Steynianism 300


~ FOR ADVENT (that preparatory season for Christmas, and Epiphany), I’ve been reading the Old Testament Prophets, and The Lord Of The Rings (boos, with movie chaser). I’m a book-first guy. The movies are always a “But– who.. hey, they.. oops– did you see what they left out?” Imagination-first, movies second for me.

As I’ve observed somewhere before (a shame when the blog-memory starts going, wot?), the sharpest contrast for this reader between films and original are how good and evil are displayed. Poor Peter Jackson– like any modern– has little use for unalloyed goodness and steadfastness. All the main characters in the movies are mixed, waffling, supposedly ‘realistic’ and flawed characters. So the Jacksonian Aragorn shrinks from his destiny; the Lady Arwen waffles on going or staying, led by her newly selfish and dishonest father Elrond; TreeBeard is a boring “This Is not Our War” waffler; a cranky Frodo has Stockholm Syndrome with Gollum; Faramir is a bully and a sadist; Theoden is an over-cautious touchy jerk; Gimli a clownish laughing-stock.. and on it goes.

Of course, today we’re all supposed to be ‘conflicted’; hiding deep terrible secrets, and the like. So in our stories and our heroes we project ourselves– our modern guilt and weakness and uncertainties– onto better characters than ourselves. For while Aragorn was no wimp, many of our modern leaders and heroes have feet of clay, fatal flaws, and not particularly inspiring characters.

Actually clearly good people make us feel bad, by comparison, as if the point of the whole matter was not offending the fragile and faulty self-esteem of a parcel of narcissists. Jackson did no service to Tolkien’s characters by giving them all a personality-downgrade: call it the Wormtongue treatment, with a side-order of Gollum and a dose of Orc.

The perfection or imperfection of the people involved is all about self-esteem and feel-goodism: the battle against good and evil depends on people of some courage, doing what must be done, not fussing overmuch about themselves. The notion that one must be perfect to do good or know good is most nonsensical. The greatest saints, after all, knew themselves as great sinners saved by Christ’s love: that their life, understanding, goodness, all depend on God’s life in them, perfecting, correcting, burning away and purifying. Not “Hey! Look at me!” But “Hey! Look at Him!”

Of course, that’s why we need Christ, the incarnate word, as the living bridge between finity and infinity; the living bread come down from heaven– born in due time, that all might be transformed, taken up, redeemed into an eternal Kingdom. Sad to say, we’re all seeking a Kingdom, but some are seeking it in their own image, and the imagination of their hearts– for a living God is rather an interference with our own powers.

So He comes a humble, powerless babe, to show us the way to be, and to be the way, in us and through us.





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~ PLEASE SUPPORT LSN— The Final Stretch: “Our fundraising campaign is in the final stretch. If everyone pitches in before the New Year our readers may yet cover the majority or even all of our expenses for the past year. Have you made a donation yet?” …. (lifesitenews)

~ STILL BEGGING TO DIFFER— unspeakable apostate Dr. Mark Mercer has views comparing Christianity to Celine Dion music. Not sure I can forgive him for that, but God says I have to. Awww! Celine Dion. Shudder. Read NS Scott’s old blog about HRH Celine.. I agree with Scott about herself; Catfur: “Mark Mercer: Christmas is a secular holiday – But he means that in a good way” …. (Via email, CatFuzz)

Mark Steyn

~ STEYN: “let me wish you a very Hopey Changemas” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ YOU’VE GOT THE “Mark Steyn’s ‘Marshmallow World’ Earworm” fevah! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SAITH MARK: Tree strikes, you’re out …. (NROTC)

~ STEYN honored, against very strong competition, in the 2008 Jihad Watch Awards …. (

~ A KWANZAA CAROL: A Dickensian tale of woe …. (steynonline)

~ A GREAT BIT from Mark Steyn and another from Forbes …. (girlontheright)

~ TODAY’S Mark Madness …. (walkers)

~ THE REVEREND HAROLD PINTER’S CHRISTMAS SERMON.. Why does Rudolph’s nose glow? …. (steynonline)

~ DAN GARDNER— “Come to think of it, ‘Mark Steyn’ may be the pen name Benedict uses when he wants to crack wise” …. (

~ FLAMING YOOTS: Swedish City Hit By Youth Riots; and “As Mark Steyn notes, over in Malmo, Sweden, flaming youths of no particular background (as the dhimmified Beeb characterizes them) have set portions of the city on fire” …. (NROTC, scaramouche)


~ EZ: SHOES ARE BETTER than jackboots …. (ezralevant)

~ WOULD YOUR personality have sent you to the Gulag? …. (ezralevant)

~ OIL & THE recession …. (ezralevant)

A Manly Man..
ezra_man_of_the_year..Who Pegs The Manlimeter!

~ SHAIDLE— “Ezra Levant: Man of the Year — by Mark Steyn and me”; “Person of the Year” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE CHRC: it’s OK to say gays should be “beheaded”, By Ezra Levant, via Puget Sound Radio …. (walker)

~ RIGHT GIRL: “When Ezra Levant and the Western standard were taken to the Human rights courts for 900 days of investigations and what would amount to about 5 years salary for me in costs to defend himself from accusations of racism for publishing the Danish cartoons, the center of a storm which was the largest news story on planet earth for months, one has to ask what the cost to all of us was for the submission by everyone else to not publish” …. (girlontheright)

~ EZRA LEVANT named person of the year by Worldwide Christian Conspiracy; Ezra Levant on censorship, double standards and what to do with hateful comments …. (




Chag Chanukkah sameach… to all Jewish Steynians!

~ WILL MEDIA REPORT Baghdad’s First Public Christmas Celebration? “All Iraqis today are Christians.” – Iraqi Interior Department spokesmaN …. (newsbusters, GwP)


~ POPE’S CHRISTMAS GREETING Says We Must “Protect the Human Being against Self-Destruction” of Sexual Aberration …. (lifesitenews)

~ PUNDITA: “For the rest of us — what’ll it cost you to suspend your wondering for a few days about matters far above the human head, and determine instead to celebrate the spirit of Christmas? For what could be more joyful than to contemplate a being who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save humanity? May the spirit of giving always be with you, and may all good things come your way.” …. (realbarackobama)

~ COVENANT ZONE: “I wonder what novelist Charles Dickens would say if he somehow found himself visiting Christmas 2008, a time in which Scrooge’s classic anti-Christmas rants are no longer mere idle threats from a materialist heart, but increasingly a state-supported tangible reality”; “Hope Is Our Only Treasure Now” …. (

~ CHRIST, what next? By Michael Coren…. (walker)

A Liberal who can make a video

~ SEEKING A STAR in Christ’s town– “WE CAME to Bethlehem, seeking a Star. Three not-overly-wise men, myself and two other Canadian Christian journalists – armed only with digital cameras — were spending the morning of December 2 in the town of Christ’s birth.” …. (canadianchristianity)

~ THE POWER of forgiveness Kadamphul Nayak celebrates Christmas without her husband for the first time after his murder by Hindu extremists …. (


~ UK MOTHER told to take down her Christmas lights — they might offend non-Christians …. (jihadwatch)

~ ISSUE-LADEN “Human rights carolers” call for boycott of jewellery store …. (novascotiascott)

~ CHRISTMAS Isn’t Anything Without Christ …. (canadafreepress)

Every manger scene needs one

~ WHY SOME ATHEISTS No Likey Christmas …. (DougGiles)

~ PENN GILETTE; slouching toward Bethlehem? You will know that they are Christians by their love …. (de, cj)

Christmas in Hollis Light Display

~ DAWN EDEN— ‘The Story of Christmas’ (1944)– Download the children’s booklet by Father Daniel A. Lord S.J. …. (

~ PETE VERE: Good Christmas cheer! …. (sootoday)

~ NO, CHRIST isn’t allowed in Christmas …. (

~ THE WINTER Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange …. (neatorama)

~ EVEN AT CHRISTMAS, Rowan Williams can’t resist showing off …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ HAYSOM: Have a great Christmas — sing out loud! By Ian Haysom, via Puget Sound Radio …. (walker)

~ MERRY TOSSMASS! Throw out the non Christmas flyers, make shopping easier …. (MaD)

~ NEIL GAIMAN’S Christmas article …. (walker)

~ WHO STOLE Christmas? By Fr. Vasile Catalin Tudora: “Why give the Holy Day away to the secularists?”; and “Putting Christ into Xmas” …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ AND DOES Santa have to pay customs duty? …. (

~ LSN: AN EARLY Christmas Present from the Vatican Website …. (LSN)

~ BOSNIA: “Nationalists with Islamist leanings” ban “Grandfather Frost” from schools …. (

Pause…. and Begin Again

~ ACTION DINO— LPoC uses the word Action in Christmas mailout but, they don’t say Christmas …. (MaD)

~ ‘TIS THE SEASON for junk science & mindwash.. “Ho-Ho-Ho… Children’s Book Depicts Santa Fighting Global Warming” …. (

~ AMERICAN DIGEST: The Creche by the Side of the Road …. (americandigest)

~ NS SCOTT— A family-unfriendly Christmas CD …. (novascotiascott)

~ SHAIDLE: It’s a Not So Wonderful Life — and don’t get me started on Ralphie …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ NO, CHRIST isn’t allowed in Christmas: 6th-grader’s teacher says Jesus can’t be mentioned in seasonal poem …. (WND)

~ LIBERAL secularist Scrooges shamed by generous Christian conservatives; Christmas Caroling at Abortion Facilities …. (blogs.telegraph, LSN)

~ JORDAN Hylden: Christmastide …. (covenant-communion)

~ IOWAHAWK— SantaCorp Pleads Case For Bailout: CEO Kringle: Polar Toy Giant “On Brink” …. (iowahawk)

~ WHAT EVERY Ukrainian Kid Wants This Christmas …. (mAd)

~ VIA NS SCOTT— The Rev. David Curry: “Behold the Lamb of God” …. (novascotiascott)

“Sharia Don’t Be Late”
Sung By Ahmed & The Chipmunks


~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Give yourself my novel for Christmas; Why the CHRC thinks its okay to persecute Christians; Ezra Levant receives deserved recognition; Why you should care enough to evangelize; Canadian Christian publishing — it ain’t all bad! …. (dg spongepants)

~ BLAZING CATNIPS: Human Rights Cultists continue to flog dead horse of censorship …. (walker)

~ THE QUEBEC JACKBOOT— Seven Courageous Students Say NO To Quebec’s Creepy New Curriculum …. (SOCON, FL&F, WND)

~ HEY SECTION 13.1! “More politically incorrect neighborhood nicknames” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE BOOTS OF THE FISHERMEN: “Someone back from Afghanistan has sent a link to this forum discussing, in fascinating detail, what Pope Benedict XVI’s approach toward Islam is” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ THE DEFAMATIONOf Human Rights… or the CHRC on trial – “we were just following orders” …. (

~ LOFTY SENTIMENTS and Brutal Realities: “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family.” Wonderful! But it neither defines “human” nor provides reasons for the truths it asserts” …. (

~ THE DEADLY Convenience of Christianity Without Culture, by Fr. Richard John Neuhaus: “We are heading into a clash of state power and religious freedom, something like the Kulturkampf attempted by Bismarck in the nineteenth century” …. (orthodoxytoday)


~ MERRY CHRISTMAS from Brass Balls Radio …. (girlontheright)

~ UNFREE UK— Conservatives are starting to fear the police …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ POPE ASKS FOR religious freedom in Kazakhstan …. (speroforum)

~ DAVID WARREN: “The “politically correct,” with their tyrannical policies in everything from the schoolyard to courtship, to the regulation of speech, are the enemies of everything that is human. They make no distinctions, they banish bad with good” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ BEHOLD! A “Get Smart” Movie Epiphany On The Bailout…. (sda)

~ EUTOPIA— ““Why aren’t people rioting in the streets?” Kimball: “I used to ask that question of my European friends as the EU bureaucracy moved on one front after another to curtail the freedom of its subjects and impose a mind-boggling array of politically correct rules and regulations upon an increasingly supine populace” …. (rogerkimball)

~ TORY GRASSROOTS back socon policies …. (theinterim)

~ GEEZERS, FEEBS, EMOS, SICKOS— Pope Decries Euthanasia as “Evil” as Luxembourg Parliament Advances with Assisted Suicide Legalization …. (LSN)

~ RORY LEISHMAN: Liberal Christians have conformed to the pattern of the world …. (theinterim)

~ ALAN SHANOFF: Freedom of expression among top legal stories …. (

~ CRAZY STEPHEN, Bad Boy of Giveaways; CHP: Time To Rescue Canada From The Banks; So Harper and the CPC have decided that they need to apply “simulus”. Run a deficit. Get with the program …. (Various)

~ STAND YOUR GROUND: No More Political Correctness …. (

~ KATE @ SDA— “Many didn’t seem to display an understanding of feminist logic”; OMigwawd is there anything drearier on earth than militant feminism? …. (sda)

~ A NEW STUDY Proves That Political Correctness is a Mental Disorder …. (

~ OUTWITTING OUR INNER CENSOR— “From ancient Rome to 9/11, jokes have long been a way for humans to fart in the face of conventional logic, expectation and morality” …. (spiked-online)

~ WHY KATHY is still my favourite blogger …. (

~ IT LOOKS LIKE Scottish Catholics in Dire Need of Insensitivity Training …. (

~ TODAY’S Baal worshipers: By Matt Barber …. (walker)

~ MICHAEL COREN: Let’s be more judgemental! “Michael Coren criticizes a modern worldview which seems to embrace being ‘nice’ over being truthful” …. (theinterim)

~ PM HARPER Realistic; CAW Boss Lewenza Delusional; Canada’s 2006 corporate welfare bill: $1300 per taxpayer …. (

~ MOUTH BUT NO MONEY on Proposition 8? …. (proteinwisdom)

~ MUZZLE-AMERICA: “Battle Lines Being Drawn in Fight Over Fairness Doctrine”; Air America Founder Agrees With Rush on Fairness Doctrine …. (pajamasmedia)

~ GOOD RIDDANCE— What Do You Call A $200 Million Cut To CBC Funding? A good start …. (SDA)

~ JUST NEATENING THINGS UP: Brighton, Michigan Bans Speech That Annoys …. (stoptheaclu)

~ COVENANT ZONE: Zuzu’s Petals As Rorschach Test …. (

~ SPEECH CODES 101, By: Sara Dogan– “Free speech is under assault in American universities” …. (frontpagemag)

~ VAMPIRES! Homosexual activists want our government to compel the private sector to help gays date, mate and procreate …. (

~ THE ANCIENT GEEKS.. The Antikythera Mechanism– further discovery …. (SDA)

~ CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS: The Yuri Bezmenov Communist Infiltration and Indoctrination Reality Show 1972! …. (

Nanny State

“So if you all think you have plenty of freedom, there is always next year.”

~ THE EU RESISTS push to limit free speech at UN meeting; Human rights mean nothing amid UN wrongs …. (eyeontheun)

~ MUTE, STIFLE, GAG— Google: Conservative Website Lucianne Harmful To Computers …. (newsbusters)

They’re losing the battle with adults … so they hit the kids

~ LAWLESSNESS as Freedom; and They Cause No Trouble …. (GoV)

~ HUMAN RIGHTS fear delayed trial of British killer: And how many other such cases are there? …. (timesonline)

~ THE INDESTRUCTIBLE beauty of Namrata Nayak …. (crunchycon)

~ UNDER THE SKIN, are we all really the same? Or, are we all really very different from each other? Can we be both the same and different, all at once? Is that really possible? …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ PROP 8 WARS— Fmr. Clinton Prosecutor Ken Starr To Help Defend Prop. 8 Vote; Heads seen exploding as Jerry Brown declares Proposition 8 should be voided by courts’; Attorney General Moonbeam flip-flops on Prop. 8 …. (vARIOUS)

~ THE VILE LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS— The Loathsome Review of Bigotry …. (spectator)

~ CHARLES Dickens would show us how to find Christmas cheer during a recession– By Charles Moore, via the Telegraph …. (walker)

~ MARGARET WENTE: “The year we went kablooey” …. (theglobeandmail)

~ LOSE THE POINTY SHOES, Guys, by Melissa Clouthier: “Have men become a group of feminized, metrosexual elves?” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ MICHAEL TAUBE: Best of the blogosphere (right-wing version) …. (nationalpost)

~ JUDEN, JUDEN, JUDEN! “…isn’t it weird how it has become fashionable to be naive and less worldly… …as evidenced by the drop in percentage of Americans who agreed with the factual statement “the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews”? …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ WHY ARE Canadian Christians cheap, lazy and incompetent? …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE CONSEQUENCES of pathologising social attitudes include moral arrogance, invalidation and backlash. These disorders close the door on dialogue. Let’s cure our language of them …. (theaustralian)

~ NICK PACKWOOD’S ‘Ghost Of A Flea, is certainly not the worst website ever.. are we right? …. (ghostofaflea)

~ CONSCIENCE: “Outgoing Bush Administration Enacts Conscience Protection for Pro-Life Health Care Workers – Can Refuse to Participate in Abortion” …. (lsn)

~ DER SHAIDLE: I make the Best of the Canadian Conservative Blogosphere list …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SOCIETY BUILDS WALL Between Men and Children …. (pajamasmedia)

~ THE BOY CRISIS in Education and the Boy Parent Dilemma …. (glennsacks)

~ RED STAR’S Travers Bemoans Cancelled ‘Air Farce’ …. (

~ THE OH-SO-TEDIOUS “back then women could only become teachers, nurses or secretaries” argument …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ ECOBOTS: Schools Unleash ‘Eco-Kids’ to Badger Their Parents…. Environmental educators want children to “nag, pester, bug, and torment” their elders into a green lifestyle …. (frankfuredi)

~ CLIMATE Scientology Jihad—Obama Names “Aggressive” Climate Scientologist as Science Advisor …. (


~ THE MIGHTY “Obama the Absolver” …. (realbarackobama)

~ TIME: The Interview: Person Of the Year Barack Obama …. (walkers)

~ THE TANTRUM OVER Rick Warren — Is it fauxrage? …. (therealbarackobama)

~ UTTER EVIL: Police Captain invites Islamist linked to WTC bombing to visit Jersey school …. (creepingsharia)

~ ROGER KIMBALL: “Who caused the global economic crisis? (Hint: it wasn’t George W. Bush)” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ OBAMA OFFERS Tip of the Hat to Ordinary American Religiosity, Gay Brownshirts Enraged …. (

~ BROTHERS IN ARMS: Hugo Helps Mahmoud Smuggle Weapons to Syria …. (

~ THE OMESSIAH’S SPECIAL RULES— Document drop: The story behind …. (michellemalkin)

~ MURKY INTEL on Obama’s Intel Picks …. (counterterrorismblog)

~ STUFF WHITE PEOPLE REALLY LIKE: Little Black Dolls They Can Hold in Their Big White Hands …. (americandigest)

~ JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH: The President Elect has “expanded his goals for a massive federal stimulus package”, according to the Washington Post …. (pajamasmedia)

~ GAWKER OBAMA WORSHIPPER deeply concerned that righty bloggers may not be worshipful enough …. (pw)

~ SO MUCH SCUM, SO LITTLE TIME— ACORN Whistleblower …. (proteinwisdom)

~ THE OBAMA lets down the left …. (nationalpost)

~ ONLY 325 INDONESIANS Died at the Haj Pilgramage this Year …. (

~ VIA RBO— Isikoff’s 5 questions for PEBO …. (therealbarackobama)

~ HRH CAROLINE’S caché: Isn’t it interesting that when Sarah Palin, a woman with actual political experience who has run an entire state, was tapped for veep, the media clicked into collective freak-out mode. But when Caroline Kennedy, a woman who has never run for anything, and whose organizational skills run to arranging play dates for her kids, announces she wants to be appointed governor of the great state of New York, the media fawn over her as though she were, well, a Kennedy …. (scaramouche)

~ KENYA-GOV gags Obama relatives– No media contact: ‘We are doing this because we want to ensure better flow of information’ …. (worldnetdaily)

~ E-KNEE TO THE E-GROIN! Facebook jihadist’s shut down …. (creepingsharia)

~ PROPAGANDIST “Tokyo Rose” would be so pleased. Plus Pundita’s “Barack (I’m not a crook) Obama, Nadhmi (I’m not a crook) Auchi, Tony (I’m not a crook) Rezko, and the Democrat (We’re not idiots) leadership” …. (rbo)

~ THE BLIND LOVE AFFAIR OVER? Time Magazine Rips Dear Leader for Selecting Milk Toast, “Obama’s a Very Rational-Sounding Sort of Bigot” …. (Wz)

~ DISGRACED Madoff spends Hannukah with alien! … (fivefeetoffury)

~ VILLAGE VOICE calls bullsh*t on Caroline Kennedy’s resume …. (uppitywoman08)

~ OBAMA presidency: the worst of the worst …. (theinterim)

~ LOUDON: Hilda Solis — Obama Labor Secretary’s Socialist Connections …. (therealbarackobama)

~ ROSETT: “If…Kipling Had Met Blagojevich” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ DEAR SANTA ‘BAMA… All I want for Christmas is …. (

~ MELLOW BARRY— “I’m a Midnight Toker” — Getting Stoned with Barry O …. (


~ POST-MUMBAI Chabad Orphan Lights Hanukkah Candle …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ MUZZLE-EMS: “UN Passes Islamic ‘Defamation’ Measure, But Critics Hail ‘Backlash'” …. (eyeontheun)

~ FESTIVE Philippines: Islamists Hide 81mm Mortar Round Inside Papaya, Intended for Packed Catholic Cathedral …. (Wz)

~ HURRYING TO MECCA— “Clueless clergy enabling sharia: At a time when sharia is rapidly making inroads in the West, one might expect Christian and Jewish clergy to be in the vanguard of warding off a religious law inimical to their interests. But noooo!” …. (scaramouche)

~ DELIGHTFUL Egypt: Christian convert tortured, raped …. (nscott)

~ HELP FIGHT SHARIA: Xanthippa s’plains why and asks you to sign the petition …. (

~ NO DIVORCE For Eight-Year-Old. Bonus: Islamabangable picture …. (dustmybroom)

~ SAUDIS THINK women doctors are “easy” …. (novascotiascott)

~ FRUCTOPHOBIANS! “I know they hate infidels Jews Hindu’s dogs pigs alcohol dancing singing music of any kind or the performance thereof, Christians African Muslims as we see in Sudan but I didn’t realize the religion of peace had a fatwa out on fruit” …. (girlontheright)

~ PRESENTS FOR EVERYONE: OIC Chief Says Goal of UN Resolution is to Make Islamophobia an International Crime; US Envoy Praises OIC, Vows to Boost Ties With Islamic Countries …. (Wz)

~ KINDLY OFFICIALS ALLOW Muslims to Demolish 30 Christian Homes for Stable …. (freerep)

~ FUN-LOVING Mass arrests of Christians in Eritrea …. (novascotiascott)

~ MORE PAVILIONS At Folkfest! The Malmö Intifada …. (sda, GoV)

~ LES QUEBECOIS interviews “That Anglo Jew Galganov” …. (

~ MUZZLE-EMS: The OIC’s “Defamation” declaration could be used by Jihadi Terror networks …. (counterterrorismblog)

~ JIHADIST E-MAIL Invasion Of U.S. and U.K. Universities …. (creepingsharia)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS: The real ‘goldene medina’ for American Jews …. (spectator)

~ EURO JOURNO Sides With Muslim Hate Over BDS Shoe Toss …. (

~ ON THE MUMBAI Conspiracy, By: Joe Kaufman: “Pakistani Muslims have discovered the culprits behind the Mumbai terrorist attacks: the United States and India” …. (frontpagemag)

~ “WAFFLES” Chertoff: “What we’re confronting is an ideological conflict with an extremist world view that I don’t think is an accurate representative of Islam, but uses the language or hijacks Islam for an extremist agenda” …. (

~ THE IRANIAN blogfather: where is he? …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ THE LOVELY & TALENTED Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu…. [has]… been beavering away at the OIC’s pet project, a transparent attempt at across-the-globe censorship of criticism of Islam. It is an attempt that constitutes an assault on the advanced, Western world, whose citizens are being threatened if they dare to exercise their right of free speech about what Ihsanoglu primly and self-righteously calls a “religion” (as if that conferred some kind of special immunity) …. (JiWa)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— “The fifth column of the fourth estate: “The indispensable Walid Phares reflects upon the way in which the useuful idiots of the western media have, in their ineffable ignorance and stupidity, not to mention malice, once again done the jihadists’ dirty work for them in the way they have responded to the bloke who threw his shoe at President Bush” …. (spectator)

~ ANY MUSLIM killed fighting Israel goes to paradise, says MPAC spokesman …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SHARIA! Saudi court says no to divorce for eight-year-old girl …. (JiWa)

~ UNGRATEFUL Muslims “find refuge” in Finland, and work on promoting sharia …. (

~ SORRY, BUT “Nice” won’t stop the jihad: “American Thinker” Bill Warner blows a big, wet raspberry at “niceness” …. (scaramouche)

~ SOB STORIES for Terrorists …. (

~ SCARAMOUCHENESS— “Pretty please can we stop the crazed jihadists from trying to kill us?: These days when it’s under assault, Israel isn’t allowed to actually fight back”; and “Creepy news story of the day: The power that’s preparing to nuke the Jewish state in anticipation of its messiahs’ return (he can’t show up until all the Jews are toast) has, to much fanfare, donated a book to the Japanese city incinerated by the A-bomb” …. (scaramouche)

~ ENCHANTING Pakistan: Christians find Bible burned, note warning they’ll “burn in the fire of hell” and must convert to Islam if they want to “live in peace” …. (JiWa)

~ CANADA’S largest mosque sued for five million. This story explains a lot …. (vladtepesblog)

~ INDONESIA: Christian teacher accused of making “anti-Islamic comment,” Muslims destroy 69 buildings, including 2 churches; Somali jihadists destroying Muslim and Christian shrines …. (JiWa)

~ PAKISTAN: Officials allow Muslims to demolish 30 Christian homes for stables …. (

~ BECAUSE THEY CAIR: Muslim group’s Ibrahim Hooper: Special “Rights” for Muslims? …. (anti-cair-net)

~ MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS Committee UK Spokesman Glorifies Terror, Centre for Social Cohesion Reveals …. (socialcohesion)

~ US POSTAL SERVICE won’t send “any matter containing religious materials contrary to Islamic faith” to overseas military post offices …. (JiWa)

~ VLAD SAYS: “Really excellent speech about sharia in the UK. Please watch and sign the petition” …. (vladtepesblog)

4 thoughts on “Steynianism 300

  1. Merry Christmas to you and the whole the Binks family. Thanks for your indefatigable efforts this past year–and y’asher koach (that’s Hebrew for may your strength be preserved).

    Best wishes,


  2. Hey Binks, I don’t know if you’ve covered this already, but I thought I’d let you know about it. It’s a group that’s just started up on Facebook, by a Facebook friend of mine.

    It’s called Tarek Fatah For The Senate ( ), and it was started after the Toronto Sun nominated Tarek as somebody who should have been appointed by Harper to the senate.

    Anywho, I just thought, as the resident Facebook gatekeeper, that I’d mention it.

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