Canada may be a beautiful country…

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Canada may be a beautiful country...

…but sto­ries like this remind me why you couldn’t pay me to live there:

The Uni­ver­sity of Ottawa is really easy to get into, isn’t it?” she said in an inter­view after the can­celled event. “I never get any trou­ble at the Ivy League schools. It’s always the bush league schools.”

Coul­ter said she has been speak­ing reg­u­larly at uni­ver­sity cam­puses for a decade. While she has cer­tainly been heck­led, she said this is the first time an engage­ment has been can­celled because of protesters.

This has never, ever, ever hap­pened before — even at the stu­pid­est Amer­i­can university,”

There are quite a few Amer­i­can uni­ver­si­ties that might be jeal­ous, shame about that pesky first amend­ment isn’t it? Smitty com­ments:

Mark Steyn will no doubt have some­thing blis­ter­ing on this one, but Canada, you really have wet your­self. Your osteo­poro­sis has reached a point where a woman with long hair and pointed remarks can­not offer them with­out you fear­ing for ’safety’. For cry­ing out loud in the dark, I hope all hon­est Canucks, who can remem­ber a time before the last hair was shaved off their pub­lic bot­tom in the name of some bogus ‘empa­thy’ god, just come South of the bor­der right now.

Over at Atlas Pam is her nor­mal quiet self:

These same sav­ages wel­come the most hate speech spon­sors with open arms and open legs, but truth is ver­boten.…
…They wel­come Israel Apartheid Week and its accom­pa­ny­ing vio­lence. They wel­come Robert Fisk. They wel­come George Gal­loway, today’s Oswald Mosley.…no protest except when he was barred from Canada by the Feds for sup­port­ing Hamas.….he is a hero of free speech.…..

They embrace inciter to geno­cide, George Galloway.

They employ a Mus­lim ter­ror­ist wanted in France for blow­ing up a synagogue.

Don’t be shy Pam, tell us how you really feel.

Cana­di­ans, if you aren’t embar­rassed you ought to be. If you are embar­rassed but aren’t going to do any­thing about it then you ought to con­sider Smitty’s sug­ges­tion above. Oh and he’s right about Steyn:

This is the piti­ful state one of the old­est free soci­eties on the planet has been reduced to, and this is why our free speech cam­paign mat­ters — because those who pre­side over what should be are­nas of hon­est debate and open inquiry instead wish to imprison pub­lic dis­course within ever nar­rower bounds — and in this case aren’t above threat­en­ing legal action against those who dis­sent from the ortho­dox­ies. Lots of Amer­i­cans loathe Ann Coul­ter but it takes a Cana­dian like François Houle to crim­i­nal­ize her. The stric­tures he attempts to place around her, despite his appeal to “Cana­dian law”, are at odds with the eight cen­turies of Canada’s legal inheritance.

It’s not a coin­ci­dence that Mark is typ­ing this from the US, Ann again.

I would like to know when this sort of vio­lence, this sort of protest, has been inflicted upon a Mus­lim — who appear to be, from what I’ve read of the human rights com­plaints, the only pro­tected group in Canada. I think I’ll give my speech tomor­row night in a burka. That will pro­tect me.

I feel bad for those Cana­dian vets at Nor­mandy who game their lives for this. I sus­pect they would be ask­ing some­one to explain how it came to pass that the only per­son with balls in Canada is an Amer­i­can woman?

UPDATE: At 12:16 A.M. Glenn Reynolds linked to a poll at CBC news on if Ann’s speech. As of 5:35 a.m. the poll is inac­ces­si­ble. I won­der why? Per­haps they don’t like the results.

Update 2: Alin­sky when he was not clog­ging restrooms sug­gested peo­ple use their own rules against them. Ann obliges.

The “[i]nflammatory right-​wing pun­dit” spoke at the Uni­ver­sity of West­ern Ontario yes­ter­day. In a move that has to be tongue-​in-​cheek, Coul­ter said she will file a human rights com­plaint alleg­ing that Uni­ver­sity of Ottawa vice-​president aca­d­e­mic and provost Fran­cois Houle’s e-​mail to her con­sti­tuted “hate speech.”

I hope it is not tongue-​in-​cheek I say use their own courts against them. Make them defend their rules and spend their money to do it.

…but stories like this remind me why you couldn’t pay me to live there:

“The University of Ottawa is really easy to get into, isn’t it?” she said in an interview after the cancelled event. “I never get any trouble at the Ivy League schools. It’s always the bush league schools.”

Coulter said she has been speaking regularly at university campuses for a decade. While she has certainly been heckled, she said this is the first time an engagement has been cancelled because of protesters.

“This has never, ever, ever happened before — even at the stupidest American university,”

There are quite a few American universities that might be jealous, shame about that pesky first amendment isn’t it? Smitty comments:

Mark Steyn will no doubt have something blistering on this one, but Canada, you really have wet yourself. Your osteoporosis has reached a point where a woman with long hair and pointed remarks cannot offer them without you fearing for ’safety’. For crying out loud in the dark, I hope all honest Canucks, who can remember a time before the last hair was shaved off their public bottom in the name of some bogus ‘empathy’ god, just come South of the border right now.

Over at Atlas Pam is her normal quiet self:

These same savages welcome the most hate speech sponsors with open arms and open legs, but truth is verboten….
…They welcome Israel Apartheid Week and its accompanying violence. They welcome Robert Fisk. They welcome George Galloway, today’s Oswald Mosley….no protest except when he was barred from Canada by the Feds for supporting Hamas…..he is a hero of free speech……

They embrace inciter to genocide, George Galloway.

They employ a Muslim terrorist wanted in France for blowing up a synagogue.

Don’t be shy Pam, tell us how you really feel.

Canadians, if you aren’t embarrassed you ought to be. If you are embarrassed but aren’t going to do anything about it then you ought to consider Smitty’s suggestion above. Oh and he’s right about Steyn:

This is the pitiful state one of the oldest free societies on the planet has been reduced to, and this is why our free speech campaign matters – because those who preside over what should be arenas of honest debate and open inquiry instead wish to imprison public discourse within ever narrower bounds – and in this case aren’t above threatening legal action against those who dissent from the orthodoxies. Lots of Americans loathe Ann Coulter but it takes a Canadian like François Houle to criminalize her. The strictures he attempts to place around her, despite his appeal to “Canadian law”, are at odds with the eight centuries of Canada’s legal inheritance.

It’s not a coincidence that Mark is typing this from the US, Ann again.

I would like to know when this sort of violence, this sort of protest, has been inflicted upon a Muslim — who appear to be, from what I’ve read of the human rights complaints, the only protected group in Canada. I think I’ll give my speech tomorrow night in a burka. That will protect me.

I feel bad for those Canadian vets at Normandy who game their lives for this. I suspect they would be asking someone to explain how it came to pass that the only person with balls in Canada is an American woman?

UPDATE: At 12:16 A.M. Glenn Reynolds linked to a poll at CBC news on if Ann’s speech. As of 5:35 a.m. the poll is inaccessible. I wonder why? Perhaps they don’t like the results.

Update 2: Alinsky when he was not clogging restrooms suggested people use their own rules against them. Ann obliges.

The “[i]nflammatory right-wing pundit” spoke at the University of Western Ontario yesterday. In a move that has to be tongue-in-cheek, Coulter said she will file a human rights complaint alleging that University of Ottawa vice-president academic and provost Francois Houle’s e-mail to her constituted “hate speech.”

I hope it is not tongue-in-cheek I say use their own courts against them. Make them defend their rules and spend their money to do it.