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  • When Harry Met Hillary

    09/15/2017 9:36:27 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 14 sep 2017 | Mark Steyn
    ...here's a piece we get a ton of requests for - although I thought we might be able to retire it round about 9.57pm on election night last November, when personal-appearance rates for the impressive roster of Clinton Foundation public speakers were dramatically slashed. Nevertheless, with Mrs Clinton back on the book-tour circuit to fleece the glass-ceiling rubes one last time, here's what I wrote way back when on the publication on what I believe was one of the first of her many memoirs. This column was written in June 2003 and is anthologized in my book The [Un]documented Mark...
  • Dreams, Delusions and Duplicity

    09/06/2017 10:24:18 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | September 6, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Between you and me, I'm in favor of deporting every single Dreamer just because of the stupid name "Dreamer". Failing that, I'm in favor of deporting Senators-for-Life Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch who sponsored the original "DREAM Act", which failed. That's to say, despite repeated efforts over the course of this century, it has not become law. It's not an act, it's a bill - and a flop bill, which means it's just a pile of moldering papers sitting somewhere in the basement of the Orrin Hatch Archive and Senatorial Library soon to be built in Utah. Readers will know...
  • Candle in the Wind

    09/03/2017 4:26:06 PM PDT · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | September 3, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    This last week marked two decades since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. As a footnote to my thoughts on the anniversary, it seemed appropriate to recall the event's omnipresent musical accompaniment - and worldwide smash hit: Goodbye, Norma Jean Though I never knew you at all... No, wait a minute. Make that: Goodbye, England's rose May you ever grow in our hearts... Way back when for our Song of the Week #5, "Bette Davis Eyes", we considered the question of songs about real people. But this week's song has the unique distinction of being about not one flesh-and-...
  • The Transfiguration of Diana

    09/01/2017 2:51:13 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 57 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 30 Aug 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Two decades ago today - Saturday August 30th 1997 - the ex-wife of the heir to the throne flew in to Paris with her new Egyptian boyfriend after a Mediterranean holiday on his yacht. They dined at his dad's showpiece, the Ritz, and shortly after midnight left via the rear entrance and got into a Mercedes driven by the hotel's deputy head of security. He was drunk, and in the underpass at the Place d'Alma he lost control of the car. Diana, Princess of Wales was pronounced dead at 4am on Sunday August 31st. She was 36. The clip below...
  • The Totalitarianism of the Now

    08/29/2017 11:27:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 29, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    That sinking feeling I had thought the floodwaters of Texas had at least momentarily submerged the left's war on history. But I see a Hillary Clinton staffer called Logan Anderson has been triggered by a white man with a Confederate flag on his boat rescuing black people in Houston. At one time, this would have been a heartwarming story - like the Brits and the Krauts playing footie in no man's land at Christmas 1914. Why, look! Houston's oldest surviving Confederate general is recognizing our shared humanity by taking his boat to rescue the children of his former plantation slaves!...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 21-25,2017

    08/21/2017 8:08:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon And WELCOME To The Rush Limbaugh Show Subs!
  • Mark Steyn: The Left Is Making an Organized Attempt to Say If You Don’t Vote Democrat, You’re a Nazi

    08/21/2017 7:56:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 53 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEFF POOR
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” conservative commentator Mark Steyn argued the actual goal of some of those among counter-protesters at events held to promote free speech or the preservation of some historical monuments wasn’t against the real focus of those events. Instead, he said it was to label those that don’t vote Democrat or that voted for Trump as “Nazi.”
  • Steyn Blasts Chelsea Clinton: 'If the Confederacy is 'Lucifer', Its Church is (Trunc)

    08/19/2017 8:14:46 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Fox News Tucker Carlson ^ | 18 Aug, 2017 | Tucker Carlson Tonight
    Full title:Steyn Blasts Chelsea Clinton: 'If the Confederacy is 'Lucifer', Its Church is the Dem Party' Mark Steyn criticized former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton for what he saw as hypocrisy in her objection to Confederate monuments. Clinton appeared to compare keeping statues erected of Confederates and slaveowners like Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson to a Christian church featuring a Lucifer statue. She said that Lucifer "rebelled against God," but unlike in the formerly-rebellious South, "I've never been in a church with a Lucifer statue." "I don't think she's very sound on the theology or the history," Steyn said....
  • Umbrellas in the Rain

    08/18/2017 12:28:35 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 17 Aug 2017 | Mark Steyn
    The latest European terrorist attack - by Barcelone wolves - hit a country that made a conscious choice thirteen years ago to opt for a quiet life. So much for that. One of the psychological changes that has happened since the Madrid bombings of 2004 is that Spaniards and other Europeans now accept, albeit mostly implicitly, that this is less to do with foreign policy, or foreign soldiering, than with domestic matters, such as immigration and multiculturalism. I'll have more to say on this subject with Tucker Carlson live on Fox News on Friday evening at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. Meanwhile,...
  • Coup d'état profond

    08/08/2017 6:53:45 AM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 7, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    On this 200th day of the Trump Administration, the 45th presidency is under assault as few legitimately elected governments in free stable nations have ever been. The weapon of choice is, as Jeff Sessions' Justice Department has very belatedly recognized, the leak. There are three kinds of leak: The first is the palace-intrigue stuff: Spicer loathes Scaramucci, Scaramucci hates Priebus, Priebus despises Bannon, etc. The second is the drip-drip-drip of the "Russia investigation": Robert Mueller has empaneled a grand jury, he's looking into eight-year-old Trump property deals, he's going to flip Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort... The third is the...
  • How Did Opioids Become the Next American Tragedy?

    08/08/2017 12:55:41 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 56 replies
    8/8/17 | Originalbuckeye
    IIRC, Obama was asked at a Townhall in 2008, whether a woman's 98 year old mother would be allowed to have a pacemaker inserted, after his health care plan was implemented. The woman said her mother still had a joi d'vivre and did not want to die. Didn't Obama reply 'well, maybe sometimes you should just take a pain pill'?
  • Coup d'Etat Profond

    08/08/2017 6:52:53 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 7 Aug 2017 | Mark Steyn
    On this 200th day of the Trump Administration, the 45th presidency is under assault as few legitimately elected governments in free stable nations have ever been. The weapon of choice is, as Jeff Sessions' Justice Department has very belatedly recognized, the leak. There are three kinds of leak: The first is the palace-intrigue stuff: Spicer loathes Scaramucci, Scaramucci hates Priebus, Priebus despises Bannon, etc. The second is the drip-drip-drip of the "Russia investigation": Robert Mueller has empaneled a grand jury, he's looking into eight-year-old Trump property deals, he's going to flip Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort... The third is the...
  • Mark Steyn: Democrats Deliver on Their Agenda, Republicans Don't

    08/05/2017 1:58:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5,2017
    Author Mark Steyn reminded that when Democrats were in power in Congress under President Obama they did not waste time moving forward with their agenda, something the Republican Congress has struggled to do this year. "Whatever you feel, they get into power and they deliver, boom, right from the first day," Steyn told "Fox & Friends" on Saturday. Steyn listed some Democrat projects from the Obama era: governmentalized health care, transgenders in the military, gay marriage, open borders, and climate change initiatives. The party caters to key niche demographics of their base, Steyn said. Republicans take years longer than Democrats...
  • THUG'S MASSIVE PAYOUT Illegal immigrant with ‘abysmal’ criminal record trousers £40,000 compensation

    07/20/2017 6:19:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | July 19, 2017 | Andy Jehring
    AN illegal immigrant with an “abysmal” criminal record has won £40,000 compensation after he was locked up for nearly a year. It is the second time Moroccan Khalid Belfken, 27, got a huge payout after efforts to deport him failed. The drug addict snuck into Britain illegally in 2005. He has committed more than 40 crimes and been jailed four times, most recently for burglary. The Home Office tried to kick Belfken out six times but authorities in Morocco refused to take him back.
  • The Will of the West

    07/07/2017 9:49:51 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 7, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    President Trump's speech in Warsaw was a remarkable statement from a western leader in the 21st century - which is why the enforcers of our public discourse have gone bananas over it and denounced it as "blood and soil" "nativism" (The New Republic), "racial and religious paranoia" (The Atlantic), and "tinpot dictator sh*t" (some comedian having a meltdown on Twitter). Much of the speech was just the usual boosterish boilerplate that one foreign leader sloughs off while visiting the capital of another. But that wasn't what caused the mass pearl-clutching. This was the offending passage: There is nothing like our...
  • Things Get Hot for Michael Mann

    07/07/2017 6:57:23 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 07/07/17 | Timothy Birdnow
    ...He did even worse; he launched a campaign of punitive lawsuits against anyone who criticized him. He has sued Mark Steyn, National Review Online, and climatologist Dr. Timothy Ball. Mann shot himself in the foot with that last. For several years, Mann had refused to produce his data for the court (in support of his own case), claiming that it was “proprietary.” After missing a February 20th deadline, he now finds himself in contempt. Under Canadian law, the court is now required to dismiss the suit. John O'Sullivan goes into detail: "The defendant in the libel trial, the 79-year-old Canadian...
  • Bollards of the Mind

    07/03/2017 11:11:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 3, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Occasionally, in the wake of a terror attack somewhere in the western world, I'll find myself in a TV studio where highly intelligent experts are arguing that this is why we need to hit Raqaa right now, or institute even more extreme vetting, or get better cooperation between our 473 police and intelligence and counter-terrorism agencies, or devote more resources to anti-extremism outreach programs, or install bollards up and down the land until every bollard is itself ring-fenced with bollards, which appears to be the plan Malcolm Turnbull is implementing in Australia, bollards upon bollards upon bollards... All of which...
  • An Ambivalent Anniversary: Canada 150

    07/01/2017 1:07:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 7-1-17 | Mark Steyn
    To all my compatriots at home and abroad, a happy 150th birthday! At noon on this day in 1867, the British North America Act came into effect and the Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Canada - that's Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec) - were united into the new Dominion of Canada under a constitutional document that has since been applied, all but unaltered, to newborn nations in almost every corner of the globe. Something to celebrate, you'd think. But, for any Canadians old enough to remember the glorious centennial year of 1967, this is a much...
  • CNN, Potato Chips, Elmo, Teensy Russian Dolls and Jim Acosta’s Interpretive Dance Routine

    06/28/2017 7:22:30 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | June 28, 2017 | Sundance
    Tucker Carlson interviews political humorist Mark Steyn on the current state of the ‘Muh Russia’ CNN planetary conspiracy theorem. Mark Steyn accurately provides numerous metaphors to encapsulate the latest Russian meme du jour; from empty potato chip bags to Sean Spicer’s interpretive dance routine while CNN’s Jim Acosta interviews Comrade Elmo. Good Stuff. The best. Bigly:
  • Fifteen Lawyers in Search of a Crime

    06/25/2017 6:37:38 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 22 June 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Image Mark Steyn Home Politics & War � Arts & Culture � The Mark Steyn Show � On the Air Mark's Week in Review The Mark Steyn Club � Steyn Store � Info � Fifteen Lawyers in Search of a Crime by Mark Steyn Steyn on America June 22, 2017 Share249 The ceremonial transfer of the golden fishing rod Further to my observations on Deep State dinner theatre, the "Russia investigation" show goes on, undeterred by the lack of any evidence of actual crime: The more obvious the absence of any crime to investigate, the bigger the investigation gets. As...