Tag: peta

We’re talking impeachment, criminalizing speech, and fake groundhogs on Thursday’s Three Martini Lunch. Join Jim and Greg as they roll their eyes at most questions being asked by senators in the impeachment trial and then discuss how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suddenly seems to have the votes needed to end the push for more witnesses and end the trial soon. Even though it’ll never happen, they also cringe as Elizabeth Warren panders for more votes by promising to impose civil and criminal penalties for online platforms that publish what she considers to be disinformation. And they have a lot of fun with PETA’s absurd demands that famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil be freed from the cruelty of his annual duties and be replaced with an animatronic groundhog equipped with artificial intelligence. But despite the lunacy, Jim sees some room for common ground!

Jim is back!  Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of New Yorkers bluntly rejecting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2020 presidential bid but it does give Greg an idea of how to thin the 24-candidate field.  They also applaud Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for giving AT&T, Verizon and other carriers more latitude to block the robocalls flooding our cell phones.  And they have a lot of fun with PETA’s ridiculous denunciation of former President Jimmy Carter of speciesism and a human-supremacist worldview because  he likes to go turkey hunting.

Conservation Is Conservatism. Animal Rights Radicalism Is Not.


Michael Scully has apparently decided to take leave of his senses and join PETA.

Then, to take a final illustration, we have the 5 or 6 percent of our population who still think it is normal, and indeed praiseworthy, to stalk, sneak up on, and dispatch animals for no better reason than the malicious thrill of it, memorializing these moments with their “trophies.” It’s a passion captured by an American bow hunter who wrote of deer, “I have so loved them that I longed to kill them,” and these days it extends well beyond deer to “game” of every kind. The creepiest of the lot is a type whose low character can escape no outsider to the trophy-hunting mania: thousands of people who compete throughout the world to kill the most and biggest animals. Members of outfits such as America’s own Safari Club International, these hunters are mostly men of means who still assume it is their prerogative to kill even elephants, rhinos, lions, grizzlies, and every other kind of creature in every place on earth.

Member Post


Jim Geraghty is reporting that Newsmax is pledging a Dr. Evil amount of money to the Clinton foundation. I’m just hoping we never read about Ricochet donating to the Elizabeth Warren TeePee Museum or the PETA cow sanctuary or the Planned Parenthood Memorial Nursery. (I guess if Obama’s dog hurt its paw, they could chip 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. Join Ricochet for Free.

The Traditional Circus Gets A Win


circusI’m not surprised but I’m not hearing a lot of people talking about The Humane Society, The ASPCA, and others, having to pay Ringling Bros. for misleading people about how they treat their elephants. Is this significant? Will people think twice the next time their heart strings are tugged by animal rights groups? Or does this just put off the inevitable end of the traditional circus as we know it. And please, no comments regarding how you feel about clowns.