Steynian 276

“Powerful religious impulses have been spilt, secularized.In this climate, people tend to be maniacally opposed to the sin to which they are not tempted: to giving Christ control over the things that are Caesar’s. But they are blind to the sin to which they are hugely tempted: giving Caesar control over the things that are Christ’s.”Faith, hope, and charity” are Christ’s things. They apply, properly, outside time — to a “futurity” that is not of this world. They must not be applied to any earthly utopia. A Caesar who appropriates otherworldly virtues, is riding upon very dangerous illusions. Follow him into dreamland, and you’ll be lucky to wake up.”

~ David Warren ~

That’s Why Obama Was Born

~ WHATEVER OBAMA BELIEVES, it’s not classical Christianity. As we’ve noted before, no Christian would permit music, accolades and statements to be made about them that infringe on the turf of divinity. The One? Halo-pictures? If that was me being divinized, I’d rightly fear the flames of eternal punishment for presumption. But so far as I’ve heard, Obama hasn’t called it off, whatever he’s heard of thusfar. Indeed, he seems to have deliberately wrapped himself in religion: healing the planet, change, hope, transformation! That’s why his opponents are given heresy-trials in the media, before their media-executions. It’s ironically fitting for the non-absolutist left to long for an absolute candidate; no secularity, just Obama & anti-Obama. Soon, like the Taliban, there will be trials for any blasphemy and desecration and doubting of The Obama. It’s evil to claim God’s proper praise for oneself.

On the other side, to vote for someone who winks at such popular divination of a political candidate is also a questionable matter. Read Mark Levin’s brilliant The Obama Temptation: and that’s what it is– a fundamental testing of our beliefs and character, and 50% + of the American electorate is flunking the test of “No Other Gods Before Me”. Aside from the usual political post-mortems of elections, this one is a wake-up call to the American Churches. ~

Binks

“There is a cult-like atmosphere around Barack Obama, which his campaign has carefully and successfully fabricated, which concerns me. The messiah complex. Fainting audience members at rallies. Special Obama flags and an Obama presidential seal. A graphic with the portrayal of the globe and Obama’s name on it, which adorns everything from Obama’s plane to his street literature…”

~ Mark Levin ~


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


~ TIME IMMORTAL— “Grace gave birth to a lovely baby girl, our daughter, Ella Rose, at 12:39 AM. It was a difficult labour for her, and she is still recuperating in hospital, but she should be coming home tomorrow…and overall, she’s doing very well. So very well, especially considering that she was awake for somewhere between 80 and 96 hours between the onset of early labour (back on Thursday) and some time this afternoon, when she finally managed to get some much-needed rest” …. (timeimmortal.net)

Mark Steyn

~ CAMPAIGN 2008– THAT SINKING FEELING: “His Royal Hopeness fleshes out the program – plus: Obama scammer update; Tamping down enthusiasm; Invasion of the Body Snatchers; Senate salvage; and The charge of the fake brigade; ~ and don’t forget: prizes galore in the SteynOnline 2008 Campaign Countdown competition!” …. (marksteyn)

~ TIM ARFSTEN: “Every American should read the book “America Alone” by Mark Steyn before going to the voting booth on Nov. 4.” …. (dglobe.com)

~ MARK MADNESS: “Here are a few links which mention Mr. Steyn, at least in some way or context, and quite randomly” …. (WuT)

Ezra

~ AMAZON.CA is taking pre-orders for Ezra Levant’s new book Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights …. (shotgun)

~ TERRIBLY, TERRIBLY WRONG! — “It’s wrong to be considered wrong” …. (ezralevant)

~ A RIFT BETWEEN Rob Nicholson and Jennifer Lynch …. (ezralevant)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Twitter critters: Ezra Levant has a long blog post about the apparent implosion going on over at Jen Lynch’s “human rights” Stasi. In one part he paints a poignant—dare one say pathetic?—picture of some Jews, still clutching their tattered security blanket even as the building disintegrates around them. As Ezra points out (and not for the first time), gone are the days when a Jew could feel “secure” by playing Whack-a-Nazi and getting the CHRC to get the whacked one to cough up mucho dinero to the Jews’ self-appointed proxy” …. (scaramouche)

~ BRASS BALLS Radio with Ezra Levant! …. (MaD)

~ FAKING IT— Islamic leader walks the peace walk across Canada …. (walkersunknownthoughts.blog)

Boissoin

~ THE EVIL WALKER: “It’s been too long. I thought today that I would republish the Boissoin letter. You know, the letter that subjected Boissoin to the Albertan HRC process, and which resulted in his bankruptcy and censorship, including censorship of his private correspondence?” …. (walkersunknownthoughts.blog)

FreeSpeechers

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG: Government data bases used to undermine Joe the Plumber …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ THE CRHC A SINKING SHIP? “The rats seem poised to leave. Ezra has the details on Fothergill’s defense of Section 13 (1) at the Lemire hearing. Now where is globetrotting Jennifer Lynch today?” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ LIBERTY FORGOTTEN, by Anthony Esolen: “Let me begin by confessing that I am one of those conservatives who take comfort in Plato’s devastating critique of Athenian democracy. I believe that civic liberty is not an end in itself” …. (insidecatholic.com)

~ VIDEO: Family Coalition Party Tour of Freedom…Speaking out against the HRC’s …. (bluewavecanada.blog)

~ BINKY spanks Obamacons …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ VIDEO— ” Alan Borovoy vs. Philippe Dufresne on the Canadian Human Rights Commissions” …. (shotgun)


Borovoy; Philippe Dufresne vid here

~ SAYS SDA— “Who Needs ACORN? We’ve Got Elections Canada” …. (sda)

~ FREE SPEECH BREAKS OUT AT CANZINE.. Wally Keeler, rousing the rabbles wherever he goes …. (poetency.blog)

~ SAD TO SAY, Frank Dimat has no idea how to use a blog.. regular & timely are two adjectives to keep in mind …. (bnaibrith.ca)

~ HOW TO fight hate …. (bluewavecanada.blog)

~ LIBRARIANS? “You know your country’s in trouble when… even the professional libertarians now equate “holding public office” with “having an actual job.” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ RACISM at CHRC, 10 companies fined for hiring too many white males! …. (MaD)

~ POSSIBLE Hate speech against men in Dallas, says Mrs. InstaPundit; Interview on Men’s Issues …. (drhelen.blog)

~ FLAKY ECOIDS @ PLAY: Trees Are People, Too! “Brian Hutchinson: Vancouver considers $215,000 to ‘save’ a dead stump” …. (nationalpost.com)

~ SHAIDLE— Canada’s “official Jews” give money to Somali Muslims (the people who brought you Black Hawk Down) …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ NIGERIAN BLOGGER arrested for “sponsoring guerilla news agency” …. (novascotiascott)

~ CANADIAN Political Parties Practice Politics 1.0 in a Web 2.0 World …. (michaelgeist.ca)

~ GHOST OF A FLEA: The banality of Onservatism …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ DR. ROY ATTENDED the second annual conference of the Canadian Constitution Foundation …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ EATING UP AMERICA: “John Batchelor Chronicles the Crackup of the Old Orders” …. (pundita.blog)

~ DUST MY BROOM: “Welcome to Canada and the amazing world of modern liberalism in its infancy. Liberalism is a mental disorder and the effect it is having on some new Canadians is so profound that this good doctor is now advocating for preventative strategies” …. (dustmybroom)

~ BRITAIN Embraces Kindergarten Sex Ed, the rot that is socialism …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ REFLECTIONS ON The Tyrannical Logic of Liberalism …. (fd)

Obysmal

“In America, unlike in Europe, cultural populism has generally been a lot more powerful than economic populism,” said Levin. “Americans don’t resent success. They don’t assume that corruption is the only way to the top, but they do resent arrogance and especially intellectual arrogance.”

~ Terry Mattingly ~

~ OBAMA BEMOANS America, and “constraints that were placed by Founding Fathers in the Constitution” that prevent “the redistribution of wealth” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ MUST.. REDISTRIBUTE! Barack Obama on Chicago Public Radio WBEZ-FM, 2001: “One of the tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change” …. (pumpkin-watch.blog)

~ THE ULTIMATE LAW: We Will Take Away Your Words …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ CORY THE DRILLER sends a letter to The Redistributor; via. “You see, at the very time when I couldn’t get a business loan to get my mud pumps into production, you were working with Acorn and the Community Reinvestment Act programs to make sure that unqualified borrowers could buy homes with no down payment, and even no credit or worse yet, bad credit. Even the infamous, liberal, Ninja loans (No Income, No Job or Assets). While these unqualified borrowers were enjoying unrealistically low interest rates, I was paying 22% to 24% interest on the credit cards that I had used to provide me the funds for the mud pump business that has created jobs for more East Texans” …. (freerepub)

Cory The Driller, White Plutocratic Tyrant

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Unity, duty, destiny”: That’s the motto of a group of Bionicles, an ever-expanding army of spiny, spiky LEGO characters that my son has been obsessed with for several years: The army has “conquered” my rec room and is now threatening to take the upper floors. The slogan popped into my head when I read this Beeb report about how Bambi is calling for “unity” (in the wrong hands, a pretty terrifying concept) …. (scaramouche)

~ NEW & IMPOSED— New Company Policies, ‘Bama-style …. (directorblue.blog)

~ WITH FIENDS LIKE THESE… “Loudon: Former Weatherman Terrorists, Marxists, New Party Veterans, Unite Behind Obama”.. politics is often a quid pro quo trade-off: this for that. This political support now, for that promised radicalization of the U.S. culture, economy and politics to come. These are Obama’s roots, his foudnations, his allies. All of them are only being fact-checked by the blogs, not by the in-bedded media …. (therealbarackobama)

~ THE CURRENT SYSTEM: “Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this” …. (classicalvalues.com)

~ 30% OF ACORN’S 1.3 million registration are fraudulent. A few mistakes can’t be helped, you neocons! …. (ace.mu.nu)

~ THE REZKO-OBAMA payoff reduced to one sentence: “Someday, and that day may never come, I’ll call upon you to do a service for me. But, until that day, accept this justice as a gift on my daughter’s wedding day.”.. “If not to bestow a six-figure financial payoff to Barack Obama — who was getting a $300k discount on the same day in June 2005 from the very same seller — why would Tony Rezko ever agree to pay the full asking price of $625k for the adjoining property, instead of insisting upon at least sharing proportionately in that $300k discount?”; Newsweek (and the U.S. Attorney) Find The Obama-Rezko House Deal Interesting …. (hughhewitt)

~ HEY, STUPIDS! “A page taken from the Marxist playbook is to create the impression that your side is the undisputed and overwhelming favorite … that opposing “it” is not only silly, but puts you in the “lowbrow” category.” Class-warriors are the ultimate snobs …. (cjunk.blog)

~ KLEIN COMMENTARY: Obama’s ‘authoritarian media practices’ slammed …. (tRBO)

~ EN FRANCAIS: “Élections américaines: Obama ne répondrait pas aux critères de sécurité, par Daniel Pipes. “Les liens multiples d’Obama avec des organisations anti-Américaines et subversives, signifie qu’il ne répondrait pas aux critères de sécurité exigés pour l’engagement des employés du gouvernement fédéral. L’agression islamique constitue l’ennemi stratégique de l’Amérique. Les nombreuses relations insalubres d’Obama suscitent des doutes graves concernant son aptitude à être Commandant en chef des Etats-Unis.” 26 octobre, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (pointdebasculecanada)

~ OBAMA’S Ambition, by David R. Carlin …. (insidecatholic)

~ ‘ENHANCING’ DEMOCRACY? Obama’s Friend Zogby Fixing the Polls? …. (creepingsharia)

~ VOTES FROM THIN AIR: “The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, aka ACORN, is a left of centre community organization that has been undertaking massive voter registration drives, primarily in inner city and poor neighbourhoods. All efforts to get out the vote are a valuable contribution to democracy but ACORN, who have received $800,000 from Barrack Obama’s campaign, and whose national political action committee has endorsed him has been engaging in what is undeniably voter fraud at the local level by “registering” large numbers of non-existent and dead voters, and by registering single voters multiple times, and, in some cases, by encouraging their employees to engage in such fraud.” …. (sda)

~ MINI-STALINS: “In their own words — White SDS-Weathermen worked to create Communist-Terrorist Race War” …. (therealbarackobama)

~ OBAMEDIA! “Confirmed: MSM Holds Video Of Barack Obama Attending Jew-Bash & Toasting a Former PLO Operative… Refuse to Release the Video!” …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

~ SUBCONSCIOUS Racism, Written by Fenris Badwulf …. (dustmybroom)

~ SOME SERIOUS Thoughts on Obama: “The election of Obama represents the ultimate victory of 1960’s liberalism over traditional American values, now packaged with personal charisma and protected by the shield of anti-racism (i.e., You can’t criticize him because he’s Black)” …. (socon.ca)

Juden! Ohio Lawmaker’s Pesky “Jewish Name”

~ CUDDLING WITH EVIL— “Team Cuba” “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?” — Ayers, Dohrn, just “two political activists” from Obama’s neighbourhood, visited Cuba in September 2008 …. (realbarackobama)

~ CREDIT-CARD FRAUD, OBAMA, AND “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?” …. (hh)

~ JUST YOUR EVERYDAY Hyde Park radicals — Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, Young …. (therealbarackobama)

In the fullness of time, God sent forth Obama

~ AYERS & CO. — “eliminate” an estimated 25 million Americans that would not be able to be re-educated …. (MaD)

~ CON STREET CRED: “Apparently it has become a test of one’s conservative street cred to actively oppose the election of Obama. OK, I’ll bite…I hope Obama loses” …. (jaycurrie)

~ MUZZLE U.S.A.— The “Fairness Doctrine” is really an attack on free speech; Cornell university sez no free speech, early adopters of the fairness doctrine …. (MaD)

~ OBAMA’S COUSIN— Kenya: Report Accuses Top Officials from Odinga’s Party for Post-Elections Ethnic Violence …. (blogfreeworld)

~ “YOUR” MONEY? “The Obama Discount: If you are an American reader and want your 401(k) to be worth anything November 5th, I recommend you vote for the McCain-Palin ticket”.. why NOT nationalize retirement savings? Pumps money into Leviathan, and gives the Government (not the market or the worker) control over “Your” money …. (dailybayonet.blog)

~ FINDING Your Inner Marxist …. (cjunk.blog)

Hope for Hope, Change for Change, bad whitey bad.

~ IOWAHAWK— I AM BILL …. (iowahawk)

Jihad

~ MUSLIM VOTE split in Mississauga-Erindale, Fatwah to ensue …. (MaD)

~ CATDISH: “Mine own Section 13(1) Fatwa comin’ up… Separate Swimming at Harvard – and Us” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ AARON KLEIN’S warnings to McCain and Obama about Hamas …. (pundita.blog)

~ THOSE JUICY GRADE THREE BABES— Indonesian Islamic leader defends child marriages …. (JiWa)

~ READER MAIL: Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America – free for download …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ GENTILEMEN, START YOUR FATWAS! “Mohammed, Superstar– Take cover! Producer Oscar Zoghbi announced today that a biopic of the Prophet Mohammed called The Messenger of Peace is now being scripted. The film will be a remake of the 1976 film The Message. That film was well-received in the Middle East, but in Washington, D.C., the Black Panthers killed two and took 149 others hostage in response to the rumoured casting of Anthony Quinn as Mohammed (he actually played a different role). Note this, too: The director of The Message, Moustapha Akkad, went on to produce the Halloween franchise”.. do we get the Jew-massacres, the Satanic verses, and Cuddles With 9-year olds? …. (guardian)

~ A NOVEL SUGGESTION: Canada is once again in the middle of an angst-fest re its role in sending Arab-Canadians to be tortured in Syria …. (scaramouche)

~ PAKISTAN: New details may re-open case of sisters kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ SYRIAN WOMAN tells men, “Cover yourselves up” …. (novascotiascott)

~ SWISS SWIMMING laws “violate the principles of freedom” and “transgress on the rights of their minorities” …. (JiWa)

~ SAITH THE FATAH: “Blame the Torturers” …. (am770chqr)

~ WINK, WINK— Saudi King continues calling for more “interfaith dialogue” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ AFGHAN Eye-Gougers and Their Western Friends …. (cjunk.blog)

~ SPECIAL MUSLIM RIGHTS: Speaking about Gay and Lesbian rights …. (blogfreeworld)

~ HELLISHTAN: “Hamas calling the shots (it thinks): Hamas is against Israelis going to the polls just now (because it “means the peace process has failed”) but is calling for a swift election in the West Bank. Who died and made Hamas king?” …. (scaramouche)

~ PEACE-LOVING Muslim students: Bali bombers are “holy warriors”– The cognitive dissonance between what these students say and what I hear from Muslim students on university campuses in the U.S. is enormous …. (jihadwatch.org)

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