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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Alleged dirt-bag sues blogger for linking

There's a character in Canada who allegedly likes to use their somewhat wacky libel and anti-discrimination laws as a)a lottery, and b)a way to silence anyone whose views he doesn't agree with.

It seems this person is inadvertently revealing the so-called Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) as a vile bunch of speech-code enforcing thought police. The CHRC are willing participants in his outrageous lawsuits, to the point where he is suing bloggers for linking to articles about him and allowing readers to comment.

Blazingcatfur--a Candadian blogger I have no personal connection to, but who was a fellow traveler for "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day"--is the target of one of this alleged dirt-bag's lawsuits. You can read about the situation here:

Blazing Cat Fur: Richard Warman Sues Blazingcatfur For Linking To "Far Right" Mark Steyn

Blazingcatfur is seeking donations to help him with his mounting legal bills. I encourage you to lend a hand.

I'm grateful for living in the United States of America where, unlike in Canada, legally sanctioned bodies can't work toward this:

I know there are some dimwits out there who think that America needs to limit free speech and impose laws like they have in Canada. But if you actually use your brains for a moment, do you REALLY want it to be this easy for alleged dirt-bags to go after and silence anyone they don't like while pretending they are doing it to further human rights?

I hope not. But if you do, I hope you'll join Randy Quaid north of the border.


  1. Interesting factoid:

    Blazingcatfur's wife is ALSO being sued by the alleged dirt-bag discussed above. Read about it here.

  2. I agree completely....
    Let's hope our fellow citizens value their rights to free speech as much as they should.