Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Village idiots rule the land, and you pay the costs.

I blogged about the following item some time ago, and this is an update. It is the story of a pre-teen girl in Quebec, and her issues involving parental discipline and the push pull of custody antagonisms. I'll harp more about this later, but the essence of my thoughts on this is that our system has become lost in a child like world full of childish notions brought about by mentally under developed person's holding positions they shouldn't have because they are endangering the fabric that holds a society together.

Idiots should not make the rules, nor should they tinker with them.

"Her punishment: she was banned from her Grade 6 graduation trip to Quebec City in June 2008, for which her mother had already granted permission.

The father — who had custody — withheld his written permission for the trip, prompting the school to refuse to let the girl go with her classmates.

That's when the girl asked for help from the lawyer who represented her in her parents' separation, and petitioned the court to intervene in her case.

"Going to court was a last resort," said Lucie Fortin, a legal aid attorney who represented the girl. "The question was that there was a problem between the father and the mother, and the child asked the court to intervene because it was important to her.

"The trip was very important to her."

Legal battle destroyed father-daughter relationship"

A final thought for now, if Legal Aid lawyers in the Province of Quebec, have time to spend on trivial complaints like this, they have too many Legal aid lawyers. Doesn't that Province receive the highest dollar amount of transfer payments from the Federal Government, year after year?


  1. The parity between village idiots ruling the land and Clintons motto, it takes a village of idiots to raise a child certainly comes together in Quebec.
    Quebec collects the most child support of any province, almost 90%, but is the second highest in youth problems behind BC that collects the second most child support.
    On the revenue side family court drives our largest home grown industry, justice where riches are created the old fashioned way, lie cheat steal.. There is a reason BC has 50% more lawyers than doctors.

    What`s the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?

    One is a scum sucking bottom feeder, the other is a fish.

    "The trip was very important to her."

    So is getting a DL or cell phone but not usually a reward for bad behavior, only bankers are entitled to scoring big on bad behavior. How is her bean counting math I wonder.

  2. Well Don, the old Comrade is shining up his snipers rifle. I am more than a tad peeved by a number of recent directions etc. That article helped to get my ire in motion.

    On this issue, I hold the Child separate and apart from the adult sized children whose play ground seems to know few boundaries. The fact that Lucie the lawyer had time to bring this to a judicial process and that the judicial process had time to entertain it, speaks volumes. The rest is sheer idiocy.

    When it comes to lawyer jokes, I like the one Matt Daemon did in The Rain Maker.

    What's the difference between a hooker and a lawyer?

    The hooker will stop screwing you, after your dead.

    The blogger Disaffected Lib/Mound of Sound did a piece related to Lawyers recently, and one of the things touched on was the imbalance between graduating lawyers and doctors. It was a good post. I still say he is head and shoulders above the majority, and the majority is one of the things that is irking me. To be fair, and try to remain balanced, I should add I believe Mound of Sound was a Lawyer. It's difficult to sense that from his writings, as he appears to me to have acquired a great deal of wisdom and perspective in his years. So one shouldn't tar all with the same brush.

    I'm getting my shorts in a knot because of the apparent influence/whip of the party concerning the liberal blogging venues. Plus, a lot of wasted time on my part reading great long diatribes posted by people who think themselves knowledgeable on sites where how you say something, your mastering of wordsmithing, is more important than the content of what you write.

    Some bright minds no doubt, but like many bright people, they mistakenly assume they know more about a range of subjects than they actually do. I spent a half hour to 45 minutes yesterday going over a lengthy offering on Mark to Market on one site, only to conclude that most contributors had limited understanding of which they spoke, yet didn't realize that. The naivety of one of the most involved, in believing that the new rules can be supervised and regulated to function safely had to be the greatest lark of them all.

    The one thing that that apparently isn't taught in Universities and stands out most, is a sense of what is real outside of the world of academia.

  3. Another doozy compliments of Mr. Iggnatieff.

    Re: recent kerfuffle in CPC party over Mulroney. Click the link to the Globe and Mail article.

  4. "So one shouldn't tar all with the same brush."

    If the alleged good ones stand shoulder to shoulder with the abusers I see no reason not to dab them as well, after all in Canada it is a crime to be in a position of authority and not act when having knowledge of a crime or a crime about to be committed.

    As the old saying goes, when you hang out with catfish you suck a lot of scum.

  5. "The trip was very important to her. . . . Legal battle destroyed father-daughter relationship"

    Schools and the like have to walk very softly and carry a light feather, because of court cases / costs going against them, which means teachers lose jobs as school districts can no longer afford to keep them.

    Any disagreement between a so-called "mature" couple couple can usually be ironed out, with goodwill on either side.

    The whole point is to let the girl have the experience, see whether she enjoyed it or not.

    The ones who gained from this? Who else, bloody lawyers, as usual. Some things never change, until the system forces a change upon all.
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    'Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.' -- Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC.
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    'Half this game is ninety percent mental.' -- Philadelphia Phillies manager Danny Ozark (baseball)
    'It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.' -- Al Gore, Vice President
    'I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix.' -- Dan Quayle
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    'The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.' -- Joe Theismann, NFL football quarterback and sports analyst
    'We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.' -- Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor
    'Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.' -- Department of Social Services, Greenville, South Carolina
    'Traditionally, most of Australia's imports come from overseas.' -- Keppel Enderbery
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    A cartoon from 1934 GD1. The headline on the paper in the lower left -- same as happening today. --

  6. "If the alleged good ones stand shoulder to shoulder with the abusers I see no reason not to dab them as well, after all in Canada it is a crime to be in a position of authority and not act when having knowledge of a crime or a crime about to be committed. "

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change that which I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

    How many things I would do differently, if only I knew then, what I know now.

  7. if only I knew then, what I know now,,, we would have picked this fight then

  8. What? You don't like running at walls head first?

  9. running at walls

    lol, no I`m not in Ontario