On August 25, 2023 at 3:01 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
Assuming you made it to 3:00 EDT, it's so nice to have you back. Have you been offered Italian citizenship yet? How do the Italian nurses stack up to those in France? Enquiring minds want to know.
Do you think that Trump should have called the bluff of the Fulton County D.A. and not posted bail? Would the spectacle of a former president being incarcerated have changed the dynamic? Would a significant portion of the public be snapped back to reality and say that enough is enough?
I'm not sure if the Georgia penal system issues orange jumpsuits or the more traditional stripes, but with the help of a stylist I'm sure Trump could make either work for him.
Take good care of yourself and make it home before your passport expires.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:02 pm, Steve from Manhattan wrote:
Mark, I hope you feel well enough to vamoose from the Continent soon! My question concerns my recent difficulties in conversing with my fellow lawyers regarding the various Trump indictments. These good folks keep reading the charges, poking around various criminal statutes, etc. I just refer them to Article 58 of the 1927 Penal Code of the Russian Soviet Republic, which has this enchanting, all-encompassing definition of "counter-revolutionary" action. "A counter-revolutionary action is any action aimed at overthrowing, undermining or weakening of the power of workers' and peasants' Soviets...or at the undermining or weakening of the external security of the USSR and main economical, political and national achievements of the proletarian revolution." Mark I wish all these Uniparty prosecutorial wastrels would simply arrest Donald Trump for the foregoing activities and get on with it! Am I missing something?
On August 25, 2023 at 3:03 pm, The Notorious Mr. J wrote:
All the best wishes for a speedy rebound to full health. There are dragons to be slain.
The Trump indictments are a sad spectacle of Banana Belt Republic antics that should worry Americans greatly. This is not how the Republic was destined to be. Sure, Trump is not the best model for the saintly martyr by any stretch, but it's pathetic just the same. Still, at least America has far to go before it reaches the theatre of modern Russia. Picture it. The Iron Chief undergoes a rapid unscheduled disassembly in the skies, Yevgeny Prigozhin now sleeps with the fishes. However you want to put it you have to give Old Pooty some credit - he know how to do thug with panache.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:04 pm, Dam Buster wrote:
Will the 2024 election be allowed to take place in any recognizable form?
The buzz on the internet is that Co-Vid hysteria is about to come roaring back.
A mail-in ballot election, only, would not surprise me.
Trump was winning bigly in 2020 until mail-in ballots by the gazillions materialized in the middle of the night.
Biden shattered all world records with 81 million votes. Way to go, Joe!
So why waste time with the first stage of the fraud?
On August 25, 2023 at 3:05 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
It is wonderful to have you back and I hope this Clubland Q&A appearance denotes an uptick in the efficacy of your cardiac function.
With Tucker and Trump rendering the Fox News debate of also rans utterly irrelevant, was this the week when the legacy mainstream media succumbed to independent content creators who stand on the truth?
I sincerely hope so and welcome your thoughts.
Keep well Mark.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:05 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
What a world. Mugshot of Trump, non vaccinated Alberta woman who wasn't allowed a transplant now dead, Jordan Peterson being told he must be reeducated.
Sorry to hear you are still stuck in Trieste however nice it is. Though I hear a lot of money laundering goes on there. Are you working on your Italian in your spare time? Such a beautiful language.
My brother just received a postcard I sent on the cruise from Santorini so the Greek postal service is even slower than that of Montenegro or Canada Post!
On August 25, 2023 at 3:07 pm, George Pazin wrote:
Don't wave that common law at me! :-)
What are your thoughts on Jordan Peterson's latest case ruling? Might he win on appeal?
Hope you're healing, we need you back at full strength!
On August 25, 2023 at 3:12 pm, Jim WILSON wrote:
Greetings Mark, I trust you are on the improve.
I see that the Covid performances are making a comeback. Little by little, the farce of masking, is once more being gently "inserted" into one's, ....., daily activity, particularly in the "land of the free".
Would this have anything to do with the election next year?
Should a new variant arrive that, (heaven forbid), precluded "in-person-voting", for example, then the election MAY have to be conducted, via the internet. "Quelle hereuse surprise!"
We in Australia will be conducting a referendum here, probably in October this year.
In 2023, there are those among us, who wish to institute an Aboriginal House of Lords, into our constitution.
Any project that "effects Aborigines", (which is of course everything), will be run by this organisation for approval.
It appears, that the Dept of Aboriginal Affairs, with a budget of a mere $34 Billion per annum is incapable of assisting any, of the 3.5% of the population that is aborigine.
In any legitimate referendum, this has about as much chance of success as Custer at the Little Big Horn, but the AEC, like almost any other organisation in Oz, has its hand firmly on the scales.
Even at the last Federal Election, they stated that 30% of Australians, did not vote. Not voted informally, but didn't show up at all. Now that is an extraordinary number, so I asked for more details, eg number of fines sent out etc.
This will shock you of course, but do you know, they couldn't supply me with any details! Mon Dieu!
All the best Mark.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:13 pm, John Cameron wrote:
The Steyn has returned!
It's great to hear your voice mark!
On August 25, 2023 at 3:14 pm, Philip Paustian wrote:
Why were intelligent writers like H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw advocates for socialism when they knew human nature well. Thus they might have plotted out how it ended. How long would Wells have survived a genuine Stalinist regime had one been established in England? May God continue to watch over you and heal you soon so you can fully enjoy your triumphs over the dark forces trying to suppress free speech.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:16 pm, David Kelley-Wood wrote:
Mark, thanks for expanding my horizons with the latest edition of Tales For Our Time. "Out of Time" has gone from just being the track that followed Lady Jane on the Rolling Stones "Flowers" LP to now also representing the dystopian present. One headline relating to perhaps the most significant recent episode in that present, namely the terrible Maui tragedy, put some of the blame for it on the corrupt government, and it struck me that along with all of the present-day inversions and perversions of old words has come the rendering meaningless of what used to be some fairly powerful ones. Labeling someone as a liar, or as being corrupt used to be damning. Now, because these behaviors are considered standard operating procedure, it's thought of as a redundancy and would likely evoke sharp criticism for wasting everyone's time, and very possibly even some form of punitive retaliation. You've been on top of this trend longer than anyone else I'm aware of, so sorry, I guess that's not really a question.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:18 pm, MMF wrote:
Thank you, Mark, for the history lessons in "The Prisoner of Windsor". I didn't know about Lady Mary Grey at all, much less her imprisonment at Chequers, nor the assassination of Spencer Perceval. I was amused by Baroness ah-Ghoti's name and was wondering if it was deliberate, as I'm sure you know "ghoti" is one of those words to demonstrate funny English pronunciation. If you pronounce the "gh" as in tough", "o" as in women, and "ti" as in nation, you get "fish". Very appropriate, given her dunking in the Thames. I will have to go back and listen again to your narration, of course, after the current Tales for Our Time.
We are praying for your improved health, sir.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:20 pm, Alison Castellina wrote:
Thanks for the link regarding your Ofcom case. I particularly liked Gavin Millar QCs list of principles set by ECHR Article 10 which includes "There is a general public interest in receiving reports of the discovery of a potential health hazard". That principle should be inscribed in concrete in the middle of Parliament Square but I am not holding my breath because "they" paternalistically know what is "best" for us, except when they dont.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:21 pm, Keith Farrell wrote:
Looking at the deaths by vaccination status released by the ONS (which show the vaccinated have been the overwhelming majority), should Ofcom now be looking at your programme as a Public Health message?
On August 25, 2023 at 3:24 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
China Evergrande, the world's most indebted property developer, filed for chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York City on Thursday. The move followed a default on its debt in September of 2021. With China's economic data showing strong signs of deflation, do you think Chairman Xi will move before the year is out to seize Taiwan, especially since the dead husk of a sock puppet in the White House is preoccupied with Ukraine and prosecuting his main political rival.
I hope you are feeling better these days and am praying for your recovery. Thank you for taking time to answer our questions while you convalesce.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:26 pm, Alan Miller wrote:
It's great to have you back in the saddle, and we're all loving your humour, erudition and wit.
I've just returned from an amazing 2-week holiday in China. Of course, that doesn't make me an expert, but do you think that's going to stop me? Anyway, China isn't quite how we Westerners think of it.
Some things struck me when I returned to the UK, so I have 3 questions, but, no worry, you can just answer the last one!
1. Is Democracy a system in which people (the majority) vote for what they want?
2. Do you believe that you should give your children what they want? So if they want ice cream you give it them, and if they want to sit on the sofa with a Playstation instead of going out for for a bit of football, you just let them?
3. What's the difference between the first two questions?
With warmest wishes for a healthy, happy future,
On August 25, 2023 at 3:27 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Mark, Would you tell us about the "not unrelated coup in Niger"? What's that about? What is the connection to that plane exploding northwest of Moscow?
On August 25, 2023 at 3:29 pm, Sharon Silvers wrote:
Hope this sees you feeling well. Always a pleasure to hear from you.
I am so disheartened with all thats going on. I've lost all faith in elections , aka selections. Was wondering how you felt about where we are headed and if there is anything that can turn things around? Sadly, I feel we are in a barrel headed straight over the falls
On August 25, 2023 at 3:29 pm, chris kinney wrote:
politics is hopelessly depressing, and yet also dumber than ever. So instead of asking about politics, I'm curious about the great American songbook. Can you recommend any books besides your own excellent "Broadway babies say goodnight" for those of us interested in learning more about the greatest cultural achievement of America in the 20th century?
On August 25, 2023 at 3:32 pm, Bart Nielsen, not his real name perhaps wrote:
Praying for your continued recovery. Loved the new story, although the "orientation" of Weena was shocking and disturbing, mostly because it so encapsulated the moment we live in.
Here's an "intersectional" question between your show tune interests and your office of best Undocumented Guest Host for Rush.
Every time Rush did one of his themed updates, he would preceed the theme music with a bit of vocal fanfare,"Duh dah lup, dah duh lup, dah dah la."
Was he either consciously or unconsciously riffing off Barbara Moore's arrangement of "At the Sign of the Swinging Cymbal," the Pick of the Pops theme you graciously introduced us to a few years ago?
If anyone would know, it would be you.
Thanks for all the years of entertainment.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:33 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
It will be good to hear from you today.
A topic of major concern to me is the upcoming vote this fall in my state of Ohio on creating a right to abortion. Ohioans are bombarded with referendums (at least once a year) that are determined by simple majority vote.
Hey, I'm all for Democracy, but we reached a point where our situation in Ohio can be described as three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
This new abortion amendment is written so ambiguously it will easily allow a mother at any age have an abortion up to full term providing she get a doctor's consent the pregnancy negatively affects her mental health. Essentially no restrictions. Polls are now indicating most Ohioans approve of this amendment, yet if one believes polls most Ohioans are for restrictions.
I realize hashing out laws among representative legislators is ugly but give me representative government any day as opposed to the popular vote referendums.
It took Ohioans many years to establish a Republican majority, and if it were left to the legislators the abortion amendment written like this referendum would never have seen the light of day.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:34 pm, Tim Boggs aka Midwestern Tim wrote:
Did Jean Raspail get anything wrong in Camp of the Saints other than the country of origin for the immigrant invaders? I'm sure we'd all love to be invaded by hordes from India right about now...
On August 25, 2023 at 3:36 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Some conservative commentators advocate using the Dems own lawfare weapons against them. Wouldn't that be like Gandalf using the One Ring against Sauron, though - an act that corrupts the user?
On August 25, 2023 at 3:37 pm, George Pereira wrote:
The entirely preventable devastation in Hawaii continues to grow in horror with each new story. A school of at least 650 children - no one knows where they are, still no one has a clue how many are missing, and a monstrous horror I can't begin to comprehend, parents return to their home reduced to ashes and find the remains of their son, his final act trying to shelter his dog from the fire.
On the other side of this there is the banality of evil. These are evil people. All of them are beyond any hope of redemption. Everyone has an excuse. No one is pointing fingers. No one is to blame. No one is responsible. It's climate change. Everyone is concerned with their paycheck and pensions. Nice comfortable positions where they all get to pontificate and push people around.
Will anything change? Or is this already old news circling the memory hole?
On August 25, 2023 at 3:38 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark, and fellow Club members, what are your thoughts on the inevitable few who always seem to benefit from catastrophic events? Ramaswamy is getting raked over the coals for pointing out truthful information that the US government covered up Saudi government involvement in 9/11 as baseless conspiracy theory. One thing the 9/11 truthers did get right is that the intelligence agencies, Pentagon, and arms manufacturers suddenly had a lot fatter budgets after 9/11 and two decades on they still do. During the pandemic, countless small businesses were destroyed but certain large corporations and individuals grew all the more weathier. In Maui, thousands have been killed and homes destroyed and the local rumor there is that well connected will buy up much of the property at a considerable discount. It's hard not to see a pattern of individuals who always seem to be in a position to profit from the most terrible things that happen to the public. Is this a symptom or a cause of a terminal case of falling empire?
On August 25, 2023 at 3:41 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
Hi Mark, Hope you're staying healthy. Any thoughts about Ramaswamy?
On August 25, 2023 at 3:42 pm, Richard Langworth, Moultonborough NH wrote:
Mark: Say you're in gaol, and can only get out by naming the best hope for the GOP ticket on the stage. My guess is DeSantis-Ramaswami, or maybe DeSantis-Haley—then hope that Crooked Joe stumbles to the finish line. What do you say? Cheers and K.B.O.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:42 pm, Josh Passell wrote:
Someone tell Mike Pence the shine from the city on the hill comes from human feces.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:45 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
You have mentioned in the past how our disgraceful Federal justice system in America has too many advantages for the government to buy witnesses and otherwise pressure the defendants during the proceedings which result in guilty verdicts 97% of the time. What substantive changes do you think need to be made to make the process fairer for defendants yet also allow the government to successfully prosecute actual criminals? Would you disallow the use of plea bargains? Would you disallow use of witnesses for the prosecution that have been offered "deals" to turn on the defendant?
Thanks and continue not dying on us.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:46 pm, Wayne Cunnington wrote:
So nice to hear you back on airwaves Mark and not holding back on opinion even if it does prove taxing. A lovely music interlude if but a little sad concerning a return to such beautiful memories. You're still there fighting our corner Mr Steyn, and for that we salute you.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:47 pm, Alan Davis wrote:
Great to see you Mark!
Will the Soylent Greens only eat
Protein processed from Elite Corpses pour ils chic et cher repas? Sorbonne Tartare?!
On August 25, 2023 at 3:50 pm, Sandra Robinson wrote:
Hi Mark, wonderful to have you back this week. As I once made you sputter, needing a drink at an image of Bill Gates in a previous Q&A, I'm sticking to a short poem on 'Here come Gates & Co again'.
Fear porn is so addictive,
like the new gods' porn on earth
leads back to all the sheep pens,
while elites' increase their worth.
Never, since the forties,
have their echoes been so loud,
boasting of their leaders,
now in power and strutting proud.
Shepherds armed with needles,
crooks are so passe,
spike proteins flow like rivers,
from labs, mRNA.
Will the world's sheep wake up
while so many can't conceive,
that again, depths of depravity
exist, when not believed.
Kind regards, and may we all stick together and defeat what Holmes & Watson would deduce and agree is evil,
On August 25, 2023 at 3:53 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Mark, welcome back. That you are well and on the right side of the grass is a blessing in itself, in spite of my selfish reasons for needing to hear your voice on a daily basis as the the voice of reason amidst the global tumult. I pray for your continued good health and a long life long enough to defeat your foes, your plight is one for the ages with historical implications.
I wish to recommend to yourself and fellow Clublanders a couple entertainment options to enjoy while the options are still available. This group is so cultured and eloquent that I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir.
One is the British program Endeavour which is my personal favorite television experience of all time. The entire program has recently completed the the finale of the 9th "series" as you all put it on that side of the pond. You have the pleasure of streaming the entire work from start to finish as opposed to waiting year upon year for three episodes at a time. The greatest television acting of all time in my opinion especially Anton Lesser and Roger Allam. This is truly High Art.
Also, the BBC Teleplays of Shakespeare can be found on the streaming service Britbox. Watch them all while it is still legal.
Do you personally believe Stratford-upon-Avon was the birthplace of the author of those plays? Forgive me, I believe that may be the most controversial question I've ever asked you.
Cheers to your continued health and happiness. God bless you and all of Clubland.
On August 25, 2023 at 3:55 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Vamoose! Fuori di qui!