~ ITEM: Calling all Bloggers! Have you written about the Thought Police at the Canadian Human Rights Commission?
~ DEAR JENNIFER– I’ll blog much more on this next posting, but word from Teh Blazing Catbarf is that Canada’s tax-funded HRC imperial chiefette Ms. J. Lynch is keeping a list of bloggers and their comments about her. 1200, so far. The CHRC likes Free Mark Steyn/ Free Canuckistan because we have a handy link round-up every 2-3 days for their convenience in tracking down pre-crimes and thought-offenders. Hi Jenn! Oops.. did I just blog about her & the CHRC again? Darn it! ~
~ ITEM: ACT NOW! Please call up your foreign office and demand from them to have their embassy in Tehran open their gates for injured people!
~ ITEM: THANK YOU CANADA! The Hostage Rescue Attempt In Iran
~ LET’S HOPE IT WASN’T A ONE-OFF.. but back in the 1979 Iranian chaos, the Canadian Embassy in Tehran under Ambassador Ken Taylor managed to hide away several American embassy staff.. and then smuggle them out of the country. Let’s hope that this time, we Canadians are doing ourselves proud again by providing aid & succour where possible to any injured activists or those in need of protection, since the grounds of an embassy are considered to be our soil.
True North, Strong And Free! ~
~ ITEM: Twitter Craps On Evil Regime
~ ITEM: “it’s one of the most important movements of our time. It radically undermines both the realist argument that Muslims are uninterested in democracy and the Jihadist claim to represent the mass of Muslims”
~ ITEM: We pick our stories
~ ITEM: Obama Tells Killer Iranian Regime “The World Is Watching”… Then Gets Ice Cream
~ ITEM: Live Reports From the Leading Edge of History, via Twitter
~ ITEM: Gateway Pundit Iran Reports
~ HISTORY, RIGHT NOW– Of course, this blogger is very concerned how the story of Transformers 2 works out in the end. Not to mention all the other Summer blockbusters. Big doings, right? And soon to be available for those who have their 46″ LCD Screen & Dolby Digital Surround ready to play the latest DVDs. Let us be entertained, above all things.
Except– I also watch history and real-world stuff– and I’m getting the feeling that something far more dramatic, earth-shaking, and historic is underway in Iran right now. Like the Solidarity protests in Poland big. Consequences all over the place.
Remember– the Ayatollah and his successors invented Hizbollah, partly run Lebanon, Syria, and Paleostine, and are close to their own nukes. That’s aside from working hand in glove with the NORKS, the Chinese, and lots of other badness worldwide.
This is like Nazi Germany circa 1939 rising up in mass protests against Der Fuhrer and his war-lust, and demanding a better way, before the real blood-letting kicks in.
Even the American mass-media is starting to realize this isn’t the usual staged-for-our-benefit protest with the usual signs and media staging– in this case, journalists are being arrested: this is not meant to be seen. However, the protesters know that the world is watching: we are the third partner in this conflict– they are counting on us to stand by, support, keep the frequencies open, and understand their aspirations. If we turn aside, we’re failing them, and a increased likelihood for world peace.
Iran? Land of the Magi, a.k.a. the Wise Men of the Bible, with the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Important to God, and the Bible, and to us today.
Read the NROTC material in particular (many and big brains over there), pray, watch, and understand the agonies of an ancient people under the brutalizing reign of the mullahs, seeking their freedom, and a better way.
This is not a Democrat/ Republican thing, or even left/ right– it’s a human thing, and pure historic goodness happening before the eyes of the world, online, and to the future of the world. Once again, the web leads the way. Oh, and by the way– Leftists? if you’re not on board with this cry for freedom, you’re failing Humanity 101, pure and simple, and nobody should ever listen to anything you say ever again.
Let’s hope the better guys win out over the Hitlerian mini-me Ahminajihad and his Mullah bosses, so a little more sanity can kick in when it comes to the Middle East.
Why now? Because sensible Iranians don’t want Israeli mushroom clouds rising over Tehran, Tabriz, Isfahan, and other major Iranaian centres, after Mini-Me nukes Tel Aviv and a few other spots, as promised. After all, a nuke-Jihadsm is an inhuman ideology no different thatn Communism and Nazism, andjust like them, will fight to the last drop of other people’s blood for the sake of a hateful theory. ~
~ ITEM: Iowahawk has an exclusive interview with the deceased fly’s widow
~ IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS… in this case, a fly, that has somehow got people paying attention to Obama. That’s all very well, but one wishes he were much less skilled in fly-killing– “That was pretty impressive” he remarked of himself– and as good as he obviously thinks he is at presidenting. Say, in not ruling the American economy, or essentially standing by while an awful lot of Iranians beg for freedom.
But as I watched the vid, I saw Obama’s almost expressionless face, then ‘snap’, the fly was dead. I realized that this is a metaphor: so the POTUS handles red tape, laws, the U.S. Constitution, opponents, friends, whatever. Or, say, going out in public for ice cream while Iranians bleed and die in the streets. There’s a disconnect, a robotiveness there, not connected entirely with reality. Maybe he’s an alien plant.
Mr. Obama might call it ‘expediency'; admire himself as a do-something guy who gets the trains running on time and suchlike– but that won’t do. The difference between a dictator and a ruler, is that the latter rules by the rules– that received body of law, custom, inherited experience, horrible mistakes learnt from– all of civilization history, justice, law, faith, the whole thing– and not by personal fiat, and in a lawless and summary manner.
President Obama has shown utter contempt for law and due process with his attitude towards corporate law, companies, the Constitution, individual rights, due presidential authority within the American system. He has his excuses, of course– just like he brushed off the leaders of France and Germany due to his almighty schedule– but they are not decent reasons, nor will they stand the test of history.
I hope Obama will reform, get sensible, and become a good or even a great president: however, his fundamental narcissism and real-world inexperience and lack of judgement make it rather unlikely. He’s been groomed, bought, and put in place to be revolting– to lead the revolution which his friends, mentors, and favourite books have told him is the only hope for America and mankind.
That’s why the odd, disjointed responses to anything outside the master-plan: the world’s supposed to stay the same while the Great Leader– a veritable Neitzschian Superman, reshaping the world and lesser mortals by the power of his all-powerful will– moves the pawns around into the pleasing and pre-ordained patterns. ~
~ ITEM: PFLAG Canada
~ ITEM: Helpful Links for Teachers
~ I WAS NOT as who should say a model student in my early teens. More along the “Most Likely To Be A Delinquent” line. I wasn’t the most often at the Principal’s Office, but close runner-up.
So while in my kid’s school the other day, I walked over to what I thought was one of those “Nothing Is Impossible If You Believe In YourSelf And Your Dreams” posters which is the stock-in-trade of the wonderful line of Despair.com line of rebuttals.
Not so much.
Instead, it was a piece of PFLAG propaganda. Not with the usual provincial or federal stamp on it– just straight from a militant gay activist group, ‘Parents & Friends of Gays & Lesbians’ (apparently the rest of the sexually puzzled aphabet hasn’t got on their name-brand yet).
Was I asked if I wanted my kids exposed to gay propaganda in their school, paid for by the taxes of local folks? Of course not. Were we told that this would be the case? Ditto. Plus, the recent provincial ‘lifestyle’ curriculum is all about condoms, various kinds of sex, and delightful ethical questions (to combine a few) “If Juan has been having sex with an IV drug user, should his AIDS-infected boyfriend and non-AIDs infected girlfriend be concerned about exposure to Hepatitis?” Nothing like practical tips for daily living from the R-rated downtown back-alley set, wot?
So, standing there in the hallway, something snapped. The old teen me arose, quickly checked the hallway, and removed the offending propaganda. It’s in my car.
Such posters, after all, are the tip of the big stick. PFLAG US was in the nasty Prop 8 fight and aftermath; they militantly advocate over parent’s wishes across North America for radical books and curricula in schools. It’s the rainbow jackboot, in respectable form. Goebbels would be proud of the propaganda strategy, if not the content. Alinksy ain’t it.
I have gay friends. I’ve counselled gay people. It’s not about hate, or safe schools or violence. The politics of the politically correct and politically charged same-sex blitzkrieg are not open for rational discussion, serious parental input, or disagreement. A couple of years ago when the ‘Lifestyle Curriculum’ I mention above was brought out into the open, a lot of parents spontaneously showed up at PTA and school-board meetings to remind educators that these are OUR children, after all. The response of the ‘conservative’ government? The discussion of the curriculum was shelved. They did a little window dressing and PR, and sat around hoping the furore went away. It did: but not the concern.
Radicalizing the populace through the school-system is very dirty politics, but typical progressive/ utopian tactics. You want your poster back? Well then, lets have that curriculum discussion out in the open, where parents get to vote. No? Thought not. You’re not really into democracy, freedom, free speech, truth-telling, and letting others have a say– and that’s the truth behind that little harmless poster posted in my local public building, full of our local children.
Piss off, PFLAG, says this father, taxpayer, and free-speeching Canadian. Long ago, my teenaged self decided not to be a barbarian, doing whatever I wanted, others be darned. Your nicer version of that doesn’t fool me. Been there, done that. ~
~ ITEM: Via Patterico, compare and contrast
~ ITEM: Might Saturday’s Tenor Change Obama’s View On Iran?
~ HELPFUL PRESIDENTIAL TIPS— As a public service to our American neighbours, Free Canuckistan is pleased to offer a new online service for American Presidents who may need a few helpful hints in polishing their etiquette. Clearly, after the iPod crisis, and the Sarkozy/ Merkel embarrassment, President Barack Obama stands in need of our lessons.
Helpful Tip #1– When dealing with a serious international emergency with America’s leading enemy, don’t go out in public for ‘ordinary family activities’. Even if you’re entirely in control, it may give a false impression of frivolity, lack of seriousness, or disrespect. Since you have agents who live to die for you and your family, maybe they can always get ice cream as needed. Or ask Baskin Robbins to set up a special kiosk at Camp David with all the flavours.
After all, an international crisis may require round-the clock discussion, taking counsel, consulting experts and the like– or the appearance of same. Being President is simply not the same as working in an office, where after the paperwork and your 60 hour week, you may be able to sign off for a little weekend family-time.
Dear Obama– you must look like the hardest working man in the world. That’s why all your predecessors aged twice as fast as everyone else: it’s a sacrifice of yourself in exchange for the greatest power and responsibility on the planet.
This has been Binky The WebElf, Professor of Presidential Etiquette, with Helpful Presidential Tips. Tune in next time! ~
~ ITEM: Father Cravings
~ ITEM: Five Myths on Fathers and Family
~ ITEM: Fathers of the World: Unite! — What the world needs now is a revolution of fatherhood
~ ITEM: Happy Father’s Day
~ ITEM: Next: A Fatherhood Czar?
~ ITEM: SEASONS OF STEYN: The great anthem of fatherhood
~ ITEM: Don’t give me beer on Father’s Day, give me Scotch
~ ITEM: “Discovering the Fatherhood of God in a Gender-Neutral Society“
~ TARGET: Fatherhood. As some progressive or other remarked back in the day, the big goal was to make a son as unlike his father as possible. After all, feminist-matriarchal myth-making aside, fathers are one of the foundation-chunks of civilization itself, down to the family in a home. Fatherlessness is a plague with untold consequences and miseries following in its’ wake, as countless studies have demonstrated. I ask the kids (big TV-watchers) when and if they see any exemplary fathers or men on TV. Not so much.
We’re in the midst of endless hateful social engineering seeking to undercut and replace fathers in general and male in particular.
In the end, it’s all about fighting with THE Father. God the Father, maker of heaven and earth. His rule, his will, his Kingdom, his love and purpose. After all, these days we’re told that all human family and roles are social constructions, amenable to engineering and fiddling according to the powers of the experts. But what it– just if– it’s the other way around, and our earthly institutions are the reflections of a transcendent order which we express in our moral and social ordering.
That’s certainly the Judeo-Christian model– as St. Paul says in Ephesians 3:15, “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named”– it’s a right-side up thing.
To those who will then bring up abusive, negligent, or deadbeat dads, that’s the dark side– the absence of a great and necessary good, for which Our Heavenly Father is also the answer, since he is faithfulness, love, and wills all good for his children. Earthly fatherhood is– and should be– an image of The Father.
No wonder then that utopians, dictators, social engineers, feminists, and other progressive sorts would have us erase fatherhood and deface the image of The Father, so we might be orphans at their ever-shifting mercy and whims.
Man up. Father up. Use the moral balls God gave you to lead, guide, build, encourage, and stand tough. It’s you, or somebody else will remove your balls, put you in your place, and lead society, your family, schools, and civilization in all sorts of wretched directions. Let’s take it back, guys, and make fatherhood cool again: we will be hissed at and attacked, but so be it.
Support and thank fathers and grandfathers– hold them accountable, and demand the best. This is part of the free-speeching, truth-telling, courageous, kind, and persistent spirit that is part of the battle for the heart of our civilization raging around us in so many ways. Thanks to those deputy fathers like Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant, caring for us all and seeking to fight for the right beside us, and on our behalf.
Happy Father’s Day to my Dad, and in remembrance of George and Willie, my Grandfathers, and to all those who have in ways big and small, fathered me into manhood, which I now strive to pass on to my own two boys, the Lord willing, and my dear wife helping. As Protein Wisdom puts it,
“To dads and stepdads and to grandpas and uncles stepping into the dad role, your dedication, commitment and sense of duty towards the great responsibility of fathering a child in the face of a contemporary culture that disdains your role is worthy of more than just one day of honor.”
Thanks and praise unto God the Father as well, from whom all good things do come.
Hello, testicles. Hello, manhood & fatherhood. ~
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“Gratitude is a noble virtue; you have to respect yourself to be grateful to others. Only those who feel blessed can be filled with gratitude. It is a kind of courtesy of the heart.”
~ CNN MOVED ON, BUT… The Permanent Refugee Camp in Montenegro — Donate via Save the Children, Make A Difference …. (gatesofvienna)
~ PLEASE DONATE— Taking Both Sabbaths Off From Fund Raising …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ IRAN ON THE BRINK— READING OBAMA IN TEHERAN: For a superpower, there is no neutrality …. (nationalreview)
~ MARK STEYN — Neutrality Isn’t an Option– Great-power “even-handedness” will invariably be received as a form of one-handedness by the time its effects are felt on the other side of the world …. (nationalreview)
~ SEASONS OF STEYN: The great anthem of fatherhood …. (steynonline)
~ THE STEYN ON The state despotic …. (NROTC)
~ STATE COMMISSAR DISRESPECTED BY INGRATE PROLETARIAT— CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS: The Dominion of Canada complains Blazing Cat Fur is out to get it …. (steynonline)
~ MARK GUEST-HOSTS FOR RUSH!.. him make for much funny …. (rushlimbaugh)
~ NORTHERN Tequila: Lynching the context: “Mark Steyn” …. (vere.blog)
~ MUST READ OF MUST-READS— Jennifer Lynch’s rage-filled speech in Montreal …. (EZ)
~ THE EZRA, DEFIANT: Me vs. Jennifer Lynch — sort of — tomorrow on Roy Green’s radio show …. (ezralevant)
~ FORGET ALL ABOUT the Incredible Hulk– You never, ever… want to make Ezra Levant angry… Never …. (macadamia.blog)
~ THE EZ SAYS— Christopher Hitchens quote of the day …. (ezralevant)
~ EZRA ON “Lies David Langtry told me” …. (ez)
~ SAITH SHAIDLE— ‘Ezra Levant is not a household name to most Americans…’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ OH YEAH? Well I see your hatred and I raise you by one bigotry …. (walker)
“We should be wise enough to realize that, exasperating as irreverence can be, the alternative is worse. After all, a figure or institution that crumbles at the first touch of snark might deserve to be targeted.”
~ On Snark ~
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Big Sister is watching you!; Victor Davis Hanson nails it; Obama says good things about fatherhood; The Eucharistic Congress one year later; The HRCs comin’ at ya from the FAAAAAR Left; More on Jennifer Lynching the context; More reaction to Jennifer Lynch’s speech …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ OUR HRC WOULD-BE MASTERS— “Conservative MP Russ Hiebert wasted no time this week grilling the CHRC’s David Langtry during the recent parliamentary hearing: “I note that in recent years the Commission and the Tribunal have conducted secret hearings to withhold evidence from defendants, and to conceal the name from accusers, and to even exclude a defendant from portions of his own hearing, among other things….such practices do not occur in regular courts; if they did, they would bring the administration of justice into disrepute. So my first question is, who approves these kind of legal tactics?” …. (SDA)
~ SHAIDLE— Ed Anger says, ‘Obama should be grounded!'; Mark Steyn sits in for Rush Limbaugh; Iranian ex-pat Winston shares inside stuff on new Brass Balls Radio episode; I better be in that file, too, dammit; When reality itself is deemed ‘racist’; I Stand for a Free Iran: new site banner ; Diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism means… segregation?; ‘Be Mean To Jennifer Lynch’ T-shirt Contest gets amazing response; G. Gordon Liddy: like “Paul Harvey on acid”; Iran updates by ex-pat blogger; Having quit journalism to study Christian theology just a year ago; Can you imagine a female Marx Brothers? Nope; Why can’t immigration ‘progressives’ look to the present and future instead of a (mythical) past? …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ MAKING A LIST, AND CHECKING IT TWICE… “Calling all Bloggers! Have you written about the Thought Police at the Canadian Human Rights Commission?”.. file an Access to Information request with the CHRC, instructions below. I’m kinda lookin’ forward to seeing my own posts redacted in the CHRC’s reply; Jennifer Lynch channels Joe McCarthy: “I have a file, I’m sure I have 1200…”; Jennifer Lynch lies, or she is simply too incompetent to be trusted …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE INFIDEL PROF— “I have an article in today’s Halifax Chronicle-Herald inviting the new provincial government to delete section 7 of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act” …. (thechronicleherald.ca)
~ TRUTH IS NEVER ABOUT “BALANCE”: Jay Currie on the problem of Section 13 …. (jaycurrie)
~ PETER WORTHINGTON— Free society needs free speech …. (walker)
~ MARC LEBUIS on the Chief Censor of Canada’s smearing hauteur …. (pointdebasculecanada)
~ JAY CURRIE— “My often pal Dawg suggests that, really, the only people the CHRC has ever actually successfully prosecuted (and sorry about the criminal language coward Lynch but that is actually what Commission counsel does before the Tribunal) are a bunch of Nazis” …. (jaycurrie)
~ YOU NOTICE HOW “the left” of the Western world never quite manages to schedule a protest against religious dictatorships? …. (ghostofaflea)
~ FRANK GAFFNEY: Free speech, but not for me? …. (ifp)
~ AN EVENING with Canadian Cynic …. (walker)
~ SCARAMUSH— “Harpoon goes to bat for the censors (again): The Toronto Star’s resident shill for the Islamist perspective ‘splains what’s behind Ontario Tory leadership candidates treating the idea of getting rid of the “human rights” apparatus as though they were Superman and it was Kryptonite” …. (scaramouche)
~ MARK MILLER on censorship: ignoble and ineffective …. (chronicleherald.ca)
~ DO AFFIRMATIVE action policies help or hurt quality of service? …. (winteryknight)
~ A RATHER PITHY video showing Galloway’s true colors …. (vladtepesblog)
~ THE CASE OF Abousfian Abdelrazik suggests received wisdom (these days flying “PC” colours) rather than Abdelrazik’s human rights – let alone national security – was the impetus for his immanent return to Canada …. (ghostofaflea)
~ QUOTE OF THE DAY: Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities …. (instapundit)
~ AHH, THE JOYS of Multiculturalism… Nothing like Toronto based supporters of Ahmadinejad …. (BCF)
~ SHAIDLE— Right Wing Radio Week in Review: June 15 – 19, 2009 …. (examiner.com)
~ CANUCKISTAN.. No summer election, but what’s next? Can you say Shariah? …. (DMB)
~ LYNCH MOB— A la Point de Bascule …. (walker)
~ TORONTO BRACES for extra smelly rat infested summer …. (dustmybroom)
~ BUMPED – T-Shirt Slogan Contest: Be Mean to Jennifer Lynch!…Now endorsed by the CHRC! …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ SHIRE NETWORK NEWS— 165 Podcast Bears Any Burden, Pays Any Price …. (snnsite)
~ CHILD ABUSE In Gaza… Child Indoctrination In Berkeley …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ SHOTGUN— Self-censorship is not the answer …. (shotgun)
~ THE HYNEK— Abortion & Metaphysics …. (kennethhynek)
~ WE’RE NOT THAT INTERESTED in the future of Republicans or conservatives.” …. (godscopybook.blog)
~ BY THE WAY – is Richard Warman still rubbing shoulders with the guys in green? …. (walker)
~ INSANITY, INVERSION— 12-year-old girl sues Dad for grounding her… and wins! …. (winteryknight)
~ THIS IS MADE of “makes me smile broadly” …. (kennethhynek)
~ REMEMBERING A SOCIALIST PARADISE— “Robert Conquest’s landmark book, The Great Terror, is described by the publisher as being a “portrayal of the death of millions in Stalin’s peacetime consolidation of power” …. (richardfernandez)
~ WALKER BLOG— “As I sit here, listening to The Minutemen’s excellent Buzz or Howl under the Influence of Heat, I thought I’d just direct your attention toward some of CHRC lynchpin Jenny Lynch’s latest sitcom-esque antics ( in that they’re almost painfully comical )” …. (walker)
~ “HUMAN RIGHTS” uber alles: The highest court in the land genuflects to the primacy of “human rights” codes …. (scaramouche)
~ EN FRANCAIS— Infiltration: Les folies du rapprochement communautaire de la GRC? À la suite des attentats du 11 septembre, la GRC s’est lancée naïvement dans des tentatives de rapprochement dont les résultats sont plutôt préoccupants …. (pointdebasculecanada.ca)
~ WHEN GOD STRIKES: Naked swingers flee government sanctioned sex club …. (dustmybroom)
~ MOOSE & SQUIRRELS— Some call it LGBTTIQQ2S — I call it hard to remember. Here at FMS we call it LBGTQRSTUYVWXYZ …. (M&S)
~ ‘HOW BAD IS IT, WHEN’ ALERT.. UK: Church of England Ready to Confront BBC Over its Anti-Christian, Pro-Islam Bias …. (Wz)
~ BONNY EAGLE High School Student Denied Diploma for Blowing a Kiss …. (walker)
~ REALITY-FREE ZONES MAINTAINED! Unsurprisingly, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected an appeal against bubble zones around abortion clinics. No Free Speech Zones, via judicial fiat …. (prowomanprolife)
~ JENNIFER LYNCH is upset that the CHRC is a criminally corrupt, radical left wing, rights abusing cesspool that’s been hijacked by extremists …. (MaD)
~ NDP IRON CURTAIN WATCH: NDP revisiting homosexuals in the military …. (noapologies.ca)
~ SELECTIVE concern for academic freedom shows anti-Semitism …. (p2bc)
~ WE DON’T NEED no stinkin’ bioethics! …. (curtjester)
~ BRITISH POLICE have been told to drive more sedately to save the environment; in other Brit news, “MPs’ expenses: the unredacted files“; and Charities Parliament to debate MPs’ expenses scandal …. (Various)
~ THOUGHT-CONTROLLING Obama Administration to go After Bloggers Who Make “False Claims” …. (Wz)
~ RED ALERT! Hurt feelings report …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ IS ANYWHERE FREE from the anti-smoking lobby? …. (spiked-online)
~ SMART MARRIAGE XVII. Wrecking a Marriage: Demanding Human Justice …. (orthodoxytoday)
~ ON BLOCKING ACCESS to the undesireable on the ‘Net: Chinese censors show Canadian censors how it’s done …. (scaramouche)
~ HOW MUCH PROFIT does the non-profit Planned Parenthood make? …. (winteryknight)
~ LITTLE SLAVES OF NANNY: “In light of the Ontario government’s a brave new plan to nationalize children, might I submit a modest proposal of my own?” …. (SDA)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— A song for Father’s Day: This one–“Die Gedanken Sind Frei” (Thoughts Are Free) goes out to my late father …. (scaramouche)
~ SWINE FLU? Quick – send for a Catholic liturgist! …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE— “Another UK Suicide of Non Terminally Ill Person–Used to Promote Legalization for the Terminally Ill”; Save Money by Killing the Sick: Euthanasia as Health Care Cost Containment Not Such a Parody as the Author May Think …. (secondhandsmoke, FT)
~ WHAT IS THE CHIEF of the Human Rights Commission like? …. (winteryknight)
~ A LITTLE COWARD for the Commissars: This one goes out to Jen Lynch and all the federal, provincial and territorial apparatchiks nation-wide …. (scaramouche)
~ WHY THE STATE Must Oppose Same-Sex “Marriage”: Professor …. (lifesitenews)
~ HECK, YES! “The messy human condition: Amongst other things, James Delingpole claims the right to swear is integral to being a conservative” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ ONE TAKE— Economics Will Replace Religion …. (SDA)
~ THE LEFT BEGINS to “Get” The Threat of Futile Care Theory: Mickey Kaus Wants To Decide For Himself …. (secondhandsmoke)
~ HAPPY FATHER’S DAY: On the latest Ask Dr. Helen …. (instapundit)
~ RADICAL HEALTH Care Reconstruction Not as Popular as Thought …. (firstthings)
~ MONTANA DOCTORS Refusing to be Complicit in Assisted Suicide …. (FT)
~ CANADIAN Pro-Life Leaders Dismayed by Post Article’s Attempt to Divide, Undermine Movement …. (lsn)
~ THE STATE SHOULD cultivate children from conception in nutrient-rich artificial wombs, care for them through college, guarantee them jobs and social security as adults, furnish pensions for their senior years and wrap things up with government nursing homes, euthanasia clinics and cremation …. (macadamia.blog)
~ WATCHING THE “Federal Strategy” to Impose Same-Sex “Marriage”: Good News for Defenders of Marriage? …. (roback-morse.blog)
~ RELIGIOUS Leftists, and Islamists, and Folk Singers, Oh My! By: Mark D. Tooley …. (frontpagemag)
~ WAS HITLER a Christian? Is Nazism similar to Christianity? …. (winteryknight)
~ ALBERTA FIN-MIN Praised, Vilified for Saying Stay-at-Home Parent Important for Raising Children …. (lifesitenews)
~ ROBACK-MORSE— Dead End of Secularism …. (roback-morse.blog)
~ PRO-DEMOCRATIC Party commenter: Socialism/Communism is from Progressivism; and is “long over due” …. (P2BC)
~ LETTERMAN— calm down, people. Craig Newmark’s thoughts on the David Letterman-Sarah Palin flap …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ THE TORONTO “Red Star”… that bastion of unapologetic socialism… puts Iggy “on probation” …. (hallsofmacadamia.blog)
~ SCIENTIFIC Whiplash Alert: Chubby People Live Longer …. (FT)
~ BUBBLE ZONE violation lands B.C. grandmother in jail …. (shotgun)
~ FALL OF THE WEST WATCH: BikeNaked: Seattle, the Solstice, and Bare Naked Ladies (and Gents) …. (americandigest)
~ HOW MUCH CASH did CBC employees give Liberals and NDP? ABC News: 80 times more to Obama than McCain …. (proudtobecanadian.ca)
~ MAD WONDERS— Q: Why can’t I own a Canadian? A: Because the government already owns us all …. (MaD)
~ INTERNET, the thief of family time …. (jennifer-roback-morse.blog)
~ THE GUN REGISTRY— “The subcommittee meeting they don’t want you to hear” …. (shotgun)
~ IT’S A SAD DAY in science when Jeopardy has more credibility than the NOAA …. (SDA)
~ WHY YES, YES IT IS… “As if you needed further proof that the global warming movement has been hijacked by terrorists, extremists and lunatics, Gore Lied provides an insight into the mind of one more clown” …. (dailybayonet)
~ GLOBAL CHILLING— Our freezing summer makes me gripe …. (firstthings)
Barack “Let Them Eat Ice Cream!” Obama
~ FRESH JIBJAB— “He’s Barack Obama, He’s Come to Save the Day” …. (therealbarackobama)
~ OBAMA TELLS KILLER IRANIAN REGIME “The World Is Watching”… Then Gets Ice Cream; President Pantywaist latest: Iran unclenches its fist – to slap Barack Obama’s face …. (gatewaypundit.blog, blogs.telegraph)
~ CRISIS! Obama cuts off funding for pro-democracy movement in Iran! …. (winteryknight)
Hard At Work On An International Crisis
~ WATCH/ ENEMIES LIST: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg is concerned. Terrorists might be buying guns. They must be stopped, all one million of them! …. (spectator.org)
~ HEAD FAKE: $134 Billion US Treasury Bonds — or Not? …. (therealbarackobama)
~ THE OBAMACARE horror story you won’t hear …. (michellemalkin)
~ AND YOU, SIR, ARE NO RONALD REAGAN! : The Polish Lesson Ignored in Iran by Jeffrey Lord; and “Amir Fakhravar has spent decades fighting for democracy in Iran, and years in the regime’s brutal prisons. He thinks President Obama should speak up for freedom”; and In The Face of Evil …. (spectator, vladtepesblog)
~ WORLD-CLASS IRANIAN HERO & Leading Activist Ahmad Batebi On Obama: “His Lack of Response Will Not Be Regarded Kindly” (Audio-Video) …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ HAVING SOLVED All The Country’s Problems: White House Issues “First Dog of The United States” Baseball Cards …. (Wz)
~ THINKING ABOUT the Unthinkable …. (mitchieville)
~ PRESIDENT Obama’s choice as chief of protocol for the State Department, a position that carries the status of an ambassadorship, did not file tax returns for 2005 and 2006 …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ WINTRY K’NIGGIT— How government forces private firms out of business with predatory pricing …. (winteryknight)
~ STORM WARNING: Obama “Stacked Deck” Bioethics Committee To Push Radical Agenda …. (FT)
~ KATE @ SDA: “Barack? We need to talk….” — In an article published last Saturday in the WSJ.com, Paul Starobin suggests that America, as a direct reaction to an ever-growing and more powerful central government, may edge towards being “an assembly of largely autonomous regional republics.” …. (sda)
~ EVEN AFTER OBAMA & AYERS blew that cool $106 mil on Chicago schools, one Chicago School Fails 60% Of Its Students …. (mitchieville)
~ OPIATE OF THE PEOPLE— There may be a God after all, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) declared this week, after its Central Committee established a Religion Commission to create a united front with religious progressives against the forces of imperialism and market capitalism …. (themcj.com)
~ ANOTHER $20 Billion Smuggle Bust.. WTF? Italian busted at same border cross with $20 billion Japanese bonds …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ FRONTPAGE— The Middle East and Double Standards By: P. David Hornik; The troubling contrast between Obama’s Iranian and Israeli policies …. (frontpagemag)
~ MOST GLORIOUS DEAR LEADER’S Approval Index Goes Negative For First Time.. Down 32 Points Since January …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ SHOCKINGY UNSHOCKING: Socialized Health Care Costs 34% More Than Private Insurance …. (Wz)
~ LORD OF THE FLIES: “I’m a little nervous about this Obama fly-swatting stuff because, as any reader of the Brothers Grimm knows, whenever flies show up in the story, trouble is sure to follow” …. (nationalreview)
~ ACORN-ENABLING PAPERWORK— “Minn. lawmaker vows not to complete Census” …. (proteinwisdom)
~ ROGER KIMBALL— Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, Division of Health Care Legerdemain …. (newcriterion.com)
~ VIA THE RBO— Kass: Chicago on the Potomac …. (therealbarackobama)
~ WHITE HOUSE Twelver Rewrite Desk …. (realbarackobama)
~ NEWSWEEK: Obama Closes Doors on Openness …. (pajamasmedia)
~ GROVEL-ALERT— “Unreal: Obama Administration Apologizes for Not Attending the UN’s Anti-Israeli Durban II Conference” …. (Wz)
~ FRESH PROTEIN WISDOM— The Lunatic Mainstream …. (PW)
~ STILL AWAITING the Thunderous Denunciations …. (corner)
~ JUST MAKING THINGS UP— Bogus Poll Alert– NY Times Over Samples Dems to Find Support For Nationalized Health Care …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ DRAGGED ACROSS A RUBICON— “Fox News reports that President Obama has finally called on the Iranian government to respect the wishes of its citizens, abandoning his earlier reluctance to comment on events now shaking that country and taking a mild, but definite stand in favor of the demonstrators”; Two editorials, one in the NY Daily News and other in the Telegraph underscore the political problem facing President Obama with regard to Iran …. (pajamasmedia)
~ TIME FOR ‘KOWTOWING’— Juan Williams wonders about network hosannas to Obama …. (newsbusters)
~ ALL BARACK CHANNEL— ABC’s Diane Sawyer: ‘We don’t do infomercials’ …. (gopusa)
~ AS THE GOVERNMENT borrows more money (with a $104 billion record bond auction scheduled for next week) the Treasury Department has asked Justice to weigh in on how much oversight its inspector general can exercise …. (pajamasmedia)
~ OBAMACARE FOR ALL.. EXCEPT THE GOVERNMENT– No Opposition allowed! …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ ACORN “Nineteen Eighty-Four” …. (therealbarackobama)
~ WHILE OBAMA SNACKED, Iranians got whacked; “[Obama] is trying to preserve the possibility of negotiating directly with the Iranian government over its nuclear program” …. (jimtreacher, nrotc)
~ BLOVIATOR: “There is a dust-up about a crony of the President, an ex-NBA star and now the mayor of Sacramento, who was discovered to be into the AmeriCorps organization for about a million bucks” …. (bovinabloviator.blog)
~ DULY NOTED: Whose Crisis, Whose Rescue? …. (brusselsjournal)
~ STOPPING “Madoff Medicine”: Demand The Blue Dog Democrats Kill The Government Option and Contain the Costs of Obamacare …. (hughhewitt)
~ MIRACLES Grow in Mrs. Obama’s Neighborhood: And All the Good Little Children Say “Yes” …. (americandigest)
~ A MESSAGE From The Boss …. (stoptheaclu)
~ IMAO HAS— Top Ten Reasons Obama Hasn’t Spoken Out About Iran …. (imao.us)
~ WAS IT A SURVEILLANCE BUG? “The video below shows how insect-like robots of the near future will carry out surveillance and attack roles” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ METAPHYSICAL FLIES: “The fly that Obama casually pulled a John Wilkes Booth on was Abraham Lincoln, reincarnated. What the interviewer mistook for a persistent fly was, in fact, a President fly granted one more go around the life cycle to whisper some urgent and much needed advice into Obama’s ear” …. (dailybayonet)
~ AL-QAEDA Leader Says They Would Definitely Use Pakistan’s Nukes Against US if They Fall Into Their Hands …. (Wz)
~ A CANADIAN journalist arrested in Iran …. (vladtepesblog)
~ ACTING LIKE A STATESMAN and a grown-up, Netanyahu Takes the Lead in Praising the Iranians …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ IT’S AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY THING… Muslims attempt to kill Hindu pilgrims …. (vladtepesblog)
~ HISTORY TEACHES us that man learns nothing from history– Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offers Lessons from the Sudetenland …. (ghostofaflea)
~ ACT NOW! Please call up your foreign office and demand from them to have their embassy in Tehran open their gates for injured people! …. (jihadwatch)
~ MORE FRESH horror from Iran. Govt. bombs buildings with chemical weapons …. (vladtepesblog)
~ FREEDOM-LOVING Jordan Sentences Poet to One Year in Jail for “Insulting Islam” …. (wz)
~ ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW About the New & Improved US/Afghanistan Relationship …. (americandigest)
~ SHOTGUN, HUGH HEWITT— “Bill Kristol’s useful idiot” condemns use of violence against protestors in Iran; The Latest From Michael Ledeen and MSM; Read Roger Cohen’s Report From Tehran …. (shotgun, hh)
~ DEFIANCE: Iranians rally despite warnings from Islamist government. Guns, tear gas, water cannons fired as journalists banned from street; Demonstrators in Iran strike back; ‘Maybe I will be one of the people who is going to get killed‘ …. (Various)
~ PREDICTABLY.. Iran blames U.S. for mass protests. ‘They are inciting and are the ones who are running these things’ …. (therealbarackobama)
~ BREATH OF THE BEAST— The ultimate irony, though, lies in the reports (verification needed) that among the government militias and police that are beating and shooting protesters there are cadres of Arabic speaking fighters. These are widely presumed to be Hamas and Hezbollah militants. It is not so much, then, that Iran has become Palestine. It is more that the morbid Islamist obsession with the destruction of Israel (based, of course, in their fear and loathing of the west) has, ironically, turned the tiny scapegoat into a real threat …. (breathofthebeast.blog)
~ PACKWOOD— “the Iranian government has had some help from ACORN and Chicago’s important Undead-American community as Iran managed more than 100% voter turnout in fifty cities.” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ MANSOUR— Staged election fools no one …. (proudtobecanadian)
~ GONE MIA— …. (michellemalkin)
~ DIANA WEST Looks Under the Covers …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ LOSING HIS GRIP?: The Grand Supreme Biggest Goshdarn Holy Rollah in the Whole Entire Glorious Islamic Republic seems to have misplaced his mojo …. (scaramouche)
~ DAVID WARREN— In Iran, you win or you die …. (proudtobecanadian)
~ UK MUSLIM PRISONERS complain about sharing cells with infidels, are accommodated …. (JiWa)
~ PERPETUATING Iran’s Islamic Culture of Hate; Here is a revealing analysis of the crux of the conflict in Iran from the Jerusalem Post …. (andrewbostom.org)
~ ANOTHER jihadi in paradise?: Claudia Rosett counsels Obama to make the biggest holy rollah of them all an attractive offer …. (scaramouche)
~ SOREN ESPERSON: Become Danes– “Assimilation shouldn’t really be a shameful word, but something that we can demand of immigrants, writes Søren Espersen; Territory, Islam, and the Submission of the Danes” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ YIPPEE “Hizbullahi” and “Chaadoris”?—Some Sad Realities About Irredentist Iran …. (andrewbostom.org)
~ PROUD TO POLITICIZE Pride: This weekend’s the one when a Palestinian “activist” who wants “justice” for Gaza will sit at the head of the Pride Parade, an anomaly (there’s rather a harsh “justice” meted out to the differently-sexual in Hamasistan) that’s lost on organizers …. (scaramouche)
~ THE PERSONAL is political– The Times of India reports that the daughter of one of Ahmadinejad’s main rivals has been arrested. You know, just tidying up loose ends …. (pajamasmedia)
~ TONGUEBATH FAIL! — Maclean’s mag January ‘08: “Obama Superstar”!; Maclean’s mag June ‘09: Obama “Bad for Canada”! …. (P2BC)
~ MEMRI— “Iranian Filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf: Ahmadinejad Has Soiled the Streets of Iran with Blood and Wants to Lead the Region to War” …. (memri.org)
~ SPENCER— “Allah is its target, the Prophet its model, the Koran its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes” — Hamas Charter slogan (article 8) quoted in full at the United Nations …. (jihadwatch)
~ MICHAEL TOTTEN describes Iran as a great nation trapped in the straitjacket of tyranny …. (pajamasmedia)
~ GHOST OF FLEAS: Dear Jewish-American Flea-readers: Your clue-phone is ringing …. (ghostofaflea)
~ IN THE AGE of Obama, the UK becomes Iran’s Great Satan …. (jihadwatch)
~ CAIR: Iran? Nothing to see, keep moving …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ GOOD ADVICE FROM JEFFREY GOLDBERG: “The overarching goal is to see the birth of a democratic Iran, not to make ourselves feel good, or get in the way.” …. (instapundit)
~ DER SPIEGEL— ‘Khamenei Has Never Seen a Crisis Like This’ …. (spiegel.de)
~ IRAN LIVE via Atlas 2000 …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ EVEN DEMOCRACY Might Not Solve the Iranian Nuclear Problem …. (spectator)
~ PRIME MINISTER Netanyahu’s public swipe at Obama’s Cairo speech reveals that Washington even has trouble influencing Israel today …. (spiked-online)
~ PAGING WESTERN FEMINISTS— “I want the world to know that as a woman in this country, I have no freedom” …. (jihadwatch)
~ BEST IRAN PROTEST Video Ever— Protesters Beat Snot Out of Basij Thugs …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ IRAN’S WEB SPYING Aided By Western Technology …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ CNN MOVED ON, BUT… The Permanent Refugee Camp in Montenegro — Donate via Save the Children, Make A Difference …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ IRAN: THE BLOODY REVOLUTION MARCHES ON – Attacking Protesters, Islamic Ruling Murderers Calling Victims Murderers …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ CURT JESTER— The Iranian government reminds me of the Vatican …. (curtjester)
~ THE PEDOPHILIC PERVERSIONS OF NPR— Is this a move by the left fascists over at NPR to normalize Muhammad’s pedophilia, and more specifically his six year old wife Aisha? …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ SOBERING THOUGHTS: Obamacare’s dependency-inducing intent …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ YEMEN KIDNAPPING— Missionary Activities Prompted Abduction, Investigators Believe …. (spiegel.de)
~ THE SILLY & HARMFUL Fantasy of “Two States for Two Peoples” …. (JiWa)
~ IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, “Christians no longer are being given the same rights as others” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ ICEJ COMMENTARY— The end of ‘defeatism’ – by David Parsons: Even by Palestinian standards, the swift and complete rejection of an Israeli peace overture was baffling …. (icej.org)
~ NITWITTERY— Obama talks nice; But a fierce destroyer is on the way to North Korea to protect America …. (p2bc)
~ CARTER HELPING HAMAS open talks with White House. Proposes plan bypassing U.S. demand for terrorist group to recognize Israel …. (therealbarackobama)
~ HUGH HEWITT— The Word Cloud From Iran …. (HH)