Ricochet Podcast #83: European Vacation

 

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As expected, Lileks returns from his grand tour of the continent with plenty of tales to tell. Then author and middle east expert&nbsp;Richard Miniter&nbsp;joins to discuss Libya, Qaddafi, and the future of the Arab spring. We wrap up with a bracing dose of reality from&nbsp;The Weekly Standard’s&nbsp;Matt Continetti, who brings us up to speed on all the machinations and inside info on the presidential race. Also, a very bureaucratic Member Post of The Week.&nbsp;It’s all&nbsp;molto buono.&nbsp;

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There are 18 comments.

  1. Inactive

    I can’t think of European Vacation without thinking of Plastic Bertrand’s “Ça plane pour moi” …that would have been a good one to close with.

    Here’s that scene.

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    • August 25, 2011 at 3:23 am
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  2. Inactive

    Wow, no words can describe that picture.

    • #2
    • August 25, 2011 at 3:27 am
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  3. Inactive

    Lileks was in France; check Day Two of his diary. Meantime, that would be Miniter, and I look forward to all of it! Thanks, Yeti.

    • #3
    • August 25, 2011 at 3:35 am
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  4. Inactive

    Oh! Oh! Before you dash off, can you post a direct mp3 link so I can download this to the lawnmower?

    Oops, it was way up there ^^ in the text; I’m used to it being after the stream. Thanks!

    • #4
    • August 25, 2011 at 3:37 am
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    CJRun: Lileks was in France; check Day Two of his diary. Meantime, that would be Miniter, and I look forward to all of it! Thanks, Yeti. · Aug 24 at 3:35pm

    Sorry, dealing with some technical issues here. Yes, you are correct on the itinerary and on the typo. Both fixed.

    • #5
    • August 25, 2011 at 3:41 am
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  6. Inactive

    I must confess, I had never heard of Richard Miniter before this podcast. What a brilliant, enlightening man. As always, very nice fellas.

    • #6
    • August 25, 2011 at 3:59 am
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  7. Inactive

    James I absolutely agree on the coffee comment. In particular Spanish coffee is one of the most delicious and enjoyable drinks I have ever had. I am so entralled by it that I buy it at an exorbitant price (has to be imported), sighh.

    • #7
    • August 25, 2011 at 4:08 am
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    r r

    That picture of Peter will haunt our dreams.

    • #8
    • August 25, 2011 at 4:58 am
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  9. Member

    Miniter talked about the problem of refugees from sub-Saharan Africa flooding Europe. For the record, John Derbyshire has talked about this several times in his Radio Derb podcasts. So at someone else has noticed!

    • #9
    • August 25, 2011 at 5:31 am
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  10. Inactive

    Maker’s Mark?

    That was a perfect opportunity to introduce Mr. Continetti to the Rico-tini.

    • #10
    • August 25, 2011 at 6:57 am
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  11. Inactive

    I have seen that babe on the Stanford campus !!

    • #11
    • August 25, 2011 at 7:30 am
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  12. Inactive

    Wonderful podcast! I must add, however, that I think the Left will run with the “Rick Perry is stupid” narrative. I have already received several messages from liberals mocking Governor Perry’s Texas A&M transcript (I think he got a “D” in a course entitled “Meats”). Creativity isn’t a left-wing strength so I imagine he will get the pro forma Bush treatment.

    • #12
    • August 25, 2011 at 8:27 am
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  13. Inactive

    “I find your lack of face disturbing.”

    Darth Vader, commenting on the graphic accompanying this podcast.

    • #13
    • August 25, 2011 at 9:29 am
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  14. Inactive

    Interesting podcast as usual but disturbing picture, also don’t like the slam on “western PA deer hunters, vote democratic to get checks”!??!? Seems awfully elitist and over-simplistic. Another take on the clinging to god and guns, they use to be referred to as the Reagan democrats, probably the hardest working people I’ve lived among

    • #14
    • August 26, 2011 at 7:28 am
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  15. Member

    I recently heard This Is Why We Fight for the first time on the radio and although I enjoyed the song, I couldn’t help but feeling a little gypped in not hearing an intro by Lileks…

    Louis L’amour reference, priceless…

    • #15
    • August 26, 2011 at 8:15 am
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    Pat in Obamaland: Wonderful podcast! I must add, however, that I think the Left will run with the “Rick Perry is stupid” narrative. I have already received several messages from liberals mocking Governor Perry’s Texas A&M transcript (I think he got a “D” in a course entitled “Meats”). Creativity isn’t a left-wing strength so I imagine he will get the pro forma Bush treatment. · Aug 24 at 8:27pm

    Perfect ! What were Obama’s grades in anything ? Where’s that term paper ? Is that racist ? Oh, Im’ sorry…. where’s that CIA id of his mom ?

    • #16
    • August 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm
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  17. Inactive

    Yeti, not to be a nitpicker, but why do you not include a direct link to the member post of the week along with the rest of the Podcast links?

    • #17
    • August 27, 2011 at 4:03 am
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  18. Member

    I do when I actually write the podcast links (and those will return in September). But I should have linked to it in the description above. So, here it is: Into the Bureaucratic Abyss…by Douglas Kimball. Congrats Douglas. We’ll be in touch.

    • #18
    • August 27, 2011 at 4:16 am
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