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Archive for November, 2008


UK: White right wing fascist calls for 10 year moratorium on immigrant “parasites”

Oooops, hang on…

“There is always a danger that for the sake of political correctness, or a party’s political advantage, we find ourselves filling up the country with too many immigrants who will disturb the balance and upset the people, particularly the young people, of the host community.’

Sir Gulam [Noon, the "Curry King"] says Ministers should make full employment a higher priority than relaxed immigration. ‘We should switch the focus to ensuring everyone has a job. Today some of them are getting the dole and a free house for doing nothing. We have made them parasites.’

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Mark Steyn smashes BigCityLib’s face in with a shovel, buries him in his own city-approved compost heap

This time, it’s personal:

To end where we came in, M J Murphy wrote: “I think you owe Dr. Miller an apology.” Au contraire, I think “Dr Miller” owes me and Oriana an apology. Since he decided to go to such kinky lengths to catch my eye, he has accused me of failing to provide a source for a quote: False. He’s accused me of making up famous rulings of the Ayatollah: False. He’s declared flat out that there is no such thing as a Khomeini “Blue Book”: False. And people pay money to study “responsible journalism” with this guy? At least for his own ill-advised adventures in fact-checking, his unfortunate acolyte, M J Murphy of Toronto, isn’t charging cash.

If I were celebrated toilet photographer Warren Kinsella or [the Guy Who Is Suing Us] I’d sue. But I’m not. Nor, despite a flying visit to the Falklands and a couple of wet weekends in Wales, have I ever been attracted to sheep-shagging. But I imagine it feels a bit like dealing with Messrs Miller, Murphy and the Law R Cool kids: No matter how often you roger them senseless, they keep on bleating. I wouldn’t have bothered with this response were it not for the fact that Professor Waggy-Finger traduced not me but a great and courageous lady who is no longer here to laugh her magnificent scoffing laugh in his face. Oriana Fallaci is a hundred times the man John Miller is. Read her interviews with Arafat or the Shah and ask yourself whether she needs any posthumous lessons in “journalistic ethics” from an unread parochial poseur. And, if you are considering a career in journalism, think about what you’d like to be looking back on in 40 years’ time: Oriana’s resume or Professor Miller’s.

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Tonight I’m on the radio with Ted Nugent!

OK, by “with” I mean we’re guests on the same show, but in different segments…

I’ll be staying up way past my bedtime to talk to Tennessee’s James Edwards of the irresistibly titled Political Cesspool Radio, around 11:30 PM EST. They record the show, so don’t panic if you can’t stay up. (The show starts at 9PM Central, and we aren’t the only guests as you can see: Thomas DiLorenzo of Loyola will be discussing his new book about Hamilton and Jefferson, too.)

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Michael Coren: must-read column on the Human Rights Commissions

Michael Coren writes:

Take the case of Catholic Insight magazine. It is a tiny-budget monthly that caters to orthodox or conservative Catholics.

A radical gay man read it and found some of its arguments about homosexuality to be offensive. Quite right too. If he wasn’t offended the magazine would not have been presenting genuine Catholic teaching, which is directly contrary to the notion that homosexuality is to be affirmed and praised.  (…)

Let us emphasize that what is sometimes said about Catholics in gay magazines is far more offensive than what is said about gays in Catholic ones.

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Salim Mansur: “Ottawa must stop this censorship”

Salim Mansur writes:

The Canadian Islamic Congress complaint — as I wrote following its dismissal by the CHRC in June 2008 — made Canadians take note, unlike any previous complaint, how the censorious provision of Section 13 is a blot on Canadian democracy.

Canadians got instruction as never before, due to the Canadian Islamic Congress complaint, on the principle and value of free speech as the foundation of an open democracy.

They also learned how it can be undermined, given its fragile nature, by the zealotry of those who insist the causing of offence — real or perceived — should be criminalized to protect the sensibilities of designated minority groups in a multicultural society.  (…)

Canada is a mature democracy, and most Canadians are reasonable and law abiding.

For Parliament to constrain free speech beyond the existing reasonable limits through the provision in the human rights act of Section 13 is an insult to Canadians and Canadian democracy, and it should act wisely as Professor Moon recommends. 

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Todaze “there I fixed it”

Fueled by rising unemployment and food prices, the number of Americans on food stamps buying Oreos, Velveeta, Pepsi, Fruit Loops and corn dogs but absolutely no toilet paper or toothpaste with your money [ there I fixed it ] is poised to exceed 30 million for the first time this month, surpassing the historic high set in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina.

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Why black women voted against gay marriage in overwhelming numbers

Wrongheaded but revealing NYT op-ed:

This high rate of church attendance by blacks informs a very conservative moral view. While blacks vote overwhelmingly Democratic, an analysis of three years of national data from Gallup polls reveals that their views on moral issues are virtually indistinguishable from those of Republicans. Let’s just call them Afropublicrats.

Marriage can be a sore subject for black women in general. According to 2007 Census Bureau data, black women are the least likely of all women to be married and the most likely to be divorced. Women who can’t find a man to marry [me: because millions of them are in jail??] might not be thrilled about the idea of men marrying each other.

(…) don’t debate the Bible. You can’t win. Religious faith is not defined by logic, it defies it. Instead, decouple the legal right from the religious rite, and emphasize the idea of acceptance without endorsement.

Then, make it part of a broader discussion about the perils of rigidly applying yesterday’s sexual morality to today’s sexual mores. Show black women that it backfires. The stigma doesn’t erase the behavior, it pushes it into the shadows where, devoid of information and acceptance, it become more risky.

For instance, most blacks find premarital sex unacceptable, according to the Gallup data. But, according to data from a study by the Guttmacher Institute, blacks are 26 percent more likely than any other race to have had premarital sex by age 18, and the pregnancy rate for black teens is twice that of white teens. They still have premarital sex, but they do so uninformed and unprotected. [me: uh huh...]

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“It’s supposed to be racist now…”

writes our pal the Twisted Spinster (reporting the welcome news that the herd’s been thinned again…)

but when I was in my twenties my friends and I had a rule for dating: no YLMs (Young Latin Males). Not only were they jealous macho pricks (all the smooth, romantic Latin lovers died of some plague in the Fifties), but the insanity that seems to overcome them when they get behind the wheel could have gotten me killed.

You don’t have to tell me, sweetie. Whenever someone told me I should watch The Sopranos, I always said, “If I wanted to listen to a bunch of fat loud stupid Italians yelling at each other, I’d just move back to Hamilton.” In Grade 13 those of us left at the girls’ school (the Gina’s all got married after grad; college? whazat?) had to take some courses at the boys’ school across the street, and let me tell you: I felt like Dian Fossey…

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Wow!

Thanks to everyone who avoided being trampled to death by doing their Black Friday shopping through my Amazon links!

You bought lots of really pricey electronical doo-dadds, which means a huge “cut” for me as an Amazon associate.

Know what else?  If you join the Conservative Book Club through my links and banners, you get to load up on a bunch of brand new hardcover books for just a buck each, and buy cool stuff like the 2008 Official White House Christmas Ornament (sans Barney, alas…)


As an affiliate, I get an incredible US$15 for each new member who signs up through my blog! (The currency exchange makes that closer to $20.)

Canadians can join too the Book Club too — I did earlier this month, to test out the program for you, and I’m very impressed.

This blog is a labour of love (ok — “hate”) and your support makes a big difference, financially and emotionally.

Thank you.

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Back and to the left: An Ottawa insiders thoughts on the (bloodless, naturally) Canadian coup d’etat

Well it was, if not nice, then ok while it lasted, but yeah, we are having a sort of “coup” up here in Canada, just weeks after an election in which the Conservatives won a slightly strengthened majority.

See, the way the Parliamentary system “works” is: like Israel and Italy, the opposition parties, when combined, often outnumber the ruling party in terms of seats. So they can band together into coalitions and overthrow the “real” government.

And we all know what bastions of democratic sanity and peace those Italian and Israeli parliaments are!

This suddenly jeopardizes our year long fight to reform the Canadian Human Rights Commissions and repeal Section 13 with its the notorious “hate speech” “likely” clause, a fight that was finally gaining traction and momentum a few days ago…

Ugh.

All this proves what I’ve been saying all along, in essays like “The Donkey in the Bathtub”: we can’t depend upon who is “in charge” in Ottawa to help us fight and win. We must change our culture, not the laws, and simply defy and violate Section 13 into obscurity.

An Ottawa insider who requested anonymity wrote me this morning:

I know you aren’t big on party politics, I don’t blame you. But this coup to replace Harper will matter to your readers in some important ways.

[The opposition] Dion, the Liberals, NDP and Bloc are all against changes to the [Canadian Human Rights Commissions].

Harper may be moving slowly but change will come. Meanwhile, Dion campaigned on making women a protected group for hate crimes and hate speech meaning the only people not covered would be white, Christian males.

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Lots of chores and errands today, so…

Grab a coffee and check out new stuff at:

Ezra Levant

Free Mark Steyn/ Free Canuckistan

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Adler: “There are no ‘Great Books’ by black writers”

In fact, that’s not what Mortimer Adler said–he said that there were no  “Great Books” by black writers before 1955, which was the cutoff date for the “Great Books” series, which was intended to put books that were actually Great in people’s homes.

The problem is that there by definition there are no “Great” books written after 1955, because we won’t know if they’re great for some time, and before that few blacks (and few women–the 1990 revision added Jane Austen) wrote at all. Of course, according to Charles Murray, there may have been few “Great Books” written after 1950, by anyone, but that’s different problem.

Saul Bellow became notorious for having said ”Who is the Tolstoy of the Zulus? The Proust of the Papuans?”, in response to the Western Civ brouhaha at Stanford, which is the assault on “Dead White European Males” that Beam thinks Adler ought to have been paying attention to. This is just common sense, but that one sensible remark is still remembered against Bellow.

And what happens to a professor who isn’t a Nobel Prize winner like Bellow, or an internationally known philosopher like Adler? They get the message and conform, or they get sued.

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Black Friday violence: Sick “savages” trample Wal-Mart employee to death

UPDATE — yep:

We really do need a special word for the sort of lower-class, often-welfare-supported, yet overfed, over-supplied with unnecessary material goods like brand-name shoes and clothes and electronic equipment, under-educated and ill-mannered ranks…

“He was bum-rushed by 200 people,” said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. “They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too…I literally had to fight people off my back.”

The unidentified victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 a.m., police said.

The cause of death wasn’t immediately available pending results of an autopsy.

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was knocked to the floor during the mad rush. She was hospitalized for observation, police said. Early witness accounts that the woman suffered a miscarriage were unfounded, police said.

Three other shoppers suffered minor injuries, cops said.

Before police shut down the store, eager shoppers streamed past emergency crews as they worked furiously to save the store clerk’s life.

“They were working on him, but you could see he was dead, said Halcyon Alexander, 29. “People were still coming through.”

Only a few stopped.

“They’re savages,” said shopper Kimberly Cribbs, 27. “It’s sad. It’s terrible.”

The comments at the Daily News are, er, fascinating.

I’m guessing this is the first time some of these people have been up at 5AM…

Let’s see who Al Sharpton and Rev. Wright blame for this. I’m guessing… Wal-Mart!!

PS: I’m currently reading Larry Elder’s entertaining-if-depressing-and-infuriating Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card–and Lose, available at Amazon.com and of course as a $1 selection when you join the Conservative Book Club. (It was one of my $1 picks when I joined a few weeks ago…)

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Another Munich: Jewish hostages slaughtered by Muslim terrorists in Mumbai

UPDATE 12:15 EST:

Very upsetting.

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, one of my writing clients, is part of the same Chabad community in Brooklyn, where Gavriel Holtzberg grew up.

He tells me today via email that they are “rocked” by the murder of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, 29 and his wife Rivkah, 28 in India:

His last known phone call was to the Israeli Consulate to report that gunmen were in his house. In the middle of the conversation, the line went dead.

The Holtzbergs joined the more than 125 people who were killed in the Wednesday night through Friday attacks, which saw dozens of suspected Islamic terrorists come ashore in Mumbai near the Gateway of India monument. The terrorists, carrying assault rifles and grenades, quickly fanned out to a central train station, the Chabad House and other tourist locations, including several popular hotels.

According to security services, the Chabad House was a pre-selected target.

Simcha tells me the Holtzberg’s son, Moshe, who survived the attacks, will turn 2 tomorrow. He was unharmed but covered in blood after being secreted out of the building.

They are asking for donations at Chabad.org and at ChabadIndia.org.

Donations are also invited to ZAKA (see below)

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Fox News reports:

An Israeli-based rescue service run by Orthodox Jews says staff members sent to Mumbai to help at the siege of the Chabad Lubavich Center are indicating the hostages inside are dead.

“Apparently the hostages did not remain alive,” the Zaka service said in a brief statement quoting its staff in Mumbai. It did identify the hostages nor say how many may have died. An Israeli rabbi and his wife had been believed to be held hostage.

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“If we had five Kathy Shaidles, there would be no stealth jihad in this country or on this continent.”

The great Robert Spencer succeeds in both humbling me and guaranteeing that my already swollen head will no longer fit through the door…

Kathy Shaidle is a great warrior of free speech in Canada, where that fundamental right is already largely lost — as she chronicles in her book The Tyranny of Nice (which she wrote with Pete Vere). The book is “excellent, superb, rollicking, harrowing, much needed,” as I told her in an email.

And her weblog Five Feet of Fury maintains the same level of excellence as it chronicles, among other things, the demise of sanity and pusillanimity before Islamic supremacism in Canada in the most wildly entertaining fashion, full of Swiftian savage indignation, making it a daily must-read.

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