~ SOME VERY GOOD NEWS— A Maziar Bahari update– From CTV: Canadian journalist freed from Iranian prison! …. (walker)
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Asleep At The Wheel
~ ITEM: Disgusting: US Searching For A Way To Announce That They Have Agreed To Allow Iran To Locally Enrich Uranium
~ ITEM: HOW TURKEY was lost to the West. “Once the apotheosis of a pro-Western, dependable Muslim democracy, this week Turkey officially left the Western alliance and became a full member of the Iranian axis.”
~ ITEM: The Republic of China (Taiwan) has carried out its largest ever missile test, following two weeks on from Red China’s national military parade
~ ITEM: The Pentagon is reviewing the Bush administration’s doctrine of preemptive military strikes with an eye to modifying or possibly ending it
~ GIVEN HIS CABINET, HIS MENTORS, his international politics, and general approach, Obama has never met a creep he didn’t like, or hire. If Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and any other number of historical monsters were alive today, he’d find some way to pander and suck up and apologize to them– sacrificing U.S. interests every step of the way.
While it may be fun to compare Obama’s good intentions and naiveté with that of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, most of the catastrophic appeasing and demilitarizing and blindness of the British establishment took place in the 20 years before Chamberlain was made PM. So too, most of the preparations and foresight for the military protection of Great Britain.
Obama is building on Clinton; both are coasting on Reagan. Only, with a bossy Russia and China, current American weakness is not ONLY a shortage of actual metal, but the lack of will to fight if needful, to push back, stand up, and throw a little weight around. Since Obama & the ACORNites are used to indirect subversion, lying, and breaking things, the idea of being constructive, or acting directly is not second nature, Obama reserves his spine and temper for yelling at Rush or FOX or Tea Partiers.
That means the car is drifting on the road, in no particular direction. Iran, Syria, Russia, Turkey, the EU, Venezuela, the Jihad, all the other major question-marks in current geo-politics are not being properly pursued, pondered, or kept track of in the great and endless deadly-serious chess-game that is big-boy politics for a Superpower.
Anyone PLEASE tell me what would be different if an enemy of the USA had been elected President, versus what the world has seen in Obama? ~
It’s Really Not All About You
“[T]he greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion…Because if a mother can kill her own child – what is left for me to kill you and you kill me – there is nothing between.”
~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech ~
~ ITEM: Depopulation bomb: a crisis in Western birthrates?
~ ITEM: Relativism in Europe has Created Demographic Crisis: European Bishops
~ ITEM: Children whose parents divorce are more likely to be disadvantaged on a range of childhood, adolescent, and adult outcomes
~ ITEM: Same-Sex Marriage: Not in the Best Interest of Children
~ NO JUDGEMENT? Pah. All of those giant brains who have excreted their bad ideas into the mass consciousness of Western Civ, with the predictable results, do deserve some blame.. but ultimately, we all make decisions, choices, and have consciences.
That our selves are so wonderful that we shouldn’t say no to our potential and pleasures and life-plan with the bother of children– unlike every generation of human before us ever, except degenerate Rome– sorry, it’s a choice.
That choice makes for all the other consequences of this great cultural ennui and civilizational war which is bringing us where we are. making babies? Any pair of idiots can do that– raising decent humans and inheritors of 100 000 years of humanity & civilization, who will want to pass that on in turn to their children, and who will not measure all things by the alleged infinity of their own selves? That’s huge amounts of self-sacrifice & work. It’s heart-breaking expensive and often aggravating. No kidding.. news to whom, exactly?
The simple fact is that it’s not about you. In the alleged revolution of human thinking in the Renaissance, and the God-And-Believer focus of much of the Reformation, the idea was that people would not be subject to arbitrary authority, blind tradition, or superstitions of whatever sorts. You know, “Pope Ain’t Gonna Tell Me What To Do” type thing.
Oddly enough, we end up not with one Pope, but a veritable mob of them: every believer their own Pop, their own ultimate authority, their own evidence and verification. Or in the modern version thereof, every individual their own expert, and final authority. Except we’re fallible, sinful, and often idiotic. Hence the chaos of modernity– in modern religion and society.
So we get 30 000+ protestant sects, all claiming a final fulness of truth– via the self-assertion and particular interpretations of their various founders. Extended from that, we get cults, sub-Christian groups like Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, and so on.
Or we get the rights-circus of ‘Self-identified’ special interest groups gaining more legal existence and clout by clamouring and noisily lawyering for a bigger heap of rights than others, so their individual and group existence is validated and superior to the rest of society, or other individuals. It’s a kind of moral assertion, in a society where rights trump duties, and where the more rights you accrue, the more real you are.
Or we get those who validate all by individual experience, and who must experience all in order to feel fully alive.
Especially when children are in the mix with narcissistic adults worried about their needs, it’s totally not about the adult. So says every generation of people having children for all their idiosyncratic reasons, but also for the future of family and the wider family that is society. When too many family-members go AWOL, the things begins to fall apart, and one of the first places where symptoms show up is in family & child-rearing.
It’s a puzzle, and it took a while to get here. Given human nature, we’ve buttered our bread, now we have to lie in it.. and learn from bitter experience. ~
Those Useful Old Words
~ ITEM: Thinking about the old Ignatieff
~ ITEM: Perfidious, pusillanimous Albion: Melanie Phillips blasts the craven, dhimmified (a tautology, I know) U.K. for being on the wrong side in the both Middle East and the war against Western civilization
Meaning: having or showing a shameful lack of courage
Etymology: Late Latin pusillanimis, from Latin pusillus very small (diminutive of pusus boy) + animus spirit; perhaps akin to Latin puer child
~ WHEN I WATCH THE U.N., many governments, and the allegedly fearless media pander to aggressive Islam and Jihadism, I must search for the right word.
Tolerance?.. that implies reserving open condemnation of something you disagree with. It’s not multi-culti warm feelings.. because you don’t get the sort or degree of pander about other immigrant groups. Fear? Craven lily-livered yelluh-bellied pesh-yer-pants gutlessness? Why, the Romans invented a very good word for that: pusillanimous.
We all have our moments– even the bravest adventurer, or the toughest war-hero. In fact, as one WW2 vet who saw action once told me, courage only is fear after it’s put on boots and said prayers.
And yet, turning fear to courage in a society where mommy-gov takes care and protects and snuggles our widdle selves in the comfy baby-blanket of the all-powerful state? That’s a very different matter. We’re encouraged to be mostly helpless, unaggressive, undemanding (except of our entitlements and right and free goodies). So when a genuine threat to the political, religious, and social peace comes along?
Aggressive Islam wants to make us all submit, and obey.. and best of all, covert. Co-habitation is a temporary living arrangement. However for the secular Left, there’s no category to put irrational bomb-persons into, except the “Christians Still Suck, and Rightists Are Racists and we need a friendly police-state to calm everything down”. The death of the idea of civil society, and of laws freely obeyed? Well, when the barbarians come knocking and we let them in on their terms, that and a lot of other things get defenestrated.
So all the push-come-to-shove in England, the Netherlands, France, the USA, the speech-chill, all that looking the other way when extreme Islam says or does something horrible in public? Why, there’s just too much pusillanimity about, dontcha know. ~
Death By Degrees
~ ITEM: OTTAWA Euthanasia debate plays to nearly empty House
~ ITEM: “Assisted Suicide Advocates Seek to Euthanize the Rule of Law”
~ RANTING IS FUN.. EASY.. AND usually counterproductive, unless you’re just depressurizing amongst friends. Some conservatives get mileage that way, but it’s the ideas for and against that ultimately matter; that., and realizing there are actually few Leftists who really want “dialogue” or “an open debate”.. that’s radical parlance for “brainwashing technique to break down objections”.
We need to be polite, ready-tongued, ready to fight and fight back, and build up our resistance to radical techniques by the true believers. That way lies the collapse and liberal hegemony of most mainstream protestant churches, and some of the collapse and corruption of the Roman Church in the wake of the 20th Century tsunami of radicalism which hit the West, and is still washing over us all. The attractive power of radicalism lies in our human capacity for wishful thinking, doing things in mobs, and feeling superior to others. Ranting just feeds into proving we’ve no arguments or facts– we may be correct, but we need to go deeper.
So when we’re dealing with the crazy-bad dangerous human extermination policies that go under the peaceful-sounding lie-name of “euthanasia”, let’s no rant, but notice what actually happens in Europe where it’s official: all sorts of people get murdered. Some people get automatic DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) orders. Still other people are considered ‘too expensive’ or ideologically wrong to treat. Health care becomes a lottery of death. In short, like human rights commissions, some do-gooders gain control over the lives and well-being of other people.
Prescriptions that do harm? Hurting the sick and weak? Lethal drugs? Abortions? Sex with patients? Medicine as book-keeping? Hmmm.
The Greeks knew all about the real-world dangers of hubris (overweening pride) of defying the gods, and right conduct– consequences galore, a debased profession, medicine become another whoredom, and (of course) dead people galore. That we can hide it inside inside sterile walls and use medical and euphemistic language to smudge and conceal and justify what is happening and what it means? That’s all part of the consequences of our arrogant destructive pride.
Consequences denied don’t go away… they just go ahead and keep on consequenting. Our 20th and now 21st century culture of death is not slowing down or losing steam.
It would be infernally ironic if the extreme radical individualism of the 20th century ended up with enforced death of those same aging individuals two generations later– but undercutting eternal verities and universal truths usually has some pretty predictable ‘unforeseen’ consequences. Like executing granny, just as granny may have executed her unborn child 50 years before.
Just saying, is all. ~
And Then We Went Meta
A response to a Scaramouche piece from the fine blogger and Binks-friend over at Poste De Vielle.
“Rights” amock: Welcome to la belle province, where all men are created equal, but women have more “rights” than men–and those rights somehow trump free speech. Globe and Mail columnist Lysiane Gagnon unpacks the madness
The piece by Lysianne Gagnon is so deeply flawed in describing what’s currently happening in Quebec, I feel the need to straighten up some facts.
First, the cases by the SAAQ (societe de l’assurance automobile du Quebec) involved a Hassidic Jew not wanting to take driving lessons from a female instructor, but also muslim women not wanting to sit alone in a car with a male instructor. And the HR Commission said the religious beliefs of these clients should be accommodated. Both male and female civil servants have been “discriminated” to accommodate the religious beliefs of citizens.
Free speech was never an issue; the only issue was religious beliefs versus equality between men/women. Which right should prevail when they enter into conflict. The Canadian constitution contains a provision stating that the equality between men and women should not be compromised in the name of the promotion of “multiculturalism” enshrined into the constitution (and reasonable accommodation is a tool to promote multiculturalism). Many would want a similar clear provision in the Quebec Charter, but critics (including Pearl Heliadis) object to this “hierarchy of rights”.
There is currently another debate within the debate The call for a “charte de la laïcité” (which I believe would be useless, but that is another matter) deals only with the neutrality of civil servants. People object to civil servants exhibiting ostentatious religious symbols, be it the hijab, the kirpan, etc. Civil servants have a duty of political neutrality, and much of the debate has centered on the “political message” of the hijab, not only the niqab or burka.
I am disappointed at the way this is “spinned” outside Quebec. Believe me dear Binks, Lysiane Gagnon is wrong and those who advocate hijab-free civil servants, teachers, hospital workers, or object to religious beliefs trumping the equality between men and women are not radical feminists and do not in any way shape or form threaten freedom of speech.
Curate’s Egg TV
~ ITEM: True Blood Website
~ ITEM: The Fellowship of the Sun
~ TRUE BLOOD– Vampires galore. An interesting and compelling HBO series (viewers beware), almost ruined by a persistent anti-Church and anti-Christian plot lines, with evangelical Christians variously depicted as loonies, violent abusers, hypocrites, scumbags, weaklings, or busily evil.. if not plotting mass-murder. Not many sympathetic elements there, nor decent and clearly Christian folk. No other religions in evidence, except Greek and supernatural paganism.
It’s a true liberal sandwich in chunks– at least the TV version of the books is such– a mix of manure, nastiness, and broken glass in there for you to digest, along with the good acting, gripping drama, plot-twists and cliff-hangers, and all. Preachy to a fault, true progressives can’t even make a decent TV show without jam-packing their bully-pulpit with anti-religious anti-sermons galore. Curious, no?
A shame, really. ~
Whilst We’re At It
~ ANYBODY KNOW what happened to the Creeping Sharia Blog? Did they get tattled on by a hostile reader? …. (creepingsharia)
~ FREEBIES— *Free* Eight-Song Download from Tom Waits new album “Glitter and Doom” …. (smartcanucks.ca)
~ HATE PREACHER Anjem Choudary sparked fury yesterday after calling for the Queen to become Muslim …. (nationalreview)
~ DECLINE & FALL— “Our present age of politically correct hypersensitivity is not just morally unserious but profoundly decadent.” – Mark Steyn …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ MORE “RIGHTS”, LESS LIBERTY– CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS: Speaking freely on free speech – plus Mosaic of diversity …. (macleans.ca, steynonline)
~ HUGH HEWITT— “Talking Rush with Mark Steyn and The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait” …. (hughhewitt)
~ THE WITHERING OF FREE SPEECH— “As some readers will know, Ezra Levant and I testified at the House of Commons in Ottawa a few days ago on Canada’s Section 13, the “corrupted and diseased” (my words) legislation that licenses government apparatchiks to police the opinions of the citizenry” …. (steynonline)
~ MARK @ MACLEAN’S— “Thinking about the old Ignatieff: Speaking of free speech, Steyn speculates about what the Liberal leader can’t say now” …. (macleans.ca)
~ EZRA ON TOUR— Free speech conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27-28 …. (ezralevant)
~ BREAKING – Anglicans to be Brought Back to “Full Visible Unity” with Catholic Church: Surprise Vatican Announcement …. (lifesitenews)
~ FRESH GYAPONG— I am with Rush on this one– I hope he sues; Climate change solutions?; Amazing post on motherhood; Attending A baptism; I have had an excuse for light blogging; 40 Days for Life midpoint mass; Obama and the threat to religious freedom …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ TEH SHAIDLE GOTS IT— a video interview with Andrew Brietbart, the new media maven and “merry prankster” behind the ACORN sting; “Let them fight, or bring them home”; David Frum: too stupid to really be Jewish?; Why I won’t link to online ‘free speech’ petition; Rush Limbaugh: ‘The Race Card, Football and Me‘; Talk Radio Watch: this week’s audio/video highlights; ‘Conor Friedersdorf is the most embarrassing conservative careerist on the Internet’; ‘Before Steyn and Levant got through with me, it was THIS big, I swear to Allah!’; Media Matters can’t tell the difference between Twitter and TV; Ed Anger says, ‘Sue, Rush! Sue!’; Is gay ‘marriage’ a leading cause of death?; If you love talk radio but can’t always catch your favorite shows; Fake Klansmen, or real communists?; Soldiers keep the peace, you stupid b*tch; ‘Sure I’ve got some spare quaaludes, Roman‘; Glenn Beck and Media Matters: first they came for the overused quotations …. (fivefeetoffury.com)
~ A HERO FOR FREEDOM— The Incomparable Vaclav Klaus; The Eurosceptic President of the Czech Republic, has conceded that challenging the Lisbon Treaty is futile; The Incomparable Vaclav Klaus …. (spectator, blogs.telegraph)
~ BLAZING CATFUR: It’s Show Time! Free Speech and Canadian “human rights” commissions– Barry Cooper, Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary; Two New Politically Incorrect Books From Mantua; STOP THE WAR! Teach-In on Afghanistan and the Anti-War Struggle – ANSWER L.A.; Racist Homophobic College Bans Do-Rags, Sagging Pants, Cross-Dressing; Human rights platitudes; Speaking of Iggy…. and free speech; If You Can’t Kill Free Speech One Way–Try Another; Impunity Watch: Writers Challenge Section Thirteen of Canadian Human Rights Act …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ FREE SPEECH is not hateful …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ GOOD FOR THEM— “McGill University Officials Speak Out Against Silencing of Pro-Life Presentation” …. (lifesitenews)
~ PEARLS OF received wisdom: On an employment website for Canadian lawyers, a key player in Canada’s “human rights” industry offers some insight into her area of expertise (International law) and career path, and tells others what they need to be absolutely fabulous (like her) …. (scaramouche)
~ CLOSET CON— My Grovelling, Idiot, Dhimmi People; It’s Come to This: Lard Asses Demand Protection From “Fat-Ism”; UK Is Screwed: Schools Encouraged to Close for “Asian” Holidays …. (conservativeinthecloset.blog)
~ PERFIDIOUS LIBRANOS: “All Canadians would welcome giant cheque from Liberals returning Sponsorship money as ordered by Justice Gomery PDF” …. (dustmybroom)
~ CREATIVE Minority Report: The funny thing is that pro-aborts get mad when you call them pro-aborts. They demand to be called pro-choice. They say nobody’s pro-abortion. Really? …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ A MEMO ISSUED issued by the “charitable” Entertainment Industry Foundation describes a plan to incorporate Obama administration ideology into the plot lines of television shows on all four major American networks …. (ghostofaflea)
~ DE RE MILITARI— Ancient Roman Military Manual …. (cjunk.blog)
~ BEING THE LONE VOICE: “Lindsay Oliver is an acquaintance of mine, and she shares her experience of praying at 40 Days for Life, Halifax” …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ THE DALRYMPLE— “Intrusions: In Britain, private arrangements are less and less private” …. (city-journal.org)
~ INSANITY, A LA MODE— “Rights” amock: Welcome to la belle province, where all men are created equal, but women have more “rights” than men–and those rights somehow trump free speech. Globe and Mail columnist Lysiane Gagnon unpacks the madness …. (scaramouche)
~ OLD NOTIONS— Bilbo’s Immeasurable Wealth …. (markshea.blog)
~ PERFIDIOUS, pusillanimous Albion: Melanie Phillips blasts the craven, dhimmified (a tautology, I know) U.K. for being on the wrong side in the both Middle East and the war against Western civilization …. (scaramouche)
~ A ZERO FOR FREEDOM— “Obama’s Resolution to Stifle Free Speech on Islam” – by Deborah Weiss …. (frontpagemag.com)
~ DUST MY BROOM— “Winnipeg cops apparently too lazy to arrest real criminals, prefer to harass concerned citizens” …. (dustmybroom)
~ AMERICAN DIGEST— The Religion of the Left …. (americandigest.org)
~ DON’T JUST REPEAL SECTION 13: Dismantle the whole rotten commission, says Barry Cooper …. (troymedia)
~ ACTION REQUIRED: Petition to restore freedom of speech in Canada …. (winteryknight)
~ CONTRACEPTION leads to abortion …. (socon.ca)
~ THE INCREASING acceptance of a hierarchy of rights …. (scaramouche)
~ CANADIAN Human Rights Commissions continue war on Christians …. (winteryknight)
~ DENYSE O’LEARY— Intellectual freedom in Canada: News roundup …. (post-darwinist.blog)
~ UK WRITER Melanie Phillips on the BNP …. (vladtepesblog)
~ JEWISH QUISLINGS: In an interview with FrontPage Magazine’s Jamie Glazov, Kevin Levin, historian, clinical instructor of psychology and author of The Oslo Syndrome, sheds light on the thinking of Jews who do dirt to their own …. (scaramouche)
~ DISCONNECT Between Opponent’s Fundraising and Rhetoric: Prop 1 in Maine …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— Polanski; Letterman; Obama’s Peace Prize: The Western Standard’s Noemi Emery writes that the fates (who like to dole out the bad stuff in threes, or so it often seems) have handed the left three great P.R. losses …. (scaramouche)
~ COMMUNISM AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL— New UN Report Pushes Gender as a Social Construct not Based in Nature …. (lifesitenews)
~ CANUCKISTAN— David Warren: “The regime: Good morning, stupid Laurentian Canadians” …. (davidwarrenonline)
~ ORWELL’S PICNIC— More on the SARS Flu Scare at Mass; Oh wait! I know this one! pick me! pick me!; Propaganda: Awful Report; Institutions of Italy; Season of Mellow Fruitfulness in Central Italy; Oh Please, oh Pleeeeeeze! Just once; On St. Damien; It’s the end of peach season here in central Italy; Let’s hear it for the liturgical uses of communicable diseases! …. (anglocath.blog)
~ CANTERBURY BLOGGER— 5 Reasons to Read My New Book *The Crucified Rabbi* Available at amazon.com …. (cantuar.blog)
~ RAVI ZACHARIAS explains three arguments for God’s existence …. (winteryknight)
~ OTTAWA Euthanasia debate plays to nearly empty House …. (canadianchristianity)
~ NOT DEAD ENOUGH— “The federal government is being taken to court over its decision to withhold hundreds of pages, some decades old, in the Mounties’ secret file on Tommy Douglas” …. (lawiscool.com)
~ GAGDAD BOB— “I Am Darwin Man, Destroyer of Worlds!” …. (onecosmos.blog)
~ HURRICANE FIDEL Has Been Cuba’s Worst Disaster …. (corner.nationalreview)
~ INTERESTING— “Reverence for Words: A Case Against Blogging.” …. (firstthings.com)
~ THE RAINBOW JACKBOOT— Wealthy homosexual activist advises ‘active measures’ against religious opponents …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ THAT USSA Hate crimes legislation … why? …. (proteinwisdom)
~ DAVID WARREN— “I admire Limbaugh myself, for his courage and audacity under fire, and for the way he is vexed by popular fallacies. He has defended himself directly only under the most extreme provocation, and after suffering real and consequential damage” …. (davidwarrenonline)
~ FUN WITH QUEBEC CULTURE— Taxpayers’ infrastructure money ends up with Montreal Mafia …. (noapologies.ca)
~ THOSE CHRC FOLKS Are Staying Busy… Keeping Our Nation’s Capital Safe for Handicapped Folks, Don’t You Know …. (missnixon)
~ BRITISH COLUMBIA Teachers union telling teachers to promote communist ideals in the classroom for your kids. They were also the free-spending radicals behind the persecution of wrong-thinking teacher Christopher Kempling; see “Chris Kempling on freedom of speech: Public school teachers should be allowed to publicly espouse a Christian worldview” …. (p2bc, wiki, NatPost)
~ THE CANADIAN Human Rights Commission (CHRC) is in a lot of trouble these days …. (walker)
~ GRRRRRR— Welcome Back Khadr: “In the end, Mr. Khadr did get his consular visits. He had John buying him books and even new glasses. He got a business-class ticket “home” – though Canada was hardly his home, merely his place of birth”…. (macadamia.blog)
~ SUICIDAL Mother of the Free: “It’s as if one day, circa 1960, the British woke up and decided to junk it. Junk everything that once made them the envy of the world. The rest of the world still views Britain though the lens of BritComs and BBC dramas. In some corner of some Prague sound studio, is a drawing room that is forever England” …. (godscopybook.blog)
~ GERMANY’S CATHOLICS: neither cowed nor craven – The Cross and the Third Reich: Book Review …. (freerepublic)
~ REMEMBER— “animal rights is religion and Wayne Pacelle a high priest of the faith” …. (firstthings)
~ ON POLANSKI— Finally! An actor with some sense …. (prowomanprolife)
~ WHEN LIFE imitates Borat: The running of the Jew, Borat-style; the running of the Jew, UNHRC-style …. (scaramouche)
~ CRUCIFIED APE unveiled in London.. Anglican tea-ladies on rampage, burn Rowan Williams, Buckingham Palace …. (timescolumns)
~ MORE ‘ZERO-TOLERANCE’ idiocy… and this time it looks like a soupçon of maliciousness for good measure …. (proteinwisdom)
~ IMAO’S FRANK J.— “Brain-Dead Conservatives Obsessed with ‘Freedom’: The big problem in America today is all these people who won’t let the government do everything.” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ WALKER— “The tyranny of the majority of stupid, in which I talk about the bourgeois and escalating stupidity” …. (walker)
~ CANADA: We Don’t Stand on Guard for Thee …. (SDA)
~ PULLING punches with abortion addict …. (getreligion.org)
~ HUGH HEWITT— “The Good and Faithful Servant: A Small Group Study on Politics and Government for Christians” …. (hughhewitt.com)
~ BRITAIN— Give MPs responsibility and they will behave responsibly, By Daniel Hannan …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ NEPOTISTICALISM— Family ties that bind–and pay really, really well: Welcome to the UN–especially if you happen to be close relative of a multilateralist mucky-muck …. (scaramouche)
~ VLAD WONDERS.. “Is political correctness to blame for lack of coverage over horrific black-on-white killings in America’s Deep South?” …. (vladtepes)
~ MORE MISS NIXON— “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” …. (missnixon)
~ THAT GREAT CHARTER— One Pleasant Day in Runnymede …. (canadafreepress)
~ THE NEW LEFT Gospel: Quotations from #liberalbible …. (americandigest.org)
~ THAT GREAT CHARTER— One Pleasant Day in Runnymede …. (canadafreepress)
~ WILLIAM FAULKNER and a Writer’s Creed: “I decline to accept the end of man.” …. (americandigest.org)
~ BULLY-TYRANT WATCH: Manitoba Dodged a Bullet …. (missnixon)
~ TERRY GLAVIN— All That We Say Is Ours: A Review …. (transmontanus.blog)
~ CREEPY NYT Reporter: Hey Let’s Give Carbon Credits To Couples That Agree To Only Having One Kid …. (weaselzippers)
~ ONE COSMOS— “What is the relationship, say, between global warming hysteria, belief in government imposed racial discrimination, and support of the judicial redefinition of marriage? What do these things have in common, if anything?” …. (onecosmos.blog)
~ NOT EVEN GOD believes in Anthropogenic Global Warming any more, Archbishop …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ COOL NEW FILM Premiering in 27 Countries Sunday Documents Human Costs of Global Warming Hysteria …. (lifesitenews)
~ SHOVELLING Lightbulbs Against the Tide …. (americandigest.org)
~ THE SOUND Of Settled Science …. (smalldeadanimals)
~ DOOMWATCH— An Asteroid Could Have Killed Us On Friday… But don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to panic, says the JPL …. (gizmodo)
~ POISONING THE SYSTEM— “Stephen Diamond on the impact of William Ayers’s education ideas” …. (pundita.blog)
~ DR. SANITY: If Obama were a Marxist, what would he believe? …. (drsanity.blog)
~ OBAMA’S EEOC Persecutes Belmont Abbey College. Right thinking will be rewarded. Wrong thinking will be punished …. (markshea.blog)
~ WIKISLANDER: One Source of Bogus Rush Limbaugh Quotes; The Search for the Wikipedia Libelist; Source of Limbaugh Smears possibly Far Left Firm.. law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP …. (americandigest, AT, gwp)
~ TIRED DEMOCRACY Alert: Trivial TV shows, Barack Obama and global warming dominate the media …. (markshea.blog)
~ RADICAL President Obama confirms loyalty to radical homosexual agenda By Editor, Catholic Insight Magazine …. (catholicinsight.com)
~ U.S. SEC-EDU SPOKE at event with Ayers. Undersecretary also keynoted conference aiming to ‘reform’ country’s school system …. (therealbarackobama)
~ PORTLY PERP Rush Limbaugh is so “divisive” that to get him fired leftie agitators have to invent racist soundbites to put in his mouth; So-called “mainstream”, “fair”, “honest”, “objective”, “fact-based”, “news” media backtracks on Rush …. (article.nationalreview, P2BC)
~ FRESH RBO— Dunn discloses: We ‘control’ the media. White House communications chief offers shocking confession to foreign government …. …. (rbo)
~ JOURNALISM 2009— “If you are a conservative and a St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist libels you and defames your character in the worst way possible, this is the only sort of “apology” you should expect to receive” …. (themcj.com)
~ HORRIBLY “Racist” Rush blasts media and NFL double standards (and the real racism/Judenhass of racists on the Left):The Left’s most despised villain (now that Dubya’s out of the picture) fights back in the WS …. (scaramouche)
~ NO SURPRISE HERE: MSNBC Admits ‘Unable to Verify’ False Limbaugh Quote, No Retraction or Apology …. (instapundit)
~ MAO-PRAISING White House Official Dunn to Glenn Beck: “I Praised Mother Teresa, Too”; The Maoist explains herself: egg, face at the White House …. (gatewaypundit.blog, rogerkimball)
~ HATEY Obama National Security Adviser to Speak at Anti-Israel Conference …. (spectator.org)
~ MERE COMMENTS on comrade Anita Dunn: “Inhaling and Ingesting Microscopic Chinese Communists” …. (merecomments)
~ 3.6 MILLION Lost Jobs? That’s Just Great! …. (mitchieville)
~ WHY DO YOU THINK They Call It Dope?: Obama OKs Getting Stoned …. (americandigest.org)
~ STIMULUS FAIL? Disaster: Hard Stimulus Data Reveals That Michigan “Saved Or Created” Only 397 Jobs For 620 Million Stimulus Dollars.. a bargain at US$1.57M per job! …. (pajamasmedia)
~ WHOA, NOW–WHAT’S THIS? CBS’s Couric Finally Notices Obama’s $1.4 Trillion Deficit …. (newsbusters.org)
~ MISERY-STRICKEN Cuba Prefers Capitalism Lite — America Still Prefers Socialism Heavy …. (mitchieville)
~ A BRIEFING— Lt Colonel Allen West: Empowerment or Enslavement– “There are clear lines of separation being drawn in America. These are lines which define our “Principles of Governance”. Everyone that knows me realizes that I am a Conservative first and foremost, but what does that mean?” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ PRAISE YE THE O— Obama’s Website: Obama is the new [and improved] Jesus …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ THE MIGHTY BOLTON on Obama and the Goldstone Report …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ THAT HOPE POSTER-GUY: Shepard Fairey and the 4 Simple Steps to Becoming a Lying King …. (americandigest)
~ THE SOUND bite and the fury: Who’s scarier–Rush Limbaugh or Mao Tse Tung? …. (scaramouche)
~ AMTHINKER— Hey! I thought Obama wanted conservatives to ‘shut up and get out of the way’ …. (americanthinker)
~ CHEESE-EATING SURRENDER POTUS– RESET AND REBOOT = REGRET? “Isn’t it reassuring to know that the Obama Administration has “reset” our relationship with the Russians and backed away from the evil Bush Administration attitudes that interfered with US-Russian intimacy”; This ad captures the essence of our very postmodern President, who talks tough, but carries a limp stick …. (drsanity.blog)
~ REMEMBERING “A New Era of Friendship and Prosperity”– How “compromise” with Hitler was achieved—and at what cost …. (christianitytoday)
~ GET RELIGION— Obama’s (almost) pastor …. (getreligion.org)
~ POTUS Obama Promised 2.5 Million Stimulus Jobs… Created 30,083 & Lost Millions Instead …Update: Record Deficit Numbers Released …. (gatewaypundit.blog)
~ DISGUSTING: Obama ‘disgusted’ with Israel …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ PRESIDENT Pinocchio on drilling and nukes …. (canadafreepress)
~ A MERE 99 U.S. banks have failed in 2009 …. (noapologies.ca)
~ DID YOU KNOW that the U.S. Government is going to be taking over all student loans? I didn’t …. (drsanity.blog)
~ THAT BIG Shiny Balloon Is Obamacare — Don’t believe the big shiny lie! …. (creativeminorityreport)
~ CANADIANS Speak Out Against Socialized Medicine …. (spectator.org)
~ SCARY BAD— Obama’s Paedophilia Czar …. (canadafreepress)
~ PRIZE-WINNING Obama credited with making interracial marriage acceptable …. (michellemalkin)
~ PROTEIN WISDOM— Obama caught making Nazi salute* …. (proteinwisdom)
~ IOWAHAWK— The Art Just Won’t Stop …. (iowahawk)
~ FRESH FROM the people’s cube– Unions, Lenin, and the American Way …. (peoplescube.com)
~ THE GOLDSTONE INQUIRY: THE UN BLOOD LIBEL via Eye on the UN; Testimony at the UN: Self-Defense is not a Crime of War; UN Human Rights Council and the Goldstone Report: Whom to believe? …. (eyeontheun, mooseandsquirrel, dustmybroom)
~ DEEPLY ENTHUSED British Muslims explaining what they’ll do to Geert Wilders and the world …. (winteryknight)
~ BOYCOTT WATCH— German/Islamic Collaboration Again: Hitler’s Favorite Car Company Goes Sharia, Financing Jihad …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ MISUNDERSTANDER— Suicide bomber read Koran verses before attack …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ WAH BOO-HOO WATCH— Mohammed “Pity Party” Elmasry: Media is full of Islamophobes …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ HOW ONE ISLAMIC REFORMER met with a warm welcome from his co-religionists clerical resistance and a fatwa calling for his beheading …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ SUPREMACIST & ANTI-BRITISH Islam4UK, a British Muslim vanguardist organization with apparent links to the banned al-Muhajiroun, is to hold an “incendiary rally” in central London on October 31 …. (ghostofaflea.com)
~ PUSILLANIMOUS Dhimmitude at the UN: Human Rights Council calls Israel war criminals for defending themselves against Islamic terrorists …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ VIDEO: Islam on Capitol Hill Day, “Homosexuals Should be Killed” …. (weaselzippers)
~ OOPSIE-DAISY! The ‘Religion of Peace’ condemns Geert Wilders to death …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— “What’s Pakistan’s problem?: Anti-sharia activist Tarek Fatah is convinced that Pakistan’s problem is that it is beset by extremists who pose a clear threat to democracy, but Ali Eterez, in an online Dissent Magazine article from last April, says its problem is that since 1973, it has been an Islamic state with a sharia-based constitution” …. (Scaramouche)
~ THE WHORING OF THE EDIFICES: Several weeks ago I posted a photo of the Eiffel Tower dressed up in the Turkish flag …. (brusselsjournal.com)
~ ONE MIGHT THINK SO— “Isn’t a march for Sharia in London bad for ‘community relations’?” …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ LONDON CALLING: Some enthusiastic submissives/sharia-buffs exercise their freedom of speech in Londonistan …. (scaramouche)
~ NO MINARETS Please, We’re Swiss …. (brusselsjournal)
~ DELIGHTFUL! Islamic Britain targets Christian business owners …. (noapologies.ca)
~ VIA BRUSSELS JOURNAL: “Freedom Go to Hell” …. (brusselsjournal.com)
~ LONDON— Muslims Promise: “If we had an Islamic state today, Wilder’s head would be on the stake” and, “We will see Israel destroyed, we will see the European crusaders destroyed, we will see Islam dominate.” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ THOSE EVIL VILE JEWS— Media Hyped ‘War Crime’ Accusations Against Israel, But Ignored Report by Israeli Military …. (newsbusters.org)
~ UNREWRITING history– Fjordman: A History of Algebra …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ NEW YORK— Muslim Students Attack Free Speech, Want Wilders Banned: Jihad at Temple …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ SAITH FITZGERALD: What the collapse of Israel would cost …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ GEE.. YA THINK?!?! U.S. intel wonders: Hey, maybe it’s time to revisit that NIE on Iran …. (hotair.com)
~ THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS Council and Gaza Report: “MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN… Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting” – Daniel, Ch. 5: 25-27 …. (jihadwatch)
~ VERBOTEN INSIGHT: Laggards trying to catch up: One reason that too many Arabs are poor is rotten education …. (macadamia.blog)
~ A DISCUSSION of Islam and Western Culture with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ A NEW BOOK ALLEGES: “CAIR coached a mosque leader in Western Maryland not to cooperate with an FBI investigation of suspicious activity” …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ ROBO-STATIST? Every big government needs a gimmick …. (shotgun)
~ DOZENS of Westerners attending terror camps …. (vladtepesblog)
~ VERBOTEN QUESTIONS— Isn’t a march for Sharia in London bad for ‘community relations’? …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ ‘WHAT IF’ FICTION— “Only in our timeline, where the southern half of Christendom was raped by the an obscurantist and legalistic heresy called Mohammedanism, the resources of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Enlightenment was wasted in wars, resources that otherwise would have been used for civilization and progress. The amounts absorbed and lost in the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire cannot be calculated. As a hint, for those of you who forget, during the administration of Thomas Jefferson, some twenty percent of the federal budget was spent on payola to Tripoli. Who knows what would have happened had trade routes to India and China been kept open?” …. (kennethhynek)
~ FINLAND: Growing numbers of women fear Muslim ‘honor’ violence …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ LET’S MAKE IT WORSE! Darfur: Obama to Sanction Millions Murdered by Jihad, Will Unveil New ‘Engagement’ Policy with Sudan …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ HOW TURKEY was lost to the West. “Once the apotheosis of a pro-Western, dependable Muslim democracy, this week Turkey officially left the Western alliance and became a full member of the Iranian axis.” …. (instapundit)
~ SCARAMOUCHE: “Irrational Judenhass in Obama’s backyard: I’m certainly no fan of Ehud Olmert, Israel’s corrupt and delusional former P.M. But I’m even less of a fan of the useful idiots on a Chicago campus who hurled epithets at Olmert because he represents Israel, which they loathe” …. (scaramouche)
~ THOSE BLOODTHIRSTY Deities: Once again… the capricious & unknowable “Will of Allah” …. (hallsofmacadamia.blog)
~ PAKISTAN’S Jihadi Stew, By Aaron Mannes …. (counterterrorismblog)