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The Evil One Incarnate

“The joy is almost indescribable. No President’s exit in living memory – perhaps Harry Truman’s – has generated such glee from the media as that of the Younger Bush. Bush Derangement Syndrome became a cliché sometime in mid-2003.”

~ Publius ~

~ FAREWELL, MR. PRESIDENT: you may not have been the leader of my nation, but you were the leader of our world, in impossible times, and despite the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and tribal contempt and conspiracy theories and every kind of slander. May history judge you more gently and fairly than a lot of your own thankless citizens did; may your genuine mistakes and misleadings be tempered by the passage of time; may your overweening successor learn humility of his office before being taught it more painfully at the hands of his enemies.

Thank you, Mr. President: may God bless and keep you and yours, and bless America now, and in the days to come– because after all is said and done, she is a force for good in the world. ~


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~ THE STIMULUS? I honestly think it’s a cash-grab and a power-grab by Western elites, and not much a save-the-world from 1929-redux. ‘Money will solve the problem’?… it’s the 1970s all over again, soft-fascism, government and society crippling debt to be paid by some imaginary people not all of whom are even born yet. As various observers have noted, if it were going into real investments, needed infrastructure, nuclear power plants, new oil refineries, and other good ideas, it would at least actually help us and decades to come. But Wall Streeters, bureaucrats and hands-out NGOs doing more of he usual? Might as well be shovelling it into an incinerator, and using the heat to forge silver shackles for our kids and grandkids.

That O-Messiah To Come gets his crown tomorrow is like a load of craptacular crap-frosting on a crap-cake. He’s right there in the hard-socialist mainstream, and will– like the Clintons before him– enable crazy programs with unimaginable consequences for generations to come: can you say unsecured mortgages? A democratic idea, whose implosion caught us all in this downturn which all of a sudden needed a stimulus.

Sound familiar? It’s the normal outcome of progressive utopianism: doing something stupid with good intentions, imagining magical outcomes.. and then doing it all again in the face of all contrary evidence. Can you say easy divorce? Birth prevention? Heavy government debt? Abortion as contraception? Muzzling people in the name of freedom? No holding the gay community in any way accountable for the spread of AIDS, and the death of 1/2 million North Americans?

All we can hope is that King Obama is either another Jimmah Carter, or a better man than his past words and deeds and friendships signify. We must support the office of American President, even if the occupant is manifestly a soft-fascist doofus– a loyal opposition is one of the many blessings of the democratic system, and since we’re all tempted to worship power and governments these days, O-Bamanism will be a salutory cure for loving Leviathan, trusting in godless power, and all the temptations of Utopianism. Let’s ‘hope’ and pray that his good deeds are magnified, and his bad ones minimized.

After all, as Jesus said to Pontius Pilate, or St. Paul said to Christians under persecution from a pagan emperor, all power ultimately comes from above: God rules over all by providence, infinite power and wisdom, and love. Obama is apparently pleased by adulation, worship, and the blasphemy of being considered messianical– yet he is not God: the Lord and his faithful have the last laugh, and know that worldly power passes away, and it is gone, if it is not founded on greater things than tribal power, and seeks nothing higher than the feeding-trough.

Where is Ozymandias? Chengis Khan? Nebuchadnezzar? Xerxes? The Norman Kings of Sicily? The Hapsburgs? The Bourbons? ~


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~ GAZA WAR? All better now! Iran will send more goods via Egyptian smuggling tunnels and other means, Hamas will rebuild, get more sorry-money from the world-community and NGOs, and the status quo of Israel with missiles pouring into its towns and villages will continue. The real solution is obvious, but nobody wants to piss off the militant Muslim world, cuz they’re wimps, and making money selling stuff, and feeling good supporting allegedly helpless refugees. So the Palestinians continue in their mafia-run prison camps, with no hope of real peace or a future, serving Iran and the enemies of the West as proxies & puppets for decades more.

It’s an open sore, with a host of scab-pickers hard at work. There’s a reason the Soviets cynically supported the Israeli declaration of independence in 1947: it would be a hotspot for years to come. Now, the UN, the EU, and the Middle East are all playing the same cynical game for their own range of reasons, just as Europe sold goodies to Saddam’s Iraq (bunkers, weapons, reactor components). Actual peace would leave a lot of people poorer, and looking or a fight. The Middle East generally is being treated like a drug-addict, and Western money, weapons, and short-sighted geo-politics are the drugs.

Seizing Lebanon and The West Bank and Gaza, de-weaponizing them, and setting up actual international rule and supervision so the people and not the militants and Jihadis were given a chance is all too simple. First, we have to get the Western willpower to do it. ~

Binks


~ THANKS TO ALL THE TWITS out there on Twitter for signing up to my feed. [ @binkswebelf ]. I’m probably not using it right, yet, but will get more zoned in on updates and news and such once I make more time and get used to said Twittering. ~

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Mark Steyn

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~ MARK STEYN gets all the best hate mail …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ STEYN ON the O-bots’ neo-monarchical prostrations …. (Steyn)

~ JEW-BAITING, THEN AND NOW— They’ll get you coming and going – plus Give peace a chance; The world is flattened; Everybody’s fault but yours; and Six of one, half a dozen of the other …. (Steyn)

Ezra

~ MAHER ARAR, liar, sez Ezra …. (ezralevant)

~ JUST WHO IS PAYING for the Hamas hate marches in Canada? …. (ezralevant)

~ JENNIFER LYNCH, international embarrassment …. (ezralevant)

~ SEZ EZ— Jason Kenney is my favourite MP …. (ezralevant)

FreeSpeechers

~ FRESH GYASPONGE— Dr. Sanity explains why I feel so uncomfortable; Interesting story on Christian culture and the EU; Heh heh heh William Ayers blocked from getting into Canada; Andrea Mrozek on why polygamy is a BAAAAD idea; Welcome to Obamanation!; Don’t stop blogging, Howard!; Is “Death to the Jews!” okay if it’s in Arabic?; Can we stop it? We must try; Campaign rhetoric? …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ 2 YEARS LATER: CHRC Looks at Complaint by Catholic Who Sought to Divert Union Dues over Same-Sex “Marriage” …. (lsn)

~ HMMMM— ‘It’s pretty hard to justify why gay marriage is OK and polygamy’s not’. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so. We told you so …. (dustmybroom)

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

~ DEAR TORONTO: You can have ‘diversity’ or you can have ‘tolerance’. Not both. Much like the eternal tension between ‘freedom’ and ‘equality’ …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ HOWARD ROTBERG: ‘I will be ending my blog at the end of the month’ …. (fivefeetoffury)

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~ WENDYNESS— Brass Balls Radio: Smart Girl Edition …. (girlontheright)

~ NOT SO GOOD to know…some Human Rights Commissions don’t end at the 49th …. (MaD)

~ THE CHRC apparently washes its hands of the whole affair and is not interested in defending its own rulings …. (MaD)

~ EVEN MORE Not so good to know…some Human Rights Commissions are even bigger asses than our own …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ IRONICALLY, Sid “I don’t hate Yids” Ryan gets one thing right in his latest whitewash …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ THE HRCs spread their tentacles in Australia …. (shotgun)

~ LACK OF PATERNAL COMMITMENT a key factor in decision to abort …. (novascotiascott)

~ EVIL SCUMBAG BILL AYERS turned back at Canadian border! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ FILED UNDER fur trade: Canadian p0rn producer on ‘homegrown p0rn’ …. (dustmybroom)

~ SHAIDLE— “This year’s MLK holiday should be the last” …. (5fof)

~ IGGY’S JIGGY— Tax cuts, anyone? No thanks, says the new Liberal leader …. (am770chqr)

~ THE CJC TALKIN’ outta both sides of their mouth (again) …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ MIDDLE EARTH’S Civil Rights Movement …. (ghostofaflea)

~ SEX-ADDICTS Despise Catholic Church for Her Teachings …. (socon.ca)

~ WHAT DO 1979 and 2008 Have In Common? I’ll give you a clue: Al Gore’s soul is made of it! …. (cjunk.blog)

~ SO YOU TRUST IPCC Earth Temperature Measurements …. (cjunk.blog)

Obysmal

“This is emotional excess that disguises a severe, disabling anxiety; an anxiety that has been tenously held in check by the psychological denial that came before. It is as if the bizarre national depression the media have been hyping for the last eight years suddenly flipped into a full-blown mania–with all the euphoria, grandiose ideas and plans, delusions of grandeur, wildly impulsive spending, irritability and inappropriateness one sees in an acute manic episode.”

~ Dr. Sanity ~

~ FAREWELL Mr. President; End of the Road …. (dailybayonet.blog, girlontheright)

~ SPENCER: Obama selects a Muslim with ties to Hamas to pray at the inauguration; Obama will seek to reassure Muslims alienated by Bush; Muslim Brotherhood affiliate to lead prayers at the National Cathedral during Obama’s inauguration …. (JiWa)

~ READY, SET… “Lawsuit Launched to Quash Bush Administration’s Freedom of Conscience Regulation” …. (lifesitenews)

~ ANTI-ISRAEL PROF claims access to Obama. President-elect long minimized ties to radical Palestinian activist …. (rbo)

~ SHAIDLE— “Somebody farted. (I’m guessing the Mormon…)” …. (fivefeetoffury)

How Much I Smile and Love Should Not Depend on the President

~ THE PSEUDO-HERO OF THE ERSATZ REVOLUTION— “These days, Obama worshippers file two kinds of columns. The first school is well-represented by Ezra Klein, the elderly bobby-soxer of The American Prospect: “Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate. They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history” …. (steynonline)

~ PROOF THAT Liberals Worship Gods …. (cjunk.blog)

~ HOLD THE Stimulus; The Stimulus Contrarians …. (cjunk.blog, am770chqr)

~ BARACK OBAMA’S pal Bill Ayers turned back at Canadian border; Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff channels his inner Obama …. (dustmybroom)

~ IS THERE NOTHING That Hip Hop Can’t Do? …. (sda)

~ MAD MONEY— “And What Do We Have To Show For It?” The Nuclear Opportunity Before The New President …. (hughhewitt)

~ JAMES FULFORD on MLK and Obama …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ CAREER OPTIONS for the New Economic Reality …. (girlontheright)

~ CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE? Sentences Commuted: Border Cops Ignacio Ramos And Jose Compean; Terrorist and senior Obama advisor turned back from Canada border …. (sda, MaD)

~ CATFUR— We looked out onto the Rose Garden one last time, before the new guy starts using it to grow marijuana for his unicorn …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

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~ Y2KYOTO: And Just In The Nick Of Time! Barack Obama has only four years to save the world …. (sda)

~ HOPE THAT Obama will shut up annoying Canada …. (dustmybroom)

~ INVITATION to participate in “ChangeCamp” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ AND ON THE Seventh Day; The One Rested …. (cjunk.blog)

Jihad

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~ WORMTONGUE-WATCH: Tariq Ramadan to speak in Vancouver — Via the BC Muslims’ Website– says Jago “The debate that Ramadan provokes among non-Muslims is mostly about his so-called ‘forked-tongue’ – i.e. his apparent habit of saying one thing to western listeners, and another to Muslims. Here Christopher Hitchens discusses Ramadan and some of his other provocative acts”. Dude even has a bad enough reputaton that there’s a book: “Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan” by Caroline Fourest …. (Various)

~ OOPSIE DAISIES: “Accused terrorist Omar Khadr identified Maher Arar as someone he recognized from an al-Qaida-run “safe” house in Afghanistan, an FBI agent testified in a Guantanamo Bay military commission Monday”; Poem for a tortured soul: Is Maher Arar laughing all the way to the bank? Could be; The reason Maher Arar is still on that US no-fly list; Arar Bombshell …. (Various)

~ TARIQ RAMADAN’S Two-Faced Islam. “The West Is the Land of Conquest” …. (JiWa)

~ OH, THOSE BRAVE BUDDHISTS— Hey, thanks for ****in’ coming out, Dalai Frickin’ LAMA!! …. (shaidle)

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~ WHO WILL save the Palestinians? …. (jaycurrie)

~ WHY SECULAR ARABS are unmoved by the plight of Hamas …. (jihadwatch)

~ DHIMMI WATCH: Tariq Ramadan Exposed …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ BRITS’ TRUE COLOURS (i.e. green, like the Hamas flag): Melanie Phillips reports on the spiralling Judenhass in the U.K., spurred on by the Gaza invasion …. (scaramouche)

~ DANIEL PIPES— Why Revoke Tariq Ramadan’s U.S. Visa? …. (danielpipes.org)

~ SAUDI PERFIDY! Oily royal sheds crocodile tears for the jihad’s cannon fodder: The latest Wahhabi to head up the House of Saud has pledged $1 billion to help Hamas rebuild its devastated infrastructure …. (scaramouche)

~ MORE Robert Spencer links on Tariq Ramadan …. (google)

~ TORONTO for Israel Rally; Photos from pro-Israel rally in Toronto …. (dustmybroom, 5fof)

~ IDENTITY THEFT: In the grip of a pathological delusion that they are the “new” Jews, while the Jews are the “new” Nazis, the Palestinians invite you to come visit the Palestinian Holocaust Museum …. (scaramouche)

~ MUSLIM HYPOCRITE murders sister in “honour” killing …. (novascotiascott)

~ WHITE FLAG— “Arab language and civilization is to be taught in French schools. Remember everything positive I have ever had to say about Nicolas Sarkozy?” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ KATE @ SDA— “An elderly Jewish friend from London” …. (sda)

~ BOMB FOUND outside Chabad House in Florence, Italy …. (JiWa)

~ PAKISTAN: Christian extremists threaten girls’ education … no, wait …. (novascotiascott)

~ SURPRISE! “Moderate” Muslim in British government turns out to be a jihadist! …. (JiWa)

~ YESTERDAY’S pro-Khadr rally outside Toronto’s US Consulate …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ ASSIMILATED, but not Moderate …. (girlontheright)

~ THE HAMAS PARTY is all about killing Jooze; Hamas declares “great victory” after Israeli cease-fire …. (oneandonlyshootingstar.blog, JiWa)

~ PAKISTAN’S ISI training women in the arts of jihad and terrorism; UN: Pakistan demands end to Israel’s “ongoing campaign of terror and abominable crimes” …. (JiWa)

~ FENRIS— “I sat there, listening. I watched the images on CBC. I listened to people cheer when the CBC hoped they would weep. When the school was bombed, people said, dont put your arsenals in schools. When the CBC announcer sniffled at the rubble of the holy place, people laughed at him, like he was a turd on a stick, because the holy place had been blasphemed with an ammunition storage place” …. (dustmybroom)

~ JEWBUCKS? London: Jihad declared against Starbucks?; London: 120-200 “youth” raid and loot Starbucks during “Israel protest” …. (JiWa)

~ NETANYAHU On the Cease-fire; “Immediately following Olmert’s announcement, Hamas fired eight missiles at Israel.” …. (hughhewitt)

~ THE TROUBLESOME Zafar Bangash; Islamist Scumbag Zafar Bangash escalates war of words …. (am770chqr, catfur)

~ U.S. WAR COLLIJ member insists Islam does not “promote kidnappings, beheadings and other unlicensed hostile actions” …. (JiWa)

If you refuse to take up the sword
you can still die on one. These are free women.

~ INDIA PREPARING to “take actions on its own” in Pakistan …. (jihadwatch)

~ MOLOCH REVISITED: Muslim child sacrifice in Gaza…. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE LEFT Get It Wrong On Palestine …. (dustmybroom)

~ PICTURES that are worth a thousand (often misspelled) words …. (JiWa)

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~ ELMASRY & CO.— CIC Says: Nothin to see here, move along… Ain’t no such thing as Islamist Terrorism …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ PEACE-LOVING Hamas “executes” fellow Palestinians, Torturing Fatah Members; Surprise! Jihadists fire rockets into Israel despite unilateral ceasefire …. (JiWa)

Sunday Propaganda Film

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