The Gaga Pit

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There are 32 comments.

  1. Kephalithos Member

    Chuck Todd: “So, Ms. Williamson, if you‘re elected president, what will you do to fight the opioid crisis?”

    Marianne Williamson: “We, as Americans, need to come together. We need to look within. And I have a plan to help us achieve alignment. You see, there’s a thing called ayahuasca . . .”

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    • June 28, 2019, at 10:41 AM PST
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  2. kedavis Member

    At about 7:30, did jpod say that Kamala Harris is “an Obama?”

    • #2
    • June 28, 2019, at 12:36 PM PST
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  3. Ambrianne Member

    This summer our kids are on swim team and we’re doing the family DC trip with the youngers – the older had her turn when she still lived at home. Jonah’s really got the camp problems of the average Joe. 😜

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    • June 28, 2019, at 4:50 PM PST
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  4. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    At about 7:30, did jpod say that Kamala Harris is “an Obama?”

    That’s what I heard.

    • #4
    • June 28, 2019, at 5:58 PM PST
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  5. Arahant Member

    Yeah, Jonah, that camp thing. I don’t know. Hope you get a good bride price for her.

    • #5
    • June 28, 2019, at 5:59 PM PST
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  6. SParker Member

    An exceptionally funny friend once made a connection between laughter and orgasm, the main difference being that laughter is harder to fake. I buy it, but I can’t tell you how awkward that made laughing at his jokes.

    • #6
    • June 28, 2019, at 10:30 PM PST
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  7. Belt Member

    What on earth is a ‘gaga pit?’ It sounds like something I don’t want to risk googling…

    • #7
    • June 29, 2019, at 7:36 AM PST
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  8. Arahant Member

    Belt (View Comment):

    What on earth is a ‘gaga pit?’ It sounds like something I don’t want to risk googling…

    It’s a hexagonal or octagonal structure in which to play gaga ball. Gaga ball is a safer version of dodgeball developed in Israel that uses a softer ball and where the player must be hit at or below the knee to be “out.” “Ga-ga” means touch-touch in Hebrew.

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    • June 29, 2019, at 8:17 AM PST
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  9. Eeyore Member

    It’s genius that @ejhill put JPod at the Bitter Scold lectern. 

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    • June 29, 2019, at 10:01 AM PST
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  10. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Am I the only person who heard birds chirping in the background? It was distracting to me.

    • #10
    • June 30, 2019, at 12:16 AM PST
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  11. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    At about 7:30, did jpod say that Kamala Harris is “an Obama?”

    That’s what I heard.

    So now jPod gets disappeared in the name of political correctness…

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    • June 30, 2019, at 12:25 AM PST
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  12. Arahant Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Am I the only person who heard birds chirping in the background? It was distracting to me.

    Birds? Those weren’t birds. They were dragons. Rob has gone into mad scientist mode since his foray into ayahuasca and is now breeding dragons to use in taking over the world.

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    • June 30, 2019, at 1:13 AM PST
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  13. Bishop Wash Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Am I the only person who heard birds chirping in the background? It was distracting to me.

    Birds? Those weren’t birds. They were dragons. Rob has gone into mad scientist mode since his foray into ayahuasca and is now breeding dragons to use in taking over the world.

    My concern is if they are real or is @blueyeti putting them in. I’m not a bird expert and don’t know if the sounds are what should be expected from where Rob is located. 

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    • June 30, 2019, at 6:41 AM PST
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  14. Taras Coolidge

    The guys were talking about how Trump exploited negative feelings about Hillary Clinton, without having to do the take down himself.

    It reminded me of something Scott Adams often says, that if Trump sees money lying on the table, he will take it. 

    And for a politician, that’s not a small skill. How many times have Republicans gone down in flames because they refused to exploit their opponents’ weaknesses. 1992 and 2008 come to mind. Arguably, 1948 and 1960.

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    • June 30, 2019, at 8:46 AM PST
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  15. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Taras (View Comment):

    The guys were talking about how Trump exploited negative feelings about Hillary Clinton, without having to do the take down himself.

    It reminded me of something Scott Adams often says, that if Trump sees money lying on the table, he will take it.

    And for a politician, that’s not a small skill. How many times have Republicans gone down in flames because they refused to exploit their opponents’ weaknesses. 1992 and 2008 come to mind. Arguably, 1948 and 1960.

    For recent example in Virginia, Ed Gillespie ran against Ralph Northam for Governor in 2017. Northam has a recently revealed history of blackface. The Gillespie campaign almost certainly knew about this during the campaign, but did not use it.

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    • June 30, 2019, at 9:17 AM PST
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  16. Bishop Wash Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    The guys were talking about how Trump exploited negative feelings about Hillary Clinton, without having to do the take down himself.

    It reminded me of something Scott Adams often says, that if Trump sees money lying on the table, he will take it.

    And for a politician, that’s not a small skill. How many times have Republicans gone down in flames because they refused to exploit their opponents’ weaknesses. 1992 and 2008 come to mind. Arguably, 1948 and 1960.

    So you don’t agree with McCain’s approach of saying we have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency? 

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    • June 30, 2019, at 11:00 AM PST
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  17. Taras Coolidge

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    The guys were talking about how Trump exploited negative feelings about Hillary Clinton, without having to do the take down himself.

    It reminded me of something Scott Adams often says, that if Trump sees money lying on the table, he will take it.

    And for a politician, that’s not a small skill. How many times have Republicans gone down in flames because they refused to exploit their opponents’ weaknesses. 1992 and 2008 come to mind. Arguably, 1948 and 1960.

    So you don’t agree with McCain’s approach of saying we have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency?

    He was desperately trying to get back into the good graces of the media; when the only way he could do that was by losing to Obama.

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    • June 30, 2019, at 11:36 AM PST
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  18. Taras Coolidge

    By the way, the podcast itself gives us an example of Polite Loser Republicanism, when JPod defends Joe Biden from Kamala Harris’ race baiting.

    Hasn’t Biden race baited Republicans hundreds of times in his career? This is poetic justice to be savored. 

    In Polite Loser Republicanism, you don’t just refuse to race bait a race baiter yourself. You go out of your way to defend him when members of his own party turn on him.

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    • June 30, 2019, at 11:57 AM PST
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  19. Blue Yeti Admin

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Am I the only person who heard birds chirping in the background? It was distracting to me.

    Birds? Those weren’t birds. They were dragons. Rob has gone into mad scientist mode since his foray into ayahuasca and is now breeding dragons to use in taking over the world.

    My concern is if they are real or is @blueyeti putting them in. I’m not a bird expert and don’t know if the sounds are what should be expected from where Rob is located.

    They are live Nantucket birds. They also make an appearance on this week’s Ricochet Podcast. 

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    • June 30, 2019, at 3:04 PM PST
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  20. Bishop Wash Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Am I the only person who heard birds chirping in the background? It was distracting to me.

    Birds? Those weren’t birds. They were dragons. Rob has gone into mad scientist mode since his foray into ayahuasca and is now breeding dragons to use in taking over the world.

    My concern is if they are real or is @blueyeti putting them in. I’m not a bird expert and don’t know if the sounds are what should be expected from where Rob is located.

    They are live Nantucket birds. They also make an appearance on this week’s Ricochet Podcast.

    And Radio Deplorable.

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    • June 30, 2019, at 3:18 PM PST
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  21. Eeyore Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Am I the only person who heard birds chirping in the background? It was distracting to me.

    Birds? Those weren’t birds. They were dragons. Rob has gone into mad scientist mode since his foray into ayahuasca and is now breeding dragons to use in taking over the world.

    My concern is if they are real or is @blueyeti putting them in. I’m not a bird expert and don’t know if the sounds are what should be expected from where Rob is located.

    They are live Nantucket birds. They also make an appearance on this week’s Ricochet Podcast.

    Rob Long. scouting locations for his remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 The Birds.

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    • June 30, 2019, at 10:34 PM PST
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  22. Taras Coolidge

    Jonah, reassuring me that, yes, anti-Trumpers do not understand what is going on:

    On the right … you keep hearing this, particularly from the (audibly sneers) post-liberals, this thing about how we never win, we always lose … 

    And you would think if it were that obvious to everyone, that we’re always losing and everything is terrible, that progressives wouldn’t be saying the exact same thing! Right?

    I mean, if it’s obvious that we’re losing, it should be obvious that the progressives are winning. No one thinks they’re winning, anywhere!!!

    No, Jonah. No one says they’re winning — but the progressives are engaging in deception. Unlike most conservatives, they are utilitarians in ethics, not traditionalists. Also, unlike conservatives, they get a pass from the media, so they can get away with it.

    The giveaway is not what they say, but what they do; and what they do is: constantly move the goalposts. Remember how in 2008 both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton opposed gay marriage? Within a few years, opposition to gay marriage was almost unthinkable, the very definition of bigotry.

    JPod proved an unexpected voice of reason when he pointed out that left-wing organizations will constantly try to scare people to get their money. “They raise money by raising the threat level.” “The Southern Poverty Law Center“, Jonah interjected.

    Jonah immediately went to trying to prove that conservatives are just as deceptive; that, for example, First and Second Amendment rights are not really under threat:

    If you listen to the NRA, you would think that gun rights haven’t been expanded dramatically in the last forty years… 

    This country is … more pro-free speech than any time in its history, and yet we’re constantly hearing about people being silenced.

    As to the first statement, it sure doesn’t look like that to me, living in a blue state; but I will leave it for people more knowledgeable on the subject.

    As to the second, it doesn’t seem to occur to Jonah that he is contradicting himself. Or does he think all the people who claim they’ve been thrown off social media, or fined, or lost their jobs, or had their livelihoods destroyed, or their children threatened, because of things they said or refused to say, are lying?

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    • June 30, 2019, at 11:18 PM PST
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  23. Henry Castaigne Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Am I the only person who heard birds chirping in the background? It was distracting to me.

    Birds? Those weren’t birds. They were dragons. Rob has gone into mad scientist mode since his foray into ayahuasca and is now breeding dragons to use in taking over the world.

    And who can blame him.

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    • July 1, 2019, at 12:21 AM PST
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  24. Hibernian Faithful Member

    The Atlanta Area Council of BSA’s Woodruff Reservation has a Gaga Ball pit that wildly popular with all the Scouts. Even the Gentiles!

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    • July 1, 2019, at 7:08 AM PST
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  25. kedavis Member

    Hibernian Faithful (View Comment):

    The Atlanta Area Council of BSA’s Woodruff Reservation has a Gaga Ball pit that wildly popular with all the Scouts. Even the Gentiles!

    Especially when Lady Gaga puts on her show!

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    • July 2, 2019, at 2:35 PM PST
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  26. Mark Alexander Lincoln

    Rob, what are those French detective novels again?

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    • July 3, 2019, at 8:31 AM PST
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  27. Arahant Member

    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    Rob, what are those French detective novels again?

    I doubt Rob will see your question, so try here:

    Fantômas

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    • July 3, 2019, at 9:03 AM PST
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  28. Mark Alexander Lincoln

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    Rob, what are those French detective novels again?

    I doubt Rob will see your question, so try here:

    Fantômas

    @arahant Thanks!

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    • July 3, 2019, at 10:16 AM PST
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  29. Rob Long Founder

    Fantomas!

    There are lots of them, but the best ones are the first four or five, from the 1910’s and 1920’s.

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    • July 3, 2019, at 6:21 PM PST
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  30. Arahant Member

    Rob Long (View Comment):

    Fantomas!

    There are lots of them, but the best ones are the first four or five, from the 1910’s and 1920’s.

    Fine. Prove me wrong.

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    • July 3, 2019, at 8:44 PM PST
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