We’ve been reminded by The Shaidle to keep flogging our brand new ‘Freespeecher’ tees, now available in two styles (girly-girl edition soon), and a wide variety of exciting colours. We only get $1 per shirt, so you can save your money to spend it on stamps & envelopes to keep pushing back against the enemies for free speech, Canada, and those two guys we feature on the site.
If you have any worthwhile notions about other colours, styles, or products for our FreeMarkSteyn Swag-heap, just let us know.
“We need his brains and that lovely beard of his,
and if he chucks himself out the window
it will only look like a victory
for the Canadian thought police.”
~ Nrotc ~
~ STEYN: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR— STEYN ON HARI ON AMIS ON STEYN: The wheel comes full circle …. (independent)
~ MARK STEYN: Sins of the “Prayers for the Assassin” reviewer …. (nrotc)
Dear Ever-Growing Army of Pre-Dead Minions:
M-446 — January 30, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, subsection 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act should be deleted from the Act.
The Section in Question:
13. (1) It is a discriminatory practice for a person or a group of persons acting in concert to communicate telephonically or to cause to be so communicated, repeatedly, in whole or in part by means of the facilities of a telecommunication undertaking within the legislative authority of Parliament, any matter that is likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt by reason of the fact that that person or those persons are identifiable on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination.
Second, take time to mail your MP & the PM’s Office. Now. “Support & vote Yes on M-446.”
Third: Spread The Word.
Prime Minister (Right Hon.) Stephen Harper: email@example.com
Liberal (Hon.) Stéphane Dion: Dion.S@parl.gc.ca
NDP Leader (Hon.) Jack Layton: LaytoJ@parl.gc.ca
BQ Leader (Hon.) Gilles Duceppe: DucepG@parl.gc.ca
– To contact your Canadian Senators, see: List of Canadian Senators
Word from a comment: “My hubby used to work in an MP’s office – a hand written and addressed letter sent through the post office has far more impact than an email. An MP will assume that a hand written letter represents the opinions of 100 people who didn’t bother to write.“
Mark Steyn News
~ FREEDOM OF SPEECH: “YOU CAN’T CHARGE ME FOR POSSESSING A THOUGHT”— Fair trials for wannabe-jihadists – and the Archbishop’s new “thoughtless crime” …. (nrotc)
~ SOCON.CA— HRC Star Chambers: One in a town near you …. (socon.ca)
“Among the calamities of war may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages. A peace will equally leave the warrior and relater of wars destitute of employment; and I know not whether more is to be dreaded from streets filled with soldiers accustomed to plunder, or from garrets filled with scribblers accustomed to lie.”
~ Samuel Johnson ~
~ STEYN: THE CANADIAN ISLAMIC CONGRESS vs MACLEAN’S– I LIKE ICKE! David says Steyn’s another Warman …. (steynonline)
~ VIA STEYN– “THE ACCUSATION OF GUILT IS THE EVIDENCE OF GUILT”: With friends like these Mark Steyn, Ezra Levant, and Maclean’s magazine don’t need enemies …. (pundita.blog)
~ “PUBLISHERS SHOULD BE FREE TO PUBLISH WHATEVER”: UBC students make more sense than Elmo’s Kids …. (ubyssey.ca)
~ HELLO THERE! “I’d like a heavier set of shackles, jailer, please”.. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Wotsisname, isn’t happy with England’s laws against free speech; he wants tougher ones …. (kraalspace.blog)
Too late in the day for pretty pictures and such. You’ll just have to suffice yourselves with the cornucopaeia of news & backgrounder stuff.. Binks
~ THE INTERIM EDITORIAL: “Human rights tribunals – curb ’em or close ’em” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ S. WRAY GREGOIRE: “Thank goodness we live in Canada where we have the freedom to say and think whatever we want to, right?” …. (proudtobecanadian)
~ SHAIDLE TV-UPDATE: The Lights! The Cameras!! “Well, I made the liberal lawyer huff a teeny bit so I’m happy. What happened? I can never remember clearly” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ CURRIE V. Kinsella: “So, Where’s my Writ??” …. (jaycurrie)
~ MACADAMIA BLOG: “We’ve heard from the crazies… How about we give equal time to the secular Muslim Canadian Congress?” …. (hallsofmacadamia.blog)