Big votes are coming soon on impeachment and in Iowa. Join Jim and Greg as they dive into reports suggesting three Senate Democrats are torn between convicting and acquitting President Trump. But will any of them actually buck their party? They also shudder at reports that the head of the Harvard chemistry department took taxpayer-funded research grants, only to pass his discoveries along to the Chinese for a very handsome sum of money – and he’s not alone. And while Jim generally gives high marks to Florida Sen. Rick Scott, he is exasperated to see Scott launching ads in Iowa which most analysts see as a thinly veiled preview of a 2024 White House bid.

Subscribe to Three Martini Lunch in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed.

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Earnest

There are 14 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. Arahant Member

    Gee, ¡JEB! could try running again, too. That would give us four from Florida.

    • #1
    • January 29, 2020, at 10:41 AM PST
    • Like
  2. Taras Coolidge

    “In 1998-1999 … Republicans were convinced that Bill Clinton had really broken the law …”

    Remember, Jim Geraghty is always wrong.

    Nobody doubts “that Bill Clinton had really broken the law”. The only issue was whether perjury in a sexual harassment case is impeachable or not.

    • #2
    • January 29, 2020, at 12:55 PM PST
    • 1 like
  3. Taras Coolidge

    $50,000 a month? Who does this chemistry professor think he is, Hunter Biden?

    • #3
    • January 29, 2020, at 1:48 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  4. kedavis Member

    Wow, odd marketing. Between martinis 2 and 3, I got a Spanish-language promo for what sounded like a Las Vegas casino.

    • #4
    • January 29, 2020, at 4:06 PM PST
    • Like
  5. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, odd marketing. Between martinis 2 and 3, I got a Spanish-language promo for what sounded like a Las Vegas casino.

    ¡Ay, caramba!

    • #5
    • January 29, 2020, at 4:08 PM PST
    • 1 like
  6. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, odd marketing. Between martinis 2 and 3, I got a Spanish-language promo for what sounded like a Las Vegas casino.

    You can blame me, since it was probably reading where I had mentioned ¡JEB! up above.

    • #6
    • January 29, 2020, at 4:09 PM PST
    • 1 like
  7. kedavis Member

    And after the last martini, too.

    • #7
    • January 29, 2020, at 4:11 PM PST
    • 1 like
  8. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, odd marketing. Between martinis 2 and 3, I got a Spanish-language promo for what sounded like a Las Vegas casino.

    ¡Ay, caramba!

    Or maybe someone misunderstood Greg Corombos.

     

    • #8
    • January 29, 2020, at 4:13 PM PST
    • 1 like
  9. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, odd marketing. Between martinis 2 and 3, I got a Spanish-language promo for what sounded like a Las Vegas casino.

    Both ads are for Mazda SUVs on my playback … Which I was at first enthusiastic about – you know Ricochet moving up in the ad world getting car ads.

    • #9
    • January 29, 2020, at 5:16 PM PST
    • 1 like
  10. kedavis Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, odd marketing. Between martinis 2 and 3, I got a Spanish-language promo for what sounded like a Las Vegas casino.

    Both ads are for Mazda SUVs on my playback … Which I was at first enthusiastic about – you know Ricochet moving up in the ad world getting car ads.

    According to my IP, I’m in Southern California, I think. Which isn’t true. But it seems all the Exede/ViaSat Internet IPs appear to be in SoCal… So maybe that’s why they thought I would understand Spanish?

    • #10
    • January 29, 2020, at 7:59 PM PST
    • Like
  11. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):
    According to my IP, I’m in Southern California, I think. Which isn’t true. But it seems all the Exede/ViaSat Internet IPs appear to be in SoCal… So maybe that’s why they thought I would understand Spanish?

    Probably.

    • #11
    • January 29, 2020, at 8:03 PM PST
    • Like
  12. Jon1979 Lincoln

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, odd marketing. Between martinis 2 and 3, I got a Spanish-language promo for what sounded like a Las Vegas casino.

    I got Spanish-language ads for Whataburger all the time at the start and finish of the podcast last year. I’m assuming it’s based on where the algorithm thinks your IP address is originating from, and what the likely demographics are there. Apparently, Radio America’s system thinks I’m somewhere in South Texas or El Paso.

    • #12
    • January 29, 2020, at 8:12 PM PST
    • 1 like
  13. kedavis Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, odd marketing. Between martinis 2 and 3, I got a Spanish-language promo for what sounded like a Las Vegas casino.

    I got Spanish-language ads for Whataburger all the time at the start and finish of the podcast last year. I’m assuming it’s based on where the algorithm thinks your IP address is originating from, and what the likely demographics are there. Apparently, Radio America’s system thinks I’m somewhere in South Texas or El Paso.

    There’s a lot of What-A-Burger in Arizona too, and maybe even some in SoCal and Nevada?

    • #13
    • January 30, 2020, at 1:42 AM PST
    • Like
  14. Jon1979 Lincoln

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, odd marketing. Between martinis 2 and 3, I got a Spanish-language promo for what sounded like a Las Vegas casino.

    I got Spanish-language ads for Whataburger all the time at the start and finish of the podcast last year. I’m assuming it’s based on where the algorithm thinks your IP address is originating from, and what the likely demographics are there. Apparently, Radio America’s system thinks I’m somewhere in South Texas or El Paso.

    There’s a lot of What-A-Burger in Arizona too, and maybe even some in SoCal and Nevada?

    Know they’re in the Phoenix area. Don’t think they’ve made it to SoCal yet, even though In ‘N Out’s made it the other way into Texas.

    • #14
    • January 30, 2020, at 1:52 AM PST
    • Like