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I never much cared for the slogan, mostly for the obvious reason that I think America remains great and has never not been great. I never much cared for the hat, either: I don’t wear hats, and I’m not a big fan of Trump the man, however much I like his performance in office. But […]

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Buddhism, Secularism, and Socialism

 

Two weeks ago, I decided it was time to give away the meditation mats and cushions that I had originally purchased for the meditation group I led. (As many of you know, I practiced Buddhism for over 20 years, and broke with my teacher several years ago. I also re-discovered my love for Judaism, and that is where I find myself now.)

I remembered that there was a Zen center about an hour away from here, and wrote them an email, asking if they would like my cushions and mats. They were delighted. When the representative came to pick them up, he asked if I knew a fellow at their center. As it happens, this fellow, a very nice man, had practiced at the same center in San Diego where I had practiced. We’ve agreed to have a phone conversation.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48737711 Not going to try to explain (essentially, in protest against Democrat rammed climate change proposal)….should Ricochetti support fining them for abandoning their duty to vote…. or contribute to the fundraiser to help pay their fines? More

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Hat Talk: The Rest of the Story

 

While my night on the town began, as related here, at Starbucks, it didn’t end there — nor did it continue in precisely the same vein of tolerance and understanding.

A few hours after I left the iconic cafe with my bag of free coffee and attended a family dinner, I ended up in a local bar doing what I do in bars: acting as designated driver and herder of tipsy friends. I am widely valued for my public temperance, my modestly imposing physical presence, and my capacious vehicle. (I drink, but only moderately and always at home. )

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I’m not saying it’s the hat, but…

 

I ran out of coffee at home yesterday, so last night while I was in town I stopped at the local Starbucks to pick up a bag of dark roast. As I pulled into my parking spot, I noticed an Obama-Biden sticker on the car next to me. I figured that meant overt displays of political affiliation were allowed, so I grabbed my Make America Great Again cap from the dash where it lives, popped it on my head, and went inside.

My favorite gay bartender/barista was on duty, so after nodding a quick hello to him, I grabbed a bag of Verona and walked up to the counter, where a young fellow I didn’t recognize, a bearded college-age kid, was waiting to take my order.

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Today on the show schizophrenic Democrats are mad President Trump didn’t bomb Iran after saying yesterday he should bomb Iran, the NRA is in a really nasty internal fight, Democrats are playing to win the primary and not the general, Biden is now racist or something and the Resurgent Conference is in six weeks so […]

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Rob Long of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss President Trump’s last-minute decision to hold off on striking Iran. They also cover the intensifying Democratic presidential campaign, as Joe Biden and Cory Booker scuffle over race and Bernie Sanders explains why he’s now neck-and-neck with Elizabeth Warren in the polls. And they […]

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Ricochet has a Code of Conduct governing comment content and one of the rules describing prohibited content is: Anything that makes the Ricochet Community look like a bunch of radical fruitcakes. This includes 99% of conspiracy theories. Well. When almost anything that just might reveal some of the truth is kept secret, either because someone […]

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In my post, ‘Saddle Up and Run For the Border’ some commenter’s do not agree with Republican State Senators walking out to prevent a vote on a cap and spend bill. Legislation that is both virtue merchant chest thumping, as well as potentially destroying the economies of the rural counties in Oregon. As far as […]

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Today on the show Governor Kemp drops by to talk about the state of Georgia’s economy, Iran escalates tensions by blowing up a US drone, Democrats are pushing reparations and SCOTUS allows military cross memorial to remain. More

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Draining the Swamp: An Impossible Task?

 

The administrative state, also known as the Deep State and The Swamp, has been with us for a long time. Recently, however, I heard Professor John Marini talk about his work in “unmasking” the administrative state and I realized the future of the Republic is precarious, if not endangered. I learned about his work when he appeared on Mark Levin’s Sunday night Fox News show, Life, Liberty & Levin.

Professor Marini is one of the few writers who talk about the attack on our constitutional system by the workings of the administrative state:

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AOC: The Holocaust Is Not a Prop for Your Trump Hate

 

The argument holds that personal attacks against New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are a terrible idea. On policy and commentary, however, she’s fair game. Her continued love of the Green New Deal, her irrational view of the minimum wage and belief in the mythology of the living wage, her horrific associations with world-renowned anti-semites like UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn – and then bragging about it! – and her defense of antisemitic up-and-comer Rep. Ilhan Omar: all fair game. All worthy of comment and, yes, derision.

Just six months ago, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was Teflon to criticism. Six months later, the slick coating has worn thin. Everything sticks now. And it’s all her fault.

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Rob Long of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly surprised to see actual consequences for former Democratic staffer Jackson Cosko over his doxing of Republican senators during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. In addition, Cosko’s alleged collaborator is now facing charges as well. They also react to Iran shooting down a U.S. […]

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Today on the show AOC is a moral coward, President Trump crushes his first 24 hours of fundraising with a whopping 25 million and a woman is so traumatized by the American flag she won’t leave her neighborhood for fear of seeing one. More

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So much for love from the left. I wonder how much of the black US population will see how their “brother” was treated on Capitol Hill by Dem supporters . . . https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/19/black-democrat-booed-slave-reparations-congress/ More

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Promises Made, Promises Kept; More Promises Made.

 

President Trump kicked off his reelection campaign with a rally in Orlando. VP Pence was the opening speaker, doing his usual polished job. First Lady Melania Trump spoke beautifully:

It has been my honor to serve as First Lady of this incredible country for the past two years. And I’m excited to do it for six more. I am proud of all my husband, this administration, and the whole family have done on behalf of the American people, in such a short time. He truly loves this country, and will continue to work on your behalf as long as he can. All of us will. Thank you all again for being here tonight. And now, I want to introduce my husband, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

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Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss female Connecticut athletes in Connecticut filing a federal discrimination complaint against their state’s policy on allowing biological males who identify as females to compete against biological females. They also talk about The New York Times excluding questions concerning abortion in favor of fluff […]

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Today on the show President Trump kicks off his presidential campaign in Florida, Pride Month is inescapable and unsatisfied with those who appease it and AOC says one of the most ignorantly grotesque things ever, which is big accomplishment for her. More

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There Is, Indeed, Justice

 

A play about the Clintons closed early on Broadway due to low ticket sales. How did such a production even make it to Broadway in the first place?

On the same day that the Department of State finds multiple violations in Hillary’s handling of emails on her unauthorized server.

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