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Mark Steyn: Half-wit demagoguery, hard truths
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| Mark Steyn
Posted on 08/17/2012 3:12:18 PM PDT by lwd
Americans, according to a Winston Churchill quote of uncertain provenance, always do the right thing after they've exhausted all other possibilities. More verifiably, Sir Winston, upon being asked if he had any criticism of the United States, replied tersely: "Toilet paper too thin, newspapers too fat."
But that was then. Today, America is a land of two-ply toilet paper and one-ply newspapers. Being made of sterner stuff than Churchill's posterior, the eco-left want to ban two-ply bathroom tissue on environmental grounds, which would devastate the economy of Canada, whence comes most American bathroom tissue, at least until the Canadians, being the House of Saud of toilet paper, start shipping it to China, as they're now doing with their oil ever since Obama told them to go lay pipe somewhere else.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
posted on 08/17/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT
Best Steyn article I’ve seen in a while... he’s hitting on all cylinders with this one.....must read....
posted on 08/17/2012 3:19:53 PM PDT
When he's good he's very good.....
posted on 08/17/2012 3:31:53 PM PDT
by caveat emptor
(Zippity Do Dah)
Mark Steyn + Orange County Register = Polished but Unvarnished Truth
posted on 08/17/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT
by Cyber Liberty
(Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
Spot on. I had to stop reading because I was laughing so much. But this passage really takes the cake:
“History does not record whether Princip embarked on his mission with 15 pieces of Wienerschnitzel or Sachertorte in his backpack, but he changed the course of history. Perhaps Floyd Corkins had similar dreams: He would be the flamer that lit the fuse to liberate a continent from the oppressiveness of homophobic waffle fries.”
Not many people could pull off that comparison so eloquently.
posted on 08/17/2012 4:01:49 PM PDT
by Kandy Atz
("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
Winnie’s quote crossed my mind earlier this afternoon when I finally stumbled upon the right way to connect the cross members of a Staples office guest chair I was assembling.
We Americans may take a little longer, but our gears grind exceedingly fine. Or something.
posted on 08/17/2012 4:49:11 PM PDT
(Sic Semper Tyrannis)
Our elites have sunk into a boutique decadence of moral preening entirely disconnected from reality: A nonhomophobic chicken in every pot, an abortifacient dispenser in every Catholic university, a high-speed rail corridor between every two bankrupt California municipalities.
posted on 08/17/2012 4:55:43 PM PDT
(This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
For the record, Obama has already made $716 billion in Medicare cuts to pay for ObamaCare. That's three-quarters of a trillion. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, was in Ottawa last week, asking Her Majesty's Canadian Government to chip in for the Eurozone bailout. The Eurozone includes some of the richest nations in history, but it's still not enough. And the entire Eurozone bailout is $450 billion or a little over half the cost of the first Obama stimulus. Under Obama's no-plan plan, there's not enough money on the planet.
So, like, at what point does someone acknowledge that this is actually economic warfare?
That the entire POINT of the Rat's "economic plan" is to, in fact, destroy the economy?
Or do they just get a free ride forever by constantly claiming they're doing the best they can, and so nobody can suggest that maybe - just maybe - the results we see around us ARE the results they planned to get all along?
In other words, how slow makes it okay? If I try to shoot you, you get to defend yourself. But what if I take the Democrat route? What if I just slowly walk towards you with a big bag of foam, and keep walking as you slowly smother, while I keep doing "everything I can" to help you breathe?
Does that make it okay? Does that mean I didn't kill you on purpose?
posted on 08/17/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT
(One who commands, must obey.)
Loved everything, as usual, but only up to the last sentence.
Yes, Mark, this IS about gay marriage and free contraception (and abortion and sterilization), whatever else it’s about. SANITY matters; common sense matters; natural law matters. To use that tired academic phrase, they’re all—economics, politics, foreign policy, domestic policy, education, law, freedom, and all the rest—are “of a piece.” Sensible solutions rely on sound ethical principles, period.
posted on 08/17/2012 5:11:17 PM PDT
Feel your pain. Of course, some of this applies to Ryan’s plan. All I can offer (reluctantly) is that you’ve got to crawl before you can walk. And his plan is just one knee in front of the other. That doesn’t mean newer plans can’t be more aggressive.
posted on 08/17/2012 5:18:49 PM PDT
"Paul Ryan is the man with the plan the guy who understands that multitrillion-dollar spendaholic government cannot continue. On that subject, Obama is the man with no plan, and no plans to get any plan. Yet the mere selection of Ryan has already improved the quality of the Obama campaign: Two weeks ago, they were denouncing Romney for killing a woman by cunningly giving her cancer five years after laying off her husband. Now they're denouncing Ryan for killing off Medicare. The former is the opening scene from the straight-to-video "Carcinogenic Zombie Mormon Venture Capitalist Apocalypse"; the latter has a very very teensy-weensy gossamer thread of connection to the issues facing the United States. So we should congratulate the Democrats on a modest re-acquaintance with reality. With Ryan on the ticket, the central question facing America can't be ducked."
posted on 08/17/2012 5:24:48 PM PDT
by Albion Wilde
(Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
Breathtaking writing, with Jonathan Swift-level satire and sarcasm. The best writers on the left would dry up and blow away in his mere presence.
posted on 08/17/2012 5:40:28 PM PDT
by The Antiyuppie
("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
Your post has a certain je ne sais quoi that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
posted on 08/17/2012 8:38:21 PM PDT
by Kenny Bunk
(against GZ are dismissed))
If you seriously think this election is about gay marriage or affordable contraception, you're about to do to America what Gavrilo Princip did to the Habsburg Empire.
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!
posted on 08/17/2012 9:03:19 PM PDT
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