~ PLEASE say a prayer for our blogging friend Rasp and his Wife.. she’s just been diagnosed “with Adenocarcinoma; Stage IV Lung Cancer (non-small cell) there is no cure”. If not a healing or miracle, may God grant her a good death, and peace at the last.. and the eternal joys which belong to those who belong to Jesus. ~
Evil Haters being Evil & Hateful In Toronto
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
~ ITEM: “Speak the truth” Geert Wilders repeated, “Speak the truth”
Geert Wilders and Ezra Levant
~ ITEM: XANTHIPPA– Geert Wilders and Ezra Levant at the National Arts Centre
~ ITEM: Geert Wilders, Ezra Levant and Rabbi Jonathan Housman came to Ottawa to speak about Islam and freedom of speech
Part II and Part III are here.
An Inhuman Ideology
~ ITEM: Operation Unified Assistance – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
~ ITEM: The Indian Ocean was the scene of the most destructive tsunami in recorded history
Part 1; Part 2; Part 3
~ A MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE hits the India Ocean in late 2004; the resulting tsunami killed a quarter million people, and destroyed homes, villages, and whole regions.
What to do? The American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand. A modern super-carrier is the most powerful weapons platform in history– but more than that, it’s a portable power station, supply ship, kitchen & bakery, modern hospital & ER, search & rescue platform, airport, water purification plant, and much more– all that, plus 5000 trained & committed people.
The assumption for the Americans onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is to be a part of a disaster relief team in the Tsunami-stricken coastal regions of Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Why? Simple: 2000 years of “Do Unto Others.. Love Your Neighbour.. Good Samaritan.. As You Have Done Unto Me.. save the perishing” from God’s Son, and Christian morality arising from that about not withholding to do good when it lays in your power to do it. Every life is precious: lose not one victim.
Why? Because: it’s just what good people try and do. Humanity 101. Basic morality 1.0.
Operation Unified Assistance
So the men & women & aircraft & ships of the Lincoln carrier group & attached Airwing sprang into humanitarian action, called Operation Unified Assistance: food, water, medicine, rescue, whatever can be done, ASAP– time is of the essence with disasters. Around the world, donors gave and emergency teams were sent, to help everyone.
Except.. much of the Muslim world. Ordinary people in North America gave more than all the oil-rich nations of the Middle East, and they belatedly. Worse, the “They Had It Coming” notion of evil and suffering is Islam meant that to give to sufferers– i.e. sinners being punished by Allah– is giving aid to bad people.
Cruelty & Suspicion
Even worse, in radical Islamic enclaves like Aceh, suspicion of American motives meant they wanted the infidel Americans to go away, even before Operation Unified Assistance, or basic emergency rebuilding of utilities, bridges, and roads was in place. No matter if that attitude meant people needlessly starved or died or suffered: don’t want infidel crusader Christer cooties, and they must want something or they wouldn’t be helping. Plus, all those goodies and support should really be supporting the Jihad, too.
Again, the failure of Islamic theology to create or inspire a general humanitarianism– except under certain circumstances only for fellow Muslims– results from the problem of tribalist, conspiracist, and inward-looking radical Islam. While American Christians were trying to give freely, officially Muslim nations and local groups were suspicious and resistant– just because it was the Americans who had the power and opportunity to do good as and when needed.
Finally, And In Conclusion
The most common victims of backward Islamic theology and cold-hearted Muslim radicalism and inhumane stinginess? Muslims themselves. You know, cuz the crazy-war is most important. Mo’ said so– thus, this is his inhumanity passed down to others.
Some civilizations are simply better than others, in some respects and at certain times. If my Canucki region were hit by disaster, I’d look for the Americans to help, and not wait in vain for the “Glad Allah Beat You Up And Not Us” Saudi rescue-squads. ~
Wenches & Warriors?
~ ITEM: Ken Follett
~ TEH BINKS HAS NOTED the costly new HBO fantasy-series now out, Game Of Thrones. In the genre of Tolkien or other such writers, this is American author George R. R. Martin’s bid for prime time blockbuster status.
But I’m not buying it.
I am going to try to see some of the TV version, but I’m not sure if I want to buy the book and clutter my mind with bad imitations of Tolkien; or worse, some goombah who is playing deity with a fantasy/ mystic story on the one hand, or the rehashed wars an backstabbery of English late medieval history on the other. That would be the often anachronistic and voyeuristic books/ TV adaptation of Pillars of the Earth, by the pompous UK Leftist Ken Follett.. a definite C+ effort, though the acting wasn’t too bad, given the material. I found the regurgitation of the first book in the sequel ‘World Without End’ was simply bad. Bad.
Been There, Geeked That?
Perhaps I’m prejudging George R. R. Martin, but I feel– as a once D&D nerd, wargamer, and fantasy book-reader– that I know this guy already. Clever but not wise, sceptical, uber-nerdly, fundamentally immature and inexperienced, absorbed in his sub-creations & a trivia-expert, but perhaps not truly humble enough to obey the muses, or interesting enough to spin an enduringly good and convincing story.. and hard on his characters.
Is his moral universe coherent, or decently pagan, or anti-Christian? I’m just not sure I want this nerd’s thoughts laying themselves down in my mind.
Does He Say So, Indeed?
“Beloved Fantasy Saga” says the cover? So trumpets the cover of one Martin book. Yes, we must to sell the books.
Whoa there, George, in the epic fantasy universe you’re up against Homer, the epic authors of Beowulf, the Finnish Kalevala, and the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied; latterly J.R.R., E.R. Eddison, C.S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, George MacDonald, and a host of others. Only time will tell if you’re a high-flying nerd of the moment, or an artist for the ages.
After all, horrible and depraved people can still be good actors, and their characters better or nicer or more interesting than the person depicting them. Authors sub-create a universe, and depict adequately or inadequately what it is to be human, heroic, evil, and all the rest. In that sense, a Catholic or Christian mind sub-creates a recognizable and educative universe not simply by “I Say So”, but with a subtle and creative reflection of reality. By contrast, Phillip Pullman’s efforts are all about destroying, erasing, and mocking Christianity, the idea of truth, or the notion that fantasy writing should delight and form the imagination, by reflecting the mysteries of reality, good and evil, human nature and experience and all the rest. Anti-Narnia indeed.
Anyhow, I’m gonna try an episode or two of the TV adaptation.. but this ye olde fantasy reader is treading lightly, for here there be dragons.. or what’s worse, derivative tiresome puffed up geeks. ~
P.S. Up to episode 3 now. Predicatable HBO-type titillation (yawn).. some decent acting in spots.. story is (so far) ugly 13th century Anglo-French backstabbery, with a thinly-disguised dose of Scottish-type Pictish sorts. Winter is coming. Big short talent Peter Dinklage is doing an interesting turn as a malevolent puppeteer of events.
~ ITEM: Herman Van Rompuy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
~ DEMOCRACY IS MESSY, not as predictable as some utopians might prefer it, and sometimes lets Teh Little Peoples interfere in masterplans. That’s why Teh interwebs are ever under fresh threat of ‘supervision’ from one group of managers or another. The web is a dreadful hiccup in the management of information and the masses, dontcha know.
That’s why, I suppose, EUtopia has an unelected unrepresented something-or-other in Fuhrer Herman Achille Van Rompuy, creepy Belgian guy & first long term and full time President of the European Council. Supreme leader, minus the war of conquest. That’s progress for ya.
I blame the self-defeating French for all this EUtopian dreams of one leader, one hive of minions, one perfect kingdom. Rousseau & Voltaire led to Robespierre & the chop; thence to Napoleon, speech-codes, and secret police minding everybody’s business.
As Paul Johnson details in The Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830, the radical cause attempted to push Britain into revolution, executions and neo-Napoleonic misery.. but it didn’t work, partly because of the flexibility of English democracy, economic development (no hungry masses marching for bread), and a general lack of support for the revolting.
Mess It The Hell Up!
That didn’t stop radical poets like Byron and Shelley & Keats from– in the terms of their day– trying to get the masses to “break on through to the other side”, because.. well, — um, er.. all would be better forever and ever, promise, guaranteed. You know, kinda like a droopy Jack Layton, plus rock-star literary appeal. Radicals would chop down the tree at the root.. ‘radix’ being the Latin for root.
Thing is, even Byron & Company might have noticed that paradise did NOT in fact break out 30 years before, in France. Like Communist apologists a century and more later, the early radicals knew all about looking the other way, inverting history, and lying to prove their point. You know– the facts weren’t exactly ‘factual’, but they should have been, and still prove the point that the existing order must be wrecked, and all counter-revolutionary deadwood bumped off.
We cannot not notice two centuries on (unless we are true-bleever leftoids) that the promised goods are a load of codswallop and toxic manure. The French Revolution; the radical German culturo-military regime of the Kaiser; the Russian revolt; on to China, Hitler, Eastern Europe and the Third world. Blood, death, enslavement, improving everything worser.
New & Improved
We might suppose we’ve learnt better, but Utopianism is still much with us: big state welfarocracy & Eutopia & speech-codes and the death-grip of political correctness on our institutions of government, church, and education. There’s no howling mob or guillotines or firing-squads, just the slow stifling death of soul and hope and all that went before to the slow inexorable acids of institutional radicalism.
That’s why the true task of conservativism is to manage change slowly, always looking back, never wrecking or ruining the good through boredom or snobbery or impatience. There is a real and persistent human nature; there is truth and goodness and beauty; there is good and evil– in us, and the world. There is a God, and his will in ordering things toward the good.
Gettin’ Their Freak On
What’s also ‘coincidental’ about so many of these radical sorts is the hanky-panky they are usually espousing, along with the rest of their radical relativism: whether the marital hijinks of the radical English poets, the creepy cousin-love of Hitler; the endless harems of Emperor Mao, or the whilst-married rub & tug of Canada’s incoming leader of the official opposition. You see, they have a high and lonely destiny, a greater morality than lesser mortals– whether it comes to advocating wreckifickation of their society, prison or death to their opposition, or a little of the old rumpy-bumpy.
I call BS on all of it. Read Paul Johnson.. he’s got the goods. ~
GodFather & Shakespeare
~ ITEM: IMDB: The Merchant of Venice (2004)
~ ITEM: Looking For Richard
~ ITEM: Google: “al pacino shakespeare“
~ TINY TALENT AL PACINO is a certifiable Shakespeare-nut. Witness his 1996 Looking for Richard (a “deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare’s significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of “Richard III.”), and his powerful performance as Shylock in the 2004 movie A Merchant Of Venice. Plus, a stage version of that play with Pacino, via Shakespeare in the Park, and on Broadway. He says:
“In school we read Romeo and Juliette, I saw Marlon Brando in Julius Caesar. And all the great English actors. I talk in the movie with James Earl Jones about what it is like to be able to express yourself through Shakespeare. I enjoyed that.”
It’s a good thing, as long as it’s taught properly, and with insight into how the Bard speaks to all ages, especially one caught up in flickering screens and info overload. Chewing on great words and ideas, the great themes of life, plus an introduction to history, literature, and comedy, tragedy and drama? Priceless.
Recently, Binkling Spawn 2.0 had to do a short memorization passage. “There was a young man from Nantucket…” seemed wrong somehow, so I looked up a bit of Shaky Bill’s Julius Caesar. Hence part of a speech from Anthony, (Scene 3, Act1):
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc’, and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.
Sounds pretty much like the last century, and the daily coverage in the news of many palces and events.
The only problem I had with the 2004 film was that Michael Radford’s screenplay cut short so many scenes and speeches– I’ll be looking forward to seeing a Beeb or Royal Shakespeare Company version, since while for some filmed Shakespeare may not bear long speeches, Kenneth Branagh and others have not seen fit to chop and slash quite so freely.
These days, you can watch bits of it (possibly the whole thing) on YouTube.
Keep on with Teh Shakespeare! ~
Herds Of Stephen Hoperites
“Human Rights Commissions as they are evolving are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society … it is in fact totalitarianism.”
~ Stephen Harper, 1999 ~
~ ITEM: ACTION ITEM: Sign the NCC petition for PM Harper’s majority government
~ ITEM: My Open Letter to Stephen Harper
~ ITEM: Even Squishy Headed “Arteeests” think Harper is morphing into the head of the Liberal Party
~ ITEM: Now that a plurality of Canadians has granted this government a majority mandate, we have an opportunity to show Canadians the maturity of the conservative movement
~ ITEM: Harper government given failing grade for openness
~ ITEM: No, Americans: not all conservatives are thrilled by ‘Conservative’ win in Canada
~ ITEM: Bernie Farber, fellow ‘Nazi hunters’ to be charged with hate crimes?
~ ITEM: Brian Lilley: new Conservative bill an attack on liberty; will make linking to ‘hateful’ websites a crime
~ ITEM: The consequence of the Conservative Party abandoning conservative economic theory: who will stand up for Hayek?
~ GERRY NICHOLS has stolen my thoughts: less than gruntled, I support the Tories, Harper & the Harperites rather IN SPITE of the PM’s past record on many many issues, not least the socon issues. This is his last chance with me & Teh She-Binks: now with the longed-for Federal majority, if he doesn’t begin to pay back his (c)onservative, socon, and religious voters, then a resurgent blue Liberal party stands a real chance.. or a Canucki Tea Party.. or Western Separatism.
Power may corrupt, but it also can blind, enthrall, and make stupid. Harperism is not especially conservative as such.. more like olde-time reasonable Canadian Liberal with a gloss of Blue colour, and un-blue Keynesian economics. The previous over-emphasis on 90’s-style fiscal conservatism, tax-cuts, and big government? Some of that is OK, but not the be-all or end-all.
Unglorious & UnFree
Equally, Stephen Harper’s reluctance to officially review & push back on threats to Canadian free speech & the free press & free internet are very problematic– and that includes the Federal Human Right Kangaroos, the debacle at Caledonia, and his support of democracy-failing Julian Fantino. The upcoming web-muzzling C-51? Fail. Gun registry roll-back? Fail! Protected freedoms for Canuckistan? Fail.
Whether such matters are about not feeding the opposition, egg-walking for the electorate, micro-management and stubborn pride.. dunno. What he does in the next 4-5 years will shape and reshape Canada for a generation.. or fade into the fail-zone of recent Canadian politicos.
Earn This, Stephen
[Miller weakly mutters something]
Private Ryan: [leans in closer] What, sir?
Captain Miller: James, earn this…earn it.
This voter and political observer sense in his gut that this vote is a bit like the scene in Saving Private Ryan where the dying Captain Miller (played by Tom Hanks) tells said Private “Earn this.” All the suffering, the many deaths of other men, all to save him? Don’t be a eff-up, a goof-off, a life-waster: you were saved at a high price.
Don’t blow it, Mr. Prime Minister. More than your soul hangs in the balance: govern with integrity, because your voters are sick of your lying to them and to yourself: there’s no blind faith left towards your antics or slithers any more. ~
Ever-Handy Punching Bags
~ ITEM: Laughably Bad Anti-Christian Movie— Awesome…ly bad.
~ THE CHATTERING CLASSES and Hollywood powers do love to mock and bash faithful folks. The world hated Christ, and he promised it would hate his faithful followers, The Living Ones, born anew by water and the Holy Spirit and the divine zoë (Gk.)– eternal life, as distinct from biological life, or bios— an imparted zoe-Life which cannot be defeated by sin, or death, or hell.
Where the brave movies telling the story of honour killing in America? Oh.. a Muslim girl in love with life, and perhaps a Christian boy– then run over and slain by her immigrant feather in the name of family honour and Islamic values. Or the harsh and abortive spirit of eugenicist Left, Margaret Sanger and her bloody consequences, Planned Parenthood and horrid dumpsters o’erflowing with butchered young innocent life? But no.. cranky jealous Christian killer-guy.. yup, that’s the real story of life in 2011.
When the dehumanizing and reviling starts– then Christian, look to yourself and family, and abide in hope, for Christ has overcome the world. Don’t hide in self-pity or recrimination: bless those who misuse and curse you. Redeem the world. Bold up– for lukewarm and wobbly and compromising will betray us all in the time of trial and temptation. ~
Shiny Thing Make It All Better
~ ITEM: Young adults around the world experience distress when they try to unplug from technology for even one day
~ ITEM: the world UNPLUGGED– Going 24 Hours Without Media
~ ITEM: Shiny Thing Make It All Better
~ ITEM: How to Tell If You Are Addicted to Technology
~ AT THE RISK of sounding like an utter tench-peasant & geezer, I gotta say I am disliking the iPod-Phone-Texting culture which has consumed so many people– especially the young. The occasionally funny UK humour site The Daily Mash puts it – Shiny Thing Make It All Better!
You at the mall? Text your friend about it, moment by moment. Out for a walk? Phone someone, or else have your chosen music or audiobook on so loud you can’t notice whether or not the birds are singing, your neighbour is calling out a hello, or a car is rushing towards you as you cross the street.
The Biggest Conspiracy
There is a conspiracy against silence in the busy, restless West. Silence used to be called peace & quiet; a walk was a time to think and maybe pray; to chat with an actual friend walking beside you, like the old Greek philosophers of the Aristotelian school, the peripatetics.
You don’t really know who you are until you’re alone, with no shiny thing, no glowing box, no demanding inbox or text-messages. It all started with the telephone: insistence replaces importance. Thou shalt answer the ringing thing. We all do it: “just in case”.. cuz you know, we might miss Henry from New Delhi trying to get us to switch to a new low interest rate. When cut off from such tech?
Just For 24 Hours
The World Unplugged– “Students talked about how scary it was, how addicted they were,” said Susan Moeller, the professor of media who led the project. “They expected the frustration. But they didn’t expect to have the psychological effects, to be lonely, to be panicked, the anxiety, literally heart palpitations.”
The iPotextphoneBerry becomes another barrier against silence, against knowing ourselves and being able to stand ourselves with no distractions; another prophylactic against the demands of neighbourly exstance and love, of the call to redeem the time; indeed and ultimately, a cocoon against any still small voice from God or conscience breaking in and disturbing our self-manufactured techno-narcolepsy.
Don’t get me wrong– I come from a long line of techno-gadgeteers, geeks and nerd-spazzers, and have been so myself. I sometimes wonder if some far-ancient ancestor of my family got his inner geek rejoicing when someone figured out the new high-tech gift of pitch as the best way to keep torches burning in wind & rain. “Ungh! What they think of next?.. Og, pass iTorch 1.0, want to try new features again.” That’s a long way from the following.
“I didn’t use my cell phone all night. It was a difficult day… a horrible day,” said a student from Chile. “After this, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT MEDIA! I need my social webs, my cell phone, my Mac, my mp3 always!”
At what price shiny thing? No, not the actual mass-squanderage of iDollars for the latest gadget or reiteration thereof, but the integration of same into our souls and selves and time and waking and sleeping and thinking and relating and spiritual lives.. and lack of those same things. Anything but quiet & pondering? That inner dialogue of the self with self which is thought & conscience and the voice of the soul to God and God to the soul? No, stay addicted to shiny thing.. did we mention we’ve got 400 new shiny thing apps just today?
Seeing cool stuff on Star Trek and then actually having the equivalent in the real world (that’s partly where cell-phones came from) misses the point that those were props, and real communicators are very addicting, destructive of human life and relationships in the real world, and become a force for societal change. Technology begins to shape us, change our world, and make the deeper and quieter things of thought, appreciation, observation, inward digestion and contentment more rare, and harder to develop, or maintain.
Me, Myself, & I
I remember the literal terror and puzzlement of going on my first silent retreat, at a monastery. I was a TV-kid, and a voracious reader– but to be silent for 48-plus hours was a new experience, in which I found my sins and sorrows crying out, once I couldn’t ignore them. I met myself that weekend, which was a tremendous gift and surprise. From the bored/ puzzled look on some of the faces of the younger set at the Royal Wedding, being forced for 2 hours tech-fast, and to look at world-class architecture, listen to wonderful music, a good sermon, classic hymns, and the Biblically-formed prose of the 1662 Book Of Common Prayer was a bit much for their web-connected brains.
That’s what makes Google such a bad thing, too– by seeing to become the universal gateway to online media & computing, they are placing themselves as the new masters of the mind, of what is & is not news, their view of politics, world events, religion, and technology. Google wants to eat your brain.
Shiny thing NOT make it all better. Shiny thing– when not a sometimes tool or amusement– become baby-blanket, stupid-making shiny master, mental and visual and audio bubble-gum, not real food. ~
~ THE BULLY SOROS, who spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush in 2004, has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets – including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC …. (SDA)
Random Binky Linkies
~ ITEM: The 50 most annoying things about the internet
~ ITEM: Virtuous Clergy? At The Movies?
Greenland Was Actually Much Warmer Back When The Vikings Got There
~ GLOBAL WARMING? Greenland says, “Bring it on!” …. (themcj)
~ A FRESH Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, May 12th 2011 …. (DB)
~ BAD SHEEPS! Poll: Only 19% Blame Man-Made Global Warming For Recent Extreme Weather, 51% Say Natural Phenomenon. Global warming propagandists hardest hit …. (weaselzippers)
~ AMERICAN THINKER— CSI: Climate Science Investigation …. (americanthinker)
~ ECO-NUTBARS: Stop using words like “pets”, “wildlife”, and don’t even get me started on phrases such as “drunk as a skunk” …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ CLIMATE Scientists: Our Modern Day Prophets? …. (orthodoxytoday)
~ PROOF THAT all the climate change hysteria really IS a religion …. (mooseandsquirrel)
~ Y2KYOTO: State Of Aneroxia Envirosa …. (SDA)
~ ECO-MONSTERS— Canada’s answer to George Soros?… Maurice Strong. Peter Foster on the green totalitarians …. (jr2020.blog)
~ SCIENCE is hard: Climate models exaggerate global warming …. (mooseandsquirrel)
~ THE CIRCLE is Complete: Access to Al Gore’s Invention Threatened by Global Warming …. (michellemalkin)
~ GIANT BIRD SHREDDERS Ontario has some green on green action brewing …. (dailybayonet)
~ NO INTERWEBS! Whither Wi-Fi in Warm Weather? …. (boingboing)
~ ALTHOUGH wind is a renewable, European experience has shown that its development causes loss of jobs in the economy, grid stability problems, high subsidization, higher retail electricity rates, and usage issues …. (canadafreepress)
~ THE SCIENCE fiction of rising sea levels …. (dailybayonet)
~ LIGHTS OUT ON LIBERTY: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF THE LINK– Great moments in Conservative government …. (steynonline)
~ “GETTING TO DENMARK”, By Mark Steyn …. (nationalreview)
~ VIA GYAPONG— Some sobering prophetic words from Mark Steyn …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ MORE ALLIGATORS for the Moat, By Mark Steyn …. (nationalreview)
~ THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW: DYKES, MOATS AND WATERY GRAVES– Mark and Hugh discuss the news of the week …. (hughhewitt)
~ DEBT AND DECLINE: YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WIK– Wikileaks is reduced to Steyny leaks …. (nationalreview)
~ MARK AT THE MOVIES: KING ARTHUR– I got a right to singe the blues …. (steynonline)
~ THE MEERKAT TAKES OUT CHENEY— Steyn, Goldberg and Long back together again, talking Osama, Obama, Mumia and more in a brand new podcast, with arresting photograph direct from Abbottabad …. (ricochet)
~ CHOO CHOO CH’BOOGIE— SONG OF THE WEEK: When Louis met Miltie …. (steynonline)
~ THE DESERVING Ezra Levant wins $20,000 National Business Book Award …. (fivefeetoffury)
“I never expected to live this long. Nuclear war was my retirement plan. Now it looks like were in for a long, slow demise featuring unpleasant demographic “Camp of the Saints/Tower of Babel” upsets; increasingly absurd “laws” and “rules for ordinary people — while real criminals are ignored and rewarded; and endless movie remakes, hideous clothing and mediocre pop music.”
~ Shaidle ~
~ THE GYAPONG— An ordination and a funeral; Some sobering prophetic words from Mark Steyn; On home-grown terrorism; Geert Wilders in Ottawa; My “viral” YouTube; The horrors! He actually said this?; On those rumors about the Canadian Ordinariate; John Zmirak on the Seven Deadly Sins; That Hyperlink law —- it better not pass; An American reflection on Vatican response to Lahey conviction …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ TEH SHAIDLE— We don’t need no stinking 4th Amendment!; Somebody made a video of the inside of my head!; Adam Carolla blames illegal Mexicans for the decline of L.A.; Ron Paul is right about three or four things; Why I told you that Brian Lilley would be Sun News’ breakout star; At the end of the day, I want my side to win, and so do you; Arab admits that Arabs are violent retards; Talk Radio Watch: May 9-13; I’m not sure when we started listening to sexless lesbians for heterosexual advice; Warning: I am about to link to a “hate site”!!; Nothing to see here. Move along; why people hate Quebeckers …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ FEARLESS UK Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali expresses concerns over radical Islamist element running through protests in the Arab and Islamic world; Nazir-Ali urges Western countries to condemn anti-Christian violence …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ RUTHBLOG ON The Royal Wedding and How to Take Marriage Seriously …. (ruthblog.org)
~ BLAZING CATFUR— Driving While Islamist; JDL to stage counter protest against “Nabka Rally”; Canuck Jihadi Tahawwur Hussain Rana trial starts; Surprise! Egypt’s Army Aids Islamists In Attacking Christians; Identified terror targets in Osama Bin Laden files; Some Random Furballs; Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood enters coalition with Salafi groups to seek Islamic state; AbdelBari Explains His Fatwa Making Necrophilia Halal; Sharia: Is it all bad… all the time?; Mark Mercer is about to find out his kid will never tell him anything again; Red on Red: Abbas vs. Obama; The political Left is in meltdown all over Europe; CBC Scoop! Religion of the Perpetually Offended Upset by Geert Wilders Appearance …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE INFIDEL PROF, Mark Mercer– Pressure doesn’t produce the best policy …. (ottawacitizen)
~ >GAIRDNER: Canadian Culture in a Nutshell– With the advent of official multicultural policy in Canada, many citizens, and especially new immigrants, find themselves asking: “What is Canadian culture, anyway? …. (williamgairdner)
~ JAY CURRIE— a prayer for our blogging friend Rasp and his Wife; Apparently Syria is “different”; Taliban Hostage Video; Did I just knowingly make hate propaganda available on the Internet? …. (jaycurrie)
~ MOOSE & SQUIRREL— Freedom lovers unite to help Vlad Tepes!; Because real climate scientists are also rappers; RCMP arrest illegal tobacco traders — anywhere but Caledonia where the criminals are given a pass; Teachers’ conference to promote the continued brainwashing of children against capitalism; Toronto Star columnist in support of mass murdering terrorist Bin Laden …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ TERRY GLAVIN— Killing Rosa: Hohenzollern Germany’s Last Triumph, Nazi Germany’s First …. (transmontanus)
~ ED DRISCOLL— ‘How’s that Google Chromebook Sounding?’; One Of Obama’s 2012 slogans should be “Drill, maybe, drill.”; One of These Things is Not Like the Other; “You can only be avant-garde for so long before you become garde“; California— It was Fun While it Lasted; Now is the time when Matt Drudge juxtaposes!; Whoever writes the headlines for the New York Post isn’t paid nearly enough; Mister, We’ve Got a Man Like FDR, Again!; New York State “May Bid Farewell to 36% of Young Residents”; Bully-Google Blacklists Althouse Blog? …. (eddriscoll)
~ AFTER A MERE 14 years of edumacation… Universities overcrowded with semi-literate parasites …. (jr2020.blog)
~ WILL ANONYMITY & HYPERLINKS be illegal in Canada? By Jesse Brown– How an obscure provision in a Conservative crime bill could change the Internet in Canada …. (macleans.ca)
~ ONE COSMOS— From Each According to Obama’s Needs, To Each According to His Desires; The Worst Things in Life are Very Costly; Evolution, Interior Capital, and the Cosmic Economy; The Genesis Myth of the Left: I Want, Therefore You Work …. (onecosmos.blog)
~ THE EVIL TWINS Google and Facebook are fighting for our lives …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ SCOTSMAN GORDON REID on the possible unintended consequence of a secessionist victory: cutting off your nose to spite your face, giving up on Britain for even more onerous European Union control …. (sergesblog.blog)
~ STAND YOUR GROUND— What is there in the NDP constitution that they have to hide it?; Addressing Abortion. Follow-Up On The National March for Life; Geert Wilders: Islam’s Most Outspoken Critic; Chemical Contraception Harms Children; Socialists Want Full Control Over Education; The Consensus Media Doesn’t Like Being Challenged; Political Engagement – The Cultural Imperative; Linda Gibbons Case Headed To Supreme Court …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ WHACK-DOODLE NDP deputy leader Thomas Mulcair is a Canadian “birther”. That is, he would be one if he were a conservative and went about his political business in the States …. (wernerpatels)
~ NOT SO FAST, HE EXPLAINED— While “new atheists” Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have been grabbing headlines with their bold claims that modern science has killed off God, an Oxford professor has been quietly chipping away at the ground they stand on. John C Lennox, Professor of Mathematics and Fellow in the Philosophy of Science at Oxford’s Green Templeton College, has been popping up at debates around the globe to take issue with the most prominent new atheists …. (ruthblog)
~ THE LYNCH LIST— London Transit is giving a very polite middle finger to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal; Brian Lilley reports on one disturbing aspect of the Conservatives’ new omnibus crime bill; Ontario Conservative leader Tim Hudak has backtracked on his leadership campaign promise to do away with the Human Rights Tribunal; The Lynch List, 02-May-2011 …. (missnixon)
~ THE DUMBING-DOWN of Due Diligence at Canada’s Huron College. Jihadists legitimize stealth-jihad with new chair in Islamic studies …. (campus-watch.org)
~ PROPAGANDISTERS— The Futility Of Arguing With Haters About Politics; Propaganda Roundup. Tweeting Taliban; Golan Druze Perspectives On The Syrian Uprising; Osama Liked The Porn; Propaganda Reloaded. Fear And Loathing; Latest Hate Mail. Your T-Shirts Are Disgusting; Pakistan Hot On The Trail Of Mullah Omar; Turkey’s Double Standard On Armed Resistance; Remember That Little Nuclear Emergency In Japan? …. (propagandistmag)
~ NEXUS— Amnesty International continues to hector Canadian government; Liberal Party Needs to Go Back to the Drawing Board on Israel; Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? …. (nexusof*ssholery.blog)
~ THE HOUSE OF COMMONS should vote on the Portuguese bailout …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ WHY ARE WE TOLERATING A RETROGRADE POLITICAL IDEOLOGY WITH RELIGIOUS TRAPPINGS? Jonathan Kay has written an article that discusses Geert Wilders'”problem with Islam”– which is incredibly similar to my own problem with the religion …. (drsanity.blog)
~ GHOST & FLEAS— Cosmos: War of the Planets; Christopher Hitchens for Teenage Smoking and Drinking; Vintage Judge Judy; soft-serve ice cream with one ingredient; Game of Thrones with GRRM; Flight Of The Conchords: Frodo, Don’t Wear The Ring; For just $17.50, you can sit on my deck with a pair of binoculars …. (ghostofaflea)
~ NOT TO BE OUTDONE, Libby Davies embarrasses NDP within hours of election …. (eyecrazy.blog)
~ ORWELL’S PICNIC— So, every day, I look in the mirror; Suddenly; Well, I’m irritated; I won’t be having the Big Surgery; OK, I see that was a pointless question. Back to the Empire; Here’s a question for y’all; 34 fricken’ years ago!; Domus mea domus orationis vocabitur; “They obviously don’t want it…”; In your charity, pray for the repose of the soul of my great grandfather; The Greeks were wrong about a lot of things; Hey Gen-X, remember free-floating societal anxiety?; looks like Thermopylae V: Flight …. (anglocath.blog)
~ FUTILE CARE THEORY: The Dangers of Rushing to End Treatment; and Recovered Near Euthanasia Victim Refuses to Learn Lesson of Mercy Killing Dangers …. (FT)
~ STUPID VOTERS! The Powers That Be in the State of CA refuse to defend Prop 8 in court: CA AG Sophistry in the on-going drama …. (ruthblog.org)
~ RICK MERCER on how, in Canada, time spent at the massage parlour is a positive, at Harvard not so much …. (macleans)
~ INTERWEB WARS— post-Sony PSWeb attack = Anonymous infighting: IRC servers compromised, IP addresses dumped, claims of coup and counter-coup …. (boingboing)
~ FIRST THINGS ON How Contraceptives are Like Polygamy …. (FT)
~ THE EVIL STILL WITH US— “The website is slightly unhinged, but I love this headline. Billionaires for Eugenics. The solution to the problems of poor people is to have fewer poor people” …. (ruthblog.org)
~ VIA KATE AT SDA Does Multiculturalism Trump Canadian Culture? …. (SDA)
~ JAPAN’S Earthquake and the Politics of Demography …. (ruthblog.org)
~ ADRIAN HAMILTON is concerned that the Church of England “will not survive my children’s lifetime and quite possibly not even my own. …. (albertmohler)
~ MACADAMIA— You mean the way all the Dippers… are over inflating that whole “buck-nekkid community clinic” massage parlour thing?; What’s life… without a dream, huh?; Oh, c’mon now… International Law; Catering to junkies… the consequences; A Brief History of Courage; Jack has to sing for his supper; The Lizzie May… “kiss of death“; Ever notice how Stephen Harper takes all the heat in the media for being an evil, controlling dictator?; NDIpper Vegas “admits she’s never stepped foot in her riding but says she is looking forward to visiting soon“; Prove it, prove it… chimes whiney NDP …. (macadamia.blog)
~ KILLING OFF MARRIAGE? Marriage is so essential to human happiness and to the organization of human society that it simply cannot be ignored or denied; Permanence Before Experience — The Wisdom of Marriage …. (albertmohler.com)
~ GIMME GIMME GIMME! “Huh? You want to leave but you also want to stay? Or do you want stay and be comfortable? That is until you can find a way of leaving? I’ve dated some twisted sisters over the years but none of them were as flinty and self serving as the archetypical Quebec voter” …. (godscopybook)
~ JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE— We are constantly told that homosexual activity is “normal,” at least for some people. However, I doubt very seriously that heterosexuals have to be given explicit instruction of the “insert Tab A into Slot B” type shown in this video …. (ruthblog.org)
~ SC SENATE passes ‘The Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act’ …. (americanthinker)
Peek-A-Boo! iSteve sees you!
~ SECRET FILES— Your iOS4 iPhone tracks your location data. Could this be one of those U.S. intel things, to help them catch terror-suspects? …. (blogs.canoe.ca)
~ HOW LEFTISM Poisoned a Psychiatrist’s Mind, by Dennis Prager– One more example of how leftism makes decent people do indecent things …. (frontpagemag)
~ MESSIAH 2.0— The gift that will keep on giving: “The race has begun. Justin Trudeau hasn’t thrown his hat into the ring, but he’s definitely testing the waters for the impending campaign to decide who will lead the federal Liberals”.. beware this Obama-wannabe: empty suits are popular these days …. (godscopybook)
~ THE REAL PROGRESSIVE Utopia– “The delegation from the UN, sent to help Haiti, has brought death to 5,000 souls and an estimated 300,000 additional souls are now ill” …. (iowntheworld)
~ LEXVIEW 72.0 – Regulating a Brave New World – To what extent is morality and the moral judgment of legislators still a legitimate basis for the promulgation of criminal laws? Who will determine whether a criminal statute is founded on moral considerations? …. (cardus.ca)
~ RELIGION, REASON, and Same-Sex Marriage– Faulty reasoning behind the claim that opposition to gay marriage is an irrational prejudice. Matthew J. Franck …. (FT)
~ FIRST THINGS— Thirty Three Things (v. 45) …. (FT)
~ THE FIX IS IN— Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that in 2015 the Ontario and Federal elections will be within days of each other? …. (godscopybook)
~ CANADA— Where do the Liberals go from here? …. (lilleyspad)
~ FUN WITH HECTORING— Human rights activist sees face of fascism at EU human rights conference– Dr. Gudrun Kugler was not prepared for the response she received during her presentation to the Fundamental Rights Agency …. (LSN)
~ SAME-SEX ‘MARRIAGE’ and the Assault on Institutional Integrity …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ DEATH TO FREE SPEECH! Chancellor Angela Merkel Charged– In Germany, expressing happiness about bin Laden’s death comes with legal consequences …. (frontpagemag)
~ AMERICAN THINKER— The ‘Social Justice’ Trap – Kate Wright …. (americanthinker)
~ DAVID CAMERON`S drive to save the traditional family is today branded an embarrassing failure; Sweden: A warning against overzealous state family policies …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ THE WAY WE LIVE NOW, a continuing series– Last week, a lounge singer was arrested on suspicion of racism for singing the Frank Sinatra classic “I’ll Do it My Way.” …. (rogerkimball)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— ‘Human Rights’ Sideshow; ‘Arab Spring’ a Bloody Joke; Who’s Misleading Whom?; Foiled NYC Jihadi Plotter Planned to Dress Up in Jew Clothes; Foggy Bottom Hasn’t Got a Clue; Well, We Always Knew He Was a Huge Jerk-Off; Harvard Gives Canuckis an ‘F’ in Voting; Today in Ontario ‘Human Rights’ Tweets; A Poem for One of Layton’s Kidz; Attention CASMO, Khomeinist gifter of chintzy clocks; A ‘Human Rights’ Complaint in the Offing? …. (scaramouchee.blog)
~ THE RIPPLE-EFFECTS from the economic downturn were beginning to hit churches in a serious way …. (blog.acton)
~ HOW RELIGION split the federal vote [in Canada] …. (freerep)
~ FEEL-GOOD REALITY-CHECK: organic-fair trade farmers have become poorer relative to conventional producers …. (jr2020.blog)
~ WORD HAS IT WE’VE GOT 23 Genders these days, according to the social engineers and sexual radicals …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ HORRID SWEDISH parliament votes overwhelmingly to fight conscience rights for doctors …. (lifesitenews)
~ BABY VACUUM: Germany to start paying families to take IVF to reverse dwindling birthrate …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ CROCODILE tears are flowing freely in the offices of Central Jersey Planned Parenthood …. (catholicculture)
~ THE LEFTIST U.S. State Department Ignores Christian Slaughter …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ THE 12-STEP PLAN to Restore American Machismo, by Gavin McInnes …. (takimag)
~ REVIVING young fogeydom.. Helped by the royal wedding? …. (sergesblog.blog)
~ BIGOTED CNN: Gays More Likely to Get Cancer— Time for government action? “Fat smokers need to be punished. Gay people celebrated -even if it hurts them”; also, Study: gay teens five times more likely to attempt suicide …. (creativeminorityreport, LSN)
~ POST-MOSLEY, FREE SPEECH is still the loser– Who needs the ECHR to censor what we talk about when we’ve got our own injunction-happy High Court doing it anyway? …. (spiked-online.com)
~ WIKILEAKS’ Assange calls Facebook ‘most appalling spying machine ever’. “Facebook, Google, Yahoo, all these major U.S. organizations have built-in interfaces for U.S. intelligence,” Assange said …. (pcmag)
~ THEY SAY MARRIAGE is a Dying Institution: What’s Really Dying is Love …. (freerepublic)
~ GUY SORMAN— Japan, After March 11: The country, resilient as ever, remains Asia’s true power …. (city-journal.org)
~ THE TYRANNY of science– More and more scientists fancy themselves as gods, with a duty to enlighten those who are ‘deluded to the point of perversity’ …. (spiked-online)
~ REALITY IS TOUGH— European Disunion: Rising Self-Interest Frays EU Spirit …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ WALKER— Tim Hudak didn’t refine his position. Tim Hudak broke a promise outright; Heroin, cigarettes, and dangerous chickens; Tim Hudak sucks and you shouldn’t vote for him; Everything is Jack Layton’s fault; Missing journalists, gay-bashing, black lungs and more …. (walker)
~ LIFESITE— ‘Stop thinking of her as a person’: a page from Planned Parenthood’s dating playbook …. (lifesitenews)
~ FORMER Non-Christian: My Time in Hell …. (christianpost)
~ SMALL DEAD AMINALS— Righteous Indignation.. Adam Carolla interviews Andrew Breitbart; Unlimited demand and limited supply guarantees failure?; “We all know about terrorism. This is the war you don’t know about.” …. (SDA)
~ THE EDIFICE of modern science is built upon a worldview of naturalistic materialism as a methodological assumption …. (albertmohler)
~ EVIL DEATH-BULBS: After one of its light-bulbs started a house fire, Telstar has recalled 317,000 lightbulbs sold under the Telstar and Electra brand names …. (sondrakistan)
~ SOCON— Bullseye on the Crisis in Catholic Journalism; March for Life Media Roundup; Lady, if you hate life, it’s time to get another; CBC Needs To Retract Its Misreporting of the March for Life; Here’s our chance to protect the unborn; Poll shows Canadians back restrictions on abortion …. (socon.ca)
~ PROPERLY ENOUGH, Parents revolt against Toronto Catholic school board equity policy …. (lifesitenews)
~ CONTRA A GEEZER FEMINIST, ‘Slut’ is a word that cannot be redeemed. Saith Teh Binks: The amazing and/ or depressing thing is that certified moonbat Marxist prophetesses like Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan were ever and are still taken seriously by some modern feminists. Ideological backstories (like Freidan’s alleged tortured housewife-drudgery) were always just BS meant to conceal Marxist wreckery– since the first goal of all serious Commies is to separate people from family, and feminism is partly about wrecking marriage, separating men and women, and disconnecting sex from marriage and babies. First wave women and suffragists were about votes, political recognition, and legal equality. That bears as much relation to modern white upper middle class feminism as a fireplace does to a flamethrower. Just sayin’ is all. …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ CONTRA CANTERBURY: Wrong, archbishop – there is some justice …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ THE NATIONAL Catholic Register notes that traditional-marriage advocates say social scientists won’t report how divorce, single parenting, and step-parenting hurt children …. (FT)
~ ABORTION— Lorna Dueck in the Globe and Mail …. (prowomanprolife)
~ THE MYSTERIES OF ANCIENT ART— “I’ve come to see a painting. To reach it, I climb up the rocky outcrop, use the crook of a tree for a foothold to cross a crevasse, then edge out along a ledge” …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ VIA PAUL TUNS— on proportional representation; Tasha Kheiriddin has 10 pieces of advice for the NDP; Divorce/contraception-inequality link; Orwell: call your office …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ FAKE BUT ACCURATE, Law School Edition– “I wrote the article to bring attention to the topic of police misconduct. The events in the article did not occur.” …. (spectator)
~ READING MY Communist Party newspaper: includes big ads from Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Fed and CUPE-Toronto …. (boldcolors.ca)
~ TOLERANT India: A saffron corridor of anti-Christian hatred …. (speroforum)
~ SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN: Cohabitation and the Abuse of America’s Children …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ A LAUGHABLY Bad Anti-Christian Movie— Awesome…ly bad …. (creativeminorityreport)
~ WINTRY KNIGHT— Jennifer Roback Morse explains how divorce laws changed marriage; Turek on faith and why young people are leaving the church; the education quality of universal day care programs; Greg Koukl responds to cultists knocking on his door; Responding to the objection: who are you to say?; Will the Conservative Party omnibus crime bill contain restrictions on free speech?; Obama vows to continue prosecuting counter-terrorism experts …. (winteryknight)
~ LEFT OF CENTER, OFF OF THE STRIP: Ronald Radosh explains, “Why the New York Times Gets Everything Wrong: It’s the Left-Wing Bias” …. (instapundit)
~ MERE COMMENTS— Who Understands the Human Body? Strange News; Our Numbered Days: Certain Death & the Last Lectures of Socrates & Jesus; Suffering is universal. Some of us suffer from frequent illness or chronic pain; ‘Nowhere, Never, by No One.’; N. T. Wright wrong about the killing of Osama bin Laden? …. (merecomments)
~ ARRIVAL OF THE FITTEST: Canada’s crime rate is dropping as immigration increases. Is there a connection? …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ SHHHHHH! Study finds RU-486 much more dangerous than surgical abortion …. (lifesite)
~ FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST… Egypt: Christians Protesting in Favor of Interfaith Peace Promptly Attacked by Rampaging Muslim Mob …. (weaselzippers)
~ SMALL DEAD ANIMALS— Math is Hard: For union leaders, that is; Madam Justice Rosalie Abella, the only left-leaning judge on the court; How the American Gov’t Viewed Canada’s HRCs; The Diplomad… is back!; But Glenn Beck Is The Crazy One; Does Multiculturalism Trump Canadian Culture?; Denmark has suspended the Schengen treaty; Justin Trudeau is a mediocre MP unqualified to head a major political party …. (smalldeadanimals)
~ PHANTOM SOAPBOX— Personally, if a pediatrician asked me about my views on guns, voting and the state budget, I’d be backing out of the room as expeditiously as possible, never to return …. (phantomsoapbox.blog)
~ CJUNKERS— Whither Go The Forces; Grounded: Next Generation … or No Generation Fighters; Perhaps, the Bravest President Ever; CTV refers to violence in Egypt as a “clash”; Teachers, Leave Our Kids Alone …. (cjunk.blog)
~ NOT ALL IGGY’S FAULT, by Michael Coren …. (boldcolors.ca)
~ BILL MAHAR: If You Celebrated Bin Laden’s Death, You’re Not Really a Christian… Nothing worse than being told you’re a bad Christian by a militant atheist …. (weaselzippers)
~ PRO-LIFE PROVISIONS in Hungarian Constitution shock EU …. (lifesitenews)
~ CLOSET CON— The Church That Nobody Goes To; Upon reading this article – I was really aghast; French Socialist Man Named “Dominique” Sodomizes Chambermaid; South African Rape Epidemic; It’s Sad When Liberals Get Lonely; I love this Italian dude; Ho Hum, Nothing to See Here; Your moral superiors… UNEMPLOYED; Repression, the 72 virgins, blah blah; TSA Airport Security Theatre; Your intellectual and copy writing superiors …. (CitC)
~ MARPRELATRY— I agree with Heather Mallick; Institute for Marriage and Family Canada Conference Blog …. (missmarprelate.blog)
~ PUNDITA ON THE UK: Immigration and Portable Ghettoization …. (pundita.blog)
~ SMITE HUDAK! Liberal propaganda machine in full turbo-nitrous mode …. (phantomsoapbox.blog)
~ CRANMER BLOG— “Professor” Richard Dawkins refuses to debate the existence of God; The Rally Against Debt cannot morally be opposed; If it is unacceptable to discriminate against people because of their sexuality, how can it be justified to plead homosexuality in order to mitigate an offence?; The Coalition – One Year On; BBC Ethos is the British State Religion; There is only one man who can deliver Scottish independence; Just what is the aquatic equivalent of a popemobile?; Pointing the Finger: Islam and Muslims in the British Media; Osama Bin Laden: ‘murdered by the United States of America’? …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)
~ ART AND OUR Intoxication with Ugliness– Philosopher Roger Scruton on beauty and desecration …. (FT)
~ CRAPTASTIC RESULTS, with free scarring for life! — Quebec’s massively-funded daycare program ‘very low’ quality: expert …. (lifesitenews)
~ GET RELIGION— Religion angles twist in Tornado Alley …. (getreligion)
~ POSTE DE VEILLE— L’Iran menace d’ouvrir les routes de la drogue si l’Occident ne cesse pas de critiquer son dossier des droits humains; plus Point de vue féministe sur la femme-enfant de Ben Laden; et La Libye cherche à inonder l’Europe de migrants expulsés de force (ONU) …. (postedeveille)
~ UNMASKING THE SCUMBAGS— The Many Mysteries Of Malcolm X …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ KANSAS PASSES LAW Banning Insurance Companies From Covering Abortions in Their Health Plans …. (weaselzippers)
~ PRO-LIFE LEADER-designate of B.C. Tories explains opposition to gay anti-discrimination legislation …. (lifesitenews)
~ PRETTY MUCH— Believing in BBC’s ethos is equivalent to a faith, job tribunal rules.. this means you, CBC …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ LIB: WHY THERE’S No Conservative Journalists— Hilarity ensues …. (creativeminorityreport)
~ DIE FEEBS, DIE! Allowing assisted suicide would ‘pressurize disabled to kill themselves’ …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ FECKLESS BOY Levi Johnston Embarrasses Men With New Book …. (landmarkreport)
~ CHRISTIAN Ministries and Southern Tornadoes …. (blog.acton)
~ MESSING WITH THE KIDS— Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ MITCHIEVILLE— Omar bin Osama bin Laden – guitarist for heavy metal band Slayer; Horde your tea pots. Cherish the crockery.. the Mongols are going to break it for sport; Absolutely awesome and totally inspiring; a dew full of half frizzies; Dining out with Fenris Badwulf; There is NOTHING wrong with being the silver medalist; A “You’re Adopted” cake seems kind of harsh; Thems a lot of faggots; The Poet in the basement; Jon Stewart is the conscience of the left, and a totally smart guy …. (mitchieville)
“[A]nother central theme of the left is the failure to accept the awful gift of freedom. Of course they conceal this beneath layers and layers of pretence and sophistry, but when you penetrate to the heartless heart of the matter, the leftist is really telling you that he knows better how to ruin your life, and that decisions made by a central authority are superior to those made by you morons. Believe it or not, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid know better how to take care of your health than you do.”
~ One Cosmos ~
The Dershowitz: “The precedent this would establish for suppressing material because it might be offensive or might lead to this, it would give Muslim extremists veto about what we can read, what we can hear. It harkens back to the [Muhammad] cartoon issues and other forms of censorship. We should not censor because if we publish it will offend the sensibilities of people who don’t share our values.”
~ THE REAL BARACK OBAMA— Aaron Klein Investigative Radio Today; Obama Blames High Oil Prices on Big Oil Execs and Lobbyists; Vote Kids and More Soros Globalist Breadcrumbs; Obamacare, It’s for the Children. ADHD Drugs on FDA’s Shortage List; Batchelor: Pakistan Mordor; Al Qaeda ‘Playbook’: Recruit Minorities to Carry Out Terrorist Attacks?; Hostile Coach POTUS Disdains Profits; Dershowitz: ‘Pictures Will Be Leaked’; ‘23 Tools To Brainwash and Influence People Through Media’ …. (therealbarackobama)
~ WHILE OBAMA GOLFED, Pamela Geller notes the latest butchery in the name of Allah …. (atlasshrugs)
~ LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, the President of the United States Welcomes You to Your Own “Personal Recession!” …. (americandigest)
~ THE OBAMASPHERE— Hate Speech Makes a Comeback, by Patrick J. Buchanan …. (takimag)
~ GOOF-OFF OBAMA Goes Golfing For 7th Straight Week, 68th Round Since Taking Office …. (weaselzippers)
~ LSU LEFTIST Given the OK to Torch US Flag on Campus …. (gatewaypundit)
~ WE ARE NOW IN in the fifth month of Barack Obama’s third year in office. Unemployment is at 9.0 percent. We’re about 7 million jobs short of where things stood when Obama took office. Economic growth in the first quarter was 1.8 percent. Housing prices have fallen for 57 consecutive months …. (commentarymag)
~ CLASS ACT Bush Breaks Silence on Bin Laden Killing, Takes No Credit, Praises Intelligence Services, Navy SEALs …. (weaselzippers)
~ THE NEW CIVILITY— Obama Mocks Conservative Americans at Mexican Border: “They Won’t Be Satisfied Until They Get a Moat With Alligators Along the Border” …. (gatewaypundit)
~ ICKY WOMENS! Just airbrushing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Counterterrorism Director Audrey Tomason out of a picture? …. (getreligion)
~ THE PROPHET MOSES.. er.. Obama Quotes Scripture to Defend Illegal Aliens by Comparing Them to the Enslaved Jews Leaving Egypt …. (weaselzippers)
~ WHY DO YOU THINK Obama’s being so cagey about releasing ANY photographic evidence related to the bin-Laden execution? …. (macadamia.blog)
~ ONE OF OBAMA’S CRAZIES in the WH: another REALLY final solution, wishes sick puppy sweet little Audrey Tomason …. (sondrakistan)
~ DIMWIT DHIMMI President to Renew Muslim Outreach; in utterly unrelated news, FBI, DOJ, DHS assure Muslim leaders they’re exempt from scrutiny …. (freerep, atlasshrugs2K)
~ ILLINOIS lawmaker: Let’s tax parents of obese kids …. stltoday)
~ OSAMA IS DEAD. Now What Should I Feel? Fr. Peter-Michael Preble …. (orthodoxytoday)
~ WINK, WINK: Militancy Through Suggestion – The Subtle Advocacy of Violence …. (gatewaypundit)
~ VOLCKER WARNS of danger from US deficit …. (sergesblog.blog)
~ BEHOLD The First Amendment at Work! …. (theblogmocracy)
~ SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL— King & Spalding, a major U.S. law firm, buckled under pressure from the Human Rights Campaign, reneging on its contract to represent the U.S. House of Representatives in defending the D.O.M.A. — Defense of Marriage Act …. (anglican-mainstream)
~ OBAMA LACKEY & HuffPo Contributor Compares Radical Cop-Killer Promoting Poet ‘Common’ to Pope.. cuz, you know, the Pope is evil and everything …. (gatewaypundit)
~ WIKILEAKS Exposes North American Integration Plot …. (freerepublic)
~ SENATE Democrats Support Aid Cutoff to Palestinian “Unity” Regime …. (commentarymag)
~ NEVER MIND those Navy SEALs and their helicopter crews, or the CIA guys and gals on the ground; Barack Obama is so heroic!; WaPo Writer Tries His Damnedest to Expose the Osama-Kill SEAL Team’s Location …. (americanthinker)
~ DISTRAUGHT Fishermen Are Attempting Suicide After One Year of Obama Job-Killing Regulations …. (gatewaypundit)
~ DON’T LOOK! IT’S FAR TOO GRUESOME! The White House had no problem declaring a “mission accomplished” today with reports of the creation of new jobs …. (drsanity.blog)
Progressive Farming 2011, Obama-style
~ ECO-JOYNESS! Dems’ Dream Come True… Gas Prices Force Farmers to Ditch Tractors For Oxen …. (gatewaypundit)
~ OBAMA’S ineligibility: May the Constitution rest in peace …. (canadafreepress)
~ SUPER-POTUS! Why is HIS bravery; HIS gutsiness in the face of danger; HIS part in this operation being so overly emphasized and overplayed?? Did you know that Navy SEALs were also involved? …. (drsanity.blog)
~ GLORIOUS LEADER! No One Can Opt Out of Obama’s “Presidential” Cellphone Alerts …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ FUN WITH WARMONGERS— Obama Regime Lawyers Looking for Ways to Bypass Congress and Continue Libya War as 60-Day Legal Deadline Looms; in unrelated news, pandering White House to Host Libyan Rebels Today …. (weaselzippers)
~ OBAMA’S Incoherence or Hypocrisy: Syria, the Massacres …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ THE CALIFORNIA RINO— Al and Arnold: The Not So Odd Couple of Montecito …. (americandigest)
~ BINKS TOLDJA SO— Bill Clinton Wants US or UN to Create Internet Truth Agency… Full blown crazy! “The former president may be interested to know that there is an independent structure already in place for combatting false Internet rumors. It’s called the Internet” …. (Wz, mcj)
~ WHAT DO JUDGES wear beneath their black robes? Mostly likely tie-dyed t-shirts, hemp belts, and peace symbols …. (firstthings)
~ SUPER-BRAVE Obama Still Hasn’t Condemned Exploding Violence Against Egypt’s Christians …. (weaselzippers)
~ SPENCER: Obama’s Abominable ‘Respect’ for Bin Laden Burial Rites …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ WHY HILLARY Clinton Cannot be Taken Seriously …. (commentarymagazine)
~ THE NATIVITY STORY– How the Media Falsify Obama’s Origins Story: “After reading Remnick and Scott, the public has absolutely no idea whether Dunham married Obama Sr. and where Dunham spent the next seven months. The story the two reporters tell us about the first year of Obama’s life is conspicuously and consciously false.” …. (americanthinker)
~ JINDAL RELEASES Birth Certificate. Hmmmm— Jindal for Prez? …. (creativeminorityreport)
~ EXTRA-CREEPY! Texas House to TSA: Hands off the Anus, Sexual Organs, Buttocks, and Breasts …. (weaselzippers)
~ DEAD RAT BOUNCE— When you are the President and something goes right, you get the credit …. (creativeminorityreport)
~ BARACK H. Obama Foundation, Run By Obama’s Polygamist Muslim Half-Brother, a Fraud — No Evidence of Madrassa or Imam’s Home it Claimed to Have Built …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.. Knowing that the Transportation Security Agency is protecting me from infant terrorists …. (mcj.com)
~ AT LAST: The Barack Obama SEAL Team Six Action Figure …. (michellemalkin)
“What if we’ve already had the Reformation of Islam and jihadism is it?”
~ Mark Steyn ~
~ AN AMERICAN in the Paris of the Middle East: Michael Totten’s important, prescient reporting from Lebanon …. (city-journal.org)
~ THE FALSE SENSE of security, the Kabuki theater of the absurd, what we call the TSA screening process is simply a joke …. (americanthinker)
~ PUNDITA— Four recent reports from Long War Journal underscore serious threats from Pakistan-assisted terrorism continue to grow …. (pundita.blog)
~ THE TRIAL THAT Still Must Come — The Death of Osama bin Laden and the Limits of Human Justice …. (albertmohler)
~ ZANFIPPA— Yes: to these religionists, ‘modesty‘ is more important than the truth!!! …. (xanthippa)
~ THE RISE AND RISE of a pity-for-Osama lobby: How did ‘I hate bin Laden and I’m glad he’s dead’ become the most shocking thing one can say in polite society? …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ BRITISH TALIBAN CONTINUE to Intimidate Unveiled Women, Threaten to Execute Gays …. (weaselzippers)
~ IDIOT AMERICAN Convert to Islam Injured While Making Powerful Bomb… Jihadi work accident, near miss …. (weaselzippers)
~ JEW-LOVING EGYPT: Tens of Thousands Gather in Tahrir Square to Protest Against Da Joooos …. (weaselzippers)
~ BRENDAN O`NEILL— This pity for bin Laden is just pacifist-nihilism. The chattering-class consensus that it was illegal for America to bump off bin Laden is not as radical as some people think …. (spiked-online)
~ SYRIAN ARCHBISHOP Warns if Regime Falls the Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood Will Seize Power, Christians Face Sectarian Violence.. The “Arab Spring” will ultimately lead to the religious cleansing of Christian communities that date back to the time of Christ …. (weaselzippers)
~ THE DEATH OF Bin Laden and Obama’s Re-Election Prospects …. (pajamasmedia)
~ DANGER! Don’t Encourage Arab Revolutions, Melkite Patriarch Tells Western Leaders …. (freerepublic)
‘The Muslim world is certainly “getting to Denmark”. It’s also getting to the Netherlands, to Austria, to France, and beyond. In Scandinavia and in other advanced western societies, the state grows ever bolder in constraining freedom of expression and other core western liberties. In the interests of enforcing the state religion of a hollow and delusional “multiculturalism”, basic tenets of Fukuyama’s “rule of law” – including due process, the truth as defence, and equality before the law – are tossed aside in the multiculti version of heresy trials. As recent decisions in Michigan suggest, America is not immune to this trend.’
~ One Cosmos ~
~ THOSE PICTURES— What bugs me is the metaphor: Obama says the United States won’t put out the pictures because “we don’t need to spike the football.” …. (drsanity.blog)
~ FUN-LOVING— Muslim Mobs Attack Christian Churches in Egypt, 12 Dead; Christian Dhimmitude in the Middle East; Egyptian Copts, Reeling From Violence, Want Protection; Muslims attack Coptic Christians in Egypt — while the new “enlightened” government looks the other way …. (eyeontheun, frontpagemag)
~ FUN WITH SLANDER— Christians Accused of Trying to Turn Malaysia Into Christian State …. (christianpost)
~ ATLAS SHRUGS— CAIR/Sheepshead Bay Mosque Attorney Lamis Deek Using Islamic Jew-Hatred to Strike Fear and Loathing of FBI …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ BOSTOM— Western Freedom, James Freeman Clarke, and the Bin Laden Burial; Educating Nina Shea— What Classical and Modern Koranic Commentaries Teach About Koran 1:7; Did Naval Burial Ceremony for Bin Laden Curse Jews and Christians, and Confer Pardon and Paradise on the Muslim Mass Murderer? …. (andrewbostom.org)
~ MASS MURDERER Fidel Castro Denounces Bin Laden Hit, by Humberto Fontova– Are the communist dictator’s utterances still taken seriously? …. (frontpagemag)
~ CUDDLY BUDDIES— ISI-bin Laden links as seen by U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in 2002. Read it and weep; also Amrullah Saleh tipped off Pakistan’s president four years ago that bin Laden was near Abbottabad; Saleh says Mullah Omar in Karachi protected by ISI …. (pundita.blog)
~ MANUFACTURING Dissent — Noam Chomsky defends his not-so-secret admirer — Osama bin Laden …. (frontpagemag)
~ IRSHAD MANJI had a provocative piece in the Wall Street Journal this weekend …. (getreligion.org)
~ THE DARK NIGHT OF ISLAM— Michael Knox Beran writes: The last six months have proved a climacteric in the history of Islam …. (instapundit)
~ MORE PUNDITA— An Irish Shaggy Dog story, or one of the two reasons the Afghan War has dragged on forever …. (pundita.blog)
~ NATIONAL DISGRACE: Columbia to Award Top Honors to “Terror TV” Al-Jazeera …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ THE REAL JIHAD: Dry Runs and Probes; Man screaming “allahu akbar” storms cockpit in flight to San Francisco, gets ass handed to him by alert crew, passengers …. (gatesofvienna.blog, hotair, atlasshrugs2000)
~ TENNESSEE— A few days back, Orthodox Jews were removed from flight …no, wait — it was imams, so the story takes a decidedly different turn …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ CATHOLIC leader fears Islamic takeover in Egypt …. (freerepublic)
~ WHY CHRISTIANS Should Rejoice That UBL Is Dead and in Hell …. (boldcolors.ca)
~ WILL THE Muslim Brotherhood Take Over Egypt? An Interview With One of Its Leaders …. (slate.com)
~ THE BLOODY Assad Declares Victory, Calls Obama and Clinton “Not Too Bad” …. (commentarymagazine)
~ VLAD TEPES— NYT Video on Egyptian state failing; Muslims Attack Christian Protesters in Egypt, Over 100 Injured; Parents forced by state to send kids out of home school to regular school for ‘better socialization’; Someone is going to do something in France; New English Review: Set the BBC record straight on EDL related event …. (vladtepesblog)
~ UK: MUSLIM murders non-Muslim woman after texting, “I’m gonna send that kaffir bitch straight to hell” …. (sheikyermami)
~ OSAMA SLEEPS WIT DA FISHES— Bin Laden’s Sons Outraged Over Father’s Burial at Sea. Not so much over paternal mass-murder and stuff …. (gatewaypundit)
~ PAK COURT Orders Government to Complain to UN, OIC That Muslim Feelings Are Being Hurt …. (weaselzippers)
~ OU WILL BE SLAVES! Penn: Using the hijab to promote Islam to middle school kids …. (creepingsharia)
~ BEWARES— Turkey continues its gallop away from secularism and toward Islam and Sharia …. (jihadwatch)
~ INTIFADAH 3.0? Rioting Arabs Try to Storm Jewish Homes in Old Jerusalem …. (sheikyermami)
~ AS IT HAPPENS, The Spanish Inquisition was right about Islamofascists …. (omdurman.org)
~ A BAD SEASON— The Arab Spring unmasks itself …. (nationalreview)
~ SIGCARLFRED— The Guantanamo “suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ HAMAS HEARTS FATAH? To End The Blockade Tomorrow: Renounce Terror …. (transmontanus.blog)
~ IOWAHAWK— lolterizt! Part 131 …. (imao)