On October 30, 2019 at 3:56 pm, Jill Felzan wrote:
I'm attemping to submit my question early because I have to be at an appointment during your Q&A and may also be evacuating because of the wild fire in Simi Valley, which is just a few miles away.
So Jerry Brown testified to Congress yesterday that this is all on Trump and the Republicans. Do you think people in California, even Democrats which we know is most of them, are really this stupid and can't figure out why this is happening?
California has passed a state law mandating conversion to 50% renewables by 2025.. That's less than six years from now. Our wonderful power company monopolies have been putting all their energies, so to speak, in attempting to meet this mandate, and don't have a lot of money or effort left to fix their existing energy infrastructure. So fires. Got it.
Do you think even the sheeple of California will start pushing back? This third world life style of being told to evacuate in the middle of the night in the dark with the power off is not going to be accepted as the new normal?
On October 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm, Collister Johnson wrote:
What is the status of your lawsuit with Dr. Fraudpants?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm, William Stroock wrote:
Mark, hasn't Boris just pulled off your trick of winning the argument and then holding the election?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:01 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Was Boris Johnson wrong to return the whip to nearly a dozen of his 'Brexit Blocker' MPs?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:01 pm, Arnold Grey wrote:
Will Brexit ever happen?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:02 pm, Natalie Olson wrote:
I am a new college freshman, as you know, most colleges campuses are liberal and even attack conservative views. Even though my college is not as as bad as most it is easy to feel afraid that if I state my views in a classroom or outside I will be attacked and/or ostracized. How do you suggest overcoming not only this fear but the nasty comments? And do you have any other advice on how to speak out with courage?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:03 pm, A.G wrote:
Your comments regarding the adolescent nature of socialism in your discussion with Tucker Carlson were spot on. Could you offer some thoughts on simple first steps we could take as individuals and as a society to turn back the tide of prolonged childhood and get our culture back onto a track of responsibility and embracing adulthood?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:06 pm, Dan wrote:
Hi Mark my wife is a 27 year veteran on a Canadian provincial police force. During my recent 3 year employment stint in the UK she was able to visit and do ride alongs and commiserate on lots of cop stuff. Her unequivocal evaluation was that she has never encountered a western police force so vulnernable to corruption based solely on wages. A cop in Falluja has more purchasing power than a rookie Met Cop. Some of xxx constabulary were envious of being armed but all agreed they would never exchange it for " being able to do anything if you are on the correct side of government policy " see you in November.
On October 30, 2019 at 4:07 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Mark, your views on the repatriation of Islamic State women and children to countries in which they nominally hold citizenship would be appreciated.
An article in The Australian - "Jihadi families going 'home' just part of the ISIS plan" (Jacinta Carroll, October 29th) - notes that "al-Baghdadi... reminded his followers to keep focused on the "long battle", that territorial defeat was a temporary setback, and to take the cause on to new battlefields, enabled by the next generation." Additionally, there is the financial cost of surveillance of these women (estimated to be $8 million per returned foreign fighter per year): "This drain on resources and capabilities is part of the terrorists' plan."
On October 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm, Marie wrote:
I always say this, but alas I must submit my question early due to my work schedule. What are your thoughts in the report on the Grenfell Fire that hangs blame on the fire brigade's strategy of not evacuating right away? It seems odd to me with all the reported problems of blocked exits and stairwells along incomplete records of who exactly resided in the buildings, that these things were not seen problems that should be corrected if they exist in other places. Instead, it's all about the fire brigade...
On October 30, 2019 at 4:10 pm, Brandy Edwards wrote:
In the Michael Flynn case, I'm curious about your thoughts on Judge Sullivan. He seems to run hot and cold. At times, he makes scathing remarks to the prosecutors. Back in December, he excoriated Flynn for betraying his country. Now that Sidney Powell is involved (thankfully) and the Judge has cancelled their upcoming hearing based on her filed motion, it would appear Judge Sullivan's pendulum is swinging back the other way favorably toward Flynn. It seems the sentencing in this case (even before Sidney Powell got involved) is taking an eternity. What do you think is going on with this judge? Do you think he's just patiently waiting for Michael Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea? Thanks!
On October 30, 2019 at 4:12 pm, Al Man from CA wrote:
Reference the ruination of General Flynn; is there no other way besides Go Fund Me or taxpayer recompense to make General Flynn and the others financially destroyed by the Deep State whole? The literal burning of taxpayer monies in the "Russia!" investigation and the various other Congressional/DOJ debacles is beyond the pale. I am sure the "usual suspects" (Deep State Lefties) will skate free of any penalties of course.
On October 30, 2019 at 4:13 pm, Todd Lewis wrote:
It is not enough to drop the charges against General Flynn. This case demands restitution. If he is not granted proper restitution justice will still not have been served.
On October 30, 2019 at 4:14 pm, Robert Coli, MD wrote:
Since its founding in 1908, only three of 20 FBI Directors have been fired, William J. Burns in 1924, William S.Sessions in 1993 and James Comey in 2017. Comey's great distinction in the long history of malfeasance and political corruption is that he was the first Director to lead a presidential coup d'etat.
On October 30, 2019 at 4:17 pm, Todd Williamson wrote:
I doubt anyone will be surprised to learn that Dr Michael Baden, a very experienced medical examiner, has gone on record stating that the death of Jeffrey Epstein is most certainly a homicide. While some people may consider this a tabloid news story, I feel it cuts to the very center of the problem with our federal justice system. Every American should be furious over the circumstances surrounding this case. The numerous so – called security failures that allowed Epstein's death to go unmonitored could not possibly be a coincidence. My question: do you think we can add his death to the list of people in the Clinton orbit that have passed away under questionable circumstances?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:18 pm, George Pazin wrote:
Why are you ignoring my requests for Orwell in Tales For Our Time? Why do you hate Orwell? Why do you hate me?
Those are all jokes, obviously. I'm just wondering what you think about my favorite George.
Thanks for everything, Mark, you are the best. Well, you're at least as good as Laura Rosen Cohen.......
On October 30, 2019 at 4:20 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
Socialism and its false promise of a better life has been proven to fail time and time again. However, the push for it can only come from the social engineering the left has done to our society. From teaching our kids from kindergarten on up on the evils from which America was founded and how white privilege is holding minorities down, to college professors turning students into social justice warriors, to the private sector with woke businesses letting be known to the public their stance in certain social and political issues, to the finality of social media where free speech is regulated and policed. It's safe to say that our youth is taught that this is not only normal for a government to allow this but necessary for it to create equality and fairness for all. What do you think has to happen for people to reject socialism in this country the way we used to or do you think that ship has sailed? Your thoughts Mark.
On October 30, 2019 at 4:22 pm, Leslie B. wrote:
Hi Mark, what do you think it would take for "Drag Queen Story Time" to actually get cancelled at public libraries? Will a child actually have to get raped or otherwise assaulted for the perverted left to be told we've had enough of this agenda? Exposing one's crotch to children clearly hasn't been the red flag for this crowd. And of course, shame on any parent who brings their children to such an event. If there's anything that actually deserves the cancel culture treatment, it would be this.
On October 30, 2019 at 4:24 pm, Mark Ferrigno wrote:
Trump's super powers now have the Left defending Bagdhadi as an "Austere Scholar" who lead an "Entity" and defending the "respectful" way Obama's administration handled bin laden's dead body. For 10 years we were told bin laden didn't represent Islam and was not a real Muslim. Why the reverence? Which is it?
Does Trump Derangement Syndrome know no bounds?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:26 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
I am hoping you can explain Donald Trump's seemingly supernatural powers. In lees than one term as president he has manged to make the Democrat party pro war, anti budget deficit, rule of law strict constitutionalists. Is there a chance that by November 2020 they will be for traditional marriage and insist there are only two genders?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:29 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, I wonder what your thoughts are about the austere scholar at the helm of ISIS being buried with full Islamic burial rites. My thoughts are not appropriate for publication.
On October 30, 2019 at 4:32 pm, Chris Hall aka MCF wrote:
Because of the maneuverings by the US administration in Syria over the past few weeks, it strikes me that, given US energy independence, President Trump has calculated that it is no longer necessary or even desirable for America to play the Great Game in the Middle East. It seems that the only bits of real estate that are worth much any more are Israel and maybe the Suez Canal. If that's true, do you think that the UK, EU, Japan, India and China will be deputized as the US sheriff leaves town? Who else can sit on the zoo fraternity in the Gulf region?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:35 pm, Robert wrote:
Very general question here, but still topical.
A lot of people accuse the Donald of outright lying. I find that he exaggerates a lot (as do I), but he's nearly always basically quite accurate.
I have a dear friend who insists that the Donald is a congenital liar, to the extent that he doesn't even realize he's doing it, while I take the above tack.
As this issue has been with us for over four years now, and likely isn't even at the half-way mark yet, I have to ask: liar or exaggerator?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:38 pm, Scot A wrote:
Since the world's elites are trying to replace their populace with a more compliant population, is there any way we can replace our elites? What will it take? A revolution? Evolution? Or must we slowly watch western civilization decline into totalitarianism.
Trump's time in office will be looked on as a moderate success I think. He has been fighting administrative state for the past 3 years and I think Schiff's impeachment and the New York Times, show that the deep state is real and doing everything it can to stop every part of Trump's agenda. Our government has moved so far away from its founding and is now just a massive bureaucracy that wants to stay in power and control every aspect of our lives.
On October 30, 2019 at 4:40 pm, Jay Barney wrote:
IF Mark Steyn is to be remembered for one quote, it will be the aphoristic "Demography Equals Destiny."
On October 30, 2019 at 4:43 pm, Drew wrote:
Mark, in the Federalist Papers regarding impeachment, Hamilton warned "the greatest danger will be that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt." Indeed, without any evidence of high crimes or misdemeanors this is precisely the case today. The Dems and media shrieked after a 2016 debate that Trump would put democracy be at risk by not accepting the results of the election. Sadly, it is the Democrats and their media partners who are doing just that in severe fashion. Your thoughts?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:45 pm, Robert Fox wrote:
I see in the news George Popodopulous filed election papers to run for Katie Hill's Congressional seat in California. Any thoughts on the implication for the corrupt justice and law enforcement instruments of the Federal government should George succeed in winning the seat?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:47 pm, Benjamin Poser wrote:
Continuing with the inevitability of civilizational collapse, do you, like many others, believe that when such a collapse takes place due to either an Iranian EMP or the debt bomb exploding, many will actually enjoy being cleansed of the technology and societal structures which have given most so much misery? As a bon vivant defender of modern civilization youself, do you think that many so-called "common" people would prefer to just live in the natural simplicity of 7,000 years ago, shorn of technology and desk jobs?
— Ben Poser
On October 30, 2019 at 4:49 pm, Joseph Dornisch wrote:
Hey Mark, I remember reading about when you were on tour you had some interaction with the band Kansas, and that you found it odd that when you met these aging rock bands they often had somewhat conservative beliefs. Any thoughts on Morrissey and Jack Lyndon/Johnny Rotten expressing somewhat pro-Brexit opinions?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Are you a first draft genius, an edit-edit-editor or like Hemingway: "Writing is easy. Just sit at a keyboard and open a vein?"
On October 30, 2019 at 4:52 pm, Gary Brown wrote:
Do you think Michelle Obama will run?
On October 30, 2019 at 4:53 pm, Benjamin Poser wrote:
I have two short questions — yet I hope they are more than enough to stimulate a public dick of your augustly probing intellectual stature.
I read on "Jihad Watch" this morning that the Hamburg State Opera has recently staged a production of il grande Verdi's masterpiece "Nabucco" wherein the Jewish slaves who sing the opera's flagship aria "Va, pensiero" have — looks of surprise discouraged — been replaced by "Muslim 'refugees.'" As a conservative Hebrew myself, I have little to specify regarding the Germans' culpability in, so to speak, "altering" the Jewish demography of Europe, but would you agree that literally replacing these Jewish forced migrants of the sixth century B.C.E. with the very Muhammadan migrants today actively fascinating the expulsion of the Jews from Europe is the winged eagle-embossed rubber stamp upon the Bosch's complete self-exculpation from what reality calls them to acknowledge given the events of the last century?
Secondly — continuing with run-on sentences — regarding the young, as we call those who have vacated the womb for fewer than 40 years, and their both understandable and repulsive attraction to socialism, do you think that this propensity could include the specter of such creatures actually adopting the beliefs of Muhammad, Muhammad, Muhammad, and Muhammad & Co.? It would be a pity to desert the Germans in joining the fold of the Islamic State.
— Ben Poser
On October 30, 2019 at 4:54 pm, Natalie Olson wrote:
This doesn't apply specifically to any question but I think that it can apply to some, as my dad puts it: Its easy to be on the outrage committee.
On October 30, 2019 at 4:55 pm, Reid Trummel wrote:
Love the 007-esque bumper music while waiting for the show to roll.