Steynian 274

~ YESTERDAY, we mock-whined for reparations to the Scottish. Nah. Just fooling. Many of those times we were invaded, we burnt our own crops and buildings and stuff to deny them to the invading English. We toughened up; we suffered; we persevered for another day. Over dozens of generations, Scots got tough. Cross-grained. Opinionated. Perhaps we can all don our invisible kilts and quit whining about old media, bad government, how hard it is to fight. We need nothing less than to be the fairest, most fact-checky and tough media we can be; the uppitiest voters possible; the most resilient and grim-humoured Canadians we can be for these odd times. Less whining, more recognition that we are winning. Even if the CBC isn’t featuring Ezra every day, or Steyn hasn’t captured the talking-points at CTV, the truth is a victory, whether we’re popular, or picked-on, or whatever. The old-media is dying; the Left is fragile and doesn’t have time on it side, simply through the realities of their chosen sacrament of abortion; the truth will out. ~

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG links to an important post by Dr. Sanity (Pat Santy), which points to the foundation of this blog– as it should be a warning to all of us in these politically charged times. It’s not about ‘our spin is faster than yours’ or ‘Scorch! We win’. We’re in a battle for truth, in which one side thinks “All truth is relative” (a contradiction, since such an assertion also includes that assertion itself, which = This truth is not relative, thus, All truth is not relative). Objective reality and moral order exists, even for liberals: that’s why– after they assume all the truth and goodness is on their side– they then attack the opposition as eeeevil and inhuman. That’s why God always keeps popping up in the debates (even by His absence), since for the Christian West, essential truth and goodness are grounded in the nature of God, and not the fads of the moment, nor the current powers that be. “Jesus is Lord” overthrew ancient pagan claims to finality and completeness; if God exists, then politicians cannot save or make ultimate claims upon us, nor HRCs claim to be our final authority or giver of freedoms. A living God is the ultimate threat to dying tyrants and their evil ideologies. ~

~ CHEER UP! It Gets Much Worse! Imagine a redistributionist Obama regime playing footsies with the WorldGov people at Turtle Bay. There, the ‘Millennium Development Goals’ or MDGs, seek to do on a global scale what Obama wants to do to America. As if post-colonial guilt-money foreign aid and disaster relief didn’t come from the U.S. already over the past 60 years. Marshall Plan, anyone? The MDGs are a big dose of U.N.-backed utopianism waiting to happen, and Obama still has a shot at the Oval Office. Multi-trillion world utopia, anybody? ~

Well, THERE’S Your Problem!

~ SAD TO SAY, but in reading Tarek Fatah’s book, one is struck by his sense of ‘opportunity lost’ in Pakistan. A chance for a new start, for a modern yet Islamic state from the ground up. The lack of anything like a democratic or constitutional principle in Islamic history is part of it; but so is the top-down religion. If Jews and Christians are part of a community in relation with God, in which choosing to follow is the essential spiritual principle, then Islam doesn’t easily lend itself to anything but boss-rule, since Muhammed was the one in relation with God, and the rest are supposed to submit and do their duties, not be all uppity or questioning or sharing rule, or suchlike infidel behaviour. So Pakistan went from a fragile start to military dictatorships, via assassination and ugly politics as usual. Opportunity lost– but perhaps doomed from the start? Just freely thinking out loud, and I stand to be corrected– but not coerced. ~

~ JUST ASK YOURSELVES: do you know anybody remotely like Obama? I’ve been lucky to know and work with some fine politicians on the local and provincial level (and if you count Ezra, nationally, I suppose), but never came across anybody with such a scary past, and so many bad friends– (outside the Chretienites, but I didn’t know any of them). As somebody below asks, did Obama ever meet a bad idea or a creep that he said ‘No!’ to? It goes back to what I said a week or two ago: here’s a rootless, semi-unparented soul adrift, and picking up barnacles, and drifting into whirlpools. He needs therapy and supervision, not a Presidency. ~


Mark Steyn

~ PEARLS before swine …. (steynonline)

~ JOE THE PLUMBER vs. Joe the Hair-Plugger– Put that in your pipe and solder it. By Mark Stey …. (nro)

~ STEYN— Muslims vs the Canadian Islamic Congress.. saith Mark: “If you want an alternative view of the Maclean’s case to that peddled by the CIC and stooges like Pearl Eliadis, see this piece over at Muslim Matters, and stick around for the comments”; Steyn case: “The Most Embarrassing Episode in the Canadian Muslim Community’s History” …. (Steyn, 5fof)

~ CAMPAIGN 2008– WHO IS JOHN GALT? AND SADDAM HUSSEIN? Why, Obama campaign donors, of course! Plus: A Palin moment; A woman’s right to shoes; Better dead than spread; and You can go home again; and don’t forget: prizes galore in the SteynOnline 2008 Campaign Countdown competition! …. (


~ JENNIFER LYNCH, and the Conservatives’ buyers remorse …. (ezralevant)

~ SEZ EZ— A new low for ‘human rights’– Ezra has a column in the National Post on former MP Jim Pankiw’s CHRC witch trial. Direct link …. (

~ EZRA ASKS the musical question: Just who is Jennifer Lynch? …. (


~ DONATE TO the Stephen Boissoin defence fund. Help fight the HRC …. (stephenboissoin)


~ THE SHAIDLE: “Get my new book The Tyranny of Nice — signed by Mark Steyn” …. (

~ DEBORAH THE GYAPONG: Gerson’s thoughtful and interesting look at Obama; Beyond a partisan media and blogosphere; What kind of woman becomes a “human rights” apparatchick?; The resignation of Justice Harry LaForme …. (

~ MUST-READ— Professor Ed Morgan U of T Law Confesses: “Fighting bad speech with good speech has turned out to be the right way to go”; “Live and learn: confessions of a Jewish professor …. (

~ CANUCKI MESIAH-WATCH.. Trudeau spawn supports radical Islam …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Pearl the cherry-picker: In her authoritative whitewash of Canada’s “human rights” industry in the current issue of Maisonneuve magazine, “human rights” diva Pearl Eliadis quotes Mark Steyn as referring to Muslims as “sheep-shaggers”. That, she suggests, is merely one of the many, many “dangerous” utterances which prompted the Hosiery Three to launch complaints against Maclean’s Magazine with three of the nation’s “human rights” bodies” …. (scaramouche)

~ REMEMBERING Russell Kirk’s continuing relevance …. (crunchycon)

~ FORMER MP Jim Pankiw told the truth, in Canada that’s bad …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ LIBERAL JEWS R US? B’nai Brith interviews Warman. Dudes.. it’s 2008 …. (

~ FLORIDA Supreme Court Issues Landmark Free Speech Decision For Media …. (

~ HAPPY, HAPPY! Liberal loser as clueless as ever: After being the guy who led the Liberals to their worst-ever defeat since, well, since Canada first became a nation in 1867, Stephane Dion says he “detected not an inch of defeatism” in his caucus …. (scaramouche)

~ CUTE CHICKS.. WITH GUNS.. in Canada: “Canadian Olympic Biathlon team needs money.” In other news, Binks World-HQ today issued a denial that a calendar featuring nude bloggers was forthcoming for 2009-10 …. (dustmybroom)

~ SAVING CAPITALISM— “While efforts to explain the financial crisis will continue for years (historians are still debating the causes of the Great Depression, eight decades later), it seems certain that its genesis cannot be fully understood without some recourse to the moral dimension of human action in the economy” …. (

~ PARENTS, Teachers, Clergy and Attorneys Hold News Conference About Threats To Parental Rights, Freedom of Speech and Religion …. (

~ SEE DICK RUN. Run, Dick, run! “Pound’s savage “racism”: Dick Pound, Canada’s man on the IOC (not to be confused with the OIC, a whole ‘nother bunch of chuckleheads) says he’s sorry if his French (which is not his first language) was misapprehended by sensitive First Nationers” …. (scaramouche)

~ POOR ICELAND— Heather Mallick: “I’m taking the Canadian flag off my luggage tag and telling everyone I’m from Iceland.” Damian Penny: “Why stop there, Heather?” …. (damianpenny)

~ PUSHING BACK ON THE RE-ENGINEERING— “Floridans warned the effect of endorsing Homosexual marriages has on schools” …. (MaD)

~ BLUE SHIRTS RISING— Congrats, Team Obama, “we’ve still got two-plus weeks until Election Day and you’re already destroying jobs. After last week’s now-notorious encounter with Joe the Plumber, Obama’s media foot soldiers were dispatched with a simple mission: destroy Joe. On Sunday’s Fox and Friends, Joe announced their success; his business has been shut down” …. (

~ A HUMAN WHAT-NOW?! “Unleash the Power of the Blog! On December 10th, radical pro-abortion groups will present petitions asking the UN General Assembly to make abortion a universally recognized human right.” …. (

Look! It’s A Human Right!

~ FREEDOM OF SPEECH— Librarian fined $500 for saying nice things about his daughter’s book …. (boingboing)

~ FABULOUS FASCISM! Gay Brownshirts on the March! …. (

~ WHO ELSE? NDPer speaks out against free speech. Irony bangs head on desk, muttering …. (MaD, BC)

~ CANUCKISTANI LOGIC: “Jonathan Kay: Once again, Canadian taxpayers bankroll Quebec’s separatists” …. (np)

~ IN QUADRUPLE TRIPLICATE— Our own ‘Brazil’ moment– “So this is what is comes down to. The ‘free air’ of England, frankly, stinks of bureaucracy, and we all have to roll over.” Yup, for bureaucrats, you’re ‘guilty’ until you’re proven ‘not currently provably guilty’.. it’s a real time-saving device and paperwork-killer …. (

~ EUSSR UBER ALLES! French Europe Minister Jouyet: “More Europe is needed” …. (

~ CANADA IS AN ongoing blackmail/bribery game, a mere political contrivance, a conglomeration of seven increasingly dissimilar and fractious regions …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ SOCIAL ENGINEERING the kids.. and ruining an institution: “it is only natural that our new soft totalitarians should want to get their clammy hands on what is left of the Scouts and the Guides. These organisations, with their religious and monarchist origins, have been under a quiet, sustained assault for years, as they don’t conform to multiculturalism. Now they have caved in to the sex education fanatics, simpering ingratiatingly as they mouth the standard excuses. Here is the Chief Scout, Mr Peter Duncan, : “We must be realistic and accept that around a third of young people are sexually active before 16 and many more start relationships at 16 and 17.” …. (timeimmortal)

~ DEFEATING OURSELVES— “Britain’s chief prosecutor warns that liberty is endangered by the “Security State”” …. (rjjago)

~ CATFURZE: “OK it’s not often, in fact never have I agreed with anything by YayaCanada” …. (

~ WHEN THEY’RE DONE looking for DownWithEverything, perhaps the Search & Rescue folks can cast an eye around for Mike Brock. Mind you, as a podcaster he hardly ever posted anyway; but we miss him as a regular blogger. We know that for some blog-infidels that blogging is not the whole of life, but still …. (mikebrockonline)

~ VERBOTEN! Global Warming and the Copenhague Consensus …. (blogfreeworld)


“The Democrat party has long since abandoned the classical liberalism of America’s founders for a leftism that is not just its political opposite, but its very negation. It is a collusion of man and his own lower forces in order to create hell on earth. Instead of a vertical freedom conferred by God and respected by the state, it promulgates a horizontal freedom granted by the state. But the state can create nothing. Just as it cannot create wealth but only take it away by force, it cannot grant real freedom, since that freedom is a priori and intrinsically spiritual. And by attacking and undermining religion itself, it results in the creation of a new kind of man-beast hybrid whose freedom is for his own sake. It is not even horizontal freedom, but merely the freedom to fall further into his own warped imagination, i.e., the Rule of the Mind Parasites.”

~ One Cosmos Blog ~

MMmmm.. mind parasites!

~ WILD RED BILL AYERS and His Rollicking Sidekick Barry-O; Turncoat Conservatives Line Up to Kiss the O-Ring …. (

~ EX-ACORN Worker Says he Registered 2,000 Non-Existent Voters …. (Wz)

~ REMARKABLY “Now”: Excerpts From “Prairie Fire”–Weather Underground’s Communist Manifesto …. (uppitywoman08)

~ DAVID WARREN: “Obama as Saviour” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ WITH FIENDS LIKE THESE.. Rashid Khalidi, Obama’s Palestinian pal …. (

~ A NECESSARY CULL— Eliminating 25 million Americans? “That was the plan of the Weather Underground after taking power. The same Weather Underground headed by Barack Obama’s friends William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn”; Dr. Sanity: “Ayers and Dohrns subscribe to the warm, fuzzy utopian variety of malignant narcissism; and their psychopathy always ends in the coldly calculated death/sacrifice of literally millions of human beings on the altar of their ideological god” …. (at, rwn, DrS)

~ DAMIAN PENNY— “Do I have to turn in my membership card or something?” Gets all sniffy because people strongly disagree, and say so. Lots of comments ensue. In related pish-posh views, “Rick Moran will not be voting for Obama, but he’s had enough of the hysterical conspiracy theories.” Good to know Obama has apologists even in a country where he’s not uber alles …. (deepee)

~ CONGRATS, Team Obama, “we’ve still got two-plus weeks until Election Day and you’re already destroying jobs. After last week’s now-notorious encounter with Joe the Plumber, Obama’s media foot soldiers were dispatched with a simple mission: destroy Joe. On Sunday’s Fox and Friends, Joe announced their success; his business has been shut down” …. (

~ CUDDLING WITH TERROR-LOVERS! Obama’s ties to CAIR, Nation of Islam mean that he would “fail the standard security clearance process for Federal employees” …. (

~ GOOBAMA!– Google CEO publicly crosses the over into the darkside. You thought Bush a badster for spying on savage Islamic killers? HA! Privacy issues – Obama and Google …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ CHARACTER assassination of Joe the Plumber …. (

~ OBAMA HAS ILLEGALLY BEEN TAKING DONATIONS from Tamil Tiger leaders, according to the FEC. The Tamil Tigers are, according to the FBI, the most successful terrorist group in the world …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ MEDIA WING of the Democratic Party Refuses to Release Video of Obama Toasting & Praising Close Friend Rashid Khalidi– A Former PLO Operative, Jew-Hater & Friend of Bill Ayers …. (

~ OBAMA’S CONTRIBUTIONS/EXPENSES: ABSOLUTE CORRUPTION— “Going through the latest FEC filings on Obamabucks, is nothing short of staggering. The numbers, the blatant flagrant exploitation of lapsed (almost none) FEC enforcement and the thuggery that accompanies exposing anything tied to voter fraud or Obama’s money Obama’s money has resulted in complete lawlessness” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ MARK SHEA— The Election: Nobody Knows Anything …. (

~ KEEPING TABS— “Feeble equivalency: 1) The Bambi campaign raises $15 mill in September to shill for THE ONE; the GOP spends $150 g’s on Sarah Palin’s “makeover. 2) Barack Hussein Obama is Muslim (not); Sarah Palin is Jewish. (That last one is currently making the rounds on the ‘net.)” …. (scaramouche)

~ VOTING SITES OPEN EARLY FOR OBAMA RALLY— Stealing the Election? “America has been drugged as the coup steamrolls and marches into the rewritten history books” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ A BROKEN CATHOLIC— “The Delaware News Journal has persuaded Senator Joe Biden to speak directly about how he reconciles his Catholic faith with his support for legal abortion.”; Moral Complicity With an Evil Act …. (

~ THE SECRET OF Obama tax plan revealed? …. (americanthinker)

~ WITH THE CAMPAIGN season coming to a close, it is revealing to review Obama’s rhetoric and relationships. “Obama and Friends” …. (victorhanson)

~ WHERE WOULD Obama Get the Money to Suckle His Wards? From the Armed Forces …. (

~ ELECTION 2008: “It’s like opening a brightly wrapped Christmas present only to discover someone else’s fruit cake present passed on to you. It’s like all the dead communists and socialists of days gone by rising out of their graves as zombies or vampires, eager to eat the living or suck them dry” …. (

~ CANADIANS for Obama! Yes we can repair this world! Give hope to dead and imaginary voters! Oh.. wait.. Obama’s just trying to turn the U.S. into Canada, right? …. (dustmybroom)

~ PRESIDENT Barack Obama. Envision it. Say it. Feel it. Believe it. …. (

~ A WOLF IN Sheep’s Clothing is Still a Wolf …. (canadafreepress)

~ THE SAME World’s Greatest Newspaper that gleefully, almost hysterically endorsed Barry Goldwater in 1964, has now endorsed Barry O for president in a mash note of an editorial …. (captainyips)

~ WILL TAKE MORE than `The Messiah’ to eclipse mainstreet America …. (canadafreepress)

~ WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE: “Had he any significant early connections with persons who were not former Weather Underground terrorists, Chicago mobsters, corrupt party-machine fixers, race-baiting radicals, or systemic perpetrators of voting fraud?” …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ SPIRITUAL MATTERS— Obama’s Religious Ruse? His “Conversion” Part 2 of 3 …. (canadafreepress)

The Anti-Robocall Robocall

~ I WAS 5 WHEN they killed Sharon Tate, but I wouldn’t hang out with the Manson Family now …. (5fof)

~ SOCON: Obama’s Fraudulent Campaign …. (

~ STUPID PEOPLE— Stanley Hoffmann: “America under Bush worse than France under Nazis.” …. (

~ THE PUNDITA: Stop the Presses! Barack Obama Ran on a Marxist Party Line in 1996!; New Documents Show Obama Was Member of Quasi-Marxist Group As Illinois State Senator …. (therealbarackobama,

NRA ad: “Imagine”

~ $$$$$$$— The Purchase of the White House …. (hughhewitt)

~ POLLSTERISM— Are the US Election Polls Wrong? Obamamedia Math — 2008 Election Results…. (dailybayonet, therealbarackobama)

~ BARACK OBAMA enthronment election night rally to cost Chicago $2 million; Police prepare for riots if Barack Obama loses …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ VICTOR Davis Hanson concludes a review of Senator Obama’s candidacy …. (hughhewitt)

~ A TUTORIAL on Obamanomics.. Outstanding tutorial with excellent charts …. (sda)

~ HMMMM: “Obama’s Muslim “outreach” problems” …. (therealbarackobama)

~ HUGH HEWITT— A Look Into The Future: “Spreading the Wealth” Meets Biden’s “Mark My Words” As Obama Repopulates the Supreme Court With Justices From The Left …. (townhall)

~ THE NEW YORKER portrait of Obama foreign policy staff is NOT reassuring …. (hughhewitt)

~ LOUDEN: Documentary Evidence Obama was New Party member …. (therealbarackobama)

~ THE ONE’S October Hat Trick Surprise …. (

~ OBAMEDIA: “Don’t be misled into thinking “early voting” reports necessarily, or even very closely, correspond to actual votes cast!” …. (hughhewitt)

RNC ad: “Lapse in Judgment”

~ OBAMA to Biden: “Psst! Ixnay on the affegays, Oe-jay!” …. (hughhewitt)

~ “JOHN GALT” DONATES TO OBAMA: Well, sort of . . . . “I went back to the Obama site and made three additional donations using the names Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Bill Ayers, all with different addresses. All the transactions went through using the same credit card. I saved screenshots of the transactions.” I, too, am mystified as to how this is possible. (See this report too). Any readers know if or how this could be done? …. (pajamasmedia)

~ “JOE THE DUMBER”? Iowahawk has some fun …. (

~ IMAO: “Obama has collected $605 million and he’s still sending out fundraising letters. Even in a year where Republicans are more unpopular than ever, it seems it still takes nearly a billion dollars to convince people to consider voting for an effete liberal. So, things could be worse” …. (imao)

~ IOWAHAWK— Biden: Obama Ready for Armageddon Showdown He Will Provoke …. (iowahawk)

Dark Farce of Election ‘08

World War IV

~ REALITIES: “What the next President will confront” …. (


~ WHO’S A WHAT-NOW? “Mustafa Rizvi says he’s been labeled a “traitor to Islam” for running against a Muslim MP in last week’s federal election”; Rizvi gets it. The morons who accuse him of “splitting the Muslim vote” don’t …. (jaycurrie)

~ LEST WE FORGET— Andrew Bostom has the facts: Hitler and Jihad (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3) …. (

~ WILL ELITE Europeans Convert to Islam? …. (

~ MAKING STUFF UP— “The “human right” not to blaspheme Islam: The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) applauds the Danes for putting that unfortunate “caricature” incident behind them and maybe even channelling their inner dhimmi (which he was certain was there all along); with the pivotal lines in bolds and italics” …. (scaramouche)

~ MICHAEL COREN: The jihad on Egypt’s Christians. Islamists place $60 million bounty on Egyptian Coptic leader …. (nationalpost, nscott)

~ INSIDE Britain’s Conservative Party: An Islamist Fifth Column? …. (brusselsjournal)

~ THE ‘MOTHER TERESA’ of Cairo slum dies aged 99; Zabaleen, most of whom are Coptic Christians, rank decidedly at the bottom of Cairo’s social hierarchy. They work with garbage and raise pigs, a forbidden food in Islam, rendering them to be considered unclean by many from Egypt’s Muslim-majority population ; $60M bounty on Christian priest …. (bfw)

“Church desecration is common, as are public burnings of Bibles and Christian literature. There are also documented cases of Christians being ritually crucified, the rape of Christian girls and the prolonged beating of children, some of them babies. These are not isolated incidents condemned by the state, but part of a reoccurring pattern often ignored and, in some regions, actively encouraged by police and militia.”

~ NS Scott ~

~ THE WASHINGTON TIMES writes that a “Red Team” report of civilian analysts at the U.S. Central Command has published a study, “Freedom of Speech in Jihad Analysis: Debunking the Myth of Offensive Words” that helpfully repudiates those inaccurate politically correct conclusions …. (firstthings)

~ THE FUN LOVING East Turkistan Islamic Movement …. (Wheee)

~ DON’T FORGET the Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands, post 1947 …. (pajamasmedia)

~ CLUELESS in Kandahar …. (sda)

~ ISLAM WATCH— Why Shouldn’t All Violent Ideologies Be Legal in USA? …. (

~ THE CAMPUS JIHAD: A Change of Tactics? By: Robert Spencer– University thugs opt for stealthier approaches …. (frontpagemag)

~ INTO EVERY BALANCED opportunity when counter Jihadist Muslims engage the Jihadists in a battle of ideas, the counter Jihadists win. And every time the Jihadists have no challengers from within the Arab and Muslim political culture to contend with, they naturally win, Dr. Walid Phares says …. (

~ CHILD ABUSE? Does Ramadan put babies at risk? Sorry, babies shouldn’t do Lent, either. Duh …. (novascotiascott)

~ MUSLIM POET BUSTED FOR APOETASY— Islam Samhan, 27, whose name translates as ‘Tolerant Islam’ is busted by the Mullahcracy. Funny how we get lectured about all that Islamic culture gave to us in the Middle Ages, but that same culture today is so ingrown and ham-fisted …. (

~ FUN WITH MAKING ISLAMISTS SQUIRM: By: Patrick Poole– “If Obsession gave CAIR heartburn, a new documentary will give them kidney stones”– The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America …. (frontpagemag)

~ A CLARIFICATON: Iran’s Laranji says that, reports to the contrary, the idea that the mullahs are planning to be lenient on Israel is “a joke” …. (scaramouche)

~ TURKISH PREMIER Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a claim of ‘moral damage’ against satirical magazine, LeMan …. (

~ SHHHHH! Islamist violence in Sydney goes unreported …. (blogfreeworld)

~ WOULD-BE JIHADISTS… Hindu mobs to Christians: Convert or die …. (novascotiascott)

~ EVIL + EVIL = Hizbullah and Colombian drug-traffickers …. (blogfreeworld)

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