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Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Mark Steyn (Brilliant)
DailyCaller ^ | 04/08/2012 | Ginni Thomas/Mark Steyn

Posted on 04/14/2012 6:41:25 AM PDT by dontreadthis

Edited on 04/14/2012 9:59:36 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

(Posters note: 20 minutes of non-stop brilliance)

An immigrant to the U.S. from Canada, Mark Steyn has become one of America’s sharpest conservative commentators.

A bestselling author and a columnist for National Review Online, Steyn is also a popular guest host of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, a regular on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show and a visiting fellow at Hillsdale College.

As funny as he is erudite...

Excerpt, read the rest and see the video at The Daily Caller


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 04/14/2012 6:41:29 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/08/leaders-with-ginni-thomas-mark-steyn/


2 posted on 04/14/2012 6:43:36 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

every time I listen to Steyn i feel smarter

he has such a way with words


3 posted on 04/14/2012 6:45:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Mr. K

the accent is a bonus


4 posted on 04/14/2012 6:52:02 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

Ping!


5 posted on 04/14/2012 6:52:48 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: dontreadthis

I work with a fellow who doesn’t like Steyn when he fills in for Rush.

All I can figure is that he doesn’t like the accent. He’s and Arkansas boy.(shrug)

Steyn has one of the sharpest minds on the planet.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 7:00:00 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
I much prefer to listen to Steyn than Rush.
Rush is a one string banjo.
Steyn is the whole orchestra.
7 posted on 04/14/2012 7:05:34 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: dontreadthis

The word selfishness is widely known as a trademarked fighting word, synonymous with immorality. Leftist ideologues liberally use it to club defenders of capitalism over their ruggedly individualistic heads.
However, the same ideologues never decry selfishness when it is practiced by a group, either assuming that selfishness by definition cannot be collective, or that by being collective, selfishness gets an upgrade to a higher moral status, as if things perpetrated by the community cannot be immoral. And yet, not only has group selfishness not always existed on all levels of society-from warring gangs and clans to warring nations- but selfishness exerted by pressure groups often is the basest, the most irrational an the most immoral form of selfishness. While selfishness of an individual can either be rational or irrational, depending on whether it is based on reason or raw emotions, group selfishness is always irrational, because crowd psychology is mostly driven by primeval collectivist instinct.
oleg atbashian


8 posted on 04/14/2012 7:06:37 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

Steyn nails it!

The complacency over debt by Americans is deranged!


9 posted on 04/14/2012 7:07:38 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Riodacat

I like them both.
Mark is not as good at radio as he is with the written word or even the interview such as this.

They both have their strong suites.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 7:09:27 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

When Steyn discusses how the left treats people I an reminded of the film Brazil.

They will tell you “there, there,.., it’s ok it’s not your fault, let’s get you some big gov help. Lets give you a few shots in the arm and get you to the sanatorium”

If the re education doesnt work, we will make you disappear.

We are on the precipice of tyranny in this country.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 7:15:55 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

No way to call Rush a one note samba - that’s just not accurate. As for Steyn, he is a good listen as a guest host but he really stepped in it with his trashing of Newt and IMO the accent and constant “half laugh” staccato cadence would never work as a full time host, though it is effective a day here and a day there.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 7:18:46 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: dontreadthis

Thanks for posting this.


13 posted on 04/14/2012 7:23:50 AM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: C. Edmund Wright

IMHO, Mark just isnt a polished Radio guy.
He can’t be brilliant at all things.
He’s a deep thinker and a quick wit, but he can occasionally step in it by saying something off the cuff without thinking it through.
Rush learned years ago, not to stump for any particular politician, lest he earn the rath of his brethren who adore that politician.

Everyone on FR is guilty of stepping in that steaming pile, so I wont hold that against Mark.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 7:26:28 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

having tried my hand at radio, I can tell you its a strain to keep people engaged for an hour, let alone 3 hours.

It’s an art.


15 posted on 04/14/2012 7:29:04 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All
Brazil~The Ministry Of Information
16 posted on 04/14/2012 7:31:48 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSQ5EsbT4cE&feature=fvsr


17 posted on 04/14/2012 7:35:12 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I find it very difficult to listen to Steyn for those reasons. I love to read his writing, which is his strength.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 7:39:42 AM PDT by cbvanb
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To: Riodacat

“Rush is a one string banjo.
Steyn is the whole orchestra.”

Well said.

The rare times I listen to Rush I only last about 10 mimutes. That one string banjo repeats himself forever.

I also enjoyed listening to Walter Williams. I don’t know if he subs for Rush anymore.

I am sadden Dr. Williams lost his wonderful wife several years back.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 7:40:20 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: dontreadthis

beware the mob mentality.

Trayvon!


20 posted on 04/14/2012 7:42:03 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cbvanb

He was very good in this particular video interview. He didn’t feel the need to be on the verge of laughter every second.


21 posted on 04/14/2012 7:45:13 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: dontreadthis
This is a "must" read - but be warned, it is absolutely chilling...


22 posted on 04/14/2012 7:50:42 AM PDT by Gritty (On a long jog in the hour before dawn, San Francisco reminded me of Calcutta - Ralph Peters)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

“I am sadden Dr. Williams lost his wonderful wife several years back.”

Yes that was sad. I’m going to miss his telling of all the wonderful gifts he gave her for her birthday:
a toaster
an ironing board
a chain saw
a butter churner

In his humor you could tell he really loved her.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 7:54:58 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“...he really stepped in it with his trashing of Newt..”

OOPSIE!!!!

Since I did not listen to the program, I did not realize he had trashed Newt.

I don’t think too highly of Steyn as of now.

No one trashes my Newt.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 7:57:57 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: A'elian' nation

Oh gosh. He was so funny and wonderful.

He also gave his wife a ladder so she could climb a tree in their yard to retrieve things.

He also gave her different items for washing the car.

It went on forever. He was so funny.

You could tell they were very much in love. They were an extremely special pair.

You made me laugh all over again with your list of items. Thank you.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 8:11:05 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Steyn was also on C-Span In Depth recently.

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Author-Mark-Steyn-on-Book-TV39s-In-Depth/10737427839-1/

We need people like Steyn and Geert Wilders ( Netherlands) to warn about the loss of free speech. Both of them have had to endure hate speech tribunals of which they were exonerated.

Rush is finally realizing the severity of this issue.

One young guy in the UK was sentenced to prison for 56 days for tweeting something about wanting a soccer player to die. It was deemed racist. Yeah, it’s a terrible tweet - but prison !?
You’d have to imprison half the soccer stadiums for catcalls like that. Prison for hollering “Kill the Ref!” ?

Article here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/mar/30/fabrice-muamba-twitter-loses-appeal

It’s coming here if Obama wins another term. In fact it is already here. No conservative can get away with what liberals can spout off.


26 posted on 04/14/2012 8:15:25 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Riodacat

Rush was fabulous in his early years. He took a lot of calls from liberals, and he shredded them mercilessly, with prejudice.

He was at his best crafting an air-tight, perfectly-reasoned argument to why the feminazi or ecofreak or socialist was dead wrong in their belief.

Now he just rags on for an hour and a half before he takes his first token call agreeing with him or setting him up to make a point.

Rush has broken the cardinal rule of becoming boring. Not always. He still has a silver tongue and wonderful voice. Occasionally he goes on a passionate rant that still borders on brilliant.

But I can’t stand to listen to him drone on over a single point for an unbroken 60-90 minutes. It is boring.

I wish he would go back to debating liberals and shredding them. But he is to arrogant and full of himself to change or listen to any criticism. He is still good to listen to but hasn’t been great in many years.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

It was his lowest moment - or lowest moments - of his career. In several Rush shows and in many NRO columns he slammed Newt mercilessly - seemingly oblivious to the fact that the alternatives were Mitt and Santorum - both extraordinarily flawed by Steyn’s own standards.

Its like for about two months he totally forgot that we had only a couple alternatives, and he trashed the one who probably agrees with him the most often and the only one with the talent to make fun of liberals the way Steyn does It was out of body.


28 posted on 04/14/2012 8:48:03 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I absolutely agree with your take on this. I’ve always loved listening to Mark Steyn when he fills in for Rush. The man is so articulate, and simply brilliant. He has a unique ability to communicate wisdom with a large dose of wit. He went so off the rails with his Newt bashing, I made it a point not to listen to him for a few months. He’s lost some luster in my eyes, and it will take more time to for him to regain my complete respect.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); A'elian' nation
Indeed, the gifts to Mrs. Williams were always a favorite of mine. I especially liked the spiked golf shoes so she didn't slip and fall while scraping ice from the cars and driveway.

Now that we've hijacked the thread I'll also admit to liking Mark Steyn.

30 posted on 04/14/2012 9:04:59 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: Riodacat

Hey, some of my best friends are banjo players!


31 posted on 04/14/2012 9:08:41 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: lonevoice

Well put: he lost some luster.

I don’t like it when folks totally trash a good elected official or a media figure or writer for one faux pas. No one is perfect.

Having said that, Steyn kept at this for so long that he did drop a few points in my eyes.


32 posted on 04/14/2012 9:10:40 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: dontreadthis

Bump for Later


33 posted on 04/14/2012 9:16:52 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

At least he doesn’t kiss liberal ass like hannity.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 9:26:51 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Amen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6TRufo0poE


35 posted on 04/14/2012 9:27:59 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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This Reno and smiley show is a good example of the art of radio, even though this was at a transitional period using TV.

Cousin Irving keeps the theme and Reno,Smiley and the Tennessee Cut ups keep us entertained.

It is very difficult for one person to keep people entertained and informed for 3 hours a day via radio.

Good ol fashioned values and good ol kroger prices LOL


36 posted on 04/14/2012 9:47:06 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Getting back to the topic of soft tyranny,
I just filed my taxes via efile for the first time.

Part of the process prompted me to register an efile PIN.
When I went to do this, I got a notification from the IRS that that creating the PIN gave them the right to track EVERYTHING ABOUT ME.

I said no thanks.
The disclaimer gave me NO RIGHT TO PRIVACY


37 posted on 04/14/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Gritty
It is frightening.

And you see it accelerating all around us with the Obama administration

38 posted on 04/14/2012 10:01:50 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
I wish he would go back to debating liberals and shredding them. But he is to arrogant and full of himself to change or listen to any criticism. He is still good to listen to but hasn’t been great in many years.

Totally agree.
I still listen to him (when my wife lets me), but I much prefer his old style.

39 posted on 04/14/2012 10:04:54 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

40 posted on 04/14/2012 10:07:34 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: ken in texas

“Indeed, the gifts to Mrs. Williams were always a favorite of mine. I especially liked the spiked golf shoes so she didn’t slip and fall while scraping ice from the cars and driveway”

LOL!!! Too funny!!!! Thank you for the good laugh!


41 posted on 04/14/2012 12:57:02 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ken in texas

P.S.

“Now that we’ve hijacked the thread I’ll also admit to liking Mark Steyn.”

I do too. Please forget what I said before.


42 posted on 04/14/2012 1:00:35 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: dontreadthis

Did you notice the jungle behind him on the screen? It’s a voice in wilderness!


43 posted on 04/14/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dontreadthis

Great stuff. Thanks!


44 posted on 04/14/2012 1:42:22 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: All

https://sa1.www4.irs.gov/irfof-efp/start.do


45 posted on 04/14/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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