On October 16, 2018 at 3:56 pm, James wrote:
Don't forget to give a shout out to those Nepalis in one of the world's rare quarter-hour time zones. The Clubland Q&A starts at 1:45pm in Kathmandu.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Are 'hate crimes' one of the worst results of promoting an identity culture? If everyone is not equal before the law, does not such injustice actually breed resentment and hate - the opposite of that which is purportedly intended?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm, Rich wrote:
Hi Mark, glad to have you back!
Remove the politicized emotions and the racial purity arguments now taking place may be the comedic highlight of Trump's first term, a true theater of the absurd: Kanye West is no longer a real black man because he likes Trump, but Senator Warren possibly had a Native American family member between 125 to 300 years ago so she may as well be Sacagawea and you're a racist if you think otherwise. As with all great comedy, there are some elements of tragedy, the most pathetic being establishment media attacking actual Cherokee chiefs for performing their rain dance all over Warren's DNA test. What leaves me rolling my eyes, however, is the fact that she had these results and released them knowing the media would carry her water. Are we at an identity/racial politics endgame where all these identities are meaningless, where a liberal can claim to be any and every color under the sun but a conservative will always be an evil white man?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm, James Miller wrote:
the internal contradictions of identity politics: Being 1,023 one-thousand-and-twenty-fourths white is no obstacle to being a person of color at Harvard Law School, but sexual orientation is genetically inherent and cannot be changed so conversion therapy has to be banned by law, but a Y chromosome is no obstacle to being a woman so conversion therapy is provided free of charge by the US armed forces, but wearing a sombrero or hosting a yoga class is cultural appropriation, but...
On October 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm, Andrew Lawton wrote:
I think Elizabeth Warren is part gurka.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm, Babs J wrote:
Mark, I have to pick my sister up at the airport around the time you go live today, so I'm not going to get to submit my question. I'm hoping your moderators might pass it along to you once they read this comment for approval.
Twitter dropped my account some while ago, probably for inactivity. So I started a new one so I could follow my son and daughter. I had no problem doing that much. But then I decided to pull up Fox News in the event I decided to follow Fox. As soon as I did that, I got a message from Twitter telling me that they discovered some "suspicious activity" on my account. I had to re-enter my password at that point and assure them it was not suspicious activity to me.
Can you comment on this, because it sure came across as "suspicious activity" on THEIR part toward me? I got the feeling I was being flagged right then and there as someone they needed to monitor and possibly censor.
Thank you, I much enjoy reading your articles and listening to you on TV and other videos. I'll watch the replay later and hopefully you can deal with the censoring of social media giants toward the end of your Q&A.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:07 pm, Andy wrote:
Who do you think has more Native ancestry--you, Dennis Miller or Elizabeth Warren?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:09 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Elizabeth Warren releasing her "DNA test results" is just the latest example of a politician playing under the rules of the game set by President Trump. It reminds me of Marco Rubio responding to Trump's taunts of "Little Marco" with the comment about the size of Trump's hands during the 2016 primary campaign. I must confess I find Trump's ability to set the narrative of an issue fascinating. It reminds of the great line that golfer Bobby Jones said of a Jack Nicklaus: "He plays a game with which I am not familiar."
Care to speculate as to why politicians are so willing to undertake such silly actions to take on Trump? There is no way there will win a mud fight with Trump!
And, why is Trump unwilling to adopt the more appropriate moniker of "Fauxchoantis" given the BS she spews about her ancestry and handed down recipes?
As always, looking forward to your thoughts.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Hi Mark. Would appreciate hearing your thoughts on...
(i) Renewed push by Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at recent UN General Assembly to prevent "defamation of Islam... and make it illegal and punishable by law." (OIC adopted statement jointly proposed by Turkey and Pakistan).
Meanwhile, #HangAsia (the Pakistani Christian woman, Asia Bibi, facing execution for blasphemy) is trending on social media, and judges involved in the appeal receive death threats.
(ii) If Rachel Dolezal was "guilty" of not only cultural appropriation, but fraud (in obtaining employment based on racial affirmative action), then how can Elizabeth Warren get away with it (including career advancement via Harvard Law). Did Dolezal ever undergo DNA testing to demonstrate even 1/128th African American heritage?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:12 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Will the civilized world ever tell the Saudis to go to hell?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:13 pm, Andrew A wrote:
Will all the Prince's horses and all the prince's men ever put Khashoggi together again?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm, Mark Shere wrote:
So, if I'm understanding it right, Kashoggi's murder turned out to be the cause of Pastor Andrew Brunson's release. The murder made the Turks understand that the Saudis and others can spit on them quite freely if they are on Trump's naughty list. Sounds like a win win to me.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:15 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
The King of Saudi Arabia is the protector of Mecca and Medina and responsible for the the Hajj. Now they have vast wealth and a substantial number of the royal family have been playboys in the western world. The Kings have been bribing the Wahabbi clerics to maintain their religious authority and doing their best to distribute the wealth to avoid revolution. There is a substantial Shia minority in the eastern part of the kingdom that would align with Iran. Lately, King Salman and especially his son Mohammad have been busy suppressing the Wahabbists. The Kingdom is a powder keg for these and several other reason. Being foreign infidels how can our involvement in this issue help anything?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm, Matthew McWilliams wrote:
It seems that the push back against Antifa is beginning. In the past couple of days I've noticed stories about confrontations in Portland and New York between Antifa and a right wing group apparently called the Proud Boys. Most notable to me about the New York incident is that the NYPD seem to have identified at least nine fellows from the Proud Boys to charge with assault and riot, but seem to be short of folks on the other side to charge, even though Antifa seem to have sought out the conflict and several of the participants from Antifa were left sprawled out on the ground when the police arrived. The New York authorities seem more interested in whether or not the Antifa "victims" want to press charges. Any thoughts on this?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm, Walter Dannow wrote:
Thoughts on Cambridge University's student union voting against commemorating Remembrance Day? They said it "glorifies" war and amounts to "jingoistic, imperialist propaganda."
On October 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm, Sol Cranfill wrote:
Why are some countries, such as Libya, so much different from Saudi Arabia and Iran when it comes to paying a price and taking responsibility for terrorism and wars?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
When talking about Youtube, Mark briefly started to go into his best Paul Joseph Watson impression. Be careful or you'll get banned!
On October 16, 2018 at 4:24 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
... about 20 years over-due.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:24 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
On October 16, 2018 at 4:24 pm, Mark Ferrigno wrote:
We can all hope.......
On October 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm, George Pereira wrote:
What about the Antifa chorus from Pow Wow Chow
"You know we belong to the crab,
and the crab we belong to is grand!"
On October 16, 2018 at 4:28 pm, Jill Felzan wrote:
Though they are quite different, the recent books by Douglas Murray, Jonah Goldberg and Jordan Peterson seem to me to share a common theme of something like 'we need to really value, protect, cling to and defend the great, important and civilizing values that we have inherited from our Judeo/Christian past, even if we can no longer be actual believers.' Jonah, for his part, tries to leave religion out of it, but still says it was a 'miracle' that we got these values.
Douglas Murray comes the closest (though I am probably misreading him) to saying, 'Even if we don't have faith, we should fake it, because otherwise we're lost'
Do you think a secular Western Civilization can survive without the religious faiths that created it? I don't see the slightest sign of that happening. This was underscored in your interview with the Irish filmmakers who pointed to how suddenly Ireland succumbed to secularism and then went crazy for abortion
On October 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm, Jennifer Makulla wrote:
With social media companies cracking down on political free speech, even free-market enthusiasts are calling for government regulation. Facebook has added a way to report accounts for spreading "fake" voting information, but refuses to ban the thousands of fake accounts of outraged Muslims who continue to stalk and threaten Mohammad cartoonist Bosch Fawstin, long past the cancellation of Geert Wilders' planned contest in Dutch Parliament.
Aside from dreaded government intervention, do you believe there are any legal mechanisms that would facilitate promotion of a fairer environment for those like Bosch, who himself has had his account suspended 3 times in the last month?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
Mark, the Saudi Embassy is in Ankara. There is a Consulate in Istanbul. I doubt the Turkish intelligence agency would publicize their ability to bug the Embassy. Which reminds me, the opening of From Russia with Love featured the British secret service peering into the USSR Embassy (in Istanbul) with a submarine's periscope that had been installed in the basement. Fleming wasn't loathe to name the real enemy back in the day.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:36 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Is there any truth to the rumor that Elizabeth Warren hatched her plan to pose as a Cherokee to win her job at Harvard Law after watching the 1980s film "Soul Man"?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:37 pm, Karen Marcus wrote:
Here are two blatant examples of misleading and downright FALSE information from Google searches.
One search was for the Gatestone Institute (to which Alan Dershowitz is a regular contributor); the second search was for the vehemently anti-Semitic, pro-female genital mutilation and pro-terrorist and staunchly anti-Israel, Linda Sarsour
This is how Gatestone Institute is described from Google search ( this is from Wikipedia)
The Gatestone Institute is a right-wing anti-Muslim think tank with a focus on Islam and the Middle East. The organization has attracted attention for publishing false articles and being a source of viral falsehoods.
But here is what Gatestone really is:
Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank is dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report in promoting:
Institutions of Democracy and the Rule of Law;
A free and strong economy
A military capable of ensuring peace at home and in the free world
Ensuring the public stay informed of threats to our individual liberty, sovereignty and free speech.
This is how Linda Sarsour is described when you search for her on Google:
Linda Sarsour is an American political activist and former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. Beginning with advocacy on behalf of American Muslims, she has extended her activism to other civil rights issues such as Black Lives Matter, immigration policy, and mass incarceration.
I thoroughly enjoy being a member of the Mark Steyn club and especially your regular email postings and appearances on Tucker Carlson.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm, Tom Foster wrote:
Given her skillful handling of her genetic test, do you agree that it would be useful for Senator Warren to release the results of her most recent IQ test?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm, David wrote:
Will OJ Simpson be helping the Saudi's find the real killer?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm, TF Boggs wrote:
When will we stop caring about what the media tells us we must care about i.e. Khashoggi? Why do we think we must get involved in every little issue around the world? Especially when the issue is one radicalized Muslim group killing another.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
"They always want me to apologize for saying it. I want to apologize," Trump said. "Pocahontas, I apologize to you. To the fake Pocahontas, I won't apologize." Love it!
On October 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm, Karl Chambers wrote:
As for the Antifa thugs stopping cars, I now carry a length of closet pole in my car and will buy bear spray tomorrow. I shall not be chased down my own streets. Of course, if the thug is injured I will be the one in shackles.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm, B. Speegle wrote:
Re: Senator Warren's DNA, if you go to Professor Bustamante's Report, it Notes that the control group does not include any U.S. Native Americans because the Tribes decline to participate in genetic studies. Prof. Bustamante uses Mexican, Peruvian and Bolivian DNA controls for surrogates.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Any comments about the decision by the Marseille council in order to not offend Muslims not to honour the French officer who volunteered to replace a hostage and was killed by a terrorist. So sorry to hear about your cat! Anyway loved the cruise!
On October 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
With the IPCC launching its latest we're-all-gonna-die-!!! gloomathon, is there any rational justification for keeping the UN going?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm, Wm. [redacted] wrote:
The erasure of history continues apace: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6271535/Police-BANNED-sticking-poppies-cars.html
On October 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm, John Wilson wrote:
Mark, are you going to share any behind the scenes footage from the cruise for the benefit of us land-lubbers who couldn't make this one? Or is that kind of access strictly for those who were there and got to know the secret handshakes?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm, David Dimick wrote:
Mark: Congratulations on a great "Steyn at Sea" adventure. Have you decided on next year's debauchery?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:52 pm, Mark Ferrigno wrote:
As Glen Reynolds is fond of saying about the Dems and the Midterms "All they have to do is not act crazy" We can all see this is simply not possible for the.Care to speculate on the Midterms? Has Trump so broken their collective "brain" that crazy is the new normal fr Dems?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:52 pm, Brian W. wrote:
You and Rush were among the few bullish on President Trump before the election, I'd be really interested in your thoughts about the upcoming mid-terms. Any predictions? Thanks in advance!
On October 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm, John Wilson wrote:
So, the biggest question of any news event (for the left) is: How can we blame Trump for it? Does that make the news boring for you or entertaining?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm, Dan wrote:
Hi Mark, do you think Merkel was hard wired to believe in a supra national philosophy, now defunct, and has therefore chosen Islam as the way ahead for german hegemony or even that one must always have an overarching non national non cultural narrative - always ? An earlier german leader thought so.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm, Joe Patterson wrote:
I've read that Sweden has cancelled a long standing Christmas program ostensibly to placate their Muslim population. Is this finally the beginning of the end to Swedish culture?
On October 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm, Brandy Edwards wrote:
After the whole Kavanaugh debacle, one of the huge issues for the Dems with Kavanaugh is abortion. For the left it seems that it's all about abortion. All abortion, all the time. After seeing Gosnell this past weekend, I couldn't help but wonder about the importance of this subject for the left and why they are so hung up on it.
I mean, let's face it, for a woman going for even a simple pap smear test is no fun at all, so it's not like an abortion is some great experience (I wouldn't know, of course). It's barbaric! I would imagine it would be the worst OBGYN visit ever!
Years ago, with Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood abortion was about eugenics in the black communities. Is the left taking eugenics widespread now and trying to impart it on all western societies to control the birthrate? What is their deal with abortion? Why is it the hill they insist on dying upon?
PS - Any word yet on your next cruise location & date??
On October 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm, Brandy Edwards wrote:
I submitted my question before I heard about your loss. I wanted to tell you how sorry I am about your dear cat.
I know all too well how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. It's so heartbreaking.
I wanted to leave you with this beautiful poem that brought me comfort during times when I have lost my pets. I hope it brings a little comfort to you too.
Member of the Family
by Hope Harrington Kolb
What would I do without you,
My precious, furry friend?...
Part mischief, but all blessing,
And faithful to the end!
You look at me with eyes of love;
You never hold a grudge...
You think I'm far too wonderful
To critizice or judge.
It seems your greatest joy in life
Is being close to me...
I think God knew how comforting
Your warm, soft fur would be.
I know you think you're human,
But, I'm glad it isn't true...
The world would be a nicer place
If folks were more like you!
A few short years are all we have;
One day we'll have to part...
But you, my pet, will always have
A place within my heart.
On October 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Mark do you think it's noteworthy that the latest Royal Baby cooking along is called the Royal Baby already but other babies at that stage are considered clumps of cells that are considered expendable and murderable. Struck me rather odd especially with all the news about the Gosnell movie this week. It ain't the Royal Fetus.
On October 16, 2018 at 5:06 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
In the advertisement for the Adorable Deplorables, Mark Steyn and Dennis Miller both have beards.
Will Mark's beard be reanimated for the tour in 2019?