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Gaucheries Galore

Bitches: I’m Totally Pooped, OK?

ITEM-– PAGLIA: Obama’s clumsy, smirky staff is sinking him; Amateur hour in the White House; Barack Obama ‘too tired’ to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown. ~

“There’s nothing special about Britain.
You’re just the same as the
other 190 countries in the world.
You shouldn’t expect special treatment.”

~ Unnamed White House Source ~

~ DEAR USSA— MMmkay, it’s not technically our business, but your President is looking more and more like a doof. The Gift Gaffe signifies total stupid, and a collapse of normal White House protocols, on the say-so of The O, and (word has it) Mrs. O, who doesn’t like the English , or something like that. Whatevers.

Where does the buck stop? Whose watch is it? Who’s on deck? Barack [ forbidden name ] Obama, Esq.

Mrs. Binks and I agreed that this was more than mere faux-pas. US-Gov & White House protocols for greeting & feting world leaders are a couple hundred years old. Ceremony? Protocol? Bare amounts of civilized decency? You have not NOT want to do it right. Heck, even the White House staff know what to do.

The appropriate gift thing? There’s people for that: heck, their people have people. As Right Girl said on Coren, just send over to the Smithsonian for some spare historical junk of relevant history.

Or, maybe you can treat the mother-country like a 3rd world dictatorship on double-secret probation. DVDs? UNPLAYABLE frickin’ DVDs? At least the gift-idiots could have ordered them ahead of time from the UK, where the video format wouldn’t be an issue, and shipped them fast back to DC for boxing and such. Gosh, figured that one out all by my lonesome. Plus, some real gifts: there’s years of past examples, and anybody with even a very little class could offer suggestions. Something that doesn’t shout “We gave no more than a passing moment of thought & a credit-card swipe for this, in a way that’s almost worse than giving a gift-certificate, or nothing at all.”

Contra Obama

Camille Paglia– still apparently willing to blame flunkies, and not the man on whose desk the buck doth stop– writes “Don’t they read the “Iliad” anymore in the Ivy League? Check that out for the all-important ritual of gift giving, which has cemented alliances around the world for 5,000 years.” The drunken frat & sorority kids in the O-House got a d-minus on history, dude. Illiad? Is that in Minnesota?

The Greek Chorus of the media will not (as in the real dramas) speak as narrators, for the characters, or for we the people, but only as a cheerleading squad. Nobody wants to say what the world is rapidly figuring out: n00b on board. Hasn’t even got the class or clue to get it done right in the little details. Big-boy real world politics and stuff? Does the White House have a clue on that? Not just ideas, but actual real-world insight that will mean the USSA isn’t blundering about in a vacuum, whilst her allies and enemies look on in increasing shock (and awe)?

So Awfuls Sweepy!

Too tired? Worst excuse ever. This was a giant diplomatic and personal slight. Wars have started over such little details. Pandering to enemies and slighting friends? Is such stumbling feckwittery the vaunted ‘better than Bush’ Obama foreign policy?

Mrs. Binks suggests that perhaps– in light of the Obama rewarding of recent Paleostinian tantrums with a fresh $US 2Billion– the UK needs to start lobbing missiles into Sderot, and wait for the real goodies to start pouring in.

The Buck Stops…?

Has Obama even appointed a new Chief of Protocol of the United States, to replace GWB’s Nancy Brinker? Is there a new Obama White House Social Secretary? If not (since he’s having trouble even appointing primary cabinet positions), it would explain much. On further research, it appears that (1) the “Acting Chief of Protocol Gladys Boluda” and (2) “Desirée Rogers, a prominent Chicago businesswoman and Harvard MBA, will be named the first African American White House social secretary, sources in the presidential transition office said yesterday.” Buck stops on her desk, too.

Obama: outstripping any possible joke by his actual gauche conduct. ~

Desirée Rogers, MBA, MIA

~ AS A HISTORY-GEEK, ancient things are not far away for me. I think in centuries, listen to authors from a thousand or two thousand years ago as if they are friends or contemporaries, and try to see the flux and flow of the years not as a thing past, but present and influencing us however much we may not understand or see it.

You still have to understand how people have thought, and avoid any easy “Then is Just Like Now”, until you have really listened to the past, and let the people speak on their own terms. The inability of the modern academy to let living or dead people have their own voices and thoughts is what has crippled true understanding: we force the past to echo our alleged insights; what we think trumps what they said and thought– or as one alleged Theology prof said in my hearing “It’s not important what Augustine said, but what we think about what he said.” Really? Of course, by that logic, the prof’s own words are unimportant, too– only what I think about he said. And round we spin in the current academic flush-zone.

HRH Anna Comnena, (1093-1153)
HRH Anna Comnena, (1093-1153)

The other thing that drives this reader and historian bonkers are experts who treat their subject and the people in history with disrespect or even open contempt. The Princess Anna Comnena, almost-Empress of the Byzantine Empire wrote in her fine book The Alexiad that we must love books in order to read them aright. It’s not a suspension of judgement, but a sympathy that allows us to respect and read what someone said, and to accord some basic dignity to authors or historical figures whose main difference from us is that we’re not dead yet, and subject to academic games.

For instance, E.R.A. Sawler, editor of the Penguin edition of Anna Comnena’s book, keeps chopping out bits of her text and sticking them in pointless footnotes, evidently bored or irritated with her occasional run-on sentences. Get over it, Sawler– it’s a classic, and HRH is allowed a whole lot more slack than you give her. Or again, snarky editorial comments in the introduction that make me wonder if the text before him was considered rather like a butterfly pinned to a board, and not a wonderful glimpse of history, and an open door into important woman’s mind and insight into her very interesting life & times.

I have the same reservation about the ‘neatened up’ new edition of Eusebius’ Church History, edited by Paul L. Maier. In this book, he scraped out all the ‘excess words’ of Eusebius, leaving the text lightened and brightened (in his view), but to this reader, rather spare, and not in the original voice. One wonders if Mr. Maier (also a writer) would allow someone to do the same to any of his own books, according to the concerns of the moment, and not the voice of the author. Architecture and art and literature is full of such briefly relevant ‘improvements’ and accretions which were later reversed and regretted as uglifications obscuring what was meant to be seen in the first place.

We all must learn to tread lightly on the past, remembering we too shall soon be someone else’s past; and be cautious in our ‘improving’ wisdom, which hasn’t yet undergone the winnowing process of wiser and deeper minds deciding what of what we’ve said and done is of enduring value, or a passing fad and foible of a done age. Perhaps– just perhaps– we’re not actually the brightest, best, and goodest people ever, the culmination of all of history.

The best way forward begins with humility, grows in understanding, and ascends on love– all the rest is footnotes, or foolishness.


Binkses Linkses

~ THE DETAILS— Canadian town honors Aqsa Parvez, honor killing victim! …. (JiWa, Atlas2K)

~ FRESH CANUCKI JIHAD: Fighting The Squishies?.. on the CAIR-Can honcho swipe vs. Tarek Fatah …. (canuckjihad)

Mark Steyn

~ FOR SALE— One hardback! Two hatemongers! Let your copy, before the “human rights” commissars ban it! SHAKEDOWN: The new book by Ezra Levant, with an introduction by Steyn, on the battle to reclaim the lost liberties of a free society. Ezra takes you behind the scenes in the Danish cartoons case, the Steyn/Maclean’s case, and the Canadian state’s war on free speech and real human rights. Order your copy of Shakedown personally autographed by Mark, exclusively from the Steyn Store …. (steynstore)

~ CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS: COMPARE AND CONTRAST– A tale of two stories …. (steynonline)

~ MARK STEYN on Bernie Farber and Catmeat Kinsella …. (

~ TEH STEYN ON COWFARTS: “To comply with emissions targets, European countries are considering a tax on bovine flatulence” …. (nationalreview)

~ FIVE YEARS ON: THE MADRID BOMBINGS— Death, dishonor, and decline …. (steynonline)

~ WALKER— Today’s Mark Madness– Links Steynian …. (


~ HERE’S THE audio of Ezra on CJAD …. (

~ BEWARE! IT’S.. The Ignatieff Effect …. (Ez)

~ TODAY’S Levant-Jaunt: Links Levantian …. (walker)


~ LENT, FASTING, and the Dow Industrials: Profiting from a Weak Economy …. (

~ WILLIAM TIGHE’S The Making of Lent: The Origins of the (More or Less) Forty Day Fast …. (touchstonemag)

~ LENT: Turn Up the Joy …. (fathersofthechurch)

~ FASTING FROM Facebook II …. (scriptoriumdaily)


~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Gerry Nicholls launches new book in Ottawa; In the For What It’s Worth department; Camille Paglia on Obama’s mistakes; The decline of Christianity in the United States; The story about that pregnant nine-year-old …. (

~ CAIR-CAN board member seeks to pillory Tarek Fatah …. (vladtepesblog)

~ AMERICAN CHURCHES AT RISK— “In any case, the battle is here. And it is not a battle for my Catholic Church alone. It is a battle for all the churches, and for the soul of this republic: we will either have the free exercise of our faith, without being pecked to death by courts and bureaucrats and addled lawmakers, or we will be wards of the state, like old ladies allowed to hug our stuffed animals in a nursing home”; CT Legislature…Hey Maybe We Won’t Reorganize The Catholic Church After All; Lies, Lies, Lies! We Have No Idea What We Mean! …. (merecomments)

~ SHAIDLE— Mark Steyn slams newspaper smear job against me (UPDATE from backpeddling “journalist”) …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ BERNIE FARBER says I am: “a purveyor of some of the most offensive racial stereotypes I have ever read”.. teh Shaidle comments in return …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ WE LIKE BOTH RIGHT GIRL, and Michael Coren– however, he was letting his inner douche/ bully out to play in a recent episode of his high-minded talkutainment show. Classless, Mr. Coren– veddy classless …. (girlontheright)

~ DRINK AND forgiveness: the secrets to Western success says Roger Scruton …. (

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Joke’s on her: Is there anything funnier than the sight of an advocate of political correctness who can’t take a joke? I think not” …. (scaramouche)

~ SHAIDLE’S Islam in America: Lawfare — my latest article; and “NOW President condemned for daring to link Buffalo beheading to Islam” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ FREEDOM of Speech panel — Ottawa, March 20 (bumped to top); ‘Exposing the new anti-semitism‘: March 23, Toronto …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ POPE ADMITS ‘fallibility’ and pledges to start using Internet …. (gledhill)

~ NEW SHIRE NETWORK NEWS site now online …. (snnsite)

~ B’NAI BRITH Cleared of Hate Crime Charge – and it only took 5 years! Lawyers always win …. (

~ FUN WITH TRIBUNALS— Canadian Human Rights Commission should appeal ruling on former Sask. MP: critics; Rights commission wants charges laid for disobeying order …. (

~ DAVID WARREN— “…a single glimpse into what emerges from a human embryo” …. (kennethhynek)

~ DAMMIT! There goes my ZOG cheque! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ WOOOOO! US State Dept. Human Rights Report:Canada… not as bad as Zimbabwe. Hey Mugabe! Neener neener neeeener! …. (

~ THE SCARS OF TRUDEAUPISTAN— Been there, done that, still experiencing the aftershocks: American Thinker Michael Krauss, who spent some of his youth in Canada, writes about our proto-Obama, Pierre Elliott Trudeau …. (scaramouche)

~ THE INFIDEL PROF— Disruptive protestors show contempt for democracy …. (novascotiascott)

~ AND NOW, THIS MESSAGE from CAF – the Canadian Anti-Semite Federation …. (

Jonah Goldberg on Glenn Beck

~ WHEN CHURCHES DIE, FALL OVER, GET GOOEY & SMELLY, and maggots crawl all over it, and.. “Breaking up hard to do, by Walker Morrow, The Citizen”; AND Anglican Church Death Watch …. (

~ TEH CATFURZ— Bernie Farber and the Lying Jackal….still getting beat up by a girl; Dean Del Mastro MP – Kinsella Fired from Canadian Jewish Congress, Calls on Ignatieff to force Jackals resignation …. (

~ TRUTH WILL OUT— More Truth on Stem Cells–at NYT; Robert George, Eric Cohen: Stem Cell Research Newly Politicized …. (merecomments)

~ CHRISTOPHOBIA on the march? Double-dealing at Wiley-Blackwell: the case of the Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization …. (newcriterion)

~ EU GESTAPO defeated in EU court …. (timesonline)

~ DO-GOODER GEEZER WATCH: Is Bono a “racist”? Actual African says foreign aid does more harm than good …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ HATE HATE HATE! Judy Rebick: Israeli apartheid week no ‘hate-fest’ Hmmm.. you might wanna rethink that …. (

~ MARXIST HIGH SCHOOL— Getting them while they’re young …. (

Video: Radical Cleric Anjem Choudary on British TV

~ REMEMBER— Leviathan Kills …. (shotgun)

~ THE DEATH OF GREAT BRITAIN, A Continuing Series: Muslims Protest Returning Troops Victory Parade …. (

~ WHY MEN stay away from the feminized church …. (winteryknight)


~ PAGING MP GURBAX MALHI— FUN WITH TAMIL TIGERS– PHOTOS: Sri Lankan bombing caught on film. Blowing innocent people up is not acceptable, nor is your favourite group of murdering thugs, Mr. Malhi; Steve Janke: How can a crowd of people yelling ‘Tamil Tigers! Freedom Fighters!’ be mistaken for an anti-Tiger rally? …. (IC, EZ, NP)

~ KATHY REMINDS US ALL— “It doesn’t matter how carefully conservatives speak. We will be smeared anyhow. So let’s just say what we want” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ WENTE: “These are our trophy kids. We raised them to believe the world was theirs and they could do anything they want. We made sure they would never fail. They grew up playing sports where everyone gets a trophy just for showing up. Their teachers stopped using red ink to mark their tests, because red ink might hurt their self-esteem. And now they’re looking at a lifetime of red ink, thanks to us” …. (walker)

~ FLORIDIAN LAW Preferring Traditional Moms and Dads is Best for Children …. (

~ CAMILLE PAGLIA rightly compares Rush Limbaugh to Lenny Bruce …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ BIG BROTHER in da hizzouse: In conversation with FrontPage Magazine’s Jamie Glazov, Bill Warner, who heads up the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI), explains why Islam finds humour and scepticism so subversive, and how the leftist-Islamist axis is hammering the final nail in the coffin of critical thinking and free speech …. (scaramouche)

~ CHILLING FREE SPEECH: Mapping political persecution …. (

~ GEEZER HIPSTER DOOFUS ALERT! Lib Leader Ignatieff’s Attack Clown Kinsella Sues AGAIN …. (

~ CAN-GOV TO RESTORE anti-terrorism laws …. (dustmybroom)

~ UN PASSES RESOLUTION to make illegal all defamation of Christianity.. or something like that …. (MaD)

~ RJAGO ON Economic Freedom vs the recession …. (rjjago)

~ ALWAYS HAVE WITH US: “In Canada, the difference between “poor” and “not-poor” rests on the amount of disposable income one possesses. The “poor” are those who do not have a lot of disposable income. Not people who lack the necessities. People who have the necessities but have to scrimp to break even at the end of the month are the poor” …. ()

~ HMMMM— “A question I have raised from time to time in our discussions of free speech and laws targeting putative “hate speech”, is how is it possible for any court to draw a line around hate speech without becoming politicized and, quite possibly, mystical” …. (

~ KONTRA KINSELLA— “Three MPs have stood up in the House of Commons and brought the Jackal’s threats against the CIC and TVO to the Notice of the House” …. (jaycurrie)

~ RIGHT GIRL: “The Jews of History”; and YouTube: RightGirl on Michael Coren …. (girlontheright)

~ NEW PRODUCT in trial testing in Californication …(thepeoplescube)

~ TOUCHSTONE— Russell Moore’s “Love, Sex, & Mammon: Hard Times, Hard Truths & the Economics of the Christian Family” …. (touchstonemag)

~ SMOKING, selective enforcement, freedom and culture …. (vladtepesblog)

~ TOTALITARIANS at work?: ‘End climate of impunity’ for online extremists, report urges …. (



“Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away.”

~ Hughes Mearns. “Antigonish” 1899

~ KNOCK, KNOCK! Brit Cabinet Member on Obama Admin: “There is nobody there” …. (

~ SUICIDE RUN? Caroline Glick– “The Obama administration has no intention of preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power or Syria from maintaining its alliance with the mullahs. The White House seeks far more modest ends” …. (carolineglick)

~ OBAMA: The Manchurian Candidate …. (

~ PACHECO: “Stem Cells and the New President” …. (

~ SCIPIO ON Our Best And Brightest Fools …. (thereturnofscipio)

~ AVE, CAESAR! “For some reason, a lot of people seem surprised about the scope of change that President Baracus Hubris Maximus (Hail, Ceasar!) has attempted to bring about so early in his administration” …. (uppitywoman08)

~ PROTOCOL OFFICE MIA: Black Narcissus; & “Diplomatic donnybrook” …. (

~ RC BISHOP: “President Obama is forcing all American taxpayers to pay for this homicidal research …. (lsn)

~ BE AFRAID! White House Creates Council on Women & Girls …. (merecomments)

~ ROBERT SPENCER— Obama in Turkey: Another Missed Opportunity? …. (JiWa)

~ ROSETT— What Do You Do With Last Week’s “Reset” Button? …. (claudiarosett)

~ BOSTON – More than one out of every five dollars of the $126 million Massachusetts is receiving in earmarks from a $410 billion federal spending package is going to help preserve the legacy of the Kennedys …. (pajamasmedia)

VIDEO: The Freudian Joy of Obama Advertising

~ IT’S NOT JUST the economy, stupid. Obama administration already failing in foreign policy areas, too …. (

~ WORST PRESIDENT ever? He’s working hard …. (winteryknight)


~ LETTER TO CLAIM Obama Associate Behind Domestic Terror Attack …. (mypetjawa)

~ OBAMA PLAN Hits Blue States Hardest …. (Wz)

~ UPPITY WOMAN— “Is it Depression 2.0 yet? Ask 700 people who applied for one janitor’s job” …. (uppitywoman08)


~ NEW STEM-CELL policy favours politics over ethics; You may have heard that the Obama administration is reversing Bush-era rules regarding embryonic stem cell research …. (catholicregister, reformedpastor)

~ THE OBAMA Disaster– 50 Days That Changed the World …. (

~ FUTURE BEAT-DOWN, SURRENDERS— $410 Billion Spending Bill Passes Senate; On Its Way To the White House; and yet, Granny Rictus McFlyMeToTheMoononaVC-25 suggests we are understimulated; Obama backs pet projects and signs spending bill …. (, yahoo)

~ POTUS = HERO? Obnoxious name given to morally troublesome act …. (

~ INSANE: Congress has Spent $1 Billion an Hour Since Obama Took Office …. (Wz)

~ OBAMANOMICS 101, by Roger Kimball; and “The Idiot’s Guide to Destroying the Economy: a 12-Step Program” …. (newcriterion)

~ EVIDENTLY, a teleprompter attached to each of one’s hips does not guarantee even a single gaffe-free moment; The Greatest Teleprompter Reader Ever …. (rbo, cjunk)


~ THE OBAMA Smear Machine Goes After Aaron Klein …. (mypetjawa)

~ NOT DEAD YET! Market up nearly 6% as Citigroup declares a profit …. (uppitywoman08)


~ THE LONG LEGS of the Crash: 13 Unexpected Consequences of the Financial Crisis …. (foreignpolicy)

~ ACCOUNT INSURANCE? Not so much.. “How hard can we laugh at this and still find coffee money in the morning? These are the geniuses who claim they have insured our deposits up the $250,000 each. The FDIC is bust. It didn’t collect for ten years” …. (

~ THE GAFFE-PROOF Hillary Clinton Made No Mistakes On World Tour …. (mitchieville)

~ CAVEAT EMPTOR— Obama Supporter/”Mentor” Warren Buffet Now Also Has Buyer’s Remorse …. (

~ TREASURY DEPARTMENT completes more TARP deals …. (bailoutsleuth)

~ BUH-BYE, NOW— Obama intel pick withdraws. Worked for Chinese government firm accused of acting against U.S. national security. In unrelated news, NY Times Never Ran A Story on Freeman’s Appointment…Until Now …. (uppitywoman08,

~ AFPAK: “Obama is making the muddle worse.” …. (

~ OBAMA… Yeah, I’ll Just Ignore Provisions Of A Law If It Gets Me The Votes I Need …. (

~ DIANA WEST— Rush Limbaugh Is Not the Problem …. (dianawest)

~ THE GENIUS OBAMA! Even More Diplomacy: As “Real IRA” Murders Two and Promises “New Wave of Attacks,” Obama to Fete Ex-IRA Chief on St. Patrick’s Day …. (

~ THE ECONOMY is in free fall and we may be facing another Great Depression. In response, the government is scrambling to spend its way back to health. Is this really the best solution? …. (insidecatholic)

~ THE ORWELLIAN Presidential Bully Pulpit, by David Limbaugh …. (humanevents)

~ ECONOMY? :LOOK AT THAT FAT MAN! Lamest billboard ever, as Dems keep up anti-Rush crusade …. (michellemalkin)

~ ISTOOISNOTISTOOISNOT! Eligibility issue sparks ‘edit war’. Wikipedia blocks users from posting criticism of Obama …. (rbo)

~ CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK— Will risk aversion be the guiding principle of Obama’s counterterrorism strategy? …. (creepingsharia)

~ DOUG GILES— Gun and Ammo Sales are Shooting Through the Roof (I Wonder Why?) …. (

~ VIVA LA REVOLUCION! — From ACORN/Jobs With Justice rally today in Orlando to push “historic budget” to worldwide demonstrations for “global social justice” …. (rbo)

~ OBAMA BREAKS 8,000 Campaign Promises. $410B spending bill includes $200,000 for tattoo removal program …. (seattletimes)

~ PRO-LIFE GROUPS Blast Obama for Funding Research Destroying Human Life …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ AMATEUR HOUR in the White House; Barack Obama ‘too tired’ to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown …. (dcexaminer, Telegraph)

~ ‘BAMA’S BUDGET, the Great Wealth Destroyers of All Time …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ SOUTH CAROLINA Governor Becomes First to Formally Reject Stimulus Funds, “Printing Money Like This Will Devalue the US Dollar” …. (Wz)

~ MSNBC: rate Obama’s performance …. (

~ CLINTON ANNOUNCES Million-Dollar Scholarship Program for Palestinians …. (creepingsharia)

~ UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Says They Will Still Scrutinize US Counter-Terror Policies Even With Obama in Office, “His Decisions Still Reflect a War Paradigm, We Are Not at War (With Terror)” …. (Wz)

~ THE MATH-WIZARD VPOTUS— Biden the Mathematician: 5% “incorrigible” Taliban + 25% on the fence = 70% “moderate” …. (JiWa)

~ LARWYN’S Link Kerplosion: MoveOn’s war against healthcare begins …. (

~ WORK HARD, LOSE MONEY! How redistribution of wealth kills the entrepreneurial spirit …. (winteryknight)

~ ACORN International Solidarity? You betcha! …. (rbo)

~ FOUR BIG PROBLEMS with cap-and-trade …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ CONNECTICUT Democrats introduce bill to re-organize Catholic church hierarchy; Worrying news from Connecticut …. (winteryknight, Hynek)


~ CANADIAN TOWN honors Aqsa Parvez, honor killing victim! …. (JiWa)


~ REMEMBERING The Life and Death of a Canadian Hero …. (


~ EGYPTIAN MUSLIMS BURN Christian man alive, stab his father to death; Copt murdered over rumoured harassment of Muslim girl. Egyptian born Mohamed Elmasry does not rush home to protest, nor speak out publicly against such atrocities: aftera ll, they’re only dirty kuffars!(JiWa, NScott)

~ FEEL THE STUPID— Vatican Paper Supports Islamic Fraud Finance. France Wants Its Share of Sharia Fraud Banking …. (brusselsjournal)

~ LEGAL SURRENDER: How Al Qaeda Won in Washington …. (dianawest)

~ FORMER CONTRACT WORKER for Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs to be sentenced today on terrorism charges …. (dustmybroom)

~ 15 YEARS AGO: 4 Muslims convicted in first World Trade Center bombing …. (creepingsharia)

~ KA-BOOM! Madrid’s March 11th terrorist attacks: 5th anniversary …. (

~ ALL THAT WAS MISSING Were The Fake Suicide Bombers …. (sda)

~ THE TORSTAR’S FAVE Jewish anti-Zionist letter-writer, Abe Goldberg (who is this guy?) has another “brilliant” missive in today’s paper …. (scaramouche)

~ ISLAMO-LENINISM: Theodore Dalyrymple credits education and rising standards of living for the persistence of ideology …. (ghostofaflea)

~ ANNE BAYEFSKY – A Sham engagement, The U.S. participates in a human-rights travesty …. (

~ DHIMMI Archbishop Nichols defends use of chapel for event marking Mohammed’s birthday …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ BEHEADED, YOU SAY? IN THE U.S.? What We Don’t Read in America …. (ivp)

~ ROBERT FULFORD – Islam and the problem of the sacred word …. (

~ RELIGION OF… Afghan Court Upholds Journalism Student’s 20-Year Blasphemy Sentence …. (

~ LOTTERY WINNERS! Clueless in Gaza: Pouring gazillions into Gaza and keeping it out of Hamas’s hands? Easy-peasy, according to Gaza aiders and abetters. The real challenge, they claim, will come down the road, when foodstuffs segue into actual “reconstruction” …. (scaramouche)

~ UPPITY CANUCKI! A condemnation of ISESCO / OIC’s defamation of Judaism & Jews ruled “off the subject” at UN by Canadian Ambassador/Chairman …. (JiWa)

~ KRAALSPACE— “If 9/11 had really changed us, there’d be a 150-story building on the site of the World Trade Center today” …. (

~ THE ENDLESSLY AMUSING Gaza Melting Pot: Tax-Dollars and Terrorist Banking …. (claudiarosett)

~ RHYMES WITH “FRUITY”: Toronto Star Middle East scribe Oakland Ross is doing his bit to spring a violent, genocidal Jew-loathing thug from jail, claiming he’s–get this–the “Palestinian Mandela.” …. (scaramouche)

~ LIEBERMAN in Senate to probe Somali jihadist recruiting across U.S. …. (creepingsharia)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS: Labour’s disastrous policy is radicalizing a whole new generation of Muslims …. (Wz)

~ 9/11 DEFENDANTS: “We ask to be near to God, we fight you and destroy you and terrorize you. The Jihad in god’s cause is a great duty in our religion.” …. (JiWa)

~ ISRAEL ON high alert for Purim; Mystery drones disrupt Iranian satellite launch …. (icej)

~ ISLAMO-SUPREMACISTS Slowly Taking Over Canada, NDP …. (

~ THE FBI & CIA: American Muslims and Converts are ‘radicalized’ to terrorism …. (Wz)

~ THE SILENT exodus of Jewish refugees from Muslim lands …. (JiWa)

~ JIHAD WITH BOATS— World Trade and the Pirates @ the Horn Of Africa …. (therealbarackobama)

~ VIDEO: “CSC Researcher Houriya Ahmed is interviewed about the implications of accommodating some parts of Sharia law to the settling of civil disputes amongst British Muslims for a topical BBC documentary” …. (bbc)

~ THE JEW FIXATION, by Juergen Buehler …. (

~ TAWFIK HAMID— Islam Should Prove It’s a Religion of Peace: Muslims can start with better Quranic scholarship …. (

~ ISLAMIST KHALED MOUAMMAR got to select Canada’s immigrants …. (xanthippa)

~ CAROLINE GLICK— “In an interview with Teheran Times two weeks ago, Norman Finklestein, the notorious Hizbullah and Hamas supporter and all-purpose anti-Semite, called Israel a “vandal state,” and “insane state,” a “terrorist state,” and a “satanic state.” …. (carolineglick)

~ FBI, SENATORS recommend ban on terror-related CAIR, CAIR hires Democratic Senator …. (creepingsharia)

~ INTERESTING: “In response to the Conservative party call to deny entry to the UK to an alleged media spokesman for Hezbollah Dr. Ibrahim el-Moussaoui, CSC Researcher Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens said: “As long as the government are willing to stand by the decision to ban Geert Wilders there is absolutely no way they can allow this man in.” …. (

~ SHOULD the EU Countries Go to the UN’s Hate Fest? …. (brusselsjournal)

~ WHAT THE— UK: One in seven believe women should be hit for wearing sexy clothing …. (JiWa)

~ SHHHH! Muslim immigration into the UK has left a trail of rape victims …. (theopinionator)

~ INTERNATIONAL jihadist thuggery: Sudanese Sharia expert calls for death of International Criminal Court prosecutor …. (JiWa)

~ THE IRANIAN President Owns A New Shoe …. (mitchieville)

~ A LIST OF FAILED & FOILED terrorist attacks against the USA; Founder of prison terrorist group planned major US attacks, sentenced to 16 years additional prison …. (vladtepesblog)

~ MASTERMIND GITMO Detainees Say That 9/11 is a “Badge of Honor” …. (

~ VIA XANTHIPPA— Khamisa Sawadi: yet another victim of Sharia! …. (xanthippaschamberpot)

~ CHEERFUL UK Muslim demonstrators: British government is “terrorist”; Leftist British MP gives thousands of dollars, vehicles to Hamas …. (jihadwatch)

~ BAT YE’OR: Islam can change, despite its great sensitivity to “blasphemy” …. (

CSC Director Douglas Murray appeared on BBC1’s
The Big Questions discussing the question,
Is Islam an intolerant religion?

~ VIDEO: Consequences of sharia law for women & children …. (creepingsharia)

~ MISCHIEF or malice: laser attacks on airplanes …. (xanthippa)

~ VLAD TEPES— Links for March 10. Women and Islam …. (vladtepesblog)

~ MUSLIM COUNTRIES Seek to Ban YouTube …. (creepingsharia)

~ SOCIAL COHESION— The West and the Future of Islam: A debate between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Ed Husain …. (socialcohesion)

~ NEW BOOK— United in Hate: The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror …. (orthodoxytoday)


~ LUTON ISLAMISTS Campaign For Anglican Beards …. (anorak)

~ CREEPING SHARIA— Who knew? Freddie Mac into sharia finance too; IRS allows interest deductions on supposedly interest-free sharia compliant loans …. (creepingsharia)

~ BULGARIA: imposing Wahabbi Islam by force …. (


Video: Hamas terrorists kill innocent Palestinians in Gaza

2 thoughts on “Steynian 334

  1. Hmmm, interesting that I stumbled upon this blog, although I’m an attentive reader of as well as Your words about history and its relevant voices throughout the millennia are just what I’m studying. It’s an MA in Humanities that is based entirely on the “Great Books of the Western World.” Oh, we are also allowed to use the KJV of the Bible as reference, but that’s it. The Great Books collection ends at mid-20th century because the editors all agreed, in the revision of the late 90s, that one needs time and perspective before determining the significance of any author, any writing, any contribution to the Western tradition. The description of these Great Books is they are “conversations” that have lasted for 28 centuries, from Homer until the 20th century, and are inclusive without regard to time or language. And I doubt that any of those Ivy Leaguers have read anything about or by Homer, unless it’s Homer Simpson. One can graduate from Harvard without taking a single course in U.S. History. Appalling, but these are the brilliant ones who are now embarrassing themselves and our country. God help us all.

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