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What will you accomplish in your ‘second term’ that you could not in you first?
At the very least the flagship podcast is entertaining, the segues alone are worth the price of admission!
In fact I find all the podcasts at the very least entertaining, and some, like Law Talk, I actually learn a lot too, most of the podcasts are educational for sure.
I like the AMU (Audio Meet Ups) for members, I am sure we have been on a few together, and it is great to talk to others of a similar bent, if only because I am a real lone wolf here in Tokyo, I don’t know about you, maybe you are up to your eyeballs in fellow conservatives?
There are a lot of very intelligent people here who post thoughtful pieces that I don’t think you could find without a bit of leg work anywhere else.
Lance’s song of the day!
The bonus one year subscription to National Review Digital!
I do understand if that is not enough, I think as times become worse, money will be tighter and there is nothing wrong with reviewing where you spend you hard earned cash.
I hope this is enough to keep you around.
After the election I have more flexibility. I will abandon my RINO, consensus-seeking, moderate ways and favour you all with my extremism in the defence of liberty.
And I might even get around to reading NRDigital.
Well, if you expected Ricochet to be a vehicle for Republican victory, you might as well let your membership lapse. In my estimation, Ricochet is a great community and a safe place on the net to discuss center-right politics. Plus, the podcasts are fantastic.
Mine is up tomorrow, I am torn as well. On one hand I like the podcasts, on the other, I can get trolled and have death wished on me for free. On one hand conservative/libertarian stuff can be interesting, on the other I find the numbers games and meta-game narratives vexing.
For the price of a cup of coffee, you need to be convinced?? The coffee buzz last a couple hours at most, the insight here stays with you.
I have always felt it was about the community. I know I found this to be a home of sorts, and am glad to find my way back to it after periods away. I re-upped at the annual plan, not to get the NRO thing, as cool as that may be. I did it to ensure home was there to return to in spite of awful weeks such as this.
For some, Ricochet competes in the market for their attention. For others, like me, it was a no-brainer. Troy described it best recently on a podcast, its a bloggers haven. A built in audience of members interested in reading your stuff, and occasionally, even commenting upon them. Definately a place for me.
If its not home for you, I am sure there is one for you out there. And I wish you well on your journey towards discovering it. When you do find it, let us know. Its always good to know of a few good ports in the storm. As nice as home is, we can’t spend all our time indoors.
I think maybe you should visit the comment threads on the other web sites. I always feel I need a good hot shower after picking through the inanity, foul language, lack of reason, and unbelievable ignorance on display. Maybe then you’ll remember that there is no better discussion forum for people that share your beliefs than Ricochet. That’s is why you should re-enlist in the Ricochetti my dear friend.
Are you implying that you are trolled or receive death wishes on Ricochet? If you truly feel that way, you are likely confusing disagreement with trolling. I can’t believe you’ve ever received a wish for your death on this site; it’s shear hyperbole at best, or an outright libel of your fellow commentators at worst. I think your post says much more about you than it does of Ricochet.
…because Mark Steyn may return to the podcasts.
What? He’s not coming back?
Well there’s always the young guns.
I think in Japan, it is even cheaper than one cup of latte. More like half?
Hey man, you should stay on Ricochet because pot is going to be legalized and discussions on Ricochet are about to get really, really hilarious no matter how serious the subject.
HD! We are the last few standing. We only have each other. Maybe in Japan you have more conservative Americans. I am in the deep South and I am surrounded by half liberals. Well, we have a huge black community here too. So maybe if we have a black candidate, that might change things but I am not hopeful. I visit South East Asia once in 2 years for Summer and I am surrounded by Liberals there. Most Liberals like living overseas because they are ashamed of America. This is why I am not moving back to Singapore even though I have a much higher standard of Living there. Depending on how things go, I might have to though. At least, I don’t have to pay for heating bills there. So HD, stay with us. Don’t go.
1) it is cheap entertainment
2) someone else will appropriate your clever Ricochet handle, and you will want it back in a year.
3) The withdrawal symptoms are the worst…… The patch doesn’t really work – I have heard hypnotism might.
Do you like the people here? Do you look forward to finding out what they have to say?
Are you implying that you are trolled or receive death wishes on Ricochet? If you truly feel that way, you are likely confusing disagreement with trolling. I can’t believe you’ve ever received a wish for your death on this site; it’s shear hyperbole at best, or an outright libel of your fellow commentators at worst. I think your post says much more about you than it does of Ricochet. · 1 hour ago
Recently I noticed the the NRO comments are much better, but that there is no sense of community about it. I think that is because one can’t access the profile of the poster as we can on Ricochet.
Steyn, Goldberg, Long was the primary reason I paid my initial subscription, but I enjoyed the Members Feed so much that I didn’t even notice when they stopped appearing. I would really miss James Lileks if I gave up members’ privileges. Law Talk has always been my favorite. Put that behind the cup of coffee and even this rhetorical conversation wouldn’t even have been posted.
Well there’s always the young guns. · 12 hours ago
I think in Japan, it is even cheaper than one cup of latte. More like half? · 12 hours ago
That’s right, Joan! But <<<Maybe in Japan you have more conservative Americans. >>> that is not true at all. It’s just like Europe, but not nearly as much hatred coming from the locals, just the other expats.
My brother lives near Seattle, and I’m seriously considering ‘taking drugs’ for the first time in my entire life, as a ‘pot tourist’. So, you can add me to the sample of “legalizing makes it more used” data.
I was one of the few people who really believed that Clinton didn’t inhale, because I myself have never been able to get smoke of any kind into my lungs. Any Ricochetti here who can advise me about that?
I certainly do. I actually enjoy being reminded every day that there are son many people much, much smarter and eloquent than I.