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National Review and Steynonline ^ | 5 May 2009 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 05/04/2009 11:09:41 PM PDT by JLS

CHECK, PLEASE!

Steyn on the World

Tuesday, 05 May 2009

HAPPY WARRIOR from National Review

At the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, they’re premiering a new ballet about a young French boy who’s befriended by a giant helium-filled balloon. Any balletomanes at the US embassy might be forgiven for assuming it to be some hastily concocted metaphor to Euro-American harmony in the Age of Obama: a lithe young Continental prancing around the stage enraptured by his dazzling bag of gas. But, as it happens, The Red Balloon is an adaptation of some fey French movie from the Fifties, when a twirling Euro-ninny and his novelty gasbag were the stuff of cinematic whimsy and not the twin pillars on which western civilization has come to rest.

(Excerpt) Read more at steynonline.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; balloon; buffoon; europe; euroweenies; gasbag; marksteyn; obama; obambi
Steyn strikes again.
1 posted on 05/04/2009 11:09:41 PM PDT by JLS
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To: knews_hound

Steyn ping time.


2 posted on 05/04/2009 11:18:12 PM PDT by JLS
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To: JLS
The Red Balloon is an adaptation of some fey French movie from the Fifties, when a twirling Euro-ninny and his novelty gasbag were the stuff of cinematic whimsy and not the twin pillars on which western civilization has come to rest.

Obambi, the Red Buffoon.

3 posted on 05/04/2009 11:18:58 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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Any balletomanes at the US embassy might be forgiven for assuming it to be some hastily concocted metaphor to Euro-American harmony in the Age of Obama...

This is a racist comment.

4 posted on 05/04/2009 11:40:19 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: JLS

from Steyn’s article:

John Manley conceded that his country was dining in the best restaurants without paying its way – or, as he put it, “You can’t just sit at the G8 table and then, when the bill comes, go to the washroom.” That’s the sort of straight talk politicians do when they want to sound as if they’re getting real but have no intention of doing so. And so the horrors of 9/11 faded, and Canada and Europe resumed their habit of dining at the Nato table and stampeding for the washroom when the check came.

another brilliant Mark Steyn geopolitical observation...
have you noticed he’s getting REALLY good at filling for Rush and others on radio?


5 posted on 05/04/2009 11:44:23 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (the counterculture votes R)
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Any balletomanes at the US embassy might be forgiven for assuming it to be some hastily concocted metaphor to Euro-American harmony in the Age of Obama: a lithe young Continental prancing around the stage enraptured by his dazzling bag of gas.

No one can turn a phrase like Mark Steyn!

6 posted on 05/05/2009 12:41:26 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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A social-democratic America at home presupposes cuts in Pax Americana abroad. Those allies in tough neighborhoods – Israel next to Iran; India next to Pakistan; Japan next to North Korea; Eastern Europe in the shadow of a resurgent Russia – have already noted America’s passivity in the face of explicit threats. But eventually Western Europe will, too: at the top table, the big guy is heading for the washroom.

B Hussein Obama is leading us, and the Western world, into a global disaster.

7 posted on 05/05/2009 12:45:57 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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