On December 8, 2021 at 2:48 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey Mark and fellow Club members. According to a November 24 article in the guardian, the price of nitrogen fertilizer is expected to skyrocket, which may well mean lower crop yields and yet higher food prices. Is there a possibility for a genuine food shortage in the 21st century United States or possibility the world? Where's the sense of urgency from our political class?
On December 8, 2021 at 2:49 pm, Peter S wrote:
So the US will "diplomatically boycott" the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Everyone hear that? The counter-revolution has *officially* begun.
Well, kind of. American athletes will still compete. So really its just an empty political gesture and an ineffective one at that. If the Biden Administration really wanted to show China how upset it was, it would send Kamala over. That, I think, would make the point.
On December 8, 2021 at 2:49 pm, Veronica L wrote:
The USA plans to 'diplomatically' boycott the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year due to China's treatment of the Uighurs, nothing to do with their treatment of the rest of the world via Covid of course. The last time the CCP presided over a major sporting event was something called the 'Military World Games' held in a little place called Wuhan in October of 2019.
Over 9000 competitors attended those games and many of them at the time commented on what a 'ghost town' Wuhan was and later said that they became sick while they were over there and some, unfortunately, passed the 'flu-like' illness onto loved ones when they got home. The US Congress was supposed to be investigating the Military Games as possibly the world's first Covid 'super-spreader' event which, if true, would severely undermine the CCP's preferred narrative but, as far as I know, they never returned any findings. I wonder why? Holding any kind of major sporting event in China is total madness and everyone, not just diplomats, should boycott it. For their own health if nothing else.
On December 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm, Gary Alexander wrote:
On Pearl Harbor Day, it occurred to me to propose a Modest Solution to creeping sclerotic despotism, namely retiring the Battleship Row of "public servants" over 80, those in diapers during the Japanese air raid on the Day of Infamy. Examples of their childish behavior around age 80 include:
Maxine Waters, 83 (born August 15, 1938), Democratic Representative from California, urged her fellow Democrats in 2018 to make life uncomfortable for Trump supporters. "If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."
Nancy Pelosi, 81 (born May 26, 1940), Speaker of the House, tore up the President's last State of the Union speech in full view of the assembled House and invited dignitaries and a national TV audience.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, 80 (born December 4, 1940) is disrespected by real doctors, has changed his advice constantly, has been in government nearly his full adult life, and hasn't seen real patients in decades.
Bernie Sanders, 80 (born September 8, 1941) has run for President twice on a platform that he picked up while honeymooning in the Soviet Union, teaching a whole new generation to revere socialism.
On December 8, 2021 at 3:02 pm, Fran Lavery wrote:
Tucker had a good segment on last night about Ukraine. NATO was set up at the end of WWII to protect Western Europe from the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union broke up in the early nineties so that would've then been the time to break up NATO and start putting those resources to better use like preparing for the next enemy to come down the pike, or am I missing something?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:06 pm, Glen Flint wrote:
Warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from America's Heartland!
One of our Nebraska Congressmen, Jeff Fortenberry, has fallen into the clutches of the dirty, rotten, stinking, corrupt, Federal Department of Justice.
The AP reports, "When he seeks office again in 2022, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska will essentially face two opponents:
a progressive Democrat with a lot of support in the state's second-largest city, and a federal prosecutor in California who has accused him of lying to the FBI."
Is this Deep State electioneering?
Love the club and thanks for all you do!
On December 8, 2021 at 3:08 pm, Todd Lewis wrote:
I've been thinking about the fact that the nations of the Anglosphere, by which I mean the UK, America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, are all isolated from the rest of the world by water. This seems both practical and symbolic. Do we need a certain amount of isolation in order to be free. There is a strong isolationist streak in American history meaning we don't want to be ensnared in the conflicts and pathologies of the rest of the world. Brexit seems to also reflect this. Leftism has always been strenuously international in it's ambitions, always a virus of worldwide infectiousness. The globalist mentality has been at war with national identity. Do we need to recapture an isolationist spirit and focus seriously on the cultivation of national identity. Isn't this much of the way forward for freedom?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:12 pm, Martin Gee wrote:
Of the two brewing conflicts in the world, namely China's aggression across the Taiwan strait or the Russian buildup along the Ukraine border, which one do you think is more likely to kick off and why?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:13 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Mark, what do you expect will be the upshot of the provocations of Russia to Ukraine and of China to Taiwan? Biden has proposed sanctions re: Russia, but obviously with China we're pretty much limited to, well, a sternly worded letter.
I find it fascinating that Trump was supposed to be Putin's pal, and yet the first attack on Ukraine was under Obama (VP you-know-who), and the second is about to erupt any second.
On December 8, 2021 at 3:14 pm, Paul Cathey wrote:
Happy to know that I can shingle a roof OR shoe a horse.
On December 8, 2021 at 3:19 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
As the saying goes, a fool is someone who does the same thing and expects a different result. Thus, Fauci and company. While ignoring the broad damage their policies wrought, their sole focus was COVID and by any measure they failed throughout the West. Quarantining the healthy was a novel response to a pandemic. Without the digital age and the means to "work and school from home", we could never even have attempted it. In the end, our modern world is not much better to deal with a pandemic than the past. With all of our science, we might do well to get dose of humility too.
On December 8, 2021 at 3:22 pm, John Barrett wrote:
Can I wave our Constitution and Bill of Rights for a few minutes? Recent mandates in the U.S. have been challenged by citizens through our judicial system with particular reference to the Bill of Rights. The Judicial branch can restrain the authoritarianism of various executive/legislative branches with reference to the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
What recourse to citizens in parliamentarian systems have - Greece, Austria, Germany, Australia, N.Z. etc.? How do citizens in those countries restrain tyrants or parliamentarian majorities?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:22 pm, Boris Gurovitz wrote:
Mark, did you see that the estate of George Orwell has authorized the "re-telling" of 1984 in a woman's voice? Is this not the most 1984 thing possible? I for one, plan on only reading the new version if the woman is a transgendered deaf Muslim. Anything less would not be inclusive.
On December 8, 2021 at 3:27 pm, George Prescott wrote:
Do we have any information about the man who burned down the Christmas tree at FOX News headquarters? Lone wolf?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:30 pm, Davis wrote:
Austria, Greece, Czech Republic, Germany, and not to forget Turkmenistan – all, as you've noted on your GB show, have forged ahead with population-based vaccine mandates. I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist but I can't help but ask what a state isn't able to do if this is acceptable?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:32 pm, George Pereira wrote:
First the good stuff : Mark Steyn and James Golden are a great combination! and Great Radio!
Last: I have begun to believe we have gone off the cliff and it's simple momentum that now carries us forward yet ever downward.
I wonder how long we have before gravity takes over and we head straight down, how long the fall will be and what awaits us at ground level.
I fear there will be no Willie Coyote resurrection in our future.
On December 8, 2021 at 3:34 pm, DJ wrote:
Mark, I enjoy your appearances on James Golden's radio show. Is there a back story as to why Rush chose Bo Snerdley as the nom de guerre for his call screener, other than it is a silly sounding name?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:40 pm, Patricia B wrote:
Dear Mr Steyn,
A couple of days ago a satire site (the Babylon Bee) had a headline about how a prequel to the novel '1984' was to come out where the masses beg to have their rights taken away by Big Brother to protect them from a virus (and was immediately canceled due a controversial character in the prequel that was reminiscent of Fauci - who was just announced as the Minister of Truth by the Biden administration.)
Hilarious to many, no doubt.
But today I read where there really IS an authorized "feminist retelling" of '1984' - as viewed through the eyes of Julia.
How truly Orwellian!
Thank you for your narration of the original unabridged '1984' before it winds up memory-holed.
Care to comment?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:41 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
Mark, the mask and vaccine mandtes have a unique property that makes them indespensible for the progressives. The mandates have no basis in fact as evidenced by the prevalence of new Covid infections in populations that have been carefully screened like cruise ships. This reality is obvious to anyone who bothers to look. Thus support for this nonsense requires activists who embrace a deep and profound belief in the need for progressive autocrats to govern their lives. Democrats need only look for voters wearing their masks while walking in the park, or rioting in the street, to know who is their base. Republicans seem to be blessed with no ability to identify their supporters, This asymmetry accounts for the absence of any meaningful support for parents who reject the notion of turning their children in lab rats, as witnessed by the T-shirt you mentioned.
On December 8, 2021 at 3:41 pm, AJ wrote:
New Zealand/New Xiland's crazy PM now says that vaccines, and thus, the pandemic are never going to end and that they will need to start finding people wherever they are to get jabs in arms. Australians are protesting but their voices are falling on deaf ears. How do you think things will play out Down Under, will the tides turn to freedom or will the repression just continue to get worse?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:44 pm, SabreMike Carroll wrote:
Mark, came up with a way to punish China for inflicting the WuFlu upon the world by inflicting upon them a most horrible and unbearable pestilence: Get PM Useful Idiot to load up planes full of Canadian Geese and drop them on Beijing. They'd surrender in 5 minutes tops.
On December 8, 2021 at 3:47 pm, Anne Pinkava wrote:
Besides your own, what are your favorite Christmas albums to come out in the past 15 years? I might have given up on the idea if it wasn't for Sting's "If on a Winter's Night".
On December 8, 2021 at 3:47 pm, James wrote:
Any Christmas plans this year? Either for yourself or for a Christmas show?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:52 pm, Eileen Robertson wrote:
I have just read that Boris Johnson feels that now is the time to discuss compulsory vaccination in the United Kingdom. Instead of hanging his head in shame for hosting drunken parties when all Britons were confined to their homes, told not to celebrate Christmas and save the NHS, he is planning to introduce more restrictions and compulsory vaccination. Do you think he can last as PM?
On December 8, 2021 at 3:56 pm, Uncle Joe wrote:
Dear Comrade Steyn,
After a late night drinking session with Beelzebub, Ted Kennedy, and Boris Yeltsin, I got to wondering what the hell happened to the Left since I went to my reward. As you know Mark, back in my years, the far left was capable of shooting thousands of people at a time, starving millions more, and sinking ice picks into people's skulls. Since then, they have devolved into snivelling brats who have nervous breakdowns if you refer to them by the wrong pronoun. These people are so obnoxiously nauseating, I'd be voting Republican if I were still alive. You imperialist reactionaries can say what you will about me and the Soviet Union, but at least we could build atomic bombs, have nice ballets, and win wars. That's the primary difference between us and them; we could build countries, albeit not well, they seem only capable of destroying them.
What caused this change in the Left, Mark? Me, Mao, and the old gang down here just can't figure it out. Could it be that there is no "turbulence" remaining in the Left either, as I know you are fond of saying of the Right, or is something else going on? I look forward to your answer.
Your Adoring Fan,
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
River Styx Landing, Hell
On December 8, 2021 at 4:01 pm, Ben Poser wrote:
Happy birthday, Mark. I have a very, very dear friend who also has a birthday today; I bought her a copy of "America Alone" off the site a few years ago, which you so kindly signed (I can assure you the inscription was safe neither for work, nor for the eyes of either of Heather's two imams).
As so little good news these days is actually good, what do you think Christmas has actually left in our stockings for this contemptible, miserable sequel to 2020, if anything? For what, to play the Devil's counsel, can we actually be grateful as we creak the few remaining nanometers toward the resounding, final period in our civilization's chapter in the never-to-be-read history book of human affairs?
A very happy birthday for a very special Islamophobe,
On December 8, 2021 at 4:04 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Elon Musk was a refreshing take on rejection of government subsidies. But why he is taking a partial subsidy for charging stations in Canada I believe?
On December 8, 2021 at 4:09 pm, Kelly Sr. wrote:
"Lying to the FBI" is as handy as Laverenti Beria for political crimes, nicer though.
On December 8, 2021 at 4:10 pm, Jackson wrote:
Are you a tea or coffee man?
On December 8, 2021 at 4:12 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 8, 2021 at 4:13 pm, Sharon wrote:
Today I read that there are new suicide pods available in Europe and that California is going to be a sanctuary state for abortion. Has the left always been obsessed with death?