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 SIRI, I haven’t gotten any attention for awhile.  What’s the best tweet to show I’m an out-of-touch elite snob? $61 for a shot of my favorite whisky?  Boy, inflation is really starting to hit the little guy. Three tries and I couldn’t hit the french fries.  Maybe I shouldn’t have downed that first one so […]

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Camilla (or Shirley or Richard), We Hardly Knew Ye


The only things I post on Twitter are pictures and commentary about my coin collection and discussions with other collectors about their pictures and commentary about their coin collections. Exciting stuff.

Occasionally, I’ll get a follower who has a female name and a picture of a cute girl as an icon. I’ll look at the profile and previous tweets and there is no mention of numismatics. The tweets are all selfies of the icon girl. I used to hit follow on anyone who would follow me, but not on any of these. When I did follow them, I’d immediately get a DM offering to sell porn and/or crypto.

Ricochet Is a Palate Cleanser


I’ve been working a lot lately (well, all year), in the final months of a big automation project with a preposterous number of moving parts. It’s fun to watch it all come together — and mostly work.

When the need to vent my spleen becomes irresistible, as it inevitably does, these days I do that venting on Twitter. (I’m going to deadname the site forever. Pluto is still a planet in my book, for what that’s worth: I’m slow to adapt to a shifting reality. Don’t get me started on pronouns.)

Jim and Greg give credit to CNN’s Dana Bash for asking tough questions of the three House Democrats House Speaker Kevin McCarthy wants booted from their sensitive committees – and their answers were rather unconvincing. They also react to the latest “Twitter Files,” exposing the powerful left-wing group Hamilton 68, which declared many Twitter accounts to be Russian bots or peddling Russian disinformation, when the vast majority were real people who just disagreed with the left’s narrative on various issues. Finally, they react to President Trump’s bizarre accusation that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis locked down his state far too long during the COVID pandemic, when the evidence is strongly to the contrary, and discuss why Trump is pursuing this line of attack.

Join Jim and Greg as they weigh in the second day of House Republicans at odds over whether Kevin McCarthy should be Speaker of the House. What is the end game of the McCarthy opponents? Will they force a more conservative speaker or will we get one that’s worse? They also thank Elon Musk and Matt Taibbi for exposing more details of how the FBI and other government entities aggressively pushed Twitter to suspend many accounts from 2017 forward. Are we not at a clear First Amendment issue on this story? And they applaud Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his inaugural address that articulates a conservative vision on many issues quite well.

Happy New Year!  Jim and Greg start the new year by closing out the awards season for last year. Today, they give our their prestigious choices for Person of the Year, with Jim focusing on the midterm elections and Greg thinking about a moment that took almost 50 years to come. Then they reveal their selections for Turncoat of the Year, as Jim zeroes in on presidential politics and Greg goes with people in government doing the exact opposite of their job description.  Finally, they offer up predictions for 2023. One of them is optimistic and one of them most certainly is not.

Thanks for listening! Our usual 3 Martini Lunch format returns on Tuesday.

Jim and Greg are back for the third round of their prestigious Three Martini Lunch Awards. Today, they discuss the biggest lies of 2022, with Jim focusing on our economy and Greg opting for an infuriating falsehood connected to our elections. Then, they reveal their choices for the best and worst political theater of 2022.

Up this week from Dennis Kneale: Why are the media still ignoring #TheTwitterFiles? And… Silicon Valley sage Vikek Wadhwa accuses The New York Times and The Washington Post of telling lies in Kashmir, and best-selling author Natalie Pace on her life as a nomadic journalist..

Plus this: you think your Christmas dinner might get awkward? Hold Dennis’ beer: Our host must decide whether to sit down to supper with a person who recently was thinking of killing him—and this person owns six guns.

Federalist Radio Hour Host Emily Jashinsky is in for Jim today. Emily and Greg start by dissecting the left’s full meltdown over Twitter suspending several journalists on the left for violating the new doxxing rules. They also discuss the impact Twitter has in exposing media bias and whether Elon Musk’s actions break his pledge to champion free speech. They’re also furious as Philadelphia public schools plan to impose a mask mandate on students when they return in January just as the damage done to poor and minority students in California from being out of school becomes clearer. Finally, they wonder what exactly Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg does following reports he was vacationing in Portugal just a week before the nation was threatened with an economy-crippling railroad strike.

TechFreedom’s Internet policy counsel and director of appellate litigation Corbin K. Barthold joins Theodore Kupfer to discuss digital authoritarianism in China, the possibility of decentralized social control in the West, and the new era of Twitter.

Find the transcript of this conversation and more at City Journal.

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss the impact of Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an independent – both on the functioning of the Senate and the 2024 Senate race in Arizona. They also break down the reporting of Bari Weiss on how Twitter really was shadow banning  – or “visibility filtering”  – certain accounts on the right. And they discuss the bizarre case of the Biden administration’s non-binary nuclear waste expert being charged with another felony after a second case of stealing someone else’s luggage at the airport.

Join Jim and Greg as they react to the news that former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker was trying to prevent reporters Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss from seeing certain documents related to Twitter’s spiking of the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020. They also dissect Sen. Warnock’s win over Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate runoff and lament that there seem to be no consequences for any major GOP figure for terrible midterm results. And they fume as Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon informs his prosecutors to lessen charges against criminals to prevent suspects from facing deportation.

Join Jim and Greg as they break down the very significant revelations about how Twitter suppressed the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020. They also unload on President Trump for demanding to be installed immediately as president or for a new election through “the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”  And they rip on the Democrats too as incoming House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries repeatedly called into question the legitimacy of Trump’s election in 2016.

Join Jim and Greg as they cheer Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for blasting Apple’s nauseating practices of silencing American voices it disagrees with and groveling before the Chinese government by making it harder for protesters there to get their messages out. They also groan as the crisis in Haiti is on the brink of collapse and the Biden administration fails to get other nations to take the lead on the response. And they discuss whether Kevin McCarthy will have the 218 votes needed to become speaker after at least two GOP members say they won’t back him on the House floor come January.

Strike a Blow for Free Speech


Those people who consider themselves as the prince-electors are aiming to destroy the Elon Musk-owned Twitter unless they are able to bring Musk to heel.  Many advertisers have been pressured into stopping or suspending their advertising on the platform, and Apple is apparently thinking of banning Twitter from the App Store.

As Musk said yesterday: “This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead.”