Ezra Levant fighting the good fight

Little Green Footballs links to videos of newspaper publisher Ezra Levant answering for the apparent "crime" of daring to publish political cartoons denigrating Islamic terrorists. Watch the tapes, they're important.Vanderleun has more:"It is my hope that this matter is not dismissed. I hope I appear in front of the fascist thug on the panel, and I hope she's having an angry day. I hope that she convicts me and sentences me."Then I will take this junk out of the "Human Rights Commission" … [Read more...]

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If you're not perfect you might as well just die -UPDATED

GM Roper with a powerful post linking to this story on the increasingly narrow terms of health coverage in the UK, where, you know, health care is "free."So now, the Democrats want to emulate the English. They claim health care is a right, that the insurance companies are making a fortune, that the poor lack access to health care. Well, insurance companies do fairly well, but then that is because of their investments more than anything. As to the poor lacking access, nonsense, what they … [Read more...]

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If you’re not perfect you might as well just die -UPDATED

GM Roper with a powerful post linking to this story on the increasingly narrow terms of health coverage in the UK, where, you know, health care is "free."So now, the Democrats want to emulate the English. They claim health care is a right, that the insurance companies are making a fortune, that the poor lack access to health care. Well, insurance companies do fairly well, but then that is because of their investments more than anything. As to the poor lacking access, nonsense, what they … [Read more...]

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Cuba, Bush and “The Lives of Others”

Jay Nordlinger's column is one of the few places I've seen extensive coverage of President Bush's little-mentioned, must read speech in which he dares to talk plainly about the much distorted realities of Cuba and communism.Says Bush:Cuba's rulers promised individual liberty. Instead they denied their citizens basic rights that the free world takes for granted. In Cuba it is illegal to change jobs, to change houses, to travel abroad, and to read books or magazines without the express … [Read more...]

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There is an old joke…

It goes, "at the end of the world only two things will survive, cockroaches and Cher."I never really got the Cher part of the joke, and I have been blessed so far in my life to have been pretty much unacquainted with cockroaches...until now...My Elder Son is doing an additional year of college but due to a long, involved mix-up you don't really want to hear, his housing was cancelled, and this of course is information we could have used months ago, but no one knew the mishap had occured. … [Read more...]

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The Remnant: to worship underground

For some reason, there is a theme recurring on this blog, not by intention. A while back I wrote this piece, which jumped off of a remark by Hillary Clinton and mused on how a "big" idea like communism can work well when executed in a "small" way but utterly fails on the large scale, mostly because of free will and intention.There is an enormous difference between a few dozen people voluntarily giving up their worldly goods for communal living, and forcing people to participate in such a … [Read more...]

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Is Socialism incompatible with Religion, Monasticism?

A while back I wrote:The thing is, communism works in very small enclaves, in monasteries, for example, where everyone involved is entering willingly, is voluntarily looking to be denuded, is eager to “give stuff up” in an effort to attain something quite different from worldy “stuff.” Communism does not work, though, in a large-scale national situation whereby people are expected to sublimate themselves, their instincts and their ambitions for the good of the party. Socialism does not wor … [Read more...]

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Gay Marriage, Hate Speech, Good Lord.

:::UPDATE::: CALIFORNIA PASSES GAY MARRIAGE::: MY THOUGHTS here :::END UPDATE::::Let's put this in chronological order, shall we?Primo: The dispute began in January 2003, when the two Oakland employees created a subgroup at their workplace called the "Good News Employee Association." It was partly in response to a group of homosexual employees having formed their own group 10 months before and being given access to the city e-mail system. One e-mail, dated Oct. 11, 2002, invited city … [Read more...]

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Hillary’s right; we ARE all in this together…

Hillary Clinton says she doesn't like all of this individualism stuff - the rugged individuality which is the very definition of America does not appeal to her very much. She prefers the socialist collective. Resistance is futile. "I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none." [...] That means pairing growth with … [Read more...]

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Stunning media spin on Chavez

The initial headlines are either unclear or they're working at happy spin:Chavez launches new Venezuela TV station.That sounds merry, doesn't it - as though Hugo Chavez is happily launching a new enterprise and celebrating! The story is a bit different, though:CARACAS, Venezuela --Venezuela's oldest private television station was pushed off the air as President Hugo Chavez's government replaced the popular opposition-aligned network with a new state-funded channel on Monday. Radio Caracas … [Read more...]

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