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Emperor For Life!

~ BACK IN THE DAY (say, a year ago, all the way back to Bush’s Inauguration), there was all sorts of conspirazoid ranting about Dubya’s secret plans to abolish term limits and be president for life.

Those were evidence-free assertions, and come next week, said fever-swamp delusions were completely, terribly wrong. And mean-spirited. And just more of the usual leftist tribal war-hooting: “We Good, Them Badder Than Bads”.

Comes 2009– “House Bill Introduced to Repeal Constitutional Limit on Terms Obama can Serve.” Read the whole thing.

That is, Obama is willing to have this done in his name, so he might be– say, president for 12 or 16 years, or as long as he can keep the party going. Before, it was a theoretical proposal– now that the O-Messiah has come, who will heal the planet, bring world peace, calm our economic storms, and otherwise walk on political water.. why, let’s go there! He will use the excuse of his soft-fascist hero and economic-stimulus idol FDR– even though FDR was a world-war president, and the once-only-ever exception (he served two and a bit terms) broke with the from the start practice of all other American Presidents since George Washington.

Why did Washington and following (as enshrined in the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution) allow term-limits to their power? To avoid any sense of monarchy or dictatorship in the U.S. system, having rejected both in seeking independence from the English King on the one hand, and rejecting the example of the French Revolution and Napoleon on the other.

Sad to say, what liberals accused, they now seem willing to excuse when it’s a member of their political tribe. Will the Obama administration see the end of the U.S. system of President-Courts-Legislature checks-and balances? Will Americans countenance a friendly soft-fascism for 20 years of Glorious Leader Obama? We already know the present chattering classes and much of the U.S. populace are still having multiple O-gasms over the coming reign of The One.

We can only hope that America is not going to step into this abyss, where a dictator is empowered to reshape a whole country in his own image over successive terms, to the exclusion of all other positions, conceptions, and legitimate and constitutional limits. Dictatorship and socialism have been well-tried and failed. The revolutionary tactic of gaining power and then changing the rules to effectively prevent any counter-revolution is also a tried-and-true abuse of institutional power.

And let’s not forget: Obama the coverup-artist has yet to release any of the official records about his life: medical, academic, professional, psychological, publications, college transcripts. Nada. America is about to inaugurate a question mark.. one who allows people to talk about him as if he was a messiah. Sounds like an idiot, or maybe a malignant narcissist.

Sad to say it, but America seems poised to re-invent the square wheel, and find– at unknown cost and suffering– that it will not do: or if made to do, it will not do very well.


google-pendulum~ LAZY LIBERALISM likes to take two ends of the ‘spectrum’ in a debate, pick a middle point, and consider that ‘moderate’. So now we know Obama is a lazy pseudo-intellectual who operates in that way, by his choice of inaugural pray-ers Rick Warren, and his ‘opposite’, the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, the openly gay idiot Gene Robinson. By idiot, I mean: a not very smart nasty party-politicking ingrown ego– prancing in purple– and abusing his authority as Christian leader to play militant sexual politics.

The truth is not subject to debate, polling, or political calculation. Picking arbitrary points in the current state of an issue– especially when so many folks are willing to forbid and blackball opponents from even having their fair say. After all, the current wisdom may be so one-sided to begin with, that you’re picking between far left and extreme left. So on the CBC and other media, ‘balance’ is considered to be, say, having one expert who utterly hates George Bush, and a ‘moderate’ expert who just really dislikes him.

Getting Your Neville Chamberlain On

Of course, by trying to appease everyone, you might end up offending everyone– and after all, he’s only covering his own extreme views in a cloak of ‘balance’. So the militant American gay tribes reject Warren as an infidel against Lavender fascism; orthodox Anglican and Catholics are angry with Obama for choosing Robinson, a gay man living with his ‘partner’, a ceaseless promoter of premarital, extramarital, and sodomitical sexual behaviour. These are not morally equivalent poles in an intelligible debate: they are diametrically opposed moral and existential claims about the nature and purpose of personhood, procreation, gender, sexuality, and a whole lot of other first-principles issues.

So Obama is claiming but not especially showing real courage, only the profound confusion which lies at the heart of modern account of freedom. The especial tragedy is that Mr. Robinson has seen fit to consider himself some kind of oracle of God, speaking a gospel of liberation to his sect, and to the world. He’s a representative of the extremism that is currently metastasizing through the body of Western Anglicanism, in the name of the Gospel of unlimited personal freedom. He’s also a prime example of ‘The love that dares not speak its name™’ as Oscar Wilde once put it, which has mutated become ‘the love that will not shut up and mind its own business™’, and is currently seeking to dominate schools and curricula, law, culture, and public debate.

Long before any militant Muslim learned the high-powered political utility of the word ‘Islamophobia’, the politically super-conscious American same-sex movement was inventing the black-listing debate-stopping idea of ‘Homophobia’– that all criticism of homosexuals or homosexuality was hatred, and therefore illegitimate.

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Handy-Dandy Ideological Tools

So the militants have handed the enemies of Western Civilization one of their most handy-dandy tools, which has silenced many a reasonable debate and sensible critic from even quoting and revealing what it is that Islam actually teaches and does. And did you catch those rainbow flags and Queers For Gaza signage in recent protests on Canadian streets? — people so ideologically blinded that stark staring reality escapes them, that while sodomy as a pastime between otherwise married men may be allowed in some Islamic countries, that hard-line Islamic countries imprison, torture, and execute anybody who is suspected or caught living a ‘homosexual lifestyle’. A triumphant sharia Islamism in the West would mean severe repression of those who engage in same-sex politics and behaviour.

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Such is the tragic idiocy of an Obama, of progressive Utopians and sexual libertarians: they cannot see that their very freedoms flow from our Western principles, grounded on the concept of freedom, tolerance, and the dignity of each person before God, whatever their personal choices or sins may be. That is, in turn, grounded on the merciful love of God known in Christ Jesus, who says to the sinner of whatever sort “Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.” He calls people to follow, he does not coerce them to submit to a theocracy.

That’s the fundamental difference between Islam and Christianity and the Greco-Roman-Hebrew Christianity of the West: Jesus says “Follow Me.” Or, free choice is an essential aspect of what is true and good. Muhammed says “Submit.” Or, Giving in and losing yourself is the best way.

From there flows all the difference.


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~ NOT HAVING THE INSIDER political access of Levant, E., or some of the other bloggers on the issue, I’m just left with semi-edumacated guesses on the peregrinations of Harper, S. in Ottawa, when it comes to cutting back the sprechen polizei at Human Rights Commissions. It would appear that perhaps Harper said one thing to the press recently, whilst something else was happening behind the scenes with the Justice Minister. Having his cake and eating it, too?

In hat respect, the pro-Gaza tantrums of recent days are blessings in disguise: even the most politically blinkered may feel a little tickle in their disused BS-ometer at the spectacle of open Jew-hatred by members of Gay-hating religion in Canadian streets, whilst the HRCs keep themselves busy making miserable the lives of otherwise law-abiding Canadian citizens merely expressing their various opinions on various topics.

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Why no kicking ass and taking names at the Toronto protests? Why no former T.O. mayor Babs Hall (and her lawyered cadres), or Bernie Farber or Warren Kinsella and the infamous Richard Warman, laying down their lives to defend Jews and such? Easy-peasy: pure and gutless fear.

A schoolyard bully takes on the weak and fearful kids, not the biggest and toughest, who just aren’t worth the trouble. So it is in the world of crime, too– and in bullying hyper-bureaucracies of officially sanctioned thought-cops and creeps. Leave it up to the real patriots, the real friends of Jews and free-speech and The West: Kathy, Wendy, Binks, Jason, Ezra, Mark, Kate, Scaramouche, Catfur, Kenneth, John, Robert, Pete, Jay, Nick, Deborah, Darcey, Rob, and all the rest. Much easier: that way you can get the official recognition, paycheques, pensions, and offices, while letting people you abuse and dislike do your dirty work for ya.

Why? Because militant Muslims are scary people, with national and international connections, and a proven track-record of hurt and threat against targets and those who dare stand up to them. That’s why Canada today is an Orwellian Animal Farm, where some pigs are more equal than others, and the HRC-bullies are– in the matter of free speech, at least– aiding and abetting the power of radical Islam over Canadians– including moderate Muslims, Jews, and the rest of us.

Jennifer Lynch and Barbara Hall, and Krista Daley, and John Miller, and the rest of them? Fire Them. Fire Them All. Scrap the Human Rights act, and rewrite it to prevent the kind of bullying abuse and blindly anti-Western bias that we’re now getting.


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~ HAVE YOU NOTICED SOMETHING? Those of you with no lives and who review the comments on FMS & Canucki Jihad will find three sorts of comments: the usual, the extended, and then large chunks of assertion from (often) offshore Muslim folks who’ve come across my evil Islamophobical infidel sites which clearly don’t understand the greatness and perfections of Islam in general, and Muslims in particular. Dirty kuffars— whatcha gonna do?

Rahil Abbas: Your ignorance of Islam is astonishing (my response here)

Rahil Abbas: Okay the reason I said you should follow the religion

Iftikhar Ahmad: Multi-faith Schools (via this link)

Arifin Jusoh: Dear friend

Omar: Hello I would like to invite you to visit our website

Sadly, despite trying to reason with said interlocutors, what comes back is boilerplate, nicey-nice, or beside the point. Of course, if I lived in said Islamical paradises, I’d be up to my ears in lynch-mob or quasi-judicial doo-doo for insulting Islam, the Prophet, or the Koran: but since I’m not, they do a little mild-mannered Da’Wa (preaching to the infidel), trying to properly inform the ignorant infidel about the things he’s obviously wrong about– terribly, terribly wrong.

As I’ve said before, this misses the point. I’ve been a student of most of the world religions for a while, and my question about Islam isn’t “Tell me more, I’m an infidel”, but “Why is your religion true, or not?” Prove it, don’t presume it is true and then assume that I’m stubborn or stupid for disagreeing and having– dare I say it– been received into a more fulsome, coherent, and human religion.

Pondering only gets you so far in faith– after a while you have to ascend on wings of love to get into the greater mysteries of faith– but that’s transcending understanding, not rejecting it. It’s like deciding to marry a particular woman: after a while, weighing pros and cons, her personality, her suitability or whatever else does not mean love, but worldly and selfish calculation: you have to leap into love and marriage as the consummation of self-giving love one to another.

What do Christians– and those freely converted from other religions– find in it that they didd’t find in other religions like Islam? The living Christ, confronting them with a claim and a call– not the dead law of a dead prophet. If Islam is true, it is to be followed, and for no other reason. The same of Christianity, or any other faith. These are claims to ultimate truth, not comforting legends, lies, or ancient habits.

If modern world Islam were less fearful and uncertain and authoritarian, then Churches could be freely built in those nations, and converts allowed to choose their new faith without fear of persecution or death. Saudis demand the freedom to build extremist mosques and schools and Islamic Studies Departments in the West, while not allowing any real religious or intellectual freedom in that kingdom. There’s the dirty little secret behind all those nice emails to this infidel: Islamic theology has little capacity to think, reason, and uphold itself against the claims of philosophy and Christian theology that faith seeks understanding, and that you have to be able to give reasons for the faith that is in you.

And yes, the last concept comes from that much-maligned Book of Books, The Bible, as does most of what is good in Western thought, morality, and basic assumptions about people and the world. Faith seeking understanding (“Fides quaerens intellectum“) is from St. Alselm.

That I want reasons, not coercion at sword-point, means I’m a son of the West. That I want reasonable authority, evidence, and some signs of historicity and proof means I’m a true heir of Greek philosophy, Roman down to earthness, and Hebrew spirituality. Sad to say, despite a brief flowering of Islamic thought in the early Middle Ages, Jihad and intellectual stagnation– or jihadi pseudo-intellectualism– have remained the norm. Averroës was a thousand years ago.

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~ REMEMBER THE Toronto4Israel Rally – Sunday Jan 18th, 1 PM Dundas Square– Woo Hoo! Posters and Flags Provided Gratis – I want one that says Islamists Suck! Or how bout – Is that a rocket in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ HMMMMM— An interesting comment over at Canucki Jihad: “As I poured over the papers i came across a Human Smuggling scam where Jihadists from Pakistan were sent to Saudi Arabia to be Jihadistized in Madrassas and then they moved to the U.K. for awhile , from there they would plan how to get into the USA for Jihad” …. (canuckjihad)

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~ CANADA vs FREE SPEECH: BREAKING NEWS! “”At the request of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice has created a departmental committee to examine section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.” Hmm. An attempt to forestall Jay Currie’s Plan B?” …. (barrelstrength, jaycurrie)

~ THE UNITED STATES OF EMERGENCY— Disaster strikes again …. (ocregister)

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~ SEZ THE EZ: “Jason Kenney is my favourite MP” …. (ez)

~ HAMAS & HEZBOLLAH supporters return to Calgary’s Jewish neighbourhood; Why are the pro-Hamas rallies in Calgary at Glenmore Landing? …. (ez)

~ GET YOUR HATE ON, IT’S OK! Ezra Levant speaks brilliantly on the ‘new normal’ of anti semitism. read, spread …. (vladtepesblog)

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~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— A miracle, yes, thanks to the prayers; What got into them? …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ BREAKING: Liberal-Fascist CHRA Section 13 Now Under Official Review …. (sentinel.blog, sda)

~ CANADA, WHERE “foreign anti-Semitic provocateurs flying terrorist flags” …. (fivefeetoffury)

“What smells over there”? “Motorcycle gangs”??

~ SAYS ROBERT SPENCER: “Hate crime laws are a-coming” …. (jihadwatch)

~ JONATHAN KAY on Yellow Quill, and the folly of aboriginal “sentencing circles” …. (np)

~ SALIL TRIPATHI— If Rushdie deserves free speech, why not Harry? …. (spectator)

~ THE BEST TRIBUTE to Camile Paglia ever (and written by a Toronto gal, too) …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE ROAD to Serfdom …. (rightwingnews)

~ SHAIDLE: “Overheard at the Prime Minister’s office” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ POINT DE BASCULES— Commentaire: Les marches de la haine à Montréal, Toronto et Calgary. Commentaire de Ezra Levant. “Les marches de la haine à Montréal, Toronto et Calgary. Commentaire de Ezra Levant– Ezra Levant rend compte des manifestations pro-Hamas à Calgary. Des manifestations similaires ont eu lieu à Montréal et Toronto. Néo-nazis, partisans du Hamas et du Hezbollah. Slogans appelant à la haine et à la violence envers les Juifs, en présence de concitoyens juifs. La police qui protège les partisans d’entités terroristes illégales au Canada et met en garde la poignée de partisans d’Israël de ne pas « provoquer » les néo-nazis et les antisémites. Ezra propose des actions à prendre, auxquelles nous souscrivons sans réserve. 17 janvier, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis ” …. (pointdebasculecanada.ca)

~ THE USUAL SUSPECTS— Canadian Islamic Congress condemns Canada’s UN vote …. (novascotiascott)

~ WESTERN BANKS Dumping Chinese Investments, Cracking Foundation Of Commie Regime …. (sentinel.blog)

~ THE GAY LOBBY should rejoice at the Pope’s argument that God makes us the way we are …. (spectator)

~ BLARING CATNITS— “The CJC talkin outta both sides of their mouth… When it comes to Sid Ryan I agree with Burny & the CJC but when they aren’t embarrassingly taking credit for the work of others the CJC seems to be talkin outta both sides of their mouth on censorship” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ COME THE NANNY-BASTARDS: “If fat people can’t adopt, who’s to say that drinkers or blacks won’t be next?” …. (spectator)

~ BREAKING! Justice committee to look at Section 13; Still Hope on Section 13? …. (Various)

~ HYPOCRITE-WATCH: Whither Warren Kinsella? …. (girlontheright)

~ AN UPDATE on the mystery of the missing CHRC transcripts …. (walkersunknownthoughts.blog)

~ DOUBLESPEAK: “Why would we adopt a Latin word meaning baby to describe what we already know is a baby in formation? It seems that word-use here is used to minimize the defined organism” …. (bluewavecanada.blog)

~ HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL rebuked by Darfur investigator …. (novascotiascott)

~ DE-BRAINIFICATION: “The decision by the authorities to drop Coleridge from the syllabus of state schools is intended as another nail in the coffin of English literature. He is to be replaced by a person unknown to me but apparently popular on TV quiz shows” …. (spectator)

~ KENNETH HYNEK— Is New Atheism really all that “New”? …. (kennethhynek)

~ CATHOLIC INSIGHT— Repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act!; and Battle for freedom of speech on Calgary campus By Janice Glover and Staff …. (catholicinsight)

~ STUNNING VICTORY for Plan B Party: Government establishes Justice committee to look at section 13 …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ WE’RE NOT SAYING THEY’RE A HAMAS-FRONT, but they certainly sound like sympathizers– “Graphic from The CAF Gaza Bulletin: “It’s only normal that many Canadians, horrified by what has occurred in Gaza, would react strongly, but labelling them anti-Semitic or Muslim extremists is just fear-mongering.” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

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~ POOR HATERS! Catholic Insight exonerated again– “Catholic Insight has received its latest exoneration regarding a string of complaints and actions launched with government bodies by homosexual activists” …. (catholicinsight)

~ CELEBRITY NEUROTIC Rosie O’Donnell too filled with rage to even talk to Ann Coulter …. (MaD)

~ CANADIAN MP Rod Bruinooge: Status quo on abortion not good enough …. (winnipegfreepress)

~ PEOPLE FOR SALE in Canada? …. (novascotiascott)

~ ‘FACILITATING’ LITTLE MINDS: “The Meat and Potatoes of Child Indoctrination” …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ GOV-BEER to go on sale in New Brunswick …. (novascotiascott)

~ A POLYGAMY case in Canada, by Elizabeth Scalia: “In Canada, marriage has already been redefined and is no longer simply between “a man and a woman.”Now comes a case that will touch on freedom of religion up north” …. (insidecatholic)

~ MEMORIES OF EGYPT— Saint Antony of Egypt …. (novascotiascott)

~ SOCIAL COHESION, UK— ‘Jews shouldn’t be attacked for expressing their views in public.’ …. (socialcohesion.co.uk)

~ NSCOTT— Sweatshops are better than garbage dumps; Where Sweatshops Are a Dream …. (novascotiascott, nyt)

~ SOCIALIST PARADISE-WATCH: “Chinese Government to Increase Fines for Violating One-Child Policy”; Chinese Mom Has Son Killed so She Can Have Another Child under One-Child Regime …. (lifesitenews)

~ OH. THE HUMANITY. “As though it isn’t bad enough that everybody in the entire world isn’t granted automatic Canadian citizenship at the moment of their births, the government has gone and made things even more fascist” …. (edwardmichaelgeorge.blog)

~ ENVIRO-INFIDELS! High school students figure out ethanol is a waste, get published in peer-reviewed journal …. (shotgun)

~ UNODOXY— Controlling firearms with bans and restrictions on those least prone to violence is not only a logical fallacy, it’s a proven failed policy…at least the way the UN and it’s gun-phobic NGOs practice the orthodoxy …. (dustmybroom)

~ SLICK WILLIE: Slowing down the economy in order to save the planet is the way forward … at least according to the seventh smartest man on earth; AP continues to market global warming, Billy Mays-style …. (cjunk.blog, directorblue)

~ ORWELLISTAN: “After a week which has seen 11 football fans arrested for alleged homophobic chanting and the royals embroiled in a controversy over racist language, how long before the ‘hate crimes’ vigilantes widen their net still farther?” …. (dailymail)

~ THEODORE DALRYMPLE delivers a Global Warning …. (spectator)

~ AN AWESOME PILOT, and a parcel of guardian angels hard at work: Surveillance Camera Footage of US Airways Jet Ditching in the Hudson …. (ace)

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~ BEHOLD OUR GOD! House Bill Introduced to Repeal Constitutional Limit on Terms Obama can Serve …. (wz)

~ CATHOLIC LEAGUE to Obama: Gay Bishop Robinson is a Slap in the Face to Catholics …. (lifesitenews)

~ JUST LIKE THE BEIJING SHOW-OLYMPICS! D.C. Homeless Being Pushed Out for Inauguration …. (thepeoplescube)

~ AND THE LINCOLN Memorial Coverage Is SOLD! …. (sda)

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~ TERROR ORGANIZATION HONORED GUEST AT OBAMA INAUGURAL— The Muslim Brotherhood will definitely attend the inauguration–as an honoured guest. The National Cathedral? An Episcopal Church joint, where Hizballah-booster and gay-hater Mohammed Khatami was honoured a couple years ago; Washington: Islamists Plan to Release “Peace Doves” to Honor Dear Leader …. (noiri.blog, wz)

~ VICTOR Davis Hanson: Is there reason for so much optimism about the new administration. “Obama: the Great American Hope” …. (.victorhanson)

~ SERMON ON THE HILL— “The Messiah went forth among the people. He had only his waffle, with which He wished to be left alone. But seeing the people in their plenitude, the Messiah multiplied the waffles and the cigarettes, and those in Congress – His disciples – went forth with baskets of the new-found bounty” …. (girlontheright)

~ ED DRISCOLLGleichschaltung Watch– Via the Liberal Fascism blog, some thoughts from Byron York and Jay Nordlinger on all-enveloping corporate Obama worship …. (ed)

~ TREASURY NOMINEE Geithner held to a lower standard than even an entry-level IRS employee …. (directorblue.blog)

~ COMRADES! Welcome to Obamagrad! …. (uppitywoman08)

~ FEDS BECOME Largest Shareholder In Bank Of America …. (eddriscoll)

~ HAMES DELINGPOLE says that the President-elect is horribly reminiscent of Tony Blair in 1997. He may be a fantastic guy, and look great, but he will bring a ragbag of scuzzballs, communists and eco-loons to power with him …. (spectator)

~ STIMULUS? “Read it and weep. Or drink. Or drink, then weep” …. (ace)

~ SCHEMING THE CADRES— Obama Mulling Turning Army of Supporters Into His Own Private FEMA; Obama For America Becomes Organizing For America; Organizing for America or Obama 2012? …. (ace, rbo)

~ DR. HELEN: “So, next time your liberal friends start dissing those “greedy Wall Street guys”–just remind them that they are now in short supply and guess what? They were the ones paying for many of those social, mental health and other programs that you loved so much” …. (drhelen.blog)

~ JIHADIST— Al-Jazeera Inks Deal to Syndicate Nightly News Program Across America …. (Wz)

~ YOUR DEMOCRAT MASTERS– “Hypocrisy: Pro-Choice Females to turn over Control of their Bodies to ‘Federal Health Board’ Bureaucrats” …. (directorblue.blog)

~ DEAR LEADER! “All I could think of, as I was staring at the crowd around me, was the cult of personality accorded Kim Jong-Il. There, too, children mindlessly parrot their great leader’s words, as the audience, kept in control by guns, torture and starvation, also accords the performers rapt and reverent attention. Creepy, creepy, creepy …. (rightwingnews)

~ MINUS BUSH DERANGEMENT SYNDROME, Here’s What Victory Looks Like; and “MSM’s/Liberals’ (BIRM) Volte Face on Gitmo: All of a sudden, ‘Gosh it’s so complicated to close Guantanamo Bay‘” …. (cjunk.blog, ACE)

~ DEPRESSIONIZING— “Once you step outside of “progressia” and talk to economists who haven’t cut their teeth on academic revisionism, you find that there are those who believe that the longterm pain of the Great Depression was caused specifically by Government intervention”; Time to Clean Out the Dow …. (cjunk.blog)

~ REPORT: Obama Plans to Make Life Easier for al-Qaeda, Will Ban the CIA From Using Harsh Interrogations and Closure of Their “Black Site” Prisons …. (Wz)

~ PAGING THE MESSIAH— “Two more bank failures”; More carnage, more government aid …. (bailoutsleuth)

~ THE OBAMA Tells Daughters: I Did It for The Children™; Obama inauguration to be the most expensive celebration! …. (thepeoplescube)

Jihad

“One might argue that supremacy is inherent in Islam, inasmuch as it claims to be the one true religion and (unlike some other faiths, such as Judaism) seeks converts. But the same is true of Christianity, which has largely made peace with secular modernity and religious pluralism. Reconciling Islam with religious pluralism is a task for Muslims. Combating Islamic supremacist movements is one for non-Muslims and nonsupremacist Muslims alike.”

~ James Taranto ~

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~ SEND HIM A NOTE! Calgary MP condemns pro-terrorist rallies in Canada.. kennej@parl.gc.ca …. (dustmybroom, sentinel.blog)

A Long list of terror attacks thwarted by Bush admin since 9/11

~ MICHAEL COREN: Israeli troops and a double decaf …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ CALLING FOR GENOCIDE In Your Neighbourhood, by Robert Spencer: “Calling for Genocide In Your Neighbourhood– At rallies in America and abroad this week, protesters have said they would be happy if the Jews were wiped out once and for all.” …. (humanevents)

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~ WHAT’S GOT MORE Courage Than a “Progressive” Peacenik? An acid burned young women … that’s what …. (cjunk.blog)

~ OBAMA’S Palestinian pal, Rashid Khalidi, on the War in Gaza …. (rbo)

~ INDONESIA: Islamists Force Country’s Only Synagogue to Close, Threaten to Drive out any Remaining Jooooos …. (Wz)

~ COWERING— Europe’s Estrangement from Israel: By distancing itself from the Jewish state, Europe seeks to deflect the anger of its Muslim population …. (frankfuredi.com)

~ COURTNEY LOVE Gives Portion of Nirvana Record Sales to Support Israel …. (ace)

~ TARANTO @ WSJ: ‘Islamic Supremacy’– The solution to a conundrum of language and policy …. (wsj.com)

~ CAN YOU SAY “BOYCOTT”? Vodaphone, Sony Ericsson to carry al-Jazeera’s jihad news …. (creepingsharia)

~ IRAN GREEN-LIGHTS ‘escalation’. Fears Hamas will be severely damaged if truce not reached; Ismail Haniyeh and the Hamas Gangsters Are Scared …. (therealbarackobama)

~ ROBERT FULFORD on the disproportionate criticism of Israel’s self-defence; David Frum: The danger of talking to terrorists; George Jonas: Israeli apartheid and the Albanian-speaking bears; David Frum: tender moments at Hamas HQ …. (nationalpost)

~ U.S. SANCTIONS senior al Qaeda members sheltering in Iran …. (creepingsharia)

~ RELIGION OF.. British Islamists Sending Threatening Text Messages to Families of Israeli Soldiers …. (wz)

~ TURKEY: Antisemitism Gets Out of Control …. (americanthinker)

~ PRO-HAMAS Supporters Rampage In Nice, France …. (covenantzone.blog)

Arab-Americans look to Obama — on al-Jazeera

~ WASHINGTON REPORTERS Call Israeli FM Tzipi Livni a “Terrorist” and a “Murderer” During DC Press Conference…(Update) Video Added! …. (wz)

~ THE ARABIC HILL-BILLIES: “The Ballad of the House of Saud: There’s news that the economic downturn has cost the oily Arab states plenty of dough-re-mi. But as Elly Mae used to say to Jed when she was bringing another critter to play near the see-ment pond, “Don’t worry, Pa, there’s plenty more where this came from.” …. (scaramouche)

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~ REWIND, REPEAT— 2006 all over again: Israel to give up, Hamas to keep fighting …. (JiWa)

~ AL-BEEB: “Hamas Storms BBC Offices in Gaza and Uses Them to Fire Rockets at Israel….Says Nothing” …. (Wz)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “On fire: In these tough economic time, it’s good to know there’s at least one sector that can count on doing a booming business–the folks who manufacture Israeli flags” …. (scaramouche)

~ PAGING GLORIA STEINEM: First female mayor in Afghanistan says women’s rights are getting worse …. (JiWa)

~ APPARENTLY CNN is pushing a poll showing that 66% vs. 33% of Americans favor “Palestine” over Israel in the war in Gaza …. (covenantzone.blog)

~ VIA VLAD— “Why they fight and why we are not. A clarification urgently needed” …. (vladtepesblog)

~ REMINDER: Christian convert blogger arrested in Saudi Arabia …. (novascotiascott)

~ THE BROTHERS from another planet: And speaking of the delusional, the Tehran Times high-fives a bunch of L.A. tribe members (including some who hail from far-out asteroid Neturei Karta) who are helping further Mahmoud and the mully- bullies’ Jewlimination scheme …. (scaramouche)

~ THE LEFT’S ASSAULT on Language Mirrors and Supports the Islamic Assault on Female Genitals [warning: graphic photo] …. (colonelrobertneville.blog)

~ THE SHAIDLE— “Dear belligerent Muslims: If we stupid infidels keep “misunderstanding” you, maybe it’s because you don’t talk right” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ IRAQ: Christians tortured, murdered …. (jihadwatch)

~ SMELLS YELLOW— “What’s that smell?: You would think that the sight of angry mobs of Jew-haters on the streets of Canadians cities channelling angry mobs of Jew-haters in, say, Medieval Saxony would elicit a degree of consternation in the media and other quarters” …. (scaramouche)

~ SPECIAL RULES IN ENGLAND! Muslims want exemption from parking regulations …. (nscott)

~ ON TALKING BEARS and non sequiturs: Prefacing his National Post column with an anecdote about an Albanian chap who shot and killed a Kodiak bear at a Toronto zoo because he thought he overheard it and the other bears plotting (in Albanian) to take over the world, George Jonas divides today’s pundits into two categories: the delusional, and the sane but clueless …. (scaramouche)

~ “PEACE” Protests in London & London; Fighting Extremists by Ignoring Them …. (am770chqr)

~ NO-GO-ZONAGE: Netherlands: “Moderate” Muslim pol calls for Muslims-only district of Amsterdam …. (jihadwatch)

~ HAMAS’ GREATEST HITS: Now for a limited time you can still listen to MEMRI’s compilation of Hamas sound bites, a thrilling assortment of deranged rants shrieked by members of one of the most famous jihadi terrorist groups on the planet. Snap your fingers in time to “Death to the Jews!” Mambo to the sultry Latin rhythms of “Death to America!” …. (scaramouche)

~ MALAYSIAN officials linked to human trafficking …. (novascotiascott)

~ FEEL THE VILEOUSITY! Hamas’s Kampf: Naomi Klein, Judy Rebick, Sid Ryan: just a few of the folks who hate Israel and see it as being more or less equivalent to—and maybe even a good deal worse than—Hamas, an organization which takes its cues on genocide and Judenhass from the Third Reich …. (scaramouche)

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