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We were thrilled to receive this unexpected and throughly entertaining new installment from America’s first couple of podcasting. This week, Mr. and Mrs. Hemingway cover religious liberty and that now vetoed Arizona law, the pioneering Oregon health plan is on life support and what it says about ObamaCare, the documentary “Blackfish” and how the Motion Picture Academy seems to perhaps be wising up on liberal agitprop, and finally, the inside story on Mark’s recent bout of pneumonia and his pledge to finally get an actual doctor (yes, that’s the Fight of The Week®). 

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Bend over and cough, EJHill.

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    @BasilFawlty

    I don’t think EJ had coughing in mind.  It’s an entirely different procedure.  Altogether.

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    @HartmannvonAue

    Grrr! you would have to post this seconds before I need to do lights-out for Maedel. 

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    @StephenDawson

    Um … the first two and a half minutes is an unrelated song. The Molly Hemmingway’s voice starts, mid-word, at 2:46.

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    Oops, copy and paste error. Will fix. Stand by…

    Stephen Dawson: Um … the first two and a half minutes is an unrelated song. The Molly Hemmingway’s voice starts, mid-word, at 2:46. · 2 minutes ago

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    @JimmyCarter

    Intro too long.

    I turned it off after three minutes.

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    @HartmannvonAue

    Maybe by the time I get around to listening to it you will have the problems worked out, Yeti.

    Gute Nacht!

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    It’s an error that happened in the encoding process. Fixing it now. 

    Jimmy Carter: Intro too long.

    I turned it off after three minutes. · 1 minute ago

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    OK, fixed. Thanks for the catch!

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    @Skarv

    Great podcast. Nice to hear the Ricochet leaders questioning the Republican bigwigs.

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    @StephenDawson
    Blue Yeti: Oops, copy and paste error. Will fix. Stand by… · 36 minutes ago

    Stephen Dawson: Um … the first two and a half minutes is an unrelated song. The Molly Hemmingway’s voice starts, mid-word, at 2:46. · 2 minutes ago

    Ah, copy and paste! Such a time saver, and such a major thoroughfare to error. One I take all the time.

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    @WhiskeySam

    Mark looks like he’s about to sing “Moon River”.

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    @NickStuart

    Mollie and Mark are doing a great job fighting in their several arenas. Good job.

    In a related note, in another podcast the hosts remarked on the climatologist who had begin to refer to “Climate Change Nazis” in response to their use of the term “Climate Deniers:. Similarly, the term “Gaystapo” needs to work its way into our rhetoric to refer to the elements that would haul someone in front of a “Civil Rights Commission” for declining to bake a cake or photograph a ceremony.

    But personally, I don’t think it would be entirely a bad thing if churches were to lose 501c3 status. Reason being so many of them, especially on the “traditional” side have entirely muzzled themselves from speaking out on abortion, SSM, government overreach, unjust levels of taxation, etc. because they, and their pastors, don’t want to lose the preferential tax treatments they receive (for anyone who doesn’t know, pastors get terrific tax breaks on housing, exemption from participation in Social Security, car allowance, etc.). If they lost their incentive to silence, maybe more of them would speak up.

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    @kmtanner

    Such a nice picture

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    @SalvatorePadula

    Goat rodeo?

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    @HalBrooks
    Salvatore Padula: Goat rodeo? · 1 hour ago

    Eupemism for goat CoC violation.

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    @flownover

    – – – – What a great picture, says so much about the modern state of 

    radio.

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    @RocketCityDave

    Being Mark and Mollie are both right-wing media types it’s natural they married. Still the above image makes a twisted Florence Nightingale situation more conceivable.

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    @AaronMiller

    I’m with you on everything, Mollie. The republic is doomed.

    And, like you, I’m surrounded by hopeless optimists.

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    @AaronMiller

    Y’all have forgotten your Christmas songs: “So be good for goodness’ sake!”

    Yes, we’re doomed. But we should fight for truth and justice regardless of the circumstances, because life isn’t about what we accomplish. It’s about who we become, deliberately and with love.

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    Aaron Miller: Y’all have forgotten your Christmas songs: “So be good for goodness’ sake!”

    Yes, we’re doomed. But we should fight for truth and justice regardless of the circumstances, because life isn’t about what we accomplish. It’s about who we become, deliberately and with love. · 17 minutes ago

    Edited 16 minutes ago

    Amen!

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    @Midge

    Mollie,

    In Mark’s defense, last year I had a case of pneumonia handled effectively at an urgent care center. Yes, it was a rather low-rent place, with the x-ray room in a converted janitor’s closet. But I could get an immediate appointment, which saved me a trip to the emergency room, and I received surprisingly good care. So it happens, and your husband isn’t crazy for trying it.

    It helps, though, to follow up with the same urgent care center – Mark!

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    @AaronMiller

    What’s wrong with an urgent care center? They have them right in front of Walmarts these days. You can see a doctor and come home with a king cake.

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    @SteveSc

    Mollie, did you really mean it about giving up on the republic?  Then why do you contribute here and at the Federalist?  You know, (not to be crude) besides earning a living.

    TBH, some days I am so there.  I don’t see how we get out of this.  It’s gone too far.  They have the education system, news, 99% of the media and aren’t afraid to use them.  My 10 year old comes home from school spouting nonsense I have to (mostly) gently correct.  Nothing is wrong in this new morally relative world except for being against SSM and thinking muslims might have a PR problem.  I’m ex-army desert storm and don’t know that I would do it again, given the current chain of command, the state of the nation and the political correctness that has been inflicted on the army.

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    @HowardSlugh

    This morning on Fox News Sunday the panel discussed Arizona’s (now vetoed) amendment to its version of RFRA. Chris Wallace added himself to the chorus of people who don’t seem know what the law said, or to understand how RFRA laws work in general. No one on the panel even suggested that there was some controversy over his (absurd) understanding of the bill. How is it possible that people like Chris Wallace and George Will still have no idea what the law said? If they knew that they were going to have to discuss a segment on their show how could they have missed Volkh, Ed Whelan, and Mollie and others?

    Even if they somehow disagreed with this interpretation of the law it seems absurd that they wouldn’t mention it. George Will works at the same paper that currently hosts Volokh. Didn’t he think to check his own news paper’s preeminent legal blog before discussing a legal issue on television?

    How can we possibly hope to get the American people to consider issues in a serious manner when we cannot even get our own pundits to pay attention? I was very disappointed. 

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    @Vespacon

    I’m with SteveSc – if it is hopeless, why bother? It’s all bad news anyway, so why not shut it all off and create a safe bubble outside of the culture as best we can? 

    I think back to what Dennis Prager said on the 200th Ricochet Podcast when he spoke of the Jewish commandment to essentially keep moving forward. That has stuck with me. I realize it is incumbent on me so long as I live and breath to be be a “redeeming force” in whatever small way I can. Part of that means staying informed – a good excuse to stay on Ricochet. 

    In any case, thanks for another informative and very amusing show! Stay healthy and keep em coming.

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    @AlFrench

    Here is the link to Mark’s article about the Oregon Health Plan.  It should be required reading for all Oregonians.

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    @MollieHemingway
    SteveSc: Mollie, did you really mean it about giving up on the republic?  Then why do you contribute here and at the Federalist? 

    For many reasons!

    I think the States will have a long decline and I’d like as few people to be hurt during that decline as possible.

    I think that we’ll have to figure out where, metaphorically or geographically-ha!, liberty-loving people will go next. I’d like our numbers to be as strong as possible.

    Mostly I keep contributing because it’s my job to communicate truth. And because even though I suspect things are too far gone, how the heck would I know?

    There’s no guarantee of how things will end up on this side of paradise but I also don’t put my hope in this world. That’s why I’m cheerful even in my despair for what we’re doing to this republic.

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    @Sherri

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    @Sherri

    This Ricochet member enjoys listening to your banter. Carry on!

     

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    @HowardSlugh

    No word yet on when/how the left will try to spin this as a threat to gay-rights.

    “Supreme Court will hear Muslim prisoner’s religious challenge to prison no-beards policy.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/03/03/supreme-court-will-hear-muslim-prisoners-religious-challenge-to-prison-no-beards-policy/ 

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