Monday, January 30, 2012

Honor Killing - Good News For Once

Rare as it is a Western Court fully acknowledged the horror of honor killing and did the right thing.

“It is difficult to conceive of a more heinous, more despicable and more honourless crime,” Ontario Superior Court Judge Robert Maranger said Sunday after the jury foreman had read aloud the verdicts.

“The apparent reason behind these cold-blooded, shameless murders was that the four completely innocent victims offended your twisted notion of honour, a notion of honour that is founded upon the domination and control of women, a sick notion of honour that has absolutely no place in any civilized society.”

By using the words “honourless” and “shameless”, Maranger was tossing back at Shafia some of the very epithets he used so often when speaking about his dead daughters.

No honour in ‘cold-blooded, shameless’ murder of Shafia girls

It's too bad that the hypocrites who talk about multi-culturalism never seem to remember about cases like this.

Friday, January 20, 2012

One Year Away from Hope and Change

1/20/13. Only one more year until Obama is out!

I hope. I really hope for change.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

What did you expect? Higher Taxes Doesn't Solve the Problem

Illinois raised personal and corporate taxes in order to solve their budget crisis. They used the time honored argument: if only the rich would pay their fair share everything would be ok. Who knew that it wouldn't work out as advertised?

Judy Topinka, the Illinois State Treasurer, says that this is "extremely disappointing" as a year ago Illinois increased income taxes by 67 percent and also corporate taxes.

“After the largest tax hike in our history, the state continues to be in this precarious fiscal position with persistent payment delays, and frankly, the situation is unlikely to significantly improve in the near term."

And here I thought that budget deficits were due to not enough revenue. I suppose Illinois will have to raise its income and corporate taxes a little more this year - this time it will solve the problem.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

So Disappointed in Perry and Gingrich

I’m now officially opposed to both Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich. Their attacks on Bain Capital were the final straw. As far as Rick Perry goes he can't string ideas together and his Small Government critics were right: he really is a Yellow Dog Democrat. He may get me excited by calling Social Security a Ponzi Scheme but how can I back him if he bashes business as he did by calling Bain Capital "Vulture Capitalism". Perry, what were you thinking?

And Newt - I love a lot of what he says. I love the way he turns the tables in debates and doesn't let himself fall into trap - but then he turns around and backs government-run health care, calls the Paul Ryan plan "right-wing social engineering" even though the plan really is too-little-too-late; and now he bashes businesses like Bain Capital? I can forgive Gingrich for falling for the global warming crap but this I cannot.

I don't expect Gingrich to take punishment without hitting back - he should attach Romney on his ideas, attack him on his policies, attack him on not being able to connect with the American people - but to attack him for Bain Capital? No. With that you lost my support.

EDITED 1/20/2012