A Beautiful Friendship

Obsessed with a certain political procedure in DC? Cleanse your intellectual palate with this Impeachment hearing free episode. Instead of blowhard House members and witnesses, we’ve got biting, incisive, and funny rank punditry® on HBO’s Watchmen, a look back at Casablanca, Rob wonders why drag isn’t as forbidden as black face, some thoughts and observations on the streaming wars, and we hear a pitch for a new reality series that might play well in red and blue areas. Tune in!

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There are 31 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Löwenstein László was from Germany, Jon? Is that what I heard you say?

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    • November 13, 2019, at 4:55 PM PST
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  2. Blue Yeti Admin

    I did not put this into the show, but the best line in Casablanca is:

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    • November 13, 2019, at 5:03 PM PST
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  3. Arahant Member

    Great closing music with “Take Me Back to Tulsa.”

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    • November 13, 2019, at 5:35 PM PST
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  4. WilliamDean Coolidge

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    • November 13, 2019, at 5:45 PM PST
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  5. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Ricochet Audio Network:

    Rob wonders why drag isn’t as forbidden as black face…

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    GLOP, use this?

     

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    • November 13, 2019, at 6:14 PM PST
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  6. Umbra Fractus Lincoln

    “You hate me, don’t you, Rick?”

    “If I gave you any thought, I would.” 

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    • November 14, 2019, at 5:54 AM PST
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  7. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    “I came for the waters… I was misinformed.”

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfY0PJm8t2g

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    • November 14, 2019, at 9:38 AM PST
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  8. Bishop Wash Member

    Who’s this Nick Fuentes that Jonah name dropped? He made it seem as though everyone should know who he is. 

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    • November 14, 2019, at 11:13 AM PST
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  9. Blue Yeti Admin

    Update: Uploaded a new version of the show file to correct for a sync error in some of the clips used in this show. Thanks to @jackbutler for the catch. 

     

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    • November 14, 2019, at 11:41 AM PST
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  10. Stad Thatcher

    I think it was Jonah who nailed it. The issue with men winning in women’s sports is giving the leftists fits, because they don’t know whom to support. My guess is they are scrambling for a path forward to please everyone, but there ain’t no way they’re going to satisfy the growing number of real female athletes who’ve been bested by pre- and post-op MTF transsexuals.

    What might be more important is the furor of the parents of these real female athletes. When their born-female daughters lose out on college scholarships or team positions to guys, at some point the excrement will hit the rotating air-pushing device . . .

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    • November 14, 2019, at 11:49 AM PST
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  11. Stad Thatcher

    The reason drag isn’t poo-pooed by the left is because it’s okay for men to be women, but not okay for whites to be black (or within black culture, for blacks to “act white”).

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    • November 14, 2019, at 12:49 PM PST
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  12. kedavis Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    The reason drag isn’t poo-pooed by the left is because it’s okay for men to be women, but not okay for whites to be black (or within black culture, for blacks to “act white”).

    The point is that shouldn’t BE a “reason,” because it’s contradictory.

    And it’s not actually a “reason” anyway. Unless you want to be satisfied with “because we said so.” And even that may not hold up much longer, because of trans athletics etc.

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    • November 14, 2019, at 4:11 PM PST
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  13. Gary Robbins Reagan

    The best point. La Marsellaise.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-E2H1ChJM

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    • November 14, 2019, at 4:41 PM PST
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  14. Stad Thatcher

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    The reason drag isn’t poo-pooed by the left is because it’s okay for men to be women, but not okay for whites to be black (or within black culture, for blacks to “act white”).

    The point is that shouldn’t BE a “reason,” because it’s contradictory.

    And it’s not actually a “reason” anyway. Unless you want to be satisfied with “because we said so.” And even that may not hold up much longer, because of trans athletics etc.

    It shouldn’t, but it is. The whole thing with transsexual athletes is eventually going to blow up in some fashion, and I’ll be damned if I know how . . .

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    • November 15, 2019, at 6:40 AM PST
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  15. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Who’s this Nick Fuentes that Jonah name dropped? He made it seem as though everyone should know who he is.

    Bethany Mandel posted a piece earlier this week on Ricochet about Fuentes and his anti-Semetic YouTube fight against Ben Shapiro.

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    • November 15, 2019, at 9:20 AM PST
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  16. Bishop Wash Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Who’s this Nick Fuentes that Jonah name dropped? He made it seem as though everyone should know who he is.

    Bethany Mandel posted a piece earlier this week on Ricochet about Fuentes and his anti-Semetic YouTube fight against Ben Shapiro.

    Thanks. I’d never heard of the guy before. 

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    • November 15, 2019, at 11:22 AM PST
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  17. kedavis Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    The reason drag isn’t poo-pooed by the left is because it’s okay for men to be women, but not okay for whites to be black (or within black culture, for blacks to “act white”).

    The point is that shouldn’t BE a “reason,” because it’s contradictory.

    And it’s not actually a “reason” anyway. Unless you want to be satisfied with “because we said so.” And even that may not hold up much longer, because of trans athletics etc.

    It shouldn’t, but it is. The whole thing with transsexual athletes is eventually going to blow up in some fashion, and I’ll be damned if I know how . . .

    Will they eventually go for “separate but equal?” That would be amusing!

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    • November 15, 2019, at 5:43 PM PST
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  18. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Love that cover art, @ejhill!

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    • November 16, 2019, at 9:16 AM PST
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  19. DJ EJ Member

    Apparently GLoP was prophetic, as South Park’s new episode this week addressed (in their own particular idiom) the “who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes” aspect of women’s sports these days. A three minute clip of the show on YouTube is below, but the whole satirical episode is worth watching. (Warning, some strong language in this clip):

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    • November 16, 2019, at 9:55 PM PST
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  20. kedavis Member

    Wasn’t there something in Congress recently, not sure if it was House or Senate, or maybe it was a state legislature somewhere…. a “male” representative was going to talk about abortion. And before starting he said something like “today I identify as a woman, so I’m allowed to talk about abortion, a subject men are usually supposed to keep quiet about?”

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    • November 17, 2019, at 1:52 AM PST
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  21. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wasn’t there something in Congress recently, not sure if it was House or Senate, or maybe it was a state legislature somewhere…. a “male” representative was going to talk about abortion. And before starting he said something like “today I identify as a woman, so I’m allowed to talk about abortion, a subject men are usually supposed to keep quiet about?”

    Haven’t heard of it, but that takes…uh…well, I can respect that.

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    • November 17, 2019, at 2:11 AM PST
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  22. WinterMute Coolidge

    I have to drop out of lurking to give Jonah props for “Who’s Sohrab voting for?” around the 25 minute mark, as it made me snort the water I was drinking.

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    • November 18, 2019, at 5:03 PM PST
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  23. Kevin Member

    I hope trans-women win all the sports. The Left won’t change their mind but it might make Trad Con dads rethink their reflexive feminism and where it leads. Maybe they might consider suggesting to their daughter that instead of being a soccer bro and future writer she be a mother. One can dream…

    Was this the episode where John said it was hard to say white pride? I was on a jog so I get things mixed up. But its not hard, its easy. I am proud of the unbelievable contributions of white Europeans. So easy. The reason it seems weird is because we are the majority. Chinese in China don’t think about Chinese pride that way. But whites will as pro-immigrants factions get their wish and we enter plurality status.

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    • November 22, 2019, at 12:58 PM PST
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  24. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Kevin (View Comment):
    Was this the episode where John said it was hard to say white pride? I was on a jog so I get things mixed up. But its not hard, its easy. I am proud of the unbelievable contributions of white Europeans. So easy.

    Not me. I won’t claim any credit for the genius of Albert Einstein, Leonardo DiVinci, or Isaac Newton any more than I will accept guilt for the atrocities of Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin just because our ancestors all came from the same continent. I don’t understand having pride in the accomplishments of people I have nothing to do with.

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    • November 22, 2019, at 1:43 PM PST
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  25. Charlotte Member

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Not me. I won’t claim any credit for the genius of Albert Einstein, Leonardo DiVinci, or Isaac Newton any more than I will accept guilt for the atrocities of Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin just because our ancestors all came from the same continent. I don’t understand having pride in the accomplishments of people I have nothing to do with.

    @randyweivoda, you are the reason I’ve never participated all that much at Ricochet. You always say exactly what’s in my head before I can get around to it. Carry on.

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    • November 22, 2019, at 5:08 PM PST
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  26. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Not me. I won’t claim any credit for the genius of Albert Einstein, Leonardo DiVinci, or Isaac Newton any more than I will accept guilt for the atrocities of Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin just because our ancestors all came from the same continent. I don’t understand having pride in the accomplishments of people I have nothing to do with.

    @randyweivoda, you are the reason I’ve never participated all that much at Ricochet. You always say exactly what’s in my head before I can get around to it. Carry on.

    I joined Ricochet three days after you did, Charlotte, so you did have a small window of opportunity.

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    • November 22, 2019, at 8:43 PM PST
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  27. kedavis Member

    Taking pride in, is not the same as taking credit for. It would be a shame if especially white people end up feeling uncomfortable taking pride in anything except the accomplishments of professional (and otherwise) sports teams and individual athletes, which they CERTAINLY have no personal connection to. Because “the other side” is full of people who seem to take pride and even sometimes personal/group credit for others’ accomplishments, and they can and do ride that to political victory and control.

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    • November 22, 2019, at 11:07 PM PST
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  28. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Taking pride in, is not the same as taking credit for. It would be a shame if especially white people end up feeling uncomfortable taking pride in anything except the accomplishments of professional (and otherwise) sports teams and individual athletes, which they CERTAINLY have no personal connection to. Because “the other side” is full of people who seem to take pride and even sometimes personal/group credit for others’ accomplishments, and they can and do ride that to political victory and control.

    I guess I’m just psychologically different than other people. For me, pride and credit are very entwined. I can understand having pride in the accomplishments of one’s children. I can understand feeling pride because someone you trained at work, at school, in the military, or whatever has gone on to do great things. You’re a piano teacher and a couple of your former students are now professional musicians. Cool. In these examples, you have had a hand in instilling skills or values or work ethic in someone else who has made use of those things. 

    But if my brother or cousin or friend has done wonderful things, I wouldn’t feel pride over that. I’d be happy for them but it doesn’t make me special just because I have a relationship with someone who is special.

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    • November 23, 2019, at 7:30 AM PST
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  29. kedavis Member

    How about being proud of a country/social system that made it possible for those individuals to excel?

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    • November 24, 2019, at 8:36 AM PST
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  30. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    kedavis (View Comment):

    How about being proud of a country/social system that made it possible for those individuals to excel?

    That’s a whole different question than being proud because of my racial heritage. As someone who is working, supporting myself, paying taxes, voting, making the occasional donation, and volunteering in a political party, I am a participant – in a very tiny way – in helping to steer the course the country takes. So some measure of pride may be justifiable. Do I take pride in being an American, though? Sometimes. Then I’ll read some survey about what the American people think on topics like science, free speech, or economics and that pride is shot to smithereens. But I am typically proud to be a Ricochet member!

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    • November 24, 2019, at 10:07 AM PST
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