This week, we accompany Rob Long on his morning commute and chat about getting acclimated to the Trump era, is LaLa Land really that good, the proper pronunciation of certain French phrases, and three non-football fans make their Super Bowl picks.

Please Support Our Sponsors!

Support the Ricochet Audio Network

Are you a Ricochet Audio Network podcast listener? Would you like to support the great podcasts you already listen to all the time? Now you can with the Podcast Listener member level at the Ricochet Audio Network for just $2.50 per month. Become a supporting member today.}

Members have made 31 comments.

  1. 1
  2. 2
  1. Profile photo of Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Mentioning the recent Showbiz films that won Best Picture, you left out Birdman. And IMHO, Hacksaw Ridge deserves to win Best Picture, but yeah, the showbiz film will win.

    • #1
    • January 25, 2017 at 1:08 pm
    • Like0 likes
  2. Profile photo of Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    JPod was wrong, Mel was the star of Get the Gringo.

    • #2
    • January 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm
    • Like0 likes
  3. Profile photo of Peter Meza Member

    http://www.homophone.com/h/sachet-sashay

    • #3
    • January 25, 2017 at 1:57 pm
    • Like0 likes
  4. Profile photo of The Question Inactive

    When you discussed Nixon’s success despite his lack of charisma, I recalled the Futurama episode where Nixon has his head attached to Bender’s robot body. When informed by pollsters that robot voters find him charismatic, he replies, “Nixon…with CHARISMA!? I’ll rule the universe!”

    • #4
    • January 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm
    • Like0 likes
  5. Profile photo of BD1 Member
    BD1

    Can you change the name of this podcast to the “Evan McMullin-Voter Hour”?

    • #5
    • January 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    • Like0 likes
  6. Profile photo of Arahant Member

    Gentlemen, this is a wild paradigm shift. The problem is not Trump’s ego. It is yours. You believe you know what’s going on, but we saw how well you all did during the election. Trump is working on a different level of understanding the American people than you are. Sit back. Watch what he does, and watch the effects that come from it, the real effects, not the ones you predict based on your limited understanding.

    All three of you are intelligent people, but you are letting your “knowledge” get in the way. Trump is keeping the press entertained while the real work gets done. Listen to Andrew Klavan. He understands what is going on.

    • #6
    • January 25, 2017 at 3:59 pm
    • Like0 likes
  7. Profile photo of Blondie Thatcher

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Gentlemen, this is a wild paradigm shift. The problem is not Trump’s ego. It is yours. You believe you know what’s going on, but we saw how well you all did during the election. Trump is working on a different level of understanding the American people than you are. Sit back. Watch what he does, and watch the effects that come from it, the real effects, not the ones you predict based on your limited understanding.

    All three of you are intelligent people, but you are letting your “knowledge” get in the way. Trump is keeping the press entertained while the real work gets done. Listen to Andrew Klavan. He understands what is going on.

    Second!

    • #7
    • January 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    • Like0 likes
  8. Profile photo of Blue Yeti Admin

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump is working on a different level of understanding the American people than you are. Sit back. Watch what he does, and watch the effects that come from it, the real effects, not the ones you predict based on your limited understanding.

    The President currently has an approval rating of 45%, the lowest of any new President since the poll was started. Perhaps be a bit cautious when making decorations on how well Trump understands the American people.

    • #8
    • January 25, 2017 at 6:04 pm
    • Like0 likes
  9. Profile photo of BD1 Member
    BD1

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump is working on a different level of understanding the American people than you are. Sit back. Watch what he does, and watch the effects that come from it, the real effects, not the ones you predict based on your limited understanding.

    The President currently has an approval rating of 45%, the lowest of any new President since the poll was started. Perhaps be a bit cautious when making decorations on how well Trump understands the American people.

    No mention of the Rasmussen poll? Hope you’re not getting all your info from Rick Wilson.

    • #9
    • January 25, 2017 at 6:29 pm
    • Like0 likes
  10. Profile photo of Blue Yeti Admin

    BD1 (View Comment):.

    No mention of the Rasmussen poll? Hope you’re not getting all your info from Rick Wilson.

    Rasmussen polls on the popularity of Trump’s proposals, which yes, are strong. But that’s a pretty tenuous way to govern. Approval ratings matter.

    And while I like him personally, I don’t get any of my news from @rickwilson.

    • #10
    • January 25, 2017 at 6:36 pm
    • Like0 likes
  11. Profile photo of Egg Man Member

    For goodness sake, gentlemen, turn on your safe search! I’ve never had the porn problems you describe, except very rarely, and thankfully never with kids.

    • #11
    • January 25, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    • Like0 likes
  12. Profile photo of Voyager Rectal Probity Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Gentlemen, this is a wild paradigm shift. The problem is not Trump’s ego. It is yours. You believe you know what’s going on, but we saw how well you all did during the election. Trump is working on a different level of understanding the American people than you are. Sit back. Watch what he does, and watch the effects that come from it, the real effects, not the ones you predict based on your limited understanding.

    All three of you are intelligent people, but you are letting your “knowledge” get in the way. Trump is keeping the press entertained while the real work gets done. Listen to Andrew Klavan. He understands what is going on.

    From August 2015, this just ran on Mark Steyn’s site today.

    • #12
    • January 25, 2017 at 7:58 pm
    • Like0 likes
  13. Profile photo of Drusus Thatcher

    BD1 (View Comment):
    Can you change the name of this podcast to the “Evan McMullin-Voter Hour”?

    No one is making you listen.

    • #13
    • January 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm
    • Like0 likes
  14. Profile photo of Skarv Thatcher

    Love the GLOP!

    • #14
    • January 25, 2017 at 8:24 pm
    • Like0 likes
  15. Profile photo of Eeyore Member

    When is opening night of the satirical musical starring Rob Long as Björk?

    • #15
    • January 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    • Like0 likes
  16. Profile photo of Arahant Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump is working on a different level of understanding the American people than you are. Sit back. Watch what he does, and watch the effects that come from it, the real effects, not the ones you predict based on your limited understanding.

    The President currently has an approval rating of 45%, the lowest of any new President since the poll was started. Perhaps be a bit cautious when making decorations on how well Trump understands the American people.

    I don’t care much about approval ratings, Scott. They move too much over time and often reflect our baser demons. I care about what gets done, both the symbols and the substance. Trump is a magician. He moves one hand to distract the media/élites complex, and with the other, makes tigers appear. What I see happening is that the media and élites are yelling about how his hand moves and totally missing the tigers, even as he moves his hand back to point at the tigers. I respect and enjoy the gentlemen of GLoP. But you and they are both missing the tigers.

    • #16
    • January 26, 2017 at 1:48 am
    • Like0 likes
  17. Profile photo of Franco Inactive

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump is working on a different level of understanding the American people than you are. Sit back. Watch what he does, and watch the effects that come from it, the real effects, not the ones you predict based on your limited understanding.

    The President currently has an approval rating of 45%, the lowest of any new President since the poll was started. Perhaps be a bit cautious when making decorations on how well Trump understands the American people.

    Contrary to the Evan Mc Mullin voters’ pronouncements about Trump being a ‘populist’ this is evidence that he’s actually not one. He’s not trying to make friends, he’s planning on getting things done, and many of these things are not especially popular.

    These polls on ‘approval’ are very misleading. They aren’t polling voters or likely voters. Frankly with the grab-bag of current US inhabitants, including upwards of 20 million illegals, I’m surprised it’s not lower. I’m surprised it’s not lower considering the media hates him and misinforms us and mischaracterizes him as their first priority on a daily basis. Trump fighting back (which is absolutely necessary and the right approach) is not going to make these things better. The Presidency is not and should;d not be a popularity contest unless we want to get rid of the electoral college and hold daily referendi on whether out leader should stay or go.

    continued –

    • #17
    • January 26, 2017 at 4:10 am
    • Like0 likes
  18. Profile photo of Franco Inactive

    And what should Trump be doing to bolster these ‘approval’ numbers? Is there anything he can do?

    I sincerely doubt he can change the minds of these podcasters who have a visceral dislike for the man and allow that to cloud their analysis to the point where their observations are being questioned by previous fans, even though they would otherwise agree with him on many issues (maybe not on second thought, hmmm…).

    This has been a problem for every Republican President – the media bias which is now an open hostile agenda. The wrong approach is to try to curry favor, or try to walk back decisive plans and promises to appease them.This is exactly what has brought Trump into the Presidency. People who wouldn’t fight and tried to get high approval ratings by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing got their butts kicked. This time not just by Democrats but by the people they were purporting to represent.

    The crux of the matter is how much Trump gets done, assuming that will improve the lives of most people (voters specifically). Not day-to-day approval ratings.

    • #18
    • January 26, 2017 at 4:25 am
    • Like0 likes
  19. Profile photo of Theodoric of Freiberg Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    The President currently has an approval rating of 45%, the lowest of any new President since the poll was started. Perhaps be a bit cautious when making decorations on how well Trump understands the American people.

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday, January 26 shows that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Although I think it may be a bit on the high side, it makes much more sense than the 45% figure. 46% voted for him for Goodness sake.

    I’m not a big Trump fan, but I’m really getting tired of the skewed analysis. Many of the Ricochet podcasts are becoming unlistenable. I’d like to hear robust debate, not constant Trump bashing by a group exclusively composed of anti-Trumpers.

    If this keeps up, I will probably unsubscribe.

    • #19
    • January 26, 2017 at 7:13 am
    • Like0 likes
  20. Profile photo of Blue Yeti Admin

    Theodoric of Freiberg (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    I’m not a big Trump fan, but I’m really getting tired of the skewed analysis. Many of the Ricochet podcasts are becoming unlistenable. I’d like to hear robust debate, not constant Trump bashing by a group exclusively composed of anti-Trumpers.

    If this keeps up, I will probably unsubscribe.

    For a robust debate, listen to the current Ricochet Podcast. It’s about as robust as it gets.

    To that end, GLoP is not meant to be a debate show. It exists to give you a seat at the table of three old friends talking about the stuff that interests them on that particular day.

    • #20
    • January 26, 2017 at 8:06 am
    • Like0 likes
  21. Profile photo of Benjamin Glaser Member

    This should be Blue Yeti’s new avatar.

    • #21
    • January 26, 2017 at 8:47 am
    • Like0 likes
  22. Profile photo of Theodoric of Freiberg Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    To that end, GLoP is not meant to be a debate show. It exists to give you a seat at the table of three old friends talking about the stuff that interests them on that particular day.

    That’s fine. But this podcast was pretty close to a lot of the other Ricochet podcasts over the last few months — two or more NeverTrumpers bashing Trump.

    For a robust debate, listen to the current Ricochet Podcast. It’s about as robust as it gets.

    I assume you’re referring to this podcast which apparently is the same as this Need to Know. As I made quite clear in my comments in the Need to Know version, I didn’t find that podcast to be a robust, enlightening debate. The intended format — equal pro-Trump and anti-Trump voices duking it out — is what I’m looking for. Unfortunately, because Mr. Nordlinger, whom I admire a great deal, apparently decided not to fully participate, only the pro-Trump side was represented well. Ms. Charen gave a valiant effort, but she was outnumbered. As far as I am concerned, Mr. Nordlinger was AWOL.

    I am not saying these things to be provocative or to bash Ricochet. I love this community and want to make it better.

    • #22
    • January 26, 2017 at 9:01 am
    • Like0 likes
  23. Profile photo of Matt White Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump is working on a different level of understanding the American people than you are. Sit back. Watch what he does, and watch the effects that come from it, the real effects, not the ones you predict based on your limited understanding.

    The President currently has an approval rating of 45%, the lowest of any new President since the poll was started. Perhaps be a bit cautious when making decorations on how well Trump understands the American people.

    How was he polling when he won the election?

    • #23
    • January 26, 2017 at 9:47 am
    • Like0 likes
  24. Profile photo of Blue Yeti Admin

    Benjamin Glaser (View Comment):
    This should be Blue Yeti’s new avatar.

    I’d prefer this one:

    • #24
    • January 26, 2017 at 10:46 am
    • Like0 likes
  25. Profile photo of Blue Yeti Admin

    Matt White (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump is working on a different level of understanding the American people than you are. Sit back. Watch what he does, and watch the effects that come from it, the real effects, not the ones you predict based on your limited understanding.

    The President currently has an approval rating of 45%, the lowest of any new President since the poll was started. Perhaps be a bit cautious when making decorations on how well Trump understands the American people.

    How was he polling when he won the election?

    Good enough to win!

    • #25
    • January 26, 2017 at 10:46 am
    • Like0 likes
  26. Profile photo of Arahant Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Benjamin Glaser (View Comment):
    This should be Blue Yeti’s new avatar.

    I’d prefer this one:

    Is this one of those things where they have “How I see me” and “How other people see me?”

    • #26
    • January 26, 2017 at 10:48 am
    • Like0 likes
  27. Profile photo of The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    The President currently has an approval rating of 45%, the lowest of any new President since the poll was started. Perhaps be a bit cautious when making decorations on how well Trump understands the American people.

    Alternative facts?

    It says here that Trump has a 59% approval rating.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_jan26

    47.9%: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or Bush

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/479-obama-had-lower-average-approval-rating-nixon-or-bush

    Yet, look at the election night recaps, the liberals all proclaimed that Obama’s popularity would get Hillary Clinton elected. By the way, “fear of being called racist in the 21st century” does not necessarily equal Obama popularity.

    Obama wasn’t extraordinarily popular in November 2010, November 2014, or November 2016.

    • #27
    • January 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm
    • Like0 likes
  28. Profile photo of Keith Preston Member

    Cloaked Gaijin beat me to it. We are going to have to be VERY careful about media polls.

    • #28
    • January 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm
    • Like0 likes
  29. Profile photo of MRK Inactive
    MRK

    @drusus I pay for smart conversation, not “no Trump no time, no way”!

    • #29
    • January 27, 2017 at 11:11 am
    • Like0 likes
  30. Profile photo of Calvin Dodge Member

    Drusus (View Comment):No one is making you listen.

    True. And after trying it for about 30 minutes, I gave up on it. The “all-bad-Trump, all the time” schtick is very tiresome, especially the repeated “he can’t succeed if he does X”, when their repeated “he can’t win the vote if he does Y” before the election proved to be utterly wrong.

    Guys, read Scott Adam’s blog, PLEASE! He has a better grasp of what Trump is doing than pretty much anyone else.

    • #30
    • January 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm
    • Like0 likes
  1. 1
  2. 2