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  1. Joshua Bissey Coolidge

    This combat assault comment function fires more than one comment per trigger pull.

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    • April 4, 2018, at 6:11 AM PDT
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  2. Joshua Bissey Coolidge

    So now they’re “combat assault weapons”? Oh, for the love of…

    They’re going to keep complaining about our “weapons of war,” so it’s about time we just informed them that, yes, the Bill of Rights does protect a right to own military weapons. That’s what that militia clause (which the left loves to remind us of) actually means. Let’s get it out into the open.

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    • April 4, 2018, at 6:16 AM PDT
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  3. Kim K. Member
    Kim K.Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Nooooooo. This can’t be the last week of Michael in the Morning!! What am I going to listen to now?? Let’s hope the PTB at Ricochet have a replacement that matches the quality and entertainment of this podcast.

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    • April 4, 2018, at 7:52 AM PDT
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  4. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    I often think that if a vegan person got hungry enough, they’d eat another vegan.

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    • April 4, 2018, at 7:55 AM PDT
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  5. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Kim K. (View Comment):

    Nooooooo. This can’t be the last week of Michael in the Morning!! What am I going to listen to now?? Let’s hope the PTB at Ricochet have a replacement that matches the quality and entertainment of this podcast.

    We NEED Michael in the morning!

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    • April 4, 2018, at 7:56 AM PDT
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  6. contrarian Member

    Kim K. (View Comment):

    Nooooooo. This can’t be the last week of Michael in the Morning!! What am I going to listen to now?? Let’s hope the PTB at Ricochet have a replacement that matches the quality and entertainment of this podcast.

    Agreed – when I was a kid my dad always had Morning Edition on at breakfast. This was kind of like that, excpt I’m no longer a fan of NPR or pop tarts. Maybe I could do the audio podcast of The Five from the previous evening. {shrug}
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    What is PTB?

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    • April 4, 2018, at 9:02 AM PDT
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  7. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Michael, Michael, Michael. Just when I was used to listening to the M in M podcast you walk out on me again. Since I’ve been listening to you since you were on the DC station I think that means we’ve been through 3, 4, more divorces?? Looking forward to your weekly podcast at least.

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    • April 4, 2018, at 9:08 AM PDT
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  8. Kim K. Member
    Kim K.Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    contrarian (View Comment):

    Kim K. (View Comment):

    Nooooooo. This can’t be the last week of Michael in the Morning!! What am I going to listen to now?? Let’s hope the PTB at Ricochet have a replacement that matches the quality and entertainment of this podcast.

    Agreed – when I was a kid my dad always had Morning Edition on at breakfast. This was kind of like that, excpt I’m no longer a fan of NPR or pop tarts. Maybe I could do the audio podcast of The Five from the previous evening. {shrug}
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    What is PTB?

    PTB = Powers That Be

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    • April 4, 2018, at 9:52 AM PDT
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  9. Profile Photo Member

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Michael, Michael, Michael. Just when I was used to listening to the M in M podcast you walk out on me again. Since I’ve been listening to you since you were on the DC station I think that means we’ve been through 3, 4, more divorces?? Looking forward to your weekly podcast at least.

    Newbie here: I’ve been listening to Michael only since his first day on Boston radio (96.9 WTKK). I even attended live broadcasts. When ‘TKK closed up shop, I became a Natural Truther, subscribing so I could stream video of MG doing his radio show and simultaneously chat up other Natural Truthers about the show’s topics. When that ended, I faithfully tuned into his Atlanta radio show until he left that. Then I listened to all of his Weekly Standard podcasts, which weren’t produced nearly often enough for my liking. Now I’ve been enjoying his daily podcast and because of his convincing me, I actually pay cash money to subscribe to Ricochet.

    I’m so sick of being dumped by Michael Graham!! #lemonjuiceinourpapercuts #Youknowwe’llcomecrawlingbackMG #You’vegotusrightwhereyouwantus :)

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    • April 4, 2018, at 10:17 AM PDT
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  10. contrarian Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    I often think that if a vegan person got hungry enough, they’d eat another vegan.

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    Fungus patties fresh from the fermentation tanks!

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    I used to be a vegetarian for ethical reasons rather than because of nutrition. It made sense at the time (recall that per the previous comment, I had to listen to NPR at the start of each day). I started eating meat again in college after learning more about ethical theory.

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    Now I’m on the fence about pork, but I’m okay with all other meat. Pigs are surprisingly smart. Technically, I’m against bush meat and dolphin hunts for the same reason, but neither exist in our culture. I also think we’ve created a set of circumstances where we have ethical obligations to dogs too. That’s all that really remains from my animal rights period.

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    Michael’s story reminded me of something from those days. Vegans are often contemptuous of people who’re just vegetarian as I was. I ate no meat, but I ate eggs and dairy. I didn’t wear leather, but I wore wool. These are seen as grave moral failings by vegans. It was frustrating. You might expect that they’d be happy about what vegetarians have in common with them, but instead they focused on what they thought we did wrong. That isn’t the interesting bit though. The interesting bit has to do with who the vegan was in Michael’s story.

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    I find an irony in Najimy being judgmental about what Michael was eating. I didn’t know she was a vegan. One thing I do know about her is that she’s a big PP booster. Both she and Kathleen Turner have the same pitch: they couldn’t have had such great careers if they had been unable to get an abortion “when they needed one.” Najimy’s story also includes a pair of complaints. First, she had to go to a hospital rather than a clinic, and she needed to pass the expectant mothers in the maternity waiting room to get to her appointment. Second, her referring doctor wasn’t rude or anything, but she felt that he was judgmental. He looked like a conservative, apparently.
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    What I could never understand about the vegans was that they were all pro-choice. (Subsequently, I’ve met two who aren’t, but back when I was involved with animal rights groups all the vegans I knew were in favor of abortion rights.) I knew that they were quite liberal, but it’s not like there aren’t any liberals who are pro-life. It just blew me away that they called people murderers for eating shrimp cocktail, but they weren’t opposed to abortion.

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    They even think it’s wrong to eat honey. I still don’t understand that one. (The bees aren’t unionized?) Yet, they were very offended when I said that ethical people should support prenatal human rights.
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    • April 4, 2018, at 10:49 AM PDT
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  11. Bishop Wash Member

    contrarian (View Comment):
    Michael’s story reminded me of something from those days. Vegans are often contemptuous of people who’re just vegetarian as I was. I ate no meat, but I ate eggs and dairy. I didn’t wear leather, but I wore wool. These are seen as grave moral failings by vegans. It was frustrating.

    That is frustrating. It’s like the line about a bacon and egg breakfast; the chicken was involved but the pig was committed. One isn’t killing an animal to get eggs, milk, or wool.

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    • April 4, 2018, at 1:15 PM PDT
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  12. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Trish (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Michael, Michael, Michael. Just when I was used to listening to the M in M podcast you walk out on me again. Since I’ve been listening to you since you were on the DC station I think that means we’ve been through 3, 4, more divorces?? Looking forward to your weekly podcast at least.

    Newbie here: I’ve been listening to Michael only since his first day on Boston radio (96.9 WTKK). I even attended live broadcasts. When ‘TKK closed up shop, I became a Natural Truther, subscribing so I could stream video of MG doing his radio show and simultaneously chat up other Natural Truthers about the show’s topics. When that ended, I faithfully tuned into his Atlanta radio show until he left that. Then I listened to all of his Weekly Standard podcasts, which weren’t produced nearly often enough for my liking. Now I’ve been enjoying his daily podcast and because of his convincing me, I actually pay cash money to subscribe to Ricochet.

    I’m so sick of being dumped by Michael Graham!! #lemonjuiceinourpapercuts #Youknowwe’llcomecrawlingbackMG #You’vegotusrightwhereyouwantus :)

    Yes Trish you are so right. Someday MG you’ll go too far and we will break the MG habit. And it will serve you right. :)

     

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    • April 4, 2018, at 3:07 PM PDT
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  13. Joshua Bissey Coolidge

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    contrarian (View Comment):
    Michael’s story reminded me of something from those days. Vegans are often contemptuous of people who’re just vegetarian as I was. I ate no meat, but I ate eggs and dairy. I didn’t wear leather, but I wore wool. These are seen as grave moral failings by vegans. It was frustrating.

    That is frustrating. It’s like the line about a bacon and egg breakfast; the chicken was involved but the pig was committed. One isn’t killing an animal to get eggs, milk, or wool.

    Just oppressing them. Hey, it doesn’t have to make sense. It’s cultural Marxism.

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    • April 4, 2018, at 10:30 PM PDT
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