On August 11, 2023 at 3:01 pm, Matt from Upstate NY wrote:
As a Twitter/X user, what do you think of the rebranding of it as X? It seems ridiculous to me, why mess with a brand so well known? It's sort of like Prince becoming that Ankh-like symbol and referred to as the Artist formerly known as Prince. "X formerly known as Twitter." Of course Musk has odd names for his kids so maybe I shouldn't be surprised.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:01 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
Good to have you back.
Despite this being the midst of the Ukrainian counter offensive, I've noticed a significant reduction in coverage of the war.
Is this because things are not going to plan or has "global boiling" replaced "Ukraine" which replaced "COVID" as the latest scare story to keep us proles in our place.
All the best to you and yours and best wishes to Mark.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:01 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Laura, Have you figured out what the "Trudeau Marital Split" announcement is meant to distract you from? What did Justin sneak by hapless Canadians while posting statements on marital matters and that goofy "Father-Son Team Barbie" photo?
On August 11, 2023 at 3:02 pm, P. Overton wrote:
Laura, I am so disturbed by the killing of Craig Robertson, a 74 year old Air Force veteran, in Provo, Utah, by FBI agents in the early morning (6:15 am) of Wednesday, August 9. He allegedly made online threats against the president. Does the punishment match the crime here? The FBI is definitely weaponized, and they will investigate themselves to see if what they did was justified. Every citizen should be concerned by this excessive use of force.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:05 pm, Kelly Harbeson wrote:
Shalom, Laura. Your links define Thursdays for me. I must confess that I have been starting at the bottom with "human grace" to fortify myself against the madness. Health and serenity to you and yours.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:19 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
Hi Mark, Hope you're staying healthy. Have you had a chance to form an early impression of Vivek Ramaswammy? He seems to be talking about the things that matter.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:20 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Welcome Laura and best wishes towards Mark's continued recovery. I just drove the New York Thruway and it inspired ire toward the Republican Party. The Democrats are corrupt and treasonous. They are not incompetent as they are methodically achieving their goals of a diminished United States of America. I know you have the same frustrations with your leftist dictatorship as all clublanders are experiencing in their corner of the Chinese Communist Party colonies. The fight appears to be over, because we have not opposition parties. The Republican Party is liable for the destruction at the hands of the Democrat Party. The corruption of the GOP is the source of all American political woes. Our candidates must denounce the RNC. They are fixing to throw the Federal Elections of 2024 just as they pacified the Red Wave and elected Hochul in NY.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:21 pm, David Kelley-Wood wrote:
(For the Q&A) Hi, Laura. Maybe a little off topic here, but in the spirit of looking for ways to put up a fight against the Forces of Darkness, would appreciate your insights on homeschooling. Going on the assumption that the U.S. Department of Education is likely to survive for awhile longer, although one can dream, it would seem that the case for it (homeschooling, that is) is becoming compelling for those for whom it's a viable option. I don't have any hard data I can cite, but from tidbits of info that pop up here and there, there seems to be an accelerating trend in that direction. I'm imagining pods of discreet truth protector parents banding together, in the manner of the Book People of Fahrenheit 451. What are your thoughts, and what if anything along this line are you seeing up Canada way?
On August 11, 2023 at 3:26 pm, The Notorious Mr. J wrote:
Any comments or insights into the newly formed Alliance for Responsible Citizenship, formed by Jordan Peterson and Bjorn Lomborg, that aims to widen debate on the issues of the day, away from PC Woke conformity?
On August 11, 2023 at 3:26 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
I rushed my previous comment a bit. Let me explain how the New York State Thruway draws my ire. Half of the previously functional NYS Thruway Service Areas have been torn down and are being rebuilt at a pace of incompetence only achievable by government. When you cross and enter into NY at the NYS border from Pennsylvania between Erie, PA and Buffalo NY on I-90 there is a sign that reads Rest Area 48 miles/ No Restrooms. It's at least 100 miles before a working lavatory east bound into NY via I-90 on the Thruway. The new "Sustainable" service areas cause thousands of cars to leave the thruway to find restrooms. Forgive me, I have a small widow send comments. The bottom line is that the state of the State of New York is the fault of Republicans as the Democrat legacy is intentional and unanimous among all NY politicians. If Republicans are so incompetent as to be unable to beat Democrats Elections then they are not fit to hold office.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:31 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
What make you of the most recent accusations against Hunter Biden? E.g., that a payment to his account from a Kazakh oligarch exactly matched the price of a sports car Hunter bought the next day? That seems a mite too exact to be explicable except in quid-pro-quo terms; but what then was the quo?
Meanwhile, there's a question I'd posed to Mark last week that just missed being answered. How does "Drag Queen Story Hour" compare to English panto? I mean, the Dame is a man; the Principal Boy is a girl; &c. But this an all-ages Christmas entertainment. The differences are obvious to me, but I'm not sure to everyone.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:42 pm, Jamie Marsh wrote:
With all the evil in the world and all we've been through over the past few years, you still seem to stay very positive. How do you do it? Is it faith or some combination of things? Whatever your secret is, will you share it so I can steal it for myself?
On August 11, 2023 at 3:43 pm, David Kelley-Wood in Wuhan, China wrote:
Hi, Laura. In the spirit of looking for ways to put up a fight against the Forces of Darkness, would appreciate your insights on homeschooling. Going on the assumption that the U.S. Department of Education is likely to survive for awhile longer, although one can dream, it would seem that the case for it (homeschooling, that is) is becoming compelling for those for whom it's a viable option. I don't have any hard data I can cite, but from tidbits of info that pop up here and there, there seems to be an accelerating trend in that direction. I'm imagining pods of discreet truth protector parents banding together, in the manner of the Book People of Fahrenheit 451. What are your thoughts, and what if anything along this line are you seeing up Canada way?
On August 11, 2023 at 3:45 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Haven't seen any columns from Tal Bachman for a while. Loved seeing him on the cruise. I see his birthday is August 13 if anyone wants to wish him the best for Sunday.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:48 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Seeing as you made a Freudian slip about UFOs I'll ask you, what's your take on all the UFO stories we've been privy to in the past couple of years?
Best to you, your family and of course, Mark! Shabbat Shalom.
On August 11, 2023 at 3:58 pm, K.D. wrote:
Any comments on the horrific killing of a gay man by Muslims in Brooklyn of all places?