Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And for our next contestant ...


Everybody’s favourite frat boy, Aaron Unruh, may also have some backpedalling to do. With links to both Free Dominion and Five Feet’s post at KKKate’s place, Spanky covers all the bases before adding:

Remember that without Warman, the CHRC would have spent much of the crucial last few years sitting around twiddling its thumbs. His complaints have provided the CHRC with roughly half its cases to date (!). The Commission needed someone like Warman to provide it with opportunities to push its questionable views on human rights, develop a jurisprudence, and enhance its legitimacy (sitting around doing nothing doesn’t usually help).


Well, isn't that special? It would appear Spanky has "edited" his links. Tsk, tsk ... I guess nothing is forever on the Right side of the blogosphere.

[Edited to remove links - go find them yourself]

I'm amazed he didn't add an emphatic "So there, bitchezzzz!!!!"

Ooopsie ... Google cache is a wonderful thing. Screen caps of Google cache are fun, too. Note the prophetic post title ...


25 comments:

rabbit said...

I don't see anything potentially libelous in this, so I'm not sure I follow. Perhaps, LL, you could clarify.

Ti-Guy said...

Yes, I too am as *concerned* as rabbit.

LuLu said...

First of all , let's thank Rabbit for the concern trolling. And then let's move on:
a) I said nothing about it being libellous; and
b) I believe CC says it best here.

Thanks for coming out.

rabbit said...

Despite the best efforts of Ti-Guy and LuLu, I still have no idea why they think Aaron would back-peddle.

He's critical of the CHRC and Warman, and maybe you think he's wrong on that. Okay, great - explain why he's got his head up his ass. But just saying he's got some backpeddling to do leaves me at a loss.

Ti-Guy said...

Despite the best efforts of Ti-Guy...

I made no effort to explain anything to you. I was just calling you a concern troll.

I went over and had a look at Spanky's post, but I saw so many baseless assertions, I got a migraine.

I mean, he writes this as if it's fact:

The Commission needed someone like Warman to provide it with opportunities to push its questionable views on human rights, develop a jurisprudence, and enhance its legitimacy (sitting around doing nothing doesn’t usually help).

C'mon, rabbit. It's just a defamatory rant. Along with everything else Spanky has said over the time CC's been examining him (kind of like a State Interrogation by a liberal fascist, except not at all), you can pretty much conclude quite a bit about where Spanky's head is.

Why don't you go over there and help Spanky clarify his thinking? That would be so freakin' noble, I'd probably stop calling you a concern troll. I have yet to see any evidence that you've ever gone over to a non-progressive site to provide an example of adherence to rules of evidence, proper reason and enlightened thinking we (meaning you and I and others) liberals are known for.

rabbit said...

I'm not defending Aaron. I'm trying to figure out what LuLu's point is.

She mentioned "back-peddling". Bloggers - of any political stripe - don't tend to back peddle unless there's risk of law suit or some claimed fact has been shown to be totally wrong. Yet Spanky's blog had only one or two really hard facts in it, and none that I thought were obviously wrong.

I guess LuLu was really talking about Aaron's first paragraph which referenced the Free Dominion thingy, but that was not made clear in her original post.

Ti-Guy said...

I know you're not defending Spanky, not directly anyway. That's what concern trolling is.

I just think if you're not concern trolling, you're wasting your time. No one here is likely inclined to end up concluding "Gosh. You know...Spanky's right!" As for "back peddling," I'm pretty sure Lulu's referring to yet another instance of a thesis relying on a shaky foundation.

He's already back-peddled by removing links.

LuLu said...

He's already back-peddled by removing links.

And reinfirced it with his comment that everyone can go find the links themselves ... like this makes everything okay. Unruh had originally linked to these posts and now that there appears to be a whole lot more to the story, he disappears them.

Why don't you go ask him to explain his reasoning, Rabbit? I've never claimed to speak for him - I just pointed what he did and his subsequent changes to it.

KEvron said...

"kind of like a State Interrogation by a liberal fascist, except not at all"

that and "skips away" have given me some of the best chuckles i've had in ages. therapeutic....

KEvron

KEvron said...

"She mentioned 'back-peddling'."

she sure did: "Aaron Unruh, may also have some backpedalling to do."

and he may, at that.

KEvron

KEvron said...

"Ooopsie ... Google cache is a wonderful thing."

for some strange reason, the link to that cache page, which i keep posting on aaron's post, keeps diappearing.

no matter; i'm persistent....

DEvil

KEvron said...

heh. he shut down comments to that post. s'okay, he's got others....!

c'mon, aaron, where's that big, fat mouth of yours now, tough guy?
*snort!*

KEvron

rabbit said...

LuLu:

When someone asks you (politely) for clarification, why don't you simply clarify what you mean?

That, I think, would avoid all sorts of ridiculous horseshit.

KEvron said...

"That, I think, avoid all sorts of ridiculous horseshit."

or you could just read more closely.

heh. rabbits eat their shit....

KEvron

LuLu said...

*yawn*

I wasn't aware that my point needed clarification - just that you did. Which "ridiculous horsehit" are you referencing? Perhaps you could clarify?

KEvron said...

"horse season!"

"rabbit season! FIRE!"

KEvron

rabbit said...

The ridiculous horseshit of being repeatedly insulted when all I wanted was to understand the point of your original posting.

Which is to say, why you thought Aaron might be back peddling. And no, that wasn't clear to me in your OP.

KEvron said...

"Perhaps you could clarify?"

she did ask politely, so no horseshit....

KEvron

Balbulican said...

Guys, since we're clearly going to be using the term repeatedly and delightedly for at least the next few days (I hope), it's back-PEDALLING.

Carry on.

KEvron said...

go pedal that horseshit somewhere else, bal....

KEvron

Grog said...

Sez the ever-wise Aaron:

His complaints have provided the CHRC with roughly half its cases to date (!).

Bullshit

Unless Aaron's fetid little imagination can demonstrate that Warman has filed literally hundreds of complaints per year, he doesn't know what he's talking about.

LuLu said...

Excuse me, sir, but I have been using the correct term - and I'm still waiting for my iPod.

Ti-Guy said...

it's back-PEDALLING.

Ewps. I spelled it wrong. I am a cretin.

KEvron said...

weird. look who isn't going to have to back-patel.

KEvron

jj said...

If the back-pedaling doesn't work, let's hope nobody has to resort to back-peddling to pay for legal counsel.

Eww! Sorry!