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  • 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...
  • 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,”...
  • 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.”...
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...