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  • Mark Steyn: Obama redefines 'Green Zone'

    06/08/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by radioone · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | June 8, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee a few days ago – that's 60 years on the throne. Just to put it in perspective, she's been queen since Harry S. Truman was president. At any rate, her jubilee has been a huge success, save for a few churlish republicans in various corners of Her Majesty's realms from London to Toronto to Sydney pointing out how absurd it is for grown citizens to be fawning over a distant head of state who lives in a fabulous, glittering cocoon entirely disconnected from ordinary life. Which brings us to President Obama.
  • Give-and-Take ... Mark Steyn

    06/06/2012 2:05:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 2 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 June 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Some years ago in this space, I cited a famous Gerald Ford line he liked to use when trying to ingratiate himself with conservative audiences: "A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have." And I posited an alternative thesis: A government big enough to give you everything you want isn't big enough to get you to give any of it back. That's what the political class of Europe's cradle-to-grave welfare states have spent the last three years doing: trying to persuade their electorates to give some of it back....
  • Mark Steyn: Twilight of the West

    06/02/2012 10:32:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 2, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    The Eurovision Song Contest doesn’t get a lot of attention in the United States, but on the Continent it’s long been seen as the perfect Euro-metaphor. Years before the euro came along, it was the prototype pan-European institution, and predicated on the same assumptions. Eurovision took the national cultures that produced Mozart, Vivaldi, and Debussy, and in return gave us “Boom-Bang-a-Bang” (winner, 1969), “Ding-Ding-a-Dong” (winner, 1975), and “Diggi-Loo-Diggi-Ley” (winner, 1984). The euro took the mark, the lira, and the franc, and merged them to create the “Boom-Bang-a-Bang” of currencies. How will it all end? One recalls the 1990 Eurovision finals...
  • It's Not Our World ... Mark Steyn

    05/31/2012 5:54:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 May 2012 | Mark Steyn
    There is a great deal of ruin in a nation, and even more of it in the nation's publishing catalogue. Robert Kagan has noticed the resurgence of declinism; he doesn't care for it; and The World America Made is his response to it. For the record, I am not a declinist: I'm way beyond that, and am more of a collapsist, as may be adjudged from the title of my own contribution to the genre, After America, and even more from its subtitle, "Get Ready for Armageddon." As I'm always at pains to point out, an author doesn't get into...
  • Mark Steyn: The Facebook Caliphate

    05/26/2012 11:08:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 26, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    So how’s that old Arab Spring going? You remember — the “Facebook Revolution.” As I write, they’re counting the votes in Egypt’s presidential election, so by the time you read this the pecking order may have changed somewhat. But currently in first place is the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi, who in an inspiring stump speech before the students of Cairo University the other night told them, “Death in the name of Allah is our goal.” Like! In second place is the military’s man Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister and a man who in... --snip-- No one should...
  • Mark Steyn: Eternally shifting sands of Obama's biography

    05/18/2012 2:28:19 PM PDT · by radioone · 60 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5-18-12 | Mark Steyn
    It used to be a lot simpler. As E.C. Bentley deftly summarized it in 1905: "Geography is about maps, But Biography is about chaps." But that was then, and now Biography is also about maps. For example, have you ever thought it would be way cooler to have been born in colonial Kenya? Whoa, that sounds like crazy Birther talk; don't go there! But Breitbart News did, and it turns out that the earliest recorded example of Birtherism is from the president's own literary agent, way back in 1991, in the official bio of her exciting new author: "Barack Obama,...
  • The Spirit of Geert Wilders [Steyn]

    05/14/2012 5:32:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 37 replies
    nationalreview.com/ ^ | May 14, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    When I was asked to write a foreword to Geert Wilders’ new book, my first reaction, to be honest, was to pass. Mr. Wilders lives under 24/7 armed guard because significant numbers of motivated people wish to kill him, and it seemed to me, as someone who’s attracted more than enough homicidal attention over the years, that sharing space in these pages was likely to lead to an uptick in my own death threats. Who needs it? Why not just plead too crowded a schedule and suggest the author try elsewhere? I would imagine Geert Wilders gets quite a lot...
  • Composite Americans (Mark Steyn)

    05/05/2012 9:03:28 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-4-2012 | Mark Steyn - Commentary
    <p>But being yourself is never going to be enough in the new composite America. Last week, in an election campaign ad, Barack revealed his latest composite girlfriend — “Julia.” She’s worse than the old New York girlfriend. She can’t even be herself. In fact, she can’t be anything without massive assistance from Barack every step of the way, from his “Head Start” program at the age of three through to his Social Security benefits at the age of 67. Everything good in her life she owes to him. When she writes her memoir, it will be thanks to a subvention from the Federal Publishing Assistance Program for Chronically Dependent Women but you’ll love it: Sweet Dreams from My Sugar Daddy. She’s what the lawyers would call “non composite mentis.” She’s not competent to do a single thing for herself — and, from Barack’s point of view, that’s exactly what he’s looking for in a woman, if only for a one-night stand on a Tuesday in early November.</p>
  • Mark Steyn: Fauxcahontas and the melting pot

    05/04/2012 4:45:30 PM PDT · by radioone · 36 replies
    OCregister ^ | 5-4-12 | Mark Steyn
    Have you dated a composite woman? They're America's hottest new demographic. As with all the really cool stuff, Barack Obama was doing it years before the rest of us. In "Dreams from My Father," the world's all-time most-unread bestseller, he spills the inside dope on his composite white girlfriend: "When we got back to the car she started crying. She couldn't be black, she said. She would if she could, but she couldn't. She could only be herself, and wasn't that enough..."
  • Middle Class Mick ... Mark Steyn

    05/01/2012 11:07:18 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 1 May 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Midway through a Julie Burchill column in the Guardian bemoaning the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, I was startled to learn the following: Although fewer than 10 percent of British children attend private schools, their alumni make up over 60 percent of the acts on the U.K. pop charts. Twenty years ago, it was 1 percent. There's always been a bit of this, of course: Mick Jagger went to the London School of Economics and made more money singing the songs of hardscrabble Mississippi bluesmen than the gnarled old-timers who'd lived those lyrics could ever dream of. But he was "middle class"...
  • Mark Steyn: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Entertainment

    04/30/2012 5:18:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    <p>I share John Hinderaker’s general line on the general loathsomeness of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – I dislike both the self-flattering fake self-deprecation of the pols and the fawning defanged jabs of the comics. A ghastly business. But I also share his appreciation for the only novel aspect of last night’s affair. My weekend column addressed Romney’s dog-transporting and Obama’s dog-eating – the former referenced by New York Times columnist Gail Collins some four dozen or so times, the latter not at all by her or any other Times bigshot. And yet there was the President of the United States up on stage doing dog-eating shtick in front of the nation. That represents an amazingly swift victory for the man who, all but entirely via Twitter, injected the topic into the public discourse – Jim Treacher.</p>
  • Democrats Light Themselves Pair Of Exploding Cigars

    04/27/2012 6:06:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 27, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    A couple of days ago, Obama campaign top dog David Axelrod threw in the towel on the dog war. "I thought it was a little absurd to talk about what the president had done as a 10-year-old boy," he sniffed to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, which is as near as the suddenly sheepish attack dog will ever get to conceding that Barack Obama is the first dog-eating president in the history of the republic. For those coming late to the feud, the Democrats started it, assiduously promoting accounts of a 1983 Romney vacation to Canada in which the family pooch Seamus...
  • Mark Steyn: Grope and Change

    04/21/2012 10:04:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 21, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Unlike the government of the United States, I can’t claim any hands-on experience with Colombian hookers. But I was impressed by the rates charged by Miss Dania Suarez, and even more impressed by the U.S. Secret Service’s response to them. Cartagena’s most famous “escort” costs $800. For purposes of comparison, you can book Eliot Spitzer’s “escort” for $300. Yet, on the cold grey fiscally conservative morning after the wild socially liberal night before, Dania’s Secret Service agent offered her a mere $28. Twenty-eight bucks! What a remarkably precise sum. Thirty dollars less a federal handling fee? Why isn’t this guy...
  • Mark Steyn: Exodus (The Second End of European Jewry)

    04/18/2012 12:48:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 4/17/2012 | Mark Steyn
    ...If the flow of information is really controlled by Jews, as the Reverend Jeremiah Wright assured his students at the Chicago Theological Seminary a year or two back, you'd think they'd be a little better at making their media minions aware of one of the bleakest stories of the early 21st century: the extinguishing of what's left of Jewish life in Europe. It would seem to me that the first reaction, upon hearing of a Jewish school shooting, would be to put it in the context of the other targeted schools, synagogues, community centers, and cemeteries. And yet liberal American...
  • Re: Derb (Mark Steyn defends him)

    04/09/2012 1:11:54 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | April 9, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    <p>I didn’t agree with Derb on many things, from Ron Paul and talk radio to God and science. For his part, he reckoned I was a bit of a wimp on what he called “the Great Unmentionables.” He thought that neuroscientists and geneticists’ understanding of race trumped my touching belief in “culture.” I’m not so sure: Why is Haiti Haiti and Barbados Barbados? Why is India India and Pakistan Pakistan? Skin color and biological determinism don’t get you very far on that.</p>
  • Mark Steyn: Wait and see how flexible Obama will be

    04/08/2012 9:28:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    OC Register ^ | 6 Apr 2012 | Mark Steyn
    As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby observed in "The Road To Bali": "He gets his shirts straight from ParisCigarettes from the Nile He talks like a highbrow But he plays Chicago style..." I've no idea where President Barack Obama gets his shirts and smokes, but he certainly talks like a highbrow, sufficiently so to persuade presidential historian Michael Beschloss to pronounce him the day after the 2008 election "the smartest president ever." Yet, in the end, he plays Chicago style. You can take the community organizer out of Chicago, but you can't take the Chicago out of the community organizer....
  • Our Contemptuous President [Mark Steyn]

    04/07/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/7/2012 | Mark Steyn
    As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby observed in Road to Bali:He gets his shirts straight from Paris Cigarettes from the Nile He talks like a highbrow But he plays Chicago style . . . I’ve no idea where President Obama gets his shirts and smokes, but he certainly talks like a highbrow, sufficiently so to persuade presidential historian Michael Beschloss to pronounce him the day after the 2008 election “the smartest president ever.” Yet, in the end, he plays Chicago style. You can take the community organizer out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of the community...
  • Will Justice Kennedy Swing Toward Fundamental Change?

    03/30/2012 4:13:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | March 30, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    Since the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor, Swingin' Anthony Kennedy has been the swingingest swinger on the Supreme Court, the big Numero Cinco on all those 5-4 white-knuckle nail-biting final scores. So naturally court observers have been paying close attention to his interventions in the ObamaCare oral arguments. So far he doesn't sound terribly persuaded by the administration's line: "The government is saying that the federal government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases, and that changes the relationship of the federal government to...
  • Gradual insolvency about to speed up

    03/24/2012 1:33:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 2+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | March 24, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    "We are headed for the most predictable economic crisis in history," says Paul Ryan. And he's right. But precisely because it's so predictable the political class has already discounted it. Which is why a plan for pie now and spinach later, maybe even two decades later, is the only real menu on the table. There's a famous exchange in Hemingway's "A Place In The Sun." Someone asks Mike Campbell, "How did you go bankrupt?" "Two ways," he replies. "Gradually, then suddenly." We've been going through the gradual phase so long, we're kinda used to it. But it's coming to an...
  • The Sun Also Sets ... Mark Steyn

    03/25/2012 5:15:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    NRO ^ | 24 March 2012 | Mark Steyn
    I was in Australia earlier this month and there, as elsewhere on my recent travels, the consensus among the politicians I met (at least in private) was that Washington lacked the will for meaningful course correction, and that, therefore, the trick was to ensure that, when the behemoth goes over the cliff, you’re not dragged down with it. It is faintly surreal to be sitting in paneled offices lined by formal portraits listening to eminent persons who assume the collapse of the dominant global power is a fait accompli. “I don’t feel America is quite a First World country anymore,”...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, March 23, 2012

    03/23/2012 9:06:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    EIB Network ^ | March 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Lather, Rinse, and Repeat

    03/22/2012 6:30:16 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 23 replies · 2+ views
    NRO ^ | 22 mar 2012 | Mark Steyn
    The killer of French schoolchildren and soldiers turns out to be a man called Mohammed Merah. The story can now proceed according to time-honored tradition: Stage One: The strange compulsion to assure us that the killer is a “right wing conservative extremist,” in the words of NRO commenter ExpatAsia, echoed by Chrisman and Galt’s Bain. Up north, this view was shared by Canada’s most prominent establishment Jew and the Liberal Party attack poodle Warren Kinsella (whom NR readers may recall from my free-speech cover story, which mentioned the groveling apology he was forced to make to “the Chinese community” after...
  • Obama’s History Lesson [Mark Steyn]

    03/18/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 35 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/17/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Our lesson for today comes from George and Ira Gershwin:       They all laughed at Christopher Columbus        When he said the world was round        They all laughed when Edison recorded sound        They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother        When they said that man could fly        They told Marconi wireless was a phony . . . Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sang it in the film Shall We Dance? (1937). Seventy-five years on, the president revived it to tap dance around his rising gas prices and falling approval numbers. Delivering his big speech on energy at...
  • Obama Mangles History To Defend His Poor Record

    03/16/2012 5:00:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 16, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    Our lesson for today comes from George and Ira Gershwin: "They all laughed at Christopher Columbus/When he said the world was round/They all laughed when Edison recorded sound/They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother/When they said that man could fly/They told Marconi wireless was a phony ..." Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sang it in the 1937 film "Shall We Dance?" Seventy-five years on, the president revived it to tap-dance around his rising gas prices and falling approval numbers. Delivering his big speech on energy at Prince George's Community College, he insisted the American economy will be going gangbusters...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Monday, March 12, 2012

    03/12/2012 8:03:56 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 114 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 03/12/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • The Fluke Charade - Why should we have to fund a middle-aged schoolgirl’s sex life?

    03/11/2012 10:57:45 AM PDT · by Marguerite · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | March 10, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    As I understand it, Sandra Fluke is a young coed who attends Georgetown Law, and recently testified before Congress. Oh, wait, no. Update: It wasn’t a congressional hearing; the Democrats just got it up to look like one, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here in the barn, and providing a cardboard set for the world premiere of Miss Fluke Goes to Washington, with full supporting cast led by Chuck Schumer strolling in through the French windows in tennis whites and drawling, “Anyone for bull****?” Oh, and the “young coed” turns out to...
  • Mark Steyn: Miss Fluke goes to Washington

    03/10/2012 4:21:50 AM PST · by radioone · 43 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3-9-12 | Mark Steyn
    When even casual sex requires a state welfare program, you're pretty much done for.I'm writing this from Australia, so, if I'm not quite up to speed on recent events in the United States, bear with me – the telegraph updates are a bit slow here in the bush. As I understand it, Sandra Fluke is a young coed who attends Georgetown Law and recently testified before Congress. Oh, wait, no. Update: It wasn't a congressional hearing; the Democrats just got it up to look like one, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here...
  • The Fluke Charade: A Middle-Age Child's Nutty Demand

    03/09/2012 4:32:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 9, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    I'm writing this from Australia, so, if I'm not quite up to speed on recent events in the United States, bear with me — the telegraph updates are a bit slow here in the bush. As I understand it, Sandra Fluke is a young coed who attends Georgetown Law, and recently testified before Congress. Oh, wait, no. Update: It wasn't a Congressional hearing; the Democrats just got it up to look like one, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here in the barn, and providing a cardboard set for the world premiere of...
  • 'Die, die Foreigners!' [Mark Steyn]

    03/03/2012 2:20:47 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/3/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Say what you like about Afghans, but they’re admirably straightforward. The mobs outside the bases enflamed over the latest Western affront to their exquisitely refined cultural sensitivities couldn’t put it any plainer: “Die, die, foreigners!” And foreigners do die. USAF Lieutenant Colonel John Loftis, 44, and Army Major Robert Marchanti II, 48, lost their lives not on some mission out on the far horizon in wild tribal lands in the dead of night but in the offices of the Afghan Interior Ministry. In a “secure room” that required a numerical code to access. Gunned down by an Afghan “intelligence officer.”...
  • (Vanity) Rush Limbaugh & EIB-Proxy Mark Stein : Why savagely pro-Santorum and anti-Newt Gingrich ?

    03/01/2012 9:11:00 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 56 replies · 4+ views
    http://www.Engineering-Excellence.US ^ | 2012-03-01 | Patton@Bastogne, Free Republic Member since 1998
    . Let's start with this news quote posted at Free Republic today (Thursday, 2012-03-01) coming from the Rick Santorum Campaign: Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race. First, I'm a Newt Gingrich guy (Rush) ... Second ... "if" I was a Rick Santorum, that (above) remark by a key Santorum strategist would scare the "daylights" out of me ... Why ? It is "clearly" delusional thinking ... That's a "very bad" way to run a campaign ... very bad, indeed ... "If" Rick Santorum goes to sleep every night ... with his final...
  • The all-you-can-eat salad bar of rights ... Mark Steyn

    02/26/2012 8:33:13 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    OC Register ^ | 26 Feb 2012 | Mark Steyn
    CNN's John King did his best the other night, producing a question from one of his viewers: "Since birth control is the latest hot topic, which candidate believes in birth control, and if not, why?"To their credit, no Republican candidate was inclined to accept the premise of the question. King might have done better to put the issue to Danica Patrick. For some reason, Michelle Fields of The Daily Caller sought the views of the NASCAR driver and Sports Illustrated swimwear model about "the Obama administration's dictate that religious employers provide health care plans that cover contraceptives." Miss Patrick, a...
  • The Perversion of Rights [Mark Steyn]

    02/25/2012 7:58:24 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/25/2012 | Mark Steyn
    CNN’s John King did his best the other night, producing a question from one of his viewers: “Since birth control is the latest hot topic, which candidate believes in birth control, and if not, why?” To their credit, no Republican candidate was inclined to accept the premise of the question. King might have done better to put the issue to Danica Patrick. For some reason, Michelle Fields of the Daily Caller sought the views of the NASCAR driver and Sports Illustrated swimwear model about “the Obama administration’s dictate that religious employers provide health-care plans that cover contraceptives.” Miss Patrick, a...
  • Contraception Misdirection [Mark Steyn]

    02/18/2012 3:18:37 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/18/2012 | Mark Steyn
    A universal birth-control mandate is a curious priority for a dying republic.Have you seen the official White House version of what the New York Times headline writers call “A Responsible Budget”? My favorite bit is Chart 5-1 on page 58 of their 500-page appendix on “Analytical Perspectives.” This is entitled “Publicly Held Debt Under 2013 Budget Policy Projections.” It’s a straight line going straight up before disappearing off the top right-hand corner of the graph in the year 2084 ...
  • The Church of Obama [Mark Steyn]

    02/11/2012 7:32:07 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/11/2012 | Mark Steyn
    <p>Announcing his support for Commissar Sebelius’s edicts on contraception, sterilization, and pharmacological abortion, that noted theologian the Most Reverend Al Sharpton explained: “If we are going to have a separation of church and state, we’re going to have a separation of church and state.”</p>
  • In Depth with Mark Steyn

    02/09/2012 5:34:50 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    C-SPAN BookTV ^ | February 5, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Author and columnist Mark Steyn talked about topics such as American culture, free speech, terrorism, the economy, and the worldwide demographic shift to Muslims. He responded to telephone calls and electronic commmunications. Mark Steyn is a regular guest host of Rush Limbaugh's radio show, a visiting fellow in journalism at Hillsdale College, and the author of nine books: Broadway Babies Say Goodnight: Musicals Then and Now (1997); The Face of the Tiger: And Other Tales from the New War (2002); From Head to Toe: An Anatomical Anthology (2004); America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It (2006);...
  • The NOT Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Monday, February 6, 2012 (MARK STEYN HOSTS)

    02/06/2012 8:25:53 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 182 replies
    2/06/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Happy Birthday, Mr. President
  • Mark Steyn Live on C-Span2 Right Now

    02/05/2012 9:30:59 AM PST · by Intolerant in NJ · 5 replies
    C-Span2 | 5 February, 2012
    Mark Steyn, author of "America Alone" and other conservative writings, is appearing right now on this month's In-Depth from C-Span2 - program will run to 3:00PM Eastern (with taped repeats tonight) and is live with Steyn discussing his works and answering questions from viewers via email and phone callins.......
  • Mark Steyn: Komen has its awareness raised

    02/04/2012 4:49:27 AM PST · by rhema · 67 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/3/12 | Mark Steyn
    [ . . . . ] Liberals take the same view as the proprietors of the Dar al-Islam: Once they hold this land, they hold it forever. Notwithstanding that those who give to the Foundation are specifically giving to support breast cancer research, Komen could not be permitted to get away with disrespecting Big Abortion. We don't want to return to the bad old days of the back alley, when a poor vulnerable person who made the mistake of stepping out of line had to be forced into the shadows and have the realities explained to them with a tire...
  • Mark Steyn: So Obama wants to be his “brother’s keeper”? I have an idea for him!

    02/03/2012 1:50:42 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    HotAir ^ | February 3, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    In the midst of espousing Biblical principles at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, Barack Obama made a point to say, “We are our brother’s keeper.” Interesting that he used the collective “we” — and made no mention of his actual brother or of his responsibilities to him. Yesterday evening, author Mark Steyn filled in the gaps in the president’s speech: “Oh give me a break,” Steyn said on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Thursday night. “For a start, when he says, ‘I am my brother’s keeper,’ his brother is back in Kenya living on $12 a year. That’s what he...
  • Re: What is Wrong with This Guy? (Guy = Romney)

    02/01/2012 9:21:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | February 1, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Jonah, I agree with you on the general tin-ear of Romney. He’s extremely un-nimble on the stump, which means that Republicans will be gambling that he can be sufficiently insulated and managed across the finish line without offering up any campaign-detonating hostage to fortune.
  • Mark Steyn On The Problem With Prescriptions And Newt's Moon Race

    01/29/2012 9:16:09 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 27 Jan 2012 | Mark Steyn
    EM: And I get a chance to talk to Mark Steyn, Columnist To the World at www.steynonline.com. Mark, great to speak with you tonight. MS: Hey, great to be with you, Ed. EM: Now I want to get to the race, and I want to get to the Moon as well. I really want to get to the Moon, but before we go there, Mark, I have to tell you, you have a great column this week on Sick Nation. And the reason why I say this, over at www.steynonline.com, also at National Review, is because I can relate to...
  • Mark Steyn: Sorry, Newt. Only the debt ceiling will reach the moon

    01/29/2012 9:05:14 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    OC Register ^ | 29 Jan 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Had I been asked to deliver the State of the Union address, it would not have delayed your dinner plans: "The State of our Union is broke, heading for bankrupt, and total collapse shortly thereafter. Thank you and goodnight! You've been a terrific crowd!" I gather that Americans prefer something a little more upbeat, so one would not begrudge a speechwriter fluffing it up by holding out at least the possibility of some change of fortune, however remote. Instead, President Obama assured us at great length that nothing is going to change, not now, not never. Indeed the Union's state...
  • The State of Our Union Is Broke

    01/28/2012 5:31:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 28,2012 | Mark Steyn
    Had I been asked to deliver the State of the Union address, it would not have delayed your dinner plans: “The State of our Union is broke, heading for bankrupt, and total collapse shortly thereafter. Thank you and goodnight! You’ve been a terrific crowd!” An honest leader would feel he owed it to the citizenry to impress upon them one central truth — that we can’t have any new programs because we’ve spent all the money. It’s gone. The cupboard is bare. What’s Obama’s plan to restock it? “Right now, Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary,”...
  • The Stupidity of Broke

    01/26/2012 3:36:27 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 2 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 1/15/12 | Noman
    Mark Steyn has written an apocalyptic best-seller that every Conservative wishes didn't need to be written. Because scales covered the eyes of the American electorate in 2006 and 2008, it chose a government on the basis of hot air and hope rather than reality and reason. Consequently, America is racing full throttle over the edge of a cliff. Steyn makes a number of observations in the prologue that are worth sharing. The first is about America's moral crisis, and its connection to the Armageddon awaiting us. [quote] When government spends on the scale Washington's got used to, that's not a...
  • Our Sick State ... Mark Steyn

    01/26/2012 6:08:52 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 25 Jan 2012 | Mark steyn
    A couple of months back, I was with a friend of mine when she suddenly collapsed and I found myself having to run her to the emergency room. After a fairly harrowing 14 hours, the hospital released her, the doctor writing her a prescription for the still-very-intense pain she was in. So we stopped at her local Kinney Drugs in Vermont. Despite having been called in by the doc, the prescription wasn't ready. Come back in an hour. Heigh-ho. So we left it an hour and a half, and then, not wishing to make another pointless trip, called the pharmacy...
  • The NOT Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    01/24/2012 8:34:30 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 96 replies
    Mark Styen
    Mark Sten is in for Rush today....
  • The Man Who Gave Us Newt

    01/22/2012 4:55:48 PM PST · by Dysart · 72 replies
    NRO-The Corner ^ | Mark Steyn
    The nature of this peculiar primary season – the reason it seems at odds with both the 2009-2010 political narrative and the seriousness of the times – was determined by Mitt Romney. Even if you don’t mind RomneyCare, or the abortion flip-flop, or any of the rest, there’s a more basic problem: He’s not a natural campaigner, and on the stump he instinctively recoils from any personal connection with the voters. So, in compensation, he’s bought himself a bunch of A-list advisors and a lavish campaign. He is, as he likes to say, the only candidate with experience in the...
  • The Sinking of the West

    01/21/2012 9:24:39 AM PST · by Shery · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | January 21, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Abe Greenwald of Commentary magazine tweets: Is there any chance that Mark Steyn won’t use the Italian captain fleeing the sinking ship as the lead metaphor in a column on EU collapse? Oh, dear. You’ve got to get up early in the morning to beat me to civilizational-collapse metaphors. Been there, done that. See page 185 of my most recent book, where I contrast the orderly, dignified, and moving behavior of those on the Titanic (the ship, not the mendacious Hollywood blockbuster) with that manifested in more recent disasters. There was no orderly evacuation from the Costa Concordia, just chaos...
  • (Mark Steyn) The End Of Social Norms, From The Titanic To The Concordia

    01/20/2012 7:35:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 20, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    Abe Greenwald of Commentary magazine tweets: "Is there any chance that Mark Steyn won't use the Italian captain fleeing the sinking ship as the lead metaphor in a column on EU collapse?" Oh, dear. You've got to get up early in the morning to beat me to civilizational-collapse metaphors. Been there, done that. See page 185 of my most recent book, where I contrast the orderly, dignified and moving behavior of those on the Titanic (the ship, not the mendacious Hollywood blockbuster) with that manifested in more recent disasters. There was no orderly evacuation from the Costa Concordia, just chaos...
  • Rick Wronged

    01/20/2012 9:05:27 AM PST · by passionfruit · 37 replies
    NRO, The Corner ^ | 1/19/2010 | Mark Steyn
    As I think about it, the inability of the boobs who run the Iowa caucuses to declare reliably a winner until over two weeks after voting is not a small thing. Obviously, a couple of dozen votes one way or another is statistically insignificant, but then so, in Iowa, are the total votes: 121,000-and-something Iowans participated in the Republican caucuses and they have more say over the presidential nominating process than all 37 million Californians. So they could at least get it right, and in a timely manner. The horse-race headlines matter. Just nine days ago, the bigfoot media line...