Saturday, June 07, 2008

That Old Duck Test

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck.

So goes the inductive reasoning known as the Duck Test. Let's update the test to what occurred here in Vancouver last week:

If it looks like a fool, acts like a fool, and quacks like a fool, then it's probably a fool.

Call me Mr. Prescient, but just yesterday, in my letter to Wally Oppal, I stated the following:

"The three BCHRT employees sitting in judgment this past week, namely Heather MacNaughton, Tonie Beharrell, and Kurt Neuenfeldt must either have their employment terminated or otherwise be transferred to a different department within the government. Whether or not they're competent is still to be decided but in the eye of public opinion their credibility is forever shot and no future ruling by any of them will ever deemed to be fair."

The bizarre behaviour of these three, as carefully outlined by Andrew Coyne, Bruce Hutchinson, Ezra Levant, and others, has made some turn to the age-old non-violent weapon of cynicism. First up is Michael Coren from Toronto. In this column, Coren goes nuclear, doing his very best to be brought in front of one or more "human rights" commissions. If Coren is lucky, serial-complainant Richard Warman will be watching!

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