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Not wanting to steal a perfectly good conversation, I have one follow-up: @kedavis observed that women often use a dismissive “huh” when they hear something they don’t like. That made me start thinking what other phrases were more prevalent on the distaff side, or which men tended to misunderstand. Preview Open

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. NFL Honors Woman’s Abuser, Disdain Murdered Police

 

arm in arm cowboysThe NFL has joined the rest of corporate America in siding with the Marxist left. The NFL is choosing to make heroes out of villains, while making heroes into villains. You can see it by what is and is not written on their helmets. Consider 2016 in Dallas and 2020 in New Orleans.

In 2016, Barack Obama’s poisoning of Americans against each other culminated in the murder of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of nine other police officers by a hate-fueled man who wanted to kill white people, especially police, during a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas. President Obama knew he had to do damage control before the election, so he showed up for a memorial service. Yet, he just could not help himself, blaming the police and America and defending Black Lives Matter and the whole systemic racism narrative.

President Obama’s Dallas remarks were reprinted in full by the New York Daily News. Read the whole thing, if you can stomach it. Mark Davis, a Salem Radio host in the Dallas Fort Worth market, had this to say in the Dallas Morning News about Obama’s Dallas speech:

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The sports season, that is. Now, I caveat this post with the admission that I don’t care a lick about sports. I’m not interested in any football, baseball, basketball, or anything like that. I don’t follow any teams. I do not, so to speak, have a dog in this fight. My proposal is this: How […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they cheer numbers in Florida showing Hispanic voters leaning toward President Trump and the GOP much more than four years ago. They also roll their eyes at the media’s fluffy coverage of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and Jim explains just how light Biden’s campaign schedule is compared to previous nominees. And in another stellar moment for “The Atlantic,” columnist Jemele Hill publicly to vows to lie about country singer Travis Tritt because he blocked her on Twitter.

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The Notre Dame football program has joined the Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2020 season. They will be eligible to play for the ACC championship. Covid-19 turned the college football season upside-down. ND has played as an Independent so the decision to join the ACC is something new for ND. The ACC and ND had […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Rest in Peace, Tom Terrific

 

I just heard the sad news that Tom Seaver died today at 75 from complications of Lewy Body Dementia and COVID. I know that there are many on Ricochet of my age who grew up in New York when Tom Seaver and the ’69 Mets performed the improbable and won the World Series. Even in Catholic school we were allowed to watch the World Series on TV. He was a gentleman, an electrifying player, “The Franchise” and a very handsome man. My preteen cousins and I adored him. When I was in my thirties and living in California, Tom Seaver came to my University during a promotional tour for a museum exhibit on baseball. A colleague called me and said we had to go see him because he was going to throw batting practice to some lucky fans. We played hooky from work and went to the ball field and put our names into the lottery. I nearly fainted when my name was called and tried to get my friend to go instead. But he said no, so I went up to the batters box-the first woman called. He had been lobbing pitches to the previous hitters but I guess he thought it would be funny to throw a fastball to a woman. After some flirty banter, he threw a fastball over the plate. Unbeknownst to him only a few weeks before I had gone to the batting cages with my brothers and for the first time selected fastballs instead of softball throws. So I had figured out you had to start swinging as soon as the ball was released. I missed but he said “Nice swing”. He threw another and I hit a foul ball. I started to walk away and he said “You’re not done yet”. He threw another and I hit a single to right field! I was so thrilled! I went back to the lab to tell everyone, but no one had heard of Tom Seaver. So I went out to the payphone and called everyone I knew in NY until I got hold of one of my relatives. I still tell everyone that I hit a single off of Tom Seaver!

As was all of New York, I was heartbroken to learn that he was suffering from dementia. And now he is gone and I know all who remembered those heady days of New York baseball are mourning with me. Rest in Peace, Tom Seaver.

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There are no rules in a riot. After close to a hundred nights of mindless violence, police overtime, stress, and taking both verbal and physical abuse one PPB officer played a little catch-up. Please call me for jury duty when the Woke Multnomah County DA decides to prosecute this officer. Preview Open

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Join Jim and Greg as they discuss how the RNC was smart to move away from wall-to-wall speeches politicians and showcase how policies are working in the lives of American citizens and how socialist and communist policies have devastated other nations. They also point out that Joe Biden’s belated plea for peaceful protesting fell on deaf ears as rioters ravaged Minneapolis over the false rumor that a murder suspect had been killed by police. And they wonder what the next step will be after NBA players refuse to play in playoff games over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin

Join Jim and Greg as they lament the Big Ten Conference reportedly cancelling the 2020 college football season and that puts every other conference on the brink as well. They also unload on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as rioters vandalize and loot along the city’s Magnificent Mile and attack and injure more than a dozen police officers. And they discuss former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown publicly urging former mistress Kamala Harris to decline the opportunity to be Joe Biden’s running mate.

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I was really looking forward to football season this year, especially college football. Now I’m not so sure, wondering which schools will allow social justice messaging to be including in the pregame activities, or with kneeling for the Anthem. However, it seems some of the players aren’t looking forward to it either: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/lsu-players-difficulties-new-face-shields-helmets Preview Open

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Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the sanity of Attorney General Bill Barr in the face of congressional Democrats who refuse to acknowledge the violence and destruction in the streets, much less do anything about it. They also enjoy hearing how Sen. Kamala Harris may have damaged her chance of being Joe Biden’s running mate. And they get a kick out of the tone-deaf rich people complaining to the New York Times about having to ride out the pandemic at their summer homes in the Hamptons.

Jim is back! Join Jim and Greg as they cheer on former Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann as the Washington Post settles the $250 million lawsuit he filed against it. They also cheer on the advancement of a possible coronavirus vaccine with tens of thousands of patients set to be part of a clinical trial. And they cringe as COVID-19 suddenly threatens Major League Baseball.

Chad Benson is in for Jim Geraghty. Today, Chad and Greg discuss the political insanity playing out in Portland, as the media and the mayor paint the violent mob as the victims now that federal forces are there to protect government property. However, Chad wonders whether Portland should be left to suffer the results of its own radicalism. They also dig into the congressional fight over unemployment benefits and wonder if another widespread COVID shutdown is on the way. And they have fun with the news that the “Washington Football Team” will not have a mascot for the 2020 NFL season.

Rob Long is in for Jim again today. Today, Rob and Greg kick off the 2020 Major League Baseball season by enjoying a parody of how the Washington Nationals are failing to keep up with today’s woke cultural standards. Then they cheer the U.S. for closing down the Chinese consulate in Houston. They also chronicle a massive failure in Minneapolis as the effort to replace police there proves rather challenging. And they roll their eyes as Joe Biden claims President Trump is America’s first racist president for calling the coronavirus the Chinese virus. They also use the opportunity to bash the most racist president of in American history.

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One of the more discouraging things about modern life is the tendency of the media to take every little thing to DEFCON 1* without investigation or thought. That is certainly true of things connected to politics, but the tendency has flowed far beyond that realm. Take for example the revelation that the Houston Astros had […]

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No magazine this week but there is still plenty to talk about!

The guys first dive headfirst into the debate about reopening public schools. As is typical of our culture, it turned into a political battle with President Trump wanting schools across the nation to open up and unions decrying the idea of doing so (with the help of Democratic politicians who do what the unions want) unless it is “safe.”

Join Jim and Greg as they dissect three different hacks. First, they dig into Russia caught by the U.S. and two other countries trying to hack COVID research. They also discuss the Twitter hack that briefly hijacked high-profile accounts to run a bitcoin scam. And they discuss the political hackery of MSNBC as Chuck Todd claims the cable network has no editorial viewpoint during the daytime. Finally, they foreshadow the allegedly looming bombshell about to hit D.C.

It’s all about mob rule and how to defeat it as Dave welcomes former ESPN and Fox Sports Commentator and Writer Jason Whitlock onto the show. Now at Outkick.com, Jason explains what’s behind Colin Kaepernick’s knee problem and his uncontrollable compulsion to insult the nation on social media. Mr. Whitlock also weighs in on the destructive nature of seeing oneself as a perpetual victim in a conversation that touches on everything from Frederick Douglas’ 1852 speech to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the rush of corporate executives to genuflect to the mob, and the problematic letter that 153 prominent intellectuals recently signed warning about “cancel culture.” We know you’ll enjoy Jason’s exchange with Dave.

Then, as if one fascinating conversation were not enough, Dave talks with Ricochet Member Jenna Stocker about her recent article, “Americans Are Hungry For The Fight.” Jenna talks about life in Minneapolis in the wake of the riots, and why she thinks its beyond time for leaders in Congress and elsewhere to grow a spine and fight back against a dangerous radicalism. She maintains that Americans are yearning for leadership and will support it. “America and our Constitutional freedoms are worth the fight,” Jenna wrote in her article. As she talks with Dave, we think you’ll come to understand this former Marine Officer’s passion for the nation and why she says that we need more General Pattons.