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~ THE HERO of Trafalgar at 250 …. (frontpagemag)

Mark Steyn

~ STEYN: BURKE’S LAW: Time to go fishing – plus: RIP, The New York Sun; and Liquid Refreshment …. (Various)

~ RESCUING MARRIAGE: “1. Don’t marry a woman who likes cats but does not like dogs.. 17. Never marry a feminist of either sex” …. (merecomments)


~ IT’S NEARLY OCTOBER, EZRA: “See you in October” …. (


“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.”

~ Frederic Bastiat, from The Law ~

~ AN EXCLUSIVE NEW T-SHIRT: Free Speech Card designed by Wally Keeler, set up by Binks. All revenues go to support the Canadian free speech legal fund for our bloggers …. (Zazzle)

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Stanley Kurtz on Obama; Kathy Shaidle on the Obama campaign’s anti-free speech tactics; Imagine if a conservative politician did this; The CBC’s pro-abortion policy?; Melanie Philips on Obama; Maybe the bail-out is NOT a good idea; Why denial is so much easier; Viva Mark Steyn; Iowahawk gets an exclusive with the brains behind Obama; David Frum on Obama …. (

~ SAYS SHAIDLE: “I’m a guest on the Rob Breakenridge radio show tonight” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SCARAMOUCHE to Frank Dimant & B’nai Brith: Get fitted for Doc Martens …. (

~ STUPIDING OUR SKOOLS: “Publishers and universities are outlawing dozens of seemingly innocuous words in case they cause offence. Banned phrases on the list, which was originally drawn up by sociologists, include Old Masters, which has been used for centuries to refer to great painters – almost all of whom were in fact male” …. (reformedpastor)

~ HURRAH FOR OUR BETTERS! Mark Your Calendar: UN Day is Coming! …. (reformedpastor)

~ JAY CURRIE: “God I wish just one Canadian Politician understood the problem this well!” …. (jaycurrie)

~ READER RAYMOND ECKHARD writes that this is creepy. Yes. Roger Simon finds it disturbing, too. “It is the kind of exploitation of children that reminds me of Young Pioneer Camps I saw when visiting the Soviet Union in the Eighties.” Let’s say Obama opposes this sort of Soviet-style crapola– why, then is he letting it be done in his name? …. (pajamasmedia)

Video: Kim Jong-il Obama Kids Sing for Dear Leader

~ EXTRA-CREEPY: Exploiting kids for Obama; 2 minutes hate – “We’re gonna spread happiness! We’re gonna spread freeeeeeedom! Obama…”; Cult Kids Sing “Yes We Can” …. (anchoress,

~ FORTY YEARS of culture wars By Fr. Alphhonse de Valk, csb …. (catholicinsight)

~ OBAMANATION— “Guilt by participation: American Thinker details Barack Obama’s links to the radical left, introduces the names of Columbia University professors Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, and details a decades long strategy of deliberate failure” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ AS WE SAID THE OTHER DAY, “A really, really, really good week for the Canadian blogosphere” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ LO AND BEHOLD The Church of Obama; and says Mark Shea: “Let the Children Who Have Not Been Cannibalized, Aborted or Left to Die in a Closet Come Unto Me!” …. (,

~ CARTOON SITE Filibuster has undergone a much-overdue full site redesign …. (filibustercartoons)

~ OOO, LOOKY— Mini-Bamas! “That doesn’t seem, I don’t know, appropriate. Sending hordes of Dippers to your site to b*tch at you because you displeased the party. Who’s their webmaster – Hugo Chavez?” NDippy SturmTroofers! …. (rjjago)

~ GHOST OF FLEAS: “Jason Cherniak — big on complaining when his blog is not linked, not terribly au fait with reciprocal linking himself — admits the Liberal party is going to lose the forthcoming federal election. Who is to blame? Canadians, naturally” …. (ghostofaflea)

Democrats in their own words
Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

~ MUCH-NEEDED WISDOM— A Defining Moment says Victor Davis Hanson: “The stage is set for someone to play Washington, Lincoln, or Churchill. An entire generation of leadership is failing, as the world watches aghast.” …. (nrotc)

~ SHARIA-PROMOTING HAIRY LEFTY has some more free advice: “Archbishop wrong to say financial crisis caused by lack of regulation”; in other news, “Sentamu to bankers: ‘You are hyenas.‘” …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ SECULARISM and Religious Freedom, the Encore …. (

~ SCOTT REID CLAIMS a virgin gave birth. A miracle or,… a beer and popcorn looser, whines about the blogs costing MSM control …. (MaD)

~ A VAST CONSPIRACY…”I mean Vast, Bigger than Vast!” .. saith BInks: Wah! I thought I’d established my ZOG bona fides long before this; an official Jew even invited me to a ZOG-luncheon in Toronto.. and the Israelite warming/ cooling machine on my wall and all. Sigh …. (jaycurrie)

~ SCAREDY CAT CHINESE RULERS: “The wheelchair tracks from the Paralympic Games had scarcely faded from the streets of Beijing before the Chinese regime started coming down heavily against the performance of music with religious content” …. (blogs.telegraph)

ChiComs Can’t Handel Christian Music

~ CBC APOLOGIZE for Heather Mallick’s Lunacy, but she doesn’t; Heather Mallick’s Silver Lining …. (MaD, am770chqr)

~ THE EDITOR of Ottawa Citizen Hates His Readers …. (girlontheright)

~ RJAGO— Green Party to me : “Shame on you”.. Woe is me. The Green Party has shamed me; and “I get the threats but not the props” …. (rjjago)

~ ORDINARY working people …. (ghostofaflea)

~ A “CONSERVATIVE”— This is getting pathetic: “OTTAWA — Stephen Harper is ruling out re-opening a debate over abortion law for a future Conservative government, saying today there are too many other important issues to manage”; Prime Minister Harper: Not Now, Not Ever Will Conservative Government Protect Unborn Children …. (

~ TRUDEAUPIA or My How Times Have Changed! …. (MaD)

~ JAY CURRIE WORRIES: “We are flooding Canada with people who have very little to contribute and we are doing it because the instant a politician suggests we stop doing it he or she is called a racist” …. (jaycurrie)

~ SAY, WHICH country is the U.S. Treasury going to bail out? The U.S. or China? …. (

~ JOOOOOOS Everywhere! Once again Blazingcatfur is denounced as a pawn of the vast Zionist Conspiracy …. (am770chqr)

~ ATTENTION CBC Managers: I’m available …. (

~ CAPITALISM IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL– IF YOU HAVE ONE: “A lone voice crying out in the wilderness of government regulation, more government regulation and the creeping “social justice” utopian (i.e., socialist) fantasies of the so-called ‘leaders’ in Congress” …. (

~ MALLICK’S MALICE & The fact massage; Horrible (“award-winning freelance writer”) Heather Mallick …. (

~ ARGENTINIAN media against Government censorship …. (blogfreeworld)

~ FORBIDDEN VIDEO! Burning down “Burning Down the House”; not wiped out yet …. (pw)

~ NEW YORK’S 15-FOOT No Speech Abortion Bubble Zone Bill Denounced as “Unconstitutional” …. (lifesitenews)

~ MORE OF A HORSE than a t-rex but where’s my Canada council grant anyway? …. (MaD)

~ IN DEFENSE of Heather Mallicks right to spew her batshit crazy opinions. Maclean Kay in the Calgary Herald. She has a right to her opinions, and to stand by them as she gets whaled on …. (

~ THE DEMS ARE STILL PLAYING THE GAME THAT GOT US HERE: “It seems to me that there is an illusion being worked in the middle of all this frenzy; if during this crisis, the Democrats can still worry about laying themselves out for ACORN, and Harry Reid can take the time to try to sneak a ban on oil shale mining into new legislation, then that tells me something. It tells me there is time and room, here, and that more is driving this than we can see. It makes me wonder if we should not hit the brakes before we go over a cliff, because we couldn’t clearly see the bend in the road” …. (sda)

~ US PULLS BACK From Corporate Welfare Marxism. Congress Kills Wall Street Bailout …. (dustmybroom)

~ DIMANTED— “Speaking frankly about Frankly speaking: You know, Mr. Diament, two blog posts–one in mid-August, the other at the end of the month–doth not a blogger make. Guess you’re too busy hunting down the next generation of Nazi hate-speakers–sweaty, pimply nerds hiding out in the folks’ basement in, say, Flin Flon, eating pizza pops, playing “Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway,” and maybe occasionally talking trash about “da Jews” …. (scaramouche)

~ WHITEWASHING a Bigot …. (am770chqr)

~ UPPITY YOOTS practice flagrant free speechism, against the wishes of their liberal elders & betters: Courageous Canadian students …. (prowomanprolife)

~ AS THE VP DEBATE looms: remembering Admiral Stockdale …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ PACHECO: “The UN will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this December 10th” …. (

~ ELECTION financing rules and double standards – Only Conservatives get charged …. (

~ THE UNEXPURGATED VERSION: “The Story of O!”.. “Obama is a construct of his own upbringing, a monument to a movement, the apotheosis of a project to undercut the foundation beliefs of the U.S. from the inside out. And the field has at long last been prepared: with nearly 80% of Obama supporters believing that the Supreme Court is too worried about the Constitution to do the right thing, we have doubtless reached a point wherein classical liberal ideals have been so marginalized, and Enlightenment principles so degraded, that we are unable even to fight back from a legal perspective: after all, with a Living Constitution, law itself becomes arbitrary — and a 5-4 vote based around a willful refusal to appeal to original intent can change the course of governance” …. (proteinwisdom)

~ PIERRE LEMIEUX: Crucial battle lost– “Your papers, please!” We hear this line or something like it at the border. In less free societies, government agents can make this demand at almost any time, with dire penalties for those unable or unwilling to offer up the required documentation …. (shotgun)

~ PLACE YOUR BETS: How long before Heather Mallick is working for Al Jazeera? …. (

~ THE KNIVES OUT for Dion already: Won’t Cure Liberal Problems …. (dustmybroom)

~ A SOCON BLOGGER STATES “Why I Am Still Supporting Conservatives” …. (

~ PALINOSIS: Sarah Palin represents an existential threat to some people …. (

~ ELIZABETH May & The Greens – Laughably Incompetent Smear Artists …. (

~ OFFICIAL IDIOCY: Former World Jewish Congress leader Edgar Bronfman: “Antisemitism is not a factor in the United States and Canada” …. (np)

~ HOPE & CHANGE.. KEEPING IT CLASSY: “Letter Discovered: Obama Camp Looks For “Break Your Heart” Teen Actresses to Play Incest-Rape Victims in Anti-Palin Ads” …. (

~ SO WHY ISN’T IT cool for presidents to have terrorist friends? …. (cv)

~ CULTURALRENEWAL.CA— The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario– Regarding Threats to the Rights of Conscience and Religion of Ontario Doctors …. (

~ SHOULD BILL WHATCOTT be required to pay $17,500 to four individuals who were offended by the flyers he distributed? …. (

~ MORE ON Lesley Hughes …. (shotgun)

~ COUNT THE COST— Kate @ SDA says “If you liked Christie Blatchford’s Fifteen Days*, but wondered about the X’s and O’s of Task Force Orion’s groundbreaking work in southern Afghanistan, you need to read Chris Wattie’s new book Contact Charlie: the Canadian Army, the Taliban, and the Battle that Saved Afghanistan” …. (sda)

~ GOT GIGGLES? After Worst Stock Market Slide in US History… Dems Crack Jokes …. (

~ BEHIND BARS For Saving Babies’ Lives …. (

~ UNBIASED GOOGLE URGES VOTERS: Trash traditional marriage — “We should not eliminate anyone’s fundamental rights to marry the person they love’ …. (wnd)

~ CLUCK, CLUCK— Prosecutors on Obama ‘Truth Squad’ sound retreat …. (wnd)

~ THAT’S THE TROUBLE with reality, it does so get in the way of our plans …. (

~ THE DESCENT OF LIBERALISM: Free Falling Isn’t Free– “With the ascendance of Obama, the rot is nearly complete, as he will represent the first outright leftist president in our nation’s history” …. (

~ SAME-SEX marriage: lessons from Canada: Where gay rights triumph, new rights battles begin.. and speech-codes ensue …. (

~ STILL AT IT— Obama Campaign Stifles Free Speech At University Rally; Conversation with a Goon Squad goon …. (stoptheaclu, malkin)

~ WE MIGHT HOPE SO— “National Post Editorial Board: CBC takes a single step on the road to recovery”.. really? We say it’s a memory-hole event, unless a Harper Majority smites the Ceeb back a few hundred million …. (

~ OUTLAWING THE LOYAL OPPOSITION— Welsh Church ‘will not cater for traditionalists’; modernist Western Anglicanism has been fronting soft-fascist experiments for a couple for decades …. (

~ VICTOR Davis Hanson: Here are some thoughts on the politics of financial crisis. “The Financial Crisis” …. (victorhanson)

~ A PORTRAIT of modern Britain: “Police confiscate a 78 year-old man’s walking stick to protect “climate change” protesters from this “offensive weapon” …. (

~ HYSTERIA and Telemarketing B; Stephen Harper is a snake charming his left-wing prey …. (dustmybroom)

~ WARNING, FOOD COPS— Only in America: Taste Worth Dying For. Warning, food-porn ensues …. (

~ THAT’S THE TROUBLE with reality, it does so get in the way of our plans …. (

~ THE GLOBAL ECONOMY Will End the Global Warming Scam; related.. “Monckton’s mocking reply to an email from a “Thermista” in the Canadian Civil Service” …. (dailybayonet, stoptheaclu)

~ SATIRE— Political ad watch: Obama releases constructive criticism ad. Via The Onion …. (shotgun)

World War IV

~ RUSSIAN BEAR Eats as Western World Sleeps, by Hans A. von Spakovsky. “Will anyone stop Putin from constructing a new Iron Curtain across the Caucasus and Eastern Europe?” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ RUSSIA and the resurrection of “The Party” …. (fivefeetoffury)


Pat Condell : Welcome to Saudi Britain

~ TOLERANCE-ALERT! — UK: Muslim Converts to Christianity Granted Asylum by British Court, First Time Ever …. (Wz, CP)

~ VIA CATBOX.. How the West Was Lost? “Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Hasan Mahmud, the Director of Sharia Law at the Muslim Canadian Congress. He played a vital role in the successful movement against the Toronto Sharia Court” …. (

~ ORWELL’S PICNIC— “So, let me get this straight, Two years ago, the government proposed plans to make it a criminal offense to force someone to marry. Then the Islams shouted and howled, so the government backed down”; and “Falling down on the job” …. (

~ MISINFORMED.. During Friday’s debate, Barack Obama said, “the war on terrorism started in Afghanistan and it needs to end there.” Michael J. Totten explains why, “The War Won’t End in Afghanistan.” …. (commentarymagazine)

~ JIHAD ON THE HIGH SEAS, By Stephen Brown. “Al-Qaeda sets its sights on a vital sea route” …. (frontpagemag)

~ ODDY ENOUGH, French Muslims Find Haven in Catholic Schools …. (

~ FALSE-FRONT CHARITY for terror: Holy Land Evidence Establishes Hamas Link; Woman attempts to corrupt jurors at Holy Land retrial …. (ivp, creepingsharia)

~ ROP INVOLVED In Arson Attack Over Book? …. (stoptheaclu)

~ RELIGION OF.. “It is clearly stipulated in Muslim law that any kind of attack on [Mohammed’s] honour carries the death penalty.” …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ SAYS SHAIDLE: “Move along, folks. Nowt t’see here… “But although 75,000 ‘white British’ men and women are moving away, the population is still rising because of an influx of ethnic minority groups” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ US PUBLISHER of Mohammed Book Closes Office After UK Attack …. (wz)

~ OCTOBER SURPRISE? — ‘Terrorists believe now is time to strike America’– Hear Brigitte Gabriel’s hour long interview with Barbara Simpson on KSFO …. (wnd)

~ SHHHHH! Out of hiding, some Kosovars embrace Christianity …. (

~ GOOD NEWS IN CANADA: “In a reversal of past practice, people wearing face coverings will not be permitted to vote in the upcoming election unless they swear a special oath” …. (Wz)

~ KENYA: Rampaging Muslim Mob Attacks Church, 10 Christians Hospitalized …. (Wz)

~ SCARAMOUCHE: “Say what? A NY Daily News article about the possibility of an “October Surprise”—and attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities by the U.S. or Israel or both—brought some of those serving the elimationist agenda out of the woodwork. Here are the sage words of two “Ohavei Zion”, followed by someone brave enough to take them on” …. (scaramouche)

~ SAUDI CLERIC: Jews Plant Gharqad Trees to Hide Behind When Muslims Come to Kill Them on Judgment Day …. (Wz)

It’s A Gharqad/ Acacia!

~ TOLERANCE— Kenya: “Islamists” attack church in northern town in effort to seize land for mosque …. (

~ BANGLADESH KINDER-KILLERS: Kindergarten Madrassas Breeding Child Jihadis Flourishing …. (wz)

~ A MAN FROM NAZARETH— Man who tried to murder sister sentenced to 14 years in jail …. (blogfreeworld)

~ EIDIOTC SUBMISSIONISM— Empire State Building Being Lit Up Green for Islamic Holiday Eid….Again. Maybe appeasement will work– THIS time! Hey: here’s an idea: why not light up the NYC Twin Trade Towers for Eid! …. (wz)

~ TIME IMMORTAL— “Seriously, Islam: stuff it!” …. (timeimmortal)

~ THEN GO HOME! UK: Muslim Boxer Amir Khan Denounced by Islamists for Draping Himself in Union Jack, “Our Loyalty is to Islam” …. (Wz)

~ WHO’S SLEEPING More Deeply — Europe or America? by Bruce Bawer: “As Westerners doze, radical Islam continues its march” …. (pjmedia)

~ THE ISLAMIC-LEFTIST Axis of D**chebaggery …. (Wz)

~ 7th CENTURY WISDOM— Egyptian Cleric in Favor of Chopping Off Hands of Thieves: In 100 Years of Islamic Rule, There Were Only 4 Cases of Theft. Imagine that …. (Wz)

~ ATTACK on “Jewel of Medina” Publisher …. (am770chqr)

~ HAMAS MP: “Killing 15 Million Jews is Equivalent to Killing 4.5 Billion Infidels”; Yousuf Al-Qaradawi: “Muslim Nation Plagued by Tragedies, Like the Rule of the Cowardly Jews” …. (Wz)

~ RELIGION OF.. Iraqi Christians stripped of parliament seats: Violence forces many believers to flee country …. (wnd)

~ WHAT SURRENDER LOOKS LIKE— Council Bill Would Urge Days Off For Two Muslim Holidays; For first time, Plainfield (NJ) schools to close for Islamic holiday …. (creepingsharia)

~ VIA SHAIDLE: “The Difference Between Muslims and Rattlesnakes” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ REPORT: Al-Qaeda Planning to Bomb Atlantis Hotel’s Grand Opening in Dubai, “Symbol of Decadence in a Muslim Country” …. (Wz)

~ JUST ASKING, BUT “D’Escoto’s main squeeze: Who is this Miguel D’Escoto Brockman, president of the UN General Assembly, and why is he so quick to hug a thug?” …. (scaramouche)

~ OREGONIAN DISTRIBUTES “Obsession” Even Though Portland Mayor Asked Them to Refrain, “There is a Principle of Freedom of Speech Involved Here”…(Update) Dozens of Protesters Picket Oregonian Office …. (Wz)

~ RESTLESS EVIL— New al-Qaida threat: Thermobaric bombs. Packs power like a nuke, but easier to build, blow up …. (wnd)

~ AMERICAN ACADEMIC: Ahmadinejad’s Stance on the Holocaust “Reasonable” …. (Wz)

~ QUOTES FROM Islamic scholar Bernard Lewis’s Crisis of Islam …. (



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