Wednesday, March 26, 2008

CHRC Hearing Shorts

Going around the blogging nerdosphere:

Shorter Mark Steyn:

This battle to restore ancient liberties (like the presumption of innocence) will be won in the open air not in the fetid "hearing rooms" of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

Translation: We lost.

The Shorter Dawg:

The hearing room was only a little over half-full...

Translation: the revolution will not be attended.

The Shorter Deborah Gyapong: A day out of my life, that I will never get back.

Shorter Ezra: WHAT? NO EZRA? The lad has been stricken with silence.

27 comments:

Ti-Guy said...

Restoration of the presumption of innocence? I thought you made that bit up to mock Pit Stain, but I see he actually wrote it. From someone who's tried and convicted an entire demographic for conspiracy and terrorism, that seems rather precious.

Stain writes:

"I felt a huge sense of relief as my flight taxied down the runway and left Ottawa yesterday."

Didn't we all.

Anyway, Ezra's busy outing, ritually shaming and publicly humiliating a Moncton Muslim who sent him intemperate email and conducting a pogrom in his comment section. I see someone's home address was published, which could actionable. Is Ezra baiting people so they'll have charges laid against him?

Wingnut welfare sure does encourage indolence and bad behaviour.

Holly Stick said...

Meanwhile that bus driver with the scarf that Ezra got excited about has been charged with various traffic offences. Her name is Louise Rogers... not too Muslim-sounding to me.

http://tinyurl.com/3y53vk to CTV story.

Anonymous said...

As someone who grew up in a country where black government cars would appear at your residence in the middle of the night, this whole HRC thing reeks of totalitarianism. That you, bcl, are not fighting against this cruelly ironic fiasco is appalling. You call yourself an enlightened, tolerant Liberal, yet your words are hollow. You've not learned a thing from history, and there will be a stain upon this blog for fighting to repress free speech.

bigcitylib said...

Anon 1:14

Are you Ed Kennedy?

Ti-Guy said...

Her name is Louise Rogers... not too Muslim-sounding to me.

I saw that this morning and chuckled. Do I have to wonder whether some wingnut is speculating that her middle name might be, oh I don't know, Ayesha, perhaps?

Ti-Guy said...

As someone who grew up in a country where black government cars would appear at your residence in the middle of the night...

Well, move back to Alabama if you don't like it here.

Anonymous said...

Someone who grew up in a nation where "black government cars" came to your door and who can equate that with a human rights commission is a liar, heinously uninformed, or an idiot.

Ti-Guy said...

I'm going with liar. As someone who knows a lot of people who grew up in totalitarian regimes, the salient factor wasn't the issue of being held responsible for what you said...it was the impossibility of saying particular things to begin with.

These nutcases had better stop spending all of their time lying and focusing more on the powerful, non-state agents who really control our freedom of expression and who are commanding too much attention in the seat of democratic power.

fakename said...

"As someone who knows a lot of people who grew up in totalitarian regimes"

A harsh depiction of your fellow Sudburians. Idiots keep electing tax and spend Liberals to the Ont. leg. and they wonder why there is no business left in Ontario. Next stop: IMF.

Ti-Guy said...

A harsh depiction of your fellow Sudburians.

Sorry, not from Sudbury. And although I appreciate your (attempt at) wit as a welcome break from the idiots who normally troll here, I'd really prefer it if you didn't invent reality and would be more kindly disposed to you if you stayed on topic.

Otherwise, as we say in Northern Ontario...S.M.O.G.

passer-by said...

anon 1:52: ... is a liar, heinously uninformed, or an idiot.

ti-guy 2:23: I'm going with liar

These things are not mutually exclusive: it looks to me like there is a bit of all three here.

Anonymous said...

The black cars would come at night, when you are home with your wife and the children are in bed. They only ask that they wanted information on another person, that they didn't want you. All you had to do was come with them for a little while, that you'd be back home soon. They gave you enough assurances that even though you were afraid of what would happen, you would go along anyway because they sounded reasonable. And that was the last time people were seen.

The HRC is not a 'black car'. But it is the first tool used by totalitarian regimes to quiet dissent and to silence critics. You call it self-censorship, but the reality is that freedom of expression is seriously, seriously damaged through perfidious means like the HRC. In a free democratic society like Canada, the existence of these so-called 'commission courts' should be abolished.

Ti-Guy said...

These things are not mutually exclusive: it looks to me like there is a bit of all three here.

But heinously uninformed and idiot are normal and understandable human failings, so describing someone as such is being charitable.

Liar is a manifestation of moral corruption and with rightards, that's usually the safest bet.

Ti-Guy said...

Hey anony at 4:12...Why don't you start by naming this totalitarian country you were born in.

Let's start from there, shall we?

fakename said...

Ti-Guy, you claim to have lived in some not-so-democratic countries.

Would you say they are more, or less free than Canada?

Do they have human rights commissions, or hate speech show trials? What is the marginal tax rate like? Anyone get fired for not supporting gay marriage? Did Pinochet crack down on Christmas?

The butcher, baker, and candlestick maker are all arguably less free under liberal democracies than all but the most murderous regimes.

Anonymous said...

So to recap, the only similarity between a "black car" and a "human rights commission" is that both contain the letters R and C.

Ti-Guy said...

Sorry, Fake. I don't *do* Rightwing Inquisitions. Too stupid and pointless and not entertaining at all.

Do you have a special or amusing skill of some kind? Can you put on your lipstick with your boobs like Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club?

fakename said...

"Do you have a special or amusing skill of some kind?"

Yes, the godlike ability to provide insightful, informed social, political, and economic commentary and analysis. Fat load of good that does.

Ti-Guy said...

Fat load of good that does.

Are you kidding? Contact Regnery...they'll pay you to write a book.

Suggested title: "Thirty-Three Million Hitlers on Steroids : How Canada and Canadians Have Been Ruining Everything Since the Babylonian Expulsion."

fakename said...

Seen the political crap at Chapter's lately? New book out about how Trudeau was a "mystic". Guy famous for having the motto "Reason Before Passion" is a mystic. Right.

Socialist-mystic, lots of those.

I guess I should be grateful he's been downgraded from Magi.

Like the fiftieth book on Trudeau, all of them crap, and it's getting prominent product placement at Chapter's. You know why there is no Mulroney biography? Because people will find out he was actually redder than Trudeau.

bigcitylib said...

Why would anyone write a Mulroney biography when his autobiography is thick enough to keep you reading for 12 years?

fakename said...

Your (totalitarian) response reminds me of the Soviet Chess Federation's infamous response to Garry Kasparov's pleas for a title shot: "We already have a champion."

Ti-Guy said...

Why does anyone ever read any politically-themed book, auto-biography, hagiography or other?

I can't get through Bob Woodward's State of Denial...even a juicy, anti-Bush hit-piece just reads like so much high school gossip.

fakename said...

"Why does anyone ever read any politically-themed book, auto-biography, hagiography or other?"

To put pudendum like you in its place. Sometimes I pull out a copy of a long forgotten book like "Reign of Error" or some such tome and flip to a random page. It's amazing how much stuff that has been printed has been forgotten.

Ti-Guy said...

To put pudendum like you in its place.

What? Are you getting drunk (or drunker) or something? Or are you some cunt I dispatched at some point who's come back for seconds under some other pseudonym?

Anyway, try and make sense, at least.

stick to it said...

"Or are you some cunt I dispatched at some point who's come back for seconds..." - ti-guy

More likely people who escaped a bad smell.

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