Bad Blood

This week, some thoughts on the Khashoggi murder, a deep dive into the Catholic Church scandals with the great Rod Dreher, and our mid-term preview with Ricochet’s newest podcaster, Lahnee Chen (subscribe to his show!). Also, you thought we weren’t going to give our take on Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test? No way, Chief.

Music from this week’s podcast Bad Blood by Taylor Swift

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There are 17 comments.

  1. dicentra Member

    CHA-vez. HYU-go CHA-vez.

    In Spanish the CH is identical to the English CH. Only the French pronounce an initial CH as SH.

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    • October 19, 2018, at 12:27 PM PDT
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  2. James Gawron Thatcher

    Podcasters,

    I’m putting this video up one more time just because I like it.

    Come from behind and pass’em on the outside. Works for me.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #2
    • October 19, 2018, at 1:23 PM PDT
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  3. Scott Wilmot Member

    I was very disappointed with the discussion on the Catholic Church. I guess Mr. Dreher is a friend of the podcast and I know y’all love to promote each others books and that he has done yeoman’s work on reporting on the disgusting homosexual abuse scandal, but come on, the guy is an apostate. Can’t you at least find a Catholic (Phil Lawler, Ed Pentin, Robert Royal, etc., etc.) to add some heft to your discussion. He wasn’t even able to answer basic questions on the options on dealing with the Pope and the scandal.

    And as the Vigano testimonies have proclaimed, the main cause of this crisis – homosexual predation in the priesthood – was not even mentioned by Mr. Dreher. This was a missed opportunity to inform your audience.

    For those who want to know the real story, join us at the Ricochet Catholics Group.

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    • October 19, 2018, at 3:47 PM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    dicentra (View Comment):

    CHA-vez. HYU-go CHA-vez.

    In Spanish the CH is identical to the English CH. Only the French pronounce an initial CH as SH.

    Come on, aren’t you satisfied that now James has to say “neandartal?”

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    • October 19, 2018, at 3:52 PM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    Let’s help James with his song:

    My daughter took charge of the order,

    My daughter took charge of the meal….

    My daughter took charge of the order…

    Please bring back my daughter to me! (from Brazil.)

     

    • #5
    • October 19, 2018, at 4:12 PM PDT
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  6. Duane Oyen Member

    That’s an excellent shot of James Lileks….

    • #6
    • October 19, 2018, at 5:47 PM PDT
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  7. Taras Coolidge

    That, according to the Elizabeth Warren standard, most whites are actually Native Americans, is a nifty observation that hadn’t occurred to me.

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    • October 19, 2018, at 7:39 PM PDT
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  8. Charlotte Member

    dicentra (View Comment):

    CHA-vez. HYU-go CHA-vez.

    In Spanish the CH is identical to the English CH. Only the French pronounce an initial CH as SH.

    Well, and Qatar is (should be) kuh-TAR since we’re, you know, speaking English.

    #petpeeve

    • #8
    • October 19, 2018, at 7:43 PM PDT
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  9. kedavis Member

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    dicentra (View Comment):

    CHA-vez. HYU-go CHA-vez.

    In Spanish the CH is identical to the English CH. Only the French pronounce an initial CH as SH.

    Well, and Qatar is (should be) kuh-TAR since we’re, you know, speaking English.

    #petpeeve

    Most media people I hear, seem to say it “gutter.” Which doesn’t make sense to me. But the whole foreign-places-names things is pretty messy. Mostly what seems to happen is the left thinks that saying names “properly” proves that they’re “more enlightened” or something. (At least when it comes to pronouncing names of places that they support for also being leftist, or something.) James has commented on that too, including on Northern Alliance Radio Network podcasts in the past. But really, even if you think it matters to say “Bejing” instead of “Peking” or “Mumbai” instead of “Bombay” etc, that’s just scratching the surface. Because. when you really look at it, you have to remember things like that Germans don’t call Germany “Germany.” They call it Deutschland. And so forth.

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    • October 19, 2018, at 8:14 PM PDT
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  10. Henry Castaigne Member

    It is discrimination against Koreans that home chef doesn’t include dog.

    • #10
    • October 20, 2018, at 12:53 AM PDT
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  11. kedavis Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    It is discrimination against Koreans that home chef doesn’t include dog.

    But if it comes in a box, it includes cardboard, so the North Korean diet is covered.

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    • October 20, 2018, at 12:54 AM PDT
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  12. Charlotte Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Most media people I hear, seem to say it “gutter.” Which doesn’t make sense to me. But the whole foreign-places-names things is pretty messy. Mostly what seems to happen is the left thinks that saying names “properly” proves that they’re “more enlightened” or something. (At least when it comes to pronouncing names of places that they support for also being leftist, or something.) James has commented on that too, including on Northern Alliance Radio Network podcasts in the past. But really, even if you think it matters to say “Bejing” instead of “Peking” or “Mumbai” instead of “Bombay” etc, that’s just scratching the surface. Because. when you really look at it, you have to remember things like that Germans don’t call Germany “Germany.” They call it Deutschland. And so forth.

    Yup, that’s pretty much how I see it. I about lost my mind during the 2006 Winter Olympics which NBC officially (in their logo and everything) called the Torino Olympics. The city is called Turin. I would have loved to see the network do a story on the Shroud of Torino.

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    • October 20, 2018, at 9:51 AM PDT
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  13. Percival Thatcher

    All of your shows are good.

    This one is great.

    • #13
    • October 20, 2018, at 11:04 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  14. kedavis Member

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Most media people I hear, seem to say it “gutter.” Which doesn’t make sense to me. But the whole foreign-places-names things is pretty messy. Mostly what seems to happen is the left thinks that saying names “properly” proves that they’re “more enlightened” or something. (At least when it comes to pronouncing names of places that they support for also being leftist, or something.) James has commented on that too, including on Northern Alliance Radio Network podcasts in the past. But really, even if you think it matters to say “Bejing” instead of “Peking” or “Mumbai” instead of “Bombay” etc, that’s just scratching the surface. Because. when you really look at it, you have to remember things like that Germans don’t call Germany “Germany.” They call it Deutschland. And so forth.

    Yup, that’s pretty much how I see it. I about lost my mind during the 2006 Winter Olympics which NBC officially (in their logo and everything) called the Torino Olympics. The city is called Turin. I would have loved to see the network do a story on the Shroud of Torino.

    My favorite Olympics nonsense, in particular, is when the US reporters refer to black athletes from Ghana or something, as “African-American.” Hilarious.

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    • October 20, 2018, at 3:55 PM PDT
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  15. Dr.Guido Member

    I’ve been ‘de-minoritied”! When I first took an Ancestry DNA test I came back as 78% Italian+ 5.5% Jewish, some North Saharan, and smidgens of other areas…….I got a notice that a refined data base now has me as 97% Italian and a mere 3% Caucasus. Oy Vey! I was feeling smart, pleased to have come from a people with so many Nobel Prizes and a great basketball playing heritage as well.

    Now I need extra points on achievement tests and can no longer jump as high!

    Any suggestions on how not to waste my future?

    • #15
    • October 20, 2018, at 5:29 PM PDT
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  16. Richard Easton Member

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Podcasters,

    I’m putting this video up one more time just because I like it.

    Come from behind and pass’em on the outside. Works for me.

    Regards,

    Jim

    Here’s a case of an Olympic gold medalist celebrating too soon twice in a race.

    • #16
    • October 20, 2018, at 7:28 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  17. kedavis Member

    Nobody wanted to post the math? Well, fine. If @roblong is 10% native American, and Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren is .1%, then Rob is 100 times more native American than she is

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    • October 25, 2018, at 3:37 AM PDT
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