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APTOPIX Germany Madame Tussauds Obama

Crisis By Command?

– ITEM: U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 Trillion on Bailout Programs; Fed Refuses to Disclose Recipients of $2 Trillion

Inhofe: Paulson Used Scare Tactics to Force Bailout Legislation

YouTube – Rep. Brad Sherman Told of Impending Martial Law

Long Version

– ITEM: The purpose of the financial crisis.

– ITEM: TIME mag- New World Order.

– ITEM: So there’s going to be a Commission on the financial meltdown, and it is stacked 6-4 (unlike the 9/11 Commission which was evenly split

– ITEM: Bailout Sleuth Blog.

~ THE BINKS DOESN’T PRETEND to expertise in politics or economics, but watching the whole American bailout thing, it feels like we’re only the surface of things.. or, a blurry funhouse mirror– at a distance– version of the actual facts.

After deeper reading, I think it’s an American economic coup d’etat underway, with trillions of dollars flying about, countless players involved, any number of versions ‘what’s really going on’ in the media, yet nobody in obvious control.

To be fair to Obama (!), he’s a puppet or hoax or salesman in the midst of his and other people’s machinations. Soros, Wall Street, the internationalists seeking to weaken the United States and create a more centralized Canada-style economy, which can be more closely controlled. There’s a long line of possible usual suspects.

And there’s the rub– in the flurry of news and opinion and crisis and spending, it’s possible to make both something and nothing of the mess. Is there a pattern? What’s the rest of the story? Is it bumbling and schemes and opportunism all together? With so much money flying around, it’s hard to see anything in the storm of zeroes.

What Is Certain

Meanwhile, free market principles, U.S. laws, and democratic government are being trampled by the mafiosi White House and it’s economic panic-specialists– acting like thugs by forcing resignations, threatening little people, and refusing to answer any awkward questions about the details and scope of the whole racket.

Where’s the transparency? Who’s accountable? Why are Americans lying down before this Caesar-cum-lately?

A Trillion Here & There..

Two things are clear– first, that the real cost of all these financial antics is well into the 10+ trillion range ($10, 000, 000, 000, 000.00 plus interest, of course)– unimaginably big money, even for America; second, it’s not all accounted for by any means, and probably never will be, minus the biggest forensic audit in the history of all history, with much of Washington and Wall Street and the bizarrely unfederal ‘Federal Reserve’ crew headed to extended rest-cures at federal prison facilities as a result.

Consider the very strange relationship between America, her institutions, and the unelected, unaccountable, all-powerful private company called ‘Federal Reserve System™’, which considers itself the central bank of the United States, but which is subject to no oversight, audit, or direct political control from the electorate or elected officials of the nation which it purports to serve as a man pillar of the economic system. It’s a private company, with massive powers. It’s as if in Canada we got rid of the government- controlled Bank of Canada and sold most of her essential functions to CanBank– which sounds official, but isn’t.. then that bank came back to government and the economic sector, giving orders and setting policy. The Fed™ is unlike any other national bank, or private company in American history, and should be reintegrated or replaced– both to do things properly and accountably, and to be seen to do so.

Former Fed Boss Greenspan Admits The Fed Is Above The Law

Long Interview (excerpt above at 7:40, ff.)

It’s All Of Us

The scope and nature of this hijacking should scare and enrage all Americans– even the “O! BAA! MA!” Democrats, prone to “Well, it’s our people doing it, so it’s OK, right?” I think America is being stolen, and the criminals are in plain sight– elected or not– while the crime is in progress. Some sit back in a spirit of greed and/or revenge imagining they will get more goodies from the new Canucki-Eurofied USSA; others, that “This’ll show THEM!”.. the Them™ in question being whoever they imagine deserves such highway robbery– though it is all Americans and the world dependent on her, and the next two generations at least, who are being robbed blind in broad daylight.

Clearly Obama wants a utopia fashioned in the image of what his mentors and hothouse politics have taught him; others seek to punish America; still others to get greater financial control; still others wish for a U.S.A. more in line with U.N. and European goals and practices, in the interests of a global utopia. Oddly enough, my years in the Anglican Wars gave some insight: as a principle, whatever the bellwether radical ecclesiastical elite was on about would invariably become general policy in society within a decade: easier divorce; Marxist politics; slander of opponents; abortionism; sideswiping the old gaurd; environmentalism; Israel & Jew-bashing; gay marriage; the U.N. Millennium Development Goals; whatever comes next.

The feckless ‘progressive’ church bunnies– apparently so uncertain about their own proper business, and God’s Word to the world– have very little trouble pontificating with a high degree of certainty on matters of composting, sodomy, banning bottled water, and reapportioning a certain percentage of national incomes to Make The World A Better Place.. as the utopiweenies and diplomats of Turtle Bay define it, and according to the canons of international political correctness. That’s a.k.a. pouring endless money into Africa and the ‘third world’, into U.N. coffers, and into non-governmental busy-body organizations.

Paging Mr. Mark Chickpea chickpea

Roman orator and lawyer Marcus Tullius Cicero asked in Rome long ago, “Cui bono?“.. who benefits? Wh could wish for this alleged American meltdown? To whose good and profit does such a pattern of events tend, aside from the obvious? We’ve had a good 9 months and more of hullaballooing and running about and panic-noises from various players from Bush to Obama to Swine Flu doomsayers: what are they distracting us from? What aren’t we supposed to be looking at or putting together? What news or analysis would the crisis-mongers rather we not ponder and have in view? Where’s the busy silence?

It’s a bit like a parish, or having kids– silence does not always mean all is calm, all is bright: rather, that there’s a great deal going on, but you’re not supposed to know about it. Our restless human nature– on the small or large scale– is twitchy and prone to meddling and badness: once you admit that, it’s easy enough to guess and imagine what folk might be up to. So the Binklings are still astonished that their parents seem to have some magical radar by which their thoughts and deeds are visible at long range. Not really: it’s just that we’re human, fellow sinners, and in some cases, ‘been there, done that’, a few decades ago.


My sense is that we’re all being scammed and conned in the American drama still unfolding with the bailout bill, bloaterrific budget, and all the stuff we’re only glimpsing behind the scenes– we’re in the midst of a very high-stakes gamble of some sort– but I leave it up to wiser heads to discern why, how, and by whom, to what purpose.

If I had all the answers, I’d either be able to make a killing in the stock market, or be unwillingly fitted for a free pair of concrete boots for midnight swimming-time. Any and all comments or details as you see them on this one are most welcome, because I confess myself to be sitting in front of a 10 000 piece jigsaw puzzle of a polar bear in a blizzard in trying to get this mess sorted out and put together. ~



Come And Get Me, Ya Wimps

~ HERE AT FREE MARK STEYN we’re still waiting for the human rights complaint. After all, we’ve posted several times the exact wording of the unspeakable Rev. Stephen Boissoin’s horrible possibly riot-causing screed about gay marriage. Potential blood could still be flowing in the theoretical streets. The horror.. the horror.

Nothing so far.

Now, those who notice such things tell us the CHRC are visiting here, like the rest of you, for super-fine news-aggregating goodness– who can blame them?– and yet.. where’s the complaint, for reprinting something so allegedly hateful that the government of Alberta felt it had the right to tell a pastor to shut up forever– in public and private– on the topic? Did it stop being hateful, somehow? Only in Alberta, you say?

On this blog I also tend to mock Jews, the handicapped and elderly, and have uncomplimentary things to say about the same-sex political agenda, Obama, Muhammed, and radical Islam. Still no nibbles from the hate-cops. The fact that I have some Jewish ancestry and friends, or that I spent some time in my vocation caring for the elderly and the handicapped should make no difference to my infringements of human rights; nor that I have had Muslim friends and friends who said they were homosexual. Why?

Remember: under the HRCs, truth is not a defence, nor are you presumed innocent until proven guilty. If what you say might theoretically someday somewhere ever offend or otherwise effect somebody– even if they are not part of some politically offendable group– then you are already a pre-criminal hatemonger ready to blow, and bring about a veritable Fourth Reich in dear old mild-mannered Canada.

It’s to do with equality before the law. If some blogging shlub who knows Ezra and Mark and who looks likely to be all uppity scares off the thought police, what of the ordinary folk? It’s the same with our rationed health-care in the great White Canucki Paradise: the squeaky and/ or important wheels get the medical grease, and the quiet or ordinary folk get leftovers and waiting lists and funerals. Alberta Pastor Boissoin gets speech-bans, while visible and vocal Albertan Bp. Fred Henry gets a dismissal.

If all are not equal before the law, then none are. If it’s not justice for all, then it’s justice for none. And this thanks to our overweening, overreaching, overstaffed and overfunded ‘human rights’ apparatus and apparatchiks.

Fire them all. Repeal Section 13, and redo the entire code and bureacracy. Let Canadians be Canadians, and not alleged hateful lunatics, or accumulators and squeakers after more rights than their fellow citizens, by virtue of some ‘minority’ status, or political power. Use the law to prosecute true criminals, and leave the rest alone.

Either charge this blog for hate-speech, or shut down your kangaroo-courts forever, O ye petty-tyrants. ~

binks.webelf at gmail dot com


~ IT’S A WIN-WIN MOONBAT THING— Remember: If global climate change gets colder, then the warmists acted just in time; if it gets warmer, then they warned us; if it does nothing, then we still have time before we’re all doomed, doomed I tell you. Ultimate Theories which ignore clear evidence (like the direct correlation between CO2 and sunspots, over a very long history) are always free and easy with the facts.

After all, it’s our uber-crisis, by which money is siphoned and people conscripted and constrained to the eco-cause. There’s crisis and then there’s Crisis™ … “Never waste a crisis”, as Obama Gauleiter Rahm Emanuel has smirked– they’re mighty useful for distracting the sheeple and getting a stampede on so The Betters Can Go About Their Business. ~

At The Movies

~ HAVING JUST REWATCHED the movie ‘Master & Commander‘ (in very pretty HD), I won’t go a Trekkie-nerd on the plot or even the battle-details (point-blank range to start Nelsonian naval battle? Oh, really?!? And here we thought 18-pounders could start hitting at a mile’s distance). The one failing which did bother this viewer & fan of the novels was the casting for Aubrey & Maturin.

Russell Crowe is fine in his way, and very action-y and rough; and Paul Bettany as Maturin did his best, but it felt all wrong. For those lucky enough to have seen HBO’s very fine mini-series John Adams, the books depict Captain Aubrey on the large human scale of George Washington [by David Morse — or 6’2″, 250 lbs.], and his particular friend Dr. Maturin as rather John Adams-y height [ brilliantly depicted by Paul Giamatti ], except thinner and more disagreeable.


Size matters in some respects– it’s why the often undersized scale of so many Hollywood actors often takes us by surprise. General and later President Washington could not have commanded such sheer respect had he been another smallish 5’6″ Napoleon– who, unlike the Little Emperor, did not have secret police and informers everywhere to cow people into obedience. It’s a double-dose if the size is complimented by an inner greatness, as if the interior man was manifest outwardly. As Aubrey, Crowe had enough of the inner man down pat, but it still jarred too much.

I’m sure someone else out there has a suggestion of better possible actors for the main two– but other than that, the movies were the very best we might expect out of the Hollywood process in such a case. ~

~ IF YOU ALL REALLY loved Teh Binks, you’d pick me up one of these. Well, we can always dream. ~

Mark Steyn

~ TO ALL THE MOMS AND MUMS AMONG OUR READERS: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! with a song for the season …. (steynonline)

~ SAITH STEYN: Conservatives always face uphill climb. The Left’s devotion to government gives it a unity of purpose the Right can’t match …. (ocregister)

~ IN THE CORNER: THE WAZIRISTAN OF THE NORTH– Drones over Niagara – plus Beam me anywhere else …. (nrotc)

~ GOING NATIVE— STEYN ON CANADA: Michael Ignatieff’s morally contemptible words …. (macleans)

~ HUGH HEWITT— For Your Weekend Reading Pleasure: Mark Steyn and Meg Whitman …. (hughhewitt)

~ TODAY’S Mark Madness: Links Steynian …. (walker)

~ THE PRESENTLY FINAL FRONTIER— Intimate relations with Reptiles: the BCHRT prepares to plow new Human Rights Ground …. (



~ NEW WINNIPEG event: book signing at McNally Robinson on Friday …. (

~ PERFIDIOUS JEWBOTS! “Hamas-loving NOW Magazine offers up a disturbing Der-Sturmer-style image”; Bumped: Susan G. Cole: Ezra just wanted to taunt Muslims cause he’s a white guy and a money grubbin Jew …. (scaramouche,


~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Want to contact me or buy a signed copy of my book?; The Socon makes the case for Randy Hillier; Republicans and moderation; Are we emasculating our police forces?; The Archbishop is out-blogging me!!; Obama is not funny …. (

S. Cole, Hillbilly Aunt & Mother

~ THE WORD “HOAX” is code, by the way– “Susan G. Cole, if you and NOW Magazine were dragged in front of a “human rights” commission or tribunal for publishing the racist cartoon that heads your article, Ezra Levant would defend your right to do so: With his own time, expertise and money”. Saith Binks: Susan G. Cole is senior entertainment and books editor at the Toronto news and entertainment weekly, NOW Magazine; a militant LGBTQXYZ same-sexualist and feminist; and someone apparently willing to sign her name to virulently anti-semitic articles and art in said magazine. She is apparently the legal mother (with her partner) of her own nephew, with her brother having donated genetic material for her partner. This means her partner is biologically her brother’s wife (and Ms. Cole’s brother AND brother-in-law), and hers simultaneously, and that her partner is also her sister-in-law, and if the child has kids, they will be simultaneously children and grand-nephews and nieces. The brother is father and uncle, and.. hmm– cousins and well .. er.. uh.. I give up. Who said hillbillies & inbred incest were dead?– It’s “I’m My Own Grandpaw: Fabulous Toronto Gay Edition!” …. (ghostofaflea, Various)

I’m My Own Grandpa

Another Version

~ DRACONIAN ‘Hate crimes’ bill fate now up to people– Congressman: ‘If you don’t raise enough stink, there’s not a chance of stopping it’; Campaign to stop ‘hate-crimes’ bill takes off on 1st day …. (worldnetdaily)

~ THE FEARLESS Bishop Fred Henry on Alberta’s Human Rights Mess …. (

Video: Abolish The “Human Rights” Commissions

~ SCARY MUSH— “Schlepping around in B.C.: If you’re looking for a chuckle, you could always read how Obama slayed ‘em with his comedic stylings. Or you could check out the rulings of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, those “quasi-judicial” ‘roos, some of whose cases are wholly hilarious” …. (scaramouche)

~ SOCK PUPPET U: KEFFIYEH-Palooza! Yet another reason why Hate-Jew U in Toronto sucks so verry, very much: “JDL objects to ‘Israel/Palestine’ conference at York”.. via a contributoress …. (cjnews)

~ I DONNED MY Ladies Silk Stockings… ”It’s not what you think. Not at all. Read this and thank the men that gave us the freedom we enjoy today, endangered or no” …. (dailybayonet)

~ TALK ABOUT barkin’ up the wrong tree; The human rights racket …. (

~ PROTEIN WISDOM On free speech: And those who wish to subvert it in the name of “tolerance” …. (proteinwisdom)

~ YOUR BETTERS HAVE NOTIONS— “Vancouver has come out with a 44-point plan to make you a better person and save the planet” …. (

~ PACKWOOD:Why I am not a free speech absolutist …. (ghostofaflea)

~ THE EVIL Father Raymond J. De Souza guilty of “Thought-Crime”– Badmouths Human Rights Commissions …. (

~ U.N. WATCH’S Hillel Neuer speaks on the UN and freedom of speech …. (ifp)

~ BLINDFOLDED, gagged and hands bound, apparently… “Cheered on by sympathizers and apologists, accused al Qaeda sleeper agent Mohamed Harket spoke at Ottawa’s Human Rights Monument.* Harkat objected to having been held incommunicado” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ THE SAVAGE BANNING of an American Talk Show Host …. (pajamasmedia)


~ GOOD NEW LEGISLATION Filed to Prevent “Mandatory Psychological Screening” of Children …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ A NO-JEWS POLICY at Austrian Hotel? Where are all the damn human rights groups and NGOs and racism peckerheads? Where is the UN and all those attendees of the Durban “racism” conference? …. atlasshrugs2000)

~ HUGH HEWITT— “On Creating Young Conservatives” by Dr. John Mark Reynolds …. (hughhewitt)

Margaret Thatcher: Free Society Speech (1975)

~ PANSIFIED Germany moves to outlaw paintball. Even fake guns must be banned! …. (vladtepesblog)

~ THE NEW USSR— Imprisoning hostile leftist bloggers?; and “Under this test, Congressman Tom Tancredo could be banned, simply because a bunch of activists have responded violently to his speeches and shut him down. So could David Horowitz, Michelle Malkin, or Ann Coulter (all of whom are regularly targeted by violent demonstrators). Such a policy effectively allows violent activists to set policy, and determine who gets to speak” …. (classicalvalues)

~ THE RAINBOW JACKBOOT— “Polish Catholic University Cancels Conference on Homosexuality After Leftist Paper Accuses Speaker of Homophobia” …. (lifesitenews)

~ AFTER THE FATWA, the free speech wars– As the Rushdie affair shows, if you invite the state to define the boundaries of acceptable speech, it will limit you as well as your opponents …. (fivefeetoffury, spiked)

~ FREE STUFF! — Denyse O’Leary tells about Uncommon Descent’s contest to win FREE STUFF. UPDATE: It’s not free, strictly.. you have to use your brain and think and write and stuff.. hardly in the spirit of all-giving Nanny-state …. (winteryknight)

~ IN THE FUTURE everyone will be a racist for 15 minutes: Institutional Jew Hatred at University of Toronto – It’s Academic …. (

~ ‘NO-GO-ZONES’ BISHOP: “Britain is suffering because we have been too willing to forget what made us who we are, writes Michael Nazir-Ali.” …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ GATES OF VIENNA: State of freedom of speech in Ireland and blasphemy …. (ifp)

~ SO, UMMM…why is this a human rights complaint? Ontario rights panel says feds must hear senator harassment case …. (walker)

~ HRC TYRANNY – What Could It Look Like; HRC Abuse Of Power – A Great Liberal Tradition …. (

~ ANTI-CAPITALISM— Resentment, Envy, Jealousy, And Self-doubt …. (cv)

~ THESE DAYS, “especially with Section 3 remaining in force, it’s far more likely to be the parent who tries to explain in print why he objects to his child receiving curriculum about homosexuality in kindergarten who faces a tribunal, than the teacher giving the course” …. (

~ CLASSICAL VALUES— “In what appears to be another Patriot Act horror story, a 16 year old North Carolina boy was arrested by a team of agents, dragged from his home, and is being held incommicado for two months now” …. (classicalvalues)

~ CENSORSHIP HIM! “You right wing conservatives just can take a little truth and when a socialist fights back scream: “censorship him”. It already happens hear at SDA, trust me.” …. (sda)

Why Western Civilization is in Good Hands

~ SILENCE! “Check out Rep. Linda Sanchez’s defense of her extremely broad proposal to criminalize “severe, repeated, and hostile” speech intended to cause “substantial emotional distress.” Sure enough, here’s the opening sentence of the paragraph in which she tries to explain why this is constitutional”; and “Rep. Linda Sanchez Defends Proposed Outlawing of Using Blogs, the Web, Etc. To Cause Substantial Emotional Distress Through “Severe, Repeated, and Hostile” Speech” …. (

Obersturmführer Sanchez (D)

~ SHAIDLE— Right Wing Radio Week in Review: May 4 – 8 …. (rightwingnews)

~ FRIDAY NIGHT FUNNY: Ann Coulter on The View, Ezra Levant meets HRC censor …. (winteryknight)

~ HMMM… ‘MAGINE THAT: “Who would have thunk it, that a highly respected judge might have to spend a whole week pondering about the admissibility of ‘hearsay’ in his courtroom – in a country where ‘hearsay’ is specifically banned from use in any judicial proceedings – with the ’special’ exemption only for the ‘Human Rights’ Commissions!” …. (xanthippa)

~ PONDERING— “World Without Transcendence – Background”, by Gerry Hunter; Shame on Me …. (lfbtl)

~ CLAUDIA ROSETT— Worried About “Human Rights” in the USA? …. (claudiarosett)

~ A SPANKING FOR the Renaissance-Man– “I recall that when Michael Ignatieff got elected in Canada for the first time, and not that long ago, both CTV and CBC reporters were beside themselves with glee” …. (

~ AN UGLY CHAPTER in Yahoo!’s history revisited: New bill stops Internet giants from aiding government crack down on free speech …. (worldnetdaily)

~ BONNIE ERBE, writing at U.S. News & World Report, thinks abortion is a good response to the recession …. (reformedpastor)

~ INDIGNITY AND EVIL— Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse; One Consequence of Coup de Culture is Death/Sex Decadence …. (prowomanprolife, wesleyjsmith)

~ TURN TO THE LEFT— “Although Bill 44 enshrines homosexuality into Alberta’s human rights code, it also grants power to parents and legal guardians to pull children from classes when subject matter deals explicitly with religion, sexuality or sexual orientation” …. (

~ KATE @ SDA— So, On We Go…. “I ain’t the heavy, it’s my brother…” …. (sda)

~ NARCISSIST IN CHIEF— Experts explain what makes Barack Obama tick …. (wnd)

~ SINKING IN THE EAST— As the Totalitarians Set Up Shop… The lights go out in England …. (

~ VIRGINIA Threat Assessment 2009 – Everyone’s a Threat? …. (creepingsharia)

~ WHAT SWINE FLU REVEALS about the culture of fear– Essay: As health officials tell us ‘all of humanity is under threat’, Frank Furedi provides a guide to today’s various species of scaremonger …. (

British Home Secretary Savages Free Speech

~ FREE SPEECH in Europe, by Roger Scruton — It is at risk, especially for critics of radical Islam …. (

~ WHO IS MORE responsible for the mass murders of history? Christians or atheists? …. (winteryknight)

~ BACK IN THE USSA— “Suspect detained over ‘extremist’ bumper sticker. ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ puts driver in ‘watch’ category in DHS report”.. get your forbidden sticker of evil today, via this site! …. (wnd, stickergiant)

~ DISCOVERING THE OBVIOUS— Donald Douglas: “The truth is that leftists don’t care about the advancement of minorities, they care about the advancement of their own power.” …. (proteinwisdom)

“End the HRCs” – Randy Hillier

~ BOLLOCKS! to vulgarity: Dalrymple seeks to identify the unique characteristics of modern vulgarity, and explain its ubiquity, in this month’s New Criterion …. (blog.skepticaldoctor)

~ WESLEY J. SMITH— Daschle’s Dishonesty by Omission in the Great Health Care Debate …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ THE SKOOLS— University of Chicago Censors Student’s Facebook Photo Album; Speech Code of the Month: Middlebury College …. (

~ PATRIOT ACT Hysteria — A Trip Down Memory Lane …. (

~ BESTSELLER: The work of generations, by Andrew C McCarthy– On Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, by Mark R. Levin …. (newcriterion)

~ DULY NOTED: The Moral Rehabilitation of Tyranny …. (brusselsjournal)

~ VOLOKH WONDERS— When and Why did the Federation Turn Socialist? – A Question I Hope Will be Answered in the New Star Trek Movie …. (

~ MEDICAL FREEDOMS: Washington State Assisted Suicide Non Cooperation Campaign Still Strong …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ PEDAGOGY of the Oppressor– Another reason why U.S. ed schools are so awful: the ongoing influence of Brazilian Marxist Paulo Freire …. (

~ DEFENDING TRAITORS— “Apparently, Michael Moynihan and I beat up on Brad DeLong so badly for his lame attempt to defend I.F. Stone’s soviet espionage, he’s issued this snipe that ignores our arguments and completely moves the goal posts” …. (NROTC)

~ COMMENTARY ON ALL The “tolerant” haters of Miss California …. (

~ NEVILLE— “Made Easy! How to defraud an incurious public and manipulate the harsh facts of reality with political correctness Pt 1.” …. (

~ WINTERY K-NIGGIT: Contrasting the moral values of an authentic Christian with an authentic Darwinist …. (winteryknight)

~ THE CHINESE CULL: ”There are cruel side effects to the one-child policy. There are also cruel side effects to our abortion-friendly policies here in Canada, but that’s the whole point of this blog” …. (prowomanprolife)

~ TOLERANT— Westminster Catholic gay activists back conference comparing Pope Benedict to Fred (‘God hates fags’) Phelps …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ MOOSE & SQUIRREL— ”Journalists: our moral and intellectual superiors!”– Wikipedia hoax shames major publishers …. (

~ SCARAMOUCHE— My question: does PETA know about this guy”? …. (scaramouche)

~ THE EMG BLOG: tolerance, n. — Fluffy euphemism for nihilism …. (

~ ALLEGATIONS— Third Immigrant Accuses Liberal MP Dhalla Of Abuse …. (

~ RADIO BLAH BLAH: “As Brass Balls listeners may have heard, we’re now on Radio for Conservatives every Monday morning at 9 EST, with Mike and I in the chat room interacting with you” …. (girlontheright)

~ AFTER 400 YEARS and hosts of maimed-for-life victims, health and safety bans stepladders from historic Oxford library… but nobody can reach the books …. (dailymail)

~ ALAN KEYES and over 20 other anti-abortion activists arrested at Notre Dame …. (shotgun)

~ PAUL TUNS— Is buying sex wrong? …. (

~ GOODBYE, COLUMBUS— “How are things elsewhere in the academy? Well, last month the faculty at Brown University voted to rename Columbus Day “Fall Weekend.”” …. (newcriterion)

~ THE LYING KING: “Read this excellent analysis of a New York Times story about Newtok, Alaska, and you will see the NYT piece is either propaganda for green alarmists, or lies” …. (dailybayonet)

~ THOMAS SOWELL— “Empathy” Versus Law …. (

~ TALK RADIO HOST Michael Savage Banned from UK: But Philip Nitschke Allowed In for the Magical Suicide Tour; Britain bans Savage, welcomes Che’s daughter— Exclusive: Humberto Fontova notes ‘hate speech’ of island killer doesn’t merit sanction …. (wesleyjsmith, wnd)

~ MIKE ADAMS— Liberty and Tyranny; and Part 2 …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ IRISH SOCIALIZED MEDICINE Shortchanges the Terminally Ill …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ THAT’S GOTTA HURT: “David Thompson rips the space-time continuum a new one and pushes Jeff Greenwald in” …. (proteinwisdom)

~ DOOMWATCH— Your Worst Fears Realized: Zombie apocalypse? …. (reformedpastor)

~ POXY FASHION— Diseased neckties proving both comical, educational. Digital images of H1N1 virus turn swine-flu fears into fashion statement …. (WND)

Jim Carrey: Environmental Guy



“Barack Obama’s lawless conduct in connection with the Chrysler bankruptcy is sending shock waves through the business community… Obama has tried to bully those who have not bought his favor…into giving up their legal rights by threatening to use the powers of the White House to damage their businesses. This sort of lawlessness is common in some of the more corrupt Third World countries, but it is brand new to the United States.”

~ Scipio ~

~ UNSPEAKABLE— His Bully Pulpit: “Apparently the President of the United State and his staff, who represent all Americans regardless for whom they voted, threatened to sic the White House press corps on recalcitrant debt holders of the now bankrupt Chrysler Corporation unless they signed onto the deal turning over the remains of the company to the UAW and Fiat” …. (

~ THE O’S FIRST JOB after college? With aging schemer Henry Kissinger. That’s mighty high starting for such a small fish.. or was he being groomed for higher things? …. (wiki)

Kissinger calls on Obama to create a New World Order

~ $$$$$$$! Destruction of America Alert: Massive Cash Cow En Route to ACORN …. (

LOOK AT ME! Intensely Self-Amused

~ THE AMAZING Obama discovers fiscal restraint, slashes budget 1/2 of 1% …. (rogerkimball)

MOCKING HIMSELF– By Contrast: Intensely Amusing

~ THE WAGES OF Moral Equivalence, by Victor Davis Hanson: “The Obama outreach to Syria, the video sent to Iran, the failed Freeman appointment, the $1 billion to Hamas, the anti-Israeli figures in Obama’s past (cf. the Wright outbursts, Khalidi, etc.), and the Al Arabiya interview all point to an “adjustment” in U.S. policy toward Israel — made easier by the victory of the rightist Netanyahu” …. (NROTC)

~ OBAMA ADVISOR ACCUSES Catholic Church of ‘Insulting’ Jesus, Accused Pope of ‘Hurting People in the Name of Jesus’ …. (

~ CONFISCATION? Obama Regime To Take Guns Away From All (Non-“Progressive”) Dissidents? …. (

~ WHAT A HOSER, EH? “She has met the enemy and it is us: Intrepid security honcho (honchess?) Janet Napolitano wastes no time in retripling efforts to safeguard her nation from the terrifying threat to its north”; U.S. begins beefing up Canadian border security …. (scaramouche)

~ GLORIOUS COMRADE BARRY Will Take Care Of My Credit Card Bill! So why did I even bother paying my bill to begin with? …. (

~ MORE BIZARRE BULLYING— 30 Days’ Notice: Feds Give Bank of America, Citi One Month to Change Management?; and “Stress Tests: Feds tell 10 banks to raise $75 billion more” …. (, uppitywoman08)

~ SCIPIO ON SIGNS: “The regime in Washington does the best it can, but it cannot get Americans to hate their guns. Its efforts to brainwash and propagandize have had the opposite effect, proving once again that this regime and its president have no understanding of the traditions of the nation and the nature of her people”; What A Free Man Does …. (thereturnofscipio)

~ A SUGGESTION— Hedge Fund Man for President! …. (

~ ACE OF SPADES— Oh God: Now Obama to Apologize to Germans for Dresden. No word if Merkel to apologize for Coventry, London, Leningrad, Rotterdam, Stalingrad… and all the rest; Obama: Historical Revisionist …. (,

~ PJMEDIA— “That’s the Obama I Knew– Early signs of radicalism in the president’s character should have been heeded” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ THE N00B POTUS ABROAD— “The White House announcement that POTUS will stop in smoggy, beggarly, tyrannized Cairo in June to address the Muslim world on TV reminds me of the tale told on the Egyptian president-for-life Hosni Mubarak and his secret police chief and raconteur Omar Suleiman.” …. (RBO)

~ BULLYING THE GOVERNATOR: Obama threatens to rescind California stimulus money over wage cuts …. (latimes)

~ DIANA WEST WRITES.. “A signal moment has come in President Obama’s administration: Citizens are beginning to speak out about its thuggish, strong-arm and surreal takeover of the US economy. Why? Because, in the bold words of hedge fund manager Clifford S, Asness, the free enterprise system “is not the owned lackey of the oval office to be scolded for disobedience by the president.” …. (dianawest)

~ COMMENTARY— ‘Hate Crimes’ Bill is Full of Swill …. (cnsnews)

~ CONRAD BLACK: The end of the road for GM; a new path for Chrysler …. (nationalpost)

~ D.C. HOUSE ‘Sovereignty Caucus’ Aimed at Koh …. (humanevents)

~ GLENN BECK interviews two members of the ‘ACORN 8′ …. (RBO)

Part Two

~ AN INCONVENIENT NARRATIVE: “How come gas has gone up about 50 cents since January and we don’t hear the media complaining about the little people?” …. (eddriscoll)

~ ACORN Thugs Lavishly Financed With Your Money; Obama Regime Renews Funding For Indicted ACORN …. (rightwingnews,


~ WISDOM FROM Victor Davis Hanson: Extremism did not lose the election for Republicans, and a return to the core values will resonate with Americans. “Why Did Republicans Lose Their Appeal?” …. (victorhanson)

~ PRO-OBAMA NETWORKS Seething Over Obama’s Love of Primetime News Conferences, Quietly Back Fox’s Decision to Deny White House …. (wZ)

~ HOPE? CHANGE? “Obama administration Embarrassing Friday Night News Dump included alerting the Washington Post that the administration will be reinstating military commission trials for captured terrorists” …. (nrotc)

~ FUN WITH OFFLOADING— Obama budget kills all funds to pay states for jailing illegals. = State & Local taxes will increase …. (thehill)

~ THE PROPOSED Obama ‘Hate Crimes’ Bill Unconstitutional …. (

~ GOOD FOR HIM! Andrew McCarthy declines to be window dressing …. (llamabutchers)

~ THE SCIPIO: Those with eyes wide open are not at all surprised by this …. (thereturnofscipio)

~ PRESIDENT Obama Hosts A Dinner For Chrysler’s Creditors; Crony Chryslerism; Our Mafia White House; White House Picks Up the Pitchforks Against “the Speculators” …. (eddriscoll)

~ VICTOR Davis Hanson: How do we explain the split policy personas of Obama? “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. President”; Obama brings to mind those age-old divides in our culture. “Nothing New Under the Sun” …. (victorhanson)

~ JOHN BOLTON wonders why President Obama is allowing a foreign government to prosecute Bush officials? …. (firstthings)

“Everyone should have a chief of staff and a set of personal assistants,” Obama said with a laugh before a group of business executives at a Corporate Voices for Working Families conference Thursday at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.”

~ Michelle Obama, FLOTUS ~

~ UNDER THE BUS FOR YOU! — Why, it’s almost as if one could find a theme emerging with this President …. (proteinwisdom)

~ DOG & MONKEY SHOW: So there’s going to be a Commission on the financial meltdown, and it is stacked 6-4 (unlike the 9/11 Commission which was evenly split …. (eddriscoll)

~ INCLUDING ‘PUBLIC INSURANCE’ in health care reform puts U.S. on fast track to government control …. (canadafreepress)

~ HE TRIED TO WARN US— Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961 …. (

~ SHELL GAMING: “President Obama’s extremely modest budget cuts amount to $17 billion. The Wall Street Journal chips away at that number, though, noting that these cuts are offset by new spending items” …. (NROTC)

~ AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY SURRENDERED? Exclusive: Henry Lamb warns of global treaties Obama administration wants Senate to approve …. (worldnetdaily)

~ 69 MILLION Americans Elected this Man as President? …. (CFP)


~ KOH VS. OBAMA Administration on Military Commissions …. (

~ GOD AND OBAMA at Notre Dame: The clash between Catholic culture and Catholic college, by Joseph Bottum …. (weeklystandard)

~ THE PRESIDENT Who Hates His Country …. (canadafreepress)

~ MAFIA-STYLE PREZ Pays Back His SEIU Muscle, Puts the Screws to Calif: “Obama continues the slash and burn approach to economy and the “balance of power” that keeps this ship on its constitutional course”; The Madman Theory of the Presidency …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ THE CORRUPTION— Jonah Goldberg on the Barack Obama administration …. (

~ OFFICIAL THREATENS bank over Obama suit-maker– Illinois treasurer warns Wells Fargo state money will be withdrawn if firm liquidated …. (wnd)

~ STRIKING a Soft Bargain– “One of the sacrifices the UAW made in the upcoming sale of Chrysler Corporation is “retirees are losing their entitlement to erectile dysfunction medicine.” …. (

~ JUST TRUST HIM: “Although President Obama has vowed that citizens will be able to track “every dime” of the $787 billion stimulus bill, a government website dedicated to the spending won’t have details on contracts and grants until October and may not be complete until next spring — halfway through the program, administration officials said” …. (corner.nationalreview)

~ SO HOW’D THE Obama Contentless Prime Timers Go For The Networks? …. (stoptheaclu)

~ TNOYF— ‘Senator, have you ever seen a man drive a pencil into his own eye?’ …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE NATIONAL Day of Prayer; America = Isra-El: “President Obama will not be participating, and that’s certainly his right, but it surely does seem to me that with the nation facing one crisis after another – banking, auto, swine-flu, drought, war – a little prayer might do us good” …. (firstthings)

~ HISTORY BUFF Obama flunks World War II knowledge test– Critical historians catalog president’s elastic approach to the facts …. (WND)

~ AS USUAL & YET AGAIN.. Obama breaks transparency pledge with unions …. (speroforum)

~ YOUR TAXES AT WORK: The $357,012 Air Force One Photo …. (americandigest)

Live?... Or Memorex

~ VICTIMS FROM Canada and Britain warn of the promise of Obamacare; Two good items on L’Osservatore Romano and Obama …. (corner.nationalreview)

~ ACORNIANISM— Much has been happening in the wacky world of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now in recent days; Consigliere Conyers Kills ACORN Probe …. (spectator)


~ WHITE HOUSE Aid Meets Obama’s Bus …. (stoptheaclu)

~ HOUSE SPEAKER FOR LIFE “Nancy Pelosi is outraged by torture. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fulminates against the Bush Administration. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she knew nothing about the Bush administration’s use of torture. House Speak Nancy Pelosi is … well, not telling the truth!” …. (spectator)

~ ER, RIGHT— “On being in the same category as Obama, Whoopi Goldberg quipped, “What does Michelle Obama think about being in the same category as Whoopi Goldberg? That’s the real question.” …. (firstthings)

~ THE OBAMA Doctrine: The Castrated States of America …. (proudtobecanadian)


~ THE HELPFUL PJTV Shows the White House How to Save Taxpayers $350,000, and several truck-loads of adult diapers …. (pajamasmedia)

~ OBFUSCATION: Murtech’s Website …. (

~ THUGS & POWER— “Government oversight of unions is the only area where the Obama administration favors budget cuts and less regulation” …. ()

~ THE GRAND INQUISITOR— Did Nancy Pelosi know? …. (richardfernandez)

~ ANCHORESS— “So, there is a fun game for a rainy day. Read all the good news in 2009 and compare it to the terrible news of 2005!” …. (theanchoress)

~ OBAMISTAN? The future is California …. (

~ TAKE ‘EM ALONG for the Ride, Senator– “Legacy crook Senator Christopher Dodd, apparently under the illusion he still stands a chance of re-election, yesterday in Connecticut took part in a slow-pitch softball game disguised as a public Q & A session” …. (

~ THE WHITE HOUSE released a copy of a memorandum summarizing the review of the April 27, 2009 VC-25 flight over New York City …. (richardfernandez)

~ COMPASSIONATE— Obama to Cut Slain Officer’s Benefits in Half …. (stoptheaclu)


~ AND.. UH.. THE.. “The Obama Lexicon”– “It’s like reading Animal Farm, except all the cute farm animals have been replaced by oily, Viagra-engorged middle-aged power brokers in Yuppie suits who invariably mutter the bankrupt leftist platitudes they’ve filtered through Alinsky” …. (proteinwisdom)

~ ODDLY ENOUGH, “Obama has lived for 48 years without leaving any footprints — none! There is no Obama documentation — no bona fides — no paper trail — nothing”; Executive Order 13489. Obama bans access to his records the first day in office with this executive order …. (

“Original, vault copy birth certificate — Not released.. Certification of Live Birth — Forgery Released.. Counterfeit Obama/Dunham marriage license — Not released.. Obama/Dunham divorce — Released (by independent investigators).. Soetoro/Dunham marriage license — Not released.. Soetoro adoption records — Not released.. Soetoro/Dunham divorce — Released (by independent investigators).. Fransiskus Assisi School School application — Released (by independent investigators).. Punahou School records — Not released.. Selective Service Registration — Released — Counterfeit.. Occidental College records — Not released.. Passport — Not released and records scrubbed clean by Obama’s terrorism and intelligence adviser.. Columbia College records — Not released.. Columbia thesis — Not released.. Harvard College records — Not released.. Harvard Law Review articles — None.. Baptism certificate — None.. Medical records — Not released.. Illinois State Senate records — None.. Illinois State Senate schedule — Lost.. Law practice client list — Not released.. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None….”

~ ~

~ BENNY AVNI, writing in the NY Post describes a disaster in the offing in Lebanon as the Obama administration sends the signal — so decisive in Lebanese survival politics — about which way the international winds are blowing …. (richardfernandez)

~ PAGING DAN BROWN: Did a member of the Illuminati get a job at the Vatican newspaper as a pro-Obama editorial writer? …. (spectator)

~ ALASKAN HILLBILLY ALERT! Obama Administration Agrees With Sarah Palin on Polar Bears …. (


~ THE OBAMA MAGIC— Secret U.S.-Israel nuclear accord in jeopardy …. (proteinwisdom)

~ DEMOCRAPTASTIC! Most Liberal States Are Least Free …. (mypetjawa)

~ WHO NEEDS EXPERTS, ANYWAY? Obama Administration Should Defer to Israel’s Expertise …. (pajamasmedia)Obamaasspock

~ NOBLESSE OBLIGE? The One Wants His OWN Star Trek Showing; Newsweek Compares Bush Era as Star Wars to Obama’s as Star Trek …. (stoptheaclu)

~ THE MESSIAH— come, let us bend the knee unto him! “Comedians won’t make jokes and now the partisan organization “Doctors for Obama” have changed their name to reflect The One’s new status and get in on the ground floor of rationed healthcare” …. (proteinwisdom)

~ HOW STUNG have the Obamas and the Nutroots been about Dijongate? …. (

~ HELPING OBAMA: Understanding Pakistan …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ PEOPLE’S CUBE: Janet declares puts right wing extremists on notice! …. (thepeoplescube)




~ POPE BENEDICT Lectures Jordanian Muslims on Need for Religious Freedom; Vatican Al-Qaeda Calls on its Members to Assassinate Muslim Leaders Pope Benedict …. (wz)

I am the Eggman goo goo’s the Jews

~ CANADA— 2006 Honour killing justified “because he was provoked”; Chesler Chronicles » Brother on Trial for Killing Sister in Ottawa: Guess Where He’s Originally From …. (novascotiascott,

~ WRITES SALIM MANSOUR— Pakistan is basically a Taliban state …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ WHEN SHARIA COMES…. “Child Services Refuses to Investigate Child Abuse, Sexual Abuses Beatings in Shariah Class at the Al Farooq Mosque in Nashville. Back on April 9th, I exposed the first-hand undercover investigation that was done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What had been exposed was unthinkable” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ DIANA WEST— “What Does ‘Freedom’ of the Press Mean to the OIC”? …. (dianawest)

~ CAROLINE GLICK— Obama’s green light to attack Iran: “Israel’s relations with the US during Obama’s tenure in office will be unpleasant and difficult, and the damage that Israel will cause to that relationship by preventing Iran from acquiring the means to destroy it will be negligible” …. (carolineglick)

~ PUBLICITY HUNGRY Muslim chef sues Britain’s largest police force, claiming religious discrimination because he was expected to cook bacon and pork sausages …. (vladtepesblog)

~ JUDEN RAUS! Germany Rules Police Seizure of Israeli Flags During Anti-Joooo Protest Legal …. (wz)

~ GOOD NEWS: Terrorists Attempted 515 Attacks in EU Last Year! …. (mypetjawa)

~ LIFE IN CRAPISTAN— Pill Popping Addiction In Gaza Is The Evil Zionist Juice Fault …. (mypetjawa)

~ CANADA APPEALS court decision to repatriate Omar Khadr …. (vladtepesblog)

~ FUN WITH ISRAEL-HATE: Another rancid dropping from the British camel corps, says Melanie Phillips …. ()

~ GEERT WILDERS Rips Dutch Ambassador to Indonesia for Defending Islam Instead of Oppressed Christians …. (wz)

~ GREAT BRITAIN— Muslim Safety Forum among groups that have recommended the scaling down of Met stop and search powers …. (socialcohesion)

~ THINK THE U.S. is prepared for the possiblily of an incoming Iranian or Taliban nuke?: Think again …. (scaramouche)

~ UPPITY BIATCHES THROW THEIR WEIGHT AROUND— UK: Queen’s Medal of Honor Scrapped…Because it’s too Christian for Muslims …. (wz)

~ IT’S 1938 ALL OVER AGAIN… Nazi tactics: “Germany Goes After Pro-Israel Blogger– Old habits die hard, huh? They should be ashamed of themselves. Germany no less” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ DELIGHTFUL Hate preacher Abu Izzadeen granted early release from prison …. (socialcohesion)

~ THE IDIOT Obama’s Dangerous Game with Israel …. (

~ IS THERE ANYTHING THEY CAN’T DO? Saudi Intellectual States That Western Civilization Has Liberated Mankind …. (

~ TOP IRANIAN Ayatollah: “Americans are not Human Beings”.. you know, even the Muslim ones. By the way, did you know Islam invented philosophers? …. (wz)

~ FUN WITH DER JUDEN— Why do they hate us?: A writer in The Australian tries to account for Israel’s er, unpopularity among leftists and Muslims …. (scaramouche)

~ THE HATE-FILLED UK: Poll Finds 2 in 3 Brits Don’t Think Muslims are Loyal. In other news, “Only 1 in 10 Muslims Feel Integrated Into British Society“.. must be that whole “infidels suck” thing, along with the political correctness thing …. (weaselzippers)

~ SIGCARLFRED: “the Israel I know bears no relation to the Israel I see in most of the Western media.’” …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ EXCITING PAKISTAN: Centuries old Shrine Blown up by the Taliban …. (Wz)

~ GEORGE JONAS: Israel needs compromise in a world of extremes …. (nationalpost)

~ SCENIC SOMALIA: Kenyan Pastor Beaten, Threatened With Death Unless he Renounced Christianity …. (weaselzippers)

~ ENJOY THE CHEESE, YA HEAR! GITMO Detainee To Start New Life In Fwance …. (mypetjawa)


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