Notwithstanding the civilizational ruin all around, I had a grand old time guest-hosting for Rush today on America's Number One radio show. You can find a few snippets from the show here.
The G7 wrapped up their summit just before we started. As the Iranians nuclearize and ISIS head-chops its way across the Middle East and Putin preys on his neighbors and China saber-rattles in the Pacific, the leaders of what passes for the free world decided their priorities were climate change and the urgent need for more women entrepreneurs. As I said on air:
In Afghanistan, they don't even have a Take Your Child Bride to Work Day. That's how bad it is.
As for climate change, listeners have been emailing me all day saying "What's the title of that climate-change book you said you're part of?" Well, just to make it easy to remember, we called it Climate Change - and then added the critical kicker: The Facts. So it's called Climate Change: The Facts, and it features me along with Professor Richard Lindzen, Professor Willie Soon and various other dissident voices the appalling Rhode Island senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, wants to sic the Department of Justice on. It's been such a hit that Amazon are having difficulty keeping it in stock. But, if they're out, you can always order it direct from the SteynOnline bookstore, and I'll be happy to autograph it for you. If you can't wait for that, it can be yours in seconds via Kindle. And I'll be talking about the book at the end of this week live on stage in Washington, DC.
~We also discussed what a stinker of a candidate Hillary Clinton is for the Dems, and how it's time for Vermont leftie Bernie Sanders to stop pussyfooting around and go full red-blooded socialist on her corporatist-militarist ass. I also shared a few thoughts on Obama's admission that he still doesn't have "a complete strategy" for dealing with ISIS. In fairness to him, I think he does have a strategic goal - the total retreat of American influence in the world - and it's all proceeding smoothly.
~It was my first day back at Ice Station EIB since the death of our friend Kit Carson, Rush's longtime chief of staff. I revealed that, when listeners complained about me laughing at my own jokes, in fact I was laughing at something funnier Kit had said in my headphones - and it felt strange today not to have him in my ears motoring the show along. As I said:
Kit was the guy who dubbed this place 'Ice Station EIB.' I owe him a lot and this show owes him a lot. And even millions of listeners who don't know his name owe Kit a lot for what he did for Rush and for this show.
Kit was by Rush's side for 27 years. I have a few more reminiscences of him here.
~I'll be back behind the Golden EIB Microphone for Tuesday's show, and looking forward to it..