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Rob Long is in for Jim again Wednesday. Today, they celebrate the news that the FBI found no evidence of a hate crime in connection to a “noose” found in the garage of Bubba Wallace but that doesn’t stop Wallace and Al Sharpton from insisting something sinister happened. They also slam House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for saying the Republican police reform bill is tantamount to them getting away with the murder of George Floyd. And they discuss the primary election results showing another AOC-like Democrat headed to Congress from New York and wonder how America will react to vote counts lasting several days or even weeks come November.

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What are you expected to do if an active shooter shows up at a school? Let’s imagine it is one of those racists we hear being discussed all the time by the Left. Someone from the Atomwaffen shows up with stolen or homemade guns to a school full of black kids, looking to get his […]

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Washington State governor Jay Dimslee has now made mask wearing outside the home Mandatory for Everyone, starting this Friday. Applies to the entire State. Exceptions are children under age two, people who cannot wear a mask due to existing health condition, and people eating at a restaurant. Failure to do so will be a Misdemeanor […]

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Rob Long is in for Jim Geraghty again. He and Greg rip into far left activist Shaun King for wanting all “European” depictions of Jesus torn down and discuss that the real target of many on the far left is not just religious artwork but the church itself. They also weigh in on why many police are doing nothing to stop the vandalism and destruction of statues and monuments and they address the political debate arising on the right about whether the police ought to clamp down and protect these properties or whether images of endless rioting are going to lead to more votes for Republicans in November. And they have fun with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who did nothing about rioting but is now on the warpath against illegal fireworks dealers.

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Join Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute’s executive director Jim Stergios for a conversation with Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby about his recent opinion piece on the need to abolish police unions.

 

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The White House showed Mayor Durkan of Seattle how it is done when rioters set about assembling a “Black House Autonomous Zone” in Lafayette Square. This video from the Daily Caller shows how the square was cleared by police in just a few minutes of concerted action after rioters brought in materials and traffic barriers and […]

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Rob Long is in for Jim again today and he and Greg are tackling three crazy martinis. First, they wade into the fight over the Theodore Roosevelt statue outside New York City’s Museum of Natural History, and Rob offers a deal to those who want to tear it down. They also discuss the drama surrounding the supposed resignation of U.S. Attorney Geoffery Berman, who then said he had not resigned and would not leave, only to be fired the next day. And they weigh in on Brett Favre likening Colin Kaepernick to Pat Tillman because both gave up NFL careers for the causes they believed in.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Additional Dispatch from The Genuine War Zone of Seattle

 

Last night, the CHOP Terrorist Mini-State in Capitol Hill, Seattle, became a genuine war zone. Shots fired, one killed, one injured, and as a result, they now have RIP signs up in the Zone. The residents of the neighborhood are “on edge” (ya think?!) about the situation, and “city leaders are mum.”

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Undercover NY Post reporter Andy Ngo goes deep

Andy Ngo penetrates CHAZ/CHOP

Some say the press is doing a lousy job, if any, of covering the CHAZ/CHOP rioters kidnapping and robbery of 30,000 Capitol Hill residents. Mayor Durkan’s demented “Summer of Love” statement has received well-earned ridicule and left her complicit in many, many assaults and at least one murder.

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I’ve never been a pro-union guy. Meaning lower-case “u” union. I do have a pro-Union view of the Civil War. I do see the benefits of unions, and there are trade-offs involved. In some instances, from an economic standpoint, there is a strong theoretical basis for unionization, if an employer has market power in a […]

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National Review Online Contributing Editor Rob Long joins Greg today to serve up your end-of-the-week martinis. First, they get a kick out of Amy Klobuchar taking herself out of the Biden veepstakes when it was already pretty clear she would not be the choice, but they also appreciate her kneecapping Elizabeth Warren’s chances by saying the running mate should be a woman of color. But that gets complicated too, as Rob and Greg react to Black Lives Matter and National Action Network figures suggesting Florida Rep. Val Demings is not really black because she used to be a police officer. And they unpack a lefty blogger’s contention that conservatives should not be able to teach, coach, or be a boss of any kind because they supposedly don’t believe in equality.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. From the Police Blotter: Basic Info on Tasers

 

I’ve heard a lot of legal eagles offer their opinions on various political talk shows on Tasers in the Atlanta shooting.

I’ll try and clarify Taser classification as a weapon. There are two types of weapons under Oregon law. Deadly weapons and dangerous weapons.

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Truck drivers say they’ll refuse to pick up and/or deliver to cities with defunded police departments. Truck drivers have spent the last year on the front line of a global pandemic and protests. Now many are fearful of what might happen if police departments disband or are defunded. More

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Our intense national debate over race is not an honest discussion. The cancel culture has effectively silenced one side.

Politicians and commentators can defame conscientious police officers, claim America is a cesspool of bigotry, and even call for the assassination of the President without consequences.

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Join Jim and Greg as they applaud South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott for a pragmatic approach to police reform and for rightly hammering the Democratic characterization of his legislation as a “token” approach. They also rip Chief Justice John Roberts for siding with the four liberal justices in blocking the Trump administration’s effort to end DACA, which was unconstitutionally created in the first place. And they wade into the ugly back and forth between President Trump and former National Security Adviser John Bolton over Bolton’s scathing new book.

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Three days ago, I wrote this: Perhaps one reason the Democrat establishment is heavily invested in “defund” is that where it’s done, it will result in chaos, at which point the Obama machine will begin the campaign that a national police force is the only solution, just like single payer would have been the desired […]

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On Saturday, President Trump will be holding a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – where I was born and where off and on I spent something like thirty-two years of my life.

In effect, thanks to the Wuhan Coronavirus, this will be the true launch of his Presidential campaign, and this should give him an opportunity to address the nation. Some will say that he should “bring us together.” I think the opposite. I think that he should exploit this opportunity to divide the house by pinning the tale on the donkey.

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Portland police declare civil disturbance
Photo by Beth Nakamura/Oregonian
Journalists are beginning to whine in Portland. They have discovered that unlike what they were told in their journalism classes, and reinforced in the rarified air of the newsroom that the police aren’t impressed with press identification. Police officers don’t really care to debate freedom of the press when they declare an unlawful assembly or riot.

Photographer Beth Nakamura said an officer shoved her forcefully from behind with a baton early Saturday after police declared a civil disturbance near the Multnomah County Justice Center downtown and attempted to clear hundreds of demonstrators from the area.

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