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Pages of interest linked via Google Tool Bar Blog-It.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pursuing happiness:

Pursuing happiness: "And as long as they are not autonomous, they are not free. And as long as they are not free, they will not be happy. Here, Mr Cameron, lies the potential zenith of your ‘Happiness Index’ and the glory of your premiership." http://bit.ly/eKiKYz

Road to continental success:

Road to continental success: "take a low-threat Guantánamo terrorist inmate; give him a few fancy chocolates when he lands in Brussels; the Belgian prime minister (when they have one) gets to shake hands with the President of the Untied States; and France, Germany and the UK will bow down in awe and wonder." http://bit.ly/fwx8YG

Arab-Israeli consensus

Conspiracy theory exploded: "So it’s not all some evil US-Jewish-Zionist plot to humiliate Islam and eradicate Allah. Indeed, there is Arab-Israeli consensus that neither wishes to be blown to kingdom come in a puff of Iranian nuclear smoke:" http://bit.ly/edpEeN

Dead in Chicago increase activity

Dead in Chicago increase activity beyond voting: "at least 164 senior free-ride cards remained in use after the person to whom the card was issued had died. One card alone racked up as many as 1,400 free trips, officials said." http://bit.ly/hGT6a3

Monday, November 29, 2010

New civil right

Taxpayers obligated to protect innocent organizations infiltrated by felons. "Oregon Muslims Plead for Protection After Bomb Plot Arrest http://bit.ly/eclx3v

Bowlby on Obama

Bowlby's parent/child inversion of nurture/attachment instincts May explain Obama's strangeness. 'Most Helpful Customer Reviews. 5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for parents & mental health professionals & patients, [..] Check "inverted", "invert", "inversion" in Amazon search or index of book"' http://amzn.to/dXsoOY

Yes-men not needed

Interesting insight: "This president doesn’t even need the yes-men. He lives in a hall of mirrors, and he’s awed by the view." http://bit.ly/ewV4CL

Mike Adams news video

Video. Even without children, spouse, or dog. Life in 21st century is more fun than Finnegan's wake.  "UNCW Professor celebrates resignation of chancellor on blog; also makes racial statements" http://bit.ly/eiH7vi

Silver Chair clip

Clip from my favorite children's videos: "BBC Chronicles of Narnia: [Silver Chair] - Chapter 1/6 Part 1/3" http://bit.ly/eGfZKE

"Euro Game Is Up"

Great Video. EU Parliament. Member to EU President. More fun than Finnegan's wake: "'The Euro Game Is Up! Just who the hell  do you think you are?' - Nigel Farage MEP" http://bit.ly/h5eg7w

Iran president slapped

More fun than Finnegan's wake: "An enraged Revolutionary Guard Chief of Staff Mohammed Ali Jafari allegedly got into a heated argument with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and slapped him in the face because the generally conservative president had, surprisingly, advocated freedom of the press." http://bit.ly/eLkDvB

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Safe havens

Perhaps equity income, commercial property and emerging market debt will turn out to be the real safe havens. http://bit.ly/ike8mb

Rangel in Korea

"In the worst cold weather imaginable, under fire, starving, acting Sergeant Charles Rangel, in a black unit led mostly by white officers, took a large group of men, led them by example, lifted their morale, as they fought their way out to safety. Men were being shot, freezing, getting captured all around him, yet he got most of his men out." http://bit.ly/fKsPVJ

Top communist is computer literate:

Top communist is computer literate: "How the hacker attacks which forced Google to quit China in January were orchestrated by a senior member of the Politburo who typed his own name into the global version of the search engine and found articles criticising him personally." http://bit.ly/h8nzXA

Revolting Wilileaked development

Revolting Wilileaked development. [1 of many]: "North Korea, [...] was able to smuggle 19 advanced, Russian-designed missiles, capable of delivering nuclear payloads, to Iran, http://politi.co/fdE7Vh

Who do we invade?

Who do we invade? "the 9/11 of world diplomacy." http://bit.ly/g7SFT0

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Flash Mob Strikes - Video:

Flash Mob Strikes - Video: "Anglican Samizdat , Archive » The Lord God omnipotent reigneth at the The Welland Seaway Mall" http://bit.ly/fTj6uQ

Anglican Covenant problem:

Anglican Covenant problem: "for those with a less convoluted thought process than Rowan, it is obvious that to pretend that two irreconcilable opposites can comfortably coexist is blatant  hypocrisy." http://bit.ly/flH3um

Clarity needed:

Clarity needed: "Mr. Ignatieff has not yet clarified whether he lives in airports just for this particular experience, or whether he has a less important reason." http://bit.ly/fWn6ER

Slow motion train wreck continues:

Slow motion train wreck continues: "For the sake of Christ and of His Gospel we can no longer maintain the illusion of normalcy and so we join with other Primates from the Global South in declaring that we will not be present at the next Primates’ meeting to be held in Ireland." http://bit.ly/hKlyd0

The newsworthiness of gaffes

Unequal treatment of gaffes: "When we the people are effective in holding America’s free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!" http://on.fb.me/hGy9Sd

Conservative values of yesteryear:

Conservative values of yesteryear: "Margaret Thatcher wrote: ‘I believe in what are often referred to as “Judaeo-Christian” values: indeed my whole political philosophy is based on them’. [...] 'there is a deep and providential harmony between the kind of political economy I favour and the insights of Christianity.’" http://bit.ly/hR51vI

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stupid teamwork

"something this stupid generally requires teamwork." http://bit.ly/dTwAZs

TSA disease vector

Big government marches on: "Syphilis, lice, gonorrhea, ringworm, chlamydia, staph, strep, noro and papilloma viruses all are part of the possible fringe benefits when airline passengers next go through a full hands-on pat-down by agents of the federal government's Transportation Security Administration, according to doctors." http://bit.ly/eCu2uj

Germany at risk

World finance debacle marches on. "Germany cannot keep paying for bail-outs without going bankrupt itself," said Professor Wilhelm Hankel, of Frankfurt University. "This is frightening people. You cannot find a bank safe deposit box in Germany because every single one has already been taken and stuffed with gold and silver." http://bit.ly/eg2kJO

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Holy book desecration

The Oxford martyr speaks (via channeling blogger): "That is not only an offence against democracy: it is an offence against the conscience and a negation of the religious liberties for which (inter alia) His Grace laid down his life." http://bit.ly/fZZ4nJ

Germany planning squeeze

No Thanksgiving Day in Europe. "Frankfurter Allgemeine cited a confidential report by the German finance ministry suggesting that Berlin aims to confront creditors with the risk of serious losses two years earlier than feared." http://bit.ly/ieTYPY

Palin administers coup de grace

Safe & humane coup de grace misunderstood: 'Sarah Palin’s complete lack of compassion as demonstrated in this snuff video is disgusting.' http://bit.ly/gPwqnA

Euro gods will defend Valhalla:

Euro gods will defend Valhalla: '"If that amount is not enough, we could increase it," Mr. Weber said. "An attack on the euro has no chance of succeeding."' http://on.wsj.com/gKuZxp

Domino Effect Spread Across Europe

Great minds think alike. Wall Street Journal also sees dominoes: "Euro-Zone Crisis News: Fears of Domino Effect Spread Across Europe - WSJ.com" http://on.wsj.com/gT6RJU

Another domino ready to fall?

Another domino ready to fall? "International money market traders today pushed the cost of insuring Belgium's debts to record levels. The interest payments still fall short of those charged for Spain's government the Portuguese, but analysts said the gap was narrowing quickly." http://bit.ly/g2nsCj

Z St. vs. J St & O:

Z St. vs. J St & O: "The IRS can deny tax exempt status to groups that work against "established public policy," a precedent established in its denial of a tax exemption to Bob Jones University over racial discrimination, and Z Street is suggesting that the IRS has begun applying some such policy to pro-Israel groups." http://politi.co/gjPgc4

Taxes buy green foolishness

Obama waste & foolishness march on: "The government is boosting investment in a technology that has failed to win broad acceptance after more than a decade in the marketplace." http://bit.ly/hPL4Vg

Typical Chicago citizens:

Nobody here but us typical Chicago citizens: "Paul McKinley, one of the five who filed separate – but identical – objections told the Chicago News Cooperative that his complaint against Mr. Emanuel had stemmed from a meeting of community groups. He said he represents a group called Voices of the Ex-Offender." http://nyti.ms/eFRxU2

Cutting edge travel attire:

Cutting edge travel attire: "The woman looked at me and said, 'Girl, you wearing a bikini. Come right through.' She had a big smile on her face," Theile said. "I think this might be the way I travel from here on out. So, we'll see." http://bit.ly/fnRyGx

Alien origin of Archbishop exaggerated:

Alien origin of Archbishop exaggerated: "This is not the place for His Grace to enter into the theological complexities of this issue (either sexuality or the extra-terrestrial): [...] Once again, the few Times [UK] readers who can be bothered to fork out for the indulgence to enter the sanctuary through the veil of the paywall have made their views clear:" http://bit.ly/fd6l3p

Re-entry license

"You have re-entered the atmosphere without a license." "Gravity made me do it." http://abcn.ws/hWt5Wj

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Search our obvious enemies:

Search our obvious enemies: "No wonder she has a 100 percent congressional rating from al-Qaida. And yet Pelosi is not only able to breeze into the U.S. Capitol without a search, but she can usually board a commercial airline without submitting to the groping or nude body scan that awaits the rest of us." http://bit.ly/hUFhYo

Tea Party targets O-friendly corporations

Keep on party'n on: "Starting next year, the huge Tea Party organizer FreedomWorks will urge supporters to punish huge corporations like General Electric and Johnson and Johnson for backing President Obama's progressive agenda." http://bit.ly/fXCmMb

Gov. Jindal right on: 'As the system works today, he said, “you’ve got a permanent governing political class.”' http://politi.co/haTMKt

Leaders' delusion: myths over markets

Leaders' delusion: myths over markets: "I will not let up on this because the primacy of politics over markets must be enforced," -German Chancellor Merkel http://bit.ly/etK5mM | "The business of America is business." -President Calvin Coolidge

US banking-government complex marches on.

US banking-government complex marches on. "So all those hillsmen in Idaho, with their Colt 45s and boxes of krugerrands, who sent furious emails to the Telegraph accusing me of defending a hyperinflating establishment cabal were right all along. The Fed is indeed out of control." http://bit.ly/gRlZBd

Satan explains policy choices:

Satan explains policy choices: "I side with environmentalists, but it’s only because I know that whatever reforms are supported by the Democrats have a better chance of failing that those aligned with the Republican agenda." http://bit.ly/eSKibs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Al-Qaeda Marching Band

adding that his group looked forward to wowing the crowd and setting off a dirty bomb in the heart of Manhattan Al-Qaeda Marching Band To Join Macy's Parade After Incredible Audition | The Onion - America's Finest News Source http://onion.com/g0DRdY

O lies about Jefferson:

O lies about Jefferson: "While Jefferson dealt with our Muslim enemies in a realistic and determined fashion, with the point of the exercise being the protection of American citizens, our current clueless President glosses over these and every other Muslim atrocity in his continued attempts to appease our most violent, and centuries-old, enemy." http://bit.ly/eJZJhB

O's contempt for US

Right on. "If anything good comes out of the airport "security" outrages, it may be in opening the eyes of more people to the utter contempt that this administration has for the American people." http://bit.ly/fe2hVZ

Unhappy results of ungodliness:

Unhappy results of ungodliness: 'Liberals respond this way: “If we’re unhappier, it’s because we are more upset than conservatives over the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves.” But common sense and data suggest other explanations.' http://bit.ly/gQorRx

Dignity, courage, & honor

Principled humanity: "A lone rancher, a man who worked a lifetime to be able to enjoy the fruits of his labor such as his ranch, had defended it to his death. ... Don Alejo surprised the group of assassins who wanted to impose the same law on his ranch that they had on the State, the law of the jungle. ... a 77 year old man, who before death, took out four gunmen, fighting the same as the best soldiers: with dignity, courage, and honor." http://bit.ly/gfqgEP

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bankrun 2010 aa

Call to action: "Le 7 décembre 2010. retirons notre argent des banques !" http://bit.ly/hrv7oi

Cranmer plagiarized

Grace properly joining justice and mercy: "Perhaps His Grace should be flattered that such a highly-paid award-winning journalist has chosen to plagiarise not only his line of thinking but his very words. Perhaps The Daily Mail should employ him directly." http://bit.ly/fnKnz6

Lt. Col. West on Islamism

Right on: "Until you get principled leadership [willing to define the enemy], we will continue to chase our tail because we will never clearly define who this enemy is, and then understand their goals and objectives which is on any jihadist website, and then come up with the right and proper goals and objectives to not only secure our Republic, but to secure Western civilization." http://bit.ly/ggudF0

Kennedy: new witness

After long silence: "I was just feet away when I heard and felt the effects of a third shot. It hit the president in the upper right rear of his head, and blood was everywhere. Once in the back seat, I threw myself on top of the president and first lady so that if another shot came, it would hit me instead." http://nyti.ms/916KKT

Great secret giving:

Great secret giving: "the health insurance lobby secretly gave $86.2 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2009 to try to prevent the health care bill from becoming law. The huge contribution — 40 percent of the chamber’s spending for that year — allowed the group to run ads against the bill without tainting the insurance industry, which was negotiating with Democrats on the bill at the same time." http://nyti.ms/cEdF8V

Big government marches on:

Big government marches on: “It’s for safety, Maam. Here’s the pliers. Now cut them off.” This video shows one woman slammed to the floor for arguing with a TSA agent. Another 71 year-old man with a knee implant describes how TSA pulled down his pants. A 16 year-old girl with a prosthetic leg has her pants removed. And, then there’s this…" http://bit.ly/cP0kpN

Krugman gets the seriousness right:

Krugman gets the seriousness right: "It’s hard to see how this situation is resolved without a major crisis of some kind. Mr. Simpson may or may not get the blood bath he craves this April, but there will be blood sooner or later. And we can only hope that the nation that emerges from that blood bath is still one we recognize." http://nyti.ms/aMESYg

Gov. Christie vs. NJ Teachers' Union:

Gov. Christie meets NJ Teachers' Union: “I looked around, and there were a bunch of people on the ground, all bloody and moaning, all beat up, and there was one person on the schoolyard standing … When you see that one person standing up, that’s the bully. And in New Jersey, that’s the New Jersey teachers union.” http://bit.ly/amhJWc

Gov. gets apology

More fun than Finnegan's wake. Video. "Remember when the head of the Bergen County Education Association put out an email praying for the death of [Gov.] Chris Christie? [...] instead of taking the call, he decided to invite her to the Governor’s office for a face to face apology. And that’s when the awesomeness starts:" http://bit.ly/9eeAPe

Big trouble in Euro-land:

Big trouble in Euro-land: “We’re in a survival crisis. We all have to work together in order to survive with the euro zone, because if we don’t survive with the euro zone we will not survive with the European Union,” http://bit.ly/9j4hJJ

Bank Robber to President

Joseph Stalin also got his start robbing banks for the Party: "Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff gathered information and advised guerrilla groups bank hold-ups in the sixties when the country was ruled by a military dictatorship according to reports published Friday in O’Globo media group." http://bit.ly/cxXy9S

Sunday, November 21, 2010

O Blessing in disguise?

Blessing in disguise? "That's why I'm glad Obama came along and woke us all up again to the exceptionally brilliant American way and made us fight to preserve it from this silly, vain  incompetent."  http://bit.ly/9iWWnF

Tocqueville on US exceptionalism:

Tocqueville on US exceptionalism: 'we have embraced certain "habits of the heart" that were profoundly shaped by our religious tradition.' http://bit.ly/9iWWnF

O Stranger than fiction:

Stranger than fiction: "... a character who appears out of nowhere with a cast of appointees so preposterous and an agenda so irrational and offensive to Americans that he has shocked us out of our torpor, inducing millions of us out of our comfy chairs and to the barricades." http://bit.ly/9iWWnF

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Petite Police Pooche

Petite Police Pooche: "Go get em girl: Momo takes part in a police dog examination, managing to find a person by merely sniffing a cap he had been wearing" http://bit.ly/aDzjz4

Friday, November 19, 2010

"Irish Sovereignty 1922-2010"?

"Irish Sovereignty 1922-2010"? . "The Republic of Éire didn’t quite make it to the centennial celebrations. The Irish Times mourned the passing: ‘Having obtained our political independence from Britain to be the masters of our own affairs, we have now surrendered our sovereignty to the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.’" http://bit.ly/cbwfs9

Heroic intellect at the Irish central bank:

Heroic intellect at the Irish central bank: Dr Honohan was the towering prophet who foresaw the Celtic Calamity. A former official at both the World Bank and the IMF, he warned repeatedly from his perch at Trinity College Dublin that the credit bubble was out of control and would end badly. http://bit.ly/apLrF5

Gadsden Flag on license plates

Benjamin Franklin: "The rattlesnake is found in no other corner of the world except America. She never begins an attack nor when once engaged, never surrenders… She never wounds ’till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.” http://bit.ly/bOwx6D

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Recipe for the young and adventurous:

Recipe for the young and adventurous: "Al Dente: It's Not Thanksgiving Without Walnut Broccoli" http://bit.ly/cXxwJ9

Anatomy of media deceit:

Anatomy of media deceit: "In think pieces — now often called “news analysis” — six or eight experts are consulted on a subject.  Quotes from these experts are then ordered somehow mysteriously to endorse the author’s point in the last paragraph. (Similar techniques are used for populist “man-on-the-street” stories.)" http://bit.ly/aUya1m

Media vs Palin

The excruciating dilemmas of the wicked: "Is it better to tear down Palin unmercifully now, as was done by most of the MSM earlier, or to give her a pass for the time being, so that she might actually get nominated to be branded later, when it counts, as a dangerous extremist, not to mention an illiterate moron? This is a tricky problem indeed for the 'objective journalist.'” http://bit.ly/aUya1m

Men Living w. Parents increases risk of national default

Interesting: "It seems as if the more 25-34 year old men living with their parents, the more expensive the cost to insure the respective sovereign's debt." http://read.bi/aybWwq

Savior of Britain from Euro Madness

Interesting bit of history: "It was not any professing-Christian politician who saved Britain from the euro and the image of that horror: it was a Jewish businessman and financier who cared more than a little about democracy and liberty." http://bit.ly/b5SXvl

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pity poor press:

Pity poor press: "When the press falls in love, they fall in love hard. They’re like teenagers in love. It’s like the old Frankie Lymon song, ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love?’” http://bit.ly/cYGXlK

TV free at last:

TV free at last: 'He was sitting in the Dane County jail last night when Palin landed a spot in the “Dancing with the Stars” finals. However, a sheriff’s spokesperson told TSG that Cowan “currently does not have access to television.”' http://bit.ly/bissck

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Most disheartening news":

"Most disheartening news": "black males who are not poor do no better than poor white males or white males with a disability." http://bit.ly/93Np6M

Relationships as bumper sticking:

Relationships as bumper sticking: "You have a right to peel the sticker off and apply it to another surface. But the more often you try to reapply the bond, the less likely it is to stick." http://bit.ly/bNn0Jh

O inspired unnecessary panic

O inspired unnecessary panic: "As word spreads that fish populations have increased, the alarmists and conspiracy theorists won’t just be wrong, they will be laughingstocks. The Great Oil Spill Panic of 2010 will go down in history as mass hysteria" http://bit.ly/ahqQcg

US Central Planning?

World turned upside down? "Chinese leaders now publicly fret about America's reliance on 'outmoded central planning.'" http://bit.ly/9CdGIb

EU Suicidal?

EU Suicidal? "Is Chancellor Merkel really going to let subordinate officials at the ECB destroy Germany’s half-century investment in the post-war order of Europe, and risk Götterdämmerung?" http://bit.ly/b8R97Z

Sunday, November 14, 2010

One buyer's remorse:

One buyer's remorse: "His love of fame – to occupy the central place but also to perform the shining deed – is greater than anyone had estimated. Yet his political instincts turn out to be weak. [...] The president on whom so much depends is a peculiar person, stranger than any of us realised when we voted for him. He may be most real to himself when he is promising something." http://bit.ly/cnEb1K

O didn’t really grasp politics

Ignorance no excuse, actually: "I don’t think that he lied exactly. The problem was that the smart ex-editor of the Harvard Law Review and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School didn’t really grasp politics or, for that matter, the language of politics." http://bit.ly/cbrP5N

The incentivization of idleness:

The incentivization of idleness: "According to none other than the Congressional Budget Office, many of us have decided we no longer will have to work as much as we once did, given all the “assistance” we can get via Obamacare." http://bit.ly/b2dwkP

Great ecumenical principle:

Great ecumenical principle: "Let us hold that which has been believed everywhere, always and by all, for that is truly and properly Catholic." http://bit.ly/atHKJx

A deprived justice

A deprived justice: “I wouldn’t get an invitation from Columbia University unless I was a Middle East dictator with nuclear weapons,” http://bit.ly/aj1AxL

Saturday, November 13, 2010

G-20 understands QE2

G-20 understands QE2: "The US just threw gasoline instead of water on those embers." http://bit.ly/aL6N00

The Cross In Iraq

The Cross In Iraq: "They walked into a sanctuary pock-marked by bullet holes, with bloodstains on the ceiling, bloody palm prints on the walls. They removed the pews. And they set out candles in the shape of a giant cross." http://bit.ly/cyuoIS

Burma & freedom

Burma & freedom: "what is this 'freedom' we are celebrating?" http://bit.ly/bkOt9E

Social Worker As Troll

37. Assistant Village Idiot says: Well, I earn my daily bread as a social worker, which in practice is rather like being a troll http://bit.ly/9yntyC

The limitations of the Tweet

The limitations of the Tweet: "Twitter is not a mechanism of formal fatwa proclamation or other serious pronouncement: it is a condensed snippet of ephemeral thought." http://bit.ly/8Z4j8G

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sin or problem

Sin or problem. "True religion is the basis of civil society; that society can only function effectively when we accept moral obligations and acknowledge personal responsibility. And not to do so is indeed sin." http://bit.ly/a7ndyz

Pray for Britain

Pray for Britain: "Let us pray, for the battle for the soul of Britain has never been so great, nor so subtle." http://bit.ly/c8kwFm

Literacy test for Congress

An idea whose time has come? "Brazil tests literacy of clown elected to Congress "http://yhoo.it/94SnyX

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Electronically crippled US military

Cheerful thought: "Officials said that China, using less than two dozen ASAT missiles, could cripple the U.S. military electronically with satellite attacks." http://bit.ly/aXkIPo

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Joyce's people get it

Joyce's people get it: "Irate Dubliners burned one big bank's ex-boss in effigy and blocked the gates of parliament with a cement truck in protest." http://on.wsj.com/agdbyo

Dagong Global Credit Rating Co.

Who knew? That DGCRC would take it so hard? "Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., the Chinese rating company that was recently rejected in its bid to be an officially recognized bond rater in the U.S., just downgraded the entire U.S." http://on.wsj.com/avWL5R

The Vice of Inclusivity

Neat observation: "The balkanized coalition never came to recognize the vice of its virtues." http://bit.ly/cuXCHX

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Bless the Tea Party

Interesting prayer: "God, if You can no longer bless the whole nation, please bless the Tea Party movement." http://bit.ly/berXV9

Monday, November 08, 2010

Hooker quote

From the great apostle of the via media of Anglicanism: “God is no captious sophister, eager to trip us up whenever we say amiss, but a courteous tutor, ready to amend what, in our weakness or our ignorance, we say ill, and to make the most of what we say aright.” http://bit.ly/9gUcTJ

Friday, November 05, 2010

A lesson from nature

A lesson from nature, and nature's God: "Her inbred instincts of kindness and generosity overwhelm her, completely unaware that the cuckoo in her nest has a wholly different agenda." http://bit.ly/cxRVGv

Specialization marches on

Specialization marches on: "There are few things more frightening, as Goethe noted, than ignorance in action. Unless it is assuring that future generations will be more ignorant still." http://bit.ly/cM6n6A

Smash the idol!

Smash the idol! "Guess who said the following: 'We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before, and it does not work.'" http://bit.ly/9lwpeM

Consent to a Carioca

Please pray for Dan Martins: "Almost since the day of my election as Eleventh [Protestant Episcopal] Bishop of Springfield, [Ill.,] there have been rumors that some folks in my former diocese (San Joaquin) would mount an organized campaign of opposition to my consecration" http://bit.ly/9nIMPf

Dorothy Rabinowitz: O vs FDR

Dorothy Rabinowitz: O vs FDR: "Roosevelt: 'Your government has unmistakable confidence in your ability to hear the worst without flinching and losing heart.' Obama: We don't 'always think clearly when we're scared.'" http://bit.ly/bdcZOu

Financial crisis recessions

Economic comon sense: "And financial crisis recessions tend to be a lot deeper and more prolonged than business cycle recessions," http://bit.ly/bGeb3Q

Medical Research 90% Wrong

"In a terrible state of chasis" -O'Casey: "He charges that as much as 90 percent of the published medical information that doctors rely on is flawed. His work has been widely accepted by the medical community;" http://bit.ly/cML2cS

Third Dimension a Hoax?

Some think elections make BIG changes but: "So enjoy the third dimension while you still can. Construction on the first instrument is already underway, and Hogan thinks they will begin collecting data on the very nature of spacetime itself by next year." http://bit.ly/9gSk0H

Impeachment Appropriate Course

Impeachment Appropriate Course: "Committed ideologue doesn’t do Obama justice. Brainwashed fool seems insufficient. Brain dead Marxist lunatic is more like it… and a lazy one at that" http://bit.ly/aT2AVW

Free West Papua

No cause too small: "Free West Papua. | West Papua? | Who cares? | Where is it, anyway?" http://bit.ly/9xvCxE

Obama the Snob

But the old social aristocracy could have been taught a thing or two about snobbery by the intellectual upper class -- conditioned to believe their superiority is founded not on wealth or lineage but on "facts and science and argument." http://wapo.st/c8TdCs

Everyone out of the mine in Chile

'"I hope this will never happen again," said the last man out of the gold and copper mine, shift foreman Luis Urzua, upon reaching the surface, as he was embraced by Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. "I'm proud of being Chilean."' http://bit.ly/bpGaWr
As a onetime seafaring man, I am proud of the tradition of the captain being the last to leave a sinking ship. Shift foremen that go down in mines are kin to captains that go down to the sea in ships.

Today's treason in the "black mantle"

Today's treason in the "black mantle" of false religion: "At the sentencing of Roshonara Choudhry, the trainee teacher who attempted to murder Stephen Timms MP, the public gallery erupted with cries of 'Allahu akbar' ('God is great'), 'British go to hell' and 'Curse the judge'." http://bit.ly/bNXNzU

The "black mantle" of false religion

Treason has been wrapped in the "black mantle" of false religion before: "Nay farther, being void of grace and shame, / Each took the Sacrament upon the same. // Their Treason wrapp'd in this black mantle, ..." http://bit.ly/cITFLG

Channeling the light of the Oxford martyrs

Channeling the light of the Oxford martyrs: "What Guy Fawkes failed to achieve for the Pope of Rome with gunpowder, our Parliament surrendered to the Treaty of Rome with their own votes." http://bit.ly/cITFLG

Future 2 centuries back?

Future 2 centuries back? "Edmund Burke was so appalled by this that, having invented modern liberalism, he turned around and invented modern conservatism." http://bit.ly/cw4HXc

Foolishness squared

Prejudice against prejudice equals foolishness squared: “We should never pass judgment on barrels and barrels of apples just because one of them may be rotten,” http://bit.ly/9TxIMO

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Otis to the rescue

Otis to the rescue: "The greatest problem in building the Eiffel's "Tour de Trois Cent Metres" for the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition was the elevators." http://bit.ly/d4Ngml

Carioca supported

Please pray for Dan Martins: "We shared our lives in a clergy support group until I left for this diocese in early 2000; and in 2007 I asked him to consider the possibility of discerning a call to St. Anne's Church, Warsaw, in the Diocese of Northern Indiana." http://bit.ly/dtGr7X

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Chinese Toys

"How could they place the US president behind those other poorly-made models. He is the head of a big country, after all," wrote one anonymous commentator on the Netease internet forum. "Why can't we have a Mao Tse-tung toy?" http://bit.ly/cOAiI3

T. S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot and the Demise of the Literary Culture http://bit.ly/ayJTrz

MEP on US election

From UK: '“The cause of America,” wrote my countryman Tom Paine, “is in great measure the cause of all mankind”.' http://bit.ly/cftvJj

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Decline of Dollar

Interesting thought of the day: "if Washington continues to monetize our country's liabilities in this way, we will no longer need the Bureau of Printing and Engraving -- a considerable cost savings. Yep, keep this up and US dollars will soon be supplied by Charmin." http://bit.ly/csxz0o

Monday, November 01, 2010

Breitbart on Alaska

Breitbart on Alaska: “The Republican Party up there is corrupt, the media up there is corrupt, the Democratic Party up there is corrupt and George Soros has helped to sully it. This is why Sarah Palin had to step down – because they were trying to assault her using fake journalism in order to assassinate her character because they saw that she was a threat, a huge potential juggernaut.” http://bit.ly/dmQB8w