Skip to comments.Celebrate Conformity ... Mark Steyn
Posted on 04/06/2014 1:03:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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."
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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.
I’m sure Russia or China would treat people with his expertise a bit better. Amerrikka? We destroy them.
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!
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.
Mark is probably my favorite, soon to be gone with the wind :(
I don’t think that Mr Steyn is going anywhere.
Mark Steyn has a “way with words”, once again proving that the “pen is mightier than the sword”.
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.
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.
Holy moly! She looks like the love child of Elizabeth Warren and a janitor’s mop.
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.
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.
Mark Steyn ping.
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Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.
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.
Ack!!! My eyes!!!!
Thanks for the link.
This thread is worth the morning, just for that!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Actually they want to get rid of what they call "Heteronormative Society", they actually see themselves as superior.