Beware the Wolves in Human Rights Clothing

1389 Blog has news about what Human Rights has devolved into in Canada. Human rights, a legitimate concern has been hijacked by the Left with increasingly disturbing results

Kangaroo courts waste tax dollars, time

By Charles Adler, QMI Agency
First posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 08:00 PM EST | Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 06:56 AM EST

Canadians are truly fortunate for many reasons. But an unfortunate side effect of our privileged position is many Canadians have lost the understanding of true human rights.

Provincial human rights commissions are supposed to protect citizens from genuine acts of discrimination. But all too often they act as misguided enforcers for the easily offended — a forum for people who seek out anything remotely controversial and warp basic human disagreements into human rights violations.

Take restaurant chain Earls and its Albino Rhino beer, sold in 50 locations across Canada and the U.S. Albino rhinos actually do exist. So do albino lions, birds, dolphins and reptiles; they have in common the condition where there is no pigment in the skin, increasing sun sensitivity.

But it was the extreme sensitivity of a human albino, Ikponwosa Ero, that has caused a lot of problems for Earls. Ero complained that Earls didn’t understand that it was “demeaning and humiliating for their condition to be featured on a menu item.” She went to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. Earl’s caved to the politically correct plaintiffs.

Suppose I made a beer and called it “Bucky Beaver.” That’s just plain insensitive to those who suffer from “overjet” — buck teeth.

How about something like “Hairy Monkey”? That would drive people with hypertrichosis — excessive body hair — into a deep depression.

There’s a lot more at stake here than a brand of beer. The victory over Earls’ Albino Rhino is only the most recent example of how human rights commissions can empower even a single person to infringe on the freedoms of everyone else. These cases not only inhibit us but they can also harm us.

When Beena Datt, a McDonald’s employee, claimed she had developed a skin condition and could no longer wash her hands to restaurant standards, McDonald’s ended up letting her go, after searching for a solution. What happened? The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled McDonald’s had to pay Datt $23,000 for lost income, $25,000 for lost dignity plus all her legal fees and rehab experts. Then to top it all off, the tribunal ordered McDonald’s to stop discriminating against people who can’t wash their hands!

In Alberta, the provincial human rights commission awarded Ruby Repas $5,000 after fighting for her right to work in a restaurant while infected with hepatitis.

This is just another front in the Left’s assault on Western values.

Obama Care is like a steel toed boot to the nuts of working Americans!

I once wrote that Democrats are the single worst enemy of working Americans. Sad to say, I hate being right sometimes.

Via Twitchy:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi famously said of Obamacare: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.

Nearly three years later, many Americans are beginning to discover what’s in it.

Taco Bell employees in Oklahoma City, Okla., found out.

Wendy’s employees in Obama, Neb., found out.

And now many other low-wage workers (and their relatives) are finding out, too.

Thank you Obama care for cutting my son’s hours @ work. He is working @ McDonald’s w/ 38 hours a week now 28. He will be job hunting now

2 of my daughters got their hours cut below 30 hours bc of obamacare.

@BarackObama my paycheck got smaller and my sons hours got cut back becuase of obamacare. you were to help the middle class not destroy it!

Keep reading…

Add to this increasing health insurance premiums, and you REALLY get an idea of how disastrous this bill will be when it takes full effect. Which reminds me of something I need to say. Fuck You Chief Justice Useful Idiot John Roberts

Bloomberg: One doughnut won’t hurt you, but 17 ounces of Coca-Cola will « Hot Air

Bloomberg: One doughnut won’t hurt you, but 17 ounces of Coca-Cola will.

What a control freak! Is he deranged? Seriously, is he? What mentally stable person would say what this fool just said? Do I really have to add that Bloomberg is our Marxist Moron of the day?