Wednesday, October 06, 2004

His Lorneness

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David Schreck has a well researched piece up on his website that explains the historical and ideological underpinnings of Little Lorne Mayencourt's private member's 'Safe Streets' bill.

Schreck's bit is well worth reading, if only because it uses fairness, reason and balance to demonstrate that the Little Fiberal's bill is a direct descendent of Mike Harris' 'The Poor Are Criminals' Law that is very likely unconstitutional and very definitely morally wrong.

But sometimes fairness, reason and balance are not required to toss codswallop right back into the face of he who cooked it.

In this case His Lorneness uttered those eminently tossable words on CBC Vancouver's 'Morning Edition' last week while he was describing streetkids in the West End:

"Sure, some of them come from troubled backgrounds......but some of them are just little bastards."

Which is all well and good, as far as it goes.

But then again, if we were to throw all of the bastards in jail just where would that leave the somewhat less than legitimate Mr. Mayencourt?

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