Returning to Ricochet

 

I have not been on here since October of 2020.

That should tell you all you need to know about how profoundly distressed I was by the actions of the corporate world in installing a demented president and Giggles, the vice president. I do not believe Biden won the election. I will never believe that. You can call me a conspiracy theorist. That’s fine.

I used to live in a free country.  I used to believe that short of yelling fire in a crowded theater, I could exercise my God-given and First-Amendment-Protected right to freedom of speech without sanction. I no longer believe that. I am flummoxed by people who cannot see that the economic woes they are experiencing are the direct result of Biden’s policies. Some of those people are people I know. They complain about $300 grocery bills, while at the same time saying they are praying that Biden forgives the student loans they’ve been repaying at $1.29 a month.

Here’s the funny thing. They tell me I am in a cult. Yet, they fail to see that the blind worship they have for the guy with the big checkbook (and hugely negative checkbook balance) is contrary to their interest as well as the national interest. Some still believe they won’t pay more taxes.

I grieve for my country, but I trust in God. God has come through for us in the Dobbs case, and I believe that better days are ahead. But January of 2025 cannot roll around fast enough for me.

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  1. Gary Robbins Member
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    Welcome back.

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    I’ve missed your posts, Anthony. Good to see you.

    • #2
  3. Jim George Member
    Jim George
    @JimGeorge

    Anthony L. DeWitt: I grieve for my country, but I trust in God.  God has come through for us in the Dobbs case, and I believe that better days are ahead.  But January of 2025 cannot roll around fast enough for me.

    Bravo! You speak for me and I have to assume, many others. Thank you. 

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  4. Bob Thompson Member
    Bob Thompson
    @BobThompson

    I guess the only difference between you and me with regard to the content of your post is that I stayed with Ricochet even though I was also profoundly distressed by big tech behavior corrupting the election.

    I still wonder why they would do this.

    Welcome back.

    • #4
  5. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp. 

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  6. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Yep. 

    Watch out for them.

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  7. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Yep.

    Watch out for them.

    I distinctly get a “and now a word from the opposition” vibe when some things get promoted to the main feed.

    But they are still allowing the ‘opposition’ to be heard, so that’s a plus. 

    And Ricochet is a microcosm of the right wing. The ones in control want stability and caution and have a different agenda.
    The vast majority of members are distinctly off the Romney/Jeb/Christie train.
    It’s the same impasse. 

     That you have returned is a good sign we are winning.

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  8. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)
    @DonG

    Anthony L. DeWitt:

    They complain about $300 grocery bills, while at the same time saying they are praying that Biden forgives the student loans they’ve been repaying at $1.29 a month.

    That’s some good writing there.

    Here’s the funny thing. They tell me I am in a cult

    Part of the BlueAnon cult is claim everyone else is actually in a cult.

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  9. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Anthony L. DeWitt:

    They complain about $300 grocery bills, while at the same time saying they are praying that Biden forgives the student loans they’ve been repaying at $1.29 a month.

    That’s some good writing there.

    Here’s the funny thing. They tell me I am in a cult

    Part of the BlueAnon cult is claim everyone else is actually in a cult.

    Projection.  Tool #1 in the “Progressive” toolbox.

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  10. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I guess the only difference between you and me with regard to the content of your post is that I stayed with Ricochet even though I was also profoundly distressed by big tech behavior corrupting the election.

    I still wonder why they would do this.

    Welcome back.

    In any event, for both  those who stayed and for many of  those who left, Ricochet is reminiscent of that Eagle’s line “You can check out any time you like — But you can never leave.”

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  11. Bob Thompson Member
    Bob Thompson
    @BobThompson

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

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    I guess the only difference between you and me with regard to the content of your post is that I stayed with Ricochet even though I was also profoundly distressed by big tech behavior corrupting the election.

    I still wonder why they would do this.

    Welcome back.

    In any event, for both those who stayed and for many of those who left, Ricochet is reminiscent of that Eagle’s line “You can check out any time you like — But you can never leave.”

    As long as it’s not California.

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  12. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Anthony L. DeWitt: I no longer believe that. I am flummoxed by people who cannot see that the economic woes they are experiencing are the direct result of Biden’s policies.

    Here is some food for thought, nothing more.

    Isn’t it possible that the economic woes they are experiencing are not also, in part, the laws passed by Congress, and not just the policies the Biden administration to implement those laws (as he was sworn to do)?

    In other words, isn’t it true that part of the cause of those woes is not that Biden failed to faithfully fulfill his promise to execute the laws, but that he did faithfully execute them, and they were evil or stupid laws ?

    For example, what about massive borrowing to fund, not future, but present consumption?  Biden executed the appropriation, tax, and Federal Reserve authorization laws that

    • demanded that borrowing against the future
    • demanded that present consumption
    • demanded those deficits, and
    • demanded the increases in the Federal debt.

    Are you saying that he should have spent more than what the Congress demanded in the laws they passed?  Are you saying that he should have taxed more than they demanded he tax?

    Again: this is just food for critical thinking.

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  13. MoFarmer Coolidge
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    @mofarmer

    Franco (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Yep.

    Watch out for them.

    I distinctly get a “and now a word from the opposition” vibe when some things get promoted to the main feed.

    But they are still allowing the ‘opposition’ to be heard, so that’s a plus.

    And Ricochet is a microcosm of the right wing. The ones in control want stability and caution and have a different agenda.
    The vast majority of members are distinctly off the Romney/Jeb/Christie train.
    It’s the same impasse.

    That you have returned is a good sign we are winning.

    Could someone explain what R>PTB means and tell me who are the “ones in control”? 

    • #13
  14. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    MoFarmer (View Comment):
    And Ricochet is a microcosm of the right wing.

    No, it isn’t.  The right wing is only one half of the microcosm of Ricochet.

    Ricochet is a microcosm of an ideologically divided electoral faction that tends to vote Republican.

    On one side is the “right wing”.  Right wing of what?  The right wing of the classist spectrum, who all agree that the State’s monopoly on the legal use of violence should be used to favor one arbitrary class of humans and harm the other.  Those who are on this spectrum only disagree about which particular class should be favored, and which harmed.

    The opposing faction are opposed to every part of that spectrum: left, center, and right.

    • #14
  15. Bishop Wash Member
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    @BishopWash

    MoFarmer (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Yep.

    Watch out for them.

    I distinctly get a “and now a word from the opposition” vibe when some things get promoted to the main feed.

    But they are still allowing the ‘opposition’ to be heard, so that’s a plus.

    And Ricochet is a microcosm of the right wing. The ones in control want stability and caution and have a different agenda.
    The vast majority of members are distinctly off the Romney/Jeb/Christie train.
    It’s the same impasse.

    That you have returned is a good sign we are winning.

    Could someone explain what R>PTB means and tell me who are the “ones in control”?

    R> = Ricochet

    PTB = Powers That Be

    The ones in control are Rob, Peter, Yeti, et al.

    • #15
  16. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    MoFarmer (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Yep.

    Watch out for them.

    I distinctly get a “and now a word from the opposition” vibe when some things get promoted to the main feed.

    But they are still allowing the ‘opposition’ to be heard, so that’s a plus.

    And Ricochet is a microcosm of the right wing. The ones in control want stability and caution and have a different agenda.
    The vast majority of members are distinctly off the Romney/Jeb/Christie train.
    It’s the same impasse.

    That you have returned is a good sign we are winning.

    Could someone explain what R>PTB means and tell me who are the “ones in control”?

    R> = Ricochet

    PTB = Powers That Be

    The ones in control are Rob, Peter, Yeti, et al.

    Indeed.  The R> type moniker appears on most if not all of the merch, and at the top left corner of every site page, at least if you’re using a real computer.  I can’t speak for the unfortunates who rely on phones.

    • #16
  17. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Have any of those Powers That Be said that they voted for Joe Biden?  Or expressed pleasure that Biden replaced Trump?

    • #17
  18. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Have any of those Powers That Be said that they voted for Joe Biden? Or expressed pleasure that Biden replaced Trump?

    I’m aware of at least one who states repeatedly that Trump is/was unfit to be President.  Not sure how you go from there.  It didn’t seem to matter, or at least not matter enough, that Biden is clearly MORE unfit.  If you tell one side that their candidate is unfit, and maybe enough of them stay home/don’t vote that the other candidate wins…  is there a significant difference?

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  19. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Have any of those Powers That Be said that they voted for Joe Biden? Or expressed pleasure that Biden replaced Trump?

    I’m aware of at least one who states repeatedly that Trump is/was unfit to be President. Not sure how you go from there. It didn’t seem to matter, or at least not matter enough, that Biden is clearly MORE unfit. If you tell one side that their candidate is unfit, and maybe enough of them stay home/don’t vote that the other candidate wins… is there a significant difference?

    There are lots of people who voted for Trump as the lesser of two evils.  Aren’t there a lot of Ricochet members who have said they had lots of complaints about Mitt Romney and John McCain but voted for them, anyway?  I guess I interpreted “other camp” to mean Biden voters, not just Trump critics.

    • #19
  20. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Have any of those Powers That Be said that they voted for Joe Biden? Or expressed pleasure that Biden replaced Trump?

    I’m aware of at least one who states repeatedly that Trump is/was unfit to be President. Not sure how you go from there. It didn’t seem to matter, or at least not matter enough, that Biden is clearly MORE unfit. If you tell one side that their candidate is unfit, and maybe enough of them stay home/don’t vote that the other candidate wins… is there a significant difference?

    There are lots of people who voted for Trump as the lesser of two evils. Aren’t there a lot of Ricochet members who have said they had lots of complaints about Mitt Romney and John McCain but voted for them, anyway? I guess I interpreted “other camp” to mean Biden voters, not just Trump critics.

    It’s pretty simple math that a non-vote for Trump doesn’t – can’t – overcome a vote for Biden.  And if anything, telling Republicans that the Republican nominee is “unfit” could even motivate more Democrats to come out and vote for THEIR (unfit) candidate, to – in their minds – “stop Trump.”

    • #20
  21. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    @RushBabe49

    Welcome back to your Ricochet Family!

    • #21
  22. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Welcome back, but not much has changed around here since you left. For some insane reason the R> PTB are still in the other camp.

    Have any of those Powers That Be said that they voted for Joe Biden? Or expressed pleasure that Biden replaced Trump?

    I’m aware of at least one who states repeatedly that Trump is/was unfit to be President. Not sure how you go from there. It didn’t seem to matter, or at least not matter enough, that Biden is clearly MORE unfit. If you tell one side that their candidate is unfit, and maybe enough of them stay home/don’t vote that the other candidate wins… is there a significant difference?

    There are lots of people who voted for Trump as the lesser of two evils. Aren’t there a lot of Ricochet members who have said they had lots of complaints about Mitt Romney and John McCain but voted for them, anyway? I guess I interpreted “other camp” to mean Biden voters, not just Trump critics.

    By the other camp I don’t mean Biden voters, I mean those who don’t agree with Anthony DeWitt’s assertions, chiefly that Biden actually lost the election. Rob, Peter, James, Yeti, Jon, and every single political pundit they’ve booked since Nov 2020 actually truly believes Trump either lost because of Trump, or because the election climate gave Biden an unfair (rigged, as Molly would say) advantage to win.  We in the other camp know that Biden lost and lost big. I contend it was due to wholesale machine fraud and by design. 

    I also contend it applies to them (the R> PTB)  as being on the side of those who buy the establishment narratives about J6, election reform, Covid protocol, Ukraine, Covid jab efficiency, and GOP mid-terms as the answer to all our woes.

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  23. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Welcome home!

    • #23
  24. JoshuaFinch Coolidge
    JoshuaFinch
    @JoshuaFinch

    Anthony L. DeWitt: I grieve for my country, but I trust in God. God has come through for us in the Dobbs case, and I believe that better days are ahead. But January of 2025 cannot roll around fast enough for me.

    Hear, hear.

    As the pledge of allegiance has it: “one nation, under God.” If you take God out of the equation, as leftists do, divison and strife are inevitable.

    • #24
  25. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Anthony L. DeWitt: But January of 2025 cannot roll around fast enough for me.

    Even if it marks the inauguration of President Harris?  Or Pelosi?  Or Schumer?…

    • #25
  26. Bob Thompson Member
    Bob Thompson
    @BobThompson

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Anthony L. DeWitt: But January of 2025 cannot roll around fast enough for me.

    Even if it marks the inauguration of President Harris? Or Pelosi? Or Schumer?…

    Things should really be exciting by then

    • #26
  27. Flicker Coolidge
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    JoshuaFinch (View Comment):

    Anthony L. DeWitt: I grieve for my country, but I trust in God. God has come through for us in the Dobbs case, and I believe that better days are ahead. But January of 2025 cannot roll around fast enough for me.

    Hear, hear.

    As the pledge of allegiance has it: “one nation, under God.” If you take God out of the equation, as leftists do, divison and strife are inevitable.

    That is, if God is ultimately left out of the hearts of the people.

    • #27
  28. JoshuaFinch Coolidge
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    @JoshuaFinch

    Flicker (View Comment):

    JoshuaFinch (View Comment):

    Anthony L. DeWitt: I grieve for my country, but I trust in God. God has come through for us in the Dobbs case, and I believe that better days are ahead. But January of 2025 cannot roll around fast enough for me.

    Hear, hear.

    As the pledge of allegiance has it: “one nation, under God.” If you take God out of the equation, as leftists do, divison and strife are inevitable.

    That is, if God is ultimately left out of the hearts of the people.

    Whenever there is a school shooting they say: “How could God let this happen?” The answer is God would have stopped it but He was banned from school grounds or, as Flicker has it, kept out of the hearts of the kids who went to that school.  Here’s the school prayer banned by the Supreme Court in 1962, which put an end to prayer in the public schools:

    “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.”

    Is it any wonder, 60 years later, that we are where we are today?

    • #28
  29. Steven Galanis Coolidge
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    @Steven Galanis

    Is it really possible that Warnock fellow could have won that Senate seat in Georgia were the 2020 presidential election not rigged from sea to shining sea?

    • #29
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