Friday, March 07, 2014
Vic Toews: The Zombie Becomes a Judge
It's a horrible nightmare. I'm driving down a country road in rural Manitoba on a dark and stormy night, when my car breaks down.
And before I know it I'm forced to run for my life.
But I make it into this small hamlet, report the zombie invasion to the bubbah sheriff.
Only to be arrested and dragged before Judge Toews.
Vic Toews, whose time as one of Stephen Harper’s tough-on-crime cabinet lieutenants earned him a reputation as a bare-knuckled partisan fighter, has been named to the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench.
And since I hate the very idea of a police state, I know I'm in trouble eh?
A champion of the Conservative tough-on-crime ideology, Toews pushed mandatory minimum sentences and promoted a stringent Internet law that would have granted police broader powers, including forcing Internet service providers to surrender subscriber information without a warrant.
In supporting the bill, Toews made a widely disparaged comment suggesting there was a choice between supporting the legislation or supporting child pornographers.
And of course I agree with Charlie.
“Vic Toews is a symbol of everything that’s wrong with this government’s attitude towards ethics,” said NDP critic Charlie Angus, who described the appointment as “really questionable.”
“This is a man who has been over the top time and time and time again,” said Angus.
Although I'm still totally confused.
Because the next full moon isn't until NEXT Friday.
But of course, as far as the Con regime is concerned the timing of the announcement couldn't be better.
On a Friday, after Question Period, and before Parliament takes a two-week constituency break.
Those sneaky zombie Cons.
May the Garlic God protect the good people of Manitoba.
And as for the rest of us.
You get what you didn't vote for eh?
Welcome to Harperland....
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