Furbishment & Refurbishment


~ SO ANYWAY, this blog is very dusty, some links dead, old, missing, and not reflective of 2013 and all the new great stuff out there. Expect some novelties, which I will point out, and some new graphics and fiddling and suchlike.

I apologize for the frozen-ghost site of FreeMarkSteyn.com– I will have to take advice as what to do with it– donations were made to make it and host it, and I’ve not figured out the technical problems of posting videos there, so I’m not sure what to do.

I will in fact return to the “Essays & Copious Linkeries” format of old.. this was just a first startup posting, to get me actually recalling the password, navigating the new WordPress, and putting someting online more than good intentions.. who always scores on his own team.

Please to spread the word, O ye bloggers, that I’m actually trying to get underway again, and any and all encouragement is gladly accepted.



Steynian 465rd

Saith Binks


Well smack me upside the head with a fresh haddock.

I just check’d my blog-stats, which for some reason are still 1.4 million over the past year. With precious little blogging done. Really? I mean, I know I’m amazing, but who wants to paw over cold entries?

What’s wrong with you people!?

OK. This time I mean it. Blogging restarts now, as soon as I find my password again.


Here’s summat I wrote up over on my Book of Face, which is where I’ve been blog-vacationing for too long.


Who’s The Cavalier Dude In My (FaceBook) Profile Pic?


That, dear minions, is the long-reviled & semi-forgotten James Graham, Earl of Graham, and 1st Marquis of Montrose (1612-1650). Though originally a Scots Covenanter, his conscience was better than his Covenanter principles, and he became a heroic royalist general without compare– one of Scotland’s greatest generals ever. And a snappy dresser, a great poet, besides.

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