Enemies Of The (Obama) State
– ITEM: Obama’s Enemies List Grows – The targeting of perceived political enemies by the Obama Administration has grown from mere individuals to entire groups
– ITEM: Introducing David Letterman
~ WHETHER we get lined up against the wall one day, we must be ladies and gentlemen; people of principle; recognizing the humanity of our enemies, and praying for them even as we die.
For some liberals– like David Letterman– conservatives and those on the unofficial enemies list of the Obama Regime are less than human; they are outside the group; not of our kind. You see, progressives are still just as racist and intolerant as they were when the old-time Southern democrats voted and prevaricated in favour of slavery, and against black human rights. Now, however, it’ their ideological and political enemies who get the special treatment as unclean, cootified, less than human.
The unending hatred and nostalgic longing for the full Bush Derangement Syndrome is hard to watch amongst the usual suspects– especially now that their messianic golden boy is tarnishing and revealing some cheap welds and tin parts and shoddy workmanship. But Palin, Cheney, Rush, bitter Bible-hugging gun-clingers, or the updated list from the Central Committee are all fair topics for the most vile, peurile, stupid attacks– which reflect far more badly on the people attacking than those so attacked.
I Don’t Blame Obama
I don’t blame Obama. I blame TV. I blame human nature; I blame 50 years of increasingly bad and fascistical American ‘education’; I blame feminism and male cowardice. I blame the Presidents and most world ‘leaders’ since Reagan. This particular moment, this soul-sick nastiness is a snapshot of part of the American spirit allowed to go rotten for long years. Obama is the living spirit of the age, an empty house through whom the winds blow, bearing trash and dust and flies. A former cutting-edge cultural bellwether guy, Letterman has become a sad little puppet of a petty, smelly little orthodoxy now entrenching in the American political and cultural classes.
Anything goes, when it’ the enemies. ~
New Scotland Goes Commie
– ITEM: Nova Scotia Elects Pro-Abortion NDP Majority in Major Political Upset
~ SO LIKE other provinces, Nova Scotia now goes the Socialist way. Thankfully, that province is still saddled with too much debt (and the general economic malaise), so we won’t see a repeat of the new NDP Premier Bob Rae Ontario $10 Billion super-blowout in a year repeat.. and he’s off to be liberal now, since they swung left. But an NDP Nova Scotia?
A socialistical New Scotland will be idiosyncratic, but I’m sure it will only speed up and endeepen the already rampant political correctness, do-goodery and busy-bodyness that the province has seen in the past decade and more. Our Tories were diligent, lacklustre, but not socially conservative sorts. No messy push-back against the onwards-lefting status quo for them!
The Ndippers here will boost the Unions, more pro-abortionism, HRCism safe; same-sex rights program; fiddle with social engineering, play with the debt, and not act too weirdly too quickly for fear of raising the ire of a still-moderate electorate: this was partly a protest-vote against a 10 year conservative run. If the NDippers get a second term, or (heaven forfend) increase their take of the votes, then I’d start to wonder.
It will be interesting to see what NS Scott has to say about things, if he ever gets back to regular commentary-blogging. ~
#36 Obama’s Mystery $200M – McCain Fall Guy?
~ DON’T EXPECT THINGS.. JUST BE OPEN TO THEM.. like when we covered that story last time about one Sheikh Khaled Bin Mahfouz, libel tourist extraordinaire. As I Googled about on the man, I found some controversy or other about a London luxury pad he shared with a young man. Said young man and his connections go all the way to Joey “Plugs” Biden. Indeed, it may well be that offshore monies were poured into the Obama Campaign 2008.
You remember.. Obama raised absolutely unprecedentedly large amounts of loot ($450M, $200M unverified sources) via the interwebs, and all sorts of untraceable alleged sources, outspending McCain in some venues by 10 to 1 or more. We don’t expect to see a campaign donation review any time soon to make sure all the donated money was legit, and with no implicit strings attached– but after all, the Saudis have been openly buying American universities and DC influence for years– why not someone like Sheikh Khaled Bin Mahfouz help along a friendly president from sources which may also donate to Al Qaeda, Hamas, and all sorts of other hateful terrorist sorts? Spread the love around, eh?
Lots of people are for sale in this life– the Saudis are prudentially throwing their weight around to protect their interests, and promote their intense version of Islam. This blogger and my sites are not for sale, but DC, and even the Oval Office are clearly under the influence of a lot of offshore money, advice and expectations of a return for their investment.
So I have no idea if the links and info/ allegations via conaffredux.blog are worthwhile, or not– but surely such connections are not unimaginable, and we would do well to make sure– with attention and research to the possibilities– that our politicians are not bought and paid for, nor beholden to interests other than those they were elected and have sworn to upbold: namely, the freedom and well-being of their people and nation.
Given everything we’ve seen from Mr. B. Hussein O. in the past few months, it’s clear that Arabs and Palestinians have benefited from Obama’s Presidency thusfar in his unprecedented and irresponsible approach to the Middle East, sometimes in clear opposition to American security interests and commitments.
After all, the Clintons were clearly partly bought by the Chinese Regime; so who owns pieces of Mr. Obama, via all those helpful donations? ~
2 Legit 2 Quit?
– ITEM: Muslim claims his Arkansas jihad justified for sake of Allah; CAIR’s silence a tacit agreement?
– ITEM: Georgia Tech jihadist guilty; father says: “He’s not guilty of any crimes in the eyes of Allah. He’s guilty of U.S. laws.”
~ FEELING LIKE you’re in the right is a pretty important human trait: even if you’re a rebel, you need something ‘establishment’ to rebel against. Even more important for most people to know what’s right and wrong, and how to live it, and be found righteous.
As I’ve said before, Islam officially allows no secularity– only, perhaps, a relaxed versus rigorist form– all the more intense when Saudi Wahabbism becomes the default for much of Islam. Liberals like Tarek Fatah and others are Westerners first, Muslims second if they allow a proper sphere for secularity, versus the practices and laws of the faith. The sacred is the big sphere, within which the smaller sphere of the secular (under God) has its own rules, laws, and practices. Bishops don’t make or enforce laws; kings aren’t supposed to command churches (contra Henry VIII). This is a Christian distinction, worked out in the European Middle Ages in the battles of crown and church.
Mohammed never made such distinctions. There is the converted world, the unconverted world, and the proper job of the Muslim is to work, fight,pay, and pray for the day when Islam rules supreme, when mullahs and ayatollahs and sultans hold sway over the peoples of the earth, ruling them by Allah’s direct will, law, and perfect word (in the Koran). The sacred is the political.
Thus for many Muslim immigrants to the West, and for ‘reverts’ or secularly-minded children and grandchildren of same who are converted to some stripe of activist Wahhabism, there are no legitimate national, state/ province or local laws. It’s the Koran, and then the temporary infidel laws which shall be swept away when Islam is supreme. So the previous 4000 years of civilization and architecture and thought and faith and justice is one big horrible detour, said Islam’s prophet. All of it: useless wrong-headed crap. The Pyramids and Egyptian monuments; Rome; the Parthenon and other Seven Wonders; all the works of Greek Drama and sculpture; Roman law and building; all that wasteful church-building.
When you think about it that way, Muhammed’s claims are far more outrageous and unlikely than those of Jesus, who said “I come not to abolish the law, but to perfect it”; and “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and unto God that which is God’s.” That is, Jesus recognized fulfilment and continuity on the one hand, and the legitimacy of earthly authority and law on the other. That’s why most Christians chose true witnessing (martyrdom) and not terrorism when threatened with death; and when not so persecuted, living another kind of life in the midst of the world: pilgrims, redeemers, servants of God and neighbour. In Rome, the saints rescued abandoned babies, cared for the sick and dying of all classes, gave for the needs of other churches and regions, and quietly went about their business passing on the faith.
Fundamentally, two principles lay behind this– first, that God’s providing and mighty hand was over all things, and bringing good out of evils, even rotten Roman Emperors and suchlike; and that God’s goodness and grace perfects nature, it does not erase and abolish and destroy it. So when Claudia is converted and baptised, she is more the Claudia than ever, having drawn into sharing the life of her God, and her fellow Christians. She must put aside sin and pagan practices, but that is– from the Christin view– to put things right side up, and to cooperate with God’s will in his remaking us and the world.
In continuing to obey the laws of Rome or local bylaws, she acknowledges a higher power behind the earthly lawgivers, who desires peace, and good things versus chaos and suffering.
Fundamentally, even when our elites are non-religious, the world we live in still operates by Judeo-Christian and classical principles: our laws, our customs and traditions, our thought– it’s the air we breathe, even if we take it all for granted. It’s part of what attracts and repels Muslim immigrants: life in the West is peaceful and rich, seen from the outside via repression and poverty.. but then from the inside, it can seem lawless, lax, chaotic and threatening to the inner life of the faithful.
We’re faced with two competing absolutisms in our era: the absolutism of the all-embracing state, versus the absolutism of the sharia jihadists. Funnily enough, that’s partly what the current Pope was saying in Regensburg before the Papal riots began over his quoting a beleaguered late-Byzantine Emperor who could see little of a constructive nature in the religion of Islam. Soft-Fascist Secularity and Supremacist Jihad are squaring up for a death-match– other religious types need not apply– and both have the character of anti-Christ in that they reject Christianity and Judaism, and Western civilization as it has grown and been lived and redeemed in Jesus over 2000 years.
This is the ‘big picture’ of out times, of which the little and medium-sized conflicts are the skirmishes and engagements in the wider war. ~
Shame If Anybody Got Hoit
– ITEM: THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Emails show Fed strong-armed BofA
~ PLAYING WITH WORDS– What the Obama Crime Family has been doing to American car companies, banks, and related businesses– soon to include credit card companies and health-care providers– is illegal, unconstitutional, and in violation of the proper powers of the executive versus the judicial and legislative branches of American democracy. It is destructive and ideological soft-fascism pure, and simple. To complicate matters, the theories in play and the great cloud of czars involved make the chances of real economic and political disaster ever more probable.
The abuse of language in service of smiley-faced tyranny is by now an old trick of our new tyrants; so too the tired, tried, tested and failed utopian plans of state-run economies, a hollow show of democracy, great leaders, and rule by crisis. Everything dusty and blood-encrusted is new and shiny again.
Americans are being attacked by their ruling elites. Will we see a civil war? A new Federal compact? States opting out? Will Obama rule for a few years only, or take a crown and use his ACORN and offshore money to buy another election or two?
~ HONOUR-MURDERED CANADIAN TEEN— Aqsa’s Peace Park Plan …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS: FULL MOON AND EMPTY ARMS— The CHRC’s reform plan is to stay entirely unreformed …. (steynonline)
~ THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW: THE UPSIDE OF THE APOCALYPSE– So your bank account gets wiped out …. (macleans.ca)
~ CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS– “IN THE ABSENCE OF RICHARD WARMAN…”: A compromise position we can all unite around – plus: The Canadian “Human Rights” Commission reforms its plan to reform itself …. (steynonline)
~ REQUEST OF THE WEEK: ASYMMETRICAL WARFARE– Culture vs homo economicus …. (steyn)
~ JUDEN WATCH: ‘The Islamophobe bigot Jew author Mark Steyn…’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ IN THE CORNER: GO WITH THE FLOW— Under socialized health care, you have the right to as many trips to the bathroom as necessary …. (nrotc)
~ MARK STEYN— “I’m glad to see some folks are already wearying of the huffin’ an’ a-puffin’ of mainstream pols professing their “horror” at the British National Party’s electoral success” …. (nrotc)
~ ISLAMOSCHMOOZING— Mark Steyn analyzes the Savior of the World’s address to Islam …. (drsanity.blog)
~ TODAY’S Mark Madness: Links Steynian …. (walker)
“The CHRC’s report is grotesque — as Steyn points out, even the name of the report is a lie: Freedom of Expression and Freedom from Hate in the Internet Age. Freedom of expression is indeed a true civil right; but “freedom from hate” is not. You don’t have the legal right to stop someone feeling a certain way about you. And even the qualifier “in the Internet Age” shows the shallowness of the CHRC’s thinking. Freedom of speech is an eternal, natural right.”
~ Ezra Levant ~
~ JENNIFER LYNCH tries to bury the Moon Report — and turn real police into thought police …. (Ez)
~ THE EZRA— On TV Ontario’s “The Agenda” with Steve Paikin …. (ez)
~ OUR TIPSTER suggests lots of soap and water, for after reading this ‘review’ of Shakedown— by Mark Freiman, in the June issue of the Literary Review of Canada …. (Contributed)
~ NOAPOLOGIES.CA— Ezra Levant’s 900 Day Ordeal With the Alberta Human Rights Commission …. (noapologies.ca)
~ STEVE PAIKIN slightly confused during Ezra Levant interview …. (fivefeetoffury)
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
~ C.S. Lewis ~
~ THE USUAL SUSPECTS WEIGH IN— CHRC rejects Moon Report Section 13 (1) Stays; Canadian Human Rights Commission to Canadians – Screw off we aren’t finished screwing you over; And was Gideon not outnumbered when he fought the Midianites; Section 13 gets a stay of execution …. (BCF, FLEA, HYNEK)
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— The appalling misogynist David Letterman; Just in case you think the Holocaust Shooter is a right-winger; Tradition as a bulwark against untrammeled power; This speaks to the American in me; Camille Paglia’s take on the Cairo Speech and more; Who is a Christian?; I’d be very curious to see what Mark Steyn thinks; Melanie Phillips explains what the BNP victory means; A retrosexual manifesto from the Binks!; Mary DeMuth and the mark that attracts predators; Christopher Hitchens on Gitmo and the Cairo speech …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ KATHY SHAIDLE— In Toronto, ‘diversity’ means ‘no white people’; UK Lord: sharia courts = sinister methods of gangster twins the Krays’; I’m calling off the Duelling Pin Ups meme because an old hippie pig ruined it; Canadian Human Rights Commission rejects the report it commissioned; No wonder Holocaust Museum killer James von Brunn hated Google; Liberals need to change their name to the OhButThatsDifferents; Ann Coulter slams Obama’s Muslim speech like nobody else; Michael Coren on the BNP; David Warren: what Neil Armstrong really said; ‘Russell pulled out the old liberal trope that conservatives are angry…’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ SCRAP THE Ontario Human Rights Tribunal: Poll …. (dailybayonet)
~ ON THE HRCS— “At least she makes the human rights complaints run on time (not): In totalitarian systems, the powers-that-be know they don’t have to answer to anyone and can do as they please” …. (scaramouche)
~ ACADEMICALLY SPEAKING: “Freedom of speech on campus—at what cost?”, in the June-July issue of University Affairs, sent along by the evil Dr.. Mark Mercer…. (ua)
~ AMERICAN Hate Crimes Bill to be Smuggled through Senate as a Legislative Amendment …. (lifesitenews)
~ HERALD COLUMN: Distinguishing Between Strong and Illegal Speech …. (am770chqr)
~ OY TO THE VEY— UK’s Trannie Cabbie’s story…Paging Barbara Hall! …. (thesun)
~ A SMALL politico-media coterie in fashionable London postal districts decides the bounds of public discourse …. (MaD)
~ GEORGE JONAS: Hitler’s Dream Come True …. (CitC)
~ CANUCKI Academic Freedom…Well, not so much …. (jaycurrie)
~ SOCKPUPPET U — “Diversity-averse: I had a good chortle at the claim in this Globe and Mail article that the reason York U’s Juden Raus Conference was convened was because organizers wanted to solicit the “diverse” views of academics re the “solution” to that pesky Israel “problem.” (The intrepid solution-searchers are p.o.’d that the jig is up, and that the government may pull funding from their Keffiyahpalooza.)” …. (scaramouche)
~ JOHN BAIRD Doesn’t Want To Invest In Tolerance & Diversity …. (mitchieville)
~ NS ELECTION — “Let this be a lesson to every Conservative leader; first and foremost – to Stephen Harper: Quit playing moderate! The left won’t believe you, but the right will leave you” …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ PERUVIAN BISHOPS TO CANADIAN BISHOPS— “Stop Funding Pro-Abortion Groups in Our Country” …. (socon.ca)
~ RAYMOND IBRAHIM: Are Christianity and Judaism As Violent As Islam? …. (CitC)
~ DUST MY BROOM— The world needs more Canada? …. (DMB)
~ QUEEN BARB TO THE PEASANTS— “What’s up in Dar al-Barb?: And now, an important message from Ontario’s Chief Human Rights Commissar, er, Commisioner, Barbara Hall. It’s her way of introducing her outfit’s business plan for the next couple of years, and how it intends to continue its dauntless (also relentless) pursuit of those who refuse to bow down to its world view” …. (scaramouche)
~ EXAMPLE #3,527,104 of the verbal duplicity of the culture of death …. (insightscoop)
~ SOCKPUPPET.COM— Finci v. Bosnia at the European Court of Human Rights …. (lawiscool)
~ PROWOMAN PROLIFE— “Abortion on demand: empowerment — or bamboozlement — of women? …. (prowomanprolife)
~ DIPLOMACY FAIL— Bob Rae told to take a hike by Sri Lankan Government – called threat to national intelligence …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ NASTY HOLOCAUST Museum shooter von Brunn a 9/11 ‘truther’ who hated ‘neo-cons’, Bush, McCain …. (examiner)
~ TELEGRAPH BLOG— We are governed by a gaggle of pantywaists …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ “THE PILL” KILLS BABIES— A documentary called “28 Days on the Pill” has been released that seeks expose the abortifacient properties of the birth control pill; “28 Days on the Pill” Website …. (socon.ca)
~ CANADA SAYS NO to UN human rights recommendations …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ ANOTHER senior bureaucrat leaves government to join Ignatieff …. (stephentaylor)
~ OTTAWA— Some thoughts on the Raitt controversy …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ THE HORRORS of the North Korean Gulags …. (CitC)
~ ALBERTA COLLEGE of Physicians Approves “in Principle” the Denial of Doctors’ Conscience Rights …. (lifesitenews)
~ OLD MONSTERS RISING— Eugenic Sex Selection Abortions Coming to a Clinic Near You …. (FT)
~ SCARY MUSH: “Why the U.S. needs a Kirk, not a Spock: Don’t miss Bill Whittle amazing riff wherein he explains why Spock-ish intellectuals like Obama don’t belong in the captain’s chair” …. (scaramouche)
~ CHRIS KEMPLING “Even toleration without approval is defined as homophobic. So if you have a moral objection to homosexuality, you are ‘mentally ill’ and require re-education.” …. (ft)
~ FOR THE MOMENT, ANYWAY— UCLA Flip-Flops: Says Student Can Thank Jesus After All …. (lifesitenews)
~ REPORTING HATE CRIME AS A WEAPON TO SHUT FREE MEN UP— “Hate crimes, smears and libels meant to shut people up and freedom of speech down. I have said many, many times that hate crime legislation is very dangerous. Orwellian. Who decides what is hate? There are laws on the books for crimes. Rule of law. All crime is hate — so why “special classes”? There are no special classes under the Constitution. All men equal. Not in the age of Obama” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ HOW SOCIOLOGY MAJORS Destroy the World …. (sda)
~ PROGRESS IS DEFINITELY NOT THEIR MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT–In, “The Collapse of the Global Left”, Bruce Walker documents the implosion of the political left in California, Britain, and most of Europe …. (drsanity.blog)
~ MELANIE PHILLIPS: Why The BNP Won The British Over …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ CANADIAN HEALTH-CARE: DIY childbirth… in the hospital …. (prowomanprolife)
~ MORE RADICAL Anti-Humanism/ Environmentalism at the Movies …. (FT)
~ A SERPENT’S TOOTH— Christopher Buckley’s recent memoir admits that it is difficult to be the son of a great man. It is more difficult still if you are not a good son …. (fatherdesouza.ca)
~ 20 INTELLECTUALS Who Support Human Dignity …. (firstthings)
~ ANCIENT WARFARE: Fighting for the greater good …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ FIRST THINGS PONDERS Obama, Benedict, and Islam …. (FT)
~ THNKS BUT NO THANKS! You’re Invited to a “Sexy” Party! Come Naked! Bob Rae probably will! So will Scott Brison! …. (p2bc)
~ WITH THE UN SILENT on Sri Lanka, Swiss Amb. Maurer on Violations of International Law, IMF Loan, Internment Camps, UN Budget …. (eyeontheun)
~ PANDER: UK MINISTER Calls for Red Cross Symbol to be Axed Over Supposed Links to the Crusades …. (wz)
~ HOW ABOUT A Purple Heart for Pvt. Long? …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ UN BRACES for world pandemic swine flu …. (speroforum)
~ THE MEDIA PUSH suicide as an acceptable answer to human difficulty …. (firstthings)
~ EU TURNOUT— Eurocrats wonder: “Should Non-Voters Be Fined?” …. (spiegel)
~ NEWSBUSTERS— Rachel Maddow Invites Guest Who Wrote Pro-Lifers Have a ‘Totalitarian Impulse’ …. (newsbusters)
~ RAISE THE BARRICADES! Someone has a pseudonym! Far be it from me to criticize another blogger…cough…but Kinsella takes the cake on this doozy …. (sda)
~ FRONT PAGE MAG— Hate Crimes Against Freedom …. (frontpagemag)
~ RJAGO’S— Canada’s Top 25 Political Blogs – June, 2009 …. (rjjago)
~ MORE ON CBC, CTV “right-wing” lie re fascists and racists: reader sends video lesson for journalists; CBC joins CTV and other media in “right-wing” lie; calls BNP “right wing” (and JUST “right wing”) …. (P2BC)
~ WILL AL GORE make billions if cap and trade passes? …. (winteryknight)
~ GARBAGE GREENSHIRTS— San Francisco, the spiritual home of hippies on the left coast is getting tough on recyclers …. (dailybayonet)
~ GLOBAL Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, June 12th 2009 …. (dailybayonet)
~ GLOBAL COOLING WATCH— AGW Today: Playing Politics And Burning Questions; Undermining Science and Twisting Ourselves Into Pretzels Over Global Warming …. (stoptheaclu, FT)
~ BARACK Obama: A comprehensive look at his life, worldview, and politics …. (discoverthenetworks)
~ OBAMA’S ISLAM: Now he tells us …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ KEEPING TRACK— Czar Czar Galore– 1. Af-Pak (Afghanistan-Pakistan) Czar: Richard Holbrooke; 2. Bailout Czar: Herb Allison; 3. Border Czar: Alan Bersin; 4. Car Czar: Steven Rattner; 5. Climate Czar: Todd Stern; 6. Cyber Security Czar: vacant; 7. Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske; 8. Economic Czar: vacant; 9. Energy Czar: Carol M. Browner; 10. Faith-based Czar: Joshua DuBois; 11. Great Lakes Cleanup Czar: Cameron Davis; 12. Green Jobs Czar: Van Jones; 13. Guantanamo Closure Czar: Daniel Fried; 14. Health Reform Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle; 15. Health Infotech Czar: David Blumenthal; 16. Middle East Czar: George Mitchell; 17. Non-Proliferation (WMD) Czar: Gary Samore; 18. Pay (Compensation) Czar: Kenneth Feinberg; 19. Persian Gulf & Southwest Asia Czar: Dennis Ross; 20. Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein; 21. Science Czar: John Holdren; 22. Stimulus Accountability Czar: Earl Devaney; 23. Sudan Czar: Scott Gration; 24. TARP Czar: Elizabeth Warren; 25. Technology Czar: Vivek Kundra; 26. Terrorism Czar: John Brennan; 27. Urban Czar: Aldolfo Carrion, Jr. …. (imao.us)
~ NOW, WHERE DID That Trillion Dollars Go? Conor Friedersdorf wants to know …. (firstthings)
~ YOU MAY BE ON IT! “Obama’s Enemies List Grows – The targeting of perceived political enemies by the Obama Administration has grown from mere individuals to entire groups; this just in: “Graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are being told in writing to leave at home or in their vehicles all “ceremonial swords” and anything else “that might be considered a weapon or a threat by screeners” for Friday’s outdoor commencement ceremonies featuring an address by President Barack Obama”” …. (spectator, atlasshrugs2000)
~ NO SOONER had I filed my Saturday column about the abuse of fact and reason in President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech, than I found myself reading the draft of another big Obama speech, delivered at the D-Day anniversary …. (davidwarrenonline)
~ HERE A CZAR, THERE A CZAR… Obama’s man called shots on bankruptcy– “Chrysler executives still hoped to avoid bankruptcy. The UAW had ratified a second round of concessions that froze wages, cut retiree health care benefits and agreed not to strike the company for more than six years. All but a handful of lenders had signed off on the U.S. Treasury’s offer of $2 billion to write off $6.9 billion in Chrysler loans”.. but Obama’s man said no …. (freep.com)
~ THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Emails show Fed strong-armed BofA …. (instapundit)
~ THE OLD SAYING about not taking a knife to a gun fight comes to mind–except that Obama doesn’t even think he needs to bring a knife. He’s counting on his magical, hypnotic voice and unflappably vague postmodern personality …. (drsanity.blog)
~ IT’S ALL CONNECTED— Discover the networks …. (discoverthenetworks.org)
~ THE DAUPHIN OF DETROIT— It’s not Mr. Deese’s fault for being selected for the job, though it might be someone else’s fault for creating the job in the first place …. (richardfernandez)
~ NETANYAHU was told Tuesday by an “American official” in Jerusalem that, “We are going to change the world. Please, don’t interfere.”; Krauthammer: Obama ‘Did More In 3 Min To Delegitimize Israel Than Any Prez In US History‘ …. (sondrak, gatewaypundit)
~ TREASURY Secretary Tim Geithner & the American Media Blackout …. (firstthings)
~ CRISIS! Evaluating the leaked Democrat health care bill …. (winteryknight)
~ REALITY AWAITS Obama – Utopian fantasy is the underlying principle of President Obama’s foreign policy. It is Freudian foreign policy. Remove their fears, and their hostility will disappear …. (spectator)
~ ACORN: an in-depth look at a voter-registration fraud factory and a chief contributor to the current economic crisis; “Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now” …. (discoverthenetworks)
~ SOTOMAYOR, Catholic Supremacy, and Protestant Approaches to Law …. (FT)
~ CONTRA MEDICAL TYRANNY— AMA Speaks Out– Rejects Obamacare; Stopping “The Government Option”; Another Warning From Another MD; “Doctors Can Write Their Own Prescription” …. (gatewaypundit, hughhewitt)
~ FR. SAMIR: Obama’s speech “only served to please Islam” …. (insightscoop)
~ CHARLES PIERCE: What If Obama’s Out of His Mind? …. (instapundit)
~ IN HIS SPEECH last week in Cairo, President Obama proclaimed he was a “student of history.” But despite Barack Obama’s image as an Ivy-League-educated intellectual, he lacks historical competency, both in areas of facts and interpretation …. (jewishworldreview)
~ PAYMASTER George Soros: the most powerful force behind the political Left …. (discoverthenetworks)
~ WHILE ‘BAMA SAID ‘Pretty Pleeeeease?– Reports: North Korea sentences American journos to 12 years in a labor camp …. (michellemalkin)
~ INSTAPUNDIT— “I don’t think Obama realizes — or, more frighteningly, perhaps he doesn’t care — what this spending is going to do to the economy. After all, the free market is just a rival power center. As Tim Noah says: ‘On Wall Street, financial crisis destroys jobs. Here in Washington, it creates them. The rest is just details.” …. (instapundit)
~ SAUL ALINSKY: the revolutionary who shaped Barack Obama’s politics and created the blueprint for “community organizing”; Hillary Clinton: From Alinsky disciple to Secretary of State …. (discoverthenetworks)
~ POLL SAYS 45% of Americans Want to Cancel Rest of Stimulus …. (spectator.org)
~ AN ABORTION Extremist in Moderate Clothing …. (spectator)
~ OBAMACARE poster contest updated with new entries …. (michellemalkin)
~ AMERICA must avoid Canadian-sytle health care– Canadian physician and Manhattan Institute senior fellow David Gratzer in the Wall Street Journal today; Health Care Rationing is Like a High School Clique …. (soberingthoughts, FT)
~ OBAMA TELLS American Businesses to Drop Dead: Kevin Hassett …. (bloomberg)
~ OUR ‘BAMA, which art in DC– Just say the word… and thy will be done: “Obama’s belief in dialogue, in the winning power of friendly humility, will be tested not by the reaction to his speeches, but by the success or failure of his smiling overtures to those now hostile to our country” …. (sda)
~ HOW UNCONSTITUTIONAL is Barack Obama? Let me count the ways …. (stoptheaclu)
~ THUG-WATCH: “Last Election Day in the U.S., three members of black supremacist group New Black Panthers, one of them wielding an nightstick, stood in front of a polling building in Philadelphia wearing black berets and military-type garb” …. (sda)
~ LOUDMOUTHED RACIST Rev. Wright In Va. Paper: ‘Them Jews’ Won’t Let Me Talk to My Son Barack …. (newsbusters)
~ RASMUSSEN: Plurality wants Porkulus canceled …. (hotair.com)
~ OBAMA’S pandering to Islam will result in the abandonment of Israel …. (jihadwatch)
~ DEALERGATE Update– Too stinky even for Congress? …. (proteinwisdom)
~ SCARAMOUCHE ON Obama’s tropical logic: Here’s how it works–spend a wack of cash to relocate a handful of Chinese jihadis from a Caribbean Island (where you can keep an eye on ‘em) to one in the South Pacific (where you can’t) …. (scaramouche)
~ SUPER-ADHESIVE! Anti-Americanism is the strongest glue known to mankind …. (spectator)
~ SPOT THE WINNER: Katie Couric’s PrObamanews ratings lowest since Nielsen started ratings; and Palin? …. (P2BC)
~ UNIONS IN DEBT— ‘We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama,” declared Andy Stern last month, and the president of the Service Employees International Union wasn’t exaggerating. The SEIU and AFL-CIO have been spending so much on politics that they’re going deeply into debt …. (SDA)
~ MICHELLE OBAMA visits London, heals sick, feeds starving, creates world peace, etc …. (blogs.telegraph)
Beauty’s only skin deep, but ugliness….
Was she sent from the future to kill John Connor,
Or is she a Predator-beast in disguise?
~ ODDLY ENOUGH, while Obama had time for shopping and Paris, not so much for Sarkozy or Merkel. And he we thought the Euroids would love him, because he would nicey-nice them! When asked, he unhesitatingly threw his schedule under the bus …. (google.com)
~ THE SORRY SPECTACLE of Unrequited Blandishment; being a vomitous surfeit of Obamolatry in the press …. (PW)
~ SAYS CBS: Obamas Turned DC Into ‘Hollywood On The Potomac’ …. (newsbusters)
~ OBAMA GETS RESULTS! Post-Cairo– Ahmadinejad and Assad: Iran and Syria Are Leading a New World Order; The Time of America and the West Is Over …. (memri)
~ BROADCAST NETS PANIC over Second-Guessing of Obama Administration’s Chrysler/Fiat Deal …. (newsbusters)
~ THE MESSIAH and the Dark Side of the Moonbat …. (onecosmos.blog)
~ WHO INVOKES the name of Jesus more: Bush or Obama? …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ OUTRAGE: German public TV blames Geert Wilders for the murder of Theo van Gogh …. (internationalfreepresssociety)
~ FJORDMAN to President Obama: Regarding Islam and Science …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ IS THE US REALLY a Nation of God-Fearing Darwin-Haters? …. (SCF)
~ HEALTH CARE a stalking horse for nanny-state restrictions …. (hotair.com)
~ SAITH P2BC— At least he’s wearing shoes? …. (proudtobecanadian)
~ COURT JESTER TONGUEBATH WATCH— US comedy shows demean Sarah Palin as Barack Obama lauds them; David Letterman on Sarah Palin: ‘Slutty flight attendant’; Letterman’s Misogyny And Crude Remarks At Palins Avoid Media Scrutiny …. (VARIOUS)
~ MALKIN WONDERS..Porkulus above the pay grade of its chief? …. (hotair)
~ HOT NEW TREND: Carefree Hipsters Go For Funemployment, Starve-cation …. (iowahawk)
~ DAVID LETTERMAN Fallout; NYT Covers Up Letterman Joke About Palin’s Daughter. Has Mr. Letterman REALLY looked at the kind of people he has as guests most days? Hollywood is hardly a moral high-place from which to cast aspersion …. (proteinwisdom, newsbusters)
~ UPDATE: And then there’s this. Governor Palin’s daughter is a prostitute …. (themcj)
~ THE LAW LORDS make Britain unsafe yet again …. (spectator)
~ NAPOLITANO adds adviser with ties to terror backers …. (creepingsharia)
~ FUN WITH JEW-SHOOTING: “Two shot at Washington’s Holocaust Museum: I guess it you’re a “lone gunman” looking to shoot some Jews”; Holocaust Museum shooter hated Christians, too …. (scaramouche, whatswrongwiththeworld)
~ MUZZLE-LAND— UK faces backlash over “libel tourists” …. (IFPS)
~ THE EU COURT of Human Rights orders Turkey to pay damages to relatives of honor killing victim …. (jihadwatch)
~ MUSLIM BLOGGER wants us to sew yellow question marks on our lapels …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ AND NOTHING but the truth so help me taqiyya …. (sondrak)
~ THE HIZBALLAH appear to lose the Lebanon elections …. (richardfernandez)
~ CANUCKI ISLAMIST WATCH: “Sheema blows smoke (again): One of the many unpleasant repercussions of Obama’s Cairo declaration is that it affords Islamists like Sheema Khan another opportunity to lecture us for our “intolerance”/”Islamophobia” (really, our distress over creeping/cantering/galloping sharia” …. (scaramouche)
~ EMBOLDENED Hamas requests direct talks with Obama …. (creepingsharia)
~ GOOD NEWS: New Wahabi Style Madrassah To Open in Virginia …. (CitC)
~ GEORGIA TECH jihadist guilty; father says: “He’s not guilty of any crimes in the eyes of Allah. He’s guilty of U.S. laws.” …. (jihadwatch)
~ OUT OF IRAN— Archbishop Chaput gives ‘Stoning of Soraya’ two thumbs up …. (freerepublic)
~ LEGAL FILING against 9/11 families: so bad it’s good …. (creepingsharia)
~ ‘THIRD JIHAD’ Documentary Warns Against Homegrown Terrorism, Creeping Sharia …. (newsbusters)
~ ‘BAMA’S LARGESS— Palestinians to get $55 million more in jizya from U.S. …. (JiWa)
~ IRAN-WATCH— Can Mr Ahmadinejad’s wife win the election for her husband? …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ SAUDI Sheikh: Attacking infidel tourists is legitimate …. (JiWa)
~ KILL BUSH! “NYCLU sues Troy, NY for shutting down Virtual Jihadi video game exhibition” …. (creepingsharia)
~ BULLIES FOR Jew-bashing: Queers for Hamas (which is what Queers Against Israeli Apartheid amounts to) has to be one of the silliest, most self-defeating constructs ever. It’s akin to “Jews for Nazis” or “Tutsis for Hutus”–sheer idiocy (or in this case, useful idiocy). Nonetheless, the jihad makes for, er, strange bedfellows …. (scaramouche)
~ VIA GLEDHILL— Terror ruling: ‘Even God gave Adam a fair trial.’ …. (gledhill)
~ THE FATAL Consequences of Danish Policy Towards Muslims …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ POT CALLS KETTLE black: Ahmadinejad is accusing his rivals of using “Hitler tactics” …. (scaramouche)
~ EGYPT: Muslims angered, take revenge over recovery of abducted Coptic Christian teenage girl following forced “conversion” …. (jihadwatch)