Lucretia hosts this week’s episode, and as Hamilton predicted about how executive power would promote sobriety, the awesome responsibility of the host chair led Lucretia to praise Kevin McCarthy for the second week in a row, and she even has nice things to say about Steve!

After the smelling salts were passed round to John and Steve (and fresh glasses of whisky poured), the bartenders get down to business, breaking down the rising anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party; Lucretia’s first-hand report from the border in the immediate aftermath of the end of Title 42 and where the immigration disaster will go next (and once again, the responsible Lucretia surprises with her sympathy for asylum seekers); the travesty of the criminal indictment of Marine veteran Daniel Penny for his justified act of self-defense on the New York subway (just think of it as the attempt to run George Floyd 2.0); what to make of Trump’s humiliation of CNN; what to make of the week’s revelations of the Biden Family Crime Syndicate; and what to make of the Supreme Court interposing itself—by a rare 9 – 0 vote—between federal corruption probes of the states.

Because we’re waiting on a serious corruption probe into the Bidens, and to go with our thoughts on how the country is repeating the worst of the 1970s, exit music this week is an old 70s-era Ambrosia tune, “Time Waits for No One.”

Why am I searching and when will I know?
Are the years that I’ve waited with nothing to show?
I’m ready to listen I’m ready to win
But I can’t wait much longer before we begin

Time waits for no one
Time waits for no one
No one, no one

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  1. Al Sparks Coolidge
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    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    I guess you can’t delete a post, just remove the words.  Anyway, I meant to post this on the Ricochet Podcast.  And why can’t I delete a post?

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  2. Steven Hayward Member
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    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    Your most cogent post yet!

    (Kidding.  I don’t know why you can’t delete a post. You’ll have to take it up with Ricochet management.)

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  3. Al Sparks Coolidge
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    Steven Hayward (View Comment):

    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    Your most cogent post yet!

    (Kidding. I don’t know why you can’t delete a post. You’ll have to take it up with Ricochet management.)

    Michael Knowles published something similar in a book, Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide.

     

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  4. LibertyDefender Member
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    Thoughts partway through:

    • We are living in the classic 1981 film Escape from New York. Rewatch it, if it’s been a while.  Heck, watch it again no matter how recently you last saw the movie.  As one reviewer wrote, “John Carpenter was Tarantino long before Tarantino was Tarantino.”
    • Lucretia‘s noble sympathy for the exploited illegal aliens harkens to Chris Christie’s fleeting success as governor of New Jersey, when he explained to the exploited union members that their leaders had been lying to them for decades about their underfunded pensions.
    • I’ve been to the AZ-Mexico border, and the situation there is dire.  Lucretia is correct that the illegal border crossers don’t want to stay at the border, they want to get to say, Tucson or Phoenix, where there are opportunities.  As any local rancher can tell you – and one local rancher did tell me, cartel Capos are all around, and offer the illegal aliens a ride to Phoenix for ~$2,000.  Invariably the illegal alien doesn’t have that kind of money, so he or she becomes an indentured servant to the cartel – that knows where the illegal alien’s family lives.  A couple thousand bucks per passenger enables the cartel to offer a few hundred bucks to a local 15 year old who is willing to steal a car and drive it to Phoenix with 7 or 8 passengers.  Thus, even when the illegal aliens arrive safely at their intended destination, they arrive as slaves.  “Open borders” is a crime against humanity, that the Democrat Party is committing knowingly and intentionally.
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  5. LibertyDefender Member
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    When the CNN Townhall Moderator Kaitlin Collins moderately badgered Trump to admit that he lost the 2020 election, Trump should have answered

    I admit that I lost the 2020 Presidential election, just as the 1972 US Olympic basketball team lost to the USSR.

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  6. LibertyDefender Member
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    John Yoo is correct, stopping short is a good move.

    In re Steve‘s speculation about what Obama knew in 2016, Obama knew in 2012 the identity of the known enemy of the United States that launched an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi and killed the US Ambassador to Libya and 3 other US Americans, but Obama aided and comforted that enemy by concealing its identity from the public.  That is per se treason – look it up.  Not only was Obama not so charged, there is almost no one else who will point out that what Obama and Hillary did regarding Benghazi was in fact treason.

    As conservatives have asked for decades, what do we get if we win?

     

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  7. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member
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    One should consider that the most of those 67 DNA types are walking around free in this country. I doubt that such people magically became ethical human beings when they cross the US border.

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  8. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    The special counsel is just a move to run down the clock – just have the house start the impeachment investigation – it’ll be much quicker, and could possibly be done well before the election…

    Biden is clearly the most corrupt man to hold the vice presidency and presidency… And yes I remember Spiro Agnew, he was forced to resign over peanuts, compared to Biden… I think Obama gave the 2016 nomination to Hillary because it was her turn, and he hated Biden’s living Guts…Biden’s corruption had to be known by Obama, Biden was so brazen with his meetings (at the white house – no less) that the secret service had to have told someone about the unsavory characters meeting Biden…. It would be interesting to examine those logs.

    Its funny how open Biden’s corruption is, 100’s of suspicions banking activity reports, yet there was no investigation, no media leak. The Bidens operated in the open, completely unafraid of prosecution or exposure. If that doesnt tell you that there is a double standard in criminal justice – nothing will.

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  9. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    John Yoo is correct, stopping short is a good move.

    In re Steve‘s speculation about what Obama knew in 2016, Obama knew in 2012 the identity of the known enemy of the United States that launched an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi and killed the US Ambassador to Libya and 3 other US Americans, but Obama aided and comforted that enemy by concealing its identity from the public. That is per se treason – look it up. Not only was Obama not so charged, there is almost no one else who will point out that what Obama and Hillary did regarding Benghazi was in fact treason.

    As conservatives have asked for decades, what do we get if we win?

     

    Someone should ask Obama if he knew what Biden Inc was doing to rake in the dough during his presidency

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  10. SteveKarlovitz Inactive
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    Some thoughts for Steve & John about Trump’s alleged failures during his presidency .

    1.  The wall wasn’t built, it actually never even started , because of Paul Ryan.
    2. Repealing Obamacare failed because of John McCain.
    3. Mike Pence was responsible for getting Michael Flynn indicted .  That gave the opening to the appointment of a special counsel , which hamstrung Trump’s administrative agenda.
    4. The House was lost in ‘18 primarily because of Ryan and Trey Gowdy’s open  support for the FBI.  In fact , Gowdy encouraged Horowitz to delay his report until the IG authored a “fulsome, comprehensive “ report.  In other words the mealy-mouthed grey rooster was encouraging foot-dragging so that independents would flee Republicans in the off-year election because “The walls were closing in .”

    Note the absence of any Democrat mentioned above .  Trump was done in by Republicans .

    It is  utterly incredulous to attack   Trump for his Covid response  2 Bushies are going to suggest that they would have advocated firing Fauci?  Trump would have been impeached  .

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  11. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    SteveKarlovitz (View Comment):

    Some thoughts for Steve & John about Trump’s alleged failures during his presidency .

    1. The wall wasn’t built, it actually never even started , because of Paul Ryan.
    2. Repealing Obamacare failed because of John McCain.
    3. Mike Pence was responsible for getting Michael Flynn indicted . That gave the opening to the appointment of a special counsel , which hamstrung Trump’s administrative agenda.
    4. The House was lost in ‘18 primarily because of Ryan and Trey Gowdy’s open support for the FBI. In fact , Gowdy encouraged Horowitz to delay his report until the IG authored a “fulsome, comprehensive “ report. In other words the mealy-mouthed grey rooster was encouraging foot-dragging so that independents would flee Republicans in the off-year election because “The walls were closing in .”

    Note the absence of any Democrat mentioned above . Trump was done in by Republicans .

    It is utterly incredulous to attack Trump for his Covid response 2 Bushies are going to suggest that they would have advocated firing Fauci? Trump would have been impeached .

    While we can blame this one and that one for what they did, some of the blame comes back to Trump. It was Trump’s Vindictive petty insults that caused John McCain to bolt. While it was petty for John McCain to hold a grudge to the detriment of the policy – Trump made little to no effort to win him back… Maybe that was not possible and Trump didnt want to loose face trying…

    But Trump’s nature causes a lot of his problems.

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  12. Quickz Member
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    SteveKarlovitz (View Comment):

    Some thoughts for Steve & John about Trump’s alleged failures during his presidency .

    1. The wall wasn’t built, it actually never even started , because of Paul Ryan.
    2. Repealing Obamacare failed because of John McCain.
    3. Mike Pence was responsible for getting Michael Flynn indicted . That gave the opening to the appointment of a special counsel , which hamstrung Trump’s administrative agenda.
    4. The House was lost in ‘18 primarily because of Ryan and Trey Gowdy’s open support for the FBI. In fact , Gowdy encouraged Horowitz to delay his report until the IG authored a “fulsome, comprehensive “ report. In other words the mealy-mouthed grey rooster was encouraging foot-dragging so that independents would flee Republicans in the off-year election because “The walls were closing in .”

    Note the absence of any Democrat mentioned above . Trump was done in by Republicans .

    It is utterly incredulous to attack Trump for his Covid response 2 Bushies are going to suggest that they would have advocated firing Fauci? Trump would have been impeached .

    YES! Most everyone running in the GOP has adopted the things that Trump ran on in 16, and it was the GOP themselves who hamstrung the agenda. Pence also was “in charge” of the Covid response, so can be pointed for som of the blame as Trump was busy with world affairs and an election.

    Any Covid questions that DeSantis wants to hit trump on can be mostly shrugged off. Mainly because RdS didn’t really “go after” Fauci until mid 2021, and his arguments against Fauci in 2020 can be framed as what Trump wanted (states to make their own decisions).

    Going after Trump for his “bad picks” is also doomed since RdS and most members of the GOP at the time lauded each one of his picks – often publicly. All that proves is both men were fooled by deep state actors.

    Attacking warp speed, and not firing Fauci will lose independents in a big way for the general, whereas the base that cares the most about this will overlook it because they are far bigger Trump fans than not.

    Hard to really “go at him” considering the ease of the answers belittling it.

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  13. Quickz Member
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    When the CNN Townhall Moderator Kaitlin Collins moderately badgered Trump to admit that he lost the 2020 election, Trump should have answered

    I admit that I lost the 2020 Presidential election, just as the 1972 US Olympic basketball team lost to the USSR.

    This is good. I am getting tired of the semantic games being played with the word “stolen” – some say, oh yeah there was fortifying, rigging, cheating, rule breaking, illegal processes, etc. – but oh no, it wasn’t stolen! Look, if someone wins through any nefarious method listed in such a close election (in this case 40k votes across 3 states), that victory can be called stolen – its just how the language works. The fact folks fight over it shows that it’s not about the truth – it’s about the powerful branding of the word and the desire to keep him out of the office.

    Oh and the numbers of independents that think something fishy happened in 2020 is almost to 50-50, and almost 30% of dems do as well.

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  14. Steven Hayward Member
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    When the CNN Townhall Moderator Kaitlin Collins moderately badgered Trump to admit that he lost the 2020 election, Trump should have answered

    I admit that I lost the 2020 Presidential election, just as the 1972 US Olympic basketball team lost to the USSR.

    I love this answer, but it has the defect of referring to an event 51 years ago now, and most people under 55 will not recognize it.  (Many people under 40 don’t really get the Soviet Union for that matter.)

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  15. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Steven Hayward (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    When the CNN Townhall Moderator Kaitlin Collins moderately badgered Trump to admit that he lost the 2020 election, Trump should have answered

    I admit that I lost the 2020 Presidential election, just as the 1972 US Olympic basketball team lost to the USSR.

    I love this answer, but it has the defect of referring to an event 51 years ago now, and most people under 55 will not recognize it. (Many people under 40 don’t really get the Soviet Union for that matter.)

    I think the best answer would be the 2016 election… IF you think the 2016 election was stolen, then by the same standards the 2020 election was stolen. The entire Russia Collusion Hoax was constructed to explain the 2020 election.

    It was also the left’s confession. They confess by accusation, its a Saul Alinsky thing, accuse your opponent of your dirty tricks.

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  16. Boney Cole Member
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    My listening experience was much degraded by three advertisements from the state of Pennsylvania.   I started paying for this site many years ago with the expectation this would not be happening.  It may be time to quit. If I have to listen to ads, I can listen for free without paying. 

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  17. Bishop Wash Member
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    @stevenhayward or @lucretia, did you see my comment on the last episode?

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  18. Steven Hayward Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    @ stevenhayward or @ lucretia, did you see my comment on the last episode?

    No, I missed this comment, and it is awesome! McDonald’s should put you on retainer.

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  19. Albert Arthur Coolidge
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    Boney Cole (View Comment):

    My listening experience was much degraded by three advertisements from the state of Pennsylvania. I started paying for this site many years ago with the expectation this would not be happening. It may be time to quit. If I have to listen to ads, I can listen for free without paying.

    Paying for Ricochet has never, ever, at any time had anything to do with whether ads are played in podcasts. At no time has Ricochet ever promised that ads don’t play in podcasts for paying members. Any expectation you had was entirely of your own invention. 

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