On May 1, 2018 at 3:59 pm, Al Man from CA wrote:
Mark, I know in this day and age idiocy seems almost to be the norm, but suing himself and suing you again stands out. Did these action surprise you and your team?
Best wishes as always.
On May 1, 2018 at 3:59 pm, Carmen in Torornto wrote:
Did you have any nagging gut feeling or doubts before or during the process of getting into a business arrangement with Cary Katz/CRTV? In retrospect, were there any little red flags, signs, forebodings of the potential for the unbelievable shadiness, chicanery and litigiousness that followed?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:04 pm, Timothy Boggs wrote:
I'm thinking a new cat album is needed, Mark: Pussy Katz: The Reckoning. The album would include the song from Oliver! You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two:
In this life, one thing counts
In the bank, large amounts
I'm afraid these don't grow on trees,
You've got to pick-a-pocket or two
On May 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm, Andrew Jones wrote:
"As you know, he's also re-suing me, this time for a mere $5 million"
Aye. There was a time when this was considered a decent amount of cash.
On May 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm, April Havey wrote:
Well I would like to know 2 things....;)
1. Which show do you enjoy the most being a guest on and why?
2. Will you have a shot of whiskey with me the next time you are in Massachusetts? LoL
Answer either or both and I'm cool with it.. Thanks Mark
On May 1, 2018 at 4:08 pm, Emily Maxymiv wrote:
I have a household of devoted Mark Steyn fans, right down to my 7-year-old daughter who very much enjoyed your reading of "The Cat That Walked by Himself". I received a gift membership this past Christmas and truly love everything about it, especially Tales for Our Time. A while back on one of your live Q&A's you mentioned possibly starting some classical music programming which I'm completely in favor of. Any chance we might see some of this in the next year?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:10 pm, Tom Foster wrote:
As you stroll the halls of the Fox News studios, do you ever bump into Mark Levin or Michelle Malkin? And, if so, are those encounters as much fun as I imagine they might be?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:10 pm, Karen Meyer wrote:
Last year you asked your readers if we had any experience with the student loan industry. Does this mean there is a book in the works in the same vein as "A Disgrace to the Profession"?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:11 pm, Carla Micallef wrote:
Hi Mark, I have really enjoyed being part of the Mark Steyn Club this past year. I particularly enjoy the interviews you do, especially with Dr. Jordan Peterson, Douglas Murray and Lindsay Shepherd. Are you planning more interviews? Thank you for continuing to shine the light of free speech into the dark corners of the world. All the best, Carla
On May 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
As a founding member of the Mark Steyn club (I have already renewed my subscription) I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy my membership. I would like to see more Steyn Posts as well as more interviews with people in the news (politics, culture, etc). I am looking forward to new features you are looking to bring forth in the next year.
How can I become your lawyer (I am looking for steady employment!!).
On May 1, 2018 at 4:14 pm, Alan Miller wrote:
Congratulations on winning the CRTV case! I note this comment from Robert Michaels (henceforth referred to as Mr. Stupid):
So you won your case against CRTV. Now instead of hurting a fledgling conservative TV network take costs plus 10% for your trouble and let them be. Be the bigger man.
Well, with respect Mark, aren't you a 'fledgling conservative media network'? You make and broadcast your own shows from your own set, and host a variety of well known guests.
So Mr. Stupid's suggestion seems to be that the smaller fledgling outlet (you) should make a massive charitable donation to the larger, 'struggling' and criminal outlet (CRTV). Its a kind of reverse Robin Hood whereby we rob from the weak and give to the strong that prey upon them. There's a song for that.
Also, how does Mr. Stupid expect you to be the 'bigger man', when he wants you to keep giving money away to larger (and criminal) organisations? Surely that will just make you smaller? What am I not understanding about Mr Stupid's stupid demand?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:14 pm, Raj S wrote:
A question based on your books America alone and After America, I have a question:
Does States' genuine multiculturalism have better chance of success than Union's Bi-culturalism or Kingdom's multiculturalism-lite?
States=USA, Union=EU, Kingdom=UK
Genuine multiculturalism = All comers are welcome;
Bi-culturalism = Post Christians tolerated, Refugees welcome;
Multiculturalism-lite = Historically welcomed Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, and Hindus, but now dumping ground for EU.
Raj from Ontario
P.S.Your books are available in government funded public libraries
On May 1, 2018 at 4:16 pm, Vicki Sullivan wrote:
Hi Mark. When can your fans expect to see a new book from you, not that you haven't been busy. And what will the topic be?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:17 pm, Andrew A wrote:
I joined the club on June 6, and despite being reprimanded in the comments section a couple times and being censored once, the club has been very good to me. I plan to renew.
One thing concerns me. I most appreciate the Steyn Online material that is most coloured by your own personal experience. Aside from your interesting and entertaining legal problems, will you continue to have the time to do weeks and months of "field research" in Europe and elsewhere as you did in the past? What sets you apart from almost all other commentators is the fact that you invest yourself personally into your work, and you regularly cross physical, social, and conceptual boundaries that the others never do. I'm willing to accept a Steyn media blackout lasting months and weeks; I'll accept fewer shows and fewer media appearances so long as your unique style remains uncompromised whenever you return.
Best wishes, and hoping for continued success to the Steyn Club for another year and longer.
On May 1, 2018 at 4:20 pm, Wanda Sherratt wrote:
Have you ever read "Three Men In A Boat" by Jerome K. Jerome? I think it would be ideal as a summer Tales For Our Time project. It's basically a Victorian road trip diary, and summer is the time when thoughts turn to travel and tourism. Also, I think it would be ideally suited to your talents, with its constant digressions on food, architecture, sleep, weather, etc. Not to mention history - there's an entire chapter about Magna Carta! Also, it's very humorous, and I think you need some cheerful entertainment to take your mind off the daily ugliness of politics and lawsuits.
On May 1, 2018 at 4:21 pm, Fred wrote:
Has our beloved Mark Steyn Club website ever been hacked?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:22 pm, Nathaniel wrote:
Hello Mark, do you think that if little Alfie was Muslim that he would have been condemned to death as swiftly by the NHS or would the bureaucrats have respected his parents' wishes to sustain his life and treat him? If Saudi Arabia had offered to air lift him to a top hospital in Riyadh?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:23 pm, Charles Moritz wrote:
Hi Mark, in many respects we (America) seems to mirror Europe's drift toward socialism. Yet while many
European countries have some sort of mandatory "national service", any concept of "the draft" (however
broadly defined) is anathema here. Think we'll ever have one? Thanks, Charlie
On May 1, 2018 at 4:25 pm, Joseph Meade wrote:
I love the Steyn Posts. Keep them coming!.
On May 1, 2018 at 4:26 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
As a founding member of the club, I must admit that I've really enjoyed the 'tales for our time' - far more than I thought I would. It has a sort of public broadcasting element to it - educating and civilising at the same time.
My current request would be for some fiction from H P Lovecraft of Cthulhu mythos fame. His caricature had featured on a bust for winners of the World Fantasy Award until a couple of years ago, when SJW types put pressure on his removal for questionable views on race that he'd expressed in the 1920s - a forerunner of the removal of statuary and the abolition of history that is now plaguing the west.
On May 1, 2018 at 4:28 pm, Paul Harmon wrote:
Mark, I think Keziah Daum's oriental prom dress was an excellent example of melting-pot cultural dynamics at work, and that the current social media bashing she is getting for her light hearted Prom pictures is a perfect example of cyber-bullying. Agree?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm, Allison Coates wrote:
Tales for our time is wonderful in part because it explains how we got here, in the 21st. Century.
I'd love to see you help us understand even more history of how we got here. By comparison to my peers, I'm as knowledgeable as the great J. M. Roberts himself, but compared to actual giants of the past, I know so little.
So how about some more monologues on the 18th and 19th and 10th c. or q and a with historians who don't interpret everything through gender/class/race Marxist bilge?
Or a book on lessons of the 19th c. we've unlearned?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:31 pm, Leigh wrote:
I was recently driving through the States where I saw the hollowed-out communities you've talked about so often, nothing but fast food restaurants, "For Lease" signs, and payday loan outfits. The anguish and hopelessness were obvious. My question to you is this: on the economic/trade front, what is the right policy prescription? Is Pat Buchanan on to something? Could tariffs (provided Americans are willing to give up their addiction to cheap crap) make a difference? Or, given the onslaught of automation, is there even a path forward that doesn't involve the government dolling out a minimum income?
PS Please, please, please tell me there is another Clubbable Steyn in the works. I devoured the last one in a sitting.
On May 1, 2018 at 4:34 pm, John Wilson wrote:
A request on the Club itself: would it be possible to provide us with a Mark Steyn Club Library? What I mean is, it's somewhere between difficult and impossible (at least for me) to find your old columns, etc. Could there be a search function on the web site? If it's already there could you point us to it? Just one more thing to fill up your time now that you're rolling in all that imaginary cash.
On May 1, 2018 at 4:36 pm, Stanley Radford wrote:
Mark, Congrats on the great win! I've thoroughly enjoyed the club over the past year. I have enjoyed the poetry readings with background discussions in particular. Here's a request: I'd enjoy hearing your take on Dylan Thomas's "Fern Hill," a beautiful and musical elegy. Thanks. Keep up the great and good work.
On May 1, 2018 at 4:38 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Still reeling from Michelle Wolf's I Killed A Baby And I Liked It joke at the correspondents' dinner.
Meanwhile today on Montreal radio heard an iman talking about the new ceremony/party for 13 year old Muslim girls celebrating their donning the hijab. What do you think of this?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:39 pm, Steven Payne wrote:
What do you think of the proposition, which I'm sure is not original to me, that civilizations, like individuals have a life span. Call them civilizations or empires or societies, whatever, but it does seem like the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, British, etc. all had their youths, their primes, and then their slow fades into relative insignificance.
Is the United States and perhaps Western Civilization ready to retire and soon to be in a nursing home?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm, Stanley Radford wrote:
Mark, Congrats on the one-year anniversary. I've really enjoyed the "live" poetry readings. I know that you say you don't take requests (though it seems that you do - at least sometimes), but would be be interested in your take on and reading of "Fern Hill," surely one of the most beautiful and musical "elegies" written in the past few centuries. Keep up the great work and the good fight!
On May 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
I am interested in the Pruitt kerfuffle. It can't actually be about "ethical considerations"; they amount to his paying too much (for first-class airline seats, and not at all out of line with past EPA administrators -- they all seem to jet all over the planet while berating the rest of us for our ginormous carbon footprints) or too little (low-rent hotel room from the wife of a lobbyist). It's about what he's actually doing, isn't it?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:43 pm, Charles Wascher wrote:
What do you feel about breaking the US up into more states to allow Red counties follow their heart in blue states ... If we allow balkanization based on all types of hyphenated Americans ...why not break California into three states / Illinois into 2 states / NY into 2 states ... etc etc
On May 1, 2018 at 4:45 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
I am still reeling from the Michelle Wolf 'I Killed A Baby And I Liked It' joke at the Correspondents Dinner.
Meanwhile heard an iman on Montreal radio today talking about the new ceremony/party that more and more Muslim families are holding which celebrates their 13 year old daughter putting on the hijab. What do you think of this? He also said he would be disappointed and would not punish his daughter if she chose not to do so if you can believe him, but imagine the pressure to don the hijab!
On May 1, 2018 at 4:50 pm, Rich wrote:
Hi Mark, huge fan of the club, only regret is not being a first-day member! It must've been a busy opening week here in the flat lands of NH. Your columns are my favorite bit, but I often enjoy your song of the week; I always learn a thing or two about the origins of great music.
Do you have a plan for The Clubbable Steyn? Will it be a regular publication or reserved for special occasions? Any plans to make it digital?
Off topic, but picking up on the last Q&A, the left has claimed a few new scalps: Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park will be renamed Jersey Street, and Holy Cross will no longer use the Crusader Knight as its mascot. What I find interesting is that there are some liberals who have come out against these changes, even in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. As far as I know, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh still hasn't taken a position on Yawkey Way or Faneuil Hall, which may be the next progressive trophy. As one of the more prominent voices in this debate over erasing history, do you receive any schadenfreude from progressives getting with the program and recognizing the slippery slope, or do you find the whole ordeal pathetic?
On May 1, 2018 at 4:51 pm, Bryan Hewson wrote:
Happy birthday to the Mark Steyn Club and wish it many Happy Returns in future years.
Keep up the good work and best to the Steyn clan.
On May 1, 2018 at 4:51 pm, Ken wrote:
This seems like a good time for members to thank the people who support the Club and SteynOnline from behind the scenes. That would include your technical and admin staff, and design and artistic contributors. They almost make it look easy, it's so well done.
On May 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
OMG Mark you just referred to Canada as "the Old Country". I'm dying. HAR.
On May 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Hi Mark. Love the MSC, including special extras such as the opportunity to ask you questions live! Would love to see/ hear more interviews from time to time, as these are always outstanding, regardless of the guest. The background and context for all the arts content (Tales, Poems, Songs, Movies) is always fascinating. Any chance you'd consider adding the occasional (Western Civilisation) "history" lesson? Best wishes, Kate
On May 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm, Sue Sims wrote:
Three Men in a Boat? I tried reading extracts from that to one of my classes (I teach English), and had to give up because I couldn't stop laughing. With any luck, you might control yourself better.
On May 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm, Deborah McKenzie wrote:
Ooh yes do three men in a boat (to say nothing of the dog)!
On May 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm, Ray Winchester wrote:
I went on a search for mainly a truthful person. Mark met that. So did Nigel Farage. I just hope they give them both knighthoods.
They are the most intelligent people of our age.
Arlene Foster and Trump too.
You should have lots of children.
On May 1, 2018 at 5:10 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
Given your comments about the connection between citizenship and national service, maybe you should consider a novel from the golden age of sci fi for Tales of Our Times: Starship Troopers. The movie was dreadful, but the book is a rip snorting tale.
On May 1, 2018 at 5:10 pm, Kyle Baker wrote:
On a Steynpost last year, you claimed that more people are alive today than have ever lived previously.
I found this fact astonishing—the most mind-boggling thing I'd heard since the Berenstain Bears multiverse theory—so I shared it often in conversation. I've come to trust you as much as one can trust a fellow they've never met, so I took it as read that you knew what you were talking about.
Having received much incredulous blowback, I did a cursory search online. I found many articles purporting to debunk the claim as myth. All of them referenced the (apparently nongovernmental) Population Reference Bureau, and peg the number of previously lived at roughly 100 billion.
Do you stand by your claim, and if so, do you have evidence to support it? I confess reluctantly that I don't even see the political angles here—especially not from the side of someone heroically battling the Climate Mafia—and I'm left puzzled as to the truth of the matter.
I know this is not particularly topical but I hope you can address this!
Thank you and keep fighting the good fight,
On May 1, 2018 at 5:10 pm, Ralph Schoellhammer wrote:
Your former colleague at National Review, Jonah Goldberg published a new book called "Suicide of the West," although the title has been a little overused in recent years, it is an interesting read. I do, however, disagree with his assessment that nationalism is necessarily a bad thing. You cannot beat something with nothing, and when confronted with resurgent Islamism or gender identities I guess I would pick king and country as my primary source of identity any time. I know you haven't done book reviews in a while, but I so enjoyed your review of Robert Kagan's book The World America Made a couple of years back that I wondered if there is any chance you might review Mr. Goldberg's book as well. More generally, I believe that many of your readers would enjoy a Steynian book review corner - although I guess you need to sleep at some point.
All the best from Austria,
On May 1, 2018 at 5:10 pm, William Atkinson wrote:
Mark, question about the migrant caravan and election meddling. Having lived in Central America for 10 years I experienced the last Honduran election firsthand. An unpopular president that is an ally of the U.S. governent ran for reelection. The election itself, held last november, was obviously fraudulent with even the Organization of American States refusing to recognize the results. We had three or four weeks of turmoil and confusion, then the U.S. State Department came out and declared the incumbent president, a U.S. ally, president. Military repression followed and by January the protesters were dispersed by force, then last month the migran caravan starts for the U.S. It seems to me that much of the migrant problem stems from certain intrusive U.S. foreign policies. While I do not agree with illegal immigration, it seems the U.S. pushes many populations to this end with forcing leaders on them that they do not want.
On May 1, 2018 at 5:10 pm, Kurt Piper wrote:
Katz is suing your for being "Happy".
I donate my expected winning prize of a subscription to CRTV to Scott Adams because he'll think it's funny.
On May 1, 2018 at 8:43 pm, April Havey wrote:
Let's get lit up soon LMAO. I will drive to you!!!!!!!
On May 1, 2018 at 9:11 pm, Maggie Menzies wrote:
Could you suggest to Tucker that he stop inviting on all of the Clintinistas with their grinning talking points and their constant over talking? (I cannot see his email and I am not on Twitter ) - entre nous, your visits to his show are the best bits.
On May 1, 2018 at 9:11 pm, Malcolm Widness wrote:
Mark, I'm a pastor at a Christian church here in NH and take the Bible seriously. It speaks in the Book of Romans, chapter 1, of God "giving people over" to the consequence of their choices and sin, i.e. - they should honor and obey Him for the gift of life but they refuse. As a consequence "their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened...they claimed to be wise but they became fools." I believe this has happened to US elites. For such smart people to hold the irrational positions they do on so many subjects makes no sense logically. I think this spiritual, supernatural explanation makes the most sense for why. Any thoughts?
On May 1, 2018 at 9:11 pm, AB43 wrote:
Mark, What I find the most ridiculous in Kanye West controversy that WHITE talking heads on leftist media denouncing in strongest term and derogatory language Kanye West for " betraying" his black brothers by supporting (or not hating) President Trump. The white masters of Democrat plantation views him as a runaway slave that has to be shamed into returning to the plantation. Since this did not work as expected and Kanye West doubled down on his rebellion the latest news is that with the tacit concurrence of the democrat plantation management Kanye West is threatened with assassination for his brazen rebellion of daring express his own thought of not Hating President Trump. What is your take on this?
On May 1, 2018 at 9:35 pm, Walter Freeman wrote:
Your music and movie reviews are surprisingly (to me) excellent. keep them up. Where do you find the time for all your high quality work?
On May 2, 2018 at 6:05 am, Mark Ferrigno wrote:
A big yes vote for more Steyn Posts.
On May 2, 2018 at 8:38 am, Richard Caskey wrote:
Hey Mark, a couple of quick suggestions for song of the week, Dion and the Belmonts classic Runaround Sue, and Johnny Cash's iconic A Boy Named Sue. As always, enjoying the discussion.
On May 2, 2018 at 10:09 pm, Michael Turcotte wrote:
It was sooo understated it almost slipped by. I relistened and had the biggest laugh out loud.
"The best place to be...under a Ukrainian hooker!"
Too funny Mark!