On September 15, 2023 at 2:55 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
As always, it is good to have you back behind the microphone. I hope this is the nucleus of a sustained recovery from your travails.
What's your take on the Hunter Biden indictment saga? I fear this is classic bait and switch, in which case, what is being buried in lieu?
Keep well Mark.
On September 15, 2023 at 2:56 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
Glad you're feeling up to handling today's Q&A. That the Republican establishment doesn't seem too troubled by Trump's four indictments suggests they're hoping for a fifth and sixth. If the mask hadn't already fallen it seems obvious by now that there is no conservative party in U.S. politics.
In your opinion do they even wish to win the 2024 election, or would they rather have an increasingly senile Joe Biden for another four years (or however many he has left)?
I know that it still hurts to laugh, but do you think they'll show their mettle in the current budget negotiations? Do they have the backbone to force a government shutdown?
Take good care and please share with us club members how Italian hospital food compares to the many other countries in which you've convalesced.
On September 15, 2023 at 2:57 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Welcome back, Mark.
Following yourself and your circle of guest and pundits, when I connect all of the dots, this is what I fear:
Decades long Blue State violations against the second amendment, then Crippling inflation fueled by fuel costs that limit our mobility. Now, Biden pushes UAW to strike due to his EV policies. The left has only one out of this political disaster and that's World War. This brings the Elite's war on Americans full circle. These policies have prepared American soil for the coming ground troops. I know. It's too outrageous.
Here is an alternate question for those who are weak in the knees:
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month which started on the 15th?
Why do we celebrate Hispanic Heritage, then disparage Christopher Columbus?
On September 15, 2023 at 2:59 pm, Pete Procopio wrote:
The UAW is officially on strike. For the first time in their 88 year history they walked out on the "big three" (Ford, GM, Stellantis) simultaneously.
They're demanding to be paid more - 40% more, to make EV's that nobody wants. If that's not "Bidenomics" I don't know what is. Growing a bloated manufacturing sector thru government mandates and subsidies...dashed by the bottom up and middle out. Any thoughts?
Glad you're still with us
On September 15, 2023 at 3:03 pm, Dale Owens wrote:
As Italy faces full-scale invasion by hordes of asylum seekers do you think Giorgia Meloni is turning out to be just another fake populist, trying to be nice to the respectable people like Biden and von der Leyen?
Dale, a Welshman living near Milan, Italy
On September 15, 2023 at 3:04 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
What puzzles me about the UAW strike is that the press is reporting that ca. 10% of auto workers in the Big Three are actually striking. Understandable that not everyone working for an auto company is on the production line, but one in ten?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:07 pm, Matt from Upstate NY wrote:
Wednesday's show reminded me of a conversation I had recently with a close friend, an attorney in France who was talking about the recent riots and the French intifada. I compared their invasion of 'migrants' with ours along the southern border. From his perspective he thinks we are in much better shape here than France because of the religious element--at least our invaders are Christian and therefore somewhat more assimilable. Do you think he has a point or is it a case of the grass being greener on the other side of the fence?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:08 pm, Geoff wrote:
Listening to Paul Morland was discouraging, perhaps more so because of how dispassionate he is--those are the figures, they don't lie. Is it just a matter of time before much larger waves come north and move in to quickly emptying real estate?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:11 pm, Mark Lipniacki wrote:
Heartfelt Greetings Mark,
"For this relief much thanks" Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1
With very best wishes for a complete recovery,
On September 15, 2023 at 3:12 pm, Diane Oliver wrote:
I do hope you're feeling a bit better.
Do you have any explanation for why the West, once so alive to the danger of Islam, decided en mass to open our doors and just let, or even encourage them in?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:14 pm, Joseph Dornisch wrote:
It seems that in the USA we have totally taken the idea of freedom of speech and applied it where it was never intended and are restricting it where it was intended. Currently, it means you have the freedom to publish and produce pornography and to instruct children on all manner of topics regarding sexuality. It however does not seem to apply to parents who want to question school boards on what is going on, instruct children in the ways of religion (or at least Christianity), or if you merely want to question the regime on social media. How have we gotten this so backwards?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:14 pm, Tom Gelsinon wrote:
I've just come across a news item about a book banning (or actually removal) project in a Canadian high school in Ontario. Apparently, all books published prior to 2008 have been removed from the school's library, at the order of the local school board, to ensure that students "are not exposed to non-inclusivity."
Coincidentally, I am almost to the end of your latest tale,"Out of Time," which I am greatly enjoying despite (spoiler alert!) the tragic flame out of the time traveler's romantic relationship. After reading the news from Ontario, I kind of wish I could jump into a contraption that would fly me to the 1890s so that I could warn the world of the madness to come. But then again, I doubt anyone would believe me.
On September 15, 2023 at 3:16 pm, Juan Otero wrote:
Hi Mark, glad to see you are (little by little) back in the fray.
Laura put the fear of God in me with her "Masks are back" from yesterday. Is it possible?, maybe new mandates?, passports?, whatever?... I am pessimistic and at the same time can't believe humanity is totally stupid. What is your gut feeling about it?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:18 pm, Kirk05 wrote:
Welcome back Mark!!
Get out of politics. Take care of your health.
I really enjoyed listening to "Out of Time" and now "The Prisoner of Windsor". Not only are you a terrific writer, but your audio presentation is superb. Any thoughts of turning those two satirical works into films? Maybe that could be the next film project of Ann and Phelim.
On September 15, 2023 at 3:22 pm, eaglepatriotminuteman1776 wrote:
Dear Mr Steyn,
I do not understand why so many Britons and Commonwealth citizens love America so much. The United States did everything it possibly could to subvert the British Empire, so why do Lord Black and so many English love the US so much? If anything, they should loathe the US for snaffling the world from under Britain's feet and then letting the world go to hell. A world with Britain as a superpower would have been much better.
People need to realise that the the United States is the cause of half the world's problems - everything from wokery to crappy music. American liberals and neo-cons love to say Russia should be divided up. Perhaps Russia and China should divide the US between themselves instead and thereby put an end to the cancer spreading from this country to the rest of the world. By the time they leave, they will have eradicated all the woke purple haired freaks anyway.
Sorry for the dark mood. I just worked a twelve hour shift at a dairy plant and busted my tire leaving the parking lot.
William of KEEEEEEEEEEEEEV
On September 15, 2023 at 3:23 pm, The Notorious Mr. J wrote:
I hope the Italian health care system is as good as the French one that brought you back to Health. Get well and fit to command the 2024 cruise.
There is a disturbing rumbling in Eastern European politics that I would like to hear your opinion about. One hears various Russian military and civilian bigwigs talking openly about an expansion of war to the West, in a revival of old Russian imperialist ambitions. There have even been a few that talk of preemptive nuclear strikes in Europe with the assumption that America would be too chicken to actually strike back with A-force to protect Europe. The fact that Putin isn't publicly telling them to shut their yaps implies consent and agreement with such rabid talk, or at least the willingness to use it as blustering propaganda. As London based Russian expat Vlad Vexler recently pointed out such rantings are a moral obscenity even if they are not serious, since they raise tensions to the point that nuclear accidents are more likely. It's funny, but in some ways the late stage USSR seemed to be a saner place.
On September 15, 2023 at 3:26 pm, Matt wrote:
A while back you played Chattanooga Choo Choo by Glenn Miller, 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 Beneke 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 and the "Hi there Tex, what you say" intro out and some include it? Was that an early example of a shorter version of a song for radio?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:28 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
I hope you're feeling a bit better. We missed your dulcet tones the past couple of weeks. I have a quick question, or comment really on matters demographic that I'd like you to opine on. I recently read an article that made the point that shoving women into the work force, although beneficial for GDP growth in the short run, ultimately condemns a society to demographic death. China and most western countries have heard this siren song and are paying the price with unsustainable birthrates. We collectively seem to have deluded ourselves into thinking that women should be doing the same nasty, dangerous, but necessary jobs that can easily be done by loathsome, smelly, and expendable men. This despite the fact that women are the indispensable sex and we desperately need to nurture their unique abilities. One country, India, seems to be bucking the trend with the labor participation rate among Hindu women falling below 30%. Does Hollywood need to start making action movies starring Super Ultra Mega Mom, instead of making Franchise Girl 23?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:32 pm, Joe Patterson wrote:
What do you think of London's mayor stating a photo of a white family "doesn't represent real Londoner's" So good to have you back. Wishing you well.
On September 15, 2023 at 3:33 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Do you suppose New Mexico's governor might have been influenced by your "Don't wave your Constitution at me" reasoning when she attempted with a wave of her hand to further restrict the Constitution's second amendment in her state? Do we know if she listens to the show?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:37 pm, Maggie from PA wrote:
Mark, delighted to hear your voice. Do you think the WHO will succeed in imposing their tyranny on the West? If not, what will stop them?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:39 pm, Scot A wrote:
Just wanted to wish all the best to Mark and get well. He is in our prayers and we need him to continue to be a strong voice for first principles.
On September 15, 2023 at 3:41 pm, John Barrett wrote:
I hope you don't mind me asking - I think many of us are wondering how you are doing. Are you able to rise from your "sickbed" for some outdoor pursuits and entertainment? How about reading and writing?
Sending Granite State healing vibes...
On September 15, 2023 at 3:44 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Now Mark, wouldn't the world be a safer place if Lindsey Graham was thrown in the clink? Shouldn't we at least pocket the occasional broken clock being right twice a day moments that the rabid left give us?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:47 pm, David Smailes wrote:
Hi Mark, have you had a chance to see the movie Sound of Freedom? I saw it very recently when it finally reached the UK and found it absorbing, powerful and moving. Wondering what you think both of the film itself and the opposition to it from the elites; I believe it took 5 years even to get it released.
Wishing you better health for the future.
On September 15, 2023 at 3:50 pm, Martin wrote:
I noticed you and other commentators refer to the Democratic Party in the U.S. as the Democrat Party. Is this deliberate and if so what is the reason?
On September 15, 2023 at 3:54 pm, George Pereira wrote:
It's probably just coincidental but isn't it strange how the FBI and the CIA seem to be involved in so many terrorist acts.
For example, the FBI supplied a paid informant, money and expertise to the Islamic terrorists involved in the first attack on the twin towers. The FBI got tired of the plot and withdrew but left the plotters in place. How strange is it they left the attackers to run wild?
Move ahead a few years to the second attack and the FBI claims to have been completely in the dark, completely taken by surprise, honest, really! Even though Mr. Magoo could have seen something was going on the brainiacs at the FBI didn't see a thing.
How believable is that?
I believe the FBI/CIA were involved in the 9-11 attacks just like they have been involved in damn near every other attack on America.
Am I being unfair to the 98% of those agents who are rock solid in support of the constitution?
Ofcom destructum est!