On May 29, 2019 at 4:01 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
Well, Theresa May has gone... except that she actually hasn't. She has promised to go, but she has promised many things before and never delivered on any of them. Can she be trusted this time? Is she, in fact, an embittered, lame duck Prime Minister, ready to ally with another dead politician walking, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, to do as much additional damage as she possibly can, before she finally departs? Will she sell out the country she claims to love, out of sheer spite?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:01 pm, Mark F wrote:
Have you seen the report today on the British Army Document on identifying "Extreme Right Wing" indicators and warnings? It list outrages such as describing oneself as a "Patriot" adding "Stan" to British place names and make inaccurate generalizations about the "The Left" or "Government"
No one in the Steyn Club will really be surprised by this and we will never hear about the Extreme Left. This seems to just be another shining example of what you always say "The default position is always Left because the right has basically given up on everything because nothing is ever the hill to die for.
Will we see more of this now that the base has got itself new elites? Is this this the dying throes of political correctness or just reinforcement that the default position will always be Left?
Thanks and hope to see you on the cruise,
On May 29, 2019 at 4:02 pm, Charles Moritz wrote:
Sick and tired of hearing that the Russians "undermined our democracy", with no examples of how they did so.
If you were to set about "undermining or democracy", what might you do? Thanks
On May 29, 2019 at 4:04 pm, Brandy Edwards wrote:
I was going to ask you something totally different, but this whole Mueller thing this morning has me (and I'm sure many others of us Club members) really hoppin' mad. So, I figured maybe you could talk us down from the ledge.
In thinking about this suprise Mueller presser today, I found it rather curious how it just happened to coincide with his best bud Comey's Washington Post op-ed last night, which also just happened to occur right after Trump decides to declassify everything.
Do you think these creeps coordinated this to launch an all-out assault on Trump (as usual) and Bill Barr, in particular, before the "schiff" hits the fan and all their shenanigans are exposed?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:05 pm, Lawrence Edwards wrote:
The reason he won't testify IMO is that he knows that the investigation was illegal from the get go and that he couldn't answer the Republican members' questions without admitting this or perjuring himself. He is clearly scared that the attempted coup has now been blown apart and serious jail time is possible for all of those involved.
On May 29, 2019 at 4:07 pm, Richard Malaby wrote:
Hello Mark! Per usual, love the club! Two questions:
The Clubbable Steyn - will we see another issue in the future? You already churn out more than than your fair share of content, but I did like the idea of an annual or semiannual magazine touching on topics outside of civilizational collapse or show tunes!
Douglas Murray has an online article at National Review published today where he, (gently), accuses the BBC of "post-truth" re: reporting on the European elections. I suppose it's comforting that we're not the only country where the media monolith is only interested in one point of view. What do you think makes journalists cling to their preconceived ideology rather than report the facts right in front of them? Any party that loses an election wants to spin the outcome, but it's both obvious and worrisome when literal state-controlled media does the same thing.
On May 29, 2019 at 4:10 pm, Bart Nielsen wrote:
Mark, I am one of that rare breed which prefers you in video format. I always watch carefully to observe your exquisite sartorial perfection. I have noticed you never seem to wear the same tie twice. Perhaps you could expand your offerings in the Steyn Store with ties that have been worn once by you.
The red and white barber pole stripe tie you wore a few months ago was an especial favorite of mine. I would crawl over broken glass to get that one.
Just a budding entrepreneurial thought to help you through your travails with various cockwombles and climate hucksters.
On May 29, 2019 at 4:10 pm, Josh Passell wrote:
I still say the appointed time for these sessions should be "quarter to three...". Quarter to three anywhere, I don't care—Newfoundland, Moose Jaw, Pago Pago—just quarter to three. Even the music bed leading into the show suggests it.
On May 29, 2019 at 4:10 pm, Rob Peters wrote:
Now we are starting to understand what happened with this attempted coup, but my question is: will anyone pay the price? Will anyone on the left, or from the Deep State lose a job, serve a prison sentence, anything? Or will we just shrug and prepare ourselves for worse in the 2020 elections? Can it get worse?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:12 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
I read Boris Johnson is being sued for making false statements about Brexit. Are the British just jealous about the corruption in the U.S. Judicial system or is this just part of our shared Common Law heritage?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm, George Pereira wrote:
Will John Buchan's Mr. Standfast be a Year Three Tale for Our Time and will be the Music be as inspiring as The Land of the Mountain and the Flood?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm, Midwestern Tim wrote:
My father (a new MS club member since his release from the federal pen 2 months ago) recently had to fill out a psychological test as a condition of his probation. One question in particular caught my attention:
"It is unfair that I have been imprisoned for my crimes when bank presidents, lawyers, and politicians get away with all sorts of illegal and unethical behavior every day."
He had to circle a number between 1-4 on how much he agreed with that statement-4 being strongly agree, 1 being disagree. He circled "2" meaning "uncertain". What number would you circle? Is there any number that you could circle that wouldn't get you sent straight to room 101?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:15 pm, Sean Gregory wrote:
Long time fan but a relatively new member and I'm loving the content.
What are your thoughts on the convenient timing of Boris Johnson's summons to the courts over alleged misconduct in the run up to the referendum? It's interesting to note that Michael Gove hasn't yet been dragged in. Has the UK reached banana republic status yet?
I'm beginning to wonder whether it's worth staring my own crowd funded legal campaign and drag in to court those politicians at the heart of project fear; the ones who promised, if we voted to leave, everything from world war three to that super gonorrhoea I was so looking forward to contracting.
Keep up the good work!
On May 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm, Ian Wilson wrote:
Mark, wanted you to know that I've asked my wife and sons to get me one of those Canadian Red Ensign mugs for Father's Day.
On May 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm, Calvert Whitehurst wrote:
Being a Brexiteer in the EU parliament sounds like a variation of Groucho Marx's old wisecrack about not wanting to belong to a club that would have him as a member. But if EU parliament members from Brexit and other national sovereignty parties could form a majority coalition, to what extent could they actually influence EU immigration, monetary or regulatory policies - or would they just pass meaningless resolutions of disapproval? Also, are EU parliamentary elections mostly protest votes cast by a small minority of voters - or are they indications of results in upcoming national elections?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:22 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
I'd be interested in your thought about the upcoming federal election in Canada and voting strategy. Do you think it's better to hold one's nose and vote for the PC squish in chief and the motley crew of other "Conservative" squishes, or vote Mad Max and risk "splitting the right". Looking over at Israel, Bibi is having a hell of a time, largely a result of the right wing vote having been split.
On May 29, 2019 at 4:29 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Will it soon be illegal to have voted for Brexit?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:29 pm, A.G wrote:
Mark do you think that the Brexit party will have to expand its policies beyond Brexit? Will it evolve into a new, real Conservative party with Nigel at the helm?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:35 pm, Greg Elliston wrote:
Hey Mark, what do you do to relax? Any hobbies like playing polo with the Windsors? Golfing with Trump? Needlepoint? Do you ever take breaks?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:35 pm, Mick Wenlock wrote:
It was nice to see the Brexit Party sweep aside the Conservative rabble and the Labour dregs. It is ironic that the Brexit Party won the biggest amount of seats in the Uk contingent in a parliament that we do not wish to be in. I dont think we could have said "bugger off" to the EU and the remainers any more emphatically.
But I wonder whither now? If Boris gets elected to the Tory leadership will he pull out of EU or will he, as I suspect, turn into yet another Tory "wet"?
I head Nigel Farage say that if that's the case then he will lead the Brexit Party into the general election and, when elected, do it without the Tories.
What do you think his chances may be?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:45 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
Do you think that the political trends taking place in the US, UK, Australia and much of Europe will have legs? That the world wide elite are taking a beating currently provides hope, though I'm afraid this is a short term phenomena. Can this possibly last?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:45 pm, Andrew Vaccaro wrote:
As I predicted here a month ago, Scott Morrison and the Coalition won here in Australia two weeks ago, to much relief here. It mirrored Trump's victory two and a half years ago, as did the reaction afterwards! Same with the EU elections in Britain, France and my parents homeland of Italy. Rather than the Left accessing why they lost, they just seem to belittle the reasons that voters gave for voting, ie. economic, cultural, etc. Do you think they will ever get that they lose elections because they don't understand why the public vote the way they do?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:48 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
I see you have an upcoming cruise. But I was thinking about something where you could reach a wider audience while giving you an opportunity to write off some travel expenses while writing a book about the origins of the surveillance of the Trump Campaign. How about an official Mark Steyn Field Trip: In search of...... Joseph Mifsud! You could take your readers along on a bus trip of the recent known haunts of the mysterious Maltese Professor, whom James Comey is now calling a "Russian Agent." Potential places to visit would be where he taught including University of Stirling or the London Academy of Diplomacy, which closed in 2016. Or, the University Consortium of the Province of Agrigento in Sicily. Or, Link University in Rome where he was last teaching in November 2017. Or, you could try speaking with Stephan Roh, the Russian-speaking German Lawyer and multimillionaire who had employed him and owns Link University. Roh reportedly has said that Mifsud is now living under a new identity. Or, you could visit the State Department and try talking with people who may have been with him in February 2017 when he was visiting the State Department. You could video chat with Tucker everyday to give us a progress report while writing a book. Maybe it could be a show on FoxNation. What do you think?
On May 29, 2019 at 4:48 pm, William Stroock wrote:
Dear Mark, do you think the Raptors can beat Golden State in the NBA Finals?
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