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  • Talibanny Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

    05/23/2019 7:06:35 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 May 2019 | Mark Steyn
    John Walker Lindh - or Abdul Hamid, as he may well prefer to be styled - comes out of prison today. At the time we were assured he was just a goofy kid who'd gone off to find himself and accidentally found the Taliban instead. But here we are, eighteen years later, and he's even more fully committed to global jihad than before. And, for some reason, the Irish Government chose to confer citizenship on a convicted jihadist while he was in gaol, so we can at least stop calling him the American Talib and instead refer to him as...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 22-27,2019

    05/22/2019 8:29:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 22, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAGettingAHeadStartOnTheMemorialDayHolidayWeekendDITTOS!
  • Mark Steyn: Clintons, Dems risk 'civil war' by refusing to accept loss to Trump

    05/08/2019 1:53:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Mayn 8, 2019 | Douglas Ernst
    Author Mark Steyn says the Democratic Party’s refusal to accept its loss to President Trump is making rational discourse almost impossible and setting the stage for a “civil war.” The conservative pundit told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson this week that Hillary Clinton, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, and their political allies are “playing with matches” by questioning the legitimacy of the entire political system. “The Democrats essentially provide political cover for all these FBI-types monkeying around, wiring tapping, and surveilling the opposition,” he said Monday evening. “If the Democrats didn’t lend it political cover, we would all see it...
  • The Uncowardly Lioness

    05/06/2019 5:46:59 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 May 2019 | Mark Steyn
    The early days of May bring not only the second birthday of The Mark Steyn Club but an even more significant anniversary: It is forty years this weekend since Mrs Thatcher was driven to Buckingham Palace to become Britain's Prime Minister. The election was held on May 3rd 1979, and the following morning, on May 4th, the Thatchers took possession of 10 Downing Street. (None of this three-month US-style transition period that enabled the outgoing Obama Administration to screw over the incoming Trump team and get the phony-baloney "Russia investigation" all set up.) Raised in a flat above her father's...
  • The Short of It

    04/28/2019 4:14:24 PM PDT · by Twotone · 1 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | April 28, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Luigi Francisco Varlaro was born one hundred years ago in the Bronx - April 21st 1919. And if your reaction to that is "Who?", well, he belonged to that generation of Italian-American male vocalists who felt obligated to anglicize their names - Frank Sinatra being the notable exception to the rule and, to most promoters and managers, the exception that proved the rule. So Luigi changed his moniker to "Don Cornell". On paper, "Don Cornell" isn't any blander a handle than, say, Tony Bennett or Dean Martin. But Don did less with his. He had an impressive run of Billboard...
  • Don't Mention the Jihad

    04/25/2019 12:09:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 Apr 2019 | Mark Steyn
    As I wrote yesterday, I think media coverage of the Sri Lankan Easter massacre marked a further descent on a ever slipperier slope. But it's worth noting that we're where we are today because of trends set in motion back when this thing got going. Less than three months after 9/11 - December 1st 2001 - I published the following piece in The Spectator. In the ensuing eighteen years, every fatuous Islamoschmoozing tic of western politicians has expanded beyond parody:Are you a Western leader of the Judaeo-Christian or Agnostic-Atheist persuasion? Want to issue a public statement on how much you...
  • Taqiyya for Easter

    04/23/2019 8:47:42 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 22 Apr 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Let's say a fire breaks out at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris at the start of Holy Week, and just after two of the city's other most prominent houses of worship - St Sulpice and the Basilica of St Denis - have been attacked and vandalized. Well, I think we can all confidently say as the first flames are beginning to lick the ceiling that it's undoubtedly an accident. Cigarette butt. Or maybe computer glitch. Probably just an overheated smart phone. We don't need to get in there and sift through the debris. We can just announce it. On the...
  • Edelweiss über alles

    04/20/2019 10:21:19 AM PDT · by Twotone · 60 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | April 20, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    The moronization of society proceeds apace. As we mentioned on the show, a bigshot New York Times correspondent thinks that playing "Edelweiss" at the White House is some kind of Nazi dog-whistle to Trump supporters. It is tragic and profound the way even small artifacts of our inheritance get trashed in these witless arguments, so, if you want to know the real story of the very last song in the Oscar Hammerstein catalogue, here's what I had to say a couple of years back: Not long after Rodgers & Hammerstein wrote the song, Theodore Bikel was leaving the theatre when...
  • The Fanmaid's Tale

    03/25/2019 8:16:22 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 25 Mar 2019 | Mark Steyn
    I said my piece on the end of the "Russia" investigation over the weekend, but before the release of the Attorney General's summary letter. On "Russia" and collusion, it is total victory for Trump. True, it took Mueller two years to reach a conclusion he could have made at the end of the first month. but that, alas, is the way of US "justice" in general. On his second conclusion - did Trump obstruct justice? - Mueller professes agnosticism, which is pathetic and weaselly, but again all too typical. Philosophically speaking, it is an interesting question whether one can obstruct...
  • Deep-State Dumpster Fire

    03/23/2019 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 53 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 Mar 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Late yesterday afternoon, there was a livelier than usual Friday-night news-dump, when the Attorney-General of the United States announced that Robert Mueller had wrapped up his "Russia investigation" and there would be no further indictments. For two years, the prefatory "Russia" has been intended to give the word "investigation" more heft, to make it seem as if there was something more than let's-get-Trump-on-anything. But even the unlimited resources of a wretchedly corrupt federal justice system couldn't keep that going without something more than Michael Cohen's taxi medallions (only in America) and a few Russian troll farms, one of whom has...
  • Calling Out Around the World

    03/18/2019 8:18:37 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Mar 2019 | Mark Steyn
    All jihad is local, but all "Islamophobia" is global. So, if a Muslim of Afghan origin shoots up a gay nightclub in Florida and kills 49 people, that's just one crazed loner and no broader lessons can be discerned from his act. On the other hand, if a white guy shoots up two mosques in New Zealand and kills 50 people, that indicts us all, and we need to impose worldwide restraints on free speech to make sure it doesn't happen again. I'm ecumenical enough to mourn the dead in both gay clubs and mosques, but I wonder why we...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,March 7,2019,WOR AM

    03/07/2019 8:54:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 7, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushReadyForThursdayDITTOS!
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,March 4,2019

    03/04/2019 8:55:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 4, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushIsBackOnTheAirAt12:06PMDITTOS!
  • Windy Colors and British-ish Film

    02/24/2019 9:32:55 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 24 Feb 2019 | MArk Steyn
    Mark is at the Oncenter in Syracuse, New York with the great Dennis Miller tonight, so, in lieu of his Saturday movie column and with tomorrow's Academy Awards looming, we thought we'd take a look back at some Steyn Oscar columns of the past. Here, from his Spectator review of twenty years ago, are Mark's thoughts on the 1999 ceremony: Around the time of his fiftieth birthday, when he was having a little difficulty attracting A-list celebrities, President Clinton opined wistfully to a friend that it would be nice to go to a gala in his honour that wasn't hosted...
  • The Windmills of Your Mind

    02/10/2019 3:59:04 PM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | February 10, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Michel Legrand died a fortnight ago, of sepsis after contracting a pulmonary infection. He was 86, which is a grand age, but he was very active and had a full concert schedule booked for the spring. So one resents somewhat, as I mentioned re Albert Finney yesterday, the randomness of fatal affliction in otherwise healthy old men. Sometimes with the advancing years a writer starts to sound written out - as if everything he has to say has already been said. Legrand didn't sound like that to me. My pal Jessica Martin was in his last show, Marguerite, in the...
  • A Forest of Bare Branches

    01/06/2019 8:49:44 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 Jan 2019 | Mrk Steyn
    In 2006 I wrote an international bestseller about demography. Which is harder to do than you might think. But it was leavened with Dean Martin gags and whatnot. Nevertheless, it made some big-picture points: Will China be the hyperpower of the 21st century? Answer: No. Its population will get old before it's got rich. That's a cute line. I've been using it since the dawn of the millennium and I've been interested to watch it catch on. A few years back, I had the pleasure of hearing Henry Kissinger use it: It sounds so much more geopolitically persuasive in his...
  • Christmas in the Trenches

    12/23/2018 3:27:25 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 22 Dec 2018 | Mark Steyn
    For almost the entirety of this century, I've been touched by the emails I receive this time of year from US, UK, Canadian, Australian and other troops spending Christmas in such unfestive climes as the Hindu Kush and the sands of Araby. Seasonal soldiering is tough on the warriors, and on their families back home - as Linda Purl notes on our Christmas Show just before her beautiful rendition of "I'll Be Home for Christmas". For our pre-Yuletide edition of Mark at the Movies, here are a few seasonal movie moments with a military theme: The best "White Christmas": The...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 17,2018

    12/17/2018 8:19:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushGetsReadyForChristmas2018DITTOS!
  • A Tale of Two Migrants

    11/13/2018 9:58:24 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Mark Steyn
    There was a terrorist attack in Melbourne on Friday. I believe it's the fifth, publicly speaking, but I gather there's also a sixth one that's sub judice. An excitable fellow blew up his Holden Rodeo ute (that's "SUV" in American) on busy, crowded Bourke Street, a couple of blocks from Victoria's parliament. It unfortunately didn't cause quite the mass slaughter he'd been looking forward to when he loaded it up with gas bottles. So he staggered from the flaming vehicle, and a pedestrian, assuming the car detonation had been an accident, went to the driver's aid. And thus two migrants...
  • The War That Made the World We Live In

    11/11/2018 4:23:06 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 28 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | Mark Steyn
    This is no ordinary Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and much of Europe, and Veterans Day in the United States. Today we mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Armistice that brought to an end the most terrible war in history. Exactly a century ago - on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - the guns fell silent on Europe's battlefields. The belligerents had agreed the terms of the peace at 5am that November morning, and the news was relayed to the commanders in the field shortly thereafter that hostilities would cease at eleven o'clock....