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Were We Not Amused?

~ ITEM: The King is Dead: Lefsetz on the passing of Michael Jackson

~ ITEM: The wounded soul of Michael

~ ITEM: Mothers, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Freak Shows

~ ITEM: Jonah Goldberg on the Media and Michael Jackson’s death

~ ITEM: Michael Jackson: He never had a chance; Michael Jackson is dead

~ ITEM: Sadly missing from the nightly newscast is the latest on the hundreds killed, possibly thousands detained and injured while marching for freedom in Iran

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“The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.”
Ezekiel 18:2

Show me the amusements of a culture, and I’ll show you it’s heart. So at the heart of ancient Rome was the Circus Maximus, and later the Flavian Amphitheatre ( the Colosseum), and the life and death battles there between man and animal, law and lawbreaker, man and man, Rome and the barbarians. It was all about the blood, and the judgement of the spectators: were they amused? Who deserved life and who deserved death? So via the public spectacles, the heart of that civilization was revealed.

What about our civilization? our amusements, judgements, and mortal battles?

Despite the evidence of many dead and miserable former child stars, some parents still seek fame for and through their children, and we all spectate. It’s child sacrifice by decades, in some cases.

So in the pain-killer induced heart-failure and death of former child pop-star Michael Jackson, we see a reflection of ourselves, and of one father’s merciless dreams for his son. Fame, money, a name– heady temptations for anybody, let alone a little boy.

Because any farewell to Michael Jackson, former ‘King Of Pop’, must ponder what his fame-hungry father Joe forcibly created for our amusement and entertainment: we are all the sons of our fathers. Even more, Michael became the mirror and result of a cannibalistic fame-culture.

“Theroux told Joe Jackson that his son was so nervous when he saw his father that he “regurgitates”, and Joe responds by saying: “He regurgitates all the way to the bank. That’s right.” Michael Jackson has consistently accused his father of beating him as a child.”

Starting in the 1980′s, the young singer was the goose that laid golden eggs for his family, but along the way– like an ordinary egg– he got cracked under the pressure.

The oft sinned-against can become oft sinners. The broken heart wreaks havoc, for a broken person is alive and choosing, unlike a broken machine.

Therefore in the Colosseum of publicity, when Michael Jackson no longer amused, then pop culture and we– his former consumers now become spectators and judges– watched his very long and very public spiritual death and resulting humiliations, with Michael yet again as the embodiment of a pop-culture grown over-amused, under-inspired, and ever more prone to regurgitation instead of creativity.

So Michael Jackson ended up an hollow-souled misery to himself and others, wickedly seeking to buy or steal his stolen childhood through children, though fame and performing and ever more erratic and bizarre choices and behaviour. If his ever-rebuilt face came to look like some freak-show or funhouse reflection, it was about seeking a self he could live with, having been made to grow up using his talent to amuse and earn and please an unpleasable father. But there was not much of a whole and healthy self there. So the outer man reflected the inner: ever-changing, and ever more thin and ghostly and distorted.

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But of course, one more show, as pop culture and the media which fed upon his life will have a last feeding-frenzy over his death: rather like those famous dancing zombies of the world-changing ‘ Thriller’ song and video– dead, but still amusing for the audience and our unrelenting hunger for amusement. His life and death have been a mirror for us, if we can see it.

Of course the “heaven has another angel” crowd will posthumously beatify him and plonk him into heaven, as is the custom with dead famous folks. I say that’s God’s business, and none of us should dare be so certain. Like any of us, Mr. Jackson was– first– a creature and son of God, our brother and fellow human being, who must answer for himself and his deeds; for now he stands in the immediate presence of God.

Despite his sins and spiritual peregrinations, and according to the good will and purpose of our heavenly Father, may it be that Michael finds the rest and peace at the last which escaped him here below, in a life publicly sacrificed on the altar of fame, riches, and exploited to the last by our demand for amusement, whether as a performer, walking freak-show, or corpse.

For my own snark and maligning such a fellow sinner in the past, may the Lord forgive and have mercy. ~


O-Potheosis & Fall

~ ITEM: Ron Paul: President Obama’s goal is “economic collapse”

~ ITEM: Is US Dept of State Advising Some Embassies To Obtain Year’s Worth of Local Currencies? If so, why? Does it expect a dollar collapse in the next 4-6 months?

~ ITEM: Government Implemented Thousands of New Regulations Costing $1.17 Trillion in 2008

~ ITEM: Obama’s AmeriCrooks and Cronies Scandal by Michelle Malkin

~ THEY WOULDN’T DARE! — As I noted last time, everything I learned about mindless progressivisim, I learnt from modernist Anglicanism. For example– when loony bishops force loony religion on people, givings drop. No problem: vacuum the investments, close parishes, sell real estate. Anything for the revolution, right? Blendering the built-up capital and work of generations– it’s like using the walls of your house for firewood: not a good policy in general.

So too the current policies of the American POTUS– unless, perhaps, he actually means to cripple and bankrupt the United States as a world power.

Ponder: if he becomes Glorious Leader, if he then collapses the U.S Economy so that the government makes up a larger portion of economic activity, having reduced production (less greenhouse gases!) and made the New USSA less a commanding presence in the world, to allow.. global multiculturalism and a ‘new world order’? George Soros has made a mint gutting countries in distress– somebody is making money right now in the U.S with all the crazy-expensive programs and government stimulus and dollar-printing and hyper-deficits and missing/ unaccounted-for hundreds of billions .

The Binks often operates by intuition, and something tells me the economic panics are not done yet: will we see another one in the Fall? Even if we don’t once Cap & Trade & ObamaCare kick in, the effective government takeover of the economy and the massive new tax-grabs will be kicking in, to cripple investment, innovation, job-creation, and suck most of the dynamic life out of the American economy. Why do that? Power, and to weaken American sovereignty, exceptionalism, and resistance to global schemes. A weakened USSA will still hold power, but in a socialized state, the ruling class holds almost all the cards, and so can more effectively ‘guide’ the sheeple.

Like those whacknut Anglican bishops willing to do anything and everything to keep the new socialist religion going, it’s entirely possible that Obama actually wants to break America, so he can remake it in his own image. Add to his narcissism, then, a healthy dose of megalomania, and a willingness to ruin lives and a whole society– instead or repairing and rebuilding based on the system as it was established and as it has evolved.

Never mind conspiracy theories– just watch what Obama’s actually doing, and how it’s Progressivism/ All Embracing Statism with a smile, and how economic, political, and intellectual freedom are frills, not essentials in the new system. It’s the best world he he’s been taught to want.

Pretty DARNED revolting. ~


Mark Steyn

~ NAME THE DATE, JENNIFER! CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS: The Chief Censor is looking for a debate …. (macleans.ca)

~ BEYOND THE PALE– “Michael Jackson, 1958-2009 For a while, the weirdness exercised a global fascination” …. (steynonline)

~ DOWN ARGENTINE WAY: THE BOYS IN THE BUBBLE– Government in Jacksonian America …. (ocregister)

~ THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW: LIFE AND DEATH– Hugh and Mark on Jacko, Farrah …and Obamacare …. (hughhewitt)

~ ORIENTATION CREEP– “I was reading, as one does of a Saturday morning, the official Toronto Pride Week website: As part of Toronto’s 29th Annual Pride Week celebration, the LGBTTIQQ2S” …. (steynonline)

~ VIA STEYN– CANADA’S “HUMAN RIGHTS” COMMISSIONS ARE “VITAL”: So says non-vital Bob Rae – but Jesse Ferreras has had it with the Liberals on the HRCs …. (CitC, jesseferreras.blog)

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~ PROUD NEW DADDY Ez is doing the necessary …. (Ez)

~ EZRA KICKS Human Rights Huckster Pearl Eliadis’s Sorry Butt – Again …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ TERRIFYING JEW-LAWYER WATCH: Ezra Scares me says Scary Gay Guy who wants to get rid of Section 13 (1); Bitchy Flamer says get rid of Section 13 (1)… Says Ezra is “Scary” …. (jaycurrie)

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~ DEBORAH GYAPONG– Flying the friendly skies of United when your luggage goes AWOL; Stories that are a joy to write; Short hiatus …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

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~ ARE YOU ONE OF the Cool Kids?; Not quite getting it; Mark Steyn in Macleans this week; Shark jumping in America …. (jaycurrie)

~ OH, SHE’S GOT A LITTLE LIST: “Koko” Lynch, Canada’s Lord High Executioner of Free Speech, sings her showstopper from G&S’s The Mikado …. (scaramouche)

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~ BLAZING CATFOOD– Hey Jennifer Lynch- Coming to a newstand near you …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ QUEEN DE Censorship Jennifer Lynch, admires the human rights record of– err.. Cameroon?!? …. (MaD)

~ ATTENTION J. LYNCH, QC: There’s a whole new blog about you by Walker Morrow, just up. That’s w a l k e r m o r r o w, for file # 1201 …. (walker, 5fof)

folder-top-secret~ PAYING LIP SERVICE to “diversity”–as Canadian as poutine and maple syrup: In the run up to Canada Day on July 1, notable Canadians on the Ceeb site are pumped about “diversity.” …. (scaramouche)

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~ SAITH SCARAMOOCH– “Who ‘gets it’ about our ‘human rights’ system, and who’s sitting in a dark room with an empty light socket?” …. (scaramouche)

~ JUDICIARY HEARING CONFIRMS “PUNISH PASTORS, PROTECT PEDOPHILES”.. welcome to the new America …. (cd)

~ VANDERLEUEN– “Michael Jackson? The Howard Hughes of pop. But without the dreadful manicure” …. (americandigest)

~ AUSSIE CONSERVATIVES Fear “Human Rights Charter” Will Suppress Religious and Democratic Freedoms …. (lifesitenews)

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~ CATHOLIC LEGAL EXPERTS have panned the latest report from the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) as inadequate and even dangerous; Say What Jennifer??? …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ MERE COMMENTS– Summing Up Michael Jackson; RIP, Michael Jackson …. (merecomments, am770chqr)

~ U.S. NAVY CENSORS Christian moms …. (freerepub)

~ NOT BJORN AGAIN– Saith ABBA’s Björn: You shouldn’t religiously indoctrinate kids …. (bluewavecanada.blog)

~ GERRY NICHOLS ON Winning the war of ideas …. (nationalpost)

~ REGRETTABLE & WELL-CONNECTED POWERMONGER WATCH– I see Bob Rae continues his long line of intelligent decisions; and “Bob Rae pimps for the thought police: In a breathtaking show of cluenessness/lust for political clout, Socialist turned Liberal Bob Rae reaffirms the “value” of Canada’s “human rights” constabulary.”; Bob Rae Is A Soft Totalitarian …. (walker, sccary, CitC)

~ RIGHT WING RADIO Week in Review: June 22 – 26, 2009 …. (examiner.com)

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~ FRESH ESOLEN– Pseudogamy 108 …. (merecomments)

~ INSANE UK COURT: Jewish School Held “Racist” For Preferring Jews …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ I’D CALL FOR A public burning of Jermaine’s albums and posters… but I don’t think anyone owns any …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ MERE COMMENTS: Gay Activism Honored by White House …. (merecomments)

~ SMOKIN’ FENRIS– Stop Harper! Fenris …. (dustmybroom.com)

~ IMPECUNIOUS Bloggers Rock! …. (CitC)

~ SCARYMUSH DOUBLE– One of the stranger episodoes in a very strange life: The time they built a gibungous Jacko statue (that wasn’t a terribly good likeness) and floated it down the Thames; Don’t tell me– his “Rosebud” was Ben the rat: Michael Medved sees parallels between Michael Joe Jackson and Charles Foster Kane …. (scaramouche)

~ SOUNDS LIKE THE HRC– The Good Life at the BBC: Private Planes, Champagne, Flowers, Five Star Hotels …. (CitC)

Theological Totalitarianism

~ SAVING HUMAN RIGHTS commissions; Oh, how this brings back memories …. (walker)

~ FAMILY MAN Or Freak?— The upside down world of family values …. (CMR)

~ NYTIMES OMITS “Allah” From Jermaine Jackson’s Farewell to Michael …. (Wz)

~ NURSE JOINS RANKS of those Facing Anti-Christian Clampdown in Politically Correct Britain …. (lsn)

~ SOCON.CA– I’ve Been “excommunicated”…sort of; Follow the Vatican’s Lead against UNICEF, Msgr. Weisgerber, and cut the funding now; Archbishop Weisgerber is Wrong – Vatican Stopped its Donation to UNICEF in 1996 …. (socon.ca)

~ FLEA ON MJ–”Yes, Michael Jackson was arrested and charged with child molestation but then he cared about love and peace and he loved children, etc. so all cultures are beautiful and it’s all relative, right?” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ NANNY BASTARDS: UK Edition– Beware the Welcome Mats of Doom! …. (CitC)

~ FREE SPEECH ATTACK: Maine Fines Group for ‘Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Message’ …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ EUTHANASIA Prevention Coalition Provides Package for Lobbying Canadian MPs over Euthanasia Bill …. (lifesitenews)

~ SOME GOOD NEWS out of the Toronto striek– Toronto’s Pride Day celebrations cancelled …. (dustmybroom)

~ THE QUEBEC COURT Hears Jesuit School Case against Quebec’s Mandatory Religion Course …. (lifesitenews)

~ IN THE EYES OF the media, Mark Sanford has committed the unpardonable social sin. No, not adultery—is that even frowned upon anymore?— but the sin of being a hypocrite …. (firstthings)

~ THE ABSURDITY of feminist extremism provides genuine entertainment value …. (noapologies)

~ MICHAEL JACKSON– “May Allah Be With Michael Always” …. (CitC)

~ CHIEF TERRY “There’s only one way to deal with a white man” Nelson on helping his people …. (dustmybroom)

~ CHRISTIANS, here come the lions – The end of our religious freedom in America could be at hand …. (wnd.com)

~ CLAUDIA ROSETT: Where’s The U.N. On Iran? A thundering silence from the would-be defender of human rights …. (instapundit)

~ HOTEL ROOM human rights: There are different kinds of human rights, positive and negative …. (shotgun)

~ DAMAGE FROM parental split ‘can last into adulthood’ …. (A-M)

~ ON GOV. SANFORD– A word about adultery;Ed Anger says, ‘Let’s invade Argentina!’ …. (crunchycon)

~ TONY BLAIR’S BRITAIN: Where the foxes caper unmolested, the government packs your school lunch, and Canterbury is ruled “sufficiently gay” …. (sda)

~ FIRST THINGS– Spengler on marriage …. (FT)

~ MICROSOFT, THE APOLOGY– Windows 7: pre-order now and save 50% for limited time …. (fivefeetoffury)

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~ CREEPY NEW STUDY.. “We need to get all up in chlidren’s grills about their sexual desires, but those oppressive parents might think we’re perverts for doing so. Poor kids!” …. (crunchycon)

Embryonic Stem Cell FUN!! (Crazy Pete returns)

~ SHOCKER! Fellow Academics Clear UCSB Professor Who Sent Email to His Students Comparing Israelis to Nazis of Any Wrongdoing …. (Wz)

~ FIRST THINGS– The Death of the Reader …. (ft)

~ GLENN BECK’S dollhouse, talk radio reacts to Michael Jackson’s death, and more …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ PRO-LIFER Attacked with SUV, Alleged Attacker Charged …. (lifesitenews)

~ PEER-REVIEWED paper says there is no atheistic explanation for the Cambrian explosion …. (winteryknight)

~ CROOKED BRIT FEMALE politician plays the feminist card …. (mooseandsquirrel)

~ WHEN DID the lowbrows take over the culture? …. (americanthinker)

~ LAME ANALOGY WATCH– Responding to the parable of the blind men and the elephant …. (winteryknight)

~ ATHENIANS and Visigoths: Neil Postman’s Graduation Speech …. (firstthings)

~ MONA CHAREN ON SHAME– Shame Is Deader Than Dead– People will become dissatisfied with their spouses, and they will behave selfishly. But what about another solution that is only about 3,000 years old — avoiding adultery? …. (nationalreview)

~ GIRL ON THE RIGHT– “For the record, I am NOT dead” …. (girlontheright)

~ GAY MARRIAGE: BAD SCIENCE, BAD POLITICS– Arthur Goldberg and Michelle Cretella …. (A-m)

~ ISLAMOPHOBIC CALGARY POLICE CHIEF Warns Local Muslim Youth May Turn to Terror– Anyone listening? Anyone? …. (CitC)

~ GLORIOUS LEADER! North Korea Promises “Nuclear Firestorm” …. (atlas)

~ WOMEN are becoming more violent towards their partners. Feminists, women most deeply affected …. (winteryknight)

~ IN RUSSIA, Priest uncovering beginnings of Final Solution …. (blogfreeworld)

~ CLIMATE Politics (But Not the Planet) Heat Up …. (firstthings)

~ SHAFTED IN ONTARIO: Green energy fascism …. (mooseandsquirrel)

~ BAYONET– Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, June 26th 2009 …. (dailybayonet.com)

~ TANTRUM-WATCH: Green Shakedown Artist David Suzuki Has Hissy Fit at PR Party. Can you say “heh”? I knew you could …. (CitC)

~ STEVE FIELDING RECENTLY ASKED the Obama administration to reassure him on the science of man-made global warming. When the administration proved unhelpful, Mr. Fielding decided to vote against climate-change legislation …. (cjunk.blog)

~ ELECTRICITY customers, not the utilities, pay for the higher costs and the inferior quality of renewable-energy sources …. (nationalreview)

~ DAILY DOOM-WATCH: Wheat Crops Under Threat? …. (dailybayonet)

Obysmal

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~ GRAND THEFT USSA: Waxman-Markey– “Never have so few stolen so much from so many to achieve so little.”; Voting For Economic Suicide; Cap and Tax (and Tax and Tax and Tax) …. (SDA, hughhewitt)

~ FRESH Caroline Glick: Barack Obama vs. International Law …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ CAP & TRADE? “This means that the federal government will decide to sell the right to “pollute” with carbon dioxide. This might not sound so bad, but that means every factory, power plant, and car driver will have to buy the right to use fuel and the money will go to the federal government” …. (creativeminorityreport)

~ WAXMAN Getting Boehner’d …. (dailybayonet)

~ INDEFINITE DETENTIONS? Obama drafts executive order to allow indefinite detentions …. for whom? For you? …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ CELESTIAL JUNK– The Education of Barack Hussein Obama– Thuggery 101 …. (cjunk.blog)

~ GELLER ON Obama’s Slash and Burn Through America …. (atlasshrugs)

~ “ENDLESS LOVE”: Jonah Goldberg on the Media’s Love Affair With President Obama …. (CitC)

~ ENEMY-LIST: Is Michael Bay on the Hollywood Blacklist? “Thou shall not disrespect Obama” …. (creativeminorityreport)

~ IG-GATE: Obama’s War on Truth …. (spectator)

~ SMOOCHES FROM TEHRAN– Still hissing and dissing: A-Jad just blew another wet one in Obama’s direction …. (scaramouche)

~ FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT OF CHICAGO– Meet “local government” reformer Bryan H. Samuels …. (RBO)

~ VIA SCARMOUCHE– Today’s blindingly brilliant Obama observation: Violence affects hope for dialogue with Iran …. (scaramouche)

~ A BASIC QUESTION: Are you freer today than you were before Obama? Survey shows grave concerns by Americans about Big Brother …. (worldnetdaily)

~ THEY SHOOT Unicorns, Don’t They? Is there nothing that Obama can’t do? …. (sda)

~ THE DIRTY CHICAGO MACHINE & DC– Glenn Beck: Community Organizations Int’l (formerly-known-as ACORN Int’l) June 25 …. (realbarackobama)

~ WISE LATINA WATCH: Sotomayor’s Racialist Judicial Activism …. (frontpagemag)

~ WITNESS Open Government III — vote-buying galore …. (nationalreview)

~ THE JIHAD PRESIDENT: Obama Reaches out to Hezboallah …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ PRESIDENT DOUCHE panders again: “Obama restores diplomatic ties with Venezuela and Syria” …. (winteryknight)

~ SIMPLY AMAZING! “… after extensive negotiations with the Asaib al-Haq terror network.” Is there nothing that Obama can’t do? …. (sda)

~ APPROPRIATELY ENOUGH? TV Mobster’s Wife Backs ACORN’s Government Healthcare Push by the Obrano Crime Family …. (spectator.org)

~ SHHHHHHHH! “what do you call it when… the government dishonestly suppresses factual dissent and public debate in order to impose central-government control of the entire national economy?; EPA plays hide and seek; and suppressed report revealed …. (sondrak, malkin, nrotc)

~ “CULTURE OF CORRUPTION” UPDATE: Conyers abandons plan to probe ACORN. Why? “The powers that be decided against it,” says Conyers. I’m sure they did. In Mrs. Conyers news, “Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers pleads guilty to conspiring to commit bribery.” Lovely people, really …. (instapundit, nrotc)

~ HANSON ON The Cap-and-Trade Stampede …. (nrotc)

~ SOYLENT GREENING THE NATION– Obama Says We Shouldn’t Treat Old Folks to Save Money And the Media Goes Deaf …. (Wz)

~ INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY ON WAXMAN-MARKEY: “The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump.”; Economic Impact of Waxman-Markey …. (instapundit, heritage.org)

~ NEGOTIATING with Terrorists! The Obama administration ignores a longstanding — and life-saving — policy …. (nro)

~ IS THE U.S. STATE DEP’T Advising Some Embassies To Obtain Year’s Worth of Local Currencies? If so, why? Does it expect a dollar collapse in the next 4-6 months? …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ OY VEY! Can it be? Obamedia “love-fest” in trouble? …. (therealbarackobama)

~ TWO YEARS AGO, Haaretz ‘s chief editor David Landau advised US Sec of State Condoleezza Rice to “rape Israel,” to force it into making concessions. Now, that policy seems to be led by President Obama himself …. (americanthinker)

~ DEMORATS Rushing to Cap-and-Trade Suicide; UPDATED: Another 300Pages? …. (spectator)

~ FORCED PURCHASES of Health Care Will Crush Many; Acton Commentary: Veterans First on Health Care; ABC ObamaCare Special Turns Into Presidential Filibuster …. (Acton, A2K)

~ MEGAN MCARDLE on Ben Bernanke’s testimony to Congress: “He is now giving a very good impression of someone who is lying.” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL– Obama Sends Condolences to Michael Jackson’s Family and Fans Less Than 24 Hours After His Death….Family of Soldier Murdered by Arkansas Jihadi Had to Wait Three Days …. (wz)

~ INFOMERCIALITY– The Obamacare Show: Bombed; Socialized Health Care Update …. (malkin, bayonet)

~ LT COLONEL Allen West on the Iranian Revolution: “My message to President Barack Hussein Obama, there is no button to vote ‘present’ in the Oval Office” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ DAILY BEAST: Is Obama Protecting The Saudis? …. (instapundit)

~ UBER-WENSCH: “First there was the Empathetic Latino Judge, now there is the Substantive Black First Lady!” …. (CitC)

~ DIRTY SECRETS– Obama wants to pretend that getting to universal coverage is an essentially costless, win-win proposition …. (NRO)

~ TREE HUGGERS and friends of the whales are busy offering sound advice to the president: Too bad …. (commentarymagazine)

~ ON THE NORKS– If Obama grasps the importance of taking the North Korean missile threat seriously, why would he reduce our financial commitment to a robust missile defense? …. (nationalreview)

~ THE LIBERAL AGENDA– Tough Times at the Ford Foundation …. (nationalreview)

~ O-MESSIAH’S Charter of Dhimmitude: Execution of “US Muslim Engagement”, Obama Creates New Office for Outreach to the Ummah: Farah Pandith …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ THE EDUCATION of Barack Obama …. (frontpagemag)

~ DUBYA-LITE IN ACTION: Obama Doing His Best George Bush Impersonation: Drafting Identical Executive Order Allowing Indefinite Detention of Terrorists …. (Wz)

~ SON OF PORKULUS? A second stimulus? As risible as it sounds, Pres. Barack Obama entertains the idea …. (nationalreview)

~ PAMELA GELLER, American Thinker: North Korea’s March to War …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ AS IN SOCIALIST Europe, ObamaCare will have a deadly toll; Obama Wants to Let Those Pesky Geezers Die …. (frontpagemag, cfp)

~ MORE ON THAT DUMB KNIFE BAN PROPOSAL: “Hunters, whittlers and Boy Scouts, beware – your knives may soon be on the government’s chopping block …. (instapundit)

~ MEET THE FORMER Time Warner exec the US govt has put in charge of writing a secret, restrictive copyright treaty …. (boingboing)

~ THE FEMINIST ELITES meets their worst nightmare in Sarah Palin; Sarah Palin: Whose family values? …. (americanthinker)

~ FRESH IMAO– Capitalist Propaganda: “Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine” …. (imao.us)

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~ MELANIE PHILLIPS: Jewish buyers remorse …. (vladtepes)

~ THE STONING OF SORAYA M. Sheds Light on Cruelty, Islam; The Stoning of Soraya M. and Trust-Fund Babes …. (CP, nrotc)

~ PUSHING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Watch in Iran; Sadly missing from the nightly newscast is the latest on the hundreds killed, possibly thousands detained and injured while marching for freedom in Iran …. (frontpagemag, A2K)

~ ATLAS2K– Iran Revolution Day 15: Deadly Silence …. (a2000)

~ DELIGHTFUL FOLKS: Jericho’s Stasi– A Palestinian talks about the Palestinian secret service apparatus in Jericho. Paleostan: brought to you by Islam, the Arab world, and international funding …. (CitC)

~ HUGH HEWITT– “The Stoning of Soraya M” Bumped …. (hughhewitt)

~ SIDE-EFFECTS: Suicide bombers lose funding… Terror group: ‘There is no shame in being poor’. Top thug responds to WND report ‘distracted’ Iran failing to support jihad …. (rbo)

~ SHAKEDOWN– UK: Muslim cop wins £11,000 payout for remarks that “left him feeling hurt, humiliated and depressed” …. (jihadwatch)

~ SPECTATOR– The third stage for Iranian totalitarianism?; On the wrong side of history …. (spectator)

~ KAPOS IN DA HOUSE: Some Obama Jews are helping facilitate what an American Thinker calls “the rape of Israel” …. (scaramouche)

~ IS ISLAM Compatible With Democracy and Human Rights? …. (vladtepes)

~ TEHRAN BROADCAST– This website aims to bridge the gap between English and Persian news makers, media, bloggers, twitters, etc. …. (tehranbroadcast.com)

~ AL-QAEDA ON missionary killing: “With grace from Allah, we were able to assassinate him, kill him, and purify the land of Mauritania from his criminal presence” …. (JiWa)

~ MORE DISGUSTING than Forced Confessions; ‘She was fighting for basic rights . . . I don’t want her blood to have been shed in vain.’ The doctor who tried to save Neda talks about her death …. (nationalreview)

~ THUG-IN-CHIEF: “We are surprised at Mr. Obama. Didn’t he say that he was after change? Why did he interfere?” …. (JiWa)

~ VIDEO DEBUNKING Koranic claims to early science …. (vladtepesblog)

~ PERSECUTION-WATCH: Christian Woman Arrested for Blasphemy After Asking Muslims “Christ Died on the Cross, What did Mohammed do for you?”; Pakistan: Christian woman beaten and detained for “blasphemy” …. (Wz, JiWa)

~ HOT MUSLIM ON MUSLIM INFIDELLING– Interfaith dialogue: Senior mufti in Mecca says Shi’ite clerics are infidels …. (JiWa)

~ VIA RBO: Evil and the Twelvers …. (realbarackobama)

~ SPENCER– Islamophobophobia and The Stoning of Soraya M. …. (JiWa)

~ NATAN SHARANSKY: The West should listen to the dissidents in Iran craving freedom — they can feel the future …. (latimes.com)

~ VIA VLAD, A MUST-READ Document contrasting western law with Islam. Very important and well done …. (vladtepesblog)

~ U.S. HOUSE OF REPS Holds Moment of Silence for Michael Jackson…Still Nothing For Victims of Mullah Regime …. (Wz)

~ SPECTATOR– The third stage for Iranian totalitarianism?; On the wrong side of history …. (spectator)

~ THE AMAZING UN: Islamic law is a positive influence on refugee law …. (JiWa)

~ IRAN REVOLUTION DAY 14: Makeshift Hospitals, News Blackout, Ayatollah Khatami: Iran Protesters Will Be Punished “Without Mercy” “Worthy of Execution”, BOLTON: Mullahs Must go! …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ AN OPEN LETTER to the leaders of the Revolutionary Guard …. (spectator)

~ THE THORNY TANGLE OF Terrorist Financing on the Internet …. (counterterrorismblog)

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~ HOW U.S. NAVY technology is helping Iran avoid censorship …. (WaTi)

~ THE USUAL RANK RHETORIC– “Some traitors to the Islamic system, who are just like weeds, are trying to undermine the national Iranian glory and dignity in line with the world imperialism and the Zionists” …. (jihadwatch)

RhetoricBingo

~ WHICH KORAN? by Baron Bodissey …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ FRONTPAGE– France’s Private Concentration Camp By: Jamie Glazov– Why a gang of Muslims in Paris tortured and murdered a young Jewish boy – and why the French media won’t say anything about it …. (frontpagemag)

~ THE STORY OF Mohsen Sazegara reveals the true character of the Iranian regime …. (nationalreview)

~ SOLIDARITY with the Iranian People or with the Islamic Regime? …. (canadafreepress)

~ THE STALINIST Moment In Iran …. (firstthings)

~ FBI REPLACES Brotherhood Tainted Liaison with Brotherhood Tainted Liaison …. (CT)

~ EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT DAILY: The International Community’s Caution is Sending the Wrong Message to the Iranian Regime …. (memri.org)

Iranian Protesters Produce Their Own “Beat It” Video

~ IRAN’S ELECTONS: A National Show Designed to Delay Democracy …. (aafaq.org)

~ HOW THE FBI Broke Saddam – Part 1– By James Gordon Meek …. (CT)

~ ANDREW BOSTOM– “‘Movements’ that spring from purely Islamic sources…are movements—backwards”; Iranian Nukes and Mousavi’s Soylent Green Revolution …. (bostom)

~ PALIN SLAMS OBAMA On Twitter As Iranian Regime Threatens Protesters With Death …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

~ CT BLOG– “Allah-willing the nuclear weapons will not fall in the hand of the Americans, and the Muslims take them [weapons] and use them against the Americans Allah-willing.” …. (counterterror)

~ KILLER REGIME Shoots Protester In Head– He Dies In Street …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

~ THE MULLAHS Cannot Stop the Persian Reawakening; Mousavi Urges Iranians Abroad to Be “Faithful” to Islamic System …. (americanthinker, spectator)

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