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The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Oh The Irony: Mark Steyn

So, in the wake of Donald Sterling being unceremoniously dumped from any association with the NBA, we have Mark Steyn running to his defence. Even so, it is disturbing to see (as Bill Quick put it) “the use of a man’s property be taken from him because of the way he expressed himself.” And not . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Oh The Irony: Mark Steyn

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: The Steyn Is Back … and He Still Doesn’t Get It

Mark Steyn has returned to the pages of the National Post, and he is continuing his crusade to never be held accountable for his “free speech”.  (No surprise there, Steyn and Levant have been mutual cheerleaders for ages) Mr. Steyn seems to be confused about the difference between free speech, free speech without consequences.  As . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: The Steyn Is Back … and He Still Doesn’t Get It

Montreal Simon: Preston Manning and the Disastrous Con Conclave

As you probably know the Preston Manning is holding a big Con Conclave in Ottawa, and it's not just the hookers who are quivering with excitement. So are the pundits and poobahs.Because it's the BIG EVENT !!! Given the potential for spirited and substantial political debate, is it any wonder that ManningFest has . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Preston Manning and the Disastrous Con Conclave

The Common Sense Canadian: Climate scientist’s defamation suit threatens to topple conservative publication

The legal battle between climate scientist Michael Mann (left) and conservative columnist Mark Steyn (right) is heating up.

Read this February 3rd article by Andrew Breiner in Climate Progress about climate scientist Michael Mann’s lawsuit against National Review columnist Mark Steyn, which threatens the magazine’s future.

The price of attacking the climate change . . . → Read More: The Common Sense Canadian: Climate scientist’s defamation suit threatens to topple conservative publication

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Free Dominion Is BACK!!! Sort of…

They’ve gone read-only, for the time being.  Meanwhile, it worth nothing the occasion that brought them out.

 A federal appeals court has put the final nail in the coffin of Mark Lemire’s constitutional appeal  of section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (the hate speech provision). You can read more more about it here; . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Free Dominion Is BACK!!! Sort of…

Alberta Diary: Got trouble with ‘overbearing urban planners’? The Manning Centre wants to help!

A civic election all-candidates’ meeting in Calgary. “Why don’t we pass the time with a game of solitaire?” Actual Manning Centre supported candidates may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Manning Centre namesake Preston Manning; Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi; Calgary developer Cal Wenzel (CTV photo).

If on Oct. 21 the market-fundamentalist slate trained . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Got trouble with ‘overbearing urban planners’? The Manning Centre wants to help!

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Advice For Mark Steyn: If You Are Serious

…lose the beard and ditch the fruity, fake Brit accent.  Yankees don’t want to hear that shit.  Its OK when you’re playing an intellectual come to lecture them on their colonial inferiority.  But if you want to lead ’em, you’ll have to learn to talk white.  You’ll also have to learn to eat “fritters” . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Advice For Mark Steyn: If You Are Serious

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi: Late Coda To Hechme Case

Richard Warman is still having to tell people it’s lies:

The “Hechme allegation” was one of the stranger incidents in The Speechy Wars–the epic political battle over section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act  that began in 2008 and still grinds on in the Senate.  Two  Neo-Nazis managed to convince a good portion of the . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi: Late Coda To Hechme Case

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Suck On It Mark Steyn

Climate scientist Michael Mann has finally filed his lawsuit:

Today, the case of Dr. Michael E. Mann vs. The National Review and The Competitive Enterprise Institute was filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Dr. Mann, a Professor and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, has instituted . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Suck On It Mark Steyn

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Mann Vs. Steyn, Part II

An update on the unfolding defamation suit climate pitting climate scientist Michael Mann against  Mark Steyn and The National Review.  The NR has offered its response to Mann’s contentions here.  It will fight, and not retract nor remove the post in question.  Obviously, IANAL, and U.S. defamation laws make it a tough slog for Mr. Mann.  However, I . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Mann Vs. Steyn, Part II

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Plagiarism And Mark Steyn

My gal-pal Carol is being hard on Mark Steyn for his incessant self-recycling here.

…when apprised of Steyn’s duplication and errors, editors at Maclean’s did nothing. What does this say about standards at Canada’s national news magazine versus those in leading U.S. publications? Why are fabricated musings about Dylan’s creative juices enough to pull Lehrer’s book . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Plagiarism And Mark Steyn

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Noted Climate Scientist Michael Mann Threatens Legal Action Against Far Right Scuzzbag With Fake English Accent Mark Steyn

The facebook entry is here, screen-capped below:

I’m not going to link to the defamatory stuff; it compares Mike Mann to Jerry Sandusky.  You can find it through the link.  Its about time somebody sued Mark Steyn.  He’s an evil shit, and his writings served as a philosophical foundation for mass murderer  Anders Behring Breivik.   . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Noted Climate Scientist Michael Mann Threatens Legal Action Against Far Right Scuzzbag With Fake English Accent Mark Steyn

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Krista Erickson Looks Like Ann Coulter, And Other Things We Learned About Mark Steyn’s Toronto Appearance Without Actually Going

Last night, Mark Steyn–the U.S. author whose writings served as the inspiration for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik–performed in Toronto for a small crowd of mostly white geezers:

A good time was had by all, and several people laughed so hard their dentures flew out.

Randy Hillier showed up:

And I must say I’d never noticed . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Krista Erickson Looks Like Ann Coulter, And Other Things We Learned About Mark Steyn’s Toronto Appearance Without Actually Going

Mark Steyn whines about John Derbyshire fallout: why can’t I just call a coon a coon?

Ah, free speech. It’s hard out here for a modern conservative. Those darned liberals have taken away every speck of freedom and decency from right wingers. No longer can conservatives call black people, homos or wimmin names without being called out or, gulp, fired for it.

Take winger and Breivik inspiration Mark Steyn for example. . . . → Read More: Mark Steyn whines about John Derbyshire fallout: why can’t I just call a coon a coon?

‘I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.’

Why Mitt Romney is losing.

Mark Steyn ridin’ on Mitt’s jock.

Just another day on the religious war front

Woke up the day after Christmas to read to following headlines:

National Review: “Silent Night”, Mark Steyn on the ‘War on Christians’.

Associated Press: “Nun’s remains miraculously healed New York woman, Vatican says”.

Reuters: “Islamists kill dozens in Nigeria Christmas bombs”.

Atlas Shrugs: “EGYPT’S MAIN PRO-SHARIA ISLAMIC SUPREMACIST PARTIES TAKE 65% OF . . . → Read More: Just another day on the religious war front

Mark Steyn brings out the best in the wingnut. Brent Bozell: Obama is a “skinny, Ghetto crackhead”.

C'mon Bozey, say something outrageous. This is Fox News!

Half-assed Canuck Mark Steyn is a lovely person. He attracts same. While on Fox News, filling in for some host or something, Steyn managed to cajole the following statement from the very religious, very wingnutty head of the Media Research Centre, Brent Bozell:

. . . . → Read More: Mark Steyn brings out the best in the wingnut. Brent Bozell: Obama is a “skinny, Ghetto crackhead”.

Mark Steyn pens another post designed to inspire future Breiviks

From Zandar Versus the Stupid, an astute observation on the world Mark Steyn inhabits.Over at the National Review, Mark Steyn is clearly upset that we haven’t declared September 11th to be “National Take A Swing At A Muslim Day” and finds the world’s l… . . . → Read More: Mark Steyn pens another post designed to inspire future Breiviks

Armageddon Time. Mark Steyn and Marci McDonald battle it out.

At least Marci McDonald (“The Armageddon Factor”) and Mark Steyn (“After America: Get Ready for Armageddon”) agree on something, even if they mean totally different things. The difference? One advocates the separation of church and state; the other… . . . → Read More: Armageddon Time. Mark Steyn and Marci McDonald battle it out.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Gruending On The Breivik Killings And "The Right"

 Dennis Gruending weighs in elegantly here.My view: if right-wing pundits like Steyn, and Tarrek Fatah, and Pam Geller aren’t nuts, then Brevik’s actions are sane.  If dark-skinned Islamo-fascists really have infiltrated all le… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Gruending On The Breivik Killings And "The Right"

Leftist Jab: Hack Pundit Of The Week: Mark Steyn

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” -Upton SinclairRegardless of the politics of Anders Behring Breivik, his politics weren’t responsible for his alleged crime. Holding ext… . . . → Read More: Leftist Jab: Hack Pundit Of The Week: Mark Steyn

No Jonathan Kay, Mark Steyn is not a “thoughtful, mainstream thinker”

Today’s NatPo column by Jonathan Kay shows how he is as guilty as any right wing journalist in exploiting the current climate of fear and hate against the left. He is not the only one. His paper promulgates hate for the left on a ongoing basis. It unabashedly promotes the Conservative party 24/7. But today’s . . . → Read More: No Jonathan Kay, Mark Steyn is not a “thoughtful, mainstream thinker” . . . → Read More: No Jonathan Kay, Mark Steyn is not a “thoughtful, mainstream thinker”

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": Mark Steyn Sees The Truth

And then starts tap dancing as fast as he can. Sorry Mark, you are not being “fitted up”, but called out. No need to fit you up, your writing speaks for itself.Some of us believe this is an early skirmish in the Eurabian civil war. If the insurgents em… . . . → Read More: They Call Me “Mr. Sinister”: Mark Steyn Sees The Truth

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Whither Mark Steyn?

It was pointed out to me yesterday that Mark Steyn hasn’t produced content for Macleans in quite awhile.  So I fired off an email to Senior Columnist Paul Wells.  He responded:Feel free to quote me but I won’t be very helpful. Mark hasn’t wri… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Whither Mark Steyn?

Bouquets of Gray: Apocalypse deferred (indefinitely)

In 2005, right-wing bloviator and professional Islamophobe Mark Steyn wrote an article for the Jewish World Review with the title (“U.S. can sit back and watch Europe implode”), which adumbrated the argument of his book, America Alone, that Europe was … . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Apocalypse deferred (indefinitely)