“Those who study the rise and fall of civilizations learn that no shortcoming has been surely fatal to republics as a dearth of public virtue, the unwillingness of those who govern to place the value of their society above personal interest. Yet today we read outcries from conscientious congressman disenchanted with the proceedings of their legislative body and totally disgusted with the log-jamming effect of their peers’ selfish and artful distancing of themselves from critical spending cutbacks, much needed belt-tightening legislation without which the long-term existence of our republic itself is endangered.”
~ Thoughts of A Philosophical Fighter Pilot by Jim Stockdale ~
~ ITEM: Fighting Our Own Battles.
~ WILL THEY™ MAKE IT ALL BETTER? You know, somebody will save you when the guy with the knife or the school-gunman shows up? Or whatever other crisis comes up? Thing is, in recent events (as Steyn describes), a regrettable percentage of people will run away from helping others whe it’s dangerous; or the police will stay outside, waiting until the shooting stops. How helpful.
Or think of the recent bizarre scene of militant Islamist protesters chasing London police down the road this February.. and the cops are running away. Mhmm. When they’re not harrassing otherwise law-abiding innocent people, or enforcing politically correct dictates, then we see modern cops running form law-breakers, rabble, and those who would intimidate and delegitimize legitimate authority.
Gun courses, self-defence, preparing your home for storm or emergency or fire, reading up on what to do in emergencies, getting a St. John’s Ambulance or similar basic emergency medical course under your belt– not assuming that ‘They” will be there in 5 minutes to make it all better when trouble arises– that’s how you get ready. You prepare your loved ones, too– making sure that your emergency readiness has some redundancy built in.
Are you ready? For whatever, in reasonable degree? Storm, blackout, mugging, defending someone else, whatever extreme disaster or weather your region may see ‘once a century’, or even emergent disaster. Being able to look after yourself implies your duty to look after others, family, friend, neighbour, and stranger. We stand together, or we fall alone.
In terms of society and politics, it’s about doing stuff yourself, starting petitions, digesting timely books and blogs and media, and passing on the info to others, protesting, letters to the ed, and all the rest. Trusting the Nanny-State They™ is an abdication; forgetting that we are ALL peace-officers, responsible citizens, agents of democracy and freedom. If we refuse that responsibility, that debt owed to the past and to the fuuture, then we are failed and ready-for-slavery citizens, whether it’s the All-Powerful State, or All-Powerful Jihad that threatens to crush us.
Sadly, our self-appointed betters & know-it-alls turn out to be cowards, hiding behind their bureaus and lawyers, and leaving the heavy lifting to conservatives, especially the tiny tough wenches like Shaidle & O’Leary, and their taller co-hero Wendy Right Girl. Mind you, if the Binks lived in Torontisan, I’d be there in a shot, but geography and other realities being what they are, so it is.
Which shall we be? Helpers or helpless? Sheep or shepherds & sheepdogs? Man-up. Gut-check time. Lock & load.
Civilization hangs in the balance, awaiting enough answers.~
~ ITEM: The Fetus as Organ Factory — The Next Moral Frontier?
~ ITEM: Staring into the Abyss: Why Peter Singer makes the New Atheists nervous.
~ ASIDE FROM A FEW NIHILIST LOONIES, marooned people, and stone-age tribes, cannibalism isn’t a big thing these days. Except in the modern West.
We’re not talking chef-approved cuisine or fancy canapés here, but rather medically consuming the dead, dying, or preborn for various reasons we justify to ourselves. Fancy-resort stem-cell injections from dead preborns; fetal stem-cell research (when adult stem-cells actually provide results), and now (warns Al Mohler), a dehumanized British Prof proposing that “organ tissues from aborted fetuses might represent “at least a temporary solution” to the shortage of available organs for transplant.” Today’s moral horror, tomorrow’s economic activity. It’ what happens when your society spends so much time sliding on various slippery slopes.
Ew! Ick-Word Alert
Why use the shock-word cannibalism? because anthropophagy sounds too Greek, and misses the horror of what people are doing, and proposing now, on planet earth, in ‘civilized’ nations.
Consuming babies for beauty, anti-aging, and alleged genetic benefit– not as tasty toddler-tots with the appropriate dipping sauce, but in a sterile, medicalized mentality which safely distances us from what we’re actually doing. We are becoming our own zombies.
Way back in the day, human sacrifie and cannibalism were more common. However, even the ancient Phoenicians and Carthaginians only rolled their first-borns into the fire: there’s no evidence that they ate the results of said viviBBQs. Recent stone age people conceive of eating the dead as a partaking of their powers and qualities. Modern cannibals want to get pretty, younger looking, or cured of some malady.
New And Improved!
Our cannibalism isn’t born of primitive religion, or a stone-age misunderstanding: those who partake of medical cannibalism do it for selfish or narcissistic reasons; and in the case of having lots of dead babies lying about, to make even more money for Morguentaler or Planned Parenthood. Our evil is more banal, sterilized, and handy-dandy, and made all the more truly horrible and vomit-inducing for that. It’s a kind of horrible carnivorous communion, not for spiritual food and eternal life, but for more and better of this one, on our terms, no matter how dehumanizing the means.
When members of a society engage in evil, we are all implicit; when all-holy choice allows medicalized cannibalism, it’s our society that allows it; when the crazies slide further down the slippery slope, they drag us along with them.
This all comes from the deadening of our consciences through widespread abortion, and the conscience-searing sexual-free-for-all consequence-lite lives we’ve been told we can lead, due to pills, vacuums, and medicalized convenience. Those pushing for medicalized suicide have a point: they are just another click along the continuum of Life As Ours To Control: prior societal decay has allowed us to off the preborn; why not the miserable, the elderly, the costly sick, the non-optimal, the retards and cripples and veggies and feebs and whoever else it seems good to us to murder because they are a nuisance.
At various times, we have been, are, or will be nuisances. Do we want dehumanists deciding for us whether we live or die? Because it will start– but not end– with all-hold “choice”. After that– as with abortion, pragmatism, cost-effectiveness, and convenience will kick in. Doubt it? Look to the Dutch hospitals, where people are killed just because, and patience are advised to carry “Please Do Not Euthanize Me Against My Will” cards.
Brave new world? Darker and more evil than the anceint old world. Mmmm.. unborns.. tasty, tasty unborns. ~
~ I AM TOLD on the one hand (by some, at least) that to be a faithful Christian, I must uphold the idiotic modern notion of creation-science. On the other hand, I am told that to be a thinking person, I must agree with an arrogant materialistic Darwinism. This whipped up ‘religion vs. Science™” thing is a debate over historicity, with one side saying ‘Bible’, and the other saying ‘evidentiary science’. I reject both as simplistic, and as having to try to have their cake and eat it too.
Thinking Christians long before the 21st century have understood the different senses of reading Holy Scripture, and what’s written there– and even considered principles of evolution. The Church Fathers understood that much of Scripture is analogical, figurative, and not to be read historically. Says St. Augustine (late AD 300’s),
“It is one thing to form and direct the creature from the most profound and ultimate pole of causation, and He who does this is alone the Creator, God. But it is quite another thing to apply some operation from without in proportion to the power and faculties assigned by Him, so that at this time or that, and in this or that way, the thing created may emerge.” (De Trinitate, 3, 9, 16).
Imagine that. 1500 years before Darwin.
Much later, Copernicus (a Christian priest) and Galileo (a Christian) studied the heavens to know better the works of God. In his ‘Letter to Grand Duchess Christina’, Galileo wrote that the Bible teaches how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go. Galileo was not the champion of scientific materialism, but of faith and understanding in their respective spheres.
The Hebrews weren’t asking our historical or scientific questions in the book of Genesis, but sifting through the piles of other popular creation-stories around them to answer the questions of, well, genesis: beginnings, origins. Who? Where? Why? In what intelligible order? For what purpose?
The answers are the unique revelation, since to the Hebrews was revealed not many Gods, but one; not accidental creation, but purposive, orderly, and understandable; man not as slave or byproduct, but crown of creation; sin and estrangement from God as the core of our spiritual and earthly experience; the powers of nature not as separate deities, but as created servants of God; and (implicitly), the creation of existence out of nthing, not some pre-existing stuff. It’s poetic, imaginative, spiritual, musical, revealed truth: true, without being provable in a lab. Modern science presumes this intelligible and orderly universe that does not change at the caprice of arbitrary divine will(s), or in some other irrational way. Modern science also presumes that minds can know things, that is, that like the deity in whose image we are made, we may know and understand the true nature of things.
Heaven & Earth
When it comes to the particulars of how God relates to his creation, such is the subject of theology, spirituality, and philosophical theology. Preacher and philosopher Austin Farrer (a peer of C.S. Lewis) of Oxford University put it that God makes his creatures make themselves: that is, he gives and generates life presently. Creation is not a past moment or 7 days long ago, but the present activity of God within and according to the natures God has made in each of his creatures. God IS creating, always and everywhere.
As for the particular mechanisms by which particular creatures change over time, or die, or come to be– that’s pretty mysterious and complicated. God does it. My personal view is that it’s a mix of genes; viral and sub-viral interaction with genetic material, bacteria, radiation and mutation; genetic interaction with foodstuffs and the environment; and a whole pile of possible factors to be named later. That is, bloody complicated, and not as figured out as we think we have it at the moment.
Finally, In Conclusion
The danger of doctrinaire theories like creationism and materialist Darwinism is (1) they are working theories which are held dogmatically, despite a more sophisticated understanding of God and creation on the one hand, and that materialism and Darwinianism are also matters of faith on the other, theories brought to the evidence which are not themselves subject to empirical verification.
A little more actual openness to faith with understanding, and to the complex unfolding of science and understading of God’s universe, would go far to reconcile the alleged breach between science and religion in modernity. I’m pretty much equally irritated by creation-science zealots, and snobby agnostic Darwinoids, since both are missing much of the real universe around us, and the meaning of it, known within us, both made by God above and below and within us, making us make ourselves, and redeeming us above mere understanding into the loftier heights of love and grace and eternal lands, “white shores and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise”, as Gandalf puts it in The Return of The King, where we shall see God face to face, and in one another, forever.
Just saying, is all. ~
~ CARTE BLANCHE: originally a white card signed by the French king allowing travel anywhere; or to act with royal authority; or a blank cheque to write your own terms.
Whatever the particular form, it seems that O-POTUS has one. No matter what he says or does, things which would have precipitated a full Dubya-vortex media-storm before January 2009, now elicit a mere nod, or nothing at all. So we’d expect that his making fun of the Special Olympics on Leno will not result in a political or media storm of any-sort. Carte Blanche. He is above ordinary mortals, and lesser Presidents. He is the One, the Promised bringer of Hope N Change.
Beyond impunity, ain’t it. ~
~ W00T! YAY! Clog-dancing and tootling on crumhorns ensues! Thanks to Ezra Levent for sending along to the Massive Top-Secret Corporate Binks HQ a gift-copy of his brand spankin’ new book Shakedown. Huzzah!~
~ ON FIGHTING Our Own Battles: “Mark Steyn has painted an accurate, and depressing snapshot of the state of individual courage and the timid state of passivity that exists in Canada specifically, and in the Western world in general” …. (conservativeinthecloset.blog)
~ THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW: CREDIT AND CUE CARDS– Mark and Hugh on Barack, bonuses and more …. (hughhewitt)
~ THE STORIES WE TELL— “Steyn on Canada and the Commonwealth”– “If you missed the CRTC hearings the other week, don’t worry. The exciting plans to annex the Internet to the cheerless wasteland of CanCon enforcement were justified under the usual refrain of Trudeaupian boosterism: We have to create space for Canadians to tell their own stories” …. (steynonline)
~ HUGH HEWITT— Mark Steyn, Lileks, Katharine Darmer and Andrew McCarthy, plus Wesley Wilmer on a Revolution in Generosity …. (hughhewitt)
~ MANLY MAN EZRA LEVANT to speak at fundraiser for Christian pastor sentenced to lifetime speech ban. Support Stephen Boissoin! …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ TEH LEVANT ON Denormalization …. (ez)
~ SHOTGUN on Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights …. (shotgun)
~ EZRAISM ON Michael Coren Live …. (ez)
~ IT’S ALL STEYN’S FAULT! The Delay of Marriage and the Decline of Church Attendance …. (albertmohler)
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Journalists—the new grand inquisitors; Ezra Levant talks to Kathy Shaidle; Powerful words from Cardinal George; Powerful words from Cardinal George; Christians now targets of witchhunts; Ha ha ha ha! Intelligent design expert says “dinosaur” attacks could hurt the Liberals …. (gyapong.blog)
~ GALLOWAY BARRED FROM CANADA BY JASON KENNEY— Border security chiefs have declared the Respect MP “inadmissable” because of his views on Afghanistan and the presence of Canadian troops there; Galloway barred from Canada. Packwood: “Galloway is a hero to traitors, cowards and the enemy” …. (Various)
~ LIBERALS AREN’T RACISTS! Liberal MP say immigrants still needed to “fill the void of what Canadians don’t want to do.” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ KATE @ SDA— Jason Kenney For Prime Minister! “No permit for you!” …. (sda)
~ ANYONE ELSE smell… A Rat? Jay Currie does …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ FEARLESS POPE BENEDICT to Muslims: True religion is rational, peaceful, and non-totalitarian …. (JiWa)
~ ALL CANADIANS Are Despicable, Verminous Scum, Except… Kathy Shaidle, whose one-woman war against PC groupthink “human rights” fascism bids fair to make her into Canada’s Rush Limbaugh …. (spectator)
~ GIANT COJONES-WATCH: “Jason vs. the Jew-haters: “Professional whore” Jason Kenney (his CAF designation), Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, says there’s no reason why the government should have to foot the bill for ‘anti-Semitic’ Islamists”; Jason Kenney on immigration— New Canadians, says Kenney, “have a duty to integrate.” Further, he says, “We don’t need the state to promote diversity. It is a natural part of our civil society.” …. (scaramouche, blazingcatfur)
~ IDEOLOGY RULES! University of California officials reject science …. (novascotiascott)
~ GEORGE JONAS: From 1949 U.S.S.R. to present-day Iran, just more history repeating …. (nationalpost)
~ SOCKPUPPET.COM— Taking CAJ’s side in the immigration-wars: “Min. Jason Kenney Blames the Immigrants!” Or in sockthink, immigrants.. espcially militant Muslims.. are never ever wrong, and fat white men who venture any possible criticism of any aforesaid militant Muslims are super-poopy bad, bad we say! …. (lawiscool)
~ SHAIDLE: “Remember when being young, educated and ‘liberal’ meant you were proud of the fact that you could think for yourself?” …. (5fof)
~ CAF BULLY-IN-CHIEF, who never met a Middle Eastern muslim “refugee” he didn’t like– “CAF chief hits back: In a letter to the National Post, the beleaguered bully-in-chief of the Canadian Arab Federation, an organization in the forefront of slandering the Jewish state in order to justify its demise, defends his record with the Immigration and Refugee Board” …. (scaramouche)
~ WHAT ARE THE LIMITS to putting faith in freedom of speech? News item: B’nai Brith Canada calls on Toronto police to investigate display of flags of all banned terrorist groups …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ POP QUIZ: You’re a troubled media dinosaur struggling to find your way on the Web. What steps can you take to actively discourage people from linking to you, thus reducing your pageviews and revenue? …. (boingboing)
~ OTTAWA MAY halt grants to ‘anti-Semitic’ groups …. (sda)
~ TECH FORENSICS in Guatemala Results in Groundbreaking Arrest for Decades-old Human Rights Crime …. (boingboing)
~ TEH HYNEK— “Or: why being a “good person” isn’t enough” …. (kennethhynek)
~ WARREN KINSELLA’S dinosaur gag did NOT work this time. Could it be a sign of changing times, as I contend here? …. (post-darwinist.blog)
~ VERBOTEN STUPID— The first rule of censorship is that you cannot talk about censorship.. Leaked: List of websites banned in Australia.. then, “Australia secretly censors Wikileaks press release and Danish Internet censorship list, 16 Mar 2009″.. “about half of the sites on the list are not related to child porn and include a slew of online poker sites, YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist.” ACMA censors, Australians protest …. (Various)
~ THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL: Conspiracy to corrupt By Timothy Matthews– Timothy Matthews from England examines a conspiracy to attack the foundations of society in the areas of family, education, culture, sexual morality and media …. (catholicinsight)
~ NEW T-SHIRT! ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of People’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ AN ATTACK on Academic Freedom, By: Sara Dogan. The academic Left launches an unscrupulous campaign against academic freedom policies at DuPage College …. (frontpagemag)
~ WIKILEAKS reveals secret blacklist behind proposed Great Firewall of Australia …. (boingboing)
~ THE PROTESTANT Meltdown, by David Mills …. (ncregister)
~ DONT TAKE YOUR “Freedom” for granted America. People die elsewhere just because they dared to speak their mind …. (stevesimon)
~ WHAT THE NEWS networks could learn from Twitter …. (girlontheright)
~ JAY CURRIE on Canadian media– “It is pretty apparent that Canwest is being run by people who do not have a clue. More importantly, their lenders know this. They want the Aspers gone” …. (jaycurrie)
~ DENORMALIZATION: Lucy’s evolving “image” with the media …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ UK CHURCH’S concern over Sharia law rule: CEN; Charity ordered to cut links with al-Qaradawi organisation …. (geoconger)
~ PRAISE almighty God, who has called us to truth and glory By Fr. Alphonse de Valk: “The editor takes on the atheists and their latest propaganda ploy” …. (catholicinsight)
~ P.J. O’ROURKE’S swingin’ speech on how all things left liberal are inevitably discredited in utter failure …. (neville.blog)
~ CATFUR: “Ottawa undertakes audit of hatred, terrorism” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
What He Said
OMG! Athiest Says Something Is ‘Sacred’!
~ A WARNING TO PRO-LIFERS: The Genocide Awareness Project By Stephanie Gray. Stephanie Gray of the Centre for Bioethical Reform defends the necessity of exposing the cruelty of abortion in the face of massive indifference …. (catholicinsight)
~ JONAH GOLDBERG: Liberal Views, Belgian Brains– “The political aim of liberalism for a century has been to move us in a European direction” …. (nro)
~ TIME FOR CANADA to wise up and drop the dicatator-dominated United Nations …. (covenantzone.blog)
~ THERE IS, embedded in every Fascist Accusation, the proof of its insanity and the vindication of those it accuses …. (breathofthebeast.blog)
~ SAYS MIKE BROCK: I claim this right for myself …. (shotgun)
~ ROWAN ATKINSON defends free speech in “gay hate” law …. (novascotiascott)
~ JONATHAN KAY: Selective censorship of Israel supporters at McGill Law School? This account of recent goings-on was just sent to me by a McGill University law student …. (np)
~ STARING INTO the Abyss: Why Peter Singer makes the New Atheists nervous …. (a-m)
~ JUNK-PSYCHOLOGY.. in Israel– Goodbye, peace process; hello, ‘conflict management’ says Fr. Ray De Souza …. (fatherdesouza.ca)
~ BOLD NEW SOLUTION to Global Warming: Kill Your Children …. (americandigest)
~ CONSERVATIVE COMEDIAN Evan Sayet explains why progressives believe what they believe …. (winteryknight)
~ CHRISTIAN UNITE to deter Olympics sex traffickers …. (canadianchristianity)
~ DOUGLAS GROOTHIUSon the Six Enemies of Apologetic Engagement …. (winteryknight)
~ JAGO ON THE ECONOMY— “Stimulate the economy – legalize counterfeiting” …. (rjjago)
~ COUPLE SUES Quebec Hospital for Not Dehydrating Disabled Murdering Infant Daughter to Death …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ OVARY ALLES! “If women were in charge we wouldn’t be in this economic mess” …. (novascotiascott)
~ WHAT ARE THE limits to putting faith in freedom of speech? …. (covenantzone.blog)
~ NUCLEAR-HATING LOONIES ASIDE, “Which I believe I have been arguing for a while now: “Nuclear power will have to form part of a comprehensive post-carbon energy infrastructure, and its downsides are greatly overstated, according to a group of experts” …. (kennethhynek)
~ VIOLENCE & the Left in Dark Times …. (ghostofaflea)
~ PERIL-P0RN: “A film so cretinous it makes Michael Moore look like Bergman” …. (novascotiascott)
~ GOD BANNED at Hospice? …. (lonestartimes)
~ WHO SAY WHAT-NOW? “I have a problem with hot dogs from a health point of view and from a diversity point of view”.. where else wil lwwe get our daily minimum of growth-hormones, food poisoning, and shredded beef and pork genitals? …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ OBAMA. GIGGLING ABOUT RETARDS? President of the United States makes offhand joke about Special Olympics. On Leno. “He bowled a 129, the president said. “That’s very good, Mr. President,” Leno said sarcastically. It’s “like the Special Olympics or something,” the president said.” W.T.F.? Scaramouche: “I don’t know what’s funnier—that Obama goofed up, or the Obama flack’s excruciatingly p.c. “apology” for it.”; It’s like the Special Olympics or something”; Obama Gets Free Pass on Special Olympics …. (Various)
~ WHILST AMERICA SLEPT— “The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ MUMBLES– B Hussein Obama the smooth suave orator …. (MaD)
~ IMAGINARY MONEY PARTY— “President Barack Obama’s budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according to the latest congressional estimates, significantly worse than predicted by the White House just last month” …. (ace.mu.nu)
~ THE BIGGEST FRAUD IN HUMAN HISTORY.. yup, pretty much …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ OBAMA MOCKS Special Olympics — This guy should never leave his teleprompter. In other news, “President Obama Assaults the Disabled–Again! “.. the president came out in support of a proposal that would have forced disabled veterans to fend for themselves in paying for treatment of conditions suffered while fighting in harm’s way for America.”” …. (cmr, cfp)
~ MASSIVE FAIL CONFIRMED: Obama’s diplomatic gift to UK leader fubarred by DRM. The dvds won’t play …. (boingboing)
~ OBAMESSIANIC! “Not-so-Great-Satan: What a busy guy is the Prez these days—a veritable whirligig of hyper-activity. There he is in Washington, justifying the claw-back of AIG bonuses when, without skipping a beat, he shows up in L.A. to josh and chuckle and kick back with Leno. And, oh looky here, he’s taped a video in which, yet again, he endeavours to “reach out” to the good people of Iran and the wretched totalitarians who have a hammerlock on the place” …. (scaramouche)
~ SCREW MEXICO! Violating NAFTA!.. Is there nothing that Obama can’t do? …. (sda)
~ THE PRESIDENT Said What?!?!? — Obama compares AIG to terrorists. No kidding …. (CMR)
~ THE PRESIDENT doesn’t care if he trashes the economy, in fact that’s rather the point. A booming economy implies healthy and independent individuals and families. In times of crisis people are more willing to become inmates of the welfare state …. (godscopybook.blog)
~ BOING BOING: “Bus tours of AIG executives’ homes!” …. (boingboing)
~ APPEASE! APPEASE! “The Boston Globe tells us that a group of today’s leading appeasers (from Paul Volcker to Chuck Hegel) sent a letter to President-elect Obama just before the Inauguration (so that it was apparently drafted during the Gaza fighting), calling on him to negotiate with Hamas” …. (drsanity.blog)
~ ALL ON President Obama’s Watch …. (hughhewitt)
~ JOURNALISTS don’t let the sun set on you here …. (americandigest)
~ ATTENTION, POTUS— Iraq Withdrawal Can Only Work With Pressure On Iran and Syria …. (aafaq.org)
~ DAVID WARREN: “..what amazes me is not the spectacle of abject confusion in Washington, where we await President Obama’s declaration of an actual policy on the region. Instead I am struck by the ability of the “liberal intelligentsia” within Pakistan itself to fiddle while Swat burns” …. (dw)
~ JAY CURRIE— Obama swings and misses …. (jc)
~ OBAMA COMPARES Delinquencies to Exploding Toaster …. (spectator)
~ PRESIDENT TELEPROMPTER— It’s really true, boys and girls! Anyone can be President of the US, if you have one of these handy, dandy things: Is There Nothing That The Teleprompter Can’t Do? …. (drsanity.blog, sda)
~ OBAMA FLEES to Leno. Next stop: Dance Party II with DeGeneres? …. (michellemalkin)
~ LEVIATHAN-WATCH— “In a recent Wall Street Journal column, W. Bradford Wilcox looks at the “boost” that President Obama will give secularism through his rapid expansion of government” …. (acton.org)
~ UBER ALLES! Obama wants you to pledge loyalty to him tomorrow …. (americanthinker)
~ BE AFEARD! John Adams Alien and Sedition Act has met its match … Dem House says they own whatever they want of yours …. (ibloga.blog)
~ UHUMUHUMUH— Barack Obama “Uh” Count …. (MaD)
~ OBAMA’S FEDERAL BUDGET: thinking beyond stage one …. (winteryknight)
~ THE AWESOME Dr. Doom (a.k.a. Peter Schiff) on CBC’s The Hour …. (shotgun)
~ AMERICAN THINKER— “The Banality of Obama” …. (americanthinker)
~ THE OBAMA DIVIDEND: A Blissful Silence from the “Early Adopters” …. (americandigest)
~ WINTERY KNIGHT on “Assessing Obama’s 5-point plan for education reform” …. (winteryknight)
~ FORGET THE GOP; Obama’s enemy is the angry public …. (ibloga.blog)
~ WHITE HOUSE BARS PRESS – from press awards ceremony …. (americanthinker)
~ DURBAN II Precedent Engagement or Disengagement? …. (natansharansky)
Cyrano de Teleprompter
“Now whisper ‘I love you’ with quiet, reassuring strength, and pinch
her bottom halfway between ‘playful teasing’ and ‘urgent desire’…
Leave it up to her how to take it. It’s all in the nuance of
letting people take it any of a dozen different ways.”
~ YET ANOTHER bank opts to return TARP money …. (bailoutsleuth)
~ WILL OBAMA Return $500,000 Publishing Bonus? …. (CitC)
~ WENDY SULLIVAN— “A cap on the American Dream” …. (girlontheright)
~ OBAMA STIFFS Poor and Minority Seniors …. (americanthinker)
~ N00B-POTUS Obama’s inexperience deadly in South Asia …. (canadafreepress)
~ CAMPUS Conservative conspire to be.. conservative …. (shotgun)
~ PARENT OF AYERS STUDENT May Be Charged With “Interference With A Public Institution of Higher Education. Irony is so ironic sometimes. The terrorist Ayers, now an “educator” is at the mercy of the Chicago police to defend him from a parent …. (conservativeinthecloset.blog)
~ GOV JINDAL On Why He Is Rejecting The Stimulus Dollars And His Address After The President’s Speech To Congress …. (hughhewitt)
~ TOP 10 GAFFES by Barack Obama and Joe Biden …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ LORD HAVE MERCY— Watch out, unbelievers – Syed Soharwardy is on the (pro-God) case …. (am770chqr)
~ BROTHER of girls murdered in honor killing threatens to kill their aunt…. (jihadwatch.org)
~ MELANIE PHILLIPS — The iron logic of our current nightmare …. (spectator)
~ SNEAKY JIHADIST? IMAGINE! Islamic hate preacher Anjem Choudary probed over call to ‘hide terror clues’ …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ THE ISLAMIC ASSAULT on Free Speech, by Bill Muehlenberg …. (a-m)
~ BAILOUTISTAN– THE STEALTH-JIHAD ANGLE— West: “Since we the people own 80 percent of AIG, we the people now promote Sharia, too” …. (JiWa)
~ DON’T BOTHER ME WITH CONSEQUENCES, YOU DIRTY KUFFARS! “Travails of a Wii fanatic: A former “refugee” from Egypt named Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub, an associate of one Osama bin Laden, had not been enjoying his stay at the Ottawa pokey affectionately known as Guantanamo North. After a great deal of concerted kvetching, including hunger strikes and the like, the terror suspect was allowed to return home (home to his wife and kiddies that is, not home to Egypt, since it was feared he’d face torture there)” …. (scaramouche)
~ OUR NUKEY FUTURE— The Sanctions Chimera, By: Douglas Stone: “Russia, Germany, China, and France are too hungry for Tehran’s petrodollars to contain the mullahs’ nuclear ambitions.” So: we pay for gas & heating oil and related oil-based products, then the Middle east pays for terrorism, and buys nuclear parts and products from Europe & China …. (frontpagemag)
~ VIDEO: Kidnapped Canadian pro-jihad journalist pleads for help …. (dustmybroom)
~ THE HIJAB: Thoughts of an American Muslim Woman …. (drsanity.blog)
~ WELL DONE, THEN! US Muslim groups threaten to cut ties with FBI: Because of the FBI’s use of an informant inside a mosque …. (JiWa)
~ CALL THE MOB-SQUAD! New Fitna-like, Anti-Islamization Movie Coming Soon …. (creepingsharia)
~ SHARI’A SEPARATISM— CAIR seeking special rights for Muslim cabbies in Cleveland …. (JiWa)
~ RELIGION OF PEACE™ at it Again– Is there nobody they won’t kill? A young Iranian blogger jailed in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison for insulting supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died, his lawyer told AFP on Thursday …. (cjunk.blog)
~ UH-OH.. LOOK WHO’S COMING TO DINNER… Wahhabist Muslims move into Cameroon …. (novascotiascott)
~ AH, SPRING, WHEN YOUNG HEARTS TURN TO.. burning cars in France.. again.. still …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ VIRGINIASTAN Bullying Mob Packs Govt Meeting in Support of Islamic Supremacist Institution …. (JiWa)
~ WHITHER ISLAMBERG? “The place was scary,” a barfly at Cuzin’s Tavern in Deposit, says. “The last time I went there, I was surrounded by twenty-five Muslims with shotguns and Uzis. I haven’t heard much about it lately.” …. (JiWa)
~ SEX WITH PRE-TEENS! Defenders of Muslim cleric who married 12-year-old say the marriage was “legal under Islam” …. (JiWa)
~ ED DRISCOLL— “In The Trash Can: All Of You Who Support Israel, Look At What’s Waiting” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ HOW THE UK LABOUR PARTY BUYS Muslims votes-and the effect that it is having. Hint: celebrate diversity! …. (CitC)
~ FUN WITH EVIL SYRIA— Iranian Defector Reportedly Tipped Off U.S. on Syria Nuke Plant …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ EGYPTIAN Christians are evil! Anti-Coptic book wins Arabic fiction prize …. (novascotiascott)
~ FAUX ISLAMOPHOBIA: Australian Imam vandalizes own Mosque, then claims it was done by someone else …. (vladtepesblog)
~ GET THAT HATE ON! “To err is Zionist; to be Judenrein is sublime: The Toronto Star’s resident shill for the Islamist agenda is delighted to report that, despite the Harper government’s refusal to fall in line with the Judenreiners’ jihad against the Jews, Canadians are finding ways to get around the official recalcitrance” …. (scaramouche)
~ THE ACTUAL UN resolution on ‘defamation of religion’ …. (vladtepesblog)
~ FUN WITH 2ND CLASS CITIZENS! “Checkpoint chicanery: An alumnus of Queen’s University I know who gives a substantial (well, substantial to him, anyway) donation to his alma mater every year was concerned after reading this in the Canadian Jewish News” …. (scaramouche)
~ CJUNK— In Bernanke We Trust: Update …. (cjunk.blog)
~ THE MIGHTY CHRIS HITCHENS on the Barbary Pirates, Jefferson and John Adams …. (vladtepesblog)
~ ISLAMO-BULLYING— UK: Head teacher wins £400,000 after false accusations of “racism” and “Islamophobia” …. (JiWa)
~ IS FREEDOM SUBJECTIVE? This post verbatim from Gates of Vienna …. (vladtepesblog)
~ REVEALED! The Muslim Brotherhood “Project” …. (frontpagemag)
~ EEEEVIL JOOOOOOS! Hickory dickory Falk/The capo began to squawk/”The Jews are Nazis/Hamas, the patsies”/Hickory, dickory Falk …. (scaramouche)
~ REMEMBER— “Islam…is a religion of progress, civilization, justice, equality and freedom” Of course! Just like in…uh…Pakistan! Or…Iran! Or…uh …. (JiWa)
~ JUST A HANDY FYI.. Killing of Non-Muslims is Legitimate (British Mullah) …. (terrorismawareness.org)