Steynian 247

~ IGNORE THE TROLL behind you.

Whilst we’re all looking at the American Election, or Hurricane Ike, or Fannie & Freddie and the disasters lined up behind them, it seems the world is going on.

What, you ask? Iran & nukes. Syria, almost-nukes, now buddies with Russian adventurism; Russian adventurism; Venezuela cuddling with fascists and terrorists AND adventurous Russians; China cuddling with Jihadists (not at home, however); a nuke-ready Pakistan up for grabs; EUSSR cowardice in the face of Jihadism and home-grown Islamism; the plunging birth-rates in much of the first world.

Day one for McCain & Palin will be a world let run rather riot by a sleepy and negligent Bush Administration, under the careless hand of Condi Rice; a U.S. financial situation gone to heck in a handcart; and that’s aside from whatever the U.N. and Soft-Fascists United are up to at home and abroad.

And that’s only the planned bad stuff we know about. Never mind unspeakable miseries such as asteroids, volcanoes, or another sequel to Starship Troopers.

Binks

~ MORE ON THAT CANUCKETTE PSYCHO who made the ugly pics of John McCain we linked to yesterday. She likes to make kids cry. Atlantic photographer and her ‘McCain Derangement Syndrome‘ …. (Various)

~ THE ATLANTIC should have Googled Jill Greenberg before hiring her …. (eddriscoll.com)

Mark Steyn

~ CAMPAIGN 2008– HAPPY WARRIOR: OVER THE HILL.. The Clintons, the Democrats and a weak nominee. ~ Plus: Wondering no more, Mad How disease – and it’s a Palin postbag in an all-new Mark’s Mailbox …. (marksteyn)

~ EVEN THOUGH we all hate saying “I told you so…” …. (the-girl-in-blue.blog)

~ JAMES LILEKS— “When Mark Steyn gets a haircut, the shorn pieces fall to the floor and form, at random, cleverer observations in the form of Chinese characters.” …. (lileks.com)

Ezra

~ THE POS JEW Ezrabot is off helping Conservatives, and scheming evil Zionistical plots, and zapping people with powerful Jew-Beams or something. What’re ya gonna do, huh? After all, he’s only buried under a series of attempted SLAPP-down lawsuits. Here’s an idea, and a great refresher program. Start at the start of the EzBlog, read the entries AND the comments, two per day. Oh, and tell the Fourniers tand Co. so save their loony theories for the dumpster, whether on Ez, or anybody else. The HRC & folks have enough ACTUAL sneak & sleaze & cover-up and conspiracyto keep a courtroom full of lawyers busy …. (ezralevant.com)

FreeSpeechers

“That’s the beauty of the eternal neo-marxist drama. It does not depend on reality. It does not require truth. It does not even require thought! All it requires is a surplus of emotion spread around to the masses, a few slogans liberally splattered on posterboard, and heaps of self-indulgent and self-righteous nincompoops to buy tickets for the next performance…. A complete unknown named Barack Obama has managed to capture all this hysteria at its peak and parlay it into an unprecedented run for the US Presidency. In him, the left has found the personification of all their fantasies…. But hysteria is just another way of avoiding reality, and with the left’s unintentional (but extremely creative) integration of Marx (Karl), Marx (Groucho) and Sophocles, we are witnessing the tragicomic demise of the glib and pretty postmodern man of inaction.”

~ Dr. Sanity ~

~ SHAIDLE SALE! “Because my “new” book will soon be my “old” book”; and “Thanks to John Hawkins at RightWingNews for naming me one of his favorite bloggers yet again!” …. (5fof)

~ FIRST PRINCIPLES— Love is stronger than Death, says Pope. The pope urged thousands of faithful marking the 150th anniversary of a miracle in France to discover “a journey of faith and conversion”. He reminded listeners of persecution of Christians in India and the Muslim world …. (speroforum.com)

~ FOR YOUR OWN GOOD: “Orwellian tribunals ironically named “human rights commissions” erode our constitutional freedoms at an annual cost of $68,000,000″ …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)

~ RENEGADE FREESPEECHERY! Ontario Medical Association Wades into Battle over Doctor’s Rights of Conscience. “We believe that it should never be professional misconduct for an Ontarian physician to act in accordance with his or her religious or moral beliefs.” …. (lifesitenews)

~ KANGAROO Trial of the Century winds up! Marc Lemire’s closing arguments start today for his challenge to Section 13! The Section 13(1) Court Challenge resumes today, and concludes tomorrow; Marc Lemire live blogs his HRC case today (9:30 EST) …. (pundita.blog)

~ GYNEOLOGY— Victor Davis Hanson: Feminists now forget the 1960’s agenda of NOW. “What Was Feminism?”; and “Ask Dr. Helen: Is This Election Causing More Male Bashing?” …. (victorhanson, pajamasmedia)

~ THE TRAGICOMIC DEMISE OF THE POSTMODERN PSEUDO-HERO— Victor Davis Hanson let su know where we are in the drama of the American Election Cycle …. (drsanity.blog)

~ FROM THE Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Canadas violations …. (MaD)

~ DAVID WARREN— “Hatred” and “racism” and “sexism” and “homophobia” and “Islamophobia” and “intolerance” and a few more ideologically twisted terms have been made into crimes in this country. People on the Right are being prosecuted now; those on the Left could as easily be prosecuted later under the same laws — as in Germany, when the Nazis used inherited, vaguely-written “hate speech” laws from the Weimar Republic, to prosecute the very sort of people who wrote them” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ SOFT-FASCIST Newfoundland: Campaign Of Intimidation? …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)

~ VOLOKH — The Original Meaning of the Free Speech/Press Clause: “I’m planning to blog in a few days about my new law review article on Symbolic Expression and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment (forthcoming next year in the Georgetown Law Journal). But before I get into that, I wanted to make one broad note: While I think I’ve found solid evidence about the original meaning of the Free Speech/Press Clause as to one matter, the bigger picture original meaning of the Clause is in many ways hard to determine” …. (volokh.com)

~ NATIONAL POST— No ‘free pass’ for online comments …. (np)

~ WORLD-COURT, but whose laws? Melanie Phillips: Utopia Deferred. “The International Criminal Court is a symbol of everything that transnational progressives – who believe ‘the nation’ is bust and the only legitimacy lies in transnational institutions which, among other manifestations of utopia, will replace war by law – hold dear. The ICC supposedly embodies enlightened thinking, civilised values, the eclipse of the old order of venal self-interest by a collective endeavour of nations standing shoulder to shoulder to bring the world’s worst war criminals to the bar of justice” …. (melaniephillips)

~ THE SHINY GERMAN HELMET— Cost To Taxpayers For Human Rights Museum Reaches $160 000 000.00 …. (downwitheverybody)

~ THE COMMON Responsibility of Democracy …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ BACK IN THE DAY Wall Keeler did not hide his light under a bushel-basket: “STANDING UP FOR SALMAN RUSHDIE”; and “A ‘MS GUIDED’ VIEW OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS“. Our Wally was freespeechin’ it back before freespeechin’ was cool …. (poetency.blog)

~ TRUTH-BENDINGJesus was a divisive race baiting grievance monger, and — oh wait! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ CHECK OUT the National Citizens Coalition Blog …. (nationalcitizens.ca)

~ ABORTING OUR REASON: Orwell’s Picnic ponders.. “I imagine that given a choice between declaring themselves too stupid to understand where babies come from (“We don’t know when life begins, therefore we must have unlimited abortion”) and just plainly in favour of murdering innocent children, they’re going to pick the first thing” …. (anglocath.blog)

~ FEEL THE STUPID— German priest gets police protection for insulting Pope …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ WORKING FOR OUR DEFEAT– “American ‘journalism’ has turned into something so rotten that one dare no longer believe anything it says, without independent confirmation” …. (Sleepyoldbear)

~ STEPHEN HITLER— “Is there a hidden agenda or not?” Libs wonder. Nope: just to kick your sorry Lib tuckuses. Our Canucki media @ work— “1290 AM radio saying only the CPC had Gaffes last week” …. (Various)

~ ENGLAND SURRENDERS, MORE: “I have then lived long enough”. Give away the Victory? W.T.F.?!? Just ask yourself: would the U.S. Navy give up her famous U.S.S. Constitution? This is sad, disgusting, and humiliating for the once-great UK & British Navy …. (ghostofaflea, USNavy)

~ IT WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT.. NDP candidate advocates ingesting hallucinogenic mushrooms …. (timeimmortal.net)

~ STEPHANE ADMITS THE UN IS THE BOSS OF HIM— Stephanie Dion: In The “Post-Apology Era,” Time To Do The UN’s Bidding …. (downwitheverybody)

~ GLORIOUS LEADER WANNABE played chess with the lives of real soldiers? For political purposes? “WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence” …. (nypost.com)

~ THE BEEB BANNED bestselling Christian author? It could be worser: Why Anglican England is better than secular France …. (5f, A-M)

~ GOOGLE HARRASSMENT: “The powers that be at Google definitely do NOT like anti-Obama blogger” …. (stoptheaclu)

~ CHEAP TRICK = Little Bad Girl Palin @ The Principal’s Office: “Charlie Gibson and ABC News Camera Trickery” …. (pajamasmedia, americandigest.org)

~ DAVID WARREN discusses Heather Mallick …. (timeimmortal)

~ RABID THEOCRAT-WATCH: “What’s truly impressive about Sarah Palin, however, is the fact that she’s been able to move Alaska toward a theocracy while the rest of the country has been snoozing. I think Mike Huckabee has done the same thing in Arkansas, since he’s Baptist-type theocrat, too, who, for example, doesn’t believe that science has really explained the origin of life and its path from first cell to man. In that he’s just like the majority of Americans, unwashed imbeciles that they are. Thank G…, whatever, that smarter people can avoid them all and flyover such states. Well, they might get the government they deserve” …. (merecomments)

~ TELEGRAPH BLOG: “The Cross and the Crescent” …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ 5 FUZZY FEETS vs the ‘great’ Russian Ignatieff. A whisper of free speech …. (MaD)

~ EUROCRATS AT PLAY.. Attention Forum Shoppers, Please Fasten Your Seatbelts …. (downwitheverybody)

~ GARBAGE NAZIS conquer Toronto: “Our Long National Nightmare Nears End”.. but really, how bad could it get, anyway? Check Orwellistan: “British Garbage Police Compiling Dossiers”. It’s interesting to live in a country where you can murder your pre-born offspring, but get serious trouble for mishandling the household garbage …. (Various)

~ RETARD-WATCH: Stay classy, liberal America! Retards are so funny! Let’s point and laugh!; and “Pressure to Keep the Baby?” — The Descent Continues …. (fivefeetoffury, albertmohler)

~ THE SHAME of Salman Rushdie’s secular fatwa: In using England’s archaic libel laws to have books pulped, the former free speech martyr puts himself in the same camp as censorious mullahs …. (spiked-online.com)

~ ANDREW McCARTHY: “Can Libel Tourism Be Stopped?” …. (commentarymagazine)

~ GEE, D’YA THINK?! EU Extradition on Demand Undermines Justice …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ NOT IN MY NAME? Council Of Europe To Macedonia: Legalize Same-Sex Partnerships.. or do all same-sex individuals support EUSSR Jackbootery in their name? Just asking …. (downwitheverybody)

~ THE VERY INCORRECT Mike Adams: “I must start attending mandatory sexual harrassment training sessions…” …. (fivefeetoffury, TownHall)

~ AMAZING LET-TILTING EARTH MOTHER talks from both sides of her mouth at once. Sure sounds like politics as usual. Green Party wilts, tape was not doctored. Was It “I” or “They”?; Elizabeth May: You’re Stupid, So Vote Green …. (Various)

~ BARBARA KAY, The Big Apple in Colborne, Ontario is shiny and family-friendly outside, wormy to the core inside …. (nationalpost)

~ GETTING YOUR CIV ON: “For Learning How to Make a Living, the Four-Year Brick-and-Mortar Residential College is Increasingly Obsolete”.. Full participation in any culture requires familiarity with a body of core knowledge …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ INJUSTICE FOR SOME— State-sanctioned radicalism: The Greenpeace activists acquitted of criminal damage are not true protesters: they are part of a new caste of agitated bourgeois insiders …. (spiked-online)

~ FENRIS CONTRA LIBERAL GUILT— “Show me these innocents”; though Binks would add that God’s compassion is mercy upon sinners, not the innocent– and a repentent harlot may yet enter the Kingdom of God before many who deem themselves ‘righteous’ …. (dustmybroom.com)

It All Makes Sense

“In Canada, if one is physically attacked by someone else who is bent in committing a crime, it is against the law to fight back, and especially fight back with what the government considers to be an “offensive weapon.” One Canadian told me that Canadians “were proud of this law, because it reduces violence.” So, if you are mugged in Canada, in order to be law-abiding, accept the mugging gracefully, and if you are killed, at least you did not “contribute to the violence.”

~ Via The Shotgun Blog ~

Jihad

~ LEST WE FORGET— The Jihad against Christian Coptic Egyptians (640 to 655) & against Christian Coptic Nubians – modern Sudanese (650) …. (historyofjihad)

~ UK COLLEGE BANS “Christmas” and “Easter” for Fear of Offending Non-Christian Students. From Magna Carta to Sharia Law – Britain’s Decline …. (Wz, brusselsjournal)

~ SPINE-ALERT: “McCartney has made clear that he won’t be bullied or threatened by psychotics. Three cheers for him. Would that the people who threaten him would listen to a bit of what he wrote, instead of laying their bloodlust before the world to see” …. (Various)

~ VIA BOSTOM— A Solitary Iraqi Extremist: “In Israel, there is no occupation, there is liberalism” …. (andrewbostom.org)

~ A SMALL VICTORY for free speech: Naughty novel to be published after all …. (stoptheaclu)

~ ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases …. (shotgun)

~ ZOMBIE BRAIN-FARTS— Good ol’ Canadian Cynic & various Jew-hating …. (macadamia.blog)

~ SUPPRESSION OF THE MEDIA: “An echo of recent events in Europe can be heard in the archipelagoes of Southeast Asia. Parts of this story are similar to European events — journalists and bloggers who report on racial strife are intimidated, suppressed, banned, and arrested” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ COWARDLY New Jersey: Plainfield Public Schools to Close for Islamic Holiday, Eid ul-Fitr …. (Wz)

~ TERROR-SUPPORTING HLF Retrial Faces Challenges– “Jury selection begins this morning in Dallas for the retrial of five Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) officials accused of conspiring to route millions of dollars to Hamas” …. (investigativeproject.org)

~ THE HORROR.. Putting Faces On Numbers In Delhi Bombings …. (covenantzone.blog)

~ US EMBASSY Joins the Ramadan Follies …. (brusselsjournal)

~ LAPSING ALLY PAKISTAN Warns UK: American Raids Inside Tribal Areas Will Make Streets of London “Less Safe” …. (Wz)

~ D’SOUZA: Who Speaks For Islam? …. (townhall.com)

~ THE DIRTY CANDIDATE— Chicago TV in 2000: Obama admits a terrorist launched his career …. (directorblue.blog)

~ BARBARIAN SPLODY-‘MARTYRS’? Nucking Futs.. The pathological parallel universe of Islamic terrorists and their sympathizers …. (frontpagemag)

~ DENMARK: Muslim Students Harassing Others who Don’t Fast During Ramadan, Including the Non-Muslim Kids …. (Wz)

~ SOUNDS FAMILIAR: “Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a passionate cleric stirs up a bunch of young’uns, inspiring them to take on the ambitious task of blowing up famous landmarks and assassinating the Prime Minister” …. (scaramouche)

~ IRD COMMENTARY: Whole Lotta’ Stupid Going On– “Two prominent liberal Christian “thinkers” have expressed their concerns about Sarah Palin’s religious beliefs. Both are examples of an overly-simplistic interpretation of church doctrine, and religious bigotry of the highest order” …. (theird.org)

~ DEATH TO SORCERERS! “Saudi Sharia judge: Television “sorcerers” could face death, too” …. (jihadwatch, Wz)

~ FILIP DEWINTER’S remarks at a “Memorial to Oriana Fallaci” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ EDIFICE COMPLEX— Germany: New Mosques Being Built Larger Than Churches Seen as a “Provocation.” That’s because it is provocative: no taller buildings than Islamic ones; no lovelier buildings than Islamic ones (think the deliberate copy of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre known as the Dome of the Rock); once the land is claimed for Islam, it belongs to Allah forever. Indeed, “The Holiness of Jerusalem to Islam has Always Been Politically Motivated” …. (Wz)

~ SATAN IS KEEPING BUSY— Global Academic Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism Increasing …. (dustmybroom.com)

~ FORBIDDEN FACTOID— “56% of Canadians want less immigration. But remember: politically incorrect majorities are bullies” …. (MaD)

~ DEATH TO JEWS! “It’s b-a-a-ack: Like a recurring nightmare; like a bad bout of indigestion; like a stubborn case of lice—the one, the only, “one-state solution”. Toronto Star scribe Oakland Ross has more” …. (scaramouche)

~ JIHADWATCH— “Islam: you deserve to know” …. (JiWa)

~ DEATH BY HAMMER! Police Identify Philly Hammer Attack Suspect, Expect Arrest …. (creepingsharia)

~ THE END OF CIVILIZATION – Part XXIV: “Have you ever watched a nation commit suicide before?” …. (creativeminorityreport)

~ TORONTO MUSLIMS: Why can’t you just open your own damn hair salons? …. (5fof)

~ UN REPORT Filed by Desmond Tutu Says Israel Committed “War Crimes” in Gaza. Anglicans LOVE them Paleostinians! …. (Wz)

~ AL-QAEDA to Egyptian analyst: “The Mujahideen don’t joke” …. (dhimmiwatch)

~ LOOKS LIKE “GRUMPY” HAS HAD ENOUGH— Islamic scholar: Mickey Mouse must die! …. (covenantzone, dustmybroom)

~ HACKERS block Qaeda’s 9/11 terror on tape …. ()

~ THE BOSTOM: Obama, 9/11, and Freedom of Conscience …. (dhimmiwatch)

~ THE BEEB CAVES To Bigotry Charge. Afer all, if everything/ nothing is true, on what basis can you refuse racist/ religious bullying? …. (DwE)

~ PEST CONTROL: “A prominent Saudi religious figure, who obviously has far too much spare time to ponder deep, existential questions, believes Dar al Islam would be far better off if could rid itself of the terrible peril of, um, animated mice” …. (scaramouche)

4 thoughts on “Steynian 247

  1. Trackback for « It’s Over, It’s O O O O ver, It’s Obamover « docweaselblog said:

    […] As we’ve been chronicling, Obama continues to lose ground in “safe” blue states: never mind the battle ground states he hopes to make up where Kerry and Gore lost, if the Democrat ticket can’t hold the blue states, all bets are off and we’re talking McCain Landslide of epic proportions. Our early posts on the matter back in May now seem eerily prescient: the docweaselblog team should play the lottery this week.
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  2. I think Mike Huckabee has done the same thing in Arkansas, since he’s Baptist-type theocrat, too, who, for example, doesn’t believe that science has really explained the origin of life and its path from first cell to man. In that he’s just like the majority of Americans, unwashed imbeciles that they are. Thank G…, whatever, that smarter people can avoid them all and flyover such states. Well, they might get the government they deserve”

  3. Before I get into that, I wanted to make one broad note: While I think I’ve found solid evidence about the original meaning of the Free Speech/Press Clause as to one matter, the bigger picture original meaning of the Clause is in many ways hard to determine .

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