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Ontario’s Deficit Shrinks – Good times Ahead!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Good times are here again, as the Ontario liberals have just announced that the annual provincial deficit has SHRUNK to just over $13 billion:

Ontario’s deficit has shrunk to $13 billion after initial budget projections of $16.3 billion proved overly pessimistic.

The projected deficit was dropped to $15.3 billion in March and ultimately revised to $14.8 billion in April.

The latest revision took into account the “tax-the-rich” initiative demanded by the New Democrats — and agreed to by the Liberals in exchange for support in the legislature to pass the budget — which slaps a surcharge on high-income earners.

Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said his government is two years ahead of its plan to balance the books.

High fives all around in liberal country, we’re on our way to prosperity…no matter how much it costs.

Keep in mind that California, with a population 3x that of Ontario, is on the verge of bankruptcy after declaring a $20 billion shortfall this year (and for many years previous). Ontario has seen its credit rating cut twice since the liberals took power 9 years ago, but apparently a $13 billion shortfall is great news. When the liberals took power, Ontario was running a $5 billion deficit, but those numbers are for pikers when compared to the deficit the liberals have been running. For many years, the liberals were running over $20 billion annual shortfalls, and yet the good citizens of Ontario had the smarts to vote them back in, not once, not twice, but three times. Talk about getting the government you deserve.

How did the liberals *bring down* the deficit so much? Hmmmm, most likely after a session of sniffing glue and drinking bourbon, they projected a far higher deficit than what they knew would come in…let’s say $16.3 billion. When the deficit came in at $13 billion (the number they realistically thought it would be in the first place), they put on their party hats, cracked open more taxpayer-funded booze, and held a news conference touting the FACT that they are now fiscally responsible.

And how do the liberals intend on cutting the deficit to zero by 2017 as they promised? Haha, that’s 5 years from now, who the hell is going to remember that promise? The media won’t. The good citizens of Ontario won’t. The credit agencies will though. And by that time, the liberals will have a new boogeyman to blame our fiscal woes on, anyway.

Profit Is Filthy

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Nancy Pelosi has just released a statement regarding rising gas prices:

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the rising gas prices across the country:

Independent reports confirm that speculators are driving up the cost of oil, hurting consumers and potentially damaging the economic recovery. Wall Street profiteering, not oil shortages, is the cause of the price spike.  In fact, U.S. oil production is at its highest level since 2003, and millions of acres have been cleared for additional development.

“We need to take strong action to protect consumers from this speculation.  Unfortunately, Republicans have chosen to protect the interests of Wall Street speculators and oil companies instead of the interests of working Americans by obstructing the agencies with the responsibility of enforcing consumer protection laws.  They have also repeatedly opposed our efforts to end billions of dollars in outdated taxpayer subsidies for oil companies enjoying record profits.

“We support efforts by the Obama Administration to expand domestic energy resources, including natural gas and renewable sources like wind and solar that create jobs in America and will end our dangerous dependence on foreign energy supplies.  This can be achieved because today, the United States currently has more oil and gas rigs at work than the rest of the world combined, and imports of foreign oil have decreased.

“We call on the Republican leadership to act on behalf of American consumers and join our efforts to crack down on speculators who care more about their profits than the price at the pump even if these spikes harm the American consumer and our economy.”

Remember this?

Former Speaker of the House–and current Minority Leader–Nancy Pelosi apparently bought $1 million to $5 million of Visa stock in one of the most sought-after and profitable initial public offerings (IPO) in American history, thwarted serious credit card reform for two years, and then watched her investment skyrocket 203%.

The revelation appears in Throw Them All Out, the new book by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer, which was the focus of 60 Minutes on CBS this evening, and which is featured in this week’s issue of Newsweek.

In Pelosi’s world, profiting from speculating on commodities is evil and is anti-American. However, front-running a Visa IPO and bringing in a 203% return is completely fine.

The Mayor isn’t even sure why Pelosi is against high gas prices. Steven Chu, Barack Obama’s Energy secretary, is all for it: “Somehow,” Chu said, “we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

Relax, gas is only $8 -$10 in Europe.

Heck, if Pelosi is against high gas prices, she’s even at odds with her master, Barack Obama:

When asked whether he thought $4-a-gallon gas prices were good for the American economy, said, “I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.”

Keystone, the moratorium in the Gulf, green energy policies, sabre rattling with Iran, Iran cutting oil supplies to France and England, the printing of trillions and trillions and trillions of fiat cash – yup, high gas prices must be the result of speculators.

Nancy Pelosi – the smartest liberal woman ever. And The Mayor is quite serious about that.

That’ll Teach John Kerry To Bring Home Hunt’s Ketchup

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

According to someone or another, the reason John Effin’ Kerry is sporting Irish sunglasses today isn’t because he didn’t do the dishes last night and Teresa kicked the living snot out of him (completely plausible), but because he got injured in a hockey game:

John Kerry sported two black eyes at an event at the White House celebrating the Boston Bruins Monday. The Senator’s office confirms that Kerry recently broke his nose playing ice hockey.

Since when is ringette referred to as hockey?

Nice try, Kerry. Besides, the ringette league doesn’t give out medals based on phony injuries.

** BTW – did the haughty looking senator from Massachusetts ever sign Form 180, releasing his military records? (The Mayor honestly doesn’t know).

It Just Doesn’t Stop…

Saturday, October 29th, 2011


Present Obama administration investments in the electric car business are as follows: Fisker is a California company that was granted a Department of Energy loan of $529 million (one-half billion plus), they plan to build cars in Finland and the two-seater car retail cost is $96,985. Sales are unreported but I have never seen one. Tesla, another California producer (they don’t call it the Land of Fruits and Nuts for nothing), obtained an Obamaloan for $465 million, their car costs $109,000.00 and they have sold 120 cars since start-up in 2009. Last but far from least is the Chevrolet Volt, produced by Government Motors, which is about 50/50 owned by the United Auto Workers and the government. So the taxpayers, in fact, financed the entire project. The Volt costs $40,000 as a basic unit, and since start-up GM has produced 1,536 cars. The only remaining issue is would you invest in one of these loser mistakes?

Lest you suffer the delusion that automobiles are the only losing proposition of this administration, let me enlighten you. You may be cognizant of Solyndra, but you actually have no idea how bad this all is. The mainstream has reported on almost nothing except that the taxpayers are on the hook for one-half billion dollars, $535 million to be exact. The loss of 1,100 jobs in this case is incidental. There is enough payola in the Solyndra affair to fill Sing Sing, that spa on the Hudson. $10,000 to the University of Chicago Medical Center, $53,500 to the president’s election campaign 2008. The Medical Center was where Michelle, Barry, David and Valerie were employed. Solyndra was the company that gave the California Democrats a $7,500 present and in which the Democratic Committee of California had shares. Why do you suppose that just days before declaring bankruptcy Solyndra was able to re-negotiate their loan guarantee and chucked the taxpayers under the bus?

From this administration’s beginning, there have been 13 solar based loans. Every single one of them has been a loser and the two just made will also go belly up sooner than you think. Notable September losers have been Evergreen Solar with a loss of $5.3 million and SpectraWatt with $500,000. In fact, of the 13 outstanding solar power energy loan guarantees none, to our knowledge, is today operational. Information on losses has been removed from public records.

We are sorry to report that many lobbyists will take it on the chin in 2012 as McAllister &Quinn, McBee Strategic and the Rice Hadley Group (Condoleezza’s business) lost their Solyndra account. Total administration solar loan guarantees now exceed $6.5 billion. Not one has been repaid, shown a profit or produced reasonable sales in comparison to the invested monies.

The latest loan guarantee was to Sun Power (SPWR-NASDAQ) for $646 million to produce solar panels in Mexico. To accomplish that they opened a production plant in Mexicali, Mexico. Loans for cars to be made in Finland and now loans to make solar panels in Mexico … “Pass the Jobs Bill Now”! Wait – Sun Power has a capitalization of $800 million and a debt of $820 million. So we are in the process of loaning a bankrupt company $646 million that on the day of the loan reduced the value of the government loan to $626 million. Furthermore, the debt load of Sun Power just exploded to $1 billion 466 million and assets of $800 million, or a net loss balance of $666 million. Let me guess – you would immediately invest in this mistake? Didn’t think so!

The very next issue is Tonopah Solar that was part of the Dr. Chu-issued $1.383 billion loan guarantees made on the last day of September. Oh, I almost forgot. The Sun Power loans are reported to create jobs at a cost of $23 million per job. “Pass the Jobs Bill Now”! The Tonopah loan is for $737 million and according to their Internet site will create 50 new jobs – simply outstanding! That is better than the others, at only $1,474,000 per job created. Please. Please, someone, send Dr. Chu a calculator! Just by the way, Tonopah Solar is a subsidiary of another subsidiary and is to build this plant on technology licensed from a third source. No plant like this has ever been built so you can understand why the private sector is leery of financing it.

That brings us to ethanol…

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Random House To Joe McGinniss – Give Us More Palin Lies

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Taken in its entirety from Big Journalism:

In an email dated January 27, 2011, Joe McGinniss, author of The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, says that Random House lawyers have told him he has provided nothing more than “tawdry gossip” to substantiate “any of the salacious stories about the Palin family.”

He adds that “No one has ever provided factual evidence” (original emphasis) of the following accusations:

a)  Todd had sex with a hooker, or with anyone else outside his marriage.

b)  Sarah had an affair with Brad Hanson, or anyone else.

c)  Track was a druggie who enlisted in the army to avoid a jail term.  Or that he vandalized Wasilla school buses.

d)  Willow was involved in the vandalism of the empty house in Meadow Lakes.  Or that Sarah rushed back from Hawaii to put the lid on that.

e)  Trig is not Sarah’s natural born child.

f)   Bristol was promiscuous as a high schooler and drank and used drugs, or became pregnant again after Tripp’s birth.

Yet almost all of these accusations appear in McGinniss’s book, without any substantial proof beyond gossip, and without any apparent new information to address the lack of “factual evidence” in January 2011.

Furthermore, McGinniss continues to promote his claims, as he did yesterday in his remarks about Trig Palin in an appearance on The View to promote his book.

Below, I present each of these accusations in turn, and how McGinniss used most of them in The Rogue, even though he admitted in his email that he could not prove them:

a) Todd had sex with a hooker, or with anyone else outside his marriage.

 McGinniss dropped the “hooker” accusation–probably because he was afraid, as his email suggests, that the sole source “may be mentally unstable” and that even the National Enquirer appeared to be ready “to back off this story.”

Yet McGinniss did publish allegations in The Rogue that Todd flirted with other women (p. 115) and had sex outside his marriage (p. 169), based solely on sources identified as “an attractive white woman” and “a friend of his,” respectively. Both sources are identified in the book as having spoken to McGinniss in 2010–before the January 2011 email in which he admitted he had no factual evidence beyond “tawdry gossip.”

b)  Sarah had an affair with Brad Hanson, or anyone else.

 McGinniss presents no named source for this accusation in The Rogue other than an article in the National Enquirer in October 2008. He refers to “a friend of Todd’s,” who tells McGinniss in 2010 that the affair–which both Palin and Hanson deny–was “known” (p. 64). He also cites third-party rumors, cited in turn (apparently in 2010) by former Wasilla mayor John Stein, who states that “we were hearing” about an affair during the mayoral campaign in which he was ousted by Sarah Palin (p. 64). Similarly, he cites third-party rumors from a woman named Colleen Cottle, whom he speaks to upon arriving in Wasilla in 2010. McGinniss does not quote Cottle directly, but says that she fills him in on local gossip, and attributes a remark about the affair to her (p. 6). All of these flimsy sources pre-date McGinniss’s email in January 2011 in which he admits that: “[N]o one has ever provided factual evidence” for the claims he lists.

c)  Track was a druggie who enlisted in the army to avoid a jail term.  Or that he vandalized Wasilla school buses.

McGinniss’s basis for accusations of drug use by Track Palin is the National Enquirer, which in turn had quoted an unnamed “source” in 2008. He adds that “reports of Track’s drug use persisted even into the summer of 2010” but does not specify what those reports are, or from whom (p. 114). His primary source for the accusation of vandalism in 2005 is local gossip: “word spread immediately in Wasilla,” McGinniss says, though he also claims that an unnamed radio station and an unnamed television station in Anchorage reported the accusation (p. 113). In the end, McGinniss hedges his bets: “Whether or not Track was involved in the school bus vandalism…” (p. 113).

McGinniss does not include the accusation that Track “enlisted in the army to avoid a jail term” in The Rogue. However, he does quote an unnamed “friend” of Track’s who said that Track enlisted to avoid getting into “trouble” such as “[t]he school bus thing, theft issues, multiple stuff” (p. 113). McGinniss does not clarify whether the “friend” is speaking from personal knowledge, or merely repeating third-hand rumors, perhaps provided by McGinniss himself as a prompt. For good measure, McGinniss claims–again, without any evidence–that Sarah Palin engineered Track’s enlistment and his deployment to Iraq for political gain, and quotes an unnamed state trooper who claims Track showed no signs of patriotism on the way to the enlistment office (p. 114).

All of the “evidence” cited by McGinniss to substantiate his claims about Track Palin appears to pre-date his January 2011 email in which he states that Random House lawyers have told him that he has no evidence, and that “nobody” has provided proof.

d)  Willow was involved in the vandalism of the empty house in Meadow Lakes.  Or that Sarah rushed back from Hawaii to put the lid on that.

McGinniss’s only source is the National Enquirer, which made these claims in 2010. He also claims “[m]any in Wasilla” believe the story (p. 111). He also cites gossip related by Colleen Cottle in 2010–again, without quoting her directly (p. 6). None of this “evidence” was obtained after McGinniss admitted, in his email, that he could not prove the claim.

e) Trig is not Sarah’s natural born child.

McGinniss provides no new evidence for this debunked claim, quoting “questions” being asked on “blogs” and the like (p. 316). McGinniss also cites “many Wasillans” who allegedly say that “even if she had not faked the entire story of her pregnancy and Trig’s birth, it was something she was eminently capable of doing” (p. 285). In other words, he supports a lie, which he tacitly admits he cannot prove, by attacking Palin’s character.

f)   Bristol was promiscuous as a high schooler and drank and used drugs, or became pregnant again after Tripp’s birth.

McGinniss’s source is again local gossip in the summer of 2010: “Rumors immediately run rampant,” he says (p. 204). Once again, he also cites gossip allegedly related by (but not directly quoted from) Colleen Cottle in 2010. He mentions a July 2010 interview in The Daily Beast with Bristol’s alleged new boyfriend at the time, Ben Barber, which does not discuss promiscuity or drugs, and actually contradicts the claim that Bristol became pregnant again. None of these “tawdry” rumors, which McGinniss admits in his January 2011 email have no factual basis, is supported by subsequent evidence.

**From The Mayor – Perhaps, this McGinniss unit, and especially Random House, need to be taught a lesson. Maybe a $250 million lesson. As for The Mayor, Random House is just one of the many companies that have now gone on his list and will never receive one red cent from him.

John Kerry Comes To The Rescue In Pakistani Diplomatic Dispute

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

An US embassy worker is being held in Pakistan after shooting two would-be robbers to death. “U.S. Sen. John Kerry promised the Pakistani people Tuesday that a jailed U.S. embassy worker will be subjected to a U.S. criminal investigation if he is released by the Pakistani government.”

U.S. officials have said Davis shot in self-defense when two armed men on a motorcycle tried to rob him. Pakistani police officials have said they plan to try him for murder, arguing that while the Pakistanis did have a loaded gun, there was no round in the chamber, and saying Davis shot one man as he was trying to flee.

Regardless of guilt, the U.S. says the detention of Davis, a former Special Forces soldier and an embassy worker, is illegal under international agreements covering diplomats. U.S. officials have threatened to withhold billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan unless Davis is freed.

Kerry spoke on a last-minute trip to Pakistan to try to heal relations over the case. He emphasized his sorrow over the incident and the deaths of the two men.

“I want to come here today to express our deepest regret for this tragic event and to express the sorrow of the American people for the loss of life that has taken place,” he said.

The Mayor is feeling tremendous sorrow over the death of the two Pakistani criminals that tried to rob the embassy worker at gunpoint, I can hardly imagine the sorrow felt by actual Americans over this terrible event.

Whether the Pakistani government is holding the American embassy worker illegally, against international agreements, is mute – the important thing is that John Kerry has started his apology tour to the Pakistani government and its peoples.

I’ll be perfectly frank here; I cannot continue this post any further, as the tears that are falling from my eye sockets risk short-circuiting my keyboard.

Tolerance vs Intolerance

Monday, January 10th, 2011

This is the US map Sarah Palin posted on her Facebook, with crosshairs of a rifle scope over the districts represented by Giffords and 19 other Democrats. According to the unbiased msm, it is this type of “inflammatory rhetoric” that is to be blamed for the shooting of Gifford’s and others.

Let us now have a look at some other examples of how the msm viewed other forms of protest when George Bush was in office.

Fashioned after AP photographer Eddie Adam’s famous Vietnam picture, George Bush’s head is superimposed on Nguyen Van Lem’s head. In this picture, George Bush is ready to meet the same fate as Nguyen Van Lem did. How did the non-biased msm see this?


Crosshairs on a map = Conservatives killing Democrats. George Bush in the crosshairs = non-violent expression of disenfranchisement.

Marketing “Kill Bush” shirts. Just some folk making a few $$ on the Kill Bill theme. No harm, no fowl. Probably capitalists anyway.

Burning Bush in effigy. Americans exercising their right to peacefully protest.

Bush’s head lopped off via guillotine. Artistic expression meant to highlight the anger over the effects of Colonialism in Africa by right-wing Christian heteronormatives, and lack of midnight basketball courts for inner-city youth.


Freedom of the press.

Freedom of expression. 

Conservative plant. Peaceful demonstrations.

Praying That The Meeks Shall Not Inherit The Earth

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

The Mayor meant to post this a few week’s back when it came out, but I was far too busy dying. But I’m better now, much, much better. Hey, is that blood in my stool?

Rev. James Meeks, candidate for Mayor of Chicago, stated a few weeks back that minority contracts that the city dishes out should only go to blacks:

“The word ‘minority’ from our standpoint should mean African American. I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title,” he said. “That’s why our numbers cannot improve — because we use women, Asians and Hispanics who are not people of color, who are not people who have been discriminated against.”

When it comes to people that are being discriminated against, there can only be one group. Everyone else can go fly a non-coloured kite.

A few hours after making that statement, Meeks set out to clarify his remarks, because he knew not what he sayeth:

Hours after making those remarks, Meeks back-tracked by saying he would only exclude white women if elected mayor.

“I don’t believe white women should be considered in that count ….You have white women in the category. They receive contracts. Then, white men receive contracts. Where does that leave everybody else?” he told Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32 news.

If you’re keeping score, the Asians and Hispanics are now cool in the eyes of Rev. Meeks, it’s those white bitches that are keeping the brothas down.

On cue, minutes after the good Rev made his remarks, various activist cockroaches that rely on handouts and preferential treatment scurried out from under the sink to pipe up about what Meek’s had to say:

Hedy Ratner, co-president of the Women’s Business Development Center, was already “furious” at Meeks. She argued Thursday that, if anything, the 5 percent set-aside for women “should be higher.”

“Is he saying that this should be an African-American city with policies only for African Americans? I’m surprised that a candidate for mayor who wants to represent the entire city would exclude a majority of its citizens,” she said.

How could that woman head a women’s development center, she doesn’t even hyphenate her name.

The outrage didn’t stop there, however:

Paul Cerpa, executive director of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA), said the federal government has made it clear that the “presumptive group” of those historically discriminated against includes blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and “women, regardless of ethnicity.”

“To draw the line in the sand and say, ‘This is only mine — not yours’ doesn’t allow everyone to play in the sandbox,” Cerpa said.

A sandbox that was built on the labour of slaves, no doubt.

It seems everyone is angry at Meek’s because he wants to take away a slice of their pie. Meek’s wants more pie, but the pie-takers don’t want to give up their share, heck, they hardly have enough pie as it is. How can you take my pie when I have so little? Hell, we need even MORE pie. Don’t you see we’ve been discriminated against, too?

No one from the discriminated class would have had a problem if Meek’s had proposed raising the ceiling as to how much pie should be given to the discriminated. If Meek’s had proposed that instead of 50% of city projects go to minorities, it should be closer to 70%, then yes, Meek’s is a visionary, he understands the plight of the downtrodden. But Meek’s made the mistake of trying to take the pie of other minority groups instead of just taking more pie from white guys. What are ya, new?

All this outrage, but not one single soul is outraged that contracts are being awarded based solely on skin colour and sexual orientation. Abilityism be damned, if you were born not white please come to the trough and help yourself.

Also keep in mind that in Chicago, women and blacks are the majority, meaning, if these city contracts are to be dished out based on minority status, then blacks and women should get next to nothing. Give all that cash to the American Indian and that dude from North East Latvia.

Grief Counselors Needed For Defeated Democrat Staffers

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Grief counselors are being brought in to help democrat staffers cope with the horrific losses they experienced a few weeks ago at the hands of evil Republicans:

A staffer for a congressional Democrat who came up short on Tuesday reports that a team of about five people stopped by their offices this morning to talk about payroll, benefits, writing a résumé, and so forth, with staffers who are now job hunting.

But one of the staffers was described as a “counselor” to help with the emotional aspect of the loss — and a section in the packet each staffer was given dealt with the stages of grief (for instance, Stage One being anger, and so on).

“It was like it was about death,” the staffer said. “It was bizarre.” The staffer did say the portions about the benefits and résumé writing were instructive.

As The Mayor read this, a steady stream of eye water flowed down his left eye (my right eye tearduct is clogged by a pizza shard in a bizarre accident that took place during poker night a few days ago, so that one actually doesn’t shed eye water – more on that and much more in a future post), for he can imagine what it must feel like to lose an election. It surely would feel like death, I would think.

And since losing an election is akin to death, that means the democrat staffers are probably going through one of the five stages of grief – anger, denial, depression, sneezy and bashful. Any and all of those stages are enough to send any normal person over the edge. “Normal” being the key word.

Fortunately, these are highly trained professionals that lost their jobs, and The Mayor is quite confident that their unique and powerful skill set will land them a job in no time flat. For instance, just the other day I saw an ad in the LA Times for a company that was hiring thieves and pieces of shit. Send resume!

More Great News From Ontario Hydro

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Tom Adam’s, former executive director of Energy Probe, is warning Ontario residents that hydro rates are ready to go through the roof:

Electricity prices in Ontario are “going up like a rocket,” fuelled in part by the Ontario government’s Green Energy Act, says a longtime observer of the province’s energy scene.

“You are going to get screwed, and it’s going to be painful,” said Tom Adams, a Toronto-based consultant and a former executive director of Energy Probe.

“We’re talking about hundreds of dollars a year out of your pocketbook that didn’t need to happen. I’m livid about it. People should be outraged.”

Adams warned that Ontarians should expect to pay at least $110 more a year by the end of 2011 for electricity. That translates into an additional nine-per-cent increase.

After that, rates will move steadily up for four or five years, he predicted.

The OEB has already received several applications for more hefty rate increases.

Hydro One, which operates most of the province’s long-distance transmission lines, has asked for a hike of 15.7 per cent in 2011 and 9.8 per cent in 2012. If approved, the increases would apply to the transmission portion of electricity bills.

Ontario Power Generation, which produces about 70 per cent of Ontario’s power, has asked for a 6.2-per-cent price increase effective next March. It scaled that back from 9.6 per cent after pressure from Energy Minister Brad Duguid.

Traditionally, Ontarians have paid less for power than Americans. But now, said Adams, “we are leaving them in our dust.”

He calculated that Ontario electricity rates passed the average U.S. price for the first time early this year, and are now nearly 15 per cent higher.

Adams assigned much of the blame for the rise in electricity rates to Ontario’s Green Energy Act, which promotes the use of solar, wind and other alternative power sources.

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, which locks in generous payments for 20 years for large green energy projects, is “just outrageous,” Adams said.

The program’s rates are far in excess of current electricity prices. The FIT program, for example, offers producers between 44.3 cents and 71.3 cents per kilowatt hour for solar power, and between 13.5 and 19 cents for wind power.

 By contrast, the average weighted price for electricity so far this year is 4.02 cents per kilowatt hour.

In The Mayor’s opinion, FIT is a great program because it benefits the rich – like me – while completely ignoring the poor. The poor can eat cake. There’s not a snowballs chance in hell any middle class or poorish family will ever be able to  retrofit their house with solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling or a freakin’ windmill. For one thing, it’s ridiculously expensive, and for another thing, the rate of return on any of those products usually takes 10-15 years, and poor people aren’t known as “forward-thinking” consumers.

For the rich, this is a boon, plain and simple. They get massive tax credits to install solar, thermal and wind, and then they get paid up to 15x what the going rate is when they send the power back to the grid. Yup, 15 times. It’s too bad I can’t capitalize the number 15, it would look really impressive. FIFTEEN TIMES. Naw, that’s not as impressive.

So now we have rich folk – like The Mayor – getting tax credits out the wazoo, and then getting paid 10-15x the going rate to produce power. A $20,000 investment today will be paid off in about 12 years. After that, passive income until the Lord calls my name and brings me home…where there will be unlimited electricity.

And as an extra bonus – because we rich folk needs extra bonuses more than the poor (it’s scientifically proven) – the FIT rate is locked in for 20 years. I believe the sound you hear is one of a cash register ching, ching, chinging along.

So that’s it for FIT, I believe we can all agree that saving the rich money at the expense of everyone else is a fantastic idea.

And then we have the HST that screws everyone for an extra 8%.

Pay it. Pay it and smile. Without it, the provincial government might not be able to offer a vegetarian alternative at the free breakfast program in our publically funded schools.

And btw – the gst you use to pay on retiring Ontario Hydro’s debt? Yaaaaaa, well, you’ll be paying hst on that now.

Have a good nights sleep.

Tamil Refugees – Maybe Not As Refugee-ish As You Thought

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

A “secret” government survey released yesterday showed that 71% of Sri Lankan *refugees* have gone back to the country that persecuted them at some point, for holidays, to sponsor a family member, or for business:

According to a secret government survey reported by QMI Agency Sunday, 71% of Tamil refugees in Canada who responded to the survey travelled back to Sri Lanka for vacations, business, or to sponsor a family member, bringing into question the legitimacy of their refugee claim.

To put that in perspective, the 500 or so refugees that came to Canada a few weeks ago ALL claimed refugee status, the overwhelming majority did so on the basis that they were persecuted in Sri Lanka. Of those 500, and relying on the statistics of this newly released report, over the next few years, 350 will go back to to the place where they were *persecuted*, in order to conduct business or for their personal pleasure.

According to our own government, even when refugees lie about their refugee claim, it’s nearly impossible to kick them out of the country. Why then doesn’t the government tighten up our refugee laws? That’s the magic question, but luckily for you, I’m a magician and am able to tell you.

Without plantation workers, or as they are called in pc circles, “refugees”, who is going to pay for the baby boomers’ pensions when they start retiring in massive waves starting this year? It’s no secret that white Canadians aren’t having enough babies to keep our population growing, much less keeping it steady. The baby boomers – who are selfish assholes, I must add – always made sure to get the best and keep the best for themselves. Sure, they will be the last ones to receive Canada pension, as there will be no more money left in it in another 20 years, but what the hell, as long as they have their collective selfish asses wiped then all is good.

Seeing as though regular ole “Steve” and “Joe” Canadian can no longer fill the pension tank for the baby boomers, Canadian liberal governments looked at the situation and thought that starting immediately, it better bring in a poo load of plantation workers or the biggest voting group in Canada are going to get very upset very soon when they find out there’s actually no money left for their treats and entitlements.

So, starting with Trudeau and the magic of multiculturalism, instead of working on any form of sustainablility or to fix the problems they had created, successive governments decided instead to use immigrants as plantation workers, to fill the needs of the most important group of people to ever walk the earth – baby frickin’ boomers.

PLUS, immigrants typically vote for those that brought them to the dance – in other words, liberals.

Don’t get me wrong though, when it comes to immigration, Conservative governments have acted like little cowards and have been useless as the day is long. And the current Conservative government is no different, because if they were then things WOULD be different, right? Right.

Secondly, immigration is a boom industry. Those is power can stack the refugee boards and panels with their friends, featherbedding themselves and their families, creating high paying government jobs for like-minded zombies who otherwise couldn’t find a decent job in the workforce because they are usually stupid, lazy, unskilled idiots.


I told you I was a magician. Case closed.

All Your Information Are Belong To Us

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

A new bill backed by the Obama White House would require all businesses to provide to the government data about employee pay as it relates to the sex, race and national origin of employee’s:

In an orchestrated effort that included a statement by President Barack Obama and an event at the White House featuring Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the president and his cabinet endorsed the Paycheck Fairness Act.
The House approved the act in 2009, but the Senate did not approve it. In the 111th Congress, both the House and the Senate have offered legislation that covers a wide range of workplace requirements and regulations, including training girls and women to become better at negotiating pay and benefits, and the establishment of a data base of U.S. workers’ pay in both the public and private sector.

The White House’s official line is that this bill is needed in order to achieve true pay equity among the sexes:

“Women make up nearly half of all workers on U.S. payrolls, and two-thirds of families with children are headed either by two working parents or by a single parent who works,” Biden said.
“Yet, the workplace has, for the most part, not changed to reflect these realities – and it must. Closing the gender pay gap, helping parents keep their jobs while balancing family responsibilities, and increasing workplace flexibility – these are not only women’s issues, they are issues of middle class economic security,” he said.

One thing American businesses need at this time; even more than relief from crushing taxes, a wealth destroying depression, and having zero access to any type of small business loans; even more than that, businesses need and want the government to step in and address the issue of “increasing workplace flexibility” and “helping families balance their responsibilities”.

Thank goodness for the forward-thinking Obama administration.

So this bill is all about pay equity, yes? Hahaha, surely you jest:

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Obama said it was discrimination in the workplace that is harming the economy and American families.
“Yet, even in 2010, women make only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. The gap is even more significant for working women of color, and it affects women across all education levels,” the statement said.

You see, it’s not wealth destroying personal and business taxes that are harming American families, or even insane and ill-advised government policies – it’s not even the absolute crippling deficits that are going to be thrust upon your children and great grandchildren: it’s workplace pay discrimination that’s the problem.

How will the government “fix” this? Simple – by opening up the books of every single business in America and MANDATING them to pay the EXACT same amount to each employee, no matter if those employees that make less are stupid, slow, retarded, illegal, uneducated or disabled.

Joleelo the cashier, who is blind in one eye and can’t see in the other, and can only do 1/3 of the work that the white devil Fred can, will now make the same as Fred. Fred’s ability be damned, Joleelo has 8 kids to feed.

Employers are not allowed to ask about race, sex or national origin when hiring an employee, but now they will be forced to supply the government with that information, even though technically they are not suppose to know it. Gawd help an employer who tells the government that Steve is a Native Indian when Steve is actually from Mainland China. Hell, Steve may be a chick.

It won’t stop there, of course, it never does and literally can’t. Next the government will want to know why the Piggly Wiggly has 14 employee’s, but only two are black, only one is a lesbian and only one has a limp. That isn’t a true representation of American society. Even if that Piggly Wiggly IS in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where the last African American spotted there was back in 1983. Too bad, Wiggly, pay the fine and move along.

This bill is yet another bone thrown to the snarling mutt trial lawyers that helped that halfrican American President roll up to power a year and a half back. This will be a BOON for trial lawyers. Sue, sue, sue.

Another nail in the coffin for American business.