On April 28, 2023 at 3:00 pm, Matt from Upstate NY wrote:
This has been an incredibly discouraging week with Tucker disappearing from Fox. He was a reassuring part of my daily routine, I would listen to his show driving the next morning, or possibly cooking dinner the following evening. (I listened rather than watch his show generally) While I have faith he will be fine, land on his feet and will be in the arena again soon, it is probably a bit discouraging for him. Having gone through something somewhat similar, what do you think his next step is and what advice would you give him?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:02 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Moving upstream from the Tucker situation, do you think Rupert Murdoch threw the Dominion case? I know $800 million is a lot of money to you and me but Alan Dershowitz said that Fox's case was pretty good and the actual damages would be hard to prove. If Fox spent $800 million defending the case and in the process showed that there was wide spread fraud in the 2020 election and forced Dominion to explain some suspicious vote dumps, machines being connected to the internet and having software updates made during the vote counting it would wreak havoc on the Narrative that the J6'ers were insurrectionists. Is Rupert just an old man that would do anything to advance the New World Order rules based system, including dropping a ton of money that really means nothing to him?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:04 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Andrew Sullivan proposes today that Tucker Carlson run for President, right along with RFK, Jr. Sounds risky, but oddly entertaining. What think you?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:06 pm, Keith Farrell wrote:
The WEF are talking about accelerating their Agenda 2030, is that because the cat is slowly coming out of the bag? Are we seeing the screws being tightened with yourself, Andrew Bridgen, and Tucker Carlson? With an addition to the UK Online Harms Bill intended to prevent discussion against the government narrative on vaccines, are we looking at empowering Ofcom as the arbiter of free speech across the whole media?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:08 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
Sorry to hear you're struggling. Chronic ill health is a ball ache that no one should have to endure.
I suspect Tucker will follow in your footsteps and find his spiritual home at tuckercarlson.com based on the success of this week's tweet.
You'll get plenty of Tucker based questions (quite rightly as after you he is comfortably the best in the business) so my question is tangential.
Do you think there is a meaningful correlation between the levels of student debt and industrial action in the UK?
My daughter left a red brick university with a 2:1 in Politics 6 years ago and despite earning very good money, she is paying an almost vigorish rate of interest, (over £500 per month) with no reduction in the capital which is soul destroying. These loans were arguably mis-sold.
My wife is minded to write off the entire student debt loan portfolio in return for a "no strike" agreement across the public sector in the belief that no one would turn it down and the strikes would end.
Your thoughts please.
Keep well Mark.
On April 28, 2023 at 3:15 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
I hope you're feeling a bit better. My question concerns the recent strike in Canada by PSAC, the Public Service Alliance of Canada. By all of the few accounts I've seen, PSAC appears to be a mirror image of the trucker's convoy, with very similar tactics being employed. However, by "few accounts" I mean that there is very sparse coverage and I couldn't even find anything on the National Post. What little coverage there is completely lacks the pearl clutching we saw with the truckers. Where is the outrage, the calls for martial law and the seizing of bank accounts? Maybe Andrew could write a mirror image book of his own book on the trucker convoy, just like the Prisoner of Windsor!
On April 28, 2023 at 3:15 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Good Afternoon Mark,
I know your understanding of American Sports is limited, but this is a cultural question on the subject of the erasure of any image of the indigenous tribal peoples of the Western Hemisphere from American Culture. Am I mistaken that the word "indian" is etymologically related to the word "indigenous?" Anyway, I digress. I want to share an ironic anecdote of this battle in the American Culture Wars:
New York State has decreed that any Public High "Skrewl" with a Mascot that even vaguely references American Indians such as the name "Warriors" will lose state funding if the names and logos are not changed by the next School Year of 2023/2024. Oneida, NY is a city in Madison County built upon the Oneida Indian Reservation. For those who are unaware, the loyalty of the Oneida Tribe to the Americans in the War of Independence dissolved the great Iroquois Nation, an Empire fit to be mentioned among the greatest in World History. The Oneidas brought blankets and food to the soldiers at Valley Forge.
So, Oneida High School's mascot is the Indians. They will be forced to change their name under threat of losing State Funding. Isn't this phenomenon, the real genocide? Was the Norman Conquest of England a genocide? Isn't true genocide the erasure of a people's existence? The Mohawks were allies with Great Britain, namely the family of Sir William Johnson (the man who, along with Samuel de Champlain, is responsible for an English speaking America), so they moved from their valley to Canada.
Are the Communists moving to wipe out Duty-Free Indian Reservations all together? Is this why they are wiping away their memory, and the special place in the heart of all Americans for the First Americans and the heritage of our land?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:17 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
Stay healthy Mark, Any thoughts on if Chairman Xi is trying to form a deal between Zelinsky & Putin for a cease fire, thereby showing China as the new world power?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:21 pm, Perla wrote:
Good evening Mark,
I have a question about what psychological processes or aspects of the human condition you think might explain what we have seen in the last few years where a majority seem to have swallowed the official narrative from the powers that be, hook, line and sinker, and were more than willing - like they were participants in the Milgram and/or the Standford electric shock experiment - to turn on their fellow human beings who showed some independent thought and didn't follow the party line to the letter.
I continue to be astounded and deeply upset by people in general; politicians, scientists, medical professionals, friends and family who otherwise are able to be rational and high functioning but when it came to Covid and the other frameworks were are being sold wholesale, didn't seem to be able to think a single independent thought, and they were even less inclined to act as humans with agency, but were more akin to sheep being led to slaughter, having lost the instincts necessary for survival.
Do you think there is something inherent in us human, that a large majority have no aptitude for or interest in first principles or primary concerns? Are bread and circuses enough to fill their lives and is it better to not expect more of those people and therefor not having to be upset by their apparent inabilities? Or is there some psychological mechanism by which they can be shaken awake and become aware of some uncomfortable facts? And what does it require from all of us, at these mad bad times, to make the most of what is and life's inherent potential for change?
All the best from a new club member in Sweden
On April 28, 2023 at 3:22 pm, Alysia L wrote:
We have a grocery chain war going with an unexpected link. Publix's spot features Cab Calloway's fabulous "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House" as wary but adventurous eaters try new dishes. Harris Teeter runs a knockoff spot, often right after the Publix ad, using "Get Happy", a song way too close in style to the Calloway number to have much impact. "Everybody Eats" was written by Jeanne Burns, wife of Jerry Arlen. "Get Happy" was written by Jerry's brother Harold! In a world full of amazing music, was Harris Teeter's ad agency just lazy or did the client say "I want one of those"?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:23 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Warner Bros. Studios turned 100-years-old this month. My father is a huge James Cagney fan, so I grew up watching all of Cagney's gangster classics (The Public Enemy, White Heat, Roaring Twenties, Each Dawn I Die) and his song and dance films (Yankee Doodle, Footlight Parade). Those films remain my favorites of the classic Warner Bros. era, as well as The Adventures of Robin Hood (which I showed my young girls last year). What are your favorites from the studio?
Please take care of yourself. Thank you for all you do weekly.
On April 28, 2023 at 3:23 pm, Jay Barney wrote:
Mark, you seem to know everyone, at least everyone worth knowing, so what insights do you have regarding the resignation of Richard Sharp as Chairman of the BBC?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:28 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Among the many stupid things in Washington DC is our periodic hand-wringing over the debt limit. Politicians spar over budget cuts that will never happen to appear responsible while still piling up trillions in debt. Then, rewind and play again months later. Trump has been indicted over misrepresenting business records. Maybe so, but Congress and the Executive branch misrepresent the government's financials on a daily basis! How much longer until the checks start bouncing?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:29 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Mark, I have two questions.
Would you take a few minutes to talk about what is happening in Sudan and how it might affect the rest of Africa and the rest of the world?
On a sort of related subject, some reports speculate that the USA's not evacuating 16,0000 Americans in Sudan is what lead to the firing of unelected and unconfirmed Susan Rice from her duties at the White House. What exactly were her duties? If she wasn't elected or confirmed, why did Rice have a quasi-Cabinet-level role at the White House?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:30 pm, Hart Leonard wrote:
Mark... I watched your excellent segment earlier this week with Naomi Wolf who averred that the forced injections of unproven and dangerous COVID medicines constituted the "biggest mass murder in history." I'm not a statistician but I certainly understand her intent...maybe not the biggest resultant mass murder but at least a worthy "attempt" at the biggest mass murder in history. I have to wonder, at some distant point in the future - long after the last SteynClub member has died in the camps - will rational historians exist? And if so, will they view this time now in United States history in the same manner in which we view Nazi Germany, 1933-1945? Our sins seem somewhat comparable:
- culpability in, and likely design of, the COVID virus and its variants through
evil and unnecessary "gain-of-function" processes;
- Forced injections of medicines that kill;
- virulent, irrational promotion of sexual mutilation of children and of adults, along with insane efforts to erase all differences between men and women;
- murder of babies up to time of birth;
- completed success in the promotion of, and normalization of, monetary debt, both on personal and public levels. (Remember when excess and unpaid debt was considered immoral???)
Not that it will mean anything to us these days, but I wonder if, indeed, the U.S. will be remembered as having been a force for good in the world.
On April 28, 2023 at 3:31 pm, Geoff wrote:
Did you see Nigel Farage's tweet about Andrew Bridgen? "Expelling Andrew Bridgen from the Conservative party is way over the top. His Holocaust comment was ill-judged, that's all. Perhaps raising vaccine harms is just not acceptable."
It's just not acceptable? I can't tell if that last line was sarcastic or not. He was never strong on fighting the COVID regime, so perhaps this wobbling is to be expected. Is Nigel simply a one issue wonder and on everything else a conventional pol? You know him well, what do you think?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:32 pm, A Clockwork Cabbage wrote:
Continued best wishes for your ongoing recovery.
This message is a light break from politics, and is one about, well, esthetics I guess. Thinking about your musical creation Feline Groovy, it's fascinating how we Humans are enthralled by cats. Dogs, cats' main competition for our master affections, give more gushing affection than the cat, who seems more distant and even disdainful. Yet it's the feline that often wins the game. Heck, Ancient Egyptians were flat out cat worshipers, and in their art you seem to see a conflation between the feline charms and those of ravishing women. We do speak of the "feline beauty" .of some women. Think of Nastassja Kinsky in Cat People, or Noomi Rapace in the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. When have you ever heard of a "canine cutie"? There's a long running joke about the relationship between cats and humans- sometimes it is hard to tell who owns whom.
On April 28, 2023 at 3:34 pm, Israel Pickholtz wrote:
Mark, how long before the trans people begin a violent crusade to get the T to the front of the brand and how hard do you think the L, G and B people will resist?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:36 pm, Robert Bridges wrote:
Mark.... here is the latest revision of Minnesota law under consideration:
. . . The legislation amends Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 363A.03, subdivision 44, to read as follows:
Subd. 44. Sexual orientation. "Sexual orientation" means having or being perceived as having an emotional, physical, or sexual attachment to another person without regard to the sex of that person or having or being perceived as having an orientation for such attachment, or having or being perceived as having a self-image or identity not traditionally associated with one's biological maleness or femaleness. "
Struck from the legal definition is this following sentence....""Sexual orientation" does not include a physical or sexual attachment to children by an adult." That is now removed and a possible precursor to pedophilia becoming a protected minority in Minnesota.
I wonder what the "gay" community thinks now that a major argument against gay marriage was the future of pedophilia.?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:39 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark, and fellow Club members, the great shut up continues. One thing interesting thing that I keep hearing is that Tucker Carlson actually lead Democrats in viewership in something like the 25-54 demographic for his particular time slot. Indeed, Tucker did have guests like Glenn Greenwald, Jimmy Dore, and Matt Taibbi on his for friendly interviews. I wonder if Tucker's removal from cable news might actually be a bigger loss for the left than for the right, or if there is even a meaningful difference anymore. It seems to me once the corporations started sponsoring the trans movement and ESG standards that the leftist elites learned to love the carried interest deduction, foreign wars, and jailing black socialists in Florida for anti-war activity, an issue Tucker highlighted. Tucker pointed out how our elites collided to screw over their own bases. Is Tucker Carlson's removal really about keeping us divided over the same silly issues that don't matter? Also, your thoughts on AOC's recent quote that "deplatforming works?"
On April 28, 2023 at 3:40 pm, K.D. wrote:
You appeared on Tucker's show many times. Which appearance was the most fun and stands out more than the others?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:41 pm, Juan Otero wrote:
Any plans of doing something with Tucker?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:42 pm, Raviv Laor wrote:
Hi Mark -
Will Tucker be joining this summer's cruise ?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:43 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
I found it interesting you and Tucker are neighbors across state lines.
Although a bit off topic, as I sit at home in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio complaining about the deer eating all my flowers and shrubbery and the racoons chasing my dog around are back yard, I was wondering what types of critters you and Tucker battle in the Great Northeast.
Coyotes, Bears, and/or Moose perhaps? Are there animal nuisances you have to deal with?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:45 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Dianne Abbott, I now realise, must be a comedic parody of a Labour MP, just as Ali G was created by Sasha Baron-Cohen. Do you know which actress (or actor in drag), portrays Dianne?
On April 28, 2023 at 3:47 pm, Patrick Pierse wrote:
Each morning I wake up around five one of my worries is Mark Steyn's health report. When this site has no new material from Mark that worry is compounded. We expect a lot from you Mark, but I can live with no new material if there is better reporting on your recuperation going well. Please take more time off away from the show for that better recovery. Remember the sun still comes up in the morning despite no new material and retrospective analysis can always wait. Get better for all our sakes but don't push it. Loyal fan.
On April 28, 2023 at 3:50 pm, Mike Lyons wrote:
Thanks for all of your extraordinary efforts in continuing to put out outstanding content during your recover. You and your team remain a must-read every day. Would you consider adding a morning or noon update as to what should be expected each day? This early notification of the Q&A saves constantly checking to see what is coming today and I suspect your club members would be quite fine with "nothing today, hopefully tomorrow" given how fortunate we are you are still on the job.
Thanks and good health!
On April 28, 2023 at 3:52 pm, Larry Durham wrote:
I must admit that I'm a little slow on the uptake, but I had a good laugh when I realized that the music for the Steyn cruise is the theme for The Fugitive.
On April 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm, John C wrote:
Hello Mark, the CDC are saying you're (out of date) if you haven't had a Jab within the last 2 months, no matter how many jabs you had previously, And (in date) if you have had within 2 months, So that's six jabs a year for every member of our family's from grannie down to the 6 month old,
It's bloody madness!
All the best of health mark!
On April 28, 2023 at 4:09 pm, Ms. Salter wrote:
Hi Mark, the much-anticipated signed copy of The Prisoner of Windsor arrived today and is now in a little cottage in Alberta, Canada. So good to hear your voice! Keep on truckin'!