The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is giving an Easter sermon at 4 pm Pacific time, and it’s being broadcast live over the web at this page:

Trinity United Church of Christ

We’ll see if their webcasting system can handle the traffic…

Little Green Footballs

As Charles stated “We’ll see if their webcasting system can handle the traffic…”

If I caught the RSS feed on this late…Do watch the rebroadcast, should you choose.


Here’s another thread, since the first one has nearly a thousand comments already, for the Trinity United Church of Christ webcast, supposedly featuring Jeremiah Wright although he hasn’t shown up yet, with a live web feed here: Trinity United Church of Christ.

UPDATE 2 from LGF:

UPDATE at 3/23/08 6:18:27 pm:

Curiously, the good Reverend never did show up.

Gosh, kinda noticed that myself…have been waiting for the Black Racist.

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Network Solutions Suspends Site of Anti-Islam Film

h4rm0ny notes the furor over an anti-Islamic movie due to be released on the Web in the next week. After Pakistan disrupted YouTube worldwide over an interview with right-wing Dutch MP and filmmaker Geert Wilders, Network Solutions, acting as host as well as registrar, has suspended Wilders’s site promoting the 15-minute film “Fitna” (a Koranic term translated as “strife”). The site now displays a notice that it is under investigation for possible violations of NetSol’s acceptable use policy. According to the article the company’s guidelines include “a sweeping prohibition against ‘objectionable material of any kind or nature.'” The article describes the site’s content before NetSol pulled the plug as a single page with the film’s title, an image of the Koran, and the words “Coming Soon.” No one but Wilders has seen the film to date. The Dutch government has distanced itself from the film, fearing Muslim backlash. A million Muslims live in The Netherlands. Wilders’s party, which controls 9 of 150 seats in the Dutch parliament, was elected on an anti-immigration platform.


Way to show backbone, people. The Dutch government, has fought Islam, just not in it’s own country.


NETWORK SOLUTIONS SHUTS DOWN A WEBSITE under Islamist pressure. I’m guessing they wouldn’t respond to complaints from Baptists quite so readily.

UPDATE: Reader Antoinette Aubert emails: “Baptists don’t blow people up for disagreeing with them. Heck Baptists don’t even sue you for disagreeing with them. Thus does multi-culturalism make cowards of us all.” Or encourage violence and litigation.


Guess the religion: “Beat up infidel tourists, says cleric”

0595098500.jpg Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, who was convicted of conspiracy over the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, but was later cleared and released from prison, has some instructions for his young followers in The Religion of Peace.

Bashir, the co-founder of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network, recently feted extremists blamed for Indonesian bombings as “counter-terrorists” who he says are role models for other Muslims.


Here is an excerpt from the report in The Australian, March 24 2008:

ISLAMIC cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has returned to his hardline rhetoric with a call for followers to beat up Western tourists and for young Muslims to die as martyrs.

In the sermon, organised by an Islamic youth organisation and delivered a few kilometres from the home village of convicted Bali bombers Amrozi and Mukhlas, Bashir likened tourists in Bali to “worms, snakes, maggots”, and specifically referred to the immorality of Australian infidels.

The address was caught on video by an Australian university student.

“The youth movement here must aspire to a martyrdom death,” said the
“The young must be first at the front line – don’t hide at the back. You must be at the front, die as martyrs and all your sins will be forgiven. This is how to achieve forgiveness.”

• Meanwhile, Robert Fisk claims that “There is no connection between Islam and ‘terror’.” (‘scare quotes’ his)

‘Stolen Generations’ listed as ‘genocide’

From The Australian, March 24 2008:

THE forced removal of children from Aboriginal families has been included in an international compilation of genocide events, reviving the controversy about the use of the term to describe the Stolen Generations.

Paul Bartrop, who co-authored The Dictionary of Genocide with US scholar Samuel Totten, has rejected the use of the word genocide to describe Australian colonial history in general, but says the use of the term can be “sustained relatively easily” when describing the Stolen Generations.

Dr Bartrop, who wrote the entry titled “Australia, Genocide in:”, said he used the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, as cited by Ronald Wilson in his 1997 Bringing Them Home report, as the benchmark for the use of the term genocide.


Dr Bartrop’s entry states that the charge of genocide was “vehemently rejected by many who had previously viewed genocide only from the perspective of killing. Others agreed that removals had taken place, but that the report was unfair in labelling the policy as genocide in view of the fact that those carrying it out were acting from good intentions”.

“When we look at the Stolen Children, it’s unequivocal,” said Dr Bartrop, head of the History Department at Bialik College in Melbourne.

“But there seems to be a strong view among Australians that we’re too good for that, we’re all good blokes and we don’t do those things here. People who think that way need to grow up and face facts.” [emphasis mine]

That’s it. I’m speechless.

John Howard was right…

…Australians really had never been better off…

From The Australian, March 24 2008

Incomes leap for low paid

…The findings of the first study to track changes to income and wealth in the same group of people cast a new light on one of Kevin Rudd’s central themes in opposition – that in John Howard’s “brutopia” the rich were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer.

During last year’s election campaign Mr Rudd described working families as the “forgotten people” but the new research appears to paint a contrary picture.

Since 2001, earnings for those at the bottom of the ladder rose more sharply than for those near the top – the top 10 per cent suffering a slight fall from 2001 to 2006.

While the rise in overall wealth favoured the top end – primarily due to higher property ownership – increases to lower end incomes meant the rich haven’t skated away from the poor.

…The data comes from the Federal Government’s Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey, a longitudinal study of 14,000 people nationwide, which is managed by the institute…

The data, compiled by the Institute’s Roger Wilkins, shows median incomes – after adjusting for inflation – for those in the lowest 10 per cent of households increased 29 per cent after tax to about $26,000.

The top 10 per cent saw their income fall by 2.5 per cent to $138,000.

Wealth for the median household has risen rapidly since the turn of the century, from $215,000 to $340,000, fuelled by the property boom and a 51per cent increase in average superannuation balances to $123,000.

For the bottom 10 per cent, wealth rose from $114,000 to $175,000.

For the top 10 per it rose from $770,000 to $975,000.


Too late for “I told you so’s” I guess, but still a feather in Howard’s cap. And Costello’s. I have the feeling that in years to come, there will be a general consensus that the Howard/Costello era really was something special.



Teenagers Are Stupid

Easter weekend in Melbourne always means that some group of teenagers are going to get up to something stupid.

This year is no exception.

As for drag-racing along that stretch of road, which I used to have to drive on every day, what the hell were they thinking?!

Quiet Observations

It seems to me that John McCain’s pastor, Dan Yeary, is a good man to be a religious adviser to a man who may very well become the next President of the United States. As this Reuters article states, Yeary seems to hold dear many of the values of the Christian faith. He believes life to be precious, which is why he opposes abortion, and he believes homosexuality to be a biblican sin. However, he also holds the belief that Christians should also love sinners.

This type of religious teaching is rather refreshing in a major news network, after the disgusting and vile beliefs perpetrated by the Westboro Baptist Church, which doesn’t actually appear to have any affiliation with Baptist beliefs at all, and people like Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the religious adviser to Democratic President hopeful Barack Obama.

Reverend Wright and Pastor Yeary seem to differ in their methods of accepting others and the idea of Christian love. Pastor Yeary believes in loving thy brother… despite his skin colour. Reverend Wright believes in loving thy brother… providing he’s your colour and neither of you are white. Considering McCain has been attending sermons at Yeary’s church for 15 years and readily admits he agrees with many of his sermons, one can assume that the message is one McCain will bring to the Presidency. Obama has been attending Wright’s sermons for 20 years, yet now that the controversial sermons have been brought to the attention of the wider black community, as well as all other voters in the United States, Obama’s actions show that he’s embarrassed that people may rightly and correctly assume that he also holds those views.

I ask, if Obama disagreed with the views presented by Reverend Wright, would he have:

  • Firstly, denied being present at the sermons;
  • Secondly, written an article in which “I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy. I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies.” but then state that he would continue to attend the church and that he supported Reverend Wright, his mentor for twenty years;
  • Thirdly, claim that he loves white people, because half of his family is white; and lastly
  • Claim that it’s okay that the Reverend preached some rather racist sermons, because Obama’s grandmother was racist once too.

I fear the biggest difference between Obama and McCain is how they deal with beliefs others hold that they don’t agree with. Obama seems to have lied and twisted to try to get out of the controversy surrounding Reverend Wright, whereas I think McCain would have the courage to go up to the Pastor after the sermon and challenge his views, if not leave the church, rather than wait for the media to get hold of damaging material.

I Wonder How Many Moonbats…

…will go away believing this:

In America just 100 people have 93% of all the wealth, the rest are all virtual serfs to them working for an average $2.56 an hour, 18 hours a day. 80 million Americans live in cardboard boxes on the street. Only 647 Americans can afford health care.

68% of Americans with homes are about to be chucked out due to the mortgage crisis, and Dick Cheney is going to personally drown all of their kittens and puppies. 25 million Americans either starve to death or freeze to death each year, and everyone just laughs at them.

There is no welfare system; poor people are given 1 plastic turkey and a hunk of government warehouse cheese every second Thursday and that’s it.

The Bildenberg group is forcing anyone on less than $100,000/annum to get microchips, and is fingerprinting and DNA-testing all black and Latino children for inclusion in a global database.

The airplanes that George HitlerHalliburton McChimpypants crashed into the World Trade Center were full of dissidents who had been incarcerated without trial in gulags in Iowa for not wearing American flag lapel pins.

The US government is forcing black folks to take crack and meth which are deliberately contaminated with syphilis bacteria, the AIDS virus and drugs to sterilise them.

The boarder fence with Mexico and the Coast Guard ships between Florida and Cuba are actually there to keep Americans from escaping.

But don’t tell anyone, m’kay? Very few of us are smart enough to have figured out the troof.

Written by Gordon in Perth at Andrew Bolt‘s blog.

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