On February 3, 2023 at 2:57 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Do you suppose the Chinese officials misunderstood the English term "trial balloon" so they sent an actual balloon to see how we'd react to it?
Follow-up: Do friends send uninvited, unwanted, mysterious objects into their friends' airspace?
On February 3, 2023 at 2:57 pm, Jamie wrote:
Mark, what do you think it says about the US defense priorities that a Chinese surveillance balloon is met by "monitoring" and "observation" and not, oh, I don't know, shooting it down?
On February 3, 2023 at 2:58 pm, Mathilde wrote:
Greetings Mark, I am so delighted you are feeling better and your short video appearance was wonderfully reassuring. I am curious to know if you are restarting your show? I keep looking at the GB News schedule and I can't see it. Am I missing something? Have the nasty overlords of Ofcom made it impossible for you? What ever happened with those complaints?
On February 3, 2023 at 3:02 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
Mark, I know you rarely talk about your personal life, but if it's appropriate, tell us what kinds of changes you're making to adapt to your recent heart difficulties. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay free.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:04 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
So glad to have you out of the hospital. Serious question here that doesn't involve politics or music. Given your health issues, could you install the medical equipment you have been hooked up to in your GB News studio, then attach yourself to the electrodes before every show and have displays of the real-time vital sign "numbers" your doctors want to keep under control (EKG, pulse rate, etc.) in the upper right-hand corner of the GB News screen so the viewers can see them in real time? They did this with the astronauts. I think it would provide an "air of tension and suspense," like at the end of Goldfinger with..... The Ticking Clock! At the very least, it would be interesting to see which guests and issues really get your motor running. They don't have that on FOX NEWS and the BBC. And if the vital sign "numbers" shoot up to a disturbing level, we could call the ambulance for you, kind of like a therapy dog, but remotely and without the additional vacuuming and damage to the furniture. I think it would make, "Great Television." What are your thoughts on this? I'd be interested to see what other Steyn Club members think about it as well.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:05 pm, Veronica L wrote:
Wonderful news that you're back, sounding and looking so well! Have you been following the recent activities of your old pal Boris Johnson? He has been travelling all over the world, essentially lobbying on behalf of the Govt of Ukraine, the only one he still represents (unless he gets rid of Sunak soon). Why is he so keen to keep the Ukrainian laundry going, is he on a Bidenesque 10% for the Big Guy deal, or is this all part of his Churchill Impersonator Act? At least Churchill had Britain's interests in mind, Boris seems totally cavalier about that. Also, do you believe that Boris has never heard of Tucker Carlson? Thanks and take care!
On February 3, 2023 at 3:06 pm, Gregory Laughton wrote:
Boris Johnson has launched a new career promoting the Ukraine's interest in the war with Russia. Is this an attempt at image rehabilitation, or do you think his interest is sincere?
On February 3, 2023 at 3:08 pm, SIMON ARNOLD wrote:
How long do you think it will be before Rishi Sunak is removed from office?
On February 3, 2023 at 3:10 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
What is the music that is nursing you back to health? Have you stumbled upon any accidental optimism in this time of healing and recovery? Forgive this nonsequiter observation: The world seems to be in the balance between dominant masses of sloth and gluttony and an industrious competent minority and I believe everyone expects to be the latter. Hope you're feeling better. Get well soon.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:11 pm, Martha wrote:
Dear Mark, I notice there was little attention by the Canadian media to the one-year anniversary of the trucker convoy's arrival in Ottawa a few days ago. Do you think they realize they got it wrong, or is that a level of self-awareness of which they are not capable.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:12 pm, Roy Eappen wrote:
Mark I'm very glad you are feeling better. We need you in Canada bill c 11 passed
On February 3, 2023 at 3:14 pm, Gayle Yee wrote:
So happy to hear Mark on Clubland Q&A
On February 3, 2023 at 3:17 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
How's global warming doing wherever you are? Minus 26 here plus windchill and thermometer still dropping. What happened when you didn't turn up in Washington D.C. as Mann demanded?
On February 3, 2023 at 3:20 pm, Randy Kenton wrote:
Hi Mark, glad you are feeling better. Have you been confined to a 15 minute city during your recovery in France? They seem to be spreading everywhere, like a disgusting fungus. Are people really dumb enough to believe this is a positive development? Did we not learn anything from 15 days to spread the curve? Fifteen of anything they try to push on us again is scaring the daylights out of me.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:23 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
I was very glad to see your happy smiling face on your recent video. For my question, I hesitate to go too heavy on the civilizational collapse front, so I just wanted to touch on something a little on the lighter side. I laughed out loud over the past two nights listening to Tucker Carlson offering to liberate Canada from the clutches of your Prime Minister, and watching the pearl clutching from the NDP. As a former Canuck, I remember that making fun of the US and making snide comments about American politicians was almost a daily occurrence, but it seems that a segment of the Canadian populace are now totally devoid of a sense of humor. There is hope, however, as I've seen suggestions that Tucker should be invited to become PM. If that happy event were to occur, would you be available to become Governor General?
On February 3, 2023 at 3:25 pm, Joe Patterson wrote:
While your guest hosts did a wonderful job filling in it is great to hear your voice on Q&A again. I read this morning that Boris Johnson was asked if he wanted to move from 10 Downing St to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave he replied, "I don't rule it out." Would love to hear your thoughts on this.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:28 pm, Sam Bakharian wrote:
Hey Mark, what would Hunter Biden actually have to do in order to get in trouble? How much more criminal can you be? Drugs, abuse, graft, sexual harassment, corruption and more never mind the moral and sexual weirdness. Maybe if he said "men are men, women are women" he would get the treatment he deserves in the media.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:31 pm, Alison GA wrote:
Good afternoon, Mark. It was wonderful to see you in that short clip and I am looking forward to your return to your show. I was wondering if you had any insider palace gossip about King Charles' upcoming coronation. The rumours seem to indicate that it is going to be sort of woke which is bad enough, but I wonder if Meaghan and Harry will be allowed to attend. I personally think that would be extremely stupid and damaging. They are like a powder keg those two.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:34 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
If you had had your heart attack in the U.S. the first thing they would have done at the emergency room is to ask you about your insurance and have you answer questions about your medicial history, etc. Also, there would be an old Karen standing next to you at the admission desk complaining that you had cut in line. It would take over 15 minutes.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:38 pm, Matt from Upstate NY wrote:
In the last few weeks I've been watching The Equalizer with Edward Woodward from the mid 1980s. What an actor he was and what a voice. I have a LP of him reading Kipling that is fantastic. Did you ever meet him and what were your impressions?
Speaking of the Equalizer, the synthesized theme music sets the tone for the show. Are there any TV themes you find particularly memorable?
On February 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm, JP wrote:
Any thoughts on making the Mark Steyn Cruise a Chinese balloon cruise? Seems like a more efficient and stress-free mode of travel these days.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:45 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
Any plans to do any Song of the Week shows covering the Texas Swing genre? From Bob Wills to Asleep at the Wheel, or even Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks?
Great to have you back.
On February 3, 2023 at 3:47 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
So happy to hear that you are feeling and sounding better!! Your video comeback this week displayed all the wit and wisdom we Steyn Clubbers love. You have been missed greatly.
Did you see the report this week that U.S. Four-Star General Mike Minihan told his Air Force comrades that he expects the U.S. will be fighting China in military war in 2025? Thoughts? Personally, I wonder how we plan to fight a shooting war given that we are running out of ammunition because we are giving it to Ukranine at a swift pace!
Loved hearing "Delilah." Great tune and performance by Mr. Jones. Thanks!
On February 3, 2023 at 3:49 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
The ideas that the balloon is (a) for "meteorological" purposes only and (b) "just blew off course" take some hard swallowing. Where was it intended to be?
On February 3, 2023 at 3:50 pm, Laurence Jarvik wrote:
Great show, Mark...Glad to hear your voice again...stay healthy...as we say, "bis 120!"
On February 3, 2023 at 3:52 pm, richard borzychowski wrote:
Greetings Mark, welcome back. Now that Justin Trudeau's government has passed their Bill C11 for regulating ( censoring )social media in Canada, will you have to pay attention to include the proper Canadian content on your broadcasts? Maybe co-hosting with Mr Lawton will suffice lol. Take care .
On February 3, 2023 at 3:54 pm, Lynn Foster wrote:
The Canadian media accepted 600 million dollars from the liberals to over revenue lost to social media....the Canadian MSM are Trudeaus bitches...they will say and do as he commands...that if very obvious....we have Druthers, Epoch Times and Rebel News who tell the truth....
On February 3, 2023 at 3:56 pm, Josh wrote:
You've noted how fortunate you were in France and the not UK for your second heart attack. In your opinion, how do the Canadian and American systems fare by comparison?
On February 3, 2023 at 3:58 pm, The Notorious Mr. J wrote:
Do you sense that the Ukrainian War is about to get very bad very quickly? Russia is mobilizing many more soldiers to fire up a war of attrition that could turn the course of the war. It all depends on how much Putin's obsession with the Ukraine will be tolerated by the Russian High Command and public, maybe? Let's never forget that in 1979 tinier Vietnam whipped China's ass. Not a perfect analogy maybe, but instructive. But if Russia does prevail and tries to swallow all of the Ukraine it will then be stuck with the hopeless task of occupying a nation of 40+ million people, most of whom hate Moscow's guts. Putin is on course to casting a curse on his own country.
On February 3, 2023 at 4:00 pm, Jeff B. wrote:
Has the trans nonsense has hit its high water mark? The pushback seems more vociferous and widespread. I have explained to my children that it reminds of the widespread sex abuse and satanic ritual accusations at daycares in the 1980s. It was like a hysteria that was everywhere and suddenly disappeared. That's how the trans movement seems to me. Am being too optimistic?
On February 3, 2023 at 4:02 pm, Fred wrote:
I loved your video from earlier this week! Glad to see proof of life, and even more thrilled the Mark Steyn Show will be returning. When and where can we watch?
On February 3, 2023 at 4:04 pm, Lynn Foster wrote:
Tucker talked about Boris the Faker last night on his show...they invited Boris to appear last night...he accepted then about three hours before the show Boris' agent called to say he would not be able to appear...then he proceeded to LIE about not being afraid of Tucker...!!! Boris is truly a useless POS...just as you warned us...
Stay well ...I fear you are about to make an announcement that will not make us happy...but your health is most important and if GB cares so little for their society that they will stand by and watch it be destroyed by the 'woke' then sadly they dont deserve to have a great country...so sad...
On February 3, 2023 at 4:06 pm, Fran Lavery wrote:
Welcome back, Mark! Will you be announcing the Mark Steyn club's meeting place when we all wake up to find there is no more internet? Are you keeping all of the members' addresses in a SCIF so we can at least get some instructions as to where and when we reconvene?
On February 3, 2023 at 4:11 pm, Ross Spence wrote:
I thought about the Marty Robbins hit "Streets of Laredo" when our POTUS deigned to visit the streets of El Paso and wrote some new lyrics,
As I flew down to the town of El Paso
As I flew down to El Paso one Day
A Guv in a wheelchair rolled up on the tarmac
He blocked me from walking, and this did he say
"You ruin my Texas and will not meet with me
So I must come out her to get in your way."
I said "the boost from my I-V lasts only briefly
C'mon man move away 'cause I don't have all day."
He said he is gov'ner of the great State of Texas
And that I should listen to what people say.
I told him I'm POTUS, go talk to Czar Harris.
He thrust me a letter then I walked away.
Riding my limo to downtown El Paso
I asked what does the crippled governor say
The subject is the border my agent man tells me
"Ignore it" was my order, and still is today.
Then Biden wandered 'round on the streets of El Paso
Biden wandered 'round in El Paso that day
He spied no illegals on streets or on sidewalks
All of the city was cleared for his way.
Some NGO buses picked up all the migrants,
Picked up all the migrants and took them away.
They scatter those migrants all over my country
And who are those migrants, nobody can say.
"The border is secure," I said to my press corps
"None but white racists would say that it's not."
With "Thank you Joe" T-shirts we put them on airplanes
We fly them at midnight so none will be caught.
No reason to stay in the streets of El Paso
I recline in a seat of my big motorcade
My Air Force One flies me to Mexico City
Where El Presidente gives me a parade.