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This week on the world famous GLoP Podcast (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz), we travel north for a little Rank Punditry ® on Canada and the G7 conference, digest the subtle yet sparkling political observations of Robert DeNiro, and do some tributes to two members of the GLoP Hall of Fame: Dr. Charles Krauthammer and Anthony Bourdain. Hats off, gentlemen.
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Since Rob is unemployed, he should be reading the ad copy.
Beautiful comments regarding Charles Krauthammer. Also….unique analysis (by Rob) of the suicidal mind. Fine podcast.
This episode should raise some eyebrows… or make Justin’s fall off…
With apologies to Casper.
I believe that Trump’s seemingly bad over reaction to Justine’s presser was caused by Justine’s distaste for confrontation. In the room, during their direct talks – he was probably all “Lets talk it out, we’ll work something out” but when Trump left town he returned to his domestic (and public) political position. So Trump thought he was making progress when Trudeau was just shinning him on.
I had never seen Justine’s eyebrows fall off before – It would be funny that he’s in a mission impossible mask – and underneath it all he’s an ugly old bald man…
Maybe that could be Rob Long’s next tv show – an ugly man who finds success in a makeup kit – a complete empty suit, but because he’s suddenly pretty he gets social traction and is able to move forward.
Think big! Robert DeNiro needs a creative, literate, funny speech writer, obviously.
Their Trump Derangement Syndrome is annoying. The allies are always together and unified, just like with Iran. Tiresome.
I wasn’t offended but it was a little jarring hearing Cartman’s mom say f* in the closing song. Didn’t expect the uncensored version on a Ricochet podcast.
Oops. My apologies.
What a tiresome trio. They hate President Trump, they are superior to him, and are certain anything he does well is by accident. Not much difference between them and Robert DeNiro.
I had never heard that song before!! Laughed and laughed and laughed.
I’m not saying I know, but I personally don’t think it’s the brain that dictates suicide. I think it’s behavior, a dynamic (often negative) of the mind connected to yet beyond the brain, a mix of knowledge, ego, and will that directs one’s actions. In other words, is there not too much randomness in experience to be able to actually understand suicide? To neatly fold the suicide’s sweater and place it gently in the drawer? I think there is. If the rate of occurrence is indeed increasing, though, I suggest trying not to be surprised and see where that approach might lead.
I also want to suggest that the righteous rage Jonah felt at the horrendous Tweeters spewing pointless hatred at Charles Krauthammer is what many regular people feel about dopey, Robert Dinero screeds against Trump that are constantly being applauded by the power elites. The situations may not be of equal value, or have equal merit, but I think the underlying reaction to both is the same. I also think both are understandable. I’m aware of the myriad moral and leadership failings of Donald Trump and do not think I need them explained to me over and over again.* And the reason I get tired of it is because (perhaps channeling Lee Smith and Andrew McCarthy) I think the media and governmental clique responses to him are far more potentially damaging to our society that Trump’s obvious poop, which is the only thing Chicken Little seems to care about.
I was so happy to hear Krauthammer’s letter. He has triumphed. Though unable to walk, he has smashed the Tweeting bugs beneath his feet. He has also offered the world a different way to be.
*Obligatory I didn’t vote for Donald Trump . . . I don’t listen to Trump . . . caveat goes here.
Dudes, you’re over-thinking and under-reporting the kerfuffle in Quebec last weekend. This here is the hopeful story. The unsigned communique might be insincere BS on the part of every member of the G7, but at least they had the right music on their stands.
As for cultural references, how can you not look into doe-eyed Justin’s face and see he’s entangled in a sick, mutually abusive relationship with an older man, one in which each hurts himself to show the other … something? It’s more or less the way Edward Albee originally envisioned the George and Martha characters in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. As is widely known, Albee, due to his deep lifelong interest in international diplomacy, always saw the pair as heads of state. If I recall correctly, the characters were based on JFK and Charles de Gaulle.
When JP mentioned that quadriplegics at that time could not expect to live a long life, it made me curious the age of Joni Eareckson Tada . She also is 68.
@blueyeti sorry I have to post this here, but while the site shows me as logged in on this page and able to post, it doesn’t on the “bull session” episode of Ricochet Podcast where this comment properly belongs. I’ve “complained” about it to The Powers That Be, at least twice now, but so far no response.
Anyway, a podcast volume can “never” be too high, as long as there’s not clipping. Turning down the playback volume is easy and does not add distortion. But if it’s too low, turning up the volume on a playback device can introduce more noise/distortion, possibly run out of gain before reaching a listenable level… and then if your phone rings or something, prepare to be deafened!
In the past I’ve used something as simple as Nero 7 “Wave Editor” to quickly and easily increase the volume level for an entire podcast, and it takes about 30 seconds to load, process, and re-save. I’ve also used it to increase the volume just for certain callers, etc. It’s a little more complicated – more than a single step – but still quite easy.
Adding some normalization/compression might be helpful too, especially for people listening in their cars or elsewhere without noise-cancelling headphones. Dennis Miller used to think it was clever to whisper to radio-show callers on cellphones at the airport, from his soundproofed studio with high-end headphones and studio mike. But it was dumb.
I thought of her too.