See you next week!
I'm going to take a week off, but I'll return on Wednesday, August 20th. Please check back then.
I'll have some interesting news: two different federal cabinet ministers supporting reforms to the Canadian Human Rights Commission and -- you won't believe this -- a new human rights complaint against me. For publishing this blog! Gentle reader, did you know that you are participating in a hate crime just by reading this!?
Perhaps the government should issue each of us a hate crime whistle. Whenever we see or hear something that offends, just blow, blow, blow on that whistle and shout "Hate crime! Stop hate criming me!" Besides being useful for when you're sitting at home, surfing the Internet on your own, where blowing the hate crime whistle could give private reassurance of one's own moral righteousness, it could come in handy in public places, too. Like movie theatres, and especially libraries, where I understand there exist many offensive ideas.
See you next week. In the meantime, Guy Earle, the comedian who must stand trial in Vancouver for uttering a politically incorrect retort to two drunk hecklers at a comedy show, sent me a link to video clips from his recent Toronto show to raise funds for his legal defence. Here's a clip featuring Earle: