Tag Archives: Mark Steyn

The Pope’s Global Warming distraction

As Mark Steyn laments, what with the diminution of Christianity across Europe and the Middle East, you might think the pontiff would have other priorities.

“…the notion of a papal encyclical on climate change in order to ‘impact’ a UN conference is utterly depressing in its cobwebbed banality.

“And also kind of decadent at a time when some of the oldest Christian communities on earth are being systematically extinguished. That’s a real present-tense crisis, not one of those Al Gore if-we-don’t-act-now-time-is-running-out-to-save-the-polar-bears crisis. It’s happening now, now, now. Oughtn’t that to take priority for the Bishop of Rome? Is the Pope Catholic?

“Nor is the onslaught on Christians confined to the Holy Land and the rest of the Middle East. Today’s paper includes an account of the ransacking of a Italian church by a man uttering certain phrases in Arabic. He smashed the baptismal font, two altarpieces, a painting of the Assumption, statues of the Madonna with child, our Lady of the Sorrows, our Lady of the Rosary, and St Joseph. No doubt he was just another of the ‘mentally ill’. Maybe all these mentally ill Koran-quoters would be worth an encyclical.”

Or maybe not. Indeed, given their penchant for violence, make that probably not.

Via Five Feet of Fury.

UPDATE: Indeed, they proved it, yet again, in Paris. Joke not about Mighty Mo, the bullets said, as the three black-suited, masked Islamists killed twelve.

MORE:  Meanwhile, among the Lefties of The Atlantic, the concern is Taming Christian Rage. So in tune they are. No Islamaphobes among them. They wouldn’t dare.

I don’t know, he amuses me

Mark Steyn seems to be rather hated in Detroit these days. His remarks on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show have cut too close to the bone, apparently.

“This is an American city at the dawn of the 21st century, and one in two of its citizens are illiterate. That’s about the same rate as the Ivory Coast, or the Central African Republic, under its aforementioned cannibal emperor. Whereas in the Seventies and Eighties Detroit was ruled by a Democrat mayor, a bureaucracy-for-life, and an ever more featherbedded union army, all of whom cannibalized the city.”

His many responding emailents (is that a word? it is now) proved to be at least half-literate, though they seem to know four-letter words best. A few got up to two syllables with arse-hole. Not really arse, of course, but we try to be nice around here. Why, I don’t really know, given the state of the culture. Just habit, I suppose.

My Sharia Amour

Just a little late to the party, but I really like these Mark Steyn parody lyrics to the old George Benson wheezer.

My Sharia Amour, pretty little girl in your chador.

One of only four that I beat sore. How I wish that I had five.

My Sharia Amour, I got her from an imam in Lahore

In her burqa, this chick could take away your breath

But don’t even glance, or I’ll have to have her stoned to death

Allah-la-la-la-la, Allah-la-la-la-la

I’m like Bernie, I guess, just can’t get enough of mocking the goat lovers. (Altho he goes a lot farther, calling them camel humpers and dune-coons.) Seems fair since we’re going to have to be putting up with their religious war for another century or so—while our feckless pols try to explain it away as “a religion of peace.”

Say what you will about religious violence in general, Islam is the only one that specifically requires husbands to beat their wives.

But I’m sure mockery is  a lot easier when you’re not living in their direct line of fire.

Why we don’t win wars anymore

“On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three years, eight months, and eight days later, the Japanese surrendered. These days, America’s military moves at a more leisurely pace. On November 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, was attacked — by one man standing on a table, screaming “Allahu akbar!” and opening fire. Three years, nine months, and one day later, his court-martial finally got under way…it now takes the U.S. military longer to prosecute a case of ‘workplace violence’ than it did to win World War Two.”   —Mark Steyn.

Our phony justice system

Not because George Zimmerman was acquitted, which he certainly deserved to be, but because of the way the state of Florida tried, desperately, to convict him of something, anything, to keep the racists happy.

“…if Floridians are of a mind to let off a little steam, they might usefully burn down the Sanford courthouse and salt the earth. The justice system revealed by this squalid trial is worth rioting over.”

An all-woman jury for a male defendant? What was that about? Six jurors instead of twelve? What am I missing here?

Possibly that Florida was merely following the trend at the federal level, which wins more than 90 percent of its cases, principally because they hit the defendant with so many charges that the jury feels like it’s being reasonable to only convict on one or two of them.

It’s a record which, as Mark Steyn notes, certainly would impress the House of Saud. Only Kim Jon Un is likely to close in on 100 percent.

Our in-house editor, Mrs Charm, frequently reminds us that criminal justice these days is about plea bargaining and and not much else. Even Jimmy Carter knows our democracy is dying.

UPDATE:  Florida law says the acquitted Zimmerman gets his gun back. The feds, however, tell Florida not to obey its own law. Justice denied again.

MORE:  Meanwhile, our narcissist president (everything is about him) weighs in once more:  “If Trayvon was a white teen, he said, ‘both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.’” The “show” must go on until the polls close in 2014.

Bible lesson

“If only King David were alive today he may have been spared his problems caused by watching a hottie take a bath. Sure, Uriah [the Hittite] still dies but the story would only be about some saucy e-mails and a few laughable talking points.”

Commenter Matt Clegg, on the Petraeus-Broadwell-Allen-Kelly “sex” scandal, at the Orange County Register where Mark Steyn is merely funny, as usual.

Democrats: The party of Woodstock hippies

Now I don’t have anything against hippies in general. Although, in their heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, I always tried to stay upwind of them because they had a curious aversion to bathing and deodorant.

But the Woodstock hippies I never had much use for partly because while these draft-dodgers were having their pathetic love fest in the mud in the summer of 1969 I was being shot at in Vietnam. And also because they were idiots who couldn’t come in out of the rain, much less feed themselves.

“I was at Woodstock,” Mark Steyn quotes John Ratzenberger in Steyn’s After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, “I built the stage. And when everything fell apart and people were fighting for peanut butter sandwiches, it was the National Guard who came in and saved the same people who were protesting them. So when Hillary Clinton a few years ago wanted to built a Woodstock memorial, I said it should be a statue of a National Guardsman feeding a crying hippie.”

And he goes on to say that those same crying Woodstock hippies—including the Hildabeast and her lyin’, child-molesting husband Slick Willie—are the elite of today’s Democrat party. And if you vote for these high-taxing, over-regulating statists tomorrow—and particularly for our Liar President—then you are a sorry case.

So wise up. Vote Romney. And if he turns out to be another statist, too, we’ll vote his lying ass out as well.