“In everything you do, act without grumbling or arguing;
prove yourselves innocent and straightforward,
children of God beyond reproach
in the midst of a twisted and depraved generation –
among whom you shine like the stars in the sky.”
~ Philippians 2:14-15 ~
A New Book
* Brenda sent Teh Binksmeister a copy of the book. Bribes always welcome, no positive review or treatment will necessarily ensue. It is a sad, compelling, fact-full tome, however. Makes me sad.
Do Some Good
~ PAIN INCREASING for Pastor Saeed … (aclj.org)
The Truth Will Out
~ ITEM: Left-wing media turning on Obama over his foreign policy failures
~ A FUNDAMENTAL DIVIDE in modernity is between those who understand truth and reality to be givens, and those who think of “creating reality” or “making truth”. The latter used to be called living in denial, or lying, but taken to a high enough level, it gainst some respectability, apparently.
One of the reasons I’m so glad that the internet is still relativly free, is the tendency of big-gov big-schemers to want to impose their various projects on the populace without criticism, fact-checking, or the rest of the story. The olden-time media still operate somewhat as the voice of the socialist establishment of the West– and yet…
Binks thinks the internets have actually encouraged some old-media types to report verboten, politically incorrect, or dangerous news– that, and the stalwart nature of good British journalists who’ve never stopped commenting on American politics, delusions, and the Obama Crime Syndicate.
It remains to be seen how long freedom, blogging, and alternative media will be allowed on the internet. As I’ve said before, I consider it a Providential mercy of God that this military tool become internets happened now, just at the time that the technological and political dangers of our Western civilizations threaten our freedoms, rights, laws, and society. We must keep using it, not least because Truth Is True, God is Truth, and eharts can still be changed and converted behind the lines.
Back in the Binks Anglican Blogging Days, I was always surprised (when I checked such things) how many government & military visits I had from the U.S. and Canada– some of it idle, no doubt, but some of it probably higher-ups interested in the variety of news I carried, and keeping up-to-date and stuff.
Since the giant NSA/ FBI/ CIA/ Secret Groups are vacuuming everything up, including this blog, why not say the truth, pass on the rest of the story, and remember that we– all of us– are fighting a battle in life, and the hearts of many can be swayed by the touch of truth, kindly put.
After all, as that rebel scum Mark Steyn has said (see my blog-topper) “They’ll Have To Kill Us All!” A day or two ago I watched an allegedly scary movie about people trapepd in a haunted place. I got the idea that apparitions or ghostyl assaults would be unpleasant, but (a) Where was God in the flick? and (b) So they kill you. Very sad, but if you love God, it’s not the end, right? It kinda ruined the “ooga-booga!” factor, but it wasn’t a good movie anyway.
The Soviets thought the thousands of dead in the Gulags were silenced forever– then they made the mistake of the midnight knock on the door of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who made it his calling and crusade to speak for the murdered and lost prisoners, that the world, and history, might account for the truth behind the beguiling Soviet lie.
We Wee Free Bloggers
We free-bloggers in the West– like the Christians of the West– have not yet begun to really suffer for freedom, or the faith. If such times come, we will have work to do then, as well. And if the whole glorious foolish disgusting world goes down into some fascist/ Caliphate dark age, there will be things to be done there, too.
Look for hope, work for truth, do good here and everywhere as you have opportunity, and no matter what comes next, the power of the individual is still the foundation for any hope for our societies, and our civilization. ~
Them Harpies & Betas Love Death
~ ITEM: The Barren Wombs of Smart Women
~ ITEM: The Unsurprising Sexism of Male Progressives, by Kathy Shaidle
~ ITEM: Breast cancer related to abortion explodes in Asia; coverup continues in the West
~ ITEM: The ‘sleep with anyone you want’ guide to dating: How a year of one-night-stands led one woman to the man of her dreams
~ ITEM: Yes, Liberalism IS a Mental Disorder
~ ITEM: “Because in the pro-abort world, women are merely animals, incapable of controlling their sexual urges, right?”
~ ITEM: Professor J. Budziszewski
~ THE MORE YOU LOOK at communism & the sexual revolution, the more you notice women got totally suckered. They take the dangerous Pill; they abort (at least 1/2 of the kids being female); they enjoy the resulting depression and breast cancer and difficult pregnancies; they are more likely to catch STDS; their attempts to be man-like in the business world cost them more in stress, heart-attacks, and grief of separation from children; and the progressive men get to walk away scot-free, having milked all the cows they wish, while never paying for much of it.
Kathy Shaidle has recently written “The Unsurprising Sexism of Male Progressives”, reminding us of the forbidden fact that men can be pigs, no matter their politically correct bona fides. And the stone-throwing atheist crowd also turns out to live in moral glass houses, too.
As former college atheist Professor J. Budziszewski has written, there’s a lot to be gained by trying to erase God from the universe.. including sin, consequences, morality, guilt, and restraint on human evil. That’s lots of motivation.
People Is People
It’s a reminder that despite the propaganda, people are people– and that alleged “liberators” have a variety of motives– some of them black, predictable and deniable under the revolution they are using to excuse themselves. Sin is sin, and denying that basic human reality– that we trespass against God and neighbour, that we fall short for bad reasons, and try to cover it up, forget, or justify it as not being wrong.
The other dirty fact about a lot of radicals– there’s more than a little severe emotional, mental, and personal illness, masquerading as radicalism. Since the Usual Causes allow you to obsess about the sins and failings and blindspots of everybody except yourself and your like-minded mob, there’s a motivation there to go radical, instead of going to the mirror, minding your own business, and removing the timber from your own eye before ranting about the splinter in someone else’s eye.
Nutcase, heal thyself. ~
To Remember Them
~ ITEM: Tyburn Convent
~ ITEM: A visually compelling new documentary on the monastic life
~ ITEM: Egyptian Girl, 10, Killed Heading Home From Bible Class
~ ITEM: Christians in Britain are not persecuted, but they are around the world
~ IT IS THE GREAT WARNING and tragedy of the late Middle Ages and beginning of the modern that it started with a very modern Police State. I’m blaming the Tudors.
England may be the mother of Parliaments, but she is also the mother of state surveillance, death-camps, government expropriation, show-trials and kangaroo courts, citizens spying on one another, thought-police, the crushing of faith and conscience by torture, enforcing government-created unreality.. all of it. How very 20th century and– increasingly– the 21st century.
Recently we’ve seen German film-makers exploring their own past with very powerful and interesting films about the Nazis– The Black Book, Downfall, Priestblock, The White Rose just to name a few. It is an act of remembrance not to glorify the past, but to ponder, remember, reject, to learn from history.
The Big Lie
The extended miseries and devastation of the English Reformation– an act of erasure, of historical-scale violence, of destruction of churches and art and monasteries and rural life extending over a century, leading to civil war and countless deaths– is still somewhat in a for of verboten, and deliberate forgetting. Anglican historiography from the 16th century created a whole “England as God’s Instrument” which continues to this day– the Winds That Defeated The Armada and all that.
Ruined monasteries may be very evocative and romantic and photogenic, but let’s remember that they were actually centeres of learning, prayer, local industry, economic power outside government and the Big City; wealth not in the hands of the King or Queen. Protestant polemic would have every community of monks and nuns to be brothel-like mobs of slackers, but that’s propaganda, not reality. For every notorious sinner, there were ten ordinary and a few truly amazing people– scholars, preachers, professors, and saints. Many of them received the special attention of the King’s torturers and executioners– as we have seen in the 20th and 21st century, dictators most dislike being shown up for what they are by men and women with the truth and courage on their side.
Behind the propaganda is the big grab by easy-spending Henry– a Billion or so that he quickly frittered away, having impoverished the nation, murdered countless monks and nuns and clergy, and wounded the English Church with an injury which endures to this day. Having decalred most of his people to be traitors, he forced them to become criminals, liars, violaters of conscience, informers, and created a divided English soul.. seen in every city, village, town, and parish church.
Thus, the bloody gallows at Tyburn in London are in fact hallowed by the blood of saints and martyrs to the modern tyrant-state. A Benedictine Convent is there now, for the truth cannot be destroyed– only forgotten. The heroes of the Reformation like Cranmer and others come to be seen in a true light– as willing tools of tyrant-power, aiders and abettors, persecutors, willing to overturn Church and Law and human dignity to destroy England as she had been, according to the bloody will of the Tudor tyrants.
Around the world at this hour, Christians are suffering persecution, torment, destruction of churches, and death for their faith. Just because they are not Westerners should not confuse or distract us; just because the American President is funding many of the persecutors should not deflect us.
They Is Us
If you are a Christian, these are your Christian brothers and sisters– if you and they attain heaven, yo uwill dwell with them forever, with ties stronger than mere earthly flesh and blood; in their suffering, Christ the Lord himself is being persecuted; in their witness, we are being called to do what we can to help them and allow their voices to be heard now and as long as we can.
It will be to the eternal credit of Americans that they did so much and fought so hard against the Armenian Genocides. It will be to the eternal shame and regret of America that she has done so little against the current flood of Christian blood and tears in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. ~
August 13, 2013– There has been at least 10 churches attacked so far, in less then 3 hours. Here is a list of a few
St. Abraam and St. Mary Church, Delga village – Minya
St. Mina Church, Abu Hilal – Minya
St. George Church – Sohag
St. Maximus church, street 45 – Alexandria
St. Tawadros Monastery – Nazla Fayoum
St. Mary church – Nazla Fayoum
Deir Mawas Diocese – Minya
Friends of the Bible community – Al Fayoum
A Little More Mystery, Alex!
~ ITEM: Alex Jones
~ I LISTEN TO & sometimes link to Constitutionalist Conspiracy guy Alex Jones, not because he’s always right, but because some of his concerns are valid, and he’s broken a lot of real news that the mainstream media pooh-poohed, or binned.. and later reported on.
My main objection to his way of looking at world news is.. there’s no mystery-spaces in his world. It all fits together in a big evil systemic puzzle, and God’s providence and the Devil’s malice and the fallibility of people & governments and the possibility of simpler explanations, human stupid, and Shite Just Happens.
On the other hand, big government (suckled by Big taxes) has a much larger scope for fiddling about and doing bad and fooling most of the people most of the time. It gets worse when you have U.S. Governments– especially since WW2– actually plotting, scheming, lying, and doing things to “defend” America– Ewen Cameron & MKUltra; The planned attack on the U.S.S. Liberty; The Patriot Act; the NSA data-mining everybody; the scamming of the last two U.S. elections, covered up by Democrat bureaucrats. And it gets even worse with Obama, since he’s a conspiracy-guy extraordinaire: Fast & Furious.. to influence gun-laws; Loot to Terrorists in Libya, Egypt & Syria (and related cover-ups); the total-surveillance state; the NDAA and “yeah, we can kill Americans if we want”; and on it goes.
Republics & democracies are messy, unstable, complicated, unpredictable, and don’t work well with those of authoritarian bent. You can’t just issue and executive order and get stuff done as you will, when you will. Our life in the West is a limited form of freedom, circumscribed thought & action; mandatory big-tax, and ever-growing government.
Even alleged “opponents” of big government like Canucki PM Stephen Harper has allowed big-gov fungus to grow 14% over the past decade. As I write, 10% of Canadians work for the government, and rule us indirectly though unelected, unaccountable, and generally Left-wing (since Big-Gov is best for bureaucrats). We are a heart-attack or giant political scandal away from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who will do for Canadia what Obama has done for America, and what Liberal Premiers have done for the provinces.
Finale, In Contusion
So– beware taking Alex Jones and his like-minded types who “Have It All Figured Out”; at the same time, while checking and considering his news & information as potentially verifiable and important.
When it comes to a police-state, I do think that Europe and North America have a lot of people in power who would be more than glad to lock up society into neat little chains. Lots of people will bend the knee, turn informant, work in the little grey offices, put up the spy-cams, move paper and digital files around, and knock on the door at 2am, and disappear the dissidents.
It HAS happened elsewhere.. it can happen here– will it happen here? ~
So Saith Teh Binks
Random Binky Linkies
~ HILLBILLY GOODNESS— ‘Duck Dynasty’ Premiere Shatters Cable Records With 11.8 Million Viewers; ‘Duck Dynasty’ Brother Reveals Why He Was Kicked Out of a New York City Hotel This Week; Trump Hotel Not Apologizing for Booting Duck Dynasty Star … (Various)
~ BINKS-WORTHY Prefab Dome Home: The Great Alternative Small House? … (tinyhousepins.com)
~ MORE FEAR MONGERING: Study Claims Global Warming Is Causing Apples To Lose Their Crunch … (weaselzippers)
~ A ROUSING ZERO Attendance At Climate Change Rally … (westernjournalism.com)
~ MEANWHILE, IN REALITY? Major Danish Daily Warns: “Globe May Be On Path To Little Ice Age… Much Colder Winters… Dramatic Consequences”! … (notrickszone.com)
~ THE SCAMSTERS— IPCC doubles down: 95% sure on AGW while unable to explain why there has been no warming over past 16 years … (hockeyschtick.blog)
~ CLEARLY INSANE Environmentalists Pushing to Give Mother Nature a “Right to Life” … (lifenews)
~ VAHRENHOLT Thrashes Leading IPCC, Former NCAR Scientist In Hamburg Debate! … (notrickszone.com)
~ MOST GEOSCIENTISTS Reject Global Warming Theory … (powerlineblog)
~ GONE MISSING— Lost! Models Missing Gigantic 1.9 Billion Hiroshima Bombs Of Heat… Has Anyone Seen It By Chance? … (notrickszone.com)
~ ISRAEL’S SUPREME COURT has outlawed water fluoridation, saying that the practice must end by 2014.. on the grounds that fluoride has adverse effects on the thyroid, brain and bones, and is an unethical form of mass-medication … (livescience.com)
~ GERMAN POLITICIANS are in race to see who can
waste the most money on the green-scam come up looking like the most dedicated world climate rescuer … (notrickszone.com)
~ MARK @ NRO – Consensus in Egypt … (nationalreview)
~ STEYN on People– Kay. Why? … (steynonline)
~ THE STEYN Boomlet Begins: Mark Goes All Palmy and Civis Romanus Sum … (hughhewitt)
~ LEBENSRAUM! The New York Times catches up to Steyn … (nationalreview)
~ ARE AMERICAN racists being left behind in the global economy? … (nationalreview)
~ SENATOR Steyn has a suggestion for Putin … (twitchy.com)
~ EZRA ON Professional protesters … (sunnewsnetwork.ca)
~ LOOK AT ME! “It’s easy for journalists to cover a protest rally. And that’s who most modern protests are targeting — the media. It’s an exercise in PR” … (ezralevant)
~ DER SHAIDLE— Talk Radio Watch: audio highlights from the week in conservative talk radio; What’s the most painless way to kill yourself?; ‘Canada is full of charities that would sooner machine-gun their own headquarters than sacrifice their ability to issue tax receipts’; Instant classic: Ezra Levant vs hilariously ignorant anti-oil protesters (video); Ed Driscoll: ‘Network’ was not supposed to be a user’s manual; ‘Here are ten other things that drive me insane about young people’; Creepy that the movie has made $57 million in Japan so far; Heads up to Ann Coulter: Alas, liberals already think peanut butter sandwiches are racist; ‘No wonder Nixon won re-election,’ says one commenter (video); ‘All Bar and no Mitzvah’; So I was sexually abused by my parents for nothing?; More Proof Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote; “What was behind the sudden boom of apparitions in late 19th century America?”; Right and Left Establishment just hear the word ‘racist’ automatically now; GenX dream girl Phoebe Cates turns 50: My NEW post at PJM … (fivefeetoffury.com)
~ ARABIC WRITING on a police car in London, Canada. Excuse me? In Canada we speak English or French, we don’t read Arabic … (facebook)
~ BLAZING CATFUR— Police probe Mayor Rob Ford friends who sought crack video; ‘Zombie pigeon epidemic’ in Moscow; Forget about it Jake… It’s Sweden – Blind man will have to pay a TV license fee; God cries in the Middle East; A case of ‘honour’; The Star: Toronto Muslim Killed During Muslim Brotherhood’s Officially Declared “Day Of Rage” Was Attending “Peaceful Protest”; COREN: Stop the persecution; Girls Escaping Forced Marriage By Wearing Spoons; Police anti-terrorism class canceled amid concerns from Muslim group; “Please don’t, please don’t, my baby, my baby.”; Justin Does The Full Dhimmi … (BC)
“Catholic” Justin Does The Full Dhimmi
~ JIHADWATCH— Ancient Egyptian Christian Monastery Set Aflame; Dozens of churches attacked, 100s dead, as radical Islamists in Egypt reportedly increase the violence against and persecution of Christians … (jihadwatch.org)
~ MERCATORNET— Seriously, is this mommy business really worth it?; More siblings means less divorce risk; Maasai nomads get wise, to trademark their brand; Lincoln’s command to kill Confederate prisoners in retaliation for massacres of black Union soldiers—helps frame our view of presidential military power; Only if the West recovers its robust confidence in reason can it confront the challenge of Muslim extremism; Battle of the myths: Game of Thrones v. Lord of the Rings; The Wong way forward for Australia; Only if the West recovers its robust confidence in reason can it confront the challenge of Muslim extremism … (mercatornet.com)
~ SCARAMOOCHY— Latest “Human Rights” Mausoleum Nuttiness; Saudi Royal With Stake in Fox News Fired by Saudis for MuBros Ties; OHHHHHklahoma Where the Sharia Comes Sweepin’ Down the Plain; It Couldn’t Have Happened to a “Nicer” Zion-Loather; “They care about pigs more than they care about Jews.”; Funny, He Doesn’t Look Hebrewish; A Definition Double Standard … (scaramouchee.blog)
~ CRANMER BLOG— Archbishop of Canterbury ‘snubs’ RSPCA — not; The representation of Egypt in the Western media is completely wrong; The other day Dave had a Damascene experience … (archbishop-cranmer.blog)
~ STOPPING HATE SPEECH spread via Internet tops agenda of UN anti-racism committee … (un.org)
~ SOBERING THOUGHTS— Evidence-based policy needs more than evidence; Never let an Act of God go to waste (exploitative and dishonest Ontario Liberals edition); New York City is the third most segregated city in America; Potential for Auditor General review of Senate expense scandal to be Harper’s Adscam; Bleeding Heart Libertarians symposium on The Problem of Political Authority; Two on the NSA debunking you have nothing to fear if you aren’t doing anything wrong argument; The advice given to the GOP after the 2012 election might look really silly in four or eight years; Obama’s complaint: Washington isn’t normal so he gets to ignore the Constitution; Oprah, fabulist: Ed Driscoll at PJ Media begins a must-read column … (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ VANDERBILT U, Religious Freedom, and the Restrictive Campus Environment … (e2.ma/webview)
~ MERE COMMENTS— Great News: Reading the Bible in Public is Legal in California; Mere Links 08.16.13; Please pray for the lives and safety of our fellow Christians in Egypt and the middle east as they suffer through this perilous time; Want To Protect Women in West Virginia?; In his novel Bleak House, Charles Dickens mocked the slow, laborious, and kabukiesque procedures of the Chancery courts in the United Kingdom … (touchstonemag)
~ BUSYBODY LAWLESS JUDGES— Oklahoma’s ban on Sharia law thrown out by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange … (tulsaworld.com)
~ IMAGINATIVE CONSERVATIVE— Churchill’s “Thoughts & Adventures”: A Classic of 20th Century Prose; G.K. Chesterton and the Dandelion: The Romance of Receptiveness; Do Christian Kids Need Christian Education?; Talking, Reading, Writing, Listening; Individual and Community in The Scarlet Letter; Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Jacobin in King Arthur’s Court; Hookup Culture: Two Views … (theimaginativeconservative)
~ THE NEW ARTICLE of faith for Canadian Law schools: same-sex marriage … (lifesitenews)
~ THE PRO-LIFE homily that rocked the world and caused 3 priests to be beheaded … (lifesitenews)
~ LAURA ROSEN COHEN— Remember the old joke, how many camels for your daughter?; “Under the new law, individuals can also opt to remain outside the gender binary altogether.”; The militarization of America has been nicely documented by Mark Steyn among others; Do Islamists ever not have “days of rage”?; “Obama came of age in the Chicago school of politics in which using official agencies to bully the opposition is a commonplace“; “Don’t take a back seat to anyone!”; Caveat: I play the role of the mean, hateful, nasty conservative!; If more people stopped being gutless cowards, then nobody would be able to bully them!; Why aren’t the Muslims offered the vegetarian or fish options, instead of forcing the dirty, infidel heathen kufars to opt out of hallal?; Behold: The Islamic Jihadi Suicide Bombing Boobies of Doom!; This is disgraceful and this will lead to the deaths of many American children; The President of the United States is not smart, and not accomplished … (endofyourarm.com)
~ FACEBOOK Reverses Decision On Blasphemous page … (christiannewsservice.com)
~ MARK SHEA— The Deep Hostility of the Homosexualist Movement; Duuuuuuuuude!; Shea’s Rule of Thumb for Evaluating Art; WaPo: “Keep Our Charnel Houses Filthy!”; Another Praise Report! Plus Prayer Requests. And a chance to do a Work of Mercy; I’ve lost track … (markshea)
~ LIKE THEIR SECULAR EQUIVALENTS there is no amount of blood and misery which the revolutionaries will not unleash on the loyal principled opponents: “The Episcopal Church in South Carolina has announced it will depose over 100 clergy loyal to the Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence and the breakaway Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina”. … (geoconger)
~ JUDGE: FORIEGNERS can sue U.S. pastor over sermons– Lets ‘gays’ claim of ‘crime against humanity’ proceed … (wnd.com)
~ WINTERY KNIGGIT— Should young people be dating before they are ready to get married?; Physicist Luke Barnes previews Craig-Krauss debate in Sydney, Australia; New study finds highest-ever risk of breast cancer from abortion; AF first sergeant faces reprisals from gay boss for refusing to affirm homosexuality; Physicist Frank Tipler on the usefulness of refereed journals, then and now; Gay activists pressure D.C. mayor to remove ex-gay singer from MLK memorial concert; Which culture condones killing young girls or throwing acid in their faces?; Why do Christians leave the faith? Dashed expectations of a “nice” God; Apologetics 315 interviews Dr. Phil Fernandes on apologetic preaching; Harry Reid: Obamacare is “absolutely” a step towards single payer health care system; Why do Christians leave the faith? The surprising importance of apologetics; Left-wing media turning on Obama over his foreign policy failures; 19 facts about illegal immigration … (winteryknight)
~ MEDIA-WARS: ‘Absolutely not accurate’: REAL Women’s Gwen Landolt slams CBC for misquote on gay death penalty … (lifesitenews.com)
~ SASKATOON Truth Assault begins, Whatcott invites himself to Canadian Bar Association conference! … (freenorthamerica.ca)
~ GLOBAL POWER GRAB— The Cultural Marxists’ Strategic Assault on Religion, Life & Family, by Patrick F. Fagan & William L. Saunders … (touchstonemag.com)
~ THE PROPAGANDA— Egyptian Civil War Begins. US Islamists Know Which Side They’re On; When vocalizing hate crosses over into incitement to violence… well, we have laws for that, don’t we?; Cultural Marxists Take Over Civil Rights Movement … (propagandistmag)
~ FIRST FREEDOMS— Victory: “No Atheists in Foxholes” Article Reinstated on Chaplain’s Website … (aclj.org)
~ UNWATCH— U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power opposes Ziegler’s UN candidacy; UN’s World Food Program asked Kofi Annan to remove Jean Ziegler for harming hungry people; Urge Swiss to Withdraw Nomination of Qaddafi Ally to UN Rights Post; UK, Canada protest Mugabe’s UN tourism summit … (blog.unwatch.org)
~ BRIAN LILLEY shares an important lesson with parents about keeping an eye on what their kids are doing … (sunnewsnetwork.ca)
~ THE PROPER WAY— The best Christian writers (O’Connor, Tolkien, Lewis, Chesterton) didn’t write Christian fiction, they wrote fiction. Their worldview isn’t absent from their books, but they don’t subordinate their story to a message. Likewise, [J. Mark] Bertrand’s allegiance is to his genre, characters, and plot, not to a fictional conversion narrative or religious epiphany. He’s just writing good crime fiction … (firstthings)
~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON— Egyptians Enraged by U.S. Outreach to Muslim Brotherhood; Walls of Hate: Anti-Christian Graffiti Vandalizes Egypt; In our unheroic age, victimhood has replaced valiant struggle; A system of voluntary tax compliance cannot survive a dishonest IRS; Al Qaeda Flag Flies High Above Christian Churches … (victorhanson.com)
~ ALL IS CALM! Ignore all that “noise” about the NSA. Trust your government! (And if you don’t, we’ll find out about it,) … (wannabeanglican.blog)
~ GET RELIGION— Hey, you put your opinion in my news!; A front-page puff piece on same-sex marriage; Saith the WPost: So what’s really going on in Egypt?; Sex and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Christian Science Monitor shows how it’s done; It’s hard to be a saint in the city; Muslims kill Muslims, for no reasons that can be reported; Hey Mr. DJ, put some praise music on … (getreligion)
~ J.R.R. TOLKIEN and the Nazis … (lifesite)
~ GOOGLE SAYS email users have “no legitimate expectation” of privacy … (euronews.com)
~ SMALL DEAD ANIMALS— Blogger Matt Walsh gently & succinctly explains to our “dear” friends on the Left why they should detest Obama; A New Month, A New Protest; Canada’s Professional Protesters Exposed; The Decline and Fall of the American Empire; Operation: Dump Obama For Hillary 2016 is underway; What We Really Need Is Democracy; We Don’t Need No Stinking French Fry Grease; The New Mohammed; No Sympathy for Canada’s Big Three Wireless Firms; “Remember when Obama said the NSA wasn’t “actually abusing” its powers?”; A new front in the War on Man Caused Disaster; While Obama golfs, Kerry lectures, Egyptians die in droves; The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire; What’s The Opposite Of Diversity? … (SDA)
~ A MUST-WATCH Viral Video: Ashton Kutcher’s Speech at Teen Choice Awards … (ijreview.com)
~ BREAST CANCER related to abortion explodes in Asia; coverup continues in the West … (lifesitenews)
~ JUICY ECUMENISM— The Truth About Pro-life Christians; New Bishop, Old Problems: First Female Presiding Bishop Unlikely to Stem Lutheran Denomination Decline; Ancient Aliens: I Don’t Want to Believe; Ex-Evangelicals & Chili Cornbread Eucharist; Christian Faithfulness and the Elimination of the Christian Space in the World; Sudan & Obama’s Legacy of Death; Could Citizens United Save Hobby Lobby?; More Bad News from Egypt: Muslim Brothers and Other Islamists Wage Fresh Attacks on Churches … (juicyecumenism.com)
~ DON’T LEAVE your hotels, Britons in Egypt are told: Warning issued to 40,000 UK tourists … (dailymail)
~ HOW THE RUSSIANS Practice Disinformation … (trevorloudon.com)
~ PIRATE BAY Releases ‘Pirate Browser’ to Thwart Censorship … (accesstoinfo.blog)
~ SULTAN KNISH— “Seeking the moral high ground is a fool’s quest. Wars cannot be fought without hurting someone and trumpeting your morality makes it all too easy for your enemies to charge you with hypocrisy” … (sultanknish.blog)
~ CHILDREN, VIRTUE, etc. — My Large Family will be Running Your Nursing Home! … (thetheologyofdad.blog)
~ ALL SHALL SERVE MOLECH! Irish Catholic hospital not allowed to opt out of abortion requirement: government. Remember: the radicals always talk about “optional” and “choice” before they ge their way– then suddenly out comes “mandatory” and “lawsuit” and “enforced” … (lifesitenews)
~ TOTAL STATE POWER! The NSA, the IRS and a rapid slide into leftist totalitarianism in the USA … (vladtepesblog)
~ BREAKING GOOD? Why a show about meth dealers made me feel close … (conversiondiary.com)
“CMA delegates worry about children not exercizing enough or not wearing bicycle helmets, while over one hundred thousand children go missing from our playgrounds every year because they were killed by abortion.”
~ WHAT EVIL LOOKS LIKE— CANUCKI ‘Parliament of medicine’ could revisit stance on euthanasia.. Canadian Medical Association having gone officially insane with previous “Babies Arent Human Until Born” position; World Medical Association opposes Euthanasia … (Various)
~ STUPIDING THE KIDS— Affirmative action produces morons and division … (telegraph)
~ THE PEOPLE’S CUBE— Obamas Enjoying 4th Vacation Of The Year To Relieve Stress; Islamic Rage Boy Honored with Special Holiday; Power, State, and a boy’s prayer for Obama; Jesse Jackson Jr & Wife to Vacation in Alabama; The Million Obama Mask March; Arab Spring Fades Softly into Arab Summer; Russia invites US to Tank Biathlon: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!; Non-Event Not Cancelled By OFA; Hitler: a feel-good Fuehrer with a focus on social benefits; Sarah Palin sees Australia from her house; US Attorney Coaches Young Athletes to Not Film Rapes; First Dog Bo takes a well-deserved vacation … (thepeoplescube.com)
~ XANFIPPA— Pat Condell: Boycott halal … (blog.xanthippa)
~ WAS CIA CHIEF John Brennan [ Wiki ] Behind Journalist’s Murder? Michael Hastings was investigating CIA Chief John Brennan— “Last month a source provided San Diego Channel Six, with a copy of an email, hacked from super secret contractor Stratfor’s President Fred Burton. The email , which was posted on Wikileaks, says that then Obama counter terrorism czar Brennan was in charge of the spying on journalists”– WikiLeaks e-mail: “Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources. Note — There is specific tasker from the WH to go after anyone printing materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode” … (westernjournalism)
~ IMPEACH OBAMA! Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment … (overpasses.org)
~ THE BLOGMOCRACY— Saturday Lecture Series, Marijuana and Neurology; Andrew McCarthy: Obama’s Gay Rights double standard on Russia; Movie Night–Agenda: Grinding America Down; Do we really need to have sympathy for the devil?; We Can Not Simply Magic Our Problems Away; Ashton Kutcher gives great speech at Teen Choice Awards; The actions of Barack Insane Obama grow daily more and more like those of a third world despotic dictator … (theblogmocracy.com)
~ DAVID WARREN— The chorus declares that violence is “not going to solve anything” (which is a lie), that Egypt must return to “inclusive democracy” (which was the cause of the violence); The coarse word condemns the sin; the refined word excuses it. This is the secret relationship between Victorian Bowdlerism, & the postmodern politically correct … (davidwarrenonline.com)
~ AMERICAN DIGEST— The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On; Saw a UFO in downtown Seattle today; Life During Wartime [UPDATE: Many Egyptians blasé about the Muslim Brotherhood]; “It’s a long time to spend on something that means absolutely nothing, but that’s what people want me to do.”; Kicking the Can: “I’m from your government and I’m here to hel….” BANG!; Putin vs Obama: The Strong Horse and My Little Pony; What It’s Always Been Like to Be a Leftist; Tales of Old Racist Bags: It Would Seem Oprah Often Shops While Stupid … (americandigest.org)
~ GLORIOUS LEADER OBAMA LOOKS AWAY as the Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets to counter the pro-military protesters, all the while shouting their battle cry… “we will defend Islam”… while attacking Christians … (lady-patriots.com)
~ PRO-WOMAN PROLIFE— How popular do you think this man is?; Abortion breast cancer link; Clipping coupons for abortion; Pregnant? Overwhelmed?; You know us, stereotypical anti-choicers; Should nursing moms be asked to cover up in public? … (prowomanprolife.ca)
~ THE TRUTH OF Obamacare: A High Speed Train Wreck … (trevorloudon.com)
~ THE HATEY MCJ— From Egyptian Anglican Primate Mouneer Anis; “Hoosiers” is considered an insult just about everywhere but Indiana; New York Times columnist, fake conservative and closeted monarchist David Brooks definitively proves the multiverse theory; You occasionally come across pieces that are so jaw-droppingly idiotic; Ace has given up on what passes for “culture” in this country; Sorry for the prolonged silence around here … (mcj.com)
~ COMMANDING THE MEDIA— White House submits ‘substitute language’ for Washington Post’s NSA story … (twitchy.com)
~ MALKINISM— Russell Simmons, rape video clown; FBI, White House respond to CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson’s requests for Benghazi docs, photos; Axelrod: Obamacare law will have to be adjusted as we go along; Cancel the 2016 election, because it’s going to be ‘Madam President’ Hillary Clinton according to Maureen Dowd; Aw: Matt Damon says ‘Obama broke up with me’ … (michellemalkin.com)
~ THE OTHER McCAIN— Kaitlyn Hunt: Obsessed Lesbian Predator?; Major Jordan, Carroll Reece, Birchers, Buckley and the Attack on Diana West; Michael Hastings Conspiracy Theories: Missing the Real Mystery of His Death; LIVE AT FIVE: 8.16.13; Prosecutors: Kaitlyn Hunt Violated Order, Sent Messages, ‘Lewd’ Photos to Victim; Rebecca Seitz was shocked that her 8-year-old son was exposed to steamy sex scenes at 8 a.m.; Sex-Positive Feminist Tearfully Explains: ‘You’re All the Man I Want’; OK, So This Happened: ‘Male Feminist’ Hugo Schwyzer Is a Psychotic Pervert … (theothermccain.com)
~ NANNYBURGH— “It’s hard to remember sometimes that the latest Bloombergian crusade to ban all the sodas, steal all the salt or wall off half the streets to automobile traffic had its roots in another New York City where Times Square was a seedy flickering danger zone, entire neighborhoods were always on the verge of an explosion and the only optimistic people were the ones moving out” … (sultanknish.blog)
~ GLENN BECK pointed out last week that we, as a nation, are being ruled by 535 people in the Congress – 535 politicians are forcing 350 million into accepting Amnesty and the majority don’t want it. Why are we letting this happen? When will enough be enough and we stop the insanity? … (trevorloudon.com)
~ RETIRED MARINE COLONEL Speaks Out: “We’re building a domestic army” … (stormcloudsgathering.com)
~ — From Economic Collective to Police State: Once Americans ceded control over their financial affairs they lost control of everything else; Homeland Security orders golf courses in Greater Washington, DC area shut indefinitely in response to al Qaeda threat to White House … (pundita.blog)
~ ONE OF THE BIGGEST questions about fighting terrorism is whether we intend to fight it on the military level or on the ideological level … (sultanknish.blog)
~ JUST ANOTHER DAY in the Empire of Idiocy … (downtrend.com)
~ OBAMA’S ‘Impeachable Offense’ Over New Benghazi Revelations … (westernjournalism)
~ RACIST BLACK CITIZENS Group Files ‘Articles Of Impeachment’ Against Obama … (westernjournalism.com)
~ MRS. CLINTON’s GROUP Partnered With Company That Laundered $250 Billion For Iran And Violated Sanctions … (dickmorris.com)
~ THE BIG COWER— NBC Reports Businesses Afraid To Admit Obamacare Forces Cuts In Worker Hours … (ijreview.com)
~ IF YOU ARE MUSLIM you can opt out of the Obamacare health care reform laws with no penalties.. or Amish, American Indian or a Christian Scientist … (examiner.com)
~ FREUDIAN SLIP IS SHOWING!: Reggie Love Nearly Outed Obama’s Real Birthplace … (westernjournalism.com)
~ CITY COUNCIL MEETING erupts in applause after retired marine issues this dire warning about Obama’s creation of a domestic army … (theblaze.com)
~ IT IS TO CHORTLE! White House Spokesman Denies Another Obama End-Run Around Congress, Reporters Laugh … (downtrend.com)
~ OBAMA PUSHES For World War 3 With Proxy Wars, Vicious Relations … (infowars.com)
~ HORRIBLE. Obama Warns Disabled Vets Sequester May Affect Their Benefits… Then Jets Off to Martha’s Vineyard for Lavish Vacation; Obamas Enjoying 4th Vacation Of The Year To Relieve Stress … (politichicks.tv)
~ ULSTERMAN— The Obama Doctrine: “Speak Softly and Carry No Stick”; “Obama, Benghazi and the Pleasures of Self-Deception”; The Forgotten Obama Scandal – More Fast And Furious Guns Found At Deadly Crime Scenes; “These Stories Flat Out Rock”; White House Denies NBC Report Of Obamacare Caused Loss Of Worker Wages; Why Barack Obama Chooses To Vacation In Martha’s Vineyard – Its Name Is Valerie Jarrett…; Is Obama Administration Playing Politics With The Sacrifices Of Dead Firemen? … (theulstermanreport)
~ AMERICAN Drone policy can be moral policy” by Mark Tooley … (juicyecumenism.com)
~ POWERLINE BLOG— The subject of “clown ethics” sounds like it might be part of the clowning act; So Egypt is near complete breakdown and civil war, following Syria, while our secretary of state thinks the only thing worth doing in the region is restarting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians; I noted with astonishment that my then-16 year old daughter had been advised by a teacher to hitchhike in order to minimize carbon emissions; In the annals of disastrous liberal economic policies, Franklin Roosevelt’s Agricultural Adjustment Act, which paid landowners not to grow crops, ranks very high; There is a local Minnesota angle to the story of the rodeo clown who has been found guilty of the offense that the French call lèse-majesté … (powerlineblog.com)
~ NSA AUDIT REVEALS What You Already Knew; Obama’s Two-Faced Mideast ‘Policy’.. and more news-links … (personalliberty.com)
~ FIRST DOG BO takes a well-deserved vacation … (thepeoplescube.com)
~ U.S. NSA BROKE privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds; NSA Funds New “Top Secret” $60 Million Dollar Data Lab; Snowden downloaded NSA secrets while working for Dell, sources say … (Various)
~ DOJ CONSIGLIERE Caught Red-handed: Eric Holder Lies To American Public About Fraud Program … (ijreview.com)
~ CLEVER MICE KNOW.. “There is always free cheese in a mousetrap” … (vladtepesblog)
~ FUN WITH OBAMACARE Provision: “Forced” Home Inspections – “Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.” … (freedomoutpost.com)
~ MORE FAST AND FURIOUS GUNS found at crime scenes in Mexico … (bizpacreview.com)
~ WHERE WAS OBAMA Actually During the Osama Bin Laden Raid? Playing Cards! … (ijreview.com)
~ A NEW POLL: Almost Nobody Believes Obama’s Promise To Reform NSA; Patriot Act … (personalliberty.com)
~ ACLJ HAS MORE QUESTIONS for Former IRS Top Official Lois Lerner … (aclj.org)
~ IT’S LIKE MAGIC!! Treasury Dept. Fiasco: U.S. Debt Has Stayed the Same for Past 3 Months – Despite $98 Billion Deficit in July … (ijreview.com)
~ CORRUPT CLINTON FOUNDATION Rife With Cronyism … (breitbart.com)
~ MICHAEL HASTINGS’ final project before mysterious death involved scandals in the CIA … (policestateusa.com)
~ THREE WAYS IN WHICH the Fort Hood Shooting Previewed Benghazi … (aclj.org)
~ TAREK FATAH & MICHAEL COREN discuss how white liberal guilt is getting in the way of stopping honour killings … (brightcove.com)
~ WEASEL ZIPPERS— White House Submits “Substitute Language” For Washington Post’s Story On NSA Audit; Top House Dems Snub Netanyahu, Say They Want To Work With Iran’s New President; Pics: Most Effeminate President In History Goes Bike Riding; RNC Officially Bans GOP Presidential Debates On CNN And NBC Over Planned Hillary Clinton Propaganda Flicks; Fordham University Professor: Babies Can Be Aborted As “Unjust Aggressors”; Muslim Brotherhood Protesters Torch Christian Orphanage; AmazonWaPo Hyperventilates: Rodeo Clown With Obama Mask Reveals “Deep, Personal Hatred” For Obama, “Tinted In Racial Terms”; Mooch While At Princeton: Worried Blacks Becoming Too “Comfortable In White Culture”; Exactly when was the president given the authority to re-write laws as they see fit? … (weaselzippers)
~ THE UK SEX RING and the Islamic clerics who tell Muslim men, White girls are ‘Habitually Promiscous’ … (dailymail.co.uk)
~ CREEPING SHARIA— Louisiana: Muslim killed by cops after shooting 2 bank hostages, killing one; Oklahoma: Clinton-appointed fed judge sides with Hamas-CAIR, throws out vote to ban sharia law; Canada: Muslim group that funded terrorist Hamas suspends operations; California: Terror-linked CAIR hosts iftar at state capitol; Seattle: Muslims forced 14-year old girl into gang rape; Tennessee: Grade School Bans Pork to Appease Muslims; Florida: Hamas-CAIR denied as prof talks ‘civilization jihad’; Santa Monica: Counter-jihadists take to the streets to expose Islam … (creepingsharia)
~ UNWISE TOURISTS under siege: Three Irish sisters and their teenage brother among hundreds forced to barricade themselves in Cairo mosque for safety before Egyptian security forces stormed the building with tear gas … (dailymail)
~ ATLAS SHRUGS— Is Obama still backing the bloody supremacist Muslim Brotherhood?; Apparently, breat implants are not haram. Boobs with boob bombs. Booby trap!; The global jihad in action, truly an axis of evil; President Obama’s contempt and disdain for the American people is glaring, this time in his claims that he had a serious revamp of the NSA’s surveillance activity; Memo to Obama, we do take sides. The side of political freedom and individual rights; The poison fruit from Obama’s pro-Brotherhood foreign policy since 2009; EGYPTIAN MILITARY CHIEF VOWS TO REBUILD COPTIC CHURCHES; Enough. The abandonment of religious minorities under the sharia has become a hallmark of the Obama presidency; Eurabia made a deal with the devil. And now the devil is getting his due; Free speech is threatened everywhere. In America they don’t assassinate you (yet). But they assassinate your character; Obama has done nothing to end the slaughter of non-Muslims under the sharia or protect the Christians in Egypt. Instead, he supports the savages … (atlasshrugs2000)
~ MUSLIM BUTCHER Who Chopped Up Baby Daughter Sues Prison for Not Being Fed Halal Meat … (frontpagemag.com)
~ THE VLAD TEPES— Links and news for Aug 16 2013 – 1; Typically, the real violence starts on the Muslim ‘sabbath’ Friday; “There is always free cheese in a mousetrap”; Links and news for Aug 15 2013 – 3; Excerpt of Letter from the “Danish” jihadi Abu Khattab; The NSA, the IRS and a rapid slide into leftist totalitarianism in the USA; Egypt Aug 15 2013 … (vladtepesblog)