Odds & Ends

~ FOR THOSE of you who don’t follow the Binks on Facebook, I’m collecting here some of my recent smaller screeds, rants, brain-farts, and idle babblings which I’ve written over on the Book of Faces. Enjoy, or not.

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I think they are up to something.

I don’t want to know what it is.


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Obama’s New HHS Secretary Proved Her Loyalty to Clinton by Digging Through a Dead Man’s Trash

How did they find this horrible person.. why, that`s easy! They went to Evil-R-Us®, the popular US.gov search site for finding & placing political appointees to important positions in the Evil Mastermind Scheme. Remember, that’s Evil-R-Us®– because you wouldn’t want a decent human being in charge of anything this important!


We can all use more groj.

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This hurts my brain. ~Butterfly

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Because, Shut Up.

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Steyn: “So getting an honorary degree at Brandeis, like serving on the board at Mozilla, is open only to those who make sure they never cross the Conformity Enforcers. And apostates to Islam, as Ayaan is regarded, must accept that they are apostates to American campus conformity, too, and be prepared to lead a life without the consolations of honorary degrees. Accepting the loss of A-list commencement gigs doesn’t take a lot of courage, but it still takes more than Frederick Lawrence has displayed. And ultimately, as I said re Brandon Eich, such a land will be bloody boring – and a society in decline.”


 

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Ontario Liberal appointee accused of violating Elections Act

Saith Binks: “Lose-lose with Wynne: she’s Bob Rae redux, except Ontario is no longer the industrial and financial engine, but a drag-anchor, given decades of stupid, debt, and various stripes of socialism. They’re running out of other people’s money, but people like this still expect that you can squeeze blood from a stone, cuz it’s only money, and that grows on trees in a magic garden.”

http://www.canadaone.com/ezine/briefs.html?StoryID=14Apr14_1

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Mo’ Steyn

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Steyn: “So getting an honorary degree at Brandeis, like serving on the board at Mozilla, is open only to those who make sure they never cross the Conformity Enforcers. And apostates to Islam, as Ayaan is regarded, must accept that they are apostates to American campus conformity, too, and be prepared to lead a life without the consolations of honorary degrees. Accepting the loss of A-list commencement gigs doesn’t take a lot of courage, but it still takes more than Frederick Lawrence has displayed. And ultimately, as I said re Brandon Eich, such a land will be bloody boring – and a society in decline.”

http://www.steynonline.com/6250/degrees-of-separation

New Mozilla plug-ins, extensions, and themes– http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/new-mozilla-add-ons-t13821.html

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Look at me, I’m really cool/
not like those priests who drone and drool/
you really gotta love my singing– do ya?/
A sacrament as a spectacle, pandering to be respectable/
’cause no one wants to hear some boring sermon, do ya? /

Hallelujah, Hallelujah. Hallelujah, Hallelu-u-u-ujah.

So I’ll sing from Shrek via old man Cohen/
amuse the crowd with my squeaks and groans/
Such novelties will drag God right down to ya. /
Look at me in my gold lamé, following the new-fangled way/
’cause 60 years of silly church won’t do ya…

Hallelujah, Hallelujah. Hallelujah, Hallelu-u-u-ujah. 

[Copyright Binks, 2014]


 

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Top scientist resigns from post – admits Global Warming is a scam

“The problem here is not science, but Science™, the substitute for faith & human intuition over the last few centuries. Wedded to Progress™, it becomes a juggernaut of opinion and academic infighting and corporately/ politically motivated busybodiness, trying to proclaim absolute and eternal truth. I.E., acting like a religion. That’s why the Steyn heresy trial, and the acolytes of Global Warming Science™ are running about screaming for prison for unbelievers, and killing tenure for dissenters, and it stopped being about science (you know, observation, theory, model, experiment, revised theory based on evidence/ results) a long time ago. This is now all about mind control, social control, and big big dollars. Well done, Dr. Lewis.” — Binks Webelf

 

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Say.. I think this t-shirt is probably right!

As I recall, the atheists prefer guillotines, firing squads, rape & torture, hangings, gas-vans, gas chambers, starvation, concentration camps, work camps, death camps, gulags, and Laogai (in 2014, even!).

Thanks for the reminder!

~ Binks

Alternative Browser Wars

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As one who has been a longtime supporter of gay marriage and remain one, allow me to say that I am appalled by Mozilla’s decision to fire (or “force to resign”) its newly installed CEO (and inventor of Java Script) Brendan Eich because Eich gave $1000 a few years back for Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage.” ~ Roger L. Simon

~ ITEM: Gay Marriage Supporter Abhors Mozilla’s Decision to Fire Eich, by Roger L Simon; Mozilla in Damage-Control Mode After Hiring Anti-Gay CEO

~ ITEM: Andrew Sullivan: Brendan Eich’s Ouster as Mozilla CEO ‘Disgusts Me’; also, Gay Firefox developers boycott Mozilla to protest CEO hire

~ ITEM: Stop Mozilla Firefox’s Discrimination Against Conservatives; and If someone opposes gay marriage he now loses his job? Mozilla CEO forced to resign; plus Mozilla CEO Responds to Antigay Allegations 

~ ITEM: How did people find out that Mozilla’s CEO donated to support Prop 8?;  Mozilla, Mo’ Problem

~ ITEM: Meanwhile, elsewheres… The director of corporate giving for Google Inc. has resigned in protest from the board of a Christian aid organization after the charity reversed its decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages

~ ITEM: Eich Is Out. So Is Tolerance; Rod Dreher: Gay-Rights McCarthyism Takes Brendan Eich Scalp

~ ITEM: Ed Driscoll: By all means, dump Firefox. But then what?

~ IT’S EVERYWHERE– So Mozilla is in some dumb war over Teh Ghey. You know, cuz everybody must toe the fabulous line, or something. Even The Professional Gheys are face-palming such stupid thought-policing. Well done, Mozilla.

Browsers matter: it’s your interface with the digital world of The Interwebs, Facebook, e-mail, and should ease your browsing without getting in the way, helping too much, snooping for the company or the NSA, crashing, or getting into bloody politics.

Thus Ed Driscoll asks.. if you dump Firefox, what then? Easy, says semi-geek Binks.

Details, Details

~ Opera. SUPER-fast, snoop-ware free.

~ Safari. Apple-ware.

~ List of Alternative Web Browsers

~ 6 Alternative Browsers Based on Google Chrome

~ Binks also uses a slightly outdated Chromium browser (Chrome, minus snoop-warez) SRWare Iron – The Browser of the Future.

~ What’s the best alternative web browser: don’t stick with Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer

~ UPDATE: Mozilla-based Pale Moon Browser

Try some, enjoy, and put your comments below. ~

~ Binks

You can bet its not just Mozilla. Now that’s the bullies have Eich’s head as a trophy on their wall, they will put the heat on every other corporation and major employer. They will pressure them to refuse employment to those who decline to conform their views to the new orthodoxy. And you can also bet that it won’t end with same-sex marriage. Next, it will be support for the pro-life cause that will be treated as moral turpitude in the same way that support for marriage is treated. “Do you believe in protecting unborn babies from being slain in the womb? Why then you are a misogynist. You are a hater of women. You are a bigot. We can’t have a person like you working for our company.” And there will be other political and moral issues, too, that will be treated as litmus tests for eligibility for employment. The defenestration of Eich by people at Mozilla for dissenting from the new orthodoxy on marriage is just the beginning.”

—Prof. Robert P. George

Noah: Not A Movie Review

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~ UPDATE: Matt Walsh– “As a movie? It’s a pile of garbage. As a Biblical adaptation? It’s a blatant mockery…. You can hate this film without watching it, for the same reason that you can assume Citizen Kane is slightly superior to Need For Speed, without having seen either of them.”

~ HAVEN’T SEEN IT.. not going to see it; don’t want to see it; have other things I’d rather do than see it.

Some have called it “The Babylonian Chainsaw Massacre”;

So why don’t I want to see it?

(1) There’s no need for me to see more Hollywood Bible-kinda money-grubbing. FAIL.

(2) There’s no need for me to get my temper up about such crap.

(3) This kind of spectacular but predictable soft-evil judges itself, and lots of others– whose opinions I respect– have stomped it, e.g.:

(4) Ents?!?!

“And I ask you, could anything make Satan happier than something that leads people to believe they are saved when they are not?…. Let me put it this way: According to Aronofsky’s mesmerizing multi-million dollar masterwork, God will later hand Moses only One Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Harm Mother Earth Beyond What Is Absolutely Necessary to Live In a Tent as a Vegetarian.

Ri-i-ight. All the truth and wisdom and goodness and holiness and God-givenness of all of tragic humanity & creation & civilization, and curiously enough it ALL boils down to exactly the same old 2014 megaphone-message of fraudulent eco-enviro-capitalo-progresso-fascism? Why. What. A. Surprise?

The Binky Brain.. lots of lost stuff, rubbish, nonsense, and oddments.

The Binky Brain.. lots of lost stuff, rubbish, nonsense, and oddments.

And finally… well.. my addled soul and brain already has Indiana Jones-style endless warehouses of rubbish, nonsense, and garbage media. If I want edification about the Bible, I will read it, or watch sensible movies about the faith, the Scripture, the saints, or our Lord. The horrid temptation of “What if I miss out on something?” is a temptation, a despair, a sinful form of prurience and rubber-necking curiousitas tending to besmirchment and distraction, neither of which I need more of, nor do most people out there.

Things Are Looking Up

As a sinner who has been fully immersed for most of his life in the sewer-flow and toxic waste and radiation and heavy-handed messaging & propaganda of modern culture, I insist that sometimes it is better for the soul to take a break, and remember to look upwards (Philippians 4:8):

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Look upwards: or else you might miss something eternally relevant, saving, glorious, and important.

~ Binks

P.S. Just in case you think I’m somehow opposed to Christians & Jews seeing such fillums so they can defend the faith, I’m not. This is just a plea for us not to wallow in EVERYTHING out there using such reasons, if the net effect is to render us bitter, worldly, jaded, and intellectually and morally identical to the swamp-culture. We are to be IN the world, but not OF the world; like a boat is supposed to be IN the water, but not FULL of water.

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Question Everything?

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~ ITEM: The Danger of ‘What This Really Means‘.. Or, We’re All Nietzcheans Now

~ BINKS, FOR ONE, for one, would like to state my suspicions about the hermeneutic of suspicion: if people tell us to question everything, doesn’t that include the command to “question everything”? Or are we only supposed to question the stuff we’re told to question, but not the motives and meaning of the questioning itself?

“Trust me: Question Everything!” Really? Because you told us to? To what end? We’ve becomes suckers to the latest brand of smart-alecky snake-oil salesmen. We’ve failed to truly question generations of questioning “experts” over endless topics, from the best food to eat, to politics, to matters of faith and truth and all the Big Questions.

Salt, butter, eggs = evil! Breastfeeding? Evil! Coffee? Evil! The list is pretty long since the 1950s of things declared evil, then later actually good for you. Consider: en mass, we throw away our better judgement– and the wisdom of the ages– to eat false sugar, food that doesn’t feed, laced with chemicals, and wonder why we are fat or sick or diabetic or cancerous. Because an “expert” said so? Because a bunch of experts said so at the same time? Because some fake-food company has a food-like substance to sell?

Questions, Questions

Sometimes it is wise to ask about motives– especially the motives of those asking us to question everything, not so we can gain a better and deeper apprehension of the beautiful, the good, and the true, but precisely to “see through” everything– until we are blind, or have destroyed everything, or have become enslaved to the snake-oil of the moment. Questions are meant to point to answers; questioning everything forever is simply madness & destruction.

I vote with tested & healthy tradition– if it ain’t broke, don’t break it, and then claim you’ve got the magic fixit. That’s revolting, and radical, and mostly leads to blood & death. It’s how humans have mostly operated ever. It’s a political brain-fever to think you can and must make heaven on earth, now, no matter the cost or the body-count or the actual (usually) disastrous results.

Slow, gradual, wise change; learning, asking, pondering? Fine. Question & overthrow everything?

Why? ~

~ Binks

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Do Some Good: Help Alisha

NEW: SIGN HER PETITION!

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A blogger-friend of mine, Alisha De Freitas, is a young married smart chick with a wonderful husband, Keiron, and a dear little daughter, Zoe.

She also nearly died this month.

Sadly, her U.S. insurance company is insisting that the treatment recommended by her doctors so her life-crippling disease to go into remission is ‘exploratory’ and so medically optional. While her body attacks itself, slowly destroying her nervous system. CDIP is a bit like Multiple Sclerosis in the effects, and progression.

Prayers, wisdom, and any suggestions of how to make her case more public gladly will be all received.

~ Binks

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All Of It, And All Of Us

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~ SO SAITH Teh Binksmeister: Nothing is truly neutral: not even the Swiss.

Every thing is based on certain ideas or assumptions about human nature, and what it is good to be or do, and what it is not good to be or do. Every choice has consequences, every thing and everything means something. To pretend otherwise is ignorance, deliberate blindness, or just plain evil. Looking the other way, not in my backyard, not my problem, just can’t think about That? The idea that we can live in a kind of artificial blissful ignorance about life, society, civilization, technology, and the things done in our name for good or for bad requires a disconnectedness which isn’t possible. We’re all accountable.

Jesus considers the lukewarm soul or church or society– the calculatingly careful, the waffler– to be like unrefreshing over-mineralized brackish water, only fit to be spit out.

Just saying, is all.

~ Binks

Heroes On Hogan’s Heroes

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~ I WAS TOLD by my dearly departed Mother that the TV-show Hogan’s Heroes was quite terrible– it glorified Nazis and prison camps and trivialized the Holocaust. The show being funny, and about wartime, I still watched it. Rebel.

A few years ago, I bought Season 1, and then Googled the show and actors. Wow.

The Secret Life Of Actors

Talk about Holocaust: Werner Klemperer (Klink)? 1/2 Jewish escapee from Germany. John Banner (Schultz)? Jewish escapee from Austria, and his entire family died under Hitler. Robert Clary (Lebeau)? Actual Jewish prison-camp survivor of Buchenwald, although he barely survived, his parents, two sisters, two half-sisters, and two nephews did not. Leon Askin (General Burghalter)? Austrian Jewish escapee from Hitler.

It makes the show very poignant, to see the heavy-set Banner, and to wonder if the loss of his family had something to do with his morbid obesity. Clary wrote a book about his life. That  all these Jewish actors took a kind of retroactive revenge on the regime that so darkened their lives is also moving.

Actor Klemperer demanded that his character Colonel Klink never win, or look smart or triumph against the prisoners. The show creators agreed, and comedy gold was born.

Of all the actors, Robert Clary is the last main cast survivor, following the death earlier this year of the Latvian-born actress who played Fraulein Helga. ~

P.S. You can watch all 6 season of the show online via TubePlus. DVDs available on Amazon & eBay.


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~ DESPITE PAST better judgement, Binks made the mistake this morning of listening to CBC’s The Current (for you Americans, NPR, but even more left-whinge). Some (liberal) author wrote a (liberal) book bashing (Tory) Canadian journalist and sometime Senator, Mike Duffy. Trash, smash, bash. No mention whatsoever– even in passing– of the Liberal Party senators even more deeply in scandal and iffy cash. Balance? It is to scoff.

Then I remembered the differences between the CBC and a whore: (1) There are certain things even a whore won’t do; and (2) At least with a whore, it’s comparatively honest & straightforward work.

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The unspeakably biased Anna Maria Tremonti & her screedy-show is the reason I stopped listening to the tax-funded CBC a decade ago. You have to understand what a big deal this was: I was A CBC-baby, raised on it playing all day long in the house; silence during news; listened to for plays and music. It formed part of my brain, and my politics, and my cultural world: genteel but viciously liberal as the years went on, morphing from reasoned Canadianism to a snarling and tinny megaphone for progressivism during the late 70s and early 80s and onwards.

Heck, even when my spiritual and theological views were traditional, I was still a political progressive due, in part, to the CBC and my upbringing. I was listening in the shower one day to The Current, and the aforesaid paid hack Tremonti, and I literally argued out loud with her point by point– she was wrong, skewed, biased, and clearly doing a hit piece on something I knew about better than she did. From that point on , I listened, and found the same bias, fraud, evangelically secular one-sideness on national and local shows. Enough. Click. And so my political transformation began.

Time to cut the CBC off the federal teat. For actual balance, read Brian Lilley’s CBC Exposed. ~

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