On December 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm, Richard Caskey wrote:
Hello Mark, Could you please speak to the advertiser boycott currently being waged against Tucker Carlson, and by extension, you. It seems that without Mike Lindell and the Medicare helpline he would have no sponsors at all. Seeing ads for the Flippity Fish is a jarring example of the type of sponsors willing to underwrite the most honest opinion show on any major broadcast network. I would like to know which cowardly companies have abandoned the show and why. Maybe a Tucker Carlson Club, or a Tucker / Steyn cruise could be in our future. Thank you.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:01 pm, Margie CT wrote:
What are your plans for Christmas? Locked down? Unlocked? And specifically what are the plans for your Christmas show if we can get a few hints? The last one was just delightful. I was sorry not to be able to make it to Montreal, but am very much looking forward to your holiday production in whatever form you are able to produce.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:02 pm, Kris Dray wrote:
Hi Mark. Happy to be listening to the Q&A live for a change.
Conservative media reported yesterday that "Department of Justice Sues Facebook for Discrimination Against Americans in Favor of H1B Visa Workers". The same conservative, including Tucker, also reported that "conservative lion of the senate" Mike Lee led the charge in the Senate to remove all caps from H1B Visas.
Mark, do you think victories in Georgia are anything more than a butterfly bandage on a blown artery? And if Donald Trump manages to not ruin himself with the election challenges and his seeming inability to find or manage proper personnel and resources, how does this new populism take flight, with or without Trump? Just asking for a friend who is still nursing his Tea Party wounds...
On December 4, 2020 at 4:03 pm, Richard Malaby wrote:
Hi Mark, love the Club!
Tis the season for thanks and reflection. I was a senior at St. Anselm College back in 07/08, and reading America Alone became the catalyst for my senior thesis, not in small part because it made me stop and think, "How come they don't teach this sort of thing?" A few years later, my wife and I saw you at the Dana Center, (and I can't recall if it was just before or after After America was released), but what an excellent presentation, simultaneously sobering and hysterical. Now, you're the first-choice fill-in for both the #1 TV opinion show and the guy who almost singlehandedly invented talk radio. I couldn't imagine the burden of your headaches, what with the CIC, Katz, Mann, and I'm sure others, but I'm thankful that you're out there fighting the free speech bullies for the rest of us.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:05 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
In England and Wales today, you can get a quasi-criminal record for a "non-criminal hate incident," for expressing, or even implying, scepticism about transgender politics, or whatever. Even though this is explicitly not a crime, there is a "crime report," so-described, an "offence" and a "suspect." Hate amounts to "antagonism, unfriendliness, or dislike." Police officers - I am not joking - investigate such supposed non-crime crimes in schools, following anonymous tip-offs on a website, and name and record pupils as suspects, even though no crime has been committed. You can get an indelible, non-criminal, criminal record, at the age of fourteen, just for doubting the current orthodoxy.
It's over thirty-one years since the Berlin Wall came down, but is the Stasi now re-born in the West?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:06 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
If only one of the two Republicans win in the January Georgia Senate runoff resulting in a 51-49 majority, what are the odds that Mitt (I'm a good loser) Romney will flip giving the Dems a 50-50 majority with (sure to be future president) Kamala Harris?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:07 pm, David Taylor wrote:
So Mark, after the broken, weirdo evening of November 3, I've lost my faith in God and I am hopeless and despondent. Trump was the single political hope for American traditionalism and this presently grand trajectory seems to be sputtering out. Any words to keep me from jumping off a bridge?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:09 pm, Sam McKenney wrote:
How many Georgia conservatives will shoot us all in the feet and not vote for Perdue or Loffler? Thanks for the Q & A.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:10 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Yes, Tony Blair brought in mass postal voting to the UK. Why have the so-called Conservatives put up with it though, since then?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:11 pm, Jeff Estes wrote:
Mark, if January 21, 2021 ushers in the Biden presidency, do you think Trump will attempt a new political party? If so, do you think he will be as successful drawing voters from the dems as we assume he will from the Republicans?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:14 pm, Elizabeth Hodgson wrote:
Fairly recent member of the Mark Steyn Club and first time with a question. I'm writing to you from Toronto where grim lockdowns persist. They've sapped the life out of a town that only recently began showing signs of rising to the occasion of--if you'll forgive the expression--"world class city" status. Now my high street--College--looks more Detroit everyday. It's not decimation. That would mean one in ten businesses perishing. What's the word for one in two? Every other space has a 'for lease' sign.
Things aren't so great in the rest of the city either. Before the recent lockdowns, I ventured out to The Bay, which was the only museum in that had remained open. The vibe was very 'pre-bankruptcy Sears.' The Eaton Centre, a shadow of its former self, was more employees than shoppers. Signs announced limits of five people at a time. Almost all were lucky to have two.
Like many a conservative, I find myself beginning sentences with "I'm not normally a conspiracy theorist but..."
These recent lockdown measures are giving me pause. I took an Uber home after that shopping trip and shared my concern with the Afghan driver. Cabbies and Uber drivers in this town like to keep their ear to the ground and man was no exception. He told me that developers wield all the power in this town and one was currently "re-imagining" the Eaton Centre as condo tower. Also, immigration was the driving force behind a multitude of new developments in early planning stages throughout the city.
His point being that the annihilation of boutique shops and independent restaurants would clear the path for what is basically the last thing this city needs--more condo towers.
They have their faults but I've always thought Tory and Ford were reasonable men. Now, the Uber driver has put me in mind of Hanlon's razor vis a vis their intentions. Am I crazy?
I love your show and owe you a debt of gratitude for preserving my sanity through all of this.
Yours, Liz Hodgson
On December 4, 2020 at 4:15 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Because it doesn't involve "kinetic military action", many Westerners - particularly Americans - seem to be oblivious to the long war being waged by China.
I'm assuming Alexander Downer (as Foreign Minister) never raised such concerns with you over drinks, prior to his Huawei gig. What do you think of the proposed D-10 alliance, with the first gathering to be hosted by Xi's good friend, "President" Biden?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm, H.B wrote:
Good day, Mark. I agree with your assessment that the one sure thing in this world is that China owns it. Did you see that the CCP is not content with just owning the world? They implanted their flag on the moon last week. Imagine the symbolism if Trump were to dispatch a space drone or some such thing to remove it. One can hope.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:18 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
Is there any movement overseas in the UK and EU nations where they are seeing this theft as a future for their own elections? This in many ways isn't just a US problem but a problem where elections are used to determine their leaders. If they get away with it here then what's to stop them in the UK, Australia, or any nation that is in the EU? Your thoughts Mark.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:20 pm, Bernard Rochet wrote:
I am frustrated by the fact that a lot of time is spent making fun of Biden's choices for his administrative team. The usual explanation is that poor old Joe doesn't know what he is doing, or doesn't remember that those people don't like him. I believe the reality is a lot more sinister.
Biden hasn't had anything to do with appointing the members of his team, starting with Kamala. The people "behind the curtain" did. Those same people are happy to see the media perpetuate the old narrative that old Joe is just being himself, fumbling as usual. Feeding that narrative keeps Americans from asking the real questions, such as "Who are the people behind the curtain who stole the election and are now forming the government?"
On December 4, 2020 at 4:22 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Mark, what's your honest view of "puppygate"? I mean the tale that Biden broke his foot while roughhousing with the "little pup" Major (who looks like a full-grown German Shepherd to me, though of course that doesn't preclude his behaving "puppily"). The latest is that he tried to pull the dog's tail while slipping on an area rug coming out of the shower. Believable?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:25 pm, George Prescott wrote:
Mark, thank you for the overview of the election fraud. I'm wondering how could President Trump have possibly planned for an election victory that needed to be not just beyond the margin of lawyer, but beyond the margin of stuffed suitcases?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:27 pm, Colin Bastable wrote:
Mark - are you taking odds on Biden getting the boot before inauguration?
Supplementary question: should there be an official budget for the newly-invented Office of the President-Elect? If so, in a land with multiple "Presidents" extant, we should have have an Office of The President Post Elect.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:28 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
If only one of the two Republican Senators in the January runoff win, and Republicans have a 51-49 majority, will Matt (I'm a good loser) Romney flip giving the Dems at 50-50 majority?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Speaking of the Durham report, any thoughts on Durham being appointed by Barr as special counsel?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:31 pm, Leslie B. wrote:
What do you make of the "President Elect" letting it slip that he plans to develop a disease and resign. Has his dementia made him unable to distinguish between the secret and the public plans? And does it even matter? They all think we are chumps. Indoor voice, outdoor voice, chump city-who cares?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:33 pm, Kent W. wrote:
Mr. Steyn, thank you for refusing to swallow the lie that the election was "the most secure in American history" -- unlike the entire mainstream media, nearly all elected Republican officeholders, and apparently the majority of the so-called "conservative" commentariat. A three-part question, if you don't mind:
a) Regarding the obvious fraud in certain key states, do you believe there was any electronic vote manipulation, or was it entirely good old-fashioned manual thievery (e.g., fraudulent ballot dumps at 4 AM)?
b) Do you believe there was coordination between the vote fraud efforts in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and/or Georgia, or were those each "lone wolf" operations that achieved a common purpose?
c) If you believe there was coordination between the fraud efforts in multiple states, do you think that's why Biden (and Harris) never really campaigned -- their handlers knew victory was assured due to the prearranged shenanigans?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:35 pm, AlyM wrote:
Mark, in your opinion, why are the Republicans at all levels, including Barr, stonewalling Trump and his legal team regarding an investigation into allegations of voter fraud? The Trump team has certainly supplied enough evidence to warrant one. I don't buy the explanations that the GOP want to lose because then they can keep fundraising and make more money, or that party insiders hate Trump because he's not part of the Establishment, or that he's feuding with Rupert Murdoch so that's why Fox and some conservative media have turned on him. Yes, those might be partial reasons, but not enough to explain the obvious conspiracy to ignore rampant voter irregularities in order to uphold fraudulent election results which would prevent Trump from serving a second term as president. Could there be a more nefarious reason such as the direct involvement of China?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:36 pm, Glen Flint wrote:
The Democrats' continue to insist this was the Immaculate Election while evidence to the contrary is revealed every day. The media, like my cat, work diligently to bury these inconvenient truths. Don't the Bernie bros realize that the fraud that was perpetrated against Trump and his supporters might also have been perpetrated against Bernie and his supporters? One of your Tuesday callers reported Democrats have been using mail-in ballots for a decade to steal elections in Oregon. The Democrats are against voter ID, for mail-in ballots, and eager to exclude any observers who might interfere with their ability to commit fraud on an industrial scale.
What's the incentive for states or localities controlled by Democrats to hold free and fair elections? The fraudulent kind are working so much better for them.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:38 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Assuming President-Alleged Biden wins the Electoral College, how quickly do you think it will be before the robber-baron tech overlords push for cracking down on Parler and other conservative web sites?
Great work on TV and radio the week!
On December 4, 2020 at 4:39 pm, Diane M Calabrese wrote:
Been waiting for days for Eric Clapton's "Stand and Deliver" (written by Van Morrison)...just downloaded. Good advice for all of us, not just those in UK. Clapton sings, "Is this a sovereign nation or just a fascist state?/You better look out people before it's too late...Do you want to make it better or make it worse?" No wonder women like me love EC and VM...
On December 4, 2020 at 4:41 pm, Todd Williamson wrote:
How stupid are we? This week Joe Biden said that he wants to create a new economic system that "rewards hard work, not wealth". This means we can expect to work hard, but accumulating wealth is going to be "discourage" or "disincentivized" by the federal government. In other words, Joe is going to create a class of worker bees that have no hope of accumulating wealth or moving up the socioeconomic ladder. There will be no ladder on which to climb.. We will have a working class and a ruling class.
Also, look for Atlanta to become the new Chicago. I live in Gwinnett county, which is one of the five metro Atlanta counties. The entire county government is now controlled by Black Lives Matter/Antifa sympathizers. We will see a dramatic change in the way crimes are prosecuted, or more accurately, not prosecuted. What was once a wonderful place to live and raise a family is becoming a war zone.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:43 pm, Charles Sharpless wrote:
I apologize if you've previously addressed this, but I've been curious about this for a couple of years now.
During a recent episode of your show, you made mention of Dave Rubin, whom I'm also a big fan of, and I was curious if there was a reason you haven't been on the "podcast circuit". As much as I enjoy you as an interviewer and public speaker, I selfishly enjoy your stints as an interviewee in a long-form setting a bit more....such as your CSPAN appearances of your sit-down with the two amiable Berkley professors during your Nimitz Lecture.
Not to sound too much like Mister Snerdley, but it could have some utility by enabling a bit of self promotion to different audiences: I'm thinking of Dave Rubin, Ben Shapiro or James Delingpole...or even less-overtly agreeable podcasters such as Joe Rogan or either of the Weinstein brothers. Love the website, and best wishes to you and yours.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:45 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey, Mark, and fellow Club members! Given the massive transfer of wealth from small businesses to large corporations since the pandemic hit, and the fact that every large corporation is run by and seemingly for the benefit of the ruling class, do you think it might be time for the Republican Party, (or paper ballot party) to revive the trust busting legacy of Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft?
I know this goes against the free market dogma of puppet conservatism we find in National Review, but hear me out. Alphabet (owner of google and YouTube, among other companies), Amazon, and Facebook own or control more information and aspects of our economy than Standard Oil did under Rockefeller, or steel and coal under Carnegie. Even Ronald Reagan, who too many conservatives fetshsize about, broke up "Ma Bell" AT&T. (Speaking of AT&T, why/how did they come to own CNN?)
Are we just tinkering at the edges with threatening 230 repeal for social media platforms when many of these companies should just be broken up?
I'm just a smidge under 40, but in my lifetime I have seen tax payers bail out "too big to fail" corporations on unprecedented scales at least twice since I have been an adult. I have no appetite to bail them out again.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:46 pm, Christopher Gelber wrote:
I believe in coincidences, just not all of them at once, particularly when they all point in the same political direction. That there was massive election fraud in multiple swing states is far beyond any rational doubt. Having said that, though, this election has been over since the Dems got the fake votes in the counts on the morning of 4 November. We all know what happened, and the shame lies not only with the Dems, but also with the GOP. This is what the Dems do - like the scorpion and frog story; it's their nature - but the GOP stood by and let it happen. They should have had security and video at all counting stations and injunctions ahead of time to ensure their people were not thrown out of them. They should have raised hell publicly for months ahead of 3 Nov about Dominion, the use of ANY electronic voting systems and moving ballots around with chain of custody issues attached. Maybe Twitter et al would have memory-holed it all, but they didn't even try. So my question is: what will it take for Republicans to start thinking and acting strategically? Their supporters aren't dumb - a lot of us saw this train coming down the tracks. But even with guys in Congress as smart as Cocaine Mitch and Ted Cruz, the GOP doesn't think as a coherent body politic, and the forward planning isn't there. I don't understand it.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:47 pm, Stephen Davis wrote:
I happen to be a subject of His Excellency Governor Polis of Colorado. His most recent dictate further ratchets the tortuous lockdowns, which vary by county.
We, with our neighbors, will be violating "the law" this weekend when we have another couple into our home. The state explains its restrictions on a grid with 6 colors and what the powers will permit its subjects as "capacity restrictions". Our county is "Level Red: Severe Risk". Among the restrictions is "Personal Gathering Size". "None". So, our home is not our castle. It could be worse. There is an as-yet-to-be-declared stricter level, "Purple: Extreme Risk", which begins "Stay at Home Ordered". At that level, nearly everything is closed.
As Milton Friedman noted, "There is nothing so permanent as a temporary government program." For almost 20 years now we have submitted to TSA and the ubiquitous announcements of what color threat we are under. How long will we be dealing with a Wuhan-world threat assessment rule book? It's astounding the abridgements of freedoms that a citizenry will abide if it's in the name of "safety". I recall when many of us once said "better dead than red."
Yesterday, I sent emails to our 3 Mesa County commissioners asking them to defend our freedoms against the dictatorial powers of Il Duce Polis. This is not unprecedented as the 5 commissioners in Weld County issued a statement stressing "personal responsibility".
Further those commissioners stated: "The county will not enforce a rule confining individuals to their homes for an undetermined length of time; the county will not enforce a rule that states residents cannot have personal gatherings; the county will not tell the school districts how to provide education to their students; the county will not enforce a rule requiring a reduction of attendees in places of worship; the county will not enforce a rule demanding restaurants close their indoor dining areas; the county will not enforce any rule that forces a business to shut down or impedes their ability to operate."
I concluded my letter, "Freedoms once surrendered are rarely easily regained. The government has given the color of law to one class of citizens—the most obedient—as meritorious while justifying opprobrium against others. The social divide within the citizenry is equally as damaging to the fabric of society as the economic damage."
Mark, I'd appreciate your thoughts on the Wuhan world and Beijing Biden who needs a muzzle, not a mask.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:48 pm, Colin Bastable wrote:
Voting Loeffler and Perdue just prolongs the delusion: the GOP Inc is as corrupt as the DNC Inc.
Feel free to choose how much excrement you want in your vanilla ice cream: 25% GOP Blend, with Pierre Delecto sprinkles and a Collins Cherry? Or 80% DNC with Pocohontas Nuts and Harris Topping? The choice is yours - Enjoy!
On December 4, 2020 at 4:49 pm, Jess Blann wrote:
I would have thought that by now we would see some push back from the American "Reds" against the elite "Blues" in the way of trucker's strikes or massive rallies against the stealing of an election. I see nothing yet,
Will black tables matter?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:51 pm, Garry from LSD (Lower Slower Delaware) wrote:
Down the road, if we survive, "they" will have to figure out how so many people could be in on the voter fraud process. To be a pessimist, I have to figure that "they" threatened people and their families personally to make it stick. I saw a "quote" that after the war, when Herman Goring was asked how the Nazis made the people accept the madness, he said that the only thing the government needs to turn people into slaves was fear. So I have to think, they are threatening people.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:51 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Do you know anything about some guy named Hunter Biden?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:52 pm, Midwestern Tim wrote:
It would be great if you'd create a playlist of your favorite Christmas songs so we could all listen along this month...
On December 4, 2020 at 4:53 pm, Greg W wrote:
Hi Mark - any update on your impending beating of ol' Doc Mann with his own hockey stick? Did the deadbeat pay up to CEI per Her Honor's order?
On December 4, 2020 at 4:54 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Is there a studio in South Dakota you could do your Christmas show? It's cold there, but if you could fly in, couldn't you do a show there? I can see it now -- Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills or the Badlands in the background while you sing carols. You could even sing a few songs from "Calamity Jane." "Take me back to the Black Hills, the Black Hills of Dakota, to the beautiful Indian valley that I love." I wonder if we can still sing that song without facing the wrath of the uber-woke or routine woke crowds.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:55 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Any more ideas on the platform for the paper ballot party? On a more serious note, what do you think of the possibility of a conservative third party? Should conservatives remain with the Republican Party or is the GOP too dependent on its donor class who always seem to make the real decisions.
On December 4, 2020 at 4:58 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
The audio cut out for me at about the 1:08 :00 timestamp. About 2 minutes ago.
On December 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm, Melissa at The Mark Steyn Club wrote:
Yes. My apologies. We are trying to sort what has happened. Thank you for your patience.
On December 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm, Scot A wrote:
I am late to the party today, so I will catch up on the recap. Not sure if this was asked, but where do we go from here?
I was playing into the fear of a civil war, but maybe it is time for a revolution?
Should we just take the Soma of Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon and just enjoy the downhill ride into ruin?
I am late to this because I was busying talking to my GA state representative voicing my concerns over voter fraud here in Georgia. The response was the typical - No "Widespread" fraud here in Georgia. I said one incident of fraud is too much. I also said we need to have one day for voting and no mail in voting. I was told we have progressed beyond that point.
Our representatives are depressing and I would be in the North Georgia mountains if I didn't have theater kid.
On December 4, 2020 at 5:03 pm, Kris Dray wrote:
Hi Mark..I think you better warm up your Guttenberg press. Your audio cut out on me twice...the second time for good. Thanks for answering my question. I am still very interested in your Canadian viewpoint on the next steps for New Populist Party...Thanks for helping me get out of a trip to the post office.