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Mark Steyn Strikes Back
Against the Empire

Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/22/2014 5:59:05 AM

As all the world knows, climate buffoon Michael Mann is suing Mark Steyn, National Review and others for disagreeing with him about global warming–not just disagreeing, but doing so in colorful language. As happens so often on the Left, Mann found himself losing the debate on a public issue of great importance. Rather than admit that he was wrong about the hockey stick–one of the most notorious errors, or frauds, in the history of science–he is trying to shut his opponents up through litigation. Steyn was unhappy with how the lawsuit was going, so he dismissed the lawyers that were

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/22/2014 6:20:05 AM     (No. 9741983)

I´ve read parts of the filing, and its a great laugh. One paragraph makes note that Michael Mann, by appearing with other well known Climate Change Experts, Matt Damon and Jessica Alba on television, makes Dr. Mann a public figure, and open for satire and parody...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 2/22/2014 6:34:17 AM     (No. 9741989)

Great response to the amended complaint and the Federal Judiciary.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DaddyO, 2/22/2014 6:37:46 AM     (No. 9741990)

If you don´t know much about Steyn, he also ran afoul of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (and won) several years ago for a satirical piece on Islam.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grace1798, 2/22/2014 7:21:41 AM     (No. 9742015)


OKAY so I am STUPID SOOOOOOO I MUST SUE someone who is more intelligent and informed on the facts than I am! What is the definition of a MORON........??? Those who will FIGHT to PROVE THEIR WRONG IS RIGHT, a/k/a Michael Mann. That´s the bottom line.

What´s that scripture? Oh yea, "Unless you HUMBLE yourself like a little child......you CANNOT enter the Kingdom of GOD and Heaven. VERY FEW today truly HUMBLE themselves anymore.....that´s the problem with this world today.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 2/22/2014 7:23:10 AM     (No. 9742017)

Agree, #1. Item #25 at the bottom of page 4 is also a zinger: "25. Denies the allegations in Paragraph Twenty-Five of the Amended Complaint, except admits that there was an investigation by former FBI Director Freeh concluding that Penn State and its highest officers had helped cover up the serial child rape perpetrated by Dr Mann’s colleague Jerry Sandusky."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: reilly, 2/22/2014 7:30:38 AM     (No. 9742025)


If only, the movie should star Flip Wilson as Judge Judy, Steyn as himself, and either Algore or John French Kerry as Michaell Mann.
Box office gold.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: uno, 2/22/2014 7:35:35 AM     (No. 9742029)

#6 - Now that thar would be Mann´s real Hokey Schtick!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jebediah, 2/22/2014 7:36:06 AM     (No. 9742030)

I love and adore Mark Steyn and anything he does is both funny as H--- and ethical!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: John c, 2/22/2014 8:11:22 AM     (No. 9742070)

Two counter claims for at least $5 Mill each.
The lines from Macbeth are priceless.
Ridicule at a high level.
Hey Mann, incoming!


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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/22/2014 8:42:45 AM     (No. 9742106)

Simply brilliant and hilarious. But then , it IS Mark Steyn, after all.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/22/2014 8:49:49 AM     (No. 9742119)

I can understand why an attorney would recommend an attorney, however I would much rather see Lord Monkton and James Delingpole (along with Michael Steyn) challenge the George Soros funded Micahel Mann Climate scam. Fireworks galore!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/22/2014 9:05:16 AM     (No. 9742140)

You can support Mark Steyn´s fight by buying a gift certificate at his blog site. Mark Steyn´s knowledge and wit have been such a positive help during the past five years I couldn´t resist the temptation to help him slay Goliath, (aka Michael Mann and other global warming scammers).

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 2/22/2014 9:12:31 AM     (No. 9742146)

I love that Steyn has recognized that this is a pubic political battle and has chosen to move to that venue. It also plays to his strength. Mann has no particular strength in this arena. If he had, his lawsuit wouldn´t have been needed in the first place. Mark decided that Mann shouldn´t be allowed to fight under a cloud of legal obscurity.

I hope he does get a lawyer to backstop him but in the court of public opinion and politics, Steyn is one of the best there is. He shouldn´t need a lot of help. The only negative thing is that he will be distracted from his usual coverage of world events.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/22/2014 11:29:43 AM     (No. 9742305)

I particularly like paragraph 30.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chat-JD, 2/22/2014 6:12:10 PM     (No. 9742657)

Loved this one:

111. Denies the allegations in Paragraph One-Hundred-And-Eleven of the Amended Complaint, and feels Plaintiff is going round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel, like the circles that you find in the tree-rings of your mind.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: texaspast, 2/22/2014 10:24:24 PM     (No. 9742827)

Steyn had to ´fire´ his attorney in order to file this amended answer. If a lawyer did this, he/she would probably be cited for contempt by the judge and likely have a complaint lodged with the bar association for some infraction of the ethical rules. I predict that Steyn will rehire his attorney shortly. He got his barbs in.

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