On April 22, 2019 at 5:12 pm, Randy Stafford/and his wife Donna wrote:
Hey, Mark, thought you'd like to tell your son that they are selling Kinder Eggs in Minnesota grocery stores now. I've seen them twice in 2 different stores in the checkout lines. But they call them "Kinder Joy" but they are egg-shaped. I had to look and they do have toys inside the chocolate. They all seemed to be Star Wars themed for some reason.
On April 11, 2019 at 10:12 am, Don Thompson wrote:
Possible future topic for you to address:
One of the perplexing things about the Collusion narrative--
The minute quantity of Russian Facebook/Twitter posts (which also targeted Trump to some extent) and the immense power they supposedly had in swaying the rubes in PA and the Midwest. In contrast, virtually nothing has been said about the DNC's carefully orchestrated $100MM scam of illegal donations to Hillary that were funneled through states. That is 1000X the illegal activity by Russia This was done by the party brass, experts on election law and willing donors. It was referred to the FEC, but it hasn't resulted in fines, jail time or public repudiation by the all-seeing MSM.
Apparently, the Dems liked the Russian approach so much that they did the same illegal Facebook/Twitter stuff on a broader basis in the Alabama Senate election, but they were apparently successful in spreading lies about Judge Moore.
Democrats are sometimes fortunate in unforced errors by Republicans in nominating poor candidates--but, Democrats never seem to pay the price for the same [getting to break election laws to replace crooks in the NJ Senate or having hard blue voters simply ignore the corruption and lawlessness of others].
On April 10, 2019 at 10:48 pm, Thomas Ryan wrote:
Mark, I hope this query will be placed in the queue for the next " Live Around the Planet". Seems my ideas come after the event. But here goes,
With the question of reparations for past slavery in the US, could not one argue that the trillions spent on the awful "Great Society" be renamed reparations and be done with it?
I am a descendant of immigrants who came to this country and settled in non-slave states. Why should I pay for something none of my ancestors were responsible for?
On April 9, 2019 at 6:14 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
Drat! I thought that at least I'd get to find out how his name was pronounced.
On April 9, 2019 at 5:06 pm, Fran Lavery Â wrote:
Mark, I just caught a terrific speech you gave to Congress on the topic of how the Left was trying to shut down the debate on climate change. They do it now with their "damn-the-torpedoes, go ahead, full speed" development of renewables, in spite of the evidence that the implementation of renewable sources of energy, to the point where non-renewable power sources will be, by their projections, eliminated by 2050, will bankrupt people.
You underscored the importance of being able to debate topics of science because science is never settled and it should not be entwined with politics. You also made a terrific point how it shows how weak the views and decrees emanating from these Leftists are on many topics because instead of taking on the vigorous debate and tackling opposing points of view, they have to shut you up because they are incapable of admitting their ideas are so bad.
This was such a powerful speech that i think I knocked over my desk chair, stood up and cheered. I think it would make a terrific campaign speech. Did you ever think of launching a gubernatorial campaign for New Hampshire someday?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:34 pm, Randy Inlow wrote:
Can you comment, yet, on last weeks court case. Your legal challenge updates are fascinating in a "deer in the headlights" kind of way.
On April 9, 2019 at 4:34 pm, Brandy Edwards wrote:
Just wondering if you had any updates on your cockwombling trial stuff from a couple weeks ago? I'm so sorry that you're going through all of this and can only imagine the stress you're under in dealing with this. There's loads of us in your corner sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way for a good outcome. Take care!
On April 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm, Mark Stillman wrote:
Mark, as you have traveled around the planet have you observed a country that has shown a sliver of success in actually helping homeless/mentally ill men? I don't have faith in federal government in solving anything. But local governments are cash strapped and faith based groups can only really assist at a one to one relationship level.
On April 9, 2019 at 4:26 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
"If Europe disappears... Islam will invade the world."
Cardinal Robert Sarah - in full Western civilisation Steyn mode - has criticised open borders, mass migration and globalism in the strongest possible terms. He has hailed Poland as a model of national sovereignty underpinned by Christianity.
Who is most likely to demand he be shut down for "Islamophobia" and "white nationalism": Pope Francis, IIhan Omar or Mark Zuckerberg?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:23 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
Supporters of social democratic states presume that individuals will continue to be granted rights. But the reality is that the central control authority can only be influenced by organized groups. This presents a fundamental challenge to the founding principles of the United States. The great failing of the leaders of our political right is that they are unaware of this reality. This leads them to campaign on their ability to manage the apparatus more efficiently than the loony left, but they are hopelessly incompetent in defending our great experiment. Do you agree, or is there another dimension to the failure of our political class?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm, Allison wrote:
What are your thoughts on the American granny who gave birth to her own grandchild for her gay son and his partner, and the partner's sister "donated" the egg. Isn't this just an incest salad presented as a wonderful steak dinner?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm, Kevin Clark wrote:
Hi Mark. Fiscally liberal, culturally conservative might win elections, but can it sustain a society? Won't trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see ultimately be just as fatal as unlimited immigration or fatherless children? You've written about the difficulty of weaning people off the welfare state. Is it possible?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:16 pm, Greg Elliston wrote:
I'm writing with the important question: whose fake black accent is more ridiculously and slovenly pandering AOC or HRC. Second part: why do these leftist identiarian women get away with it-oh wait, answered my own second part. Can you imagine if Nikki Haley, or Ivanka Trump tried such a stunt?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:16 pm, Andrew wrote:
Not sure if you saw the news but five NHS clinicians in Britain have resigned from the Gender Identity Development Service citing concerns that the UK government's health service is putting irreversible hormone treatments on children as young as three. Do you think the tide is turning on this?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:15 pm, Beth wrote:
It looks like the "progressives" are growing within the Democratic Party and have completely intimidated the so-called "moderates". They've gone full-blown socialist, pro-Corbyn,anti-Israel and antisemitic.
We are seeing "eviction notices" placed on Jewish students' doors at Emory University by the SJP, we are seeing Jews accused of buying politicians, and even left-wing Jews have been told to leave progressive spaces. Is it time for American Jews to be studying Modern Hebrew?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm, Mark F wrote:
Does Donald Trump fit the Fiscally Liberal, Socially Conservative mold? He is certainly no fiscal conservative.
Was that part of his success or was it just that he talked about immigration, the decaying Mid-West and other topics that the Elites decided were beyond debate?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:10 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Once the 'Online Harms' laws are enacted in the UK, I fear your 'disinformation' will soon be banned. Please post as many articles as you can in the meantime!
On April 9, 2019 at 4:10 pm, James wrote:
Facebook shut down the account of your fellow Canadian, Faith Goldy, branding her a "white supremacist." These companies are private and I believe should be able to make their own decisions, but I'm wondering what you think of the cultural implications of this.
On April 9, 2019 at 4:08 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
Define Buttigieg and enumerate its uses.
On April 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm, Joseph Huber wrote:
Re: The House Russian collusion "investigation".
Democrats in the House are subpoenaing Barr & Mueller because they are convinced the Mueller report was fixed, and they supposedly want to get to the bottom of what they know is a cover-up, yet they seem to have no interest in subpoenaing the people who were on the front line of the investigation. Since they are convinced that Barr is a Trump stooge, isn't it a bit odd that they don't want to put Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe, Strzok, Page etc. on the stand to get the REAL lowdown on Trump's corruption?
Thanks, Joe Huber
On April 9, 2019 at 4:03 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, what do you think about the trifecta of Jew-hating shrews in Congress? Yesterday, Ilhan Omar called Stephen Miller a white nationalist and it's all HITLER HITLER HITLER with the left on Trump. Is this the unavoidable present and future of the Democratic party? Are there Dems that can buck this Corbynish trend?
On April 9, 2019 at 4:02 pm, George Pazin wrote:
Hi Mark -
Serious topic questions:
- Brexit - will it happen?
- US corruption - will it ever be addressed?
More entertaining question:
I know you're not a fan of the overly CGI'd superhero flicks, but I personally think these and the Harry Potter books/movies are the only way to introduce the masses to the timeless themes of good versus evil, individual rights, etc. If you look at almost every movie - and I do mean the actual movies, not the drivel their stars espouse - they are almost universally conservative in message. The bad guy in the Avengers' films, Thanos, is pure Malthusian crap, yet the Avengers are looking to stand up for every individual and not sacrifice to the collective while fighting this evil. Harry Potter is much the same in its exploration of good versus evil; Neville's speech at the end of the series is downright Churchill-ian.
Are superhero and fantasy movies the only way remaining for the Hollywood folks to send a real message, albeit perhaps by accident?
Love the Q&As, tuning in now!
On April 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm, Stuart Huston wrote:
After Obama was elected, my wife and I looked into moving to Australia, but their immigration policies are quite strict, and we probably wouldn't qualify. I guess we could just go as tourists and overstay our visas, but my feeling is that if the United States does go down, there's no place in the world that's going to be pleasant to live in.
Do you have any advice for potential emigrees?
On April 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm, Carl Lind wrote:
What is the current definition of "far right" and "alt right"?
And why does the GOP put up with this nonsense?
Carl Lind (Member)
On April 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm, Jill Felzan wrote:
What do you think will be the consequences of the corruption scandal in Canada?
Bonus question: Will Brexit actually happen? Do the voters have any power left.
On April 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm, Michael Seth wrote:
Hi Mark, I'm compiling my summer reading list. Could you please provide some of your favorite popular historical novels, hopefully without any references to cultural decline or cock wombles? I'm thinking more James Clavell than James Joyce. Thanks! Mike Seth, Rockaway, NJ
On April 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm, Marie wrote:
My apologies for submitting a questions before start as I have to work. Do you have any thoughts on the influence of the Duchess of Sussez and her embrace of "trendy" things including as it has been reported her wearing of mystical crystals in public ect and the future of the Royal Family? I can't see that this is a positive thing, but it seems where the trend line is going.
On April 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm, Robert wrote:
The comments to the Heather Has Two Imams piece included an item on Lara Logan's ordeal during the early days of the "Arab Spring", which reminded me of the "covering up" issue affecting all women, whether Muslim or not, in emerging Muslim-majority areas in European cities.
Would it be possible for you to put together a brief compilation of examples from European cities to give those of us surrounded by Islamophilic liberals some extra material?
Thanks in advance!
On April 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm, P. Gao wrote:
Idle thoughts after watchig the clip above. Years ago writer Florence King archly panned the fashion industry's peculiar sudden trend to show models posed with these gaping-mouth hysterics... a sort of a permanent state of so much fun and of course so much better than average people's fun ...or something...like starting to suspect 'high.' Years later, in 2019 tonsils and that fleshy flapping thingy still needing sun rays evidently. Starting to have a much deeper respect for the Maur and Tuareg men who wrap their turbans over their mouths to be polite and to make sure no evil spirits have a chance to jump into their craw during any moments of unseemingly gaping.
On April 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm, Rich wrote:
Mark, back to back weeks of the Q&A? My cup runneth over!
My sliver of southern New Hampshire is filled with conservative escapees from Massachusetts. Being that last weekend was the first with pleasant weather since fall, my neighbors and I were cleaning up our yards and getting reacquainted with one another. Trump came up a few times in conversation, and everyone, myself included, said the same thing: we wish he would focus on cutting spending, but he's our guy. I go to church with a lot of these sorts of folks as well, people who may not like him and certainly didn't vote for him in the primary, but he's the one between us and the loonies. I think this gets to your point about the "sweet spot" moving, specifically the cultural shift from liberal-to-conservative: it can be difficult to win a political debate about marginal tax rates, supply-side economics, blah blah when the other party is using words like "equality" and "fairness," but when Democrats prioritize issues such as the validity of men having periods, transgender sports and what chicken sandwiches are acceptable to eat, there isn't anywhere for a sane voter to go but right.