Nannystan Uber Alles
~ ITEM: We’re in the fast lane to polygamy
~ ITEM: Extramarital sex wrong?
~ ITEM— Romania Weighs Decriminalizing Consensual Incest
~ WHILE THE SLIPPERY-SLOPE argument is sometimes wrong in particular, it’s often right in general. The revolutionaries who seek to “break on through to the other side” of every received good custom and practice in the interests of their own programme like to pooh-pooh the slippery slope precisely because it makes people look to the past and present and future aspects of social engineering– “that has led to this and could well lead to that”. No busy-body likes to have the entire scheme exposed at once, and so those who warn of pesky logical consequences are smeared as extremists and nay-sayers or changeophobes. Logic? Precedent? Ancient custom and law? BIGOT!
So in the last semi-public and highly stage-managed Canucki debate over so-called same-sex marriage, those who warned that– logically– the union of one adult with another might well lead to calls for other arrangements: one adult with several others; one relative with another; whatever someone might desire. Polygamy; polygyny; incest; or– in the acceptable suburban fashion, serial monogamy via easy divorce. Monogamy is the target, and lots of people are shooting at it.
For the pre-Christian and Christian West, the norm has been male-female monogamy. Even the early tribal polygamy of Israel is seen in the light of Adam and Eve, and later Hebrew practice; amongst the Greek Gods, Zeus’ sister/ wife Hera is jealous of his various sexual adventures; the custom of Greece and Rome was monogamy, even if lust or hypocrisy and divorce did not always live up to the ideal. From there, Europe continued in the norm; only Islam officially allowed the retrograde and economically enfeebling practice of polygamy and concubinage, following on the practices of their founding prophet.
It’s only logical that as that pattern of stable, child-centred, long-term union has gone by the board in the past 2 generations especially that other ‘sexual minorities’ should demand their freedoms, too. Pansexualism allows no logical restrictions or standards, or infringement of the individual right of the soveriegn self to self-define sexually, and in every other way.
Of course, this is part of the soft-fascist programme over all, for the goal is to undermine all attachments aside from the all-embracing (totalitarian) state as mother and father. Infant kindergarten & day care & school until young adulthood; a one-sided ideological formation; out to work to funnel taxes into the government to fund more social programmes and engineering and state uber alles.
That divorcers and gays and polygamists and pan-sexualists are all serving to prevent and erase the kinds of more normal families that have served civilization for thousands of years, the same sorts of families that formed them, and are aiding and abetting the Leviathan nanny-state is a tragic irony. They are, in that sense, useful idiots, and other forms of all-powerful political systems have outlawed and even murdered those who openly choose same-sex behaviour. The current cultural trend is otherwise, but undermining everything in the interests of he moment is another very real slippery slope that can create a regime which kills freedom, choice, and individuality.
Leviathan– expertocracy and an all-powerful government replacing God– is not a good thing, even when it allows us our sins and pleasures and preferences. We must ask if it is the very best which we have received, renewed and improved, and passed on to future generations for their good, and after them, too.
There is no such thing as a consequence-free life, or a world not fashioned out of what previous generations have built, or torn apart. We are sowing the wind, and the whirldwind shall follow; we are sowing debt; and poverty shall arise; we are sowing anarchy, and chaos will come.
The Devil, however, is a very pragmatical sort– he allows forbidden fruit and passing powers, if that means he can be sure of destruction, death, and disorder to follow. ~
We Can See Clearly Now
~ ITEM: Obama’s messianic jargon hits ‘rock’ bottom.
~ ITEM: What kind of education reform did Ayers & Obama have in mind?
~ ANY QUESTIONS? Let’s speak plainly of what we now see and know about Barack Hussein Obama.
President Obama is a bad man.
He is a liar and a deceiver. An appeaser. A racist. Treacherous to friend & enemy alike. A soft-fascist Marxist. A possible foreign-born muslim. A narcissistic neophyte, possibly mentally ill.
Someone who is easily impressed by worldly power and evil. He is aiding & abetting and emboldening America’s enemies, and thus making war moore likely. He has taken ‘special’ donations, a ‘special’ house-deal, and lots more ‘special’ Chicago spoils we don’t know about. He and others squandered over $100 million dollars trying to turn a Chicago school system into a socialist laboratory. He supports the medical murder of infants. He is an oath-breaker who encourages and wants to fund terrorism and anti-semitism and the death of Israel. He only likes truth as it suits him.
He blasphemously accepts the near messianic worship directed towards him. He loves and serves Leviathan: human power which deliberately excludes God. He is ashamed and opposes American’s Constitutional, legal, and religious heritage, though he has sworn solemn oaths to uphold them. The days ahead will be more of the same.
He is yet made in the image of God, and we must hope & pray that he will turn, or at least that God will take what ill he does and turn it into good. Further, we remember that there but for the grace of God goes any one of us. Though he would only call his fellow radical ideologues his brothers, he is my brother, and a fellwo sinner– and therein lies all the difference. His universe is small, and makes perfect sense: he is the main character therein, and we all players, perps, or tools. The real universe– and real people– are mysterious, complicated, and surprising.
I feel bad for him– not to excuse or justify him, but pity for his state: he needs prayer and psychiatric and spiritual and possibly medical/ pharmaceutical help. As POTUS, his scope for badness, incompetence, and general ill-doing has reached Bibilical proportions.
President Obama is a deeply broken/ bad man. This will end badly.
With no joy, glee, or schadenfreude I say again… I Told You So. ~
A Rolling Boyle
~ITEM— HOPE & SURPRISE– On Susan Boyle: This Is the Essay to Read.
~ITEM— Susan Boyle sings “Cry Me a River”
They constantly try to escape
From the darkness outside and within
By dreaming of systems so perfect
that no one will need to be good.
But the man that is shall shadow
The man that pretends to be.
~ T.S. Eliot, Choruses from The Rock (1934)
The lights must never go out,
The music must always play,
All the conventions conspire
To make this fort assume
The furniture of home;
Lest we should see where we are,
Lost in a haunted wood,
Children afraid of the night
Who have never been happy or good.
~ W.H. Auden, SEPTEMBER 1, 1939
~ THE WORLD IS FIGURING OUT— at least for a moment– that the ordinary often isn’t. That the inward kingdom of each person can be full or riches and surprises and hidden depths; that the much-despised ‘ordinary middle-class/ bourgeois’ is not a boring wasteland for smug elites and smart-ass revolutionaries to look down on.. or worse, to practice their theories and improvements upon. Nor are They™ the final arbiters and exemplars of all things cool and worthwhile.
The rich talking heads on the news turn out to be pimps and political hacks; the ‘stars’ are too often talent without a decent human underneath; the experts and utopians are people so clueless they can neither learn nor grasp lessons spelled out in illuminated letters a mile high, of blood and horrid noise over a century, refuting their foolish visions of solving all human problems forever.
What about the ordinary?
A homely middle-aged church-going spinster from small-town Scotland, named Susan Boyle. She brought tears and cheers from a British Idol TV show, and is the latest thing in popular culture, for however long. God bless her and good luck to her, I say. She’s worth a thousand Paris or Lindsay or Fergie or slattern du jour, both in talent and inner qualities.
The tale of our cynical and snobbish age is told in the before and after faces watching Susan Boyle: of those who seen entirely ashamed of themselves unless they become ‘famous’ and attain real existence on our various glowing infotainment portals. John Pacheco writes:
“And she sang, and the rabble broke into cheering for they thought it was her amazing voice that stunned them. What the crowd didn’t realize however, as the tears were released in awe, was that they were witnessing a woman who was different from them in ways that they couldn’t fathom. They thought it was the sad contrast between their expectations of a homely woman’s abilities and a truly amazing voice. More than that happened I believe. I think the crowd glimpsed true beauty maybe for the first time, something they were blind to until she sang.”
Indeed, Susan Boyle has lived her life in service to God and her family; proud of herself and possessing real ability; yet not selling her soul for a mess of pottage along the way– such is the ‘ordinary’ soul as the world sees her, extraordinary as she is. Even if her voice was not such a gift, all the rest would still amaze and inspire. I’ve met hundreds like her in small towns, cities, villages and rural roads in my past work; and online, more ‘ordinary’ schleps blogging away without much fame or fortune for it, but still transforming the world and scooting around the ordinary channels of media, politics, or riches to do so.
That’s why, presumably, His High & Mightiness in the Oval Office did not even deign to speak to the outpouring of concern during the tea-parties across America this week– he’s an ordinary guy from humble means, and he wants to try and forget that ordinary people are the tax-payers and volunteers and parents and folk who make things go, who really matter, and who are the majority. That all men are created equal, however unequal the results may be, and are each imbued with a dignity and liberty and worth far above Mr. Obama’s machinations and communist longings for a world made perfect– by him, no matter the cost. You’ve been tea-bagged. You bin served.
So the snobs and better-thans of the media like Randy Richmond and Dan Rather and John Miller would instruct us to sit at their feet and lear the truth and who we are. Sorry– we already know: and insofar as you retail lies and smug superiority and other people’s right to tell us how to think and be, you lose the right to have us listen to you anymore, unless you wake up and remember your first calling, and that you are as one of us, whatever the world, your pride, or your profession may tell you.
Get over your damn’d selves.
The most outwardly ordinary of village girls once prayed thus unto her God: “…he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble and meek.” Her name was Miryam.. or Mary.. of Nazareth. God had given his humble handmaiden a Son by divine means– “all generations shall call me blessed”– for that Son would save us all.
Hurray for the ordinary. We rock.
“Binks, the magnificent Binks! What would we do without your site?!”
“But it’s weird about the Binky/ Hilary mental link, hey?”
~ GIRL ON THE RIGHT— “When Mark Steyn appeared in British Columbia for his Human Rights Tribunal Show Trial, we interviewed him. Episode 4 was downloaded over 1,000,000 times… Mark broke our bandwidth.” …. (girlontheright)
~ TODAY’S Mark Madness: Links Steynian …. (walker)
~ HUGH HEWITT— Transcripts of today’s conversations about the tea parties with Mark Steyn …. (hughhewitt)
~ PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: “Pirates are in the news these days, although the Somali version lacks the charm of the Caribbean school. Still, it seems an appropriate time to rerun this Spectator review from six years ago: According to co-writer Terry Rossio, Pirates Of The Caribbean was created as “a very classic, Jane Austen-style, bodice-ripping romance.” …. (steynonline)
~ SAYS EZRA— National Review covers Shakedown; more video from London …. (ezralevant)
~ JAY CURRIE— “Ezra in the Hot Room” …. (jaycurrie)
~ NATIONAL REVIEW reviews Ezra Levant’s “Shakedown,” but I’m guided by Reason …. (shotgun)
~ TODAY’S Levant Jaunt: Links Levantian …. (walker)
~ TEH KEELER— Ezra Levant: Not a Nerd from the Herd …. (poetency.blog)
~ APRIL 23— Ezra Levant In Saskatoon.. “The Case Against Human Rights Commissions” …. (sda)
“Who actually says that all worldly problems should and can be solved? Perhaps to God the unsolved condition of these problems may be more important than their solution, namely, as a pointer to the human fall and to God’s redemption. Human problems are perhaps so entangled, so wrongly posed, that they are in fact really impossible to solve. (The problem of the poor and the rich can never be solved in any other way than leaving it unsolved.)”
~ A TALE OF TWO BRITS— “The Easter season brought us comments from Giles Fraser and A. N. Wilson, and an interesting contrast they make indeed” …. (captainyips)
~ NS SCOTT— “Easter for dhimmis in Pakistan” …. (novascotiascott)
~ SO WHAT’S IN YOUR Pascha basket? …. (crunchycon)
~ FIVE THINGS you think will make you happy but won’t …. (sergesblog.blog)
~ OTTAWA-WATCH: Belated Easter greetings …. (canadianchristianity)
~ NIGERIA: Muslims attack Christians at Easter …. (novascotiascott)
~ THE EVENT on which the Church stands or falls …. (pblosser.blog)
~ EASTER: The Resurrection & the Life …. (acton.org)
~ VIA HYNEK— Putting the Problem of Evil to rest …. (kennethhynek)
~ CANTUAR BLOG— “Christ’s Beatific Vision from the moment of His Incarnation” …. (cantuar.blog)
“Things have sunk so low that the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.”
~ George Orwell ~
~ RECENT GYAPONGAGE— Ooof! My Amazon ranking is plummeting. Help!; Rush on Obama’s “house on a rock” speech; Another reason why Gitmo looks humane; Why the Tamil demonstrations are problematic; House on a rock with five pillars …. (dg)
~ HATE-TV! Kathy Shaidle, Ezra Levant, Salim Mansur speak in London on the HRC’s brilliantly …. (vladtepe)
~ BRAVE BISHOP Nazir-Ali calls on Pakistan to reform …. (a-m)
~ ACTON Commentary: Religious Freedom Doesn’t Mean Religious Silence …. (acton.org)
~ INTERNET PRIVACY: Britain in the dock– ‘Big Brother’ state comes under fire as European Commission launches inquiry into secret surveillance of web users …. (independent)
~ MOHLER— Should the United Nations Protect Religions from Defamation? …. (albertmohler)
~ THAT CANUCKI PAPIST WOMAN: “Who’s abortion for again? It’s for women, right? It’s all about a woman’s choice, a woman’s right to decide the direction of her life, what she does with her body.”; and “Here’s to you, Mrs. Sanger: Genetic testing + socialised medicine + legal abortion = Eugenics.” After all, less poor minority babies is a good thing, isn’t it? …. (anglocath.blog)
It has nothing to do with men right? It doesn’t benefit them in any way.”
~ LAVENDER JIHAD— Why gay marriage is such a big deal; The Day of Truth was established to counter the promotion of the homosexual agenda and express an opposing viewpoint from a Christian perspective; Hate Crimes Bill Introduced in Congress – Gays hating Ex-Gays?; House Committee to Vote on Hate Crimes Bill …. (A-M, CP)
~ THE VILE SULLIVAN & SHAIDLE – Virulent Racists! Pretending to make nice with darkies, even! “No worries about us dallying with them colored folk. We took ‘em out for a lynchin’ later that night. You know, after we made them pick up the check. Because that’s how we roll” …. (girlontheright)
~ BARBARIANS HATE Free Speechers …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ HUGH HEWITT— “Journalism is a vocation, not a job.” “That quote is from Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput’s talk to journalists at a Pew Forum for Religion and Public Life in which he discussed the obligations of journalism professionals to accurately report the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church” …. (hughhewitt)
~ FORMER MINISTER Solberg Regrets Not Doing More to Curb Human Rights Commissions After Reading New Levant Book …. (noapologies)
~ AS BARACK Obama marches America toward socialized health care, here are three UK stories that illustrate the downside of the Utopian dream …. (dailybayonet)
~ SOCIALIST PARADISE WATCH: “Fact: If you have Chinese drywall in your house you could die” …. (dustmybroom)
~ OUR BETTERS AT PLAY: UN employee busted with child porn at Halifax Airport …. (novascotiascott)
~ CANADA’S New Keynesian Government: The problem with ‘pragmatic’ conservatives, Paul Tuns …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ CURT JESTER— “Let me explain that I regard political correctness as worse than a lie.” …. (curtjester)
~ PEACEFUL Buddhist mobs threaten Christians, attack churches …. (novascotiascott)
~ BRAIN-ROT INCARNATE: Ontario PC Party: PC Stands for Politically Correct? …. (vladtepesblog)
~ THE MORTALITY of nations and its causes, Western secularism, Asian anomie, and unadaptable Islam …. (ghostofaflea)
~ THE TURTLE BAY TYRANT’S CLUB — NYC demonstration against the United Nations’ failure to address worldwide human rights abuses …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ HOW IT WORKS— “When a private entrepreneur defends his business against government predations, he is accused of being selfish. When a public sector employee objects to being held to an even minimal level of accountability, he turns the tables and accuses his critics of not being public spirited” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ BROWNSHIRTS Cuff Documentarian. Literally …. (spectator)
~ CANNIBALISM— Disabled Baby – A Perfect Source Of Human Spare Parts? …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ BC CONSERVATIVES pledge to reform the Human Rights Tribunal …. (rjjago)
~ SHIRE NETWORK NEWS— “Brand new Easter and Pessach (Passover) Show!” …. (snnsite.com)
~ SOUTH AMERICA— The New Tolerance …. (socon)
~ THE HANNAN: “If you pay people to be poor, you’ll never run out of poor people” …. (blogs.telegrap)
~ IN VERMONT gay marriage law, a hidden victory for religious freedom …. (jennifer-roback-morse)
~ SIGCARLFRED— “Modern liberals measure “progress” not by the unfolding fulfillment of the natural moral law but by its elimination. Consequently, most of what is labeled “progress” is basically just regress, a return, under a glossier guise, to the practices of antiquity and pre-Christian paganism” …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ FREE SPEECH IN THE AGE OF OBAMA: Conservative speakers now have bodyguards when they visit universities …. (instapundit)
~ THE TABLET hits out at Right-wing bloggers ‘from the lower depths’ …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ THAT SHRINE TO IDENTITY POLITICS— They Took All The Rights, Put ‘Em In A Rights Museum… “Trouble brews for Winnipeg’s shrine to identity politics” …. (sda)
~ SLIPPERY SLOPE— Romania Weighs Decriminalizing Consensual Incest …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ TORTURE IS WRONG, sure. So is disgusting moral relativism …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ HUMAN RIGHTS? “No Thanks To You, Mrs. Robinson” …. (walker)
~ FRESH PACKWOODERY— “Praeparet bellum: Every day I thank my lucky stars for the internet. Can you imagine these last eight years trying to understand what is going on through the lens of the CBC? At least with the intertubes, I know I am not the only one being lied to” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ FRONT PAGE— Free Speech in the Crossfire, By: Kevin DeAnna– The campus Left’s assault on civil discourse …. (frontpagemag)
~ BENDERS ON THE MARCH— Dozens of transgendered Albertans file complaints against province with human rights commission …. (walker)
~ NEVER ENOUGH Beauty, Never Enough Truth– Philanthropists should do what they love, not surrender to identity politics …. (city-journal.org)
~ FREE SPEECHING— Glenn Beck vs. Little Green Footballs. I no longer link to LGF blogger Charles Johnson because he’s a twit, a censor, and he’d like to imagine he’s all that plus a bag of chips, when the blogosophere has moved past him and his snarly bashing of other great bloggers for imagined thought-crimes and whatever else offends his odd ideological purity. It’s a shame, because LGF has done some yeoman service to the blogosphere and anti-jihad movement.. but he’s just too much trouble. Some have tried to fight back, but I’ve got better things to do; IMAO: “When I Finally Gave Up On Little Green Footballs” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ MOHLER— When Abortion Collides with Totalitarianism …. (albertmohler)
~ THE LYING JACKAL plumbs new depths with latest specious legal action… Yet more douche-baggery from Warren Kinsella …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE MORTALITY of nations and its causes, Western secularism, Asian anomie, and unadaptable Islam …. (ghostofaflea)
~ BRAVE NEW Barbarism– The “progressive” modern world regresses into a past of pirates, tyrants, and orgies …. (spectator)
~ PROTEIN WISDOM— Progressivism: Tory! Tory! Tory! …. (pw)
~ AMERICAN DIGEST— “When It Comes to Web Pages Drenched in Graphic Garbage, the all-time “winner” in the endless competition to see who can pile the most crap on a single page has to be Townhall.com.” …. (americandigest)
~ RICK McGINNIS reviews: Doubt …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ MORE AMERICANS Believe Global Warming Natural Versus Man-made …. (newsbusters)
~ DOOM-WATCH: Apophis, an asteroid about the size of a 25-story building…earth.. April 2029 …. (MaD)
~ THE REAL EXTREMISTS: “It is distressing that many bloggers on the right and the left consider the DHS Report on Rightwing Extremism a non-issue and think that conservatives are over-reacting to the content. I’m not going to get into with them, but I think that all reasonable persons should compare the “Left” version with the “Right” one–as Ed Morrissey and Clarice Feldman have done, and note the disparities” …. (drsanity.blog)
~ COLLECTIVISTS Against Tea Parties– Reaction to the media’s treatment of the Tea Party protests …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION drawing up contingency plans to punish Israel if it attacks Iran? …. (JiWa)
~ INCOMING JUDENREIN— ‘Obama will give Palestinians a state more quickly than anyone can imagine.’ Arab official says U.S. relayed message ahead of meeting with Abbas; Hamas wins election. Prompts fears terrorist group planning to seize strategic territory …. (rbo)
~ A PROUD & LOYAL VETERAN— Lt. Col Allen B West on Right-wing extemism & more …. (creepingsharia)
~ DIAGNOSING THE POTUS— “Obama, in order to be a viable Democrat, had to tap into one of the prominent streams of anger, envy, bitterness, and divisiveness that define and animate the left. Oddly, his whole appeal was based on the misperception that he was beyond this sort of destructive divisiveness, but this is about as realistic as an Arab leader claiming to be “beyond the differences between Muslim and Jew,” without which they could not be an Arab leader” …. (onecosmos.blog)
~ PURE BETRAYAL— Obama’s plan for Mideast ‘peace:’ Strip Israel bare. Initiative leaves Jewish state with truncated, difficult to defend borders …. (rbo)
~ CHEESE-EATING SURRENDER PRESIDENT— You’ve got serious problems when the French think you’re a lightweight …. (mcj)
~ ANDREW C. McCARTHY— DHS Wants to Know What You’re Thinking.. “The Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with the FBI, has issued an intelligence assessment on what it calls “Rightwing Extremism.” It is an appalling, nakedly political document” …. (NRO)
~ JONAH GOLDBERG— “If you think shrinking government and getting it less involved in your life is a hallmark of tyranny it is only because you are either grotesquely ignorant or because you subscribe to a statist ideology that believes the expansion of the state is the expansion of liberty” …. (nrotc)
~ GET RELIGION— Got news? Georgetown University edition …. (getreligion.org)
~ ON JANET NAPOLITANO’S apology to veterans over the DHS report …. (nrotc)
~ POTUS flunks on social pathology …. (americanthinker)
~ PLUS DE SCUMBAGGERY— “An investment company once run by the head of the Obama administration’s auto task force has been accused of paying more than $1 million to an aide to New York’s former comptroller in a bid to win a lucrative deal with the state pension fund” …. (proteinwisdom)
~ ONCE UPON A TIME… The Obama presidency is becoming a reverse fairy tale: The prince is turning into a frog …. (walker)
~ WHAT KIND OF education reform did Ayers & Obama have in mind? …. (nrotc)
~ THE SHINY NEW QUISLING President of the World …. (pblosser.blog)
~ IN HIS HOLY NAME— NBC Suits Warn CNBC Staff Against ‘Obama Bashing,’ Becoming ‘Too Conservative’ …. (newsbusters)
~ OBAMA WAS “previously quite religious in Islam”. Has he ever explicitly rejected Islam and been baptized & declared himself a Christian? …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ WHILE AMERICA EXPLODES IN IMAGINARY VIOLENCE & RIOTS— Ace on the Obama administration’s attempt to cast its political opponents as violent extremists …. (ghostofaflea)
~ HM MICHELLE Obama Paid $63K in 2008 For Job She Didn’t Go To …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ THAT PESKY NAME OF JESUS: “Why, again, was the name of Jesus hidden? “I don’t think this is motivated by theology, but by communications strategy,” Father Reese assures us. And you know what? He’s right. Georgetown and the White House were united in the desire to communicate a message. A political message: a positive message about the President’s economic program. Questions about theology– about God, about Jesus Christ, whose Resurrection we celebrate this week– never crossed their minds. There was important work to be done at the nation’s oldest Catholic university, and we couldn’t allow those enthusiastic students any to be distracted by the name of Jesus” …. (catholicculture.org)
~ NADA DE COJONES— Change! Obama Refuses to Defend US From Marxist Tirade at Summit of Americas; Change!… Dear Leader Greets Dear Leader; Surprise– Obama Apologizes to Latin American Countries Too; Chavez’s gift to Obama: A book criticizing U.S. colonialism …. (Gateway, abcnews)
~ THE I-WAR: “The Obama administration is about to unveil its cybersecurity review, and the turf battles are brewing. What is seldom mentioned in the debate is that this is perhaps one of the most important issues the Obama administration will face” …. (counterterrorismblog)
~ CELEBRATE DIVERSITY! “Except veterans, small-business owners, practicing Catholics, gun owners, talk-radio listeners, tea-party attendees, Texans, smokers, limited-government proponents, pro-lifers, taxpayers, NASCAR fans, Boy Scouts, oil-company employees, secure-border advocates, capitalists, global-warming agnostics, Cuban refugees, school-choicers…” …. (instapundit)
~ 500 000 Americans Attend Tax Day Tea Party Protests …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ VIA INSTAGLENN— Obama on Warrantless Surveillance: As Bad As Bush? Worse? …. (instapundit)
~ DR. SANITY— “It seems our current Commander in Chief, having made both our own and the next generation much less wealthy, now intends to insure that we are all much less safe from the threat of those silly “man-caused disasters”–you know, those little disruptions in life that seem to obsess Islamic fanatics everywhere” …. (drsanity.blog)
~ WHILE OBAMA SLEPT— Iran convicts American journalist of espionage, sentences her to 8 years in prison …. (Jia)
~ THE RIOTS the MSM couldn’t be bothered to cover …. (MaD)
~ PALIN SLAMS Obama at Pro-Life Dinner: “Human Rights Is Not Above My Pay Grade” …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ ENEMY IN THE WHITE HOUSE; BHO Actually Blocked Navy from Rescuing Captain! And they are giving the Mansourian President credit for the save …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ MARK SHEA: “Obama has a knack for self-contradiction that drives many of his cultists crazy” …. (markshea.blog)
~ IMAGINE THAT! “Great Moments in the History of Science… The EPA officially ruled today that CO2, one of the essential building blocks of the cosmos and all life, is a pollutant and a threat to public health” …. (commentarymagazine)
~ NOTRE SHAME: Secularism — being anti-religious — disguised as impartiality/fairness …. (sergesblog.blog)
~ PELOSI DEMAGOGUERY and Political Hype About Embryonic Stem Cell Research (even thoughADULT stem cells are the ones with real results) …. (wesleyjsmith)
~ ILL DOUCHE, EH? Can Obama Make the Trains Run on Time? …. (godscopybook)
~ GUTTER JOURNALISM: Angry Mainstream Media Reporters Use Nasty Sexual Slang to Describe Tea Party Protesters (Video); Dem Leaders Say Tea Party Protesters Are “Neo-Nazis, Militias, Secessionists and Racists” …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ BIG BREATHER— The ever-expanding regulatory state will drive Obamism …. (spectator.org)
~ KATE @ SDA— “Canada, by contrast, is taking the lead.” Is there nothing that Obama can’t apologize for? …. (sda)
~ INFIDELS! “Demonizing Obama-balkers: Who says the happy hopeychangers don’t have their act together? Why, just the other day they released a report identifying the biggest threat to national security” …. (scaramouche)
~ HUSSEIN & HUGO Chavez Have Something Else in Common: They’re Both Comrades With Bill Ayers; Obama Doesn’t Respond to 50 Minute Diatribe by Nicaragua’s President Calling US a “Terrorist Nation” …. (weaselzippers)
~ DON’T TREAD – Seattle Tea Party, 2009 …. (americandigest)
~ OBAMA SHILL— “As bad as her bias, lack of professionalism, and overall shrillness generally are, what most struck me about her hamfisted attempt at reporting was her utter incomprehension of the views of the people she was covering”; CNN’s Roesgen Then and Now; The Most Busted Name In News: Susan Roesgen Brands CNN …. (Various)
~ HOW OBAMA dishonestly uses the elites to promote his message …. (americanthinker)
~ IT’S A MIRACLE!… Dear Leader Brings Dead Back to Life! …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ MEDIA-SHILL FUNNY: Media not sure how to cover Obama’s crime spree …. (winteryknight)
~ SOROS-FUNDED Clinton Hack’s Blog: Tea Parties Righty ‘Astroturf” …. (spectator.org)
~ THE PEOPLE’S Cube Visual Agitation at Tea Parties …. (thepeoplescube)
~ IOWAHAWK Public Safety Film… “It Could Happen Here!… The story you are about to see is true. Or, at least, could be true. At this very moment dangerous subversive extremist elements are infiltrating our communities and schools, bent on destroying our American Way of Life” …. (iowahawk)
Obama Shill Watch:
“Desperate Left” Daily Show’s Jon Stewart lies about Fox News with a deceitful edit
~ STINKING EVIL WARMONGERING JOOOOOOS! Israel stands ready to bomb Iran’s nuclear sites; Ahmadinejad to West: You Are Weak, Your Hands Are Empty, And You Can’t Force Us to Do Anything; Nearly 7,000 Centrifuges Are Spinning Today at Natanz, Mocking You …. (Vaarious)
~ HISTORY of the Jihad against Canada …. (historyofjihad)
~ BOOKMARK THIS ONE— Durban Watch, by Eye on the UN …. (eyeontheun.org)
~ GUESS HIS RELIGION… “A Toronto man is facing numerous charges after allegedly trying to send nuclear technology to Iran, a country under intense international pressure to curtail its nuclear ambitions, police said Friday” …. (macadamia.blog, JiWa)
~ SPRINGTIME in Canada: Homegrown terrorists blossoming …. (dustmybroom)
~ DENYING THE DENIAL? HOW DARE THEY! Turkey angry at Aussie politician …. (novascotiascott)
~ THE MIGHTY BCF: “You never know when Robert Fisk is telling the truth… Much more revealing, however, was the long car journey I took next day across the frozen tundra of Canada during which two Muslim Canadian men – yes, yes, they had beards – explained to me just why their community was so silent about the iniquities perpetrated by their local dictatorships back home” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ ATYPICAL UK Muslim scholar: ‘Why women should be imams.’ …. (timescolumns)
~ MELANIE PHILLIPS on the Beeb– The facade cracks …. (spectator)
~ MISUNDERSTOOD Harvard Islamic chaplain advocates death for Apostates …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ OTTAWA MUSLIMS want imported Imam sent packing …. (dustmybroom)
~ A LITTLE IRONICAL: Islamic scholars will meet to discuss religious tolerance under sharia in Mecca… where non-Muslims cannot enter …. (JiWa)
~ B-R-I-I-I-I-NG! It’s 1947 calling.. they already did that ‘recognition’ thing, guys. Duh. “Palestinians Say Recognition of Israel as Jewish State a “Provocation” and Would Have “Poisonous Effect” on Middle East” …. (Wz)
~ SOME REQUIRED (but depressing) reading: Caroline Glick analyzes the disaster brewing in Pakistan–read it and weep …. (scaramouche)
~ STILL NOT BUYING IT— “U.S. nixes Arar entry: Despite the fact that Sheema Khan, the Ceeb and the NDP hold him up as a model to be emulated, Maher Arar still isn’t allowed to cross the border into the U.S.” …. (scaramouche)
~ WANNA DISCRIMINATE Against Women And Gays? No Problem If You’re A Muslim In Europe …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ DURBAN II mired in anti-Israel, pro-Islam agenda …. (icej.org)
~ AN HONEST Indian Muslim Writer: ‘The Inability to Present Islam as a Peaceful Religion is a Collective Failure of Global Muslim Communities… Let Us Become Louder Than the Radical [Islamist] Voices That Claim to Represent Us” …. (memri)
~ MOOR OR LESS: The Telegraph’s Gerald Warner excoriates clueless, self-loathing (and need it be said, leftist) Spaniards who are demanding their nation apologize for—wait for it—expelling the Moors 400 years ago …. (scaramouche)
~ THE RULING Turkish party, “which has its roots in political Islam,” targeting secular opponents …. (JiWa)
~ IF OBAMA reverses course, abandons the the Durban boycott and sends a US representative, then we know. Durban opens on Hitler’s birthday. Durban II is racism …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ MEMRI— Syrian Islamic Scholar Abd Al-Karim Bakkar: It Is Not True That Western Societies Have No Values …. (memri.org)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— They’re not pirates. They’re…eco-warriors: The National Post’s Craig Offman reports on those unfortunate underdogs, the Somali pirates …. (scaramouche)
~ RAYMOND IBRAHIM: From Barbary Wars to Somali Pirates, the Water-Jihad has a long lineage …. (JiWa)
~ PERSECUTION IN IRAQ: “They kill the gays, they beat them up… I have a lot of friends that have been killed – 15 or 16″; Iraq a hell for gays: Iraq is now a “democracy,” but that’s small comfort to its homosexual population, which is being persecuted like crazy …. (JiWa, Scary)
~ OBAMA WILL PUNISH ALLY ISRAEL IF SHE ATTEMPTS TO SURVIVE– Abandoning Israel seems to be the tip of Obama’s spear in his overthrow of decades of US allies, friendships and alliances …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ THE DELIGHTFUL Hizb ut-Tahrir, whom Tony Blair promised to ban, calls for jihad and elimination of Israel at London rally …. (JiWa)
~ THOSE EXOTIC & CUDDLY & TOLERANT HINDUS! “A new book investigating the anti-Christian violence that exploded across India’s state of Orissa last year has shown the Hindu extremists deliberately planned a campaign against the state’s religious minorities” …. (catholicculture.org)
~ SOFT ON JIHAD! NATO forces let captured pirates go …. (hotair)
~ GATES OF VIENNA— More on the “Fitna” Sequel …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ GHOST OF A FLEA— “Our concern is for the 3,000 men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, a date that barely exists in Liberal World. Our concern is for people like Nick Berg. Our concern is in stopping Islamist attacks. Our concern is stopping the march of radical Islam. Not Gitmo detainees (heck, even France, after all the diaper nashing, is only willing to take one (1) if Obama ever actually closes the site)” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ THOUGHTS ON The Charlottesville Tea Party …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ GATES OF VIENNA— “Any serious or persistent criticism of Islam is usually described by Muslims and their Multiculturalist allies as “Islam-bashing”. But have you ever heard of “Christianity-bashing”?” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ YEMEN: MUSLIMS FIGHT LAW BANNING CHILD MARRIAGE – Respect it! …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ SAUDI CONVERT to Christianity Released from Prison …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ IMAO: Know Thy Enemy: Pirates – Ver 2.0 …. (imao)