What’s That Smell?

Even with Rob out, we’re glad to celebrate a great week for democracy! Our guests this week are old friends of ours, Mark and Mollie Hemingway, and they’re here to take us through the irregularities of last November and why it doesn’t have to be nefarious, illegal or fraudulent to call it “Rigged!”

Maybe somebody should write a book with that title. Well, maybe somebody has. (Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections) We get into procedural foul play, institutional corruption and media malfeasance; not to mention fights over fish… They even have some hope that laying the groundwork for restoring democratic confidence might be slowly underway, and some thoughts on how to speed it up.

Our hosts also chat about a winsome week for Republicans; Peter is educated on milk discourse and James give clock changing as thorough a defense as it could hope for. Congratulations to our Braves fans!

Music from this week’s podcast: That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Good

    • #1
  2. James Lileks Contributor
    James Lileks
    @jameslileks

    I do not have a dad bod

    • #2
  3. Max Admin
    Max
    @Max

    Ricochet Audio Network: and why it doesn’t have to be nefarious, illegal or fraudulent to call it “Rigged!”

    Although, in the case of the 2020 election, it was in fact nefarious, illegal, and fraudulent. And stolen.

    • #3
  4. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    James Lileks: I do not have a dad bod.

    We need to fire the photoshop guy. I edited this show and then had to wait and wait and wait for him to get me artwork. The slacker. 

     

    • #4
  5. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
    Douglas Pratt
    @DouglasPratt

    Okay, @jameslileks, you win. I will no longer gripe about Daylight Saving Time. 

    • #5
  6. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    Ricochet Audio Network: and James give clock changing as thorough a defense as it could hope for.

    I haven’t listened yet, but does it refute this excellently made video?

    • #6
  7. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    Max (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: and why it doesn’t have to be nefarious, illegal or fraudulent to call it “Rigged!”

    Although, in the case of the 2020 election, it was in fact nefarious, illegal, and fraudulent. And stolen.

    And the main guy needing to hear from Mollie was absent.

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  8. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Max (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: and why it doesn’t have to be nefarious, illegal or fraudulent to call it “Rigged!”

    Although, in the case of the 2020 election, it was in fact nefarious, illegal, and fraudulent. And stolen.

    And the main guy needing to hear from Mollie was absent.

    Ha!

    • #8
  9. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Max (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: and why it doesn’t have to be nefarious, illegal or fraudulent to call it “Rigged!”

    Although, in the case of the 2020 election, it was in fact nefarious, illegal, and fraudulent. And stolen.

    And the main guy needing to hear from Mollie was absent.

    Ha!

    How conveeeenient!

    • #9
  10. Headedwest Coolidge
    Headedwest
    @Headedwest

    I would be happy to stop changing clocks, but only if we moved to DST year round. I love afternoon light, and couldn’t care less about how light or dark it is on a cold dreary winter morning.

    • #10
  11. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Peter’s interviews on YouTube may not be removed, but they could still be making it very difficult for people to find them, perhaps even impossible in general searches:  his interviews might only be seen by people who already have the direct url.

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  12. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    The number of votes known to be illegally cast outside of the voter’s jurisdiction in Georgia in the 2020 general election is not 10,000.

    It’s 50,000.

    Those 50,000 are known through federal Post Office address-change records.

    The same voters can be confirmed as having voted illegally when they later update their addresses for state driver’s licences.

    Only G-d, the angels, and Mark Davis know the number of illegal votes that have by now been confirmed using this method.

    10,000 is the number that Davis had confirmed at the time when Mollie Hemingway and I (in totally separate conversations) spoke with him in May.

    https://ricochet.com/992200/intro-to-eight-election-fraud-and-related-claims

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  13. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Max (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: and why it doesn’t have to be nefarious, illegal or fraudulent to call it “Rigged!”

    Although, in the case of the 2020 election, it was in fact nefarious, illegal, and fraudulent. And stolen.

    And rigged, too.

    • #13
  14. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    The number of votes known to be illegally cast outside of the voter’s jurisdiction in Georgia in the 2020 general election is not 10,000.

    It’s 50,000.

    Those 50,000 are known through federal Post Office address-change records.

    The same voters can be confirmed as having voted illegally when they later update their addresses for state driver’s licences.

    Only G-d, the angels, and Mark Davis know the number of illegal votes that have by now been confirmed using this method.

    10,000 is the number that Davis had confirmed at the time when Mollie Hemingway and I (in totally separate conversations) spoke with him in May.

    https://ricochet.com/992200/intro-to-eight-election-fraud-and-related-claims

    Georgia had 400,000 ballots with no ballot controls. There are Republicans that actually like this.

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  15. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    The trucker in New Jersey said something that I thought was really important in one of his interviews.  He won’t let people say “leaders” when they mean “legislative officials”. It is so much better when we have guys that are heavily into civics like that. Moving off of that I think really hurts conservatives and libertarians.

    • #15
  16. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    Ricochet Audio Network: they’re here to take us through the irregularities of last November

    Not really. Some of them maybe.

    and why it doesn’t have to be nefarious, illegal or fraudulent to call it “Rigged!”

    No, rigging an election means all three, and it was, and you can say so, because it’s true.

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  17. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    @BryanGStephens

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    I would be happy to stop changing clocks, but only if we moved to DST year round. I love afternoon light, and couldn’t care less about how light or dark it is on a cold dreary winter morning.

    This

    • #17
  18. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    I do not have a dad bod

    Watch it or he might photoshop you with a mom bod.

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  19. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
    The Cloaked Gaijin
    @TheCloakedGaijin

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: and James give clock changing as thorough a defense as it could hope for.

    I haven’t listened yet, but does it refute this excellently made video?

    I don’t think Troy likes Daylight Savings Time.

    The idea of seasonal hours seems completely chaotic though.

    One hour of time change can wreck a person?  I don’t believe it.  It’s a lame excuse for any mistake.  These people should not be allowed to cross time zone boundaries, if the situation is that serious.

    • #19
  20. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    The Constitution cannot function as intended when four tech companies control the public square and the general media is basically Pravda.

    • #20
  21. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    I like daylight saving time, but it should be shortened by two months. 

    Having said that, I lived in Arizona and they absolutely don’t need it there. 

    • #21
  22. Wolfsheim Member
    Wolfsheim
    @Wolfsheim

    Mollie Hemingway is always a treat, and it was all the more delightful to have her wise husband on. (I miss their podcast!)

    I am very much a supporter of what we German speakers call Sommerzeit and so very much appreciate James Lileks’s comments…In postwar Japan it was briefly introduced; I wish it were back. On the day of the summer solstice, I wistfully think of sitting in a garden in northern Europe, drinking a chilled white wine and watching the sun slowly set late in the long evening…

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  23. Max Admin
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    @Max

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    I would be happy to stop changing clocks, but only if we moved to DST year round. I love afternoon light, and couldn’t care less about how light or dark it is on a cold dreary winter morning.

    Same here. I in NH, which is pretty far east in the Eastern Time zone, which means it gets dark even earlier. People who live on the western side of the Eastern Time zone have much more afternoon light already. Also we’re much farther north than most of the eastern seaboard, obviously, and that affects us a lot as well. I remember when we used to live in NYC (ugh), when we’d go to northern Maine to visit my wife’s family at Christmas time, it gets dark 50 minutes earlier up there. Her home town is almost 300 miles east of New York City (and 600 miles north). I guess the sun comes up earlier in the winter, but I really don’t care about that because I sleep until 9AM every day. ;-P ON the other hand, when I did a semester abroad in France back in college I remember the sun didn’t come up until 8:45AM when I got there in January of that year. That was horrible.

    • #23
  24. Max Admin
    Max
    @Max

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Max (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: and why it doesn’t have to be nefarious, illegal or fraudulent to call it “Rigged!”

    Although, in the case of the 2020 election, it was in fact nefarious, illegal, and fraudulent. And stolen.

    And rigged, too.

    Potato.

    • #24
  25. Headedwest Coolidge
    Headedwest
    @Headedwest

    Max (View Comment):

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    I would be happy to stop changing clocks, but only if we moved to DST year round. I love afternoon light, and couldn’t care less about how light or dark it is on a cold dreary winter morning.

    Same here. I in NH, which is pretty far east in the Eastern Time zone, which means it gets dark even earlier. People who live on the western side of the Eastern Time zone have much more afternoon light already. Also we’re much farther north than most of the eastern seaboard, obviously, and that affects us a lot as well. I remember when we used to live in NYC (ugh), when we’d go to northern Maine to visit my wife’s family at Christmas time, it gets dark 50 minutes earlier up there. Her home town is almost 300 miles east of New York City (and 600 miles north). I guess the sun comes up earlier in the winter, but I really don’t care about that because I sleep until 9AM every day. ;-P ON the other hand, when I did a semester abroad in France back in college I remember the sun didn’t come up until 8:45AM when I got there in January of that year. That was horrible.

    Maine should really be in the Atlantic time zone. In northern Maine, sunset occurs before 4 PM in December. 

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  26. Max Admin
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    @Max

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Max (View Comment):

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    I would be happy to stop changing clocks, but only if we moved to DST year round. I love afternoon light, and couldn’t care less about how light or dark it is on a cold dreary winter morning.

    Same here. I in NH, which is pretty far east in the Eastern Time zone, which means it gets dark even earlier. People who live on the western side of the Eastern Time zone have much more afternoon light already. Also we’re much farther north than most of the eastern seaboard, obviously, and that affects us a lot as well. I remember when we used to live in NYC (ugh), when we’d go to northern Maine to visit my wife’s family at Christmas time, it gets dark 50 minutes earlier up there. Her home town is almost 300 miles east of New York City (and 600 miles north). I guess the sun comes up earlier in the winter, but I really don’t care about that because I sleep until 9AM every day. ;-P ON the other hand, when I did a semester abroad in France back in college I remember the sun didn’t come up until 8:45AM when I got there in January of that year. That was horrible.

    Maine should really be in the Atlantic time zone. In northern Maine, sunset occurs before 4 PM in December.

    Yes, about 3:45PM at the end of December (winter solistice). I would not be a fan of putting Maine in a different time zone, though. I live 15 minutes from the state line. That would just be annoying.

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  27. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Max (View Comment):
    Yes, about 3:45PM at the end of December (winter solistice). I would not be a fan of putting Maine in a different time zone, though. I live 15 minutes from the state line. That would just be annoying.

    All of you should be in the Atlantic time zone, including MA, RI, CT, and VT.

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  28. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    “The Venezuelan voting machine stuff was nonsense..”

    No, Mark, it’s history, it’s documented, and was used (and is still being used) against us. If he doesn’t understand that by now he needs to turn in his journalism card. 

     

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  29. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

    I just got Mollie’s book so perhaps she covered R complicity in D voter fraud. Trump’s call about Georgia voter fraud was mischaracterized. R officials knew that was the case and yet they said nothing.  That’s part of the story which the PTB want us to forget.

    My wife worked for the Illinois GOP in 2006 investigating voter fraud. She had a list of precincts she planned to visit on primary day. Her boss approved it but the day before she was forbidden to go some places because the head of the Chicago GOP had agreements with the Ds. Thus, there were some form of payoffs going to R officials if they didn’t investigate D voter fraud. And she saw shenanigans going on with Venezuelan technicians servicing Chicago voting machines. D alderman Ed Burke got them removed. What some on Ricochet call a conspiracy story, she saw with her two eyes 15 years ago.

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  30. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    James: “He made hate speech possible. [The left] views [Zuckerberg] as the absolute enemy of everything.” 

    This might be true in opposite land. In reality they kiss his signet ring daily. 

    • #30