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A number of key anniversaries fall within a week of the weekend of June 12-14. As such, it seemed like a good time to get together with fellow Ricochetti and a few guest speakers to party as only people who will pay for a political podcast know how.
From experience with National Review Cruises and from other meetups, we came to the conclusion that you wanted to make sure that there was always something to do, but that you never stopped people from just hanging out and talking. We will have political, historical, and theological talks, great food, alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. From the World War I museum to Kansas City Blues dancing, there are any number of fun activities to ignore or pay attention to at your leisure. The full, if provisional, schedule is here (I expect most comments to go there), but if you want to ignore the activities your schedule is Friday: meeting space in the hotel, Saturday: Liberty Memorial Park, Sunday: Leavenworth.
The 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, and 6400 year anniversaries being celebrated are the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the first battle American troops went into in Vietnam, the resignation of William Jennings Bryan from Wilson’s cabinet (leading to entry into the War), the Battle of Waterloo, the birth of Pocahontas’ kid (almost), the Signing of the Magna Carta, St. Cyril’s lynching of Hypatia, Achilles’ conquest of the Lesbians, and the invention of beer. If you’re not familiar with any of these and why they’re important, there’s still time, and Ricochet will help over the upcoming month.
If you don’t care about any of these, come for the company, the food, the laughs, and the sheer gosh darn awesomeness of hanging out with America’s finest people. Food and alcohol for the whole weekend will set you back $80, plus $12 if you want to shoot, plus $12 if you want to go to the museum, and minus $10 for each meal you don’t want to join us for. We’d recommend staying at the Hilton to maximize convenience ($109/ night), but you can get hotels for less than half that if you prefer (talk to Amy if you want a different deal). You can fly in to Kansas City Airport and we will handle all your transportation after that. It may or may not change your life (it might!) but it’ll change the way that you see Ricochet and it’ll be a blast.
If you are keen to attend, please send Amy Schley an email. Her gmail address is her full name, without spaces.