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William Wallace, BraveHeart

Wallace’s words to live by:

Dico Tibi Verum, Libertas Optima Rerum:
Nunquam Servili Sub Nexu Vivito, Fili

Translation: My Son, Freedom is best, I tell thee true, of all things to be won. Then never live within the Bond of Slavery.


~ “SEE? THE LEFT IS FAR BETTER than the right any day, any time! The racist haters and their neo-fascist minions support and donate to those bloviators Ezra, and Steyn, and that harpy Shaidle and all their well-deserved lawsuits. We’re just balancing the scales.”

Really? Really really?

So you find some guy, lefties– on an official UN list as a terror-supporter, right? Man barred from entering Canada. So you.. support him, and raise cash to fly him here anyway, with “Project Fly Home“.

Isn’t that morally reprehensible, and possibly illegal? Could these proud Leftards be any more useful idiots in the current battles, without actually joining AL-Q and moving to Waziristan themselves? “Omar Khadr– Al-Q killer; Mahar Arar.. sinister links? No problem– we like ’em!”

Note, they’re not supporting women or Christians in Jihad/ Sharia nations who really need money and support, or imprisoned Iranian student activists, but this guy. Nor do we see these guys demanding that actual terrorists, like that old guy in Brampton— Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad— who was ordered deported 21 years ago?

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Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad, a convicted terrorist, stand outside his home in Brantford, Ontario

Here’s the list of flakes and terror-supporter supporters.. including: John Baglow, writer – (none other than lefty blogger Dr. Dawg); Richard Moon, Professor, (HRC Review guy); anti-Israel activist Sophie Schoen; a $400 donation by David Orchard… professors, some CUPW guy, lots of interesting info there.

Justice must be done in a timely manner– but given the number of ‘sympathetic cases’ recently released from Gitmo who have gone back to full-time Jihad, despite being Miss Congeniality whilst in U.S. custody, can’t we say that some folks have good reasons for misrepresenting themselves whilst under duress?

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See? He really likes his kid!


A Crisis Of Yoots


~ ITEM:
UK jihadist used to be the life of the party.

~ ITEM: “They were brought up and educated in England but, although many live on benefits, they admit their loyalty is not to this country but to Islam. They want the UK to be an Islamic state, with sharia law and women in burkas”.

~ ITEM: Michael Coren: powerful Islamic groups detest the countries they call home.

~ ITEM: Australia: His Eminence Cardinal Pell believes West now scared of criticising Islam.

~ ITEM: The Death of the Grown-Up Church, by: Diana West; Christianity Under Fire: Why Fewer People Identify With The Faith.

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~ YOUTH BRING ENERGY, CHOICES, AND CHANGE to life, and young men and women are potential world-changers. In the West, we forget that many great men and women of the past were youngish people when making their careers and sometimes radical choices; Mary the Mother of Jesus a young teenager when she said yes to God’s gift of a child; many saints and martyrs of the church were in their teens and twenties. The ancient and mediaeval worlds had a lot of scope for young people making a life. Part of our society was once geared to allowing children and youth the protection and opportunity to make the most of themselves. Now we speak of children as environmentally and financially demanding lifestyle choices.

Part of what grips the Islamic world is a crisis of youth and choices. Imagine the usual dictatorship. Will you drown yourself in pleasure? or get super-religious?Join the military or secret police or government? You’re not free to make many choices, change your faith, or openly speak your mind. The freedoms we take for granted and abuse and whine about in the West are not the freedom of most of the Middle East (except Israel). The brightest and best and most passionate leave their homeland, with all the costs that implies.

The young men we see ranting at TV screens and in our midst in the West are making the choice allowed them by a repressive totalitarian Islam: as much a prison of the spirit, as of nations or tribes or peoples. For a passionate young Muslim in today’s environment, jihadism is a toxic but tempting choice, given the options. So the life of the party guy switches suddenly to a “Death To America” guy; so the rich fop St. Francis said no to the wealth and pleasure and privilege of his day and chose a world-changing monastic way. We forget that much of the now-Islamic Middle East was Christian: Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Arabia, Mesopotamia, and even parts of Persia, and Armenia. Now, to return to that faith– or desire a church with a steeple and a bell and no government oppression in most of those same lands– is to risk death, persecution, sorrow for your family, loss of freedoms or jobs, threats of jihad against you personally.

In a strange way, the ciris of no-faith in the West is complementary to the crisis of repressive faith in the Islamic world. Our faith has grown soft under freedom and Leviathan; the Islamic world needs a faith that allows for freedom and faith; individuality and conformity; a true freedom of the spirit and completion of the self that comes from serving God, who has shared our life, and shares his divine life with us through his passion and resurrection. Because we are all tainted with Marxism, we tend only to see religion as private and opiate-like. To Marx we respond that his false faith in the people’s revolution was the opiate, and has oppressed more people and led to more deaths than all the crusades or jihads or pogroms ever have.

The Christian Faith is the root and culmination of Roman Law, Greek thought and drama, and Hebrew Spirituality. If it dies in the West, we lose the root of freedom, and find arbitrary power and utopianisms spring up to try and replace it. That is the poisonous fruit of the French and all subsequent revolutions. The Islamic lands await that re-inheritance, which was stripped away from them by the armies of Islam and Muhammed the Despoiler. From their recovery of the faith of their mediaeval ancestors, they can find the root of freedom under the true God which will truly renew their societies and individuals.

As long as we offer Muslim youth in the West only a disembowelled Christianity or arid agnosticism or flaccid political correctness, it just will not do. Their choice then will be for the exciting lies and clarity of radicalized Islam, before which Western authorities seem powerless and cowardly. It’s a crusade (which we’ve damned and outlawed); it’s a world-changing choice (which we’ve forbidden in conformity, and communtarianism); it’s better than lying beneath the boot of a dictator at home, or following feeble fools in the West, who can’t be bothered to see what’s happening right in front of them, or to defend what they should rightly remember are the Western faith and principles.

We apparently despise ourselves.. why should those who want to take our stuff and replace us not despise us, too? A great civilization is not conquered from outside, until it has begun to destroy itself from within.

I’m not agreeing with Jihad, here, but laying plain the spiritual choices which perhaps underlie the crisis for Muslim and Western young people to find no ‘there’ there when they seek to launch out and choose something good and true and which will make a difference. Secularity or utopia is not true freedom, just as Jihadism is spiritual slavery. ~

“[G]oing back to the beginning of Islam, one finds Muhammed himself—the model Muslim, against whose standard all the faithful must be judged. And where Christianity has a Christ who turns the other cheek and gives himself over to be crucified, Islam has a Prophet who makes war—in self-defense, arguably, but with a glad heart, a warlike spirit and a knowledge that Allah is on his side. It is that example, that spirit of war, that flung the early Islamic empires outward to the corners of the earth, that spirit that inspired militant Muslims down through the centuries—a spirit that divides the world into the House of Islam and the House of Unbelief, and declares irrevocable enmity between them.”

~ Ross Douthat ~


~ SAD TO SAY, it looks like Ridley Scott’s somewhat ahistorical hit movie ‘Gladiator‘ was a remix of the semi-historical 1964 not-so-much-a-hit The Fall of The Roman Empire (starring Sir Alec Guinness, Sophia Loren, Christopher Plummer, and the usual Brit suspects of big-budget 60s movies). Worst of all, despite goofy editing, odd soundtrack, wooden dialogue, in many places it’s much better than Gladiator– even if the overall effect is still a curate’s egg “Rotten, but parts of it were excellent!” ~


Binkses Linkses

~ FRESH CANUCKI JIHAD— A Good News/ Bad News Thing …. (canuckjihad)

~ BINKS EN FRANCAIS! Canucki Jihad : Un ancien membre du conseil d’administration de CAIR-CAN cherche à clouer Tarek Fatah au pilori …. (pointdebasculecanada)

~ AN INTERESTING comment from one of our new readers …. (steynian)

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"Disappointing And Disturbing”

Mark Steyn

“Just between you, me, and the old, the late middle-aged and the early middle-aged: Isn’t it terrific to be able to stick it to the young? I mean, imagine how bad all this economic-type stuff would be if our kids and grandkids hadn’t offered to pick up the tab.”

~ Mark Steyn ~

~ CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS— IS SECTION 13 NOW AN UNENFORCEABLE LAW? A small victory for the free speech campaign? Plus Richard Warman’s arse (cont) … (steynonline)

~ STEYN: Obama votes “Present”– It’s better to give than to receive – especially with this Messiah. But the Administration is correcting its missteps; For all Europe’s Obamamania Mr Obama is, in fact, one of the least European-minded of American presidents; Andy, Ed, re the Administration’s decision to call enemy combatants something other than “enemy combatants” …. (nrotc)

~ STEYN SPEAKS! — Mark talks to the editorial board of The Hillsdale Collegian about the US media, and how the Boomers have decided to stick it to America’s youth …. (hillsdalecollegian)

~ THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW: CABINETRY AND CAPITOLISM– Mark and Hugh discuss the Obama economy …. (hughhewitt)

~ OFFENSIVENESS update: “Ezra Levant and his comrades continue to make slow progress in the battle to return ancient liberties such as free speech to the Dominion of Canada” …. (nrotc)

~ PRO JOURNALIST Randy Richmond misses the news angle yet again …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ W00T! “The Binksmeister wonders where is Khaled Mouammar’s cover version of Perry Como?” Comment– “Hateful & Cuddly?” …. (marksteyn.com)

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~ ENFORCEMENT of section 13 of the CHRA has been suspended …. (ez)

~ SEMI-FAUX NEO-NAZI DOWN! Human Rights Tribunal: Richard Warman’s conduct “disappointing and disturbing” …. (ezralevant)

~ WALKERISM: Levant-Jaunt– Links Levantian …. (walkersunknownthoughts.blog)

~ TEH GYAPONG— Ezra has second thoughts …. (deborahgyapong)

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Lenty Links

~ AMERICAN DIGEST— “O Magnum Mysterium:” The Persistence of Sacred Beauty …. (americandigest)

~ SAYS WELBORN: “One of the best ways to begin Lent is with the Holy Father’s message” …. (amywelborn)

~ FIFTEEN TIPS for Better Preaching, by David Mills …. (insidecatholic)

~ HUNDREDS of Thousands in Canadian Lent Collection Money Funding Pro-Abortion Groups in Mexico …. (lsn)

~ LENTEN Beverage Substitute? …. (merecomments)

~ THIRD Sunday in Lent: Spiritual Warfare …. (anglicancontinuum.blog)

~ ST. JEROME’S does e-mail fast …. (catholicregister)

FreeSpeechers

~ THE GYAPONG— Cardinal Pell on modern liberalism’s totalitarian tendencies; What if God asked you to build an ark?; Jonah Goldberg goes to the movies; The pope’s letter— it must be read and reread; AP on the Traditional Anglican Communion and the Holy See; Government agency posts hate speech on the Internet; I loved writing up John Beaulieu’s lecture in Ottawa; Embryonic stem cells? Why?; Obama’s enemies list– the vast Left-wing conspiracy; Karl Rove on the Obama admin’s attack on Rush Limbaugh; David Frum is starting to annoy me; So Jason Kenney has a security detail now?; Imagine if this were an abortion clinic bomber …. (dg)

~ CATHOLIC INSIGHT responds to the Moon Report; andRepeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act …. (catholicinsight, chrc-ccdp.ca)

~ JASON KENNEY now needs full time “Personal Security”– Threat assessment by RCMP notes risk of attack by Christadelphian extremists – named Mohammed; the whiny-baby CAF demands: “Arab Canadians call on Prime Minister Harper to restrain Minister Jason Kenney.” Preferably hanging upside down, shackled to a wall, no doubt. (But who’s going to “restrain” the Arabs?) …. (blazingcatfur, scaramouche)

~ WONDERS! Another Islamist Front Organization: Jason Kenney please cut off funding to the Islamic Social Services Association of Manitoba …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ SHIRE NETWORK GOODNESS— “The Zionist Matzo Ball Menace and more: all new Shire News Network podcast” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ DENYSE O’LEARY— “My own view: The best way to understand these problems is this: Government is drying up as a source of funds for “creative” intellectual enterprises, so people who could once have got grants are now shaking down private citizens, by discovering grievances and pursuing them with compliant government agencies. Right? Wrong? We’ll see.]” …. (post-darwinist.blog)

~ THE SLAYER’S SLAYER: Say this for Richard the Nazi Slayer–he had a really good run. Ten times up to bat; ten times rewarded with a “you go, guy!” and a tax-free payoff from the grateful citizens of Canada (not to mention that nice award from some adoring Jews) …. (scaramouche)

~ INFIDEL Stephen Harper to Libertarians: You’re Naive, and You Don’t Believe in Personal Responsibility. Oddly enough, now we see that Libertarians are indeed True Believers, and get uppity and all when their faith and saving hope is attacked …. (mikebrockonline.com)

~ CLASSIC DALRYMPLE: The Perils of Activism: Ken Saro-Wiwa …. (skepticaldoctor)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Kathy Shaidle is a righteous gentile, a true friend of the Jewish people and a tireless warrior for democracy and freedom. And yet, to the clueless Bernie, because she’s conservative, and because she refuses to genuflect to the pathetic courtesies of political correctness, he has singled her out as the enemy” …. (fivefeetoffury, scaramouche)

~ ALICE IN WONDERLAND— At last the Dodo said, ‘everybody has won, and all must have prizes.’; “The UK is set to abandon school league tables measuring exam results and replace them with measurements of wellbeing” …. (adelaide.edu.au, ghostofaflea)

~ YELLOW Journalist Randy “I Love Lucy” of the London Free Press eviscerated by Mark Steyn …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ AN AMAZING Hate Speech Ruling; Richard Warman harshly criticized for ‘Disappointing, disturbing’ behaviour; The Globe— “Activist wins rights case but catches flak”; Rights tribunal backs Warman, with reservation; Another embarrassment for the Canadian Human Rights Commission; White supremacy group ordered to halt hatred …. (Various)

~ XANTHIPPA— Divide and Censor: “The internet has succeeded in breaking down borders: political (to some extent) and geographical – with great success. Paradoxically, it is precisely this success that has created new types of borders”; and ‘Ham radio’ internet …. (xanthippa)

~ MAKING A DESERT AND CALLING IT PEACE— No sane person would want to live in the world the Canadian Jewish Congress approves of …. (fivefeetoffury)

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Stinking Infidel Had It Coming

~ ANOTHER CHRISTIAN BEATEN; Eurabia – where the police are little better than boyscouts and cultural diversity means being to express one’s opinion in the manner dictated by one’s prophet …. (sentinel.blog, cjunk.blog)

~ A VICTORY for Individual Rights at Pomona College: No-Trespassing Order Reversed for Two Students Who Asked “Disruptive” Questions; Speech Code of the Month: University of Tulsa …. (FIRE)

~ ENGLAND— “Too little action is being taken by the authorities against hostile Muslims” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ WALKER MORROW: “Indeed, if I may offer a critique, Ms. Butler’s was a rather shallow analysis of my shallow analysis. But that could just be me being shallow” …. (walker)

~ TEH WAR-MAN.. Lucy gets spanked; A pyrrhic victory for anti-racism crusader Richard Warman …. (jaycurrie, Shotgun)

~ RIGHT WING RADIO Review: week of March 9, 2009 …. (examiner.com)

~ WRIGHT STATE University Bans Christian Group from Campus …. (FIRE)

~ AS USUAL, po-mo feminists like Atwood have been shamefully silent …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

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Scary Old Hypocrite

~ FREE SPEECH in Ireland, By Baron Bodissey …. (walker)

~ WHERE’S your Messiah now, Bernie Farber? …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ SOCKPUPPET.COM— Online Privacy: The Noose Tightens …. (lawiscool)

~ SO HAS ENFORCEMENT of Section 13 of the CHRA has been suspended? …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ CANADA’S Stephen Harper: Antisemitism A Pernicious Evil …. (conservativeinthecloset.blog)

~ NEW U.N. RESOLUTION would define any questioning of Islamic dogma as a human rights violation …. (JiWa)

~ UNITED NATIONS puts man on watch list of Taliban/al Qaeda supporters. Man barred from entering Canada. Dhimmis raise money to fly him here anyway. This is against the law, apparently …. (TorStar, TPC)

~ NOW, NOW, CHILDREN— “This is an interesting and rather unique approach from the Speaker of the House of Commons. Essentially he is trying to curb debate in the House citing decorum. In effect he wants to impose the Tyranny of Nice on MPs. The MPs should have none of it” …. (jaycurrie)

~ DEFINED BY WHINING: Heather MacDonald takes a look at Victimology 101; Phantom Guilt Syndrome. A guide to self-loathing; What to Think, Not How. A review of Indoctrinate U …. (davidthompson)

~ FREEDOM on the global Internet still a pipe dream …. (walker)

~ SPENCER— Bible and Qur’an: equally violent? …. (JiWa)

~ SOCIAL ENGINEERING ALERT— The United States representative to the U.N. is making a move that goes against national law and President Obama’s position on gay marriage.. 30. (f) “Laws should also be enacted to ensure women’s reproductive and sexual rights, including the right of independent access to reproductive and STD health information and services and means of contraception, including safe and legal abortion and the freedom to choose among these, the right to determine number and spacing of children . . .” …. (unitedfamiliesinternational)

~ COPYBOOK GODS— Your Human Rights Commissions: Absolute power …. (godscopybook.blog)

~ CANADA: where anonymous tipsters’ accusations of ‘racism’ are a way of ‘life’ …. (fivefeetoffury)

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~ STORMFRONTER Richard Warman’s bigotry questioned …. (girlontheright)

~ PACHECO— “Killinggirlsmovie.com – A new movie from the Irish film director David Kinsella. A true story from a Russian late term abortion clinic. This film is neither Pro Life or Pro Choice, but the honest truth about 3 girls who decide to terminate their pregnancy; 40 Days for Life Toronto Hits Half-Way Point – Participants Say Public Response “Surprising” …. (socon.ca, lsn)

~ LIBERAL MP Ruby Dhalla has had some sort of trouble regarding Tamils. The details are sketchy, and no one seems to be talking …. (stevejanke)

~ GEORGE PELL on Intolerance; Cardinal Pell: Christians Falling under Global Campaign of “Bullying and Intimidation” …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ QUEBEC PARENTAL RIGHTS in religious and moral education By Jean Morse-Chevrier …. (catholicinsight)

~ HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD WORSE in One Step — The EU has declared war on charity …. (creativeminorityreport)

~ DRINKING intellectual hemlock at The University of Calgary …. (mercatornet)

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~ MAD: I CAME TO UNDERSTAND what “human rights” actually means, and what they’re for, back in the mid 1990s …. (MaD)

~ ARE AMERICANS Abandoning God? by Andrew Klavan; An end to faith could be suicidal …. (pj)

~ INDIA’S CHRISTIANS – The Violence Continues; Christians Still Being Attacked in Orissa, Says Archbishop …. (christianity.ca, cp)

~ NEW EUGENICS: Selecting Embryos for Eye and Hair Color …. (a-m)

~ LEVIATHAN wants your prints …. (shotgun)

Steven Crowder goes to Gitmo!

~ VIA KATE @ SDA: “If you hear of someone assaulting Warren Kinsella with a rolled up T1 Canada Revenue Agency Tax Return, it wasn’t me” …. (sda)

~ EN FRANCAISLa campagne de Muslims Against Sharia pour faire reconnaître l’”honoricide” comme un crime haineux …. (pointdebasculecanada)

~ WE’RE ALL GUILTY! Racial slur found at Calgary Multicultural Centre …. (novascotiascott)

~ FENRIS mourns the predictable loss of Canada …. (MaD)

~ REGRETTABLE E.U. Equality Laws Threaten to Empower Atheists to Sue More …. (a-m)

~ IN CANADA “many believe… on the whole that bad people are somehow the victims [“such a nice guy”] of a flawed society. In the US, however flawed one may–or may not–consider the society to be, there are people who are simply considered bad by the justice system” …. (damianpenny)

~ THE NEW BLACKLIST – Freedom of speech – unless you annoy the wrong people; If Robespierre were to ascend from hell and seek out today’s guillotine fodder, he might start with a list of those with three incriminating initials beside their names: MBA. The Masters of Business Administration, that swollen class of jargon-spewing, value-destroying financiers and consultants have done more than any other group of people to create the economic misery we find ourselves in …. (a-m, ft)

~ PM HARPER’S anti-libertarian speech; The Ideological dimensions of Canadian conservatism …. (shotgun)

~ DAVID HARSANYI: ‘There’s more to life than science’– Harsanyi on stem cell research …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ PRAYING FOR MARXISM in Africa, By: Mark D. Tooley– The World Council of Churches salutes Communist Mozambique …. (frontpagemag)

~ REVOLTING HEROES.. The 1957 Mike Wallace/Sanger Interview …. (merecomments)

~ OUR WOULD-BE MASTER: Queen of Third Place, All hail the new leader of the provincial NDP …. (godscopybook)

~ CONTROVERSIAL blogger sparks controversy with her controversial comments.. Or, ‘controversial’ is the new ‘racist’ …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

~ MANDATORY LAVENDER JIHAD! UK Parents Face Charges for Opting Kids Out of LGBT Lessons; Marriage traditionalists in the crosshairs …. (jennifer-roback-morse.blog)

~ HORSE SENSE— The debate in Washington state about bestiality is actually a fight over human exceptionalism, by Wesley J. Smith …. (weeklystandard)

~ THE RECENT Daily Show foofaraw …. (shotgun)

~ GIRL ON THE RIGHT: Michael Steele: Are you a Republican? …. (girlontheright)

~ COLLEGE BUCKLES Under Public Pressure, Lifts Campus Ban On Pro-Life Students Who Videotaped Planned Parenthood Event …. (lsn)

~ LAWSUIT FILED after College Students Threatened with Expulsion for ‘Discriminatory’ Pro-Life Message …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ VERBOTEN— Gay Sex is Downright Dangerous and Abstinence Won’t Kill You: I Should Know …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ THE CANADIAN Human Rights Commission’s biggest fan finds himself on the receiving end of a severe (and no doubt embarassing) scolding from his beloved institution …. (am770chqr)

~ FREE SPEECH in the U.K.: Muslims have it; Christians don’t …. (scaramouche)

~ INHUMANISTS— PETA encourages the clubbing of Canadian sealers …. (dustmybroom)

~ A NEW BOOK— One-Party Classroom, By: David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin– How Radical Professors at America’s Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine our Democracy …. (donationreport)

~ AN OXFORD U scientist has come up with the next step in the commodification of human beings: organ and body part harvest from aborted children. Would you like fries with that? …. (reformedpastor)

~ DO QUEBECKERS ever think about anything important? …. (girlontheright)

~ SHRUGGY ATLAS… The “GOING JOHN GALT” movement is catching on, and attracting a lot of media attention — including John Colbert’s comedy show. (As a general rule, I’d say that once comedians start working a topic into their routines, that’s a sign that it’s time has come. So, the phenomenon of GOING JOHN GALT has “arrived.” …. (classicalvalues)

~ MAN-MADE GLOBAL ECONOMIC MELTDOWN: The Rise of the Malignant Narcissists …. (drsanity.blog)

The EU becomes more and more like China

~ PRIORITIES: Team Obama held meeting on how to ingratiate him with D.C. social scene …. (hotair.com)

~ AND WORSE, po-mo feminists like Atwood have been shamefully silent …. (MAD)

~ IN CANADA, even our graffiti is censored …. (girlontheright)

~ THE TELEGRAPH reports today that two million households now have microchips in their bins, planted by local councils to see how much rubbish we throw away …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ ERASING MEMORY as Therapy …. (mypetjawa)

~ JOHN STOSSEL is the Man (That Ain’t No Bullsh**!) …. (am770chqr)

~ IT’S THE NEW Global Warming Glossary; Carbon Dioxide Not Responsible for 20th Century Warming …. (cjunk.blog, MAD)

~ TEENS BLAME Rihanna for beating …. (girlontheright)

~ PROTEIN WISDOM— So long as we’re talking about code words and “who decides” what interpretation is best, let me add a few points to help combat the creeping fascism that comes with certain ideas about how language works; More on Code Words …. (pw)

~ DE-CREEPIFICATION.. HOW TO stop Google from following you …. (instapundit)

~ WHINY DOOFUS David Frum: Greedy Limbaugh Stole My Crown Of Evil …. (thepeoplescube)

~ SPECTACULAR Tornado Footage …. (cjunk.blog)

Which reminds us of this video, for some reason..
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~ OBAMA SAYS THE CONSTITUTION ALLOWS FOR REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH– Sadly, this is the man that we have elected President of the United States; in other NewThink News, The Obama Economic Repair Department current truth is “Obama cancels economic catastrophe!” Stand by for retruth updates as needed …. (drsanity.blog, theanchoressonline)

~ ATTENTION, O-DIOT— A Russian Air Force chief said Saturday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has offered an island as a temporary base for strategic Russian bombers, the Interfax news agency reported; “As you’ll recall from the recent Presidential election campaign, the Great Biovator of Delaware warned that President Obama would confront a grave international crisis in his first six months in office. Well here it is” …. (dustmybroom)

~ THE STIMULUS in action: Mother Jones is reporting– “In Los Angeles County, cities are buying federal stimulus funds from each other at deep discounts, turning what was supposed to be a targeted infusion of cash into a huge auction.” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

~ IT’S PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT Obama is NOT Jesus. Jesus knew how to put a cabinet together …. (cv)

~ DODGING A BULLET— “Barackistan HQ avoided “nasty Freeman fight”? We’ll have to wait and see.” Of course, nobody will hold The One responsible for choosing such a traitorous doof, nor fire the vetter for letting things get this far. Democrats don’t do guilt: this must be, somehow, Karl Rove or Scooter Libby’s fault …. (therealbarackobama)

~ THE TIPPING POINT: Instapundit points to Edward Cline of Capitalism Magazine, who thinks the backlash against the looters and the elite may be real …. (bovinabloviator.blog)

~ THAT HEAD PROTOCOL NITWIT who blew the PM Brown visit to America: “US Secretary of Fun”.. another racist Chicago leech from the Oba-ChiTown mafia? …. (thedailybeast)

~ CAN YOU HEAR the Voice of Freedom? by Natan Sharansky …. (natansharansky)

~ WALL STREET JOURNAL: 18% of American wealth is gone …. (uppitywoman08)

~ READY ON DAY 1!.. er, 60.. wouldja believe 100? “A source close to Mr Obama’s top team telephoned this newspaper last week to say that White House officials now regard it as “a mistake” to have returned the bust of Winston Churchill that the British government loaned George W. Bush – a story first reported by The Sunday Telegraph – and then to have sent the prime minister home with a gift of 25 DVDs after his visit to Washington” …. (jaycurrie)

~ IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NEW AUNTS.. er, Nuance: ‘Obama lifts vile Bush stem cell executive order, immediately replaces it with another ban two days later” …. (ace.mu.nu)

~ STEM CELL SHAM— The president as sophist. by P.J. O’Rourke …. (weeklystandard)

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

~ HAS THE SPEAKER found her voice? Since her ascension to Speaker of the House in January 2007, Nancy Pelosi has been a deeply painful disappointment. Her long history of championing freedom in China appeared (from afar) to vanish the moment she was handed the gavel; and “Human rights in China. Democracy in China. These are things that the Obama administration wants nothing to do with. Are the Chinese people on their own now?” …. (china-e-lobby.blog)

~ TEH OBAMA Takes on Fear-Mongering Tactics of… Obama …. (ace.mu.nu)

~ SHE’LL BE COMIN’ ’round the mountain when she comes, Yeehaw! She’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain when she comes, Yeehaw! She’ll be comin’ ’round the — “Geithner says the details are on the way.” …. (pundita.blog)

~ KEVIN McCULLOUGH— “Why the polls say Obama is worse than Bush” …. (townhall)

~ UPDATE: FBI raids office of Obama’s pick for Information Officer …. (uppitywoman08)

~ AIG TO U.S. TAXPAYERS, their kids and their kids’ kids: Screw you suckers and thanks for the party …. (uppitywoman08)

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~ SO MUCH FOR the smoothest, most efficient presidential transition in history. Check out the nominations & appointments to date posted at WhiteHouse.gov …. (therealbarackobama)

~ DUST MY BROOM— Your Human Rights Commissions …. (dustmybroom)

~ OBAMA MULLING “major diplomatic overture” to Iran …. (JiWa)

~ FRANK J. FLEMING thinks the problem with Barack Obama may be that he is too awesome …. (classicalvalues)

~ ABOVE THE LAW: A Handy Guide to Democrat Corruption …. (directorblue.blog)

~ THE REPORTS Of Irony’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated …. (SDA)

~ SO MUCH for that Vast Rightwing Conspiracy …. (cjunk.blog)

~ SMOOTHEST TRANSITION IN HISTORY! “As a third top Treasury nominee withdraws from consideration (see Mark’s item, below) and Vivek Kundra, President Obama’s Chief White House Information Officer, takes a leave of absence following the FBI’s raid on his former office, the administration announces that attorney Tony West, who volunteered his services to represent John Walker Lindh (the so-called “American Taliban” convicted after making war against his country), is the president’s choice to lead the Civil Division at the Department of Justice.” …. (instapundit)

~ PRESIDENT Obama now admits the economy isn’t really as bad as he said it was last month when he was trying to stampede Congress into embracing his bloated so-called stimulus package …. (spectator.org)

~ POLICE UNION accuses Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn in 1970 San Francisco bombing …. (uppitywoman08)

~ BARACK OBAMA is too busy posing for magazine covers to actually do the job to which he was elected …. (americandigest)

~ BARACK Obama’s Democrats apparently not embarrassed; The lame anti-Rush billboard — and a response …. (dustmybroom, Hotair)

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~ THE FREEMAN AFFAIR— Steyn and Greenwald Weigh In: Are Schumer, Emmanuel, and Lieberman “Israel-centric fanatics?”; Robert Fulford: Obama’s curious intelligence appointee suffered death by blogging …. (hughhewitt)

~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: “I’ve come rapidly to the point where I simply do not believe that what our President says is at all accurate.” “Oh, the Debts We Will See” …. (vdh)

~ PRESIDENT HUSSEIN’S APPROVAL RATINGS DROPPING LIKE A STONE– The folks are wising up. Quickly …. (atlasshrugs2000)

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~ AT THE UN, Obama Reps Push for “Sexual and Reproductive Health” …. (lsn)

~ MEANWHILE, “south of the 49th, enter one, Barack H. Obama, who by the looks of it has every intention of taking the Saskatchewan socialist model and duplicating it throughout the entire United States. Americans had best be warned … corporations won’t hesitate to move to where the ground is fertile once the reek of socialism is in the air. China, the UAE, and now Switzerland beckon” …. (cjunk.blog)

~ THE FLOODGATE is Now Open — President Obama and the Vulnerable Embryo …. (albertmohler)

~ PRESIDENT Barack Obama has now reversed President Bush’s ban on U.S. taxpayer funding for stem cell research with human embryos. “O brave new world, that has such people in it.” …. (davidwarrenonline)

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~ BOING BOING— Obama administration: releasing details of secret copyright treaty endangers “national security” …. (boingboing.net)

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~ IN ACCORDANCE with Obama’s desire to close Gitmo quickly, U.S. releases Yemenis …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ ARABIC ISLAM “is still a great unknown thing in a world where it’s seen through ignorance, mistrust and prejudices …. (challenges.blog)

~ BORN OF A LIAISON between show business and the post office, the CBC didn’t inherit the best features of either parent. Imagine a bureaucratic bohemian, sipping a mug of Ovaltine flavoured with absinthe, while reading the King James version of Marx’s Das Capital, and you’re close. Trying to be everything to everyone, CBC-TV ended up being nothing to anyone …. (scaramouche)

~ HUGH HEWITT— “Do Democrats Really Care About Job Losses?” …. (hughhewitt)

~ IN THE MESSIAH’S GLOW— Harper hangs out with the cool kids …. (godscopybook)

~ OBAMA’S stem-cell moral vacuum; If Harvesting Embryos is OK, How About Fetuses?; Stem-Cell Doubletalk …. (Various)

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~ US SEEKS country for walks in the rain, spooning: “Obama Administration Contacts Iranian Regime For Talks” …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

~ OBAMA “Don’t know much about history” …. (americandigest)

Oops!… Obama Says Economic Crisis Not So Bad After All

~ GREEDY Obammunists To Make Access To Scientific Papers Costly …. (canadiansentinel.blog)

~ PUTTING THE CART before the horse: Peter Schiff explains Obamanomics …. (sergesblog.blog)

~ YOU SAY YOU WANT AN INQUISITION? Then let’s start the “Truth Commissions” with the worst of the lot: Congressman Barney Frank …. (drsanity.blog)

~ SEN. JUDD GREGG Tells Geithner His Budget Forecast Is a Lie …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

~ THE FREEMAN AFFAIR — Steyn and Greenwald Weigh In: Are Schumer, Emmanuel, and Lieberman “Israel-centric fanatics?” …. (hughhewitt)

~ AMERICAN DIGEST: “It Seems to Me… We need a cold boot for the economy” …. (americandigest)

~ SILENCE OF THE LEFTIST LAMBS— Cliff May quotes something that seems to be increasingly apparent in the New Age of Obama …. (drsanity.blog)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— Hopeychangers’ disturbing fixation: John Bolton, the next president of the United States (a gal can dream, can’t she?), says nothing good can come from Obama’s obsession with finding a “solution” to the intractable problem of Israel …. (scaramouche)

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~ THAT DEM DONOR— God is not Mocked — Bernard Madoff and the Limitations of Human Justice; CAN POLITICIANS KEEP MADOFF DONATIONS? “These contributions all look like classic fraudulent transfers.” …. (albertmohler, instapundit)

~ OBAMEISTER Proposes Political Dissent Cap & Trade Program …. (imao)

~ WE HAVE NOW SEEN the President and his team in action, and the lack of executive experience seems to be a real drawback …. (americanthinker)

~ WHO ARE WE? The Birth of the Ficki! …. (jaycurrie)

~ MORAL HAZARD Meets the Forgotten Man …. (americanthinker)

~ COULD OBAMA Be Too Awesome? …. (imao)

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Jihad & Other Conflict

~ CANADIAN “man,” “software engineer,” gets 10½ years for plot to bomb nightclubs, trains, and shopping center. Curse you, hateful Unitarians! …. (JiWa)

~ VERY SMART JEW on World’s Oldest Hatred– Jeff Jacoby’s take on antisemitism. Many Jews are no saints, but the paranoid frenzy that is anti-Semitism is not explained by what Jews do, but by what they are. They are the object of anti-Semitism, not its cause …. (CitC)

~ PORTA-RAGE: Fitna Not First Movie Muslims Rage Over.. 1977– The Message, starring Anthony Quinn. It got worse: film producer Moustapha Akkad was slain in Jordan terror-bombing. Payback! …. (Various)

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~ RELIGION of Peace™! Saudi Judge Sentences Pregnant Gang-Rape Victim to 100 Lashes …. (infidelsarecool)

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~ IN A WORLD.. where Israel is demonized for defending itself …. (dustmybroom)

~ TALIBAN Wants $375,000 For Kidnapped Canadian Taliban Supporter …. (mypetjawa)

~ ROGER KIMBALL— “Enemy Combatants,” David Hume, and “Islamophobia” …. (newcriterion)

~ THE GLICK: Intelligence and the anti-Israel lobby …. (carolineglick)

~ UNITED NATIONS — Egypt sought to outmanoeuvre Canada at the United Nations Human Rights Council Friday as it began pushing for a “free-speech” resolution the West says deviates from traditional norms …. (walker)

~ EVIL TERRORISTS To Obama: How Dare You Ask Us To Recognize Da Juice …. (mypetjawa)

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~ SALIM MANSUR – Palestinians can learn from the Jews ( Sure, but it ain’t likely) …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ REPARATIONS for Al-Qaeda? “The National Religious Campaign against Torture wants a prolonged “truth commission” that would ideally ingrain in the American consciousness the impression that America, at least for eight years, succumbed to virtual police-state fascism.” …. (ird)

~ BLASPHEMY ÜBER ALLES— Is it time to abolish the UN? …. (xanthippa)

~ RUSSIAN MILITARY Expert Warns Of Iranian Threat …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ HE MAY NOT be able to run an economy, and he may be driving the deficit up to unsustainable levels … but man, can he schmooze …. (cjunk.blog)

~ SHARIA LAW in Italy …. (ghostofaflea)

~ BOTTLE OF ACID at the hardware store – $5.99.. Amount needed to legally blind an Iranian acid thrower – 20,000 Euros… Medieval justice – priceless! …. (rjjago)

~ UK CHRISTIAN MINISTER beaten, cross ripped off, after he argues with Muslims on his TV show …. (JiWa)

~ SOFT-JIHADIST CAIR’s War on Truth: “The FBI has cut off most contact with them and a ranking U.S. Congressman is seeking details. Rather than defend their own record, or explain why the FBI move is faulty, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) launched a broadside against U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) for expecting answers to his questions. It’s a page taken from CAIR’s playbook over and over again” …. (ivp)

~ UK JIHADIST used to be the life of the party …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ TAKING THE Qur’anic challenge! “Tabbara challenged the audience to find a passage in the Quran, the Islamic holy doctrine [actually, the Islamic holy book], which says people should commit acts of terror.” …. (JiWa)

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~ EGYPT: Christian convert from Islam El Gohary speaks about convert’s treatment …. (challenges)

~ SHARI’A making inroads in the West …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ MAIL CALL: Is it just me, or do the letters to the editor in the Toronto Star seem to be getting even more virulently hateful? This one, by Mississauga’s Charles P. Degutis—a lawyer, yet— is particularly nasty …. (scaramouche)

~ HONOR KILLING in Germany: Girl’s face “beaten beyond recognition” …. (JiWa)

~ THE FEAR FACTOR: As we know, martyrs for jihad are promised an eternity of virginal nookie—a great motivation for offing yourself and a bunch of kafirs. However, as Raymond Ibrahim explains, there’s another, even more compelling motivator—the fear of enduring the eternal torments of Hell …. (scaramouche)

~ EGYPTIAN Cleric: All Carbonated Beverages are Zionist Products…McDonald’s, KFC, Little Ceaser, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Burger King and of Course, Starbucks are Jewish-Zionist Companies. Joooooooos! …. (Wz)

~ GEERT Wilders and Totalitarian Islam …. (andrewbostom)

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~ HATEFUL, Evil, Murderously Violent Christians Attack Innocent Muslims. Or something like that …. (sentinel.blog)

~ RICHARD LITLEJOHN comments on the latest expression of our societal lunacy: Hiring Jalal Ahmed to work as a baggage handler …. (ghostofaflea)

~ THE BEAST IS LOOSE— “Most readers will be familiar with Nazir Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, the Muslim member of the House of Lords who allegedly prevented the entry of Geert Wilders into the UK by threatening to unleash 10,000 Muslim protesters on the Houses of Parliament” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ MOST IDIOTIC Pro-Hamas Post By BBC Evah? …. (CintC)

~ MPAC-UK Says Arrest of Muslim Leader Inayat Bunglawala a “Zionist Conspiracy Carried out by Well Known Islamophobes” …. (Wz)

~ ER, UM.. MUMBLES: FBI stonewalls on whether it still has ties to CAIR …. (ihadwatch.org)

~ SENATOR Shaw outlines his objectives with CAIR, refutes terrorist connections …. (creepingsharia)

~ NOT READING Lolita in Tehran: The city where Mein Kampf, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Koran and the riveting oeuvre of the Ayatollah Khomeini—but not much else—perennially top the bestseller list is vying to be a UNESCO “World Book Capital City.” …. (scaramouche)

~ HALIFAX TRANSIT— This Might Get Interesting: Veily, Veily Interesting! …. (CintC)

~ BEWARE THE WRATH of a quiet man; I understand exactly how the protesters got away with it …. (ghostofaflea)

~ HIZB’ALLAH hate fanatic barred from Britain after all; US criticises UK’s vow to talk to Hezbollah …. (JiWa)

~ THE REHAB Of Mohammad Momin Khawaja– “Tooth fairy believers unite, you have nothing to lose but your wings.” …. (sda)

~ WE PINKY-PROMISE! First Libya releases 136 al-Qaeda members, saying it will still release another 170; now Yemen releases 170. Not to worry, however; the jihadists signed “pledges” to refrain from terrorism …. (JiWa)

~ SRI LANKA: The Long and Forgotten War …. (americandigest)

~ MODERN, moderate Dubai finds British woman guilty of adultery — for having a cup of tea with a male friend …. (JiWa)

~ BUFFALO BEHEADER pleads not guilty: The guy who started a TV station at the behest of the wife whose head he ended up detatching from her torso says he isn’t to blame for her death …. (scaramouche)

~ HINDU nationalists treat Christians as “dhimmis”; Hindu radicals protest statue of “Christian” Charlie Chaplin …. (novascotiascott)

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~ UBER-SMIRKY Leader of Muslim protests against returning British troops urges Muslims to send money to “mujaheddin” killing Brits; U.K. Islamic Hatemongerer A Hypocrite; ‘They do not represent us,’ say Muslims over Luton protests …. (JiWa, Various)

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~ THE IRANIAN Presidential Election and the Syrian Gambit …. (hughhewitt)

~ PJMEDIA— Jihad, Martyrdom, and the Torments of the Grave, by Raymond Ibrahim– “How fear of being pounded by hammers and eaten by serpents for eternity can drive a person to jihad.” …. (pj)

~ BRITONS who HATE Britain: The Muslim extremists hell-bent on segregation rather than integration. And the British government subsidizes them! …. (dailymail)

~ MUSLIMS HACK “Christians on Facebook” site, change its name to “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet” …. (JiWa)

~ AMSTERDAM: ISLAMIC TERROR ATTACK FOILED IN PLANNED EXPLOSIVE ATTACK: TARGET SHOPPING MALL– Hmmmmmmm. Muslims were busted planning to blow up a shopping mall. Did the authorities arrest Geert Wilders? Because, ya know, he’s the real threat …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ I GUESS it’s true what they say… “timing is everything” …. (hallsofmacadamia.blog)

~ JOOOOOOOOOOS! The Islam Scream Team: Starbucks A Jooish PLOT …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL! 7 Arrested Over Dutch Bomb Plot– One Related to Madrid Bombing Suspect …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

~ UK MUSLIM who hurled abuse at troops has been working as airport baggage handler …. (JiWa)

~ CRUEL & UNUSUAL Punishment, By: Jamie Glazov– Nonie Darwish warns of the terrifying global implications of Islamic Law …. (frontpagemag)

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~ TNOYF— The Solution For GITMO Detainees: Celebrity Adoption …. (thenoseonyourface)

~ SUPER-SECRET Zionist Memo-Web Exclusive! …. (conservativeinthecloset.blog)

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