Eric Holder
Eric Holder Wants To Read Your Texts

This week Kurt Schlichter gives a lesson about the Constitution, Stephen Kruiser hates Casablanca, and Tony Katz thinks the Tracked and Targeted producers pay attention to what he says. Everything about this week’s podcast is absolutely un-American.

A BLOCK:
Holder v. Apple

Katz kicks off the podcast with Attorney General Eric Holder’s contempt for Apple and your privacy. Schlichter reminds the AG that the Constitution was designed to obstruct the government and protect the rights of the people. He also gives a little too much information about naughty protestant texting.

Note: The audio in the A Block is fixed by the B Block … sedatives have a profound effect on Kruiser. 

B BLOCK (AKA, THE HAMMOCK):
The Nazi’s Wore Grey, The Millennials Wore On Our Nerves

Do you know what an “editorial” is? This author, NYU J-School grad student, and New York Times intern, did not. And that’s just enough to light Schlichter’s fuse, as he then ticks off Kruiser with assertions about the greatest American films (and how kids these days just don’t appreciate them). H/T John Nolte.

C BLOCK:
Consensual Sex 101

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed a “Yes Means Yes” bill into law, which means college students in the Golden State will need to carry a pen everywhere. Kruiser explains how rape hysteria is spilling over from campuses and why college degrees are useless.

D-DAWG BLOCK:
What Have We Learned Today?

Are you really live-tweeting Nerd Prom? Why aren’t you watching the Golden Globes? Answers to these questions and more when Schlichter makes C-SPAN’s Book-TV sound dirty.

Let us know what you think, as the coin of the realm is the Comment Section. Get in there. Let us know what you think. And if you’ve got a bee in your bonnet about something, chances are one of the hosts will too. Just let us know.

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  1. user_1126573 Member
    user_1126573
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    Not knowing who Peter Robinson is kind of ruined the humor in my post you referenced. But thanks for the mention anyway.

    BTW you should probably find out who Peter Robinson is.

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  2. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed a “Yes Means Yes” bill into law, which means college students in the Golden State will need to carry a pen everywhere.

    Actually, there’s already an app for that:

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  3. kmtanner Inactive
    kmtanner
    @kmtanner

    The whole podcast should be full of poyoyo yo-yoing. I was able to listen 19 minutes.

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  4. user_340549 Inactive
    user_340549
    @StephenKruiser

    kmtanner:The whole podcast should be full of poyoyo yo-yoing. I was able to listen 19 minutes.

    We’ll get right on that next week for you.

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  5. kmtanner Inactive
    kmtanner
    @kmtanner

    Do porn, “Jeremy” can play cameos if he is not well equipped.

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  6. user_1050 Member
    user_1050
    @MattBartle

    What is that Youtube video that was mentioned? The one that was described as so funny it would make someone drive off the road. The one that makes people say, “How have I never seen this before??”

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  7. RonnieJamesDiocletian Inactive
    RonnieJamesDiocletian
    @RonnieJamesDiocletian

    I don’t find any real insights in these podcasts… they mainly seem to be yelling things that other people have said or written. With Caddyshack quotes. And semi-ironic innuendo accompanied by forced cackling.

    Maybe that’s the point, and more power to them if so. This doesn’t seem a great fit with the measured, intellectual tone of the rest of Ricochet’s offering. I suppose I’m hoping Ricochet maintains a higher standard than talk radio.

    Note than I don’t even think these guys are, in the main, wrong. But most of the conversations are just rehashing tropes straight out of 90’s Angry White Guy caricatures. “Fetch me my latte, Millennial heh heh heh” is just kind of a lazy way to go.

    Millennials, whatever their degree of Marxist conditioning, are not particularly at fault for the system they find themselves graduating into. Recent polls show that they are actually extremely well disposed toward free-market economics (and social liberalism, of course). And, really, are Baby Boomers any less self-obsessed or prone to wanting big government do-something solutions to “social justice” problems?

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  8. user_370242 Inactive
    user_370242
    @Mikescapes

    Ronnie James Diocletion got it exactly right. Even if I understood the slick techie slang, I still wouldn’t have been amused. App this, app that, app yours. Maybe it’s a bias of mine, but conservatives, even young ones, don’t handle hip very well. Witty and articulate yes, cool no. You don’t have to close shop just yet. You kids have the necessary instincts for intellectual, conservative humor. Right now it comes across as too stand-up funny. Just another semester at the Peter Robinson Institute should get you up to prime time speed.

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  9. Paul-FB Member
    Paul-FB
    @PaulFB

    What a waste of my time! Nine minutes to shut-down.

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  10. 1967mustangman Inactive
    1967mustangman
    @1967mustangman

    Misthiocracy:Actually, there’s already an app for that:

    Good lord in heaven above. This is app is a real thing. That looked like an SNL add to me.

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  11. kmtanner Inactive
    kmtanner
    @kmtanner

    Ronnie and Mike, you shouldnt be so harsh, maybe these guys should concentrate on some topics more closely, for example upcoming elections or popular culture. They are comedians of ricochet, maybe there is demand for this, this is just confusing at first.

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  12. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    My favorite thing about Tracked and Targeted is that it isn’t like every other Ricochet podcast. I couldn’t listen to ~7 different podcasts a week that all sounded the same; thankfully the Ricochet Super Feed offers a great mix of sober and silly with many stages in between. Every single offering won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s a plus, not a minus.

    A policy podcast should have a different tone from an entertainment podcast, and what appeals to one listener might turn off the other. Unlike the liberal caricature, there is a wide variety of conservatives/libertarians. As an editor, I’m biased, but I’m glad Ricochet is expanding the net, not restricting it.

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  13. user_30416 Inactive
    user_30416
    @LeslieWatkins

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:My favorite thing about Tracked and Targeted is that it isn’t like every other Ricochet podcast. I couldn’t listen to ~7 different podcasts a week that all sounded the same; thankfully the Ricochet Super Feed offers a great mix of sober and silly with many stages in between. Every single offering won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s a plus, not a minus.

    A policy podcast should have a different tone from an entertainment podcast, and what appeals to one listener might turn off the other. Unlike the liberal caricature, there is a wide variety of conservatives/libertarians. As an editor, I’m biased, but I’m glad Ricochet is expanding the net, not restricting it.

    My thoughts exactly.

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  14. JimGoneWild Coolidge
    JimGoneWild
    @JimGoneWild

    Matt Bartle:What is that Youtube video that was mentioned? The one that was described as so funny it would make someone drive off the road. The one that makes people say, “How have I never seen this before??”

    Ditto. What was it? Something about “Speed Stick” .. ?

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  15. user_199279 Coolidge
    user_199279
    @ChrisCampion

    When I first saw Kruiser on PJTV, I immediately thought “The hair’s going to be a problem”. Then I found myself inhaling his show every time it came on.

    Why? Because he’s funny. And this show is unscripted (well, barely scripted), and it’s still funny. I don’t listen to every Ricochet podcast (in fact there’s one I listened to once, front to back, and I’m all set for the rest of my life), so give this podcast some time to find the sea legs.

    I’ll still be listening, even if I can’t see Kruiser’s hair.

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  16. Whiskey Sam Inactive
    Whiskey Sam
    @WhiskeySam

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:My favorite thing about Tracked and Targeted is that it like every other Ricochet podcast. I couldn’t listen to ~7 different podcasts a week that all sounded the same; thankfully the Ricochet Super Feed offers a great mix of sober and silly with many stages in between. Every single offering won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s a plus, not a minus.

    A policy podcast should have a different tone from an entertainment podcast, and what appeals to one listener might turn off the other. Unlike the liberal caricature, there is a wide variety of conservatives/libertarians. As an editor, I’m biased, but I’m glad Ricochet is expanding the net, not restricting it.

    Yes, Ricochet was desperately missing the donkey show humor demographic. The upside though is that the staff now has no grounds to threaten to ban Fred for bringing up the topic in a post.

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  17. user_340549 Inactive
    user_340549
    @StephenKruiser

    JimGoneWild:

    Matt Bartle:What is that Youtube video that was mentioned? The one that was described as so funny it would make someone drive off the road. The one that makes people say, “How have I never seen this before??”

    Ditto. What was it? Something about “Speed Stick” .. ?

    It’s called “Read A Book (Dirty Version)”. Language warnings all over the place for this one.

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  18. user_340549 Inactive
    user_340549
    @StephenKruiser

    Chris Campion:When I first saw Kruiser on PJTV, I immediately thought “The hair’s going to be a problem”. Then I found myself inhaling his show every time it came on.

    Why? Because he’s funny. And this show is unscripted (well, barely scripted), and it’s still funny. I don’t listen to every Ricochet podcast (in fact there’s one I listened to once, front to back, and I’m all set for the rest of my life), so give this podcast some time to find the sea legs.

    I’ll still be listening, even if I can’t see Kruiser’s hair.

    Thank you, Chris. We’re moving into the time of year when my hair is usually hidden by a baseball cap, readying itself for a springtime assault.

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  19. Podkayne of Israel Member
    Podkayne of Israel
    @PodkayneofIsrael

    I agree; too much yelling, not enough passion. You’re too dependent on shtick (“po-yo-yoing” gets old real fast). You don’t have to be “just like everybody else”, but maybe a little more preparation and a little less desperation would improve things.

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  20. peoter.karantov@gmail.com Thatcher
    peoter.karantov@gmail.com
    @ToryWarWriter

    Really people? Really?

    • #20