On February 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Yeah, I am rather shocked to see how quickly Ottawa is turning all authoritarian. Can you imagine ordinary people being handcuffed and dragged off for giving other people diesel or food? Trudeau apparently is about to go all Pierre on their asses. This, in the most peaceful protest in living memory.
On February 11, 2022 at 5:05 pm, Dan Phillips Venice, Florida wrote:
I have been waiting for widespread civil disobedience...imagine my surprise that our polite Canadian neighbors would be the first.
What is it in the differences in culture or governance that would account for this?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:07 pm, AlyM wrote:
Mark, what do make of the report of spying by the Capitol Police and DOJ on Republican congressman? They've been in caught in the act a few times already - taking pictures in offices, letters being rerouted to the DOJ and opened,etc. A congressional staffer caught three special agents inside an office while Congress was in recess who were dressed like construction workers! Shades of Watergate, of course, but this is more brazen and out in the open because it's supposedly part of enhanced surveillance and security measures in response to the events of Jan. 6th.
On February 11, 2022 at 5:11 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
A gain-of-function enthusiast and a depopulation enthusiast walk into a bar in Davos...
Why is it that French virologist Luc Montagnier who spent his adult life studying viruses, and he was by all accounts a leading expert in his field, dismissed so readily for saying that COVID19 was created in a lab in Wuhan, China? I can see political players dismissing anything that doesn't suit them, but any scientist must consider the possibility. That COVID19 was made in a lab seems a more plausible story than the Chinese wet-market bat soup story. -And that's just plain ole common sense that the most obvious answer is usually the answer.
On February 11, 2022 at 5:14 pm, Hart Leonard wrote:
Am a happy, elderly addict to Steyn Online.....Mark, is the U.S. administration's recent tough-talk against Russia simply a craven attempt to recoup prestige lost by the unfathomably inept withdrawal from Afghanistan? Are the Americans flexing their flabby non-binary muscles in an attempt to appear a "butch," while cynically betting that war will not materialize? And, should war not result, will this current gang of cretins then claim that Ole Scranton Joe forced those dirty Trump-loving Russians to pack up their balaclavas and retreat? The spanner in all of this seems to be the quite serious Russian desire to keep Ukraine from becoming a part of NATO. Moreover, there are many Russian Ukrainians who prefer greater co-operation with the motherland than with NATO and the EU. In 1990, Gorbachev and Shevardnadze were guaranteed by GHW Bush, James Baker, and by the German foreign minister, Hans-Dietrich Genshcer, that there would be no expansion of NATO territory to the east - i.e., to the borders of Russia. Fast-forward to 2014 and the U.S.'s - let's call it "encouragement" - of the coup that removed the pro-Russian, yet duly-elected, President Yanukovych from office. I don't see the Russians as villainous in this current matter as others might.
On February 11, 2022 at 5:15 pm, Chuck in the Land of Lincoln wrote:
Sure makes the Vimy Ridge sacrifice seem worthwhile. Come a long way baby
On February 11, 2022 at 5:17 pm, Michael Trueblood wrote:
Now that everyone's a racist, and everyone's a Nazi, and Trump supporters are cultists, and parents of elementary school children are terrorists, and people who don't get vaccinated and are slow to don masks are murderers, and Canadian truckers are fascists... what titles are left?
Anyway, what would you say is your working definition of fascism? I think people call other people names without the slightest understanding of what they're saying. Well, other than, "I know this is a bad word, so I'm going to use it." I'm willing to refer to BLM and ANTIFA as the Brownshirts of the Democrat party. With Mussolini long gone and Mercury dimes long out of circulation (fasces on the reverse), what's a good example of actual fascism? A school crossing guard dragging a parent out of a school board meeting for not wearing a mask?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:18 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Politicians from both sides seem to think their job is to come on cable shows and huff-and-puff to sympathetic hosts. Or, they spout off to any empty room in the senate or congress. I'm reminded of your line of the "citadel of crap". They ought to try and actually meet as whole and debate their points. It might shed some light on the issues of the day and at minimum reveal the empty suits in the room for all to see.
On February 11, 2022 at 5:20 pm, Adam wrote:
Justin Trudeau has spent his entire political career championing modish political positions and demonizing opponents in crude childish ways and he does this with full support of the managerial class. The managerial class is defined by this very same sense of intellectual and moral superiority that Justin Trudeau has weaponized to full effect. What has enabled this sense of entitlement to metastasize in the society?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:22 pm, Allen Randall wrote:
Mark, Did you hear that Kafkaesque Q&A an AP reporter had with the State Dept spokesman?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Don't you think we have moved beyond wanker coppers into jack booted thug territory?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm, Peter wrote:
Thank you for being a light in the mist. With Rush gone, your voice is even more essential.
Query: Given that Americans on the left and right are irreconcilably divided, where do we go from here?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:29 pm, Robert Morell wrote:
What amendments to the Constitution would you recommend, or do you think it is beyond repair, given that even a perfect Constitution is premised on a moral society? Personally, I would repeal the 17th amendment, and give the election of Senators back to the State legislatures. It would serve to elevate the importance of the State legislatures (a very good thing) while diminishing the national beauty contest aspect of the current elections. After that I would support amendments that limit the power of the Courts; specifically to provide for the removal of circuit judges by State legislatures. What say you?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:31 pm, Dale Owens wrote:
As I write I am sitting in a rather glamorous (and slightly sleazy) cocktail bar in the city centre of Milan. Yet, despite everything, I would rather, deep down, be having a quiet drink at my local the Cefyll Gwin (the White Horse) in Notth Wales.
Which brings me to my question. Do you think that ultimately a sense of locality and rootedness will defeat deracinated globalism ? Or are we all doomed?
Dale Owens, a Welshman in decadent Milan
On February 11, 2022 at 5:34 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Calls for war in Ukraine are reaching fever pitch. Any suggestions?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:35 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
Is there any chance at all of you getting a change of venue for your upcoming ice hockey trial? I know that you are not thrilled about the trial being in DC. In my experience, many people of a certain political persuasion pretend to "know" much more about climate pseudo-science than they actually do, which could be very prejudicial to your case. They are the ultimate bitter clingers. Unfortunately, the DC jury pool is just about 100% made up of such people.
On February 11, 2022 at 5:37 pm, Veronica L wrote:
During Emmanuel Macron's recent visit to Russia he refused to get a Covid test and then sat at one end of a gigantic marble table with Putin at the other end. Reuters tells me that the French feared that the Russians were trying to steal Macron's DNA. Sounds like a fantastic conspiracy theory, do they have plans to clone Emmanuel or are there more to these PCR tests than we have been told?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:41 pm, Damien Carbury wrote:
The other day on GB News you were being particularly forthright about Chairman Xi and his blood soaked regime. Sorry if it's been asked before but do you agree that you must be under some degree of Chinese surveillance? I think most people underestimate the extent of the CCP's tentacles. With apologies to octopi.
On February 11, 2022 at 5:43 pm, Christopher Gelber wrote:
Mark, we all know the world is going to hell. But I have Pollyanna'ish moments, when I think: "t'was ever thus", and the key point now is that they try, but can't hide the truth from us any more. We are experiencing the growing pains, not of a Schwabian NWO, but of a world fundamentally and forever now more transparent than anyone currently in power has any idea how to deal with. Weak politicians will always be distracted by the loudest cries of "Squirrel!" at any given time, and we are learning how to manage the constant white noise of Twitter et al. It hurts, but it was always going to. Do you see any merit in this thought?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:47 pm, eaglepatriotminuteman1776 wrote:
Dear Mr. Steyn,
I am not unsympathetic to the views of people like Mark Zuckerburg, Bill Gates, et. al. that we need an elite to rule us. However, there is nothing elite about Mark and Bill, as those bourgeois barbarians hail from the same rabble they seek to govern.
What we need are men of property and of the blood who feel tied to the places they call home. Lords, dukes, junkers, etc. I think they would do a much better job than the sorry lot of radicals, bureaucrats, and new-money elites who have risen above their station. I'd take the Prussian aristocracy over the Silicon Valley elite any day.
Instead of putting pressure on the current politicians we have, as you advocate, what do you think about putting pressure on men with legitimate peerages in the Lords and the old noble families of Europe (like the Romanovs, Hapsburgs, etc) to start pushing back against the mob and their enablers, and start reclaiming the authority that is rightfully theirs?
The Queen should kick things off by vetoing the next garbage Act of Parliament that comes out of that den of whigs and pseudo-conservatives we call a legislature. Afterwards, why not clean out the House of Lords and give them back their veto power over the House of Commons?
-William in Kiev
On February 11, 2022 at 5:50 pm, Penns Woods wrote:
Does the us capital police have a traveling insurrection swat team I wonder? Biden just might consider sending a team led by , perhaps Michael Boyd, to rendezvous with a fellow brother, Justin and together put this revolt to an end. Might give Bryd man an opportunity to murder a white unarmed Canadian.
On February 11, 2022 at 5:54 pm, Elizabeth Janairo wrote:
You mentioned your favorite short story writer but I missed the. Name.
Can you repeat it?
On February 11, 2022 at 5:56 pm, Ellen Comeau wrote:
Chaleureuses salutations du royaume de François Legault!
If you are looking for a question to end the Q&A on a lighter note, I humbly submit mine:
A while back you shared the origin of the theme music for your show (Nine Lives). I would love to know the story behind the different themes for the various segments: Q&A, Last Call, Song of the week, etc. Can you tell us about them?
Thanks for all you do,
PS: I love the time zone recitations; they remind me that there's a big world out there.
PPS: Thank you for your segment on Barbara Moore's arrangement of "At the Sign of the Swinging Cymbal"; I had never heard this piece before, but I just love the energy and occasionally listen to it as a sort of mental palate-cleanser at the end of the day. It really cheers me up.
On February 11, 2022 at 5:58 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
If you need something happy to end the show with, why not sing us another show tune like you did the day the GBN News glitches got so out of hand you couldn't do the monologue? Perhaps something from Show Boat?
On February 11, 2022 at 6:01 pm, Johnny B wrote:
Hi Mark, I look forward to your evening appearances on GB News. Hard hitting and informative in your own inimitable style. Since you rarely say anything I disagree with, I'll confine my remarks to what Churchill referred to as 'the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone'. (Speech in the House of Commons 100 years ago next Wednesday)
You recently mentioned the lack of worthwhile leadership in the Metropolitan Police. Can I put in an honourable mention of Sir Jimmy Starritt, KCVO from South Derry, who rose from constable in 1935 to become Deputy Commissioner in 1972, with a break to serve in the Royal Marines in the Far East during WW2 where he rose from Private to Captain. As they say 'They don't make them like that any more'.
On a more up to date note: In the push to reach Net Zero Carbon emissions it has been decided that Northern Ireland's agriculture industry must reduce its livestock by 86%. This has been projected to render 13,000 of NI's 25,000 farms economically unviable.
I assume that as the UK has reduced its ability to produce an adequate supply of energy, we will similarly become dependent on the goodwill of foreign suppliers to feed us. We've seen how vital health and medical supplies have been denied to Northern Ireland in furtherance of M. Hollande's (among others) 2016 declaration that the 'the UK had to suffer the repercussions of its decision to leave the EU'. Amazingly, the majority of politicians at Stormont voted for this proposal. What is behind this lemming like insanity?
On February 11, 2022 at 6:06 pm, Allen Randall wrote:
We loved your Serenade Radio Song of the Week, "Begin the Beguine." Two questions: What year did you interview Artie Shaw about the song? And, have you ever met or interviewed Adelaide Hall?
Thank you for keeping us sane with your music shows.
Allen and Dina Randall
On February 11, 2022 at 6:10 pm, Keith in Knoxvegas wrote:
What are your thoughts about crypto-currency (bitcoin and the like) and Apple Pay? I have my own and I'd like to compare them to yours.
On February 11, 2022 at 6:14 pm, Anne Pinkava wrote:
Hey Mark, what do you think of Wes Anderson movies? I'm thinking specifically of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Grand Budapest Hotel. I thought their underlying themes of decaying greatness might appeal to you. Thanks!
On February 11, 2022 at 6:17 pm, George Pereira wrote:
Up until yesterday's Mark Steyn Show all the pictures and video of Dame Cressida Dick I had seen showed her to be a charter member of the Anti-Sex League at best or one of Macbeth's Three Witches.
Yet yesterday her hair was done and someone had applied professional makeup (surely akin to Heracles cleaning the Aegean Stables) and had obviously coached her in what and how to speak.
Is she now playing for sympathy on her way out? Will it work?
See you at 5!