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December 14, 2007, 3:34 pm
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Tuesday, December 14th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

GO NOW, CLICK, and feel good about your God-inspired powers to a little good for Touchstone: “We very much need your help to keep paying our bills, publishing, writing, and all that we do. Without generous reader support, especially at this time of year, we’d simply have to cut way back” …. (merecomments)

THE END OF Christianity in Palestine? …. (ratzingerfanclub)

THE AMAZING cancer-fighting lifestyle of … Athonite monks …. (

CANADA: “Today in Mississauga, a 16-year-old girl absurdity of the CIC and HRC’s case against Mark Steyn. According to these accusers of him, he is subjecting Canadian Muslims to “hatred or contempt” by showing how the words of a Norwegian Muslim leader about Muslims in Europe are true.” Who’s actually endangering Muslims? Meanwhile, the ultra-left Toronto Star is actually trying to whitewash this story. Religion and Freedom: Which fits better with Canadian values? …. (Various)

GERRY HUNTER: The Complex in a Nutshell …. (lfbtl)

FOUR ANGLICAN-AMERICAN BISHOPS consecrated today inside the United States by bishops of the Anglican Communion …. (

THE POPE CONDEMNS the climate change prophets of doom …. (dailymail, curtjester)

RELIJIN OF PEACE: British imam’s daughter under police protection after accepting Christ …. (magicstatistics)

COLORADO Church Shootings may be linked. Remember: People don’t stop killers. People with guns do; Mika on Church Shootings: ‘Inane’ To Think Armed Citizen Can Make a Difference. Colorado Shootings Reflect Big Threats at Big Churches. Murray’s religious rants all the rage on the Internet. Security Guard: ‘God Guided Me And Protected Me’ …. (Various)

THE UTTER TWITTERY of The Worst Archbishop, By Mark D. Tooley …. (frontpagemag)

CHINA: CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE OWNER ARRESTED— One of his employees also detained, her father beaten, in front of her 3-year-old son …. (compassdirect)

POPE BENEDICT XVI and the Traditional Anglican Communion …. (

CHRISTIANS ASSAILED in Iran, says Armenian bishop …. (speroforum)

ZZZZZZZZZZZZ? — Watching The Golden Compass, By Nathaniel Peters. A boxoffice fizzle? Movie review: The Golden Compass — A Briefing for Concerned Christians, by Albert Mohler. Discussing Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials / “The Golden Compass”) …. (firstthings, instapundit)

ALBERT MOHLER— “The Gap Has Only Widened” — The Anglican Separation Begins. US Episcopal Church loses its first diocese. Diocese of San Joaquin 2007 Bishop Schofields Address. Joy from +San Joaquin. Carioca: “The Letter I Wish the Presiding Bishop Would Write to San Joaquin”…. (albertmohler)

PRAISE GOD! Hate Crimes Bill Dropped: Some religious conservatives predicted it threatened religious liberty and equality …. (christianitytoday)

CHRIST, MY POETRY: “All of Benedict’s discourses on the Fathers of the Church have been excellent, but I found today’s, on Paulinus of Nola, particularly affecting” …. (amywelborn)

CONVERTING CHINA – 50 Million Bibles printed in China and Jesus film DVD released in 8 languages …. (acns)

TOP SECRET EXPOSED— New Vatican Commision: “the Vatican is not below blockbuster script assassins. These screenwriters excel at writing lots and lots of dialog with plenty of references from the books plot in such a fast paced way that it is difficult for anybody not reading the original books to have any idea what is currently going on. They are also really good at explaining to the director and producers why lots of talking and limited action scenes is really a good idea for a blockbuster” …. (curtjester)


THE ANGLICAN REVOLUTION Begins In Earnest In North America; A Few Predictions; New Directions …. (freerep)

ON CHRISTIAN HOPE, By Charles J. Chaput …. (firstthings)

BAGHDAD BISHOP highlights plight of minorities in battered Iraq …. (ekklesia)

OUR ERASMUS: “Most of the Anglican Resistance readers here will recognize the old joke about the two Nashotah House graduates who are watching an avant-garde liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine” …. (captainyips)

GOING NUCLEAR on Anglo-Catholicism? …. (

OH, GET OVER IT! Muslim lawyer sues over Inter Milan ‘Crusaders’ kit …. (timesonline)

GERMANY may ban Scientology …. (bbc)

CANON ROBERT CROUSE asks whether the crisis in the Anglican Communion has its roots in the liturgical movement …. (skdiocese)

GAZA CHRISTIANS Fearful After Attempted Murder …. (orthodoxytoday)

KEEPING Marriage Public, By Michael Fragoso …. (firstthings)


IGNORANT CHRIS, political Christians …. (worldontheweb)

THE DEVIL and Sean Taylor …. (getreligion)

TRANSFORMING Congregations Promotes Positive Ministry Response to Sexual Brokenness …. (ird-renew)

THE ‘HOLY’ LAND? St. John Monastery forced to close by Israeli Fanatics and naked Hikers. Commentary: “Transforming Jewish Hearts towards Christians” …. (torontotimes, israeltoday)

ALL HAIL GOMORRAH! — A bishop whom a tribunal ruled had rejected a man for a youth worker job because he was gay has apologised for the “hurt and pain” he has caused …. (bbc)

Those Stupid Believers

FOUR NIGERIAN churches to be demolished without consultation …. (magicstatistics)

CONSIDERING A Devout Dalí …. (millinerd)

SO WHAT’S The Big Deal About Religion in ’08? …. (newmediajournal)

THE DELIGHTFUL Golden Compass “Meet your Own Daemon” Test; Pullman’s Golden Compass and “Killing God” …. (neatorama,

FR. STEPHEN— “to say merely, “Jesus wishes you to be saved from your sins,” is true. But stated so flatly it quickly becomes banal and of little significance” …. (fatherstephen)

MOB RULE: Homosexual youth executed in Iran …. (americanthinker)

MORE THAN Just a Debate about Cells …. (acton)

NURSES TOLD TO TURN MUSLIMS’ BEDS TO MECCA— TURMOIL: Beds are moved five times a day …. (express)

NOT JUST ONE CHURCH: A Whole Diocese Waves “Adios”. Mattingly: Oh, those warring Episcopals; and “Stars align for a June bride” Gene Robinson …. (gatesofvienna, getreligion)

FUN WITH SCHISM: Anglican CANA split on issue of women priests …. (kendallharmon)

NO, SAM DONALDSON, Evangelical Christians Don’t Want A Theocracy In The U.S. …. (rightwingnews)

IDEOLOGICAL PURITY RESTORED! “The Boston Globe reports that a researcher at the preeminent Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has been fired because of his creationist beliefs” …. (freedomdogs)

FIGEL: the EU is a ‘community of values’; And now: the Euro Census …. (

MORE UTTER TWITTERY from the teenish defacer of greater things– Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, says Philip Pullman, “is essentially trivial. Narnia is essentially serious.” He argues with Narnia. “Tolkien is not worth arguing with” …. (moreintelligentlife)

HOLY AND UNQUESTIONABLE Global Warmism: The ultimate faith without works. P-Benny XVI comes out swinging …. (magicstatistics)

BIBLE AS HATE-SPEECH: LiveScience Uncritically Reports First English Bible Sparked ‘Fundamentalism’ …. (newsbusters)

MUSLIM APOSTATES threatened over Christianity; and “Libel Tourism as a Tool of Jihad” …. (freerep,

STEPHEN LAW on The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis …. (normblog)

YOUNG, Conservative, and Evangelical …. (

AND NOW…IDIOTS: “The Islamic religion creates such wonderful, well-adjusted people. Apparently, we in the West now have to apologize for soccer uniforms” …. (

LETTING GOD ON THE BUS: “Clearly, we are confused over what place, if any, religion can have on a bus ride” …. (

GET RELIGION on “J.K. Rowling, minus her soul” …. (getreligion)

ENAMOURED OF NEW EVILS: A New Credo for the Religious Left. NCC Receives New, Liberal Social Creed. A Sobering Precedent …. (acton, ird)

MUSLIM SCHOLARS Debate ‘Apostates’ …. (dustmybroom)


THE UK CHIEF RABBI on the importance of Christian faith …. (

GLEDHILL Reports: Three Young Reporters Interview Rowan Williams …. (standfirminfaith)

MCJ: LAODICEANS— “Dog bites man. Sun rises in east. Episcopal church invites non-Christians in for non-Christian worship” …. (

TMATT ON MITT: Theological fire under all that smoke …. (getreligion)

PANEL DEBATES The Golden Compass, Religion, Atheism …. (theglobeandmail)

DENVER ABP. CHAPUT Criticizes USCCB Film Office Movie Review of Golden Compass; Explanation Demanded as US Bishops Conference Silently Withdraws Positive Compass Review …. (lifesite)

BALLGAME, THANKS FOR PLAYING— “Australian Primate Phillip Aspinall may have just retired the trophy for Stupidest Anglican Middle East Statement” …. (

IN THE AGORA— “In Honor of ITA’s Emerging Philo-Semitism” …. (intheagora)

ISLAM— A Man-made Religion …. (freerep)

BAGHDAD CARDINAL Celebrates First Sunday Mass in Iraq …. (

CURIOUSER— “Then they are finding that they need to satisfy their spiritual needs, to look for happiness for the soul. In addition, they are seeing a breakdown in the moral order as money takes over. Thus, more and more people are turning to Christianity.” The book they used to burn now fires new revolution of faith in China …. (hotair, timesonline)

ALLTHE TERRORISTS have to do next time is throw peanuts at us …. (fivefeetoffury)

SAITH MITT— “I’m a religious fanatic just like you.” Romney: Religious Liberty versus Establishment. Mark Steyn, always an interesting commentator on public affairs, has his own unusual insight on the Romney speech …. (althouse, cwnews)

REMEMBERING St. Ambrose, By Zach Wendling …. (intheagora)

DEAR POPISH LITURGICAL BULLIES.. Vatican: resistance to liberalization of old Mass disobedient …. (pblosser)

REPENT Islamophobe, Or We Kill You! When the concept of “multiculturalism” was introduced to Canadians, most assumed it meant “more pavilions at Folkfest” …. (smalldeadanimals)

APOCALYPSE, NOW! Act now on climate change or face oblivion, warns UN chief. Environmentalism is the new millenarianism …. (timesonline, nationalpost)


VIDEO: Christianophobia discussion. “Christianophobia”– Christians in Britain are copying their Muslim counterparts …. (bbc, dp)

VICTIMS-ONLY PITY PARTY: “Islamophobia should be accepted as a crime” …. (jihadwatch)

PHILOSOPHER William Lane Craig on the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Via …. (

ARCHBISHOP: Religious Diversity Plays Major Role in Social Unity …. (christianpost)

JOHN PAUL II and the Jews, By David G. Dalin …. (firstthings)

A SENSIBLE SUDANESE MUSLIM: “If anything, the whole spectacle further proves something to me as a Sudanese Muslim: our false pride and misplaced sense of honor” …. (pajamasmedia)

THE APOCALYPSE Arrives to Vatican Museums …. (zenit)

THE MESSIAH Formerly Known as Jesus …. (

ONE COSMOS— The Shiny Beast at the End of History; and Sexual and Textual Perverts in Islam and the West …. (onecosmos)

CHRISTIAN HATE of Jews and Israel and how to deal with it …. (irenelancaster)

AGE TO COME: “How great the Fathers love for us!” …. (theagetocome)

HUCKABEE Asks if Mormons Believe Jesus, Devil Are Brothers …. (

BIBLICAL HISTORY: Quarry that supplied stones for Herod’s renovations of the Second Temple found at a time when Moslem authorities are trying to destroy any proof of the existence of the Israelite temples …. (israeltoday)

OR AH SHELL TOWNT YEW EH SAYCONE TAHM!! “Alleged Anglican conservative the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner seems to think that the only proper, Christian response to heresy and apostasy is a position paper” …. (

EXVIEW— A.C. Grayling: Another Contemporary Author Who Attacks Religion On False & Contradictory Grounds …. (

‘GOSPEL’ OF JUDAS— Betrayed with a translation …. (getreligion)

A NEW SHOWTIME documentary about hater Fred Phelps …. (fivefeetoffury)

THE PASSION of Jesus will be told in a series of dramatic soap-opera-style programmes to be broadcast on BBC1 during Holy Week next year …. (churchtimes)

THE DAY I Met St. Thérèse by Fr. Dwight Longenecker …. (catholicexchange)

THE EMPTY MYTHS peddled by evangelists of unbelief …. (

ANGLICAN PRIEST violates Canons of Nicea …. (

REVIEW: Jesus Of Nazareth DVDs …. (freedomdogs)

#$@%&!.. DOIN’ IT OLD SCHOOL— “Sister Kathy Avery won’t put up with swearing on the playground at her school. . . . The principal of St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic School had students stay after a Mass last month and informed the fifth- through eighth-graders that she has a zero-tolerance policy for #$@%&! cursing” …. (wtopnews)

ORTHODIXIE: “Judas, Judas, Judas … Do Ya Love Me?” …. (

CULTURAL RENEWAL.CA— “Is There Suppression of Discussion about Islam and the Funding of International Terrorism? The Practices of Sheikh Khalid bin Mafouz call for Widespread Discussion” …. (culturalrenewal)

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: I’m Too Afraid to Criticize Islam …. (newsbusters)

COOL NEW RESOURCE: “A Web site launched by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy allows researchers to access Bible verses with exegesis from doctors of the Church or cross reference liturgical texts with commentaries from Church Fathers”; Zenit reports …. (clerus, zenit)

A WARNING FROM AN Orthodox Patriarch: Europe will simply vanish …. (

ON SANCTIFYING the Intellectual World …. (onecosmos)

MULTICULTURALISM CORROLARY? “If all cultures are equal, except for Western culture which is uniquely evil; then clearly all religions are equally fanatic and violent, except for Christianity which is exceptionally barbaric” …. (

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: There’s a Homosexual Crisis in the Priesthood, Never was a “Pedophilia” Crisis …. (

BREAKING NEWS: UUs to Join Episcopals …. (

IT’S GOT EDGE! Movie Review: Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter …. (proteinwisdom)

THE LARK: “Puppets spice up prison, homeless ministries”; and “Church’s name changes confuse many” …. (larknews)

AMERICAN DIGEST— The Great Souls of Our Time: Van Morrison …. (americandigest)

Whenever God Shines His Light – Van Morrison

Advent & Christmas….

SO WHO WAS Saint Nicholas? More on Saint Nicholas of Myra, Bishop. The St. Nick Center, and the endlessly upcoming movie …. (Various)

COMPASSION at Christmas …. (proudtobecanadian)

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS remind that Christ is light of world, says pope …. (catholicnews)

MYRRH-STREAMING ST. NICK— Our Father Among the Saints Nicholas the Wonderworker Archbishop of Myra in Lycia …. (benedictseraphim)

A SPIRITUAL READING for Advent by Dietrich Bonhoeffer …. (skdiocese)

SANTA CLAUS smacks down heresy …. (magicstatistics)

CHRISTIAN ARABS persecuted by muslim leaders: Christians flee Bethlehem …. (


POPISTICAL GOODNESS: Cindy Wooden of CNS blogs on the Pope’s Advent wreath – his Adventskranz has four RED candles, in the German style …. (amywelborn)

AMERICAN DIGEST— On Advent: “We Are All Lying in the Mud, but Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars” …. (americandigest)

‘TIS THE SEASON to be CHRISTMAS! …. (p2bc)

TIMOTHEOS: Why December 25th? …. (timotheosprologizes)

THE VERY FACE. Frederica: “Give Him the (Big Black) Boot”: Yes, you can have Christmas without Santa. Yes, you should. Here’s why …. (, beliefnet)

JULIA DUIN: Ugly Christmas stamps …. (beliefblog)

BEEB NATIVITY PROGRAM Accused of Abolishing Religion at Christmas. Only One in Five British Schools Will Stage Christian Nativity Play …. (lifesite)


FIRST THE FAST, Then the Feast, by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D. …. (catholicexchange)

BABY JESUS.. by the Chimney…. (

BRIT BISHOP joins calls for shorter shopping hours at Christmas …. (churchtimes)

TAKING BACK St. Nick, by By Zach Wendling …. (intheagora)

LIPOSUCTION and the Incarnation …. (worldontheweb)

HAPPY FESTIVUS!— Plans to replace Holyrood’s Christmas carol service with a festive evening have hit a sour note with an MSP …. (bbc)

Zat You, Santa Claus? – Buster Poindexter

ADVENT CONSPIRACY Restores ‘Scandal’ of Christmas: Relational Giving Replaces Thoughtless Excess …. (freerep)

A FESTIVAL of Advent Lessons & Carols in the Albany RC Diocese …. (freerep)

GADGET VICAR on Secularism and Nativity Plays …. (gadgetvicar)

VIA MARK SHEA: a typically Howardesque take on Advent. In honor of the Immaculate Conception. Please give Mark Shea money, please– or go buy his books …. (MS)

CHRISTMAS PROCLAMATION: Rachel, Dry Your Tears …. (freerep)

THE UK: unconsciously standing up for Christmas? UK ‘must celebrate Christianity‘; Christians urged not to be duped by Royal Mail Christmas hoax …. (fivefeetoffury)

THE ADVENT Wreath Candle Controversy …. (

TAX-$$$ AT WORK— State-run CBC special: Merry Christmas— and that whole “Christ” thing is a farce, you dopes! …. (proudtobecanadian)

DIY MODERN PAPER Christmas Ornament …. (neatorama)

IRENE LANCASTER— How can civilizations best learn to understand one another …. (irenelancaster)


THE HO HO HORROR! Carbon cost of Christmas …. (

CHINESE DEMAND Sends Christmas Tree Prices Soaring …. (

SILENT SENTINELS and the Saints Among Us …. (fatherstephen)

XMAS TREES ‘not immune to climate change’ …. (

St. Nikolai Velimirovich – A Modern Saint

DAVID WARREN— Advent: of what? …. (davidwarrenonline)

OH, THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL— It’s Advent so Katharine Jefferts Schori goes down into her basement and brings up her boxes of Christmas ornaments, her decorations, her Christmas lights, her Christmas tree stand and her prized collection of traditional leftist Christmas analogies; saith Kraalspace: “Mazes – they’re not just topography anymore” …. (

KAREN FORD— “A Child Will Be Born in Bethlehem” …. (catholicexchange)

ST. NICHOLAS is for Sale; What a Christian Bishop Should Be Like …. (fatherstephen, orthodoxytoday)

DISPUTATIONS— “Nothing gets you in the mood for Christmas like reading about concentration camps” …. (disputations)

DEPARTMENT of Redundancy Department …. (

ZAZZLE Christmas Tees & More …. (zazzle)

LOVE THOSE Tacky Christmas Yards …. (neatorama)

CHRISTMAS Slipping Away, If We Let It …. (rightwingnews)

NATIVITY SCENE now includes Israeli security barrier …. (

OH DEAR— “Mary, Red Bull is an energy drink which gives you wings. How else could the heavenly host keep it up?” Red Bull pulls wings off Christmas ad …. (,

A ‘GREEN’ Christmas Tree …. (

MAGISTATS: “Fed up with holiday shopping crowds? Consider buying the store” …. (magicstatistics)

GOOGLE EARTH and Santa Claus …. (gearthblog)

Pac-Man Xmas Tree

COMMENTARY: “One aspect of Christmas I’d gladly have a war with: the music – anything featuring an expression of seasonal cheer or sleigh bells or robin redbreasts or swaddling clothes, I recommend total destruction. Cliff Richard, the high priest of Christmas schmaltz, should be gently lain athwart a Yule log and burnt by rosy-cheeked children” …. (telegraph)

AND HOW DID THE CLERGY DO? One in Five Brits Can’t Name the “Little Town” of Jesus’ Birth …. (lifesite)

ONLINE VIDEO Holiday cheer from Evan Sayet …. (americanthinker)

ATTENTION, Hot Air Christmas shoppers …. (hotair)

Frosty The SnowMan – Leon Redbone & Dr. John

HO-HO AMAZONING For Dad: Please the paterfamilias with this selection of Dad-dazzling gifts! More gift-guides here …. (amazon)

DON’T SEND Those Cards! …. (merecomments)

A HOLIDAY Reading List For Kids …. (

GO TO THE monasteries for Christmas shopping …. (

HOW THE GRINCH Stole Back Christmas …. (merecomments)

WORTH 1000— Worst. Album. Ever. * Holiday Edition! * …. (

SORT OF CHRISTMAS-Y Virtual Balls …. (neatorama)

World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

IRAN’S NUCLEAR CHUTZPAH Goes Ballistic. The Missing Paragraph on Iran’s Nuclear Program. Revisionism and the Iranian Non-Bomb, by Victor Davis Hanson. In other news, “British spies concerned that Iran has “fed disinformation to the CIA” over nuke plans” …. (Various)

JUDEN RAUS! 250,000 Israelis soon under Hamas rocket threat …. (israeltoday)

RIYADH Reorients to Moscow …. (danielpipes)

IRAN: THE BAD NUKE NEWS, and Whalid Phares On Iran …. (dp, hh)

NOT CHILD’S-PLAY: The Teddy-Bear Intifada. More on Offended Muslim Syndrome, and further Religion of Peace coverage here …. (Various)

150 IRAQI CHILDREN Compete in First Fallujah 5K …. (gatewaypundit)

GETTING IT: Half of Scots see Muslims as ‘cultural threat’ in wake of terrorist attacks …. (scotsman)

MRS. FRUM’S Burka Adventure …. (fivefeetoffury)

ZUHDI JASSER: ‘Exposing the “Flying Imams’; Saying that ‘Radical Islam wants us dead’ is a truism and denying it is societal suicide …. (freedomszone)

TALIBAN INTRODUCES 12-year-old to glorious shari’a justice …. (telegraph)

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON on War and History …. (littlegreenfootballs)

IRANIAN PAPER Hints at Ahmadinejad’s Prosecution. Tehran University Erupts! …. (

PALESTINIANISM— Identities Constructed Here, by Hugh Fitzgerald …. (newenglishreview)

SEALED UP TIGHT! Security seals on the London Underground …. (boingboing)

AWAKENING the Sleeping Giant …. (allthesethings)

YET ANOTHER YouTube Jihadi …. (lgf)

DALRYMPLE— “Oil On Troubled Waters” …. (newenglishreview)

CYBER-ATTACK on U.S. nuclear arms lab may have been linked to China …. (

THE SONG of the international community …. (normblog)

TERRORIST Chic at Amazon Germany …. (lgf)

CONDI hangs a ‘No Jews Allowed’ sign …. (

BANKRUPT PHILOSOPHY EXPOSED, BUT MALIGNANT LEADER SOLDIERS ON— “The totally bankrupt ideology espoused by Hugo Chavez (and admired by his Hollywood fan club) was, sooner or later, bound to lose its ongoing struggle against the forces of reality” …. (

LifeWatch ….

Many Of Your Betters Are In Love With Death

GIVE NOW, GIVE OFTEN— LifeSiteNews annual Pre-Christmas Fundraising Campaign. Please send a donation …. (lifesite)

A NATURAL FEAR: “When we consider the amazing array of potential methods for combining human and animal DNA, we should heed our ‘yuck’ reaction.” by Margaret Somerville …. (

UNESCO Attempts to Sneak into UN Documents Rights Explicitly Rejected by UN Member States …. (lifesite)

ONLY IN WESTERN SOCIETY can someone spend long years in obtaining an education and come out so mean and stupid; And Now for the Baby Tax. The pitter patter of tiny carbon footprints(lgf, proteinwisdom)

ON EUTHANASIA: Coverage of My Speech in Toronto, by Wesley J. Smith …. (wesleyjsmith)

THE FIRST MOVIE of the Post Stem-Cell Debate Era! …. (commentarymagazine)

SANDMONKEY: A LEADING FEMINIST sees a worrying trend in today’s girls …. (

CANADA: “I believe what Latimer did was murder. Period. He genuinely believed he was doing the right thing, and it’s impossible not to have at least some sympathy for his plight – but he took his daughter’s life, and that’s all there is to it” …. (damianpenny)

NIGERIA “under intense international pressure to legalise abortion” …. (magicstatistics)

IF MICHAEL COREN could change one thing about Canada, he says it would be Canada’s lack of an abortion law …. (

PHILLY Boy Scouts to Lose Historic Building for Not Accepting Homosexuality …. (lifesite)

SUCCESS UPON SUCCESS: Bone Marrow Stem Cells Used in Spinal Cord Surgery …. (lifesite)

SHAIDLE— “Why would a male stripper need a pole?” …. (fivefeetoffury)

FIRST THINGS: A Changed Stem Cell Debate, By Sam Brownback …. (firstthings)

ABSTAINING from Abstinence: Virginia Cuts Sex-Ed Funds …. (breakpoint)

DNR ORDERS FOR a Disabled Child.. at SCHOOL?!? …. (wesleyjsmith)

STUDY: Abortion Fueling Cancer Epidemic …. (

THE UNITED NATION’S Massive AIDS Scandal …. (canadafreepress)

Shalit: Tales from the Road

PETER OULD: No ‘Gay Gene’ in Fruit Flies …. (standfirminfaith)

BETTNET: Without abortion, there would be more to life …. (bettnet)

UK: ORGANS from Drug Addicts Used in Transplantation–Excuse for “Presumed Consent” …. (wesleyjsmith)

THE WAR ON REALITY– PART XVIII, Cont’d: Another Lesbian Mother Changes Her Mind… This case from the UK has a slightly different fact pattern from the US case. Via Jennifer Roback Morse …. (

ARE LIBERALS Less Liberal As Media Consumers? …. (

THE CASE Against Abortion: An Interview with Dr. Francis Beckwith, author of Defending Life …. (ignatiusinsight)

MARK STEYN, quoting the Australian, notices that feminist Germaine Greer finds it “too tricky” to denounce ‘honor killings’ in Darfur …. (

COMING SOON— “Baby conceived naturally. Scientists stumped.” …. (soberingthoughts)

HOMOSEXODUS! Students flee forced ‘gay’ agenda– California parents start reacting to new ‘education’ requirements …. (wnd)

BUZZMACHINE: Why I hate Yahoo, chapter 36 …. (buzzmachine)

SKANKITOLOGISTS: Two young women researchers are calling for a new form of sexual ethics that would allow women to have casual sex without feeling that they’re “sluts” …. (proteinwisdom)

THE ULTIMATE MISERABILIST— There’s stiff competition these days for the title of Biggest Misanthrope. But with his ‘pro-death’ book on why it is better never to have been born, David Benatar pips the rest to the post …. (

ALTHOUSE— “If moderate Muslims believe there should be no compassion shown to the girl from Qatif, then what exactly makes them so moderate?” Writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali …. (

RORY LEISHMAN: “An egregious case of parental abuse” …. (

Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Less Mafia-Like Management

PUNISHING Canada for not bending over for China at Bali …. (stevejanke)

TOTALITARIAN CANADIAN LEFTISTS: Criminalizing Thought. FRANKLY STUPID. Next up, freedom of speech freedom of thought freedom of the press freedom of association freedom of religion freedom. A Free Dominion Against the HRCs. Here’s the unspeakable article itself …. (Various)

SHHHHH! The country that dare not speak its name– Talk about “two solitudes” and deux nations …. (damianpenny)

SHAMELESS attention-seeker & flagrant blogger Scott Gilbreath: “My fifteen minutes of fame are just about up” …. (magicstatistics)

HOW TO SUPPORT MARK STEYN vs. the Canadian censors. PTBC and National Review are all over the insane “Human Rights” complaint against Steyn. Richard Warman’s reputation goes international; “You know you’ve lost your freedom when you cannot call a censor a censor.” …. (Various)

FOR DECADES the memory of Lester Pearson has dominated Canadian foreign policy circles …. (godscopybook)

IMPORTANT INFO and interview requests directed to the Canadian military must now be cleared by senior bureaucrats who are under the direction of the prime minister’s office, say defence sources …. (sda)

FECKWITS AMONGST US— Tell the Human Rights Commission to stop harrassing fellow Canadians. Petition to protest the Human Rights Commission. Best comment: “Leftists think they can use their head for a colonoscopy and then crab-walk across the blogosphere expecting all the world to think their new hats make them look smart.” …. (fivefeetoffury)

THE NATIONAL POST unwittingly pokes own columnist in eye; sees it my way ….(proudtobecanadian)

WHY THE WORLD needs more Toronto …. (damianpenny)

COMMONS COMMITTEE slams former RCMP boss for pension scandal …. (

THE CIC VS. STEYN— “Mark Steyn responds to the human-rights complaints regarding his writing. David Warren: “My hope is that this case against Mark Steyn and Maclean’s will be fruitful. It will be, if it inspires enough people — especially journalists, of all political persuasions — to express outrage at what has been done; and inspires Canada’s free citizens into the necessary political action to put an end to the human rights commissions themselves. The worst possible result, is if the case fails to produce this response” …. (damianpenny, davidwarrenonline)

STEPHANE DION’S unpaid $2,000 lunch bill …. (stevejanke)

KAZEMI SON CLAIMS Canada gov’t corrupt, accomplices of Iran, tried to buy his silence; CBC: “hmm” …. (proudtobecanadian)

SMACKDOWN – Chuck Strahl Raps Anita Neville On The Knuckles …. (officiallyscrewed)

OTTAWA THWARTS nuclear watchdog. Harper’s Hulk persona emerges …. (theglobeandmail, nationalpost)

EATEN BY AN ALIEN CARBUNCLE— Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum’s Crystal: a Time Lapse Video …. (neatorama)

VERBOTEN! Bridgewater’s smoking ban extends outdoors and invites trouble …. (stevejanke)

MACLEANS MAG as United 93; Muslim attack on Maclean’s, The London Free Press, By Rory Leishman …. (fivefeetoffury, roryleishman)

CANADIAN Serial Killer Fed Prostitutes To Pigs. Blog sentencing: Robert Pickton …. (, dustmybroom)

NUNAVUT RCMP required to justify calls for backup …. (magicstatistics)

CANADA Restricts Freedom of Speech– The U.S. Department of State reports on human rights activities in foreign countries, including Canada …. (instapundit)

ONTARIO: Inspections of private homes to commence …. (stevejanke)

GREATEST DIVA EVER— Celine dissed again …. (magicstatistics)

Teh Blogs, Interwebs, ‘Puters, Media ….

“Internet? Is that thing still around?”

A DOZEN HUGE COMPANIES — including Dell, Microsoft, General Motors, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Wells Fargo — have just started a corporate Blog Council …. (buzzmachine)

NERD-WORD KILLED— Merriam-Webster’s word of ’07: ‘w00t’; sorry, l33t dw33bs. Expect to see said word on advertisments …. (seattlepi)

SPECIAL REPORT: The Facebook Jihad …. (mypetjawa)

BLOGGER PONDERS on things instead of musing about them …. (americandigest)

JAPANESE BLOGGERS shy away from politics and barbed language …. (normblog)

SCARY OLD JOURNALIST Helen Thomas Says You Bloggers are ‘Dangerous’ …. (newsbusters)

2007— year in media corrections …. (theanchoressonline)

CANADIAN DMCA rally in Calgary — photos, videos, reports. O Canada! The Canadian DMCA version of the national anthem …. (boingboing)


BLOG PREJUDICE won’t wash …. (telegraph)

BEEB SAYS World ‘divided’ on press freedom …. (bbc)

FIFTY PERCENT of Japanese Bestsellers Typed On a Cellphone …. (

HOW THE NEXT billion will reshape the Internet …. (thestar)

BEWARE The Lunch-bag police – coming to a school near you …. (canadafreepress)

A LIMIT on government’s ultimate power …. (shotgun)

WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THE INTERNET to A.P. reporter Naoki Schwartz? …. (instapundit)

Surfing Teh Interwebs During War

BOOKS and the internet …. (normblog)

DINOSAURIA: NBC Ad Sales Refunds – More Dinosaur Media Woes …. (newsbusters)

HOW A SENSITIVITY-STASI is eroding artistic freedom– Citywide bans on the ‘wrong’ kind of music; poets put under house arrest; plays pulled lest they stir up violence… what’s going on in modern Britain? …. (

ROBOT ANIMATION illustrates the rise, fall and cause of the free and open Web …. (boingboing)


YES, VIRGINIA, Some Stereotypes Are True: “Via Patterico, behold the splendor of the fat dork who lives with his mom and thinks that the internets make him Jack Bauer” …. (proteinwisdom)

WHEN WORDS Collide: Yabble …. (americandigest)

ALTHOUSE— “There is a certain artistry to writing a post for a blog, and I had carefully woven in (self-effacing) references to calcified hippies”…” …. (

Pop Culture, Media, Technology, Leftovers ….

THE FIVE CREEPIEST Urban Legends (That Happen to be True) …. (

GLOBAL WARMING Consensus Alert – Gassy ‘Roos to Save Planet? Won’t Be The Experts— “Nobody denies this is an important event, but huge numbers of people are going, and their emissions are probably going to be greater than a small African country,” said Chris Goodall, author of the book “How to Live a Low-Carbon Life.” Bali Climate Conference Ignores Dissenters …. (Various)

NERDY GOODNESS: 56 Geeks …. (neatorama)

THE MISSING Global Warming – CO2 Link; re: temperature and CO2 fluctuations on a year-over-year basis, there appears to be absolutely no correlation between the two items …. (newsbusters)


Solar Warming = Global Warming

FREAKS, Geeks, and Mensches, by Alex Wainer …. (breakpoint)

ONE PART, one material, one purpose. Not much to the toothpick, you may think, but its technology carries a history. Via ALD …. (ald)

HERE ARE 10 unofficial tricks you probably don’t know about the Playstation 3 …. (

SOME possible evidence of the Yeti? …. (

BEING GREEN and Cigarette Butts …. (

TIME TO CATCH UP on your reading: The American network TV season is over, unless the writers’ strike is settled soon …. (damianpenny)

HOW TO MAKE biodiesel fuel with just a few simple ingredients …. (

MAZES OF THE WORLD in Google Earth …. (gearthblog)

AS LATIN is introduced to inner-city schools, we can finally stop thinking of it as a ‘posh’ language …. (guardian)

WELL, NOW: jewelry from body parts of Barbie …. (

MICHAEL DIRDA: The cartoonist who made Mad magazine truly mad for more than 30 years …. (washingtonpost)

From This Moment On

CHI-CRAP: More dangerously defective Chinese products recalled. No word if the plastic is laced with lead or dangerous chemicals …. (magicstatistics)

WHEN HE WAS FAB: Thriller at 25 …. (scriptoriumdaily)

$$$$$$$$$$— British Headline: ‘Gore Criticised for Lining His Own Pockets’. Correlation Falsification: The Missing Global Warming – CO2 Link …. (newsbusters)

MARK STEYN’S OBIT for Evel Kinevel …. (fivefeetoffury)

PLANET ROCK: 1982– Afrika Bambaataa. And let’s not forget the other great forefathers of rap. GM-F even has his own website— he even invented dj-turntabling …. (ifilm)

DYING FOR INFAMY: “There’s a song on the Canadian band Nickelback’s latest album, All the Right Reasons, entitled “Rockstar.” …. (scriptoriumdaily)

Fireman Ross

PONDERING 5 points on architecture …. (millinerd)

RECENT Animal Rights Terrorism: Threats to Poison General Population in UK “For the Animals” …. (wesleyjsmith)

WHY ARE College Kids Mocking the Dead? …. (pajamasmedia)

SO MUCH FOR THE PEACE-LOVING, MATRIARCHAL Gaia-lovin’ ancients, huh? Primitive Cypriots Push Dwarf Hippos Past Brink of Extinction. In other news, get your tasty 100% Grade-A mini-hippo meat snacks here: cute, AND tasty! …. (proteinwisdom)

Here Comes Another Bubble

WARNING, LOAFERS: Sitting makes you fat, by Donald Sensing …. (donaldsensing)

DAMIAN THOMPSON: The worst book I’ve ever reviewed …. (telegraph)

FREEDOM— Bali: no more jaw-jaw, this is climate war! Greens are demanding state-enforced austerity and authoritarianism to deal with ‘climate catastrophe’. And they’re using the Second World War as their model …. (

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Binks, you find the most marvellous cartoons!

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