Ep. 257 – This week’s episode feature Dave’s interviews at The Real Side Radio; Movie Critic Christian Toto, purveyor at HollywoodInToto.com discusses the controversial Netflix film “Cuties”, Sam Elliott, Burt Reynolds, and the Oscars. At @22:43 Jon Gabriel, Editor in Chief at Ricochet.com discusses the “Harris-Biden Administration” and why Arizona may be big trouble for both President Trump and Senator Martha McSally. At @42:22 Billboard’s Top 40 pop recording artist Ricky Rebel discusses his viral video MAGA (YMCA parody played in full at the end of the interview), and his thoughts on the Lefts’ identity politics.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Tulsa: My First Trump Rally


Late last year, pre-COVID, I told my family I wanted to go to the next Trump rally anywhere near home (Atlanta). I considered going to the Nov 2018 rally in Macon, GA, Trump held to support Brian Kemp, as it was only a two-hour drive but didn’t adjust my schedule and the opportunity slipped by. A 2019 rally in Panama City Beach, FL, caught my eye, but it was a weekday, and I just couldn’t fit in the five-hour drive. Same problem with the Charlotte, NC, rally in March this year–the last opportunity before everything stopped.

When Trump chose Tulsa to host the restart of his rallies, I realized it would be only a two-and-a-half-hour drive, as the 19th fell in the middle of a work trip to south-central Oklahoma. But with my work schedule and the expected line to get in, there was no way to make it on Friday night. I discover the next day that the rally had been moved to Saturday–perfect, as my client is not working weekends.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Post Impeachment, a Key Republican Suburban Area Rallies Around Trump


The New York Times is reporting “voters in the populous, heavily Republican suburbs west of Milwaukee did not entirely embrace Donald Trump in 2016. They do now.”

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Make Architecture Great Again


The brutalist J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, DC, built in the 1960s.
Donald Trump is finally courting my vote. His administration has leaked a draft executive order concerning the design of federal buildings. The Washington Examiner reports:

The Trump administration may be crafting an executive order that would require all new federal buildings to be designed with a classical appearance. The Architectural Record claims to have obtained a copy of the order, ‘Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.’ According to the report, the order makes reference to the architectural taste of the Founding Fathers, who styled buildings from ‘democratic Athens’ and ‘republican Rome.’ The order critiques modern architecture under the General Service Administration’s ‘Design Excellence Program’ for failing to integrate ‘national values into federal buildings.’ It claims the quality of architecture produced in the modern era is ‘influenced by Brutalism and Deconstructivism.’

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Member Post


Vice President Pence was in Michigan while President Trump (with First Lady Melania) was attending the NATO meeting in London. VP Pence delivered his brand of campaign speech, familiar in cadence and just fleshed out with promises kept and the latest craziness from the Democrats. He tailored the message to the audiences, first speaking in […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Louisiana MAGA-nificant Election


Louisiana is one of the states that has a top-two or “jungle” primary system, in which all candidates of all parties compete head-to-head. If one candidate gets 50% plus 1, they are the outright winner, otherwise the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, go on to a mid-November run-off election. President Trump both stopped the Democratic Party from an outright win in the governor’s race but also used the Lake Charles MAGA rally Thursday to preach solidarity to both strong Republican candidates and their supporters. It was Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment restated as he brought Ralph Abraham and “Eddie” Rispone up together to speak to the crowd: “You are not allowed to hit your Republican opponent. You are only allowed to hit John Bel Edwards, because he deserves it.”

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. People Have the Power, Not Walmart CEO Doug McMillon


WalmartRedGreenAnyone who values the Constitution, let alone gun ownership and the right to effective self-defense, will immediately punish Walmart, shifting all purchases to:

  • Dollar stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Hardware stores
  • Auto part stores
  • Even Amazon. Yes, Amazon is also hostile, but this is allying with Soviet Russia to crush Nazi Germany.

We cannot afford to wait and see if “Walmart’s virtue signal” in its announcement that it will “stop selling ‘short-barrel rifle ammunition,'” will somehow organically, cosmically balance out in our favor. Things can and will get much worse unless Walmart is made an example of, for all corporations that depend on normal Americans’ dollars for their business success.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Silence Is Consent


We know that President Trump relies heavily on the feedback he gets from MAGA rally crowds. If Second Amendment voters are keeping silent on gun control and just cheering at Trump’s rallies, he reasonably believes he has them on his side. So it is a great shame on every gun owner who showed up at the New Hampshire Trump reelection rally unprepared, with several friends, to start chanting “Keep Your Word!” That sound of silence was reasonably taken by President Trump as confirmation that he could talk his 2016 voters into any position he takes in 2019.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Juneteenth: Emancipation Day


On June 19, 1865, Union Army Major General Gordon Granger read General Orders, Number 3, to the people of Galveston, Texas. It was two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, but at last the words of freedom came to African-American slaves in Texas. This day became known as Juneteenth, and eventually became first an unofficial holiday and then a holiday recognized by some states.

General Granger wrote, in part:

Art Tavana is a conservative, libertarian columnist at Playboy and contributor at National Review. An Armenian refugee from Iran, Art talks about how Michael J. Fox as Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties indoctrinated him as a conservative early in life and why being a conservative writing for Playboy is only okay because he’s a person of color and not a white MAGA bro. He and Bridget discuss the strange fad of corporations caving to the mob and apologizing every time someone gets “offended”, his perspective on gratitude as an immigrant living in America, the freedom of having nothing to lose, and why they both hate being branded as activists. The conversation ranges from mourning the death of contrarians, to dissecting why populism needs to go, to predicting that our totalitarian leader is going to come from the left, to why you shouldn’t ever join a group to solve your problems. Finally, don’t miss Art’s explanation of why Atlas Shrugged is the most feminist thing he’s ever read.

For questions, comments or topic requests contact us at: walkinswelcomequestions@gmail.com

Member Post


Question: Has there ever been a bigger drama queen in modern American politics than U.S. Senator Cory Booker? This guy is a piece of work. Under normal circumstances you’d expect to see a guy like him maybe standing on a street corner, spewing gibberish to passersby, or just to the thin air. Instead, he’s a […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 23, 2019 number 209 it is the Indigenous Billionaires edition of the podcast (yeah, we’re not exactly sure what that means either). We are your poor but proud hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa and we come to you every week with the scintillating discussion of the issues of the day that – we’re not kidding here – you’re just not going to find anywhere else.

This we we have two topics…That’s no surprise; we have two topics every week. We will discuss the intellectual and economic (and moral!) foundation of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ argument that we’d all be more virtuous if we just took a boatload more money from the filthy rich and then gave it to the poor. Why is it that the ideas of the free market that (in case you haven’t noticed) brought the world untold prosperity are after all so hard to grasp? We discuss.

Member Post


Some may remember the moral panic that followed the months after September 11th, 2001. The sudden fear of intolerance that gripped the country as figures left, right, and center warned of backlash against non-terrorists who happen to wear turbans. Of course one shouldn’t object to the substance; Don’t blame a group for the actions of […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America unload on the media for running with the Buzzfeed story on the Mueller investigation that the Mueller team itself has now debunked, and for piling on a group of high school students over the incident at the Lincoln Memorial before almost any of the facts were in. Alexandra also explains how Planned Parenthood’s own report for fiscal year 2017-2018 debunks four of it’s most oft-parroted talking points. And they shake their heads as Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono questions whether a member of the Knights of Columbus can be trusted to hold public office and then suggests a resolution condemning religious tests for nominees addresses a problem that does not exist.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. How NOT to make America Strong Again


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/M901_TOW_missile_vehicle_(1985).JPEGI found this two page document in my old military career files. I believe it was circulated to every U.S. military unit in West Germany. Note the lack of official office header. Note our battalion commander’s short-hand direction, in the upper left corner, to ensure every officer read it. I have typed, in red, the words that are too faint to read on this old photocopy. After the document, I have a tale to tell.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Why Should Independents and Trump Democrats Trust Martha McSally?


There are significant reasons for the razor-thin race in Arizona between two Congresswomen. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema are focused on getting the votes of the 3 to 6 percent still undecided. Martha McSally’s basic problem is overcoming the dead weight of the past two Republican Senators, who damaged the party brand for that critical subset of voters. I have urged Martha McSally to clearly declare herself on the side of the MAGA agenda, including the 2020 election, as Ambassador Nikki Haley did. Unfortunately, Congresswoman McSally has not. So what are these voters to do?

Arizona, as with many other states, has moved heavily towards mail-in ballots, and early voting at physical polling places. The fight, now, may be over only about 20 percent of votes in the election, if an estimated 80% cast early ballots. The currently counted early ballot statistics, by party registration, look similar to past years, so gives no strong support to any candidate approaching the winner’s circle. Since undecided voters have held off, there is a real fight to gain the election-winning votes.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Member Post


We can be lulled or driven to distraction with the polling political fantasy league. The converse problem is confirmation bias. We see what we want. The Senate seems to still be trending the Republicans’ way, as long projected. The House is trending towards a toss-up. Everyone has their favorite reader of palms, caster of bones, […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Another Letter to Congresswoman Martha McSally


https://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/10/Trump-McSally-rally-Arizona-getty-640x480.jpgDear Congresswoman McSally,

I deeply admired your true courage and integrity in your long fight to force the Department of Defense to live up to the Constitution, not subjecting military women to the outrageous demand they conform to a 7th Century dress code in a country we were keeping free from Iraq and Iran. I was pleased to cross your path in the Davis-Monthan photo facility, as I was taking another Army board photo, and you were getting a command photo. The Air Force did the right thing, eventually, despite your righteous, eventually public, fight against bad policy.