29 March 2010

UPDATE: Guy Earle trial

No big surprise here...pretend court... pretend judge... what's an actual honest-to-goodness lawyer gonna do...

"I find this difficult because of my obligation as a lawyer to the courts. In 30 years of practice I've never been in a situation like this," said Miller, packing up his law bags.

"This is high-handed. I can't consent to it. I'd be consenting to an illegal process, so I have to leave."
More here.

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UPDATE: It's not a legal procedure...

...it's a clusterfuck on mescaline
"I sat in the waiting room for a few minutes, as a Human Rights Tribunal employee explained that the room was full and that only those who had a “number” would be allowed in."

"How would one go about getting a number? He didn’t know. How appropriately Kafkaesque."
Dave's not here, man.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"These two women weren't being denied a job, health care, apartment or the right to adopt a dog. They screwed with a professional comedian and got their butts handed to them at a small club."
But, apparently, in Canada... hurt feelings equals big cash payout.

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LAST WORD: We have the jurisprudence
"I'm not a lawyer but I'm pretty sure that ain't legal. Maybe they'll make Guy move to whatever jurisdiction they find him guilty in - say Germany circa 1938."
Shshhhh... don't give them any more ideas.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/happy-passover/blog-56547/

Happy pass over

langmann said...

This thing is run with all the formality and process as a high school trip to the pricipal's office for throwing snowballs.

what a joke. get rid of them.

What I cannot understand is how this thing even got anywhere. These two women weren't being denied a job, health care, apartment or the right to adopt a dog. They screwed with a professional comedian and got their butts handed to them at a small club.

Honey Pot said...

It really is just too funny. Can you imagine the jokes that Earle will be able to come up with, "Two lesbians walk into a bar..."

I love his line he says before he starts a performance now, "Is there anyone out there in the audience that belongs to a protected species?"

I just know the hrc is going to get together with the cbc to have a sensitive comedy hour show, for the protected species amongst us.

Neo Conservative said...

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"hp says... the hrc is going to get together with the cbc to have a sensitive comedy hour show"

oh, please... don't give them any ideas.

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langmann said...

Yeah, the HRC should get back to doing what it does best: taking park spots away from handicapped people.

Fricking Ministry of Silly Walks.

Tom Brodbeck said...

Free speech doesn’t mean you can say anything you want publicly.
There’s something called hate propaganda in Canada and it is illegal.
From the Criminal Code of Canada:
319. (1) Every one who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is guilty of
(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or
(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Wilful promotion of hatred
(2) Every one who, by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, wilfully promotes hatred against any identifiable group is guilty of
(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or
(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.
The law clearly shows you can’t just say publicly whatever you want, not in newspapers, not in broadcast, not on the Internet, and not in a night club either.
Apparently Guy Earle doesn't understand the law.

Neo Conservative said...

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"Tom Brodbeck says... Guy Earle doesn't understand the law."

not like the political appointees running the kangaroo chrc tribunals, huh?

you wanna talk about prosecuting violations of the criminal code... let's talk about using real courts & actual judges... instead of these star chambers that can deke around actual legal procedure. you know, tom... a place that requires you to meet a legal standard of proof.

you okay with that... or you figure we should just start censoring people willy-nilly?

and, hey... maybe we can start with actual haters... instead of, you know... comedians.

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Tom Brodbeck said...

If anyone on this blog would like to challenge my arguments, I challenge you to do it in a public fourm with me. You up for it Neo Conservative? Seriously. Call me at 1-204-632-2742. I’ll set it up. I bet you don’t have the balls.

Neo Conservative said...

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dear tom... your concern about "my balls"... is quite touching...

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natasha said...

"Tom Brodbeck" impersonator: http://mooseandsquirrel.ca/2010/03/29/08:45/the-guy-earle-human-rights-inquisition-begins-today/#comment-4379

He has no "public fourm" (sic) because he's a lyin' nobody, and the only one with no balls who hides behind someone else.

JA Goneaux said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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"natasha says... he's a lyin' nobody"

that would make sense... this "challenge" was so off the wall... it just had to be some dishonest little wanker like "liberal supporter".

'cos that's just how these lunatic leftbots roll.

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