On July 15, 2021 at 1:59 pm, Maria DiGiorgio wrote:
Hi Mark, I enjoyed your interviews with J.D Vance very much. Why do you think the media is so interested in punishing him for past Tweets about Donald Trump, and deleting some? What's the big deal? Also, are there any other political newcomers that we should also be paying attention to? Ones who are talking about big picture issues like Mr. Vance?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm, KJT wrote:
I heard you and Andrew Lawton speak about the burning of churches and indifference from political elites on your show yesterday. Is it possible to recapture the veneration of faith or is that over?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Mark what do you think of Mayorkas's admonition to Cuban and Haitian refugees? Am I wrong in thinking that he himself was a Cuban refugee, back in the day? I understand that migration by sea is very risky, but what them of the US's pledge to drop migrants off in "some third country"? And why is that OK now, but not wrt migrants from the Central American "triangle," who have the luxury of not living on an island?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:04 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Chairman Xi said on July 1st: "The Chinese people will never allow any foreign forces to bully, oppress or enslave us. Anyone who dares will have their heads cracked and their blood will flow before the steel Great Wall built with the flesh and blood of 1.4 billion Chinese people."
Besides the personal pecuniary interests Joe and his family have in China, why is the Biden regime and the Dems unwilling to to take Xi's threats seriously?
And bravo for your 'Karaoke Colonialism" line earlier this week on Tucker!
On July 15, 2021 at 2:06 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Tucker struck a nerve when he supported having video cameras placed in classrooms. The impetus was in response to teaching of critical race theory. However, it's probably long overdue to expose the failings of our public education system. Cameras would hold teachers accountable to teach the core curriculum of the three R's, expose the incompetence of some and document misbehaviors of some students that ruin the learning atmosphere for all. Too many of our schools are failing to prepare our youth for competition in the 21st century. To expect the government and teacher unions to improve or fix is folly.
On July 15, 2021 at 2:07 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
If women won't stand up to the transgender lobby as women only spaces and sports are eroded away and the Catholic Church won't protest as its parishes are burned to the ground, what good does it do for conservatives to stand up for those who put up no effort their own defense?
It feels like a repeating morality play where we're cast in the role of evil reactionaries standing athwart the tolerant and loving leftists before their inevitable triumph. It's like the gay marriage debate of the aughts. We were in the mainstream and the polling majority on that issue until a rock ribbed republican on the Supreme Court wrote Obergefell, and the Conservative, Inc decided this issue too wasn't the hill to die on.
On July 15, 2021 at 2:07 pm, james smith wrote:
Do you think the USA might have already had its 'Suez Moment?' When we refused to support the democracy movement in Hong Kong.
On July 15, 2021 at 2:11 pm, Douglas wrote:
Can you please, with historical reference, explain and comment on the situation in South Africa?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:11 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
Can you please explain why the ruling elite are indulging the woke brigades? Do they truly share their beliefs or are they merely trying to cover their own arses? How can they possibly think that by adopting postmodern ideas they will be able to retain their status?
This country has always had a radical element. Prior to our current times it seemed that the establishment defended western civilization and Judeo-Christian values. That is obviously not the case today... why?
Enjoying what time we have remaining in beautiful Miami Beach.
On July 15, 2021 at 2:15 pm, G Eric Georgatos wrote:
Evidence of massive election fraud in 2020 is mounting. Most office holders on 'our side' still run from the topic, and those who don't run stay on the safe turf of pointing out changes to election/voting by mail-in ballot laws that were not approved—as required by the Constitution—by state legislatures. But the evidence that is emerging from Seth Keshel (trend anomalies), Dr. Douglas Frank (discovery of algorithms actually used in Ohio and elsewhere) and yes, Mike Lindell and Patrick Byrne (data packet capture indicating indicating internet-directed vote manipulation originating in China) points to much more massive, coordinated, nefarious election fraud.
Nobody in the US government is on the side of exposing the fraud and taking action to remedy it.
One question: Do you think the American people en masse can force remedial action? I'm thinking of the Egyptians who rose up to throw out Morsi...and succeeded despite having no Constitution or historical heritage that would support them. They were simply righteously indignant, and their government had to bow to them.
Second question: Do you think we will ever see the day when a Pence or Barr or McConnell or a majority of SCOTUS justices will admit error—e.g., 'we didn't know then (pre-January 20) what we know now'—and calling for reversal of the fraudulent 2020 election of Biden?
(I wrote "The Four-Legged Stool of Election Fraud" at americacanwetalk.og to draw attention to all this.)
On July 15, 2021 at 2:15 pm, James wrote:
Mark - I see the newest batch of emojis on phones will include icons of pregnant men. On Twitter a bunch of people are laughing at it, but I wonder if the normalization of this is more serious. Thoughts?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:17 pm, Gordon MacMichael wrote:
To the long list of questionable and inconsistent policies followed by governments in response to the Corona virus evidently leaked or propelled from a Chinese lab, you can add the Canadian government's ever-so shy approach to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Many months ago, the Canadian government pre-ordered 10 million doses of this vaccine, but not a single drop has yet been made available in Canada.
So, if you want to do something adult like travel, but you don't want to be a guinea pig for the mRNA vaccines of Pfizer and Moderna and don't want to become subservient to the government vortex of double-dose vaccine adminstration, you try to get the cheap and cheerful single dose of J&J vaccine which, because of its ease of storage, should be available from your convenient local pharmacy. But, unlike the United States, Great Britain and European countries, you can't do that in Canada.
Why do you think that is? J&J is widely available in the U.S. I know Canadians who received the J&J vaccine in the U.S. because they could afford to fly down to the southern states for their vacations last winter. Now, they're sitting pretty, deemed to be "fully vaccinated" and have never had to sit on a government waiting list for an mRNA "double dose". (Indeed, the flagrant double-standard of barring Canadians from traveling across the border by land, while allowing air travelers to enter unimpeded is a whole other nest of class hypocrisy.)
Canadian officials say they are surveying provincial governments to determine whether there is any demand for J&J given the abundant supply of Pfizer and Moderna in Canada. Are you kidding me? Are they bothering to ask the more than 20% of Canadians who have not received any vaccine whether they would be willing to get the single-shot, non-mRNA J&J? The government professes to care about the health of Canadians while dragging its heels on making J&J available to the otherwise "vaccine hesitant". The crowning irony, by the way, is that J&J is widely held to be less expensive to produce and therefore should be less of a burden for taxpayers to bear.
I have no association with J&J, Mark, and frankly hold no candle for Big Pharma generally. Nevertheless, if it appears that a vaccination will be necessary in order to exercise the basic right of freedom of movement, then I really don't understand why there is such coyness and hypocrisy around making this cheap, non-mRNA, one-shot vaccine available in Canada. Any thoughts?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:18 pm, Johnny B wrote:
Hi Mark, Have you noticed how religious the democrats have become when referring to the 'Insurrection' and also with reference to any effort to discourage illegal voting? The Capitol is a Sacred space and everyone has a Sacred right to vote. What a pity their definition of sacred doesn't extend to unborn babies sacred right to life. Truly tragic.
If you still read The Spectator, you'll have noticed that their attacks on President Trump continue unabated, with Francis Fukuyama last week opining that President Trump's 'worst sin was the contesting of last year's election'. You might be amused to know that when they last phoned me to renew my subscription, I told them that the magazine had become so boring it was hardly worth reading anymore. The young man asked me what I would suggest to improve it. I told him they needed to re-employ Mark Steyn. With remarkable alacrity he replied that this very course of action was currently under consideration. I assume this is the first you've heard of it?
And finally, I greatly enjoyed Stardust as your song of the week with my favourite version being the one by Willie Nelson with his old Martin guitar and the Hammond Organ providing the accompaniment. What a combination.
Best wishes, John
On July 15, 2021 at 2:21 pm, Jay Dannow wrote:
You know Canada and Canadian politics better than I mark, but I've heard you speak of the lackluster offerings from the Canadian Conservative party's leadership and I wonder if the country is doomed in that way or if a Trumpian candidate is even possible there?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:27 pm, Wanda Sherratt wrote:
I enjoy your reviews of movies and songs of the past. What movies or art works of the present day do you think will stand the test of time?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:28 pm, Jennifer Atkinson wrote:
Hi Mark! Have you acquired a Hunter Biden original yet? Do you think that this grift is not passing the sniff test even amongst the left, or that "the Big Guy", even in his relatively incapacitated state, thinks it's a perfectly legitimate new business for his trusted, prodigal son?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:28 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Is the addition of GB news in the UK the good sort of thing you are talking about - changing the culture to change politics?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:31 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, as per your spot on Tucker Carlson last week, I think "Karaoke Colonialist" should be the name of your new album, replete with a Top 10 19th Century Imperialist hit parade. Whadaya say?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:32 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
How about a shout out to Andrew Lawton, Tal Bachman, Laura Cohen, and Rick McGinnis for keeping the Mark Steyn Club members fulfilled while you've been rubbing elbows at Fox?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:32 pm, FHB in Montana wrote:
Greetings Mark. I'd like to ask you about the evidence of election corruption emerging out of Georgia via Tucker and others, and also about Tucker's bravery in getting ahead of the NSA story and essentially putting them and by association, the Biden administration somewhat on the defence. Short of dismantling both systems entirely, do you think it is possible to recover any semblance of the rule of law and respect for our Constitution or is the situation beyond repair?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:38 pm, Todd Williamson wrote:
I am confused. I see that the NFL is going to feature the black national anthem this season. I think it's something like "sing with one voice". If Blacks demand their own national anthem, doesn't that mean we are then singing with at least two voices?
I also see that they are going to prominently post messages like "End Racism". This seems to conflict with I ne race having its own anthem.
As far as I know, I am Caucasian with a smidgen of Cherokee Indian thrown in. I've always thought the Star-Spangled Banner belong to all of us. If each race claims their own anthem, isn't that inherently racist? It certainly is divisive, and it fulfills the most basic definition of racism. Will there be a Hispanic American national anthem? Etc etc.....
These people are exhausting my mental capacities. Can you help me understand their thought processes?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:38 pm, Nicole wrote:
We often find out after the fact that certain figures are deep state traitors. Do you think JD Vance could be a deep state operative? Without wanting doing what the left does, which is to say I don't want to hold his past against him but should be trusted? he's someone who went Yale and married someone who worked for justice roberts...highly suspect no?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:39 pm, Scott Barnhouse wrote:
I have been struggling to sort something out, but am totally confused and need your guidance. When looking at those in media, healthcare, and political leadership, do you think that they really believe what they are saying or are they corrupt enough to be out and out lying about their statements for monetary or ideological reasons. Another option is stupidity, but their credentials are too great for this to be true.
A few examples:
• All whites are racists
• There is a crisis of black men being specifically targeted by police
• Cloth Masks work to protect people from getting Covid.
• Therapeutics do not work to save infected people from Covid (Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin)
• Children need to be vaccinated, and it is safe for them to be so.
• Trump supporters staged an insurrection on January 6th that almost took down the U.S. government
On July 15, 2021 at 2:39 pm, Sergei wrote:
Hi Mark, I just saw today that the American Booksellers Association has apologized for including an "anti-Trans" book in their July mailing. It was Abigail Shrier's book! You just interviewed her! She is amazing. They are burning the books, saying it was "inexcusable" to include it, and that apologies are not enough. Am I wrong to be very, very worried about this turn of events? This is terrifying to me.
On July 15, 2021 at 2:42 pm, Niall wrote:
Greetings Mark. A musical question-have you ever covered a Mel Tormé song for the Song of the Week? Did you ever meet Mr. Tormé? I'm very much enjoying the broadcast version of the Song of the Week. Many thanks.
On July 15, 2021 at 2:49 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Limited pool of conservative leaders in Canada because they have to be bilingual. Leslyn Lewis a black well educated conservative leadership candidate couldn't get beyond the fact that she didn't have much French at all (unfortunately not a lot of economic knowledge either, but she sure would have changed the image of the party).
On July 15, 2021 at 2:54 pm, Nicole wrote:
Thoughts on corporate investors buying and owning 15% or so of the housing market in the united states? What do you think this means?
On July 15, 2021 at 2:55 pm, Peter S wrote:
Is the revival of Section 13 and similar legislation seeking to govern internet communication part of a plan to "centralize" the internet into a one-way communication medium owned by governments? Given your background in radio and television, do you see any similarities in how radio and television is regulated with proposed internet regulations such as Section 13?
On July 15, 2021 at 3:06 pm, Elizabeth Hodgson wrote:
Hi Mark and happy summer to you.
Seeing as you're very well traveled throughout the internet, I'm guessing you caught Jacinda Ardern's "listen to us and only us" press conference. Is it just me or is she the stuff of a recurring dystopian nightmare?
Your faithful fan,
Liz from Toronto
On July 15, 2021 at 3:06 pm, Bart Nielsen wrote:
Mark, how can anyone be an intellectually honest white supremecist when surveying the dim bulbs who are presiding over the in making of our country, be they in government, media, big business or academia.
I think the only demonstrable supremacy on display is antiquarian supremacy. The most ordinary people of generations past were brilliant compared to our present elites.
We stand on the shoulders of giants in order to clamber onto the cliff we seem so determined to leap off of.
There may be a tie in to your discussion RE: declining sperm counts in the West. Is our culture in terminal decline because we are growing weak and feeble or are we growing weak and feeble because our culture is in decline?
This isn't a racial thing. It can be seen across every demographic group throughout the West.
On July 15, 2021 at 3:13 pm, Peter S wrote:
My biggest issue with when people discuss the 2020 election is the myopic focus on Trump. That's just part of the damage inflicted on our democracy that day.
In Michigan, I believe strongly that Gary Peters stole the election victory from Republican candidate John James, who would've been Michigan's first black (oh, sorry, "Black") senator. And now, the Democrats can continue to laugh at the lack of diversity in the Republican Senate. No mention of how they stole a victory from a black man in Michigan. I do honestly believe that.
On July 15, 2021 at 3:14 pm, Israel Pickholtz wrote:
You can't change the results of the election, but you can sent enough people to jail to make in less likely it happens again.
On July 15, 2021 at 3:14 pm, kathy waring wrote:
My father, a WWII Purple Heart, Bronze Star HERO....was an understated, quiet, dignified man - a great supporter of Eisenhower and Reagan and widowed father of 2. My brother was blessed to make a decision between a full scholarship to Princeton or an appointment to Annapolis. My father (a factory worker) would never have understood Trump. I love Trump and pose the question - what other personality type would have stood successfully against Democrats? I am sickened by their hypocrisy.
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