On June 9, 2023 at 2:56 pm, Anne wrote:
Sky news is reporting the stabbing of multiple children in France by a Syrian "refugee" is not "terrorism" but rather a "senseless tragedy". Your thoughts?
On June 9, 2023 at 2:57 pm, Ken B. wrote:
Many people including myself are immensely enjoying the "it's not a joke, Mansour" rant and making fun of the woke mindset behind it. "You must not just accept but tolerate!!" Still, what that teacher said echoes what many others have said, including Yasmine Mohammed on Mark's show, that if you come to the West you are the guest, you can't impose your mores on us. Really it IS a joke and the joke's on us. What did our foolish promoters of multiculturalism expect opening the floodgates to Islamic immigration?
On June 9, 2023 at 2:58 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Laura, What's going on with the Canadian wildfires? What can you tell us?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:02 pm, Rebecca Enkin, Toronto, Canada wrote:
Hi Laura, I am writing to you from our fair city of Toronto during Pride Month, otherwise known as June. I have a little story about the perversion of language in the small private school (for Junior Kindergarten to Gr. Five) in which I work as music teacher. Every year in June, we personalize the lyrics of our school song to include the names of the children graduating from grade five; it adds a nice little emotional touch to the ceremony in this small community of families of children up to age ten/eleven. This year there will be only one girl graduating because so many families left during covid--who wants to pay tuition for a locked-down private school, right? Anyway, into the song lyric, I inserted, "It's time to say, 'bye," to the girl in Grade Five," and our always friendly and upbeat kindergarten teacher just came and told me that since she is working to remove gendered language from her classroom, she has decided to sing the song in a different way. As she practices with her five-year-old pupils, she will change "girl" to "friend" and they will all sing, "It's time to say, "Bye," to our friend in Grade Five." She wanted me to know her point of view and I told her that I disagree with her; she knows better than to expect me to follow suit on removing gendered language, but I worry about her influence over the small children in her care. What's a girl to do, short of doubling down on the use of pronouns wherever we go? This is madness.
On June 9, 2023 at 3:04 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
If I decide to self-identify as Napoleon, can I legally compel others to refer to me 'His Imperial Majesty' as my preferred pronoun?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:07 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey Laura, hail to the queen of the Q&A! Long may she reign. Where do you see Blackrock, Vanguard, over the long term? It seems that whatever their past successes, this push for ESG and stake holder capitalism is actively hurting the companies that put it into practice. Target and Bud Lite have been subject to boycotts, Disney is paying the price for bad decisions, and who knows how much profits have been lost by others throwing good money after bad.
On one hand, I would personally love to see the whole lot of them burn for their failures but for the fact that almost all our retirement savings and investments are controlled by these clowns. If these trillion dollar conglomerates go tits up, what do you see happening to the rest of us? Good bye 401(k) and IRA's?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:12 pm, James P wrote:
On the Trump indictments, I can't tell if this is just the typical approach of authoritarian regimes' jailing the opposition, or if it's a more subtle move to boost Trump support and try to ensure he's the Republican nominee whom Biden thinks he can beat. Or both?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:12 pm, Emily wrote:
As an American I've always appreciated your perspective on politics down here, especially your view of DeSantis, who many commenters on SteynOnline don't like. Now that he has thrown his hat in the ring what is your sense of the American presidential race?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:15 pm, Matt wrote:
Recently Mark was asked how Leilani Dowding became a regular on his show and it got me thinking about other names we see regularly. Perhaps you've addressed this before but how did you meet Mark and become involved with Steyn Online?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:18 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
You often speak of your disabled child that you cherish. Do you have another child?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:22 pm, SIMON ARNOLD wrote:
I have just renewed my club membership. I hope that helps towards the funds. Global warming doesn't seem to have reached north Scotland, a chilly 12 degrees this evening.
All these attacks in Europe, GB, and the Commonwealth are terrorist attacks that the media will not admit it sooner or later all the LBTG etc, and the left-leaning terrorist deniers will have to choose a side.
Do you agree, Laura?
Just saw Boris Johnson, has quit as an MP. The walls are beginning to tumble.
On June 9, 2023 at 3:26 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
The report into UK policing this week is damning and it is unsurprising that the public's trust and confidence in the coppers is at an all time low.
Cameron and May gutted the police force and the 20,000 new recruits do not mask a chronic lack of experienced coppers who know how to tackle "crime" beyond speeding or non-crime hate speech.
The UK COVID enquiry is clearly a whitewash that will probably report in 2038 to much harrumphing and wringing of hands, over budget, over time and less than pointless.
One unintended consequence of lockdown was the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by Wayne Couzens, a serving Met police officer.
Ms Everard's fateful decision to breach lockdown conditions should not have proved life ending, allowing Couzens to falsely arrest her.
Had there been no lockdown in force and by definition, more people on the streets of South London where Ms Everard was abducted, the chances of Couzens committing this heinous act would have been greatly reduced.
Inevitably, this incident and preventing a recurrence was not covered in the police report.
What is the panacea for all these meaningless, interminable inquiries to replace them with alternatives that deliver factually and in a timely manner, with clear recommendations that are then implemented to protect the citizenry?
Is that too much to ask?
All the best to you and Mark.
On June 9, 2023 at 3:26 pm, K.D. wrote:
I am all for a COVID Truth and Reconciliation Commission, like the South African commission after the end of Apartheid which I believe you've spoken or written in favor of. We need an airing of the damage done to our societies and those responsible. What would such a commission look like, do you think?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:29 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
Where is inherited power most glaringly on display at the moment: the English High Court, the Ottawa Parliament, or the US DoJ?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:34 pm, Kenneth wrote:
Like you I am also waiting for Mark to found the 2019 Party (I know you said 2020 but I think he said 2019. We don't want to live in 2020 now and forever). I think he and Eva have also referred to it as the "Sod Off Party." Just for fun, what do you envision as the platform of this party?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:42 pm, Sandra Robinson wrote:
Good Evening Laura,
Because the World Economic Forum, en- route in acquiescing the world, its wealth, resources, life-forms, and greatly reduced world population of people ----have member & WEF trained leaders in every corner of the globe and very many countries, including Russia, China, The USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, EU, UK and North Korea,....
It makes no sense, nor is it on the side of justice, for Geo-political opposition in the US, France and UK to argue for stopping the help and support of Ukraine against Russian invasion, seizure, torture, kidnap of children & adults, war-crimes, slaughter & destruction. When President Putin, The Kremlin, with previous and existing support of former German Chancellor, East European Communist, Mrs Merkel, Iran, China, Brazil & mercenaries all trying to expand as much as they can in all of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and The West as well. We cannot afford to Falter and sacrifice Ukraine, for their encroachments will widen and increase.
And the WEF is an enemy of All Of The World's Ordinary People. This afternoon, I am reading :
WEF Bans Natural Conception: All Babies Must Be Lab-Grown by 2030 – Baxter Dmitry - Fact Checked June 8, 2023
Anyone who blithely rejects the above as fantasy, has no sense of history, human traits and evil. If we do not convince people of the WEF's threats to humanity on all its many fronts, we shall certainly not save it. I agree with one of Professor Michael Yeadon's fears, that the people may only wake-up, when it is already too late.
Thank you, and please send our wishes for rest and rejuvenation to Mark and his family.
Kind regards, Sandra
On June 9, 2023 at 3:42 pm, Robert wrote:
I'm resubmitting this comment because I would really like to hear some thoughts on Lionel Striver's Frum-level Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Not only did she vote for Biden, but just about a month ago she came up with stuff like "The idea that the 2020 presidential election was rigged is indeed a poisonous lie, and while Carlson hasn't heavily flogged that myth, he's kept the door open to it." in a recent Spectator article.
Mark should ask her to expand on that one.
Steve Sailer on vdare has an excellent juxtaposition of articles from the New York "Times" and the Boston Globe which it would also be very interesting to have LS comment on.
Also, the recent contrast between indicting the Donald for parking-ticket-level offences while ignoring actual Biden crime family felonies which may rise to the level of actual treason shows that Mark's criticisms of the US "justice system" are, if anything, understated.
My own rhetorical resources in coping with these idiots are close to exhaustion.
How much are the Bidens embezzling from Ukraine? Shouldn't they return those amounts, at least?
On June 9, 2023 at 3:46 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
On the forest fire story... How can there be so many (hundreds!) in northern Quebec when the snow cover melted a very short while ago and the ground is still wet? I could understand if this was happening at the end of summer but so many fires which began "spontaneously" in such a swampy area at the end of spring seems strangely suspicious to say the least!
On June 9, 2023 at 3:49 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
We shouldn't celebrate too much about Boris Johnson being out as MP because he's probably off to do much worse than he ever has, but this time it might be on a global scale. And the person who replaces him will likely be much worse than he is.
We can't win, so we should temper our celebrations.
On June 9, 2023 at 3:54 pm, hugo miller wrote:
I don't think it is the CEO's that are driving the ESG & DEI nonsense - my understanding is that Black Rock, Vanguard & State Street etc own so many shares that they control the Board. Corporations now have to take into account the ESG scores of those 'upstream' (suppliers) and 'downstream' (customers). Commerce will soon grind to a complete halt.