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Following our dangerously unstable experiments of recent weeks, today, Wednesday, I'll be conducting another combined Clubland Q&A and Mark Steyn Show. It's the audio equivalent of one of those exciting double-mutation Covid variants that only the most lavishly US-funded Chinese gain-of-function labs can pull off. We're varying the times a little to see what works best for whom, so today the fun starts live across the globe at 11am Eastern in North America - that's 3pm GMT/4pm British Summer Time. We'll try to pin down the rest of the time zones below, but do, as they say, check local listings.
On today's hybrid show, we'll kick off with questions from Mark Steyn Club members, throw in a couple of Steyn Show regular features, come back to your questions, and generally mix things up a little. If you've any follow-ups on the various subjects we've been chewing over at SteynOnline and on Tucker Carlson Tonight these last few days, do shoot them along. I'm happy to address any topic that tickles your fancy, with the usual stipulation that certain areas bore me to death. Conversely, the most routine observation can wind up in the pages of The Washington Post:
At the end of his Monday night show, Carlson's guest, the conservative Canadian pundit Mark Steyn, nodded to the upside of the host's foreign trip. "Sometimes you have to be in Budapest to see America clearly," Steyn said. "Yes!" Carlson replied, before lobbing a familiar attack on certain American cities as hotbeds of mayhem and filth.
In contrast, he called the city he is broadcasting from "safe, clean Budapest."
~As many of you know, we're now in the tenth year of climate mullah Michael E Mann's defamation suit against me for mocking his "hockey stick". When he lost to Professor Tim Ball in the British Columbia Supreme Court, we headlined our report:
Michael E Mann, Loser
When he lost to National Review in the District of Columbia Superior Court, we headlined it:
Michael E Mann, Loser (Again)
When he lost to the Competitive Enterprise Institute just last week, we sub-headed it:
Michael E Mann, Loser (Again) (and Again)
When the judge struck every single one of his expert witnesses, we resisted the temptation to label it:
Michael E Mann, Loser (Again) (and Again) (and yet Again)
But, just for the record, yesterday Judge Anderson rejected Mann's motion to reconsider her dismissal of his case against National Review. It is a short but fairly withering order.
~Whether or not you're a member of The Mark Steyn Club, you can listen to our Mark Steyn Show/Clubland Q&A live as it happens wherever you chance to be on this turbulent earth: Club membership is required only to ask a question. We love to hear from brand new members, so if you've joined this week do fire off a question on any topic that appeals. Indeed, if you've been toying with signing up, either for a full year or a see-how-it-goes experimental quarter, there's still time to do so and shoot me a head-scratcher for today's show. But, if you're not interested in joining, no worries, as they say in Oz: We seek no unwilling members - and as always the show is free, so we hope you'll want to tune in.
As soon as we go live, members should log-in and submit their queries via our comment form below - and I'll answer them as-it-happens on the audio livestream that should magically appear above (or possibly below - I forget which). And, if you disagree with my response, then let rip in the comments, and I'll endeavor to address a couple of the objections as we go along.
The Mark Steyn Show Clubland Q&A is a special production for The Mark Steyn Club. We're not paywalling off SteynOnline or any of that nonsense - and in fact this site now offers more free content than ever before in our eighteen-year history. But Club membership does confer a few benefits, including not only participation in our Q&As but also access to Tales for Our Time, our Sunday Poems and much more - including tonight's episode of Jack London's Burning Daylight.
So see you back here live this morning at 11am North American Eastern Time. That's midday in the Canadian Maritimes, half-past-noon in Newfoundland - and, beyond the Americas, 4pm in London and Dublin; 5pm in Paris and Berlin; 6pm in Istanbul and Jerusalem; 7pm in the Trucial States, as I still think of them; 7.30pm in Tehran, for all you Newfoundlanders who move to Iran for the half-hour time zone; 8.45pm in Kathmandu, for all you Iranians who move to Nepal to check out the quarter-hour time zone; 11pm in Singapore, Honkers and Western Australia (sorry about that); 1am in Sydney and Melbourne (even sorrier), and a grim dawn for Auckland and beyond - which is pretty tough on our Pacific listeners but we hope a few of you will want to stay up (or rise early).
But, whatever hour it is where you are, we do hope you'll be able to join us. To listen to the livestream, simply click the "play" icon on the audio player (in certain browsers, the audio will start auto-playing). And to pose a question simply use the comment form below.