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Five and up

Today's quote of the day comes from north of the border.

"It's obviously a disappointment," she told reporters before heading off to console her own supporters with an upbeat speech. "We ran an exuberant and joyful campaign. If kids five years and up could have voted, I would have won by a landslide," declared Ms. May, who lost by several thousand votes.
Just what a country needs- Complex decisions decided by five-year-olds. Doesn't that describe Congress before and after 2006? I'll leave Wizbang readers to add their own jokes.

Hat tip- Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy


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Pretzel Logic:
Ha... if the election had b... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Ha... if the election had been limited to those with sufficient patchouli-stank, May would've swept (assuming they even bothered to run candidates in every riding).

More vote splitting among the four liberal parties gave Steve another minority government, despite garnering only about 35% of the total vote. Easy victory as they're the only "conservative" party.

Then, the CHRC would probab... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Then, the CHRC would probably call not letting 4 yr olds and younger vote to be hateful and discriminatory.

As if on cue, here's Roy, w... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

As if on cue, here's Roy, with a meaningless segue.

I'm no fan of the CHRC, in principle nor in practice. (I have no problem with human rights tribunals, but "hate speech" is a pretty useless concept.) I do find it funny, though, that most people in my country are largely indifferent to the CHRC ("Who? Mark Steyn? Racist guy, afraid of brown people, looks like a hobbit? He's Canadian?"); whereas anybody on this blog who knows 2 things about Canada likely knows that a) it's cold, and b) that we have human rights tribunals that have been co-opted by the hate-speech cry-babies.

By the way, your country, so devoted to freedom of speech, is the country where a friend of mine was arrested for saying the F-word in the presence of a Christian policeman, who put him in jail for the night and made his girlfriend pay a $300 bond to get out. "Public disorderly conduct," whatever the hell that means. As he was being cuffed my friend said "I thought freedom of speech was a right," and the jerk replied, "Not when it's offensive." Ha!

If you would accept a me... (Below threshold)

If you would accept a mental age of five, then Obamuhhh has that demographic wrapped up.

By the way, your country... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

By the way, your country, so devoted to freedom of speech, is the country where a friend of mine was arrested for saying the F-word in the presence of a Christian policeman, who put him in jail for the night and made his girlfriend pay a $300 bond to get out. "Public disorderly conduct," whatever the hell that means. As he was being cuffed my friend said "I thought freedom of speech was a right," and the jerk replied, "Not when it's offensive." Ha!

I don't particularly believe you or your friend. You have some sort of magic crystal that tells you the religious bent of the officer in question. You said your friend said the F-word in front of him...for all I know he could have said "Fuck you" TO the officer. I think even in YOUR country, that would not be a smart thing to say to a policeman. Third, we are a rather litigious society these days, the cop better have a pretty good reason to put him in jail.

My guess is that your friend was probably drunk and disorderly (hence, the "Public disorderly conduct") and mouthed off to a cop. Freedom of speech also comes with taking RESPONSIBILITY for what you say, as well as the CONSEQUENCES of what you say.

This is what "Public Disord... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

This is what "Public Disorderly Conduct" means, after posting, I looked it up...whaddaya know? It's for being drunk and a pain in the arse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disorderly_conduct

By the way, I'm sure Canada... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

By the way, I'm sure Canada has the same law, and, originally being from the UK, I'm pretty sure it's called the same thing: The Queen's/King's Peace.




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