On September 2, 2021 at 11:03 am, Quinn Watson wrote:
Do you think Biden's failures both at home and abroad portend big wins in the 2022 midter- just kidding, who cares. If the GOP remains largely silent on issues like corporations, hospitals and schools forcing employees to get jabbed, and remains limp-wristed and enervated when it comes to Big Tech censorship- then the midterms don't matter, none of this other crap freakin matters. If they can't stand up to these glaring incursions on people's basic rights and freedoms, the country is doomed.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:03 am, Johnny B wrote:
Hi Mark. Hardly on the same scale as the surrender in Afghanistan but the Chief Constable of the PSNI has decided to close the police station in Crossmaglen in the 'Bandit Country' of South Armagh. This means that the criminal fraternity in South Armagh will be able to pursue their businesses of laundering diesel and producing counterfeit cigarettes and who knows what else, unhindered. The news has been welcomed, unsurprisingly, by Sinn Fein, whose MLA for the area is now the Minister for Regional Development. Since he was sentenced to 5 years in prison on explosives charges we're not entirely sure in which particular direction he would like to develop the region. The Chief Constable has promised to deal with a memorial to murdered policemen in the to-be-demolished police station with sensitivity. Equally dispiriting as General Milley's surrender.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:04 am, George Pazin wrote:
Hi Mark -
I just got back from a short jaunt to 2040 on Wells's Time Machine (a great early TFOT, btw), and discovered Durham had been thawed from cryogenic freeze long enough to say THE DURHAM REPORT was being held until after the 2040 election, to prevent undue influence. Unfortunately, I was arrested by our tech overlords when I attempted to discover the futures of your dominion nations, Canada and Australia, so I'm relying on your foresight to find out, do you think Justin will hold on, and do you think Australians will ever truly revolt from their tyrannical leaders' COVID policies?
Thanks, as always.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:05 am, Jeff Estes wrote:
Hi Mark, since the loss of political independence in science, military, medicine and media have come to pass - I suspect the DC goblins have plans to restrict energy and internet. Would like to know your thoughts on these matters.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:05 am, Joseph Dornisch wrote:
What do you make of the recent FDA resignations with respect to the vaccines and their potential to be used on children younger than 12 and the obviously necessary 3rd dosage of the exact same vaccine to treat variants of the virus.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:08 am, Wanda Sherratt wrote:
Since we're in the 12th month of "preparing" to reopen the economy, could you compare the permanent changes made to our society by the WuFlu Siege with what happened to China thanks to their One Child Policy? In both cases, the government seems to think they can flip and switch and the train will just smoothly chug down a different track. The reality is proving to be different.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:08 am, Scott Schertzer wrote:
Was the decline of western civilization inevitable? All great cultures throughout history have come and gone. Does human nature favor narcissism to virtue? It has taken less than 300 years for the most prosperous, freest society to exhaust itself.
At this point is it remotely possible for us to change course or is our job to keep the patient alive as long as possible? I see a few positive signs, but not nearly enough to invest in long term treasury bills.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:09 am, Robert Stewart wrote:
Mark, did you see the story about the fellow who passed out in a 7/11 parking lot with various kinds of loot and arms in his car, including 300 ballots? The official account reassures us with "Torrance police are working with other law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service and the Public Integrity Division of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, to determine how the man got the ballots and what he planned to do with them," How can someone in Los Angleles monetize 300 ballots dealing with the recall of Gavin Newsom? The world wonders.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:10 am, Scot A wrote:
Hello Mark. I have come to a realization. The realization I have come to is that I just want someone to do the right thing. The union I am member of isn't , the company I work for isn't, our president isn't, our military isn't, our media isn't, our government isn't. Why can't we find someone to do the right thing?
I have disconnected more and more from mass media and I am now enjoying your Tales for Our Times. I am also finishing Earle Labor's biography of Jack London. I was wondering if you have any comments on Jack London's Socialism. I don't believe London's socialism was the AOC variety but rather a way to improve the lot of workers but I could be wrong.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:11 am, Michael Cavino wrote:
Thank you for your insightful columns into the fall of America under the unsteady hands of the dead husk who occupies the Oval Office. As one who came of age during the Reagan presidency, the last three weeks have filled me with anger and sadness.
On a much happier subject, your Serenade Radio show has become must listen radio for me! Speaking of music, it is amazing to see that vinyl is no far outselling compact discs. What media is your preference for listening to music? And how vast is your music collection?
Lastly, what are thoughts on the playing of the late Charlie Watts? Tal's column on Watts was wonderful, by the way.
Thanks so much!
On September 2, 2021 at 11:12 am, Elisa Angel wrote:
Robert F. Kennedy killer Sirhan Sirhan, 77, is in the news again because he will be granted parole in California. Any comment?
I observe from the photos that Sirhan looks relaxed and pretty good (i.e., clear skin, clear eyes, nice hair cut, and fairly fit) for a 77-year old lifelong prisoner. Is the California prison really a spa?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:13 am, Peter Geraghty wrote:
You wrote in "The Scale of Humiliation" that "Lady Avon observed ruefully that the eight days of the Suez crisis in late 1956 marked the great divide between the words "British Empire" being still taken seriously and their being a sneering punchline," but when I see the Royal Navy sail a ship into the Baltic Sea or the South China Sea, I wonder what the British are doing. Shouldn't they be concentrating on the UK's internal problems? Likewise, wouldn't it not be better for Americans to focus on domestic problems going forward and accept that their moment is over?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:14 am, Larry Durham wrote:
You were right back in January - things got bad fast. It's painfully obvious that our selected president isn't running the show - and it's doubtful that his invisible second in command is up to it - given that, in your opinion, which nefarious cabal holds the reigns of power?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:16 am, Patricia B wrote:
The CCP just "memory holed" popular billionaire actress Zhao Wei. She now has a zero social credit score, apparently.
How soon does the West follow? Seems we're fairly far along that path here in the USA. Your take?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:16 am, Greg Dickinson wrote:
Mark:,,as you often say...if you're not talking about China, you're not talking about anything important. Here is another example that China is serious about world domination. You may have seen the WSJ article "sissy pants" from yesterday talking about the CCP implementing policies to promote masculinity among their boys and to counter the rot that pop culture is having on their youth in general.
Contrast that with our own institutions promoting the destruction of the same and our headlong rush over the cliff.
After listening to your explanations over the years for our cultural suicide pact, I still can't grasp the why! Do we not love our 1.42 children and want the best for their future?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:17 am, Al Man from CA wrote:
Now that the Taliban have revealed themselves to be climate conscious with their reach-out to the American left on "The Climate Crisis", do you think President * should appoint Michael Mann to Afghanistan as the first "climate ambassador"? Do you think he would make a good first impression by wearing his best pink tutu and purple fright wig?
Asking for a friend.
Al Man from CA
On September 2, 2021 at 11:18 am, Robert Fox wrote:
Will Afghanistan eventually become a client state of Chairman Xi's Communist regime? If so what impact if any will it have on reorienting geopolitical relationships among our semi-allies in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE etc.?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:18 am, Gregory Laughton wrote:
well, my favorite UK columnist, Ron Liddle, wrote a piece for The Sun UK tabloid titled "The US is finally waking up to Sleepy Joe Biden's cosmic uselessness." Is it really
? And how is Clueless Joe actually perceived by European leaders.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:19 am, John Barrett wrote:
Who's "instructing" Biden? One can't say he's "cognitively impaired" and also think he's making these decisions on his own. Thanks, John
On September 2, 2021 at 11:20 am, Tom Osterman wrote:
So, how is the New World Order the late George H. W. Bush touted working out?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:22 am, Paul Courtney wrote:
With Biden piling up the success stories (Afghanistan, South Border, Covid, protecting poor from high energy price and cost-of-living increases, unifying americans), looks like (same as Bush I) Joe won't need a second term. Who succeeds him? (One might think "Kammy, of course!", but Susan Rice may forget to tell her that Joe is not running.)
On September 2, 2021 at 11:24 am, John Schultz wrote:
It's easy to blame grampa Joe, but leaving Afghanistan shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone. Trump wanted out sooner and made news saying so and Joe pushed the timing back a few months more.
So what happened, What were they thinking in the state dept & military leadership? Shouldn't someone have come up with a plan? Who is supposed to strategize, coordinate, and implement these actions? They certainly had time to come up with diversity celebrations and relationship advice seminars instead. With all the pushback Trump got I thought someone might let the new pres. know they might need a little more time to get ready. The Taliban would wait.
Extraction from such a long term action would be immensely difficult needing months of coordination between the bullet boys, intelligence and logistics not to mention ally liaisons.
The Afgan fiasco falls squarely on the state dept.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:26 am, Chuck in the Land of Lincoln wrote:
What tasty delights can we expect when our new Afghan residents get the food trucks up and running ?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:28 am, Fran Lavery wrote:
Someone in comments last week brought up the possibility that one day you would run for office.
Would you ever consider running for a Senate seat in New Hampshire? I would get a big kick out of hearing you read a lengthy Tales For Our Times (per Pamela's suggestion) in a filibuster.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:29 am, Owen Morgan wrote:
Mark, wanna buy a helicopter? I got some from my rich American Uncle Joe. Best price, guaranteed. Mohammed al-Hampshiri. I can throw in a Humvee and a 105mm howitzer.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:29 am, Robert wrote:
A couple of early questions for the Clubland Q&A:
I can't be around much longer, and I keep missing Clubland Q&A slots because of my schedule.
1) the sheer amount of equipment left behind in Afghanistan is mindboggling, and it approaches Soviet losses in the early stages of Barbarossa. Is NOBODY actually getting removed for this?
2) on a lighter note, for military buffs, the Conservative campaign office in the Ottawa Orleans riding has the number (613-518) 1429!!!!!!! - the date the original Jeanne d'Arc raised the Siege of Orleans, her big victory. How often do you get this sort of coincidence? Is this a sign? I mean, if you believe all the stuff about, e,g., "climate change"......
On September 2, 2021 at 11:33 am, Anne Pinkava wrote:
I was catching up on your last Q and A and appreciated what you said about conservatives needing to communicate via narrative. While Joe Biden is down this week, I'm afraid the media will fawn the next time the Feds have put their last touch on whenever the next Jan 6 happens. (Probably soon.) All this while the republicans are saying that we couldn't impeach Biden because Kamala is worse. If we were Democrats we would have the audacity to beat the drum down the ranks to throw them all out, and at least slow down the system. Why do Republicans think that battles are one and done and give up when they see a war?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:35 am, George Pereira wrote:
If all of these tough talking GOP losers had supported Trump! with the same savage loyalty democrats show to each other none of "This" would be going on.
Given that * has been wrong about everything, everything! for his entire life, given that * is not a decent man, given that * has never been anything but a self serving criminal his entire life has anyone asked these GOP losers just what did they think was going to happen?
Where were these losers when it mattered?
On September 2, 2021 at 11:40 am, Mark Wallbrown wrote:
Hello Mark. Folk claim that the masks aren't working. Actually they are working. Masks have been used for some 2500 years. They are great to dehumanize, denigrate, humiliate, subjugate and ultimately enslave people. Those who disagree might speak to any of the millions of Muslim women around the world.
Love the show, thanks.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:43 am, James Kozlowski wrote:
Mark, I love your your voice. However I was perplexed for a moment trying to remember the sewers moment when global power moved across the Atlantic. Of course it was Suez, I was only 4 years old.
The question: How will our sewers moment, pan out when global power crosses the Pacific.
Well we've been living with it for 2 years. Vaccine passports & censorship is very similar to China's Social credit system. We're losing our freedom of movement and people rat on one another.
So what does it look like? More of the same.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:46 am, Elisa Angel wrote:
What's the possibility that Biden, et al., have done this handover to the Taliban on purpose and have been paid for it? How do we know Caribbean bank accounts haven't been filled for all the generals and elected officials who are playing their usual roles in keeping these terrible people in office? McConnell has played his role and faces no consequences, Biden too so far has faced nothing bad, Buffoon Milley, Darth Vader Austin, Kamala, the entire so-called intelligence community, all the silent elected officials aren't resigning. They aren't losing anything, in fact, they may have secret bank accounts in the Caribbean for all we know.
On September 2, 2021 at 11:52 am, Chuck in the Land of Lincoln wrote:
Woke is a dead end. Literally
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