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  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    09/30/2019 6:32:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 28 Sep 2019 | Mark Steyn
    I am no fan of Quentin Tarantino, having dubbed him "the Mantovani of mayhem" and endured the reactions of an outraged comments section that in turn dismissed me as a squaresville snob out of touch with flyover country (of which Mr Tarantino would seem an unlikely avatar). Still I do my best: My boys wanted to see The Hateful Eight, so I dutifully tagged along and fell asleep for a good forty minutes of its three-hour length. And in the four years since I have never felt the least inclined to see what I missed. To be honest, I also...
  • Distant Intimacy in the Dining Car

    09/22/2019 9:59:00 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 21 Sep 2019 | Mark Steyn
    This year marks the 60th anniversary of the release of North by Northwest. Here's what Mark had to say about this classic film a few years ago: Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest contains what I think of as the all-time great strangers-on-a-train scene, and one I always recall if I'm in the dining car of an at least potentially exotic choo-choo - the Eurostar, say - and a glamorous femme comes sashaying down the aisle, even if she does park herself at some other guy's table. In a lifetime's travel, everyone should have a North by Northwest moment: on a...
  • Mark Steyn Live Now pm

    09/13/2019 1:17:16 PM PDT · by Chickensoup
    Mark Steyn Club ^ | 09.13.19 | chickensoup
    Mark Steyn's live show on now at Enjoy!
  • John Boltin'

    09/13/2019 8:22:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Sep 2019 | Mark Steyn
    On the eve of the annual 9/11 observances, America's National Security Advisor John Bolton was either fired (per Trump) or resigned (per Bolton). The dispute is being portrayed as one between a Bush-era neocon and an "America First" Trump. But that is something of an over-simplification. As I wrote upon Bolton's appointment a year and a half ago: Bolton is viewed with suspicion as a 'neocon', which is not a term of much practical use these days. But then so was his predecessor - H R McMaster. So the substitution might be of no more significance than a neocon whom...
  • Mark Steyn Cracks Tucker Carlson Up Talking About Joe Biden Telling False Story (6:12)

    08/30/2019 10:35:22 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/29/19
    Mark Steyn Cracks Tucker Carlson Up Talking About Joe Biden Telling Lies
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 26,-September 2,2019

    08/26/2019 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 26, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
  • Seconds

    08/18/2019 1:51:34 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Aug 2019 | Kathy Shaidle
    The term "midlife crisis" was coined by psychoanalyst Elliott Jaques in 1965. The English language somehow made do without that phrase for the previous six hundred years, yet today, could we get along without it? In 1900, the average American male life expectancy was 47. In 1965, it was 67. An additional two decades of existence: More time to ruminate about your time running out. In this as in so many instances, art preceded (social) science: The then-nameless male midlife crisis had been explored before, through farce (1955's The Seven Year Itch), then high-brow literature (John Cheever's classic 1964 story...
  • Intergenerational Welfare (Mark Steyn)

    07/30/2019 10:58:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | July 30, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Despite America's improving economic state as of late, a new study suggests millennials are not weaning themselves off of their parents' money particularly well – or at all. According to the poll, 46 per cent of millennials (that's anyone born between 1981 and 1996 typically) "admitted their parents help them with basic costs like their cell phone bill, their groceries, and their rent." Similarly, 48 per cent said their parents were their first stop for financial support above a bank loan or savings.
  • Wokeness at Warp Speed

    07/17/2019 6:42:42 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 15 July 2019 | Mark Steyn
    A few months ago I observed to Tucker Carlson that the difference between "Bush Derangement Syndrome" and "Trump Derangement Syndrome" was that the former was largely contained to a visceral loathing for the President himself, whereas the latter has been extended to anyone who voted for him - ie, the half of the electorate comprised of "racists", "fascists" and "white supremacists". Now TDS rampages on, to consume half the Democrats, too. Say what you like about Nancy Pelosi, but she took back the House by running the Dems as a "moderate" party that talked about things like voter concern over...
  • Muelling About

    06/29/2019 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 26 June 2019 | Mark Steyn
    After investigating for two years supposed collusion between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia, special counsel Robert Mueller is set to appear before the House Judiciary and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in just a few weeks, on July 17. A statement from congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff, the chairmen of the respective committees, said: "Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel, so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia's attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign's acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his...
  • The Least Worst Man

    06/24/2019 6:59:42 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 22 June 2019 | Mark Steyn
    In London fifty years ago today - June 22nd 1969 - a nightclub manager Mickey Deans walked into the bathroom of his rented house in a Belgravia mews and found his wife of three months dead. Judy Garland was just forty-seven. The cause of death was an accidental - or, as the English coroner put it, "incautious" - overdose of barbiturates. Talent requires a certain managerial competence, which is why Frank Sinatra died at eighty-two owing Capitol Records an album and his pal Judy died a little over half that age and leaving an estate worth $40,000. We shall have...
  • The Man on the Escalator

    06/18/2019 6:46:55 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 17 June 2019 | Mark Steyn
    On June 16th 2015 a Manhattan businessman descended an escalator on Fifth Avenue and upended all the inert leaden rituals of America's two-year presidential campaigns. Four years on, in an even more crowded Democrat field, I have no idea at this stage who will emerge victorious. But I think I can plausibly claim - unlike far more powerful figures on the American right, still throwing money and endorsements at obvious losers nine months later - to have discerned the essentials of the 2016 race pretty early. (I predicted Trump would win the nomination on the radio with Alan Colmes in...
  • 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 · 51 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...