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  1. EHerring Coolidge

    Excellent speech…history of great men in a few minutes. Watching it again. Great fireworks. 

    • #1
    • July 3, 2020, at 9:23 PM PDT
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  2. Cal Lawton Member
    Cal Lawton Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    What a fantastic speech. In-the-face of the global Left.

    • #2
    • July 3, 2020, at 9:46 PM PDT
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  3. James Lileks Contributor

    Here’s the CNN mobile page a few hours after the speech.

    You know, I’m beginning to think they might have an agenda.

     

     

    • #3
    • July 3, 2020, at 10:55 PM PDT
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  4. Skyler Coolidge

    I’ve complained often over the last decade or so that you rarely ever hear politicians use the word “freedom” or talk about how important freedom is. Thank you, President Trump, for re-emphasizing that most important part of our society.

    • #4
    • July 4, 2020, at 12:53 AM PDT
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  5. She Reagan
    She Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    And here’s what’s top of mind on Google News at the moment:

    As far as I can see, even clicking on the “view full coverage” link shows no positive coverage other than a couple of Fox articles pointing out the glowing things that CNN and, or all people, Bernie Sanders, had to say about Mt. Rushmore in 2016. Mostly, there seems to be grave disappointment that no-one was killed by the fireworks, which a “former park official” said “endanger public safety.”

    I did have to click on the Grauniad article about “our national parks” to see if Great Britain was making a move on its former colony across the pond. But it’s written by two people, 1) Jonathan B Jarvis, a former Director of the National Parks Service (for Barack Obama). Apparently (at least according to Wikipedia, his tenure was marred by a “culture of sexual harassment and park mismanagement,” and 2) Gary Machlis, former Science Advisor (science!) to the Director of the National Parks Service. I’m going to take a wild guess that the DNPS he was science advisor to was Johnathan B Jarvis.

    • #5
    • July 4, 2020, at 1:09 AM PDT
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  6. Vince Guerra Member

    This was the second best thing I’ve seen or heard all year. Great speech, got me fired up. Now, hammer down. 

    • #6
    • July 4, 2020, at 1:25 AM PDT
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  7. Tocqueville Coolidge

    Please please let him be re-elected. Trying to watch this with my kids here in France!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    I go around my life here feeling like a White Russian. 

    • #7
    • July 4, 2020, at 4:24 AM PDT
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  8. EHerring Coolidge

    I think we would know by now if the fireworks last night were as dangerous as the leftie protesters on the road there.

    • #8
    • July 4, 2020, at 5:13 AM PDT
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  9. Front Seat Cat Member

    Tocqueville (View Comment):

    Please please let him be re-elected. Trying to watch this with my kids here in France!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    I go around my life here feeling like a White Russian.

    Do you get a mail in vote? 

    • #9
    • July 4, 2020, at 5:42 AM PDT
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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Unhelpful Com… Coolidge

    This is a magnificent speech. Historical in that it’s a reminder of our history and that it will hold a place as one of the great speeches of American history. That our media hates it only highlights that they are, as our President has so often said, the enemy of the people.

    • #10
    • July 4, 2020, at 8:38 AM PDT
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  11. DrewInWisconsin, Unhelpful Com… Coolidge

    Looks like the code words that went out on whatever passes for JournoList these days were “dark and divisive.”

    • #11
    • July 4, 2020, at 10:53 AM PDT
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  12. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    James Lileks (View Comment):
    You know, I’m beginning to think they might have an agenda.

    Gee, ya think?

    • #12
    • July 4, 2020, at 12:13 PM PDT
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  13. Tocqueville Coolidge

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Tocqueville (View Comment):

    Please please let him be re-elected. Trying to watch this with my kids here in France!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    I go around my life here feeling like a White Russian.

    Do you get a mail in vote?

    I will. It’s not time yet. Unfortunately I vote in Indiana, which should be reliable. Not a swing state.

    • #13
    • July 4, 2020, at 2:30 PM PDT
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  14. Jim Kearney Contributor

    Great speech. Music, backdrop etc. all perfect.

    The President (and his speechwriter — Miller perhaps?) identified the extent of our domestic problem: anti-American bias penetrating our schools, newsrooms, and now boardrooms. Perfect.

    I recorded this off C-SPAN, which of course, no one watches.

    He will need to use the clips in ads, re-use key elements of the script in wider venues, e.g. the RNC acceptance speech and more ads, and let’s also get the replays going on all widely viewed and listened to conservative watched television and radio. Social media, too.

    As the campaign continues, it becomes more and more important for us to promote widely viewed/heard content. As sub host for Rush, Mark Steyn is now an important voice. Tucker and Sean’s TV numbers are now quite high. Dobbs and Bartiromo on Fox Business reach into educated and suburban audiences, which we must crack.

    What can most of us do? The advertising runs off our contributions, so one word. Donate!

    • #14
    • July 5, 2020, at 7:57 AM PDT
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  15. EHerring Coolidge

    Jim Kearney (View Comment):

    Great speech. Music, backdrop etc. all perfect.

    The President (and his speechwriter — Miller perhaps?) identified the extent of our domestic problem: anti-American bias penetrating our schools, newsrooms, and now boardrooms. Perfect.

    I recorded this off C-SPAN, which of course, no one watches.

    He will need to use the clips in ads, re-use key elements of the script in wider venues, e.g. the RNC acceptance speech and more ads, and let’s also get the replays going on all widely viewed and listened to conservative watched television and radio. Social media, too.

    As the campaign continues, it becomes more and more important for us to promote widely viewed/heard content. As sub host for Rush, Mark Steyn is now an important voice. Tucker and Sean’s TV numbers are now quite high. Dobbs and Bartiromo on Fox Business reach into educated and suburban audiences, which we must crack.

    What can most of us do? The advertising runs off our contributions, so one word. Donate!

    All get the word out, although Hannity would be more effective if he didn’t constantly interrupt his guests to state his own thoughts. Mark Levin is an excellent attack dog. Tucker goes on the offensive. Steyn uses ridicule as a great weapon. Each has his own approach.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 9:32 AM PDT
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  16. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    EHerring (View Comment):
    All get the word out, although Hannity would be more effective if he didn’t constantly interrupt his guests to state his own thoughts.

    I’m find it increasingly difficult to watch Hannity as his show has become one tiresome monologue. We all know what he thinks as we’ve heard it a thousand times, and he fails to realize we are interested in hearing the opinions of guests with credibility. His huge ratings should guarantee that he could persuade heavy hitters from both parties to come on, an event that seldom occurs. Still, I suppose Fox wants him to continue as is since his ratings are undeniably attractive to advertisers, and he’s the only game in town for Trump supporters with all the other news channels decidedly anti Trump.

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    • July 5, 2020, at 4:55 PM PDT
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  17. Skyler Coolidge

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    EHerring (View Comment):
    All get the word out, although Hannity would be more effective if he didn’t constantly interrupt his guests to state his own thoughts.

    I’m find it increasingly difficult to watch Hannity as his show has become one tiresome monologue. We all know what he thinks as we’ve heard it a thousand times, and he fails to realize we are interested in hearing the opinions of guests with credibility. His huge ratings should guarantee that he could persuade heavy hitters from both parties to come on, an event that seldom occurs. Still, I suppose Fox wants him to continue as is since his ratings are undeniably attractive to advertisers, and he’s the only game in town for Trump supporters with all the other news channels decidedly anti Trump.

    I’ve never been able to stomach him.

    • #17
    • July 5, 2020, at 6:22 PM PDT
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  18. EHerring Coolidge

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    EHerring (View Comment):
    All get the word out, although Hannity would be more effective if he didn’t constantly interrupt his guests to state his own thoughts.

    I’m find it increasingly difficult to watch Hannity as his show has become one tiresome monologue. We all know what he thinks as we’ve heard it a thousand times, and he fails to realize we are interested in hearing the opinions of guests with credibility. His huge ratings should guarantee that he could persuade heavy hitters from both parties to come on, an event that seldom occurs. Still, I suppose Fox wants him to continue as is since his ratings are undeniably attractive to advertisers, and he’s the only game in town for Trump supporters with all the other news channels decidedly anti Trump.

    I’ve never been able to stomach him.

    That is the joy of all the ricochet (and National Review) podcasts. Despite not being media people, the hosts are the best at interviewing guests, not stepping on them when they talking, asking questions that lead to more understanding for host and listener alike, rather than giving the host his own platform to prattle on.

    • #18
    • July 6, 2020, at 6:21 AM PDT
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  19. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    EHerring (View Comment):
    All get the word out, although Hannity would be more effective if he didn’t constantly interrupt his guests to state his own thoughts.

    I’m find it increasingly difficult to watch Hannity as his show has become one tiresome monologue. We all know what he thinks as we’ve heard it a thousand times, and he fails to realize we are interested in hearing the opinions of guests with credibility. His huge ratings should guarantee that he could persuade heavy hitters from both parties to come on, an event that seldom occurs. Still, I suppose Fox wants him to continue as is since his ratings are undeniably attractive to advertisers, and he’s the only game in town for Trump supporters with all the other news channels decidedly anti Trump.

    I’ve never been able to stomach him.

    My problem with Hannity is that he just doesn’t seem very bright.

    • #19
    • July 6, 2020, at 7:05 AM PDT
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  20. Skyler Coolidge

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    My problem with Hannity is that he just doesn’t seem very bright.

    That is the crucial factor in my book.

    • #20
    • July 6, 2020, at 7:48 AM PDT
    • 1 like