While Mark's away, and by request of members, we're experimenting with an occasional "open thread" forum at SteynOnline.
If you're a member of The Mark Steyn Club and there's something on your mind not covered by Mark's columns or audio-video presentations, feel free to raise it here. The whole world can read it, but Club membership is required to write it. So, if you've been toying with signing up, either for a full year or a see-how-it-goes experimental quarter, you're more than welcome to sign up and give it your best below.
Please remember our usual comment strictures apply - except the one about going off-topic, as in this case the topics are your call. Otherwise, no profanity, no ad hominem attacks, no URL-fests, and don't go crazily over-long. Other than that, have at it!