– ITEM- Newsweek Editor: Iran Wants Nukes… But Only for Civilian Uses
– WISHFUL THINKING, combined with lies. Iran has itself said it’s making nuke material, to make bombs. Making mere power-plants would involve– say– thorium-based reactor technology, which does not lend itself easily to those handy-dandy byproducts needed for weapons-grade stuff. Of course, in the past, Iran blithely asserted their main heavy water production plant was making– wait for it– healthy bottled water for all those thirsty Iranians. Any lie in a storm to anything-but-reality Western media and politicians. ~
I am not Gamil Rodrigue Gharbi
~ TALES THAT STILL WAIT TO BE TOLD? To be fair, I’ve only seen a trailer of the Montreal Massacre movie ‘Polytechnique‘– but just in seeing the face of the bad guy, ‘Marc Lepine’, my ‘politically correct fairy-tales’ hackles went up. The actor has no beard.. looks like a skinny Edward Norton white guy.. not half-Algerian. More white-males are evil schtick?
The real Marc Lepine was a very troubled young man– son of an Algerian immigrant and a Montreal woman, born Gamil Rodrigue Gharbi, and raised with traditional Muslim ideas of the subservience of women. The father beat his family unmercifully, and when not violent, was emotionally and verbally merciless. Here’s a classic family and son torn between two worlds; a father-hating son; a mother-despising son; a person with no roots, certainty, other-love or self-love, profoundly disconnected from humanity– with a muddled mix of Islam, Roman Catholicism, and psychotic misery.
Turned down by the military; probably very few friends; a model student, an insecure male hostile to women and his parents; an accident waiting to happen.
I recall at the time all the University of Toronto feminists were as cheerfully loud as harpies over the massacre, as if to say “See? SEE?!? Males are evil; every one of them is a potential murderer and abuser! Testosterone poisoning! Ban guns! Women are so much more peaceful and better!”
We men (academic and pastoral sorts) were horrified, and even more so by the implication that it might have been any of us with that gun; we were no better than a murdering woman-hating monster. When I pointed out I was happily married, respected women, and had actually helped protect female family members from violence in the past– no matter. Severely infected with man-cooties: diagnosis– bad person.
No doubt the movie is uber-sensitive about the real man, so as not to even accidentally implicate Muslims, Islam, Algeria, immigrants, the official feminist version, or any other officially offendable off-limits.
I am not Gamil Rodrigue Gharbi. Never was, never will be. I hope I’m rather more like the good men and fathers and officers who helped the women and children first onto the Titanic’s lifeboats; the one who steps in to rip the head off a shooter, if I can, cost what it may, to save others. Not be herded calmly out of a room leaving only the women behind, alone with some weenie and his hate and a puny .22 semi-auto.
There’s lots more men out there who are the same: feminists may hate us or discount us or wish their malicious dreams were true, and that the Montreal Massacre was a simple morality tale to their liking, but reality is pretty much itself.
One wymynish reviewer says: “These 14 women died because of sexism and patriarchy and it dishonours their memory that this movie is not told from their perspective.” That is, Gamil Gharbi is a mere cypher– a sock-puppet, a character in the handy femi-narrative, proving the pre-ordained feminist point that men suck, it’s all about Marxist sexual and gender categories, as approved in the covens of feminist higher thought.
Again, I hope the movie disappoints my suspicions, but it would be a very brave writer and director indeed who would ever tell the full and uncorrected story. ~
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill
~ WHAT IS TEH BINKS reading/ listening to? For those of you who try to follow The WebElf in your style, thoughts, and interests, I’m currently listening to an Auduble.com version of Winston Churchill’s The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster. It’s long, but amazing stuff, read by Christian Rodska with a Winston-y accent, but not in caricature.
It details the post-WWI jellification of the Allies from victors to shruggers to appeasers. Prime Minister Sir Stanley Baldwin was the prime non-mover on Britain’s part, in allowing Germany to re-arm; in not holding Italy to account after Mussolini invaded Ethiopia; and in not supporting France when Herr Hitler bluffed his way back into the Rhineland, in violation of both the Treaties of Lucarno and Versailles, and showing Western resolve to be imaginary, when the Allies might still have acted to forestall WW2.
It sounds remarkably modern, in this time of Euro-appeasement, U.S. apologies, governing by polls instead of principles, and a general spinelessness on the national and international front on the part of free democracies. Despite his expertise, connections, and accurate warnings, Churchill was ignored until the latest moment– and millions upon millions would suffer and die in the 1940’s, all for the ideal of peace and love in the waffling 1930s. The result of appeasement, pacifism, and good intentions? The worst war in human history.
Mind you, Churchill was responsible for helping to lose the peace in Eastern Europe as Stalinism took over from Hitlerism– Yalta and beyond– where three men and their staffs divided up the post-war map like the spoils of a pirate voyage. That is but a reminder that no man is equal to all tasks, and the hero of on year may be the compromiser and partial villain of a later year.
The times are different, as are our enemies, but there is much wisdom to be gleaned from this fine series, whether on audio, or paper, or other format.
May God send us more Churchills in our hours of need. ~
– ITEM- IT’S ALL STEYN’S FAULT!– “Pressure has been growing for Ottawa and provinces to act in the wake of an erosion of private pension schemes and the drastic stock market downturn that has further undermined inadequate amounts saved in most Canadians’ RRSPs.”
– ITEM- The philosophy of personhood deniers
– ITEM- Feminists run away from explaining how partial birth abortion is not child abuse
– ITEM- WELL, THEY USE IT TO SELL EVERYTHING ELSE: Using Sex To Sell the Loss of Freedom
~ REMEMBER: Less children = less replacement workers, tax-payers, pension supporters, social-safety net providers. Condoms, prenatal infanticide, birth control pills and children as a bother? = a societal experiment with untold consequences. It’s a plundering of the long built-up financial and moral capital of our forebears, as if in one or two generations we decided to go on a personal and governmental Vegas-splurge, somehow imagining there’d never be consequences for all those lost weekends. Past generations have sought to build up, to make a better life and better world not only for themselves, but their children and grandchildren and generations to come. When we live to ourselves, the future doesn’t matter, as long as we get all the stuff and pleasure and comfort we imagine we deserve.
As Steyn warns, within a generation, the social safety nets of Western Europe and North America will start to unravel at high speed, including health care, pensions, government services, welfare, and so on. What kind of society will result? Will we continue to replace our own missing children and grandchildren with people form other countries? Which countries? To what end? Will they want to pay for the past promises of cradle-to-grave luxury as our socialist betters have established? Such questions leave no area of society, politics, community and individual life untouched and unchanged.
The unprecedented 1960s and 1970s Marxist/ feminist experiment separating love, sex, and marriage has given us this harvest of empty cradles, dead babies (100 000+ yearly in Canada), emotional and physical wreckage, and essential questions that just aren’t going away. That’s the Marxist point– to weaken the essential bonds of a society, one of the essential pillars to be toppled is family & reproduction, and the commitment of men and women to marriage, children, and the future. Such a weakened society is ripe for overthrow, control by The Party, and regimentation in service of the greater revolution, marching to some very highly unlikely, theoretical, but entrancing future paradise on earth.
The left promised more sexual freedom– whilst stealing the rest of our freedoms in exchange. You do the hokey-pokey, and you turn yourself around– but that’s not what it’s all about. It’s soft-fascism, the all-encompassing state, people doing things to you for your own good.
The various strains of radicals who hate babies and humanity in their various ways for their exalted reasons are inhumanists, hacking and burning their way through hard-won and time-tested institutions, traditions, and civilizational essentials without which any society cannot survive, thrive, or pass on the best of itself.
We’re part way through the collapse. Time will tell whether we can return and rebuild, or must continue along with the inhumanist logic which more and more seems to be the spirit of our dying civilization.
Zombies make for thrill-chill reading and movie-fun, but we’re becoming our own undead. Death: brain-eating: decay. A very grave situation, indeed. ~
Off To Munich, 2009?
– ITEM – Obama is Neville Chamberlain
– ITEM – The fruits of appeasement
– ITEM – Obama’s North Korean — and Iranian — Nuclear Test
– ITEM – North Korea detonates Obama’s inviting promises of appeasement
~ NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN was British Prime Minister a century too late. A Victorian gentleman, competent, hard-working, unimaginative, honourable– yet he came up against the scary new Nietzschian supermen of Germany, Italy, and the Soviet Union. He was not only therefore out of his depth, but at sea in a storm with monsters all about.
He came home from Munich on that notorious day with that infamous scrap of paper, speaking of “Peace For Our Time.” After all, poor Sir Neville had Hitler’s word and signature on it. Pinky-swear and everything– BFFs!
However, that was only the worst of several decisions we may lay at Mr. Chamberlain’s feet: the first was throwing over his experienced Foreign Secretary for disagreeing with the PMs appeasing foreign policy; repeatedly cold-shouldering Soviet offers to take on Germany when Hitler was still weak and re-arming; bungling the Abyssinia/ Italy affair; allowing Germany to repeatedly trample treaties, with no consequences; only realizing very late that Britain was almost fatally unprepared for the inevitable war. Added to this, a great overconfidence in his charm and ability; inexperience and narrowness of vision; and underestimation and misunderstanding of the threats facing his nation and the world; an inability to unite the nation, learn from criticism or opposing viewpoints. The two good things he did? Chamberlain Speed up British re-arming, and stepping aside in favour of Winston Churchill.
To be honest, I’m no scholar in this area, but I’d say that Obama shares many of the qualities, and not a few of the circumstances of Mr. Chamberlain. History resembles but does not repeat itself– but we may say that such a ‘leader’ as the inexperienced and overconfident Obama at a time when nukes are spreading, American power and reputation is waning, and the international situation complicated and unpredictable is the worst possible person for such times. China, Korea, Iran, Palestine-Israel; nuke proliferation; Russia and her intentions; the stealth and open Jihad.
It’s a mighty long list.
“Peace for our times.. because I’m nice, and good at grovelling”? Not so much. And worst of all, revolutionary Obama is rather more like a Adolf Chamberlain, in that he has more in common with nasty Nietzschian supermen than jolly old Victorian-era politicians. ~
– ITEM- Dome of the Rock.
~ THE MUSLIM JIHAD has a couple of basic principles: if it’s not yours, conquer it; if it once was Muslim, it still is, if temporarily in infidel hands; fifteen-hundred years is not to long to hold a grudge, or claim on something.
So in the 20th Century battle for Jerusalem, politics and faith are inextricable. Obama leaps in where fools fear to tread; Iran and Saudi propose they get to run the Temple Mount (just to get their hooks deeper in the Holy Land, and further antagonize Israel); the Muslim claims to Jerusalem as one of their holy places (based on some very shallow claims, more on conquest, and their general policy of taking over holy places to stake their claims and erase competing claims and other faiths from the mix.
Thus, we hear the usual one-sided Muslim account of the crusades as if it is established history; we see the deliberate and careful destruction of ancient remains on the Temple Mount by the Muslim authorities, to establish that it belongs to Muslims, and has for ever.
Since Islam was a cobbled-together religious system borrowing heavily from Judaism, Christianity, and local paganism, we also have the essential problem– the Temple was sacred because God told the Israelites to take the city, and alter told David to build a palace, and his son Solomon to build the one Temple, which would be God’s footstool on earth, adn the centre of sacrifice and worship of the God of Israel, Of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, in the heart of the promised land.
Later legend had it that Mount Moriah was the very site where God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac. So it was a holy place– originally, Muslims were told to pray towards Jerusalem; later, Mecca. But given the anti-Semitic hostility and ‘final prophet’ claims of Muhammed, the Muslims saw Jersualem as ‘rightly’ belonging to them. So the strange account of Muhammed’s nightflight to heaven ‘the Further Sanctuary’ on a man-headed horse name al-buraq was later said to refer to Jerusalem’s holy mountain: the hoof-print of the magic horse was said to be (amazingly enough) right where the old Holy of Holies inner sancuary of Herod’s rebuilt or Second Temple.
After the Jihad took over Jerusalem (AD 637), a simple mosque was set up on the Mount, but the Caliph realized that by comparison, Constantine’s glorious Basilica of The Holy Sepulchre— aside from the hundreds of other lovely and impressive cathedrals, monasteries, churches and Christian architecture throughout the region– left the Muslim faith looking shabby and small. The main church of Constantine’s Basilica itself had been razed in AD 614 by the Persians (only the domed portion over the tomb remained), and then all was utterly levelled by Arab Muslims in AD 1010. This second destruction, in part, helped to prompt the Crusades– on top of the ongoing conquest of Christian lands, and the pleas of the Byzantine Emperor.
The Caliph wanted something fancy, to dominate the city visually– according to Muslim historians, he ”sought to build for the Muslims a masjid that should be unique and a wonder to the world. And in like manner, is it not evident that Caliph Abd al-Malik, seeing the greatness of the martyrium of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and its magnificence was moved lest it should dazzle the minds of Muslims and hence erected above the Rock the dome which is now seen there.” Further,
“O my little son, thou has no understanding. Verily he was right, and he was prompted to a worthy work. For he beheld Syria to be a country that had long been occupied by the Christians, and he noted there are beautiful churches still belonging to them, so enchantingly fair, and so renowned for their splendour, as are the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the churches of Lydda and Edessa. So he sought to build for the Muslims a mosque that should be unique and a wonder to the world. And in like manner is it not evident that Caliph Abd al-Malik, seeing the greatness of the martyrium of the Holy Sepulchre and its magnificence was moved lest it should dazzle the minds of Muslims and hence erected above the Rock the dome which is now seen there.”
~ FREESPEECHING INFIDEL PROF Mark Mercer is up to all sorts of his usual rabble-rousing, trouble-making, and pre-criminal activities. This is his letter, published in the May CAUP Bulletin, in response to the dreary book review by Michael Boudreau featured in the April issue– “Even academics spout ‘nonsense’”.. “The idea that freedom of expression needs to be balanced against protection for minorities is nonsense. It doesn’t cease to be nonsense just because academics, human rights commissioners, lawyers and judges repeat it endlessly.”
~ HETEROCENTRIST THEOCRAT takes on my comments which took on his comments …. (kennethhynek)
~ WONDERS Mark Steyn: What Are We Stimulating?…. (nationalreview)
~ A SONG FOR ‘Sploding ‘Slamists: “When Mark Steyn sat in for Wendy and Mike the other week, he spun this tune–one of the songs he’d hoped to put on his album, “Songs for Swinging Sexists,” if he ever got around to making it” …. (scaramouche)
~ MARK STEYN – Live Free or Die – The 44th president’s multi-trillion-dollar budget, the first of many, adds more to the national debt than all the previous 43 presidents combined, from George Washington to George Dubya …. (hillsdale.edu)
~ FEEL THE EXCITEMENT— Monday, the President ate a burger …. (macleans.ca)
~ TODAY’S Mark Madness: Links Steynian …. (walker)
~ IT’S ALL STEYN’S FAULT!– “Pressure has been growing for Ottawa and provinces to act in the wake of an erosion of private pension schemes and the drastic stock market downturn that has further undermined inadequate amounts saved in most Canadians’ RRSPs.” …. (theglobeandmail)
~ THREE GREAT editorial comments on censorship in Canada …. (ezralevant)
~ VIA THE EZ— Two vids from Nanaimo …. (ezralevant.com)
~ VANCOUVER Island and 24 Sussex Drive …. (ezralevant)
~ COPYBOOK GODS— “Waiting For the Ezra Levant Exhibit” …. (godscopybook.blog)
~ EZRA LEVANT: the cynical saga of the make-believe Nazis continues …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ EZRA LEVANT IS “THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF” says Azeezah at Muslim Lookout. Perhaps Azeezah has forgotten that the third time in the story, there actually was a wolf? …. (muslimlookout.org)
~ A BLAST the past: Super-sleuth Ezra Levant has tracked down John Beattie, who, back in the mid-1960s, was a semi-soused loser and the self-styled leader of Canada’s Nazi Party. Despite its grandiose name, it was largely a party of one—Beattie himself—until some Jews got hold of him and boosted his fortunes (and, as it turns out, even gave him room and board) …. (scaramouche)
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Laureen Harper and me at 24 Sussex; Multiculturalism and immigration; Want to know why I’m concerned about Obama?; Funny, I share similar reactions; More on Obama at Notre Dame …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ ON JASON KENNEY— The maple leaf of decency …. (spectator)
~ JEWISH LEADER puzzled by inability to find anything offensive about children’s toy …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ LEVIATHAN OVER ALL! No Religion Without Sexual Permission; Critics Charge U.K. Equality Bill is About “Ideological Coercion” and Will “Reintroduce Discrimination into the Workplace” …. (socon.ca, LSN)
~ DID THE EARTH JUST MOVE? Iggy just visited Nova Scotia …. (novascotiascott)
~ YET ANOTHER tragic, romantic (and dangerous) Leftist myth turns out to be a based on a cynical lie …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ BRASS BALLS Radio: Memorial Day Edition …. (girlontheright)
~ MP JASON KENNEY denounces “new anti-Semitism” …. (novascotiascott)
~ PSEUDOGAMY— “Because people build up a history of play-marriages that end in wreckage, complete with the thorny sexual roots pulled up violently out of the soul, they are primed for yet another wreck, in divorce; they (we) are damaged goods. We end up treating marriage as but a continuation of what we knew before marriage, and can hardly help doing so, until perhaps the grace of God intervenes”; Pseudogamy 102 …. (merecomments)
~ THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Of The Socially Progressive Nanny State …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ THE NEXT CANUCKI Prime Minister supports gag laws …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ THE UNPLEASANT H.G Wells: Godfather of American Liberalism, With Added Bonus Eugenics, Anti-Capitalism and Totalitarian Wet Dreams …. (conservativeinthecloset.blog)
~ HOLLYWOOD’S Missing Movies– Why American films have ignored life under communism …. (reason.com)
~ CALIFORNIA upholds gay marriage ban …. (examiner)
~ SMALL DEAD Animals: Media Terminology Update …. (CitC)
~ BILL INTRODUCED in the US House of Representatives To withhold United States funding from the United Nations Human Rights Council …. (eyeontheun)
~ MOTHER CORP™ (the CBC) has sinned, and narry a word in the Canadian blogosphere? This scandal couldn’t be more right wing friendly – it’s got xenophobic Quebecois, Obama jokes, racism, the CBC, and nanny-state speech regulations – what do you want, a freaking bow on it? …. (rjjago)
~ VIA SHAIDLE— ‘David Frum was never much of a thinker’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ SO JUST HOW MUCH religious liberty would the gay rights movement take away? It’s up to them …. (nro)
~ FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: The Semper Fi Fund, Mark Steyn on the President’s Speech, and Dueling Law School Deans Discuss Gitmo …. (hughhewitt)
~ NDP MP Tables ‘Peace Bill’ …. (mitchieville)
~ VIA MARK SHEA— “Guy Arraigned as Heretic in British Press… for stating an inconvenient fact backed up by the John Jay report here in the US. He has sinned against the sanctity of gay sex! Burn him!” …. (markshea.blog)
~ PART-NATIVE RIGHT GIRL— “We screwed up, give us money!” …. (girlontheright)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Human rights” S.O.S.: Sensing that Ontarians may be out for HRC blood, a card-carrying member of the grievance industry (she runs a Toronto legal clinic for Chinese and South Asians) lashes out in the Sunday Star” …. (scaramouche)
~ THE UK CRISIS & The danger of the wrong kind of revolution …. (spectator)
~ RIGHT GIRL ON Liberal Moral Relativism …. (girlontheright)
~ SHAIDLE— Right Wing Radio Week in Review: May 18 – 22 …. (examiner)
~ WELL, THEY USE IT TO SELL EVERYTHING ELSE: Using Sex To Sell the Loss of Freedom …. (instapundit)
~ SHIRE NETWORK NEWS— 163 Podcast Looks For Its Mojo …. (snnsite)
~ MONTREAL, May 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A leaked memo from Development & Peace (D&P) reveals that even after an investigation into its funding of pro-abortion groups, the organization – an official arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) – still denies any wrongdoing …. (socon.ca)
~ ONE OF THE MORE odious notions of the modern age is that the government grants us our rights …. (godscopybook)
~ REMEMBER, KIDS— ‘Diversity dictates that one never identify the central facts of public life…’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ POPISTICAL Knights Pledge Defence of Religious Liberty …. (noapologies)
~ LIBERAL LEADER COUNT Michael Ignatieff has issued a blunt response to Canadians who emailed him in the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion in Canada, concerning Canada’s abortion laws …. (socon.ca)
~ IN SRI LANKA, UN Staff Languish in Jail, Abused, While UN Stays Silent …. (eyeontheun)
~ CARNIVOROUS GOVGEN Michaelle Jean strikes a blow for the seal hunt …. (nationalpost)
~ ATHEOCRACY: I believe in no God …. (anglocath.blog)
~ CORRECTING HISTORY— Putting “Hitler’s Pope” to rest once again …. (kennethhynek)
~ THE PRECARIOUS epistemological status of white people …. (ghostofaflea)
~ A CHALLENGE to artists world wide …. (vladtepesblog)
~ SOCON.CA: “MSM Increasingly Irrelevant Because of Ideological Prohibitions from Reporting the News– Pro-life free speech was suppressed” …. (socon.ca)
~ BRITISH CUNNING— The pub now has a “smoking research centre” on the premises, where regulars fill in a questionnaire about their smoking habits and then proceed to enjoy a smoke and a drink as their free-born ancestors did for centuries …. (godscopybook)
~ ELLIOTT & KLEES wrong on human rights …. (noapologies)
~ POP QUIZ: identify ten insanely stupid and evil things in the following …. (anglocath.blog)
~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— The sexualisation of heresy: “The Equality Bill currently going through Parliament is the latest and potentially most oppressive attempt to impose politically acceptable attitudes and drive out any that fall foul of these criteria” …. (spectator)
~ CRAZY QUEBEC— “Evils Of Theocratic Secular Humanism Must Be Exposed” …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ LOOKS LIKE DICK WARMAN has some real competition: “The Man Who Sues” …. (neatorama)
~ BEST BEFORE DATE PASSED? “Brand name obsolescence: BCF has alerted me to an article in Saturday’s Toronto Star which questions the relevance of the “brand name” for Canadian Jewry, the Canadian Jewish Congress, on the occasion of its 90th anniversary” …. (scaramouche)
~ NOT ALL RELIGIONS are created equal …. (socon.ca)
~ ORWELL’S TEATIME— “I hope you’ll forgive me for thinking, but, it has occurred that the US left, including the Catholic left, is gaga over Obama because he is the first “African-American” president” …. (anglocath.blog)
~ IS THAT STICK UP Rod Dreher’s butt organic and locally grown? …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ NDP MP WANTS To Extend “Human Rights” Abuse Even Further …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ IGGY ON THE MOVE: An irrepressible Liberal spinmeister/pitbull with inside info can’t help spilling the beans about his fearless leader’s plans to bring down the Harper Conservatives–and soon; and “What hypocrites the Liberals are. For more than four decades, the Liberal Party of Canada has deliberately confused its policies with our national interest, then labelled as “un-Canadian” anyone who disagreed with them” …. (scaramouche, p2bc)
~ SOCON ADVICE To The Conservative Party …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ THE RIGHT OF Medical Conscience to Go to Court …. (wesleyjsmith)
~ SMUG CANADA— Guatemala: Mayan Activists Protest Dirty Deeds of a Canadian Mining Giant …. (boingboing)
~ DOUG GILES— Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate …. (clashradio)
~ MORE TAXES— TORONTO- The pension crisis has sparked calls for a universal pension plan to cover Canadian workers without employer-sponsored pensions …. (family.blog)
~ CAN’T WE JUST get along? Michael Kinsley in the Washington Post on Carrie Prejean’s views on gay marriage and whether they matter …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ WHEN POWER ERODES Justice: Stolen Lives In China …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ CANADIAN think-tank that spent tax-dollars plagiarizing US copyright lobby press-materials ignored its own expert’s conflicting research; Plagiarism At The Conference Board of Canada …. (boingboing, sda)
~ WAITING FOR THE Barbarians: What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? …. (anglocath.blog)
~ BY THEIR FRUITS… Proposition 8 Upheld by California Supreme Court. Episcopal Bishop Cries Foul …. (a-m)
~ DIGNIFYING ourselves to death …. (pblosser.blog)
~ HERE’S A BOOK Perez Hilton and Barack Obama Should Read …. (proudtobecanadian)
~ SORRY, SORRY.. “left the logic thingy on again– “It’s just that, if the perverts and godless heathen savages in Britain are “upset” that the “Equalities Commission” has appointed a believing Christian as a member” …. (anglocath.blog)
~ POLITICIZED “Science” Advocates Want to “Shut Down” Dissenting Voices …. (wesleyjsmith)
~ UPPITY Daniel Hannan: UK MP Money Scandal Small Potatoes- EU Member Rep Spending Far Worse …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ ORWELL’S PICNIC keeps up the hate & fear: “Abortion and the Will to Power” …. (anglocath.blog)
~ WOMAN ARE LIBERATED and unhappy. Men are confined and unhappy. Oh gender warfare, how do I not love thee? …. (prowomanprolife)
~ REASON ISN’T JUST SLEEPING… the Left is bound and determined to beat it to death while it lay in bed …. (pw)
~ PRO-MURDER advocates telling elected officials what to do? “Pro-Abort Activists Pressure NB Health Minister To Resign” …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ THE PAIN IN SPAIN— “Let’s not deny them the right to freely copulate” …. (anglocath.blog)
~ PROTEIN WISDOM— The Death of Literary Studies …. (pw)
~ MEMORIAL DAY And The Mirror Of Hope …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ VIA SHAIDLE— “There’s certainly a ‘native/aboriginal’ community out there. They all agree that they’re natives, they say you have to believe in a pantheon of Hollywood Indian crap, and they’re very happy to say that if you don’t believe in that crap, you’re not native” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ SOWELL— Our Confused Age: “Our society is moving steadily in the direction where no one is responsible for what he himself did while we all are responsible for what somebody else did” …. (nro)
~ UNABASHED TRUDEAU-WORSHIP is one of the more bizarre but little noticed – by outsiders – phenomenons of Canadian life …. (godscopybook.blog)
~ ALBERTA, the provincial Tories are amending the ‘parental rights’ section of their shiny new Bill 44 before it becomes law. Now if only they would amend Bill 44’s HRC section …. (walker)
~ ACTION DINO: “I will not do penance for a crime of someone else’s commission” …. (MaD)
~ THE NYT: SMARTER than you! “In the words of Kathy Shaidle: Journalists: Our intellectual and moral superiors” …. (markshea.blog)
~ THE FIRST American Prime Minister In White Sheets …. (sda)
~ LIBERAL CRACK— “As most of you have probably heard, the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, an amendment to that state’s constitution which states that the only marriages California will officially recognize will be those between a man and a woman” …. (themcj.com)
~ BILL MAHAR Assaults God of the Old Testament, Meacham Merely Jokes He Was ‘Cheneyesque’ …. (newsbusters)
~ COPYBOOK GODS— David Frum’s Roman Ways …. (godscopybook.blog)
~ SOL ZAKAY, the billionaire property tycoon, is the latest entrepreneur to quit Britain after the introduction of a 50% tax rate on high earners …. (sda)
~ MO’ GET RELIGION— God and the NYC terror plot …. (gr)
~ MARK SHEA— Rich People Want to Cull the Herd …. (markshea.blog)
~ LIBERALS STILL amazed that women and minorities are qualified to do things—all on their own! …. (proudtobecanadian)
~ HELP IN HARD TIMES— Big Pharma Loves You: Free Viagra for the Unemployed! …. (neatorama)
~ ECO-MESSIANISM— The Canadian most trusted to blow smoke: David Suzuki …. (p2bc)
~ THE COMPUTER models that predict significant global warming from carbon dioxide cannot reproduce these temperature changes …. (MaD)
~ THROTTLE AN environmentalist. But take care to wash your hands when you are done! …. (ghostofaflea)
~ ECO-STUPID! “Light Cars Are Dangerous Cars: And other unintended consequences of strict fuel-economy standards.” …. (wsj.com)
~ COOL RAGS! — Che + Heart + Cowbell = World’s Most Popular T-Shirt …. (peoplescube)
“What did Obama do? He went and joined a deeply pathological church that repeated the trauma of his childhood, so two wrongs made a Wright! Paranoid, delusional, spiritually fractured, riven by projection, and driven by the chimera of “black unity.” Of course he wants Unity, for he wants to clean up after the mess his parents made. But he is the mess, and now he’s trying to cure himself by making a mess of the country.”
~ One Cosmos ~
~ THE SCARY-BAD Judge Sotomayor and Five Million Criminal Votes for Obama; Sotomayor and Her Radical Liberal Legal Group; Is Sonia Sotomayor’s Bronx Tale The Only One Worth Telling?; Obama’s Pet Judicial Activist Passes La Raza Litmus Test Among Others …. (canadafreepress)
~ OBAMA IS STEALING PRIVATE BUSINESSES: “Tyranny is now the USA’s reality, with Totalitarianism as its form of government”; More evidence emerges that Chrysler Dealer closings was politically motivated …. (atlasshrugs2000, americanthinker)
~ THE FRUITS of appeasement …. (melaniephillips)
~ DEFEATING a Hitler with nukes: Nothing else matters …. (americanthinker)
~ NEW NEW MEDIA— InstaVision: Obama Confesses, “We’re Out of Money” … Megan McArdle & Alison Fraser join Glenn …. (pjtv.com)
~ OBAMA DOES the Impossible: Makes European Men Seem Manly …. (canadafreepress)
~ ANTICIPATION AND PREVENTION vs DENIAL AND DISASTER— The LA Times had a story a few days ago that basically attacked Dick Cheney for saying that the Bush Administration actions saved lives …. (drsanity.blog)
~ CARDINAL GEORGE on President Obama & Conscience Clauses …. (merecomments)
~ NARCISSUS & ECHO: Obama And The Mainstream Media …. (americanthinker)
~ RAHM NO CHUM: Some Jews I know rejoiced at having an Israeli-born Jew—Rahm Emanuel—in the White House. I wasn’t one of them. Turns out my hesitations about him—that he’s a leftwing ideologue of the Peace Now persuasion who would do us dirt at the first opportunity—have panned out, as evidenced by this profile in Newsweek …. (scaramouche)
~ FIRST CAME The Marxist, Then Came The Czars …. (sda)
~ A NEW BLOG— Chrysler Dealership Campaign Donation Information …. (chryslerdealershipshutdown.blog)
~ THE UNION’S Pyrrhic Victory Over Capitalism …. (americanthinker)
~ PRESS #2 for Sotomayor (with update from the Black Informant); Questioned about the religious affiliation of President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, the White House replied: “Judge Sotomayor was raised as a Catholic and attends church for family celebrations and other important events.” …. (fivefeetoffury, cc)
~ IS THERE NOTHING That The Car-Salesman-In-Chief Can’t Do? The axe swings wide at Obama Motors …. (sda)
~ TIME TO CRANK UP THAT DIPLOMACY! — It may be time to bring Obama’s diplomatic outreach to Iran to a the next higher hopeychangey level….And, while you’re at it crank up the psychological denial, too …. (drsanity.blog)
~ THOSE PUBLIC ENEMY-LISTS? Department of Homeland Security ‘Extremism’ report ‘tip of the iceberg’ says Richard Thompson, chief of the Thomas More Law Center …. (worldnetdaily)
~ DIVORCE DECREE: The Left V The Rest Of Us …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ HUGH HEWITT— “President Obama Wants You To Know That Nothing Is Ever His Fault.” …. (hughhewitt)
~ ‘BAMA BUDDIES Ayers/Dorhn and the politics of race– The dynamite duo and their selective outrage …. (americanthinker)
~ WHO WROTE “Dreams of My Father” and Why Does It Matter? …. (CitC)
~ NEVADA Governor to Obama: “I’m not interested in a handshake. I’m interested in an apology.” …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ ENVIROID Economic Strangulation, By: Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson — The OPR (Obama/Pelosi/Reid) War on Energy …. (frontpagemag)
~ DOES THE POTUS use straw men more than Republicans? …. (hotair.com)
~ ANDREW BREITBART details why a leftward-leaning Hollywood is dangerous for America …. (tv.nationalreview)
~ O THE DESTROYER – If somebody were deliberately trying to undermine the very fabric of these United States, he would do just about everything Barack Obama already has begun to do as president …. (spectator)
~ MOE LANE: How is that wgole ‘undivided government’ thing working out for corporate America? …. (instapundit)
~ ROGER KIMBALL— “Why you should oppose Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court” …. (rogerkimball)
~ WHILE OBAMA SLEPT— “Fetch the comfy chair! U.N. Security Council passes new toothless resolution; Update: N. Korea fires two more short-range missiles” …. (malkin)
~ HOPE AND CHANGE: More Women Buying & Carrying Weapons. Well, I view it as a positive change …. (instapundit)
~ IDIOT ABROAD— Obama’s North Korean — and Iranian — Nuclear Test …. (claudiarosett)
~ SCULLY: You know the numbers, $1.7 trillion debt, a national deficit of $11 trillion. At what point do we run out of money? …. (pajamasmedia)
~ MAFIA-MEDIA— NYT Warns GOP: Don’t Challenge Obama’s Supreme Court Pick …. (newsbusters)
~ THE OPRAH CHOICE— ‘Empathy’ Standard Nominee– Obama can count on Judge Sonia Sotomayor to indulge her own liberal biases …. (nationalreview)
~ OBVIOUSLY, THE PLACE IS A HOTBED OF RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM: Canadian TV rapped for Obama assassination joke …. (instapundit)
~ OBAMA and the Elderly: Do As I Say …. (pajamasmedia)
~ WHILE OBAMA DOZED…. Cyberwar is now a fact of life in 21st Century wars. Actual and potential enemies of America already know the dimensions of Cyberwar and have moved into full combat …. (americanthinker)
~ DAVID BROOKS Mocks Victims of Obama’s ‘Enhanced Negotiating Techniques’; Conveniently Forgetting His Own Victimhood …. (newsbusters)
~ ORWELL’S PICNIC— Obama and Cherie …. (anglocath.blog)
~ BRAVE NEW Obama World Turned Upside Down …. (therealbarackobama)
~ LEFT-WING Ardor for Show Trials, Closing Gitmo Prison Revealed in Needy Rhetoric …. (newsbusters.org)
~ PRESIDENT Obama’s rhetoric calling for dialogue on abortion is pretty meaningless …. (prowomanprolife)
~ THE TROUBLE WITH gas sippers: Obama’s new fuel efficiency rules kick the car companies while they’re down—and don’t appeal to the public either …. (macleans.ca)
~ KATE @ SDA— “Barack Obama is like the fifth largest tweeter?” …. (sda)
~ SCRAM MUSH— “As William Kristol notes, Obama thinks he’s going to make a breakthrough via sheer force of personality; Tiny totalitarian’s turn: Obama has “reached out” to nutjob; now, nutjob’s returning the favour and “reaching out” to Obama” …. (scaramouche)
~ HEY, CANADA, You Voted For Him …. (sda)
~ BIG HOLLYWOOD: The Wussification of America …. (CitC)
~ THE STONE AGE Economics of the Left: Who Would Jesus Bail Out? …. (onecosmos.blog)
~ NORTH KOREA CHEERFULLY DETONATES Obama’s inviting promises of appeasement …. (frontpagemag)
~ HILARY WHITE: Yeah, so? What’s your point? …. (anglocath.blog)
~ OBAMA BACKTRACKS from Bush’s support for Israel ‘growth’. Netanyahu clashes with White House on West Bank construction …. (therealbarackobama)
~ GEE, D’YA THINK?.. Obama says dangerous Guantanamo prisoners might be big problem …. (scaramouche)
~ TOMMY DOUGLAS: Importing Incompetence– Obama is about to find out* socialized health care’s dirty little secret. Nobody needs to be a doctor …. (sda)
~ I GUESS YOU HAD TO BE THERE .. The Barack Obama Celebrity Roast …. (iowahawk)
~ AMERICAN DIGEST— Memorial Day Planting Project at White House …. (americandigest)
~ PEOPLE’S CUBE— “Al-Qaeda Kidnaps Obama’s Teleprompter” …. (thepeoplescube)
~ IOWAHAWK— Special Guest Opinion by the three-week old Newsweek magazine From the pile at your dentist’s office …. (iowahawk)
“A disturbing number of our fellow citizens not only believe that Islamic terrorists are not engaged in a global war against Western civilization (or “civilization,” for short), but that the United States government itself engineered 9-11, or that the war on terror is really being waged to enrich George Bush and his friends. Obviously there can be no heroes in such a world, only scoundrels and dupes.”
~ Gagdad Bob ~
~ EXCESS OF EVIL— “Just as John Bolton predicted, the NORKs have dropped another nuke. A sales presentation to jihadis purchasing nukes. North Korea is the nuke go-to guys for the global jihad”; In light of North Korea’s latest atomic weapons test, a reminder of what we are dealing with …. (atlasshrugs2000, ghostofaflea)
~ NEXT WEEK Israel is to conduct a five day civil defense drill …. (ghostofaflea)
~ BAD BOOK REVIEW— Radical Muslims guilty of firebomb plot on publisher of Prophet Mohammed book …. (canadafreepress)
~ GEERT WILDERS up close– From the International Free Press Society …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ THE USUAL suspects feel insulted …. (mooseandsquirrel)
~ ‘HONOUR KILLINGS’ a sordid crime, says UK Judge …. (novascotiascott)
~ PRISONERS of Islamic Jew Hatred …. (andrewbostom)
~ KINDLY TEHRAN rolled out the treasured mouthpiece Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right) to speak falsely re the Kim Jong-Il regime nuke test …. (rbo)
~ PENTAGON: Yes, one in 7 released from Gitmo really do return to jihad …. (JiWa)
~ INCEST-Y: Great news: over half UK Pakistanis married to first cousins …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ SAVVY Taliban winning the media war: They may be a bunch of ragtag primitifs hell-bent on setting back the clock to the 7th Century, but according to Foreign Policy, the Taliban are running rings around American sophisticates, communication-wise …. (scaramouche)
~ JIHADIS SHAKE in their boots as Canada’s first domestic terrorism conviction lands.. a 2½ year prison sentence? …. (ghostofaflea)
~ NEW EVIDENCE Points to Hezbollah in Hariri Murder …. (eyeontheun)
~ ALL MUSLIM children should be removed from their homes …. (girlontheright)
~ GATES OF VIENNA— U.S. Policy and Geopolitics of Jihad: The Green Corridor in the Balkans …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ NEW YORK TIMES Vomits Up Saudi Arabian “Rehab for Terrorists” Propaganda …. (closet.blog)
~ SHAIDLE— ‘Because Sean Hannity Would Herd Jews Into Railcars If Given The Chance’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ THE WAY AHEAD: While Tom and the other interfaith dhummbis are being dined though not wined in Jeddah, the official organization of the ummah—the OIC—has gathered in the same town to figure out the best way to advance its interests. Its conclusion: what’s needed is more cries of “Islamophobia,” more taqiyaah, and lots more totalitarianism …. (scaramouche)
~ FRONTPAGE— Iran’s Annihilation of Israel: Made in America …. (frontpagemag)
~ AUGEAN STABLES offers a blockbuster post on Islam in Rotterdam. The following passage from a quoted piece should be cited every time Tariq Ramadan speaks anywhere about anything; let alone when he is valorised by “the left” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ THE SLAUGHTER: More honour killings in Europe than previously believed …. (novascotiascott)
~ TAKING THEIR WORD FOR IT— “CAIRO – British Foreign Secretary David Miliband asserted on Thursday, May 21, that the Iraq war creates prejudice against his country just as the Crusades and the colonial powers’ failure to create two states in Palestine” …. (scaramouche)
~ TERROR RAID: Police Raid Apartment, 2 In Custody …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ LOST HEROES of the War on Terror: Gallant Deeds and Untold Tales …. (pajamasmedia)
~ SHARIA Watch: Facebook = haram! …. (malkin)
~ DELIGHTFUL EGYPT— Copts detained “as ‘scapegoats’ to draw the attention from the scandal of the Arab attack on the … Abu Fana Monastery”.. When monks were abducted, tortured, and forced to spit on the cross; Deir Abu Fana, or the Monastery of the Cross; 2008, redux: “4th-century Egyptian monastery attacked by armed Muslims” …. (JIwA)
~ NEWSWEEK Editor: Iran Wants Nukes…But Only for Civilian Uses …. (newsbusters)
~ PARIS (JTA) — A French magazine featuring a handcuffed Jewish murder victim on its cover was ordered removed from sales racks; An Anti-Semitic Crime: Same Scenario, Same Target …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ ANOTHER dhimmi falls for the Saudi con: The wily Wahhabi potentate has bamboozled another Westerner—ivory-tower Trudeaupian, Thomas Axworthy. Currently enjoying the King’s largesse at a swanky confab in Jeddah, S.A. …. (scaramouche)
~ THE JIHADI virus in our jails …. (malkin)
~ IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS Of Tasnim Aslam “Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence” …. (sda)
~ WILL SYNAGOGUE BOMBING Plotters Become Poster Boys for Universal Healthcare? …. (newsbusters)
~ FINDERS, KEEPERS! “Al-Quds or bust: Despite the reality that Al-Quds isn’t mentioned by name—no, not even once—in their holy book, Muslims in far-off Indonesia, we are told by Wahhabi news site Islam Online, are pining, yearning, aching like crazy for the city” …. (scaramouche)
~ GREECE: Muslim associations sue policeman for allegedly desecrating a Koran …. (jihadwatch)
~ JEWS MUST Defend Themselves Against Iran …. (pajamasmedia)
~ VIDEO: Yousef al-Khattab Calling for Sharia and Jihad on Streets of NYC …. (WZ)
~ ISLAM’S Sacred Stone of Mecca… by Lennard James …. (islam-watch.org)
~ SCARAMOUCHE: “Everybody in whole cell block was dancin’ to the jihad rock: Phyllis Chesler isn’t at all surprised that the four lowlifes who wanted to blow up a New York synagogue “reverted” to Islam while in prison, since the faith can hold particular appeal for such dudes” …. (scaramouche)
~ COWARDLY CUSTARDS— “If We Now Kill Schoolgirls, You Shouldn’t Be Surprised” …. (jihadwatch)
~ IF THE Terrorists Misinterpret Islam …. (pajamasmedia)
~ OPENING THE DOOR to da’wa: One of many buildings people can visit this weekend during Doors Open Toronto, an annual city event, is a downtown mosque. The mosque, in a former bank building, belongs to the Muslim Association of Canada, which Maclean’s magazine has described as “a group openly supportive of the international Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood, and its founder Hassan al Banna.” …. (scaramouche)