Happy Independence Day to our Paraguayan readers. Tomorrow, Monday, Mark will be starting the week behind the Golden EIB Microphone, guest-hosting for Rush on America's Number One radio show, live from 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. We hope you'll tune in either on one of 600 radio stations across the US or via iHeartRadio livestream or your Rush 24/7 subscription. And, if you miss Monday's show, he'll be back for a second stint on Tuesday.
This week Mark joined Toronto's Number One morning man John Oakley to survey a range of current issues, from transgendered bathrooms to the Fort McMurray fire via the vexed question of whether Melania Trump is too hot for the White House. Most of these global problems are apparently all Steyn's fault. You can hear the full interview with Mark here.
As Steyn told Oakley, the point about the US Justice Department's suit against North Carolina is to teach the rest of us that there is now only one permitted view on transgender issues - and it therefore joins a long list of conversational topics to which traditional understandings of freedom of speech no longer apply: There is only the approved, enforced, official line. Mark's favorite Aussie morning man, Alan Jones, quoted Steyn's ever lengthening laundry list on Sky News this week:
~Readers have asked for an update on global warm-monger Michael E Mann's defamation suit against Steyn, about to enter its fifth year in the dank toilet of DC justice. Tom McLaughlin, columnist of The Conway Daily Sun in Mark's home state of New Hampshire, mentions the state of play here:
I also look forward to Mark Steyn's day in court, the legal preliminaries for which have dragged on for almost five years. Penn State University climatologist Michael Mann, author of the infamous hockey-stick graph purporting to demonstrate anthropogenic global warming, has sued Steyn for defamation after he accused Mann of fraud. Steyn refused to apologize and wants a trial to further expose Mann's specious research.
The above prompted an indignant response from Dr Mann himself.
~Listeners continue to enjoy Steyn's new cat album Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats, dedicated to his own beloved cat Marvin, and starring him on the cover. The CD has a four-and-a-half star rating over at iTunes and a lot of five-star reviews at Amazon, including from Stephen N Bowen:
Leave it to Mark Steyn for an album like this! Great! I"m a cat lover but due to allergies, can't have one or more in the house at my age... Yet through Mark's album and his very apropos voice I can relive those purring halcyon days.
If you buy only one feline concept album this year, make it Feline Groovy.
~If you dislike Mark's singing voice, wait'll you hear his speaking voice: Steyn's book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn is out now in audio format - and narrated by Mark himself! It's a Top Five bestseller on the political humor hit parade.
Don't forget to tune your dial EIB-wards tomorrow, Monday, when Mark guest-hosts for Rush, live at 12 noon Eastern.