Steynian 360

Gothic_1722402_053Express Elevator To Hell.. Going Down!

– ITEM – The rise of Obama has seen an increase in the boldness of America’s enemies

– ITEM – Hard Evidence! Proof That Obama’s Hawaii and Chicago Communist Networks Were Linked?

~ IN ALL SINCERITY, I think even the most conspirazoid giant tinfoil hatted moobat truther out there cannot imagine or plumb the depths of what Obama is up to, or how low he can go.

minimorphAs Morpheus says in The Matrix, “Free your mind.” Not that the POTUS is actually up to all we can imagine, but that what we might imagine can’t keep up to the whole story, if the whole truth ever comes out. No former President ever imagined the Office he was elected to the way this man does. Hopped up on Communism, racism, criminal and Chicago Machine mentality, he’s cynically bent on turning the US into the USSA, a giant criminal organization to them what stands to profit thereby.

I confess my own limitations of imagination in foreseeing what the Worst President Ever would get up to in so short a time. Stealing Chrysler? The Oval Office with an enemy list? Politicizing the smallest matters? Using racist thugs to scare voters? Nominating and shoving into office a most astonishingly bald-faced parcel of crooks, creeps, commies, and crackpots, which would make Tamanny Hall or the Mafia itself blush? Just the beginning, I fear. I put nothing beyond his smiling evil, and the connivance of his cronies– and we’d better be afraid for a stolen election in 2012, unless ACORN gets gutted, and fast.

The Round World

On the international front, his imaginary foreign policy has no clear principles, or direction, or reality-based approach. Obama’s open pandering to the enemies of Western Civilization, freedom, and all free peoples everywhere is beyond treacherous appeasement. The open abandonment of Israel is damnable, and foreshadows possible nuclear war, and/ or Ahminajihad’s longed-for Holocaust II.

We’ve survived worse before, but nukes in the balance in an interconnected world make things more immediate and serious. A new and radioactive Pearl Harbour or London Blitz might be met with surrender and begging for terms, not to mention the effect a nuke-backed Jihad would have on weaker nations.

America is not on a slippery slope– it’s in free-fall to an unknown depth. The world currently has few great leaders, and a multitude of serious threats. God rules over all, and yet he also uses the very best efforts and people we can offer up in times of peace and war.

Malicious mediocrity and mendacity rather serves another lord, and the coming of a darker kingdom. ~


UnCaring HealthCare

– ITEM – Obamacare Will Lead To A U-Turn On Life-Expectancy

– ITEM – Say “NO” to Obamacare. POTUS would say it’s time to “get in their face”, oppose the redistribution-of-the wealth health care scheme

~ THE BARE MINIMUM of wisdom is to learn from your own mistakes; ’tis better to learn from the errors of others; best to avoid such by wisdom and prudence.

Canada and the UK have two generations of socialist health-care (rationing), and cemeteries full of proof of the results. Like any giant government-funded arm of the state, it depends on lots of taxes and taxpayers, and not too many sick people. Hence, our ageing de-childrenated Western societies are hardly in the position to keep such top-heavy health-care running at a very high level.

Such systems punish nurses, doctors, and patients; severely ration health-care, create waiting-lists even for life-threatening conditions, and begin to remove care from the elderly, seriously ill, smokers, overwieght, and other ‘unworthy’ health-care lottery candidates. Our local doctor has 5000 patients; should he retire, that would mean probably 2/3 of those people would have to use the local Emergency Department for their general health-needs, prescription renewals, and check-ups– and that’s AFTER three other local satellite hospitals in a 50-mile radius were closed down because of government-decided ‘cost-overruns’. All that further weakens the already over-burdened and cutback hospitals, and extends waiting-times even further.

Hurry Up & Wait

Waiting for prompt chemo or surgery? Heart treatment? CAT-scan? Hip or knee replacement? End-of-life care? A second or third opinion? Tests in hospital? Good luck with that– unless you’re lucky, really insistent, or have a great doctor. Here in Canada if we want fast efficient tests, surgery, or other treatment.. we go to the U.S., not our own health-care waiting lines. If America becomes another health-care waste-land? Oh dear.

Sure, once we get the treatment, the basic stuff is free, so you’re not bankrupted by emergency surgery… but the U.S. could institute catastrophic insurance without setting up the nightmare of socialized medicine, bureaucratized, slow, and overpriced, taxing everyone for a worse outcome. Most of our docs and nurses are heroes up here– because they have to fight the system, as well as fight for the patients and healing.

After all, there’s a reason America already leads the world in innovation, and has the best medical system ever. “Just tweaking it” just may break it, and the costs will be trillions, and in waiting-lines, and dead patients, and overburdened families caring for people improperly diagnosed, poorly treated, prematurely released, or even dying.

It gets worse: a socialized health care system is very, very expensive. Expect new and hidden taxes, user fees, and endless price increases. ~


Gubmint Motors

– ITEM – “Just Say No To Government Motors and Obamacars.”

~ DISAGREE WITH Government Motors (GM)? As Hugh Hewitt says, dump stock, don’t buy the cars, and send a clear message to the Red House that this won’t do. Says blogger Bovian Bloviator:

“Now that two of the big-three auto makers are government-run entities, who in his right mind would buy one from them, other than those who also believe the Post Office, Amtrak and Medicare are the ne plus ultra of quality and service?”

In our Trudeaupian experiment 1968-1982ish, we had all sorts of nationalized companies. They ALL lost money, went bankrupt, or were eventually sold at a massive loss to the public: PetroCan, CN, Via Rail, Air Canada, all the rest. Nice in theory, but businessmen and women– not bureaucrats or their political masters– know better how to run businesses, customer service, and all the rest– at the risk of their own money.

In the case of CanGov-run Via Rail, for example, two out of three employees sat in offices, and never had anything to do directly with trains; the schedules were set without reference to passenger convenience, usage patterns, 9-5 work hours, or even the rising environmental movement (one day-liner car replaces 70+ cars). Ridership collapsed, but the bureaucracy lingered on even as most of the routes were cut back or eliminated.

That’s nationalization for ya. ~

Serenity NOW!

– ITEM – Pro-Lifers: The New Whipping Boys

– ITEMShaidle: Illustrating the “Stupid Dead Kid Ruins Cool Toy For Everyone” liberal worldview, leftists are far more outraged about the death of Dr. Tiller than they were about 9/11″

– ITEM – The Tiller Blame Game

– ITEM – BOOKENDS: “The murder of a soldier at an Arkansas recruiting depot by a Muslim convert is unrelated to the killing of Wichita doctor George Tiller by a man described as an anti-abortion activist except in that both events show how a militant idea can take on human form

– ITEMThe President has begun a cynical campaign of demonization of pro-lifers

– ITEM – THAT OTHER MURDER— “So far the President has said “” and the Attorney General has sent 0 Marshals to protect recruiting stations and issued a statement that said “”; and “Now imagine if George Bush in the wake of the Seattle Synagogue shootings has ordered U.S. Marshals to cover all Synagogues. The media would certainly have seen this as a wild overreaction


“Whoever murdered George Tiller has done a gravely wicked thing. The evil of this action is in no way diminished by the blood George Tiller had on his own hands. No private individual had the right to execute judgment against him. We are a nation of laws. Lawless violence breeds only more lawless violence.”

~ Robert P. George ~

~ ON GEORGE TILLER— The saddest part of the uproar following the public murder of late-term abortionist George Tiller is that while the pro-life Right– and mot Christians– are pretty much universally horrified, the militant left is looking to pin it all on their ideological opponents. That is, screw George Tiller: who can we blame for it, and crucify in the media?

There have always been and will always be zealots– Jesus seems to have had two in his inner circle– one who kept faithful (later martyred for preaching the Gospel), the other who was Judas Iscariot. Jesus dealt with spiritual impatience and the rush to judgement in his Parable of the Wheat & Weeds [ Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 ].

Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’

” ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

” ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ “

Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”

He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

Good and evil are mixed together in us, in others, and in the world. Why not rip out the evil right away? A clean sweep. God’s Kingdom NOW! Or The Caliphate NOW! The Revolution NOW!.. or even: Utopia NOW!

Ironically enough, modern progressives are zealots, as are Jihadists, or any religious believer who insists on making it all right immediately, no matter the cost. So the ideological purification of the Killing Fields; the current enemies list and rapid revolution in the USSA; so all the impatient revolutions and purifications and demands for heaven on earth, religious or otherwise.

In that sense, the American Leftists currently howling for culprits and the misguided and evil man who killed Dr. Tiller are much alike: ideology and purity over all. So is Obama, even now engaged in a cynical campaign of demonization of pro-lifers. There is no bottom to his depths.

And about all the denunciations? Says one commentator:

“Over the past 24 hours, various pro-life organizations and religious leaders have publicly denounced the murder of late-term abortionist George Tiller. It is almost as if these groups and individuals believe that they can lessen the impact of some of the negative, even hateful media attention. It won’t work folks. In fact, it will just make things worse. As pro-lifers we need to reject the very premise that we are prone to violence. We should not have to defend ourselves. Our peaceful nature should be a given. It is kind of like when we defend ourselves from charges of ‘homophobia’ by saying that we have gay friends. We know that we are not hateful, and if the kool aid drinkers in the media don’t get it, well too damn bad. We need to stop throwing ourselves at the mercy of the media. They will never be on our side.”

The culture of death doesn’t want our denunciations– it wants us to shut up and get out of the way.

A Coming Kingdom

Christians pray “thy kingdom come; thy will be done”, along with changing the world heart by heart, along with obedience to laws and rulers; but sometimes that precious kingdom seems far away, or a long time a-comin’. Yet God’s good time is good enough, unless all would be drowned in blood, ideology, enemy-lists, and Dear Leaders and their fanatical cadres. That is the way of Leviathan– of will and power imposed on all; Jesus showed the way of faithfulness, sacrifice, and resurrection.

The Jell-O pudding idea that we all die and go to heaven does not answer our own longing for purification, justice, completion, and unity. Our souls long for judgement, even if we misplace it in global warming, or placing all evil in others, or that what we do in this life doesn’t matter.

As I’ve said before, Dr. Tiller– whatever his sins or deeds– is first a creature of God; then a son of God; then a Christian; a father, husband and grandfather. Even if guilty of the worst of deeds (and 60,000 abortions is heinous), he did not deserve a summary execution, and more than the babies robbed of life in his clinic did. We all stand under the same judgement, and that American society allowed and legalized and makes an industry of his work means that he alone does not bear the cost of this, nor will his murder wipe it all away.

Of George Tiller we must say– if there is any hope for any of us– Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. In thy loving wisdom and almighty power forgive him all his sins, and work in him the good purpose of thy perfect will; comfort them who mourn his untimely death. This we ask through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen. ~

Gelber-Stern(Negotiated) Death To The Jews!

– ITEM – Israel’s Cuban Missile Crisis — All the Time

– ITEM – New book reveals Israel’s enemies ‘within and without’

– ITEM – Abbas Reps Say Obama “Very Friendly” to the Palestinian’s Demands, Promised Jerusalem as Their Capital

– ITEM – NATPOST– Different rules for Israel

– ITEM – How Biased is Obama’s Mid East Policies? Even Dems are Telling Him to Back Off Israel; Obama Considering Options to Punish Israel, Including Abandoning UN Support

~ IMAGINE, if you will, that Connecticut and Rhode Island are under threat of nuclear annihilation from the Ohio Valley States; that the entire Northeast and much of the South hates RI-CT, too; and that Europe is telling the tiny states just to give in.

That’s where Israel– a legitimate nation-state– stands now. If here creation is illegitimate, then so are the states of Eastern Europe and most of the Middle East, made by victorious Allied fiat after the two world wars. Given British malice towards the birth of the Jewish state (originally supposed to be all of Palestine and much of modern-day Jordan), it is a wonder she was even created, despite the international commitment to right the wrongs of the Holocaust through the creation of the United Nations, the Declaration of Universal Human Rights, and the carving out of a Jewish state from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire and post-war colonial arrangements after World War 1.

Of the hundreds of little nationish states which staked their claims to independence after 1945, Israel holds a better claim than most, and has lived up to her nationhood with a will from the war which greeted her birth until now. That other states have wavered and played endless politics with her safety and existence as the only forward-looking democracy in a region of tyrants, cultural backwardness, and endless violence– that is to our everlasting shame.

Enter The O-Messiah

That Barack Obama would– under a misplaced sympathy for the claims and miseries of the Palestinian people– threaten abandonment of Israel in her hour of need is an actual abandonment of his alleged principles. That we would stand by silent as the Jews of Europe and elsewhere are demonized and murdered and slandered simply for being Jewish, or for supporting Israel? It shows she is indeed special, if we would single that one nation out for special neglect and abuse at the same time.

It is said that some of the concentration camp guards laughed as they humiliated and beat the arriving Jews, just before sending many to death, and others to a slower death by slavery. To laugh as you pretend to ignore the humanity of the other is in fact to acknowledge their claim as human– as one of us. After all, abattoir-workers or butchers don’t giggle when animals are killed, or chopped up– the butchered are creatures of another sort.

Shall we stand by as a hateful coalition of the progressive left and the jihadists isolate and commit war and possibly another genocide upon the Jewish people? They are us, and the sweeping away of the Little Satan doesn’t mean peace: it means war and attacks here, for we are the true goal of the exercise, just as the domination of the crumbling Byzantine Empire was the means by which the true prize– Constantinople herself– might be raped, brutalized, and forced to serve another god, and other masters. ~

Resurrection Of The Dragon?

– ITEM – The myth of Hindu tolerance

– ITEM – Bangladesh: Muslim villagers beat evangelists for showing a Jesus film


~ DESPITE WHAT the Beatles and a generation of people who rejected the religion of their parents may have imagined, other religions are not automatically nicer or more tolerant than Christianity. Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims can be very insular, connecting tribe and nationality with religion, and punishing, persecuting, or even killing those who differ, or who appear to upset the all-holy and sges-old status quo.

And despite 2000 years of opposition, millions are converted every year to Christianity around the world, especially in troubled places, or nations where an underclass or tyranny exists.

The world recently largely ignored the 20th Anniversary of the Tienanmen Square massacre of freedom-seeking students on bicycles by Chinese Communist tank, machine gun, and massed troops. However, a far more transformative and earth-shaking change has been happening behind closed doors in China, and within Chinese hearts: the rise of Christianity, and faith in Jesus.

This will change China within another generation or two, as present statistics place Chinese Christians at 200 million, and growing faster than any other church in the world, by millions each year. Chinese bishops and priests and pastors and bible-study leaders may be in gulags, but they keep the faith, and those outside the barbed wire keep it growing.

The spiritual history of the world– for light and dark– weaves within, above, and beyond visible book and newspaper history. However, the power therein, and the changes it can bring about– whether persecuted Church or violent Jihad– touch all of us. That’s why my friends Terry Mattingly and Doug Leblanc and their minions over at Get Religion are such a worthwhile read– most media and journalists “don’t get religion”, even if nominally religious, and the power, echoes, and meaning of much of what happens in and behind the headlines.

Check out their blog; say a prayer for persecuted believers everywhere, of whatever faith, and for China, too, still in the throes of a painful spiritual rebirth that may take another 50 years to break out into the open– though even now it is bearing fruit. ~

Rhett & Link– Happy Father’s Month!

“Rick Roll: The Literal Version”

Thanks, Kathy & Mark

“With our progress we have destroyed our only weapon against tedium: that rare weakness we call imagination.”
~ Oriana Fallaci ~

Mark Steyn

~ ALLAH’S BIDDING— Spectacular new records set at Elmo’s auction house: “Elmo is launching a new magazine called The Canadian Charger, which I’d assumed was for Canadians who wish to charge the cost of their crappy grievance-mongering lobby groups to the taxpayer” …. (steynonline)

~ THE STATE DESPOTIC, by Mark Steyn: “On our gradual slide into servitude” …. (newcriterion)

~ COMMENTARY: “Here’s Mark Steyn on the collective non-response to North Korea’s nuke test: It is remarkable in just five years how the world has adjusted to the inevitability of a nuclear North Korea and a nuclear Iran” …. (commentarymag)

~ BACK TO THE SEVENTIES— WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN: The best Prime Minister Britain never had …. (Nrotc)


~ YOUR MUST-READS: Harper to CJC: we must protect freedom of speech; Stephen Harper, the CJC and freedom of speech …. (

~ SEZ THE EZ— “I think it’s called “projection” …. (ezralevant)

~ LIFE IMITATES CORNER GAS— B’nai Brith says without censorship laws there would be “anarchy”.. what about lawlessness? Chaos? …. (Ez)

~ EZRA RAVES— “Best Internet link ever” …. (Ez)

~ ROUSER OF RABBLE Ezra Levant looks at the PM’s speech to the Canadian Jewish Congress …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THE IFP— Stephen Harper, the CJC and freedom of speech …. (IFP)


~ THAT GYAPONG WOMAN— More about a powerful, life-changing Jesus; Julie Lyons’ book sounds like something I must read; LifeSiteNews lists groups denouncing Tiller murder; The chorus is truly deafening but it will be to no avail; I denounce this in no uncertain terms …. (

~ SHAIDLE— Conservative Talk Radio at Squidoo: my new project; Thanks to the reader of this blog; ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory‘ (1971) trailer …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— The modern heresy of true science …. (spectator)

~ THE SHAIDLE OF EVIL BRINGS IT— Recent arrests of Muslim converts raise troubling questions (part one); New book reveals Israel’s enemies ‘within and without’ …. (examiner)

~ 400,000 Petition Pelosi, Reid for Vote on Broadcaster Freedom Act …. (newsbusters)


~ RIGHT GIRL: Brass Balls Radio: Estrogen Edition …. (girlontheright)

~ BANNER BOUNCED: “The dhimmi home secretary, Jacqui Smith, corrupt and craven has resigned. Smith banned Geert Wilders, Michael Savage, and Moshe Feiglin from the UK while welcoming the most vile and barbaric Islamic agitators” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ SOCIALIST PARADISE RETROSPECTIVE— “Turns out those millions who died from the religious persecution in the USSR were no big deal. One guy born long after the murders assures us it was all fine and besides, he’s not much interested in religious questions so: eh.” …. (

~ RIGHT GIRL: No Pants Friday™ Roundup …. (girlontheright)

~ LSN NEWS REALITY-CHECK.. “The Weekend Cleanup”: The Gruesome Aftermath of Legalized Euthanasia in Belgium …. (lifesitenews)

~ MOOSE & SQUIRREL— My response to the “Illiberal” Party of Ontario’s support for the illiberal OHRC …. (

~ CANUCKI ELITES: so witless they actually make their enemies’ points for them …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ ADVICE TO COLLEGE GRADS from Andrew Klavan …. (instapundit)

~ USING TILLER TO BASH CONSERVATIVES: Abortion Doctor on MSNBC Compares Pro-Lifers to Taliban; Bonnie Erbe: Calling Abortion What It Is Makes You Extremist; AP: Tiller Murder Part of a ‘String’; Abort Group’s Own History Shreds Claim; Liberal Blogs Quickly Link Doctor’s Murder to Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck …. (newsbusters)

~ STEPHEN-WATCH— Harper at the CJC; Marquess of Harper Rules; Harper instructs Canadian Jewish Congress on the value of Freedom of Speech …. (jaycurrie, dmb, Catfur)

~ MORE ANTHONY ESOLEN— Pseudogamy 104; Pseudogamy 105 …. (merecomments)

~ LAME LEFTY BLOGGER Uses Murder of Late-Term Abortion Doctor to Finally Justify DHS Report on “Right Wing Extremists” …. (Wz)

~ REMEMBER all those liberals lecturing us about ‘civility’? …. (

~ VIA SHAIDLE— ‘Arkansas recruiting center jihadist killer studied jihad in Yemen’; ‘Army recruiters shot in Arkansas. I blame Jon Stewart…’; and don’t forget all those anti-military protesters and their overheated rhetoric …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ AMERICAN FREEDOMS: White House moves to restrict free speech and stifle dissent from Obama policies …. (IFP)

~ SCIPIO BEGS TO DIFFER— “One Less Herod Among Us” …. (scipio)

~ BRITISH POLITICS— Labour in third place behind UKIP and the Tories, for the first time …. (ghostofaflea)

~ MERE COMMENTS— Dr. Tiller & the Visitation; Robert George on the Murder of George Tiller …. (merecomments)

~ JEW-LOVE IN T.O.: Rosie DiManno (the Toronto Star’s token non-loon) has a terrific column about politicians trying to outdo each other’s Israelophilia at the CJC’s plenum …. (scaramouche)

~ TILLER NEWS: “Murder is already against the law, but liberals can’t save the world if they let mere facts get in their way“; Like abortion, Tiller’s murder ‘senseless act of violence’; An Army recruiter was shot and killed Monday at a recruiting center in Little Rock, Ark., and a second recruiter was wounded; Police Say Gunman who Killed Army Soldier During Attack on Military Recruiting Center had “Political and Religious” Motives…(Update) Shooter is a Muslim Convert …. (Various)

~ DOES ANYONE support the parental rights amendments to Alberta’s human rights act? …. (shotgun)

~ WHO DARES TO SPEAK for the Bigoted Idiots?, by James Bowman …. (newcriterion)

~ WHY NOT TAKE HER FOR A TEST DRIVE? by Jennifer Roback Morse …. (

~ ON THE PRINCIPLES of Civilization …. (shotgun)

~ REFORMED PASTOR— Abortionist George Tiller Slain; and “Is the murder of abortion-performing doctors like George Tiller morally wrong?” …. (reformedpastor, winteryknight)

~ BLEEPING CATHOUSE— “The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking… and writing …. (

~ WHO ARE THE Real Advocates of Human Rights? …. (shotgun)

~ REMEMBERING BRAVERY— “May 30 is the best day to commemorate the Theological Declaration of Barmen, the document in which the Confessing Church in Germany in 1934 drew the line against the steadily-advancing incursions of Nazi ideology into the life of the church” …. (scriptoriumdaily)

~ LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: “Matt Patterson may be more of a downer than I am with his prognostications of a bloody century ahead. He offers four short scenarios that will only read like science fiction until the moment someone decides to implement them” …. (ghostofaflea)


~ BACK FROM THE BRINK: “The Spanish Parliament has approved a resolution urging Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero to limit the power of judges to prosecute people for atrocities and human rights crimes committed abroad under the concept of universal jurisdiction” …. (brusselsjournal)

~ FUN WITH DEATH-CULTS: Growing queue to die: 800 Britons sign up with Swiss suicide clinic …. (

~ KRAALSPACE IS DEEPLY OFFENDED— “I will now file a Canadian Human Rights complaint against the BlackBerry phone company, demanding that they change their name to BlueBerry. I also want $10 million in damages for myself, for the proliferation of their outrageous racist products in Canada. No, I’m not black, but actual injury is not a requirement, as we have discovered from the Richard Warman cases” …. (

~ THE MINISTRY OF STUPID (MiniDuh?) — “More and more, it seems that the United Nations is determined to turn itself into some kind of Orwellian parody of what it was originally conceived to be” …. (reformedpastor)

~ COMPETING ABSOLUTES— Can same-sex marriage and religious liberty co-exist? …. (winteryknight)


~ TERRY GLAVIN— ‘After a while, your mind is so open your brains fall out.’; Saanich writer Terry Glavin given Lieutenant-Governor’s Award …. (, timescolonist)

~ ROBERT SPENCER: The UN’s Jihad Against Free Speech …. (IFP)


~ NOT SO MUCH: “The great failure of the CPC has been to think Canadian politics is one dimensional with the Liberal Party defining the center and the NDP somehow defining the left. On this view the trick to winning a Canadian election is to push the Liberals into an ever smaller set of ethnic and political enclaves”; The price we pay for not having a genuinely conservative party in Parliament …. (jaycurrie)

~ GAGDAD BOB— Obsessive-Compulsive Political Disorder and the Hopelessness of Hope …. (

~ THE MURDER of Dr. George Tiller, like John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, has significance far beyond the act itself …. (richardfernandez)

~ CANADA: Government Motors in action– and Opel …. (dustmybroom)

~ FIVE PERSONAL Traits That Are Destroying America …. (CitC)

~ THE ANTONIA “summoned up her highest dudgeon to give B’nai Brith’s Frank Dimant a good shellacking for his effrontery in daring to point out that “Queers for Hamas” does not compute” …. (scaramouche)

~ WINTRY KNIGHT: Why social conservatives should be fiscal conservatives …. (winteryknight)


~ THE RAINBOW JACKBOOT— “Gay marriage mob harasses petition-signers in Washington state”; 2007 Binks Commentary– The Rainbow Boot: Queer As Volk?; and “Fa-a-abulous Totalitarianism: Queer As Volk Update 2.0” …. (malkin, webelf)

~ PRO-LIFE do not want to abortion mill operators to die, we want them to convert …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ CAN YOU IMAGINE? “Exposing the nation’s children to the sight of animated morally neutral tobacco smoking? Run for the hills, I tell you. RUN!” …. (prowomanprolife)


~ THE IDIOTIC propaganda toll is growing …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ DAILY BAYONET— “It’s not easy being green, math is hard, and so on” …. (dailybayonet)

~ GREEN POWER, Global Warming, And Deep Contradictions Within Environmentalism …. (

~ Y2KYOTO: Safe In The Arms Of Enron? “But this would mean the warmists were in Enron’s pocket” …. (SDA, jc)


“…they flee from principle with the consummate agility of men who love their popularity.”

~ Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind ~


~ HARD EVIDENCE! Proof That Obama’s Hawaii and Chicago Communist Networks Were Linked? …. (RBO)

~ OBAMA OKs NUCLEAR IRAN …. Declares “legitimate aspirations” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ OVERLORD Obamafia Threatens to Withdraw US Support of Israel: Pushes Final Solution; Obama committed to ejecting Jews from Judea-Samaria …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ PRETTY MUCH.. If Obama’s lost Ted Rall… he’s lost un-America! …. (

~ DEBUNKING Carter-Ruck’s defense of Iraqi billionaire tied to Rezko and Obama …. (realbarackobama)

~ DEEPLY CLUELESS? Amir Taheri: Obama Is Blind To His Blunders on Islam …. (CitC)

~ BY THE POWER OF O! Obamacars and Obamacare; More On Obamacare and the Rush to Rationing …. (hughhewitt)

~ NEXT UP FOR GRABS?– Dems: Hey, let’s take over tobacco industry! Obama: Great idea! …. (malkin)

~ MANUFACTURING VOTERS for 2012: Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ COVERING UP FOR DEAR LEADER— New York City Media Black Out of Obama’s Date Night …. (CitC)

~ THE AXEMAN COMETH: The 31-Year-Old in Charge of Dismantling G.M.– Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Getting Screwed Over …. (SDA)

~ BEND THAT KNEE! Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Demands Obama Apologize for “Islamophobia”; See the pyramids along (with) denial: Obama’s going to Egypt, and the locals are pulling out all the stops to show the outreacher a good time; Spencer: The Speech Obama Should Give in Cairo …. (Various)


~ REALITY-CHECK: “Obama’s so-called GM rescue is a needless intrusion at huge taxpayer expense, and a political payoff to the union movement that helped elect him” …. (nrotc)

~ CHECKING THE ENEMY’S IDEOLOGY— “Obama’s speech in Cairo must be complemented by a campaign to empower Muslims who do not share the Islamists’ vision for humanity” …. (weeklystandard)

~ UNCLE WHO-NOW? Obama’s Auchwitz Liberating Uncle: Barack Doesn’t Exactly Keep in Touch… Imagine that …. (CitC)

~ TINGLY LEGS SYNDROME— “To be in the hallway when the president walks by with a handful of M&Ms, popping them in his mouth as he goes to visit his chief of staff — it was unbelievable.” …. (SDA)

~ GOOD LUCK WITH THAT… “Egypt: Copts Urge Obama Not to Forget About Christian Oppression in the Islamic World During Cairo Speech” …. (Wz)

~ THE NEW WATCHERS— Obama’s computer security police …. (malkin)

~ A BANKRUPT BANKRUPTCY? “Seven months ago, the United Auto Workers and its media and political allies howled at the prospect of a GM bankruptcy. What a difference a Democratic president makes” …. (nationalreview)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Now I’ve heard everything: The dopeychanger has invited those who decry America as “the Great Satan” to 4th of July celebrations” …. (scaramouche)

~ HOW TO RESIST— a new book, Red Orchestra: finally, after all these decades, the truth comes out about why so few Germans resisted the Nazis; Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler …. (realbarackobama)


~ THE OBAMA Kicks Off Apology Tour 2009: Apologizes for “Imposing American Values on Other Countries” …. (Wz)

~ COMMISSAR GM; and “Governments nationalize GM: Where do we go from here?” …. (RBO, Shotgun)

~ UNAMERICA— Our government is hard at work, after a fashion. It is hard at work dismantling the nation …. (returnofscipio)


~ NON SOTOMAYOR …. (realbarackobama)

~ READ & WEEP.. “In the Obama Administration, It’s Easy Being a Palestinian” …. (

~ INDEED— “You can overplay the creepiness of the response to Obama. But you can underplay it, too.” …. (nrotc)

~ MISHIN: American capitalism gone with a whimper …. (RBO)

~ JUST TRUST US! “In his first official visit to China since becoming Treasury Secretary, Mr Geithner told politicians and academics in Beijing that he still supports a strong US dollar, and insisted that the trillions of dollars of Chinese investments would not be unduly damaged by the economic crisis” …. (

~ NROTC— So Who Owns Socialism? …. (nrotc)

~ COMMENTARY: President Obama Calls Tiller Killing a Heinous Act of Violence but Ignores Heinous Violence of Abortion …. (lifesitenews)

~ VICTOR Davis Hanson: Historians will begin to see Bush as a prelude to a far more profligate, and ethically suspect, administration. “Bush Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” …. (victorhanson)

~ RBO SAYS.. Say “NO” to Obamacare. POTUS would say it’s time to “get in their face”, oppose the redistribution-of-the wealth health care scheme …. (therealbarackobama)

~ LOOKS LIKE Tim Geithner is a joke in China, too …. (malkin)

~ SMARTEST JUDGE EVER WATCH— Sotomayor: Obama’s End Run on the Second Amendment …. (instapundit)

~ “ACORN is a criminal enterprise”; Document drop: The truth about ObamACORN …. (malkin)

~ IN OTHER WORDS… “Empathy,” in Liberalspeak, is nothing but raw political power …. (

~ THE OTHER McCAIN— “Protection, socialism and cronyism,” Rush Limbaugh told his nationwide radio audience today in describing the $30 billion bankruptcy deal for General Motors announced by President Barack Obama; Obama: GM Restructuring Plan ‘Full of Promise’; What Taxpayers Are Getting from GM for Their Billions …. (RS, IOWA, PW)

~ OBAMA ON the Right to Be Mediocre …. (nrotc)

~ MICKEY KAUS: “Obama may be doing many good things with the GM and Chrysler bailout deals, but one thing he isn’t doing is ‘reinventing capitalism for the 21st century’ …. (instapundit)

~ LATINA Good. Whitey Bad. Judge Sotomayor speaks out …. (thereturnofscipio)

BIGDEBT~ GOOD MORNING! U.S. Debt $668,621 Per Household. Debts that can’t be repaid won’t be repaid. Can this debt be repaid? …. (instapundit)

~ UK JOURNALISTS STRIKE BACK at WH Press Secretary’s ‘Sneering and Condescending Remarks’ …. (newsbusters)

~ THEY ♥ OBAMA: “The Southern Poverty Law Center says that the New Black Panther Party is a hate group, similar to the Ku Klux Klan. Whether that is so or not, two of the officers of the NBPP were caught red-handed, one brandishing a weapon, threatening white voters at the polls”; HOWEVER, “Southern Poverty Law Center Pushes Twisted Definition of ‘Hate’ ” …. (nrotc, Human Events)

~ ALL OVER AGAIN? Mr. Obama: our nation’s second Stephen Douglas …. (

~ FORBIDDEN QUESTIONS: Why is the Obama Justice Department protecting New Black Panthers? …. (malkin)

~ BLOSSER BLOG— “Where are the sunshine Jewish Patriots who voted for Obama now?” …. (

~ DRIVING HER CRAZY: Today’s the day that auto dinosaur GM declares bankrupty, and the U.S. government officially goes into the car business; Who did Obama pick to handle the re-organization of General Motors? …. (scaramouche, winteryknight)

~ CALIFORNIA UPDATE— CBS5: State Worker Obligations Dwarf California Deficit …. (instapundit)

~ RUSSIAN Stanislav Mishin: America descending into Marxism: “American Capitalism Gone With a Whimper” …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ GOOGLE EARTHING North Korea’s 2009 nuclear test: A geospatial roundup …. (ogleearth)

~ TEST DRIVE the new GMObama Legend! Available in yellow! …. (P2BC)

~ SO HOW IS YOUR hope & change going? …. (firstthings)



thecanadiancharger~ SCARAMOUCHE— Not-yet-ready-for-prime-time-online: After reading BCF’s amusing report about his infiltration of Elmo’s auction house, I decided to check out the website of Canadian Charger, the former CIC head’s new online magazine and the beneficiary of the auction’s shekels; An evening with Elmo, his loyal sock puppet, and a Beeb “revert”: BCF, intrepid kafir, ventured into hostile territory to report on thought crime-complainant Mohamed Elmasry’s fund raising dinner …. (scaramouche)

~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Israel’s Cuban Missile Crisis — All the Time …. (victorhanson)


~ VERY GOOD NEWS— Harper: New legislation allowing terror victims to sue!; While Canada’s working to allow citizens to sue for damages caused by terrorism, the US is illegally rolling back our rights to do so …. (vladtepesblog)

~ CAROLINE GLICK: “Guardian of Zion Award Lecture” …. (carolineglick)

~ THE DISGUSTING BBC Stands By It’s Christian Terrorist-Beheads Muslim Fantasy Drama… Why am I not surprised? …. (CitC)

~ GEERT WILDERS Causes Another Row. Pre-Captivity Stockholm Syndrome …. (brusselsjournal)

~ THE USUAL BRIBES, WITH A SIDE-ORDER OF GROVEL — “BBC offers apology and £30,000 payment to Muslim Council of Britain” …. ()

~ MORE GLICKNESS: “Israel and the Axis of Evil” …. (carolineglick)

~ OUTBREAK! Sudden Jihad Syndrome In Arkansas …. (mypetjawa)

~ CLUB FED, CUBA— New “Inmate Friendly” Guantanamo Bay: Terrorists Fling Poop at US Soldiers, Get Satelite TV …. (CitC)

~ GHOST OF FLEAS— An unconstitutional government “establishment” of Islam …. (ghostofaflea)

~ AN UPDATE on Libel Tourism and the Case of Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Her Saudi Fans …. (CitC)

~ LOOKS PRETTY GOOD: Uncomfortable look at terrorists’ apologists– United in Hate, Reviewed by Rebecca Walberg. Via PwPl …. (winnipegfreepress)

~ PAKISTAN on the Brink …. (dustmybroom)

~ VIA PACKWOOD— Post-Caliphate Studies (Bulgaria) …. (ghostofaflea)

~ SAITH WILDERS: “Our elites…are so blinded by their own ideology that they turn a blind eye to the truth” …. (jihadwatch)


~ FIRE UP THE ANGRY MOBS— UK: New Academic Book– Does God Hate Women?— Criticizes Mohammed for Taking Child Bride, Publisher Last Seen Fireproofing His House; UK to publish book on religion and women despite fear of Muslims …. (Wz, vladtepesblog)

~ FRENCH Muslim “Proud” of Murdering Jewish Man …. (mypetjawa)

~ THE VIGILANT UN Human Rights Council investigators arrive in Sri Lanka to probe war crimes: Just kidding …. (scaramouche)

~ JUST SO CUDDLY! “With Obama pushing for Turkey to be accepted into the European Union, lets have a look at which new neighbor Turks will want to get to know” …. (vladtepesblog)

~ TASTY, TASTY EVIL! “Unreal: Former Gitmo Detainee to Star as Himself in New Xbox Video Game, Has to Shoot His Way Out of Guantanamo” …. (Wz)

~ JOSHUA MURAVCHIK: Islamists Lose Ground in the Middle East …. (instapundit)

~ NONDESCRIPT Gentlemen of unspecified religious origin caught planting what they thought were explosives at NYC synagogue …. (scaramouche)

~ GIRLS PRESSURED to Wear Hijab at Norwegian School …. (pajamasmedia)

~ PATHOLOGICAL disorder: There’s a new mental illness in the bible of psychiatric maladies, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, reports the National Post. It’s called “post traumatic embitterment disorder” …. (scaramouche)

~ DELIGHTFUL Bangladesh: Muslim villagers beat evangelists for showing a Jesus film; “The oppression of non-believers exists in every Islamic country” …. (JiWa)

~ PEOPLE’S CUBE— Fight Jihad with Soviet-Style Propaganda Posters …. (thepeoplescube)


2 thoughts on “Steynian 360

    • The mnemonic I find most useful for helping me remember– in this case– the vagaries of the ‘i before e’ rule– “PIEce of PIE”. Good luck with the rest of your way of communicating.

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