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“Who is the leader of the Republican Party?” Is it Trump, or not? Personally, I don’t even like the question. You want to know why? It is because we are Republicans, okay, and we conservatives DON’T HAVE FRICKIN “LEADERS”! WE DON’T NEED ONE! THAT IS A DEMOCRAT THING! And honestly, I don’t think I even […]

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Member Post The fact that the linked was written by Pat Buchanan, often considered a Fascist, authored a column clearly describing modern Fascism, yet fails to recognize it as such, proves that irony is not dead yet. Preview Open

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Today’s flagship Ricochet podcast is now in the can — that is to say, digitally recorded and being prepared for release by the indispensable Mr. Yeti. The emphasis for the first twenty minutes or so was on Trump, with our very own Mr. Long doing his standard burn-him-to-the-ground shtick while Peter and James looked, I […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the CDC finally telling vaccinated people they can stop with all the restrictions – a decision millions of Americans had already made. They also hammer President Biden for tweeting out people have to get vaccinated or stay masked and react to the “trust the science” crowd suddenly very mad at the scientists. And they discuss the implications of cyberterrorists attacking the Colonial Pipeline and Colonial agreeing to pay the $5 million ransom to restart operations.

Today on the show masks, passports, and schools plus the end of the federal unemployment benefits in some states, the unrealistic push for national wide adoption of electric cars, the ‘squad’ goes all in for terrorist group Hamas on the floor of the House, the left’s culture warriors aren’t interested in preservation but destruction and the media is still out there trying to get us to give up beef and eat bugs.

Jim and Greg welcome Sen. Joe Manchin’s announcement that he opposes the Democrats’ current attempt to unilaterally overhaul elections nationwide. They also cheer National Review’s Charlie Cooke for his excellent piece showing how the allegations that Florida was covering up the real COVID data are not only false but were simply the concoction of just one disingenuous staffer. And they sigh as dozens of Never Trumpers launch the latest fundraising operation based on the premise of being disappointed with the Republican Party.

Today on the show the pipeline is flowing again, supply line shortages in almost every sector of the economy, the media worried about a resurgent GOP, the media driven fabricated tale of Rebekah Jones, bitcoin takes a big hit, the media and progressives continue to try and wipe Israel off the map, even CNN is reporting on the quick rise in the cost of consumer products and Congressman Chip Roy takes the gloves off against CRT.

QotD – Crooked Politicians


Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I’ll show you a crook. – Harry Truman

Harry Truman was an honest politician.  He left the White House without a fortune and refused to profit off the Presidency by accepting positions on corporate boards. Presidents since then, especially Democrats? Not so much. The only President since Truman that left office poorer than when he entered it was Donald Trump. Whatever failing you may think Trump may have had, profiting from political office was not one of them.

Join Jim and Greg as they dissect three lousy reports that highlight deeply flawed Biden administration policies, from huge numbers of people coming to the border, to a record number of available jobs that aren’t being filled, to very disturbing inflation numbers. And each of these of these problems was easily foreseeable.

Today on the show the biggest jump in inflation since 1982, the left more loudly supports the destruction as Hamas sends thousands of rockets, Cheney is out, Stefanik is in, what now, the media will focus on anything other than a story that negatively impacts the Biden administration, the media finally starts questioning the CDC, latest on the pipeline attack and Stephen Gutowski of The Reload stops by with the latest on the NRA bankruptcy case.

Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute’s Executive Director Jim Stergios about HB86, the so-called Fair Share Amendment, to tax Massachusetts household income above $1 million. They discuss its promises, its costs, and the effects of similar legislation in other states.


Jim and Greg discuss Glenn Youngkin winning the GOP nomination for governor in Virginia and whether the GOP can still win there. They also react to gas stations along the east coast running out of fuel due to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown and the weak response from the White House. And they throw up their hands as the New York Times points out what many knew intuitively – that outdoor transmission of COVID is extremely unlikely. So was the CDC very wrong or hiding the truth?

Today on the show the media begins it’s assault on the GOP ahead of the 2022 elections, fuel shortages begin despite media saying otherwise, the White House gets to pre-edit quotes to control narrative in a wink wink deal with journalists, the Biden administration continues to ignore the labor shortages dismissing them as anecdotal, how forgiveness and grace have no part in the cultural religion of the ‘woke’, the bipartisan infrastructure deal means big spending and big inflation plus China’s ineffective vaccine.

Join Jim and Greg as they cheer Texas lawmakers or advancing legislation on several key conservative priorities. They also discuss the cyber attack that shut down a key fuel pipeline to the eastern U.S. They break down the latest scandal engulfing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And they remember the wit and conservative wisdom of the late Pete du Pont.

Today on the show Biden declares war on small business, CRT needs to rewrite history in order to keep up the lie, the Rise of Elise Stefanik, Biden continues his horrible mix messaging on the virus, It’s well past time to return to normal and the left uses Mothers Day to degrade women to just ‘birthing people’.

Liz Cheney: Fingernails on a Chalkboard?


You can’t possibly be as tired as I am at listening to and watching the media push Rep. Liz Cheney around like a woman in the center of a dodge ball game. As she becomes the only one left standing, she’s clearly not the winner, and it’s annoying and could be destructive to the Republican Party’s future.

Cheney is apparently prepared to play this fiddle as long as she can. She seems enraptured by The Big Lie, and every time the media asks her about it, she continues to embarrass herself. And I can’t figure out what she is trying to accomplish.

Is she determined to win this verbal/media war with Trump, at the risk of alienating her colleagues in the House?

How Not to Win Friends and Influence People: Noa Tishby


red green capitalI wanted to like Noa Tishby. I was prepared to hear her out as a courageous voice in Hollywood and a potential cobelligerent against the new Red-Green alliance.* I value Scott Johnson’s opinions in the main, having followed PowerLine Blog since they eviscerated Dan Rather’s attempt to steal the 2004 election with a blatantly fraudulent story about George W. Bush’s Texas Air Guard service record. Scott recommended readers to “meet Noa Tishby.” So, I read Robert Sarner’s Times of Israel profile “Israeli actress Noa Tishby’s ‘Simple Guide’ to Israel shakes up US progressives.” So far so good. Then, I followed the link to Matt Lewis’s long-form web video interview of Noa Tisby on the new book she reportedly wrote entirely on her own, Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth. Sad.

I embed, you go watch and decide, then come back to check my opinion. Or read on and then go check my assessment against the tape. By way of warning, this was not safe for younger children’s ears. This is so for all too many web-exclusive videos. She asks the profanity question, common these days as a “mind if I smoke” question used to be. Once the cursing/smoking light is on, the filter comes off, especially late in the interview when she talks about being a woman in Hollywood with “Weinstein” being the daily norm for decades.

The British are Revolting . . .


Ballot boxAgain. Unlike America, where the courts and RepubliCAN’Ts collude with Democrats to corrupt our elections, with the intent of keeping the wrong kind of voters from actually imposing accountability on the political class, the United Kingdom has well-run honest elections. Their off-year elections, after the 2019 general election that shocked the world, were supposed to be in 2020, but were postponed because of “COVID.” As a result, this years elections plus 2020 contests came together in an unusual confluence that looks closer to a U.S. midterm election. It became the first change for the whole voting public to render judgment about all that has happened over the past year. It turns out that Labour is still found badly wanting and Boris Johnson has not been deemed worthy of reproach for his handling of the pandemic. The votes are not all counted, and the full results will not be known until some point on Sunday, yet the rough outlines are clear.

Yes, Labour managed to hang onto power in the Welsh legislature, and Sadiq Khan hung onto the mayoralty of London against a dynamic younger black Conservative man, Shaun Bailey. That, however, was a disaster for a party thrown out of so many seats about 18 months ago. Changing the face of the party fooled no one. The great British public was having none of it. Yes, the Scots may make a play for some sort of independence, most likely to extort England against defending national sovereignty against Eurocrats. Yet the SNP’s ambitions must be checked by the cold reality of a British public that is rejecting the leftist elites.

While Brendan O’Neill of Spiked and Melanie Phillips could be counted on to hammer home what they believe to be Labour and the cultural elite’s obstinate tone-deafness, it was a Labour MP, Khalid Mahmood, who offered the hardest, clearest condemnation of the Labour Party.

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Anthony Anton, CEO of The Washington Hospitality Association did some research, and found that there are only two states in the US that do not have final “reopening” plans (from Covid restrictions).  He was surprised to find that only Washington and Hawaii do not have plans, and firm dates for re-opening the states!  Even California […]

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