On April 8, 2022 at 4:57 pm, Eileen Robertson wrote:
Mark, what can the American people do, or demand, in order to clean up shop at the FBI and the DOJ? The January 6 defendants are being acquitted and the kidnapping plot of Michigan Governor Whitmer was clearly planned and not foiled by the FBI. Who is watching the watchmen? America is not supposed to be a country where citizens should be terrified of law enforcement agencies or government but here we are.
On April 8, 2022 at 4:58 pm, Douglas wrote:
How could Trump possibly run a forward-looking, issue-driven campaign in 2024, given that many will attempt to focus on his personality and January 6?
On April 8, 2022 at 4:58 pm, Dale Owens wrote:
Has the GOP become the party of Trump or has it remained the party of John McCain? How do you see today's GOP?
On April 8, 2022 at 4:59 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
Conservative, Inc. is blaming Trump for the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. They insist that if he hadn't depressed turnout for the Georgia senate runoffs (with his insistence that the election had been stolen) that both Republicans would have won giving them the majority of 52-48 in the Senate. They propose that Biden would have then had to settle for a more moderate nominee. As three Republicans (you know who they are) voted to confirm Judge Jackson, that seems to put a big hole in their theory. Do you think it would have made a lick of difference if Georgia would have elected the two Republicans?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm, James wrote:
Mark, thoughts on Jean Charest's bid to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada? Today he said that Pierre Poilievre is unfit for office because he supported the Freedom Convoy.
On April 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm, Dan wrote:
What dirty tricks will be used to stop Marine Le Pen ?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm, Gary Alexander wrote:
Question for today's forum: IF you watched the Grammy awards (forget the Slap at the Oscars, PLEASE), what was your impression? As a DJ, I force myself to watch it each year, partly as an excuse to play winners from the first even in May 1959 when Ella and Basie dominated the awards, with Peter Gunn and Mack the Knife dominating the charts. But I digress. I found this year an improvement in that there weren't six songs with the "N" word being bleeped out (i.e., less Rap). There were only two bleep-worthy "songs" with the air quotes on "songs" since the typical melody-starved vocal range of the winning entry was three notes, top to bottom.
Besides Lady Gaga's touching tribute to Tony, and a fine vocal quartet honoring Sondheim, there was only other one big band feature, drowned out by a yeller. Jon Batiste is talented and humble, but spread thing, as his winning cuts were his weakest (trendy pop) work, in my view. Any thoughts, maestro?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:03 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark, it's been about thirty years from the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the possible end of the US dollar as the world's US currency. How is it that we (America) have squandered so much in such a relatively short period of time? You seem to be one of the few in public life talking about this. I have been trying to look up news on this through our search engines but the media seems to be actively ignoring what could likely be the next big crisis. Why are the media so reluctant to discuss this?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:06 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Congressman Fred Upton will retire after 35 years, just another exhibit in the case for term limits. Years before becoming a never-Trumper, he championed legislation banning standard incandescent light bulbs in favor the boondoggle of compact fluorescent bulbs. You've commented often regarding the power and overreach of today's governments. King George did not have the wherewithal to dictate what kind of wax to use in a citizen's candle. Our republic is not sound when governed by those who stay for three decades and believe they are empowered to control how we light our homes. Your thoughts?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:08 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
You & I are both fans of what Hungary has been doing within their own country. Can you share an opinion on how Orban will react to the Russia invasion into Ukarine, as the V4 countries may be divided. Now that he won big, he may have more flexibility. Love you on GB news.
On April 8, 2022 at 5:10 pm, Ray Winchester wrote:
Hi Mark, do you think Canada is salable? Heard Rebel news never got a licence.
On April 8, 2022 at 5:15 pm, AlyM wrote:
Hi Mark, do you see a correlation between the insistence from the Left to sexualize children in a classroom setting, and other laws and policies such as potential mandatory Covid vaccinations for infants/young children, and bills currently pending in various states' legislatures which would legalize infanticide? If so, what is the common thread?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:19 pm, Todd Lewis wrote:
I read these reports from China, Shanghai being the latest, of incredibly Draconian lockdowns over infinitesimal numbers of Covid cases. There is something very peculiar about this. Can you explain what is going on with these severe lockdowns or is it all propaganda.
On April 8, 2022 at 5:23 pm, Niall wrote:
Tucker Carlson had an impressive monologue the other day in which he suggested that Joe Biden will be the last neo-liberal President of America, and that the cult has reached its peak and is in decline. Do you agree? Do you think that the woke wing of the Democrat party has pushed too hard and caused too much destruction with too many pet causes? I am not feeling optimistic, but I do think that most Americans do not like what is happening to our country.
On April 8, 2022 at 5:25 pm, Jack Morris wrote:
Mark I was wondering if among all the terrible losses suffered during the lockdowns and Covid insanity of the past two years if there were any new and good things that happened to you or perhaps more on a societal level. Did you learn a new language, re-connect with any old friends? Do you think anything positive has come out of this period at all other than more clarity about what terrible, evil forces we are up against here in America and throughout the world?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm, Robert Fox wrote:
When I used to watch Sean Hannity's show I nearly pinched the nose off my face from holding it so hard. I finally had enough of Hannity when I saw he had the woman-with-penis Caitlyn Jenner on his show and had a straight face the whole time. Now I see Fox News has hired the woman-with-penis Caitlyn Jenner as a contributor. Where are we to go from here? Have we determined positively that a woman can have a penis?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:34 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Mark, what do you think about the pronounced aversion gay Americans have to the description of teachers introducing very young children (K-3rd grade) as "groomers"? Your own coverage of "grooming" has almost all been of the UK, where mostly Pakistani men have been doing this in a big way to "English slags" for many years now. Andrew Sullivan has today a long article on why some of the books proposed by the Human Rights Campaign &c. are actually poisonous, and are (among other things) erasing gay men and lesbians. But last week he was practically frothing at the mouth at the suggestion that there were "groomers" in the US. What gives?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:36 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Your GB News show keeps going from strength to strength. Imagine my astonishment when you read my question earlier this week, about a land bridge to Crimea, which I should have prefaced with it being in response to your previous day's comments regarding an off ramp to end the war in Ukraine. Thanks for your amazing selection of guests, who all have interesting points of view! "It's possible to like people you disagree with", as you stated at the beginning of the show, how true!
On April 8, 2022 at 5:39 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, I'm feeling so terribly sad about the latest terrorist attacks in Israel, it hits too close to home. Beautiful people, beautiful Jews murdered in cold blood just because they are Jews. My heart is aching. You have always been so acutely tuned in to the dangers and toxicity of Jew-hatred, how did your interest and radar about antisemitism begin? Do you find yourself in wide company? I'd also be interested in your thoughts about Jews as the proverbial canaries in the coal mine, especially given how many antisemitic attacks are happening in New York lately.
On April 8, 2022 at 5:43 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
What do you think of the Liberals budget pledge to spend $8 billion over the next five years? A lot seems to be going to cyber security and money for culture and diversity.
On April 8, 2022 at 5:47 pm, Philip Paustian wrote:
1)Do you ever consider the rise of China and the decline of the West as payback for the Opium wars. Admittedly possibly payback with interest. Will the Chinese under Chairman Xi ever be woke enough to ask for reparations for the Opium wars?
2) I greatly enjoyed your introduction to the FIXED PERIOD. The bio labs in Ukraine we pay for without explanation can't be mentioned enough. They seem like a symptom of a government budget that is far in excess of what it needs. In the River War Churchill emphasized the challenge in raising the gold to pay for the Sudan reconquest.
3) Malthus has never been correct like the Club of Rome, yet Malthusian views are esteemed by so many current world leaders and WEF types it seems. Why do you think that this enthusiasm for Malthusian solutions is so pervasive?
On April 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm, Richard Malaby wrote:
Afternoon Mark - you know the drill: love the Club!
There is a part of me nervous about "pedophilia" becoming a buzzword on the right the way "racist" is a buzzword on the left: a cliché tossed around so often that it means nothing. That said, how can I, as the father of a young girl, not be horrified about what the left is doing: the denial of biological facts of life, the destruction of woman's sports and women's spaces, preaching transgender and sexual nonsense to kindergarteners in school, Drag Queen Story Hour, you name it. Isn't there a straight line between this sort of talk and "Love is Love"? We're going to get a new Supreme Court justice noted for being soft on pedophiles because existing law is "outdated," and we've got Dick Durban defending her because, hey, child porn isn't so bad because it's everywhere!
In Maine, the big news this past week was about former gubernatorial candidate Elliot Cutler, an independent, (similar to the independent Bernie Sanders), who came within 10,000 votes of becoming Governor, admitting he had child pornography on his computer. The current New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman, Ray Buckley, was accused by a former boyfriend of possessing child pornography. We will cancel people because they had unsavory views on current issues two centuries ago, but it seems the sexualization of children is not a bug of Big Dem candidates, it's a feature!
On April 8, 2022 at 5:59 pm, Peter S wrote:
How would YOU answer the question of "what is a woman?" Is a simple "XX chromosomes" sufficient or are there important social or cultural factors that determine whether one is a woman? A combination of biology and culture?
And, while you're at it, what is a man?
Is it good for a society to ask these questions?
Peter S from Michigan
On April 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
How come when Trump was in office, everyone feared nuclear war with "The Hermit Kingdom" who has less of an arsenal than Russia but when are more than willing to risk it when it involves Ukraine. Are they seriously believing that Russia would fight us the same way they're fighting the Ukrainians? I have more faith in Gomer Pyle leading the charge than our current general Baghdad Bob 2.0.
On April 8, 2022 at 6:05 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey Mark, what are your thoughts on the recent and ironically named "Disinformation and erosion of democracy" conference recently held by the media, which included Jonah Goldberg and Barack Obama. I haven't watched the whole thing, but some highlights seem to include Anne Applebaum dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop and Jonah Goldberg really National Reviewing himself by claiming the suppression of the laptop is no big deal. I will leave it to the imagination of our fellow Club members to what verb is appropriate when one "National Review's" him or herself.
On April 8, 2022 at 6:07 pm, Michael Anstis wrote:
What do you think of the Proud Boys?
On April 8, 2022 at 6:12 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
What's wrong with concept albums with impenetrable lyrics?
On April 8, 2022 at 6:13 pm, Peter S wrote:
The American preoccupation with "how history will judge us" I think is a primary contributing factor to the squandering of the American moment. My $0.02.