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Moon-Unit Reaction

~ STEYN HISSELFBREAKING NEWS! MOONSTRUCK The Canadian “Human Rights” Commission reports recommends the abolition of Section 13 – plus ..
THE MOON WANETH AND THE MOON WAXETH More from Mark on the censorious impulse in the professor’s findings – and see also Deborah Gyapong, Jay Currie and Kate McMillan, with a cautionary note from the Binksmeister and Kathy Shaidle
…. (Steyn)

~ SHAIDLE— BREAKING: Moon Report on Canadian Human Rights Commissions says… REPEAL SECTION 13!  …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE EZRA: Moon report calls for repeal of section 13; Lynch wants a do-over; Richard Moon’s report was redacted by Jennifer Lynch …. (Ez)

~ BREAKENRIDGE responds; Catfur: “Moon calls for repeal of Section 13 (1) – Hooda thunk it!; Deborah Gyapong: Dykstra not sure he can re-submit motion; and More Richard Moon quotes; and Kathy’s keeping track of web reax; and CHRC will compile a report for mid 2009; and Shocking misdescriptions of the CHRC’s process; and A censorious impulse rises … (Br, Catfur, DG)

~ JAY CURRIE: A Subtle Moon; Interesting; Moon Light .. (JC)

~ SHOTGUN: What does Jennifer Lynch think of Professor Moon’s report ?.. (JC)

~ KATE @ SDA: Moon Report Released .. (JC)

~ TIME IMMORTAL: Oops! CHRC’s own reviewer recommends repeal of Section 13 .. (Ti)

~ SOCON: Victory for the Blogosphere Against the CHRC .. (Socon)

~ SCARAMOUCHE: There is no joy in Bernieville: Guess who’s really p.o.’d about the Moon report’s call to scupper state censorship? That’s right—Canada’s intrepid “Nazi”-hunters/Somali mentors/mosque-twinning boosters, the Canadian Leftist Jewish Congress. Here’s the news release that was obviously prepared on the off-chance that the Moon report didn’t go their way“; Shine on, Richard Moon! .. (Scaramouche)

~ NS SCOTT: Shocker: Moon recommends Section 13 be repealed .. (NScott)

~ THE JUST-RELEASED MOON REPORT seems to advocate the abolition of Section 13.1 of the Human Rights Act, having to do with online hate. This is a surprise to many, and a disappointment to conspirazoids expecting the worst. However, do the bureaucratic math on it. First a grumble, then a cheer ensue.

Utopia is just ahead. Section 13.1 is a tangle of trouble at the moment, and what Parliament can undo, it can redo. Let’s just toss it, and get on with the other aspects of Utopification, like speech codes at universities, and Christian-bashing. We’ve come too far to let one piece of legislation threaten the whole project. Now maybe the bloggers and other extremists will go back to their usual ranting and drooling on other topics, and we can put this whole unpleasant business behind us.

One Step Back

Bureaucracy– like any form of hive-based insect-life– is about survival, propagation, the whole collective, and not any particular member or even sub-hive. Sacrifices Must Be Made, if for appearance sake, and for a time. My time in the Anglican Wars were a political education above all– since that sect in its North American form is all about pure revolutionary politics, and this-worldly calculation– and this little CHRC mini-retreat feels very familiar.

screwedHowever– rejoice! Let’s take it as another welcome dose of good news, and a serious rebuff to the Hall-Lynch-Warman-Steacy cult of speech-control, and another small victory in the fight-back against Soft Fascism and the all-embracing mommy-state on the broader front. Moon was safe home-team material, and though no doubt they knew earlier than anybody else, the CHRC and minions hate bad optics, and uncontrolled reality.

Stand In The Corner

This also comes as a further rebuke to the current crop of bureaucrats, their policy, and the crazy-cowboy mess they allowed to develop at their own HQ. So far, all the attempted damage-control has backfired. The PR and talk-back has not calmed the storm. Sadly, Utopians are not good at evaluating their faults and mistakes, because they are the chosen pilots of the goodest ship ever, the SS Utopia. If they question one part of the program, they might accidentally come to doubt part, or even the whole Utopian Thing.

They are the good ones, we are the evils ones.. this is a minor setback: Utopia is still just ahead, if we try hard enough. Ideological harmony has been restored. After all, Utopians are the truest believers of our uncertain secular society. Utopianism is an irrational and blind faith, existing in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, and in the face of human nature as revealed in the daily newspaper.

Who Is They™?

This is a civilization-wide war, and the opposition are playing for keeps: we can’t afford to go back to comfy conservative sleep, and figure They™ will somehow handle the rest of it. The past 15 months or more should nail in our minds this one fact: We are They™. You are They™. Get to work. You can be sure Lynch & Co. will be figuring out how to escape, dpownplay and sideline this latest bit of bad news– it’s what bureaucrats do.

Thus, this fight is not over– but this is a jolt of good news. Let’s hope– and write, and pester, niggle and bug our elected reps and anybody else– to make sure our Parliament gets the message and erases this blot on our Canadian rights, duties and freedoms. The system does not work: it’s a shuddering over-engineered Rube Goldberg Contraption, with smoke and bits flying out, and needs to be torn down and rebuilt as the tiny device for a few purposes it was originally intended to answer.

Of course, I could be wrong. Just sayin’, is all.



~ MOON REPORT RELEASED.. Deb Gyapong has the deets …. (steynian)

Mark Steyn

~ SAITH STEYN— Stop them before they kill again! …. (steynonline)

~ TODAY’S Mark Madness: You know the drill …. (walker)

~ THE THIN GREEN LINE! “Mohamed Elmasry: I`m just trying to prevent Muslim genocide in Canada” …. (dustmybroom)

~ WHY MARK STEYN earns the big bucks …. (fivefeetoffury)


~ EZRA LEVANT’S pre-release thoughts on the Moon Report; Scaramouche: Six reasons why the Moon report will be probably be a total whitewash …. (5fof, scara)

Sez The Ez:

“The CHRC’s bunker, complete with earpiece-wearing thugs, thick glass, and bizarre “you can only talk to me through the phone” rules, is about them keeping up their paranoid, Stalinist personality. Working in a poisoned atmosphere like that, is it any wonder that CHRC staff would think nothing of writing volumes of anti-Semitic bigotry on neo-Nazi websites, or hack into a private citizen’s Internet account? Their Stasi role models would. I bet some of them even dress in dreary Soviet-block styles.”

~ SAITH EZRA: “Now that’s just embarrassing” …. (ezralevant)

~ FLASH! Mohammed Elmasry steps down as Canadian Islamic Congress President; Jew-hater Mohamed Elmasry is the poster boy for denormalizing the HRCs …. (5fof, Ez)

~ JENNIFER LYNCH— Jennifer Lynch, international embarrassment …. (ezralevant)

~ KEITH MARTIN reintroduces motion to repeal censorship law, adds new one …. (ezralevant)

~ EZ WONDERS: “Who at the CHRC was grilled by the RCMP, and who paid for their lawyer?” …. (ezralevant)

Being Legally Bullied? Innocent? Join Ezra’s Crew Now!


~ DO GOOD and the Kingdom of God will be realized in our midst, act according to self-interest and the world will be destroyed, says Benedict XVI …. (zenit)

~ TOMORROW, TOMORROW… Prof. Richard Moon’s Section 13 (1) report is to be released Nov 24th …. (

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— The bunker mentality of the CHRC?; On the HRC front; This is disconcerting; What might we expect?; Here’s the summary of Moon’s recommendations; Moon recommends repeal of Section 13; Is there such a thing as a compassionate government?; The thought police at Queen’s; What is free speech for? …. (

~ FEARLESS MP Keith Martin resumes the fight; Keith Martin: A Liberal MP who defends liberty …. (jaycurrie, novascotiascott)

~ THE CHRC: Self Important Thugs; Why Ezra’s Official Jews Need Some of their Own Medicine …. (

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Damage control: The vice principal (academic) of Queen’s University writes to alumni (of which my husband is one) to assure them that, despite what they may have read, the campus has not become a nightmarish 1984-like environment”.. Nothing to see here, folks.. move along …. (scaramouche)

~ TEMERITY— Via TDK, more attitude management for unsuspecting students …. (davidthompson)

~ FLASH! Mohammed Elmasry steps down as Canadian Islamic Congress President For Life …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SHAIDLE: “Gerry Nichols praises my new book The Tyranny of Nice” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ BERNIE FARBER suggests it would have been ideal if CHRC wifi hijacking investigation had been covered up …. (

~ NO LIBS SAITH— “Warren Kinsella = Full Of Crap” …. (

~ SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES are an ally in the freedom movement. Only statists are not …. (shotgun)


~ SOCK PUPPETMASTER— “Elmo’s dire forecast: In an interview with the National Post’s Joseph Brean, the CIC’s Grand Poobah-for-life warns of what could happen should “the legal system” fail to clamp down on “group defamation” (you know, like the “legal system” of Saudi Arabia does)” …. (scaramouche)

~ FRANKTOPIA— Re-Education by the State …. (brusselsjournal)

~ THE VALUES of free speech: By Barbara Julian, via the Vancouver Sun …. (

~ SHAKEDOWN KING Mohammed Al-Sharpton isn’t very smart, but he’s learned at least this much from them “mentorin’ Jews” — blame the Holocaust on words you don’t like, then watch the cash roll in …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ MEAN… or Hate Crime… You Decide …. (jaycurrie)

~ SIGCARLFRED— “What Real Men Look Like” …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ NATPOST editorial board: Robbing the slim to pay the portly. With all due respect to Portly-Canadians, travelling by air is not a right …. (nationalpost)

~ SO IS EVERYONE’S existence a social construct? …. (MaD)

~ CRTC RULING: it’s OK to throttle your customers! …. (xanthippa)

~ PROTEIN WISDOM— “Men are Evil! Avoid Them At All Costs!!!” …. (pw)

~ WARREN KINSELLA blames gay-hating right-wing blogosweird for his own self hate …. (dustmybroom)

~ ANGER management made simple …. (

~ ACTION DINO— Homosexuals attack Church MSM’s in tow …. (MaD)

~ DUST MY BROOM— “Those Three Fates” …. (dustmybroom)

~ AND NOW THE GOVERNMENT Comes After the Bloggers? …. (stoptheaclu)

~ CONTROLLING who provides our internet access …. (xanthippa)

~ “PROGRESSIVE” Blogger Calls For Banning Heterosexual Marriage, Sterilizing Mentally Challenged, Annexing The Sudetenland …. (

~ TRAINING DAY: In which a lunatic has an aneurism over apparently nothing. By Bill Whittle …. (nro)

~ JONATHAN KAY: An interesting take on Internet censorship — from Finland …. (nationalpost)

~ AMERICAN DIGEST: “The Code of the Left” …. (americandigest)

~ THE STATE of Warmist Science: A Summary …. (

~ THE ANTI-SPANKERS lose in One Australian State …. (

~ VIA SHAIDLE— VDH: young North American men are getting “gay-er”; Up with maleness? …. (fivefeetoffury, cv)

~ GOOD RIDDANCE: “Former Argentine police chief, Mario Ferreyra wanted for alleged crimes against human rights (genuine human rights, not Canadian human rights), has shot himself dead in front of television cameras” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Season Opens Early At The Hugh Store …. (hughhewitt)

~ TENNESSEE State Bans from Network …. (FIRE)

~ BUREAUCRATIC Britain cares more for animals and old buildings than it does for people …. (dailymail)

~ SHAIDLE: “I sometimes think Chapman was onto something” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ TEN RANDOM, Politically Incorrect Thoughts …. (victordavishanson)

~ FREE MEDIA? — Controversy over court accreditation of journalists …. (novascotiascott)

~ CHRISTIAN CENSORED, fined for ‘homophobic’ remarks– Judge orders book pulled from stores after 300 of 600 total printed had been sold …. (worldnetdaily)

~ POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is a way to heave guilt upon soft consciences, as in the past election cycle …. (humanevents)

~ UN FINALLY Slams China For HR Abuses; China rejects UN report on torture as ‘untrue’ …. (, blogfreeworld)

~ WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT for Robert Jago, please: “Random Life Update” …. (rjjago)

~ MALAYSIA SUCKS? Or does it? “Malaysian state hires pensioners to blog” …. (novascotiascott)

~ ANTI-CONSUMERISTS? Hairshirt Greens …. (americandigest)

~ GLOBAL COOLING WATCH: “The Vanishing Sunspot Mystery: What Does it Mean for Earth’s Climate? – A Galaxy Insight”; The Green Gravy Train …. (dailygalaxy, pJ)

~ DOMESTIC TERRORIST-WATCH: If you live in Nelson, B.C. take a look at your neighbour.. it could get you a cool $50,000.000 …. (dustmybroom)



Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy (Jun. 1, 2004) - The "Motor City Madman," Ted Nugent, wails away on his guitar during a recent concert for Sailors and their families at the United Service Organization (USO) sponsored concert held at Naval Support Activity, Naples, support site in Gricignano. Nugent was joined by country music star Toby Keith, who also performed some recently released songs. Nugent also is also a spokesman for National Field Archers Association (NFAA), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) law enforcement program. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Lenny Francioni (RELEASED)

~ OBAMA, KING OF FOOLS, by Ted Nugent: “I’ll say it: it is obvious that many Americans are not very smart. Quite dumb, actually” …. (humanevents)

~ FRUM: Why Obama is AWOL on the market meltdown …. (eddriscoll)

~ GLORIOUS LEADER has special rules– “Under the heading of “Do As I say, Not As I Do”: The Obamamobile–about as “green” as a Hummer.” …. (scaramouche)

~ [THEN A MIRACLE HAPPENS] … Obama’s Plan to Jumpstart the Economy; “Obama Plans to Revive Economy With Tax Hikes & Socialized Medicine.” …. (rightwingnews)

~ GLORIOUS COMRADES! You will continue to serve, yes? …. (uppitywoman08)

~ BARACK BROKAW Ignores Obama’s FDR-Like Refusal to Work With Bush Economic Team …. (newsbusters)

~ MESSIAH NOW! Gail Collins of the NYT makes what she thinks is is a clever proposal: she wants President Bush and Dick Cheney to resign so that Barack Obama can take over right away …. ()

~ VERIZON fires workers over Obama cell phone records breach …. (proteinwisdom)

~ CAUTIOUSNESS You Can’t Believe In, by George Neumayr: “Recruiting Clinton-era leftists isn’t “governing from the middle.” …. (

~ OBAMA ISN’T BLACK— His blood is 50% white mother, 43.25 % Arab father and 6.75% African …. (

~ YES WE CAN: Muslim students at Northwestern invite terrorist Ayers to speak …. (creepingsharia)

~ THE SELF-ESTEEM CANDIDATE: Isn’t This a Bit Premature? Yup; South Florida Street Expected To Be Renamed For Obama …. (volokh, local10)

~ SPIKED WONDERS: “So, when will it be OK to mock Obama?” …. (

~ INSTASCOOP— “Our new president is committed to promoting and protecting with law intrinsically evil acts” …. (insightscoop)

~ THE FIRST NEW DEAL Didn’t Work But Libs Want Another One Anyway …. (

~ A BARACK divided against itself cannot stand! …. (eddriscoll)

~ TREACHER on Palin’s Turkey “Gaffe” …. (rightwingnews)

~ PAPA WAS A Muslim bum and Momma was a Marxist geek …. (


~ UPPITY WOMAN: Obama’s Copy-Cat Clinton Cabinet …. (realbarackobama)

~ BARACK CLINTON: “Is Obama Embarking On Bill Clinton’s Third Term?” …. (

~ AIDING & ABETTING— Top Obama Bundler Hobnobs With Iranian Regime in Tehran …. (

~ THE NEW MAN OBAMA: “If we don’t act swiftly and boldly, most experts now believe that we could lose millions of jobs next year”.. swiftly and boldly to do what, exactly? …. (msnbc)

~ FINALLY! A comic book hero for Pres. Obama’s ‘Age of Plenty’ …. (

~ IS THERE NOTHING that Obama can’t do? …. (sda)


~ DUSTY DOCUMENT WATCH… The U.S. Constitution: Who Cares About It Anymore? …. (

What If Black Politics Was a Fiction?

~ PARADISE FOREVER! It’s Our Right! Kelly McParland: Lament of the baby boomers …. (nationalpost)

~ HILLARY Accepts Titanic Post!!! …. (thepeoplescube)


~ THE OBVIOUS.. ‘It Was Extreme Bias, Extreme Pro-Obama Coverage’ …. (

~ TIME TO GIVE the President-elect a new middle name …. (realbarackobama)

~ FIRESIDE CHAT— “The new New Deal: Bring on the TVA! Following is a transcript of President-elect Barack Obama’s radio address for Saturday, Nov. 22, as released by the president-elect’s office” …. (scaramouche)

~ UNDER THE BED! “Innovative new breakthrough created with help from the Best! Congress! Ever!” …. (

~ PEOPLE’S CUBE— “Out of Karakter: Blogunov’s Government Quiz” …. (thepeoplescube)


The Third Jihad: Full-Length Video

~ MALDIVES shock horror: Man tries to bring Bible into country! …. (

~ FROM BEHIND THE LINES— British diplomats helped 400 people facing possible forced marriage …. (novascotiascott)

~ WISHFUL THINKING: “UN Reports That Muslims Are at Risk of Racial Holocaust” …. (

~ STEALTH JIHAD: How Islam is Infiltrating Your Neighborhood …. (townhall)

~ THE UK FRONT: Al-Qaeda Launches “Reign of Terror” Inside Britian’s Maximum Security Prison, Forcing Inmates to Convert and Setting up Sharia Courts …. (Wz)

~ RIGHT GIRL— “No fatwa has ever been issued against a Muslim honour killing.”.. “If it looks like an honour killing, walks like an honour killing and talks like an honour killing, it is an honour killing. Honour in Islam depends upon the dishonouring of women and to claim otherwise is a lie.” …. (

~ JERSEY MUSLIMS SAY police betrayed mosque …. (creepingsharia)

~ CHRISTIANS ATTACKED ARRESTED TO “PACIFY MUSLIMS”— “Hey, it’s what they do — is reporting the news “insulting to Islam”? …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ IRAQ NEWS: “Abused” Christian girl, 16, released from prison early; extended Muslim family looking forward to “reuniting” …. (

~ SCARAMOUCHE— Jihad’s over, right?: Wrong; and “And speaking of sharia-compliant financing…: The poor (nebech) Gazans of Hamastan—their money is literally crumbling in their hands. The sympathetic New York Times-owned IHT has more about les miserables and their “tattered cash”” …. (scaramouche)

Robert Spencer on CBN

~ MALAYSIA clerics issue yogurt yoga fatwa …. (

~ UN CELEBRATES the Palestinian Death Cult on Monday, November 24th …. (Wz)

~ DUST MY BROOM: “Sobering in Israel” …. (dustmybroom)

~ HARPOON touts Wahhabi “peace” project again: The Toronto Star’s wily pundit notes that the Saudi plot plan is a big hit with all the “peace” and “peace with justice” types; and “He ain’t heavy, he’s my mentoree: In Canada, Jews “mentor” Somalis; meanwhile, Arabs “mentor”…other Arabs” …. (scaramouche)

~ WAR AT SEA, Part 4: With Somali pirates in the Land of Punt …. (

~ BURMESE COMIC gets 45 years …. (

~ SOMALIS in America: Diana West examines how a community is settling into its new land …. (scaramouche)

~ MOHAMMED ALWAYS TOLD ME: Be Careful Who You Love …. (sda)

~ TOP ISLAMIC Pick-Up Lines …. (girlontheright)

~ UNGA: Draft resolutions address human rights situations in Myanmar, North Korea and Iran …. (

~ GEEZER MONKEYSHINES: Kofi Annan is leading a very active retirement. This week saw the former UN sec’y gen attempting to butt into Zimbabwe, so that he and fellow geezer/Zion-despiser Jimminy “Cricket” Carter could “solve” the problems there …. (scaramouche)


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