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UPDATE– HURRAY! I stand corrected. The rants here have no guarantees; many are off the top of the head; the best ones are based on the analysis of more sensible people; and I’m glad to learn on the passport thing that I was wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong.

For clarification, someone else mentioned the fact to me, not the detail of the changes. And since I’m not a liberal, I can admit I was mistaken, and leapt to conclusions. Aren’t facts great? Isn’t reality-based reality the best? Facts are not political particles, but real things we all have to investigate, account for, and ponder.

For the commenter, who wonders what else of my commentary is off, please take time to let me know. The aggregated news links directly to OTHER people’s views and ideas, and they are responsible for that.

In my own defence, questions have been raised about the role of Khaled Loufti Mouammar– Canadian Arab Federation leader– during his time on the Immigration board.


The former comment is over here.

~ IT’S INFORMATIVE, in a creepy way, to still be on the Obama Action Mailing List, as this slow-motion trainwreck unfolds. The worst part is the blank-check mentality implied by this statement: “Americans are ready for the bold new direction this plan offers. It’s what they voted for in November, and it’s needed now more than ever as we continue to face an unprecedented economic crisis.” Oh really?

It’s like a bride or groom saying “Hey, babe: you married me, and implicitly bought into everything I like and want to do.. even if all I said was “Hope, Change, Love.” Good luck with that.

Binky —

Just over a week ago, President Obama submitted his first budget and made it clear he was ready for the fight to come.

The President isn’t alone. We’re ready for that fight too — it’s what you built this movement for.

Watch a video I recorded announcing our new initiative, the Organizing for America Pledge Project:
Watch the video

Americans are ready for the bold new direction this plan offers. It’s what they voted for in November, and it’s needed now more than ever as we continue to face an unprecedented economic crisis.

But the special interests and old ways of Washington won’t go away easily. In fact, they’ll only fight back harder.

It’s up to you to organize support for President Obama’s plan throughout the country. It’s the only way we’ll get the change this country needs.

Take the next step now in our fight to bring change:



Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America

Lenten Thoughtses

~ IN A SOCIETY which has largely abolished pain, plague, and starvation (relative to poorer or past situations, I mean), it’s odd how we take the diminishment of our comforts as proof of the evil or the absolute non-existence of a supreme divine being. Perhaps it’s the half-atheism, and forgetfulness that the last judgement and life eternal are part of God’s answer to suffering, death, and evil. When heaven comes to mean ‘.. on earth’, then when that good is taken away or made miserable, we feel justified in much complaint and disbelief and recrimination against a God who– we expect– should rush to our cribs and change our diapies and re-swaddle us.. or something. So we all expect Mommy/ Nanny gov to replace providence and resolve all difficulties and questions, so that there is no darkness or mystery or an awaiting fulfilment of all things.

Sad to say, the era of the all-powerful nanny-gov has given us much of that– more than any past civilization could create or imagine– and still, we discontendedly expect ever more joy and comfort. They will do it for us.

sanfranI think of Francis of Assisi– a rich and idle young fop, enjoying the best kind of life that 13th Century Italy could offer– and yet knowing in his bones, somehow, that it was not what he was seeking, nor was it truly fulfilling him. There were thousands of young men like him, and most of their names are lost to us. He turned from his worldly fullness, including riches and a good name and a prosperous future, and chose the way of emptiness in God, and found himself overflowing with life and love: towards the poor, the lepers, the spiritually starving, and to other brothers and sisters not of his own earthly family, but of a new family created and led by the Holy Spirit, leading them all to follow Jesus Christ.

Today, this seems crazy: yet we’ve all stood in line for music-tickets, or store sales, or special events; we’ve suffered privations for fitness or looks or diet; we’ve tortured our bodies for fashion or beauty or vanity; we’ve spent ourselves to travel the world, and fill up on sights and sounds and smells of other lands and peoples. To do so for God in our secular age seems the most wasteful and joyless and deathly of paths.. yet until we understand the wisdom of a humble St. Francis or Clare and al lthe others down the ages who have turned from power and pleasure and plenty to seek and show a better way, where heaven’s riches have hold upon us, then we neither understand ourselves, the ancestors who gave us life and built our civilization, the meaning destiny of our own society, or even (in the case of militant religions now present in our midst due to immigration) why and how our critics think of us.

To the wise man of this age, serious religion seems backward, hateful, and puzzling; to the pious of past ages, our present uncertainties seem like we were given the choice between life and death, and we chose instead to be ghosts– half dead, remembering life, dwelling why now not why in we know not where.

Do we in the West still have the courage to live? ~

Is U Aw Sweepy, Widdle Bawwy?


badnews-banghead~ WORD HAS IT teh n00b POTUS Obama is looking “tired”, and “rather surprised” by the amount of actual work involved in leading a superpower. [ noise of Binky’s head banging on computer keyboard ]. Didja think to phone it in? Somebody else to do the heavy lifting whilst you keep on doing photo-ops and glad-handing for Campaign 2008-12? Figure that whole chilly Inaugural workathon was probably the sum total?

Oh, right: you’ve never actually had much in the line of real elbow-grease dawn to midnight real work before. Poor baby.

Thing is, you’re not primarily a celebrity or a Hollywood actor/ activist, Barry.

Look at the pictures of your predecessors.. Presidents work, age, and experience 3-5 times as much as we puny mortals. Even four years in the oval Office will cost you 8-12 years of stress and strain. Time to choose: will you actually do the job thought you wanted, and play the hand dealt to you, or will you skid through this, too, behind the glittering image you want us to all imagine is the real you?

After all, almost two months in, and we still have no serious and official background documents and paper-trail on you, Mr. President. You only, of all your 43 predecessors, have chosen to hide your true self– keeping secrets and retaining the freedom to remake yourself as and when you see fit. The media are slowly turning against The Obama Show, but I’m not expecting any revelations until after you leave office. I’m expecting depression, drugs, serious psychological and psychiatric issues, academic radicalism and socalism, and lots of dirty politics, special deals, and paper/ money trails.. Doug Ross already has some of the deets in easy-ponder format. It’s not just the fact of being clean and honest, but the appearance of wanting to be open and honest that matters here. You want neither, it seems.

We will truly learn who Mr. Obama is– sad to say, we will learn it in the crucible of world emergencies, history-changing decisions, and all the minutiae of his planned overthrow of boring old pre-Obama America. So far, he and his chosen cronies and minions have botched, bumbled, and gaffed their way along.. it bodes very ill for the future. He’s coming across as a classless, racist, vengeful, sneaky, manipulative, secretive character.

Be alarmed. ~

What A Way To Make A Living

Hateful & Cuddly?

ITEM:I hate you, you hateful hater! You should be kind, tolerant, compassionate and understanding, just like me! Bitch!! PS Bush sukx!”

41n6pgjnysl_sl500_aa240_Looking out the window today at another 4″ of global warming all over the ground and trees, all I could hear in my head as i did the dishes was Mark Steyn’s new version of “It’s A Marshmallow World”. Two weeks till Spring.. worst Winter ever.. two weeks till Spring..

Then it occurred to me: what kind of ‘hater’ remakes a cheerful bit of fluff like “Marshmallow World“. Has Khaled Loufti Mouammar recently been caught covering the Greatest Hits Of Doris Day? The corps offering their take on Paul Anka or Perry Como? Steyn writes:

“Let’s take Commissar Hall and the fast waning Professor Moon at their word – that I’m a hater. I’m in the hate business. Hate is my middle name. Hating is what I do. I like my hating so much that when I leave my job at Hate Industries Inc I take my work home with me and hate all night, all weekend, and Victoria Day, too. So, when Commissar Hall decides to catch my eye I’m happy as Larry. Or rather I’m hatey as Larry. It’s like a drop of blood in the shark tank. It’s like tossing a raw carcase in the tiger’s case. I gambol out to chew on Commissar Hall’s leg and have a grand old time. That’s the business I’m in.”

Of course, that the ideological opponents of the militant Left are “hateful” is just the usual nasty. Oddly enough, most conservatives I’ve known are cheerful, sensible, interesting and particular individuals– who know how to laugh and keep perspective on things. They don’t tend to take a lot of time practicing grimaces, writing vile e-mails, protesting with evil people and yelling horrible slogans, or wishing death upon their ideological opponents or enemies. After all, there’s life to live.

I remember being the token conservative in a crazy-liberal theology school (with the requisite lesbian witch on faculty). I cheerfully went on my way, and people I didn’t know literally scowled at me because of my imagined views and cootifying evils. You know, miasma of hate. I naughtily responded by describing myself as “narrow-minded and hateful, but basically warm and cuddly”– for which only mildly amusing notion I was further reviled by the hard cases. After all: I didn’t drink only the approved Communist Central American coffee; nor worship feminism; ritually revile Ronald Reagan, and spy on the other students for their ideological purity– sorry, ‘community of spirit’. But remember: I was the hateful one: thought-criminal, and– gasp!– all saucy about it, too.

Of course, for ye olde haters, all that conservative “normal” non-ideological activity is just a cover for our ACTUAL malevolence and cruel haterness. That there’s no evidence of our nastiness is just further proof of the massive plot. That such a description doesn’t actually describe conservatives is no matter: “everyone knows” we are the haters, the aliens, the not-us.

Meanwhile, the real haters get a pass from the HRC, and themselves, and the media. Soft-Fascism is the rule of the day, and after a fair trial, the conservatives are convicted and locked up in the handy-dandy category with no chance of parole– unless they go all lefty or Jihadist or something.

We can’t go back to sleeply lazy stupid conservativism as if society and civilization will somehow always survive on cruise-control, with us alseep as driver or passenger. Not so much. That’s how we got on this superhighway paved with good intentions in the first place.

Let’s out-happy the crazy Progs. Let’s aim to misbehave. Let’s keep unfairly using truth and facts and reality to convince new converts that reality– and judging people by who they are, not by pre-cooked categories– is always best.

Let’s be normal.


Other Binkses Linkses


~ AS I MENTIONED a little while back, I’ve got a giant bookmark problem; too many sites on my faves list to get through in a timely fashion for a every-two-days posting. I have no idea how Santa keeps up with his list.

Therefore, I’m doing 1/2 a list one time, the other 1/2 the next. If any of you bloggers feel I’m not getting around to you regularly enough, and want to be on the site’s blogroll, I can also do that: just drop a line (e-mail bottom right). Since I’m an old-fashioned blogger/ aggregator, and not using some easy-peasy WYSIWYG editor or anything, it all takes time. Also, I can’t make the connections and extra link-digging if I rely on RSS, which only gives me part of the story.

Thanks for your patience, your faithful visits, and comments, and all. It’s an honour to serve you all, and the cause of balance, the truth, and all that good stuff. ~

~ OVER ON GEEZER GILBREATH’S website, his sidebar has an interesting quote from one of the Desert Fathers of Eastern Christianity– “A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, ‘You are mad, you are not like us’.” — St Antony of Egypt. Teh crazy can become the new ‘normal’.

As I read the current news, it’s getting harder to see the big picture, and the possibilities thereof; and (2) we keep upping teh crazy-bad, and risk getting used to it as a new ‘normal’. Our brains need to cope, and even doom-mongers can’t always handle too much real doom in the news, politics, and suchlike. It’s ever more important to keep perspective, by which I mean an accurate and reasonable view of events, not a sense of denial.

‘Bama? Bad. Iran + Nuke? Bad. Jihad? Bad. Islamified Europe? Bad. Some times and decades are actually bad. It seems to this observer that the next few years could be uniquely bad. ~

Beaver Welcomes You To Canada

Mark Steyn

“David Frum thinks the Republican Party needs to cut loose Rush, a man whose millions of listeners account for a significant proportion of the GOP base. It’s not clear who, if anyone, David brings to the table in return. Notwithstanding his Strange New Respect from Newsweek, he should find something new to talk about.”

~ Steyn On Frum ~

~ CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS– BOOK NOTES: A whole lot o’ shakin’ down goin’ on – plus A beacon to the world …. (steynonline)

~ THE GIRLYMAN GOVERNOR— What Arnold hath wrought …. (steynonline)

~ MARK STEYN— “Obama is the most European American ever to sit in the Oval Office. And, because of that, he doesn’t need any actual European Europeans getting in the way. If it’s any consolation to Gordon Brown, he’s just not that into any of you” …. (NRO)

~ THE RUSH WARS— The David Frum theory of conservatism …. (NROTC)

~ LET THE WORLD GO BY— STEYN ON BRITAIN & EUROPE: With friends like Obama …. (nationalreview)


~ EZRA ON “Donna Kennedy-Glans, Liberal saboteur” …. (ezralevant)

~ VIA STEYN— Ezra on radio CJAD (transcript).. AUDIO TO FOLLOW …. (

~ THE NEW HOTNESS.. “Ezra Levant’s new book is #4 on — and it isn’t even out yet!” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ LIBERAL MP invites entire caucus to Tamil terrorist rally …. (ezralevant)

~ ED MORRISSEY — Coming soon: Shakedown …. (hotair)



~ TERRY PRENDERGAST on sins that need atoning for …. (

~ POPE BENEDICT XVI is calling for Catholics to fast during Lent as a way of opening their hearts to God and seeing how the poor live …. (

~ AMEN, BROTHER! “I Suggest the Christian Thing Would be to Abstain from Mimes”.. and all clowns, yea, and yappy circus dogs, and polyester-clad liturgical dancers are, verily, an abomination unto the LORD …. (


~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Groups unite to oppose polygamy; Are the Liberals trying to woo Evangelical voters?; David Wilkinson prophecy– for what it’s worth; I confess, I enjoy being appalled PLUS bonus Evening Prayer; The decline of Christianity in the United States; The story about that pregnant nine-year-old; Why we must choose to be generous not have the state force us …. (DG)

~ WELL DONE, THEN! University of Toronto President is condemned by SAIA: The Students Against Israeli Apartheid …. (shotgun)

~ DISPATCHES from the Academy: Making Men Moral …. (

~ WINDOW ON EVIL: “Elders in action: So a bunch of us “Zionists” were sitting around the other week and one Elder said to the Elder sitting to his left, the one with a bit of a paunch who was scarfing down pickled herring, “Hey, Hymie, what do you think we should do about that Khaled Mouammar and his A-rabs?” (That how we in the ZOG refer to our fellow Semites—A-rabs.)” …. (scaramouche)

~ TEH SHAIDLE NOTES.. there is a ton of new stuff at the International Free Press Society website, such as a new article about freedom of speech in Ireland, the latest on Geert Wilders and lots more; and here’s her “Right Wing Talk Radio Review: week of March 2” …. (fivefeetoffury)


~ BOTTLED WATER IS EVIL! What Would We Do Without Municipal Federations? …. (sda)


~ DAVID WARREN— “It is possible, although not likely, that Stephen Harper’s claim to have read Afghan history is more shameful than his defeatism. That he knows almost nothing about the country was made clear by his remark” …. (dw)


~ FRESH BRASS BALLS Radio with Gerry Nicholls …. (girlontheright)

RightGirl on Michael Coren

~ 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 ~ 4 ~ 5 ~
More SDAMatt Vid Goodness here

~ MUMBLE, DODGE— “Damage control: So what if an avowed supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah had the power for over a decade to decide who should be allowed into Canada as a “refugee”? No biggie, right?”; National Post: Ottawa urged to review immigration cases: “Mr. Mouammar, an outspoken supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah, recorded an acceptance rate of 100% when it came to refugees from North Africa and the Middle East during his time with the IRB between 1995 and 2005.” Names, please; plus a breakdown of Muslim vs. other religious backgrounds of the applicants …. (scaramouche)

Guns! Guns! Guns!
New Steven Crowder video… with Michael Moore!

~ LIBERAL MP: Tamils “fighting for a right cause”– Not that he supports terrorism, just anything for Liberal votes …. (damianpenny)

~ CANADIAN politician cleared of using racist ink colours on 2002 pamphlet. In other news, did you ever wonder why certain websites use the seemingly innocent ‘white’ as their background? Not merely in a structurally racist way, but perhaps as an homage to the KKK white-sheets with their symbolism of hate, terror, and lynching. Just sayin’, is all. And don’t get me started on foolscap! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ HUMAN RIGHTS Tribunal does not have the arrogance to police elected politicians; CHRC vs. Pankiw: Big Sister wins …. (, shotgun)

~ PANTS ON FIRE— BigCityLib’s sad (for him) yet highly lucrative (for yours truly) obsession with me now 0-3 …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ RIGHT GIRL— I cringe on Kinsella’s behalf; The Battle of Burlington; Review: Loyal to the Core …. (girlontheright)

~ PROSECUTING the politically incorrect in ‘liberal’ London …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ JOOOOOOOOOOS! OUT TO GET ME THEY’RE EVERYWHERE! Way to Prove the Point, Khaled …. (am770chqr)

~ CANDIDE SIDDIQUI: “Despite reports that Judenhass is alive and well and thriving like a toxic weed on Ontario university campuses, the Toronto Star’s resident shill for the Islamist perspective wants us to know that all is well in this, the best of all possible Trudeaupias” …. (scaramouche)

~ THE GREAT ZIONIST Organizational Conspiracy strikes again! …. (nationalpost)

~ RIDING THE TIGER.. YET AGAIN— Looks like the natural governing party is cozying up to another group of “freedom fighters” …. (

~ MICHAEL COREN discusses the privilege of the few trumping the rights of the many when it comes to blood screening …. (theinterim)

~ FURTHER TO THE CASE discussed here, former Member of Parliament Jim Pankiw has been let off the hook by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal …. (am770chqr)

~ ROGER KIMBALL: “Alexis de Toqueville, man of the moment” …. (rogerkimball)

~ THE DIALECTICAL Contradictions Of A Leftie-Run Society …. (

~ WORD FROM SALON.COM: Kathy Shaidle “is not a particularly nice person” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THEODORE Dalrymple: “Slip of a Lip” — In Britain, people’s words show their acceptance of everyday violence …. (

~ RORY LEISHMAN— “Legal euthanasia would be a Calamity” …. (interim)

~ BUT I NEVER MEANT…. Tony Blair, Architect of Britain’s Anti-Christian Culture, Complains Christians Are Being Marginalized; Walking by on the other side …. (lifesitenews, melaniephillips)

~ MULTI-CULT Helps The Wrong Guys …. (

~ FIRST FREEDOMS: “There was a time when abortionists were considered the lowest form of bottom-feeding life in the medical world”; and Abortion-State Britain Wallows in Orgy of Hippocritical Sentimentality over the Death of “Little Ivan” …. (

~ WILLIAM GAIRDNER’S books point the way up from despair– Harley Price reviews William Gairdners’ recent works, which seek to defend universals in a relativistic age. Here’s Gairdner’s website …. (interim)

~ “FAIRNESS” — York University Fines and Punishes Jews and Jew-Haters: Fair and Balanced. Cuz if the provocative Jews had just hidden from public view, where their Jewicity was bound to provoke a response, and all, the problem never would have come up; in related news, “Shocking Coincidence: York University Israel “Apartheid” Activist Is Campus NDP Recruiter.” NDP.. Islamist-friendly.. Jew-hating.. nope, I can’t see any connection there …. (

~ BOOK REVIEW— “.. in the shameless—or rather, in the proud— guise of political and moral neutrality and openness, Mr. Wolfe’s The Future of Liberalism, though claiming to follow a venerable individualist liberal tradition, instead augurs for the soft-socialist and oppressive statism that is its badly deformed child” …. (

~ WOULD BARBARA HALL Want That Guy In Her Own Changing Room? …. (

~ O SNEAKY CANADA: “They summoned General Motors to Parliament Hill under cover of darkness this week, giving no advance notice that key witnesses would be paraded before a new subcommittee studying the largest bailout in Canadian history” …. (damianpenny)

~ FR. DESOUZA: Even though the inquiry is not complete, it is already clear that Mr. Dziekanski would be alive if the RCMP had not acted, as Mr. Gunter puts it, “rashly, hastily and excessively.” …. (

~ MARCH OF THE HYPHENS— And I think the ‘Q’s got left out there, mmkay? “Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered Folks File Rights Complain Against Canadian Government” …. (

~ INTELLECTUAL freedom in Canada: Anti-Semitism …. (

~ WHY DO STUDENTS WANT TO KILL SPEECH? Poster Promoting Event A Source Of Controversy At Western Michigan University …. (, JiWa)

~ ROGER KIMBALL— Liberalism is watered-down fanaticism: a thought from Santayana; Traveling down the road to serfdom; A tale of two Presidents, Or, Semper Fi vs. a “tepid response”; The two most frightening things Obama said yesterday …. (pajamasmedia)

~ AMERICAN Doctors force patients to sign gag orders forbidding online reviews …. (boingboing)

~ HATE SPEECH and anti-conversion laws threaten religious freedom …. (novascotiascott)

~ CRTC ÜBER ALLES! Nation Wide Tax On A World Wide Web; CRTC – A Threat AND A Nuisance …. (

~ KATE @ SDA— “When did we become a Vincent Li country?” …. (sda)

~ DUST MY BROOM: “I’ll have a burrito please you stupid racist white bastard” …. (dustmybroom)

~ A DISPATCH from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ KINDLY MAN Driving to Abortion Clinic Runs Over Pro-Lifer, then Persuaded by Victim’s Wife Not to Abort …. (lifesitenews)

~ A SMUG, CRUEL CANUCKISTAN: “And so it is, that two little voices crying out for rescue on a brutally cold Saskatchewan night go unheard. There is nobody … not one single soul on this planet who will pay for the torture they endured. In what is truly a cruel twist, the self congratulatory and apparently erudite system that has denied them justice has proven itself to be nothing short of depraved as it focuses on “restoring” the torturer, and ignoring the little voices in the night”.. what’s a couple of dead native babies, anyway– just fewer welfare payments, right? It’s not like they were precious little ones, children of God, or deserved better in life, or justice in death or anything …. (

~ THE UK IS ROYALLY, Totally, Screwed! You can’t make this stuff up! Parents in the UK who object to a gay/lesbian/queer/trans/’questioning’ version of Romeo & Juliet might be prosecuted for pulling their kids out of the program …. (

~ WHY LEFTISTS Love Tyrants and Terrorists– Jamie Glazov’s new blockbuster United in Hate earns critical acclaim …. (frontpagemag)

~ ORWELL’S PICNIC— “Rule Britannia! …and yet, British school children are told every day of their lives that the British Empire was an Evil Oppressor of Innocent and Beautiful Native Cultures around the world” …. (

~ BRAZILIAN BISHOP receives death threats for denouncing human trafficking; UN agency launches campaign against human trafficking …. (novascotiascott)

~ CANADA – Guilty of Gullibility in the First Degree …. (canadafreepress)

~ KATHY OF EVIL — Thank God liberals have their priorities straight; Why I hate my country; How liberals and ‘progressives’ argue …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ HRH IGGY— Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff is a man of ideas. I’m just not certain they’re all good ideas …. (stevejanke)

~ HMMMMM: “If David Irving denied the San Francisco earthquake – or the U.S. Civil War, the French Revolution, or the existence of Julius Caesar – he’d be living in a refrigerator box somewhere. But he’s made quite a bit of money by denying that the Holocaust ever happened. Curious, that” …. (damianpenny)

~ SAITH TEH SHAIDLE.. “David Frum doesn’t speak for me any more than Rush Limbaugh does” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ JAY CURRIE— “Has MP Daryl Kramp (CPC Prince Edward—Hastings) belled the Jackal in the House of Commons?” …. (jaycurrie)

~ A TORY ON multiculturalism– Echoing Ron Paul on racism right and left, a form of collectivism …. (

~ UNITED NATIONS Bailout Spam …. (imao)

~ SCARAMOUCHE ON Keeping the faith: “Global warming is really cool. No, I mean it’s literally cool—so cool that the likes of Al Gore are hard pressed to explain the Ice Age-style winter that shivered our timbers (also quite literally) this year” …. (scaramouche)


“I’m not sure I’d say that Obama wants America to fail, as much as I’d credit this to a belief that America had already failed. Obama is a typical liberal ideologue who thinks that America has failed in the sense of equality of result. He sees inequities and thinks that government exists to eliminate all of them. My guess is that he’s aiming much more for France than Venezuela, but neither are particularly palatable destinations for a national economy. Obama seems to see our entire 230-year history as a long crisis that his statist policies will end.”

~ Ed Morrissey ~

The Perfect* Stimulus Metaphor

“I can’t help wondering if Obama’s absence of a father is a critical element here. It is interesting, is it not, that he identifies with his “blackness,” even though his father was an utterly useless abandoning-irresponsible-alcoholic-bigamist-Marxist? If a boy is not initiated by the love of a virtuous man, then he will remain left behind in the murky, oceanic, intoxicating, boundary-less realm of mother love, which is as different from father-love as night is to day or sun is to moon.”

~ On Cosmos ~


~ HEY, CHEER UP! Not All the News is Bad …. (

~ IDIOT SENDS GIANT NEON MESSAGES, knows not what he does– Obama not to deliver anticipated address on Islam in Turkey-report; Plain-speaking: “The new policy of the Obama occupied White House is to reward and aid tyrannies at the expense of free nations. It means that countries such as Taiwan, Israel and Columbia; which have managed to survive the bear hug of more aggressive and larger ideological neighbors are now to be sacrificed on the altar of appeasement” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

Peter Schiff Vlog Report 06 March 2009

“Nobody’s Money Is Safe, If It’s In $US”

~ LIMBAUGH, LIMBAUGH, LIMBAUGH! “In Obama’s case, the attempt to change the subject to Rush, or Santelli or Cramer–or anyone who dares to question him–serves to keep the public eyes off his toxic, transformational agenda for American society. It is just another calculated “sleight of hand” that deliberately misdirects the gullible mark; a trick that every good con artist learns early in his career. And Obama is a master at it”; By skirmishing with Rush, Obama has proved himself a liar …. (, politico)

~ HOW THEY GOT HERE— Meltdown, with names.. including ACORN nuisance-lawsuit lawyer Barack Obama …. (

~ THE DEATH-POTUS— FOCA to be introduced into Congress ’sooner than later’, according to Rep. Nadler; Will FOCA force the Catholic Church out of healthcare?; Obama to Sign Executive Order Monday Opening Public Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research …. (anglican-mainstream, hotair, lsn)


~ THE MONSTER EGO— “Obama is proving to be the worst type of narcissist–a malignant one. His “bold” actions in the first 6 weeks of power illustrate a person who is acting out (acting out behavior is the direct expression of an unconscious wish or impulse to avoid being conscious of the emotion that accompanies it) – another favorite immature defense mechanism that the minions of leftist ideology use all the time”; Malignant Narcissism: Quotations from M. Scott Peck’s People of the Lie …. (, geftakysassembly)


~ REMEMBER That Silky Smooth White House Transition? … it ground to a halt the day “W” left for Texas …. (sda)

~ HEROIC Milestones Along The Shining Path To Social Justice …. (sda)

~ SCARY REALITY TV— “President Obama was so concerned that he had appeared to dismiss a question from New York Times reporters about whether he was a socialist that he called the newspaper from the Oval Office to clarify his policies” …. (

~ INTERIM— Obama could bring ‘new world order’: Kissinger …. (

~ TIME TO GO, SAUDI SHILL! On Charles Freeman, former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to head the National Intelligence Council …. (powerlineblog)

~ TOP-DOWN CONTROL: Is Libel Law Turning Against Us, New and Old Media Alike? …. (newsbusters)

~ PAM GELLER— “Obama Lied, The Economy Died” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ PRESIDENT SCARY WILL SURRENDER TO TALIBAN? US CAPITULATES TO ISLAMIC DOMINATION– President Hussein wants to surrender to the same jihadis who harbored Bin Laden, who kill women, who prohibit girls from attending school, who vow to destroy America; Should the U.S. negotiate with the Taliban? …. (atlasshrugs2000,

~ OH, WHAT A DEBT! by Victor Davis Hanson: “The numbers are so fantastic, so absolutely crazed, that the thought of ever paying them off boggles the mathematical senses” …. (victordavishanson)

~ THE OBMA MOMENT, By Russell E. Saltzman …. (firstthings)

~ AMERICA, WHERE ART THOU? “The greatest problem with Obama may be that he is more interested in a certain image of himself and of his politics than with many aspects of human reality out there in America and the world that he little knows yet hopes to move with endless campaign speeches” …. (

~ TODAY’S Obama Economy May Be Worse Than Great Depression …. (

Video: What do 9,286 earmarks look like?

~ SELF-CORRECTING HOLLYWOOD? Sean Penn should “shut up about Chavez the killer”.. OK, now what about all those wretched …. (novascotiascott)

~ ACTON.ORG.. ‘Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford’ …. (

~ COVENANT ZONE — “It’s been a sad couple of months for US-UK diplomatic relations. Between the unnecessarily rude return of a valuable (and venerated) bust of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill donated to the White House by former Prime Minister Tony Blair as a gesture of friendship, to last week’s “amateur reception” of current Prime Minister Gordon Brown, political satirists can no longer complain that there is nothing to parody about Barack Obama” …. (

~ OBEDIENT WIKIANS Scrubs Ayers and Wright From Obama Biography …. (newsbusters)

~ THE FASCISTICAL SHOW TRIALS of political enemies begin: “Senator Leahy is holding his hearing today on his proposal to hold a series of show trials (oops sorry, a “Truth Commission”) on the Bush administration’s policies on terrorist detainees and other such matters” …. (

~ IT’S FRIDAY… Time for the “Abortion President” to Sign Legislation to Use Taxpayer Money to Kill Embryos …. (

~ THE SYRIA TEMPTATION— and Why Obama Must Resist It; The End of Cowboy Diplomacy– Team Obama Holds Talks With Syria. You know, those loveable folks with their fascist police state, terrorism-support, Israel/ Jew-hatred, recently dented nuke program, and cuddles/ cover-up for Saddam …. (commentarymagazine)


~ DEATH BY SOUND-BYTES? The language of the cap-and-trade debate …. (spectator)


~ WORLD SURRENDER TOUR 2009— The Road to a Democrat Led Defeat of America Goes Through Afghanistan …. (americandigest)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS WONDERS.. Where was due diligence? …. (melaniephillips)

~ NEW YORK TIMES: ‘Some Conservatives Have Implied’ Obama’s a Socialist …. (newsbusters)

~ A STOCK-MARKET THING, by Bryan Riley: “Black Monday,” October 19, 1987, was the biggest one-day drop in U.S. stock market history. Pressed for fast and decisive federal action, President Reagan responded: “This is purely a stock market thing.” …. (americanthinker)

~ UNIQUELY UNABLE? Why the Aussies could have predicted Geithner’s incompetence …. (hotair)

~ DIANA WEST: Churchill, Obama and Bush …. (townhall)

~ SHAIDLE— “You call it an ironic fictional parody, I call it Canada!” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ FRESH WARREN— “The U.S. budget deficit will be $1.3 trillion (U.S.) this year, by the official prognosis, and several economists think it could exceed $2 trillion. To appreciate the extent of this disaster, look at any chart of historical U.S. deficits, reasonably adjusted for inflation. They go up, they go down, from year to year, and there are even some years of surplus. But suddenly in fiscal 2009, the bottom falls out of the chart” …. (dw)

~ HMMMMM— Matt Welch can’t understand why liberals are defending Chas Freeman, BFF to Saudi and Chinese oligarchs. “Remember,” he asks, “when Saudi-bashing was a lefty thing?” …. (spectator)

~ GULLIBLE’S TRAVELS: “In the wake of his oafish handling of a gift for UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and his Secretary of State’s cringe-inducing gaffe in Moscow, President Obama plans more reckless diplomatic maneuvers” …. (at)


~ THE MIGHTY TSAR of the Teleprompter …. (stkarnick)

~ FREE MONEY = PROBLEMS? WHO KNEW! House Committee Critical of Banks’ Spending of TARP Funds …. (bailoutsleuth)

~ MARXIST PARADISE AHEAD! Milestones Along The Shining Path To Social Justice– “The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen faster under President Obama than under any new president in at least 90 years.” …. (sda)

~ BECAUSE OF OBAMA, “We are in the late decadent phase of the civil rights movement” …. (

~ SHUDDER, WIMPER— “It’s 3 a.m…. there’s a phone in the State Department and it’s ringing…” …. (sda)

~ IF IT AIN’T BROKE, BREAK IT! — President Hussein to Subject US troops to International Criminal Court? The terrible news just does not stop. It’s as if Obama is in a race against time — doing as much damage as possible to break America, destroy America before the comatose sheeples wake up …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ WHITE HOUSE CONTRA AMERICA— Press Secretary Gibbs Having Fun Battling Limbaugh …. (newsbusters)


~ WELL IMAGINE THAT.. “Chicago has yet to recoup the $1.74 million cost of President Obama’s victory celebration in Grant Park — despite a burgeoning $50.5 million budget shortfall that threatens more layoffs and union concessions” …. (sda)

~ LIKE ME TOUR 2009— Obama trying to win hearts and minds in Turkey — land of the most recent caliphate …. (JiWa)

~ SPECIAL RULES IN CONNECTICUT— “Shall Make No Law Respecting”? Pah! …. (pw)

~ SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE BAILOUTS— Mona Charen says its time to stand up for capitalism …. (

~ WORLD APPEASEMENT TOUR 2009— Great!… Obama to Appease Cuban Regime Next …. (

~ PROTEIN WISDOM— “Gee, it’s really terrible the way Eric Holder’s statements on race have been taken out of context and twisted” …. (proteinwisdom)

~ ANDREW WALDEN— “Obama and the Disunited States: The project to divide us has taken four decades and produced its president” …. (americanthinker)

~ PORKUSTIMUOMNITARPLIBUS— Auto workers will “feel the pain”? They’re making “sacrifices”? On what planet? …. (p2bc)

~ OBAMA’S BRIT ‘GIFT GAFFE’ Not Reported By U.S. Media; I’d Hate Being Obama’s Kids At Christmas: The Obamas might be the worst gift givers ever …. (canadafreepress, cmr)

~ AS AMERICA IS DRAGGED TOWARDS a 3.27 Trillion debt, What does one TRILLION dollars look like? …. (pagetutor)

~ USSR JOBLESS RATE hits 8.1%, 651K jobs lost in February. Peter Schiff says the actual is probably more like 15%, with all the lost economic activity for the self-employed …. (hotair)

~ OBAMA IS who we thought he was, writes Albert R. Hunt …. (

~ THE OBAMA VICTORY Was a Giant Step Backwards For the Civil Rights Movement …. (LSN)

~ and HERE’S SOME DVDs YOU CAN’T PLAY— “Crappy presents: The invariably hilarious Iowahawk does a wicked impersonation of Obama explaining the rationale behind his diplomatic gift-giving” …. (scaramouche)

~ GET YOUR FUBO ON – Take back your country – The Official Store …. (




~ VIA BOSTOM— Jamaat-e-Islami on Pakistan Airlines Beard Ban: “…a stark violation of Sunnah and an attempt to please the West.” …. (

~ SALIM MANSUR: The Malady of Islam– “So: is it ok to say “A-rabs are violent retards” if a Muslim says the same thing in so many words? Why or why not?” Discuss …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ UK FUNDS meant to counter Muslim “radicalization” being used to…radicalize Muslims …. (

~ KENYA – Church Struggling after Islamists Destroy Building …. (

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— Replacing the sheep; The anti-anti-fascist; The return of the Ottoman yoke; We are all Hezbollah now in the FCO …. (spectator)


~ WORD FROM THE ‘STACHE— The World According to John Bolton: John Bolton critiques the U.N., the State Department, and the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama …. (nationalreview)

~ STOP THE PRESSES! Turks ignore new proof of Armenian genocide! …. (

~ GRANNIES GONE WILD! “Oil ticks lash out at chicks: Those wacky Wahhabis are so bent, so insanely misogynistic, that they’ve sentenced a granny to be flogged for mingling, unchaperoned, with chaps young enough to be her grandkids” …. (scaramouche)

~ CHRISTIAN murdered over rumoured love affair …. (novascotiascott)

~ EXTREMIST Muslim Student Association protest Michigan speech by ex terrorist at university …. (vladtepesblog)

~ WHAT. A. SURPRISE. UK jihadists used welfare and earthquake relief money to finance jihad. In completely unrelated news, “UK funds meant to counter Muslim “radicalization” being used to…radicalize Muslims.” Western Jihadists: giggling themselves senseless all the way to the bank …. (

~ THE EVIL NICK PACKWOOD : “It is part of my culture to laugh at people with silly beards”.. A Muslim police officer claims he was forced out of his job by colleagues who made fun of his beard. Here at, we’ve not seen something that goofy & fake-looking since Tom Berenger’s ugly rubber beard in the movie Gettysburg …. (ghostofaflea)

Ugly Beard Club For Men

~ BEDOUIN MUSLIM speaks back to Israel Apartheid week …. (vladtepesblog)

~ AWESOME LETTER— “I await the plethora of university protests (with Mr. Salutin’s participation) vilifying Sudan, Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Algeria and Zimbabwe” …. (theglobeandmail)

~ ISLAM & THE WEST: Lines of Demarcation …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ SCARAMOUCHE ASKS “Suppose they gave a Jew-bash and nobody came?: Despite the growing list of no-shows to Durban II—which now includes Italy, along with Israel, the U.S. and Canada—the chick who replaced Louise Arbour as the head of the UN’s Get Rid of Israel “human rights” outfit has issued a rather pathetic plea to encourage everyone else to attend” …. (scaramouche)

~ FEED ME, SEYMOUR! Gaza Families Get US $35,000 “Emergency” Aid… Nice bailout. They are still waiting for more aid, though. Is it ever enough? Never …. (

~ WORD FROM LONDONISTAN— Equal rights for all! Anti-Sharia demonstration in London …. (

~ SUCH FUNSIES— AND YOU MISSED IT! RAGING JEW HATRED IN MALMÖ, SWEDEN– Tennis player Andy Ram dismayed by violent anti-Israel demonstrations during tennis contest …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ ROBERT FULFORD: Islam and the problem of the sacred word …. (fivefeetoffury)


~ DENIABILITY! “From The ‘Shroom? What ‘shroom? File: Caroline Glick says that Barack and Hill have a clear goal in mind when it comes to “peace” in the Middle East. It is to evade responsiblity if and when Ahmadinejad and the mully-bullies unload their, er, load, on the Zionist entity” …. (scaramouche)

~ VERBOTEN! …. (vladtepesblog)

~ NO.. DON’T SPOIL IT.. IT’S COMING TO ME— Nuke + Long Range Missile + Jew Hatred= um–er.. just a second, I’ll get it– ah: = 1938! …. (jiwa)

~ CHARMING Pro-Hamas Prof Protests Suspension From Army War College …. (

~ APPARENTLY… Allah hates law & order– First we kill all the cops… yeah, there’s a plan …. (

~ VIA ATLAS 2K— “Empowering Moderate Muslims”– Pamela Geller interviews Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Chairman American Islamic Democracy Forum …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ VOICE OF AMERICA SILENCED on Radical Islam …. (frontpagemag)

~ GHENGIS JOHN: ‘Animal House’ Party Days Are Over for U.S. Bank …. (

~ ÜBER ALLES: “i have 1 thing to say to you and remember this ISLAM WILL RULE THE WORLD whether you like it or not” …. (

~ THE PRESIDENT not only expresses himself well, words are his primary weapons for mass manipulation …. (pajamasmedia)

~ WILL SHARI’A Courts in the UK sabatoge the Forced Marriage Act?; Britain warned over Sharia-compliant finance arrangements …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ ISLAM and Free Speech: Deja vu all over again, By Keith Pavlischek …. (firstthings)

~ IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING NICE ABOUT ISLAM… “Christopher Hitchens warns us not to say anything negative about Islam, particularly since the UN is considering a resolution that will criminalize your opinions” …. (

~ DENMARK: POPULATION UNDER SIEGE, BORDERLINE ANARCHY– Further deterioration toward civil warfare in Denmark …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ RECOGNIZING the Reality of Radical Islam …. (canadafreepress)

~ FACEBOOK, By: Robert Spencer– A 14-year-old stands against jihadist thuggery on Facebook …. (frontpagemag)

~ ANDREW BOSTOM— Freedom of Speech: Wilders, Orwell, and the “Koran Ban” …. (

~ PAKIWAZIRISTAN— ‘Jihadi penetration of Pakistan’s armed forces is at the center of all concerns in any new strategy’, By Walid Phares …. (

~ THE RETREAT: “Islamism is enjoying a resurgence throughout the Islamic world, though it may remain invisible a little longer to Western observers relying on media that have lost interest in the topic. It will become visible again only when there are renewed, newsworthy terrorist attacks on Western targets” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ CONSISTENT inconsistency: Via Jihad Watch: Muslim attorney in the Netherlands refuses to rise when judge enters.. cuz Allah said so …. (defendgeertwilders)

Hebrew Mamita- A New Classic

3 thoughts on “Steynian 333

  1. With Respect to guarantors for passports.. nice background work.
    Apparently you live up to JS Mill’s expectations for conservatives…
    the eligible guarantor provision was relaxed considerably ost 9/11. Now anyone, pretty much, can guarantee your passport. If you don’t know a person who fits the description below, then you need a statutory declaration, which must be sworn by an lawyer or notary public…

    so yeah, while your inability to read gave you an excellent “ranting” point it makes one question just how many of your ranting points are based on bad info

    Eligible guarantors
    Your guarantor must:

    Hold a five-year Canadian passport that is valid* or has been expired for no more than one year, on the day you submit your application;
    Have known you personally for at least two (2) years.
    In the case of a child, have known you (parent or legal guardian) personally for at least two (2) years and have knowledge of the child;
    Be a Canadian citizen 18 years of age or older;
    Have been 16 years of age or older when he or she applied for his or her own passport;
    Provide the requested information contained in his or her passport;
    Be accessible to Passport Canada for verification;
    Reside in Canada, in the United States or in any of the areas where submission of the “in Canada and in the USA” application form is authorized, e.g.: Bermuda. It is not necessary that the guarantor reside in the same country as the applicant.

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