Steynian 270

~ FIRST PRINCIPLES— “the question Benedict asks of modern man, which modern man cannot answer, is, “How, or where, or in whom, can we find not simply contentment or good health or resignation to decay and death, but joy?” …. (merecomments)

~ UNPRINCIPLES! — SHARIA WILL SAVE US? “Archimmi Rowan Williams Hints Sharia Banking Would Have Prevented Financial Crisis, Wants to Work With Islamic Leaders to Find “Reasonable Rate” of Interest”; in other Sharia news, “Death to the Converts, Damn the Iranian Constitution” …. (Wz, merecomments)

~ LOTS OF COMMENTS on that recent post.. (FMS)

~ THE STEEB: The Canadian Election & Stuff, just updated. The Son of TheBinks: fear it! Pure nepotistic goodness! …. (steeb)

Mark Steyn

“People assume when you talk about tyranny, that you’re talking about jackboots. And I think that’s true if you’re talking about living in relatively underdeveloped societies.. If you live in some banana-republic in Africa the regime-change will be accompanied by an armed force of some kind, with machetes, tearing down the gates of the presidential palace. But old societies lose freedom incrementally– I mean, if it was a question of jackboots marching down main street, we’d all be up in arms about it. But that’s not what happens: you lose freedom incrementally. ANd for the most beguiling of reasons Canada, and much of Western Europe, has given up freedom in the interests of political correctness.”

~ Mark Steyn ~

~ DON’T FORGET: prizes galore in the SteynOnline 2008 Campaign Countdown competition! …. (steynonline)

~ AUDIO: Here’s a great interview with Mark Steyn– Windows Media format …. (marklevinfan)

~ AMERICA ALONE: THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT– TWO YEARS ON.. Mark’s bestseller celebrates its second birthday …. (steynonline)

~ BONJOUR, Au Revoir! Steyn makes an amusing absurdist argument …. (sda)

~ LOTS OF Mark Steyn up these days …. (marksteyn)

~ KISS FRANCE Goodbye: Mark Steyn Gets it Right Again …. (

~ MARK STEYN on Canadian election results …. (fivefeetoffury)


~ SEZ THE EZ— Halifax conference on “the right to offend”; Back to blogging …. (ezralevant)

~ SHAIDLE: “Ezra Levant: back to blogging now that election is over” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ TONIGHT’S Levant-jaunt …. (

~ EZRA EVENT! “The 6th annual Joseph Howe Symposium will be held on Saturday, 1 November, at University of King’s College, Halifax. The topic is The Media’s Right to Offend: Exploring Legal and Ethical Limits on Free Speech. Margaret Wente of the Globe and Mail will deliver the keynote speech. Seven expert panelists are set for the discussion, including the formidable Ezra Levant.”.. “Panelists at this event include: Stephen Ward, the director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin; Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, the director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s Freedom of Expression Project; Ezra Levant, a lawyer and former publisher of the Western Standard; Kelly Toughill, an associate professor of journalism at King’s and Toronto Star columnist; Wayne MacKay, a Dalhousie Law School professor and expert in constitutional and human rights law; John Miller, the associate chair of the Ryerson School of Journalism in Toronto; and David Swick, a lecturer on journalism ethics at King’s.” …. (

~ SEZ THE EX: “…I mean October 15th!” …. (ezralevant)

~ THE EZRA is back at it …. (shotgun)


“There have been many wars against Christianity, wars that have increased in our modern times. In every case it was the ruling government elites who saw it—and righty saw it—as a threat to their power to do what was right in their own eyes. The most fantastical and murderous elites of the last 100 years—the Lenins, the Stalins, the Maos, the Hitlers, the Kim Il-Sungs—have all shared a rabid hatred of all things Christian.”

~ Scipio ~

~ THE GYAPONG— At least it won’t get worse; Anyone else share this fantasy?; Sarah Palin phones Rush; Obama helped campaign for this guy; The B.C. Bureau of Facts will have trouble reconciling these truths; I resent having Michael Moore interfering in my election; Blogburst for freedom; Bill Whittle explains why health care is not a right; Obama and freedom of speech according to Michael Barone; Jack Cashill and his case for the authorship of Obama’s Dreams of My Father …. (DeeGee)

~ DER SHAIDLE: “Get The Tyranny of Nice now at the best price — no shipping, no waiting”– yes, get your own The Try Nanny of Nits, today! …. (5fof)

~ REAKENRIDGE: “Herald Column: The Problem with the Maclean’s Verdict” …. (am770chqr)

~ LIBERAL FASCISM in Canadian is Red Toryism. So says David Warren …. (dw)

~ SHAIDLE & CO— on the Michael Coren Show for the full hour! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ CANADA VS. FREE SPEECH: THE RIGHT TO BE OFFENSIVE– Jesse Ferreras on the Steyn/Maclean’s verdict – with much more here …. (Via Steyn)

~ BLAMING CATFLEAS— “Limits on free speech explored… and Surprise! B’nai Brith and the CJC & FSWC practically agree on everything, just old stick in the mud Alan Borovoy is rainin on their hate speech parade” …. (

~ RUSSIAN HUMAN RIGHTS lawyer says her family poisoned …. (theglobeandmail)

~ WE’RE JUST ONE, vast college campus: “When you look at Europe, Canada, and parts of, say, California, you can see this sort of “libertarianism” at work. The desire is to create one, vast college campus at the End of History, where it’s against the rules to be mean to anybody, you have to recycle, and there are strict rules on parking, but otherwise you can do anything that floats your boat. Government is there to make sure you don’t OD in the dorm but have access to an abortion at the clinic. There’s actually much to recommend this worldview and I don’t mean to be overly dismissive. But libertarians shouldn’t complain anymore when they’re called “sophomoric.” …. (findarticles)

~ FOUND POEM: FREEDOM ASSERTED— “There is a turbulent intelligence emanating from a group of unlikely allies. I like to regard them as FREEniks” …. (

~ RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: U.S. Student threatened with loss of diploma for faith statement — “This American case is right up there with France not permitting students to wear crosses, yarmulkes or head scarves, only it’s worse. Basically, in May 2006, a straight A student witnessed to Jesus during her valedictory speech” …. (

~ WESTERN CIV: The Third Reich at War: How the Nazis Led Germany from Conquest to Disaster by Richard J Evans review …. (blogfreeworld)

~ WAITING FOR BERNIE…. Muslim convicted of crimes against Jewish Targets in Montreal to be sentenced …. (

~ FROM OUR bulging “All those Mexicans are NOT gonna turn into Eastern European Jews one day” file …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SPEECH-CODES? LEFTY PROFS? Spreading Freedom On Campus …. (shotgun)

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

~ SHHHH! Pro-life vigil keepers attacked in Ottawa. By deranged baby-killer, er pro-choicer …. (

~ TOLERANT, PEACEFUL, Nobody hates like the left …. (girlontheright)

~ THE MINISTRY OF FACTS— B.C. Human Rights Tribunal may never live down embarrassing Steyn fiasco, Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun …. (

~ RAAAAAACIST! “In a discussion of the bizarre new rules of engagement (that all criticism of Obama is racist) Ruth Ann Dailey sees little hope for racial absolution” …. (classicalvalues)

~ BREATH OF THE BEAST.. “Picking Up Hats- Waiting for Chico” …. (

~ MRS. ARNIE NOTES: “Another one of my enemies folds his blogging tent”l looks like his own comrades did the back-stabbing …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ HMMMM— “One of the most disturbing things to come out of the current presidential election is the growing tendency of liberal politicians, activists, and organizations to use various means, including government agencies, to try to shut down opposing views” …. (reformedpastor)

~ JONAH GOLDBERG: “The Pavlik Morozov Prize* in Environmental Awareness” …. (liberalfascism)

~ O’LEARY: “How far we have fallen” …. (

~ YE OLDE SMEAR— How did the term “social Darwinism” get started? Not in any way you might think …. (

~ CHARLES MOORE— Financial crisis: At least the crash will not make Britain the sick man of Europe …. (telegraph)

~ PURE MONKEY-CRAZY: “The bottom line is that to many of the activists on both the left and the right, we are all absolutely depraved. Ask the activists on the left or on the right who think that Playboy is depraved. Or those who think eating meat is depraved. Or those who think that America is “A depraved nation.” …. (cv)

~ AUSTRALIA: A Charter of Rights that is a blow to democracy …. (

~ WHEN DIEF “was the chief: On the day when Canadians go to the polls, Kathy Shaidle invites bloggers who value free speech–real free speech, not the watered-down Trudeaupian version we have now–to quote these words by one-time Conservative Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker” …. (scaramouche)

~ SHIRE NETWORK Podcast Listens to An American Carol. Some smart, them Hobbitses …. (shirenetworknews)

~ CANUCKIST Eco-terrorists suspected in bombing of Encana pipeline …. (dustmybroom)

~ THEY’RE ACTUALLY AFTER THE CHILDREN: “If you ask the typical gay activist if he or she wants to “indoctrinate” children in the wonderfulness of homosexuality, you’ll get a horrified look and an indignant, “that’s just right-wing propaganda!” I’d almost but it, until I come across stories such as this one from the San Francisco Chronicle” …. (reformedpastor)

~ WHAT WOULD THE soldiers who died on Juno Beach would make of Canada today? …. (MaD)

Canadian Wounded At Juno Beach, June 6, 1944

Canucki Election Links

“Canada: That Vast College Campus At The End Of History.”

~ Jonah Goldberg ~

~ ACTION DINO ON ELECTION 08Strong CPC minority, Liberals lowest level of support since Canada founded. 10 conservatives in Manitoba/14; Election 2008, the eatin’s will be good!; What is this election about? …. (MaD)

~ TIRESOME RICH American Interfering in Canadian Election. You know, cuz there’s no scandal, coverups, or suspicious stuff happening in his own country’s election; Saith Scramouche: “Shilling for Socialists: Imagine the surprise of Soo voters last week when the doorbell rang and who should appear before them but that hard-lefty Odd Couple, dapper neat freak Smilin’ Jack and his shlubby friend, Fat Mike” …. (am770chqr)

~ SORE WINNER & Petulance Personified: Vancouver Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh on Election Night 2008 …. (flaggman)

~ NICK PACKWOOD & the Edible Ballot Society …. (ghostofaflea)

~ BRRRRRR! “Cold comfort: A NOW Magazine scribe is mega-bummed out that the ee-vil Tories managed to pull out a victory again. (For those who don’t live in these environs, NOW is a self-important freebie rag that helps defray the cost of restaurant reviews and anti-U.S., anti-Israel screeds by running tons of raunchy sex adverts in the back of book” …. (scaramouche)

~ GIRL IN BLUE: “A few quick election after-thoughts” …. (

~ MICHAEL COREN on today’s vote …. (

~ THE KATE: “Speaking on behalf of conservatives everywhere, we’d really like you to stay Stéphane – you’re no quitter!”; Terrence Corcoran: Nothing for Tories to cheer about; This one will last a while …. (Various)

~ LAW COOL IS: “Lowest Voter Turnout in Canadian History” …. (lawiscool)

~ ELECTION bric a brac…Libs lose Truffles the Hobbit… Liberals change name to Toronto Party, Maggie Attwood saved Harpers butt …. (

~ TIME IMMORTAL: “Another, but stronger, minority” …. (

~ ELECTION DAY Blogburst: Vote for Freedom …. (

~ THE JAY CURRIE had some thoughts on the Canucki Election.. the Libs? The Toronto Party, a.k.a. “Guard poodle” …. (JC)

~ PACHECO IS A disenfranchised conservative …. (

~ STEPHEN HARPER and Margaret Atwood learn a hard lesson in Quebec …. (

~ SLIGHTLY STRONGER, But More of the Same? …. (

~ THOUGHTS FROM Father Raymond J. de Souza: Election after election, Quebec votes for Quebec …. (np)

~ SAITH EMG: “So small c they should be called the Onservative Party of Canada” …. (

~ DUST MY BROOM: “This election will be remembered as the one in which three candidates were asked to step down over alleged antisemitic remarks. And those three were just a few of the lunatics running for office” …. (dustmybroom)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Phew!: That’s me breathing a huge sigh of relief that Stephane “Rhymes With Yawn” Dion (ditto) will not be taking command in Ottawa. I have to admit, though, that I wasn’t at all sure it would turn out that way. That’s probably a function of my innate pessimism coupled with the palpably anti-Harper stance of the vast majority of the mainscream media” …. (scaramouche)

~ WALKER: “Man, I want a Libertarian candidate like this guy around” …. (

~ WHO’S YER MUMMY!? “Elizabeth May: If five year olds could have voted I would have won.” D’ya s’spose she thinks before she says things in public? “The Green Party: Preschoolers Think We Rock!”; Earth Betty loses, but it’s not her fault …. (dmb, nscott)


“We do not seek the unanimity that comes to those who water down all issues to the lowest common denominator or to those who conceal their differences behind fixed smiles or to those who measure unity by standards of popularity and affection instead of trust and respect.”

~ JFK ~

Liar Obama Was Not Ignorant About William Ayers

(Offensive language Warning)

~ BARACK BARRY DUNHAM HUSSEIN SOTERO OBAMA has made it a habit to chum with Marxists. Be they unrepentant terrorists or radical university professors … the Obama trail of associations is one of radical left wingers and their organizations … and a thug or two tossed in for good measure …. (

~ A RADICAL CHANGE: “That old Cassandra, Melanie Philips, warns of what’s in store once Bambi gains the White House” …. (scaramouche)

~ THE ANTI-DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S FRONT (or ACORN)– Obama’s Acorn Roots …. (dailybayonet)

~ MYSTERIOUS $2300 Obama campaign donation appears on credit card statement; Glenn Back is all over it …. (myfoxkc, glennbeck)

~ ‘BAMA-BUDDY TONY REZKO’S “dirty money” list …. (therealbarackobama)

~ KIMBALL: “The Distinguished Professor, or More Comic Relief From the University– Until Barack Obama’s campaign really got going and Obama himself–a cipher in search of the White House–began to attract the normal scrutiny any presidential candidate in this country attracts, Bill Ayers had not had much of a public profile for decades–not since the late sixties and early 1970s when his activities setting bombs and engaging other radical activities as one of the leaders of the Weather Underground made headlines” …. (rogerkimball)

Joe the Plumber Vs. The Grabby Messiah

~ OBAMA SEEKS Distance From Acorn–Good Luck With That, Barry …. (uppitywoman08)

~ FEEL THE THREAT— “Decades of Putting Israel’s Interests First” Will Come to an End …if Obama is elected …. (mypetjawa)

~ OBAMA RAISED $1 million for foreign thug’s election. Democrat joined Libya’s Gadhafi among top contributors to Odinga. Obama’s Kenyan links exposed! Investigation hits headlines as author detained …. (wnd)

~ WILLIAM AYERS’ office door is decorated with pictures of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Che Guevara and Malcolm X. It is also home to pictures of children, bills of rights for students and parents, and a rainbow-hued greeting card advising “How to Be Really Alive.” A place of prominence is give to a New Yorker cartoon of a man interviewing for a job. The interviewer says, “I’m trying to find a way to balance your strengths against your felonies.”; Support Bill Ayers …. (hughhewitt, therealbarackobama)

~ IN POCKET— “ABC TV Denies Second Pro-Life Ad After Rejecting Obama Abortion Expose” …. (lifenews)

~ ACORN, SEIU, and the New Party joined at the hip in 2001; ACORN — Vote Often, Vote Obama …. (therealbarackobama)

~ “EX” BOMBERS and double standards …. (classicalvalues)

~ YALE DAILY NEWS— “Another important piece of misinformation (lie) that the Obama camp (which is the Chicago Machine) has been peddling through David Axelrod is that the Ayers/Dorhns and Obamas were “friendly” because their kids were at the same school. The Obama girls are about 6 and 10 years of age. The Ayers/Dorhn ‘kids’ are in almost in their 30’s” …. (yaledailynews)

~ A MARK LEVIN TUTORIAL: ‘Rules for Radicals’ is Barack Obama’s bible …. (marklevinfan)

~ BIG BROTHER Had Nothing On The Radical Obamas …. (uppitywoman08)

~ OBORTMA: most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in Congress …. (nscott)

~ A MIGHTY HOAX from little acorns, by Stefan Beck …. (newcriterion)

~ JEW KIDS! Ignore the Grandchildren …. (

~ “YOUR” MONEY? Redistribution of Your Income– Obama Campaign Is Practicing By Using Master Card …. (uppitywoman08)

~ BARACK OBAMA’S Tax Plan To Plumbers: I Drink Your Milkshake! …. (hh)

~ CANUCKI SWOONAGE? “Say it ain’t on, Jon: In anticipation of The One’s inevitable victory, the National Post’s Jonathan Kay gives in to the swoon. They’re dropping like flies” …. (scaramouche)

~ ALL HAIL THE MESSIAH!”– 8th Grade English Textbooks Have 15 Page Section on Obama” …. (fd)

~ HEWITT— Bill Ayers, Eagle Scout from Hell; Why Barack Obama is hiding his relationship with Bill Ayers …. (hughhewitt)

~ SCAMMING IT— “290+ ACORN Organizations Track To The Same Addresses In New Orleans”.. and then there’s the $400 ACORN-charge on every new mortgage in America …. (uppitywoman08)

~ O-BASM: “Raging whore moans: Another daffy/ angry/ off-her-meds showbiz chick has announced her desire to do grievous bodily injury to Sarah Palin” …. (scaramouche)

~ TITHING TO THE MESSIAH— Blogger crunches numbers: Obama got millions from earmark recipients …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ BUCKLEYAN SWOONERY? “Brilliance on display: Here, in Roger Kimball’s pajamas media post about his friend Christopher Buckley going over to the O-side; and here, in a comment left following Kimball’s essay by someone named cfbleachers”; Christopher Buckley supports Barack Obama, leaves National Review …. (scaramouche)

~ THE SOCIALIST STATES of America– Marxists are masters at Cult of Personality … and O-bots have every intention of keeping up the tradition …. (

~ REPORTERS: “Kill him” shout aimed at Ayers, not Obama. We say: retrial. Execute as appropriate. For this: “A John McCain campaign ad you’ll never see” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE NUTS AT ACORN Could Cause Obama’s Fall …. (townhall)

~ SHAIDLE— “Orgasms for Obama” — because “change is coming” …. (

~ SHUT UP, THEY EXPLAINED— “J Streeters for censorship: These clueless, sanctimonious, anti-Zionist moonbats don’t want anyone telling the truth saying anything nasty about their One and Only” …. (scaramouche)

~ LET’S LINE UP the suspects: “Effin’ crazy: Don’t miss the FrontPage piece about how Fanny and Freddie funded foolish and feckless far-lefties (who now blame the sitting government and Wall Street fat cats for the financial fiasco and the “failure” of capitalism)” …. (scaramouche)

~ HUGH HEWITT— “Obama-Pelosi-Reid will be an enormous set-back to freedom around the globe and to the economy at home. It will be a sad irony if the the only electorate among the leading nations of the world not to realize this at this crucial juncture” …. (hughhewitt)

~ SOMETHING to Look Forward To …. (girlontheright)

~ PEOPLE’S CUBE— “You Make It, We Take It” …. (thepeoplescube)


~ TAREK FATAH WRITES— “Tonight, the CBC Radio show “Ideas” will air an interview with me about my life and my book, Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State. The interview airs at at 9:05 p.m. EST on CBC Radio One (99.1 FM in Toronto) and can be heard on-line around the world at For more information on the interview, click here …. (

~ BIASED BEEB BOSS says Islam should be treated more sensitively than Christianity …. (

~ YOOTS WORK SHAKEDOWN— “From Paris With Love” …. (eddriscoll)

~ OUR WOULD-BE MASTERS— “Balance, shmalance: In Canada, we strive to strike a “balance” between free speech and “hate speech” (which is impossible, since to do so deprives people of their most essential freedom, and thus tips the scales in favour of the censors). Meanwhile, over in sunny Dubai, they’re striving to find a balance of another sort—between the Draconian requirements of sharia law and kafirs who think they can comport themselves like, well, like kafirs, in a land where God-law is in command” …. (scaramouche)

~ OH. THE. HUMANITY. Zaynab Khadr not pretend dead yet, pretend hunger strike continues …. (

~ WESTERN APOLOGIES: “Last year, dozens of Islamic clerics, primarily organized by Jordan’s Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, unveiled “A Common Word Between Us and You,” which appealed for neighbourliness with Christians” …. (theird)

~ REMEMBER the USS Cole v. Islamist Day Parade in NYC …. (creepingsharia)

~ SCARAMOUCHE: “The purpose of some ‘interfaith-dialogue’: As this piece on the FrontPage site makes clear, some interfaith efforts (like the one involving the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a Muslim Brotherhood front, and some clueless and therefore extremely useful Hollywood idiots) are aimed at stifling all criticism of Islamic law” …. (scaramouche)

~ CHICAGO TRANSIT Carrying Ads Trying to Convert People to Islam, Says Noah, Abraham and Jesus Were Muslim …. (Wz)

~ PAKISTANI TALIBAN Leader Baitullah Mehsud Takes a “Young Girl” for his Second Wife …. (Wz)

~ RELIGIOUS tolerance reaches its’ zenith in Iran …. (

~ IT’S 1-800 dial a fatwa; Dial-A-Fatwa is so 2003 …. (dustmybroom, 5fof)

~ EN FRANCAIS: “Conférence publique de Point de BASCULE– Rapport du Front nordique : Montréal Revisité, par David B. Harris: “La prise de conscience par le Canada de la pénétration de l’islamisme radical dans ses infrastructures politiques, bureaucratiques et sociales, a connu un tournant décisif ce mois-ci. Le nouveau site anti-islamiste Point de Bascule a parrainé une conférence dramatique à Montréal le 2 octobre sur les dangers de l’infiltration de l’islam radical au Canada. Le Canada est en difficulté.” David Harris signe un article sur le site américain The Investigative Project on Terrorism. 15 octobre, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis” …. (pointdebasculecanada)

~ RELIGION OF PIECES.. More on the plight of the Christians of the Islamic Middle East. “Convert or else”; UN stops talking about “Islamophobia” long enough to notice the plight of Iraqi Christians …. (Various)

~ THE CARING Muslim Brotherhood promises a “strong reaction” in response to “offensive” pig painting …. (socialcohesion)

~ WRATH OF THE WEEK— UK: Artist depicts Muslim women “cradling pig” and “suggestively sucking on a banana” …. (JiWa)

~ ANOTHER WESTERNER ” has a near-lethal brush with sharia law and its draconian system. Yet while this writer descries Saudi Arabia for being inhumane, his ignorance of what fuels the Saudis’ logic is revealed by the fact that never once does he mention sharia (or even “Islamic law”) by name, nor does the word “Islam” appear” …. (JiWa)

~ RELIGION OF.. ‘Great terror plot building up'(The Brits have caught wind of a terror plot) …. (mypetjawa)

~ AWWWWW– PLEEEASE? C’MON! “Christian priest converts to Islam but still wants to serve as Christian priest” …. (JiWa)

~ YOU MAY WANT To Rethink That Donation To The Red Cross …. (dustmybroom)

~ UH.. BECAUSE Muslims don’t eat potatoes? …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ MARKING THEIR TERRITORY: “Australia: University’s interfaith prayer facilities not good enough; Muslims want their own area” …. (JiWa)

~ TWO AL-QAIDA Victims’ Families Win $400 Million in Syria Terror Suit …. (blogfreeworld)

~ FOUND POEM: TRANSCRIPT, UNITED FLIGHT 93— “A poem configured from excerpts from the cockpit transcript of United Flight 93. This poem is part of the series, entitled: I Slam A Phobia” …. (


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