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Ricochet Podcast #86: Barbour, Barone, and Missoni

We’ve got Barbour, we’ve got Barone. We talk politics, we talk economy, we talk fashion (it is fashion week, after all). And later, Lileks, Long and Robinson engage in a frank and fascinating discussion on the mortgage crisis and what the government should and shouldn’t do about it. Not to be missed.

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The best dressed links:

  • Don’t wait for Lileks’ weekly Minneapolis weather forecast, get it here&nbsp;whenever you feel the need.&nbsp;

  • The Ricochet Super Feed is the most convenient way to get all of our podcasts. Ricochet members, click on the subscribe icon on the right sidebar on the front page.
  • The oft-mentioned &nbsp;flagship Starbucks in Seattle&nbsp;is indeed located across the street&nbsp;from the Pike’s Place Fish Market. We can’t vouch for how odoriferous it is, however. Here’s the street piano in action&nbsp;there.&nbsp;
  • There appear to be twenty pianos strategically placed across Minneapolis, according to this recent piece&nbsp;in the Star-Tribune. We’re eager to&nbsp;see a video of someone tickling those ivories in January.&nbsp;
  • Michael Barone’s work may be read online at WashingtonExaminer.com. Required reading.
  • Harvey’s Pub&nbsp;as it existed through the 19th and 20th century in Washington DC. It is no longer with us.&nbsp;
  • Madge Gates Wallace&nbsp;was Bess Truman’s mother. She doesn’t look like a battle axe to us.
  • Michael and Mitt both attended the exclusive Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfeld, Michigan. Here’s a shot of Mitt&nbsp;from that time in which he looks suspiciously like Greg Marmalard&nbsp;from Animal House.
  • From here on out, we will refer to Michael Barone as the human link generator. He does this all by himself.&nbsp;
  • Here’s the clip of Paul Gigot predicting&nbsp;that Christie will get into the race. We remain unconvinced. Feels more like media-driven wishful thinking.&nbsp;
  • Want to create your own electoral college scenarios? We recommend 270toWin.com.
  • Missoni’s debut on Target.com famously crashed their website when it debuted on last Tuesday.&nbsp;
  • We’re not going to provide any links on this discussion of the mortgage crisis, because, well, we really just want you just to listen to it and comment below.&nbsp;

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The Ricochet Podcast is proudly sponsored by Encounter Books. This week’s featured title is&nbsp;Confronting Terror: 9/11 And The Future of American National Security, edited by John Yoo and Dean Reuter. Available for all platforms at&nbsp;EncounterBooks.com&nbsp;and Amazon.com.

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  1. Danihel Tornator

    As a Washingtonian, I have an additional question. Is this the price of a grande latte with or without state and local sales tax? Statewide, we pay 7.8% sales tax.

    Duane Oyen: Very important question hanging over from last week.&nbsp; Is it POGLAFSS, or COGLAFSS? &nbsp;

    In other words, are we talking about the price of a grande latte, or the cost of a grande latte?&nbsp; For at least a year, Rob’s weekly commercial discussed POGLAFSS, then last week, we were suddenly into costs rather than prices.&nbsp; Economists make a serious distinction (so do accountants). · Sep 21 at 7:42pm

  2. flownover

    At first glance on the phone , I thought you were doing a piece on the Days of Rage . Little did I know how far off the fashion target I was. “You all be safe out there.”

    Great closing song. Such cheery existentialism.

  3. FeliciaB

    Is it bad that whenever I see a picture of Lileks, Robinson and Long together, I get happy inside?

  4. EJHill

    As I told Yeti when he commissioned this, ahem, fashion statement, with our boys being happy conservative warriors it was almost impossible to get that dead-eyed, blitzed-on-cocaine and dumber-than-a-bag-of-wet-mice look so popular on the runways of Milan, Rome and Paris.

  5. raycon and lindacon
    Scott Reusser: &nbsp;An angry Rob Long?&nbsp;Wow, that&nbsp;”let ‘em sell apples” rant at the end was classic. · Sep 21 at 7:52pm

    And while the bankers sell apples on street corners, millionaire senators like Barney and Chris continue in office.&nbsp; Rob… refocus you anger where something can actually change.

  6. grotiushug

    My goodness. &nbsp;Those clothes–are they really the ones that people had to have so badly that it crashed Target’s website? &nbsp;Really? &nbsp;Nah.&nbsp;

  7. Duane Oyen

    Very important question hanging over from last week.&nbsp; Is it POGLAFSS, or COGLAFSS? &nbsp;

    In other words, are we talking about the price of a grande latte, or the cost of a grande latte?&nbsp; For at least a year, Rob’s weekly commercial discussed POGLAFSS, then last week, we were suddenly into costs rather than prices.&nbsp; Economists make a serious distinction (so do accountants).

  8. Yeah...ok.

    Rob Long,

    Nice rage. Let me know when you’re ready with your torch and pitch folk. Too bad we did this to ourselves.

  9. Scott R

    &nbsp;An angry Rob Long?&nbsp;Wow, that&nbsp;”let ‘em sell apples” rant at the end was classic.

  10. Rob Long
    C
    Duane Oyen: Very important question hanging over from last week.&nbsp; Is it POGLAFSS, or COGLAFSS? &nbsp;

    In other words, are we talking about the price of a grande latte, or the cost of a grande latte?&nbsp; For at least a year, Rob’s weekly commercial discussed POGLAFSS, then last week, we were suddenly into costs rather than prices.&nbsp; Economists make a serious distinction (so do accountants). · Sep 21 at 7:42pm

    These are important questions. &nbsp;I meant to say, of course, the price&nbsp;of a grande latte, not the cost. &nbsp;The price is $3.58. &nbsp;The cost is the sum total of human misery in coffee-growing regions caused by western coffee traders throughout history.

  11. Leslie Watkins

    Yes, Joey V. It does.

    JoeyV: I guess this makes me a damn yankee, but&nbsp;listening to Haley Barbour speak is painful to me, maybe I can read what he’s saying! · Sep 22 at 12:04pm

  12. Jimmy Carter

    I love listening to Gov. Barbour. He sounds like a High School Football Coach.

    I’d pay cash money to hear Him read the “St. Crispen’s Day Speech.”

    Also, Rob, I think Yer ire should be directed at those who make the rules, the politicians, and those who shouldn’t have been seeking a home loan in the first place.

  13. Duane Oyen
    Rob Long

    Duane Oyen: Very important question hanging over from last week.&nbsp; Is it POGLAFSS, or COGLAFSS? &nbsp;

    In other words, are we talking about the price of a grande latte, or the cost of a grande latte?&nbsp; For at least a year, Rob’s weekly commercial discussed POGLAFSS, then last week, we were suddenly into costs rather than prices.&nbsp; Economists make a serious distinction (so do accountants). · Sep 21 at 7:42pm

    These are important questions. &nbsp;I meant to say, of course, the price&nbsp;of a grande latte, not the cost. &nbsp;The price is $3.58. &nbsp;The cost is the sum total of human misery in coffee-growing regions caused by western coffee traders throughout history. · Sep 22 at 10:42am

    Only Fair Trade commentary at Ricochet!

  14. I. raptus

    Hmm.&nbsp; The ID3v2 tags in the MP3 identify the title as “Huey Long.”

  15. The Gold Tooth

    It’s time that our revered podcast host got his head around Roman numerals. Until then, here’s a RN calculator that he can cheat with: http://www.guernsey.net/~sgibbs/roman.html

  16. Ford

    Thanks for the ‘Rant’ Rob! This is the kind of effort that the left always brings to the game and convinces with their conviction, and the right always seems to shy away from. Have some convictions folks. This is also what was wonderful about all the Mark Steyn pod casts, he has such conviction that only the truly brave, or stupid, liberal wants to go head to head with Mr. Steyn… and today you were ‘that guy’!

  17. Blue Yeti
    C
    I. raptus: Hmm.&nbsp; The ID3v2 tags in the MP3 identify the title as “Huey Long.” · Sep 22 at 5:46pm

    For obvious reasons,&nbsp;I changed the title after I got the Photoshop from EJHill. The file had already been uploaded and published. Good catch, though.&nbsp;

  18. JoeyV

    I guess this makes me a damn yankee, but&nbsp;listening to Haley Barbour speak is painful to me, maybe I can read what he’s saying!

  19. Leslie Watkins

    I’m with you Rob about wanting lots of bank executives to sell apples, but I’m also with James because, in the end the person is the problem; the tool only makes it worse. My own case in point: for years friends kept telling me that I needed to buy a house, that renting was just soooo last generation. Serious social status pressure was applied. But I knew I didn’t make enough to do that. One friend said, when my mother was moving down for us to live together, “If you end up renting and not buying, I swear I’m gonna freak out!” To which I responded: “Hey, I know myself. I know I&nbsp; don’t want to be house rich and cash poor.” (Crickets) By September 2008 I was sooooo glad I did not let people talk me into doing something I knew I could not realistically swing. But if I had been talked into it, who besides myself would I really have to blame?

  20. Dan Charles

    Fantastic podcast, but I think you guy’s underappreciated the value of Rob’s memorable line, Podcast should have been titled “I want them selling apples”.

    Oddly enough, that’s my only complaint.