~ ITEM: Podcast; Office for the Dead (for Iran)
~ ITEM: Another axis of evil
~ ITEM: PJTV SPECIAL REPORT: Iranian Election Chaos … The Revolution Will Be Twitterized
~ WATCHING IRAN: Teh Binks’ take? The canned pre-arranged election went tea-party on the mullahs. Even if that’s not the case, the plebs are getting uppity over there, and the bosses don’t like it.
Here in Canada, we have petty would-be tyrants bossing people around for their own good. In Iran, they’ve had 30 years of the fully-monty misery, and it looks like the regime is in trouble.
Dictatorships love faux-elections, with the inevitable 99.5% turnout, and all that. As far as I can tell, this was supposed to be yet another one in Czar Mullah-run style, but the kids are getting uppity (gee, sounds like 1979, except those kids are now the tyrant geezers in charge), can Twitter, e-mail, YouTube, and have sent a clear message to the elites and the world that Persian folks are tired of theocracy and canned elections, worried about nuclear war, and don’t particularly care for their rulers.
The other guy in the election doesn’t matter, in one sense– freedom-loving university students, women’s rights activists and others have been disappearing or rotting in jail or turning up dead for years– even if we didn’t pay much attention to them. Shame on us.
An Ancient People
Why do I say ‘Persian’? Because before Islam steamrolled her ancient (and indeed, partly Christianized) culture, this is one of the old great nations of the ancient world, feared by all, then conquered by Alexander, then risen again under new kings. The mighty monuments of old Persia still stand– though the mullahs were mulling bulldozing the lot, since for Islam, anything ‘before’ is essentially ‘the time of evil’.
When I see skin-colour, I ask ‘Who are they– what do they think?’ and not ‘all Arabs/ Persians/ Muslims are retards. I remember a refugee of the ’79 Revolution who came to university in Canada, and told us of what he was escaping– he spoke 4 or 5 languages, was funny, well-read, politically serious, and a good guy– and he taught me and my immature teen friends some naughty Iranian curses. Plus he loved D&D.
Sure the former Shah of Iran sucked in certain ways– like the Russian Tsar, or the French King: and the horrible slaughter and many-times worse revolutions that overthrew them were so very much worse. Revolutions eat their children, and then their grandchildren: the reform becomes the revolt becomes the new tyrants. The Tsar’s feeble internal security and a few hundred in detention becomes the KGB, and 25 millions in the Gulags.
Iraq sits next door, having a much freer system, and actual elections that mean something– the grass is greener over the fence.
Despite the usual patterns of politics and diplomacy, this is one of those quirky moments when a whole people are galvanized by an idea of freedom. And the Persian people will remember this time, whether better days come sooner or later for them: that American, Canada, and the world stood for them, and let their voices be heard, when their own masters would not listen, or only respond with violence and death.
They will remember these days: that we watched, spoke out,stood with them– (don’t do that Iran internet-blocking thing: it mostly hurts the good guys)? This may be one of those moments that changes the life of a people and the world, without the big names and important occasions– and even aside from the bumbling utopian intentions of the Greatest POTUS Ever.
Militant head-cracking Shari’a Islamic Theocracy is not the best that the world has to offer. God loves his people, and would have them set free, to live to the full, and worship, and bring forward all the best of who they are and could and should be. ~
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~ JUST GOTTA SAY IT— I Love the TV-show NCIS, just finished season 6, with a sweet cliffhanger. It is a profoundly conservative, politically incorrect show from that conservative and politically incorrect producer & screenwriter Donald P. Bellisario, mastermind of “Magnum, P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, and NCIS. Less-known creations include Tales of the Gold Monkey, Tequila & Bonetti and First Monday. He was also writer/producer on Black Sheep Squadron and the original Battlestar Galactica“.
It’s all about the actors and the writing: almost never a false note, and the writing is crisp– almost sparse– and sparkles with intelligence, seriousness, and humour. It’s a very human show.
The show deals in good/ evil, topical issues, the life & death costs of the current Jihad, and so much more. Plus, we get to see the CIA, FBI, and Mossad in action, with more than a whiff of Tom Clancy. Bellisario is neither peacenik or warmonger– nor a antihero worshipper– but rather a teller of stories of our time. If you’ve not seen it, the DVD season are on Amazon, and re-runs through the Summer on North American TV.
NCIS– part of what makes the Binks who he is. Obey, enjoy. ~
~ ITEM: WEAPONS OF DOOM! — Obama To Outlaw….Pocket Knives?? Really?
~ ITEM: (And they can have my knife when they pry it from my cold dead hands….)
Next up: a new rocks, fists, pointy sticks, baseball bat Czar, plus bureaucracy and enforcement? It’s worked SO well in Britain over the last little while. Citified idios who have never earned a blister in their lives have no idea that for most users, a jack-knife is a handy tool, not a bloody toy or a weapon.
Until the last century or so, people carried them everywhere; in the middle ages, people had dinner-knife sized things on their belts for eating, self-defense, and general purposes. Banning knives (like “gun free zones”) is a feel-good measure at best, ensuring that only criminals have knives.. at worst, it’s another effort to disarm and render defenceless individual Americans, in order to make everyone depend ever more on the government, and the police (when they arrive, 45 minutes later).
Any weapon or tool requires training– for almost everyone, that makes them safer to themselves and others. Thus, given that there are millions of martial artists, military people, construction workers, and ordinary folks with such knives, we don’t see mad slasher events in every corner of the U.S. or Canada.
Indeed, as the possibly gun-toting Kathy Shaidle and others have remarked, if a few of the folks in the Ecole Polytechnique had recognized the piddly .22 rifle that Ghamil Gharbi (a.k.a. Marc Lepine) was brandishing, it wasn’t an M-16 let alone a heavy assault rifle like a AK-47, however scary it looked. The point? All those women died because nobody in the room– in the new, safer, peaceful Trudeaupistan– had proper gun-training. A .22 can kill, but not easily, plus unlike larger bullets, it has little stopping power. A 9mm or .357 or AK-47 will knock you on your ass, and make big holes. A .22 will really, really, really hurt– but barring a critical hit, won’t stop or kill you. After all, the police– with guns, bullet-proof vests, and riot-gear, often don’t enter a building until after the murdering is done.
Thus, several of the heroes on the doomed Flight 93 had various kinds of weapons and combat training: they weren’t violent crazy people, but ordinary folks who realized that They™ will not always be there to save you, and that a stand-up prepared citizenry is the first line of defence for life and freedom, and personal safety for you and your loved ones/ neighbours.
Resist the infantilizing pressures of the all-encompassing state; train your kids and grandkids to use tools and weapons properly; and remember– the best defence against hate-crimes and rape is a little judiciously-appled weapon therapy. ~
Fun With Umpty Gazillions
~ ITEM: How will President-elect Obama pay for his socialist agenda?
~ ITEM: Senate health overhaul costs top $1.6 trillion– Becoming big worry for moderate Republicans Obama hoping to win over
~ ITEM: INFLATION-WATCH: Sooner or later, the Fed will have to ratchet back the money supply is keep inflation under control and could wind up triggering second recession on the heels of the first
~ ITEM: Freedom Can’t Be Rationed, by Rep. Mike Pence: “The truth is, government-run health insurance takes away citizens’ freedom”
~ ITEM: GM-Chrysler bailout is a $14,705 tax on new car purchases
~ ITEM: Wealth creation vs. spending: Boris Johnson lodges a “small, sheep-like cough of protest.”
~ I’M NO ECONOMIST, but watching Obama flashing out plans for a trillion here and a trillion there (on top of the new uber-bloated budget, that is), I think we’re seeing how liberals think. Money comes from government and taxes on bad rich people and evil corporations and suchlike. Said money should be spread around so everybody gets some, for the sake of fairness– andto the government for special lprojects, since they know best for everyone.
OK, so I’m oversimplifying, but not by much: money simply pops into existence from nothing, for progressives. It’s like a child’s view: money comes from parents. The question never arises “and where parents get it from, and how?” until later maturity and Sumemr jobs kick in.
So Obama has spent 11-12 TRILLIONS of imaginary magic-money in his proposed USSA Utopia of Barack. He’s been printing money, too. That’s where it comes from. You know, just like as a legacy kid at an ivy League university– money just shows up, and then you spend it.
Except: it comes from people, productive companies, and people getting paid for working, and investment, and creating products and turning raw materials into useful things, and sweat, and all the rest. You know , real econonomics. And corporations are people working for other people (shareholders), by making money– for example– taking oil out of the ground to turn it into gas, or teleprompter parts, or fuel for Obama’s Jet. Nothing just happens, except grass and bugs and the sunshine. All the rest is 15 000 years+ of organized civilization, and in the case of America, 400+ years of bloody hard work, saving, investing, and making the world a better and more prosperous place than you found it.
So– by one estimate I saw somewhere– each Canadian at birth inherits about $450K each of What Others Built Up & Passed On– roads, buildings, wires, schools, infrastructure, hospitals, military.. anything that isn’t trees, land, water, and plants and such. We start ahead not because of the largess of government, but because of the work of others over centuries. Big Government is an unproductive 20th century invention.
Bureaucracy and taxes are economy-killers; and the feel-good “free health care”? Three lies for the price of one, that will cripple the already bankrupting American economy, cost jobs, close companies, and result in less health-care, rationing, and more bureaucracy (and lots more taxes). It’s a bottomless money pit, and a massive fail.
Thus, as Obama cuts and slashes and spends with no apparent understanding of how the real world works, the consequences and economic trickle-down will be real, and potentially catastrophic. Fiddling with corporations, health care, taxes to pay for all the magic new stuff.. it comes from somewhere, and will disappear from somewhere else. Crushing American productivity and ignoring record-high unemployment (thus declining tax-receipts for the government) = more debt, hence more imaginary money to be paid back somewhere, somehow.. money yet to be earned, invested, and mostly produced by the real activity of actual people and companies.
Obama is like a kid, borrowing money from imaginary parents, who just get money from ‘somewhere’. ~
~ ITEM: Twitter: Coming to a church near you?
~ LIKE ANY interweb thingy, Twitter can be overhyped and underwhelming. However, it’s re-vivifying the immediacy of the web, where e-mail and too many blogs have actually slowed things down: there are only so many hours in a day. But that blessed 140-word per post thing: fast, simple, and you can read a couple hundred in a few minutes.
Plus, it shrinks the world: there are various big politicos and high/ mighty blogger-types who now read this blog because of Twitter– and just today I got a useful link I’d missed via a post from Fred Thompson (or whomever Tweets for him).
It won’t do your laundry, cure world hunger, or any other such utopian whatnot: but it’s a timely, powerful tool that’s getting people back in touch, and speeding news along like no other current application. It’s much more of a community than a geek-thing, and deadly easy to understand & use. A program like TweetDeck helps keep everything a little more user-friendly.
Twitter has proven to be a powerful tool in the ongoing situation in Iran, with freedom activists getting the word out despite the regime’s attempted web-silencing.
Most of your fave Canucki blogs are on there, too– though Wendy Sullivan’s Twittermania heartily outdistances Shaidle’s efforts.
That’s: [ binkswebelf ], online via Twitter.
~ ITEM: “Learn Latin: it’s practical!”
~ ITEM: Latin Phrases
~ ITEM: Humour– Handy Latin Phrases
~ ITEM: OWER SKOOLS: 60% of Students at Inner City School Flunk 8th Grade. Teacher’s Unions, teachers hardest hit
~ A LONG TIME AGO, children were tortured in schools with boring facts that hurt their heads, tests and exams, grammar and hard languages, old stuff, and their tender feelings and inner creativity were trampled like so much sidewalk. So experts made the school curriculum much more fun, and easier, and got rid of old boring torture-type stuff– and extended basic education over a comfy 12 years. You don’t even need to read to graduate these days! And university? Really more like High School, now.
Except– grammar and Shakespeare and Latin and Poetry and Ancient Histry and French and German and all that turns out to be pretty important for being an actually well-educated person; with the capacity to analyse, understand, and be connected with the fullness of Western Civilization. Often, people discover these things later in life, or despite the curriculum, and realize that they were short-changed by modern ‘relevant’ curricula of the politically correct variety. Instead of thinking, too much education is about downloading the ‘correct’ opinions on debatable societal issues like global warming or same-sexuality or diversity and the worthlessness of your own culture and history.
Thankfully, though 40-50 years of education has been dumbed down, we needn’t despair. Books, old texts, and all sorts of stuff has been put online. Free.
To follow up on Miss Orwell’s Picnic, you can learn Latin and Greek online, and through all sorts of resources. “LatinStudy is an open mailing list dedicated to the study of Latin, including Classical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin authors”– you do assignments with a workbook (via Amazon.com), and learn and ask questions by e-mail to a forum. Free. Cool, huh?
Dumbing down the sheeple via much public education and university is all about making them incapable of thinking and disagreeing with the status quo and chattering classes. Education becomes indoctrination: citizenship becomes nanny-state dependence; and all too often, people don’t even realize what was stolen from them, nor the treasures of art, language, and wisdom that rightly belongs to them.
Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure. ~
But Enough About You…
CintheC: Feel Better Binky!
YOUR COMMENTS-– An Word From Teh Binks
WALKER: A note on teh Binks
~ IT’S A GUILTY secret, but not everybody who says “I’ll be praying for you” actually does. It’s that sin of good intentions, or pride, maybe. In any case, for them of you of faith out there, do pray for all the news you read here, for all the free-speechers and liberty-fighters and good guys– and that bad guys experience a change of heart. Some folks are under legal threat; others under physical threat; all need invisible means of support.
Warmest thanks to everyone who sent good wishes and prayers along to this blogger– even folks across the ideological line, in one case– I’m feeling a little better, plus now taking meds and resting up to fully recuperate. ~
~ A MOST HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Deborah Gyapong, a great warrior in the battle to restore Canada’s lost liberties …. (gyapong.blog)
The Jew, Mark Steyn
~ MARK STEYN on why the fascists are winning in Europe …. (macleans.ca)
~ STATE COMMISSAR DISRESPECTED BY INGRATE PROLETARIAT— CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS: The Dominion of Canada complains Blazing Cat Fur is out to get it …. (steynonline)
~ THE IRANIAN ELECTION: THE NEW REALISM– Is Obama on the side of the mullahs? …. (nrotc)
~ VIA DRISCOLL— “No Shirt, No Shoes, No PC Views, No Service” …. (eddriscoll)
~ TROUBLE AT the Canadian Mausoleum of Human Rights …. (scaramouche)
~ TOWNHALL— “Live Free or Die” is the title of author and columnist Mark Steyn’s speech at Hillsdale College …. (WalterEWilliams)
~ THE JEW STEYN: “In a novel development in my battles with the Canadian state’s thought police, Jennifer Lynch, Queen’s Counsel and Canada’s chief censor, is now complaining that I’m restricting the free speech of her massive government bureaucracy” …. (nationalreview)
~ SLAM-DUNK, STEYN— “A totalitarianism of half-wits” …. (scaramouche)
~ HUGH HEWITT— Steyn. Lileks, Paul Harvey’s Biographer, and A Book for Graduates …. (hughhewitt)
~ ALL STEYN’S FAULT: They just keep coming… Here comes the science on Euro-Muslims …. (dustmybroom)
~ TEH EZRA ON Support from… Daily Kos? …. (ez)
~ EZRA GETS Press coverage in the U.S. and Australia …. (ezralevant)
~ PARLIAMENTARY hearings into CHRC’s censorship begin, Lynch refuses to attend …. (ezralevant)
~ ONE MORE TIME: The Letter that Started It All, by Rev. Stephen Boissoin. Come and get me, you cowards …. (canadianpastor.blog)
~ MUST-WATCH— Questioning of ‘Human Rights officer’ by Parliamentary committee. This has to be seen to be believed; CHRC Gets Hammered at Parliamentary Hearing; Audio of Thursdays Parliamentary CHRC session …. (IFP, socon, jc)
~ FRESH DEBORAH GYAPONG: The HRCs comin’ at ya from the FAAAAAR Left; More on Jennifer Lynching the context; More reaction to Jennifer Lynch’s speech; The Anchoress dreams strange Obama dreams; Turning 60— it ain’t gonna be so bad; CHRC grilling by Conservative MP Russ Hiebert; New York Times covers story of man; Some great arguments for marriage; Most interesting analysis of the Iran situation …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ SHAIDLENESS— ‘Red Dawn’ remake vomit alert!; My co-author comments on latest stupidity from Canada’s censor in chief; I’ll forgive Derb’s apparent ignorance of the whole ‘pricing’ thing; Why political correctness is a threat to national security, part XVI; News Corp. sells conservative mag The Weekly Standard; Canada’s censor in chief slammed in National Post editorial; ‘Pinnacle Security (…) has made a business model of hiring former [Mormon] missionaries’ as door-to-door salesmen; Alberta politician: ‘Raising children properly’ requires stay-at-home parent; Need a quick, last minute, no-hassle Father’s Day gift?; Happy birthday, Deborah Gyapong!; UK writer has attack of ‘burkha rage’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ HARPER & CO. losin’ it big time: Conservative bills would force ISPs to widen police access …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ CHRISTINE ELLIOTT and the Human Rights Commission …. (shotgun)
~ JENNY LYNCH hates her some bloggers; What is wrong with the Human Rights Commissions?; Who needs a Lynch mob?; Jay Currie ponders the Queen of Censorship’s proper role after her speech; ‘Lynch’ mob scrambling …. (Various)
~ WHAT THE poets are sayin.. Free Speech …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ STRAIGHT Talk from Randy Hillier on Human Rights Commissions …. (socon.ca)
~ CANUCKI INTERWEBS— Liberal, Tory; same old story …. (SDA)
~ AN POEM: Only By Fire is Fascism Finished …. (americandigest)
~ COMMANDMENTS lecture series: An atheist defends God as ‘man’s greatest idea’ …. (nationalpost)
~ HELP STOP Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia Bill C-384 …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ NATIONAL POST editorial board: The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s unbalanced view of critics …. (nationalpost)
~ JENNIFER LYNCH is upset that the CHRC is a criminally corrupt, radical left wing, rights abusing cesspool that’s been hijacked by extremists …. (MaD)
~ SKIPMEISTER: “I’ve largely stayed out of the cesspool of the Human Rights Commission debate for a few reasons” …. (skippy-posts.blog)
~ COWARD-WATCH: Chief Jackboot Boycotts Parliamentary Hearings, even though (as she and her mouthpieces always remind us) You Are Not The Boss Of Me! the HRC is a creation of Parliament, and has oversight over her and the Commission. Funny, that. Looks like she’s hoping for an election to get her buddies back in power, and get back on track crushing people as necessary, via an unreformed CHRC …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ TROUBLE-MAKING JERKS— Witches in church ban claim ‘discrimination'; Diocese in England confirms group not ‘compatible with Catholic ethos’ …. (WND)
~ CRIKEY! Crikey even Bernie Farber says Jennifer Lynch has gone off the rails …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ DAWN EDEN— Sex and Chastity: On the broken heart of Chastity Bono, now 40 …. (dawneden.blog)
~ FRESH GOODNESS from Gerry Hunter: “World Without Transcendence — One Flesh Torn Asunder.” …. (lfbtl)
~ ABORTIONIST Killed: National news Abortionist Kills Woman: Ignored. In completely unrelated and unlikely news, “Pro-life Leaders Face Death Threats, Require Protection From Abortion Rights Radicals”. If a pro-bort hates & hurts, it’s OK; if a pro-baby person does anything whatsoever, they deserve every kind of nasty; Pro-Abort Threats …. (bluewavecanada)
~ PONDERING Damsels in distress …. (dawneden.blog)
~ CANUCKISTAN— God save us from our health care system …. (westernstandard.ca)
~ LOVING FATHERS are critical to child development, let’s treat them like they matter …. (mercatornet)
~ FATHER Raymond J. De Souza: Ottawa turns a lazy eye on Mohawk lawlessness …. (nationalpost)
~ .. BUT OF COURSE, They Are Not The Ones Being Killed …. (forlifeandfamily)
~ SIGH– WORD HAS IT that the extremely elderly and opinionated NS Scott is going on some kind of blogging hiatus. He didn’t even ask permission, first! …. (novascotiascott)
~ RETHINKING the Crusades …. (insightscoop)
~ CONSERVATIVE ROOTS— Full Review of Ancestral Shadows by Russell Kirk …. (merecomments)
~ DINO-MEDIA WATCH— “Announcing the Save Frank Rich Society”, by Roger Kimball …. (rogerkimball)
~ CHINA BACKS OFF on mandatory spyware …. (boingboing)
~ OFFICIAL JEW BERNIE would have volunteered for the Judenrat …. (cjnews)
~ THE USEFUL IDIOT’S Definitive List of Capitalist Deaths …. (peoplescube)
~ THOUGHTS on humor, in reply to Steven Crowder …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ EVIL PLASTIC BAGS— A Desperate Declaration of Hatred from the Dead Soul of 416. Salt, butter, and other past “Evil Things Beyond All Evil” demand equal time, media attention …. (skippy-posts.blog)
~ THE FACTS ON MR. TILLER— Pro-life maternal-fetal medicine specialist comments on Tiller’s practice …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ AVOIDING CHINESE GOODS? Check The Barcode! …. (mitchieville)
~ AGAINST THE WALL, HONKY! British Police ‘illegally’ stopping white people to racially balance stop-and-search figures, watchdog claims; Stop and search ‘racism’ – get over it …. (dailymail, blogs.telegraph, mitchieville)
~ ODDLY ENOUGH, The iPresident is Not Friendly to Technology …. (mkfreeberg)
~ OFFING THE NON-BRAINDEAD: The Illegal Death of Terri Schiavo …. (merecomments)
~ PETER KREEFT— Confessions of a Computer Hater …. (insidecatholic)
~ WINTERY K’NIGGIT— Why won’t Christians defend their faith in public? …. (winteryknight)
~ SO YOU THINK OUR HRCs are the Only Crazy Ones– The US Department of Homeland Security is Right Up There With Them …. (freethroughtruth.blog)
~ INSIDE CATHOLIC— Anti-Catholic Free Speech …. (insidecatholic)
~ AMERICA: Last opportunity for ‘hate crimes’ letter campaign– Hundreds of thousands delivered in opposition to ‘Paedophile Protection Act’; Federal Civil Rights Commission Warns Hate Crimes Bill Poses “Menace” to Civil Liberties …. (Various)
~ CAREERIST SPEAKS of her two abortions. Murder for fame? Howcum some famous folks have kids and fame? …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ GLENN SACKS— ‘Hardline Feminist’ to Head UK’s Family and Parenting Institute …. (glennsacks)
~ LIKE THE ENGINEERS of that proverbial railway bridge, the Nazis? worked relentlessly to replace the nuts and bolts of traditional ?Christianity with a new political religion …. (insightscoop)
~ OMNIPOTENT MORAL BUSY-BODIES: How EU bureaucrats are destroying public life …. (frankfuredi)
~ CHUCK COLSON— In His Image: The Roots of Social Justice …. (transfigurations.blog)
~ THOSE UTERINE PARASITES— “The uninterrupted life is not worth living”; and “In modern societies, children are no longer capital goods, but luxury consumption items” …. (curtjester, nrotc)
~ NOT AGAIN: Bucknell University vs. Free Speech …. (brain-terminal)
~ CURIOUSLY ENOUGH, Politicians share personality traits with serial killers: Study …. (mkfreeberg)
~ EWWWW! JOOOOOOS! Churches for Middle East Peace Conference Meets– Israel, not Iran, should be the object of U.S. pressure in the Middle East, according to an ecumenical group involved in Middle East peace …. (theird.org)
~ DOUG ROSS— Larwyn’s Linx: Live Free or Die …. (directorblue.blog)
~ THE MIHTY DIANA WEST addresses Copenhagen conference …. (ifps)
~ HANSON ON The New Orwellianism …. (nrotc)
~ THE FOLLOWING letter regarding the proposed Hate Crimes Prevention Act was sent by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Senate leaders …. (nrotc)
~ ON FATHER’S DAY— The Spectator: “Toby Young says that Father’s Day is nothing to celebrate: today’s neutered dads have become overworked assistants to their children rather than paternal role models.” …. (drhelen.blog)
~ IRON CURTAIN WATCH: Chris Selley’s Full Pundit: The lefties conquer Nova Scotia. Who’s next? …. (nationalpost)
~ RYAN SAGER is writing about Barack Obama’s (entirely predictable) underbussing of equal rights for gay people. But substitute “Harper” for “Obama” and “freedom of speech” for “gay rights” and the argument should look all too familiar to Canadian conservatives …. (ghostofaflea)
~ CAHLIFOHNIYAH— The Great American Nightmare in Miniature …. (skippy-posts.blog)
~ SILENCE, INFIDELS! — Robert Gagnon: Why a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity “Hate Crimes” Law Is Bad for You; UK: Christians urged to act over ‘outrageous’ Coroners Bill …. (transfigurations)
~ VOLOKH— Bryan Caplan’s Advice on Social Intelligence …. (volokh.com)
~ ED DRISCOLL— “All Reporters Ought To Be Brave Enough To Reveal Their Political Affiliations” …. (eddriscoll)
~ BARBARA KAY ON The commodification of sperm …. (barbarakay.ca)
~ APARTHEID: was it all bad? …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ SENATOR DEMINT describes fight for free speech– FCC hearing moves Genachowski nomination forward …. (worldnetdaily)
~ STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE— Arctic/Offshore patrol ships: More never never land …. (toyoufromfailinghands.blog)
~ PANDER, AID, ABET— Bruce S. Thornton: The Left’s dalliance with tyrants and dictators – Jamie Glazov’s new book explores the absence of morality. “Dupes” …. (victorhanson)
~ RIGHT GIRL— Ed-yu-kay-shun …. (girlontheright)
~ HUGH HEWITT— Will President Obama Speak For Freedom and Human Rights? …. (townhall)
~ DR. HELEN— Conservative women, cyber-rape and wimps …. (drhelen.blog)
~ WE’RE MOST EVIL EVER! Mainline Church Leaders Demand Obama Investigate and Expose Alleged U.S. Torture. Religious officials assume the worst allegations are true, as they allege a “shameful history of torture” in the U.S. …. (theird.org)
~ SCIPIO: “Just A Few Questions” …. (thereturnofscipio)
~ MURDEROUS BASTARD-WATCH: “Steven Soderbergh has done the prog community a great favor by releasing the hagiographic movie Che. In only four and a half hours Soderbergh shows Che seated on a horse, dispensing justice, healing the sick, fighting corruption, and levitating off the ground. Strangely missing are mass murder, but what are a few corpses among friends?” …. (thepeoplescube)
~ US-GOV to Give Money to ChiComs in Name of Global Warming Farce. That’d be the “Full Coal-Fired Steam Ahead, And Don’t Spare The Horses” China, which passed the U.S. as leading polluter last year, right? And plans to double that in another few years? Ah, those wacky Chineses …. (rightwingnews)
~ PEOPLE’S CUBE— Government is here to help us! …. (thepeoplescube)
~ AGED HIPPY Un-Education Camp Breaks Ground …. (dailybayonet)
~ ALCHEMY & WARMISTRY— Hey Al! Are these going to be union jobs? …. (uppitywoman08)
~ DAILY BAYONET— Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, June 19th 2009 …. (dailybayonet)
~ THE MIGHTY POTUS Obama’s image in Israel is a far cry from what it is in the States. His Cairo speech only confirmed the general perception, as reflected in his unofficial portraits that are cropping up all over the region–as fast as someone tries to remove them, someone else reinstalls them with stronger adhesive …. (senseofevents.blog)
~ POSTING OF THE YEAR– IOWAHAWK intercepts President Obama’s “Special Message to the People of Iran” …. (eddriscoll)
~ MAFIA-WATCH: Fired IG Calls White House Explanation. ‘Baseless,’ Says He’s Being Targeted; Obama Accuses Fired Inspector General of AmeriCorps of Being ‘Confused, Disoriented‘; recent Obama IG Firing ‘Illegal’ …. (Various)
~ EEK! ENEMIES! EVERYWHERE!! Pentagon: American ‘protesters’ are ‘low-level terrorists'; Obama’s Enemies List Grows – The targeting of perceived political enemies by the Obama Administration has grown from mere individuals to entire groups …. (worldnetdaily, spectator)
~ WHO IS THAT MASKED MAN? “He has a number of names. He has a number of life stories. He has a number of autobiographies. He has had a number of fathers. He attended a number of schools. He lived in a number of countries. He has a number of half siblings. He claims a number of religious traditions”; The View From Dante’s Peak …. (scipio)
~ OBAMA THUG-O-CRACY: Taking Nepotism to a whole new level! …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ IT’S, LIKE, SO TOTALLY ON! Bush 2 takes swipes at Obama policies …. (washingtontimes)
~ GIGA-CRIMES: Suitcase With $134 Billion Puts Dollar on Edge: William Pesek. What’s with that?.. Japan ditching U.S. investments? Funny-mmoney & fraud? U.S. sources squirrelling stimulus change away for a rainy day? Soros special funding? …. (bloomberg, wnd)
~ DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS— Obama’s other church: ‘We’ve always been activist’. Anti-military congregation in Hawaii tied to Ayers’ organization …. (therealbarackobama)
~ ENEMIES LIST IN ACTION— ACLU, Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty sue TSA over ‘illegal’ detention …. (rawstory)
~ REVERSE Free Speech: major newspapers expunge inconvenient Obama comment …. (internationalfreepresssociety)
~ AN INTERESTING SIDE-EFFECT: “Not so coincidentally with the stock market tanking afresh, comes news tattoo removal is booming, particularly among newly unemployed professionals” …. (bovinabloviator.blog)
~ WATCHING D.C.s Evolving Human Rights Law– The District denies a popular vote on same-sex marriage …. (weeklystandard)
~ McCAIN PILES ON: Obama Not Saying Enough On Iran; Victor Davis Hanson: The rioters in Iran are unlikely to find much support from our postmodern President. “The World Turned Upside Down“; The Great VDH: ObamaThink …. (ace.mu.nu, victorhanson)
~ KEY OBAMA Ally says Prez Violated Law in IG Firing; The Walpin Firing: That’s The Chicago Way; Obama fires two more inspector generals who were critical of him?; Fired inspector says Obama’s explanation of dismissal a ‘total lie’; CRISIS! Obama fires Inspector General for investigating Democrat corruption! …. (Various)
~ DANGED UPPITY Dem Senator Objects to Obama’s Contempt for Rule of Law …. (rightwingnews)
~ UNELECTED, UNACCOUNTABLE— Broader Fed role provokes wide dissent …. (washingtontimes)
~ WHILE OBAMA DOZED.. NKorea plans to ‘fire missile toward Hawaii’ says Sludge Report; Bolton: Obama strikes out on North Korea, Iran. Former U.S. ambassador to U.N. warns of international trouble spots …. (apnews)
~ STILL A MYSTERY-MAN: Obama: Where have all his records gone? Footprints of president’s own history either vanish or remain covered up …. (worldnetdaily)
~ WORDS HAVE Consequences– What Obama’s Cairo speech has wrought …. (weeklystandard)
~ CHARMINGLY Brownshirty ACORN Uses Violent Intimidation …. (thecanadiansentinel.blog)
~ MUST-READ Victor Davis Hanson: The Left’s left, so powerful and often so wrong, is becoming more difficult to believe, from Obama to the environmentalists. “I No Longer Quite Believe…” …. (victorhanson)
~ GUMMINT MOTORS— “A broken company and symptom of a broken economy” …. (mercatornet)
~ NUTHIN’ UP MY SLEEVES.. PRESTO! ObamaCare: $1 Trillion Over 10 Years. So, Who Pays? …. (rightwingnews)
~ TRILLIONS BUDGET DOOFUS Obama now claims he’s “worried about deficits” and says “something has to be done” …. (canadiansentinel.blog)
~ OBAMA TO OUTLAW…. Pocket Knives?? …. (jerseynut.blog)
~ PART MAFIA, PART BOOSTER CLUB— ACORN’s 39th Anniversary …. (therealbarackobama)
~ POTUS UNTO THE DOCS: Interpreting Obama’s Speech to the AMA [Mister R.] …. (directorblue.blog)
~ DON’T KNOW MUCH about history: Bruce Thornton writes that what Obama doesn’t know about history could, well, fill volumes …. (scaramouche)
~ MICHELLE MALKIN: Obama’s Americorps Scandal ? and the First Lady’s Meddling …. (michellemalkin)
~ TONGUE-BATH/ INFOMERCIAL: “On June 24, Drudge reports, the network will broadcast from inside the White House to air a propaganda special for Obamacare”; ABCNews refuses to allow Republican response to Obama’s health care propaganda; During Healthcare “Special” ABC Refuses Paid Ads That Oppose Obamacare …. (rsmccain.blog, Kniggit, wZ)
~ BEHOLD HIS MIGHTY WORKS!… POTUS, Ninja.. is there anything he CAN’T do? More Breaking MSNBC News: Obama wrestles with his fly and everyone tingles; Reforming the fly-killer-in-chief …. (uppitywoman08, worldmag)
~ IT’S STILL VERY EARLY in the Obama administration, but a pattern is beginning to emerge in how the president deals with foreign nations. And it isn’t a very pretty one …. (commentarymagazine)
~ DIRTY STINKIN’ DUBYAITE! “The teaching profession in the US is by and large controlled by liberals. And liberals are not amused when one of their colleagues happens to have a political opinion outside of the “Obama good, Bush bad” view of things” …. (thereturnofscipio)
~ VISUAL EVIDENCE the Obama Team Completely Misjudged the Stimulus Impact …. (campaignspot)
~ OWER SKOOLS: 60% of Students at Inner City School Flunk 8th Grade. Teacher’s Unions, teachers most severely affected …. (mypetjawa)
~ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION sent message to Hamas’. Official with terror group says Carter ‘right person’ to serve as middle man …. (therealbarackobama)
~ NO SHEEPLE— Barie Obaminette— He’s So Vain …. (sheepleshere.blog)
~ CAN THE US CONSTITUTION Survive Dictator Barack Hussein Obama …. (canadafreepress)
~ OBAMA BELIEVES the Ayatollah but what would Ronald Reagan do? …. (winteryknight)
~ CLAUDIA ROSETT— It’s Like Living in “Atlas Shrugged”… A Pay Czar???!! …. (pajamasmedia)
~ CITY REQUIRES Workers Must Wear Underwear, Deodorant …. (clickorlando)
~ THE HYNEK— “Live From the White House” takes on a whole new meaning …. (kennethhynek)
~ DR. HELEN— How the government is killing jobs …. (drhelen.blog)
~ OBAMA SAYS AMERICA Will Defend South Korea …. (mitchieville)
~ BACKDOOR ‘BAMA— POTUS to offer benefits to gay partners of federal employees; President Obama just signed an order directing federal departments to grant some benefits to employees’ same-sex partners …. (lucianne)
~ OBAMA VERSUS vs. Kim Jong Il: Who Is the Greater Leader? …. (pajamasmedia)
~ UNBIASED TIME: You Know Who Ahmadinejad’s Supporters Are Like? Republicans …. (wZ)
~ CALIFORNIA’S Fast-approaching “Fiscal Meltdown” Accelerates As Obama Administration Declines Bailout …. (washingtonpost)
~ A FIGHT FOR OUR WAY of Life: Socialized Medicine vs. A Voice From Our Past …. (pjtv.com)
~ HUMAN EVENTS WITH.. Top 10 Obama Apologies …. (humanevents)
~ THE HISTORIC ‘BAMA— On the Sack of Rome: “Any time a major urban area is plundered so quickly, it is concerning to us. We are sure the Gauls and Chieftain Brennus understand Roman worries about the utter devastation of their city.” …. (nrotc)
~ WHAT THE…? “8 Years After 9/11, NYC Schools Observe Muslim Holidays” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ UM– WHAT YOU MEANT WHAT TO HEAR WAS.. “Iran’s envoy to the UN atomic watchdog caused a buzz yesterday when he apparently misspoke and said his country had the right to a nuclear weapon” …. (scaramouche)
~ GEERT WILDERS: Israel is “the first line of defense for the West” …. (jihadwatch)
~ USEFUL IDIOTS— Crocodile Tears for Palestinian Christians: Dwindling Christian populations in Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon, however tragic their plight, serve no utility for bishops, church bureaucrats, and professional Religious Left activists anxious for one more excuse to decouple the U.S. from Israel; and “WCC for a Jew-Free West Bank, and More” …. (theird, reformedpastor)
~ AMERICAN DIGEST: “Out of the tsunami of images, videos, rumors and reports that wash over the web during these days of Iranian resistance, this single image of a fleeting moment arrested my attention” …. (americandigest)
~ HMMMMM— Journalist Threatened For Exposing Cover-Ups of Evidence of al-Qaeda Involvement in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ TEHRAN Demonstratons and Reactions: A Stunning Slide Show …. (americandigest)
~ EXURBAN LEAGUE— “How bad is the Obama administration’s response to the Iranian elections? This bad: France is taking a harder line with Iran than the current administration; So, how did it come to pass that the left and its messiah believe cozying up to repressive regimes and brutal thugs is a good thing?” …. (exurbanleague, ED)
~ OH, CANADA— RCMP Outreach Follies …. (IVP)
~ TIMES ONLINE: “Iranians Just Want Freedom: Imagine That” …. (cITc)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— “We’re Number One!”: It may not lead the way in literacy rates or number of Nobel Prize winners perhaps, but at least the Muslim world is supreme at something …. (scaramouche)
~ NYT WATCH: “We Just Turned Our Backs on Freedom”. Do read and consider this piece by New York’s Ralph Peters: Green Light for Crackdown …. (CitC)
~ PROPER WAR-FIGHTING: Hard-nosed look at counterinsurgency …. (toyoufromfailinghands.blog)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— Shameless equation: In his latest sage observations, noted shill for Islam Harpoon Siddiqui offers a breathtaking display of (im)moral relativism …. (scaramouche)
~ MUSLIMS MEET to plot advances in U.S. government …. (creepingsharia)
~ SHOCKER: Muslim Countries Lead the World in Human Traficking …. (CitC)
~ WHAT IS THIS “IRAN” YOU SPEAK OF? This Is Epic #CNNFail …. (eddriscoll)
~ SSSSNEAKIN’! — IRS, BBB teach Muslims how to fulfill Islamic charitable funding ‘without drawing attention of the FBI’ …. (creepingsharia)
~ WHAT-NOW? THAT?!? PSHAW?!? PSHAW! Syria plays down uranium find by UN nuclear agency …. (Wz)
~ NATPOST— The 64-year-old grandmotherly secret weapon of Iran’s Mousavi …. (nationalpost)
~ VIA GLICK— Q&A on Netanyahu’s speech with National Review Online …. (carolineglick)
~ BEHOLD THE Selective Outrage of American Islamists …. (IP)
~ A NEW article from FrontPage Magazine: “Hezbollah and Hamas: The Sudanese Connection”, By: Faith J. H. McDonnell …. (frontpagemag)
~ MARK SHEA: “I am not such a pollyanna as to think that should the regime suffer a defeat the New Guy will be a Messiah. But it gives me great hope nonetheless to see the Vanguard of Radical Islam being beaten back by a massive indigenous movement within the Islamosphere” …. (markshea.blog)
~ A SPOT OF BOTHER— Michael Totten has links, clips and coverage. See also Breitbart and Azarmehr …. (davidthompson)
~ THE RAMIFICATIONS of a Possibly Armed Muslim Brotherhood …. (investigativeproject)
~ SWEET, SWEET SHAKEDOWN! $6,000 for being a Muslim: Muslim cocktail waitress who had to work in ‘sexy’ dress (but who didn’t mind appearing on Facebook wearing a skimpy top) shakes down a few thousand quid spending money …. (dailymail)
~ FUN-LOVING Imam leads honor killing of woman and child in Pakistan …. (JIWA)
~ PUSHY JERKWADS ALERT: “Poland: Muslims Demand Recognition of Sharia Marriages, Days Off For Islamic Holidays, Abolish Law Requiring Acknowledgment of the Polish Republic During Friday Prayers” …. (WZ)
~ FABULOUS Saudi Arabia: Islamic Morality Enforcers Arrest 71 Homosexuals…. Outrage from prop 8 protesters in 3..2..never …. (Wz)
~ HAMAS VISITS FOR TEA & CRUMPETS— More evidence the Iranian dictators use Arab thugs as enforcers; “The most important thing that I believe people outside of Iran should be aware of is the participation of Palestinian forces in these riots” …. (vladtepes, JiWa)
~ LAUGH? We thought we’d die! …. (covenantzone.blog)
~ ARABIC CHRISTIAN group sues City of Dearborn after police restrict its First Amendment rights …. (IFPS)
~ SCENIC Pakistan: Parcel bomb critically injures Christians, including women and children …. (jihadwatch)
~ EVIL GEEZER WATCH— Jimmy Carter’s Big Lies Campaign Against Israel and Jews; Canadian VP of Police Chiefs Association: Jimmy Carter’s Love Affair with Terrorists Continues; The encounter of truth with prejudice …. (Various)
~ OH THAT RASCALLY DEITY! Allah tells man to firebomb Yale Power Plant …. (jiwa)