On January 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm, Frank from Hilltown wrote:
Well, personally I enjoyed the pre-gladiatorial games pompa in which the Holy Articles of Impeachment were transmitted in an excruciatingly slow and faux-august procession from the House of the Anointed to the Senate. But what do you think was really behind Pelosi's slow-walk of the delivery of the impeachment papers?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:01 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
What's your take on the theory that Speaker Pelosi sent over the articles of impeachment to the Senate this week to thwart Sen. Bernie Sanders in the upcoming Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primary (i.e., tying him up listening to evidence 6 days week instead of campaigning)? Wouldn't that simply anger the progressive base who forced her hand to begin impeachment hearings? Maybe, she is working in cahoots with CNN!
Looking forward to your thoughts, Mark. Thanks!
On January 17, 2020 at 4:03 pm, George Pazin wrote:
Down and dirty, Mark: who's winning the Democrat nomination?
With the exception of Steyer, I think you could make a case for those still standing - and yet I feel like there's no way any of them are going to win it, either!
It's feeling more and more like it will end up coming out of the convention, another thing I didn't think was possible....
Loved hearing you on Rush those three days this week!
On January 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm, Paul Harmon wrote:
A bit of small-ball politics. In Oregon, the Democrats wants to criminalize sitting next to a fire, reading a book, on a cold, wet Oregon winter evening. Claiming that wood smoke is an uncontrolled danger to the environment, they want tree-choked Oregon to eliminate wood stoves and fireplaces.
The Democrats don't seem to realize how ridiculous this idea is to Oregonians. In a small way, it is an example of why I think the Democrats are not going to do well in the 2020 elections; they are going beyond outre and all the way to hateful.
On January 17, 2020 at 4:05 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, in your opinion, who are the actual geniuses in the Democratic "brain trust"-a whopper of an oxymoron if I ever wrote one, I know, who actually believe that Elizabeth Warren will deliver them from Donald Trump? Didn't anyone see the way it worked out the last time they screwed over Bernie and put all the muscle and money behind a personality-challenged, stiff, white, heterosexual (?) frumpy alte kacker (old kacker; Yiddish) woman in monochromatic, shapeless clothing? Or are they secretly working for Trump?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:06 pm, Richard Malaby wrote:
Hello Mark! As always, love the club!
A quick confession: with a GOP incumbent, I somewhat enjoy primary season and watching the underhanded attacks between political allies a la Warren and Bernie. Couldn't happen to nicer people!
I am by no means old, but the more of these Presidential election cycles I go through, the more I start to look at the candidates and think: what the hell are you doing here? The Democrats on the debate stage this week: four senators with 80+ years of service in the upper chamber and nary a signature achievement. A mayor of a college town. A billionaire who is somehow campaigning against a booming economy. Not every candidate can be a Churchill, but is this really the best we've got?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:07 pm, Janet Long wrote:
I am continually puzzled about people like Mike Bloomberg and Mr. Steyer, both very wealthy men who made their millions in our capitalist country and yet seem hell bent on destroying the economic system that has worked so well for them. Does your wisdom and insight extend to explaining this to me?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:08 pm, Natalie Olson wrote:
I just transferred to a new college and there is no conservative group on campus. My friend and I were thinking about starting one. Do you have any advice on how to get our message across and/or navigate the bureaucracy that is the American University?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:09 pm, Al Man from CA wrote:
For today's Live I initially thought I would be asking about the expedited collapse of civilization, however after listening to you on the Oakley show I believe the British Monarchy Crisis has taken precedence. You are the solution! This is how it works; Meghan will become a "diversity consultant" for big bucks in Hollywood and for the DNC. Harry will be doing weight reduction and recipe ads for Oprah, clad in Media Matters approved plaid PJ's, and the icing on the cake is that the Queen will then adopt you as her son to fill the void! After all, you have schmoozed with the royals in the past, you could rule a section of Canada (Whistler, my favorite), and invite your new "Mum" on the next Mark Steyn Cruise to be on stage with you and Michelle. Just not sure what your title would be.
What say you?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:10 pm, Ben Poser wrote:
One thing which has crossed my mind lately is should the United States be considered an unofficial member of the British Commonwealth? I'm perfectly fine with us skipping the feathery pomp of the CHOGM every other year, but the U.S. owes is entire physical and political existence to the trans-Atlantic expansion of the British Empire, and is still quite closely tied to the Mother Country through our traditions of government by consent, trial by jury, common law, and, most importantly, the tongue that Shakespeare spake. Should Brexit be the opportunity to fully recognize this reality, however unofficially?
— Ben Poser
On January 17, 2020 at 4:12 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Mark, for years you've drawn attention to the under-reported "Asian grooming gangs" across England and their thousands of victims - vulnerable girls as young as 10 - as well as the systemic cover-up of serious, widespread crime: "The entire apparatus of the state, from the political class to the police to the "child protection" agencies, looked the other way - for fear of appearing "racist" or "Islamophobic". (2014)
This week, another 20 men (from Huddersfield) have been convicted, and a review handed down on the Manchester Police operation, Operation Augusta.
The BBC reported: "Police and social workers investigating child sex exploitation in Manchester knew children were suffering 'the most profound abuse but did not protect them.' After a child's death in 2003, police identified at least 97 suspects, but 'very few' faced justice, the independent review found."
The epidemic of sex slavery in England is no different to the sex slavery - ie the rape, torture and murder of non-Muslim girls - perpetrated by Islamic State. Will this phenomenon ever be confronted honestly, and will authorities in Britain who colluded be held to account?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:13 pm, Owen Morgan wrote:
Rebecca Long-Bailey was darling of the British loony left until a day or two ago. Then she committed wrongthink, by uttering unacceptable opinions about abortion. Is the Left now so stuck in the intellectual permafrost that even putative leaders are no longer to express independent thoughts?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:14 pm, Mark Shere wrote:
It was fun to see you and Tucker talking about Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman." Have you noticed, though, that you seldom hear this song played or referenced by the lefties, or even by the many radio stations that tout the music of the 70s and 80s? Odd treatment for such a pathbreaking and catchy anthem, one might think. The answer assuredly lies in the forbidden words of what is now the darkly ironic third stanza: "But I'm still an embryo, with a long, long way to go, until I make my brother understand." Heaven forbid if we were to hear the musical thought that women and their political rights are, in any sense, embryonic.
On January 17, 2020 at 4:15 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Sir Roger Scruton, the great, English conservative philosopher and polymath, sadly died earlier this month. One famous seminal moment in his life was viewing the students rioting in Paris in 1968 and deciding then and there that whatever they stood for, he was against. Have you had any similar experiences that helped define your politcal standpoint?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:16 pm, Holly wrote:
Mark, I've been anticipating your comments on the death of Roger Scruton, would this be a good time? Thanks
On January 17, 2020 at 4:18 pm, Rob Peters wrote:
Prime Minister Trudeau has just offered families of victims of the Iranian "tragedy" $25,000 each to help with funeral and travel expenses. I don't know whether to laugh or cry about this. What do you make of it? Something's not quite right about this, but I can't pinpoint what is making me so uncomfortable about this specific response. What say you?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:21 pm, Steven Payne wrote:
Mark, which do you think is the greater danger to our republic — a media that are full on activists for one political side or a judiciary in which any judge at any level seemingly outranks the duly elected president?
On a completely unrelated topic, every year your cruises go farther afield from your home base there in New Hampshire. Are you working with Elon Musk to send the 2021 cruise into space?
Thanks and keep fighting the good fight.
On January 17, 2020 at 4:23 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
I enjoyed your look back at the career of John Barry where you spoke with lyricists Sir Tim Rice and Don Black and the composer David Arnold. In your discussion, Rice mentions that when John Barry asked him to write the lyrics for the theme song for the movie Octopussy, Barry mentioned initially that they wouldn't call the song "Octopussy." Rice went along with this, so instead he wrote the lyrics to a song called "All Time High" and it was sung by Rita Coolidge. And I like the song. But Rice mentioned in your discussion that he wished he had the stones to tell Barry that he would instead write a song called "Octopussy" as he probably would have, "Written a more intriguing lyric." I'm willing to pay $100 in advance if he will write the song. He'd already be in the black on this one, Mark. Do you think you can call Sir Tim and work this out? I can't wait to hear it and it would be John Barry's best song in years. Think of it, you can produce. Mark Steyn Presents.... The Songs That Should Have Been!
On January 17, 2020 at 4:25 pm, Dominic wrote:
Hi Mark- I have a broader cultural question for you- about Facebook and social media- there's been a lot of talk about it's effects on politics, marketing etc but to my observation not that much about its effects on the erosion of human character which to my mind has been far more profound than other alleged culprits (eg video games, airbrushed magazines etc) from days gone by. It seems to me that it is (and will be) very difficult to raise young people (particularly young women?) who are able to just live their lives for their own satisfaction, not caring too much about what others think. Zuckerberg et al have clearly tapped into a powerful need in many people not just for attention (which we all desire to some degree) but constant attention. Do you have any thoughts or observations about this?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:27 pm, Carl wrote:
The Wallstreet Journal is reporting today that "China's Birth Rate Falls to New Low, Threatening Economy." You said ten plus years ago that "China will get old before it gets rich." What will the WSJ be reporting in ten years?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
I've commented on the recent wildfires that are currently plaguing Australia due to the negligence of their government. It reminds me of how the local government handled the California wildfires and to an extent how Puerto Rico allowed rations and bottles of water to waste away on a tarmac and horded supplies meant to help their people. They call themselves the party that will save the planet yet when given the chance to do so they'd rather watch forests burn to the ground to promote climate change and in Puerto Rico, they intentionally hide supplies to say that Trump is a racist. Do you believe that there will be a change in perspective regarding these issues or do you believe that they honestly believe that saving the planet involves a plan that no other nation in the planet would ever impose on their people in the Green New Steal? Your thoughts Mark.
On January 17, 2020 at 4:33 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
For the better part of the past few years whenever I defend President Trump for any sin real or imagined I have had the term "Whataboutism" hurled at me. Somehow it is assumed that politicians on the left can get away with all sorts of foul play, but those on the right have to be on the up and up. When will Democrats ever be held accountable for their actions?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:36 pm, Chris Hall aka MCF wrote:
Victor Davis Hanson has a great article on PJMedia that points out the severe energy issues facing Europe. The basic point is that Europe tries to virtue signal about weaning itself off of fossil fuels, but at the same time they are increasingly dependent on Russia and the Middle East for oil and natural gas. Given that the US under Donny Two Scoops is basically energy independent and wants to disentangle itself from Middle East and possibly even European commitments, this means that Europe faces some stark choices. They can boost their defense capability to patrol shipping from the Middle East, build nucleau power plants, and start to frack massively within the contiguous EU, but they show no signs of wanting to do any of these. Alternatively, they can either become satellites of the Russians or split up with the more intelligent countries trying to cozy up to the emerging Anglosphere. Do you see that Europe is on the verge of a sudden geopolitical phase change? Will they face reality or start building mud huts and singing kumbaya?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:40 pm, Scot A wrote:
Not sure if this question was asked. Do the Democrats win in the long run with this impeachment of Trump. Even if Trump isn't removed from office, the Democrats are still setting precedent with this impeachment and they will just impeach every president in the future. I see this as another way the anti-liberty Democrats/Left are corrupting the foundations of our government. I guess this is another step in the march towards full government tyranny and the Republicans are not really doing anything to stop it.
I also wanted to mention that I fully support a Steyn visit to Atlanta. It would be great to see the Mark Steyn Show do a stop in Atlanta and may be we could all do a tour of CNN.
On January 17, 2020 at 4:42 pm, Joseph Dornisch wrote:
Is there going to be a Volume 2 of "A Disgrace to the Profession."?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:44 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Janet Long reminds me: Did anyone else notice that Tom Steyer was utterly absent from the early accounts in the NYT and the WaPo? I mean no mention at all in two-dozen-plus grafs each. The only indication that he was there at all is that the openings of both articles mentioned six candidates. But only five were mentioned by name.
On January 17, 2020 at 4:46 pm, Michael Trueblood wrote:
You Brits and your monarchies. The only reason you have kings and queens is that someone, centuries ago, amassed and maintained enough of a following to crush his neighbours, claim their land as his own, and declare himself king. Am I wrong? It's quaint, and all that. Pomp and circumstance. But who else sings
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen.....? (just people who want to be reigned over?)
On January 17, 2020 at 4:47 pm, Ray Winchester wrote:
Tommy Robinson is getting the greatest free speech award from Danish parliament. Congratulations.
Mark, you earned this award also.
On January 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm, Robert wrote:
Another question about Tommy Robinson - have you seen the news that he's receiving the Free Press Society's annual award, in Copenhagen this weekend, in the Danish Parliament?
You received it yourself a few years ago.
On January 17, 2020 at 4:52 pm, Johnny B wrote:
Hi Mark, It will hardly have escaped your notice the Mayor Pete is a 'concert pianist' among his many other talents. Have you heard him play? Oh dear, the standard of concert pianists must have declined noticeably. His adoring media must assume we'll just take their word for it.
On January 17, 2020 at 4:55 pm, Andrew Vaccaro wrote:
Just heard about the passing of the great British actor Derek Fowlds, who played one of the funniest television characters ever, that of Bernard Woolley in both 'Yes, Minister', and 'Yes, Prime Minister'. His nitpicky responses to Paul Eddington's Prime Minister Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne's Sir Humphrey Appleby were comedy genius, and proved to be a great balance between the two great actors. Both shows are legendary here in Australia and throughout the British Commonwealth for their satirical yet surprisingly accurate and prophetic portrayals of the political system, and are replayed frequently. Did you ever meet Mr Fowlds? If so, what were your impressions of him? Bernard Woolley seemed to me to be the ideal British public servant. And what are your thoughts on how both shows have stood the test of time? As Americans have not been brought up on those shows, how do you think modern Americans would interpret them today, and would they understand them?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:57 pm, Daniel Marston wrote:
Dear Mark: What is the latest update with the suits/counter-suits from Cary Katz of CRTV/BlazeTV?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:58 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
A couple of questions. Tusalita Toese, a "Proud Boys" member who is not exactly pristine (he and a confederate beat up an antifa member in Portland, OR year before last, and he's been arrested for similar brawling before) got sentenced last week to 2 years probation, 80 hrs community service – and has been barred from any protests in Portland for two years. Can a judge actually do that? And is it only for Proud Boys and not, say, antifa? (Who beat up Andy Ngo for the non-crime of filming them, took over traffic direction during another protest, &c.?) I understand that the Portland cops are in a very nasty mess over this generally, because there are a lot more antifa than Proud Boys in Portland, but getting rid of the protests by getting rid of the protesters on one side seems a mite extreme.
The other question was whether you'd seen Frank Bruni's NYT attack on Tucker Carlson, to the effect that just because he says something that all correct-thinking NYT readers agree with once in a while (this was about Iran) doesn't mean that he isn't a rabid, Trump-supporting, racist troglodyte the rest of the time. His examples didn't, to say the least, convince me, but what say you?
On January 17, 2020 at 4:58 pm, Bryan Hewson wrote:
Have you seen the Laurence Fox apperance on QT yet Mark?
Could this be the start of the end of woke acceptance
Do travel safe
On January 17, 2020 at 4:59 pm, Anonymous wrote:
I know there are not supposed to be URLs but I think Kate Smyth brings up a brilliant point about trafficking. So here's how ordinary people can recognize trafficking. Also be sure that you reach out to your local helpline (if you have one) as well if you feel the need. It's always better to look stupid and have nothing be wrong than to not say something.