~ FIRST-TIMER-ITIS— When a shiny new divinity student gets into a parish on their own, look out. Even if they have sensible views (not at all likely, given the soft-Marxist tilt of many training schools for clergy), it’s the good intentions and impatience that trips them up. I’ve been there myself, and subjected poor parishioners to my amazing wisdom and shiny learning and novel ideas for improving their backwards ways. Oh dear.
When you look at a leader like Winston Churchill, he’d been leading and doing real things and handling very serious responsibilities for years. Of course he made mistakes of various sorts, but not from inexperience, or n00b-itis. He’d been military, Head of the navy, politician, and so much more in th years before he became Prime Minister of Great Britain and her remaining Empire. A very, very full CV indeed– and he came from a long line of famous and impressive people.
That’s usually why we don’t elect people with little experience or real-world accomplishment, testing, and proof of skill and character. Sometimes there are genuine surprises– but even with a youngster like Alexander of Macedon, he had rough Macedonian war and politics as his playground, war as his college, Aristotle for a teacher, and his mighty father, General and King Phillip, conqueror of Greece. Or again, Jack Kennedy was only young-ish, with wartime experience, and a strong political family and experience behind him.
Paddling In A Puddle
What, exactly, had Obama done before becoming president? Got a couple degrees. Got a pile of radical friends & mentors & groomers. Got an ambitious wife. Got in ith the Chicago Democratic mafia machine, got on a spending-spree radical education program that did very little, helped ACORN extort questionable mortgages from banks. Got into the Senate, where he was notable for nothing. Got to be president. Not much of a CV. Not much practical accountable experience– like in a long-time senate or congress or governor’s position. Very little seasoning with reality, due process, political balance, common sense, maturity in leadership, loving to the sheep he’s supposed to be leading.
Like a first-time minister with a new church, Mr. Obama imagines he’s very smarter than anybody else, knows best, is full of piss and vinegar, and wants to pave everything in sight with his notions. If only people and opponents and all that old law and stuff would get out of his way, he’d really get stuff done. Except: people, countries, long-tended institutions are rather more like a garden or a park– it’s takes tending, patience, wisdom, understanding the weather, plants, nutrients, trimming, and seasons. Hurricane Barack or a stiff dose of paving will make it all neat and orderly, but rather less of a lawn or park or flower garden. More like a parade-ground for troops.
Barack Obama (R)?
Aside from his ideology– even if Barack Obama were a moderate Republican President, sand I thought he was more sensible, politically– I’m very much afraid that his performance and CV would still leave him a very shallow, imprudent, incautious leader, leaping in where fools and angels both would entirely fear to tread, and prone to blow whichever way the latest winds struck him, or the latest advice or complaints left him. Charm, lies, covering up, shifting positions, soft criminality, crushing opponents, going lawless– it won’t do.
That’s why we need to elect people with some depth, experience, and proven quality: they may be contaminated by the system, and yet they may also have the formed character that allows them to lead a great nation, and the free world.
Soros and Pelosi and McCain and all the others behind this guy owe us all an apology. On the other hand, America now sees– too clearly to be mistaken– just what the alternative to democracy and capitalism really are. No soft-pedalled half-measures like the Clintons proposed: this is the full socialist fever-madness, with bells and whistles and trillions in play on the gambling table.
America: It’s Yours To Lose. ~
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The Hollow POTUS
– ITEM: “New Life in Christ: What it Looks Like, What it Demands“
– ITEM: Jesus Supports “Hate Crime” Legislation?
~ THAT IMAGINARY JESUS: You know, sandalled laissez-faire hippy, follow your happiness, don’t judge, man, you’ll totally harsh someone’s mellow. Never said a word about gays or polygamy or fornication and stuff– whatever consensual jiggery-pokery that makes you happy.
Except– that’s not the Jesus who actually existed, and said things. He spoke to the Jewish liberals of his day– who allowed divorce and had thousands of rules excusing or explaining away bestiality, sodomy, paedophilia, divorce, adultery– all of which passed for ‘normal’ in the surrounding Graeco-Roman culture of the time.
His teaching was simple: married man and woman (according to God’s will and purpose, cleave together, be fruitful & multiply), or zilch. It was for the hardness of men’s hearts that Moses allowed divorce, said Christ, and the only allowable grounds for divorce was unfaithfulness in your husband or wife. Those who try and put pan-sexuality into his teaching must grapple with the simple fact that faithful Jews of his day were socially conservative, and committed to monogamy as the divinely sanctioned pattern for human life, reproduction, and holiness.
Despite the pan-sexual culture all around, Jesus never winked, or said “As you like it.” So we squirm and say “man of his time” or “patriarchal sexist” or “homophobe”. Whatever. People said a lot of things about him, and wished he were other than we claimed to be and was. So the 19th century say gentle Jesus, meek and mild; the Christ-Marxists made a Che-Jesus; the religious feminists a sensitive new age pro-abort Jesus… and now, for the thought-crime-y 21st Century, we even have Hate-Crimes Jesus! Someone who can be everything, can also be nothing, too.
What’s astonishing is the naiveté of such a position– that some aspects of life or self or truth are not always pleasant and amenable to our prejudices and pet theories. Really? Just imagine. Then we bend everything to fit the theory– people, truth, the facts, history, whatever. That’s how ideology works: if Germans are the Master Race, therefore… and so all the rest follows from the original lie, half-truth, or original assertion.
We all want to know right and wrong, and imagine– however out there or rebellious we are, that the right is on our side. That’s basic human nature: self-justification– particularly when it comes to money, sex, and power.
The God-man Jesus comes to give real justice, real and eternal make-right, and that is comes when God remakes us in his image, not when we try to make ourselves an idol, and recreate him in our own bent image.
Obama: Muslim? Christian? Glorious Leader? Saviour? ~
– ITEM: Putting principles first?
– ITEM: Thousands of youths training as Obama’s “Civilian National Security Force“
~ THE SOUND OF SILENCE: Want to know what The Omessiah is up to? Keep track of the quiet policies, the under-the-radar not-widely-reported stuff that the Alinsky Administration considers necessary to cementing the next American Revolution so it can’t ever be reversed.
It’s all there in the radical politics of Alinsky, Dohrn, Ayers, and all the rest. Economic centralization; restrictions on political discourse and free speech, in the name of unity; cadres of useful idiots home and abroad; a paramilitary force accountable only to the leadership; hatred of serious organized religion & clergy & professors thereof; the Big Lie and supporting cast of little lies; the suspension or sidelining of due process, regular law, and constitutional practice; a messianic leadership cult; a constant sense of crisis and conflict against internal and external enemies; fear of the authorities, and the full weight of the government against dissident or designated individuals or companies or groups.
However, America– unlike European Monarchies, or oriental empires– does not have a strong royal or subordinationist tradition. Political Correctness has created a kind of superficial intellectual unity amongst some of the elite and chattering classes– but it is a negative unity, not a fulsome positive unity. It’s not Ubermensch or the New Soviet Humanity, but intellectually thin group-think that encourages individual cowardice, and corporate courage. A thousand weak reeds make a mighty trunk. There’s not much There™ there, since it’s a war on the West and against reality.
Like all past ultimate utopian Isms, Obamunism is doomed– the question is, how much damage, how many dead, how much good will and capital and energy squandered between here and there?
Years? Decades? Also: how long will it take for the various chunks of political and cultural opposition to coalesce and provide a reasonable and serious alternative, and not various flavours of Obama-Lite?
We know what he’s quietly up to– watch for it, shout it loudly from the rooftops, and keep fighting. Tyrants hate truth, daylight, and courage. ~
Science Vs. Materialism
– ITEM: “Theistic evolutionists”: What they can expect after they have surrendered
– ITEM: Intellectual freedom: The freedom to raise one’s hand
~ AS I’VE SAID BEFORE, I’m no trained scientist, but rather an amateur (in the best sense), and not ignorant of the philosophy of science and the history of that.
I’m in a hearty dislike of scientific materialism and the pretence that any other theory (say, Intelligent Design) is phony science, or actually ‘creationism’. That’s snobbery, and intellectual dishonesty.
Those who treat science as their religion turn out to be far from objective, rational, or fair-minded to criticism; they claim you can’t truly be Christian and scientifically-minded; they often regurgitate a cartoonish account of Galileo Vs. The Vatican as proof that science and faith are eternal enemies, and only stupid or superstitious folk take the side of religion.
Pure bilge-water. I’ve detailed the list of Christian/ scientists past and present; made mention that scientific materialism itself is a theory, one account of the facts; and that philosophically (the dirty secret), modern scientific atheism depends on a long list of metaphysical and theological assumptions which themselves are not amenable to experimentation and proof. Such as? The universe is knowable; that human reason and the senses may know it; that nature appears to have a knowable order and predictability; that the predictability of experiments allows for knowable facts, more theories, or even some kinds of proof… and on it goes.
Faith has its reasons and proofs– that they are not always the same as the very narrow and blinding scope of scientific materialism is no more surprising than that we don’t test our love for our family or friends with a microscope, or x-rays, or nanometric measurements. The claims of rational faith are rather more like the metaphysical foudnations of any claim to scientific knowledge: they come before the lower sciences. That’s why theology was once called the Queen of the Sciences: not because (as some later Christians wrongly asserted) that science should be constrained in theory and discovery by pleasing ideas like the harmony of the spheres, or the perfection of heavenly bodies, or heliocentrism versus earth-centric solar system theories. That was an error: elaborate neat theories.
So I have much sympathy for those anti-Darwinists who are under intellectual, personal, and even professional attack for question current orthodoxy– even if sympathetic to the aims of science and evolution itself. It smacks of inquisitionism; political correctness; the attack on free speech in the name of human rights; rank unscientific bigotry and– dare we say– an uncritical faith in a series of theories.
Phony science– or science and medicine press-ganged into the service of ideology– has been the bane of the last 100 years adn more: eugenics; racist racial theory; abortion & euthanasia; sex-selective and restricted birth; population panics; even Swine Flu pandemical panics. ~
– ITEM: RIGHT GIRL: Dear Catholics
~ THE NOTRE DAME FLAP over Obama speaking at the commencement seems a little too much of closing the barn door after the horses, cows, cats and barn-swallows have all escaped. Notre
Dame is Catholic in name only; her current president may be a priest in said church, but he’s obviously a politician and pro-death guy first, what with his background; many ‘Catholic’ universities were the primary targets of the 1960s soft-fascist assault on the institutions, since thinking serious Christians are very dangerous to the revolution; and if you’re serious about his point in the culture-wars, most such religious centres of learning were thoroughly corrupted a generation or more ago– inviting Obama and covering up religious symbols and all that is perhaps a bit of self-indulgent too-latery.
The chaps and chicks over at the Get Religion website have very thoughtfully covered this and the larger topics and questions for years, now. While I may not entirely agree with Right Girl’s heat and notion on this topic, I do heartily agree that caterwauling now in order to leave the serious underlying and widespread rot neglected later is mere partisan posturing, and not particularly holy.
Next time, vote for a non-evil candidate, and fix your Catholic and other religious colleges now, for out of them comes the soft-Marxist sewage that passes for modern liberal religion, the death of authentic faith and practice everywhere. ~
~ IT’S LIKE WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS: I’m a big fan of the Total War computer game franchise, not least for all the free modding the game-geeks put out there, which can range from prettification all the way up to entirely new versions of the games. Right now, I’m bursting at the seams awaiting (for Rome: Total War) Roma Surrectum II, Terrae Expugnandae, & Paeninsula Italica; and for later eras, a couple of new high-detail Byzantine Empire remakes: Basileia ton Romaion, and East of Rome.
These games have the high-level strategic thing, and then the ground-level warrior’s-eye view battle in which you are the general, and everything depends on timing, reserves, and the resolve and experience of your various troops. As a history-nerd in part, it puts you there at famous battles, redoing the Punic War, or taking the side of the barbarians versus the legions. It’s an amazingly flexible game-system, and the nerdy generosity of redoing things in terms of game-mechanics, historical accuracy, scenery, and all the details is inspiring.
I think this is the kind of maturity we all need: to be childlike and alive and fun, without being childish, infantilized, and tiresome. ~
Feel The Hate
When will our vigilant Offended Feelings Cops crack down on this sort of mocking of the biologically challenged? WHO da cute baby? Yes you ARE! ~
Props To The Ed
~ TERRIBLY, TERRIBLY WRONG! Ed Driscoll recently wrote of a link that it was: “Found via Free Canuckistan, in-between the 7,323,927* links found so far this year by the Binkmeister.” That’s actually a round 10 000 000, Ed, for 2009. Anyhow, thanks to Teh Ed for his kind linkery and words. Go bookmark his site, and enjoy great commentary, cool vids, and all sorts of other smart-alecky geek-stuff I wish I could or knew how to do. Edwardus Maximus! ~
~ TUNE IN! — Wendy wanted to do something spectacular to celebrate the podcast’s first anniversary, so she did something most of us wouldn’t have the, well, brass balls to do: She asked Mark Steyn if he would guest host her anniversary podcast …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ STEYN ON AMERICA: TORTURED EXPLANATIONS– What does Nancy Pelosi really believe? …. (ocregister)
~ DICK CHENEY IS CARRIE PREJEAN— THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW: You know it makes sense …. (hughhewitt)
~ STEYN AUDIO— PJM Political 05/16/09: Visit Caracas On The Potomac, And Canuckistan Up North …. (pajamasmedia)
~ SCARAMOUCHE: “Making much of a phantom menace: Ever committed to its agenda of perfecting society, the Toronto Star informed readers yesterday that, according to a new report, Toronto is—wait for it—very, very, “racist” …. (scaramouche)
~ THE NIGHT Mark Steyn was ‘sexually assaulted’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ YOU CAN WIN A Signed Copy of America Alone! At The Politic: Submit your suggestions for the top ten un-conservative things the Conservative Party of Canada has done since their election in 2006 …. (SDA)
The Juden, Ezra
~ STINKING GREEDY JUDEN WATCH— Ezra Levant: see, it isn’t racism when a totalitarian leftist does it!; Update: stuffing a Jew’s mouth with money isn’t anti-Semitic …. (5FOF, EZ)
~ NOTES THE EZ: Khaled Abu Toameh speaking in Vancouver next Saturday …. (ezralevant)
~ HEIL SPODE! The Canadian Nazi Party — a party of one …. (ezralevant)
~ SPRINGTIME for Bernie – Ezra wallops the CJC …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ RIGHT GIRL— “There’s more to Ezra Levant than just Shakedown” …. (girlontheright)
~ TODAY’S Levant Jaunt: Links Levantian …. (walker)
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~ ALLEGED IGGIFIED Liberals Ban Anti-Islamofascism Reformer Muslim Tarek Fatah; Not Muslim enough: Long-term Liberal denied meeting with Liberals; Chasing a Mirage: Tarek Fatah discovers his inner Metis …. (sentinel.blog, dustmybroom.com)
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Laureen Harper and me at 24 Sussex; Upcoming lecture to put on your calendar; The tide is changing; What can a celibate priest counsel on sex?; Mitchell Raphael`s pictures from the Shakedown event last week; Want to contact me or buy a signed copy of my book? …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ BRASS BALLS Radio: 1st Anniversary Edition– Donate your $12 to keep Brass Balls Radio on the air for another 12 great months! …. (girlontheright)
~ SHAIDLISM— Right Wing Radio Week in Review: May 11 -15; How Twitter is like the longest first date ever; $5 Twitter Trick — good guide to apps and tips for Twitter beginners (review) …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ THE BIG PICTURE: World Without Transcendence — Measuring Up, by Gerry Hunter …. (lfbtl)
~ LESBIAN HILLBILLY Susan G. Cole provides us the Rosetta Stone to the leftist mind …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ BLARING CATBOX— Poisonous Pearl Eiadis in the news …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ DR. TORY— There is no room for further partisan squabbling on this file. No political party ought to use the Tamils as a constituency for its political benefit — whether as targets or allies; and “Wente makes an interesting point. The money from the Tamil diaspora almost certainly prolonged the hostilities in Sri Lanka” …. (torydrroy.blog)
~ YOUR ONTARIO LIBERAL government: Upholding the illiberal practices of the OHRC …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ JUSTIN Trottier: Why we must teach religion in schools by Yoni Goldstein …. (nationalpost)
~ INDEED! — West: “We shall not be as Constantinople and the Byzantines”…. (creepingsharia)
~ VOLTAIRE wouldn’t like this one bit …. (girlontheright)
~ APRIL 3RD TAMIL SUPPORT CONFERENCE – Barbara Hall, Jack Layton , Bob Rae in the same room… Rats! Justin Trudeau is only giving a video address at a Tamil support conference, call off the Asteroid! …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ FREETHINKING WATCH— “Theistic evolutionists”: What they can expect after they have surrendered …. (darwinist.blog)
~ ZOMBIE DOC WATCH— “Last year, Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons came close to implementing a policy that would have made it “unethical” for doctors to decline, as a matter of conscience, to perform controversial medical procedures on otherwise healthy patients” …. (socon.ca)
~ THOUGHT CRIMINAL PROF: “Has the university become intolerant and close-minded?” …. (winteryknight)
~ LOS ANGELES Democrat Introduces Bill For Imprisoning Hostile Bloggers; Defends Bill To Sycophantic Press! …. (wired.com)
~ TERRORIST sympathizers arrested for waving flag …. (rjjago)
~ BACK IN THE USSA— “Rep. Linda Sanchez’s cyberbullying legislation”, by Right Girl …. (examiner)
~ OTTAWA — An advocate for immigrant caregivers is contradicting testimony by Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla; Ruby Dhalla Denies Abusing Caregivers; and Ruby Dhalla –Stick A Fork In Her, She’s Done …. (torydrroy.blog, mitchieville)
~ AND WE’RE STILL WAITING…. “Either charge this blog for hate-speech, or shut down your kangaroo-courts forever, O ye petty-tyrants.” …. (MaD)
~ BLAZING Cat Fur: Canadian Human Rights Commission releases report on adding Social Condition as a prohibited ground of Discrimination …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ SAITH SOCON— “There are many social conservatives who have never voted for the Conservative Party because they see it, in many respects, to be even worse than the Liberal Party.” …. (socon.ca)
~ ATTACK on Californians a ‘hate crimes’ preview? Report documents assault on freedoms of speech, religion …. (worldnetdaily)
~ SHUT UP AND DIE, THEY EXPLAINED— Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus: Pro-Life Free Speech Suppressed in Canada; 12,000: Canadian 2009 March for Life Smashes Previous Attendance Records; MSM Missing in Action at the March for Life …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ FREESPEECHER Wilders Hopes for Flemish Independence …. (/vladtepesblog)
~ ‘GAY’ PUNDIT says ‘hate crimes’ a scam– ‘Admission is both refreshing and stunning at the same time’ …. (worldnetdaily)
~ LIGHTEN & BRIGHTEN— “Honour killing sanitized in Ottawa courtroom: A University of Toronto professor offers an excruciatingly “nuanced” explanation of “honour killings,” a phenomenon of certain, ahem, “traditional societies”; The dishonour of honour: how a Canadian courtroom has supplanted it’s vitrue with sharia; Ottawa Sun: Sadiqi ‘honour’ femicide trial …. (scaramouche, vladtepesblog)
~ “DAILY HOWLER” on Olberman and Miss California …. (dailyhowler)
~ GERMANY: Muslim Author Stripped of Prize After Describing Crucifix as “Blasphemy and Idolatry” …. (Wz)
~ WALKER— “Sigh…another blow against common sense– The Strong Conservative: Thought Police in Canada” …. (walker)
~ DR. DOBSON: ‘There’s utter evil coming out of Congress’– Focus on the Family ministry founder condemns ‘Pedophile Protection Act’ …. (worldnetdaily)
~ THE HISTORY of Political Correctness …. (ghostofaflea)
~ SCARY MUCH? “Pearl’s world: Pearl Eliadis, the former CHRC Czarina who tried—and failed—to gain traction with her anti-Steyn/Levant/pro-state censorship screed, “The Controversy Entrepreneurs,” goes to bat for an alleged Rwandan war criminal” …. (scaramouche, catfur.blog)
~ LARGELY IGNORED, ONE OF the world’s most courageous women is locked away in a miserable rat-hole in Rangoon. Her “crime”? Demanding freedom for her people …. (nypost)
~ QUEEN ESTHER would be proud of Miss Prejean …. (spectator)
~ WERNER Patels: Wasteful Conservative Attack Ads …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ YOU KNOW IT’S CANUCKISTAN, WHEN: “Congratulations are in order: To our weakling police force. To our spineless mayor. To our “conservative” federal government. To every ignorant, condescending progressive in the 416. And especially to the shade of Pierre Trudeau” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ CATFURZE— Ha Ha Ha Laugh of the Day – Press Release – No One Is Illegal Outraged that Jason Kenney receives “MP of the Year” award …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ MICHAEL Savage appeals to Hillary Clinton to clear his name in the UK …. (IFP)
~ AMERICA-WATCH: The Government Isn’t Competent Enough To Handle An Issue Like “Cyberbullying” …. (rightwingnews)
~ CAT-O-NINE-TAILS: “I’m really gettin to like this Government of Alberta blog… 1979: The Canadian Human Rights Commission recommended that carnal location be added to the Canadian Human Rights Act …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ HOW TO ENLARGE pro-abortion commenters and win …. (winteryknight)
~ NOT ENOUGH self-respect: “You knew Theodore Dalrymple would have his say on the personal expenses scandal engulfing the British parliament. In a piece for the Social Affairs Unit, he argues that the scandal uncovers some Important premises of modern morality, namely “the implicit idea that if something is legally permissible, it is morally permissible and cannot be reprehensible” …. (skepticaldoctor)
~ OUR HOME & NATIVE LAND— Canada will NOT take crap from Russia …. (canadiansentinel.blog)
~ XANTHIPPA— The ‘Liberal Dimension’ – the McGuinty clan: background to the ‘influence-peddling’ trial of Ottawa’s ‘Mayor Larry’ …. (xanthippa)
~ KAY HYMOWITZ— Portrait of the Artist as a Young Businesswoman– The design economy has turned bohemian outsiders into a new marketplace elite …. (city-journal.org)
~ BARBARA KAY— A perversion of art …. (barbarakay.ca)
~ THE CHINESE communist party has quite a record for murder; Insider, Dying-Declaration New Book Delivers Devastating Blow To Chinese Communist Party: Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang …. (torydrroy.blog, sentinel.blog)
~ GOING UNDER DOWN UNDER? Freedom of assembly and freedom of association under serious threat in Australia — says NSW chief prosecutor …. (smh.com.au)
~ COWARDS, Sorcerers and Murderers …. (orthodoxytoday)
~ FRIDAY KNIGHT funny: waterboarding, same-sex marriage and capitalism …. (winteryknight)
~ HATE-CRIME WATCH! “Opposition to homosexual clergy in the Church of Scotland” …. (timesonline)
~ LARYN’S LINES: Cracks in the Facade …. (directorblue.blog)
~ SLURRED BY THE adoption Nazis: Critics of gay parenting are branded ‘retarded homophobes’ …. (dailymail)
~ WHEN ASKED TO EXPLAIN her personal views on same-sex marriage, Miss California’s Carrie Prejean paused for a moment and then jumped into the fray. Did she deserve the treatment she received from advocates of same-sex Marriage? Here are some thoughts about the increasingly common pattern of personal attacks against Americans who step forward to express their support for traditional marriage …. (merecomments)
~ WORRIED About “Human Rights” in the USA? …. (claudiarosett)
~ BIG HOLLYWOOD: Why Reagan Was a Better Friend to Gays Than Obama …. (bighollywood)
~ TUITIONS AT WORK— “Victory for Student Rights in Wisconsin: Regents to Restore Due Process Rights” …. (thefire.org)
~ LAME Tory Attack Ad: “His policies seem reasonable enough, but take a look at his head” …. (transmontanus.blog)
~ NATPOST GETS ALL LABEL-Y: “Paul Russell: Keep your homophobic and racist comments to yourself”. Saith Binks: Could you define homophobia, or the marks of racism, exactly? How is telling people to shut up when they are legitimately upset going to really help? Letters to the editior area bout the beauty and ugliness of people’s real opinions, Mr. Russell? If you’re now the Thought-Cop for Toronto Media, could you mayeb get on your high horse and ride over to the NOW Mage office and berate them for their latest anti-semitic screed against Ezra? …. (nationalpost)
~ MORE PROOF The UN Is A Sick, Cruel Joke: China gets same number of votes as U.S. on Human Rights Council …. (sentinel.blog)
~ SHAIDLE: “There are more Nazis in the average ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ re-run than in all of Canada” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ A MIGHTY STOMPING— “Rex Murphy’s thundering take-down of that bilious piece of dreck, Seven Jewish Children” …. (scaramouche)
~ THE PROPHET Peter Tatchell Among 20 Gay Rights Activists Arrested In Moscow …. (transmontanus.blog)
~ TWITTER and Human Evolution …. (stuckincustoms)
~ TORONTO’S ANNUAL ‘STUPID WEEK’— Robert Fulford: Taking tolerance too far …. (nationalpost)
~ EUTHANASIA Bill Reintroduced: “As if 40 years of legalized wholesale slaughter on demand of innocent unborn babies wasn’t enough, some activists want to extend the deadly “choice” on to the elderly and the handicapped” …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ MOST TEENAGE pregnancies now end with an abortion …. (bigbluewavenews.blog)
~ TOLER RINSE— “Tolerance” in T.O.: Harpoon Siddiqui, Toronto Star pitchman for the Islamist perpective, is front and centre in today’s paper, insisting that “Tamil protests [are] a test of our tolerance” …. (scaramouche)
~ DEMANDING to Be Served: Gay Activists and Religious Freedom …. (transfigurations)
~ REALITY CHECK: Green Energy Kills Jobs …. (classicalvalues)
~ ON THE FREEDOM to Speak and Leftist Hissy Fits …. (cjunk.blog)
~ GOOD NEWS— ‘Libel tourism’ bill passes California state Senate …. (IFP)
~ PEREZ HILTON: “a marvel of the lengths a man will go to make his entire life a temple of perversion” …. (returnofscipio)
~ OBAMATOPIA— ‘Extremists’ offered identification card. Identifies those who support 2nd Amendment, oppose abortion …. (WND)
~ DAVID FRUM: The proper way to make sneering references to Jews …. (nationalpost)
~ OF CHEERIOS and Climate Change …. (claudiarosett)
~ COUNTDOWN to Sunday: Ignoring 2,000 years of faith for a commencement ‘get’ …. (chicagotribune)
~ HIVE OF SCUM & VILLAINY— “Winners” at the UN Human Rights Council” …. (claudiarosett)
~ MORAL OUTRAGE With No Source for the Morality …. (mkfreeberg)
~ WINTRY KNIGHT: “Are the oceans warming?” …. (winteryknight)
~ ENOUGH already! Can Manitoba please have some global warming? …. (MaD)
~ DOOMED, DOOMED I TELL YOU! Antarctic collapse may affect Earth’s rotation …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ REVOLUTIONARY Legislation for Thoughtcrimes! …. (thepeoplescube)
~ LO, HE COMETH! “The Lord Obama has demanded that the France Shut Down ALL Tour Operators on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day to accommodate the need of the Anointed One to be unimpeded in his sojourn”.. You know, like those obstructivefeebs and slow geezers and their assorted hangers-on who actually fought at the place and lost comrades and friends and did some amazing things for freedom and goodness in the world, unlike the tiresome Poseur In Chief …. (MaD)
~ CAROLINE GLICK: “Glick in the Philadelphia Inquirer – Washington has abandoned its obligations” …. (carolineglick)
~ RED ALERT: Thousands of youths training as Obama’s “Civilian National Security Force”. On Wednesday of this week, the New York Times reported that the Explorers affiliate of the Boy Scouts is training thousands of youths as counter-terror and immigration enforcement operators …. (directorblue, nytimes)
~ ROGER KIMBALL— The Meaning of Obama, Part II, with a note from J. L. Austin and an epitaph for cognitive dissonance …. (newcriterion)
~ FROM TARP to Obama to Command-and-Control …. (NROTC)
~ LET US ATTEND: Victor Davis Hanson’s excellent column “Cracks in the Facade” lays out what appears to be the coming disintegration of the Obama presidency …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ THE BATTLE LINES Become Clearer– Look to the Obamanation to get even more hostile to The Church …. (catholic-caveman.blog)
~ BESTEST VPOTUS EVER! Oops!… Blabbermouth Biden Reveals Location of Hidden Ultra Secret Bunker …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ DO BUSINESS Leaders Have to Record Their Conversations with President Obama? …. (NROTC)
~ EVERYTHING MUST GO! Obama Says Debt Load ‘Unsustainable’; Warns of skyrocketing interest rates; and from the “What D’ya Mean “We”, Kemosabe Dep’t, President Obama tells a town hall meeting that we can’t just keep spending and borrowing… “If he understands the consequences of the federal government spending trillions it doesn’t have with no plans for doing better, what does he make of his own budget, which calls for doing much more of precisely that?” …. (bloomberg.com)
~ BUILDING an Ark and Cutting the Grass: Coming Problems for the Obama Administration? …. (scriptoriumdaily)
~ HUGH HEWITT— “How ObamaCare Will Affect Your Doctor”; A “No” Vote Grows In California, And What It Means For Obama/Pelosi/Reid Rationing; The Rush To Rationing, Con’t. Old Folks, Get Those Burial Plans Updated …. (hughhewitt)
~ MITCHIEVILLE— The Obama Chronicles …. (mitchieville)
~ DESTROYING the instruments of wealth– Doctor Zero considers the “increasingly Venezuelan business environment” created by the Obama administration …. (ghostofaflea)
~ UNFAITHFUL FRIEND— Obama’s Funding Bill: Billions for Jihad, Zero for Israel …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF! A Loan in the Crowd– President Obama lectures college students on the perils of credit …. (wsj.com)
~ TIME FOR SOME POPCORN. Canadian popcorn. Still wondering when the penny is going to drop among NDP*, Liberal** and Red Tory*** enthusiasts: President Obama is not your friend …. (ghostofaflea)
~ THE NEW MATH: Is Obama saving or creating jobs? …. (winteryknight)
~ WORTHAM ON The Obama Disaster — Stunning! …. (rbo)
~ ROUNDING UP THE ENEMIES? 18 arrested at Notre Dame …. (drhelen.blog)
~ ACTUAL WHITE HOUSE THREATS to Chrysler’s Creditors Alleged …. (directorblue.blog)
~ SPECTATOR: Obama the Destroyer …. (spectator.org)
~ ENEMIES-LIST UPDATE— Country Music: Too Much Freedom Loving? …. (humanevents)
~ PUNDITA: Enraged U.S. lawmakers, union leaders, attack Homeland Security’s negligent swine flu policy; Pundita: H1N1/Swine Flu: Was Cuba’s airport blockade an over-reaction to the outbreak? …. (RBO)
~ BARACK & THE BANKING MESS: Obama worked with ACORN voter project– Represented group in effort to get mortgages for subprime buyers …. (wnd)
~ ANOTHER PRIZE-WINNER: Obama’s “Green Jobs” Czar, Van Jones, says “you cannot green the ghetto in 2009 without giving Pookie a job” (and cure global warming at the same time) …. (rbo)
~ BLAME CANADA! Are we at war with Canada over the stimulus bill? …. (nrotc)
~ CORPORATE SCAPEGOATERY— When the dust of the AIG payouts has settled we may face a future as slaves of the corporate bottom line …. (mercatornet)
~ THE TERMINATOR Comes to Wall Street: How computer modeling worsened the financial crisis …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ A SCARY STORY— The coming entitlement crisis …. (weeklystandard)
~ ANOTHER ACORN SCANDAL – in a funeral home? Group operating out of small building donated $33 million to Obama campaign …. (wnd)
~ STARVE THE BEAST— The Galt Effect on Uncle Obama …. (drhelen.blog)
~ CRIME STORY— The Don-in-Chief: There’s no thug like a Chicago thug …. (cjunk.blog)
~ HUSH-HUSH: Obama Administration Officials Pull Report Calling Pro-Life Advocates Extremists …. (transfig)
~ ON A SPREE— “Washington politicians are on a spending rampage the likes of which has never before been seen anywhere in human history. The spenders include President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, plus a supporting cast of bureaucrats like Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and his predecessor, Henry Paulson, and the Democratic majorities in the Senate and House (joined by a few Senate Republicans)” …. (bloviator.blog)
~ UNDER THE RADAR— Napolitano’s Secret Apology on Domestic Terrorists …. (redstate)
~ UNAUTHORIZED TOPICS— Question about Ayers stifled at press briefing. Gibbs tells reporter he already asked 1 question this week. MSM obediently sit, roll over, fetch, play dead …. (wnd)
~ WISDOM FROM Victor Davis Hanson: Obama’s pentellic statuary shows its fissures as tough choices reveal idealistic solutions less feasible. “Cracks in the Facade” …. (victorhanson)
~ PRIEST TELLS Vatican academy Obama’s policies lead to totalitarianism …. (transfigurations.blog)
~ WHILE OBAMA SPENT— Europe in deepest recession since War as Germany suffers …. (telegraph)
~ ED DRISCOLL— Visit Caracas On The Potomac, And Canuckistan Up North; and “Were The Kurds Gassed Before Or After The Battle Of Yavin?” …. (eddriscoll)
~ MO’ MONEY— Funding the jihad: House approves $2.3 billion for Pakistan …. (JiWa)
~ THE NEXT LEVEL: The Obama Unicorn Statue! Plus, As A Bonus: New Sarah Palin Comic Cover …. (rightwingnews)
~ DAVID FRUM: Obama pledge lends validity to extremist Islam …. (nationalpost)
~ NOTRE DAME— Obama’s Speech Causes Arrests …. (thedailybeast)
~ VICTOR Davis Hanson looks back on how mercilessly the press reported on every misstep by President Palin over the course of her disastrous first 100 days …. (eddriscoll)
~ POLITICIANS USE WORDS the same way squids use ink. To cover their tracks …. (cv)
~ PEGGY NOONAN— What’s Elevated, Health-Care Provider? Economy of language would be good for the economy …. (wsj.com)
~ OBAMEDIA ‘Wanted To Bring Palin Down’: Brzezinski …. (sentinel.blog)
~ COLONEL NEVILLE— Obama flunkies of the left liberal eunuch MSM atten’hut!; and “Allen B. West and Liz Cheney please report for assignment to the Republican Party Leadership.” …. (neville.blog)
~ SELF-HATING HONKIES Ayers and Dohrn Describe “The Stain of White Supremacy” …. (directorblue.blog)
~ WASHINGTON – Barack Obama warned Democrats in Congress against making a partisan cause out of the Bush administration’s harsh interrogation tactics …. (classicalvalues)
~ OBAMA and Crimes Against Humanity …. (townhall.com)
~ SIX GM BAILOUT-GRABBING Executives Sell 200,000+ Shares of GM Stock Concurrently …. (uppitywoman08)
~ DID IT WORK? Dead woman gets stimulus check. 83 year-old son says she died in ‘67 …. (uppitywoman08)
~ THE ROAD to Weimar America …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ THE O @ NOTRE DAME Controversy Heats Up: Dr. Alan Keyes Released from Jail – Plans New Pro-Life Protests Next Week …. (christiannewswire)
~ THE SENATE continues to encourage their biggest contributors to be loan sharks …. (uppitywoman08)
~ WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats on Tuesday stopped a Republican plan to force a campaign finance inquiry that likely would have investigated several influential Democrats. It was the eighth time since late February that the Republican move was halted …. (catholic-caveman.blog)
~ EVERYBODY is quoting the remarks President Obama made yesterday in New Mexico, in which he called deficit spending “unsustainable” …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ UTOPIA LOST— Leon Despres Dies: Obama’s Socialist “Trailblazer” Moves On To Subvert Heaven? Saith Binks: Think hotter …. (therealbarackobama)
~ SCREWED BY that Government Car Company …. (brain-terminal.com)
~ OBAMESSIAH IS… very bad for the Dominion. Indeed he and his protectionism, is a disaster for Canada. Remeber President Bush and the GOP are free traders. obamessiah and the dems are protectionists …. (torydrroy.blog)
~ HELLO POT? KETTLE HERE— Pelosi called for others to resign for lying, she should too …. (directorblue.blog)
~ BUY AMERICAN Rules Shutting Out Canadians …. (thestar)
~ OBAMA, SPEAKING VAGUELY: “Speaking near Albuquerque, New Mexico, at a town-hall meeting on Thursday, Pres. Obama said the federal debt load is unsustainable and warned of skyrocketing interest rates. He neglected to say that his massive spending-and-borrowing policies are directly causing this problem” …. (NROTC)
~ NEW DEM USSR LOGIC— Profit = ‘corporate greed’ …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ AMAZING, BUT TRUE! “They told me that if Glenn Reynolds voted for John McCain, stem cell research would be cut back, and they were right!” …. (exurbanleague)
~ HOMECOMING— Egypt wants Obama to speak from historic mosque …. (seattlepi)
~ THE FAST and Furious Growth of the Obama Dictatorship …. (canadafreepress)
~ REMIND ME— Which party promotes racism? …. (directorblue.blog)
~ IMAGINE THAT! Two months after denouncing a troubled financial company for doling out hefty management bonuses, a bankrupt news media company is doing the same thing …. (exurbanleague)
~ BRIAN LILLEY: What might emerge from Notre Dame …. (NP)
~ LATEST OBAMA era language edict: ‘Drug War’ dies, like ‘war on terror’ …. (latimesblogs)
~ REICHSMINISTER Pelosi Loses Her Cool; Fumbles, Stumbles, Bumbles Thru Accusing CIA of “Lying to Congress” …. (cnn.com)
~ DID POTUS Obama Fabricate Overstate Commitment from HealthCare Leaders? …. (ace.mu.nu)
~ AMAZINGLY, Barack Obama finds that priorities clash with election promises …. (timesonline)
~ TOTAL SHOCKER: Barack Obama co-opts top 2012 Republican to be his ambassador to China …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ EVEN A MESSIAH loses his training wheels …. (orthodoxytoday)
~ NEXT UP? The Breathing Tax …. (directorblue.blog)
~ WASHINGTON Can’t Meet the Cheerios Standard! by Michelle Malkin …. (humanevents)
~ WHICH IS TO SAY— The Democrats’ Dictionary, to help decode the newspeak …. (townhall)
~ VIA ANORAK: “Barack Obama Death Cult” …. (anorak)
~ WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING Roundup– The Pelosi schadenfreude is something to behold. Here is a roundup of reactions and highlights; San Fran Nan Changes Her Story Again: When I Said the CIA Briefers Had Lied to Me, I Meant the Bush Administration Had Lied to Me …. (rsmccain.blog, ace.mu.nu)
~ SCRAPPLEFACE— Pelosi First Heard of 9/11 Attacks in Late 2003 …. (exurbanleague)
~ THIS JUST IN: Obama more as a kind of valet to the Antichrist …. (returnofscipio)
~ HOOK, LINE, SINKER? Benedict at the Dome of the Rock– “Pope Benedict’s colossal error — an error that will have consequences — in Jerusalem, consisted both of his misleading remarks about the historical relationship of Islam to Judaism and Christianity, and his seeming endorsement of the Arab claims about a “Palestinian people” and about the “need” of that “Palestinian people” for a “homeland,” because, you see, those “Palestinians” are apparently, in the Pope’s view, a “homeless” people” …. (ibloga.blog)
~ DELIGHTFUL PARTY FAVOUR ALERT! Saudi ‘Killer Chip’ Implant Would Track, Eliminate Undesirables.. kill infidels, Jews, uppity women, homosexuals, irritating politicians. Hitler would be so proud! …. (vladtepesblog)
~ A PLEA FROM EGYPT: Save Egypt’s Christian Children From Forced Islamization + Bonus Open Letter …. (vladtepesblog)
~ NEW YORK TIMES explains away Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s threat to destroy Israel …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ CAROLINE GLICK: The Europe of our dreams …. (carolineglick)
~ SYED SOHARWARDY issues Fatwa against Taliban: “I really want to believe he is sincere” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ NOT NEWS: Islamists Calling for Jihad and Sharia Law. News: A Few Blocks From Ground Zero in New York City …. (Wz)
~ CHRISTIAN creationist guilty of firebomb plot on publisher of DaVinci Code — no, wait …. (JiWa)
~ POLICE RAID HOME of Ottawa terrorist suspect Mohamed Harkat …. (dustmybroom)
~ STOP THE ‘SOLUTION POLLUTION’: There’s no need for Israel-loathing intellectuals to gather at Toronto’s York U …. (scaramouche)
~ OIC FREE SPEECH ALERT: Islamic Supremacism on the Net? …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ JUST SO PUZZLING! While Christian population dwindles in Muslim Middle East, it thrives in Israel …. (JiWa)
~ CONNECTIONS— Jordanian Brotherhood Chief Tied to Virginia Islamist Think Tank …. (ivp)
~ IT’S ALL GOOD! “Supreme leader’s supreme duplicity: The Grand Supreme Cream of the Crop and the Top of the Heap Ayatollah say’s there’s not a speck of discrimination in the glorious Islamic Republic” …. (scaramouche)
~ HONOUR KILLINGS— all about men controlling women, “purifying through blood” …. (JiWa)
~ SPECIAL OPS prepared to secure Pakistan’s nukes– U.S. military’s chief terrorist-hunting squad operating in region …. (worldnetdaily)
~ BRIT TWIT MPS encourage jihad …. (socialcohesion)
~ OPIE & HANKS BRAVELY DEFECATE ON CATHOLICS, BUT… Muslim Villain Scratched from Ron Howard’s ‘Angels & Demons’ Film Adaptation …. (creepingsharia)
~ WHILE OBAMA SLEPT— India: Pakistan’s nukes “already partly” in the hands of jihadis …. (JiWa)
~ RBO STUDY: Pope used to wage propaganda attacks against Israel. Palestinians accused of hijacking pontiff’s visit for political gain …. (therealbarackobama)
~ THE AFFABLE Eva Braun Submits – Katie Couric goes Dhimmi …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ CSC EXCLUSIVE: Hate preacher Abu Izzadeen granted early release from prison …. (socialcohesion.co.uk)
~ HEY, SAUCY INFIDELS— Eurasia Islamic Council: Islamophobia is “one of the greatest obstacles to world peace” …. (JiWa)
~ DEN OF THEIVES— Egypt finds rocket cache near Gaza, arrests Iranian agents …. (icej.org)
~ ISLAM INVENTED SCIENCE, YOU KNOW! Egyptian fatwa: “The pigs living today are descended from those Jews, and that is why Allah forbade us to eat them” …. (jihadwatch)
~ WHAT FARRAKHAN gets wrong …. (vladtepesblog)
~ SAUDI JUDGE says it’s OK for men to beat wives …. (catholic-caveman.blog)
~ BRUSSELS: Capital of EU, center of Al-Qaeda recruiting network …. (JiWa)
~ TROUBLE in Londonistan …. (vladtepesblog)
~ BARBARA KAY: Defining the right of return …. (nationalpost)
~ MUSLIMS ARE Positioning Themselves As The Founders Of America …. (ibloga.blog)
~ HARASSMENT, Islamic Radicalism Drives Flight of Palestinian Christians …. (cnsnews)
~ MORE PEOPLE’S CUBE— H.R.1138: Hamas in “Coming to America” …. (thepeoplescube)