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The Man with No Plan (Weekly Steyn Hit)
National Review ^ | August 18, 2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 08/18/2012 4:07:37 AM PDT by C19fan

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: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: marksteyn; obama; ryan; steyn
The hits keep on coming. Comparing Floyd Corkins the homo who wanted to shot up the FRC with Gavrilo Princip:

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.

1 posted on 08/18/2012 4:07:49 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Another Steyn home run.


2 posted on 08/18/2012 4:16:37 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: C19fan

This is where Biden hurts no budget barack. They look like a couple of buffoons. President Kardashian and Joe the Clown.

Even the dims know it now and are mad about it. But they are still trying to drag his skinny kenyan behind across the finish line.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 4:27:01 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: C19fan

This is classic Mark Steyn.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 4:34:03 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: C19fan

It just doesn’t get any better than Steyn.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 4:34:35 AM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
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To: C19fan
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.

LOL!

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.

How true.... and how depressing.

6 posted on 08/18/2012 4:46:00 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Using Winston Churchill is very Poetic


7 posted on 08/18/2012 4:55:16 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: C19fan

Applause!


8 posted on 08/18/2012 4:58:02 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: C19fan

-——Carcinogenic Zombie Mormon Venture Capitalist Apocalypse————

Looks like Mark has counted the anti Mormon Lefties that constantly disfigure Free Republic in his mix of those deserving disdain


9 posted on 08/18/2012 5:13:27 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

“....the anti Mormon Lefties that constantly disfigure Free Republic...”
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You’ve noticed and correctly identified the essence of that sub-species of loons “living” amongst us. Good for you. The word “lefties” is a critical component of an accurate description of them.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: C19fan

Mark Steyn for Romney’s Press Secretary !


11 posted on 08/18/2012 5:33:08 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: samtheman
Another Steyn home run.

Yep: 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.

He just nailed a bunch of FR to the wall.

12 posted on 08/18/2012 5:52:46 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: C19fan

I find it aggravating that a single government agency is costing America billions of dollars every year by outlawing a common sense industry for downright stupid reasons.

This would be the DEA, banning commercial hemp agriculture.

To start with, hemp is ruinous to marijuana production, because it cross-pollinates with marijuana and strongly reduces the potency of its active ingredient. Marijuana producers try to avoid pollination at all, but when they do pollinate for seed, they want marijuana, not hemp, pollen.

Hemp grows about anywhere, marginal quality farmland not particularly good for other crops, needing minimal irrigation, fertilizer or pesticide.

Hemp makes superb, pH balanced paper that is far superior and lasts much longer than acid washed wood pulp paper.

And yes, better toilet paper. Less abrasive to the skin.

Hemp also makes a silk-like cloth that holds dye colors well, and can be used for many other textiles.

And hemp oil is a healthy, high-temperature cooking oil, and the leftover parts of the plant can be processed into good quality animal fodder.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 6:03:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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Terrific article. Love this line: “Our elites have sunk into a boutique decadence of moral preening entirely disconnected from reality.”

Ridicule is a powerful weapon!


14 posted on 08/18/2012 6:26:50 AM PDT by expat1000
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"a “hate group,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, who spray that term around like champagne on a NASCAR podium"

It's apparently a Southern Thing.

15 posted on 08/18/2012 7:14:15 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
And yes, better toilet paper. Less abrasive to the skin

great, I can see the kids hiding in the bathroom, smoking the toilet paper...

16 posted on 08/18/2012 7:42:21 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: Vinnie

Mark Steyn for President. Hey, if one DUMB AS DIRT foreign born usurper could do it, what could stop the actually brilliant Steyn?


17 posted on 08/18/2012 7:46:55 AM PDT by kiltie65
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To: JLS

Ping!


18 posted on 08/18/2012 8:35:58 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping. Also I think this Steyn essay was not pinged during the week:

http://www.steynonline.com/5094/in-search-of-why

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 11:45:11 AM PDT by JLS
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To: JLS

My pleasure.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 11:49:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: trebb

He certainly did, and rightly so. The phrase “cutting off your nose to spite your face” has come to mind a lot of late.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 6:52:22 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: C19fan

Another fan-girl in the I Love Steyn chorus.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 7:01:16 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: C19fan

“Our elites have sunk into a boutique decadence of moral preening entirely disconnected from reality:”

Only Steyn can write like this!


23 posted on 08/19/2012 6:03:25 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (Seek you first the kingdom of God, and all things will be given to you.)
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To: Jemian
This is classic Mark Steyn.

EVERY Mark Steyn is classic Mark Steyn! :-)

24 posted on 08/19/2012 6:36:58 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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