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Used Bookstore Browsings
~ ITEM: Book Review: Paul Theroux – The Pillars Of Hercules
~ ITEM: Italy Panorama » The Gratitude of Aliano
~ HERE IN Binkiland, we’re lucky to have two or three very good used bookstores, and a reasonably well-read populace.
One recent grab was Paul Theroux’s The Pillars Of Hercules, a travelogue of the Mediterranean, from Gibraltar all the way round to the other pillar. I didn’t know that I knew Theroux, but the film adaptation of his Mosquito Coast (with Harrison Ford) had spookily spoken to my circumstances then: a family member out of control; life turned into a tornado; everything shaped by the broken life of a loved one.
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February 10th, 2011
A great big thanks to all who donated to the Kaffir Kanuck Koffee fund, and to those who linked to the cause out there in the blogosphere. The men and woman of B Crew (above) are grateful and hoist a cup-a-joe in a toast to all of you!
~ THANKS FOR THE donations to the Kaffir Kanuck Koffee Klub! …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
Further Thoughts On David Cameron’s Speech
“There is a very interesting word psychology going on here, implanting in the consciousness an unquestionable state orthodoxy and narrative of enlightenment. It is ‘spin’, but of such an Orwellian subliminal manipulation of the vernacular that any contrary utterance strikes a chord of jarring dissonance, and the speaker or writer is cast into political, social or spiritual oblivion.
Norman Tebbit, Simon Heffer, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, Peter Hitchens, John Redwood, Melanie Phillips, The Freedom Association. These are inter alia ‘fascists’ of ‘the right’; they exist at the periphery of social acceptability….”
~ ITEM: CRANMER BLOG WARNS US– Cameron’s concept of religious freedom– “In calling for ‘muscular liberalism’ (as opposed to liberal Conservatism), the Prime Minister has subjugated holiness to his form of social contract, and relegated the peace of Christ to the absence of civil strife”; What are British ‘core values’?; and “Writing propaganda for the EDL”
~ MOTHER HILARY, The Mitred Abbess of Orwell’s Picnic Blog took Teh Binks to task today as being not in his right mind in saying nice things about David Cameron’s latest speechifying on MultiCulti. Fair enough– but Binks never claimed to be in his right mind, right? Wiser minds than mine have cautionary second thoughts on the Brit PM’s remarks, and what worse stuff might replace mushy MultiCulti. Read & ponder.
After all, a harsh secularist regime might well exclude militant Islamists — and all other religious ‘opinions’– in a bid for a kind of social peace. After all, secularists in England, the EU, and North America are already trying to silence, penalize & mistreat vocal orthodox Christians in speaking out for what has been 2000+ years of Judaeo-Christian moral and anthropological principles. ~
The Red Cross Sucks
~ ITEM: Red Cross abandons long-time employee Sayed Musa, a new Christian, accused of ‘apostasy’
~ ITEM: Bishops issue urgent appeal to save Afghan Christan
~ ITEM: On May 24, Said Musa was arrested by government authorities in Afghanistan following a television broadcast that showed Christian baptisms and worship, according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts
~ ITEM: DIANA WEST: The Daily Mail is reporting that the Afghan Christian I wrote about here is scheduled to be executed for leaving Islam — “apostasy” — on February 10
~ ITEM: Afghan Red Cross worker set to be hanged after converting to Christianity
~ ITEM: Groups work to save two Christian converts in Afghanistan
~ ITEM: Binks– Save A Life This Christmas
~ WHEN WE THINK of ‘benevolent’ International Non-governmental Organizations like The Red Cross (helping people in the name of Christ), it’s all happy good, right?
Except for someone who finally gets it, and responds to the example of Christians and the call of God, and decides to turn from Islam– which is a death-penalty thing in most seriously Muslim nations. One man in Afghanistan who lost his leg 15 years ago worked through the Red Cross to help other Afghan amputees… converted, and now?
“Said Musa, 45, has been held for eight months in a Kabul prison were he claims he has been tortured and sexually abused by inmates and guards.
Mr Musa, who lost his left leg in a landmine explosion in the 1990s, has worked for the Red Cross for 15 years and helps to treat fellow amputees.
He was arrested in May last year as he attempted to seek asylum at the German embassy following a crackdown on Christians within Afghanistan.”
Torture, prison-rape, a death-sentence. Now, Jesus promised the hatred of the world and martyrdom to his followers– but Muslim nations are a special category of antiChristianity.
AND THEN HE WAS ABANDONED BY THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS… who wanted to cover the whole thing up, kept letters from him, and apparently haven’t made any efforts to help him. Like this guy:
Reto Stocker, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
“In a final meeting with Reto Stocker, head of the Red Cross in Kabul, Mossa’s friends were again told that ICRC is neutral and would not intervene. They were also asked to not make the case public.
In another breach of the Red Cross’ mission, they refused to deliver hundreds of letters addressed to Mossa. Westerners organized the letter-writing campaign to both encourage the Christian and to publicly display the international community’s concern over his plight. “They won’t deliver the letters to Sayed. The Red Cross does not have the right to keep the letters from him. It’s their responsibility to ensure he receives letters written to him via the Red Cross address,” said an aid worker in Kabul who helped organize the campaign.”
For shame. FOR SHAME. The International Red Cross out of Geneva is aiding and abetting Taliban & militant Afghans in the persecution of an employee. To add insult to injury, they’re ignoring a person in need, whom they threw to the wolves, and violating their own mission. That’s evil. And needs to be exposed.
As David Cameron, Angela Merkel and others are now shouting from the rooftops, there can be no accomodation with Sharia, Jihadi, or Islamic supremacism. It’s a death-match, not a multiculti picnic.
Complain about this via email@example.com. Other contact info here. Then send copies to your provincial & federal representatives, the media, and friends. ~
All Hail Dear Leader Binks!
~ BINKY THE WEBELF AS false god– it’s a joke, but with a reason. The whole “Ever-Growing Legion Of Pre-Dead Minions” thing, the Binky-Bunker, the pool, the mansions, the Super-Secret HQ, the control over your taste, interests, thoughts; that my wish is your command… it’s a joke. Because there’s been rather too much of the real thing in the 20th Century, inspired by the dark creepery of 19th century inhumanist “thinkers”, and the nasty revolutionists before them.
This introduction is by way of praise for one of my favourite bloggers, GagDad Bob of One Cosmos. He writes theologically and metaphysically, and then ties it in intelligently to current events, problems, and personalities. He’s not a big fan of Leftism, which he considers a false religion, but he’s always got good reasons and a fair take on matters.
His series on Hitler & Nazism is must-read. The recent loving disassembly of Obamism and other anti-Christian messianisms is a glory. It’s topical Aristotle, who said that all learning was a kind of remembering– after reading a dosed of Gagdad, you feel like slapping your forehead and saying “Of course! How could I have forgotten?”
The greatest compliment I can pay to GagDad Bob is that he strikes sparks in my mind & soul with his reflections & insights; he makes me want to blog, to think on things, to read & ponder– for the unexamined life is not worth living.
Add to that the wordplay, puns, and lightness of style, and the One Cosmos blog is “FTW: For The Win” as my twin boys put it. ~
A Letter: Dear America
~ ITEM: Gallup: Unemployment Up to 9.8%; Underemployment/Discouraged Worker Rate at 18.9%
~ ITEM: Egypt and the Loss of U.S. Prestige in the Middle East
~ ITEM: Somebody take this President’s hands off the wheel immediately. Please.
~ ITEM: Obama Sold Out UK, Giving Details Of Their Deterrent To Russia, In Order To Induce It To Sign Meaningless START Treaty
~ ITEM: Time was when this columnist was a big fan of the United States
~ OKAY, HERE’S THE THING– I love you, America.. but the current bunch in DC are beyond dangerous. If you don’t get a real leader in there by 2012, your future as a great nation will be nailed to the floor. You role in international relations and the great issues of the day has already begun to go FUBAR, and one is left wondering if Obama & company aren’t so much idiots at large, but working the other side.
Since the economic heart-attack of 2007-8, your economy has been on life-support, but not really recovering. Jobs? Recovery? Stable banking system and dollar? International confidence? Soon, you won’t be able to afford your bills, let alone dealing with world-sized problems, war, or an Islamo-nuke on a major city. When you lose your economic maneuver-room, you’ve lost your freedom, and freedom of action, and soveriegnty. Sometimes circumstances will allow some goofing up and goofing around– these are deeply dangerous days, when consequences seen and unforeseen are real & serious.
Whether The American Fuhrer is evil in his own will, he is certainly evil in his effects, as is the religion of socialist/ progressive salvation he has staked the future of all Americans upon.
America, he’s your nightmare, but he’s ruining the world, too.. we really really need you to vote him out, clean up your act, get rid of the voting fraud and foriegn money and political interference from those who wish utopian Neomerica to rise from the grave of America, and realize that your destiny is to be a force for good in the world, and that without your influence, power, good will, and courage, we’re all screwed. Obama wants all this to happen: he’s self-nuking America as she was, for the imaginary progressive paradise of Omerica that he wants.
No, don’t retreat from the cruel world; no, don’t take the thanklessness of so many as a true assessment of your quality and capacity for good; and no, the interior criticism of Frankfurter School Marxists is not true, or based on the real world. Obama doesn’t understand his adoptive country, root, trunk, or branch.
They Have His measure
Ditch the Utopian and his zombie minions. You’ve already seen where three years of this false dream really leads, in spades. If you let it go on for another 5 or six years, then America is truly, deeply, and monumentally screwed… and the world with her. The opportunistic infection that is The Muslim Brotherhood– along with all the other would-be world dictators and rabble-rousers– are watching very closely, and have accurately judged Obama to be a fool, a back-stabber & unreliable ally, a joke with no punchline, a Muslim sympathizer, a bully to allies and an appeaser to enemies, and a massive fail in the course of America political life and geo-political engagement.
Please, America– this is your War For The Future. Vote him out of office, set aside politics as usual, and thereby decide whether the 21st century is going to be a time of renewal, or a walk to the graveyard of history, of failed empires gone the way of dust & ruins and memory. If Soros & the Clintons & Pelosi have wrecked the Democratic party, then recreate it as it should be: liberal, but not utopian and neo-totalitarian.
In the last three centuries, America welcomed families from Holland, Moldova, Scotland, Canada, and elsewhere– my relatives and ancestors. They helped build the United States, and tens of thousands of my distant cousins now live across the nation. My Dad was born there– raised then in Scotland and Canada– and now lives in the Midwest: and there are other immediate relatives in Hawaii, Florida, California, New York, and elsewhere. You’re in my blood, and my blood is in you.
Sincerely, your friend,
The Binks ~
Sir Binks The Polite
~ ITEM: a piece Instapundit linked to: My Newfound Respect For Chivalry
~ MY NAME IS BINKS, and I hold doors for teh wimmins.. kids, old folks, whomever. I like to drive slower than needful in traffic to allow other drivers to get in and out of traffic. I say please and thank you, and don’t refer to people older than me by their first names unless so invited. I open the car-door for Teh She-Binks, and help her with her chair when she sits. I let others take food first. I carry the heavy stuff, and as needed, deal with anything poisonous, sharp, possibly explosive, bacterial or bitey or stingy.
All that feminuts stuff about equalitarianism is ideologically about weakening the bonds between men and women, and families. When you remove the expectation that men should use their strength to protect, defend, and serve women and children, you don’t get everybody helping everybody else, but women being prickly, and men being lazy or uncertain.
Further, the “hooking up is better than marriage-slavery” has not led to any glorious liberation of repressed energy, but to shame, disease, abortion, delayed and broken marriages, suffering and uncertainty for children, a birth-dearth, and– strangely enough– boredom. Turns out that when you break the age-old and safeguarded holy power and reproductive gift of sex between man and wife, you don’t get freedom and joy and liberation.
The civilizing fact is that men will give their all for a wife and kids– and, by extension, the wider family & community– for a little respect and authority in return. Heck– work years and years, lay down lives, it can be quite an offering.
The death of politeness is no new & better age, but a cold, angry, uncaring, splintered society. ~
Random Binky Linkies
Old Rock Stars
~ HWAET! WHAT DO YOU MEAN you don’t have Beowulf socks? What are you? Some kind of weirdo? All the cool kids are getting them! …. (markshea.blog)
~ SOME DAY, I’d love to live in one of these, hermitage-style… (TinyHouse)
This’ll warm you up on a cold winter’s morn
January 26, AD2010
~ ANDREW LAWTON: News via Mark Steyn.. Andrew “is now out of his coma and out of the Victoria Hospital, and, as he says, there was no brain damage, so he’s still a conservative. Thank you for all your good wishes. He emerged from the coma to a room full of cards from around the world.” …. (fivefeetoffury)
Bringing Bad Things To Life
~ ITEM: CRONY CAPITALISM– ‘Is GE betraying its customers and its country?’… How GE Is Arming China to Compete With Boeing — and America
~ ITEM: I SAY SCREW (or, perhaps, UNscrew) GE and their twisty-bulbs of doom.. and their curly-bulb minions trying to ban incandescent!
Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex
~ WELL, GENERAL IKE DID try to warn us.. about the military indistrial complex. It’s hard, though, because so many ‘brand-names’ are associated with our daily life.. who can hate the people who make blenders? Eco-loving light-bulbs?
General Electric is, after all, teh inheritor of Thomas Edison’s utopian/ industrial project. Thing is, the consumer-friendly vision of the GE company is so 60 years ago. Now, GE is more actively immoral than Google or MicroSoft when it comes to undercutting America, aiding & abetting evil.
January 13th, AD2011
~ BINKS COMMANDS IT – Please DONATE to the 2011 Kaffir Kanuck Coffee Club “Buy a Soldier a Coffee” Campaign! Let’s beat the $760.00 raised last time, and show our forces a little love …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
A Message From A Canucki Blogger
~ SAITH a recuperating Andrew Lawton: “Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers. It’s been humbling to see all of your cards and messages and I look forward to getting out of here and seeing you all again!” …. (strictlyright)
Via E-Mail From A Trusted Correspondent
Maybe you heard about the Assises Contre l’islamisation that were held in Paris on December 18, 2010. One of the guest speakers was Tom Trento, director of the Florida Security Council. You can listen to his speech here.
Tom is one of the authors of the Team B 11 Report on Sharia, the threat to America.
Prayers For Our Patron
~ ITEM: THE GYAPONG– “Won’t you join me in lifting up a prayer for Mark, that his health problems will be resolved, that he will feel the peace that passes understanding from the Prince of Peace?”
~ ITEM: Mark Steyn Needs Our Prayers
~ THIS BLOG was named in honour of Mark Steyn, and was prompted by his speech-criminalization over a Maclean’s article by Canadian Islamofascists.
It is then with prayers and best wishes to Mark that we note his latest blog-hiatus, as he says,
“Rather boringly, I have some health issues that demand somewhat more attention than I’ve been able to give them.”
May God richly bless Mark & his family during this time of healing & rest. ~
~ ITEM: Thanksgiving to all
~ ITEM: RIGHTEOUS & GENTLE? JDL Chanukah Party To Support Blazingcatfur
Saint ‘Em Now!
~ ITEM: Christians of the Holy Land appeal for the canonisation of Iraq’s Christian martyrs
~ ITEM: Logan’s Warning: “I Have a Small Request“.. please send along some shekels!
Splenda: Not Splendid?
~ ITEM: Sugar substitutes and the potential danger of Splenda
~ SAITH TEH BINKS– Please DONATE to the Kaffir Kanuck Coffee Club “Buy a Soldier a Coffee” Campaign. KK reports that October ’10 was Binks & Friends Coffee month at their Afstan base, thanks to all your generousity. Keep it coming, everybody! …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
“Binks, the link master of all web elves..” (praise ye the binks)
Binks Gets Shekels
~ SAITH BINKS– Free Binky! The Jew-Loving Jew-Lover Closet Con & her Dad buys FreeMarkSteyn.com. International Jewish conspiracy buys another media outlet. Hurray! ~
“A generous sponsor has stepped up and is gonna take on the whole gantze megilla (Google it).
It’s my amazing Dad! I love you!
Everyone has been getting Free Binky!
Binky started the amazing Free Mark Steyn web site spontaneously, and out of the blue when Mark Steyn started to be pursued by the Leftist Islamist Ayatollah Human Rights Commissions.
Freedom ain’t free.” ~
Out Of The Blue
~ YOU JUST HAVE TO be ready– because this is not a test. It’s life: good, bad, prepared for or not, flying at you like stuff hitting a fan.
The other day, I got an e-mail from a Western Canadian she-blogger who shall remain nameless, except that she’s evil, heartless, hated by all the usual revolting enemies, and loves her widdle smoochy-woochy doggies. About what, you ask?
It turns out that a certain noted blog-scourge & Binks-beleaguerer had called her up, to plead for advice about what to do. He’d written a bash-Canada piece 5 years ago, gone to the U.S., but now found that the interwebs were haunting him with his old views.. and that was online for his possible new employers, too.
After asking blogs to remove their posts, he escalated things, then MAD-blogger got Binks involved, and he told two friends, and they told two friends.. and the web-problem became a 5-alarm headache for said Canadian doctor & border-crosser. He’s not a lawfaring jihadi or anything such, just a guy who didn’t know how to make it right.
Said evil she-blogger said (1) stop pestering, and (2) apologize directly, and (3) do it now.
Making A Sacrifice
In that spirit, I’m proud to say that Binks, Jay Currie, Mitchieville, Walker Morrow, Blazing Catfur, Backseat Blogger, and Right Girl have all offlined their posts.. and the offender even sent along a $500.00 donation to the Blazing Catfur Legal Fund.
We all make mistakes; get into escalating things; perhaps need a fresh start and some kindness and gentlenes s with our mistakes, public or private.
It ain’t over, but it’s better. Like I said: you just neve know what’s coming up– but it’s nice to be pleasantly surprised once in a while. ~
The New Normal: Murderous Muslims, then Silence
~ ITEM: Iraqi Christians Hold Mass Today in Assaulted Church Where 58 Died Last Week; Iraqi Archbishop urges Christians to leave country: “If they stay they will be finished one by one”
~ ITEM: On October 21, Muslims seized a church in Iraq, and kidnapped and slaughtered scores of righteous souls. We are witnessing the same annihilation of Coptic Christians in Egypt by Muslims as well; Terrorists mutilate Iraq’s Christian community with a Church massacre
~ ITEM: Obama’s Department of [In]Justice and Sharia Prosecutes Infidels for “Hate” Speech Crimes; Obama Regrets Distortion of Islam to Justify Violence – Won’t Condemn “Jihad”
~ ITEM: A week after church massacre, Islamic supremacists murder two more Christians in Baghdad
~ COLD-BLOODED MASS-MURDER of Christians during a Catholic mass. By Jihadists. And the apologists blame everybody but the trigger-pullers, bombers, and blood-stained monsters who slaughtered men, women and children– and the two parish priests– during a Sunday service.
“Christians are slaughtered in Iraq, in their homes and churches, and the so-called ‘free’ world is watching in complete indifference, interested only in responding in a way that is politically correct and economically opportune, but in reality is hypocritical,” said Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan after these latest killings.
Yes, these are martyrs, slain lambs like Christ himself, because of Mohammed’s demonic hatred of Jews and Christians. That they are not wearing Roman robes depicted in a nice old picture is perhaps jarring to us.. as is the thought that hundreds of millions of Christians are suffering for that faith around the world.. especially but not only in Muslim lands.
~ THAT EVIL BOOK– ‘Manchurian President’ No. 10 Hardcover Nonfiction on New York Times Best Seller List …. (therealbarackobama)
Binks Hath Declared It!
~ FROM NOW ON, the ‘Gaza Humanitarian Relief Flotilla’ shall be known either as ‘The Fauxtilla’, or else as ‘That Turkish Jihad Terror-Op’.
So let it be written, so let it be done, type thing. ~
Real Vs. Evil Martyrdom
“I killed the great Satan! Allah Akbar!”
“I wanted to see him one last time. There in the morgue in the zinc coffin wrapped in his Episcopal cassock with a simple wooden rosary in his hands. The serene face, despite the violent wounds and painful death, slain like a lamb.”
~ ITEMS: Turkish Catholic Leader Beheaded. World snores.
~ ITEMS: In 2006, amid widespread anger in Islamic countries over the publication in European newspapers of caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, a 16-year-old boy shot dead a Catholic priest, Father Andrea Santoro, as he prayed in his church in the Black Sea city of Trabzon. The boy was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison