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
    Rocket Surgeon
    @RocketSurgeon

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

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  2. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter
    @JimmyCarter

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

    Peter Robinson meets Jimmy Carter
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  3. Melissa Praemonitus Member
    Melissa Praemonitus
    @6foot2inhighheels

    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 :)

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  4. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

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

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  5. ChrisFujita Inactive
    ChrisFujita
    @ChrisFujita

    I’ll be there for sure!

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  6. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    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.

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  7. Cow Girl Thatcher
    Cow Girl
    @CowGirl

    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!!

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  8. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    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.

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  9. Concretevol Thatcher
    Concretevol
    @Concretevol

    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??

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  10. Spin Inactive
    Spin
    @Spin

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

    • #10
  11. KC Mulville Inactive
    KC Mulville
    @KCMulville

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

    • #11
  12. danys Thatcher
    danys
    @danys

    I think the danys family can make it. Fun!

    • #12
  13. Dad Dog Member
    Dad Dog
    @DadDog

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

    • #13
  14. Vectorman Member
    Vectorman
    @Vectorman

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

    • #14
  15. PJS Coolidge
    PJS
    @PJS

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

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  16. Larry Koler Inactive
    Larry Koler
    @LarryKoler

    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.

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  17. Annefy Member
    Annefy
    @Annefy

    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.

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  18. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    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?

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  19. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    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.

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  20. profdlp Inactive
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    @profdlp

    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?

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  21. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    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.

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  22. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    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.

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  23. Kim K. Inactive
    Kim K.
    @KimK

    Tickets reserved!

    • #23
  24. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

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

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  25. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    @annefy

    Can I bum a ride too?

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  26. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    @blueyeti, can I bring my wife?

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  27. Annefy Member
    Annefy
    @Annefy

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    @annefy

    Can I bum a ride too?

    Sure. Keep me posted

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  28. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

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

    Yes.

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  29. Larry Koler Inactive
    Larry Koler
    @LarryKoler

    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
  30. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

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

    • #30

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