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Steyn on the Duke of Edinburgh, the shifting goalposts of lockdown, and the squishiness of America's rock-ribbed conservatives
Programming note: Later this evening Mark will begin a brand new Tale for Our Time. We hope you'll join him. Seventy years ago, April 1951, this famous record began a two-month run at Number One on the Billboard charts: That perfect little pop single still sounds great seven decades later, but we're not about records in this department, we're about songs. And there are so many records of that song that it's one of the most performed and recorded songs of all time: You can get it in country, pop, and a zillion jazz instrumentals. Anything left? Disco maybe? Nah, too late; been there, done that: How faint the tune? Not this one. It's not only one of the most performed and recorded songs of all time, it's the most performed and recorded song ...
Don Siegel died thirty years ago - April 20th 1991- and millions of folks who care not a jot or tittle about the names of movie directors surely know at least one Siegel scene. Here is Clint Eastwood five decades ago in Dirty Harry, with one of the most quoted lines of cinematic dialogue of the last half-century...
Mark presents our dear friend Kathy Shaidle's final film column
The other day, Ted Lieu, a Democrat congressman from the Post-Golden State, tweeted at one of his Republican "colleagues": Dear @RepScottPerry: Native-born Americans like you are no more American, and no less American, than an immigrant like me. And with every passing year, there will be more people who look like me in the US. You can't stop it. So take your racist replacement theory and shove it. Mr Perry's Tweet is no longer "available", so I have no idea what he said. But Representative Lieu's response is the "Great Replacement" in a nutshell: It's a crazy conspiracy theory, and it's totally racist for you to mention it. But, if you do have to mention it, feel free to gloat. Mr Lieu does this brilliantly: it's nutso racey-racist ...
A couple of developments on the global warm-monger front
Steyn on a memorable dinner with the Duke of Edinburgh
Tal Bachman on the Left's embrace of 'Wokist' theology and disdain for America...
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