Media Lawyers' Assoc.. Conference

Ezra Levant makes opening remarks (refering to CHRC track record):

...That’s not law. That’s corrupt, that’s abusive, that’s un-Canadian.

It’s un-Canadian than not a single person tried under s. 13, in thirty years, has ever been acquitted.

It’s un-Canadian that 91% of the CHRC’s targets are so poor they can’t afford lawyers, and aren’t given one.

It’s un-Canadian that the CHRC goes online, posing as neo-Nazis, spewing racist venom, to entrap people in discussions that they then prosecute.

It’s un-Canadian that the CHRC has no ethics code, and has hacked a private citizen’s e-mail account in one of their neo-Nazi personas – which is why the CHRC is now under both RCMP and Privacy Commission investigation.

Anyone who believes in a spectrum of ideas should be furious with these kangaroo courts. And anyone whose job it is to defend the media should be very worried, too.

I hope Mr. Levant wasn't the only voice of reason.


Real Medicine

Eastern Washington’s largest hospital system, Providence Health Care, has said assisted suicide will not be permitted in its hospitals.

The owners of Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, a branch of Providence Health Care, said, “Providence will not support physician-assisted suicide within its ministries. This position is grounded in our basic values of respect for the sacredness of life, compassionate care of dying and vulnerable persons, and respect for the integrity of medical, nursing, and allied health professions. We do not believe health care providers should ever be put in a position of aiding a patient in taking his or her own life.”

The statement follows the deeply controversial passage of the ballot measure, I-1000, which on November 4th legalized assisted suicide in Washington State.

Author and bioethicist Wesley Smith commented on Providence’s resolve: “This is important. Medical professionals must resist turning killing … into a medical treatment.”

“None can be forced (yet) to participate,” he says, adding, “Of course, eventually the ideologues will try and force people to participate or be complicit in the killing.”...


Hurricane Vacation

UPDATE: All's well. Little Cayman and The Brac received force 4...we're waiting for details...but we are unscathed. For a small Island with 50% expats, we generate a lot of prayer. Thus, all the local radio announcers prayed and thanked God. Gov't officials too. I expect that on our National Day of Prayer at the Legislature (Wed.) there will be many prayers of thanks and praise. I hope we never lose this advantage over the 'west'. A natural culture of prayer still exists freely. Thanks to those who prayed with us, and THANKS BE TO GOD.

Cayman Compass
We're busy battening down the hatches. Water gets turned off at 11, Paloma is supposed to come within 2 miles of Grand Cayman at force 2, around midnight. We have already discovered some new leaks. Since its been raining EVERY DAY since at least mid-Sept. our 10,000 gallon cistern is topped off. Plywood up and windows blocked, patio furniture in. Water and propane in 3 day supply. Hoping the power won't be off long enough to thaw the deep freeze. Called the older people in the neighborhood and people we know who flooded out last time, to invite them over for the duration. No takers so far (I guess they have less crowded offers already!)

Having been here for Ivan in 2004, we feel pretty safe. Unlike almost every neighbour, we did not flood with 3 ft. of water. (I guess we're on 'high' ground.) The Island has just finished rebuilding. Hope we don't have to do it again!

Won't be posting again until the storm has passed and power is up.

(Prayers Welcome)

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Ivan



Paloma strengthened to a hurricane with winds near 75 m.p.h. on Thursday as it churned toward the Cayman Islands and Cuba.

Forecasters say the storm is expected to continue strengthening as it moves north over the next day.

A hurricane warning is in effect for the Cayman Islands, where the storm could dump up to 8 inches of rain, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Paloma may make landfall in Cuba over the weekend, and Jamaica was warned to also monitor its progress, the center said.
The Cayman Islands' top elected official, Kurt Tibbetts, urged residents not to wait until the last minute to prepare for the storm.

"History has taught us that we cannot afford complacency during hurricane season, for conditions can rapidly deteriorate," he said.

Grocery stores reported brisk business by noon on Thursday, and some people had started to board up their windows. Officials toured low-lying regions, concerned that the onslaught of recent rains could lead to quicker flooding.

As a tropical storm earlier Thursday, Paloma dumped rain on the remote Nicaragua-Honduras border.

On Thursday evening, Paloma was located about 165 miles south of Grand Cayman and moving north at around 12 m.p.h. A gradual turn to the northeast is expected late Friday.

Well, we still have our plywood up, so I guess we're good to go!

Hands Out For Pay Back

The decades-long love affair between Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood has reached its political fruition. Obama will soon be ensconced in the Oval Office, with all the people who helped put him there lined up outside for goodies. At the head of the line will be Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. What will they ask for?

The three things that they want from a President Obama are more money for their contraception and sterilization programs, an end to any and all restrictions on abortions, and taxpayer funding, including funding for abortion itself.

Judging by what Obama has said over the course of the campaign, he will be happy to grant their wishes...

'Dangerously Gullible Naivete'

IOWAHAWKhas his own, unique perspective on the election results:

....Less than fifty years ago, African-Americans were barred from public universities, restaurants, and even drinking fountains in many parts of the country. On Tuesday we came together and transcended that shameful legacy, electing an African-American to the country's top job -- which, in fact, appears to be his first actual job. Certainly, it doesn't mean that racism has disappeared in America, but it is an undeniable mark of progress that a majority of voters no longer consider skin color nor a dangerously gullible naivete as a barrier to the presidency....

Warning For Canadian Conservatives

A dangerous crack is spreading
across the Conservative Party windshield

By Link Byfield

Now that the federal election is over, there's something that "economic
conservatives" should consider. The five-year-old coalition that won them a
strengthened minority last month is already starting to crumble.

They seem unaware that many "social conservatives" are beginning to
heartily detest the Conservative Party of Canada. It's not just that the
party ignores them. It actually now opposes them.

In the lead-up to the election, Harper first scuttled Ken Epp's innocuous
fetal-protection bill after years of difficult toil, and then - even worse
- solemnly vowed to suppress pro-life activity in the new Parliament. These
were a harder slap in the face than anything social conservatives suffered
from Jean Chretien.

So an exodus of social conservatives has begun, and if Harper does nothing
to end it soon, a large chunk of his base will inevitably disappear. Some
will return to the Liberals, a few will go into exile with the Christian
Heritage Party, but most will probably just stop voting.

Social conservatives have been double-crossed before, first by the Liberals
and then by the (pre-Harper) Progressive Conservatives. Both parties
courted social conservative votes, only then to oppose their proposals,
however modest.

It's easy to drive the social conservatives out if that's the strategy. But
who do the economic conservatives imagine will replace them?

In my view, this is a strategic mistake for the Conservative Party, just as
it was for the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives.

Social conservatives are easy to ignore, but they comprise 10% to 20% of
the electorate. Contrary to their media image, they are quiet. They pray
quietly, work quietly, and quietly give more generously to charity than any
other group. They quietly take their kids to church on Sunday instead of
jogging or sleeping in. And they quietly but seriously disagree with
abortion, gay marriage and the whole ideology of moral progress.

It's impossible, really, to plot social conservatives on the right-to-left
political scale we have all been taught by the progressive left to use. The
scale doesn't work.

In reality, there three distinct sides in politics, not two. Take this
simple test:

Which of the following statements is true?
A. The state can serve people best by staying out of their way.
B. The state must ensure that nobody gets left behind.
C. The laws of the state should reflect the laws of God.

These are distilled principles, and when we see them standing there,
isolated and naked, we feel a strong urge to modify them - blend and
balance them - knit them together. And so we should. All the same, they are
the opposing corners of a triangle within which we all live and move.

In Corner A of the triangle we find economic conservatives and
libertarians. Stephen Harper is firmly among them. The most extreme among
them are nonreligious or anti-religious. They believe government's main job
(or only job) is to defend private property, national borders and open

Corner B belongs to the progressive liberals and socialists - everyone from
Joe Clark to Pierre Trudeau to Jack Layton. They can be moral progressives
or economic progressives or both. They believe the role of the state is to
care for individuals and shape society.

Milling around in Corner C, unhappy and defensive, are all us pro-family,
pro-church social conservatives. We believe that the task of the state is
to dispense justice, denounce vice, and encourage virtue among free
citizens. We believe God's rules don't change: abortion is homicide and gay
marriage is a fraud.

Nobody (at least nobody sane) occupies the extreme corners of the triangle.
Most of us, whichever corner we favour, situate ourselves somewhere closer
to the middle - which, given the shape of triangles, draws us closer to
positions we don't like but must tolerate.

Politicians learn very soon they can't win a majority from their own
preferred corner, so they have to make friends in one of the others, even
though they don't really agree with it. It's a discipline of the trade.

The other thing they learn, sometimes painfully, is that it's impossible to
find or occupy the exact centre of the triangle; they end up rejected by
all. This attempt to be all things to all men was the fatal flaw of
"progressive conservatism."

Now if, like Harper, your basic bottom line is "smaller government," you
have to decide whether you will get more agreement from the big-state
progressives grouped around Paul Martin, Bob Rae, Greenpeace, Planned
Parenthood and a thousand professional consultants and government-funded
cause-pleaders, or from the religious conservatives who belong to organized
faiths and underfunded pro-life groups.

The more you compromise with one side, the more you will alienate the

Some will say, "Yes, I'm an economic conservative, but socially I'm
progressive." Uh-huh. But so were John Turner, Brian Mulroney, Jean
Chretien and Paul Martin, and somehow government hasn't shrunk.
Progressivism in any form swells the state.

If you really do want "limited government" you are in fact closer - much
closer - to the social conservatives. They have learned to distrust the
state as much as you have, but for quite different reasons - reasons having
a lot to do with the will of God as they perceive it, and not much to do
with taxes. Jesus said it's good to pay taxes.

Harper prominently espoused an alliance of the two conservative camps five
years ago, to bring the social conservatives back in after the Progressive
Conservatives drove them out. It worked.

Well, let's be clear. Most Canadians do not see "lower taxes" as their main
political object. So before the party trashes the union that returned it to
power, economic conservatives should carefully assess whether they will get
"limited government" more easily from the social conservatives than from
the "unlimited government" progressives.

Do they really want a "Conservative Party," or the "Progressive Liberal
Conservative Socialist Party"? Because they're they're headed for the
second one.

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Who Was Paid Off?

More on the HPV Scam that is endangering the health and fertility of our young girls (as young as 8) across the (STUPID) West:

For several years the pharmaceutical firm has made aggressive efforts to market the Gardasil human papilloma virus vaccine as a prevention for cervical cancer. The governor of the state of Texas made the administration of this vaccine to young girls mandatory.

What is the truth about this vaccine?

Natural News reporter Mike Adams has uncovered some interesting facts about this vaccine. The FDA has been aware since 2003 that Human Papillloma Virus [1] does not cause cervical cancer. The Gardasil vaccine is unable to eradicate HPV virus from women who have been exposed to HPV(nearly all sexually active women). This makes vaccinating all young women in Texas against HPV virus a very questionable decision....

To say the very least!!!

Where We're Headed...

Independent UK:
Internet "black boxes" will be used to collect every email and web visit in the UK under the Government's plans for a giant "big brother" database, The Independent has learnt.

Home Office officials have told senior figures from the internet and telecommunications industries that the "black box" technology could automatically retain and store raw data from the web before transferring it to a giant central database controlled by the Government.

Plans to create a database holding information about every phone call, email and internet visit made in the UK have provoked a huge public outcry. Richard Thomas, the Information Commissioner, described it as "step too far" and the Government's own terrorism watchdog said that as a "raw idea" it was "awful".

Nevertheless, ministers have said they are committed to consulting on the new Communications Data Bill early in the new year. News that the Government is already preparing the ground by trying to allay the concerns of the internet industry is bound to raise suspicions about ministers' true intentions. Further details of the database emerged on Monday at a meeting of internet service providers (ISPs) in London where representatives from BT, AOL Europe, O2 and BSkyB were given a PowerPoint presentation of the issues and the technology surrounding the Government's Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP), the name given by the Home Office to the database proposal.

Whitehall experts working on the IMP unit told the meeting the security and intelligence agencies wanted to use the stored data to help fight serious crime and terrorism, and said the technology would allow them to create greater "capacity" to monitor all communication traffic on the internet. The "black boxes" are an attractive option for the internet industry because they would be secure and not require any direct input from the ISPs.

(Do they open the 'snail mail' too?)


"Life Will Not Go On"

Jill Stanek at WorldNetDaily:

....For 35 years, the pro-life movement has been doing its best. We educate. We help mothers in crisis pregnancies. We stand along streets with our signs. We try to elect solid pro-life public officials and defeat dastardly pro-aborts. We introduce pro-life legislation and thwart anti-life bills. We go so far as to stand on sidewalks by abortion mill doors begging mothers to reconsider in a last-ditch effort.

But the pro-life movement is hobbled. We can get up after being knocked down as we were Tuesday, and we can walk, but we do so with a limp. We have been able to accomplish some things but never as they should be. On our own we'll never be vigorous, muscular, vibrant.

The collective Christian church in America must wake up and finally take responsibility for abortion. That's what Election Day 2008 showed.

The pro-life movement was actually born of necessity by a void in church teaching, and now the church is almost completely reliant on our para-church organizations and the government to handle the gravest human atrocity in all of history.

Find another genocide or catastrophe or war or famine or plague to match 1 billion people systematically killed in just a 20 year span, the number who have been murdered by abortion worldwide just in the past two decades according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, research arm of Planned Parenthood.

The church must stop abdicating responsibility to stop abortion to the pro-life movement and politicians. God's people are commissioned.

But since we are uneducated and compromised on the issue of sexual relations and abortion ourselves, it's no wonder our culture is uneducated and compromised.

It is your responsibility, pastor and church leaders, to teach your people that abortion is abominable, and before that to teach chaste living. And before that, at the risk of making my Protestant friends flip, to teach that the contraceptive/sterilization mentality, which considers children bad, not blessings, is also a component of the sexual demise of our country....


"Small, bitter people saying foolish things"

Michelle Malkin on 'beyond the Palin' remarks by anonymous McCain (ex?)staffers:

....Sarah Palin worked her heart out. She energized tens of thousands to come out who would have otherwise stayed home. She touched countless families. I didn’t agree with everything she said on the campaign trail. But two fundamental conservative stands she took mattered greatly to me: She vigorously defended the Second Amendment and the sanctity of life more eloquently in practice than any of the educated conservative aristocracy.

And she did it all with a tirelessness and infectious optimism that defied the shameless, bottomless attempts by elites in both parties to bring her and her family down.

Shame on the smearers who don’t have the balls to show their faces...

(h/t prowoman prolife)

I can't even imagine how bad McCain's results would have been without Sarah Palin's energy and 'people power'. He didn't even wake up until 2 weeks ago!


Is in our Catholic Youth, who have produced this journal of Canadian Catholic Culture. With the arrival of their Fall Issue, "The Alexandrian" has completed their first successful year, and are calling for submissions for their Winter issue .

More Catholic Response

American Catholic has the latest diplomatic response from USCCB, the Pope, and (less diplomatic) a prof. of moral theology in Rome:
...Our Catholic tradition has always recognized the possibility of “invincible ignorance,” whereby a person does something wrong while sincerely and perhaps blamelessly believing it to be right. I doubt many Americans voted for Obama thinking they were doing something wrong.

On the other hand, this doesn’t mean that we aren’t morally responsible for this choice. Some people may have allowed more superficial concerns triumph over more weighty moral issues in determining which way they would vote. All who voted for Obama will in some way share in the responsibility for his actions as president, at least as far as they were foreseeable. As far as life issues, marriage, and school choice go (to take three key moral issues), we already know where Obama stands and what he intends to do. Personally, I wouldn’t want that on my conscience....

Catholic Presence

That's our girl, showing her 'bi-partisan' spirit! I'm guessing that Pelosi won't actually fit in too well with Obama's chosen image (the 'chosen' image), and they'll have to get someone less , um, like a pitbull with lipstick. Its hard to see her usefulness in a Democrat gov't. And no, she doesn't lend any credible Catholic presence at all. Even less than the smattering of Kennedy's, or Joe Biden.

Canada has been plagued for decades with the same pseudo-Catholic presence, and we're already where Obama wants to be .... unrestricted abortion in a socialist state. America, the default Canada. How sad.

I listened to Martin Luther King the lll on Fox this morning. They missed a great opportunity to ask him what his father would have thought of Obama's push for unrestricted abortion as the solution to the 'poverty problem'. King said that both candidates had mentioned the 'middle class', but that his father's primary concern had been the poor. He also said that while he realized that a black president was a big deal for some, he had had confidence that it was already possible. Before Obama. He did not endorse Obama's presidency directly, although he was being interviewed as if that was a 'given'. (These morning guys!) Too bad they didn't have him there with his cousin Alveda King, who has been very outspoken about King Jr.'s strong 'prolife' values, and has been campaigning tirelessly to end the genocide of blacks in America through abortion.
(see Obama Is Not King)

Living Diary of a President

New website Politico 44, promises to be helpful and interesting as it tracks Obama's presidency DAY by DAY! Lots of rumours today about staff possibilities....


Here Comes The Change


Fidel Castro, Cuba's semi-retired communist dictator, has issued a statement praising Barack Obama and denouncing John McCain, while claiming to be "neutral" on the elections....Luis Lula, Brazil's socialist President and friend of Castro, has also praised Obama in the days leading to the election, saying that his election would be a "subject of joy in the silent mind of each one of us."

It would be an "extraordinary moment" in which the "left wing has power in so many countries," he said, apparently referring to the socialist governments in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay. "Hopefully, this will also occur in the greatest economy in the world!" he added.

Similar statements have been made in recent days by socialist presidents Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Rafael Correa of Ecuador, and Evo Morales of Bolivia, all of whom are strong supporters of the Cuban revolution.

"Obama Is MY President"

Scott Ott:
After George W. Bush defeated Al Gore, and later John Kerry, for the presidency, countless Democrat-owned cars bore bumper stickers with clever phrases like 'Not My President' or 'Don't Blame Me I Voted for Kerry'.

As a conservative evangelical Christian who voted for McCain-Palin, and for every other Republican on the ballot yesterday, let me say for the record: Barack Obama is my president.

I stayed up past midnight to watch his victory speech. I wept (a little less than Jesse Jackson) because the moment stirred me with gratitude for how God has thus far corrected America's most crippling birth defect -- racist discrimination.

I take my president-elect at his word when he says to those who didn't vote for him: "I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your president too."

Mr. President, the best thing you can do for us is to lead a new generation to live out the American dream as you have. In other words, President Obama, I pray that your example will serve to create a wave of citizens whose lives follow your own storyline.

This would produce an America comprised of people who...

* can choose where to school their children (as your Mom chose private school for you),
* work hard to achieve their goals,
* dedicate themselves to lifelong learning,
* marry persons of the opposite sex and remain faithful to them,
* bear living children and bring them up in a two-parent home,
* take advantage of free markets and their own skills to earn money,
* negotiate their own compensation,
* manage that money responsibly,
* demonstrate a willingness to serve our nation.

Mr. President, while your official policy statements envision a nation very different from the one that produced your extraordinary success story, I know that you're still relatively new to civic life and you seem willing to learn. You strike me as a quick study, who can really make a difference when he sets his mind to it.

Leaders tend to attract people who are like them, and to inspire people to emulate them. Sometimes it's hard to recognize the factors that have shaped our own existence. Take a moment to consider how your life exemplifies the principles that have made this nation great.

What we need now is not policies to implement your stated ideology. We need for you to recognize the true power behind your own inspiring story.

Chesterton Sets The Tone For Catholic Response

At Pro Ecclesia Jay Anderson reminds us of our Hope and Help with an excerpt from G.K, and suggests an appropriate response to the election results:

(1) Pray for President-elect Obama....

(2) Hold those Catholic proponents of President-elect Obama accountable for his record....

(3) Never stop fighting for a culture of life....

(4) Above all, have joy even when there seems to be no cause for such; have faith even when there seems to be no hope.


Marriage Wins, Life Loses

Voters in South Dakota and California rejected proposals that would have limited abortions, but all propositions aimed at declaring marriage as between one man and one woman passed, even in California, where an unprecedented amount of money was spent by homosexual advocates to oppose the pro-marriage Proposition 8....

Anti-Life 5 for 5

Jill Stanek:

CA: Proposition 4, Abortion Waiting Period and Parental Notification Initiative, aka Sarah's Law; lost in 2005 and 2006; Los Angeles Times reported November 1 was winning slightly 45% to 43%; CBS News reported November 3 was losing 46% to 40% with 7% undecided.

RESULT: FAILED (52.7% to 47.3% with 88.8% of votes counted)

CO: Amendment 48, Colorado Equal Rights Amendment, defines personhood as beginning at conception; Denver Post reported November 1 it was losing by a wide margin, "Nearly 2/3... of voters... against.... 25% supported... and 12%... undecided."

RESULT: FAILED (72% to 27%, with 86% of votes counted)

MI: Proposition 2, Stem Cell Initiative, would allow experimentation of abandoned embryos from fertility clinics; Detroit Free Press and WDIV-TV reported November 2 was winning 51% to 40%.

RESULT: APPROVED (52% to 48%, with 87% of votes counted)

SD: Initiated Measure 11, Abortion Ban Initiative, would make abortions illegal except tightly written allowances; Argus Leader reported October 26 voters were evenly split 44% to 44% with 12% undecided.

RESULT: FAILED (55% to 45% latest count with 80% of votes counted)

WA: Initiative 1000, Death with Dignity, would allow physician assisted suicide; winning handily according to all polls.

RESULT: APPROVED (58% to 42% with 48% of votes counted)

'America Is Not A Mistake'

Fr. Pavone responds to the election results:
Americans have made a grave mistake in electing Barack Obama to the presidency. Yet America herself remains great and is not a mistake, which is why so many of her citizens will continue, with even greater energy and determination, to defend her founding principles....

The man elected to the Presidency said during the campaign that he does not know when a human being starts to have human rights. How can one govern from that starting point of ignorance? Governing is about protecting human rights; to do it successfully, you have to know where they come from, and when they begin.

The President-elect has already failed that test miserably.

The American people do not share Barack Obama's extreme and offensive views on abortion. They never have and they never will. The coming 4 years will see a widening gap between the people and their President on this fundamental issue. As Americans come to know how extreme his position is, the intensity of the struggle to protect these children will only increase.

The pro-life movement has made significant gains in the courts and in the law in these last 8 years. For the next 4, the movement will work to prevent the erosion of that progress.

It would be a serious mistake for people to think that this election means the pro-life movement has no political power. All politics is local. Political power is about people. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was once told that given the political realities, civil rights legislation would be impossible to pass. "We'll just have to see about that," he replied. And the civil rights movement was born, stirring the hearts of the people to lead the nation to the victory of justice.

So it is with our movement. The vast majority of Americans are pro-life. They will fight abortion on the local level, opening pregnancy centers and closing abortion mills, activating their Churches and educating their children, proclaiming the message in the media and demonstrating in the streets. The pro-life movement is winning this battle in the hearts and minds of the American people, as opinion polls show and as the shrinking number of abortion mills and abortion providers prove.

Political races are always a swinging of the pendulum. As soon as you win, you begin to lose, and as soon as you lose, you begin the ascent again to winning. In the next 2 election cycles (2010 and 2012) the pro-life movement will make up for political ground lost in this one.

It is all right to be disappointed at the end of an election season, but one must never walk away. Amidst disappointment is abiding hope in America, where everything remains possible, and where a new chapter of the pro-life movement has just begun. The efforts that were made, and the sacrifices endured in this election season made a difference, and we will build on that difference to see another day when the work and the ballots of pro-life people will dismantle the Culture of Death. We will keep marching toward that pro-life America we seek, and won't stop until we get there.

Gov't Sponsored Slavery

Kathy Shaidle:

"With the election of Barack Hussein Obama, America can finally be said to have thrown off the evil legacy of slavery -- the nation's so-called "original sin."

The bad news is: America has embraced a new form of slavery.

Not only doesn't it know this, it just doesn't seem to care...."

Every Which Way

Seems like the Democrats won . President, House , Senate, popular vote.

In the midst of all the cheering and sobbing, don't forget ...

PRAY FOR THE CONVERSION OF BARACK OBAMA, and for the safety of unborn babies.


AHRC Staffer Andreachuk 'Anti-Christian Bigot'

Ezra Levant exposes infamous Alberta HRC staffer, Lori Andreachuk as blatant anti-Christian bigot:
...So what did Comrade Andreachuk say?

"…while the content and tone of the communications appear on the face of them to be discriminatory, there is very little vulnerability of the target group. The expressions used do not reinforce existing stereotypes, nor do the messages appeal to well-publicized issues. More importantly, however, the medium used to convey the message is extremely suspect, lacks credibility and has a small circulation. The context of the publication is not presented as a debate or any purportedly authoritative analysis and the target group is not vulnerable as, in order for the group to receive the message, the purchase of these would be by an extremely limited audience and only an audience seeking to receive messages such as those conveyed.

…there is very little likelihood of a representation to expose a person or class of persons to hatred or contempt in the context of this particular medium which is unlikely to be taken seriously or credibly by the target group.

…The vulnerability of the target group would be extremely limited, if at all and the audience, including the exposed, would be limited in nature and would only come into possession of these particular CD’s in an overt act of volition on their own behalf."

Got it?

So it doesn't matter if Christians are exposed to hate -- they're not vulnerable. So says Comrade Andreachuk. By definition, she writes, a Christian cannot be the victim of hate speech.

Oh, and if she's wrong? Not to worry -- the CDs were not credible. They weren't authoritative. They weren't popular. And you actually had to open up the CD case to get to them -- they weren't forced on anybody.

Hang on: doesn't that describe just about every single hate speech case prosecuted in this country? They're almost always obscure websites on the Internet, with no credibility and with very little traffic -- except for the agents provocateurs of the human rights industry, trolling for new targets.

Doesn't Comrade Andreachuk's ruling -- by definition! -- suggest that a neo-Nazi could never be guilty of spreading hate, because by definition a neo-Nazi is obscure, not credible, and listened to only by those who seek them out?

Comrade Andreachuk's rationale is a smokescreen, of course. It's made up -- just like the rest of the crap that HRCs publish as "rulings". It's not jurisprudence; it's not coherent; it pretends to adhere to precedent, but it clearly doesn't. It's legal mumbo-jumbo to cover up the bald political fact here: Comrade Andreachuk thinks it's fine to call for the murder of Christians. And this same anti-Christian bigot sentenced Rev. Boissoin to a lifetime of silence about his faith...

Nobody can put enough lipstick on that pig!


Chuck Norris For Life

Chuck Norris writes an essay For Life, Against Obama:
“We can't just be concerned about our finances,” he wrote. “We also must be concerned about America's future and those who will occupy it. Our posterity matters. Their rights matter. And that includes their ‘unalienable Rights,’ with which they have been ‘endowed by their Creator,’ and among them are the quintessential rights: ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’.”

Denying that abortion is about a woman’s “right to choose,” Norris insisted abortion is instead about a “more fundamental” right to life, adding that such a right is identified in the Declaration of Independence and in the U.S. Constitution.

“It is a violation of government's primary purpose: to protect innocent life,” he continued.

The action star then cited Thomas Jefferson, who in 1809 wrote: “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

Norris argued that Jefferson’s belief should still stand today, adding that “our next president needs to uphold those same concerns, not say that such arenas are ‘above his paygrade’.”

Norris attacked Obama’s stand on abortion, claiming the Democratic presidential candidate has “the most liberal views and voting record on abortion of any president in American history.”

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UPDATE :Marriage Wins

American Catholic:
Readers in California, please don’t forget that as you attempt to choose a pro-Life candidate for President of the US you are also being called to defend marriage by voting Yes on Proposition 8,. Whether they are beloved friends, co-workers or relatives, we probably all know gays and lesbians that we love and care deeply about; many of them may be in long-term loving relationships. But let’s not fool ourselves, a “marriage” between two people of the same sex is not a marriage in Christ. It is not love in the way Christ called us to love one another and the more we head down this path of destroying the institution of marriage, the further we move down the road to our own destruction as a society.

For proof you need only look at the dying populations of many European nations that have allowed gay “marriage”.There is no doubt you will be persecuted and maligned for your views and actually following you faith, but remember, this is the Truth of Christ and he was persecuted for us.

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property "10 Reasons"

Dead Canadians

There have been 84,374 babies aborted in Canada so far this year.

Stephen Harper doesn't care. Its not his 'area of interest'.

"Father Elijah" Redux

From Michael O'Brien, author of "Father Elijah"

Dear Friends,

From just north of the border, we Canadians, like other people throughout
the world, are observing and praying for the coming federal election in the
United States of America. I would prefer to keep private my counsel about
political choices, because it is not my country. However, I am receiving
letters from American subscribers and visitors to my studio website asking
me some rather surprising questions about Barack Obama, related to one of my

During the past year I have read a number of his pronouncements, and saw the
smoke and mirrors beneath the rhetoric, but couldn't understand why everyone
south of the border (the other south of the border, the 49th parallel) was
getting so excited about him, both pro and con. Then a few weeks ago a
German friend called me immediately after Obama's speech in Berlin, to say
that the presidential candidate had mesmerized the crowds, and that a
commentator on German television had said: "We have just heard the next
President of the United States...and the future President of the World." My
friend felt that Obama bore an uncanny resemblance to the fictional
character of the President in my novel *Father Elijah*. I have received
several other letters saying the same thing and asking what I thought about

From my own reading of Obama's declarations and stated positions, I knew he
was an ultra-liberal, a social revolutionary with visionary pretensions. But
the Antichrist? No, not possible, I thought. I felt that he was too shallow
a man to be the Son of Perdition, the Man of Sin, the Beast of the Book of
Revelation. And I still think so. Obama is a crowd-pleaser with just the
right ethos of idealistic crusader. That the crusade and the banners under
which it marches are evil does not automatically prove that he is the

But now that I have seen the video of the Berlin speech I think there is
more here than meets the eye. He is indeed a powerful manipulator of crowds,
even as he appears ever so humble and wholesomely charming. I doubt that he
is the long-prophesied ruler of the world, but I also believe that he is a
carrier of a deadly moral virus, indeed a kind of anti-apostle spreading
concepts and agendas that are not only anti-Christ but anti-human as well.
In this sense he is of the spirit of Antichrist (perhaps without knowing
it), and probably is one of several key figures in the world who (knowingly
or unknowingly) will be instrumental in ushering in the time of great trial
for the Church under its last and worst persecution, amidst the numerous
other tribulations prophesied in the books of Daniel and Revelation, and
letters of St Paul, St. John, and St. Peter.

Of course the mystique that has grown up around him is endlessly reinforced
by the liberal media, which presents him to us as a high-minded humanist, a
kind of secular messiah (see the *Catechism of the Catholic Church*, n.
675). Yet when all the rhetoric is boiled down to its substance, the man is
advocating unlimited state-sanctioned murder, and compounds it by indulging
in habitual falsehood. He is well accustomed to playing loose with the truth
whenever it is expedient for him to do so; or else he is the victim of the
largest memory lapses in recorded history; or perhaps he is just not careful
about how he expresses things—a blurring or selectivity regarding facts for
the purpose of aggrandizing his public image. There is a controversy
currently raging in the (admittedly unreliable) forum of the internet,
prompted by an African-American talk show host in Los Angeles who listed 39
significant details that Barack Obama claimed were facts about himself, but
on fu! rther investigation were proved to be simply untrue. There has been
some wild-fire debunking of the debunking, and then more counter-debunking,
but it remains obvious that forthrightness and clarity are not major
concerns in the Obama camp.

What are we to make of a man who has appeared out of semi-obscurity and
become, nearly overnight, so very much an idol of the popular imagination?
That he intends to become the most effective advocate of murder of the
unborn ever seen in America should give us pause. Murder and lies are as old
as the lands east of Eden, of course, but when they are charmingly packaged,
proposed as reasonable and just policies (with a smile, a resonant voice,
and an appealing flash of the eyes), one begins to wonder just what is afoot
in the modern age. It brings to mind a passage from the first Act of
Shakespeare's *Hamlet*:

"That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain..."

The line is from a scene where prince Hamlet has just encountered the ghost
of his father, who informs his son that he was poisoned by his own brother
Claudius (the "smiling, damned villain"), who after murdering him, seized
the king's crown and his queen.

Barack Obama is an image-maker, creating his own myth as he goes along. This
would be a sad defect in any human being, but it takes on ominous
proportions in a person who may become, after November 4th, one of the most
powerful figures in the world. How is it possible that such a tragic turn of
events may come about, if indeed a majority of Americans choose to believe
the smile and the myth? Why is it that so many people have come to believe
that a mirage is reality, even destiny? Do pro-Obama voters hanker for a
world figure who would heal old divisions between races and religions, thus
heralding a new age for mankind? During this time of near intolerable
tensions, does he appear to be the one who can reconcile Islam and
Christianity, Africa and America, occident and orient, black and white, rich
and poor? Do they see his racial origins as a symbolic victory over the
history of racial oppression? Do they see in him the good-hearted
"under-dog", the gutsy street fi! ghter who agitates for the rights of the
"little guy," whose meteoric rise to a position of maximum influence
represents themselves enthroned at last in the high seat of power? Is this
why they ignore his every grave fault and hungrily consume his vague
idealist platitudes as if these were a kind of new gospel for the third
millennium? Our hero. Our visionary. Our Great Friend and spokesman in the
forum of the world?

Clearly, contemporary man needs heroes. But why not choose a genuine one,
why not look a little deeper and work a little harder to find a man of
courage *and *principle, and if it helps in the historical healing process,
why not a very different kind of black man, say a person like Alan Keyes, a
scholar, former ambassador, experienced in different levels of government,
and (it might be added) an African-American married to a woman from India.
Moreover, he is a devout Catholic who believes in moral absolutes and has
amply proved that he will stand firm to defend them regardless of the cost
to his own career. He knows that kings and presidents cannot usurp the
natural law, the moral order of the universe, without bringing down judgment
upon their nations. But it need not be Keyes. It might be any number of
other men and women of clear thought and clear principle. Surely there are
"Ten Just Men" still out there somewhere in America. So why Obama? And why
does he ! rise and rise as his mouth smiles and smiles, exuding sincerity as
he speaks lies and death?

And why, most horribly, most shamefully, are so many Christians of malformed
or unformed conscience supporting him? Is it because they have never been
clearly instructed in the truth, never understood the foundation upon which
the moral cosmos is built? Is morality for them merely another system of
abstract "values" in a crowded playing field of such systems, from which one
may pick and choose? In the case of Catholics, for example, have they been
blinded by a diet of theological nuances and deadly little loopholes offered
to them by the committees of national episcopal conferences — committees
that have absolutely no authority over Catholics, yet which are widely
revered as a kind of alternative Magisterium? Have they been deadened by a
habitual dismissing or dissembling of the solid teaching given to them by
the universal Church under Peter? Have they grown accustomed to listening to
opinion shapers who tell them that certain excellent apostolic Bishops in !
America who teach the truth without compromise are merely hidebound
reactionaries, moralistic extremists, contemporary manifestations of those
old boogymen who still haunt the American psyche — the Chillingworths and
Dimmesdales and the judges in *The Scarlet Letter*? And so it goes, this
over-reaction to Puritanism played out over centuries, an over-reaction that
breeds tragedies a thousand times worse than Salem's. Lies compounding on
lies, and it all floats on an ocean of spilled innocent blood. And who can
gaze at that ocean (or be splashed by it) without coming to a radical
choice: One either turns away into a deeper state of denial, or one turns
heart and mind toward the splendor of Truth, and changes one's life

Is this why many of our Catholic people have become impulse-driven
impressionists? Of course, the blindness is not due to the failure of
pastors alone. The Ministry of Disinformation (by which I mean most modern
media) has played a major role. There is also the erosion of truth in the
education systems, combined with the gradual confusion and weakening of
conscience through our addiction to the "soma" drugs supplied by the
entertainment industry. Other factors may be the war in Iraq, or Republican
economics, or the Bush administration, or the structure of Capitalism
itself, or any number of prudential questions in the sociopolitical order,
all of which are presently tangled nests of moral dilemma. But why do they
not see that these questions are secondary to the fundamental issue of life
itself? Why would they replace one reigning oligarchy with another kind of
oligarchy — moreover, one that would kill vast numbers of its own citizens?

"I call on heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before
you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life, then, so that you and
your descendants may live...." (Deuteronomy 30:19)

May God bless and guide you,
in Jesus our Saviour,

with prayers and fasting,

Michael O'Brien

PS: For those interested in a concise examination of the moral parameters of
voting in the forthcoming election, I urge you to read an excellent article
by Dr. Mark Miravalle, professor of Theology at Franciscan University,


100% Abortion Support From Obama Affects Black Babies Most

Apparantly so.

A Steyn In Time...

If you are still undecided, one more stab at the potatoe with Mark Steyn's latest at the Washington Times:

..."I am no longer interested in three dimensions. I would even like to become a resident of the two-dimensional world," explained Taichi Takashita. "Therefore, at the very least, would it be possible to legally authorize marriage with a two-dimensional character?"

Get back to me on that tomorrow night. We'll know by then whether an entire constitutional republic has decided to contract marriage with a two-dimensional character and to attempt to take up residence in the two-dimensional world.

For many of his supporters, Barack Obama is an idea. He offers "hope, not fear." "Hope" of what? "Hope" of "change." OK, but "change" to what? Ah, well, there you go again, getting all hung up on three-dimensional reality, when we've moved way beyond that...

CHRC After MP For Talking To Constituents

CHRC is at it again.

Fabricate a 'case' to justify oppressing speech. And thought. And colour! Use otherwise useless pseudo research and 'analysis' to back up decisions. Publicize 'rationale' in public media. Pay for everything with tax dollars. Prime Minister remains asleep.

Yep. Canada. Cold enough to freeze brains and guts.

What Tomorrow Brings

A Round Up of Predictions

Obama's Fleet Ready To Go

Topic 'A' (abortion)

Ah yes...


Day 40


Let us keep our eyes fixed on the New Jerusalem, where death will be no more.


He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!"

--Revelation 21:4-5


Every activity we undertake in defense of the sanctity of life is prophetic, inasmuch as it points to the day when "death will be no more." Every victory we have when an act of abortion is prevented is prophetic of that day when death itself will be definitively conquered. Every triumph of grace in this world, whereby someone is brought to see the value of life and given the strength to welcome it, is a breaking into our history of that definitive future in which the old order of things will have passed, and all things will be made new.

As pro-life warriors, we must keep our eyes fixed on heaven, and our hearts secure in the hope that the day is coming when all evil will be conquered. It is the future that shapes the present; it is victory that informs the battle; it is the destination that determines the journey.

Daily, we are called to reflect on heaven. When we weep, we are to think of the day when every tear will be wiped away. When we face the destructive power of death, we are to think of the day when death is swallowed up in victory. When we labor against abortion, we are to think of the day when we will have the rest and peace of the final triumph of life. Heaven is as real as earth, and its joys will be as real as our present sorrows.


Father, you are the God of hope. Your word fills us with the vision of the world to come, when every tear will be wiped away, and death will be no more. Father, how we need that hope, how we are strengthened by that vision! Keep our hearts focused on heaven, and diligent in the labors of earth. As we struggle against the culture of death, root our souls in the assurance of victory. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life and President, National Pro-life Religious Council

40 Days For Life