A few hours after Margaret Thatcher´s death on Monday, the snarling deadbeats of the British underclass were gleefully rampaging through the streets of Brixton in South London, scaling the marquee of the local fleapit and hanging a banner announcing, "THE B@&$! IS DEAD." Amazingly, they managed to spell all four words correctly. By Friday, "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead," from "The Wizard of Oz," was the No. 1 download at Amazon UK. Mrs. Thatcher would have enjoyed all this. Her former speechwriter John O´Sullivan recalls how, some years after leaving office, she
Steyn makes magic with his words. A nice tribute to Mrs. Thatcher. She was one of the giants in the free world in a remarkable era. Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, Lech Walesa, and yes, even Gorbachev, who knew how to see reality. Now we have a pathetic, dullard of a U.S. president, a disgrace at State and at Defense, and nothing makes me optimistic...
Thatcher and Reagan are of a generation lost and the likes of which I doubt we shall ever see again. All of the so-called leaders today are so small. Mark Steyn knows it - which is why his writings are so hard to find (Orange County Register, NRO?). He should be syndicated in every major newspaper in the West - and he would be if they were really newspapers.
We are fighting a battle that can´t be won. It can only be put off and I believe we saw the last chance of delaying it was in November 2012. The evil that is enveloping the world has a strong hold and will not relinquish its grip except by divine intervention. It is II Chronicles 7:14 time. "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Mrs. Thatcher was a try patriot. She was a wonder woman and is now being vilified by the "low information voters" and ignorant people who have never and never will vote. That is what is happening to our country right now. We are being run by the low information voters and people who are too dumb to even know what a voting ballot even looks like. We are doomed forever. Nothing will ever be "normal" again. There is no Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher out there anymore. They have been lost by the teachings of liberal college who have not taught true democracy in years. God Bless this country!!!!!PLEASE
As stated in another L.com thread, the BBC and the american msm can go suck a cow cookie. I´m in London, (just got in a couple of hours ago traveling on business) and staying at the Grange St. Pauls. At the cathedral across the street, to a man and woman, solid support for the Iron Lay. Even my cab driver who had ample time to give me the low down between Heathrow airport and my hotel had copious praise. Not bad for a union guy.
Steyn is my favorite writer and thinker. The wittiest and most insightful guy out there, and I have no doubt that this particular piece displays his brilliance. I would love to comment on his work. But is there no longer any way to read than to pay for it? $2 for a day pass to the OC Register, really? Did that happen after everyone above posted, or do all my Lucianne friends subscribe? Or comment without reading the whole thing. Sigh. How spoiled I´ve become. I´ll miss you, Mark. But $2 for what´s probably 1000 words or less is a little pricey to do on regular basis. Guess I´ll wait for his next book.
#7 "The U.S. is leaderless now, and has been for the last 4+ years" ------------------------------------- Just as well, we´re rudderless, also, thanks to the war on American principles being waged by the left.
It’s a fact: repubics badly lost several elections. Of course, 2010 was a success, but it was commies who went too commie/fascist style and scared some folks. Obviously, they didn’t repeat this mistake in 2012. And it looks by what they are doing now, they wring political rinos so that we, American public, are with a feeling there is no political party to work for us. I suggest for conservative patriots, to learn how the political struggle is waged. You can do it by studying from the source – lenin, hitler, alinsky and others. Don’t be shy – the future of America and many people in the world are at stake.
The "must reads" editor said it best: "The best description of (Thatcher´s) grave dancers yet: "Snarling deadbeats of the British under class." Snarling deadbeats: Think ignorant - uneducated. University degrees no longer verify education; it verifies they pleased an uneducated liberal so called professor with useless knowledge; and they may have gone on to include parrot talk to a committee for the PhD.
We patriotic Americans are not doomed. we exist in large numbers, are competent, still have the vote, and so I´m told, are armed to the teeth unlike the rest of the world. Remember the(one gun plus one Jew = one dead Nazi) x 1,000,000 =no Holacaust.//Biden says his Special Forces in Black Helicopters can take our guns away.//They have about 60,000 trigger pullers. As an old infantry officer I can tell you that´s not enough against a 100 million plus Americans with guns.
"A generation on, the Thatcher era seems more and more like a magnificent but temporary interlude in a great nation’s bizarre, remorseless self-dissolution. She was right and they were wrong, and because of that they will never forgive her."
We will see MANY Anti-Americans treat people like Dr. Benjamin Carson, Rand Paul, Allan West, and a host of other Conservatives, as if they are the second coming of the Devil himself, not ever wanting to admit that they, themselves, have been LIED TO for their entire lives. More so, they will cringe to realize that they´ve been TOO STUPID to realize it until it was too late.
I read at Breitbart that the Satan-worshipping group Satanic Temple wants its very own statue outside the Oklahoma Statehouse in Oklahoma City alongside a Ten Commandments monument. USA Today reports that the Republican legislature invited such insidious activity by authorizing the privately funded Ten Commandments statue on the Capitol grounds. If they were to decline the commission of a Satanic icon, it could constitute an unconstitutional infringement on the First Amendment. The ACLU has already filed a lawsuit for the removal of the monument. As Lucien Greaves, the spokesman for Satanic Temple, said to USA Today, the Satanic icon would be a “homage
TWO THINGS ALL conservatives love are narratives of decline and talking about conservatism. Put those together and you have the popular argument that conservatism ain’t what it used to be. The chart of that supposed decline, if you were to draw it Ascent of Man style, would start with Edmund Burke looking intelligent and walking upright, followed by William F. Buckley as Australopithecus, slouching. The present age would be represented by some knuckle-dragging, prognathous creature like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. First comes very smart, then pretty smart, and then not very smart at all. Some of those on the right
DOHA, Qatar -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there. Hagel approved the order after speaking with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian Monday night from Afghanistan where he was visiting troops. Le Drian asked the U.S. to help get African troops quickly into the country to prevent the violence there from spreading, said Pentagon spokesman Carl Woog. There are more than 1,000 French troops in the Central African Republic, where Christian armed fighters launched an attack
RUSH: Do you know, folks, that you can keep your doctor after all if you´re willing to pay more? That´s from Zeke Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel, who´s one of the architects of Obamacare. And you can. If you´re willing to pay more, you can keep your doctor, and nobody ever said anything else. "Obama didn´t lie to you," he said. "It´s just a matter of choice." No, no, it´s not. We´re losing choice. I was thinking about something. Those of you that were not alive in the 1950s hear a lot about it and how the old fuddy-duddies want
RUSH: I kid you not, the Daily Caller: "Liberals Want to Stop Men From Checking Out Women." Liberals want to make it a crime for men to ogle or otherwise look at or otherwise admire or otherwise dream about or otherwise fantasize about or otherwise look at and laugh, whatever, women. "In the progressive future, men will not be able to look at women´s bodies because that is a terrible thing to do -- and science says so. "Researchers have offered a definitive report into the science of the male ´objectifying gaze,´" and that is in quotes, "in the December
RUSH: There´s a fascinating couple of stories on wealth. Do you know, folks, one of the things, talking about wealth and poverty, the poor, the rich, when I endeavor to explain American exceptionalism -- and, by the way, if I may be a little Obama-like here. In the foreword that I wrote for Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims -- remember that book written for children 10 to 13, primarily for everybody. I wrote my definition of American exceptionalism in a way that young people can understand it. At least I tried to. My uncle read that portion at our
RUSH: Well, they tried to make me the villain in the soap opera about the pope, but it just didn´t take off this time. They´re still out there trying. There´s a left-wing Catholic group with 6,000 signatures to a petition. They´re a left-wing, pro-abortion bunch of Catholics, which means they´re not really Catholic. Anyway, they´re trying to raise all kinds of problems with this, but they´ve not been able to. I have a column here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers by Shikha Dalmia at Reason.com. It´s entitled, "The Pope´s Self-Defeating Anti-Capitalist Rant." The piece does not mention me, but it
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
President Barack Obama’s Facebook page on Saturday posted a message honoring the dead from Pearl Harbor—accompanied by a picture of Obama descending the stairs next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The picture barely fits the name of the Arizona Memorial so it can frame Obama in the foreground. The post´s statement reads: Today, with solemn pride and reverence, let us remember those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor, acknowledge everyone who carried their legacy forward, and reaffirm our commitment to upholding the ideals for which they served. President Obama The Obama Administration´s current shipbuilding plan shrinks the size of
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack,
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the hapless, goalpost-shifting so-called "architect" of Obamacare, told Fox News´ Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that President Barack Obama´s promise "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" was absolutely true--with one important caveat: if you like your doctor, "you can pay for it." Wallace grilled Dr. Emanuel, challenging his false claims that California´s enrollment was keeping pace with the percentage of the young population necessary to keep the system afloat, and pointing out that the president´s promise on doctors would collapse once people lost their insurance or their
A veteran Washington adviser who has worked for four Presidents on both sides of the political aisle said that the stunning Government Accountability Report report that found President Barack Obama has not had a one-on-one meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius since the passage of Obamacare over three years ago is an indictment of the entire White House operation and shows that the Obama administration has bordered on "malfeasance." "I have no doubt the White House is right, that Secretary Sebelius was in several group meetings with the president about health care," Gergen caveated, "but the whole