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Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Links n' Stuff

I am not a Catholic but I must say, why would the Catholic church want a priest who obviously has no respect for the church she wants to be a part of? It seems no church is exempt from in-your-face feminist activism. (CathCon)

Don't you just hate when all of the alarmists and extremists who warned of terrible evils and oppressions ahead turn out to be right? (SoCon)

I guess I could just reprint my above remark for this one too. So what if the pharmacist is a woman who decides that she doesn't want to use her body to pass out abortion pills? Don't we have a bit of a conflict of rights here even by their definition? (Wintery Knight)

Yes babies do interfere with a woman's freedom but last time I checked so did taxes, parenting, jobs, education, and criminal laws. Anyone want to scrap those? (Eternity Matters)

Ouuuuuch... Scroll to May 15. (Generations)

The CJC is "perplexed". The bloggers are not. Doesn't anyone in the CJC even read Ezra Levant? (national Post)

My dear sir when we do try they call us terrorists and filthy, repressive, bigots. How are we ever supposed to match that? And they want hate speech laws! Only for use against us of course. (NRO)

Why we need more documentaries. (Warren)

"one source that is full of misinformation," Wow, even Steyn and Levant and Blazing Cat Fur seldom dare to go as far as calling the CHRC records "full of misinformation". What does Yes Minister say politicians are to bureaucrats, their "lords and masters"? Even Humphrey faked it better than Lynch. (Levant, yes he's back)

"Only when describing aberrant social behavior do Times writers even recognize what normality is, much less speak of it admiringly." (Coulter)

Every day in every way, you are a victim. So go work like a slave in construction crews and minimum wage jobs to show how liberated you are. Then treat other women like dirt if they don't agree with you. How charming. (EagleForum)

Funny how some people like to call my debates fights too... However I must say that I am always right, at least until I change my mind. For those who are discouraged by all the fire and fury that doesn't even seem to dent our opponent's armour. (Joyfully At Home)

Why comparative statistics about crime aren't always, shall we say, particularly meaningful. P.S. Isn't it just possible that intimidation is a career risk when you decide to break into someone else's house? Just wondering, just wondering. (Sowell)

A bunch of good quotes. For example: "The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false. " (Sowell's Favourite Quotes)

I just want to know, the first time a German Jewish family gets torn apart and the parents put in jail for violating a law passed by the Third Reiche, will the media care? (LifeSiteNews)

Related: If you threaten us we will not back down. The Homeschool Alumni are willing to stand up for the right to give their children the same upbringing they received even if it costs them dearly.

I admit I am not a Constitutional scholar but I was sure that there was something in there somewhere about freedom to peacefully assemble... (LifeSiteNews)

Those who have read my RE: Caring for Karine know what I think about women in the military, but I must agree with the commenter who pointed out that unless this is a rape situation, what did the women really expect from that sort of casual relationship? Not that perhaps, but if those men were honourable gentlemen who cared about women's dignity and emotions they wouldn't have been doing what they were doing in the first place.

What some of us bloggers have to be careful about too unfortunately. (Post-Darwinist)

If you panic every time you break a toenail then adoption is probably not for you. Failing that you might not have as much to worry about as fear would suggest. (Voddie Baucham)

I have heard that some people are not very fond of Chesterton. However I am, so you will now have to put up with regular quotes from him until sceptical parties are converted. For example: "I believe what really happens in history is this: the old man is always wrong; and the young people are always wrong about what is wrong with him. The practical form it takes is this: that, while the old man may stand by some stupid custom, the young man always attacks it with some theory that turns out to be equally stupid." - ILN 6-3-22

I am planning to put together a post of Amazing Grace videos. However as that will have to wait until after my next trip to our high-speed library I will post one now to whet your appetite.


  1. I am willing to be converted about Chesterton, but just look at that quote! I don't even know what he's talking about! It's all so abstract!

    Here is one I like that Ravi Zacharias (ugh!) uses:

    You hard-shelled materialists were all balanced on the very edge of belief - of belief in almost anything.
    "The Miracle of Moon Crescent" (1924)

    See, now that one is good because it says materialism makes you believe in crazy things, like eternal universes, unobservable multiverses, or creating functional proteins by sparking gases in a lab.

    That one is useful and true.

  2. Thanks for the link! Great roundup.