This week on GLoP, we delve into the news cycle for some Rank Punditry® on the goings on in Virginia, the Green New Deal, and the curious case of Jeff Bezos. Also, are the Oscars over? Not until Rob wins one.

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  1. Thatcher

    @ejhill, nice job getting Pippa into the picture! Jonah’s dogs have a great life. 

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    • February 12, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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  2. Coolidge

    Team Pippa!

    • #2
    • February 12, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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  3. Thatcher

    Texmoor (View Comment):

    Team Pippa!

    I’d be more Team Zoe, but I like Pippa, too. 

    • #3
    • February 12, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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  4. Member

    There is an excellent podcast called Cop life. The officer who does it is a veteran cop in Texas. There is a good backlog of episodes which could keep you going for a while. Unfortunately, he hasn’t had much time to do new episode, so they are often a month apart. Still his honesty and experience give a really good feeling for what his life on the streets is like.

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    • February 12, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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  5. Member

    Interesting to hear Jonah talk about how, if the Democrats ran an outright socialist for president, enough people might vote for them, and not for Trump, that the socialist wins.

    In a situation like that, could Jonah actually bring himself to vote for Trump? 

    Be still, my heart!

    But, wasn’t Hillary bad enough?

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    • February 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm
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  6. Member

    btw, @blueyeti the promos for GLoP are supposed to be glop, not ricochet.

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    • February 12, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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  7. Member

    The funniest part of the the podcast was when Podhoretz proclaimed, “Trump’s election…this kind of, you know, black swan event…radicalized the democratic party way more than we expected”. Pure comedy gold!

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    • February 12, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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  8. Member

    Not that I’m complaining, but wasn’t GLOP originally supposed to be a “no politics” podcast?

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    • February 12, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Not that I’m complaining, but wasn’t GLOP originally supposed to be a “no politics” podcast?

    Occasionally, we like to do a little Rank Punditry®. I think for our second show this month, we’ll be taking questions from Ricochet Members.

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    • February 12, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    Jdetente (View Comment):

    The funniest part of the the podcast was when Podhoretz proclaimed, “Trump’s election…this kind of, you know, black swan event…radicalized the democratic party way more than we expected”. Pure comedy gold!

    This is a sign of Trump derangment syndrome. The party has been leaning more and more left since Howard Dean. 

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    • February 12, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    Jdetente (View Comment):

    The funniest part of the the podcast was when Podhoretz proclaimed, “Trump’s election…this kind of, you know, black swan event…radicalized the democratic party way more than we expected”. Pure comedy gold!

    But he went on to the non-trivial chance of electing a socialist. If that happens, I think it will be because of the Jonah Goldbergs who may refuse to vote for Trump no matter what.

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    • February 13, 2019 at 12:52 am
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    Trump’s election didn’t radicalize the Democrats. 

    Most of them have always been that way. It’s just that there are no Southern moderates left. I think that changed when environmental nut Al Gore became the first Democrat to lose West Virginia to a non-incumbent Republican since Al Smith in 1928.

    Besides if Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Alan Keyes, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo, Steve Forbes, or Pat Buchanan had been elected, it would be just about the same comparable level of crazy from the Democrats.

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    • February 13, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Interesting to hear Jonah talk about how, if the Democrats ran an outright socialist for president, enough people might vote for them, and not for Trump, that the socialist wins.

    In a situation like that, could Jonah actually bring himself to vote for Trump?

    Be still, my heart!

    But, wasn’t Hillary bad enough?

    As I remember, Jonah lives in DC. He can cast a protest vote in DC and it does not matter.

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    • February 13, 2019 at 4:26 am
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Jdetente (View Comment):

    The funniest part of the the podcast was when Podhoretz proclaimed, “Trump’s election…this kind of, you know, black swan event…radicalized the democratic party way more than we expected”. Pure comedy gold!

    This is a sign of Trump derangment syndrome. The party has been leaning more and more left since Howard Dean.

    I don’t see it as the democrats are more left now. It’s that because of Trump and his unpopularity, they think they can act more left now and get away with it.

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    • February 13, 2019 at 4:28 am
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    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Jdetente (View Comment):

    The funniest part of the the podcast was when Podhoretz proclaimed, “Trump’s election…this kind of, you know, black swan event…radicalized the democratic party way more than we expected”. Pure comedy gold!

    This is a sign of Trump derangment syndrome. The party has been leaning more and more left since Howard Dean.

    I don’t see it as the democrats are more left now. It’s that because of Trump and his unpopularity, they think they can act more left now and get away with it.

    I agree. Trump is merely the excuse they are using to reveal their true intentions. To say that he radicalized them is beyond absurd. 

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    • February 13, 2019 at 4:55 am
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  16. Thatcher

    @ejhill, Ya out-done yourself!

    Just brilliant!

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    • February 13, 2019 at 6:24 am
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  17. Thatcher

    On Firefox the control bar conceals some excellent @ejhill goodness.

    Tip: right-click this post’s picture and select “view background image” to receive your Easter Egg.

     

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    • February 13, 2019 at 6:30 am
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  18. Lincoln

    Jonah, is it not true that Obama drove many of his opponents so crazy that we ended up with Trump?

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    • February 13, 2019 at 7:12 am
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  19. Lincoln

    Wasn’t there some Sunday in 2016 when Hillary Clinton was on all 4 network morning shows on the same day? Jonah, maybe you can shoot for that.

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    • February 13, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    @ejhill – this is among your best illustrations EVAH! “Pippa says: I’m done playing second fiddle!” Genius!

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    • February 13, 2019 at 9:26 am
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  21. Coolidge

    It happened in Virginia. Voters came out in droves, in bad weather, to cast a vote for anything with a D after their name. But now Democrats are making Trump look like the reasonable, sane one. And as can be said about Trump, today’s Democrats don’t know how to be any other way. Trump just needs to be a little less like Trump (his polling improves every time someone hides his phone)and the Democrats have to show that they are not stupid and crazy. Problem is neither side can do it. 

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    • February 13, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Jdetente (View Comment):

    The funniest part of the the podcast was when Podhoretz proclaimed, “Trump’s election…this kind of, you know, black swan event…radicalized the democratic party way more than we expected”. Pure comedy gold!

    But he went on to the non-trivial chance of electing a socialist. If that happens, I think it will be because of the Jonah Goldbergs who may refuse to vote for Trump no matter what.

    Jonah has said often he would have voted for Trump if his vote counted, but it didn’t. GREAT graphics!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • February 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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    Rob is very funny on this one. 

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    • February 13, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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    Jonah’s comment about John getting in touch with the Jewish people controlling the weather brought to mind a joke I saw earlier this week about Ilhan Omar. It was a picture of her with the words, ‘Okay Jewish people, I’ve apologized. Can you turn the heat back on in Minnesota?’

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    • February 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    Trump’s election didn’t radicalize the Democrats.

    Most of them have always been that way. It’s just that there are no Southern moderates left. I think that changed when environmental nut Al Gore became the first Democrat to lose West Virginia to a non-incumbent Republican since Al Smith in 1928.

     

    Thanks for reminding me that Al Gore didn’t even win his home state of Tennessee, or even a single Tennessee electoral vote. I bet that’s a club with very few members, although of course Trump is one of them.

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    • February 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    J Ro (View Comment):
    or even a single Tennessee electoral vote

    Why is this more noteworthy than not winning Tennessee? Tennessee doesn’t split its electoral votes.

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    • February 14, 2019 at 9:32 pm
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    Kim K. (View Comment):

    Rob is very funny on this one.

    He really was. The bit about reading the cue card for Best Makeup Oscar was hilarious.

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    • February 15, 2019 at 5:32 am
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Not that I’m complaining, but wasn’t GLOP originally supposed to be a “no politics” podcast?

    Occasionally, we like to do a little Rank Punditry®. I think for our second show this month, we’ll be taking questions from Ricochet Members.

    Please, no. There are plenty of politics podcasts on Ricochet. The whole point of this one, for me, is that it’s getting to listen to the dudes talk about other things.

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    • February 15, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Not that I’m complaining, but wasn’t GLOP originally supposed to be a “no politics” podcast?

    Occasionally, we like to do a little Rank Punditry®. I think for our second show this month, we’ll be taking questions from Ricochet Members.

    Please, no. There are plenty of politics podcasts on Ricochet. The whole point of this one, for me, is that it’s getting to listen to the dudes talk about other things.

    I think that Ricochet would benefit from a member feed that was explicitly non-political – all science and religion and pet videos and such. 

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    • February 15, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Not that I’m complaining, but wasn’t GLOP originally supposed to be a “no politics” podcast?

    Occasionally, we like to do a little Rank Punditry®. I think for our second show this month, we’ll be taking questions from Ricochet Members.

    Please, no. There are plenty of politics podcasts on Ricochet. The whole point of this one, for me, is that it’s getting to listen to the dudes talk about other things.

    Rest easy, it won’t happen very often. Part of the issue is that we are in the dead zone part of the year in terms of entertainment news.

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    • February 15, 2019 at 12:35 pm
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