Thursday, October 06, 2022


"Freedom Convoy" defendants: "It's critically important that we make as much noise as possible, to ensure that our voices are heard, and that our messages are delivered, and that no one can censor us or prevent us from bringing our warnings to every corner of Canada!!"

Also "Freedom Convoy" defendants: "We insist on publication bans on all our hearings."


Anonymous said...

Gee, it’s almost as if they know they are lying and dishonest about their beliefs and just don’t want their followers to find out. How very - what’s the word I’m looking for? Starts with f…

Anonymous said...


Purple library guy said...

I often think that most of the supporters, deep down, basically know or suspect that their talking points are full of shit. Some of them it's even pretty obvious, they get these shit-eating grins when they're yelling their BS, like "I can say whatever crap and there's nothing you can do about it". But even the ones that seem fairly serious . . . they want to believe, they want to hate, they want to be a member of the elite group of haters and feel good about themselves for being the only good guys in the world, and they're willing to ignore that niggling back-of-the-head suspicion that it's all nonsense to get that charge, that validation and rage.

Anonymous said...

Mackenzie was denied bail today. More court stuff to come before they set a trial date, I think.

James Bowie, who is a defense lawyer but definitely not a fan of the convoyers, says it's common to have publication bans for bail hearings. I guess when people are getting friends or family to act as a surety and discussing if they can afford the bail, etc., they would just as soon not have it all publicized. And possibly they talk about evidence that might come up during the trial.

Bowie started tweeting for Tamara Lich's first bail hearing, which had no ban. Her husband was the proposed surety, and he made some bizarre statements and bail was denied. When that was reviewed Lich proposed a different person as surety and got bail. Until she was brought in for breaching a bail condition, then released again on review. I don't think she ever had a ban.

Remember, Lich's husband was involved with TUPOC.

I think some of the convoy leaders were used to blithering their silly thoughts and vague notions all over social media and did not want to deprive their fans of the show in court. It didn't work out so well for them and so the bans started. Then idiots were violating bans and recording hearings which is a no-no even without a ban.

Next up, contempt of court. Sounds like Sheila Gunn Reid will get away with her 'mistake', but Jane Scharf likely is in trouble.

Val J