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Ten quick thoughts on the hideously corrupted "Russia investigation"
It's the Christmas movie season at SteynOnline - even if this is less a Christmas movie than a movie that happens to be set at Christmas. Nevertheless, I think of this picture almost every holiday season, and it seems particularly apt this Yuletide after the Fall of Weinstein et al. We now know that beloved network anchormen have under-desk buttons to lock you in their offices, that PBS hosts think 25-year old interns at meetings enjoy seeing penises three times their age, that fashionable Manhattan restaurants have rape rooms, and that, when you clear out the sex fiends from NPR, there isn't a lot left on the schedule. This picture is also about sex and power in the workplace, but from an era with very different cultural mores - although ...
We began our celebration of the big hits from the Christmas songbook with Mark and Irving Berlin's daughter gathered around her father's piano to recall the family tragedy behind "White Christmas". This week's song is one of many written in the wake of "White Christmas" and in the shadow of war, as Mark and Linda Purl note in the video below. Linda has been a fixture on American TV screens from "Happy Days" to "The Office", "Matlock" to "Homeland". Click below to see Linda's marvelous performance, and afterwards Mark will tell the story behind the song:
~Linda Purl was accompanied by Eric Harding, piano; Jon Gearey, guitar; Claude Lavergne, drums...
Australia's "marriage equality" campaign triumphed in this month's referendum under the slogan "Let's Get It Done". In other words, it's inevitable, so why waste another five years arguing about it?
That's how "progressives" think about progress...
In a couple of months, Michael E Mann's defamation suit against me will enter its sixth year in the constipated bowels of DC justice...
Mark remembers Christine Keeler and the Profumo affair
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