It was a week of highs and lows for Mark, from making a clean sweep of the Top Five hottest new vocal jazz releases on Friday (see right) to encountering for the first time Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts. In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:
The week began with a primetime presidential address in which, as Mark discussed with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Barack Obama told the world that the real security threat was not ISIS but the President's own bigoted, racist, Islamophobic subjects.
~Monday brought more grim news on the free-speech-meets-Islam front: While our leaders dissemble ever more pitifully, those who dare to tell the truth bear an ever lonelier burden.
~On Tuesday Steyn was at the US Senate to testify to Ted Cruz's sub-committee on the ugly climate of intimidation in climate science. The hearing itself was a fine example thereof, beginning as it did with attempted witness-tampering by Greenpeace and proceeding to high-handed senators attempting to shut off disagreement with "I didn't ask you a question". You can read Mark's testimony here, and click below to see his opening remarks:
~On Wednesday, Mark swung by the Howie Carr show because the Boston radio legend was interested to hear of Steyn's meeting with Senator Ed Markey. Howie later devoted his column to how Markey "let two hostile witnesses take over a Senate subcommittee hearing on global warming and begin questioning him". Click below to watch:
No member of the Senate staff could recall a time when witnesses had turned the tables and begun peppering the blowhard senator with questions.
~On Thursday Mark joined Dan and Amy at Chicago's Morning Answer to promote his cat album and weigh the competing national security challenges of jihad, climate change, and large British women.
~Steyn was interviewed by Greta van Susteren this week on Donald Trump's call for an end to Muslim immigration. The proposal was roundly attacked by media, Democrats and almost every Republican candidate. On Friday, it emerged that the only people who like it are the electorate - who evidently aren't aware that the real terrorists are "Europeans" and "Americans".
~Saturday marked the centenary of the birth of Frank Sinatra. SteynOnline celebrated all weekend long with words and music. The second episode of our new series The Song Is You featured great songwriters talking about such classics as "Tea For Two", "Willow, Weep For Me", "Almost Like Being In Love" and "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever". And our Sinatra Century concluded with a diverse range of songs - "Time After Time", "You'd Be So Easy To Love", "Mack The Knife", "Body And Soul", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "That's Life", "Put Your Dreams Away" and "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)". And don't miss Mark on Frank at the movies.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with a special edition of The Song Is You.
WMAL executive honcho Heather Smith Hunter said this weekend:
Favorite interview this week on @WMALDC: @MarkSteynOnline: If you don't buy my cat album, the terrorists have won.
Indeed. Mark's brand new Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats is available from Amazon via CD and download, and also from iTunes and CD Baby. And for other great gifts for the Steyn fan in your family, please see our SteynOnline Christmas specials.