Tuesday, August 19, 2008

And the BLOGGER gazed upon her e-mail... and saw that it was GOOD.

Last night something came up in my Google alerts that looked interesting. It was a post at Court.ca, the Osgoode Law School blog, that seemed to indicate the complaint filed by the 42 Religious Groups™ against Justice McLachlin wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

So I clicked: 404. Damn. Google cache yielded nothing, obviously it was too recent a post. Fuck. But to my coffee-spewing delight, an email from Christopher Bird, the author of the post, informs me that the post is up now, baby, and WOOHOOHAHAHAHA, YES!

Christopher picks up the 42 Religious Groups™©® ball and runs with that awhile:
"In short, the list of “42 organizations” is shockingly dishonest even before it says anything, seeking to portray individuals as political organizations and overstating the political impact of the actual organizations by falsely multiplying their number."
...then he gets into the legal meat of the complaint itself and kicks its ass around the block.

Christopher winds up for the TKO:

"Of all the allegations contained within this deeply spurious letter, this is the most serious, which is no doubt why it led Chief Justice McLachlin to take the rare step of publicly addressing the matter. She explained that she did not lead discussion or even vote for Morgentaler, but merely chaired the meeting to make sure that the vote is conducted fairly. In response to this eminently reasonable answer, the Canada Family Action Coalition complained that she did not address their spurious complaints and insulted her repeatedly.

The Canada Family Action Coalition and their “42 organizations” have misrepresented themselves, misrepresented Chief Justice McLachlin and misrepresented the law. This is dishonest. More ironically, it is also un-Christian: as the Bible states in Isaiah 8:20, “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”"

Oh, Chuck. Bad Chuck. NASTY Chuck. UN-Christian Chuck. THIS judge finds you GUILTY of LYING DOUCHEBAGGERY IN THE FIRST DEGREE, and hereby sentences you to a lifetime of watching an endless loop of "Young People Fucking"... oh wait, that's already ongoing, isn't it?

UPDATE: In my feverish Chuckstomping excitement, I didn't read any further than Christopher's email, but I see Pogge also emailed me about this, and posted about it. (Thanks, pogge!)