Happy Post-South Carolina Primary Day to our Republican readers, Happy Post-Nevada Caucus Day to our Democrat readers. Mark has an instant reaction to the results here.
Steyn's Australian tour continues on Monday with a lunchtime date in the Australian Parliament. That event and Tuesday night in Sydney are sold out, but, if you'd like to be put on the waiting list for tickets, please email Rachel at the IPA here.
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
The week began with the launch of Steyn's Down Under tour in Perth, and an Aussie Song of the Week to go with it: Hey there, Georgy Girl! It prompted much reader comment on anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic whistling.
~On Monday Mark joined three leftie lassies and a cabinet minister on Australia's flagship current affairs show, the ABC's "Q&A". The climate queens were most unhappy. All went well until Steyn warned that Bernie Sanders could be the first Socialist President of the United States:
You can view (or read) the entire show here. The Australian papers contained extensive discussion of the show. Mark especially enjoyed the caption on The Sydney Morning Herald's picture of him: "Sadly, there is very little we can do to ban idiots." The Australian's Chris Kenny returned to the subject of that Sandernista hot-for-socialism moment, as did the paper's editorialists and letter writers.
~On Tuesday's live Steyn appearance in Brisbane, Mark had the honor of having the vote of thanks moved by the great Jennifer Marohasy, one of the many scientists quoted in his book "A Disgrace to the Profession": The World's Scientists - in Their Own Words - on Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick and Their Damage to Science Volume One. Dr Marohasy compares Mann's scientific method to apples and bananas.
~Like Britain, Australia has more of its Muslim citizens fighting for ISIS than in the service of the Queen. Nevertheless, on Wednesday, while Steyn was in Cloncurry (see picture above), the Oz military announced that it was going halal.
~The big news of the week in America was the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. On Thursday Mark discussed that and other matters from Trump and Bush to climate change and the Middle East with Tom Switzer in an in-depth interview on the ABC's "Between The Lines".
~On Friday Steyn joined Melbourne's Tom Elliott on 3AW to chew over the lack of support for free speech. Click below to listen:
~At the weekend Mark considered the wanton violation of the safe space at Rutgers, and one man's even less safe space in Alberta. For our Saturday movie date, he chose Oscar-nominated Aussie actress Cate Blanchett in Coffee & Cigarettes.
Steyn's new CD, Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats, dedicated to his own beloved cat Marvin, has a four-and-a-half star rating over at iTunes and continues to rack up five-star reviews at Amazon. We enjoyed this one:
I bought this album as a gag gift for my 10-year-old niece, thinking that it would be a record of cat noises that would annoy her parents. The joke backfired. My niece and her parents love it.
Funny how that happens. Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats is available in good old-fashioned CD format. But, if you can't wait for the mailman, it can be yours in seconds via digital download from Amazon or iTunes.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week. On Monday Mark starts the day at 10am Oz Eastern Time with Steve Austin in Brisbane.