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Celebrate Conformity ... Mark Steyn
Steyn Online ^ | 4 Apr 2014 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 04/06/2014 1:03:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan

On Wednesday, I wrote about the Mozilla CEO in trouble for a five-year-old donation to Proposition Eight, the successful California ballot measure that banned gay marriage - if only until America's robed rulers declared the will of the people to be "unconstitutional". Brandon Eich is a tech genius: Aside from co-founding Mozilla and creating Firefox, he also invented JavaScript. Apparently, the disgusting homophobic hatey-hatey-hateful belief that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman is not incompatible with knowing your way around a computer.

Nevertheless, unlike Hollywood director Brett Ratner, Mr Eich declined to eat gay crow. And so yesterday he was fired. Mozilla's chairwoman Mitchell Baker issued the usual tortured justification:

"Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech," Baker said. "And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard."

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: steyn

1 posted on 04/06/2014 1:03:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
... My final appearances at National Review Online ...

And he's severed his legal defense from them. Haven't seen Steyn on the back page at all in several issues. Anybody know if he's completely done at National Review? I need to cancel my subscription, if so.

2 posted on 04/06/2014 1:09:49 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Rummyfan

I’m sure Russia or China would treat people with his expertise a bit better. Amerrikka? We destroy them.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 1:29:06 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Rummyfan
Michael Mann isn't really a scientist. Oh, yes, I'm sure he still dabbles in it now and then just to keep his hand in. But the bulk of his energies are devoted to getting people who disagree with him fired, banned or silenced. Real Nobel Prize winners (as opposed to fraudulent self-garlanded ones) don't do that. But every day Dr Mann is demanding that someone be shut up.

It seems unlikely that Albert Einstein lobbied people to be censored or fired because they "denied" relativity. Or Watson and Crick because people denied the helical structure of DNA. Or Richard Feynmann because people denied the mathematics of quantum chromodynamics.

Maybe Feymann would have argued that Albert Einstein should be fired from his job at Princeton because he was a quantum theory skeptic. Bah!

4 posted on 04/06/2014 1:31:22 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Rummyfan
Mozilla's chairwoman Mitchell Baker . . .

I'm sure that bit of affirmative action didn't help the judgment factor at board level. And what kind of woman calls herself "Mitchell"? A Prop-8 hater, perhaps? Just trying to read between the lines.

He should cash out all his shares, start a new company, and blow Mozilla away.

5 posted on 04/06/2014 2:23:52 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: JLS

Steyn ping.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 2:31:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mark is probably my favorite, soon to be gone with the wind :(


7 posted on 04/06/2014 2:41:33 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

I don’t think that Mr Steyn is going anywhere.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 2:43:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Anybody
SamuraiScot: Here's her picture. . .
(don't worry, it won't show up on your pings page :)


9 posted on 04/06/2014 3:05:24 AM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10 smartphone :)
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To: deks

Snaggletoothed witch.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 3:12:56 AM PDT by NathanR
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To: Rummyfan

Mark Steyn has a “way with words”, once again proving that the “pen is mightier than the sword”.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 3:24:52 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: FredZarguna
Cancel the subscription .....

My final appearances at National Review Online were a spat with my editor, Jason Lee Steorts, over "two jokes one can no longer tell on American television" that I quoted in a column on Phil Robertson's suspension for "homophobia". First, Bob Hope, touring the world in the year or so after the passage of the 1975 Consenting Adult Sex Bill:(snip)

Mr Steorts thought my resurrection of these ancient "slurs" was "derogatory" and "puerile":

Bill Buckley is spinning in his grave.

12 posted on 04/06/2014 4:18:39 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: FredZarguna
"My final appearances at National Review Online...."

Was wondering the same thing - I just thought he had taken a few issues off (as he does from time-to-time).

If this really was a result of his tiff with the panty-waist JLS, then I will not be renewing my subscription to NR.
And I'll let them know as much.

13 posted on 04/06/2014 4:21:21 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: deks

Holy moly! She looks like the love child of Elizabeth Warren and a janitor’s mop.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: AZLiberty

Actually when the Nazi regime got 100 German scientists to sign a paper condeming the theory of relativity, Einstein’s reply was that it was unnecessary with so many signatures. One would have been enough if he or she had been right. But then Einstein was a real scientist.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 5:40:50 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Rummyfan

One of our software savvy FReepers would do a service putting up a thread for migrating from FireFox to Opera in a manner that preserves bookmarks, etc.


16 posted on 04/06/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare is Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Rummyfan
Celebrate Conformity may be accurate, but I think it a poor choice of word. We're not talking about alignment with the norm here, but Submission, Surrender, Obedience, or Cowering to a brutal, thuggish, craven, and desperate minority might be more to the point.
17 posted on 04/06/2014 7:54:31 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare is Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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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.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 8:05:05 AM PDT by JLS
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To: ScaniaBoy
"...Einstein’s reply was that it was unnecessary with so many signatures. One would have been enough if he or she had been right. But then Einstein was a real scientist."

Had not heard that before. It's the perfect response to the global warmers of today and their supposed list of "scientists" who agree with their agenda.

19 posted on 04/06/2014 8:10:02 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: JLS

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3141004/posts?page=71#71

https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/


20 posted on 04/06/2014 8:22:39 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: deks

Ack!!! My eyes!!!!


21 posted on 04/06/2014 8:43:34 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: listenhillary

Thanks for the link.


22 posted on 04/06/2014 8:49:49 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Flick Lives
"Holy moly! She looks like the love child of Elizabeth Warren and a janitor’s mop."

This thread is worth the morning, just for that!

23 posted on 04/06/2014 9:19:00 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Mater et Magistra.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Nope, not cancelling yet, because you haven't given me any information I didn't already have.

I already cited those very lines in my post. What it does not tell me is whether Steyn is done with the magazine itself, which is what I want to know.

24 posted on 04/06/2014 10:18:46 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna

There have been a number of magazines that have gome over to the Commie left.

Forbes, it took about four years after old man Forbes passed on that Stievie, who ran for Republican Pres. nomination finally forced me to drop subscribing to what used to be a “conservative” magazine.

Something very similar is happening with NR. They have taken less than four years to go Commie Left after the passing of Buckley. I still hold out hope but when my subscription runs out, I will think long and hard about other options


25 posted on 04/06/2014 10:19:39 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: DanZ
National Review, it appears, has fallen victim to a former Editor-in-Chief's dictum, O'Sullivan's First Law: "All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing."

Personally, I blame Rich Lowry for this turn of events. In the recent contretemps with Jason Steorts at NRO it was the publisher himself who eventually stepped in. And the question went begging: why is NR's premiere writer calling the managing editor into the street in front of the whole world, and why did the Editor-in-Chief not short-circuit this entire discussion long before it got here?

I think the only answer that makes sense, unfortunately, is that Rich Lowry agreed with Jason Steorts [and sent him out to do his dirty work], and that is a very sad commentary on the state of National Review today.

I still enjoy Andrew McCarthy, Rich Long, and occasionally Jonah Goldberg. But if Steyn has parted company with them, I will, too.

26 posted on 04/06/2014 11:04:05 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: AZLiberty
Or Richard Feynmann because people denied the mathematics of quantum chromodynamics.

Feynman could hardly have done that, since he was one of them. He regarded the path integral formulation as laughably suspect; but justified because -- and only because -- it worked.

27 posted on 04/06/2014 11:06:56 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Rummyfan

Homosexuals are desperate to be viewed as normal. They know they’re not and nothing will ever make their behavior or lifestyle normal. Actually, I am wrong, Jesus Christ will.


28 posted on 04/06/2014 12:48:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
Homosexuals are desperate to be viewed as normal.

Actually they want to get rid of what they call "Heteronormative Society", they actually see themselves as superior.

29 posted on 04/06/2014 12:49:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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