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    EDISONPARKS Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Why I’m so pissed at the Lefty social justice manufactured narrative crowd is how they thrust these unwitting teenage Right to Life Marchers into a social media/MSM frenzy. Even though as we now know, the entire episode as initially framed was a fraud, I’m not even sure what was initially fraudulently alleged: being disrespectful(ie: serial smirking) to the Native American activist drummer guy, warranted the initial national social media/MSM outcry that ensued.

    The point is: these Catholic high school kids took a school trip to Washington DC, to participate in the Right to Life March and never bargained for being made props in this Lefty social justice production of the white privilege faux pas du jour.

    Today’s Episode = Rich White MAGA hat Catholics kid (ie: Bad Guy) smirks at the Native American drummer guy we know absolutely nothing about but because he is a Native American pounding a drum is granted super sized status as the “Good Guy” in our little villain vs hero make believe drama.

    Sorry, I got a little carried away, my point is let these kids go home and try to get away from the spot light they never asked for, which means do NOT go visit Trump at the White House.

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    • January 22, 2019, at 3:14 PM PST
  2. Elaine Minamide Member

    Will somebody please please please please please transcribe John’s Sermon on the Smirk (beginning at around 12:51 and ending around the 16 minute mark), edit for publication, and circulate far and wide? This was probably the most insightful, incisive, intelligent (but I repeat myself) analysis I’ve heard on this topic so far.

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    • January 22, 2019, at 4:23 PM PST
  3. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    IMO, he government shutdown won’t hurt Republicans unless they allow the media to frame it as affecting day to day life in America

    Pelosi has a far bigger problem than Trump: government workers are a constituency to be appeased

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    • January 22, 2019, at 4:25 PM PST
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  4. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    John makes a great point about freedom of assembly about turning your physical body into a pawn on a chessboard. It’s more like turning your physical body into be pawn for someone else’s chessboard.

    I’ve often been a bit uncomfortable about certain aspects of freedom of assembly too. I only took one sociology class in my life. Several times during that semester, the professor would interrupt and say something like, “…the one exception would be the psychology of mob mentality, and I refuse to discuss that topic under any circumstances.” Since the Bill of Rights was proposed and eventually passed just as the French Revolution was starting, I wonder if American opinion of the freedom of assembly might have been a bit different after the Reign of Terror a few years later.

    Apparently my mother had a low opinion of Vietnam War protesters, thinking that these people should have real jobs to do. However, a few years ago mentioned that she wanted to march in the South for civil rights in the 1960s, but her parents decided to protect their only child by saying that wasn’t a great idea as the people down there really “meant business.” 

    Freedom of assembly. Sometimes it’s more like freedom to be an … And the next three letters of that last phrase.

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    • January 23, 2019, at 12:19 AM PST
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  5. Ambrianne Member

    The stakes are a lot lower for me because I’m a Twitter nobody, but @johnpodhoretz convinced me. Adios, Twitter a/k/a MySpace Of The Future. 

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    • January 23, 2019, at 6:26 AM PST
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  6. Ambrianne Member

    Also, why isn’t Christine’s photo down there 👇 as a host?

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    • January 23, 2019, at 6:27 AM PST
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  7. Tom Donohue Member
    Tom Donohue Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

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    • January 23, 2019, at 7:15 AM PST
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