Jim Geraghty of National Review and Rich McFadden of Radio America tackle two good martinis and one crazy as Rich sits in for Greg Corombos. First, they marvel at President Trump’s $125 million fundraising haul in the third quarter of 2019. They also notice brewing tensions on the far left as Bernie Sanders starts criticizing Elizabeth Warren for refusing to admit she will have to raise taxes to pay for her progressive agenda. And they shake their heads as Trump reportedly advocated a snake-filled moat at the border and for border agents to shoot people in the legs if they were coming in illegally.

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  1. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    This episode won’t download:

    {"response":{"error":{"messages":["Episode not downloadable"],"code":403}}}

    That timing of 00:Infinity looks a little funny, too.

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  2. Arahant Member
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    @max @blueyeti? Need a reload or something here?

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  3. Patrick McClure Coolidge
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    Best Geraghty has been this week. But I suppose eventually it will download.

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  4. Jdetente Member
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    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Best Geraghty has been this week. But I suppose eventually it will download.

    Sometimes no news is good news. 

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  5. Zed11 Inactive
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    Not working for me, downloading or stream.

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  6. JesseMcVay Inactive
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    @JesseMcVay

    C’mon guys.  Six hours in and still not figured out?

     

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  7. Arahant Member
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    JesseMcVay (View Comment):

    C’mon guys. Six hours in and still not figured out?

    They seem to be dealing with some other site issues, too.

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  8. mildlyo Member
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    Can’t stream nor download

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  9. Arahant Member
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    mildlyo (View Comment):

    Can’t stream nor download

    I just threw it into Bug Reports. With everything else that seems to be going on with the site today, Cod knows when they’ll get to it, but they should know.

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  10. Arahant Member
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    I guess we can blame it on @gregcorombos for taking vacation.

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  11. kedavis Member
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    Now up to 13 hours.  Well, maybe I shouldn’t expect too much for $2.50.

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  12. EJGorman Coolidge
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    Very disappointed this still doesn’t work.  I am finding more and more glitches when listening to podcasts off this platform.

     

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  13. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure
    @Patrickb63

    8:48 AM, 10/03/2019. Still not working.

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  14. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    @EugeneKriegsmann

    I long ago complained about podcasts listened to directly from Ricochet. It was recommended that I use the iTunes feed. I have and it normally works reasonably well. However, there was something with Three Martini Lunch yesterday that had nothing to do with Ricochet or iTunes. I went directly to the Radio America site to get the pod and it wasn’t listed there at all. The problem with the October 2nd podcast was something on Radio America. I suspect, as @Arahant said above, that Greg Corombos’ absence had something to do with the recording not working. Pretty disappointing! 

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  15. Moneyman Inactive
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    @Moneyman

    Still not working.

    Do the not understand that my liver requires a daily dose of the 3 Martini Lunch to survive!!!

    LOL!!!

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  16. Moneyman Inactive
    Moneyman
    @Moneyman

    Do “they” not understand.

    See, my liver is already damaged!!

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  17. Max Ledoux Coolidge
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    Hey, Guys, thanks for commenting here but also for a quicker response in the future please email me at support@ricochet.com. I don’t know what’s wrong with the episode. Greg usually posts these on his own (I.E., I don’t post them), but looks like he’s on vacation. I’ve emailed him, though.

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  18. Max Ledoux Coolidge
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    Hey, guys, looks like Greg fixed this while I was typing my comment! Episode is now playing.

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  19. Greg Corombos Podcaster
    Greg Corombos
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    So sorry, guys.  Was out yesterday.  Pretty sure I just corrected the glitch.  The bad news is we didn’t get you your podcast yesterday.  Good news is you now will get two today.  But I’m so sorry for the frustrations yesterday.  That’s unacceptable.

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  20. Moneyman Inactive
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    @Moneyman

    I was able to download and listen to this episode.  Liver functioning normally again.

    :-)

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  21. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Greg Corombos (View Comment):

    So sorry, guys. Was out yesterday. Pretty sure I just corrected the glitch. The bad news is we didn’t get you your podcast yesterday. Good news is you now will get two today. But I’m so sorry for the frustrations yesterday. That’s unacceptable.

    Greg, you should listen to this episode.   It was more of an equal conversation.  

    Usually, it’s more like The Jim Geraghty Show, with Greg Corombos as Ed McMahon.  (The oldsters will get the reference.)

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  22. EJGorman Coolidge
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    Greg Corombos (View Comment):

    So sorry, guys. Was out yesterday. Pretty sure I just corrected the glitch. The bad news is we didn’t get you your podcast yesterday. Good news is you now will get two today. But I’m so sorry for the frustrations yesterday. That’s unacceptable.

    I need a grievance counsellor …lol.  Thanks for the fix Mr. Cormbos.

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  23. Taras Coolidge
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     When talking about Trump’s fundraising success, the big question the guys never bring up is:

    How much does Trump need to overcome the heavy hand that the liberal media are going to put on the political scales? 

     In 1988, the liberal media were confident that the “pendulum” would “swing”, bringing liberal Democrats back into power after Reagan.  And so, they covered the election in a (relatively) evenhanded way.

    They were stunned when George H.W. Bush won, and swore to themselves that they wouldn’t let it happen next time.  

    In 1992, they buckled down to make sure Bill Clinton got elected, while The Clueless One (one of my pet names for Bush Sr.) kept waiting in vain for the media to investigate Clinton’s appalling career.

    In 2016, the effort by the media, now joined by the social media corporations, to defeat Donald Trump was half-hearted, because they were all sure he was going to lose anyway. 

    In 2020, they are going to pull out all the stops to defeat Donald Trump.  Figured as a campaign contribution, it’s likely to be the equivalent of several billion dollars. 

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  24. Patrick McClure Coolidge
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    Illinois Secure Choice

     

    Because when I think of great financial acumen, I think of the state of Illinois.

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  25. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Jim Geraghty (11:15):  “There is a broad consensus in this country for border security.”

    Oh, Jim.  Oh, Jim.  

    There is a “broad consensus” in the Democratic Party that California is the ideal.    

    1.  Bring in millions of poor and incompetent immigrants.  

    2.  Make sure they — and their descendants — remain dependent on the government.*

    3.  Create a political machine that ensures that Democrats remain in power, no matter how bad a job they do. 

    *For example, by maintaining the public school monopoly.   This is also critical for teaching anti-Americanism. 

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  26. kedavis Member
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    Greg Corombos (View Comment):

    So sorry, guys. Was out yesterday. Pretty sure I just corrected the glitch. The bad news is we didn’t get you your podcast yesterday. Good news is you now will get two today. But I’m so sorry for the frustrations yesterday. That’s unacceptable.

    Heck of a day off, when you have to do the work anyway!

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  27. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Taras (View Comment):

    Jim Geraghty (11:15): “There is a broad consensus in this country for border security.”

    Oh, Jim. Oh, Jim.

    There is a “broad consensus” in the Democratic Party that California is the ideal.

    1. Bring in millions of poor and incompetent immigrants.

    2. Make sure they — and their descendants — remain dependent on the government.*

    3. Create a political machine that ensures that Democrats remain in power, no matter how bad a job they do.

    *For example, by maintaining the public school monopoly. This is also critical for teaching anti-Americanism.

    There may very well be a broad consensus in the country for border security.  Not in the Democrat Party Leadership, but that’s not really the country.  The trick is to get the country to stop voting for leadership that doesn’t really agree with them.

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  28. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Thanks, Greg.

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  29. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Now I’m imagining Greg’s discussion with his boss, Rich.

    “Let’s go over it one more time, Rich. It’s just like it says on the instruction sheet I wrote up for when I’m gone. Step one…”

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  30. FredGoodhue Coolidge
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    If more people would join Ricochet, they could have have a quality assurance staff to find and fix these problems.  Rob Long should use this example in his next membership pitch.

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