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Monday, July 06, 2009

Marc Emery’s “Farewell Tour” comes to Calgary; libertarian leader prepares for jail

Marc and Jody Marc Emery was in Calgary on Sunday night on the first stop in his “Farewell Tour” that will take the marijuana legalization activist across the country to say “good-bye” to his supporters before his extradition to the U.S. on charges related to selling marijuana seeds.

What might have a been a sad occasion for fans of the Vancouver libertarian publisher and activist turned into a celebration of the progress the “marijuana community” has made in turning public opinion against the unjust laws prohibiting marijuana use.  And Emery is responsible for much of this progress. By selling marijuana seeds online, Emery financed Cannabis Culture magazine, political campaigns including the ongoing work of the B.C. Marijuana Party, marijuana-related ballot initiatives across the U.S., and court challenges, including a Supreme Court case.

It’s easy to connect Emery to virtually every organized effort to legalize marijuana anywhere in the world, something the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was keen to stop. In 2004, U.S. authorities, assisted by the Vancouver Police, arrested Emery. At the time, DEA officials boasted that the arrest would hamper the work of the global marijuana decriminalization movement, confirming the political nature of the arrest.

In May, Emery announced he would be pleading guilty to his charges in order to secure a deal which would see him face 5 years in a U.S. jail, and see his co-defendants, Michelle Rainey and Greg Williams, stay out of jail.

Save Marc Emery Emery told the Western Standard that he expects to be incarcerated by September and is working to get his business affairs in order. His wife, Jodie Emery, will take over Cannabis Culture and the B.C. Marijuana Party bookstore.

Emery’s “Farewell Tour” will take him to Banff, Alberta on Monday for an event being hosted by Krista Zoobkoff at her store, Hempire. Zoobkoff was the Libertarian Party candidate for the riding of Wild Rose in the last federal election.

(Picture: Marc and Jody Emery in Stampede finery / Emery supporter sacrifices favourite beer drinking t-shirt)

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on July 6, 2009 | Permalink

Comments

Matthew,

When are you going to grow some balls and kick these assholes off? This isn't debate. It's a shouting match. Would anyone else permit people with contempt for their world view to sit around and shout down everything said.

This blog is insulting to libertarians across the country.

Posted by: Robert Seymour | 2009-07-07 9:01:49 AM


Me for one...Mr shame
And as I have told you before.....myself as a combat arms trained regimental marksmen....yes a military vet.....could out shoot you any day sonny

Now as you are just some anonymous phony made up name here ...and hiding....and probably just 15... come by anytime as I am not anonymous and very able to meet you any time punk

I think its time I did show you something.....I have had enough of you and your stupidity

All of you here that I linked please go ahead and yes see if you can do the trace you spoke about
I will go see this pion and see what is real here

please advise me with what you find


see you soon shame who ever you really are

Posted by: john shavluk | 2009-07-07 9:03:23 AM


"When are you going to grow some balls and kick these assholes off? This isn't debate. It's a shouting match. Would anyone else permit people with contempt for their world view to sit around and shout down everything said."

How do you shout on a blog, you imbecile? This is not a full duplex medium; we can't drown each other out. And what is a blog for, if not debate? We have enough censors in our government, Robert; we don't need you. Censorship, in any case, is a fundamental breach of the libertarian ideal to which you aspire. Rules apply to everyone, in all instances, and are not to be discarded when they become inconvenient.

If you insist, though, you can put up your own blog. You can then ban to your heart's content all who disagree with you, don't agree with you fast or fulsomely enough, or even simply refuse to bang their heads on the floor and crawl out of the room backwards whenever duties in the outside world require them to leave the sacred presence. You can call it: "Robert Seymour's Totally Awesome Self-Appreciation Page."

I expect few hits, and fewer still to come twice.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 9:25:37 AM


Emery's lackeys don't seem to realize one fact: Emery himself has given up and will turn himself in. HE admits that the game is up. He's a lost cause. They should find something better to do with their time, like anything else.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-07-07 9:36:43 AM


shavluk- I did some research, and you don't want any part of Shane.

Shane does not read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

Kids piss their names in the snow. Shane pisses his name in concrete.

Shane can squeeze orange juice from a banana.

There's no such thing as a lesbian, just a woman who hasn't met Shane.

Shane is not politically correct. He is simply correct. Always.

Shane stared evil in the face. And it backed down.

Shane puts the laughter in manslaughter.

Shane uses tabasco sauce instead of visine.

Shane sleeps with a pillow under his gun.

Shane doesn't wear a watch. He decides what time it is.

If you can see Shane, he can see you. If you can't see Shane, may God help you.

It's best forget you ever challenged Shane.

Posted by: dp | 2009-07-07 9:46:00 AM


"And as I have told you before.....myself as a combat arms trained regimental marksmen....yes a military vet.....could out shoot you any day sonny"

You were a "marksmen," huh? Were you a "platoon" too? You couldn't outshoot a four-year-old while stoned, and no former soldier would be stupid enough to try. What war did you fight in, Shylock? P.S. I'm ex-military too, and was the best shot in my unit, not counting the troop WO, but he was less man than earthbound god.

"Now as you are just some anonymous phony made up name here ...and hiding....and probably just 15."

Is this how a political candidate talks to potential voters? Oh yeah, you were the candidate who was booted from the running for making anti-Semitic comments--a whole string of them, as I recall. Guess that's why you're no longer a political candidate, at least not for the Greens.

"come by anytime as I am not anonymous and very able to meet you any time punk."

I've seen your page, Shylock. Your self-appreciation, hey-world-look-at-me page, complete with movies of you and your hippie ponytail--definitely not the dress & deportment of a proud ex-soldier. That hippie hair gives an enemy something to grasp, you know.

"I think its time I did show you something.....I have had enough of you and your stupidity"

Like how to get booted from caucus, or embarrass yourself in the national media? Apparently you've got that down to a science. And given your very public record as a loudmouth lone wolf who does as he damned well pleases, one wonders just how well you did in the military, which stresses teamwork above everything. You know...esprit de corps?

"All of you here that I linked please go ahead and yes see if you can do the trace you spoke about"

Oh, my. He's letting slip the dogs of war. Brr.

"I will go see this pion and see what is real here."

You'll see someone who has NOT made a pariah of himself by dint of a bad case of howitzer mouth. And the word is "peon," O learned would-be Master of the Universe. You'll also see someone who will defend his people and goods to the last drop of blood, facing a blustery would-be aggressor who has no greater motivation than that his dick is out of joint. That crash you just heard was a bus being tossed onto the same scales on which you just threw a handful of marijuana seeds, boyo.

So tell me, Colonel Klink--do you want to make an issue of it?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 9:59:48 AM


Shane is angry inside because his imaginary girlfriend won't put out and his imaginary dog bites him.

Posted by: Lady Beck | 2009-07-07 10:08:23 AM


dp: Shane is NOT Chuck Norris. That is heresy. He is, on the other hand, The Most Interesting Man in the World.

Shane has been known to cure narcolepsy, just by walking into the room.

Shane's organ donation card also lists his beard.

Shane’s a lover, not a fighter, but he’s also a fighter, so don’t get any ideas.

When it is raining, it is because Shane is sad.

Even his parents’ advice is insightful.

If there were an interesting gland, his would be larger than most men’s entire lower intestines.

His shirts never wrinkle.

He is left-handed. And right-handed.

Even if he forgets to put postage on his mail, it gets there.

He once knew a call was a wrong number, even though the person on the other end wouldn’t admit it.

You can see his charisma from space.

The police often question him, just because they find him interesting.

He once punched a magician. That’s right. You heard me.

When he orders a salad, he gets the dressing right there on top of the salad, where it belongs…where there is no turning back.

If a monument was built in his honor, Mt. Rushmore would close, due to poor attendance.

His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body.

His blood smells like cologne.

On every continent in the world, there is a sandwich named after him.

He doesn’t believe in using oven mitts, nor potholders.

His cereal never gets soggy. It sits there, staying crispy, just for him.

His pillow talk is years ahead of it’s time.

Respected archaeologists fight over his discarded apple cores.

He once buried a time capsule full of things that haven’t happened yet.

He has been pronounced dead 7 times…make that 8.

His bear hugs are actually hugs he gives to bears.

He can’t be bought, but his beard clippings have been know to show up on auction.

He has never lost a sock.

If he disagrees with you, it is because you are wrong.

His reputation expands faster than the universe.

He once had an awkward moment, just to see what it felt like.

He lives vicariously through himself.

He holds a doctorate in originality in which he teaches at Harvard where no one ever passes.

When he goes skydiving Peregrine Falcons always trail behind him.

The President of a country once took a bullet for him on a failed attempt.

When he looks in the mirror there's never a reflection because he is only 1 of a kind.

He can defeat anyone in a game of chess without making any moves.

It is rumored that James Bond movies are his real life biography.

He is The Most Interesting Man In The World.

(PS: Chuck Norris does not do push ups - he does earth downs.)

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-07-07 10:11:00 AM


P.S. “Pion” is indeed a word, but since it means a semistable meson composed of first-generation quarks that help bind atomic nuclei together, and not a shit bird, you can forget trying to convince us that this was what you really meant to say and that I should just take it in context.

Apparently I'm not the only one to notice your atrocious writing skills, either. You've had those roasted in at least one other medium, along with your idiotic rants about the World Trade Centre being "shoddily built Jewish world-bank headquarters." Yup, a real renaissance man. Just the kind of dude we want running the country.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 10:14:06 AM


I gotta admit, those are funny. :-)

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 10:15:48 AM


yes shame and I am coming to see your little world wait for it.

I would do a little more searching though while you have time and you will find I do back up what I say and have dealt with your kind before.
I have zero to lose these days thanks to your kind and you give me some excitement .....thank you pion

Now as far as this page is concerned let emery go to jail no biggy

but the fact remains you are or must be just probably connected here some how to get away with all your trolling and stupidity ....right?
Matthew probably likes it.
I expect to find you just a coward like so very many others I have confronted.

Hows your credit rating by the way?
I hope when I find your real info that its clean as I specialize in your probable type.


See you soon shame.
as yes I would like to talk in person and think I will.
No threat or anything I just want to meet you and will.
I have other methods to expose my attackers ...more than you realize.
As after all we agree on somethings and have somethings in common it sounds like ...if you can get to my hair feel free by the way ....same goes for anything loose and hanging for you...hahhahahha

I will try to educate your wife first before we get together ourselves ...LOL

I luv when they dare me....I do

Please note here that shame has asked me to do my best to confront him.
You do not need to ask again


Anyone else besides this little girl have an opinion on emerys stupidity?


thank you shame for the "permission" to come see you....hahahhahhaha


Posted by: john shavluk | 2009-07-07 10:26:13 AM


Here's the bottom line, kids.
I've smoked Cannabis for 40 years.
All of your talk won't change that fact.
Wouldn't we all have been better off if I had paid taxes on all of that cannabis?
The game is over. The last few presidents have inhaled, Olympians inhale, the Trailer Park Boys is on TV, ... the stigma against it is disappearing.
Emery truly is the Prince of Pot.
I was in Vancouver when he showed up and it was like encountering a force of nature.
The movement exploded into being upon his arrival.
It is his store, his magazine, his websites, and his efforts that are largely responsible for galvanizing the movement.
He is the Christ of the Cannabis movement.
I will be driving to Grande Prairie to see him.
The man who gave us Sunday Shopping!
He's going to make it so that I can shop on Sunday and smoke cannabis if I wish?
Now that's what I call a saviour!
Emery rules!---vote yes or no and then qualify it if you wish.
Remember to keep it clean and succinct!

Posted by: Dave | 2009-07-07 10:27:37 AM


"I would do a little more searching though while you have time and you will find I do back up what I say and have dealt with your kind before."

And lost--if your next paragraph is to be believed.

"I have zero to lose these days thanks to your kind..."

You have zero to lose because you're a mouthy ass who would be a liability and an embarrassment to anyone with a reputation to protect.

"but the fact remains you are or must be just probably connected here some how to get away with all your trolling and stupidity ....right?"

I'm sorry, was that sentence intended to actually be intelligible?

"I expect to find you just a coward like so very many others I have confronted."

Confronted, huh? Sounds like you're a real team player. Maybe that's the reason you've lost it all, hmm?

"Hows your credit rating by the way? I hope when I find your real info that its clean as I specialize in your probable type."

As a whistle. You do realize you're now making specific threats on an online forum using your real name and thus inching ever so gently towards prosecution, do you not?

"See you soon shame. as yes I would like to talk in person and think I will. No threat or anything I just want to meet you and will. I have other methods to expose my attackers ...more than you realize."

Incorrect; your previous paragraph contains a very implicit threat. Not that I'm worried. Who would believe a man of your reputation, a convicted drug dealer?

"I will try to educate your wife first before we get together ourselves."

Oh, promise me you'll do that, Shylock. She'll cut your balls off for a pair of Truck Nutz, she really will. You can forget playing the part of the ambush reporter; we have no secrets from each other.

"I luv when they dare me....I do."

I dare you to kill a grizzly bear with a .22. Should be duck soup for a "marksmen" like you.

"Please note here that shame has asked me to do my best to confront him."

I have? Where? Stating readiness does not constitute an invitation. But confrontation was ever your style, wasn't it? How'd that work out in court, by the way? In politics? In everything you ever tried, to the point where you lost it all?

What a fucking cucumber.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 10:48:28 AM


gave you sunday shopping?
oh you must live in london ontario

everywhere else it was already legal!!!

I may have to help shame what with the stupidity ofmy own kind these days

for the record...AND AGAIN FOR THE DENSE !!!..emery and yes even I started as cannabis activists because of this man.....


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Stroup


I for ona am insulted in your ignorance and because you are one of my culture I will refrain from educating you further

emery is the pimp of pot period

he gave away money for other reasons than took credit for what those who received it did with it

he also did not pay all the seed providers who provided the seeds as he sold them at the highest price as again he did not grow those

he started the magazine to enclose his seed catalog and it had dick to do with helping other cannabis people....it was larsens work there...again in case you are in the dark


so very much I could say but why bother .....some believe in santa claus tooooooo

probably mark himself as usual signing up as others to pat his own back again anyway

Posted by: shavluk | 2009-07-07 10:57:44 AM


No, Dave, the bottom line is this: Your generation is getting old and your children have no more respect for your values than you did for those of your own parents. How could they, with such role models as you?

"The last few presidents have inhaled, as have Olympians"? Please. Virtually every one of those individuals has driven over the speed limit, possibly while drunk, but don't expect that to be legalized anytime soon.

"Encountering a force of nature"? "The movement exploded into being upon his arrival"? I'll let these pass without comment; nothing I could say would make them sound any more mindless and idiotic than they already do.

Stigma against it disappearing? Not with people like you or Emery representing it, it won't. Ever. It's like I've said--if the stampeders and crazies want pot legalized, they'll have to learn to shut up. Because convincing examples of the harmlessness of marijuana smoking they ain't.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 10:58:03 AM


Why did Emery sell seeds to US customers? Was he not aware of the risk of prosecution, or did he think his BC residence and Canadian citizenship would shield him?

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-07-07 11:11:40 AM


Oh and thanks for showing your true color there shame...yellow

Of course I would never hurt you
I could not do as well as you probably already do anyway....
and really come on you must have gathered from your usual lazy minded intelligence(Google University) that I am called shrek because of many things but you must have learned I harm no one but bullies ......know any bad besides the one your wife takes?

besides I have a team and others that seem to just handle many many things for me ...its weird as its like they read things and respond.....I could tell a few stories ...but

I because I feel sorry for you and saw your cowardice in your last post ...will just put it out there....as is
I mean lets face it...you obviously .... have no life out side of here ...yes...obviously !..anyway

I feel sorry for you more than anything really

no... I will just leave it up to the usual tools to send some luv in.....your way

have fun shame

Posted by: shavluk | 2009-07-07 11:12:09 AM


"Oh and thanks for showing your true color there shame...yellow"

A promise to stand one's ground and not give an inch, but not to attack, is considered yellow? No wonder you alienate sane people.

"Of course I would never hurt you."

I don't believe you. Why should I?

"I could not do as well as you probably already do anyway....
and really come on you must have gathered from your usual lazy minded intelligence(Google University) that I am called shrek..."

I called you "Shylock," not "Shrek." Not a fitting comparison. In spite of his gruff exterior, Shrek eventually found many friends, a princess, and a kingship. Pretty much the opposite of you, really.

"know any bad besides the one your wife takes?"

More unintelligible blather. Bear in mind, the ultimate goal of any statement is to be understood.

"besides I have a team and others that seem to just handle many many things for me..."

Like what? Keeping you out of jail? They've already failed once at that. Keeping you in politics! Ooh! Bungled that, too. That's some team you've got in your corner, Shylock.

"I because I feel sorry for you and saw your cowardice in your last post..."

Seeing things that aren't there. Writing sentences like a man with split-brain syndrome. Yup, no problems here.

"I mean lets face it...you obviously .... have no life out side of here..."

Said the man who puts up his own vanity page.

"no... I will just leave it up to the usual tools to send some luv in.....your way"

Go ahead, sweetheart. You may rest assured that whatever you send will be repaid with an infinitude of interest. Generous dude that I am.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 11:26:11 AM


Rambling incoherence notwithstanding, shavluk's attempts at what he apparently thinks are sly and nuanced threats to Shane Matthews are missing the slyness and nuance. They are, plain and simple, physical threats.

Having just read shavluk's bio on his homepage I can definitely say I would not get on a Greyhound bus with this guy.

Posted by: BoomNoZoom | 2009-07-07 11:37:48 AM


Robert, it is difficult for me to demand and enforce a code of civility when even those calling for it use expressions like "asshole" and "grow some balls." Not to mention your rather silly and unfair suggestion that I'm a shill for the Conservative party.

Why don't you and I just work at setting a better example? You can start by showing more respect for the publisher of this site and the hard working libertarians who keep it running.

I have banned some people from this site who are truly offensive for the sake of being offensive, but it's not something I enjoy doing.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-07-07 1:55:57 PM


Wow...

I've said it before and I'll say it again; Unless and until libertarians, real libertarians, begin to denounce the dopers, their movement isn't going to go anywhere. Folks like John Shavluk are just going to keep dragging them down...

Posted by: Richard Evans | 2009-07-07 2:06:01 PM


Robert reminds me of a kid who doesn't do well at football, so he demands the other kids play baseball instead.

Or maybe he's the guy who wants the roughnecks in a rig camp to switch the channel from Spike, to PBS.

Either way, he's stepping in over his head.

Posted by: dp | 2009-07-07 2:31:42 PM


Shavluk is obviously not a libertarian Richard.

Posted by: Charles | 2009-07-07 3:03:51 PM


Having just read shavluk's bio on his homepage I can definitely say I would not get on a Greyhound bus with this guy.

Posted by: BoomNoZoom | 2009-07-07 11:37:48 AM

Now you go and show a little smarts there....good for you

you need to find the body by the way....
I mean what you guys fail to realize is they only tell the stories of those they...ehem....caught....Manoow..manowwww..hahhahhahhaha

And

Wow...

I've said it before and I'll say it again; Unless and until libertarians, real libertarians, begin to denounce the dopers, their movement isn't going to go anywhere. Folks like John Shavluk are just going to keep dragging them down...

Posted by: Richard Evans | 2009-07-07 2:06:01 PM


and charles you may be wrong as well

I believe in freedom ...less government or government where it should be....but and its a big but....I also believe in personal responsibility

If I harmed anyone on purpose or with alcohol or what ever I would take my punishment with a smile as to be honest my own guilt would be worse anyway

But you goofs calling for harm over harmless activities with my own body show me just how stupid parts of humanity still are

Hey I have masturbated and probably killed more brain cells than some of you obviously possess based on your whines here

my god how stupid and lost some are
how jealous and obvious
heaven and hell both here obviously

I at least can admit emery has harmed no one and doesn't deserve his planned jail(myself I think he wants jail so that he has an ending to the movie in his mind...seems peewee herman plays him in it)

but make no mistake he has done some things...mostly with his big mouth...but still he has..the problem was caused by him with me....we were friends...he stole from my wifes credit card..yes instead of paying what he had just told me on the phone he would pay... for what I had found for him already hugely discounted

I at that time lived on one sixtyith of what he lived on and he almost rocked me to the core with what he really was like

then I balked and did my political work some of it quite mentionable and he slandered and belittled me and my efforts
he did as well to others or took credit for what they actually did

he is the one who turned out to be unworthy

I am known for my word

emery for a lack of


ps and I am two fingering here as fast as allowable...I live hand to mouth and limited time wise...so get over it ...we are not writing shakspeare here

my grammar may lack
my message not

Posted by: shavluk | 2009-07-07 5:01:03 PM


We may as well wrap it, guys. This fellow has broken loose from somewhere. They really should reopen Riverview.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 7:33:05 PM


why dont you two get a room? :-)

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Posted by: Kymberlie R. McGuire | 2009-07-10 11:57:21 AM


I am strongly opposed to the possible extradition of Marc Emery and very angry that the Conservative government has not come to his aid. Marc Emery is a hero because he is fighting for a freedom. Just like those who fought and won against slavery or those who led the movement of women's rights, Marc Emery has dedicated his life to fighting for what he and many other Canadians know is right. I am proud to be a Canadian because of Marc Emery and what he stands for. How could anyone want to punish this honest man who has always been a good citizen and has hurt no one throughout his peaceful protesting of the unjust laws prohibiting marijuana use? I will be deeply ashamed of Canada if we allow the United States to bully us once again by letting this extradition take place.

Posted by: Josh Dawson | 2009-07-12 5:00:29 PM


True freedom fighters understand they may have to go to jail or worse, Josh, and they do what they do anyway. That's what makes them heroic. Marc Emery resorted to legal delays and stratagems, and when his options ran out, he threw himself on the mercy of his "oppressors." As for the Conservative government, it is doing what a Liberal government or an NDP government or a Bloc or a Green government would do in its place--obeying the law to which everyone, including the Prime Minister, is subject.

All that passion and not a single fact on which to hang the lot. What a shame.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-12 6:33:38 PM


Shane: The trouble with your "if it's not in your interest it should be illegal" argument is that #1, you'd have to believe that big brother is babysitting us as a benevolent dictator. Wrong! It is an aggressor with power and control as its first aim. I own my body and will decide to put in it whatever I please, destructive or not. I am not a state subject.

Second, you are inconsistent. Should the gov't end skydiving, UFC and everything else Shane thinks is dangerous? When a skydiver bounces, does it not adversely affect his family and friends?

You "big government is best" people won't be happy until total gov't takes over and the "bad" guys are being transported on cattle cars. Isn't it good to know that the gov't will fight those you disagree with and you can sit at your computer and do nothing? It's like magic isn't it? You can be just like the German high command and never face a war crimes trial. A totally safe position that requires no courage or even a smidgeon of thought or foresight.

Posted by: Dennis Young | 2009-07-12 6:51:19 PM


John Shavluk: Let me know if shame ever decides to send his rabid wife over to deal with you. You know he may be hiding under her left ass cheek. I did some time in the army and I'd be happy to spot for you.

These cowards insult the very people who they hide behind. Thankless half wits.

Posted by: Freeman | 2009-07-12 7:05:23 PM


LOL, very funny Freeman. I did some time in the army myself. At this rate we'll have an anti-shane-and-his-ilk brigade in no time. The struggle with tyranny begins at home - and stays there!

Posted by: Dennis Young | 2009-07-12 7:09:55 PM


"I did some time in the army and I'd be happy to spot for you. These cowards insult the very people who they hide behind. Thankless half wits."

So did I. And what true soldier indulges in gang attacks against a single target? Who's the coward?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-12 9:34:34 PM


Dennis, I never said that we should ban things not in your interest, but in the common interest. If you do something that's bad for you, and only you have to deal with the mess, fine. But that's not the way it is with druggies; what they do does affect other people, often very negatively.

Skydiving actually has a very low death rate. So does hunting and other shooting sports. You're actually more likely to hurt or kill yourself skiing, especially if you're like those idiots from Quebec and venture out of bounds, then sue the resort for not bailing your ass fast enough, with the result that at least one volunteer search & rescue team is now disbanded. Skiing is still allowed, but venturing out of bounds isn't.

Frankly, I don't like big government. They can be appallingly incompetent. They have a tendency to make everything their business. But these laws were passed before the era of big government, and for public health reasons, not political reasons. We're along way from the Nazi yoke. Invoking Godwin's law in the absence of even a weak facsimile of an all-powerful dictator just discredits your argument and invites ridicule.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-12 9:56:39 PM


Shane Matthews said: "But these laws were passed before the era of big government, and for public health reasons, not political reasons."

Bwhahahahaha. What a crock of s****!

Thanks for confirming what most readers here were thinking.

Posted by: Terry Wright | 2009-07-14 11:58:44 PM


"Thanks for confirming what most readers here were thinking."

Oh, snap. I stand awestruck by the scintillating intellectual stimulation of your unsurpassed debating ability. I been told.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-15 7:02:27 AM


I am surprised Emery bothered visiting Alberta, what with all the ignorant hayseeds and Bible thumpers there. Hey Zebulon: I smite you in the name of the Lord Jeezus Christ!

Posted by: Andrew | 2009-07-20 9:43:38 PM


Who? Is this "Jeezus" guy the Christian version of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?

Seriously, nothing you druggies say matters anymore. Your hero has accepted his fate and will be off to jail for many years. If you love him so much, follow him there. You will eventually anyway.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-07-20 10:09:12 PM



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