Mea Culpa

About yesterday…

We didn’t exactly miss our Monday record date, we just missed Toby pushing the record button. Stuff happens. But we’re back for another go. And go we do.

It’s not just a missed recording that James and Toby apologise for this week, it’s also having urged people to support Boris Johnson. The PM’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis has been appalling and now they urge their friend Michael Gove to execute a palace coup.

But as bad as Boris has been, what the heck is happening in Australia? Who would ever think we’d be heaping praise on freedom-loving, rule-breaking Germans, whose anti-mask protests are putting the Aussies to shame.

This week’s opening sound is the squealing sound of Boris Johnson’s breaks.

 

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  1. EtCarter Listener

    wb!

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    • August 4, 2020, at 11:43 AM PDT
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  2. Al Sparks Thatcher

    On Australia: I have read that Australia has been a heavily regulated country for a long time. They give the government a lot of power. I don’t know if they have a constitution that limits their power.

    The biggest brake they have is that the country is small, population-wise (though not as small as Sweden), and they have very frequent elections, every 3 years.

    If the government goes too far, it’s easier to vote them out.

    • #2
    • August 4, 2020, at 5:41 PM PDT
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  3. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    It seems like every podcast has at least one lost or corrupted episode.

    • #3
    • August 4, 2020, at 7:05 PM PDT
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  4. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Yeah Australia is weird about covid. Could it be that they were all traumatized by the fires or, as in the US, the media is just unrelenting in scaring people and demanding lockdowns, etc. Oh well the boys always cheer me up.

    • #4
    • August 5, 2020, at 7:32 AM PDT
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  5. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    On Australia: I have read that Australia has been a heavily regulated country for a long time. They give the government a lot of power. I don’t know if they have a constitution that limits their power.

    The biggest brake they have is that the country is small, population-wise (though not as small as Sweden), and they have very frequent elections, every 3 years.

    If the government goes too far, it’s easier to vote them out.

    Victoria is the most leftist state. I have a sister living in South Australia and they have been going to restaurants for weeks now. 

    • #5
    • August 5, 2020, at 7:57 AM PDT
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