Welcome to "Coopspeak - The Sequel"
Oh yes, this is so happening.
I have so much to share. Letters from laywers. The "or else" verbiage. The "let us strip you of your constitutional rights" letters or we will SLAPP you.
Just an FYI, that word SLAPP ain't no typo. Just click on the link and get a little legal knowledge.
I'd like to thank Kim Seipt, Kelly Darnley and Terry Groves for INSPIRING me to embrace all that is right and proper about who I am as a Canadian and then as a Caledon resident.
Oh did I say that? Please forgive the crass pejorative. I've never used one before, ever, in this blog. Well looks like this moment will be the exception. Man, that's empowering. It's like the most literal flipping the bird moment I've ever partaken of. Wow, that's fun. Can I do it again? F#@K you. It feels so good.
Kimmy, Kelly and Terry thank you for reminding me about the Charter of Rights in this country.
Thank you for inspiring me to step up to the plate and use my own voice to say yay or nay to your position. Thank you for helping me grow the pair of cojones I need to deal with a bunch of asshats like you. Last time I checked, I was allowed to descent from your opinion, your platform and your personal agenda. Truth is, I'm embarressed to think that we represent the same community. Oh wait, that's just my opinion. I am entitled to an opinion, right?
How disgraceful that you opted to try and use a piece of legal duct tape over my mouth by trying to intimidate me and frighten me with the prospects of a SLAPP suit. Hey Christine, sign on the dotted line and you'll never be allowed to not only write about us but to add insult to injury, you'll not even be allowed to "talk/verbalize" about us. Yeah, ok. Gimme the paper, where do I sign? I don't think so.
Could you imagine living in Bolton and not being able to even talk about Terry Groves aloud? That just makes me snort laugh. C'mon. Seriously. Think about it. That's like telling some guy in San Fran in the 60's he can't let his freak flag fly. Yeah dude, how's that working for you?
On another note, I'd like to thank every single Canadian who ever put on a uniform to stand up for our right to have an opinion and voice it. Please know that this girl is grateful for all that you fought for and it did not go in vain. I will not remain silent in my community. I will scrap for what I believe is right and righteous. You fought to give me that right so thank you. I'll use it. Every single chance I get.
Finally I'd like to thank my lawyer, Iain MacKinnon, for giving me a good, hard, sift boot up the ass to remind me of the rights and privileges I'm afforded to in this country. You are a champ and a Pitbull. I couldn't have asked for better representation. Thank you for helping me straighten out my backbone and remember who I am, what my voice is and why it's important to use it.
I've got my list for Santa. Contrary to popular belief, I've been a very good girl. So stay tuned. "Coopspeak - The Sequel" is warming up the keyboard.
To all those who serve, in whatever capacity that might be, blessings for those who are away from your families this holiday. This girl appreciates your service and the reminder of why you serve.
Much love & respect to my community,