Ricochet Podcast Question Time!

 

Good people of Ricochet, lend us your Qs! 

For this week’s flagship podcast, our world famous (right?) hosts will be answering the questions. And they’ll be coming from you. Unfortunately Peter is off this week, but are there any inquiries you’ve had for Rob, James and Charles Cooke – who’s subbing for Mr. R? Whether you’re wondering about their take on hot button issues or their thoughts on culture; maybe you’d like to know about what they do when they aren’t podcasting, or how they got into their line of work. If you wanna know, we wanna know that you wanna know.

Hit them with your best shot in the comments to hear their answers this Friday, July 15th.

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  1. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Ask anything?  Oh man . . .

    • #1
  2. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot)
    @ArizonaPatriot

    Stad (View Comment):

    Ask anything? Oh man . . .

    What do women want?  Just kidding.  :)

    • #2
  3. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot)
    @ArizonaPatriot

    As a serious question, I’d like to hear from Peter, Rob, and James about K-12 education.  What are their preferred policies?  Do they favor charter schools, or something similar?

    This is a policy follow-up to the SCOTUS decision last month in Carson v. Makin, the Maine case about state financial aid to religious schools.  If possible, I’d also like Peter, Rob, and James to comment on Arizona’s new education law, which will reportedly make an education scholarship available to every Arizona student to attend the public, private, religious, or charter school of their parents’ choice.  (Here is a press release from Gov. Ducey’s office, as a place to start on this.)

    • #3
  4. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
    @CACrabtree

    I suppose the first question I’d ask Peter is if he’s any relation to Keith Olbermann but he’s probably been asked that before…

    • #4
  5. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Peter, I know you have strong ties to CA. Do you see yourself migrating elsewhere at some point?

    • #5
  6. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    Now that Rob got his wish that Trump is no longer President, is he happy with the totally predictable results? Is it worth it? What was wrong with peace and prosperity?

    • #6
  7. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    Peter, do you have any Uncommon Knowledge interviews that you would say are the top ones, most surprising, most life-changing?

    Rob, is there anything about Trump you now realize about which you were wrong?

    James, who has influenced you most as a writer?

    • #7
  8. Stephen Richter Member
    Stephen Richter
    @StephenRichter

    What did Ricochet do wrong which caused it to be sued and lose a few months back?  Rob had mentioned it in the weekly podcast but I could not find a writeup of the violation and settlement.  Something about images which were posted on the Ricochet site without consent?   I am interested to understand how the left allies itself with like minded judges to harass and do damage to conservative political institutions.

    • #8
  9. Stephen Richter Member
    Stephen Richter
    @StephenRichter

    The 1st amendment specifies that “… Congress shall make no law …  abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. …”

    This constitutional right encompasses the right to protest, to attend a public protest rally, correct?  Will the application of laws which  restrict trespassing on government property be in conflict with the right of the people to attend a protest rally? 

     For example, an individual pushes passed the capitol police and sets up a booth in the capitol building selling shirts.  That person is arrested and charged with trespassing.  The booth they setup scratched the floor. They are also charged with destruction of gov property.

    Compare to 50 people holding signs saying the election was stolen who push pass the police and walk the halls of Congress chanting slogans, disrupting hearings, demanding that congressional leaders listen to their grievance. Can the government charge those protesters with trespassing same as they did to the person selling shirts?  Does the 1st amendment protect protesters from being charged and punished from trespassing, destruction of government property and even assault on police officers categories of laws?

     

    • #9
  10. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    Rob has talked up Lucky Jim as one of the funniest novels ever written.  

    I just finished reading it over the weekend, and I didn’t laugh once.  What am I missing?

    (And don’t try to tell me I don’t get British literature/humor.  I love PG Wodehouse, who makes me laugh out loud.)

     

    • #10
  11. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Have they seen the images from the Webb Space Telescope?  What do they think of them?  What do they think of NASA now?

    • #11
  12. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Have they seen the images from the Webb Space Telescope? What do they think of them? What do they think of NASA now?

    Just think how much more NASA could do if they weren’t required to be “woke,” and do “Muslim outreach” etc!

    • #12
  13. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte
    @Charlotte

    My question is, why are Rob’s arms so skinny??

    • #13
  14. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    My question is, why are Rob’s arms so skinny??

    I have a theory.  :-)

    • #14
  15. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    My question is, why are Rob’s arms so skinny??

    I have a theory. :-)

    Cut and paste?

    • #15
  16. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    My question is, why are Rob’s arms so skinny??

    I have a theory. :-)

    Cut and paste?

    eh?

    • #16
  17. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

    Have you seen 2000 Mules. I suggest that you invite Catherine Engelbrecht to discuss voter fraud on the Ricochet podcast.

    • #17
  18. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    What did Ricochet do wrong which caused it to be sued and lose a few months back? 

    In a nutshell, a post ended up on the main feed with a photograph that belonged to a very liberal and litigious photographer. We immediately took it down and apologized. He would not accept that because he didn’t like the content of the post.

    We’ve never identified the post and will not. In the end when stuff gets posted to the public facing end of our product it is ultimately our responsibility. And we are paying for that.

    • #18
  19. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    What did Ricochet do wrong which caused it to be sued and lose a few months back?

    In a nutshell, a post ended up on the main feed with a photograph that belonged to a very liberal and litigious photographer. We immediately took it down and apologized. He would not accept that because he didn’t like the content of the post.

    We’ve never identified the post and will not. In the end when stuff gets posted to the public facing end of our product it is ultimately our responsibility. And we are paying for that.

    By “our” I assume you mean the members too, since that’s where the money really comes from.

    • #19
  20. Mowgli Coolidge
    Mowgli
    @Mowgli

    Peter – has the Biden White House reached out to you for mentoring speechwriters?  Every time I hear such poorly written speeches (Tacos anyone?) I wonder what Peter would have written instead or if it’s more about the back and forth revisions between the speechwriter and speech giver who doesn’t rely solely on a teleprompter.

    Rob – why does Desantis only serve up the red meat to the base when he could pivot to a more measured approach.  Did he miss an opportunity to explain to Disney that hostile work environments that take a side on an issue counter to the legislative process can’t be rewarded by government?  Is there a way for DeSantis to get out and do more lengthy podcasts (Uncommon Knowledge, Honestly, Joe Rohan?) rather then press briefings?

    James – do you lament the on-going loss of newspaper and magazines in print? Is the permanence of making a coherent statement that can never be updated increase the quality of the content?

    • #20
  21. Stephen Richter Member
    Stephen Richter
    @StephenRichter

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    What did Ricochet do wrong which caused it to be sued and lose a few months back?

    In a nutshell, a post ended up on the main feed with a photograph that belonged to a very liberal and litigious photographer. We immediately took it down and apologized. He would not accept that because he didn’t like the content of the post.

    We’ve never identified the post and will not. In the end when stuff gets posted to the public facing end of our product it is ultimately our responsibility. And we are paying for that.

    I do not like that Ricochet settled.  Publicize the name of the judge who was in on the shakedown.  Selective prosecution is being used to torment the working class republicans who participated in the Jan 6 protest.  The fact that Ricochet knew that  a judge or jury would equally disposed to be so unfair and rule in favor of the liberal photographer shows how rotten the system is.    Better to fight and lose just so the public can see the extent democrats go to shutdown intelligent news sources. 

    • #21
  22. Michael Minnott Member
    Michael Minnott
    @MichaelMinnott

    Should we write-off and primary the Republican Senators who voted for the recent gun control bill, or do any of you consider them redeemable?

    • #22
  23. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Mowgli (View Comment):

    Peter – has the Biden White House reached out to you for mentoring speechwriters? Every time I hear such poorly written speeches (Tacos anyone?) I wonder what Peter would have written instead or if it’s more about the back and forth revisions between the speechwriter and speech giver who doesn’t rely solely on a teleprompter.

    Rob – why does Desantis only serve up the red meat to the base when he could pivot to a more measured approach. Did he miss an opportunity to explain to Disney that hostile work environments that take a side on an issue counter to the legislative process can’t be rewarded by government? Is there a way for DeSantis to get out and do more lengthy podcasts (Uncommon Knowledge, Honestly, Joe Rohan?) rather then press briefings?

    James – do you lament the on-going loss of newspaper and magazines in print? Is the permanence of making a coherent statement that can never be updated increase the quality of the content?

    Loving your queries to Rob. Top notch.

    • #23
  24. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    What did Ricochet do wrong which caused it to be sued and lose a few months back?

    In a nutshell, a post ended up on the main feed with a photograph that belonged to a very liberal and litigious photographer. We immediately took it down and apologized. He would not accept that because he didn’t like the content of the post.

    We’ve never identified the post and will not. In the end when stuff gets posted to the public facing end of our product it is ultimately our responsibility. And we are paying for that.

    I do not like that Ricochet settled. Publicize the name of the judge who was in on the shakedown. Selective prosecution is being used to torment the working class republicans who participated in the Jan 6 protest. The fact that Ricochet knew that a judge or jury would equally disposed to be so unfair and rule in favor of the liberal photographer shows how rotten the system is. Better to fight and lose just so the public can see the extent democrats go to shutdown intelligent news sources.

    Big problem is that the system is so rotten that only those with deep deep pockets can go off to fight an adversary in the court room.

    So if you figure out you can’t win, do you do it anyway?

    A friend who used to believe in our court system finally used a disability she has to get out of jury duty for the rest of her life. She was tired of being picked for jury duty only to give up 2 to 3 weeks of her life to witness one big corporation battling with another, over matters that might have been good fodder for mediation except both companies were in pissing contests with the other.

    ###

    • #24
  25. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    What did Ricochet do wrong which caused it to be sued and lose a few months back?

    In a nutshell, a post ended up on the main feed with a photograph that belonged to a very liberal and litigious photographer. We immediately took it down and apologized. He would not accept that because he didn’t like the content of the post.

    We’ve never identified the post and will not. In the end when stuff gets posted to the public facing end of our product it is ultimately our responsibility. And we are paying for that.

    I do not like that Ricochet settled. Publicize the name of the judge who was in on the shakedown. Selective prosecution is being used to torment the working class republicans who participated in the Jan 6 protest. The fact that Ricochet knew that a judge or jury would equally disposed to be so unfair and rule in favor of the liberal photographer shows how rotten the system is. Better to fight and lose just so the public can see the extent democrats go to shutdown intelligent news sources.

    Big problem is that the system is so rotten that only those with deep deep pockets can go off to fight an adversary in the court room.

    So if you figure out you can’t win, do you do it anyway?

    A friend who used to believe in our court system finally used a disability she has to get out of jury duty for the rest of her life. She was tired of being picked for jury duty only to give up 2 to 3 weeks of her life to witness one big corporation battling with another, over matters that might have been good fodder for mediation except both companies were in pissing contests with the other.

    ###

    And the lawyers get paid big bucks no matter what.

    • #25
  26. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    That’s also one more good reason to live in a small town now, no big corporations will be slugging it out here.  Also, I’ve had ulcerative colitis for many years so I can always get out of jury duty anyway, if I want to.

     

    P.S.  CarolJoy, sorry I can’t read or reply to your PM until I can get my membership fully reactivated, still waiting on the insurance check that should have already come at least a week ago now.

    • #26
  27. Scott R Member
    Scott R
    @ScottR

    Some conservative commentators take pride in not having voted for either of the two major candidates for president in the last two cycles. I regard this as a cop out. Do you? Why?

    • #27
  28. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
    Eustace C. Scrubb
    @EustaceCScrubb

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Stephen Richter (View Comment):

    What did Ricochet do wrong which caused it to be sued and lose a few months back?

    In a nutshell, a post ended up on the main feed with a photograph that belonged to a very liberal and litigious photographer. We immediately took it down and apologized. He would not accept that because he didn’t like the content of the post.

    We’ve never identified the post and will not. In the end when stuff gets posted to the public facing end of our product it is ultimately our responsibility. And we are paying for that.

    Thank you

    • #28
  29. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
    GlennAmurgis
    @GlennAmurgis

    Rob has stated that rather than the conservative donors give to another think tank, they should invest in entertainment and studios. The daily wire has done that? Has any of the three watched any of the feature films or documentaries that the Dailywire created? If so, what are the reviews of the product?

    • #29
  30. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    James: What do you think the future of Newspapers? My local paper has gone from being delivered to being mailed, with a Weekend edition and nothing on Sundays and Mondays. Are they doomed?

    • #30
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