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  • Mark Steyn: No reason to believe GOP will ever repeal Obamacare

    09/21/2014 2:39:55 PM PDT · by buffyt · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2013 | Jeff Poor
    National Review columnist Mark Steyn blasted claims by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and others that the best strategy is to allow Obamacare to crumble under its own weight and only then seek to repeal it. Filling in as host on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show Monday, Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” explained to a caller named “Joe” that there is no reason to believe congressional Republicans have the will to repeal anything, especially considering that Carter-era institutions like the Department of Education and the Department of Energy have managed to flourish even in times of...
  • Mark Steyn: The Coalition of the Unwilling

    09/13/2014 4:55:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 09/13/2014 | Mark Steyn
    I was overseas when Obama gave his momentous Isis address, but figured I could pretty much guess how things would go. Despite being the greatest orator of the last thousand years, he's a complete bust at selling anything but himself, as comprehensively demonstrated in his first couple of years: see his rhetorical efforts on behalf of ObamaCare, or Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley, or Chicago's Olympics bid. When it comes to war, he suffers from an additional burden: before he can persuade anybody else, he first has to persuade himself. And he can't do it. So he gave the...
  • I Never Listen to the Experts

    09/11/2014 3:52:52 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/11/14 | Steve Berman
    They say I need to figure out what my readers want to read, and write that.  They say I’m supposed to get inside your heads and touch your emotions, hopes and fears.  They. You know, the experts.  People who know.  They say a lot of things.  Trouble is, I don’t listen to them.  Plus, my mind doesn’t work the same way as most people.  Really, it doesn’t. One of my few skills is writing computer programs.  I’ve been coding since I was 13, and that would warm Bill Gates’ heart, since coding is now considered a basic survival skill.  When...
  • Steyn: Difference In Obama Approach To Freeing Bergdahl Vs Sotloff, Foley "Fascinating"

    09/03/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    In filling in for Rush Limbaugh on his Tuesday radio show, conservative commentator Mark Steyn pointed to a contrast in the different approach President Barack Obama went through to free U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban versus the two decapitated journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley from ISIS.
  • The Reformation of Manners (Mark Steyn on Rotherham)

    08/30/2014 2:35:40 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | August 29, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    On Friday I appeared on Michael Graham's radio show to discuss, among other things, the appalling revelations from Rotherham, a drab town in South Yorkshire in which over the course of a decade and a half some 1,400 girls (as young as 11) were "groomed", drugged, raped, traded and, occasionally, doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight. All the while, the entire apparatus of the state, from the political class to the police to the "child protection" agencies, looked the other way - for fear of appearing "racist" or "Islamophobic". The BBC describes the predators' actions as "brazen",...
  • The Sandy Man ... Mark Steyn

    08/29/2014 8:58:49 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Mark Steyn
    My weekly appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show chanced this week to follow a rare appearance by Barack Obama at the White House. He happened to have a couple of hours between the golf game and the fundraiser, and so thought he might as well climb into the lightweight suit and make a statement about Putin, Iraq and all the other peripheral stuff President Tee-Time doesn't usually have time for. This was his position on ISIS:We don't have a strategy yet. As Vlad and the mullahs and the ChiComs must be thinking: Wow! When he promised he'd be the most...
  • The Face of the Tiger ... Mark Steyn

    08/24/2014 6:36:03 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | Mark Steyn
    A few days ago, James Foley was beheaded by an ISIS jihadist, apparently British by upbringing and passport, if not in his primary identity. The decapitation of an American by an outfit he'd previously dismissed as the "jayvees" of jihad was sufficiently serious for President Obama to postpone his tee time, although not to any useful effect. Aside from the fake, tinny chumminess (all "Jim" this, "Jim that, just as for Ambassador Stevens it was all "Chris" this, "Chris that") the commander-in-chief reserves for the victims of an enemy he assured us was on the run, Obama's remarks were fatuous...
  • Groups rally around think tank, publication being sued for global warming views

    08/14/2014 9:13:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – News outlets, advocacy groups and fellow think tanks are jumping to the defense of a conservative-leaning D.C. policy center and publication being sued for libel by a scientist who didn't like what they had to say about his work on global warming. Michael Mann, a prominent professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, has long been a target of climate change skeptics for his work claiming temperatures have risen dramatically in recent decades, and has sued before when groups tried to debunk his data. But this time, Mann is being accused of going too far with his case...
  • Young Turks (Mark Steyn)

    08/14/2014 4:59:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | August 13, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    A Tweet from Yasmina Haifi: ISIS heeft niets met Islam te maken ...is vooropgezet plan van zionisten die bewust Islam willen zwart maken Which translated into English means roughly: ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It's a preconceived plan by Zionists who want to deliberately blacken Islam's name. Who is Yasmina Haifi? She's an official at the Dutch Ministry of Justice who serves as project leader at the Netherlands' National Cyber Security Center. And she thinks Isis is a Zionist plot to make Islam look bad. She could be right. On the other hand, maybe Yasmina Haifi is a...
  • The Home Front

    07/30/2014 11:59:51 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 July 2014 | Mark Steyn
    On Friday, writing about the four-hour detention by US Customs & Border Protection of a troop of Iowa boy scouts, I put it this way: American life is bifurcating into the undocumented and the overdocumented. On the southern border, the bazillions of US laws are meaningless - proof of identity, medical tests, none of it matters. And the less it matters on the Rio Grande the more the zealots on the 49th Parallel will take apart your car if they think you've got a Kinder egg in there. Anyone who thinks that attitude can be confined to the border and...
  • The Absence of America

    07/27/2014 8:35:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | July 26, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Dinesh D'Souza has a new movie out called America: Imagine A World Without Her - but we don't really have to "imagine", it's happening before our eyes. Nothing difficult and complicated about it: in this decline and fall, the Emperor simply went fundraising. At any rate, Jamie Weinstein sat in for Hugh Hewitt this week, and took me on a brisk trot round current topics: MARK STEYN: Well, what's going on in the world is of very little interest to President Fundraiser. He's got other priorities, and the rest of the planet, as I believe it's marked on the State...
  • The Man Who Never Calls

    07/24/2014 5:21:37 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 13 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | July 24, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    There was an odd moment during Tuesday's White House press briefing when Ed Henry of Fox News noted that the President was spending three out of five days this week fundraising for his party, and wondered, in effect, whether he still did any work. ... Shuttle diplomacy, of the kind the vainglorious Kerry is attempting, only works if you already have a relationship. You can't start trying to build one after the shooting's started. And in this case the regional leaders' crude self-interest outweighs whatever value they might place on staying on the right side of President Fundraiser and Secretary...
  • Mark Steyn: Israel and Ukraine, each fighting against the forces of terror and chaos

    07/24/2014 3:23:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    National Post [Ca] ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    The two big international headlines of the moment are the downing of the Malaysian jet over Ukraine and Israel’s incursion into Gaza. On the face of it, these two stories don’t have much in common, but they are in fact part of the same story. To know Israel it helps to know Ukraine, and to know Ukraine it helps to know Israel. This weekend will mark the 70th anniversary of the day the Soviets re-took the city of Lviv (or Lvov, or Lemberg, according to taste) in western Ukraine, and ended a three-year German occupation. Before the Germans arrived, there...
  • The Ultimate Mark Steyn July 18th, 2014

    07/19/2014 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Third Person · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | July 18th, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Mark Steyn on Rush Limbaugh Show - 7/18/14 (Full Episode)
  • Gun Control

    07/13/2014 1:52:17 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 48 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | May 6, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Aside from doing my bit for the First Amendment (your continued support is much appreciated), I've lately been taking a much greater interest in the Fourth Amendment, particularly since a meek mild-mannered mumsy employee of mine was unlawfully seized by an angry small-town cop last year. So I've been chewing over yesterday's Supreme Court ruling. The case began half a decade ago in Bellaire, Texas: During the early morning hours of New Year's Eve, 2008, police sergeant Jeffrey Cotton fired three bullets at Robert Tolan; one of those bullets hit its target and punctured Tolan's right lung. At the time...
  • Bill of Sale

    07/13/2014 11:27:00 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 07 July 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Toronto Dominion is a Canadian bank which also operates south of the border under the amusing name of "TD - America's Most Convenient Bank®". It's certainly proved remarkably convenient for Bill Clinton. TD has paid millions to the future first First Gentleman of the United States, during his wife's tenure as Secretary of State and in her ongoing role as designated President-in-Waiting. What exactly are they paying for? Speeches? He's less dull a public speaker than the average politician, or average former president (Gerald Ford, say). But nothing he says would seem to merit, for example, the $525,000 TD paid...
  • STEYN: 'WE ARE ENTERING A POST-AMERICAN WORLD'

    07/04/2014 11:27:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 4, 2014
    HEWITT: Mike O’Hanlon said this is common sense. Victor Davis Hanson said this reflects the evaporation of American power in the world, and it’s not going to be just Japan. It’s going to be everybody running to get their own guns. What do you think, Mark Steyn? STEYN: Yes, I tend to agree with that, and Victor is a believer in the American umbrella, which is the situation that’s prevailed since the Second World War, where some of the wealthiest countries in the world like Japan or like Germany were able to not, in a sense, put up the money...
  • American Innovation - For Export Only. ... Mark Steyn

    07/05/2014 3:07:42 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 3 Julyb2014 | Mark Steyn
    The Toronto Star has one of those heartwarming miracle-operation hospital stories that newspapers run from time to time, whose meaning for American readers is something else entirely. A 33-year-old Oklahoma man called Jon David Sacker (right) urgently needed a double-lung transplant after his body rejected the ones he'd received two years ago. So he went to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, but was too weak to undergo the operation. The only possibility of saving him was something called the Hemolung Respiratory Assist System, which would stabilize his condition and buy time for the body to re-strengthen and for new...
  • Declaration of Dependence [Mark Steyn]

    07/05/2014 3:12:22 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 4 July 2014 | Mark Steyn
    In my weekly conversation with Hugh Hewitt, we looked at America at home and abroad on the nation's 238th birthday. I suggested to Hugh that, from Obama's point of view, everything was proceeding according to plan: MARK STEYN: Mr. Medvedev was, if you recall, Vladimir Putin's sock puppet as the nominal leader in Russia. And Obama was overheard saying 'Well, this'll be my last election, and afterwards, I'll have a lot more flexibility.' And we're now actually seeing what that flexibility means. We're seeing it in the retreat of American power not just across the globe, but actually the vanishing,...
  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills ... Mark Steyn

    07/05/2014 3:31:42 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 July 2014 | Mark Steyn
    ...Paul Mazursky was middle-aged and still cool when I met him, and Down And Out In Beverly Hills had been a pretty big hit, and I thought he'd carry on making films like that for another quarter-century. It was not to be. But Hollywood is the poorer for it. ~Speaking of American Jews, in the wake of the murder by Hamas of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, Ben Shapiro has written a withering piece on "the Jew-hating Obama Administration". Whether or not they're Jew-haters, they're certainly very quiet: President Barack Obama said nothing about them publicly. His wife...
  • The Morning After ... Mark Steyn

    07/05/2014 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 30 June 2014 | Mark Steyn
    ...The great organizing principle of 21st-century American life is that everything should be fiendishly complicated. If, say, an Italian wishes to take a leak, he strolls six feet across the corridor to the bathroom and unzips. To achieve the same end in America, a Keystone pipeline-long catheter has to be inserted snaking from his underwear out the front door, down the road to his employer's human resources department, on to the chief executive at head office, across town to the micturition management services company, over to the bodily fluids evacuation insurance provider, down the railroad track to the federal bureaucracy...
  • Fighting Vainly the Old Ennui ... Mark Steyn

    06/29/2014 1:22:18 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 27 June 2014 | Mark Steyn
    On my weekly visit to The Hugh Hewitt Show yesterday, Hugh and I discussed the Clintons and their money - Bill can't stop talking about how much they have, Hillary can't stop talking about how poor they are, and poor Chelsea has declared, from her $10.5 million apartment, that she's just too, too bored by money. On Hugh's show, I put it this way:The problem here is it's a Mitt Romney problem. When Mitt ran, people talked about Bain Capital, and a lot of people couldn't understand what Bain Capital did. You know, he would talk about Staples, but everyone...
  • Letting the IRS Get Away With It ... Mark Steyn

    06/29/2014 1:11:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 28 June 2014 | Mark Steyn
    ... At any rate, ever since our suggestion that you might like to help out in this manner, we've had a steady stream of emails from readers explaining that this is all well and good but it's taxable income and what I really need to do is set up a 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 or 501(c)87 or some such as a vehicle for this campaign. To which the answer is: well, we certainly considered the possibility, and a few years ago I might have entertained the notion. But not anymore. The National Organization for Marriage, which was founded to protect the...
  • Border Guards Then and Now (Iraq)

    06/27/2014 7:07:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 June 2014 | Mark Steyn
    The Iraq/Syria border no longer exists: ISIS has simply erased the Anglo-French settlement of 1922. Jordan has just one border post with Iraq - the one I crossed all those years ago - and it's asking an awful lot of these lads to be more respectful of Jordan's sovereignty than they've been of Iraq's or Syria's. Where next? With Syrian refugees expanding the population of his country by 25 per cent, I wonder how Jordan's King Abdullah feels about being an "ally" of Obama's. Perhaps he nodded his head at the reported comments of the Polish Foreign Minister - that...
  • Hockey Sticks over Hasakah (Steyn)

    06/22/2014 1:13:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 20 June 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Following the news that global warming is to blame for those kidnapped Nigerian girls, Al Gore explains that it's also to blame for the unstoppable march of ISIS across Syria and Iraq. Fortunately, Secretary of State John Kerry has been keeping his eye on the big picture by devoting his energies to figuring out how to lower the oceans with renowned climate expert Leonardo di Caprio. It's a shame Leo's yacht is too big for the Tigris, since I'm sure he and John could settle this Iraq thing in nothing flat if they just anchored it at the Mosul Sailing...
  • Mark Steyn: Helicopters on the Roof

    06/12/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    SteynOnlIne ^ | Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    In May 2011, in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, CNN's Fareed Zakaria wrote a column headlined "Al Qaeda Is Over": The truth is this is a huge, devastating blow to al Qaeda, which had already been crippled by the Arab Spring. It is not an exaggeration to say that this is the end of al Qaeda in any meaningful sense of the word. Al Qaeda is not an organization that commands massive resources. It doesn't have a big army. It doesn't have vast reservoirs of funds that it can direct easily across the world. Zakaria is famously a...
  • I'm Gonna Quash That Mann Right Out Of My Hair (Global Warming)

    06/09/2014 1:32:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    steynonline.com ^ | 6-7-2014 | Mark Steyn
    Guest-hosting for Rush a few days ago, I said if your kid is graduating from high school this week there has been no global warming his entire life. And immediately the usual drama queens emailed that I was a know-nothing denialist. But, just to nail it down, there has been no global warming for 17 years and nine months. That's since September 1996. The High School Class of 2014 has been blessed to have lived its entire life in a warming-free world.We're supposed to ignore this nigh-on-two-decade warming "pause" because the "97 per cent scientific consensus" tell us to. But,...
  • June 6th 1944 ... Mark Steyn

    06/08/2014 12:26:49 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | June 6th 2014 | Mark Steyn
    In Dennis Sullivan's photograph above, a landing craft from HMCS Prince Henry carries Canadian troops toward Juno Beach in the early hours of D-Day. Many years ago, I spoke to someone who'd been aboard the Prince Henry's sister ship, HMCS Prince David, who talked about the subtly different dynamic among the guys on those landing craft. The Royal Canadian Navy men at the front are concerned to make their rendezvous on time: They're in the middle of the mission, and they want to complete it. The infantrymen behind them are waiting for theirs to start. As the Prince Henry recedes...
  • Inequality Before the Law ... Mark Steyn

    05/24/2014 4:11:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 May 2014 | Mark Steyn
    My former National Review shipmate Dinesh D'Souza has pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws. As part of the general sclerosis of the "justice" system, he will not be sentenced until September 23rd. If the judge operates to the sentencing guidelines, D'Souza will serve 10-16 months in jail. He will also be, unto the end of his days, a convicted "felon", and thus, depending upon what sentence he serves, unable to own a gun, and, depending upon which state he chooses to make his home, unable to run for public office and/or vote. For a $15,000 infraction. (Not 20K, as...
  • Steyn: Six Degrees of Warmerization

    05/17/2014 8:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | May 16, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Among the documents requested from me in discovery by Michael E Mann's Big Tobacco white-shoe legal team a couple of months ago was this column of mine from 2009: Here's what Phil Jones of the CRU and his colleague Michael Mann of Penn State mean by "peer review." When Climate Research published a paper dissenting from the Jones-Mann "consensus," Jones demanded that the journal "rid itself of this troublesome editor," and Mann advised that "we have to stop considering Climate Research as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer...
  • #BringBackOurBalls

    05/11/2014 10:56:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5/11/14 | Merk Steyn
    t is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week's Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared - on social media! - and that's all that matters, isn't it? Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn't actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls...
  • The Churchill Bust

    04/27/2014 2:08:03 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | April 26 2014 | Mark Styen
    Paul Weston of the Liberty GB party arrested for the following public quote of Churchill. "In The River War (1899), Winston Churchill's account of the Sudanese campaign, there's a memorable passage which I reproduce here while I'm still able to:" "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism...
  • How Now White Cowman ... Mark Steyn

    04/26/2014 2:32:07 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 95 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 25 Apr 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Like everyone else, Gavin McInnes has weighed in on Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's observations on "the Negro". Mr McInnes concludes:This isn't about some old guy's views on slavery. It's about government control. We're not saying Bundy is the messiah and we accept him as our personal savior. We're saying the government is wrong. Let's stipulate that Cliven Bundy is a racist. Let's also assume, if only to save time, that he's Islamophobic, homophobic and transphobic. So what? Does that make criticizing the Bureau of Land Management "racist" or "homophobic"?
  • Reading the Tea Leaves in Johnson County

    04/20/2014 7:33:14 AM PDT · by wildbill · 32 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | March 27 2014 | Mark Steyn
    ~On the other hand, tea-wise, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department is taking it to a whole other level. Two years ago, at 7.30 one April morning, a sleepy Bob Harte staggered to the front door of his home in Leawood, Kansas to answer a knock and found a fully-armed SWAT team outside preparing to use the battering ram. They shoved him to the floor, surrounded him with pointing rifles, and the whole rigmarole began... On the other hand, at least the Hartes and their kids are still alive. I've written often about the increasing tendency of American cops to police...
  • Happy Earth Day! Mark Steyn

    04/22/2014 1:32:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 29 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 22 Apr 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Happy Earth Day! April 22nd is the day when President Obama and the rest of the gang demonstrate their commitment to saving the planet by flying in to plant a tree somewhere. And say what you like but, when you're looking for fellows who know how to dig a huge hole, Obama and Harry Reid are pretty much at the top of the list. My township in New Hampshire is 90 per cent forested, but you can never have too many trees, so on Earth Day I always like to plant a couple more, get the tree cover in my...
  • A Show of Contempt, at Home and Abroad ... Mark Steyn

    04/20/2014 2:36:00 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Happy Easter, Happy Passover. On this Good Friday, we mark the tenth anniversary of Mel's movie, and over the weekend we'll have something with a lighter touch. Caroline Glick, my old colleague from The Jerusalem Post, has a column using a very Steynian word, "The Disappearance of America's Will": The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US's indifferent response to it. In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America's most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades.
  • So Why is Mark Steyn No Longer at National Review?

    04/19/2014 4:48:06 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 97 replies
    04.19.14 | chickensoup
    So Why is Mark Steyn No Longer at National Review? I didn't even find him in the contributing editors section. I do go to www.steynonline.com but reading Steyn was a good 40% of why I subscribe to NR.
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,Mark Steyn,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 17,2014

    04/17/2014 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
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  • The slow death of free speech

    04/16/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 20 replies
    The Spectator ^ | April 19 2014 | Mark Steyn
    How the Left, here and abroad, is trying to shut down debate — from Islam and Israel to global warming and gay marriage ... At Brandeis University, we are learning the hierarchy of the new multiculti caste system. .... In theory, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is everything the identity-group fetishists dig: female, atheist, black, immigrant. If conservative white males were to silence a secular women’s rights campaigner from Somalia, it would be proof of the Republican party’s ‘war on women’, or the encroaching Christian fundamentalist theocracy ... But when the snivelling white male who purports to be president of Brandeis (one...
  • The spread of 'debate is over' syndrome

    04/09/2014 6:28:40 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 4, 2014 | Joel Kotkin
    The ongoing trial involving journalist Mark Steyn – accused of defaming climate change theorist Michael Mann – reflects an increasingly dangerous tendency among our intellectual classes to embrace homogeneity of viewpoint. Steyn, whose column has appeared for years on these pages, may be alternatingly entertaining or over-the-top obnoxious, but the slander lawsuit against him marks a milestone in what has become a dangerously authoritarian worldview being adopted in academia, the media and large sections of the government bureaucracy.
  • Johnny, Get Your Gun-Free Zone (Mark Steyn)

    04/03/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    steynonline.com ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    I have written for years about America's absurd paramilitarized bureaucracy: the federal Secretary of Education who employs not a single teacher but is the only education minister in the western world with his own SWAT team; Virginia's beverage regulators with their crack sparkling waterboarding team; USDA's Bunny Team Six; Wisconsin's Deer Team Six; the IRS agents ready to take out your W2 with an AR-15... Apparently the only government department without a military force at its disposal is the military. So when a lone shooter opens up at an army base, Fort Shock'n'Awe has to call 911 and "shelter in...
  • Islam and the Rest of Us ... Mark Steyn

    03/15/2014 3:23:42 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    Steyn online ^ | 14 Mar 2014 | Mark Steyn
    A couple of days ago, you'll recall, we featured current controversies over a metal cross retrieved from the rubble at Ground Zero, and a roadside cross marking a fatal accident in Lake Elsinore, California. American Atheists and the American Humanist Association are suing over both outrageous provocations. On the other hand, as far as I'm aware, American atheists and humanists have no plans to bring any separation-of-church-and-state suits against the City of Minneapolis, for its observance at City Hall last month of "Hijab Day". Female members of the city council wore the hijab, as did the Chief of Police, Janeé...
  • What Kind of Fool am I?

    03/24/2014 7:56:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | Mark Steyn
    Ever since I ended my joint representation with National Review and fired my lawyers on Boxing Day, the endlessly reprised refrain has been that "Mark Steyn has a fool for a client". As I wrote here: That's an old English joke, of course. Circa 18th century, I believe, when English life was very lightly lawyered. Whether it applies a quarter-millennium on in a sclerotic dungheap of a system that, as my old boss Conrad Black likes to point out, employs as many lawyers as the rest of the planet combined, who between them invoice ten per cent of GDP is...
  • Will Steyn now Stick it the O’Sullivan Way to Climate Fraudster Michael Mann?

    03/23/2014 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Twotone · 51 replies
    Principia Scientific International ^ | March 18, 2014 | John O'Sullivan
    Good news! As I predicted four years ago, alarmist climate scientist, Michael Mann’s gambit of using the courts to silence debate about his faked “hockey stick” graph is backfiring spectacularly. 17 mainstream media outlets now agree Mann should put up or shut up.
  • The Charge of the Lightweight Brigade ... Mark Steyn

    03/22/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 36 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 20 Mar 2014 | Mark Steyn
    I heard the "leader of the free world" on the radio this morning speaking from the White House on Russia's annexation of the Crimea. President Obama's big thought was about the "choices that the Russian government has made". It was delivered in the condescending tone of a grade-school guidance counselor lecturing Little Vladdy on the "bad choices" he kept making, and what's more "choices that have been rejected by..." Stand well back! "...the international community". Other than that, the President announced he was imposing "sanctions" for more individuals in the Russian government thinking of visiting Disneyland or opening a savings...
  • Beyond Europe ... Mark Steyn

    03/19/2014 6:40:58 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Mark Steyn
    On Saturday, I spoke to the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire. I was one of the last of a bazillion speakers over two days, many of whom - Bobby Jindal, for example - had pointed out how serious things are by offering some variant of the warning that, if we're not careful, we'll wind up like Europe. So I tried to explain that, by most measures, America is already way beyond Europe, and significantly worse than other English-speaking nations in the New World (Canada, Australia, New Zealand). From the OECD's 2011 edition of Government At A Glance,...
  • The Silent Star. ... Mark Steyn

    03/02/2014 3:46:52 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 1March 2014 | Mark Steyn
    It's pre-Oscar night at SteynOnline. We're celebrating with The Oscar for Best Oscar Speech, and a look back ten years to A Great Night for British-ish Film. But from the Sunday Telegraph corner of the Steyn archives here's my profile of the man without whom none of this would be possible:He's short. He's muscular. He has no private parts. No, not Tom Cruise. We're talking about one of that select handful of silver screen legends recognised instantly by their first name alone: Brad, Barbra, Arnie... and Oscar. He's Hollywood's most indestructible star, unless your chauffeur accidentally reverses over him in...
  • Where The Action Is

    03/07/2014 7:11:21 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 48 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 3/7/2014 | Mark Steyn
    People keep asking me whom I favor for the 2016 Republican nomination. I politely demur — and not just because it's almost three years till Election Day, and at this stage in the 2008 cycle I'm not sure I'd ever heard of Barack Obama. As a resident of a New Hampshire township with more than 37 people, I don't have to seek out presidential candidates; they're there at the inn and the general store and the diner and the Grange. I've seen enough next-presidents-of-the-United-States for several lifetimes: Phil Gramm, Pete Wilson, Bob Dornan, Elizabeth Dole, Orrin Hatch, Gary Bauer, Lamar...
  • Where The Action Is

    03/07/2014 4:41:48 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    People keep asking me whom I favor for the 2016 Republican nomination. I politely demur — and not just because it's almost three years till Election Day, and at this stage in the 2008 cycle I'm not sure I'd ever heard of Barack Obama. As a resident of a New Hampshire township with more than 37 people, I don't have to seek out presidential candidates; they're there at the inn and the general store and the diner and the Grange. I've seen enough next-presidents-of-the-United-States for several lifetimes: Phil Gramm, Pete Wilson, Bob Dornan, Elizabeth Dole, Orrin Hatch, Gary Bauer, Lamar...
  • The Gag Order Heard Round The World

    03/05/2014 9:12:44 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 19 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 3/5/14 | Mark Steyn
    I've been told by various experts in America's "justice" system that I shouldn't risk incurring the wrath of judges by talking about them. We'll see how that pans out. But I'm heartened by the stirring example of Lou Pelletier, a Connecticut father who took his sick daughter to hospital in Boston only to have her kidnapped by the tinpot tyrants of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. That was a year ago. Since then he has been under a "gag order" imposed by Suffolk County judge Joseph Johnston. Initially, Mr Pelletier abided by the terms of the gag order,...