Thursday, April 10, 2008

Canadian Bloggers under threat

I had never heard of Richard Warman, but he seems to be one of these interfering busybodies who believes that Human Rights laws should be used to protect various special interest groups from offence. In this capacity, he seems to delight in using Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights laws to sue assorted internet sites and, of course, bloggers.

Via Prodicus, it seems that Warman is now attempting to sue and shut down a number of Conservative Canadian bloggers. Ezra Levant has a detailed post about the background, whilst Five Feet Of Fury sums up.
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

Richard Warman used to work for the notorious Human Rights Commission, which runs the "kangaroo courts" who’ve charged Mark Steyn with "flagrant Islamophobia."

Richard Warman has brought almost half these cases single-handledly, getting websites he doesn’t like shut down, and making tens of thousands of tax free dollars in "compensation" out of web site owners who can’t afford to fight back or don’t even realize they can.

The province of British Columbia had to pass a special law to stop Richard Warman from suing libraries because they carried books he didn't approve of.

Richard Warman also wants to ban international websites he doesn’t like from being seen by Canadians.

The folks named in his new law suit are the very bloggers who have been most outspoken in their criticism of Warman’s methods.


Now, I am going to support these guys for a couple of reasons. The first is that this is yet another assault on bloggers' right to say what the fuck we want and should be opposed on that basis alone.

Second, Richard Warman sounds like precisely the kind of fucking holier-than-thou, busy-body, bureauwanking, bansturbating turd-sandwich that should be beaten to death with his own cock.

Rally round, o bloggers!


Blue Eyes said...

The solution to these sensitive fuckwits is quite simple: we need a US-style black and white statute that says "everyone has the freedom of speech" (with a possible exception for incitement to violence).

I am quite disappointed to hear that this fuckwittery happens in relatively sensible Canadia.

Anonymous said...

I'd be surprised if you could find his cock much less beat him to death with it which, of course, he so richly deserves.

I'd recommend beating him to death with the texts of as many of the world's religions as possible.

JuliaM said...

"..relatively sensible Canadia...."

You jest, surely..?

Look, I liked the image of Canada as presented in 'Due South' just as much as the next person, but it is actually absolutely crammed full of looney left moonbats. Some of them could give our bunch a run for their money...

John A said...

Slight modification to the history: this twitter used to bring 50% of such (section 13 - great number...) suits until a couple of years ago. For a few years, he has brought all of them. Nationwide. He and his puppet court are the only people who have not quite decided it is idiocy.