On October 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm, Raj S wrote:
Peter Hitchens, in his book "Abolition of Britain", faults Mick Jagger, among others, for weakening the British
institutions. As a critic and practioner of music, what are your views on degenerate music? Why is good music so
uncool these days?
P.S. My soon to be 14 year old child listens only to instrumentals, thank god!
On October 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm, Matthew McWilliams wrote:
Well, the first set of indictments are out in the Mueller investigation and have been greeted with the expected glee from the Left and NeverTrump right. From my point of view, they seem to be much ado about nothing. Further, I think if Mueller had more he would have laid that out already.
My question is, what do you think the reaction will be from the Left and NeverTrump right when they figure out that the current indictments are much ado about nothing, at least as far as Trump is concerned, and that there is no more coming?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:02 pm, Greg Fantin wrote:
It really seems that the "Trump Dossier" was designed to give Obama's FBI, and other intelligence gathering entities with the federal government, a legitimate pretense for conducting surveillance on a political rival. If it ended there, and Hillary and the Dems just slunk away in defeat, I could envision Trump shrugging and just getting on with his presidency. However, given that Hillary and the Dems have continued to use the Dossier to destroy Trump's presidency, I certainly hope he unleashes the investigatory powers at his disposal to shine a light on his criminally corrupt opposition.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm, Kent W. wrote:
Hi Mr. Steyn!
Five years from today -- October 30, 2022 -- which of the following, if any, will have occurred:
A) The Mann vs. Steyn "Trial of the Century" defamation suit will actually have gone to trial
B) The Robert Mueller "Russian Collusion" special counsel investigation will have finished and closed up shop
C) Hillary Clinton will have run out of excuses for why she lost to Donald Trump
Just wondering . . . .
On October 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm, William Stroock wrote:
Re-Blair Witch dialogue. C'mon Steyn, what were the actors supposed to do, but on their best Grant-Hepburn accents and say, 'Oh Cary, how are we ever going to get away from this silly old Blair Witch?' and 'Never mind that darling, let's have a champagne cocktail?'
On October 30, 2017 at 4:05 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
Mark, it's nearly Hallowe'en (not actually much of a big deal, my side of the Atlantic) and the social justice crowd are going bonkers about "cultural appropriation" and "stereotyping" in America and Canada, apparently. How is it simultaneously "cultural appropriation" and "racial stereotyping" to wear a "sombrero"? Incidentally, in Spanish, a "sombrero" is any kind of hat to keep the sun off, so that a Chilean sombrero looks nothing like a Mexican one, but I don't suppose they want you to know that at Millersville University, whose vice president of diversity and inclusion said:
"Some costumes perpetuate negative stereotypes on specific cultures, races, classes, genders, sexualities, and religions. As a community, we are continuously striving to create a more welcoming environment valuing inclusiveness, integrity, and self-reflection."
Whatever that means.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:07 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
In the aftermath of Weinstein and the 'me too' hashtag, is the pendulum about to swing too far the other way? Crucially, will we see the return of chaperones?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm, Tom in Missouri wrote:
2nd attempt . . .
Are you planning a 2017 Christmas show? Your 2016 on-line presentation was most entertaining, especially your warbling with the girls.
If the answer is "no," perhaps some donations from your faithful followers could persuade you. I'll gladly provide a C-note . . .
Also: When will we be treated by another songfest from Patsy Gallant? She quickly "captured" this old sailor's attention.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm, Kevin Clark wrote:
Could you comment on the Sarah Palin/NYT libel case versus Steyn/Mann? Why was the former resolved so expeditiously while yours grinds on?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:11 pm, Mike wrote:
Did you notice that the most pathetic thing about the "dossier" is its attempt to eliminate suspicion that the Clinton campaign was behind it by including statements that Clinton was also targeted along with Trump for compromising intel, but alas, the Russians just couldn't find anything good on Clinton to report, and specifically stated multiple times within it that nothing turned up on Clinton that was "embarrassing".
On October 30, 2017 at 4:12 pm, Samer Abbas wrote:
I enjoy your perspective on demographics, in particular European demographics. As it is a rather eggshelly topic, we don't really have anyone in Australia to offer any Mark Steynesque insight. Could you please comment on Australian demographics and any predictions for the lucky country.
Thanks Mark, keep up the good fight!
On October 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm, Scott Drew wrote:
Mark...Did you see that at Cornell University the Black Students Union is complaining to the administration that too many of the 'black student slots' are being taken up by Africans, as opposed to African-Americans? It's with great irony that the Africans apparently aren't "black" enough.
My wife is a recent permanent resident from Ghana so I see this with some amusement.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:16 pm, Benjamin Car wrote:
Hey Mark, you're definitely a great political writer and commentator. I wonder, however, what writers on politics and culture have influence you over the years? it doesn't have to be a big list, maybe just a couple of names and your favorite works by them.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:18 pm, Eddy Cho wrote:
Mark with regards to your insights into the demographic situation and the silent threat it seems to pose to the fate of the Western world... Do you think the next generation of Westerners will be able to develop an understanding and appreciation of our culture that will be able to stand toe-to-toe with that of Islam?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm, Michael near Atlanta wrote:
Does not Mueller's approach to "Russian collusion" remind you of Larentiy Beria, Stalin's henchman? "Show Me The Man, And I'll Show You The Crime?" That seems to be how Trump is to be "neutralized," starting with his underlings. We know how that turned out for Beria. May Mueller get his deserts as well, though I hope so brutally. Thoughts?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:20 pm, Greg Fantin wrote:
Is there a bigger form of "cultural appropriation" than taking another culture's language? If not, then perhaps we can do away with all of the bilingual education requirements in public schools and save the taxpayers' some money by firing a bunch of cultural appropriating teachers?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm, David Elstrom wrote:
I was struck by your commentary at the beginning of The Prisoner of Zenda concerning the modern inability to understand ordinary heroism. How much more difficult is it to understand the concept of honor that motivated the main character. I believe such understanding is virtually impossible in our age of moral relativism--when right and wrong are more likely to mean the difference between getting away with it or being found out.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm, Thomas Young wrote:
Mark plz say something about the Las Vegas slaughter. I allowed 3-4 weeks for LE to gather the data; where is the prelim. report on Paddock? This is ridicules
On October 30, 2017 at 4:27 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, what are your thoughts about Quebec banning the Burkah Body Bag for Babes? I mean-sorry-the niqab. How did Quebec become the most sensible place in Canada and perhaps you can elucidate how lefty, male columnists are tying themselves into pretzels defending this barbarity as "women's right to choose".
On October 30, 2017 at 4:29 pm, Michael Trueblood wrote:
Did you know that Pittsburgh's art commission has voted to remove the Stephen Foster statue? I've been meaning to go take a few pictures if the weather (climate) improves.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm, B.Smith wrote:
What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Can you suggest some terrifically offensive costumes for us deplorables?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:33 pm, Darlene Passons wrote:
I wonder why no one ever looks to mothers when talking about all this sexual harassment which appears to be everywhere. Having been a mother interested in my children's mental & physical health, I also was interested in just how they saw the world and gave them what I called the 'tools' to navigate through their lives. I did not coddle them, never expected my son to act any differently than my daughter morally. Women complain so often about men, yet they raise them. They are so 'padded up' just to play nowadays I wonder how they move much less have playtime. Are we afraid of our children? Are we in charge? We should be. Make them strong. Give them a strong sense of who they are. Make them earn what they want. Build a better product. Responsibility sucks as some might say but you cannot ignore it and hope it goes away.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:39 pm, Michael Bledsoe wrote:
As the Autumn Leaves start to fall and October Goes, I wondered if you are familiar with the late singer Nancy LaMott who did a beautiful rendition of Autumn Leaves/When October Goes, and, if so, what you thought of her.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:41 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
To follow up on Mr. MWilliams, BBC News this morning said repeatedly that "initial" indictments had been filed. If Manafort is a small fish, where are the big fish?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm, Mark Shere wrote:
The dear wife and I are loving the late 1800s writing style of Prisoner of Zenda, as I did with Tragedy of the Korosko, as well as the action in both! How dumb is Hollywood? They insist on making Transformers XII instead of bringing this kind of writing to the modern screen. But maybe it's better this way. If Hollywood gets it lecherous hands on Korosko, the bad guys will be transformed from Mujadeen to the Chinese Mafia. If it ever does Zenda, the real King will be imprisoned as an expression of homophobia. Who comes next, Mark, Kipling?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm, Raj S wrote:
Peter Hitchens, in his book "Abolition of Britain", faults Mick Jagger, among others, for weakening the British
institutions. As a critic and practioner of music, what are your views on degenerate music? Why is good music so uncool these days?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:43 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
Re: Miilersville University
"Millersville University is both a top-notch university and a vital part of the Central Pennsylvania town of Millersville ..."
On October 30, 2017 at 4:44 pm, Alan Miller wrote:
Trump boasted about grabbing women by their private parts, yet I can only find a couple of allegations, no court cases, and the impropriety alleged is only a small fraction of what Weinstein did. In other words, Trump was just making a hollow boast about what how sexually uninhibited he was around women. What is worse, hollow boasting about something you've barely done, or mild references, a la Weinstein, about things you've done lots of?
Noting that 1/2 million women went on the Pussy Grabs Back march against Trump, and since what Weinstein did was ten times worse and included Bukake, why haven't we seen 5 million women on a Pussy Ejaculates Back march against Weinstein?
On October 30, 2017 at 4:51 pm, Edward, UK wrote:
Yet another "Asian" grooming gang was in court last week, to very little media fanfare. What is your advice to parents and grandparents who are seriously worried about the safety of our children, when we see repeatedly that our politicians do not car and are carrying on the same path of pathological immigration.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm, \"Doc\" Urban wrote:
Hi Mark, We're entering the "season of giving" here in DC, which is that the omnibus bill that funds the government is being built, and all of the lobbyists will be getting their Christmas lists filled in the sack. Do you think that could that be used as a tool to mollify them long enough to cobble a reasonable tax bill?