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May 23, 2007, 5:13 pm
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Wednesday May 23rd 2007

Regular Religious News

ARCHAEOLOGIST CLAIMS find of tomb of King Herod. Ancient builder of Jerusalem was in office when Jesus was born. What it means …. (Aquilina, Prayersthatmatter)

EDITING BENEDICT— Vatican officials change transcript of his abortion remarks. Pope caused stir in Brazil over excommunicating those in favor of it. Pope Benedict XVI urges Brazilian youth to resist ‘snares of evil’. Pope canonises Brazil’s first saint …. (Various)

FREED MISSIONARY HOSTAGE shares dramatic story with Bowie audience …. (transfigurations.blog)

SUMMIT on religious harmony thrown into discord by Malaysia; Update on why the Malaysian seminar was cancelled …. (mainstream)

THE BRILLIANT Theodore Dalrymple writes in The New English Review on the idea that There Is No God but Politics. Via …. (NER. MC)

BIG SURPRISE HERE: “A survey of college professors has exposed one of the more shocking–shocking, I say!–secrets of our time: a majority of them have “unfavorable views” of evangelical Christians” …. (reformedpastor)

THE TALKING HEADS AT GMA Fret That Pope is ‘Pushing his Pulpit’ and ‘Interfering’ in U.S. Politics …. (newsbusters)

IRAQI BISHOPS Send Plea to Sharm al-Sheikh …. (zenit)

CHRISTIANS REACT as Blair Announces Departure from Office; Archbishop of Canterbury praises Blair and bypasses Iraq ammo …. (christiantoday, transfigurations)

RELIGIOUSITY and Gene Therapy …. (proteinwisdom)

HANSON on the Crusades …. (claremont)

FADS & FIXTURES: Ten Deadly Trappings of Evangelism …. (EO)

RUTH GLEDHILL: Malaysian malaise– “Conversion from Islam is still regarded as apostasy in this country, and comes under the jurisdiction of Shariah courts. One Muslim woman [Lina Joy] who has been fighting through the courts to have her conversion from Islam to Christianity confirmed has become a cause celebre. Her case has been heard at every level of the secular courts and is now before the Federal Court but the hearing is indefinitely delayed despite protests from her lawyer …. (transfigurations.blog)

EGYPTIAN and Malaysian governments disapprove of Bibles …. (magicstatistics)

A WARNING TO CHRISTIANS: “Paul Watson is a radical anti-humanist and wannabe totalitarian who is by no means isolated within the environmental movement. Nor is he alone in his estimation of the value of humanity. Before Christians go diving head-first into that movement, they need to keep in mind who some of their allies may be” … (reformedpastor)

NEWSFLASH – Herod is dead …. (sf)

TIMOTHEOS: Glimpses of glory, a homily for Easter V …. (timotheosprologizes.blog)

BETTNET: “You know you might be a bad homilist if..” …. (bettnet.com)

CHINESE HOUSE CHURCH Christians Sue Authorities Amid Police Crackdown …. (spcm)

A WORD FROM the Protestant Church of Smyrna …. (magicstatistics)

UNDEAD RUSSIAN PATRIARCH confounds rumors: ‘I’m alive’ …. (spero)

LAST MONTH, “Palestinians bombed a Christian book store funded by American Protestants that exclusively sold Christian books. Two nearby Internet cafes also were bombed. The campaign of violence against Christians and other non-Muslims is not confined to Gaza…. These are not random attacks but an attempt at religious cleansing targeted principally at Christians” …. (melaniephillips)

THE ROYAL TREATMENT: Queen Elizabeth Welcomed at White House. She totally rocks …. (transfigurations, shotgun)

NEATORAMA— 10 Divinely Designed Churches …. (neatorama)

THE NORTH is our soul …. (skdiocese)

WHITEHALL: “the pope and liberation theology in the “newspaper of record” …. (anglicancatholic.blog)

MICHAEL COREN: Fundamental Flaw …. (Bearblog)

MILANESE Hospital Replaces Crucifixes to Please Muslims …. (lgf)

DAVID WINTER: Where there was an enormous cultural and religious divide, religion is emerging as an important part of the solution …. (skdiocese)

MERE COMMENTS— Backfire: “The Catholic Church has (in, ahem, modest triumph) welcomed a great many distinguished Protestants into its fold in the past few years, but few of these conversions will make as loud a noise as the return of Dr. Francis Beckwith” …. (merecomments)

INDONESIA Rounds Up Christians Responsible For Anti-Koran Video …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

JORDANA HORN: “Can Jews debate Jesus dispassionately? Should they?” …. (opinionjournal)

INTO GREAT SILENCE: the most beautiful film ever made? …. (anglicancatholic.blog)

RICHARD KEW— “Gratitude for the Ministry of John Stott” …. (richardkew.blog)

ERITREA – Authorities Arrest 80-Member Presbyterian Congregation …. (compassdirect)

ROWAN WILLIAMS on Dostoevsky, “personalism” and how the story of Christ reminds him of Russian ideals …. (prospect-magazine)

TOWNHALL— “Dear Lord,” he said, “I’m ready for you to send me a wife. I’ve waited 36 years so could you please hurry up? I need her in 36 hours.” …. (MikeSAdams)

SPIRITUALPOLITIQUE: Religion matters more than ever in global affairs. But don’t count on the experts–or the State Department–to know that …. (weeklystandard)

TURKISH MUSLIMS curious about Christian faith; Egypt forbids unapproved Christian religious meetings …. (magicstatistics)

PETER TOON— THE TRINITY AS THE SHIELD OF OUR LIVES …. (pbs1928.blog)

GREENLINESS is next to godliness …. (magicstatistics)

ULTRASOUND and Human Sacrifice, Cormac McCarthy, Mugabe and the Bishops, By Richard John Neuhaus …. (ft)

IRAQ ADDED to US religious freedom watch list …. (magicstatistics)

DIOGENES: “Few churchgoers would deny that preaching can stand improvement, but most of us would argue that the problem is not in the delivery, but in the fact that the preacher has absolutely nothing to say. That makes the emphasis on Rotarian-style “effectiveness” and communication skills all the more beside the point” …. (offtherecord)

THE DEATH of the death of God …. (worldmagblog)

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING to Sachs– An economist lectures the world on how to solve the problems of good and evil …. (weeklystandard)

CHRISTIANS are now less than 20% of Bethlehem’s population …. (magicstatistics)

THE ANGLICAN Bishop of Portsmouth is returning to work, claiming that his recovery from leukaemia is a “miracle.” …. (religiousintelligence)

SURRENDER, Western Satan, or We Will Make You, um, . . . Sweat with the Global Warming! …. (benedictseraphim)

FERTILITY, Faith, & the Future of the West: A conversation with Phillip Longman …. (christianitytoday)

CRACKDOWN ON CHRISTIANS could go nationwide: Fears raised that Islamic law will expand under new president …. (wnd)

ROD DREHER deftly ties together two themes that have been raised on The Point recently: our failure to see the beauty around us, and the increasing grossness and general ugliness of horror films …. (breakpoint)

BLASPHEMY LAWS UNDER FIRE amid Religious Violence in Pakistan– Two Christians in Pakistan have been taken into protective custody yesterday to protect them from militants who believe they are guilty of blasphemy and want to kill them …. (transfigurations.blog)

MARTYRED TURKISH CHRISTIANS Buried; The Latest on the Turkish Martyrs …. (VARIOUS)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, King James Bible …. (sergesblog.blog)

ANCHORESS: “Little Zeke lived for just about a half-hour – a beautiful 35 minutes – and reading about those precious minutes, viewing the pictures, explains more eloquently than the greatest theologian ever could, the power that comes from saying “yes” to God, and of affirming life. It illustrates how mysteriously human and divine is love.” …. (anchoressonline.com)

ELUSIVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM— Commission Reports on Countries of Particular Concern …. (zenit.org)

MESSIANICAL POLITICS: ACLU? Outrage? Obama Campaigned In Church, Congregation ‘Prayed For Him to Become President’; Obama is caught in a public fabrication, media pretends it never happened. American Digest: Color (Double) Blind …. (Various)

IRANIAN CONVERTS to Christianity tortured, murdered …. (magicstatistics)

AL GORE, SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD, have mercy! RI Students Must Watch ‘Inconvenient Truth’ to Graduate …. (transfigurations.blog)

CONTRARY TO the biased report in today’s NY Times, concerning the Pope’s visit to Brazil, the father of Liberation Theology is on good terms with the Vatican …. (catholicnews)

ATHEIST’S MOCKERY at ABC’s “Face Off” on God’s Existence …. (gkupsidedown.blog)

U.S. WRITER follows varied path around globe to tombs of apostles …. (freerep)

GATES OF VIENNA— In Sartrouville, the church in the projects will have no bells… In order not to “provoke” the population of the surrounding neighborhoods with a Muslim majority, the new building will be illuminated but… mute …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

JAMES TONKOWICH: “What Population Control Reveals about Unbiblical Approaches to Environmentalism” …. (ird-renew.org)

UNDER REPAIR: Ancient Vatican library to close …. (transfigurations.blog)

MIKE AUSTIN: “There comes a time in the life of a man when he must admit that, whatever the problem is, it is bigger than he is. In the supernatural world we call that a ‘coming to God moment.’ I have had many such. No doubt— no doubt at all— I will have many more” …. (mikeaustin.org)

MUGABE threatens Catholic bishops …. (magicstatistics)

RELIGION— Q&A: Profs show hostility toward evangelicals. “Unholy Academy” …. (NRO)

WELBORN— “Christians in Iraq are on their way to extinction, cut off from the country’s political process,” said Redemptorist Fr Bashar Warda, newly-appointed rector of the St Peter Major Seminary, which was recently moved from Baghdad to Ankawa (Kurdistan) for security reasons …. (amywelborn)

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS Explains It All for You– Move over, Sam Harris; another atheist wants the pulpit …. (ct)

PRESBYTERIANS and the New Perspective on Paul …. (merecomments)

IF THE EARTH Can Be God, Why Can’t Al Gore be a Prophet? …. (acton.org)

CANUCKIAN Philosopher Charles Taylor wins the Templeton Prize for his work on bridging the gap between faith and reason …. (mercatornet)

ENVIRONMENTALLY incorrect …. (buzzmachine)

NEW YORKER TAGGED for ‘Falsehoods,’ ‘Mis-readings,’ and ‘Errors’ in Pope Article …. (newsbusters)

NEW RELIGIONS: “..multiculturalism is not so much an expression of liberalism as a symptom of a characteristic disease or antinomy of liberalism.” …. (newcriterion)

CHUCK COLSON’S Short Circuit– Are we seeing a new evangelical-liberal synthesis? …. (spectator)

TURNING the Tide Against Euthanasia …. (titusonenine)

COPYBOOK GODS: Meanwhile in “Secular” Turkey …. (godscopybook.blog)

SERGE’S BLOG: “The New York Times’ slant on the Episcopal row” …. (sergesblog.blog)

THE APOSTLE PAUL AT Mars Hill: Cultural Apologetics …. (scriptoriumdaily)

KABBALAH JUNKIE Roseanne Barr: “The Arabs’ Protection Is the Only Reason Any Holy Site Remains In Israel” …. (israpundit)

GORE GETS a Little Too Religious for Liberal Enviro. The Gospel according to Saint Al …. (newsbusters, magicstatistics)

BENDING THE WESTERN KNEE: Karen Armstrong–defender of Islam. Karen Armstrong: The Coherence Of Her Incoherence, by Hugh Fitzgerald. Spencer responds to Armstrong in Financial Times …. (Various)

FIRST THINGS— Art & Theology: A Shared Predicament. By Matthew J. Milliner …. (firstthings.com)

DOUG GILES: How Not to be A Cho Seung Hui …. (townhall.com)

HERESY and the good press that now goes with it …. (telegraph)

THE NEWMiddle Ages: Self-Nonmedication …. (nytimes)

SOCCER GAME for priests, imams canceled because the teams could not agree on whether women priests should take part …. (3v8.org)

TEXAS CATHOLIC BISHOPS Support Futile Care Theory …. (wesleyjsmith)

THE POET, Trying to Surprise God …. (worldmagblog)

MAD MAX Throws a Tantrum: Max Blumenthal Calls Me a “Racist’s Racist” …. (evangelicaloutpost)

LARK NEWS EXCLUSIVE: “Nursery catacombs idea flops” …. (larknews.com)


World War IV — The New Crusade….

A NUCLEAR IRAN? by Victor Davis Hanson …. (victorhanson)

NUCLEAR TERROR contingency plans …. (boingboing)

UNIFIL UNFULFILLED— The U.N. organization is ineffective and unaccountable …. (michaeltotten)

PEGGY NOONAN: Everything Old Is New Again Europe–yes, even France–gives us a taste of the future …. (transfigurations.blog)

U.N. PEACEKEEPERS exploit teenage prostitutes in East Timor; Swiss launch corruption probe at UN weather body …. (magicstatistics, eyeontheun)

SUFFERING MASCOTS— Why the West fails to understand humanity in Africa …. (victorhanson)

BLOODY HANDS— In 2005, the Russian Federation exported to Sudan $21 million worth of aircraft and associated equipment including spare parts and $13.7 million of helicopters, adding to its substantial arms deliveries in previous years …. (publiuspundit)

UNTIED NATIONS— ” Human Rights Council “falling down on the job” say watchdogs …. (magicstatistics)

SERVICING the Narrative: How Western Progressive Sensibilities Continue to Aid Radical Islamists in The Efforts to Control the “Muslim” Narrative …. (proteinwisdom)

WE’RE ALL Hooked On Trivia, by Victor Davis Hanson …. (vdh)

LOST: Nuclear Material… If Found: Call 0-800-Pakistan …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

MAPPING THE Online Jihad …. (belmont.blog)

AL-Q LEADER calls for all-out jihad by ALL minorities against white Canadians …. (proudtobecanadian)

HOT AIR: Robert guides us through the intracies of sharia law. Play along at home! You’ll wish you had someday soon …. (hotair.com)

OH, LOOK – Another American Intelligence Chief Blames Arafat For the Collapse Of the Peace Process …. (israpundit)

ROSETT: More on Iran’s Ad to buy Nuclear Reactors; The notice, appearing worldwide, sought bids for constructing two nuclear power plants …. (claudiarosett)

STOP THE JIZYAH, by Hugh Fitzgerald …. (newenglishreview)

HOT AIR— Michelle interviews Frank Gaffney on the film “Islam vs. the Islamists,” which PBS paid for with our tax dollars but now refuses to release …. (mypetjawa)

THE ISLAM-O-FASCISTS Must be Happier than a Pig in Fresh Mud …. (p2bc)

MORE ON Islamists in the Balkans. “The ominous presence of Wahhabi missionaries, financiers, terror recruiters, and other mischief-makers bespeaks a fresh offensive in that tormented land.” …. (instapundit)

FRENCH SOCIALIST IDIOT Segolene Royal: Violent People Ought to Prevail …. (proteinwisdom)

LITTLE GREEN Psychoanalyst …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

MUFFLED THUDS From Within the UN Procurement Department …. (claudiarosett)

NANCY & HILLARY – The Empty Sacks that a Couple of Human Beings Once Lived In …. (breathofthebeast.blog)

MELANIE PHILLIPS: “deals with the Devil inevitably mean selling your soul. And that’s the problem with the Blair vision which should terrify all of us. Because the world isn’t reducible to a universal personality. There are crucial choices to be made between good and evil” …. (melaniephillips)

CAROLINE GLICK at the Jerusalem Post describes the radical Islamic challenge to the humanity of women: where girls may be killed rather than educated and wonders if there’s a man among us who will stand with Hirsi Ali, who has been sounding the warning for years …. (belmont.blog)

MICKEY MOUSE has recently appeared on Palestinian television declaring that children must strive to have “world leadership under Islamic leadership.” …. (shotgun)

MICHAEL LEDEEN Calls Iran Greatest Threat to Western World …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

WORLD WAR V: “US: China Alarms Ringing” …. (washtimes)

HITLER’S HEIRS— “If today’s Arab anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish propaganda strongly resembles that of the Third Reich, there is a good reason.” A short history of Holocaust denial …. (danielpipes, damianpenny)

DEMOCRACY should be celebrated and lauded. Unless our candidate loses. In which case, RIOT! …. (proteinwisdom, proudtobecanadian)

REVENGE of the Me generation: Rosie O’Donnell and the Politics of Ignorance …. (proteinwisdom)

CANADIAN VS. JIHADI DVD: In praise of the ordinary? …. (shotgun)

AMERICAN DIGEST on bumper-sticker wars …. (americandigest)


LifeWatch ….

HOLLYWOOD gets The Thrill …. (dawneden)

PREMATURE Sex Destroys Little Girls and Little Boys …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

FULL HUMAN RIGHTS: Amnesty International’s Dirty Little Secret …. (FT)

CRIPS & TARDS: Hospital Admits Breaking Law in Stunting Little Girl’s Growth …. (sf)

ROBERT P. GEORGE & REV. THOMAS V. BERG, L.C.— Six Stem Cell Facts …. (winst.org)

WHAT WE’VE KNOWN FOR A LO-O-O-ONG TIME ALREADY: 1764 Illustration of a Fetus at Nine Months …. (neatorama)

“HANDS OFF OUR OVARIES!”.. Feminists, pro-lifers campaign together to stop egg harvesting for cloning research …. (sfgate)

NEO-EUGENICS: Sex Testing of 6-Week Embryos …. (wesleyjsmith)

LOVE SHOULD Mark Hospitals, Cardinal Says …. (zenit)

EVILOUSITY: “Embryos are to be screened for a cosmetic defect for the first time in a British clinic” …. (wesleyjsmith)

PLANNED MURDERHOOD Report Shows Record Number of Abortions Done …. (transfigurations.blog)

IN THE AGORA: ‘Reproductive Rights’ for Men? …. (intheagora)

THREE CHEERS FOR DR. DOWNS— “It’s the great moral divide of our age. Here one doctor explains why she’s so passionate about persuading her patients NOT to have abortions” …. (curtjester)

WHY THE LEFT is Attacking Abstinence Programs …. (transfigurations.blog)

MANDATORY HAPPY 101: A London School of Economics prof says that kids ought to be given “happiness lessons” in school …. (llamabutchers)

MIKE ADAMS.. Seeking Trophy Wife …. (p2bc)

CANADA’S POLICY on abortion is not to have a policy …. (magicstatistics)

MOHLER: “In the Womb” — One Look and Your Eyes Are Opened …. (albertmohler)

NEWSBUSTERS— ‘View’s’ Behar: Multiple Children ‘Snort Up Oxygen’ …. (newsbusters)

TAKE CAREFUL NOTE ” of our abortionist’s admission that “some divine power has allowed us to be present in others’ lives and bear their burdens for a bit.” That ought to make the hair on your neck prickle. The Bible too knows of a spiritual power that helps its host bear the burden of inflicting homicide. Its name is Legion. “It can not have been an accident,” muses our diarist, “that we were granted this ability.”” …. (cwnews)

INFANTICIDE is, of course, an old virus that infects and kills the human soul. It was a hallmark of pre-Christian societies and it never really vanished …. (americandigest)

PURE MADNESS— Sperm donor to lesbian couple ordered to pay support …. (transfigurations.blog)

ANNA CHANGED her mind seconds before she had an abortion …. (proudtobecanadian)

SOBERING THOUGHTS: “Why do feminists not raise their voice against the coercive policies used to enforce China’s one-child policy?” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

AN INFORMATIVE but frightening article on pornography …. (salvomag, EO)

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY from CBS: Stay-at-home Moms ‘Don’t Use Full Talents and Abilities’ …. (newsbusters)

THE INCREDIBLE Shrinking Father, By Kay S. Hymowitz. Artificial insemination begets children without paternity, with troubling cultural and legal consequences …. (frontpagemag)

WHAT MEDIA-BIAS? CBC Newsworld’s Susan Bonner calls pro-lifers “anti-abortionists” …. (proudtobecanadian)

THE BOURGEOIS porn paradise …. (townhall)

— So a chimp is a “person” but an unborn child isn’t …. (stoptheaclu, sigcarlfred.blog)

BLOSSER BLOG: “Sex slave co-eds & high school playmates” …. (pblosser.blog)

LOOKY THERE— “The number of rape charges in Sweden has quadrupled in just above twenty years. Rape cases involving children under the age of 15 are six times as common today as they were a generation ago. Resident aliens from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia dominate the group of rape suspects …. (shaidle)

RAPE & “PLAN B”: Dawn Eden sent me the following story …. (curtjester)

HAVING LARGE FAMILIES should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a 4×4 car and failing to reuse plastic bags, according to a report to be published tomorrow by a green think tank …. (dprice.blog)

BETTNET on Rudeness and “breeders” …. (bettnet.com)

A TRIPLE-PARENTING CASE IN PENNSYLVANIA: Dale Carpenter’s analysis is more thorough, but Stanley Kurtz has a better title: Ma, Pa, and Ma in PA …. (InstaP)

GOLLY-GEE: Frequent TV Viewing During Adolescence Linked to Attention and Learning Difficulties …. (lifesite)

FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS, Canada has placed the interests of adults ahead of the rights of children – both inside and outside the womb …. (theinterim.ca)

CHINA: New regulations banning trade of human organs go into effect. Amnesty International begs to differ …. (Transfig, Sobering Thoughts)

WHITE PRIVILEGE— Question: what would happen were an academic to take the actual findings of new AG Cooper’s follow-up report on the Duke “Rape” case and write a dissertation based on those findings? …. (proteinwisdom)


Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Puzzling Management

CAN-GOV WIMPERY: “.. in the face of the dire social and population consequences of things like dogmatic man-hating feminism, tax-funded abortion, and so-called gay marriage – instead of fighting back by persuading the public, and especially young people at home, at school, and in the public square of the fundamental importance of heterosexual marriage, the sacredness of all human life, and the crucial civilizational role of generative sexual love and family bonds, they surrender, panic, and then respond pathetically – by offering bucks for babies!” …. (williamgairdner)

SCANDALIZED: Abotech’s key role in the rigging of RCMP pension contracts …. (stevejanke)

DAVID WARREN— “It does not matter how we came to believe it, we have, in practice, all come to believe that “a massive, legalistic, micro-managing bureaucratic machinery under the direction of the most aggressive vested interests is the best way to secure the greatest decadence for the greatest number.” …. (dw)

LIBERAL MP calls for inquiry into RCMP contracts …. (ctv.ca)

LIBERAL MEDIA in a blinkered state of abject denial and ignorance …. (p2bc)

BLOC-HEAD’S STATE of inner-bloc-head health should be next Parliamentary tribunal project …. (proudtobecanadian)

THE MEGALOPOLIS of Toronto has issued “A Discussion of Public Policy Revenue Tools” in which it proposes nine new types of taxes including: a new tax on tobacco; a new tax on alcohol; a new tax on parking; a new tax on billboards; a new home-buying tax; a new tax on vehicle registration; a new driver’s license tax, a new road toll; and a new tax on entertainment tickets like movies, theatre, and concerts. The Mayor has also suggested a new garbage collection tax …. (smalldeadanimals)

DUST MY BROOM: “I’ve attended anti-war protests in Calgary where you have far-left groups such as the unions, Communist Party of Canada and the peace out crews playfully intermingling with so-called designated terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah. It never makes the news and goes ignored” …. (dustmybroom)

SAME OLD, SAME OLD— Ontario Liberal “slush fund” scandal …. (shotgun)

SAITH YOUR GOD— Buy locally! Except when David Suzuki says not to …. (shotgun)

AIR INDIA, MORE— Margaret Wente asks some questions about James Bartleman’s odd actions …. (damianpenny)

CANADIAN peacekeeper among 9 peacekeepers killed in plane crash …. (newsbeat1.com)

A VIOLENT HISPANIC GANG spreading in Canada: ‘Every place they have arrived, there is an increase in violence and crime’ …. (canada.com)

ÜBER-CHEESE? Canadians losing their stomach for a war many see as futile will be bad news for Harper in an election …. (ottawasun)

IN HIS INFINITE wisdom, Canadian Agriculture Minister Chuck Strahl has decided “to protect consumer interests and to promote choice in the marketplace” by forcing dairy processors to use more raw full-fat milk in cheese …. (magicstatistics)

LAST WEEK THE Wall Street Journal ran Joanne Kaufman’s terrific profile of Gordon Lightfoot; Morning in America producer Seth Leibsohn has forwarded us the audio of Bill Bennett’s interview of Gordon Lightfoot regarding “If You Could Read My Mind.” …. (powerlineblog)

SO DO YOU REMEMBER that story about those Canadian spy coins that hit the presses at the beginning of this year? …. (stephentaylor)

GREENERY: Why can May mix pulpit, Parliament?; If a Conservative politician had said what she said, the media would have pounced. And “Can’t the Green Party find a Canadian pervert to make their t-shirts?” …. (Bearblog)

CANADIAN INHUMANIST LUNATIC: Watson exposed. Vancouver-bred eco-crusader Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Society has once again revealed himself to be an anti-human zealot. Canadian environmentalist calls for population to be reduced by, oh, 5 or 6 billion. BILLION… “curing the biosphere of the human virus will require a radical and invasive approach” …. (Various)

TRUE DAT— “If Prime Minister Stephen Harper deserves credit for uniting the Conservative Party of Canada, he must also take the blame for dividing the conservative movement” …. (shaidle)

CANADIAN “One-tier” health care is, in any case, an utter fraud. Cash can be paid to get you faster treatment; you just can’t pay yourself. Meanwhile, Canada’s New Government is doing practically nothing either to improve or reform health care” …. (damianpenny)

WHISTLEBLOWER stomped by unaccountable Senate …. (stephentaylor)

NEED A REASON to take a day off? …. (hairyeyeball.)

DAMIAN PENNY: Does power in Canada inevitably lead to ever-bigger government? …. (dp)

OOH, this should be fun: Kate scolds Kinsella for bigotry, hysteria …. (shaidle.blog)

AIR INDIA WHITEWASH still haunts Canada; Officials at loss to explain Bartleman revelation. Air India revelations add to grief. RCMP placed extra security after air threats …. (Various)

BRACE YOURSELF For The Flurry Of Media Corrections …. (sda)

A MISSING BIT OF CANADA: Caledonia.. before & after …. (sda)

PIMPING FOR PERPS: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation shilling Fidel Castro cap online …. (cfp)

CBC EXPRESSES its “regret”, again; misuses images of Canadian soldiers …. (stephentaylor.ca)

CONSPIRACY! City of Whitehorse schemes against unsuspecting citizens …. (magicstatistics)

IF IT SEEMS “Canadians weigh less than their American neighbours, they do – but not for the reasons you might think. A large swath of Canada actually boasts lower gravity than its surroundings” …. (NROTC)


Blogosphere, Web — and Old Media ….

SANDMONKEY ON The Next Step “I am proposing creating an organization that deals with championing the causes of blogger and freedom of speech in the middle-east” …. (sandmonkey)

STUPIDING THE STUPID— The most heated topic in the blogosphere this week was the announcement by James Lileks, one of the world’s most popular bloggers, that his longtime employer, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, was taking away his print column and putting him back on the reporting beat. Mark Steyn on the plight of Lileks …. (timblair, hughhewitt)

JON GARVIE: Will the digital age bring equality? …. (T19)

WE INTERRUPT Your Correspondence With The Widow Of The Late Nigerian Foreign MInister …. (sda)

ARMY REGULATION 530-1 – The War on Military Blogs …. (mypetjawa, EO)

UNITED NATIONS Refuses Press Freedom on World Press Freedom Day …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

FINNISH POLICE Will Question Blogger Under ‘Incitement Against Groups’ Law …. (JiWa)

LEFTWITS— Kos Kidz: Supporting Terrorists = “Courageous Writing” …. (mypetjawa)

BUZZMACHINE: Tim O’Reilly’s foolhardy effort to wash the blogosphere’s mouth out with soap has a dangerous new ally: Tessa Jowell, the UK’s secretary of state for culture, media and sport …. (buzzmachine)

THE FOUNDATION for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) reports that a college professor is on the verge of being fired for emailing George Washington’s Thanksgiving Day address to his co-workers last Thanksgiving …. (powerlineblog)

THOMAS SOWELL: The media determine what is and is not a scandal. “Scandalous “Scandals” …. (NRO)

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Mainstream Media Ignore Feinstein’s Conflict …. (newsbusters)

MORE ON EGYPT’S BLOG CRACKDOWN via Instapundit; Egypt’s blog rebels silenced by jail …. (instapundit, telegraph)

A LESSON in Web Etiquette for the Huffington Post …. (EO)

ALL THESE THINGS: “The YouTubification of Politics” …. (allthesethings)

THE LIBERAL ELEPHANT in Newsweek’s Living Room …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

ANNALS OF CRISIS in Estonia: Russia Stoops to Cyber Terrorism …. (publiuspundit)

CONSERVATIVE Bloggers Fight for Free Speech …. (brusselsjournal)

NEW HARVARD REPORT Examines Media Coverage of Lebanon War …. (honestreporting.com)

IOWAHAWK— Subscribe Now! Deadtree media needs your support …. (iowahawk)


Pop Culture, Media, Technology, Leftovers ….

FACEBOOK = very hip, very now …. (spectator)

RELAPSED CATHOLIC: “Hey, we can’t prove anything is actually happening, but look how many people we’ve got to agree with us! You’d better make a whole bunch of sacrifices which, by coincidence, exactly coincide with the political agenda of the anti-Western anti-industrial religion of ecodeism — or global warming will get you!” …. (shaidle)

COMMUNIVERSITY— Welcome to Big Brother’s “The National Survey of Student Engagement” …. (vdh)

MOVIE POSTERS redone in “grindhouse” style …. (boingboing)

THE EVER USEFUL Yak Shaving Razor #90 …. (EO)

MARK STEYN: “If George Bush put a microchip in your garbage under the Patriot Act, there’d be mass demonstrations across the land. But do it in the guise of saving the planet and everyone’s fine with it.” …. (instapundit)

SOME HANDY management lessons from the Battle of Thermopylae …. (fathersofthechurch)

DON’T TELL THE EUROCRATS about this: “Department of Euphemism Abatement” …. (newcriterion)

ENVIRONMENTAL Solutions not rhetoric: “Making gasoline from carbon dioxide” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

OOPSIES: Elderly iPod users skip a beat …. (transfigurations.blog)

MYSTERY WRITERS Guilty — of Political Incorrectness …. (frontpagemag)

CHINA: Melamine Spiking Longstanding Practice. Millions of dog, cats, and humans eating tainted Chinese agricultural products(sda)

NANO-CLOTHES: Clothing Created to Block Flu, Colds …. (abcnews)

NASA Finds Extremely Hot Planet, Makes First Exoplanet Weather Map. Al Gore claims he invented it blames Bush …. (transfigurations.blog)

SHAIDLE FISKS Kent State …. (sleepyoldbear)

ANIMATED New Yorker Cartoons …. (titusonenine)

DOOMSDAY DELAYED: The CBC Documentary That Examines Global Warming …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

EFFABILITY: the f-word is everywhere …. (theinterim.ca)

PROTEIN WISDOM— The “fallacy of proof” (or, Chomsky Inherits the Earth) …. (proteinwisdom)

A 2007 GRAD ADDRESS: “The dumbed-down institutions of higher learning that took large amounts of federal funds on your behalf, have left you behind the eight ball, with not a whole lot to show for that debt. Let that be your first lesson in the real world. Caveat Emptor” …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

PHILOSOPHICAL Football (At Least the Right Team Wins!) …. (benedictseraphim)

THINKCRIME! “I was almost certain universities had gotten around the accusation that they routinely crush dissent by installing pen-sized free speech zones where such untoward musings are grudgingly allowed. In the name of “tolerance.” …. (proteinwisdom)

MEDIA IGNORE Evidence of Global Climate Change 20,000 Years Ago …. (newsbusters)

A VIRULENT New Strain of TB Raising Fears of Pandemic: Bug Is Resistant to Most Available Drugs …. (transfigurations.blog)

UBUNTU LINUX Vs. Windows Vista: The Battle For Your Desktop …. (informationweek)

VERY COOL— The Animated Bayeux Tapestry …. (youtube)

GLEN BECK’S ‘Climate of Fear’ Attacks Global Warming Alarmists and Kyoto Fallacies …. (Various)

THE 100 Most Overrated/Underrated Films …. (evangelicaloutpost.)

GLOBAL WARMING SCIENTISTS FIGHT BACK: BBC- The Great Global Warming Swindle – Documentary Film …. (google.com/)

PHOTOSHOPPERY— Six Degrees of Muppets 2 …. (worth 1000)


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