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~ ARE ALL MEN CREATED EQUAL? Or do rights accrue to us only if and as fight for them? Inherent rights, versus the squeakiest wheel gets greasy, as it were. That is one of the basic questions besetting our society, dividing our politics, and infecting our foundations.

Our Barbarian Tribes

In the United States, we’re seeing an outbreak of ugly protest and extreme church-redecoration, against Christians and Mormons over the recent vote in California on Proposition 8, defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. In Obama’s moral world, the squeaky wheels get power, money, special treatment– witness his beloved ACORN, or his Chicago buddies, his shadow cabinet, or the Annenberg Trust and $160 million in education funding. They are the self-identified Victims, fighting The Man: it’s the same old revolutionary fairy-tale, in which the supposedly oppressed are justified in doing whatever they are driven to, by their sufferings under injustice. It’s all our fault, not theirs. Unlike ancient times, we’re not worried about barbarians at the gates: we’re creating our own varieties already inside the gates.

Politically active same-sex activists — often the most politically aware and cutting edge of radicals– have read the Obama subtext early and correctly. It’s there in big glowing letters for those who are paying attention. You scream, you win: the biggest babies get all the milk.

Prepare for a lot more screaming in days ahead, as people get the clue that the politically correct human rights mentality is now in play in the USSA. Prepare for more marginalization, as ordinary contented hard-working folks lose rights, get legally trampled, and labelled as extremists. How do we know this? Canada, 1968-present.

Bought The T-Shirt

See, here in Canuckistan, we’re a foretaste and a map of what political correctness and social radicalism does to a society: when leaders treat their people like experimental rats in an laboratory, and not fellow citizens whom they are called to serve. You know, For Their own Good™. It comes with high-flown rhetoric, but the revolution is simply tribalism redux: my tribe is created equal– let’s grab while the goodies are here.

Of course, a few people might get hurt; laws mutated; institutions hijacked; money handed out for cooperation; a few rights might get trampled, and stuff… but Sacrifices Must Be Made™. In Canada, Steyn and Levant and a posse of bloggers and journalists and politicians and good old ordinary citizens– you know, Canadians, not hyphenated or special rights demanders, no matter their background or outlook– have begun to push back against the unjust Rights For A Few tribalism all around us, and now poisoning Obama’s USSA.

In that sense, the human rights war in Canada (and the rest of Western Civilization) is first and foremost political tribalism versus the equal humanity of all, inhering in the human person by virtue of being a child of God, and a citizen of a civilization and a country.

Remember: I Told You So, and ahead of time.

Binks

~ A POX UPON ALL POSEURS, snobs, and those who misuse education, knowledge, and big words to obscure, rather than to enlighten and reveal. Call it the irritable hangover of listening to dozens too many pompous sermons and tiresome professorial lectures. Words mean things; preachers and profs are given particular respect and responsibility to use what they know to help people get to the right questions, in pursuit of goodness and truth. The best profs I ever had loved the truth, and loved their students.

The recent revelation via Ezra Levant that the Steyn-bashing professor John Miller has only a BA in English behind him does not disqualify him as an expert. After all, Mark Steyn himself was not much of a school-lover, and yet as a student of various issues and a lover of learning, has become a best-selling author and world-famous commentator on a wide range of issues. Some of us learn in spite of the current state of academia; some learn outside it.

Alex Pope Nails It

In years past, some institutions of higher learning did not automatically require a masters or doctorate degree in order to teach; one presumes that John Miller– with a little real-world newsroom under his belt– was considered a real-world guy with something to teach journalism students. However, given his expressed views, one is reminded of an oft-misquoted verse by Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) in An Essay on Criticism, 1709:

“A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.”

popeA little shallow paddling in the pools of wisdom and truth gets you wet, and so you imagine you could swim across an ocean, having not even entered the deep end yet. A few clues, a little cleverness, and a dose of human pride are a toxic mixture. It’s the typical undergrad brain-frenzy: having learnt a little, you become a know-it-all. Conspiracy theorists are like this; so was Hitler, in his wide but shallow familiarity with various topics. Only as you learn more can you humbly realize that you know very little, and there is so much more to consider and understand and master, and that the best of us are but life-long students, in a love-affair with truth and goodness.

A little knowledge is dang’rous: it gives the impression of real scholarship and mastery and seriousness, without the substance thereof. Given the political nature of the academy in recent days, even what passes for a lot of knowledge is often the same progressivist clap-trap repeated over and over again, because obviously if you and people like you believe repeat something often and sincerely enough, it becomes true, right? After all, it cost a lot of money, and the buildings have ivy on them, and old-looking columns, too. So some academics become to knowledge what prostitutes are to sexual intimacy.

Old & Busted Vs. New Hotness

Alongside his humour and enviable flair for a pithy turn of phrase, it seems to me that Mark Steyn is a lover of truth, and understanding– however much the likes of Professor Miller may disparage his lack of official credentials in academia, or the hollowed halls of journo skools with professors the likes of– well, let’s be blunt– Mr. Miller, BA, himself. However, I remain underwhelmed: I’ve had profs of his sort before, and I learnt primarily (1) The virtue of patience, (2) that pointed questions may at least help others in the class realize they’re not getting the whole picture, and (3) what NOT to think, and the books and ideas that progressivists really really like. Sadly, students without an academic turn of mind encountering such scholarship may be sideswiped with apparent wisdom and one-sided opinions, or else come to think learning is a fraud, a series of hoops and requirements to get to the paycheque.

Eyewitness Testimony

In Halifax, at the Free Speech & The Media Symposium, when I attempted to respond to Dr. Miller’s characterization of the heckler who interrupted the event at the start of Margaret Wente’s speech as someone who “just felt he had no other way to be heard”, Miller would have none of it. He was simply right, apparently: how dare I interrupt his Heckler/ Victim As Martyr take on the loudmouth heckler-for-hire who thought to grandstand at a public gathering, and abuse both the process of discussion and debate that was going on, and the good will of the attendees not to all similarly rise up and start shouting their opinions, for fear they’d not be heard?

Uh-oh. Bad audience participant! I stood up– not at the microphone*– and said something to the effect that this entire event was in fact a civilized discourse, the ordered way we precisely allowed everyone a chance to speak and be heard, in turn– to which Miller retorted by asking if I was in not fact calling the protester a ‘savage’ (as Wente was in trouble for with her controversial column of the previous week). Nice trick, prof. How many times have professors like Miller shut down real debate and discussion in their classrooms using THAT little bit of illogical word-fu power-play?

Victimologicalism

You see, he’s got his little bit of dang’rous knowledge: White oppressors! Crushing the victims! Tada! It’s a script waiting for actors, featuring Professor Miller as playwright, director, Greek chorus, and critic, all in one. Professional victimologist, are we? Got it all figured out, so no need to listen to other views, or disagreement? Quite the teaching moment there, but not as perhaps you intended it.

Poor little me has a mere 9 years of undergrad and post-grad education, plus another 17 years of self-directed learning and reading and continuing education on a wide range of topics. And a 15 year blog-career in new media, with an established track record, plus published articles in a number of venues– but what do I know?

Come. Off. It. Miller. That the good perfessor is not himself a victim, but a comfortably tenured member of the radical establishment at $120k a year, with real-world power over the opinions and minds and futures of his students**– each sinking in debt $5k+ a year tuition for their journalistical edumacation at Ryerson? Well, let’s not mention that, shall we?

Binks

* There was an older participant between me and the nearest microphone– plus, um– I just felt I had no other way to be heard. Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Help, help, I’m being oppressed!

** Here’s a link to the ‘Rate My Professor‘ website for 50 student reviews of Professor Miller, for what it’s worth. Sounds like the guy I met and saw in action.

~ THIS ELF IS A CHRISTIAN SOCON, a conservative, and a Conservative, generally speaking. I’ve done a certain amount of pondering on the relation between the four, and whether or not it’s always comfortable reading for those Elf-Minions who may be agnostic, gay, progressive, so-lib, it seems to me that the issues confronting us are all interrelated. As for the Church, truth and freedom and all are interwoven, a seamless garment. So while part of me might want to play it easy on certain topics, speaking the truth in love demands the whole picture. The culture of death and the same-sex revolution and the abortion culture and the HRCs and the Obama moment and the Jihad– all pieces of the greater puzzle. No needless provocation or hurtfulness intended: but sometimes healing requires probing, or surgery, for health and wholeness to be restored. ~

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Mark Steyn

~ IT’S STEYN’S FAULT! “Canada’s Health Care System heading for “Demographic Blowout” with Aging Population: Study” …. (lifesitenews)

~ SCARAMOUCHE: “You gotta love it: Mark Steyn’s deft takedown of the Toronto Star’s censorship/Islam-shill, Harpoon Siddiqui” …. (scaramouche)

Ezra

~ VIA THE EZ: Paul Schneidereit on denormalization …. (Ez)

~ EZRA JUST WANTS TO KNOW: “Who was John Miller’s client?” …. (Ez)

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FreeSpeechers

How We Got Here:
“The Judeo-Christian ethic is just that- an ethic, an ideology that was to serve as the basis and foundation upon which a free nation might be built. The Judeo-Christian ethic is not an endorsement of religion- it is an endorsement of ideas, not the least of which is the validity and importance of freedom. The Judeo-Christian ethic has been the blueprint, revised over time, that has come to be a definition of freedom. The ideas contained in those ethics have come to define the boundaries of our freedom and our obligations to out society. We have been blessed with freedom and democracy as a way of life.”

~ SigCarlFred ~

~ REMEMBER TO Vote for the Infidel Blogger Awards! …. (jihadwatch)

Rob Nicholson on section 13a

~ HRC REVIEW Moon report out Monday– Read about it here. Brian Lilley & CFRB reporting on the report when issued; Shaidle: “New Moon on Monday: report on Canada’s Human Rights Commissions to be released November 24” …. (cfrb, 5fof)

~ THE TIDE IS TURNING in the battle against the Human Rights Kommissars …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ EZRA LEVANT has denormalized Canada’s human rights industry; it’s now time for the law to change …. (shotgun)

~ AUSTRALIA’S internet filter could cut speed by 60% …. (novascotiascott)

~ TIME IMMORTAL has moved for a bit.. bookmark the new site …. (kennethhynek)

~ DO CHECK OUT All the best from Colonel Robert Neville blogspot in Melbourne Australia, for some spicy and punchy incorrectness and insensitivity training! …. (colonelrobertneville.blog)

~ TORIES SHOULD take free speech support beyond convention– Rob Breakenridge, Calgary Herald …. (canada.com)

~ “UTOPIA”, HERE WE COME! “Without referring to Canada’s parallel legal system, the human rights commissions, a line in a Roger Kimball blog post nails why these bodies pose such a risk to our nation’s health. (I’ve highlighted the line, so as to not leave you guessing which one I mean)” …. (scaramouche)

~ SCARAMOUCHE: “Moon tune: It occurs to me that in all the excitement over the Conservative delegates voting to get rid of Section 13, we’re still waiting to hear from “human rights” expert, Richard Moon” …. (scaramouche)

~ MULTICULTURALISM “has become an excuse machine” …. (novascotiascott)

~ DIANA WEST fires back — at her own editor! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ DAILY BAYONET– Free Speech Progress; Now Push for the Win! …. (dailybayonet)

~ CENSORSHIP & Media – where does one start? …. (xanthippaschamberpot)

~ MORMONS, CATHOLIC Knights of Columbus Face Chilling Threats and More Vandalism for Prop. 8 Support; Update: Nationwide Homosexual Anarchist Organization Behind Attack on MI Church Planning Further Disruption; With Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Christian Freedoms Will be Under Greatest Threat in Hawaii, Wisconsin; Anti-Mormon, Anti-Marriage Violence Continues …. (LSN, FLAF)

~ DOING THE JOB THAT NEWSPAPERS SHOULD BE DOING: Web Sites That Dig for News Rise As Watchdogs. It’s a blog thang …. (pajamasmedia)

~ THE MIGHTY KEELER REPORTS: “This morning a FREE SPEECH card holder wins the Governor-General’s Award for English Poetry” …. (poetency.blog)

~ HMMMM: Harper pushes united front: “Setting aside ‘secondary’ issues that could cause conflict, Tories hope to govern collectively to deal with financial crisis”.. does that ‘secondary’ list include free speech & repealing Sec. 13(1)?; Delegates Had Their Say. Will The Caucus Listen? …. (theglobeandmail, FLAF)

~ DAVID FRUM.. NOT one of the “Favorite People on the Right” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ DRACONIAN kangaroo ‘court’ is a disgrace to Canadians …. (shotgun)

~ STUPID “conservative” Tricks …. (no-libs)

~ ROB NICHOLSON voted in favour of squelching section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act …. (shotgun)

~ FIRST IMPRESSIONS Mike Brock & Noa Mendelsohn Aviv v. The Lying Jackal & Bernie “Child Porno is my latest desperate gambit to save Section 13(1)” Farber …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ OLD VS. NEW MEDIA– Culture Of Condescension …. (sda)

~ PERFESSOR John Miller to fall on Al Battar …. (MaD)

~ WARNING: ‘FAIRNESS’ doesn’t necessarily meet First Amendment free speech rights …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS: “An age of barbarism” …. (spectator)

~ RIGHT GIRL: Canada is on Crack …. (girlontheright)

~ SHOTGUN: Academic freedom is under attack in Calgary as censors target legitimate academic discussion about aboriginal policy and the soundness of indigenous spirituality as a research methodology …. (westernstandard.ca)

~ PROP 8 ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE ALERT! “America’s Pastor is supposedly open-minded, tolerant. But his media image is belied by what he says on Sundays.” 2-Minute Hate begins in 3.. 2.. 1..; and “Homosexualists Protest against True Marriage in Over 100 Cities”; Watch sparks fly as ‘gay’ activist mob swarms Christians …. (Various)

~ CREEPING JACKBOOTS– “Recent laws passed by the Canadian government permitting fire departments and electricity cops to enter your home without a warrant are giving some the chills. Emery explains why these latest laws, targeted at marijuana users, are another example of “creeping jackboots.” …. (westernstandard.ca)

~ KATE @ SDA: “Scratch A Leftist.. And you’ll find an intolerant homophobe.” …. (smalldeadanimals)

~ TEMPER TANTRUM: “Utah’s growing tourism industry and the star-studded Sundance Film Festival are being targeted for a boycott by bloggers, gay rights activists and others seeking to punish the Mormon church for its aggressive promotion of California’s ban on gay marriage”; Restaurant bullied by anti-Prop. 8 mob offers up payment …. (Various)

~ LIBERTY COUNSEL Files Initial Argument to Protect California’s Marriage Amendment / Free Pastors Policy Luncheon …. (lc.org)

~ FREE BAD PUBLICITY– Gay Brownshirts on the March!; Quotes of the Day; Professional Victims On The Offensive; Homosexual terrorism. That’ll convince ‘em! …. (Various)

~ PERFESSOR John Miller wants to know why people would be angry with being treated as second class citizens in the country their forefathers built …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ CHRC HEAD CRITICIZED for “Ironic” Involvement in Remembrance Day Ceremony …. (lifesitenews)

~ IT’S DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN: “German Students Lay Waste to Holocaust Exhibit” …. (pw, Atlas)

~ THE NEW ANIMALITY: “Ladies, be careful what you whine for”; via; and “Child-Man in the Promised Land.” …. (city-journal.org)

~ INDEED– “As many bloggers are pointing out these days, conservatives need to think about influencing all of culture, so that electoral defeats are not so crucial. Not thinking long term will have ongoing effects” …. (shotgun)

~ HMMMM: “I was surprised to learn through a graduate student at Carleton University that the Conservative party have pulled all of their political ads and videos from their Youtube channel. There are no videos on the party website either. This does not bode well for researchers, political historians, and reporters.” Acting a bit like the Obamnunists, are we? …. (ryerson.ca)

~ RUPERT MURDOCH reads the riot act to the ‘mainstream media’ …. (directorblue.blog)

~ RESOLUTION P-203 Video and links …. (MaD)

~ ONE COSMOS: “…why do we live in an age of stupidity? Because liberals have spent the last fifty years undermining the legitimacy of the divine-human order, and therefore sowing chaos. And once you have chaos, then you have successfully destroyed any standards by which we may objectively guide our lives.” …. (onecosmos.blog)

~ A SWEDISH FEMINIST PARTY says it will push for abortion to be considered a human right as it campaigns for a seat in the European Union parliament …. (gmanews.tv)

~ ALL IN A LATHER: “Faux foes and real ones: When faced with a bogus threat—white power creeps coerced into posting nasty comments online about “the Jews”—the CJC gets itself in a lather, thundering that all Canadians must continue to be deprived of their most essential freedom because such “hate speech” is the precursor to genocide” …. (scaramouche)

~ DOG BITES DOG– Washington Post: We do have a liberal bias …. (shotgun)

~ MANIPULATION: “Fear of “The Other” is always a driving force in politics, and as it is emotional, it operates independently of positions on issues. If you can get people to fear someone or some group, what they actually say or do won’t matter” …. (classicalvalues)

~ CONSERVATIVE Convention Delegates Adopt Policy Protecting Pregnant Women from Violent Crime. Also voted to curtail the power of the Human Rights Commissions to prosecute “hate speech” …. (lifesitenews)

~ HATE CRIMES Legislation: The Politically Correct Way to Silence People of Faith …. (cwfa.org)

~ WHEN PEOPLE ARE ‘UNITS’ — China’s Gruesome Organ Harvest: The whole world isn’t watching. Why not? …. (weeklystandard)

~ MILITANT HOMOSEXAL ACTIVISTS Disrupt Church Service, Bash Christians; Playing The Race Card On Same-Sex Marriage, By Jeff Jacoby …. (orthodoxytoday, bostonglobe)

~ SOS EUROPE: Outsourcing Democracy …. (brusselsjournal)

~ DENNIS PRAGER: Is Gay the New Black?; Matt Barber: Counterfeit Marriage and its Counterfeit Movement …. (townhall)

~ XANTHIPPE: “Mainstream Media – Dan Rather speaks out”.. “By the way, Mr. Rather thinks that ‘bloggers’ are the next wave in news-communication – and a healthy antidote to the current malaise of the MSM. Though he does not have a blog himself, in another interview, he said that if he were offered an opportunity to join a group of several bloggers, he just might consider making it the place from which to fight this battle!” …. (xanthippaschamberpot)

~ THE MEDIA Jihad Marches On …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ UNIVERSAL TRUTH in an age of reason – A review of William Gairdner’s defence of universal truth …. (mercatornet)

~ HATING GRANNY– The (Circus) Arena of Ideas; and Tolerance. Haters hate old lady, threaten and scream …. (Various)

~ NEW IPPF Document Tells States to Guarantee Sweeping “Sexual Rights” …. (c-fam.org)

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~ CANUCKISTAN’S very own “Crypto-Klansman”? …. (edwardmichaelgeorge)

~ FINALLY, a Religious Leader with Guts …. (townhall.com)

~ SPECIAL TREATMENT: “As angry Prop 8 demonstrators block traffic and disrupt city life, officers are under orders to leave them alone“; TIME: What Happens If You’re on the Gay “Enemies List”; California protests expose the folly of “rights talk.” …. (Various)

~ LEVIATHAN: The End Of History …. (scipio)

~ OPIATE FOR THE ZOMBIE-MASSES: Depressed? Turn Off The TV …. (rightwingnews)

~ IMAO CONTRA RINOs– An Incoherent Rant About Political Coherency …. (imao)

~ VIA DAWN EDEN: Same-sex, different dei– On the inadequacy of moral arguments for ‘gay marriage’ …. (dawneden.blog)

~ A THANKLESS FEMINIST navel-gazer explains why she didn’t wear the poppy last week …. (np)

~ VIDEO– Gingrich On The Gay Rampage Inspired By Prop 8: “What’s happening in California is repulsive and should sicken anyone who’s a Christian or anyone who even believes in the democratic process”; Volokh: Does the Anti-Gay Marriage Backlash Prove that Judicial Review is Ineffective? …. (Various)

~ DALRYMPLE: “Slouching Toward Fanaticism” …. (blog.skepticaldoctor)

~ THE PEOPLE’S CUBE: “Glorious Opportunity to Shape Harmonious Religion for World!” …. (thepeoplescube)

Canada’s Obamas
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Obysmal

“You don’t need tough love in America, you need tougher love. Around the water cooler, at the church, at school. At the work place, at the picnic, and the bowling alley. You should be pounding the desk with your fist, raising hell, and take this beautiful state back from the pimps, and the whores, and the welfare brats, and the gang-bangers who seems to have all the rights in the world while the good people, the productive, law abiding people don’t have jack squat — and I think I am going to throw up.”

~ Ted Nugent ~

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~ FULL PAGE AD in Washington Times Weekly – November 17, 2008: Was Barack Born In Kenya? Is He Really A Citizen Of Indonesia? Does The Constitition Still Matter? …. (obamacrimes)

~ COLONEL ROBERT NEVILLE: Obama, are you God? …. (forthardknox)

~ YEA, ALL THE CHILDREN SHALL PRAISE HIM! “How sweet that our soon-to-be dictator has a picture book for children written about him! Why, it sounds positively marvelous! Take a deep breath, though, before you read this jaw-dropping pap” …. (scipio)

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“Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers.

But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope…”

~the_new_republic_cover_30jan2008_200px PAGING THE MESSIAH– Financial Crisis Tab Already In The Trillions; Florida pension fund loses quarter of value; then there’s that whole “worldwide run on gold coins” thing …. (Various)

~ FDR WOULD NEVER Have Passed Obama’s Vetting Process, by Julian Zelizer …. (thedailybeast)

~ BREAKING NEWS! LA Times Only Just Notices Obama Has Thin Resume? …. (newsbusters)

~ TIME’S UP, PROGRESSIVES! “Mr. Obama will get, and deserves, a period of political grace. Let’s say a year. After that, it will become increasingly difficult to attribute whatever mistakes he makes to the legacy of his predecessor. American liberalism, such as it is, is finally being put to the test that fate has denied it these last many decades. Succeed or fail, this time there can be no excuses” …. (wsj.com)

~ DR. HELEN– “Speak Up! I read with interest this good advice from Ted Nugent on speaking up in California and the rest of the country” …. (drhelen.blog)

~ OBAMA’S VERY BAD START: How a promising leader turned into the playground bully — overnight! …. (pajamasmedia)

~ CAN PRESIDENT Obama Unite the United States? …. (insidecatholic)

~ GLENN BECK in The New Omerica: “Ground Zero In American Culture War Pinpointed” …. (eddriscoll)

Michael Steele on the role of the “loyal opposition”

~ SCARAMOUCHE– “High apple pie in the sky hopes: The candidate—now pres-elect—who based his campaign on wishful thinking seems poised to employ the same tactic as the linchpin of his foreign policy” …. (scaramouche)

~ REALITY CHECK: “If the Employee Free Choice Act Applied to Presidential Elections” …. (nro)

~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON– “..we live now in the Age of Post-Journalism. All that was before is now over, as this generation of journalists voluntarily destroyed the hallowed notion of objectivity and they will have no idea quite how to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again” …. (victorhanson)

~ MICHAEL COREN: Obama courts trouble with dubious decision to appoint Emanuel …. (nationalpost)

~ RICH LOWRY: “Infrastructure Spending to Nowhere: Congress will soon try to pave our way to economic redemption” …. (nro)

~ UNCONVICTED TERRORIST & Tenured Crybaby Ayers Likens His Treatment by Fox News to Scene From Orwell’s ‘1984’; Eyeblast.tv Asks Ayers About Sirhan Sirhan Book Dedication… Where Was The MSM? …. (newsbusters)

~ HACKING ‘BAMA? BlackBerry: vital tool or security risk? …. (theglobeandmail)

~ HIS HOMETOWN: “One would have thought that Obama’s brilliance, dedication, wisdom, experience and community organizing would have been able to prevent this. After all, the fellow has been in Chicago for 20 years” …. (returnofscipio)

~ CATHOLIC CHURCH Loading Up For War With Obama; The Coming Kulturkampf …. (scipio, blosser.blog)

~ OBAMA’S CHURCH Choice to Be Scrutinized …. (townhall)

~ A TASTE OF THE FUTURE in Obama’s Justice Department: Expect more politically driven prosecutions and brazen denials of misconduct with Team Obama …. (pajamasmedia)

~ MALKIN– Obama’s Illegal Alien Aunti: The Rest of the Story …. (townhall)

~ NEWS FROM BAILOUTISTAN: “The State of California taxes its citizens $500 million dollars and then spends it on giving relief to its citizens because their taxes are too high. Ponzi wept. ” …. (sippicancottage.blog)

~ OBAMA TO FUND forced abortions …. (transfigurations.blog)

~ IDIOTS ON PARADE: Why Socialist Economics Could Not Work And Made Life Ugly And Uncomfortable …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ MOLECH Writes Obama: “The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice has made it official: there’s never been, nor will there ever be, an abortion that doesn’t get their seal of approval. They make this clear in a letter they’ve sent to President-elect Obama in which they come out for the Freedom of Choice Act” …. (reformedpastor)

~ SCIPIO: “Come January 20, The One will have placed his minions and his party throughout this government and its bureaucratic organs. This party, accurately called “the party of death” by a Catholic archbishop, will soon be in command of all three branches of government, the media, the schools, academia, the banks, much of our manufacturing base and every court in the nation. We are degenerating into another Cuba. America’s transformation into a one-party state is near complete” …. (thereturnofscipio)

~ THE EVIL AYERS Targets Media; Bill Ayers Lied People Died …. (townhall, Jawa)

~ HAS THE MESSIAH thrown gays under the bus?; Trojan Horse change you can believe in! …. (kraalspace, pw)

~ ROGER KIMBALL: “Therapeutic cogitations from Duff Cooper” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ HOW A SOPHOMORIC Leftist With Terrorist Friends and No Serious Credentials Could Get Elected President …. (rightwingnews)

~ THE O-CULTISTS– “They mouthed ‘Obama’ at me, as if it were a curse” – Pro-lifers report strange day outside abortion clinic day after the election …. (calcatholic.com)

~ KRAALSPACE: “This is the liberals’ version of ‘apostolic succession'” …. (kraalspace)

~ FIRE TO THE NEXT PRESIDENT of the United States: End Speech Codes and Defend Free Speech on Campus …. (FIRE)

~ COUP D’ETAT: SOROS & STUART SMALLEY — Soros-Funded Idea Factory Becomes Obama Policy Front …. (bloomberg, atlasshrugs2000)

~ THE MIGHTY O: “When I see Mr. Obama, who has no record, no library of decisions, no recognizable foundation, enjoying a 70% approval rating and receiving media cheers for hosting Mrs. Clinton and John McCain in the president-elect’s Chicago clubhouse, then I can presume that there is not yet a check or a balance on the imminent-and-still-undefined administration” …. (realbarackobama)

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~ WE SAY HE’LL APPEASE.. Obama’s Choice: Appease an Ally or Do the Right Thing, by Paul Farmer. Poor Obysmal longs for approval …. (thedailybeast)

~ OBAMA=COOL? “The “Daily Beast” has run a photo essay, or novelty, or something, about how the Obama campaign and election have redefined “cool” in politics. My favorite: “Strategery” is out; “Pahk-EE-stahn” is in. I’m glad someone has admitted, at least tacitly, that Obama has been doing the whole “NPR pronunciation” thing” …. (newcriterion)

~ CARDINAL STAFFORD: President-elect Obama is “aggressive, disruptive… and apocalyptic.” …. (insightscoop)

~ GUARDIAN: Hillary Accepts Secretary of State Job …. (Wz)

~ REFORMED PASTOR: “The Cult of Obama” …. (reformedpastor)

The Onion: “Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?”

~ THE UK & THE US: Same Revolution, Different Consequences? …. (bj)

~ REV. PETERSON: Black Preachers are Worshiping the Wrong Messiah …. (christiannewswire)

~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: The only “change” so far is the adulation of Obama and a blind eye to his faults. “Win One for the Messiah!” …. (victorhanson.com)

~ MAKING STUFF UP: Russia Shows How Obama Could ‘Succeed’ …. (rightwingnews)

~ O’S HUMOUR-COPS: When Is A Joke Racist? …. (bj)

~ JUST ANOTHER DAY at the office: more Ayers-Obama bullcrap unearthed.. when, exactly, did they first meet? …. (directorblue.blog)

~ O-GRUPPEN– Mysterious force: “According to the Obama transition team, the mysterious “civilian national security force” he announced to cheering crowds in July is intended to provide “postwar reconstruction” in addition to the strictly military activities of the regularly Armed Forces. It is not a Brownshirt-like force. That at least, is the vague explanation given to his most tantalizing speech” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ EUROPE Is Obama’s First ‘Global Test’ …. (brusselsjournal)

~ BILLY AYERS is just a misunderstood “demonized” whiner …. (realbarackobama)

~ NYT: HALF THE STORY– The New York Times On Opposition To The Big 3 Bailout …. (rightwingnews)

~ THOU SHALT NOT take his middle name in vain …. (ghostofaflea)

~ ER.. OKAY THEN: Bill Ayers Denies Dedicating Book to RFK’s Killer — But ‘Absolutely’ Regrets Doing So …. (Wz)

~ THE CONTENT of Barack Obama’s Character …. (nrotc)

~ FREEDOM FAIRY Weighs In On “Secretary of State” …. (uppitywoman08)

~ THE TRILLION Dollar Men: “An eight year old article from City Journal describes how activist and community organizations, plus banks eager to lend, turned the low cost mortgage scene into what it is today” …. (richardfernandez)

~ VERMONT: Students who Want to say Pledge of Allegiance Kicked out of Class …. (Wz)

~ THE ACLU defends “Joe the Plumber” …. (pumpkin-watch.blog)

33 Minutes – America’s Missile Defense in a New Missile Age

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~ ICEJ NEWS: “Obama advised to engage rather than threaten Tehran” …. (icej.org)

~ PEOPLE’S CUBE: Communists of St. Petersburg on Obama Victory; VOTE ’08: Who Will Play Obama in Hollywood Biopic? …. (thepeoplescube)

~ HALO DINNER: The Barack Obama Golden Plate Offer! What did you buy the day the world changed, daddy? …. (anorak)

~ RBO RANT: Just imagine Lobotobot heads exploding! …. (therealbarackobama)

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Jihad

~ ALLAH HATES CRIPPLES, RETARDS– Just in case you were wondering why “they” keep attaching Semtex to people of subnormal intelligence …. (MaD)

~ THEY REALLY SHOULD change their name to The Canadian “We Insist That You Censor Your Website or Else” Congress …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ CANADA– “Racist and hateful” Muslim gets four-year sentence for firebombing Jewish school …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ THE REST OF THE STORY– Sexual Terror: The Untold Stories of Beslan Jihad …. (islam-watch.org)

~ SPENCER– “Western liberties—freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, equality before the law, including women’s rights and the rights of non-Muslims—are increasingly threatened by a growing deference to the laws of Islam” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ THE SHAIDLE– “In Montreal, some Muslim leaders have an ethical problem with hymenoplasty, viewing it as a form of deception” …. (5fof)

~ REPORT: Iranian blogger who visited Israel arrested in Tehran …. (atlasshrugs2000)

“Using our democracy to topple our democracy”

~ EUROPE, the Missionaries’ Battle Ground …. (brusselsjournal)

~ ALLAH’S PRIVATEERS: “Piracy, Caribee and Somali”…. (scaramouche)

~ MUSLIMS DEMAND removal of Senator Lieberman from Homeland Security Committee …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ RELIGION OF… “Iraqi bishop receives letter: “There is no place for you infidel Christians among the Muslim believers in Iraq from now on. Otherwise, our swords will be legalized over your neck” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ BACK TO THE WALL: Israel’s Existential Threat …. (spectator.org)

~ CRISIS AVERTED: “Further to CJC’s mentorship scheme and how it might, er, conflict with the nutso teachings of the mosque that serves Toronto’s large Somali community, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s all been sorted out” …. (scaramouche)

~ A REVIEW OF the now-infamous book, Jewel of Medina …. (nro)

~ ISLAMIST CAMPUS GROUP Group Gets ‘A+’ in Radicalism …. (pajamasmedia)

~ THE FRIENDLY FOLK AT Al Qaeda Buying Old Emergency Vehicles On eBay: MI5 …. (sentinel.blog)

~ FRANKISTAN– National Post editorial board: France rules virginity is not ‘essential’ in Muslim marriages …. (np, volokh)

~ MICHAEL SAVAGE Scores Court Victory Over CAIR …. (canadiansentinel.blog)

~ FOR THE EU, Sarkozy and the UN, Turkey Is Already in Europe …. (BJ)

~ RELIGION LINK: resources for journalists covering Muslim youth …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ 50,000 Hindu fundamentalists demonstrate in favor of Christian persecution …. (asianews.it)

~ RELIGION OF.. Iraq: Two Christian women killed in Mosul. Iraq: Al-Qaeda Issues Final Warning to Christians, “Leave or We’ll Behead you” …. (blogfreeworld, Wz)

~ NEW BOARD GAME Depicts the “Prophet” Mohammed in Figurine Form… Rampaging Muslim mobs seen stretching their legs, practicing their stabbing motions …. (Wz)

~ DEFINING Jew-Hatred Down: The curious response to Ahmadinejad at the U.N. …. (weeklystandard)

~ MIKE S. ADAMS: Lawrence of Eurabia …. (townhall.com)

~ A NEW REPORT– Victims of Intimidation: Freedom of Speech within Europe’s Muslim Communities, by Douglas Murray and Johan Pieter Verwey …. (socialcohesion)

~ JUST ANOTHER semi-failed state: Turkey could’ve been prosperous– “Turkish academics maintain that Turkey would now be a prosperous member of the European Union if only the Greeks had not been forced out and the Armenians killed in the early 20th century. A public argument has broken out after Defence Minister Vecdi Gönül defended the expulsions of Greeks and Armenians” …. (novascotiascott)

~ DR. MOHAMMED’S News You Can Use! The Healing Power.. Of Flies! …. (mypetjawa)

~ DEFEATING EURABIA: Fjordman’s First Book. Buy it here …. (brusselsjournal, lulu)

defeura1~ TORSTAR: UPS Toronto Muslim HRC case settled …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ GLASGOW ASPLODER– Abdulla admits desire to “change opinion using violence” …. (socialcohesion)

~ THE LEFT HEARTS ISLAM– Islam in Europe: Germany: Green party elects Turkish leader …. (blogfreeworld)

~ RELIGION OF.. Thai Jihadis Execute Muslim man, two Buddhists, Chop off Arms …. (Wz)

~ WORD FROM Turkey: Special teams to stop honor killings– “It is good to see a concerted effort to prevent this. Will we one day need such “special teams” in the United States?” …. (JiWa)

~ NHS DOCTOR Admits To Terrorism, ‘If You Want To Be Technical About It’ — Iowahawk looks at the Glasgow Airport bombers …. (anorak)

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