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  • The Endless Night of the Long Knives

    01/14/2018 6:36:42 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 8 Jan 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Stabbings in the news. First from Sweden: Gothenburg Man Suspected Of Killing Australian Appears In Court And Vermont: Burlington Man Charged With Motel Machete Attack And Ireland: Dundalk Stabbing Victim Was Japanese And one more, from Germany: The teenage girl died of her injuries after the 15-year-old boy stabbed her with a kitchen knife in Kandel. There's rather a lot of this nowadays, don't you find? Hard to keep up. I try to winnow it down by only following stabbings in towns I've been through in the last two years. In 2016 I spoke to some "Syrians" in Kandel, a...
  • Hotel Rwanda

    01/14/2018 6:29:04 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 13 Jan 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Given the ongoing furor over President Trump's executive order commanding the State Department cartographer to mark the map of the world with "Here be sh***holes", I thought for our Saturday movie date we should have a film about just how bad it can get. Twenty-four years ago, the Rwandan genocide was just about to get under way: In a hundred days, a million people were murdered - with machetes, all very low-tech. Since then, as I noted only the other day, the machete has been introduced to such boring white-bread places as Shelburne, Vermont, and Dundalk, Ireland, and Gothenburg, Sweden,...
  • Darkest Hour

    01/07/2018 7:01:09 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6 Jan 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Churchill is an abidingly popular role with big-time actors once the receding hairline and expanding girth of middle-age set in. Sometimes the player is too evidently suited to the part - one thinks of Robert Hardy on telly in the Eighties - and the jowly gravitas gets clanked around as if Winnie wandered Chartwell and Westminster in never-was-so-much-owed mode 24/7. On the literal face of it, the man who brought both Sid Vicious and Commissioner Gordon to the silver screen is one of the least obvious cinematic Winstons ever, and he wears his lavish prosthetics with a very light touch....
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 26,2017-January 1,2018

    12/26/2017 8:44:09 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGAWRLCOMEToAllTheSubsThisWeekDITTOS!
  • The Co-Dependents of the "Independent" Counsel

    12/16/2017 2:23:19 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Ten quick thoughts on the hideously corrupted "Russia investigation". 1) Let me start with an immigrant's observation: My sweetly naďve understanding of an "independent counsel" is that he should be "independent". For example, even in the presently desiccated condition of the Commonwealth, it's generally understood that, when you've got a problem and you want someone independent to investigate it, "independent" means outsider. Three examples off the top of my head: ~Twenty years ago, after the Good Friday Agreement, some guy was supposed to be appointed to supervise the decommissioning of weapons by paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland. Obviously, if he'd...
  • A Guide to Pants-Dropping for the New Man

    12/08/2017 8:44:20 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 8 Dec 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Unlike the Republicans, the Democrats swing together. Eighteen years ago, Senate Dems stood lockstep in support of keeping Bill Clinton in office. Yesterday they stood lockstep in support of forcing Al Franken from office - even though Franken's sins (unwanted tongues and touching) are of a considerably lower order than Clinton's (assault and rape). A shift is underway in the Democrat Party, even if - as Caitlin Flanagan notes in The Atlantic - it's not quite there yet:Let's not fool ourselves. "I believe Juanita" doesn't just mean that you're generally in favor of believing women when they report sex crimes....
  • Mark Steyn Calls Kate Steinle Verdict A 'Miscarriage of Justice in the Profoundest Sense'

    12/01/2017 2:36:05 AM PST · by x1stcav · 46 replies
    IJR ^ | 12/1/17 | Sam Dorman
    Steyn used the Steinle case to segue into a broader discussion about immigration, asking why the United States admitted people who didn't speak the language and had a “grade-two education”: “To go back to the old line about the jobs Americans won't do. Every society has a proportion of murderers. Murder is a job that Americans will do just as dutchmen will do or Slovenes will do. You don't need to import foreigners to add to your murder population. This guy had a — This guy had a grade-2 education ... Why are we importing and why is one political...
  • The Gay High-Water Mark (Steyn on Australia)

    11/27/2017 4:24:46 PM PST · by Salman · 13 replies
    Mark Steyn (his own site) ^ | November 27, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Australia's "marriage equality" campaign triumphed in this month's referendum under the slogan "Let's Get It Done". In other words, it's inevitable, so why waste another five years arguing about it? Let's get it done, and over, and move on to transgender bathrooms or whatever's next. That's how "progressives" think about progress. As a certain author wrote long ago in a certain bestselling book: We assume that social progress is like technological progress: it can't be reversed. Just as you can't disinvent the internal combustion engine, so you can't disinvent women's rights. Just as the horse and buggy yielded to the...
  • A Thanksgiving Sampler

    11/23/2017 11:12:51 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 Nov 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers. Here are a few Thanksgiving thoughts from me over the years. First, from on the radio with Hugh Hewitt exactly a decade ago:HUGH HEWITT: "Thanksgiving," you write, "excepting the premature and somewhat undernourished Canadian version, is unique to America." You write that Europeans really just don't get this. MARK STEYN: No, it's very strange that Europeans don't quite understand what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about. You know, holidays in countries tend to be ancient religious holidays, obviously Christmas and Easter, or ones named for battles, or dead kings or queens, or whatever....
  • Degrees of Separation

    11/20/2017 3:46:56 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 2 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 20 Nov 2017 | Mark Steyn
    ~Failed singer/songwriter Charles Manson died yesterday, in prison at the age of 83. Showbiz-wise, he couldn't get arrested ...until he got arrested. But slaughtering Sharon Tate et al gave him enormous pop culture influence: Marilyn Manson and Spahn Ranch are among the performers who took their stage names from him and his cult. The BBC calculated a few years back that there are over 70 European bands who play his "songs". Back in the Nineties, I was with Martin Charnin, lyricist of Annie, who'd heard a rumor that Manson was about to release, from his gaol cell, a Christmas album....
  • Donna e Mobile

    11/07/2017 9:43:17 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 7 Nov 2017 | Mark Steyn
    A couple of thoughts on the passing parade: ~Political memoirs are almost always boring, self-serving, committee-written and unreadable - Hillary's What Happened being merely an especially bloated example. So Donna Brazile, hitherto one of the Clintons' loyalest acolytes, might have been expected to turn in a more or less typical insider account of a flop campaign, worth neither your time nor money. Instead, she has confirmed what some of us charged at the time - that the Democrat establishment succeeded in doing to Bernie what the GOP establishment tried but failed to do to Trump: steal the nomination away from...
  • Jihad on the Bike Path

    11/02/2017 10:12:58 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 4 replies
    As I write, eight are dead - all men, five Argentines, one Belgian, all in the path of an Uzbek Muslim who decided to take a Home Depot pick-up truck down the bike path for 20 blocks mowing down bicycle after bicycle after bicycle before exiting the vehicle and yelling - go on, take a wild guess - "Allahu Akbar!" Well, I never! You could knock me over with a feather duster - which the Mohammedans will no doubt find a way of weaponizing any day now. So two hours after the attack, Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and other...
  • How to Steele an Election

    10/29/2017 1:27:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Steyn On America ^ | 10-28-17 | Mark Steyn
    From Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes:Mostly she was mad - mad that she'd lost and that the country would have to endure a Trump presidency... Hillary kept pointing her finger at Comey and Russia. 'She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way,' this person said. That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn't entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack...
  • How to Steele an Election

    10/28/2017 6:31:20 AM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | October 27. 2017 | Mark Steyn
    From Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes: "Mostly she was mad - mad that she'd lost and that the country would have to endure a Trump presidency... Hillary kept pointing her finger at Comey and Russia. 'She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way,' this person said. "That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn't entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake...
  • The Deserter Honored in the Rose Garden

    10/24/2017 7:32:07 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Oct 2017 | Mak Steyn
    ...On Monday Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He will be sentenced next week. To all but a mendacious Administration and its accomplices among the court eunuchs of the Obama media, the truth about this man was obvious from the day of his release by the Taliban three-and-a-half years ago.. Me on June 3rd 2014:In years to come, when archaeologists are prowling through the ruins of our civilization and wondering how it all happened, I would offer this snapshot. Here's the history of America's longest war in two anti-American losers, John Walker Lindh...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,October 18,2017

    10/18/2017 8:39:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 18, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, Rush Limbaugh is OUT, Mark Steyn is subbing today.
  • Do as the Romans Do

    10/11/2017 7:19:20 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 67 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Oct 2017 | Mark Steyn
    At the time of writing, it's just shy of twenty women making accusations against Harvey Weinstein, the star of Hollywood's longest-running superhero franchise, Pig-Man. That makes it hard to keep up. So, if you want a single vignette that sums up not just the Weinstein story but the broader cultural environment, I commend this one, from Ronan Farrow's reporting - the story that NBC, covering for Weinstein, declined to run and that he wound up taking to The New Yorker. It's 2010. Weinstein is at the Cannes Film Festival, where he meets the French actress Emma de Caunes (whose dad...
  • The Remains of the Day

    10/10/2017 8:03:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 7 oct 2017 | Mark Steyn
    The biggest movie news this week was the disclosure that Harvey Weinstein, the man behind some of the most critically admired films of the past three decades, is a boorish misogynist predator who demands actresses, TV anchorettes and female employees massage him, shower with him, or, if all else fails, watch him masturbate into a pot plant. A longtime Clinton-Obama supporter, he's blaming it on a vast right-wing conspiracy, possibly hiding behind the pot plant, and has said he's going to focus on taking down the NRA (by forcing them to watch him masturbate, which is more than most arms...
  • Theory of the Case

    10/07/2017 6:26:50 AM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | Octobe 6, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    On Friday morning I started the day on the curvy couch with "Fox & Friends" to discuss the latest developments in the Las Vegas attack and the Democrats' push for "gun control". The perpetrator of the deadliest single-shooter massacre in US history is so unlike his predecessors that it seems to me that nothing in his history is coincidental: there is a reason for everything, even if we will never know it - all the way down to, for example, such peripheral details as the fact that he owned property in both Mesquite, Nevada and Mesquite, Texas. It is also...
  • A Tale of Two Trumps

    09/28/2017 4:36:37 PM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | September 28, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    A couple of thoughts on the passing scene: ~Roy Moore beats Luther Strange in Alabama. There were certain local factors in play: Mr Strange and the corrupt former governor Bentley had enjoyed a mutually beneficially relationship whereby then Attorney-General Strange called on the legislature to suspend impeachment proceedings against the Governor, and Governor Bentley then appointed Strange to the Senate. Whether a creature from the Alabama swamp is best suited to drain the Washington swamp is a reasonable question for voters to ponder. Whereas, whatever one feels about Roy Moore, he's principled enough to be willing to lose his job...