On December 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm, Marshall Hill wrote:
I can hardly wait for some turgid legal commentary on the Chris Cuomo fiasco by none other that CNN's Chief Legal Analyst, Spanky Toobin.
CNN is now one of the best comedy shows on air.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:05 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Yes, the "geriactricity" is flying these days. Remember back in the 80s when there were a succession of Soviet dictators, each older than the last? That is where we are now, except that Chernenko & co. weren't as old as Biden or Pelosi. Or Trump, come to that.
Now, SCOTUS is another matter, because the Justices are few, and one retiring can make a tremendous difference.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:08 pm, Michael Megan wrote:
Mark, I am enjoying your time on GB News. Between those programmes and your other great output, did I miss (long pause, drum roll) the publication of the Durham Report ? Who has gone to jail ?
On December 1, 2021 at 4:11 pm, Peggy Smith wrote:
Hi Mark, the White Privilege pejorative seems to apply only to white working class people who are assumed to be Trump voters. It never applies to the Joe Bidens and Bill Gateses. I guess Cracker never really caught on, and White Trash sounds a little too snobbish. White Privilege is an insult without sounding like one. Shouldn't we accuse them of hate speech?
On December 1, 2021 at 4:13 pm, Ben Poser wrote:
Given how most good news is not as good as it sounds (e.g., Republicans "winning" whatever), what would you believe to be actual good news coming out of this pathetic, miserable sequel to 2020?
Warmest pre-emptive birthday wishes,
On December 1, 2021 at 4:16 pm, Charles Edwards (documened Texan) wrote:
Really appreciate your comments about the Pom Pom girl conservatives. Very appropriate. Waving the flag and constitution at the Germans never worked either in the world wars. If I had to bet on the winners between the evil left and the Pom Pom's I would take the left. As you have said trading out between the left and right every four years is a slow but sure losing proposition. Sort of like being on the Titanic and having the water rise up to your knees. Then stopping for a while. Then up to your waist and then stopping. Then up to your chest then stopping. And finally over your head. No win.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:20 pm, George Pereira wrote:
I watch, with some admitted disgust, Senators Cruz, Paul and Cotton, all members of the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body, feebly try to knock Dr. Mengele around for the evil that emanates from the House of Pain and Horror that he is charge of.
They only seem interested in sound bites for their next campaign run and not in the monstrous evil that Fauci has inflicted on American men, women and children. (For extra points look up aids infected orphans)
Mark, Gain of function research are weasel words for Biological Weapons research.
Does Paul or Cruz think anyone will look to them for leadership in 2024 after the way they obstructed President Trump for four years or for the way they ignored the January 6 political prisoners?
And yes Trump has plenty to answer for himself in that regard.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:22 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
And Ruth Bader Ginsburg who hung on til 87 because she selfishly didn't want to lose her status.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:22 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
According to the New York Times the Build Back Better Act "will provide $1.67 billion over the next five years for newspapers, websites, radio and TV stations, and other outlets that primarily cover local news. If eligible, they could reap up to $25,000 for each locally focused journalist they employ in the first year and $15,000 in each of the next four."
For perspective, "Gannett, the largest newspaper chain in the country, could receive $37.5 million the first year and tens of millions after that,"
Sounds like payback to me for kind treatment, and for more to hopefully come.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:24 pm, Peter S wrote:
Mark, obviously a major ongoing theme here is the power exchange between China and the USA. On Monday, Twitter CEO Dorsey revealed he would be stepping down and Parag Agrawal - a man born in India - would be the new CEO.
India-born individuals are now the CEOs of many powerful contemporary businesses - Twitter, Google, IBM, Adobe Inc., Microsoft, Palo Alto, and Vimeo, among others.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:27 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
Mark, in your recent stint on GBNews, you were basically making the case that Covid isn't so much a pandemic of the unvaccinated, but an endemic of the vaccinated. However, the expert you had on tried to pooh-pooh this with some rationalization about Israel. My malarkey-meter started to peg out at 11. Nothing about Gibraltar, Singapore, Vermont. You didn't press him, probably wisely, as it would not really have shed light on the issue.
This got me to thinking that with the massive loss of trust in a huge range of institutions, we have all had to rely upon our own resources to function in modern so-called society. We have to be our own researchers and new gatherers. With the rise in violence and looting, we increasingly have to be our own police force. I hope we don't have to go further and become our own justice system. Because of the beatification of incompetent bureaucrats and stultifying restrictions on real doctors, we now have to be our own doctors and pharmacists. On top of everything, we can't even travel nearly as easily as before the dark times.
Do you think that we are devolving into a kind of high-tech hunter-gatherer society, hunkering down in our own tribal zones?
On December 1, 2021 at 4:31 pm, Dale Owens wrote:
We agreed a couple of weeks ago that the West needs a revival of romantic nationalism. Do you also think that the West, after decades of decadence and decline, also needs a revival of heroic leadership, the sort of leadership lauded by Thomas Carlyle in "On Heroes, Hero-Worship and The Heroic in History" (1841)? In the West the leadership-courage gene seems gone. What is to be done?
Dale Owens, a Welshman living near Milan, Italy
On December 1, 2021 at 4:34 pm, Veronica L wrote:
Barbados became a republic in the last few days, how many more realms and territories will also ditch the Crown if and when Prince Charles becomes king and what role did Chinese money play in the Barbadian Govt's decision? I note they didn't hold a referendum on the issue. Is that because they wouldn't have won?
On December 1, 2021 at 4:36 pm, Carolinan wrote:
A change of pace (from the Great Decay) for Mark the musicologist: Should the Wokelings ever discover the third stanza of the Star Spangled Banner, we shall need a new anthem. Can you offer any candidates besides the usuals?
On December 1, 2021 at 4:37 pm, Mark Wallbrown wrote:
Greetings Mark. Enjoy GB News. Change some names and accents and it would be interchangeable with the US. Covid crisis, migration crisis, corrupt media, corrupt government, etc.
It would appear that when you take the Christ out of Christendom, all that remains is the dumb. Thoughts?
On December 1, 2021 at 4:39 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
If America falls off the cliff into the abyss under the Biden regime (as it looks like it might), do you see any other nation taking its place as the world's policeman and proponent of individual freedoms?
One came only imagine the fun Rush would be having these days with the demise of Fredo Cuomo. I am putting out the marker now to our fellow club members that CNN hires Lyin' Brian Williams to replace him.
Enjoying the Mark Steyn Show weekly! No doubt it garners higher ratings than anything on CNN.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:44 pm, SabreMike Carroll wrote:
Mark, surprised you didn't note that the non vaxed fines for Greek pensioners is even more severe considering that the country famously has 14 monthly benefits checks per year.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:45 pm, David Lester wrote:
Hi Mark, do you think we are getting close to an actual American civil war? It seems your "free-unfree" rather than "left-right" characterization of where we are at politically is bringing us closer to war. The country is divided ideologically and even ideologically with geography. Are we there yet? Are we there now?
On December 1, 2021 at 4:46 pm, H.B wrote:
Hi Mark, you mentioned your "experience" with the fetid toilet of American justice. Do you have any updates on the Mann case for us? I'm so sorry about how this is now your second decade fighting this. It was nice of you to stay in America and save the American justice system the expense of trying to extradite you. Poor Assange.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:47 pm, Michael Trueblood wrote:
While watching a Thomas Sowell presentation the other day, I became aware that between the time that Alex...tez was elected to represent her district and the day she was sworn in, she and a group of nutcase global warmers stormed the office of The Speaker of the House for a "sit in." Seems odd now that all those idiots aren't in solitary confinement in a DC jail, and AOC not immediately expelled from Congress for participating in an insurrection. What am I missing?
On December 1, 2021 at 4:48 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, Chanukah greetings from the Deranged Dominion. Since you haven't YET acquiesced to my demand for a Chanukah album, could you at least tell us your favourite Christmas albums (other than your own)-extra latke points for those chock full of Jewish composers....
On December 1, 2021 at 4:50 pm, Franklin O\'Toole wrote:
The subject of "SuperMoney" won't bore you. If you will look into the worldwide scheme agreed to by the Gang of 20, new "paper gold" reserves (Special Drawing Rights) have been created and distributed to the members of the IMF in proportion to each member country's shareholdings. These rights are the super-equivalent of those dollars that are being printed even now on the overheated-bearings presses of the Fed in Washington DC. "Super" because SDRs add to the reserves of the relatively well off countries as if they were gold. Foreign beneficiaries can present these SDRs at the US Treasury window for payment and we somehow have to book that payment as an obligation of the USA. In any case, since the shareholders and beneficiaries are relatively advanced nations, a façade had to be developed as to the necessity to create these funds (Covid served nicely) and more delicately, why the funds were being handed out to relatively rich nations? Well, now that it is time to carve out a pittance for poor nations in a previously agreed to "redistribution" plan, it seems that beneficiaries like China ($40 billion), Russia ($17 billion) and Iran (5 billion) are having technical difficulties implementing the redistribution or have simply gone silent. In short, the world's money supply seems to have been enhanced at the stroke of a pen.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:57 pm, Paul Cathey wrote:
Mark, during the "Talking Pints" segment on your Farage Fill-in, I am reminded of the, now standard, zoom call meme, wherein each participant plants himself in front of a full bookcase, presumably to establish the appropriate gravitas. Your gravitas has been long since well-established, so in any future zoom calls let us see you planted in front of well-stocked bar shelves.
On December 1, 2021 at 4:59 pm, Raj S wrote:
As a student of history, I often refer British Imperial Gazetteers from 19th century on India for information. It amazes me that a handful of British civil servants were able to gather so much of information crisscrossing a country with no infrastructure, and compile them using primitive technologies. The information and conclusion you get from them is valid even today. Now to my question: Why can't the American academia, with their 100s of universities, 1000s of professors, and student body of millions, are not able understand the cultures few blocks removed from their hallowed academic campuses?
On December 1, 2021 at 5:10 pm, Fran Lavery wrote:
Mark, I have a question for you and fellow clubbers. In the last couple of weeks I've been getting these tweet alerts in my cellular device and I no longer even have Twitter. I wouldn't mind them much except they're coming in entirely in Chinese characters. I figured there would be English translations to go with them. But no, they're entirely in Chinese. The last one I opened included a video of a Chinese woman (about my age, perhaps above average in attractiveness with a full head of neatly coiffed black hair) but she was irate and screaming in some Chinese dialect. I won't open any more Chinese tweets after that and I don't appreciate getting screamed at in Chinese with no translation to offer a comeback. Has anyone else received these and if so can they translate the message of the screamer for me? Oh, and the finger waving! Over the top rude!
On December 1, 2021 at 5:11 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
If you had a one hour show on TV that couldn't be boycotted, canceled, etc., in which country would the TV show air and why? Take us through the topics that would be covered on a typical night with the percentage of minutes per show for each topic? Explore the space.
On December 1, 2021 at 5:19 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Any chance you would interview Gad Saad or vice versa? You are both great Canadian defenders of free speech and have wicked senses of humour.
On December 1, 2021 at 5:20 pm, Mike Burke wrote:
1) You're the best. Thank you for being you!
2) Any updates on the next Mark Steyn cruise?
3) How did you like The Greatest Showman as a movie? (If you hated it, please don't tell. I couldn't handle the letdown.)
4) More PG Wodehouse please. Fantastic stuff.
All the best!
On December 1, 2021 at 5:23 pm, Bill Burns wrote:
Dear Mark, I'm a new subscriber from the Paris of the Plains, the true Gateway to the West of the US of A, Kansas City. I'm just wondering about the logistics of your new GB News gig. Are you dialing in from the Land of Live Free or Die Trying, or are you actually having to 'commute' to Not-So-Jolly Ol' England? How's it all work?