On September 9, 2021 at 12:59 pm, James P wrote:
I'd be interested in your take on New Zealand. In Australia it seems at least some of the natives are grumbling about dystopian lockdown policies. But I read today that over 87% of Kiwis support their government's "zero covid" policies, which have taken lock downs to a whole new level of crazy. Bat$@# crazy. How to explain such a reaction among a once free people? Is media propaganda really so powerful? Is this a sort of mass Stockholm Syndrome?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm, Patricia Gillis wrote:
This is the first time I've been able to catch this live...I LOVE the theme music...I've always loved it but it is somehow even more exciting hearing it before a live broadcast! Many thanks!
On September 9, 2021 at 1:03 pm, Andrew A wrote:
Before Kathy Shaidle passed away, she inspired me to improve my movie literacy, particularly her interest in the works of Kurosawa and other postwar Japanese films. Previously I was indifferent to movies, having grown up in the cultural dark ages that produced works like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". My question for you is this: Will America's humiliating defeat in Afghanistan provoke an improvement in the quality of American art parallel to what happened in Japan after World War II, or will the Jihadists or China have to nuke a couple of American cities before that happens?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:04 pm, Mick Wenlock wrote:
Greetings Mark from the Brit Expat on the Colorado High Plains !
Have not managed to write in for a while but I was struck by a post from the Gateway Pundit that people in Australia are having their parcels searched for alcohol..
"Residents in apartment blocks locked-down by NSW Health are having their alcohol deliveries policed as part of a policy to limit the number of drinks being consumed each day," NCA News Wire reported.
Government goons are rummaging through private mail deliveries, confiscating alcohol and telling Aussies they can only receive a ration of "six beers or pre-mixed drinks or one bottle of wine."
Along with other things, like the almost total media blackout on the Trucker blockade protest it would seem that the "mate culture" so beloved of the Antipodeans as evidence of their lack of kow-towing to elites, has actually turned into a rather grotesque example of abject servility.
How on earth were these people bought so low?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:04 pm, CrossBorderGal wrote:
Your reading of Burning Daylight was so timely. I had read London's (semi-autobiographical) Martin Eden shortly before, and while I had found Eden's vitality and intellectual drive attractive, his ultimate self-destruction belied the value of those traits and his successes. Perhaps one reason Burning Daylight (1910) was London's most popular book was because it came on the heels of Eden's tragic hero (1909) ...? Elam Harnish's raw physical and intellectual energy, his fearlessness and (dare I say) unabashed masculinity, his achievements in the North, his reversals of fortune in NYC and the Bay Area and his life-saving choices with Dede and the ranch make for a riveting and inspirational story. Is that why you chose it?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:05 pm, George Pazin wrote:
Hello Mark, I was just hired by the Washington Post, and my question to you is:
What is your favorite ice cream? Will you have some later today?
Thanks for all you do!
On September 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm, Wanda Sherratt wrote:
As an expert on "Know Your Ensigns!" and one who puts the vex into vexillology, I wonder if you have any opinion on the redesigned LGBTQWERTY Pride Flag. It now features a clashing brown, pink and blue chevron stabbing at the center of the familiar cheerful rainbow field, all in the name of inclusiveness.
On September 9, 2021 at 1:10 pm, George Pereira wrote:
As important as the US market is to the Chinese what happens if Chairman Xi decides to stop deliveries of everything to the US? I mean everything.
How long would the US last, especially with resident * in charge, until the US agrees to whatever Chairman XI demands?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:12 pm, Holly wrote:
Mark, what are your thoughts about yesterday's report of the voter canvass in Maricopa county and other efforts to obtain full forensic audits of the 2020 election? The objective being to expose, and put an end to, the criminal behavior that has been taking place for decades, and proving that President Trump did indeed win the election, not necessarily to put him back in office.
On September 9, 2021 at 1:15 pm, SabreMike Carroll wrote:
Mark did you see the Rolling Stone piece based around a hospital worker who was caught flat out lying about the place being filled with people who ingested horse dewormer? Instead of removing the article and issuing a retraction they merely posted a note below the original article. What does it say that the media is so brazen that they now refuse to retract stories that are outright lies? Then again the Times still has yet to renounce Walter Durante's Pulitzer so par for the course I guess.
On September 9, 2021 at 1:17 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
Even though it is visible that Biden is a disaster, it doesn't seem to matter to the Dems, their voters, or to the RINOs that wanted him there. There is a lot of talk of Americans waking up to this but I'm skeptical. Take it from someone that was told that the Kraken was going to be released to THE DURHAM REPORT bringing justice, I'm no longer in the mood to be told things just to keep my hopes up. Do you see something changing in America? Your thoughts Mark.
On September 9, 2021 at 1:17 pm, Charlene Pinkava wrote:
Thank you for all you do, Mark. I've been catching up on your columns and particularly enjoyed "Remembering the Big Voice on the Right." I have a 28 year habit that has left a huge 3 hour gap in my day and while news over the last year has been depressing as hell I had to laugh when I remembered Rush informing us one day that you would be guest hosting the next show, but not to worry, he would be back the following day to bring us all back off the ledge. The two of you were a great combo. Serious news and show tunes. Like Rush in the last months I can hear your frustration with everyone constantly asking "But what should we do???" You are the example. To quote Obama(sorry): We are the ones we've been waiting for. We need to follow your example, though we aren't as well spoken as you, and push back. On everything and everywhere.
On September 9, 2021 at 1:18 pm, Richard Malaby wrote:
Hi Mark - as always, love the Club! Thank you for the shout-out above, and it is true: as much as I enjoy your writing, it's been a gut-punch reality check lately. It would serve the country well if someone would actually talk honestly about cultural decline.
Last Clubland Q&A, you spent some time discussing the benefits of imperialism specifically with the British empire. I was hoping you could talk about the development of Europe, specifically western Europe which was part of the Roman Empire vs eastern Europe which was not. Western Europeans are still reaping the benefits of Roman civilization. One fun fact: we hear so much about what a horrible racist country America is, but the difference between black/white income in the US is less than the difference between average income between western and eastern Europeans. I guess that half of the Euro delegation is just a bunch of white supremacists!
On September 9, 2021 at 1:20 pm, Penns Woods wrote:
Mark, have you any update on the Maricopa Cty AZ audit? I'm hoping this hasn't been incorporated into the Durham report investigation but the timeline is becoming suspect.
On September 9, 2021 at 1:21 pm, John N wrote:
Any comment on the rumor that the Biden administration will bury the Fauci scandal and Afghanistan debacle by adding them to the remit of THE DURRRHAMMMMM REPORRRRTTT???
On September 9, 2021 at 1:23 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Biden's poll numbers are tanking as the country is a mess across the board. Harping on Biden's senility and incompetence, while good fodder for the pundits, distracts from the root cause. Our mess is due the Left's policies. Would things be any better under a President Harris, or any other Dem? Republicans seem content to let the mess fester for another year until the mid-terms. We have an opposition party in the minority, that shows little knack or energy to mobilize opposition beyond blowing hot air on the cable shows. Your thoughts?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:25 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey Mark. I just read that Joe Biden ended a speech by saying out loud that "I'm supposed to stop and walk out of the room." Is it really so fringe to think we may have a real life Manchurian candidate occupying the White House?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:27 pm, Garry from LSD (Lower Slower Delaware) wrote:
You have probably been asked this before, so I apologize for the repetition. As the Afghan pull-out so such a perfect cluster-situation in the sense that if it was something done by idiots, some things would have been well executed due to random chance, who do you think the Big Guy and company is taking orders from? The CCP? Other?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:29 pm, William Tomlinson wrote:
Mark, wouldn't you say that this time in our history has been much declared. We are seeing womanhood nullified, truth has become subjective to the point that it has become a non sequitur. There is no pulling out of this, is there? Don't you expect the "savior" who will make treaty with "the many" to show up soon?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:31 pm, Al Man from CA wrote:
Non rage inducing question follows:
Are Space Aliens real? If they are, what do they look like?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:33 pm, Ann wrote:
Hi Mark - The National Archives Records Administration just put a notice on all of their contents saying
"The Catalog and web pages of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) provide access to many millions of descriptions and digital copies of the permanent records of the United States federal government.
The Catalog and web pages contain some content that may be harmful or difficult to view. NARA's records span the history of the United States, and it is our charge to preserve and make available these historical records. As a result, some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions. In addition, some of the materials may relate to violent or graphic events and are preserved for their historical significance.
The National Archives is committed to working with staff, communities, and peer institutions to assess and update descriptions that are harmful and to establish standards and policies to prevent future harmful language in staff-generated descriptions."
If everything has a disclaimer or an alert or a warning, do they actually mean anything?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:34 pm, Dan wrote:
Are you concerned with the Cognitive Dissonance that must be building up in all ranks of Western Military forces? The question is short as you will infer exactly what 'issues' I mean and informatively more so.
On September 9, 2021 at 1:34 pm, Leah Hamilton wrote:
May you share your thoughts on the trial for the Bataclan terrorists starting this week in France? I'm very grateful for your perspective and love my Steyn club membership- thank you!
On September 9, 2021 at 1:36 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
How does Khalid Sheik Mohammed not have his case dismissed for lack of a speedy and public trial? How do you convict him within the rules of evidence, ie, rule against hearsay, etc?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:37 pm, AlyM wrote:
When's the next Tales For Our Time?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:38 pm, Joseph Dornisch wrote:
It seems to me like Rand Paul has Anthony Fauci dead to rights, but my guess is Fauci will skate into even larger largess pushing more no long term results vaccines on everyone - what do you think it would have to happen for Fauci to be prosecuted.
On September 9, 2021 at 1:39 pm, Mark Wallbrown wrote:
Hello Mark. Finally some great radio in the 12 - 3 hours. With covid 3 times worse now than ever, it is clear that the jab is not worth the time.
People that got the fake vaccine which is actually the the manipulation of ribonucleic acid are now insane. They believe that young boys come of age and begin menstruation. They think adult males have babies. They believe that raping, murdering terrorists are our allies.
What say you? Is the adjustment of RNA causing this? Or is it just a sign of the post civilized collapse of Christendom?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:40 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Mark, what do you make of this "flame-purification ritual" carried out in a bunch of Francophone Ontario schools a couple of years back, but only just turned up? I can't believe that the people responsible for this were unaware of 1984 or Fahrenheit 451. Who could possibly think this was a good idea?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:42 pm, John N wrote:
Do you have a hard border, or are you just happy to see me?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:44 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
Mark, I have been rather amazed at the quality of the responses I get from R candidates following 3- and 4 figure donations. Instead of a thank you, I get endless appeals for additional donations of $5 or $10 dollars. It is apparent that there is a disconnect between the branch that receives the money, and the rather larger organization that beats the bushes for new donations. On reflection, I have begun to think that the Republican donation organization is basically an Amway style marketing operation. Every two years they get 435 hopeful Congressional candidates and 30 or so Senate candidates. These candidates seem to be selected mainly for their ability to raise money. Their efforts result in the identification of vast numbers of people who are willing to part with their hard earned money for various categories of political projects. And that is the key. This list will remain of value long after the candidates have receded into the ranks of once-hopeful politicians. So the operation can continue year after year. This explains the hundreds of emails i get from organizations and personalities (presumably) that write me asking for money for whatever cause they seem to think I will view with favor. These used to be called boiler-room operations, since that was the cheapest space you could rent for the squad of people making cold-calls asking for money. I'm sure the latest version is now much more upscale, perhaps even working from home with a solid internet connection.
This would also explain the lack of interest of the mainline Republicans in exercising power. That was never their intent.
On September 9, 2021 at 1:45 pm, Frank Hughes wrote:
On September 9, 2021 at 1:50 pm, Collister Johnson wrote:
Your observations about the decline of our country are devastatingly true. If you could offer one idea or suggestion which would change this situation - flatten the downward spiralling curve, so to speak - what would it be?
On September 9, 2021 at 1:57 pm, John Marovich wrote:
Hi Mark, I know that you have advised civil disobedience to push back against the crushdown of freedom. The upcoming Jan. 18 "Rally for Justice J6" in Washington DC would be just such a protest, but can we not expect FBI provocateurs using false-flag methods to create trouble for the protestors?
Oh, and Durham failed in his only scalp: the DC Bar reinstated Lawyer Kevin Clinesmith.