Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Day We Were Forever Changed

I wrote "The Day We Were Forever Changed" on the first anniversary of 9.11. Eight years later I cannot forget!

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “
- President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

September 11th, 2001.
I will NEVER forget.
God Bless America. God Bless Canada.
God Bless our troops & our first responders.
God Bless the families of those died on 9.11.01

I've been there when the soldiers go to war, you can bet they remember what they are fighting for. Have you forgotten? (Darryl Worley)


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

"Blame Bush"

I am still amused at President Obama supporters & sycophants, who keep insisting that 'poor Obama' inherited a bad economy and a "mess of a country" from President Bush, and as such, all his failed efforts to date should still be blamed on President Bush

None months into this failed Obama presidency, the "Blame Bush" mantra, like most of the lefts tired clichés, is becoming old & utterly irrelevant.

Edward Smith didn't build the Titanic, but he was 'chosen' to captain it.
When the "unsinkable" ship hit an iceberg and sank, the Captain went down with the ship.

Remember This?

Obama's Declining National Support

Positively Pickled

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Free Speech Wins In Canada

Source: Ed Morrissey, HOTAIR.com

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has finally declared what everyone already knew after the persecution of Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant. It ruled Section 13 of the country’s hate-speech law an unconstitutional violation of free speech, especially as applied in the Internet age. The ruling essentially ends the career of Richard Warman, who has been just about the only complainant to invoke Section 13 over the last ten years:

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Section 13, Canada’s much maligned human rights hate speech law, is an unconstitutional violation of the Charter right to free expression because of its penalty provisions.

The decision released this morning by Tribunal chair Athanasios Hadjis appears to strip the Canadian Human Rights Commission of its controversial legal mandate to pursue hate on the Internet, which it has strenuously defended against complaints of censorship. …

This criticism about a penal law masquerading as a remedial one echoes that of Richard Moon, a law professor hired by the CHRC last year to provide an expert analysis of their online hate speech mandate. In essence, his advice was that it could not be done fairly, and so should not be done at all.

Ezra Levant, who lost a lot of time and money fighting off spurious Section 13 complaints, noted six months ago that the CHRT had suspended penalties under Section 13, but not investigations and prosecutions. This appears to put an end to all of it. Warman can appeal to the courts, but they may be reluctant to reverse the CHRT’s eviscerating of its own jurisdiction.

Moon had this right all along. When government tells you what you can and cannot say in the political context, then free speech is essentially dead. Section 13 created an enormously intimidating device for anyone who wants to argue their beliefs in the public square in Canada. Even in just a “remedial” mode, it creates an atmosphere where people have to worry whether their speech will create a necessity to seek government approval, and the costs of defending speech become so onerous as to silence people.

The best cure for bad speech is more speech. Governments that have the power to silence speech for its offensiveness have the power to silence dissent. Canada took a big step in the direction of freedom today.

IT'S ABOUT TIME! Warman must be pissed!!! All the more reason to celebrate.

I am proud to be Canadian!

Can we please REPEAL Section 13 of CHRA in its entirety? Better yet, can we completely dismantle this joke of a "human rights" commission or at least get rid of that idiot Barbara Hall and her sycophants. SHE OFFENDS ME.

Just read this comment on the National Post website.

Athol, 02:53 PM EDT · Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Free expression can often be offensive. Sometimes offense or opinion outside the main, causes people to think, push back and act. Let´s not be so so cavalier about the usurping of our rights so easily again. This is a good day and let´s make sure the act actually gets eliminated in law. There are a lot of courageous bloggers and journalists in Canada who deserve a lot of credit for trying keep the spotlight on this erosion of our rights. Thank you.

Amen!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!