On April 1, 2022 at 5:53 pm, Jamie Marsh wrote:
Please don't worry about the technical difficulties. I'm sure it must drive you crazy, but I think I speak for most of your loyal listeners, these things happen. And most of us have deal with them on a regular basis at work.
On April 1, 2022 at 5:53 pm, Michael Trueblood wrote:
This is good. Now I don't have to feel bad about tuning in 15 minutes late.
On April 2, 2022 at 4:57 pm, Frank Hughes wrote:
I was in Vermont recently on Town Meeting Day and all the local news outlets did stories on how the number of towns participating has continued to drop sharply over the last decade. You've spoken of your fondness for this form of democracy in New Hampshire. What are your thoughts about this trend?
On April 2, 2022 at 4:57 pm, Johnny B wrote:
Hi Mark, Dickie Arbiter is very relaxed about the impending loss of the Commonwealth. At least he seems to be in agreement with one of the Heirs to the throne. I wouldn't like him in charge of the family farm. By the way, Isn't the phrase, Greatest Nation in the history of the world as frequently applied to the United States, past its sell by date? Which nation deserved that title - surely GB from Wilberforce up until 100 years ago? George Washington had his own thoughts - 'If defeated everywhere else, I would make my last stand for liberty among the Scotch Irish of my native Virginia'. Best wishes, John
On April 2, 2022 at 4:58 pm, G. Whitesmith wrote:
Mark do you think there is a woke versus traditional battlefield at Windsor Castle? It seemed like Prince William and his lovely Kate were the anti-Charles/anti-Harry but this latest trip makes me worried. Do you think the noble essence of the British monarchy will die along with Queen Elizabeth, long may she reign.
On April 2, 2022 at 4:59 pm, John Barrett wrote:
Here's a little "change of pace" question: You've talked about your car being disabled at the Ukrainian border.
What on earth did you do - hitchhike on the M24 to Berehove? I think Club members might like to hear more of your "on the road" adventures: travel, logistics, language, accommodations, and so on. Most of us wouldn't dare attempt something like this - how did you do it?
On April 2, 2022 at 4:59 pm, Jeffrey True wrote:
We've been told that there's a distinction between Putin's actions and the Russian people - that our fight is with Putin and not the people of Russia. Do you believe that and at what point does that distinction go away - by their silence and inaction don't the people end up supporting all of Putin's bad actions? And will they ever be held accountable?
Do you believe we should use frozen Russian assets for reparations to Ukraine?
Lastly, why hasn't the Pope been more outspoken against the invasion? What does neutrality get anyone? He apologizes for alleged activities at Canadian orphanages but nothing about genocide in Ukraine.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:01 pm, Glen Flint wrote:
Thanks for getting us all through these crazy times!
One simple request, I'd like to hear the Durham Report theme one more time!
On April 2, 2022 at 5:01 pm, David Maxwell wrote:
I second that request. I love the John Durham theme song, it gets better the longer the farce that is the Durham Report goes on.
I could also go for another play of Kung Flu Fighting.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:02 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Mark, do you think the West - with its woke preoccupations - is history? And from a geopolitical perspective, is Pax Americana now over?
As you've noted on GBNews, China's insidious debt-based imperialism - with CCP ownership of key sovereign assets throughout the Commonwealth etc - has succeeded largely under the radar. The PRC is also asserting influence through its diaspora populations in the West. (Beijing does not recognise dual nationality even if dual citizens do, as highlighted by the case of a detained Hong Kong Australian who is facing prosecution for "subversion".)
I was in the Solomon Islands five years ago - and visited the Guadalcanal American War Memorial before leaving - and it is somewhat surreal to me that Honiara has signed a "security pact" with Beijing.
Should the West have been more geopolitically proactive in recent decades, or was retreat by self-described "White Supremacists" always inevitable?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:05 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Will the Dems ever run out of sub-segments of our population to claim as oppressed and then elevate to privileged status? If yes, what would they do with all that time on their hands?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:05 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey Mark and fellow Club members! Why is it so difficult for us in the west to self correct our countries? It seems every year our elites are more and more open that elections and public opinion are mere suggestions while the real decisions are made by an everly more distant governing class. It'd be one thing if the governing class were actually good stewards of our nations but we seem doomed to repeat a cycle of one crises after another?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:06 pm, AlyM wrote:
Hi Mark, you asked your guest on GB News, who is a trans person, why the sudden need by some men to identify as a woman. Do you think perhaps that many of these men don't actually suffer from "gender dysphoria" at all, and are instead canny sociopaths who see an opportunity to game the system and exploit much of Western society's fantasies about biological sex and gender for their own benefit? I'm thinking Lia Thomas, violent criminals, government/political figures, etc.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:07 pm, Greg wrote:
In honor of the Grammys this weekend, I can't think of anyone better to ask their opinion about music copyright laws. While we agree with the good intentions to compensate artists, is this another case where the negatives outweigh the positives for society? Are copyright laws responsible for a general disappearance of music in our daily lives because many find it's no longer worth the expense and hassle to include musical accompaniment? And with copyrights extending 70 years beyond the life of the artists, are they generally more beneficial to corporate bureaucracies rather than the artists? Even the Beatles started as a cover band, would they be silenced today?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:08 pm, George Pereira wrote:
Everyone the left hates is Hitler. Putin is Hitler. Trump is Hitler. Mark Steyn is Hitler. Clarence Thomas is Hitler.
Virginia Thomas is Eva Braun. I'm Hitler!
When Hitler was alive what was he referred to? Was he the new Kaiser? The new Napoleon? Before Hitler was shorthand for the guy you had to hate what was used?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:08 pm, George Pereira wrote:
No I mean this as a serious question.
Before the outbreak of WW II the fascist dictators of Italy and Germany were viewed by many western leaders as men of action who got things done.
FDR and Joe Kennedy admired Mussolini and Hitler as men who got stuff done.Ethiopia and the Jews were viewed as minor problems even though the horror was always in plain sight.
What I mean is now when ever the left has a person we are all supposed to revile and and hate they call him Hitler and that is supposed to end the discussion.
Was there some person prior to WW II who served this same purpose?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:10 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
I was remembering the good old days when bureaucracies were only wasteful, and people could spoof them like Monty Python did with the "Ministry of Silly Walks". Now they are sinister and spoofing or lampooning them might end up in jail time.
P.S. In your career have you ever had the opportunity to interview any of the Mothy Python cast? I wonder what they think of the times. I can't see anyone today getting away with the "Lumberjack Song".
On April 2, 2022 at 5:10 pm, Carolinan wrote:
I have a theory that Mr Biden looks so pale on camera because he has seen what a hostile cameraman can do with color saturation. As a man with experience in these matters of make-up, do you think this is plausible?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:11 pm, Paul Nachman wrote:
In your January 22 Q&A, you implied that you have regrets that Douglas Murray is an atheist. And I'm inclined to share your view that religion is critical for preserving a livable civilization.
1. Perhaps this would be too personal for you to indulge, but it would surely be interesting to hear about your religious journey and status.
2. I'm a physicist who's an atheist, but -- like Murray -- not the kind of atheist who's hostile to religion and eager to recruit others to atheism.
I've always assumed that the reason for religions is that people look around and wonder "Where did all this -- the earth, life, the universe -- come from?" And for many/most people, "God," or similar, apparently works as a satisfying answer. I can actually envy such people while being puzzled that it works. To me, such an answer just kicks the mystery of existence further down the road. At the same time, I have no great yearning over the matter: I'm confident I'll never know, and I'm OK with that.
So I'm requesting your critique. Perhaps I'm wrong about fundamental motive ('Where did it all come from?')? Or perhaps you aver that I'm thinking about it wrong ... and, when set straight, could somehow become a believer.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:12 pm, Phil Beckley wrote:
I think that Judaeo-Christian belief is essential to Western civilisation and needs to be rediscovered if we are to have any hope of rescuing it. One hopeful aspect is provided by recent scientific discoveries which point to intelligent design in the origin of the Universe and the creation of life. As this is a scientific theory it is not proof of the existence of God, but it has theistic implications. This is being suppressed by the woke elite who have an opposite belief system.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:13 pm, Jeffrey True wrote:
An Ohio Appeals Court unanimously affirmed the verdict in the Gibson Bakery vs Oberlin College case giving the Gibsons $25 million + $6 million in attorney fees plus millions in intertest. What effect will this have on Oberlin (where everyone involved has left the school) and more importantly higher education? Will they just pass it off as an outlier? And continue to argue that it was a free speech case wrongly decided?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:14 pm, Brian M wrote:
Hi Mark, I would love to hear your thoughts about the timing of the American media deciding now is the time to talk about Hunter's lap top computer and the fact that the China Virus came from the Wuhan Lab in China. Why is it safe now? What's going on behind the scenes? Jen Psaki is jumping ship. I wish Rush were also around to make sense of it all.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:15 pm, David O\'Neil (Australia) wrote:
Hello Mark. What do you think of all the ceremonies recognising indigenous 'traditional owners'? It seems to me that these rituals, usually known as 'Welcome to Country' ceremonies here in Australia, are exactly the opposite. Continually telling 98% of Australian children that they do not really belong in this country is no way to foster national pride, harmony, or security. In fact its exactly how home-grown terrorists are created. I think this question is of added interest given that recent surveys have shown that a huge proportion of Americans and Australians would not fight for their homeland.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:15 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
Any comments on Kamala Harris's speech in Jamaica? I'm sure you're blown away by her usage of words.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:17 pm, Israel Pickholtz wrote:
Mark, do you think that sometime in the future all the Planned Parenthood and abortion supporters will have their lives cancelled as former slaveholders are today? Perhaps by painting them as people of the right, like they did with the Klan.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:17 pm, George Pazin wrote:
I realized long ago that most people are terrific at seeing there is a problem, but horrible at seeing the true problem and thus the true solution.
Examples abound in healthcare, economics, etc. But deep down, I believe the age old problem in the world is freedom versus control. The oldest problem in the world is, are people to be free to live and self govern, or are certain people/governments to control their lives?
I know where I stand (in my best William Wallace, FREEDOM!!!), I just wonder about the rest of the world.
What say you, Mark?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:18 pm, Veronica L wrote:
According to recent reporting, Zelensky says that some of his Western allies don't want peace but prefer a prolonged war in the Ukraine as the aim is to bleed Russia dry militarily and economically in the hopes of toppling Putin and securing energy supplies in the leadership vacuum that would likely follow. It's all about regime change in Moscow, it's just that Biden wasn't supposed to say so out loud. Your thoughts and loving the show on GB News :)
On April 2, 2022 at 5:18 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Why does Fox News work overtime to mis-report the news from Ukraine? They are ever so careful to use phrases like 'targeting civilians, 'random attacks' or 'shelling hospitals' without ever explaining the context of the battles such as Mariupol or Russia's stated war aims. Of course, they let Zelenskyy drone on trying to drag us into WW3. What does all the main stream media expect to get out of this situation?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:19 pm, Gregory Laughton wrote:
I'm a little surprised at the number of "conservatives" appearing to side with Russia and Putin over the invasion of Ukraine. Granted the Ukraine has its issues and problems but it's difficult to understand how anyone could support Putin's attempt to reconstitute the Russian empire of Peter the Great.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:20 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
How much wealthier could the 21st Century "elite" possibly aspire to be? From pointless wars to preventable pandemics, murderous nursing home policies, abortion and now a fuel crisis and pending food shortages, is the top 2% simply practicing human sacrifice to to their pagan deity to bathe in worthless inflated currencies?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:21 pm, Wayne Lanham wrote:
Is Bitcoin better positioned than gold for the collapse of the dollar? Or should we all just skip the formalities and go with seeds and ammunition?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:23 pm, Douglas wrote:
In your view, what should Trump have done as president to better reign in the federal agencies that were supposedly under his control? What would you advise him to do on this subject if he is re-elected in 2024?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:24 pm, Peter wrote:
Over the last several years, there has been a radically steep decline in the credibility of the Academy, Medicine, Journalism, and the Military. Given what would appear to be an across-the-board catastrophe for the Establishment, why now are they going all in on grooming young school children into the creepy world of CRT and gender queer ideology?
What is the game, what is their aim, what the hell is going on?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:25 pm, Tony Allwright wrote:
The other day you mentioned that London Mayor Saddiq Khan wants another name for that cosy suburb bearing the unfortunate moniker Hitler Hill. Oops sorry, I meant Tulse Hill, named after that erstwhile 17th Century Nazi Sir Henry Tulse, who had some connections with slavery. Or something.
You told us your one time girlfriend lived in Tulse Hill and how before visiting her you would sing down the phone that you were "24 Minutes from Tulse Hill", which made her giggle (and what else?).
Later you played for us out with Gene Pitney's original hit, "24 Hours from Tulsa".
It struck me how poor Gene, as he whinges to his fiancé (?) that he's not to blame for perfunctorily dumping her, is nothing but a helpless victim to the wiles of some broad he picked up in a motel. It is clearly all the broad's fault.
Tom Jones is another such victim, viz-á-viz his lover, Delilah. "I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more ... Why, why, why, Delilah". Whining Tom is likewise convinced it's all obviously Delilah's fault; nothing to do with him.
Is it not strange that two men who behave as self-pitying utter bastards to their women, in one case murdering her, are celebrated with record-breaking international hits?
Why do the music-listening public seem so infatuated with such cringy bad boys?
Btw, thanks for taking my battle-demographics question last week!
On April 2, 2022 at 5:27 pm, Tom Osterman wrote:
Where is Big Oil when we need it? You would think Republican Congressmen & Senators would be chanting "Drill, baby, drill!" for those donations from Big Fossil Fuel. Is the GOP that scared if Big Green New Deal?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:31 pm, Gary Alexander wrote:
No question, just a musical riff on hit song titles from a lady born 100 years ago tomorrow:
Knowing your fondness for a "Sentimental Journey" from 100 years ago, this weekend marks the Centennial of the birth or Doris Day, born April 3, 1922, as Mary Ann Kappelhoff, so "Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk" through her hits.
Whenever I hear President Biden speak, "It's Magic" that he stumbles through the text. Our dyslexic leader should just "Say His Pajamas and Put on His Prayers," but then a "Guy is a Guy" and "Everybody Loves a Lover," so let's just wait for the mid-term election results. Right now, November seems like "Till the End of Time," but mama said, "Whatever Will Be Will Be" so "Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think"
On April 2, 2022 at 5:32 pm, Michael Trueblood wrote:
The Jamaicans demanding that Great Britain apologize and pay reparations for slavery started me wondering. Has France ever apologized to Great Britain for the Norman Conquest?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:33 pm, Erick Redmon wrote:
Nice of the Brits to join us, belatedly, on Daylight Saving Time. Maybe we'll enjoy several months of your
show now with it being, at least temporarily, an immovable Feast. More of the always brilliant Inna from
On April 2, 2022 at 5:34 pm, Sal Tessio wrote:
An unfortunate turn of events as I'd hoped to ask about an RT report regarding a certain Ukrainian Colonel which went as follows. "Colonel Andrey Kislovsky was suspected of heading to a hotel to meet with Russian spies, but the truth turned out to be much stranger. Instead of meeting spies, Kislovsky had actually gone to the hotel to have sex with a transgender woman named Jasmine." Uh...ok. I tend to think of war news as a place to get a respite from all the gender erasing madness but after this story as well as an earlier story where it was said that Ukrainian border guards turned away male to female transgenders attempting to leave the country, I've given up hope. It's all trans all the time almost everywhere it seems.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:35 pm, AlyM wrote:
Egads! Even somewhere like Ukraine, which we think of as being more culturally conservative, having not succumbed to the West's insane obsessions, trans people still find their way into the big stories.
However, being the skeptic that I am, I wonder how accurate or legit these reports are. Maybe both Ukrainian and Russian propagandists figure this is the topic on everyone's mind these days, effectively pushing war in Europe off the front pages, so if you want an attention-grabber, trans is the way to go.
Actually, I asked Mark a trans-related question about why so many men suddenly want to be women and what it really means, but I can't remember the exact wording so I guess it wasn't meant to be.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:36 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Is Babylon Bee still banned from Twitter? I have a conservative friend James Pawson on Youtube (not the preacher guy but the black guy up north in Canada) who keeps being shut down for innocuous themes such as his latest about sublime music. And he depends on his offerings to make a little money on the side.
Yeah, I loved the Lumberjack Song!
On April 2, 2022 at 5:39 pm, Peter Jones wrote:
Mark, I heard a news story about this, last Thursday:
"World Government Summit 2022: Time for Waiting is OVER, We want New World Order NOW!"
If I understand correctly, this group has been meeting since 2013. Why does it always have to be "world" order?! Can't we give them, say, California?! We could have a 'New California Order'!
I don't know whether I should laugh at the fact they've been at it for this long or be very afraid because they're still at it!
On April 2, 2022 at 5:40 pm, Dafna Breines wrote:
It seems pretty much beyond a reasonable doubt at this point that the 2020 election was stolen, rigged, or, if one pleases, "fortified." There is so much forensic evidence, and D'Souza's 2000 Mules seems to be pretty much inrefutable, at least from the trailer.
So my question is - so what? Is there any constitutional provision for reinstating a president who won but didn't but did? And even if Trump were reinstated, is American not so far over the cliff that the damage is irreversible, at least in terms of human action? (By that I mean, G-d is omnipotent and can do anything, we're not.)
Thank you for all you do!
On April 2, 2022 at 5:41 pm, Paul Harmon wrote:
After the US Congress flips back to the Republicans and Rob Desantis is elected President, the entire West Coast of the USA + Hawaii may petition to join China.
But I think they will be to busy absorbing Siberia, perhaps, to answer the call.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:42 pm, Laurence Jarvik wrote:
Mark, you need to look at the GOP to explain illegal immigration—instead of impeachment for abuse of power and violating the law, Constitution and Oath of Office, Republicans protect Biden's corrupt criminal conspiracy to sabotage immigration law...that's how he can get away with it...only because GOP lets him, IMHO. You could interview Ann Coulter about this topic if you're interested...
On April 2, 2022 at 5:43 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
We allowed them to destroy our past by denouncing it as an era of white supremacy, controlling the present through MSM and big tech censorship, and planting the seeds of the future through our children by indoctrinating them in gender and race theory. The GOP cared more about business tax cuts and GDP numbers than anything else. Is this all the left's fault or are we partially to blame for allowing the Dems to become the party of diversity and inclusion? Your thoughts Mark.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:45 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
From a 'News' opinion piece this weekend: "A nightmare in paradise: The Solomons-China security deal is a disaster for Australia and the US" - Cameron Stewart...
• Joe Biden's top adviser on Asia, Kurt Campbell, warned recently that an unwelcome "strategic surprise" in the Pacific had become his greatest fear.
• "If you look and if you ask me, where are the places where we are most likely to see certain kinds of strategic surprise – basing on certain kinds of agreements or arrangements, it may well be in the Pacific," Campbell said in January.
• Campbell's worst fear – and Australia's – has now been realised with the bombshell plan agreed on Thursday by Solomon Islands to enter into a security agreement with China.
• The deal, which could eventually see Chinese troops and ships based in the island nation less than 2000km northeast of Australia, poses a giant strategic and diplomatic dilemma for Canberra. It lays bare the limits of the diplomatic clout wielded by Australia, New Zealand and the US in the South Pacific in the face of a China that is determined to gain a strategic foothold in the region.
• "What the agreement does is shed the veneer that Chinese interest in the Pacific is purely economic," says Sora [from the Lowy Institute].
• "It reveals their strategic intent and their aspirations to project force and as such it has the potential to really occupy Australia's strategic attention."
• Such a base would give Beijing unprecedented ability to eavesdrop along Australia's eastern coast, monitor naval and air force movements and – in a time of conflict – disrupt communications and supply lines. As Peter Jennings, head of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, put it: "We could in 15 years see People's Liberation Army maritime surveillance aircraft using Honiara to keep a permanent surveillance cap over our east coast ... a Chinese military base in Honiara crosses a line that Canberra cannot permit."
• But the events in Honiara this week have underlined a grim truth about Australia and its so-called Pacific Family.
• You can be neighbours with a shared history. You can be the largest donor of aid and assistance. You can even provide police, troops and naval vessels. But none of this guarantees that Australia will outflank Beijing to win the hearts and minds of Pacific Island nations.
On April 2, 2022 at 5:46 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
I was listening to a supposedly more conservative radio station in Ottawa and they began their news broadcast by saying they were broadcasting from their station on traditional Algonquin land. Honestly.
As for the Pope's apology the reaction from the aboriginals in Canada has been is that this is but the first step - in other words they want money down the line!
On April 2, 2022 at 5:48 pm, Citizen Thom wrote:
Fantastic! Ha ha!
It's unfortunate that such laughs will no doubt become illegal at some point. Either that, or widespread anarchy. None of it is appealing from my mid forties.
Maybe the modern day circus we bear witness to can be defeated simply by a laugh? Like Something Wicked This Way Comes?
On April 2, 2022 at 5:58 pm, Melissa at The Mark Steyn Club wrote:
Apologies for the audio difficulties.
On April 2, 2022 at 6:01 pm, Lee Phelps wrote:
Thanks for the update, at least I know it's not my poor phone creating the trouble
On April 2, 2022 at 6:08 pm, Melissa at The Mark Steyn Club wrote:
The audio is back. Thank you for your patience!