On January 8, 2020 at 3:59 pm, Andrew Vaccaro wrote:
Happy New Year and Happy New Decade to you and all of the Steynamaniacs out there!
After listening to Michelle Williams warble on that the success of her career was due to her exercising her "right to choose" as her career was at a critical time (to which she received thunderous applause from the Wokerati in attendance), do you think she or any of the good folk cheering appreciate how her career would have gone if it had been her mother that exercised her "right to choose" at a critical time in her life, such as when pregnant with her? The feminist premise on abortion has been completely selfish, with many of these woke actresses celebrating their abortions to further their career, rather than say seeking options such as adoption, which many couples yearn for but are obstructed by the compliancy! What are your thoughts?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:01 pm, Al Man from CA wrote:
Thanks for the best Christmas show ever, we are going to make it a regular Christmas Morning routine!
Question: Which crisis will be resolved first, or in our lifetimes (next 20 yrs or so)?
1. Iran crazy mullahs.
2. Brexit .
3. Steyn/Mann global warming hoax lawsuit.
Happy New Year!
On January 8, 2020 at 4:03 pm, Mark F wrote:
It seems Iran just learned they are not dealing with a Reagan/Bush/Clinton/Obama Presidency anymore. Trump looked at 40 years of "Diplomacy" and saw what a bunch of hooey it is. Seems the Iranians were expecting him to submit and play ball like all previous administration have.
Any thoughts on this?
Thanks for the Clubland Q&As they have become my favorite feature of the Mark Steyn Club.
Mark, Colorado Springs, CO
On January 8, 2020 at 4:04 pm, Bob Belvedere wrote:
Do you think the President is smart enough to target only those Iranian sites that are post-Muslim and leave the pre-Muslim historic sites alone. I believe destroying the latter will turn the proud Iranians against us.
On January 8, 2020 at 4:05 pm, Bryan Hewson wrote:
Strong man on a strong horse seems a fitting phrase for President Trump this past few days Mark - seem to remember you postulating such a theory some years ago.
Well done and keep up the great work and travel safe
On January 8, 2020 at 4:05 pm, Garry from LSD (Lower Slower Delaware) wrote:
Mark, Do you think the Iranians "missed on purpose" last night, or do you think they should sack their missile supplier and buy a bunch a Chinese rockets with cell phones attached?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:05 pm, Jeff Holland wrote:
"Canadians" on board in Tehran....like the "French" ...or the "British"...or the "Swede"...or the "Australian"..
On January 8, 2020 at 4:08 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
America has tried to rebuild Iraq and is supposed to be one of our "allies" in the Middle East. We take out an Iranian general in their soil and we're asked to leave. It's clear to me that we were only welcomed because they wanted Saddam gone and America was just a tool to get it done. Regimes and dictators come and go but the hate for America, Israel, and the rest of the western world has been taught to the people in these nations. I see revolution as the only way for the people of Iran to gain back a level of trust to the world and when I mean revolution I not only mean by fighting back against the regime but the extremist ideology that they have been chained to all their lives and say "no more". What say you Mark.
On January 8, 2020 at 4:08 pm, Todd Williamson wrote:
I think Trump responded perfectly today with his spoken remarks. Basically, he has told the Iranians that their gesture was rather wimpy and he is going to let them get away with this temper tantrum. It will be very difficult for the political left to criticize his response. And to the critics who might say he is going soft, I would answer that our military capabilities extend far below the visible surface. We don't have to hurl bombs at targets to disrupt their ability to harm us. As much as we might distrust our intelligence community given recent events, it was brilliant intelligence work that allowed us to take down Iran's number two guy in such a precise fashion. I think we can hold our heads high and be proud of President Trump's response. If the Iranians step out of line in a meaningful way, I have no doubt that Trump will take decisive military action. Thoughts?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:09 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, you mentioned John Kerry on Rush last week (great impression BTW) and how he is still frolicking about the world, schmoozing with the worst people on the planet thinking he is still Secretary of State. He just called the hit on Qassem Soleiman "a tragedy" (for diplomacy or something). Do you agree, or do you need to check with your Zionist paymasters first?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:10 pm, Reid T wrote:
I thought Trump's opening statement from his announcement this morning, "As long as I am president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon," poetically echoed a stated foreign policy imperative of another time and place, "Carthago delenda est" - don't you think?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:12 pm, Perry Pattetic wrote:
Will lardy Michael Moore be using his new-found linguist skills to apologize on behalf of his Iranian Mullah mates for their murder of the passengers of the Ukrainian 737?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:13 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
With Iran sending missiles into Iraq and World War III being just around the corner can I cease worrying about catastrophic climate change?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:14 pm, David Giler wrote:
Do you have some sort of agreement with Fox which proscribes you from talking about climate change or your the Mann lawsuit when you appear?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:17 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Could all civil services do with more 'weirdos and misfits', as Dominic Cummings wants to recruit for the UK?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:18 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
At midnight, on the 31st of January, I have a chance for dual celebrations: completing my tax return, alongside Freedom from Brussels. One is mandated by a referendum and two general elections. Failing to honour the other incurs a £100 fine, every single day. Which is more likely to happen?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:19 pm, Janet Long wrote:
Mark, I applaud Boris Johnson for aiming at January 31st as the official Brexit date...and this time it will happen according to him. We'll see. I am on the fence about this man. It was bothersome that he joined in on the middle school-like gossip circle lead by Mr. Trudeau, or am I imagining things? He also seems content with the fact that Britain imports 60% of their energy and has banned fracking. He's a goofy guy...can we expect trade deals with him that will improve the lives of British citizens? What is your take on Nigel Farage?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:21 pm, Rob Peters wrote:
Hi Mark, did you hear Jessica Yaniv has taken time away from suing another immigrant waxing salon in British Columbia to warn Ricky Gervais on Twitter not to show up in Vancouver. Do you think Ricky will heed Yaniv's warning? Personally, I'd be more afraid of Yaniv's mother.
On January 8, 2020 at 4:22 pm, David Kelley-Wood wrote:
Mark, I'm sorry to be the one to out you like this, but a thorough analysis of all of the much appreciated original content and special programs you provide for us club members, along with your various appearances on TV and radio and other outlets, reveals that you're averaging minus 45 minutes of sleep per night during the week, and making up for it by getting minus 5 minutes per night on the weekends. Care to explain?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:24 pm, Drew wrote:
Mark, Dem candidates are one-upping each other to promise more hand-outs to a broader swath of citizens and non-citizens alike. Trillion dollar price tags are to be covered by the rich through so-called wealth taxes. They think wealth is sitting in bags of cash rather than in assets that would need to be liquidated to pay the tax. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" comes to mind, of which you presented a splendid audio rendition. In the end, the money won't be nearly enough and the major beneficiaries will be the accounts and lawyers paid minimize the tax. Your thoughts?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:26 pm, Midwestern Tim wrote:
A new democrat has to enter the race soon, right? Regardless of who runs against Trump it's gonna be one of the biggest landslide victories ever, right? What does Trump's 2020 victory tell the rest of the world? What does it mean for the US?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm, Marla from Maine wrote:
Mark, who is the musical talent you would most like to interview but haven't yet?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:31 pm, Chris Hall aka MCF wrote:
With all of the recent "coincidences" this days, like the Epstein security failures, the FBI and DOJ "errors", the Iranian kabuki missile attack that seemed to miss everything, with the possible exception of a UKRAINIAN airliner, Senator Feinstein telling Nancy Pelosi to excrete or get off the pot, dogs and cats living together, it's awfully hard not to be a conspiracy theorist. When you add in the Sun entering Dalton Minimum levels of activity plus a well timed earthquake at an Iranian nuclear site, I almost think that we are either in the End Times or the Twilight Zone. Mark, you're a media guy who has worked around reporters. How will they process this era of bizarre reality? Will they just stick to their standard narrative?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:33 pm, Ben Poser wrote:
I am a fellow Victorian imperialist, but I also have to spread unpopular truths. A night or two ago, Tucker launched into a rather regrettable rant about how sending Soleimani to his porn set in the sky is an act of provocation which could lead us to World War III. The obvious facts of who Soleimani was, Iran's terribly sanction-weakened ability to actually wage war, and the 608 American soldiers Soleimani's proxy brigands murdered notwithstanding, any familiarity with the "teachings" of Muhammad immediately demonstrates that as far as war against the infidel goes, infidel "provocation" is pretty irrelevant to say the least. They're going to want to kill us and bring the kāfir world to its knees entirely regardless of how many of their gang bosses we furnish with 72 full-breasted heavenly child brides. From a nineteenth-century imperialist's perspective — acknowledging Western society's superiority to Muhammadan society — can't we just admit that being fed up with "endless wars" is a decent Western luxury, meanwhile Islam is laughing at us for not being up for the long haul? I fully respect your opinion, but I think a very faithful interpretation of jihād against the infidel is an "endless war," regardless of American public opinion.
— Ben Poser
On January 8, 2020 at 4:37 pm, Perry Pattetic wrote:
Was the Iranian killed in a workplace violence-related incident?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:42 pm, Andrew wrote:
Are you concerned that Justin Trudeau is jealous of the Steyn beard?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:45 pm, Thomas Gaydos wrote:
President Trump suggested troops from NATO might step into the Iraq situation. Do any of our NATO friends have a comment? Great to hear from you. My favorite show!
On January 8, 2020 at 4:48 pm, John Wilson wrote:
Mark, did you do anything fun over the holidays? You know, just fun for yourself - without regard to saving civilization, etc. ?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:53 pm, Perry Pattetic wrote:
I read that a Canadian couple were killed in the downed 737.
They had returned "home" to Iran to marry.
As a naturalized American, America is my home.
On January 8, 2020 at 4:55 pm, David Wilson wrote:
The Iranian government has shown that the best it can do in projecting force is miss the nearest US base with 22 missiles, causing zero casualties (while letting 50 of its own people die in the conscript mob for the general's funeral). Should we fear their ability to attack the West with anything other than one-man or small-group terrorist attacks? Democrats and Hollywood-types are running for the exits, pre-surrendering, or attacking President Trump. Can Western governments do any better?
On January 8, 2020 at 4:56 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Hi, Mark. The anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo/ Jewish attacks in Paris coinciding with events in the Middle East is a reminder of the ever-present threat of Islamic terrorism, whether explicitly state-sponsored or "random lone wolf".
The emphatic U.S response just days ago in the case of Iran appears to highlight the deficient response in the case of ("our friends") the Saudis/ Sunnis since 2001. On Tucker Carlson's show last night, Colonel (Ret.) Douglas Macgregor predicted that any further escalation in current hostilities is likely to involve enemies more significant that Iran, including Russia, China, Turkey... "and ISIS x 100". Your thoughts? Thanks, Kate.
On January 8, 2020 at 4:57 pm, Natalie Olson wrote:
Do you think the conflict in Iran and the middle east would exist to the extent it exists today if the middle east did not contain oil?
On January 8, 2020 at 5:06 pm, Natalie Olson wrote:
My second question is about Generation Z. As the New York Times reported gen z is more receptive to the conservative message and more willing to be civil than millennial. However, in my experience as a gen z many are still liberal and hold many of the same beliefs as millennial. Is there anything conservatives of older generations could do to better communicate with Generation Z?