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December 20, 2007, 9:34 pm
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Advent & Christmas

Thursday, December 20th, A.D. 2007

GAUDETE SUNDAY: Liturgical daze …. (sergesblog.blog)

ARE WE WAITING for Christmas like Simeon and Anna waited? …. (allthesethings)

Pause…. and Begin Again

“THE CHRISTMAS PICKLE”® German Legend Christmas Ornaments (it has to do with a regional German glass-blowing thing). Proper glass ones here …. (amazon, christmas-decorations)

MOHLER— Merry Christmas, Dear Atheist …. (albertmohler)

AN ARABIAN Christmas; Merry Twelve-Tide …. (allthesethings)

BREAKPOINT— The Greatest Gift: Capra’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ …. (breakpoint)

WEB ZEN: Winter Zen …. (boingboing)

FOWL PLAY: Wherein Anything Worth Doing is Worth Overdoing …. (americandigest)

THE ANNUAL WHINGE: Bethlehem and bigotry. It’s that time of year again – the media prepares to take a festive bash at Israel …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog, honestreporting)

THE ‘O’ ANTIPHONS — Prayer Activity for Families. The Scriptural Detail of these Advent prayers …. (domestic-church, freerep)

WAX CYLINDER xmas music MP3s …. (boingboing)

THE OLD TESTAMENT and the Messianic Hope by Thomas Storck …. (ignatiusinsight)

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATES the birth of Jesus, but it is also the holiday in which his mother, Mary, has her most prominent role …. (religionlink)

FR. STEPHEN: The Forefathers of Christ …. (fatherstephen)

BETHLEHEM’S Milk Grotto brings faith, hope and sometimes babies …. (fathersofthechurch)

READY OR NOT , Jesus Comes Anyway, by Pat Gohn …. (catholicexchange)

ACTON BLOG— What’s Wrong with Christmas Consumerism …. (acton.org)

LOVELY NEW MUSIC: Seattleite Andrew Miller’s New Christmas Composition is Getting Good Reviews. Listen here …. (markshea.blog, sonybmgmasterworks)

IRENE LANCASTER: Michael Gove MP of the London Times on Bethlehem at Christmas …. (irenelancaster)

‘TIS THE SEASON to be Christmas– Even Canadians who aren’t “religious” celebrate Christmas in some way, so why can’t we acknowledge Christmas as Christmas? A Plea for “Merry Christmas.” Bozell Column: Who’s Scared of Christmas? …. (Various)

DREAMING of a white Winterval …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

A HAPPY ADVENT from BBC-4: “Make me a Muslim” …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

It’s a Jihad Christmas

THE TOP TEN Carols and things you didn’t know about them …. (freerep)

SYMPOSIUM: Holiday Jihad? December 14, Interview, from FrontPageMagazine.com …. (danielpipes)

CNN VIDEO: Best Christmas gift ever …. (cnn.com)

SIMPLE SIMEON— A man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, was just and devout, “waiting for the consolation of Israel.” …. (spectator)

FRESH CRAPOLA— Rowan Williams: Three Wise Men are ‘legend’ …. (gledhill)

THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS: A parliament of Churchills …. (crunchycon)

FR. LONGENECKER: The Christmas Conversion of St. Thérèse …. (freerepublic)

AGORA: “The Commemoration of Daniel and the Three Young Men” …. (intheagora)

CRUNCHY CON— A Christmas horror! …. (crunchycon)

A DIFFERENT Christmas Story, by Stefan Beck …. (commentarymagazine)

FULTON SHEEN on Advent …. (ignatiusinsight)

SAITH THE FATHERS— Augustine of Hippo on the Incarnation; Gregory of Nyssa on the Incarnation; Athanasius on the Incarnation …. (prydain)

HERE WE GO A-CAROLLING.. The Deadweight Loss of Grinches …. (intheagora)

VIA JOEY WALKER: Perpetual Advent – Kester Brewin …. (felixhominum)

LOOKING FOR MARY in Christmas Carols …. (curtjester)

VATICAN changes nativity scene …. (freerep)

A MYTH without historical substance …. (curtjester)

PROTESTANTS historically anti-Christmas …. (pblosser.blog)

ORTHODOX Bishop’s Oratorio to Premiere in U.S. …. (freerep)

MELANIE PHILLIPS on “The Christmas libel” …. (spectator)

WHEN LESS MEANS LESS: “Brussels Court removes Christmas decorations out of respect for Muslims” …. (jihadwatch)

THE GIFT-GIVING Shuffle …. (p2bc)

JUST HAND OVER THE $$$$— Best Buy & Future Shop cancel “Christmas”: employee …. (proudtobecanadian)

BRIAN M. CARNEY: Cutting down your own Christmas tree has its rewards, and its dangers …. (opinionjournal)

WHAT CHRISTMAS Tree Are You? Via …. (blogthings)

60,000 pilgrims to arrive in Israel for Christmas– Number of Christian tourists expected to visit holy places during holiday 50% higher than 2006 …. (transfigurations.blog)

ANIMAL ACTIVISTS’ anger after aquarium puts Santa hats on whales …. (dailymail)

WHAT-NOW? This is the time of year, as Hillary Clinton once put it, when Christians celebrate “the birth of a homeless child” — or, in Al Gore’s words, “a homeless woman gave birth to a homeless child.” Or something like that …. (nysun)

WELL, VIRGINIA, Is There a Santa Claus? …. (firstthings)

GOOD FOR THEM! UK diversity champions defend Christmas: Woo-woo! …. (pblosser.blog)

VIOLENCE Under the Christmas Tree …. (freerep)

: Vespers for December 18 – O Antiphons! …. (anchoressonline)

SIGCARLFRED: “I’ll Be Home For Christmas And In Therapy By New Year’s” …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

LIVING NATIVITY— Awry in a Manger: It Takes a Miracle To Stage This Play …. (kendallharmon)

MATTINGLY: “The 30-something days of Xmas” …. (tmatt)

TOUCHSTONE MAG: “Advent & December 17”; and “An Intelligibility Gap” …. (merecomments)

AUSSIE HATE: Mocking the Birth of Christ …. (stoptheaclu)

WRAPPING OUR MINDS Around the Incarnation …. (breakpoint)

TIME TO UNWRAP ‘Oxfam Unwrapped’ — Celebs want us to give ‘funusual’ Xmas gifts to Africans, like goats, cans of worms and dung. A new film says the recipients are not impressed …. (spiked-online)

DON’T FORGET— An Inflatable Nativity Set …. (markshea.blog)

EVEN SANTA has a bad day now and then… But why take it out on the children, Mr. Kringle? …. (damianpenny)

THE WAR on Santa …. (shotgun)

YOU’RE A SMELLY BUCKET OF HAY! — The Bishop of Saskatchewan’s Christmas Message: Your Life is a Manger …. (skdiocese)

HARK, THE HERALD ANGELS Sing: From Wesley to Our Hymnals …. (freerep)

HOLIDAY DILEMMA: Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees …. (freerepublic)

FEELING GUILTY this Christmas …. (breakpoint)

WHY NOT go Elf Yourself? Here’s Rowan, Kate, Gene & Jack doin’ the Endless Anglican Shuffle, Christmas Edition …. (elfyourself)

RUDOLPH the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Brief Defense of All Of the Other Reindeer or Fisking a Carol …. (scriptoriumdaily)

SANTA STEYN’S COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS: “Christmas classics from Mister Magoo to Santa on Mars ” …. (steynonline)

THE ESCHATOLOGY of Christmas …. (freerep)

THE PEW FORUM: The ‘Christmas Wars’ …. (pewforum)

LLAMABUTCHERS: “I just looked up the program we’re going to see, the Seasons of Lights, and already my rant-worthy sensors are spiking” …. (llamabutchers)

SANTA CLAUS – an engineer’s perspective: “..since Santa, as a result of accelerating from a dead stop to 1040 k p s in .001 seconds, would be subjected to centrifugal forces of 17,500 G’s. A 250 pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of the sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force ..” …. (dustmybroom)

CHRISTMAS MYTHS — From Ace Collins’s book, “Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas”: “Most Christians don’t know that ‘Xmas’ was first used by the early church and not invented as a shortcut used by merchants during the commercialization of the holiday season.” Via …. (zondervan, EO)

CURT JESTER ON ‘Choice on Earth’ again …. (curtjester)

NATION’S WEALTHY Cruelly Deprived Of True Meaning Of Christmas …. (sf)

LINUS, The Gospel and the ACLU …. (transfigurations.blog)

REFORMED PASTOR: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Solstice” …. (reformedpastor)

BOING BOING— BBtv: David Silverman’s holiday cards …. (boingboing.net)

WITH MANY CHINESE-MADE TOYS recalled, Americans find new ways to give …. (kendallharmon)

PEOPLE’S CUBE— Merry Solstice 2007! Stephanopoulos Interviews Frosty the Snowperson …. (thepeoplescube)

THE 12 DAYS of Christmas you’ve never seen …. (theanchoressonline)

THIS WEEK’S Weirdest Quote by an Avowed Atheist: “[England] is historically a Christian country. I’m a cultural Christian in the same way many of my friends call themselves cultural Jews or cultural Muslims.” – Richard Dawkins. Via …. (bbc, EO)

HAVE YOURSELF a dreary little Christmas …. (worldnetdaily)

PHOTOSHOPPERY— B2B: Santa Candle Redux …. (worth1000.com)

WHY NOT SEND The ACLU a Christmas Card …. (stoptheaclu)

LAST-MINUTE GIFT BOXING? The Onion has a few suggestions. More Gotcha Gift Boxes here …. (boingboing)

BEEB Video: Sand-made nativity scenes …. (bbc.co.uk)


Religious News….

REMEMBER Pope Benedict’s recent warning about warming? Earlier this year, the Vatican had hosted its own Global Climate conference well ahead of the boondoggle in Bali last week. The result was less than eschatological, but it did leave the Greenies grinding their teeth in the outer darkness …. (gatesofvienna)

PLEASE PRAY for Dr. Peter Toon …. (pbs1928.blog)

REFORMED PASTOR ON Man of the Year …. (eformedpastor)

COMMUNISTS THREATEN to kill and dismember Indian bishop …. (sergesblog.blog)

SOME SMALL gestures of Muslim-Christian unity in Baghdad …. (pblosser.blog)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: “Police seek retired Anglican primate for questioning” …. (magicstatistics)

NEXT UP, Quebec Mayor Suggests All “Organized Religion” Should be Subject to Government Control …. (lifesite)

BENEDICT’S Revolution: The Return of the Old Latin Mass — Thomas Woods, Jr. looks at the long struggle to liberate the traditional liturgy …. (insidecatholic)

YOUR BETTERS: “Since their founding, Canada’s human-rights commissions have done less to protect the rights of minorities than to undermine the liberties of everyone. To get an idea of what they’re like, consider the recent case of Stephen Boissoin.. a Baptist minister”. That was in 2005. Right now in Canuckistan, Catholic Insight under ‘human rights’ attack …. (nationalreview)

WITH FELIX HOMINUM: Footsteps of St Paul Pilgrimage reminder …. (felixhominum)

TURKEY: CATHOLIC PRIEST STABBED— Youthful attacker reportedly affected by anti-Christian TV series …. (compassdirect, jihadwatch)

SABEELIANISM— Video Blog: In Sabeel’s Wake with Dexter Van Zile …. (solomonia.com)

CARTOON JIHADIS Attempted Mass Murder …. (littlegreenfootballs)

THE RECLAMATION: Another Young Order Builds Another Cool Monastery. Young people embracing traditional vocations …. (holywhapping, anchoress)

BULLY PULPITEERING: Unhinged Teacher Bashing Christianity …. (stoptheaclu.com)

STATE of the CANADIAN CHURCH II: an annual canadianchristianity feature …. (canadianchristianity)

RELIGION OF NEENER-NEENER Neeener! Hamas broadcasts from Temple Mount on Jewish holiday. Terror group announces daily streams as Israeli police ban Jews, Christians from ascending site …. (worldnetdaily)

ABUSIVE CHURCHES: Leaving Them Behind, by Patrick Zukeran …. (transfigurations.blog)

TRADITION & Orthodoxy trending in all churches …. (theanchoressonline)

WHAT HAPPENED to Catholic intellectual culture? …. (pblosser.blog)

FOR THE STORY of Aqsa Parvez, the National Post turns to one Mohammad Al-Nadvi to downplay Islam as a cause of her death …. (kafircanada.blog)

CANADIAN Federal Elections to Compete with Churches on Sunday? Is it fair that Christian worship practices are considerably inconvenienced by the government in favour of proposed changes aimed at bolstering voter turnout? …. (evangelicalfellowship)

A NEW OLD TESTAMENT— Technion releases first ever nano-Bible …. (transfigurations)

Choosing my religion

MELBOURNE ANGLICANS Anglicans call for legalisation of abortion: “Archdeacon Alison Taylor said yesterday the church recognised there were circumstances, especially foetal abnormality, when abortion was “the least problematic solution”. Except for the dead baby …. (magicstatistics)

CARDINAL Seán: “Christ Speaks in the City” …. (cardinalseansblog)

NO, REALLY— “A lifetime ban on public criticism of homosexuality was upheld against a Catholic activist in Canada by his province’s superior court.” ThoughtCrime! Apparently the man is part of a cultish group that widely disseminates such views. These homophobical people also appear to be critical of same-sex behaviour …. (Various)

EPISTLE TO THE MUSLIMS by Bruce S. Thornton …. (benedictseraphim)

ISRAELIS CREATE Bible smaller than pinhead: Pack 308,428 words of Old Testament onto 0.5 millimeter square of silicon …. (telegraph)

ABUSING the Fathers by William J. Tighe …. (anglicancontinuum.blog)

IS ‘ROBUST CHRISTIANITY’ the antidote to Islamic extremism? …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

JONATHAN PETRIE: “Williams warns bishops in gay rights row” …. (prydain)

BLOVIATOR: Run for Your Lives; How it Came to This; and “The Beers Motel: Christians Check In But They Don’t Check Out” …. (bovinabloviator.blog)

PONTIFICATOR: Disbelieving the Predestinarian God …. (benedictseraphim)

GOD & GLOCKS: Why Churches Should Not be Gun Free Zones. Mike Austin: “Yesterday I made the decision not to be a sheep” …. (p2bc, MA)

TOLERANT WaPo Columnist Compares Christians to KKK, Says They Love ‘Torture’. More Washington Post ‘Wisdom’? Jesus Was A Marxist …. (newsbusters)

A MISSED MESSAGE, The Golden Compass Reengineers the Davinci Code, for Minors …. (magicstatistics)

ELDERLY GEEZERDOM— Magic StatGuy announces retirement …. (magicstatistics)

AN ATHEIST & a Minister Walk Into a Bar 3; The Culture of Death, Summarized …. (reformedpastor)

BENEDICT SERAPHIM: On Sorrow and Joy …. (benedictseraphim)

LET’S HAVE A WORKSHOP! — Getting beyond heresy …. (curtjester)

KENYAN CHRISTIANS could be subjected to peaceful & loving Sharia law …. (JiWa)

! Canadian Anglicans produce ground-breaking work; and “What We Can’t Not Believe</a.” …. (joewalker.blog)

DEEP WISDOM ON Patristics and Christian Reconciliation …. (uperekperisou.blog)

SEVEN MORE SHOPPING DAYS: “If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for that voracious reader in your family, an old favorite of this site has a book coming out” …. (mcj.blog)

MISSING WITH the Mass: The Problem of Priestly Narcissism Today …. (freerep)

An Eye For Beauty

ONE COSMOS: “The Cluelesscide of the West”; and “On the Varieties of Martyrdom: Past and Present, Interior and Exterior” …. (onecosmos.blog)

CANADIAN PASTOR’S LETTER Deemed “Hate Literature” …. (fotf.ca)

YES, THEY SAID IT — Revealing Comments. Saith Diogenes: fabius maximus cunctator …. (albertmohler, offtherecord)

COMRADES! It’s Red Emma’s Anarcho-Methodist Church …. (frontpagemag)

ANGLICAN CHURCH ’sacrificing traditional worshipers’ …. (reformedpastor)

DAD WALKING BABY and praying threatened with arrest. In Illinois …. (bettnet)

FOR INDONESIA: Asia’s largest Christ statue …. (freerep)

AT CHRISTIANITY TODAY, evangelical scholar Darrell Bock suggests a good apologetic approach to the next media-hyped pseudo-history …. (fathersofthechurch)

WHEN THE MEDIA Became a Nuisance: “This new media reality has introduced what I call “conversation stoppers” for Christians” …. (freerep)

THE THOUGHT-PROVOKING George Weigel on Jihad …. (acton.org)

A LICENSE PLATE, Government Policy and Religious Freedom: 19 years later, the licence plate REV JO is found unacceptable because it could encourage street racing, drinking and driving, and the promotion of religion …. (christianity.ca)

15 OIC STAES abstain at UN Human Rights Council on “All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination based on Religion or Belief” …. (jihadwatch)

GOOD HYMNS, Bad Hymns- by Todd M. Aglialoro …. (insidecatholic)

THE NEW LOLCAT BIBLE Translation Project presents the Gospel according to Fluffy …. (freerep)

THOSE BLAND, GREY Company Men Who Work Iniquity …. (anglicancontinuum.blog)

ALWAYS determined to prove that America is the center of global injustice, the Religious Left is now championing the cause of 8 former Black Liberation Army (BLA) militants who face charges for having killed a San Francisco area policeman in 1971 …. (frontpagemag)

PICTURE THIS: “You’re probably looking for a drop-dead-gorgeous last-minute gift to buy the early-Church-history nerds in your life. This is just the thing: Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art. It’s a big, coffee-table volume with photographs of hundreds of beautiful artworks and essays by the top scholars in the field” …. (fathersofthechurch)

AMERICA ‘Overdosing On Public Piety’ In Politics …. (freedomszone)

JULIA DUIN: Chasing Archbishop Akinola …. (beliefblog)

MUST-READ FROM PAGLIA: Secularism kills culture, she says in “Religion and the Arts in America“. So as we get more secularized, culture gets staler and more repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive …. (crunchycon)

TV PROFILE of Fr. Neuhaus, By Anthony Sacramone …. (firstthings)

DIARY OF UPI journalist who found priestly vocation in WWII prison camp …. (freerep)

WHEN JUST ONE Lambeth Conference Isn’t Enough …. (firstthings)

GOD-KILLING KIDDIE FLICK Disappoints – Pete Vere & Sandra Miesel. Philip Pullman and the seduction of children …. (catholiceducation)

SELECTIVE fear of religion– “I would like to criticize Islam much more than I do publicly, but I’m afraid for my life if I do” …. (classicalvalues)

BETTNET: The Eucharist is to die for …. (bettnet.com)

MARK SHEA: “A while back I wrote some piece for the Register concerning the Church’s teaching on Islam” …. (markshea.blog)

NEW RELIGIONS: Global Warming Cult Followers Chastise Inhofe, the apostate …. (orthodoxytoday)

FIRST THINGS has a new group-blog …. (firstthings)

GOOD COMMUNISTS AND BAD CHRISTIANS— “David Freddoso make a very good point in a post at The Corner about godless ideologies and Europe” …. (drsanity.blog)

BOOGA! BOOGA! Vatican: Pope’s talks with Muslims scares al Qaeda …. (reuters.com)

LESLIE BAYNES— His Dark Material: The unsubtle atheism of Philip Pullman’s books. Philip Pullman’s neo-Gnostic faith by Carl E. Olson …. (opinionjournal, insightscoop)

THE GANG THAT specialized in kidnapping Christian doctors arrested in Kirkuk …. (jihadwatch)

ABP. OF CANTERBURY’S Advent Letter. Ministry, mission and scripture: a discussion of the Archbishop’s Advent letter by John Richardson. BabyBlue is underwhelmed. Cap’n Yips: Global Anglican Suspicion …. (Various)

REUNION of Iraqi Christians and Muslims …. (ratzingerfanclub)

THE VATICAN’S awesome new reference web site …. (bettnet.com)

WELL DONE, THEN: ‘Mega-mosque’ opposition turns up the heat …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

SECOND LAMBETH CONFERENCE a blow to Williams – Jonathan Petre …. (anglican-mainstream)

MODERNITY: an abstraction …. (millinerd)

YE OLDE TYME RELIGIONE: Nepalese Airline Sacrifices Goat to Appease Sky God …. (holywhapping.blog)

NORMANDALE COLLEGE: Declining Into Dhimmitude.. a chapel meditation room mosque …. (cq, jiwa)

U.S. PASTORS tell WalMart to pay a decent wage this Christmas …. (christiantoday)

REMAINDERED: Dan Brown’s 15 Minutes is Up. Next up: Pullman? “I invented Dan Brown” – Umberto Eco …. (markshea.blog)

CANADA: Dante’s Inferno “.. the hottest place in hell is reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis, strive to maintain their neutrality” …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

MEAN, OLD GOD: “A Greek God retires to a second story apartment in Los Angeles.” Video ensues …. (dailymotion)

THE NINE WORTHIES: Pagans, Hebrews, Christians …. (cantuar.blog)

WHY GOD IS FATHER and Not Mother, by Mark Brumley …. (ignatiusinsight)

SILENCING Any Discussion of the Assyrian Genocide; The Long Arm of the Assyrian Genocide …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

JIWA WATCH VIDEO: The Islam Is Peace campaigners want to make friends …. (jihadwatch)

SCI-FI WRITERS and Their Gods …. (firstthings)

THE POWER of Jew-Beams! …. (reformedpastor)

OLDEST Chinese priest dies at 110 …. (markshea.blog)

ANG MAINSTREAM— A psychological ‘take’ on the culture wars …. (anglican-mainstream)


World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

JIHADINETS: Thoughts on terrorism and the Internet …. (instapundit)

A SUPREME Exercise In Waste …. (mikeaustin)

A VICTORY FOR international outrage: King Abdullah has pardoned a rape victim who was sentenced to 200 lashes – not because he saw anything wrong with the sentence, mind you, but because it was hurting his country’s image …. (damianpenny)

INTERPRETING The “New Intelligence” On Iran. Iran says U.S. report a “declaration of surrender” …. (cfp, JiWa, DP)

TAKING ILLEGAL NARCOTICS? Canadian authorities seize $7 million worth of drug linked to jihad financing …. (jihadwatch)

BLOODY MURDER denied: Two Lebanese men who tried but failed to detonate bombs on two trains in Germany in 2006 have been sentenced to 12 years and life in jail respectively…. the plot was intended as revenge for cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were first published in a Danish newspaper in 2005 …. (timblair.net)

CLAUDIA ROSETT: North Korea’s Terrorist Ties? Hezbollah’s Uncut $100 bills? …. (pajamasmedia)

BUSH SUPPORTS Russian shipments of nuclear fuel to Iran …. (jihadwatch)

DEFENDING THE TERROR: “Maximilien Robespierre was a fearless critic of tradition and incorruptibly committed to liberty: a million miles from today’s webcam jihadists” …. (spiked-online)

ORDINARY freedom of speech would be a dangerous thing in Iran. No wonder Ramin Jahanbegloo found himself in prison. Iranians “have a different regime of truth than ours.” …. (chronicle.com, nysun)

THREE COLUMBIANS Plead Guilty to Supporting Terror Group …. (canadafreepress)

FLIGHT 93 REMEMBERED: “While government dithers, Americans build their own memorials” …. (weeklystandard)

ODDLY ENOUGH, British convert to Islam misunderstands his new religion, arrested by Kenyan anti-terror cops after arms seized …. (jihadwatch)

PROTECTION MONIES: “Dhimmis pony up $7.4 billion in jizya for Palestinians”; Eurodhimmis pledge $650 million for Palestinian aid …. (jihadwatch)

MAKE JOKES not war …. (newcriterion)

THE END OF BRITAIN? Treason with the stroke of a pen. The EU Constitution is signed today. These Boots Are Gonna Walk All Over You; Europe’s Leaders Are Selling Out Their Nations …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

CAN YOU PROVE it didn’t happen? Tremble, ye Palestinians, at the might of Israel’s magical Jewish earthquake generator! …. (damianpenny)

BRITISH children targeted with sing-along DVD for would-be suicide bombers. Tra la la …. (JiWa, LGF)

SECURITY THEATRE— Warning! This Woman is Dangerous!! …. (intheagora)

YOUTUBE DEATH THREAT: “I say we kidnap this bitch cut his throat up & dump him in front of the white house!” …. (jihadwatch)

NANKING— A harrowing account of the brutal Japanese occupation of the Chinese capital in 1937. More here, via Amazon …. (spectator)

RUPERT EVERETT: acting in Hollywood is like living in Afghanistan …. (timesonline)

REMEMBERING Belsen: liberated from the fear of death, but not from the fear of life …. (irenelancaster)

ONION NEWS NETWORK: Reporters Expose Airport Security Lapses By Blowing Up Plane– “271 are dead after an Onion News Network Special Investigative Report on airport security” …. (theonion)

It’s Ahmed, The Dead Terrorist


LifeWatch ….

Many Of Your Betters Are In Love With Death

WAKE UP, CANADA: demand for gay “marriage” was based on a lie. In other words: “gay culture enshrines slut-itude, and most homosexuals were never interested in monogamy anyhow.” …. (fivefeetoffury)

BISHOP Makes YouTube Appeal to Combat Sexualization of Children …. (transfigurations)

JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE: “Next Sexual Revolution: mothers over 50” …. (jennifer-roback-morse.blog)

SPANISH SOCIALIST Leadership Urges Rethinking of Abortion Policy as Scandal Grows …. (transfigurations.blog)

MARY GRABAR— Sex Education Lesson: Beat Up the Virgins …. (townhall.com)

PRO-LIFERS, Gory Pictures and the First Amendment …. (americanthinker)

BOBBY SCHINDLER Reveals Shocking Support by Catholic Clergy for Sister’s Euthanasia Killing. “Terri’s Day” Established …. (freerep, wesleyjsmith)

REVEALED: ‘Gay’ plans to target 2-year-olds– 5th-grade students could be handed ‘Coping With Sexual Orientation’ …. (transfigurations.blog)

KRAALSPACE: “Not even I can think of words bad enough to describe this vile abortion-monger” …. (kraalspace.blog)

VIA FIRST THINGS.. An Unrequited Letter to Anne Rice …. (firstthings.com)

CANADA: Samuel Golubchuk’s Futile Care Case a Hard Sell With the Public …. (wesleyjsmith)

ALPHABET SOUP: “Q” joins GLBT in Sexual Chaos …. (transfigurations.blog)

CONDOMS and contraception: cultural suicide for the masses. Sun Media Bias …. (socon.ca)

A FUTILE CARE CASE in Canada; Prescription Death: Suicide as a Medical Treatment, by Rita L. Marker …. (wesleyjsmith, insidecatholic)

BRITAIN’S contraception controversy …. (worldontheweb)

FEEBS & RAISINS— Joel Hesch shares horrors of nursing homes purposely putting patients in stupor …. (worldnetdaily)

FIRST THINGS BLOG— “Do We Need Death? The Consequences of Radical Life Extension.” …. (firstthings)

FR. RAY DE SOUZA— Lowering the cost increases demand.. for marriage …. (catholiceducation)

DAWN EDEN Follows the Nauseating Planned Parenthood Ad Campaigns So You Don’t Have To …. (markshea.blog)

ABORTION in Croatia is Down 90% Since 1989 Thanks to Strong Catholic Bishops by John-Henry Westen …. (catholicexchange)

EVIL & NEGLIGENT: Babies dying due to NHS confusion …. (guardian)

FILING A missing persons report …. (offtherecord)

MARCHING with Hope to Battle Cancer …. (canadafreepress)

MISCARRIAGE of Justice …. (catholicexchange)

CHALLENGE: Who will create the Aqsa Parvez Shelter for battered Muslim women? We Will Not Tolerate Honor Killings in the West …. (michellemalkin, pajamasmedia)

MY DADDY’S NAME is Donor? More here …. (albertmohler, familyscholars)

RUTRUTRUTRUT— UK Taxis ‘should give out condoms’ …. (bbc)

IT’S ‘JUNO’: The movie pro-aborts will hate– Exclusive: Jill Stanek praises film where pregnant teen makes positive choice …. (worldnetdaily)

NOT FUTILE CARE but a Failure to Communicate …. (wesleyjsmith)

DIRTY MONEY: Corporate America’s War Against The Family …. (christianworldviewnetwork)

OF MICE & MEN, Science Mimics Creation …. (orthodoxytoday)

STATE OF DELUSION: “In this article we have a perfect example of how the “reality-based” among us have managed to project their own perverse dark side onto the innocent” …. (drsanity.blog)

THE HARM OF COMING Into Existence. Author “argues for the ‘anti-natal’ view — that it is always wrong to have children. Every child should be unwanted – Mark Steyn …. (nysun)

CONSCIENCE CLAUSES: The Flip Side of Medical Futility …. (wesleyjsmith)

WOMAN — as understood by engineers …. (pblosser.blog)

SADIE HAWKINS PILL: “Recently, I’ve been hearing from several college-age women who are upset over the rising cost of the birth control pill” …. (girlsgonemild)

BRAVE NEW BRITAIN Strikes Again: OK to Test Embryos for Cholesterol Propensity …. (wesleyjsmith)

UP IN A TREE: Muhammed, 40; Ghulam, 11– “What better way to care for the well-being of children than by celebrating the forced marriage of an 11-year-old girl to a man 30 years her senior, right?” …. (metro, dissectleft)

ASK DR. HELEN: Should Alimony Die a Quick Death? …. (pajamasmedia)

THANK YOU FOR NOT EXISTING: “This kind of vile insanity, posing as altruism, is evil in the extreme. But it’s worse, mind you, to offend the sensibilities of homosexuals than it is to advocate the elimination of our species. There just are no words bathetic enough to encompass this kind of demented viciousness” …. (proteinwisdom)

HOW CAMPUSES DEAL WITH PHYSICAL THREATS: Badly. If they don’t develop some backbone, people will start capitalizing on this in an organized fashion. That would be bad …. (instapundit)

BREAKPOINT— Freaks, Geeks, and Mensches, by Alex Wainer …. (breakpoint)

WHEN CLONING Goes Wrong …. (wesleyjsmith)

The Epidemic on the Playground


Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Less Mafia-Like Management

CANADA: none dare call it fascism. Their Right to Offend. Steyn the thoughtcriminal in his own words. StatsGuy: “I support Mark Steyn, Maclean’s, and free speech“. Why not defy the loonies, and subscribe to Macleans? … (Various)

REMEMBER Christmas gifts for troops …. (shotgun)

MELANIE PHILLIPS: “The blood runs cold– the real threat to civilisation comes not from acts of terror, appalling though these are; it comes from the fact that Islamists are progressively making slaves out of us in our own countries” …. (spectator)

BOOBOO-NATION? ”Worst Snowstorm in 60 years”, the Toronto Sun’s headline screamed in its Sunday edition. Media goes on and on and on. “Crippling storm!” exclaimed the Weather Network; “travelers stymied”, said the National Post. “Women, visible minorities and gays hit hardest!” the Toronto Star exclaimed. Record global warming whalloping Canuckistan. And remember: “The Wolves Are Howling”. Getprepared.ca – Is your family prepared? Do it: now …. (Various)

ALLEGED CBC/ Liberal Party collusion claimed by former Liberal MP …. (proudtobecanadian)

ONLY IN CANADA, YOU SAY? “There is an old tradition of bold free speech in Canada that just drives the Left *nuts* on both sides of the 49th. Trudeau, for example, despised the Amiels and the Blatchfords of the Press who simply told the painful truth” …. (damianpenny)

CBC-GATE UNFOLDS: The Conservatives are demanding answers to allegations of Liberal-CBC collusion. CBCGate: Name That Journo. CPC keeps pressure up on CBC, shifts focus to Liberals …. (Various)

SHAIDLE: “Forcing editors to publish rambling letters is not a human right in Canada” …. (fivefeetoffury)

WHY DOES DUCEPPE grasp the dangers of multiculturalism while virtually all English speaking politicians don’t, or won’t admit to otherwise in public? …. (godscopybook)

WILLIAM GAIRDNER— “Canada’s Thought Police ~ Shame On Us!” …. (williamgairdner)

DRUG RINGS becoming more sophisticated, say RCMP …. (canada.com)

DAVID WARREN: “These days in Canada, if you’re feeling down and blue, and you think somebody hates you, you bring your case to a Human Rights Tribunal. And the people you think hate you get that knock on the door, celebrated in the literature of the Soviet Gulag, and wherever else ideology triumphed over humanity in the 20th century’s painful course”; Ezra Levant’s editorial in the National Post on Canada’s idiotic, kangaroo court known as the liberals’ Human Rights Commission …. (davidwarrenonline, nationalpost)

THE RICHARD WARMAN Conundrum: Try your luck with this Skill Testing Question …. (sda)

GUZZLE, GUZZLE: A nation off the wagon. Per-capita consumption of alcohol up 11 per cent in past decade …. (canada.com)

CANUCKISTAN— Suing for Silence: In view of the human rights case now launched against Mark Steyn, did he have a right to express his opinions and beliefs in his bestselling book, America Alone? Mark Steyn is losing …. (davidwarrenonline, nro)

WHY CANADA Should Boycott the Beijing Olympics …. (canadafreepress)

UNION SUSPECTS Canada Post has hidden agenda …. (magicstatistics)

MORE ON CANADA’S HUMAN RIGHTS PROBLEM: “It’s odd: Mohamed Elmasry, an apologist for Islamo-fascism, using the same tools as an ‘anti-racist’ leftist like Richard Warman. At first glance, they may seem like opposites, but they’re actually identical: Both are illiberal censors who have found a quirk in our legal system, and are using it to undermine our Western traditions of freedom.” …. (instapundit)


Teh Blogs, Interwebs, ‘Puters, Media ….

“Internet? Is that thing still around?”

PHISHING, PayPal, PayPalSucks, and the OCC …. (stevejanke)

THE GREAT FIREWALL of China crumbling from within …. (boingboing)

PEACE-LOVING Anonymous Muslim would dump Canada Free Press and its likes in the trash of history …. (canadafreepress)

NEWSPAPERS v. Facebook …. (buzzmachine)

NY TIMES Anonymous: The 12 Steps …. (americandigest)

THE NEW Fundamentalists: Media gatekeepers …. (weeklystandard)

THE INTERNET: Not Just For Venting Spleens …. (cq)

BUZZMACHINE: “Never mind websites. Forget page views. They’re so 2006. This was the year of Facebook.” The kicker: “This may have been Facebook’s year. But so far, it is still Google’s century.” …. (buzzmachine)

ADULTS WARN KIDS off social network sites, use them themselves — Pew Internet report on search and identity …. (boingboing)

THE EERIE prophetic powers of Kos …. (crunchycon)

GOOGLE: Robber barons? …. (instapundit)

THE RIGHTS OF ALL at Stake in Michael Savage Case …. (canadafreepress)

IMAO Blocked! …. (imao)

CRANKY COLUMNIST @ Atlanta Journal-Constitution: News Media Should ‘Regulate’ New Media/Bloggers …. (newsbusters)

SLICKCASH, Brian Fabian, Facebook, spam, and Al Qaeda …. (stevejanke)

JOIN THE Growing club of data loss victims …. (telegraph)

WE’RE NOT WORTHY! Iowahawk Celebrates 4 Year Anniversary …. (thenoseonyourface)

YOUTUBE Debate Becomes Website’s First Ignored Video …. (theonion.com)

A WHOLE NEW social networking site …. (photobucket)

NEARLY half of us ‘Google’ ourselves …. (worldontheweb)


Pop Culture, Media, Technology, Leftovers ….

ASTRONOMY Pictures of the Year for 2007 …. (gsfc.nasa.gov)

P. J. O’ROURKE: Venti Capitalists …. (nytimes)

GLOBAL WARMING Consensus Watch – Truth is Inconvenient …. (blog.acton)

Kant? Won’t! Going negative on Kant

ZOOM-ZOOM— Spirit: The Little Mars Rover That Could. An recent discovery …. (americandigest, apod)

Another Lap Around the Sun

NEWSWEEK names “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Book of the Year …. (babybluecafe.blog)

AUDIO-BOOKS— Say It in Yiddish! Some fiction worth listening to …. (christianitytoday)

HOW TO Spot a Cylon …. (boingboing)

Hillary: A Growing Joke?

STAR WARS TOYS that didn’t make the cut …. (bettnet)

ONE OF MANY REASONS Pixar is So Cool …. (markshea.blog)

FUN WITH Technology Stickers …. (neatorama)

FRESH POP-TART: Brittney’s Sister Says She’s Pregnant. Granny Spears’s book on parenting put on hold …. (google, breakpoint)

BUT WAS IT IN THE FIRE-SWAMP? “Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist. “ Rodent Of Unusual Size discovered …. (neatorama)

INCONVENIENT TRUTHS from Bali Climate Meeting US Media Must Ignore. Bolton Bashes Gore’s Bali Buffoonery. Bali conference partisan and ideological? …. (Various)

TIME MAG: 50 Top 10 Lists of 2007 …. (time.com)

WINTER 2007-8 in Lego: The adventures of Snowblower Man …. (brothers-brick.com)

RIP DAN FOGELBERG… The Last Auld Lang Syne. A Malkin link …. (Various)

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thought you might like my machinima version of A Christmas Carol

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