On December 11, 2019 at 4:02 pm, Todd Williamson wrote:
It seems to me that the Democrats have painted themselves into a corner with their efforts to impeach Trump. I don't see any way this could end without the Dems suffering mightily in November 2020. Your thoughts?
Also, have you ever had any live gigs in the Atlanta area? We'd love to see you down here sometime.
Thanks a bunch!
On December 11, 2019 at 4:03 pm, Drew wrote:
Dems and media constantly rely on exaggeration or lies when hurling charges at Trump. So, the charge of racism requires ignoring Trump's words explicitly condemning racists at Charlotteville and more recently, Schiff's so-called parodic summary of Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian President was deemed necessary rather than state the text of the call. The list could go on. If the criticism were true, they would simply have to state the facts, but they can't. The question I often pose to Trump's critics is to name instances where his actions and policies hurt the AMERICAN people. Usually, the sound of crickets are louder. Your thoughts.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
With the impeachment hearings being a complete farce and now moving forward, it's clear the Dems want to say that the 2016 election and the soon to be 2020 election result will be illegitimate because of Russian interference. We all knew that impeachment was never going to go through but maybe the goal was to show that the system no longer will work for "the people" and needs to be removed. You said in your post "Populism vs Post-Democracy" that the ruling class is teaching us that no matter how you vote, nothing is going to change. It now seems more and more that our ruling class plans on only allowing "vetted" canadites that they approve to be able to run for office be it a far left socialist or a RINO like Paul Ryan. In the end no matter who you vote for the establishment remains in charge. I worry that the electoral as we know it has and will forever be changed and not for the better. Your thoughts Mark.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm, Perry Pattetic wrote:
Quids Pro Quo:
Robert MÃ¼ller is James Comey's boss at the FBI.
Comey leaves the FBI & joins Lockheed Martin as SVP and General Counsel.
Comey gets stock options.
LM gets a big contract from the FBI.
Comey makes $$$ capital gains on his stock options, aka "F U Money"
Comey rejoins the FBI a wealthy man.
Comey slides up to run the FBI.
Trump fires Comey.
MÃ¼ller "interviews" to replace Comey.
MÃ¼ller is appointed Witchfinder General, tasked to run the Trump Inquisition.
MÃ¼ller gets 2 years of lucrative pay and headlines to attack Trump.
MÃ¼ller jails 4 men, to protect his informant, MA Democrat politician's brother Whitey Bulger.
Whitey Bulger gets incarcerated when he has no Quo left to give.
Whitey Bulger gets transferred to a new jail and is offed in hours when put into General Population of the jail.
Whitey Bulger's nephew, son of MA Democrat senator, gets a slice of the Biden deal.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:08 pm, Janet Long wrote:
The climate alarmists seem to be winning with their coup in getting Time magazine to name their darling, Greta Thunberg, as person of the year. She will be let loose now to indoctrinate more young people if they haven't already been convinced by the education system that we are doomed. What say you, Mark?
On December 11, 2019 at 4:10 pm, Richard Malaby wrote:
Hi Mark, love the club! I'm giving up the 9-5 and going into business for myself: I'll be selling carbon credits to guilty white liberals. I should make a killing, and the best part is I don't need any sort of long-term business strategy as in ten years we'll all be dead!
On December 11, 2019 at 4:16 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, what's with the Trump Tweet that basically sounded like it came right from Saudi Arabia's propaganda ministry. When will this "our friends the Saudis" hooey finally end?
On December 11, 2019 at 4:17 pm, Scott Podnos wrote:
Regarding the hero of the disarmed English population that fought the terrorist with the narwhal tusk: - I wonder if you expect any forthcoming legislation to punish him and prevent any further animal abuse of whales, fish, etc.? . and to convince any future victim to just accept his inevitable multicultural fate.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:18 pm, Mark F wrote:
Too stupid to survive indeed.
I read today that the a request by Navy instructors in Pensacola to arm
themselves has been denied. Doubling down on the existing stupid is part of
the extinction plan apparently.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:21 pm, Robert wrote:
Regarding the trans issue, don't you think Russia would have every right to sue the IOC, in the light of the numbers of hormone-stuffed men claiming to be women expected at the 2020 Olympics?
Ben Johnson could sue too, for his gold medal and thirty-odd years worth of lost sponsorships.
This could be fun....
On December 11, 2019 at 4:23 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
What do you think of the ever-increasing contradictions of "intersectionality"? The latest is Truman State University (public school, in Missouri) rejecting an "animal rights" club on the grounds that it will cause emotional distress to some students -- some of said distress supplied by the police that are going to be required to protect the group members from the distressed ones.I'm no particular fan of PETA myself (this group is sort of affiliated with PETA, though not an official chapter), but this is nuts, as is the same university's similar position on vegetarianism -- can't have an organization b/c someone might be, somehow, emotionally traumatized by the existence of people who don't eat meat. Never mind the flagrant unconstitutionality; just think of two more questions on which there are now two "correct" answers and no way to choose between them.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:26 pm, Corkie Shibley wrote:
Please help me, Mark!
It's Christmas & I am at a gift exchange. I feel as if the country is depending on my choice of gifts.
On my left is a splendidly wrapped present papered with beautiful promises I know are lies. Inside is a lot of hot air, at the bottom, a stinking swamp waiting to suck all in.
On my right is a really dull looking report, scarred with redactions, that nobody bothered to wrap. Inside is an insidious account of the treachery of the deep state swamp. Bottom line is throw it back into the swamp & maybe it won't happen again.
When I look for a spiritual choice I find a box papered by German bishops declaring homosexuality is no longer a serious sin. They "discussed issues of sexual morality with sexologists, moral theologians, dogmatists, and canon lawyers." Only problem is, they didn't consult God.
Please wave your rapier wit over this dilemma so I can get back to my Christmas preparations!
On December 11, 2019 at 4:28 pm, Al Man from CA wrote:
MERRY CHRISTMAS MARK!! (Tough toenails pajama boys, I said it!).
You have always been ahead of the curve on the left's attempt to control (and succeeding in controlling) the language. I watched TV for a couple of hours the other day, and of course never heard the word "Christmas", but I didn't hear "happy holidays" either, instead I heard "the holidays" constantly. How long before the word "holiday" will not be permitted to be spoken on media since it actually refers to Christmas?
P.S. Am I a racist because I don't think we should teach jihadists how to fly jets?
Al Man from CA
On December 11, 2019 at 4:31 pm, Lawrence Brennan wrote:
What is it in the make-up of Republicans - the country club set - to treat politics as some sort of honorable sport, where you shake your opponent's hand after losing, and say something like, "Well played, my friend! I shall avenge myself tomorrow!" or some such old-school-tie nonsense, as if nothing really mattered, while the Democrats act like street thug Leftists, who throw rocks, cheat, and play dirty - none of which is acknowledged or recognized by the Republicans, or they are such good sports they pretend not to notice? We ordinary citizens see it, but our elected representatives never seem to. Politics is nothing if not war, subject to Reagan's Rule: We win, they lose. (The country club set didn't like Reagan, either.)
On December 11, 2019 at 4:32 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Are you looking forward to the prospect of a Biden vs. Trump debate with as much anticipation as I am? Do you think Biden will challenge the President to a push up contents or IQ Test during one of the debates?
Seriously, given it is the holiday season, do you have a favorite Christmas song or album (excluding your waxings)? Any chance, you would a host a hour or so of Christmas favorites for on Steynonline?
On December 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm, George Pereira wrote:
It's not enough that Pelleton gave us 30 seconds of wokey hatey sexist hate that Western Civilization will never recover from it's also that:
Frank Skinner, a 50-year Santa veteran, was fired after he was photographed wearing a red baseball cap adorned with a message supporting President Trump.
"It's safe to say he will not be wearing this hat around here," mall manager James White told First Coast News. "This particular Santa has been replaced."
Thank Gaia we have things like Jame White to keep the Holidays safe from Jesus Christ and peace on earth.
and good will towards men.
Although if there was any good will in the James White and the Waycross mall's treatment of Frank Skinner I missed it.
Merry Christmas Mark and everyone in the Mark Steyn Club.
I fear the darkest days are still ahead of us.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm, Deborah McKenzie wrote:
Hi Mark, Greetings from the Big Smoke (Toronto)! What do you think of Maxime Bernier, leader of the People's Party of Canada, suing Liberal smear merchant, Warren Kinsella, for defamation for calling him a racist and a bigot? What does it say about the state of Canadian politics that the Conservative Party would hire Kinsella to "seek and destroy" Maxime Bernier and his fledgling party? Have you ever met Kinsella? Do you think he would apologize publicly by this Friday in order to avoid a lawsuit? I am still hoping to find an interview with you and Maxime in my Christmas stocking! Fingers crossed! Merry Christmas!
On December 11, 2019 at 4:40 pm, Jeffrey Gilbert wrote:
It appears to me that a couple relatively small changes would have the potential for effectively â€“ but gently â€“ breaking up the media oligopolies to restore real consume choice.
Today's idea: require any cable companies involved in interstate commerce (ha! All of them!) to make channels available on an a la carte basis priced at no more than 2x what is paid to the provider (with some reasonable "arm's length" cost assessment). Cable companies could surely provide economy packages with sets of channels but in this era of "addressable" cable boxes, it is time to use technology in favor of the customer. Companies failing to produce material that attracts an audience would get meaningful feedback. For example, CNN gets something on the order of $0.60 to $0.70 per month per cable customer whether or not those customers want the "service". The $ 700,000,000 CNN gets just for having a signal should be subject to consumer choice.
Next LAtP: An idea for the social media companies.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:42 pm, Laurie wrote:
What is your reaction to Greta Thunberg being Time Person of the Year? Shouldn't there at least be an age requirement?
On December 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm, Richard P wrote:
Mark, do you feel that there will be an mass "Brexit" of Jews out of the UK? Is there any reason to be optimistic even if Corbyn loses?
On December 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm, Ben Poser wrote:
A bit of cultural lamentation. You may be aware that between the early '60s and early '90s, one of the biggest chanteuses in France was a transfixing, exquisite singer who called herself Barbara, who was a Jewish Holocaust survivor born Monique AndrÃ©e Serf. Some of her greatest hits, if you remember, were songs like "Nantes," "Dis, quand reviendras-tu?", "GÃ¶ttingen," "Ma plus belle histoire d'amour," and "L'aigle noir." Some people in the English-speaking world have called her the "inner voice of France," who showed that a Jew could be a major cultural figure in a country which so repulsively collaborated with her would-be murderers. Given the demographic remodeling of Europe, would you consider this as concise a symbol as possible of post-Holocaust, Islamized Europe's 100% betrayal of Jews?
â€” Ben Poser
On December 11, 2019 at 4:47 pm, Midwestern Tim wrote:
When the government "shuts down" we conservatarians joke that at least the government can't screw us during the shutdown. Can the same be said about the impeachment hearings? Has Schiff been so busy with the hearings that he hasn't been able to support any dreadful legislation? If so is that a silver lining to this whole ordeal?
On December 11, 2019 at 4:48 pm, Peter Lorenzi wrote:
Can the United States achieve true universal health care with tax funded vouchers and private, competitive medical insurance?
On December 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm, Joseph Dornisch wrote:
What are you thoughts on Elon Musk winning his anti-defamation lawsuit?
On December 11, 2019 at 4:50 pm, Michael Seth wrote:
Mark, it seems the Black Israelites have taken to openly murdering Jews and police in Jersey City, NJ. Over the last 20 years, I have tried to confront them at their usual streetcorners in NYC, but was always stopped immediately by one of NYC's finest, who would threaten me with arrest. Whether it's the local cops or the Feds, isn't it time for law enforcement to decide which side their on? And doesn't that go double for the supposedly righteous "rank and file" officers we're always hearing about? If I worked for today's FBI or some other woke police department, I'd feel compelled to quit out of common decency. What's your take?
On December 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm, Calvert Whitehurst wrote:
I would have thought that making a US military base a "gun-free" zone would be beyond parody - especially keeping it in place after the Fort Hood shooting. But then, much of what passes for reality today is beyond parody. Can the President issue an executive order to overturn that policy? I can't see Congress passing a defense authorization bill that includes a provision overturning it.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
Have you thought of pitching a weekly show to FOX about civilizational collapse? You could host it and it would be a way for you to underwrite your travels and could give you an opportunity to interview some of the many victims of the Muslim rape gangs in the UK and elsewhere. I'm afraid that until people see the damage done to these poor girls no one will take it seriously. You could also focus on the 'No Go' zones which have cropped up everywhere. You could also interview the people that have studied and written about the destruction of social cohesion that comes with the new 'diversity'.
On December 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm, Poohbear wrote:
Mark -you need to say 8.00 am tomorrow (or Thursday) for people in Australia because we live in the future (or you live in the past).
On December 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Following the jihadist attack by Saudi military personnel against US (un)armed forces in Florida last week, there was an immediate media and social media blackout of the fact that it was Islamic terrorism. President Trump - who knew - publicly absolved the Saudis of wrong doing.
How can the threat of Islam ever be addressed when such countries influence US politics to this degree? How can the Washington DC swamp be drained when it is bankrolled - bipartisanly - by Islamic frenemies?