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George III Wouldn't Have Done This To You
Steyn Online ^ | July 5,2013 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 07/05/2013 9:17:22 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Mark guest hosted for Rush on Friday. Here are some highlights:

On the meaning of Independence Day: "This is how Americans in the year 2013 celebrate their independence, by surrendering their beach umbrellas at the Boston Pops concert because the police have determined they could be used as spears. George III wouldn't have done this to you."

On White Guilt, Gays and Egypt: "The pro-Morsi crowds, the anti-Morsi crowds, either side, how many of them do you think would be capable of writing a First Amendment or understanding what it means? That's why the American Revolution succeeded and almost every other revolution that takes place fails, because they do not meet the conditions necessary to live as a free people.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: georgeiii; marksteyn; steyn

1 posted on 07/05/2013 9:17:22 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

2 posted on 07/05/2013 9:21:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Hojczyk

Maybe some Rush member can post more on the Boston Umbrella story..heard just a little and Mark was doing really good..This country has turned into a bunch of wimps..think minutemen


3 posted on 07/05/2013 9:21:32 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Travis McGee
A true sign of our times: people being searched and corralled so they can go celebrate their freedom.

I wonder if the irony dawned on any of the attendees.

4 posted on 07/05/2013 9:24:25 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: JLS

Steyn pyng!


5 posted on 07/05/2013 9:26:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Hojczyk

George III was an amateur.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 9:26:22 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

George III would be jealous in fact.


7 posted on 07/05/2013 9:29:58 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Hojczyk
I read here that concert attendees were not allowed to bring in plastic silverware to eat their picnic lunches. How could a plastic knife, fork or spoon possibly be used as a weapon?
8 posted on 07/05/2013 9:30:19 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Republican1795.

Hell, he’d probably think it was over the line.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 9:34:55 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Fiji Hill
That may have been true in Boston, it's not true in Washington DC last night. I was with my family on the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial for the fireworks - we were able to bring in liquids, snacks, backpack and two bag chairs with very little searching/fuss from the security folks.

My only disappointment in our visit to DC was how much of the National Mall was temporarily fenced off (due to the 4th of July) making it difficult to visit some of the monuments and caused alot of extra walking in very hot and humid conditions.

Still, very glad we went. The fireworks last night were SPECTACULAR. People were all friendly, and we enjoyed our visit (despite my feeling like I was in "enemy territory" the entire time.)

10 posted on 07/05/2013 9:35:50 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Fiji Hill

Wow, I have visited people in prison — and on “food days,” we even get to bring in plastic silverware. Not so under martial law Boston.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 9:40:03 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: usconservative

I attended a FW display in a Western Suburb of Chicago, and it was like a time machine into the 1950’s, sociologically. Just one big family picnic. All I can think is the longer we can keep this a secret, the better.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 9:56:13 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yesterday I walked in an Independence Day parade in a small town in southern Colo. There were about 550 marchers. At the head were 4 County Sheriffs from southern Colo.

Every one of us either carried a pistol or rifle. Some carried both.


13 posted on 07/05/2013 10:31:57 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

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

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows


14 posted on 07/05/2013 11:08:13 PM PDT by JLS
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To: dr_lew
All I can think is the longer we can keep this a secret, the better.

You're darn skippy.
15 posted on 07/05/2013 11:16:16 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: dr_lew

“..and it was like a time machine into the 1950’s..”

At a nearby lakeside city park last night to watch the fireworks. Out of the five groups of people sitting around us, only one was speaking English. I had mixed emotions that switched from “if they love America so much - can’t they learn English”, to “Hey - everybody wants to have the freedoms that I enjoy”.


16 posted on 07/05/2013 11:23:40 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: dr_lew
I attended a FW display in a Western Suburb of Chicago,

Care to name which suburb? I live on the SW Side between Orland Park and Lockport. Fireworks out here typically aren't that great.

Now the fireworks in Washington DC the other night as we sat on the National Mall at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial were nothing short of spectacular!

17 posted on 07/06/2013 3:39:42 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Joe 6-pack
I wonder if the irony dawned on any of the attendees.

It dawned on a lot of people sometime before July 4th. Attendance at the Boston celebration was down by 50% according to news reports.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the 4th of July. No need to tolerate intrusive governmental behavior on Independence Day. If liberals and their ilk want to stand in line to be searched they can. The rest of us will celebrate freedom while they give up theirs.

18 posted on 07/06/2013 6:44:57 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: 21twelve

If they keep the same political views they had in the old country, we won’t have freedom for long. They will vote in the “free lunch” crowd and that will be it.


19 posted on 07/06/2013 7:51:08 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

That is if he were capable of rational thought.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 9:56:35 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: usconservative
Care to name which suburb?

I went to Itasca - the fireworks were outstanding. The announcer there said it was the largest one in the state of Illinois.

21 posted on 07/07/2013 1:19:32 PM PDT by glorgau
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