numbers to see the real stats. Frum, and his ilk, would prefer to look down their noses at gun owners, and mock those who defend themselves with guns. Frum was doing this for a while on Twitter. Most deplorable was this one


When the news of the school shooting first surfaced, my first reaction was anger. Again? Again?!I ventilated that anger in a bitter Tweet:

 davidfrum @davidfrum

 Shooting at CT elementary school. Obviously, we need to lower the age limit for concealed carry so toddlers can defend themselves.
14 Dec 12

After that, Frum followed up with more smart-ass tweets mocking the very idea that any American ever used guns in self-defense. I reacted by tweeting story after to story about Americans using guns for self-defense to Frum. Big shock, he never replied, Intellectual cowards like Frum never do. Like most Liberals, or “Moderate Republicans” Frum does not live in the real world, so expecting him to think outside his Beltway Box in unthinkable.