Category: Steyn Watch

Dec262009

Let’s Roll 2

On September 11th 2001, the government’s (1970s) security procedures all failed, and the only good news of the day came from self-reliant citizens (on Flight 93) using their own wits and a willingness to act.

On December 25th 2009, the government’s (post-9/11) security procedures all failed, and the only good news came once again from alert individuals:

Let’s Roll 2 – Mark Steyn – The Corner on National Review Online.

Jul112009

Soft Despotism

Likewise, if everything you do impacts “the environment”, then the environment is an all-purpose umbrella for regulating everything you do. It’s the most convenient and romantic justification for what the title of Paul Rahe’s new book rightly identifies as “Soft Despotism”.

via Mark Steyn: The Ecopalypse, 96 Months Away? – The Philadelphia Bulletin Archives.

The eco-terrorists march on….

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Jan182009

Emergency!

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Our man Mark is back – and this time he’s reminding us about how insidious government can be.

In just about his last act as president, George W. Bush has declared Washington, D.C., a federal disaster area.

via Mark Steyn: Our permanent state of routine emergency – Opinion – OCRegister.com….

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Nov12008

The Big O(h oh)

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For me, not voting for Obama is as simple as not voting with Oprah or not

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voting for someone who’s name starts with O – but that’s besides the point.

Mark Steyn weighs in – and says if you don’t want the Democratic supermajority, then now’s the time to speak up.

Across the electric wires, the hum is ceaseless: Give it up, loser. Don’t go down with the ship when it’s swept away by the Obama tsunami. According to newspaper reports, polls show that most people believe newspaper reports claiming that most people believe polls showing that most people have read newspaper reports agreeing that polls show he’s going to win.

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May262008

Oil exec charade

Mark agrees with me that interviewing the oil execs on prices is a useless operation.

I was watching the Big Oil execs testifying before Congress. That was my first mistake. If memory serves, there was lesbian mud wrestling over on Channel 137, and on the whole that’s less rigged.

I wonder how long we are going to let eco-terrorists ruin the Western way of life. 

Dec162007

Mark on the little child(ren)

The anti-natalists are back in force this year, and Steyn doesn’t like it.

The birth of a child. On the one hand, what could be more powerless than a newborn babe? On the other, without a newborn babe, man is ultimately powerless. For, without new life, there can be no civilization, no society, no nothing. Even if it’s superstitious mumbo-jumbo, the decision to root Christ’s divinity in the miracle of His birth expresses a profound – and rational – truth about “eternal life” here on Earth.

Jul12007

Happy Dominion Day!

Not all of us like the new Canada Day moniker.

Mark recounts how it’s Year 0 in our “young” nation.

Apr152007

On the Nappy Heads

Mark weighs in on the Imus non-event that swept across America last week.

I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where a white guy can be fired for racist remarks without his employers having to prostrate themselves before clapped out professional grievance mongers and shakedown artists. But dream on.

Apr82007

Britannia, waive the rules!

Mark’s take on the latest Iran victory.

Instead, as we know, the mullahs were fortunate enough to take hostage 15 Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines.

Apr12007

Blair turns tail

Mark hits one out of the park with a great column on the West’s inaction on hostage taking, part 2.

On this 25th anniversary of the Falklands War, Tony Blair is looking less like Margaret Thatcher and alarmingly like Jimmy Carter, the embodiment of the soi-disant “superpower” as a smiling eunuch.

Mar202007

Steyn covers Black

Good news…Mark is covering the Black trial.

Mark Steyn covers the Conrad Black trial from opening arguments to final verdict.

Feb112007

More eco-math

Mark’s crunching the numbers on the so-called eco-holocaust.

Feb42007

Green koolaid anti-dote

Finally, the sage of our day helps relieve some of the global clouding bullshit giving me a rock solid headache.

Indeed. If the science is so solid, maybe they could drag it out to the Arctic for the poor polar bears to live on now that the ice is melting faster than a coed’s heart at an Al Gore lecture.

I’m sorry to hear that the PM has been sipping the kool-aid, in order to secure some of the lemming votes in Central Canada.  Guess this is political expediency.

At least Harper is still talking common sense.  This is a good sign.

“I think the first realistic step in any such plan will be to try over the next few years to stabilize emissions and obviously over the longer term to reduce them,” he said. “I don’t think realistically we can tell Canadians: Stop driving your car; stop going to work; turn the heat off in the winter. These are not realistic solutions.”

Nov22006

I hate monopolies

Guess what?  You can’t get Mark’s book at any of the old-fashioned book stores in Canada.

Anybody out there seen my book?

You won’t sell my book in Canada? Why, I’m flattered

At least Amazon has it.

Sep112006

9-11

Mark isn’t sure the federal bureaucracy can see the obvious danger among us.

And, given that free societies tend naturally toward a Katrina mentality of doing nothing until it happens, one morning we will wake up to another day like the “day that changed everything.” Sept. 11 was less “a failure of imagination” than an ability to see that America’s enemies were hiding in plain sight.