Steynian 435

January 26, AD2010

Blogger Recoverating

~ ANDREW LAWTON: News via Mark Steyn.. Andrew “is now out of his coma and out of the Victoria Hospital, and, as he says, there was no brain damage, so he’s still a conservative. Thank you for all your good wishes. He emerged from the coma to a room full of cards from around the world.” …. (fivefeetoffury)


Bringing Bad Things To Life

~ ITEM: Obama names GE CEO as head of new economic board

~ ITEM: CRONY CAPITALISM– ‘Is GE betraying its customers and its country?’… How GE Is Arming China to Compete With Boeing — and America

~ ITEM: I SAY SCREW (or, perhaps, UNscrew) GE and their twisty-bulbs of doom.. and their curly-bulb minions trying to ban incandescent!

Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex

~ ITEM: Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

~ WELL, GENERAL IKE DID try to warn us.. about the military indistrial complex. It’s hard, though, because so many ‘brand-names’ are associated with our daily life.. who can hate the people who make blenders? Eco-loving light-bulbs?

General Electric is, after all, teh inheritor of Thomas Edison’s utopian/ industrial project. Thing is, the consumer-friendly vision of the GE company is so 60 years ago. Now, GE is more actively immoral than Google or MicroSoft when it comes to undercutting America, aiding & abetting evil.

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Robert Darwin Crouse, 1931-2011

R.I.P. A Great & Faithful Canadian

~ ITEM: Memorial Service for Dr. Robert Crouse‘; and another obit

~ ITEM: The Recollected Pastor: Dr. Robert Crouse

~ I REJOICE that I knew him; I rejoice more that through him I better know the God he loved and served and proclaimed.

The Rev’d Canon Professor Dr. Robert D. Crouse died the other day, at the age of 80. He was a country church organist, gardener, priest & preacher, beloved prof and counsellor, a serious academic, world-class Dante & Augustine expert, a friend of popes and archbishops.. and of countless students and colleagues, and all the folk in his own Lunenburg County domain. As one former student wrote me, “His sermons had such a formative influence on my spirituality as a King’s student. The Chapel was always full Thursday nights!”

Dr. Crouse was a quiet, witty, cultured, humble and observant man, with a kind & generous heart. In his own mind and heart, he wrestled with the Great Tradition, Christianity, philosophy, and the issues of the day without surrender to the Zeitgeist, living in a past past, or becoming obscure. It felt like that in his quietness, you could hear the laughter of God.

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Steynian 434

January 13th, AD2011

BINKS COMMANDS IT – Please DONATE to the 2011 Kaffir Kanuck Coffee Club “Buy a Soldier a Coffee” Campaign! Let’s beat the $760.00 raised last time, and show our forces a little love …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)

A Message From A Canucki Blogger

~ SAITH a recuperating Andrew Lawton: “Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers. It’s been humbling to see all of your cards and messages and I look forward to getting out of here and seeing you all again!” …. (strictlyright)


Via E-Mail From A Trusted Correspondent

Maybe you heard about the Assises Contre l’islamisation that were held in Paris on December 18, 2010. One of the guest speakers was Tom Trento, director of the Florida Security Council. You can listen to his speech here.

Tom is one of the authors of the Team B 11 Report on Sharia, the threat to America.

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News Soon.. 24 to 48 Hours…

.. and thanks to the anonymous Binkite loot-sender out there who just beswagged Teh Binks with three fine new Ken Follett Books: Pillars Of The Earth (a real classic, now a TV-series), the sequel, World Without End, and Fall of Giants. You too can experience the joy, the satisfaction, the body-wrenching waves of ecstasy that no doubt accompany rendering tribute unto Teh WebElf, by giving and giving often via the Binky’s Amazon WishList, which has items from mere bucks, to more generous gifties.

Thanks, book-sender, for starting my 2011 off right!

Binks

New Year

Your humble Elf has been underweathered.. but blogging is now re-underwayed, and you will be impacted by a new posting in the next few days.

O IMMORTAL Lord God, who inhabitest eternity, and hast brought thy servants to the beginning of another year: Pardon, we humbly beseech thee, our transgressions in the past, bless to us this New Year, and graciously abide with us all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Happy New Year 2011 To All!

Binks

 

“Seven seasonally-appropriate waterfowl partially immersed in liquified dihydrogen monoxide. Plus a duck.”