On June 16, 2023 at 3:00 pm, Bentley wrote:
Mark, did you happen to watch Tucker Carlson's take on the federal indictment of President Trump (Episode 3 on Twitter)? I recommend it highly, as I believe Tucker is spot on. It never ceases to amaze me how many American voters are so easily distracted by the ruling class that they completely miss the forest for the trees.
It is a sad indictment on the state of the media in the US that perhaps our two most honest, interesting, intelligent and insightful political and social commentators—namely, you and Tucker—are no longer front and center on any major network. All the best with your ongoing recovery. For those of us who are unable to make this summer's cruise, we need you around to do many more in the years to come. Take care of yourself.
On June 16, 2023 at 3:01 pm, Patrick Geagan wrote:
Hello Mark, do the republicans not understand that eventually the power hungry crazy dems won't come after them?
It seems to me that many squishy republicans like the Romney s and McCains think as long as they play nice they won't ever have to deal with the nut jobs.
History shows us that those who want power become so paranoid that they eat everyone in sight even those who helped them take power.
Rush always tried to get it through to republicans that these people hate them no matter what they do.
Do you agree?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:02 pm, Alan Miller wrote:
I don't know how you manage to do all you do Mark; I can barely keep up with all the shows you produce, never mind handling legal disputes and medical issues as well. I could never survive.
Another Superhuman is Trump - I don't know how he can run his business, survive all the attacks on his business, and a constant stream of vexatious litigation, and run for president!
The Left have a strategy to immobilise Trump like Gulliver, pinning him down with a myriad legal disputes and distractions, just as they did during his presidency, and it's not going to stop. Even if Trump manages to complete all his tasks, the strain on his health must be immense.
So I have a bizarre suggestion to counteract this Leftist strategy.
What if Trump ceded the nomination to Desantis, on the understanding that Desantis if elected President, would defer to Trump in certain key areas like the economy or foreign policy. Trump would then be able to concentrate on dealing with the piles of crap that the Democrat deep state throws at him, and it would also invalidate their whole raison d'etre for these one-sided attacks.
The biggest obstacle to doing this would be Trump's ego. But if your focus is to stop the Leftist madness, then some kind of grand strategy is required that unifies all our forces, and disorientates the enemy.
With best wishes and thanks for all you do,
On June 16, 2023 at 3:03 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
You're making me a bit nervous. I'm looking forward to meeting you on the cruise and hoping you can hang on for another few weeks! I trust the ship has a tip-top infirmary.
As the only person that spends more time in the U.S. court system than Donald Trump, I was wondering if you had any advice for him? If his espionage trial is delayed as often as Steyn Vs. Mann, he could easily serve a four-year term as president before his first court appearance.
On the campaign trail many Republican candidates are stating their plans to rein in the FBI and the Department of Justice. Do you have any faith that if elected any of them will make these changes?
Miami Beach .
On June 16, 2023 at 3:05 pm, Jamie Marsh wrote:
This past week at a middle school in Burlington Mass, the school set up a day to celebrate LGBT pride, encouraging kids to wear clothing with rainbows on it. In what might be the best thing to come out of Massachusetts since the battle of Lexington and Concord and the Boston crème pie, a bunch of students protested by wearing red, white, and blue and chanting "USA are my pronouns"
Is there maybe some hope for us after all? Or is it, as I fear, that western civilization is truly doomed? What say you?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:06 pm, Paul Harmon wrote:
The kids are all right at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington, Massachusetts, an otherwise very liberal place. They have to deal with woke teachers employed by a woke school instructed by a woke school board all waterboarding them with rainbow towels day in and day out. And they'd had enough, so instead of wearing gay rainbow colors and accessories to school to celebrate groomers, they wore red, white, and blue and chanted that their pronoun is USA. It is always a surprise to see light shine in the darkness.
On June 16, 2023 at 3:09 pm, Ellen Comeau wrote:
Mon très cher Monsieur Steyn,
Salutations de la Belle Province! And a warm welcome to all of the new members who followed you from GB News. They will surely discover what we veterans have known since the beginning: that this is the best corner of the Internet for culture, commentary, and music.
Very sorry for all of your recent health issues and troubles with GB News and OfCom. This is now the second time that a media company has betrayed you. However, cool cats like yourself have 9 lives, so you have 7 left. Go Mark!
Sadly, I won't be able to join you on the Mark Steyn Cruise as I am planning a big move to the lovely Maritimes next year and need to save my pennies. It will no doubt be a wonderful time and I look forward to the broadcasts of the live shows.
My question (and if the esteemed Lord Black has any thoughts, I would love to hear them): Regarding the late 19th-century Canadian government's policy of removing First Nations children from their villages to "civilize" them in residential schools, given the involvement of religious orders in this tragic episode of Canadian history, I have a sneaking suspicion that the alternative would have been extermination of the First Nations people, who likely would have been perceived as inferior by some in government as well as among the populace. It's almost as if the religious orders were desperate to prove that they could be educated and were deserving of respect as fellow humans (witness the mistreatment of Ota Benga, or of the remains of Aborigines by museum curators).
I am not a historian and have no evidence, but was wondering what you thought of my premise.
Bon rétablissement, cher Monsieur Steyn, et à la prochaine,
On June 16, 2023 at 3:11 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
Can Boris rehabilitate himself by enlisting as a Colonel in the army and fighting in the trenches against the Germans on the Western Front, or is it too late to pull that off?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:11 pm, Geoff wrote:
Mark, I know many people are already sick of BoJo but his fall is fascinating to watch. I am curious though, he is a relatively young man. What does he do now?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:15 pm, SIMON ARNOLD wrote:
What is your opinion on the Songwriters Hall of Fame? I read today that Jeff Lynner of ELO had been inducted into it. Who would you like to see inducted into it, and does it matter today?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:19 pm, Gary6R wrote:
I don't check in with these comments regularly (do generally listen to the Q&A replays after a couple of days, though), so maybe these inconsequential questions have already been answered:
1) To my ears that sounds like Alexandra M. narrating the Prisoner of Windsor promotion. Is that true?
2) Then the chipper song behind the modern-era Windsor circumstances - What is that song? Spice Girls, possibly?
Okay, enough irrelevant distraction from real issues. Carry on, everyone.
On June 16, 2023 at 3:23 pm, Charlie Citrine wrote:
Mark, are you sick to death with the orgy of passivity that follows every migrant-related outrage? Apparently the required response is to light a candle and aver that love conquers hate. In the West, immigrant communities defend their own. Host communities lie back and think of diversity.
At what point did we all become Greenham Common pacifists? Has Buddhism surreptitiously become the new state religion? Or have we actually regressed to the human sacrifice of the Aztecs, appeasing the gods of EDI?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:26 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
Is $50M a small price for Mr Moobs to pay to be Xi Jinping's new best American friend?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:28 pm, Fran Lavery wrote:
Good afternoon, Mark! Do you have any idea if the current American Deep State installed President and dictator wannabe wanting to put his opponent in jail could be removed from his position even if it was proved he took a multi-million dollar bribe while he was Veep even if there were enough votes in the Senate and House?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:32 pm, Larry Durham wrote:
Regarding boycotts - while it seems that bud light and Target appear to be taking some lumps for their alignment with "big trans" - are we too far gone for it to be a long term strategy to ward off the insanity?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:33 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
Mark, Hope your health is improving. Any updated thoughts on Elon Musk and Robert F Kennedy Jr?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:37 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
I am sorry to hear of your recent health woes and are wishing you a speedy recovery. Do you need still Steyn Clubbers to donate blood? I can assure you many of us will step up. Heck, it could be an activity on the Steyn Cruise!
And, can you please explain how a medical professions claimed you have Type A blood if you are Type O?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:39 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark, and fellow Club members, what are your thoughts on the much vaunted Ukrainians' counter offensive? It seems in the US, the war has all but disappeared from the news except for the clip of Lindsey Graham yuking it up with Zelensky about how killing Russians in the best money the US has ever spent. Meanwhile, from what news I can find, it seems the Ukes are "inching their way" while money is no object NATO military equipment is proving as vulnerable as the supposedly subpar Russian arms to land mines and artillery. What does this mean when and if the war escalates again and actual NATO troops enter the war?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:43 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
So good to have you back this week, as you did not disappoint on 4 blockbuster episodes this week. Also, last week's guest host line up deserve commendations for their fine work. You're developing an astounding global news agency unrivaled in the industry and James Golden's recommendation of you becoming the next CEO of CNN would never sound absurd in sane times. Thus, the absurdity of our times is the subject of this note.
Common sense has become extreme. One should not fear speaking truths in public. The contemporary politics of labels brands us Conservative. This term has been branded in the mass media as vile and deplorable. Yet, one can't be intellectually honest and simultaneously support Ukraine and open borders or the plight of indigenous peoples and open borders. One person cannot have two heartbeats. Facial hair does not make anyone a man. Sexual intercourse is nothing to be proud of. What percentage of people are willing to eschew truth for their lives?
Watching Eva Vlaardingerbroek bite her tongue on your show is a stirring sight. You must represent the most liberal freedom of speech in all of the world. The Left can't win these arguments with their farce propaganda. I don't believe any westerners are true believers of their script provided by the Polit Bureau. They have created a clear litmus test for who will be acceptable in the New Society. When we win the arguments, we know that certain violence will be the Final Act. I'm frightened.
I've discovered the BBC performances of Shakespeare plays. This week I watched the Henriad. I can't help but mourn and pray for the souls of those died bloody deaths for the claims to the crown of a handful of entitled men and women. It's amazing how common people are compelled to prove their allegiances based on who wields power over them. Cousins, Uncles, Brothers, Nephews, Fathers and Sons are not safe from each other's ambitions. As civility falls away from public lives, local despotisms will again control our lives. This is something that Libertarianism never counts on. Happy Father's Day.
On June 16, 2023 at 3:46 pm, Ken B. wrote:
You mentioned before how the Quebec Independence Referendum of 1995 failed because of the changing demographics in the years leading up to it--the future belongs to those who show up, as you often say. If by some miracle it passed (it lost by a tad over 1 percent) would Quebec be any different today or would it still be an exemplar of the contradictions of multiculturalism?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:49 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
On your comment about the snowflake Fox producer who thought the Christmas tree was too close to her; I actually know a Jewish person who puts up a tree with blue lights and decorations every Christmas and calls it a Chanukah bush! Thank you for your great sense of humour throughout all of your health issues and judicial trials with Ofcom and the hockey stick lunatic.
On June 16, 2023 at 3:53 pm, A Clockwork Cabbage wrote:
I agree that there is a air of politicized malice in Trump's indictment, but there may be a component of arrogant dumb hubris in Trump's actions regarding documents that put him needlessly in the cross hairs. Added to that is the very real chance of him being guilty of obstruction of Justice. Check out Ann Coulter's latest article on the topic.
Republicans should let go of blind Trump worship.
On June 16, 2023 at 3:55 pm, Matt wrote:
Thanks for playing Chattanooga Choo Choo, one of my favorite big band songs which my father, a WW II navy vet taught me when I was a kid. Some versions have Tex whistling (not a train whistle) before the girls sing "Hi there Tex, what you say" at the beginning. Any idea why most versions leave the whistling out and some include it?
On June 16, 2023 at 3:57 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
For what it's worth, I wrote a train song called USA express and it streams anywhere you stream music. The Band is called The Shards. Album 16 Stories. Forgive the self promotion, but you brought it up. Cheers!
On June 16, 2023 at 3:59 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
If you aren't planning to play "City of New Orleans" in the last 20 minutes of the show, could you sing a few bars at the end? That's a good train song. Next time, let's have a entire show of great old train songs.
On June 16, 2023 at 4:08 pm, Bill Holcomb wrote:
William F Buckley Jr - gone
Krauthammer - gone
Rush Limbaugh - gone
Mark Steyn - here, with no heir apparent!
Is a heart transplant an option??
On June 16, 2023 at 4:08 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Sorry to hear you will no longer run for office in Quebec. Also that you won't be on the cruise as Mark loves to see francophones and his French is even better after his hospital stay.
More than a year after the 'discovery' of remains of aboriginal children near one of the main residential schools and they still haven't given proofs. Plus we don't know how many died of disease which they might have succumbed to on reserves anyway. For sure there was abuse but this narrative has had so many consequences.
On June 16, 2023 at 4:36 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Actually Quebec today is the fiercest enemy of multiculturalism of all the provinces. The premier and a lot of journalists are sounding the alarm about Trudeau's plan to bring in even more immigrants.
On June 16, 2023 at 4:37 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Drops of Jupiter
Now that she's back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there's a time to change, hey
Since the return of her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey
Hey, hey, yeah
That or Wabash Cannonball.