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Join Jim and Greg as they expose yet another day of Joe Biden not being able to appear in public the day after holding events, strongly suggesting he’s not up to the rigors of the campaign trail or the presidency. They also blast the violence perpetrated in Louisville and other cities in the wake of no police officers being charged for murder in the Breonna Taylor case. They also find it unacceptable that there is no bodycam evidence of the entry into the apartment or of the shooting. And they react to the case of arson at the Minnesota home of a Trump supporter and the graffiti left behind noting support for Biden, BLM, and more.
See Video: https://www.facebook.com/JesusWBlas/videos/1375024356021273 “If you’re a woman who’s a victim of sexual assault and the assailant has ran away, wouldn’t you rather talk to somebody who is trained in helping you deal with this, what you’re dealing with, as opposed to somebody whose main training is that they know how to use a firearm” – […]
After the deeply troubling and reprehensible killing of George Floyd — a black man at the knee of a white police officer in Minnesota — protests, and then riots, erupted across the country, and even across the globe.
A disgusting ideology is now manifesting itself as a response to this incident — Anti-Americanism. This is an ideology that has been quietly growing in our culture, and it is now out in the open. It must be addressed, condemned, and thwarted for the good of all.
The anti-American movement is now using the killing of Mr. Floyd as a political cudgel to wage war against the United States and our virtuous founding values. Mr. Floyd has unfortunately become a martyr for those who are looking at an excuse to riot, wage war against police, and write off America as inherently bad and racist. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
Join Jim and Greg as they cringe over President Trump’s tweet targeting a 75-year-old protester who suffered a head injury following a confrontation with Buffalo police. They also throw up their hands as the Minnesota State Patrol admits its officers slashed tires of some unoccupied vehicles during the recent riots, with an explanation that defies credulity. And they unload…again…on the World Health Organization for fostering massive confusion by suggesting that asymptomatic COVID patients very rarely infected other people – and the correction only made things even more confusing.
Four bad martinis to close out the week, all related to the unrest in Minnesota last night. First, Jim and Greg slam local officials for simply abandoning the neighborhood near the third police precinct to widespread arson and rioting while shaking their heads as MSNBC’s Ali Velshi claims most people are not “unruly” while a giant fire rages behind him. They cringe as Hennepin County Prosecutor Mike Freeman told reporters Thursday there was evidence suggesting there was no criminal conduct committed against George Floyd and as President Trump and Twitter go to war over social media in the midst of all this. And they’re dumbfounded as the Minnesota State Patrol arrests a CNN crew that was being cooperative and clearly stating they were media. Finally, they learn as they record that Officer Chauvin will be arrested for the murder of Floyd.
One week ago, I wrote a summary of “October surprises,” that were truly surprising. It is axiomatic that, each October, the media will unveil embarrassing, negative, damaging things about Republican candidates. The timing is intended to hurt Republicans and help Democrats at the ballot box. If the media doesn’t do it, a Republican self-sabotages. October 2018 started differently and has continued against the popular historical norm.
The Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, was reported by the Tampa Bay Times to have taken unreported gifts from lobbyists, then lied about it.
(The current riots and car-burnings in Sweden reminded me of this post from 2013) The government of Sweden didn’t do a very good job of protecting its citizens and their property from the rampant rioting that took place in late May. Government agents did, however, fulfill their duty of issuing parking tickets…to burned-out cars. Preview […]
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate another free speech victory coming out of the Supreme Court as it ruled against a Minnesota law that banned political apparel at the polls. They also remain confused at President Donald Trump’s praise for the murderous North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un. And they look at the initial details of the long-anticipated Inspector’s General report about Comey, Lynch, and the Hillary Clinton private server investigation.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America praise the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold an Ohio law that cuts inactive voters from the rolls if they haven’t voted in the past six years or asked the state to keep them on. They also blast a self-described intersectional, Muslim feminist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Keith Ellison’s Minnesota congressional seat, over her ugly tweet about Israel. And they unload on the New York Times for their sudden embrace of Mitt Romney.
I had never heard of this holiday until I met my wife. Back in the 1950’s, Minnesota Finns got tired of the Irish making such a big deal out of Saint Patrick, so they invented their own saint and accompanying legend. Just as Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, Saint Urho drove the […]
After consulting with @mattbalzer, @katiekoppelman, and @hankrhody we’ve chosen Saturday, April 7th as the date to hold a Ricochet Meetup in Alexandria, Minnesota. The venue will be Doolittles Woodfire Grill at 4409 State Highway 29 South. I suppose we’ll congregate at 6:00 pm unless someone wants to suggest a different starting time. Come join us. […]
I know the NFL is not fashionable on Ricochet, but I cannot help myself as a long suffering Minnesota Vikings fan! Are the football gods finally in my team’s favor? Preview Open
“Never walk into an environment and assume that you understand it better than the people who live there.” — Kofi Annan Preview Open
Early last week, Michael Barone published a piece analyzing the election returns in which he focused on the manner in which “the double-negatives” — those who thought highly neither of Donald Trump nor of Hillary Clinton — broke at the very end decisively for the former. Here is the way he put it:
One reason polling may have been misleading, or at least misled many of us in the psephology racket, is that this is the first presidential election since random sample polling began in 1935 in which most voters had negative feelings toward both major party candidates.
Election analysts have had experience dealing with elections in which majorities have positive feelings about both nominees; that has usually been the case in contests which turn out to have been seriously contested. “Double positives,” people with positive feelings about both candidates, will usually split along partisan or perhaps ethnic lines, and ordinarily pretty evenly.
When I last left off we were on our way to our next encampment (nights 3 and 4) at Minneopa State Park, in southern Minnesota. We had forewarned the kiddos: “We will be boondocking for the next 2 nights. The sites do not have water or sewer hookups so bathroom and shower usage should be […]
Minnesota recently switched from an open caucus to an open primary, which I thought was lunacy. I immediately shot off an email to my brother (who works for state government as a legislative liason) blaming him for the whole thing, and also implicating salty Hillary supporters (Bernie won big here). I got a chance to talk with […]
At our county GOP convention a few weeks ago I was elected as an alternate for the District 7 and state conventions. Just last night I received verification that one of the delegates can’t go to the CD7 convention and has asked me to be seated in his place. This is the convention in Alexandria […]