On April 15, 2022 at 4:59 pm, AlyM wrote:
Hello Mark, although Trump deserves a second chance to run for president as he had been cheated out of his rightful place in the White House by both the Democrats and the GOP Elites, wouldn't it be better all around to have a new candidate such as Ron De Santis, who has experience governing, and has made a name for himself as a brave and staunch conservative these past two years?
If so, do you foresee warring factions within the Republican Party between passionate Trump supporters, and those who see Trump as perhaps too old to run again, and also blame his political inexperience and naïveté as a catalyst for the Leftist takeover of America? Happy Easter to you and your family!
On April 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm, Robert Fox wrote:
In anticipation of the GOP retaking control of Congress in the upcoming mid-terms, various sitting Republican Congressmen are already being quoted in media interviews as declaring that once they are in "power", they will still need to bend and compromise in order to get things done. The Democrats never compromise on anything, and they have gotten more done to reshape the cultural and political institutions of the United States in the past generation than has been done in the 200 years prior. The Dems are mean, dirty and nasty which is how they get things done. The GOP, even when they are in the majority, act like the timid, milquetoast dweeb in the school yard willing to toss aside values and standards just so he can awkwardly fit in with the obnoxious cool kids. Why do Republicans recoil from the idea of shoving a right-wing agenda down the left's gullet when that is what their supporters want?
On April 15, 2022 at 5:01 pm, Penns Woods wrote:
Mark... if you've gotten a compliant concerning your activities on GBnews I'd respond with documentation of all the terrific comments you have received. Bury them in paperwork.
Second what do you know about the 'fake' DHS special agents? Very odd.
On April 15, 2022 at 5:04 pm, Chris from Michigan wrote:
I wanted to briefly comment on what I think the whole world seems to be missing in the Elon Musk vs Twitter story. It's clear that Musk isn't in it for the money, and although he speaks nicely about free speech, I don't think that the media really appreciates his real motivations. He really does want us to become a space faring society. He really does want to go to Mars. This is not a whimsical ambition and the speed and ferocity with which he is approaching the problem is reminiscent of the George Pal sci-fi classic "When Worlds Collide". Right now, he is in a huge struggle with the Feds to be allowed to launch from his spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas. The weight of the bureaucratic state is pitted against him. As plan B, he is frantically building another launch complex in Florida. I suspect that Musk figures that, like any good weapon, Twitter can be wielded against the group that currently uses it to crush its opponents. Maybe Musk hopes for a truce that might free up SpaceX, or in the extreme, take over Twitter and hobble the Swamp enough to get a more favorable regulatory environment. He does not have any time to lose, as he's not getting any younger.
On April 15, 2022 at 5:06 pm, Peter, pronouns: free/bird wrote:
What do you think that the hysterical opposition to Elon Musk's move to purchase Twitter, and more specifically where that opposition is coming from, says about the globalist world order and their vulnerabilities? Are they exposing an Achilles heel?
On April 15, 2022 at 5:08 pm, Joseph Dornisch wrote:
Hello Mark, So you always talk about how the USA is the brokest nation in the history of brokeness. I pretty much just believed you and stole your line, but recently I looked up debt per capita, and I was suprised to see the USA is not number one - at least on Wikipedia. In fact Germany and the UK are both higher so it's not even the brokest 1st world country according to this metric. I doubt that even if you account for unfounded liabilities that the USA would be on this top by this metric as our demographics are no worse than many on the list. So, do you just mean in totality (biggest number) or something else?
On April 15, 2022 at 5:10 pm, Carolinan wrote:
I'm confused about our governmental structure. There is the Biden Apparition, which shuffles from podium to microphone attempting speech, then there's the Biden Administration, which appears to be a separate legal entity. Can you help?
On April 15, 2022 at 5:14 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
After it was announced that the federal mask mandate for air travel would be extended yet again, a conservative commentator stated that the American public would stand for this only so long. I have been hearing that for over two years now and am still waiting for the great revolt.
I fear that we have lost much of what has made us great. As long as there are shiny objects to keep us amused we will do nothing more than shake our heads and murmur tsk-tsk.
I'm not sure of what the breaking point might be. Bare supermarket shelves? Twenty dollar a gallon gasoline? No lights when we flick the switch? It seems as though it will take a lot more than we are currently experiencing before we take a serious stand.
This evening at sundown begins the Passover observance. I hope Jew and Gentile alike will contemplate the history of tyranny and enslavement. Let us heed this lesson before it is too late.
Zissen Pesach and Happy Easter.
On April 15, 2022 at 5:17 pm, Veronica L wrote:
Here is a slightly different, though not very jolly, question for you: back in 2007, at UC Berkeley, you said that the creation of Saudi Arabia was the "great foreign policy mistake of the 20th century". Do you still hold to that view or was the West's decision to enable the world's only economically viable form of Communism in China actually a far worse move in the long run? Thanks and Happy Easter :)
On April 15, 2022 at 5:22 pm, Cristina Parau wrote:
Why of all people are you relying on a French establishment journalist for your coverage of the elections? You probably speak French; why not interview some of the candidates like Zemmour or someone on his team? Moutet falsely portrays especially Zemmour's words and stance. I perused everything he put out since November and my first and last thought was how similar his ideas are to yours in America Alone and to Douglas Murray's in The Strange Death of Europe.
You probably know that Zemmour and Murray are friends, as seen in one of the Danube Institute's videocasts from a few months ago. Zemmour has linked his ideas to US intellectuals like Sam Huntington and Christopher Lasch, bringing their unique American critique of elites into the European political space. If you, Murray, Huntington and Lasch aren't "wingnuts", then why do you go along with treating Zemmour like one? He talks pure common sense, but unscrupulous journalists toxify it. Is this the hateful brush you would let your own values be tarred with?
Here's from The Telegraph: "Put together, all the so-called extremist candidates won around half the vote. Anne-Élisabeth Moutet, our wonderful Parisian writer, tells me right-wing Le Pen has been 'detoxified' by the even wackier candidacy of Éric Zemmour who, among other things, wanted to ban Muslim names."
This is a bald lie. I have it from the source that he merely wanted to reinstate a law from the 1980s or 1990s that required immigres to take a French first name. He gave the example of the footballer Platini, an ethnic Italian, who changed his first name from Michele to Michel; anyone could take whatever other names they please so long as their first name was French. How is this banning Muslim names?
Mark, I have always admired your courage. I can't understand why you're letting us down now. Are you going to sit by while democracy is demolished by a press hell-bent on burning down the very possibility of truth and the search for truth?
Thank you for your time and consideration,
On April 15, 2022 at 5:22 pm, Larry Durham wrote:
The gentleman from South Carolina votes yea! - for Trumpism without Trump.
On April 15, 2022 at 5:25 pm, Ken B wrote:
I love your writing and other commentary, Mark, bus sometimes still despair about the future.
Any thoughts or ideas as to what we can do to improve our prospects?
On April 15, 2022 at 5:29 pm, J B McL wrote:
I would like to know what are your main sources for the 100 Years Ago Show. Do you have your own library of books, or the library of Congress. What do you think will be the reliable sources to use for the 100 Years Ago Show in 2122, if we dare hope that it is still going at that time?
On April 15, 2022 at 5:32 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
A fun question to end on: Not counting the Queen, who is your favorite British royal family member? Mine is Lady Louise, Prince Edward's daughter. I like that she drives the carriages, and she seems dignified even at her young age. Who is yours? And why is he or she your favorite?
On April 15, 2022 at 5:35 pm, George Pereira wrote:
Many of your NATO (or OTAN in French) guests justify NATO as the guardians of Western Values and that without NATO and it's defense of those values we would descend into some sort of corrupt moral abyss.
As I recall Enoch Powell (River of Blood - April 20, 1968) in a discussion with Margaret Thatcher said he wouldn't fight for some nebulous British values but he would fight for God and Country, even if that country was communist.
There are some ideals that are worth fighting for; God, Country, Family.
Many of these NATO ministers have a checklist of phrases they toss out when they speak but when was the last time these phrases meant anything to them.
NATO might as well be the Holy Roman Empire.
On April 15, 2022 at 5:36 pm, Charles Sharpless wrote:
Firstly: apologies for the hiatus from club-membership...life was "overtaken by events", as they say.
Secondly, a question about the Russian invasion of Ukraine: How much of the American government's enthusiasm to support the Ukrainian government is a result of desiring to suppress various forms of skullduggery by America's elite's in Ukraine? (I'm intentionally distinguishing between the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people). From the various sons of the aristocracy on the boards of companies...to NATO advisors assisting the training of the more unsavory elements of their military...to biological facilities funded by the State Department. There just seems to be quite a bit of motivation to keep certain things "undiscovered".
Thirdly, something that might qualify as a "lighter note to end on": I recently saw the traveling Broadway production of "Hairspray", and I was curious if you'd ever seen it, and your thoughts (if any). Most of the music was unmemorable, but in a non-offensive "do-wop" kind of way...although I enjoyed "Timeless to Me" and "Good Morning Baltimore". While not especially struck by the story, I was impressed by the quality of the overall music and choreography. Although that may be a result of 4 years of being water-boarded by Disney-musicals performed by Middle Schoolers....due to the acquisition of a theatrically-talented step-daughter.
On April 15, 2022 at 5:41 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Biden's poll numbers have crashed. Apparently, 40% still approve of his performance. Some states are standing up and passing legislation that counter the edicts of the central government in DC. Might the last hope for survival of our Republic be the federalism sought by some founders, where a portion states choose to govern to the whims of the 40% who approve the likes of Biden while leaving the other states alone, and vice versa?
On April 15, 2022 at 5:45 pm, Robert wrote:
For some anti-WEF attacking play, you might like to note that in Polish "szwab" (pronounced the same way as "Schwab") is actually best rendered as "Kraut" in English, and even has a pair of derived verbs (oszwabiac/oszwabić) meaning "deceive".
On April 15, 2022 at 5:53 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey Mark, what are your thoughts on the laughably named "Disinformation and Erosion of Democracy" conference that included former President Obama. It seems to me that the left is working on establishing the precedent of preventing disinformation as a justification to curb free expression. Somehow, I fear that the wise all knowing nine justices who decide all important questions in the United States will eventually rule for that position one day.
On April 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm, Ken - Maryland wrote:
Mark- I could write many essays on how my experiences in DC confirm what you say. The entire government is made of Democrat operatives and a small number of Republicans going along to get along. The hill is worse. I worked for a moderate R MOC in his DISTRICT OFFICE. I could not believe the contempt the DC staff not only had for the constituents/rubes but also for the district staff (rubes also). Ironically, I was the most educated person on entire staff. In the private sector, I get to go to a DC fundraiser or two and that is real enlightening. I brought up in one event in early 2020 before COVID that Biden was on tape claiming credit for getting the Ukrainian prosecutor fired. Nobody in the room had heard of it including the MOC. They cared more about whether the Ex/IM bank was going to be renewed. For those who don't know, here is how I describe Ex/Im - a way for Boeing to sell a few more Jets to China so they can steal the technology and kill thousands of US jobs. I could go on and on with stories. These MOCs largely forget where they came from. You will also never more humorless people in DC. That is why Trump was so refreshing but misunderstood and not always intentionally- there are people who still think he was serious when he asked the Russians about Clinton's emails. Remembering the day, Trump needed to flip over tables in the DC Temple. Republicans never learn. So given what I have said here and what you have been saying, why would anyone in their right mind think taking back the Senate was so certain especially when the Ds will be stuffing ballot boxes in Philly, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, etc? Why would anyone predict 60 seats in the House when the Ds are gerrymandering like crazy and will be filling in absentee and mail in ballots left and right?
On April 15, 2022 at 5:59 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
You & I are both fans of what Hungary has been doing in their own country. Would you share your opinion on how Orban will react to the Russian invasion into Ukraine, as the V4 (Visegrad) countries appear somewhat divided. Now that Orban has his election behind him, he may have more flexibility. What do you think Orban should do. Love you on GB News.
On April 15, 2022 at 6:02 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
What do you think are the prospects for Sweden and Finland joining NATO? I thought they were poor even a week ago, but now I'm not so sure; Putin's rhetoric has grown increasingly unhinged, and a number of Europeans now are beginning to think he might not stop at the Polish border. It still seems a great risk -- but leaving them out is tantamount to leaving them undefended.
On April 15, 2022 at 6:06 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark, last week in response to a question about the grammys you made dismissive reference to concept albums with impenetrable lyrics. What's wrong with a concept album with impenetrable lyrics? Isn't there an art in that kind of pretentiousness? Surely as a Canadian, you're not about to dismiss Rush's (the band, not Limbaugh) entire catalog? Maybe end the show with Rush's subdivisions?
On April 15, 2022 at 6:07 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
When I saw Nigel's Talking Pints segment, I wondered if you lost a bet with him and were left with the study backdrop. If you ever were to have a drink with someone on the air, who would it be with?
On April 15, 2022 at 6:09 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Do you remember the days when the networks played Ben Hur and the Ten Commandments at Easter time and other religious movies around Christmastime? Funnily enough the Quebec French channels usually play Jesus of Nazareth this time of year. I am not religious but I find it ridiculous to only hear about the Easter Bunny and the Grinch who Stole Christmas.
On April 15, 2022 at 6:14 pm, Wayne Lanham wrote:
How is Randy Bachman doing? I noticed a few of his upcoming shows were cancelled, and I'm hoping things are going well for the man who wrote the anthem for the productivity level to which I aspire.
On April 15, 2022 at 6:17 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
The Spectator today had an article by Sam Ashworth-Hayes who basically took up your theme that when the left are in power, they get things done, whereas the right just keep the seat warm in between times. Why, though? Are they scared of polite opinion? Do they not believe in anything or have no principles? Was Thatcher just an anomaly?