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Tuesday, December 4th, A.D. 2007

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SERGES BLOG: The evangelicals rush to war…. (

ACTON BLOG— Pope Benedict’s Second Encyclical Is Out; Pope Benedict’s 2nd Encyclical – Spe Salvi – “On Christian Hope” …. (, ratzingerfanclub)

THE ANGLICAN SECT: ONE HUNDRED CLERICS and ordinands in the Church in Wales have expressed their “concern and dismay” at the wording of the Bill to allow women to join the episcopate …. (churchtimes)

HOPE THAT SAVES – Rev. Raymond J. de Souza…. (catholiceducation)

PRAYERS, PLEASE— To the Bone …. (benedictseraphim)

TURKEY: SPURIOUS CASE AGAINST CONVERTS PROLONGED— Judge orders 12 more questionable witnesses to testify for prosecution …. (compassdirect)

ROGER KIMBALL: Rowan Williams, Public Embarrassment. The spectacle of the religious left …. (orthodoxytoday)

UNDERCUTTING THE LIBERALS— The Encyclical on Hope: On the “De-immanentizing” of the Christian Eschaton (Heaven On Earth, Now) …. (freerepublic)

WORD FROM THE HIZZLE: Pastoral Statement from Primate Hiltz; Bishop Johnson’s letter to the Clergy in Toronto; Ephraim Radner and David Reed: Canada is not the United States …. (Various)

MOHLER: Does a Computer Belong in the Crib? …. (albertmohler)

GO WITH DWIGHT: St. Benedict & St. Therese – Retreat in France …. (selectinternationaltours)

2008 Acton Lecture Series …. (

BENNY 16 Responds to “A Common Word” (Muslim Invitation to Dialogue). Magister: Pope and Muslims “at a great distance“. Pope responds to the Islamic world …. (Various)

WORST PRIMATE. EVER… Archbishop Venables: Canadian Care of Dissenting Churches Inadequate; Canadian Anglican leaders are practicing either “denial” or “hypocrisy” when they criticize bishops who cross diocesan jurisdictions to minister to congregations unable to accept the liberal drift of the Canadian church, according to Presiding Bishop Gregory Venables, Primate of the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone. Conservative Anglicans to establish new Canadian denomination; The Canadian Primate’s principal secretary misinterprets the Windsor Report …. (livingchurch)

IN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, Canada Slides from a 1 to a 2! Why? …. (

WISDOM: Let us attend– “I will offer a short exhortation: if you keep a website or a blog, do not make it a place for your secrets (as is too often done). There is no virtue in this, but only sin. Bring your secrets to God and stand next to His priest. There you will find love and respect, not judgment. And you will find a balm for your soul. This most public of all places (the internet) hates your secrets and would only use them to destroy you. Learn to be silent and speak to God in your heart. I offer this begging…if you have posted your secrets – remove them! Close the doors, draw the curtain and stand in secret before the Most High God!” …. (fatherstephen)

THE TEDDY-BEAR teacher is sentenced to 15 days in prison. “Mrs Gibbons technically faces three charges – insulting Islam, inciting religious hatred and contempt for religious beliefs…”; Mohammed Bear – is Islam compatible with levity and humour? I’d like to buy Derb a drink. Continuing insanity in the Sudan. “Guilty of inciting religious hatred.” Spencer: The Brittle Culture of Islam. The Teddy Bear Fallout …. (Various)

ROGER SCRUTON— “Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged” …. (catholiceducation)

IRENE LANCASTER: Tribute to my friend, Bella Ansell, who at our last public meeting together said: ‘We expect better from the Church of England’; Glorious dancing at Jerusalem’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of the UN vote to create the State of Israel, whilst Britain continues its downward spiral into dhimmitude and disgusting antisemitism, except for Westminster Abbey, that is …. (irenelancaster)

BURMA’S CHRISTIANS: “The country’s displaced minorities maintain their distinctive faith” …. (christianitytoday)

IF TONY BLAIR had been able openly to acknowledge his faith when he was Prime Minister, Britain’s policies might have been very different …. (churchtimes)

CURT JESTER: Broken moral golden compass …. (curtjester)

LEFTIST NAZIS: British Justice minister warned over anti-gay speech …. (geoconger)

PERSECUTION by any other name …. (sameo416)

ISLAM, SLAVERY & RAPE— Jamie Glazov: “Islamic slavery started with Mohammed, went worldwide, and continues today” …. (orthodoxytoday)

KATHY SHAIDLE’S Refreshingly Plain Speech …. (fivefeetoffury)

REMEMBERING The Men of Boystown: A glimpse into the world of male prostitution …. (christianitytoday)

THE GODBLOGOSPHERE— They’re not all bad …. (getreligion)

IRAQI CHURCH LEADER says Security Situation Improving for Christians …. (christianpost)

ONLY REFERENCE critics who make no overt claim to be themselves religious. This is a self-imposed restriction believers might employ when refuting the New Atheism; otherwise there’s no sport in it. Call it something like a golf handicap …. (millinerd)

TEDDY BEARS, Parked Cars and Moral Equivalence …. (powerlineblog)

FORMER Episcopal Bishop Jeffrey Steenson was received into the Catholic Church …. (

OK, KIDS: Say, “There’s no monster under my bed…” and repeat as needed …. (sameo416)

LATIN MAKES a Comeback – Young Catholics Are Leading a Resurgence of the Traditional Mass …. (freerep)

ROBERT HART writes, “[Christians] have become more and more accepting of sexual relations that fall far below Christian belief in chastity, to the point where many churches accept unmarried couples, as long as they are not homosexual.” …. (breakpoint)

MORALISTIC Therapeutic Deism on the march …. (crunchycon)

JUST NOT GETTING IT— CBS ‘Early Show’ Guest: ‘Killing Has Nothing to Do With Atheism’ …. (newsbusters)

CONSERVATIVE LIBERALS— “It doesn’t matter that the properties were bought, paid for, and lovingly maintained by the congregations of each church, whether liberal or conservative. Ingham aspires to be the 1950s husband, turning the wife out with nothing but the clothes on her back, holding up the deed to the house and saying, “See, it’s in my name. Right here.” …. (hairyeyeball)

TURKISH publisher of ‘The God Delusion’ faces jail …. (

WHERE WE ARE: “After centuries of rather tense coexistence, serious trouble developed in the last half-century. North American liberal Anglicans proved to be adept at church politics, gained control of the church hierarchy, and promoted a steady stream of theological innovations that assaulted the core beliefs of the conservatives. Perhaps not coincidentally, Anglican membership has declined steadily in North America” …. (

MAKING THE CHURCH matter in Quebec – Rev. Raymond J. de Souza …. (catholiceducation)

DIOGENES on world AIDS Day: “inward ho!” And in other news: “The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, speaks about the Church and HIV infection. In brief, he’s against the spread of AIDS” …. (offtherecord)

TIME WILL TELL: Commentary on the Secret Eucharist. Yips: “I’m not ready to jump on the anti-Rowan bandwagon over the “secret Eucharist,” for several of reasons” …. (timescolumns, captainyips)

PONDERING The Title of the Pope vs. the Title of the Patriarch …. (

ANCHORESS: Sisters & Nuns & Videos …. (anchoressonline)

GWN VS. GWN: “It may well turn out that the Anglican fight in Canada is even nastier than the one south of the border” …. (

BEAR BLOG: “I worked hard on this translation, Abp Fred Hiltz, so I am reposting” …. (sleepyoldbear)

MORE TO WORRY ABOUT: “The very strangest thing about ++Rowan’s anti-American flux the other day is that the Middle Eastern mess is at least partly, maybe mainly, of British concoction in the aftermath of World War I” …. (captainyips)

THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S “Gospel of Judas?” Crap Then. Crap Now. CrunchyCon agrees: “a scholar and translator accuses National Geographic of major translation errors that completely falsified the meaning of the Gnostic “Gospel of Judas.” Judas was not the secret hero of the Gospel, as the Geographic team had it; according to the manuscript itself, Judas was a demon” …. (americandigest, crunchycon)

DEBUNKING the Galileo myth …. (

TOLERANTING— Controversial Pro-Homosexuality Priest Has Pro-Life Activist Parishioner Arrested …. (freerep)

DAVID WARREN: “I am thinking of the mob that formed in Khartoum yesterday, after Friday prayers in the mosques, demanding the execution of a British schoolteacher who was arrested by Sudan’s ruling Islamist junta. Gillian Gibbons has already been “tried,” and jailed 15 days, by one of this regime’s kangaroo courts”; Important Perspectives On The Teddy-Bear Intifada. So is this what ‘Islamist’ means? …. (Various)

If They Might Be Giants Had a Song About the Great Schism


POPE BENEDICT and Nature’s Genius, by Benjamin D. Wiker and Jonathan Witt …. (insidecatholic)

LIBERALISM= Church Death: Episcopal Report Highlights Concerns Over Church Attendance Drop. You ain’t seen nuthin’, yet. Word to Frizzle Hizzle …. (christianpost,

GOLDEN COMPASS: The Devil’s Party– By Alan Jacobs. Golden Compass author Philip Pullman calls critics “nitwits”; Coke, “The Golden Compass” — and “global warming”; ‘The Golden Compass’ Promotion Aids ‘Awareness’ About Polar Bears’ Plight. LAT Article Questions Literacy Of Those Who Protest ‘Golden Compass’ …. (Various)

CLUELESS Abp. Ouellet stunned by strong reaction to his apology …. (

BOND, JAMES BOND: Raymond J. Keating on Ian Fleming’s morality plays …. (orthodoxytoday)

EARTH TO ROWAN! Come in Please! Archbishop of Canterbury’s Harsh Attack on U.S. Foreign Policy Assumes Too Much …. (captainyips, ird-renew)

FRIENDLY MOHAMMED THE MOLE, appeared in Who’s Poorly Too?, an illustrated children’s book, which also included Dipak Dalmatian and Pedro Penguin, in an effort to be “inclusive”. More here …. (

I’M SORRY, SO SORRY— Silly people sign pointless letter; Hamas once again reminds all but terminally stupid liberal “Christians” what radical “Palestinians” think “Palestine” is …. (

VIDEO GOODNESS— Does God Exist? A Debate …. (solomonia)

FEMINIZATION of the Church blamed on fatherlessness …. (

ALTHOUSE— “Will the secular left soon attack the religious right for being pro-science?” And Teachers Vs. Priests – Unequal Treatment In the Media? …. (, freerep)

IF GOD is all-powerful, why does evil exist? …. (americandigest)

THE 500 YEAR WALL— Every half a millennium or so, waves of change rock Christianity until they cause the
kind of earthquake that forces historians to start using capital letters ….

THE MOTHER of God at Prayer for the Kingdom of God, By Cornelius Plantinga Jr. …. (firstthings)

MUSLIM PEERS help free teddy bear teacher. Expect many British Muslims to call them traitors for their efforts. Steyn: “No offense” is no defense …. (fivefeetoffury)

THE FRAUD that is Sharia law …. (stevejanke)

PROSECUTION of British Schoolteacher is Another Example of How Khartoum Violates the Comprehensive Peace Agreement …. (

THE AWKWARD Irony of the Atheist Sunday School …. (albertmohler)

TEDDY BEARS, PARKED CARS, AND MORAL EQUIVALENCE: “As though Christians, Hindus, Buddhists or Jews were imprisoning people over teddy bears’ names, or flogging women for the ‘crime’ of being raped!” …. (instapundit)

AT THE MOVIES— The Good, the Bad and Beowulf– Hollywood hates Christianity, loves the “Other.” by Raymond Ibrahim …. (victorhanson)

PRESBY ACTIVISTS Play Fast and Loose with Fast-Food King…. (

THE JIZYA is the tax that the People of the Book (Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians) are required to pay when they live in Dar al Islam …. (

GOD GOES on Trial in San Francisco …. (insidecatholic)

HIS SECOND First Mass …. (

CHRISTIANITY is traveling the silk road–again …. (

THE BROTHERS and Sisters of Jesus, By Matthew Levering …. (firstthings)

BREAKPOINT: An Emboldened ‘Compass’, by Tom Gilson: “Pullman’s God is fictional — the actual God is not concerned about any death threats that might be made against Him. The real concern is for students who will have this dark material forced on them in schools” …. (

SCOTLAND celebrates saint’s day …. (bbc)

TOP TWENTY Books Nobody Reads …. (merecomments)

BEWARE The Noonday Devil …. (freerep)

WINTER Reading, By Mike S. Adams …. (

CRIMINALIZING Free Speech; From the Mouths of Babes …. (

ISLAM IS NOW Ireland’s 3rd largest faith …. (bbc)

MARK SHEA: “When Evangelicals ask me why the Church keeps holding up Mary alongside Christ, the best answer I can think of is this: There’s one thing that even Jesus cannot do” …. (

VEIL-UP, LADIES — “Don’t worry, O blessed ladies, no woman is ugly to her own husband; she was pleasing enough when she was chosen.” …. (

SCRAPPLEFACE— Sudan Teddy Case Stalls ‘Tickle Me Muhammad’ Launch …. (scrappleface)

Advent & Christmas….

THE FIRST SUNDAY in Advent; Saint Andrew, Apostle and Martyr …. (magicstatistics)

CATHOLIC EXCHANGE— Advent Challenge, by Fr. Thomas Euteneuer …. (catholicexchange)

CRISTINA ODONE: a carol service ‘too Christian’ for church? …. (

A GREAT CHRISTMAS QUOTE from Benedict XVI’s Spe Salvi …. (

ADVENT WREATH helps prepare for Christ …. (

ALL THESE THINGS: “I would really like to enjoy Christmas and see more of my friends enjoy it too. I’d be happy not to hear the words “stressed” or “overwhelmed”, at least until January” …. (allthesethings)

ALONEMAS: “From Philadelphia comes word of an atheist group that, having no holidays of their own, wants to horn in on those of others” …. (reformedpastor)

THE VIRGIN MOTHER, Her Child, and Advent …. (intheagora)

CURT JESTER: The True Meaning of Advent …. (curtjester)

GIFT TEDDY BEAR: Archbishop of York sells out …. (timescolumns)

MAKING ADVENT a Reality (the seasons are out of whack) …. (freerep)

THE FORGOTTEN DESECRATION— “In 2002, Fatah terrorists fleeing an Israeli antiterror operation ran inside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity – the believed birthplace of Jesus and one of the holiest sites in Christianity – where the gunmen took nuns and priests hostage and holed up inside the church for 39 days. After the siege ended, there were widespread media reports, including video footage, the Nativity church had been left in shambles”; Muslims used Bible as toilet paper? Jew confronts Islamist holy site desecrators in new book …. (, wnd)

THE ANNUAL PTBC Christmas Fame & Shame list …. (p2bc)

“EMPTY YOUR HEARTS” in Advent: “I was thinking yesterday that I need to break away from reading and writing about politics, now that we are in Advent” …. (anchoressonline)

FLIPFLOPPING between Jews and Arabs at Christmas …. (irenelancaster)

DIOGENES: From Britain comes a holiday season gift suggestion in quiet good taste …. (cwnews)

CHRISTMAS lights powered by electric eel …. (boingboing)

IN ENGLAND, Church joins row over Sunday shopping hours …. (kendallharmon)

CRAP BROADCASTING Corporation strikes again …. (

AN ADVENT NOTE on Ikhnaton, Thomas Howard …. (insidecatholic)

UNDER TREATMENT— “The portly old man has been suffering bouts of debilitating depression after the politically correct brown shirts noted he was a bad example to children because he was white, overweight and insufficiently sensitive enough to gay members of the community by being married to Mrs Claus…” …. (

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT’S Christmas—or ‘holiday’—ornaments …. (proudtobecanadian)

BATTLING HATE CRIMES Against Christmas …. (freerep)

ADVENT READING: Beauty, Truth and Goodness …. (

THE REAL MEANING of Christmas Lights, by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D. …. (catholicexchange)

BEST/ WORST Christmas stories …. (crunchycon)

A HYMN for Advent – Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing …. (gadgetvicar)

VIA GADGET VICAR— St Silas’ Advent Blog …. (gadgetvicar)

TRACKING SANTA – As mentioned earlier, Google has officially teamed up with Norad to track Santa on Christmas Eve using Google Earth …. (gearthblog)

Kathy Mattea – There’s A New Kid In Town

BLOGGING the Qur’an: Sura 9, “Repentance,” verse 29 …. (hotair)

THE ALMOST politician-free Santa Claus parade …. (canadafreepress)

JESSE TREES (genealogy of Jesus activity for families); Advent Wreath & Candles (Prayers for the Family) …. (freerep)

WORLD’S MOST Unusual Christmas Trees …. (neatorama)

FEATURED Holy Land Photo Collection: Bethlehem …. (holylandphotos)

JUST IN TIME for Christmas – Canadian Broadcaster Floats Show on How Christ Didn’t Really Exist …. (lifesite)

IT CONTINUES with Zephaniah: It must be Advent …. (merecomments)

WHAT TIME of Year Is It? (2007 Edition, Part 1) …. (

LAST MINUTE SHOPPING? A Stocking Stuffer …. (americandigest)

DAVID WARREN on Christmas preparations …. (p2bc)

WHAT HOLIDAYS in December are important? …. (michellemalkin)

The 12 Days of Christmas

HATE CHRISTMAS and Fireplaces? Welcome to San Francisco! …. (canadafreepress)

VIA FARK: “12 ways to de-commercialize Christmas. Surprisingly staying home and making toys for your kids like the Amish is absent” …. (bankrate)

IOWAHAWK— BoxBux Sux as Stix Hix Nix Xmas Flix: “Los Angeles – Despite critical acclaim and massive promotional budgets, a wave of anti-Santa holiday pictures floundered at the box office over the Thanksgiving opening weekend” …. (iowahawk)

MAN ASSAULTS Santa Claus for his art …. (stevejanke)

KRAALSPACE— “Which Christmas song do you least want to hear this holiday season?” …. (

VIA FARK: Where else do you see “South Park” and “The Flintstones” on the same list? Only on the 100 Greatest Christmas Shows of all time …. (

Robert Earl Keene’s: “Merry Christmas from the Family”

World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

ISRAELI SCIENTIST: The September raid on Syria hit a nuclear bomb factory …. (

IRANIANS PUSH Nuclear Talks Back to Square 1 …. (eyeontheun)

ANNAPOLIS And The Core Issues: A primer on the core issues confronting world leaders and the media …. (honestreporting)

THOSE YOOTS— New in France Riots: Firearms. Another French Intifada> …. (

GENOCIDE Nearly Forgotten by History – S. John Massoud …. (americanthinker)

WHAT’S ARABIC FOR ‘VERBOTEN!’? — “All Dutch museums are free to choose what they exhibit and what not” — except when they aren’t.” They hate jews, oppose real Christianity, forbid certain art, long for world conquest.. ringing any bells? The Islamic Mein Kampf …. (jihadwatch, FreeRep)

OIL FOR FOOD Convictions: The U.N. prosecutions are just a drop in the ocean of dirty cash …. (eyeontheun)

THE UGLY TRUTH: Who funds Al Qaeda? You …. (

FEEL THEIR PAIN: “Stigmatized” Moroccan Men Beat Gays in the Netherlands …. (

A UN-WATCHING BLOG That’s Worth Watching …. (pajamasmedia)

MYSTERIOUS Angry ‘Youths’ Riot In Paris Over Fatal Moped Accident …. (freedomszone)

PRE-PAID FUNERAL? Dutch lawmaker planning film criticizing the Quran …. (

TALIBOOM— One Man’s Taliban Fighter Is Another Man’s Construction Worker. Surprise!… Taliban Wedding Guests Explode at Reception …. (

HAMASISTAN— The Palestinian “Right of return” claim in context. Identities Constructed Here. Palestinian Pseudo-State Requests $5.5 Billion …. (Various)

THOUGHTS ON JOHN HOWARD, from Mark Steyn …. (instapundit)

AL-AZHAR UNIVERSITY PREZ Hearts Suicide Bombing …. (

OLYMPIC SPONSORS “Silently Complicit” in China’s Support of Darfur Genocide, Says Human Rights Group. Via …. (

SOME THOUGHTS ON survival kits …. (instapundit)

BRITTANIA Fled The Waves? …. (captainsquartersblog)

FABIO MANS UP— “They’re watching us and laughing… to them we are pussies. It’s like they look at us and they’re like, ‘Oh, look at those wimpy little pussies.'” …. (

SCRAPPLEFACE: After Riots, French Ask: Why Do Youths Hate Us? …. (scrappleface)

LifeWatch ….

Many Of Your Betters Are In Love With Death


ACTON BLOG: Chimeras, Personhood, and Ultimate Capacities …. (

MURDER INC. Continues Its Work of Evil …. (

LOGICALLY ENOUGH, Pedophiles Argue Their Case in the Journal of Homosexuality …. (Bearblog)

MEET THE REAL Margaret Sanger, utopian eugenicist, racist …. (

EAT THE BABIES! Use of Abortion Victim’s Body Parts For Research Has Become Major Industry …. (lifesite)

SWEDISH MOMS TURN AGAINST NANNY STATE— This from the Daily Mail …. (familyscholars)

AT LEAST THE BEEB ” have come far enough to regard abortion as foeticide. They should now be consistent and demand its abolition everwhere–not just for Indian women” …. (

NEWSBUSTERS HAS Some Questions the Media Won’t Ask Today About AIDS …. (

SECULAR FEMINISM’S Path to Power, By Mark Stricherz …. (firstthings)

ARE FATHERS Necessary? Evidently, not in the UK …. (

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Abortion Clinic Escorts Sexually Abuse Praying Pro-Life Activists …. (lifesite,

THE NOVEMBER ISSUE of The Interim is up …. (

AUTHOR DAPHNE PATAI discusses why you won’t find readings about Islamic honor killings in Women’s Studies on the American campus. Academic Feminists and Sharia …. (frontpagemag)

PLANNED PARENTHOOD Ottawa denies local charity drive freedom of choice …. (canadafreepress)

GET RELIGION: “Missing a fact of life” …. (getreligion)

NATIONAL POST report on First International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Toronto this past weekend …. (nationalpost)

PROMINENT Abortionist Pleads Guilty to Child Porn – Many Abortionists Involved in Sexual Abuse …. (lifesite)

EXPLOITATION: A lesbian couple is suing their sperm donor for child support, for a child who is now 18 years old …. (

DIOGENES— “Have you plunged forceps into your kid today?” …. (offtherecord)

SPARE THE ROD, spoil the reporter …. (getreligion)

PROTEIN WISDOM— “Their Bodies, Their Selves” …. (proteinwisdom)

MORNING-AFTER PILL not leading to fewer teen abortions in Spain …. (catholicnewsagency)

LA TIMES: In divorce, even the environment pays a price …. (kendallharmon)

THE PRICE of Eggs: Deflating the Hype of Theraputic Cloning …. (evangelicaloutpost)

NEXT UP TO BAT— Polygamy advocate Mark Henkel asks a powerful question: “If it’s all right for Heather to have two mommies, then why can’t she have two mommies and one daddy? …. (michaelmedved)

ABC-TV Highlights Pregnant Cancer Patient Who Rejected Abortion …. (newsbusters)

BRING DESTRUCTION! Stephanie Coontz ends today’s op-ed in the NYT (when are they going to make it official and give her a column, already?) with this: “…let couples – gay or straight – decide if they want the legal protections and obligations of a committed relationship.” …. (familyscholars)

ATTENTION Brits! Petition the PM to stop national children’s database …. (boingboing)

Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Less Mafia-Like Management

CHINA LOVES US THI-I-I-IS MUCH: China is top espionage risk to Canada: CSIS …. (damianpenny)

OUR UNELECTED BETTERS— Human Rights Bureaucrats descend on Elmasry vs. Steyn. And Then They Came for Mark Steyn …. (shotgun)

TWO-TIER justice continues in Caledonia …. (dustmybroom)

WIMMIN candidates might become a serious problem for Stephane Dion …. (stevejanke)

Y2KYOTO: Harper Fiddles While Plummeting Babies Burn …. (sda)

HOPE FADING for Montreal videographer held in Iran; Canadian ambassador to Iran expelled by the Iranian regime …. (, shotgun)

GUN “RIGHTS” in Canada: from our old dead hands. Your Constitutional Rights Depreciate with age …. (fivefeetoffury, sda)

RCMP, 2007— “A 26,000 member organization can’t be turned around overnight, especially after years of underfunding and understaffing. However” …. (newsbeat1)

SOME NOTES about the Schreiber Show …. (stephentaylor)

ARE YOU A Canadian male? Well, that is your original sin. And only the Women’s Centre can give the gift of redemption …. (sleepyoldbear)

THIRD-WORLD People poaching – it’s the Canadian way …. (canadafreepress)

EZRA LEVANT on El-Mo vs. Steyn …. (fivefeetoffury)

CANADIAN RADIO SHOW needs your input for question with Minister responsible for Canadian DMCA …. (boingboing)

CANADIAN ECO-SAINT David Suzuki: International Man Of Irony. Suzuki Foundation Praises Bush Administration Leadership On C02 …. (sda)

GWN GENIUS: “Cold beer=global warming”, University of Alberta …. (joewalker, silflayhraka)

Teh Blogs, Interwebs, ‘Puters, Media ….

“Internet? Is that thing still around?”

DIOGENES: “An unsympathetic critic of blogs has referred to blogging as a sort of “high tech graffiti.” While the comparison clearly wasn’t intended as a compliment, it should be acknowledged that, like blogging, graffiti is not uniformly violent and uncouth” …. (offtherecord)

SILENCING DISSENT— Human rights complaint against Steyn; Maclean’s magazine, the formerly liberal mouthpiece of Canadian magazine journalism, is getting a taste of the liberal theology that it helped foist on Canada these past 40 years …. (

WHEN WILL they arrest you in Wisconsin for commenting on a blog? …. (althouse, americandigest)

EGYPTIAN anti-torture blogger says YouTube shut his account …. (boingboing)

BLOGGER REACTION to ‘Whitewash: What the Media Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton’ …. (newsbusters)

THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT: Spying on journalists …. (instapundit)

A SLO-MO REVOLUTION— The Internet has been even kept ahead of regulation and taxation …. (spectator)

AN EXPERIMENT in blogging, By Joshua Claybourn …. (intheagora)

INTERNET terror lingo …. (

NEW REPUBLIC Editor Twists Slowly in His Own Wind; Foer’s Folly Finally Falls Flat. Beauchamp’s Fictions and The New Republic’s New Fictions …. (americandigest, borderpundit)

MORE Google gaggle …. (

VIDEO: Mary Katharine Ham gives thumbs up to the YouTube debate …. (

DESPITE LEADING the nation in blogging, she never forgets the little guy” …. (smalldeadanimals)

THE PROBLEM is the Old Media: Why New Media Is Presented As Stupid Or CNN Wants You-Tube to Be Stupid So CNN Can Survive …. (scriptoriumdaily)

BRITAIN’S Data Chernobyl: more lost CDs full of thousands of personal records …. (boingboing)

THE CHINESE ARMY has targeted British companies that do business in China for Internet espionage …. (captainsquartersblog)

CRUNCHY CON— OTOH, cybervigilantism …. (crunchycon)

FRIENDS forever: The advantages of publicness …. (buzzmachine)

ALTHOUSE— “Pat Robertson can say anything he wants about anybody. He has advocated the assassination of Hugo Chavez… and called for the city of Orlando to be destroyed by meteors and tornadoes. But when Adam Key makes a comment, he gets kicked out of school.” …. (

BEIJING restaurant serves “Wikipedia” …. (boingboing)

IN A SPEECH in London for the Guardian, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller says this about bloggers and this blogger in particular …. (buzzmachine)

SCRAPPLEFACE— CNN to Team with Google for Next GOP Debate; Most Important Question at CNN/YouTube Debate …. (scrappleface)

Pop Culture, Media, Technology, Leftovers ….

MOVIE REVIEW: Beowulf. Beowulf’s ancient story pits sheer evil against heroic strength. Hollywood gets its hands on it, and Beowulf becomes a jerk, Grendel a victim …. (,

THE ACADEMY Fails Again …. (americanthinker)

THE UNDECIDER: “Did yesterday’s hostage crisis teach us anything about Hillary Clinton?” In other news, “A bureaucratic fiefdom… 500 officials… a 1,300-page plan…. sensitive to scrutiny… documents… locked away… ‘We will demonize’…” Then, she lies about it …. (Various)

DUST, ROCKS, CRATERS: HD Video of The Moon …. (

GLOBAL WARMING Consensus Watch – The Canonical List of Global Warming-Caused Crises …. (

10 STEPS to Understanding Liberal Thinking …. (canadafreepress)

VIDEO from striking Colbert Report writers: “Sorry, Internet” …. (boingboing)

SWEET!… Beating White Boys to Near Death Is Misdemeanor …. (gatewaypundit)

THE HOMESPUN Analogy Generator …. (neatorama)

“AREN’T THEY FED YET..?” — a game show asks the unaskable …. (fivefeetoffury)

DANIEL TAMMET – The Boy With The Incredible Brain …. (

MAGAZINE subscription cards are a pack of lies …. (boingboing)

FREE FREE FREE: Get an education for free 2 …. (haha)

CROWN IN DANGER— “Heavens. Poor John Howard hasn’t even had time to pack and Rudd The Dud, as our friend Mr. Welton calls him, is already planning on leading Fair Australia to rack and ruin”; Here’s to You John …. (godscopybook)

AMAZING “Dinosaur Mummy” Found; Has Intact Skin, Tissue …. (sda)

PHOTOSHOPPERY— Critter Superheroes …. (worth1000)

BRAIN visualized as an island map …. (boingboing)

Robot programmers get bored, too


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