Greetings from Melbourne, where I'll be treating myself to Georgy Girl: The Seekers Musical at Her Majesty's Theatre this weekend. I assume they'll do "The Carnival Is Over", which may well be appropriate as Hillary's firewall crumbles...
I had a great night with Alan Jones, Andrew Bolt and a capacity crowd for the IPA gala dinner. Before that I joined Tom Elliott's drivetime show on 3AW. Tom at one point lived in Toronto, so we had a hands-across-the-dominions moment before the mike went live and we turned to the issues of the day - including, of course, free speech. Click below to listen to part of our conversation:
~Gus Leonisky, who purports to speak for "Your Democracy", is not happy at my appearance on the ABC's "Q&A". The excitable chap writes:
So how come some-one controversial like Mark Steyn gets on Q & A when he has no scientific understanding of anything? And he is quick at pointing out a few quirkies in the climate change studies to show it's all wrong!
Ah I see the character is "controversial" and he has a big mouth which he uses at every street corners available on the Australian mediocre mass media de mierda including Q and A... Steyn hides his grand scientific mediocrity behind a wall of human right activism in defence of free speech in which anyone can talk shit — as long as it's louder than proper scientists can, because their medium is too complicated to shout — and be understood like a fuck! or a shit! or "a global warming is crap"!... Fantastic emotional ignorance! Magic..!
Actually, you're the one who seems to find it hard to write a sentence without "shit" or "fuck". Do you think a remedial writing course might help?
Mark Stein has the right to express his opinion but he can do it in the park on a soap box — NOT ON THE ABC, unless someone, really up to date with the latest on climate change, can shoot him down in flame for the length of the entire program non-stop with precise facts and figures and scientific observations which of course would show Steyn as a clever imbecile.
Actually I'm happy to debate any expert "climate scientist", yet oddly enough it's your guys who run and hide. Michael E Mann, David Suzuki and all the rest decline every opportunity to "shoot Steyn down in flames". All Mr Leonisky has to do to get his wish is persuade one of his shrinking-violet climate queens to take the unprecedented step of agreeing to debate someone who disagrees with them. Imagine that.
~On Monday I'll be joining Steve Austin on the ABC in Brisbane, round about 10am Queensland time, and then I'll be live in Parliament in Canberra, speaking in the Senate alcove.
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