So Much For That Idea

April 10th, 2008

Yesterday at work I decided to put an end to At Home in Hespeler. It was done, had run it’s course, and was clearly not a growth operation. Furthermore, blogger fatigue set in some time ago, and it has been a monumental chore to sit and type something, anything for the better part of a year if not longer. Then when I got home I checked my usual blogs (see sidebar) and what did I find?

Richard “The Boy Named Sue” Warman has finally filed his statement of claim.

Canada’s busiest litigant, serial “human rights” complainant and — the guy Mark Steyn has called “Canada’s most sensitive man” — Richard Warman is now suing his most vocal critics — including me.

The suit names:

• Ezra Levant (famous for his stirring YouTube video of his confrontation with the Canadian Human Rights tribunal after he published the “Mohammed Cartoons”)
• (Canada’s answer to
• Kate McMillan of
• Jonathan Kay of the National Post daily newspaper and its in-house blog
• and me, Kathy Shaidle of

Well walking out on a day like that felt wrong and after a days thought, I’ve changed my mind. This fight is my fight too. It is a fight for free speech, it is a fight for the blogosphere in Canada. My small part is to keep talking, to accept the responsibility that comes with freedom of speech, and to add some money into the paypal accounts of the four blogs involved:

Kathy Shaidle of Five Feet Of Fury
Kate McMillan of Small Dead Animals
Free Dominion
Ezra Levant

All four have donation buttons and could use the help right now.

It should also be noted that the National Post, and it’s writer Jonathan Kay have also been named, although I’m guessing they aren’t looking for donations for a defence fund.

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  1. Joanne (True Blue)
    April 10th, 2008 at 17:36 | #1

    I’m glad you’re not packing it in here.

    This might be the one issue that ends up uniting bloggers from right across the Canadian political spectrum.

  2. ladee_J
    April 10th, 2008 at 18:51 | #2

    I am happy you are back!…we need all the voices we can muster to fight this injustice and besides I enjoy reading your blog!!

  3. BBS
    April 10th, 2008 at 19:40 | #3

    Definitely glad to hear that you’re hanging around.

  4. Blazing Cat Fur
    April 11th, 2008 at 05:18 | #4

    Good stuff!

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