Steynian 296


Mark Steyn

~ CANADA vs FREE SPEECH: Jennifer Lynch shreds the UN Declaration …. (steynonline)

~ HONEY, they shrunk the Ig, from Maclean’s, January 18th 2006 …. (steynonline)

~ “F” TROOP: Mark and Hugh on the Chicago machine …. (hughhewitt)


~ HM MICHAEL Ignatieff’s aide tries to silence me with a lawsuit: “P.S. You can chip in through PayPal, below, or by sending a cheque by snail mail to my lawyer on this matter” …. (ez)

~ WARREN Kinsella sues Ezra Levant (again) …. (shotgun)

~ IN OTTAWA, the CHRC is seen as off balance …. (ezralevant)

~ WATCHING THE WATCHERS: Alberta’s HRC violates the Freedom of Information Act …. (Ez)

~ SIGNING A written contract with separatists isn’t normal …. (ezralevant)

~ SAYS EZRA Levant: the Evel Knievel of the Canadian Right; Alberta Human Rights Commission? They’re in violation of the Freedom of Information Act …. (fivefeetoffury, Ez)


How We Got Here
“Under the influence of the Enlightenment, natural-law thinkers scrubbed, little by little, whatever influence remained from the centuries of faith–whatever benefit they might have gained from the help of revelation. And, as a result, they lost the idea of nature, then the idea of law, and finally the idea of thinking. In the end, they found that they had scoured away the ground on which they were standing.”

~ J. Budziszewski ~

~ POPE: Human Rights Have Their Basis in God; Absent God, the notion of rights is baseless …. (lsn, Ti)

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Some commentary on the Universal Declaration on Human Rights; Are not journalists stakeholders in the human rights debate? …. (

~ A BEACON of hope? By Brian Lilley: “The United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights turns 60. Does the post-war text still speak to us today?” …. (mercatornet)

~ MUST-HEAR: Audio: Tarek Fatah discusses the CBC Islamist cooperation trifecta– CBC’s “Little Mosque” show tied to treasonous, pro-sharia Muslim Brotherhood. Our tax dollars at work, my fellow Canadians …. (dmb, 5fof)

~ LYING JACKAL threatens Levant with Lawsuit – again …. (

~ UK DEATHWATCH: Socialist ministers say screw the Magna Carta we can subvert the UK’s constitution …. (MaD)

~ THE THOUGHT CRIMINALS behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Sic em Jenny, use Section 13 (1) retroactively– Father Raymond J.De Souza, National Post …. (

~ WARMAN WARS: Dangerous Extremist Where He Belongs; Crazy Neo Nazi indicted for threatening death to Lucy. Mind you, his friends and family do that to him every day; “Scary” Nazi sidelined by CJC honouree …. (bcf, scary)

~ CRAZED EXTEMIST Carols Deemed Too Religious for Christmas …. (rightwingnews)

~ PUMPKIN: And now for something completely different: Our Lady of Guadalupe …. (

~ UNITY NOW! More pics from the Calgary and Ottawa Rallies; NDP cheating to say you support their dumb moves. But in a morally relevent world is that bad; Cheering On the Coalition; Rae’s Out. Iggy Wins. Look out, Jack …. (Various)

~ CATFUR— Greg Felton Exposed! Is Greg Felton a CHRC Operative? …. (bcf)

~ MORE THAN “Mutual Joy”: Lisa Miller of Newsweek against Scripture and Jesus …. (robgagnon)

~ JONATHAN KAY on the ‘Canadian Charger’: Better a fresh left-wing media outlet than a stale left-wing censorship campaign …. (nationalpost)

~ CIVIL LIBERTIES groups celebrate International Human Rights Day at the Supreme Court …. (shotgun)

~ WORD TO THE HRC: The “white power” movement tries to get involved in Florida politics …. (frontpagemag)

~ SANTA SECURITY beefed up as Christmas nears. Civil liberties group opposed to “intrusive” surveillance of travellers …. (shotgun)

~ GOD FORBID that students should pack shoeboxes for the poor …. (canadafreepress)

~ STAKEHOLDERS! The CHRC held a party and you weren’t invited! …. (bcf)

~ BROKEN RELIGION— “The Washington Post’s”On Faith” column focuses this week on the question, “Is there a religious and/or scriptural case for gay marriage?” The panels’ usual suspects do their usual thing” …. (reformedpastor)

~ BREAKENRIDGE— CBC & the Muslims Brotherhood, Continued …. (am770chqr)

~ ETHNO CULTURALLY enriching organized crime at airports …. (MaD)

~ EN FRANCAIS– ONU – Déclaration universelle de 1948: Les droits de l’homme sont-ils universels? “L’avocate iranienne Shirin Ebadi, Prix Nobel de la paix 2003, et l’écrivain et militant politique nigérian Wole Soyinka, Prix Nobel de littérature 1986, plaident pour l’universalité. Tous deux ont fermement condamné les dirigeants de certains pays musulmans et ceux des derniers états communistes du monde comme étant de graves abuseurs des droits de l’homme. Rony Brauman, ancien président de Médecins sans frontières, invite plutôt à abolir les barrières qui délimitent les actes “civilisés” des actes “barbares”, et à cesser de lutter contre l’excision.” 10 décembre, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (pointdebasculecanada)

~ ANCHORESS— Faith; The Coming Language of Diplomacy …. (anchoressonline)

~ BLOODY-MINDED HARPER is still at it: “A stacked Senate is one step too far”; Meaning We “Nearly” Got A Liberal-Led Government …. (rjjago, sda)

~ WHO WILL Replace Andrew Steele? …. (am770chqr)

~ PROTECTION of religious freedom is common task for churches …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ TOP 10 REASONS that a coalition would be bad for Canada; Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff makes it clear; Elections are for little people …. (dustmybroom)


~ DREAMY IGGY! “It’s the naked lust for power, stupid: The Ceeb would have us believe that its beamish boy Iggy is a reasonable chap, when, truth be told, he plans to scuttle the Harper government just as soon as the budget is handed down (since, in order to satisfy the soft and hard lefties of the coalition, the budget would have to be the kind of tax-and-spend frenzy they couldn’t possibly not back—which ain’t going to happen)” …. (scaramouche)

~ WALL STREET SCUM-LORDS? Take Them All Down …. (

~ QUOTH THE FARBER.. “Serendipitous juxtaposition: The letters page of the National Post features this letter by the head of a supposedly apolitical organization” …. (scaramouche)

~ STUPID OLD PAPISTS! Beyond unconscionable; Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor claims tensions are emerging between an aggressively secular state and religious believers …. (crunchycon, a-m)

~ OLIVIA CHOW Misleads Constituents About Internal Web Poll Rigging …. (SDA, shotgun)


~ AUSSIE “progressives” advocate internet censorship …. (novascotiascott, 5FOF)

~ A COMMONPLACE Blog: Why the university is dominated by the Left …. (

~ RAINBOW FASCISM: “Officer Fired for Expressing Christian Views on Homosexuality Says Dismissal is “Destroying” Him and His Family”; and in England: Charity regulator challenged for blocking adoption lifeline …. (lsnM am)

~ ON MANLY MEN: “The nature of man is intrinsically ordered to create and to sustain. This paternal drive, of course, is tangibly reflected in the relationship of marriage. In marriage, man has essentially two roles: first, to focus his attention and sacrifice in serving his wife and, second, to join with her in participating in God’s creation by the raising of their children. If man’s drive is directed towards these goals, his marriage and the society around him flourish into a healthy and prosperous civilization of love” …. (

~ NOTE TO CANUCKI media: Stop masturbating about Liberals, else I’m calling Chuck Norris …. (dustmybroom)

~ BARBARA KAY on “A slander on Canadian men” …. (

~ PUNDITA— Call and Response: “you’ve got my goat.” …. (

~ BELATED human rights day; Celebrate UN Human Rights Day — buy my book for a friend, says Shaidle …. (MaD)

~ GLOBULAR WARMING Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Dec. 12 2008; and “650 scientists (more than 12 times the number of UN scientists who authored the IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers) dissent on man-made Global Warming” …. (dailybayonet,


These men hardly know each other … they have seldom ever spoken …
and they are, in reality, just guys who happen to racketeer live in the same neighbourhood.

~ DIANA WEST: Where were you born, Obama? …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ ‘BAMA BUDDY— Rod Blagojevich Governor of Illinois indicted for corruption MSM’s unable to determine his democratic party …. (MaD)

~ ECONOMIC SUICIDE via Racist lending: “A big reason for the economy’s meltdown is affirmative-action homeownership: the government trying to look good (‘fighting racism’) by pushing ‘easy’ (no money down etc.) mortgages on poor people (often non-white), obviously bad risks who couldn’t afford them” …. (

~ SURPISE! Stories Noting Obama-Blagojevich Meetings Disappear Down Memory Hole …. (SDA)

~ UPDATED: Missing Pages of History Restored: The Obama-Blago Story That Disappeared is Here …. (americandigest)

~ CLASSY! Obama team selling everything from four-year calendars to “a rather cute knit cap” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ HOPE ‘N’ CHANGE ‘n’ same old, same old: Obama and his pit bull get sucked into the Chinatown vortex. (Dare we call it Blagogate?) …. (scaramouche)

~ TOP DEM DONOR Busted in Largest Fraud Scandal– Evah! …. (

~ HE’S JUST THIS GUY, YOU KNOW? Just A Chief Of Staff From My Neighborhood– “A source familiar with the investigation confirmed … that Rahm Emanuel did in fact have multiple conversations with Governor Rod Blagojevich [and his chief of staff] about the senate seat…” …. (SDA)

~ FOUR YEARS. “Four years of the Chicago Mob in the White House. Oh God, I’m a good American. I don’t deserve this” …. (

~ RENDELL Blasts Obama Over Hot Rod Scandal …. (

~ CATFUR: “I Huff and I Puff and I blow your President down” …. (

~ BLAGONESS: “Report: Michelle Obama Is “Specifically Named Individual” on Page 64 of Indictment” …. (

~ ANN ALTHOUSE asks ‘What’s the matter with Illinois?’ …. (

~ OBAMA & THE Chicago Machine illustrated …. (americanthinker)

~ SEIU denies “SEIU Official” mentioned in criminal charges against Blagojevich is SEIU President Andy Stern …. (

~ MR. OBAMA, our President-Can’t-Be-Waiting, will soon pronounce a Message to the Muslims …. (americanthinker)

~ DID OPERATION Chaos Elect Obama? …. (

~ IRAN ABSOLVES Obama of his Comments on Hezbollah, Blame Them on a “Zionist Banana Skin” …. (wz)

~ SERBS DISOWN favourite son Rod Blagojevich …. (NSCOTT)

~ BLESSED St Barack’s halo is looking a little tarnished …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ DAVID WARREN— “Now that Barack Obama is making the sort of appointments John McCain would have made — mainstream centrists from the political establishment — I can perhaps stop worrying about “change we can believe in.” …. (dw)

~ OBAMAGATE: THE DAMNING COMPLAINT— “Obama begins his presidency with lies, coverups and scandals. A preview of things to come …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ JONAH GOLDBERG: There are so many bleeping things to love about this bleeping-bleep Blagojevich scandal it’s hard to know where to begin. “A Little Blago for Everyone” …. (nationalreview)

~ KILL DEATH KILL! A foundation funded by Hewlett Packard has donated almost $32-million toward “population control” causes; a euphemism, of course, for organizations that are seeking to expand access to abortion around the world. Planned Parenthood got more than a quarter of the money …. (

Ron Paul in Congress: “Eight trillion dollar bailout: on the road to nationalization without a wimper”

~ BREAKING: Feds Seize Blagojevich eBay Account …. (iowahawk)

~ IMAO: NO SCREWING WITH My Stuff Without Representation!; Illinois Governor Latest Victim of Senating Market Downturn …. (

~ THE OBAMAS: Nativity-crashers …. (michellemalkin)

~ SHOCKER! Graft in Illinois Politics! Who Knew? …. (claudiarosett)

~ ONION— President To Face Down Monster Attack, Own Demons In Action-Packed Schedule …. (americandigest)

~ AMERICAN DIGEST— The Liberal National Anthem: My Choice for the Theme Song at The O’s Inauguration …. (ad)


~ THE AQSA PARVEZ MEMORIAL FUND: Aqsa Parvez: Beloved, remembered, free Jihadwatch …. (atlasshrugs2000)


~ MUST-HEAR— Audio: Tarek Fatah discusses the CBC Islamist cooperation trifecta …. (dustmybroom)

~ UPPITY HOME SECRETARY names the enemy: “those peddling their particular brand of antidemocratic ideology in the guise of religion” …. (JiWa)

~ WHO KNOWS WHAT-NOW? Sowarhardy and ‘honor killings’ — hey, hang on a minute!! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ UN HOAX: BARBARIANS MASQUERADE AS HUMAN BEINGS— The UN Hoax: The World’s Worst Violators of Freedom of Religion Given a UN Global Megaphone to Masquerade as Believers in Religious Liberty …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ BREAKENRIDGE discusses Western Standard article with Gareth Chantler; I am Islamophobic: The untold story of a Queen’s University student’s acute fear of religious radicals …. (shotgun)

~ A FESTIVE FELLOW— ‘Christmas is the pathway to hell’.. A Muslim lawyer has launched an extraordinary rant against Christmas, branding the celebration ‘evil.’ …. ()

~ JIHADWATCH— “The Christian minorities in Iraq — along with other vulnerable minorities — have suffered appallingly” …. (jiwa)

~ DANISH JOURNALIST Flemming Rose published the Mohamed cartoons that took the world by storm …. (frontpagemag)

~ THE CNN coverage of Hajj “proves it’s a question of time when Islam will be shining all over the world” …. (jiwa)

~ AFTER Youtube, jihadis invade Facebook …. (creepingsharia)

~ HUMAN RIGHTS vs. Islamic Rights – Deborah Weiss …. (americanthinker)

~ BOSTOM— How a Real “War Within Islam” Would Look …. (

~ JIHAD RECRUITING in America ignored by government and media …. (jihadwatch)

~ HOW EUROPE Escaped Speaking Arabic …. (

~ LOOKS LIKE BUSTA Rhymes has been punked by the Arabs and must be unaware that Arabs have historically disrespected and enslaved Africans. Creep creep …. (creepingsharia)

~ THE U.S. CAMPAIGN to Squeeze Terrorists’ Financing …. (

~ ISLAM: The way of life of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad”… From our All Your Tradition Are Belong To Us Department comes the legend on this CAIR dawah (proselytizing) bus from Chicago …. (

~ THE ECONOMIST: SUBMIT TO EURABIA: The Economist takes a stab at solving the global jihad with good old fashioned submission …. (atlas)

~ YEMENI JEW Executed by Islamist, “These Jews Must Convert to Islam” …. (Wz)

~ RELIGION OF REDECORATION? Nigeria – Six Pastors Killed, 40 Churches Razed in Jos Violence …. (compassdirect)

~ JEWS TO BLAME? Systematic persecution campaign against Palestinian Christians …. (novascotiascott)

~ ANOTHER Fjordman Essay: A History of Optics, Part II.. The latest series of essays from Fjordman tracks the development of optics in the West and in the Islamic world …. (atla)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— The UNconscionable power of Iran …. (spectator)

~ A MODERN-DAY Islamist Inquisition? – Walid Phares …. (americanthinker)

~ AQSA PARVEZ – a martyr of ‘official multiculturalism’ …. (xanthippa)

~ A BELGIAN Victory over al Qaeda: More lessons to be learned, By Walid Phares; My CNN Interview with “Al Qaeda Living Legend” …. (counterterrorismblog)

~ MUMBAI MASSACRES— ‘I was told to kill to my last breath’: Captured terrorist’s account of Mumbai massacre reveals plan was to kill 5,000 ‘I have done right,’ he told investigators. ‘I have no regrets.’ Exterminate Them: This is what Muslim terrorists are …. (dailymail)

~ SHARIA in Canada …. (

~ YET ANOTHER reason to arm yourself now: Mumbai photographer: I wish I’d had a gun, not a camera. Armed police would not fire back …. (belfasttelegraph)

~ NS SCOTT— “Sabatina James at centre of conflict between Islam and human rights” …. (NSCOTT)

~ SOMALI PIRATES getting help from Somali hyphenated Canadians …. (dustmybroom)

~ JAY CURRIE— “India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday called Pakistan “the epicentre of terrorism” and said the international community must deal with the problem” …. (jc)

~ MIDEAST racists: What are the odds—the folks who condemn Zionism as racist turn out to racist themselves …. (scaramouche)

~ AYAZ AMIR accidentally tells the truth …. (ghostofaflea)

~ DANEGELD— The Times of London is reporting that the Afghani Taliban are getting indirectly paid by western taxpayers to not attack supply convoys …. (dustmybroom)

~ IF INDIANS behaved like Israelis: Steven Plaut does a darkly amusing riff on the different ways Israeli officials and Indians officials respond to terrorism …. (scaramouche)

~ ISLAMIC Finance explained….I think …. (

~ A CANADIAN chick in Gaza:Toronto Star scribe Oakland Ross profiles a southern Ontario gal who for some unaccountable reason moved to Hamasville …. (scaramouche)

~ AND NOW OPENS the tragedy which will close many years from now and precipitate the destruction of this world …. (ghostofaflea)


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