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Wednesday, February 28th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

THE CONTROVERSY over Simon Fraser University’s decision to remove two crosses from its coat of arms has flared up again thanks to the university’s decision last week to also unveil a new logo and graphics package. The logo, by the way, is simply the letters “SFU” in the bottom right quadrant of a rectangle …. (westernstandard)

WHY ARE MUSLIMS Attracted to Christianity? …. (anglicancontinuum.blog)

COLLEGE Bans Chapel Cross… Opts For Campus Sex Shows Instead …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

ERITREA Intensifies Crackdown Against Orthodox Church …. (christianpost)

CURT JESTER: Negative Campaign Ad– the Funniest Catholic Blog category of the Catholic Blog Awards gets ugly …. (curtjester)

AND THE WINNER IS.. North Korea Top Persecutor. Open Doors World Watch List: Persecution Continues Unabated …. (odusa)

WATCHING The Islamification of Palestine – Father Raymond J. de Souza …. (catholiceducation)

NO, REALLY— Christians jailed for walking near Olympic hotel. Persecution ramping up as 2008 Games in Beijing approach …. (worldnetdaily)

CARDINAL Speaks Out Against Global Warming Hysteria…. (newsbusters)

MARK STEYN on Kathy Shaidle; Kathy Shaidle: Cranky Catholic rides the web …. (deborahgyapong, wcr)

COUNTER-REFORMATION? Roman Catholics set to pass Anglicans as leading UK church; England walking new Road to Rome; Thousands of churches to close. The Conversion of England? …. (Various)

ANGELS SINGING ‘caught on tape’ — ‘It happened supernaturally. There’s no other explanation’ …. (worldnetdaily)

CHRISTIANS murdered by Islamists in Pakistan. Christians imprisoned on charges of “blasphemy” against Islam are asked to renounce their religion by Pakistani justice officials in exchange for release or better treatment. Extra-judicial killings are on the rise …. (spero)

CBC POLL: tens of thousands of Muslims in Canada endorse killing Harper and blowing up Parliament …. (proudtobecanadian)

84,000 Canadian Muslims ok with beheading …. (shaidle)

NOT A CONSPIRACY: it’s all out in the open, see? Network of Homosexual Political Donors Influencing State Election Campaigns …. (lifesite)

PROTEIN WISDOM: “Well, so long as we’re discussing religious freedom, religious persecution, “hate speech”, and First Amendment question, why not add some fuel to the fire?” …. (proteinwisdom)

CANARABIA? In “Sharia law still not dead” in the Toronto Sun, Christina Blizzard (thanks to Morgaan Sinclair) reports that a bad proposal is nevertheless still alive in Canada …. (jihadwatch)

MARY KATHARINE HAM: Vote for Edwards, Godbag Christofascists! …. (townhall)

CANADA: “A religious television channel that has encouraged viewers to liquidate their retirement savings and charge up credit cards to make donations in the name of God may learn on Monday whether it answers to Canada’s broadcast regulator as a higher power” …. (globeandmail)

RANKS OF Renowned Scientists Doubting Darwin’s Theory on the Rise – 700 Now on Public List …. (lifesite)

BEAT ATTITUDE on ‘The Dangers Of A Blogging Church Community’ …. (gadgetvicar)

FIRST THINGS: Are Atheists Victims of Discrimination? …. (firstthings)

AP SHAMELESSLY Spins for Vile Anti-Christian Nutroots/a> Blogger; Oops!… Edward’s Blogger Posts Another/a> Anti-Christian Screed; The Edwards Blogger – The Saga Ends/a> . IMAO: “Crazy, Hate-Filled Blogger Who Was Forced to Resign for Craziness and Hate Responds with Crazy Hate” …. (Various)

VIA WELBORN: Dante Bleg! …. (amywelborn)

CANADA: Miracle Channel’s questionable fundraising methods …. (shaidle)

THEOLOGY ON TAP goes looking for love: Five-part lecture series lets youth ask questions, enjoy Catholic fellowship, adult beverages …. (wcr.ab.ca)

SUNDAY Book Review: “Power, Faith and Fantasy” by Michael Oren …. (townhall)

FR. DUNBAR— The Trinity: More than just divine economics. “The theological Trinity refers to God as he is in himself, the economic Trinity to God as he acts towards us. These fine distinctions can have immense consequences” …. (anglicanplanet)

GET RELIGION: “Why free will debates matters”; Newsweek moralizes on interfaith communion …. (gr)

REVISING a Non-Standard Scholar: Bruce Metzger devoted his life to helping us know early Christianity and its manuscripts better. New Testament Scholar Bruce Metzger Dies at 93. Author, editor, and translator headed work on RSV, NRSV Bibles …. (ct)

WHAT-NOW?! Beware the Christian Jihad? By Robert Spencer. A spate of new books warns about Christian theocrats, and ignores the Islamic jihad …. (frontpagemag)

HOWDY, PILGRIM! Things to read and watch before you go to Rome …. (amazon)

SARA MILES Speaks of her Journey from Atheist to Christian …. (doxos)

MYANMAR’S (Burma’s) Persecuted Christians Plea Case in Highest U.S. Hearing …. (christianpost)

IF WE VALUE religious liberty, we should value the Christian faith as its guarantee …. (spectator)

CHRISTIANS Will ‘Disappear’ in an Independent Kosovo, Bishop Warns …. (cnsn)

ENGLAND: Thousands of churches face closure in ten years …. (aacblog)

CRUNCHY CON: “I do wonder at what point the “culture of death” will have progressed so far into law (either by judicial fiat or democratically) that morally responsible people will in some significant sense have to become enemies of the government” …. (crunchycon)

AMAZING: “A new movie tells an inspiring story and refutes political correctness” …. (frontpagemag)

SOME Paradoxes of Freedom …. (williamgairdner)

A CHRISTIAN remains imprisoned for alleged blasphemy …. (spero)

INTRODUCING Great-grandson of The Bishop Who Ate His Boots …. (magicstatistics)

CT COMMENTS— The Know-Nothing Party: How should Christians respond to ill-informed attacks? …. (christianitytoday)

ACTON.ORG— The Business and Politics of Spiritual Journeys …. (acton)

CARTOON RIOTS Redux — Temple Mount Edition. History, Stones And The Palestinians Orwellian Dance …. (solomonia.com)

AUDIO-LECTURES: Robert P. George @ Southern Seminary …. (merecomments)

MUSLIM WOMEN visit Quebec town, not stoned to death …. (shaidle)

NEW ZEALAND: “The Anglican bishop who caused a furore by declaring himself an agnostic has announced he is to quit his job” …. (freerepublic)

PONTIFICATIONS – “But the saints are never the kind of killjoy spinster aunts who go in for faultfinding and lack all sense of humor” …. (pontifications)

MUHAMMED’S Profession: Booty Ahoy! …. (islam-watch)

CATHOLIC School Bans Pro-life Speaker …. (townhall)

(LITERALLY) MINDLESS VIOLENCE: “The culture war in Turkey against critical authors and journalists is intensifying, as murderous nationalists agitate against dissidents” …. (spiegel.de)

VIDEO: D.C. Imam Supporting Terror …. (mypetjawa)

NEW CRITERION— “D’Souza Goes Native” …. (newcriterion)

PURE COMEDY GOLD— The Ayatollah Khomeini: “There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” SEVENTY-TWO VIRGINS by STEVE MARTIN; I’m an Islamic Atheist now …. (timblair)

ANOTHER LOOK at the filioque …. (benedictseraphim)

CANADIAN PROF Margaret Somerville’s, The Ethical Imagination…. (christianity.ca)

UNCOVERED Expense Receipt Shows Michelangelo Had Vatican Apartment …. (nysun)

TIME AFTER TIME: “One of the main reasons the West leapt ahead of the East so dramatically is that the former regarded time — and therefore history — as fundamentally real, whereas the latter considered it a part of maya, and therefore unworthy of our attention” …. (onecosmos.blog)

PEACE IN OUR TIME! Churches for Middle East Peace Urge Surrender …. (solomonia)

RAZT ON why we need a new Liturgical Movement …. (pblosser.blog)

THE BEAST IN EUROPE: “The targeted parents are all Christians, whose faith encourages them to act upon their principles, but the fierceness of the authorities’ reaction is telling. The dispute is primarily about who controls the hearts and minds of children. In Germany, schools have become vehicles of state indoctrination where children are brought up to unquestioningly accept its authority in all areas of life”…. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

DANIEL PIPES: “Brandeis University President Jehuda] Reinharz, Israel and Me” …. (danielpipes)

BETTNET— “Regensburg and Beyond: Pope Benedict and Religious Liberty.” …. (bettnet)

THE DEATHBED Conversion of King Charles II …. (romanmiscellany.blog)

TEACHING Korean Kids about America…and Who Really Runs It …. (solomonia)

THE TOP 5 weirdest patron saints …. (mentalfloss)

RELIGION OF PEACE Attacks Canadians– Palestinian teenagers threw rocks at Israeli police and attacked a Canadian tourist bus Saturday in a new wave of protests against Israeli construction work near a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site …. (shotgun)

DWIGHT LONGENECKER: “Incorruptible…that’s what you are” …. (gkupsidedown)

NEW ABP. of Hong Kong elected …. (freerep)

MELANIE PHILLIPS— “The war against the west (5): So now we know — schools in Britain can be teaching children from textbooks which follow a curriculum laid down by the Saudi Ministry of Education, and which contain passages comparing Christians and Jews to monkeys and pigs, and yet still be given a clean bill of health by the schools inspectorate OFSTED which pronounces their standard of education ‘satisfactory’” …. (melaniephillips)

THE TERRIBLE Simplicity of the Terrible Darwinian Simplifiers …. (onecosmos)

FREEDOM ZONE: “Is The Left Allowing What Was Once A Christian Europe to Fall to Islam? Has It Also Begun In America?” …. (freedomszone)

AMAZING GRACE film accused of ‘prettifying’ slave trade …. (timescolumns)

DECODING: Readers Speculate about the Meaning of the Mark Shea Event; The work of the Shea Seminar continues to yield insights and profundities; On Asking Mark Shea into your Web Browser as your Personal Blogger …. (markshea.blog)

FIXATIONS : “On Denying The Holocaust, While Desiring Another One: Iran’s Obsession with the Jews” …. (freedomszone)

CALIFORNIA Pastor Stole the Whole Church …. (ap.org)

TEMPLE MOUNT TRUTHS: “Why is the media taking Arab propaganda at face value encouraging incitement to violence?” …. (honestreporting)

PICTURES of Hebron Destruction — Why it’s easy to get the ummah worked up …. (solomonia)

IMAGO DEI— Sic Semper Tyrannis: The tyrant of Cuba does not look very well. Repent, Fidel, for the love of God …. (mikeaustin)


World War IV — The New Crusade….

STEYN: Why the Iraq war is turning into America’s defeat …. (suntimes)

DHIMMI UK: Muhammad Printed, Everybody Apologizes …. (westernresistance)

AUCE FOR THE GANDER? Insurgency, Iranian Style …. (shotgun)

THE MEANS TO DELIVER…and Proud; Ahmadinejad Promises an April Surprise. Iran announces ‘2000 km range
missiles
‘ ….
(solomonia)

JIMMY CARTER Finds New Fans in Radical Islam & University Leftists …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

ISRAEL Bumbles Into War– Real Clear Politics, by Caroline B. Glick. Why Israelis are afraid — very afraid …. (realclearpolitics)

AHMADINEJAD: Iran Will Stop Nuke Enrichment If You Will, Too. Iran misses U.N. nuclear deadline; U.N. to act all mad ‘n stuff …. (coxandforkum)

SCIPIO: “I find it a curious thing that if one reads the speeches of America’s enemies—all those ravings from Chavez, Putin, Ahmadinejad, Castro, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, the UN and the rest of that spittle-flecked flotsam—and then reads the latest yammerings from the Democrat Party, and then reads and listens to the pagan mainstream media, one would be very hard pressed to find any difference among them” …. (mikeaustin)

OIL-FOR FOOD DRAGS ON: Benon Sevan Watch: An Oil-for-Food Letter-to-Cyprus …. (claudiarosett)

CANADA ON THE HIT LIST— An website allegedly linked to Al-Qaida calls for terror attacks against Canadian oil facilities; elsewhere, “After reading this I wonder what may be in store for “Canadian” Islamic fighters captured in Somalia” …. (damianpenny)

GOOD MORNING! Your world is less safe. “The United States of America, arguably the most powerful nation on Earth, just caved to Stalinist North Korea. There is no other way to describe today’s “agreement,” besides surrender or betrayal.” N. Korea agrees to nuclear disarmament deal; Will Condi Rice Give Kim Jong Il a Basketball Too? Nuclear Blackmail Pays …. (shotgun)

WHY THERE ARE checkpoints: IDF soldiers thwart terror attack …. (solomonia)

DAVID WARREN— “Here is the hole in so much political argument today. It depreciates what was called “prudence” — the “mould and mother of all virtues” in the antiquated, but still correct, view of the greatest philosophers of the past. And when that is lost, everything is lost…. Prudence requires that we acknowledge the likely consequences of our acts, at least to ourselves” …. (davidwarrenonline)

FRESH SAWYER PANDERING— Ahmadinejad: “Death to America Does Not Mean Death to America” …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

HOT AIR— Four must-reads on Iran …. (hotair)

SIGCARLFRED ‘History and reality rewritten by those for whom, ‘Hamas! Hamas! Jews to the gas!’ is a lullaby’ …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

SADDAM’S al Qaeda Connection …. (mypetjawa)

THE JIHAD Goes Low Tech …. (smalldeadanimals)

WELL DONE, THEN— “Crew, passengers beat up hijacker: Gunman Mohamed Abderraman tackled after pilot hit brakes to knock him down” …. (wnd)

PRICE OF SPINELESSNESS: $95,000… That was the cost of bringing Carter to Brandeis. Watching Dersh kick his tuckus? Priceless …. (solomonia)

PC IS THE INCUBATOR of Islamism says Amil Imani. “Time and again we are told by the politically correct “experts” not to worry about Islam posing a threat to our way of life…. (americanthinker)

ISRAEL: The Right to Exist AND The Right to Defend Itself …. (shotgun)

PANTSGATE: Berger Case Still Roils Archives, Justice Dept. .. Cutting, stuffing, hiding, stealing and destroying highly secret .. documents finally gets on officials’ nerves …. (lucianne)

DINESH D’SOUZA Takes Place among the Serial Blame Artists …. (victorhanson.com)

DENIED! Controversial plans to build a “supermosque” on the doorstep of the London Olympics will be blocked by the Government …. (lgf)

EVIL JEW-FLOWERS! “..on this Valentine’s Day in Britain, consumers are being asked to boycott flowers if they happen to come from flower-producing Israel” …. (canadafreepress)

ROSETT: “In the nuclear showdown with Iran, surely one of the most effective tools America has for wooing Iranian hearts and minds is broadcasting on radio and TV — right?” …. (pajamasmedia)

FROM THE ‘BUT HE SEEMED NICE’ DEP’T— Syria’s Assad Makes Top 10 in Worst Dictators List; ABC’s Sawyer Went Easy on Despot— GMA’s Sawyer Gushes to Iranian President: How Often Do You Cry? …. (newsbusters)

SIGCARLFRED: “The Incredible Arrogance Of The Beast” …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

RWANDA spurns France in favour of Commonwealth …. (magicstatistics)

CONNECT THE DOTS.. A Gang Beating on Paris Streets. A Funeral for a Jew Tortured to Death in Paris Suburbs. A Meeting with No Meaning. A Plane Hijacking That Did Not, In the End, End Somewhere in Paris …. (pajamasmedia)

MORE WIZARD-WORDS from Oz– “Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard has once again ventured where lesser leaders dare to tread and has laid into US presidential hopeful Barack Obama over his opposition to the Iraq war, saying it encourages terrorists and threatens to destabilize the Middle East.” John Howard: “Al Qaeda Is Praying For a Democratic Win.” …. (melaniephillips, gatewaypun)

COOL VIDEO: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Slaps Down Hollywood Ignorance …. (mypetjawa)

EVIL FASHION: Urban Outfitters Terror Scarf – Now with Nazi Imagery …. (littlegreenfootballs)

ADDLED CLINT Eastwood says his WWII films expose futility of war. Oh really, Clint? Tell it to all those oppressed, injured, or killed by Hitler and Tojo, man …. (turkishpress)

RED CROSS chapter installs fearmongering terror billboards …. (boingboing)

SCRAPPLEFACE — “Iran Sends IEDs to Iraq for Peaceful Purposes” …. (scrappleface)


LifeWatch ….

WESTERN Economics: Making Kids Worthless …. (westernresistance)

CANADA’S Push for Euthanasia (Part 1) …. (zenit)

OOPSIES— Research links vasectomy with higher dementia risk …. (abc)

ONE COSMOS— “I’ve Discovered the Gene For Ignoring my Genes!” and ” The Darkest Hour is Just After the Dawn of Consciousness” …. (onecosmos.blog)

ANYTHING GOES— The International Society for Stem Cell Research issues its “ethical guidelines.” …. (weeklystandard)

WAVE OF THE FUTURE? Sushi Restaurant Mimics Cannibalism …. (neatorama)

THE CALL FOR genetic screening a step toward eugenics …. (wcr.ab.ca)

REBOUND— USA Today ran a guest column last week about the trend of adult children moving back home …. (breakpoint)

VALENTINE’S DAY does matter because, no longer a holiday of hearts and flowers, it has become a feminist political vehicle in the gender wars. Think armada …. (townhall.com)

IF IT KILLS One Child: The high costs of risk aversion are coming home to roost with a Helmet Generation long on self-importance and short on leadership …. (smalldeadanimals)

TEEN TWITS who photo’d own sex acts prosecuted for child porn …. (boingboing)

UNHOOKED takes aim at the no-strings physical encounter called the “hookup.” …. (familyscholars)

CAN NEW TECHNIQUES resolve stem cell impasse? …. (religionlink)

CAN-FEMINISTA Status of Women hearings a joke …. (shaidle)

YOU KNEW IT WAS COMING… Turning Kidneys into a Crop…. (wesleyjsmith)

BIG PHARM: “Merck’s lucrative HPV vaccine is now being proposed as mandatory by twelve states for girls 11 years old and above. Yes, the word is mandatory” …. (catholicexchange)

DO PRO-LIFE LAWS Make a Difference? …. (orthodoxytoday)

BREAKPOINT— A Chaste Approach to Sex: Princeton’s Anscombe Society …. (breakpoint)

INCOME SPLITTING risks “devastating” Canadian wives? …. (magicstatistics)

KELLY TAYLOR is terminally ill and wants right to die right to involve doctors and courts and all of us in her suicide …. (telegraph)

AGING GRANDPARENTS are sick of being the nation’s free babysitters and are demanding payment for their work; NSW students will be bribed into being nice to old people and animals with the promise of a $2000 State Government-sponsored scholarship …. (news.com.au)

NY TIMES public editor acknowledges error in women and marriage story …. (bettnet)

THE LOSERS of the sexual revolution …. (smh.com.au)

EMPTY EUROPEAN Cradles Not Filling Soon …. (davidmorrison)

WHY I ARRANGED mercy killing of Scots socialite …. (scotsman)

INFECTED By Indifference: Congress Blocks Funding of “Baby AIDS” Program …. (evangelicaloutpost)

UNICEF BRAINS-TRUST: This just in: kids need parents! More as this story develops …. (worldmagblog)

LITTLE EMPERORS: “Praising your children to boost their self-esteem can backfire. It does not improve grades, and when it comes from teachers, well” …. (nymag)

SCIENTIST SOLVE ALL OTHER PROBLEMS, so now Stem cells used for ‘natural’ boob jobs …. (news.com.au)

GROWING A BRAIN in Switzerland …. (spiegel.de/)

EVO OUTPOST: “A VD Prophylactic: How to Write a Love Letter (and Salvage Valentine’s Day)” …. (evangelicaloutpost)

MICHAEL CRICHTON: “You, or someone you love, may die because of a gene patent that should never have been granted in the first place. Sound far-fetched? Unfortunately, it’s only too real” …. (nytimes)

NEW CANADIAN STUDY: FERTILITY TREATMENTS RAISE BIRTH DEFECT RISK— “And the MSNBC editors (who add “a bit” to their headline) and doctors quoted (see below) want to assure parents-to-be that it’s just fine” …. (familyscholars)

ABC NEWS Recognizes Survival of 21-Week Baby ‘May Change What People Think About Life’ …. (newsbusters)

THREE MEN, Some Frozen Sperm, and a Baby …. (pajamasmedia)

HOME-SCHOOL WARS: “Why education must never become an EU competence” …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

CELL-PORN: Is Telus willing to accept the scorn with its porn? …. (theglobeandmail)

“FUR CHILDREN”.. ” I ran across this term — meaning pets you have instead of, you know, real children – a while back and was bothered. I mentioned it to a friend from DC, who remarked that it wasn’t uncommon to see women, and even men, on the street with a cat or small dog in a baby carrier. Great science fiction plot: Hostile aliens infect humanity with a virus that causes us to lavish parental attention on animals instead of human offspring, as a means of extinguishing the human race without a messy invasion. But it’s just a science fiction plot. Isn’t it? …. (instapundit.com)

IN A SHOCKING DISCOVERY, Sexualizing young girls might have adverse consequences …. (hotair.com)

HOW FEMINISM Leads to the Oppression of Women …. (brusselsjournal)

FUN WITH SOCIAL ENGINEERING— The Worldviews of Sex Ed: When Sex Goes to School …. (breakpoint)

STEM-CELL researchers look beyond the embryo …. (washtimes)

JUST SAY EVERYTHING— “As younger people reveal their private lives on the Internet, the older generation looks on with alarm and misapprehension not seen since the early days of rock and roll. The future belongs to the uninhibited” …. (nymag)

LA TIMES BOBS, Weaves Around Abortion Risks, Waxman ‘Study,’ and Planned Parenthood …. (newsbusters)

MICHAEL COREN: “If anything, North American society is slipping into the abyss as the years go by” …. (torontosun)

DAD RETURNS baby’s body to abortion clinic: Counselors question why police didn’t investigate death …. (wnd)

FEEL-GOOD FOLLY: Toronto commemorates abolition of slave trade. Tell it to the sex-slaves in Canada, people. Campaign to end slavery is far from over …. (Various)

KIDDIE PORN: Push for prosecution in Fanning rape movie– Lawyer, movie expert say child porn can’t be excused as ‘art’ …. (wnd)

FAMILY SCHOLARS: “at the statistical level there is evidence to associate growing up in single-parent families and stepfamilies with greater risk to well-being–including a greater risk of dropping out of school, of leaving home early, or poorer health, of low skills, and of low pay” …. (familyscholars)

WOMEN’S NEWEST SEX CRAZE: “This from Sandra Tsing Loh in The Atlantic” …. (familyscholars)

OFFING THE TARDS— Allowing a Mentally Ill Prisoner to Dehydrate to Death …. (wesleyjsmith)


Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Grown-Up Management

DO IT, DO IT, DOIT! Canadian government Participaction Relaunched- a good move …. (newsbeat1)

SOCON STILLWELL Now Allowed to Run for Conservative Nomination, Thanks LifeSiteNews.com …. (lifesite)

PLAYING MONOPOLY.. Canadian Wheat Board: “Our apologies for the awkwardness” …. (sda)

TAMPERING? “Statistics Canada asked me to fake census data” …. (magicstatistics)

SCAREDY SOCIALISTICAL Canadians fear “freedom, democracy, liberty” …. (shotgun)

SAME OLD, NEW FACE— Nicole Foster Woollatt: Big oil’s pipeline to Stephane Dion and the Liberal Party …. (shotgun)

NDIPPER official suspended for calling opponent “potato head.” That’s MISTER Potato Head to you, pal! …. (magicstatistics)

THE LIBRANOS— Charles Adler: “Our bellies are full. It’s time to plunder.” …. (stevejanke)

BEND THE KNEE AT CBC: “The intention of everyone on the show is not to offend Muslims”.. Shaidle: “What a creepy example of Muslim hive mind and Canadian collectivism: the woman behind “Little Mosque on the Prairie” acknowledges that the show is evolving on account of Muslim viewer feedback. A real artist would resist such “helpful suggestions” from the masses, not kowtow to them. What a hackette” …. (shaidle)

SMACKDOWN – Scotty Gets Spanked …. (officiallyscrewed)

LIBERAL MP Coderre tries to shut Canada’s top General up …. (p2bc)

REMEMBER, KIDS: When Science Can’t Convince, Resort To Smear. Canadian Blue Lemons on the Suzuki machine’s attack on science …. (smalldeadanimals)

AMERICANS construct huge THANK YOU CANADA structure in Afghanistan …. (proudtobecanadian)

SHAIDLE— “Sanctimonious Twit (default setting)” — Enjoy hours of fun with the CBC Column Generator! …. (shaidle)

A CANADIAN WOMAN helps free Iranian teen sentenced to death for killing her would-be rapist …. (frontpagemag)

DOUBLE Smackdown – Liberal Marlene Jennings Slams Cookie Jar Lid On Own Hand …. (officiallyscrewed)

AMERICA has a deadly and insatiable worm at her heart. This monster devours huge swaths of the next generation. Its voracity has destroyed 40,000,000 human lives, all of whom were Americans. Like Moloch of old the creature demands the blood sacrifice of children …. (mikeaustin)

LIBERALS Have No Plan Except To Repeat No Plan …. (officiallyscrewed)

SOCIALIZED MEDICINE— How long is too long to wait for surgery? …. (thestar)

A FULL APOLOGY from Ralph Goodale is owed to Canadians; Suck it up, princess …. (dustmybroom, shotgun)

THE HANGOVER CONTINUES: “In the wake of the Adscam scandal, it was revealed that of all judges appointed by the Liberals — not advisory panel members, but judges themselves –nearly two-thirds had personal ties to the governing party. If one added in those from law firms with Liberal connections, the total shot up to nearly three-quarters” …. (stephentaylor)

LIBERALS Take Meaning Of Opposition To A New Level And Oppose Their Own Bill …. (officiallyscrewed)

SOS.. SOS.. COAST GUARD DEEP IN SEA OF RED: Auditor General Sheila Fraser’s latest report at least offers taxpayers hope that bad government is curable. Via …. (torontosun)

INCREASINGLY, the “Conservative” government acts exactly like previous liberal-leftist “Canadian Culture” enforcers …. (proudtobecanadian)

WELL DONE, THEN— A top story brought to you by CTV News …. (dustmybroom)

TINY LEFTY ON Canada AM: Slandering The Right …. (sda)

FORMER PM Paul Martin solicited the support of the terrorist International Sikh Youth Federation in his failed bid for the federal Liberal leadership in 1990, The Vancouver Sun has learned …. (dustmybroom)

CANADA VS. CHINA: “Brace yourselves for mewling from the “progressives” on benches opposite that the government is displaying an alarming lack of moral cowardice” …. (smalldeadanimals)

CHILDISH Liberal MP whines: Harper’s not the Emperor of Canada, ya know! …. (proudtobecanadian)

ENVIRO-DAVE Suzuki Math Indicates 4 x 0.4 = 2: No Wonder EnviroNazis Are Wrong. David Suzuki lies …. (Various)

WHEN gun-control laws don’t work . . . by Donald Sensing … the answer must be more gun control laws! …. (donaldsensing)

AFFIRMATIVE Autocracy: When women can’t win nomination the old fashioned way, enter the Liberal sugar-daddy …. (sda)


Blogosphere, Web — and Old Media ….

STARTING a blog— as some of you have— is always an emotionally risky affair, at least at first …. (mikeaustin)

VIA DAMIAN PENNY: “There’s a whole cottage industry out there of dedicated bloggers spotting and highlighting hidden biases (real or imaginary) in the mainstream media” …. (damianpenny)

BLOGGING as a democratic resource …. (normblog)

DAILY KOS: Too Cool for the Blogosphere …. (littlegreenfootballs)

SO WHEN is a blog not a blog? …. (telegraph)

ANOTHER Blogger “Selling Out” to “The Man” …. (mypetjawa)

IOWAHAWK— Position Wanted: AMANDA F. MARCOTTE; Young Democrats Defending the Indefensible …. (iowa, lgf)

JAILED FOR BLOGGING— “Today’s Washington Post has a piece about Egyptian blogger Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman, who has been arrested and detained for speaking his mind” …. (damianpenny)

A TROUBLED SOUL: Ex-Edwards Blogger Back to Old Tricks: Vulgar Insults for Malkin, Coulter …. (newsbusters)

WiFi TECH Turns Internet Into Hideout for Criminals …. (washingtonpost)

INSTAPUNDIT: “Nobody expects the Blogger Inquisition!” …. (instapundit)

LEFTY BLOGGERS— The un-apology reaches new heights …. (thepoint.breakpoint)

DONALD SENSING: New York Times to fold? …. (donaldsensing)

JUST FYI— A New Blogger.com Blogger and Wanting to Convert to WordPress? …. (benedictseraphim)

DON’T BE EVIL — OR STUPID. OR STUPIDLY EVIL: Google is a company with a cute name and a cuddly reputation; 30-percent profit margins and a market capitalization of $144 billion …. (instapundit)

FAUXTOGRAPHY: “It was vigilant bloggers who first raised questions about the validity of two Reuters photographs of Israeli military action in Lebanon published last summer” …. (independent)

SHE REALLY CAN’T HELP IT— “John Edwards’ blog mastress Amanda Marcotte, blogging yesterday”; Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan may be off John Edwards’s campaign payroll, but there are plenty of other liberal activists who share their anti-Christian views …. (hughhewitt)

YOUTUBE is good for TV …. (buzzmachine)

DHIMMITUDE at YouTube, again; Bloggers reporting from Iraq …. (michellemalkin)

BIG MEDIA accuse Google of profiting from video piracy …. (boingboing)

CREEPS beware: Web gives women revenge …. (sfgate.com)

EVEN MEDIAL LIBERALS Suggest Edwards Bloggers Should Be Canned for Insensitivity; Ron Reagan Won’t Admit Edwards Bloggers Anti-Catholic. NY Times Blogger on the ‘Feminist Writings’ of Hateful, Vulgar Edwards Bloggers …. (newsbusters)

VIRAL VIDEO— Web 2.0 … Beyond E-text (2nd Draft) …. (viralvideochart)

Internet TV


Pop Culture, Media, Technology, Leftovers ….

APOCALYPSE CHOW: How to Eat Well When the Power Goes Out …. (instapundit)

THOUGHTS ON Y2Kyoto – An inconvenient Czech President …. (smalldeadanimals)

BIG PHARM— “Playing Doctor In The Middle East” …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

TAINTED LOVE— Enviros: Valentine’s Flowers Contribute to Global Warming …. (newsbusters)

BOAT PEOPLE ATTACKED— “A threat from those whale-savin’ sea-vegans” …. (timblair)

A “GLOBAL COLDENING” prediction; Global cooling ain’t so great, either. Global warming brought to you by . . . the sun, by Donald Sensing; A Report Media Will Ignore: Cosmic Rays Cause Global Warming …. (timblair, donaldsensing)

GEEZER VIDEO: The Police reunite …. (hotair.com)

‘DOOMSDAY’ vault design …. (haha)

SMEAGOL and Gollum from LOTR sing with Barry White …. (boingboing)

THE WORLD beyond human vision …. (haha.nu)

GRAMMY CATFIGHT: Genre-less Dixie Chicks vs. “I love country music” Carrie Underwood …. (benedictseraphim)

NEW CRITERION: “Self-parodic academic book of the day” …. (newcriterion)

BUGWAREZ: Microsoft releases first Vista security fix …. (theglobeandmail)

FENRIS: “The snow you see out of your window is the last snow you will ever see. Anyone who questions this is some sort of Global Warming Holocaust Doubter. We can skip the facts and proceed directly to the character assassination. People who deny Global Warming are stupid. They walk funny. They have silly social customs. All of the insults that once were used to mock Learning-Disabled-Canadians, Half-Canadians, and Gangbanger-Canadians can be used against Global Warming Holocaust doubters. You can treat them like straight white people” …. (dustmybroom)

WE SMELL OSCAR-MATERIAL!… Universal is developing a film about Milli Vanilli …. (damianpenny)

THE EVER-USEFUL Yak Shaving Razor #80 …. (evangelicaloutpost)

“GAMING” INDUSTRY?”.. government reliance on lotteries as a morally praiseworthy generator of income is illusory” …. (acton)

MACGYVERISMS: Complete List of MacGyver Episode Tricks …. (neatorama)

THE FUNNIEST Christopher Walken SNL Skits Ever …. (neatorama)

VIDEO: “The Simpsons Movie” trailer …. (hotair.com)

WE’RE DOOMED #1— Solar flares might knock out cell phones: Activity building to crescendo some scientists say could be cataclysmic …. (worldnetdaily)

21-CLICK SALUTE! Inventor of TV Remote Control Dies at Age 93 …. (foxnews)

WE’RE DOOMED #2— Action Plan For Killer Asteroids; Hugo Chavez will denounce US space imperialism …. (bbc, proteinwisdom)

IT HAD TO BE— “Brought To You By Pampers™”: Astronaut love/hate tale to be a movie …. (scotlandonsunday)

AN IMAO Post About Clear Movie Titles– you know, like “Hobo with a Shotgun, a move about a hobo who obtains a shotgun …. (imao)

MAN FOUND Dead Over Year In Front of Television …. (davidmorrison)

WE’RE DOOMED #3— Be prepared …. (wnd)

GASP! Somebody has figured out that Antony and Cleopatra were no Burton and Taylor! …. (llamabutchers)

LEADING Atmospheric Scientist: Earth Was Warmer and Seas Higher 125,000 Years Ago. Gas-passing mammoths blamed …. (newsbusters)

MICROBES and obesity – Quirks and Quarks radio show …. (boingboing)

WE’RE FROM THE U.N, and We’re Here to Protect You… “What do Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange and Jane Fonda have to do with asteroids? How does the United Nations come into it? And who has “absolute moral authority” to opine on risks from outer space?” …. (powerlineblog)

NEATORAMA— “The World’s Strangest Dinosaur Names” …. (neatorama.com)

WELL THAT was an interesting career change …. (llamabutchers)

GAME GEEKERY— ‘Civilization’ and Its Contents; A video game for the ages …. (weeklystandard)

STEVE JANKE: “Bromines, Ozone and the Greenhouse Effect, Lobbyists, and Liberals” …. (stevejanke)

FIRST YOU have to heft it. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes feels like a critical edition …. (freerep)

THE BEST Place To Hide Money: Conversation With A Burglar …. (haha.nu)

STEYN: “Bewitched by boarding schools– In what’s supposed to be a multiculti world, it all still comes down to toasted crumpets” …. (macleans.ca)

JIBJAB: The Shawshank Redemption Redux …. (hotair.com)

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