The Right Opinion – August 16th

* This is the face of the welfare state in England. This is the reason for wild rioters in the street. This is someone with no personal responsibility. This is absolutely stunning. First the link and some background from the story.

Mother of 13-year-old who smashed up shop blames government – The Telegraph

    She is on benefits, does not live with the boy’s father and has 10 other children, the court heard.
    Outside court she told reporters she was ”ashamed” of her son.
    ”I didn’t know he was in the riot. I went out to look for him. It’s wrong I’m ashamed of him,” she said.
    But the woman also suggested her son was not entirely at fault, when asked who she blamed for the looting.
    ”The government,” she replied, her son by her side, adding: ”There is f*** all for them to do.”

When I read this it reminded me of the Cornwall woman who, back in the Harris days, said she wouldn’t have had her last child if she had known her welfare payments were going to be trimmed.

* I love it when Suzuki gets hammered. If Gore is the ‘High Priest of Warming”, Suzuki is the Canadian equivalent. They both become more irrelevant every day.

Via: Climate Depot

The Goracle and his Canadian clone.

David Suzuki insults, but won’t debate – Financial Post

    Since Mr. Suzuki raised the subject of corporate cash, by comparison the Suzuki Foundation spends some $7 million every year on its “educational” and pressure campaigns – many of them in conjunction with various PR agencies, renewable energy companies, other foundations and environmental activist groups. Many stand to profit handsomely from Mr. Suzuki’s causes, especially “catastrophic climate change” and campaigns to replace “harmful” fossil fuels with subsidized, land-intensive, low-energy-output wind and solar facilities. Mr. Suzuki has appeared in advertisements for alternative energy sources in Ontario.
    Mr. Suzuki is criticizing Mr. Soon and the Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for having done funded research– while alarmist climate catastrophe researchers share some $6 billion annually in U.S, and Canadian taxpayer money, and millions more in corporate funds, to link every natural phenomenon to global warming and promote renewable “alternatives” to fossil fuels.

How is The David Suzuki Foundation able to get tax exempt status?

* The necessary end to the cult of personality. A good read.

Burying Obama – American Thinker

    The equivalent Obama myth is already taking shape. The Tea Parties, half demented backwoodsmen, half Children of the Damned, emerging from the primeval forest beyond the Hudson to force S&P to issue the “Tea Party downgrade” — that’s right; it was the Tea Parties that sacked away all those trillions in deficits. You wouldn’t know that if you didn’t watch MSNBC. Then there are the Koch brothers, plotting in their private atomic-powered zeppelin high above the Great Plains, committing such unimaginable atrocities as (don’t let the children see this) supporting politicians and funding political organizations. Imagine such things happening in America. And Fox News, embedding right-wing code-phrases in the Twitter threads of innocent, simple-minded American proles, going so far as to actually report what the Dems say and do. All of them working to undermine Obama, sabotage his programs, and wreck his vision of a new collectivized America, marching as one into the radiant future.

Maybe Obama is undoing the myth all on his own. This just reeks of desperation.

Obama: I reversed recession until 'bad luck' hit – The Washington Examiner

* Warren Buffett is calling for more taxes on the rich. There’s no need to go into the math here, but there’s not enough money, not enough Warren Buffett’s to pay down the US debt. Not to mention liberals want to tax people who make $250,000… they consider them rich. Buffet somehow misses the $250,000 mark in his piece. Here’s the original article.

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich – New York Times

Pat Buchanan has the answer:

Your move Mr. Buffett.

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* What did Trudeau say about government in bedrooms? This takes the cake.

California Considers Bill to Make Flat Sheets in Hotels a Crime – New American

    California has provided yet another example of just how far the tentacles of the Nanny State can reach. California’s legislature will be confronted by a load of bills to consider upon its return from a month-long recess, one of which mandates that hotels eliminate flat sheets and requires all hotels to have fitted sheets on hotel beds.

Maybe this is why California is in deep trouble. Too much government.

* The feel good story of the day. You have got to see this!

Surprise Wedding For Ontario Bride – Huffington Post

    Hey grooms-to-be: Just try to top this guy’s performance.

    A woman from Tecumseh, Ont., near Windsor, got the “surprise of a lifetime” Saturday when her boyfriend of seven years proposed, then whisked her into a wedding ceremony attended by more than 200 family and friends.

Related: The most romantic wedding ever… or every bride's worst nightmare? Man shocks girlfriend with SURPRISE wedding – Mail Online

* You’ll likely visit Tim’s this morning. Is it ‘Always Fresh’? I don’t eat donuts, but remember when Tim’s actually sold them that way.

Tim Hortons ‘always fresh’ suit heats up – Financial Post

    The plaintiffs’ primary allegation is that a chain-wide switch to par-baking in a central factory, which replaced in-store scratch baking starting around 2003, cut into their profits. Some have dubbed the dispute the “Always Fresh” lawsuit.

* Maybe the gift is new a gravel driveway in its natural state.

Mayor dumps gift-wrapped 20-tonne boulder on ex-wife’s lawn – Toronto Star

Photo credit: Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS

    A small-town mayor is under police investigation after finally giving his wife a nice, big rock.
    Make that his ex-wife. And the rock was a 20 tonne boulder, not a ring.
    Dany Larivière, the mayor of Saint-Théodore-d’Acton, east of Montreal, told a French news station that he had dropped the boulder off on his ex-wife’s lawn early Sunday morning. The rock is spray-painted “Happy Birthday, Isa XX” and topped with a big pink bow.
    “I had to do something so she’d leave me alone,” he told TVA Monday morning. “That’s the biggest rock she’ll ever get in her life.”

I sure hope they get video of them hauling it away.

Today on ‘Deep Cuts & Lost Classics’… Any band that can cover ‘Happy Trails’ can do pretty much anything. Here’s proof.
Van Halen – Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)

More Later.

JRB

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