~ FLUSH RUSH? I was a Dittohead early on, but not kept up lately until the recent Obama declaration of unperson against conservative media-star Rush Limbaugh. Bombast? Yup. Drug issue? Whatever. Fact-checker and hilarious idol-shover extraordinaire? Oh yeah.
Remember the Binky-dictum: Progressive Utopianism is a substitute religion. Since humans are worshipping creatures, if not God, then we will put our ultimate hope and trust in something else– usually, in the Untied States, whatever the Demoncratic Party is currently selling as the latest cure-all. When the Party leaders switch to another panacea, watch the eyes glaze momentarily as the former cure-all goes out the window, and the new cure-all goes on the pedestal for devotion and vicious defence at all costs. It’s like trying to keep track of the latest contenders for the throne of the Byzantine Empire, back in the day.
So The Obamessiah (pbuh) knows that balloon-burster Rush and his hateful Followers Of Hate have been a thorn in the side of unreality for twenty years, and now that he is both Lefty tribal chief and main object of devotion, it’s no wonder that Rush must be flushed by hook or crook. The muzzle-law called ‘The Fairness Doctrine’ is all about shutting up Rush and the wide field of like-minded and effective media-conservatives who have sprung up in his wake.
Thing is, failed comedian and conservative-hater Al Franken tried– to the last penny of other people’s money– to make his boring and now-defunct Air America the anti-Rush network. Thud. NPR radio, the Democratic party, and most U.S. media outlets all retail forms of progressive utopianism. Rush brings talent, humour, and facts to the debate, where too many leftists bring slander, innuendo, smear, and repeating lies to the debate. Debate? No thanks, let’s just shut up conservatives all together, so one voice and one view can rule the public square. This would be liberal fascism, not true liberalism– but that distinction is supposed to be silenced, too.
Just like the one-sided uproar over Islamists versus Geert Wilders, this secular jihad means to cast aside Western principles, democracy, intellectual freedom, and impose an unquestionable progressive utopian order, not up for discussion or loyal opposition.
So much for the dignity of difference, or the idea that people of good will can legitimately disagree with the ruling power, or each other, and still be citizens in good standing. As the Pope pointed out in his controversial remarks at Regensberg (remember the anti-Pope riots?) militant secularists and militant Islam are both enemies of freedom and reason, both seek to exclude serious Christianity from the public square, and are squaring up for a battle to the death over the future of the West.
Sad to say, a benevolent or a jihadist dictatorship amounts to the same thing, when it comes to equality, freedom, dignity of the person, and government serving the governed, and not vice-versa.
We told ya so.
A reading from the Book Of Economic Lamentations, chapter 2, beginning to read at the 1st verse.
And the fashioning of the golden pig was in this wise.
And the people clamoured for a idol, like unto the one in the land of FDR, and New Deal, and cried unto the prophet Obamaniah, saying Make us a golden idol!
And Obamaniah the prophet did as the people commanded, and collected their gold and silver, and their children’s gold and silver, and even their children’s children’s gold and silver unto the fourth generation, and did fashion unto them an glistering idol in the form of a pig, and lo, it was very great. And the people fell down and worshipped it, and did rise up, to play, and spent all their divers treasures that the Lord had given unto them.
Then came unto them some people of a poor nation, beseeching them for help, for their need was very great. And Obamaniah saith unto them, Uh, sorry, but, uh, we spent it all on, uh, stuff. And the poor did depart, cast down in their hopes.
Then the denizens of Turtle Bay, whose number is as the sand on the sea, did come also unto Obamaniah, and saith unto him There has been great trouble and affliction: give unto us liberally to render help them, as you did aforetime! And Obamaniah did say Uh, well, we have none to spare. And the denizens of Turtle Bay did weep, and gnash their teeth, and departed again unto their own place.
Then came unto Obamaniah a number of his own people, who had given of gold and silver unto the making of the great pig, asking for some of the gold and silver back, for oft did they come to feed upon their rulers, like as a calf doth suckle a cow.
But Obamaiah looked unto them with great smugness, and saith unto them: Uh, you made me build this, and said unto me, uh, Make us a golden idol! like unto the one in the land of FDR, and New Deal. Uh, behold, the giant pig has taken all you have, and that of your children, and our children’s children, even unto the fourth generation. We shall have to pay again to buy the gold and silver back from the pig, which once we did freely give, for the great price thereof is now owed unto foreign money-changers.
And lo, there was much sorrow in the land, and regret, and wailing, and the folly of the fathers and mothers was indeed visited upon their children, and children’s children, and the nation was laid waste, and the bear did slay the bull, and Obamaniah shrugged, and did shift blame unto the people.
Then said the people unto Obamaniah, Lo, now we seest thou art no prophet at all, and hath taken thine own people to profit thereby. Go forth from this land, and afflict us no more.
Here Endeth The Lesson.
~ REMEMBER— Modern Jihad is also about retruthing the past; erasing the evidence, documentary and archaeological. Add to that a people with as long a memory as the Turks, and you have a unique series of crimes against humanity and history. Ancient churches and graveyards and monasteries? Gone. Down to the foundations and beyond. We’re talking standing things, made to vanish by earth-moving equipment, and that is deliberate government policy. In Eastern and Southern Turkey (formerly Cilicia), where Armenians once lived, built towns and churches and monuments and buried their dead. Erased.
No wonder there are shades of Turks in Tolkein’s Orcs and Uruk-Hai: destroyers and usurpers, in the service of jihad and violent ‘finders, keepers’.
The same threat faces Europe, should Islamists get serious: unique buildings, documents, ‘insulting’ sculpture or art, all of it faces destruction, repurposing, plunder.
We Bin Warned.
~ BOUGHT & PAID FOR? Up to his neck in oily shekels: Quel dommage! George Mitchell may never get to be U.S. envoy to the Mideast again. His ability to act as an “honest broker” may have been compromised by his law firm’s precipitously one-sided associations in the region. And don’t get me started on that case of the Dubai boy camel jockeys …. (scaramouche)
~ UMM.. TALKING ABOUT ‘GOING RETRO’! — The Amazing Return of Attila the Hun …. (cjunk.blog)
~ STEYN REACTS to Kinsella’s ‘Chinese people eat cats’ post with great rejoicing …. (steynonline)
~ THE NATION AS COMPANY TOWN: Britain out-Soviets the Soviet …. (nationalreview)
~ PEDICURES AND WIMPINESS? “Victor Davis Hanson recently concluded that “the generic American male accent” was dying out and had been replaced with something affectedly “metrosexual” with “a particular nasal stress, a much higher tone than one heard 40 years ago”.. yup, try whining “This. Is. Sparta!” or “Do ya feel lucky, punk?” in that sensitive new age guy mode.. massive manliness fail …. (steynonline)
~ PATRICK RUFFINI: “The Times should pick Rush Limbaugh… If not Rush, then Steyn or Lileks…” …. (thenextright)
~ VIA EZRA— Salim Mansur’s column …. (ezralevant)
~ REVISIT: Calgary court bans Syed Soharwardy, Nagah Hage, from Jewish mall …. (ezralevant)
~ THE GYAPONG— The Anchoress rounds up reaction to Obama’s first interview …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ MORE TYRANNY of Nice excitement …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ COMPANIES ARE PEOPLE, TOO— “Political “progressives” may want to re-think their beloved post-modern notion of “human rights”. Several British companies are invoking human rights to claim they were unfairly deprived of profits and competitive advantage” …. (novascotiascott)
~ SHINY NEW University of Calgary Jackboots: Back for Another Go …. (socon.ca)
~ DOES IDENTITY trump safety?: Maybe. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal is hearing the complaint of Sikh who was told he’d have to remove his turban and wear a hard hat if he wanted to retain his job with Home Depot …. (scaramouche)
~ A NEW BOOK, The God Question, is a response to the rise of secular absolutism in the public square …. (hughhewitt)
~ CATFUR— Canadian Human Rights Commission “Stakeholder” Canadian Arab Federation at it again… Khaled Mouammar, president of Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) …The BBC is “mouthpiece of the Jewish Lobby” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ OFF THE FAINTING-COUCH! “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted” …. (sda)
~ SUDDENLY, Pro-life gets hip in new campaign …. (hotair)
~ WHO KNEW? Stopping an aboriginal from stealing your car with your children in it is a hate crime sez, Nahanni Fontaine …. (MaD)
~ LEVIATHAN-WATCH: “BC court orders church to reinstate expelled members” …. (novascotiascott)
~ DUST MY BROOM— So how long is this recession supposed to last anyways? …. (dustmybroom)
~ CHICK FIGHT! Lezzies take on a Muslima in this latest edition of “Human Rights Victims Gone Wild”; When special victim groups collide. The equivalent? Western doctors who won’t help fat people, smokers, retards, and so on …. (bcf, scaramouche)
Not as think as you drunk he was?
~ PICK ANY TWO— Democracy, Immigration, Multiculturalism …. (sda)
~ NSCOTT NOTES Social engineering in the UK …. (novascotiascott)
~ LAVENDER JIHAD— “Leader of Portuguese Ruling Party Seeks to Create Homosexual “Marriage” in Portugal”; no choice in the matter? “Spanish Supreme Court Deadlocked Over Allowing Families to Opt Out of Homosexual Indoctrination Program.” ALLOWING?!?! …. (lifesitenews)
~ XANTHIPPA— “As we struggle to preserve our freedom of speech, many people have been quoting the United Nations ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’. They cite Article 19” …. (xanthippaschamberpot)
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
~ INTELLECTUAL freedom in Canada: Cautious, bullet-headed progress = steady gains …. (post-darwinist.blog)
~ A MERE $50 000.00? Bitchy Flamer’s CHRC Complaint Against Christian Heritage Party Thrown Out: Still It Cost The CHP 50 G’s In Legal Fees …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ IT’S DIFFICULT ” for me to recall conversations in which leftists did not raise this sort of disingenuous malarky” …. (MaD)
~ EN FRANCAIS— Commentaire: Message à Obama. “Il faut détruire l’idéologie d’Al-Qaïda”, par l’éditeur en chef d’un grand quotidien arabe. “Nous devons concentrer toutes nos énergies à détruire l’idéologie d’Al-Qaïda, et combattre idéologie contre idéologie. Nous ne devons faire preuve d’aucune tolérance envers cette idéologie, qui est une plus grande menace pour le monde arabe que pour l’Occident.” – Tariq Alhomayed.” 25 janvier, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis. Translation into English …. (pointdebasculecanada)
~ IGGY SHOWS POLITICAL ACUMEN— Senior Ignatieff Liberal’s “cat meat” comment offends the Chinese community …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ JAY CURRIE: “The naif idea that one might vote for the CPC and get a conservative government is now done. There is nothing conservative about today’s budget” …. (jaycurrie)
~ YOUR TAXES AT PLAY— The Canada Revenue Agency wants your propaganda videos …. (novascotiascott)
~ CLASSLESS BULLY INFIDELS— God’s mention gets scaled back in U of A convocation. The ‘separation of church & state’ is an oft-misunderstood American principle, originally opposed to an Anglican-style official state church. Canada has always had a close relation between church and state, until the last century. Ever notice the over-representation of Roman Catholics and Anglicans in the media and ruling class? Uh-huh. So shut up, idiots, and plug your ears. Of course, such hyper-agnostics make it clear tha they hate the very idea of God, though (of course) enjoying all the benefits of a nation built primarily by Christians, and founded on religious principles and assumptions …. (kennethhynek)
~ PARLIAMENT Must Repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act …. (Action Dino)
~ WE’RE A HAVEN! Canadian Tamil Tiger pleads guilty in the U.S. to providing material support to a terrorist organization …. (dustmybroom)
~ VERBOTEN! “Letter carriers in Cornwall, Ontario – a small town on the St. Lawrence seaway – had a long standing tradition. As they started their day they would say Merci Seigneur pour la belle journee, “Thank you Lord for the beautiful day.” Nice. But no longer” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ THE GREASY APPLE? Torontistan? The OK Corral? — Toronto: Canadian capital of porn and public gay sex needs help coming up with world class nickname …. (MaD)
~ LYING JACKELITIS— Over the weekend, Warren Kinsella called the Tories ‘Libertarians’ : “in their tiny black hearts, they don’t get it: they are libertarians. They hate government” …. (rjjago)
~ IGGY’S PRACTICALITY— If Nothing Else the Count is a Realist; and “The Liberal Party of Canada under Michael Ignatieff voted today to support the federal budget, which means both that the Liberals have (for the time being) parted ways with the other opposition parties and abandoned the coalition that forced” …. (jaycurrie)
~ HYNEK SEZ— PZ Myers should have skipped the debate …. (kennethhynek.net)
~ FEEDING FRENZY— “With the “Conservative” Party of Canada about to unveil the largest budget deficit in nearly twenty years, we give a moment of pause to consider where all this “stimulus” and “bold action” is going. We are about to embark on the greatest series of boondoggles since the Trudeau years”; I want to be stimulated! …. (dustmybroom)
The loss of an armed public is usually
the start of the loss of other freedoms
~ DUST MY BROOM— I see God in the tar sands …. (dustmybroom)
~ DAILY BAYONET— “This blog turned three years old a week or so ago, and I missed its big day” …. (dailybayonet)
~ BAD NEWS FOR BLOGGERS— “According to Out-law, the English High Court has ruled that a man who did not delete an allegedly-defamatory post from his blog could not sue the poster in defamation” …. (lawiscool)
~ DION, HARPER, and Layton are flying on the Executive Airbus …. (MaD)
~ YOU WANT THE TRUTH?… You Can’t Handle the Truth: “Those who label themselves as “progressives” are embarrassed of their own culture” …. (cjunk.blog)
~ SOCIALIST PARADISE WATCH— Chinese Christian files motion to dismiss judge …. (novascotiascott)
~ REMEMBER the now-extinct Nauga, perish’d before PETA could whip up a lame slogan or cheesy protest by naked women to protest the cruel massacres. Sniff! The Poor N-nauga (sob) …. (sellsellblog.blog)
All Hail Porkulon The Mighty!
~ PORKULON THE MIGHTY— U.S. House of Representatives passes $819-billion Obama Stimulus, Republicans sit out. Looks like Obama has another black page in his history …. (shotgun)
~ PRESIDENT Obama, you can’t stifle this dissent …. (michellemalkin)
~ OBAMA: Building a Monument to Tolerance on the Rubble of Religious Freedom …. (lifesitenews)
~ ANOTHER Black Man Would Not Have Approved: Somehow I think FOCA would have appalled Dr. King …. (socon.ca)
~ OOPSIES!!! Genius President tries to walk through White House window …. (nydailynews)
~ THE DEMOCRATIC Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition to express outrage at conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh for saying he wanted President Obama to “fail.” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ WELCOME TO Your Obama Revolting Moment for Today …. (dustmybroom)
~ HIS MANLY, RIPPLING CHEST— “Swooners as king-makers: In an interview on the FrontPage Magazine site, media critic Bernard Goldberg says that the media’s collective swoon for a sonorous-voiced, slim half-Black dude (the topic of his new book A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media.), is the reason why Hillary Clinton is not in the White House” …. (scaramouche)
~ OO-OO! AH-HA O-BUH-MUH!! “Have locked myself in my room because the place is full of little idiots — who cannot spell Barack Obama’s name and could not name one of his foreign or domestic policies — running around screaming obscenities about George Bush, conservatives and how Sarah Palin is a bitch. I love democracy!” …. (socon.ca)
~ THUG IN CHIEF: Obama “must apologise to the Iranian people and try to repair their past bad acts and the crimes they committed against Iran” …. (JiWa)
~ THE ANGRYEd Anger furious over Obama’s interview with Arab TV …. (fivefeetoffury)
Budget anticipation: Peter Schiff says cut government, taxes,
not add spending or centralized planning
~ THINK OBAMA’S Plans Will Reduce Abortion? “This is Delusional” Says Princeton Prof; “Stimulus” Giveaway to Abortion and Contraception Likely Nixed …. (lsn)
~ ..IF IT HADN’T BEEN FOR YOU KIDS! “DeMint Sponsors Amendment to Reinstate Mexico City Policy”.. Tweets Sen Jim: ‘Headed to vote in favor of my amendment to reinstate the Mexico City Policy.’ …. (demint.senate.gov)
~ AMERICAN Jewish Rabbis Show Solidarity with Vatican against Obama’s Anti-Life Measures …. (lifesitenews)
~ WHAT THE FOCA? Prevention First Act is FOCA’s Dangerous but Overlooked “Evil Twin,” says ALL Co-Founder …. (lifesitenews)
~ BESOTTED by Obama: Rabbi Reuven Bulka, co-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, was paying close attention to the American inauguration last week, and damn if he didn’t like what he saw …. (scaramouche)
~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON living my life except taller and with more money …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ SCARAMOUCHE VS. AN O-ZOMBIE— ““Smart” messiah hastens our doom: As I sat at a family gathering listening to yet another “dumb George W. Bush” joke uttered by a family member whose world view I don’t share, it occurred to me that one good thing about the arrival of the happy hopeychangers—those brainiacs—is that it should put an end, once and for all, to such “humour.” …. (scaramouche)
~ HOW AMERICA Embraced Lemon Socialism, by Robert Reich …. (accesstoinfo.blog)
~ DEAR LEADER Obama Begins Full Court Press on Extremist Homosexual Agenda within Minutes of Taking Oath of Office: Barber …. (americansfortruth)
~ OBAMA’S Million Ghost March – more accurate estimate seems to be that only 800,000 attended inauguration, NOT 1.8 million …. (newsbusters)
~ MORE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE art from the kids Pelosi wants to “plan” out of existence …. (michellemalkin)
~ SUBMISSIVE B Hussein Obama Goes on Arab TV for first interview …. (MaD)
~ ACORN FUTURES— GOP Members of Congress are objecting to the Democratic stimulus plan that gives millions of dollars to ACORN– the largest radical Leftist group in America …. (cjunk.blog)
~ HOPECHANGE fan: Guess who’s onside with Obama’s “change” agenda? I’ll give you a hint: He’s short, hairy and has a very ballsy wife …. (scaramouche)
~ HOW STRANGE, that using Obama’s own standards, he would’ve been aborted …. (MaD)
~ OBAMA’S LITTLE BLUE BOOK and the Egg of Power …. (malkin)
~ BAILOUTISTAN— Across the whole of the UK, 49% of the economy will consist of state spending …. (MaD)
~ TINGLY LEGS— Some B.O. Republicans gush over Obama meeting. How B.O.Re-ing! …. (malkin)
~ OBAMA NOMINEE: Taxpayer-funded abortion is a free speech right …. (malkin)
~ STIMULOID Contraceptive funding thrown under Obama’s bus? NewFact: Obama never supported contraceptive funding via the bailout. Please adjust memory accordingly. If Obama changes his mind again, please ReFact this data, and that he was always in favour of said proposal …. (malkin)
~ ENVIRO MESSIAH Al Gore on a flying visit to Hell …. (ghostofaflea)
~ SILENCE, INFIDEL DOGS! “Well, shut yo’ mouths: A fundamental tenet of Islamic law requires that no one, and I mean no one, be allowed to say anything negative about Islam. With the passage of a (non-binding) resolution calling for a halt to “defamation” of religion, the United Nations, which supposedly adheres to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has quietly sidled over to—and signed up with—the competing “universalism” of sharia” …. (scaramouche)
~ CAN BLOGGER Damian waving in the ‘Stan …. (jaycurrie)
~ UM, JOOOOS DID IT! Only in Canada: Sunni vs Shia Muslim hockey tournament results in excessive violence; Majority of Canadians oppose hockey fights? Useless news: Racism not a factor in Muslim hockey riot …. (Various)
~ FROM OUR bulging “They aren’t the ‘new Jews.’ They’re the new Nazis” file …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ A CLIP FROM DUTCH TV on the charges against Geert …. (vladtepes)
~ POLITICIANS CHARGED with ‘hate speech’ while radical Muslims insult gays …. (examiner.com)
~ VIA KATE @ SDA: “There is nothing called Israel, neither in reality nor in the imagination.” …. (sda)
~ FRESH MEAT: Pajamas Media threatened by Muslim lawfare …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ SHOCKED! SHOCKED, WE SAY! “Hamas “shocked” as top E.U. official says group is fully responsible for Gaza war” …. (jihadwatch)
~ NO-GO ZONES— Islamists overrunning Pakistan’s Swat Valley …. (novascotiascott)
~ IN OTHER NEWS, Lourdes marks its 64,797th riot free day …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ WE WERE DOING IT BEFORE, but if you point it out, we’ll do it more, so it’s all your fault. “Islamofascist Apologist Sheema Khan…. Discrimination against Islamofascists causes Muslims to embrace the implementation of sharia law in Canada” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ AIRBORNE OINKER ALERT! Swine in the sky: This one definitely qualifies as a flying pig moment–Egypt slamming Iran and its terror protegees, Hezbollah and Hamas …. (scaramouche)
~ OUR FRIENDS IN Iran could have ability to build nuclear bomb by 2010 …. (jihadwatch)
~ USEFUL IDIOCY— Memo to Jewish useful idiots—you’re expendable: FrontPage Magazine’s David Solway has a message for all those anti-Zionist Jews who are assisting our enemies—your loyalties (or, rather, your disloyalties) aren’t going to exempt you from their wrath …. (scaramouche)
~ SCARAMOUCHE: “She’s come a long way, baby: If you think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a loudmouthed, Jew-hating, religious crank, wait’ll you get a load of the Iranian who may even outdo him in sheer zaniness—Mrs. Ahmadinejad” …. (scaramouche)
~ MORE ON how Holland has become totalitarian …. (vladtepes)
~ JIHADISTS breach truce, kill Israeli soldier, NYTimes does some creative writing; in other news, “Palestinian Authority preparing to execute man for assisting the IDF in the “elimination of a terrorist” …. (JiWa)
~ EGYPTIAN DOCTOR in Winnipeg refuses to treat lesbian couple, says she has no experience …. (dustmybroom)
~ A NATION OF MUTANTS— Tracing “the slow transformation of the Pakistani state itself into an instrument of the jihadist agenda” …. (jihadwatch)
~ SORRY, OBAMA, “But now with the Iranians on the brink of nuclear weapons such an outreach is wildly ill-timed, when only a resolute and united West can possibly deter the Iranians from the last steps in the process, and thus Israel from intervening” …. (hughhewitt)
~ BLASPHEMY COMMISSIONS— Johann Hari on the subversion of the United Nations – and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – for the ends of religious censorship …. (ghostofaflea)
~ CANADIAN Human Rights Commission “Stakeholder” Canadian Arab Federation at it again… Khaled Mouammar, president of Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) … “The BBC is “mouthpiece of the Jewish Lobby“ …. (canuckjihad)
~ SHAIDLE— Muslims in America, The Series …. (rightsidenews)
Time to burn London again.
~ MISUNDERSTOOD Egyptian Muslim cleric airs Holocaust footage, says: “This is what we hope will happen, but, Allah willing, at the hand of the Muslims” …. (JiWa)
~ WOW! CASH FOR ART! But will they accept your riff on the Mohammed Cartoons? …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ OLD HIPPY FLAKE GONE MECCA— Yusuf Islam raises money and awareness for the (Palestinian) children …. (JiWa)
~ COWARDLY POLICE break up peaceful legal pro Israel protest …. (vladtepes)
~ TOLERANT Egyptian judge wanted to kill Christian convert …. (novascotiascott)
~ OLDEST CHRISTIAN MONASTERY in the world under threat …. (novascotiascott)
~ AN AUDIO lecture on the politics of Islam. Very good. Also, a video debate …. (vladtepesblog)
~ CHILDREN of Hamas. where is UNICEF? Go ahead and tell us– are these kids subhuman? Not worthy of pity? Ran out of money? Jihad brainwashing of babies for suicide is good, akshully? Too scary? Where are your high-minded principles now? …. (vladtepes)