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Mark Steyn

~ STEYN: THE DOER AND THE DRONER— “The doer defeated the droner; In the VP debate, Sarah Palin came over as genuine, confident … and different.: Winking down Main Street – plus Mark and Hugh Hewitt preview and review the vice-presidential debate” …. (

“In the Diner of the Mind, the refills are endless, and Sen. Joe is sitting shootin’ the breeze over a cuppa joe with a couple other regular joes on adjoining stools while Betty-Jo, the sassy waitress who’s tough as nails but with a heart of gold, says Ol’ Joe, the short-order cook who’s doing his Sloppy Joes just the way the senator likes ’em, really appreciates the way that, despite 78 years in Washington, Joe Biden is still just the same regular Joe Six-Pack he was when he and Norman Rockwell first came in for a sarsaparilla all those years ago. But, alas, while he was jetting off for one-to-one talks with the Deputy Tourism Minister of Waziristan, the old neighborhood changed.”

~ Steyn on the VP Debate ~


The Messiah Channel:
“There is a liberation theology of the Left, and there is also a liberation theology of the Right, and both are at heart mammon worship. The liberation theology of the Left often wants a Barrabas, to fight off the oppressors as though our ultimate problem were the reign of Rome and not the reign of death. The liberation theology of the Right wants a golden calf, to represent religion and to remind us of all the economic security we had in Egypt. Both want a Caesar or a Pharaoh, not a Messiah.”

~ Russell D. Moore, Touchstone Mag ~

~ THE GYAPONG— Sarah Palin–a holy fool?; Palin says Obama disqualified to be Commander in Chief; Finally the New York Times explores the Obama/ Ayers connection; More evidence that political correctness has helped tank the U.S. economy; Still voting for Obama? Then perhaps you like this sort of thing; Another tale of woe from a victim of HRCs …. (

~ READER MAIL: The Human Rights Commission – yours to use and abuse …. (

~ FOLLOW THE MALICE, World Tour 2008: “Extreme Pro-Abortion Feminist Heather Mallick Scheduled to Speak at Catholic St. Mary’s University, Calgary” …. (lifesitenews)

~ RICH LOWRY: Liberal editorial boards have apparently lost their former zest for the First Amendment. “Free Speech for Me, Not for Thee” …. (NRO)

~ SHAIDLE: “The mindless, uncritical liberal romanticization of 1960s activism has a hell of a lot to answer for” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ COMMISSARS, COMRADE COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS.. ‘Ruthless’ for Obama — Intensive course gets volunteers fired up, turns them into activists …. (suntimes)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “A show of cluelessness: Since the default setting of Canadian Jews is left/Liberal, many Jews are casting about for something, anything, to justify their not voting for Stephen Harper. This despite the fact that Harper, with nothing to gain and plenty to lose, has stood up for Israel and the Jewish people and told the eliminationists planning the UN’s Durban II Conference (another zany fiesta of Zionhass) that Canada is declining their invitation to attend. Here, for example, is one subtly anti-Harper e-mail that’s making the rounds” …. (scaramouche)

~ MARK SHEA— Lefty and Righty Secular Messianism …. (catholicexchange)

~ DETAILS, DETAILS— Joe Biden’s 14 Lies; Both VP candidates fact-checked here …. (SDA, DP)

~ DOES PALIN quote American Fascist Writer Westbrook Pegler? …. (

~ WELCOME TO CAMP OBAMA! “Election ’08: Voters coast-to-coast are receiving e-mails from the Obama campaign encouraging them to sign up to learn pre-election agitation tactics at “Camp Obama.” Red kerchiefs, anyone?” …. (

~ POLICE investigate possible hate crime …. (freedominion)

~ ACTION DINO— “Anybody else have the CSE monitoring their blog? I don’t expect too much from the Chinese government, but..” …. (

~ THAT CREEPY VIDEO? “The Obama Cult Of Personality – Missouri Youths’ Militaristic Obama Chant”.. Performance by students of Urban Community Leadership Academy of Kansas City, MO (Googled: It’s a Charter School, apparently, under Principal: Joyce McGautha— THEIR Mission Statement: “To create an environment which encourages students to study problems and find solutions integrating the skills of math, science, leadership, communication, technology and any other necessary knowledge while learning to celebrate their own ethnic culture.” by chanting to the god Obama). It’s not doing very well, school-wise, but won the State championship in the “chanting to the god Obama” …. (Various)

~ CHALK UP Another Area In Which We Don’t Want More Of Dion …. (dmb)

~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: A little vice-presidential switcheroo is definitely in order. “Sarah Biden” …. (NRO)

~ THERE WERE COMMUNIST PLOTS, after all– “The Rosenbergs: case closed: On the couple executed for treason in 1953” …. (newcriterion)

~ DAVID WARREN: “Talk about lipstick on a pig: the bailout measure, which began as a modest, $700-billion, three-page oink, reached the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday wearing about 450 pages of lipstick. Its maximum final cost was no longer calculable — after bipartisan negotiations to add “sweeteners” to the thing, to buy it support from various congressional factions” …. (DW)

~ A MANIFESTO for Media Freedom, by Jamie Glazov: “Will the Left succeed in shushing right-of-center political speech?” …. (

~ THE UNSOLICITED PITCH goes like this: “Camp Obama attendees will receive real world organizing experience that will have a direct impact on this election. Graduates of Camp Obama will go on to become Deputy Field Organizers who will lead this campaign to victory in crucial battleground states around the country.” …. (realbarackobama)

~ NEW TASKS For A New Conservative Government …. (

~ IN THE CELESTIAL MIRROR – Obama Messes With the Vertical …. (

~ MICHAEL COREN unpacks the “debate” (and other matters): From his regular perch in the Saturday Toronto Sun, Michael Coren comments on plagiarism (i.e. that Harper speechwriter who, some years ago, stole some lines from the Australian P.M.), arts funding and other failed Liberal Party “gotchas” …. (scaramouche)

~ NEW SAME OLD: “Isn’t it weird that liberal straight filmmakers and audiences only seem to love homosexual characters if they meet some awful fate in the third act? How is that not a sick, necrophiliac and downright adolescent sensibility?” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ PALINOSIAC— Just break into her house and be done with it, Andrew! “Some basic record confirming Palin’s eight-month special needs pregnancy, amiocentesis, labor and birth would be immensely easy to find and release – even off the record – to news organizations.” …. (DP)

~ SORRY SEEMS to be the fakest word: The CJC’s Tammy Faye Farber sent out this heads-up via e-mail about his upcoming piece in the National Post …. (scaramouche)

~ ROGER KIMBALL on the Obama Heartland: “Data points from the Windy City” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ MACADEMIA.. “As ye sow… All bow down and hail the mighty “human rights” industry” …. (

~ THE CATHOLIC LEFT Attack Sarah Palin– Charging the Alaskan governor with the “crime of apostasy.” …. (frontpagemag)

~ ANTI-CRUNCHY! Mr Nice Guy: Jack Layton’s plan to help the homeless by emitting a lot of carbon …. (rjjago)

~ OBAMA-BIDEN and the Death of Mortgage Loans to You or Anyone Else; A reward for risk and failure; BLOWING BUBBLES: media in the O-tank …. (Various)

~ LET’S BOYCOTT BUYING her books with our Canadian money, then! “Atwood announced that if she lived in Quebec, she would be voting Bloc” …. (DP)

~ ‘BAMA BUDDIES— Dead Cops, Dead Marines… and Their Killers …. (

~ MIDDLE CLASS Palins Give More to Charity Than Upper Crust Bidens …. (

~ IT’S A CULT— “It’s a popularity contest based on …. nothing. A race based on an idea. That’s it — an idea. The idea of Obama” …. (atlasshrugs2000)


~ WHICH BEGS the question… does the Canadian government conduct electronic surveillance on its own citizens? …. (

~ DAMN NO ONE denounced me as part of the conspiracy …. (mAd)

Barack Obama apes Deval Patrick

~ OJ = LYING CRIMINAL SCUMBAG— No riots in South Central — but, hey, it’s still early …. (5FOF)

~ IT’S A SMALL WORLD, AFTER ALL! “Unqualified home buyers were not the only ones who benefitted from Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s. So did Frank’s partner, a Fannie Mae executive at the forefront of the agency’s push to relax lending restrictions” …. (


~ JACKIE MASON responds to Sarah Silverman’s pro-Obama rant …. (

~ OUR TAXES, OUR SHAME— CBC’s so-called “Newsworld” plays entire Democratic talkers; then presents NONE of the Republicans; CBC’s Suhana Meharchand reports: looked up Palin’s “dog gone it” remark in the dictionary last night.. never mind guldarnit, dagnabbit, dingdangit, darnit, and the dreaded goshdarnit and other rural faux-blasphemies …. (vARIOUS)

~ O-O-O-OBAMA-A-A: The One We’ve Been Waiting For …. (

~ UK JUSTICE Judge releases heroin addict charged with 145 thefts; Canada: Remember when “Rape” used to be called “Rape” …. (novascotiascott, girlontheright)

~ DNC SEEKS TO SILENCE lawsuit: over Obama birth certificate …. (WND)

~ CANUCKI ELECTION— “A genuine conservative voice and face was shown to Canadians for the first time in the 1990s at the federal level. There was no apologetic qualifier of “progressive.” Yet this was only a prelude. After October 14th the Conservative Party, whose personnel is still dominated by the Old Reformers, will have their first real test” …. (

~ A SMALL REFRESHER course on censorship and private property …. (shotgun)

~ SARAH GOES THERE “There. Finally the GOP launches an attack on Obama’s association with a well-known radical left-wing terrorist” …. (shotgun)

~ MISUNDERSTOODED NDP candidate: “I like the part in Schindler’s List when the guard starts waxing the prisoners” …. (P2BC)

~ ON TALKING POINTS and Joe Biden’s Sixty Facts …. (scriptoriumdaily)

~ THE TEN Commandments of Blogging …. (ft)

~ THE BAMA and Pro-Palestinian supporter Rashid Khalidi …. (therealbarackobama)

~ CONTRA-CRUNCHISM: Tom Brodbeck on Eco-hypocrites like Suzuki …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ IOWAHAWK— Ifill Ethics Commission Clears Ifill, By Gwen Ifill …. (iowahawk)

An American Carol Trailer


~ LONDON, ONTARIO: Suspected terrorist suspended from job but he is just one of many …. (dustmybroom)

~ CANADIAN Arab Federation pimps, er, pumps for Durban II: Number 10 on the CAF’s list of issues identified as being crucial for Arab-Canadian voters—Canada’s refusal to participate in the upcoming Big Lie/Get Rid of Israel Conference, also known as Durban II …. (scaramouche)

~ TOUGH-TALKING Ex-Aussie PM John Howard: “Lessons Learned From Nazi Germany Apply to Global Islamism Today, the West Should Have a Zero Tolerance Policy Towards Islamic Supremacism” …. (WZ)


~ RELIGION OF.. Gay man injured in new D.C. bias attack by Muslims …. (creepingsharia)

~ AN ISLAMIC PERFECT STORM: “Barbarism, to paraphrase Christopher Dawson, is not a far-distant stage in the evolution of human society, but a perpetual possibility simmering under the surface of civilization. In no country on earth has barbarism erupted with more devastating force than in Somalia, a land of clashing creeds and ethnicities, murderous warlords, and, of course, those quintessential barbarians—pirates” …. (ft)

~ UNIVERSITIES FOR JIHAD— UC Irvine Invites Muslim Brotherhood Leader to Speak …. (LGF)

~ POLITICAL ISLAM: A Threat to Our Freedoms, Salim Mansur, Ph. D. (scroll down) …. (

~ US PUBLISHER of Muslim book closed office – why? …. (creepingsharia)

~ UK PROMOTES Muslim minister to justice cabinet position .. ‘I’m now relishing the opportunity to make Britain an even fairer and more just society’ …. (worldnetdaily)

~ SHOWDOWN IN Denmark: HELLS ANGELS vs. JIHADISTS! “I know, I’m somewhat torn too but….Yee Haw!” …. (

~ PHONY CHARITY, funnelling terror-$$ — HLF Defense: Volume, Volume, Volume …. (ivp)

~ CRITICS: U.N. spreading Islamic law– Charge anti-blasphemy resolution curtails free speech …. (WND)

~ FRAME, SET, MATCH: “I’m reading “Islamophobe” Brigitte Gabriel’s new book They Must Be Stopped and came upon the following passage” …. (scaramouche)

~ DEARBORN: Muslim gets prison for death, rape threats against Debbie Schlussel …. (JW)

~ MUSLIMS threaten Hindus in New York …. (jihadwatch)

~ ATTENTION JOE BIDEN— “Hizballah Brigades in Palestine” set to “carry out Jihad for the sake of Allah and to resist the enemies of Islam” …. (

~ MUSLIM CLERIC Terrified of Women’S Extra Eyeball …. (jaycurrie)

~ YOUR HEROIN AT WORK— Taliban rakes in $100 million a year from drug trafficking …. (JiWa)

~ EASTENDERS has again caused fury — by showing a Muslim character eating during Ramadan …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ OSTRICHES all over the nation whine about Obsession ….(

~ EN FRANCAIS— Conférence publique de Point de BASCULE: “Salim Mansur : L’islam politique menace nos libertés – Political Islam : A Threat to Our Freedoms. Nous présentons le texte de l’allocution de Salim Mansur. Celui des deux autres orateurs, Tarek Fatah et Raheel Raza, ainsi que les vidéos de la conférence, seront affichés dans les prochains jours./ We present the opening remarks by Salim Mansur. Those of the two other speakers, Tarek Fatah and Raheel Raza, and the video of the conference, will be posted in the next few days. 4 octobre, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (pointdebasculecanada)


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