Sunday, July 21, 2019

A HUMAN RIGHT TO CROTCH-GROOMING

   Murphy:  In British Columbia, there is at the present moment 16 “human rights” complaints, launched by a single person who asserts the status of “trans woman” against (mainly immigrant) female cosmeticians who — from religious sensibilities, reasons of safety, or simple personal preference — refused that person’s demand for a Brazilian waxing of their male genitals.
   Do we really want to call this a human rights case? To insist, for example, that a woman perform a waxing on a penis and testicles in her own home, when she doesn’t wish to, doesn’t know how and has religious objections as well? Really? Do we think the formulators of the UN Declaration of Human Rights were careless when they left out the human right to crotch grooming?
   I seriously wonder — seriously — if this story somehow made it to the ears of an incarcerated and tortured North Korean, how he would respond to the invocation of human rights law to cover such a matter?

THE WEASEL RETURNS

   Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s best friend and closest political advisor, is returning to the Liberal fold as a senior political strategist for the Oct. 21 federal election.
  This according to a CBC report on Saturday.
  With respect, it’s hard to believe Butts was ever out of the Liberal fold, from the moment he resigned as Trudeau’s all-powerful principal secretary on Monday, Feb. 18, at the height of the Lavscam scandal.

  The butt-kissing CBC version of the same story: " His return is also a significant part of the Liberal band getting back together in the hopes of recording a follow-up to their smashing breakthrough in 2015"

RULING ON TURN OFF THE TAPS BILL

 A Calgary judge has denied British Columbia's attempt to block Alberta legislation that would allow that province to stop oil shipments to the coast.
In a decision released Friday on the so-called Turn Off the Taps bill, Queen's Bench Justice Robert Hall said that B.C. doesn't have the right to take Alberta to court in Alberta over legislation passed by the Alberta legislature.
"The only parties with standing to bring this action in this court are the (Attorney General of Alberta) and the (Attorney General of Canada)," Hall wrote in his decision.

Friday, July 19, 2019

NAMING THE SEX OFFENDER'S ASSOCIATES

As the Jeffrey Epstein case continues to unfold, a laundry list of celebrities, business magnates and socialites who have flown anywhere near the registered sex offender's orbit are now tainted with pedo-polonium. Many of them, such as Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak, and Victoria's Secret boss Les Wexner have sought to distance themselves from Epstein and his activities - however their attempts have fallen on deaf ears considering their extensive ties to the pedophile.

ONTARIO'S IRRATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM

The architecture of Ontario’s public education system is a wonder to behold. The province has four types of publicly funded school boards, but only one is accessible to anyone — and all of them are straying from their core mandate.

Ontario has a Catholic school system, but it’s not just for Catholics. School boards looking for more students and the grants they bring can and do accept non-Catholics. French school boards accept large numbers of people not legally entitled to French education, for the same reasons.

One might think the primary job of the English public school boards would to offer instruction in English, since that is the mother tongue of nearly 70 per cent of the Ontario population. Instead, English instruction is falling into disfavour. In Ottawa, more than half the elementary students in the public school board are enrolled in French immersion.

TRIBUNAL HELD OVER BRAZILIAN WAXING

   A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing devolved into repeated outbursts and name-calling this week as it considered a transgender woman’s complaint that a home-based salon discriminated against her by denying her a Brazilian wax.
    At one point, the complainant compared the business owner to a neo-Nazi. The lawyer for the business owner accused the complainant of engaging in “half-truths and fabrications.” Tribunal adjudicator Devyn Cousineau frequently had to interject to maintain decorum and to keep the hearing from careening off course.
    The complaint heard Wednesday is one of more than a dozen filed by Yaniv, who describes herself as a digital marketing expert and LGBTQ activist. All allege she was the subject of discrimination by salons. A few complaints have been settled without hearing or withdrawn.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

SANCTIMONIOUS AND TWO-FACED

But just as Omar’s virtues may not be quite as impeccable as they appear, Trudeau’s virtues don’t always hold up under close scrutiny, either. Responding to Trump’s cunningly devised attack on the Squad by claiming it’s “not how we do things in Canada,” and that a “Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian,” is hard to square with Trudeau’s near silence on the recently-adopted Quebec law, aimed almost entirely at Muslim women who wear hijabs and niqabs. Because she covers her head as her religious piety requires, Ilhan Omar would be prohibited from teaching public school in Quebec. So that, too, is “how we do things in Canada.”
   Trudeau is already too susceptible to basking in the flattery that well-to-do American liberals like to shower upon him, and the liberal American style has become so prevalent in Canada that it’s becoming commonplace to imagine that Trudeau is somehow obliged to “speak out” about the gross excesses of the American right at every opportunity.
   But that’s not his job. It is up to Americans to get Trump sorted. The United States is a democracy, and on Tuesday, for the first time in a century, the U.S Congress voted an official rebuke of President Trump’s ugly commentary.