– ITEM– America’s Richest Givers Hold Secret Meeting— Oprah, Gates, Buffett Gather in NY to Compare Notes About Charity, Economy; pictures.. “Other invitees included Eli and Edythe Broad, whose current fortune is estimated at $5.2B by Forbes Magazine; John Morgridge, former CEO of Cisco and his wife Tashia; Peter Peterson, senior chairman of the Blackstone Group; Julian Robertson, founder of Tiger Management Corp.; and Patty Stonesifer, former CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”
~ BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN the essential bentness of human nature (and have read my history) I have no problem with the idea that various people have used conspiracies– good, bad, and indifferent) to rule various aspects of their worlds, times, and interests. That’s how criminals roll; and traitors; some prospective rulers; spies; 5th columnists; various Roman rulers; Byzantine Emperors.. heck, lots of folks since ever. Julius Caesar was a very old hand at conspiracy, as was his adopted son Octavian (later Augustus Caesar).
As far as the past century, no doubt the centres of power– corporations, internationalists, various stripes of Utopians and suchlike, have conspired. As far as existence of the TriLateral Commission, Bilderbergers, the Council on Foreign Relations, and whomever else, why not? Much of history is the cleaned up version we’re given to believe.
OK, but how’s about a big meeting of really serious big folks out in the open?
Bill Gates- Mr. Computer; Warren Buffer- Mr. Money; Oprah- Mrs. media-messiah; Ted Turner- Mr. CNN; Michael Bloomberg- Mr. NYC; George Soros- Mr. Wrack & Ruin & Obama-backer; and David Rockefeller- a.k.a. Mr. World Gov. Media-blackout? Secret meeting? No doubt they’re exchanging gossip, Twitter-tips, and that hot new marinade for the BBQ season.
Except– these are people with massive financial, cultural, political and global punch. Here’s the thing: the whole point of democratic civilization is to cut down on the power of the few versus everyone; to protect each from each; to water down the effect of cabals, conspiracies, shadowy would-be rulers doing their puppetry trick on all of us. You know, like Soros-Kissinger-Etc. pushing Obama to the fore.
These people can join the secret handshake club, but they deserve to be disrespected, investigated, and exposed for whatever it is they imagine– as our betters– they are up to behind the scenes, for their and our alleged good.
The Big Shadow
One more thing to say– as Scipio wisely puts it, there is a real conspiracy of evil out there, of temptation and twisting and wreckification; of idolatry, delusion, and the broad way. Jesus and the
saints call him the Enemy, Evil, the Adversary, the fallen star. It’s in this spirit that St. Paul warns us that in any worldly conflict, we’re not simply at war with the seen, with flesh and blood, but with the pattern and impulse of living hate and darkness. The Left and Right can often personalize evil itself in the opposition: but we are all drawn within ourselves and all together to evil– we may wish to sort out heaven and hell here and now, but that final judging is God’s business, as Jesus says.
The Bilderlateral Relations types imagine it’s all in their hands– or at least more than the little people and their elected representatives– but in the face of a Roman world-empire, Christians still affirmed that Jesus Was Lord, that the Father’s will could and should be done on earth, as it was done in heaven. So God’s providence and power rules and overrules all things, even when the machinations and direct power of evil claim divine authority.
So conspiracists must ask themselves– if they can tear themselves away from all that secrecy and scheming– who and what they serve. Good intentions or remaking the world in their image or whatever else won’t do. And God will hold the rich and powerful more accountable than everyone else for what they have done with their time, wealth, and opportunities.
Careful, there Oprah, Bill, the rest of you. ~
Take A Gander
~ A NEW BLOG has been brought to my attention, and it looks interesting: Freedom Through Truth. Click here to see the site.
Here at FMS, we’re news-aggregators; other sites provide commentary; but this site proposes to detail the good and bad and actual human effects of the HRC system in people’s lives. Thought it sounds a little Orwellian, ‘Freedom Through Truth’ asks: so you got complainted.. then what happened? The blogger writes:
“The damage is financial as the Defendants unlike the Claimants have to absorb all the costs of their own defence. The costs is also emotional, which proves to be most damaging, as the Defendant almost to a one was doing what he/she thought was right (even if misguided), and was protected by their freedom of speech rights in our Charter of Rights or was within their normal reasonable day to day activities of work. These then have combined in many cases to exact a physical cost, and have resulted in early retirements, sick leaves, leaves of absence, quitting, and relationship issues.”
And you might still be found ‘innocent’, if tens of thousands of dollars poorer, besides.
Time will tell if ‘mbrandon8026’ will keep up the long discipline of blogging; pry stories from the HRC-oppressed; and contribute to the debate in the longer term. Still, it’s a very promising start– take a look, read up, pass the word if you like it, and– most importantly– pass on oyour own stories, or encourage those you know to contribute theirs.
Let’s get a central clearing house for the horror-stories of what it’s like to submit to the punishing process of the HRCs. Who knows? We’ve got a parcel of writers around.. maybe there’s even a book in it at the other end! ~
The Evil Dialogue™
– ITEM- Father Robert Barron on the “fetishism of dialogue”
– ITEM- Kill PC in Five Easy Steps
~ DIALOGUE™— in the non Greek philosopher sense– is a Marxist technique for blunting and overcoming opposition. It was used to very great effect in subverting the real religion of the Anglican Church of Canada– now the United Church in robes. Take any two positions: say, for boiling babies and not boiling babies, let all sides chat away, share feelings, offer perspectives, include the social justice (i.e. Marxist) analysis, and agree sooner or later to to whatever the management already planned to do anyway, but after the feel-good and exasperating waste of time of dialogue™.
In a remarkable bit of strategery and tactics, the militant Muslims have grabbed this bit of useful politically correct talk-weaponry, and used it to dialogue™ Christians and Jews, as if there was any comparison between the religions, or meaningful common-ground between Jihad and the Judeo-Christian West. But it makes inroads, and makes wobbly Western liberals and ‘moderitz’ feel all warm and fuzzy, and more prone to defending Islam and railing against Islamophobia, because they met some nice Muslims once who wanted to dialogue™. They must be fine, liberal people.
The modern notion of Dialogue™ presumes utter human innocence and motive, the equality of all views whatsoever, and the usefulness of the exercise. That is; it’s a profoundly dishonest, unrealistic, and easily manipulated technique which gives most of the power and advantage to the bad guys, and the power-brokers. Oppose dialogue? You’re a meanie; afraid; reactionary; the usual slanders.
The gentlemanly Sir Neville Chamberlain was in unknowingly a Dialogue™ with Herr Hitler. The British PM was, of course, dealing with an evil man with evil plans and a nation & people ready to make them real.
Now Obama has the notion of dialoguing with Jihadist Islam. You’ve been warned.~
Year One In The Reign of The Emperor Obama
EPA Soldier: “S-sir, I’m afraid you’ve gone mad with power…”
Russ Cargill: “Of course I have! Have you ever tried going mad
without power? It’s boring, no one listens to you!!”
– ITEM- Barack Obama’s Irrelevant Religiosity
– ITEM- Obama and Crimes Against Humanity
– ITEM- People’s Cube– Obama Progress Tracking Chart
~ AS A CERTAIN travelling Jewish Rabbi once put it “By their fruits, ye shall know them.”
Obama may be some sort of vaguely Christian-ish sort– but there’s the rub. Non-sacramental churches don’t infant baptize or confirm or first confess &communicate.. the stages and marks by which a Christian declares faith, and partakes of the ministries of the church. They have paper, sacrament, membership.
As a practising and fervent Muslim at one point, Obama then drifted into leftist racist church-life– a slightly religiousified version of his radical personal beliefs. Was he a member? Was he ever baptized?
From a Muslim point of view, he’s a lapsed Muslim– and as they say about land or people, once Muslim, always Muslim. Spain, the Balkans, chunks of Russian and Ukrainian land, India, it’s all officially theirs, if not at the moment. That would include Barry Soetero (Obama). Hence the recent invite to talk in a big Egyptian mosque: a non-infidels only venue.
Whatever his interior may be, spiritually speaking, he doesn’t act much like a Christian, except culturally, and as convenient. True, he doesn’t go about quoting the Koran or the Bhagavad Gita or the Torah, but the interior man– who is he? At best, politically a hyper-liberal Catholic or Episcopalian (Anglican), busy clinging to the apron-strings of the Spirit of The Age.
As we’ve said before, his messianic politics trespasses on the proper territory of the divine– The One, the saviour of America, Our Hope, all that ghastly art, and weeping crowds. Real Christians know that sort of thing can send you to hell, and that the virtues of humility and piety mean you don’t want to even accidentally think– or have others imply– that you’re anything but a fellow sinner, however exalted your calling or qualities.
However, with the new inquisition against unbelievers in Obamaness, the neo-fascist Democratic Party is very much attributing absolute authority and perfection of their very fallible, criminal, dishonest, and nasty little emperor. This is not even like the old Byzantine Emperor-as-God’s-agent, rather more like the pagan Roman Emperor as Lord and Divine son of the gods, in competition and contradiction with the claim that ‘Christos kurie“, or “Jesus Is Lord”.
Someone who imagines his actions and thoughts and self are not merely blessed, but divine in themselves? Very scary, and bad. The difference between Obama and God is that God doesn’t let people believe he’s Obama. Even poor old George Bush, so widely smitten for publicly discussing his sense of being led and called by God, didn’t seem to confuse himself and the divine.
And behind Obama, people like George Soros, exploiting the current and past financial crises to the full for personal and political gain, seem fully confident of their utter divine right to do as they see fit, that it is good and right and people should just fall down and give thanks.
We’ve had a plague of Great Men since the French devolution gave us Napoleon and his tyrannical European police-state.. followed by Stalin, Hitler, and dozens of pint-sized paganish mini-caesars. Bloodshed, misery, war, famine, plague follow in their train.
Obama is– at best– a lapsed Muslim and unorthodox Christian, and at worst, an unconscious divine King like Xerxes or Alexander– or rather more like Augustus Caesar, with his human sacrifices, brutality, torture and pogroms… and later morality squads and censors to put a pretty face on his glorious Pax Romana.
Meanwhile, without and within, the American Empire faces the endless round of attempted terror-attacks, new nuclear threats, and a waning influence in a world unimpressed by the loud self-adulation coming from the American liberal political establishment. They know that– just like Jimmah Carter– this guy is a paper tiger– is all talk, no walk; all apology, no balls.. except (like any good weak absolute ruler) when it comes to crushing his own opponents and little people.
A Fair Trial, Then Hang Him
-ITEM- Kelly McParland: Mulroney’s done. Who can we humiliate next?
– ITEM- STEYN: THE UNITED STATES vs CONRAD BLACK: An unlikely victory for a wronged man
– ITEM- “Just in case Conrad Black should be exonerated by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Toronto Star lets us know he’ll still be guilty in their eyes nonetheless”
~ A GOOD PART OF THE NATIONAL MEDIA seems to mostly hate former PM Brian Mulroney. Airbus; tax-deals; oh, the humanity, oh, the column-inches. The same inhuman cruelty obtains to Conrad Black. No doubt the crimes of Stephen harper will occupy the reporters for long years after he retires.
What of other previous PMs– Chretien & Martin, and their mafia-style doings? Scandals upon scandals, crime upon crime, billions in play and unaccounted for…. and yet most of the national media class seems to have popped a collective blood-vessel when it comes to those memories. Far too many in the MSN are political beings, utopians, naturally sympathetic to the Liberal and NDP view, and instinctively revulsed by anything conservative, truly moderate, or pre-Trudeaupian.
It’s unsurprising to me that some members of the media become clergy, or are not unsympathetic to religion. They too are preachers of a story, depicting the battle of good and evil, the lines of right and wrong. Facts are a kind of Play Doh, to be shaped and assembled in pleasing patterns to promote the usual media gospel.
That’s why the new media has arisen, and become so effective– not because of some magical cabal or unfair technology, but because citizen-journalists are sick and tired of the one-sided nonsense, the easy morality-tales, the discounting of everything that doesn’t fit the usual narrative.
I blame the past 2 generations of leading journalists, and the ideological journalism schools. One may be a fair-minded liberal, who has strong views, and yet can report and journal things they disagree with, or that don’t fit the accepted pattern.
Tell the truth. You will be a true reporter and journalist, and– if your political views are true– they may well get a fairer kick at the can. ~
– ITEM: Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs Poison Hundreds of Chinese Workers
~ I SAY SCREW (or, perhaps, UNscrew) GE and their twisty-bulbs of doom. .and their curly-bulb minions trying to ban incandescent! What lasts twice as long (or more), uses 1/12 the energy, and isn’t full of noxious chemicals and/ or UV burny-light? LED bulbs, in all shapes, sizes, and uses.
Of course, that people are legislating and bloviating about bulbs to combat the imaginary global warming issue (solar weather, most likely) is the source of the problem, along with deliberately stifling inventiveness and innovation in favour of one moment in a new and still controversial lighting technology. It’s like mandating kerosene and gas-light, and forbidding any new-fangled electrical lighting. Further, if we increased our reliance on safe nuclear technology, the issue of energy wouldn’t be a clean/ dirty debate. And no, all nuclear technology is not the same.
Mind you, bringing all this into the open wouldn’t allow our betters to technologically drive us into the 18th century, to make the world a better place, and to interfere in the smallest and most trivial aspects of our private lives and personal choices. As for me, I’m currently ditching curly-bulbs in frequently used areas, to avoid UV & mercury contamination risks.
Why, it’s the environmentally sensible thing to do, dontcha know. ~
~ UPDATE: “Prolonged daily exposure to LED & fluorescent light is linked to cancer and heart disease and incandescents (including halogens) are healthier, says the http://www.international-light-association.org“
Be Of Good Cheer
~ ASIDE FROM being immensely cheering, this video neatly captures something essential about Western Freedom. If this was footage from Iran, Hamas, or Sudan, it would be accompanied by religious hooting, insults to their enemies, and general waving of guns and RPG rocket-launchers. If filmed by Western ecoids, it must have all the correct messages about lightbulbs, recycling, and loving the earth. And there is all the difference. ~
Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)
90 Year Olds @ Mayo Clinic
Hynek Contra Binks
~ PUNY MORTAL HYNEK actually tries to take on Teh Mighty Binks: ” I hope this won’t turn out to be a trip to the woodshed.” Go and read his thoughtful piece. Sad to say, clearly Hynek has failed to memorize a previous Binks-piece “Intelligent Creationism & Godless Materialism” written a few months ago. I love real non-ideological science; I’m a Christian. I think ‘creationism’ first and foremost is the ‘God made the world in 7 days’– Intelligent Design is perhaps not unlike that, but is seeking to address the ultimate questions which arise naturally from science (and gave rise to it).
The doctrines of a prime mover or creation or God’s power to make– these are different from the attempt to assert the absolute scientific historicity of ever detail in the first two chapters of Genesis. That’s poor religion, worse philosophy, and bad science.
Nor am I defending the ideas of Denyse O’Leary, either– for my “Intelligent Creationism & Godless Materialism” piece, I was roundly criticized by said blogger. And When Hynek writes “Christians who vilify science in the name of a literal hermeneutic are as idiotic and misguided as are atheists who confidently assert that evolutionary theory and other avenues of empirical inquiry essentially disprove the notion of God (and yes, such as these do exist)”, I find myself nodding agreement.
In fact, it’s possible to say that literalistic creationoids and dogmatic anti-theistic Darwinoids are twins, the two sides of a modern coin, both arguing over historicity and evidence in a way foreign to scientific tradition on the one hand, or the Bible within Christian theology on the other.
Sorry if Mr. Hynek was expecting a screed or a woodshedding, but I think him for holding my writing up to inspection, and allowing me to re-clarify what I meant. ~
~ CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS— One singular sensation …. (steynonline)
~ MARK ON THE MEDIA: THE PROTECTION RACKET– The King rode in the park today …. (macleans.ca)
~ VIA ED DRISCOLL— Mark Steyn: “CA and NY have burst their bodices like two corpulent gin-soaked trollops” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ STEYN— When Barry met Bibi …. (nrotc)
~ THOUGHTS— More on Lord Black and SCOTUS …. (torydrroy.blog)
~ WALKER— Today’s Mark Madness: Links Steynian …. (walker)
~ MARK GUEST-HOSTS FOR RIGHT GIRL! — Free speech, demography and economic collapse, plus songs for swingin’ sexists, Chuck Berry, Leonard Bernstein and much more as Mark sits in on the first anniversary edition of Wendy Sullivan’s radio show …. (brassballsradio)
~ HUMAN RIGHTS commissions on the defensive …. (Ez)
~ TIM HUDAK proposes to abolish Ontario HRCs …. (ezralevant)
~ THE WINNIPEG Free Press reviews Shakedown …. (Ez)
~ SMACKDOWN— Why is the Canadian Jewish Congress so defensive? …. (ezralevant)
~ STATE OF PLAY— “I was looking something up and came across the deliciously awful Giacomo Vigna lawsuit against Ezra Levant”. That’s “Serenity Now” Vigna …. (jaycurrie)
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— More on Obama at Notre Dame; Dr. Sanity weighs in on the torture debate; Physicians and the Conscience; Jamie Glazov’s United in Hate is a profoundly insightful book; Oh, the delights of listening to Mark Steyn; More parsing of the Obama Notre Dame speech; A Powerful analysis of Obama’s speech; Upcoming lecture to put on your calendar …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ FR. RAY ON POPE— Father Raymond J. De Souza: A difficult visit done well …. (NP)
~ DECONSTRUCTING Fatherhood– A controversial member of President Barack Obama’s faith-based council said that part of the administration’s role in promoting responsible fatherhood should include moving beyond America’s “heteronormative view of fatherhood.” …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ GLOBE & MAIL Article Goes All DHS-Fascist Over Legislation …. (sentinel.blog)
~ GIANT UGLY Human Rights Museum running big deficit; in other news, “Hilarious and Pathetic: Canadian Human Rights Museum Soliciting Stories From Canadians About Human Rights” …. (novascotiascott, CitC)
~ CANADIAN JOURNALISTS cite HRC’s for Code of Silence Award …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ SHAIDALITY— Brigitte Gabriel: my interview with the author and activist continues in Part Two; Dick Cheney just gave the greatest speech of the Bush Administration; ‘It is not a country, it is a weapon: Thoughts on creating a Palestinian State’; ‘The virtues of the multicultural era were elite virtues’ — exactly! …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ HOW MUCH OF your freedom are you willing to give up in exchange for big government “gifts”? …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ SOCK-PUPPET U— York University in Toronto: Festering, Putrid Hellhole of Anti-Israel Activity. Care to spend an afternoon with these folks? …. (CitC)
~ CHRISTINE ELLIOT: let’s not disturb the status quo, OHRC-wise …. (walker)
~ EXPENSES SCANDAL— UK Speaker Resigns …. (jaycurrie)
~ VERY WELL SAID: Gordon Brown-The Lesson I Learned At Auschwitz …. (CitC)
~ BARBARA KAY: Feminist suffering pays rich rewards …. (nationalpost)
~ LET’S HOPE SO— Human-rights commissions on the defensive: Tom Flanagan – Globe & Mail …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ TORONTO — A thorny proposal to scrap Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal could stir up the kind of controversy that sunk the Progressive Conservatives in the last provincial election, leadership hopeful Christine Elliott warned Tuesday …. (ctv.ca)
~ WELL DONE, THEN! Blazing Cat Fur: Canada’s alleged Human Rights Commissions win “Code of Silence” award …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ TOLERANT TORONTO: Local Palestinian Activists Want You To Fight The New McCarthyism For Free Speech Or Something Like That… Does this stuff make any sense to you? …. (CitC)
~ O, CANUCKISTAN— Israel bashing – with your tax dollars – gee thanks CIDA! …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ YOUR ONTARIO Liberal government: Upholding the illiberal practices of the OHRC …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ SCARAMOUCHE WONDERS.. “Whassup with Harpoon and the Tamils?: The Toronto Star’s resident shill for the Islamist viewpoint, Harpoon Siddiqui, is baffled by Torontonians’ apparent lack of tolerance for serial Tamil protests” …. (scaramouche)
~ ‘$100,000 anti-Jewish teenage graffiti hate crusade. Or not.’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ BURPING CATFOOD— “The Fool! He shoulda sparked up in court! Human rights tribunal rules smoking casual joint is not disability” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ HOMOPHONIA! NH House Votes Down Same-Sex “Marriage” Bill over Objections to Religious Liberty Clause …. (lifesitenews)
~ MITCHIEVILLE— How The Province supports real racism …. (mitchieville)
~ FRESH GERRY HUNTER— World Without Transcendence – The Academy Weighs In …. (lfbtl)
~ FRESH MUZZLES FOR THE SHEEPLE— “Today the OSCE criticized the Irish government for a proposed bill that will curtail free speech by reintroducing the crime of ‘blasphemous libel’. Why would the Irish be introducing this bill just now?” …. (shotgun)
~ GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY— “Just in case Conrad Black should be exonerated by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Toronto Star lets us know he’ll still be guilty in their eyes nonetheless” …. (NP)
~ ZAYNAB Khadr – a love story …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ OCH, IT’S THE EDINBURGH Bigotry Festival …. (spectator)
~ NATPOST: Supreme court Afghan detainees have no Canadian Charter rights. Saith Binks: In normal times that would make perfect sense, but these days it bears repeating.. especially when American courts and elites seem to accord more American rights to terrorists than to their own citizens …. (vladtepesblog)
~ JIHAD IN NORTH AMERICA: While official Jewry here in Canada keeps its eyes peeled for the dire threat of swastikas in public loos, the Jew-haters—Nazi-esque, though not actually Nazi—have moved on to much bigger projects …. (scaramouche)
~ EXPLOSIVE report reveals decades of abuse in Irish Catholic schools …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ OH, CANADA! … Role-Reversal in North America? …. (brusselsjournal)
~ PSEUDOGAMY 101— “I’ve written in a post below that the real social problem we in America face is the number of people who are not married who behave as if they were” …. (merecomments)
~ FATHER Robert Barron on the “fetishism of dialogue” …. (insightscoop)
~ EX-PREZ George Bush coming to Toronto May 29 (with that Clinton guy…) …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ AND GEEKS REJOICED— ‘Twitter Surges Past Digg, LinkedIn, And NYTimes.com With 32 Million Global Visitors’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ LIB-BOT WARREN KINSELLA gets it wrong again …. (girlontheright)
~ FAVOURABLE HRC ruling “like winning the lottery” …. (novascotiascott)
~ HOW TO KILL PC in Five Easy Steps …. (rightwingnews)
~ ASKS WALKER— This is a human rights case? “So tell me, how is it possible to discriminate against somebody for their marital status?” …. (walker)
~ GREAT BOOKS and Undergraduate Education, Michael M. Jordan …. (christendomreview)
~ INTELLECTUAL freedom in Canada: “human rights” commissions, spreading the oppression, may trigger their own well-deserved destruction …. (post-darwinist.blog)
~ SENTINEL BLOG— Discussing The Tyrannical “Human Rights” Kangaroo Kourts …. (sentinel.blog)
~ EXPERT TESTIMONY at Ottawa honour killing trial …. (novascotiascott)
~ ALBERTISTAN— Here’s a rather strange line, courtesy of the Globe and Mail …. (walker)
~ NATPOST EDITORS: Montreal, the Singapore of the North …. (nationalpost)
~ NSCOTT— “White liberalism” hinders action against forced marriage …. (novascotiascott)
~ STEVE JANKE: Tory attack ads do the work of faint-hearted media …. (nationalpost)
~ A NEUTRAL NET, or Prior Restraint? …. (getliberty.org)
~ PAGING DR. PUNDITA! H1N1/swine flu. Have CDC and Dr Thomas Frieden clouded NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mind?; Stop misleading the public about the true lethality of H1N1/swine flu virus. Memo to CDC, WHO, New York City Department of Health …. (pundita.blog)
~ FREEDOM UNDER FIRE— Brazilian Homofascists Strike Again: The fruits of Liberation Theology …. (catholic-caveman.blog)
~ K’NIGGIT— Who has the better economy? Canada or the USA? …. (winteryknight)
~ TEH ELMASRY PRIMISED! “In May 2009 The Canadian Charger will be launched as its national weekly multimedia interactive online current-affairs flagship” …. (thecanadiancharger)
~ THE BIG BOOT— Ireland’s religion law flouts freedom of speech – watchdog …. (nationalpost)
~ A HEARTBREAKING post of staggering genius: Man, Rick McGinnis has got some awesome readers! …. (edwardmichaelgeorge.blog)
~ PERSISTENT RADICALS— NDP MP Bill Siksay hopes that third time’s the charm.On May 15, Siksay tabled his private members’ bill titled An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) in the House of Commons …. (walker)
~ KEEPING THE END IN VIEW: The Eschaton …. (beliefnet.com)
~ THE TOP TEN Unconservative Things the Conservative Party of Canada Has Done …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ CANADA TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL To Discriminate Against . . . Um . . . They’ll Let You Know If You’ve Done It …. (popehat)
~ THEODORE Dalrymple on our safety-obsessed culture in his weekly BMJ column: “…the happy medium appeals neither to the puritan nor to his blood brother, the libertine.” …. (skepticaldoctor.com)
~ NEW AGE Girl Scouts promote lesbianism and sell delicious Thin Mints… but mainly promote lesbianism …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ FRESH Larwyn’s ‘Lines: Obama’s Risky Debt …. (directorblue.blog)
~ INHUMAN RIGHTS: Threats to speech from UNHRC and OIC …. (IFP)
~ WINTRY KNIGHT: Is morality rational, on atheism? …. (winteryknight)
FREE SPEECH IN OBAMISTAN
Notre Dame Arrests Catholic Priest For Defending Life
~ SOCON: Notre Dame Arrests Catholic Priest For Defending Life …. (socon.ca)
~ TED McLAUGHLIN wants to know if Liberalism has jumped the shark …. (theragblog.blog)
~ MAKING FREE SPEECH a Hate Crime …. (orthodoxytoday.org)
~ SOMETHING New Under the Sun, By: Theodore Dalrymple …. (frontpagemag)
~ THE HYNEK— Abortion: various and sundry …. (kennethhynek)
~ POLITICAL IGNORANCE and Blaming “the Jews” for the Economic Crisis …. (volokh)
~ BRITISH CHURCHES will be banned from turning down gay job applicants on the grounds of their sexuality under new anti-discrimination laws, a Government minister said. What about Satanists? Muslims? Transsexuals? Atheists? …. (transfigurations.blog)
~ ELLIOT ATTACKS Hudak & Hillier’s calls to dismantle OHRC …. (shotgun)
~ DYING HUMAN BEINGS are not disposable products …. (mercatornet)
~ AT WHAT POINT do restrictions on artistic free speech begin the slippery slope towards totalitarianism? Gary Clements thinks it begins with “degenerate art” …. (shotgun)
~ ALL THE WORST REASONS: “I suspect there are many people who “get into a religion” for its therapeutic aspects, despite the fact that religion is not a form of therapy. Feeling down? Become a groovy Catholic! Need a lift? Let’s talk jumping Judaism! Confused and irritable? Baptists are the best!” …. (NP)
~ FROM THE MOMENT “Labour took office under Tony Blair in 1997 it set about destroying Britain’s sense of its historic culture, tradition, virtues, values and identity” …. (bovinabloviator.blog)
~ DR. ROBERT GAGNON— “A man cannot fake being a true sexual complement to another man and a woman cannot fake being a true sexual complement to another woman. The symptoms of higher incidences of sex partners over life, of sexually transmitted infections, of sexual unions of shorter duration, and of mental health complications are just that: symptoms of a root problem” …. (transfigurations.blog)
~ APPEASERS— Bibles Destroyed in Afghanistan… By U.S. Military …. (abc)
~ THE SELF-APPOINTED— ‘Fourth Branch of Government..’– “The kind of journalism that inhabits the New York Times, the Washington Post, the major broadcast-news organizations and CNN will not disappear. The government needs it too much, because national news is how the government does its PR. As the media business embarks on a bruising process of transformation, professional journalists will become a fourth branch of government in reality as well as in their own minds. Somehow, but inevitably, today’s mainstream news organizations will become government-sponsored entities funded with taxpayer dollars.” …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ THE MIGHTY Victor Davis Hanson: John Ford spun tales that embrace the old Sophoclean tragic view of humanity, not Brook’s therapy and community. “John Ford and the Republicans” …. (victorhanson)
~ NATIONAL OFFEND A FEMINIST WEEK 2009 was a rousing success. Some of us celebrate all year long …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ UNJOURNALISTS— “Nancy Gall: March for Life coverage conspicuously absent” …. (nationalpost)
~ THE FUEL SAVED by new mileage standards won’t improve energy security or affect the Earth’s climate; and eco-cars? “Good Only for Parting the Smug from Their Money”; Y2Kyoto: The Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE Hybrid …. (np, bloviator, sda)
~ THOSE ECO-CORRECT— “The moist, dark, warm interior of a folded used reusable bag that has acquired a small amount of water and trace food contamination is an ideal incubator for bacteria.” Saith Binks: Think about it. Since they no longer wrap the meat department stuff in paper or plastic bags, you get lots of blood, fresh bacteria, tricinosis, possible parasite eggs in your handi-bag, and all over your nearby groceries. Plus, all the yuck from the conveyor-thingy will get on all your food; unwashed fruit and veg often have dangerous bacteria on them. Then there’s dairy– and it all foes into the bag of evil, and there you are. Pretty disgusting, really, al lthis eco-cultism …. (dailybayonet)
~ GLOBAL WARMING Hoax Weekly Round-Up, May 22nd 2009 …. (dailybayonet)
~ VOMITUS MOMENT OF THE DAY— U.S. President Barack Obama raises his arm as he takes part in the blessing of students during the commencement ceremonies at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, May 17, 2009. (photo by REUTERS/Jason Reed) …. (catholic-caveman.blog)
~ MONIED CABAL— America’s Richest Givers Hold Secret Meeting– Oprah, Gates, Buffett Gather in NY to Compare Notes About Charity, Economy …. (abc)
~ WHAT ADULTS SAY— Text of Cheney’s AEI Speech on National Security …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ UNBELIEVABLY, Obama cuts missile defense as Iran test-fires missile that can hit Israel …. (winteryknight)
~ OBAMA’S LEGACY: EMANCIPATING MIDDLE EAST NUCLEAR ARMS RACE– 123 AGREEMENT: GIVE UAE NUKES? To say this is nuts would be an insult to the mentally unbalanced. It’s suicidal …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ ACTION ALERT: SAY NO TO KOH! …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ PREZ AT NOTRE SHAME— McGurn on Moral Clarity at Notre Dame; “We Are All Fishermen“–Obama at Notre Dame; Notre Madame et le President; Saruman at Notre Dame, by Thaddeus J. Kozinski …. (merecomments, mercatornet)
~ VICTOR Davis Hanson: We shouldn’t forget what people did, said, and feared following 9/11. “Once Upon a Time in 2002” …. (victorhanson)
~ SOCON— Obama backtracking on FOCA …. (socon.ca)
~ DEMOCRATS’ HATE disguised as humor.. Exclusive: Jackie Mason defends Rush Limbaugh against death wish …. (wnd)
~ TEMPORARILY, Obama trades gun law for credit card victory …. (nationalpost)
~ PRECRIME-09: DETAINED UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY? The gut reaction to yesterday’s New York Times headline Obama Is Said to Consider Preventive Detention Plan was immediate. “Precrime 2009? …. (therealbarackobama)
~ INEVITABLY, Barney Frank Lies About ACORN …. (spectator.org)
~ THE PLAIN-SPEAKING Archbishop Chaput on Notre Dame’s “Intellectual Vanity” …. (hughhewitt)
~ HURRAH FOR JEW-HATERS! Obama’s Mentors Team Up for Palestinian Cause …. (rightwingnews)
~ RUSH LIMBAUGH: Obama ‘tentacles’ to bail out California– Limbaugh quits as ‘head’ of GOP, rips party for abandoning Reagan …. (worldnetdaily)
~ THE THUG CONGRESS: “We Will Pursue Further Steps” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ BACKDOOR POLITICS— Dems seek ‘Fairness Doctrine’ in back door? Radio exec says crackdown on talk radio escalating …. (WND)
~ ED DRISCOLL: Obama’s New Rules Will Transform US Auto Fleet …. (pajamasmedia)
~ BE AFRAID— The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill is worse than the Obama fuel standard …. (nationalpost)
~ THE ENDLESSLY APOLOGETIC & POLITICAL Obama Says US “Went off Course” Fighting War on Terror, No Mention He Hasn’t Axed Even a Single Bush Policy …. (Wz)
~ OBAMA URGED to remember persecuted Christians in Egypt …. (novascotiascott)
~ FAILED HEALTHCARE and pension company expects to miss a key deadline next week and threatens that bankruptcy may result if it does …. (ace.mu.nu)
~ KILLING HIPPOCRATES— “Obama’s “sensible conscience clause” …. (merecomments)
~ BEHOLD HIS WORDS, YE MIGHTY, AND DESPAIR— “Works out to just under $4k/word” …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ OLD LENIN WEEK REUNION: “A cheery shot from a recent Manson Family Affair Marxist scumbag rally for er, peace starring Obama pervert pals Bill ‘murder that police officer and/or judge, then get a university tenure for life’ Ayers, and Reverend ‘twenty years of Marxist product fake Christianity, racism, bigotry and hair-brained treason and Obama never noticed’ Wright” …. (neville.blog)
~ DOES TEH POTUS realize yet that his plans in Tehran, his ambitions in Baghdad, his appetite for peacemaking in the fiction of the Palestine, are dashed by the immediate darkness visible in the Northwest Provinces? …. (RBO)
~ COLONEL NEVILLE— Obama’s pre-emptive surrender so put on a happy face or two…. (neville.blog)
~ MASSIVE Unemployment From Cap-N-Trade: Climate Change Adjustment Allowance …. (rightwingnews)
~ HOW WE GOT HERE— The Kingdom of the Kennedys and the Death of Democracy …. (skippy-posts.blog)
~ TRIBUTE UNTO HIS GLORY! Obama may earn Millions from Schools in Book Deal …. (americanthinker)
~ WILL EVEN RECENT SCANDALS Not Stop Fast, Furious Goosestepping Of Obammunism? …. (sentinel.blog)
~ COMPULSIVE Intervention Disorder — Despite all of these lessons, Washington is preparing for the next housing debacle …. (directorblue.blog)
~ FAREWELL GOV-MOTORS— As the GM ship sinks, UAW pretends it’s floating along; and “Another stroke of automotive brilliance by the Statists!”; Reports That the Fed. Gov’t Will Nationalize General Motors Soon …. (uppitywoman08, directorblue)
~ THE ONE INCARNATE snubbed as Senate withholds funds needed to close Guantanamo Bay …. (telegraph)
~ WHILE OBAMA SLEPT— “Despite the extraordinarily high price they have paid, America’s severely wounded veterans are enduring humiliating financial hardships of epic proportions. Home evictions, utility shutoffs, car repossessions and foreclosures are commonplace. Spouses have to give up their jobs to become caregivers, cutting family incomes by up to 50 percent or more” …. (washingtontimes)
~ U.S. CONGRESS pretends to rein in credit card companies with a wink, a nod and probably some nice contributions; Banks to Americans: “Come back! There’s a part of your face we haven’t stepped on yet!” …. (uppitywoman08)
~ BE AFRAID! U.S. Courts Should ‘Download’ International Law into Domestic Law, Obama Nominee Says …. (cnsnews)
~ REPUBLICAN Party Will Take on Obama but Not in ‘Classless Way’ Bush Was Treated …. (breitbart.tv)
~ GILES: GOD HAS HIS WAYS of Getting a Nation’s Attention …. (townhall)
~ PALESTINIANS: Obama to give us Jerusalem! …. (israeltoday)
~ CUTBACKS— GPS Accuracy to Fall Next Year …. (senseofevents.blog)
~ THE OTHER McCAIN ASKS “President Obama called for ‘common ground’ on the issue of abortion. . . . So, exactly what ‘common ground’ can be found with someone who doesn’t believe that a ‘non-viable’ infant born alive after an attempted late term abortion should receive medical care?” …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ THE LAWLESS STATE Comes to America by Robert Tracinski …. (coxandforkum)
~ ROGER KIMBALL— Social Security: A Refresher Course …. (newcriterion)
~ THOMAS SOWELL on Public Ignorance and the Financial Crisis …. (volokh)
~ HATE WITH A SMIRK— Wanda Sykes Responds to Furor Over WHCD Joke About Rush Limbaugh …. (breitbart.tv)
~ ON NOTRE DAME— “It sounds great for the president to call to civility in the debate, and we all (including myself) need to avoid the temptation to caricature the other side. But when he says that “each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction,” he’s ignoring a very salient point, which is that the debate is rigged” …. (reformedpastor)
~ REAR ADMIRAL Barney Frank is as credible on ACORN as Nancy Pelosi is on waterboarding …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ PRESIDENT Barack Obama has called for an improved dialogue with Islam and is planning a major speech in Egypt. (snip) Indeed, Islamic governments long ago learned that a good offense is the best defense …. (spectator)
~ SPITTING IN The Face Of God …. (scipio)
~ THE GUILTIVERSE— What universe are we living in when deadbeats are held in higher esteem than responsible people? …. (uppitywoman08)
~ FROM THE AYN RAND Center for Individual Rights: Obama’s Backward Economics by Yaron Brook …. (coxandforkum)
~ THE MOONBAT Broadcasting System: Chickenhawk Obama Cranks Up The Murder Machine! …. (rightwingnews)
~ THE OTHER McCAIN— ‘Diversity Through Homogenization’ and the Cowardice of the Elite …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ ACORN Critics Slam NY Times Ombudsman Report on ‘Spiked’ Obama Story …. (breitbart.tv)
~ HIS HOLINESS Pope Barry The Worst …Oops, I mean ‘The First”– Obama’s Notre Dame speech tried to redefine U.S. Catholicism, George Weigel charges …. (catholic-caveman.blog)
~ SOON, ALL WILL BE POLITICAL! Obama’s politicization of information disclosure …. (IFP)
~ THAT ‘OBAMA AS CHRIST’ Painter Is Back…and Misses Press Bias Point …. (newsbusters)
~ WAY TOO MUCH GOV.GOV— “We certainly don’t have any issues with the safety of Cheerios,” Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said in an interview today; and “I understand why Our Benevolent Nanny, the federal government, treats Cheerios like a drug” …. (brain-terminal)
~ AN ALTERNATIVE Obama Speech …. (ace.mu.nu)
~ THE EMPRESS Michelle Obama: White House Life is Good For Kids …. (CitC)
~ DOUG GILES ON What OJ Simpson and George Costanza Could Teach Nancy Pelosi …. (townhall)
~ EXURBAN LEAGUE: “I’m glad the Press keeps insisting that Michelle Obama is the most gorgeous and glamorous woman ever to walk the face of the Earth. Because I wouldn’t get that from looking at her.” …. (exurbanleague)
~ THE CIA TO ISRAEL: Prep for a nuclear Iran. ‘Message is poorly informed estimate of Tehran’s intentions’ …. (realbarackobama)
~ THOSE UPPITY BAPTISTS! 4 arrested in plot to bomb NYC targets …. (creepingsharia)
~ ANDREW BOSTOM— Educating Charles Krauthammer on Hamas’ Ten Year “Truce” Offer …. (andrewbostom.org)
~ HOT VIDEO: Daniel Pipes and Frank Gaffney discuss “Lawfare” …. (IFP)
~ CLAUDIA ROSETT— George Eliot and the Iranian Bomb …. (pajamasmedia)
~ VERY GOOD NEWS— Muslim woman jailed for forcing daughters to marry …. (novascotiascott)
~ DUTCHISTAN NEWS— Wilders prosecution to go ahead: Dutch news.nl …. (IFP)
~ JEHAN’S TRUE COLOURS: How well I remember the “good old days,” when I was a smug leftist, and I attended an event where Anwar Sadat’s widow was feted by a Jewish women’s organization …. (scaramouche)
~ EGYPTIANS married to Israelis may have citizenship revoked …. (novascotiascott)
~ ISLAM IN AMERICA: the American Fifth Column …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ WANTED– MO’ BRIBE-LOOT— “UNRWA out for blood: Bernie Madoff’s dupes aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch these days. A portion of the massive UN bureaucracy that perpetuates the Palestinians’ “refugee” status has suffered dramatic finacial reversals and is demanding more blood money” …. (scaramouche)
~ PALESTINIAN Authority Plan Would Hand Control of Temple Mount to Iran, Saudi Arabia, Mordor …. (WZ)
~ DON’T BLAME Expatriate Copts for Holding a Rally in Front of the White House …. (vladtepesblog)
~ COLONEL NEVILLE— CAIRoid Ibrahim Hooper: Sharia is no Different than Jewish Law or Christian Law …. (ibloga.blog)
~ SEE NO EVIL— “The Obama administration sits on a report showing that at least 74 former Gitmo detainees have returned to the battle” …. (weeklystandard)
~ IT BEGINS WITH a prayer room, but rarely stops there …. (creepingsharia)
~ THE LATEST ON GEERT— The Weekly Wilders Round-Up …. (defendgeertwilders)
~ TERRY GLAVIN: Tell The Tyrants In Tehran: “The World Is Watching.” …. (transmontanus.blog)
~ TRUSTEE OF VIRGINIA ISLAMIC GROUP to Become Muslim Brotherhood Chief in Jordan …. (creepingsharia)
~ SCAMMING THE BRITS as easy as shooting fish in a barrel: The timesonline reports that some lads of the excitable persuasion may have entered the U.K. under false pretenses …. (scaramouche)
~ KILL THE JEWS! Palestinians Promised State With Jerusalem As It’s Capital? Obama has a plan and the whole world is going to pay for it …. (ibloga.blog)
~ PAKISTAN EXPANDING nuclear facilities, Now to include plutonium weapons …. (vladtepesblog)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Jewish suck-ups: Here in Canada Jewish officials are involved in a number of bizarro schemes aimed at ingratiating Jews with Muslims—Somali mentorship programs and the like. And in the U.S.? Same thing” …. (scaramouche)
~ BUT OF COURSE! Muslim groups want sharia law in Germany, warns Interior Minister …. (creepingsharia)
~ LONDON TERROR-BOMBING ringleader was spotted Six times but slipped through MI5’s net because of ‘limited resources’; Intelligence officials ‘laughed’ at al Qaeda 7/7 bomb link …. (dailymail, telegraph)
~ BULLYING-PRONE Turkish Government Challenged on Orthodox Properties …. (merecomments)
~ HAMAS SEES ’signals’ Obama will talk. Islamist group believes president changing Mideast policy …. (therealbarackobama)
~ SEMI-CLUELESS State Department Continues Islamist Outreach …. (ivp)
~ TASTEFUL Turkish Advertising Ready for Membership in the EU …. (americandigest)
~ MONTANA’S ‘BIG SKY GITMO’ shows off security features – to Al Jazeera …. (creepingsharia)
~ CORRECT! The “Arabs” Don’t Want Peace …. (mypetjawa)
~ DIANA WEST— “Eurabia Has a Capital: Rotterdam” …. (dianawest)
~ LOOSE NUKES FOR ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS? by Robert Maginnis. Pakistani nukes in U.S. sights? Also, Obama and Netanyahu kick the can down the road …. (humanevents)
~ CIVILIZED EGYPT: YouTube Clip Sparks Outrage Over Government’s Barbaric Methods of Slaughtering Pigs Seized From Christians …. (vladtepesblog)
~ SWISS MUSLIMS teach white people how to do racism the old fashioned way …. (vladtepesblog)
~ STEVE EMERSON— “Is repeatedly badmouthing the United States and fabricating an environment of a war against Muslims by the U.S. government a qualification for being sent on overseas travel at the taxpayers’ expense? The State Department and a U.S. university seem to think so.” …. (steveemerson)
~ ISRAELI TERROR Victims: The UN is a Terror Organization …. (vladtepesblog)
~ THOSE NOBLE SOMALI PIRATES: Avengers of Social Justice? …. (volokh.com)