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Michael Steele Bondage-Gate FALLOUT: RNC Taking Heat After Topless Club Scandal

Michael Steele Bondage-Gate FALLOUT: RNC Taking Heat After Topless Club Scandal

Commented Apr 1, 2010 at 11:36:57 in Politics

“Hope she takes the teapartiers and forms a third party. 2012 could be one humdinger of an election season.”

Paintio on Apr 1, 2010 at 11:53:11

“Mmmm, that looks delicious....”
2010 Census: Officials Worry Low Response Rate Is Form Of Anti-Government Protest

2010 Census: Officials Worry Low Response Rate Is Form Of Anti-Government Protest

Commented Mar 29, 2010 at 10:15:38 in Politics

“So that's a net gain of $17,000 for the federal government, every little bit counts.”
Hutaree Christian Militia Among Targets Of FBI Raids In Three States

Hutaree Christian Militia Among Targets Of FBI Raids In Three States

Commented Mar 29, 2010 at 09:58:03 in Religion

“With your sword of righteousness.”
NPR Bans 'Pro-Life,' 'Pro-Choice' Phrases

NPR Bans 'Pro-Life,' 'Pro-Choice' Phrases

Commented Mar 29, 2010 at 07:29:45 in Media

“Next they need to replace Global Warming with Unpredictable Catastrophic Climate Change.”
Felony Marijuana Cases Getting Tossed Out Of Court

Felony Marijuana Cases Getting Tossed Out Of Court

Commented Mar 29, 2010 at 07:20:51 in Los Angeles

“Stock tip; buy Ford /John Deere, sell Harley Davidson.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 22:47:04 in College

“Hate speech is prohibited in Canada, hate speech from the left or hate speech from the right, or hate speech from the gutter.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 15:08:43 in College

“Mark Steyn is a member of the antii-Islamist that sponsored this event. Hardly a respected commentator.”

flossophy on Mar 24, 2010 at 15:31:32

“The irony is that he is one of the most respected commentators in the US.

Who told you that he wasn't?”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 15:04:13 in College

“I support the prohibition of hate speech, that is why the legislation exists it, It's the will of the people.

Hate speech simply is lying (revisionist history, silly science...) and bullying (rallying the mob,...). If your speech meets with the following, it is not prohibited.

Section 319(3) of the Code provides a number of defences to the charge of wilfully promoting hatred:

No person shall be convicted of an offence under subsection (2)

(a) if he establishes that the statements communicated were true;

(b) if, in good faith, he expressed or attempted to establish by argument an opinion on a religious subject;

(c) if the statements were relevant to any subject of public interest, the discussion of which was for the public benefit, and if on reasonable grounds he believed them to be true; or

(d) if, in good faith, he intended to point out, for the purpose of removal, matters producing or tending to produce feelings of hatred towards an identifiable group in Canada.”

CharlieMarlowe on Mar 24, 2010 at 15:10:41

“My comment here is directed at Flossophy”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 14:49:20 in College

“She has the right to free speech, not hate speech. Public discourse in the United States is often hateful. The tea baggers only last weekend shouting long vilified historical invectives at elected members of your government. Your country views it as acceptable public speech, in Canada we do not. Hate speech is not tolerated in Canada, by law or by social convention.”

flossophy on Mar 24, 2010 at 14:54:00

“So you are okay with government regulated speech?

This is an illiberal notion.

Canada will learn eventually that you do not combat ha.te speech by restricting it... you allow it to be shunned in the cold light of free and open debate.

Good luck with that.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 14:30:00 in College

“In Canada hate speech from liberals is also prohibited.”

vimmryan on Mar 24, 2010 at 14:33:03

“Yes...”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 14:22:24 in College

“Hate speech.”

cybolt on Mar 24, 2010 at 14:37:02

“Pre-supposes content.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 14:17:43 in College

“Holocast deniers would fall foul of Canadian law based on:

No person shall be convicted of an offence under subsection (2)

(a) if he establishes that the statements communicated were true;”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 14:13:23 in College

““Here is more detail about her tour from the Globe & Mail.

"Her tour is being organized by the International Free Press Society, a group whose website presents Islam as the pre-eminent threat to democracy and free speech across the western world.

“This jihad, like all jihads before it, will continue until a sharia-based caliphate rules the world, or until it is defeated,” the society's policy statement says.

Among it's board of advisers are conservative bloggers Ezra Levant and Kathy Shaidle, polemicist Mark Steyn and far-right Dutch political leader Geert Wilders.

Ms. Coulter's reported $10,000-per-speech fee, meanwhile, is being covered with the assistance of the Claire Boothe Luce Policy Institute, an American outfit that calls itself the “home of conservative women leaders.” It lists Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin among those who “have inspired millions and impacted the world for the better.”””
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 14:07:34 in College

“She has the right to free speech, not hate speech. Public discourse in the United States is often hateful. The teabaggers only last weekend shouting long villified historical invectives at elected members of your government. Your country views it as acceptable public speech, in Canada we do not. Hate speech is not tolerated in Canada, by law or by social convention. Peace, order and good government. That's freedom to me.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 13:54:27 in College

“Well said! We have the right to silence too.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 13:44:26 in College

“Canada does not outlaw free speech. Free speech is protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, (our 'constitution'.) Hate speech is specifically prohibited, it is not free speech. We don't fear government like Americans do, they work for us, our laws reflect our values.”

EndRacismNow on Mar 24, 2010 at 13:51:50

“So in other words, a type of speech that the Canadian government doesn't like is not free speech. Be very careful. You may love your government that can give you all sorts of social services because they don't have to spend a dime on defense since it is a protectorate of the United States, but you are on the slippery slope to total censorship. The next step will probably be any criticism of the government outlawed as 'not free speech'.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 13:25:02 in College

“At Western. Coulter told a 17-year-old Muslim student to "take a camel" instead of the flying carpet she has previously suggested Muslims use for transportation.

In this country Muslims are our neighbours and friends, hate speech against them is hate speech against all of us.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 13:20:47 in College

“Hate speech is not free speech. The Criminal Code of Canada prohibits the advocacy or promotion of genocide, the incitement of hatred against an identifiable group, when this incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace, and the wilful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group.”

EndRacismNow on Mar 24, 2010 at 13:24:30

“Those are bad things and Canada has the right to outlaw free speech. They don't have the American Constitution. My problem is that once you allow government to censor one thing, it won't be long till they start censoring other speech.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 13:08:28 in College

“I don't remember free speech being tolerated by US authorities during the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement. The hate speech then came from public officials.”

freethinkergirl on Mar 24, 2010 at 13:11:05

“Exactly.”
Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

Commented Mar 24, 2010 at 11:59:45 in College

“American woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don’t come hangin’ around my door
Don’t wanna see your face no more
I don’t need your war machines
I don’t need your ghetto scenes
Coloured lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else’s eyes
Now woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be.
The Guess Who 1970”
Canadian University Tells Ann Coulter To Watch Her Mouth

Canadian University Tells Ann Coulter To Watch Her Mouth

Commented Mar 22, 2010 at 19:58:14 in College

“"Part of an exchange between Ann Coulter and CBC news host Bob McKeown:

Coulter: "Canada used to be one of our most loyal friends and vice-versa. I mean Canada sent troops to Vietnam - was Vietnam less containable and more of a threat than Saddam Hussein?"

McKeown interrupts: "Canada didn't send troops to Vietnam."

Coulter: "I don't think that's right."

McKeown: "Canada did not send troops to Vietnam."

Coulter (looking desperate): "Indochina?"

McKeown: "Uh no. Canada ...second World War of course. Korea. Yes. Vietnam No."

Coulter: "I think you're wrong."

McKeown: "No, took a pass on Vietnam."

Coulter: "I think you're wrong."

McKeown: "No, Australia was there, not Canada."

Coulter: "I think Canada sent troops."

McKeown: "No."

Coulter: "Well. I'll get back to you on that."

McKeown tags out in script:

"Coulter never got back to us -- but for the record, like Iraq, Canada sent no troops to Vietnam."”

tkondaks on Mar 22, 2010 at 20:33:41

“Coulter was right; McKeown was 100% wrong.

Canada under Lester B. Pearson most certainly sent troops to Vietnam. Trudean took them out:

http://www.mcgill.ca/maritimelaw/history/trudeau/

There were also peace-keeping troops in '73 from Canada.

Did McKeown apologise to Coulter for being wrong? I doubt it.”

Diplomacy on Mar 22, 2010 at 20:10:31

“McKeown is CORRECT. Ann Coulter is WRONG as usual.

Canadian Armed Forces were NOT in Vietnam, nor did they go to IRAQ.”
Canadian University Tells Ann Coulter To Watch Her Mouth

Canadian University Tells Ann Coulter To Watch Her Mouth

Commented Mar 22, 2010 at 19:32:44 in College

“She was invited by the Campus Conservatives, see my post above. She's also speaking at Western & U Calgary.”

elizlucinda on Mar 22, 2010 at 19:41:24

“Western...oh good golly.....The party University..party on”
Canadian University Tells Ann Coulter To Watch Her Mouth

Canadian University Tells Ann Coulter To Watch Her Mouth

Commented Mar 22, 2010 at 19:29:24 in College

“Here is more detail about her tour from the Globe & Mail.

"Her tour is being organized by the International Free Press Society, a group whose website presents Islam as the pre-eminent threat to democracy and free speech across the western world.

“This jihad, like all jihads before it, will continue until a sharia-based caliphate rules the world, or until it is defeated,” the society's policy statement says.

Among it's board of advisers are conservative bloggers Ezra Levant and Kathy Shaidle, polemicist Mark Steyn and far-right Dutch political leader Geert Wilders.

Ms. Coulter's reported $10,000-per-speech fee, meanwhile, is being covered with the assistance of the Claire Boothe Luce Policy Institute, an American outfit that calls itself the “home of conservative women leaders.” It lists Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin among those who “have inspired millions and impacted the world for the better.””

interlude on Mar 22, 2010 at 19:54:40

“I didn't realize the Claire Boothe Luce Policy Institute was a breeding ground for hate. Good to know.

Hitler inspired millions (and still does) and had an impact on the world, too.”

CintiBlue on Mar 22, 2010 at 19:39:07

“Love the Thatcher/Palin mention.

When I saw Palin reading her cheat sheet hand, my immediately mental image was this pathetic woman at a podium next to the Prime Minister. I'm no Thatcher fan, but the "in the same category " stuff based on femaleness is beyond ignorant.”

bridge to somewhere on Mar 22, 2010 at 19:38:42

“"the pre-eminent threat to democracy and free speech across the western world."

I thought that was the Roberts SCOTUS....”
Israel: No Building Restrictions In East Jerusalem

Israel: No Building Restrictions In East Jerusalem

Commented Mar 22, 2010 at 10:17:53 in World

“The headline should read "Occupied East Jerusalem".”
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