by baldilocks

As ever, Mark Steyn shouts into the wilderness, noting that, in the wake of the Islamic terror bombing in Manchester, England, UK politicians are all on-message, lamenting “sowing of division” as the alleged goal of yet another set of “lone” wolves.

When death stalks the land, make no mistake: He may look like a grim reaper, but he’s really a grim sower. An entire sowing bee of experts has so decreed. Indeed, in their warnings about sowing division, our betters are so non-divided that they give off the faintly creepy whiff of fellows all reading off the same cue card helpfully biked round to them by the Central Commissar ten minutes after the “incident” occurred.

You non-experts might think this a fairly crude sleight of hand – that concerns about “division” is a not so subtle way of suggesting that the real problem isn’t guys like Salman Abedi waiting with his nail bomb at the exit to the pop concert, but divisive types like you querying whether it’s prudent to keep importing more and more Islam into the western world. Well, screw you: if you disagree that the real danger here is the sowing of division, you’re just sowing even more division.

Pace The Toronto Star, I’m not sure it is “stating the obvious” to say that Monday’s attack was meant to “sow division”. What’s going on in Britain and Europe occurs because division has already been sown. It was sown by a careless political class that insisted there could be no questioning of a reckless demographic experiment. It is being reaped, as the division-sowing pop star Morrissey has divisively noted, by the political class’ hapless citizenry.

(This zombie-like messaging reminds me of 2008, when I noted how on-message American Democrat politicians were when they all asserted that “we can’t drill our way out of this”—the ‘this’ in question having been a so-called gasoline crisis.)

Europe and her citizens, just beginning to get hot.

But, even before I got to Steyn’s conclusion–stated much more vividly that I can or want to reword here–the retort was in my mind: no, Islamic terrorists are not trying to sow division. They are trying to sow a singularity: a world that is totally Islamic. And, I contend that British and EU politicians know exactly what they are doing. They’ve planted Islam in Europe and allowed it to grow, to their own specific ends. And, when the time comes, most of them will convert–or at least wear to public face of Islamic piety. (I can’t imagine them giving up their expensive champagne.)

To these politicians, a bunch of blown-up little English girls are just the broken eggs for the Omelet of Unity. One with no ham, of course.

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British Police have named Saman Abedi as the Terrorist suicide bomber caused  the mass murder of Children in England after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and it’s reported that another person has been detained in connection to the attack.

As I watch the usual suspects are sounding the same, the phrases “Lone Wolf”,  Islamophobia , love vs hate, and doing all it can to take the Islam out of the latest example of Islamic Terror.

Of course England has done its part to purge the Islam from Islamic Terror, by banning Pam Geller who today noted about the attacker in Manchester:

Just like the neighbors of San Bernadino jihad mass murderers, neighbors noticed strange goings-on at the house of the jihadis, but didn’t alert authorities for fear of being labeled racist-islamophobic-anti-Muslim-bigots.

and Robert Spencer who wrote this on Manchester:

UK: Manchester jihad mass murderer known to authorities but “not thought to pose immediate threat”

They thought wrong. Why? Because they don’t have the first foggiest clue about what motivates these people, and what their goals are. So how can they possibly evaluate who is an “immediate threat” and who isn’t? They have to discount so much evidence that someone may be an “immediate threat” because to acknowledge the importance of that evidence would be “Islamophobic,” they’re left with nothing to go on.

While their exclusion from England, Ironically promulgated by the current prime minister Theresa May when she was home secretary, along with others like Michael Savage has drawn the approval of many media and cultural elites has been effective in preventing people from hearing their warning concerning Islamic Terror has been less than effective at preventing people from being killed by it.

Mark Steyn notes the contrast in tactics and results in England vs elsewhere

Poland and Hungary and Slovakia do not have Islamic terrorism because they have very little Islam. France and Germany and Belgium admit more and more Islam, and thus more and more terrorism. Yet the subject of immigration has been all but entirely absent from the current UK election campaign. Thirty years ago, in the interests of stopping IRA terrorism, the British state was not above preventing the internal movement within its borders of unconvicted, uncharged, unarrested Republican sympathizers seeking to take a ferry from Belfast to Liverpool. Today it declares it can do nothing to prevent the movement of large numbers of the Muslim world from thousands of miles away to the heart of the United Kingdom. It’s just a fact of life – like being blown up when you go to a pop concert.

But while Britian’s current tactics might not be generating fear in the hearts of potential terrorists as evidenced by this announcement:

British police arrested someone in connection with last night’s attack. Now they have intelligence that a second attack may be impending, pushing the terror threat level to “critical” for the first time in 10 years. How big is this cell?

The practical effect of raising the threat level is that the British military will be deployed to support the police in guarding “key sites” around the country. That’s not going to make libertarians happy, but luckily for Theresa May there aren’t many of those left in the UK.

it has successfully put the fear of being considered “Islamophobic” in the minds and hearts of the potential victims of said terror.

Alas what I wrote in 2011 continues to remain true:

Pam and those who warn of Radical Islam are Fiver calling for help for those caught in a snare. Her detractors are Cowslip the head of the snared warren. To oppose radical Islam requires a courage they don’t have and to openly admit appeasement acknowledges a cowardice they can’t bear. Much easier to not talk about it and preserve their illusion of dignity.

Pam and those like her bring up uncomfortable truths and for that they will be forever hated.

Or to put it another way.  The end of Islamic Terror will be in sight when we love our children more than we fear being called “Islamophobic”.


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Yesterday I complemented Mark Steyn for mentioning Molly Norris, the US cartoonist who remains in hiding for offending Islamists.

A second complement is due for his performance at a Canadian debate informing a group of left wing students of the Mass rapes taking place in Europe that our friends in the media and their feminists allies have done their best first to ignore

American feminists, who have incited irrational hysteria over a non-existent “rape epidemic” on U.S. college campuses, will ignore this news. American feminists never said a word about the Rotherham Horror, in which English girls as young as 11 were pimped out by Muslim predators. American feminists don’t want to call attention to certain crimes committed by certain criminals, and it is not just Juanita Broaddrick’s rape accusation against Bill Clinton that feminists demand that we ignore. The feminist movement in the United States is controlled by the Democrat Party, and therefore rape is just a talking-point to them, an “issue” that feminists help Democrats exploit for partisan purposes. Because feminists are dishonest partisans, their agenda requires a lot of deliberate falsification — the phony “1-in-5” statistic, the UVA rape hoax, etc. — and it also requires feminists to ignore a lot of actual rapes which do not fit the Democrat Party-approved propaganda narrative.

and when that wasn’t possible to make taking about the subject verboten

there was no precedent in Germany or the rest of Europe for mass peacetime sexual assaults, much less ones where the police merely look on. “I have never experienced such a thing in any German city,” a victim told the New York Times. But people who did name the attacks for what they were—a manifestation of Muslim misogyny and an alarm bell regarding mass immigration—were vilified as racists. An old-school German feminist, Alice Schwarzer, denounced the New Year’s assaults as a “gang bang” designed to terrorize women; she found herself condemned by other feminists and “antiracists.” Victims refused to give their names to reporters for fear of being pilloried on social media for xenophobia. Specious moral equivalencies poured forth: not only were the attacks a mere subset of everyday Western antifemale violence, but also ordinary citizens connecting those attacks to the out-of-control migrant situation were no different from the attackers themselves. Ralf Jäger, minister of the interior for the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, announced: “What happens on right-wing platforms and in chat rooms is at least as awful as the acts of those assaulting the women.”.

It’s what made this reply from Steyn so devistating in his debate:

In the end I suspect the root problem between the two cases, Islamic violence against women in the west and the disappearing of Molly Norris is the same.

To acknowledge the rapes in Europe that are the provence of the Islamic immigrants is a problem is to require the need to do something about it, even if it means entering “islamic” areas in the west to enforce law.

The same with Molly Norris, to acknowledge that the threats against her life and safety is a violation of all that America stands for is to admit that those making the threats, Islamists, must be stopped and to further acknowledge that said Islamists have enough sympathiezers in the US to carry out the threats that have ensured Molly Norris doesn’t exist.

Much easier to instead critique white 1st world college students, western cartoonists or states like Georgia and North Carolina where you don’t risk getting your throat cut for attacking them.

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God knows nobody on the left does or cares.

Of all the things that have happened during the Obama years the lack of outrage over what happened to Molly Norris is the thing that , in my opinion, brings more disgrace to us as a nation than any other.

I’m still angry about both what happened to this leftist that I never met and I pray that I never lose that outrage. Because until she can come out of the shadows and live openly in America again we are not a free country.

If you don’t know who Molly Norris is odds are you’re not a regular reader you can find the posts where she is mentioned here.

Judge Dan Haywood: if the leaders of the Third Reich were sadistic monsters and maniacs – these events would have no more moral significance than an earthquake or other natural catastrophes. But this trial has shown that under the stress of a national crisis, men – even able and extraordinary men – can delude themselves into the commission of crimes and atrocities so vast and heinous as to stagger the imagination.

Judgement at Nuremberg 1961

Last week the President & his administration did his level best to assure us that Islam and Terror have absolutely nothing to do with each other and anyone threatening acts based on Islam is “perverting” it.

The various Imams and Muslim groups in attendance were, I’m sure, quite pleased with the assertion that neither they as Muslim clerics nor Islam in general has any responsibility for the act of other so-called “Muslims” whose matters, motivations, and even recruitment efforts in their community based on the words of the Koran bear no reflection on them and thus they do not carry any responsibility to counter these argument in their community

The press also gave their approval to these remarks reporting them extensively and uncritically even as jobs, and the west’s boring nature were blamed for the success of ISIS recruitment efforts.

In fairness it’s not just America that must be boring as Mark Steyn notes in this latest piece: O Beautiful, For Specious Guys…

On The Hugh Hewitt Show yesterday, I pointed out that the French Government estimates that some nine thousand “Frenchmen” have volunteered to fight for ISIS. That is approximately half the total western deployment in Afghanistan of around 18,000 troops from some four dozen countries. It is larger than any French military deployment in the last half-century. That 500-strong congregation of mourners for the Copenhagen killer may not be the largest funeral turnout in Denmark’s history, but it’s similarly impressive.

Who knew the Danes and the French were such boring people?

As I type this I’m sure that the various taped sunday shows are full of discussion of the President’s “Violent Extremism” summit and the allies of the White House will do their best to make sure to highlight threats from sources other than Islam.

The only problem is reality keeps getting in the way of the message

In a new video released Saturday, ISIS claims to have executed at least 21 Kurdish fighters.

The video shows the captured peshmerga fighters in cages being paraded in front of a crowd. The fighters also are interviewed in the video, which bears similarities to previous videos released by the terror organization.

And the breaking news doesn’t just involve locations far
far away:

Shoppers at the Mall of America need to be “particularly careful” after a terror group singled out the Minnesota super-mall for attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says.

He offered little reassurance to shoppers who plan to visit the mall that Al-Shabaab included on a list of targets in a video released this weekend during an interview Sunday with CNN “State of the Union” host Gloria Borger.

Nothing to see here, please disperse.

Exit question. Picture if we still only had the three networks (& CNN) providing us with news. Would the media even bother to report this stuff?


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Today in Mark Steyn’s latest update on his court fight vs Michael Mann includes a non-event of great significance.

Well, yesterday was the deadline, and not a single amicus brief was filed on behalf of Mann. Not one. So Michael Mann is taking a stand for science. But evidently science is disinclined to take a stand for Michael Mann. The self-appointed captain of the hockey team is playing solo.

Liberals like Paul Krugman might be willing to put out screeds calling those fighting Mann “evil” and the NYT might be willing to put such declaration on their website but apparently that not the same as putting one’s reputation on the line in a court brief.

This is in stark contract to Steyn who case has received amici briefs from both left and right

Regardless of the reason if this case goes to trial and Mann loses (and given the unwillingness of his Climate Change allies to defend him the likelihood of that seems ever-increasing) the reverberation of such a defeat is likely going to be huge for those pushing the Global Warming/Climate Change/Give me your tax money agenda.

And don’t think for one second it’s not about getting your money as Roger L. Simon reminds us:

Allow me to share a personal experience.  I went to Copenhagen in 2009 for this website to cover another UN climate conference (COP 15), then considered to be extremely crucial.  Several islands — Micronesia, I think — were supposedly about to go under from the rising tides.  I ran into the representative from one of those islands and asked him if he was worried.  He started to laugh and shook his head.  So I asked him what he was doing at the conference.  I want the money, he said.

and as long as they can credibly trick fools out of cash they will.

If I was the Climate Change mob I’d have Mann settle out of course on 1st Amendment grounds because if this gets to court the days of wine and roses are over, but I suspect Steyn will not let him off that easy.

Still on the bright side for the international leaches looking for their next wine filled conference, I’m sure given how easily the media climbed aboard this bandwagon they can come up with a new catastrophe to soak the gullible long enough to keep them living comfortably.

…at least when it comes to the question of the police narrative:

“Law” “enforcement” in Ferguson apparently has at its disposal tear gas, riot gear, armored vehicles and machine guns …but not a dashcam. That’s ridiculous. I remember a few years ago when my one-man police department in New Hampshire purchased a camera for its cruiser. It’s about as cheap and basic a police expense as there is

In Fact Mr. Steyn has experience in Dashcams

Last year, my meek mild-mannered mumsy office manager was pulled over by an angry small-town cop in breach of her Fourth Amendment rights. The state lost in court because the officer’s artful narrative and the usual faked-up-after-the-fact incident report did not match the dashcam footage. Three years ago, I was pulled over by an unmarked vehicle in Vermont and (to put it mildly) erroneously ticketed. In court, I was withering about the department’s policy of no dashcams for unmarked cars, and traffic cops driving around pretending to be James Bond but without the super-secret spy camera. The judge loathed me (as judges tend to), but I won that case. In 2014, when a police cruiser doesn’t have a camera, it’s a conscious choice. And it should be regarded as such.

I’m reminded of Breitbart’s $10,000 (later $100,000) challenge to the left concerning their claims that Tea Party members shouted “Nigger” at black lawmakers as they walked to capitol hill for the Obamacare vote. Breitbart correctly noted that with all the camera running somebody should have caught those errant words if they had actually been started. Steyn again:

And, if we have to have federal subsidy programs for municipal police departments, we should scrap the one that gives them the second-hand military hardware from Tikrit and Kandahar and replace it with one that ensures every patrol car has a camera.

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Steyn’s piece should be read in full, not only because of the excellent cogent points he makes but on the general principle that Steyn’s pieces should always be read because of the sheer quality of his writing.

Glenn Reynolds has been adamant about a constitutional right to record police as a constitutional one and it’s a fair point to make. I think it would be an interesting thing to see how prevalent dash cams are in the St. Louis in general. If they are common in other areas of St. Louis but not Ferguson it’s very telling. Personally I think it would protect the police more than condemn them.

Now I feel for the police, it’s a thankless job, you are under constant critique, you constantly get grief and every day you go to work has the potential to be your last day on earth, additionally when you spend every single day encountering thieves, con men and dishonest folk you tend to see and recognize their habits to the point where you can’t help but notice such traits (in the same way a locksmith can recognize a poorly secured door as he passes by or an expert cook can spot shoddy ingredients at a glance.)

Furthermore I’m offended by the suggestion that people need to be hands off of looters or that such behavior should be excused. If people under actual Jim Crow oppression didn’t excuse that kind of behavior in their youth there is certainly no excuse for it today.

However neither the misconduct of the rioters, the attempts of race hustlers to play this event nor the Mr. Brown’s apparent involvement in a crime answers the question: “Was this self-defense, justifiable homicide or police misconduct or murder?” in the absence of a dashcam that is a valid question to ask and a valid concern for the community that should not be dismissed.

And let’s get those dashcams installed pronto.

What better way to close out my videos from the National Republican Leadership Conference than with a double dose of Mark Steyn. First my interview:

And secondly an edited excerpt (just under 3 min) from his 35 min speech at the conference that brought the house down.

Believe me if Mark is appearing in your area you don’t want to miss the full speech or the full North Troy Vt Crossing business.

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This is the 6th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5 Playing Prevent

I was at the NRLC conference in New Hampshire today and the subject of winning the argument came up.

Steyn talked about the need to win elections but to win the argument every single day in order to set the stage to win as he put it, winning the argument is necessary before winning elections.

In making that case he talked about the incredible amount of debt that has been built up and what that means, he made the case that in some ways we are already gone far beyond the danger point.

And that the point Sarah Palin made.

It’s important to win elections to make the changes to save the country but one simply can not sit back and let the ship sink to the point where it can’t be salvidged.

The second half of the clip might simply seem like comedy concerning John Kerry’s appearance but again she makes a point while doing so that Democrats have become the political victums of President Obama.

Oddly enough it is something that Maureen Dowd has also noticed:

The state of relations between congressional Democrats and the administration has been deteriorating every week, but now it’s hitting a new bottom — and not only with the extraordinary open feud between the C.I.A. and the Senate intelligence committee. Hill Democrats are seething at Obama, fearing that the onetime messiah is putting them in a slough that will last until — or through — 2016.

Top Democrats who were fans of the president and prone to giving him the benefit of the doubt now say they’ve completely lost confidence in the White House’s ability to advance an agenda and work with them in a way that’s going to give Democrats a fighting chance in November.

Palin’s remarks gave everyone a chuckle but the real joke is on the Democrats who invested their reputations in Barack Obama

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One of the joys of the internet is waiting on Mark Steyn to comment on an issue and the Duck Dynasty story was pardon the pun setting up ducks in a row for him.

Here are two jokes one can no longer tell on American television. But you can still find them in the archives, out on the edge of town, in Sub-Basement Level 12 of the ever-expanding Smithsonian Mausoleum of the Unsayable. First, Bob Hope, touring the world in the year or so after the passage of the 1975 Consenting Adult Sex Bill:

“I’ve just flown in from California, where they’ve made homosexuality legal. I thought I’d get out before they make it compulsory.”

The most amazing this about that passage from Steyn is that it follows this exchange on MSNBC (via Stacy McCain) that makes his point:

Is the new new official “position” at MSNBC how DARE you critique Sodomy until you tried it? (I thought that our friends on the left insisted homosexuals were born that way?)

Steyn Continues on the totalitarian nature of this business:

The asphyxiating embrace of ideological conformity was famously captured by Nikolai Krylenko, the People’s Commissar for Justice, in a speech to the Soviet Congress of Chess Players in 1932, at which he attacked the very concept of “the neutrality of chess.” It was necessary for chess to be Sovietized like everything else. “We must organize shock brigades of chess players, and begin immediate realization of a Five-Year Plan for chess,” he declared.

Six years later, the political winds having shifted, Krylenko was executed as an enemy of the people. But his spirit lives on among the Commissars of Gay Compliance at GLAAD. It is not enough to have gay marriage for gays. Everything must be gayed. There must be Five-Year Gay Plans for American bakeries, and the Christian church, and reality TV. There must be shock brigades of gay duck-hunters honking out the party line deep in the backwoods of the proletariat.

As a frequent guest host on Rush Limbaugh’s show Mark Steyn is loved by the right nd hated by the left.  He’s a guy who puts butts in the seats and that’s exactly what you need to keep a shoestring magazine operation afloat.

Someone didn’t mention this to Jason Lee Steorts who critiqued Steyn’s piece concluding thus:

By way of criticizing speech, I’ll say that I found the derogatory language in this column, and especially the slur in its borrowed concluding joke, both puerile in its own right and disappointing coming from a writer of such talent.

I was rather surprised

That fundraiser is to fight the Michael Mann lawsuit over NRO’s pieces on global warming.

Steyn, who has been a free speech target in the past, had an answer:

It is a matter of some regret to me that my own editor at this publication does not regard this sort of thing as creepy and repellent rather than part of the vibrant tapestry of what he calls an “awakening to a greater civility”. I’m not inclined to euphemize intimidation and bullying as a lively exchange of ideas – “the use of speech to criticize other speech”, as Mr Steorts absurdly dignifies it. So do excuse me if I skip to the men’s room during his patronizing disquisition on the distinction between “state coercion” and “cultural coercion”. I’m well aware of that, thank you. In the early days of my free-speech battles in Canada, my friend Ezra Levant used a particular word to me: “de-normalize”. Our enemies didn’t particularly care whether they won in court. Whatever the verdict, they’d succeed in “de-normalizing” us — that’s to say, putting us beyond the pale of polite society and mainstream culture. “De-normalizing” is the business GLAAD and the other enforcers are in. You’ll recall Paula Deen’s accuser eventually lost in court — but the verdict came too late for Ms Deen’s book deal, and TV show, and endorsement contracts.

One of the lessons of the Cracker Barrel / Duck Dynasty example is to know your customer base.

NRO has a customer and a donor base too, apparently that was lost on Jason who doubled down:

The point is basic courtesy, Mark. It’s that you could mount your opposing argument without insulting people. Sure, you have the right to insult people, but I can’t sympathize much with someone who exercises that right just to prove it exists, which seems to have been part of your rhetorical strategy. What I would like to de-normalize is boorishness, whatever its content. I would do that by criticizing your manners, not by “indefinitely suspend[ing]” you, which would not be my decision anyway. When people are indefinitely suspended from this or that for being boors, I find it “stifling and unhealthy,” as you may recall that I said. I’ll upgrade that to “creepy and repellent,” if it’ll calm you down. But it’s also part of the rough-and-tumble of free expression, which protects equally the right of people to be boors, and the right of people to call for suspensions, and the right of organizations to capitulate, and the right of you and me to criticize them for it, with or without courtesy.

Now as an editor Jason Steorts might not be concerned with the vulgar need to satisfy the customers who actually supply the funds in the check he cashes but Jack Fowler, the publisher of National Review does.  Last night at 8:32 PM with the comments sections exploding online he jumped in

I believe Mark Steyn’s new column is a triumph, and wrote him on Friday to say that. The ensuing critical take on it by my colleague, Jason Steorts, left my head shaking.

and wasted no time in bringing up the Global Warming suit and NRO’s fundraising to defend it

This, to me, gets to Jason’s cultural/state construct. So we at NR engage on the “cultural” field, but when we have said something that is intolerable to the Intolligencia, we end up on the state field (judicial subdivision). NR knows we are in the right, and believes that we will prove victorious in court, but not until after the expenditure of millions of dollars, which would have been much better used to advance our mission of standing athwart History, yelling stop. Freedom isn’t free, my friends, and the First Amendment is under assault, on cultural and state fronts — which is why we have no qualms asking you to help support us financially in our legal fight.

Can you say Cause & Effect?

That was Jack Fowler public rebuke of his editor.  I would loved to see the e-mail or heard the phone call that Mr. Steorts got.  I suspect it sounded something like this:

YOU IDIOT! who do you think pays the bills around here?  Do you think GLAAD is going to send us a check because you hit Steyn on this?

I don’t know how old Mr. Steorts is but he doesn’t seem to realize how fast all this has happened.   At the start of the century if you told me that by 2014 we would go from fringe groups arguing to allow & accept Gay Marriage to people being attacked and called bigots for quoting scripture & MSNBC’s “don’t knock it till you try it” attitude on Anal sex, I’d have told you that’s only slightly less likely than the Red Sox winning 3 World series in that same time period.

I would ask Mr. Steorts if we are going to submit to the censorship of culture and avoid offense are we going to censor this Monty Python sketch:

or this one

or this one

or perhaps this one

I could go on but the fight for conservatism has always been a fight in the culture, something the GOP establishment hasn’t figured out.  Humor & insult is a vital arrow for our bow and I’m not about to allow anyone to make us quiver it.

But I’ll make a deal with Mr. Steorts, I’ll reconsider my position six months after the Catholic Church is once again allowed to handle adoptions in the state of  Massachusetts.

Maybe by then the Red Sox will have won 3 more world series, the Cubs will win one and the Dodgers will have moved back to Brooklyn.

Update:  If NRO is Cracker Barrel is PJ Media Glenn Beck?

if NRO finds Steyn’s truthfulness unpalatable, I’m pretty sure we could find a place for him at PJ Media.

I’d turn my magnificent seven into an exciting eight to get Steyn.

Update 2:  Ouch

As one of my RedState colleagues said, their masthead should read:

Standing Athwart History, Yelling Okay Go Right Ahead (We Don’t Want to Offend Anyone)

and Ouch again:

If NRO loses Steyn I’ll have no use for the place…

 …Jonah Goldberg notwithstanding. I certainly don’t see myself reading for Jason Lee Steorts’ more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger tut-tutting.
Update 3:  Added Musical Quote.
Update 4:  Linked at Steyn Online, now if I can only get him on the show.

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