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April 06, 2005

The Flea weighs in

Nicholas Packwood, aka the Flea, has some thoughts on the ongoing Gomery publications ban:

Over the last few days the Canadian blogosphere and mainstream media have been in knots over another publication ban this time related to massive fraud and political corruption. Once again the ban has proved controversial and once again it is in place to ensure a fair trial. For everyone who has argued for the lifting of the ban I ask this question: how many people seriously believe those men offering testimony to the Gomery Commission are innocent of the crimes for which they are charged? Frankly, had that thought even crossed your mind?

Because that is how our system of justice works. Those men are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Unless and until you would prefer another standard of guilt I suggest you give that thought some consideration before pointing fingers about the imminent collapse of democracy in this country. Justice Gomery is no fan of the Liberal government or its last incarnation under Jean Chretien. He is doing his job and in so doing he is defending our democracy.

Agree or disagree with him, Nick always has well-thought-out, well-written opinions when he can pry his attention away from "an ongoing paeon to Kylie Minogue's assets" or his notorious search-engine-baiting by seeding his posts with things like this:

I would not dream of publishing anything to do with the magic words Gomery, AdScam, Brault or "Belinda Stronach nude". But the point is not just what I publish or don't publish. It is the fact this blog is connected to the biggest, baddest, fastest fact-checking network humanity has yet to devise.

I'd accuse him of link-wh*ring, except he's one of the least link-needy folks in the 'sphere.

Posted by Nicholas at April 6, 2005 12:39 PM
There are nude photos of Belinda Stronach out there? Where? Posted by: Jon at April 6, 2005 02:04 PM
Hmmmm. I don't know if there are any "nude Belinda Stronach" photos out there. Perhaps a quick goodle will satisfy your prurient curiousity . . . try perhaps "Belinda Stronach nude" as well to see if you get better search results. Posted by: Nicholas at April 6, 2005 02:38 PM
Hmm... let me try "Belinda Stronach in Mrs Incredible suit"... Oh. My. God. Gurgle. Posted by: Jon at April 6, 2005 02:42 PM
I will pry the number one Google hit for "Belinda Stronach nude" away from the Kraut if it is the last thing I do! Posted by: Flea at April 6, 2005 03:30 PM
Oh, ick. There are nude photos of Stephen Harper. Umm... uh... Not that I went looking, or anything like that. Posted by: Jon at April 6, 2005 05:14 PM
Now there's a search string I'd rather not get search engine hits from, thanks anyway Jon! Posted by: Nicholas at April 7, 2005 10:54 AM
To Flea: BASTARD! You will live to rue this day! "Belinda Stronach nude" shall be mine forever! Wait, let me rephrase that... Posted by: Ray at April 7, 2005 05:59 PM
You guys know what happens when you google "belinda stronach nude" don'cha? Is that the sort of company you wanna be keepin? Posted by: Sum Gi at April 7, 2005 06:05 PM

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