Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Post

Quickly now...

Eve Adams, a Tory turned Liberal, lost the Liberal nomination for the Eglinton-Lawrence riding:

Recruiting Eve Adams looked like an inexplicable plan for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in February, when the party held a marginal lead in the polls. By the time Sunday’s nomination meeting was over, it seemed like self-harm.

The Liberals of Eglinton-Lawrence rebuffed Ms. Adams’s bid to run for the party there, and at least symbolically, they rebuked Mr. Trudeau. This comes at a time when the Liberals, down in the polls, already seem to be sliding, and in a way that raises questions about Mr. Trudeau’s judgment.
How embarrassing for Justin Trudeau who must be baffled as to why people refused his hand-picked wonder. Anyone whose arrogance (and the Liberal Party is crammed to the rafters with such people) is the only thing that guides one's decision-making deserves such failure.

Obama's narcissism and sociopathy were on display in Ethiopia where he ignored (or just plain did not know) the political situation in that country and whined that democracy was just unfair to him:

I don't recall any other foreign leaders moaning about squabbles back home particularly when they could be a force for good. But, then again, most world leaders have some modicum of self-awareness and gravity about them.


At a press conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama said that as a half-black American, he knew how painful it was to be treated differently and that Kenyans should stop causing pain for Kenyan homosexuals by treating them as if they were somehow, you know, different. Obama’s apparent goal is to see fit that everyone—no matter his, her, or its sexual orientation—experiences an equal level of pain.

In the most diplomatic manner imaginable, Kenyatta told Obama to go get fucked by a tree stump. He said his countrymen had more pressing concerns than gay rights, which he called a “non-issue.” He also implied that for Obama to meddle in Kenyan culture would be a fool’s errand: “It’s very difficult for us to impose on people that which they themselves do not accept.” ...

But it seems like the Africans, God bless ‘em, are tired of being lectured by white Western progressives who seek not to truly help them, but only to ensnare them in their own neurotic web of guilt-laden psychodrama. Your average African peasant living on a diet of five peanuts and two dried lentils a week simply doesn’t have time for such trifles. When you’re frantically searching for a sip of water so you don’t dry up into human jerky and then get eaten by fellow villagers, gay rights suddenly don’t seem so urgent.

What else can Russia be doing?

Russia could be preparing for a space war, following the launch of three mysterious satellites within 18 months, according to U.S. military analysts.

The three spacecraft - which the Kremlin say are communication satellites - could be prototype weapons, say U.S military observers.

As is standard, Russia notified the United Nations of the launch of three of its Rodnik communication satellites last year, but also added a fourth, unexpected craft to the list.

(Sidebar: it's not like the UN is ever going to stop Russia or anything.) 

Great Danes were once thought to ward away ghosts and evil spirits, which was why Scooby was the perfect companion for those meddling kids. While that may not have been on the cartoon creators' minds while they were developing characters, there was a lot of debate about Scooby’s breed during the show’s conception.

scooby doo scooby doo scooby doo mystery incorporated scooby doo ...

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Night Special

Time to chill...

Swimming with dogs:

Irish citizens can now criticise Henry Tudor's marriage to Anne Boleyn

Almost 500 years after the fact, citizens of Ireland are finally allowed to freely criticize the marriage between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

In 1533, citizens were probably plenty angry about the union. After all, Henry changed the entire religion of England in order to annul his 18-year marriage to Catherine of Aragon (and after Pope Clement VII excommunicated him). Henry wasn't particularly interested in hearing anyone's negative feelings about his new special someone—so he made sure no one expressed them.

With a new piece of legislation called the Statute Law Revision Bill, Ireland recently repealed 5,782 laws that are no longer necessary (or relevant). The statute served to overturn 800 years worth of laws that, according to Simon Harris, the Irish Minister of State for Public Expenditure and Reform, serve "no purposes whatsoever other than to cloud and confuse those trying to read the statute book."

In addition to finally being able to trash talk Anne Boleyn, the Irish no longer have to spend the first Wednesday of the month fasting (1665) and are now allowed to openly eat both oatmeal and potatoes, even if said eaters aren't of "lower orders" (1817).

It's about damn time.

Not-so-popular children's books:

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Saturday Post

For this sultry week-end...

Ontario is Canada's California:

When credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s recently downgraded Ontario’s credit ranking, it assured higher interest payments down the road.

Typical of the Wynne government, it publicly downplayed the bad news and continued to forge ahead with its spending spree.

According to Sousa’s spokesperson, the downgrade will have “no material impact” on the government’s big borrowing and big spending agenda.

Of course not. Should we expect any different?

The Wynne government now carries $307 billion in debt, and it plans on spending $130 billion more on infrastructure pet projects over the next decade.

As a recent Bloomberg Business report stated, Ontario has now accumulated twice as much debt as California.

It’s the world’s most indebted sub-sovereign borrower.

And it has no plans to stop borrowing anytime soon.


I'm informed that your Commission (via your proxy) considers the word "crazy" an insult. ...

You swine. You vulgar little maggot. You worthless bag of filth. As they say in Texas, you couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions printed on the heel. You are a canker, an open wound. I would rather kiss the Law Society of Alberta than be seen with you.

You're a putrescent mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, and a weasel. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon. ...

It is hard to believe how incredibly stupid you are. Stupid as a stone that the other stones make fun of. So stupid that you have traveled far beyond stupid as we know it and into a new dimension of stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid cubed. Trans-stupid stupid. Stupid collapsed to a singularity where even the stupons have collapsed into stuponium. Stupid so dense that no intelligence can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot midday sun on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one minute than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. It cannot be possible that anything in our universe can really be this stupid. This is a primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. A pure extract of stupid with absolute stupid purity. Stupid beyond the laws of nature. 

There's even a petition.

Wow. This is as ugly as Trudeau's little stunt:

The federal NDP is encouraging parents who don’t need the newly enhanced universal child care benefit to donate the money to the party.

Hillary Clinton is set to testify before a House Committee on Benghazi:

Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, her presidential campaign said Saturday.

The committee did not immediately confirm the date for the former secretary of state’s appearance.

Campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said the Democratic candidate’s testimony will be public. Clinton’s lawyers and the Republican-led committee have been negotiating over the terms under which she might appeal before the committee.

Terms, my @$$. She can tell the truth or run her presidential campaign behind bars.

Also: no one in Kenya cares about the white Obama's imperialist opinions:

Who cares what some white communist Islamist-sympathiser like Obama thinks, anyway? The world does not revolve around cakes for gay weddings but people are awfully worried about those roving bands of well-armed lone wolves who rape children and throw homosexuals off of roofs.

Obama knows this and does not care. His malice is not ill-informed.

This guy was treated differently by ISIS.


IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits. 

 “These documents that we had to force out of the IRS prove that the agency used donor lists to audit supporters of organizations engaged in First Amendment-protected lawful political speech. And the snarky comments about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the obsession with Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPD show that the IRS was targeting critics of the Obama administration.”


Ted Cruz is clearly the right choice for president:

In a 19-minute speech on the Senate floor today, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) accused his fellow Republican and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of repeating a “simple lie” about a deal for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, and for ignoring amendments on issues that Americans truly care about, such as the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

“There are a host of amendments that the American people are focused on, things like defunding Planned Parenthood, after the gruesome video,” which came out this week and last week, said Sen. Cruz.

But “the Majority Leader doesn’t want to vote on that,” said Cruz. “That’s actually something the American people are focused on.”

It's called listening to the electorate, not "killing the messenger".


Pope Francis on Sunday denounced what he calls the “great powers” of the world for failing to act when there was intelligence indicating Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others were being transported to death camps in Europe during the Second World War.

He also decried the deaths of Christians in concentration camps in Russia under the Stalin dictatorship, which followed the war.

The pope’s harsh assessments came in impromptu remarks during his visit to Turin, northern Italy, when he told young people he understands how they find it hard to trust the world.

“The great powers had photographs of the railway routes that the trains took to the concentration camps, like Auschwitz, to kill the Jews, and also the Christians, and also the Roma, also the homosexuals,” Francis said, citing the death camp in Poland. “Tell me, why didn’t they bomb” those railroad routes?

Referring to concentration camps that came “a little later” in Russia, Francis wondered aloud: “How many Christians suffered, were killed” there?

Lamenting the cynicism of world players in the 1930s and 1940s, Francis said: “the great powers divided up Europe like a cake.”

He also cited what he called the “great tragedy of Armenia” in the last century. “So many died. I don’t know the figure, more than a million, certainly. But where were the great powers then? They were looking the other way,” the pope said.

John Paul II on 12 August 1993 in Denver, Colorado

And this is why you have fat children:

For all the parents who tell their kids to log off their devices and get outside – a new program may just keep them online a little longer.

North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS), an online school funded by the North Carolina General Assembly, is set to launch an online physical education class this coming school year.  
How will it work?  

“Teachers will provide video demonstration of a physical activity or sport, then students will practice those skills and build their own video portfolios to document their progress and display mastery,” a press release posted by the N.C. Department of Instruction explains.

The online gym class will provide those students enrolled in the virtual school with a well-rounded education, says Karen Creech, an instructional director.

Yeah, I'm sure those kids will get right on that.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday Post

The story so far...

The NDP and the Liberals are reportedly forming a coalition:

New Democrats say they'd two-step with the federal Liberals if it meant ousting Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives, but their prospective dance partner isn't hearing the music.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Thursday that his party has always seen the defeat of the Conservatives as a priority.

"We know that they've done a lot of harm, and we want to start repairing the damage that (Harper's) done," Mulcair said from Amherstburg, Ont., where he stopped as part of an eight-day tour.

"We've always worked with others in the past, but every time I've raised this prospect with Justin Trudeau, he's slammed the door on it."

The Liberal leader did that again on Thursday when asked in Winnipeg about the possibility of a formal coalition with the New Democrats.

"Although of course we are open to working with all parties in the House to pass good legislation and to ensure that Canadians' interests are served, there will be no formal coalition with the NDP," Trudeau said.

(Sidebar: it should be noted that Justin Trudeau says a lot of things and then does something else.)

It is what one calls "hedging one's bets". The Liberals might play it cool and pretend that their political differences are far too great to form a coalition with the NDP (some poor attempt at a scare tactic for both the Tories and the voters) but really their policies are not vastly different and desperation makes strange bed-fellows. As the election draws nearer, the likelihood of a coalition will be greater. Any attempt to unseat Harper is better than none at all.

But human rights commissions are crazy:

Instead of calling the crazy human rights commissions and their kangaroo court form of justice crazy, use the adjectives "insane", "morally corrupt", "fascist", "paranoid", "thin-skinned" and "pompous". These words may expose the human rights commission to ridicule but there is nothing sane or useful about it, anyway.

Also: the Fur makes its debut at The Rebel:

To make a long story short Chris Alexander was invited to speak at the Shia Eid event.

Some of the Shia were happy to see the invitation extended as Chris Alexander has greased the entry of certain Khomeinists into Canada for some bizarre reason.

Alexander was no doubt happy to accept because this is an election year and what harm could a little vote whoring do among crazed Khomeinists?

Boy was he wrong.

Read the whole thing.

Remember when Neville Chamberlain Obama said there would be peace with Iran in our time?

President Obama won’t allow Congress to review two key aspects of the Iranian Nuclear deal, Republican lawmakers learned from international partners last week. 
Under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the International Atomic Energy Agency would negotiate separately with Iran about the inspection of a facility long-suspected of being used to research long-range ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. 
“The Obama administration has failed to make public separate side deals that have been struck for the ‘inspection’ of one of the most important nuclear sites—the Parchin military complex,” said Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) in a statement Tuesday. “Not only does this violate the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, it is asking Congress to agree to a deal that it cannot review.” 
 The IAEA has been trying to gain access to the Parchin site since 2005, but Iran has refused, even as it apparently demolished various parts of the complex. “The hardliners do not want to grant any concessions unless Iran is suitably rewarded,” International Institute for Strategic Studies director Mark Fitzpatrick told the BBC in 2014, after reports emerged of explosions at the base.
The terms of the current agreement wouldn’t allow Congress to review any concessions the IAEA makes to get into the site. “Even members of Congress who are sympathetic to this deal cannot and must not accept a deal we aren’t even aware of,” said Pompeo.
(Sidebar: so goes Iran, so goes North Korea should the War-Monger-in-Chief ever get around to it which he probably won't because Koreans aren't that important of a voters' block.)

I'm sure those details can't be important.

Thank God people are worried about wedding cakes:

In our society, being gay means death. When Isis kills gays, most people are happy because they think we're sick.

It's like "Norma Rae" but more North Korean:

Fittingly, our story begins with a Chinese textile company that made prison uniforms. We don’t ordinarily think of Chinese prison-garment workers as overpaid, but then, some North Korean officials paid them a visit. The officials knew of a derelict factory in the extreme northeast of the workers’ paradise, where women would work 12 hours a day for 30 kilograms of rice a month. …

However, just one month after start of operations a major problem arose. The payment of white rice was not made as promised. Most of the angry female workers refused to come to work.

The white rice for the “monthly wage payments” was to be brought in by the Chinese company, then handed over to the workers via the county officials. That was the agreement. However, the officials first withheld about half of the rice as “army rice” before paying the workers. That’s what made the workers so angry.

The officers, in a panic, visited the homes of the workers to encourage them to come to work.

“The female workers sent the officers packing, saying, ‘How can you expect us to come to work when you will not pay us properly? We will starve!’ In North Korea today, if promises are not kept, any one will leave the workplace at the factory in the same way” …

If labor organizations proliferated throughout North Korea, they could eventually organize nationwide work stoppages and strikes. Here is an incident where a clandestine labor organization formed locally and spontaneously. It isn’t hard to believe that with a little support, more North Koreans at other factories and mines would organize, too.

Let's just hope they opt for transparency right from the start unlike some certain unions in Canada.


And now, the Tennessee Duck March (completely unrelated to "The Tennessee Waltz"):

In the 1930s, Frank Schutt, General Manager of the Peabody Hotel, thought it would be funny to have ducks in the hotel’s gigantic Italian marble fountain. So he brought in three small ducks from his personal flock to see how people reacted. The ducks were a hit, so they were soon replaced with five stately Mallards from a nearby farm.  

The ducks lived on the roof in a modest roost, but getting the ducks to and from the fountain was not an easy process. That is until 1940, when a bellman, Edward Pembroke, a former circus trainer, offered to teach the ducks to walk to the fountain, thus becoming the first Peabody Duckmaster, a post he held until his retirement in 1991. Even after all these years, Pembroke’s routine has remained unchanged to this day. 

The Tennessee Dip in the Pond

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mid-Week Post

Stuck in the middle...

Is the love affair with the Shiny Pony over and done with?

The Liberals are smarting at the unfairness of it all – Justin Trudeau has just hit a 12-month low in a Nanos Research poll that asks voters who they would pick as their preferred prime minister.

Tom Mulcair, the New Democratic Party leader, has, not coincidentally, hit a 12-month high.

The blame has been attached squarely to the Conservative heavy rotation attack ads that have targeted Trudeau as “just not ready” to be prime minister.

“One leader is attacked with a multi-million dollar ad campaign. The other isn’t. It’s not much more complicated,” said one senior Liberal.

But that is too glib an explanation. While it’s true that Trudeau’s personal numbers have fallen since the ads appeared at the end of May – 30.7 per cent preferred him as prime minister three months ago, compared with 23.3 per cent  this week – his year-high number was 35.8 per cent.

In other words, his reputation was bruised long before the Conservative campaign was launched. ...

Yet the person who put most doubt in the minds of the voting public was Trudeau himself. If the Conservatives and the NDP contributed to his fall from grace, many of the sins were his own.

While Mulcair was clear, Trudeau was vague — supporting the troops, but not the mission in Iraq; backing the Conservative anti-terror legislation, but opposing many of its measures.

His suggestion that if an election had not been looming, he would have voted against Bill C51 made him appear as cynical as his opponents – as did the decision to accept former Conservative MP, Eve Adams, into the Liberal caucus.

Flippant comments about “whipping out CF-18s,” admiration for China and budgets balancing themselves added to the sense that he may be in over his head – a habit one of his own MPs referred to as “bozo eruptions.”

Any ad against Justin Trudeau could be produced easily. Simply record any number of stupid things he has said and put it out there.

I think that about the time the October election rolls around, people will get scared and vote for the more competent of the choices for prime minister.

That will not be Justin Trudeau.

There really are two tiers of legality in Canada:

Stained by organized crime and demonized by multinational cigarette makers, aboriginal reserves in Ontario and Quebec known for their cheap smokes are finalizing rules to raise prices and drive the criminal elements out of the industry.

(Sidebar: yeah, that must be it. Oh, wait...)

Ontario, which should easily get power from its own hydroelectric and nuclear power plants, is in talks with Newfoundland to get energy from it:

Ontario is the latest customer to line up to purchase Newfoundland and Labrador’s growing supply of hydroelectricity in a move that could one day lead to a “national grid.”

The two provincial energy ministers will announce Monday they’re launching a study of the potential for Ontario to buy power from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant and the pending Gull Island development at Lower Churchill Falls, the National Post has learned. But power won’t start flowing west from Newfoundland for years to come as both projects and associated transmission lines are still years away from coming online.

This is the government Liberal voters wanted.


(Gracias, El Barto.)

A judge has ordered a new psychiatric assessment of convicted terrorist Chiheb Esseghaier.

Just as with Chattanooga shooter, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez (who apparently wanted to be an Islamic martyr), all Islamist terrorism (as lone wolf as it always seems to be) is the result of mental illness.

Or poverty.

Or global warming.

But not because of a seventh century war-monger or the book he wrote or because of deeply ingrained cultural beliefs that have been exercised in bloody fashion time and time again.

Moral culpability cannot ever enter the equation lest society at large embraces clear concepts of right and wrong and working values and dispenses with the utterly ludicrous delusions about Islamism.

Racism is alright when other people do it:

Public-housing officials have relocated a Caucasian family after they went public with allegations of racially charged bullying by their neighbours.

Internal documents suggest the stone-throwing and harassment by children running rampant had escalated at the Shaganappi Village complex after the family aired their complaints.

Blair France moved into the Calgary Housing Company complex with her husband and two children last November.

In April, she claimed her children were subject to racial taunts and punches from children who come from East African immigrant families, who form a significant presence among the complex’s roughly 900 residents.

When France had rocks thrown at her house in May, she wrote to the mayor and local media, and hosted an anti-bullying barbecue. The event made news nationwide. Their story was picked up by a British tabloid and was even circulated by the white supremacist website Stormfront.

While the barbecue went peacefully, documents obtained under a freedom-of-information request show that the problems quickly worsened. ...

France, who did not respond to Herald interview requests, claimed CHC contacted the alleged bullies she had named and told them that “if they don’t comply to the rules they will be kicked out.”

She said things worsened two days later, when neighbouring kids threatened to kill her children. “They are so scared, they don’t want to go to school or even outside,” wrote France. “We just need to move.”

Did the US scratch Putin's back for support on Iran?

It’s true that Ukraine is off the front pages of global news media, and that’s not good for a country that’s dependent on Western aid and sympathy and, at the same time, coveted by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a satellite state or at least a buffer against further expansion of NATO. Some Ukrainian and anti-Putin Russian commentators saw Nuland’s Kiev visit and her attempt to persuade the legislators as a sign that the U.S. is selling out Ukraine to Putin in exchange for his support for last week’s nuclear deal with Iran.

I would say yes.

And now, a three-fer:

If this husky-owner was away for ten minutes, as opposed to six weeks, would the dog still react the same way?

South Korea is super-cool:


This is so much like my dreams, it's scary:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday Post

Lots to say...

Who can claim the Child Tax Benefit:

Families with net incomes below $24,183 will get the maximum CCTB - including the full NCBS and the supplement for the third and each additional child - of:

        $290.41 per month ($3,485 per year) for the first child,
        $270.00 per month ($3,240 per year) for the second child, and
        $270.00 per month ($3,244 per year) for all other children in the family, along with any supplement for children under 7 that is applicable.

Families with net incomes between $24,183 and $41,544 will get the maximum basic CTB, the supplement for the third and each additional child, and a partial NCBS, along with any supplement for children under 7 that is applicable. Families with four or more children will also be entitled to a partial NCBS if their income is just above $41,544.

One and two-child families with net incomes between $41,544 and approximately $109,894 will receive partial benefits. Larger families may also be entitled to a partial CCTB if their income is above $109,894.

The annual Children’s Special Allowances amount will increase from $3,485. The monthly amount per child will increase from $290.41 in July 2011.  ….

Families that had net income below $24,183 in 2011 qualify for the maximum base benefit of the CCTB and maximum NCB Supplement.

Families that had net incomes between $24,183 and $41,544 in 2011 qualify for the maximum base benefit of the CCTB and part of the NCB Supplement.

Families that had net incomes above $41,544 in 2011 qualify for a part of the base benefit of the CCTB.
Making Justin Trudeau's comment here:

Justin Trudeau is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to the Conservative government's newly enhanced universal child care benefit.

The Liberal leader maintains it's wrong to give the benefit to wealthy families that don't need help raising their kids. And to underscore that point, he's going to give his own family's windfall to charity.

(SidebarPro-abortion Justin Trudeau's admiration for the "basic dictatorship" of baby-killing China and his taking money from schools and charities can't be blotted out with that stunt. Nice try, Shiny Pony.)

... stupid.

How can a family with an annual salary of forty thousand dollars be considered high-rollers? How many wealthy families does Justin Trudeau think exist in Canada?

Justin Trudeau doesn't make clear how his tax credit for families will work but one can't expect a trustifarian to go into those sorts of details. That's what Dad's accountants were for.

I would suggest that Elizabeth May was excluded from the August 6th debates because not only is her party's representation miniscule, she is also a crazy drunk:

May has been shut out of TVA’s French-language debate and events being put on by the non-profit Munk Foundation and the Globe and Mail. The Globe said in a statement that it only invited to its debate leaders of parties “that have official status in the House of Commons” — by definition, parties with at least 12 sitting MPs.

Charles Krauthammer's take on the Iran deal:

Oh, Planned Parenthood! Will you ever learn?

A second video allegedly showing a senior Planned Parenthood official negotiating for fetal tissue and fetal parts for profit has been released.

In the video, released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), Dr. Mary Gatter, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s for-profit Medical Directors’ Council, is seen haggling over prices of fetal parts. 

When Gatter initially asked for $75 per part, the undercover investigators countered with $100 -- which Gatter readily accepted. These negotiations came after Gatter said she didn't want to make an opening offer because "in negotiations, the person who throws out the first figure is at a loss, right?"

"I don't want to lowball," she said moments later. Towards the end of the video, Gatter jokes that she “wants a Lamborghini.”
 The denial of these recorded events has reached the "no, he's a lone wolf jihadi" level of stupidity. If one wants to see Planned Parenthood take a hit, audit Cecile Richards.

Well, this is strange:

A South Korean government spy was found dead Saturday, in what appeared to be a suicide, alongside a note that seemed to comment on the recent revelation that the spy agency had acquired hacking programs capable of intercepting communications on cellphones and computers, the police said.


The ANSWER Coalition, a well known far-left organization, is inviting Americans to join a “unique opportunity to travel to North Korea.” The group claims that the government-guided trip will show participants that “corporate-owned mainstream media” has “demonized” the country’s dictatorship, and that the United States of America should normalize relations with North Korea as it has done with Cuba.
No, visiting the still-communist North Korea will not change things just as visiting the still-communist Cuba won't change things.

Just impeach this useless piece of crap already:

During an interview on the Daily Show, President Obama insisted that the IRS scandal isn’t real. He blames Republicans for not providing enough money to the federal agency to allow it to do its job.

And now, sometimes translations are done poorly yet hilariously: