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Mark Steyn

~ CURRENT STEYNIANISM— NATIONAL GREATNESS: The Obama self-destruct campaign stabilizes. Also: Boomlet? And: Gates of hell freeze over.. Plus The Steyn Show Trial: An excerpt from Kathy Shaidle and Pete Vere’s forthcoming book, The Tyranny Of Nice – and Jonathan Kay on the “human rights” racket’s latest Orwellian inversion …. (

~ JIHADWATCH picks up “The Steyn show trial” …. (

~ STEYN returns to Hugh Hewitt tonight …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE WEDDING/ BABY CRISIS? The secret to being a good husband …. (

German TV Ads Promote Children “as a Cherished Matter of Course”


~ COME and get me, you couple of fairies …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ FOOL BRITANNIA— “Right now, the odds of there always being an England are not good at all: Publishers and universities are outlawing dozens of seemingly innocuous words in case they cause offence” …. (

~ DERANGED THEOCRATS! Letter to Catholic voters By Catholic Insight Editor, Fr. Alphonse de Valk …. (catholicinsight)

~ HINT: SHE’S LOUD & PROUD— Who’s “one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our age”? …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SAITH THE GYAPONG: “Please go out and buy my book! If you like my blog, please go out and buy my book so it stays in print!” …. (

~ CARELESS DEMOCRATS cause oil-price spike …. (

~ THE FIRST Human Right …. (nro)

~ MATERIALISM the only belief allowed by commies in China not “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance”or free speech …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ PALIN Derangement Syndrome
No End in Sight; Your awesome Sarah Palin picture of the day; Clinton defends.. Palin? ….

~ UNCOVERING the coverup of the coverup of the coverup; In 1995, Obama notified the world that he’d tie himself to extremists like Bill Ayers …. (cv, hughhewitt)

Youth Diversity Corps
Youth Diversity Corps

~ SOCIAL JUSTICE 12Achtung! Achtung! — VANCOUVER – Abbotsford, B.C., high schools have been prevented from teaching the controversial new Social Justice 12 course because the local school board wants to review its content …. (

~ THE GROWING threat to the charter guarantee of so called freedom of expression …. (mad)

~ THE TIZZY On Lizzy and that Rally; RJago: “Live blogging my question for Elizabeth May” …. (am770chqr, rjjago)

~ BRITAIN continues its move toward soft totalitarianism — first by way of ludicrous mulitculturalist capitulation, then by way of the policing of its own benign vocabulary for hints of “hate” and any of a number of frowned-upon “-isms” …. (proteinwisdom)

~ EXTREMIST JAY CURRIE: “Occasionally I am asked why we home school our boys. Well, frankly, I would prefer they take decisions when they have “all the information” and I would hope that their exposure to lunatics like the people who wrote up this curriculum will consist of meetings in which they say, “Miss Sirianni, you’re fired.” …. (JC)

~ ALL BOXED IN: “It’s in the nature of social engineers to want to force us all into their own ideological box” …. (

All Shall Fit In Round Holes!
All Shall Fit In Round Holes!

~ BLOVIATOR: “What can one do at this point but sing lustily and with good courage the famous Tinfoil Hat Song?” …. (

~ ORWELL’S PICNIC: “I liked Kathy’s idea that all the Canadian conservative bloggers file HRC complaints against each other, and then split the dough” …. (

~ OBAMA & THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE— Will Obama flip flop on equal time requirements in broadcasting? …. (pajamasmedia)

~ BARBARA KAY: Who are the real ideologues? …. (

~ FROM THE UN for You: The Beautiful Future: “At the annual opening of the United Nations, they’re just getting warmed up right now for another year of inserting themselves ever deeper into the lives of people everywhere, underwritten mainly by the taxpayers of America, Europe and Japan” …. (

Bought To You By The U.N.
Shiny, happy people holding hands

~ THE HOUSE OF CALAMITY— “Religious Liberals used to be chronic optimists who assumed that Providence at any moment was about to establish the Millennium. War, poverty, sickness and fear would all be banished from the earth, if only all God’s children would come together to build a righteous kingdom for everyone” …. (

~ THERE SHALL BE PURGES! Time to remove Cherniak from Prog Blogs. IDEOLOGICAL IMPURITY ALERT! Looks like Jason just got himself airbrushed out of the Lefty-Nerd Blogger’s Picnic …. (seaninsaskatchewan)

~ CANADIAN “Human Rights” structure gets some attention in Washington …. (

~ US STATE DEP’T on religious freedom in Canada: International Religious Freedom Report 2008. Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor …. (

~ THE TRUE NORTH, STRONG AND FREE— Liberals eye military budget to fund campaign …. (NP)

~ MAKE A FUSS! Chris Reid: Too conservative for Tories, just right for the Western Standard …. (shotgun)

~ LEADERS OF the Anglican Communion will be worshiping the United Nations at a special service on Thursday …. (reformedpastor)

~ OPPOSE OBAMA, Get Suspended From Fifth Grade. Praise Unto The Glorious Leader! …. (mypetjawa)

~ LEFTIST LOVE-FEST— Guess who recommended Obama to enter Harvard? Mystery man in senator’s memoir now revealed as disciple of socialist agitator …. (WND)

~ MUZZLING CANADIAN ARTS— Toronto City Council Bans Exhibit Comparing Ahmadinejad to Hitler …. (WZ)

~ NOT ON THE CBC: Their Barack Obama accepted $105,849 “contribution” from Fannie Mae …. (P2BC)

~ FROM OUR ever growing “Left wing ‘feminist’ men = raving misogynists” file …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ NOW COUGH UP! You Need Us On That Wall! In other news, “.. certain Québec artists have gone even further in employing the cutting edge of their craft to protest the government’s recent arts-funding cuts” …. (am770chqr, emg)

~ HITTING THE WIRES this evening: FBI Investigating Potential Fraud by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman, AIG. Atlanta Gas Lines, Fuel Shortages cheered by Democrats; Bailing On The Bailout Bill; Iowahawk Debates: the Credit Bailout; We’ll Probably See a Lot of These in the Days to Come …. (Various)

~ THE WALL STREET CRASH— Caesar and Mammon: Together Forever, by Mark P. Shea …. (insidecatholic)

~ SO, OKAY.. “saying you’re not a racist means you’re a racist. And I suppose pointing out the logical contradictions of the HRCs and their Complestants also makes you a racist. Does having the capacity for rational thought make you a racist, I wonder? Maybe wondering if the capacity for rational thought makes you a racist, makes you a racist” …. (

~ REP. TOM TANCREDO Introduces “UN Eviction Act”…Would Direct AG to Sell all UN Properties and use Money to pay Down National debt …. (WZ)

~ PALINOSIS.. Obama Denies Behind Anti-Palin Video; Bloggers Solely Behind Accusations …. (mypetjawa)

~ CREEPY NDIPPERS— Colby Cosh: Did he just say what I think he said? …. (NP)

~ DEMOCRATS ARE STOPPING USE OF BIGGEST OIL FIELD IN THE WORLD – IT’S IN THE USA!! — “I would guess that one reason is that certain people don’t want us to be energy independent or for our economy to truly flourish” …. (

~ EMPIRE of Yin – Part 1: The Great Unbalancing …. (

~ OBAMA AND BILL AYERS: The Annenberg Files reveal a close working relationship between the presidential candidate and the former terrorist; Founding Brothers: What’s behind Obama’s early rise? …. (pajamasmedia)

~ THE ARTS COMMUNITY is Filled With Gasbags …. (

~ AN OBAMA GREEK TRAGEDY of Absent Love?; The Poetry of the Young Barry Obama …. (theanchoressonline)

~ LEFTISTS AT PLAY: “Personally, I’m not much on democracy in regards to abortion, because I think it’s a grotesque evil that should be outlawed everywhere, like slavery. But it’s people like Jacoby that are so outraged at the idea that conservative Christians might “impose” their opinions on everyone else, whereas she and her ilk are perfectly happy imposing theirs on others” …. (reformedpastor)

~ TECHNOLOGICAL THOUGHTCRIME: Phil Elmore highlights nations’ Big Brother censorship of Net content …. (worldnetdaily)

~ COURAGE & HEROISM does still exist in Canada. Principal acts selflessly. Give this man an Order of Canada! Maybe we can get him to patrol Greyhound buses? …. (

~ COMING UP NEXT: On the CBC’s New autumn lineup …. (

~ THE ANCHORESS— “Class” tells …. (anchoressonline)

World War IV

~ RUSSIA: Georgia as a payback to NATO and Western countries …. (blogfreeworld)

~ WHAT IS THE geopolitical landscape that will confront the next president? …. (mercatornet)



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What Elmasry & Co. Don’t Want You To Know

~ CANADIAN Islamist terrorist found GUILTY …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ CAROLINE GLICK— Iran, Livni and the price of political stability– “On Sunday, Israeli military intelligence commanders sounded the alarm bells on Iran. Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Brigadier General Yossi Baidatz, who commands the assessment division of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate, said that Iran is “sprinting towards a nuclear bomb.” …. (carolineglick)

~ PATHALOGICAL horse race: It’s a race to the finish to see who will get to be the first to rid the world of “the Zionists” (i.e. Israel)–the mullahs, with one of their nukes; or the “human rights” crowd, via the UN’s second Wannsee Conference, Durban II. What’s the difference between the Nazis and the mullahs? …. (scaramouche)

~ MUSLIM-BACKGROUND believers in the U.S. struggle to find Christian community …. (

~ USEFUL IDIOTS GALORE! Religious Leftists Host Dinner for Ahmadinejad; Quaker Looks Forward to Meeting Anti-Semite; UCC Church leaders and Obama silent about church’s role in Ahmadinejad dinner …. (vARIOUS)

~ FREEDOM OF SPEECHINESS! Top Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa Against Journalists who Criticize Religious Figures, “They Should be Fired From Jobs, Flogged and Jailed” …. (WZ)

~ RADICAL ISLAM, a Religion of “Peace in our Time” …. (brusselsjournal)

~ SHARIA LAW: Coming to a Western Nation Near You? Georgetown conference: making Sharia palatable? …. (frontpagemag)

~ TOP OBAMA Fundraiser Meets Ahmadinejad …. (classicalvalues)

~ LAWFARE: CAIR OBSESSED WITH “OBSESSION”— Unindicted co-conspirator CAIR is ticking like a suicide bomber over the distribution of the excellent documentary, Obsession …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ DINING WITH THE DEVIL— “Already well-established for killing Christians, Jews, Baha’I’s, and Muslims of the wrong sort, the Islamic Republic of Iran is about to descend to a new level of repression and persecution” …. (

~ SNORT.. CHORTLE.. SNIGGER.. Fitzgerald: There is compulsion in religion …. (dhimmiwatch)

~ U.S. CONGRESSMAN: “There is no way that the Constitution of the United States and Sharia law can co-exist” …. (

~ SMOOTH OPERATOR Tariq Ramadan on the Defensive …. (

~ SPAIN PREFERS Islam over Roman Catholicism …. (

~ KINDLY EGYPT: Former Muslim still in hiding one year after conversion to Christianity …. (canadafreepress)

~ EX-MUSLIM reveals secret goal of Islam. Cites behavior of ‘moderate,’ ‘peaceful’ members of faith …. (worldnetdaily)

~ SECRETS UNCOVERED – A Virginia homeowner tells jurors how he found dozens of videotapes of Hamas rallies and other events buried in the yard of his new home. Those tapes show some of the defendants praising Hamas, which they are accused of illegally funding …. (investigativeproject)

~ YEMEN Orders Release of Award Winning Journalist Al-Khaiwani: Reports …. (mypetjawa)

~ IOWAHAWK: Council Demands Palin Ouster from Fallout Shelter. Naomi Wolf Bravely Speaks Truth to the Palin Police State …. (LGF)

~ NETHERLANDS: Christian schools closing for Islamic festival …. (

~ JIHAD? I’ll give you a Jihad …. (MAD)

~ ZIONIST PLOT! Muslim group seeks probe of ‘radical Islam’ DVD. CAIR asking feds to investigate whether distributor a ‘front’ for Israel-based group; Huff Po’s War on “Obsession” Continues, Asking Military Personnel to Report any Showings on Military Bases …. (WND, WZ)

~ LIBERAL MORON Reviews “Obsession” Movie: We Have Nothing to Fear From Radical Islam …. (WZ)

~ AT LARGE: A Black Sheep in the Hamas Family …. (

~ THE UN HOSTS death and tyranny; Israel hosts life, peace and rock’n’roll …. (melaniephillips)

~ KUWAIT TO BLOCK Access to Youtube …. (mypetjawa)

~ HYPOCRISY 2.0— Islamic groups condemn a macabre anti-Muslim video game …. (weeklystandard)

~ GROVELLING.. If-We’re-Only-Nicer-They’ll-Like-Us Alert: “US Ex-Officials Want Good US Relations with Islam” …. (jihadwatch, CS)

~ DOWN IN FLAMES NUTBAR Andrew Sullivan: You Know Who’s Worse Than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Sarah Palin …. (WZ)

~ ORGANIZATION of the Islamic Conference sounds warning at Columbia U …. (creepingsharia)

~ CLUELESS, semi-senile Jew chats with would-be genocidaire: If you can stomach it, here’s Larry King’s lame, softball interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Hey, isn’t Larry one of the “elders” he’s been warning us about? …. (scaramouche)

~ BLUB BLUB BLUB.. Still more reasonable accommodation in Absurd Britannia: “Family barred from burying their dead stepfather on a Saturday… because he isn’t a Muslim” …. (jihadwatch)

~ MILWAUKEE newspaper refuses to publish response to Islamist op-ed (read here) …. (creepingsharia)

~ AUSTRALIA: Islamic Cemetery Being Planned on Historic Christian Graveyard, Local Islamophobes Upset …. (WZ)

~ HMMMMM.. Is Barbeque even Halal? Muslims angry. Must be Thursday …. (

~ MALAYSIA PROPOSES Convention on Islamophobia in America, “Western Society Hates Anything Islam” …. (WZ)

~ TOLERANCE! “Kill the gays! Allahu akbar!”; Iran: Death penalty for man accused of homosexuality …. (jihadwatch)

~ PHILLIPINES: Christian, Islamic Militias Battling it out in the South, Government Appeases Muslims with Sharia Law, Violence Escalates …. (WZ)

~ SURVEYS find most Muslims in KC and the nation practice their religion faithfully …. (creepingsharia)

~ SOMETHING that definitely won’t be on the agenda of the “Zionism is Racism” Durban II Conference: Palestinian crimes against Christian Arabs …. (scaramouche)

~ AMAZING! Brutal Muslim child abuse penalized in Britain. But no jail time. Just a slap on the wrist. And apologies for bringing the prosecution …. (timesonline)

~ BRITS UNVEIL national, biometric ID cards for some foreigners …. (shotgun)

~ EARTH MOTHER BETTY Dances with Hezbollah …calls it a “Peace Rally”.. Now with Video! …. (

~ ROLE MODELS: Saudi chicks, who are oppressed to within an inch of their lives due to the petty, misogynistic religious laws that govern them, are taking heart from the example of another woman who has faced—and managed to surmount—great obstacles …. (scaramouche)

~ ONE CRAZY RELIGION— London Olympic Toilets facing Mecca update …. (FD)

~ UK SURRENDER: City Lighting up Green to Celebrate Eid …. (wZ)

~ SUMMER may be over, but Iran’s crackdown on “un-Islamic” attire is not …. (


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