Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Mother of All Ricochet Meet-Ups

 

Update: Tickets are now available to reserve here

Attention all Ricochet members, especially those of you in the south west United States. On July 23rd at 4PM, all members are invited to attend a special taping of Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. What makes this episode special? Next month marks the 30th anniversary of the “Tear down this wall!” speech given in Berlin on June 12th, 1987. We wanted to interview the writer of one of the 20th century’s most iconic speeches, but the writer of the speech is also the host of our show. What to do? Of course — HIRE SOMEONE ELSE! So, for this show, Ricochet’s own Pat Sajak (OK, he has another job too) will take the Uncommon Knowledge helm and interview the speech’s author, Peter Robinson, and you’re invited to watch the whole thing go down.

Ricochet Reagan and Thatcher members, you’ll receive special seating and all members are invited to join us at a special reception after the interview to meet Pat, Peter, and other Ricochet podcasters and contributors. Tickets will be available on the Reagan Library website. If you can’t make to California for this event, the show will be released on video a few weeks later.

This event is free for all Ricochet members. Not a member? What a great time to join.

Thanks to @ejhill for the illustration. 

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  1. Rocket Surgeon Inactive

    What a great idea! Look forward to it; sorry I can’t attend.

    • #1
    • May 23, 2017, at 7:34 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  2. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Well, at least I can say I made it to the 25th Anniversary in Austin, TEXAS:

    Peter Robinson meets Jimmy Carter
    • #2
    • May 23, 2017, at 7:44 PM PDT
    • 8 likes
  3. Melissa Praemonitus Member

    Great timing! The Whiskey Politics Team will be just returning from FreedomFest in Vegas with reams of video interviews, and we look forward to a nice, relaxing evening. When in town, the Library is my favorite place to visit, and I’m pretty sure @davesussman would live there if they let him.

    Looking forward to seeing Pat and Peter again :)

    • #3
    • May 23, 2017, at 8:52 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  4. Dave Carter Podcaster

    I don’t drive cross country anymore,…but this would be a great trip to make just the same. Hmmmm…….

    • #4
    • May 23, 2017, at 9:04 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  5. ChrisFujita Inactive

    I’ll be there for sure!

    • #5
    • May 23, 2017, at 9:54 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  6. Blue Yeti Admin

    Dave Carter (View Comment):
    I don’t drive cross country anymore,…but this would be a great trip to make just the same. Hmmmm…….

    I’ve heard that L.A. has an airport. More than one, actually. You don’t have to drive.

    • #6
    • May 23, 2017, at 10:26 PM PDT
    • 9 likes
  7. Cow Girl Thatcher

    Oh that would be terrific! I used to live in Ventura County, and I’d love to visit down there again this summer. I will try my hardest to be there. Simi Valley is just around the corner from Port Hueneme, my home for six years. I can’t wait!!

    • #7
    • May 23, 2017, at 10:30 PM PDT
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  8. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Blue YetiI’ve heard that L.A. has an airport. More than one, actually. You don’t have to drive.

    I’m not sure, Dave… but I think Yeti just offered to buy you a plane ticket.

    • #8
    • May 24, 2017, at 5:57 AM PDT
    • 7 likes
  9. Concretevol Thatcher

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti: I’ve heard that L.A. has an airport. More than one, actually. You don’t have to drive.

    I’m not sure, Dave… but I think Yeti just offered to buy you a plane ticket.

    Wait…..I thought if you are a Reagan member you get picked up by Robs private Ricochet jet??

    • #9
    • May 24, 2017, at 6:08 AM PDT
    • 10 likes
  10. Spin Coolidge
    Spin Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I would go but I don’t particularly care for Peter.

    • #10
    • May 24, 2017, at 6:30 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  11. KC Mulville Inactive

    OK, we have to get the script to Mr. Sajak. Make sure he memorizes the phrase: “one last question…”

    • #11
    • May 24, 2017, at 7:36 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  12. danys Thatcher
    danys Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I think the danys family can make it. Fun!

    • #12
    • May 24, 2017, at 6:15 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  13. Dad Dog Member

    Bringing mi esposita y mis hijos. Looking forward to it.

    • #13
    • May 25, 2017, at 8:14 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  14. Vectorman Thatcher

    I have reserved 2 tickets for Sunday. Now for the airline / rental car reservations…

    • #14
    • May 25, 2017, at 11:04 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  15. PJS Inactive
    PJS Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I’ll be there. Planning to stay at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. Car pool, anyone?

    • #15
    • May 25, 2017, at 1:35 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  16. Larry Koler Inactive

    I love that picture for this post. Who did it? E.J.? Anyway, major kudos for that.

    I’m going to make it, I think. I will get my co-decider on board soon.

    • #16
    • May 31, 2017, at 9:22 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  17. Annefy Member

    Dave Carter (View Comment):
    I don’t drive cross country anymore,…but this would be a great trip to make just the same. Hmmmm…….

    If you fly in @davecarter I will pick you up at the airport of your choice.

    • #17
    • May 31, 2017, at 10:15 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  18. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti: I’ve heard that L.A. has an airport. More than one, actually. You don’t have to drive.

    I’m not sure, Dave… but I think Yeti just offered to buy you a plane ticket.

    Wait…..I thought if you are a Reagan member you get picked up by Robs private Ricochet jet??

    Do you think its wise to get on an airplane named Ricochet?

    • #18
    • May 31, 2017, at 11:48 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  19. Blue Yeti Admin

    Larry Koler (View Comment):
    I love that picture for this post. Who did it? E.J.? Anyway, major kudos for that.

    I’m going to make it, I think. I will get my co-decider on board soon.

    EJ did the first pass and then we hired a Russian artist to polish it.

    • #19
    • June 1, 2017, at 12:33 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  20. profdlp Inactive

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    EJ did the first pass and then we hired a Russian artist to polish it

    Did you actually hire him? Or did he just hack it while he wasn’t busy stuffing a ballot box somewhere?

    • #20
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:17 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  21. Dave Carter Podcaster

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Dave Carter (View Comment):
    I don’t drive cross country anymore,…but this would be a great trip to make just the same. Hmmmm…….

    If you fly in @davecarter I will pick you up at the airport of your choice.

    Don’t know why I didn’t see this until just now, Annefy,..but thank you very much!! I appreciate it and will let you know.

    • #21
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:31 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  22. Blue Yeti Admin

    profdlp (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    EJ did the first pass and then we hired a Russian artist to polish it

    Did you actually hire him? Or did he just hack it while he wasn’t busy stuffing a ballot box somewhere?

    It was a her (Luba Myts) and she’s an art director at National Review. Roman Genn recommended her to us.

    • #22
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:34 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  23. Kim K. Member
    Kim K. Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Tickets reserved!

    • #23
    • June 2, 2017, at 6:29 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  24. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Where is good to stay, any thoughts on car rentals etc? Trying to weigh costs.

    • #24
    • June 5, 2017, at 2:46 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  25. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    @annefy

    Can I bum a ride too?

    • #25
    • June 5, 2017, at 2:46 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  26. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    @blueyeti, can I bring my wife?

    • #26
    • June 5, 2017, at 2:47 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  27. Annefy Member

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    @annefy

    Can I bum a ride too?

    Sure. Keep me posted

    • #27
    • June 5, 2017, at 4:43 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  28. Blue Yeti Admin

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    @blueyeti, can I bring my wife?

    Yes.

    • #28
    • June 5, 2017, at 4:59 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  29. Larry Koler Inactive

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    @annefy

    Can I bum a ride too?

    Sure. Keep me posted

    My wife and I will have a car, too, Bryan and Annefy. We’ll be driving in from LAX. Let me know if we can help with any people movement.

    • #29
    • June 5, 2017, at 5:10 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  30. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Now then! All I have to do is talk her into it!

    • #30
    • June 5, 2017, at 6:01 PM PDT
    • 3 likes

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