On February 25, 2021 at 3:58 pm, Michael J. from Colorado wrote:
The first and most important thing to say to you, Mark, is THANK YOU for all that you have said, written, and done since the passing of our true Hero, Rush Limbaugh!!! As for my question, it is the same one that I have been asked lately-"Why is the Left doing so many harmful, bizarre, anti-American things so quickly, one after another?!" I respond, as you often say, it's all about having Power and in this case Total Power over the country. They don't care about leaving a trail of mass destruction now because once they are done and are assured there will be no more Trumps, as well as no more Republicans, they can then begin to pass out so many goodies and freebies that they will have the masses begging for more!! How did I do, Mark?
On February 25, 2021 at 3:58 pm, Tom Kolarich wrote:
New subscriber and love your show! As a frustrated conservative I keep thinking that term-limits are the only solution to eliminating the chronic constipation that is Congress. How likely do you think a bipartisan rally is likely to take place and any suggestions on how to start one?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm, Todd Williamson wrote:
You did a wonderful job honoring Rush' memory this week. Thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts.
My question is this: how stupid does the deep state think we are? I read a FOX story today about how low the influenza numbers have been this year. Somebody at the CDC said "while the cases have been very low, it is hard to be sure of the true fatality numbers due to the flu this year..."
Hard to know? We have had very accurate influenza testing for decades. What shouldn't we know? Yet somehow, we are sure of the exact number of people that have died from a newly-described illness, via a crummy, unreliable test. A liberal acquaintance of mine recently blurted out the number of COVID deaths nationally, all for which Trump is allegedly responsible. But we don't know how many people have died from influenza? So crazy.
On February 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
In the UK today, we were graciously informed that the scare-level of Wuhan flu is now down to Four. The only way to get it down to Two is to stop testing people, since testing keeps the spurious "case" number high. Level One, meanwhile, demands that the virus be entirely eradicated in the UK and so is self-evidently unattainable, thanks to the methodology used to identify "cases." Doesn't it seem that the government here has, all along, acted in bad faith and has no intention of restoring pre-virus freedoms?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:03 pm, Cyberis wrote:
I'm a new member of the Mark Steyn Club but familiar with Mark for many years. I would like to echo the comments of others in thanksgiving for your comments and honor given on behalf of Rush Limbaugh!!
On February 25, 2021 at 4:04 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
First of all, my sincerest condolences over the loss of your friend, Rush. Your farewell column to him was very moving.
I would love to hear the story of how you were first approached to guest host his show in 2006. Was team EIB aware of your background in radio?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:04 pm, Richard Malaby wrote:
Hi Mark - as always, love the Club!
I apologize if I missed this in all the Rush tributes, but what is the story behind you two meeting, and his eventually asking you to guest host his show?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:06 pm, Robert Bridges wrote:
Question: With the Left celebrating the "victories" of transsexuals winning in competition against biological females, why haven't we seen similar celebrations of transsexuals winning in competition against biological males? All things being equal.. of course. (We need those "role models")
On February 25, 2021 at 4:07 pm, Anthony LaRose wrote:
You often talk about when the Chinese (hope that isn't racist) Yuan becoming the world currency but not what that will mean in a practical sense. Does it mean the dollar becomes worthless? Rampant inflation? Is it time to put all of my savings into Chinese Savings Yuans?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:08 pm, Douglas Neviera wrote:
How does the threat posed by China differ from past existential crisis America has faced before? Are they our greatest adversary to date?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:09 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey, Mark. This past week the US Supreme Court refused to take up the case regarding the Pennsylvania Supreme Court changing the election laws despite the plain language of the statute written by the Pennsylvania legislature. Justice Thomas dissented, and raised several points about how this question is going to happen again.
We have six Republicans on the Supreme Court, we need only four justices to vote to take up a case for review, yet the current make up of the Supreme Court seems content to watch and do nothing as the Constitution is ignored to benefit the Democratic Party.
It seems to me that the Republican Judicial project has failed top to bottom, as our judges and justices lose any concern for those of us who worked to put them on the bench in the first place once they are seated. Is there any solution to this problem, or must conservatives must accept the fact that we will always be fighting the opposition plus half of our own party and over half of our judicial picks too?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:10 pm, Penns Woods wrote:
Mark you indicated you might take up the subject of the, I believe it was, the legal strategy in disputing the election. That still forthcoming? I'm interested.
On February 25, 2021 at 4:12 pm, Guy Anderson wrote:
As the Democrats start hearings by asking whether AT, Verizon and other giants should continue to air outlets like FoxNews, Newsmax and OANN, and if so explain why, I shudder at three things. The assault on freedom of speech is happening faster than I ever imagined, these corporations may just acquiesce because who wants to face the wrath of the US government unless you are the tech titans who will cover it up and mute us. As someone, meaning you, who has been such an incredibly brave stalwart of free speech, What are your thoughts on how we can unite in the face of censorship and government bullying. Do you still have that fax machine in the woods? We may need it.
On February 25, 2021 at 4:14 pm, Wayne Lanham wrote:
Is there any chance you might appear in a forum or debate or even just have an open discussion with a Never Trumper such as Jonah Goldberg or George Will or Max Boot? I will never understand why these people reacted to Trump the way they did, and I'd be very interested in hearing them provide a proper defense of their thinking rather than just hear them drone on unchallenged by left-wing media.
On February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm, Doug lauder wrote:
What should the Trump 75 do now in 2021?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:18 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Tony Blair brought in mass postal voting in the UK - along with the attendant fraud, which overwhelmingly benefits the left. Why have so-called Conservative regimes put up with this for the last 20 years?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:20 pm, Michael Trueblood wrote:
One of the more frightening of recent scenes is Mr. Rachel Levine's unwillingness to answer Rand Paul's questions about the unrestricted use of hormone blockers in children (probably more easily had than a COVID vaccination for a run of the mill senior citizen). Not to mention the genital mutilation. Apparently, it can all happen without the knowledge of parents. All part of the dissolution of society? What can be done?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:21 pm, Cold in the north wrote:
Hi Mark - I was listening to a woman in Georgia, who volunteers with new immigrants to this country. She wonders if anyone is thinking about the children, who may have suffered abuse, and then we let their abusers in with them and all of the dynamic settles in our neighborhoods. Who can help the children and the volunteers? Who can understand that the way we are allowing immigration to happen has traumatic consequences and do something about it? How do every day people make a difference?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:22 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Dems are now jumping on board with outrage over the scandals surrounding Governor Cuomo. Might this all be an orchestrated attempt by Dems to eliminate Cuomo as a contender to VP Harris when she runs for the Democratc nomination to succeed a "one-term" Biden, if he were to last the duration of his term?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:25 pm, Steven Payne wrote:
Is there any news on the autopsy report for Brian Sicknick being released? If not, why aren't people on the Right pushing to get this information? For that matter, why aren't people on the Left? It's going on 2 months now.
Have you watched the video of the Ashli Babbitt shooting? Do you think it was justified?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:27 pm, SabreMike Carroll wrote:
Mark, I could go on for hours about the world becoming a live action remake of Idiocracy but I only have one question: Is there any hope left or is America now a land of spineless and hopeless cowards unwilling to stand up to the death of human liberty via the neverending avalanche of lies? I saw an article on a group that claims math is racist and that there are no correct answers in math and my first thought is why the grifters pushing this aren't getting chased down the street by angry parents hurling expired produce for attempting to implement something that is de facto child abuse?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:30 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
So today I got an email from my husband, who is a public school teacher here in Salem, OR. He sent me a copy of a little poster that's going up around the building. It shows four intent, gently smiling people, gender-balanced, one of the men Black. And it contains a QR code (those little square, pixelated barcode thingies) that opens a form on your smartphone, so that you can now quickly and easily tattle on your coworkers for mask noncompliance or any other "safety concerns." No need to identify yourself, natch.
The email's headed, "OK, so I do think this is actually Orwellian." He's right.
On February 25, 2021 at 4:33 pm, George Pereira wrote:
President * (spits on the ground) has "floated" the idea of quarantining Florida and probably South Dakota for not following the pure unadulterated evil the CDC and democrats claim is science and masking up and locking down free born Americans.
How soon before the quarantine becomes more than an idea but a military blockade and the Deep State moves troops in to take over the states and runs them under Marshall law?
Before anyone dismisses what I hope in an unfulfilled and paranoid fear tell me one more time how many Executive Orders President * (spits on the ground) has signed?
This one would just be one more EO and hailed by the CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox et.al as necessary and in the best interests of the country as a whole and one that Florida and South Dakota brought upon themselves.
On February 25, 2021 at 4:34 pm, Wayne Lanham wrote:
THIS is a very good question.
On February 25, 2021 at 4:36 pm, SabreMike Carroll wrote:
Did you hear about the new Boris plan to send a manned mission to the sun? When the obvious issue with this was raised he replied that he had come up with the brilliant solution of doing it at night.
On February 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm, Al Man from CA wrote:
Thank you for your wonderful efforts during this trying time, from pandemic to personal tragedy.
My question: Have you spoken with your old chum Boris Johnson in the last year, and if so, what was the subject matter, if you can reveal it?
Al Man from CA
On February 25, 2021 at 4:39 pm, H.B wrote:
Hi Mark, what do you make of the Democrats not wanting Joe Biden to be the sole holder of the nuclear codes?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:41 pm, Margie CT wrote:
Good afternoon Mark, I read that Donald Trump has requested to get back onto Twitter or Facebook or both. Do you think this is a good idea?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:43 pm, Brian M wrote:
Any comment about the grotesque "male feminists" and other assorted leftist men making the news now? Is being a Democrat the ultimate get out of jail card or what? Hunter Biden, Cuomo. Believe all women unless they are liberals complaining about a liberal, male feminist?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:45 pm, FHB in Montana wrote:
Mark have you heard that Mr. Potato Head is transitioning? Oh sorry, he's gender neutral. A gender neutral potato head. Are we at peak woke yet?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:47 pm, Midwestern Tim wrote:
Mark, I've oft asked you about my fellow Columbus, Ohioan Michael Feinstein but have yet to get a response. You and he seem to have the same background as musical historians. Have you met him? Any fun stories about you, him, Boris, Elton John, and Bono having dinner with the Queen?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:50 pm, Mick Wenlock wrote:
Had an interesting experience 3 days ago.
I, along with many conservatives, am a Twitta Quitta . I am in the process of extricating myself from FB, I have moved to GAB for the most part an enjoy it. I have my subscription prescription to the Mark Steyn Show and I use Feedly to organize my news reading.
We live outside of Denver and thanks to the landscaping we are unable to get over the air TV so we have, for 15 years, not had the blessing of the mainstream news media. We are way to parsimonious to pay for the odious satellite feeds so we subscribe to entertainment on line and are very picky about how we spend out dollars.
On my Feedly I get the feeds for Arutz Sheva, Times of India, Al-Jazeera English, Jyllands Posten, AFP, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph , Watts up With That, The Federalist, Space.com, Ars Technica and Slashdot that is, mainly, where I get my news reading material. I picked several not because I agree with their general stance but because I do not, I wish to get as wide a view as a I can.
Four days I made a post on FB. I asked "Why are there still Federal troops in DC. What are they afraid of?"
Most of my conservative friends still on Fb replied with the usual caustic comments about Biden and Pelosi but then a family friend (and a smart lady) alas a liberal but still beloved anyway posted "Maybe because of March 4th and QANon?"
I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. Several other liberal acquaintances chimed right on on that and suggested that I google (March 4th and QAnon) so I did. Got was a long list of links to articles in Vox, Salon, The Atlantic, MSNBC – all from The Twitterverse. That echoing chamber of vacuous thought that shrieks hatred at anything non leftish.
The article were all about what "QAnon believers" thought and what they "believed" and that there was something planned for March 4th. There was not ONE reference to anything from QAnon sources of course. Merely gushing writers opining on what other gushing writers thought QAnon was. It was, truly amazing.
I had heard NOTHING of this cloud of rumor in any of my reading.
That people were frightening themselves based on the rantings of Twitterers and that such ranting was driving the security concerns of the USA??
I felt like I had landed on Planet Zarg
On February 25, 2021 at 4:55 pm, Carla Micallef wrote:
Hi Mark, Ugh it is so frustrating to hear the Republicans ceding the language to the Democrats. After the Texas energy disaster last week all I hear are the Republicans talking about a diverse energy grid. Instead they should be talking about a reliable, robust energy grid that does not include unreliable wind and solar! Thoughts?
On February 25, 2021 at 4:56 pm, Fran Lavery wrote:
Good afternoon, Mark!
Report from Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico.
Our Governor shut us down again for the fourth time since last April for indoor dining. First taste of freedom was early June when 25% were permitted, that lasted a month and she closed us down in time for the Fourth of July. Then we were allowed another taste of freedom in late September but we were closed down again just before Thanksgiving. Then we were permitted to reopen after New Years came and went in early February to 25% capacity so about three weeks ago. We thought we were home free with the weather getting warm again. No. Yesterday we found out our benchmark numbers for staying open inched above 5%. So we're closed for the fourth time. Actually, I'm losing count.
With the Biden policy of letting undocumented and untested in down at the port of entries forty miles south, I wonder if the test numbers aren't popping up again because these people are getting tested in the counties
just across the border where we reside. The more crowded liberal cities up north are not affected. These Democrat Governors seem out to see us fold our businesses and collapse into complete submission like Winston in 1984. I really can't see how they expect to get re-elected to office. They are playing us like yo-yos and I wonder what their endgame really is. They do have the cover of Dominion voting machines still. The Governor did help herself to a state emergency fund for booze, pricey meats as she had the burden of hosting indoor meetings something she ruled not permissible doe the rest of us peasants.
On February 25, 2021 at 4:58 pm, Michael Trueblood wrote:
P.S. I don't expect 15 hours a week for the next 30 years, but it's good to hear your voice from time to time (live). Thank you for your efforts.
On February 25, 2021 at 5:04 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, did you hear that China gave the anal Covid tests to American diplomats in China? Apparently it was totally, but like SO totally a mistake (VICE reporting on this). Any thoughts? Sorry to be a pain in the ass, but I think it's a great metaphorical story for the age. You're welcome!
On February 25, 2021 at 5:06 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
I don't have twitter but I would love to see a Canadian start a hashtag TrudeauShowUsTheVaccineContracts. This is his Achilles heel - the other G7 leaders have published their vaccine contracts, but Mr. Transparency Trudeau has not. He is planning to blame the vaccine fiasco on the provinces who will eventually have to distribute in a short time the incredibly late vaccines when they arrive in mass.