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I’ve thinking about ways to make Ricochet more useful for members, particularly as a break from pure politics. We’re conservatives, not totalitarian Leftists. We have families, hobbies, and careers that are separate from politics. Besides, we have most of the political stuff already covered.
When I joined The Firing Line, I was impressed by how helpful people were and the tips they shared. We have actual firearms instructors and veterans, along with beginners like me and everyone in between. It’s generally focused on firearms, not even on the politics of firearms. It is highly recommended if you have an interest in firearms. That got me thinking – always a dangerous idea.
Ricochet is a conservative site, and we are not afraid to talk stuff women are good and stuff men are good at. There are differences between men and women, especially in their interests. However, sometimes you need to benefit from the expertise of the other sex. Perhaps you live alone, or perhaps you want to surprise your significant other? Perhaps you never learned how to do something around the house?
Thus, my proposal for Shop Class and Home Ec groups – places to ask questions of the handyman or homemaker varieties. (I’m open to suggestions on the names.) I still use skills I learned in shop class and home ec during high school, and I think a place to share advice would be very useful. People with lots of experience get an audience for their lessons, while newbies get advice. We have really talented people here, after all.
Do people think this would be a good idea? Would you join one of these groups?Published in