There is nothing – absolutely nothing– that rocks my world more than to hear a strong conservative male passionately go off on the utter moral bankruptcy of moonbat liberals, especially on the issue of the war on terror.
Who am I talking about? One Mark Steyn. I did not get to leave for lunch today at the 8-5 so I missed the show (and AM radio reception in my office is awful), but
Allah oops, make that Ian, thank goodness, has a small audio segment of Steyn as he filled in for Rush today.
You’ll dig it. He digs freedom. He digs America. I dig Steyn.
I’ve never heard him speak before, but I’m very glad I did today.
To segue into a semi-related topic, there have been some discussions in the blogosphere this week about people’s looks and whether or not it’s a good idea to ‘use’ them to help sell your book/blog, etc. While Steyn is easy on the eyes to yours truly, it’s what he says that really counts. You can be the most fantastic looking person in the world and it will not get you far if you don’t have the brains to go with them (with the exception of Hollywood and the modeling industry). Hot Air proves this every week with the gorgeous Michelle Malkin at the helm doing Vents, and they proved it this week as well with the lovely Mary Katharine Ham and Bethany guest-Venting. These gals look great, and they’re smart as hell, too. But even if they weren’t ‘all that’ it wouldn’t change a thing about what they’ve said in their vlogs. Nice looks just makes things more interesting, and heck – might entice people who otherwise wouldn’t tune in to do just that. And maybe those people who’ve tuned in because of that will learn something.
Chris Hitchens, for example, is not someone I’d look twice at if I saw him on the street – assuming for purposes of discussion that I didn’t know who Chris Hitchens is. But listening to him debate, reading what he’s written, if I did see him walking down the street and recognized him, I’d trip over my own feet to talk to him (that is, if my knees didn’t turn to jello first) Whether the looks are there are not, at the end of the day it’s what’s said that is important. And the passionate deliveries from the likes of Hitch and Steyn provide guarantees that these two really do believe in what they’re talking about.
To me, that rocks. Gotta love it. Gotta appreciate it.
Steyn or Hitch*. I can’t decide who kicks moonbat liberal bootie better.
Lastly, with all this talk about passionate conservative males, I have one final thing to add: Goldstein’s Vent debuts tomorrow
*Footnote: Yes, I know Hitch couldn’t techinically be classified as a ‘conservative’ but he sure sounds like one.
Update: Here’s what you need to do when you know Steyn’s gonna be on a talk station. The song is Autograph‘s “Turn Up the Radio” :