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Caledonia: No More Nightmares

March 22, 2011
Library and Archives Canada
7:00 PM (bonus video 6:30pm)

Admission: $20 (includes HST), $10.00 for students/ seniors
Compact Music, 785 1/2 Bank Street
Compact Music, 190 Bank Street
Ottawa Festivals, 47 William Street
Tickets will also be available at the door.

Tickets are also available on line. ~


NewsFlash: Shite Happens

~ ITEM: Where is God in the wake of all the world’s misery

~ ITEM: A Tsunami Cannot Be Drawn in Pastels: On Dignity and Suffering

Tsunami Japan.. note the tsunami-deflection walls

~ ITEM: The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was built to stand

~ YOU’RE A PARENT, and you try and help your spawn grow up and keep ’em safe, and then– wham! — stitches or plaster or heartbreak ensues, and we must seek to make it better, and teach them to bear with suffering, consequences, and responsibility.

As the world mourns with Japan, the inevitable “Where Was God?” or “How Can A Good God Allow This?” arises– not really as if answering theological questions is to the point in the heart of an emergency or humanitarian crisis. First, help & pray; second, long-term planning to prevent the same if possible; third, pondering What It All Means.

What It All Means 1.0

For a thing to be itself, it must do its own thing: and yet, it stands in relationship to God, who makes it. Well, who makes it, and makes it make itself at the same time. His creating is constant, not a past thing: God doesn’t wind it up, then ignore it all.

So for sub-atomics up to galaxies, from algae to the human mind: God makes us, and his creating will makes us make ourselves. If one human were to have that sort of relationship over another human, it would be a kind of puppetry.. but God is not another creature like us, but utterly other, beyond all categories.

That’s the distinctiveness of the creation told in the Book of Genesis: God makes all things, but (in contrast to all other religions) they are not to be worshipped.. the sun & moon are lamps, not deities in a pantheon.

What It All Means 2.0

St. Paul talked about this fundamental spiritual and material fact in his letter to the Church in Philippi (Eastern Macedonia):

“… continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” [Philippians 2.12b-13]

That is, it’s not an either/ or thing: God makes us make ourselves.. and through His incarnate Son, God makes us remake ourselves. 100% God, 100% us. Creation is the same: he makes each thing, and each complex or system of things do it’s own thing. Stars ignite, and burn out or explode. Planets form.. mostly uninhabitable, but in our case, with the right combination of livable elements so that here we are.

On this world– tectonically active unlike Mars or the Moon– earthquakes and volcanoes happen; the ocean can be placid or rip-roaring crazy. We decide– mostly on the basis of custom, proximity to others and food-water reasons to live in certain places. SOme palces are safer than others– Nova Scotia has few earthquakes and no volcanoes, but we can get hit by hurricanes, Nor’ Easters, snow galore, and should the Azores ever fall apart into the sea, we’ll get tsunamied. It’s a balance of probabilities, I suppose.

Would I live in tornado-alley? Nope. Hurricane alley (Florida-Maryland)? Nuh-uh. Earthquakeland? No thanks. But people do.. knowing than most of the time, it’s gonna mean nothing bad happens, but it might.

Japan is a ridge of land on the edge of the Asian & Pacific plates. It is and has always been a land of volcanic, seismic, tsunamic, and other dramatic activity. Back in the day, the old Japanese homes were made to flex, and to come apart if need be so they could be rebuilt. The world tsunami (harbour-wave) was invented by them.

What It All Means 3.0

So there’s a basic layout for why bad stuff happens– if God intervened all the time, the creation would be a puppetshow, not a real thing with real creatures and systems and events banging away and yet as part of God’s power & purpose. If he prevented sin by taking away our free will, it would be to destroy our human nature– and “our” goodness would not be the result of obedience, love, repentence, but enforcement.

Knowing The Reasons™ doesn’t take away the fundamental reality that the actual creation is dangerous, shot through with glory and darkness, life and death, and that it exists on its own terms, not for our safety and convenience. We must also remember that the Resurrection & heaven are part of God’s answer to sin & death & hell.

Aside From All That

The fundamental difference right now in response to Japan’s triple-disaster is like that with Pakistan & the Indian Ocean Tsunami: Christians (even residually cultural post-Christians) have absorbed the lessons of Christ’s life of self-sacrifice; his teaching about the Good Samaritan; and the warning that as we have done (or failed to do) to those in need– deserving or not– we’ve done it unto him, God incarnate.

So countless ordinary folks around the world are raising cash to help via the Red Cross and other groups.. thus Teh Binks-Wife & her friend raised money at their work this week, and will be selling stuff at a local weekend flea-market to raise more funds. It’s just what you do.

Rich official Islamonations, after Pakistan & the other Tsunami? “Allah is punishing them.. glad it’s not us.”

Help them all, and do not refrain from doing good when it lies in your power.. it’s Humanity 101. Heck, your soul may even depend on it. ~

 


Taken For Granite

~ ITEM: Lorne Gunter: After Libya, Western credibility is shot

~ COMFY, ARE WE? The soft, safe and comfy West watches Egypt & Libya crumble, and the EUtopians cannot even pretend to care, nor The Empty Suit in DC rouse himself to bring about the best as it lays in the power of America so to do.

We have since the last world war lived in the safest, richest, most comfortable, technologically powerful society ever– a veritable heaven on earth. We’ve told ourselves and heaven this is what we want: an all-encompassing cradle-to-grave mummy-state, to feed & protect, to provide & pamper.

Looking at Libya, many North Americans– largely free from local conflict for 200 years– are distanced from the ugliness of reality, bloodshed, refugees, the thousand and one horrors that attend war, civil or otherwise. Or consider life in Haiti, Cuba, or Venezuela. Taking our kind of peace, comfort, prosperity, pleasures for granted, as if our elite and rare sort of life is normal?

A kind of decadent madness. ~


They Done Gone And Evilled Themselfs

~ ONE OF THE SAD THINGS for true liberals (the old kind, not the radical usurper kind) is that evil is always busy, human nature is often bending more things, and change is for good and bad.

I remember it was mid-May 1997– the twins were still in incubators in the IWK-Grace Halifax NICU, and that hospital was undergoing its final mutation from Salvation Army/ Christian hospital to another secular corporation: no more Grace Maternity, where abortion had not been permitted. They were literally scraping the Sally Ann decals off the door as we were there day in and day out. Then, on the radio on one fine May day as we drove to visit the boys, we heard the final confirmation of the “bold, new direction”.

As of that month, the new IWK UnGrace would start performing abortions.

What?

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT?!?

That is: some of the same staff and doctors who were literally fighting to save sick or premie babies & mums, might have colleagues in the very next room on the same day killing perfectly healthy ‘unwanted’ preborns. And this despite a Halifax Morgentaler Clinic, plus the abortions done at the main QE2 hospital, just 6 blocks away. All shall be slimed with death, and none shall be clean: when we banish God, then Molech, the old Phoenecian deity hungry for human sacrifice must be served and appeased.

Morally and spiritually, a place fulled with murder is haunted, and evil. That bright and wonderful hospital looked suddenly sinister and darker to me that day, despite all they had done, were doing, and would do for several more weeks for our tiny babes.

Evil is ever busy. And now comes the news from that same IWK-UnGrace is fighting to kill a comatose baby against the wishes of the parents.

They ya gots the rabid Muzzies, inside and out the West.

Then ya got the intellectual enemies, tenured and respected and book-learnt into hating truth, goodness, God & The Bible, beauty, freedom, and the West.

Then ya gots the small and great, who prevent, engineer, and extinguish human life.. especially the weakest.

Who do we think we are? How shall we escape such a hell as we are fashioning for ourselves? Why should the West endure, if this is what we permit, ignore, allow, excuse, call light dark and dark light, bitter sweet and sweet bitter.

The West is beset by political, religious, and intellectual civil war, as well as the challenges from militant forms of Islam. Any kind of renewal must transform our own guilt & pride & spiritual impoverishment. ~


Harry Potter And The Oval Office

~ ITEM: In a New World Order– As the world fragments, America seems not to know what its role should be. By Victor Davis Hanson

~ ODD TO SAY, for a sometime fantasy-nerd, but I’ve never read Harry Potter.. seen a movie or two (feh). A friend explained to me the attraction: it’s partly a tale of the abandonment of children in the modern age.

Therefore, unlike The Lord Of The Rings or other 20th century fantasy stories, the orphaned Harry himself must battle Voldemort alone, not as part of a family, team, or Fellowship. So– argued my friend– modern kids find themselves spiritually, morally, and otherwise cut off from family, institutions, and even any sense of the providential care of God working in & through them, or life itself. This is a profound and basic alienation whick distorts and touches the entirety of life.

Harry Hussein Obama

The current POTUS is a Harry Potter, in a certain sense. Except, unlike Harry, there’s no ‘There’ there which can stand against the evil outside and inside himself. He’s an empty suit, creating a vacuum and wasteland with whatever he touches.

We are all Harrys in the current chaos taking over the Arab world– cut adrift, with no responsible leadership seeking to guide, deflect, or protect Western interests versus (1) the inherent chaos of such situations, (2) the tentacles of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the region, (3) deliberate interference by Georege Soros or other non-state actors which may well tilt the balance in delicate situations towards radicalism.

Who Ya Gonna Call?

The U.N. is corrupt; the neo-dictatorship of Europe self-absorbed and cowardly and broke; and now the only good superpower is holding back– or worse– pouring gas on fires around the world. Movies always depict diplomats and spies and generals working together with the Oval Office to do the right thing world-wide, however imperfectly… one gets the feeling that Obama is more worried about bullying Wisconsin, going skiing, winning 2012, and bnkrupting America than actually taking up the countless passing moments where taking a stand or intervening or stabilizing or doing diplomacy might well transform a situation for the better.

We are like children, and the parents are goofing off– all these situations and chaotic moments are mounting up into unknown and unpredictable patterns, without even an attempt by the current American mis-administration to do the right thing.. and Europe merely looking on.. after having grown rich selling the very weapons to Ghadaffi being used to butcher his own people.

After all, if like Obama your main international lense is “anti-colonialism”, that may actually blind & cripple you when it comes to seeing former colonies struggling– 50 years after their decolonialization– as so many are now, towards.. well, who knows what. There are none so blind as those who will not see, or be bothered by reality. ~


Politics As Thuggery

“.. Freedom and individual liberty are the issues at stake. Can this nation–or any nation–long endure the combination of religious and/or secular thuggery and desire for power over others that masquerades sometimes as the outraged and aggressive victimhood mentality of the entitlement crowds?”

~ Jim Hoft ~

~ ITEM: Unions and ‘Public-Sector Thugs’

~ ITEM: From the Book of Saul: Group Targets Speaker Boehner’s House

~ ITEM: The Era of New Civility Remains Over

~ ITEM: Must Read: John Drew’s Meeting Young Marxist Obama

~ ONE OF THE SCARY bits of the 20th century– and of America in the 60’s– was that we saw how thin the skin of civility really is over deeper nastiness in the human spirit. After all, between the Black Supremacist Groups, the home-grown terrorists (like Obama-buddy Ayer), and the other violence-loving folks out there seeking some sort of magic revolution where They get what’s coming to them, an orderly, free, peaceful civilization is rather the exception than the norm, outside North America.

History resembles itself. In late Republican Rome, the battle between the established privilieges of the noblity versus the aspirations of everybody else found voice in various figures, each of whom changed Rome forever, bit by bit, but eventually at the cost of the republic itself. The Gracchi sought reform, and were betrayed by the senatorial class; Gaius Marius rueled at first with expediency, and then in his later madness, began the infamous proscriptions which his former lieutenant Sulla later continued. After Sulla come the various balancing acts of Pompey, Caesar, Lepidus and others, along with Empire-wide civil war. After the murder of the dictator Caesar, another civil war, ending with the first Emperor, the brutal Octavian, later Caesar Augustus.. and all the Emperors to follow.

In each case, the paving-over of old Roman freedoms, consitutional law, custom, and established precedent was done ‘with good reason’, but with a cumulative effect of replacing the rule of law with mob-rule, demagoguery, or various quasi-regal strong-men. Rome was never a democracy, excatly, but the forms of representative government it did have were worth preserving.

Neo-Romanism

The Caesar Obama moment is a manifestation of the communist/ socialist restlessness to repave and remake America without all those pesky voters or laws or old rules and stuff made by those 18th century racist ‘founders’. Redistribute; remake; hopenchange; revolution; and woe betide the roadblocks, sticks in the mud, or opponents of the empty suit in the White House, or his ACORN-SEIU-progressive minions, and his circle of czars.. all juiced up on Alinskyite radicalism.

It’s hard to believe that he has been able to do so much damage to America in such a short time, but wreckers have that power.. and the precedents they are establishign will be blighting America for years to come. If The One recaptures America in 2012 and finally puts the last nail in the economic coffin he has built for her economic future, I sadly predict a century of decline, crisis, violence, and general darkness will descend on America, as the world rages and burns and battles around her.

Will the political turn personal? Why not? Progressives grown aggressive believe it’s needful to break a few eggs to make the utopian omlette. We won’t have proscription lists (or I hope not), but threats, bullying, lost jobs & reputations– whatever gets the neo-barbarian practical men their way.

“Newsbusters spots Richard Dreyfuss comparing the president of Citizens United to Pol Pot“.. a.k.a., when sputtering progtards insist on comparing their enemies to the worst possible things they can imagine, it makes reason and real debate less possible. When Obama simply lies baldfacedly about civilian expose-artist Lila Rose making clear the bloodthirsty & illegal activities of Planned Parenthood, he shames himself, and degrades the office of President by using it to launch attacks on private citizens.

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind; or sow the exciting revolution, reap the blood and decivilization. Sow dragon-teeth, get giant nasty fire-breathing beasties laying waste to everything & everyone. ~


Unions: Get While The Getting’s Good

~ ITEM: La vérité

~ ITEM: Could it be that Charlie Sheen and unions have more in common than we think? Will union thugs succeed in intimidating taxpayers?

~ ITEM: Public unions have to go; Democrat Calls for Blood in the Streets

~ ITEM: Nice article about Wisconsin union stickup

UNION SUPERPOWER! Featuring “Wisconsin Vern”

~ NEVER MIND Wisconsin & their “Green Bay Slackers” teachers– too much of unionism today is all about getting while the getting’s good; vacuuming up taxpayer dollars; giving union bosses something to do, and people to boss about; subverting democracy; protecting incompetence.

In our local elementary school, two teachers were known to be fails– one was a screamer, the other a mocker and crusher of souls. Any number of parents with inwardly scarred little kids protested to the Principal (another incompetent), and the School Board. The well-funded Provincial Teacher’s Union protected them, blamed the kids, and things went on their merry way.

The one teacher finally had a burn-out, the other came to school utterly drunk, and started swearing at the children. The burn-out case went on stress-leave, and the cusser got a cushy early retirement. Here’s the point: these people were not performing their duty, and were not being helped or held to account by their school, Principal, School-Board, or (especially) their Union.

Their victims (the actual school-kids) have only their parents to advocate for them against the very system mandated by law & taxes to educate & occupy them for 12 years of their young lives. Sad.

And don’t get me started about the actual curriculum!…. ~


They Warned Us, Oh Yes They Did

~ LIKE IT OR NOT, look to Europe if you would know what happens when Mohammedans get past the 5% mark, or otherwise get their uppity on. Riots, car-burnings, no-go zones, self-silencing elites, the barefaced taking over of schools, councils, and whole areas; vacuuming up benefits & money from the government to oppress the nation that welcomed Muslim immigrants with open arms. Remember: a mosque is part worship-center, part sword & property marker & imperial outpost of the Dar Al Islam (land of Islam), part noisy reminder to the infidel that Islam Uber Alles.

The “moderates” of the Muslim community are not pushy, and when radical Jihad comes to shove, will generally go with the flow. That’s why the quiet mind-your-business sorts of immigrants or first-generation Muslims aren’t rushing to condemn nasty mosques & imams, polygamy, creeping sharia, terror-plots, or the polite & political but more deeply dangerous Elmasryism which presumes to speak in their name.

EU Jelly Wobbles

Some EU leaders are now making some of the right noises about multiculturalism, but “muscular liberalism” actually needs some faith & principle in it to stand up against Jihad, let alone push back– while resisting the secular totalist utopianism that is Islam’s malignant twin. What will Cameron, Merkel & the rest actually do, rather than say?

Fab Boys, Fab Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Until the West remembers herself, teaches her children well, insists on right & wrong– all grounded in Greco-Roman law and philosophy & Judaeo-Christian faith– then we will be only chasing the wind, and building upon the sand.

The current Pope and other thinkers and commentators predicted exactly what is happening now: the multi culti principle of protecting gays running head on into the multi culti principle of protecting immigrants and honouring any religion except Christianity. Radical Islam allows the persecuting of gays– that is, full time homosexuals– while winking in practice at recreational male sodomy and suchlike. So we now have Muzzie militants in the UK attacking gays.. whatever is an “Endless Shades Of Grey” egalitarian multicultist to do (aside from making sure that Christians who peacefully and quietly believe in man-woman marriage are persecuted, prosecuted, sidelined, fired, and mocked)?

The circus of simultaneous impossibilities that is secular multicultism continues to unravel and implode. How, exactly, such matters end up will be interesting to see, in a Titanic vs. Iceberg kinda way. ~


Days Of Miracles & Wonders

~ ITEM: Pergamon Online

~ WHEN READING The Bible or Ancient History, I really want to see it visualized: just what Herod’s Jerusalem Temple looked like; or Rome in her prime, or the cities of Tarsus, Antioch on the Orontes, Pergamon, Sardis, Corinth, later Byzantium.. and all the rest.

With modern computing power, all that is now ever more possible– though unfortunately, most movie-makers haven’t used such to truly show history in detail in their blockbusters. Imagine the next movie based in Rome starts with a bird sitting up high somewhere.. then followed closely by the camera-eye-view as it swoops and darts through the arches of a aqueduct, through the portico of a temple, along a busy street, over the Forum, up the hillside to the high Temple of Jupiter overlooking the city, sweeping around again with the whole city spread out into the distance, then settling on the highest peak of the temple. Get it?

The other day– whilst reading one of Colleen McCullough’s Masters Of Rome series, I looked up Pergamum– it’s one of the cities particularly mentioned in the Book of Revelation, with a group of struggling Christians facing persecution and the pressures of a powerful 1pagan culture. Got map.. OK.. got illustration, better.. got realistic 3D digital fly-around on YouTube?! Full-on history geek-spasm ensued.

So in addition to Rome 3D, Ephesus 3D, the work of the young Turkish genius behind Byzantium 1200, and many other computer reconstructions, there’s lots more localized archaeo-digital works of other great ancient cities of antiquity & of Biblical significance coming online. The History Channel & movie & video-game CG industries have had this accidental but educational byproduct, of helping to bring ancient cities back to life above and beyond the museum, the ruins on site, or scholarly books.

Especially in Asia Minor (modern Turkey) the Germans seem to be following digitally in the footsteps of Schleimann, the excavator of ancient Troy, explicating and uncovering the past by current methods and technology.

Way cool! ~

Binks


Random Binky Linkies

~ MORE ARMCHAIR Archaelogy using Google Earth.. like the discovery of a buried Peruvian pyramid and meteor craters in Australia and the Saharan Desert …. (gearthblog, sciencedirect)

~ FRANK Responds to Spam Comments …. (imao.us)

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I just KNEW it!

~ HUNDREDS of Tourist Photos Woven into One …. (mymodernmet.com)

~ THE VILE FRED Phelps vs Paul of Tarsus …. (imao.us)

~ IF TEH INTERNETS Disappeared: Politics in the Apocalypse …. (cracked.com)

Dance Me To The End Of Love – Madeleine Peyroux

~ 30 ERROR MESSAGES You Never Want to See …. (cracked.com)

~ WHEN IT COMES to the less reputable quarters of academia, you’re a cold-hearted, cynical bunch …. (davidthompson)

~ 13-YEAR-OLD invents bacon-scented candles …. (ace.mu.nu)


For All Your Potato-Cannon Needs

~ BOOKISH GOODNESSJesus of Nazareth: Holy Week – From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, by Pope Benedict XVI …. (ignatius)

Mommy’s Nose is Scary!



GreenEcoClimatology

~ YOUR REGULAR Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Mar.17th 2011 …. (dailybayonet)

~ RAND SIMBERG: Eerie Coincidences in Failure of NASA Climate Monitoring Satellites …. (instapundit)

~ EVER MORE CLIMATE CHANGE junk science: AGW is throwing off Earth’s rotation and core! By the power of CO2! …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)

~ ABOUT those climate investigations …. (jaycurrie)

~ THE ECO-DREAM of renewable energy is turning into a nightmare …. (dailybayonet)

~ PROOF POSITIVE! Global Warming which has so far been elusive at increasing hurricanes now causes earthquakes …. (actiondino)

~ CANADA TO BAN mercury products.. except GE’s monopoly of poisonous curly death-bulbs …. (dailybayonet)

~ THE RETREAT of reason– I’d planned a post on the fearful neo-paganism on display since the tragic events in Japan, but Simon nailed it …. (dailybayonet.com)

‘Hide the decline’ deconstructed

~ CLIMATE CHANGE deceivers exposed: “Hide the Decline” explained …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)

~ THE ENCOLDENING— February was cold. Way cold …. (dailybayonet)

~ WELL, ISN’T THAT SPECIAL— UK electricity CEO: Get used to not having any electricity, suckas! …. (instapundit)

Green “jobs” — the opposite of real jobs


Mark Steyn

Yay! Dead Jews!

~ DEAD JEWS Is No News; Why They Celebrate Murdering Children …. (nro)

~ THE AUDACITY OF GOLF— The hope of no change springs eternal; Obama putting green – plus Birther 2.0? …. (OCR, NRO)

~ TEH STEYN SMACKS DOWN Bernie ‘Nobody Knows I’m Jewish’ Farber …. (fivefeetoffury)

Bernie Farber takes on the hard right!

~ THE COMPANY HE KEEPS— Stormfront member Richard Warman joins a gallery of fellow Internet afficionados …. (steynonline)

~ SAITH MARK— Should western governments describe “honor killings” or female genital mutilation as “barbaric”? …. (nationalreview)

~ HUGH HEWITT— “I asked Mark Steyn yesterday for his assessment of Speaker John Boehner’s performance to date”; and “Steyn, Lileks and Breitbart” …. (hughhewitt.com)

~ STEYN: “In the interests of a specious social “harmony”, the state in Britain, Canada, Australia, and Europe has grown increasingly comfortable with restraining and shriveling core western values” …. (nationalreview)

~ CANADA vs FREE SPEECH: …for Coulter, Steyn, Blatchford, and even Ministers of the Crown …. (steynonline)

~ DON’T HAVE A THREE-HEADED COW— Mark and Hugh pick their final four in the Arab Strongman League …. (hh)

~ BOY GENIUS, By Mark Steyn …. (nationalreview)

~ SEX AND THE SILLY— Steyn on Culture: “Screwing whatever you want whenever you want in whatever combination you want is as natural as wearing a mammoth pelt and sitting round the cave rubbing two sticks together – and the way the economy’s going we’ll all be doing that soon enough” …. (steynonline.com)

~ STEYN WITH Deep Background …. (nationalreview)


Ezra Levant

~ EZRA-BASHER Syed Soharwardy threatened by “bag lunch” suggestion …. (shotgun)

~ SAITH TEH EZRA: ‘I’m going to miss Matthew Good’ …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SO HOW DO YOU LIKE your Green Shift now? …. (ezralevant)

~ EZRA ON The Sun News Network …. (ezralevant)

~ PUBLIC SERVICE unions versus the public …. (ezralevant)

~ EUROPE cares about CO2 in their oil, but not Libyan blood …. (ezralevant)


FreeSpeechers

The common practice today is to measure the Bible against the so-called modern world-view, whose fundamental dogma is that God cannot act in history— that everything to do with God is to be relegated to the domain of subjectivity. And so the Bible no longer speaks of God, the living God; no, now we alone speak and decide what God can do and what we will and should do. And the Antichrist with an air of scholarly excellence, tells us that any exegesis that reads the Bible from the perspective of faith in the living God, in order to listen to what God has to say, is fundamentalism; he wants to convince us that only his kind of exegesis, the supposedly purely scientific kind, in which God says nothing and has nothing to say, is able to keep abreast of the times.”

~ Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth, Volume 1 ~

~ JUST GO & READ everything by Kathy Shaidle; Limbaugh prefers Elmer Fudd over Obama — Talk Radio Watch recap March 14-18 …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— “You might want to let him drive.”; Lifted from the Archbishop’s blog!; Whether certain practices are “barbaric” or merely “unacceptable.”; Alberta bishops object to graphic images; Theodore Dalrymple— always thought-provoking; Tsk! Tsk! Damian Thompson; Schedule so far for Anglicanorum coetibus conference; Cancelled: Official statement from Minister Jason Kenney’s office; The plight of free speech on campus; Robert Sibley’s book signing; Please go see this movie! Of Gods and men. Beautiful; I know zilch about Canon Law, but this guy is interesting; The Pope speaks to priests in Rome …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ WERNER PATELS— When being offended becomes a lifestyle …. (wernerpatels.com)

~ CHANGE IN BRITISH LAW a Victory for Free Speech Worldwide! Blow to Islamic Supremacy and Sharia Law Over Kuffar …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ THINKING ON ELISABETH— The Job That Has Been Chosen For Us; Tone Down the Rhetoric! …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ BENIGN NEGLECT or Calculated Malignity? by Anthony Esolen.. Why, I wonder, do boys these days get no love? What have they done to deserve their treatment at our hands? …. (insidecatholic)

~ FEBRUARY was Hate Speech Month in Europe – by Adam Turner …. (ifps)

~ BLATTING CATFLANGE— JDL Protest At Palestine House Sunday March 20 @ 1pm; Ceremonial Murder.. Another ceremony of multiculturalism; Freedom for Lampedusa!; So how did you spend your Friday evening?; Who was Yann Martel?; Memo to Princess Douchebag Deema Turki Al- Saud: Come get me!; Holy Testosterone Batman!; Thousands in Iran march in support of Arab revolts; Mohammed Lives Part 1; Feisal Rauf Advisor Blames “Zionists” For Problems of US Muslims; Fatwa Follies! Jews and Christians Are Murdering The People of Bahrain!; Hate in, Hate out; Coren wants to press charges against student for alleged abuse …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ PLAYING CHICKEN with Free Speech …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ WAS MONOPOLY originally meant to teach people about the evils of capitalism?’ …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ OIL SANDS— Time for Toronto elite to point fingers at itself …. (wernerpatels)

~ FEBRUARY was Hate Speech Month in Europe – by Adam Turner …. (IFPS)

Pat Condell: The criminal truth

~ REMEMBERING 1939— Frenemies of Free Speech …. (weeklystandard)

~ THE ANCHORESS— Is Society Purposely Messing with Boys’ Heads?; Lenten Thought for the Day; Happy St. Patrick’s Day; Tsunami: On Dignity and Suffering; The Constant Reality of Christ; Musing on Masturbation; God and Tsunami, Priests and Subprime; My Sweet Pot-Smoking Lord; Catholic Relief Services specifically for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami; President Obama might prefer to be a King …. (theanchoress)

~ SHAIDLISM— An inconvenient loot: black libertarian ponders the Japanese; An inconvenient loot: Derb on the Japanese; Asbestos, radiation, Japan and Ann Coulter …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ GOPHER’S FiGHT for Free Speech: Fred Grandy Call-In Alert. Yes, that Fred Grandy …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ MISSING IN ACTION— “CBC ‘As It Happens’ Loses the Jihad Trail”.. whitewashes website.. your taxes at work …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)

~ TRU’-DERP’-IA— Guy who wants to be Prime Minister of Canada: ‘There’s no such thing as an honor killing’ …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ STRICTLY RIGHT— The Next Generation of News is Here; Strictly Right Radio – Episode 89 (With Wayne Rogers and Heath Evans); Get Andrew Lawton on the Sun News Network; NRO: Reassessing Warren G. Harding; Strictly Right Radio with David Limbaugh; WSJ: The World Needs a Strong GOP; A Free Iraq Prevented Nuclear Libya; This story is Canadian in so many ways …. (strictlyright)

~ A EUROPEAN’S WARNING to America– The perils of following us toward greater regulation, higher taxes and centralized power, By Daniel Hannan …. (williamgairdner)

~ FIGHTBACK AGAINST THE FAB FASCISTS— The Toronto Catholic District School Board should show leadership: reject Ontario’s Education and Exclusiveness strategy …. (catholicinsight)

~ LIONEL TRILLING and the Social Imagination– The liberal hero rejected the left-liberal idea that we could engineer the human soul …. (city-journal.org)

~ SCARAMOUCHENESS— “Scary” Nazis in Calgary; Another Myth Bites the Dust; a perfect fit for the national shrine to victimhood; Israel fighting back after Hamas launched a barrage of 54 mortars; Talk About Damning With Faint Praise; A Mite Ambitious, No?; A Boo-Hoo-er About Ex-Bev; Michael Coren connects the dots; Blame the Jews for Another Gaza Tragedy; I have a husband who likes to golf. Oh, not as much as, say, Tiger Woods and Barack Obama; Israel NOT the Alpha and Omega of the Middle East’s Problems? …. (scaramouchee.blog)

Michael Coren on queers against Israel

~ WINTRY KNIGHT— Feminists push liberal sexual agenda at United Nations; NYT investigation finds widespread corruption in state-run care system; Is it ok to judge people? Is Hell a real place?; How is Obama responding to a recession and global instability?; New CDC report finds that virginity is on the rise in America …. (winteryknight)

~ A CANADIAN MEMORIAL to victims of Communism By Carolyn Foster …. (catholicinsight)

~ LETTING MUSLIMS immigrate to Canada is like hiding Nazis in your attic during World War 2; Muslims: not the new Jews. The new Nazis …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ LAW IN AUSTRIA: Guilty for Questioning Islam …. (ifps)

~ BLAME TEH JOOOOOZ! “Tunisia. Libya. Egypt. People around the world are rising up against oppressive regimes and demanding democratic reform. Inspired by these history-turning events, the self-proclaimed “student movement” in Canada reacts by – what else? – demonizing Israel!” …. (takebackyourschool)

~ SORRY, MR. IGNATIEFF, you have just disqualified yourself from becoming Prime Minister …. (wernerpatels)

~ TEH CLOSED CON— Subliminal Obama Message FAIL!; Say What? Pushback?; Oh My! Historical Eugenics Alert; Helen Thomas + Playboy; “I Was The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz“; What Would We Do Without Research?; Well said: Obama’s Disconnect-Failed Leadership; the Koran is a veritable instruction manual for murder of Jews; I Wonder if He Will Have “Security Issues” on Campus; Children are “infected” by Judeo-Christian values! …. (CinC)

~ BARBARIAN UNIONS RUN AMUCK— Violent Communists? Surely such things cannot be! …. (CV)

~ STAND YOUR GROUND— Pro-Abort Violence – All The Way To Bombs; Pro-Aborts Assault Vigil Keeper, Try To Steal Banner; Canada’s Multicultural Trap; Baby Joseph Transferred To U.S. Hospital; Climate Science – Settled Or Suppressed?; Pro Abort “Professor”: A Baby Is Not A Person Until 18 Months; Christian Citizenship Guide: Christianity and Canadian Political Life; No Charges For Shooting At Home Invaders; Two Unborn Babies Testify In Legislature …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)

~ STINKING CHRISTERS! Devoted Foster Parents Defeated by the New Inquisition; and “Morality Is Not Hate“; As many have said, Christian is the new gay …. (orthodoxytoday, classicalvalues)

Michael Coren on Christian foster parents

~ THE ATTEMPTED silencing of CabMin Jason Kenny – ‘Security Concerns’ are the next ‘Shut up, Slave!’ euphemism …. (blog.xanthippa)

~ RIGHT GIRL— Death Panels? What death panels?; Kathy. She’s so right!; Pot? This is Kettle. You’re black!; The disingenuous Dr. Dawg; I’d like to dig up John Lennon’s body; And this is why I blog; Parenting, Muslim style; Harper Collins wants to destroy libraries; I try to defend Sarah Palin; Just ordered from Amazon; As Canadian as sh*tty healthcare and Tim Horton’s coffee; God could not be reached for comment; We call this… The Kinsella Kiss of Death; New book from AliVentures!; Why I don’t hang out with the JDL anymore; Teach meth-making and pimp-math!; I believe that children are our future …. (girlontheright)

~ EYE ON JAPAN— Greater love hath no man than this… that a man lay down his life for his friends …. (markshea.blog)

~ JAY CURRIE— Swinging over the Heavy Guns; Pin-Up Pearl Harbour!; Want to understand why I don’t buy Team “climate science” and AGW hysteria; On Decapitated Babies; Marsupials @ the CHRT in Turmoil – Good!; Understanding Barbarism; Kate Middleton should sue; Steyn on Bernie Farber; In Which Our Hero Skippy Explains Counting to Conservatives; The Morally Debauched Palis and their Western Enablers …. (jaycurrie)

~ HUZZAH! The Pope’s latest book; and.. Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week Enters Top Ten of The New York Times Best-Sellers List …. (catholicregister, insightscoop)

Canadian jihadis from Winnipeg

~ ON REFLECTION, Norway Needs St. Patrick; The Luck of the Irish Martyrs …. (merecomments)

~ I WANT TO SHOOT everyone in this room”: McGill University student threatens audience during “Indoctrinate U” screening …. (mcgilltribune.com)

~ FATHER Raymond J. de Souza: Freedom beckons for Ottawa’s trained seals …. (nationalpost)

~ VENTER SURPRISES Dawkins: There is No Tree of Life? (Bush, Maybe?) …. (merecomments)

~ VIA SHAIDLE— ‘I admire Salim Mansur, the person, immensely. But his religion I have no use for’ …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— The US has said it is ‘deeply concerned’ over Israel’s plans; An office of incomprehensible moral bankruptcy; Today the massacred Fogel family was buried in Jerusalem; And still western ‘liberals’ support these people; Academic freedom in America; A strategic and moral error of the first magnitude; the Queensland floods have exposed the lunacy of Australia’s intelligentsia; undercover reporters posed as representatives of a Muslim Brotherhood front group anxious to make a generous donation to NPR …. (melaniephillips)

Netanyahu on CNN

~ CATHOLIC BISHOP WARNS: battle for same-sex ‘marriage’ destroying U.S. democracy; Vatican warns United Nations against radical ‘agenda to re-define gender’ …. (lsn)

~ NEXT UP TO BAT— The Polygamists Make Their Move …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ THE BLOGGER’S Guide to Freelancing! …. (girlontheright)

~ A NEW ORTHODOXY is making strides in Church circles, by Michael Coren …. (catholicregister.org)

Why Catholics Are Right by Michael Coren

~ CANADA— Conscience and coercion, Interim Editorial March 2011 …. (theinterim.com)

~ TOUCHSTONE GOODNESS— The Romance of Domesticity: Marriage Thrives in Reality, Not in Our Dreams, by Nathan Schlueter …. (touchstonemag)

~ KATE @ SDA— And the verdict is..; The New Civility… from Huffpo?; Does “interculturalism” have legs? In Quebec probably; Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we shouldn’t’; The Smell Of Settled Science; The 500-channeled monster; Is Your Children Edustanged?; It Takes a Psychopath; No word yet on whether Jews and Catholics will be granted permission to pray in mosques during off-peak hours; For Muslim purists, there is no other law but sharia …. (SDA)

~ DEAR IDIOTS— Japan: a catastrophe, not a disaster movie. Forget the Hollywood-style finger-pointing about human ‘arrogance’ and ‘powerlessness’ – we can overcome and learn from the worst disasters …. (frankfuredi.com)

~ INTERWEB INVENTOR Tim Berners-Lee Joins Net Neutrality Support Group …. (crunchgear.com)

~ CANUCKI FREE SPEECH WARS— The Lynch List, 18-Mar-2011; The Lynch List, 16-Mar-2011; The Lynch List, 14-Mar-2011 …. (missnixon)

~ TWO BROTHERS— ‘Providence’ at hand during pilgrimage movie filming, says writer-director Estevez; in other news, ‘Two and a Half Men’ cancelled by CBS for remainder of season …. (catholicnews, vancouversun)

~ CHRISTIANITY Isn’t Dying, It’s Being Eradicated …. (orthodoxytoday.org)

~ SAID MUSA— I Am In Awe of Such Faith …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ THE SPIFFY NEW New York Times online paywall set to screw Canada first; All You Need To Know About The NYTimes.com Paywall; The Google Loophole Has Become The Facebook/Twitter Loophole …. (poynter.org, techcrunch)

~ OUT OF THE NIGHT, The Arab Revolt: America Disgraces Itself, But Canada Is No Better …. (transmontanus.blog)

~ DUTCH WHITE GUILT has another run-around with Geert Wilders …. (covenantzone.blog)

~ ED DRISCOLL ‘Progressive Government is Obsolete’; Well, So Much for ‘The Year of the Whistleblowers’; Spring Fascism Preview; ‘American Journalism’s Crazy Old Aunt in the Attic’; As Always, Life Imitates Gerry Anderson; A Leiter Shade of Fail; All Guilt and No Sense Make Stephen King a Dull Boy; Victor Davis Hanson on “President Hamlet”; The Art of the Title; When Will the MSM Identify an Anti-Nuclear Activist?; “I’m going to miss Matthew Good,” Ezra Levant writes; Because You Can’t Spell 2012 Without ’2′ …. (eddriscoll)

~ GEERT WILDERS— Wilders’ lawyer claims judges “not impartial”: trial adjourned; D66 flirting with PVV in Limburg; Tea parties and a Party for Freedom; Wilders: No dual citizenship …. (defendgeertwilders)

~ CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD on Sunday’s shenanigans in Caledonia …. (phantomsoapbox.blog)

~ CHRISTIANS TO BLAME! — Concerned With Muslims, Gay Activists Cancel Parade in England …. (bighollywood.breitbart)

~ ORWELL’S PICNIC— Warren is being clever again; I have cancer; Before the Battle of Thermopylae, the Spartans combed their hair; Thermopylae II- Train’s coming; Thermopylae III- Now we go down into the dark; Beat to quarters; Some Hard lessons …. (anglocath.blog)

~ MILITARY STRIKES begin against Libya– The beneficiary will be the pro-Sharia Islamic supremacist forces in Libya and elsewhere …. (sheikyermami)

~ SPRINGTIME For The Stupid: Khomeinist Scab George Galloway Returns To Canada …. (transmontanus.blog)

~ DALRYMPLE— After Consulting Hours, including a defense of bloodletting and warnings against blood pressure readings; Flemish party leader a Dalrymple admirer; On the doorstep of Valhalla; Discrimination is the Essence of Insurance; Dalrymple comments on the Libyan uprising against Ghaddafi …. (blog.skepticaldoctor)

~ THE BURNING STUPID of Michael Moore …. (phantomsoapbox.blog)

~ RETIRED FARMER builds model of Biblical temple– A retired farmer has spent more than 30 years building an enormous scale model of a Biblical temple; pictures ensue …. (telegraph)

~ LIBYAN No Fly Zone — How does it work? …. (uppitywoman08)

~ ITALIAN PM Silvio Berlusconi basically Scrooge McDuck but wears pants less often. He’s spent nine years running Italy like a frat house on double-secret probation …. (cracked.com)

~ STRANGE DAYS INDEED: Jason Kenney & Norman Finkelstein – Victims Of Security Shakedown On Campus …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ WALKERISM— The federal government doesn’t want this to happen; The latest at the Victoria Politics Examiner; the debate over property rights; Not real drugs, but real charges; a blogger in Minnesota has been successfully sued.. for telling the truth; The religious libertarian; Those heartless bastards; Less of an age of civility; What do Christie Blatchford, a film about Iran, Norman Finkelstein, Michael Coren, and a federal minister have in common?; Violence and drugs in Mexico; Maggie’s wants in on the Ontario prostitution debate; The Canadian government has no time for whores …. (walker)

~ WEEKS LATER, UN backs action against Gaddafi …. (bbc.co.uk)

~ SYNCRETISM— Steve Lawler, a local Episcopal priest here in the Diocese of Missouri, thought he’d come up with a novel way of observing Lent. Islam; and in totally related news, Anglicans Seek To Reverse World-Wide Decline …. (mcj.com)

~ WE MAY ALL WISH in the abstract that everyone got along, but the reality is that free societies by their nature are cacophonous, argumentative and full of dissent …. (theaustralian)

~ THE SUPREME COURT of Canada has come down 6-1 on the side of freedom of speech, and not just freedom in a disputable case, but freedom in quite an extreme case …. (missmarprelate.blog)

~ TOTALISM WITH A SMILE— The European Union is moving rapidly towards becoming a totalitarian empire …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ WORTHLESS CANADIAN INITIATIVE— Liberal MP Justin Trudeau said the government should not call honour killings “barbaric” in a study guide for would-be Canadian citizens …. (themcj.com)

~ MOOSE & SQUIRREL— Caledonia: No More Nightmares; Nigel Farage blasts the EU hypocrisy; Michael Ignatieff proves that Liberal stupidity is ingrained; Israel seizes Iranian weapons on board a ship bound for “poor, starving” Gaza; Student Exposes George Galloway as a Hypocrite and a Liar …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)

~ BRUCE S. THORNTON: Protecting Democracy from Friend and Foe. Daniel Mahoney examines the many distortions of the liberal ideal …. (city-journal.org)

~ DA LIBRANO MAFIA— Paul Tuns on Chretien’s scandal …. (theinterim)

~ GATES OF VIENNA News Feed 3/7/2011 …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ WHY DO PEOPLE tell sick jokes about tragedies? …. (bbc)

~ JUSTIN’S WEASEL WORDS— Barbara Kay: Trudeau the multiculturalist walks into trap of his own making.. “Multiculturalism depends on a belief that all cultures are equal. To criticize a specific cultural practice is to imply that our culture is superior to others in certain respects, which is multicultural thought crime.”; and Today’s letters: Justin’s unwise word choice; Yes, it’s ‘barbaric’; More on pretty boy justin & teh weasel-words; Iggy weasels-in on Justin’s fiasco …. (Various)

~ U.S. TRUMPS JAPAN and tells Americans in Japan: Stay 50 miles away from nuclear plant …. (uppitywoman08)

~ IS THIS POSSIBLE? In a country that takes minority rights so seriously that entire institutions are dedicated to weeding out even the smallest hints of prejudice? What have we become? …. (missmarprelate.blog)

~ THE GLAVINATOR— “So farewell to Nova Scotia’s charms, for it’s early in the morning. . .” …. (transmontanus.blog)

~ ‘THE THREE LITTLE PIGS’ Revisited complete with vegetarian wolf, CPR trained pigs, housing shortages and houses built from adobe and recycled paper and aluminum …. (jr2020.blog)

Toronto police infiltrated by radical islamists?

~ THE NOT INSANE LGF— “Ya’alon at Funeral: Incitement Makes Any Deal with PA Worthless”; Have you seen the fabulous posters; Michael Coren at York University; Academic boycott of Israel attempt underway at University of Ottawa; Who are the Muslim spokesmen featured in BBC program about Geert Wilders?; Encounters with non-Western men: when a media pass isn’t enough; “Why right-wingers aren’t the scary ones” …. (LUGRUFRU)

~ SEX ED FAIL = MORE SEX ED!! NEA to UN: “Oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ YES. THEY ARE CRAZY— Over at SDA guest blogger Robert has this to say about the MSM …. (godscopybook.blog)

~ PROPAGANDIST— Propaganda Roundup. Political Earthquakes And Partial Meltdowns; UN Approves All Necessary Measures In Libya. Hello, Egypt; Iranian Nuclear Meltdown Threat; The Jews Of Libya. Their Story Is My Story; Cuba’s Black Spring; Review of Farzana Hassan’s “Islam, Women and the Challenges of Today“; Trying To Make Sense Of The Slaughter Of Innocents; Khomeinist Scab Back In Canada; Threats In A World of Twitter; Israeli Apartheid Propaganda; George Galloway Exposed As A Hypocrite; Don’t Call Honour Killings Barbaric …. (propagandistmag)

Toronto Star – Boycott, Divest, Sanction

~ PREVENTING/ KILLING BABIES = Working longer only way to keep pensions afloat: OECD; plus ‘Pension envy’ may be misdirected …. (financialpost)

~ JAPAN’S NUCLEAR CRISIS: Where things stand; No home. No help. No hope: Now Japan’s despair turns to anger …. (yahoo, lucianne)

Michael Coren on the slaughter of the Fogel family

~ THE VICIOUS CIRCLE of the self-perpetuating crises of belief and worship …. (insightscoop)

~ JEWISH STUDENT Brings Civil Rights Case Against Berkeley …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ LAW COOL IS— EU Arms Exports to Libya …. (lawiscool.com)

~ CANADIANS don’t want an election and the Tories still have a big lead …. (torydrroy.blog)

~ DONALD TRUMP GETS IT: Michael Moore “Sounds More Like a Communist Than a Liberal” …. (gatewaypundit)

~ LOCAL 40 DAYS for Life organizer in Montreal attacked …. (bigbluewave.ca)

~ REMEMBER, KIDS— Jews Bad. Sexual Promiscuity Good …. (ruthblog.org)

NPR busted by The Project Veritas

~ JAPANESE drop giant waterbombs on stricken reactors as Foreign Office promises rescue charter flights to get Britons out of Tokyo …. (dailymail)

~ MOTHER, YOU MAY NOT! Woman loses custody of child for five years for refusing C-section …. (lifesitenews)

~ THE MACADEMIC— climbing up a magical beanstalk; No, c’mon… no more… please stop it; C’mon, Ken… which is it… less capitalism… or more oil sands?; France starts making noises about being the toughest guy in the room; Following in the frugal footsteps; ask not what you can do… for your country; Young Arid was born & bred in Germany …. (macadamia.blog)

~ MOTHER, MAY I? School crucifixes ‘do not breach human rights’.. oh, goody– utopian courts dictating our human & religious freedoms …. (bbc)

~ EVANGELIZING ISLAM— Interesting piece on some of the comings and goings among Christian missionaries trying to grapple with this difficult problem …. (markshea.blog)

~ ‘FUKUSHIMA 50’ risk lives to prevent meltdown; Explaining Japan’s nuclear reactor disaster …. (nationalpost)

~ NO CONSCIENCE FOR YOU! ACLU presents upside-down understanding of federal conscience law …. (ruthblog.org)

~ BENITO MUSSOLINI, dictator of Italy from 1922 until April 1945 (when Italians shot him and strung his body up by the heels in a public square), invented a particular form of progressivist politics that he called Fascism …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ EUTOPIA MELTING… Boorish, street-blocking Muslims… want our churches. Post-Christian Europe feel vague sense that those things used be used for something or other, and so is reluctant to let go of them, but can’t really clearly articulate why …. (markshea.blog)

Mary Katherine Hamm Destroys Michael Moore’s Weak Logic

~ THE OTHER McCAIN— Define ‘Hate Group’ …. (theothermccain)

~ JENNIFER RUBIN: WHY IS THE LEFT SUDDENLY ANTI-SOCIAL-SCIENCE? Because it’s telling them things they don’t want to hear …. (instapundit)

~ CHILDREN— You can kill him, but you can’t circumcise him …. (senseofevents)

~ SCRET WORD from the White House: The Japanese Government Isn’t Being Straight With Its Citizens …. (ace.mu.nu)

~ AND YOU MISSED IT! — Israel-Trashing Movie Night at the UN General Assembly Hall …. (claudiarosett)

~ CANADA’S Multicultural Trap: A Country Under Siege …. (hudson-ny.org)

Friday Night – Roger Scruton-
The Uses of Pessimism and the Danger of False Hope

~ BIGBLUE WAVE— “Maybe if the people so concerned with HIV would just tell gay men to keep their pants zipped, it would really contribute to ending AIDS. But of course no one will do that. They’ll just pick on gay men who like bareback sex” …. (bigbluewave.ca)

~ ROGER SIMON— Qaddafi meets Harvard: Do all college professors love dictators? …. (instapundit)

~ CRUCIFIXES could be banned from classrooms as European judges rule on Italian test case; European court allows crucifix in public schools …. (dailymail, vladtepesblog)

~ FATHER Raymond J. de Souza: Charlie Sheen’s search for God …. (nationalpost)

~ THE TRUE FACE of NPR Executives …. (sentinel.blog)

~ NASA discovers poodles living in the sky …. (imao)

~ BRITISH law may be changed to prevent libel tourism …. (ibloga.blog)

~ PINUP Jane Russell’s Bible studies …. (getreligion)

~ MITCHIEVILLE— That’s The Truth; That Patrick guy, Christian, racist, earth rapist; The Top 10 Financial Links Of The Day; Looks Like Stagflation, bitchez; Japan– Activist versus Activist; My, how politically correct; Inside Mitchieville; 50 Lessons Learned From Movies; The Top 10 Financial Links Of The Day 2; Why Aren’t The Japanese Looting?; Thinking about the Unthinkable; A Call for the full De-Regularization and Oversight of the Nuclear Industry …. (mitchieville)


Obysmal

“As the world continues to be rocked by wars abroad, insurrection and brutality in the Islamosphere from our dear dear friends in Libya and Saudi Arabia, earthquake, tsunami, nuclear catastrophe, and financial disaster at home, it’s good to know that this most emblematic of Generation Narcissus Presidents is doing what he needs to do for him and that brilliant men like Dan Quayle fully approve. How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity. Who says bipartisanship is dead?”

~ Mark Shea ~

~ A WHOLE DIFFERENT kind of bunker …. (exurbanleague)

~ MUST READ: John Drew’s Meeting Young Marxist Obama
…. (americanthinker)

~ THE REAL BARACK OBAMA— Who is Visionary Integration Professionals?; Ed Driscoll: ‘Starting from Zero’ and ‘Forward Into the Past’; AFL-CIO to Hold 10th Annual Summer ‘Corporate Espionage’ Class; Klein: U.S. funds to pay Hamas salaries?; Top 10 Reasons POTUS Tells Donors Why US Has Changed for the Better; U.S.-government approved school promoted ‘jihad in holy lands of Islam’; Klein: ‘Recovery’ funds go to school founded, run by Nation of Islam friends; Klein confronts terror spokesman: ‘How can your group cut infant’s throat?’; ‘Peace partner’ planned bloody massacre of Jewish family. 3-year old stabbed in heart, infant’s throat cut; parents, 10-year old boy murdered; Egypt seeks better relationship with Hamas. Latest move evidencing increased militancy by new regime; POTUS Cuts and Runs from ‘Tough Choices’ …. (therealbarackobama)

~ THE STACHE & BOLTON Remarking the Obvious: Obama not “qualified to be president” …. (Wz)

~ ORPHANED Israeli child lashes out at Obama’s America.. Her Family Slaughtered by Muslim Jew-Haters, Anguished Orphaned Jewish Child in Israel Fears Obama’s America …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ HAVING SOLVED all the World’s Problems, Obama Finds Time to Fill out NCAA Women’s March Madness Bracket for ESPN …. (weaselzippers)

~ OBAMA ORDERS MILITARY To Prepare For Spring Food Riots …. (sentinel.blog)

~ TOP 7 MARXIST Communist Policies Being Implemented By Obama …. (hubpages)

~ THE SON OF MAN and the Miracle of the Transparent Presidency– “The Obama administration censored 194 pages of internal e-mails about its Open Government Directive that the AP requested more than one year ago.” …. (markshea.blog)

~ BARACK OBAMA: Yesterday’s Man; plus The President – It’s Worse Than We Thought …. (transmontanus.blog)

~ CHANGE: U.S. Treasury Drew Down Its Cash Balance by $81.6 Billion in Just First 4 Days of March …. (instapundit)

~ FED UP WITH A PRESIDENT “who can’t make his mind up” as Libyan rebels are on the brink of defeat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking to the exits; Obama’s Mystery Links to Qaddafi Uncovered …. (ibloga.blog)

~ ON A MISSION— “Caught on Tape: NPR Executive Ron Schiller Savages Conservatives & Tea Party Members”; in other news, CEO Vivian Schiller Finds “No Particular Bias” at NPR …. (gatewaypundit)

~ THE NEW CIVILITY— Threats Made Against Ann Althouse; Dan Riehl Interviews The Skel Making The Threats …. (ace.mu.nu)

~ SOMEONE call the doctor: Biden’s last batch of hair plugs appear to be touching his brain and causing verbal diarrhea …. (weaselzippers)

~ BREITBART St. Patrick’s Day Special: Drunk With Debt …. (breitbart.tv)

Rep Peter King to investigate US mosques

~ OOPSIES! CBO Confirms Obama Underestimated Future Budget Deficits by Whopping $2.3 Trillion …. (weaselzippers)

~ DRILLING BAN FUELLING Obama’s Controlling Agenda …. (townhall.com)

~ SECRET WH MEMO: Why aren’t any high schools asking Obama to speak at commencement this year? …. (hotair.com)

~ AMERICANS: Singes Mangeurs De Fromage (Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys) …. (transmontanus.blog)

~ PEJMAN YOUSEFZADEH: The Obama Administration, Gitmo, and Donald Rumsfeld’s Vindication …. (instapundit)

~ THE EGYPTIAN Minister told Nile TV, Obama told me in confidence he is a Muslim.”The minister said during a round-table-show that he had a meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and he was loyal to the Moslem agenda. He asked the Moslem world to show patience …. (weeklyblitz.net)

~ UNION THUGS trashed the Wisconsin Capitol building because the state planned to cut their pay. The Unions’ proposed solution: have volunteer workers clean it up …. (imao.us)

~ REASON TV: Are We Broke Yet? Michael Moore Says No, Reality Begs to Differ …. (pajamasmedia)

~ TEAM OBAMA FOLDS: Gitmo Terror Trials to Resume …. (gatewaypundit)

~ HRH MICHELLE— The One Thousand Dollar Bag …. (sentinel.blog)

~ WHITE HOUSE: “Individuals From Many Different Faiths Succumb to Terrorist Ideologies” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ 21 SIGNS THATThe Once Great U.S. Economy Is Being Gutted, Neutered And Destroyed …. (senseofevents.blog)

What does Ottawa think of our health care? And why would we care?

~ OBAMA NEVER Gives In, He Just Changes His Mind …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ WITH OBAMACARE – You Get to Pay For a Union Worker’s Health Care When He Retires Early; unless.. ObamaCare waivers soar past 1,000 …. (gatewaypundit, hotair)

~ PRO-MUSLIM Obama’s Post-American Policy: The Rise of the Universal Caliphate …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ TEXAS REP: If we don’t fight, TSA-like security coming to “sidewalks and football games” …. (sentinel.blog)

~ THE FEDERAL RESERVE has been on a media campaign to sell its monetary policy to average Americans, but this hasn’t always gone smoothly …. (wsj.com)

Are you white? Then you’re not Eric Holder’s people

~ BAD AS THINGS might have been in Carter’s time, the world Mr. Donilon scans every morning, noon and night for President Obama is exponentially more treacherous and every bit as lethal (politically) …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ FINALLY: The Wisconsin “civility” highlight reel; The Left Has Never Cared About Tone …. (hotair.com, imao)

~ U.S.A. = CHINA’S BIATCH: Cables show China used debt holdings to press US …. (senseofevents.blog)

The F#&king New Tone Is Finally F#&king Here!

~ WORRIED ABOUT RADIATION? Don’t take potassium iodide, state advises …. (chicagotribune)

~ OBAMA PLAYING the Race card, Again …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ DOES OBAMA Play Enough Golf? …. (imao.us)

~ SOROS’ SECRET MILLIONS to NPR, Buying Influence and Bias …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ THE SOFT EVIL of Barack Obama …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ OBAMA IS NEITHER Kenyan nor Hawaiian …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ PRESIDENT HAMLET, by Victor Davis Hanson …. (nationalreview)

~ AMERICA SLOUCHING Towards Fiscal Armageddon; Time for War Against Democrats’ Fiscal Sabotage …. (orthodoxytoday)

Bill Whittle: ‘Obama’s Friends and Enemies’

~ DEM GOVERNOR to cut union goodies in a Dem state – does that make him a Nazi? …. (catholic-caveman.blog)

~ LARGEST MONTHLY DEFICIT EVER… Larger Than Bush 2007 Deficit For Entire Year …. (gatewaypundit)

~ WHILST GOLFING, Obama calls for “restraint” as Qaddafi murders hundreds …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ ARE OBAMA’S Policies Protecting Us? By Timothy Elliot …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ SENSE OF EVENTS— The $10,720,000 slave …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ SIGN OF THE TIMES? Barack H. Obama Elementary in New Jersey to close due to low enrollment …. (express.co.uk)

~ IMAO HAS LOTSA Chevy Volt Slogans… like “If you have friends push it around while making vroom vroom noises, it’s a lot like driving a car.” …. (imao.us)

~ iowahawk– VPOTUS JOEY Biden Vows to Jump Canyon by Amtrak; plus Stay Hungry… For Learning! Your Weekly Wildcat school lunch newsletter from President Barack Obama; also When Spuds Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Spuds…. (iowahawk)

Obama rap


Jihad

Muhammed: The Original L. Ron Hubbard.

~ REMEMBER… The Jihad against Canadians (2001 onwards) …. (historyofjihad.org)

~ RICH MUSLIMS pour money into universities in U.K., U.S. in order to change intellectual climate and push Islam …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ REALITY CHECK— Let this sink in deep… a 3-year-old baby girl had her throat slashed. And the Palestinian response? Party time!; Dead Jewish kids? *Shrug* So what? …. (catholic-caveman, examiner)

~ CAROLINE GLICK— Israel’s indivisible legitimacy; The UN’s anti-anti-Semitism and Japanese earthquake woes; Three Jewish Children; The Fogel family massacre; A win-win plan for Netanyahu; The Bibi-beats and Israel’s mean deportations; Jewish women rescued from their Muslim husbands; The Tribal Update Brings You Peace Now’s Nightmare; The New Middle East …. (carolineglick)

~ ATLAS 2K: G-d Bless Glenn Beck …. (A2K)

~ KING’S MUSLIM radicalization hearings not a ‘witch hunt’: Witches are not real, but terrorists are …. (nydailynews)

~ EGYPTIAN EXPAT SANDMONKEY ON The Free Republic of Egypt …. (sandmonkey.org)

Last of Toronto 18 sentenced

~ A McGILL U STUDENT is under investigation by police after he allegedly made death threats using his Twitter account …. (thestar)

~ GREASING THE LIES: Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas-tied ISNA Trains Muslim Students How to Deceive/Manipulate the Media …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ VIA XANTHIPPA— VictimlessCriminal: Islamist Take-away or Take-over …. (blog.xanthippa)

~ SOME SAUDI GOOD GUYS — Full Condemnation for the Outrageous Suppression of the Demonstration in Qatif – March 10 …. (hrfssaudiarabia.org)

~ GATES OF VIENNA— “When is it Unlawful to Choose the Religion of an Arbitrator?” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ WARNING SIGN— Elena Chudinova’s nightmare vision of the Islamization of the West …. (city-journal.org)

~ CONGRESSIONAL Hearings on Muslim Radicalization; also, Hearing on Radicalization in the American Muslim Community …. (pbs.org)

~ FRED GRANDY— Call Out Sharia-Compliant Radio …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ DELIGHTFUL Turkey: Two Misunderstanders of Islam arrested in plot to murder Christian leader …. (jihadwatch)

~ IT IS HEARTBREAKING ” to see a renegade country like Libya shoot pro-democracy protesters. But it’s even more wrenching to watch America’s ally, Bahrain, pull a Qaddafi and use American tanks, guns and tear gas as well as foreign mercenaries to crush a pro-democracy movement” …. (nytimes.com)

~ FAKING IT— Cameron: shut down Libya’s air force. Where are the carriers? It doesn’t matter …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ GET RELIGION on Tennessee’s Shariah waltz …. (GR)

~ GATES OF VIENNA— “Murder Anyone Who Doesn’t Worship Allah” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ HUMANITARIAN Pakistani officials shun funeral of Christian cabinet minister murdered for opposing blasphemy law …. (jihadwatch)

~ ISLAMIC SLAUGHTER of Non-Muslim Minorities, A Love Story? Yet another bloody puzzle in Egypt …. (atlasshrugs2000, getreligion)

~ MUSLIMS POUR MONEY into universities in U.K., U.S. in order to change intellectual climate and push Islam …. (jihadwatch)

~ UNETHICAL OIL— What happened to “no blood for oil?” …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ DANGER— The truth is liable to prosecution in Sweden; Provoking a Strong Reaction …. (tedekeroth, gatesofvienna.blog)

~ SPENCER: Jihad at the University of Central Florida …. (jihadwatch)

~ FUN-LOVING Ethiopian Muslims Burn Down Five Churches While Screaming Their War Cry “Allah Akbar,” Falsely Accuse Christians of “Desecrating the Qur’an” UPDATE: The Killing Begins; 4000 Muslims Attack Christian Homes in Egypt, Torch Church …. (atlasshrugs2000)

Fighting for women in the Muslim world

~ ISLAMO-SUPREMACISM taking root at the American Bar Association? …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ UNVEILING The Muslim Brotherhood in America: Part II: MB History & Their Arrival in America, by John Guandolo …. (humanevents)

~ SAITH ZOGBY: “Islamophobia and those who promote it are a greater threat to the United States of America than Anwar al-Awlaqi and his ragtag team of terrorists” …. (jihadwatch)

~ BOSTON PREMIERE of AFDI/SIOA Film: The Ground Zero Mosque …. (atlasshrugs2000)

The Second Wave of the 9/11 Attacks

~ ISLAMOPHOBIA in New York City: Muslim cabbie runs over two of his passengers …. (jihadwatch)

~ GET RELIGION— Some questions about marriage (and sharia) …. (getreligion.org)

~ WILL THE VATICAN Canonize Shahbaz Bhatti? “Few things are more frustrating to opponents of jihad and Islamic supremacism than the resistance of its victims to accepting reality” …. (jihadwatch)

~ NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL MADRASSA a Failure, Middle School set to Close due to Violence, Expulsions, Low Enrollment …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ WE MUST CORRECT Disgraceful Mistakes in 9/11 Museum Plan …. (humanevents)

~ PAKISTANI Actress to Mullah: There are Islamic Clerics Who Rape the Children They Teach in Their Mosques …. (mypetjawa)

~ GLAVINATOR– A MOMENT AS Important As The Fall Of Communism?; and From Libya to Palestine: Why Is ‘The West’ So Surprised? …. (transmontanus.blog)

~ THE PROPHET, REPRESENTED. By Ibn Warraq: Images of Mohammed in Islam are more common than fundamentalists claim …. (city-journal.org)

~ HATING TEH BEWBS— Pakistani Council of Islamic Ideology Declares Padded Bras To Be The “Devil’s Cushions” …. (ace.mu.nu)

Lo! The “Devil’s Cushions”

~ THE BIZARRO-UN CONTINUES.. Now Syria Wants a Seat on the UN Human Rights Council …. (claudiarosett)

~ FORCED MARRIAGES in Our Own Backyard …. (frontpagemag)

~ THE LEAST Of Egypt’s Problems: Virtual Looting…. (covenantzone.blog)

~ GLAVIN ON EDWARD SAID— The Leavings Of Yesterday’s Men: “Souvenirs Of Pure Social And Political Reaction.” …. (transmontanus.blog)

~ THE PAST WEEK Iran joined UN’s organization on the status of women …. (thespiritofman.blog)

~ PUNDITA— “Libya Crisis: Implications of the Cease-Fire” boing boing boing boing; Chaos everywhere; Er , how did the conversation go from no-fly zone to bombing tanks and heavy artillery?; and No we’re not all Libyans now …. (pundita.blog)

~ PSYCHOLOGIST: Western Quran schools are “terrorist factories” …. (vladtepesblog)

~ FAKE SAVIOUR El Baradei Attacked by “Hundreds of Islamists” at Polls …. (weaselzippers)

~ IRAQI ARCHBISHOP: Time is running out for Iraq’s Christians …. (jihadwatch)

~ LET’S TALK About a Caliphate, By Diana West …. (dianawest)

~ ONE OF THE GOOD GALS — A Lady of Distinction: Meet Vickie Janson, from Australia’s Q Society …. (sheikyermami)

~ SOMEHOW I DON’T see Chinese willing to be the Saudis’ favorite slaves …. (pundita.blog)

~ EXPOSED— Muslim Students Association pledge of allegiance: “I will die to establish Islam” …. (vladtepesblog)

~ MALAYSIA: Christians protest policies that treat distribution of Bibles as if they were controlled substances …. (jihadwatch)

~ WOOF! BARK! Iranian Mullahs and MPs Waging Jihad Against Dogs …. (blogmocracy)

~ JUST FYI, MMKAY? “Do you know that the 12th Imam won’t come back unless Israel is destroyed?” …. (spiritofman.blog)

~ FACEBOOK JIHAD: Calling for Another Muslim War Against the Jews …. (atlasshrugs)

~ AMERISTAN: Judge orders Muslims to follow sharia law! …. (actforamerica.org)

~ SPENCER: Germany’s Jihad Murders Point Up the West’s Denial …. (JiWa)

~ PAKISTANI MAN GUNNED DOWN.. After Being Acquitted of Blasphemy for Lack of Evidence …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ WHO IS BOMBING Qaddafi’s navy?; Libya and what to do about shutting down Qaddafi’s air force …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ PERSECUTION IN Egypt: Copts’ protests ignored by rest of world as governor refuses to rebuild destroyed church where it stood …. (jihadwatch)

~ THE OIL SITUATION Is Only Going To Get Worse As This Becomes A Sunni-Shiite Problem …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ GATES OF VIENNA— Is Secularization Possible in Islamic Countries? …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ REP. KING BLAMES CAIR for backlash against hearings, says they are the kind of group Muslim leaders should “push aside”; More protests on King hearings: Muslims feel “unfairly singled out” over jihadist terrorism; and Vetting King’s “Crimes” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ DEATH TO ALL JUICE-BOY gets busted for planning Jihad trip …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ AS WE FOUND OUT last fall, silly kuffar, self-control is for girls …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ ON JEWS, Muslims, and Terrorism, Claire Berlinski, Ed. …. (ricochet)

~ ISLAMIC NORTHERN SUDAN says Muslim Riots a Prelude to “Liberating Jerusalem” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ DREAMS OF A JEW-FREE ISRAEL— The Road to Fatima Gate …. (ricochet.com)

~ GADAFFI FORCES Close In On Last Rebel Stronghold …. (transmontanus.blog)

~ CULTURAL DIVERSITY— “A woman left a newborn on the steps of a mosque just before sunrise. When the men came out after offering their morning prayers and found the baby, they informed the cleric, who proclaimed it to be an illicit baby which should be stoned to death. And it was” …. (bigbluewave)

~ ON ISLAMIST RADICALIZATION and fiscal matters, meet the blind, deaf and dumb Democrats …. (dailycaller.com)

~ SCOTLAND: “30-year-old man” arrested in connection with failed Stockholm suicide attack …. (jihadwatch)

~ PAKISTANI jihadis wage war on Christians …. (nationalpost)

~ YET ANOTHER NEW LOW In Muslim Outrage: Alcoholic Ex-Con Says Rights Violated.. By AA Prayer Tradition …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ ISRAEL HAS NEVER BEEN THE PROBLEM IN THE MIDDLE EAST. That’s the point. Bush was right. It’s about Democracy not puppet states and extortionist regimes …. (senseofevents.blog)

~ GET RELIGION— Dying on a cross in Pakistan …. (getreligion.org)

~ MUSLIM BROTHER Feisal Rauf Blames ‘Zionists, Racists & Bigots’ …. (sheikyermami)


Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

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