Steyn’s Hot New Album
~ ITEM: Sweet Gingerbread Man…as you’ve never heard it before by Jessica Martin & Mark Steyn
~ WHEN HE’S not isolated in his fortress of hate, blendering kittens and spewing foul invective against helpless minorities, Mark Steyn has a curious habit: he likes to sing. The latest offering he sent along to the Binks HQ (he’s generous that way) is his latest Christmas mini-album, with he and Jessica Martin duelling voices.
We’ve got his take on Sweet Gingerbread Man, Merry Little Christmas, Running on Eggnog, last year’s Marshmallow World as a bonus track, Santa Is Comin’ To Town, and a great reprise of Gingerbread Man to top off this Yuletide feast.
First off– since his 2008 debut, Mark’s had some good vocal training, and you can year it in the new vibrato, clear notes, and bouncy lyrical style. Second, the songs aren’t just a one-off novelty item: as a notorious ‘former DJ’ with a deep love for music, it shows in the songs, and selections chosen. As I listened to the songs, it evoked the Christmas spirit, and I naturally assumed the family would be listening to this amongst the other holly jolly tunage this Christmas– it’s that good, and that fun.
Get one for your friends & fambly this Christmas!
Oh, and Mark crooning the eternal bossa nova hit ‘Girl From Ipanema‘? Gotta get us more of that goodness! ~
In Praise Of Beeb Historian Michael Woods
~ ITEM: Amazon.com: Michael Wood
~ ITEM: Michael Wood (historian) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
~ GOD GRANT US HONEST INQUIRY, and a longing heart. So over the past 5+ years I’ve become a huge fan of Brit historian writer & presenter Michael Wood. He wrItes and does wonderful onsite research (and books) in interesting topics of abiding interest, and always brings something new and important to the table.
Series like Legacy – The Origins of Civilization; In Search of the Trojan War; In the Footsteps of Alexander The Great: A Journey from Greece to Asia; Shakespeare; The Story of India; In Search of England: Journeys into the English Past; Michael Wood: In Search of Myths and Heroes; Conquistadors— in his thoughtful and interesting approach, he summarizes without over-simplifying the current state of the historical debate, while visiting the sites in question, and then producing damed fine books and TV as a result.
History– like any discipline– can be a whore and a sock puppet if ideologues are running the show, or when academic moods skew the evidence, and the latest outrageous theory gets all the attention. Michael Wood at least takes you along on his journey to see what might be seen, introducing original texts and evidence, and leaves you knowing more and feeling exited after the trip.
His fine In the Footsteps of Alexander The Great: A Journey from Greece to Asia reminds us that in pre-modern societies, the past and present are one, and united in the people who remember: so Alexander is a present figure in song and history and memory for many millions of people along the route of his conquests, and in his homeland. Our trashy modern idea that the past is dustbin, benightedness, and forgettable? Seen as the amnesiac nonsense it really is, where Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson encompass our present and past.
Whether academic or student or beginner in history– buy Michael Woods’ DVDs and read his books– you won’t be disappointed. ~
Umpty Gabillions: Just A Statistic
~ ITEM: Many in the no-longer-so-loyal opposition to the Obama juggernaut of taking the wrecking ball to the Republic fret about how to slow or stop it. Here’s the news: You can’t
~ IN THE SHELL GAME that is 2009 U.S. book-keeping, a trillion is real money, but a billion is just a statistic. Could the Obama administration– full of tax-cheats, ideological pirates, and crazy persons– even pretend to know where all the money is, went, or is going?
We already see that the current administration is engaged in an economic war against American capitalism, seeking to cripple and humble the U.S.A. to make it more amenable to U.N. and internationalist pressures. Diversions allow for plunder: who can say what the actual debt is? What the Fed is really up to? How much Obama’s pie-in-the-sky socialist promises have and will cost the American economy, taxpayers, and future generations.. nor how much ACORN, the SEIU and cronies are milking from the system while everybody is in a panic. There’s just no telling, and the crooks are running the till.
We’re Christmas shopping this year… but not very much. How about you? Trust the market, your stocks, your job-security enough to load up any needless debt right now? Us neither.
Looks like a way slow ho ho, at least economically speaking. It’s The Obama Who Stole Christmas!
Of course, from a spiritual perspective, gifts & wealth and worldly matters come and go: but sometimes the Stuff can distract from the state of our souls, the central relationships of our lives, and the lasting things that make a difference.
Perhaps– albeit unintentionally, like most things he does– Mr. President has given America a chance to step back from the blinding blizzard of glut to remember those better things, and why America was founded, how she should work, and what serious tasks lie before faithful citizens at home, not to mention in the world that The Bowinator Obama has left to go all free-for-all. ~
Barack HUSSEIN Obama?
~ ITEM: VARIOUS VIDS: Video results for obama muslim
~ THERE’S A VIDEO making the rounds (we had it up a post or three ago) featuring B.H. Obama making various statements. The video suggests that POTUS is a closet Muslim, or something.
Does it it matter? But of course.
With this guy, yes. He’s psychologically challenged, narcissistic, and a divided personality. Black/ White; Bastard/ Hero; Muslim/ Radical Christian; Indonesian/ American; self-lover/ self-hater. Obama is a puzzle to the world, because there’s no ‘There’ there in many respects. Hence the indecisiveness the grandiose language, the style over substance problem.
Certainly he is the most po-Muslim and pro-Islamist American President ever, and has allowed the widespread infiltration of government and advisors, together with a self-defeating pro-Islamist pro-terror foreign policy.. even as he wafflingly continues Bush’s war in Afghanistan.
Along with all the other impending disasters thanks to the Obama misadministration, the current phase of the Jihad is going rather well, all in all, for the stealth-Jihad side of the civilizational war currently underway all around us.
And that– whether he’s Muslim or not– can be laid at the feet of apostate Muslim B.H. Obama. ~
A Binks Movie Review
~ A MUST-SEE MOVIE— To End All Wars, starring Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, and a host of other good folks. It’s based on a true story, of POWs in a Japanese prison camp, forced to help construct the infamous “Railway of Death” from Thailand to Burma. Each man is confronted with spiritual, philosophical, and personal choices in the midst of terrible suffering.
The movie also unabashedly examines the role of faith, and the search for the true, the good, and the beautiful in the midst of the world. The prisoners set up a chapel and a school for philosophy, Shakespeare, and fine arts, and most of the POWs join. In spirit not unlike the true story of Paradise Road starring Glenn Close, and a young first-timer actress named Cate Blanchett, this movie demonstrates the power of the human spirit, faith, and perseverance– and the innate power of the foundational thought and faith of Western Civ.
As such, it’s not just the usual heartwarming victory over adversity tale, but a much deeper accounting of the true, the good, and the beautiful.
Watch it, says the Binks. ~
Of Elephants & Christmas
~ ITEM: APOLOGETICS 101: How to defend Christian exclusivism from the challenge of religious pluralism
There are hundreds of paths up the mountain,
all leading in the same direction,
so it doesn’t matter which path you take.
The only one wasting time is the one
who runs around and around the mountain,
telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Hindu teacher
~ ITEM: God is an Elephant? Examining the Blind Men and the Elephant philosophic argument in philosophy of religion
~ ITEM: Elephant in the room – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
~ A VERY OLD STRAND of anti-Christian apologetic goes thus: there are many paths up the mountain to god, the gods, or the divine– how can you say yours is the best, or the only way? Surely that is very arrogant. Another version of this is the old elephant in the living-room analogy, where each blind man feels something different, and assumes it’s a snake, a wall, a tree-trunk, whatever. Gotcha.
Since it’s coming onto Advent and the Christmas, it’s worth revisiting these objections to Christian claims.
First, the pagan mistakes the order of revelation, and the nature of religion, in assuming the assertion of Jesus Christ that he was God’s only begotten Son, Indeed, the human soul aspires for the divine (or substitutes thereof), and many world religions can be seen as fulfilment of human aspiration. The Christian says, rather, that God has let down a ladder to the mountain-top, by revealing himself to humanity in his Son, that all who believe in him might be saved. It’s a earth-ward motion from God, not another human motion towards heaven (the many paths). For the problem is not mountain-tops, but getting up to heaven: and for that you need love, and a living wind from heaven.
God has revealed himself: so the Christian cannot be arrogant in refusing to pass on the word about the Word made flesh, who dwelt amongst us. It’s not arrogance, but humility to share what God has done, however frail or proud some Christians are or have been in doing so. Indeed, Christianity understands itself as the proper and true fulfilment of every religion, and all human hope, fear, need, and aspiration– and philosophy.
“…according to Plato the truly just man must be misunderstood and persecuted in this world; indeed, Plato goes so far as to write: ‘They will say that our just man will be scourged, racked, fettered, will have his eyes burned out, and at last, after all manner of suffering will be crucified.’ This passage, written four hundred years before Christ, is always bound to move a Christian deeply.”
~ (Ratzinger, 353) ~
As for the elephant, well– it’s an elephant. Even if the describe it wrongly, it’s still an elephant and not some other object or animal. Indeed, unless the blind men were raised in some far country where they’d never met or learnt of such, they’d figure it out.. or ask a local, preferable one with eyesight. Or notice it breathing and farting and getting impatient with being prodded. Never met a blind [person that clueless before, and no– some of my best friends aren’t blind people, sorry.
Whoa there, Nelly– again, the untested assertion behind the blind men and elephant analogy is that we are all spiritually blind, and can only go by our best guesses, because– you guessed it– all religions ar fundamentally equal and all say the same thing and we should be nice and recycle and all that.. except, they don’t. Just ask Major Hasan, or the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, or the Dalai Lama, or Pope Benedict XVI, or even sub-sects within each religion.
To claim we are all blind is in fact to beg the question, and arrogantly presume to have answered the question beforehand… it’s a fancy version of “So, are you still beating your wife?” It’s a sly cheat, however ‘holy’ the source. It’s to say “The only true religion is that which says there’s no true religion.” Thus, it’s also a contradiction, as in: It’s absolutely true that there are no absolute truths. Busted!
The question of Christianity is a who, not a what, nor a philosophical puzzle: love him or hate him or in between him, Jesus of Nazareth is the central personage of the last 2000 years of human history, and still confronts those who encounter him with the same question he asked St. Peter: “Who do you say that I am?” And if– as Christians claim– that unlike any other religious leader ever, he is eternally and divinely alive despite death and the grave, he actually asks each soul sooner or later, and will not let us go unless we finally and ultimately insist.
That’s the big deal behind the wrappings, the converted paganism, the holly jolly music and feasting and all that– God born as a baby, that we might become gods through him, and partake of his divine nature.
So ring the bells of Christmas, bring the figgy pudding, and joyfully sound the carols, for joy to the world, the Lord has come. Ask any convert, any suffering Christian in Hindu or Moslem or Communist lands, anyone who is spiritually alive and more than a sleepy cultural Christian, and they will tell you… as I just tried to do, in my own poor and inadequate way. Because he lives, I live also– and that has made all the difference. ~
Whilst We’re At It
~ IMPRISONED CHRISTIANS in Iran: Maryam and Marzieh free! …. (freerepublic)
~ A VERY COOL free utility– “Hate reinstalling one by one your favourite software every time you format your computer? Here is a cool site, where you can select from a list of programs to create an all-in-one bundle installation. Click to launch” …. (haha.nu)
~ VIA BREWDOG— The World’s Strongest Beer: Tactical Nuclear Penguin …. (brewdog.com)
~ COOL STUFF— Weird and Wonderful Microscopy …. (gizmodo)
~ THIS HATE MONTH, Best Buy will wish you a happy Eid al-Adha but not Christmas …. (actiondino)
~ TO ALL OUR AMERICAN READERS: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Giving thanks in turbulent times …. (steynonline)
~ MASS-MURDERER Major Nidal Hasan had an enabler, By Mark Steyn – All those red flags but no one did anything. Political correctness took the lives of 14 people …. (macleans.ca)
~ THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW: THE WARM-UP ACT– Mark and Hugh on the Climate Research Unit disclosures …. (hughhewitt)
~ IN THE CORNER: ATTACK OF THE SEVEN-FOOT FAIRY— Christmas vs an insipid statism …. (nationalreview)
~ THE ECO-CULTIST ON THE CLAPHAM OMNIBUS— Some mornings it’s hard to hide the decline …. (steynonline)
~ MINDY G. ALTER— “Otherwise, to quote the title of Mark Steyn’s latest book, it’s ‘lights out'” …. (cjnews)
~ PORTS OF CALL: INFIDEL OF THE YEAR! Mark joins Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Ezra Levant among the winners – plus: Celebrate diversity, up to a point; likewise for interfaith outreach; and the bankrupt boobs at CanWest cave to Stormfront member Richard Warman …. (infidelbloggerawards.blog)
“But I wonder if his attraction to the argument that “censorship is not a Jewish thing”, that the Jewish intelligentsia does not support it (except for neurotic Woody Allen types, and the hate law-invested Canadian Jewish Congress) is not really as much an unspoken campaign to change ordinary Jewish minds as it is a confident description or present Canadian reality.”
~ THE LEVANT Why the Liberals love China …. (ezralevant)
~ EZRA LEVANT— The last 100 Jews in the Liberal Party …. (ez)
“When the human rights industry starts to treat religious freedom as a problem, it makes itself an ugly Goliath. But we should not be cowed,” he concluded. “[…] we should remember instead the example of David, and start running at him. We should also remember that David felled Goliath.”
~ Cardinal Pell ~
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Climate change scandal; Why women’s ordination matters; Mark Steyn’s delightful Christmas album; The scandal of Catholic politicians supporting abortion; Climatequiddick? Climategate?; This would be a sight to behold; Altar girls– aka serviettes; Another example of human rights commissions gone crazy; More from Fr. Dwight Longenecker; What could possibly go wrong with the KSM trial?; A regiment of the Church Militant; Catholic bishops likely to welcome Anglican personal ordinariates; It’s called Christmas!; Modernism’s effects on the Anglican and Catholic Churches …. (gyapong.blog)
~ THE MIGHTY SHAIDLE keeps on newsing insanely much & well! …. (fivefeetoffury)
- Talk Radio Watch: Nov 23-27 — my new column is up!
- Media Matters apologizes for calling Mark Steyn an idiot
- Dear Luftwaffe: come back, all is forgiven
- Lucky fellow just got himself added to ‘Free B-Js For Life’ list!
- Kathleen Parker is the reason women shouldn’t be allowed to vote
- #6: Get fired for being so weird then stay home instead! Woot!
- Rush Limbaugh vs naked zombies?
- Al Jazeera comes to Canada — thanks to Obama’s favorite union thugs
- Ed Anger says: ‘White House? More like Open House!’
- Sarah Palin shoes — yeah, I treated myself…
- ‘Now you can see why Kathy Shaidle is so controversial’
- Abolish libel laws, period
- Peggy Noonan: ‘He can’t take another bow’
- Dear Muslims: this is why people hate you
- Charges finally laid in beating of black man by union thugs
- Obama’s ‘Christian’ grandmother in Mecca for Hajj
- Ann Coulter: new column up at my Ann Coulter web site
- Do Not Disturb: new from the T-shirt Maker to the Free Speechers!
- Meet the 2009 Infidel Blogger Award WINNERS!
- Swedish Chef: pinhead or patriot?
- Ed Anger says, ‘Angelina hates Obama!’
- Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘deleted’ column magically reappears…
- News flash: Afghanistan not Germany or Japan
- ‘I’m not claiming that, literally, many white Americans want to adopt giant black children…’
- ‘Climaquiddick': something else I won’t get credit for
- 49,000 young childless white liberal males suddenly get girlfriends
- Hide the Decline tees, bumperstickers
- Another reason, if you needed one, to hate the homeless
- Instapundit agrees with me: it’s ‘ClimaQUIDDICK’, dammit
- Remember when you were that guy? (Steven Crowder’s Thanksgiving video.)
- ‘African leaders advise Bono on reform of U2′
- Media Matters: Keep your distortions off our abortions!
- Ann Coulter video: part two
- David Frum’s latest comments on Sarah Palin slightly less rape-y this time!
- NYT: no to global warming emails, yes to Stalin, Unibomber, Pentagon Papers
- Oprah (finally) starting her own TV network
- ‘White people.’ Tears. Lonesome Rhodes…
- The sun’s not even up yet, but my day has already been made
- Monte Solberg: why the Liberal Party sucks
- ‘Whilst in the U.S. this summer…’
~ AND EVEN MORE Shaidle over here …. (examiner)
~ DO WE LIVE in a police state? Michael Lawrence discusses this …. (sergesblog.blog)
~ BLAZING CATFUR— Review of Morgentaler appointment refused; How much you wanna bet that the most prodigious litigants… will be Pallies suing Israel?; Canadian Jews & Free Speech; Christian girl, 16, gets 50 lashes for wearing ‘indecent’ knee-length skirt; Elmo among worlds 500 most “something” Muslims; Major Nidal Malik Hasan: Human target of modern science fiction style psychological warfare!; Quality of Life in Canada to suffer serious decline; ACLU – Students can wear shirts that read “Islam is of the Devil”; President Jimmy Carter the 2nd’s “Christian” Granny does the Hajj; So you want to be an Imam? Lisping naked farters need not apply!; Your tax dollars are paying for this…Random hot button phrases strung together make money fall from the sky!; Announcing the Winners of the 2nd Annual Infidel Bloggers Awards! …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ MY NEWEST & Most Favoritist Blog is An Exercise in Futility …. (americandigest)
~ WALKERISM— Canadian Amanda Lindhout freed in Somalia; Nice idea, bad application; I hate it when I’m right; The Kinsellawatch update; My latest for Heartless and Brainless; All You Zombies; Awesome – apparently I’m newsworthy …. (walker)
~ BRITISH newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words …. (actiondino)
~ THEODORE DALRYMPLE— The Architect as Totalitarian: Le Corbusier’s baleful influence …. (city-journal.org)
~ CHECK OUT ALL the hateful goodness over at Mississauga Matt’s Vid Page …. (youtube)
~ ITALIAN Prosecutors seek jail for Google execs …. (internationalfreepresssociety)
~ THUCYDIDES saw that democracy, once again, imagined itself victorious …. (americandigest)
~ MITCHIEVILLE— The Big Red Corporation …. (mitchieville)
~ MARGARET WENTE writes, for the Globe and Mail: Something’s wrong with this rights case …. (missnixon)
~ THE SECOND WAVE of the financial tsunami is nearly upon us. So says Matthias Chang, writing for the most-excellent Global Research site …. (globalresearch.ca)
~ THE MARTYRDOM of the Intellectual …. (merecomments)
~ AUTONOMY: it’s just not for killing …. (actiondino)
~ THE RIGHT GIRL: After “Teaching the GOP a lesson” in ‘06, America is stuck Paying the Tuition …. (girlontheright)
~ INTELLECTUAL freedom in Canada: When prudes, plods, and vigilantes stop public discourse; Intellectual Freedom in Canada: Housecleaning at the Liberal Party?; Intellectual freedom: Jewish lobby a big problem of some kind? In a free country, why? …. (post-darwinist.blog)
~ GHOST FLEA— Severe reactions to swine flu vaccine in Canada; Voice of the beehive; Cool new Osmotic energy; Why socialist medicine willl fail in the United States; Visualizing empires decline; The video game industry offers a product largely untainted by the PC concerns dominating Hollywood product; A guiding principle of not confusing stupid people; Refuse to be sullen and cynical and silent and stupid; Nothing is true. Everything is permitted …. (ghostofaflea)
~ RORY LEISHMAN’S review of Brian Lee Crowley’s Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada’s Founding Values is now online …. (theinterim.com)
~ CLOSET CON— It’s the Demographics, Stupid; the manifest Glories of Sharia: Christian Teen Lashed for “Immodest” Skirt; Most Expensive Lay in History?; Good News: BBC Cancels Special Pope-As-Deformed Rapist Christmas Play; Socialized Medicine: UK Splattered Blood Edition; Celebrate Diversity & The UK Is SCREWED; Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith Suddenly, Strangely Not Concerned About Al Jazeerah; So, we finally find out the real goal of the proposed Human Rights Mausoleum in Winnipeg …. (conservativeinthecloset.blog)
~ BRITISH COPS arrest people just to add them to the DNA database, claims inquiry …. (boingboing)
~ DAVID WARREN— “One of the things that built our civilization, and has contributed to every other great civilization, is reverence for the past. With its extinction comes the extinction of the civilization itself: it loses all of its moorings.”; and on Vox Pop– “democracy becomes a lethal enemy of all human freedom and decency from the moment “populist” ideas are taken too much to heart” …. (davidwarrenonline)
~ SOCON— Sexual Propagandizing; You’ll Sing “Merry Christmas” and like it, Gappers; The Advance of Technology and Free Speech is Going to Crush Abortion; Tree Huggers Keep on Truckin’; Preemie Infanticide Starting To Spread …. (socon.ca)
~ THE NEW YORK TIMES: no to global warming emails, yes to Stalin, Unibomber, Pentagon Papers …. (examiner)
~ LYNCH THE GRYNCH— Today’s Lynch List; What’s new at the CHRC?; Another Lynch List; You’re A Racist, But Not Beyond A Reasonable Doubt; The beginning of Greenpeace; The Land Down Under and that Off Coast Other Country; Gutless Parliamentarians; Meanwhile back in the other nation of Canada; Richard Warman bullies children; Here’s your hat… What’s your hurry?; The whole CRU-AGW: The Dirt …. (jaycurrie)
~ THE SHAIDLE explains fungibility …. (soconvivium)
~ PONDERING Hell and Capitalism …. (acton.org)
~ POLITICALLY CORRECT HATE— “I wonder how many of the anti-Prop 8 acts of intimidation and vandalism were reported as hate crimes?” …. (ruthblog.org)
~ REMEMBER— the recent invention of ‘neopaganism’ has nothing to do with real paganism and everything to do with antichristianism …. (markshea.blog)
~ UNCANADA— While we’re going on about “torture”.. and, you know, “rule of law” in Caledonistan …. (macadamia.blog)
~ THANKFUL for Fading Freedoms, by Chuck Norris …. (humanevents)
~ THE EVER-CREEPY UN Kicks Out a Leading Critic, and then lies about it …. (frontpagemag)
~ AL MOHLER: When Morality Collapses — The Therapeutic Evasion …. (albertmohler.com)
~ HATE CRIMES Against Muslims Gays Catholics Increase …. (freerepublic)
~ CATHOLIC INSIGHT Opposes Homosexual Office Seekers …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ LIBRANO GODFATHER Jean Chretien and his gifts to Canadian conservatism …. (stevejanke)
~ VIDEOS: Crowder, Reason celebrate Thanksgiving …. (hotair)
~ MORE WARREN— on so-called same-sex ‘marriage’ “It would certainly have been defeated up here, too, had Canadians been entitled to vote on the matter, but as ever our “progressive” masters in government and the courts decided that we could not be trusted.” …. (davidwarrenonline)
~ KAREN SELICK says “censorship is not the answer” …. (shotgun)
~ LEXVIEW 67— Does Canadian Society Still Accommodate Religious Minorities? …. (culturalrenewal.ca)
~ THE CATHOLIC ORIGINS of the First Thanksgiving …. (cantuar.blog)
~ PREEMPTIVE SURRENDER— Quick question. Is it possible to be any more clueless about Christianity than the Times of London? …. (themcj)
~ BREATH OF THE BEAST— A Jew Who Says Merry Christmas …. (breathofthebeast.blog)
~ APOLOGETICS 101: How to defend Christian exclusivism from the challenge of religious pluralism …. (winteryknight)
~ SAITH FIRE: Those U-Minn teacher-program requisites have our attention …. (hotair.com)
~ SOLSTICE-WATCH: “The catalogue just arrived from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They’re selling some beautiful Christmas cards, featuring different great artists’ portrayals of the Madonna and Child. Wait!” …. (catholicculture)
~ LOONY LIBERAL ALERT— The United Church of Christ’s Reverend Chuck Currie has zipped out a blog post — he is the Blogger-in-Chief for the UCC, my denomination — in which he calls me a, well, “lying liar” …. (spectator.org)
~ A NEW STUDY reveals that working women denigrate men… to feel more feminine …. (winteryknight)
~ DESANTAFICATION— Annoyance in the Netherlands about multicultural miter …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ CHILDISHNESS and Tolerance : Stand for Religious Liberty …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ ONGOING: Falun Gong practitioners in China are being killed for their organs …. (canadianchristianity.com)
~ MOTHER SPEAKS OUT 20 years after Montreal massacre …. (christianweek)
~ HUZZAH! The Demise of Paedophilia Chic …. (firstthings.com)
~ SOCIALIST PARADISE WATCH— The Gulag Lives On – But Not in Our Culture …. (acton.org)
~ THE WHITE FLAG BRIGADE: Methodist Bishops Urge Surrender in Afghanistan – by Mark D. Tooley …. (frontpagemag)
~ MERE COMMENTS ON Health Care: What’s In It for Transgendered (Killers)? …. (merecomments)
~ THEY GET IT— Demographic Implosion Spurs Panicked South Korea to Enforce Abortion Ban …. (lifesitenews)
~ ‘BRAIN-DEAD’? He Heard Every Word! — Man believed to be in vegetative state for 23 years was conscious the entire time …. (creativeminorityreport)
~ STATE-REDEFINED MARRIAGE FOR EVERYONE! Tory backs equal rights for cohabiting couples …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ PRE-CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS: The Four Last Things: Heaven …. (markshea.blog)
~ CANADA: The Killer H1N1 Vaccine – Michel Chossudovsky …. (canadafreepress)
~ MOHLER— The Blur of Gender — Is The New York Times Trying to Tell Us Something? …. (albertmohler.com)
~ FREE SPEECH SILENCED at Columbia and Princeton …. (americanthinker)
“An hilariously bizarre situation is happening in the wake of the growing Climategate scandal. Many of the mainstream media stories about global warming are simply pretending it doesn’t exist. Perhaps they feel that by ignoring Climategate entirely that it will just go away. Unfortunately for them, the readers of these global warming stories keep bringing up the inconvenient truth of Climategate by mentioning the scandal in the comments section over and over and over again.”
~ THE BIG PICTURE: If you’re still playing catch-up in the smoldering wreckage from the Holy Hand Grenade of hacking detonated in the Hadley CRU, a great place to start is Charlie Martin’s succint and link-rich Global WarmingGate: What Does It Mean? Martin lays it out and sums it up; and “Hadley CRU Code Analysis Begins: “This isn’t just a smoking gun, it’s a siege cannon with the barrel still hot.” …. (americandigest.org)
~ GLOBAL WARMING HOAX Weekly Round-Up, Nov.25 2009 …. (dailybayonet)
~ MEDIA TO THE LAME RESCUE! “Sure, maybe the scientific data behind the climate-change theory is all phony. But that doesn’t mean we should question the theory, the New York Times assures us” …. (catholicculture.org)
~ MALKIN— CBS: East Anglia CRU covered up bad data, computer modeling …. (hotair)
~ WELL, HERE’S A SURPRISE — “Climate cash for poor countries ‘has not materialized'” …. (americandigest)
~ DAILY BAYONET— CRU Hack/ Leak Round-Up #3 …. (dailybayonet)
~ WINTRY KNIGHT: Leaked CRU e-mails reveal pattern of deception and suppression of criticism …. (winteryknight)
~ THE MOONBAT Monbiot: Phil Jones should resign– Even climate hysterics like the far left columnist are unsettled by Climategate …. (americanthinker)
~ COVER-UP? BBC reporter had Climategate e-mails a month ago, and didn’t publish; Climate change scandal deepens as BBC expert claims he was sent ‘cover-up’ emails a month before they went public. …. (dailymail)
~ SDA: THE SOUND Of All Hell Breaking Loose: Every Breath You Take …. (SDA)
~ TORONTO SUN: ClimateGate: Follow The Money …. (instapundit)
~ PRINCE Ignatieff tweets confirmation of the Libs’ belief in junk science of climate change …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ DAVID WARREN— “A computer hacker in England has done the world a service by making available a huge quantity of evidence for the way in which “human-induced global warming” claims have been advanced over the years” …. (davidwarrenonline)
~ MORE AMERICAN DIGEST— Climate Crack: Don’t Put This In Your Pipe and Smoke It …. (americandigest)
~ CLIMATE SCIENCE CORRUPTION appears to be contagious! Read: Uh, oh – raw data in New Zealand tells a different story than the “official” one …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ GOOGLE COVER-UP— Climate Emails: Don’t Bother Googling It …. (sda)
~ COME THE LAWYERS— “Climate Gate” Development: CEI Files Notice of Intent to Sue NASA …. (spectator)
~ MEGAN MCARDLE: The Real Problem With the Climate Science Emails …. (instapundit)
~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— Green totalitarianism …. (spectator)
~ VIDEO: Glenn Beck Skewers Scientists Involved In ClimateGate (Newsbusters) …. (newsbusters.org)
~ THE RNC REMAINS Silent on Global Warming Hoax Emails …. (americanthinker)
~ XANTHIPPA— The ‘Tree Ring Circus’: what does ‘divergence of the proxy’ mean?; Feynman says: good science demands scrutiny!; ACC scientists’ fraud fallout: the lawsuits are starting!; IPCC scientists, hacked emails and largescale fraud …. (xanthippa)
~ COUNTER-SPIN: Hacked climate scientists’ emails in context. It’s all about.. er, um– The Scientific Method, you puny mortals! …. (boingboing)
~ IOWAHAWK GEOGRAPHIC: The Secret Life of Climate Researchers …. (iowahawk)
~ AMERICAN DIGEST— I’m moving this to the top of the list for official anthems of “The Conservative Revolutionary Front.” …. (amdig)
~ THE REMARKABLE Obama Makes History Again: Thanksgiving Proclamation First Ever to Omit Direct Mention of God …. (lifesitenews)
~ ANOTHER Communist Adversary, Another Obama bow …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ WOULD-BE GOEBBELS Cass Sunstein: regulate rumors. Cites ‘right-wing websites’, Hannity for ‘alleging’ links between Obama and Ayers …. (realbarackobama)
~ HOWARD DEAN ADMITS That ObamaCare Is ‘A Trillion Dollar Bail Out’…’Republicans Are Right About Rhetoric Of Bill’…’This Is A Bail Out That Makes AIG Look Cheap’…’I’d Vote To Kill Bill’ …. (weaselzippers)
~ JUSTICE DELAYED? — St. Louis County has finally gotten around to filing charges relating to last August’s town hall assault of an African-American man …. (themcj.com)
~ ANTI-BABY VIOLENCE: Interview with Young Pro-Life Counselor Threatened with Knife to Throat …. (lifesitenews)
~ CHINA AGREES TO “tough” resolution on Iran after U.S. warns of Israeli attack. Obama plans new media appearances, celebrity status …. (washingtonpost)
~ OBAMA.. NOT A BOOB-MAN— Progressives for Breast Cancer: A Preview of the Medical Gulag… And It gets worse than that …. (ugly news)
~ DR EVIL, REDUX— If there is one person out there that is responsible for this financial disaster, it has to be George Soros – A man-made financial disaster. Via; and “Obama officials gave Bilderberg briefings” …. (enterstageright, freerepublic)
~ WARNS ‘STACHE-MEISTER John Bolton: I don’t want my family in New York during the KSM trial; cranky Dem senator: Americans who don’t want KSM tried in civilian court can “go somewhere else” …. (hotair.com)
~ DOWN DOWN DOWN— Obama’s approval rating slides to 39% among racist whites …. (mitchieville.com)
~ DAVID HOROWITZ— Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model …. (frontpagemag)
~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON— Riding the Back of the Tiger… is what America has done since 1941. Obama wants to get off …. (victordavishanson)
~ READY FOR REFORM? A few days ago, Chris mentioned the possibility that the Democrats would lose Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. I’m certainly a long term, and somewhat nauseated, observer of Illinois politics …. (captainyips)
~ KILL KILL KILLY KILL! Senate Version of Obamacare May Require Public Option to Cover Assisted Suicide …. (firstthings)
~ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION appoints Muslims to key Homeland Security posts — but… they’re “moderates,” aren’t they? …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ A SCARY NEW REPORT from the Anti-Defamation League makes virtually every critic of the Obama administration into a conspiracy-mongering threat to democracy — a tactic that is itself very undemocratic …. (commentarymagazine)
~ THE ONGOING WILDING OF SARAH PALIN, by Robin of Berkeley: “Why liberalism is not healthy for women and other living things”; and “Slate magazine is just one of the countless media outlets convulsing with St. Vitus’ Dance over that demonic succubus Sarah Palin” …. (americanthinker, markshea.blog)
~ MEET THE Progressive Change Campaign Committee…. (therealbarackobama)
~ VANDERLEUN— “Many in the no-longer-so-loyal opposition to the Obama juggernaut of taking the wrecking ball to the Republic fret about how to slow or stop it. Here’s the news: You can’t” …. (americandigest.org)
~ CRACKS OF TRANSPARENCY— Daylight Appears as Congress Puts Spotlight on the Fed …. (canadafreepress)
~ HEALTH CARE Legislation Creates Over 100 New Bureaucracies …. (spectator.org)
~ PEOPLE’S CUBE— Progressive Thanksgiving Prayer: Blessing of the Taxes. This year’s secular Thanksgiving prayer was written by the People’s Economist Professor Kurgman, PhD,PhD,PhD; and Thanksgiving Holiday Tip # 239-T-1127-A …. (thepeoplescube.com)
~ ONION— U.S. Government Stages Fake Coup To Wipe Out National Debt …. (shotgun)
“This is what is under assault right now: The clarity of the messages. Justice delayed equals justice denied. There has to be more time, more thinking, more complexity, more obfuscation, more apologia, more…whatever. More ingredients in the stew. More of anything but action.”
~ REMEMBERING The Jihad against pagan Berbers – North Africans (650 to 700) …. (historyofjihad.org)
~ THE PLIGHT of Egypt’s Copts. The ancient Egyptians, who became Christian very early …. (sergesblog.blog)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— Sick thinking: An Iranian-Canadian filmmaker and Newsweek reporter, writing in the Globe and Mail, explains “Why we have to talk with Tehran”; Reuters does P.R. for Islam; Wish I’d thought of that: “Climaquiddick”; Pathological self-abnegation: It isn’t enough to deny the Holocaust; Somalis? There were here just a minute ago; Mumbai massacre, one year on; Giving thanks: Robert Spencer offers this holiday message; Lord love him: Viscount Christopher Monckton lays into the eco-scammers …. (scaramouche)
~ DEATH-CULT NEWS— Russian Priest Who Brought Muslims to Christ is Slain …. (merecomments)
~ FRESH Melanie Phillips– Miles of prejudice …. (spectator)
~ BE AFRAID— AP: Muslim countries seek blasphemy ban …. (IFP)
~ MORE PAVILIONS At Folkfest! “The fast-moving international case against a Pakistani-Canadian businessman charged with plotting a terror attack in Denmark and suspected of others in India moved into Pakistan on Monday night with news of the capture of another suspect” …. (SDA)
~ BANGLADESH: Cartoonist jailed for hurting muslim religious feelings …. (IFP)
~ HERE’S the Weekly Wilders Round-Up …. (walker)
~ NORWAY SAYS Iran confiscated Nobel Peace Prize from Iranian activist …. (IFP)
~ IRAN SHUTS DOWN NEWSPAPER over Ba’hai picture …. (IFP)
~ FRIENDLY Egypt: “Muslim Mob” of 3,000 Attack Christian Businesses, Individuals — Rioting Spreads in Upper Egypt …. (vladtepesblog)
~ FORT HOOD and the Myths of Secularism …. (christianity.ca)
~ A FREE SPEECH PANEL at Restoration: McCarthy, Emerson, Spencer– “Now, our enemies…will get a year or more to sift through our national defense secrets.”; and Attorney for 9/11 defendants: Yes, they want a platform for propaganda …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ HATE LITERATURE— Radical Muslim books widely available, enjoy influence and popularity in Canada …. (vladtepesblog)
~ TURKEY FRETS About Geert Wilders’ Planned Visit …. (spiegel.de)
~ EVIL ZIONIST JEWISH JEW Holocaust survivor’s lecture canceled …. (vladtepesblog)
~ CULTURAL GENOCIDE Against Christians, by Baron Bodissey: ““One should be aware of the historical fact that Christians were the clear majority in many regions of the Middle East prior to Mohammed. And these majorities are now all but extinct.” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ A SURVIVOR’S Battle Against Female Genital Mutilation – by Jamie Glazov …. (frontpagemag)
~ RAYMOND IBRAHIM on the Fort Hood jihadist: “While the media wonders…why he did it…the fact is his behavior comports well with certain Islamic doctrines” …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ VIRULENT ANTISEMITISM widespread among immigrant Misunderstanders of Islam in Denmark …. (jihadwatch)
~ ARCHBISHOP: Iraqi Christians suffer “‘religious persecution’ caused by a social system that is inspired by a view of the Quran” …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ NAVY SEALS Court-Martialed for Giving a Fat Lip to a Murderous Terrorist …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ CANUCKISTAN: Muslim husband threatens to kill his hair stylist wife for “dishonoring” his family by touching other men’s hair …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ ATTENTION-SEEKING BEHAVIOUR— Cause Célèbre Islam: Racism, Revolution, Black Nationalism …. (counterterrorismblog)
~ DELIGHTFUL CHICAGO JIHADIS who Plotted to bomb Danish Cartoon Publisher at Halal Slaughterhouse Tied to Mumbai …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ BRINGING THE HATE— Iain Levine and HRW, In Deep and Still Digging …. (breathofthebeast.blog)
~ MALIGNANT Turks refuse to play Israeli national anthem for Israeli chess tournament winner, who stands defiant …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ USEFUL INFIDELS— Most people who followed George W. Bush’s seven-year “war on terror” will remember Karen Armstrong, the special assistant to the president who was notable (or notorious) for visiting Saudi Arabia and other Muslim strongholds with a syrupy message of ecumenical peace ’n’ love …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ BRAINWASH Da’wah in the Public Schools: Recruiting Your Kids for Islam …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ IT’S JUST IN TIME for Christmas! “In the event you missed it: just in time for this year’s Judeo-Christian holiday season and Mattel’s 50th anniversary is Barbie dressed in traditional Islamic garb” …. (canadafreepress)
~ PUNDITA: How the U.S. government built a perpetual-motion war machine in Afghanistan and sacrificed American values in the process …. (realbarackobama)
~ THE INCOMPATIBILITY of Political Islam With Our Society, by Baron Bodissey …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ EVERY ELEMENT in the media’s template for multiple shootings by sick and stressed killers is wrong. Have they forgotten about Evil? …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ VIA KATE @ SDA— Heros and Civilization …. (breathofthebeast.blog)
~ WILL MUSLIMS Serve on the 911 Muslim Terrorist Jury? Will any of them be Islamists/ supremacist sympathizers? …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ GATES OF VIENNA— Don’t Frighten the Dhimmis …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ INTERESTING question: Where do you draw the line? “The truth is we’re not prepared to draw a line even after he’s gone ahead and committed mass murder.” …. (americandigest.org)
~ GATES OF VIENNA— The Librarian and the Lawyer …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ LEFTY DHIMMI ENABLER— “There is something wrong with Lynne’s brain. Obviously, she loves being a darling of the loony Left — a Left so loony it now makes common cause with theocratic, homo-phobic, misogynistic psycho-killers, since, after all, they too hate America” …. (drsanity.blog)
~ WHICH MUSLIMS Share Nidal Hasan’s Vision of Islam? …. (andrewbostom.org)
~ NONE SO BLIND— “Intelligence agencies intercepted communications last year and this year between the military psychiatrist accused of shooting to death 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., and a radical cleric in Yemen known for his incendiary anti-American teachings”; that same Imam also inspired Canadian Jihadis– I sent a complaint to Facebook about his site, but they never responded …. (godscopybook)
~ TWO MEN OF Pakistani Background Arrested in Possible Honor Killing …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ JEWISH PEOPLE Apparently.. A Jewish Conspiracy! …. (firstthings)
~ IOWAHAWK— Headline Roundup …. (iowahawk)
~ ONION— Middle East small talks focus on getting Israel and Palestine to talk about the weather; and “Nation’s music snobs protest predictable use of Metallica and Pantera to torture prisoners.” …. (theonion.com)
~ MATTEL Sponsors Genitally Mutilated Burqa Barbie Doll …. (thepeoplescube)