UPDATE: Mark Comments
~ BUSINESS PEOPLE & celebrities run partly on ‘buzz’ and reputation. So how do you give the equivalent of a kick in the stones to someone for straying off the plantation of Glorious Leader, USA? You get them bushwacked by GQ, as was done to Duck Dynasty (as part of a cover-up for the Much Worse Than Before 2014 NDAA Warrantless Arrest thingy of Obama); or, you get pro-Democrat political whores like Jon Stewart & his stable of lackeys to do it for you.
Hence the recent hit on kick-ass tough & smart Peter Schiff.. who’s just not taking it.
Here’s what I wrote to him today:
Peter: this was a political hit-piece to pay you back, slap you down, and enrage you– maybe you’ll have a stroke, they hope. You’ve been an unbendingly clear and insistent commentator giving chapter & verse about how the current economic paradigm is just about finished. BAD PETER!! Just like the GQ hit-piece against Duck Dynasty as a smokescreen over the horrid new 2014 NDAA passed while the fake furore raged in the media.
This watcher says: keep on keeping on. Be of good cheer. Truth must be told, and reality must be confronted, and honest & informed opinion must be allowed free expression. I’ve enjoyed & been educated by your work on YouTube to really begin to understand economic realities versus media-gov chatter. This president & his regime are a fail– but all others must be sacrificed to keep the cover-up going.
OK, Schiff’s famous and rich and smart, and perhaps won’t read what I wrote on his FaceBook wall. However, people like him are not so plentiful that we can just sit back and watch Tyranny-2014 America-style trash people via the politics of personal destruction as if they were disposable rubbish. Drop a note to Schiff, or Mark Steyn, or Congressman Trey Gowdy, thanking them– not for being perfect, or right, or sinless, but for trying to take a stand on behalf of all of us, i.e. being men, doing men’s work.
Just a Thot,
~ ITEM: The adventures in the free state blog
~ ITEM: SWAT-Team Nation: The Militarization of the U.S. Police
~ ITEM: When the Nazis came to power in January 1933, many policemen remained skeptical of the party and its intentions
~ ITEM: ALERT!! Pentagon’s “1033 Program” is Militarizing US Local Cops
~ ITEM: Lenco Bearcat G3 Armored Vehicles
~ WATCHING THE AWESOME citizens of Concord, Mass. stand up to the proposed militarization of the police is worth watching at length.
I’m going to violate the rules of online argument now: Hitler! Old Adolf knew what he wanted, he told everybody, then he tried to do exactly that. When he first got legitimate political power, he asked for a very little are of concern, which merely allowed him to control the German police. Mostly harmless. All of this BEFORE 1933, and his rise to supreme power as chancellor.
No, this was not a backwater in his socialist master-plan, it was the start of a close-control of the populace, dissidents, making little lists, and getting people used to the idea of a militarized police-force. The Gestapo was created, and the police-forces were quickly filled with Nazis– the police became agents of one political machine, and the uncooperative were retired, fired, or shipped off to special camps, you know, “for their own safety”. Very considerate, that.
Like Adolf, Barack Obama has made it clear what he wants– direct one-party rule, and his personal power superseding all law, Constitution, the Senate-Congress-Courts system of checks and balances, and anything else which he decrees. He was perfectly happy to expand the ‘legal’ powers of his police-state with the power to arrest, detain, and even kill Americans without arrest, warrant, or reasonable suspicion. Under Holder & Napolitano, he has continued the militarization of airports, borders, state and local police forces across America– many now essentially operating with the same equipment and armored vehicles of the U.S. military, except in police blues.
Having been in leadership myself, I know it’s always important not only to look honest and sensible, but to be honest and sensible, and not to pooh-pooh even the potential appearance of a conflict of interest, or the potential of abuse of power and responsibility of office. Sadly, Obama is all about appearances in a superficial way– content to go about his plan, dodging criticism here and theoretically rescinding a blinding obvious possible evil (say, drone-kills of American potential Domestic Terrorists™ like the Tea-Party, libertarians, Occupy, pro-lifers, constitutionalists, religious people, preppers, gun-owners, etc. … you know, normal non-Leftist Americans).
It’s all bullshit, this current push to “homeland security”. Runny, smelly, with flies buzzing around it. Yes, I made a swear.
Why? Because there are already police & emergency responders; beyond that, the State Police, then the FBI, the National Guard; beyond that, the U.S. Armed forces on sea, land, air. That is, if all you are actually concerned about is real threats to actual Americans. We’d all be much “safer” in a nuke-proof bunker with prison-bars.. but it’s not free, or necessary, or good.
You don’t have to sport a tinfoil hat or subscribe to every conspiracy theory to wonder what is going on in Obama’s captive bizarroland, formerly known as the United States of America. Not only that, we have more than enough warnings from history about setting up all the required mechanisms of a police state, making the rise of such a state not only possible, but much more likely. No doubt some alleged “Emergency” will be the pretext for the clampdown, if it comes (and really, it doesn’t matter which Washington DC politician might take the step, the Republicrats are all a blend of grey political sludge). Ideological opponents of the present Regime (a.k.a Domestic Terrorists™) have been under digital, financial, and personal threat for some time– why not move to drones, cops, curfew, and armored force?
Warrants? Habeas corpus? Due process? Timely trials? Bwahahahaha! Luxury!
The best moment [ around 1:25:00 forward ] is when the guy who occasionally marched with Occupy, Massachusetts, points out that the group is pretty much defunct, therefore buying fancy armoured cars to prepare to oppose said Domestic Terrorists™ including Occupy was nonsensical. The scariest & Orwellian moment came when the Town Manager leading the meeting said that he’d talked to some other bureaucrat, and they’d agreed to remove the hair-raising short list of “potential domestic enemies”, so could they just move ahead and buy the armored car anyway?
This is disingenuous. Clearly it’s being sold by Homeland Security on those lines; deleting the scary language doesn’t address the scary fact & idea behind the militarization of local police all across the united States. The Department of Homeland Security apparently considers itself above the law, and above the constitution, and unaccountable to the people.. especially those is chooses to designate Domestic Terrorists™.
Now, as a male, I like stuff, and man-gear, things that go bang, armor, and cool vehicles, and used to love playing army. But this is big-boy time, and the public allowing their police to become potential prison-guards, or putting up with needless SWAT-style raids, check-point, scary drills, and an already renegade government to buy up enough weapons and guns– for domestic use– for what, exactly.. to re-fight D-Day and beyond 5 times over?
It’s doesn’t pass the smell-test, the republic/ democracy test, and the don’t hand a radical socialist a loaded gun test.
America, beware. So saith Binksy — ITYS, with tears in my eyes. ~
“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 ~
* 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.
~ PAIN INCREASING for Pastor Saeed … (aclj.org)
~ 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 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. ~
~ 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.
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. ~
~ 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 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.
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
~ 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.
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? ~
~ 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)
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~ ITEM: “We the People” Vs. Insane Utopian Zombies
~ ITEM: New Progressivism and the Younger Generation
~ ITEM: President Obama and his admirers choose to call this “pragmatism,” but what it is is a mild expression of totalitarianism
“The drift of our own political culture seems to be confirming the Founders’ intuition that representative government can only work in a population possessed of some minimum level of virtue—thrift, restraint, industriousness, stoicism in the face of misfortune, willingness to defer gratification, and concern for the common good.”
~ John Derbyshire ~
Sign the petition to save Pastor Saeed from torture for his faith in Iran, and write a letter to this courageous American pastor to show him he has not been forgotten.
~ WHOEVER THEY™ ARE, They say that it’s always bad to start off with an apology– so I didn’t– I started with this statement.
I must apologize for the recent & relative lack of braining with essays– I’ve been very busy with family stuff, life in general, and braining takes a lot more energy than I currently have. Thus, some essays are observational crap; others vaguer repeats of older essays, and only a few I’m glad to put online.
For instance, this morning as I’m trying to blodge, I have no notions. None. Sometimes they come from links, books read, movies watched, pattern recognition & discernment of the reality behind the news or matters of the day, and eternity. Wait.. brain is coming online.. MOAR COFFEE!
~ ITEM: ”Obama’s Stained Legacy” campaign
~ ITEM: Wonderful! Over $25,000 raised to help conservative blogger Caleb Howe’s family
~ ITEM: YOU WILL OBE-E-E-EY! Straight out of an Orwellian horror novel, a mind control program known as “Nudge” being implemented in at least a dozen of our government agencies and departments to control your actions; Meet Obama’s new ‘nudge’ czar; Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink– Behavioral economics— the governing theory of Obama’s nanny state; First Obama, now Cameron embraces ‘nudge theory’
~ ITEM: The “Window” is simply the defining of a narrow “window” of political ideas that the public will find acceptable
~ SINCE THE EARLY part of the 20th century, “Experts” have been working hard to control everybody through advertising, propaganda, government policies– using Freudian notions at first (see the The Century of the Self Documentary above). Theories based on incomplete understanding of human nature are bound to go wrong, but you have to crush a few chickens to make omlettes.. or something like that.
~ ITEM: Conservatives slam Trudeau over marijuana legalization stance, saying drugs have ‘harmful effect’
~ ITEM: Teenagers who smoke cannabis damage their brains for LIFE and may be more likely to develop schizophrenia
~ ITEM: Muslim Canadian Congress slams Liberal leader Justin Trudeau for appeasing Islamists
~ ITEM: Tarek Fatah speaks with David Menzies about Justin’s relationship with ISNA, a group with ties to Islamists
~ ITEM: CAIR-Canada changes name to cover links with Hamas-linked CAIR.. Islamo-Jihad is here in Canada, people.. Binks has noted some details over here; in utterly related news, Government Audit finds Canadian Islamic “charity” ISNA may have funded terrorists. “This is the same ISNA to which Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau pandered last week, flouting the warning that the Muslim Canadian Congress gave him for appearing at one of their events“
~ ITEM: Jello Justin will take the position of whatever surrounds him. Brian Lilley exposes his latest flip flops
~ IN ONE WAY, HE’S A GIFT that keeps on giving, is our Canucki
Now, sometime weed-smoker Prince Justin panders to the hippies, the kids, and the libertarians.. even though modern pot is 20 times stronger than Woodstock-era bud, and proven to damage brains, induce schizophrenia, promote emotional immaturity and escapism, and (of course) support the mafia, the Taliban, and organized crime. Yay, Prince Justin.
Lots of people like to laugh at Justin– his foot-in-mouth disease, his smug presumption, his manure-eating-grin, his lack of actual accomplishment or political experience. Sound like someone we know, south of the border, down District of Columbia way?
I’ve said it before, and it deserves repeating, that Justin Is Not A Joke, however much he deserves mocking and slighting. He is a useful idiot. He is ready to be (and very well will be) Canada’s Second Obama. His horrid father, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, dragged Canada into big government, social radicalism, nationalization, multiculturalism, official bilingualism, easy divorce & promoting homosexuality, severe debt-budgeting, and aligning Canada with China, Cuba, and anybody radical he could find. He created a powerful crony-fied Liberal party that continued his radical ways for decades.
“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!”
~ Ludwig von Mises ~
(1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher
~ AMERICAN PASTOR Saeed: 300 Illegal Days in an Iranian Prison … (aclj.org)
~ ITEM: No Representation Without Capitulation: Prepare for your second class citizenship
~ ITEM: CURTIS BOWERS GETS IT– January 2008, Communist agenda makes its way to our mainstream.
~ ITEM: The Naked Communist–[.pdf format].. where they openly told us what would come next over the next 60 years.
~ LET ME CLEAR: Obama– and all the other radicals like him around the world and in Western nations want some basic things. They won’t come out and say so, but here it is: the list (and note, a lot of the alleged “Left” and Right” both support many of these goals). Remember: there is no idea so evil, crazy, destructive, and wrong-headed that somebody some where won’t back it to the hilt.
There. I told you. None of this is inevitable, only hoped-for, planned, and partially in effect. It is deliberate, and part of a scheme for global governance, down to the microscopic & individual level. Nor will a lot of it work real-world, but reality never stopped a utopian, or a tyrant.
~ G.K. Chesterton ~
~ ITEM: Why TV is EVIL – simulated reality and brainwashing by repetition
~ ITEM: THE WRITER OF OUR STORY– Divine Providence in The Lord of the Rings, by David Mills
~ ITEM: From the Archives: Godly Hobbits
~ ITEM: Orc (Middle-earth)
~ EVERY FEW MONTHS, they call.. the cable-people. We have interwebs & telephone, but not TV-cable. The cable-people seem very puzzled by this– but I’m not interested in opening the home to 24-7-364 advertising, re-runs, and the sewage which passes for pop culture.
Marshall McLuhan famously said “The medium is the message”– that is, before the shows or ads or flickering images, the TV itself forms us, shapes us, creates a passivity and receptivity and uncritical attitude towards mass-media.
The boob-tube is hypno-sewage. The idiot-box kills yer brain, large amounts of time, steals from book-readage, family-time, daydreaming-time, the outdoors.. life.
The internet is addictively bad, too– but as a blogger, I’m “Talking Back” to the machine, to the mass-media mass-marketing of politics, events, fake crap, spin-messages, lies and laughable nonsense.
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